recent articles.en-usRssPete Souza pauses the Trump shade to photograph President Underwood in D.C. over Barack Obama, Pete Souza's got a new president to photograph. To mark the return of Netflix's political drama, House of Cards, the streaming company enlisted the help of very talented photographer and professional Instagram shade thrower, Pete Souza, to shoot promo shots for Season 5.On Monday, while President Trump was visiting the Middle East, Souza followed House of Cards stars Kevin Spacey and Michael Kelly around Washington D.C. and snapped some epic candid shots.SEE ALSO: This 'House of Cards' Season 5 trailer seems a little too realistic RN Read more...More about Conversations, Politics, Television, Photography, and NetflixTue, 23 May 2017 12:46:44 -0400 touching story about Mr. Rogers has gone viral and, well, grab tissues"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping,'" Fred Rogers once famously said.  Late Monday night, writer Anthony Breznican began a heartfelt Twitter spree with this quote, before sharing memories of a chance encounter with the beloved host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Breznican was prompted by a tweet that claimed it was the 50th anniversary of the show, and while it's technically just the 49th anniversary , the story still tugs on the heartstrings. Read more...More about Watercooler, Mr. Rogers, and WatercoolerTue, 23 May 2017 12:43:20 -0400 and Nokia are friends again and Nokia are no longer locked in a legal duel. The two companies announced on Tuesday that they "settled all litigation related to their intellectual property dispute and agreed [to] a multi-year patent license."The legal suit in question is from December 2016, when Nokia sued Apple in the United States and Germany, alleging 32 types of patent infringement. Nokia claimed Apple used a lot of technology in the iPhone that Nokia developed, such as user interfaces and mobile device displays. SEE ALSO: New documents provide a glimpse into Apple's self-driving car programNow, thanks to the settlement, Nokia will get a chunk of cash from Apple as well as additional revenue as the agreement runs its course. Also, Nokia "digital health products" will pop up in Apple stores, and the two are trying to figure out how to work together on "digital health initiatives." Read more...More about Tech and TechTue, 23 May 2017 12:36:29 -0400 Snapchat wants to grow with a little help from TV and sports stadiums ready to start seeing Snapchat in the real world and on TV.The youth-oriented app is working with Tagboard to push Snaps beyond the mobile phone and onto bigger screens. It's a move that could help Snapchat boost its overall footprint and attract new users, something that's sorely needed. Snap Inc is now a public company, and so far it's not doing much to impress. Getting out into the real world is a big opportunity to reach new people. That's where Tagboard comes in.Getting a Snap up on a jumbotron isn't as easy as it may seem. Software provider Tagboard revealed for the first time on Tuesday that it has worked intimately with Snap Inc. over the past year to help single snaps, Snapchat Stories, and Snapcodes appear on TV and in sports stadiums.  Read more...More about Sports, Television, Snapchat, Snapchat Stories, and TagboardTue, 23 May 2017 12:34:39 -0400 Baldwin's young daughter has her own Trump impression in the works Baldwin's Donald Trump impression was a mainstay of Saturday Night Live's 42nd season, and with good reason considering the current political climate.In fact, Baldwin's near weekly stints on the show have led the actor's young daughter, Carmen, to develop her own impression of dad's take on the president. SEE ALSO: 'Donald Trump' on 'SNL' admits things are going to get way, way worseShe debuted her impression for the public via mom's Instagram on Saturday ahead of the show's season finale. It's Saturday! Season finale of @nbcsnl ...sound up 🙈A post shared by Hilaria Thomas Baldwin on May 20, 2017 at 8:02am PDT Read more...More about Watercooler, Watercooler, and VideosTue, 23 May 2017 12:30:42 -0400'Come From Away' is the musical about 9/11 everyone is talking about. Here's why. more...{"player":{"description":"The musical is considered a front-runner at the Tonys come June.","image":"","mediaid":"panayYmnWV","preload":false,"title":"'Come From Away' is the musical about 9/11 everyone is talking about. Here's why.","sources":[{"file":""},{"file":""},{"file":""},{"file":""},{"file":""}]},"options":{"disableAds":false,"disableSharing":false,"embedUrl":"","standaloneUrl":null,"post":{"url":"","date":"2017-05-23T16:30:13.140Z","bp_id":46434,"wp_id":null}},"advertising":{"params":{"keywords":"entertainment,musicals,tony awards","sec0":null,"sec1":"","prc":""}},"analytics":{"labels":"entertainment,musicals,tony awards","videoSeriesName":null}}More about Entertainment, Musicals, Tony Awards, and EntertainmentTue, 23 May 2017 12:30:13 -0400 Musk told Donald Trump what to do about the Paris Climate Agreement Trump administration may finally be nearing a decision on whether to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement. Now we know that visionary businessman Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX, Tesla, and a new, mysterious tunnel-building firm called the Boring Company, is talking to President Donald Trump about what to do regarding this agreement.  Given his role in alternative energy, it's no surprise that Musk is in favor of the 2016 treaty.SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's Boring Company isn't waiting any longerThe Paris agreement was negotiated under former president Barack Obama. And for the first time in decades of climate diplomacy, all nations agreed to take steps to cut emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases based on their own timetables.  Read more...More about Climate, Science, Global Warming, Paris Climate Agreement, and DiplomacyTue, 23 May 2017 12:27:58 -0400 entire country of Sweden is listed on Airbnb an effort to boost tourism, Sweden is appealing to the Airbnb generation of travelers in an unusual way: by listing their entire country as available for stay. Sweden is trying to educate and interest travelers in their concept of "Allemansrätten," otherwise known as "the freedom to roam."SEE ALSO: Cliffside hotel pods offer the ultimate panoramic views at terrifying heightsBasically, Swedish law states that all people have the right to be free on their land. That means free to camp, to hike, and explore, and to use natural resources at will. As a concept, it's pretty appealing, especially when camping outdoors can frequently cost the same or more as a hostel .  