20 of the best Tinder pickup lines we could find on Reddit

20 of the best Tinder pickup lines we could find on Reddit

It’s difficult to say whether e-dating has weakened or boosted the pickup line game. It probably depends on who you ask.

To get to the bottom of it, we ventured on over to Reddit to check out the general state of cheesy one-liners to be deployed in an online dating setting. And the results are, well … the results kinda speak for themselves. But as far as we can tell, pickup lines, like cockroaches after an apocalyptic event, have survived the shift to online dating and are doing just fine. 

From the looks of r/pickuplines and other threads we dug into, they continue to be as prevalent — and face-palm inducing — as ever.  Read more...

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Dwayne Johnson drops delightful first trailer for NBC's 'Young Rock'

Dwayne Johnson drops delightful first trailer for NBC's 'Young Rock'

Fans of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are in for a treat this February.

On Saturday, the beloved wrestler-turned-actor gave his Twitter and Instagram followers a sneak peek at Young Rock, NBC's upcoming sitcom based on Johnson's life. Debuting a delightful teaser trailer for the series, created and executive produced by Fresh Off the Boat's Nahnatchka Khan, Johnson wrote, "I wish my dad was around to see. Maaaaan he would've been proud."

Young Rock received a straight-to-series order for 11 episodes from NBC, and will depict Johnson's life from when he was a child and teenager growing up in the world of pro wrestling to his college football days and Hollywood beginning. Johnson is set to appear in every episode, with younger versions of himself played by Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, and Uli Latukefu.  Read more...

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Tiny chihuahua looks more like a porcupine after a run-in with static electricity

Tiny chihuahua looks more like a porcupine after a run-in with static electricity

What a week, huh? It doesn't particularly matter which week you're watching this, even — I'm sure it was a week. Thankfully, we have hilarious pet videos to distract from everything else going on in the world. Like this one, featuring a tiny pup with a big electric charge.

In this short but sweet video, a chihuahua-yorkie mix gets a fuzzy rubdown from its owner, causing wild static hair. While I can't take a ruler to this dog, her hair stands almost as tall as her legs. She resembles a blonde porcupine afterwards, but she doesn't seem to mind at all. She shakes it off and continues her business. Let us all be like this por-chihuahua. Read more...

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Facebook bars events close to the Biden inauguration, state capitols

Facebook bars events close to the Biden inauguration, state capitols

Facebook is taking steps to avoid a repeat of what happened on Jan. 6.

When Donald Trump supporters gathered in Washington, D.C. for a mass gathering that eventually ended in the sacking of the U.S. Capitol, many of the groups that attended used social media platforms like Facebook and Parler to organize. Now, ahead of President-elect Joseph R. Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration, Facebook is pulling the plug on events.

"We are blocking the creation of any new Facebook events happening in close proximity to locations including the White House, the US Capitol building and any of the state capitol buildings through Inauguration Day," the social network wrote in a Friday update to its post covering Jan. 20 preparations.  Read more...

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FAA approves first fully-automated commercial drone flights (with a catch)

FAA approves first fully-automated commercial drone flights (with a catch)

You can officially claim autonomous commercial drones for your 2021 bingo card. 

On Friday, Massachusetts-based industrial drone developer American Robotics announced it had received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate its fully-automated "Scout" drones without any humans on-site. 

It's the first waiver of its kind, as the FAA has previously approved the use of autonomous commercial drones exclusively under the condition that human observers be present along the flight path — or that risk of collision be mitigated through otherwise hyper-strict limitations. Advocates of drone technology say those restrictions have long held the industry back. Read more...

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Warning: Telegram is not end-to-end encrypted by default

Warning: Telegram is not end-to-end encrypted by default

After tech behemoths like Twitter moved to ban Trump and thousands of other far-right accounts, millions moved to apps like Signal and Telegram for their encrypted messaging services. 

There's one rub, though: Telegram, unlike Signal, doesn't have end-to-end encryption by default. 

End-to-end encryption means that only the message sender and receiver can read the message. Even the server that hosts it, such as Signal or iMessage on Apple devices, can't decrypt and read what someone wrote. If those servers were ever hacked, hackers wouldn't be able to read the messages, either. It's safe to say, then, that end-to-end (e2e) encryption is an imperative element to secure messaging.  Read more...

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HBO Max will now release 'Godzilla vs. Kong' two months early

HBO Max will now release 'Godzilla vs. Kong' two months early

Hollywood's wild ride through the global pandemic continues.

First it was the Warner Bros. decision in late-2020 to shift all of its 2021 theatrical releases over to the HBO Max streaming service. Now, one of the studio's big blockbusters for the year, Godzilla vs. Kong, will be arriving for streaming an unheard-of two months ahead of schedule.

The new release date is March 26, 2021.

It's not uncommon for Hollywood to shift release dates around even when there isn't a dangerous illness sweeping across the planet. But this is still a surprise, starting with the fact that Godzilla vs. Kong is even coming to HBO Max as part of the Warner Bros. 2021 plan. Read more...

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Apple is closing even more stores across three states due to COVID

Apple is closing even more stores across three states due to COVID

In-store retail has taken an obvious hit due to the pandemic, and even tech giant Apple isn't immuneApple is closing more than 20 stores in North Carolina, Texas, and Georgia, Bloomberg reports, because of the virus spikes in those areas.  

"Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas," Apple told Bloomberg in a statement. "We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation, and we look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible."

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NASA declares the Mars InSight digger dead after two years

NASA declares the Mars InSight digger dead after two years

NASA announced on Thursday that a "mole" on Mars has ended its mission after landing on the Red Planet nearly two years ago.

The mole — also called a digger, drill, and probe — was built by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and deployed by NASA's InSight lander. Its purpose was to drill 16 feet into Martian soil to take its temperature and...well, it never managed to do that. 

The digger had drilled down merely 14 inches before getting stuck in the first month of its mission. Months later in Oct. 2019, NASA engineers made a plan to put the digger back on track by using a robotic scoop to help refill the 14 inches and support the digger in its next attempt at burrowing down 16 feet. The team at NASA was confident that the probe was finally ready to go, but they were wrong. Read more...

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Watching makeup tutorials made me feel confident wearing less makeup

Watching makeup tutorials made me feel confident wearing less makeup

When we spend so much of our time online, we’re bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s series I learned it on the internet.


The first time I wore liquid foundation, I smeared it all over my face like it was moisturizer. I was on spring break my freshman year of high school and my best friend was giving me a makeup lesson. I regularly wore eye makeup, but was clueless about the rest of my face. 

My friend and I stood in front of the mirror, using our hands to apply the cheap foundation, then brushing loose powder over our faces.

Now, obviously, the application method was inexpert. But as someone who has struggled with acne, seeing it covered up was a game changer for me. In addition to bad skin, I also have blonde eyelashes and eyebrows, so I’ve always felt more comfortable with a face full of makeup.  Read more...

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