Business
375
Sports
337
Mashable
unread news (Demo user)
Mashable
unread news (Demo user)
Hollywood execs really love this Snapchat movie script
A fictionalized docudrama about the creation of Snapchat was crowned the most-liked script to make the rounds in Hollywood this year, as it earned the top spot on the Black List. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Tech, and Movies Tv Shows
Mashable
How future forward are you?
Ad content from Bank of AmericaThink about the world 10 years ago. Smartphones were just adding GPS location services. SLR cameras were just getting video capabilities. The first app store came on the scene. Doesn’t it seem like these inventions have already been around forever? Can you imagine the world without them?The future catches up with you — and today’s digital future is already taking shape around us. Today’s vanguard tech will be tomorrow’s everyday, must-have conveniences. Are you already living in that future, or are you taking it a day at a time? Read on to discover how far into the future you’re already living. Read more...More about Supported, Tech, Innovations, and Consumer Tech
Mashable
7 smart home gifts that even renters will love
Having a smart home is cool, but it's a trickier proposition for renters. Unless you've got the best landlord ever, if you don't own your place you may not have the flexibility to mess with ceiling lights or power outlets, or even hang frames on the wall. SEE ALSO: Next-level tech gift ideas for the techie who has it all Fortunately, there are a host of smart home devices that don't require any major in-home changes but still add some extra functionality to anyone's humble abode. Here are some of our picks. Buy them for your friend who rents — or yourself.  1Google Home Hub Google's newly launched Home Hub has a touch display for controls and photos.Image: RAYMOND WONG/MASHABLE Read more...More about Tech, Smart Home, Consumer Tech, Gift Guide 2018, and Tech
Mashable
The weird, wonderful world of Spotify's many Christmas playlists
An Ode to..is a weekly column where we share the stuff we're really into in hopes that you'll be really into it, too. It's the most wonderful time of the year, and, if you're like me, a time to bathe in the cascade of Christmas songs, Grinches and Scrooges be damned.  For a solid month between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, it is wall-to-wall Christmas music, flooding out of every speaker, radio, and PA system you come across. This may sound like hell to some people but, reader, those people are wrong.  Making things even more fun, streaming platforms have revolutionized the way we can consume Christmas music: no ads, access to just about every possible version of every possible Christmas song, and, most importantly, the curated playlist.  Read more...More about Spotify, Christmas Music, An Ode To, Ode To, and Culture
Mashable
Apple Music on Amazon Echo review: Not as good as HomePod, but good enough
Apple Music on Amazon Echo speakers $0 (free) View Product The Good Apple Music on Echo speakers! • Songs can be set as alarms The Bad Only works on Amazon's own Echo speakers (for now) • Alexa can't favorite songs • Requires paid Apple Music subscription The Bottom Line Turns out Apple Music controlled with Alexa on Amazon Echo speakers works pretty well, and it makes Apple's HomePod look overpriced. Mashable Score3.75 Cool Factor4.0 Learning Curve4.0 Performance3.0 Bang for the Buck4.0 Apple will never admit it, but the arrival of Apple Music on Amazon's Echo speakers is an obvious admission that HomePod isn't getting the job done. Read more...More about Apple, Amazon, Reviews, Streaming Music, and Apple Music
1 h
Mashable
Meghan Markle is the reigning queen of Google
The most googled person of 2018 has finally been revealed, and it is Meghan Markle. Markle, the former actress well-known for her role on Suits, married Britain's Prince Harry in the springCelebrated for her sense of style, poise, and philanthropy, Markle is literally America's closest thing to royalty.  Read more...More about Google, Mashable Video, Royalty, 2018, and Meghan Markle
1 h
Mashable
2018 was the year of the youth activist
These are the young activists who made their voices heard this year. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Activism, Unicef, Immigration, and Gun Control
2 h
Mashable
Google to invest $1 billion for new NYC campus
The tech behemoth is calling the new 1.7 million square-foot campus, "Google Hudson Square." Read more...More about Google, Android, Mashable Video, New York City, and Campus
3 h
Mashable
Vitaminwater is offering $100,000 to keep off your smartphone for a year