Read more...More about Watercooler, Airbnb, Sweden, and WatercoolerTue, 23 May 2017 12:15:29 -0400 rolls out friend features for live video, but no group chats really wants you to talk to your friends — so it's making it even easier for your inner circle to interact in and around its Live videos.The social network just announced two new features for Live that will allow you to pull your friends into broadcasts: Live Chat with Friends and Live With.SEE ALSO: Facebook isn't alone—moderating the internet is basically impossibleLive Chat with Friends opens up a private chat room for just you and your friends during a video — if you want to discuss the subject of the stream in real time without airing your conversation to the general public, you can now just rope in a few friends on the side.  Read more...More about Facebook, Facebook Live, Houseparty, Group Chat, and TechTue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400're getting 11 beautiful 'Overwatch' hero skins is Overwatch's first birthday and there are a bunch of amazing new hero skins to celebrate the special occasion.During the Overwatch anniversary event running from today through June 12, your anniversary loot boxes will have a chance of dropping new skins for Tracer, Zarya, Symmetra, Pharah, Soldier: 76, Genji, Lúcio, Hanzo, D.Va, Mei, and Bastion.SEE ALSO: 'Overwatch' introduces dancing emotes and new mapsThey are definitely the coolest batch of skins to be introduced to the game. Check them out below:Graffiti TracerImage: BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENTCyberian ZaryaImage: BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT Read more...More about Gaming, Anniversary, Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment, and SkinsTue, 23 May 2017 11:56:10 -0400 normal shirt gets an honor roll student banned from graduation high school senior with a grade point average of 4.4 will not be allowed to walk at her own graduation this year. Why? You guessed it — her clavicles!Summer, who attends Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg, North Carolina, was sitting in the school cafeteria last week when the school principal asked her to put a jacket on over her shirt. The shirt — one of those convertible off-the-shoulder tops that are ubiquitous this season — was, per NBC Charlotte, partially exposing her shoulders and back.SEE ALSO: Teen told to wear 'appropriate dress' starts 'Crop Top Day' insteadSummer told the principal that she thought her shirt was "fine," but she complied with the request nonetheless, quickly borrowing a jacket from a friend. Read more...More about Education, Dress Code, and WatercoolerTue, 23 May 2017 11:46:34 -0400'Overwatch' introduces dancing emotes and new maps's first anniversary event is here and it's introducing a whole bunch of awesome new content to celebrate.The Overwatch anniversary event, running from today through June 12, includes an anniversary loot box with a chance of dropping new hero skins, dancing emotes for every hero, and other cosmetics. Plus, there are three new arena maps for arcade mode along with some changes coming to the arcade.SEE ALSO: 3 highs and 1 low from Jeff Kaplan's first year with 'Overwatch'The new arena maps are called Castillo, Black Forest, and Necropolis. They will be in Overwatch permanently and only playable in arcade and custom game modes. Read more...More about Gaming, Anniversary, Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment, and EntertainmentTue, 23 May 2017 11:45:47 -0400're going to have to start taking responsibility for hate speech a move that would mark a major turning point for how governments regulate what is posted on online, European Union ministers have voted to establish a universal set of content rules companies like Facebook would be forced to follow. The vote, which came on Tuesday, is not the final step; EU Parliament still has to give its final okay for the proposal to become law. But it's a major step towards putting serious new regulations that companies will need to address.If passed, the rules would be the broadest content regulations yet put on tech platforms. Companies like Facebook and Google struggle to police the massive platforms they have built. A recent leak of Facebook documents provided a look at just how difficult it is for the social network to police its nearly two billion users. They're not alone in that challenge.  Read more...More about Tech, Twitter, Business, and PoliticsTue, 23 May 2017 11:42:39 -0400 ways to smash your summer fitness goals without stepping foot on a running track (Paid Content by Fastrack) all know how important it is to take care of our health and well-being, but we’re not all cut out to be in the gym 5 days a week. Put simply, exercise is time consuming, grueling, and pretty boring. Summer is approaching, and we’re all feeling the pressure to feel our best, which is sending a lot of people towards those tough workouts that take a lot of time out of your day.It’s not all bad news though! Your summer fitness goals are totally achievable — and you don’t even need to step foot on a treadmill. With the Fastrack Reflex you can keep tabs on the way your body is working out every day, and gear up for some action as there are so many fun ways you can up your movement on a daily basis. Here are a few tips: Read more...More about Lifestyle, Supported, Fitness, Fun, and Fitness TrackerTue, 23 May 2017 11:26:58 -0400 Game of Thrones eventually be 20-minutes and on your smartphone? Well, maybe. AT&T gears up to acquire Time Warner, mobile content is top-of-mind for teams at both companies. AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson spoke of these plans on Tuesday, singling out HBO as a Time Warner brand that has become a household name.But how would something like Game of Thrones look on mobile? Shorter — much shorter. "Maybe you want a 20-minute episode," Stephenson suggested, noting before that the mere suggestion would be terrifying for HBO CEO Richard Plepler."Let the content geniuses and creative geniuses think about this, but curate the content uniquely for a mobile environment," he added. Read more...More about Entertainment, Mobile, Television, Hbo, and Game Of ThronesTue, 23 May 2017 11:26:20 -0400 Corden, Conan O'Brien and NBC News come to Snapchat with new shows ready for more TV in Snapchat. James Corden, Conan O'Brien, and NBC News are all launching new shows exclusive to Snapchat, as TV companies and talent flock to the teen-friendly app. James Corden will star in "James Corden's Next James Corden," which is ostensibly about a talent search led by James Corden looking for people who can have a career similar to James Corden.SEE ALSO: Snapchat's new 'limitless' snaps will change everythingO'Brien will work on a less O'Brien-focused show. He and Turner will be developing an animated comedy show, a first for Snapchat.True to Snapchat's history of embracing the fun and the serious, NBC News is launching a daily show, though details aren't yet finalized, according to Variety. Read more...More about Snapchat, Nbc, Digital Media, Conan O Brien, and James CordenTue, 23 May 2017 11:18:53 -0400 augmented reality glasses—AR windows are here today hear a lot of talk about the possibility of augmented reality glasses in the future, but it turns out there's another way engage the technology that might be more social: through an interactive window. SEE ALSO: Google buys VR company OwlchemyThat's the idea behind a new prototype device called DeepFrame from Denmark-based RealFiction. What you'll notice when looking at the demonstration videos is that the images look correctly placed in the real world as opposed to appearing as mere translucent images displayed over a location.DeepFrame seems like a fairly simple and obvious idea when you think about it, but with all the focus on mobile in the tech space, most companies have instead been looking to AR apps for smartphones and future wearable AR devices.  