‘Diablo III’ gets way more than just the Necromancer on June 27


On June 27, the dead will walk in Diablo III.

The five-year-old game’s latest add-on, Rise of the Necromancer, introduces a new playable class. Necromancers wield powerful death magic to raise armies of zombies and channel the dark forces of the netherworld.

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Mashable‘s own Kellen Beck checked out the Necromancer, first at BlizzCon 2016 and later in Diablo III‘s Public Test RegionHe’s a fanBig time.

The add-on is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 27, for $14.99. But there’s something else coming to Diablo that day: patch version 2.6.0, and all the new stuff it brings. Read more…

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OnePlus 5 review: Spectacular on every level


I really want to stop calling OnePlus the “startup you’ve probably never heard of that’s making kick-ass phones” but sadly they still aren’t ready to outgrow that status.

Not that the company cares that it’s still seen as the underdog in the increasingly saturated smartphone world. In fact, the metaphor that OnePlus is David and everyone else is Goliath only pushes the company to “Never Settle” (its tagline) and keep doing the seemingly impossible with its impressively affordable phones. 

If you’re one of the many who’ve never heard of OnePlus, there’s no better time to get to know the company than with their new flagship OnePlus 5 smartphone.  Read more…

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Lorde just apologized for comparing Taylor Swift to a ‘friend with an autoimmune disease’


The world begged for more Melodrama and Lorde delivered … but sadly, it was in the form of an offensive comment reportedly made about fellow girl squad member Taylor Swift.

In a feature published on Saturday, Lorde told The Guardian it’s difficult to have friends that are as famous as Taylor Swift, explaining “There are certain places you can’t go together. Certain things you can’t do … It’s like having a friend with an autoimmune disease.”

The comments sparked some serious backlash online, with people calling the 20-year-old singer’s comment insensitive. But now, Lorde has come out and apologized for the analogy. Read more…

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Drake Bell is very upset he wasn’t invited to Josh Peck’s wedding


A beautiful day of romance turned into a bromance nightmare this weekend. 

Josh Peck, of Drake and Josh fame, got married over the weekend and declined to invite Drake Bell, the Drake in Drake and Josh. Bell was not pleased, as he made clear in a series of now deleted  tweets.

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“When you’re not invited to the wedding the message is clear….” he tweeted, following it up by saying, “Loyalty is key… ALWAYS remember where you came from.”

#macdaddy @shuapeck @daviddobrik

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If Pride Month makes you feel like dancing, get some sweet inpso from this DanceOn video


It’s no secret that Pride Month inspires many dance routines, though many of those routines remain secret.

That’s why Jacob Tobia teamed up with Instagram to promote LGBTQ visibility through a movement call #KindComments, which inspired the wonderful DanceOn video above.

Watch these amazing dancers perform to the song “Clearly” by Dylan Hyde in front of Instagram’s now famous rainbow wall and feel inspired to dance your own dance wherever you want. Happy Pride! Read more…

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Hilarious mom makes hot new friends at her daughter’s college orientation


Imagine rolling up to college on your first day and your mom is already more popular than you. 

That is exactly what happened to Twitter user @Avery_Leilani. She posted screenshots of a text with her mother after she was dropped off at her freshman orientation. 

My mom dropped me off today for College freshman orientation and she sends me this… #TXST21 pic.twitter.com/etJhflZrE0

— Avery Leilani (@Avery_Leilani) June 20, 2017

If you look closely, you’ll see Avery’s adorable mother has come across some pretty… uh, strong and handsome football players. 

Rather than hiding in embarrasmment, the Texas State freshman embraced her mother’s antics and followed up with this great tweet.  Read more…

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This homemade thrill ride’s speed depends on how scared you are


When Daniel de Bruin was still a student, he designed the ‘Neurotransmitter 3000,’ a custom thrill ride controlled by fear. His friends, Bas Bakx and Pim Keunen, helped him develop sensors that gather the biometric data that instructs the swing on fast it should go.

With the financial backing from STRP Festival in the Netherlands, de Bruin completed the Neurotransmitter 3000. He hopes to implement his creation in actual theme parks. Read more…

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Here’s how to watch OnePlus 5 unveiling live


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This tiny iPhone speaker could revolutionize workspace conference calls


Boardroom meetings in the office look a lot different today than they used to. With new tech like video calling, iPhones, etc, it’s easier now than ever to call into or broadcast a conference meeting. But the age old conference question still stands: can everybody be heard?

Now, tech company Pioneer wants to fix those dreaded conference call sound trouble with its new Lightning-powered conference speaker, called Rayz Rally. 

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The speaker is tiny — it fits in your pocket — and it can connect to your iPhone, Mac, PC, iPad or iPad touch to help amplify sound. And despite its small size, the itsy-bitsy speaker boasts enough noise to broadcast your conference meeting throughout the whole boardroom. The room-wide volume from such a tiny device comes from Averna Corporation’s patent-pending analog and acoustic audio technology.  Read more…

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Kim Kardashian addresses her blackface controversy and promises she’s realizing stuff


The woman who has posted more photos of her expertly contoured face than anyone alive sparked controversy with a recent set of photos promoting her new beauty line. 

When Kim Kardashian West shared the first promotional images for her new makeup line, people noticed that something was off. Her skin seemed to be significantly darker than normal, and people on Twitter weren’t shy about calling her out for wearing blackface. Now she’s telling her side of the story. 

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You dont have to do blackface pic.twitter.com/MLcJ5Hbg9R

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