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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 » 6 songs that had your head bopping during the big Apple Event

Tuesday 12 September 23:49:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhether the Apple Event knocked your socks off this year or left you unimpressed like McKayla Maroney, there's one thing you've gotta give Apple props for … its damn good music selection.  SEE ALSO: 15 Songs That Defined the Sound of Apple Marketing Apple's known for handpicking catchy tunes and their commercials can catapult artists to fame, such as the Black … [Link]

Mashable » The new Apple Watch with LTE connectivity won't get you out of buying an iPhone

Tuesday 12 September 23:49:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe $399 Apple Watch Series 3 is the latest and most significant update to Apple's line of smartwatches for one important reason: LTE connectivity. With a cellular connection, users are able to talk and stream music on their watches free from the shackles of their extremely lightweight smartphones.  Except, here's the thing: They'll still need to own an iPhone 6 or … [Link]

Slashdot » J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars: Episode IX; Premiere Date Pushed To December 2019

Tuesday 12 September 23:30:00 UTC 2017

A week after Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow was ousted from the Star Wars: Episode IX director's chair, a familiar face has stepped in to replace him: J.J. Abrams, the man responsible for successfully rebooting the new trilogy in 2015 with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. From a report: Disney just pushed back the release of Star Wars: Episode IX from … [Link]

Slashdot » Intel Cuts Cord On Its Current Cord-Cutting WiGig Products

Tuesday 12 September 22:50:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a ZDNet report, which also has some clarification from Intel: It looks like you can add WiGig wireless docking to Intel's dustbin (along with IoT products axed earlier this summer), as the company has discontinued existing products using the 802.11ad wireless standard, according to Anandtech. [Since publishing this report, we've received a statement from Intel clarifying … [Link]

Mashable » Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are new in all the most meaningful ways

Tuesday 12 September 22:48:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe new iPhone X may be the darling of Apple's big fall event, but you shouldn't overlook the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus because there are plenty of serious updates that make them worth considering. Chief among them is the built-in wireless charging. SEE ALSO: Live blog: All the news from Apple's big iPhone 8 event From the outside, the … [Link]

Mashable » Intense dashcam video shows a falling tree narrowly missing a car

Tuesday 12 September 22:47:18 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook A woman driving on a road in Georgia was nearly crushed when a tree suddenly fell across the road due to Tropical Storm Irma's intense winds. Michael Head was traveling on Highway 92 near Fayetteville on Monday when he witnessed the jaw-dropping accident. A dashcam in his car captured the whole thing, as you can see in the video above. … [Link]

Mashable » Edith Windsor remembered for her monumental fight for marriage equality

Tuesday 12 September 22:40:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEdith Windsor was a computer programmer who became a gay rights pioneer. Back in 2013 she helped overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that kept same-sex couples from being recognized as spouses (and receiving federal marriage benefits) — and it all started because she wanted a tax refund.   She died today at the age of 88, according to the … [Link]

Slashdot » Apple Is Releasing macOS High Sierra On September 25

Tuesday 12 September 22:30:00 UTC 2017

After updating its website for the iPhone launch event, Apple has confirmed that macOS High Sierra will be released on September 25th. TechCrunch provides a brief rundown of the major changes, most of which are under the hood: The Photos app is still receiving some new features to keep it up to date with the iOS version. There are more … [Link]

Mashable » Why the iPhone X could be Apple's ultimate tech folly

Tuesday 12 September 22:08:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere’s a certain kind of person who will happily drop $999 (or $1,149 for the 256GB version, all before tax) on the Apple iPhone X when it launches Nov. 3. You probably know at least one of them; some of my best friends are among their number.  It isn't enough to describe these consumers as mere early adopters. Their mania for … [Link]

Mashable » Apple tried to show off Face ID, and it was so embarrassing

Tuesday 12 September 22:05:27 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f9%2fa0e309eb 3a95 d819%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ ","image":"http~ tried to show off Face ID, and it was so embarrassing","sources&qu~ event,iphone x","sec0":null,&quot~ event,iphone x","videoSeriesName"~ More about Apple, Iphone, Fail, Apple Event, and Iphone X [Link]

Mashable » I have spent YEARS designing the iPhone 9 and I am mad as hell

Tuesday 12 September 22:02:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCUPERTINO, CA: The bastard Tim Cook has stabbed me in the back and taken everything from me. Today, Apple unveiled two new iPhones at their event about iPhones.  The first iPhone is the iPhone 8: an ancient piece of dogshit tech that we will all forget about in one week. The second iPhone is the iPhone X (pronounced "iPhone ten"): a … [Link]

Slashdot » 'Operational Limitations' In Tesla Model S Played a 'Major Role' In Autopilot Crash, Says NTSB

Tuesday 12 September 22:00:00 UTC 2017

Mr D from 63 writes from a report via Reuters: The chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday "operational limitations" in the Tesla Model S played a "major role" in a May 2016 crash that killed a driver using the vehicle's semi-autonomous "Autopilot" system. Reuters reported on Monday that the NTSB is expected to find … [Link]