Read more...More about Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and TechTue, 23 May 2017 11:13:41 -0400's cheap smart lightbulbs to connect to Apple, Amazon, Google is pushing to make your home smarter — so it just teamed up with some of the biggest players in the connected home space. The Swedish home design retailer's TRÅDFRI smart lighting system will soon be compatible with some of the most common smart home hubs on the market: Apple Homekit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa. The company announced the news in a Swedish language press release, which was spotted by Mac Rumors.The bulbs will work alongside other connected devices in the smart home and answer to the voice commands, according to the release. The TRÅDFRI system will also be far cheaper than other connected lights on the market, making the platform an enticing gateway for homeowners holding off on smart appliances because of their high cost. There's no specific date for the new compatibility, with broad target of "summer and autumn" teased in the announcement. Read more...More about Ikea, Smart Light Bulbs, Connected Home, and TechTue, 23 May 2017 11:12:52 -0400's first laptop, the MateBook X, is here to slay MacBooks are hot fire once again.Microsoft announced its first laptop, the Surface Laptop, earlier this month, and now Huawei, the world's third-largest phone manufacturer, is getting into Windows 10 laptops, too.SEE ALSO: Huawei's new Honor 8 Pro smartphone has 6GB of RAM, ultra-slim designThough Huawei is known mostly for its budget and midrange phones in the U.S., the Chinese tech giant has made more concerted efforts to be seen as a premium device maker.The company's flagship P10 phone sits with the best Android phones. Hell, Huawei's even hired former "Get a Mac" actor Justin Long to push its products. Read more...More about Tablets, Windows, Huawei, Windows 10, and LaptopsTue, 23 May 2017 11:09:19 -0400 launches free app that converts your daily steps into life-saving nutrition is ramping up its efforts to help American kids get active and save lives, and it's using tech to do it.Two years after it officially launched its Kid Power fitness bands, which help kids convert their daily steps into life-saving nutrition for malnourished children in the developing world, the organization has launched a free app for people of all ages to use their physical activity for good. SEE ALSO: Stunning graphic novel shows aid workers fighting famine and fear in South SudanThe UNICEF Kid Power app, now available for iOS and Android, tracks your activity through your smartphone — the iPhone's Health app, for example — or through your Jawbone, Apple Watch, or other fitness trackers connected to your phone. Every 2,500 steps you take earns you a point, and 10 points "unlock" a ready-to-use therapeutic food package that UNICEF, through the program's sponsors, will deliver to a child with severe acute malnutrition. Read more...More about Tech, Apps, Social Good, Tech, and Social GoodTue, 23 May 2017 11:06:18 -0400 New Language of Dating more...More about Tech, Watercooler, and WatercoolerTue, 23 May 2017 11:01:48 -0400 is making food porn work for you a recipe to make that great salad you bought at the deli? Pinterest can help.Ever since its inception, food has been a large and important category for Pinterest. Food is the most searched category on Pinterest, and most frequently marked as "tried," a tag that indicates what DIY projects users actually tried out at home. ​Now Pinterest is introducing dedicated features to help pinners find recipes.SEE ALSO: This toddler is cooking up a delicious storm on her YouTube showUsing Lens, the company's visual search and image-recognition feature, Pinterest can now help you find recipes simply by taking photos of your food. Using "dish recognition," Lens analyzes the photo you took to recognize what the dish might be and then suggest related recipes.  Read more...More about Food, Pinterest, Cooking, and TechTue, 23 May 2017 11:00:05 -0400 fun 'Bachelorette' contestants who unfortunately didn't make the final cast Rachel Lindsay narrows her search for a fiancé from a field of 31 men to one, in the thirteenth season of The Bachelorette, fans can be sure that all the romance, contestant in-fighting, and incredible moments they've come to expect from the show will be present.What many fans don't realize, however, is that The Bachelorette's field of potential future husbands is rigorously trimmed over dozens of rounds of close inspection by producers.SEE ALSO: We, your child's school, regret banning fidget spinners after seeing what toy came nextTake a look at just a handful of the men who just missed the cut for this seasons roster of bachelors below. Better luck next year, fellas! Read more...More about Watercooler, Bachelorette, and WatercoolerTue, 23 May 2017 11:00:00 -0400 Perry brings the Taylor Swift feud to Carpool Karaoke because nowhere is safe Karaoke is an innocuous institution of a pop star's press tour. "Hey, they seem fun," we say every damn time. But now the carefree affair is tainted with bad blood. Katy Perry took a ride with James Corden during his primetime special, and after an endearing rendition of "Firework," he couldn't resist asking her about Taylor Swift.