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Apparently Trump actually said 'sh*thouse', and people are questioning if it's a word

Shithouse or shithole? Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Yes, we're having this discussion. As the fallout over Trump's alleged remark about the U.S. accepting people from "shithole" countries continues, we might be all getting angry about the wrong word. The word uttered, according to a tweet by Washington Post's White House reporter Josh Dawsey, apparently might be "shithouse." So far Trump has denied using any shit-related word , desp...
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COSMOS with Neil deGrasse Tyson will return for another season

COSMOS is officially returning for another season. And yes, everyone's favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, will be hosting. The season will air in spring 2019 on FOX and Nat Geo.  Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will serve as executive producer of the show, just as he did when it was revived back in 2015. It featured plenty of mind-blowing science facts, animated history lessons, and Tyson riding around in a weird silver spaces...
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Trump's racist 'sh*thole' comment: Who censored and who didn't?

Donald Trump's "shithole" comment left the media figuring out how to censor it. Image: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Trump's racist comment about "shithole" countries shocked with its crudity, leaving the press figuring out how to deal with the word. The U.S. president used the word to refer to Haiti, El Salvador and other African countries. Trump questioned why its people were were coming to America, and asked lawmakers why the U.S. didn't ac...
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Get help studying for professional certification exams with this bundle of online courses that are less than $40

Not sure how to start studying? Start here. Image: pexels By TEAM COMMERCEMashable Deals2018-01-10 17:57:44 UTC Maybe it’s a promotion and a raise you’re after in 2018. Or perhaps you’re ready for a total career change. Whatever your professional goals for the year, sometimes the hardest part is knowing how to get started. Well, here's a step in the right direction: The eduCBA Test Prep & Certifications Lifetime Subscription Bundle  con...
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Sony's Aibo robot dog might be the cutest gadget of 2018

Sony's robotic Aibo dog shown off at CES 2018. Image: raymond wong/mashable Sony surprised everyone last fall when it announced the return of the Aibo robot dog. We've finally seen it in person, and it's just as cute and cuddly as it looks. Revamped for the connected era, the new Aibo has more points of articulation, more intelligence thanks to smarter AI and voice controls, and OMFG, just look at its irresistible OLED eyes! In a sea of sam...
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2018 needs to be the year of private spaceflight companies fulfilling their past promises

It's time for private spaceflight to start making good on its promises. And in 2018, hopefully it will do just that. From SpaceX's long-promised first flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket to NASA's plan to contract private companies to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station, 2018 should be the year when spaceflight companies start meeting many of their long-touted goals.  "I'm looking forward to a lot of past promises becoming r...
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Faraday Future is the ultimate CES cautionary tale

Nothing but good times ahead. Image: Ethan Miller/Getty Images It was the " first of a new species ." It was going to change the game . It both was, and maybe was not , a car. It was the talk of CES . But that was then.  Now, almost a year after Faraday Future unveiled the FF 91 at CES in January 2017 , the would-be electric car manufacturer that sought to challenge Tesla has come close to crashing and burning. And while much has been writt...
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Heavens AI is named Janet, and she's way smarter than Alexa

Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers regarding Janet from The Good Place, but it avoids other big plot points. In heaven, everyone shares an omniscient personal assistant named Janet. At least that’s the case in the hit NBC show The Good Place, which follows the journey of a woman who mistakenly ends up on the wrong side of the afterlife.  Janet, played by D'Arcy Carden, is reminiscent of the digital assistants we have today and has t...
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Mitt Romney changed his location on Twitter, and that's bad news for Donald Trump

Image: Getty Images Normally, changing the location in your Twitter bio is no big deal.  But this is different. Mitt Romney changed his location from "Massachusetts" to "Holladay, Utah" on the same day that Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch announced he would retire at the end of the year, according to Bloomberg reporter Sahil Kapur. Why should we care? It's been long rumored that Romney — the former governor of Massachusetts and Republican presidentia...
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Paris Hilton rings in 2018 with the most Paris Hilton tweet imaginable

That's hot. Image: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Photo Butler As 2017 fizzled and faded away to all of our great relief, Paris Hilton had one final parting message. One that might just make you choke on your champagne.  True to Paris form, the tweet began with a bit of a tease: "Before 2017 ends I would like to say..." After what looked like an eternity of full stops, she said what she was really on her mind: "That's hot."  Anyone who'...
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My favorite Twitter account is a bot

Image: NurPhoto via Getty Images Human Twitter accounts serve their purpose, but I prefer tweets from bots. Research suggests there are now some 30 million tweeting bots — though this might be a low estimate. Some of these bots provide weather updates, make stock recommendations, or attempt to subvert democracy.  I, however, like bots that aren't necessarily so useful nor ambitious. I look forward to their musings because their primary dire...
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Meghan Markle is the princess of British Google search trends in 2017

2017 was the year the UK really wanted to find out who this Meghan Markle person was. The Suits actress is the top person that the UK searched for this year, and her name is the top trending term. Funnily enough, her new fiancé, Prince Harry, didn't even crack any of the top 10 lists. And no prizes for guessing what event caused that sudden spike in search interest? We'll give you a clue. It was on 27 Nov 2017 and involved a diamond ring.  ...
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A mysterious white truck coincidentally blocked the media's view of Trump's golf game

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock While Donald Trump relaxes at the end of a year in which nothing interesting happened at all, he's spent some (more) time golfing down at his Mar-A-Lago resort. But it seems he's trying his best to get a little privacy from the prying eyes of the media. Over the last few days, media outlets have managed to catch some janky footage shot through some trees of Trump taking a similarly janky swing and, really, everyth...
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Cyborg strums 'Star Wars' theme song with bionic hand

Nikolay Nikolov about 10 hours ago Jason Barnes has used robotic prosthetics before, but this is the first time he has been able to move each finger independently and even play the piano again.  Researchers at Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology developed the unique robotic arm using ultrasound sensors that allow amputees to control each prosthetic finger using muscles in their residual limbs. Original link
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Jennifer Lawrence got Kris Jenner the perfect Christmas present

Image: Kevin Winter;Neilson Barnard/Getty Images What in the world do you get the matriarch that rules the Kardashian family and subsequently, many of our lives?  Somehow Jennifer Lawrence knew exactly what to get Kris Jenner, the mother who has it all. The two, who are apparently best friends, exchanged Christmas gifts and well, Lawrence got Jenner something she definitely doesn't already have. "My BFF Jennifer Lawrence asked me what i wan...
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