The beverage company is offering up big cash if you can stay unplugged. Read more...More about Technology, Smartphone, Mashable Video, Contest, and Water
3 h
Mashable
Save $400 off this Samsung 4K TV at Walmart and get a better deal than Black Friday
Holiday sales are the real gift that keep on giving. Just when you think you've seen the best deal available, suddenly another hits that's even better than before.  Just check out this Samsung 4K TV that's on sale at Walmart. The 55-inch Samsung NU7100 4K Ultra HD Smart TV is $477.99 at Walmart right now. That's $422 off the original price of $899.99 and $40 cheaper than it was on Black Friday. If you're looking for a 4K TV on a budget, the NU7100 is definitely the one to go with. Samsung TVs are generally among some of the better 4K TVs you can purchase. You can clearly tell the difference between the 4K on a Samsung TV to a budget brand like Toshiba or Sharp.  Read more...More about Samsung, 4k Tv, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Linkshare, and Tech
3 h
Mashable
Twitter is bringing back the reverse chronological timeline today
The reverse chronological timeline is making a comeback. Twitter is rolling out an update to all users today that makes it easier to revert back to the old timeline,  where tweets are shown in reverse chronological order rather than ranked by an algorithm. Starting today, users will see a new sparkle icon in the upper-right side of the app. By tapping the icon, users can quickly switch between reverse chronological and algorithmic timelines. The new feature will go live today on the iOS app. Twitter’s Android app as well as its website will see the feature pop up in the coming weeks. Twitter's new sparkle icon in action.Image: TWITTER Read more...More about Twitter, Timeline, Tech, Web Culture, and Social Media Companies
4 h
Mashable
2018 was the year self-driving cars hit a roadblock
It's been a long day. As you ride home from the office, you start to nod off. You close your eyes as the self-driving car merges onto the highway. When you’re zonked out 15 minutes later, the car changes your route because of traffic, and eventually you wake up at your destination.  That’s the dream of autonomous cars — and some very smart people, including Google’s Sergey Brin, thought they’d already be driving people around public streets by now. That hasn’t happened. In fact, in 2018, progress stalled, sometimes with deadly consequences.  SEE ALSO: Tesla's Model X gets a rival as Americans flock to trucks and SUVs Read more...More about Autonomous Vehicles, Self Driving Cars, End Of Year 2018, Tech, and Transportation
4 h
Mashable
The U.S. surrendered its climate leadership on the world stage
When the dust cleared and the gavel dropped, the United States’ place at the 2018 global climate negotiations — a two-week long affair in Poland attended by nearly 200 nations — had been sealed. The superpower’s behavior will almost certainly be remembered as equal parts bizarre and unhelpful, not least for its resistance — on the global stage — to climate science that has been intensively studied for decades, confirmed and re-confirmed by distinguished institutions like NASA. After wrapping up talks at the United Nations Climate Change Conference late Saturday night, Earth’s nations did eventually find an agreeable way to keep the historic 2015 Paris climate agreement alive, which is humanity’s emerging plan to dramatically reduce today’s extreme and unprecedented rise in carbon emissions.  Read more...More about Science, Global Warming, Climate Change, Trump Administration, and Science
4 h
Mashable
Boost your job prospects with Udemy's best-selling career development course for £11.99
Blink and you'll miss Christmas. It's always the same. Weeks of build up and then it's over in a flash. It's not all doom and gloom though, because the New Year comes around quickly and it's at this point that resolutions are made.  For a lot of people this means making an effort to cut back on alcohol or junk food. But that's difficult to keep up for a whole year. A longer-term move that a lot of people make in the new year is to change jobs, and we have the course to help those people achieve their ambitions. Udemy's best-selling career development course is now available for just £11.99, down from £29.99. 'The Complete Job, Interview, Résumé/LinkedIn and Network Guide' does what it says on the tin. The course combines guidance on interviewing skills, LinkedIn techniques, and networking, meaning you can secure your dream job in 2019. Read more...More about Careers, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo, Udemy, and Online Courses
5 h
Mashable
Coffee anyone? Shop Keurigs on sale for up to $50 off at Amazon and Walmart.
