How binge listening to podcasts helped me get through my breakup

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On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to be my president. Two days later, my boyfriend broke up with me out of the blue and, to top it all off, the internet in my flat went out the same night.

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Having recently moved from Los Angeles to London for university and to be in with my then boyfriend, I was suddenly very alone in a foreign country with a broken heart and no internet. I couldn’t watch the typical breakup films and TV shows that would have distracted me from the pain of abandonment.

In the silence of my flat, my mind would be pulled into thoughts about the deterioration of my relationship — how it happened, why I didn’t see it coming, what I might have done wrong. I tried to quiet my brain with Youtube videos of baby animals and Vine compilations, but as a student on a budget there were only so many data add-ons I could afford. To fill my need for constant sound I began bingeing on podcasts. Read more…

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Guy takes a photo with Seth Rogen every year for a good cause

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For the past four years a man named Ted has attended Hilarity for Charity events where he takes a picture with comedian Seth Rogen.

The best part is that the two have somewhat of a meta tradition surrounding the picture. Rogen always holds the photo from the previous year in one hand while giving a thumbs up with the other.

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Hilarity for Charity is a non-profit started by Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen, that “aims to significantly improve outcomes for all family members contending with Alzheimer’s disease by 2020.”  Read more…

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The first ‘Black Panther’ trailer is here and it’s absolutely amazing

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Marvel is rolling out a royal reception for their newest leading superhero. And by “royal reception,” we mean a really, really good first trailer. 

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Black Panther picks up shortly after Captain America: Civil War left off, with T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returning to Wakanda to take his father’s place as king.

But there’s no movie if the transition is easy and his reign uneventful – so naturally, an old enemy resurfaces to raise some hell. Good thing he’s got some ride-or-die allies on his side, including the all-female warrior corps known as the Dora Milaje. Read more…

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Woman finds live spider in her ear after complaining of a headache

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Doctors discovered that the source of a woman’s headache was A LIVE SPIDER INSIDE HER EAR.

While we can probably all relate to hopping on WebMD and discovering the worst possible outcome to an ailment, a live spider probably isn’t even on the list. 

According to SWNS, a 49-year-old woman awoke from a nap with a slight tingling sensation inside her ear. The woman considered she had something in her ear, so she tried to get it out using her fingers, but she was unsuccessful. Eventually the woman developed an “excruciating pain” inside her head, so she was rushed to the Columbia Asia Hospital in Hebbal, India, where a doctor discovered there was A LIVE SPIDER INSIDE HER EAR.  Read more…

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Dashcam video of a near-miss will make your palms sweat

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When driving along a completely deserted country road, you may be tempted to blow through a stop sign. Bad idea.

Nerve-wracking dashcam footage from a semi-truck driving along a state highway in Ohio shows an oblivious driver blow through a stop sign, barely missing the truck barreling through the intersection.  It’s truly amazing how close the two vehicles came without colliding. 

Fortunately, the truck driver noticed the car wasn’t stopping, and was able to slow down just enough to avoid a crash.  Read more…

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The next iPhone could already be behind the competition in an important way

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We’re still months away from the next iPhone which, by all accounts, will be Apple’s most impressive handset yet.

But there’s one important spec that may be far behind the competition and it could affect the speed of your data connection.

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That’s because Apple won’t be using Qualcomm’s newest X16 LTE modems — the ones capable of the ultra-fast 1 gigabit per second connections carriers have been promising us —in the latest iPhone, according to a new report in Bloomberg.

The reason is apparently due to the company’s longstanding reluctance to depend on a single manufacturer for key components of its iPhones. The iPhone 7, for example, used modems from Qualcomm and Intel, and Apple has sourced parts from multiple companies in the past. Read more…

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Macron really wants to ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ with grants for U.S. scientists

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French President Emmanuel Macron was actually serious about making our planet great again after President Trump withdrew America from the Paris Climate Agreement last week.

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He launched a campaign Thursday to recruit and pay for scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations to tackle climate change in France. A new site with the appropriate URL, makeourplanetgreatagain.fr, is a plea for teachers, researchers, business people, academics, and more to come to France. 

Delivering on our promisehttps://t.co/WMo5kBKMU1

— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) June 8, 2017 Read more…

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These precious little baby bears can’t even climb up this fence

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NBC Connecticut posted a video to their Facebook page “that may just be the cutest bear video we’ve ever seen.” 

In the clip, four adorable bear cubs attempt to follow a mama bear over a fence. One manages to get all the way to the top but seems to be unsure of what to do next. The other three struggle to shimmy their little bodies any further, until one of them simply gives up and dashes off-screen.

The woman swooning over these cute cubs in the background saying, “aww, they can’t climb” is basically the voice of anyone who watches the video.

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Here’s what real 360-degree videos look like from GoPro’s Fusion camera

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GoPro’s next breakthrough camera is the Fusion, its first consumer 360-degree camera capable of capturing 360/VR video in 5.2K resolution.

It looks mighty sickBitchin’, even. It’s one thing to look at an amped-up, highly produced trailer video, but something else when you’re looking at your own footage.

We won’t waste more of your time. Here’s some of the world’s first real-world footage captured straight from the GoPro Fusion.

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All of the 360-degree videos way down below were shot with a pre-production Fusion camera by GoPro reps or CEO Nick Woodman himself. For nerds who care, the spherical videos are H.264 and 4,096 x 2,048 resolution. OverCapture-plucked videos are 1,920 x 1,080. Read more…

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Apple embraces in-app tipping—as long as you give it a 30 percent cut

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Apple is changing course in how it treats tips collected within apps in what may end up being a mixed bag for developers and digital creators.

The company just updated its App Store terms so that tipping with in-app currencies now falls under the same category as in-app purchases, of which Apple takes a 30 percent cut. Some apps give users the option of buying digital goods that can then be given to other users, who can then redeem the goods for cash.

This kind of tipping has emerged as a popular way to sidestep platforms that take a cut of revenue, which usually comes in the form of ads. It’s particularly popular on some of China’s biggest video platforms, which have embraced the feature with built in tools for stars to pull in extra donations or charge for specific types of performances.   Read more…

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