TL;DR: The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (100GB of data) is available for £44 per month with nothing to pay upfront.
There is usually only one thing standing between you and a high-end smartphone, and that is the upfront cost.
This cost often runs into the hundreds, so naturally this puts off a lot of prospective buyers. Not everyone is comfortable spending a large lump sum when signing up to a multi-year contract. That sort of commitment should be rewarded with a discount.
This is exactly what you can now get with the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. A 24-month contract is available for just £44 per month and does not require an upfront fee. It comes with a massive 100GB of data, unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, and a free Samsung Galaxy Watch Active worth £199. Read more...More about Samsung, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, and Samsung Galaxy S10
One of the greatest mysteries has been solved: you can, in fact, be whelmed.
Anyone who's ever watched 10 Things I Hate About You will be familiar with the following question: "I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?"
Turns out the answer to Chastity's question to Bianca is yes, and not just in Europe.
"Whelming" is a newly coined dating term which describes a behaviour you might already be familiar with. In a piece for SELF, journalist Patia Braithwaite coined the term to depict "a new shitty dating behavior."
"Whelming is what happens when my matches spontaneously lament about how overwhelmed they are by their other matches instead of, you know, flirting with me," wrote Braithwaite. Read more...More about Dating, Sex And Relationships, Culture, and Sex Relationships
TL;DR: The Sony Bravia 43-inch Full HD HDR Smart TV is on sale for £379 on Amazon, saving you 31% on list price.
These long winter months are best spent hiding away in the comfort of your own home, but you are going to need some entertainment if you're hoping to last until spring.
Engaging in your favourite hobbies is only going to keep you going for so long before you'll inevitably turn to the TV. This glorious box of ready-made entertainment is all that's standing between you and months of boredom.
The good news is that there are a wide range of devices on offer right now from some of the biggest names in tech. We have come across impressive deals from the likes of JVC, Philips, Samsung, and more. You could spend a few hours trawling through everything out there, or you could take a look at the Sony Bravia 43-inch Full HD HDR Smart TV. Read more...More about 4k Tv, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, and Sony Bravia
Byte, the new short-video service from Vine co-founder Dom Hoffman, has only been live for two days but it's already full of spam comments, a lot of them profane and generally not very pleasant to endure.
But the company is working to fix the issue. In a post on Byte's community pages (via Engadget), Hoffman addressed the spam problem and promised both a short-term fix and a more durable solution for the future.
"I wanted to post an update and make it clear that we’re aware of the issues with comment spam and more widely with certain types of comments. This is our top priority and we’re working very hard to address it. It should be noticeably better than it was 24 hours ago and should continue to improve over the next little while," he wrote. Read more...More about Spam, Byte, Tech, and Social Media Companies
Lizzo may have won the Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance on Sunday night, but apparently she was rooting for someone else: Beyoncé.
In the clip above, shortly before Lizzo's name is announced, the camera cuts to the standard award-show split-screen of all the nominees. The "Truth Hurts" singer can be seen in the bottom-left, fingers crossed, mouthing what appears to be Beyoncé's name over and over again.
Well, it might not have been her number one choice that got the award in the end, but we're pretty sure she'll still be happy with the result. Read more...More about Beyonce, Grammys, Lizzo, Entertainment, and Celebrities
The pricier variants of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S20 smartphone – namely, the Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra – will come with Samsung's new Galaxy Buds+ wireless earbuds.
This is according to leaker Evan Blass, who shared what looks like an official marketing image from Samsung announcing the deal, which will apparently only be valid for pre-orders. The "standard" version of the phone, the Galaxy S20, is not mentioned in the image.
The Galaxy Buds+ are the new version of Samsung's Galaxy Buds, likely to be announced alongside the Galaxy S20 lineup of phones during Samsung's Unpacked event on February 11. They will reportedly come with a bigger, 85mAh battery providing 12 hours of playback, and four microphones (instead of two) for better call clarity, but no active noise cancellation. Read more...More about Samsung, Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy Buds, and Tech
Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Downhill isn't based on a true story — it's an English-language remake of the 2014 Swedish dramedy Force Majeure.
If you've spent any time at all browsing subreddits like r/relationships and Am I the Asshole?, though, you may feel like it might as well be. The film plays out like a cinematic adaptation of one of those posts, bringing a marital conflict under the microscope and inviting everyone around them, us included, to cast judgment on who went wrong where.
