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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Amid the cybersecurity whirlwind that has been May and June—when the world got its first taste of what widespread ransomware attacks are capable of (WannaCry) and the continued wave of attacks that is still unfolding globally (Petya/NonPety
Ransomwaredoesnt sneak into your PC like ordinary malware. It bursts in, points a gun at your data, and screams for cashor else. And if you dont learn to defend yourself, it could happen again and again, as the Petya (or NotPetya) outbreak is demonst
An ancient "skull cult" might've existed thousands of years ago in present-day Turkey. Three deeply carved skulls found at the Göbekli Tepe archaeological site suggest that humans disfigured the bones as part of a ritual, perhaps to venerate
 Facebook isn’t done with chatbots quite yet, today, the company is launching Discover, a hub inside Messenger for discovering new and interesting chatbots to message with. The section which Facebook announced at F8 is going live f
Fun loving pooch, Athena, was having the time of her life playing with this giant bale of hay like a good farm doggo. She was getting in all the itching that a bale of hay has to offer.However, Athena's fun was quickly cut short with a failed attempt
You might know Ditto the Pokémon as the little purple blob who can transform into anything in its memory, but did you know that it's also a fashion QUEEN? Hear me out. It's not exactly a popular opinion, but artist Savannah discovered the pu
The 'LAER' is the laptop bag techies have been thirsty for for years. It charges all of your devices at once, so you can stay connected and stop stressing about that 10% battery alert.  Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Tech, and
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is the smartphone equivalent of a daytime soap opera character: just when you think it's died dramatically in a fire and been stricken from the storyline, it pops up again. The South Korean company announced its plans to sell
Queer history doesn't exist in high school textbooks. It's hidden in fading library books, dusty archives, and oral histories forgotten with time.  But one Instagram account is bringing important LGBTQ moments out of the shadows. @lgbt_histo
It's been 160 years since the first cable elevator was invented and it has come to define how we build any high-rise building.  A German company is looking to change that with their multi-directional elevator system that uses magnetic levita
YouTube launched its fifth-annual Pride campaign this week with a new video highlighting queer creators. When users go to YouTube's Spotlight page, they'll see the featured video titled "#ProudToBe: Celebrate Brave Voices this Pride." The video celeb
When FedEx stopped trading its stock for a few minutes on Wednesday, eyebrows immediately raised. Company stock and stop trading for a variety of reasons, but one big reason immediately came to mind—FedEx had been acquired. And not just acq
The next three years will effectively decide the fate of our planet’s climate. This is the stark message of a new commentary in the journal Nature by several high-profile climate scientists and policy makers. The paper provides detailed sec
 There’s an element of risk tied to everything you do in life: walking your dog, driving, eating sushi — even stepping outside your front door carries some minuscule chance of danger.     It&amp
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. How's that summer reading list coming along?  Being well-read is a huge time commitment, and you're not alone if the prospect of reading t
We’re at the halfway point of 2017, so all this week Mashable entertainment will be rolling out our 8.5 (Get it, half of ’17?) picks for the best of the year – so far! – in movies, TV, music, and more. It&#
My Cousin Vinny is one of the most memorable comedies since it came out over two decades ago. It gave us a surprisingly solid comedic performance from Joe Pesci and earned newcomer Marisa Tomei an Academy Award for her supporting role. Yet, at its co
Considering Sam Coleman was only in Game of Thrones for a couple of episodes, he certainly made one hell of an impact. You remember Coleman. He played Young Hodor in Season 6; he was in that infamously heartbreaking "Hold the door!" scene. SEE ALSO:
A list of the most influential journalists on Twitter during the UK's general election has failed to include a single female journalist.  Right after a record number of women were elected to Parliament, researchers are claiming that women jo
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If you're an astronaut — or just a lover of outer space — these are nervous times to be in the UK.  The vote for Britain to leave the European Union has potentially scuppered Britain's chances of scoring big European proj
Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy may not exist in the same continuity, but Darth Vader did almost play a pivotal role in that Marvel adventure... kinda. We'll explain. SEE ALSO: Marvel's Kevin Feige says 'thank God' for 'Wonder Woman' Speaking t
If you're a customer service rep sick of dealing with an endless inbox of complaints to sift through, you might finally have some relief on deck. The complaints will still likely be endless, but Salesforce is rolling out some new AI tools for its thi
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The sport may be called 'softball,' but there's nothing soft about it.  University of Oklahoma softball pitcher Paige Parker proved that point after she was invited to throw the first pitch at a Kansas City Royals game on June 20. Parker hit
Gilmore Girls' curmudgeonly Luke Danes may have served coffee for a living, but he would probably loathe the idea of starting his own coffee brand. Scott Patterson, the actor who plays Luke, has no such inhibitions, and decided to make something of h
Let's face it — some of us are living deep in the trenches of smartphone addiction. Whether it's by constantly checking social media networks, reading push alerts, or responding to texts, we spend more time than ever on our phone. So it sho
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We were all doing so wellSo well! And then GameStop Ireland had to screw it all up. The internet hivemind seemed to be moving on from fidget spinners, but now GameStop Ireland is handing them out like candy to anyone buying the Crash Bandicoot N'Sane