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We all hate Facebook. So why aren't we deleting our accounts?

When Naydeline Mejia joined Facebook in 2011, she used it constantly. "I wasn't on Twitter yet, and Instagram hadn't really popped off at that time," Mejia, a 22-year-old in New York City, told Mashable. "I was probably on the platform everyday, if not every other day. I would use it to connect with friends from school, and as an alternative for texting with Facebook Messenger." Then, a few yea...

A total beginner's guide to Star Wars

If you're new to this epic universe, don't fear. Mashable's Alison Foreman is here to guide you through everything you need to know about the galaxy far, far away. For the full article, click here. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Star Wars , Daisy Ridley , Mandalorian , and Baby Yoda

What happened when Waymo reenacted real fatal car crashes with its autonomous vehicle

Waymo's autonomous vehicles were put through the gnarly paces of 72 simulations of fatal crashes for safety research. The Google spinoff company, which operates its self-driving car service in the area just outside Phoenix, released a study Monday showing how its autonomous vehicles would respond during unsafe driving situations. The company collected crash information from 72 real fatal crashe...

Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces both record your audio, but what they do with it is very different

Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces may seem like two very similar apps in the trendy audio space, but there's one crucial difference between the two. It has to do with the way they're recording your audio conversations — yes, it's all being recorded — and what happens to that data after your live chat is over. The two companies have very different policies surrounding recording audio and data retenti...

Would you believe it? Another bad brand tweet.

New year, same bad brand tweets. Despite continual, exhaustive pleas from social media users for brands to stop taking part in every viral trend, popular meme, or noteworthy holiday celebration, the cringeworthy brand content persists. The latest online outrage was sparked by Burger King UK, whose social media team thought it would be a good idea to fire off an International Women's Day thread ...

Hummer will reveal its electric SUV during the NCAA Final Four

After revealing the revived Hummer EV supertruck during last year's Super Bowl, GMC is running a similar play with its next all-electric vehicle: a Hummer SUV. The Hummer EV SUV will be shown for the first time on April 3 during the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament. Or you can watch the unveiling on the GMC website at 5 p.m. ET. Reservations for the EV will open online that same da...

Tesla is building a massive battery for Texas

Tesla knows how to manufacture massive batteries, just ask Australia . Now it's producing another one as a backup for Texas. As Bloomberg reports , Gambit Energy Storage LLC is a registered subsidiary of Tesla and is currently building a huge battery, capable of storing over 100 megawatts of energy, in Angleton, Texas. Although the project is being kept under wraps, the Tesla logo has been spot...

NASA is testing its first ever all-electric aircraft - Future Blink

NASA's first all-electric aircraft, the X-57 Maxwell , is now ready for high-voltage ground testing. Read more... More about Nasa , Mashable Video , Aircraft , Electric Vehicles , and Nasa Research

Mental health is a key issue for the royal family. So, why is it failing behind closed doors?

History repeating itself. Those words were uttered several times by Prince Harry in Oprah With Meghan And Harry: A CBS Primetime Special, when talking about his greatest fear in the run-up to stepping down as a senior royal. In so many ways, history has already repeated itself. Watching Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, talk about the darkest, loneliest moments of being part of the royal family...

European electric flying car edging closer to commercial availability

Slovak engineering company Aeromobil successfully completed its latest flight testing for its flying car. The car has been in development for over a decade, but is expected to become commercially available by 2023. Read more... More about Europe , Flying Car , Flight Test , Tech , and Transportation

Nintendo is celebrating Mar10 Day with a weeklong sale on select Mario games

SAVE 35%: Now through March 13, a handful of Mario games for the Nintendo Switch are on sale for just $38.99 (normally $59.99) in honor of "Mar10 Day" — shop the savings at Amazon , Walmart , Best Buy , Target , GameStop , and in the Nintendo eShop . It's a-that time again, folks: March 10 marks the video game world's annual celebration of Mario Day — get it? Mar10 Day? — an unofficial holiday ...

Balloon is turning boring virtual events into stimulating social experiences

TL;DR: Get 15% off your first event with Balloon's event-organizer platform as of March 8. In 2020, the screen became both a window to the outside world and a stage for events, meetings, concerts, summits, and other social experiences. At first, it was kind of exciting, but the novelty of virtual experiences wore off quickly as COVID scares and digital reliance grew. Ultimately, as we kicked of...

UK horrified by all the U.S. drug ads during Meghan Markle interview

People around the world tuned in to watch Oprah Winfrey's intimate interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Sunday night. While they tuned in to learn more about the royal family, they also left with a number of terrifying pharmaceutical ads burned into their brains. For many, CBS Presents Oprah with Meghan and Harry : A Primetime Special , provided some much needed clarity around why t...

Gender bias online is as harmful as ever. Here are a few ways to fight back.

While not a new problem, online gender bias remains pernicious and pervasive. Combating it is tricky. Consider the social media harassment that target's women's bodies. Or online images that overrepresent women as librarians and nurses and underrepresent them as computer programmers or civil engineers. Then there's Wikipedia's gender imbalance : Only 18 percent of its biographies are dedicated ...

Razer gaming accessories are on sale at Amazon save on keyboards, headsets, and more

QUICK LINKS: Razer Basilisk v2 gaming mouse — save $35 Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition gaming keyboard — save $40 Razer Seiren X USB streaming microphone — save $44 Razer Kraken Ultimate USB gaming headset — save $60 Razer Kishi mobile game controller for Android — save $25 PC gaming is undoubtedly one of the best ways to game — it's the most customizable gaming experience you can have, and i...
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