The internet thought Chrissy Teigen was pregnant thanks to this tweet


Chrissy Teigen caused quite a stir on the internet with a single joke on Twitter. 

Damn how’s my embryo gonna be in debt before it’s even born

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 20, 2017

The model, who has been outspoken about her struggles with fertility, was referring to the storage fees for the eggs she had frozen.

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However, some people seemed to have missed that very important first tweet sent Tuesday and only caught Chrissy’s second one.

PAY YA RENT, embryo!!!

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Remember Google Glass? It just got its first update in 3 years. Seriously.


If you still have Google Glass lying around somewhere, it’s time to dust it off and plug it in: Google just pushed out its first update to the device in two and a half years.

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The update is honestly barely worthy of the noun—one of the two bullet points in the X23 release notes is the rote “bug fixes and performance improvements” that’s part of any software update. But Google did include another change in the update: it enhanced the device’s Bluetooth capabilities, allowing Glass to pair with external mice and keyboards.

Outside of Google developer conferences, Glass doesn’t make many public appearances. As a former “Glass Explorer” (Google’s formal name for those who bought the $1,500 Explorer Edition, which was discontinued in January 2015), I occasionally don the headset when I want to take hands-free pics of my kids, but for the most part it stays in its case. History has placed Glass somewhere between punch line and cautionary tale on the continuum of wearable technology, and Google owned up to its mistakes in its approach to Glass back in 2015. Read more…

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How a gang of celebrity moms is helping make sure families don’t have to choose between diapers and food


Earlier this month, Kerry Washington tweeted a video about dirty diapers to her 4.6 million followers. 

The minute-long clip featured the Scandal star and mom of two talking not about her infant son, but about the fact that too many parents can’t afford diapers and have to choose between them and other essentials like food and medicine. 

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“It’s a crime that that would be true, that you would have to choose between feeding your kid or changing their diaper,” Washington says. 

I’m so proud to support @Baby2Baby | @attndotcom. No parent should have to choose between feeding their child or changing their

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Young superfan, who ain’t afraid of no ghosts, gets to play Ghostbuster for a day


When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, there’s someone new we can call if it don’t look good.

Braeden Rios, an 8-year-old from Iowa, got to live the ultimate Ghostbusters-fan dream by starring in his own Ghostbusters mini-movie.

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The whole act was put together by The For The Win Project, a nonprofit that helps kids reach their dreams of becoming their favorite superheroes. Rios has a condition known as bronchomalacia, but that didn’t stop him from kicking butt in his movie.

In the spirit of Batkid, the Project brought the superfan out to Hollywood so they could make a short movie, complete with special effects and real props starring Braeden himself. Read more…

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eBay wants your business so bad, they’ll price match competitors


Before you buy that nifty appliance or old C.D. on eBay, you may want to take a swing around the internet to check out how much the same items are fetching on other sites.

The online retailer and auction site announced Wednesday that it will start price-matching items under its eBay Deals section, The Verge reported. With the new deal, if you find an item on eBay that’s priced better elsewhere, eBay will match the competition.

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But there are a few caveats. The option is only available to U.S. residents, and items also need to be identical, and in stock.  Read more…

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Watch a self-driving race car nail its first full-speed lap at 124 mph


Formula-E partner Roborace just hit another milestone on the road to fully autonomous, high-speed racing.

The self-driving series just shared some new proof that it’s edging closer to the starting line with some new footage of its first full-speed, self-driven lap on a Formula-E track in Berlin. The video gives us look at how the autonomous system works from inside the cockpit, hitting a high speed of around 124 mph with no driver needed. 

The electric self-driving self-driving racing series, which was first announced in 2015, has ramped up its development with public demos throughout this year’s Formula E season. It’s still not quite ready to put its cars on the track for a real race — but the video proves that it’s making progress.  Read more…

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Can the U.S. run only on wind, water, and solar power? Scientists disagree.


Scientists widely agree that human activity is the main driver of global warming, and that we have to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid its worst impacts. But when it comes to how we can best slash emissions, some scientists are fiercely at odds.

A scholarly brawl broke out this week after energy experts ripped apart a widely cited 2015 study that found the U.S. economy could affordably run on 100-percent renewable energy by midcentury.

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Nearly two dozen physicists, engineers, climate scientists, and scholars poked gaping holes in the previous analysis — which asserts that wind, solar, and hydropower alone could power not only the entire U.S. electric grid but also the transportation system, all heating needs, and the entire industrial sector by 2055.  Read more…

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 posters let you gaze lovingly upon your faves before the show kills them


With Game of Thrones Season 7 less than a month away, HBO officially has zero chill: the network is choosing to mark the Summer Solstice with an epic online campaign to “winterize” the web, using Twitter, Reddit and Google to remind us all that winter is here.

In addition to releasing a new Season 7 trailer, giving your Google search results a cool makeover and launching Reddit’s first branded gift exchange, Game of Thrones is using Twitter to debut 12 new character posters for Season 7, which fans have to unlock by using a combination of the #WinterIsComing hashtag and certain emoji. 

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9 in-demand skills to add to your resume (and where to learn them)


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It’s a developer-eat-developer world out there. If you want to stand out from the pack, you’ve got to show potential employers that you are well-versed in the latest and greatest trends and technologies. These 9 skills are often mentioned in job post requirements, and mastering them will give you a good shot at beating those fools just touting their college degrees.

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1. Master the intricacies of Microsoft Excel

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How Facebook Messenger bots are driving social change around the world


You could say Facebook Messenger was once the social network’s most loathed feature. In 2014, the company forced users to download a separate app if they wanted to send and receive messages on their phones, and as a result, Messenger rose to No. 1 in the App Store—but with a dismal one-star rating.

Fast forward three years, and you still need to download the app (sorry). But Messenger has evolved, updated with shiny new features, a discover tab, advanced functionality, and a streamlined desktop version. And while it isn’t perfect, it has become something none of us expected: an actual force for social good around the globe. Read more…

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