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Here‘s the Comic Con survival kit that everyone will need this weekend

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Ready or not, here comes Comic Con International! One of the biggest pop culture conventions in the world is this weekend, so it‘s about time for everyone to get excited. For those first timers out there, here‘s a list of all the things you‘ll need while on the floor of this massively geeky event. Image: Hot topicA good backp

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John Legend gets real on Twitter after Donald Trump‘s Obamacare tweet

John Legend isn‘t staying quiet when it comes to health care. The latest plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act died on Monday night after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell failed to get enough support from his fellow Republicans. SEE ALSO: Indiana GOP asked for Obamacare horror stories and got tons of praise instead So now Donald Trump wants Congress to simply repeal the bill without a replacement. And, as he is wont to d

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Sorry, casual fans, but Captain Spip of the ‘Biowhale Deep Space‘ series is NOT a woman

SIGH. Here we go again. I feel like everywhere I turn I‘m hearing the question we‘ve all heard since the early 2000s: "Should the new Captain Spip be a woman?" Let me explain: no, he shouldn‘t. Case closed! That‘s why when I, a red-blooded male, saw a news alert yesterday that Judy Dench will be the voice of Captain Spip in the new season of Biowhale Deep Space, I ripped my shirt off in the grocery store and screamed as lo

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Intense clip shows a whale nearly crushing a small boat loaded with tourists

They‘re gonna need a bigger boat. Mark Collins was on vacation with his family near Exmouth, Australia when he noticed a whale in the water close to the Tantabiddi boat ramp. He began filming, and captured a whale showing off its impressive jumping abilities. Just as the family was discussing how dangerous the situation could turn, a whale breaches the water, landing just feet from a small boat loaded with tourists. Fortunately, no one

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The French culture minister‘s Twitter was taken over by a 13-year-old, and oh boy is somebody grounded

Imagine realizing that your 13-year-old kid just sent out a bunch of nonsensical tweets from your boss‘s Twitter account. And your boss just so happens to be the Culture Minister of France. Merde. SEE ALSO: Twitter‘s 2-factor authentication has a serious problem This was reality for one community manager whose son got a hold of the official account for Francoise Nyssen, the French Culture Minister. The results? Wildly inappropriate wo

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Snap Inc. is now selling Spectacles on Amazon

Snapchat Spectacles: They changed the snapping game and can be seen on the faces of every trendy hipster at this summer‘s major music festivals. Now, Snapchat‘s parent company Snap Inc. is making it even easier for you to get your hands on these shades by selling them on Amazon. SEE ALSO: Snapchat will let you record longer videos but there‘s an annoying catch Before today, you could only buy Spectacles in a few different places

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Ubisoft‘s ‘Starlink‘ sounded like the worst idea at E3, but we were all wrong

I can safely say I‘m a Starlink: Battle for Atlas believer now. It took a minute. The game‘s E3 2017 announcement left me with one thought: What are you thinking, Ubisoft? Starlink, in case you hadn‘t heard, falls under the "toys-to-life" banner, alongside games like Skylanders, Lego Dimensions, and the now-defunct Disney Infinity. SEE ALSO: The ambitious ‘Beyond Good and Evil 2‘ shows off a beautiful game engine Tha

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Every kindergartner in this Michigan county is going to college, thanks to one foundation

The days where you could pay for all your college tuition with the earnings from a part-time summer job are long gone. Nowadays, things are a bit different: According to Forbes, the cost of college has risen an average of seven percent per year since 1985 with the overall college education inflation rate at nearly 500 percent. Needless to say, kids cannot afford to go to college and, when they can, they‘re not all graduating. In one small

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Wow, this amateur ‘Ratatouille‘ sequel is much worse than the original

Remy, my dude, is that you? Unfortunately for patrons but fortunately for Ratatouille fans on Twitter, a nice rat was spotting nibbling its way through an NYC pie display on Monday. SEE ALSO: This rat is doing just fine in his banana skin, thanks for asking Even better, the rat was snacking directly under a sign advertising a "Ratatouille Goat Cheese" pie. It‘s admittedly a less alluring image than Remy‘s cinematic foray into haute c

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Daenerys‘ crew is giving us squad goals

Daenerys is destined for great things, but she wouldn‘t be where she is without her crew. We sat down with them to discuss what makes Daenerys a great leader and what she stands for. Read more...More about Television, Hbo, Game Of Thrones, Game Of Thrones Season 6, and Dragons

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A security researcher just revealed a huge Myspace security flaw. (And yes you should care.)

Tom, u up? MySpace you know that game-changing social media platform that you created and sold appears to have some serious security issues, dude. Security researcher Leigh-Anne Galloway shared a blog post on Monday detailing a huge security flaw she spotted on Myspace‘s account recovery page back in April. SEE ALSO: In honor of Trump‘s birthday, we dug up his completely real MySpace profile "In April this year whilst roaming the pla

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Microsoft will help the Google of China take its self-driving car platform global

Baidu, the company behind China‘s largest search engine and other assorted Google-esque projects, just got a big hand from the West to expand its self-driving car project around the world. Microsoft announced a new partnership with the Chinese company to help bring the Baidu open source autonomous car software platform, Apollo, across international borders by providing "global scale" via the Azure cloud. Baidu launched Apollo to create an o

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So, is this bird magically floating or what?

