A dating app for literal monsters exposes the bias in our swipes

Sure, online dating is a hellscape. But in this new online dating game, that’s a good thing.
Developer Ben Berman and designer Miguel Perez created a game that seeks to expose the inherent bias that fuels dating app matching algorithms. The pair are winners of Mozilla’s Creative Media Awards, which enabled the work.
The best part of the game, besides the admirable mission and all, is that the game is based around a dating app — for monsters.

Which monster will you choose?Image: MonstermatchThe new game/dating app simulator is called MonsterMatch. Yep, the name rocks. The simulator launched Wednesday, and you can play it…

A dating app for literal monsters exposes the bias in our swipes

Google just launched the second version of Google Glass Enterprise Edition

Google Glass may have never become a fixture in regular people’s daily lives like Google may have hoped, but the wearable device keeps on trucking.
The tech giant launched a new version of Glass on Monday. As its name suggests, the Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 builds upon the business-focused direction Google went in with the device in 2017. Glass EE 2 brings a new CPU and a host of other enhancements along with it.
First and foremost, the new glasses come packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 chip. Google said the new tech powering Glass would enable more efficient power use, better…

Google just launched the second version of Google Glass Enterprise Edition

‘Game of Thrones’ Weekly: There are no big conversations ahead of the last episode

Game of Thrones ends tonight, May 19. After eight seasons, we’ve reached the last episode ever. Why is there so little to talk about?
It’s fair to say that Season 8 has not gone very well, whether you’re a fan or someone with a professional connection to the show. Fans expected more from what has until the past two seasons been a deeply layered story of court intrigue and bloody revenge. And while we don’t know what HBO and company expected, it certainly wasn’t..this.
The sense of disappointment has upended a fan community that has been propelled for almost a decade by a…

‘Game of Thrones’ Weekly: There are no big conversations ahead of the last episode

Lady Gaga performed private Apple concert as a tribute to Steve Jobs

Did you catch the Lady Gaga concert that took place on May 17?
Unless you work out of Apple Park, the tech giant’s massive spaceship-shaped headquarters in Cupertino, you probably didn’t attend.
The singer and actress performed a special private concert for Apple employees on Friday to help formally open the campus as well as pay tribute to Steve Jobs, according MacRumors. The concert took place on a Jony Ive-designed stage, decked with a rainbow arch, inside of Apple Park’s ring.
SEE ALSO: Apple takes on Netflix and Amazon with new TV+ video streaming service
According to AppleWeb (via Cult of Mac), the tech giant’s…

Lady Gaga performed private Apple concert as a tribute to Steve Jobs

MacBooks, Lenovo Yoga Books, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, and more weekend tech deals

Memorial Day is almost upon us, and you know what that means: Deals. 
More often than not, there are so many deals that you end up buying a whole ton of stuff. A new mattress? Sure. A robot vacuum for your dog-hair-ridden floors? Hell yeah. An Instant Pot to house all of your culinary creations? Uh, yes please. 
SEE ALSO: 9 of the best Kindle Paperwhite cases on Amazon
But this Memorial Day, we have something different in mind for you, and it comes in the form of a new laptop or tablet. That’s why we went out and gathered the very best deals…

MacBooks, Lenovo Yoga Books, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, and more weekend tech deals

Here are the most relatable depictions of women masturbating on TV and in movies

May is National Masturbation Month, and we’re celebrating with Feeling Yourself, a series exploring the finer points of self-pleasure.

For too long, female pleasure was portrayed on-screen through the prism of the male gaze. 
When it came to TV and movies, scenes portraying women masturbating were basically straight out of a male director’s sexual fantasy. More often than not, the woman would writhing around on her back and she’d usually begin moaning the moment her hand came into contact with her vulva. If only it were that easy. 
Truth is: We don’t masturbate like that. We’re not always thrashing about on our back making…

