Never mind imitation – dedicating a song to someone is the sincerest form of flattery.
That's what James Corden discovered when he became aware of a Swedish song entitled "Carpool Karaoke," which is basically a massive tribute to the Late Late Show host.
Nanne Grönvall, a Swedish singer who competed in the regional contests for a chance to go to the Eurovision song contest, performed a song which namechecks Corden and his iconic musical segment. "They say, 'come on, let's shop, let's part and go to a spa," sings Nanne. "None of that feels good for only one thing can make me happy. I want to sing Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, yeah." Read more...
Sauron may have fallen (spoiler!) at the end of The Lord of the Rings, but his all-seeing eye lives on in our memories.
And, as it turns out, in our doorbells.
On Wednesday night, Spokane, Washington-based artist Travis Chapman shared a picture of this ominous beauty. The caption simply reads: "I upgraded my doorbell camera."
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I upgraded my doorbell camera.
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Now that is an upgrade. If it doesn't deter unwanted visitors, then frankly we don't know what will. Read more...
TL;DR: Ann Summers lingerie and toys are on sale until March 8, saving you 30% on list price.
Valentine's Day has been and gone, but that doesn't mean you should put the lingerie and toys away until next year. Every day is Valentine's Day with a little help from Ann Summers.
You can now save 30% on a wide range of lingerie sets and sex toys from Anne Summers. The sale runs until midnight on March 8, so this is the perfect time to treat yourself to a little gift. You really do deserve it.
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There are a bunch of other reasons to invest in Ann Summers, namely the free delivery on orders over £35, discreet packaging, and free returns. You shouldn't need to return anything, but it's always good to have the option in case something doesn't fit or work properly. Read more...
Some 8,000 miles from the elegantly carpeted U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., lies an eerie, dark, underwater place — a place that threatens to redraw maps all over the globe. This realm, found under a nearly 2,000-foot-thick slab of ice in Antarctica, is where one of the planet's largest glaciers, the Florida-sized Thwaites Glacier, meets the rocky ocean floor.
Antarctic scientists are fixated on this subterranean place, called Thwaites' "grounding zone." It acts like a brake, holding Thwaites back from purging unstoppable rivers of ice into the sea, which alone could raise sea levels by over two feet — but may unleash up to eight more feet of sea level rise from its glacial neighbors. "Thwaites is the one spot in Antarctica that has the potential to dump an enormous amount of water into the ocean over the next decades," said Sridhar Anandakrishnan, a professor of glaciology at Penn State University. This critical meeting of ice and rock is retreating back Read more...
Google Earth is one of the nicest experiences you can have in a web browser, and yet it only worked in Google Chrome — until now.
On Wednesday, Google announced that Earth now works in Firefox, Edge, and Opera browsers. The change comes after a six-month beta period, and has been made possible by moving Google Earth onto WebAssembly, a standard for executable programs on the web.
Google originally built Earth using a Chrome-only solution called Native Client. But the company has since started supporting the WebAssembly standard, so switching one of its popular web apps to the new standard made sense. Google ended support for Native Client in late 2019, saying that "the vibrant ecosystem around WebAssembly makes it a better fit for new and existing high-performance web apps." Read more...
The South Carolina primary is on the horizon, where 2020 presidential candidates will be attempting to get through to the hearts and minds of voters in the state. According to Stephen Colbert, whose home state it is, "To get to a South Carolinian's heart you have to go through their stomach, the contents of which will eventually end up in their hearts."
That's what he told Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren when he traveled to the state to hang out and feast on South Carolina's cuisine. "It's very rich, you're gonna want to tax it," he advised.
The pair sink bourbons, oysters, boiled (read: damp) peanuts, politically-loaded ribs, and play a billionaire quiz game. Does Warren know her Zuckerberg from her Scrooge McDuck, her Bezos from her Bloomberg? Read more...
Earlier this month, an absolute shitstorm exploded online when HBO Max announced that actress Jameela Jamil would judge its upcoming vogueing competition show Legendary.
