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This star-studded video celebrates clean energy initiatives changing lives around the globe

Paid Content | ShellDespite differences in geography and culture, citizens around the world are united in their quest for a brighter future.The vision for a more sustainable society involves innovating upon deeply ingrained rituals of daily life, from mealtime to the daily commute. From clean cookstoves in China, to hydrogen-fueled cars that emit nothing but water in the U.S. and U.K., to solar power in Brazil, Shell is supporting exciting new te

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Google is geeking out over the new ‘Star Wars‘ just as much as you are

Google launched Star Wars augmented reality stickers on its Pixel and Pixel 2 phones. You can fight AR stormtroopers or play with a whole bunch of porgs... the world is your galaxy. Read more...More about Google, Film, Movies, Technology, and Games

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How Snapchat is cooking up the next dancing hot dog

Snap is opening up to more creators. The self-proclaimed camera company released Lens Studio on Thursday as a way for developers to build augmented-reality experiences for Snapchat. The tool, available as a desktop app on Mac and Windows, is similar to Facebook‘s AR studio, released earlier this week. Google offers ARCore, and Apple has ARKit. Snapchat is betting designers will want to use its system to build for its community of 173 millio

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New U.S. embassy looks like something out of ‘Star Trek‘ and it has a moat

Crazily expensive, incredibly secure, and visually stunning. SEE ALSO: UK‘s Russian Embassy confirms that they reside on the Dark Side These are the first things that spring to mind when you see a medieval castle. #NewProfilePic #33NineElmsLane pic.twitter.com/zJEFPGQzZ9 U.S. Embassy London (@USAinUK) December 13, 2017 And those are also the main concepts behind the new U.S. embassy in London, a de facto urban fortress on the River Tham

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Save 100 on the GoPro Hero 5 Black 4K camera at Best Buy

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Watching a video filmed via GoPro is like going on a wild, first-person ride. Now you can take people on your adventures with the GoPro Hero 5 Black 4K Camera, which is on sale today for 100 off. SEE ALSO: This Photoshop course is 97% off, which is basically free This pocket-sized camera was selected as a Mashable Choice in 2016 and for good rea

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Great job everybody, we just killed free online porn

RIP your porn habit. Thursday‘s FCC vote to end net neutrality will kill many of the things you enjoy most about the internet in its current form, but chief among them is your ability to access copious amounts of free adult entertainment. Image: giphyAt the moment, porn makes up a massive portion of our online consumption. Last year Pornhub viewers alone used 3,110 petabytes of bandwidth. And people are paying almost nothing for it. But n

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The hit factor: The science behind pop music

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains the term ‘the stars align‘

StarTalk Radio Host Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains what it means when someone says ‘the stars align.‘ It turns out there‘s a major problem with the term that you may not have known. Check out more of StarTalk Radio‘s podcasts here. StarTalk on Mashable is a video series, produced by Mashable and StarTalk Radio. StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio program hosted by Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Follow StarTalk Radio o

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This is your brain on hip-hop: How rap music affects human emotion

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Mark Hamill: Not having Carrie Fisher around to see ‘The Last Jedi‘ is ‘unspeakably tragic‘

Carrie Fisher‘s death will always sting for Star Wars fans, but The Last Jedi is the first film in the franchise to release into a world without her. Even a year after her passing, costar Mark Hamill and director Rian Johnson struggled to find the words to describe her performance as it connects to the past, present, and future of Princess Leia. "Listen, it‘s one of those things where it‘s unspeakably tragic," Hamill told Mashab

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There‘s much more to classical music than meets the ear

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The dude about to kill Net Neutrality thinks a dumb video will get you on his side

On the day before he‘s set to vote down Net Neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to calm your fears about the dark future he‘s about to unleash. He did that with a really stupid video. On Wednesday, with the help of conservative outlet The Daily Caller, Pai released a video entitled "7 Things You Can Still Do on the Internet After Net Neutrality." While the title speaks for itself, it doesn‘t quite capture the sheer stu

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5 crossovers we want to see from the Disney-Fox union

Just when we thought Disney couldn‘t dominate the box office any more completely, they went and picked up 20th Century Fox. There‘s every reason to fret about this latest turn of events. Will the Mouse House discourage Fox‘s edgier projects? Might the decreased competition lead to ever-bigger, ever-blander movies? How much more power will Disney have to throw around the next time they pick a fight with the press? But it‘s

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This is who the iMac Pro is for

The vast majority of Apple customers will never use an iMac Pro. The monstrously potent machine, billed as the most powerful Mac ever built when Apple unveiled it in June, has stratospheric capabilities and a price tag to match, putting it well out of the realm of consideration for your average iPhone user. But I‘d wager all of those people will, at some point, feel the effects of the iMac Pro, which goes on sale Thursday. The machine is ta

