Pushing the Boundaries: Immigration and Esports

Pushing the Boundaries: Immigration and Esports
Image: Valda Kalnina/Epa/REX/ShutterstockEsports pros in the Finnish military are going to start getting the same privileges that traditional sports athletes do, the Finnish Esports Federation announced today. In Finland, males are required to enter the military service for roughly six months or a year before they're 30 years old, according to Finnish news site Yle.  Top-level athletes are given special privileges, including extra time off and unique training. Those same privileges are going to be given to esports athletes

Samsung Connect Tag can track your kids using the Internet of Things

Samsung Connect Tag can track your kids using the Internet of Things
Samsung's Connect Tag keeps track of your stuff.Image: Samsung/Mashable compositionSamsung wants to make sure you never lose your stuff again. And is tapping the Internet of Things to do it.  The consumer electronics giant has introduced the Samsung Connect Tag, which can clip on to any object, and accurately relay the object's location to your smartphone.  Connect Tag will, as its name indicates, help you keep track of your stuff. If you've lost a device attached to Connect Tag,

Samsung is finally letting us pre-order the Gear Sport and Gear IconX headphones and we are freaking out

Samsung is finally letting us pre-order the Gear Sport and Gear IconX headphones and we are freaking out
The Samsung Gear Sport watch promises to be water-resistant up to 50 meters.Image: SamsungJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The pre-order period for the new Samsung Gear Sport watch and Gear IconX headphones is finally here. This may be the most important two-week window of your life. Both are available for pre-order from October 13th through October 26th, with the actual release date falling on the 27th. SEE

Pharrell Williams also took two knees, joining Stevie Wonder and athletes in protest

Pharrell Williams also took two knees, joining Stevie Wonder and athletes in protest
Image: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global CitizenThe #TakeAKnee movement has officially spread beyond football this weekend.  The protest, focused on police brutality and racial justice by Colin Kaepernick, has been taken on by the immortal Pharrell Williams. While performing during "A Concert for Charlottesville: An Evening of Music and Unity" this weekend, the musician took a moment, and two knees, to address the right to protest itself in the face of Donald Trump's incendiary comments. SEE ALSO: Miss Texas

Nissan modified a GT-R so it could be driven with a PS4 controller

Nissan modified a GT-R so it could be driven with a PS4 controller
The Nissan GT-R /C.Image: nissanMightier with the controller than you are with the steering wheel? Well, you might fancy Nissan's modified GT-R/C, which can be driven with a PlayStation 4 controller, and was created for the release of Gran Turismo Sport. The car was given a spin around Silverstone's National Circuit, with driver Jann Mardenborough steering the GT-R from a helicopter above the circuit.  SEE ALSO: A bunch of supercars gather for a drag race, Tesla destroys them all

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney shares harrowing sexual abuse stories at the hands of a doctor

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney shares harrowing sexual abuse stories at the hands of a doctor
Image: AFP/Getty ImagesIf you thought the stories regarding sexual abuse and harassment were done—or only limited to Hollywood—you have grossly misunderstood the scope of this pervasive problem. In a heart-wrenching and personal note Wednesday, Olympic gold medalist and member of the Fierce Five McKayla Maroney addresses sexual harassment and abuse in the competitive sports world. The 21-year-old gymnast revealed that since the age of 13, she had consistently been molested by the former US Women's National Gymnastics Team doctor,

Harry and Meghan seen in public together

Harry and Meghan seen in public together
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Harry and Meghan hold hands Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle have appeared holding hands in public for the first time.They were seen at the Invictus Games, an international sporting event set up by the prince for injured soldiers.The couple have mostly avoided the spotlight, but made their first public appearance together at the opening ceremony in Toronto.Ms Markle sat away from Harry during the ceremony, when he was

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL: Premium phones don’t get any safer

