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Huawei launches its new MediaPad M5 tablets

Tablets may not be the most exciting product category these days, but they also aren’t quite as dead as some pundits would like you to believe — and for Huawei, they are actually a growing business. Indeed, the company argues that it’s now the third largest tablet maker in the world. It’s no surprise then [...]

Woman Finds Childhood Friend On Streets Addicted To Drugs, Transforms Him So Much We Cant Believe Its Same Man

Patrick had endured major problems with addiction for years, beginning with an expulsion from school for smoking cigarettes and marijuana. This began a downward spiral, with his mother at her wits end trying to help him, eventually taking him to a mental hospital in an attempt to curb his habit. He became well known at [...]

This Olympic Skier Isnt Very Good, But Shes Living Her Best Life

Swaney, an American competing for Hungary in the women’s halfpipe event in Pyeongchang, South Korea, caught viewers’ attention on Monday not for her skills but for her, well, complete lack thereof.  Even NBC’s commentators struggled to describe what Swaney was doing on the slopes as she made run after run with no attempts to catch [...]

Camera rental startup KitSplit raises $2.1M

KitSplit, which operates an online rental marketplace for creative equipment, is announcing that it’s raised $2.1 million in seed funding. The equipment available can include cameras, lights and lenses, but also VR gear and drones. Renters get access to this equipment for a lower price (CEO Lisbeth Kaufman estimated KitSplit usually costs 30 to 50 [...]

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ leapfrog every Android phone once again

It’s easy to look at the new Galaxy S9 and S9+ and say Samsung didn’t even try this year, but that couldn’t be more wrong. Yes, the glass-and-metal Android sandwiches are virtually identical to last year's Galaxy S8 and S8+, right down to the same screen sizes and rounded corners. But take a closer look [...]

OMG, Nokia just brought back the Matrix phone

Wake up, Neo.Image: Stan Schroeder/MashableEvery product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. When you have a history as long as Nokia, there's a lot of cool stuff too revive — and HMD Global, the current owner of the [...]

NRA calls companies’ Florida shooting boycott ‘political and civic cowardice’

More than a dozen prominent businesses have ended discount and loyalty schemes for NRA membersThe National Rifle Association has criticized more than a dozen companies for choosing to sever partnerships following the shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead. The lobby group called such moves a shameful display of political and [...]

Lyft partners with Black Girls Code to help develop a more diverse tech industry

Lyft has teamed up with Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization dedicated to getting more black girls involved in computer programming and technology, to make the non-profit organization one of its Round Up & Donate partners. Since launching the Round Up & Donate program eight months ago, Lyft riders have donated over $4 million to causes. [...]

Huawei’s MateBook X Pro looks and feels like an upgraded MacBook Pro

That's not a broken key, that's the webcam.Image: Stan Schroeder/MashableEvery product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. It was a very Apple-like moment for Huawei: At the company's press briefing in Barcelona, a rep held out the MateBook [...]

16 Times People Found Some Strange Leaves In Their Food, And Complained About It Online

Sending its pictures to the restaurant chain via Twitter, some were wondering if the green was lettuce or a simple leaf the chefs found outside, others thought they were simply poking fun at their vegan clients. One girl even swore she wouldn’t eat Chipotle again. Scroll down to check out what shocked these hungry folks! [...]

‘Disgusting’ ex-priest jailed for abuse

Sentencing Whittaker, Judge Paul Tain described the priest's behaviour as "disgraceful, disgusting and despicable",He said: "It was an obvious and clear case of grooming, where he carefully manipulated a vulnerable child."Whittaker had "attempted to bamboozle, cheat and mislead the jury", the judge said. He said the abuser had "plied the victim with alcohol" and "emotionally [...]

Liquid democracy uses blockchain to fix politics, and now you can vote for it

Abraham Lincoln famously said that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth,” but looking around these days, you would be forgiven if you thought representative democracy had already been buried alongside Washington, Jefferson, and Roosevelt. Confidence in Congress remains pitifully low, driven by perceived low ethical [...]

Jeremy Fiance, the 26-year-old founder of House Fund, ups his VC ambitions

A little less than two years ago, we reported on Jeremy Fiance, a then 24-year-old recent UC Berkeley graduate who’d just taken the wraps off his new firm, The House Fund. It had secured $6 million in capital commitments from an array of individual investors, many of them venture capitalists, to fund startups coming out of [...]

Plastic bans worldwide will dent oil demand growth, says BP

But oil giant expects demand for crude to grow and not peak until late 2030sBans around the world on single use plastic items such as carrier bags will dent growth in oil demand over the next two decades, according to BP. However, the UK-headquartered oil and gas firm said it still expects the global hunger [...]