Loki and Scarlet Witch reportedly getting their own Marvel TV series


Prepare for significant angsty scheming as Asgard’s more mischievous prince, Loki, could be getting his own television series.

Certain characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will possibly be getting their own shows, reports Variety, including the God of Mischief himself, Loki, along with Avenger Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. the Scarlet Witch, and other superheroes who haven’t had their own blockbuster spinoff film yet. 

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Disney is developing a number of limited series, according to the publisher, for its forthcoming streaming service set to launch late 2019. Read more…

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Retro logos for modern internet companies


What would the internet look like in 1975? Can you picture scrolling through Instagram in 1984, or tweeting in 1991? 

Graphic designer Future Punk reimagined sites like Reddit, Amazon, and SoundCloud as retro logos from the 1970s to the mid-1990s. Complete with classic title music and animations that look like they’re straight off your grandma’s favorite VHS tape, Future Punk’s logos will bring you back a few decades.

Redditors commented on the video, noting that it felt like “being a kid watching late night shows” and that the nostalgic vibes were comforting. The logos even went viral on Tumblr.  Read more…

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Millie Bobby Brown, 14, says Drake, 31, texts her boy advice


Apparently Drake gives Millie Bobby Brown boy advice.

During a red carpet interview for the Emmys, the 14-year-old Stranger Things star told Access that she and Drake have gotten close since first meeting in Australia. 

“We just texted each other the other day and he was like, ‘I miss you so much’ and I was like, ‘I miss you more!” Brown gushed.

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She admitted that Drake helps her navigate the terrifying world of dating teen boys, but wouldn’t reveal any details.

“You know, that stays in the text messages,” she laughed.  Read more…

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Attorney General blasts cryptocurrency exchanges


It’s not just the hacks and outright scams that make cryptocurrency a risky investment. 

According to a report from the office of the New York state attorney general, the exchanges themselves — the places where would-be investors go to buy and sell cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether — are not doing enough to protect their customers. And that should concern you. 

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The in-depth look at 13 exchanges, released today, details all the ways in which major exchanges fail to guard their customers against fraud, manipulation, and abuse. It’s not a pretty picture.  Read more…

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15 podcasts guaranteed to tell you a fantastic story


What’s the magic ingredient of a really great podcast, the thing that makes people tune in time after time? It’s simple in theory: Have a really good story. But how? 

There are all sorts of ways. Take Serial, the investigative journalism podcast that launched with the true story of the unsolved murder of high school senior Hae Min Lee. It’s been downloaded more than 350 million times as of 2018. Come September 20, it will debut its third season. Or, consider This American Life, where producers have been sharing good stories since 1995. 

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YouTube will close YouTube Gaming, move it all to the main site


YouTube Gaming is officially dead.

In a blog post today, YouTube announced that it’s dedicated YouTube Gaming app will soon cease to exist. The app will officially be retired In March 2019. 

But, don’t be mistaken. The shutdown of the YouTube Gaming app has more to do with the inability of the dedicated outlet to take off than anything concerning the success of video game livestreaming on YouTube. 

SEE ALSO: There’s no going back now: YouTube fully commits to vertical video with new ad format

On the contrary, according to YouTube’s Global Head of Gaming, Ryan Wyatt, gaming is bigger than ever on YouTube. “50 billion hours of Gaming content watched on YouTube in the last 12 months and 200M daily logged-in users watch Gaming every single day on YouTube,” Wyatt said in a tweet. Read more…

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A Tesla competitor just got $1 billion boost from Saudi Arabia


A hotshot electric vehicle company in Silicon Valley just got a $1 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

No, not Tesla. We’re talking about its eventual competitor, Lucid Motors, which is based right next door to Tesla’s Fremont headquarters in Newark, California. 

SEE ALSO: Sorry Tesla, but the Lucid Air is way more luxurious and spacious

The luxury electric vehicle brand announced the cash infusion this week, saying it would use the funding to move forward with its Tesla Model S “killer,” the Lucid Air, expected to launch in 2020, and to build out its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. Read more…

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A restaurant in Maine is trying to get lobsters high before cooking them alive


Welp, it looks like a restaurant in Maine is trying to get lobsters high before cooking them.

The owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound  restaurant, Charlotte Gill, recently revealed the restaurant has attempted to get their lobsters stoned in an effort to make their deaths at her eatery more humane, according to the Mount Desert Islander.

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“The animal is already going to be killed,” Gill told the Islander. “It is far more humane to make it a kinder passage.”

Gill concocted a, uh, interesting method of getting her lobsters high. Here’s an excerpt from the Islander that details her first attempt at smoking up a crustacean — a lobster she calls Roscoe: Read more…

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Senator Hirono wants men to ‘just shut up’ and ‘do the right thing for a change’


It’s been a particularly brutal week for women on Capitol Hill, and Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii is sick of it.

Asked about the allegations against Kavanaugh on Tuesday, Hirono expressed deep frustrations with the entire Senate Judiciary process, accusing the White House of victimizing Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser.

Mazie Hirono: “I just want to say to the men of this country: Just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change.” (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/pUbyrXeeiu

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 18, 2018

“I think we all know when something is unfair. When something smells. We all know this. Let’s face it: This is so patently unfair to her. What really bothers me and gets me so angry is that the White House is victimizing this person […] Why should we participate in a victimization who has the courage to come forward? And she is under absolutely no obligation to participate in a smearing of her and her family.”  Read more…

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