October 2020

Watch a NASA spacecraft touch down on asteroid Bennu

Touchdown. Earlier in October, NASA successfully collected rocky samples from asteroid Bennu, a relatively small, well-preserved space rock some 200 million miles from Earth. On Friday, NASA released footage of the spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, approaching and briefly touching down on the rubbly Bennu. The events, seen in the space agency’s tweet below, show OSIRIS-REx carefully descending to Bennu’s rock-strewn surface. The spacecraft collected over 60 grams, or about two ounces, of fine-grained material during the quick… Read More »Watch a NASA spacecraft touch down on asteroid Bennu

How to be a witch without stealing other people’s cultures

Witchcraft isn’t just for Halloween anymore — it’s a lifestyle.  The recent rise of WitchTok (a portmanteau of witch and TikTok) is the only latest manifestation of the internet coven’s magical ascendence, ranging from your everyday basic witch to the “influencer witches” who dominate every social platform. The Witchtok hashtag currently garners a staggering 5.4 billion views, while #WitchesofInstagram boasts 5.6 million posts. As the Trump era turned witchery into a symbol of feminist resistance,… Read More »How to be a witch without stealing other people’s cultures

Sean Connery, famed James Bond actor, is dead at 90

Sean Connery, the Academy Award-winning actor who was perhaps best known for his decade-long run as the original James Bond, is dead at the age of 90. The Scottish actor “died overnight in his sleep, while in the Bahamas,” according to the BBC. The same report also notes that “it is understood he had been unwell for some time.” Mashable has reached out to Connery’s representation for a statement and any further information on the… Read More »Sean Connery, famed James Bond actor, is dead at 90

OnePlus Buds Z review: AirPods Pro lookalikes with better than budget sound

OnePlus Buds Z $49.99 View Product The Good Surprisingly great sound • New form factor improves in-ear comfort The Bad Lower battery life than previous model • Still no customization for iOS users The Bottom Line OnePlus Buds Z are an overall improvement over an already solid product, giving budget-minded folks in need of wireless earbuds an excellent option for the price. ⚡ Mashable Score 4.5 😎 Cool Factor 4.0 📘Ease of Use 4.0 💪Performance… Read More »OnePlus Buds Z review: AirPods Pro lookalikes with better than budget sound

Beats Solo3 wireless headphones are at their lowest price ever

SAVE $80: Get the Beats Solo3 wireless on-ear headphones for only $119.95 through Oct. 30 in an early Black Friday deal.  Black Friday came early this year, and the deals are already popping off. It seems like there are new sales every day, and crazy low prices can fly under the radar if you’re not scouring the internet all day. Luckily, we do that for you, and find amazing deals like the Beats Solo3 wireless… Read More »Beats Solo3 wireless headphones are at their lowest price ever