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Anyone who works as a freelancer these days has to be at least a bit familiar with techie things. But it isn’t just that. When I was a kid and those vaguely SF puppet shows were on the television and all the other kids wanted to be Greg Gogetem or Steve Savetheuniverse, I wanted to be the guy in a white coat and glasses called Doc or Brains. Here are some technology-related feeds I find useful and/or entertaining.

Mashable » The 8 biggest questions we still have about Apple's new iPhones

Monday 11 September 23:50:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe big day is almost here. In less than 24 hours, Apple will finally kick off its Sept. 12 event at the Steve Jobs Theater at its new "spaceship" campus California. The occasion will be used as a launching pad for the company's newest hardware, including a new batch of phones unofficially referred to as the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, … [Link]

Mashable » Netflix's 10 most-watched 'Star Trek' episodes totally redeems 'Voyager'

Monday 11 September 23:47:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTake that, Voyager haters.  Ahead of the Sept. 24 release of Star Trek: Discovery, Netflix dropped a list of the 10 most-watched Star Trek episodes, and it's filled with the adventures of Capt. Janeway, Tuvok, and the whole Voyager crew. (The survey excluded the first two episodes of each series, which would dominate with people checking them out for the first … [Link]

Mashable » Hurricane Irma caused one of the largest natural disaster power outages in U.S. history

Monday 11 September 23:27:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs Americans begin to assess Hurricane Irma's devastation, it's clear the storm has caused one of the largest natural disaster-related power outages in U.S. history.  Irma isn't through punishing the nation's southeast, so where exactly it stacks up among power outages is yet to be determined. But the country has already seen enough to know Irma-related blackouts are far worse than … [Link]

Slashdot » ShadowBrokers Releases NSA UNITEDRAKE Manual That Targets Windows Machines

Monday 11 September 23:20:00 UTC 2017

AmiMoJo shares a report from Schneier on Security: The ShadowBrokers released the manual for UNITEDRAKE, a sophisticated NSA Trojan that targets Windows machines: "Able to compromise Windows PCs running on XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Vista, Windows 7 SP 1 and below, as well as Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the attack tool acts as a service to … [Link]

Mashable » Being chained up on set got a little too real for one 'Game of Thrones' star

Monday 11 September 23:06:39 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) and her daughter Tyene (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers) didn't die on screen in Game of Thrones Season 7, but it turns out that the Sand Snakes' demise was still pretty stressful for the actresses while filming.  In a new behind-the-scenes video looking back at the season, Varma reveals that life started imitating art on set during Ellaria's … [Link]

Mashable » Angry lawmakers want to know exactly when Equifax execs knew about the massive hack

Monday 11 September 23:05:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Senate Finance Committee is demanding answers from Equifax in the latest fallout from a massive cyberattack that compromised personal data belonging to 143 million Americans. The senators want to know who inside the credit reporting agency was aware of the hack and at what point they learned of it, including the three Equifax execs who dumped significant portions of the … [Link]

Mashable » David Bowie approved his 'Twin Peaks: The Return' cameo before he died

Monday 11 September 22:40:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDavid Bowie didn't make an in-camera appearance in Twin Peaks: The Return like I had kinda-sorta predicted (see: wishfully thought he might). But he gave his blessing for his character Phillip Jeffries to be featured — whether he knew about the teapot thing or not. Bowie made a blink-and-you'd-miss-it cameo in the 1992 Twin Peaks spinoff film Fire Walk With Me … [Link]

Slashdot » California Bans Drones From Delivering Marijuana

Monday 11 September 22:40:00 UTC 2017

In what will surely be disappointing news for a host of start-ups promising to deliver marijuana by drone like MDelivers and Eaze, California's Bureau of Cannabis Control has recently unveiled new regulatory rules that will ban drones from delivering marijuana. "The Bureau is currently developing regulation surrounding weed use and sales under the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety … [Link]

Mashable » Good lord, please get this snake off the subway

Monday 11 September 22:14:48 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn the realm of New York City subway trains and the animals that wind up on them, snakes are by far the most disturbing. In what is truly a nightmare to behold, this brief clip from Reddit user MayoMouth shows a large snake lounging on an L-train pole. The snake's presumptive owner sits casually below and then stands to retrieve his … [Link]

Mashable » Miami mother delivers baby alone during Hurricane Irma, which inspired the newborn's name

Monday 11 September 22:07:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDespite the commotion and disaster hurricane season has caused, there is one storm who brought some good relief.  As Hurricane Irma tore through Florida over the weekend, it isolated the many, many who stayed behind to brave out the storm. Sunday morning in Miami’s little Haiti neighborhood, one woman found herself having to deliver her baby alone, with only the help … [Link]

Mashable » Hemingway's six-toed cats may have eight lives after Hurricane Irma

Monday 11 September 22:06:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs Hurricane Irma blew through the Florida Keys over the weekend, some of the archipelago's most beloved residents ran for shelter — on their six-toed feet. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum on Key West is home to a long lineage of six-toed cats, descendants of the esteemed author's own polydactyl cat, Snow White. SEE ALSO: Summer 2017 feels like it's … [Link]

Mashable » Equifax screwed up yet again, and it's scrambling to fix this latest mess

Monday 11 September 22:03:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEquifax can't seem to get anything right. After exposing the personal information of potentially 143 million Americans to hackers, the credit reporting agency is under fire yet again for the way it attempted to secure the credit reports of those affected. It turns out that process, too, was vulnerable to cybercriminals.  Now, the company is scrambling to fix what can only … [Link]

Mashable » How to Free Up Space on Your iPhone

Monday 11 September 22:01:15 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Iphone, Mashable Reels, Sn Reels, Iphone Storage, and Tech [Link]

Slashdot » Equifax Blames Open-Source Software For Its Record-Breaking Security Breach

Monday 11 September 22:00:00 UTC 2017

The blame for the record-breaking cybersecurity breach that affects at least 143 million people falls on the open-source server framework, Apache Struts, according to an unsubstantiated report by equity research firm Baird. The firm's source, per one report, is believed to be Equifax. ZDNet reports: Apache Struts is a popular open-source software programming Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework for Java. It is … [Link]

Mashable » Kid from 'It' attends 'It' screening dressed as kid from 'It'

Monday 11 September 21:58:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis kid is committed. Or maybe he should be? SEE ALSO: 'It' is a hit! The Stephen King horror flick shattered box office records Jackson Robert Scott, the 8-year-old who played Georgie in the mega-blockbuster hit that was It, went to a weekend screening of his movie dressed as … Georgie. As in, the film's first on-screen victim of Pennywise the … [Link]

Mashable » Big ol' bear decides it's best to avoid this courageous guard dog

Monday 11 September 21:49:38 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook We all know dogs can be adorable, but this canine is fearless. A dog named Curry was taking a stroll with his owner in New Jersey when a slow-moving bear got a bit too close for comfort. That's when Curry darted forward and started barking. (Chasing after an animal far larger than you seems pretty terrifying, but hey … anything … [Link]

