The best dating sites to find a connection this weekend


Ah, online dating. If you’ve dated in the past 20 years, you’ve likely encountered one – or all – of the myriad dating sites in some form. 

And as we’ve increasingly moved our lives online, digital dating’s finally shed the stigma it once carried, leaving people free to meet others however they choose.

SEE ALSO: How to whip your dating profile into shape

Julie Spira, dating expert and CEO of says it wasn’t always so easy to meet people online. She would know: she’s been helping clients find love online since 1994.

“People didn’t have mobile phones and laptops, and the process was people would go home, log on slowly, see who had written to them and write back,” she says. “The courtship process was a lot slower, so it took quite a while to get from the first interaction to actually going on a date. Plus in those days, there was a stigma associated with online dating. You did not tell people you met your spouse, or partner, or even a date online.” Read more…

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The 10 best cases for your iPhone X


The iPhone X is Apple’s most advanced smartphone ever. It’s a technological marvel inside and out. It’s also extremely slippery and you definitely should get a case (even if it’s a cheap one) to protect your $1,000+ device.

There are a zillion cases you can buy. Which one is right for you and your lifestyle? Here are 10 of the best we recommend. Read more…

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The Good

Tough • Protects from dust and lint

The Bad

Bulk • Skinny jeans need not apply

The Bottom Line

The Defense Series Case from OtterBox can take some abuse, but you will lose some pocketability in the process. The iPhone X cases are big and bulky, but at least they come in many different colors.

1. OtterBox Defender Series Case

6 x 3.2 x 0.6 inches

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OtterBox cases are legendary for their ability to take serious abuse and that remains unchanged for the iPhone X. The Defender case is bulky, which means you lose some pocketability (sucks if you wear skinny jeans), but it’ll protect your iPhone X from virtually all kinds of impact, dust, and lint. The only downside to Otterbox’s iPhone X case is it doesn’t shield the screen, which is odd because the Defender cases for other models like the iPhone 8 do. A screen protector will cost you extra, but at least the body is covered up.
Runner ups:

  • Speck Presidio Grip ($40)
  • UAG Pathfinder ($28.87)

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Little Baby Bum has billions of views on YouTube — and just sold for millions


Did you know that a near hour-long collection of children’s nursery rhymes set to 3D animation is the 20th most popular YouTube video ever?

The video, with over 2 billion views and counting on the site, was created by the YouTube channel Little Baby Bum. 

And the husband-and-wife duo behind the popular channel just sold Little Baby Bum, likely for millions of dollars.

The exact sale price is confidential, but a social media marketing firm told Bloomberg that the London couple likely made between £6 million to £8.5 million ($7.8 million to $11.1 million).

SEE ALSO: YouTube lets parents handpick videos their kids can see Read more…

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This light-up tracing board is the perfect training tool for aspiring artists


The Light-up Tracing Pad from Crayola is an LED drawing surface that lets kids trace and color rad images, honing confidence and creativity

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Read more…

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One of the most popular Ethereum apps sure looks like a Ponzi scheme


They’re not even trying to hide it anymore. 

One of the most popular apps built on the Ethereum blockchain, a so-called DApp, is promising users a guaranteed fixed daily return on their investments. And all the would be crypto-rich have to do is put in a bunch of cryptocurrency up front, then sit back and wait for the rewards to come pouring in. Assuming new people keep following suit, that is. 

And man, it sure does look a lot like a blatant Ponzi scheme. 

SEE ALSO: WTF is former Congressman Dennis Kucinich doing at this blockchain yacht party

For those not in the know, a DApp is a decentralized application built on a blockchain like Ethereum or EOS. You may be familiar with legitimate DApps such as Augur or CryptoKitties, but this is not a story about what honest programmers can create using the power of the blockchain. Rather, this is a look at the magical thinking of 333 ETH — a DApp that promises “life-long payments guaranteed by the Ethereum blockchain!” Read more…

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Tesla extends battery range for cars in path of tropical storm Florence


Before Hurricane Florence hit, Tesla gave its electric cars a boost by extending the range of their batteries to help people evacuate.

Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday before being downgraded to a tropical storm. 

SEE ALSO: There’s a glaring weakness in electric vehicles. (It’s range anxiety.)

As NPR reported, Tesla can remotely tap into the max capacity of its 75 kWh batteries in Model S and X vehicles, adding about 30 more miles of range.

In any natural disaster situation like this, our policy is to make Superchargers free of use in order to optimize evacuation routes for affected customers

— Tesla (@Tesla) September 13, 2018 Read more…

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Ariana Grande shares a heartbreaking tribute to Mac Miller


Ariana Grande shared a heartbreaking video of Mac Miller after news of his passing broke last week. 

In the video she posted on Instagram on Friday, Miller is mid-conversation when he notices Grande filming. 

SEE ALSO: Rapper Mac Miller dies at 26

“Baby,” he laughs, trying to cover her phone before hiding in his hoodie. 

“It’s for me,” Grande responds. “It makes me happy.” 

She captioned the video with an emotional message to Miller: 

The video had nearly three million views in the past two hours.

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i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest.

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Weatherman dramatically braces for Hurricane Florence while 2 guys casually stroll by


As Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc on the Carolinas, weather people and storm chasers are heading as close as they can to the eye of the storm without putting themselves in danger.

One such meteorologist was caught on camera bracing for the storm … a little too intensely.

In the video shared by Twitter user @gourdnibler, two men can be seen walking at a comfortable and relaxed pace behind Mike Seidel from the Weather Channel battling what one can only assume are ferocious winds.

Others also were able to snag the moment from TV.

SEE ALSO: Florida Man is back with heavy metal and an American Flag to face Hurricane Florence Read more…

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Beyoncé’s most meme-able moments


You could fill the Library of Congress with books about Beyoncé moments and there still wouldn’t be enough room.

OK, clearly that was a stretch. But the Queen has been such a staple in culture, that content is created from her doing everything from the *most* to the least, like ordering food at a restaurant. We’ve been blessed with countless Beyoncé memes and moments from over the years, but here are our absolute favorites in one place for your enjoyment. 

1. The challenge “Apeshit” sparked

Me tryna fold a fitted sheet

— la’derrick (@khaleezy) June 17, 2018 Read more…

2. The infamous Nintendo DSi commercial 

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