From Mashable

  • 'The Predator' doubles down on the monsters in exclusive Comic-Con footage

    What's scarier than a Predator?

    How about two Predators, one of which is even bigger and meaner than the Predator we already know and love to fear?

    That's apparently the premise of The Predator, as revealed in exclusive footage shown at Comic-Con Thursday. 

    SEE ALSO: 'The Predator' trailer heralds the return of the Predator franchise

    The clip finds all the human heroes (including ones played by Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, and Keegan-Michael Key) on a middle school campus at...

  • Danny Rand and his glowing hand are back in the first look at 'Iron Fist' Season 2

    At Comic-Con Thursday, Netflix unveiled our first look at the second season of its fourth Marvel series, Iron Fist.  

    Finn Jones is back as Danny Rand, who thankfully seems to have calmed down a bit since his bizarre and off-putting introduction in Iron Fist Season 1. Guess hanging out with a bunch of Defenders willing to call you on your shit will do that.

    Also back are Colleen (Jessica Henwick) and Misty (Simone Missick) – which is good, since Danny will probably need all the help he can get...

  • This robotic vacuum's camera could let hackers spy on you

    Be careful: Hackers might be watching through your vacuum. 

    Well, they could if you own the Diqee Camera Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, which is made and sold in China. It touts features like an HD 360-degree camera, night vision, and anti-collision sound wave technology.  

    While that's helpful for keeping your house clean, cybersecurity firm Positive Technologies claims the the internet-connected device has two major vulnerabilities. 

    SEE ALSO: Domestic robots that will change the future of how you...

  • The latest Mophie Powerstation battery packs charge through a Lightning port

    Belkin isn't the only one in these parts with an Apple-approved battery pack. 

    Smartphone accessory manufacturer Mophie announced on Thursday that it's about to raise the bar by introducing four MFi power packs that are exclusive to Apple. That means Mophie’s Powerstation, Powerstation XXL, Powerstation Plus, and Powerstation Plus XL are the first portable chargers available with Apple’s MFi approval. 

    But potential buyer be warned: All of these products carry that signature hefty Mophie price...

  • Jenny McCarthy thought her house was haunted, but it was just her Google Home

    Jenny McCarthy's home is haunted by technology. 

    The actress and avid anti-vaxxer was doing what every normal person does — checking herself out in a gilded mirror, denying scientific evidence, and pushing incorrect narratives about autism — when she heard a piano trill echo through the living room. 

    "Donnie?" she called out to her husband, Donald Wahlberg. "DONNIE? Someone just played the piano!" 

    Freaked out by the spectral sound, McCarthy posted a Nest video on Facebook: "HAUNTED! Just...

  • Instagram now lets you see when your friends are online

    Now your friends can see exactly how much time you spend lurking on Instagram.

    Instagram announced Thursday the rollout of a new feature that will let your followers see when you're using the app. The concept is similar to Facebook Messenger: when someone you follow or have previously messaged with, is "active" in the app, Instagram will show a small green bubble next to their name to let you know that they're online.

    SEE ALSO: PSA: Instagram's new ask feature is not anonymous


  • Poorly attended blockchain conference offers much-needed reality check

    It's 8:30 a.m. on a Thursday morning at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco, and the emcee is stoked. 

    A booming welcome worthy of a Vegas boxing match is being delivered over the PA as attendees at the Distributed blockchain conference gather to hear the gospel of "unlocking the global power of decentralized business." 

    However, if the half-full auditorium is any indication, it's a message that needs a few more converts. 

    SEE ALSO: WTF is former Congressman Dennis Kucinich doing at...

  • The 'pee after sex' meme is doing a better job at sex ed than some schools

    Twitter is doing a better job at teaching sex ed than most schools in the United States. 

    In case your high school education failed you, too, doctors recommend that people pee after sex to help prevent urinary tract infections. It's become popular for Twitter users to leave wholesome nightly messages for each other, like reminding people to take off their makeup, leave trash exes on read, and pee after sex. After all, nobody wants to wake up with a UTI and resort to a week-long cranberry juice...

  • WhatsApp tests a new anti-spam feature that detects shady links

    WhatsApp may soon have a new weapon in the fight  against one of the most insidious forms of spam: shady links.

    The messaging app is testing a new feature that can detect suspicious links within messages and warns users before they click, a company rep confirmed to Mashable.

    SEE ALSO: WhatsApp will pay researchers to study its fake news epidemic

    The feature is aimed at a specific type of exploit favored by spammers and phishers: links that mimic legitimate URLs by using characters from other...

  • Starbucks announces first U.S. 'Signing Store' for deaf and hard of hearing customers

    Get ready for an entirely new Starbucks experience in the U.S. 

    The coffee company announced Thursday that it will open the first U.S. store to be run in American Sign Language (ASL). The store will begin welcoming customers in Washington, D.C., in October. Starbucks launched its first-ever "Signing Store," located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, two years ago.

    SEE ALSO: Starbucks opens its first outlet dedicated to hiring deaf baristas in Malaysia

    The Washington, D.C., store will hire roughly two...

  • The Season 4 trailer for 'Better Call Saul' goes darker than ever before

    The minds behind Better Call Saul have said that Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will not appear in Season 4 of the Breaking Bad spinoff — but by the look of this trailer, things are getting bad for Saul. As he tries to claw his way back to being a lawyer after the events of Season 3, a darker underground calls to him. Who knows who might be lurking there? Read more...

    More about Better Call Saul, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows

  • Have summer allergies? Save $10 on this air purifier.

    Just because spring is over doesn't mean you're done with allergy season. If you've ever had a cold in the middle of a heat wave, you very well know summer allergies are a thing, and they suck. Plus, if you live in a bustlin' metropolis, your body is constantly exposed to the pollutants floating around your cityUm, no thank you. 

    SEE ALSO: No, it's not just you — allergy season is worse this year and that's exactly why you need an air purifier

    It's times like these — when your throat is...