October 2020

Best gifts for people into self-care (so literally everyone)

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. By Miller Kern2020-10-26 21:03:23 UTC Self-care looks different for everybody, which means it can be a little difficult to know how to shop for a self-care gift.  As with any type of present, keep your recipient’s specific priorities in mind as you search. If

Comedian's hilarious Trump impression compares 'Sex and the City' with 'Gilmore Girls'

By Anna Iovine2020-10-26 20:12:12 UTC Donald Trump’s 60 Minutes interview drummed up major buzz last week when the president walked out of the interview early. Despite Trump subsequently posting “leaked” footage on his Facebook page, CBS wasn’t deterred from airing the combative conversation between Trump and journalist Lesley Stahl.  Comedian James Austin Johnson lampooned the footage, spending three minutes comparing characters on Sex in the City to those on Gilmore

SpaceX's Starlink will provide free satellite internet to families in Texas school district

Image: Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel / Tribune News Service via Getty Images Michael Kan for PCMag 2020-10-26 20:01:13 UTC Follow @https://twitter.com/PCMag PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology. To help close the digital divide, SpaceX will offer satellite internet to the

New web app lets you take Game Boy Camera-style pics and pretend it's 1998

Simpler times. Image: jack morse / webgbcam By Jack Morse2020-10-19 17:35:35 -0700 The internet just got a bit more wonderful.  On Saturday a coder, animator, and electronic musician by the name of maple “mavica” syrup published a free web app that lets anyone take Game Boy Camera-style photos with just their browser and a webcam. It’s super fun.  Over Twitter direct message, mavica, who prefers it/it pronouns and a lowercase

Carly Rae Jepsen's single anthems shine among her love-heavy discography

Image: Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images, bug by vicky leta / mashable By Anna Iovine2020-10-20 00:00:00 UTC In Party for One, Mashable explores single life in 2020, from Carly Rae Jepsen’s iconic single anthems, to the beauty of alone time, and the fascinating history behind the single positivity movement. Nestled in the latter half of Dedicated Side B, the companion album to Side A released last year, singer Carly Rae

'This is fine' Halloween decoration perfectly nails 2020

By Nicole Gallucci2020-10-19 22:00:30 UTC Nothing screams 2020 quite like the “This is fine” meme, which is why the image of that distressed little dog surrounded by flames makes the perfect Halloween decoration. The “This is fine” meme, from artist KC Green’s 2013 webcomic “On Fire,” has become a symbol for especially troubling times, such as the entire year 2016. But 2020 has been so incredibly bad that the meme

Does monogamy work? This new book explores the controversial question.

Image: mashable composite, image Courtesy of Thames & Hudson By Anna Iovine2020-10-19 21:48:52 UTC Unlike what you may have been told, monogamy isn’t inherent to human biology. Moreover, it’s not inherent to many animals in nature: Less than three percent of mammals in the animal kingdom are reported to be monogamous.  This is just one fascinating fact of many in Luke Brunning’s Does Monogamy Work?, publishing in the U.S. on Oct.

TikTok makes it clear: QAnon is prohibited on the platform

TikTok’s latest policy update prohibits accounts from posting QAnon content that spreads disinformation. Image: Caitlin O’Hara/Getty Images By Matt Binder2020-10-19 20:54:58 UTC QAnon is running out of major online platforms where it can spread its conspiracies. In a statement to NPR, the viral video app TikTok has confirmed that it bans accounts spreading QAnon disinformation.  QAnon is a far right conspiracy theory based on the unfounded belief that President Donald

Nobel Prize winner who slept through the big call gets the news in adorable 2 a.m. video

By Amanda Yeo2020-10-13 00:30:24 UTC Winning the Nobel Prize sounds like a fairytale so huge and momentous it couldn’t possibly be true. So much so, in fact, that one of this year’s laureates literally ignored the call telling him he’d won. It was down to Paul Milgrom’s co-recipient and neighbour Robert Wilson to bang on his door at 2:15 am on Monday, waking him up with the news they’d been