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The best Vines of all time are right hereOpen in a New Window

As Twitter kills off Vine, let's pay tribute to the six-second video masterpieces that brought so much joy to the internet.   Read more...

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This is why Apple's MacBook Pro Touch Bar will take biometric security mainstreamOpen in a New Window

Apple's new MacBook Pro has introduced us to the interface power and emoji glory of the Touch Bar, but the addition of fingerprint authentication promises to change more than just the laptop's looks. 

By adding fingerprint authentication, the MacBook finally catches up to the iPhone and iPad in the realm of security, while giving users the ability to enhance the privacy around their laptop with a simple gesture.  

"I think it’s practical," Chris Pinion, manager of fraud Solutions at LexisNexis, told Mashable. "Biometrics have become so mainstream with consumers using fingerprint and facial biometrics on their phones and tablets to unlock devices, open apps or make purchases, that adding them to laptops would seem to be a natural fit." Read more...

More about Touch, Touch Bar, Macbook Pro, Apple, and Tech


The Oscar Map: 2 movies break ahead on the road to the Dolby TheatreOpen in a New Window

LOS ANGELES — Awards season is a marathon march, not a sprint, and the path is dotted with pitfalls and surprises. Indeed, the awards landscape has changed since the debut of Mashable’s Oscar Map prior to the start of the three fall festivals — Venice, Toronto and Telluride. 

Some films have announced themselves as contenders, like Hidden Figures, Silence and Live by Night (all of which have been assigned official release dates in late December), while others, like Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, barely set sail before being blown completely off the map's edge. 

Meanwhile, A United Kingdom decided on a 2017 date, possibly scared off by another movie about interracial marriage, the already awards-pegged Loving. Read more...

More about 13th, Arrival, Lion, Dev Patel, and Casey Affleck


Admit it: Microsoft is now a braver, more innovative company than AppleOpen in a New Window

I've been an Apple fanboy since I bought my first Macintosh IIsi — complete with color CRT monitor! — secondhand from a friend at college in 1993. 

There followed my first color Powerbook in 1996, my cool purple plastic iMac in 1998, my 2003 Powerbook G4 (the first aluminum one, which Steve Jobs introduced with the unforgettable equation "Power + Sex = ?") and at least a half-dozen other Powerbooks, Macbooks, iMacs and Macbook Pros. 

As each of those products was unveiled, I held fast to one single, seemingly inviolable rule about the technology world: whatever their relative size, Apple was always a more innovative company than Microsoft. Heck, Microsoft was barely ever in the game of hardware design, while Windows was always playing catch-up to Mac OS.   Read more...

More about Surface Studio, Surface, Touch Bar, Macbook 2016, and Microsoft


Rest in peace, Vine. Sports fandom will never be the same :(Open in a New Window

Delightful absurdity resides at the core of sports fandom, and perhaps nowhere is that delightful absurdity better captured than on the social video platform Vine

Scratch that — nowhere was the inherent, giggly absurdity of sports better captured than on VineTwitter, which bought Vine in 2012, announced Thursday morning that it plans to shutter the app that introduced infinitely looping six-second snippets of sports comedy into our lives. 

So goes yet another deflating reminder that sports fans, in the final analysis, are simply passionate waifs amid the forces of big business. Twitter, a struggling former golden child of this decade's social media wars, needed to cut some fat. So it offed Vine.  Read more...

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A real 'Will & Grace' revival series is finally in the worksOpen in a New Window

This year's presidential campaign may be particularly divisive, but it did bring at least one group of people together — the cast and creators of Will & Grace, who reunited to film an election-themed special in support of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last month. 

Now, rumor has it that the team behind the hit NBC comedy are considering reuniting for real following the success of the viral videoDeadline reports that there are ongoing discussions regarding a new season of Will & Grace, which would bring back stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes, along with creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick.  Read more...

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This very formal letter is the perfect response to a dick picOpen in a New Window

If you're a woman in 2016 who has used social media at least once in your life, you have received an unwarranted dick pic from a stranger. That's just a fact.

While the typical response is to ignore and block the creepy dude whose body and tiny brain are attached to said dick, Sarah-Louise Jordan went a different route: She responded with a super formal, fancy letter.

Jordan, a 28-year-old freelance writer from southeast England, originally posted her message on Facebook several months ago.

The letter reads:

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Girls with autism may mask condition with social skillsOpen in a New Window

Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition.

The gender effect is a hot topic in autism research and one that could lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating a condition that affects at least 1 in 68 U.S. children.

More about Gender Differences, Developmental Disorder, Research, Autism, and Science


You will definitely trip over your new MacBook Pro and destroy itOpen in a New Window

Apple debuted a new line of MacBook Pros on Thursday, and they're missing something important: a MagSafe charger designed to protect the pricey computers when you blunder into their power cords in coffee shops, in conference rooms, and in the middle of the night.