Mashable » iPhone X: Hands on with Apple's stunning new device

Tuesday 12 September 21:55:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Apple iPhone X is everything we hoped for. It's the true successor to the original iPhone, with lust-worthy styling, superlative materials, and a stunning amount of power and intelligence for a hand-held device. Apple unveiled the 5.8-inch (yet surprisingly palm-friendly) smartphone as the all-important "one more thing" portion in a cavalcade of new product announcements. SEE ALSO: Why the iPhone … [Link]

Mashable » Bungie responded swiftly to a hate symbol appearing in 'Destiny 2,' but questions remain

Tuesday 12 September 21:53:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA piece of armor in Destiny 2 bears a logo that looks suspiciously similar to a symbol associated with white nationalists (i.e. racists). Bungie addressed the issue directly on Tuesday morning in a pair of tweets. The short version? Shit's gonna get fixed. SEE ALSO: 'Destiny 2' gives returning players a thoughtful record of their 'Destiny' triumphs 1/2 It’s come to … [Link]

Mashable » This Kickstarter project could help audit energy usage in your home

Tuesday 12 September 21:50:32 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. So you want to help the environment, you want to take control of your energy usage, heck, you might even be your home’s own light switch police — but where do you start? You know cutting back on energy usage is part of the … [Link]

Mashable » This is the Apple Watch's most important update yet

Tuesday 12 September 21:46:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple just upped its smartwatch game in a huge way. The Apple Watch Series 3 is the biggest and most consequential update to date. By adding LTE connectivity, Apple has delivered an upgrade that will completely change how you use the device. SEE ALSO: Apple’s biggest announcement won’t be the iPhone 8, but HOW you use it Earlier iterations of the … [Link]

Mashable » How rapper Logic was re-introduced to school

Tuesday 12 September 21:45:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOn this episode of StarTalk on Mashable, Neil deGrasse Tyson talks to rapper Logic about his schooling experience. Check out the full StarTalk podcast with Logic here. StarTalk on Mashable is a video series produced by Mashable and StarTalk Radio.  StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio program hosted by Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.  Follow StarTalk Radio on Twitter, and watch … [Link]

Mashable » There's a new massive clump of wet trash under London, heavier than 11 double decker buses

Tuesday 12 September 21:40:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAnother day, another fatberg. It was only last year that a giant clump of wet wipes and trash was found in an Australian sewer. But this recent sewer ball found in east London is even larger.  Way, way larger.  You'll never guess how long the HUGE #fatberg we're removing from a Whitechapel sewer is. Find out in @EveningStandard #BinItDontBlockIt pic.twitter.com/lNecc2LYPr — … [Link]

Mashable » Tim Cook gives an emotional tribute to Steve Jobs

Tuesday 12 September 21:39:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookListen for yourself. Read more…More about Apple, Iphone, Tim Cook, Innovation, and Apple Event [Link]

Mashable » The 'Hurricane Shark' is a Twitter sensation

Tuesday 12 September 21:33:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHurricane Shark is a photoshopped photo of a shark on a freeway that resurfaces every time there's a storm. Of course, the internet is striking back with their own funny versions. Read more…More about Twitter, Mashable Video, Photoshop, Shark, and Hurricane [Link]

Mashable » I'm so sorry, but here are Ted Cruz's favorite pornos

Tuesday 12 September 21:26:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSept. 11 will forever be remembered as the day close to 3,000 Americans were murdered, and Senator Ted Cruz faved a porn video on Twitter. Many were shocked that Cruz, who once famously argued against solo masturbation, masturbated to anything besides the sound of his own voice on the Senate floor. Alas, it appears that the Senator has a long-suppressed interest … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Daily API RoundUp: Paw, Lexper, Gather Data, Vantiv, Appian

Tuesday 12 September 21:24:19 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]

Mashable » Before and after photos show Hurricane Irma's devastation in the Caribbean

Tuesday 12 September 21:20:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHurricane Irma caused billions in damage in Florida, destroying large parts of the Keys and knocking out power to at least 60 percent of the state. The destruction in the U.S., however, pales in comparison to the toll that Irma exacted in the northern Leeward Islands and parts of the Caribbean.  As a Category 5 beast with sustained winds of 185 … [Link]

Slashdot » BlueBorne Vulnerabilities Impact Over 5 Billion Bluetooth-Enabled Devices

Tuesday 12 September 21:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: Security researchers have discovered eight vulnerabilities — codenamed collectively as BlueBorne — in the Bluetooth implementations used by over 5.3 billion devices. Researchers say the vulnerabilities are undetectable and unstoppable by traditional security solutions. No user interaction is needed for an attacker to use the BleuBorne flaws, nor does the attacker … [Link]

Mashable » Get ready for a Trump book from your favorite White House reporters

Tuesday 12 September 21:19:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwo of the New York Times' most dogged White House reporters are reportedly coauthoring a new book on President Donald Trump.  I wouldn't mark it on a list of holiday presents to buy, though, because it's unclear when this thing is gonna publish. SEE ALSO: Reporters call out Trump’s claim that he saw Harvey ‘horror & devastation’ The Random House book … [Link]

Mashable » Sure, porn is fine. But did you know Pornhub can also teach you to cook?

