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People never remember, or care, who wrote a news story they read. But they really care who shared it on Facebook.  Americans will trust that the story they read isn't fake news if it's shared by someone they trust, according to a new report from the Media Insight Project.  "People who see an article from a trusted sharer, but one written by an unknown media source, have much more trust in the information than people who see the same article that appears to come from a reputable media...
It's not all chicken n' dumplins for Cracker Barrel these days. The southern country-themed restaurant is getting hilariously and mercilessly trolled after an employee of 11 years was fired by the company for an unknown reason - on her husband's birthday no less! SEE ALSO: 'Sesame Street' has brilliantly trolled Donald Trump for decades The woman's husband, Brad, valiantly asked on the restaurant's Facebook page for a reason why his wife was let go, but to no avail. Comedian Amiri King then br...
Merriam-Webster's Twitter account is the hero we all need during this trying time in our country. The dictionary's official account has pulled no punches in roasting the Trump administration on various occasions. It clapped back at Kellyanne Conway after she uttered the infamous phrase "alternative facts." It's called Trump out for the language he uses many a time. And now, on the day when the House is voting on whether to replace Obamacare with the American Health Care Act, which the Congress...
Earlier this month, the University of East Anglia's student union wanted to motivate students to vote in the school's annual elections. So they tapped into humankind's greatest motivator: good and nice dogs. Last October, the campus was devastated when Cloud Dog, a beloved pup often taken for walks around the grounds, passed away from arthritis complications.  Students quickly became eager to honor the dog, who had brought a particular kind of fluffy joy to stressed-out academics. SEE ALS...
Get pumped, kids (and grown-ups) — the world is about to get a little sweeter. The iconic German candy maker Haribo — famous for all sorts of delicious treats, but mainly those classically adorable, fruity gummy bears we all love to love — is opening a factory in the United States.  🙌  😭 ✨  SEE ALSO: Kit Kat sushi is all of our cravings wrapped into one, for better or worse On Thursday, the company, which was founded in the 1920s, announc...
Man oh man, what a wild week it’s been in Las Vegas. From Penn & Teller taking the stage to show an eager audience how magic is done to learning about the ways brands reverse engineer data to speak to their consumers, the 2017 Adobe Summit was a whirlwind event from start to finish that dove head first into the world of marketing.     Now that things are wrapping up, it’s time to look inwards and ask ourselves what we learned during our week in Sin City. Are we b...
In case you hadn't heard, dystopian literature from previous decades is currently all the rage and The Handmaid's Tale is the latest novel to re-emerge today.  The trailer for the Hulu television show based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 book was released Thursday to a variety of responses. Many supporters of the Trump administration commented on the trailer, calling the show "anti-Trump" and "leftist propaganda."  In response, a lot of folks were quick to point out that the original nove...
Here's another whitewashing controversy to add to the apparently endless pile of Hollywood missteps.  On Wednesday, Netflix shared the first teaser trailer for Death Note, an Americanized adaptation of a Japanese manga. The story revolves around a character played by Nat Wolff, who stumbles upon a notebook that allows him to magically murder anyone in the world.  SEE ALSO: Netflix's 'Death Note' teaser trailer opens the book on horror and destruction If you've been following the raci...
For Tesla fans, the company's next highly anticipated electric car — the Model 3, slated for release later this year — can't come soon enough. But CEO Elon Musk is already thinking about the next model. Musk being, well, Musk, tease a "Model Y" on Twitter. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk and electric vehicles will win the energy battle against Trump's favorite fuels "Model Y is coming too in a few years," Musk tweeted. "Kinda have to." And that's all we know about the Model Y. Will it be a sed...
Maybe, for a second, we should just listen to the children. Concerned about the fate of the public school she attends, second grade student Willa Kohn wrote a heartbreaking message to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to tell her just how much she loves her school. Willa, daughter of CNN commentator Sally Kohn, got a postcard from a store in Brooklyn celebrating art from the Women's March, and wanted to send it to "the woman in charge of education."  Here's what she wrote: SEE ALSO: Ever...
The Nintendo Switch is back on Amazon, baby! Well for now, at least.  SEE ALSO: You'll have to wait to play old Nintendo games on your Switch Nintendo's newest gaming console is back in stock on Amazon for lucky Prime members, but you'd better move fast because it's in HIGH demand. And hey, if you're still debating on whether or not to splurge and treat yourself to a Switch, check out Mashable's unboxing or hear what John Cena's professional thoughts. Good luck out there, gamers. Read mor...
Quark VR has shared footage of its wireless kit for the HTC Vive being used by company co-founder, Krasi Nikolov, pledging that the technology works with various different headsets. The post Quark VR releases video teaser for wireless HTC Vive kit appeared first on Digital Trends.
By silencing a gene, a new treatment may help fight high cholesterol. In clinical trials, the drug known as inclisiran developed by researchers from Imperial College London reduced cholesterol by an impressive 50 percent. The post Hush now: New gene-silencing drug cuts cholesterol by half in clinical trial appeared first on Digital Trends.
If you want a desktop PC without the bulk and weight, check out the slim Acer Aspire U5. This all-in-one PC features an Intel Core i5-4200M CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M graphics card, and 1TB hard drive. The post Slim and powerful Acer Aspire U5 all-in-one PC is now $200 off through March 29 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Although it doesn't reach the genre-busting heights of its screenwriters' recent works, outer-space thriller Life still scares up an entertaining adventure. The post Despite a killer cast and vicious starfish blob, ‘Life’ is surprisingly safe appeared first on Digital Trends.
If the $2,399 starting price of the 15-inch MacBook Pro is a little salty, then you may have another option that could make things a more affordable. Apple has added the 15-inch model to its line of refurbished MacBook Pros. The post Save some cash with a refurbished 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar appeared first on Digital Trends.
Selecting an iPad from Apple's confusing catalog can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Our in-depth handy guide puts the numbers and specs in practical, easy-to-understand terms. The post How to choose an iPad: A practical guide to Apple’s tablets appeared first on Digital Trends.
A Reddit post claims Google will remove the ability to send and receive SMS messages through Hangouts on May 22 as it continues to push non-enterprise users toward its new Allo and Duo platforms. The post Hangouts may lose SMS support as Google overhauls it to take on Slack appeared first on Digital Trends.
Now just $198, the Sony STR-DH770 is an excellent 7.2 channel A/V receiver for any budget-conscious user looking to set up a 4K home theater. The STR-DH770 is HDCP 2.2-compatible and supports HDR for true 4K Ultra HD video. The post Bring 4K to your home theater setup with the Sony STR-DH770 A/V receiver ($198) appeared first on Digital Trends.
Chip maker Qualcomm abused its patents to impose chip-selling restrictions on Samsung. That's according to the South Korea Trade Commission, which released a detailed report on March 24. The post South Korea finds Qualcomm prevented Samsung from selling chips to phone makers appeared first on Digital Trends.