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NFL's Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski play 'Mortal Kombat' with Conan

mashable.com — Marshawn Lynch finally speaks ... while he plays video games with Conan O'Brien. The notoriously silent Seattle Seahawks running back joined O'Brien and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for a pre- Super Bowl Mortal Kombat face-off - and a little crotch-grabbing, because why not? O'Brien sums it up:
Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

RT @ekatesd: Real star of this vid: "same ish different year" #beastmode sweatshirt on @moneylynch mashable.com/2015/01/30/mar…

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Basically, the world will never be able to top 1980s ski fashion

Jan 30, 2015

I am not exaggerating when I say that 80s ski gear was the coolest thing EVER on.mash.to/1CTsShr pic.twitter.com/kmj3gkjZKY

Jan 30, 2015

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Dear marketers, stop trying to sell sexism. You're failing.

mashable.com — "Men everywhere can now rejoice as their wives and girlfriends finally have a way to track their time of the month." I received this pitch email for the MyPeriod Tracker app this week. "How many ruthless fights have been started due to lack of empathy from the husband because he had no idea what type of mood he was coming home to?"
Jan 30, 2015

RT @film_girl: This was maybe the worst tech pitch ever. Great takedown by @mattpetronzio and great video featuring my Mash bitches mashable.com/2015/01/30/per…

Jan 30, 2015

This was maybe the worst tech pitch ever. Great takedown by @mattpetronzio and great video featuring my Mash bitches mashable.com/2015/01/30/per…

Jan 30, 2015

Sexist marketing, menstrual cycle stigma, and five dudes with an awful app idea mashable.com/2015/01/30/per… by @mattpetronzio

Jan 30, 2015

This period tracking app is marketed to men and it's the absolute f*cking worst. mashable.com/2015/01/30/per… pic.twitter.com/c1VRbAjMRP

Jan 30, 2015

"PMS & Men"?? 5 dudes created a period app and this is their pitch. It's 2015. WTF? mashable.com/2015/01/30/per… pic.twitter.com/nMoFa9KWp7

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Mashable's 26 best longreads of the month

mashable.com — It's Friday - time to tuck in, relax and escape the winter doldrums with some delicious stories. One of our New Year's resolutions was to help readers access some of the best, most original content our site has to offer. In 2015, we'll bring you monthly curations that include Mashable's best longform, features, analyses and original content.

First officer lands Delta flight after pilot gets locked out of cockpit

mashable.com — Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis made an emergency landing in Las Vegas on Thursday with the co-pilot at the controls after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit. McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says none of the 168 people aboard Delta flight 1651 were injured, and the MD-90 aircraft wasn't damaged.

Is Robert Mugabe fit for African Union leadership?

mashable.com — African leaders designated 90-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the next chair of the African Union on Friday. Mugabe succeeds Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in the role, despite the fact that international human rights organizations have repeatedly criticized him for failing to address abuses in his home country.

How to identify a jihadist, in one infographic from the French government

mashable.com — France is taking new steps to combat terrorism and believes French citizens can play an important role in identifying potential jihadis. On a new anti-jihad website launched by the government, French citizens are asked to look out for signs in people they know that may indicate they are becoming radicalized.
Jan 30, 2015

According to the French govt’s infographic, budding jihadis don’t like sports, music or TV on.mash.to/1uJqB1m pic.twitter.com/oOqhOoyd4l

Vine Kids app is all about the cute; no creepiness allowed

mashable.com — Vine just got a little sibling. The 6-second video platform announced a new standalone app called Vine Kids on Friday that is kid-friendly. It's been two years since Twitter launched the popular video service, which allows users to create and share looping videos of adorable puppies, breaking news and occasional, unexpected porn clips.

Boris Johnson says jihadists are porn-obsessed 'w*nkers'

mashable.com — LONDON - London Mayor Boris Johnson has been sharing his own take on what motivates young British jihadists. In an interview with The Sun, published Friday, Johnson says jihadists who are recruited by groups such as Islamic State are "literally w*nkers." "If you look at all the psychological profiling about bombers, they typically will look at porn.

