WhatsApp hires Grievance Officer to fight deadly fake news in India

WhatsApp is attacking its fake news problem on multiple fronts.Image: HAYOUNG JEON/EPA-EFE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCKBy Rachel Kraus2018-09-24 15:13:41 UTC In recent months, fake news on WhatsApp in India has inspired citizens to form deadly lynch mobs. Take that in: false articles, spread on WhatsApp, have driven Indian citizens to murder. To address this startling problem, WhatsApp has created…

Why experts are freaking out over the new way Google Chrome sign-in works

Google latest Chrome update forces  users to login to their Google account.Image: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty ImagesBy Matt Binder2018-09-24 15:35:53 UTC The internet has erupted over Google’s latest Chrome release — and not in a good way. With an updated user interface, enhanced password manager, and a slew of other updates, you would assume the…

‘Game of Thrones’ to open filming locations as tourist attractions

If you've been to Northern Ireland to see where Game of Thrones films – well, you're going again. HBO announced Monday that Thrones' Northern Irish filming locations will be reopened as fully outfitted tourist attractions as the show concludes in 2019. While diehard Thrones fans have visited the show's iconic locations in like Belfast and…

Creating the playground of ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’

New York is as embedded into Spider-Man's DNA as the radioactive spider that gave him his powers. It has become cliche to say that New York is a main character in any piece of media. But in Spider-Man, whether in the new game or his endless film franchises, New York is more than just a…

‘Bumblebee’ trailer leans in on the wider Transformers universe: Watch

Bumblebee appears to mark a shift in tone for the Transformers movies. It looks more light-hearted and kid-friendly. The titular Autobot star, a playful mute who speaks through radio soundbites, embodies the qualities of a loyal puppy more than it does an intergalactic hero. But this is still Transformers, and the latest Bumblebee trailer recognizes…

Stephen King may just have invented the perfect car

Stephen King needs to start his own car company.Image: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesBy Sam Haysom2018-09-24 11:21:29 UTC When it comes to writing about cars, Stephen King has form. Christine. Buick 8s. Those trucks that come alive and terrorise people trapped in a rest stop. The list goes on. Admittedly most of those…

These Twitter reactions prove ‘Bodyguard’ is one of the best British shows we’ve had...

At one point on Sunday night, a solid 11 million people were tuned in to watch the finale of the BBC's nail-chewingly tense crime thriller Bodyguard. A whole bunch of them were tweeting about it, too. Just a quick glance through the #Bodyguard hashtag was enough to see just how much of an impact Jed…

Video games should be used to teach sex ed

The internet has changed how kids learn about sex, but sex ed in the classroom still sucks. In Sex Ed 2.0, Mashable explores the state of sex ed and imagines a future where digital innovations are used to teach consent, sex positivity, respect, and responsibility. Have you ever had a weird question about sex? We…

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. compare their friendship to Disney duos

Super Disney friends Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.Image: Kevin Mazur/KCA2016/WireImageBy Shannon Connellan2018-09-24 07:11:42 UTC Captain America and Iron Man are one of the iconic Marvel duos, and their offscreen counterparts are comparing their friendship to other Disney pairs. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. have had an adorable little buddy back-and-forth on Twitter, comparing their…

Large chunk of beach gets eaten up by the ocean in ‘nearshore landslip’ event

A large chunk of an Australian beach has fallen into the ocean, in another incident of its kind in recent years. On Monday morning, approximately 200 to 300 metres (218 to 328 yards) of beach at south-east Queensland's Inskip Point eroded into the ocean, leaving a gap in the coast which reaches to the tree…

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