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Grammy awards 2016 – 10 things we learned

Even great singers like Adele can have a bad night; David Bowie is maybe not best memorialised by turning his songs into a megamix; and Taylor Swift and Kanye West will never, ever get back together<p>Taylor Swift is not the type to take an insult lying down<p>Accepting her award for album of the year – …

Music

In Just One Weekend Deadpool Became Highest Grossing 2016 Movie So Far

In its opening frame, <i>Deadpool</i> brought in $150 million for the four-day holiday weekend, making it the top-grossing film of 2016 so far.<p>This all but …

All 23 times 'Deadpool' gleefully smashed the 4th wall

LOS ANGELES — Hello! <i>Mashable</i> entertainment editor Josh Dickey here, doing that thing where I talk to you directly. Or as they call it in …

Xbox Elite Controller review: It isn't cheap, but you'll want one

The Xbox One Elite Controller review<p>You probably don’t need a $150 controller.<p>That’s the first thing you need to remind yourself when considering the Xbox One Elite controller (which also works for PCs). For the average gamer, chances are spending $150 on a controller – no matter how nice it is – …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony dominates as PS4 sales top 30 million

The figure represents the "fastest and strongest sales in PlayStation history," according to Sony.<p>Since the PlayStation 4 video game console first went on sale in November 2013, Sony has sold more than 30.2 million of them around the world.<p>Sony's worldwide sales underscore the Japanese electronics …

Living Rooms

Anonymous trolls ISIS by removing darknet site, replacing it with Prozac ad

GhostSec, a group that affiliates itself with Anonymous, took to the darknet today for some lulz by removing an ISIS propaganda site and replacing it with a Prozac advertisement and the following message:<p>Enhance your calm. Too many people are into this ISIS-stuff. Please gaze upon this lovely ad so …

Internet

Raspberry Pi's latest computer costs just $5

Raspberry Pi has just unveiled the Pi Zero, a programmable computer that costs only $5 — about as much as a cup of coffee.<p>Available from today, the Pi Zero is the charity organization’s smallest computer ever and packs enough power and components to match up to other offerings in the Pi family. In …

Raspberry Pi

Finally, You Can Now Watch Hulu Without Ads

If you want to pay for it, that is.<p>Hulu announced today that it will now offer a commercial-free plan for $11.99 per month. That's $4 more than its regular plan.<p>Here's what we think of that news:<p>As long as we've streamed video on Hulu, we've wondered why there are commercials. Isn't an ad-free …

Hulu

'Skysphere' will be your dream living space, can be completely controlled with Android app

We all like having our own little space, where we can simply be ourselves and do whatever. This is usually just a little room somewhere in the house, but there’s some people who will not conform with having such an average man cave. Plastic engineer and graphic designer Jono Williams went above and …

Man Caves

10 rules for classy apps – a developer manifesto

If you ever dig into the privacy policies of app developers, be prepared for a shock. This is where they confess their sins: invading your privacy, selling your data, and pestering you with popups and unwanted ads.<p>As the App Store becomes increasingly crowded and competitive, many developers …

Apps

Drool-worthy: The all-new Ether headphones

MrSpeakers' Ether headphone floors the Audiophiliac!<p>In a crowded field of high-end contenders, the new MrSpeakers' Ether headphones are getting a lot of attention for two good reasons: it's a pleasure to wear, and the sound is revelatory!<p>Even compared with one of my reference headphones, the Audeze …

Audiophile

18 features in iOS 9 you may have missed during the keynote

We're a month away from iOS 9's public beta and still a few months from any sort of release, but Apple's already teased a ton of information about …

16 small changes in iOS 9 that combine to make a big difference

Apple’s iOS 9 is meant to give users a better iPhone and iPad experience while introducing a bunch of new features. At first sight, iOS 9 is …

iOS

Event recap: everything we learned from Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote

Well, that’s all folks. Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote has come and gone. We now have a good idea of what the future looks like for the company’s Mac OS, …

Why you’ll love Apple Music even if you’re not going to use it

One of the most important Apple announcements coming from WWDC 2015 concerns music. Apple has finally announced its Beats-based music streaming …

9 Apple announcements you may have missed (pictures)

Last Chance to Get Keysmart 2.0 + Extender for Just $17

KeySmart 2.0 is back!<p>One of our most popular deals of the year is back! Get the KeySmart 2.0 for just $17, with optional 8GB flash drive.<p>Keys are an age-old form of security that, for the most part, still hasn’t gone digital. We all walk around with this collection of oddly shaped metal objects …

This is Apple’s big plan for smarter Watch connectivity

Your Apple Watch and your iPhone are going to get smarter in how they work together, with Watch OS 2 and iOS 9 streamlining security, privacy, and …

15 of the best new and updated Android apps from May 2015

It’s been a busy month for Android apps, with news from big names – Periscope from Twitter lading on the platform for the first time and notable updates to Flickr’s mobile apps.<p>Then, of course, there’s the black-and-white photography app Lenka, and an overhauled version of QuizUp.<p>All you need to do …

Apps

This pizza box doubles as a movie projector

Movie-and-pizza night usually means having to retreat to the TV in the living room, but not if you live in Hong Kong. Ad firm Ogilvy & Mather HK has built the Pizza Hut Blockbuster Box, a pizza box that turns into a projector at the drop of a hat. All you do is pluck a lens out of the protective …

PhoneCaller tweak displays caller ID for unknown numbers

We have all been in situations when we received a call from an unknown number and didn’t know whether to pick it up or not. Well the new PhoneCaller …

The 7 best iPhone and iPad file manager apps

For staying organized, sharing items, and syncing across devices, a file manager is an important tool. Depending on your needs and desired features, …

How a secret Apple Watch feature can significantly improve the device’s charging speed

Earlier this month we brought you word of a secret diagnostic port on the Apple Watch that’s intended for Apple’s own internal use. However, that …

Smartwatches

The 16 best free GarageBand plugins

Getting started<p>Even though Apple's GarageBand for Mac has all sorts of built-in instruments (and a smaller complement of audio effects), it has …

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How to make Apple Watch battery last longer

Keep on ticking<p>On our first day with Apple Watch, the iPhone battery ran out by the early evening, followed by Watch just a half an hour later. …