Eddie Murphy expected to return to 'Saturday Night Live'

mashable.com — If Eddie Murphy was among the cast members you hoped would return to help the show celebrate its 40th season - he was on our list - then here's some good news today: Speaking to TV One's News One Now, the actor said he was expected to return for the three-hour 40th anniversary broadcast.
Jan 30, 2015

YES!! Eddie Murphy says he’ll appear on Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary. show. mashable.com/2015/01/29/edd…@GoodDayCO

Jan 30, 2015

RT @nycjim: Eddie Murphy says he’ll appear on Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary. show. mashable.com/2015/01/29/edd… pic.twitter.com/kpVeB1zVpe

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Reports: Mitt Romney not running for president in 2016

mashable.com — Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will reportedly not take another shot at the White House in 2016. Romney told members of his staff during a Friday conference call that he would step aside to let other GOP candidates stake their claim for the presidency amid rumors that he was considering another bid, according to reports in the AP and the New York Times .
Jan 30, 2015

Romney decides not to run despite the fact that he's leading every poll of potential GOP candidates mashable.com/2015/01/30/mit…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @MashableNews: Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016, according to reports in @AP, @nytimes on.mash.to/1zGqifd

Churchill's will shows who got his horses, medallions and gold cigar case

mashable.com — LONDON - Politicians gathered to mark 50 years since Winston Churchill's funeral Friday, as a series of services took place in central London and the boat that carried the wartime prime minister's coffin up the Thames in 1965 made the journey again.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @MashableUK: Churchill's will shows who got his horses, medallions and gold cigar case on.mash.to/1HrahgS

Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

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Super Bowl or son's birth? Seahawks star could face tough choice

mashable.com — Playing in a Super Bowl - not to mention having a chance to win two in a row - is among the most incredible experiences of a man's life. So is the birth of one's first child. Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman could face a choice this Sunday.
Jan 30, 2015

Super Bowl or son's birth? Seahawks star may face the choice mashable.com/2015/01/30/sup… It wouldn't be the 1st time a player has missed a birth

How to watch Super Bowl XLIX without a cable subscription

mashable.com — After weeks of tension-filled playoffs and a series of ball-related scandals, Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us. While millions are expected to tune in to the game on TV at 6:30 p.m. ET, those without cable needn't have FOMO.
Jan 30, 2015

No cable subscription? No TV? No Super Bowl FOMO. Here’s how to watch on any device: on.mash.to/1uJIRaY

Super Bowl Sunday (or Monday) isn't just a U.S. event anymore

mashable.com — LONDON - There will be a lot of bleary-eyed people at work Monday morning. The growing number of NFL fans dotted across the UK will be staying up late Sunday, and onwards into the next day, to watch the most American of sporting events: the Super Bowl.
Jan 30, 2015

NFL more popular in UK than darts, tennis and snooker -> Super Bowl Sunday isn't just a U.S. event anymore mashable.com/2015/01/30/sup…

At least 14 civilians killed in renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine

mashable.com — ARTEMOVSK, Ukraine - Artillery fire killed at least 14 civilians and injured dozens more in the conflict-torn eastern Ukraine Friday as fighting intensified between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels. The head of Ukraine's regional police, Viacheslav Abroskin, said that seven civilians were killed and 10 injured during fights in the towns of Debaltseve and Vuhlehirsk north of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk where separatist forces are on the offensive.

Full 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 trailer leaks online

mashable.com — Stay calm, Game of Thrones fanatics; the moment has arrived. HBO screened the final two episodes of Season 4 of GoT Thursday night in IMAX theaters, capping off the viewing with a special airing of the first full trailer for Season 5.

BootChess is the tiniest chess program ever written. Wanna play?

mashable.com — Computer chess has been around for nearly 60 years. In one sense, it goes all the way back to Alan Turing, who specified the first chess algorithm in 1947. The ensuing decades saw vast improvements in programming and computer power, and chess applications have grown faster, smarter and more sophisticated.

Women-only protest fills Cairo streets after activist's killing caught on camera

mashable.com — CAIRO, Egypt -An all-woman demonstration took place in Cairo on Thursday to protest the death of Shaimaa al Sabbagh during a peaceful protest commemorating the Jan. 25 revolution. Egyptian security forces reportedly shot the female activist whose death was caught on camera, sparking outrage around the world.
Jan 29, 2015

Women-only protest hits the streets of Cairo after the death of protestor Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh, my piece for @mashable mashable.com/2015/01/29/all…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @mashable: Women-only protest in Cairo after killing of activist whose death was caught on camera: on.mash.to/1LmV3ce pic.twitter.com/C3qFuPWoR1

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