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Characters like this are why 'SNL' star Kate McKinnon has won 2 Emmys in a row

Characters like this are why 'SNL' star Kate McKinnon has won 2 Emmys in a row

The three alien abductees with wildly different experiences have returned to Earth — and Saturday Night Live, reprising their first appearance from 2015. This time, at least poor Kate McKinnon gets a Ryan Gosling gropefest out of the deal. Gosling and Cecily Strong returned to form as unassuming rednecks recounting blissful experiences of meeting beings […]

The pope is about to drop bars and the internet loves it

The pope is about to drop bars and the internet loves it

Sorry, Kendrick. The pope is the greatest rapper alive.  On Saturday, His Holiness was on a flight from Cairo to Rome, where he warned about the devastating effects of a war with North Korea.  A serious topic, for sure. But the internet was too distracted by the above photo to care about the message. Francis: […]

'Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2' already crosses $100 million at the box office

'Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2' already crosses $100 million at the box office

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 doesn’t open in the United States until May 5, but international box office returns portend good times ahead for the latest Marvel space adventure. Across 37 international openings, Guardians 2 has picked up an estimated $101.2 million in ticket sales. It’s on pace for a #1 box office finish […]

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Characters like this are why 'SNL' star Kate McKinnon has won 2 Emmys in a row

Characters like this are why 'SNL' star Kate McKinnon has won 2 Emmys in a row

The three alien abductees with wildly different experiences have returned to Earth — and Saturday Night Live, reprising their first appearance from 2015. This time, at least poor Kate McKinnon gets a Ryan Gosling gropefest out of the deal. Gosling and Cecily Strong returned to form as unassuming rednecks recounting blissful experiences of meeting beings […]

Ryan Gosling almost saved jazz on 'SNL' until Emma Stone showed up

Ryan Gosling almost saved jazz on 'SNL' until Emma Stone showed up

Ryan Gosling saving jazz in La La Land is inarguably the Oscar-winning film’s greatest legacy, and certainly one of Gosling’s — thanks to him we have jazz, because he saved it — and Gosling used his Saturday Night Live season-premiere monologue to remind us of his jazz-saving. But like every jazz-savior’s tale, this one ended […]

Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump returns to 'SNL' wearing a golf shirt, of course

Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump returns to 'SNL' wearing a golf shirt, of course

Alec Baldwin decided not to retire his Emmy-winning President Trump impression after all, kicking off season 43 of Saturday Night Live with a catch-all cold open that brought The Donald back from his important golf trip to deal with such national crises as … disciplining a naughty little “bad boy” Jeff Sessions. “Sometimes, when you’re […]

Leaked NBA memo instructs that players, coaches must stand during the national anthem

Leaked NBA memo instructs that players, coaches must stand during the national anthem

For our latest edition of “professional sports organizations really don’t get it” we highlight the National Basketball League. A Friday memo sent by the league to all players and coaches made a point of reinforcing an existing rule that everyone is required to stand for the national anthem. It then goes on to suggest other […]

NBA to players and coaches: You must stand for the national anthem

NBA to players and coaches: You must stand for the national anthem

For our latest edition of “professional sports organizations really don’t get it” we highlight the National Basketball League. A Friday memo sent by the league to all players and coaches made a point of reinforcing an existing rule that everyone is required to stand for the national anthem. It then goes on to suggest other […]

Uber is definitely not happy with Travis Kalanick's board appointments

Uber is definitely not happy with Travis Kalanick's board appointments

Ousted Uber CEO but still-Uber-board-member Travis Kalanick named two new directors to Uber’s board without consulting anyone else at the ride-hailing company he founded.  Despite Kalanick’s looming presence over Uber, the people actually running the company now were not happy with his scheme.  SEE ALSO: Uber CEO admits ‘we’ve got things wrong’ in open letter […]

How to activate Dark Mode in iOS 11

How to activate Dark Mode in iOS 11

The new “Smart Invert” feature in iOS 11 is a dark mode, but smarter.  For a while, Apple has been trying features to ease the nighttime burden on our eyes when they’re staring at screens, with greyscale mode in iOS 8 and Night Shift in iOS 9. Smart Invert, iOS 11’s go at eye relief, […]

The Simpsons meets Game of Thrones in this season premiere sneak peek

The Simpsons meets Game of Thrones in this season premiere sneak peek

Everyone is obsessed with Game of Thrones these days — even the The Simpsons. America’s favorite TV family is paying homage to the HBO hit in the Season 29 premiere, “The Serfsons,” and we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at the episode. After almost 30 years on air, long-suffering bartender Moe Szyslak has had to […]

Jane Fonda wasn't even the worst part of Megyn Kelly's terrible first week

Jane Fonda wasn't even the worst part of Megyn Kelly's terrible first week

No one expected Megyn Kelly’s move from inflammatory Fox News host to soft-focus daytime talk show host to be a smooth ride but, if the first week is any indication, it’s going to be a lot more awkward than we could have imagined. SEE ALSO: Megyn Kelly debuts her new morning show and Twitter hated […]

Get 5 years of free Netflix so you can stop using your parents' password

Get 5 years of free Netflix so you can stop using your parents' password

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Why is Will Byers spitting alien eggs into the sink? What happened to Eleven? Is Hop working for the shadow government? Will we ever get justice for Barb?! These are probably just some of the questions that have […]

Star Wars Halloween costumes for your pet are always a good idea

Star Wars Halloween costumes for your pet are always a good idea

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The galaxy may be far, far away, but Halloween is sooner than you think. It’s time to get those costumes figured out. Look no further than the Star Wars universe. SEE ALSO: There’s a major sale on Star […]

For teens, by teens: A new startup accelerator embraces tech's youth movement

For teens, by teens: A new startup accelerator embraces tech's youth movement

It’s a tried and true trope of startups: the 21-year-old college dropout founder with a brilliant idea. These days, however, 21 just ain’t that young. A startup accelerator called the Tardigrade Group wants to push future founders to get started earlier. The startup incubator for teens, by teens, recruits and supports entrepreneurial high-schoolers that want […]

New study finds small percentage of Macs are running insecure firmware

New study finds small percentage of Macs are running insecure firmware

If you own a Mac and haven’t upgraded to the new High Sierra OS, your system could be vulnerable to threats like Thunderstrike, a malware attack that enters through your computer’s Thunderbolt port. Researchers from Duo Security published a white paper today explaining the potential issues, which was first noticed by 9to5Mac. The firm analyzed […]