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The App Store application is seen on an iPhone on October 1, 2018.Image: Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto via Getty Images By Karissa Bell2019-05-14 00:34:50 UTC Apple’s App Store rules are about to come under a lot more scrutiny and that could be bad news for the company. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that a group of consumers can sue Apple over App Store rules they say are anti-competitive. The

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 foldable Windows PC morphs from giant tablet into a mini laptop when folded.Image: raymond wong / mashable By Raymond Wong2019-05-13 22:30:00 UTC Windows PCs are about to get a whole lot more exciting thanks to foldable screens. Lenovo, the legendary computer hardware experimenter (remember its dual-screen, half e-ink Yoga Book?), announced today what it’s calling the world’s first foldable Windows PC. The device unfolded is a full-fledged

Bill Nye makes an inciting point.Image: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver via Youtube By Mark Kaufman2019-05-13 21:51:56 UTC Bill Nye just dropped a slew of F-bombs.  As a guest on the May 12 episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, the storied science communicator used profanity and half-jest to make a succinct point about Earth’s rising carbon dioxide emissions, which are now at their highest levels in millions

Global Accessibility Awareness Day highlights the need for greater digital accessibility in the world.Image: mashable/vicky leta By Nicole Gallucci2019-05-13 20:10:58 UTC In a world of rapidly advancing technology it’s crucial to ensure companies and organizations are doing their best to make digital developments accessible to everyone. While browsing the internet, catching up on social media, or texting on mobile devices might seem like second nature to some, accessibility-related barriers prevent

Image: vicky leta/mashable By Morgan Sung2019-05-13 19:59:49 UTC May is National Masturbation Month, and we’re celebrating with Feeling Yourself, a series exploring the finer points of self-pleasure. It’s 2019, and people are finally starting to understand that it isn’t just dudes who are allowed to be horny.  While social media platforms lag behind on allowing sponsored posts for vibrators and other sextech, one sex toy company is getting around these

By Morgan Sung2019-05-06 23:42:55 UTC A woman was allegedly drugged during Jake Paul’s house party on Saturday, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Detectives are looking into a “possible single occurrence of unwillful impairment.” A guest reported to police that she may have blacked out after “something was put in her drink,” a police spokesperson told BuzzFeed. The complaint came the day after Paul hosted

Instagram is taking after its corporate cousin Facebook with fact-checking.Image: Thomas Trutschel / Photothek via Getty Images By Alex Perry2019-05-06 21:03:29 UTC Days after Facebook and Instagram banned a litany of prominent far-right voices, it looks like the latter of the two apps is stepping up its anti-fake news efforts. Instagram will start using a similar fact-checking process as Facebook to demote posts that spread bad information, rather than remove

By Nicole Gallucci2019-05-06 20:30:00 UTC If you’re reading this article let me be the first to say congratulations — not only on your impending graduation, but on having excellent taste in television shows.  You are graduating. That means you’re like, really smart now. And any really smart fan of The Office would want to finish off the school year in style — by decorating their graduation cap with references to

By Jack Morse2019-05-06 20:08:39 UTC Hey, would you look at that. A change to Twitter that won’t immediately be universally reviled. The social media platform announced Monday that, starting immediately on mobile, users can add GIFs to retweets. That’s right, you no longer have to just slap a downward pointing finger emoji on your retweets and call it a day.  “Starting today, you can do something new with your Retweets

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. NYC requires companies like Lyft and Uber pay drivers a minimum wage to cut back on street congestion.Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2019-04-29 21:35:59 UTC New wannabe Lyft and Uber drivers are out of luck in New York City. Both ride-hailing apps stopped