We Have a Problem With Robin Padilla’s Brand of Patriotism

Robin Padilla has been the subject of scrutiny the past week after he forced a Korean contestant on Pilipinas Got Talent to speak in Filipino. On last Saturday’s episode, aspiring magician Kim Ji-Wan looked humiliated when Robin started scolding him during his trick. Good thing Angel Locsin stepped in and volunteered to help out the contestant. It […]

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Watch Joey Bada$$ spin a Prince cover with ‘When Thugs Cry’


Rapper Joey Bada$$ put his own spin on a Prince classic on Friday, with a cover dubbed “When Thugs Cry.”

Performed at Australian radio station triple j on Friday, for the popular, weekly “Like a Version” cover songs segment, the Brooklyn artist paid tribute to The Purple One. 

“To this day my mum is the biggest Prince fan, she always played Prince around the house, put me on to Prince at such an early age. Me and her we used to always sing “When Doves Cry” together, so I made my own version. It’s called “When Thugs Cry,” he told triple j.

Joey Bada$$ is currently touring Australia, performing at Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain festival in Melbourne alongside Actress, A.B. Original, Jamila Woods and more on Saturday, Jan. 20. Read more…

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Save up to $300 on Dell Inspiron items, pre-order Nintendo LABO Kits, and more of today’s best deals


Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission.

This one’s for you, gamers. As you’ve probably seen splattered all over the Internet today, Nintendo has released a new DIY way to play Switch games — and it’s made out of cardboard. The Robot Kit and the Variety Kit seem really cool and we are so pre-ordering this stuff. For the more traditional “I want a screen larger than an iPhone” gamers, deals can be found on numerous Dell Inspiron and Intel Core desktop PCs and laptops. Read more…

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Instagram just added a powerful new way to stalk people on the app


Instagram is now even more of a stalker’s paradise.

Everyone’s favorite photo and video sharing app has just added an “Activity Status” that lets all your friends and followers “see when you were last active” on the app, just like on Facebook Messenger. Creeeeeeeepy!

SEE ALSO: 12 awesome Instagram features you’re probably not using

When you open up Instagram Direct, the messaging section of the app, you’ll now see it shows whether your friends are “active” on the app or when they were last active on it.

CREEPY…Instagram now has an “Activity Status” that tells you when your friends and followers “were last active on Instagram apps.” TL;DR: Instagram is now Facebook


— Raymond Wong 📱💾📼 (@raywongy) January 18, 2018 Read more…

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These Artworks Remind Us of Turbulent Jovian Clouds

Have you ever wondered about the other planets in our solar system? Especially the largest one, Jupiter? If you’ve been following Mission Juno, you’ll know that NASA is trying to explore the planet as best they can. Launched in August 2011, the spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on July 2016. Since then, they have been able […]

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Trump’s suspicious health report has inspired the “girther” movement and we love it

The results from Trump’s recent medical check have inspired all kinds of mockery and ridicule on the net, igniting the so-called “girther” movement. The “girther” movement is a humorous twist … Read more

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Jimmy Kimmel skewers Trump’s Fake News Awards with a little help from his dad


Donald Trump’s Fake News Awards didn’t exactly go to plan. In fact, it was a shitshow.

Jimmy Kimmel relished in the non-event that was Trump’s made up award show, meant to criticize news outlets that aren’t Fox & Friends, on his show Wednesday night.

One of Trump’s main regular targets is CNN, so Kimmel had anchor “Wolf Blitzer” (or rather, Kimmel’s own dad playing Blitzer) accepting the “Most Dishonest and Corrupt Media Award.” It was a trophy of a child’s fist, giving a middle finger.

“First I want to thank our fake news writers, who tirelessly made up brilliant bullshit all year long. I want to thank our special effects team who made it look like the president threw paper towels at Puerto Ricans,” said “Blitzer.” Read more…

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A Google bus was attacked outside of San Francisco, just like buses from Apple


Apple shuttles aren’t the only tech buses under attack

Google buses, which carry employees of the tech giant to and from its Mountain View headquarters, are in the spotlight today following an attack on one of the company’s chartered shuttles. 

California Highway Patrol officer Art Montiel confirmed to Mashable that, in addition to four Apple buses, a shuttle bus chartered by Google was hit in some sort of attack that took place on Highway 280 outside of San Francisco. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported. 

The incident went down on Tuesday. Much like with the attack on the Apple buses, which suffered broken windows, it is not clear what exactly was used by the perpetrator. Regardless, whether it was rocks, “rubber rounds” (as speculated by one Apple employee), or something else entirely, there is clearly real danger involved in breaking the windows of a bus while it’s full of passengers and driving on the highway.  Read more…

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Instagram is testing another killer feature that could crush Snapchat even more


Instagram is not slowing down in 2018.

After Instagram crushed Snapchat — seriously, pounded the app into the ground — last year with its own disappearing Stories feature, the Facebook-owned app is now secretly testing a new “Type” feature that’ll let users share text-based clips instead of photos or videos.

The Next Web first spotted the feature back in December when it rolled out to a select group of private users in Japan, and now it appears Instagram is testing it on some users in Europe as well.

Mashable reached out Instagram and received the following statement from a company spokesperson: Read more…

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You Don’t Need to Be a Mind Reader to Know What Consent Is

I’d be lying if I said that the Aziz Ansari scandal didn’t keep me up at night, thinking about whether what he did was sexual assault or not. Ever since “Grace” (not her real name) opened up about her experience with the Master of None actor, noting how he allegedly pressured her to have sex, people have […]

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TV channel Spike is no longer, so its social media manager had a field day


Better to go out with a bang than a whimper, we guess.

TV channel Spike is going to be rebranded as the Paramount Network on Thursday, as owner Viacom looks to general entertainment programming on the 34-year old basic cable network.

So, as the days become numbered, Spike’s social media presence has decided to well, not really care anymore. 

Viacom is killing off Spike TV & their social media person is having a fun type of meltdown pic.twitter.com/Xhr8fFoNGJ

— Kate (@kate_m_C) January 17, 2018

We don’t know if this Twitter-led meltdown is all Viacom-approved (look, we’re sure it is), but it’s not everyday a TV channel ceases to exist for good. Read more…

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Anna Kendrick was confused for another Anna K. Oh, she noticed.


Anna Kendrick didn’t just welcome twins with Enrique Iglesias. But a news story using the wrong image has the Pitch Perfect star taking to Twitter with a hilarious thread about the mistake.

Yahoo News ran a story about the “Hero” singer reportedly sharing photos of his new babies with tennis star Anna Kournikova — but it used the wrong Anna K’s picture.

Kendrick called the error out on Twitter, with a wry post:

Dear Yahoo: how do I get to this timeline where I’ve slept with Enrique Iqlesias please and thank youpic.twitter.com/4mmA2i7dse

— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) January 17, 2018 Read more…

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Apple forgot the greatest lesson of the MacBook Air


Ten years ago, Steve Jobs hopped on stage at Macworld 2008 and did another one of his seemingly impossible magic tricks: He undid the string on a manila envelope, pulled out the MacBook Air, and forever changed laptops forever.

On Monday, the MacBook Air turned 10 (time flies!), and while it’s incredible how much the thin, light and tapered computer has influenced all laptops, it also serves as a lesson on how Apple can make its family of MacBooks great again.

The MacBook Air wasn’t an instant hit at first. Sure, it was the thinnest and lightest laptop the world had ever seen, but it was ultimately such an underpowered machine that it was better to just buy a bigger, bulkier MacBook or MacBook Pro instead. Read more…

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