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New live-action 'Lady And The Tramp' trailer features canine flirting and Janelle Monáe

7 hours 38 min ago

Unlike the Uncanny Pride Lands of this year's "photorealistic" The Lion King remake, the live-action Lady And The Tramp features real animals, and objectively the best animals. It's also got Janelle Monáe's updated version of "He's A Tramp" (she's playing sultry pound dog Peg). The latest trailer features a snippet of the song, as well as our first look at the updated spaghetti scene.

And while the dogs are definitely real, their mouths have been CGI'd to match the dialogue — and to make Lady (Tessa Thompson) and Tramp (a very gravelly Justin Theroux) exchange flirty smiles as they nudge meatballs or tumble into compromising positions. We'll let you decide how weirded out you are by that when it comes to Disney+ (joining every other movie ever made, apparently) on Nov. 12. Read more...

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Japan's bullet train tracks were flooded in Typhoon Hagibis

7 hours 50 min ago

Japan's nationwide high-speed train system, known as the Shinkansen, felt the brunt of the deadly cyclone Typhoon Hagibis after flooding, relentless rain, and mudslides.

The railways run by the Japan Railway Company were battered by torrential downpours, as the storm led to 50 deaths and knocked out power to thousands the over the past few days. Japanese news outlet NHK reported train service shutdowns throughout the weekend. A travel blog from Japan Rail Pass posted warnings about the storm: "Super Typhoon Hagibis forces Japan to cancel hundreds of flights and trains." 

A Shinkansen train made it across the Tamagawa river after Typhoon Hagibis in Kawasaki on Sunday.

Image: WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images

The flooded train depot in Nagano kept the bullet trains from moving.

Image: JIJI PRESS/JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty Images Read more...

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Coinbase CEO calls Libra scrutiny 'un-American'

8 hours 40 min ago

Elected officials are worried about Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency, and Brian Armstrong thinks that's downright un-American. 

The Coinbase CEO expressed his frustration with senators Brian Schatz and Sherrod Brown on Sunday, writing that letters of caution penned by the two and sent to Stripe, Visa, and Mastercard went a step too far. Specifically, the senators warned the companies — at that point Libra backers — that Facebook had failed to satisfactorily demonstrate how it will prevent the cryptocurrency from being used to, among other things, facilitate terrorist financing.  

"You should be concerned," read the letters in part, "that any weaknesses in Facebook's risk management systems will become weaknesses in your systems that you may not be able to effectively mitigate." Read more...

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Guy's sleep recorder app picks up sounds worse than ghosts

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:47

We are at the height of spooky season, and dark forces are out. 

Sleep recorder apps are typically used to catch sleep talking, track snoring, and record any sounds you aren't aware of while you're unconscious. Despite a restful night, users have found hints of conversation with unknown voices, picked up by the app. 

Twitter user @fin_costick recorded something far more unsettling overnight: a symphony of gas. 

He tweeted a screen recording of the various farts his app picked up. 

Although it isn't as exciting as some paranormal activity, Twitter users thought his video was hilarious. 

That house is 'settling' a lot pic.twitter.com/8pyRahEJSm

— Filthy Piece of Toerag (@AndrewLegon) October 14, 2019 Read more...

More about Viral Videos, Sleep, Culture, and Web Culture

Electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle production has been paused

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 22:43

Well, that fizzled out rather suddenly.

Harley-Davidson's first ever all-electric motorcycles were supposed to start shipping in August, but only made it to a few dealers earlier this month. Now, production is suspended indefinitely as of Monday, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Deliveries also were paused, all because of a charging equipment issue. The WSJ said the motorcycle company was testing charging and advised customers and dealers to use only professional chargers at dealerships, avoiding home outlets to add juice to their battery-powered vehicles.

SEE ALSO: Harley-Davidson just made its first electric motorcycle available for pre-order Read more...

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6 states that recognized Indigenous Peoples' Day this year

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 21:44

The second Monday in October, long referred to as “Columbus Day" in recognition of the Italian navigator Christopher Columbus, has increasingly come to be recognized as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” in cities and states across the U.S.

In an effort to better acknowledge the atrocities committed by Columbus and his crew against Indigenous communities in the Americas, Indigenous advocates have called for the day to instead recognize and celebrate the diverse cultures and traditions of Indigenous people. The effort has been a long one; the designation of Indigenous Peoples' Day was first proposed at a United Nations conference in 1977.  Read more...

