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10 of the best Amazon Alexa skills for dating and romance

Alexa is really useful for reordering things on Amazon like toilet paper, Kraft Mac & Cheese, and Duracell batteries, but did you know the voice …

Smart Homes

Everything you need to know about World Refugee Day

Globally, refugees are in crisis.<p>Because of war and conflict, more people have been forced to flee their homes now than at any time since World War …

Save the Children

I’m way cooler on the internet than I am in person, and it gives me anxiety

<i>This post is part of</i> <i>Me, online</i><i>, Mashable's ongoing series digging into online identities.</i><p>"Chill the fuck out," my internet self is constantly …

Social Media

Akon launches a cryptocurrency that's called, wait for it, AKoin

Cryptocurrency has had its fair share of celebrity backers.<p>While the likes of Steven Seagal have merely become ambassadors for these outfits, "Smack …

Cryptocurrency

Thanos reads out Trump's tweets and of course it works

Trump's tweets sound pretty natural coming from Thanos.<p>Appearing on <i>The Late Show</i> with Stephen Colbert, actor Josh Brolin, who plays the genocidal</i> …

Marvel Universe

World Cup fans stuck around to pick up trash from stadiums

Japan and Senegal recorded stunning wins at the World Cup on Tuesday, and you'd expect their fans to be out celebrating.<p>But before all that fun, …

Ivory Coast

Rachel Maddow breaks down over babies being sent to 'tender age' shelters

It's hard to rattle Rachel Maddow.<p>No matter how infuriating the news, she usually stays calm and collected. But news that the Trump administration is …

Donald Trump

It's hard to rattle Rachel Maddow.<p>No matter how infuriating the news, she usually stays calm and collected. But news that the Trump administration is …

Donald Trump

Protesters disrupt Kirstjen Nielsen's dinner at a Mexican restaurant, of all places

If you're behind the separation of Latino families at the U.S. border, maybe dining at a Mexican restaurant isn't the wisest of ideas.<p>Department of …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Microsoft employees demand cancellation of contracts with ICE

With pressure mounting on the Trump administration's family separation policy, Microsoft employees have joined the fold.<p>As first reported by the <i>New</i> …

Human Rights

Canada just legalized weed, and it's looking better every day

Canada just legalized marijuana nationwide.<p>In a historic vote on Tuesday, the Senate approved Bill C-45. Also known as the Cannabis Act, Bill C-45 …

Cannabis

Everyone is comparing Trump's border policy to 'Handmaid's Tale,' even the creator

<i>Spoilers ahead: If you haven't watched Handmaid's Tale, you've been warned.</i><p>The Trump administration's forcible separation of children from their …

Stephen King

Everyone is comparing Trump's border policy to 'Handmaid's Tale,' even the creator

<i>Spoilers ahead: If you haven't watched Handmaid's Tale, you've been warned.</i><p>The Trump administration's forcible separation of children from their …

Stephen King

Corey Lewandowski mocks child with Down syndrome taken from mom at border

Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, has no heart.<p>Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas and Trump's former campaign manager Corey …

Donald Trump

We're so hype for the adorable new American Girl Xbox gaming set

On Monday, American Girl revealed a brand new mini Xbox One S gaming accessory set for its dolls, and honestly, none of us were ready.<p>Seeing the tiny …

Dolls

George Takei: Taking children from their parents at the border is worse than Japanese internment

George Takei wrote that the plight of detained immigrants at the U.S. border is worse than the Japanese internment camps he was forced into as a …

Immigration

Trump's 'Space Force' is nothing new: Here's what the military is already up to in orbit

Without warning, President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he's directing the Pentagon to form a new arm of the military called the "Space …

Space Exploration

Tech CEOs speak out against separating families at the border

Executives at Apple, Microsoft, YouTube, Uber, and more tech companies are joining other Americans with a conscience in speaking out against the …

Immigration

Tech's biggest CEOs speak out against separating families at the border

Executives at Apple, Microsoft, YouTube, Uber, and more tech companies are joining other Americans with a conscience in speaking out against the …

Immigration

Autoplaying video ads are about to invade your Facebook Messenger inbox

Somehow, Facebook is still finding ways to make Facebook Messenger more annoying.<p>Now, the company plans to bring autoplaying video ads to users …

Social Media

I texted all the random numbers in my phone. Here's what happened.

<i>This post is part of Mashable's</i> <i>Spring Cleaning Week.</i> <i>Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those</i> …

Dining Rooms

Uber has a new plan to get its drivers to use electric cars

Uber wants to encourage its drivers to start using electric vehicles (EVs) rather than the gas-powered ones they typically use.<p>The company launched a …

Electric Vehicles

Review: The AdultFriendFinder dating app is *not* what you think it is

Making friends as an adult is just as nerve-wracking as it was in middle school, and moving to a new city or working at a new job where you don't …

Relationships

Volvo docks a yacht without any help from the captain

Even if parking your yacht is the last thing you're worried abut, it's pretty cool to see the vessel wedge into a tight space on its own.<p>Volvo …

Volvo Ocean Race

This supercut of 300 dancing scenes from movies is the perfect mood booster

The internet can be a pretty bleak place. From the 24 news cycle to online arguments, it can be daunting to find some positivity online. But if …

Movies

Oppo found a really creative way to kill the smartphone 'notch'

You have to hand it to Oppo: In the somewhat stale world of smartphones, many of which are currently very alike, it really tries hard to do something …

Phones

What you'll actually do when you're playing BioWare's 'Anthem'

<i>Anthem</i> feels like an easy game to categorize: It's BioWare's take on <i>Destiny</i>.<p>That's how it's been viewed since the initial announcement at Electronic …

BioWare

Facebook fires shots at YouTube with new poll and gaming creator tools

Move over, Instagram vs. Snapchat. The fight is on between Facebook and YouTube.<p>Facebook announced Tuesday that it's bringing new poll and game …

Social Media

These new avocados will stay riper longer, so you might actually use them

Could there exist an avocado with a lifespan of more than four seconds?<p>Friends, perhaps. This week, Costco unveiled a sparkly new avocado from Del …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

I can't stop watching strangers go on blind dates on YouTube

<i>This is</i> Ode To...<i>, a weekly column where we share the stuff we're really into in hopes that you'll be really into it, too. First up: Blind dates on</i> …

Relationships