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The Elvis biopic has finally found its King of Rock n' Roll

Hollywood newcomer Austin Butler has landed the role of Elvis Presley in Baz Lurhmann's upcoming untitled biopic, beating out big-name rivals Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, and Harry Styles.  Deadline reports Lurhmann's movie will tell Elvis' story from the perspective of his longtime manager ... Reported by Mashable

Scarlett Johansson inspires memes after saying she should be able to play 'any tree'

This may come as a shock to some, but Scarlett Johansson has made yet another controversial comment about her career. In a recent interview with As If Magazine, the Avengers star was discussing current trends in casting and on-screen representation when she said something a bit... ... Reported by Mashable

Sony wireless noise-canceling headphones with Alexa are just $89 for Prime Day

*TL;DR:* The Alexa-enabled Sony noise-canceling wireless headphones are $89.99 for Prime Day. That means exclusive savings of 55 percent for Prime members, and $110 off (!!). -------------------- When you're on that flight for your next European holiday, you'll need a proper set ... Reported by Mashable

Get a Casper mattress for 15% off with this discount code

*TL;DR:* Save 15% on Casper mattresses when you use the code "SIZZLE" at checkout -------------------- We’re sure you’ve heard of Casper, the mattress that arrives right to your door in a box, by now. Made with premium foams to ensure your highest level of comfort and ... Reported by Mashable

Prime Day bundle: PS4 Slim 1TB console plus two games for $249.99

*TL;DR:* This PS4 bundle gets you a 1 TB console and two games for $249.99 — a savings of $108.99. -------------------- Choosing which new gaming console to buy involves a whole lot of flipping back and forth. If price is a factor, this Prime Day deal may just make up your ... Reported by Mashable

Another Roomba ran over dog poop and then proceeded to 'clean' the house

Here's something that might keep you from buying a Roomba on Prime Day. On Sunday, a man named Ryan Landy made a Facebook post about a truly harrowing situation: His new Roomba ran over a pile of dog poop in his house, became riddled with dog poop, then cleaned the rest of his house. Thus, ... Reported by Mashable

Twitter makes website redesign official — and no, you can't opt out

Twitter's big website redesign is here — and there's nothing you can do about it. Almost a year after the company began testing it, "new Twitter" is being turned on for all users. And unlike in earlier versions of the redesign, you no longer have the option to switch back to "legacy ... Reported by Mashable

China's TikTok to store Russian users' data locally: watchdog

The Chinese video app TikTok will store Russian users' data locally to comply with Russian law, the communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Monday after a meeting with the company. Reported by Reuters

Keurig K-Mini Plus single serve coffee maker is $30 off for Prime Day

*TL; DR: *The space-saving Keurig K-Mini Plus single serve coffee maker is on sale for $69.99 this Prime Day at both at Amazon and Walmart, down $30 from its usual price.  -------------------- For those days where you’re running late, can’t find your keys, and have to skip ... Reported by Mashable

Chromecast vs. Fire TV Stick vs. Roku Stick: Which should you buy on Prime Day?

Amazon, in its infinite wealth and power, managed to change the definition of "day" this year. Its annual Prime Day sales event will last a full 48 hours, and its Fire TV streaming devices have been heavily discounted.  So, should you choose a Fire TV Stick over a Google Chromecast, or even ... Reported by Mashable

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 Plus chip will give mobile gamers a boost

Qualcomm's got a new flagship chip for phones, and it's not your typical Snapdragon release.  The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus is a (somewhat surprising) mid-year upgrade to the company's flagship chip, the Snapdragon 855. The performance improvements aren't huge, and where they do exist, ... Reported by Mashable

Tile Bluetooth trackers are on sale for Prime Day — save up to $20

*TL;DR: *Forget about losing your important items with Tile Bluetooth trackers on sale for up to $20 off for Amazon Prime Day. -------------------- [INS: Prime Day :INS] is officially here and there are tons of deals for you to take advantage of today. You might be buying new ... Reported by Mashable

Prime Day deal: AncestryDNA genetic testing kits are on sale for under £54

*TL;DR:* The comprehensive AncestryDNA genetic testing kit is on sale for £53.40, saving you over £30 on list price. -------------------- This might be surprising, but some people are already planning for Christmas. Yep, you heard that right. There are real life humans out ... Reported by Mashable

Ninja blenders are on sale for up to $50 off for Prime Day

*TL;DR: *Grab the Ninja Professional (now $59, a savings of over $40) and Nutri Ninja ($76.49, a savings of over $50) on sale for Prime Day.  -------------------- Blenders are a must-have in any kitchen. The primary tool needed for smoothies, acai bowls and celery juice (if ... Reported by Mashable

Sexual assault survivors are using this sex education app to regain confidence

For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors. With female sexuality being a taboo topic, Ferly — an audio app that redefines the meaning of sex ... Reported by The Next Web

Prime Day deal: Bose SoundLink wireless headphones II are on sale for under £125

*TL;DR:* The immersive Bose SoundLink wireless headphones II are on sale for £124.95, saving you 38 percent on list price. -------------------- Beats might be the most stylish, and Sony might have the best noise-cancelling technology, but when it comes to sound quality, Bose ... Reported by Mashable