The new MacBook Pros are outfitted with USB-C ports (which Apple calls Thunderbolt 3), a versatile, modern technology that Apple first introduced in last year's MacBooks. There are definitely advantages to USB-C, but who cares? You'll trip over your charger and explode your shiny new MacBook Pro. Read more...

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fsociety this Halloween with an easy 'Mr. Robot' costumeOpen in a New Window

Hello, friend.

If you're feeling uninspired and bored of capitalism this Halloween, there's no better way to simultaneously protest and support the system than by purchasing a Mr. Robot-inspired fsociety mask being released just in time for the spookiest time of year.

Whether you pair it with a basic black hoodie or a more formal top hat and tails, you can be sure that EvilCorp will quake at your sartorial prowess. 

Rasta Imposta’s iconic fsociety mask is available now at retailers nationwide including Amazon, Costume Super Center, Hot Topic, Party City, Spirit Halloween and Spencers for the suggested retail price of $12.99. Read more...

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Let's not forget the black Vine stars that turned the app into an artOpen in a New Window

Black Vine stars altered the way the world sees and speaks. 

They created iconic videos, changed our language, influenced advertising campaigns and much more. 

The volume of creativity itself became something of an icon, but that volume was shut off on Thursday as Twitter announced the end of the short-form video app.

But it's not enough to mourn Vine's end without paying tribute to the black stars that turned it into an "art form."

.@vine was a cornucopia of black creativity. Some of these kids could tell better stories in 6 seconds than most full length movies.

— Emmanuel Quartey (@equartey) October 27, 2016

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Google's mobile ads business is boomingOpen in a New Window

Google and  Facebook currently have a near-duopoly stranglehold on the mobile ads market.

But the trajectory of each company's growth in the sector has worried some of the search giant's investors, who see the social network eating into Google's share of the business.

Thursday's earnings release from Google parent Alphabet, however, suggests the company's efforts to turn this situation around have been at least partly successful.

The Mountain View company reported earnings and revenue on Thursday that surpassed Wall Street's already-rosy estimates. Read more...

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These are the apps Apple's new MacBook Touch Bar lets you useOpen in a New Window

Although Apple's new laptop interface was leaked days before Thursday's event, the new Touch Bar nevertheless impressed with an array of new software-meets-hardware functions.

Offered in the new 13-inch and 15-inch versions of the MacBook Pro, the full color, multi-touch strip changes based on the application you're using, giving you a touch interface on a traditionally non-touch Apple device. 

Image: apple 

On stage, the company showed off three powerful examples of how the Touch Bar can be used in Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X and a music app called Algoriddim. In some ways mimicking the features of existing third-party hardware accessories, Touch Bar was shown as a tool to help adjust blending modes during precise Photoshop editing sessions (standing in for some mouse functions) and as a scrolling tool for moving through Final Cut Pro X footage (possibly killing the popular shuttle wheel).  Read more...

More about Design Lists, Interfaces, Macbook Pro, Apple, and Tech


Funny or Die launches series with Ben Schwartz, Cap'n CrunchOpen in a New Window

LOS ANGELES — Comedians Ben Schwartz and Lauren Lapkus give the classic morning talkshow a twist in a new digital series called The Earliest Show.

The comedy series, which launched Thursday, explores what would happen if a morning show was actually done in the middle of the night.

Schwartz, a Parks and Rec alum, came up with the idea after Cap'n Crunch  approached him asking him to help reinvent their brand online.

"They had an overall concept for the show and they said, 'What do you think?' I said something back like 'What if it was this instead?' and pitched something truly crazy," Schwartz told Mashable in a phone interview. "They loved it." Read more...

More about Ben Schwartz, Lauren Lapkus, Cap N Crunch, Online Video, and Digital Video


How the new MacBook Pros compare with Microsoft's Surface Book i7Open in a New Window

Apple and Microsoft both announced new laptops aimed at professionals this week.

Apple's got its new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with their fancy new Touch Bars and Touch ID sensors, and Microsoft got its supercharged Surface Book i7.

It's funny how Apple has resisted touchscreens and, now, with the Touch Bar, it's finally relented and added one (even if it's just a strip) to its most powerful laptops. Meanwhile, the Surface Book has been happily rocking a touchscreen with Surface Pen support for two generations now. Read more...

More about Surface Book I7, Macbook Pro, Macos, Windows 10, and Comparison


Apple's new Touch Bar looks like an ergonomic nightmareOpen in a New Window

Apple made the MacBook Pro's new Touch Bar the star of Thursday's event. The company devoted much of the 82-minute keynote showing it off and demoing how it can be used with an array of third-party apps.

