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Animate robots and machines for our MashFlix Vine challenge

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For this week’s Vine challenge, we want to see robots and machines take over.

Build a DIY-style cardboard robot, or take kitchenware and create one made out of metal. Action figures and illustrations are fair game, too. Whether retro or futuristic, as long as it’s a manmade machine of some sort, we’re happy to see it in your Vines.

The theme is in line with Alex Garland’s latest feature film, Ex Machina, which we’ve selected for our…

10+ events in advertising and startups

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The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it’s advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we’re highlighting five events that can help move your career forward. If you don’t find something that’s right for you, check out dozens of event listings featured in our complete listing.

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On the Events Board, you can sort listings by date added, get discount codes as a Mashable reader and watch videos of past…

IKEA Australia says no to mass hide-and-seek games

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IKEA is killing the fun everywhere.

The store known for breaking up relationships has gone a step further and is breaking up the good times

Earlier this month, IKEA banned people playing the popular childhood game hide-and-seek in stores across the Netherlands, and now the company has its sights set on keeping hiders and seekers out of stores across Australia.

It may have something to do with the tens of…

Brian Williams makes first public appearance since NBC suspension

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Former NBC anchor Brian Williams made his first public appearance on Sunday since his suspension, using his celebrity to help his old high school stay open

Williams attended at a fundraiser for Mater Dei, the Catholic high school in New Jersey that he attended. The anchor spoke with local paper The Two River Times, which called him the school’s “most famous graduate” in its report on the event, the “Save the Seraphs” gala

Williams…

I Tried To Interview This Celebrity Dog At SXSW

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The niche communities of SXSW Interactive 2015

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If you’re feeling a strong wave of SXSW 2015 FOMO, don’t worry — we feel it too. And there are certainly plenty of valid reasons for this. For tech enthusiasts, Internet lovers, pop-culture savants and entrepreneurs, SXSW Interactive is the place to be. From product showcases to quirky Meetups, interactive installations and unforgettable parties, the first few days of the conference offer something for any and everyone

We often focus on the tech trends when talking about SXSW — which is, of…

How to watch UK Budget 2015 live

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LONDON — What’s in the red box!?

We’ll get an answer to that question Wednesday when Britain’s chancellor for the exchequer stands up in the House of Commons to deliver the 2015 Budget.

The Budget takes place after Prime Minister’s questions and includes a review of how the UK economy is performing, how it’s expected to do in the future and any changes to taxes. This year’s Budget is especially important because it comes just…

When and how to watch Friday’s solar eclipse

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A total solar eclipse is coming on Friday, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. GMT, and is sure to captivate people across Europe who will be able to see part of it.

The rare event will be visible in a wide swath of the Northern Hemisphere, seen as a total eclipse in the Faroe Islands and Svalbard, and as a partial eclipse all the way from Scotland to northern Africa.

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Image: Mashable, Bob Al-Greene

The solar eclipse will occur when the sun, moon and Earth are aligned so that the moon’s shadow…

Here’s where you can see the Mashable team speaking at SXSW

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SXSW is a breeding ground for new ideas, where thought leaders from every industry can share center stage to discuss the hottest topics in technology and innovation.

As always, Mashable is excited to be a part of the discussion. Join us in Austin on March 14-17, where we’ll be speaking about everything from what makes a great geek moment to how to predict what will go viral.

For more information, including exact times and…

10 pi facts for the most irrational Pi Day of your life

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This isn’t just any Pi Day. It’s singularly the most perfect Pi Day that will ever happen in your lifetime.

For 24 hours, Pi Day 2015 will be the one and only Pi Day in the next 1000 years that will actually reflect the first five numbers in everyone’s favorite irrational number, pi, which is 3.1415.

The next time pie lovers and pi lovers alike will see such an event will not be until March 14, 3015.

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