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Did Messenger just make Facebook cool for teens again? Not quite.



Being “cool” is a fleeting sensation for Silicon Valley companies, where innovation moves at breakneck speeds, competition is relentless and users often fickle.

Secret Is Working On New Apps, Won’t Shut Down Original Product


7 vintage ads starring Hollywood actors before they were famous



Most Hollywood A-listers had to get to the small screen before making the big screen.

Take Robert De Niro, who starred in a 1969 car commercial for the AMC Ambassador before graduating to serious, feature roles in The Godfather: Part II and Taxi Driver. Or John Travolta, who appeared in a commercial for the U.S. Army long before he starred as Danny Zuko in Grease.

As Drake would put it, “Started from the bottom, now we’re…

‘Milky substance’ mailed to White House tentatively tests positive for cyanide



An envelope addressed to the White House contained a “milky substance” that has tentatively tested positive for cyanide.

While an initial test Monday proved negative, more biological testing Tuesday had a “presumptive positive” result, The Associated Press reports

The letter, which was received Sunday, is set to be tested again at another facility to confirm the positive result, according to a statement from the Secret Service, which declined further comment as the investigation is…

This is Crimea a year after its ‘return to Russia’



Rallies and concerts kicked off a weeklong celebration marking the one-year anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. Supporters on Monday unfurled a massive Russian flag during a large rally in Simferopol, where hundreds gathered waving flags and celebrating in the street.

Russia sent troops into Crimea in early 2014. On March 16, Crimeans held a referendum for succession, a move the U.N. and several countries declared illegal

Secret Service agents investigated after White House car crash



The Homeland Security Department is investigating two senior Secret Service agents accused of crashing a car into a White House security barrier, an agency spokesman says.

Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback said Wednesday that recently appointed Director Joseph Clancy has been briefed on the March 4 incident. Clancy has asked the Homeland Security Department’s Inspector General’s Office to investigate the…

Shh… here’s a sneak peek into our SXSW Mashable House



Wow. Just… wow.

We’ve been keeping a pretty tight lid on the details for our 2015 SXSW Mashable House, and for good reason. With more surprises, more pop culture craziness and more homages to the year in digital culture than ever before, this is one event you really have to see to believe.

But, with that being said, there are a few details we are able to release.

Visit our hidden speakeasy

The Easter Egg is back. Our secret bar, hidden within the Mashable House, is the perfect spot to take…

Toronto tunnel digger reveals identity, confirms it was a man cave



TORONTO — The person responsible for Toronto’s much-discussed mystery tunnel has finally come forward.

His name is Elton McDonald, and he’s a 22-year-old construction worker who describes himself as the “main digger” behind an elaborate 34-foot-long chamber that set the city abuzz and puzzled police last week

“I just want people to know that I meant no harm at all,” McDonald told The Toronto Sun in an interview on…

No one’s buying Kurt Cobain’s childhood home, so it’s back on the market for $100K less



Kurt Cobain’s childhood home has been re-listed at $400,000 this week — down from its $500,000 price tag 18 months ago

The updated listing for Cobain’s former home in Aberdeen, Washington, describes the sale as “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of rock history.” It adds that the building can be moved and used as part of a “larger institution or private collection.”

Cobain’s mother originally put…