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Thank God: Our national nightmare is over as Americans coast to coast collectively exhale.
No, Donald Trump has not resigned from the presidency. What we're talking about here is of much more importance: Shaquille O'Neal, it turns out, does not actually believe the world is flat.
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You may recall last week when the retired NBA star and all-around celebrity said on his podcast that the spherical Earth is actually flat. Hoo-boy, let me tell you, did this bit of ground-breaking information from a scientific expert spawn some internet clicks. (Although our own Miriam Kramer did write a nuanced and thoughtful look at what's really up with flat-Earthers — you should check it out.) Read more...More about Watercooler, Nba, Sports, Entertainment, and Sports
We're inching closer and closer to Game of Thrones' Season 7 premiere, but the impending winter of July 16 still seems decades away (is there more wildfire, what is happening?!).
Fortunately for us, Vintage Wine Estates is throwing Thrones fans a bone by finally releasing their much-anticipated Game of Thrones special edition wines.
Partnered with HBO, Wine Enthusiast's 2011 Winemaker of the Year Bob Cabral created the line of three Game of Thrones-inspired wines meant to symbolize "the strength of the characters and the terrain of their kingdoms."
SEE ALSO: Everything we know about 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Read more...More about Entertainment, Television, Hbo, Wine, and Game Of Thrones Season 7
Fashion icon Victoria Beckham ditched her Spice Girls nickname over 20 years ago, but that doesn't mean her pop star persona Posh Spice can't reappear every now and again.
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The Spice Girls performing at the 2012 Olympic Games Closing CeremonyImage: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty ImagesIn a photo posted on Instagram by her son, Burberry model Romeo Beckham, it looks like a Starbucks barista was a big fan of the British girl group and paid homage to the chic singer on her order in a very Starbucks way.
When my mum goes to Starbucks!! 👌
A post shared by Romeobeckham (@romeobeckham) on Mar 19, 2017 at 2:47am PDT Read more...
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Earlier this week, a sketchy group of hackers announced a bold claim: they had access to hundreds of millions of Apple emails, and then, threatened to wipe user data from 200 million iCloud accounts if their ransom demands aren't met by April 7.
The group, which calls itself the Turkish Crime Family (TCF), made those threats through its Twitter handle and an aggressive campaign to convince journalists to cover the story. The threats were first reported by Motherboard.
SEE ALSO: Can the CIA hack your iPhone? What you need to know about the WikiLeaks dump.
Apple reps issued a statement to Fortune clarifying the reports as the story developed. "The alleged list of email addresses and passwords appears to have been obtained from previously compromised third-party services," the spokesperson said. Read more...More about Two Factor Authentication, Security, Icloud, Apple, and Tech
Amid its tangled web of plot twists and murder, Game of Thrones has always been a visual spectacle the likes of which have rarely been seen on television. Christina Moore, the show's art director, promises the show's Season 7 filming in Spain will deliver.
SEE ALSO: The 'Game of Thrones' cast is freaking out about the show ending, too
"All I can say is this was the longest time we’ve been filming in Spain this year, and we’ve done some really amazing, amazing scenes," Moore said at a lecture at the University of the Basque Country. "So it’s going to be really exciting."
Moore has been with the show since Season 3, overseeing visual elements from scene design to costumes and lighting. She coordinates teams filming simultaneously in Spain, Croatia, Northern Ireland and more. Read more...More about Filming, Spain, Christina Moore, Art Direction, and Game Of Thrones
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild soundtrack is beautiful on the surface, but YouTuber Mark Brown digs a little deeper to see exactly what makes the sound design of the latest Zelda games such a success.
In the video above, Brown explains how underneath Breath of the Wild's visceral piano plinks and violin plucks is a very nuanced orchestration that echoes Zelda games of the past without completely lifting classic theme songs or tunes. The soundtrack helps explore the themes and tones of Breath of the Wild while staying true to the series with understated references and surprising callbacks. Read more...More about Breath Of The Wild, Zelda, Nintendo, Gaming, and Entertainment
Two senators are trying to defend your future cars from hacks.
Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal (of Massachusetts and Connecticut, respectively) recently reintroduced the SPY Car Act, which aims to protect the control of your vehicle as well as any data a hacker might find there.
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The bill's authors hope to separate "critical software systems" from noncritical ones, so an infection of the noncritical parts wouldn't necessarily lead to an infection of the systems that control the vehicle.
Were it to become law, the Federal Trade Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would be tasked with making sure vehicles could detect any kind of hack and follow that detection by stopping it before the car is being controlled remotely. Read more...More about Cyber Dashboard, Law, Bill, Senate, and Cars
If you've ever talked to your friends about getting a tattoo, the one thing they'll probably tell you is to make sure the tattoo is something meaningful.
For Douglas Pratt, father of two, that something meaningful comes in the form of his sons. That's why for his first tattoo, Pratt got an image of him and his two sons sharing a happy moment in the style of Calvin and Hobbes.
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The adorable tattoo received a lot of attention on Reddit and Imgur after Platt shared the image of it, and we can see why. Read more...More about Reddit, Calvin And Hobbes, Kids, Son, and Dads
Spider-Man: Homecoming brings us our third Spider-Man in 15 years, but this webslinger's got something his predecessors didn't: a hookup to the Avengers.
The new poster makes that crystal-clear, positioning the Avengers tower smack-dab in the middle of the Manhattan skyline.
SEE ALSO: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer mixes action and awkardness
Our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is there, too, chillin' like a villain on the water's edge.
Homework can wait. The city can’t#SpiderManHomecoming pic.twitter.com/Po7VJaCfWg
— Spider-Man (@SpiderManMovie) March 24, 2017
In addition to his signature blue-and-red suit, Spider-Man's rocking a bright yellow blazer emblazoned with his school's insignia. And while the caption – "Homework can wait. The city can't" – suggests he's got a lot on his plate right now, he seems to be taking a break to soak in some sun. Read more...More about Marvel, Spider Man Homecoming, Spider Man, Entertainment, and Film
Uber is failing at step one: Admit you have a problem.
SEE ALSO: Why sexual harassment scandals like Uber's are bound to persist in tech
The latest example comes via a tweet from Kamilah Taylor, a senior software engineer and coauthor of Women In Tech, who was recently approached by Uber hiring's team with a job offer.
@nrrrdcore 🙄 You should see this actual exchange I had with a hiring manager there a couple weeks agopic.twitter.com/yrabqc7e7k
— kamilah taylor ⚡️ (@kamilah) March 22, 2017
So per Uber HR, they do "understand" the concern of "Uber's questionable business practices and sexism," as Taylor brilliantly phrased it. Read more...More about Workplace Culture, Workplace, Sexism, Silicon Valley, and Tech
Cosmologist Stephen Hawking spoke in Hong Kong on Friday — only he wasn't actually present for the speech.
The world-renowned physicist actually gave his speech live via hologram for the 90-minute lecture about his life and work. He was beamed in for his lecture from the UK.
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"Hawking spoke about the human mind, societal trends and issues such as education and science and technology research and funding, as well as what the future holds in light of current affairs," according to a press release about the event.
If you can believe it, this isn't the first time the famous scientist has given a speech via hologram. Read more...More about Space, Holograms, Tech, Black Holes, and Stephen Hawking
Before she co-founded ClassPass, Mary Biggins sold subscriptions for leather-bound books.
"I love the subscription space," Biggins said in an interview on Mashable's Biz Please podcast. "From really early in my career, I've been thinking about subscription unit economics and how you acquire customers. The thing that's really cool about subscriptions is there are so many different levers to think about."
Biggins joined Mashable social media producer Tracey Edouard and me in our New York headquarters to talk about her history in the subscription space and her new venture, MealPal.
MealPal, which lets customers pay a set monthly fee to pick up weekday lunches from participating restaurants, is growing. The startup just went international with a launch in London and raised another $15 million in venture funding. And even as the subscription space gets more crowded, and startups struggle to make as much of a mark as the boutique fitness subscription service ClassPass once did, Biggins says MealPal is built to last. Read more...More about Subscription Services, Mary Biggins, Mealpal, Mealpass, and Biz Please