If you're about to become a first-time parent, the thought of diaper duty, burping and other tasks can be intimidating.
But thanks to the Internet, you can put aside your fears. From how to pack the perfect diaper bag to properly swaddling your baby, there are plenty of step-by-step video guides from parenting experts on YouTube
While this might seem like a big task, you've likely done this before. When you slowly mix about 10 parts cornstarch to one part water, you create a liquid with the consistency of honey, and the properties of quicksand. Read more...
LOS ANGELES — The MTV VMAs Video of the Year crown has been placed on some stellar heads over the past three decades. Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer," Sinéad O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U," Pearl Jam's "Jeremy," TLC's "Waterfall," Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" and Rihanna's "We Found Love" are among the category's royalty.
This year's Video of the Year nominees, vying to become the next king or queen of the video kingdom, are Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Sia and Iggy Azalea
Concerns about airplane safety are are at a fever pitch thanks to the very visible nature of plane crashes in the past year. But as the perceived need for better danger detectors rises, so does the level of creativity used in addressing potential issues.
British aerospace company BAE Systems is designing a "skin" for airplanes that can detect damage and other environmental changes to the plane, helping to diagnose potential issues before they spiral out of control
Matt Smith's run as the Doctor in British science fiction show Doctor Who was sensational — but all those details can tie a wibbly-wobbly, timey-whimey knot in your brain.
YouTube users The Fine Brothers revisit the Eleventh Doctor's antics from Seasons 6 and 7 in a nine-minute, single take recap of Doctor Who, just in time for the new season premiere — and Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi's debut — on August 23rd
Days after a Brazilian judge requested in a preliminary injunction that the Secret app be removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play store, Apple has removed the virtual confession forum from the App Store in Brazil.
Secret is an app that allows users to anonymously share their most intimate confessions with other people browsing the app. Paulo Cesar de Carvalho, the presiding judge, argued that the app is an agent of online bullying and therefore detrimental to the public. He ordered that the app be removed from both Apple's and Google's app stores within 10 days (starting on Wednesday), with a fine of $9,000 per day tacked on if the order is ignored after that period Read more...
A campaign to support Darren Wilson, the officer who shot six bullets into unarmed Ferguson resident Mike Brown and killed him, has collected nearly a quarter-million dollars in just four days' worth of online donations — and that money will go to Wilson and his family, according to the creators of a controversial fundraising page on the website GoFundMe.
"These funds will be used to cover potential legal fees, relocation and living expenses of both Officer Darren Wilson and his immediate family," say the administrators of the "Support Darren Wilson" Facebook page, which started the GoFundMe campaign on Monday. It received 5,902 donations, the largest in the amount of $5,000 Read more...
Target wasn't the only business that experienced a cyber attack that compromised tens of millions of its customers' credit cards, according to the Secret Service.
More than 1,000 American businesses were hit by the same cyber attack that affected in-store cash registers at Target last year, The New York Times reported Friday.
According to a Department of Homeland Security advisory obtained by the New York Times, the attacks were "much more pervasive" than initially reported as hackers received access to millions of payment card data being sold on the black market. Homeland Security officials encouraged all businesses, "regardless of size," to check for "Point of Sale malware infections," according to the report. Read more...
The photos, which show about 80 men, dressed head to toe in combat gear in some kind of training camp, were posted by a terrorist-affiliated media Twitter account in July. On Friday, the citizen journalist, who wrote at Bellingcat — a collaborative website founded by the blogger Eliot Higgins earlier this year — published a post that concluded the IS recruits were operating on a stretch of road along the Tigris River in Mosul, Iraq. Read more...
Kari, Grant and Tory are gone, but their memory is forever blasted into our hearts.
The MythBusters M7 Build Team — Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci — are officially not returning to the show for next season. According to hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman in a farewell video, which was tweeted by MythBusters, the show is going "back to [its] roots" with just Savage and Hyneman at the helm.
There have been 46 million cars recalled in the U.S. this year. Was yours one of them?
A new site from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the answer. The site, Safecar.gov, lets you look up your car or truck's status by entering your vehicle identification number (VIN)
LOS ANGELES — Airing for the very first time in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards redefined how provocative these ceremonies can be when Madonna donned a wedding dress and seduced viewers while singing "Like a Virgin."
Flash forward to 2014, and we have Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and others, who will attempt to craft a memorable performance on Aug. 24 inside Inglewood's The Forum that can endure as long as Madonna's exploit three decades ago.
"The VMAs is founded on a reinvention every year in that it's going to be something new and different each time," Garrett English, a longtime VMAs production manager, told Mashable. "We start with creating an environment where artists can stretch themselves creatively. We provide an environment where spontaneity and vibe are the center point of the show." Read more...
The viral act of charity has taken over every single social media feed, and people can't stop watching the videos — no matter how much you complain about it. As of Thursday, more than 28 million people had mentioned it on Facebook, and more than 2.4 million videos have been added to the platform since the trend started in mid-July.
According to digital marketing agency JMG, the top 10 Ice Bucket Challenge videos uploaded to YouTube are all from well-known figures, including Bill Gates and Charlie Sheen. (Since the time the chart has been published, Sheen has taken over the No. 1 spot, with 13.9 million YouTube views and counting.) Read more...
A new Kickstarter project is about to make the butter-spreading process run smoother.
A new butter knife called The Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp has a built-in grater to aerate and soften butter before you spread it. No more unblended clumps of butter stubbornly sitting on your bread. No more bread with giant holes resulting from your failed attempts to spread butter.
The second experiment, which treats favorites more like retweets, offers a significant change to the ways users interact with the service. As I wrote on Sunday, Twitter favorites have an entirely separate social dynamic and their meaning is much more nuanced and personal to the user. Read more...
