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11 ‘Star Wars’ gadgets that seemed groovy in ’77, but we’re way beyond now

We've made a lot of leaps in the past 40 years.Image: starwars.com"Star Wars is not science fiction" is one of those arguments that gets trotted out a lot, and it's fundamentally true but tell that to a 4-year-old kid who's just seen the original George Lucas film in a theater in 1977. Because that kid is marching straight...

Harry Stebbings and more join #PathFounders at #TheEuropas, June 13, London

In partnership with TechCrunch, PathFounders is the exclusive, invitation-only, event for startup Founders at The Europas Conference & Awards. With this, Founders get a special founders and investors only half-day, on the day before The Europas (which they also join, for the whole thing), where they have dedicated sessions on building their company, fund-raising and also get to...

Mogees picks up seed funding to put audio-based gesture recognition tech into new devices

Mogees, the London startup behind the Mogees Pro and Mogees Play contact microphone and machine learning-based music and gaming devices, has raised $1.1 million in seed funding capital it plans to use to embed its gestural recognition tech into new products and applications. Specifically, the company says it is developing new multi-platform hardware and software targeting IoT, gaming,...

A journey through Donald and Melania Trump’s most uncomfortable moments

Ah, Melania Trump: a First Lady who probably didn't want her White House role and definitely doesn't want to hold Donald's miniature hand. While holding the highly complicit Melania up as some secret liberal hero is misguided, it is satisfying to see her unsubtly avoid her husband. In these times, you gotta allow yourself a laugh every once in...

Hunter punches a charging bear in the face

A Canadian hunter is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a black bear. Richard Wesley was bow hunting near Fire River, Ontario, when he noticed a large black bear roaming nearby. At first, the bear seemed unfazed by Wesley's presence, but when the hunter makes a sound in an attempt to scare off the...

Special K’s latest ad campaign wants women to ‘own’ eating. What?

Forget starving yourself. Eating food is 2017's hottest new feminist fad. At least according to Special K, whose latest campaign, "Own it," tries so, so hard to make a bold political statement: that women like to eat. Maybe it's just me, but I always thought that women had to eat to survive. Huh. Either way, it...

Pornhub sees giant surge in people looking for fidget spinner videos

Wow. Just wow.Image: Christopher Mineses/MashableYou guys, fidget spinner porn is a thing now. Sigh. These little gadgets are everywhere, so of course theyre also making their way into adult entertainment. New data from Pornhub reveals that there's been a big surge in interest in fidget-friendly porn in recent weeks. Pornhub says that at their peak, searches for "fidget...

Kim Kardashian deletes photograph following Manchester attack after being called out online

Kim Kardashian, like many celebrities, shared messages of sympathy to those impacted by the terrorist attack in Manchester after an Ariana Grande concert on Monday, which left 22 people dead. But one of Kim's posts sparked a heap of backlash online so much backlash, that the star removed it from her social media accounts altogether. SEE ALSO: Ariana Grande...

George R.R. Martin: ‘I think Joffrey is now the king in America’

Image: craig barritt/WireImage/gettyHey, what do you know, a few years of Game of Thrones has made everyone involved terrified of a lust for power. "Mr. Donald Trump I wouldn't call him President, I'll call him Mister," Kit Harington told Esquire, revealing an appropriate level of skepticism for anyone who's even just read a GoT recap. "I think this...

Side-Eyeing Chloe is all grown up now and she’s still owning it

Who could forget side-eyeing Chloe and her infamous moment? The then two-year-old shot to viral fame after her parents captured her reaction to learning that she and her sister that they were going on a surprise trip to Disneyland. SEE ALSO: We are all this little kid jamming to Ciara She was not impressed, to put it mildly. ...
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