‘Mrs Doubtfire’ cast reunites after 25 years, remembers Robin Williams

It’s been 25 years since the legendary Robin Williams posed as a rock-n-rollin’ nanny, and his fellow cast members have reunited with fond memories of the late great comedian.
Classic family film Mrs Doubtfire was released in 1993, starring Williams and Oscar winner Sally Field. And the actors who played the Hillard children — Lisa Jakub as Lydia, Matthew Lawrence as Chris, and itty bitty Mara Wilson as Natalie, are all grown up.
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Reuniting to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the film (sadly not in the house), the three joined co-star…

‘Mrs Doubtfire’ cast reunites after 25 years, remembers Robin Williams

Loot boxes recommended for ‘comprehensive review’ in Australia

The question over whether loot boxes constitute as gambling keeps popping up.
Australia’s government could be the latest set to investigate the gaming feature, after a Senate committee recommended a “comprehensive review” of loot boxes in a report released Tuesday.
SEE ALSO: Labeling loot boxes as ‘gambling’ isn’t just dangerous for EA. It’s dangerous for gamers, too.
One of the committee’s chairs, The Greens senator Jordon Steele-John, is behind the push for a wider look into the feature and whether they could pose any gambling-related harm, especially to children. However, he criticised the “watered-down report,” which only made a single recommendation. Read more…More about…

Loot boxes recommended for ‘comprehensive review’ in Australia

Google to face worldwide protests on November 27 over censored search engine

Google might just have to get used to protests.
Weeks after Google employees around the globe walked out of offices in protest of the company’s handling of claims of sexual misconduct, the Mountain View-based search giant is about to face yet another worldwide protest. This time, however, Amnesty International is coming for it. The planned demonstrations aim to highlight Google’s efforts, codenamed Dragonfly, to build a censored Chinese search engine. 
It’s all set to go down on Nov. 27, reports The Intercept, and Amnesty International is not playing around. The NGO launched a petition calling on Google to cease its Dragonfly project, and…

Google to face worldwide protests on November 27 over censored search engine

People are aghast at this super long list of roommate requirements

Most of us are just happy with a roommate who’s clean and pays rent on time.
Not this particular renter in London, whose fastidious list of demands for a future roommate has gone viral over the weekend. 
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The requirements, posted by Twitter user @rxdazn, were originally sent to someone who wanted to check out the available room.

anyone looking for a flatshare? pic.twitter.com/SChTq0Jj3h
— rx (@rxdazn) November 23, 2018

While some of the requests, like following a cleaning roster, are understandable, it’s fair to say most of the demands are asking quite a lot.  Read more…More…

People are aghast at this super long list of roommate requirements

Get the iRobot Roomba 670 for $100 off at Walmart

While some household chores can be taken care of occasionally or even on a weekly basis, vacuuming is one of those tasks that feels never finished. Probably because almost as soon as we finish, we’re back to walking all over our nice clean floor. Point being—ain’t nobody got time to constantly haul out the vacuum every time someone forgets to take their shoes off, or the cat decides to hang out in the living room. Hence why you get an iRobot Roomba 670—which is now on sale for $100 off at Walmart, thanks to an extended Black Friday sale. 
The iRobot Roomba…

Get the iRobot Roomba 670 for $100 off at Walmart

Best Black Friday 2018 sales: Roomba, iPad, Instant Pot, Fitbit, Bose, Apple Watch, Dyson, AncestryDNA

Here it is. The moment we’ve been training forBlack Friday is finally here.
If you’ve been tearing through every Black Friday ad possible, making a list (and checking it twice) of all the best deals, and putting your wallets on lockdown until the discounts go live, then it’s time to celebrate. Your patience has been worth it, young grasshopper.
Drum roll, please: Our 2018 master list of Black Friday deals is our most comprehensive yet. 
We’ve pulled the best of the best deals from those 50-page ads (and hidden clearance sections) to compare prices and save you a headache — because shopping online should…

Best Black Friday 2018 sales: Roomba, iPad, Instant Pot, Fitbit, Bose, Apple Watch, Dyson, AncestryDNA