Mashable » When someone tells you to make a 'silly face,' take this bridesmaid's advice

Monday 11 September 21:45:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOkay ladies now let’s get in…uh? Formation?  During wedding festivities, it’s usually common for a bride and her bridesmaids to take a few pictures to cherish the memories. Smiling, laughing, or even doing silly faces is pretty much expected.  That's what was happening at one recent quaint wedding, that is until one bridesmaid decided to take it upon herself to stand … [Link]

Mashable » 'StarCraft' player appears to drunkenly harass woman on stream, gets banned

Monday 11 September 21:39:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn a bizarre live stream video, a professional StarCraft player appears to sexually harass and assault a woman. The player says it's not what it looks like. StarCraft player Yum "Sea" Bo Sung appears to put his arm around a non-consenting woman and then punches her arm after she pulls his hand off her shoulder, twice, in a live stream, South … [Link]

Mashable » Here's how you can help with Hurricane Irma relief efforts

Monday 11 September 21:36:11 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs record-breaking Hurricane Irma swept north — as a reclassified tropical storm — to Tampa Bay and even parts of Georgia and South Carolina Monday, the residents of Cuba, the Caribbean, the Florida Keys and southern Florida started to assess the damage.  Millions have been left without power in Florida, buildings have splintered into piles of debris, and cities have been … [Link]

Mashable » Pope Francis goes after Trump on DACA and slams climate change deniers

Monday 11 September 21:32:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHoo boy, it looks like the world's biggest feud is getting a new chapter as Pope Francis dropped some bars on U.S. President Donald Trump during a press conference aboard Pope Force One on Sunday. Traveling from Colombia back to Rome, the pontiff took questions from a diverse cast of reporters and didn't hold back in continuing to level criticism at … [Link]

Popular Science » Updated: Every game available for Nintendo Switch

Monday 11 September 21:30:00 UTC 2017

Nintendo Switch Games Gadgets The definitive list, continually updated. Part two. Every game for Nintendo Switch part two. Read on for the complete list. [Link]

Mashable » One woman's epic twitter thread has it all: A cheating boyfriend, stone cold revenge, and gifs aplenty

Monday 11 September 21:27:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt all began with a single, intriguing tweet.  On Sunday, Twitter user @AyanaTheDIVA posted something about figuring out her boyfriend had been cheating on her after a coworker showed her his Instagram page on her phone. She paired it with a very apt Beyonce gif. When a girl wants to show you a picture of her fine nigga in her phone … [Link]

Slashdot » China Joins the Growing Movement To Ban Gasoline, Diesel Cars

Monday 11 September 21:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: China has become the latest country to publicly discuss plans to ban the production and sale of gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles. In July, both France and the UK published plans to phase out sales of conventionally powered vehicles by 2040. China will now add another nail to the coffin of the … [Link]

Mashable » Hilariously, Nintendo doesn't want you to overpay for the SNES Classic

Monday 11 September 21:10:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOh, Nintendo. Here we go again. The Super NES Classic Edition is out on Sept. 29 and Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime really doesn't want you to pay too much for it. It retails for $80, but it's also very hard to find — so of course eBay flippers are already charging outrageous prices for something they don't even have … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Accused of Trying To Patent Public Domain Technology

Monday 11 September 20:45:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: A Polish academic is accusing Google of trying to patent technology he invented and that he purposely released into the public domain so companies like Google couldn't trap it inside restrictive licenses. The technology's name is Asymmetric Numeral Systems (ANS), a family of entropy coding methods that Polish assistant professor Jarosaw (Jarek) Duda developed … [Link]

Popular Science » You don’t actually want these parasites to go extinct

Monday 11 September 20:30:00 UTC 2017

Parasite of human body Animals Climate change won't just impact charismatic critters. Humans might fantasize about a world without parasites. But they connect food webs and serve vital purposes in every ecosystem. Without them, scientists don’t know what… [Link]

Mashable » How to respond when your coworker asks you, "How was your weekend?"

Monday 11 September 20:13:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSometimes when someone asks you how was your weekend, it means hello and you just keep walking. But sometimes it's a great opportunity to build a relationship with your coworker. So what do you say to make it fruitful and not awkward? Debra Fine, the author of The Fine Art of Small Talk, gives us some insight.  Read more…More about Relationships, … [Link]

Slashdot » Torvalds Wants Attackers To Join Linux Before They Turn To the "Dark Side"

Monday 11 September 20:05:00 UTC 2017

darthcamaro writes: People attack Linux everyday and Linus Torvalds is impressed by many of them. Speaking at the Open Source Summit in LA, Torvalds said he wants to seek out those that would attack Linux and get them to help improve Linux, before they turn to the 'dark side.' "There are smart people doing bad things, I wish they were … [Link]

Mashable » This simple, portable light could totally change the lantern game

Monday 11 September 20:01:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Proper lighting doesn't just make it easier to see the things in front of you (although, yes, that is important), it also helps to set the mood. A great light help to extend the fun beyond sunset, keep the party going, and focus in … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon's next Fire TV device rumored to act like a super-powered Echo

Monday 11 September 19:51:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmazon has made great strides toward capturing a good slice of the OTT set-top box space with Fire TV, but that slice may get a little bigger with a new, more powerful array of devices on the way.  SEE ALSO: Roku rolls out its own TV channel, pitting it against the very apps that call its box home On Monday, a … [Link]

Mashable » An amazing professor took care of his student's child during class when she couldn't find a babysitter

Monday 11 September 19:43:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen life gets in the way of your best laid plans, sometimes all you need is a simple act of kindness. That is exactly what happened to single mom and Texas A&M University student Ashton Robinson, who wasn't able to find a last-minute sitter for her son, Emmett. She was worried she'd have to miss class, but a simple offer from … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Eating more salt might save your life? Not so much

Monday 11 September 19:34:00 UTC 2017

The Salt Fix is the latest book attempting to overturn well-established dietary advice, but it leaves a bad taste, says Anthony Warner [Link]

Popular Science » The bees behind your morning coffee might be in big trouble

Monday 11 September 19:30:00 UTC 2017

Bees are essential to coffee growing. From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News Much more than your morning buzz is at stake. Global warming will take a toll on coffee-pollinating bees, potentially crippling the output of coffee-producing regions in Latin America. [Link]

Slashdot » T-Mobile Named Fastest US Mobile Carrier by New Wirefly Report

Monday 11 September 19:23:00 UTC 2017

T-Mobile offered the fastest internet speed to subscribers between Q1 and Q2 of 2017 (which ended in June), according to the Wirefly Speed Test, which combed through thousands of test results made using its service. T-Mobile scored highest in overall speed while Verizon ended up with a close second spot, Wirefly, which doesn't require Java or Flash for its tests, … [Link]

Mashable » 'It' has led to at least one devastating clown prank that involves a taser

Monday 11 September 19:06:19 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Forget the clown sightings of 2016—the new movie It has sparked new ideas to scare the living hell out of people. Just be really warned of the possible consequences. Youtuber Ashley Ortega pulled a horrifying prank on her roommate Corie after she returned from seeing the adaptation of Stephen King's novel, because what are friends for, right?  Ortega craftily placed … [Link]

