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First ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ add-on is huge, brings back Tingle

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Nintendo promised two downloadable content packs for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild post-release. Now we know what the first of them will bring.

We also know when it’s coming, roughly: this summer.

The DLC is called The Master Trials, and it’s massive. The centerpiece is something committed Zelda fans already knew about. Trials of the Sword — previously called the “Cave of Trials Challenge” — is a combat gauntlet with a twist: you start with nothing.

All your weapons and armor are stripped away in Trials of the Sword, leaving you to improvise as some formation of enemies moves in to attack. There are “around 45” rooms included in Trials of the Sword; complete them all and your Master Sword will never lose power again. Read more…

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WTF just happened on ‘American Gods’?

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This recap contains spoilers for American Gods Season 1, episode 1, titled “The Bone Orchard.”

Shadow Moon had a hard week in the first installment of American Gods.

After being released from prison and learning that his beloved wife Laura had died (while performing a particularly ill-advised sex act on Shadow’s best friend Robbie in a moving car, as he later discovered), our brooding ex-con reluctantly agreed to work for the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday, a canny grifter with a false eye and a flair for the dramatic.

What followed was a disorienting trip into a world of myth and symbolism for Shadow and the audience. We witnessed the seductive goddess Bilquis devour a man with her lady-parts in a sex scene unlike anything else on TV; an epic bar fight between Shadow and a gigantic “leprechaun”; a talking buffalo with burning eyes haunting Shadow’s dreams; and a virtual reality beatdown that was all too real.  Read more…

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Leonardo DiCaprio used a standard, office file folder for his climate march sign, lol

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Look, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change. 

He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation “dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants.” The foundation has given $61 million to causes that align with that mission statement. He talks about climate change all the time. And, also, he was among the ~200,000 people in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest a White House that very much does not share his (scientifically valid) concern for the damage people are doing to the climate. Read more…

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The NSA’s massive surveillance operation is now just a little less massive

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The NSA’s spying program is still vast, but it’s now a touch more restricted.

The agency has long collected texts and emails sent to and by Americans if those electronic communications contained the names of folks whom the NSA was conducting surveillance on, but that’s no longer the case. 

This, as the New York Times reported Friday, is a significant rollback of a surveillance program that privacy advocates have railed against since a series of NSA spying programs and mechanisms were revealed in 2013. 

The main issue many privacy advocates had: The spying didn’t require a warrant and was based on the content of the message rather than the people having the digital conversation.  Read more…

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Instagram’s fixed the glitch that had you spamming everyone you’ve ever tagged

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Instagram has fixed a glitch that re-notified everyone you’ve ever tagged in a photo, when you re-activate a disabled account.

The company said it got rid of the issue via email on Thursday, a day after the bug was identified. And after reproducing the issue, we can confirm that the fix worked for us.

Mashable reached out to Instagram on Tuesday, when the company confirmed that this was a known issue. The bug has been noticed by users on social media since at least January 2016. 

The glitch affected users who had temporarily disabled their Instagram accounts, immediately after re-enabling an account, and would spam everyone previously tagged.  Read more…

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This creepy face hiding in a lamppost is freaking the internet out

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The town of Salem, Massachusetts is infamous for spooky happenings, so when the mayor shares a creepy photo of a face hidden in a lamppost, people are going to take note. 

Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll tweeted out an eerie photo of a lamppost on Wednesday that appeared to have a ghostly face trapped inside.  

Anybody else see a face in this light?…Totally eerie, eh pic.twitter.com/W5OeVlz9yQ

— Kim Driscoll (@MayorDriscoll) April 26, 2017

@MayorDriscoll It’s there. And you’re in Salem. Nuff said.

— kimberley mckinnon (@kimbelaya) April 26, 2017 Read more…

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Watch: Powerful Maori haka spreads support for veteran’s mental health

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The haka is always a powerful show of Maōri culture and identity, but you can really feel the force in this one. 

Tuesday marked ANZAC Day, a day to commemorate Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in armed conflicts around the world. In recent years, it’s also been a day to recognise the impact that war has on the mental health of veterans.

It’s culminated in the Haka For Life, a show of support for men’s mental health. 

200 men, women and children performed the traditional war cry at Kings Park in Perth, Australia, according to The West Australian. And boy, it’s quite the show of passion. Read more…

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Serena Williams has a message for the creep who made ‘racist’ comments about her baby

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Serena Williams, of course, is not to be messed with. Serena as a mom? Doubly so. 

