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James Gandolfini’s son has been cast as a young Tony Soprano and it couldn’t be more perfect

Michael Gandolfini at HBO's Official Golden Globe Awards After Party in LA, January 2019 Image: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown By Laura Byager2019-01-23 13:36:52 UTC The upcoming Sopranos prequel movie just found its young Tony Soprano, and the casting couldn't be more perfect.  19-year old actor Michael Gandolfini, son of James...

Patreon’s idealism might actually be paying off

Amanda McLoughlin just quit her day job — to play Dungeons and Dragons. Well, sort of. McLoughlin is a co-host of a podcast that encourages D&D enthusiasts, and, in her words, re-creates the experience of playing with your friends. McLoughlin is also a podcast consultant, teaching others how to grow...

YouTube TV is going nationwide just in time for cord-cutting Super Bowl fans

YouTube TV will expand in availability before Super Bowl Sunday. Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images By Matt Binder2019-01-23 14:00:00 UTC YouTube TV is expanding nationwide. Starting today, YouTube will begin rolling out an expansion for its live TV streaming platform, YouTube TV. According to the company, the service will be...

The sad silence of the National Parks Instagram accounts

On Dec. 22, 2018, when parts of the federal government went into shutdown mode, it caused a ripple effect that's continued to be felt by workers and the public alike, sometimes in unexpected ways.  Among the wide-ranging consequences of the shutdown has been the silence from the various National Park...

Extreme weather — not politicians — convinces Americans that climate change is real

Americans find today's climate science increasingly convincing, and a damaging mix of exceptional drought, storms, and record-breaking heat is the reason why.  The results of a new survey — conducted in November 2018 by the University of Chicago's Energy Policy Institute and the research organization The Associated Press-NORC Center for...

Instagram: We swear we’re not hiding your posts

Instagram isn't hiding your posts on purpose, the company says. Image: mashable / lili sams By Karissa Bell2019-01-23 02:40:10 UTC Instagram is once again trying to reassure users that its algorithm isn't actively "hiding" posts from people. The company issued a rare rebuttal to criticism of its algorithm in response to...

Sinkhole opens up a block from the White House. Yes, another one.

Remember the Sinkhole Incident of May 2018? We've got another one. Image: De Agostini via Getty Images By Shannon Connellan2019-01-23 04:11:42 UTC It figures that in the midst of the longest government shutdown in American history, the earth would literally open up a block from the grounds of White House. Yet...

Sony’s adorable robot dog Aibo now comes in chocolate

Sony's robot dog companion, Aibo, now comes in a brand new colour: chocolate. The tech giant announced the new special edition, tri-tone shade for its four-legged friend on Tuesday.  An alternative to the standard Bicentennial Man-like white/ivory version, the special edition Aibo will come in three shades of brown. It's available...

Can kids hear Grover dropping an F-bomb in that viral audio illusion?

At the end of December, Redditor u/schrodert was watching Sesame Street with his daughter, when he thought he heard beloved monster Grover drop an F-bomb. "Yes, yes that's a fucking excellent idea!" he seemed to say. The clip went viral, like the whole Laurel/Yanny debate, even Jimmy Kimmel heard it. But the...

The Roomba 690 is on sale for cheaper than its Black Friday price right now

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Let the Roomba clean up this mess. Image: iRobot By Rudie ObiasMashable Deals2019-01-22 21:52:07 UTC Did you know you can pick up a brand new iRobot Roomba for less than $250? It's true. The...