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Taco Bell ditched the Naked Chicken Chalupa, so here's how to make your own

Taco Bell ditched the Naked Chicken Chalupa, so here's how to make your own Last month, Taco Bell unleashed the Naked Chicken Chalupa, which is basically just a deep-fried piece of chicken shaped like a taco shell.We lovingly called it "the grossest fast food invention yet.

The one thing that says everything about Bill Paxton's badass career

The one thing that says everything about Bill Paxton's badass career Bill Paxton leaves behind the legacy of a total badass.The grim achievement speaks to Paxton's ubiquity as a character actor in some of the biggest genre films of the '80s and '90s.

That time a German submarine was plopped in the middle of Central Park

That time a German submarine was plopped in the middle of Central Park Before the United States’ late entry into World War I, the federal government devised a plan to finance the massive war effort.One third of the funding would come from the imposition of progressive new taxes, while two thirds would come from selling “Liberty Bonds” to the American people.

What to expect from Instagram's glitzy portrait studio at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

What to expect from Instagram's glitzy portrait studio at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party The stars will get their glamour shots before taking (and hopefully posting) some less refined, champagne-drunk Oscar selfies this year.Photographer Mark Seliger will once again step behind the lens at the famed Vanity Fair Oscar Party, teaming up with Instagram for the fourth year in a row.

MashReads Podcast: George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' is a perfect novel

MashReads Podcast: George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' is a perfect novel Drawn to his father's presence, Willie Lincoln decides to stay in the bardo, starting a fateful battle for the boy's soul.Do yourself a favor and go read this book ASAP.

This crazy thin phone charger is the size of three stacked credit cards

This crazy thin phone charger is the size of three stacked credit cards Whenever I hear "It's the size of a business card," I'm basically already caught in some company's tractor beam.Take the Kado Wallet, supposedly the world's thinnest charger.

Bill Paxton, star of '80s and '90s genre films and TV, dead at 61

Bill Paxton, star of '80s and '90s genre films and TV, dead at 61 Bill Paxton, whose presence across dozens of genre films in the '80s and '90s made him a uniquely familiar face, has died, Mashable has confirmed.He was 61.

Moto G5 and G5 Plus redefine the meaning of budget phones

Moto G5 and G5 Plus redefine the meaning of budget phones At Mobile World Congress this year, Motorola unveiled the fifth generation of Moto phones, the Moto G5 and G5 Plus — now with metal bodies and features that compete with phones that cost double or three times as much.The Moto G5 Plus has a slightly larger 5.

Up close with the powerful DJI drone that could change business

Up close with the powerful DJI drone that could change business However, DJI gave Mashable a tabletop preview of the drone weeks earlier at its offices in Manhattan.Lisberg told me that, with M200, DJI hopes to help businesses make drones part of the workflow.

Grandmother screams bloody murder during her first VR roller coaster ride

Grandmother screams bloody murder during her first VR roller coaster ride One of the best new YouTube trends may be watching old people experience VR for the first time.While this video of an 83-year-old grandmother riding a VR roller coaster ride starts off innocently enough, things take a turn as soon as this poor woman hits the top of the first hill.

Jerk alligator steals a huge fish off a little boy's line

Jerk alligator steals a huge fish off a little boy's line Today, a little boy named Connor learned the brutal lesson that Mother Nature has no manners.In a clip posted to the Bass Masters And Fish Experts Facebook Page, a thieving alligator had an easy lunch thanks to some humans fishing off a pier.

All-star Gorillaz fan gets Damon Albarn to confirm new album is done

All-star Gorillaz fan gets Damon Albarn to confirm new album is done When music blogger Jack Winstanley ran into Gorillaz co-creator Damon Albarn, he didn't just geek out on his own behalf.Note that there hasn't been an official announcement about the new album's release date, but it's about time we got some new music.

The Huawei Watch 2 is a sporty Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch with tons of features

The Huawei Watch 2 is a sporty Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch with tons of features This changed how these gadgets were made and marketed, and Huawei's new Watch 2 is no exception.Just launched as part of the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, the Huawei Watch 2 is a sporty, rugged-looking, Android Wear 2 device that's resistant to dust and water.

Huawei's new flagship phones ditch a classic Android feature

Huawei's new flagship phones ditch a classic Android feature 5-inch P10 Plus is the new fingerprint sensor on the front.Design-wise, apart from the new "button" on the front, the phones are a minor upgrade compared to last year's model.

These strange 1917 photos were supposed to teach businessmen how to get in shape for success

These strange 1917 photos were supposed to teach businessmen how to get in shape for success B Phelan to accompany H.Irving Hancock’s Physical Training for Business Men, a handbook of simple exercises designed to improve a man’s poise and appearance and give him a subtle advantage in the competitive marketplace.

'Ring of fire' solar eclipse will blaze across the Southern Hemisphere

'Ring of fire' solar eclipse will blaze across the Southern Hemisphere A "ring of fire" eclipse will be visible from the Southern Hemisphere on Sunday morning, although anyone can catch the spectacle live via the space site Slooh.It happens when the moon slides in between the sun and the Earth but doesn't completely block the sun, as would a total solar eclipse.

LG G6 ushers in a new era of smartphones with huge screens

LG G6 ushers in a new era of smartphones with huge screens The phone feels tiny for today's phablet standards, and yet it has a beautiful 2,880x1,440-pixel screen.This essentially quashes the only problem we had with LG G5's (otherwise very good) dual camera setup.

Google Assistant is finally coming to a lot more Android devices

Google Assistant is finally coming to a lot more Android devices You no longer need a Pixel to use Google Assistant on your smartphone.The company is starting to roll out the intelligent assistant feature to nearly all phones running Android Marshmallow and Nougat (some low-end devices excepted.

Matt McDaid on Mastering the Stylized Art

Matt McDaid on Mastering the Stylized Art 80 level has an article-style interview with Matt McDaid who's had an extensive career in 3D modeling.Among other things, like working for the British military, McDaid was involved with a few of the Blizzard Entertainment's projects, namely Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, and World of Warcraft's Warlords of Draenor and Legion expansions.

Grim Dawn Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Grim Dawn Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary On February 25th, Crate Entertainment's spiritual successor to Titan Quest, the action-RPG Grim Dawn celebrated its first birthday.Congratulations on that!