Mashable » Patty Jenkins is returning for the 'Wonder Woman' sequel

Monday 11 September 18:59:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLightning doesn't strike twice, but Hollywood is all about trying to repeat the magic when it can. After the wild success of Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. has struck a deal with director Patty Jenkins to return for the sequel, per Variety. SEE ALSO: 'Wonder Woman' has done it! Top 5 superhero movie of all time According to the site, Jenkins was … [Link]

Mashable » University marching squad totally nails this 3D countdown sequence

Monday 11 September 18:49:03 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook When a marching team nails a routine, it's so satisfying to watch. The students at Inner Mongolia University performed this incredible sequence after graduating from military training — a compulsory module for college kids in China. They spell out the name of their university, and numbers like "60," to commemorate the school's 60th anniversary. But it's the countdown sequence that's … [Link]

Mashable » Happy 25th birthday, Harley Quinn. Your creator still loves you

Monday 11 September 18:48:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe man responsible for Harley Quinn's existence can sum up her philosophy in one sentence. "I may fall on my ass," chuckles Paul Dini, "but I'll kick yours first!" Dini, along with Bruce Timm, created Harley for the wildly popular television show Batman: The Animated Series — which is where she made her first appearance 25 years ago Monday. She was … [Link]

Mashable » Google will repair Hurricane Harvey victims' Pixel phones for free in Houston

Monday 11 September 18:45:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhile repairing a broken or damaged cell phone isn't always the most high-priority thing in the wake of a natural disaster, it's still an important one—phones are a primary tool used for communication and gathering information. SEE ALSO: Before and after photos: Harvey's devastating floods are clearly visible from space Now, in the wake of the devastating flooding and damage Hurricane … [Link]

Slashdot » Apple Suffers 'Major iPhone X Leak'

Monday 11 September 18:41:00 UTC 2017

Details of new iPhones and other forthcoming Apple devices have been revealed via an apparent leak. From a report: Two news sites were given access to an as-yet-unreleased version of the iOS operating system. The code refers to an iPhone X in addition to two new iPhone 8 handsets. It also details facial recognition tech that acts both as an … [Link]

Mashable » 'Game of Thrones' fan theory predicts where the Night King is heading and why

Monday 11 September 18:35:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSip that wine all you want, Cersei, but as of Season 7, the true villain of Game of Thrones is clearly the undead Night King, who spent the last couple episodes breaking walls and taking dragons. With the big bad now marching across the Seven Kingdoms, it's worth pondering the army of the dead's master plan, beyond killing and turning every … [Link]

Mashable » The next iPhone has a hidden security feature that cops will hate

Monday 11 September 18:32:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe iPhone X is coming, and with it a shiny new iOS for legions of Apple fans to excitedly pore over. One group that may not be so stoked on the update, however, is law enforcement.  Two new features in the operating system will make it more difficult for investigators to access data on seized devices, and security experts are heralding … [Link]

Mashable » Denny's craptastic new mascot has inspired some pretty good poop jokes

Monday 11 September 18:31:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDenny’s is best known for their signature Grand Slam breakfasts, but that may have just changed… All eyes are on their fairly new, not so appetizing mascot-type thing that a lot of people think bears a striking resemblance to feces. SEE ALSO: Denny's will most definitely regret tweeting this dank meme It's kind of impossible not to see it.  The Dennys … [Link]

Popular Science » Cleaning with bleach might increase your chance of getting COPD. How worried should you be?

Monday 11 September 18:30:06 UTC 2017

cleaning agents Health Disinfectants aren’t good for you, but they’re also not the main cause of lung problems. You shouldn’t breathe in bleach. If you could avoid ever coming in contact with it again, you’d be healthier. But the same is true of high fructose corn syrup and… [Link]

Popular Science » 71 percent off an Anker PowerPort and other good deals happening today

Monday 11 September 18:30:00 UTC 2017

Gadgets Our commerce editor helps you get the goods for cheaper. PopSci is always on the lookout for today's best deals. Our lists will be updated throughout the day, so check back to see if stumbled upon any awesome new discounts. [Link]

Mashable » Tropical Storm Irma causes record storm surge in Jacksonville, floods Charleston

Monday 11 September 18:28:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHurricane Irma, which was reclassified as a tropical storm early Monday, saved some of its worst storm surge impacts for northeast Florida, coastal Georgia, and South Carolina.  In Jacksonville, a record surge flooded downtown, leading the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood emergency as the water rose rapidly on Monday. Hours of strong winds blowing the ocean inland, and … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Shoe sensor will protect your back from heavy lifting

Monday 11 September 18:28:00 UTC 2017

A couple of simple sensors placed inside a normal shoe and safety hat could alert you when bad posture is about to cause you a nasty injury [Link]

New Scientist – News » The NYC subway is most efficient when it follows quantum maths

Monday 11 September 18:28:00 UTC 2017

New York's notoriously unreliable subway system isn’t all bad. Some lines follow statistical patterns seen in quantum systems, and run better for it [Link]

Mashable » Ward off Creepers with a Minecraft-inspired night light

Monday 11 September 18:24:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Are you afraid of the dark? If you’ve ever played Minecraft, then probably. There’s nothing like the surge of fear after you hear that telltale hiss of a creeper about to explode. SEE ALSO: Keep the nighttime scaries away with this glowing, dino-shaped gadget … [Link]

Mashable » Photos: Hurricane Irma leaves a trail of destruction across Florida

Monday 11 September 18:15:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday morning as a Category 4 storm. In doing so right after Hurricane Harvey devastated coastal Texas, it set a record for the first time on record that back-to-back Category 4 hurricanes have hit the U.S. Hurricane Irma was so powerful and long-lasting that it's "Accumulated Cyclone Energy" was higher than any … [Link]

Slashdot » Silicon Valley Avant-garde Have Turned To LSD in a Bid To Increase Their Productivity

Monday 11 September 18:05:00 UTC 2017

Every three days Nathan (not his real name), a 27-year-old venture capitalist in San Francisco, ingests 15 micrograms of lysergic acid diethylamide (commonly known as LSD or acid). From a story on 1843 Magazine: From the start, a small but significant crossover existed between those who were experimenting with drugs and the burgeoning tech community in San Francisco. "There were … [Link]

Mashable » Extremely organized flamingos show how orderly evacuation is done

Monday 11 September 18:00:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Busch Garden in Tampa, Fla. escorted their flamingos to a shelter in preparation for Tropical Storm Irma. The birds lined up in a single-file just like school kids and treaded their way to safety. Read more…More about Animals, Mashable Video, Florida, Hurricane, and Tampa [Link]

New Scientist – News » Rat brains seen replaying scary memories as they sleep

Monday 11 September 18:00:00 UTC 2017

Could this be where nightmares come from? When rats are given a fright while awake, their brains go on to replay their fear when they next fall sleep [Link]

New Scientist – News » Tiny worm burrows may reveal when first complex animals evolved

Monday 11 September 18:00:00 UTC 2017

Microscopic fossil burrows found in ancient rocks reveal that small worm-like animals existed more than half a billion years ago [Link]

New Scientist – News » ‘Dark matter’ microbes add 20 new branches to the tree of life

Monday 11 September 18:00:00 UTC 2017

Over 90 per cent of microorganisms are unknown to science, but DNA analysis has unmasked thousands of them and made life's story far more complex [Link]

Mashable » Are pit bulls really harder to train?

