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The new Star Wars soundtrack is as bumpin‘ as ever

Welcome to the latest in Mashable‘s "Club Bangers" series, in which we (I) break down extremely lit albums (film and television scores) to bring you the greatest hits of the big and small screens. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is one of the best-reviewed Star Wars movies to date, currently captivating fans around the world with its release. On the same day, we got John Williams‘ full cinematic score, and if the movie is anywhere near the a

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Watch Mark Hamill ‘use the Force‘, Original Trilogy style

A long time ago, in a galaxy without CGI, George Lucas and company made the original Star Wars trilogy. And as Mark Hamill described on The Graham Norton Show this week, the films‘ special effects showed some real ingenuity. He used a scene from The Empire Strikes Back in which Luke Skywalker used the Force to retrieve his lightsaber as an example: "For instance, when I was hanging upside down in the Wampa cave, they had fishing wire at

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A totally doable, not so intimidating self-care survival guide to 2018

Every editorial product is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our journalism. After an October week from hell when allegations against Harvey Weinstein first began to unravel, Donald Trump threatened to take aid away from Puerto Rico, women boycotted Twitter, and historic wildfires destroyed California I splurged on a large Blue Raspberry Icee an

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Holiday party ideas to encourage your friends to choose yours

Tis the season of holiday parties, with the main question on everyone‘s minds being, whose party should I choose tonight?? God I‘m so POPULAR! SEE ALSO: Practical gift ideas for telling your son it‘s time to move out If you‘re one of the brave souls hosting one of these holiday parties this year, you‘ll need to be a step above the competition. We‘ve compiled a list of ideas that will convince your friends to ch

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Transform your tub into an emergency water storage

The waterBOB fits in your tub and can hold up to 100 gallons of water to be used in emergencies where water is contaminated. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Water, Hurricane, Natural Disaster, and Real Time

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Hoo-boy! This damning Uber letter is a wild ride

The disasters that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick left in his wake at his popular ride-hailing app company was one of this year‘s biggest tech industry stories. Now, as we wrap up the year, Uber (through a court case) has gifted us a letter detailing many of the company‘s alleged wrongdoings and spy tactics. The so-called Jacobs letter was written by an attorney representing Richard Jacobs, a former Uber security analyst. It alleges

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7 words the CDC is reportedly banned from using include ‘transgender‘ and ‘science-based‘

Here are the words Donald Trump‘s White House has forbidden the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from including in documents being prepared for next year‘s budget, according to an unnamed CDC analyst who talked to the Washington Post: vulnerable entitlement diversity transgender fetus evidence-based science-based The analyst learned of the directive at a "meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials," the Post reported. SEE

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Mario Batali‘s sexual misconduct apology came with a cinnamon roll recipe

Here‘s how not to apologize for years of sexual misconduct. People who subscribe to Mario Batali‘s email newsletter said they received a questionable apology that started off normal enough. SEE ALSO: Mario Batali stepping down from his business after sexual misconduct accusations "As many of you know, this week there has been some news coverage about some of my past behavior," read the email, according to several people, including Buz

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The White House website redesign makes it surprise! even less transparent

The White House revamped its website Friday, and its new look proves it‘s possible for the Trump administration to make things even more opaque. The White House website is where the public comes to watch live videos of the president and press briefings, as well as access media statements and position papers. But the new design makes all that difficult to do. The previous iteration of the site wasn‘t anything amazing, but it was at lea

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Google Chrome now lets you mute those annoying autoplay videos

Google Chrome just made surfing the web way less annoying. Chrome developers announced Thursday that the newest Chrome update, Chrome 64 Beta, will allow you to mute annoying autoplay videos. This is one of several features intended to help users circumvent obnoxious advertisements in the new update, reports Gizmodo. To use the feature (once you‘ve downloaded the new update), click the green lock icon next to the url on the page you‘r

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Over 100,000 people sign petition calling on FCC chairman Ajit Pai to resign

We knew it was likely, but that hasn‘t made it any more popular. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to kill net neutrality Thursday, ushering in an era of new power for internet providers. Now people are calling for the head of the FCC‘s head. SEE ALSO: Dude who ruined the internet with Harlem Shake‘ goes after the FCC for making it worse An online petition demanding the resignation of Ajit Pai, the organization&l

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This man rescued a turtle after it got stuck on a fishing hook

A man was fishing in Florida when he felt something tug at his line. It turned out to be a giant sea turtle. That‘s when another guy jumped in the ocean to take action. Watching him save the sea turtle is a beautiful thing. Read more...More about Animals, Mashable Video, Animal, Florida, and Social Good

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Why the ‘Last Jedi‘ Rotten Tomatoes audience score is way below its critics score

