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  2. Check out clips from the Toronto show, which was originally supposed to be part of Drake’s October World WeekendView the full article
  3. K-pop girl group previously announced they were in the "final stages of recording a new album"View the full article
  4. Marvel didn't announce anything Eternals-related at this year's Comic-Con, but Patton Oswalt, the voice of Pip the Troll, may have spilled the beans as to whether a sequel is on its way. In an August 2 interview on The Today Show, Oswalt discussed his role in the 2021 superhero film, which saw him appear alongside Harry Styles as Eros in the Eternals post-credit scene. He then said, "They have announced there’s going to be an Eternals sequel. Chloé Zhao is going to direct it. So hopefully, there will be more adventures of Starfox and Pip." There actually hasn't been any official word from Marvel on Eternals 2, but the studio did announce its jam-packed Phases 5 and 6, known as The Multiverse Saga. Upcoming projects include The Marvels, Captain America: New World Order, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3. With so many movies (and don't forget all the TV shows) in the works, where would Eternals 2 even fit in? Chances are we could find out at September's D23 expo, where Marvel will potentially reveal even more projects. Storyline-wise, the Eternals fall into the far more "cosmic" section of the MCU. Remember, Eternals ended with the Celestial Arishem zapping several Eternals away with him into space. Now that they've left Earth, they're in the company of other space-faring heroes like the Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel. It's possible that Eternals 2 will deal with Arishem's judgment of humanity, as suggested by the film's post-credit scene. Fueling that speculation is the fact that Marvel recently filed to trademark the title Celestials: End of Time, which suggests that we'll be getting more Celestial action soon. Maybe they'll finally address the fact that there's a half-born Celestial just sticking out of the Earth? Take that trademark news with a grain of salt — there's a chance it could be a title for new comics that don't tie into the MCU. However, now that Oswalt has seemingly let the cat out of the bag, keep an eye out for more news about Eternals 2 at D23. View the full article
  5. In today’s ‘click-and-play’ world, almost anyone can launch their own pirate site. Servers ready to accept self-installing scripts are available in minutes, and for those with no time to source movies and TV shows, there’s no shortage of suppliers ready to sell access to vast libraries in a similar timeframe. At the other end of the market, cutting costs to maximize slender advertising revenues appears to be more important than a glossy user experience. Court Filing Targets Streaming Sites In a DMCA subpoena application filed at a California court this week, the MPA (on behalf of anti-piracy group Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment) highlighted the piracy problems faced by companies including Paramount, Sony, Universal, Disney, Warner, Amazon and Netflix. Seeking the court-ordered cooperation of Cloudflare, MPA/ACE requested information on a number of pirate streaming sites, including the personal details of their operators. As a normal part of the investigation process, this is nothing new for ACE. However, a couple of details do catch the eye as being somewhat out of the ordinary. Two of the domains listed in the application are TVConnexion.com and TeleBunker.com. When combined the sites offer dozens of live TV channels from companies including Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros. and HBO – a perfect recipe for appearing on the ACE radar. ACE informed the court that the sites offered infringing copies of the movies Suicide Squad and Salt, plus TV shows Gold Rush and Deadliest Catch. The court documents show that the named sites didn’t host any video content since both rely on third-party hosting sites to supply content. Cut-Price Pirates Like Free Streams The stream URLs listed in the court documents no longer function but when they did, they linked to video streamed live from Twitch’s servers. Further investigation suggests that the sites named by ACE rely on what appears to be a dedicated pool of Twitch user accounts set up for the purposes of streaming or restreaming live TV channels. The names of the Twitch user accounts involved aren’t especially important for the purposes of this article, but it’s likely that MPA/ACE’s 100-strong investigating team has them all in a list by now with plenty of supporting evidence. And since this is Twitch, evidence isn’t hard to find. Unlike Many Pirate Servers, Twitch Loves Logging While pirate streaming servers certainly have the ability to log who does what and when, it’s extremely unlikely that precision logging is high on the list of priorities. But, as the image below shows, Twitch loves to log information and sites like StreamsCharts are more than happy to present it elegantly. The image above shows the stats of just one of the many accounts being used to stream TV shows to the sites listed in the ACE/MPA subpoena. With this one alone having clocked up almost 46,000 hours of viewing time in just 30 days, overall consumption is likely to be pretty high. Quite why ACE/MPA haven’t gone after these Twitch accounts rather than the web pages embedding their streams is unknown, but it’s clear that the studios believe the portals are linked. Indeed, evidence of that is in plentiful supply. In addition to channel sources and analytics accounts, advertising affiliates are shared across multiple domains. Perhaps a bit too early to say but there’s probably more useful information available in the public domain than the fake details Cloudflare probably has in hand. Other Sites in the Same DMCA Subpoena Ver-television.online is listed as an infringer of the movies Suicide Squad and Changeling. It’s quite a popular site with around four million visits per month per SimilarWeb stats. The subpoena application seeks information from Cloudflare relating to the domain operator. The site itself appears to be located on the development platform Replit and offers access to a wide range of live TV channels. Three similar domains – Cablegratis.online, Cablegratishd.online and Cablegratistv.online – enjoy around 1.5 million visits per month and also get a mention in the subpoena. They are joined by the unusually comprehensive streaming portal Televisiongratisenvivo.com. One additional domain is mentioned in the subpoena as a backend source for streaming site Teleullenvivo.com but it raises a couple of suspicions so we won’t reproduce it here. The ACE/MPA subpoena to Cloudflare can be found here (pdf) From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more. View the full article
