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The weird, horrific ‘Slender Man’ meme is being adapted into a terrifying new movie

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

Since the name Slender Man first appeared on the internet just a handful of years ago, the gangly figure has flourished into a full-blown urban myth, inspiring a handful of stories, video games, and was allegedly was the motive between a 2014 attack by two 12-year-old girls who stabbed their friend. Now the myth of Slender Man is being adapted into a feature-length film, appropriately titled Slender Man. Slender Man is a boogyman-like being originally thought up in 2009 as […]

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Save $30 on this fitness tracker and make your New Year’s resolution stick

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Each year, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions for Americans is to get in shape. If you’ve resolved to take fitness seriously in 2018, then a fitness tracker could help you get up off the couch and stay motivated.  SEE ALSO: Stick to your New Year’s Resolutions with these […]

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Protestors project ‘@jack is complicit’ on Twitter HQ in response to Trump’s ‘nuclear button’ tweet

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

Twitter users are pissed at Jack Dorsey and they’re not afraid to @ him, both on and off the platform. To protest the site’s refusal to suspend Donald Trump’s account following a tweet about his nuclear button, a group called Resistance SF projected a message on Tuesday evening to Twitter creator Jack on the company’s San Fransisco headquarters: “@jack is #complicit.”  SEE ALSO: Of course Trump’s Christmas card is obnoxiously large “Complicit,” which Dictionary.com defines as “choosing to be involved […]

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Happy 9th birthday, Bitcoin!

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Exactly nine years ago, on Jan. 3, 2009, the first block in Bitcoin’s blockchain was mined.  Called the genesis block, this block contains 50 bitcoins and was likely mined by Bitcoin’s elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto.  SEE ALSO: Bitcoin tycoon promises to give away $86 million worth of bitcoins to charity Looking at details of the […]

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Heartbreaking video of little boy singing in memory of his sister goes viral

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

A video of a little boy singing a song in memory of his sister has gone viral on Twitter. SEE ALSO: Paramedics take terminally ill patient to the beach for one last time Samir Deais from San Antonio, Texas, shared a short clip of his 4-year-old son singing in front of an alter on New Year’s Eve. My son singing “Remember Me” from the movie “Coco” to his baby sister, Ava, who we lost this past May. He’s only 4 […]

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This video of a corgi doing a ‘trust fall’ may be the key to happiness

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

There’s only one surefire way to get your 2018 off to the start it deserves, and that’s repeated viewings of a small corgi falling backwards into her owner’s lap. SEE ALSO: A dog playing in snow for the first time is exactly what you need to watch today Introducing Instagram star Arya the Corgi. In the following clip (which needs to be viewed a minimum of 8 times), Arya is demonstrating the “trust fall”: I recently saw a video online […]

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Spotify files to go public

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

 Spotify has filed confidentially to go public, sources told Dan Primack at Axios. He learned that the music streaming company filed with the SEC at the end of December. The timing is consistent with what we are hearing. Sources told us that they’ve been targeting a debut for the first quarter of this year. We’ve gotten hints that it could happen within the next month or so.… Read More Powered by WPeMatico

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A major kernel vulnerability is going to slow down all Intel processors

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

 A significant vulnerability has been discovered in all Intel processor chips and it’s going to have a huge impact going forward. The Register first noticed this major design flaw in Linux kernel patch notes. All operating systems will have to be updated (Linux distributions, Windows, macOS…). And the worst part is that this patch is going to affect your computer performances. Based on… Read More Powered by WPeMatico

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A flower giant has reportedly acquired BloomThat, an on-demand flower startup

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

 BloomThat, an on-demand flower startup, has sold itself to flower giant FTD, Axios reports. FTD, which offers same-day delivery flowers for a variety of occasions, reportedly paid a small amount of money for the startup. Prior to this reported acquisition, BloomThat had raised $7.5 million from investors like Rothenberg Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, Sherpa Capital and others, with the most… Read More Powered by WPeMatico

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Why Twitter won’t remove Trump’s nuclear tweet

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

 Trump’s tweet raising the prospect of nuclear war with North Korea isn’t in violation of Twitter’s guidelines, the company says, and will remain online. In the tweet, Trump boasted that his “Nuclear Button” is “much bigger” and “more powerful” than the one belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – a combative and childish taunt… Read More Powered by WPeMatico