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Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne fly high in 'The Aeronauts' trailer

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You probably check the weather forecast every day, but The Aeronauts will make you truly appreciate the ability.Amazon Studios dropped a trailer for its upcoming film starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne (who appeared together in The Theory of Everything), and it looks like a pretty fun mildly historical ride.Jones stars as balloon pilot Amelia Wren, who teams up with Redmayne as meteorologist James Glaisher, aiming to advance our measly human knowledge of the weather using a hot air balloon as a vessel.But you can't just jump in a balloon to track the weather and expect it to be all smooth sailing, both on and off the ground, as the trailer suggests. Read more... More about Eddie Redmayne, Amazon Studios, Trailer, Felicity Jones, and The Aeronauts

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'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' is a magical, must-see fantasy adventure

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Are you up for spending 10 hours watching a dark yet engaging story of magic and wonder populated entirely by fantastical puppets?That's a question everyone who sits down with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on Netflix will face at some point. Probably early in the first episode. This is a puppet show, not unlike Fraggle Rock or Team America. If you can't take it seriously because of that — and this is a story that wants to be taken seriously, just so we're clear — better to move on.You'll be missing out, thoughAge of Resistance has a truly enjoyable story to tell, and it does so in a format we just don't see a lot of anymore outside of for-kids TV. This is a Jim Henson Company production doing exactly what the Jim Henson Company does so well. Read more... More about Netflix, The Dark Crystal, The Dark Crystal Age Of Resistance, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows

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Fall movie preview: What to watch if you're all about awards season

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Welcome to our 2019Fall Movie Preview. All week long we're covering the films you need to know about as we head into the final months of the year, from indie gems to awards hopefuls to blockbuster smashes. The Academy Awards aren't for another five months, but the race to them begins... oh, right about now.The last few months of the year are when studios unleash all those titles they're hoping will go the distance. Some will prevail, others will stumble, still others will come out of nowhere to trip up the more expected contenders — and we'll be there watching it all, drinking in the drama and mentally preparing our Globes bets. Read more... More about Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Adam Driver, The Report, and Fall Movie Preview 2019

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Presenting the ultimate late '90s R&B songs about cheating

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It’sCheat Weekat Mashable. Join us as we take a look at how liars, scammers, grifters, and everyday people take advantage of life's little loopholes in order to get ahead.What the hell happened to trust in the late '90s? As the dreaded millennium crept closer, brimming with the threat of the ol' Y2K bug, which was supposed to infiltrate our ice-blue iMac G3s, R&B pop artists had a whole lot to say about one thing: fidelity. Brandy and Monica were fighting over The Boy, Toni Braxton found out the hard way about sleep-talking, and Shaggy was just straight-up encouraging hardcore gaslighting. Here are the quintessential songs about cheating from the late '90s and the year 2000 — because, you know, it's after midnight and she's on your phone. Read more... More about 90s, R B, 2000s, Cheaters, and Cheat Week

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The 7 best Tumblr scams of all time

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It’sCheat Weekat Mashable. Join us as we take a look at how liars, scammers, grifters, and everyday people take advantage of life's little loopholes in order to get ahead.I consider myself a storied Tumblr veteran. After all, I've maintained an account (at varying levels of activity) since 2010. After the great NSFW-pocalypse in 2018, in which Tumblr banned "all adult content" from the platform, about a third of users collectively jumped ship. But not I. For me, and at least a few others, it's hard to leave the bizarrely unique social sphere of a site like Tumblr. The news that Verizon recently sold the website to Automattic (the owners of WordPress) barely fazed us. There are legitimate reasons why we've stuck around for so long, most of all for the personal, tight-knit community early internet message boards and fan sites were known for. It's almost like a semi-private group chat, where you can be out as LGBTQ, hyperfixate on weird shit, and openly kin …

Petition against suspending parliament ahead of Brexit passes 1.3 million signatures

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The latest plot-twist in the interminable epic poem that is Brexit has (somewhat unsurprisingly) prompted mass outrage. ICYMI, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Queen on Wednesday to suspend parliament (something that's officially termed proroguing) and his request was granted — prompting opprobrium from the general public. SEE ALSO: Portuguese national interrupts TV interview, gives moving speech about Brexit's impact An online petition titled "Do not prorogue Parliament" emerged on Wednesday afternoon and has since gained more than 1.3 million signatures. "Parliament must not be prorogued or dissolved unless and until the Article 50 period has been sufficiently extended or the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU has been cancelled," read the description of the petition, started by Mark Johnston.  Read more... More about Uk, Brexit, Eu Referendum, Culture, and Politics

