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  • Barack Obama's annual March Madness brackets are here ... but people just want him to come back

    Once again, former president Barack Obama has released his official March Madness brackets for all to see. But the reaction this year has been a little bit different than in years past.

    First, though, the picks. Obama has a history of being just okay with his picks — not great, but passable, like most Americans. And this year, once again, there's nothing particularly controversial about them. 

    In the Men's Bracket, his pick of Duke vs. North Carolina, with a Duke championship, probably mirrors a...

  • Facebook stored passwords in plain text for hundreds of millions of users

    Hundreds of millions of Facebook users’ passwords were stored in plain text, completely searchable by Facebook employees for years.

    Some users had their passwords stored in plain text as early as 2012, according to a senior Facebook source who spoke to KrebsOnSecurity. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, says that somewhere between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users were affected. More than 20,000 Facebook employees would have had access to these plain text passwords.


  • One of the best budget 4K TVs is now just $250 at Best Buy — and it comes with Roku TV

    Let's say you're ready not just for a new 4K TV, but also to finally cut the cord. All of your TV comes via streaming and you need a quick, affordable solution to prepare for the new season of Stranger Things. If budget and simple streaming features are all you need, the latest deal on a TCL 4K TV is what you're looking for. 

    At Best Buy, you can save an extra $90 off a 49-inch TCL 4K UHD TV with Roku TV for a final price of $249.99. Not only does that qualify for free shipping, you even get...

  • The Bose SoundLink Revolve lets you take the party anywhere — save $40 on Amazon

    Playing music from your laptop while you’re hosting guests isn’t always the most convenient (and the sound just isn’t as good). Adding a solid portable speaker to your repertoire can quickly remedy that issue — and save your poor laptop speakers from bursting when you inevitably have to crank their levels up all the way. Bose is always the way to go when it comes to these things, and their popular SoundLink Revolve model just saw a sweet discount.

    SEE ALSO: This Bose speaker has built-in Alexa...

  • Tile is having a last chance sale on its Sport and Style models — save up to $20

    Tile Bluetooth trackers help you find the items you frequently need and are prone to lose, but the Tile Pro Series helps you find them in style. The series includes Tile Style and Tile Sport, for a classic or rugged look.

    Now is your last chance to snag one (or more) of these trackers before they’re gone for goodGet a Style one-pack for $20, Sport two-pack for $40, or a Style and Sport combo pack for $40.

    Tile Style ensures that you’ll always be able to find your valuables and you’ll look...

  • Instagram tests letting you rethink your terrible new username

    Instagram is about to give its users some time to think over that name change.

    An automatic username lock feature has been discovered in the latest alpha version of Instagram’s Android application. The change, which is currently in testing, would give the previous owner of an Instagram handle up to 14 days to revert back to their old username after changing it.

    Instagram will start locking old usernames for 14 days after changing so the previous owner can revert to it within the grace...

  • Annoyed cat shows he's fed up with owner's bad singing

    Cats, despite being domesticated, can be absolutely savage sometimes. 

    YouTuber Greg Molick uploaded a video of his uh, very interesting rendition of "Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie. While he's no Freddie Mercury, he's clearly having a good time. His cat, Harvey? Not so much.

    After 30 seconds, Harvey decides to jump up on the bed and show Greg exactly how he feels about his musical abilities. Ouch. 

    It's a great reminder to sing as though no one's watching, even if your cat might...

  • Save up to 53% off Lenovo ThinkPad laptops during this sale

    Lenovo’s line of ThinkPad laptops have been a staple for business professionals across the world since 1992. Known for their utility, reliability, and durability, ThinkPads have always been a part of the conversation when it comes to choosing where you’ll store your professional files. In fact, Lenovo ThinkPads are held in such high regard that they are the only laptops that are certified to be used in space (in case you were thinking of taking a trip out there). 

    ThinkPads have somewhat of a...

  • The operatic new 'John Wick 3' trailer highlights its flawless cast

    John Wick is great at three things: avenging puppies, looking dope in a suit, and staying alive. 

    In the new trailer for John Wick 3: Parabellum, every assassin in the world is after the bounty on Wick's head and just about everyone who attempts that is in for a very rude awakening. This trailer shows more of Asia Kate Dillon, Halle Berry, and Angelica Huston as new characters, as well as several returning faces like Lawrence Fishburne and Ian McShane. 

    John Wick 3: Parabellum hits theatersMay...

  • This robot can make sushi in seconds

    AUTEC, a Japan-based company designed models that can churn out sushi at the touch of a button. They can produce up to 2400 nigiri rice balls and 200 sushi rolls per hour. These robots are meant to aid sushi chefs, especially in chain restaurants and cafeterias. Read more

  • Chromebooks are on sale at Best Buy — save up to $200

    If you’re looking for a new laptop that’s versatile, sleek, and jam-packed with Google’s latest and greatest — you need to check out the Chromebook. And now is a great time to get one, because Best Buy is having a sale that includes a slew of different Chromebook models in their store. With total savings of up to $200, this is not a deal that you’re going to want to skip over.

    Why get a Chromebook, you ask? There are so many different options when it comes to laptops — what makes a Chromebook...

  • The 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 poster says it all

    The Game of Thrones Season 8 poster keeps things simple; this may be a rich and intricate story with enough characters and layers to fill thousands of pages – but it's also about a bunch of warring royals and some dragons.

    The final season's poster returns to basics with a classic iron throne shot – but follow those swords down and you'll see the hungry eyes of a dragon.

    SEE ALSO: The 'Game of Thrones' actors sure sound like they were in hell shooting Season 8's big battle

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    For a...