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Bill Murray Art Gallery Showcases the Life Artistic

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Don’t hassle me, I’m art.

From Steve Zissou to Phil Connors and every character in between, Bill Murray’s body of work has become perhaps the most quoted and talked about on the Internet. This, of course, has led to a large amount of Bill Murray fan art. And now that art is coming to a San Francisco gallery.

Dubbed “The Murray Affair,” the art show will be held on August 8 at SF Public Works and anyone is…

Hidden Cameras Show Florida’s Newest Invasive Species Stealing Eggs

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Cameras in Florida have caught tegu lizards stealing eggs from alligator nests, raising concerns among wildlife officials about the threat the invasive lizard poses to native species.

Researchers at the University of Florida set up cameras monitoring two nests in the Everglades during the spring and summer of 2013. What they captured confirmed their suspicions: The non-native lizard is preying on native species’ eggs, threatening major ecological damage.

10 Vacation Reads for a Literary Summer

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One of the greatest parts of summer is sitting on the beach with a good book in hand

For our beach trips, we’re excited to read The Vacationers, Emma Straub’s New York Times bestselling novel and the official MashableReads book club selection. Straub’s new novel about the inevitable that happens during family vacations is is the ultimate summer read and a necessary addition to your getaway

To get Mashable readers ready for our August 5 discussion

Petcube Lets You Play with Adoptable Animals with Your Smartphone

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The Petcube, which helps people to monitor and play with their pets remotely, is taking on a new purpose: Helping adoptable animals find homes

The Kickstarter-backed Petcube ($199) is a 4 x 4 inch aluminum cube containing a wide angle camera, a microphone, speakers and a controllable laser pointer. It plugs into the wall and connects to Wi-Fi, allowing pet owners to talk to and play with animals remotely using an app on their smartphones or computers

The ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Photo Is Even Better in Lego

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This is the Star Wars cast photo we’re looking for.

With shooting of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII well under way, Lego reimagines the already iconic black-and-white cast photo entirely in bricks and minifigures. Mini Carrie Fischer, Harrison Ford and even Artoo are ready to get to work.

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Image: Lucasfilm

This year, Lego is celebrating it’s 15th anniversary of Lego Star Wars and will be…

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Apple Readying Production for Larger-Sized iPhones

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Apple suppliers are reportedly gearing up to start production for its larger-sized iPhones next month, a new report suggests.

According to a Bloomberg report, sources familiar with the matter say production for Apple’s two larger smartphone devices — one with a 4.7-inch display (compared to the 4-inch iPhone 5S screen) and an even bigger 5.5-inch version — will begin in July

While some previous reports say the next-generation iPhone 6 could launch in…

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More Images From Asia Show What Could Be the iPhone 6

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All the latest Apple rumors point toward a larger iPhone 6, possibly making its debut this fall, and now there are more photos to back them up.

New images of what is purported to be the iPhone 6 cropped up on Japanese tech site ASCII this week, offering close-up views of what could be Apple’s first phablet-style device

The images closely match another set of images, said to be the iPhone 6, which we reported on back in May

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More Images From Asia Show What Could Be the iPhone 6

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All the latest Apple rumors point toward a larger iPhone 6, possibly making its debut this fall, and now there are more photos to back them up.

New images of what is purported to be the iPhone 6 cropped up on Japanese tech site ASCII this week, offering close-up views of what could be Apple’s first phablet-style device

The images closely match another set of images, said to be the iPhone 6, which we reported on back in May

iPhone 6 mockup

Image: ASCII…

‘Happy Valley’ Is a Huge, Trending TV Hit That You Can’t Watch

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There’s no doubt that the modern British crime drama is booming, but we didn’t see this one coming at all: Happy Valley, the grim, six-episode kidnap thriller whose finale was broadcast Tuesday night in the U.K., has been so instantly and wildly popular that the hashtag #HappyValley was the No. 1 global trending topic on Twitter.

But unless you’re reading this from the U.K., can’t watch it. Which — in this age of everything-on-demand, is … kind of maddening. And giving us entitlement…

Denny’s Apple-Beats Tweet is a Grand Slam

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Denny’s served up a perfect tweet to tie in to the Apple-Beats deal, the latest in a long line of social media wins for the diner chain.

BREAKING: Denny’s Buys Beets for $3 Billion, Makes Huge Salad

— Denny’s (@DennysDiner) May 29, 2014

The barb, like others from Denny’s Twitter account in recent months, was created by Erwin Penland, a Greenville, South Carolina-based agency that has handled the account since last August.

Kevin Purcer, Senior Vice President and director of digital…