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL: Premium phones don’t get any safer
By all accounts, Google's Pixel and Pixel XL were failures. It's not easy to admit, but outside of tech nerd circles, nobody really cared about them. The tech giant's first premium phones were good phones that fell short of challenging Samsung and Apple's dominance. But don't think for a second that Google's tossing in the the towel anytime soon. The Pixels are here for the long, long haul. In fact, Google's new Pixel 2 and 2 XL come out

Mike Pence put the NFL controversy back in the headlines because that’s right where Trump wants it

Mike Pence put the NFL controversy back in the headlines because that’s right where Trump wants it
Image: drew angerer/getty imagesAs far as dumb stunts go, this one was pretty smart: Vice President Mike Pence put the ball through the uprights, and got the NFL protest controversy back into U.S. headlines over the weekend for his boss. Pence, as you've probably already read, went to ostensibly watch an Indianapolis Colts game, but left after some players on the visiting San Francisco 49ers team knelt during the national Anthem.  The stunt—all indications are that Pence attended the

Birmingham’s commonwealth touch

Birmingham’s commonwealth touch
Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Could Commonwealth hipsters survive in Birmingham? Speaking of public transport, conditions remain favourable for Birmingham's popularity. High-speed rail line HS2 is set to link London to the second city in a way that will kill boxset-watching time, albeit a few years after a 2022 javelin is thrown in anger. Against this backdrop, HSBC bank announced an HQ relocation from London to Birmingham, with about 1,000 jobs set to be transferred and the bank describing

Man dies at Kempton Park racecourse

Man dies at Kempton Park racecourse
Image copyright PA Image caption Police are working to establish the circumstances of Mr Dooley's death 'Sombre mood'Police were called to the Sunbury-on-Thames venue at 21:20 BST, and doctors at the course also attended.Saturday's fixture was abandoned with two races remaining as emergency teams responded to the accident.A police spokeswoman confirmed the death was not being treated as suspicious and also said the man's family had been informed.She said police would be working with the coroner and local authority

Prince Harry meets lookalike in Canada

Prince Harry meets lookalike in Canada
How Invictus Games 'brought me back'Another Twitter user posted a video of fans waiting to spot the prince outside a Toronto hotel, shouting "Harry!" when Mr Scotti walked through the doors. Mr Trudeau, walking behind him, goes almost unnoticed until he jokingly points to his photographer and waves. Skip Twitter post by @la03la @JustinTrudeau you sneaky prankster. Would the real #princeharry please stand up? @AdamScotti had me fooled for a second there :P #Toronto pic.twitter.com/RQUvPwF7h1— Lisa (@la03la) September 24,

Bodybuilder matches Arnie’s record

Bodybuilder matches Arnie’s record
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBodybuilder 'Flex' Lewis' targets Schwarzenegger record A Welsh bodybuilder has followed in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger by winning a sixth consecutive title at Mr Olympia.James 'Flex' Lewis from Llanelli won the 212lb weight category in Las Vegas on Saturday.The 33-year-old started bodybuilding as a teenager in a bid to improve his rugby playing.But it soon turned to his sport of choice and 'Flex' is now a bodybuilding celebrity in the

Athletes in Glasgow for Great Scottish Run

Athletes in Glasgow for Great Scottish Run
Live coverage: Great Scottish RunOther events for families and children were held in George Square on Saturday.There will be a series of road closures in Glasgow city centre and Traffic Scotland has warned that the A814, M8, M77 and M74, as well as local roads around the city centre, may be busier than usual. Image copyright JSHPIX.CO Image caption Callum Hawkins, Sam Kinghorn, Jo Pavey and Andrew Butchart are among the star names taking part in the Great Scottish

Reinventing the humble Yorkshire pudding

Reinventing the humble Yorkshire pudding
What is a Yorkshire pudding anyway? The Yorkshire pudding is made from a simple batter of eggs, flour and milk and needs to be light yet crispy and well-risen. The general rule is that the fat - often dripping or goose fat - needs to be red hot in the tin before the batter is added, avoiding the much-feared soggy bottom. Image copyright Getty Images The baked batter treat is believed to have been originally served as a starter