“I want to talk to you about some famous beef. Because there’s Taylor beef," asked Corden, in all his aw shucks wonder. "When are we going to clear that beef up?” Corden just wants all his best friends to be best friends, you see! SEE ALSO: Katy Perry's album trailer feels like a weird online dating profile Read more...More about Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, James Corden, Carpool Karaoke, and Celebrity FeudTue, 23 May 2017 10:51:50 -0400 Smith shuts down former Trump advisor for politicizing the Manchester attack Smith has absolutely no time for people looking to talk politics in the face of tragedy.This became abundantly clear when James Woolsey, a former Trump advisor attempted to use the the deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night as a means to bash Barack Obama's time in office. Woolsey's efforts were swiftly shut down by the Fox News anchor, who adamantly reminded him the investigation had not yet determined the cause of the explosion.SEE ALSO: Several dead after explosion reported at Ariana Grande concertWhen Woolsey, a former CIA director who advised President Trump during his campaign, spoke with Smith about the heartbreaking explosion that left 22 dead and 59 people injured near in Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom, it quickly became clear he was looking to politicize the incident. Read more...More about World, Conversations, Politics, Uk, and Fox NewsTue, 23 May 2017 10:49:53 -0400,000 bitcoin bought 2 pizzas in 2010 — and now it'd be worth $20 million's a big week for bitcoin — and for pizza. Monday marked Bitcoin Pizza Day — the date seven years ago when Laszlo Hanyecz completed the first ever purchase with bitcoin. Hanyecz bought two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoin, a quantity of the cryptocurrency that is now worth more than $21 million. Bitcoin aficionados use that milestone every year to track the growth of the cryptocurrency. The #Bitcoin pizza is worth $20,509,958 today. Today is Bitcoin pizza day!— Bitcoin Pizza May 22, 2017The #Bitcoin pizza is worth $21,453,066 today. — Bitcoin Pizza May 23, 2017 Read more...More about Business, Bitcoin, and BusinessTue, 23 May 2017 10:46:14 -0400 Trudeau waving to prom goers gets the Photoshop battle we've been waiting for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau knows how to throw the internet into a frenzy. Whether it's making everyone swoon by wearing a cool firefighter jacket, showing up to a meeting wearing Star Wars socks, or challenging Matthew Perry to a fight, he knows what the people want and gives it to them.Now, Trudeau is taking over prom season. The Canadian prime minister surprised a group of prom goers when he jogged passed their group photos for the big night. And of course, he stopped to take a few selfies before running off. Image: santorumsandwich/redditSEE ALSO: Refugees name their newborn baby 'Justin Trudeau' and it's so cute Read more...More about Watercooler, Reddit, Photoshop Battles, Justin Trudeau, and PromTue, 23 May 2017 10:42:38 -0400 bigger threat than WannaCry lurks in the shadows, and there's no easy cure predictions intrigue us, but we should be wary of taking them at face value. After all, the world hasn't ended yet, Y2K did not kill our computers, and the internet survived Kim Kardashian's nudes. Still, a single tweet by Miroslav Stampar, a cybersecurity expert working for the Croatian government, piqued my interest. It's a "matter of time" before bad guys start tying together several hacking techniques following the WannaCry ransomware attack, he wrote. And when they do, "we die." What did he mean by that?SEE ALSO: Prepare Yourself For Ransomeware HellStampar was featured in several news articles in the past few days; he was the first to explain, in detail, a new threat called EternalRocks, which takes advantage of seven different exploits that have recently been stolen from the NSA's trove of security vulnerabilities .  Read more...More about Nsa, Hackers, Hacking, Exploits, and WannacryTue, 23 May 2017 10:37:37 -0400 Grande's manager issues statement about Manchester attack devastating explosion in Manchester after Monday's Ariana Grande concert left 22 dead and many more injured. Late Monday night Scooter Braun, Grande's manager, issued a statement via Twitter responding to the attack.SEE ALSO: People are pretending to have 'missing friends' after the Manchester— Scooter Braun May 23, 2017Grande herself tweeted at around 4 a.m. local time after the explosion, while over in the states James Corden spoke of the attacks on his late-night show. The attack is being treated as a terrorist incident, per CNN.WATCH: Police officer risks life to pull man off tracks moments before train arrives Read more...{"player":{"description":"Officer Victor Ortiz is being hailed as a hero after the incident.","image":"","mediaid":"MVlQJ1doNR","preload":false,"title":"Police officer risks life to pull man off tracks moments before train arrives","sources":[{"file":""},{"file":""},{"file":""},{"file":""},{"file":""}]},"options":{"disableAds":false,"disableSharing":false,"embedUrl":"","standaloneUrl":null,"post":{"url":"","date":"2016-08-30T15:46:44.000Z","bp_id":19203,"wp_id":null}},"advertising":{"params":{"keywords":"us,mashable-video,officer,us & world","sec0":null,"sec1":"","prc":""}},"analytics":{"labels":"us,mashable-video,officer,us & world","videoSeriesName":null}}More about Entertainment, Music, Newsy, Ariana Grande, and ManchesterTue, 23 May 2017 10:36:44 -0400 Bows Location and Hashtag Search (Phone Scoop) today made it easier to find story content in its mobile app based on location or interests/topics. A new story ring now appears at the top of the explore section. Stories that have location stickers applied to them will be added to the ring so people can view myriad stories shared from around the world. Similarly, people can now mark their stories with hashtags, making them searchable to others. Instagram says these stories may be shared with a much larger audience via the explore tab, but users can opt to share their location or hashtagged stories only with followers . The new searching tools will appear in Instagram 10.22 for Android and iOS, which is rolling out this week.Tue, 23 May 2017 10:18:30 -0400 Debuts Story Collaboration Tool (Phone Scoop) today unveiled a new feature that makes it possible for many people to contribute to the same story. Snapchat calls the new tool custom stories. One person creates the story and then invites others to add their own snaps. The creator can limit the story so only those invited to contribute are allowed to see it. Further, the creator can geofence the story so only people in a specific location can see the story. Snapchat says stories will disappear after 24 hours if no one contributes to them. Snapchat's new collaborative stories are rolling out to Android and iOS devices in a fresh update to the mobile app.Tue, 23 May 2017 09:25:53 -0400 TV App for iOS Adds AirPlay Compatibility (Phone Scoop) recently updated its YouTube TV app for iOS and gave it the ability to push content to the Apple TV. The Android version of the mobile app can cast video to Chromecast-enabled TVs, but Apple TV users were left without a way to connect the gap between their iPhone and television set. The new version of YouTube TV for iOS adds AirPlay, allowing iPhone owners to view YouTube TV programming on their television set through the Apple TV. YouTube TV for iOS is free to download from the iTunes App Store, but the availability of the service is limited to just a handful of markets for the time being.Tue, 23 May 