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Philips 50-inch 4K UHD Smart TV on sale for under £500 on Amazon

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TL;DR: The immersive Philips 50-inch 4K UHD Smart TV is on sale for £499 on Amazon, saving you over £200 on list price.There have been absolutely loads of brilliant deals in the Amazon "End of Summer Sale". Seriously, if you haven't already checked it out, then you really should. We have we seen discounts on laptops, speakers, headphones, and TVs. There has been a lot of TV deals.So how do you go about picking out the very best TV deals, when there are so many to consider. Well, you could slowly make your way through the sale, checking the details of each product, and the prices on offer. Or, you could sit back, relax, and check out the great deal on this Philips 50-inch 4K TV. Read more... More about 4k Tv, Philips, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals

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Troye Sivan shuts down reporter for asking about his sex life

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Pop star Troye Sivan is on the September cover of New Zealand's LGBTQ magazine Express — but he's already made it clear that he wasn't at all happy with the interview.The Q&A with the South African-born Australian singer covers a number of topics — from what Sivan watches on Netflix to his acting in Boy Erased — before finishing with some quickfire questions. The last of these is "Top or bottom?""Ooo... definitely passing!" is Sivan's recorded response.On Wednesday night, the following tweet about the interview began picking up steam.who’s this interviewer the bar is on the floor pic.twitter.com/nWUVPDSVYU— ela (@mindsout) August 28, 2019Read more... More about Troye Sivan, Culture, Music, and Celebrities

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 tablet on sale for over £400 off on Amazon

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TL;DR: The versatile Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3-inch tablet is on sale for £929.99, saving you 32% on list price.If you're familiar with the Surface line of devices from Microsoft, you'll know that these products are built with mobile productivity in mind. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, you'll be able to create, study, and play with a Surface laptop or tablet.When it comes to which device is best, it's hard to look past the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 tablet. This model provides the pinnacle of mobile productivity, with all-day battery life, an ultra-portable design, and vibrant display. The Surface Pro also delivers even more speed and performance thanks to its powerful Intel Core processor, meaning there really is nothing you can't achieve. Read more... More about Microsoft, Laptops, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals

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Portuguese national interrupts TV interview, gives moving speech about Brexit's impact

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Another spanner has been thrown into the works in the countdown to Brexit. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Queen to suspend parliament which will scupper MPs chances to block a no-deal Brexit. On Wednesday, the Queen approved Johnson's request, prompting a national outcry and protests across the country.During a Central London protest against prorogation (the official term for the suspension of parliament), a Portuguese woman, who has lived and worked in the UK for 20 years, interrupted an interview and delivered an impassioned and extremely moving speech about Brexit's impact on her life. Read more... More about Uk, Brexit, Brexit Referendum, Culture, and Politics

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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush on sale for under £100 on Amazon

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TL;DR: The elegant Philips Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush is on sale for £99.99 on Amazon, saving you 67% on list price.For a long time now, electric toothbrushes have been all about performance, and that's probably a good thing for the sake of teeth everywhere. We've now got to the point where we want a little style, though.This is where the Philips DiamondClean toothbrush comes in. It's just about the most stylish toothbrush you can buy, with a minimalist, elegant design that's highlighted from within by lights that glow and fade when not in use. It's also finished in sleek matte ceramic, with hidden LED controls. It's a seriously cool looking brush. Read more... More about Philips, Mashable Shopping, Electric Toothbrush, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals

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Apple iPhones, PlayStation bundles, Amazon devices, Razer headsets, and more on sale for Aug. 29 in the UK

The wild west of prenatal genetic testing

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Welcome toSmall Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with.In 2016, I took a genetic carrier screening test and learned I was a carrier for Gaucher’s, a rare metabolic disorder more common in Ashkenazi Jews that can lead to serious health complications. The test results after I logged in on the website said Positive: Carrier, with risk of 1 in 63 that I would pass this on to my child.This number did what it was supposed to: It got my partner running to get tested, and it scared me. But it came with a big asterisk. The fine print – only accessible when you actually open the report – said this number was based on “a hypothetical pairing with a partner of the same ethnic group.” While I’m of Ashkenazi descent, my partner is not, and the carrier frequency for Gaucher’s outside the Ashkenazi population is less than one percen…

