NBA star fined after social media catches him threatening fan


This much we know: Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas was caught threatening someone on social media; a few days later, he was fined $25,000 by the NBA for “directing inappropriate language toward a fan.”

It’s just not quite clear how related these two facts are — so bear with us as we dive in. 

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Five days ago, someone posted an Instagram video in which in definitely looks like Thomas tells a Washington Wizards fan from the bench area mid-game that “I will fuck you up and you know that.” He can then be heard telling the fan to “come right here and say it.”  Read more…

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This phone has a big red button for emergencies


Even if you’re all alone, this phone’s got your back.

The Doro 8020X — available in Europe and the UK — is your typical waterproof smartphone, except it’s a bit more robust and potentially life-saving.

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On the phone’s edge is a red button—also known as an assistance button—that sends out an alarm in the form of a text message with the user’s GPS location. This goes out to up to five emergency contact numbers pre-programmed into the phone.

It’s an ideal phone for people who find themselves alone, in remote locations or in dangerous situations for work or other reasons. It’s listed as a phone for users with an “active” lifestyle. Read more…

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‘Lego Movie’s’ Unikitty is getting an animated show and everything is awesome


This news should help you STAY POSITIVE all week: Unikitty, the optimistic (and secretly rage-filled) scene-stealer from The Lego Movie is getting her own animated series, and it’s guaranteed to be the most sparkly, joyous, magical show in the history of television! 

Or, at the very least, it’ll be adorable.

Unikitty! follows our titular heroine throughout her adventures in her kingdom, where she’s most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity; but don’t misunderstand her optimism — she is one kitty not to be crossed. 

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First grader has an accidentally hilarious description of their mom


Learning to read and write is an extremely important part of kids’ early education that will affect the rest of their lives. But when they mess up, it can be downright hilarious.

Redditor desmondsdecker shared an assignment completed by their friend’s first grader on Wednesday, which asks the student to fill in answers about their mother. While some of the answers were accurate, others were pretty funny, and one was downright rude.

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“My mom is 13 years old,” the first line reads. OK, wow. That’s impossible but it’s better than saying she’s 100. Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Oculus trial transcript reveals his vision for Facebook VR


The trial that may cost Facebook $500 million in damages is over, but a transcript of Mark Zuckerberg’s comments under intense questioning on the stand has shed more light on his vision for virtual reality.

Facing tough questioning from the opposing attorney from ZeniMax (which accused Oculus of misappropriating trade secrets), Zuckerberg bobbed and weaved his way around pretty much any comment that might get him or Facebook in trouble, keeping his answers as short as possible. 

But when it came to elaborating on exactly why he dropped billions to acquire Oculus, Zuckerberg’s enthusiasm for VR repeatedly prompted him to expound in detail on the present and future of the technology at Facebook.  Read more…

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Stop worrying, everyone: Trump’s picks for FBI director are excellent


FBI Director James Comey was leading one of the most important investigations of our time when he was fired Tuesday  — but don’t worry guys, President Trump has got a plan.

President Trump has great, just terrific candidates lined up to take James Comey’s place. The lying news media has been treating Trump very, very unfairly since Tuesday. He knows the best people! The best! Unfortunately, the crooked media doesn’t want you to know that. 

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Below are all the candidates President Trump would love to see appointed FBI director. He’s not going to be easy on them. He’s going to be very, very tough.  Read more…

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Steve Harvey does NOT want anyone coming into his dressing room


Steve Harvey’s fed up with people coming into his dressing roomFed. Up. 

Honestly, don’t even try to come in. Don’t even tryYou will be removed. Don’t play. 

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Need it in writing from the man himself? Here’s an e-mail he sent to his staff Wednesday:

This email that Steve Harvey sent to his staff……

— Yashar (@yashar) May 10, 2017

Ahh yes, nothing says “welcome to the team!” like 14 sentences detailing how you should never, under any circumstance, approach him without making an appointment first, at the risk of physical removal.  Read more…

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‘Prey’ exploit lets players break the game


Prey is great.

No, seriously. If you’re not playing it, go do that. If you are playing it, you’re probably reading this and thinking “gahhhhhhh I want to go play more Prey.” I get it. I’m right there with you.

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Resources are a big deal in a game like Prey, where your ammo, your health, even your ability to unlock upgrades depends, in large part, on scavenging for crap. Unfortunately — or maybe not, if you have an easy relationship with cheating — Prey 1.0 is a little bit broken in this regard.

How it’s supposed to work

Here’s the deal. The Talos-1 space station you’re trapped inside of is littered with all manner of trash and useful items, any of which can be dumped into a machine called the Recycler. Once you’ve dumped them in, you simply press a button and the Recycler works its magic, turning everything into basic organic, mineral, synthetic, or exotic resources. Read more…

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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel is here to lose money and earn your trust


“Just cause Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they’re Google.” 

In this case, Snapchat is Google, and Facebook is Yahoo. It takes guts to lob a line like that in your first-ever earnings call as CEO of a public company, particularly when your shares just dropped 25 percent. 

But that’s what Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told investors on a call Wednesday when they dared to ask about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s tendency to copy his company. 

The analyst specifically referenced Facebook’s F8 presentation, but we all know Facebook has done much more to copy Snap than just pitching a similar augmented reality future.  Read more…

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Melissa McCarthy lip syncing ‘I Feel Pretty’ as Sean Spicer is perfection, obviously


Melissa McCarthy is hosting Saturday Night Live once again and she could not be more excited to put the oh-so-attractive Sean Spicer hair piece back on her head.

In a delightful song-and-dance rendition of “I Feel Pretty,” McCarthy twirls herself into the makeup chair to be hilariously transformed into White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The image of McCarthy-as-Spicer and the beautiful words of the West Side Story classic are a perfect juxtaposition.

Considering what happened this week in U.S. politics, this should be quite the appearance. Read more…

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