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 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

McKayla Maroney Reveals She Was Molested By US Gymnastics Team Doctor For Seven Years

McKayla Maroney Reveals She Was Molested By US Gymnastics Team Doctor For Seven Years
As the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues to grow, so does the list of famous faces who have been a victim of sexual assault. The issue is more extensive than anyone could have anticipated, with stars not remotely related to Weinstein or the film industry coming forward to tell their shocking stories. The latest to join the seemingly infinite list is McKayla Maroney, the American sweetheart (or sourpuss) of the 2012 London Olympics. At just 17-years-old, she won gold and

They have one-way tickets, paid for by Washington

They have one-way tickets, paid for by Washington
Alexandria, Louisiana (CNN)The men shuffle in a line across a lonely tarmac, one by one. Some men walk in sneakers without laces. Some sport navy blue prison-issue shoes. One wears work boots, still stained with paint.This may be the last time they touch US soil. The Boeing 737 beside them is bound for Guatemala City. And these men, like all passengers on ICE Air, have one-way tickets.In the past year, the United States has deported nearly 100,000 people on

‘The Ice Age cometh’ … Iceland qualify for Russia 2018

‘The Ice Age cometh’ … Iceland qualify for Russia 2018
(CNN)Russia brace yourself -- the "Viking thunder clap" is heading your way."I'm sure there are a few sore heads in Iceland this morning," Eidur Gudjohnsen, the country's record goalscorer, told CNN. "It was an amazing night -- historic for us, historic for world footballThe 'Viking thunder clap' heads to Russia 2018Iceland's successful World Cup qualification comes less than 18 months after dumping England out of Euro 2016 to reach the quarterfinals before being beaten by France."Iceland have qualified for

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

Blac Chyna’s New Lawsuit Against The Kardashians Is Delusional

Blac Chyna’s New Lawsuit Against The Kardashians Is Delusional
Some people are put on this earth for a purpose. For some it’s teaching, for some it might be playing a sport or something. But our friend Blac Chyna? She was put on this earth to be petty and sue various members of the Kardashian family. That’s right, Chyna is back with another lawsuit, and this time she’s taking the entire Kardashian family to court. She’s claiming that the family used their “power and influence over the E! network

Hate against the NFL proves impeachment wont stop Trumps America

Hate against the NFL proves impeachment wont stop Trumps America
Which do Trump fans love more, the NFL or President Donald Trump? According to the New York Times, it’s not the NFL. After the president’s vulgar criticisms against NFL players who kneel for the national anthem to protest police violence against Black Americans, and the subsequent backlash from various players and coaches, Trump fans are now much more likely to view the NFL negatively than positively, according to Morning Consult polls. Over 60 percent of Trump voters see the NFL “somewhat

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

The Internet Is Freaking Out Over Gordon Ramsay’s Insanely Ripped Body

The Internet Is Freaking Out Over Gordon Ramsay’s Insanely Ripped Body
Gordon Ramsay is familiar with people freaking out in his presence. The celebrity chef, famous for his foulmouthed tirades on his cookery show Hell’s Kitchen, regularly leaves people speechless and shaking in fear. However, this time everyone is trembling for a very different reason. The 50-year-old star left his followers on Instagram short for breath when he uploaded a candid snap of himself topless after completing a triathlon. Instantly recognizable for the deep lines on his forehead, fans weren’t expecting

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

U.S. upsets Japan in the first-ever giant robot fight

U.S. upsets Japan in the first-ever giant robot fight
duked it out Tuesday nightand historicvictoryThe fight between MegaBots and Suidobashi was filmed several weeks ago in Japan and occurred over three rounds. MegaBots and Suidobashi operated their respective robots from the inside while Mike Goldberg and Saura Naderi offered running commentary. It was a battle , and boy did it deliver—albeit in a different way than we expected. With more power—and a chainsaw—Eagle Prime was eventually able to put an end to KURATAS, but not before the robots

Meet The Women Who Would Rather Have A Perfect Body Than Sex

Meet The Women Who Would Rather Have A Perfect Body Than Sex
Sex is an essential part of a loving relationship. When one or both parties decide that they no longer want to get it on, the relationship can often fall apart. In fact, sex is cited as the number number one reason why long-term couples break up. Whilst it is normal to go through dry spells, most couples are willing to put in a little extra effort in the bedroom to get things steamy again. Even though it’s inevitable that

Khloe Kardashian Gets Real About Her Relationship With Tristan & Things Sound Serious

Khloe Kardashian Gets Real About Her Relationship With Tristan & Things Sound Serious
The 10th Anniversary Special does not hold back on filling fans in on insider straight from the mouths of the famous family in their own words. The Kardashian girls keep it pretty real when it comes to their personal lives — even their relationships. All the older sisters pretty much have their turn in the Ryan Seacrest hot seat to spill on their flames, former and present. Kourtney and Scott talk about their history, Kim dishes on Kanye and Khloé opens

Photos Of Sterling K. Brown And His Wife Prove They’re So In Love

Photos Of Sterling K. Brown And His Wife Prove They’re So In Love
star Sterling K. Brown and his wife are real-life relationship goals. Brown is currently enjoying the ride of his life professionally, but it looks like his personal life is pretty damn amazing, too. Look no further than all the photos of Sterling K. Brown and his wife. Brown and his wife, Ryan Michelle Bathe, look like they're so in love and supportive of each others' careers. Their story starts way back when they were both freshmen at Stanford University