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Yes, a former Trump campaign spokesperson really said that on Fox News

About a week after President Donald Trump defended people who marched with neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, former Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson called slavery "good history" during a Monday appearance on Fox News. I'm not quite sure what to type from here. Pierson was on Fox along with ...

Space station photobombs the eclipse like a pesky ant

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Google might take on Amazon with its own version of the Echo Dot

Google might be gearing up to launch a new "mini" version of its Google Home. The company is working on a new, smaller version of its Google Home speaker that will launch later this year, alongside two new Pixel phones and a new Pixel-branded Chromebook, Android Police reports. SEE ALSO: Google ...

Facebook could lose younger teens for the first time ever

Bad news for Facebook: American teens aren't interested anymore. A new report from eMarketer released Monday predicted Facebook usage by 12-to-17-year-olds will decline this year , the first time it's estimated a drop in Facebook usage for any age group, ever. The report also says audiences under ...

The girl losing her mind over the eclipse is the new double rainbow

Everyone reacted differently to Monday's total solar eclipse, some people cheered, some clapped, and some wept. However, this Salem, Oregon girl's utter shock at the celestial phenomenon takes the cake: SEE ALSO: New Google doodle explains the science of a total solar eclipse, adorably "What's ...

WhatsApp adds colorful text-only updates to Status

WhatsApp's Snapchat Stories clone is getting a new text-only feature. Now, instead of just photos and videos, you can update your WhatsApp Status with colorful, meme-like text posts. SEE ALSO: Facebook's dumbest feature is coming to desktop now, too The feature, which is rolling out now, is a lot ...

The iPhone 8 could recognize your face in 'millionths of a second'

The iPhone 8 is expected to launch in September and will likely be packed with a bunch of new hardware including facial recognition technology. Now, a new report from the Korean Herald claims that the facial recognition technology used in the device will only take "millionths of a second" to scan a ...

Watch the moon's shadow slide across the U.S. from space

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To pee or not to pee: The great bathroom debate in esports right now

Within the past week, two League of Legends matches have been interrupted by bathroom breaks, and fans are torn about whether this should be allowed. Redditor Sticky_Chicken pointed out the recent pauses in League of Legends matches, alleging that players are abusing the ability to pause the game ...

CNN bets Snapchat kids won't be bored by hard news

Snapchat's news section Discover frequently features Kim Kardashian photos, dog photos, Kourtney Kardashian photos, iPhone photos, and sometimes even photos of only kind-of-Kardashians , like Kylie Jenner. CNN is hoping that hard news can break through all that click-y content. On Monday, the news ...

The most epic images from the 2017 total solar eclipse

Epic photos from the Great American Eclipse are pouring in as people from all over the U.S. witnessed the rare event. Here are some of our favorites.

A 55 and over Facebook group where friends are made

It's not easy getting older: Joint pain, bad knees, trouble hearing , the kinds of problems that get more challenging when there's no one in your life to help you out. Whether your family lives far away or you've made the choice to not have children, not everybody out there has access to a typical ...

Why does 'The Defenders' feel so perfunctory?

As of this weekend, TV's answer to The Avengers is officially live: The Defenders hit Netflix with eight episodes, finally fulfilling the promise made by the Marvel deal back in 2013. And the show's jam-packed with developments we've been waiting for. Iron Fist and Luke Cage, together at last! ...

This weatherman's reaction to the solar eclipse is adorable

Monday's total solar eclipse was akin to a meteorologist's Super Bowl , a fact that was certainly not lost on one Chicago weatherman. SEE ALSO: The 2017 solar eclipse is finally here Tom Skilling, chief meteorologist for WGN-TV, travelled to Carbondale, Ill. to view the solar eclipse in its path of ...

America's traffic sucked today because of that total solar eclipse thing

Well, everyone, it happened. The 2017 solar eclipse has come and gone, and it was truly a sight to behold. Those lucky enough to be in the path of totality witnessed a few short minutes of complete darkness in the middle of the day , something that hasn't happened since 1979 and won't happen again ...

Lucky travelers got to view the total eclipse from an airplane

While millions of Americans were busy staking out prime eclipse-watching spots on the ground, a few lucky travelers were getting ready to view it from the air. Whether the routes were planned out in advance or simply happened to cross the path of totality, those who were able to witness the rare ...

The 10 lessons 'Game of Thrones' just taught us about how White Walkers work

White Walkers, wights, and the blue-eyed beasts who bear them , we probably learned more about these mysterious undead creatures in Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones than the rest of the series combined. We've been piecing together the details of Westeros' greatest threat since the very ...

