Archive | November 2018

Rumor claims Google Hangouts will shut down in 2020

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: there’s a report that Google is considering either launching or shutting down a messaging app. 9to5Google said that based on a “source familiar with the product’s internal roadmap,” Google Hangouts as a consum… …read more      

Rumor claims Google Hangouts will shut down in 2020

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: there’s a report that Google is considering either launching or shutting down a messaging app. 9to5Google said that based on a “source familiar with the product’s internal roadmap,” Google Hangouts as a consum… …read more      

Photos of collapsed, cracked roads show the power of Alaska’s earthquake

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Photos of the wreckage in Alaska highlight the power of Friday’s destructive earthquake.

Anchorage and its surrounding areas were shaken by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Friday morning. Gov. Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration, closing schools as roads and bridges collapsed and cracked. The Anchorage Water Waste and Utility Department advised residents to boil their water in case of contamination.

Here’s a look at major infrastructure damage shared online in the aftermath:

I just got sent home from work after a massive earthquake in Anchorage, #Alaska : pic.twitter.com/gOXsUrzdGT

— Ryan Hobbs (@RyanHobbsMMA) …

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This entry was posted on November 30, 2018, in Mashable.

Ariana Grande’s ‘thank you, next’ just broke YouTube

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Ariana Grande has another accomplishment to add to her ever-growing list: breaking YouTube.

The pop singer dropped the much anticipated music video for her hit song “thank you, next” on Nov. 30, and in the process managed to overload the online video platform. Well, her devoted and passionate fanbase did, anyway.

That’s right, according to YouTube, the service was unable to handle the barrage of comments on the video after it went live — prompting someone at YouTube to compare “thank you, next” to another famous internet moment.

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This entry was posted on November 30, 2018, in Mashable.

Someone made a Gritty out of cheese, and it’s perfect

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Christmas came early this Friday, when a sculpture of Gritty made out of cheese was unveiled.

The Philadelphia Flyers’ mascot was crafted by expert food sculptures Jim Victor and Marie Pelton using three 40-pound bricks cheddar cheese, according to Philly Voice. We assume it had an extra sharp flavor profile — it’s what Gritty would want.

And, if you’re feeling doubtful that any artist could ever truly capture Gritty’s chaotic and charismatic essence, just take a look at this glorious tribute:

INTRODUCING: Cheese Gritty!! You can snap a selfie with Cheese Gritty on Family Day 12/2 at Lemon Hill Mansion for A Very Philly Christmas! https://t.co/uwaANrnoHf pic.twitter.com/fqnvBm8xhm

— Fairmount Park Conservancy (@myphillypark) …

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This entry was posted on November 30, 2018, in Mashable.