Monday 11 September 17:53:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPit bulls get a bad rap for being notoriously hard to train. But is it really justified or just a misconception? Cesar Millan stopped by Mashable to explain the myth of stubborn dog breeds. Read more…More about Dogs, Mashable Video, Dog, Aggression, and Real Time [Link]

Popular Science »  Last week in tech: It’s new iPhone eve

Monday 11 September 17:50:15 UTC 2017

iPhone announcement Technology Kill time before tomorrow's announcement with last week's biggest tech stories. Kill time before the iPhone announcement with this recap of last week's big tech stories. [Link]

Mashable » Gwyneth Paltrow gets messy on the inaugural cover of Goop's magazine

Monday 11 September 17:48:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGoop has officially leapt beyond your screen and has headed towards newsstands this month with a new magazine featuring Gwyneth Paltrow right on the cover, naked and covered in goop, of course. The new quarterly publication is a being made in collaboration with Condé Nast and will focus on topics like wellness, beauty, crystals, and bee-venom treatments—your typical Goop content.  SEE … [Link]

Mashable » Kristen Bell performed songs from 'Frozen' for evacuees at a Hurricane Irma shelter

Monday 11 September 17:41:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookActress and (almost) real-life Disney Princess Kristen Bell did her part this weekend for Florida residents affected by Hurricane Irma. While in Orlando for a film shoot (per the Associated Press), Bell dropped by a middle school serving as a storm shelter and performed songs from her 2013 Disney musical Frozen.  SEE ALSO: How to prepare for natural disasters Thank you … [Link]

Mashable » The Mind-Boggling World of Teeny, Tiny Food

Monday 11 September 17:34:26 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Food, Tiny Food, Mashable Reels, Small Food, and Rt Reels [Link]

Mashable » Apple's iconic 'one more thing' is dead, and the company's better for it

Monday 11 September 17:27:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe leak of basically everything about Apple's iOS 11 and its new iPhones removes any and all mystery about the company's event on Tuesday. Short of Apple CEO Tim Cook rolling onto stage in an Apple iCar, there are few surprises left. Not that there was much to begin with. For some time now, Apple's events have been so thoroughly spoiled … [Link]

Popular Science » 5 advanced Firefox hacks to level up your browsing

Monday 11 September 17:26:05 UTC 2017

browsing on laptop DIY Try out these tips, add-ons, and tricks. Improve your Firefox experience: When you dig under the web browser's surface, you'll uncover ways to search faster, fix problems, manage tabs, and more. [Link]

Slashdot » Google Challenges Record EU Antitrust Fine in Court

Monday 11 September 17:25:00 UTC 2017

Google appealed on Monday against a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.9 billion) EU antitrust fine, with its chances of success boosted by Intel's partial victory last week against another EU sanction. From a report: The world's most popular Internet search engine, a unit of the U.S. firm Alphabet, launched its appeal two months after it was fined by the European Commission for … [Link]

Popular Science » A timeline of Cassini's plunge of fiery doom on Friday

Monday 11 September 17:08:53 UTC 2017

saturn Space Here's how the planned crash into Saturn will go down. Cassini is about to plunge to its death. Here's how it will happen. [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Daily API RoundUp: Apple Music, Microsoft Intune, Lokalise, Nexosis, Unblu

Monday 11 September 17:06:17 UTC 2017

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples. [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Google Launches Google AMP Client ID API

Monday 11 September 17:05:02 UTC 2017

Google has announced that Google Analytics is enhancing support for AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) with the introduction of a new service, the Google AMP Client ID API. The Google AMP Client ID API allows developers to identify and analyze (through Google Analytics) the behavior of users who visit and engage with content on pages whether those pages are AMP or … [Link]

Mashable » Photos from Alamo Drafthouse's clown-only 'It' screenings are the stuff of nightmares

Monday 11 September 17:01:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookClown are people too — specifically, they are voracious moviegoers who couldn't wait to get decked out for the release of Stephen King's It. Alamo Drafthouse hosted a clown-only screening of the film, much like its women-only Wonder Woman screenings which sold out earlier this year. SEE ALSO: Critics say 'It' is missing something, but will still scare you silly The … [Link]

Mashable » 'Counter-Strike' team fails to show up to finals match, forfeits $50,000 prize

Monday 11 September 17:01:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThree Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players showed up late to a grand finals match on Sunday, leading to a decisive loss, and people are pointing their fingers in all sorts of directions. Three members of Counter-Strike team Immortals — Lucas "Lucas1" Teles, Vito "KNG" Giuseppe, and Henrique "Hen1" Teles — did not show up on time to their grand finals match at … [Link]

Mashable » This easy business planning app is like TurboTax for entrepreneurs

Monday 11 September 16:57:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Your next-big-thing business idea may sound good in your head. It may even sound good on paper. But if it doesn’t sound (and look) good in a carefully constructed business plan pitch, your investors aren’t going to lay down the dough to get your … [Link]

Mashable » Facial recognition could soon be used to identify masked protesters

Monday 11 September 16:48:29 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook“V for Vendetta" masks are a typical feature of many political protests since the eponymous dystopian movie came out in 2005 — but what if facial recognition technology was able to identify the face behind the mask?  SEE ALSO: Why the iPhone 8's facial recognition could be a privacy disaster We're not there yet, but researchers are slowly and steadily making … [Link]

Slashdot » How Techies Rescued Food Stamps

Monday 11 September 16:45:00 UTC 2017

New submitter rgh02 writes: There is an endless variety of apps designed to manage life for the upper middle class, but most low-income Americans don't benefit from the same time-saving hacks. Thanks to new trends in civic technology, that's beginning to change. The 43 million Americans depending on food stamps are seeing the introduction of apps like Propel's Fresh EBT, … [Link]

Mashable » Why the UK is poised to become the global leader in MadTech

Monday 11 September 16:34:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookArtificial intelligence, virtual reality, machine learning, interactive video, and mobile multimedia are just a few of the decidedly buzzword-y innovations tantalizing marketers with a promise to capitalise on a growing abundance of consumer data. Underlying these advancements are two less sexy-sounding but crucial catalysts: The marketing and advertising technology industries (sometimes collectively referred to as "MadTech"). From CRM to programmatic to … [Link]

Popular Science » You can actually be allergic to exercise

Monday 11 September 16:25:52 UTC 2017

Health Some people have a real excuse to skip the gym. Exercise induced anaphylaxis is treatable, but doctors don't know why it happens. [Link]