Here's what people across the U.S. saw during the solar eclipse

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Despite being a space reporter, this total solar eclipse completely freaked me out

It's really difficult to explain what I just saw. I'm a space reporter. I know the science: The moon moved in front of the sun from Earth's perspective, blotting out our nearest star's light and plunging us into an eerie twilight here in Lenoir City, Tennessee. I get it. That's what happened. ...

6 Dothraki phrases from 'Game of Thrones' you can learn right now

Game of Thrones Language Creator, David J. Peterson teaches us six everyday phrases in Dothraki. Including "do you even lift, bro?" You never know, it might come in handy.

Everyone's freaking out about the eclipse giving them headaches

They say that after the party is the after-party, but what happens after the eclipse? Well, that's when we all get to enjoy hours of post-eclipse hypochondria. And now, the post-eclipse hypochondriapic.twitter.com/4Za3CfLyvv , Tom Kludt August 21, 2017 Don't laugh or roll your sore little eyes , ...

All the best memes about Trump's choice to look directly at the eclipse

In a moment you probably should have seen coming: President Donald J. Trump, despite consistent warnings to do the opposite, stared directly at the solar eclipse. If there is one thing everyone knows about Monday's solar eclipse, it is that staring at the eclipse without proper eyewear can cause ...

Of course there are actual Android Oreos

Google surprised exactly no one when it confirmed the long-rumored name for the next version of Android: Oreo. Now we know the name will extend not just to Google's Software but to the cookies themselves , at least, if you were lucky enough to snag a few at Google's name reveal event. SEE ALSO: It's ...

Gymnast saves herself from falling of the beam in the most impressive way possible

For us average folk, pretty much anything a gymnast does is impressive, but this girl really has us bowing down. Jordan Chiles is a 16-year-old gymnast from Washington, who is competing in the senior ranks at the national championships. It's her first time ever competing, but you wouldn't be able ...

The 2017 solar eclipse is finally here

The first pass of the Great American Eclipse occurred over Oregon. As the moon passed over the sun, it cast a shadow over the state that lasted more than two minutes.

'Game of Thrones' is not good anymore because there aren't any stakes

Spoilers below, obviously, for anything up to and including Season 7, episode 6 of Game of Thrones. Don't act like you haven't been warned. Game of Thrones is not good anymore. Like wind erosion on an ancient Valyrian pillar, too many characters with thinning plots, ever-weakening storylines that ...

Of course Trump looked directly at the eclipse without glasses

File this under: things you definitely should NOT do. Just about the first thing Donald Trump did when he walked out of the White House on Monday afternoon was look straight at the burning orb in the sky, no glasses, and point at it like, "y'all know that's the sun up there? Shit." SEE ALSO: Donald ...

If using a VPN seems too complicated for you, then this could be a good place to start

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The internet is a beautiful thing , but it can also be increasingly dangerous. That's why web-savvy folks use VPNs to protect themselves onlineFor the uninitiated, VPN stands for virtual private ...

The moon literally blocked the sun on Twitter

In case you don't know by now, America is currently experiencing a total solar eclipse, and the internet is full of jokes. So it should come as no surprise that @NASAMoon and @NASASun, two of NASA's Twitter accounts, are also getting in on the fun on this monumental day. SEE ALSO: A space nerd's ...

It's official: Android O is now Android Oreo

Google has finally revealed what the "O" in Android O stands for, and it's exactly what we all predicted: the "O" is for...Oreo. The announcement was made shortly after the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. Google is pushing Android Oreo out through the Android Open Source Project . Google Pixel, ...

'Stashing' is the newest way to get screwed over in love

Feel like your new romance features a little bit too much alone time? You might have been stashed. What now? Meet “stashing,” the newest relationship term to strike fear into our hearts. We've already been victims of “kittenfishing,” “breadcrumbing,” ...

Get a good night's sleep on a plane with this travel hoodie pillow

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Between an armrest digging into your side, screaming kids who just can't deal, and getting seated beside some chatty lady from Omaha, airplane travel is full of distractions. Block it all out with ...

You've never looked as cool as Javier Baez does sliding into home for the win

Nobody has ever looked cooler doing anything than Javier Baez did sliding for and accounting for the game-winning run in the Cubs' walk-off victory against the Blue Jays last night. SEE ALSO: This failure of a Red Sox ceremonial first pitch may be the only thing that can pull together a fractured ...