2017 08:26:42 -0400 and Nokia Bury the Patent Hatchet (Phone Scoop) today said it has settled its patent complaints against Nokia and the two have signed a multi-year patent license. The two corporations sued one another in December of last year concerning licensing fees for Nokia's patents. Nokia said Apple refused to pay fair prices, while Apple accused Nokia of antitrust behavior. Nokia had sold its patents to patent-assertion firms that then demanded higher rates. Moving forward, Nokia will provide Apple with network infrastructure products and services, and Apple will resume selling Nokia-owned smart devices as the two look at future potential digital health offerings. Apple is set to pay Nokia a significant upfront fee and then on-going payments. Both companies expressed positive sentiments in having the matter behind them. "We are pleased with this resolution of our dispute and we look forward to expanding our business relationship with Nokia," said Apple COO Jeff Williams. Companies often use lawsuits as a negotiation tactic.Tue, 23 May 2017 08:10:59 -0400 Australians want Outkast's 'Hey Ya' to be their national anthem're not sure what part of Outkast's catchy 2003 classic "Hey Ya" inspires national pride but some Australians tried to make it the country's national anthem anyway.The bid to replace "Advance Australia Fair" — the country's official national anthem since 1977 — was just supported by four petitioners but the government still acknowledged it.SEE ALSO: Australia's prime minister definitely doesn't know what 'Netflix and chill' meansSpecifically the country's Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, who responded to the petition in parliament on Monday. Read more...More about Watercooler, Music, Australia, National Anthem, and National AnthemsTue, 23 May 2017 06:49:18 -0400 staged a 'big gay wedding' outside parliament to protest same-sex marriage ban couple staged a #BigGayWedding on the steps of Stormont, Northern Ireland's centre of government, to protest the country's ban on same-sex marriage on Monday. SEE ALSO: LGBTQ activists threw a dance party outside Mike Pence's house and the pictures are epic22-year-old LGBTQ activists Mark McLoughlin and Neal Rush, who've been together for two years, held a mock ceremony outside the parliament building on the two year anniversary of the Republic of Ireland's referendum which resulted in the legalisation of same-sex marriage. What a powerful image. Comhghairdeas chomrádaithe! 🏳️‍🌈✊🏼 #MarriageEquality— Aodhán Hamill May 22, 2017 Read more...More about Uk, Social Good, Lgbtq, Marriage Equality, and Northern IrelandTue, 23 May 2017 06:35:42 -0400 comedian relives his first and worst moment on stage stand-up is hard, but Kevin Allison learned that it gets even worse when you forget all of your jokes. Relive the nerve-wracking moment in full animation.First Fails is a new mini-series from Mashable and Bravo. Join celebrities as they recount their worst moments in full animated color.  Read more...More about Bravo, First Fails, Kevin Allison, Stand Up Comedy, and WatercoolerTue, 23 May 2017 06:15:00 -0400, this is not a picture of Ariana Grande after Manchester Arena attack news broke of the explosion that killed at least 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, inaccurate accounts about the incident have been spreading online. SEE ALSO: James Corden delivers an emotional tribute to the people of ManchesterOne of the pictures doing the rounds on Twitter and Instagram allegedly shows Ariana Grande backstage after the concert, covered in what looks like blood on her face. Many are sharing it asking whether the pop singer was OK after the attack: Are you okay sist? : on May 23, 2017 at 1:50am PDT Read more...More about Ariana Grande, Debunk, Fake News, and EntertainmentTue, 23 May 2017 05:42:22 -0400 Trump calls Manchester attackers 'evil losers' president Donald Trump has expressed his "deepest condolences" to the victims of the Manchester Arena suicide attack that killed 22 people. SEE ALSO: James Corden delivers an emotional tribute to the people of ManchesterAt a press conference in Bethlehem with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Trump said: “So many young and beautiful and innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. I won't call them monsters because they would like that term, they would think that's great name. I will call them from now on, losers, because that's what they are: they're losers. And we'll have more of them, but they're losers, just remember that." Read more...More about Watercooler, Donald Trump, Ariana Grande, Manchester Arena, and Manchester AttackTue, 23 May 2017 05:00:20 -0400 of Apple devices targeted in government requests doubled in 2016 the second half of 2016, Apple dealt with government data requests affecting more than 20,000 devices — nearly double from what the company dealt with in the first half of the year. Also, for the first time ever, Apple reported receiving a National Security Letter in its latest biannual transparency report. SEE ALSO: Everyone says Apple's iPhone 8 might be late. How bad is that, really?NSLs are demands from the FBI for user data — normally, they're subject to a gag order, but they're declassified once a case becomes inactive. Apple didn't reveal the contents of the letter, only that it received one.  Read more...More about Apple, Privacy, Transparency Report, and TechTue, 23 May 2017 04:50:34 -0400 Elba tweets passionate message to Manchester attack victims artists, actors and musicians are reacting with shock and sadness at the Manchester Arena suicide attack that killed 22 people — including some children — and injured 59 at the end of a concert by Ariana Grande. SEE ALSO: James Corden delivers an emotional tribute to the people of ManchesterLiam Gallagher, the Manchester-based former singer of the Oasis, led the tributes on Twitter: In total shock and absolutely devastated about what's gone down in MANCHESTER sending Love and Light to all the family's involved LG x— Liam Gallagher May 23, 2017He was followed by Take That vocalist and X-factor judge Gary Barlow:  Read more...More about Idris Elba, Ariana Grande, Manchester Arena, Manchester Attack, and EntertainmentTue, 23 May 2017 04:47:43 -0400 accuses Chinese ‘gaming' website of hacking Xbox accounts has accused a Chinese gaming website of hacking Xbox account and illegally gaining virtual gaming currencies.iGSKY, which presented itself as a gaming service website, offered players a way to pay for in-game credits and rare items across games like FIFA, Final Fantasy and Aion Kinah.SEE ALSO: Microsoft's future phones might not even look like phonesMicrosoft on Friday filed a complaint against the company in federal court.The tech giant's probe into iGSKY began in December 2016, when the company's in-house fraud investigators purchased over 11,000 FIFA points for $60, according to a report by The Verge. Read more...More about Gaming, Microsoft, Xbox, and TechTue, 23 May 2017 04:47:32 -0400 could deliver a literal ton of stuff to remote villages of China's biggest e-commerce operators is planning to build a logistics network with drones at its backbone, as it seeks to further expand its e-commerce business in rural China. — the second largest e-commerce company in China after Alibaba — said that it will enter a partnership with civil aviation authorities in Shaanxi, northern China to develop a drone that could hold more than a ton of cargo. SEE ALSO: Drone owners will now have to register with the government in ChinaThe drones are expected to be of a 300 km low-altitude network that includes hundreds of routes and drone air-bases for e-commerce shipments, according to the South China Morning Post. Read more...More about China, Drones, Rural, and TechTue, 23 May 2017 04:44:02 -0400 Corden delivers an emotional tribute to the people of Manchester Corden was in the midst of taping The Late Late Show when he received news of the deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.So the television host recorded an extra segment to pay tribute to the victims and those affected by the disaster, even though details of the attack were still scant at the time."It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news that attacks like this can happen. But especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight," said Cordon, who was visibly emotional as he shared his love for the city of Manchester, and its inimitable spirit. Read more...More about Watercooler, James Corden, Manchester, The Late Show With James Corden, and Manchester ExplosionTue, 23 May 2017 01:45:51 -0400 one glass of wine per day can raise your breast cancer risk experts say they're increasingly confident that at least two lifestyle choices can affect a woman's risk of getting breast cancer: drinking alcohol and exercising. Just one alcoholic drink each day is enough to boost breast cancer risk, according to a comprehensive new report published Tuesday. Vigorous exercise, by contrast, can decrease the risk in both pre- and postmenopausal women.SEE ALSO: Alcohol's cancer risks outweigh any health benefits, study showsThe American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund published their joint report, which includes data on 12 million women and 260,000 cases of breast cancer gathered in nearly 120 studies. Read more...More about Science, Cancer, Wine, Alcoholic Beverage, and AlcoholTue, 23 May 2017 00:01:00 -0400 Lives Matter gets the global recognition it deserves's a modern-day civil rights movement that has firm roots in the African-American community, but Black Lives Matter has deservedly received international recognition.Namely in Australia, where the Black Lives Matter Global Network has been awarded this year's Sydney Peace Prize, which recognises "leading global voices that promote peace, justice and nonviolence."SEE ALSO: Activists want you to shame these major corporations for their ties to TrumpAccording to the award's citation, the movement inspired people to "stand up locally, nationally and internationally" to demand respect for "human rights and equality," and remind us "of the power of authentic democracy to achieve transformative change and justice." Read more...More about Australia, Black Lives Matter, Sydney, Sydney Peace Prize, and WatercoolerMon, 22 May 2017 23:47:16 -0400 Grande shares heartbreaking message on social media after tragic concert pain was apparent in Ariana Grande's words early Tuesday morning. Only a few hours after an explosion rocked her concert in Manchester, England, Grande reached out to fans with a heartfelt message on Twitter. Here's her tweet, sent out just before 4 a.m. local time in Manchester:brokenfrom the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.— Ariana Grande May 23, 2017The blast killed at least 19 people and injured around 50 others as the show was ending. Many of her peers tweeted messages of support after news of the explosion spread, and plenty of people used social media to help house and connect people affected by the blast.  Read more...More about Ariana Grande, Manchester, Manchester Explosion, and Social MediaMon, 22 May 2017 23:31:52 -0400 could absolutely devastate the retail market are coming for retail jobs. In-store automation threatens to kill four in 10 positions in the retail sector throughout the next decade, according to a new study.That could add up to 7.5 million lost jobs—proportionally a much bigger hit than even manufacturing took when automation devastated its labor market, according to Cornerstone Capital Group, the bank behind the report. SEE ALSO: Trump's treasury secretary is 'not worried at all' about job-killing AIIt's not as if retail workers don't have enough to keep them up at night. Hundreds of store employees have lost their jobs over the past few years as online shopping and excess store space plunge the traditional retail industry into choppy waters.  Read more...More about Amazon, Retail, Intel, Automation, and BusinessMon, 22 May 2017 22:23:45 -0400 of help flood in online after Ariana Grande concert explosion for the helpers. Within hours, if not minutes, of the events at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that saw several people dead and dozens more injured, offers of help were flooding in online.SEE ALSO: Several dead after explosion reported at Ariana Grande concertOn Twitter, one of the first hashtags to emerge from the incident was #roomformanchester, in which local people advertised rooms in their homes for anyone affected by the incident and the ensuing travel chaos. #roomformanchester Anyone needing somewhere to stay can come to our Manchester headquarters in the city centre127 Portland St M1 4PZ— Steven Bartlett May 22, 2017 Read more...More about Ariana Grande, Manchester, Manchester Explosion, and EntertainmentMon, 22 May 2017 21:40:45 -0400 develop a way to take pictures through walls using Wi-Fi is everywhere — and as the electromagnetic waves are beamed out from routers to connect our devices to the internet, they also travel through empty space, around corners, and even through walls.  A pair of German researchers have developed a method to harness Wi-Fi signals to capture 3D hologram images of objects around a network, even through solid barriers like doors and walls. The key is recording the shapes made by stray radiation, the electromagnetic waves that bounce off objects as they travel through the air.   The research behind the 3D-imaging method, which started as an undergraduate thesis project before being fleshed out into a larger study, was originally published in the Physical Review of Letters earlier this month. The technique described in the study was able to provide images as often as 10 times a second and recreate the contents of an entire building in a large-scale simulation.    