Pete Cashmore (born 18 September 1985) is the CEO and founder of the popular blog Mashable, a Technorati Top 10 blog worldwide. He grew up in Banchory, and founded Mashable in Aberdeen, Scotland in 2005 at age 19.

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  • Don't watch superhero shows? Netflix knows how to change that
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  • After 'The Defenders,' expect more crossovers between the Marvel-Netflix superhero shows
    This interview contains spoilers for Season 1 of Marvel's The Defenders. After four years of build-up, The Defenders is finally out in the world, bringing together Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Danny Rand) to face the puppet-masters of Netflix's corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Hand.  SEE ALSO: 'The Punisher' drops first...
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  • 'Age of Empires IV' is coming to PC and the trailer looks sick
    "Empires will rise, kingdoms will fall."  This ominous, gnomic phrase seems the best commentary for the new Age of Empires game, Age of Empires IV, which is in development for Windows 10 PC.  The first real-time strategy game of the series, developed by the now-dead Ensemble Studios, came out in 1997, followed by Age of Empires II in 1999 and Age of Empires III in 2005.  SEE ALSO: 'Cuphead' is...
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  • Treasury secretary's wife belittles woman on Instagram who criticized her crass post
    Nobody knows the hidden depths of self-sacrifice like Scottish actress and fashion lover Louise Linton.  SEE ALSO: Trump and Putin unironically discussed forming a 'cyber security unit' The wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Linton has posted a particularly obnoxious Instagram photo in which she's casually deplaning an Air Force jet in Kentucky sporting her hashtag-worthy expensive wardrob...
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  • The death of a 17-year-old boy has put a face on the drug war in the Philippines
    Kian Delos Santos, a 17-year-old high school student, was shot to death by police officers last week. He is just one of thousands that have fallen victim to the Philippines' president Rodrigo Duterte's harsh crackdown on drugs. Yet his death has sparked a new wave of outrage across the country, with many finally speaking out and calling for an end to the killings. SEE ALSO: Philippine president co...
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  • Samsung launches Bixby in 200 countries, UK and Australia included
    It seems like yesterday when Samsung announced the launch of its smart voice assistant, Bixby — OK, I jest, it was ages ago. But after several delays, we can now finally say Bixby is globally available, as Samsung just announced its launch in more than 200 countries and territories.  These include the U.K., Australia, Canada and South Africa — we've asked Samsung for a full list and will update th...
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  • 4 sports enthusiasts who overcame astigmatism for the love of the game
    Acing your game requires dedication, hard work, and a vision for the future. But when an issue like astigmatism threatens to literally cloud that vision – with discomfort, eye strain, and headaches – it’s time to look for a solution.    While the condition is far from debilitating, astigmatism can cause eye strain and severe headaches for those affected. Some find difficulty in discerning the smal...
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  • 'Cuphead' is like no video game I have ever seen
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  • How China's most enduring meme has lasted a decade
    If you've spent any time on Chinese social media, you would've found it impossible to miss this unique style of reaction images. They're often cartoonishly drawn outlines around a black-and-white photo, and they've become a part of everyday usage on platforms like Weibo and Wechat. Image: UBiaoqing/Baozoumanhua/Mashable CompositeTurns out, this image style has been a decade in the making, from i...
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  • 10 mobile games that will put the fun in family road trips
    Any parent who has had to endure constant whines of "Are we there yet?" from their precious darlings in the backseat knows the value of on-the-road entertainment during a family road trip. And today, in addition to tried-and-true analog classics (the "Alphabet Game," "Count the Cows," etc. etc.), mobile tech mercifully provides hours of amusement for the whole family during long trips in the c...
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  • Americans choose eclipse and chill over Netflix
    The Great American Eclipse of 2017 was a one-in-a-lifetime event that brought American people together to watch the spectacle of nature unfolding in front of their (hopefully covered) eyes. SEE ALSO: Neil deGrasse Tyson on all things Great American Eclipse But at least one American entertainment company was eclipsed (pun intended) by the celestial event.  Netflix US revealed on Twitter their stell...
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  • Rare baby white koala looks for a name on Facebook
    This adorable rare white koala needs your help to find her new name. The little joey is among several koalas born at an Australian zoo in recent months, but has only recently emerged from her mother's pouch. SEE ALSO: A koala walks into a pharmacy, and all people could do was watch She is the first white koala ever to be born in Queensland's Australia Zoo. The female koala, who has light fur, does...
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  • The iPhone 8 could recognize your face in 'millionths of a second'
    The iPhone 8 is expected to launch in September and will likely be packed with a bunch of new hardware including facial recognition technology. Now, a new report from the Korean Herald claims that the facial recognition technology used in the device will only take "millionths of a second" to scan a person's face. SEE ALSO: The one iPhone 8 leak to rule them all "The new facial recognition scanner ...