But while emoji and photo filters and Dj apps all looked neat, there's one aspect of the Touch Bar that Apple conveniently glossed over: it looks extremely uncomfortable. 

Now, Mashable's Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff, who was covering the event from Cupertino, reports that his first impression of the Touch Bar itself was that it was "very responsive" and felt smooth. But still, it seems more likely than not that many users will not be able to comfortably use the feature.  Read more...

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MashReads Podcast: Halloween books we love readingOpen in a New Window

Sure, Halloween is the time for candy and costumes. But it's also the perfect time to settle down with a good, scary book

In honor of Halloween, this week on the MashReads Podcast, we take a deep dive into the world of horror reading.

Join us as we chat about what we look for in a scary book, what tropes do we enjoy in the horror genre and our favorite terrifying books.

And as always, we end with recommendations:

  • This week Aliza went to LeakyCon, a Harry Potter convention that she helps organize and host. She recommends you check out the Harry Potter play she wrote that guided this year's celebration, and was performed at LeakyCon. You can find the part one of the play here.

  • Peter recommends 13 lesser-known horror films you need to watch on Netflix before Halloween, for anybody who wants to binge scary movies.

  • MJ recommends Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle. Read more...

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Penguin gets custom wetsuit to keep her warmOpen in a New Window

After experiencing feather loss at SeaWorld, this female Adelie penguin got outfitted with a wetsuit by the park’s costumer. Read more...

More about Mashable Video, Animal Rescue, Social Good, Seaworld, and Animal


'League of Legends' Worlds finals preview: SK Telecom T1 vs. Samsung GalaxyOpen in a New Window

After one month of League of Legends surprises, upsets and heartbreaks, two South Korean titans will face each other in the 2016 World Championship finals: SK Telecom T1 and Samsung Galaxy. 

The action begins on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET. All of the action will be available to watch live on Twitch

In one corner: SK Telecom T1, the reigning champions. It's an experienced, powerhouse of a team that knocked out ROX Tigers in the semifinals and touts one of the best mid-laners in the world, two proficient junglers and an aggressive AD in the bottom lane.

In the other corner: Samsung Galaxy, the dark horse squad that's been ripping through Worlds 2016. SG has a lot of young players that have never been to Worlds, but that hasn't stopped them from sweeping H2K Gaming and making it to the finals with consistently great play from their AD, mid-laner and jungler. Read more...

More about Esports, Gaming, Worlds 2016, League Of Legends, and Entertainment


Watch the full keynote from Apple's MacBook eventOpen in a New Window

Apple just unveiled new MacBook Pros and a new "TV" app for Apple TV on Thursday at the event in Cupertino.

The highly anticipated MacBook Pro is thinner, sleeker and more powerful than previous models. It also comes in space gray. And the much-rumored Touch Bar, which replaces the row of function keys, came to pass.

If you didn't tune in live, you can now watch all the reveals at Apple's website

Also be sure to check out Mashable's coverage of the event. Read more...

More about Macbook 2016, Macbook Pro, Apple, and Tech


Adoptable dog shows off his vampire fangs just in time for HalloweenOpen in a New Window

We haven't seen a fangs this cute since The Little Vampire.

Milo, a 7-year-old Lhasa Apso rescue, is getting a lot of attention for his protruding bottom teeth, and looking a little bit like a vampire. Or a werewolf. Or just a cute pup with big teeth.

The adorable pup has been the talk of the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre in Bridgend, South Wales, since his arrival last week, especially because of the uncanny proximity to Halloween.

“We are amazed by how much Milo’s teeth resemble vampire fangs - they have certainly become a topic of conversation with staff and visitors," Angela Wetherall, the rehoming centre's manager said to Mashable. "He may bear an uncanny resemblance to Count Dracula, but he is no bloodhound!" Read more...

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Tickets to Game 3 of the World Series are really, really expensiveOpen in a New Window

Wrigley Field is about to host its first World Series since 1945.

The Chicago Cubs evened the series at one game apiece with a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. After two games in Cleveland, the series heads 350 miles west for Game 3 on Friday. 

And to see the Cubs' first World Series home game in 71 years, it's going to cost you.

As of 12 p.m. PT on Thursday, the cheapest ticket option on StubHub— standing room only — will run you $2,250 a pop for Game 3. Let's say you really want to be sitting. Tack on another $200 for outfield bleacher tickets.  Read more...

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Cameron Dallas' Netflix show gets a release dateOpen in a New Window

LOS ANGELES — Netflix is hoping Cameron Dallas' teen fans will chase him to the streaming service.

The Los Gatos based streaming giant announced Thursday that its new unscripted series Chasing Cameron will debut on Dec. 27 (just in time for winter break).

