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First 'Tomorrowland' Trailer Will Make You Leap Out of Your Seat -
First 'Tomorrowland' Trailer Will Make You Leap Out of Your Seat
No. Way. Aside from the fact it stars George Clooney and Britt Robertson, Tomorrowland has until now been nothing but a big, frustrating secret. With the first teaser trailer, released Thursday at New York Comic-Con, the secret isn't just out — it'll make you jump. SEE ALSO: 'Tomorrowland' Meets 'Lost' in Disney Mystery Box Directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and written by Bird, Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) and Jeff Jensen, Tomorrowland has bucked the trend of oversharing in movie marketing, showing and telling us precious little about the 2015 release. Read more... More about Movies, Disney, Trailers, George Clooney, and Entertainment
Where the Hell Is Kim Jong-un? -
Where the Hell Is Kim Jong-un?
It's now been 37 days since Kim Jong-un, the leader of the secretive and sometimes hostile North Korea, has been last seen in public. What's going on? Where the hell is he? His absence has launched an uncontrollable cycle of rumors and speculation. Some say he has gout, others say he broke both ankles — perhaps because he got fat from eating too much cheese — or maybe his sister is now running the country See also: Australian Documents Life 'Inside the Strangest Nation on Earth' The only certainty at this point is that such a prolonged absence from the public eye is highly unusual In fact, Kim has never been AWOL for so long. In September, the leader only made one public appearance, the lowest in four years, according to North Korea News. Kim normally loves the spotlight, and the regime loves to show him off for propaganda purposes — even in weird situations with high meme potential Read more... More about North Korea, Us World, Politics, World, and Kim Jong Un
'Under the Dome' and 'Extant' Have Been Renewed By CBS -
'Under the Dome' and 'Extant' Have Been Renewed By CBS
CBS has said yes to another year of sci-fi summers The network Thursday renewed Under the Dome and Halle Berry's Extant Seasons 3 and 2, respectively, with both to retain their spots on the summer schedule See also: Dean Norris Was Trapped in a Dome With Mashable at Comic-Con Both shows come from executive producer Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, which has seven shows across five networks currently on the air "We're committed to delivering our viewers and advertisers year-round programming with a wide variety of storytelling," said CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler. "We continue to see summer as a great place for unique concepts, innovative business models and passionate television audiences." Read more... More about Television, Entertainment, Tv, Extant, and Under The Dome
Sony Xperia Z3v: 4K Video, High-Res Audio and PlayStation Streaming -
Sony Xperia Z3v: 4K Video, High-Res Audio and PlayStation Streaming
You've got to hand it to Sony: when it comes to mobile, it's really trying. Although the company's Xperia phones don't have a lot of mind share, Sony is throwing everything it can into its latest handset, the Xperia Z3v. The smartphone is waterproof, can capture 4K video, plays high-res audio, and can even stream games from your PlayStation 4. See also: Sony SmartWatch 3 Is All About Voice Control It adds up to an impressive technological package for the company's latest flagship phone, a variant of the Xperia Z3 that was unveiled at September's IFA show in Berlin. Exclusive to Verizon in the U.S., the Sony Xperia Z3v costs $199 with a two-year contract. Read more... More about Sony, Xperia, Tech, Mobile, and Sony Mobile
Uber Explained In 2 Minutes -
Uber Explained In 2 Minutes