Ferrell and Louis-Dreyfus play Pete and Billie, an American couple on an Austrian ski vacation with their two adolescent sons. From the opening moments, it's possible to see the hairline cracks in this picture-perfect family portrait. Irritations flare up around the language barrier, a hectic hotel welcome, or Pete's iPhone addiction. Read more...More about Movies, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Sundance, Will Ferrell, and Downhill
Billie Eilish, the breakout artist of 2019, solidified her musical success with four Grammy wins on Sunday night.
The 18-year-old Los Angeles native won Grammys for Song of the Year for "Bad Guy," Best New Artist, Album of the Year for When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, and Record of the Year for "Bad Guy," sweeping the biggest awards of the evening.
And just like that, Billie becomes the first artist since Christopher Cross (!) in 1980 to sweep the Big Four
— Andrew Hampp (@ahampp) January 27, 2020
Early on in the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, Eilish and her brother/songwriter Finneas took the stage for a beautiful performance of "When the Party's Over." The duo both accepted the award for "Bad Guy" and When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Read more...More about Grammys, Billie Eilish, Entertainment, Live Events, and Music
Following the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on Sunday, the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards paid tribute to the basketball legend in tear-jerking fashion.
After an opening performance from Lizzo, host Alicia Keys took to the stage to address the loss, acknowledging the impact Kobe Bryant had on the world and the building that the Grammys were being held in Sunday night, the Staples Center.
"We're all feeling crazy sadness right now because earlier today, Los Angeles, America, and the whole wide world lost a hero," Keys said. "And we're literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built." Read more...More about Grammys, Kobe Bryant, Alicia Keys, Entertainment, and Live Events
A group of protesters took their disapproval of the sale of the .org domain registry to the streets.
Protesters held signs saying “Save Dot Org” and brought with them a with 35,000 signatures asking ICANN, the nonprofit which basically sets policy and maintains the internet’s domain name system, to block the sale. More than 700 organizations, from Greenpeace to Girl Scouts of the USA, backed the petition. Read more...More about Protest, Domains, Icann, Domain Names, and Tech
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is dead at 41.
On Sunday, TMZ first reported and Variety subsequently confirmed that Bryant, along with eight others, had been killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. The Los Angeles County Sheriffs tweeted about the crash shortly after it happened, initially noting that five had died. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva confirmed later at a press conference that authorities "believe" there were nine deaths, though the investigation continues.
Despite his best efforts to the contrary, Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong may have come off as quite the American Idiot to NHL TV censors.
Green Day performed between periods at the National Hockey League's (NHL) All-Star game in St. Louis, Missouri, hosted by the NHL's St. Louis Blues on Saturday. The band recently signed a multi-year deal with the NHL to appear at games and use their new track, Fire, Ready, Aim, in league promotions.
During the band's medley of Basket Case and American Idiot, Armstrong dropped multiple f-bombs in the songs as well as in apparently improvised call-outs to the crowd. He implored the good people of St. Louis to "put your fuckin' hands up," and then made the proposition "lets go fuckin' crazy" — twice! Read more...More about Hockey, Swearing, Green Day, Entertainment, and Music
A sitting U.S. Congressman is urging Tesla to rebrand its Autopilot feature due to safety concerns.
In a , U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) is requesting that the Elon Musk-founded electric vehicle manufacturer make significant changes to its Autopilot driver assistance system. Namely, well, its name.
“Tesla promotes confusion about the capabilities and limits of its driver assistance system with an inherently misleading name – 'Autopilot' – that encourages users to over-rely on the technology,” reads the statement. “This branding significantly undermines all of the user manuals and subsequent instructions that Tesla issues to its customers that explain how the system is not fully autonomous and how drivers must stay actively engaged with the road.” Read more...More about Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autopilot, Us Senator, and Car Crashes
The U.S. has been dethroned as the second largest smartphone market.
A by Counterpoint Research estimates that India surpassed the United States to become the second largest smartphone market with an estimated 158 million devices shipped to the country in 2019. China is still the global leader at number one.
Interestingly, India’s surge to second place is largely thanks to Chinese smartphone manufacturers. Phones manufactured by companies like Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, and Realme made up a whopping 72 percent of devices shipped to India in 2019. The report largely attributes series’ of budget-priced phones from these companies as leading to their growth in the country. Read more...More about Apple, Samsung, Smartphones, India, and Xiaomi
You've come a long way, baby hippo.
We've been following Fiona, the Cincinnati Zoo's adorable and widely beloved hippopotamus (who was born premature but is now doing great), for years now. Well, she just turned 3 a few days ago, and of course this was cause for celebration.
There was cake, naturally. I'm not actually sure what is and isn't OK for hippos to eat, but Fiona's cake seems to include an assortment of fruits and veggies. Look at this thing, and the delighted hippo that's about to crush it all on her own.