Cries on Twitter claimed that someone outside the house-ballroom scene, particularly someone who is not black and queer, should not judge such a competition. Jamil, for her part, responded by coming out as queer on Twitter and the discourse shifted. In addition to addressing valid questions about Jamil’s qualifications to judge house-ballroom, some claimed that Jamil was not really queer — or that she wasn't somehow “queer enough.” Read more...
You know when you see the words "James Corden audience Q&A," things are never going to end well.
The Late Late Show host has previously had his Q&A's interrupted by Neil Patrick Harris, brutal impressionists, and a deeply unimpressed David Spade.
Now it's Cedric the Entertainer's turn.
You can probably guess exactly where the sketch above is going the minute it starts, but hey — deadpan, angry Corden is always fun. Read more...
Even if you protect your home with the strongest locks available on the market, there may be some thoughts lingering in your head whenever you leave your living space: Will package thieves grab your Amazon delivery? Do robbers know you have a newly-installed TV in your living room? Will the strange man lurking in your neighborhood notice you're not home?
You can never be too sure of what might happen when you're not around, making it all the more crucial to get a security camera.
It's a good thing that security cameras these days are cheaper and easier than ever to acquire. And with these deals below, you can snag high-quality cameras at ridiculously low prices: Read more...
TL;DR: As of Feb. 27, you can grab a 10-foot cloth MFi-certified lightning cable for $14.99, a 62% savings, and leave the knotted cords behind.
2020 is becoming more and more chaotic and unpredictable by the day, but one thing is for certain: the Lightning cable you're using right now is bound to break at some point.
Apple is notorious for manufacturing charging wires that are easily frayed and worn, leaving users frustrated and forced to cough up more money to purchase backups and backups for their backups. But you'll no longer have to suffer and bleed your hard-earned dough when you pick up this 10-foot cloth MFi-certified lightning cable for only $14.99. Read more...
TL;DR: As of Feb. 27, you can keep your belongings from tumbling around with the TROVA Go for $249.
Sure, your workbag or handbag has a zip enclosure that can store your items — but how safe is that design, really? If you have small belongings, memory cards, IDs, jewelry, or keys that you'd want away from prying eyes, a simple zipper isn't going to do the trick. But a smart, biometric storage unit does.
The TROVA Go, a compact biometric storage system (priced at $249), makes stowing your sensitive items a safer process. This discreet device is about the size of an external battery pack, making it small enough to fit in a large pocket or small handbag, but big enough to hold a variety of items at once. Its interior features a large compartment, an internal strap that can keep credit cards or cash safe, as well as an upper lid strap that can hold rings and other small jewelry items via a magnetic closure. The TROVA's exterior is finished with a silicone over-mold that conceals odors for any recreational (read: legal) products you want to be concealed. Read more...
Lucid has Tesla roots. But before it was making luxury electric vehicles, it was the battery supplier for Formula E cars that race at speeds faster than 150 mph.
Now it’s planning to launch its first car, the Air, at the New York International Auto Show in April.
The Bay Area company formed in 2007. Three years ago, it showed off its first prototype. And in 2018 it got a $1 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
So far it's on track to start producing the first batch of its $100,000-range luxury sedans by the end of 2020. In its first year, it wants to make 20,000 cars. Sadly, we won't know much about the Air until the auto show. Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra is supposed to be the most powerful cameraphone in the world – but not everything is perfect.
Following criticism from several reviewers, including InputMag and Mashable, which complained about unreliable autofocus, Samsung said it will fix the camera via a software update.
"The Galaxy S20 features a groundbreaking, advanced camera system. We are constantly working to optimize performance to deliver the best experience for consumers. As part of this ongoing effort, we are working on a future update to improve the camera experience," a Samsung spokesperson told InputMag. Read more...
Your Samsung smartphone might offer plenty of great features, but the headphones that came with it probably aren't that great. You are better off upgrading and buying separate earphones or headphones that offer a far superior listening experience.
Before you jump in and invest in a fancy new set, it's worth having a think about how you intend on using your headphones. Are you planning on commuting with them regularly? Do you travel frequently? Do you love using Samsung's voice assistant? It's important to pick a pair that works for you.
