Check out this fitness tracker that totally doesn’t look like a fitness tracker


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While you may be accustomed to fitness trackers looking like props from sci-fi movies, more and more companies are in the business of creating stylish wearables.  

Enter the Activité Steel by Withings. While the competition has grown since the company originally released their analog fitness tracker, no one has succeeded at producing a better-designed alternative at a comparable cost. 

Let’s talk design 

If you’re looking to improve your health by tracking your personal data but don’t want to sport an eyesore around your wrist, the Steel Activité could be a good solution. Designed with a 316L stainless steel casing, chrome hands, and double-domed glass, the watch has the look and feel of a much pricier watch. The band may not be made of leather, but the lightweight silicone still looks great and makes it workout and sleep-friendly.    Read more…

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Mark Hamill takes a break from ‘Star Wars’ in the ‘Brigsby Bear’ trailer

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Warning: The new trailer for Kylie Jenner’s show features lots of realizing stuff


The first trailer for Life of Kylie was cryptic, but we’re finally getting closer to learning what, exactly, we don’t know about Kylie Jenner. 

There’s so much more to Kylie Jenner than we could even fathom. She hiccups. She takes selfies with llamas. She feels things just like you and me. 

Life of Kylie premieres Aug. 6. Until then, we’ll just have to live in darkness.  Read more…

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Fleetwood Mac teamed up with some musical kids for a Classroom Instruments classic


OK, it’s time to stop being cynical for three minutes and give in to the cuteness of this video. 

Jimmy Fallon has teamed up with The Roots once again for another classroom instruments rendition of a hit classic. This time, Fallon was joined by some children from SeriousFun along with Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac to perform their song “Don’t Stop.” 

SeriousFun is Paul Newman’s camp for kids with serious illnesses. The camp’s mission is to create opportunities for the children to discover joy, confidence, and new possibilities. The campers were certainly all smiles in this performance.  Read more…

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This app is a perfect weapon for fighting your own online privacy war


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The internet can be a dangerous place for those who aren’t careful. But you know that already. 

One way to stay safe online is by investing in a VPN  – a basic security solution that masks your online activity from your Internet Service Provider (ISP), hackers, and snoops alike. This is really the base level of security that everybody should already be employing while surfing the web. 

Another solution is something like Disconnect, an all-in-one premium tracker blocker and VPN that has been recognized by The New York Times and the SXSW Interactive Conference as one of the best privacy and security tools on the market. A lifetime subscription to this service is currently on sale in the Mashable Shop for $49. Here’s why some people swear by it:    Read more…

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KFC is launching a sandwich to the edge of space, and I don’t want to live on this planet anymore


This isn’t what President Kennedy had in mind when he ushered in the space age. 

In a move that could probably be fairly described as “peak capitalism,” KFC and the private spaceflight company World View are teaming up to send a chicken sandwich to the edge of space for a four-day trip into the stratosphere, at about 7 to 30 miles off the ground. 


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“We’re excited to be the ones pushing spicy, crispy chicken sandwich space travel forward,” Kevin Hochman, KFC U.S. president, said in a statement. 

“But in all seriousness, we’re proud to support World View’s commitment to advancing space research and trust them to take our world famous Zinger sandwich to space.” Read more…

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A new app sends you on a first date immediately. No swiping, no messaging allowed.


What if we told you that you have to meet the next person you matched with on a dating app — no swiping, no chatting, no ghosting involved?

That’s the idea behind a new high-stakes dating app called First. You post a date idea and a time, and people can submit to join you. You pick a winner, and then — get this — you just show up for the date. Are you having heart palpitations yet?

Depending on your personality, this kind of blind meetup might either sound fun or like your worst nightmare. But that’s kind of the point. The app is the brainchild of Truman Kain, a 25-year old from Los Angeles, who told us his goal is “getting you off of your phone and onto the date.” Read more…

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A swarm of 20,000 bees took over woman’s car and it’s horrifying


One buzzing bee is bad enough — imagine an infestation of up to 20,000.

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Shirley Taylor from Hull, England received a text from her neighbor warning her to be careful when she got home. The vehicle had been completely taken over by a swarm of bees.

Taylor told the BBC that the sight of them was hair-raising. Both she and her granddaughter were were stung by rogue bees.

Chairman of the Beverley Beekeepers’ Association, Chris Coulson, said it could take some time to safely move the hive. “We are trying to make them fly,” he said. “In the box on top of the car we have young bees, some eggs and things like that and the bees in the car will hopefully try to cover those to make sure they don’t die.” Read more…

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Why people are posting rainbows all over this political party’s Facebook page


Theresa May’s plan to seek a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) following the disappointing results at the general election has caused serious concerns about the party’s human rights record. 

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The DUP opposes same-sex marriage and Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where it’s not legal. 

While Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, said she’s received assurance gay rights wouldn’t be touched for DUP support to a minority Tory government in Westminster, people are still worried.  Read more…

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Katy Perry chooses to rank her sexual partners rather than eat a 1000-year-old egg


Not many people would choose to voluntarily rank three of their previous sexual partners in front of an audience of millions. But when it’s a choice between doing that or eating a 1000-year-old egg, the decision becomes a little trickier to make.

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Katy Perry ended up going with the former option. As part of her Witness World Wide event, she sat down with James Corden for a round of his ever popular truth-telling game “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” (basically you have to either answer an awkward question or eat a horrendous food item). Read more…

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