The actor stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night, where the two spoke about the the dating app — along with the spontaneity of his life and his dream of showing up at an airport and boarding any random flight.
We hear you, man
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Just two days after China was accused of trying to steal Chinese users' iCloud logins and passwords with a sophisticated cyberattack, Apple CEO Tim Cook traveled there for a high-level meeting with a government official.
Details of the meeting are murky, but Cook met with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai on Wednesday to exchange "views on protection of users' information, and "views on strengthening cooperation in information and communication fields," according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency. Their meeting took place in Zhongnanhai, in central Beijing, the heart of the Communist Party of China. Read more...
What is the biggest dream you have for yourself? Is it to travel the world? Is it to be the first person in your family to attend college? Or it is to get a big promotion at work or even start your own business?
For many of us, these dreams remain just dreams. But for others, these dreams are fuel to build a better life or career. In a recent Mashable Spotlight piece, writer Gili Malinsky chronicled New York food vendor Thiru Kumar, better known as the Dosa Man, who opened a tiny food cart in 2001, and has built it into an amazing culinary success.
Following an appearance at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Monday, the Internet collectively freaked out about Zellweger's new appearance, questioning whether the actress had undergone extensive plastic surgery.
Many tours in New York City focus on famous characters from television and the movies, though they usually only focus on the most popular shows — Sex and the City, Friends — and take tourists to the most recognizable facades.
But many current and former favorite characters have lived in the city, and they often even had real addresses.
Once again, a new iPhone design has forced us to update our iPhone accessories.
Olloclip’s new 4-in-1 Photo Lens works with both the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch 6 Plus, and for the first time, it works with the phones’ front-facing FaceTime cameras to add a new level of image enhancement to selfies (if you’re into that type of thing). It still includes its classic fisheye, wide-angle 10x and 15 x macros
Now that Apple Pay is here, you'll soon be hearing more about Google Wallet.
Apple has garnered a great deal of attention this week for introducing Apple Pay, but Google Wallet, another NFC-based solution, has on the market for three yearsGoogle is planning a "couple of ad campaigns" in the fourth quarter for its mobile payment system, according to Sherice Torres, Google's director of marketing for commerce. It's still unclear whether the plan will include TV
You might occasionally fantasize about floating through space, gazing on Earth from above or suiting up for a spacewalk. But astronauts' daydreams might include just the opposite
Spending extended periods of time on space flights can be mentally taxing, studies show, and confinement on a spacecraft can result in feelings of depression or isolation, not to mention conflict between crew members
To help, scientists are working with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to offer astronauts a simulated trip back to Earth — whether that be strolling along the beach, sitting at the peak of a mountain or resting at home with family. It's not the same as the real deal, of course, but researchers at Dartmouth's Digital Arts Leadership and Innovation lab (DALI) believe virtual reality could help astronauts feel more at ease in unnatural surroundings Read more...
Marvel and Disney showed an extensive, spoiler-heavy sizzle reel at Comic-Con this summer, including an extended look at the beginning of the film in which the malevolent 'bot Ultron make his entrance. It also showed a grim scene, in which the malevolent 'bot's mass destruction meets Tony Stark's teammates. Read more...
Surely, this also means that Halloween 2014 will be the Halloween for emoji costumes. Have a look at these 15 "recently used" emoji costumes to gear up for what will, inevitably, be a day overrun by bug-eyed poop and kissyfaces Read more...
Since 1993, the Disney film Hocus Pocus has been a perennial Halloween favorite, scaring up a new batch of children every year. Starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as a trio of evil witches known as the Sanderson sisters, the film is a kitschy gem. Through countless showings on TV, and soaring DVD sales (which peak every October), it has become the cult favorite scary movie for a generation of kids.
But how did a film, which flopped at the box office and got middling reviews become so beloved and financially successful? Like many cult films, it took a winding path that relied on staunch fans and invaluable TV reruns. The witchy little flick had all the right elements: big-name stars, a campy concept and a PG script that flirted with PG-13 jokes. Read more...
BEIJING — A top Red Cross official said Wednesday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Africa can be contained within four to six months.
Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, told a news conference in Beijing that the time frame is possible if there is "good isolation, good treatment of the cases which are confirmed," and "safe burials" of those who die from the disease.
A post apocalyptic reality means sometimes getting really creative with the remaining resources you have
Apparently in crises like in Sunset Overdrive, a sassy Xbox One exclusive being developed by Insomniac Games, that may mean weaponizing cute, cuddly teddy bears and classic vinyl to help fight off the mutants laying siege to your town.
Ebola is coming to Australia, but everyone can stop freaking out, the chance of getting infected is low. And it is definitely not coming in the form of a suicide bomber, despite a politician's outrageous comments to the contrary.
