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Mark Hamill: Not having Carrie Fisher around to see ‘The Last Jedi‘ is ‘unspeakably tragic‘

Carrie Fisher‘s death will always sting for Star Wars fans, but The Last Jedi is the first film in the franchise to release into a world without her. Even a year after her passing, costar Mark Hamill and director Rian Johnson struggled to find the words to describe her performance as it connects to the past, present, and future of Princess Leia. "Listen, it‘s one of those things where it‘s unspeakably tragic," Hamill told Mashab

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There‘s much more to classical music than meets the ear

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The dude about to kill Net Neutrality thinks a dumb video will get you on his side

On the day before he‘s set to vote down Net Neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to calm your fears about the dark future he‘s about to unleash. He did that with a really stupid video. On Wednesday, with the help of conservative outlet The Daily Caller, Pai released a video entitled "7 Things You Can Still Do on the Internet After Net Neutrality." While the title speaks for itself, it doesn‘t quite capture the sheer stu

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5 crossovers we want to see from the Disney-Fox union

Just when we thought Disney couldn‘t dominate the box office any more completely, they went and picked up 20th Century Fox. There‘s every reason to fret about this latest turn of events. Will the Mouse House discourage Fox‘s edgier projects? Might the decreased competition lead to ever-bigger, ever-blander movies? How much more power will Disney have to throw around the next time they pick a fight with the press? But it‘s

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This is who the iMac Pro is for

The vast majority of Apple customers will never use an iMac Pro. The monstrously potent machine, billed as the most powerful Mac ever built when Apple unveiled it in June, has stratospheric capabilities and a price tag to match, putting it well out of the realm of consideration for your average iPhone user. But I‘d wager all of those people will, at some point, feel the effects of the iMac Pro, which goes on sale Thursday. The machine is ta

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Disney buys 21st Century Fox for 52 billion as it prepares for war with Netflix and Amazon

It‘s an arms race, and every media company is involved. Disney announced its much-anticipated acquisition of a big piece of 21st Century Fox for 52.4 billion in stock. The move gives Disney four important assets as the Mickey Mouse operation moves to compete with rivals including Netflix and Amazon. Here‘s what Disney is buying: 21st Century Fox movie studio FX and National geographic cable channels and some regional sports channels

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Man‘s security camera prank on unsuspecting friend escalates spectacularly

Turns out if you combine a security camera, some remote control lights, an Amazon Echo and an unsuspecting friend it can make for a pretty fun Twitter thread. SEE ALSO: This British man‘s email exchange with a scammer escalated hilariously On Wednesday, writer Nick Kocher took to Twitter to share the epic tale of a sequence of pranks he played on his buddy Jon Bass, who was crashing at his apartment while he was out of town for the weekend.

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Why spending 1,000+ on a phone isn‘t as crazy as it sounds

On Oct. 27, I joined millions of people worldwide in pre-ordering the iPhone X in the middle of the night. I went back to sleep after spending exactly 1,250.97 for the fully-loaded version, and I woke up the next day feeling completely unfazed by my purchase. A thousand dollars is a lot of f*cking money to spend on a phone that will eventually get banged up and slow down after software updates. For most people, blowing that kind of money on a gad

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McDonald‘s makes the McVegan burger a permanent fixture on 2 countries‘ menus

McDonald‘s isn‘t exactly number one on the list of vegan-friendly eateries. But, for vegans in Sweden and Finland, McDonald‘s just got a hell of a lot friendlier. SEE ALSO: McDonald‘s is testing out a McVegan burger in Finland McDonald‘s is making its McVegan burger a permanent menu fixture in Sweden and Finland after a successful trial of the item in Tampere, Finland, a spokesperson confirmed to Mashable. Den 28

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An airplane drew a Christmas tree on a flight tracker because why not

How far would you go for a Christmas gif? SEE ALSO: Budweiser is one step closer to developing beer on Mars Airbus A380 the world‘s largest passenger plane carried out a very festive test flight over Germany on Wednesday, as can be viewed on flight tracker websites. An early Christmas gif from the @Airbus A380.See how Airbus drew their tree at https://t.co/YQPtQ179tG pic.twitter.com/ah1eBzFGGY Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 13,

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This trailer re-imagines ‘Star Wars‘ with a green-skinned Han Solo and a female lead

In a parallel universe, in a galaxy far, far away, Han Solo is green-skinned with gills, Stormtroopers brand lightsabers, and the main character is a heroic young girl named Luka Starkiller. Those are just a few of the anomalies that can be seen in the paintings of talented artist Ralph McQuarrie who in 1975 was commissioned by George Lucas to "capture the grand theme, scale, and complexity" of the universe that was only on his mind and scripts.