Contrary to popular belief, Uber has actually been around for five years. It wasn't until recently, though, that it really started picking up steam: The ongoing battle with competitors, for one, or the cross-continental expansion See also: 20 Private Thoughts From the Backseat of an Uber Car But what exactly is it? In our latest Mashable Explains video, we break down everything there is to know about Uber, from its business practices to how you can get actually get a ride Subscribe to Mashable on YouTube for to catch more news, shows and documentaries each week. BONUS: What Is Infinite Choice? Read more... More about Mobile, Travel, Apps, Videos, and Mashable Video
Would You Survive a 'Walking Dead' Episode? This App Will Be the Judge -
Would You Survive a 'Walking Dead' Episode? This App Will Be the Judge
The Walking Dead's second-screen experience has just gotten a really cool facelift ahead of the show's Season 5 premiere. The enhanced version of The Walking Dead Story Sync will gauge a user's responses and be able to tell them, based on their choices, whether they would have survived an episode — and the character to whom they are most similar See also: A Rundown of the First 4 Seasons of 'The Walking Dead' Also new this season, Story Sync will have a "Watch With" feature that will allow users to see the responses of celebrity participants during certain episodes A screncap from 'The Walking Dead''s newly enhanced second-screen app. Image: AMC Read more... More about Television, Second Screen, Entertainment, Tv, and Apps Software
Jimmy Buffett Wants Mo' Money From Spotify -
Jimmy Buffett Wants Mo' Money From Spotify
Apparently, all that Margaritaville money just isn't enough for Jimmy Buffett Vanity Fair held their inaugural New Establishment Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, where Buffett made a short appearance. But he wasn't serenading the crowd with songs about cheeseburgers or margaritas, Buffet was there to ask Spotify, a music streaming service, for a raise See also: 'God Only Knows' Cover Unites Stevie Wonder, Lorde, 1D and Dozens More "Do you see anything in your future where we might get a raise directly from you?" he asked Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, "as opposed to going through the bullshit you have to go through to deal with a label these days." Read more... More about Music, Business, Spotify, Vanity Fair, and Jimmy Buffett
2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees: Who Should Be Inducted? -
2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees: Who Should Be Inducted?
The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced on Thursday morning, with Green Day and Nine Inch Nails receiving nominations in their first year of eligibility. This is also the first time that The Smiths, Sting, Bill Withers, and Stevie Ray Vaughan will be featured on the ballot, though they've been eligible previously. Sting and Lou Reed are both already in the Hall as members of The Police and The Velvet Underground, respectively, but will now look to join the rare group of musicians who have been inducted multiple times. See also: 45 Essential Classic Rock Anthems Out of the previously nominated acts, no one has been waiting longer to join the Hall than Chic — this is their 10th time being on the ballot Read more... More about Entertainment and Music
Yao Ming Stands Beside Tennis Stars, Makes Them Look Tiny -
Yao Ming Stands Beside Tennis Stars, Makes Them Look Tiny
Yao Ming, one of the gentlest and most dignified giants in NBA history, remains a super cool dude after retiring early from the league in 2011 due to a plague of injuries The 7-foot-6 Chinese icon visited the Shanghai Rolex Masters tennis tournament this week and posed for photos with two of the game's biggest stars. The resulting shots are just as awesome as you'd assume them to be — maybe even moreso See also: NBA Superstars: Extremely Rich, Yet Also Underpaid Here's Yao standing next to 6-foot-1 Roger Federer. Fed's a pretty tall guy by normal standards, but Yao makes him look like a hobbit Read more... More about Tennis, Nba, Entertainment, Pics, and Sports
Questions After St. Louis Shooting: Why Did an Off-Duty Officer Fire 17 Shots? -
Questions After St. Louis Shooting: Why Did an Off-Duty Officer Fire 17 Shots?
