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The Perfect Gifts for Anyone Still Stoked About the Future

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Back these dreamy solar lanterns on Kickstarter and help people without power

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Cue the mood lighting. A Kickstarter project wants to ensure that you never have to choose between aesthetics and the environment again. Meet the Smart Solar Garden, a dreamy combination of green technology and customizable lighting that needs its own HGTV segment. SEE ALSO: Nanoleaf Aurora is a smart lighting panel that changes color to music T

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will.i.am believes he‘s building the future‘s voice-based operating system (yes, really)

Will.i.am was sitting in a tight, grey conference room in San Francisco‘s Moscone Center when he dropped a bomb on me: Not Amazon, nor Apple, nor Google, nor anyone had developed a real voice assistant... yet. When will.i.am says he‘s working on an assistant, I say I have one on my iPhone. "No, you don‘t," he said. He grabbed his own phone from the table. "That‘s a platform on iOS." SEE ALSO: You can have your own social m

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GameStop slams the brakes on its used game rental service

GameStop PowerPass isn‘t quite ready for showtime. The video game retailer‘s 60 subscription program has been placed on an indefinite hold just a few weeks after it was announced. The reason is unclear, but it sounds like a technical issue. SEE ALSO: GameStop basically just turned itself into a Blockbuster for video games "We are working through some of the program limitations we have identified to ensure the PowerPass subscription se

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2 women file class-action lawsuit against Uber over sexual assault by drivers

Uber is facing a class-action lawsuit over sexual assaults by drivers. The lawsuit, filed in the Northern District of California on Tuesday, is on behalf of women passengers who experienced "rape, sexual assault, or gender-motivated harassment" by Uber drivers. Two anonymous plaintiffs who were assaulted by Uber drivers filed the lawsuit. The lawsuit hits Uber months after the company faced a reckoning over the treatment of women in its corporate

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Walmart‘s robotics partner just raised 17.5 million to fund more store automation

Get ready to see more robots cruising the aisles at stores. Bossa Nova Robotics just raised 17.5 million to help it build out its line of inventory-scanning retail robots. The funding round comes fresh off of a deal the startup inked with Walmart last month that will put Bossa Nova‘s automated store clerks in 50 of the big-box chain‘s stores. SEE ALSO: Intel wants to use sensors and robots to overhaul in-store shopping Investors behin

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Cards Against Humanity buys piece of the U.S. border so Trump can‘t build his wall

The dirty and sometimes downright offensive game Cards Against Humanity is back with another stunt, and this time they‘re taking aim at one of President Donald Trump‘s campaign promises. The company announced its holiday promotion on Tuesday, called Cards Against Humanity Saves America. Essentially, the company purchased a plot of vacant land on the border of the United States and Mexico, making it extremely difficult for Trump to

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Here are 7 things you probably didn‘t know about the Justice League

Justice League is one of the most anticipated movies of 2017, and it‘s finally hitting theaters this Friday. Test your superhero knowledge with today‘s episode, where we reveal some lesser-known facts about the Justice League! Subscribe to CineFix for more movie-related content! Read more...More about Batman, Amy Adams, Metropolis, Batman V Superman, and Sandman

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A floating ‘island of trash‘ has surfaced in the Caribbean

Waste in our oceans is affecting even the most remote places, and it‘s only getting worse. Reduce, reuse, recycle! Read more...More about Mashable Video, Ocean, Pollution, Mashable Video, and Real Time

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5 years ago, Rihanna invited press and fans on a plane around the world with her. Here‘s what went down.

Ladies and gentleman, there‘s an emergency. Code seven-fucking-seven-seven!"Rihanna‘s chart-topping voice ricocheted through the narrow chamber of a Boeing 777 as she yelled those words just moments from taking off on one of the most ambitious publicity stunts the music industry has witnessed.It was 2012 and it had only been a year since she released the commercially successful Talk That Talk, but like clockwork, Rihanna was back in t

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Why Brooklyn is the perfect place for OnePlus to drop their new phone

Paid Content | OnePlusThere are fans and then there are superfans. There are fans and then there are superfans.But when super fandom isn‘t enough, the super duper fans come out and that‘s the very category OnePlus users fall into. Founded by Pete Lau and Carl Pei during the winter of 2013, this innovative smartphone company quickly went from being the underdog newcomers to the obsession of techies everywhere in only a matter of years

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Hey, millennials of London you can still eat sandwiches if you want

Go after people‘s sandwiches and you‘d better prepare for war. SEE ALSO: Behold the millennial dream: pink cheese that tastes like Prosecco For a long time now millennials have come under fire for their spending habits. Culprits such as coffee and smashed avocado previously held up as symptoms of millennial overspending can now be joined by an even more innocuous evil... sandwiches. ‘Millennials must stop buying sandwiches to