Here are the most relatable depictions of women masturbating on TV and in movies

Fox’s new ‘evil Alexa’ miniseries proves the Golden Age of TV is dead

Well, it was nice while it lasted. 
For a while there, we really had something, didn’t we? What with Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and even the more recent additions of Black Mirror and Star Trek: Discovery, it was starting to look like the Golden Age of TV was here to stay. 
The trailer for Fox’s new “event series,” neXt, disabuses us of that tragically naive notion. The premise of the show? A barely disguised Alexa — dubbed “Iliza” — apparently becomes self-aware and starts wrecking havoc. 
“The fate of the world hanging on a bunch of nerds, most of whom didn’t get laid…

Fox’s new ‘evil Alexa’ miniseries proves the Golden Age of TV is dead

Hamilton Beach’s Big Mouth juicer is on sale for $23 off

Coffee doesn’t always do the trick for our friends who need a little pick-me-up on their sluggish mornings. A healthier and debatably tastier alternative? A glass of delicious, fresh-squeezed juice directly from your very best produce. If that sounds enticing to you, adding a powerful juicer to your repertoire is definitely the way to go.
The Hamilton Beach big mouth juice extractor is over $23 off at Walmart — pick one up today and prepare to be dazzled by an energizing beverage every morning. 
SEE ALSO: 10 of the best cold brew coffee makers according to Amazon reviews
This juicer from Hamilton Beach is…

Hamilton Beach’s Big Mouth juicer is on sale for $23 off

Harry and Meghan share a new pic of baby Archie for Mother’s Day

Baby feet: a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex posted a new photo of baby Archie (more specifically, his feet) to Instagram on Sunday alongside a heartfelt Mother’s Day message. The image’s backdrop is full of forget-me-nots: Princess Diana’s favorite flower.

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SEE ALSO: The first photos of Harry and Meghan’s new baby are finally here
“Paying tribute…

Harry and Meghan share a new pic of baby Archie for Mother’s Day

Houston Rockets bend the knee for Emilia Clarke, ‘Game of Thrones’ queen

We don’t know if Daenerys Targaryen will ultimately sit on the Iron Throne when Game of Thrones is over, but the Houston Rockets certainly stan.
Dany actor Emilia Clarke attended the Game 6 showdown between the Rockets and the Golden State Warriors at Houston’s Toyota Center on Friday evening. And with courtside seats, she was one of the more visible celebs in the house — perfect for a jokey photo opp.
That’s exactly what happened at one point when Clutch the Rocket Bear, the local team’s mascot, strolled by clutching a to-go coffee cup. You know, like the kind you’d get at, say,…

Houston Rockets bend the knee for Emilia Clarke, ‘Game of Thrones’ queen

Get 6 months of Xbox Live Gold Membership with 1000 Apex coins for under £15

It’s difficult to believe it, but we’re not that far from the halfway stage of 2019. The passage of time is kind of terrifying, isn’t it? 
If we consider the last four months or so, it’s difficult to look past Apex Legends as the breakthrough game of the year. It has had such an impact that we’re actually talking about it taking Fortnite’s title as the best Battle Royale game on the market. This contest will be particularly interesting to monitor if EA, as expected, takes Apex Legends to mobile devices.
You can now get your hands on 1000 Apex coins for free…

Get 6 months of Xbox Live Gold Membership with 1000 Apex coins for under £15

The first photos of Harry and Meghan’s new baby are finally here

Well, the wait is finally over. 
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have put us out of our misery and revealed their newborn baby to the world.
SEE ALSO: Prince Harry is ‘over the moon’ after Meghan Markle gives birth to a baby boy
The baby boy was born at 5:26 a.m. on June 6, 2019. The new royal bundle of joy weighed 7lbs 3oz at the time of his birth. 
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their new son held a photocall at St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England, two days after the birth. 

The new royal baby.Image:…

The first photos of Harry and Meghan’s new baby are finally here

It’s about damn time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to get queer

After 11 years, 22 films, and several strides toward more diversity on screen, the Marvel Cinematic Universe still feels decades behind on queer representation. But that hasn’t stopped Marvel’s actors, comic writers, and fans from doing the lord’s work of queering the MCU anyway.
To the surprise of no one, it turns out that queer stories and relationships make for some of the best superhero narratives.