If you ask the critics, The Last Jedi is an unequivocal win for the Star Wars franchise. It‘s stunning, it‘s heartbreaking, it‘s cute af and clever to boot. If you ask the fans who aren‘t critics? Well ... that‘s where things get complicated. SEE ALSO: Critics swoon over ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ As of writing, The Last Jedi has a 93% fresh rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes - not quite as high as we

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Here‘s how women in Hollywood want to protest harassment this awards season

Actresses are planning to wear black this awards season to protest sexual misconduct in Hollywood. Read more...More about Celebrities, Fashion, Mashable Video, Red Carpet, and Awards Ceremony

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Hillary Clinton has a new role: Cheerleader for teen girls

After months of explaining what happened during the 2016 election to stunned supporters on her book tour, Hillary Clinton finally got to talk about the future, one in which women are no longer the minority when it comes to holding office or STEM careers. Before a crowd of more than 10,000 at the Los Angeles Convention Center Friday morning, most of whom were girls and young women from local schools there to celebrate STEM-related accomplishments,

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Facebook made a game with Porgs and that‘s really all you need to know

If there‘s one thing we should all be able to agree on about The Last Jedi it‘s most definitely the Porgs. Now, Facebook is helping you relive all the best Porg moments from The Last Jedi and then some, thanks to the social network‘s new Porg Invasion game. SEE ALSO: Everything You Need to Know About Porgs Playable on Facebook‘s app and website, as well as Messenger, the adorable and spoiler-free game puts you on board t

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AI-powered tool helps domestic violence survivors file restraining orders

When a domestic violence survivor files the legal paperwork for a restraining order against an abuser, the process is often complicated, emotional, and time-intensive. While there‘s no shortcut to make that experience less painful or nerve-wracking, Dorna Moini, a lawyer who‘s represented numerous survivors pro-bono, wants to make it more efficient. That‘s why she launched HelpSelf Legal, a fee-based site that uses artificial in

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Whatever you do, don‘t watch ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ in 3D

"Let the past die. Kill it!" Kylo Ren‘s calm, yet threatening monologue from Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi (this isn‘t a spoiler it‘s in the trailer) couldn‘t be more apt for the 3D version of the movie. It sucks. It‘s the worst way to watch Rian Johnson‘s flick. 3D movies as a format in movie theaters need to die. Movie studios should kill them. But they won‘t unless we, moviegoers, grab Ren&

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This mysterious patent may mean Microsoft is making a sick smartphone

The last time Microsoft tried releasing a phone, it didn‘t go so well. Even so, rumors have been circulating for months about the possibility of a new phone from the company, the Surface Phone, which could actually be awesome. Thursday, the World Intellectual Property Organization granted Microsoft a mysterious patent. The patent, filed in June, contains sketches and descriptions of what such a phone might look like. SEE ALSO: You can now d

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Learn how to build advanced voice and chatbot interfaces plus more with these online courses

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. There‘s a lot we don‘t know about the future, but it‘s a pretty good bet that many of our systems and infrastructure will be automated. From thermostats to speakers to robot butlers, the Utopian version of Terminator 2 is almost becoming a reality. And the best part is, you don‘t have to be a fancy scientist to take advan

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Toast, the internet‘s most fashionable dog, has died

Sad news in the world of Instagram-famous pups: Toast Meets World, the internet‘s most fashionable dog, has died. News of Toast‘s passing comes from a statement posted Friday to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel‘s social accounts. SEE ALSO: Toast the dog is your new favorite runway model "Heaven has a new star tonight," the statement reads. "We‘re heartbroken to share the news that Toast has passed. This puppymill rescue h

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You‘ll never get lost in an airport again with Apple Maps‘ indoor mapping

Every editorial product is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our journalism. Raise your hand if you remember what a joke Apple Maps was when it launched? It was a complete disaster. These days, Apple Maps isn‘t as embarrassing and actually pretty feature-packed. And in some ways it‘s ahead of Google Maps (yeah, I can‘t believe it

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You‘ll never get lost in an airport ever again with Apple Maps‘ indoor mapping

Every editorial product is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our journalism. Raise your hand if you remember what a joke Apple Maps was when it launched? It was a complete disaster. These days, Apple Maps isn‘t as embarrassing and actually pretty feature-packed. And in some ways it‘s ahead of Google Maps (yeah, I can‘t believe it

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How cheap Fire TV devices power Amazon‘s streaming war

Every editorial product is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our journalism. If you did some online shopping this holiday season, chances are you bought something from Amazon. And if you did, you certainly saw a splash ad for the company‘s own devices, including one for the Fire TV Stick, which was slashed from the regular 39.99 to just 24.

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