NEW SHOW - See what REALLY happens on @Netflix Dec. 27th

— Cameron Dallas (@camerondallas) October 27, 2016

The 10-episode series will follow the Vine/YouTube heartthrob "as he looks to take his career to the next level," Netflix said in its release. 

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Man makes quick stop at In-N-Out while being chased by the policeOpen in a New Window

Sometimes, you just need a burger and some fries, Animal Style.

A police chase in the Phoenix area took a strange turn Wednesday when a suspect on the run decided he needed some food and stopped at an In-N-Out drive-thru.

The suspect, identified as Josh Adkins, had outstanding warrants out for his arrest and failed to pull over when stopped by the cops, police told local NBC News affiliate 12 News

Adkins was able to shortly evade police and casually ordered some food at the kiosk before driving up to the to-go window. The food must have taken a little too long, because it appears Adkins took off before the restaurant could deliver his meal. Police could not be seen while the Adkins was at the In-N-Out parking lot.  Read more...

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FLOTUS drops her own shimmy to salute ClintonOpen in a New Window

It was the shimmy seen around the world.

Back in September, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gave a playful shake of her shoulders during the first debate and the internet went nuts. 

Only a month later at Thursday's campaign rally in North Carolina, first lady Michelle Obama had her own shimmy moment.

During Clinton's Obama introduction, complete with a "Carpool Karaoke" shout-out, Obama showed some of her own dance moves with a seated shimmy-shake from behind Clinton at the podium. 

Clinton complimented the Obamas dance skills, FLOTUS's vegetable garden ("I can promise you if I win I will take good care of it, Michelle.") and her Democratic National Convention speech. Read more...

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'Willy wanging' TV gaffe is another delightfully rude blooperOpen in a New Window

British morning television seems to be rife with hilarious bloopers. And you can certainly add this one to the list.

Hosts Holly Willoughby and Ben Shephard of television show This Morning on Thursday were throwing back to a year when they were "wellie wanging," a sport played in a part of Britain where you have to throw a wellington boot as far as you can. The televised game ended badly. 

Unfortunately for Willoughby, a slip of the tongue when saying that she hadn't gone "wellie wanging" (at 1:50) in a year ended up sounding she hasn't "willy wanked" in that time. Oh dear.

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The guy behind those insane jump videos has been arrestedOpen in a New Window

The man with an internet-famous collection of incredible death-defying jump videos has been arrested.

Anthony Armer, the 28-year-old known as 8booth on Youtube, attracted an online following with cringeworthy GoPro videos that show him climbing atop high places like hotel balconies and ocean cliffs and freely leaping into the pools or oceans below. 

SEE ALSO: Dude barely lands absolutely insane 4 story pool jump

Now the Californian has been arrested and charged with trespassing.

Image: Courtesy of laguna beach police department

Some of Armer's videos have anywhere from 3 million to 6 million views. They often show him masked in a bandana, grabbing the bars of gates and fences to pull himself up to some insanely high place and then jump off with no harness or other support to help if he's heading toward an unfortunate landing.  Read more...

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Everything you missed at Apple's MacBook eventOpen in a New Window

On the heels of Wednesday's Microsoft keynote in New York, Apple unveiled its own new products at an event Thursday at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California. 

If you missed the live stream, here's everything you need to know: 

A Touch Bar comes to the new MacBook Pro

Four years after losing the DVD drive and switching to Retina displays, Apple has again made a major change to its line of MacBook Pro laptops: the Touch Bar, pictures of which leaked two days ago.

Cutting video using the Touch Bar

Cutting video using the Touch Bar

Image: mashable

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How to make 'Hamilton' jack-o'-lanterns this HalloweenOpen in a New Window

As if your obsessions with pumpkin and the Hamilton cast recording hadn't already peaked, the two can now seamlessly come together.

Hamilton's Facebook page designed and shared three different images that fans can print out and use as stencils when carving jack-o'-lanterns this Halloween.

Here are their three #HamiLantern stencils and instructions.

Hamilton on a star aiming his pistol at the sky – SPOOKY!

Hamilton on the ground aiming his pistol at the sky – SCARY!

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UberEats has surge pricing nowOpen in a New Window

UberEats now officially feels more like Uber than Grubhub. 

The ride-sharing company's food delivery service will start incorporating surge pricing in select cities, Uber product manager Ben Dreier announced in a blog post Thursday. 

Dreier didn't actually use the phrase "surge pricing." Instead, he said that UberEats customers would "pay more for delivery" when demand is high. 

"There are still times when there aren’t enough delivery partners in a particular area to complete every delivery request at Uber speed," Dreier wrote. "That’s why we’re asking UberEATS customers in select cities to pay more for delivery when they order from restaurants in areas where demand is high but delivery partners are scarce."  Read more...

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