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Kickstarter is launching its own Patreon clone

Kickstarter wants to do more than just kickstart projects. The crowd-funding company launched a revamped subscription service called Drip on Wednesday through which musicians, artists, and other creators can solicit recurring donations rather than one-time contributions. If that model sounds familiar, it‘s probably because Drip is essentially Kickstarter‘s bid to create its own version of Patreon, the fast-growing startup that origina

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This is what ‘shade‘ actually means

We spoke with a woman who compiles dictionaries for a living about what the word ‘shade‘ actually means and how it‘s misused. She also told us where the word comes from and it‘s got an interesting history. Read more...More about Watercooler, Mashable Video, Culture, Drag Queen, and Mashable Video

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Everything you need to know about the controversial Dodge ‘Demon‘

The Dodge Demon, the first street-legal drag car, can get up to speeds of 140 miles per hour. Boasting a wheelie on launch and a ban from the National Hot Rod Association, the car has caused some controversy. Read more...More about Cars, Mashable Video, Driving, Dodge, and Real Time

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Rotten Tomatoes is hiding its ‘Justice League‘ score, but we‘ve done the math

Critics are in on Justice League, but Rotten Tomatoes won‘t be revealing its official score until Thursday, just after the stroke of midnight. Someone finally thought to use the Tomatometer to drive eyeballs to a live streaming event, and so here we are. But we‘ve seen enough reviews by now to call it: This film will wind up rotten. Of the 39 reviews we found online by early Wednesday morning, 22 leaned rotten, while 17 leaned fresh (

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Not even President Trump can keep all of America‘s mass shootings straight

President Trump is back on American soil and it didn‘t take long for him to start screwing up on the Twitter machines. His very first tweet on his return from his extended Asia trip was this head-scratcher. The tweet, which was up for nearly 10 hours before being deleted on Wednesday morning, was confusing because the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas happened 11 days before, on Sunday, November 5, 2017 and Trump tweeted almost the exa

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Get ready to cry again: ‘Titanic‘ is returning to cinemas as a remastered version

If the soft, pillowy flutes in Cline Dion‘s "My Heart Will Go On" still give you chills, well, we‘ve got news for you. Titanic is making a return to cinemas for its 20th (!) anniversary, this time remastered for AMC theatres Dolby Cinemas around the U.S. for one week only. SEE ALSO: Homemade shot-for-shot remake of the ‘Justice League‘ trailer proves you don‘t need a big budget for big thrills The screenings will tak

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Kim Kardashian accidentally konfirms she‘s expecting a baby girl on ‘Ellen‘

It‘s okay, KimWe all knew anyway. In an appearance on Wednesday‘s episode of Ellen, Kim Kardashian West accidentally confirmed that she and husband Kanye West are expecting a girl. SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian West on apps, social media, and her most-used Kimoji Kardashian West let the announcement slip while discussing her baby shower, which she celebrated last weekend. Apparently, North West is getting into the toy testing business. "Pe

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Stephen Colbert dissects Roy Moore‘s sexual assault allegations with brutal wit

The Roy Moore sexual assault scandal reached new heights of creepiness after The New Yorker reported that the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama was banned from a shopping mall in the 1980s, when he was an assistant district attorney. Moore, who is now under fire from fellow Republicans and House Speaker Paul Ryan, was the main target of Stephen Colbert‘s Late Show monologue. And boy, did he deliver. Five women have accused Moor

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Drone simulator is as close to the real thing as you can get without spending hundreds of dollars

A state-of-the-art drone flying simulator called DRL Simulator is out on Steam today and it‘s as close to the real thing as you‘re going to get without spending hundreds of dollars on a high-end drone. DRL Simulator was created by the Drone Racing League (DRL), the premiere competitive league for professional drone racing. The simulator goes through all the basics of drone piloting, allowing people to get a feel for what it‘s li

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The internet dishes mixed reactions to a bakery replacing baby Jesus with a sausage roll

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, a little sausage roll laid down its sweet... whatever sausage rolls have instead of heads. SEE ALSO: This sausage baby is a tribute to Andy Murray‘s big news and it‘s horrifying people UK bakery chain and national symbol of pride Greggs came under fire recently after they used an image of the baby Jesus replaced with a sausage roll to promote their new advent calendar. I would gladly swap everythi

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This story about Harry Styles cheering up a little girl is super heartwarming

Starring in a Harry Styles video is already pretty darn cool in itself but it‘s even cooler when you get to have a one-on-one chat with the singer behind the scenes. SEE ALSO: Harry Styles interrupts set to help fan in distress Poppy Connell knows this better than most people. She recently starred in the music video for Styles‘ song "Kiwi" (the one with all the kids throwing cakes at each other), but missed the chance to be in the ph

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These guys slicing water bottles in slow-mo with a katana sword is ultimate satisfaction

These guys would probably be good pals to have in the event of a zombie apocalypse. SEE ALSO: Just when you thought fidget spinners were done, someone made a freaking DIY lightsaber out of them YouTubers The Slow Mo Guys took a ridiculously sharp katana sword to a bunch of unsuspecting water bottles, and then played the footage back in slow motion. The best bit is undoubtedly when they fill the bottles with different coloured liquids so you g

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17 times ‘Stranger Things‘ star Millie Bobby Brown‘s Instagram game was 11/10

There are few children in this world more awesome than Eleven from Stranger Things. This is a clear, undisputed fact. The thing is, though, the girl-behind-the-girl Milly Bobbie Brown is pretty awesome too. SEE ALSO: The ‘Stranger Things‘ cast has some strong feelings about the Season 2 ending A quick glance at her Instagram account proves this. From dressing her dog in a blonde wig to some fairly epic singing outbursts, here‘

