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Health officials on high alert as Disneyland measles outbreak spreads



A measles outbreak linked to Disneyland continues to spread and while California remains the hardest hit state, health officials in Arizona are on high alert ahead of the Super Bowl.

Authorities have confirmed at least 109 cases, 91 of which are in California, according to a Friday update from the California Department of Public Health. That’s up from 78 cases reported on Jan. 23. Seven Arizona residents have been infected, but at least 1,000 people in three counties in the Grand Canyon…

Snapchat to premiere original series starring Sasha Spielberg



Snapchat will debut its first original series this Saturday on the heels of the rollout of its media platform Discover earlier this week.

The series, titled Literally Can’t Even, will appear on the app’s Snap Channel, as part of the new Discover feature, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sasha Spielberg and Emily Goldwyn, daughters of Steven Spielberg and John Goldwyn respectively, will write and star in the series. The duo…

Here’s the Super Bowl puppy ad you haven’t seen



Commercials aren’t real, you know, even those slick, pricey, emotional ones that will run in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. So dry your tears, you big softies, because it’s all make believe.

Or, watch this story about a sweet little kid who doesn’t get a fluffy puppy and completely falls apart. Through your sniffles, you might dejectedly ask: “Why, oh why, didn’t his dumb dad have a mobile paying system?”

FirstBank, a Lakewood,…

Even droids know the Force is with vaccination



A long time ago, in a decade far, far away, parents knew the importance of immunizing their children, and doctors were the guardians of health in America. Before the dark times. Before Jenny McCarthy

Given the recent outbreak of measles at Disneyland — a disease that was considered all but eradicated in 2000 — it’s ironic to discover that a couple of characters now owned by Disney were involved in the pro-vaccine movement as early as 1977. Namely, R2-D2 and C-3PO.

The metal pair warned…

With hotels full, Airbnb hosts win big during Super Bowl



PHOENIX — Like a Hail Mary pass, some Super Bowl revelers tossed lodging plans at the last minute to the wind and landed in the arms of Airbnb hosts.

Local resident Sky King is one of those hosts who have opened their doors to the influx of travelers in need of lodging as hotels have had no vacancies for months now

Four New Yorkers are renting King’s house and adjoining guest house for $1,000 per night, though…

5 things you need to know about your TV before the Super Bowl



Outside of Black Friday, the Super Bowl probably inspires the most hastily considered TV purchases and setups of all the year’s events. The goal is straightforward: Get a big TV, and set it up in the best way possible for the Big Game. But given the myriad models, settings and ways to watch, things can get dicey pretty quick.

Between curved TVs, differing technologies (OLED, LCD, etc.) and the rise of 4K, picking out a TV is hard. Then, once you’ve settled on a screen, there are some common…

8 Vines that illustrate dream gadgets we’d love to have



Last week, we asked you to dream up your ideal gadget, whether it was as fantastical as an invisibility device, or as practical as an x-ray vision smartphone.

To bring you this challenge, Mashable partnered with Kingsman: The Secret Service, an upcoming action film by 20th Century Fox

Scrolling through the hashtag #DreamGadget, we were pleased to see submissions that encompassed both live-action and stop-motion techniques. Here…

Apple’s historic first quarter results, by the unbelievably large numbers



It has been awhile since Apple caused investors’ jaws to drop, but that’s what happened earlier this week when it reported results for the first quarter.

The Cupertino company set a new record for iPhone sales, thanks to its introduction of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Those sales propelled Apple’s quarterly revenue to a new record high, and also set a record for quarterly profits — not just a record for Apple, but a new record for quarterly profits reported by any public company. Ever

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Gerard Piqué has second son with Shakira, is winning at life so hard



If we follow sports in part to live vicariously through our favorite athletes, then it’s hard to find a better one to emulate than soccer star Gerard Piqu