James McBride Joins Mashable's Social Book Club

Our next selection for Mashable's social book club MashableReads is The Good Lord Bird by James McBride.In McBride’s National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird, we follow Henry, a slave boy who is picked up by passionate abolitionist John Brown,

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James McBride Joins Mashable's Social Book Club

Our next selection for Mashable's social book club MashableReads is The Good Lord Bird by James McBride.In McBride’s National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird, we follow Henry, a slave boy who is picked up by passionate abolitionist John Brown,

10 Twitter Stories With Plot Twists You Won't See Coming

"[Luke], I am your father." That infamous Star Wars line is a prime example of how a well-crafted plot twist can breathe new life into any story.We've been thinking about plot twists this month in Mashable's social book club MashableReads, as we read James McBride's The Good Lord Bird.

Surprise Us With a Twitter Plot Twist

A plot twist can make or break a piece of literature. If done right, it offers readers a thrilling re-entry into the story. If done wrong, a twist can be clumsy and confusing.We've been thinking about plot twists this month,

Watch Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon recreate an iconic moment from 'Friends'

As we've been told time and time again, a Friends reunion is absolutely never happening. But that doesn't mean we can't revel in Central Perk alumni Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon (aka sisters Rachel and Jill Green) recreating an iconic moment from the show. 

Watch this very good boy get his own towel to dry off with at bath time

An adorable video showing a two-year-old service dog named Connor getting his own towel to dry off with after bath time has surfaced online — and we could not be more proud. "Hey Connor, can you go get me your towel and I'll dry you off?" Connor's owner, who uses a wheelchair, asks gently.

Critics gush over first look at the Disney+ Star Wars show, 'The Mandalorian'

Looks like Star Wars' first-ever live-action television series is going to be a slam dunk. Critics caught a glimpse of Disney+'s The Mandalorian — due in November — at a Disney-hosted press event on Saturday, and they shared their initial reactions with fans via social media. 

Uzo Aduba's 'Ms. Virginia' is an exercise in separating performance from politics

When taken at face value, Miss Virginia, which is based on the real activism of Virginia Walden Ford, is a great and inspiring movie. In it, Uzo Aduba (Orange Is The New Black) portrays Virginia, who is a single mother to fifteen year old James (Niles Fitch).

Kanye West talks God and faith in 'Jesus is King' concert doc trailer

"We're here to spread the gospel. I'm not here for your entertainment."In the first trailer for Jesus is King, a concert documentary accompanying the release of Kanye West's album of the same name, the rapper reflects on spirituality and his relationship to God. Directed by Nick Knight,

What is National Period Day?

We rarely talk in public about periods, but this is changing with Saturday's first-ever National Period Day. On this day, people in all 50 states are rallying to highlight an invisible problem — period poverty.

Phone cases made of artificial human skin are 100% pure nope

Do you want to feel closer to your smartphone? Then take a gander at this scalding hot bucket of nope: mobile device covers designed to look, feel, and react like human flesh.As first reported by Gizmodo,

AT&T to Bring Its 4G LTE Wi-Fi to Flights in 2015

For those familiar with the frustrations of spotty in-flight Wi-Fi, AT&T will be bringing its high-speed 4G LTE connectivity to commercial planes starting in late 2015.As a part of an effort to make wireless connectivity more reliable while flying,

Turkey Convicts Journalist for Insulting Prime Minister in a Tweet

A Turkish journalist is going to prison for insulting Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Twitter.The criminal court in Ankara sentenced Önder Aytaç, a well-known writer and columnist for the opposition newspaper Taraf,

Comixology Kills In-App Purchasing on iOS, Enraging Users

It's been less than a month since Amazon acquired Comixology, but the company has already made a contreversial change to its iOS app that has angered many of its users.The digital comics company completely removed in-app purchasing from its iOS app in an update over the weekend,

[视频]vivo Xplay 3S详细评测

感谢猫眼分享的投递vivo这个品牌在去年之前我一直都没有怎么关注,一是因为我对手机音质没有什么特别高的要求,二是对vivo Xpaly之前的Y1、X1等等抄袭iOS6 的行为让我特别嗤之以鼻,总觉得vivo这个品牌除了名字洋气点外其质上也就一山寨。

10种3D打印物品最酷了:吃的穿的用的

使用一台设备对某个物体进行完整的3D打印,其实这一概念早在30年前就已经有人提出。随着3D技术的发展和普及,消费者甚至可以在亚马逊购买3D打印机打印自己喜欢的物品,并且为3D打印技术的未来也充满了无尽的可能。

Cloudike面向LG等运营商提供白标签云存储服务

类似Dropbox、iCloud和谷歌Drive的服务在美国已经非常普及,因此我们很容易忽视,在全球许多市场,个人云存储服务仍然很新鲜。

Nokia Sync将于12月5日终结 请尽快导出数据或迁移至微软账户

Nokia Sync(诺基亚同步工具)的时代即将于今年12月5日终结,诺基亚Series 40、N9、以及诸多Symbian手机也都将与其挥手告别。

如何批量下载bing前20多天的背景图片? - Youge

工具准备wget(点击下载)批处理命令(点击下载)网友提供的接口:http://area.sinaapp.com/bingImg?daysAgo=1(1代表天数)实现步骤1、打开记事本,并将下面代码复制粘贴进去,

2015生鲜电商五大看点:新竞争者加入,会有倒下的吗?

因为万千亿规模的市场潜力和不到1%的电商渗透率,生鲜电商一度被誉为电商的最后一片蓝海,围绕这个市场的争夺也日趋激烈。

微软手环首次更新:增加虚拟键盘与新健身功能

今天早些时候,微软正式公布了Microsoft Band微软手环的首个更新,带来个一个可触控操作的虚拟键盘和一 […]

GoPro survives a 10,000-foot free fall and finds its rightful owner

Lost GoPro cameras are the glass slippers of our timeWhile on the hunt for fungi in a field in Gringelstad, Sweden, in September, Leif Orstadius discovered a GoPro cameraSee also:

【今日乐见】复原迈克·华莱士采访江泽民的过程,这一切是如何促成的?

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遥远星系核心超大质量黑洞:质量为太阳3.5亿倍

北京时间10月13日消息,在近日新发现的一个遥远星系核心,科学家们注意到那里存在着一个巨大的黑洞,其质量比理论计算结果高出将近30倍。这个星系编号SAGE0536AGN,估计其年龄约90亿年,质量约为太阳的250亿倍。

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