Think FaceApp’s privacy policy is sketchy? We’ve got some news for you.

So we all know FaceApp is sketchy. But uniquely sketchy? Not so fast.  Years after its rocky and arguably racist start, FaceApp once again jumped to viral fame this month before users pointed out the selfie-filter app had a questionable privacy policy. People were shocked (shocked!) that the app, among other unsettling practices, gathered location […]

The softblocking meme blends literary references with cancel culture

Oof. Yikes. A new copypasta has everyone softblocking problematic villains from well known stories, all in the name of the meme.  Urban Dictionary defines softblocking as “A phrase often used by Twitter users to describe the blocking of another person, then immediate unblock.”  Essentially, it forces the blocked party to unknowingly unfollow the user so […]

This anti-manspreading chair forces men to sit with their legs closed

British designer and artist Laila Laurel created an anti-manspreading chair that forces men to respect other people’s personal space by sitting with their legs closed. The project is called ‘A Solution for Man-spreading’ and it has already won a national design award in the UK. Obviously, as BBC reports, some men hate it. We think […]

Pro Breeze mini clip fans, Q-Connect desktop fans, Bionaire tower fans, Honeywell cooling towers, and more fans on sale in the UK

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Stay cool with the best fan deals in the UK. Image: amazon By Joseph GreenMashable Deals2019-07-24 12:18:01 UTC TL;DR: Pick up a cooling fan for as little as £12.49 on Amazon, and save up to 75% on list […]

LG 43-inch 4K Smart HDR TV on sale for under £300 on Amazon

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The latest ultra HD innovation built into a distinct IPS 4K panel. Image: amazon By Joseph GreenMashable Deals2019-07-24 12:21:14 UTC TL;DR: The innovative LG 43-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV is available for just £294.80, saving you […]

Everything you’ve assumed about cream cheese is probably wrong

Mashable bites into a creamy, nutty, gooey, and sometimes stinky world during our first-ever Cheese Week. Tell me if this has ever happened to you: It’s late and you’re hungry. You open the fridge, pull out a tub of cream cheese, and stick your finger in it, licking it clean. No? Just me? What about […]

12 times Renata Klein’s rage was the best part of ‘Big Little Lies’

Warning: Contains spoilers for Big Little Lies Seasons 1 and 2. There are few people in this world as angry as Renata Klein. It’s OK, though, because there also few people in this world who do anger as well as Renata Klein. She’s got it down to a fine art. Whether she’s berating her enemies, […]

The Future of Email: Google Commits to BIMI

Google has announced support for BIMI (Brand Indicators for Message Identification). As the world’s leading mailbox provider—27.8% of worldwide mailboxes according to Litmus—Gmail can make or break a new email protocol or technology. This is a huge step for the BIMI working group and a sign of even greater things to come. Google is now […]

Email Emojis: When & When Not To Use Them

This blog post was originally published on 09/28/2016 and was updated on 07/17/2019 With the popularity of  Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn’s reactions, Twitter, and text messaging, everyone is expressing themselves with emojis these days. In fact, 53% of Millenials believe using emojis and text together allow people to better understand each other. This may be why […]

The Risks of Sending Email to Inactive Users

When we onboard enterprise customers here at SparkPost, one of the topics we cover is list hygiene: removing inactive users from your mailing list. The definition of “inactive” really varies by email type (marketing, welcome, transactional) and industry (finance, marketing, employment, etc). For example “inactive” in the employment industry could be six months or more, […]