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Facebook bans four armed rebel groups in Myanmar

Facebook has banned four rebel groups in Myanmar from the social network for inciting violence, but some experts have criticized the move.Image: SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Matt Binder2019-02-05 18:40:08 UTC Facebook is continuing to clamp down on users in who are using the service to further ethnic violence in the country. In a blog post…

This cat named Michael Scott is the World’s Best Cat

Image: mashable composite: Brittney JernstromBy Nicole Gallucci2019-02-05 19:50:40 UTC The Office's influence is so incredibly strong that even cats are fans of the show, now. And no, we're not just talking about Angela Martin's. Brittney Jernstrom, a 26-year-old Office superfan named her cat Michael Scott after noticing some striking similarities between him and Steve Carell's…

Son scares his easily spooked mom over and over in hilarious video

It's pretty easy to scare your mother, but this son has taken it to another level. You may remember the "scare cam" trend, where people would record themselves... well, scaring their friends. But this shriek-filled video adds fresh life to a trend that was otherwise gasping for air.  Part of what makes this video so…

After 27 years, the Blue Man Group is using a new PVC pipe

Mashable Video 23 minutes ago Take a look inside the unique history and sound of the signature instrument of the famous Blue Man Group. Mashable sat down with Blue Man Mark Frankel to discuss the show's enduring appeal and the introduction of the latest pipe instrument that will wow audiences. 

Hands-on with ‘Ape Out’ combines jazz with primal violence

In Ape Out, you play as an ape who’s trying to get out. It’s unique. It’s jazzy. It’s thrilling. I played a preview build of Ape Out, navigating my way through two “discs,” which act as sorts of worlds and contain a handful of levels that increase in difficulty as a percussive jazz track pushes…

A cat named ‘Peepee’ runs his own Twitter account, and it’s even cuter than...

With the rise and fall of the cat meme economy, we look to online cat personalities to fill the cuteness void in our hearts. But one talkative feline has gone beyond just looking adorable to steal our attention.   Giving an inside look at the daily thoughts of a house cat, Twitter account @peepeeplayhouse shows…

How Google Assistant is planning a huge swing with amazing new features and devices...

In this special edition of MashTalk, Mashable sits down with the Lilian Rincon, director of project management for Google Assistant, at CES 2019. Rincon details the major improvements the new Assistant is packing - like Interpreter Mode - and talks about some sweet new devices that'll be running this Assistant.

World Health Organization Calls to reclassify weed

According to Forbes, the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to change how marijuana is scheduled under drug restrictions. They reassign whole-plant marijuana and resin from the Schedule IV category to a Schedule I. If the changes are adopted, it would serve as an admission by world governments that they were wrong about marijuana.

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Lando Norris: British driver, 18, given Belgium GP practice drive by...

Lando Norris won the European Formula Three title last yearBritish teenager Lando Norris will make his Friday practice debut for McLaren at this week's Belgium Grand Prix. The 18-year-old will deputise for Fernando Alonso after the double world champion announced he would retire from Formula One at the end of the season. Norris, from Glastonbury…

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