Winter and coffee go together (it's science), but venturing outside to get that coffee in the middle of winter just plain sucks. As if you needed another reason to stay inside: numerous Keurigs are on sale at Amazon and Walmart today and the selection of discounted machines is even better than Cyber Monday.  It's worth noting that even when they're not on sale, Keurigs pay for themselves after about five weeks if you're used to a daily Starbucks habit. Whether you're in the market for a strong dark roast, a holiday-flavored iced latte, something to serve the whole office, or something cheap to meet a gift exchange price limit, there's something on sale for you. Read more...More about Coffee, Keurig, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Amazon
5 h
Mashable
Woman tries to walk in ridiculous high heels, breaks every part of her body
Ever watch a video so powerful it makes you simultaneously scream out loud, want to barf, and vow to solely wear nothing but flat shoes for the rest of your life? No? Well I regret to inform you that you're about to. This absolutely cursed video making the rounds on social media shows things going terribly wrong after a woman tries on massive red high heeled shoes in a clothing store. As one might guess, she falls. But it's so much worse than that. The way in which her body contorts itself is a complete freaking nightmare. SEE ALSO: These viral Instagram workout videos have gone too far Her ankle bends, her knees buckle, her arms are done for, and she even hits her head! It's one of the most mortifying yet impressive injuries we've ever seen. Read more...More about Shoes, Viral Video, Web Culture, Culture, and Web Culture
5 h
Mashable
Frasier was Photoshopped into a bookstore on Google Maps, and it's perfect
Frasier has left entered the building! McNally Jackson, an independent bookstore chain in New York City noticed that photos of their Williamsburg location were being altered on Google Maps. The alteration being: Dr. Frasier Crane, the popular character from the hit sitcom Frasier, was being Photoshopped into the bookstore's images. "Somebody is photoshopping Dr. Frasier Crane into our Williamsburg store on Google Maps and honestly that’s fine," McNally Jackson tweeted on Monday. Somebody is photoshopping Dr. Frasier Crane into our Williamsburg store on Google Maps and honestly that’s finepic.twitter.com/85ou9KnmbR — McNally Jackson (@mcnallyjackson) December 17, 2018 Read more... More about Photoshop, Google Maps, Fraiser, Book Shop, and Culture
6 h
Mashable
Apple Emoji Fail
Read more...More about Emoji, Mashable Reels, Tech, and Web Culture
6 h
Mashable
Save $100 and get free two-day shipping on the 'Asteroids' cabinet arcade game from Walmart
The popularity of barcades — AKA bars-cum-arcades — have proven people still yearn for the days you could spend a whole day at the arcade with friends.  But it would be nice to have an alternative to running up a bar tab to enjoy classic arcade games. Like, what if you could play those classic cabinet-style arcade games at home? Thankfully Walmart can help with that. The Arcade1Up Asteroids Machine is on sale for $199 on Walmart right now, which is $100 off the original price of $299. Walmart is also offering free two-day shipping on the cabinet if you can't wait or need an insanely good last-minute holiday gift. Read more...More about Gaming, Asteroids, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Linkshare, and Entertainment
6 h
Mashable
Snazzy new Jump e-bikes hint at Uber's e-scooter future
A swappable battery and no more clunky U-lock or keypad? These are just some of the changes coming in January on the red Jump electric-assist bicycles rentable through the Uber app. The next generation of the shared bikes was announced Tuesday, almost a year after Uber acquired the bicycle company and integrated the bike service onto its main platform. In cities where Jump already has bikes, like San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, and Washington, D.C., the bikes will roll out starting Jan. 7. Eventually, new cities will see the next generation of the red bicycles arrive this year. SEE ALSO: Behind the scenes with the vans and, yes, tricycles that make bike-shares ride smoothly Read more...More about Uber, Jump, Bike Sharing, Scooter, and E Bike
6 h
Mashable
8 times TV made us say 'Big Mood' in 2018
