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Zuckerberg wants to pay native Hawaiians to get the f off his 700-acre estate

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Mark Zuckerberg is suing hundreds of people in Hawaii in his effort to create a secluded island.

The billionaire spent $100 million purchasing 700 acres of land in the island of Kauai back in 2014 and is still dealing with the fact that he doesn’t actually have the exclusive rights to all of it.

Forget Facebook, forget Snapchat: Teens are doing it themselves

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Poor Facebook: The teens, they’re not so into it.

The world’s largest social network was “big” and “made sense” circa 2004, according to Monkey cofounder Isaiah Turner, but no longer. He and Ben Pasternak, 18 and 17 respectively, have launched a new social network — one they believe the teens will actually want.

Monkey is an iOS app for people who have friends, and then they have “internet friends.” It’s a way to find more of the latter, the pair say, rather than connecting with people from…







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Obama ‘Hope’ artist has a brilliant new set of posters for inauguration

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The artist behind the iconic “Hope” poster of Barack Obama that became synonymous with his successful presidential campaign has released a new set of images, just in time for Trump’s inauguration and the subsequent Women’s March.

Artist Shepard Fairey, who created the original in 2008 as well as a less flattering Donald Trump print complete with the caption “Demagogue,” has shifted his focus this time round.

Now his images center on a diverse mix of people rather than leaders, as millions…

John Oliver crashes Game of Thrones to announce his return

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Game of Thrones? Silicon Valley? Curb Your Enthusiasm?

Who’s even heard of these two-bit filler programs on HBO? We’re sure there are some fans out there, but we all know what the people really want. And that’s for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, to return.

Cringe-worthy video shows people don’t know that Obamacare and ACA are the same thing

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During the past few years, Obamacare has been one of the most controversial and talked about policies in the United States.

Since its inception, Obamacare has faced its fair share of opposition, and with Donald Trump coming into office, those flames have again been fanned. Jimmy Kimmel was curious about how the public really felt about Obamacare. Specifically, he asked people if they preferred Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act.

Of course, those two are the same thing. But from the…

People are dumping shared bikes in horrible piles

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This is why we can’t have nice things.

In China, all of the bike-sharing providers operate in a similar way. Instead of requiring people to dock their bikes at a shared station, like what you see with New York’s Citi Bike, the bikes in China don’t need to be locked down. You find one with your app, ride it, and simply leave it by the curbside when you’re done.

But bike-sharing companies in China have discovered one downside to this convenience: People destroying or dumping their bikes after…

Governor orders subway train redesign, because he thought it looked like a cricket

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Jakarta’s 9.6 million people will soon welcome the city’s first subway train system — but not before the trains get a design overhaul.

The reason? Governors thought the train looked “too much like a cricket.”

The city’s acting governor Sumarsono was reportedly dissatisfied with the insect-like face of the train.

Please enjoy Russell Crowe’s perfectly zen smartphone photography

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Celebrity Twitter is usually a parade of promotional tweets and ab shots, but not so for our dear, beloved Russell Crowe. Russ may be a Hollywood star, but you guys, he’s got poetry in his heart.

Put simply, Crowe seems to be an avid phone photographer and it’s amazing. He was the front man of late, lamented band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, don’t forget. He’s always been the people’s artist and we should put him in the MOMA.

Here is a sampling of his oeuvre:

Blurry clouds at dusk.

Videos of starving sun bears in a zoo begging for food spark outrage

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Warning: This post contains graphic and upsetting videos.

Gaunt sun bears in an Indonesia zoo, so hungry they’ve taken to begging visitors for food and eating their own faeces, have been captured on video by animal rights activists.

Footage shot by the Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group showed several emaciated bears at a zoo in the Indonesian city of Bandung.

While bears in enclosures very rarely beg for…

New Zealand sibling’s backyard ‘Moana’ mashup is beyond stunning

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Leah Wolfgramm wasn’t expecting much when she set up her iPhone to shoot a quick video of her band Resonate, singing a medley of songs from Disney’s Moana.

The rabid Disney fan of Samoan, Kiwi and Maori heritage, Wolfgramm and her bandmates (Tongan siblings Richard, Willliam and Moala) inspired by the film’s focus on Polynesian culture.

“We all came away from it feeling incredibly proud of our Pacific heritage and just fell in love with the soundtrack,” she told Mashable via Messenger.

“So…