Global Health's Professor Barbara McPake, speaking ahead of a conference on global health security in Melbourne on Wednesday, said although it is likely we will see the Ebola within our borders, Australia is well placed to deal with an outbreak
"As the epidemic gets larger and larger in west Africa the likelihood of the odd case emerging in Australia is quite high, but I do think Australia will deal with it very well," she said. "If anybody dies in Australia it's likely to be somebody who has come already at a fairly advanced stage of the infection ... Australia has a very strong health system." Read more...
These were the first talks between students who have spearheaded street protests in Hong Kong for more than three weeks now, and representatives of the government that is trying to convince them to go home.
Some people use makeup to hide blemishes or enhance their appearance. Others use it to completely transform themselves.
Freelance makeup artist Lucia Pittalis defies gender and age to completely transform her appearance into musicians, film characters and pop culture figures. Pittalis not only masters facial structure, but also somehow captures her subject's essence, dressing perfectly to play the part
SYDNEY — Australians are being warned to prepare for another devastating bushfire season this year, particularly in New South Wales.
A new report by the Climate Council, which was abolished by the Abbott government and is now funded by public donations, warned the length and severity of the bushfire season is increasing year on year.
"Record-breaking heat and hotter weather over the long term in NSW has worsened fire weather and contributed to an increase in the frequency and severity of bushfires," the report said.
But in a week filled with fierce competition, there were no doubt some KO's
So which duos were at the top of The Voice mountain of talent? These are the three best performances of the week:
Beth Spangler and Mia Pfirrman
This mega-battle of powerhouses could have been a trainwreck, honestly. Whenever a coach chooses a belty, stylized song for a duo, I get worried. Those types of songs are incredibly hard for the performers to make their own and you run the risk of having a battle that sounds like a band of aggressively mating banshees.
But, instead, Beth and Mia rocked Christina Aguilera's "I Turn To You" — arguably one of the blander Xtina ballads. Read more...
Poor Teddy. At least you can still get by on your looks.
Teddy — who is "not the brightest dog in the world," according to his owner — tries to retrieve his precious ball from between the spokes on the back of a kitchen chair. For a gleaming moment, he barely figures out how to go around to the front, but he sadly still ends up defeated by his wooden foe.
The deadliest mountaineering disaster in Nepal's history occurred last week, when the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Hudhud pushed moist air up against the tall peaks of the Himalayas. The result, as the air climbed the rocky mountainsides while cooling and condensing as it did so, was a staggering 6.5 feet of snow at a time of year when foul weather is rarely seen
The blizzard and related avalanches struck right when hundreds of relatively inexperienced climbers from around the world come to travel along the famed Annapurna trail
Vine users can now follow specific channels, a feature first introduced last year that categorizes videos based on broad themes such as animals, comedy, DIY, food or style. Now, when you select a particular channel, you have the ability to follow it by tapping the plus symbol in the upper right hand corner of the app. Following a channel will surface "selected featured posts" from within that category in your main feed, even if you don't follow the user who posted it Read more...
"Just because you're flying on the ground doesn't mean it isn't fun at all, doesn't mean it isn't fun at all. No, and foreheads ain't the only place you can get scars that make you special," Sebastian Milla raps at the end of his Harry Potter-themed song
His "Snitches and Seekers" rap, featured in the just-released Mudbloods documentary, is about the fictional international sporting event called Quidditch, which students on campuses everywhere have turned into a real-life club sport with brooms.
Milla, a 2013 graduate of University of California, Los Angeles, penned the rap when he was a member — a chaser to be exact — of UCLA's Quidditch teamMudbloods, released Oct. 14 on demand, follows UCLA's team as they compete for glory in the Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup. Read more...
Search giant Google, along with several other interests, just invested more than half a billion dollars in a mysterious venture called Magic Leap, a company that, based on various reports, is working on technology focused on the virtual reality and augmented reality space
So far, the company has kept a tight lid on what exactly it has to offer in terms of technical specifics but, whatever it is, Google and several other major players believe it's worth the $542 million in investment dollars announced on Tuesday
Also included in the investment round are Silicon Valley heavyweight venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, private equity firm KKR, Vulcan Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, film studio Legendary Entertainment and telecom company QualcommRead more...
The New York-based comedy group tells Mashable it wasn’t a singular event that led to their targeting of trolls, but rather Internet culture in general.
“We were looking at ‘The Fappening,’ and how trolling and sites like 4chan were involved,” says AVByte co-founder Antonius Nazareth. “At the same time, we've been on the receiving end of some really intense, but fun and lighthearted, trolling and we just finally wanted to address it in a video.” Read more...