‘The Sims’ like the one you remember is coming to iPhones and Androids

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It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for.

Gaming company EA has announced that The Sims will soon be coming to iPhone and Android devices.

SEE ALSO: “The Sims” Creator Developing TV Show with User-Generated Episodes

And we don’t mean The Sims like the previous ones that we got, that were really different from the original game we all loved growing up. (I’m looking at you, The Sims FreePlay, and The Sims Social.)

This one is said to be truest to the one that was released 17 years ago.

Needless to say, people are pretty psyched.

Hey @TheSims give me The Sims Mobile NOW!! It looks so amazing!! I cant believe it has multiplayer!! I’m so excited! 🎉🎉🎉

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Lorde tries trivia, fails spectacularly when it comes to Russell Crowe

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If you’re ever looking for a teammate to join your pub trivia night, maybe international superstar singer Lorde could help you out.

The Kiwi singer revealed on Australian radio station triple j that she’s won a $50 bar tab *and* a free pizza in her quiz defeating conquests before. Which is better than most of our efforts.

While Lorde may not be able to drive — which is why she had to think long about where the green light on a traffic light — she’ll always be reliable on those movie soundtrack questions.

Just don’t ask her anything about her fellow New Zealander, actor Russell Crowe. She thought he was Australian! For shame, Lorde!  Read more…

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A Trump aide perfectly captured the FBI disaster by texting 2 emoji

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It looks like White House was in total chaos following the news that Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

How bad was it? Too crazy for words. 

SEE ALSO: Someone put Sean Spicer’s face on that GIF of Homer Simpson hiding in the bushes

“When asked Tuesday night for an update on the unfolding situation, one top White House aide simply texted a reporter two fireworks emoji,” according to a juicy story from Washington Post. The piece claims the White House was totally unprepared for the fallout and had to scramble to put together a response. 

The president was “irate” as he watched coverage of the firing on TV, the Post reported. Here’s a “West Wing official” on how it went down: Read more…

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Prepare to have your face scanned at airports across America

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When President Donald Trump issued his infamous travel ban in January, it consumed headlines for days. 

But little attention was paid to other provisions in the executive order—including one that sped up the implementation of a program that could soon result in the facial scanning of every person taking a flight from anywhere in the United States.

SEE ALSO: This bathroom uses facial recognition technology to ration toilet paper

The program is a part of a larger plan called Biometric Exit, which is operated by the folks at Customs and Border Protection, a division of the Department of Homeland Security.  Read more…

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Watch: Heath Ledger’s sister ‘screamed and cried’ watching new documentary

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All dads should carry around their daughter’s fugly doll, like this tough guy

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It sucks when dads are praised as heroes for doing the stuff mums do every day. 

So instead of saying “look at this incredible dad, actually loving his kids like some kind of saint,” we’ll simply suggest that the actions of Indiana man Keenan Watkins be the new norm. 

When Watkin’s 10-year-old daughter, Aayla, asked her dad to carry around her precious (and anatomically accurate, therefore fugly) ’80s baby doll all day, he obliged. Only later realizing the gravity of what he’d promised. But it was too late to back out. He’s a dad who keeps his promises, without compromise.

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MashReads Podcast: ‘Things We Lost in the Fire’ is bursting with feminist ghost stories for your soul

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If good horror writing illuminates the world around us, then Mariana Enriquez’s new book, Things We Lost In The Fire, is a floodlight, using the supernatural to expose in stark relief the hard, very real conversations we all avoid.

“Most of the stories are horror stories,” explains Enriquez, “but I try to make very atmospheric, dreary stories that mix with politics and the social climate of my city Buenos Aires,” says Enriquez.

SEE ALSO: 13 feminists who play the Twitter game to win

Things We Lost In The Fire is a collection of 12 short stories, each populated with ghosts, haunted houses, and other supernatural phenomena to explore violence, poverty, history, and women. Read more…

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Toddler’s ‘how to’ video proves she’s a way better mechanic than you

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When it comes to car stuff, not many of us are experts.

But thanks to the adorable stylings of a three-year-old YouTuber, you can finally get an idea of how to change your car’s oil. The host of the channel “Little How To Girl” can’t quite do all of the physical stuff, but she’s doing better at adulting than some adults we know.

And she does a pretty hilarious cover of “Kumbaya,” where the lyrics are replaced with “the oil’s draining, m’lord, Kumbaya.” 

Impressive.  Read more…

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Someone put Sean Spicer’s face on that GIF of Homer Simpson hiding in the bushes

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer reportedly hid among the bushes at the White House to avoid reporters after news broke that Trump fired FBI director James Comey.

Sound familiar?

SEE ALSO: Sean Spicer can hide in the bushes, but he can’t hide from the internet mocking him

Yep. Spicer’s actions bring to mind that famous scene from The Simpsons where Homer slinks away into the bushes. 

Plenty of people on the internet were quick to point out the similarities between Spicer and Homer, even prompting some excellent Photoshops. Thankfully, Redditor and GIF wizard superscatman9 combined the two, spicing up one of the internet’s most beloved memes.  Read more…

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Mysterious bots flood the FCC with fake anti-net neutrality comments

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Some mysterious bots seem to have taken a keen interest in telecommunications policy.

Automated programs are thought to be responsible for more than 100,000 identical comments recently posted to the Federal Communications Commission’s website.

The messages, each posted under a different name, urge the agency to roll back the Obama Administration’s rules protecting net neutrality.

SEE ALSO: How to defend net neutrality from Trump’s FCC

Yet when ZDNet and The Verge contacted more than two dozen of the supposed concerned citizens, none of them were aware of the opinions expressed in their name. One didn’t even know what net neutrality was. Read more…

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