Mashable

Syndicate content
Mashable is a leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's 25 million monthly unique visitors and 10 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.
Updated: 6 min 33 sec ago

Three foreigners indicted in 'one of the largest' data breaches in U.S. history

1 hour 6 min ago

Three men — two Vietnamese citizens and one Canadian — have been indicted in what federal officials are calling "one of the largest reported data breaches in U.S. history." The trio, one of which has pleaded guilty, stand accused of conspiring to commit money laundering and computer fraud.

The defendants allegedly profited millions of dollars by stealing more than a billion email addresses from different, unspecified service providers, according to an FBI statement released Friday.

See also: 11 free tools to protect your online activity from surveillance

"These men—operating from Vietnam, the Netherlands, and Canada—are accused of carrying out the largest data breach of names and email addresses in the history of the Internet," U.S. Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said in the statement. Read more...

More about Security, Cybersecurity, Dev Design, Us World, and Politics

Sexist abuse of Chelsea doctor exposes English soccer's dirty secret

1 hour 8 min ago

"Get your tits out for the lads," Manchester United fans chanted at her. Arsenal supporters took it a step further, asking in unison: "Have you ever had a Gooner [Arsenal fan] up your arse?"

Their target in both cases was Eva Carneiro, the team doctor for English Premier League club Chelsea F.C. While racism in English soccer has long been seen as scourge to be eliminated, Carneiro has now become the face of a campaign to expose and snuff out sexism in the sport too

See also: It's (almost) official: The 2022 World Cup is a total abomination

In both of the aforementioned instances from earlier this season, fans directed abuse at Carneiro when she took the field or strolled the sideline to observe or tend to injured players. In other words — when she was trying to do her job Read more...

More about Soccer, Entertainment, and Sports

Controversial gang rape documentary pulled from YouTube worldwide

1 hour 50 min ago

A controversial documentary that centers on a fatal gang rape in New Delhi is no longer available to YouTube viewers worldwide after the production company behind India's Daughter filed a copyright claim.

The film has sparked contentious debate since the Indian government threatened the BBC for breaking a court order banning the film. Before the worldwide takedown, YouTube on Thursday blocked users in India who uploaded copies of the documentary due to a government request.

India's Daughter, by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, was released on British television and online Wednesday night, days earlier than scheduled, after the Indian government attempted to block its screening with a restraining order and a letter to the broadcaster. Read more...

More about India, Film, Us World, and India S Daughter

Mama isn't home, so the kid and his dad are kicking up the jam

2 hours 56 min ago

When Mama isn't home, it's time to jam.

The amazing father and son duo, Russ and Toby Bauer, who brought you an awesome dance anthem by playing a trombone and an oven door, are back with a cover of "Sandstorm" by Darude.

There are no trombones this time, but there is plenty of oven door slamming — and, of course, the noted absence of mama in the house.

Nickelback released a disco song and it's as awful as you'd expect

'House of Cards' intro reimagined as a happy sitcom

Leslie Jones is us all when smelling Chris Hemsworth

Dog is a super chill patient for his tiny child doctor Read more...

More about Viral Videos, Videos, Dads, Funny, and Weird

Nickelback released a disco song and it's as awful as you'd expect

3 hours 12 min ago

The band that everybody loves to hate is back with a new tune — and for some reason, it's a disco song

Sometimes, it seems that Nickelback releases music for the sole purpose of you hating it. Frontman Chad Kroeger even thanked his haters during an interview last year for adding to his band's popularity

The video for the new tune, "She Keeps Me Up," features a classic disco-themed club complete with roller skating, disco balls, sequins and bell bottoms

So, love it or hate it or love hating it, here it is:

Mama isn't home, so the kid and his dad are kicking up the jam

'House of Cards' intro reimagined as a happy sitcom

Leslie Jones is us all when smelling Chris Hemsworth

Dog is a super chill patient for his tiny child doctor Read more...