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The BBC is quoting a dodgy Zimbabwean Twitter account which called for hipsters to be shot

Confusion and chaos are dominating the news in Zimbabwe after the military took over the national broadcaster, ZBC, saying it wanted to "target criminals" around president Robert Mugabe. SEE ALSO: Zimbabwe president is the new African Union chairman Defence forces deny that they‘re staging a coup, but the whereabouts of Mugabe and his wife Grace are currently unknown. Amidst unofficial reports and rumours, the BBC and other news organisatio

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Here‘s why Matt LeBlanc found filming ‘Episodes‘ super tricky

Going from playing Joey to playing yourself is tricky enough already. SEE ALSO: Mila Kunis brilliantly trolls Mike Pence every month Matt LeBlanc was a guest on Conan on Tuesday night and he talked about the difficulties of switching from shows with a live audience (Friends, Joey) to Episodes, which is single camera. "It was a little strange," said LeBlanc, before going on to explain how during the first scene he ever shot for Episodes he kep

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Nicki Minaj tries to topple Kim Kardashian with racy #breaktheinternet Paper cover

Nicki Minaj has just attempted the unthinkableto topple Kim Kardashian as the reigning queen of breaking the internet. And, she has certainly pulled out all the stops. SEE ALSO: Another day, another set of naked Kim Kardashian pictures Three years after Kim Kardashian‘s viral naked cover, Paper magazine has come back with another "Break The Internet" issue. And, it sure is racy. In the NSFW cover storyentitled "Minaj Trois" the rapper appe

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Kimmel asked people if Hillary Clinton should be impeached, even though she‘s not in office

"Crooked Hillary" is at it again. Exactly what "it" might be is unclear but she needs to be stopped. SEE ALSO: Celebrities read mean tweets about Jimmy Kimmel and things get brutal fast On Tuesday night, in the light of the Department of Justice reportedly deciding whether to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton, Kimmel thought he would find out just how much people still hate Hillary. The answer? Enough to demand that she

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You need to watch Larry David‘s outtakes from Jimmy Kimmel‘s ‘Mean Tweets‘

Remember how much Larry David enjoyed his contribution to the special Jimmy Kimmel birthday edition of Mean Tweets? Well, you haven‘t seen the half of it. SEE ALSO: Jennifer Lawrence, Gal Gadot, Emma Watson all have quick comebacks for their ‘Mean Tweets‘ On Tuesday night‘s show, Kimmel shared footage of the many, many outtakes from David‘s recording, and one thing is instantly clear: he‘s never had so much

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Runners in the Shanghai marathon are getting a gorgeous 3D data souvenir

Runners in the past weekend‘s Shanghai marathon are taking home a unique personalised souvenir of their run. The 30,000 runners have been invited to plug in their run data from the event into a platform that will produce a 3D visualisation of how they performed. The colourful chart can be panned in 360 degrees on a mobile phone with WebGL, and will reflect how fast each runner went over different stretches of the race. SEE ALSO: This paraly

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Tim Cook tweets congratulatory message to Australia but uses the wrong flag

Looks like Tim Cook might have sent this tweet out a little too quickly. The Apple CEO on Wednesday congratulated Australia on saying "yes" to same-sex marriage except he added an emoji of the flag of New Zealand. Congratulations Australia! Another important step toward equality for all. #MarriageEquality Tim Cook (@tim_cook) November 15, 2017 SEE ALSO: Who will replace Apple CEO Tim Cook? He just gave us a hint The original tweet was quickl

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Pink‘s ‘Carpool Karaoke‘ is here and it‘s 12 minutes of gleeful perfection

It‘s here, people: Pink‘s Carpool Karaoke has arrived, and it‘s just as instantly cheering as we‘d all hoped it would be. SEE ALSO: Sam Smith ‘Carpool Karaoke‘ has a brilliant surprise ending The 12-minute clip above contains some angsty singing, plenty of dramatic dancing, and an entertaining anecdote about Jon Bon Jovi and his leather pants. Basically everything a good episode of Carpool Karaoke should be

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‘Justice League‘ is like a chocolate chip cookie with cockroach chunks

Would you enjoy a chocolate chip cookie ... if I told you there were cockroaches baked into it Whoa! The look on your face says it all. Let me see if I can talk you into taking a bite anyway. "There are some delicious chocolate chips in there!" I could say, which would be ... a true statement indeed. (Hmmm. You‘re still looking a little green.) "Cockroaches are harmless protein," is another perfectly valid argument I could make. "They certa

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It‘s 2017 but 2 white guys are opening a ramen restaurant called ‘Misohawni‘

This is pretty outrageous on multiple planes. Two white guys in South Africa have launched a ramen restaurant, calling it "Misohawni." SEE ALSO: Portia de Rossi says Steven Seagal sexually harassed her during audition Located in Melville, a suburb in Johannesburg, the restaurant serves ramen, Korean BBQ, poke and izakaya dishes basically an inauthentic mishmash of East Asian cuisines. The restaurant‘s owners, Ryan Vermaak and Fabio di Cosm

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A ‘Theme Hospital‘-style game is coming, and it looks heavily inspired by the original

Get ready to be hit with the nostalgia stick, because a new game inspired by Theme Hospital is coming. The indie title, called Project Hospital, lets you do a lot of what you loved about the Bullfrog Productions game, including laying out the hospital, hiring staff, and curing patients for profit. SEE ALSO: Grab your piece of video gaming nostalgia with one of these awesome console reboots The new game‘s graphics are also naturally a step u

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