EV users want a charger emoji since 'gas pump + lightning bolt' doesn't cut it
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EV users want a charger emoji since ‘gas pump + lightning bolt’ doesn’t cut it

Most Tesla, Chevy Bolt, and Nissan Leaf drivers probably don’t care that Friday is World Emoji Day. But charging network Electrify America (EA) still wants to give them an EV charger emoji.  It’ll be submitted to the Unicode Consortium, the group that determines which emoji are officially available on keyboards …

Why you won't need to eat insects to save the planet
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Why you won’t need to eat insects to save the planet

If you’re as much of a fan of dystopian future fiction as I am, you know this scene in the 2013 movie Snowpiercer. On a vast train criss-crossing the world after humanity accidentally geo-engineers itself into a new ice age, steerage passengers are grumbling about the oppressive upper class that …

Bug bites are bound to happen. This can help stop the itch.
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Bug bites are bound to happen. This can help stop the itch.

TL;DR: Get through the summer with the BITE HELPER® Itch Neutralizer for $31.99, a 20% savings as of July 14.  Ah, summer. For some, it’s a time of reflection, sunbathing, and day drinking. For others, it’s the time when blood-thirsty mosquitos feast on their flesh. If you’re part of the …

The must-have accessory this summer is an inflatable pool
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The must-have accessory this summer is an inflatable pool

Inflatable pools aren’t just for kids anymore — and let’s be real, they never really were. If you don’t have access to a full-sized pool, you can quickly inflate a blow up pool and pretend you’re somewhere else, like a nice vacation spot. We know you’ll just be in your …

Ivanka Trump tells jobless Americans to 'Find Something New,' reinvents 'Let them eat cake'
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Ivanka Trump tells jobless Americans to ‘Find Something New,’ reinvents ‘Let them eat cake’

Ivanka Trump — first daughter, heiress, White House adviser, and person who has worked for her father nearly her entire adult life — put out some serious let them eat cake vibes with her new initiative centered on the slogan “Find Something New.” While “let them eat cake” was most …

TikTok users create fake 'safety calls' to help protect each other IRL
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TikTok users create fake ‘safety calls’ to help protect each other IRL

Fake calls on TikTok may save someone’s life.  Whether it’s walking through a dark parking lot or getting into a sketchy Uber, traveling alone can be a terrifying, risky experience. Calling a trusted friend can help, but that go-to person may not always be available. A 2014 Gallup survey found …

Stretch is an $18,000 robot that can vacuum your couch
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Stretch is an $18,000 robot that can vacuum your couch

Stretch is a robot with a strong grip and it’s ready to do your laundry.  Hello Robot launched the 50-pound bot on Tuesday. The startup was founded by Google’s former robotics director, Aaron Edsinger, and Georgia Tech professor Charlie Kemp, who met at MIT.  The helpful robot can be teleoperated …

It's 'Death Stranding' day for PC folks and Razer gaming gear is on sale
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It’s ‘Death Stranding’ day for PC folks and Razer gaming gear is on sale

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LEGO made a buildable replica of the iconic NES console
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LEGO made a buildable replica of the iconic NES console

LEGO unveiled a brick-based version of the Nintendo Entertainment System, to mark the 25th anniversary of the original console. Read more… More about Mashable Video, Lego, Nes, Super Mario Bros, and Lego Bricks Continue Reading…

Sir Ian McKellen recorded a very sweet video for Sir Patrick Stewart's 80th birthday
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Sir Ian McKellen recorded a very sweet video for Sir Patrick Stewart’s 80th birthday

Sir Patrick Stewart promised us another sonnet on his 80th birthday, and you’d better believe he delivered. Or at least, his BFF did (with a little help from Stewart’s wife, Sunny Ozell). “Sunny and my team took over for my birthday, and arranged this gift for today’s reading,” Stewart wrote …