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How the OnePlus 5T was built so quickly

Image: Haley Hamblin/Mashable Is hardware really that hard? OnePlus pointed to the borderline-cliché catchphrase, "Hardware is hard" at its event on Thursday to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5T . But the company's own product release schedule appears to belie the saying, with the 5T coming a mere five months after its predecessor, the OnePlus 5 . However, if you look at OnePlus' ambitious launch timeline and conclude th...
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Creative dude creates action movie proposal video, screens it during the trailers at the cinema

Watching the trailers is one of the best things about going to the cinema. And, one cinema-goer at a cinema in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, got even more of a treat than she bargained for.  Louise Treen was at her local Vue cinema getting ready to watch Paddington 2 when a trailer her boyfriend Damian Paul made began screening during the trailers.  "They've gone on many adventures," the video began, as it showed footage and photos from their trav...
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Inspiring photos show pure joy after Australia votes for same-sex marriage

Image: Don Arnold/Getty Images Love is truly in the air. Australia's overwhelming yes vote in its marriage equality postal survey was announced on Wednesday morning, and nervous supporters gathered around the country to hear the result. SEE ALSO: Australia votes yes to marriage equality and everyone is thrilled In Melbourne, they gathered in front of the State Library of Victoria. In Sydney, upbeat music blared through Prince Alfred Park at...
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Lyft is finally going international

Lyft is finally breaking out of the US. Image: Getty Images for Lyft Lyft is making a major move to go north of the border and finally expand its ride-hailing network outside the United States.  The company announced in a blog post it has tabbed Toronto, Canada, as its first international territory. Lyft also put out an open call for drivers to make up its fleet in the city, where it will open a Driver Hub office for outreach and recruiting...
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'SNL' takes Roy Moore to task with some Alabama sensibility, courtesy of Kate McKinnon

The real Roy Moore on Halloween. Image: CQ-Roll Call, Inc. By L.A. Ross2017-11-12 05:54:59 UTC Another week, another 34,989 sexual assault and harassment stories in the news (that’s an official number). On Saturday night, Saturday Night Live tackled the highly icky report that Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a minor with the man whose seat he’s filling: Jeff Sessions. This week...
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Heart-wrenching newspaper feature lists names of 33,000 dead refugees

Just some of the thousands who have made the harrowing journey. Image: Marcus Drinkwater/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images It's difficult for people to conceptualize quantities in large numbers, such as the tens of thousands of people who have died on their journey to Europe, seeking refuge from conflict and poverty.  On Friday, the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel  turned the mounting death tolls into something that would help readers picture t...
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TripAdvisor will warn users about hotels with sexual assault incidents, but only for a while

Image: CJ GUNTHER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock TripAdvisor is naming and shaming hotels where cases of sexual assault have been reported — but the black mark is only temporary. The travel platform has begun placing digital warning badges on the pages of hotels where people have reported sexual assault. The badges will identify "health, safety and discrimination issues in all of the website's travel categories," according to a New York Times rep...
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Farewell to Paddles, New Zealand's beloved first cat

New Zealand's first cat and internet sensation, Paddles, has sadly died. The ginger and white cat belonging to the country's new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, was struck down by a car on Tuesday, according to the New Zealand Herald .  A neighbour found it hoping that it was unconscious, but a vet later pronounced it dead.  "I'm pretty upset," a neighbour told the newspaper. "She's very much part of the neighbourhood. Most people around her...
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'Thor: Ragnarok' made a surprising choice with some beloved characters

Image: marvel Spoiler alert: This post contains plot details for Thor: Ragnarok. Thor: Ragnarok may be the best-reviewed Marvel movie of all time, but fans do have one major complaint . The third installment in the thunder god's franchise purposefully takes a hammer to a lot of the established rules of its titular hero's universe — Jane Foster and her other earthbound friends are nowhere to be seen, Mjolnir is shattered, and ultimately, Asg...
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Kevin Spacey is now accused of groping Richard Dreyfuss' son

Harry Dreyfuss, the son of Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, has come forward with new allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey. He claims that Spacey groped him in 2008, at age 18, while his father, unaware, was in the room with them. "I ... see how important it is to add my voice to the people who are demanding a better world. A world in which powerful men are no longer allowed to feel safe to do this , or far wor...
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Major federal climate report rebuts everything Trump administration has said about climate change

