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One person is probably responsible for almost 600 percent of Bitcoin‘s price rise

Bitcoin is complicated. From what, exactly, it‘s good for to who created it, there remains a host of unanswered questions about the world‘s foremost cryptocurrency. But when it comes to what drove the monumental price rise over the last 9 years, we now have at least a partial answer and it‘s not what you‘d think. You see, it turns out that one person or one coordinated group is likely responsible for a massive increase in

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Blame Hawaii‘s apocalypse fake-out on this common video game mistake

Nobody likes a bad user interface. It makes video games and really, any app or software needlessly confusing and difficult to navigate. And as we now know, it‘s also the reason the state of Hawaii experienced a brief yet horrifying period of existential panic on Saturday. SEE ALSO: Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines flight got to kiss 2017 goodbye twice When an unnamed state official accidentally issued the alert about an incoming ballistic

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How it works: A step-by-step guide to buying glasses online with Warby Parker

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable‘s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. If you‘re a glasses-wearer, you‘ve probably heard of affordable designer eyewear company Warby Parker. If you haven‘t tried out their glasses yet and are still picking from the small selection at your optometrist‘s office, you&l

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‘#MeToo, Now What?‘ asks where we go from here in a five-part PBS miniseries

Believe it or not, the world has changed for the better in a lot of ways over the past year. But we still have a long way to go. In #MeToo, Now What?, a newly announced five-part PBS miniseries, host Zainab Salbi will take a closer at the ongoing conversation around sexual misconduct. It‘s not a recap of 2017 and beyond, but rather a forward-looking consideration of what happens next as the toxic level of gender inequity in our society cont

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Keira Knightley on modern films: ‘female characters nearly always get raped‘

Keira Knightley is voicing her concern over the way women are treated in films. In an interview with Variety, the 32-year-old actress discussed how she tends to shy away from taking on modern-day films "because the female characters nearly always get raped." "I always find something distasteful in the way women are portrayed, whereas I‘ve always found very inspiring characters offered to me in historical pieces," Knightley said, noting ther

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Chrissy Teigen just offered to pay gymnast McKayla Maroney‘s fine for speaking out against sexual abuse

Chrissy Teigen to the rescue. The model and cookbook author responded to a report from Daily Mail that revealed gymnast McKayla Maroney, the first to speak out about being sexually abused by USA Gymnastics ex-team doctor Larry Nassar, currently faces a 100,000 fine if she violates a non disclosure agreement with USA Gymnastics and address Nassar at his sentencing. Teigen spoke out on Tuesday morning against the principles behind the NDA and offer

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Startling video shows airborne car slamming into second floor of office building

Intense footage has emerged of a car launching into the air, narrowly missing a bus, then crashing into the second floor of an office building in Santa Ana, California. The video is from the dashcam of a Orange County Transportation Authority city bus, and shows the exact moment of the collision, which happened on SundayAccording to local reports, the car went airborne after the driver drove it into a center divider. Shortly after, the car ca

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The internet breaks Ralph in awesome new ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2‘ image

The Wreck-It Ralph sequel may be titled Ralph Breaks the Internet, but the latest image makes it look more like the internet is breaking Ralph. SEE ALSO: All the Disney princesses are coming back for the ‘Wreck-It Ralph‘ sequel The Pixar sequel sees Ralph and his BFF Vanellope venturing outside the arcade and into the weird wide world of the internet. To find their way around, they enlist the help of some new friends, including an alg

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Sad sexist cuts together edit of ‘Last Jedi‘ minus the women, Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill aren‘t having it

Here‘s a thought exercise for you: What would Star Wars: The Last Jedi be without its female characters? The answer is a slim and sloppy 46 minutes - and a reason for Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson to laugh their asses off. SEE ALSO: What backlash? ‘The Last Jedi‘ just crossed 1 billion at the box office Over the weekend, a Pirate Bay user uploaded a "de-feminized fan edit" of the film that cuts out most of the women, including "H

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Selma Blair says director James Toback threatened to ‘gouge‘ her eyes out, kill her

Selma Blair spoke candidly about her allegations against disgraced director and screenwriter James Toback on The Talk Monday, reiterating the threats he made against her and the hundreds of accusations of sexual assault and misconduct laid against him over the last several months. Blair recounted on The Talk how Toback threatened to kill her and "gouge" her eyes out with a pen if she ever told anyone about an instance where he lured her to his ho

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Amazon has a great deal on these slick-looking headphones right now

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable‘s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. These Bluetooth headphones are an Amazon‘s Choice product and they‘re currently on sale for less than 15. Move quick this deal won‘t last. SEE ALSO: Join the wireless revolution with these MagicBeatz earbuds that are on sale Accordin

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Contraceptive app "Natural Cycles" is being blamed for 37 unwanted pregnancies

Birth control apps may be convenient but they‘re not proven to be more effective than any other method of contraception. Not convinced? Cut to Natural Cycles, a birth control app that‘s currently being blamed for 37 unwanted pregnancies, according to Swedish publication SVT. Natural Cycles which once claimed to be "the only approved contraceptive app out there" appealed to users through confident branding, touting the lack of side e