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  • Yes, a former Trump campaign spokesperson really said that on Fox News
    About a week after President Donald Trump defended people who marched with neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, former Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson called slavery "good history" during a Monday appearance on Fox News. I'm not quite sure what to type from here. Pierson was on Fox along with John Hopkins University professor Wendy Osefo, who often appears on Fox News as a liberal counterweig...
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  • Space station photobombs the eclipse like a pesky ant
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  • Google might take on Amazon with its own version of the Echo Dot
    Google might be gearing up to launch a new "mini" version of its Google Home. The company is working on a new, smaller version of its Google Home speaker that will launch later this year, alongside two new Pixel phones and a new Pixel-branded Chromebook, Android Police reports.  SEE ALSO: Google Home will now work with free Spotify accounts The smaller device will reportedly be cheaper than the $1...
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  • Facebook could lose younger teens for the first time ever
    Bad news for Facebook: American teens aren't interested anymore.  A new report from eMarketer released Monday predicted Facebook usage by 12-to-17-year-olds will decline this year — the first time it’s estimated a drop in Facebook usage for any age group, ever. The report also says audiences under 25 are using Facebook less. Meanwhile, they are flocking to Instagram and Snapchat more.  SEE ALSO: F...
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  • The girl losing her mind over the eclipse is the new double rainbow
    Everyone reacted differently to Monday's total solar eclipse— some people cheered, some clapped, and some (including one Chicago meteorologist) wept.  However, this Salem, Oregon girl's utter shock at the celestial phenomenon takes the cake: SEE ALSO: New Google doodle explains the science of a total solar eclipse, adorably "What's happening!!!" Listen to this little girl my camera caught losing ...
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  • WhatsApp adds colorful text-only updates to Status
    WhatsApp's Snapchat Stories clone is getting a new text-only feature. Now, instead of just photos and videos, you can update your WhatsApp Status with colorful, meme-like text posts. SEE ALSO: Facebook's dumbest feature is coming to desktop now, too The feature, which is rolling out now, is a lot like Facebook's colorful status updates: write a snippet of text, pick a background color, and customi...
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  • You've never looked as cool as Javier Baez does sliding into home for the win
    Nobody has ever looked cooler doing anything than Javier Baez did sliding for and accounting for the game-winning run in the Cubs' walk-off victory against the Blue Jays last night. SEE ALSO: This failure of a Red Sox ceremonial first pitch may be the only thing that can pull together a fractured nation In the tenth inning with one out and the bases loaded, Alex Avilla slapped a single into right ...
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  • Watch the moon's shadow slide across the U.S. from space
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  • To pee or not to pee: The great bathroom debate in esports right now
    Within the past week, two League of Legends matches have been interrupted by bathroom breaks, and fans are torn about whether this should be allowed. Redditor Sticky_Chicken pointed out the recent pauses in League of Legends matches, alleging that players are abusing the ability to pause the game for "bathroom breaks," giving them time to collect themselves and potentially disrupt opponents' momen...
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  • CNN bets Snapchat kids won't be bored by hard news
    Snapchat's news section Discover frequently features Kim Kardashian photos, dog photos, Kylie Kardashian photos, iPhones photos, and Kourtney Kardashian photos.  CNN is hoping that hard news can break through all that click-y content. On Monday, the news outlet released its new Snapchat show The Update. The show will feature a daily news show every night at 6 p.m. ET as well as breaking news segme...
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  • The most epic images from the 2017 total solar eclipse
    Epic photos from the Great American Eclipse are pouring in as people from all over the U.S. witnessed the rare event. Here are some of our favorites. Read more...More about Space, Mashable Video, Solar Eclipses, Total Solar Eclipse, and Solar Eclipse
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  • A 55 and over Facebook group where friends are made
    It’s not easy getting older: Joint pain, bad knees, trouble hearing — the kinds of problems that get more challenging when there’s no one in your life to help you out. Whether your family lives far away or you’ve made the choice to not have children, not everybody out there has access to a typical support system. One woman is hoping to change that.     Carol Marak, writer and editor for a website ...
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  • Why does 'The Defenders' feel so perfunctory?
    As of this weekend, TV's answer to The Avengers is officially live: The Defenders hit Netflix with eight episodes, finally fulfilling the promise made by the Marvel deal back in 2013.  And the show's jam-packed with developments we've been waiting for. Iron Fist and Luke Cage, together at last! Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, meeting for the very first time! The Hand storyline developed in Daredevi...
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  • This weatherman's reaction to the solar eclipse is adorable
    Monday's total solar eclipse was akin to a meteorologist's Super Bowl — a fact that was certainly not lost on one Chicago weatherman. SEE ALSO: The 2017 solar eclipse is finally here Tom Skilling, chief meteorologist for WGN-TV, travelled to Carbondale, Ill. to view the solar eclipse in its path of totality, (his first solar eclipse, btw) and his reaction was truly precious. Behold: TEARS OF JOY:...

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