From Joker to The Irishman to Toy Story 4, the 2020 Academy Awards are brought to you by "white male rage." It's the same sponsor that's also behind Little Women director Greta Gerwig's nomination snub.
That's the pitch Melissa Villaseñor laid out – in song! – on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. Villaseñor taps into some of the frustrations following the 2020 nominations announcement as she sings about the various releases of 2019 and the common theme that, in addition to tying many of them together, also helps explain who got nominated and who got snubbed. Read more...More about Saturday Night Live, Melissa Villasenor, Academy Awards 2020, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
It's always great to see a professional actor chew scenery as if it's an audition for William Shakespeare himself. And who's a better choice to get super, over-the-top serious than Saturday Night Live guest host Adam Driver.
In this sketch, Driver is a performer at New Jersey's Medieval Times restaurant, but he thinks he's William Wallace in Braveheart. He's also kind of racist? And a dick in general? But it's all right because he's taking an acting class.
This sketch is great. Driver's clearly having a blast. Read more...More about Saturday Night Live, Adam Driver, Medieval Times, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
Mashable's new series Don't @ Me takes unpopular opinions and backs them up with ... reasons. We all have our ways, but we may just convince you to change yours. And if not, chill.
Are you a performative pessimist, a Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Stan?
Do you loudly claim that War will soon end us all, despite both violence in general and battle deaths per year are in long-term decline since 1946? Like Thanos in Infinity War, do you believe in a coming global overpopulation-based famine that has been predicted ever since English economist Thomas Malthus thought it up in the 1790s — despite there being fewer famine deaths in the last decade than at any time in recorded history, despite scientists telling us the end of famine is in our grasp? Do you see a coming age of extreme global poverty when the data tells us it is literally declining every second Read more...More about History, Dont At Me, Social Good, Climate Environment, and Activism
Adam Driver is, like, super chill. Nevermind the fact that he's walked out of interviews and fielded an endless barrage of questions about what some have characterized as an intense demeanor. He's actually a chill dude.
Or that's what he set out to prove in his Saturday Night Live monologue.
He kinda did it? Driver always seems to have fun on SNL and his monologue got things off to a great start. All those things about him being intense do seem to be true, but on SNL at least he's able to lighten up and make fun of that public image. Solid monologue, Adam. Read more...More about Saturday Night Live, Adam Driver, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
The first time Adam Driver hosted Saturday Night Live, he busted out his Star Wars villain Kylo Ren for an Undercover Boss sketch. It was a hit. So of course, Driver's latest return to SNL gave us the gift of an Undercover Boss sequel.
It's pretty similar to the last one, but with 100 percent more misplaced uses of "OK, boomer." (Kylo just doesn't get it, folks.) You will probably laugh.
And hey, just in case you're worried: No The Rise of Skywalker spoilers here. Read more...More about Star Wars, Kylo Ren, Saturday Night Live, Adam Driver, and Entertainment
A new Saturday Night Live in 2020 can only mean one thing: A cold open sketch fixated on the exploits of Donald Trump.
In lieu of Alec Baldwin's increasingly unfunny impression of the U.S. president, however, the latest cold open focused on the ongoing impeachment trial and Trump attorney Alan Dershowitz (Jon Lovitz). When an unfortunately timed heart attack sends Dershowitz to Hell (just for a visit), all sorts of modern day villains emerge from the woodwork.
There's Jeffrey Epstein (Adam Driver), the disgraced businessman and convicted sex offender who died in prison under mysterious circumstances in 2019. There's also the guy who wrote "Baby Shark" (Bowen Yang), naturally. Mark Zuckerberg (Alex Moffat) also pops up, also naturally. And Flo (Heidi Gardner)! Yes, from Progressive! She's there too. Read more...More about Saturday Night Live, Jon Lovitz, Cold Open, Adam Driver, and John Mulaney
Television commercials have always been weird. Sometimes they masquerade as entertainment, as in the case of Amazon's celeb-filled, Alexa-themed 2019 Super Bowl ad or, in other instances, serious art, like those eerie David Lynch-helmed PlayStation 2 ads. But the idea behind ads remains the same regardless of the era in which they were made: Companies want to sell you stuff.
Apple is one of the best examples of this. The company behind the Mac, iPhone, and AirPods has been producing TV ads for decades that sometimes straddle the intersection of the bizarre and iconic. Since a new treasure trove of Apple nostalgia called the Apple Archive popped up earlier this month, we've been trawling it for digital gold, and we'd like to share our findings. Read more...More about Apple, Mac, Kevin Costner, Macintosh, and Apple Archive
“Today I am filming the most nerve-wracking video I’d have to film in quite a while,” said 23-year-old Natalie Barbu. As she avoided looking into the camera she continued, “I feel like I can’t even make eye contact.”
