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Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump returns to ‘SNL’ wearing a golf shirt, of course

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Alec Baldwin decided not to retire his Emmy-winning President Trump impression after all, kicking off season 43 of Saturday Night Live with a catch-all cold open that brought The Donald back from his important golf trip to deal with such national crises as … disciplining a naughty little “bad boy” Jeff Sessions.

“Sometimes, when you’re president, you have to make sacrifices, so I skipped the back nine,” Baldwin-as-Trump said, greeting Aidy Bryant’s Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, who teed him up with a phone call from San Juan, Puerto Rico’s desperate mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (Melissa Villaseñor).

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Obama, Biden and Prince Harry had so much fun at the Invictus Games

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While Donald Trump is dealing with the Tom Price fallout, former President Barack Obama is having a grand time. 

He got together with BFF Joe Biden and Prince Harry on Friday at the Invictus Games in Toronto. They all watched the United States face France in a game of wheelchair basketball, and boy did they look like they were having fun. 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock (9099827r) Prince Harry and former President Barack Obama pose for a picture while watching wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games at the Pan Am sports centre in Toronto, Canada on September 29, 2017. Invictus Games, Toronto, Canada - 29 Sep 2017

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They even posed for a selfie. (Someone’s friends are going to be jealous.) Everyone wanted to meet Obama and his British friend. Prince Harry started the Invictus Games for wounded military personnel and veterans back in 2014. This year, it includes 550 competitors from 17 nations.  Read more…

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Uber will teach you how to sign your name in its app

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Uber is offering basic sign language lessons in its app, in an effort to support its deaf and hard of hearing drivers.

Riders in North America will be able to see a card in the Uber app’s messages section, offering to teach basic greetings such as “hello” and “thank you” in American Sign Language (ASL).

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It’ll also teach you how to sign your name in a sequence of videos, which is a pretty nifty addition.

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Uber, who has “thousands” of deaf drivers in the U.S. alone, says the new feature is in support of National Deaf Awareness Month, and it’s certainly a step in the right direction. Read more…

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Nokia’s releasing the iconic 3310 in 3G, and Australia’s getting it first

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Don’t worry folks, you’ll get your dose of Snake — the resurrected Nokia 3310 is being released in 3G.

Earlier this year, we got a little excited about the rebooting of the Nokia 3310 from Finnish startup HMD. Announcing a smaller, lighter, upgraded version of the classic 2000 phone at the Mobile World Congress in Feb. 2017, HMD rolled out the phone in 2G in May and June this year.

The bad news for thirsty, nostalgic types was that the phone relied on 2.5G connectivity, which requires 2G networks — and they’re being very slowly decommissioned in many countries including Singapore, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the U.S. Read more…

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LAEM Sessions: Aussie songwriter Lenka performs her song The Show on the Lost At E Minor rooftop

Fresh back from a tour of China, Aussie singer-songwriter, Lenka, is preparing for the pending release of her fifth album, Attune, which will be available worldwide on October 13. We … Read more

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Marine biologist captures ‘blue hole’ in the Great Barrier Reef

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef already offers plenty of wonder, but dang, this blue hole is pretty cool.

It was apparently found by marine biologist Johnny Gaskell, who said he spotted the blue hole on Google Maps. He went to check it out with a team, despite it being far offshore, “further than our normal Reef trips.”

“What we found inside was hard to believe, considering five months ago a Category 4 cyclone went straight over the top of it,” Gaskell said in a statement via email. 

Anyway, they managed to capture the inside of the hidden lagoon, and it looks it was like a fun adventure: Read more…

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Coca-Cola with coffee: Meet the ‘Nuts and Gum’ of sodas

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The humble soda hasn’t been getting a lot of good press lately, but you know what everyone still loves? Coffee.

It might just be why Coca-Cola has latched onto our favourite caffeinated beverage, combining it into the (not so catchily named) Coca-Cola Plus Coffee No Sugar.

The soda is launching first in Australia as a limited edition item ahead of the country’s summer, following the hype from Coca-Cola Ginger, which was released same time last year. 

Here’s what it apparently tastes like, according to the company’s press release: Read more…

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Watch Haim’s sullen new short film ‘Valentine’ directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

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One of the best sister trios since Charmed, Haim, has released a rare new in-studio video steered by Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson.

The new short film, Valentine, was released on Monday, after premiering in New York and Los Angeles in July, reports Rolling Stone. The 14-minute film features rare footage of Este, Danielle and Alana Haim recording of three songs from their latest LP Something to Tell You. 