Let Okoye find true love!Image: hbo”People tend to find common ground between queerness and superhero narratives because oftentimes when you’re marginalized you are hoping for a better world where you are accepted and where you are seen,”…

It’s about damn time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to get queer

EU to launch inquiry into Apple over Spotify’s complaint, report says

A few weeks ago, music streaming service Spotify filed a complaint with the European Commission, claiming that Apple’s App Store rules give Apple an “unfair advantage at every turn.”
Now, the Financial Times reports that the EU will launch a formal antitrust inquiry into the matter in the next couple of weeks. 
SEE ALSO: iPad Air (2019) review: Apple’s best bang for your buck
In a blog post explaining its decision to file the complaint, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said that Apple has put Spotify in an impossible position.
“Apple requires that Spotify and other digital services pay a 30 percent tax on purchases made…

EU to launch inquiry into Apple over Spotify’s complaint, report says

Amazon device sale, plus deals on Apple Watch, Oral-B Pro 6000, Bose QuietComfort 35, and more for May 5

Missed out on the last Amazon device sale? If so, you’re in luck as they have brought it back for Mother’s Day. Saving you up to a whopping 42% off. Ranging from a newly designed Kindle Paperwhite E-reader that’s now waterproof, Fire HD tablet that has hands-free Alexa, Echo Dot 3rd generation smart speaker, and many more.
Check out more of today’s best deals from Amazon, Walmart, BuyDig, Best Buy, Home Depot, and Rakuten for Sunday, May 5:
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Fire 7 8GB WiFi 7" Tablet with Special Offers…

Amazon device sale, plus deals on Apple Watch, Oral-B Pro 6000, Bose QuietComfort 35, and more for May 5

Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers on sale at ThinkGeek with code

All Star Wars fans have done it at some point in their lives — staged a mock lightsaber tournament with their equally-nerdy friends. As you chopped and slashed at your buddies, you couldn’t help but wish that you weren’t holding a cheap contractible lightsaber that you got from the bargain bin at the nearest toy store. You wanted something more realistic — something with weight so you could feel like a true Jedi master. 
You can get one step closer to that dream, because ThinkGeek is offering $10 off their Star Wars Force FX Lightsaber collection this weekend in celebration of May…

Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers on sale at ThinkGeek with code

Stephen Merchant on the existential crisis of life in the digital age

Stephen Merchant, the writer and director of the recently released (and very funny) film Fighting with My Family, joined Sam Haysom and Nikolay Nikolov, the co-hosts of the Fiction Predictions podcast, for an extended interview. 
Read the full article on Stephen here. Read more…More about Science Fiction, Social Media, The Rock, Ai, and The Office

Stephen Merchant on the existential crisis of life in the digital age

Random people confessing their sins on the Iron Throne is hilariously awkward

Ever wanted to sit in the Iron Throne? Well, Jimmy Kimmel gave a bunch of random pedestrians in LA the chance. But there was a price to be paid.
“The gang at Game of Thrones was kind enough to lend us the Iron Throne,” explains Kimmel in the clip above. “We gave some people walking by on Hollywood Boulevard the chance to sit in it and share the most menacing thing they have ever done.”
Some of the anecdotes above are indeed menacing. But mainly they’re a mixture of disturbing, awkward and — especially in the case of the final woman, who is…

Random people confessing their sins on the Iron Throne is hilariously awkward

‘Queer Eye’ doing a rescue dog makeover will melt you into a puddle o’ goo

As if Queer Eye’s Fab Five hadn’t already made open faucets of your tear ducts over three seasons, they’ve gone and done a makeover on a gorgeous little rescue dog.
I’m not fine. You won’t be fine.
Created for National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, the mini episode sees Antoni showing adorable corgi/beagle cross Lacey how to make peanut butter puppy treats, Tan picking out a new leash, and Jonathan and Bobby upping her doggy product and bedding game.
“Puppers love treats. Puppers deserve love,” said Antoni. “If humans deserve to engage in self-care like that, then dogs sure as hell do as well.”…

‘Queer Eye’ doing a rescue dog makeover will melt you into a puddle o’ goo