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Disney buys 21st Century Fox for 52 billion as it prepares for war with Netflix and Amazon

It‘s an arms race, and every media company is involved. Disney announced its much-anticipated acquisition of a big piece of 21st Century Fox for 52.4 billion in stock. The move gives Disney four important assets as the Mickey Mouse operation moves to compete with rivals including Netflix and Amazon. Here‘s what Disney is buying: 21st Century Fox movie studio FX and National geographic cable channels and some regional sports channels

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Man‘s security camera prank on unsuspecting friend escalates spectacularly

Turns out if you combine a security camera, some remote control lights, an Amazon Echo and an unsuspecting friend it can make for a pretty fun Twitter thread. SEE ALSO: This British man‘s email exchange with a scammer escalated hilariously On Wednesday, writer Nick Kocher took to Twitter to share the epic tale of a sequence of pranks he played on his buddy Jon Bass, who was crashing at his apartment while he was out of town for the weekend.

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Why spending 1,000+ on a phone isn‘t as crazy as it sounds

On Oct. 27, I joined millions of people worldwide in pre-ordering the iPhone X in the middle of the night. I went back to sleep after spending exactly 1,250.97 for the fully-loaded version, and I woke up the next day feeling completely unfazed by my purchase. A thousand dollars is a lot of f*cking money to spend on a phone that will eventually get banged up and slow down after software updates. For most people, blowing that kind of money on a gad

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McDonald‘s makes the McVegan burger a permanent fixture on 2 countries‘ menus

McDonald‘s isn‘t exactly number one on the list of vegan-friendly eateries. But, for vegans in Sweden and Finland, McDonald‘s just got a hell of a lot friendlier. SEE ALSO: McDonald‘s is testing out a McVegan burger in Finland McDonald‘s is making its McVegan burger a permanent menu fixture in Sweden and Finland after a successful trial of the item in Tampere, Finland, a spokesperson confirmed to Mashable. Den 28

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An airplane drew a Christmas tree on a flight tracker because why not

How far would you go for a Christmas gif? SEE ALSO: Budweiser is one step closer to developing beer on Mars Airbus A380 the world‘s largest passenger plane carried out a very festive test flight over Germany on Wednesday, as can be viewed on flight tracker websites. An early Christmas gif from the @Airbus A380.See how Airbus drew their tree at https://t.co/YQPtQ179tG pic.twitter.com/ah1eBzFGGY Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 13,

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This trailer re-imagines ‘Star Wars‘ with a green-skinned Han Solo and a female lead

In a parallel universe, in a galaxy far, far away, Han Solo is green-skinned with gills, Stormtroopers brand lightsabers, and the main character is a heroic young girl named Luka Starkiller. Those are just a few of the anomalies that can be seen in the paintings of talented artist Ralph McQuarrie who in 1975 was commissioned by George Lucas to "capture the grand theme, scale, and complexity" of the universe that was only on his mind and scripts.

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Shipwrecked souls: Behind the scenes of Outlander‘s Season 3 finale

It‘s a crisp June morning on Silverstroom Beach, a secluded bay located on the western cape of South Africa. The normally pristine stretch of soft white sand is littered with the debris left behind after a catastrophic shipwreck barrels, rigging, and jagged chunks of wood. There are two bodies on the beach, a man and a woman, both damp and dishevelled. She lies motionless as he crawls towards her, his movements desperate despite his obvio

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Company‘s Christmas competition results in very awkward Instagram hashtag fail

When you‘re running an Instagram competition, it‘s important to get your hashtag game on point. You want something snappy, something catchy maybe something with a bit of alliteration. Something that will be memorable. SEE ALSO: British man complains about crooked bread, gets a perfect response This was clearly the thought process British baking company Warburtons had recently when they decided to launch a Christmas crumpet competitio

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YouTuber addresses cultural stereotypes about interracial relationships

Making videos on the internet comes hand in hand with receiving mean and abusive comments. And, sometimes these comments can be extremely personal. But, YouTuber Natalie Tran was not prepared for the reactions and comments she receives about being an Asian woman in an interracial relationship. So, she decided to address the stereotypes surrounding her relationshipmany of which are rooted in historic and cultural representations of Asian peopl

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You can only buy this Miami condo with Bitcoin

If you‘re looking for a penthouse condo in Miami, and are sitting on a large heap of Bitcoin, we just might have a deal for you. A condo in Miami is selling on real estate site Redfin, seemingly for a price of 33. But according to CNBC it‘s actually 33 bitcoins, which is roughly 563,000 at current prices. SEE ALSO: Bitcoin‘s competitors are also at all-time highs and rising fast The description of the property says it‘s a

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