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A second woman has come forward accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 22:02

If Dustin Hoffman thought those sexual misconduct allegations were going to blow over quickly, he's learning now just how wrong he was.

Actress Kathryn Rossetter has published a devastating essay in The Hollywood Reporter describing his repeated violation of her when they worked together in the 1980s.

SEE ALSO: John Oliver grills Dustin Hoffman over sexual misconduct allegations

The story arrives one month after Anna Graham Hunter shared her own account of being harassed by Hoffman, and days after John Oliver grilled Hoffman about the accusations during a public screening.

In the early 1980s, Hoffman helped Rossetter land a role opposite him in the Broadway revival Death of a Salesman. (She also co-starred with him in the 1985 TV movie based on the same play.) At first, she says, she saw Hoffman as "my hero."  Read more...

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The 2018 iPhones may have bigger batteries, but that's not necessarily good news

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:58

One of the world's leading iPhone analysts, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, predicts the 2018 iPhones will pack bigger batteries. 

But hold on — this doesn't necessarily mean next year's iPhones will have longer battery lives. 

Kuo regularly releases investor notes about whatever he thinks Apple is brewing in R&D, and he's grown famous by often being correct. His most recent note, spotted by 9to5Mac, predicts Apple's forthcoming handsets could have 10 percent more battery capacity than the current generation.

SEE ALSO: On the inside, iPhone X is totally different from all other iPhones

Battery life isn't an easy thing to measure, in part because people use phones in different ways. Using Skype, for example, will drain more energy than someone checking their email. But Mashable Senior Tech Correspondent Ray Wong says iPhones generally have between four and five hours of "on-screen" battery life (as opposed to the phone just sitting around in "standby" mode) before the phone needs to be recharged. Read more...

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11 cocktails made of eggnog to get you into the holiday spirit

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:58

It's beginning to look a lot like a boozy Christmas.

While some people will be looking for hot chocolate and warm milk to go with their cookies, most of us are looking for cocktails to get through the holiday rush.

SEE ALSO: 20 gifts under $20 for your wine-loving friends

Now, eggnog is not everyone's favorite, but mixing it with your go-to alcoholic supplement will surely make it a wonderful rest of the year.

Here's 11 cocktails to make and impress all your family and friends:

Rum Eggnog

Spiced or flavored rum can work for any occasion. Captain Morgan? Sure! Mango flavor? Why not. 

A post shared by sthornenyc (@sthornenyc) on Dec 2, 2017 at 10:53am PST Read more...

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This is the most flexible iPhone dock you've ever seen

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:48

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There are only so many times you can precariously balance your iPhone on your laptop screen without it toppling over and shattering. 

SEE ALSO: MacBook Pro owners need this gadget to solve Apple's USB port problem

The BOBINE FLEX iPhone Dock is the answer to this problem. It's not just a dock, though — it's a case-compatible cable, dock, and tripod all in one, and it fits into your car, home, and office environment with relative ease. You can easily take this dock anywhere and set it up as needed, thanks to its lightweight, portable design. Plus, rather than getting a bunch of docks and having to switch your phone out every ten minutes (as well as dealing with those annoying magnetic car vent mounts), you'll get it all in one package. Read more...

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Intense video shows horses running for safety as stables catch fire

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:43

Chaos ensued at a horse training center in San Diego County as workers frantically tried to save hundreds of horses by setting them free from their stables.

Eight stables normally containing nearly 500 horses at the San Luis Rey Downs Training Facility in Bonsall suddenly caught fire Thursday afternoon from the nearby Lilac Fire, driven by heavy Santa Ana winds that have wreaked havoc on Southern California this week.

Leo Tapia recorded a dramatic Facebook Live as he and others risked their lives to help release the horses from their stables. After being released, the confused horses can be seen stampeding around the grounds. The hope was to get all of the horses to the location's racetrack, which contains no structures that could burn.  Read more...

