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Android Auto starts shipping in real cars

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Android Auto just got real.

Sure, Google’s in-car software for extending an Android phone to a dashboard has technically been out and proud since the first Android Auto aftermarket systems started shipping in March, but as of Tuesday it’s in new cars, too. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is the first car to offer Android Auto built-in.

Already have a 2015 Sonata? You can update your dashboard software to make Android Auto…

Douze points: The funniest Twitter reviews from Eurovision 2015

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The 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest took place Saturday, offering the traditional jumble of caterwauling and key changes, silly outfits and sillier facial hair.

There weren’t any of the real lunatics of previous years this time round, but there was still plenty to keep us entertained, from a woman dressed as Xena to a bunch of Kings of Leon lookalikes setting their piano on fire, proving that Europe can be as odd as ever.

8 comedians who worked for David Letterman before they were big

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Since 1982, David Letterman has paved the way for dozens of comedians who’ve transformed the landscape of late-night television and comedy in general.

Between Late Night on NBC and his current Late Show on CBS, many of Letterman’s writers and employees have advanced to create amazing comedy of their own, largely owing their starts to Letterman. The roster includes writers like Merrill Markoe, who helped create Letterman’s Late Night show, to Louis C.K., who became an icon in his own right.

6 X-Men characters to watch for in the ‘New Mutants’ spinoff

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As if Deadpool, Gambit and Wolverine 3 weren’t enough for superhero fans to look forward to, another spinoff has just been added to the slate of X-Men films we can expect to see in the coming years. Yesterday it was announced that 20th Century Fox has a New Mutants film in development, which will be directed by The Fault In Our Stars‘ Josh Boone. No other details were provided on what we can expect, but it will somehow tell the story of the team of young mutant superheroes

Since this film…

$400 yoga pants takes activewear to a whole new level

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Feeding off the rise of workout gear that can be worn in or out of the gym, activewear labels have become status symbols, much like any other pricey designer clothes. Premium yoga pants, made popular amongst the masses by Lululemon, can run anywhere from $80 to $200. A horde of brands battle each other in this segment as upstarts such as Outdoor Voices, Michi, and Vie Active jostle with superpowers Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas.

Yet there’s little available for women searching the racks for…

The Chewbacca hoodie is just as awesome as you think it is

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So, Chewbacca hoodie. Right? Chewbacca hoodie! Honestly — especially if you’re a Star Wars fan — we probably needn’t say much more than that. It’s a clothing garment that basically turns you into the hairy fella from Star Wars, and all that’s left to discuss is price and quality

Judging from the images over at Welovefine where it popped up for sale, the I Am Chewie Hoodie is as realistic as they come, while still…

22 amazingly awkward athletes in low-budget commercials

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Newton’s Fourth Law: for every legendary athlete, there are at least three poorly made local car commercials starring said athlete.

TV commercial appearances is a rite of passage for most athletes. While bigger stars opt to sign million-dollar deals with global brands like Nike and Gatorade, lower-tier athletes usually end up hocking local small businesses. You probably won’t see Lebron James in a spot for Autoland on Route 22 in Springfield, New Jersey and Andre Burakovsky (third line left…

‘Ride me all day for £3′ bus ads with topless women will be removed after outrage

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They wanted to make catching the bus “attractive to the younger generation.”

But that mission, orchestrated by the New Adventure Travel Group in South Wales, seems to have backfired.

The company emblazoned the back of its buses with a large advert depicting men and women, who appear to be topless, holding signs that read: “Ride me all day for

Real-life Hulk nearly forced to have arms amputated

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This, folks, is why you should only model yourself after a moderately muscular Avenger. Like Hawkeye or Iron Man.

Romario Dos Santos Alves, a 25-year-old amateur body builder from Brazil, is facing a string of health problems after becoming “addicted” to a muscle enhancement injection known as synthol — a mixture of oil, alcohol and lidocaine — in an attempt to get enormous, Hulk-like biceps.

“Sometimes kids will come up to…

American Pharoah wins the 2015 Kentucky Derby

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American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, taking a wide sweep outside and charging for the finish after the 5/2 favorite spent most of the race flowing along in third. It was the fourth win for trainer Bob Baffert and second in a row for jockey Victor Espinoza, who won last year on California Chrome.

After a clean break from the gate, the 18 horses crowded the rail, setting a moderate pace. Dortmund and Firing Line sprang ahead and held off the favorite until the stretch run — and…