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Pie Face crumbles, Australians don't know what to do at 4 a.m.Open in a New Window

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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...

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'Wonder Woman' movie gets a wondrous woman directorOpen in a New Window

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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.

SEE ALSO: Nice Try, Hollywood, But a Female Superhero Won't Solve Your Gender Problem Read more...

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San Francisco Giants' beloved 'Kung Fu Panda' is relocating to BostonOpen in a New Window

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World Series star Pablo Sandoval is leaving San Francisco for Boston.

The free agent third baseman, whose post-season performance helped propel the Giants to a World Series win this year, has reached an agreement to sign with the Red Sox, the Giants confirmed Monday

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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...

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Dogs recreating your favorite Disney movies is a dream come trueOpen in a New Window

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There are few moments in life when your soul will feel complete — watching this video will be one of those moments

In the name of humanitarianism, the good people at Oh My Disney have dressed up dogs as classic Disney characters and then filmed them in slow-motion

Be our guest, watch it

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Lyrics may land rapper in California prisonOpen in a New Window

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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...

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All 17 videos from Beyoncé's fifth album are now on YouTubeOpen in a New Window

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Beyoncé must be feeling generous. Monday marked the moment when she finally put her fifth studio album on Spotify, 11 months after it debuted in December 2013

The album was accompanied by an unprecedented release of 17 music videos on iTunes, but now all of them are available to watch free on YouTube (they are embedded below)

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...

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6 smart productivity strategies for business travelersOpen in a New Window

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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...

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An artist totally reimagined what U.S. dollar bills should look likeOpen in a New Window

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Sorry, George. Sorry, Abe. U.S. currency was long overdue for a face lift.

As part of his Master's thesis at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland, American artist Travis Purrington revamped bills with a more modern twist.

Here are his new designs:

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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...

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Native Alaskan fables are now an endearing video gameOpen in a New Window

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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...

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The charitable causes Americans care about mostOpen in a New Window

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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...

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The 'Super Mario World' theme song played on floppy drives is just bananasOpen in a New Window

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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.

This isn't the first time the YouTuber has tried this trick; his previous tunes include Star Wars' "Imperial March," the Ghostbusters theme song and Game of Thrones' opening song.

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Report: Former Tinder execs launch Bumble, a dating app that looks like TinderOpen in a New Window

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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 description on Bumble's Facebook page doesn't mention Tinder by name, but alludes to other "more shallow apps" and claims that Bumble is the "proper place to meet people." Read more...

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Mashable Media Summit: Learn how digital changed modern storytellers' livesOpen in a New Window

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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.

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Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly officially join 'True Detective'Open in a New Window

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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

The network also confirmed the 8-episode second season, in which Vaughn plays career criminal Frank Semyon and Farrell will play Det. Ray Velcoro, has started production in California

According to a release, McAdams will play Ani Bezzerides, "a Ventura County Sheriff's detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves." Read more...

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15 everyday uses for vodka besides getting drunkOpen in a New Window

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Vodka isn't just for drinking.

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.

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East Coast storm to snarl Thanksgiving plans on year's busiest travel dayOpen in a New Window

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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

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'Star Wars'-inspired '70s TV show resurfaces for first time in 35 yearsOpen in a New Window

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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.

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Hi-tech baby monitors offer no real benefits, new research showsOpen in a New Window

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Monitors meant to reassure parents that their sleeping babies are still breathing are "smarter" than ever — but the devices are still not proven to keep little ones safe.

Thus, any peace of mind brought by these monitors, which can cost several hundred dollars, is false reassurance, according to a new article in the journal BMJ.

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...

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Google is enhancing mobile search results for easier holiday shoppingOpen in a New Window

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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...

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Eminem is not afraid again in empowering 'Guts Over Fear' videoOpen in a New Window

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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...

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Live updates: Ferguson grand jury decision is in, announcement at 9 p.m. ETOpen in a New Window

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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.


The latest

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Stray dog follows adventure race team for 430 miles through the AmazonOpen in a New Window

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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...

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J.J. Abrams confirms a 'tiny' Star Wars trailer is coming this weekendOpen in a New Window

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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:

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EARLIER:

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...

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Google settles case with banker over 3,600 instances of online abuseOpen in a New Window

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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...

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Odell Beckham Jr.'s insane catch inspires some insane memesOpen in a New Window

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Odell Beckham jr. has duct tape for hands.

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.

Last night Odell had one of the most physically impressive catches, not just this season but arguably in NFL history:

Sports fans with photoshop and an internet connection are honoring Odell's grab with a series of outlandish memes flooding twitter: Read more...

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Marshawn Lynch answers almost every question with 'yeah' to avoid fineOpen in a New Window

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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."

Lynch, clearly having a good time, answered nearly every question reporters asked him with a simple "yeah."

"How are you feeling?"

"Yeah."

"How is your back doing?"

"Yeah."

Seahawks beat writer Gregg Bell compiled a transcript of Lynch's press conference. Read more...

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Ferguson timeline: How we got hereOpen in a New Window

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What happened in Ferguson? As we wait for a grand jury decision, now expected to come later on Monday, below is a timeline of the Michael Brown shooting case that highlights the major news events through mid-November.

Some information in this report was provided by the Associated Press. Read more...

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Yes, this bizarre Waka Flocka throat lozenges ad is for realOpen in a New Window

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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

WHAT IS WAKA FLOCKA DOING IN A COUGH DROP COMMERCIAL IM CRYING @BrookeHeizer1

— mk (@madammikilla) November 24, 2014

Bruh. Did waka flocka seriously do a cough drop commercial? What had the world come too.

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The future of food, as told on VineOpen in a New Window

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Do you like playing with your food? We sure do.

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.

1. Unique touch on dishes

2. Same-day grocery delivery

3. Scannable nutritional info

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Vermont goes energy efficient for this season's snowmakingOpen in a New Window

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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...

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