A lot happened in 2018. Probably too many things happened, but at least there was television to turn to when the going got tough. These are the TV moments that spoke to the way 2018 really made us feel, and perhaps even forced us to utter the most 2018 of phrases: "big mood." SEE ALSO: The 8 best returning TV shows of 2018 8. Tess doesn't want to talk to her parents on This Is Us Image: nbcListen, the Pearsons are clearly a loving family unit but it is emotionally and vocally impossible for them to solve as many problems as they do with a rehearsed-sounding, heartfelt speech. Every single family member constantly talks about their feelings and problems, and their primary method of comforting people is long, Jack Pearson-y speeches peppered with adorable personal anecdotes. Bravo to Tess Pearson, who came out to her parents in the midseason finale, and qualified that she did not want to talk to them about her sexuality. Like at all. Finally, a Pearson who understands the value of taking her own time to think about her feelings. Read more...More about Tv Shows 2018, End Of Year 2018, Big Mood Tv Moments, 8 Most Relatable Shows, and Entertainment
6 h
Mashable
App Store glitch causes millions of ratings to disappear from apps like Instagram
A glitch in the App Store seems to have caused a panic for app developers. Millions of app  ratings and reviews completely vanished from the App Store over the weekendThe Apple Post first noticed the disappearing ratings when developers started reporting that their apps were showing a sudden steep drop in rating and review counts. As 9to5Mac pointed out, some popular apps, like Instagram, lost millions of ratings, dropping from 8 million to almost zero reviews. “I think Apple just purged a bunch of App Store ratings,” tweeted app developer Jeff Johnson. “I suddenly went from 82 ratings to 39. My app is only 7 months old total. Not old ratings by any measure. This is a nightmare.” Read more...More about Apple, Ios, App Store, Glitch, and Tech
6 h
Mashable
Save over £100 and unwind with this Salter shiatsu back massager from the Amazon Christmas sale
Listen, we get it. It's December, you're tired, and you desperately need a rest. We all do.  Collectively we've almost made it to the end of the year and while some are celebrating with a much needed holiday, not all of us are in a position to get away and recharge.  Even though we might not be somewhere sunny with a cocktail in hand, that doesn't mean that we can't sit back and truly relax. The Salter back and shoulder shiatsu massager soothes sore muscles and tight knots that can build up over the year due to exercise and stress. Christmas is the perfect time to unwind and what better way to relax than with a massage in your own home? You can enjoy a massage that’s just right for you with the easy to use controller, soothing heat feature, vibration setting with multiple intensities, and more: Read more...More about Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo, Shiatsu Back Neck Massager, Christmas Sales, and Shiatsu Massager
7 h
Mashable
Miss Spain is the first-ever trans woman to compete in Miss Universe
Angela Ponce, a 27-year-old from Spain, became the first transgender woman to participate in the international competition. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Transgender, Spain, Model, and Miss Universe
7 h
Mashable
Teachers guess who is high from a lineup of strangers
As a teacher, you spend most of your time trying to determine who in your class is and is not high. It's a Herculean task, but someone's got to do it. A new video from Cut Video features teachers trying to determine whether these strangers they're presented with are high.  It's clear they're depressingly well-versed in the subject. Read more... More about Watercooler, Humor, Viral Videos, Culture, and Web Culture
7 h
Mashable
Snag the Instant Pot DUO Plus on Amazon for its lowest price yet and save $70
While waiting to the last minute isn't always the smart thing to do, it may have been a good call if you were still doing some holiday shopping.  Need proof? The 8-quart Instant Pot DUO Plus is on sale for its lowest price ever on Amazon right now. The Instant Pot DUO Plus 8-quart, 9-in-1 multi-use programmable cooker is $89.95 on Amazon, which is $70 off the original price of $159.95 and an *incredible* deal. [Editor's note: I bought three Instant Pots on Black Friday and I'm kicking myself for missing out on this superior deal.] There's plenty to love with the DUO Plus, whether you're shopping for a last-minute gift or taking advantage of the deals to treat yourself. It easily fills in for nine appliances thanks to the different modes (like yogurt maker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté, and more). And given the 8-quart size, it will be a useful tool in the kitchen for any upcoming dinner parties and other holidays. Read more...More about Mashable Shopping, Shopping Amazon, Shopping Solo, Mashable Deals, and Instant Pot Duo
