Archive | December 2014

Protests in New York continue amid New Year’s Eve celebrations


You might think New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration, but for some it’s another opportunity to continue the anti-police brutality protests that have spread across the U.S. in recent weeks

As thousands pack New York’s Times Square, a group of protesters have gathered at Union Square, about a mile and a half away, with signs in tow and intent on keeping the issue of police interactions with the community front and center

NOW: dozens of protesters gather in Union Sq ahead of NYE march; almost as many #NYPD readied w plastic cuffs standby

— Joe Jackson (@joejackson) …

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This entry was posted on December 31, 2014, in Mashable.

Moto X Pure Edition gets a 64GB option

Motorola trotted out a bloatware-free version of the Moto X (2014) back in September, and now, it’s getting a memory boost. The company quietly added the 64GB Pure Edition handset to its Moto Maker site where you’re free to fine-tune a design before … …read more      

Dancing YouTube prankster meets the NYPD, gets zero laughs


Considering recent events, using the NYPD as a prop while engaging in a dance dare, inspired by TV host Ellen Degeneres, is probably not the best idea

Actually, it’s the worst

Nevertheless, YouTuber Alexander BOK took to the streets of New York City to record himself performing Ellen’s dance dare on random strangers. For some reason, toward the end of his day of dancing behind New Yorkers, he thought the NYPD might be another easy target for his dance moves

dancing prank nypd

Video: YouTube, …

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This entry was posted on December 31, 2014, in Mashable.

Suicide bomber kills at least 24 at ceremony in Yemen


A suicide bomber attacked a ceremony Wednesday hosted by Shiite rebels commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, killing at least 24 people and wounding 48 in a country plagued by militants, authorities said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on a cultural center in the city of Ibb, some 190 kilometers (120 miles) from the capital, Sanaa, though …

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This entry was posted on December 31, 2014, in Mashable.

IRL: Why I got my mom a Nexus 9 for Christmas

My dad called me up a few weeks ago saying he wanted to get mom a tablet for Christmas, one that might be good enough to replace the laptop she hated. It wasn’t the hardware causing angst; it was the software: Windows 8. She’s pretty comfortable with… …read more      

TV’s Twitter MVPs of 2014


It’s been a great year for TV lovers on Twitter

This year more than ever, die-hard TV fans who help their favorite shows RT and favorite their way into trending topics have seen networks embrace the hunger for interaction and deliver closer connections to the programs they love.

SEE ALSO: 18 new shows we can’t wait to see in 2015

At least, that’s what Andrew Adashek, the head of TV at Twitter, has seen, and, he tells Mashable, he couldn’t be happier about it

With 2015 already underway in some parts of the world, Adashek looks back and forward in the Q&A below.

MASHABLE: When it comes to Twitter’s relationship with television, what would you say was the biggest success in 2014?
Andrew Adashek, head of TV at Twitter: There’s general successes but then there’s also sort of more nuanced or specific stuff. In general, the things I’m seeing that are really compelling and interesting are that there are a lot of partners that are taking the things that they’ve learned over the last couple years and really applying them and doing some really innovative stuff. Whether it’s scripted series like The Walking Dead, Pretty Little Liars, American Horror Story, Game of Thrones,

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This entry was posted on December 31, 2014, in Mashable.

Inside ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ live from Times Square


Welcome 2015 and welcome to New York City.

Regardless of where you’re welcoming the new year, all TVs will soon be tuned to watch the ball drop on ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,’ the annual televised event centered around the ceremonial ball drop in New York City’s Times Square

We’ll be capturing the performances, celebrity interviews and those crazy enough to be waiting with us in Times Square in the cold.

Mashable’s Luke Leonard and Elizabeth Pierson will be in Times Square documenting the action live and you can follow them on Twitter (…

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This entry was posted on December 31, 2014, in Mashable.