How a team of innovators overcame the odds to create water from thin air

Today, 790 million people — 11 percent of the world’s population — live without access to clean water. Two years ago, XPrize, an international nonprofit organization, announced a global competition enticing innovators to find a sustainable and affordable way to bring potable water to those who aren’t privileged enough to …

China is capable of destabilizing or destroying Bitcoin, new research suggests

In 2008, Bitcoin was envisioned by its pseudonymous founder Satoshi Nakamoto as a trustless, decentralized peer-to-peer electronic cash system.  Ten years and numerous crazy price jumps later, Bitcoin appears to have withstood the test of time. But is it really decentralized and thus resilient to attacks? A new paper, signed …

Here’s what we know about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: Everything

Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones might be the most leaked devices in history (except for that time someone from Apple left an unreleased iPhone in a bar). It’s a given Google will make its new flagship phones official at an event on Oct. 9. Mashable’s Raymond …

Powerful 'Glass' trailer brings together 'Unbreakable' and 'Split'

The bad guys are teaming up for M. Night Shyamalan’s Split/Unbreakable crossover sequel Glass, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and James McAvoy. SEE ALSO: The best trailers from Comic-Con 2018 The Horde is at a supposedly secure psychological facility along with David Dunn (Willis) and Elijah Cooke/Mr. Glass (Jackson), …

Lana Del Rey showed up to make everyone cry at the Apple event

You know when you’re watching a 70-minute Apple ad and you’re like, I really wish I could burst into tears right now? Lana Del Rey made dreams come true on Tuesday. The singer closed out Apple’s special event in Brooklyn, performing two songs from her upcoming album Norman Fucking Rockwell. …

1&1 web hosting review: You’ll save a bundle, but first-timers beware

1&1 $7.99 a month (starting) View Product The Good Very affordable! • 1&1 App Center makes it easy to install a content management system The Bad Uptime is spotty • No website builder included • Shared-hosting plan isn’t ‘unlimited’ • Confusing control panel The Bottom Line With a big name …

Instagram copies Snapchat's QR codes with new 'nametag' feature

Instagram wants to make it easier to find and follow people you know and it’s — surprise, surprise — turning to a feature originally made popular by Snapchat. The app is adding a new “nametag” feature, which is essentially the Instagram version of Snapchat’s Snap Codes. The feature is rolling …

A dramatic 'Creed II' trailer is here to get you all up in your feelings

Look, there was no way Adonis Creed was ever going to stop boxing. That’s literally what the first Creed was about. But the stakes are only getting higher in Creed II, as Adonis faces the son of the man who killed his father – all while Adonis prepares to become …

How microscopes are opening a door into an invisible universe brimming with life — Genius Moments

When magnified, our mundane everyday world attains a sense of magic. And it also adds a bit of perspective about our own place in the universe. Meet Dr. Elizabeth Haynes and Jiaye “Henry” He.  Their tiny zebrafish video just won first prize in the annual Nikon Small World in Motion …

Trump snaps 'I know you're not thinking' at woman reporter and it only gets worse from there

President Trump can truly throw any event off the rails — even a seemingly benign event celebrating a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Speaking in the Rose Garden on Monday, Trump managed to make a quite a few missteps, some of which were straight up offensive.  SEE ALSO: …

Great 4K TVs on sale: Save on Sony, LG, VIZIO, Samsung, and more this weekend

November’s grey skies call for cuddling up under piles of blankets and watching hours of TV. (Don’t argue — you know we’re right.) Get the most out of your hibernation by investing in a new 4K TV. Of course, we’d never expect you to pay full price for it (or …

'Overlord' is the revolting, breakneck Nazi zombie movie you just gotta see

This is a spoiler-free review of Overlord. Assuming The Grinch doesn’t go very differently than I thought, Overlord is the only movie in theaters this weekend that will have you crying over the death of a character and then rooting for that character to die a second time in 60 …

