The Australian fast-food pie joint, Pie Face, which had the daunting task of trying to embed our weird pie habits into New York City has decided it is all too hard
Last week the company, which as founded in Sydney in 2003, announced it had gone into voluntary administration, according to Smart Company. That follows the closing of six of the seven New York stores this year, less than three years after the initial rapid expansion into the region. (In a voluntary administration period, the director hands over control of the company to an independent administrator to protect assets while the business’s next move is assessed.) Read more...
LOS ANGELES — Well, throw a lasso around us and demand the truth if Warner Bros. didn't just hire a woman to direct Wonder Woman.
Though it considered men for the job, too, the studio had telegraphed that it wanted a female helmer for its DC Comics franchise spinoff starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince. They found her in Michelle MacLaren, the prolific TV director and producer whose extensive work as a director and executive producer on Breaking Bad won her primetime Emmys the last two years running, Mashable has confirmed.
The San Francisco Chronicle had earlier confirmed that Sandoval, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda by teammates and fans, has locked down a five-year deal with Boston, pending the results of a physical, and that the team would make an announcement soon. Read more...
A rapper is facing 25 years to life in a California prison — because the district attorney's office in San Diego says his lyrics inspired nine gang shootings.
Brandon Duncan, a 33-year old rapper who also goes by the name Tiny Doo, will stand trial starting Dec. 4 under a California law passed by voters in 2000 that allows prosecutors to charge gang members who benefit from crimes committed by other gang members
The prosecutor, deputy district attorney Anthony Campagna, argues Duncan sold more copies of No Safety, an album with a photo of a gun and bullets on the cover, thanks to his gang ties. Read more...
Her generosity coincides with the Nov. 24 release of her four-disc Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set, the re-release of last year's surprise self-titled visual album
Four of the 17 videos — "Drunk In Love," "XO," "Pretty Hurts" and "Partition" — had been previously uploaded. Monday's push included 13 new uploads for solo tracks as well as songs featuring Blue Ivy, Frank Ocean, Drake and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Read more...
Just because business travelers are out of office, doesn't mean they're not at work.
According to Expedia, 39% of business travelers say they spend more time working on the road than they do in the office. That statistic was likely much smaller a decade ago, when Wi-Fi was less prevalent and smartphones were in their infancy
Today, however, business travelers have become adept at setting up mobile offices on the fly — whether at the airport, in the car or in their hotel room. There's no reason to fall behind just because you're on the road Read more...
By scrapping the wig-donning presidents and flags and replacing them with minimalist geometric patterning and vibrant illustrations, Purrington opened up a portal into futuristic America.
Not to be overlooked, he left a few subtle nods to American traditionalism beneath the shiny coat of modernity. Purrington told Mashable that the colored triangles on the bills represent the olive branch, peace or diplomacy and the non-colored triangles represent the arrows of defense for the nation during unrest Read more...
In upper Alaska, after the day's work was completed and supper had been eaten, it was time for those around the fire to lean close and listen. It was time to share a story.
Storytelling is the timeless art of the of the Iñupiat people, who have lived in northern Alaska for thousands of years. Like many other Native people, the stories were rich histories passed through generations. But as Native Alaskans move into urban areas and away from their traditional upbringing, where can those legends still live?
A short answer could be video games. While many Native people across America have seen their imagery and art appropriated in media, a small studio teamed up with leaders from the Cook Inlet Tribal Counsel to create Never Alone, a game that accurately reflects the Iñupiat people and their history. It's a game that tells the story of a young girl, Nuna, searching for the cause of a terrible blizzard laying waste to her village. Along the way she receives help from spirits who inhabit the land, nature and wildlife Read more...
As Giving Tuesday approaches on Dec. 2, marking the third annual global effort to kick off the holiday giving season, people around the world are deciding how to donate their money and time to causes, charities and nonprofits
According to a recent Harris Poll on charitable donations in the U.S., overall giving increased in 2013 — the first time since the 2008 recession. One in four Americans feel it's their personal responsibility to help make the world a better place by being actively involved in causes and issues, while an additional 17% believe it's important to volunteer and donate to charity. Read more...