Mashable » Pennywise from 'IT' is the internet's new crush and it's sort of weird

Monday 11 September 16:18:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen Stephen King wrote the character of Pennywise the clown back in the eighties, he probably hoped it would strike fear into the heart of his audience. Terror, even.  And for the most part, that's exactly what Pennywise has done. SEE ALSO: This toddler dressed up as the creepy clown from 'It' will haunt your dreams forever This is 2017, though. … [Link]

Mashable » 'Super Mario 64' is now an online game, whether Nintendo likes it or not

Monday 11 September 16:16:46 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook I bet it can back up your save files, too. Super Mario 64 Online is a most epic fan creation. Using the beloved Nintendo 64 launch title as a foundation, this homemade project connects up to 24 players in their own online version of the Mushroom Kingdom. SEE ALSO: Nintendo reveals 20-plus indie games coming to Switch It uses a … [Link]

Mashable » Satellite stares into Hurricane Jose's eye, revealing whitecaps on the ocean below

Monday 11 September 16:12:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhile Hurricane Irma has garnered the most headlines in the past few days, the next storm that needs to be watched is already lurking in the Atlantic.  Hurricane Jose narrowly missed hitting Barbuda and Anguilla on Friday and Saturday, avoiding a doomsday scenario for those islands, which were ravaged by Hurricane Irma only a few days prior.  SEE ALSO: Unreal images … [Link]

Mashable » Billionaire Richard Branson's private island got absolutely walloped by Irma, and he just posted photos

Monday 11 September 16:11:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAfter waiting out Hurricane Irma in his concrete wine cellar as the storm hit his private Necker Island, Richard Branson's emerged to detail the damage. On Twitter and in a statement on the Virgin Group website, Branson shared photos depicting toppled palm trees and shattered buildings from Necker, the neighboring Virgin Island Gorda, and Puerto Rico.  BVI needs a "Disaster Recovery … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » How Starbucks Secures Their API, and How One Developer Cracked It

Monday 11 September 16:10:02 UTC 2017

From Slack integrations to coffee buttons, if Starbucks were to open up their API to the public, there are a ton of integrations that third-party developers could create. Tendigi CTO Nick Lee over at the Tendigi blog couldn’t wait so he reverse-engineered the Starbucks mobile app to work out how its API worked. [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Why Many Developers Choose Kubernetes' Over AWS for Managing Containers

Monday 11 September 16:10:02 UTC 2017

AWS may be scared of Kubernetes as it becomes the industry standard for managing containers. Why? The open-source platform gives companies a way to run apps across different clouds not just on AWS. Matt Asay over at Tech Republic provides the details. [Link]

Slashdot » Hundreds of AT&T Wireless Workers and Supporters Plan To Protest at iPhone 8 Launch at Apple HQ

Monday 11 September 16:05:00 UTC 2017

Hundreds of AT&T wireless workers and members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) will protest outside the launch of the iPhone 8 at Apple HQ on Tuesday, we were told. "Marking the start of a critical sales period that's expected to bring in billions for the telecom giant, workers are calling out AT&T's pay cuts for its retail employees … [Link]

Mashable » Everything that's wrong with that study which used AI to 'identify sexual orientation'

Monday 11 September 16:02:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAdvancements in artificial intelligence can be extremely worrying, especially when there are some pretty serious intimate and privacy issues at stake. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk thinks AI will be the most likely cause of WW3 A study from Stanford University, first reported in the Economist, has raised a controversy after claiming AI can deduce whether people are gay or straight by … [Link]

Mashable » 10 steps to becoming a successful entrepreneur — from a real life entrepreneur

Monday 11 September 15:59:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. No one is born a game-changer. Even the most rebellious, one-of-a-kind iconoclasts likely learned those traits from inspiring figures in their lives. From Bill Gates to Elon Musk to Warren Buffet, many of the world’s most notable entrepreneurs learned how to innovate, take risks, … [Link]

Mashable » Here's Rihanna riding a motocross bike around some glittery pink sand dunes

Monday 11 September 15:59:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOn Sunday, Rihanna closed her New York Fashion Week show as only Rihanna could: on the back of a motocross bike, elegantly swerving around some pink sand dunes. As models showed off the singer's latest Fenty x Puma collection, a crew of stunt riders did some extremely impressive tricks above the glittery sandscape. It was a dream! It was a wonder! … [Link]

Mashable » You won't be able to get your weed by drone in California

Monday 11 September 15:57:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWeed can do a lot of things, but it can't fly in California. California's Bureau of Cannabis Control published its business license regulations last week, and those rules include the ways businesses are legally allowed to transport their weed to paying customers. The publication comes after Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana, but before the state starts handing out business licenses … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Slingshot around Titan is the beginning of the end for Cassini

Monday 11 September 15:33:00 UTC 2017

The Cassini spacecraft is passing by Titan on its final nosedive into Saturn. Plenty has been revealed about Saturn’s largest moon on Cassini’s 20-year mission [Link]

Mashable » Steve Bannon responds to being portrayed as The Grim Reaper on 'Saturday Night Live'

Monday 11 September 15:25:13 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Team Trump may actively avoid all media that mocks them, but there's just too damn much of it to actually succeed at that.  In a probing interview with 60 Minutes' Charlie Rose, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was asked about his incarnation on Saturday Night Live: the Grim Reaper, portrayed by multiple cast members over the course of … [Link]

Slashdot » Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News

Monday 11 September 15:25:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: One of the main reasons RSS is so beloved of news gatherers is that it catches everything a site publishes — not just the articles that have proved popular with other users, not just the articles from today, not just the articles that happened to be tweeted out while you were actually staring at … [Link]

Mashable » Samsung and Apple should be worried about Xiaomi's luxurious Mi Mix 2

Monday 11 September 15:23:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple’s iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy phones dominate worldwide, but in Asia — and specifically in China — homegrown brands like Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi are rapidly closing in on them. Read more…More about Tech, Apple, Iphone, Samsung, and Technology [Link]

Mashable » So, a scorpion slipped onto a Boeing 737 plane for some light traveling

Monday 11 September 15:23:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSamuel L. Jackson had to deal with snakes on a plane but for the 125 passengers on a recent American Airlines flight it was a different type of issue.  A flight from Sacramento to Chicago was grounded on Sunday after a scorpion managed to sneak onboard according to the SF Gate. Surely the little thing just wanted to experience the Windy … [Link]

Mashable » Remember blowing into Mario cartridges? Now you can drink from one.