‘The Lion King’ teaser includes *that* iconic moment on Pride Rock

The teaser for Disney’s live action version of The Lion King has dropped, and we just can’t wait for it.
James Earl Jones’ iconic voice returns to narrate as the king of the pridelands, Mufasa, through the teaser for director Jon Favreau’s forthcoming film. 
We get a few glimpses of Simba as a young cub and a grown-up (voiced Donald Glover), the horrifying stampede scene, and that shot of Simba being presented to all by wise Rafiki.
The Lion King is set for release in the summer of 2019. Read more…
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‘The Lion King’ teaser includes *that* iconic moment on Pride Rock

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ discounted to just $37 at Walmart in 24-hour Black Friday deal

This is the kind of deal that you don’t have to think twice about — especially if you’re a gamer. (Not a gamer? This is your chance to get a great stocking stuffer for the gamer in your life at nearly $23 off.)
SEE ALSO: All the best Black Friday 2018 sales, right in one place
Walmart just slashed the price of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ahead of Black Friday, bringing the already discounted price down to just $37. This exclusive deal is only at Walmart and it’ll only be live for 24 hours…

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ discounted to just $37 at Walmart in 24-hour Black Friday deal

Amazon Echo Sub review: Exactly what you need for Alexa-powered music

Amazon Echo Sub
$129.99

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The Good
Easy setup • Adds good bass to music • Relatively light

The Bad
Can’t produce deep bass (<30Hz) notes • Won’t work with external sources

The Bottom Line
There are more powerful and versatile subwoofers out there, but the Amazon Echo Sub is the fastest, easiest way to give Alexa-powered music some oomph.

Mashable Score3.75

Cool Factor4.0

Learning Curve4.0

Performance3.0

Bang for the Buck4.0

If you regularly listen to music on an Amazon Echo device — specifically the Echo, new Echo Dot, or Echo Plus — then I can’t recommend the Echo Sub enough. With minimal setup, it greatly improves the musical experience, delivering…

Amazon Echo Sub review: Exactly what you need for Alexa-powered music

Best Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Amazon Echo, Roomba, Google Home, Apple HomePod

Smart home devices were the hot, gift-worthy items during last year’s holiday season and 2018 is shaping up to be no different. A big part of the reason for this is because these smart home devices tend to see great discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, making now the ideal time to shop for loved ones — or snag a gift for yourself. Trust us, we won’t tell anyone. We promise.  
SEE ALSO: All the best Black Friday 2018 sales, right in one place
Although some of the deals are not official yet, a large number of them are active right…

Best Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Amazon Echo, Roomba, Google Home, Apple HomePod

Trump administration changes EPA website to be kinder to fracking

At the beginning of the year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made changes to its website pages on fracking. 
A watchdog group known as the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative tracked those changes across the EPA’s site and just released a report documenting the group’s findings. The result of the changes has left an official U.S. government website looking more like an extension of the fossil fuel industry than a federal agency with a mission to protect the environment.
The most obvious EPA website change from the report is the very title of the fracking page. Previously called “Natural Gas Extraction – Hydraulic…

Trump administration changes EPA website to be kinder to fracking

Bill Maher incurs the internet’s wrath after belittling Stan Lee and comic books

Commentator Bill Maher disparaged Stan Lee, the seminal creator of iconic comic book superheroes like Spider-Man, The Hulk, and The Fantastic Four, in an unsolicited 293-word Saturday morning blog titled “Adulting.”
Twitter was quick to rebut Maher’s cultural musings after he mocked the late Lee’s widely-appreciated work, belittled millions of people who value comics, and broadly labeled comics as “stupid stuff.”
“I’m not saying we’ve necessarily gotten stupider,” Maher wrote, before adding, “The problem is, we’re using our smarts on stupid stuff.” 
Distilling decades of comic book history, culture, and meaning down to a short, oversimplified opinion is naturally going provoke the ire of…

Bill Maher incurs the internet’s wrath after belittling Stan Lee and comic books

The peculiar history behind Black Friday’s name

Black Friday: Some love it for its amazing deals, some hate it because their family members are anxious to finish Thanksgiving dinner to go out and shop. Either way you see it, there is no denying that the day has become an unofficial holiday — but how did the day get its name in the first place? Allow us to explain. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Black Friday, Black Friday Deals, Black Friday Shopping, and Black Friday Sales

The peculiar history behind Black Friday’s name

This girl realizing we don’t ‘live inside the earth’ is better than most reality TV

Before we begin, we’d like to clarify that we do not live “inside the earth.” We live on the surface of the earth. Should we have to spell this out? Probably not, but better safe than sorry.
On Wednesday, Twitter user @LoveMahalHappy tweeted a video of her sister realizing that, in fact, we do not live inside the earth. She is very surprised to learn this information.