  6. "It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to represent my country all over the world," singer says prior to her Sunny Hill Festival in KosovoView the full article
  7. If you use Android TV's successor Google TV, brace yourself: 50 free live channels are on their way. 9to5Google has decompiled a new version of the Android TV app, revealing that Google TV might be looking to expand its live TV options. According to some text in the app, you'll be able to "Enjoy 50 channels of live TV without the need to subscribe, sign-up, or download." This is different from adding other streaming services or live TV options to your Google TV. With those, you have to download a separate app and have your own subscription. Here, these 50 channels would already be built-in. 9to5Google also found a graphic in the app that lists 34 of the expected 50 channels. These range from news outlets such as ABC, CBS, and NBC to entertainment channels like American Classics and Hallmark Movies. There's even an entire channel dedicated to the Teletubbies if that's up your alley. Here are 34 of the 50 channels coming soon to Google TV: ABC News Live America’s Test Kitchen American Classics The Asylum Battery Pop CBC News ChiveTV Deal or No Deal Divorce Court Dry Bar Comedy FailArmy Filmrise Free Movies Hallmark Movies & More It’s Showtime at the Apollo! Kevin Hart’s LOL! Network Love Nature Maverick Black Cinema MooviMex Nature Vision NBC News Now Newsmax TV Nosey The Pet Collective Power Nation Reelz Teletubbies Today All Day Toon Goggles USA Today World Poker Tour Wu-Tang Collection TV Xumo Crime TV Xumo Movies Xumo Westerns View the full article
  8. Last night, Young Money affiliates Drake, Nicki Minaj, and (of course) Lil Wayne reunited on stage to celebrate the label that Wayne founded and which was instrumental to all of their come-ups. The Young Money Reunion was supposed to take place this past Monday as part of October World Weekend, but was postponed after Drake had to pull out due to a positive COVID-19 test. It was rescheduled for last night and took place at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto. View the full article
  9. Lil Wayne also promises Tha Carter V is "coming soon"View the full article
  10. Gay and bisexual men, transgender people and others worried about monkeypox are strategizing to protect themselves as they wait for vaccinations. View the full article
  11. TL;DR: As of August 7, you can get the Speedy Mag Wireless Charger for iPhone for just $48.99 instead of $119.95 — that's a 59% discount. Wireless charging has come a long way, but it has taken it a while to catch up to wired chargers in just one area. Pretty much any wired charger lets you use your phone while you power it, but it has taken wireless some time to master the technology while still producing a fast charge. The Speedy Mag Wireless Charger for iPhone is one such charger that lets you use your phone while it charges the battery, and it’s only $48.99 – marked down from $119. A third-party wireless iPhone fast charger In practice, this charger is simple. It’s a big magnet you stick on the back of your iPhone to power the battery. The manufacturer for the Speedy Mag claims that you can get your iPhone battery from dead to 100% in half an hour, though most iPhones with wall chargers can only get to 50% in that time. This wireless charger is compatible with the iPhones 8 and newer, and magnetically attaches to iPhone 12 and later. You can charge your devices in whatever direction you please, as long as the back is connected. For a gadget you can take anywhere (and that’s only five inches long) that’s some real convenience. The Speedy Mag has built-in overcharge protection. Though that may be a redundancy because iOS devices have their own overcharge protection, it may be comforting in case that ever fails. This wireless charger also has a built-in screen to see how much of its stored power remains. Save on a fast, convenient wireless charger for iPhone 8 and upEnjoy the mobility of wired charging with the convenience of wireless. For a limited time, you can get the Speedy Mag Wireless Charger for iPhone on sale for $48.99 (Reg. $119). Prices subject to change. Opens in a new tab Credit: Electronic Avenue Speedy Mag Wireless Charger for iPhone (opens in a new tab) $48.99 at the Mashable Shop Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  12. TL;DR: As of August 7, you can get a pair of TREBLAB X3 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds with Earhooks for just $63.99 instead of $99.97 — that's a 35% discount. Love the volume and feel of in-ear buds but can’t find a fit that will stay in place? Good news, you don’t have to go back to over-the-ear headphones. Instead, you can grab a pair of TREBLAB X3 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds with Earhooks. Get the close sound of in-ear headphones with the comfort and security of over-the-ear, and for a limited time, you can get a pair on sale for $63.99 (Reg. $99). In-ear headphones you might get hooked onIf you like to listen to music when you hit the gym or rock out to an audiobook while you hike through nature, these could be an excellent pair of headphones for you. The manufacturer lists these headphones as sweatproof, but their IPX7 waterproof rating actually goes beyond that. As long as you don’t submerge your headphones fully for over 30 minutes, they should be fine. On one charge, these headphones should last for about nine hours of listening. They take about two hours to fully charge, and the case can power them from dead to 100% four times before you need to pull out a USB-C cable and charge it. The most prominent feature of these standout earbuds are the hooks that wrap around your ear for a secure fit. If you’ve tried and failed to find an earbud that fits snugly, even during a workout, then these may be the last stop on your search. That attention to a good fit also extends within your ear. Included are three sizes of silicone tips that you can switch based on your comfort and ear dimensions. Get a pair of earbuds that won’t fall out when you jogGet yourself a pair of wireless earbuds that have an over-the-ear fit while retaining the size, convenience, and