‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli sheds tears at sentencing hearing, gets 7 years in prison

Maligned “pharma bro” Marin Shkreli shed tears as he made a final plea to the judge who handed down his 7-year prison sentence in a New York courtroom on Friday afternoon for securities and wire fraud charges. SEE ALSO: Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli trolls journalists in the most menacing way Reporters for Vice, Bloomberg, and WCBS reported Shkreli’s remorse for his many, many actions that have led to one of…

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There’s now a vibrator that will order you a pizza when you, um, finish

Forget friends with benefits — now, there’s GrubHub with benefits.  CamSoda, the adult entertainment site, is releasing a vibrator called the RubGrub that orders the user a large cheese pizza from Domino’s after they orgasm.  SEE ALSO: Finally, a way to get actual sexual pleasure from your Bitcoin investments Yes, it’s an actual vibrator that actually gets you a pizza. The toy has a button that’s similar to the Amazon…

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Amy Poehler blasts NRA after they tweeted a ‘Parks & Rec’ GIF

The NRA has turned being tone-deaf into an art form, and now they’ve gone and incurred the wrath of Amy Poehler and some fellow Parks & Rec alums.  On Wednesday night, the NRA sent a tweet that featured a gif of Poehler’s Leslie Knope character. The tweet thanked their controversial spokeswoman Dana Loesch, who appeared on a CNN town hall event Wednesday night alongside students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High…

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Kind internet strangers helped this dog track down a very special chew toy

Stories that involve dogs and have happy endings are definitely the best kind of stories. SEE ALSO: This machine plays fetch with your dog for you This story starts last month, when Kelli Brown of Bowling Green, Kentucky, tweeted out a passionate plea for help. @PetSmart PLZ HELP! This Top Paw toy has been discontinued but it’s the only toy 12 y/o Jaxon will play with. Got any laying around?…

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McDonald’s will soon reveal when you can dip into Szechuan sauce

A few months ago McDonald’s promised to “open any portal necessary” to bring back enough Szechuan sauce to satisfy fans this winter after a disastrous limited promotion, and now it’s about to fulfill its end of the bargain. McDonald’s employees already shared photos of shipments and their stores preparing for Szechuan sauce—a limited edition sauce from 1998 that had a pop culture resurgence thanks to Rick and Morty—earlier this week…

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An AI just beat top lawyers at their own game

The nation’s top lawyers recently battled artificial intelligence in a competition to spot errors in contracts — and they lost.  A new study, conducted by legal AI platform LawGeex in consultation with law professors from Stanford University, Duke University School of Law, and University of Southern California, pitted twenty experienced lawyers against an AI trained to evaluate legal contracts.  Competitors were given four hours to review five non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)…

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Nokia is bringing back the Matrix phone

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. When you have a history as long as Nokia, there’s a lot of cool stuff too revive — and HMD Global, the current owner of the Nokia brand, is playing its cards right.  At a press conference in Barcelona on Sunday, the company announced the…

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John Krasinski to men who aren’t sexually harassing women: ‘Don’t pat yourself on the back’

John Krasinski, the actor best-known for his role as The Office’s resident “good guy,” Jim Halpert, has some thoughts about what men need to be doing to help fight sexual harassment. He recently spoke about the #MeToo movement to Playboy, stressing how important it is for all men — even those who don’t think they’re part of the problem — to take action. “If you’re a male CEO and you…

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Powerful photos capture young girl marveling over Michelle Obama portrait

Now that the Barack and Michelle Obama’s official portraits have been unveiled, they hang in the  Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. for all to enjoy. While many may have assumed there would be nothing more powerful than seeing the portraits themselves, it turns out seeing a child gaze up at the works of art is even more fulfilling. On Thursday, Facebook user Ben Hines shared a stunning photograph…

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14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it was the one I’d have the best chance of reading without getting too scared. She was wrong about that (I scare pretty easily), but she was right to introduce me to King. He’s been my favourite author…

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Marvel hasn’t ever seen a success like ‘Black Panther’ before

In its opening weekend, Black Panther broke records. But in its second weekend, Marvel’s latest showed us it’s here to stay. Black Panther’s estimated three-day box office total in the United States for Friday-Saturday-Sunday comes out to $108 million. After 10 days in theaters, its domestic box office total (i.e. only here in the U.S.) is $400 million. SEE ALSO: 5 reasons why ‘Black Panther’ scored big with fans and…

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Activists are registering voters at ‘Black Panther’ screenings for #WakandaTheVote

It’s rare that blockbuster movies do anything to move culture forward besides make people really annoying on Twitter. Ben Shapiro rants aside, Black Panther is a lovely exception. Activists Kayla Reed, Jessica Byrd and Rukia Lumumba from the Movement for Black Lives‘ Electoral Justice Project recently launched #WakandaTheVote to help register voters at Black Panther screenings across the country.  SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know before watching ‘Black Panther’…

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It will be warmer at the North Pole next week than much of Europe, as sea ice vanishes

In what seems to be becoming an annual occurrence, temperatures at the North Pole are about to reach or possibly exceed the freezing point this week as the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Oceans inject unusually mild air into the Arctic. Not coincidentally, Arctic sea ice is at record low levels, with a freak disappearance of ice off the western coast of Alaska, between Alaska and Russia. This vanishing…

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Drastic Arctic warm event stuns scientists, as record-breaking temperatures reach the North Pole

Arctic scientists are poring over data coming in from the vast, normally frozen region, after the North Pole’s version of a heat wave swept across the area for the past week. Not only was the region near the North Pole the warmest it has been during the month of February since at least the 1950s, but one of the northernmost land-based weather stations, known as Cape Morris Jesup, exceeded the…

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Construction has started on Star Wars theme park and holy crap

Construction has started on Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park and the first videos of its progress look amazing. What did the worlds we love in that faraway galaxy look like before they came into our lives, fully formed?  SEE ALSO: John Williams says 10 ‘Star Wars’ movies is ‘quite enough for me’ If the constructed land looks unfamiliar – as does the concept art at the end –…

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Netflix drops trailer for biopic about fierce ’80s rapper Roxanne Shanté

From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes Netflix’s new biopic unpacking the life of New York rapper Roxanne Shanté. A Sundance favourite, Roxanne Roxanne follows the turbulent life of the 14-year-old Queens battle MC, set in the early 1980s. Shanté made a name for herself as part of the Juice Crew collective, breaking through with her one-take freestyle response to a derogatory UTFO single dubbed “Roxanne Roxanne.” Starring…

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