Julia Louis-Dreyfus thinks she’s a good liar. Jimmy Fallon finds out.

You know what, Julia Louis-Dreyfus could sell us anything.
But we’re not so sure how she is effective is at selling a lie, however, as exemplified when she stepped into a round of “Box of Lies” with The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon on Thursday.
The Veep star is good fun, but boy, not so convincing when it comes to trying to dupe Fallon into thinking that she’s got a horse with a huge collection of sandals and high heels in front of her. Read more…
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus thinks she’s a good liar. Jimmy Fallon finds out.

Enormous, weird fish washes up on an Australian beach. So, what is it?

This is certainly one very fishy encounter.
Two fishers stumbled across quite the surprise when they found a sunfish which had washed onto the beach at Coorong National Park in South Australia.
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The photos, taken by Linette Grzelak, were posted on Facebook by National Parks South Australia on Tuesday, and boy, it’s a weird looking fish.
Grzelak told CNN they thought the fish was a piece of driftwood when they drove past it.

The strange-looking sea creature has since been identified by the South Australian Museum’s ichthyology manager Ralph Foster as an ocean sunfish…

Enormous, weird fish washes up on an Australian beach. So, what is it?

Ben Simmons shouts out Australian legend ‘egg boy’ on his sneakers

The now famous teen who cracked an egg on the head of an Australian politician certainly has some high profile fans.
Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons paid tribute to the 17-year-old kid known as “egg boy,” by writing the teen’s name on his yellow shoes before the game against the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday.
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The team’s mental performance coach, Paddy Steinfort, posted the image of Simmons’ sneakers in his Instagram story. That’s a pretty awesome shout out.

Ben Simmons giving a shout out to Egg Boy on court for the…

Ben Simmons shouts out Australian legend ‘egg boy’ on his sneakers

Internet providers block sites that host Christchurch terror attack video

It’s been a struggle for internet companies to contain a live streamed video of the Christchurch terror attack.
In light of this, internet service providers are teaming up to block sites which refuse to take down the video, echoing calls by police and government for people to stop sharing it.
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A Vodafone New Zealand spokesperson said it was working alongside other large internet service providers in the country, such as Spark, 2Degrees and Vocus to “identify and block access to sites” distributing the video. Read more…More about New Zealand, Christchurch, Internet…

Internet providers block sites that host Christchurch terror attack video

New Zealand’s biggest online classifieds site bans sale of semi-automatic guns

In the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attack, New Zealand is looking to step up on gun control.
It’s led to the country’s biggest online marketplace, Trade Me, stopping the sale of semi-automatic firearms until it receives further instruction from the government.
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“We have listened to public sentiment following Friday’s terrorist attack in Christchurch and decided to remove all semi-automatic firearms sales and parts associated with those weapons today,” Trade Me’s statement reads.
The company said it would aim to remove listings for semi-automatic firearms by the end of…

New Zealand’s biggest online classifieds site bans sale of semi-automatic guns

Mark Hamill went full dad joke with the Star Wars ‘Episode IX’ trailer

Mark Hamill you rascal.
The Luke Skywalker actor had a good laugh at everyone’s expense on Saturday when he tweeted a look at his very own trailer for Star Wars Episode IX.  His very literal trailer that he hung out in when he wasn’t on set. 

People keep asking me over & over & over again- “When will they release the #EpisodeIX trailer?”A) I don’t know.B) Until they do, just be satisfied with this exclusive look at my own personal #StarWars trailer.#PatiencePadawans #IXWillBeFineAllInGoodTime pic.twitter.com/aBeXdF57X9
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 16, 2019

(I’m not even sure this is the Episode IX trailer he used, not that…

Mark Hamill went full dad joke with the Star Wars ‘Episode IX’ trailer

Reddit waits until it’s too late to ban violence-glorifying subreddits

Another day, another internet giant belatedly deciding to apply its own policies in the face of a tragedy. 
Following the tragic Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand that left 49 people dead and scores more injured, and the subsequent sharing online of a livestream from the killer, Reddit has banned two subreddits that it now says glorified or celebrated violence. 
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The first, r/watchpeopledie, was pretty much exactly what it sounds like — a place where people shared and commented on grisly videos of real deaths. The second, r/gore, was less specific…