7 h
Mashable
Lenovo's new Z5 Pro GT smartphone has 12GB of RAM
It's only been a few months since we've seen the first smartphones with 10GB of RAM, and Lenovo is already upping the ante with its Z5 Pro GT phone, which maxes out at a whopping 12GB of RAM according to Engadget.  And that's not all. The phone is basically a laundry list of bleeding-edge smartphone features, complete with a slide-out selfie camera and the latest mobile chip from Qualcomm.  SEE ALSO: The era of the 'hole punch' smartphone has begun The Z5 Pro GT is essentially a beefed-up version of the Z5 Pro, which came out last month. Besides the carbon-fiber-styled case and a few red visual details on the GT variant, the two phones look pretty much the same, down to the sliding mechanism that reveals the selfie camera (Engadget notes that it also reveals the speaker, meaning you can't really make a call without sliding the screen down, which is a bummer). No headphone jack on this one, either, but you do get a USB-C-to-3.5mm connector dongle.  Read more...More about Lenovo, 12gb Ram, Lenovo Z5 Pro Gt, Slider Phone, and Tech
7 h
Mashable
Office shoes will make your nine-to-five exponentially better
Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better. Office life isn't always the most pleasant. There's the coffee you inevitably spill while walking up the stairs, the lunch that disappears from the fridge, the temperature that's always either "Arctic tundra" or "unadulterated hellfire." But there is one way to exercise some control over your office experience: Get yourself a pair of office shoes. These, very plainly, are shoes that you keep in the office. They rarely, if ever, leave. In fact, they should not do so unless it's an emergency. My office shoes are a pair of silver flats with a weird and useless top zipper, and they live peacefully and permanently underneath my desk. They don't come out often, but when they do, I'm thrilled they're there. Read more...More about Fashion, Shoes, Essentials Week, Culture, and Work Life
7 h
Mashable
Serena Williams' daughter's doll Qai Qai is the biggest mood of 2018
Raise your hand if you felt personally victimized by 2018. Real Qai Qai understands your pain. Look, this year was rough. Nobody exemplifies it better than Qai Qai, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.'s sardonic doll who's constantly on the brink of existential crisis.  Tennis champion Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are far from relatable — they take power couple to a whole new level of untouchable — but their daughter's doll seems to embody what everyone felt during this rollercoaster of a year.  When the Qai Qai's account first began, there were only captionless photos of the doll in various states of disaster.  Read more...More about Twitter, Instagram, Serena Williams, Culture, and Web Culture
7 h
Mashable
Samsung Pro Chromebook, Apple Watch, iPad, Instant Pot, Xbox One X, Bose, SodaStream, and more on sale for Dec. 18
With only a week until Christmas, we found the best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Macy's. So if you're looking for a last-minute gift for the holidays, we looked high and low for deals on electronics like headphones and tablets, home products from Instant Pot, KitchenAid, and more, and Amazon devices, such as the all-new Kindle Paperwhite and the Fire TV Stick 4K. We also found deals on amazing online courses from Udemy, which are all on sale for $11.99. Here are the best deals for Tuesday, December 18: Tech gadgets and gizmos aplenty You can save $150 on the Samsung Pro 2-in-1 Chromebook from Best Buy, while you can also save $101 on the Xbox One X (1TB) at Walmart. Shop these and more tech deals below: Read more...More about Tech, Samsung, Chromebook, Bose, and Apple Ipad
7 h
Mashable
The best board game deals for the 'Game of Thrones' fanatic