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10 of the best curling irons and hair wands for short hair

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 20:59

I had long hair for most of my life, but then decided to chop it off to the middle of my neck in the summer of 2018 and have been rocking a bob ever since. Styling my new short ‘do came with a bit of a learning curve because, as anyone who’s gone from long to short knows, curling short hair is a completely different beast.

My favorite hair wand wasn’t giving me the same results anymore, and I needed to find the best curling iron for my short hair. 

How is curling short hair different from curling long hair?

When you have less length to work with, you might have to switch up your preferred hair tool. Depending on how short your hair is, you can’t use some of the more innovative tools, like the self-rotating Beachwaver or Chi Spin N CurlRead more...

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BEST FOR SALON-QUALITY CURLS

Hot Tools Professional Marcel iron/wand

A cult favorite among professionals, this iron creates beachy waves and full curls.

  • Size: 0.375, 0.5, 0.625, 0.75, 1, or 1.5 inch
  • Heat range: 280 to 430 degrees
  • Barrel material: 24 karat gold
$49.99 from Amazon

IMAGE: Amazon

BEST TRADITIONAL CURLING IRON

BaBylissPro spring curling iron

Used at the proper heat setting, this iron will give you healthy looking curls.

  • Size: 0.75, 1, 1.25, or 1.5 inch
  • Heat range: Up to 450 degrees
  • Barrel material: Nano titanium
$49.95 from Amazon

IMAGE: Amazon

BEST FOR CREATING DIFFERENT STYLES

InfinitiPro two-in-one styler

Curl, wave, and straighten your hair with this one tool.

  • Size: 1 inch
  • Heat range: 320 to 400 degrees
  • Barrel material: Ceramic coated interior, stainless steel exterior
$43 from Amazon

IMAGE: Amazon

BEST FOR CURL VARIETY

NuMe Octowand

Create tons of styles with eight interchangeable barrels of varying sizes and shapes.

  • Size: 13, 19, 25, and 32 millimeters (in varying shapes)
  • Heat range: Up to 450 degrees
  • Barrel material: Tourmaline infused ceramic
$114.49 from Amazon

IMAGE: Amazon

BEST BUDGET-FRIENDLY OPTION

InfinitiPro nano tourmaline ceramic curling iron

The InfinitiPro covers all the basics and is affordable.

  • Size: 0.75, 1, 1.25, or 1.5 inch
  • Heat range: 310 to 400 degrees
  • Barrel material: Tourmaline ceramic
$24.99 from Amazon

IMAGE: Nordstrom

BEST FOR PROTECTING HAIR FROM HEAT DAMAGE

Dyson Airwrap

The Dyson Airwrap takes the place of multiple hair tools — but its hefty price tag reflects that.

  • Size: 1.2 or 1.6 inch
  • Heat range: Up to 302 degrees
$549 from Nordstrom

IMAGE: Amazon

BEST COMBINATION OF QUALITY AND VERSATILITY

T3 Whirl Trio

Three interchangeable wands give you options to create different curls.

  • Size: 0.75 to 1.25 tapered, 1, or 1.5 inch
  • Heat range: Up to 410 degrees
  • Barrel material: Tourmaline ceramic
$300 from Amazon

IMAGE: Amazon

BEST FOR REDUCING FRIZZ

Drybar 3-Day Bender

The 3-Day Bender will leave your hair frizz-free and shiny.

  • Size: 1 inch
  • Heat range: Up to 440 degrees
  • Barrel material: Ceramic
$145 from Amazon

IMAGE: Amazon

BEST FOR OPTIMIZED HEAT

ghd Curve Iron Curl

With optimized heat settings, this iron gives you consistent curls that last.

  • Size: 1 or 1.25 inch
  • Heat range: 365 degrees
  • Barrel material: Ceramic
$199 from Amazon

IMAGE: Amazon

BEST FOR YOUR BASIC NEEDS

Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Express Gold Curl

This iron doesn't have tons of bells and whistles, but it's a great option for everyday use.

  • Size: 1 inch
  • Heat range: 280 to 430 degrees
  • Barrel material: Gold plated
$60 from Amazon

Best VPNs for Chrome: How to make Google Chrome even more secure

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 20:49

The most popular web browser in the world, Google Chrome is already highly secure and the best choice for those worried about their privacy and safety online. One of the great things about the browser is you can easily customize it and add extensions to personalize your experience. One such option is to add a VPN extension so that you're further protected from threats as well as the potential risks of your ISP spying on what you're doing online.

