NCAA Mascots Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake It Off

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NCAA mascots totally understand that haters are gonna hate, hate, hate. The friendly — or in the case of “Purdue Pete,” horrifying — mascots of the Big Ten NCAA conference decided to throw aside their team allegiances and band together to make their own “Shake It Off” video. Watch as Sparty, Lil’ Red, Herky the Hawk and other Big Ten royalty pay homage to T-Swizzle herself. Seriously, though — what’s the deal with Purdue Pete? Dock Selfie Goes Horribly Wrong on Live TV Delightful Twerking Turtle Will Wiggle Its Way Into Your Heart Marcel the Shell Returns With Provocative Thoughts on Shrimp Monica Lewinsky: 'I Was Periodically Suicidal' Read more... Read more »

Taylor Swift’s ‘Welcome to New York’ Sounds a Lot Like a Robyn Song

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Push play. No, this is not a dance hit from Swedish singer Robyn you're hearing It's Taylor Swift 's new single "Welcome to New York," the third released track from her upcoming pop album 1989 . But it sounds like Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend." Here's Robyn's electropop hit "Call Your Girlfriend" to refresh your eardrums and memory: Though the lyrics have nothing in common, there's no denying the similarities between the dance-ready beats and dramatic bridges Swift sings about the allure of New York City, where she now lives after having left Los Angeles in March to call the Big Apple her new home Read more... More about Music , Entertainment , Celebrities , Taylor Swift , and Robyn Read more »

How to Use Apple Pay: What You Need to Know

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Apple Pay , Apple’s take on the digital wallet, is finally here . If you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you can officially start buying things with the touch of a finger and by waving your phone over an enabled Point of Sale (POS) system. See also: How Apple Pay Will Work With the New iPads But for all the excitement, what do we really know about Apple Pay? Why is it different from other systems, like Google Wallet and tap-to-pay credit cards? Credit card support Apple launched Apple Pay with the support of three major credit card companies: Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Discover is notably absent, but those three networks cover more than 90% of the market, based on 2012 data from CardHub . Read more... More about Apple , Digital Wallet , Iphone 6 , Tech , and Gadgets Read more »

BlackBerry’s Comeback Plan Is Bearing Fruit — So Far

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For Järn Harry, his BlackBerry Z10 has one killer feature that iPhones just can't match: a blinking red light. "I look at the iPhone, and I don't know if there's a message or not," Harry says. As the head of new business ventures for Comptel , a Helsinki-based software firm, Harry finds BlackBarry unmatched for running business apps. He is also a fan of BlackBerry 10's Hub, which centralizes his messages. Harry also owns an iPhone 6, which he likes, but hates the HTC One "For my use, it's perfect," he says of the Z10. "It's tailored for business use." See also: Watch People React to the Bizarrely Shaped BlackBerry Passport Read more.. Read more »

‘Doctor Who’ Episode 9 Recap: Terror in Two Dimensions

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This recap contains spoilers for the most recent episode of Doctor Who , "Flatline." Don't say we didn't warn you. The Doctor is a hard man to understand. We mere mortals find it difficult to grasp when he gets giddy over things he hasn't encountered before –- because 9 times out of 10, that thing is probably trying to kill everyone In the last episode, " Mummy on the Orient Express, " the Doctor found himself face to face with an ancient fallen soldier who was killing guests on the train in order to gain their life energy. See also: Cosplayers Explain 'Doctor Who' in 10 Seconds Clara was upset about the Doctor’s willingness to deal in acceptable losses — a problem she has been grappling with nearly all season. But when you're in the Doctor’s shoes, it’s a lot harder to criticize. Read more... More about Entertainment , Doctor Who , Tv , Watercooler , and Doctor Who Season 8 Read more »

Tweet a Short Story for a Chance to Win a Copy of Margaret Atwood’s ‘Stone Mattress’

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Novels, poems, essays, children's books — Margaret Atwood can write it all Since she released her first poetry collection Double Persephone in 1961, Atwood has published more than 50 works, including her dystopian masterpiece The Handmaid's Tale . See also: Read the First Story from Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress,' Our MashableReads Selection Most recently, Atwood has delved into short story writing with her collection Stone Mattress: Nine Tales , October's MashableReads book club selection. Throughout the collection, Atwood explores what it means to grow old, detailing everything from how an aging genre-writer plots revenge against his former roommates to how a near-blind elderly woman struggles to survive an attack on her retirement home. Read more... More about Twitter , Social Media , Challenge , Margaret Atwood , and Travel Leisure Read more »

New ‘Call of Duty’ Trailer Shows Futuristic Mayhem

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare may still have a three weeks left until its release, but publisher Activision is giving eager fans the high-octane launch trailer now. The trailer shows bits of gameplay spliced in with lots of fast-paced action. It also includes shots of a motion-captured Kevin Spacey, the game's main villain. Spacey plays Jonathan Irons, the head of military corporation Atlas, which has consolidated much of the world's power in this bleak future setting See also: 'Call of Duty' Creative Director Talks Storytelling and Kevin Spacey Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on Nov. 4. Read more... More about Entertainment , Gaming , Activision , Call Of Duty , and Game Trailers Read more »

Astronaut’s Timelapse Video Shows Europe From Space

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The music is as dazzling as the scene in a timelapse video that shows Europe—and other parts of the globe—from space. The footage, shot by Astronaut Alexander Gerst, was released on YouTube by the European Space Agency on Saturday. See also: I'm an Astronaut. Here's the World as I See It Gerst took the remarkable video that passes over the German's home continent twice from the International Space Station, which was hovering around 400 kilometers in altitude, or roughly 250 miles The self-described "astronaut, geophysicist, volcanologist and explorer" is no stranger to sharing his experiences on the International Space Station on social media. In recent days, Gerst has tweeted images of the space station at sunset, Hurricane Gonzalo from above and him testing new materials for clothing Read more... More about Space , Europe , Us World , and Videos Read more »

5 Can’t-Miss Apps: ‘RollerCoaster Tycoon,’ Alien Blue and More

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With Google unveiling the latest updates to its Nexus line — the Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet— and Apple revealing two new iPads and new Macs, you may have missed some of the week's best new apps Luckily, each weekend, Mashable rounds up our favorite new and updated apps so you won't miss out. See also: Everything You Need to Know From Apple's iPad Event This week's list includes a mobile version of RollerCoaster Tycoon making its Android debut, a popular Reddit client becoming the new official app of Reddit and an Angry Birds meets Transformers mashup Check out the gallery, above, to see all the apps that made our list. If you're looking for more, check out last week's roundup of can't-miss apps. Read more... More about Tech , Android Apps , Ios Apps , Apps Software , and Apps And Software Read more »