sound experience of in-ear headphones. For a limited time, get a pair of TREBLAB Pro Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds with Earhooks on sale for $63.99 (Reg. $99), and you can even choose between a white or black logo. Prices subject to change. Opens in a new tab Credit: TREBLAB TREBLAB X3 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds with Earhooks (opens in a new tab) $63.99 at the Mashable Shop Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  13. TL;DR: As of August 7, you can get a one-year Plus Membership to Sam's Club for just $50 instead of $100 — that's a 50% discount. Grocery prices may be higher than they’ve been in a while, but there are still ways to save. Joining a warehouse club could give you more opportunities for great deals on groceries and home essentials, and few grocery stores can match Sam’s Club. With a regular Sam’s Club membership, you get great deals on groceries, appliances, pet supplies, clothes, jewelry, technology, and so much more. With a Sam’s Club Plus Membership, you get all that and even more. And for a limited time, a Sam’s Club Plus Membership is only $50, a full 50% off. Get deals on groceries, home goods, and moreThere are a lot of ways to save at Sam’s Club. You could go for deals on bulk groceries and grab delicious produce and baked goods from the in-house bakery. Or you could grab some home goods and stock your kitchen with everything from fresh dishes to new appliances. While you’re shopping, you can drop by the jewelry counter and get a ring cleaned or pick up a prescription at the pharmacy. That’s all just a normal Sam’s Club membership, though. Sam’s Club Plus gives you access to more, starting with 2% back on qualifying purchases up to $500 a year and free shipping on online orders. You can even get into the store before the crowds by joining Early Shopping. Imagine: almost no lines and first choice of fresh bread. Some of the most exciting perks you get with this wholesale club membership include fuel savings at select locations, discounts at the Sam’s Club pharmacy, and deals on hotels, rental cars, live events, attractions, and more. Your Sam’s Club membership could get you a discount to LegoLand or a cheaper entry into the San Diego Zoo! Save on a warehouse club that pays for itselfFor a limited time, get a one-year Plus Membership to Sam's Club for $50 (Reg. $100). Prices subject to change. Opens in a new tab Credit: Sam's Club One-year Plus Membership to Sam's Club (opens in a new tab) $50 at the Mashable Shop Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  14. TL;DR: As of August 7, you can get a refurbished Apple MacBook Pro for just $249.99 instead of $600 — that's a 58% discount. Shopping for a new computer? Buying refurbished might be a cheaper way to get the job done, and it’s better for the environment. This refurbished Apple MacBook Pro i5 (model year: 2013) could be an excellent travel computer for work or for college students who want a machine that goes with them to class. It’s also only $249. A portable laptop for work or schoolWhat makes an excellent on-the-go computer for you? Is it a light, portable machine that can run a few apps well? This refurbished MacBook was restored with a grade of "C", meaning it may have some visible scratches, scuffs, and blemishes, but it’s still fully functional. And you can probably cover most of those scuffs with a case, anyway. The real show for any computer is what’s under the hood, and this MacBook still has something to brag about. The 128GB SSD is light and should have enough storage for plenty of apps and local file saving, and you can supplement that with cloud storage. The 4GB RAM and Intel Core i5 processor could be great for when you have some work to get done on the road or some homework to finish at lunch. WiFi ready with a 13.3-inch display, this MacBook could also just be a great browsing or streaming device. It has a battery that should last up to seven hours, so that’s a lot of time to get acquainted with social media or marathon a show before the new season comes out. Grab a refurbished MacBook on sale for 58% offStudents and remote workers, this could be a chance to grab an affordable computer that you aren’t afraid to take with you. For a limited time, get a refurbished Apple MacBook Pro on sale for $249.99 (Reg. $600). Prices subject to change. Opens in a new tab Credit: Apple Refurbished Apple MacBook Pro (opens in a new tab) $249.99 at the Mashable Shop Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  15. The highs, lows, and heartbreaks of all kinds of sports — as well as the culture and politics that are inextricably tied up where competition meets commerce — have produced some of the most beloved and exhilarating movies ever made. Unfortunately, not a whole lot of these great sports films reside in Netflix's current U.S. catalogue. That said, there are still some genuine gems to be found on the service — from silly comedies to rousing biopics and documentaries that lift the curtain on sporting scandals. (And if none of these will suffice, allow me to cheat and suggest a series: 2020's wildly compelling Chicago Bulls docuseries, The Last Dance, which is a Netflix Original.) So sound the whistle, drop the flag, and punt that pigskin: Here are the very best sports movies on Netflix. 1. Love & Basketball Credit: Moviestore / Shutterstock This sports-drama-romance was the directorial debut of Gina Prince-Bythewood — who's more recently brought you The Old Guard and The Woman King — from her own script. Inspired by Prince-Bythewood's own life and her desire to see Black love stories in the vein of When Harry Met Sally, Love & Basketball stars Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps as Monica and Quincy, two aspiring basketball stars who find themselves torn between focusing on the game they love and their love for each other. Spanning nearly 20 years from their boy/girl-next-door meet-cute to wrenching adult decisions about their futures, the central pair (who were dating IRL during production) have off-the-charts chemistry right up to their climactic face-off on their home court, proving that trash talk can be even sexier than pillow talk. But it's also notable for showcasing Monica's talent as much as Quincy's, and proving that a man's ambitions don't have to be the sole driving force of a great sports story. How to watch: Love & Basketball is now streaming on Netflix. SEE ALSO: 12 of the best movies by Black creators to watch on Netflix now 2. 