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Matt Damon finally gets it right: ‘I should get in the back seat and close my mouth for a while‘

It‘s a rough time in Hollywood these days, but Matt Damon has had a particularly rough go of it with repeated attempts to speak about sexual assault and harassment that have been slammed even by other celebrities. Damon went on TODAY to talk about the nonprofit Water.org and offered a few words about the Time‘s Up and #MeToo movements in Hollywood - and this time, he may get it. SEE ALSO: Yes, Golden Globes host Seth Meyers will take

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Samsung‘s Galaxy S9 could be in your hands by mid-March

Details on Samsung‘s Galaxy S9 are starting to crystallize. At CES 2018 Samsung‘s mobile chief DJ Koh confirmed the company‘s next flagship Android phone will be announced at next month‘s Mobile World Congress, and now we may know exactly when you‘ll be able to get the highly anticipated device. SEE ALSO: The best tech of CES 2018 Prolific phone leaker Evan Blass has shared what he claims are several Galaxy S9-relate

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Things get ‘romantic as F‘ in the new ‘Love, Simon‘ trailer

The latest trailer for Love, Simon comes with an important disclaimer: "It‘s about to get romantic as F." Based off of the hit YA novel Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, Love, Simon follows Simon Spier, a 17-year-old high school student who says he has the typical teenage experience except for one big secret: He‘s gay. When a fellow classmate discovers and blackmails Simon about Simon‘s online romance wi

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Get a retro wake-up call in the morning with this USB-enabled FM radio alarm clock

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable‘s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Get some retro vibes each morning with this FM radio alarm clock. SEE ALSO: Wake up and smell the lavender with this aromatherapy alarm clock This alarm clock can wake you up with either your preferred FM radio station with up to 20 channels to choose

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Will Ferrell crashes on-court interview with Roger Federer and asks all the hard-hitting questions

Everyone‘s favorite anchorman is back. Well, kind of. To the delight of many tennis fans, Will Ferrell reprised his famous role on the courts of the Australian Open on Sunday. John McEnroe was doing an on-court interview with Roger Federer when he stopped to introduce an important guest. Ferrell then strode across the court to cheers and immediately channelled his character from Anchorman. SEE ALSO: Will Ferrell calmly explains why he sang

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcome a baby girl

There‘s a new baby on the (private gated community) block: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed a baby girl via a surrogate on Monday. TMZ reported the news on Tuesday, and an announcement was posted to Kim‘s website shortly after. Their message: Kim confirmed the couple‘s use of a surrogate on her E! show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, though TMZ first reported the news in early September. In November, Kim accidentally rev

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Massive oil spill spreads in East China Sea, could be world‘s largest in decades

What could be the largest oil spill since 1989‘s Exxon Valdez is unfolding in the East China Sea after a deadly and fiery collision between two vessels caused a tanker to sink. All 32 crew members are thought to have died aboard the Iranian vessel "Sanchi," which was carrying about 1 million barrels of condensate. According to Bloomberg News, the ship was transporting hydrocarbon liquid that‘s a key ingredient for making petrochemical

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Kid gets head start on medical career by performing doll face transplants

January is rolling along and a lot of people are looking for some fresh hobbies. Have you considered cutting the faces off of dolls, then transplanting them onto other dolls? For one 7-year-old, at least, this pursuit is working out well so well that an image of her handiwork (posted by her sister Katelynn on Sunday) has been retweeted 18,000 times. SEE ALSO: Kid‘s super deep response to classroom riddle is way better than the actual answe

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Americans say social media is destroying the news but nobody knows what to do about it

Social media truly is bringing Americans together... in our frustration over social media giants. Americans are fed up with the role that big tech companies now play in the news media, according to a new study from the Knight Foundation and Gallup. Maybe worse we‘re enormously conflicted on what to do about that. SEE ALSO: The first scientific fake news study is here to confirm your worst fears about America On Tuesday, the Knight Foundati

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Get a 4K action camera on sale today for under 60

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable‘s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Admit it: Your snowboarding videos could be better. You‘ve gone for far too long capturing flips and tricks with a shaky smartphone cameraUpgrade to this 4K action camera that‘s on sale today for 56. SEE ALSO: An auto-tracking camera stabil

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Our predictions for the ‘MOST DISHONEST AND CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR‘

The 2018 MOST DISHONEST AND CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR are almost here, and everywhere you go you can feel the lack of anticipation in the air. Too bad. I love awards season. And just because these particular awards are a pernicious assault on the free press and were devised by a president whose brain has been deep fried in canola oil, it doesn‘t mean we can‘t make a few blue carpet prognostications. Over the past year, the MSM

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Here‘s how NASA is preparing the largest telescope ever built for space

Watch NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope getting prepared for its 2019 launch. The telescope has now successfully passed all the necessary tests which ensured that it‘s going to withstand the "rigors of launch" as well as the extremely cold temperatures and the airless conditions in space. The only steps left at the moment are for the JWST to get equipped with its sunshield and get attached to the spacecraft bus that will take it to sp

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