More about Viral Videos, Music, Entertainment, Disco, and Nickelback

Cinder Sensing Cooker wants to be the smartest cook in the kitchen

3 hours 33 min ago

I just endured either the most delicious or cruelest product demo ever

The roughly 12-pound Cinder Sensing Cooker is still almost a year away from release, but it’s already turning heads — in part because it’s the anti-George Foreman grill. Popular in the '90s, that countertop cooker focused on speedy grilling and health (all the oils drained into a separate container)

See also: Hands On With Rotimatic: the World’s First Robot Roti Maker

The new smart home appliance uses sensors and artificial intelligence to grill steak much like a chef might at a pricey restaurant.

“Now chefs are celebrities, more people watch Food Network,” said Cinder CEO and cofounder Eric Norman, who describes the countertop cooking device as “restaurant quality.” Read more...

More about Cooking, Tech, Gadgets, and Mobile

10 weird frozen foods for only the bravest diners

3 hours 35 min ago

March 6 is National Frozen Food Day — a day to honor the warriors of the lazy person's kitchen that tragically never quite receive the respect they deserve.

You can heat up a pizza in a matter of minutes instead of waiting for unreliable delivery or provide snacks at your parties without cooking for your ungrateful friends. Frozen food is simply a miracle.

See also: 14 Stunning Photographs That Bridge Past and Present

But sometimes the people responsible for keeping your impatient stomach full fly a little too close to the sun. Check out these questionable frozen foods, and then maybe make some evening plans away from your microwave. Read more...

More about Lists, Weird, Watercooler, Health Fitness, and Food

Prince is staging a 'spontaneous' U.S. tour? That is so Prince

3 hours 48 min ago

LOS ANGELES — Prince isn't really into planning. Like at the Grammy Awards, as with life, he just sort of shows up unannounced. You feel somehow elevated to have been in his otherworldly presence for that moment, and then he's gone.

So it's little surprise that the Purple One "announced" his "Hit and Run" tour without really announcing it. There will reportedly be a show in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 14 — yeah, that's about a week from now — but no venue has been revealed (and don't hold your breath, Louisville. It'll come when it comes.)

SEE ALSO: Who's in Prince's kickass all-female band? Meet 3RDEYEGIRL Read more...

More about Prince, Entertainment, and Music

Ferguson cops, court clerk reportedly lose jobs over racist emails cited in DOJ report

4 hours 3 min ago

Two Ferguson police officers and a court clerk are out of jobs in the wake of a devastating U.S. Department of Justice report that says their emails were indicative of rampant racism in the city's legal institutions

Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd, who reportedly resigned on Thursday, were identified by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as the officers.

See also: 5 startling revelations from the Ferguson police racism report

Ferguson city spokesman Jeff Small on Friday identified the fired worker as court clerk Mary Ann Twitty. She did not immediately respond to an Associated Press message seeking comment on her home telephone. Read more...

More about Doj, Justice Department, Us World, Us, and Ferguson

The first photos of TV's 'Supergirl' are here

4 hours 35 min ago

World, meet Supergirl

Warner Bros. on Friday released the first two images of former Glee star Melissa Benoist as the titular hero in the studio's Supergirl pilot for CBS — and she looks ready for some crime fighting

See also: CBS boss explains why 'Supergirl' is a good fit for CBS

The costume for Supergirl was created by Oscar-winning designer Colleen Atwood.

Image: Warner Bros.

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood — who is also behind the costumes for CW's Flash and Arrow — designed the costume for the pilot, which is produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Ali Adler

"In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today," Atwood said in a statement Read more...

More about Cbs, Entertainment, Tv, and Supergirl

Why you should definitely watch — but not binge — 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

4 hours 58 min ago

Warning: This post contains spoilers about the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, including info on a few surprise cameos. Read with caution.

The good news: Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is everything you wanted it to be.