42 Credit: Legendary Pictures / Kobal / Shutterstock The late Chadwick Boseman got his biggest break yet when he landed the role of Jackie Robinson, the first Black man to have a career in Major League baseball, in this 2013 biopic — the first of several Black icons he'd embody before his tragically early death at the peak of his powers less than a decade later. The film is a straightforward (if occasionally dramatised) account of Robinson's early years in the MLB, but Boseman's performance is fascinating. Robinson stoically bore the racism and abuse hurled at him as he entered spaces previously reserved almost exclusively for white men, and Boseman bears the challenge of playing a man who must maintain his composure at almost all times under one of the brightest spotlights imaginable while still letting the roiling emotion beneath show through. SEE ALSO: 8 best sports movies on Hulu for every type of fan It's also worth noting that for some reason "baseball in the 1940s" makes for one of the most gorgeous color palettes ever put on film, full of dusty, muted uniforms, bright sunshine, and impeccably turned-out crowds. If you've watched A League of Their Own countless times, the look — and the feelings — of 42 will hit the sweet spot. How to watch: 42 is now streaming on Netflix. 3. Hustle Credit: Netflix It's Adam Sandler's other super popular Netflix movie. Hustle sees Sandler as Stanley Sugerman, an NBA scout for the Philadelphia 76ers. Being a basketball scout means Stanley is away from his wife, Teresa (Queen Latifah), and daughter, Alex (Jordan Hull), a lot, but when his boss (Robert Duvall) promotes him, things are looking up. This falls apart when the boss' son, Vince (Ben Foster) takes charge, and Stanley is left in the dust. So, he travels to Spain and discovers Bo Cruz (Juancho Hernangómez), an extremely skilled player whose past makes it complicated for Stanley to recruit him for the Sixers or get him into the NBA Draft. Expect a lot of gameplay. — Shannon Connellan, UK Editor How to watch: Hustle is now streaming on Netflix. 4. Rush Credit: Imagine Entertainment / Kobal / Shutterstock Ron Howard's telling of the rivalry between legendary Formula 1 drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt reunites two actors you might recognise from a certain cinematic universe, but don't hit play just to watch Thor and Baron Zemo in different outfits — do it to revel in the exhilaration of an often misunderstood sport. (And yes, it is a sport.) Chris Hemsworth (who is playing the British Hunt but still looks hilariously, irrepressibly Australian with shoulder-length blonde locks) and Daniel Brühl (compelling as the brilliant and fastidious Lauda) anchor the film with a years-long rivalry that the script (by Peter Morgan, who wrote The Queen and Frost/Nixon) over-inflates around the frame of their real-life friendship and mutual respect. But the biggest thrill is the obvious pleasure the film takes in the throbbing sounds and pure spectacle of driving very fast — whether around the track, or throughout the sun-drenched Italian countryside. Add in a soundtrack that gives you both a heart-pounding Hans Zimmer score and '70s rock hits from Thin Lizzy and David Bowie, and you'll want to pump the volume to hear every roar and rev. How to watch: Rush is now streaming on Netflix. 5. Semi-Pro Credit: Moviestore / Shutterstock Is it the best Will Ferrell movie? No. (That would be Stranger Than Fiction.) Is it the funniest Will Ferrell movie? Also no. (We're not going to fight that one here.) Is it always fun as heck to watch Will Ferrell play a larger-than-life character in a ridiculous wig opposite an absolute smorgasbord of hey-it's-that-guy comedians and actors (not to mention, here, Woody Harrelson and André 3000 from Outkast)? Very much yes. SEE ALSO: The NFL is finally launching its own streaming service with live games. Here's how it works. Ferrell plays Jackie Moon, a washed-up disco-era one-hit wonder who owns, coaches, and plays for a semi-professional basketball team, the Flint Tropics. When their league announces it's being absorbed into the NBA, the Tropics must put their blood, sweat, tears, and puke into going from the bottom of the table to the top four to avoid being shut down. Like Ferrell's later Eurovision Song Contest, Semi-Pro actively and lovingly shoots for sappy over sharp in tribute to the underdog stories that inspired it, and it mostly succeeds. How to watch: Semi-Pro is now streaming on Netflix. 6. Icarus Credit: Netflix Director Bryan Fogel took a colossal risk making Icarus, one that steered the filmmaker's life in ways he and the audience would never suspect. This Best Documentary winner sees Fogel, an amateur racing cyclist, wanting to investigate doping sports by taking performance-enhancing drugs himself — taking steps to evade detection while documenting any changes in his progress. Along the way, he meets scientist Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, a crucial part of Russia's "anti-doping" program, who helps Fogel on his quest. But suddenly, things take a serious turn. This isn't even the half of Icarus, as the dangerous truth runs all the way to the top. Mashable’s Brittany Levine Beckman wrote more about the documentary's context here. (*) — S.C. How to watch: Icarus is now streaming on Netflix. Asterisks (*) indicate the entry comes from a previous Mashable list. View the full article
  16. TL;DR: As of August 7, you can get a lifetime subscription to Huru Job Interview Prep Coach for just $69 instead of $1,393 — that's a 95% discount. Anxious before a job interview? You’re definitely not alone. A 2020 study found that 93% of job candidates have experienced anxiety before an interview. Prepping for an interview may be hard, but the right coach might make it easier. Huru Job Interview Prep Coach is an AI-powered job interview software that could help you curb that anxiety once it arrives. For a limited time, a lifetime subscription with Huru Job Interview Prep Coach is on sale for $69 (Reg. $1393). Beat your interview anxiety Job interviews can be intense, and some job applications don’t give you much insight into what to expect, but Huru has 20,000+ pre-made mock interviews with more than 300 positions. They may not have the exact job you’re looking for, but you may be able to find something similar, or you can generate interviews from job offers listed on LinkedIn, Indeed, Glassdoor, Monster, and ZipRecruiter. If you’re not preparing for a specific job interview and just want to test the waters in different industries, this could be an