SEE ALSO: Best VPNs for Windows 10

VPN extensions work a little differently from full VPN clients as they simply route browser traffic through a proxy server rather than encrypt data like a true VPN connection. That's still useful if you want to view content as if you were overseas however, as well as check out different content on Netflix and so forth. Read more...

More about Tech, Apps, Cybersecurity, Chrome, and Vpn IMAGE: Mashable

BEST VPN OVERALL

ExpressVPN

Consistently great for all VPN needs, ExpressVPN also offers a great Chrome extension for added convenience.

  • Price: Between $8.32 a month and $12.95 per month depending on length of plan
  • Features: Fast performance, no logs kept, 160 VPN server locations in 94 countries

IMAGE: Mashable

BEST FREE VPN FOR CHROME

CyberGhost

CyberGhost offers a free Chrome extension to get you started, along with a bevy of additional features.

  • Price: Between $2.75 per month and $12.99 per month depending on subscription plan
  • Features: Free extension, simple to use, 4800+ servers across, 61 countries, up to 7 devices can connect at once

IMAGE: Mashable

BEST FOR SPEED

Hotspot Shield

Regarded as one of the fastest VPN extensions out there, Hotspot Shield is great when speed is everything.

  • Price: Free to $12.99 per month depending on the subscription plan chosen
  • Features: Free extension, regular updates, fast performance, simple to use

IMAGE: Mashable

BEST VPN FOR LIMITED INFORMATION GATHERING

TunnelBear

TunnelBear offers a free extension and all you need to give it is your email address. It's perfect for occasional use.

  • Price: Free to $9.99 per month depending on subscription plan chosen
  • Features: Free extension, very easy to use, no need to sign up, simple upgrade path

IMAGE: Mashable

BEST FOR EXTRA FEATURES

Surfshark

With plenty of extra features, Surfshark isn't just a smart VPN Chrome extension but an all-around good option.

  • Price: Between $1.99 per month and $11.95 per month depending on length of subscription plan.
  • Features: Hundreds of servers, unlimited connections, adblocking technology, multihop feature

IMAGE: Mashable

BEST VPN FOR STREAMING ON CHROME

Windscribe

Windscribe plays well with streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, making it easy to browse other content.

  • Price: Between $4.08 per month and $9 per month depending on length of the plan
  • Features: Works well with streaming services, unlimited devices, fast speeds, minimalist extension

#FacebookLockout: Facebook users report being locked out for reporting scammers and fake accounts

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 20:42

If you received a suspicious Facebook message from your dead granny looking to tell you about a great new financial opportunity, you’d report the fraudulent account to Facebook, wouldn’t you? 

That’s exactly what many Facebook users said they did right before the company seemingly penalized them for doing so.

The hashtag #FacebookLockout is currently gaining steam on Twitter among users who are finding themselves locked out of their Facebook account for reporting scammers and imposter accounts on the platform. 

2/ The #FacebookLockout affects #facebook, @FBBusiness, @Instagram Ads, and 3rd party Facebook Authentication. All manner of login pages are automatically redirected to single verification page with a photo upload requirement.

— Cory Comer (@corywcomer) October 14, 2019 Read more...

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If you don't have time to watch 'Succession' this skit sums it up with M&Ms

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 20:15

If you're Very Online, you've either watched Succession or you have a grasp of the show's plot based on everyone else tweeting about Succession

But if you really want to understand the show without spending approximately 24 hours watching rich people be horny, Twitter user Ben Cahn summed it up. Swapping M&Ms for an obscene fortune, Cahn recreated the series with impressions of each character. 

He nails patriarch Logan Roy's slurred "Fuck off!" when various members of the Roy family ask for his M&Ms. From Kendall's nervous blinking to Shiv and Tom's questionable relationship to Roman's all around greasiness, Cahn's one man show will reignite your Succession crushesRead more...

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All hail the 2 best Halloween tweets of all time

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 19:49

Unfortunately, there are a lot of good tweets. And candy corn debates, scary movies, and the constant threat of jump scares make Halloween season a particularly good time to tweet. But no matter how many spooky jokes go viral this October, none will top the best two Halloween tweets of all time. 

You might be familiar with them already. Here they are:

Tbt to Halloween when I dressed as the babadook but my friend's house had more of a grown ups drinking wine vibe pic.twitter.com/PoGKUFeLLw

— Katie Dippold (@katiedippold) June 30, 2016

If I pay $40 for a haunted house I better die

— september22 (@hodgesboi15) October 12, 2013 Read more...