We‘ve seen birds in flight, and we‘ve seen birds at rest, but we‘ve never seen a bird quite like this. In this peculiar footage shared on Reddit, a garage security camera appears to show a bird hovering before the camera. But the bird isn‘t actually hovering rather, it‘s a bit of visual trickery caused by the camera‘s frame rate, which syncs perfectly with the bird‘s wing flapping. SEE ALSO: Scary vengean

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8 Summer Gadgets That Don‘t Suck

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This company is helping to eliminate food waste

The U.S. puts 30-40% of our food into the dumpster instead of into the hands of those who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. In addition to this negative social impact, wasted food is also a terrible source of greenhouse gas emissions. That‘s why Spoiler Alert is working to fix the problem by giving providers the data they need to feed the hungry and help the environment. Read more...More about Supported, A Cleaner Future

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One-hit-wonder Sisq remakes the only song he‘s famous for

Here are three words you never thought you‘d hear: Sisq is back. Oh, c‘mon. You know Sisq! Does "The Thong Song" ring a bell? Well if you‘ve been dying to know what he‘s been up to lately, we have the scoop. He‘s been busy making music, but by "making music," we mean re-releasing his only hit. The 41-year-old artist paired up with a Norwegian DJ trio JCY to remake the song with a modern, bass-dropping twist. And

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Scary video shows rabid bobcat attacking a man and his dog

A rabid bobcat attacked two men and a dog in Anthem, Arizona, on Sunday. According the Daisy Mountain Fire Department, a man was walking his German shepherd when a vicious bobcat began to chase them. A good samaritan saw the attack, jumped out of his vehicle and went to aid the man and his dog while another bystander filmed the incident. In the clip, the man can be seen pulling the bobcat off the dog, but when it releases, the bobcat grabs ho

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Ed Sheeran is back on Twitter because what is dead may never die

That didn‘t take long. Less than one day after deleting his Twitter, Ed Sheeran just can‘t seem to stay away. Everyone suspected that his departure from the social network was caused by an insane amount of hate he got for his weird Game of Thrones cameo. Exhibit A, B, and C. Thanks for ruining an entire series, Ed Sheeran. J Double (@JDoubleNTheBldg) July 18, 2017 SEE ALSO: I‘m Ed Sheeran and you can all go to hell Game of T

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‘Game of Thrones‘ power rankings for Season 7: Who will sit on the Iron Throne?

Winter has come, the players are maneuvering, and it‘s time to update our Game of Thrones power rankings. Join us as we set out to answer the only question that really matters: Who will sit on the Iron Throne of Westeros at the end of the show? In this, our third edition of the rankings, we‘re doing something a little different. We‘ll be updating after every episode of Season 7, taking account of the latest dealings and double c

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Oh no, Chipotle, nooooo

Just when you thought you were safe ... norovirus is back at Chipotle. A Chipotle location in Sterling, Virginia closed after several customers got sick after eating there. The website iwaspoisoned.com tracked illness among the Chipotle customers, who reported vomiting, diarrhea, fevers, and stomach pain. "We are working with health authorities to understand what the cause may be and to resolve the situation as quickly as possible," Jim Marsden,

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This ‘temporary tattoo‘ could totally change health care

Temporary tattoos are pretty fun. But soon they could be life-changing. Scientists have developed a stretchable electronic sensor that looks like a temporary tattooand, one day, it could be used to monitor vital signs. Right now, patients with chronic conditions have to suffer with stiff plastic sensors that don‘t breathe very well. SEE ALSO: A wristband with your medical records could be a life-saver in emergencies These new hypoallergeni

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I hate the ‘Dancing Hotdog!‘ game so much, but I can‘t stop playing it

Snapchat has done it again. It‘s created another insanely viral camera filter and this time it‘s so popular it inspired its own unofficial bootleg game (available on iOS and Android). I‘m of course talking about the Snapchat‘s footloose weenie, better known as the "dancing hot dog" that‘s inspired everyone‘s new favorite meme. Nice knowing ya, flower crown and puppy ears! As the dancing hot dog continues to ta

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‘Outlander‘ Season 3 trailer is agonizingly perfect

The first full trailer for Outlander Season 3 has arrived, and WE HAVE ALL THE FEELS. The new footage begins with Claire and Frank‘s life together after she returns from the past, and the friction between them as they attempt to raise Brianna together. Read more...More about Outlander, Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Tobias Menzies, and Outlander Season 3

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Congressman completely wastes NASA‘s time by asking about aliens

It‘s not internet trolls who are obsessed with aliens. Apparently congressmen are too. During a hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Tuesday, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher managed to baffle and amaze when he asked about life on Mars. And no, we‘re not talking microbial life something that NASA is hoping to hunt for with future missions to Mars. We‘re talking full-blown civilizations. SEE AL

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