An ode to strawberry rhubarb pie, the perfect summer dessert


It is rhubarb season. It is strawberry season. And thus, it is the season for strawberry rhubarb pie, a flawless summer dessert.

A good strawberry rhubarb pie (henceforth referred to as “SRP”) is everything a dessert should be all at once. It is both tart and sweet, both soft and crumbly, both complex and comforting. It fits in just as well — and tastes just as delightful — on a glittering NYC rooftop as it does in the dust of a midwestern state fair.

It is so good.

And, just like you can’t take the Midwest out of the girl, you cannot coax a single bite of SRP from me once I have it on my plate. Get your own slice, you freeloader. Read more…

More about Food, Culture, Dessert, Pie, and Culture

Former Twitter chief likens Trump meeting to ‘waterboarding’


Let’s just say former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo had a really unpleasant visit with President Donald Trump.

Costolo dramatically likened Trump’s meetings with Silicon Valley leaders to alcohol poisoning and extreme water torture.

“If you don’t get invited to this meeting and want to know what it was like, just drink a bottle of gin and then waterboard yourself,” Costolo tweeted.

SEE ALSO: Twitter’s co-founder is totally sorry for helping Trump get elected

Costolo, who ran Twitter from 2010 to 2015, issued this hyperbolic tweet in response to a BuzzFeed report that Trump will meet soon with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to discuss emerging technology, such as drones and the Internet of Things.  Read more…

More about Twitter, Elon Musk, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, and White House

A GIF-filled tribute to that ‘Orange is the New Black’ striptease


Warning: This post contains sexy visual spoilers for Orange is the New Black Season 5, episode 4.

As one of the first Netflix originals, Orange is the New Black shook up the TV landscape, and that’s something you can expect the show to do for the rest of its run (and it’s getting at least two more seasons).

Season 5 broke new ground in a lot of ways, but the most fun by far was the Season 4 talent show and C.O. Stratman’s (Evan Hall) shamefully overlooked striptease.

Mashable spoke to several cast members in April, but none of them were lucky enough to be present for the scene’s filming. In lieu of an interview or further insight into the scene, we decided to make a bunch of GIFs, for you to use at your leisure. Read more…

More about Entertainment, Television, Netflix, Orange Is The New Black, and Entertainment

We played 15 minutes of the new ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ story


What is Operation Cinder and how is it meant to squash those filthy Rebels?

Star Wars: Battlefront II brings back the fantasy, wish-fulfilling online action that the 2015 game nailed so well, but it also fixes a major drawback of that earlier game: the lack of a story mode.

SEE ALSO: ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ multiplayer looks glorious

The original Battlefront went without a Star Wars tale, because “very few people actually play the single-player on these types of games,” EA courageously foolishly said at the time. This sequel fixes that error. More importantly, it puts you in the combat boots of an elite Imperial soldier, Iden Versio. Read more…

More about Entertainment, Gaming, Electronic Arts, E3 2017, and Star Wars Battlefront Ii

The week in apps: Apple’s new App Store, Google Maps extra help, and more essentials


While the internet was abuzz this week with the highly anticipated James Comey testimony, you might not have had time to search for other things. Like new apps and updates. But it’s all good, because we’ve kept up for you.

SEE ALSO: iOS 11 will finally bring native GIF support to your iPhone

Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay in the loop with everything you need on your phone.

Here’s what caught our eye this week. If you’re looking for more, make sure to check out last week’s roundup of top apps. Read more…

New App Store

More about Google, Apple, Google Maps, Google Chrome, and App Store

Adam West talks about ‘Family Guy’ and Seth MacFarlane in one of his last interviews


Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f80361%2f3e106780 19aa 4d83 bab8 f3a65c41b5d7Read more…

More about Entertainment, Entertainment, Comic Culture, and Celebrities

Banking with your personal assistant could be here soon


It appears that asking your phone assistant for your bank account will soon be a reality.

Samsung recently partnered with three of South Korea’s largest banks to make voice command banking a reality for South Korean users.

Bixby — which is shipped with the Samsung Galaxy S8 — can make financial transactions by voice command via Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass, Samsung’s answer to Touch ID.  

SEE ALSO: You can now buy stuff without even having to leave Telegram

It’s a concept that’s similar to the partnership Amazon made with Virginia-based Capital One — where Capital One customers could be able to check their account balances, recent transactions, and even pay bills just by speaking to Alexa. Read more…

More about Tech, Business, Cybersecurity, Siri, and Finance

‘You will always be Batman’: Celebrities post tributes to Adam West


Adam West, the actor famous for his wry, dramatic portrayal of Batman, died Friday of complications related to leukemia. He was 88. 

After news of his death broke Saturday, fellow stars — including Mark Hamill, Conan O’Brien, and George Takei — shared tributes to West on Twitter.

SEE ALSO: Holy icon, Batman, Adam West meant a lot to me

“I’m so lucky to have worked w/ him & tell him how much he meant to me,” Hamill wrote.

Holy hell, Batman. We’ll miss you.

#AdamWest was such a wonderful actor & so kind, I’m so lucky to have worked w/ him & tell him how much he meant to me & millions of

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 10, 2017 Read more…

More about Entertainment, Celebrities, Batman, Culture, and Adam West