See also: 5 'House of Cards' charts to liberate you from binge-watching

The better news: You don't have to lose an entire weekend watching this show. In fact, you'd probably enjoy this one more if you savored it. The reasoning for such a recommendation comes down to necessity.

Last week, 13 episodes of House of Cards' Season 3 were made available on Friday night, and by the end of the weekend, a ton of people were done. Make no mistake: That's a lot of TV. But it had to be done. Read more...

More about Netflix, Television, Entertainment, Tv, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

A former boy soldier's words of hope to children rescued from war

5 hours 13 min ago

Gunmen in war-torn South Sudan abducted nearly 100 children, some of whom were as young as 13, near the village of Malakal in mid-February. It was just one of many recent abductions in the country since conflict broke out between government troops and rebel factions in December 2013.

But while there's still work to be done, UNICEF reports that it's in the process of rescuing children from armed groups throughout the country — to date, it has successfully negotiated for the release of more than 600 child troops since January 2015.

See also: 14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

Ishmael Beah, human rights activist, former child soldier and author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, recorded a video message, above, urging the newly free children to "use intelligence" to steer clear of war activity Read more...

More about Videos, War, Social Good, Africa, and Us World

New Jersey's most infamous amusement park to open vertically looping water slide

5 hours 14 min ago

We may soon have a vertically looping water slide — an engineering feat long suspected to be impossible.

It is called the Sky Caliber, and the company developing the slide calls it the first slide with a truly vertical loop. Riders travel at 50 mph down the tube and travel through a 30-foot-tall loop. The slide itself stands at 90 feet, and can funnel 180 riders through per hour, according to the developers, called Sky Turtle.

See also: Inside the World's Most Dangerous Amusement Park

It's on! Skyturtle Technologies just inked a deal to bring this beauty to the general public! Congrats to the team! Note the two engineers at bottom right to give you a scale of just how insane this slide is! Weblink in my profile to check out the article about it in today's @latimes #skyturtletechnologies #waterslide #waterpark #wwa #iaapa #nickdiamondphoto #LATimes #makehistory #tbt #throwback

A photo posted by nickdiamondphotography (@nickdiamondphotography) on Mar 5, 2015 at 6:53pm PST Read more...

More about Us, Conversations, Lifestyle, and Work Play

Hey Draco Malfoy, I'm glad you appreciate a good Kardashian meme

5 hours 20 min ago

Dear Tom Felton (a.k.a. Draco Malfoy),

As you know, any good celebrity media frenzy has two important components: A Kardashian angle and a Harry Potter angle

So of course, when Kim debuted her new platinum blonde hair on Thursday, the Internet's natural reaction was to compare her hairdo to Draco's. (Though in my opinion, she should have bleached her eyebrows, too.)

I've used Photoshop before, but I am by no means a Photoshop wizard. So, I put Kim's face onto Draco's body and sent it out into the Twitter abyss just as one of my editors asked: "I never thought I'd be saying this, but have we done a story on Kim's hair yet?" Read more...

More about Harry Potter, Photoshop, Funny, Kim Kardashian, and Watercooler

R.I.P Biddy the Hedgehog, the cutest, spikiest little traveler on the Internet

5 hours 38 min ago

Farewell to Biddy. He ran far. He ran strong and he took the entire Internet on a delightful adventure every day.

Biddy, the hedgehog who captivated thousands of followers with his many travels across the United States, passed away on March 1. His owners, Toni DeWeese and Tom Unterseher, posted the news on Instagram Thursday.

See also: Dog's beach vacation captured in touching photographs before he died

Image: @biddythehedgehog on Instagram

According to the post, the four-year-old hedgehog was suffering from many health problems, but cancer was the ultimate cause of death. "We are very thankful for all the time we spent with him before he went...To know that Biddy's photos could bring happiness, laughter and possibly inspire others is breathtaking," they wrote. Read more...

More about Pics, Animals, Instagram, Watercooler, and Conversations

'House of Cards' intro reimagined as a happy sitcom

5 hours 39 min ago

"Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got." - Frank Underwood.