interesting way to do some hands-on research. Huru’s interview practice sessions aren’t just reading and responding to questions. As you work through the interview, an AI provides real-time facial expression feedback. It may sound nit-picky, but studies have found that facial expressions can influence how a job candidate is received. That’s not the only thing the AI will give you feedback on. Learn how you may be able to improve your answers to questions, speech articulation, and even your pausing. Naturally, every interviewer is different, but the AI's suggestions could be useful as you practice for each new interview. Use AI to prep for your next interviewStart practicing for your next round of interviews. Get a lifetime subscription to Huru Job Interview Prep Coach on sale for $69 (Reg. $1393). Prices subject to change. Opens in a new tab Credit: Beatview Lifetime subscription to Huru Job Interview Prep Coach (opens in a new tab) $69 at the Mashable Shop Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  17. TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to LazyApply Job Application is on sale for £54.93, saving you 93% on list price. Applying for jobs is exhausting, especially if you're still working while you're looking. On average, it takes a job seeker anywhere from 21 to 80 applications before securing a job offer, and there’s no guarantee that the offer is worth taking. Save some time on the application process with a lifetime subscription to LazyApply Job Application. This mass job application subscription could help you scale up your application process without burning yourself out, and for a limited time, it’s only £54.93. Many people are looking for jobs, so the field is competitive. But with help from Lazy Apply, you don't have to invest all of your time into your application materials; you can send application materials to thousands of jobs in one click. Using the automated job application tool, you can save time by automatically applying to jobs through LinkedIn, Indeed, and more. You can send unlimited LinkedIn emails to reach out directly to employers, and you can improve your chances at securing a job by sending up to 150 applications every day. The traditional application process often leaves applicants without much information once their application is sent. With LazyApply, you get analytics to see how your applications are performing on a daily basis. If you’re already working a full-time job, you may not have time to submit a barrage of applications necessary to find something better. With LazyApply, you can automate the process, even down to the level of the cover letter. Answer questions once, and the smart AI will do the rest, even writing a cover letter for you. Save time applying to jobs and get a lifetime subscription to LazyApply Job Application while it’s on sale for £54.93. Opens in a new tab Credit: LazyApply LazyApply Job Application (Lifetime Subscription) (opens in a new tab) £54.93 at the Mashable Shop Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  18. SAVE UP TO 70%: The Lovehoney Pleasure Fest is offering deals on sex toys, bondage gear, lingerie, and more until Aug. 8, saving you up to 70% on list price. It's that time again. Lovehoney absolutely loves a sale, and so do we. The latest promotion from the sex toy specialists is the Lovehoney Pleasure Fest, with up to 70% off a wide range of sex toys, lingerie sets, bondage gear, essentials, and much more. There are a lot of deals to consider, so we've tried to make your life a little easier by lining up five favourites to get you started: Womanizer Starlet Rechargeable Clitoral Stimulator — £34.99 £69.99 (save 50%) Lovehoney Wild Weekend Mega Couple's Sex Toy Kit — £39.99 £79.99 (save 50%) Lovehoney Ultra Violet Powerful Silicone Rechargeable Wand — £39.99 £79.99 (save 50%) Lovehoney Heat Wave Warming Rechargeable G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator — £28 £69.99 (save 60%) Lovehoney Realistic Silicone Suction Cup Dildo — £12 £39.99 (save 70%) Whether you're looking to stock up on your favourite items or try something new, there is a deal out there for you. Everything is available until Aug. 8, with free delivery on order worth £40 or more. If you're not sure on a certain product, you can check out hundreds of thousands of sex toy reviews on Lovehoney. Save up to 70% in the Lovehoney Pleasure Fest. Opens in a new tab Credit: Pleasure Fest Lovehoney Pleasure Fest (opens in a new tab) Save up to 70% Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  19. Remember to make that appointment and there's a fresh Wordle to solve. If you get stuck, that's where our daily Wordle help can come in handy. The answer to the August 7 Wordle, puzzle #414, can be found at the end of this article. Before you get there, though, there are a couple of subtle clues to help you narrow it down, and as you scroll down, you'll see we've gathered a selection of the best tips and strategies from our previous reporting to help you every day. Where did Wordle come from? Former Reddit engineer Josh Wardle came up with the game in 2021 as a private exercise for him and his word game-loving partner. It eventually became a staple of their family WhatsApp messaging, and that's when Wardle started to suspect he might have something special enough to merit a wider release. SEE ALSO: Wordle-obsessed? These are the best word games to play IRL. Thousands of people around the globe now play this game each day, and fans have even created alternatives to Wordle inspired by the original format. This includes music identification game Heardle, Hollywood nerd faves Actorle and Framed, and variations like Dordle and Quordle that make you guess multiple words at once. Not the day you're after? You'll find the Wordle answer for August 6 here. What's the best Wordle starting word?We have some ideas to help you pick the perfect first move. Such tips include choosing a word with at least two different vowels to rule those building blocks in or out, plus a few common consonants such as S, T, R, or N. Also, even if you're attached to your mathematically sound starter, once it's been the answer on any given day it won't be the answer again for a few years — so if you happen to get the elusive 1/6 result, celebrate by swapping out your starting five. What happened to the Wordle archive?While you could once play the entire archive of past puzzles, the archive was taken down at the request of the New York Times, according to the site's creator. Is Wordle getting harder?If you've been finding Wordle