Fearless Australian dude throws himself into a hole to catch a massive mud crab

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The 8 best new Photos features in MacOS High Sierra

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Apple dropped the first public beta for MacOS High Sierra on Thursday and, as many have already pointed out, many of the biggest changes to the software are ones you can’t easily discern.

That’s because Apple spent more time on improving core technologies and performance than on flashy new features.

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That said, Apple did pay particular attention to its Photos app, which is getting a ton of upgrades with High Sierra. Here’s a look at the eight of our favorite new feature coming to Photos.

1. Refreshed user interface

The first thing you’ll notice about the new Photos app is how much easier it is to navigate with the new persistent sidebar on the left and the new editing panel, which allows you to see all the adjustments you can make in one place. Read more…

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Ransomware has been around for almost 30 years, so why does it feel like it’s getting worse?

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Ransomware is not new. The malware, which encrypts data and demands payment in exchange for decryption keys, has been with us for almost 30 years.

So why does it feel like it’s getting worse? Well, that’s because it is getting worse. 

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In seemingly no time at all, ransomware has gone from an obscure threat faced by a select few to a plague crippling hospitals, banks, public transportation systems, and even video games. Frustratingly, the explosive growth of ransomware shows no signs of abating — leaving victims wondering why them, and why now?  Read more…

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‘Rick and Morty’ Season 3 finally, finally gets a release date and a new trailer

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After months and months of teasing on the internet, Season 3 of Rick and Morty finally has a premiere date.

The new season will debut on Sunday, July 30. The news was announced on Thursday evening, during a livestream hosted by Adult Swim. 

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The first episode of Season 3 was already streamed online for April Fools’ Day. 

Co-creator Justin Roiland said there will be 10 episodes in Season 3, and also dropped hints of another season after that — although he stopped short of confirming it. 

“Not to say there’s a Season 4. There’s a PR person freaking out right now,” Roiland said. Read more…

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An NBA star shared his phone number with the world and boy did fans have fun with it

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NBA star Jimmy Butler was recently traded from the Chicago Bulls to the Minnesota Timberwolves, which prompted some nitpicking and criticism. Can a team really win big with Butler? Is Butler a good guy to have in the locker room? That sort of thing. 

So in a press conference Thursday, Butler gave his critics a special treat. That treat? His phone number, in case they’d like to have a personal conversation. 

@timberwolves Jimmy Butler gave out his phone number at his introductory press conference & told his critics to call him directly.

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Developer of PC survival game ‘Rust’ shrugs off $4 million in refunds like it’s nothing

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Imagine a $4 million loss sliding off your back like it’s no big deal. Well, Rust developer Garry Newman doesn’t have to imagine it at all. 

On Wednesday, he casually tweeted this: 

Added sales stats to our backend today. These are Rust’s real Steam Refund figurespic.twitter.com/IhjUsJUN9N

— Garry Newman (@garrynewman) June 28, 2017

All told, Facepunch Studios gave out $4 million in refunds — which is only 6 percent of the total sales Rust has made since its soft launch release on Steam’s Early Access platform three and a half years ago, according to an interview Newman did with PCGamesN. 

The whole point of Rust is to survive its world, and you’re not given a lot of tools to help you do that. Here’s how the game is described on its website: Read more…

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Intense clip shows a woman trapped in her car as a bear roams around her garage

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A Colorado woman was briefly trapped inside her vehicle after a bear snuck into her garage, following her as she pulled her vehicle inside.

“Ahhh!” Denielle Backstrom can be heard yelling before beeping her car horn. “Freakin’ bear, get out of my garage.”

According to The Gazette, the bear made its way inside the garage when Backstrom opened it after returning home.

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Despite laying on her car horn, and even some movement from her car, the bear was completely unfazed by the woman and her attempts to scare it. When bears aren’t afraid of humans, things get scary.  Read more…

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Cubs player swears he didn’t actually flip off Donald Trump in that viral photo

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The World Series champion Chicago Cubs visited Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday — which was kind of weird, because they’d already visited Barack Obama in the White House just about six months ago. 

But it got even weirder when one Cubs player appeared to give Trump the finger during a photo opp. 

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You may well have seen variations of this photo floating around the web today and yesterday. That’s Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. in the plaid shirt, striking an awkward pose with what sure looks like his middle finger exposed in Trump’s general direction. Read more…

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Trump’s tweets were so sexist even Fox News was appalled

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After President Trump’s awful Twitter tirade against Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski in the wee hours of Thursday morning, one surprising outlet stepped forward to condemn his actions — Fox News. 

Several presenters on the channel spoke out against the sexist tweets during the course of the day and the network even focussed on the issue instead of the daily White House press briefing.

SEE ALSO: Fox News dropped its ‘Fair and Balanced’ slogan a year ago and no one noticed

While CNN and MSNBC (where Morning Joe airs) were broadcasting live footage of the briefing, Fox cut away to an interview with Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel. And boy, did they let her have it. Read more…

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The key to getting gender equality in the Constitution may be … memes?

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If you love gender equality and can’t get enough of clever internet memes, then the #passtheERA campaign is perfect for you.  

The digital initiative wants to wipe the dust off an old idea and make it feel fresh to a generation that may not realize gender equality isn’t enshrined in the nation’s Constitution. It plans to do this by appealing to younger Americans in their native language: memes. 

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One image features Supreme Court justice and feminist hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a small asterisk in the corner that reads: “is not equal to men in the eyes of the law.” Another image simply presents the text: “Dear Thomas Jefferson, you forgot something.”  Read more…

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