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Internet Trolls Soccer Star Frank Lampard’s #AskLamps Twitter Q&A

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Welcome to the world of ill-conceived hashtags, Frank Lampard.

The former English national team midfielder and the all-time leading goal scorer for renowned English soccer club Chelsea took to Twitter on Monday to participate in a Q&A, after he recently signed with Major League Soccer’s New York City FC on Thursday.

Frank Lampard is taking over @NYCFC right now for a quick Twitter Q&A. Ask anything you want with

First Trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Declares War

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Warner Bros. released the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and it asks one crucial question: “Will you follow me, one last time?”

Despite hosting a panel during Comic-Con, Warner Bros. waited to release the trailer for the third installment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy until Monday. In the teaser, we see that Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellan) and other Middle Earth characters are far from peacetime, despite reclaiming their homeland from the…

Dramatic ‘Batkid Begins’ Trailer Relives Leukemia Survivor’s Dream Day

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Ben Affleck, who will don a bulky Batman suit in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, said so himself. Batkid is the “best Batman ever.” Sorry, Christian Bale, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, Michael Keaton and every other Batsuit filler ever.

Batkid is Miles Scott, a leukemia survivor who last year when he was 5 years old “saved Gotham” as part of his Make-a-Wish Foundation dream wish.

Now, filmmaker Dana…

Mendoza Zoo Rejects Viral ‘Free Arturo’ Petitions, Polar Bear Staying in Argentina

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Despite the Internet’s pleas to relocate Arturo — a 28-year-old polar bear living in an Argentinian zoo — from what critics are calling “deplorable conditions,” he may be stuck.

Arturo is too old to move to a different zoo, according to the director of the Mendoza Zoo in Mendoza, Argentina.

The polar bear suffers from ailments associated with old age, and a potential move could be dangerous, as he would have…

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Thanks for Helping Us Hit a Vine Milesone

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It seems like only yesterday that we were posting about a new looping video app that dropped in the App Store

Now, almost three hundred videos, millions of loops and one Shorty Award later, Mashable‘s main account on Vine has hit 100,000 followers, and we couldn’t be more grateful for each and every one of you

To celebrate, take a look at some of the highlights from our first year and a half on the platform. Some of the…

Who Sounds Better on Helium: Morgan Freeman or Jimmy Fallon?

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Jimmy Fallon is taking Morgan Freeman‘s voice to the next level

Fallon convinced the 77-year-old actor to inhale helium on Thursday’s episode of The Tonight Show. While Freeman called the act “undignified,” he still did played along, proving his voice is just as iconic at a higher octave.

This isn’t the first time Freeman’s gotten, err, gassy; he inhaled the noble gas to promote his Science Channel show Through The Wormhole earlier this year

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Creating a Fake Person Shows How Digital Anonymity Is Nearly Impossible

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On April 8, 2013, I received an envelope in the mail from a nonexistent return address in Toledo, Ohio. Inside was a blank thank-you note and an Ohio state driver’s license. The ID belonged to a 28-year-old man called Aaron Brown — 6 feet tall and 160 pounds with a round face, scruffy brown hair, a thin beard and green eyes. His most defining feature, however, was that he didn’t exist.

I know that because I created him.

As an artist, I’ve long been interested in identity and the ways it is…

GM Issues 60th Recall, Bringing Year’s Total to 29.7 Million

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DETROIT — General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.

The latest recalls bring the total for GM so far this year to 60, affecting a record 29.7 million cars and trucks. GM already has passed the 22 million vehicles recalled by all automakers last year.

The biggest recall announced Wednesday was for just over 414,000 cars and small SUVs for faulty seats. Other problems include incomplete welds on seat brackets, turn signal failures, power…

Fox Invades Comic-Con With Drones

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Comic-Con, the 2014 iteration of which kicks off Thursday in San Diego, has seen an increasing amount of outlandish stunts over the years — stadiums full of zombies, entire pop-up houses devoted to movies

But Fox is set to kick it up a notch this year by bringing along a bunch of drones to promote the show 24 — and giving attendees instructions on how to pilot them. (What could possibly go wrong?)

We’re told that…

‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3′ Delayed; ‘Sinister Six’ Gets 2016 Release Date

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Sony is doing precious little at Comic-Con this year — with no Spider-Man film in production, the Columbia Pictures panel isn’t even in Hall H — but they’ll be back soon enough. Just not as soon as we thought, and with different titles to promote.

The studio on Wednesday announced that Sinister Six, its supervillain team-up from the Spider-Man “universe,” will be released November 11, 2016. It also said The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which had been set for June 10, 2016, is now coming sometime in…