Move over, chiptunes. There is an even geekier way to capture the 8-bit tunes of gaming yesteryear.
YouTuber MrSolidSnake745 played one of the most iconic songs from Super Nintendo's Super Mario World — "Athlete's Rag" — on eight floppy drives, using software to get the drives' motors to output a certain frequency in a series of mechanical hums.
A Tinder cofounder and VP who left the company is reportedly gearing up to launch a new "respectful" dating app, Bumble
Whitney Wolfe left Tinder earlier this year and sued the company's CMO, Justin Mateen, who was also her ex-boyfriend for alleged sexual harassment. Now, she's teaming up with two other ex-Tinder executives, Chris Gulczynski, formerly COO, and past Sarah Mick, formerly VP of design, according to a TechCrunch report.
The Mashable Media Summit is less than two weeks away, and we've recently added several new storytellers. We're excited to share our latest lineup with you.
Coco Rocha, supermodel and author of Study of Pose: 1,000 Poses by Coco Rocha, speaking on how she told her visual story through social media.
Rick Smolan, CEO of Against All Odds Productions and former photographer for Time, Life and National Geographic, telling the original story that inspired the movie Inside Tracks, a tale of a young Australian, a dog and four camels trekking across the harsh outback.
The cast of True Detective is finally set, and cameras are rolling.
More than two months after confirming Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn's roles in the second season of the Emmy-winning television series, HBO has officially announced the addition of Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly
Foodbeast rounded up all the clever uses for vodka around your house that don't involve a cocktail shaker. Get shiny hair, sparkling glassware and even soothe your aches and pains while staying completely stone-cold sober.
Or, of course, you can always drink your face off — these hacks will work just as well.
A mess of a storm is likely to develop along the East Coast on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, perfectly timed to snarl Thanksgiving holiday travel from Virginia to Maine. Separately, other inclement weather in the northern Midwest may also hamper travel on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
All eyes are on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, though, where a full-blown nor'easter is forecast to intensify on Wednesday, throwing a sloppy mess of rain, wet snow and accumulating snow starting in the Mid-Atlantic states by the early morning hours
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a sci-fi TV show tried to make it big on CBS. It failed, miserably.
Starstruck, a Star Wars-inspired sitcom, aired on CBS only once in 1979 before it was inevitably forgotten to the cruel wheels of time. However, thanks to the show's faithful visual effects artist Chuck Cirino, the pilot has resurfaced on Reddit for all nerds to enjoy.
Complete with cheesy effects, campy costumes and feathered '70s hair, the TV flop is 26 minutes of pure, nostalgic heaven.
New monitors, marketed by startups such as Owlet and Sproutling, are sold as consumer devices and not medical devices. This distinction means they don't have to go through testing to prove that they really keep babies safe. And studies of at-home monitoring in the 1980s and 1990s found no evidence that tracking a baby's pulse or breathing could prevent sudden infant death syndrome, which is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant, usually during sleep. Read more...
Happy holidays, mobile users. Google updated its search engine on Sunday to include fancier functions for smartphones and tablets that make your Christmas shopping easier.
In time for Black Friday, your shopping on mobile devices will yield some extra information, like where the product is available and user reviews, at the top of Google's interface. You don't have to use Google's "shopping" tab, either. The details will pop up on a regular search. You'll also have the option to use a 3D, 360-degree rotation tool to view some products.
According to Google, half of all people between 25 and 34 years old use their smartphones to shop while they're already in line at a store. The new mobile features are a way to make it easier for you to multitask during holiday shopping by helping you track down items on your gift list wherever you may be. Better yet, you could just stay in bed after Thanksgiving and score deals on your phone. Read more...
Eminem and "Chandelier" singer Sia deliver a vocal one-two punch for his boxing-themed "Guts Over Fear" music video.