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No, you don't need an iPhone X scarf but it 100% exists

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:25

For the real Apple stans, we found the scarf for you. 

It's not enough to just have the latest iPhone model in your hand. You should be wearing it around your neck.

SEE ALSO: A hands-on review of the iPhone X

That's where this Ceyhun Güney-designed scarf comes in. Notice the iPhone X background stylishly incorporated into the design. You may recognize it from billboards and the box from when you bought the phone. Now you can wear it. 

It even as The Notch.

A must-have for any cold Apple fans.

Image: the internet shop

Sure, this is free advertising for one of the biggest companies on the planet, but how else can you show your true loyalty to the tech brand? Also, you need this scarf for warmth. Read more...

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This helmet automatically adjusts to the size of your head

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:20

Lid helmets is making it easier for cyclists everywhere to carry a helmet. The helmet's collapsable design allows for easier storage and can adjust to your head size. Read more...

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Chance the Weatherman reports for duty

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:19

Chance the Rapper and his signature 3 hat took over the news in Illinois on this very cold morning. 

In an unexpected reprisal of his television reporter character from Saturday Night Live, the Chicago native hopped in front of a green screen on Friday and delivered the day's weather like a pro. 

SEE ALSO: Chance the Rapper calls out troll's 'hyperbolic racist comparisons' on Twitter

He ran through the current temperatures of the area on WGN Morning News, noting that there were a lot "19" degrees littered across the area. At one point, Chance whipped out a coat and hilariously took advantage of the green screen.  Read more...

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'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' was the most unforgettable game of 2017

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:10

Sometimes a game becomes an escape, its world and characters opening their welcoming arms and allowing you to leave your life behind every time you start it up. In 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the best escape and the most unforgettable game of the year.

SEE ALSO: Video game food is so much more important than you think

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was one of the greatest gaming experiences not just of the year but of the past 30 years, evoking a unique feeling of aimless adventure with an undercurrent of immense purpose only made possible by the series' 30-year history. Read more...

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Different parts of the US are experiencing totally opposite weather extremes

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:04

Snow has started to fall in unexpected parts of the country. Places like Austin, Texas, Birmingham, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia, experienced snowfall before some parts of the Northeast.

Meanwhile, Southern California is still battling at least 6 large fires are burning near Los Angeles and San Diego including the Thomas Fire, and the Lilac Fire near San Diego. Read more...

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Rule the Dark Side with these Star Wars lamps that are on super sale

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:03

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Star Wars may take place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but the latest film comes out a short time from now in our galaxy – specifically December 15th. And unlike last year’s Rogue One spinoff, The Last Jedi is part of the primary Star Wars series. That’s right, BB-8, Kylo Ren, and all of your favorite sequel trilogy characters are back for another rollicking adventure, and you can jump in on the excitement with these Star Wars 3D Mega Lamps. 

SEE ALSO: Ridiculous Star Wars holiday decor will make your house the best on the block Read more...

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Create your own retro gaming device—and learn to code while you're at it

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:56

Gamebuino META is a tiny handheld gameboy like system that allows you to program games as well as as play unique video games. It's so tiny it can fit in a t-shirt pocket for retro vibes on the go. Read more...

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Christmas tree eyebrows are so bad, they're incredible

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:42

The best holiday looks are so bad they're good. And Christmas tree eyebrows are no exception.

The festive mini-trend has been popping up on Instagram in recent weeks, just in time for the holidays. Basically, they're a modified version of the feather brow look from earlier this year, but with extra baubles (read: rhinestones) and glitter.

SEE ALSO: Brow crowns have surfaced to make you look and feel like a fashion queen

Per BoredPanda, the first iteration of the trend came from Instagrammer @taytay_xx, who adorned her brows with colorful jewels and even a star tree-topper. 

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Why it's hard to get an iPhone on a budget wireless carrier

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:36

Got a smartphone? Then you must also have a wireless plan, and if you live in the U.S., chances are it's with one of the big four — Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint.