too easy, there is a Hard Mode you can enable to give yourself more of a challenge. But unless you activate this mode, we can assure you that Wordle isn't getting harder. Why are there two different Wordle answers some days?The whole point of Wordle is that everyone's solving the same puzzle, with the same answer, no matter where you are in the world. However, occasionally the puzzle game will accept two different correct solutions on the same day. This aberration is due to changes the New York Times began making after it acquired Wordle earlier this year, excising words form Wardle's original list that the team considers obscure or potentially offensive. To make sure you're always getting the same puzzle as everyone else, refresh your browser before you play — don't worry, the site will keep your streak. A subtle hint for the Wordle answer on August 7It can be a test or the act of slandering someone in a public forum. Wordle today is a 5-letter word that starts with......the letter S! Does today's Wordle word have a double letter?Not today. Wordle today: What's the answer?Ready? It's time to reveal the solution. It's... SMEAR. Reporting by Caitlin Welsh, Sam Haysom, Amanda Yeo and Adam Rosenberg contributed to this article. View the full article
  20. Frank Ocean is selling a new line of accessories via his luxury brand Homer. Those include pendants, earrings, a keychain, and a diamond-encrusted 18-karat gold cock ring, aka, “the XXXL H-Bone Ring.” The H-Bone Ring will run you $25,570, which I guess brings new meaning to the term “baller.” Anyway, the collection is currently available online or at the brick-and-mortar Homer store in New York City, which is by appointment only. Check out what $25k worth of cock ring looks like below. View the full article
  21. Hot off the massively popular house record ‘HYPNOSIS,’ ero808, the ever eclectic singer-songwriter, producer and performer has released a 3-person remix package and Shöckface Inversion for his single ‘BLACKHOLE.’ The remix pack features the likes of Buzz Junior, smalltalk, and Frost. Alongside the remix pack, frequent collaborator Shöckface has also released a new Inversion to BLACKHOLE with an entirely new set of artwork. Each take on BLACKHOLE showcases each individual producers unique and exceptional sound meshed together with ero808’s sensational vocals. ero808 is definitely an artist you want to keep your eyes on. From ‘METANÖIA’ too ‘HYPNOSIS’ and now ‘BLACKHOLE’ and its included remixes the genre defying artist continues to impress with an onslaught of new music. Stream the BLACKHOLE (Shöckface Inversion) below. Stream the rest of the BLACKHOLE remixes below.  Connect with ero808 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | SoundCloud This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: ero808 Releases BLACKHOLE Remix Pack and Shöckface Inversion View the full article
  22. As your child heads back to school, you may be looking for appropriate ways to bolster the education they're getting in the classroom. But how do you determine what's suitable for their grade level but also inclusive and entertaining enough that they won't be bored to tears? Try podcasts. There are many child-friendly podcasts out there that explore topics that aren't often included in traditional curriculums. You can listen to them in the car on the way to school or sports practices, and they can spark questions around difficult topics like racism or identity — in an age-appropriate way. SEE ALSO: 10 expert-approved kid podcasts to hit play on right now Christine Elgersma, senior editor of parent education at Common Sense, which provides media resources for families and schools, can attest to this personally. She and her 9-year-old daughter often listen to podcasts together and discuss the issues they bring up. "The nice thing about podcasts is it's often a joint activity, so often parents and kids are listening together," Elgersma said. Mashable spoke with Elgersma to get her top recommendations for child-friendly and thought-provoking podcasts that cover a range of topics from history to politics to identity. The following list includes Elgersma's top picks, and additional shows rated and reviewed by Common Sense Media. 1. Flyest Fables, ages 7-12 This modern take on fables is structured as an interconnected fiction anthology. It explores a variety of characters, identities, and experiences, including that of a young boy who is being bullied and a homeless military vet. Each episode sounds like a bedtime story, with colorful descriptions and a multitude of characters (all voiced by the host, Morgan Givens, who in addition to being a writer and audio producer is also a voice actor). He approaches each episode in a sensitive, age-appropriate way, without downplaying serious topics. Givens describes his podcast as "hopepunk," a term coined in 2017 by fantasy author Alexandra Rowland. Characters who embody hopepunk stand up for their convictions, support others, and work toward a kinder and more equitable world. Givens drops a big dose of hopepunk into each of his protagonists' hearts and minds. Givens, who is Black, has previously said he intended "Flyest Fables" for young Black kids. But, as Elgersma said, it includes characters from all walks of life. Someone recently recommended the podcast to her, and she plans to listen to it with her daughter, though neither belong to the target audience. The episodes range from about 10 to 25 minutes, perfect for your child to listen to before they fall asleep. 2. So Get Me, ages 9 and up"So Get Me" explores a variety of identities and stories from real people, from 11-year-old Mikaela, who is transgender, to Innosanto Nagara, who is a children's author and activist. Each episode is empowering, encouraging listeners to embrace different identities without any apologies. Like the podcast's title states, each person featured on the episodes tells the world to accept them for who they are. The podcast is brought to you by the music group the Alphabet Rockers, a duo who attempts to create a just world through empowering hip-hop. Their Grammy-nominated album Rise Shine #Woke was "created to interrupt racial bias" and includes song titles like "Stand Up For You" and "I'm Proud." One of the hosts, Kaitlin McGaw, has a graduate degree in African-American studies from Harvard. Her musical partner, Tommy Shepherd, Jr., is an actor, composer, rapper, music producer, and more. The host, hip-hop dance teacher Samara Atkins, takes the listener on an engrossing and entertaining ride with