A rock casually used as a doorstop for decades is actually a $100,000 meteorite

Next time you prop open your door with a makeshift doorstop such as a stone, you might want to give it a closer look. David Mazurek, a lucky man from Michigan, did just that and it really paid off. After finally investigating the rock he’d used as a doorstop for …

Google officially unveils its new Chromecast streaming media device

Google’s new Chromecast is now officially here. While the new streaming dongle didn’t get a mention onstage at the company’s special media event in New York today, it did quietly roll out on Google’s website along with the other product announcements.  SEE ALSO: Google launches Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 …

Google's Home Hub is an incredible digital photo frame that's also a smart speaker

Google Home Hub $149 View Product The Good Smartly pulls pictures from Google Photos • Slick • compact design • Decent sound • Works as well as any Google Home The Bad No camera for video calling The Bottom Line Google’s Home Hub is a kickass digital photo frame that …

'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' goes full demonic… Hogwarts?

Murder House, Coven, Hotel, Apocalypse… and now, American Horror Story: Hogwarts? Episode 4 of AHS: Apocalypse explored a number of its own universes—including an unexpected visit to Season 5’s Hotel Cortez—but it also seemed to borrow a lot from J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. Specifically, 15 minutes of the episode closely …

Laptops and tablets on sale this weekend: Apple iPads, Dell 2-in-1s, MacBook Pro, Samsung, Lenovo, Acer, and more

The weekend is here, so it’s time to kick back, relax, and check out these killer deals on tablets and laptops from Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. (If binge-watching the entire season of Netflix’s new Haunting of Hill House from bed is on the top of your to-do list, then …

Elon Musk tweeted about a 'dog mode' for Teslas and it's not a terrible idea

When a Twitter user asked Elon Musk if future Teslas would include a “dog mode” to keep car-bound pets safe and cool while their owner was away, he responded with a simple “yes.” Yes — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 20, 2018 SEE ALSO: Elon Musk steps down as Tesla chairman: …

Messages with unrecognized characters are breaking PlayStation 4 consoles

Hey, PlayStation 4 people. Lock down messaging on your account, pronto. A new kind of malicious message is reportedly floating around on the PlayStation Network that makes the whole console crash. Recovery is possible, but it’s not as simple as power cycling the machine. There are steps that need to …

Shoutout to the 5-year-old who grew out her hair for this 'Harry Potter' Halloween costume

The parent of a precocious little girl says she spent two years growing out her hair in anticipation of her dream Halloween costume: Harry Potter‘s Albus Dumbledore. It was definitely worth the wait. Reddit user jackthlion shared a photo of his five-year-old daughter on Wednesday sporting a fake beard and …

Axl Rose is not cool with Trump playing 'Sweet Child O' Mine' at his rallies

Donald Trump played “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses at his West Virginia rally on Friday. Axl Rose is not cool with that. The GNR frontman clarified the band’s stance on Trump in a Twitter thread on Saturday. Turns out, they’ve “formally requested” that the Trump campaign stop …

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper weave magic with first 'A Star Is Born' song

If this song doesn’t give you chills, I feel bad for you. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper give an unbelievable performance in the song “Shallow” for A Star Is Born, creating a heartfelt, moving track that deserves an award. No, all the awards. Cooper’s voice is great. Lady Gaga is …

Thrilling 'True Detective' Season 3 trailer puts the detectives at the center of the mystery

HBO’s True Detective has always been half about solving crimes and half about the people who solve them. This first trailer for Season 3 of the hit show promises to delve even deeper into the mystery of Mahershala Ali’s detective character by flashing backwards and forwards to different periods of …

The First Lady of New York City wants to destigmatize mental health issues

First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, talks about destigmatizing mental health, taking care of your mind and self, and Thrive NYC. Read more… More about Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness, Social Good Summit 2018, Social Good, and Other Source: Mashable Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Here's why cord-cutters should be worried about the Dish-HBO dispute

On Thursday, HBO and Cinemax went dark for some Dish customers across the country as a feud between the carrier and the pay channel’s parent company escalated. And now that feud could have a huge impact on cord-cutting customers who depend on over-the-top (OTT) services like Sling. SEE ALSO: Why …