Game of Thrones is popular, to put it lightly. Some fans as so enamoured by the world created by  George R.R. Martin that they want to fill their world with branded merch. Those fanatics are in luck, too, because nowadays there is a Game of Thrones edition of pretty much anything. You can have Game of Thrones socks, mugs, and even whisky. You can also pick up a range of Game of Thrones branded board games, that make an ideal gift for fans of the series. SEE ALSO: Johnnie Walker has teamed up with 'Game of Thrones' to unveil new limited-edition White Walker Whisky  In the Amazon Christmas sale you can pick up the Game of Thrones version of Monopoly, Cluedo, and Risk, all at reduced prices. If you grab these games now they'll be with you in time for Christmas, and delight any mega-fan in your family: Read more...More about Board Games, Game Of Thrones, Monopoly, Mashable Shopping, and Christmas Sales
7 h
Mashable
Last-minute gifts on Amazon: Order by Dec. 18 to get free delivery by Christmas Eve
If you have managed to put off holiday shopping thus far, congrats — you're not totally screwed. Amazon has extended their "free delivery by Christmas Eve" promo until Dec. 18, meaning you still have some time left to squeeze in last-minute gifts. We're guessing you're in one of these pickles: You're a world champion procrastinator You forgot to get a gift for the office gift exchange Someone who you didn't get a gift for got you a gift, so now you need to get them one so you don't look like an asshole You actually did order stuff on time, but it's not what you expected and you need a plan B Read more... More about Mashable Shopping, Shopping Amazon, Gift Guide 2018, Gift Guide, and Lifestyle
7 h
Mashable
Learn the secrets of your ancestry with the discounted MyHeritage DNA test kit
You can give something flashy this Christmas, or something expensive, but sometimes it's the more personal things that matter most. With a DNA test kit, you can give the gift of knowledge, and an invaluable insight into someone's ancestry. What could be more personal than that? As part of the Amazon Christmas sale, the MyHeritage DNA test kit is currently on sale for just £48, a 26% saving on the list price of £65. With the kit you can discover the secrets of your ancestry and find relatives you never knew existed on both sides. The test involves a simple cheek swap that only takes two minutes. Post your sample in the provided envelope to the state-of-the-art MyHeritage DNA lab for analysis and in four weeks you will be invited to view your results online in your private and secure MyHeritage account. Read more...More about Amazon, Dna Test, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo, and Christmas Sales
8 h
Mashable
YouTuber pranks package thieves with glorious, stinky glitter bombs
Tis the season for a pile of packages on the front porch and the dastardly Grinches who pilfer them, so enter YouTuber Mark Rober who went to great lengths to punish porch pirates nabbing boxes off doorsteps.  In the above video, Rober walks us through his problem (someone swiping his packages) and comes up with a brilliant solution (a magnificent glitter bomb). And, boy, does he go all in with his contraption, featuring multiple cell phones to record the action, GPS, lots and lots of glitter, and even fart spray. What unfolds next is a glorious, probably real series of videos of would-be package thieves getting some glittery, stinky comeuppance, something that can surely make us all feel a bit warmer and cheerier this holiday season. Read more...More about Mark Rober, Package Thief, Glitter Bomb, Culture, and Web Culture
8 h
Mashable
The winners and losers of Trump comedy in 2018
From one wild White House Correspondents' Dinner to a hidden camera show that changed the game, 2018's comedy landscape was brimming with political takedowns. At the center of it all: Donald J. Trump.  Whether you delight in partisan mockery or find the whole situation terrifying and exhausting, you were almost certainly audience to one or more orange zingers this year. Wondering who mastered the craft and who failed to stick the landing? Don't worry, we kept track so you didn't have to.  SEE ALSO: The 8 best returning TV shows of 2018 Here's a look at this year's highest highs and lowest lows in the world of Trump comedy.  Read more...More about Comedy, Snl, Donald Trump, John Oliver, and Alec Baldwin
8 h
Mashable
So your parents want to get high. Here are 8 YouTube videos that can help.
