San Francisco cops flaunt epic, amphibious ‘quadski’ at Giants game



SAN FRANCISCO — Beware, robbers who plan on stealing items on dry land before running to the shores of the San Francisco Bay, plunging into the water and swimming to safety and a life on the lam

San Francisco cops have you covered, as they proved this weekend by flexing their amphibious abilities at a Giants game

An SFPD officer was spotted straddling a very Batman-esque “quadski” on Saturday in McCovey Cove, the…

Tyler, the Creator not banned in Australia, provokes Twitter abuse anyway



Fans of American rapper Tyler, the Creator have subjected the head of an Australian women’s group to online rape and death threats.

On Tuesday, Tyler tweeted he was now banned from playing in Australia. His tour, which was to begin in early September, was over, he said, and it was all thanks to Coralie Alison, the director of operations at women’s advocacy group, Collective Shout.


Emotional farewell as students perform haka dance at teacher’s funeral



It is the deepest show of respect

A large group of school children in New Zealand have honoured their beloved teacher by performing the traditional dance, the haka, as his hearse rolled into the school for the funeral

At least 1,700 boys at Palmerston North Boys’ High School on New Zealand’s North Island participated in the epic performance for their physical education and maths teacher, Dawson Tamatea.

Tamatea, 55, died in his…

Not-so-graceful eagle struggles at landing



Seal’s Fly Like an Eagle might have had different lyrics if he’d seen this bird.

This golden eagle tried to make a graceful landing before misjudging a branch as a solid perch. It was in that moment the bird knew it had made a huge mistake. After contemplating what exactly just happened, it clawed its way up to the nest and brushed it off like no one was watching.

It wasn’t like there was a hidden video recording the fail for thousands of people to watch later.

Boy Scouts lifts ban on openly gay scout leaders



In a historic move, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Executive Committee voted on Monday to lift its ban on openly gay scout leaders. At the same time, though, the organization also voted to allow church-sponsored scout troops to exclude gay scout leaders for religious reasons

Please read info concerning the amendment of BSA adult leadership standards

— Boy Scouts – BSA (@boyscouts) July 27, 2015

In a…

‘World first’ electronic ink traffic signs trialled in Australia



Traffic signs using similar electronic ink technology to Amazon’s Kindle e-reader could soon be lining Australian roads, after a successful trial

Developed by Australia’s Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), the new energy efficient signage is designed to allow the transport department to display up-to-date information to motorists

“The technology came about through staff who saw the potential of e-reader…

We watched the OnePlus 2 launch in VR and it was a total waste of time



What happens when an upstart phone maker decides to launch its latest “flagship killer” in an elaborate VR launch?

Well, as it turns out, not a whole lotMashable product analyst Raymond Wong and myself decided to participate in the OnePlus 2 VR launch

Touted as the very first VR product launch, the Google Cardboard-aided experience was definitely interesting. It was also wholly unnecessary and a very,…

British Lord quits over drug and prostitution claims, says sorry for ‘embarrassment’



LONDON — Lord John Sewel, who was filmed allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes, has resigned from the House of Lords on Tuesday morning, apologising for his behaviour

The Sun on Sunday newspaper published photographs and video of Sewel naked and appearing to snort cocaine along with snippets of his conversations with prostitutes. He was also caught out giving his opinion on senior political figures…

Arizona Cardinals hire NFL’s first female coach — but only as an intern



The Arizona Cardinals made history Monday night by announcing that they’ve hired Jen Welter to work with the team’s inside linebackers during training camp, crowning her the first female coach of any kind in the NFL

An NFL spokesman confirmed to Mashable that Welter will make history this pre-season as the first woman to hold a coaching position in the league. But after that? It’s anyone’s guess, as Welter is actually being hired only as a coaching intern for training camp and pre-season…

Eva Longoria does wear glasses, makes it clear in nerdiest way possible



Eva Longoria wears glasses, despite what you may have read recently.

The actress and Specsavers ambassador has responded on Twitter to an article by Australia publication, The Sydney Morning Herald, after lifestyle journalist Jenna Clarke claimed her glasses were all for show, that Longoria had shamelessly sold out and Desperate Housewives is for old people

“We had Eva Longoria, the star of Desperate Housewives (don’t…