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'The Cleaners' shows the terrors human content moderators face at work

Delete or ignore.Image: GEBRUEDER BEETZ FILMPRODUKTION By Sasha Lekach2018-11-13 00:21:11 UTC “Out of sight, out of mind” doesn’t work when cleaning out the darkest corners of social media platforms.  That’s what the documentary The Cleaners, which airs Monday night on PBS, reveals about content moderators in the Philippines who are relentlessly bombarded with violent, graphic, and disturbing images and videos. Ahead of the TV release at a San Francisco screening,

Jimmy Kimmel shares childhood drawing of late Stan Lee alongside dozens of stunning fan portraits

Image: bob al-greene / mashable By Alison Foreman2018-11-12 23:35:13 UTC The death of Stan Lee, age 95, has been felt by many, but the loss has been particularly profound for the many fans-turned-artists who were inspired by Lee’s legendary career. In the wake of Lee’s passing, as notes of honor and remembrance have flooded social media, stunning portraits of the renowned comic-book writer have stood out. Many of the tributes

What your favorite home assistant command really says about you

By IZOD2018-11-12 22:11:46 UTC No matter what kind of home assistant or smart speaker you’re on a first name basis with, chances are you’ve reached co-dependent status with it — because no one wants to physically do things when you can yell at a piece of plastic to do it instead. Playing actual board games? It’s not 1984. Jotting down things for your to-do list? Uh, pens are practically an

Leftovers season is here, so it's time to upgrade your food container situation

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. Your sandwich deserves better than your old takeout containers.Image: Shutterstock / NatalyaBond By Amanda Luz Henning Santiago2018-11-12 22:01:16 UTC Leftover season is upon us, which means that now is the time to invest in some solid Tupperware.  You may be thinking that the mix-matched

The snake 'accidentally donated to Goodwill' has been reunited with its owner

By Morgan Sung2018-11-06 00:17:22 UTC Good news everyone: Toki the snake has been reunited with his family after he was accidentally donated to Goodwill. Whoops!  Toki the snake had been missing for six whole months before he eventually turned up at the local Goodwill in Fort Worth, Texas. His owner, Austin Pair, left him in his covered tank with plenty of food when they vacationed in Hawaii. When Pair came

Best gifts for your dad: Gift ideas for dear ol' dad that go way beyond the played out tie

Mashable reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. 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. By Mashable Deals 2018-11-05 23:56:43 UTC Have you ever tried to buy a gift for the man in your life only to discover that all the internet can

PSA: The creator of 'The Handmaid's Tale' wants you to vote in the midterm elections

“I cannot overstate how important it is to vote tomorrow” – Bruce MillerImage: George Kraychyk/Hulu By Alexis Nedd2018-11-05 23:01:07 UTC On Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the former United States of America was violently transformed into the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian state in which only the worst people have a say in the political process. Taking power from the many and giving it to the few resulted in…pretty much everything

How to turn on Hulu's Night Mode

Hulu’s website now has a night mode.Image: screenshot by jake krol/mashable By Jake Krol2018-11-05 14:57:45 -0800 Whether you call it night mode or dark mode, it’s a trend that plenty of websites and apps have embraced.  Hulu is joining the party by rolling out Night Mode to all web users. It swaps the traditionally brighter colors of an interface for darker tones, like grey or black. For classic software users

What 'Bohemian Rhapsody' gets wrong about Queen

Queen on tour — and not on the edge of splitting up — in 1984, the year before Live Aid.Image: Express Newspapers/Getty Images By Chris Taylor2018-11-05 22:39:12 UTC Bohemian Rhapsody now rules the roost as the top movie in America, as every true Queen fan could have told you it would. (Spoilers ahead for those who haven’t seen it.) And while that’s great for the band’s legacy — proof once

Creepy anglerfish jack-o'-lantern takes pumpkin carving to a whole new level

By Morgan Sung2018-10-30 00:53:02 UTC Are you ready to get spooked?  A Redditor’s daughter wanted a carved pumpkin shaped like her favorite animal, so u/Zmannum2 created this incredible anglerfish.  The anglerfish doesn’t look like much in the daylight, but when the lights are off, its teeth and eyes eerily glow in the dark.  It’s mildly terrifying, but mostly super cool. Trick or treaters will have a blast running into this