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Car horns are weirdly aggressive, so this guy made a friendlier version

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Driving can already be stressful enough, and it’s not helped by the plethora of aggressive-sounding horns standard in most cars.

Fortunately, YouTuber Mark Rober has come up with the “nicest car horn ever,” a higher-pitched honk that toots twice quickly. 

It’s for situations where you want to show courtesy, like if a driver forgets something on their roof, or you want a car to move forward in the drive-thru.

But for more pressing situations, there’s a horn that bellows like an ocean liner — perfect when you want to warn some pesky kids off the road. Car makers, it’s not a bad idea. Read more…

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Nancy Pelosi trolled Trump with this offer to the Golden State Warriors

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi invited the Golden State Warriors to the U.S. Capitol the day after they beat Cleveland for the NBA championship

That might seem random at first blush, but it was actually a way for Pelosi to indirectly engage in one of her favorite pastimes: trolling President Donald Trump. 

The @Warriors‘ leadership is inspiring. I’d be honored to welcome the team to the U.S. Capitol#DubNation

— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 13, 2017

Observers of both basketball and politics, you see, are watching to learn what happens next with Golden State. Championship teams are typically invited to visit the president at the White House — and universally accept said invitations — but with the Warriors there’s a wrinkleRead more…

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‘Detroit: Become Human’ lets you shape your story in an inhuman world

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Detroit: Become Human imagines a future Earth in which androids are an everyday commodity. And then, those androids rebel.

This is the latest game from Quantic Dream, the French studio behind the likes of Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. Much like Detroit, those two previous games emphasize choice in a way that few others do. Characters die, subplots change, and all of it is your doing.

We don’t know much more about Detroit now than we did when Sony showed it off last year at E3. There’s still no release date, nor even a release window. The big takeaway from this trailer? Jesse Williams, of Grey’s Anatomy fame, appears to be in it. Read more…

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‘You will always be Batman’: Celebrities post tributes to Adam West

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Adam West, the actor famous for his wry, dramatic portrayal of Batman, died Friday of complications related to leukemia. He was 88. 

After news of his death broke Saturday, fellow stars — including Mark Hamill, Conan O’Brien, and George Takei — shared tributes to West on Twitter.

“I’m so lucky to have worked w/ him & tell him how much he meant to me,” Hamill wrote.

Holy hell, Batman. We’ll miss you.

#AdamWest was such a wonderful actor & so kind, I’m so lucky to have worked w/ him & tell him how much he meant to me & millions of fanspic.twitter.com/Bu0OOaRgX9

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 10, 2017 Read more…

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Guy takes a photo with Seth Rogen every year for a good cause

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For the past four years a man named Ted has attended Hilarity for Charity events where he takes a picture with comedian Seth Rogen.

The best part is that the two have somewhat of a meta tradition surrounding the picture. Rogen always holds the photo from the previous year in one hand while giving a thumbs up with the other.

Hilarity for Charity is a non-profit started by Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen, that “aims to significantly improve outcomes for all family members contending with Alzheimer’s disease by 2020.”  Read more…

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Police dog too friendly for the force gets an adorable new job

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If you want to be a police dog, you’ve gotta be a bit tough. Gavel, a German Shepherd from Queensland, Australia, isn’t.

He was ruled too sociable for the frontline by police trainers, and was let go from the training program while he was being fostered at the official residence of the Queensland governor.

Left wondering what to do with the pooch, staff decided to give him a new job as a vice-regal dog, which was made official in February this year.

“He has outgrown four ceremonial coats, undergone a career change (his official title is now Gavel VRD, ‘Vice-Regal Dog’), and brought untold joy to the lives of the governor, Mrs de Jersey, Government House staff, and the thousands of Queenslanders who have since visited the estate,” the office of Governor Paul de Jersey told the BBC. Read more…

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Smart glasses give legally blind man second chance to see his wife at their wedding

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Andrew Airey married his wife almost 15 years ago, but recently he had a second wedding and this time he could see more of her face and even her wedding veil.

Airey lives with Stargardt’s disease, a form of macular degeneration, and his eyesight has deteriorated over the past 20 years. He’s legally blind, which has made life with his wife, Kelli, and their three daughters challenging in some ways. He said one of the biggest challenges is “not being able to see my wife’s facial expressions.” But a new device has changed that. Read more…

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The leaked NSA report shows 2-factor authentication has a critical weakness: You

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So you’ve created a strong password, kept an eye out for sketchy links, and enabled two-factor authentication — what could possibly go wrong?

Well, it turns out the answer is “you.” 

As the leaked NSA report on Russian efforts to hack the computers of U.S. election officials before the 2016 presidential election demonstrates, we are all often our own biggest security weakness. The document, published by The Intercept, shows that hackers found a way around the protections offered by two-factor authentication that is striking in its simplicity: They asked the targets for their verification codes.  Read more…

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Tiny baby kangaroo having a yawn after eating is just like you

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Here are 10 Songs That Could Rule Summer 2017

It’s time to start the contest for song of the summer 2017. This year brings a mix of hip-hop and alt-pop options that could potentially dominate the season. Contenders include big names like Selena Gomez, DJ Khaled and Shawn Mendes, with Justin Bieber popping up twice as a featured artist. Meanwhile, lesser-known artists like Starley…

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Russell Westbrook goes back to where it all started in new Samsung ad

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook has had quite the season with his triple-double average in 2016-17. Although it wasn’t quite enough, as his team fell short against the Houston Rockets in the playoffs. 

In a new ad for Samsung titled Driven, Westbrook takes it back to where it all began, where he grew up in Los Angeles. The ad is of course littered with shots of Samsung products, but also heartfelt tidbits about the point guard’s life — like how much getting back to his roots matters. Read more…

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The Death of 2nd Gen Girl Groups and the Double Standards of K-Pop

A few weeks ago, legendary K-pop group SISTAR announced their disbandment after seven years. Consecutive announcements have been made about the breakups of second generation girl groups such as 2NE1, Wonder Girls, T-ara, and more. Long time K-pop fans have been wondering whether this is the death of second generation girl groups or simply the seven-year […]

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Relive SpaceX’s historic rocket launch and landing with this video

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