Apple bought headphone manufacturer Beats back in 2014 so it you might think that you can't use Beats headphones with your Samsung smartphone. This is not the case. You can definitely still use your Beats headphones with a Samsung smartphone, although you'll miss out on things like Quick Glance to see your battery life. Read more...
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BEST FOR WORKOUTS
Thanks to a magnetic design, these earphones easily snap and fold together to store well.
This never-ending season of America's Next Top Democrat just keeps running, and taking the catwalk this week was Joe Biden.
Biden spun a tale of being arrested while attempting to visit Nelson Mandela in prison, a compelling story that would be much more compelling were it true. As Late Show host Stephen Colbert points out, the presidential candidate was merely separated from his party at the airport — though the event seems to have stuck with him in the decades since.
"Nelson Mandela was in prison for 27 years, but one time I lost sight of my coworkers in the Delta terminal so I get it," said Colbert, impersonating Biden. Read more...
Etsy sellers are furious about the website's new advertising scheme, which will impose huge fees on some sales. What's worse, certain users aren't even allowed to opt out.
Etsy announced two new updates to its advertising model in a February 26 blog post. Firstly, the ecommerce website is removing Google Shopping ads from its current advertising tool Etsy Ads, meaning sellers who use it will only have advertised listings on Etsy. The changes take effect immediately, so it’s particularly disappointing for sellers already in the middle of advertising campaigns.
However, Etsy won’t stop advertising on Google entirely, which brings us to its second, much more controversial change: the introduction of Offsite Ads. Read more...
Rebooting a beloved series is inherently tricky business, but revitalizing aughts sitcom Lizzie McGuire has proved messier than most.
Parting ways with original series creator and showrunner Terri Minsky, the Disney+ production ground to a halt with limited explanation and no new leader in sight earlier this year. In January, a spokesperson told multiple outlets that Minsky had completed two episodes but that Disney execs had concluded there was a "need to move in a different creative direction."
On Tuesday night, star Hilary Duff — who teased the Disney+ series as a mature continuation of her now thirty-something character's life at D23 last year — made a post to her Instagram Story that seemed to reveal more about the show's turmoil. Read more...
A fake copyright infringement claim resulted in the removal of some of Twitch’s biggest political channels.
On Tuesday night, a number of popular left-leaning Twitch streamers found their channels shut down during their livestream coverage of the South Carolina Democratic Primary Debate.
The streamers who were issued a ban include Chapo Trap House, The Majority Report, The Serfs, Bad Bunny, Trihex, David Pakman, Mike from PA, Central Planning Committee, 27 Dollars, The Progressive Voice, and Justin Young. All these channels provide explicitly progressive or leftist commentary streams. (Disclosure: The author of this piece formerly worked at The Majority Report.) Read more...
Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the husband and wife team that wrote "Let It Go," sing some of their favorite Disney songs while telling behind-the-scenes secrets about writing their iconic songs from "Frozen" and "Frozen II." Read more...
Apple executives can breathe a sigh of relief today after two shareholder proposals were voted down.
The tech giant's annual shareholders' meeting was held today at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, and, as was to be expected, the majority of voting shareholders fell in line with the Apple board's positions. Notably, according to 9to5Mac, two shareholder proposals were voted down: One would have explored tying executive pay to sustainability efforts, and the other would have required the company to regularly report to its shareholders "whether [Apple] has publicly committed to respect freedom of expression as a human right." Read more...
It only takes one bad storm to make you realize the importance of a good tent while camping. Seriously. When the rain starts pelting the side of your tent or a big gush of wind blows so hard that the whole side caves in, you’ll wish you took the time to pick a good tent, not just the first one you saw on the endcap of a store aisle.
That said, there’s a lot more that goes into picking a good tent than you might think. Simply buying an expensive one at a sporting goods store doesn’t mean it’s the right tent for you.