Monday 11 September 15:20:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Super Mushrooms? Feathers? Starmans? None of these Mario power-ups could pack quite as much of a punch as the Super Mario Brothers Canteen.    This handy canteen is shaped like an old Super Mario Bros. NES cartridge, perfect for letting your geek colors fly … [Link]

Mashable » This rotating house is a true test for roommate compatibility

Monday 11 September 15:03:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe installation is called ReActor. Two Russian artists built this house and lived in it for five days as part of a social experiment. Because the rotating house is balanced on a pole, the house can tilt and spin with the wind. The designers had to work together to keep the house balanced. Read more…More about Art, Design, House, Russian, and … [Link]

Mashable » Irma literally sucked the ocean away from the shore

Monday 11 September 14:55:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOn Sunday, Sept. 10, beaches in Tampa, Florida looked dried up — an effect caused by Hurricane Irma's powerful winds, leading to the shorelines to temporarily pull back. Read more…More about Beach, Ocean, Florida, Storm, and Real Time Video [Link]

Mashable » How the iPhone has evolved over the last decade

Monday 11 September 14:54:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn the last decade, we've seen the Apple iPhone make an evolution to a sleeker and taller design, better camera quality, new technologies like 3D Touch and Live Photos, water-resistance, and of course, said goodbye to the headphone jack. What will iPhone 8 bring to the table? Read more…More about Apple, Iphone, Ios, Technology, and Siri [Link]

Mashable » A kinda neat 2005 Honda Civic secret feature will make you say 'Oh, alright'

Monday 11 September 14:53:16 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook 2005Honda Civic owners no longer have to live in fear, or something. Apparently, that model of Honda Civic has a secret feature that's hidden just below the radio that will have you saying, "oh yeah, OK." In a quick, no nonsense video, Jared's Garage explains that in the accessory holder of the car, there's a weight that locks the accessory … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Our sun probably didn’t steal Planet Nine from outer space

Monday 11 September 14:51:00 UTC 2017

If there is a Planet Nine lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system, it was probably born close to the sun rather than snatched up from afar [Link]

Slashdot » I Downloaded an App. Suddenly, I was a Rescue Dispatcher.

Monday 11 September 14:45:00 UTC 2017

Holly Hartman, a journalism teacher for 22 years, writes an incredible story: After watching nonstop coverage of the hurricane and the incredible rescues that were taking place, I got in bed at 10:30 on Tuesday night. I had been glued to the TV for days. I read an article about the Cajun Navy and the thousands of selfless volunteers who … [Link]

Mashable » Tiny, wonderful dog shows off its winning smile for the camera

Monday 11 September 14:44:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe may have a next social media dog in the making. Is there anything a dog can't do? The answer is no. Dogs can do everything, including smile. Blink and you'll miss this dog slowly smiling directly at the camera, like only the cutest of cute things can do. had to post on twitter too because hoss is way too cute … [Link]

Mashable » Malala wrote a magical new picture book, inspired by her own childhood (and we have a sneak peek)

Monday 11 September 14:32:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMalala Yousafzai's life has been anything but ordinary.  Born in 1997 in Pakistan's Swat Valley, the now 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize-winner rose to fame by speaking out about the importance of girls' education, and she was targeted by the Taliban for it. Through her signature tenacity and powerful voice, Malala's early activism has since grown into an international movement. In her … [Link]

Mashable » Melissa McCarthy just won an Emmy for playing Sean Spicer, which seems right

Monday 11 September 14:15:40 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Sean Spicer's tenure in the White House may have ended, but we'll have Melissa McCarthy's impressions of him forever. At Sunday's Creative Arts Awards for the 2017 Emmys, McCarthy took home the statue for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live Season 42. SEE ALSO: Surprise: Trump completely changed the way 'Saturday Night Live' is … [Link]

Slashdot » Bitcoin Price Falls Again On Reports that China is Shutting Down Local Exchanges

Monday 11 September 14:07:00 UTC 2017

China's clampdown on cryptocurrencies has reportedly taken a new direction — to close down local bitcoin exchanges. From a report: Initial reports from Chinese media that the government plans to close down domestic cryptocurrency exchanges have seen the virtual coin shed more than $100 since Friday. Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal also reported Monday that that the country is … [Link]

Mashable » Fake Shakespeare Facts is the kind of fake news we can get on board with

Monday 11 September 13:50:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookShall I compare thee to a summer's day? Or shall I just post #fakenews on Twitter? For reasons that are not entirely clear, Twitter has been blowing up with the hashtag #FakeShakespeareFacts. They've appeared just ahead of season two of the BBC sitcom Upstart Crow, starring David Mitchell (of Peep Show fame) as the bard himself. It seems Twitter has hurled … [Link]

Mashable » John Oliver hammers Donald Trump's decision to pardon Arpaio in blistering rant

Monday 11 September 13:25:24 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook If you were still 50/50 on Donald Trump's decision to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, just have a watch of the latest clip from Last Week Tonight. See if John Oliver can't change your mind. SEE ALSO: People are outraged Trump hid behind a hurricane to pardon Joe Arpaio In the 15-minute rant above, Oliver breaks down all the things "America's … [Link]

Mashable » Tesla helps folks escape Hurricane Irma by boosting the range of some cars

Monday 11 September 13:16:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTesla pushed an emergency over-the-air update to some cars in the southeast U.S., extending the electric cars range to help owners evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma.  Electrek first reported on the news, and it was later confirmed by a Tesla spokesperson.  SEE ALSO: Tesla's electric semi could be the 'biggest catalyst for the trucking industry in decades,' says analyst Tesla could … [Link]

New Scientist – News » App creates augmented-reality tutorials from normal videos

Monday 11 September 12:48:10 UTC 2017

Want to fix your car or indulge in some molecular gastronomy? A system that generates the kind of AR tutorials that trains fighter jet engineers could help [Link]

New Scientist – News » Florida suffers coast-to-coast battering by Hurricane Irma

Monday 11 September 12:48:09 UTC 2017

After striking the Caribbean islands and leaving several close to uninhabitable, Hurricane Irma has made landfall in Florida and caused untold damage [Link]

Popular Science » Your routines might be screwing with your body. Here's how to fix it.

Monday 11 September 12:45:00 UTC 2017

Best time to DIY When to eat, drink, sleep, and think deep thoughts. You might think you're in control of your schedule, but your body evolved to follow a natural rhythm. [Link]

Mashable » Miss Texas gives a far better answer on Charlottesville than Trump

Monday 11 September 12:40:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIs anyone aware of any, uh, provisions in the Constitution that will allow Miss America to replace the current President of America? The Founders *clearly* did not prepare for a time when a minor contestant at a national pageant had far greater judgement and understanding than our Commander-in-Chief. Alas, that time is here. SEE ALSO: I went ghost hunting at Trump’s … [Link]

Popular Science » Your schedule could be killing you

Monday 11 September 12:15:00 UTC 2017

Heart Disease DIY Modern lifestyles are at war with the way our bodies evolved to function. Modern lifestyles are at war with the way our bodies evolved to function, and the battle is wiping us out. [Link]

Mashable » Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 is the most luxurious Chinese phone ever made—and it works in the US

Monday 11 September 12:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f81619%2f3ffa9d37 9781 4f34 bc41 6e85ac38a5cf Read more… {"player":{"descript~ and Samsung should be scared.","image":&qu~ Mi Mix 2 is the most luxurious Chinese phone ever made—and it works in the US","sources":[{&quo~ phone,xiaomi mi mix 2,mi mix 2","sec0":null,&quot~ phone,xiaomi mi mix 2,mi mix 2","videoSeriesName"~ More about Android, China, Smartphones, Reviews, and Xiaomi [Link]

