Lorde’s such a fan of Cadbury’s Creme Egg that she sang about it

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Sorry America, but most of your chocolate is terrible. 

Well, at least Lorde thinks so anyway. She’s been missing Cadbury’s very rich and mysterious Creme Egg, which are very popular in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand around Easter. 

They’re available in the U.S. too, albeit marketed by Hershey.

It’s something we found out during her appearance on BBC’s The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw on Tuesday, where she was also challenged to cover her song “Green Light” — which was chock-full of references to Creme Egg. Read more…

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Here’s what we learned from Travis Kalanick’s hidden 2007 Twitter account

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Tbones fancies himself a dancer.

Oh, and his opinions about women have long been a bit retrograde. 

This, and so much more, can be gleaned from Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s old Twitter account. The handle, @konatbone, is protected. But as with so many things on the internet, that doesn’t mean you can’t see it — you just have to know where to look. 

And look we did. 

The embattled CEO officially moved on from @konatbone to his current handle, @travisk, in late 2010. The original account, which looks to have been created in 2007, was protected around that time as well. This meant that only approved followers could see its content after that point.  Read more…

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SelfScore makes credit cards for the international students Trump wants to keep out

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SelfScore launched its first product last summer with relatively little fanfare: a credit card for international students.

On Tuesday, it launched a new card with a much higher spending limit in a very different political climate. Its credit cards serve international students from all over the world —including the seven countries (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia) named in President Donald Trump’s first travel ban, which was halted in court. 

SelfScore uses analytics to provide access to credit to international students in the United States who don’t have a Social Security number or other identifying factors usually required to gain access to credit, loans and financial aid.  Read more…

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New ‘Dunkirk’ footage is a heart-pounding Christopher Nolan master class

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Christopher Nolan is the master of subtly creating unease — and also the master of putting Tom Hardy in a face-covering mask.

Nolan showed a 5-minute clip Wednesday of Dunkirk, his World War II drama epic due in theaters July 21, and if you thought the teaser they released last August was intense, just wait until you see this thing.

SEE ALSO: First look: ‘Fate’ takes the ‘Furious’ franchise into James Bond territory

The new footage was revealed at Cinemacon, the annual gathering of movie-theater owners and Hollywood studios, and it could very well be our first extended look at one of the year’s biggest Oscar contenders — and biggest heart-stoppers. Read more…

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Here’s what the Samsung Galaxy S8 will cost you in Australia

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So perhaps you’ve already been entranced by the bevelled edges of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and marvelled at its inclusion of a headphone jack — among other things.

The phone’s release is a big test for Samsung, marking its first phone release since the infamous Note 7 explosion which ended in the line’s demise.

In Australia, the Galaxy S8 with a 5.8-inch screen has an outright price of $1,199, while the Galaxy S8+ with its 6.2-inch screen will cost $1,349. 

Australians will be able to buy the phone in three colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Grey and Maple Gold. Read more…

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Elon Musk gives Tesla drivers more cowbell with speed boost and automatic parking

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Tesla’s new Autopilot just got even smarter, faster, and even closer to realizing its self-driving potential. 

The carmaker’s Autopilot system for HW2 enabled-vehicles is being released incrementally throughout the year via a series of over-the-air (OTA) software updates. The updates, which Tesla overlord CEO Elon Musk promised would drop every two to six weeks, started rolling out at the end of January

The latest update released today, 8.1, will give Tesla owners some new features to play with — and their cars even more autonomy with new upgrades to its lane control systems, Autosteer and Summon.   Read more…

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Internet’s latest conspiracy theory: April the pregnant giraffe is just an April Fools’ joke

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It just can’t be a coincidence that April the Giraffe, the perpetually pregnant and viral video star, is named April and that April Fools’ Day is coming up.

The internet’s latest conspiracy theory involving the upstate New York zoo’s giraffe and its much-watched livestream of her very, very long pregnancy (she was due in mid-February and giraffes gestate for about 15 months) is that it’s all an elaborate April Fools’ joke.

With the pranksters’ holiday of April Fools fast approaching, April the Giraffe could be a really long joke that duped everyone. Come on, look at her; she seems to just be chilling — so don’t discount this as an epic prank yet.  Read more…

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Google is destroying Apple in the app game — except where it counts

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Android is dominating app stores but Apple is still beating Google in one extremely important metric: revenue.

Cupertino made nearly twice as much money from its App Store in 2017 as Google did from Google Play, despite seeing only a fraction of the downloads, according to a new report out today from App Annie.

Just how big is the difference? Apple made $34 billion on 29 billion app downloads in 2016, according to the company’s data. Google, by comparison, made $10 billion on 63 billion downloads in 2016. 

Put another way, Apple made more than three times as much money as Google with less than half as many downloads.  Read more…

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Meet Black Lightning, DC and CW’s first African-American superhero lead

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Studios and networks may be making tentative steps towards inclusivity and diversity, but superhero franchises are still slow on the uptake when it comes to adapting comic book characters who aren’t straight, white, cisgender malesViewers are voicing their displeasure more loudly than ever about the dearth of representation on our screens — and how long it’s taking to fix the situation. 

Wonder Woman first swung her lasso of truth on TV back in 1975, but it wasn’t until 2015 that DC and Marvel let Supergirl and Jessica Jones lead the next wave of female superhero shows. Similarly, we had to wait until 2016 for Luke Cage to become the first black hero since Blade to star in an eponymous series.  Read more…

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Naturally, weed floral crowns will be for sale near Coachella

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Floral crowns are a done-to-death trend everywhere except Coachella where wreath as headwear still inexplicably flies. 

This year, a hip, organic cannabis farm wants to make sure your crown is topped with more than just roses.

Per SFist, Los Angeles weed grower Lowell Farms will offer cannabis floral crowns in time for the April music festival.

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