For example, if you like to take solo hikes, you don’t need the same kind of tent as someone who likes to bring the whole family camping, dog included. So when you’re choosing your tent, think about your group size and how much gear you plan to bring with you. Do you need storage space? Are you comfortable snuggling up next to your camping partner? All tents will list their capacity, but bear in mind that there is no industry standard to define “per person” tent dimensions, so if you easily get claustrophobic or you toss and turn a lot in your sleep, it might be best to size up by at least one person. Read more...
BEST CAMPING TENT OVERALL
With room for the whole family and solid rain protection, this is our top overall pick for best tent.
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BEST BACKPACKING TENT
This ultralight, two-person tent is the perfect choice for a long backpacking trip.
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This sturdy, yet spacious tent will hold up well in bad winter weather, making it a great 4-season tent.
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This portable tree house is a great camping choice if you’re looking for protection from insects, snakes, rodents, and other animals.
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If you only go camping once or twice a summer, this affordable-yet-durable tent is the perfect choice.
BEST TENT FOR SOLO CAMPING
This is the tent for you if you’re looking for an easy, small tent for your solo camping and hiking trip.
Fine art is often an investment, but there are some affordable options out there. For example, a $15 donation to the Wisconsin Humane Society will get you a custom drawing of your pet.
There's a catch, though: The drawing won't necessarily be good. It's part of an extremely wholesome fundraiser, though, so you have no room to complain.
"We have a pool of staff and volunteers standing by, eager to turn your animal into a timeless work of art (or at least make you laugh)," reads a Facebook post from the organization. "You *might* get one of our extremely talented artists, but we’ll be honest… you’ll probably get someone who can’t draw their way out of a paper bag." Read more...
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon created the Internet of Things (IOT) assistant app that is designed to scan IOT devices. Read more...
Clearview AI, the creepy facial-recognition company that scrapes your photos from social media, has been hacked.
According to a report by The Daily Beast, hackers accessed data including "its entire list of customers, the number of searches those customers have made and how many accounts each customer had set up."
Yes, a company primarily focused on cybersecurity was hit with a data breach. Not a great look, guys!
In a notice sent to clients, which was reviewed by The Daily Beast, the company claimed there was “no compromise of Clearview’s systems or network," the breach was fixed, and that none of the clients' search histories were accessed. Read more...
The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary is set to publish on Oct. 6, 2020. Read more...
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Your old smartphone used to spark so much joy, but now you’ve got the next generation with a better screen, more impressive cameras, and a longer-lasting battery. With 2020 already rolling out some enticing upgrades (are foldable phones really the future?), you might be considering your next trade-in even sooner.
Rather than tossing your retired devices in a drawer, get paid for recycling them (which you should be doing anyway). Decluttr is an easy way to minimize e-waste, which sadly represents 70% of toxic waste in landfills. Seriously, never throw anything with a lithium battery in the trash. Read more...
A new report shows the National Security Agency's $100 million domestic phone surveillance program was mostly a waste.
According to the study by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), the NSA's program resulted in only one "significant" investigation between 2015 and 2019. It led to two new leads, and 13 leads the FBI already had, according to the New York Times.
The PCLOB is an independent board with members appointed by the president and approved by the U.S. Senate. Created by the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, the board's main task is "to ensure that the federal government’s efforts to prevent terrorism are balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties." Read more...
Putting a foundation of trust on electronic components that are hackable is not the answer. Read more...
Both Lyft and Uber have robust carpooling options including options to walk to a shared ride. Read more...
In true reality romance fashion, Love Is Blind is getting a reunion.
On Wednesday, Netflix announced the runaway nightmare that tempted strangers into getting engaged sight unseen — and then emotionally devastating each other in a Bachelor Pad-like trip to Cancún — will once again force its participants to awkwardly interact.
A week after the series finale on Feb. 27, hosts Vanessa and Nick Lachey will interview Love Is Blind's (probably) very unhappy couples in a Mar. 5 special set to air on Netflix's YouTube channel.
Audiences can expect all twelve members of the main cast to answer questions like "Do you have any regrets?" and "What was it like watching yourself on TV?" and "IS ANYONE ACTUALLY STILL MARRIED?" Plus, they'll reveal "more unexpected twists and revelations from the whole season." Read more...