• Artist uses a simple trick to turn famous landmarks into quirky works of art
  • If you were for some reason dying to play a video game about fake news, it’s here now
  • Uber already restarted self-driving car operations in San Francisco following crash
  • Tesla rival is really not good at being a Tesla rival
  • Now you can chat directly with your local rep on Facebook. But not Trump.

Artist uses a simple trick to turn famous landmarks into quirky works of art

What if the Colosseum was invaded by a giant octopus squirming its legs in and out of the columns? Or how would the statue of David look in a pair of boxers? London-based paper artist and photographer Rich McCor, who goes by “Paperboyo,” looks at landmarks and statues like these, and uses paper to reimagine them in fun and silly ways. Have you ever heard of the word naumachia? Until…

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If you were for some reason dying to play a video game about fake news, it’s here now

Fake news was one of the downfalls of this past presidential election. Now there's a game for it.Image: fakeittomakeit.com It’s something that’s come to be reviled, the very thing that may have cost America a presidential election fake news. And the horrible phenomenon that’s been called out by everyone from former President Barack Obama to Apple CEO Tim Cook now has a video game all about it. Yes, you can…

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Uber already restarted self-driving car operations in San Francisco following crash

Uber's self-driving Volvos are already back on the streets of San Francisco, according to a report.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock Uber’s self-driving car program has had a rough time of it lately, but the company isn’t going to let anything keep it off the road for long. An autonomous Uber vehicle was involved in a high-profile accident in Tempe, Arizona, over the weekend, prompting the company to pull its fleet of self-driving…

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Tesla rival is really not good at being a Tesla rival

People gather around the Faraday Future's FF91 electric car at CES International, in Las Vegas.Image: Jae C. Hong/AP/REX/Shutterstock Faraday Future’s had a hard time getting its Tesla rival on the road. This isn’t going to help. The electric vehicle company halted talks with the government of Vallejo, California, on Friday to build a second factory there, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. SEE ALSO: Does This New Electric Bike Get…

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Now you can chat directly with your local rep on Facebook. But not Trump.

Mark Zuckerberg has gotten better at recognizing the political impact of Facebook. But the platform's new "Townhall Feature" has a bit of a slow start.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock Thanks to a pretty cool new feature on Facebook, you can now send direct messages to your elected representatives. Just go to your “Settings” tab and enter your address to see a list of your reps and policymakers at the highest levelsincluding the…

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Glitter butts are the latest beauty trend that you’ve secretly always wanted

Glitter is all the rage. We’ve seen beards, roots, eyebrows and even armpits transformed into sparkly creations thanks to a series of glitter trends. SEE ALSO: ‘Glitter pits’ don’t just embrace your body, they celebrate it But, the latest glitter trend involves rubbing glitter all over your derrire. Right… A post shared by Mia Kennington (@thrillsoftomorrow) on Mar 14, 2017 at 3:05am PDT The “glitter booty” is the brainchild of…

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How to fight back against the excessive Photoshop that’s bad for body image

Fake photos are everywhere.Image: Christopher Mineses/Mashable When Sarah Krasley Kickstarted her customizable bathing suit line, she faced an ethical dilemma: should she Photoshop her models if her company mission was to make women feel more comfortable in swimwear? She went searching for some guidance online, but came up short. That’s when the idea for the Retouchers Accord was born. What if she could get retouchers, photographers, designers, brands, celebrities and…

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‘The Hate U Give’ tackles race, police brutality and the nuances of being young and black in America

Image: LILI SAMS/MASHABLE To read The Hate U Give as a young black person is to stand in front of a mirror. The No. 1 New York Times best-selling young adult novel thats been swept up under the category of Black Lives Matter books is a true reflection of the life of a young person of color in Americaand thank goodness, because there really hasnt been a mirror like this…

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The UK wants there to be ‘no place for terrorists to hide,’ including on WhatsApp

The UK government has its eye on WhatsApp.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock The UK government wants there to be “no place for terrorists to hide,” and that includes on encrypted messaging services. The company first on its agenda? WhatsApp. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, Home Secretary Amber Rudd called for companies that provide secure communication apps to work with law enforcement. SEE ALSO: How the UK government can hack…

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Mario comes to Android, Uber for teens and a Google search redesign: this week in apps

Image: Nintendo This week was full of tech news. Apple launched a (RED) iPhone, we heard Instagram is adding bookings to the app and Elon Musk just teased Tesla’s next car. It’s a lot, so you may have missed some of the best new apps out there. We’ve kept up for you. Each week, we round up the latest app news, along with a few of our favorite new and…

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It’s not your imagination, Krispy Kreme was everywhere in ‘Power Rangers’

Image: krispy kreme There’s a sixth ranger in the new Power Rangers film you may have never expected to see. No, we’re not talking about the Green Ranger or the White Ranger. This one actually has a mix of Green, White and even some Red. SEE ALSO: The Internet is so not feeling the new ‘Power Rangers’ suits Meet Krispy Kreme, the unexpected hero of the action movie. Power Rangers…

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Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent – BBC News

Click to see content: schoolholidaysrise_birmingham Across England, term-time holidays accounted for an average of 27% of all missed “sessions” of school. There are two sessions of school each day, morning and afternoon. Pupils in Yorkshire and The Humber and the North East of England lost the most time to holiday. The figures showed the number of absences was equivalent to 1.5 school sessions for every pupil. In Outer London the…

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So, Jon Gosselin Is A Stripper Now

