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White House Fence-Jumper Made It Inside Before Getting Caught



The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence, and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended.

U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just left the White House on Friday evening when the intruder climbed the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the residence, where agents nabbed him.

The security breach triggered a rare…

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The Obligatory iPhone 6 Unboxing



Happy iPhone 6 day! We already reviewed the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus earlier this week. Still, we can’t have iPhone Day without an unboxing video.

My iPhone 6, courtesy of Verizon, arrived at Mashable HQ earlier this afternoon. If you’re not sick of unboxing videos (and come on, how could you be), you can see me unbox mine and even give it the “small girl pocket” test.

All in all, the iPhone 6 is pretty fantastic. It’s big,…

23 Times Celebs Mastered the Shruggie



Once you’ve seen the shruggie, more commonly recognized in its emoticon-slash-emoji-like form

‘Hunger Games’ Reimagined as a Romantic Comedy



Sure, the Hunger Games series is filled with female empowerment and social justice, but never mind all that. Let’s focus on what really matters: romance!

In honor of the highly anticipated first part of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay hitting theaters in November, Jimmy Kimmel imagines how the franchise can rebrand itself to a different audience. This may be the darkest rom-com you’ll see all year.

Motorcycle-Riding Trash Vigilante Serves Dirty Justice



Beware, litterbugs of the world.

This vigilante biker has had it up to *here* of people openly throwing trash from their vehicles, so she chucks garbage right back at the offenders before speeding away on her motorcycle

Badass? Yes.


10 Best-Kept Business Secrets in the World



Dr. Pepper is a blend of 23 different flavors — but good luck getting that list, because only 3 senior employees are given access to the list

Sure, there are some rip-offs, but there’s only one Dr. Pepper, making its recipe a very important business secret.

Fun fact YouTube channel All Time 10s compiled the top 10 best-kept secrets in business, and unsurprisingly, many of them have to do with food.

Enthusiastic Bro High Fives New Yorkers Trying to Hail a Cab



Thousands of pedestrians every day are left hanging with their arms outstretched. They’re usually just trying to hail a cab, but this friendly bro doesn’t care at all. Instead, he sees a potential high five, and seizes the opportunity.

The video also offers a rare glimpse of New Yorkers smiling and even laughing whilst attempting to hail a cab, a true spectacle

[H/T: Gothamist]

Boko Haram’s Feared Commander Reportedly Among 200 Militants Killed by Nigerian Military



MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Soldiers killed scores of Islamic extremists in a rare victory, as the insurgents advanced on a town near the northeast city of Maiduguri, an officer and other witnesses said.

One officer said a feared Boko Haram commander known only as Amir was among some 200 militants killed in a battle Friday in Konduga town, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and birthplace of the extremist group.

Cadillac’s Hands-Free Car Idea Isn’t Quite ‘Look Ma, No Hands’



General Motors has lapped competitors by announcing a hands-free Cadillac for the 2017 model year, but a self-driving robot car is still a ways off

Eager to change the course of conversation from the 29 million-plus recalls it announced this year, GM CEO Mary Barra touted Super Cruise, a feature that will be available in an unnamed Cadillac 2017 model on Sunday

“With Super Cruise, when there’s a congestion alert on roads like…

Estar: the Ultimate Android App to Master Your Battery Life



It’s not always easy to tell which apps are affecting your battery life the most.

A new Android app from Purdue University researchers, Estar, aims to fix this problem by identifying your most power-hungry apps, and providing more energy-efficient alternatives.

Upon launching, Estar provides two options: “install energy efficient apps” or “stop power hungry apps.” Selecting the first directs you to recommendations…