Mashable » World's first VR brain surgery film will satisfy your scientific curiosity

Monday 11 September 11:51:16 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Warning: Some viewers may find the above video graphic.  Ever wanted to hang out in the operating theatre to see a brain surgery with your own eyes?  Then this immersive video is for you. The neurosurgical team at The Royal London Hospital have published the first 360 VR film showing a patient undergoing surgery to treat life-threatening brain aneurysms.  With … [Link]

Slashdot » Government Officials Begin Investigating Equifax Breach

Monday 11 September 11:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes the Hill: The massive breach of credit rating firm Equifax is attracting scrutiny from government officials across the country. Lawmakers from both parties have expressed concern over the hack, which could have left vulnerable sensitive personal information for as many as 143 million people. The New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois attorneys general have announced formal investigations … [Link]

Mashable » James Franco and Kendall Jenner competing for puppy love on Fallon will give you cuteness-rage

Monday 11 September 11:24:49 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook As if being international celebrities weren't enough, film star James Franco and supermodel Kendall Jenner got to compete for puppy hugs by answering quiz questions on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Kimmel. SEE ALSO: Theon Greyjoy brought a puppy to his 'Game of Thrones' Comic-Con panel The two stars have to answer genuinely challenging quiz questions – both verbally and … [Link]

Mashable » The iPhone 8 will fuel Apple's Upgrade Program, and that's a bad thing

Monday 11 September 11:15:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhat is the best way to pay for a $1,200 iPhone? For many, the answer will be Apple's official monthly installment plan. Just sign on the dotted line and shell out cash to the world's wealthiest company every single month. Though the iPhone Upgrade Program is ostensibly a way to pay for one iPhone over a period of 24 months, it's … [Link]

Mashable » Here's what Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 looks like on the inside

Monday 11 September 11:15:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSamsung’s Note 8 is an incredibly important phone for the company. It comes after the Note 7, which was pulled from the market after numerous reports of its battery overheating and, sometimes, catching fire.  So seeing the new phone from the inside, courtesy of iFixit's latest teardown, is a good way to inspect all the ways in which Samsung made sure … [Link]

Mashable » This guy went to an 'IT' screening and got a horrible, horrible surprise

Monday 11 September 11:13:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you've plucked up the courage to go and see the new IT adaptation, you'll probably want to be surrounded by loved ones. A friendly, packed audience. Relatives on either side. Plenty of emotional support. SEE ALSO: Alexander Skarsgård trolled his brother at the 'It' premiere and the photos are downright perfect What you probably don't want, is to find yourself … [Link]

Mashable » Heartfelt note to kind coffee shop employees will lift your spirit

Monday 11 September 10:47:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe can all agree, coffee baristas are everyday heroes. Serving coffee to sleepy commuters is already a pretty vital service, but sometimes baristas get to make an extra bit of difference. SEE ALSO: Dude applauded for buying elderly woman's groceries when her card declines A reddit thread submitted by a coffee barista has elicited a lot of emotional responses online. It's … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Democracy needs an upgrade to ensure it keeps people on its side

Monday 11 September 10:45:59 UTC 2017

If an election winner gains fewer votes than the loser, the system is flawed. To stay the best mode of government, democracy needs to use new technology [Link]

Mashable » Idris Elba reacts to 'Dark Tower' haters, confirms he's hugged Stephen King

Monday 11 September 10:44:10 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f81611%2f73c711cf e2ba 4b92 9637 0c63328e80ed Read more… {"player":{"descript~ actor talks about hanging out with Stephen King and the important of adult literacy. ","image":"http~ Elba reacts to 'Dark Tower' haters, confirms he's hugged Stephen King","sources":[{&q~ elba,stephen king,acting,awareness,dark tower,literacy day","sec0":null,&qu~ elba,stephen king,acting,awareness,dark tower,literacy day","videoSeriesName&quo~ More about Campaigning, Idris Elba, Stephen King, Acting, and Awareness [Link]

Mashable » Never, ever ask J.K. Rowling this one 'Harry Potter' question

Monday 11 September 10:07:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf her Twitter feed is anything to go by, J.K. Rowling probably gets asked somewhere in the region of several hundred Harry Potter-related questions a day. For the most part, though, she takes it very well. In the decade since the final book was released, the magical author has revealed a whole bunch of new information about everyone's favourite wizard. SEE … [Link]

Mashable » Watch these flamingoes form an orderly queue to escape Hurricane Irma

Monday 11 September 10:03:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s not often you get to see flamingos marching in single file — but extreme situations call for extreme measures. American news channels recently released this footage of flamingos at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida being led to safety ahead of hurricane Irma. SEE ALSO: How to prepare for natural disasters Watch their majestic procession: "Single-file line, just like in elementary … [Link]

Mashable » Wizard barber cuts hair in record time while holding 15 pairs of scissors

Monday 11 September 9:59:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMeet Edward Scissorhands IRL. A Pakistani barber who somehow manages to wield 15 pairs of scissors simultaneously is making waves online. SEE ALSO: 10 Hairstyles That Don't Deserve a Comeback 33-year-old Sadiq Ali takes about 20 minutes for each haircut and charges only $2 for the complete experience, according to a report by news outlet CGTN. But it might not be … [Link]

Mashable » PewDiePie uses N-word during live stream, game developer takes action

Monday 11 September 9:40:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPewDiePie is at the centre of a controversy, once again.  SEE ALSO: PewDiePie after Charlottesville: 'Nazi memes are not even that funny anymore' YouTube's highest paid and most prominent personality, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, used a racial slur during a livestream video playing Battle Royale shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.  In the video, PewDiePie can be seen getting frustrated with another … [Link]

Mashable » Chrissy Teigen live-tweeted a naked British dating show and it was glorious

Monday 11 September 9:22:48 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen you're visiting another country, it can be fun to take in some of the local culture in your spare time. Perhaps do a bit of sightseeing. Maybe try the local cuisine.  SEE ALSO: Interview: Chrissy Teigen, on how to definitively win the internet Or, in the case of Chrissy Teigen during her recent visit to the UK, watch some of … [Link]

Mashable » Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is absolutely stunning, and pretty damn cheap

Monday 11 September 9:14:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookXiaomi is probably the only company who'd dare launch a new flagship phone one day before Apple's big iPhone announcement.  But the Chinese smartphone maker has done it in style. The company launched the Mi Mix 2, a beautiful, nearly bezel-less device with pretty crazy specs and a moderate price.  SEE ALSO: Xiaomi advertises its first Android One phone as 'similar … [Link]

Mashable » If you like ranting on Twitter, a new tweetstorm function is your dream come true

Monday 11 September 8:25:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSometimes, 140 characters is not enough. Twitter is reportedly secretly testing out a new feature in Android that lets users publish a string of tweets all in one go, according to a report by The Next Web. SEE ALSO: A guy's Twitter account got suspended after he made a death threat—against a mosquito A user under the alias Devesh Logendran reportedly … [Link]

Slashdot » As Robots Move Into Amazon's Warehouses, What's Happening To Its Human Workers?

