Deadpool 2 review – struggles for subversion despite weapons-grade gags

Ryan Reynolds ability to conjure laughs from pain are fantastic, but there are ethnic stereotypes here that need an upgradeToo soon? With Avengers: Infinity War still in cinemas, the world is hardly screaming out for another effects-laden saga of superheroes banding together to defeat a baddie played by Josh Brolin. But Deadpool is in a different league – or...

The arrest of Reality Winner highlights US intelligence vulnerability

Years after Edward Snowdens NSA revelations, leaks continue as about 35% of those with top secret clearances 428,000 people are contractorsThe vulnerability of the US intelligence community to leaks from private contractors has been exposed once again by the arrest of Reality Winner, the woman charged with sharing classified information about Russian attempts to hack the US election. It...

Huawei Mate 9: The phablet with battery life to beat

The Huawei Mate 9. Thin bezels, huge screen, but the size is roughly the same as that of the iPhone 7 Plus.Image: Stan Schroeder/MashableHuawei is in a tough position. The company is coming out of China with no strong presence in the U.S. market, and yet it prices its phones similarly to top competitors from Samsung and Apple. To...

Is sugar really as addictive as cocaine? Scientists row over effect on body and brain

Heated debate has greeted an article in a medical journal suggesting sugar should be considered an addictive drug, as experts deride the claims as absurdAn article suggesting that sugar should be considered an addictive substance, and could even be on a par with abusive drugs such as cocaine, has sparked a furious backlash with experts describing the claims as...

Apple AirPod sales sound really, really good

Apple AirPodsImage: lili sams/mashableMaybe people don't care that much about losing Apple's new AirPods. In the days right before the holidays and in the weeks after, Apple AirPods sales have exploded, according to a new report from e-retail measurement company Slice Intelligence. On the day AirPods finally went on sale, Dec. 13, 2016, wireless earphone sales were "ten times...

Why Beyoncé exploring her ancestry matters | Caleb Gayle

Beyoncs reconciliation of her ancestry reminds us that we live in danger of allowing narratives we didnt generate to tell our stories for usThis morning, Beyoncé’s September cover of Vogue magazine was released. Beyoncé and her team, led by Tyler Mitchell, her handpicked 23-year-old photographer, exercised extraordinary control over the issue, from the cover to even the captions of...