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2017 was the year late night grew up, and we did too

In an earlier, better time, late night was the place where smart comics got to write mostly meaningless jokes about transitory crap. Ah, what an era. 2017 didn‘t change all of that there will always, sadly, be space in our culture for James Corden sing-a-longs but it did force late night comics to lean in one two directions. Either they could take the easy breezy hair-fluffing Jimmy Fallon road and be ridiculed by rose emojis on Twitter,

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Someone designed an accordion-like table that unfolds to double its length

Heatherwick Studio designers created a shapeshifting table, called Friction Table, that can be stretched to become two times longer than its original size. The result was achieved using a mechanical device that provides its lattice structure. Read more...More about Design, Mashable Video, Shape, Interior Design, and Furniture

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This rapid egg cooker is on sale for less than 20

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. When you‘re in a hurry to make breakfast so you can get out the door, it might not hurt to have this egg cooker on hand, especially when it‘s 34% off. SEE ALSO: Gift-worthy kitchen tech items for the Chopped enthusiasts in your life The Dash Rapid Egg Cooker can cook up to six eggs at once, and can prepare just about any egg-related

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Ethereum‘s price surpasses 700 in another astonishing crypto-rally

Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap (behind Bitcoin), is currently trading at 707, a 20% increase in the last 24 hours. This is a new record for Ethereum, which has kept pace with Bitcoin for the better part of the year but started falling behind sometime in the summer. Bitcoin‘s price grew tremendously in the second part of the year. One bitcoin is currently worth 17,176. SEE ALSO: Bitcoin‘s secretive creator co

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame names its Class of 2018, from Bon Jovi to Nina Simone

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, The Moody Blues, The Cars, and Dire Straits. Meet the full lineup of 2018 inductees into the Rock Roll Hall of Fame. The 33rd annual induction ceremony won‘t happen until April 14, 2018, but you can start cheering for the new entrants now. Those five musical forces making up the Rock Roll Hall of Fame‘s Class of 2018 are joined by legendary gospel singer/songwriter Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who receives an Early

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The 17 best TV episodes of 2017

2017 was not a good year for many things, but it was a good year for TV. Peak TV kept us sane in a completely insane time and hopefully it‘ll do the same in 2018. For now, let‘s look back at the 17 best episodes of 2017 and how they reflected, resisted, or blissfully ignored the hellscape of reality. SEE ALSO: 20 pop culture duos that warmed our souls and broke our hearts in 2017 1Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, "Josh‘s Ex-Girlfriend is Cr

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Gin-flavored cheese is here to confuse your taste buds

There are some pretty extreme cheeses out there: stinky cheese, gold cheese, prosecco cheese. They‘re all delicious, but even the most fervent cheese lover has a line they won‘t cross. Is yours perhaps gin cheese? Honestly, we‘re not sure. A new Gin Lemon Cheshire Cheese, which is currently being sold by Cheshire Cheese Company in the U.K., looks surprisingly creamy and delicious. Yes, the words "gin" and "cheese" together brin

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There‘s going to be a ‘Last Jedi‘ screening on the international space station

There‘s no truer commitment to Star Wars than watching the newest movie while actually in space. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are planning a special screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi while orbiting the Earth. This is a much more enticing option than the previously screened Gravity. SEE ALSO: Critics swoon over ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ I received confirmation from Disney and NASA sources that the

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Disappointed husky has no time for your foolish human Christmas

Christmas, it‘s a garish display of excess, gluttony and capitalism, and no one makes that point better than one dog in particular. SEE ALSO: Let the annual ‘Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?‘ debate begin Anuko is a husky based in the UK, and his owner made him an Instagram account. In some recent images, Anuko has made his disapproval for the festive season apparent. Merry Christmas.... or whatever A post shared by Anuko (@hus

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Kimmel announces his favourite viral vid of 2017 and it‘s a doozy

It was a tough race, but did the best vid win? SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel addresses his Twitter exchange with Roy Moore It‘s that time of year again, and on Tuesday night Jimmy Kimmel unveiled the contenders for "Clip of the Year 2017." These included the Alexa who tried to play porn for a small child, the footballer who inadvertently thanked both his wife and his girlfriend, and of course the man whose children crashed his BBC interview. I

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What to do if Jimmy Kimmel‘s baby has made you cry

Jimmy Kimmel has taken several opportunities this year to cast aside humor and use his platform to discuss a serious issue close to his heart: healthcare. On Monday night Kimmel carried a very special guest on stage his seven-month-old son Billy, who had just undergone his second open heart surgery last week. Kimmel had recently taken time off from hosting to stay with Billy while he recovered, leaving celebrities like Chris Pratt, Tracee Ellis

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Jimmy Fallon‘s ‘Riverdale‘ parody has a surprise guest appearance

If there‘s one show that was made to be parodied, it‘s Riverdale. It‘s practically begging for it. And parody it, is exactly what Jimmy Fallon has done. SEE ALSO: Trader Joe‘s clarifies its Jingle Jangle is not like the drugs from ‘Riverdale‘ "Peanuts" is all about the brooding narration, dark looks, and Fallon‘s sensationally curly hair (which to be honest pretty much deserves a show of its own). Oh,

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Train station will stay open on Christmas Day to host a meal for 200 homeless people

Christmas Day in the UK means no trains or other means of public transport. Zero. Nothing. SEE ALSO: These communities for the homeless were designed by students It also means there are hundreds of railway stations that are going to be empty and could be put to good use. For this reason, this year London‘s Euston station, one of the capital‘s busiest hubs, will be converted to a shelter for homeless people. Volunteers from charities S

