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Plantronics BackBeat Pro: Wireless headphones you'll actually want to use

Anyone who's ever been to a tech expo such as IFA, where Plantronics first showed its BackBeat Pros, knows that the headphone market is an extremely crowded space. Choices abound: Prosumer and high-end headphones from companies suchShow More Summary

Google reveals first functional Project Ara prototype (for real this time)

Google's Project Ara has reached an important milestone A new video shows off the most advanced prototype of the modular smartphone yet— one that actually boots and is able to launch an app. See also: Google Went Public 10 Years Ago,...Show More Summary

Man in Teletubby costume breaks into home, steals leftover Chinese food

Sometimes the urge to eat good General Tso's chicken is too strong. In this installment of embarrassing Halloween stories, 20-year-old Lehigh Universtity student Terez Sharek Owens was arrested on Sunday after breaking into his friend's home and stealing Chinese food from the fridge while wearing a yellow Teletubby costume. Show More Summary

Victor Zsasz's 'Gotham' debut looks incredible

Zsasz is coming, y'all, and it's going to be awesome On Monday, Anthony Carrigan, who recently portrayed The Mist on CW's The Flash, visits Gotham as supervillain and serial killer Victor Zsasz. And in a just-released sneak peek at the...Show More Summary

Why Australians cackle in the face of Halloween

SYDNEY — Halloween is here. Except a random street party held by 20-year-old students and a lonesome house covered in cobwebs, there is a stillness in the air. There are no knocks at the door, there are no groups of kids cackling as they hurry down the street, there are no free sweets. Show More Summary

Guns, weed and abortion: The issues up for a vote in 2014

It's much easier to frame an election around two candidates exchanging verbal punches than it is around an issue such as increasing the minimum wage or legalizing marijuana, but much of what is up for vote during this 2014 midterm election...Show More Summary

Photo challenge: Bring out your dark side

For this week's Mashable Photo Challenge, bring out your dark side. Explore the outdoors after sunset, look for shadows on dark pavement and entertain your superstitions See also: These Vintage Halloween Costumes Will Scare the Sheet...Show More Summary

The creators of Google Inbox explain why it's the future of Gmail

Google's on a mission to reinvent email. Its weapon: Inbox, a standalone app that launched last week. Inbox aims to make email more useful with several new tools. It surfaces relevant content (photos, for example) and information from within individual messages so you don't have to open anything to get at what you really want. Show More Summary

Andy Rubin, Google's robot chief and Android founder, steps down

Andy Rubin, the man at the helm of Google's robotics initiative and the co-founder of the Android mobile operating system, is stepping down from his post. The robotics team, which Rubin took over less than a year ago, is to be led by...Show More Summary

Nextdoor's treat map shows you where to find candy on Halloween

Trick-or-treating may be the best part of Halloween — but not all neighborhoods are equal when it comes to candy distribution That's why Nextdoor, a social network aimed at connecting neighborhoods, rolled out new mapping features to...Show More Summary

Burkina Faso president plans to step down after violent protests rock capital

The President of Burkina Faso said he will hand over his 27-year rule of the west African nation after violent protests rocked the capital city of Ouagadougou on Thursday. In a televised statement to the nation, President Blaise Compaore announced his intention to hand over power to a new democratically elected leader after a period of transition. Show More Summary

7 things Australia spends more money on than fighting Ebola

MELBOURNE — As the Ebola virus befalls its 10,000th victim, governments around the world are contributing resources to try and contain the epidemic in West Africa Among those countries is Australia, who has pledged $AU$18 million to the cause. Show More Summary

Jason Reitman brother-sister comedy coming to Hulu

Jason Reitman is hopping into television — casually Hulu has picked up 10 episodes of Casual, a single-camera, half-hour comedy from the Oscar-nominated director, set to debut on the streaming service in 2015 See also: On Hulu's 'Quick...Show More Summary

At least 8 women now accuse former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi of sexual abuse

At least eight women now have accused Canadian radio personality Jian Ghomeshi of sexually abusive behavior, as detailed in shocking new allegations published by The Toronto Star. The alleged abuses, which include nonconsensual hitting...Show More Summary

Twitter names a new head of product — after just 6 months

Twitter has named a new head of product — for the second time in just six months Twitter has appointed Kevin Weil, previously the head of revenue products (ads, basically), to serve as VP of all product efforts at the company, people...Show More Summary

50 last-minute Halloween costumes

Remember about 10 months ago, when you swore that this would be the year that you finally get your act together and plan a Halloween costume ahead of time? Yeah. There's always 2015. See also: 12 Halloween costumes you can make in 5Show More Summary

New York City's most haunted buildings

It's a city of almost nine million people — so there are bound to be a few spirits here and there, right? Andrea Janes, founder of Boroughs of the Dead, a "macabre" New York City walking tour, stopped by our office to give us a brief...Show More Summary

North Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country — or anywhere...Show More Summary

Brace yourself: Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran sang 'Stay With Me' in surprise duet

The English are coming to invade your heart Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" ballad just reached an entirely new level: Smith played it as a duet with Ed Sheeran. Brace yourself, and best of luck not crying. See also: Nailed It: Demi Lovato...Show More Summary

Cops can make you unlock your smartphone with fingerprint, says judge

Cops can force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint — but they can't force you to unlock it with your passcode, according to a local judge in Virginia. The decision, one of the first ones to deal with fingerprints andShow More Summary

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