Monday 11 September 7:34:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader writes: A 21-year-old Amazon warehouse worker has been replaced by "a giant, bright yellow mechanical arm" that stacks 25-pound bins. "Her new job at Amazon is to baby-sit several robots at a time," reports the New York Times, "troubleshooting them when necessary and making sure they have bins to load… [T]he company's eye-popping growth has turned it … [Link]

Mashable » Just a great white on the beach, nothing to see here

Monday 11 September 7:25:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGoing for a cheeky afternoon dip proved a little difficult for folks in Sydney on Monday, due to a casual cameo from, y'know, a great white shark. Picked up by locals on social media and reported by Nine News, the shark washed up on the shore of Sydney's Manly Beach in distress.  Literally about to take my boys for a swim… … [Link]

Mashable » Hollywood casting director says Asians are not expressive and people are not having it

Monday 11 September 7:15:48 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAre Asian actors less expressive than their white counterparts? Asians are taking to Twitter in anger, after a Hollywood casting director allegedly said Asian actors were more difficult to cast because they were "not very expressive." SEE ALSO: The 8 main excuses Hollywood uses for racially insensitive casting – and why they're BS An article by Paste Magazine quotes Nancy Wang … [Link]

Mashable » China makes plans to ban gasoline cars

Monday 11 September 7:05:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookChina is looking to fully ban gasoline cars down the road. The surprising announcement was made at an automotive industry forum over the weekend. Xin Guobin, deputy minister of industry and IT, said the ministry has started planning out a timeline for the end of petrol and diesel cars, and light commercial vehicles. SEE ALSO: Tesla's most expensive cars just got … [Link]

Mashable » Dogs go rainbow for marriage equality in Sydney

Monday 11 September 5:46:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLove is love, even doggos know it. A casual 30,000 people (and a handful of progressive dogs) marched for marriage equality in Sydney on Sunday, to show their support for same-sex marriage in Australia, ahead of a national postal vote on the matter.  SEE ALSO: These are the best signs from Australia's pro-marriage equality rallies Rally organisers have said the Sept. … [Link]

The Joy of Tech » JoT #2451: Don't spoil my keynote!

Monday 11 September 4:52:21 UTC 2017

JoT thumbCurses to the spoilers of child-like wonder. [Link]

Slashdot » The Washington Post Pans Apple-Sponsored School Reform TV Special

Monday 11 September 4:34:00 UTC 2017

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: On Friday night, the Big Four Networks simultaneously aired EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live [YouTube], a commercial-free, one-hour TV special that championed Laurene Powell Jobs' mission to rethink the American high school. The closing credits listed Jobs as an Executive Producer, and noted that the chock-full-of-celebrities special was sponsored in part by her Emerson … [Link]

Mashable » Apple's historic iOS 11 leak may have been an inside job, report says

Monday 11 September 3:29:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe’re now accustomed to a minor hardware and software leaks in the weeks and months ahead of any major Apple event, but Saturday's massive Golden Master version iOS 11 leak may be the worst ever suffered by the incredibly secretive company.  Like, ever. So now, just a couple of days away from Apple's big iPhone event, we await the inevitable leak … [Link]

The Joy of Tech » JoT #2450: Betting on Bond!

Monday 11 September 2:45:44 UTC 2017

JoT thumbBezos VS Cook at the Casino Royale! [Link]

Mashable » What 'Star Trek' star LeVar Burton learned as first-time podcaster

Monday 11 September 2:06:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLeVar Burton just can't stop reading. The former Star Trek and Roots star just wrapped the first season of his weekly podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, where Burton lends his reassuring, emotive voice to various works of short-form fiction. The term "season" is a loose one — the books are a grab bag of authors and genres, from Daisy Johnson's exploration of … [Link]

Mashable » Len Wein, Wolverine co-creator, dead at 69, gets tribute from Hugh Jackman, others

Monday 11 September 1:41:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOne of the masters of the comic book universe, writer and editor Len Wein, has died at the age of 69, and the giants in his field took to Twitter on Sunday to remind us all of the talent we lost.  SEE ALSO: Netflix just bought its first company—and it's to team up with a comic book legend Wein co-created well … [Link]

Slashdot » Tesla Temporarily Boosts Battery Capacity For Hurricane Irma

Monday 11 September 1:34:00 UTC 2017

Slashdot reader mikeebbbd noticed this in the AP's Florida hurricane coverage: Electric car maker Tesla says it has temporarily increased the battery capacity of some of its cars to help drivers escaping Hurricane Irma. The electric car maker said the battery boost was applied to Model S and X cars in the Southeast. Some drivers only buy 60 or 70 … [Link]

Mashable » These are the best signs from Australia's pro-marriage equality rallies

Monday 11 September 1:07:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Babadook, Marge Simpson, and Daleks campaigned for marriage equality on Sunday. Sorta. Thousands marched in Sydney and Brisbane on Sunday, to show their support for same-sex marriage in Australia, ahead of a national postal vote on the matter. With an estimated 30,000 in attendance in Sydney, rally organisers have said the Sept. 10 event now sits as the largest LGBTI … [Link]

Mashable » 'Outlander' Season 3 premiere finally reveals how Jamie and Black Jack's story ends

Monday 11 September 0:58:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSpoiler warning: This recap contains plot details for Outlander Season 3, episode 1, titled "The Battle Joined." Try as Jamie Fraser might, he just can't seem to die.  He enters the Battle of Culloden devastated by the reality of having to say goodbye to his wife and unborn child, but also assured of their safety, having sent them (and the rest … [Link]

Mashable » Birds are flying around in Hurricane Irma's eye

Monday 11 September 0:57:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHow do birds stay safe during a hurricane? They fly right into the middle of it. Masses of birds can fly for miles within the eye of a hurricane, surrounded on all sides by powerful wind and thunderstorms yet sheltered from them within the middle of the storm.  SEE ALSO: Hurricane Irma: A weather geek's live updates Flocks of birds have … [Link]

Mashable » Canceled cruises head to the Caribbean to help stranded tourists

Monday 11 September 0:49:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWith Hurricane Irma keeping cruise ships from making trips around Florida and the Caribbean, the huge ships are setting sail to help those left reeling from the deadly storm. The storm struck the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Barbuda, and other Caribbean islands at full force late last week. The destruction was devastating, with several deaths reported and many without shelter, … [Link]

Mashable » The Miami Airport Twitter feed is working overtime to correct Hurricane Irma misinformation

Monday 11 September 0:25:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe people running social media for Miami International Airport deserve some hazard pay. The airport's Twitter feed has been feverishly countering bad information and responding to inquiries, as Florida is slammed by Hurricane Irma. SEE ALSO: This Snapchat feature can help you keep tabs on Harvey's devastation The airport, which sits on the southeastern tip of Florida, is currently closed due … [Link]


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