A white, off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black 18-year-old on Wednesday night, provoking angry demonstrations. The St. Louis police department says the teen, whom relatives identified as Vonderrick Myers Jr., fired at the officer, who responded with a volley of 17 shots. See also: The Haves and Have-Nots of Ferguson “An investigation will decide if the officer's behavior was appropriate,” said St. Louis Police Chief Col. Sam Dotson. The 32-year-old officer is a six-year veteran of the force. The shooting came nearly three months to the day of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Demonstrators reprised the “Hands up, don't shoot" slogan on Wednesday night in reference to the Ferguson teen’s death. Read more... More about Police, Us World, Us, Guns, and St. Louis
We Annotated Carl Icahn's Monster Apple Letter For You -
We Annotated Carl Icahn's Monster Apple Letter For You
Thursday morning investor Carl Icahn publicly released a letter that he had sent to Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. In more than 5,000 words, Icahn alternately praises Cook but also calls for him to increase the amount of Apple stock that the company is buying See also: Thinking of Buying the iPhone 6 Plus? Read Our Review First Icahn is a well-known investment activist/troll who often takes stakes in companies and then calls for leadership to take certain actions to benefit shareholders. In this case, he argues — perhaps rightly — that Apple should be using some of its massive stockpile of cash to buy stock, a move that usually ends up benefitting investors. Read more... More about Carl Ichan, Apple, Business, and Media
Imgur Updates GIF Format to Load Much Faster -
Imgur Updates GIF Format to Load Much Faster
Internet culture is dominated by GIFs — and they just got even better. Photo-sharing site Imgur made a big improvement to the GIFs posted on its site by converting the files from the outdated .GIF format to a MP4 video format. See also: GIF vs. JIF: You're Probably Still Saying It Wrong Imgur announced Project "GIFV" (GIF Video) on Thursday as a part of an effort to make the files load faster and perform better. While the conversion doesn't change anything you love about GIFs — they look and operate in the same way in the new format — they're a lot more efficient. "The cornerstone of Project GIFV is a platform-wide upgrade to automatically convert uploaded GIF files on the fly into the MP4 video format," Imgur wrote in a news release. "The converted MP4s are significantly smaller than their equivalent GIFs, which allows them to load at lightning-fast speeds with better quality." Read more... More about Tech, Apps Software, Dev Design, Mobile, and Gifs
Joe Ehrmann Pleads for NFL to End Domestic Violence in Poignant Video -
Joe Ehrmann Pleads for NFL to End Domestic Violence in Poignant Video
As part of the NFL's domestic violence and sexual assault education sessions that kicked off Wednesday, NFL owners were shown a video starring former linebacker Joe Ehrmann In the video, originally obtained by ABC News, and later shared on former football player Troy Vincent's Facebook, Ehrmann pleads players and members of the NFL to consider the women in their own lives in respect to domestic violence See also: Can We Rehabilitate Domestic Abusers Like Ray Rice? Post by Troy Vincent. "What's a team? A team is nothing more than a set of relationships for a cause," Ehrmann said. "But every team is built on the trust, the respect, the integrity and the dignity of every team member." Read more... More about Viral Videos, Football, Nfl, Us World, and Videos
CGI Anime Character Hatsune Miku Makes Late-Night History on David Letterman -
CGI Anime Character Hatsune Miku Makes Late-Night History on David Letterman
Since David Letterman is always on the cusp of innovative technology, it was really no surprise that he invited Hatsune Miku to perform on The Late Show on Wednesday. For those of you unfamiliar with the insanely popular Hatsune Miku, she looks like a anime character. The Japanese media company Crypton Future Media created her (to be clear, she's not a real person) in 2007 as a mascot for its vocal synthesizer software, and now, it licenses her out to XXX. Her image was created by manga artist Kei Garō. See also: Pharrell's 'It Girl' Video Mashes Up Anime and Video Games Hatsune Miku, whose name means "the first sound from the future,” is what's called a "vocaloid." Fans create music and songs that can be programmed into her voice, including the tune "World Is Mine," which currently has almost 13 million YouTube views Read more... More about Viral Videos, Japan, Anime, David Letterman, and Entertainment
Fears of Ebola Exposure Prompt Protests in Spain and U.S. -
Fears of Ebola Exposure Prompt Protests in Spain and U.S.
