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Rejoice And Be Glad: Instagram Is Fixing Its Screwed-Up Algorithm

Our national nightmare is over.

For the past several months, scrolling through Instagram has been a struggle and-a-half. Thanks to a new algorithm, the social media app has displayed posts you're more likely to engage with in terms of the people you follow, showing them out of chronological order. It's not legit, and it needed to quit.

However, our national nightmare is over.

Instagram announced Thursday (Mar. 22) that newer posts from those we follow will be displayed at the top of our feeds once more. Additionally, the app will no longer refresh to the top when users leave the page. I guess the amount of complaints proved to be effective, because it's really like Christmas, y'all!

“With these changes, your feed will feel more fresh, and you won’t miss the moments you care about,” the company wrote in a blog post. "We’re testing a ‘New Posts’ button that lets you choose when you want to refresh, rather than it happening automatically. Tap the button and you’ll be taken to new posts at the top of feed—don’t tap, and you’ll stay where you are.”

The Facebook-owned company will make a few small tweaks to the app throughout the next few weeks. As we've learned with Snapchat's recent facelift, significant changes to popular social media apps can come with consequences.

"When Snapchat decided to create two separate streams for regular people’s posts and those of celebrities and brands earlier this year, its users were outraged," writes Fortune. "Pointed criticism (over Twitter) from reality star Kylie Jenner trimmed the value of parent company Snap by $1 billion, pretty much immediately."

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Polaroid Originals Launches New OneStep + Integrative Camera

Polaroid Originals will be releasing a new camera this fall. The brand-new Polaroid OneStep+ camera will be a re-up from the original 1977 OneStep camera and 2017 OneStep 2 rendition.

Paying homage to the iconic design of the original OneStep camera, the OS+ will seamlessly combine film nostalgia and the digital era. Paired with the introduction of a new app, the OS+ camera will unlock 6 new features including Remote Trigger, Double Exposure, Light Painting, Self-Timer, Manual Mode and Noise Trigger. In addition, the camera itself has been upgraded to include a secondary portrait lens, allowing users to grab the perfect image from as close as 12 inches away.

OneStep+ elevates the art of analog instant photography through simple Bluetooth connectivity. From Light Painting mode to Noise Trigger, users are able to capture moments in the iconic Polaroid picture frame unlike ever before.

Both faster and more precise, the Polaroid app will also feature a scanning tool, allowing users to scan and crop images as quickly as they took them.

By creating the OneStep +, Polaroid Originals encourages the casual photographer to explore, discover, be expressive and have fun. Retailing at $159.99, the OneStep+ is now available for purchase here.

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Master & Dynamic And Michael Jackson's Estate Release Limited Edition MW50 Headphones

Master & Dynamic is ringing in Michael Jackson’s birthday in style. In honor of what would have been the King of Pop’s 60th birthday, the premium audio company partnered with Michael Jackson's Estate to release the slick black and gold, limited-edition MW50+ Wireless On-Ear and Over-Ear Headphones.

The new product comes with interchangeable on-ear and over-ear ear pads allowing everyone, from the most diehard to casual MJ fan to listen to their favorite classic album from the legendary artist. Master & Dynamic did not mess around with the presentation either as they come in a black metal, dripping with gold, with an image of Mike doing his iconic Moonwalk on each black lambskin, cushioned ear.

At 12:00 PM (GMT) today (Aug. 29), fans can get a hold of these headphones for a whopping $449. With limited distribution, there will only be 20 of these rare, gaudy headphones available. Visit Masterdynamic.com to learn more about its features and to cop a pair while supplies last.

READ MORE: Watch Janet Jackson Reenact Michael Jackson's "Remember The Time" Video

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Nicki Minaj, Quavo And More Star In Madden NFL '19 "Make Your Play" Commercial

EA Sports has released a new star-studded commercial for the Madden NFL 19 video game and features cameos by Lil Dicky, Chris Redd, Nicki Minaj, Quavo and more.

The funny, 3-minute video takes viewers on a wild ride, beginning at an '80s dinner where SNL's Chris Redd suspensefully tells the story of Will, a Madden legend.

As Redd and Lil Dicky recall Will "making his play on the way to gridiron greatness," they slowly catch the interest of Nicki Minaj, Quavo, DeAndre Hopkins, and the rest of the world captivated by Will's eminence.

With an exclusive Will-inspired verse by Quavo and Nicki sharing her Xbox gamer tag, the video provides viewers some laughs as they patiently wait for the game to drop on Friday, August 10.

This is not the first time we see the Madden NFL show love to hip-hop, as the franchise consistently compiles their soundtrack with hip-hop hits and debuts.

This year's soundtrack includes tracks by Cardi B, Post Malone, Jay Rock and Pusha-T, with new songs by Migos, A$AP Ferg, Desiigner, Innanet James, Pell, and Yo Gotti.

Migos, Post Malone, and Jay Rock on the #Madden19 Soundtrack 🔥🔥🔥

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— EA SPORTS Madden NFL (@EAMaddenNFL) July 25, 2018

Unfortunately, fans will have to wait for Madden NFL '19 to drop before listening to the new tracks. In the meantime, watch the hilarious clip up top.

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