So your parents want to get stoned. First of all, and let's all say it together, hell yeah.  However, and this is the tricky part, it's been a while since they've smoked marijuana — if they ever smoked at all — and the weed landscape has changed radically over the last few decades. Thankfully, you, their loving child, are 100 percent here for them. It's time to answer the call and help your parents get appropriately ripped.   But, where to start? You don't want to take it too fast and end up scaring them off. And there are some real, albeit manageable, concerns. Sure, recreational pot is legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia, but just because smoking a joint or eating an edible in one of those locales won't land someone in the slammer doesn't mean it doesn't come with its own set of pitfalls. You know, the Maureen Dowd effect. Read more...More about Marijuana, Weed, High Tech High, Watercooler, and Other
8 h
Mashable
Women are harassed every 30 seconds on Twitter, major study finds
If you're a woman with an opinion on Twitter, chances are you've been harassed, abused, or even threatened. But, a new major study by Amnesty International has explored the horrifying prevalence of this abuse.  The study — conducted with global artificial intelligence software company Element AI —analysed 228,000 tweets sent to 778 women politicians and journalists in the UK and U.S. in 2017.  SEE ALSO: The most harassed women online share why they’re not logging off The findings revealed that 1.1 million "abusive or problematic tweets" were sent to the women in the study across the year — one every 30 seconds on average.  Read more...More about Twitter, Harassment, Abuse, Culture, and Identities
Mashable
The best UK deals for Tuesday: Beats headphones, Ultimate Ears speakers, Playstation bundles, and more
The Amazon Christmas sale only has a few more days to run and you're therefore running out of time to pick up a great bargain. In today's round-up of the best deals from across the sale, we have found the best audio offers for you, including deals on speakers and headphones. Before we get to that, though, we need to talk about the deal of the day. What good is a great set of speakers or a stylish pair of headphones without something to listen to? Amazon Music Unlimited is currently available for just £0.99 for three months. It would usually cost £9.99 a month, so this really is a stunning price. This deal is available until Jan. 2 but why delay when the Christmas break is fast approaching? Read more...More about Gaming, Playstation 4, Headphones, Speakers, and Mashable Shopping
Mashable
Sandra Bullock plays a gloriously NSFW-sounding game
"Bullock or Bollocks" sounds pretty dodgy, but it isn't anywhere near as NSFW as it may first appear. Essentially it involves Stephen Colbert reading out a list of "facts" about Sandra Bullock his team found on the internet (skip to 5:00 in the clip above). She then has to confirm whether or not they are in fact true (i.e. whether they're "Bullock" or "bollocks"). So we now know Bullock is indeed allergic to horses, and her grandfather was (apparently) a rocket scientist. She also seems like a super fun person to hang out with. Read more... More about The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Sandra Bullock, Culture, and Celebrities
Mashable
The youth activists who proved critics wrong in 2018
In 2018, youth activism became synonymous with the gun control movement created by Florida high school students, who survived a mass shooting that killed 17 people.  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students made headlines for months after the February shooting in Parkland. They began by calling for gun control, and then the floodgates opened. As they organized rallies, walkouts, a voting tour, celebrity partnerships (Cc: Mark Ruffalo), and get out the vote campaigns under the banner March For Our Lives, young people across the country made their voices heard.  The young activists made it clear they care about issues like immigration rights, climate change, and LGBTQ equality, too. Young people have often been at the forefront of social movements, but in 2018 they dominated social media conversations, news coverage, forced politicians to respond, and made headlines when they voted at historic rates. An exit poll showed about 31 percent of people aged 18 to 29 voted in the midterms, up from 2014's 21 percent.  Read more...More about Activism, Activists, Activist, Teens, and End Of Year 2018
Mashable
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jimmy Fallon sing glorious festive parodies of 2018's top songs
Did you know that when there's enough positive, musical energy in a room, Lin-Manuel Miranda materialises?  That's exactly what happened on The Tonight Show, when Miranda joined host Jimmy Fallon to sing a medley of holiday versions of the top hits of 2018. Please enjoy these holiday-themd parodies of Ariana Grande, Migos, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, and Cardi B.  If this doesn't get you in festive spirit, nothing will.  Read more... More about Lin Manuel Miranda, Jimmy Fallon, Christmas Music, Culture, and Talk Show
Mashable
Sleep like a baby with this luxe bamboo sheet set that just went on sale
