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Here's what 'Stranger Things' would look like if it were a romantic comedy

Netflix has embraced the sweet nostalgia surrounding its monster hit series Stranger Things. First, the company released mash-up movie posters for the upcoming second season of its hit paranormal thriller. Now Netflix is taking it one step further by releasing a romantic comedy re-cut of Stranger Things. SEE ALSO: The Duffers insist we call it […]

Snapchat's next trick: More dancing hot dogs, but as ads

Snapchat's next trick: More dancing hot dogs, but as ads

Snapchat just turned on another money maker.   The app launched sponsored 3D world lenses on Thursday. Now, brands can create augmented reality ads within the popular teen app. These can be characters like Snap’s homegrown star “the dancing hot dog” or other objects.  SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s new sky-changing filters make even boring snaps look […]

Use your phone as a microscope with this smartphone lens kit

Use your phone as a microscope with this smartphone lens kit

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Sometimes it’s the small stuff that deserves our attention: whether you’re noticing the vibrant color of a flower or zooming in to see the texture of a painting. If you want to capture incredible details in your smartphone […]

A grammar app to pretend you don't suck at writing

A grammar app to pretend you don't suck at writing

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The feeling is torturous. You just sent out a vital work email visible to all the bigwigs at your company, but as soon as you hit ’send,’ you notice a glaring typo. You’re already starting to sweat. “Can […]

We at Twitter have heard your feedback and are proud to announce: the bird logo now has long legs

We at Twitter have heard your feedback and are proud to announce: the bird logo now has long legs

Hello friends and users! As you all know, we at Twitter HQ are so, so truly thankful for all of your thoughtful feedback over the years. We love our users, and we never stop trying our best to make Twitter a safe and fun place for your thoughts. With that in mind, we could not […]

Attention, evil overlords: Aston Martin is building a submarine

Attention, evil overlords: Aston Martin is building a submarine

There’s one utility vehicle no supervillain or famous spy can live without: A submarine.  And soon, James Bond/Lex Luthor wannabes will be able to buy one with Aston Martin’s brand name.  SEE ALSO: Everything we know about James Bond’s new car, the Aston Martin DB10 The British luxury car maker announced on Thursday that it’s […]

Moscow's facial recognition CCTV network is the biggest example of surveillance society yet

Moscow's facial recognition CCTV network is the biggest example of surveillance society yet

We already knew that the city of Moscow is saturated with CCTV cameras, but we’ve only just learned the extent that the city is able to conduct surveillance on its citizens. NTechLab is a bold Russian company that is at the forefront of the most talked about technology around, facial recognition.  SEE ALSO: This creepy […]

Maye Musk — yes, Elon's mom — becomes CoverGirl at age 69

Maye Musk — yes, Elon's mom — becomes CoverGirl at age 69

Maye Musk—a.k.a. Elon’s mom—has just become a CoverGirl at the age of 69.  SEE ALSO: Don’t expect Elon Musk’s mother to leave Earth anytime soon Makeup brand CoverGirl announced that the fashion and beauty model—who’s been in the biz for over five decades—is their newest addition to their “lineup of fierce women leading the charge […]

No, that viral picture doesn't show Hugh Hefner lighting a cigarette for Marilyn Monroe

No, that viral picture doesn't show Hugh Hefner lighting a cigarette for Marilyn Monroe

People are sharing on Twitter tributes to Hugh Hefner, the Playboy founder who just died, aged 91, at his Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.  SEE ALSO: ‘Playboy’ founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91 Many people paid tribute mentioning Marilyn Monroe, who famously appeared on the very first cover of the first issue of Playboy magazine […]

There's a new 'Skyrim' survival mode because fantasy warriors need food, too

There's a new 'Skyrim' survival mode because fantasy warriors need food, too

Behold the mighty Dovahkiin, hero of Skyrim! There they stand — oh wait no actually they’re curled up in a foetal position, shivering due to acute hypothermia and malnutrition… SEE ALSO: ‘Skyrim’ player’s dating life is literally all of us It’s been six years since Skyrim first graced our consoles, but yesterday Bethesda announced an […]

Google Pixel 2 phones specs have leaked online

Google Pixel 2 phones specs have leaked online

A week ahead of the official announcement, an (almost) complete spec sheet for Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones has leaked.  The news comes via Android Authority, whose staff has seen an internal document listing the specs, and confirmed it with a source with knowledge of Google’s plans.  SEE ALSO: Pics of Google’s […]

Facebook is trying to match blood donors with those who need it

Facebook is trying to match blood donors with those who need it

Facebook is rolling out a new feature to help blood donors, and the people who need it in India find each other. On Oct. 1, India’s National Blood Donor Day, Facebook will start prompting users to sign up as blood donors. People will see the prompt in their timelines, and can tag themselves as donors […]

Pixel 2 specs leak: Stereo speakers, no headphone jack

Pixel 2 specs leak: Stereo speakers, no headphone jack

A week ahead of the official announcement, an (almost) complete spec sheet for Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones has leaked.  The news comes via Android Authority, whose staff has seen an internal document listing the specs, and confirmed it with a source with knowledge of Google’s plans.  SEE ALSO: Pics of Google’s […]