A conversation with your therapist is the most relatable new meme

In case you haven't heard, being sad, depressed, and anxious online is kind of trendy now.   It's perfectly acceptable to tweet about being tired, single, or embarrassed. It's fine to post an Instagram Story about your exasperating commute. And, as the latest meme making the rounds ... Reported by Mashable

The PlayStation Classic is the lowest price it has ever been — just $19.99

*TL;DR: *The PlayStation Classic, which comes preloaded with 20 original PS1 games, is at its lowest price ever — just $19.99 for Prime Day ($40 off the original price). -------------------- This is a big one for all the nostalgic gamers out there: The PlayStation Classic ... Reported by Mashable

Prime Day deal: Beats Solo3 wireless headphones are down by over £100

*TL;DR:* The slick Beats Solo3 wireless headphones are on sale for £137.99, saving you over £100 on list price. -------------------- A set of headphones is an important purchase, because you are going to be fairly inseparable from one another. It is therefore essential that ... Reported by Mashable

PRIME CHEAP: The Bose SoundLink Color II Bluetooth speaker is only $89 (not $130!)

Welcome to PRIME CHEAP, our series about things that are good, cheap, and part of Amazon’s Prime Day sales. Hey, we gotta eat too.  Everyone loves a good Bluetooth speaker. I mean, how else are you meant to impress everyone around you with how incredible and interesting your music taste is? ... Reported by The Next Web

Smokers from Weber and Cuisinart are on sale for Prime Day

*TL;DR: *BBQ just tastes better with a smoker — pick this one up from Weber for just $219 during Amazon Prime Day, saving you $22, or get the 18-inch model for $329, saving you $55. Also, check out this smoker from Cuisinart — it's almost $70 off at $139.99, plus save an additional ... Reported by Mashable

Roomba, Shark, and more of the best robot vacuum deals we could find for Amazon Prime Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year  — [INS: Prime Day :INS]. Okay, so maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but with the [INS: deals we’ve been seeing :INS] so far during Amazon’s longest sale day(s) to date, the hype is well-deserved. Not only is the anticipated shopping holiday the ... Reported by Mashable

Samsung QLED 4K smart TVs are on sale for Prime Day: Save up to $1,500

*TL;DR:* You can save up to $1,500 (33%) on a brand new QLED 4K smart TV from Samsung's Q70R Series during Amazon's Prime Day sales event.  -------------------- Turns out "the Frame" isn't the only Samsung QLED 4K UHD smart TV that Amazon marked down for Prime Day: You can also ... Reported by Mashable

Bose SoundLink II Bluetooth speaker is $40 off for Prime Day

*TL;DR: *The rugged and bold Bose SoundLink II Bluetooth speaker is the perfect summer companion — pick one up on Prime Day and pay only $89, saving you $40.  -------------------- This summer is going to take you many places — so why not add a soundtrack to all of your ... Reported by Mashable

Monica Lewinsky's reply to this tweet about career advice is absolutely perfect

Monica Lewinsky is brilliant at Twitter. Anyone who's ever stumbled across the anti-bullying activist's feed will know this. Despite the fact she's endured horrendous trauma and public shaming over the years since she was embroiled in former President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, ... Reported by Mashable

Here's the 'Stranger Things 3' line that cracked up Stephen King

*Warning: Contains very light spoilers for* *Stranger Things* *Season 3.* Three seasons in, and Stephen King is still enjoying Stranger Things just as much as the rest of us. The horror master has been a fan from the early days. It's not hard to see why, either — with its copious ... Reported by Mashable

Prime Day deal: Get £10 Amazon credit with a free 30-day Audible trial

*TL;DR:* A free 30-day trial of Audible comes with £10 Amazon credit, if you are a new member. -------------------- We all like getting something for nothing, and everything is better if it's free. That's not up for debate by the way. It's a fact of life. The trouble is, the ... Reported by Mashable

Study: Influencers can’t even influence anymore

It’s become impossible to scroll through Instagram without seeing a #sponsored post, perfectly staged product photos, or an influencer selling her own bathwater. The industry seemed unstoppable, but a recent study has revealed that influencer engagement rates are nearing an all-time low.  ... Reported by The Next Web

Prime Day deal: SanDisk microSDXC UHS-I Card for Nintendo Switch on sale for under £18

*TL;DR:* The Nintendo-licensed SanDisk microSDXC UHS-I Card is available for just £17.99, saving you £23 on list price. -------------------- We are always told, from a young age, that good things come in small packages. We kind of thought that this was just a clever parental ... Reported by Mashable

Fearsome kittens terrorize a defenseless goat that's 10 times their size

Don't mess with kittens. Ever. Not these kittens, anyway. Here's what this video's Moses Lake, Wash.-based creator had to say about the surreal scene of two kittens stalking a much larger goat as the latter sprints away in fear: "It was my kittens first day outside in the back yard. They ... Reported by Mashable

Why absolutely everyone should be concerned about facial recognition

The tech world moves so quickly that dystopia can arrive without us realizing it. That seems to be the trajectory we're on with facial recognition. Some of the biggest names in the tech space are developing advanced facial recognition systems and selling them to governments around the world, ... Reported by Mashable


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