From Mashable

  • Facebook to teens: Plz laugh at these old memes

    Facebook, as part of its never-ending quest to win over teens, is now working on a feature just for memes and funny viral content.

    The social network is experimenting with something it's calling "LOL," according to TechCrunch, which got a look at some early beta versions of the feature. 

    While Facebook could eventually decide to make LOL into its own app, it's for now part of the main Facebook app, as the company tests out the new experience, which TechCrunch describes as "a special feed of...

  • New self-driving features are about to make the road safer for terrible drivers

    Distracted? Tired? Bad at staying in your lane? Just plain out of it? Don't worry, your car's got you.

    While fully autonomous vehicles might not be here for awhile, new driver assistance systems are so advanced you'll feel like you're in a self-driving car. 

    What's coming down the pipeline makes Tesla's semi-autonomous Autopilot system look positively polite and passive. Instead of quiet beeps urging you to put your hands back on the wheel or a light flashing when something's in your blind spot,...

  • Spotify's rumored $100 music player is a great idea, thinks dumb person with cash to burn

    So you've got a $100 to spare. Maybe grandma included a crisp hundo in this year's birthday card, or, hell, let's just say you're a brain genius who always has extra cash laying around. Yeah, let's go with that. 

    The question is, just what are you going to do with your excess wealth? If music-streaming service Spotify has its way, you're going to spend those dollars on its completely necessary forthcoming voice-controlled music player for your car. That's right, Spotify is allegedly getting into...

  • The Weather Channel previews ice storm in scary immersive mixed reality

    Let Jim Cantore scare you into staying inside this weekend.

    The Weather Channel meteorologist stars in a new video previewing this weekend's winter storm, which is set to strike the Midwest and Northeast. Like the network's previous videos about storm surges and wildfires, the segment utilizes immersive mixed reality (IMR), which means that that simulated fallout from the storm "happens" around Cantore as the video progresses. 

    It also means that everything looks extremely real and scary. A...

  • Russia attempted to hack the DNC again after the 2018 Midterms, claim Democrats

    New court documents filed by the Democratic National Committee unveiled a previously unknown infiltration attempt by Russian hackers.

    “On November 14, 2018, dozens of DNC email addresses were targeted in a spearphishing campaign,” claim the DNC in the documents, which were filed on Thursday night. “The content of these emails and their timestamps were consistent with a spearphishing campaign that leading cybersecurity experts have tied to Cozy Bear (APT 29).”

    Cozy Bear is the Russian...

  • Please enjoy these Pope-like dogs wearing Crocs on their impossibly small heads

    Look, we're only 18 days into 2019 and it's already looking better than the shitshow that was last year. Starting with this thread. 

    SEE ALSO: Do Dogs Like Wearing Clothes?

    Twitter user @macnchief came across the most blessed image on Reddit and shared it to Twitter: an impossibly small pup wearing a Croc on its head. 

    i saw this on reddit and i think twitter should see it too

    — ariana grande did 9/11 (@macnchief) January 17, 2019


    Dare I ask

  • This company wants to illuminate our skies with artificial shooting stars

    Bored of regular fireworks? ALE, a Japanese "space entertainment" company, is working on making artificial meteor showers an option. ALE has already managed to send its first satellite into orbit to conduct experiments ahead of their first attempt for a meteor show due in 2020. If the company succeeds, you might soon be able to buy shooting stars. Read more

  • Delta CEO says the government shutdown will cost them $25 million this month

    He blames the revenue loss on less travel by government contractors and employees. Read more

  • Jack Dorsey's footwear evolution: An investigation

    At the last real day of CES (before Kanye showed up and tried to make the vacant halls of Thursday a "thing"), Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey held a public discussion to clue us all in on his efforts to make Twitter better.

    But hey! Forget the hate speech, Nazis, account-muting, and general directionlessness of Dorsey's social media devil child for a sec. What the people really wanted to know about were Jack's SHOES.

    What are those shoes @jack? #CES

    — Rich Greenfield...

  • 'Mortal Kombat 11' is so much more than just a fighting game

    Mortal Kombat tops the very short list of video games that have cemented themselves as permanent staples of pop culture. Whether it's pro wrestlers, Wreck-It Ralph, Zayn Malik's Met Gala outfit, or Lil Wayne and Skrillex tracks, its influence far exceeds the confines of a fighting game.

    You'd think after nearly three decades, it'd get old. But the hype for Mortal Kombat 11 is still just as fatal.

    SEE ALSO: Bloody 'Mortal Kombat 11' gameplay trailer shows off brutality and fatalities

    "We're all...

  • Best MLK Day 2019 sales: Casper mattresses, Samsung QLED TVs, KitchenAid mixers, and more

    The first 3-day weekend of the new year is finally here and you know what that means: MLK Day sales are coming in hot.

    On top of MLK Day sales, many retailers are in the midst of their big winter blowout sales or their White Sales (January is known for its sales on bedding). But TBH, we don't even care what it's called — all we care about is the "sale" part.

    Mattresses, bedding, bath items, 4K TVs, laptops, and winter coats and boots are the biggest themes we're seeing across the internet, with...

  • U.S. senator puts out a call to find regional manager for Scranton, Pennsylvania

    Look out Michael Scott, the search is on for Scranton, Pennsylvania's newest regional manager.

    On Thursday, Twitter user Owen Taylor noticed quite the intriguing job listing on the career site Brad Traverse Jobs. 

    Turns out, Democratic Senator Bob Casey's Scranton office is looking for a regional manager — something any fan of the NBC comedy The Office would surely appreciate.

    Senator Bob Casey's Scranton office is seeking a Regional Manager and I'm not making that up...