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Zimbabwe president is the new African Union chairman



African leaders Friday appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union.

The 90-year-old Mugabe, who has ruled his country since 1980, succeeds Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

The announcement was made during the African Union’s two-day heads of state summit at the organization’s headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital.

Traditionally, the chairmanship is…

Comcast apologizes after changing customer’s name to ‘A**hole’



After his wife Lisa canceled the cable portion of their Comcast account, Ricardo Brown got an unpleasant surprise on the next bill from the company: His first name was changed to “A**hole*

Discovered by consumer advocate Christopher Elliott and first reported on by The Consumerist, the story is even more bizarre as even Comcast doesn’t know how it happened.

According to Lisa, after she called Comcast to reduce the bill, the company…

Snapchat Lets You Add People Via QR Snaptags Thanks To Secret Scan.me Acquisition


Mobilizing tech for good: The 2015 Social Good Summit in New York



As technology continues to evolve, its ability to affect positive change has grown exponentially. From GIFs that promote safe vaccine transport to paper microscopes designed to detect disease, the world has given rise to a generation of innovators, activists and entrepreneurs dedicated to harnessing the power of tech for good.

Since 2010, Mashable has brought together world leaders, grassroots activists and global citizens to discuss digital solutions to the greatest challenges of our time….

The FAA really doesn’t want you to use a drone at the Super Bowl



The Federal Aviation Administration took the unusual step of releasing a PSA in video form on Wednesday — asking football fans not to bring a drone to the Super Bowl on Sunday.

“Going to the big game? Have fun, cheer on your team, and keep it a no drone zone, don’t spoil the game,” the video says. It ends on a tagline, “Leave Your Drone at Home,” and a hashtag, #nodronezone.

The FAA has already updated its regulations

‘Maleficent’ director ready to ‘set a foundation’ with first film for Oculus



PARK CITY, Utah — Oculus won’t wait for Hollywood to produce virtual-reality movies for Rift, choosing the tech-drenched Sundance Film Festival to announce Story Studio, an original content imprint with Pixar alum Saschka Unseld at the helm and Maleficent director onboard to create its first project.

The untitled Stromberg project is already in development with the new team, which hopes to release it in the next few months.

SEE ALSO: Virtual reality is exploding at this year’s Sundance Film…

Hungry porcupine predicts Super Bowl winner



Teddy Bear is the Nate Silver of spiky-backed rodents.

The porcupine has accurately predicted the winner of the Super Bowl for the last three years. In this year’s showdown between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, Teddy Bear selected … drumroll, please … the Seahawks.

Marshawn Lynch trolls NFL again with 7 words



Marshawn Lynch, the crotch-grabbing, interview-hating star running back for the Seattle Seahawks, had a simple message for reporters at the NFL‘s annual pre-Super Bowl XLIX media day circus: He’s just there so he won’t get fined

Lynch answered every question on Tuesday afternoon the same way, according to reporters on the scene: “I’m here so I won’t get fined.” The NFL had previously threatened — you guessed it — massive fines for Lynch if he refused to talk to media before the game, as he…

Facebook Opens Registration For F8 Conference Featuring Oculus, WhatsApp, Instagram

F8 Zuckerberg

Guy trained pet bunny to bring him beer in a tiny cart



Yes, we will also have an ice-cold beer with extra hops, please.

A brilliant guy trained his girlfriend’s adorable rabbit, Wallace, to bring him beer by request. The bunny-owner even crafted a painfully cute beer cart out of cardboard for the pet to wheel to him with ease.

The video description’s says that he had been training the intelligent little rabbit for a year to perform the trick. In order to work…