As Ebola cases spread to the U.S. and Europe, fears of contracting the virus have spread with it. Those fearing exposure to the virus, from airline cleaners to healthcare workers, have mobilized in Spain and the U.S. to protest against what they see as a failure to protect those risking exposure See also: Most Americans Support Banning Flights From Ebola-Stricken Countries Airplane cabin cleaners staged a protest at New York's LaGuardia Airport demanding safe working conditions. The Air Serv employees, who are contracted by Delta to clean airplane cabins and bathrooms, walked off the job on Wednesday evening. Read more... More about Spain, Us World, Us, World, and Travel Leisure
Lying Down for Jobs During the Great Depression -
Lying Down for Jobs During the Great Depression
These photos show unemployed demonstrators - men and women - drawing attention to their campaign for employment and winter relief by lying down in London's Oxford Street - bringing all traffic on the busiest London thoroughfare to a complete standstill. This was but one in a series of protests carried out by the campaigners toward the end of the Great Depression. Just before Christmas 1938, unemployed men had lain down in the snow at Oxford Circus - the central junction of London's two main shopping arteries, Oxford Street and Regent Street, and the locus of London's Christmas shoppers. These protests came at the end of a decade when mass unemployment in Britain was a constant. In 1933, 2.5 million - one quarter of the total British workforce - was out of work. Notoriously, in the Northern town of Jarrow, every single man in the town was unemployed. Read more... More about History, Great Depression, Us World, and Retronaut
Darth Vader Is Back: James Earl Jones to Play Dark Lord on ABC -
Darth Vader Is Back: James Earl Jones to Play Dark Lord on ABC
It may not be the "Darth Vader TV special" we heard reports of last year, but James Earl Jones will reprise the voice of iconic villain Darth Vader on the small screen later this month A scene with the Dark Lord of the Sith has been added to the end of the hourlong Star Wars Rebels TV movie Spark of Rebellion. The series opener has already screened on the Disney Channel, drawing 6.5 million viewers — you can get a taste by watching the first seven minutes here — but supervising director Dave Filoni has decided to amend it for an upcoming screening on ABC, the network also owned by Disney. See also: Star Wars Rebels Preview: All's Right With the Galaxy Read more... More about Abc, Star Wars, Entertainment, Tv, and Star Wars Rebels
Ukrainians Toss Out Politicians in #TrashBucketChallenge Campaign -
Ukrainians Toss Out Politicians in #TrashBucketChallenge Campaign
KIEV, Ukraine –- There’s a new “bucket challenge” sweeping across Ukraine — but you probably don't want to be on the receiving end of this. Frustrated by corruption, a lack of political reform and holdovers from the previous regime, Ukrainians are taking matters into their own hands and tossing allegedly dirty politicians in the trash. In the past month about a dozen politicians have been thrown out with the rubbish by radical protesters –- many of them members of the radical right-wing group Right Sector and protest-movement-on-wheels AutoMaidan –- in what’s being called the “Trash Bucket Challenge.” Read more... More about Politicians, Us World, World, Ukraine, and Kiev
Google's Search App Can Now Make Your Dinner Reservations -
Google's Search App Can Now Make Your Dinner Reservations
Google rolled out an update to its Search app on Thursday that lets app make dinner reservations and give better directions and reminders. Conversational search, which allows you to search Google the way you speak, has been a part of the search app for a while, but the update improves its ability to recognize relevant information. See also: 14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed If a hotel reservation is stored in your Gmail account, for example, you can say: "OK, Google, show me restaurants near my hotel." The app will also reserve you a table at restaurants — provided the restaurant is connected to OpenTable. Or, if you only want to explore the menu of a particular restaurant, you can ask Google to show you menu items for a particular establishment. Read more... More about Google, Android, Tech, Google Search, and Ios
Brennan's Concerns About Booth Mount in This 'Bones' Sneak Peek -
Brennan's Concerns About Booth Mount in This 'Bones' Sneak Peek