McGaw, Shepherd, and the episodes' guests. This podcast is for everyone who has ever felt excluded because of their differences, and for those who are looking to learn about different identities. If you want to add social justice elements into you and your children's lives, look no further than "So Get Me." 3. KidNuz, ages 8-14Adults aren't the only ones who feel overwhelmed by the hectic and sobering news cycle. Kids feel it too. This podcast breaks down the news in a kid-appropriate way through episodes that are about five minutes long. Past episodes have explored topics from climate change to sports to the presidential debates. Though it focuses heavily on American news, it sometimes covers global news. Each episode also ends with a quiz designed to test children's retention of the information provided. "It's a nice entry point if you're trying to discuss what's happening in the world, without exposing your kids to some of the tougher topics in a way that might be traumatizing or not kid-appropriate," Elgersma said. If you want your child to be informed about the news but not overwhelmed, try this podcast. 4. The Past and the Curious, ages 8-14This podcast is a quirky and fun take on often-concealed pieces of history, Past episodes have delved into the story of the little-known prairie dog that accompanied Lewis and Clark; Emily Roebling, who unexpectedly became the Brooklyn Bridge's chief engineer; and the history of the hot dog. Some episodes also tell the stories of women who have taken a backseat in history books, such as 17-year-old Jackie Mitchell, one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball history, who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. (Some people believe it was a publicity stunt, which the episode acknowledges.) To bring the story alive, historical figures are sometimes voiced by guests, who really take their voice acting seriously. As with "KidNuz," the podcast's host, professional museum educator Mick Sullivan, intersperses quizzes throughout some episodes to ensure kids are paying attention. Along with Elgersma's suggestions, we're offering a few more. The podcasts below have all received Common Sense recommendations. The shows dive into a wide array of stories and topics for kids of all ages. 5. But Why?, all ages"But Why?" is a podcast designed to answer kids' most pressing questions, asked directly by kids themselves. During the pandemic, it launched live (over the phone) discussions with kids and experts to address some of life's biggest questions of diversity, the environment, and the world at large. The show, hosted by Vermont Public Radio, tackles just about everything a curious kid could ask their caregivers. Questions like: Where does money come from? How does soap work? Why do we have to go to school? And even bigger topics that, OK, maybe not every kid is asking, but are still important: Why is there a big patch of garbage in the Pacific Ocean? Who makes the laws? Why can’t kids vote? With the help of expert voices, the show answers the simple and the complex in kid-friendly terms. Common Sense listed "But Why?" in its 25 Best Podcasts for Kids, and recommended the show's quick bi-weekly episodes for all ages, parents included. 6. Brains On!, ages 7-12 Similar to "But Why?", this podcast by American Public Media answers kid-submitted science questions in an engaging, hands-on way. The show is co-hosted by a new kid each week, and comes with online activities to supplement the lessons in each episode. "Brains On!" even has subject-specific episode playlists covering big, complicated topics, like public health and the coronavirus, and the environment and water. There's an "Exploration and Adventure" playlist featuring the stories of Australia's youngest female pilot, an investigation into underground cities, and interviews with kids who are exploring science in unique ways. Common Sense included "Brains On!" in its best podcasts for tackling the "summer slide" (a decline in academic proficiency during the school break). The organization described the show as a successfully silly and entertaining science education for slightly older kids and tweens. 7. Stuff You Missed in History Class, ages 11+iHeart Radio's "Stuff You Missed in History Class" highlights the weird, overlooked, and intentionally left-out history lessons from mainstream classrooms. The stories cover complex and relevant science facts, like how smallpox was eradicated, and shares histories lost or manipulated over time, including the tale of Mildred Fish Harnack, a Nazi resistance fighter from Wisconsin, and the story of the Kerner Commission Report, presented to President Lyndon Johnson outlining reforms to achieve racial justice (he refused to accept it). Featured names span politics, science, and art. Hosts Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Frey pay special attention to the histories of underrepresented groups, like the lives of woman artists Jo Nivison — an established artist whose story was second to her famous husband, Edward Hopper — and Berthe Morisot, a talented impressionist painter and close friend of famous artist Edouard Manet. The show, which Common Sense says is best for "tweens and teens," dives into just about everything. During last year's racial justice movement, "Stuff You Missed in History Class" created a Twitter thread of every episode featuring important Black history. 8. The best Codeswitch episodes for kids, no age specified (up to parents' discretion) NPR's Codeswitch is an award-winning podcast that discusses race and racism through the voices of journalists of color — it's an honest, open look at how race affects every part of American life. Last year, amid national conversations about racial justice and the struggle of pandemic at-home education, Codeswitch created a playlist of kid-appropriate episodes to help parents start (and expand) the conversation. The list includes history lessons, current events, and even personal stories. The episode On the Shoulders of Giants outlines a history of activism among Black athletes, from Olympic champion sprinter Wilma Rudolph to football player Colin Kaepernick's recent protests. In Word Up, Codeswitch explores a 1992 University of Kansas study that concluded children who grow up in poverty hear 30 million fewer words than children living in more affluent homes. The study is still cited in education years later, but it's misleading, maybe even just wrong. It was based on only 42 families, the numbers are approximations, and some researchers say it has inherent racial biases. Important for kids transitioning out of elementary school, Dispatches From the School Yard shares stories from real middle and high schoolers about the struggles and triumphs of everyday life, including “periods, Deaf culture, juvenile detention, and being transgender.” The list was highlighted in Common Sense's Wide Open School curriculum, a program designed to help connect families, kids, and educators with additional education resources. Codeswitch says every episode is "free of profanity, graphic references, and other adult content" and hopes the playlist encourages "bright young minds... Just waiting to learn how to fight the power and advance racial justice." 