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The fascinating story behind the explosive success of Candy Crush — MashTalk

What does “time well spent” mean for games like Candy Crush? If you own a smartphone, chances are you know Candy Crush and maybe even the game’s latest incarnation, Candy Crush Friends Saga. What you may not know is the story behind the franchise: How an Italian entrepreneur put all ...

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Amazon is currently offering 55% off Grado's legendary SR60 headphones

Audiophiles and casual listeners everywhere, LISTEN UP. Because we’re kind of flipping out over this deal and we’re sure you will too. When it comes to getting quality sound at a reasonable price, the legendary Grado SR60 Prestige Series headphones are undeniably top-notch. They usually go for about $80, which ...

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Here's how to tell if your Facebook account was one of the 29 million hacked

Twenty-nine million Facebook users had their accounts accessed by hackers.  This, as it sounds, is very bad. And while the larger ramifications of the breach, announced two weeks ago, are as of yet not fully understood, Facebook claims it has a decent grasp on one important detail: Whether or not ...

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5 fun toys that teach your kids coding — Optimize That

Learning how to code can actually be pretty fun, thanks to some great toys that teach kids the coding basics. From cute robots to superhero gear, there’s a toy here for every kid. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Toys, Stem, Coding, and Coding Toys Please click the link below to ...

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Elon Musk's tequila is called 'Teslaquila', and he says it's 'coming soon'

You’ve had a long day. You and Joe Rogan smoked some weed, then you tweeted a bit, and now the SEC wants $20 million. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk has to pay $20 million to settle with the S.E.C. It’s time to relax. Sit back in your underground tunnel, and pour ...

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Google's Mark Risher: We've never abused your 2FA data

There’s arguably no company that knows more about e-mail security than Google. Its online account, primarily tied to its e-mail service, Gmail, is used by more than a billion people to log into a myriad of other online services.  The company recently launched a physical authentication device and overhauled its ...

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DuckDuckGo, the pro-privacy search engine, hits 30 million daily searches

In an age where it seems nearly every major internet service is looking to hawk your personal data, one pro-privacy search engine is experiencing massive growth. DuckDuckGo, which bills itself as “the search engine that doesn’t track you,” has just hit 30 million daily searches. According to the company, this ...

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Facebook now says 30 million affected by hack, will notify users

Facebook has finally shared an update on the massive hack that affected millions of accounts.  Of the 50 million thought to be “directly affected,” Facebook now says that only 30 million accounts were impacted. More importantly, Facebook says it plans on notifying those affected by the hack in the “coming ...

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Apple quietly announced a clear case for the iPhone XR

Several weeks after Apple’s big iPhone event, the leaks somehow keep coming.  Now, Apple has seemingly leaked its intention to launch its very own iPhone XR accessory line. And the most shocking part of the expected lineup: Apple could release its own clear plastic case. Apple’s iPhone XR accessories were ...

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An annoying reminder that holograms like Amy Winehouse aren't *actual* holograms

Oh, what’s in a name? Amy Winehouse’s hologram will be going on tour in 2019 along with a live band, according to Engadget. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which raises funds for substance abuse programs.  The beguiling powerhouse vocalist, who died in 2011, will get ...

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