Booth puts up a nice front in the exclusive sneak peek (below) from the next new episode of Bones, but there's no fooling Brennan. She can see right through him. There's no doubt that everyone is having a hard time dealing with Sweets' season premiere death, but Booth's lack of sleep and unwillingness to emotionally deal with the trauma from the last few months continue to cause concern for his wife See also: Emily Deschanel's Favorite Sweets Moments From 'Bones' Will Make You Cry Predictably, Booth has a tough-guy reaction to it all — "I'll sleep when I'm tired," he says — but we know it's only a matter of time until it all catches up with him Read more... More about Television, Sneak Peek, Entertainment, Tv, and Bones
Uncomfortable Facebook Situations to Avoid at All Costs -
Uncomfortable Facebook Situations to Avoid at All Costs
If Facebook released a daily newspaper based on your News Feed, print would finally be dead. We all know that one mom who talks about Adam Levine's abs a little too much, and those people who turn harmless statuses into political discussions. Jimmy Fallon brings a little solidarity to Facebook users who feel your pain. Jennifer Garner on Ben Affleck's 'Gone Girl' Nude Scene: 'You're Welcome' Couple Announces Pregnancy in a Pretentious Wes Anderson Parody Jimmy Kimmel's Dating Advice: Look in the Mirror, Single People Robert Downey Jr. Gets Super Trippy on 'Tonight Show' Read more... More about Facebook, Jimmy Fallon, Viral Video, Watercooler, and Videos
We Are Groot: Talking Tree Is Top Movie-Inspired Costume for Men -
We Are Groot: Talking Tree Is Top Movie-Inspired Costume for Men
LOS ANGELES — We are all Groot! No, seriously. We are all going to be Groot for Halloween, fellas. The tri-syllabic tree is the top movie-inspired Halloween costume this year for men (though are we sure of Groot's gender, really?) while Maleficent is the top costume for the ladies, according to Fandango. SEE ALSO: Cosplayer's Groot Costume Is Amazingly Impressive If we're just talking about just upcoming movies, Wonder Woman and Batman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are the top choices. The big winner for little kids on Oct. 31 will be Olaf from Frozen, and if you're getting the whole family in on a team theme and you go as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, keep a close shell-count — there will be others like you out there. Read more... More about Movies, Halloween, Entertainment, Film, and Guardians Of The Galaxy
Bendgate Bends Back: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Fails the Test, Too -
Bendgate Bends Back: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Fails the Test, Too
Bendgate continues, but this time, it's not the iPhone 6 Plus at the center of the controversy. Lewis Hilsenteger — the YouTube user behind the original video that showed how the iPhone 6 Plus is bendable under a certain amount of pressure — posted another clip this week of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 up against the same test. See also: Apple on 'BendGate': A Bend in an iPhone Is Extremely Rare And just like the iPhone, it certainly bends when strong pressure is applied with both hands. "But it's nowhere near as severe [as the iPhone 6 Plus]," Hilsenteger says in the video on his Unbox Therapy channel. Read more... More about Mobile, Samsung, Smartphone, Tech, and Bendgate
Elon Musk Is Worried Flying Cars Could Fall on Your Head -
Elon Musk Is Worried Flying Cars Could Fall on Your Head
Flying cars seem cool, right? Not according to Elon Musk, who's worried they could mess up the skyline view or — even worse — fall on your head. The entrepreneur (of Tesla and SpaceX fame) said that he's not a huge proponent of the concept of floating automobiles See also: Flying Cars? Not Yet — But Electric-Powered Skates Have Finally Arrived "I'm not sure about the flying cars," Musk said at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit in San Francisco on Tuesday. "If the sky was full of cars flying all over the place, it would affect how things look. It would affect the skyline. And it would be noisier, and there would be a greater probability of something falling on your head. Those are not good things." Read more... More about Tech, Elon Musk, Dev Design, Gadgets, and Watercooler
Penis Spray-Painted on a $2.5 Million Car Was Just for a Prank Video -
Penis Spray-Painted on a $2.5 Million Car Was Just for a Prank Video
In this week's edition of lies, fakes, pranks and cheats on the Internet, we bring you a spray-painted penis on a very expensive car. Seriously It all began with a picture of a poorly drawn penis on the hood of a $2.5 million Bugatti Veyron that appeared on Reddit See also: Terrifying Giant Spider Is ... Just a Dog in a Costume Image: Imgur But as the automotive blog Car Crushing pointed out, the artwork was most likely done for a planned prank video. Instagram user andreysmygov posted a photo of the elementary-level NSFW drawing with the caption, "How often do [yo]u get to spray paint on a Bugatti lol," crediting the TwinzTV YouTube channel and crew, who also posted photos of the vehicle mentioning a prank. Read more... More about Grafitti, Watercooler, Conversations, Prank, and Coversations