Global warming is real. It's happening because of human activities, and it's on the cusp of pushing the climate toward tipping points or other "unforeseen consequences" that could reshape the planet as we know it, warns a new federal report released on Friday.  The report, part of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, is mandated by Congress, and has undergone extensive peer review by the National Academy of Sciences, various federal agen...
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'Paperbark,' the game that's a love letter to unspoilt Australian nature

While Australia's renowned natural beauty is often plastered on postcards and featured in the occasional film, it's something yet to be represented in the gaming world. Paperbark , set to release early next year initially on iOS, will change all that. The game focuses on the life of a sleepy wombat exploring Australian bushland, discovering all kinds of flora and fauna along the way. The game was originally the final year project of RMIT ga...
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Questions I have about my big move from New York to LA

Image: peopleimages via Getty Images By Shelby Slauer 2017-10-31 22:00:00 UTC Boy oh boy, I just moved from New York to LA in order to make it big in Hollywood. And gee am I so excited. But moving to a new city, switching jobs, and generally uprooting yourself from a place you've been in for years can be difficult.  Back in New York, I had built a life for myself, with a stable career holding a position at the top of a popular comedy theate...
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The inevitable 'distracted boyfriend' Halloween costumes are here

You know we had to do it Image: Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock/Mashable composite By Isobel Hamilton 2017-10-30 12:03:03 UTC We all knew they were coming, and sure enough the inevitable meme costumes were busted out this All Hallow's Eve. The apparent winner for this year is the "distracted boyfriend" meme . The example below racked up over 7000 retweets and was made into a Twitter moment . Plenty of people were impressed. I appreciate the at...
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Listen to Linkin Park's new song 'Looking for an Answer'

On Friday, Linkin Park played a star-studded show at the Hollywood Bowl, the band's first since Chester Bennington's death in July.  At the concert, they debuted "Looking for an Answer," a ballad written by band member Mike Shinoda shortly after Bennington's death. Shinoda performed the song solo, accompanied only by piano.  It's sparse, lovely, and poignant — a must-listen for Linkin Park fans and, to be honest, everyone else. Original lin...
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'Stranger Things 2' shows just how good Millie Bobby Brown is

Welcome to our weekly series " Cry of the Week ," in which we highlight whatever moment made us ugly cry on our couches the most in the past seven days.  The following contains spoilers for episode 1 of Stranger Things 2. Stranger Things 2 released today, and around the world the bingeing has begun. Whether you're on episode 1 or 9, the show's brilliant young actors prove their mettle once again – none more so than Millie Bobby Brown in her...
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Jessica Jones wasn't supposed to be in 'The Punisher', but showrunner wanted her

Some may have been surprised when Marvel character Jessica Jones was announced to be part of the upcoming Netflix series The Punisher. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot revealed that Jones, played by Krysten Ritter, wasn't initially planned to cross over into the series, but he requested to write her in, because of the chemistry between the two characters. "I asked to have her, because Jessica and Frank [Castle] are so great," he said, during a vi...
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Two more Amazon execs are gone following Roy Price's ouster

Amazon Studios continues to clean house in the wake of Roy Price's exit. Monday saw the resignation of Joe Lewis , Amazon's head of scripted programming, with Sharon Tal Yguado tapped to replace him , according to multiple reports. Yguado previously served as head of Amazon's event series, a division separate from Lewis' comedy and drama offerings. On Tuesday, Mashable confirmed that Conrad Riggs , head of the streaming network's unscripted...
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J.K. Rowling tweets the perfect advice for a new 'Harry Potter' reader

J.K. Rowling isn't just about burning trolls on Twitter. Image: Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock By Sam Haysom 2017-10-23 09:54:14 UTC J.K. Rowling doesn't spend all her time on Twitter dishing out sick burns. When she's not busy roasting trolls , Donald Trump supporters , or Donald Trump himself , the Harry Potter author likes to take time out to give advice to her fans. Take Dan Snow and his daughter, for instance. On Sunday, the podcaster sha...
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Protester hugs a Nazi and asks 'Why do you hate me?'

