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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is all in on bikes.Image: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-08-27 22:03:30 UTC Uber is a ride-hailing app, but lately it’s become an app for riding an electric bike or scooter, renting a car, and even checking when the bus is coming. In an interview released over the weekend in the Financial Times, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi emphasized his goal of turning Uber into a diverse

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By Morgan Sung2018-08-27 21:57:56 UTC Seeing excessive dorm room makeovers fills me with a rage I can’t quite describe. Thankfully, there’s a meme that pokes fun at super extra before and after posts.  Everyone knows that college dorm rooms are sad, barren spaces for nightly existential crises, not glamorous Instagram-friendly #goals photo ops. After all, you’ll stay in a room for less than a year. Do you really plan on

Milo Yiannopoulos' Facebook rant shows that de-platforming actually works

Milo Yiannopoulos has lost all his friends.Image: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images By Rachel Kraus2018-08-27 21:39:05 UTC Wait, Milo Yiannopoulos is still on Facebook? Late Friday night, former Breitbart golden boy and rallying figure for the alt-right, Milo Yiannopoulos, complained in the comments section of a Facebook post about how hard his life had become. “I have lost everything standing up for the truth in America, spent all my savings, destroyed

Use this interactive foliage map to plan your fall road trips

Image: Shutterstock/Jane E Karelas By Chloe Bryan2018-08-27 21:27:08 UTC It might be one thousand degrees and 450 percent humidity now, but autumn is closer than we think. And with autumn will come beautiful fall foliage. If you’d like to do some leaf peeping this fall, consider checking out the 2018 Predictive Fall Color Map from SmokyMountains.com. Using an algorithm involving historical temperatures, precipitation, leaf trends and forecasts, the map predicts

Venezuela just 'linked' the newly created sovereign bolivar to its terrible cryptocurrency

Not good.Image: FEDERICO PARRA/getty By Jack Morse2018-08-21 00:17:54 UTC You know you’re in trouble when your only hope for stability is something as notoriously unstable as cryptocurrency. And yes, Venezuela appears to be very much in trouble.   According to Bloomberg, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday that he intended to link a new national currency, the sovereign bolivar, to a cryptocurrency of his own government’s making — the

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By Sasha Lekach2018-08-20 23:25:13 UTC For its Instagram TV debut Monday, Mercedes-Benz uploaded a short film portraying the (re-enacted) car ride Bertha Benz took in 1888.  On an August morning, Benz took out her husband Karl’s newly invented automobile (more like a motorized carriage), the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, and started off on a 60-mile journey through Germany with her two teenage sons. (In the video, they help send her off by

Google sued over tracking locations even when 'Location History' is off

Not so good, Google.Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images By Matt Binder2018-08-20 21:49:03 UTC Last week, a bombshell AP investigation found that Google was still tracking iPhone and Android device users, even if they turned off the “Location History” setting. Now, the first lawsuit has been filed against the search engine giant over this issue, according to documents posted by Ars Technica.  On Friday, attorneys representing the plaintiff, Napoleon Patacsil

Why you should block big corporations on Twitter

Image: vicky leta/mashable By Heather Dockray2018-08-20 21:46:15 UTC This is You Won’t Regret It, a new weekly column featuring recommendations, tips, and unsolicited advice from the Mashable culture team. Nothing feels better than blocking an obnoxious branded Twitter account — whether you’re doing it to spite Alex Jones, to protect yourself from insidious marketing, or some combination of the two. Look at what’s happening on Twitter, for example. As we

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Image: Getty Images/Westend61 By Morgan Sung2018-08-13 23:59:14 UTC This is You Won’t Regret It, a new weekly column featuring recommendations, tips, and unsolicited advice from the Mashable culture team. Making playlists is a lot like journaling. I used to journal religiously — every night for almost ten years, I’d pick up a pen and fill dozens of notebooks with a recap of my day. I burned through almost 20 notebooks

Amazing 'Spider-Man' gameplay trailer features its best character: New York City

By Jess Joho2018-08-13 22:53:29 UTC [embedded content] Peter Parker may be all about MJ, but Spider-Man’s a superhero married to the city of New York. By now it’s cliche to call a city – particular New York – the real protagonist of a movie, show, or game. But in the case of Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man, it’s true. We’ve played forty-five minutes of the demo, and it is clear that the