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LOL educators, good luck with your war on social media

LOL educators, good luck with your war on social media

Schools may provide students with a wealth of academic knowledge, but do they really think they have what it takes to outsmart children when it comes to social media? The battle between educational institutions and social media’s been brewing for years, but the latest attempt to prevent children from being distracted by their beloved mobiles? […]

These Ethiopian superheroes fight for girls' rights in badass new TV series

These Ethiopian superheroes fight for girls' rights in badass new TV series

Africa’s biggest social issues and taboos are no match for these girls. A revolutionary new cartoon series called Tibeb Girls features a group of three young superheroes, who unite to make rural Ethiopian communities safer for girls experiencing gender-based violence and discrimination. SEE ALSO: Meet the Ethiopian community getting access to clean water for the […]

Snapchat's constant evolution shows it won't let itself be crushed by Facebook

Snapchat's constant evolution shows it won't let itself be crushed by Facebook

Limitless snaps? Looping snaps?!  SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s finally offering more location data to advertisers Snapchat changed the game Tuesday with several new product features that had some diehard users cringing. Snap has shown a willingness to change often and radically, but the most recent changes show that even the most sacred cows can be slaughtered. […]

Dude is so thirsty he actually believes that threesome invitation at Buckingham Place is real

Dude is so thirsty he actually believes that threesome invitation at Buckingham Place is real

A woman was so sick of receiving unsolicited dick pics from men on Snapchat that she decided to get revenge in the most British way ever — she sent a guy to Buckingham Palace under the fake promise of a threesome. SEE ALSO: New Snapchat geofilter to lure teen voters in Scotland Tara Natasha, a […]

Amazon's Echo Show stands on the shoulders of these failed internet appliances

Amazon's Echo Show stands on the shoulders of these failed internet appliances

Here’s a steaming hot take for you: With the Echo Show, Amazon is playing Apple’s game by taking something that has existed in many forms before and owning it as though it’s an original idea.  That’s right, the groundbreaking device that Amazon just dropped on everyone has been around for almost two decades, in various […]

The 'Avatar' sequels cast a key new character, so they must be real

The 'Avatar' sequels cast a key new character, so they must be real

Those long-delayed Avatar sequels have just taken a big step forward. Fear the Walking Dead star Cliff Curtis has been cast as a new lead for Avatars 2 through 5. He joins Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, who are set to reprise their roles from the first Avatar.  SEE ALSO: You can probably (maybe?) trust […]

South Korea is building the world's biggest self-driving car complex

South Korea is building the world's biggest self-driving car complex

South Korea is making a big move into the self-driving car development space. Like, “building an entire mock-city dedicated for self-driving cars” big. The country’s government will open K-City, an 88-acre urban complex constructed specifically to test autonomous vehicles, later this October, according to Business Korea.  The test bed, which is designed to mimic real […]

Why the Echo Show could be Amazon’s most disruptive product

Why the Echo Show could be Amazon’s most disruptive product

You might want to take a close look at Amazon Echo Show, because it’s about to change everything. Amazon, which is on a product-release tear, revealed on Tuesday its latest Echo device, the roughly 8 x 8-inch, 2 and a half pound, 7-inch-screen-sporting Echo Show. SEE ALSO: Microsoft may be running the biggest Turing test […]

How a video game survived the death of its publisher

How a video game survived the death of its publisher

After the developers behind Darksiders finished the second game in the series, its publisher THQ went bankrupt. The developers weren’t done making Darksiders games, though. In the video above, the studio that created Darksiders — now operating under the name Gunfire Games — discusses how they went from a surefire series into an unknowable future, […]

'Counter-Strike' Major rematch feels like a WWE pay-per-view

'Counter-Strike' Major rematch feels like a WWE pay-per-view

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What to expect at Microsoft Build 2017

What to expect at Microsoft Build 2017

Developer conference season has officially kicked into high gear.  Microsoft Build is about to get underway, and we’re expecting the show will be as jam-packed with news as ever. SEE ALSO: Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update is an OS done right This year Microsoft has moved the conference back to Seattle after holding it in […]

‘Selfie decks’ are the hot new trend you’re not invited to

‘Selfie decks’ are the hot new trend you’re not invited to

The quest for those sweet, sweet favourites and retweets can feel like the search for the Holy Grail. But, get yourself into a “selfie deck” — a secret Twitter community — and you’ll never find yourself wanting again.  SEE ALSO: The Instagram ‘pods’ using likes to fight the new algorithm So, what the hell is […]

Tracy Morgan Netflix special 'Staying Alive' gets first trailer

Tracy Morgan Netflix special 'Staying Alive' gets first trailer

“I missed doing this,” Tracy Morgan admits in the first trailer for his new Netflix comedy special, Staying Alive, which Mashable is debuting exclusively. Seeing the comedian back on stage almost three years after a devastating traffic collision that killed Morgan’s friend, James “Jimmy Mac” McNair, and left Morgan with traumatic brain injury, you realize […]