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Pixar writer says that viral ‘Toy Story’ narrative is ‘fake news’

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Though everyone loves a clever Pixar theory, one of the production company’s most prominent writers and directors is setting the story straight on a viral interview that claims to explain a major Toy Story mystery. A wildly depressing story about Andy’s father circulated the internet on Saturday, stemming from a single interview in which a friend of a late Pixar writer shared what he says is the truth about this mysterious plot point. Though Andy’s father’s absence from the films has long been the subject of fan speculation, this interview claims to offer the true story, recounted by the friend […]

This is why airlines mess up hyphenated names

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Image: Shutterstock / one photo If your name is too long, too short, hyphenated, or contains an apostrophe you probably have trouble while flying. Apostrophes, hyphens, and other special characters in names have been an issue for flyers for many years. A blog post from 2007 describes a flyer having trouble with booking a ticket because of a hyphenated last name. A decade later, another flyer, John Scott-Railton wrote a blog post about the same issue. Both airlines and technology have evolved plenty in that span and yet flying with a hyphenated name is as bad as ever. SEE ALSO: […]

Shift the mood of any room with these low energy smart bulbs

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Image: veho Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you’re still using regular incandescent light bulbs, you’ve been left in the dark. Traditional bulbs waste more electricity, burn out in months, and offer little variation in the type of light they provide.purchase from the Mashable Shop. Kasa’s LED technology provides 400% more efficiency compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. This can lighten your electric bill, and save you from the hassle of removing and disposing of burnt-out bulbs. In fact, each bulb can be expected to last 15 years without […]

The week in apps: Photo editors, games galore, and all the rest

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Some good things happened in the app world this week.Image: lili sams/mashable It’s possible that you couldn’t keep up with the wild world of app updates this week considering all the changes happening with Uber, including Travis Kalanick stepping down as CEO. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered. SEE ALSO: Why your iPhone photos look so bad Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay in the loop with everything you need on your phone. Here’s what […]

Kayak adds emoji to search, making San Francisco a smartphone and Tokyo a sushi symbol

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Image: kayak Travel should be fun, not a hellish slog through dystopian security checkpoints and zombie-service employees with penal institution levels of charm. That’s why Kayak’s decision to add a bit of whimsy into the travel process by adding an emoji search function is more than welcome. SEE ALSO: World travelers will love this suitcase that doubles as a scooter If you’re not emoji fluent, this is the perfect excuse to step up your emoji game and learn about some of the more obscure symbols hiding in your texting arsenal. The function doesnt work for all cities yet, but the […]