Read more...More about Wi Fi, Imaging, and TechMon, 22 May 2017 21:10:38 -0400 is Supergirl wearing Wonder Woman's boots? more...{"player":{"description":"\"I borrowed them from a friend.\"","image":"","mediaid":"qGo5Rkm0W9","preload":false,"title":"Why is Supergirl wearing Wonder Woman's boots?","sources":[{"file":""},{"file":""},{"file":""},{"file":""},{"file":""}]},"options":{"disableAds":false,"disableSharing":false,"embedUrl":"","standaloneUrl":null,"post":{"url":"","date":"2017-05-23T01:00:00.000Z","bp_id":46486,"wp_id":null}},"advertising":{"params":{"keywords":"entertainment,television,movies,supergirl,wonder woman,lynda carter","sec0":null,"sec1":"","prc":""}},"analytics":{"labels":"entertainment,television,movies,supergirl,wonder woman,lynda carter","videoSeriesName":null}}More about Television, Movies, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and Lynda CarterMon, 22 May 2017 21:00:00 -0400 Miranda can't stop making mixtapes and his latest is about Twitter mixes and hot takes about Twitter are so hot right now. The microblogging site now has its very own mixtape, just like the one you gave your high school sweetheart junior year. Except this mix about Twitter is courtesy of the musical mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda. SEE ALSO: 'DuckTales' reboot taps Lin-Manuel Miranda for fan-favorite characterWhile we can't see into the inner workings of Miranda's brain, the playlist consists of tunes that lay the perfect soundtrack for some of your experiences on the site, like "Notice Me" by PnB Rock, and "Too Many Puppies" by Primus. Note: There is no such thing as too many puppies.  Read more...More about Entertainment and EntertainmentMon, 22 May 2017 20:38:14 -0400 Clinton Wikipedia page redirected to ‘Mein Kampf’ for 16 hours and no one noticed how much we all love it, Wikipedia is not a credible source. That's because any one can edit content at any time, adding in falsehoods that can sit there until, well, someone notices.Case in point: a page dedicated to the bibliography of Hillary Clinton redirected to Adolf Hilter's autobiography Mein Kampf on Monday for over 16 hours.SEE ALSO: Facebook isn't alone—moderating the internet is basically impossibleAccording to the edit history, the page was edited to redirect at 6:26 a.m. UTC, which is 2:26 a.m. ET. When you edit a Wikipedia entry, your IP address is logged and is publicly facing. We plugged that address into a tool that provides clues about who's behind the IP, including details about their Internet Service Provider. Read more...More about Hillary Clinton, Wikipedia, Adolf Hitler, and WatercoolerMon, 22 May 2017 20:08:57 -0400 thinks Bill Cosby-themed cocktail is a good idea until severe backlash "Pill Cosby" cocktail didn’t last long on a bar menu after the internet found out about it. SEE ALSO: Bill Cosby comments on sexual assault allegations in first public interview in 2 yearsThe pink hibiscus tequila drink — complete with drug capsules floating in the ice — was being served at Diet Starts Monday, a pop-up bar and restaurant in Washington, D.C., according to the Washingtonian. On Monday, the same day jury selection began for disgraced comedian Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the cocktail was called out on social media. Sixty women have accused him of sexual assault, with many claiming that he drugged them.   Read more...More about Bill Cosby, Rape Culture, Date Rape, Pill Cosby, and WatercoolerMon, 22 May 2017 19:54:42 -0400's new ads are a million miles from 'I'm a Mac and I'm a PC' and funny are out. Short and obvious are in.Watching Apple's new collection of Switch Ads, I was instantly nostalgic for the company's iconic "I'm a Mac and I'm a PC" ads that introduced us to the wit and comic-timing of John Hodgman and lovable knowingness of Justin Long.In those ads, they were affable counterparts in the computing spectrum. Hodgman personified the buttoned-down nature of the Windows PC industry and user—as well as every issue the pre-Windows 10 PC had—while Long was the cool Mac, impervious to Windows viruses and honestly concerned for the well-being of his beleaguered friend. Read more...More about Tech, Apple, Mac, and TechMon, 22 May 2017 19:02:59 -0400'Red Dead Redemption 2' delayed, but we get new screenshots Dead Redemption 2 is being delayed until spring 2018, Rockstar Games said today in a blog post.The sequel to 2010's epic western game Red Dead Redemption was originally expected to release in fall 2017, but the developer said that building the game "from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware" requires some extra time.SEE ALSO: Sit back and enjoy this first, early look at 'Red Dead Redemption 2'As a consolation, Rockstar shared six brand new images of Red Dead Redemption 2, including the photo above.Image: ROCKSTAR GAMESImage: ROCKSTAR GAMESImage: ROCKSTAR GAMES Read more...More about Gaming, Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2, and EntertainmentMon, 22 May 2017 16:26:05 -0400 to go on 'contingency' spacewalk to fix Space Station astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are preparing for a hastily-scheduled spacewalk to repair a faulty part on the International Space Station . The "contingency spacewalk," which will take place on Tuesday morning, is aimed at removing and replacing a part known as the Multiplexer-Demultiplexer , which failed on Saturday morning. The cause of the failure is not known, NASA said in a blog post on Sunday. SEE ALSO: Astronauts take epic 200th spacewalk outside the International Space StationWhile this is not an emergency situation — no lives are at risk on the Space Station as a result of the outage — but having backup systems is critical to the operation of the orbiting laboratory. The MDM is used to keep solar arrays, radiators, and other systems functioning properly.   