Barbu, who in addition to having over 250,000 YouTube subscribers, hosts her own podcast called and owns a . Like her peers, she garnered a following during her college days when she documented her life as a student. She then transitioned to post-grad life, and she's now one of many YouTubers whose channel is mostly made up of vlogs about everyday living. Read more...More about Youtube, Influencers, Youtubers, Influencer Marketing, and Culture
Promising Young Woman opens with an encounter that feels like a fantasy.
If you've seen the trailer, you're already familiar with the scene: Cassie (Carey Mulligan) gets ushered home from the club by a not-so-nice guy eager to take advantage of her heavily intoxicated state.
Then, just as he's about to rape her, she snaps to attention, revealing herself to be stone-cold sober. "What are you doing?" she demands, to his shock and horror.
Watching this reversal, it's hard not to think, If only more collisions between drunken women and lecherous men ended this way. If only the women were never really in danger. If only we could demolish rape culture by scaring the shit out of bad men. If only it were that easy. Oh well. At least we can enjoy it in the movies. Read more...More about Movies, Sundance, Promising Young Woman, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
You could be basic and grab a bouquet of flowers from a local grocery store that'll likely die in a few days. It's the thought that counts, right? Or — you can try something a little different.
The rose arrangements from Rosephoria and Rose Box NYC are pre-treated and made to last for an entire year. That means you'll not only cut back on waste and ultimately get more for your money, but also give your loved one something they can enjoy until the next Valentine's Day comes around. Oh, and you don't even have to water them or keep them in sunlight, so they're practically magic. Read more...More about Valentine S Day, Flowers, Gift Guide, Mashable Shopping, and Culture
It may seem like a bizarre comparison, but the Adobe Creative Cloud is like the Infinity Gauntlet, and each app is a powerful infinity stone. As you master using each software, you become a more skilled creative. And once you become adept in a whole slate of programs, then you'll undoubtedly be a creativity machine.
Ready to become the Thanos of creativity and productivity? Below are five different pieces of training that will get you up to speed on various Adobe programs. Whether you want to get introduced to a certain software or just improve your existing skills, each course is designed for a specific goal — so choose wisely. Read more...More about Adobe, Photoshop, Online Learning, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Onlinelearning
TL;DR: Translate your finger taps into commands with TAP STRAP 2, an all-in-one wearable keyboard, mouse, and controller for $169.99, a 14% savings.
We type and click by day, and we swipe and scroll by night. It's all incredibly exhausting, not to mention ergonomically disastrous. Enter: hand-gesture technology, and an alternative way of typing and clicking via predefined hand gestures.
Got your attention? Then you definitely won't want to miss this deal on a TAP Strap 2, the all-in-one wearable keyboard, mouse, and controller that's available right here for $20 less than on Amazon (where it's got a 4.5-star review btw). Read more...More about Tech, Keyboard, Mashable Shopping, Tech, and Consumer Tech
TL;DR: Evolve your data interpretation skills with the Data Analytics Expert Certification Bundle for $49, a 98% savings.
Somehow, while we were all laughing at the meme of the day or what Kanye said on Twitter, data took over the world. It drives everything from your Instagram feed and Netflix recommendations to Google Maps and self-driving cars. It's not hard to see why data analysts are so in demand across virtually every industry.
Despite that high demand, there's a relatively small group of people with the skills needed to take on the data of the world. So now's your chance to get a leg up on the competition. And luckily, you don't even need to go back to school. This Data Analytics Expert Certification Bundle can help you become an invaluable asset to your company or even score a new position for less than $50. Read more...More about Data Analytics, Online Learning, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Onlinelearning, and Tech
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Online dating has a lot of advantages over all that unpleasant face-to-face business. You can pick and choose from a wider pool of potential dates, set your preferences to find better matches, and you don't have to leave the comfort of your home.
There are absolutely loads of dating sites and apps on offer right now, and picking just one service is pretty tough. It's important to properly research what each site offers, and consider what matters most to you. If a site lines up with your preferences, it's probably the one for you. Read more...More about Dating, Sex And Relationships, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
TL;DR: A two-year subscription to ZenMate VPN is on sale for £1.34 per month, saving you 82% on list price.
The internet is a weird and wonderful place that wants to be explored. The problem is that intrepid explorers of the web are now met with censorship, restrictions, and geo-blocking.
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