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Dude falls on his face at a wedding, becomes an internet classic

December 29, 2017 Editor 0

Just when you think you’ve seen every single video possible of someone falling down, a new one shows up to convince you that the internet is full of wonders.  Redditor nearlearl was serving as a groomsman at a wedding, when gravity reared its ugly head and brought the floor up to meet his poor face.  He was brave in the aftermath, posting about it on Reddit and giving more detail.  “Pastor said he was going to give a ‘quick’ 20-minute […]

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How the Apple Store in Chicago became a dangerous place this winter

December 29, 2017 Editor 0

Ominous, high-hanging icicles have turned Apple’s sleek, MacBook-inspired waterfront store in Chicago into a potentially perilous environment.  Apple has cordoned off, with caution tape and signage, vulnerable areas where the sharp ice could fall. Chicago blogger Matt Maldre first spotted the architectural mishap, brought on by this winter’s severe Arctic blast. SEE ALSO: Apple finally issues an apology after its iPhone battery fiasco The architectural company Foster + Partners designed the carbon fiber roof to mimic a flat MacBook Pro […]

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Popular Chrome extension is secretly mining cryptocurrency

December 29, 2017 Editor 0

Have you heard of cryptojacking? It’s the practice of secretly using your computer’s resources to mine cryptocurrency without the user’s permission.  Typically, you’ll see the practice on shady websites — popular Bittorrent site The Pirate Bay appears to have experimented with it at one point — but a cryptojacking program has recently been found in a popular Chrome extension.  SEE ALSO: The top 10 tech stories of 2017 BleepingComputer reports that Archive Poster, a Chrome extension that helps Tumblr users […]

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Dad loves dogsitting so much he calls himself ‘gramps’

December 29, 2017 Editor 0

It is a truth universally acknowledged that dogs are not just pets. They’re a core part of the family.  That’s why this excellent father treated his daughter’s dog like a grandchild when she was away over the holidays.  SEE ALSO: You can now have matching PJs with your dog Meghan Specksgoor tweeted screenshots of her dad’s text updates about Chance the dog’s wellbeing. And he was quite the model dogsitter.  Dear everyone: this is how to absolutely crush it at […]

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Ripple overtakes Ethereum as the second largest cryptocurrency

December 29, 2017 Editor 0

After a period of tremendous growth, the banking-oriented cryptocurrency Ripple has overtaken Ethereum and is currently the second largest coin in terms of market cap behind Bitcoin.  Ripple’s price rose 42.7 percent in the last 24 hours alone according to CoinMarketCap, with its market cap surging to $73.6 billon.  SEE ALSO: 2018 will be the year of Bitcoin’s rivals This is the first time a cryptocurrency has overtaken Ethereum since May 2017, when Ripple quickly surged in price before cooling […]

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Irish dad is not happy about being served a ‘blackbird’ for Christmas dinner

December 29, 2017 Editor 0

Burnt spuds, overcooked sprouts and dry turkey are just a few of the standard Christmas dinner complaints. But, sometimes our festive dinners don’t exactly turn out as planned.  This dad from Sligo, Ireland, was less than enthused at the puny size of the turkey served up to him on Christmas day.  After staring with confusion at a tiny roasted bird on his plate, the dad asks: “Who killed the fuckin’ blackbird?”  “The turkey didn’t grow,” his daughter Josephine replied. (You […]

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Stop pretending like you understand cryptocurrency and take these online courses

December 29, 2017 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. Most years, December is the time you justify your procrastination by gift shopping, reviewing essential “Best Of” lists, and planning extremely well-deserved holiday vacations. However, in staying true to its persistent weirdness, 2017’s December made cryptocurrency one of the trendiest, most distraction-worthy subjects of the year. While a single bitcoin reached nearly $20,000 […]

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The HyperChiller can cool wine, coffee — whatever — in one minute

December 29, 2017 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. News flash: Coffee tastes better when it’s iced. It just does. Luckily, there’s the Hyperchiller, a genius device that cools liquids in less than a minute. The only thing better than one HyperChiller is two. Lucky for you, this HyperChiller Coffee Chiller: 2-Pack is on sale. SEE ALSO: This R2-D2 coffee press […]