Instagram just added a powerful new way to stalk people on the app

Instagram is now even more of a stalker's paradise. Everyone's favorite photo and video sharing app has just added an "Activity Status" that lets all your friends and followers "see when you were last active" on the app, just like on Facebook Messenger. Creeeeeeeepy! SEE ALSO: 12 awesome Instagram features you're probably not using When you open up Instagram Direct, the messaging section of the app, you'll now see it shows whether your friends … [Read more...]

Yep, Barack Obama’s birthday Instagram message to Michelle is super adorable

When it comes to being adorable, Barack Obama has a strong track record. Last year he surprised Michelle with a special video for their 25th wedding anniversary, and pretty much nobody could handle how cute it was. SEE ALSO: Barack Obama teams up with Chance the Rapper and Steph Curry for uplifting new ad Anyway, he's at it again. On Wednesday, to celebrate Michelle's 54th birthday, Barack shared the following post on Instagram. You're not … [Read more...]

How Google’s ‘speed update’ will affect mobile search

Google searches on your phone are about to get an important upgrade. The company announced an upcoming "speed update" to search, which will put some slower loading pages lower down in search results on mobile devices. SEE ALSO: Google's latest Pixel feature is your first look at the future of search Google says it expects the speed update, set to take effect in July, will only affect "a small percentage of queries," but given the number of Google … [Read more...]

Nintendo Labo is a new DIY way to play games on the Switch

Nintendo has revealed a whole new lineup of video game accessories for the Switch ... and they're all made of cardboard. SEE ALSO: The Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console ever in the U.S. Nintendo Labo is a new line of accessories that allow players to transform their Switch console and Joy-Con controllers into new ways to play. The different Labo creations (called Toy-Cons) include one that turns the Joy-Con into a fishing rod and … [Read more...]

Your grandparents will love being friends with this robot

Meet the friendly robot that is designed to converse... with the elderly. Although human company may be nicer, this robot is quite possibly smarter. It can arrange appointments, remind you to Skype your family and take your medicine, and suggest fun activitiesThis robot could be a great friend. Read more...More about Elderly, Real Time, Real Time Video, Real Time, and Elderly Support … [Read more...]

Vine’s been gone for a year, but we still think about these Vines every day

It's been a year since Vine kicked the bucket, but that doesn't mean we've forgotten our favorite six-second vids. On Jan. 17, 2017, the Vine app became Vine Camera, and users were rendered unable to post new videos to the Vine community. But did this mean we stopped watching Vines? No! Thanks to YouTube and the Vine archive, which works only sometimes, we've been able to watch old classics like Peanut Butter Baby and Maple the Dog whenever our … [Read more...]

This ridiculous electric SUV concept is over the top in every way

Chinese EV startup 'BYTON' has an electric SUV concept in the works and it's packed to the brim with unnecessary tech—including a massive 49-inch gesture-controlled dashboard display and a fitness tracker that keeps tabs on your heart rate, blood pressure, and weight. The SUV isn't available for pre-order yet, but the startup plans to add some autonomous driving features in 2019. Read more...More about Tech, Startup, Technology, Ces, and … [Read more...]

This window lets you experience augmented reality without the glasses

Deep Frame is a curved display that overlays projections onto the world around you. Read more...More about Tech, Technology, Windows, 3d, and Virtual Reality … [Read more...]

Ellen Pompeo’s ultra-candid chat about equal pay is worth reading — even if you aren’t a ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fan

Most actors don't like to discuss what they get paid for any given project, but Ellen Pompeo isn't afraid to flaunt the fact that she's finally getting what she deserves after so many years of kicking ass on TV. In a candid interview with The Hollywood Reporter, long-time Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo opened up about her 14-year tenure on one of the most successful primetime dramas on television, her fight to get paid as much as a star should … [Read more...]

Nordstrom, Target, Wayfair, and others are having massive kitchen, bath, and bedding sales

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Semi-annual White Sales are in full swing. Just like November is known for Black Friday and its sales on holiday gifts, electronics, and more, January is known for its sales on bedding, towels, kitchen appliances, and other home items. New year, new me, new … [Read more...]

Set your email free with Mailbird, an organizational app that can change the way you work

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. It’s hard to keep your email organized. You’re always juggling multiple windows and screens and secretly hoping that your boss won’t notice that you haven’t responded to her last 14 emails. There are too many tasks associated with … [Read more...]

Get a lightweight hiking backpack for $16

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Whether you're taking a hike up a mountain or just trudging through your morning commute, the Venture Pal Backpack can help you hold on to everything you need. SEE ALSO: Solar-charging backpacks let you power up while on the go and these are some of our … [Read more...]

Cycle ball is the weirdest sport you’ve probably never heard of

Cycle ball is a unique medley between soccer and cycling. The odd sport has been around for over a hundred years, yet is not really well known internationally. But it definitely looks like fun. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Sport, Ball, Cycling, and Bicycle … [Read more...]

Anna Kendrick was confused for another Anna K. Oh, she noticed.

Anna Kendrick didn't just welcome twins with Enrique Iglesias. But a news story using the wrong image has the Pitch Perfect star taking to Twitter with a hilarious thread about the mistake. Yahoo News ran a story about the "Hero" singer reportedly sharing photos of his new babies with tennis star Anna Kournikova — but it used the wrong Anna K's picture. SEE ALSO: 'Pitch Perfect 3' is...fine, and you can't have expected more than … [Read more...]