9. Newsy Pooloozi, ages 7+Newsy Pooloozi was created by mother-daughter podcasting duo Lynda and Leela Sivasankar Prickitt. The elder Prickitt is a journalist herself, and started the show with her curious young daughter to encourage people of all ages to become more aware of current affairs. It was recently featured by Common Sense Media in its new Common Sense Selections for children's podcasts. This podcast is a great introductory source for children interested in international current events, or for parents seeking conversational entry points to talk to their kids about politics, science, and other newsworthy topics. The show doesn't skip over the big topics, either, with episodes focused on things like gun control treated in thoughtful, delicate ways for its young audience. For parents, the episodes also come with timestamp warnings for those who may want to skip certain news. Each episode also features both a child correspondent and an advising adult, who helps both listener and host better understand what's going on. 10. The Ten News, ages 8+The Ten News podcast takes a succinct, but informative, route to sharing daily news, producing fast-paced 10-minute episodes that include rapid fire questions, trivia, and other interactive moments created for kids to process what they're learning. The podcast is hosted by comedian Bethany Van Delft, who converses with kid reporters, experts, and other correspondents about what's going on in the world that day. Common Sense Media describes the show as a news source that doesn't provoke fear for kids and their families, while still discussing important subjects like LGBTQ rights, environmental justice, and even global conflict, like the war in Ukraine. The review also notes a diversity of contributors and children's voices, and commends the show's ability to relate major social issues to the everyday lives of kids by highlighting kid activists and positive role models. 11. A Kids Book About: The Podcast, ages 8+ with some episodes recommended for 10+Based on the A Kids Book About book series, which offers kid-friendly explainers on big issues like systemic racism and mental health, this podcast chooses to address children directly about sensitive, important topics, in ways that foster ​​empathy, communication, compassion, courage, and curiosity, according to Common Sense Media's 4-star review. The episodes covers issues that children face both in personal life, on the screen, and in the news, things like body image, racism, gender equality, sexuality, and even specific current and historical events, like anti-Asian racism and the Tulsa race massacre. The episodes are guided by kids and adults who have lived experiences with each topic, and the hosts invite listeners to send follow-up questions. 12. Mija Podcast, ages 8+Mija Podcast was created by Lory Martinez, a daughter of Colombian immigrant parents who grew up in Queens, New York, and features fictionalized stories intended to highlight universalize experiences of multicultural and immigrant families. It was featured in Common Sense Media's Common Sense Selections, which awarded the podcast 5 stars across the board, noting for any worried parents that the show includes descriptions of perilous experiences and racism. The show is a multilingual podcast (available also in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Arabic) focused on exploring identity through intergenerational family stories. Each podcast season focuses on the members and experiences of a different immigrant family, and in each episode, Martinez enlists the voice of a daughter ("mija" in Spanish) to tell her family's story. It's great listening for children and families interesting in exposing themselves to diverse human experiences. UPDATE: Aug. 1, 2022, 12:08 p.m. EDT Original story published in Aug. 2019 and updated with additional reporting by Chase DiBenedetto in Sept. 2021 and Aug. 2022. View the full article
  23. The Decemberists are currently on their Arise From The Bunkers tour, and on Thursday night they performed two new songs at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington. Among classics like “Leslie Anne Levine” and “Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect,” the band played new songs “Black Mariah” and “William Fitzwilliam.” The former is a full-on debut, while “William Fitzwilliam” is technically a live band debut, as Colin Meloy has technically played it during a livestream. View the full article
  24. Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters is currently on his This Is Not A Drill tour, which CNN recently covered in a segment with anchor Michael Smerconish. During Smerconish’s interview with Waters, the host questioned the overtly political elements of Waters’ set, particularly one where Waters displays a “War Criminals” montage with a photo of Joe Biden. “Well, he’s fueling the fire in the Ukraine, for a start,” Waters replied. “That’s a huge crime. Why won’t the United States Of America encourage [Volodymyr] Zelensky to negotiate, obviating the need for this horrific, horrendous war?” View the full article
  25. Doja Cat is having an eventful week. On Tuesday, the performer got into it with some fans on Twitter after she tweeted “people r so fuckin dumb istg it’s terrifying.” When some fans criticized her in the replies, Doja clapped back with comments like “ur being a cringe ass nerd please stop” and “ur a fuckin nerd and no one likes u.” Getting into it with fans isn’t that unusual for Doja, but later in the week things escalated when she revealed a shaved head on Instagram Live. She then proceeded to shave her eyebrows and made fun of fans expressing concern. Finally, on Friday, she went back on Live to talk about how much she dislikes “are you okay queen” comments. View the full article
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