Lyrically, the 42-year-old rapper ponders his career, referencing past songs in several verses: “Here I go recycling the same old song," he raps, "but I’d rather make 'Not Afraid 2' than make another motherf*king 'We Made You,' uh."
A boxer is the vehicle for Eminem's triumphant tale. The man channels his personal woes into a boxing career. Sia, who refuses to show her face in music videos, is absent from the video, but a woman fills in and lip-syncs Sia's chorus Read more...
A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson cop who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in AugustMashable is covering the event live below
3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW 1. The announcement on the grand jury's decision will come at 9 p.m. ET. 2. If charged, Wilson could face first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter. 3. Here's the Michael Brown case laid out.
In a heartwarming story tailor-made for the start of the holiday season, a stray dog followed a team of athletes throughout its grueling 430-mile adventure competition in the Amazon rainforest.
The dog, later named Arthur, came upon Team Peak Performance, a Swedish team competing in the Adventure Racing World Championship, while the athletes were sharing a meal in advance of a 20-mile race stage through rough terrain in Ecuador.
One of the athletes, Mikael Lindnord, took pity on the scraggly pup hovering near their table and fed the dog a meatball.
And that meatball made them friends for life, as far as Arthur was concerned. Read more...
UPDATE, 12:45 p.m. PT:StarWars.com has confirmed what an industry source told Mashable (see below) earlier Monday — that the 88-second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will not just be in nine Regal Cinemas theaters, but will debut in front of films in 30 locations across several theater chains.
Here's the complete list of locations:
LOS ANGELES — Despite the great disturbance in the Force on Monday morning, no one knows exactly when or where the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer will debut. We only know that it will, on Friday, and it'll be 88 seconds long. Read more...
LONDON — Google says it will take "significant efforts" to remove abusive material about a businessman who brought the search giant to court over articles in search results he said made false allegations about him.
Daniel Hegglin, a former Morgan Stanley banker who used to live in London but now resides in Hong Kong, requested that Google block anonymously authored posts about him from its search results. His case first came before a court in July, and the settlement announced Monday before the trial was scheduled to begin. Had the case gone to trial and been decided in Hegglin's favor, it would have set a precedent implying that Google would have to remove any result with false information from its search results. Read more...
The New York Giants rookie wide receiver has been lighting up cornerbacks all season. His 10-inch hands and vertical abilities has turned him into Eli Manning's top target and a highlight reel machine.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is a man of few words. Yeah.
After receiving $100,000 in fines following his third violation of the NFL's Media Policy on November 19, Lynch seems to have devised a new ingenious strategy for not answering questions without being fined. That strategy revolves mostly around the use of the word "yeah."
This is neither a fever dream nor a Saturday Night Live skit: It's simply the Pine Brothers trolling the ad world by hiring rapper Waka Flocka Flame as its throat lozenge spokesman
During Sunday's American Music Awards, Waka made his commercial debut — in what was unquestionably the best part of the AMAs — with a 30-second spot in which he was either encouraging us all to sooth our aching throats or take up smoking weed
This week we partnered with ConAgra Foods & Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert to create a series of Vines about the hottest food trends. From Generation Z's creative interpretation of food to the increasing availability of same-day grocery delivery, as well as new technology in nutrition, the future of food has never looked so exciting.
MONTPELIER, Vermont — Northeast ski resorts continue to invest millions in leaner and meaner snowmaking guns, with Vermont making big inroads this year, thanks to an energy-efficiency program that helped resorts swap older model snow guns for nearly 2,300 new energy-efficient ones.
The new low-energy snow guns, which use about 90% less electricity than the older models, are expected to save the equivalent of enough electricity to power 1,500 Vermont homes for a year.
"This is an opportunity to kind of in one swoop take advantage of the fact that if all of those ski areas in Vermont banded together, we can actually drive even better deals with manufacturers," said Kelly Lucci, spokeswoman for Efficiency Vermont, an energy-efficiency utility which chipped in $5 million to resorts statewide, while resorts spent about $10 million. Read more...