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How to Watch the First Blue Moon Eclipse in 150 Years

January 31 will bring a celestial event known as a blue moon, an occurrence that happens every two to three years. While interesting on its own, the …

Astronomy

7 new anime series you need to watch this winter

A good distraction from the cold<p>As a new year begins, so too does the 2018 winter anime season in Japan. Now, thanks to video streaming services like Crunchyroll, Amazon, and Netflix, they’re more accessible than ever. (Subtitled versions of most shows are available in America within a day of …

New Portal Game Announced, Is A Crossover With Bridge Constructor

A new Portal game has been announced, though it's a little different to previous titles in the series. It's called Bridge Constructor Portal, and it's a crossover between Valve's puzzle franchise and, you guessed it, Bridge Constructor.<p>As in the mainline Bridge Constructor series, the game tasks …

13 Tech Gifts That Aren’t Crap

Practical presents they'll actually use.<p>Gadgets aren’t particularly sentimental or meaningful gifts — but they *are* practical, and a practical gift is a gift someone will actually use.<p>I test a lot of products, and of all the new gadgets I tried this year, these are my favorites. From a premium …

The best tech of 2017

More than any year in recent memory, 2017 saw the launch of many (mostly) gimmick-free tech products.<p>Here at Mashable, we’re all for the weird oddity …

Gear & Gadgets

Buying a 4K TV is a nightmare

Don’t worry, we’re here to help<p>The act of purchasing a 4K television is a ridiculous, frustrating mess. There is nothing about the technology or its use that’s simple, but if you care about visual quality, it can be worth the effort.<p>The problems include the fact that enthusiasts are presented with …

Revolut now lets you cheaply trade Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum

UK banking startup Revolut has entered the cryptocurrency space. The challenger bank just announced it will let customers buy, trade, and exchange three major cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ether — in a range of major fiat currencies.<p>Trades and purchases take place within the existing …

Let's roll: the best board games for Christmas 2017

Sick of charades? Tired of Trivial Pursuit? Here’s our guide to the games that will make Christmas with your family fly by<p>Christmas and board games go together like turkey and stuffing. But if the prospect of endless rounds of Monopoly and Cluedo fills you with dread, there are some far better …

Board Games

Scientists find 'behemoth' black hole so big it could challenge our understanding of the universe's beginning

Scientists just found a very huge, very young supermassive black hole. As far as we know, it shouldn't be able to exist, and it just might re-write …

50 iOS Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Delete <i>Words With Friends</i>. Forget <i>Flappy Bird</i>. And for goodness' sake, get rid of <i>Candy Crush</i>. These are the mobile games you want on your phone

These Easy Cheesecake Cookies Will Win the Cookie Swap

Creamy Cheesecake Cookies<p>Makes 24 cookies<p>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour <br>1/2 teaspoon baking powder <br>1/2 teaspoon baking soda <br>1/4 teaspoon salt <br>1/2 cup …

The top 10 YouTube videos of the year

Let’s remember to forget<p>YouTube has just revealed its most popular videos for 2017. The lists are broken down into Top Trending and Top Music, and were compiled based on views, likes, comments, shares, and more, according to YouTube.<p>The top 10 videos in the trending category were viewed more than …

Music

17 Board Games Every Adult Needs In Their Life

Nerdy is cool now.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

Horror

Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Mining

If you are interested in taking advantage of the huge Bitcoin price surge recently which took the crypto currency passed the $12,000 mark, or would …

Bitcoin

This New Egg Will Blow Your Mind. It Certainly Blew Mine.

It all started back in March when I was in San Francisco for the Future Food Tech conference. Since I was going to be in town for the week, I took the opportunity to swing by Hampton Creek’s massive Mission District headquarters for an update on their progress and to sample products they had in the …

Ice Cream

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

22 great books to read before Hollywood turns them into TV shows and movies

Books are the fuel that make the Hollywood engine run. According to one estimate, 20% of the top 1,000 films in the past decade were based on novels, and countless more movies and TV shows are derived from short stories, nonfiction books, graphic novels, and other texts. Without books, we’d have …

Books

Everyone Is Invited To The Final Sea of Thieves Alpha!

Have you wanted to try Rare’s Sea of Thieves but never got invited to the Alpha sessions? Well, dust off your cutlass and get ready for some …

7 Phenomenal Video Games Released In 2017 That Were Severely Underrated

We all love our Resident Evil 7s, our Breath of the Wilds, our Destiny 2s, and our Call of Duty’s. We all know that these are powerhouses in the …

The best sandwich in every state, according to Yelp

Whether you call it a sandwich, a hoagie, or a sub, the combination of meat, vegetables, and condiments between two pieces of bread is a universally enjoyed dish all over the US.<p>From breakfast sandwiches on bagels in New Jersey to barbecue pulled pork sandwiches in Tennessee, every state has their …

Best PC Games to Play This Week - Hot Keys, November 10

Here are 5 PC games you should check out this week.<p>Welcome to the first episode of our newest PC-focused show, Hot Keys!<p>Every Friday, Hot Keys will …

iPhone X ‘notch remover’ now available in App Store

Hot or notch?<p>If you have a burning hatred of the so-called "notch" on your new iPhone X then boy do I have good news for you. Apple just approved an app called Notch Remover despite its urging of developers to embrace the notch by not masking it:<p><b>Don't mask or call special attention to key display</b> …

New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions<p>Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have …

Artificial Intelligence

Kings of clarity: Etymotic ER4 in-ear headphones

Etymotic pioneered in-ear headphones in the mid-1980s, <i>decades</i> before other headphone companies followed its lead. Its ER4 model debuted in 1991, and it remained the company's flagship model, with only slight changes, until recently. The all-new ER4 SR (Studio Reference) and ER4 XR (Extended …

Audiophile

Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre<p>An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the …

Black Holes

How to Add, Subtract, Multiply, or Divide Multiple Cells in Excel

Doing basic math doesn’t have to involve breaking out the calculator and manually adding up cells, columns, or row. Excel has a useful feature called …

Mathematics

The best wireless earbuds for your budget

Fully wireless earbuds are here to stay, and now there’s finally a range of solid products to choose from.<p>We compared four of the most popular …

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