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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

Best Buy's Prime Day deals are basically already here

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. Let’s get a head start on Prime Day, shall we? Image: mashable photo composite By Dylan HaasMashable Shopping2020-10-12 21:31:26 UTC Here are the best early Prime Day deals taking place at Best Buy: Tomorrow (Oct. 13) is the big day, folks: Prime Day. Well,

Amazon devices on sale for Prime Day: Save on Echo, Fire TV, tablets

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. Grab a new Alexa-enabled device. Image: mashable photo composite By Miller KernMashable Shopping2020-10-12 21:09:04 UTC Our top picks for best Prime Day deals on Amazon devices: BEST ECHO DEAL: Echo Studio with two Philips Hue bulbs — save $79.99 BEST FIRE TV DEAL: Toshiba

8 worthy new novels to read this fall

Image: vicky leta / mashable 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 Erin Strecker2020-10-12 20:52:21 UTC Need a break from doomscrolling on Twitter? Don’t we all.   This book list is here to offer eight recent releases that cut through the noise — stories that you can spend a few

Instant Pots are under $50 in Walmart's Prime Day sale

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. Whether you’re a floral fan or not, there’s a cheap Instant Pot for you. Image: Instant pot/mashable photo composite By Jae ThomasMashable Shopping2020-10-12 20:49:30 UTC SAVE UP TO $50: The Pioneer Woman Instant Pot LUX60 and the Instant Pot Gem 6 Qt 8-in-1 multicooker