Disastrous ‘Pokémon Go’ Fest ends with anger and refunds

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The first-ever Pokémon Go Fest wasn’t all sunshine, rainbows, and catching Pokémon.

Attendees at the Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago on Saturday were met with a handful of problems upon arriving at the game’s first-ever official event, which was meant to be a celebration of the game’s first year and an opportunity for fans and players to meet each other and work together to earn unique in-game rewards.

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Instead, players waited in lines that stretched for blocks to enter Grant Park. Some attendees on Twitter said they waited for two hours just to get in.  Read more…

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‘Supergirl’ questions everything about her life in dark Season 3 trailer

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“Kara Danvers was a mistake.”

Those words were the biggest surprise of the Supergirl panel at Comic-Con Saturday, as the showrunners teased a Season 3 that looks certain to get as dark for the girl of steel as Season 3 of the The Flash did for that hero. 

“The theme of Season 3 is ‘what does it mean to be human?'”, said new showrunner Jessica Queller. “All of the characters will be exploring that question, especially Kara.”

The Supergirl panel also confirmed that Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant will return as a regular character, and that Heroes star Adrian Pasdar will play a highly topical real estate tycoon villain.  Read more…

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Brad Pitt and Frank Ocean’s friendship reached new heights at FYF Festival

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When Brad Pitt first mentioned his love of Frank Ocean in an interview with GQ, everything felt right in the world. 

Ocean officially embraced the beautiful bromance when he showed love back by wearing Pitt’s face on a shirt—but things escalated to another level on Saturday night when Pitt showed up on stage in the middle of Ocean’s set at Los Angeles’ FYF Festival. 

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Pitt is seen sitting on the stage, clutching his phone dramatically during Ocean’s “Close to You,” a rendition of a Stevie Wonder cover.  

“I find this young man so special. Talk about getting to the raw truth,” Pitt told GQ, speaking about getting through his divorce and Ocean’s importance to him. “He’s painfully honest. He’s very, very special. I can’t find a bad one.” Read more…

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Trump has already started writing his speech to pardon the Thanksgiving turkey

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So, we got into work this morning and someone had slipped the working draft of President Donald Trump’s speech for later this year when he pardons the Thanksgiving turkey. Apparently, he’s writing it himself. I know, right??

Admittedly, this is very early for Trump to be planning out the annual presidential tradition, and he’s not really known for writing his own speeches. But, we here at Mashable would be remiss if we didn’t publish this revealing document.

What follows is Trump’s draft speech in full: 

“Thank you, thank you for joining us for this very, very special day. It’s a day for justice, I think.  Read more…

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This Kickstarter beer tool got funded in 2 hours flat

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When you call your product “the most advanced beer drinker’s device in the universe,” you’d better be able to deliver the goods. But barring the existence of some kind of beer teleporting device invented in a distant galaxy, you’ll be inclined to believe the slogan when you see The Beer Spike.

This keychain-sized tool is shaped like a railroad spike (“to symbolize the great United States of America”) and it puts a new spin on the take-anywhere bottle opener. Like most bottle openers, The Beer Spike fits on your keychain and, yes, it opens beer bottles. But that’s about where the similarities end — because it’s also able to pull can tabs, pierce holes in the tops of cans to allow a smoother flow, and even pierce the sides of cans so you can shotgun a brew like you’re back in college again. Read more…

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Here’s everything you need to land the finance job of your dreams

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It’s hard to land a good job on Wall Street. You have to dress smart, act super confident, and watch the movie Wall Street over and over again. You also have to know so much about finance that it’ll make your head spin.

Fortunately, the Wall Street Training Course Bundle will teach you what you need to know to get an awesome job on Wall Street. Whether you’re a financial whiz kid or a retail employee living in your mother’s basement, this amazing bundle is your ticket to landing the position you want. Check out the included courses:  Read more…

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10 ‘Game of Thrones’ reality shows we need now

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With Game of Thrones ending in 2018, the great lords of HBO have masterminded several spinoffs. That’s all fine and well, but what if we just put a Westerosi twist on known commodities? Imagine your favorite reality TV shows, but with a Game of Thrones twist.

Honestly, once you start thinking about it it’s hard to resist, so we came up with a few 10 and imagined how they’d play out.

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Eunuch Eye for the Straight Girl

Have you noticed how sleek and chic Daenerys’ winter wear is? For someone who’s barely lived in Westeros, let alone in winter, she looks fabulous — thanks to Varys. How do you find the right outfit that says ‘Dragon Queen’ without the baggage of Meereen? What says “I banished my oldest advisor and ravaged the other in bed” but keeps a leader looking relatable? Varys’ inspiration includes the ladies of King’s Landing and his early years in Pentos. Tyrion carries fabric. Read more…

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A brief history of Shark Week

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It’s finally here, one of the most sacred summer traditions in the U.S.A.: Shark Week.

As the nation prepares for this momentous occasion, let us look back: What is Shark Week? How and when did it start, and what are the origins of this grand tradition?

To celebrate the arrival of Shark Week and almost 30 years of these cartilaginous fish, we took a look back at Shark Week through the years.

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One could and is arguing that our nation’s obsession with what some might call “angry, toothed dolphins” began after Stephen Spielberg’s 1975 thriller Jaws. In the film, a new England beach town is terrorized by a massive, murderous shark with a taste for human flesh. Read more…

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How Sarahah became one of the most popular iPhone apps in the world

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The App Store’s most popular free app isn’t what you think it is.

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It’s called Sarahah, and in the past week, it’s surged to the top of the App Store in regions like Australia, Ireland, the U.S, and the UK.

Created by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, the app is essentially a social network that lets you send and receive anonymous messages. 

Sarahah was built on the premise that people are more willing to be honest when their messages are anonymized, and it’s become particularly popular in Arab-speaking regions and also among English-speaking teenagers. Read more…

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Teen Groot will steal every ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ scene he’s in, just watch

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You thought Baby Groot was a stone-cold scene thief? Just wait.

There’s so much to unpack from a second viewing of the Avengers: Infinity War footage that first played at D23 last and came out for an encore at Comic-Con on Saturday night, but there was one thing I utterly missed the first time that fully stood out the second:

Teen Groot.

We first met the brooding, game-obsessed teenaged Groot in one of the post-credits scenes from Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, when Peter Quill was giving him a fatherly talking-to, and he wan’t having any of it. Well, he’s barely aged at all by the time we get to Infinity War — and so settled into the background that I didn’t see him the first time around. Read more…

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