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The best Fourth of July tech deals from Amazon, eBay, Microsoft, Walmart, and more

Next Wednesday is July Fourth, one of the few summer holidays with decent sales. Whether you’re planning a huge barbecue or just taking the day to enjoy a rare weekday off from work, you may want to take some time to check out the tech deals happening around Independence Day this year.Retailers like Amazon, eBay, HP, and more are running sales on everything from smartwatches to 4K TVs. Most Fourth of July deals run through next weekend.AmazonNot officially a Fourth of July sale, Amazon is running discounts on several tech products including their smart speaker, the Amazon Tap.Samsung Flat 65-inch 4K UHD 8 Series Smart LED TV — $1,397.99 (usually $1,699.99)Amazon Tap — $84.99 (usually $129.99)Fire TV Cube + Cloud Cam bundle —...Continue reading…

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The 11 best-reviewed movies of 2018 so far

Marvel StudiosIt's only halfway through 2018, but moviegoers have already been spoiled by some fantastic films.From sci-fi wizard Alex Garland's "Annihilation," to newcomer Ari Aster's horror instant classic "Hereditary," the first half of 2018 was chock-full of polarizing, thought-provoking movies that will be talked about for years to come.But not even those top the list of the best movies of the year so far, at least according to critics. We've looked back at the best-reviewed movies of the year that have come to theaters and ranked them based on Rotten Tomatoes critic scores (we broke ties with audience scores). They range from a long-awaited animated sequel to a superhero blockbuster to a surprise horror hit.Below are 11 of the best movies of the year so far, according to critics:11. "Lean on Pete"A24Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 92%Description: "Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with…

Drake says he dated Bella Hadid on his new album 'Scorpion' — and it looks like she's still on his mind

Evan Agostini Source/Invision/Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesDrake more or less confirmed that he dated Bella Hadid on his new album "Scorpion."  In the songs "Sandra's Rose," and "Finesse," he raps lyrics that imply he dated her — and also gives a shout-out to Gigi Hadid.Despite rumors that Drake had ghosted Hadid, he admits that she's still on his mind.Hadid denies that the two ever dated.
At midnight on June 29, Drake released his latest album, "Scorpion."The biggest takeaway from the 25-song album is that Drake does have a son, as Pusha-T previously implied on his diss track "The Story of Adidon." But Drake also let some information about his love life slip on the album — specifically that he dated Bella Hadid and, apparently, he still thinks of her.

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The 4 most surprising revelations you may have missed on Drake's album 'Scorpion'

Michael Loccisano/Getty ImagesOn Friday, Drake released a monster 25-track album called "Scorpion."As expected, Drake really opened up on the album.Here are four major details you might have missed, ranging from his feuds, not-so-secret child, reported relationship with Bella Hadid, and feud with Pusha T. 
On Friday, Drake released a 25-track album called "Scorpion." As Vulture first noted, Drake, a noted Scorpio, really opened up in the 89-minute album.

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Bella Hadid denies that Drake's new song 'Finesse' is about her

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesFans thought that Drake's new album "Scorpion" confirmed rumors that he and Bella Hadid had dated.Lyrics from both "Sandra Rose" and "Finesse" seemed to make references to Hadid.But Hadid denied that the songs are about her in a recent Tweet.Replying to Perez Hilton and one other Twitter user, she called the claim "disrespectful."
Drake released a new album, "Scorpion," on Friday.The 25-track album has brought to light several revelations about the rapper, such as the fact that he's a dad.

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The Apple-Samsung 'thermonuclear war' over Android is over, but at least we got these iPhone prototype photos out of the battle (AAPL)

Court filingApple and Samsung settled a seven-year patent dispute earlier this week.The terms of the settlement aren't known.  For most people and Apple fans, there are no easy takeaways from the end of the case. But please enjoy photos of several early internal iPhone models were made public as part of the court battle.Apple and Samsung settled a court battle on Wednesday over Apple's allegation that Samsung violated its patents and copied the design of the iPhone. It's the end of an era as the seven-year spat has come to an end. Apple fought the battle because late CEO Steve Jobs believed Android copied the iPhone, and he declared "thermonuclear war" on Android, according to Walter Issacson's biography. Samsung, as the premier Android manufacturer, became the target, not Google. Now, the two sides have settled. Terms of the settlement are not public, according to Reuters. The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a $399 million award against Samsung late last year, bu…

A chef creates desserts that look like random everyday objects — and his optical illusions will play tricks on your eyes

Courtesy of Chef Ben ChurchillAt first glance, Ben Churchill's Instagram and Facebook pages seem to be filled with photos of random, inedible objects and savory dishes like eggs over toast.But the professional chef, who taught himself how to make desserts three years ago, is actually an expert in all things sweet. A self-described food illusionist, Churchill regularly transforms decadent cakes into dirty kitchen sponges, fresh parfaits into moldy oranges, and panna cottas into ashtrays — all while ensuring his creations remain delicious, despite what they may look like.We recently spoke with Churchill to find out more about his expectation-defying desserts. Take a closer look at his mind-blowing illusions below.Churchill makes desserts that look exactly like random everyday objects.Courtesy of Chef Ben ChurchillOne of his most well-known creations is an olive oil sponge cake that's disguised as a dirty kitchen sponge. Churchill tops the cake with a mint crumb, which resembles …