The Gainesville protest. Image: Alex Menendez/REX/Shutterstock By Emma Hinchliffe 2017-10-21 21:34:06 UTC The age-old debate: Should you punch a Nazi?  Here's a new one: Should you hug one? Probably not, but a protester outside white supremacist Richard Spencer's failed speech in Gainesville, Florida this week tried the tactic.  High school football coach Aaron Courtney approached Randy Furniss , who was wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with sw...
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Someone brought this macaroni and cheese to a potluck and thought, 'This is good'

There are two types of people who come to a potluck: those who bring food, and those who bring napkins. Every once in a while, people will attempt to cross that inviolable boundary and pretend to be something they're not, putting the entire potluck at risk. Twitter user @coolstoryjanis ' coworker, clearly a napkin-bringer, recently pretended that they were a "food potlucker" at a company event and well, you can see the consequences for your...
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NBA legend upstaged by baby chewing on his sleeve

Tim Duncan is one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history. But his baby is the real all-star.  The basketball legend was watching his old team, the San Antonio Spurs, take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night when the cameras caught this adorable scene.  Whaaaaaaat. That's the cutest thing I've ever seen. Let's zoom and enhance.  Oh my goodness Tim Duncan and his baby ­—❤️❤️❤️ — D€ (@destinysandovxo) October 19, 2017...
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How Long Should Your iPhone Last?

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Larry Flynt offers $10 million if you have information that'll impeach Trump

Larry Flynt will pay up if you have dirt on Donald Trump. Image: David Livingston/Getty Images By Johnny Lieu 2017-10-16 09:15:30 +0300 Need some cash and have some dirt on Donald Trump? You might want to talk to Hustler founder Larry Flynt. The adult magazine mogul is offering $10 million "for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office" of the president. The full-page ad was published in the Washington Post on Sunday, c...
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School district removes 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from reading lists for the most alarming reason

So uncomfortable. Image: Mark Lennihan/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Emma Hinchliffe 2017-10-14 21:03:53 UTC To Kill a Mockingbird has a long history atop banned books lists, but here's a new reason: the 20th century classic about racism in small-town Alabama "makes people uncomfortable."  The Biloxi School District in Mississippi removed the novel by Harper Lee from an eighth-grade reading list after receiving complaints about the book's language...
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Child bride uses Facebook evidence to annul her illegal underage marriage

Image: DIEGO AZUBEL/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Yvette Tan 2017-10-13 10:56:53 UTC Thanks to Facebook evidence, an Indian child bride has convinced a court to dissolve her illegal marriage. 19-year-old Sushila Bishnoi had appealed for her marriage to be annulled, on the grounds that she was underage when it took place. But her ex-husband denied that they were ever betrothed. So Bishnoi, with the help of an activist, went through her ex-husband'...
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8 things Trump has done to hurt girls and women since taking office

You'd be forgiven if you read President Donald Trump's statement on the International Day of the Girl and thought you'd been transported into an alternate reality.  He, or let's be honest the White House press team that slapped his name on this thing, says that his administration is "ensuring that every female, young and old, is empowered to pursue her dreams" and "working to ensure that every girl is born into a world where she is free to ...
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Kit Harrington will pause 'Game of Thrones' filming so the cast can go to his wedding

We guess he knows a few things now. Image: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images By Rachel Kraus 2017-10-10 15:08:07 UTC The Game of Thrones cast will finally get a wedding that (hopefully) doesn't end in bloodshed. IndieWire reports that, on the UK's Jonathan Ross Show, Kit Harrington revealed that he and fiancé/wildling badass Rose Leslie will tie the knot during the filming period of Game Of Thrones' final season.  And, since Jon Snow wants al...
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Koala rescued after somehow getting stuck offshore

Koalas aren't really that well known for their swimming abilities. Yet they sometimes find themselves off land, as the folks from the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard discovered. They found the marsupial on mooring 300 metres (328 yards) off the coast of Warneet in Victoria, according to the Herald Sun .  "The crew noticed the koala hanging onto a rope, so they saved him by getting him back on board," Jeremy West, commander of the Westernpo...
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DC's Young Animal  the strangest comics ever  just got even weirder

Gerard Way, of My Chemical Romance fame, started his Young Animal imprint just over a year ago. The four books — Doom Patrol, Shade the Changing Girl, Mother Panic, and Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye — have delighted comics fans thus far, but they've also done some things that would raise anyone's eyebrows.  You wouldn't think a punk rock cat-person, an alien possessing the body of a teenage girl, a socialite vigilante who has quite a pro...
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