The Shocking Evolutions of 8 Iconic Female Gaming Characters

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Makeovers aren't just for reality TV. Most video game redesigns incorporate new characters, along with detailed costumes and evolving physiques. Just ask Lara Croft, the titular character of the successful Tomb Raider series. Since 1996, she's been nipped and tucked all over, constantly varying her original outfit. She's not the only one — from the ladies of Street Fighter , to the timeless Princess Zelda, many an iconic female character has been the product of a new program design. Sometimes the changes are severe and sexual, and sometimes they're near insignificant, signaling a semblance of continuity. Read more... More about Entertainment , Gaming , Features , Design , and Women Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg Buys Massive Hawaii Plantation, Report Says

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Mahalo , Mark Zuckerberg . The Facebook founder apparently isn't content with his multimillion-dollar mansion in San Francisco's Dolores Heights neighborhood, despite its renovations that require the presence of up to 50 workers. He has also reportedly invested in a 357-acre beachfront plantation on the island of Kauai in Hawaii — a space zoned for 80 well-appointed homes See also: Mark Zuckerberg Sounds Like the Neighbor From Hell According to Pacific Business News , Zuckerberg dropped $66 million on Kahuaina Plantation on the northeast corner of Kauai. The estate is billed as one of the last large beachfront parcels on the rainforest-filled island, "a vast and pristine oceanfront property that offers the rare opportunity to create a stewardship to last for generations," according to its brochure . Read more... Read more »

White House Intruder Made It Much Farther Than Previously Thought

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A White House intruder made it much deeper into the White House than officials previously revealed earlier this month, according to a new report. The man, officials said on Sept. 20 , was apprehended just inside the North Portico doors. But a Washington Post report , which cites three people familiar with the breach, states that the intruder — who the Secret Service identified as Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas — overpowered a Secret Service agent and ran through much of the main floor, making it as far as the East Room. A map shows just how far the White House intruder got when he jumped a fence and ran through the front door on Sept. 19. Image: Mashable Composite, WhiteHouse.gov Read more.. Read more »

7 Secret Apps to Hide Your Sexy Photos

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As long as smartphones have cameras, people will take nude selfies But when the steamy sexting game is over, keeping risqué photos in your phone's camera album is an awkward moment waiting to happen. The last thing you want is to be showing friends and family your vacation photos and then accidentally give them an embarrassing glimpse of your naked mirror selfie. See also: 7 Crucial Tips to Practice Safe Sexting To make sure these pics don't come back to haunt you, the rule of thumb is to delete them right away and to make sure your phone has a secure password on it. But if you want to hold onto your digital sexts, you'll need to take steps to keep them as private as you can. Read more... More about Apps , Iphone , Android , Photos , and Features Read more »

Study Finds Online Daters Marry Less, Break Up More

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Looking for love online? Don't get too excited by dating sites' success stories. According to a new study , couples who meet online are less likely to get married, and more likely to split up "Is Online Better Than Offline for Meeting Partners? Depends: Are You Looking to Marry or to Date?" analyzed data from another study called "How Couples Meet and Stay Together ." Researchers from the latter study surveyed 4,002 adults across the United States in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 — of those, 3,009 had a spouse or significant other See also: 10 Worst Types of First Messages in Online Dating Aditi Paul, author of "Is Online Better Than Offline for Meeting Partners?" and a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University's Department of Communication, analyzed the earlier study's dataset to see whether couples who met online had better romantic outcomes than those who met offline Read more... More about Online Dating , Us , Lifestyle , and Work Play Read more »

Authorities in Ferguson Still Searching for Man Who Fired at Officer

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Authorities in Ferguson, Missouri are still looking for a man who fired at a police officer there on Saturday night, hitting him in the left arm. The officer's wound is reportedly not life-threatening, and the shooting was not in connection with protests going on elsewhere. A Ferguson officer was making a normal check of the community center there when he approached a man behind the center who began to flee. The officer chased after him before the man turned and fired a volley of shots. Though the Ferguson officer returned fire, there is reportedly no evidence that the man was hit. See also: Police Brutality Videos Blanketed the News This Week Read more... More about Shot , Missouri , Us World , Us , and Ferguson Read more »

‘Doctor Who': The 5 Best Moments From ‘The Caretaker’

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Clara's real life crossed paths with her Tardis life in a major way in the latest episode of Doctor Who , with some interesting results Specifically, boyfriend Danny Pink, who had his suspicions about Clara after he noticed her acting strange on their dates (like that one time she showed up in a space helmet, he said), is now in on her big secret See also: Doctor Who Episode 5 Recap: A Very Timey-Wimey Bank Robbery The truth came out after the threat of an attack from a Skovox Blitzer brought the Doctor to the front door of Clara's school, where he pretended to be a caretaker. And, ever-observant, Danny followed a trail of curious behavior right to the center of the Doctor and Clara's investigation. Read more... More about Recap , Doctor Who , Entertainment , and Tv Read more »

The ‘F*ck It’ Reporter Talks Weed, Snoop Dogg and Going Viral

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Viral fame can come to anyone, not just cute cats or meme-worthy ex-boyfriends. Some people prefer to disappear out of the limelight just as quickly as they came, while others use their fame to further a cause. After reporter Charlo Greene quit her job at KTVA in Anchorage, Alaska by dropping an f-bomb on the air, she went on a crusade to legalize marijuana in her state. Footage of her last report went viral, and now, so has her cause. See also: Nearly 10% of Americans Go to Work High on Weed Greene's next move was launching an Indiegogo campaign, the Alaska Cannabis Club Freedom and Fairness Fight . Greene is the president and CEO of the organization, which claims to be "Alaska's only legal medical marijuana resource." The campaign promotes Alaska state Ballot Measure 2, which would make it legal for citizens to possess an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants, as well as sell and own marijuana paraphernalia. Read more.. Read more »

Everyone Is Talking About Pete Davidson’s ‘SNL’ Debut, as They Should Be

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If SNL 's future looks anything like young comedian Pete Davidson's first appearance on the show Saturday night, here's to another four decades Davidson, who was cast back in September, made his first appearance in Saturday's Chris Pratt-hosted Season 40 opener during Weekend Update , which was helmed by Colin Jost and new co-anchor Michael Che, a former SNL writer who left to join The Daily Show . See also: Get to Know 'SNL' Newcomer Pete Davidson With These 5 Clips In the segment, 20-year-old Davidson, the "resident young person" and the first SNL cast member to be born in the 90s, took to the desk to offer commentary on a story about a kid who defiled a Jesus statue but quickly evolved into a rant about the upside of performing sexual acts for money. "People would be like, 'Pete, you must be gay.' I'd be, like, 'No, I'm a business man,'" Davidson quipped at one point Read more... More about Television , Snl , Saturday Night Live , Entertainment , and Tv Read more »

Five Can’t-Miss Apps: ‘FIFA 15 Ultimate Team’ and More

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Between Apple's epic iOS 8 update fail and word of a new security flaw affecting many computers, you may have missed some this week's best new apps. Luckily, Mashable creates a roundup each weekend of our favorite new and updated apps, so you won't miss out. See also: 10 Apps You Need to Dominate Your Work Day This week's list includes the latest FIFA title from Electronic Arts, a camera app that takes advantage of iOS 8's new camera features and a new app from Eventbrite for event organizers. Check out the gallery, above, to see all the apps that made our list of top picks. And 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 , Gaming , and Apps Software Read more »