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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly met with Tucker Carlson, Ben Shapiro, and other conservatives

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 19:08

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly been meeting in secret with conservatives including Tucker Carlson and Ben Shapiro. 

The report comes from Politico, which claims the meetings started back in July and are part of Zuckerberg's efforts to make nice with Republicans over their ongoing accusations that social media companies are suppressing conservative speech. 

Other conservatives reportedly wining and dining with Zuckerberg were Sen. Lindsey Graham and conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. 

There's also a greater-than-average chance Zuckerberg is hoping to make nice with lawmakers as Facebook faces multiple investigations, from state-level antitrust cases to an FTC probe. Oh yes, and Congress wants private documents, competitors are spilling the tea, and President Donald Trump has threatened the company.  Read more...

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WeWork's other toxicity problem: formaldehyde

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 18:12

WeWork successfully disrupted workplace safety standards.

The company that made waves by, among other things, hiring legendary hip-hop artist Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC to perform at a post-layoff party, is back in the news this week for yet another unsavory reason. Specifically, potentially up to 2,300 "phone booths" in its co-working spaces are contaminated with formaldehyde. 

Yikes. 

The company alerted customers to the news via email, which was helpfully shared on Twitter by Rachel Kaplowitz — the CEO of intranet company Honey

"We are taking a number of phone booths at your location out of service due to potentially elevated levels of formaldehyde caused by the manufacturer," read the email. "After a member informed us of odor and eye irritation, WeWork performed an analysis, including having an outside consultant conduct a series of tests on sampling of phone booths." Read more...

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Fire Tablets, iPads, Galaxy Tabs, plus more tablet and laptop deals this week

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 17:29

Another week, another whole bunch of deals on tech that we’ve compiled for you — specifically on laptops and tablets.

Let’s just cut to the chase this time, because we know Mondays are busy and you just need the cold, hard facts: iPads, Galaxy Tabs, Fire Tablets, gaming laptops, Microsoft Surfaces, and lots of others are part of the lineup this week, and there’s sure to be something here that you’ll fancy. 

Take a look and treat yourself to a nice piece of tech to get you through the week. 

Laptops $499 and below: More about Apple, Tablets, Laptops, Dell, and Mashable Shopping

Meet the women working to fix the massive gender imbalance in Wikipedia's articles — Mashable Originals

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 17:25

Founded in 2015, the Women In Red project seeks to add more biographies about women to Wikipedia. While biographies about women have risen to 18 percent, those involved say it's been an uphill battle. Women editors have had their articles removed, their sources questioned, and have been subject to personal attacks. Read more...

More about Mashable Video, Wikipedia, Online Harassment, Women In Red, and Mashable Originals

Pope Francis accidentally tweets support for NFL team

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 17:17

When the NFL team’s logo appeared after the tweet’s hashtag, this turned the Pope’s tweeting of “#Saints” to an unwitting reference to the New Orleans-based team.  Read more...

More about Twitter, Sports, Nfl, Mashable Video, and Pope Francis

Will Smith is reportedly working on a 'Fresh Prince' spin-off

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 17:15

23 years after the show's series finale, Smith may be ready to work on a spin-off to the iconic '90s series. Read more...

More about Entertainment, Mashable Video, Will Smith, Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, and Tv Show

Google Assistant adds Issa Rae's voice to software

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 17:15

The actress, writer, and showrunner worked with Google Assistant for the limited time-only feature. Read more...

More about Google, Celebrities, Mashable Video, Google Assistant, and Issa Rae

Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington, D.C.

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 17:14

The actress recently spoke to The Washington Post and discussed her move to D.C. as well as her "Fire Drill Friday" protests. Read more...

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Disney's back catalog is coming to Disney+. Here are all the titles.

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 17:02

In an epic tour de force, Disney took hype for its upcoming streaming service, Disney+, to a new level Monday morning. 

Disney+ posted an ostensibly endless Twitter thread that lists of all the movies and television shows that will be available for streaming on Disney+, sequentially.

If you didn't feel like scrolling through, here is the entire back catalog that you'll be able to watch on Disney+. 

How many titles do you recognize? 

Returning titles:

Snow White and Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Pinocchio (1940)

Swiss Family Robinson (1940)

Fantasia (1940)

The Reluctant Dragon (1940)

Dumbo (1941)

Bambi (1941) Read more...

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