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Harry Styles just sort of helped James Corden with the birth of his daughter

The birth of a child is always going to be a pretty stressful event, so it‘s nice to know you‘ve got people watching your back. Harry Styles, for instance. When James Corden had to dash to the hospital for the birth of his baby girl, the former One Direction-er stepped in last minute to fill his shoes. SEE ALSO: Harry Styles full-on kisses James Corden in Christmas ‘Carpool Karaoke‘ "This is very exciting," says Styles

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Dwayne ‘The Rock‘ Johnson and Jimmy Kimmel settle their fanny-pack war

Who shall be the true king of the fanny pack? SEE ALSO: ‘The Rock‘ discusses the possibility of running for President in 2020 Dawyne "do-you-even-need-me-to-put-his-wrestling-name-here" Johnson was on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night and the two put to rest an old rivalry. Namely, who can wear the hell out of a fanny pack. Kimmel brought this up with Johnson, as they had once felt a sense of competition stemming from an uptake i

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Why people on Twitter are giving black women the credit for Roy Moore‘s defeat

Democrat Doug Jones pulled a surprise win for the Alabama Senate seat against Trump-endorsed Republican candidate Roy Moore, who‘s been accused of sexual misconduct and said America was last "great" when slavery was legal. SEE ALSO: Video surfaces of Roy Moore being interviewed by 12-year-old girl ahead of Alabama election A preliminary exit poll conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Poll, The Washington Post, and other med

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Jimmy Fallon‘s ‘Riverdale‘ has a surprise guest appearance

If there‘s one show that was made to be parodied, it‘s Riverdale. It‘s practically begging for it. And parody it, is exactly what Jimmy Fallon has done. SEE ALSO: Trader Joe‘s clarifies its Jingle Jangle is not like the drugs from ‘Riverdale‘ "Peanuts" is all about the brooding narration, dark looks, and Fallon‘s sensationally curly hair (which to be honest pretty much deserves a show of its own). Oh,

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Jaime Lannister stars in beautifully disturbing Elf on the Shelf parody

He sees you when you‘re sleeping. He knows when you‘re awake. And if you don‘t start behaving, like, right now, he‘s going to tell you a long and detailed story about a particularly unpleasant red wedding. SEE ALSO: The 7 accents of ‘Game of Thrones‘ explained for non-Brits In the Jimmy Kimmel Live clip above, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as a "Lannister on the Bannister" a gloriously bloodthirsty parody of

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Trailer for David Bowie documentary ‘The Last Five Years‘ might break your heart all over again

If you‘ve ever wondered about the genesis of creativity, this may be worth keeping an eye on. SEE ALSO: ‘The Problem With Apu‘ dives into the damaging effects of stereotyping HBO has released the first trailer for the David Bowie documentary The Last Five Years, which charts the musician‘s creative work in the years leading up to his death in 2016. The Last Five Years will go out 8 January 2018. Read more... More about

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Let Kumail Nanjiani convince you to go see ‘Star Wars‘ with this sweet story about Rian Johnson

Ladies and gentleman, Kumail Nanjiani. SEE ALSO: ‘Silicon Valley‘ star Kumail Nanjiani warns ‘tech has the capacity to destroy us‘ Silicon Valley star and all-round paragon of humanity Kumail Nanjiani gave us all another reason to go see Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Tuesday. He posted a Twitter thread recalling an encounter he had with director Rian Johnson back when he was a red carpet journalist at Comic Con. THREAD: I k

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John Boyega brought his family to the ‘Star Wars‘ premiere and the videos are so adorable

The Boyega force is constantly strong, but it‘s arguably never been stronger than it was on Tuesday night. SEE ALSO: ‘The Last Jedi‘ zero-spoiler review: See it. Just see it. Just look at this clip from the red carpet of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi European premiere, which John Boyega pretty much brought his whole family to: John Boyega brought his whole family! #StarWarsTheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/BAqxOvHroZ Off Set (@WeAreO

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Roy Moore lost the election and everyone made the same joke

Roy Moore is bad at riding horses, and on Tuesday night, he was bad at winning elections. Moore lost the Senate race in Alabama to Democrat Doug Jones and a lot of people were happy about it. Moore‘s win came as a surprise, as Democrats haven‘t fared will in Alabama elections for about a quarter decade. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel returns with his little son Billy, after his second heart surgery But back to the horse thing. Here is the Rep

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DO NOT give access to that app promising a baby pooping video

Giving a random video app access to your Twitter account is a pretty straightforward "nup," right? Even so, a Twitter phishing scam is tricking people into allowing access to their accounts in order to watch a silly video titled Baby Poops In His Onesie, But Dog‘s Response Leaves Millions Of People In Hysterics." Before you click it, DO NOT. SEE ALSO: Email bot wastes a scammer‘s time with mindless chit-chat The Verge reports that a n

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Doug Jones won Alabama and people are so, so happy

Hooooly crap, Doug Jones did it. On Tuesday night, he became the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in Alabama since 1992, back when Kris Kross was still a thing. SEE ALSO: Roy Moore can‘t ride a horse for his life, and everyone noticed Looks like saying homophobic and racist things along with being accused of sexually assaulting teenagers didn‘t work out too well for Republican Roy Moore. Now, the GOP‘s advantage in the Sena

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