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Echo Dot Kids Edition is on sale for 50% off

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Amazon’s popular smart speaker has gotten a kid-friendly makeover.Image: Amazon By Haley HenschelMashable Deals2019-05-13 16:20:14 UTC Alexa, why should adults get to hog all the fun when it comes to smart speakers? Meet the Echo Dot Kids Edition, a virtual assistant that’s designed for younger ears. You might have seen it featured on Mashable earlier this spring, but since it’s on sale for 50% off once again — its lowest price ever —…

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Will Smith Raps “Friend Like Me” on The Tonight Show

Will Smith may not be the first actor to portray Aladdin‘s Genie, but he’s certainly adding his own flair to the role. The 50-year-old actor stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 6 to talk about the live-action Disney remake, and the big shoes left by Robin Williams that Smith tried to fill. Smith admitted that at first, he hesitated to play Genie after Williams’s legacy. “Robin Williams smashed that role,” he told Fallon. “When you look at things like that, you always try to find what…

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Interesting Thing of the Day

One day I walked into one of my favorite mom-and-pop variety shops and saw a big display of everything Tiki—a Tiki bar, Tiki glasses, Tiki masks, Tiki statues, Tiki books. My initial reaction was, “Ah, another cheesy American fad is reborn,” followed quickly by, “Cool! I need to own this stuff.” What can I say? I’m a sucker for faux culture, especially exotic faux culture—and particularly when it involves interesting drinks. But I soon realized that I had only ever heard the word “Tiki” used as an adjective. I didn’t…

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Endgame’ posts the first billion-dollar opening in history

$350 million. That’s the amount of money made from Avengers: Endgame ticket sales in the U.S. during opening weekend, based on Sunday estimates. It’s a ludicrous and unheard of figure, and just a piece of the record-shattering global total of $1.2 billion. No movie in the U.S. has ever posted an opening weekend higher than $300 million. No movie anywhere has made more than $1 billion worldwide in the five days since it opened. Let’s start with the U.S. total. It’s almost $100 million more than the previous record holder,…

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Disney Plus Streaming Service Is Unveiled to Hollywood Fanfare

Disney will “likely” bundle its disparate services at a discounted price, according to Kevin Mayer, chairman of the company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International division. Mr. Mayer said that Disney was “actively evaluating” international strategies for Hulu, which currently operates exclusively in the United States. (Unlike Netflix.) Will Disney greatly expand Hulu’s budget? Randy Freer, the chief executive of Hulu, said it planned to expand original programs but did not say by how much. With Disney’s acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox, it now owns 60 percent of Hulu, giving the…

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The First Full-Length Trailer For Disney’s Live-Action “Aladdin” Is Finally Here

Disney on Tuesday morning unveiled the highly anticipated trailer for its upcoming live-action Aladdin film. The new trailer is chock-full of new footage, giving audiences glimpses of some of the film’s most iconic scenes. The trailer begins with Aladdin (Mena Massoud) running away from two men who are after him for stealing. Soon after, our destitute hero gets a look at Jasmine (Naomi Scott) for the first time and they’re certainly giving each other what could only be described as the equivalent of the heart-eyes emoji come to life. Genie…

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Margo Jefferson on What Her Michael Jackson Book Is Missing

In 2006, Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times writer and critic Margo Jefferson wrote one of the defining analyses of Michael Jackson. On Michael Jackson was a slim volume of cultural criticism, not a comprehensive biography by any means, and yet it provided singular insight into the space Michael occupied within our culture, as Jefferson attempted to understand Michael — both the man and the artist — through the prisms of celebrity culture and child stardom, race and gender, victimhood and abuse. Today, she sees the book as incomplete. While the final…

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The Good and the Not So Good

Wonder how divorce affects children? And how can divorce ever be good for a child? Divorce can be good if there is emotional, physical, or substance abuse going on in the home. If a divorce can remove the child from an abusive parent, then divorce can be a good thing. In most cases though, it’s not that simple. In this article, we will look into the effects divorce has on children, and what parents can do to protect and support their children. When Is Divorce Good? Divorce can be good…

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14 Disney Easter Eggs In “Ralph Breaks The Internet” You Definitely Missed

14 Disney Easter Eggs In “Ralph Breaks The Internet” You Definitely Missed back to top BuzzFeed NewsBuzzFeed ReviewsTastyGoodfulAs / IsBuzzFeedBuzzFeed Source link [page_popup id=”1″]

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