"The Turkish Government Killed My Son" -
"The Turkish Government Killed My Son"
Suruc, TURKEY — Islamic State militants may have pulled the trigger but Emine Beki believes it was the Turkish government that effectively killed her oldest son. Beki's 25-year-old son died earlier this week, having tried to defend his hometown of Kobane from the onslaught of ISIS militants. His injury had been minor — a bullet wound to the leg — and his fellow soldiers had tried to rush him to the nearest hospital. But with Kobane surrounded on three sides by ISIS militants, the only option had been to bring him north to Turkey. When he arrived at the border, however, Turkish authorities delayed his passage for hours as he bled out. “He was supposed to be okay,” said Beki, 45, as she waited for his body to be brought to her. “The Turkish government killed my son.” Read more... More about Turkey, Isis, Us World, World, and Kurds
Top U.S. General Says Ebola Could Cause 'Mass Migration' to America -
Top U.S. General Says Ebola Could Cause 'Mass Migration' to America
A top U.S. general made controversial remarks regarding the fear of Ebola spreading in the Western hemisphere, saying he thought there would be a "mass migration" of people fleeing to the United States if the virus spread to Central America. Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, told an audience at the National Defense University in Washington on Wednesday that he sees a potential Ebola outbreak in the region as a threat to national security. Kelly noted that an outbreak of the virus in Haiti or countries in Central America would have an immediate effect on the U.S. The remarks came after Kelly was asked what issues in the region "kept him up at night." Read more... More about Us World, World, and Ebola
MLB Playoffs: Of Royals and Giants and Birds, Oh My! -
MLB Playoffs: Of Royals and Giants and Birds, Oh My!
The Major League Baseball playoffs begin their semifinals stage on Friday. In the four remaining teams, we've got a people's choice, some sort of cosmic voodoo powerhouse and two teams whose mascots are birds The American League Championship Series has the Kansas City Royals going up against the Baltimore Orioles; the National League Championship Series squares the San Francisco Giants off against the St. Louis Cardinals. Each team has reasonable hopes of World Series glory, but it's the Royals who are the unquestioned darling of this final foursome See also: NBA Superstars: Extremely Rich, Yet Also Underpaid Read more... More about Baseball, Mlb, Entertainment, Sports, and Kansas City Royals
Bigger iPads Reportedly Delayed as Apple Focuses on iPhone 6 -
Bigger iPads Reportedly Delayed as Apple Focuses on iPhone 6
Apple is expected to announce its next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini on Oct. 16, but don't expect to hear anything about a larger tablet model. Apple has pushed back plans to mass produce a 12.9-inch iPad to "early next year," according to The Wall Street Journal. The report said the company is instead focusing on meeting the huge demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus See also: A Fake Thumb to Help You Manage Bigger Smartphones The Journal cited mostly unnamed sources, one of whom said that the output for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus "remains unsatisfactory," and it would be challenging to pour already-strained resources into larger-sized iPad production. For now, we may have to settle for the 9.7-inch iPad. Read more... More about Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Iphone 6, and Tech
New 'Game of Thrones' Video Game Features a House You've Never Seen Before -
New 'Game of Thrones' Video Game Features a House You've Never Seen Before
Telltale Games sent another cryptic teaser for its upcoming Game of Thrones adventure game, based on the world of the HBO show, that implies the story's unknown main characters will be from the North. The company behind the critically acclaimed Walking Dead game sent the below image out via its social media accounts on Thursday. It includes a quotes from author George R. R. Martin's latest book, A Dance With Dragons, with some words bolded for emphasis. See also: Mind-Blowing 'Game of Thrones' Theory Shakes Up Westeros Image: Telltale Games The teaser also includes a house sigil for a house that fans are unfamiliar with, rather than one like Stark or Targaryen. Telltale's previous teaser, posted on social media in late August, features a list of houses; Forrester has been set apart in a larger font. Read more... More about Entertainment, Gaming, Telltale Games, and Game Of Thrones
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