Bonnie Tyler gives a sneak peek of her big eclipse performance of 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'

Let's be honest , it just wouldn't be Eclipse Day without a mention of Bonnie Tyler's song "Total Eclipse of the Heart," and lucky for us, Tyler is giving everyone a special performance of the song to celebrate. SEE ALSO: 20 questions you're too embarrassed to ask about the solar eclipse Tyler, who ...

This jacket uses solar power to give off a Kryptonite-like glow in the dark

This jacket is powered by the sun and can glow for up to 12 hours. The high-tech jacket stores light from the sun during the day and then releases it night. It also looks super cool.

One conversation in 'Game of Thrones' episode 6 could be Daenerys' downfall

For the past seven seasons, Daenerys Targaryen has had one primary goal in mind: Win the Iron Throne. But now, as she comes closer to realizing her dream, it's become apparent that she hasn't thought a whole lot about what'll happen after she wins the Iron Throne. SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' just ...

This Solar Eclipse is bigger than all of us

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Eclipse nails are the beauty trend of choice for space geeks

Friends, it is happening. On Monday, the moon will pass between the sun for the first total solar eclipse visible from North America since 1979. Perhaps you don't care. That's fine! More eclipse glasses for the rest of us. SEE ALSO: How to watch the solar eclipse without burning your eyes out Or ...

'Overwatch' embarks into the Outback with new Junkertown map

The next Overwatch map sends players into the war-torn Australian Outback, the home of Junkrat and Roadhog. Junkertown is an escort map like Dorado, Watchpoint: Gibraltar, and Route 66, and it looks like a dusty hellhole made perfectly for Junkrat's frag launcher . The story behind the map and the ...

Everyone's wrestling with the Joss Whedon revelations

It's been a rough weekend for Joss Whedon fans. On Sunday, TheWrap published a doozy of an essay by Kai Cole, Whedon's ex-wife. In it, she detailed her former husband's many alleged infidelities and calls him a hypocrite for "being out in the world preaching feminist ideals." SEE ALSO: See Joss ...

UK politicians hold a tearful vigil for a clock because they clearly have nothing better to do

Just in case you were in any doubt about the world falling apart, British politicians confirmed our worst fears today by holding a silent vigil for a bell. Big Ben, to be precise. SEE ALSO: 14 people on TripAdvisor who were so disappointed by Big Ben At midday on Monday, Big Ben sounded its final ...

'American Horror Story: Cult' debuts creepy credits featuring Trump and Clinton

The opening credits for American Horror Story: Cult have arrived, and there's no mistaking the season's theme, which plays up the idea of a political circus with a cavalcade of clowns, alongside figures wearing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton masks. Other totally reassuring images include a figure ...

The Secret Service spent $60,000 on golf carts alone protecting Trump

President Donald Trump is bankrupting the Secret Service. In an exclusive interview with USA Today, Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles said that more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year. ...

'Overwatch' voice actor receives anime body pillow, responds perfectly

When the voice actor of the Overwatch character Lúcio received a body pillow of the Overwatch character D.Va, he reacted in the best way possible. A fan handed Overwatch voice actor Jonny Cruz a D.Va body pillow, and Cruz proceeded to handle it by pretending to kiss the pillow and then ...

Enhanced 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' shows off the power of the Xbox One X

Rise of the Tomb Raider is shaping up to be a centerpiece of the young Xbox One X's library of "enhanced" games. Not surprising, given how amazing the game looks on a tricked out gaming PC. This latest Rise trailer clarifies what "enhanced" actually means for Xbox users. Central to it is a choice ...

10 geeky kitchen gadgets that can make cooking easier and more fun

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The only real kitchen "gadget" you need is a knife , but where's the fun in that? Doubling down on cooking tech can make you feel like you're starring in your very own Food Network show. Here are ...

Facebook is making it easier to see how people are using Safety Check

Facebook's Safety Check feature is getting a permanent presence on the social network. Beginning today, the feature will have its own dedicated section on Facebook's app and website where users can see friends' recent activity with Safety Check and learn about incidents happening elsewhere in the ...

Cloudflare CEO: It's easy to kick out Nazis, but I'm worried about the long term

It's easy to kick Nazis off your platform. "People send you nice notes when you do," said Matthew Prince, CEO of Cloudflare. "But I really worry about the long term." Prince's company was one of many that took action in the wake of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, spurred by far ...

Taylor Swift casually prepares to eclipse the eclipse

Of all the times for Taylor Swift to come out of the woods she's naturally chosen one of the most action-packed days of 2017: Eclipse Day. The 27-year-old singer doesn't seem to care that America is anxiously preparing to witness a rare AF cosmic event, because she just dropped a mysterious video on ...