Close your eyes! If you’re going to be in Atlantic City on April 1, you might want to watch out for a shirtless Jon Gosselin running around as the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star is set to make his stripping debut! Yep, you heard that right — the 39-year-old will be making his “big debut” (his words, not ours) on his birthday in a show called called Untamed…

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Chance the Rapper’s Instagram is making us want to go back to third grade

Image: Getty Images The verdict is in: Yes, math can, in fact, be fun. ‘Know this might seem controversial, but hear it out: Chance the Rapper sat in on a third-grade math class during a surprise Career Day appearance at a Chicago elementary school this week, and it looked extremely enjoyable. SEE ALSO: Chance the Rapper drops #ThankUObama merch line for a nation grieving See for yourself. Addition, multiplication, and…

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Mass death of zoo snakes fails to deliver Harambe or Cecil the Lion style tributes

Image: Ahmad Yusni/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Nobody gives you the Harambe treatment when you have scales instead of fur. That’s what we’re learning after Zoo Knoxville officials in Tennessee revealed that 33 snakes and a lizard were mysteriously found dead on Wednesday morning. No crime scene clues of note and no message from the killer, just a bunch of dead snakes. SEE ALSO: Extremely excited dog adorably fails his Crufts agility competition And…

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Uber’s self-driving car program in Arizona just crashed, like actually crashed, on the road

Uber’s very bad, not-at-all-great 2017 just got a whole hell of a lot worse. But this time, somehow, the problem isn’t human interactions in the workplace, but self-driving cars on the road. On Friday, photos posted to Twitter revealed an Uber self-driving car flipped over on its side after being involved in a car crash in Tempe, Arizona. SEE ALSO: The most cringe-worthy quotes from CEO Travis Kalanick on Uber’s…

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Hoverboard fires are still a problem, so here’s another product recall to remind you

Image: cpsc/Vecaro Lifestyle, image modified by Mashable  Here we go again. Following the tragic deaths of two children in Pennsylvania caused by a hoverboard fire earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced the recall of yet another hoverboard brand. SEE ALSO: The rise and fall of the hoverboard The brand is Los Angeles-based Vecaro LifeStyle and the reason for the recall is the same as…

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Mud, sweat and cheers: The rise of obstacle course racing – BBC News

Image copyright Christine carr Image caption People wade through open water and crawl through mud during events When you ask them why do they do it, they come up with a similar set of answers. Obstacle courses are above all “fun” and a “challenge”, often tackled with friends. There is always said to be a great atmosphere and the camaraderie drives people on, but the key point is the “anti-competitiveness”…

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Elon Musk says Tesla Model Y is coming in a few years

Tesla Model 3Image: Tesla For Tesla fans, the company’s next highly anticipated electric car the Model 3, slated for release later this year can’t come soon enough. But CEO Elon Musk is already thinking about the next model. Musk being, well, Musk, teased a “Model Y” on Twitter. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk and electric vehicles will win the energy battle against Trump’s favorite fuels “Model Y is coming too in…

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Trump’s treasury secretary thinks job-killing robots are ’50-100 years’ away. Most experts disagree

Image: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Steve Mnuchin, for one, welcomes our new robot overlords. The treasury secretary said during an interview with Axios on Friday that he was “optimistic” rather than anxious about the effects advances in automation might have on the workforce. “I’m not worried,” Mnuchin told the site. “Quite frankly, I’m optimistic that’s what increases productivity.” SEE ALSO: Robots taking our jobs? Tax them, says Bill Gates (“I’m not…

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Uber stalls on India leasing scheme after drivers complained about the drop in income

Image: TYAGI/EPA/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Uber may be looking at sweetening its relationship with drivers in India, its second largest market, weeks after the company made it clear the days of lucrative incentives are behind it. The ride-hailing company is rethinking its car leasing strategy through which it tried to lock in drivers and also make additional revenue. SEE ALSO: Uber rival Lyft acquires Indian startup to build large-scale infrastructure Last year, Uber…

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What is Ethereum, and could it actually replace Bitcoin?

Image: vicky leta/mashable 2017 has been a big year for Bitcoin: its highest price ever, a major disappointment from the SEC for No. 1 Bitcoin fans the Winkelvoss twins, and, for a moment, a value higher than gold. But another cryptocurrency has been quietly growing in volume while everyone was focused on Bitcoin. Ethereum, which is kind of like Bitcoin but slightly nerdier and more complicated, edged up against Bitcoin…

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Red Nose Day 2017 raises 71m for Comic Relief – BBC News

Media captionA short sequel to 2003’s Love Actually was among the highlights The reunited cast of Love Actually, Mrs Brown and Ed Sheeran have helped Comic Relief raise more than 71m so far. A stellar cast of comedians, musicians and other celebrities took part in the charity’s 16th Red Nose Day on Friday. Highlights included a 10-minute sequel to the 2003 film Love Actually. Take That hit the road with…

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Beauty vlogger wants you to apply your makeup with a hardboiled egg

Lately we’ve seen just about every household object turned into a makeshift beauty blender, from condoms to kitchen sponges. But, one beauty blogger has taken things to a whole new level by bringing food into the equation by using a hard boiled egg. SEE ALSO: Beauty vlogger wants you to apply your makeup with a condom Esther Gbudje from London posted a video tutorial in which she applied her foundation…

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More police to patrol London, which is still the ‘safest global city,’ mayor says

(CNN)In a dramatic show of force one day after a deadly terror attack, police will fan out Thursday and into the weekend across London, the mayor said while insisting the English capital remains “the safest global city in the world.” “We’re doing all we can to keep Londoners safe,” Mayor Sadiq Khan told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “We’re doing all that we can to keep visitors safe. We’re doing all that…

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