You might think that the Underwoods and their dirty politics can't fit in any genre other than political thriller, but TalkFine's video proves otherwise. With a recut and an original song, the band makes Frank Underwood seem almost like a Danny Tanner-esque lovable goof.

If that's not enough to get you to watch, the video also happens to be about 5 hours shorter than House of Cards' actual time-lapse intro sequence, which has no business being as long as it is.

Mama isn't home, so the kid and his dad are kicking up the jam

Nickelback released a disco song and it's as awful as you'd expect

Leslie Jones is us all when smelling Chris Hemsworth

Dog is a super chill patient for his tiny child doctor Read more...

More about Entertainment, Videos, House Of Cards, Sitcom, and Tv

MWC: 10 exciting developments in mobile

5 hours 48 min ago

Tipping the Scales on Mobile Payments: A note from Ed McLaughlin, Chief Emerging Payments Officer, MasterCard

Across the globe today, the ongoing convergence of the physical and digital worlds is dramatically changing how people interact with their families, friends, and the world around them. Everyone and everything is connected.

When it comes to how we pay for things, this seismic digital shift is the most significant milestone since plastic credit cards were introduced 50 years ago. It was crystal clear at this year's Mobile World Congress where we saw new players entering the mobile payments space and veterans doubling-down on their efforts to drive mobile payments ubiquity. Read more...

More about Mobile World Congress and Supported

Harrison Ford's plane removed from golf course as new video shows moments before crash

5 hours 54 min ago

LOS ANGELES — Harrison Ford's crashed World War II airplane was being removed Friday from the golf course where it crashed-landed the day before, an employee at the municipal facility told Mashable.

"It's being taken out of here as we speak," said the employee, who declined to give his name, just after 11 a.m. PT. Ford's Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR, a vintage training plane, had been sitting on a fairway at Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California, since crash-landing on Thursday afternoon

SEE ALSO: Harrison Ford's plane was made the same year he was born: 1942

Image: David Buchan

A golfer caught Ford's powerless plane as it sailed over the course, as seen in the above footage uploaded to YouTube by The Associated Press. Read more...

More about Movies, Harrison Ford, Star Wars, Aviation, and Entertainment

Blindfolded dunk attempt results in hilarious sports fail

6 hours 11 min ago

The hard thing about trying to dunk a basketball blindfolded is that you can't see the actual basket

This might seem obvious to you, enlightened reader, but it's something pro ball player Justin Melton learned the hard way in the Philippine Basketball Association's dunk contest on Friday

See also: All hail Russell Westbrook, the NBA's face-melting meteor (and he just won't stop)

In the clip, above, Melton dons a blindfold, approaches the hoop, performs a siiiick windmill — then misses the basket by a solid 5 feet. Good times!

Lest ye get it twisted, though, Melton actually can dunk quite well. Here's his performance from the PBA dunk contest last year: Read more...

More about Entertainment, Videos, Sports, and Watercooler

Leslie Jones is us all when smelling Chris Hemsworth

6 hours 19 min ago

Chris Hemsworth continues to kill it in the promos for his upcoming SNL hosting debut

Teaming up with Hemsworth this time around is new cast member Leslie Jones in her first promo spots for the show. Jones clearly makes the most of it, like all of us would, getting her face as close as humanly possible to the chiseled jaw and ice-blue eyes of Thor. Though she jokes about HR violations, it takes a woman of extreme self-control not to cross that boundary.

Hemsworth takes the stage at 30 Rock this Saturday.

Image: NBC

Jimmy Fallon dances on his desk at the request of a little kid

The ladies of 'SNL' think you should 'say what you wanna say'

Dakota Johnson literally can't even with her coworkers right now in 'SNL' sketch

If Dakota Johnson's 'SNL' promos are any clue, things will get awkward Read more...

More about Snl, Entertainment, Watercooler, Chris Hemsworth, and Leslie Jones