What we don't see in the super-short-but-charming video: Any footage of Season 4's guest stars. While the clip contains no appearances from newbies Jason Ritter, Spike Jonze, Natasha Lyonne or Zachary Quinto, here's to hoping good things come to those who wait. Hint, hint, HBO. Read more...
Padgham heads San Francisco-based Origiful, a creative production team that creates content for brands. Pasquier is a French-born artist whose work is currently displayed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Perhaps the world will get to see baby's first Vine a year from now. More of Padgham's creative Vines can be seen on his profileRead more...
Mo'ne Davis mania has departed, as quickly and emphatically as it arrived
Six days after pitching a complete-game shutout on national TV in the Little League World Series, and earning tweets of praise from everyone from Michelle Obama to Chipper Jones to Lil Wayne, Davis and her Taney Dragons squad from Philadelphia was eliminated from the tournament on Thursday
Davis was unable to pitch in that game according to Little League rules, having taken the mound a day prior. Taney's loss barely registered on the Twitter radar, certainly not compared to the joyous hysteria that surrounded the team and its long-braided star during the week prior Read more...
A Southwest flight headed to Austin made an emergency landing at Dallas Love Field after blowing a tire on takeoff Friday. There were no injuries among the 125 passengers or crew on Southwest Flight 8.
The plane had to circle the airport as air traffic control surveyed the damage to the landing gear from the ground.
What's more disappointing then watching your favorite NFL team lose? Watching them lose while at the stadium.
Luckily for diehard — but frugal — football fans, the secondary ticketing company TickPick took relevant data and found a way to find (well, pretty roughly) the most cost-effective tickets in the league if you want to watch your team win instead of wallow glumly in your expensive seats.
TickPick calls the breakdown its "Cost Per Win" report. The company determined the relative cost-efficiency of watching your football team win in-person by considering the following factors: average ticket prices, projected win totals for the upcoming season and how teams fare at home. The average ticket prices are based only on TickPick sales. While it's not a perfect science by any means, TickPick lists more than 500,000 NFL tickets per season for all 32 NFL teams, so we do have a solid sample size to mull the results. Read more...
One technology that could help: a new remote sensor from NASA to predict sinkhole formations. It's called Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), and uses satellites and drones to detect changes in ground elevations over time. Such changes may indicate an area's vulnerability for sinkholes. Think of it as an ultrasound for Mother Earth. Read more...
Okay, I get it. There's a shiny gadget in the display window, and its price tag suddenly falls from $100 to nearly nothing. Your heart skips a beat, your eyes widen and you reach into your pocket for some loose change to snap up the iPhone 5C, which just got slashed to 97 cents at Walmart.
Not so fast, chump
This is just a trick to get you to sign on the dotted line and commit to two years of living in the past. The last thing you want to do in late August is lock yourself into a two-year phone contract with last year's model. But that's exactly what you'll be doing if you give in to Walmart's illusory "deal." Read more...
Congratulations to Nicki Minaj'sasstounding "Anaconda" music video, which has claimed the VEVO record for most views in a 24-hour period. (Yeah, we went there.)
Minaj's twerktacular anthem, which calls back to Sir-Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back," hit 19.6 million views in 24 hours after premiering at midnight on Tuesday. To date, the video has almost 37.7 million views.
Young teenagers trying to claim their independence aren't getting any help from the airline industry.
Beginning Sept. 3, American Airlines will charge $150 extra fee each way, or $300 for a round-trip flight, for unaccompanied minors between the ages of 5 and 14. The airline previously charged for minors between 5 and 11
American, which announced the change Thursday in an employee publication, says extending the fee to a wider age range will ensure the safest possible travel for them and match the policy at US Airways. The two airlines merged in December to form American Airlines Group Inc. Read more...
Tony Stewart hasn't been back on the race track since his Sprint car struck and killed a fellow driver earlier this month, and at this rate it's looking like the three-time NASCAR champion's "comeback" season may be over.
Stewart is skipping the Saturday night race at Bristol Motor Speedway, making the short Tennessee oval the fourth race — and the third Sprint Cup event — he's missed since the death of Kevin Ward Jr
The team he co-owns, Stewart-Haas Racing, said he's taking it week-by-week, but with only two races left, it's increasingly likely that the driver they call "Smoke" won't be behind the wheel until at least next year. Read more...
The tech of our days is so advanced that it's fair to say we've got everything we need. From smartphones and tablets of all sizes to bendable TVs and Bluetooth padlocks, nearly every gadget has multiple things to show off, appearance- and function-wise
We partnered with Hewlett-Packard once again for this week's Mashable Vine Challenge. We want you to showcase technology operating in a 360 degree capacity
A panoramic image taken on a smartphone may not cover edge to edge of what you see. But on Vine, you have the flexibility of creating stop-motion animations to capture all angles in a single video. Read more...
As Twitter shuts down access to various Islamic State fighters, members of the group are shifting their social media focus to the decentralized social network, Diaspora.
On Wednesday, Twitter started actively suspending accounts from accounts actively sharing video and graphic imagery related to the brutal beheading of American journalist James Foley. Many of those accounts were related to the Islamic State, the radical Islamist group in Iraq claiming responsibility for Foley's murder.
As Mashable's Colin Daileda and Lorenz Franceschi-Bicchierai reported last month, these radical Islamists in Iraq are using social media to spread fear and propaganda in a way no terrorist group has done before Read more...
Good job, Internet. You've made the ALS Ice Bucket Challengethe must-have costume for Halloween this year.
That's right, for only $39.99, you can dress like the biggest social media trend of summer (and history's largest wet T-shirt contest). Online costume retailer Brands on Sale offers the getup that features a bucket with "water" made from tulle, an ice cube tray and fake ice cubes.