Reddit waits until it’s too late to ban violence-glorifying subreddits

YouTube star Lilly Singh gets her own late-night show, will replace Carson Daly on NBC

YouTube star Lilly Singh only left the platform in November, but she’s already got a new stage.
The Indian-Canadian YouTuber, actress, and author known as IISuperwomanII will take over the late night NBC slot held by Carson Daly, whose show Last Call is wrapping up after 17 years.
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Singh’s show will be called A Little Late with Lilly Singh, airing weekdays at 1:35 a.m., after Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show and Seth Meyers’ Late Night, from September 2019. 
She announced the news on Thursday during an interview with now-fellow…

YouTube star Lilly Singh gets her own late-night show, will replace Carson Daly on NBC

Alexa can do a lot more in your car with Echo Auto skills

Amazon’s Echo Auto just skilled up. 
Developers can now make skills just for the Auto, which works with your phone or with some in-car infotainment systems. What’s it for? It’s basically an Alexa digital assistant device made specifically for the car. 
Amazon announced on Wednesday the new customizable skill-making for the car, which it argues is different from developing skills for a living room or kitchen space. Car skills will determine how each is designed and works, whether it’s a game or a news-reading app. 
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Amazon doled out advice for those looking to create skills for the…

Alexa can do a lot more in your car with Echo Auto skills

The trailer for ‘CRYPTO’ just dropped, and cryptocurrency is good now

With all the exit scams, weird meat obsessions, and cantankerous fan-boy culture, the world of cryptocurrency is kind of a drag. And that’s without even touching on the current and persistent bear market. 
But all that has changed, denizens of the internet. Cryptocurrency is good now, and we owe it all to the trailer for the upcoming crypto-themed action flick starring none other than Snake Plissken himself. Say hello to CRYPTO, the film that, like its eponymous subject matter, features a bunch of idiots fighting over bullshit and terrible security practices. 
SEE ALSO: One of the most popular Ethereum apps sure looks like…

The trailer for ‘CRYPTO’ just dropped, and cryptocurrency is good now

Trump fans look for safe spaces with an app avoiding ‘MAGAphobic’ restaurants

Donald Trump supporters are turning to a Yelp-like restaurant review app in search of safe spaces.
Dubbing the society-wide repulsion to the president’s signature red hats as “MAGAphobic,” Trump fans are using the app “63red Safe” as a guide to conservative-friendly restaurants. The Daily Beast reports that the app’s users rate businesses based on if the owners “make political social media posts” and if customers are allowed to carry weapons. 
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63red Safe founder Scott Wallace told the Daily Beast that he’s “trying…

Trump fans look for safe spaces with an app avoiding ‘MAGAphobic’ restaurants

Filter concert in Texas canceled after band shares anti-Trump Facebook post

Rock band Filter had their show cancelled on Thursday night after frontman Richard Patrick posted an anti-Trump video on Facebook.
The problems started during the band’s soundcheck at the Speaking Rock Entertainment Center in El Paso, Texas. Patrick, the lead vocalist, uploaded a video live from the venue to the band’s Facebook page promoting the show later that night.

“A lot of trump bashing!” Patrick promised, along with a request that former U.S. Democratic Congressman and El Paso native Beto O’Rourke come to the performance.
Not long after the video of the band’s soundcheck hit social media, Patrick posted on Instagram to share that…

Filter concert in Texas canceled after band shares anti-Trump Facebook post

U.S. women’s soccer team marks International Women’s Day by suing for equal treatment

The U.S. women’s soccer team has a reputation for never giving up. If they happen to concede a goal or two, you can expect them to maximize every chance until they’ve closed the gap or taken the lead.
On International Women’s Day, they showed that fighting mentality off the field when the team’s 28 players sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for “years of ongoing institutionalized gender discrimination,” according to a press release. 
The suit is the latest phase in a battle for equality that launched in 2016 when the team’s highest-profile players filed a wage discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission….

U.S. women’s soccer team marks International Women’s Day by suing for equal treatment

YouTube starts to fact-check search results

YouTube is dealing another blow to conspiracy theorists and disinformation peddlers.
 The video platform has started rolling out text prompts, known as “information panels,” that provide fact checks when users search certain terms or phrases. The feature is currently being rolled out to a limited number of users in India, one country in particular where the spread of fake news has fatal consequences.

