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What do the biggest social media influencers and creators have in common? They reigned supreme at VidCon 2016. Oh, and they were also in attendance at the second-annual, invite-only, Back to the Future-themed Rise9 bash. Rise9 and Diply, with Mashable by their side, took guests back in time. The #ThrowBacktotheFuture party boasted a real-life DeLorean, a 50’s barbershop quartet,...

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What's old is new again. BioShock is getting touched up for packaged re-release that brings all three of 2K's acclaimed first-person adventures to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time. It's called BioShock: The Collection and it bundles together BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite — plus all their assorted add-ons — in a $60 package. The only thing missing is the...

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India's Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth commands an enormous fan following in the country and across the world. He is much-loved for his larger-than-life roles, which have spawned innumerable jokes about Rajini having the power to do the impossible. It seems only appropriate that his forthcoming film Kabali is being released with an opening that is grand for movie-mad India....

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As Porton Down marks its 100th anniversary, what really goes on inside Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base? Porton Down - also known as the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory - is where much of our top-secret military research is concentrated. It has a budget of £500m a year and employs more than 3,000 scientists....

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Social media has given us so much — the ALS ice bucket challenge, dad bods, DJ Khaled’s Snapchat story. You can say it has us feeling #blessed. Since its initial launch in 2010, Social Media Day has grown to become an international celebration. From veteran events in Barcelona, Spain to first-time proclamations in Kochi, India, the world will gather...

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Led Zeppelin did not plagiarise the opening chords of the rock epic Stairway to Heaven from the US band Spirit, a Los Angeles jury has found. It said the riff Led Zeppelin was accused of taking from Spirit's 1967 song Taurus "was not intrinsically similar" to Stairway's opening. But it said Led Zeppelin singer Robert plant had access to...

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Only 14% of the British public pays for a music streaming subscription, according to new research. The report, for trade paper Music Week, also showed that one in 10 people regularly borrowed someone else's subscription. Reflecting a BBC / ICM poll earlier this year, the survey found that 42% of people who paid to stream music continued to buy...

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BBC journalist Caroline Wyatt has said she is "determined to make the most of her life" after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). In her first interview since revealing the news last week, Wyatt told the Radio Times: "It is what it is." "I am not angry, and I don't want bitterness to start eating away at me." One...

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A judge has ordered Leonardo DiCaprio to testify in court in the case brought by an ex-stockbroker who alleges The Wolf of Wall Street depicted him as a "depraved" drug-fuelled criminal. Andrew Greene claims the character Nicky "Rugrat" Koskoff is based on him. Mr Greene worked at Stratton Oakmont, the brokerage house founded by Jordan Belfort, played by DiCaprio....

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As the go-to source for the connected generation, Mashable has always understood the significance of social media. That’s why, back in 2010, Mashable launched Social Media Day to highlight the ways digital culture has revolutionized how we communicate. Now in its seventh year, Social Media Day is celebrated across the globe on June 30. From Twitter chats to in-person...

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