SEE ALSO: HAIM’s cover of Shania Twain’s ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’ is seriously unreal

The clip kicks off with an already released in-studio early recording of single “Right Now,” featuring Este and Alana going absolutely ham on the percussion. Seriously, during the whole film, watching all three Haim sisters smash the drums is a delight. Read more…

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LAEM Sessions: Aussie duo Chymes perform their chilled tune Bloom on the Lost At E Minor rooftop

We love the melodic tones of Aussie duo, Chymes, the musical collaboration of Cameron Taylor and Kiersten Nyman. Earlier, we featured their beautiful acoustic cover of the Jon Bellion hit, … Read more

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Make this beatboxed cover of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ the cool video you catch today

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Okay, you thought you knew Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. But this beatbox version of the musical’s eponymous song is unlike any other cover out there.

Singapore beatboxer Dharni Ng starts out the video with the song’s iconic bassline, before Polish soprano Edyta Krzemień sings over his beats.

Krzemień’s amazing whistle register makes this one to watch, but I especially loved the part where they sync up short, staccato notes leading up to the climax.

Just gorgeous. Read more…

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Brave, brave woman lets a huge spider crawl all over her face

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After a woman in Pensacola, Florida discovered a golden orb weaver (a type of spider) in her home, she decided to relocate it to a “more appropriate location” — one that we assume is not inside a house.

But before being subjected to relocation, the spider decided to crawl around on the woman’s face. Surprisingly, the woman seemed fairly cool with that, a reaction to which I absolutely cannot relate. (To be fair, it’s not a particularly aggressive spider and does have a low-risk bite, but … still.)

Here’s hoping this yellow friend has now woven a beautiful circular web somewhere in the Great Outdoors. Read more…

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Lady Gaga may be a superstar, but her new documentary makes her struggles extremely relatable

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If you watched just the first few minutes of Lady Gaga’s new Netflix documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” you’d be forgiven for thinking she’s only a pampered pop star who has her every need met with a snap of her fingers.  

In the opening scene, Gaga strolls through her luxurious Malibu estate in a revealing body suit and sweats. She feeds pieces of chicken to her adorable dogs. She eats food someone else appears to have prepared for her. When she climbs a staircase lined with star-shaped balloons, she explains they’re to celebrate starring in a new Bradley Cooper movie. She puts her plate down so she can get a massage.   Read more…

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If Rainbow Brite had a job, this would definitely be her keyboard

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Protecting Rainbow Land and bringing color to the universe is a full-time job in itself, but those of us without a Color Belt to lend us magical powers have to go to work every dayThis Rainbow Brite-inspired keyboard is your secret weapon to defeating the King of Shadows — or at least the King of Boredom.

The rainbow LED effects on this mechanical keyboard have adjustable brightness, and can be set to “breathe” mode, which sounds creepy but is actually really cool. They slowly dim and brighten, adding dramatic lighting for the final stretch of that report you’re writing. You can also just turn the lights off if you’re really boring and hate fun. Read more…

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Video shows incredible rescue off capsized boat following Hurricane Maria

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Hurricane Maria’s havoc has been devastating, but amid the destruction there’s been some incredible work done.

One such example can be witnessed in this video by the U.S. Coast Guard Southeast, capturing the rescue of a woman and her two children, who were stuck on top of a capsized boat off the coast of Vieques, Puerto Rico on Thursday.

The rescue was coordinated by a U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Clearwater, Florida, and a British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay helicopter crew.

“Coast Guard watchstanders received an alert via emergency position indicating radio beacon and then a distress call on Sept. 20 from the Ferrel stating they were disabled and adrift in 20-foot seas and 100-knot winds,” the video’s description reads.  Read more…

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Alex Cameron’s highly-anticipated second album is out: we spoke to his co-writer, Roy Molloy, about it

Australian sleaze-pop sensation Alex Cameron is back with a new album that promises to be full of honesty and humour, as well sex and sax (solos, that is). The album, … Read more

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Terrifying Hurricane Maria videos shared from Puerto Rico and Dominica

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As Hurricane Maria continues to rampage through the Caribbean, images of the destruction are starting to surface. 

The island of Dominica was completely devastated by the storm. Puerto Rico was hit by “catastrophic” flooding, as the National Weather Service put it, and its capital could be without power for four to six months. 

When Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, it was a Category 4 storm with winds up to 155 miles per hour. As you can see, it was a terrifying event to live through. 

My moms friend in Puerto Rico sent us this video she took from her apartment #hurricanemaria #maria #MariaPR #pr pic.twitter.com/TzOvmfrTIC

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