Acer Aspire E 15, SanDisk memory cards, and more deals for Aug. 29

Airlines are banning MacBooks from checked baggage, even non-recalled models

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Two Australian airlines, Qantas and Virgin Australia, are cracking down on Apple MacBook Pro computers — even models that haven't been recalled.  The ban comes after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reminded U.S. airlines in July 2019 that certain 15-inch MacBook Pro models, dating from 2015-2017, should not be allowed on flights. Apple itself recalled the affected models in June. And even though there was nothing really new about the FAA's statement, it appears that some airlines are only now taking notice, and reacting with a rule change that encompasses far more than the models that were actually recalled.  Read more... More about Apple, Qantas, Macbook Pro, Virgin Airlines, and Tech

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Stephen Fry tweets a brutal takedown of UK prime minister Boris Johnson

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To put it incredibly mildly, things in the UK are a bit of a mess right now.The Brexit Oct. 31 deadline is looming, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson just got the go-ahead to prorogue (suspend) Parliament until Oct. 14 — a move that's prompted protests, backlash from MPs, and a petition of well over a million signatures.The reason? Many believe the suspension is a tactical move which aims to reduce the time MPs can debate Brexit before the deadline — therefore opening the door to push through a no-deal Brexit (something which Johnson has unsurprisingly denied).In short, a lot of people are very angry. Last night, Hugh Grant joined the thousands of people on Twitter making their opinions clear. Read more... More about Brexit, Boris Johnson, Stephen Fry, Culture, and Politics

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Get 50 hours of graphic design instruction for just $29

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TL;DR: Get the complete Professional Graphic Designer Bundle for $29. Since it's usually priced at $1,200, you'll be saving a ridiculous 97% off the full price.We're all afraid of losing our jobs to bots. From customer service to accounting to cleaning, there are already a ton of professions that robots can do better than us. But you know a skill they can't possibly replicate? Graphic design. Sure, there will always be a technology that can help make designers' jobs easier, but there will never be an algorithm that can be anywhere close to human creativity. Graphic design involves responding to trends, catering to people's ever-changing tastes, and pulling from the human experience — things that robots can't do perfectly (yet). Read more... More about Photography, Design, Photoshop, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Onlinelearning

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Netflix's 'Falling Inn Love' is the TV movie your tired heart deserves

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The following is a spoiler-free review of Netflix'sFalling Inn Love. Falling Inn Love put me to sleep — and I mean that as the highest compliment. I'm not sure if you've noticed, but the world is a mess right now. So much so, that a really, really important part of it is likely still on fire as you're reading this. The global economy is hanging in the balance, political tensions are unspeakably high, the safety of millions continues to be threatened by climate change, and oh yeah, we don't know how to fix any of it. Sigh. Of course, the nightmarish state of affairs in 2019 isn't news, and turning to entertainment for comfort isn't a novel coping mechanism. But something about Netflix's delightful tale of romance and home renovation feels particularly healing this summer weekend, and I enthusiastically recommend it as a film — and as an all-purpose salve. Read more... More about Netflix, Review, Romantic Comedy, Falling Inn Love, and Christina Milian

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Early Labor Day sale: Mattresses, vacuums, kitchen appliances

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With Labor Day around the corner, we can only suggest one way to celebrate a year's worth of hard work:And in honor of the holiday, why not take advantage of some perfectly timed sales to help upgrade your home? Take an extra 15% off all of the sale items below when you use the code SAVE15HOME at checkout. For the kitchenPrecision 2-piece knife setA knife is the single most important tool in the kitchen, and this set offers two blades you need in your arsenal: a 7.5-inch knife and a 4-inch paring knife. Made of high tech materials and supremely sharp stainless steel, these babies will slice, dice, and chop just about anything. The set is normally on sale for $29.90, but you can use the code SAVE15HOME at checkout to save an additional 15%, bringing the price to just $25.42. Read more... More about Home, Mattress, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, and Robot Vacuum

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