An example of YouTube’s information pane feature which fact checks search results on the platform.Image: YouTubeYouTube provided the screenshot above as an example. In this case, a user searches for information regarding a well-known internet hoax about the painkiller paracetamol…

YouTube starts to fact-check search results

Mark Zuckerberg promises to rebuild Facebook as ‘privacy-focused’ social network

Mark Zuckerberg has a plan to fix Facebook, and all it will take is completely rebuilding Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram. 
The Facebook CEO published a lengthy post laying out “our vision and principles around building a privacy-focused messaging and social networking platform.” The post explains more about the company’s plans to merge WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram’s messaging features, as well as a broader shift to encrypted and ephemeral content across its services. 
“As I think about the future of the internet, I believe a privacy-focused communications platform will become even more important than today’s open platforms,” Zuckerberg writes, noting that private messaging and…

Mark Zuckerberg promises to rebuild Facebook as ‘privacy-focused’ social network

Making gourmet Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is harder than you think

Bon Appetit is back, and this time, Claire Saffitz is going a little nutty over Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. 
Saffitz decides to take on the beloved candy, figuring out not only how to make it from scratch, but to make it gourmet. 
The OG Reese’s, as she describes it, is almost “an assault of sugar.” But the pastry chef is deflated when she realizes that to achieve maximum gourmet, it’s suggested by multiple people that she temper the chocolate and make her own peanut butter from scratch.
For the base of the peanut butter filling, she draws inspiration from a Halvah recipe (a Middle-Eastern…

Making gourmet Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is harder than you think

Enter to win an iPhone XS Max and a pair of AirPods

They say the best things in life are free. But our definition of “best things” is a duo of gadgets everyone is salivating for: A brand spanking new iPhone XS Max (256GB) and a pair of shiny AirPods.
That’s right, even though Christmas is over, we’re putting our Santa pants on once again and giving away these items for free.
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Joining the giveaway is pretty simple. Head on over to this page, key in your email, sign up, and you’re already in the pool of hopefuls. You’ll immediately score two entries upon signing…

Enter to win an iPhone XS Max and a pair of AirPods

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon test flight gets through the toughest bit without issue

SpaceX sent its Crew Dragon capsule skyward on Saturday for a crucial test of its ability to carry human passengers. Now, slightly more than 24 hours later, the next phase of the test has played out.
It went well.
The Crew Dragon capsule, designated Demo-1, was able to successfully dock with the International Space Station at roughly 3:00 a.m. ET. Although there was no crew aboard this time, SpaceX’s reusable capsule is designed to carry up to seven astronauts to and from Earth’s orbit.
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The company has been sending an…

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon test flight gets through the toughest bit without issue

Creative child drew a ‘Star Wars’ comic starring narwhals and Mark Hamill approved

If you’re a fan of Star Wars and whales, we have the perfect comic book for you.
Straight from the creative mind of actor and television director Jon Cryer’s daughter Daisy, we present a Star Wars spin-off comic starring a bunch of narwhals. Yes, really.
Cryer tweeted photographs of “Nar Wars: The Tale of Narth Veader” to his followers on Friday, and the story already has tens of thousands of fans, including Mark Hamill.

My daughter wrote her first comic book!!(It’s like Star Wars, but with Narwhals) pic.twitter.com/rtkAvAEobA
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) March 1, 2019

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Creative child drew a ‘Star Wars’ comic starring narwhals and Mark Hamill approved

Galaxy S10, S10+ will come with pre-installed screen protector

Those who purchase a Galaxy S10 or S10+ shouldn’t have to worry about paying extra for a screen protector. Samsung this week confirmed that its upcoming flagship smartphones will come with one pre-installed.
“This decision was made to increase overall customer experiences with the improved screen durability and full functionality of the ultrasonic fingerprint sensoron Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+,” Samsung wrote.
If, however, the pre-installed screen protector gets scratched up and you need a new one, you’ll have to pay for it yourself. While other in-box accessories such as the Travel Adapter, USB Connector, and AKG headset are covered under a one-year…

Galaxy S10, S10+ will come with pre-installed screen protector