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Netflix hopes to be entertaining us on grueling flights by 2018

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The dream life: Netflix on plane TVsImage: Mashable composite: netflix and Nadir Keklik/ap rex/shutterstock In an attempt to expand streaming access (and make traveling more bearable), Netflix is taking flight in 2018. As Variety reports, the company announced at Monday’s 2017 APEX Expo that it’s looking to partner with airline carriers in hopes of sharing its low-bandwidth mobile streaming technology with them to improve in-flight wi-fi speeds. That means you could soon be streaming your favorite movies and television shows in the air with ease.  SEE ALSO: Netflix’s prices are insanely low—enjoy it while you can The idea is that […]

Jason Aldean and other celebs react to the Las Vegas shooting

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A makeshift memorial for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting stands in Las Vegas.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images As the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history unfolded in Las Vegas Sunday night, hundreds of concertgoers like Heather Gooze were forced to watch strangers die right before their eyes. Gooze held one victim in her arms as he took his final breaths. To reach his loved ones, she turned to Siri and Facebook, she told CNN. SEE ALSO: Empire State Building and other global landmarks went dark in honor of Las Vegas victims Gooze was there to comfort 23-year-old Jordan […]

John Kelly looked so distraught during Trump’s ‘rocket man’ speech, and Twitter was like ‘same’

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It's as if he's thinking, 'What have we done?!'Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock To say John Kelly has an intense listening face would be a severe understatement. If you don’t believe us, please refer to photographs of the current White House chief of staff taken during President Donald Trump’s controversial speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. After pictures of Kelly sitting in the audience looking like Trump’s words might just cause him to have an emotional breakdown began circulating online, Twitter users saw the meme potential and quickly pounced. SEE ALSO: General Kelly’s face had its own press conference yesterday […]

Trump visited Texas and just HAD to talk about crowd size

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"What a crowd, what a turnout."Image: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images After all these months it’s still unclear whether or not Donald Trump knows he’s not on reality television. Since his inauguration the man has made his obsession with ratings and crowd size very clear, and on Tuesday when he visited Texas for a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts, he just couldn’t help himself from celebrating the really great press that came out of the storm. SEE ALSO: Hey, everyone, please shut up about Melania Trump’s shoes During the trip to Corpus Christi, where Harvey made landfall, and Austin, Texas, […]

Obama’s powerful Charlottesville response is now the most-liked tweet

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Legend.Image: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Barack Obama may not be the president anymore but that’s not stopping him from making history. In the wake of the deadly clash between neo-Nazi hate groups and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s usually eager Twitter fingers remained inactive for hours  while Obama rose to the challenge of addressing the nation. Now, just days after the former president responded to the tragic violence with a powerful Nelson Mandela quote, his tweet has become the most-liked in history. SEE ALSO: Obama responds to Charlottesville with one of the most liked tweets in […]

Obama’s Charlottesville tweet makes history

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Barack Obama, you are missed.Image: isaac Brekken/Getty Images for National Clean Energy Summit After a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, former president Barack Obama reached out on Twitter to comfort Americans. While President Trump was silent on the platform, refusing to address the violent clash between hate groups and protesters for hours, Obama shared a powerful message in the form of a Nelson Mandela quote about hate and the potential to love. The first of Obama’s three tweets has since become the third most-liked tweet in history at the time of writing […]

Zoos and aquariums hold a wonderful #CuteAnimalTweetOff and everyone wins

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled selection of depressing news stories and dismaying tweets to bring you the most amazing thing that happened on the internet today. The amount of cute animals you are about to see is almost unhealthy. Almost. SEE ALSO: Red panda cub is very attached to a fluffy toy that looks just like her Zoos and aquariums across the nation participated in a very important #CuteAnimalTweetOff today. And the winner of the tweet off is everyone. Every single person alive. It all started when Smithsonian’s National Zoo released a press release announcing the birth of the most […]

Here’s what’s really going on with the Rockettes and the Trump inauguration

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Image: Kathy Willens, File/AP PHOTO Just as it was starting to seem like no one would agree to perform at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration Jan. 20, it was announced that the Rockettes would be dancing at the event. Some of the renowned dancers and other allies have started to post online about not wanting to perform for a man who has openly objectified women and has been accused of sexual assault. In response, the Rockettes’ union, the American Guild of Variety Artists, was reportedly forcing all full-time Rockettes to perform at the inauguration, saying that boycotting the event would be […]

Obama’s photographer perfectly shades Trump after Merkel press conference disaster

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Attention, internet: The newest edition of our favorite series of presidential shade has arrived, and it’s probably the only good thing that came from today’s press conference. In case you’ve been missing out, Barack Obama’s official White House photographer Pete Souza has turned his Instagram into the universe’s premiere source for Donald Trump shade. This week between #MicrowaveGate and a painful press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Souza’s content has been extra shady (and we’re here for it). SEE ALSO: Twitter is slamming Donald Trump after awkward press conference with Angela Merkel After the president refused to shake Merkel’s […]

10-year-old autistic girl singing ‘Hallelujah’ will send shivers up your spine

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LONDON A 10-year-old girl from Northern Ireland has wowed people around the world after a video of her singing in her school choir went viral. SEE ALSO: Father’s search for autistic son’s cup completed thanks to the kindness of the internet The video of the choirs’s version of Leonard Cohens “Hallelujah” recorded at the school’s Christmas show has gained almost 170,000 views in three days. Kaylee Rodgers, from Donaghadee, County Down, has autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but singing has helped her build up her confidence. According to the National Autistic Society, autism is a “developmental disability that […]