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Charity speedrun commentator tells distracting audience to stand in front of a bus

At the top level of competitive gaming, the best of the best give it their all to win big. On their way to victory, professional esports players will inevitably make some jaw-dropping plays… or epic fails. Each week, Mashable rounds up the most mind-blowing highlights in esports for your enjoyment. Over the past week, Overwatch […]

Ed Sheeran just scored his first No. 1 song with ‘Shape of You’

Ed Sheeran‘s 2017 is shaping up quite nicely — he just made Billboard history by becoming the first to have two songs debut in the Hot 100 Top 10.  “Shape of You” is the British singer’s first song to hit the top slot of the Billboard Hot 100 and “Castle On the Hill” is not […]

What the end of Vine means for creativity on the internet

Vine, one of the internet’s most creative social platforms, shuts down today, leaving behind a legacy of comedy, magic, music, vulgarity and the inherent frailty of our social media obsessions. Similar to its parent company, Twitter, Vine couldn’t grow beyond its roots. There were millions of users but only a fraction of them created the […]

Internet Archive wants to get rid of link rot

You know that thing where you’re reading something interesting but then you see a super interesting link and you’re like, yeah, I’m gonna click the shit out of this, and then you do, and your computer fritzes, blinks at you, and then you get a 404 error? Internet Archive has built a tool to make […]

Margot Robbie totally transforms into Tonya Harding for biopic

Margot Robbie’s moment is just beginning.  Though it’s still in production, the first images have surfaced of Robbie as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya.  The Australian actress is strapping on her skates to portray the American figure skater, who famously pleaded guilty to orchestrating an attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan in 1994. SEE ALSO: […]

I’m a millennial and, believe me, coffee is not the reason I’m broke

There are many of life’s little luxuries I could live without, but coffee is not one of them. That’s why I was dismayed to read yet another article shaming me for spending my money on skinny lattes and espressos.  This morning, as I trawled through my Twitter feed with bleary, pre-caffeinated eyes, I saw the […]

London’s most popular man on Happn tells us how to build the best profile

LONDON — Being an online dater might bring a wealth of possible matches to your fingertips, but attracting those matches isn’t all that simple. That’s why carefully crafting your profile is of the utmost importance.  SEE ALSO: Guys show us their best poses for Tinder profile photos But with no real rulebook for creating the […]

India opens its first school for transgender people

India’s southern state of Kerala is now home to the country’s first school for transgender people.  Set up by an LGBTQ activist in the city of Kochi, Sahaj International will admit transgender adults who dropped out of mainstream schooling because of discrimination, the BBC reported.  SEE ALSO: India’s first transgender college principal resigns as colleagues […]

The science of the puke-filled space date on ‘The Bachelor’

The Bachelor got a little spacey on Monday night.  Bachelor Nick Viall and contestant Vanessa Grimaldi, a special education teacher from Montreal, took a flight aboard a plane that designed to simulate the feeling of weightlessness you get in space. All in all, it’s a pretty nerdy outing for a show that once sent a […]

‘Rogue One’ wasn’t all that empowering for women, data says

Rogue One was the second Star Wars movie in as many years to boast a female lead. Jyn Erso, leader of the team that stole the Death Star plans, and Mon Mothma, leader of the Rebel Alliance, gave hope to anyone who believes in gender equality — even in a galaxy far, far away. But […]

Trump is using Facebook ads to unload Inauguration tickets

With just a few days remaining until is inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump seems to be taking strange steps to unload tickets for the big event, scheduled for this Friday, January 20, 2017. SEE ALSO: Don’s Johns: Port-a-potties get censored for Trump’s inauguration Several users have noticed a sponsored video from Trump appearing on their Facebook […]

At least one version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 could have a massive 6-inch screen

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 is shaping up to be quite the feature-packed flagship phone. The latest rumors suggest Samsung could grow the displays yet again for the S8 — and without significantly increasing the overall dimensions of the phones over the current S7 and S7 Edge. SEE ALSO: Everything we think we know about the […]

Facebook spent even more on Oculus than everyone realizes

Back in March 2014, Facebook announced it acquired Oculus, the “leader in immersive virtual reality technology, for a total of approximately $2 billion.”  Turns out that was fake news — or maybe just a poorly written lede.  SEE ALSO: How Oculus could revive the 3D-printing revolution that never happened Facebook did acquire Oculus, but the […]