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The X-Files is coming back to TV, complete with Mulder and Scully

When Fox decided to bring Jack Bauer back to television for a mini-series called 24: Live Another Day, I did a deep body sigh, because 24 had gone so wildly off the rails. If you haven’t seen Fox’s real-time suspense series, I can save you some trouble: seasons 6, 7 and 8 are trash. You might as well pretend they never happened. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Live Another Day also forgot most of those seasons and managed to right t...
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The X-Files is coming back to TV, complete with Mulder and Scully

When Fox decided to bring Jack Bauer back to television for a mini-series called 24: Live Another Day, I did a deep body sigh, because 24 had gone so wildly off the rails. If you haven’t seen Fox’s real-time suspense series, I can save you some trouble: seasons 6, 7 and 8 are trash. You might as well pretend they never happened. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Live Another Day also forgot most of those seasons and managed to right t...
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Fox to revive The X-Files as 6-episode "limited series" filming this summer

Enlarge / For those of you who weren't there, this is basically what the '90s looked like on TV. Variety (along with basically every even remotely media-related website on the entire Internet) is carrying the news this morning that Fox has officially announced the return of The X-Files to television. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will be once again grabbing their trench coats and Maglights as FBI agents Scully and Mulder, and series c...
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Twitter takes the fight to abusers with new quality filter

Twitter 's war on abuse has begun. In one of its first moves in its crackdown on harassment and abusive tweets, the service is rolling out a quality filter, which removes unwanted tweets from a user's view — though it won't be available to everyone. Twitter hasn't made a formal announcement about the feature, but many users, including some Mashable staff, have reported seeing the option to turn on the new content filter. Twitter also confir...
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Get Your Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon Tickets Now

That’s right. You read correctly. Tickets are now available for the Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon. The event takes place May 2nd and 3rd at the Manhattan Center in good old New York, New York. Get them now! The weekend long hackathon kicks off on Saturday, May 2nd at 12:30pm. On Sunday, just over 20 hours of building, teams will have 60 seconds to present their projects to our panel of judges on the massive Disrupt stage. Teams that pitch onsta...
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Facebook’s Timehop Clone “On This Day” Shows You Your Posts From Years Ago

Facebook’s experimented with ways to surface old Memories since 2010 . But after seeing Timehop hit 6 million daily users on mobile, Facebook is officially launching a competing nostalgia feature called “On This Day” . It shows users their Facebook posts from the current date in past years, like photos from exactly one year ago, or status updates from 4 years ago. Rolling out globally over the next few days, On This Day will be accessible f...
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The Best Places to Retire Outside of the US

If you're willing to move outside of the US, you could enjoy a more comfortable retirement and keep more of your money, thanks to other cities' health care systems and lower cost of living. This list highlights seven places particularly friendly to English-speaking retirees. These places were chosen by the experts over at Live and Invest Overseas for their low cost, climate, health care, infrastructure, safety, and overall community and fri...
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Apple patent hints at tracking your friends wherever they go

Image: Mashable, Christina Ascani Apple has been awarded a series of new patents that potentially hint at features that could one day make their way onto the iPhone. The company recently filed and was approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday for a Track My Friends feature that could one day let iPhone users monitor other people's locations in real time. The feature would build off of Apple's existing Find My Friends tool ...
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Dealmaster: Get a Dell Latitude 15 3000 for $749.99

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains , the Dealmaster is back with a bunch of links that save you money. The top item this week is Dell's business-focused Latitude 15 3000. This Core i7-5500u-powered laptop comes with a 15.6-inch 1080p display, 8GB of RAM, an Nvidia 830M video card, a 500GB hard drive, and your choice of Windows 7 Pro or 8.1 Pro. The original price was $1,370, but we have it for $749.99. Featured Cou...
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Thanks to Google, TV Ads Are About to Start Watching You

Google is about to make ads on television work just like ads on the web. Through Google, advertisers will know how many times their ads were viewed. They’ll be able to target audiences based on location and viewing history. In other words, TV advertisers will have access to the same audience intel online advertisers take for granted. Finally, after all this time, your TV is going to know as much about you as your web browser. This stands in...
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