If "seeing visions of sugarplums" is code for "getting restful sleep," you'd hope it's happening more than just on Christmas Eve. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a third of us don't get enough slumber (at least seven hours per night) on a regular basis, which can lead to chronic conditions including high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and something called "frequent mental distress." That's... not great. Consider for a moment that addressing your dozing woes may require little more than a change of bedding. (Worth a shot, right?) The Bamboo Comfort 6-Piece Luxury Sheet Set is silky-soft — softer than 1,000-thread count Egyptian cotton, in fact — and crafted from breathable, organic fabric that's wrinkle-resistant, hypo-allergenic, and environmentally friendly. Plus, they're available in your choice of five hues — white, sage, grey, ivory, and taupe — all of which stay vibrant after multiple washes.  Read more...More about Sleep, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Stackcommerce, Lifestyle, and Work Life
Mashable
This wireless charger doubles as a stand and is on sale for less than $30
Isn't it funny that the more connected the world gets, the less we want to deal with wires? It already happened with wireless earphones. Humans in the 21st century now deem it more acceptable to have Q-tip-resembling audio devices sticking out of our ears for aural enjoyment. And besides, it eliminates the hassle of having to unfurl a jumbled mess of cords, which is the biggest drawback of their wired counterparts. The latest things to receive the wireless treatment are chargers. Thanks to the rise of Qi-enabled gadgets, we are now afforded the option of placing our devices down on a surface for a quick recharge, instead of the alternative: crouching under tables and inevitably bumping our heads (and risk sustaining a concussion) just to reach the plug. Read more...More about Smartphone, Wireless Charging, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Stackcommerce, and Mashable Deals
Mashable
Cardi B 'Carpool Karaoke' is 14 minutes of pure, hilarious chaos
There's so much that happens in Cardi B's 14-minute Carpool Karaoke episode that it's sort of hard to break it all down. It starts with an energetic rendition of "Bodak Yellow", then quickly moves on to what may be the world's most chaotic driving lesson — before ending with an enthusiastic performance in Culver City Senior Centre. A bumpy ride, but definitely an entertaining one. Read more... More about Uk, James Corden, Carpool Karaoke, The Late Late Show With James Corden, and Cardi B
Mashable
All hail the drag Hormone Monstress dancing to 'bubble bath'
Bubble baths are everything, and this drag queen gets it. Connie, the chaotic Hormone Monstress from Big Mouth who loves a good, hot bubble bath, is the mentor we all wish we had during puberty. Drag queen Miss Toto brought the animated walking disaster to life in an incredible performance in Miami.  SEE ALSO: Nick Kroll's Netflix series 'Big Mouth' is the candid conversation about sex you never had as a teen In the viral video posted to Twitter, Miss Toto opens her number with Connie's iconic "bubble bath" dialogue before vogueing in the massive fur costume.  Voiced by Maya Rudolph, the way Connie says "bubble bath" is so infectious, people have created supercuts of it.  Read more...More about Twitter, Drag Queen, Big Mouth, Culture, and Web Culture
Mashable
A Snapchat movie may be coming soon
Soon, there might be nothing ephemeral about the early history of Snapchat. A screenplay about the birth of Snapchat has just been crowned the most-liked script to make the rounds in Hollywood this year, according to an annual industry list. It's called Frat Boy Genius, and is a fictionalized docu-drama about Evan Spiegel and the creation of Snapchat.  Frat Boy Genius earned the top spot on something called the Black List. Every year, Hollywood executives vote on which scripts that have passed their desk in the last year they liked the most. The scripts that get the most votes then make the list, in descending order.  Read more...More about Snapchat, The Social Network, Evan Speigel, Tech, and Social Media Companies
Mashable
'Donald' cracks the annual worst-passwords list
"donald" cracked SplashData's annual top 100 list of the most common passwords. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Donald Trump, Passwords, 2018, and Password Security
Mashable
Send your exes' worst texts to SheRateDogs and laugh through the pain
There are few places more supportive than a public bathroom full of drunk girls, and SheRateDogs is the digital version of that. SEE ALSO: The skate culture parody of Instagram poets calls out bad men If you've ever had the beautiful experience of being in a women's restroom in a bar or club, you'll understand how emotionally validating total strangers can be. Random women will bombard you with compliments on your makeup, helpfully tuck the tag back into your bodysuit, and give (unsolicited, but still appreciated) advice on your love life. More often than not, they'll echo Britney Spears' iconic T-shirt: DUMP HIM.  Read more...More about Twitter, Dating, Culture, and Web Culture
1 d
Mashable