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Shipwrecked souls: Behind the scenes of Outlander‘s Season 3 finale

It‘s a crisp June morning on Silverstroom Beach, a secluded bay located on the western cape of South Africa. The normally pristine stretch of soft white sand is littered with the debris left behind after a catastrophic shipwreck barrels, rigging, and jagged chunks of wood. There are two bodies on the beach, a man and a woman, both damp and dishevelled. She lies motionless as he crawls towards her, his movements desperate despite his obvio

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Company‘s Christmas competition results in very awkward Instagram hashtag fail

When you‘re running an Instagram competition, it‘s important to get your hashtag game on point. You want something snappy, something catchy maybe something with a bit of alliteration. Something that will be memorable. SEE ALSO: British man complains about crooked bread, gets a perfect response This was clearly the thought process British baking company Warburtons had recently when they decided to launch a Christmas crumpet competitio

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YouTuber addresses cultural stereotypes about interracial relationships

Making videos on the internet comes hand in hand with receiving mean and abusive comments. And, sometimes these comments can be extremely personal. But, YouTuber Natalie Tran was not prepared for the reactions and comments she receives about being an Asian woman in an interracial relationship. So, she decided to address the stereotypes surrounding her relationshipmany of which are rooted in historic and cultural representations of Asian peopl

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You can only buy this Miami condo with Bitcoin

If you‘re looking for a penthouse condo in Miami, and are sitting on a large heap of Bitcoin, we just might have a deal for you. A condo in Miami is selling on real estate site Redfin, seemingly for a price of 33. But according to CNBC it‘s actually 33 bitcoins, which is roughly 563,000 at current prices. SEE ALSO: Bitcoin‘s competitors are also at all-time highs and rising fast The description of the property says it‘s a

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Selena Gomez had a very sweet Instagram message for Taylor Swift‘s birthday

Friends send friends messages on Instagram for their birthdays. That‘s just, like, the law. SEE ALSO: Taylor Swift reinvents herself (again) for her first Vogue cover of the Reputation era It was Taylor Swift‘s birthday Wednesday and you‘d better bet her friend Selena Gomez had nice stuff to say about it. I‘m glad you were born. You write all the thoughts some aren‘t able to articulate. (ME!) Thank you for giving

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Morgan Spurlock says he‘s ‘part of the problem,‘ admits sexual misconduct

Morgan Spurlock admits to being part of the problem. SEE ALSO: Director Bryan Singer sued for alleged sexual assault of 17-year-old In a long tweet, the Super Size Me filmmaker lays down his history of sexual misconduct, from accusations of rape to paying to settle a sexual harassment allegation in the workplace. He also confesses to having been "unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend I ever had" and tried to dig into his own personal life to un

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Tim Minchin gave a beautiful performance for James Corden following the birth of his baby girl

A healthy dose of cynicism underpinned with compassion. That‘s the Tim Minchin way. SEE ALSO: Harry Styles just sort of helped James Corden with the birth of his daughter James Corden was not on The Late Late Show on Wednesday night due the birth of his new baby daughter, but guest host Bryan Cranston was there to introduce musical poet Tim Minchin. Minchin gave a touching rendition of his song "White Wine in the Sun," a song about how

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Fox reporter gets nailed in the face with snowball seconds before going live

Live reporting can be a risky business. Adverse weather conditions, large roadside puddles these are just a couple of the hazards a broadcaster faces when they‘re out in the field. It‘s not often you expect the source of the chaos to be your own colleague, though. SEE ALSO: I really hate to break this to you, but that BBC dad video happened this year In the clip above, FOX6 News Milwaukee reporter Amy DuPont is about to go live when

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Bryan Cranston‘s guest monologue for James Corden is as smooth as you‘d expect

If you need someone to have your back at the last minute, you can always rely on Bryan Cranston. SEE ALSO: Bryan Cranston had sex on a train and it did not go to plan With James Corden still away from work due to the birth of his baby daughter, Wednesday night‘s edition of The Late Late Show saw the Breaking Bad star picking up where Harry Styles left off. "As I‘m sure you‘ve determined by now, you‘ve realised I am not

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Minion steals part of guy‘s lawn then tags him on Facebook

A person dressed as a Minion has been causing a bit of mischief in the Western Australian town of Kalgoorlie he‘s accused of stealing bits of grass from a man‘s front yard. Brad Nicklin told WA Today he was sitting on his porch when he noticed a patch of grass missing from his front lawn. SEE ALSO: 14 of the most outlandish fast food abominations of 2017 "I noticed it was done with a shovel, not an animal, soI went through the [home

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Behind the ambitious plan to build and race flying cars

Since Back to the Future, you‘re far from alone if you‘ve wondered where the heck your flying car is already. Sure, we‘ve seen pitches by the likes of Kitty Hawk, which is backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, and Slovakian startup AeroMobil but the reality of a flying car still seems a way off. SEE ALSO: Why everyone suddenly got religion about electric cars An Australian startup called Alauda has an ambition to fast-track t

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SoundCloud‘s new CEO says update won‘t change what makes it great

Chance the Rapper traveled across the country over the last year telling crowds, "no problem." And yet, for SoundCloud, the music service that helped propel him to fame, it‘s been a year of turmoil. In July, the company was forced to lay off 173 employees, about 40 percent of its workforce, as it failed to pull in enough money to meet its costs. The move upset the SoundCloud community, including Chance: I‘m working on the SoundCloud

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4 industries you probably didn‘t realize could be impacted by net neutrality

With a historic net neutrality vote set to take place tomorrow, people across the United States are rightly concerned about the future of the internet. Visions of price-tiered online spaces dancing in their heads, constituents all over the country are reaching out to their elected officials in a likely doomed effort to forestall what many see as the inevitable destruction of our mostly level digital playing field. But tomorrow‘s vote is abo

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