However, there are a bunch of other carriers you may have seen around, carriers with names like Cricket, Jolt, metroPCS, and Virgin. These are MVNOs, or mobile virtual network operators, and they exist by leasing spectrum from the major carriers. They're also often a better deal, thanks to selectively targeting demographics and relying heavily on Wi-Fi to support the network.

SEE ALSO: iPhone X Versus Galaxy Note 8: Which Is Best? Read more...

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7 innovations that are crucial to living in today’s society

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:22
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It may not always be on the forefront of our minds, but everything on earth (that isn’t, ya know, trees and animals and stuff) has been inspired by the curiosity of humankind. Without certain scientific innovations — some dating back many centuries — our society would be vastly different. 

Innovation is a key component to businesses today as well, especially with the speed in which industries evolve. More often than not, discoveries from the past continue to shape the present as our society adapts to various technological advancements. Read more...

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First 'Alita: Battle Angel' trailer answers the question 'What would anime eyes look like IRL?'

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:21

Well, we'll say this for Alita: Battle Angel: We don't think we've seen a heroine look quite like this before.

We are talking, of course, about those enormous peepers. We'd barely raise an eyebrow if this were a cartoon, but she's played by a real actress (Rosa Salazar) with the aid of "realistic" CG animation – and boy, do they look weird.

SEE ALSO: James Cameron remembers the time he almost hit Harvey Weinstein with his 'Titanic' Oscar

They look so weird, in fact, that it's almost easy to overlook the rest of her body, which isn't quite human either. Alita is a cyborg rescued from a scrap heap by a scientist (Christoph Waltz, in what appears to be a good guy role for once). Read more...

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Beyoncé can't shop at Target in peace

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:01

While most of us can shop through the florescent-lit aisles of Target in relative peace, such tranquility is not the case for Beyoncé, who attracts attention both on the stage and in the section where they sell neon-green mountain bikes.

SEE ALSO: Beyoncé presents Colin Kaepernick with Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

On Thursday a Twitter user from California snagged photos of Beyoncé browsing the big box store with her family, including her mom Tina Knowles. 

It’s not everyday you see @Beyonce at target 🤩🤪

— taylor 🦋 (@MsTaylorOlivia) December 7, 2017

still looks like it was taken with a potato but

— taylor 🦋 (@MsTaylorOlivia) December 7, 2017

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'Big Little Lies' Season 2 is actually happening, for real this time

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:01

After months of breathless speculation, Mashable has confirmed that Big Little Lies Season 2 has officially been ordered by HBO, with executive producers and stars Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman once again on board.

Because the show was initially intended as a limited series based on Liane Moriarty's bestselling novel, the actors weren't optioned for additional seasons when they signed on for Season 1, but most of the cast is expected to return and negotiations are currently underway, per HBO.

HBO says the second season will "explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting.  Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode…the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom." Read more...

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There's a baby inside of Norman Reedus in this trailer and people can't handle it

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:55

The latest trailer for Death Stranding was full of insanity, but the part that stuck out the most to people was the fact that Norman Reedus's character had a baby in his esophagus.

SEE ALSO: The 8-minute 'Death Stranding' trailer is the wildest thing I've ever seen

About six and a half minutes into the third Death Stranding trailer, which debuted Thursday night, the point of view zooms in on Reedus's character's mouth, delving inside of him and coming upon a little round, pale, fleshy object. That object is a full-on baby, which looks up and gives viewers a little thumbs up.

It was shocking, surprising, and baffling, and people on the internet are having a field day with it.  Read more...

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6 innovative design concepts that helped make ‘Star Wars’ a massive success

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:55

Groundbreaking when it first premiered in 1977, Star Wars wowed audiences with its fantastical imagery of a galaxy far, far away.

Venngage broke down the design principles that helped turn a great story into a visual masterpiece. Read more...

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