Williams shut down ugly comments Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Natase made about the child she’s expecting with fiancé Alexis Ohanian with a classy note on Instagram. In it, she denounces his remarks as “racist.” 

✊🏿

A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Apr 24, 2017 at 12:58pm PDT

“Let’s see what color it has,” the 70-year old Natase crudely asked at a press conference when no one asked him to comment on Williams or her baby to begin with. “Chocolate with milk?”   Read more…

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6 Dessert Trends that Are Worth that Instagram Post

For the past week or two, everyone couldn’t stop talking about Starbucks’ limited-edition Unicorn Frapuccino. They raved about how the colors looked Instagram-worthy, even inspiring a few makeup looks. However, the taste was another story as drinkers said it tasted too sweet, and not the likable kind. A Starbucks barista even ranted that the bright […]

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Here’s the Low Down on Clear Coffee

CLR CFF is a Slovakian-made bottled clear coffee that took almost three years before it became a reality. The people behind it tried to raise funds for it via Indiegogo in 2015, but got an underwhelming response. Still, they kept at it until the product came into fruition. #clearcoffee #houston adventure ❤🙂 #clrcff #coffee #whitesmile […]

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NBA Bulls player interrupts game to tie Celtics player’s shoe, as one does

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Ah, it’s never a dull moment in the NBA.

During Sunday night’s intense Game 4 face off between the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics, Robin Lopez casually decided to push Jae Crowder out of bounds to tie his shoe.

As one does…

As this stunning GIF below shows, Lopez lost his own right shoe on the court and Crowder swiftly picked it up and tossed it behind him, out of bounds. 

EEEeeek. Lopez reacted by immediately crashing into Crowder with an intentional foul, using what appears to be a massive bear hug. He then retrieved his lonely shoe on the sidelines and bent over to… tie Crowder’s laces? Read more…

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Man returns home to overjoyed mom after biking around the world for 7 years

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Englishman Leigh Timmis set off on a wild adventure seven years ago.

And by wild we mean he was determined to ride his bike for two years around the world. That ambitious timeline quickly fell to the wayside as he realized how daunting the challenge would be to actually traverse the globe.

Timmis’ journey came to an emotional end Saturday when he arrived home in Derby, England, hopped off his bike, and jumped into a sweet embrace with his mom, who he hadn’t seen since 2014. 

Leigh Timmis and his mom embrace after Timmis' adventure finally ends.

Leigh Timmis and his mom embrace after Timmis’ adventure finally ends.

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Anne Hathaway reveals she’s a big pothead, dude

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The list of celebrities coming out as cannabis users is growing like a weed.

Anne Hathaway appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Thursday, which just so happened to be the unofficial stoner holiday 420. While on the show, Hathaway played a game called “Plead The Fifth.” The game is simple, Cohen asks her three questions, she has to answer two of them, and one she can plead the fifth. 

In the very first question, Cohen brings up a rumor about Hathaway being a stoner, and asks her on a scale of one to ten, how big of a stoner is she? Anne smiles, and responds, “I’m not a little one.” Read more…

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Intense video shows oblivious truck driver drag a car with someone in it

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An intense video captured on a California freeway shows a large tractor trailer truck dragging a car, seemingly unaware the two vehicles had gotten into an accident.

Witness Brian Steimke was driving up the Cajon Pass when he pulled up on the truck dragging a maroon Nissan Maxima. 

“They’re dragging the car,” Steimke can be heard saying in the clip, amazed by what he’s seeing. “They don’t know what’s going on here.”

When Steimke pulls alongside the vehicles, the driver in the car being dragged unrolls the window and is waving at the truck driver to stop.  Read more…

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You’re gonna need some help recognizing this phishing scam

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How do you spot a phishing scam when the URL looks perfectly legit? 

An old phishing technique has recently popped back up in the news, and it has the potential to fool some folks no matter how many times they inspect a URL for typos.

Phishing works like this: Some fool sends people an email that asks readers to please click on this link or download this thing. The person sends the link from a URL with a (theoretically) clever typo (think yhaoo.com instead of yahoo.com). But this other kind of phishing scheme — called a homograph attack — sends an email from a URL that looks nearly identical to the real thing, replacing some the letters with similar ones from other alphabets.  Read more…

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