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Adorable 3-year-old kicks and punches her way through the Taekwondo student creed



Meet Sophie Wong.

She’ll kick your ass, just as soon as she’s finished reciting her student creed at Leeds Taekwondo and Premier Martial Arts Centre.

“I will develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that may reduce my mental growth or my physical health,” she promises, before busting out some fierce moves.

Ready stance go!

It’s raining, it’s pouring, wet Oscars is less boring



LOS ANGELES — As it was last year, the red carpet is a shade darker. Yep, rain at the Oscars is becoming a bit of a short-term tradition.

The Academy Awards red carpet once again took place under the big, clear plastic tent, which they set up whenever there’s even a chance of rain. And, as last year, it was more than a chance — it was a big, wet reality:

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The tent tent over the red carpet outside the entrance to the Kodak Theatre.

Image: AP Photo/Amy…

Google Street View adds Greenland Viking ruins and glacial landscapes



Google’s Street View continues to go where roads end, and the latest addition will give you a glimpse of Viking ruins and a glacial icecap.

Google has curated a few Greenland landmarks and landscapes that require you to go no further than wherever you’re sitting right now.

Some of the sights include Qassiarsuk, where Erik the Red settled in 982 after his native Norway exiled him for murder. The settlement was called…

Google and Mattel gives the View-Master a virtual reality overhaul



NEW YORK — The iconic View-Master toy from the early 1900s is getting a massive overhaul with the help of Google and virtual reality technology.

Mattel’s new View-Master looks more like an Oculus Rift headset than the original, which launched 75 years ago. The device, which will debut this fall for $30, works with various smartphones; users must slide in their mobile device, and pair it with a corresponding app. The View-Master uses Google’s virtual reality cardboard technology, and enables…

Live: Follow the 2015 Grammy Awards on Mashable’s live blog



With more than 20 performances featuring nearly three dozen artists the 2015 Grammy Awards is already shaping up to be quite the affair. Be sure to follow the fun on Mashable‘s live blog.

3 things you need to know:

  • We brought our selfie stick to the Grammys red carpet.

  • There are nearly three dozen confirmed performers for Sunday’s ceremony.

  • You can watch the Grammys legally online for the first time ever.

  • Live updates:

    GIFs now finally work in TweetDeck



    GIFs have come to TweetDeck.

    Twitter announced on Thursday that users can now view GIFs in TweetDeck, though the upgrade only seems available when using the browser client, not in the app.

    We’re excited to announce you can now view GIFs in TweetDeckpic.twitter.com/fcSkZoDydI

    — TweetDeck (@TweetDeck) February 5, 2015

    Until now, GIFs uploaded to Twitter remained motionless inside TweetDeck. TweetDeck, which Twitter acquired in 2011, is a favorite of power…

    Missy Elliott catapults into iTunes top 10 after Super Bowl with Katy Perry



    PHOENIX — Was it worth it for Missy Elliott to work it at the Super Bowl halftime show with Katy Perry? By the looks of her post-halftime music sales, the answer is a resounding yes.

    After the 43-year-old rapper’s throwback medley midway through Perry’s elaborate performance, iTunes users rushed to buy both artists’ singles and albums.

    As of Monday at 7:30 a.m. local time, Missy Elliott had eight titles on the…

    Internet users in developed world more wary of tech’s drawbacks



    Advancements in technology affect various aspects of our lives, in both positive and negative ways. New survey results, however, show who’s witnessing tech’s drawbacks the most — Internet users in countries with developed economies.

    According to a new report Microsoft released last week ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Internet users in developing countries have a more positive view on the impact of technology. On the other hand, users in developed countries say…

    Snapchat update removed ‘best friends’ — and users aren’t happy



    It’s not just you: Snapchat‘s best friends feature is no more, at least for now

    The latest Snapchat update, which added a new Discover feature and rearranged the app’s settings and contacts menus, also removed the app’s ability to see the “best friends” of people in your friends list.

    While social media users are known to complain about most major updates (remember the freakout over Facebook Messenger), it’s the removal of this…

    Mitt Romney focuses on the poor as he talks 2016 presidential run



    SAN DIEGO — Mitt Romney is telling fellow Republicans that he’s weighing another presidential run, one in which he would show more compassion for the nation’s poor and middle class.

    In a speech to the Republican National Committee aboard a moored aircraft carrier, the 2012 GOP nominee says he is “giving some serious consideration to the future.”

    During his speech, Romney made an artful reference to his last run for the…