Read more...More about Newsy, Us World, and SpaceMon, 22 May 2017 16:25:00 -0400 sure looks like Infowars misreported its own White House credentials, the far-right news website run by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, bragged Monday about its new White House press credentials.SEE ALSO: Alex Jones plays a character on Infowars named 'Alex Jones,' says lawyer for Alex JonesThe site's Washington Bureau Chief, Jerome Corsi, tweeted about obtaining press access with a photo in what looked like the White House briefing room. The website also ran a quick story about what it called "an epic blow" to mainstream media. The story also teased that Alex Jones might attend future meetings.Corsi spent most of the rest of the day tweeting about the debunked conspiracy surrounding the murder of former Democratic staffer Seth Rich. Read more...More about Business, Media, White House, Infowars, and Press CredentialsMon, 22 May 2017 16:21:23 -0400 files lawsuit against Pandora for mimicking its 'iconic logo' the horror: you're attempting to pay for something using your phone but just when you pull up the app your device starts blasting the last embarrassing song you were listening to.According to a legal complaint filed on Friday, this is a common problem faced by PayPal users thanks to the music streaming app Pandora's 2016 logo redesign, which looks remarkably similar to PayPal's.PayPal is suing the music streaming app for trademark infringement, claiming Pandora's imitation of its "iconic" blue P logo is confusing users and threatening their experiences with the online payment platform. Read more...More about Tech, Business, Music, Conversations, and PandoraMon, 22 May 2017 16:18:26 -0400'Game of Thrones' Season 7 shows something Westeros hasn't seen in centuries, so much for hopes of a diplomatic solution. New photos from the upcoming Game of Thrones Season 7 dropped Monday — and while they don't offer a whole lot of new information, they do confirm what we suspected when we saw Queen Daenerys Targaryen's ships heading westward at the end of Season 6.SEE ALSO: New 'Game of Thrones' photo points to Arya moving northWesteros is about to be plunged into war of a kind that the continent hasn't seen for a century and a half within the Game of Thrones timeline — a war with dragons. The widespread immediate response to the first exclusive photo on EW was "look at the size of those dragons!" Less noted were the soldiers and the flames in the background of the shot — which implies a more historic event than you might realize.  Read more...More about Game Of Thrones Season 7 and EntertainmentMon, 22 May 2017 16:04:55 -0400'Far Cry 5' will take place in an unsettling version of Montana Cry 5 will take place in Montana, according to series of short and unsettling teaser trailers revealed today.Four Far Cry 5 teasers were published on the PlayStationEU YouTube channel today — each one starting out with a picturesque glimpse at Hope County, Montana's breathtaking fictional landscapes — before being interrupted by violence.Take a look at all four full teasers below:SEE ALSO: 'Far Cry 5' and 'Assassin's Creed' are on Ubisoft's calendar for this yearFar Cry 5 will be the first Far Cry game to take place in the Americas with locations including rural farmlands, mountain ranges, forests, plains, and rivers. Read more...More about Gaming, Montana, Ubisoft, Far Cry 5, and Far CryMon, 22 May 2017 15:57:06 -0400 media threats made Warriors player fear for his children it was intentional or not still fuels debate, but when Zaza Pachulia of the Golden State Warriors aggressively closed out on San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard in Game 1 of their NBA Western Conference Finals series, it changed the matchup's entire complexion. Leonard was injured on the play and the Spurs have put up little resistance since — Golden State is now up 3-0 in the series. But Pachulia paid a price of his own. Social media threats from Spurs fans made the Warriors center fear for his family's safety. How serious did it get? Security guards were even hired to protect his children's Bay Area school.  Read more...More about Sports, Nba, Zaza Pachulia, Spurs Warriors, and Western Conference FinalsMon, 22 May 2017 15:51:22 -0400 otter busts out all its best poses for photoshoot cute in photos is never easy, but one adorable otter clearly knows his angles and how to work them. Japan's Toba Aquarium held a little photoshoot for one of its sea otters. The otter was a total ham, knew it was cute, and showed off with all the amazing poses in its modeling arsenal. The aquarium tweeted video evidence of the otter's moves.*Gasp*Bashful...Hear no evil."You're doing amazing, sweetie."Let's all give a round of applause to this fluffy star.[H/T Storyful]WATCH: Read more...{"player":{"description":"Winter wonderland.","image":"","mediaid":"OEGoAJr016","preload":false,"title":"Sleep right under the Northern Lights in this futuristic glass igloo","sources":[{"file":""},{"file":""},{"file":""},{"file":""},{"file":""}]},"options":{"disableAds":false,"disableSharing":false,"embedUrl":"","standaloneUrl":null,"post":{"url":"","date":"2016-11-03T17:11:42.000Z","bp_id":26793,"wp_id":null}},"advertising":{"params":{"keywords":"watercooler,mashable-video,arctic,resort town,northern lights,holiday resort,finland","sec0":null,"sec1":"","prc":""}},"analytics":{"labels":"watercooler,mashable-video,arctic,resort town,northern lights,holiday resort,finland","videoSeriesName":null}}More about Watercooler, Cute Animals, Otter, Model, and PhotoshootMon, 22 May 2017 15:44:22 -0400 Perry's album trailer feels like a weird online dating profile Walt Whitman and Kylie Jenner before her, Katy Perry wants you to know that nothing is quite what it seems at first blush. Perry's zig zagging road to Witness has another detour: an album trailer that responds to the question, "Katy, what are you doing?" with a bizarrely defensive tone.  SEE ALSO: Katy Perry's 'SNL' performance was upstaged by a backpack-wearing teen"Can you see me? I mean, I know you can see me, but can you really see me?" she asks the camera. "My name is Kathryn Hudson."The most immediate point of reference for what's happening before my eyes is Millionaire Matchmaker. Episodes typically begin with some sort of minor celebrity like Perez Hilton in a studio filming a dating video while they explain the burden of their particular privileged prisons of their own design. Perez Hilton swears he is not the snarky, fame thirsty blogger everyone thinks he is because that's exactly the persona he put forth in order to rise to the level of someone using a dating service for rich people on television.  Read more...More about Watercooler, Celebrities, Pop Star, Katy Perry, and EntertainmentMon, 22 May 2017 15:35:23 -0400 and the U.N. launch immersive site to explain the Syrian refugee crisis it comes to the Syrian refugee crisis, the world is looking for answers — literally.Google users around the globe are using the search engine to ask their more urgent questions about the conflict and refugees, and many people are searching for the same information. So Google and the United Nations decided to do something about it, creating a new platform to address frequently asked questions and offer some clarity.SEE ALSO: This gripping app lets you 'walk a mile' in a 16-year-old refugee girl's shoesThe U.N. Refugee Agency and Google on Monday launched Searching for Syria, an immersive website that gives audiences a visual and informative look into the Syrian refugee crisis. The website combines UNHCR data and stories with Google Search trends and Google Maps visuals, exploring the five most common questions people have about the crisis. Read more...More about Syria, Social Good, United Nations, Syrian Refugees, and Syrian Civil WarMon, 22 May 2017 15:29:51 -0400