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This knife uses ultrasonic waves to cut through virtually anything with ease

The Ultrasonic Cutter from Mecs Tech uses ultrasonic sound waves to create microscope vibrations that reduce the need for a sawing motion while cutting thick materials. Read more...More about Gadgets, Science, Food, Technology, and Mashable Video

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Trump slurps shark fin soup as U.S. works to remove itself from the shark fin trade

Donald Trump‘s eventful 12-day trip around Asia has come to an end, but not without sparking some controversy. The Associated Press reported that while at a state dinner in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Nov. 11, Trump was slurping on shark fin soup a culinary delicacy that requires shark finning, or the brutally violent process of killing sharks, to make. SEE ALSO: 6-year-old Arabella is still Trump‘s greatest diplomat in China Though the dish

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Could the mince pie flat white be the British PSL? I bloody hope not

I had hoped this day would never comethe day when the sacrality and integrity of Britain‘s beloved mince pies would be compromised. But that fateful day has come. The mince pie flat white has descended upon our hot drinks menus; turning this bastion of tradition into little more than a gimmick. Could this abomination of a beverage become the British equivalent to the all-American pumpkin spice latte? SEE ALSO: America, your love for pumpkin

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Self-driving cars might get their own lane on Interstate 94

Self-driving vehicles may get their very own lanes along a stretch of the bustling Interstate 94 in Wisconsin. Wisconsin transportation officials are considering the futuristic option because the electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn whose Chinese factory produces up to half a million iPhones a day confirmed in October that it will build a 20 million square-foot flat-screen factory in Racine County, Wisconsin. This will inevitably bring a ton

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Poshmark raises 87 million in e-commerce‘s battle against Amazon

Amazon is trying to take over online shopping, but the original e-commerce platforms aren‘t going down without a fight. Poshmark, a clothing resale platform founded in 2011, just raised 87.5 million in a Series D round led by the Singapore investment company Temasek. The major influx of cash brings the company‘s total funding up to almost 160 million. Poshmark‘s funding comes just as Stitch Fix, one of the most successful shoppi

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Shocking no one, playground gymnastics end badly

Part of childhood is copying your friends and doing something completely ridiculous (and occasionally dangerous). No matter how many times your parents asked if you‘d jump off a cliff if your friends did too, you still inevitably did something stupid because all your friends did it. *shrug* SEE ALSO: The new Lego House is inviting one lucky family to stay overnight You might have try some wrestling moves you saw on TV or attempted a triple

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This travel pillow looks like it‘s attacking you but actually just wants to give you a hug

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Sleeping while traveling isn‘t the easiest thing to do. It‘s impossible to get comfortable, and good luck waking up without a massive pain in your neck. There are countless travel pillows that go around the back of your neck, but do they actually work? Heck no. A Kickstarter project took this communal issue and created a unique solut

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We wish this insanely creepy pre-historic shark was never found alive

It‘s one thing to have a nightmare about a demogorgonthat‘s at least not real. This creature on the other hand, is very much of this Earthand there‘s at least one out there that is very much alive. While working on a project, European Union researchers unexpectedly came across (and managed to catch) the elusive frilled shark. According to recent reports from BBC, the shark, whose species has existed unchanged since around 80 mil

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‘One Tree Hill‘ women accuses show runner of sexual harassment, pen powerful group letter

In an open letter published on Variety Monday night, the cast and crew of One Tree Hill have chosen to take a stand and collectively accuse show runner Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment, following OTH writer Audrey Wauchope‘s remarks from this past weekend. 18 women united against Schwahn in the letter - that‘s 12 actresses and six writers, including stars Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton. SEE ALSO: Louis C.K. dropped by FX, manager and

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Pikachu actually SPEAKS in the new Pokmon movie and it‘s weird as hell

The only words we‘ve heard out of Pikachu‘s adorable little face were "Pikachu" and some minor variations of it. Until 2017, that is. Now, apparently, Pikachu speaks full English sentences, and that‘s not OK. SEE ALSO: There‘s an official new version of the ‘Pokmon‘ theme song Pokmon the Movie: I Choose You! just premiered in the West earlier this month in a limited theatrical run, celebrating the 20th annivers

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10-year-old unlocks mom‘s iPhone X with his face, dabs in celebration

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Photoshopped Lupita Nyong‘o cover was a ‘monumental mistake‘ says photographer

The photographer behind the photoshopped Grazia UK cover of Lupita Nyong‘o has issued an apology saying it was "an incredibly monumental mistake". SEE ALSO: Lupita Nyong‘o calls out UK magazine for photoshopping her hair In a statement, An Le took responsibility for altering Nyong‘o‘s hair, claiming the change was not born out of any hate, but instead out of my own ignorance and insensitivity to the constant slighting of w

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