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“I thought we were living inside! I thought this whole time we were living inside the earth. They [science teachers] never told me we…

This girl realizing we don’t ‘live inside the earth’ is better than most reality TV

The Twitter bots that make the internet a little bit nicer

This post is part of Hard Refresh, a soothing weekly column where we try to cleanse your brain of whatever terrible thing you just witnessed on Twitter.

While “bot” may be a dirty word on Twitter in the year 2018, there’s a subset of bot accounts that have nothing to do with subverting democracy and everything to do with bringing a tiny slice of surreal joy to your life. 
It’s a strange corner of the internet to be obsessed with given how much bots are derided for everything from simply clogging your feed with spam to promoting propaganda for the Russians in a…

The Twitter bots that make the internet a little bit nicer

Jimmy Fallon will tell you bad jokes on your Amazon Echo

Want the voice of one of the most annoying men in America to tell you even more annoying jokes? Now you can!
Jimmy Fallon unveiled a new partnership with Amazon on his Tonight Show on Monday. For the next month, if Echo users ask Alexa to “tell me a joke,” she’ll introduce her “friend Jimmy.”
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“Jimmy” will then deliver the groaners.

Fallon is not the first celeb to collaborate with the mega-corporation behind a smart assistant. In February, Gordon Ramsay came to the Echo via an Alexa skill that allowed…

Jimmy Fallon will tell you bad jokes on your Amazon Echo

There’s a new version of CyberGhost VPN and it only costs £2.72 a month

At the moment it feels like there is new VPN news every other day. There is increasing interest in VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, and hence a lot of development and a lot of competition to stand out from the crowd.
The latest provider to bring something new to the industry is CyberGhost VPN. The team over at CyberGhost has launched a new Windows app (version 7.0), complete with ‘Best Location’, ‘One-click Connect’ and ‘Smart Rules’. What are those flashy sounding features? We’ll get to that, but they essentially combine to make CyberGhost as easy to use as possible, so you can…

There’s a new version of CyberGhost VPN and it only costs £2.72 a month

Firefighters slam Trump’s illogical tweet about out-of-control California fires

As thousands of firefighters battled uncontrolled flames in both Northern and Southern California on Saturday, President Trump tweeted out an ill-informed, distorted message about the cause of these deadly autumn infernos. 
But the firefighting community quickly rebutted the president’s rash claims, wherein he blamed “gross mismanagement of the forests,” while also threatening to cut federal support to fire management efforts. 

There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now,…

Firefighters slam Trump’s illogical tweet about out-of-control California fires

Donald Trump’s first tweet about the California wildfires blamed the victims

More than 100,000 acres of land have been consumed by wildfires in California since Thursday night. Donald Trump would have you believe it’s all the state’s fault.

There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018

California’s “forest management” is to blame. Not the confluence of environmental factors that most experts have pointed out. In Trump’s view,…

Donald Trump’s first tweet about the California wildfires blamed the victims

Disney unveils the name of its Netflix competitor, plus new Marvel and Star Wars shows

Disney’s Netflix competitor finally has a name.
The long-awaited Disney video-streaming service will be known simply as Disney+. Company CEO Bob Iger unveiled the name during a Thursday earnings call. Iger also announced that the service will launch in the U.S. in late 2019.
Disney has been planning its video-streaming service since at least 2017 when the company said it was going to end its multi-year contract with Netflix and pull all of its content off the service. The reason for doing so was simple. Disney wants to move all of its properties — including Disney classics, Pixar movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe,…

Disney unveils the name of its Netflix competitor, plus new Marvel and Star Wars shows