Tuesday 12 September 21:14:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you're visiting Pornhub for the sex, you're doing it all wrong. Sure it's chock full of super explicit videos of people doing all kinds of very adult things. But did you know you can also use the site to learn how to roast a chicken (NOT a euphemism) and fix your car? Yep. Lately the comments section of the Pornhub … [Link]

Mashable » The ugly truth about giraffes

Tuesday 12 September 21:12:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGiraffes are the tender, emo teens of the animal kingdom. But these gangly giants also have a dark side to them. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Facts, Real Time Video, Real Time Video, and Real Time Video [Link]

Mashable » Steve Jobs' voice opens the 2017 Apple Event

Tuesday 12 September 21:08:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHe gives us an inspiring message. Read more…More about Apple, Iphone, Iphone 7, Apple Event, and Steve Jobs [Link]

Mashable » 'Walking Dead' stars Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan took a bromantic motorcycle trip together

Tuesday 12 September 21:04:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThey may be sworn enemies on The Walking Dead, but offscreen, Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan are as close as Negan and Lucille (or Daryl and his motorcycle, for that matter). Speaking of obsessions, AMC has released a first look at the Season 2 premiere of its unscripted docuseries Ride with Norman Reedus, which sees Reedus and Morgan hitting the … [Link]

Mashable » Empanada-stealing dog is the real hero of this Chilean TV interview

Tuesday 12 September 21:03:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe saying "can't teach a old dog new tricks" doesn't apply to this sneaky bandit.  At first, you're watching a simple interview about empanadas for Chile Independence Day. But blink and you'll miss a dog quietly take one of the empanadas off the grill. Talk about a ninja in disguise.  SEE ALSO: So, a scorpion slipped onto a Boeing 737 plane … [Link]

Mashable » Malcolm Gladwell and Gucci Mane's new friendship is so pure and wonderful

Tuesday 12 September 20:59:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf unexpected friendships are your thing, here's something that might make you happy: Gucci Mane and Malcom Gladwell have officially met.  The godfather of trap and The New Yorker staff writer have spoken highly of each other on Twitter before, and on Monday night, Gladwell sat down with Gucci for an interview at the YouTube Space New York.  SEE ALSO: Here's … [Link]

Mashable » Nurses save this 3-year-old girl's birthday party

Tuesday 12 September 20:55:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWillow Smith was diagnosed with leukemia 2 days before her birthday. Her family and friends weren't able to be there due to the eminent threat of Irma. The staff at John Hopkins All Children's Hospital came to the rescue. Read more…More about Kids, Florida, Birthday, Hospital, and Nurses [Link]

Mashable » 'Metroid' is finally back and the reviews are GREAT

Tuesday 12 September 20:53:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFirst, a personal anecdote. Every so often, Nintendo conducts a series of media audits. They're very straightforward: A reporter gets on the phone with their Nintendo rep for a chat about how they think the company is doing on various topics of interest. No secrets, no coverage; just an opportunity for a journalist to say how they're feeling. SEE ALSO: Nintendo … [Link]

Mashable » Even Apple admits Face ID can't fully secure your sensitive data

Tuesday 12 September 20:43:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs long rumored, the unveiling of the iPhone X on Tuesday brought with it the death of Touch ID. In its place will be a little something called Face ID.  But here's the thing: You shouldn't use it. Hailed by Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, as a revolution in technology, Face ID does what it sounds like: … [Link]

Slashdot » A New Way to Learn Economics

Tuesday 12 September 20:40:00 UTC 2017

John Cassidy, writing for The New Yorker: With the new school year starting, there is good news for incoming students of economics — and anybody else who wants to learn about issues like inequality, globalization, and the most efficient ways to tackle climate change. A group of economists from both sides of the Atlantic, part of a project called CORE … [Link]

Popular Science » Meet the man fighting to save our country's rarest chickens

Tuesday 12 September 20:30:00 UTC 2017

chickens on farm Animals Big Chicken. A 1940's contest nearly eliminated purebred chickens that previously dominated farmyards. But in one corner of Kansas, one man is keeping their legacy alive. [Link]

Mashable » Apple's macOS High Sierra will launch on Sept. 25

Tuesday 12 September 20:28:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe next version of Apple's desktop operating system, macOS High Sierra, will launch on Sept 25, Apple unveiled on Tuesday.  Originally announced during Apple's WWDC event in June and released as beta later that month, the new OS is more of a refinement than a revolutionary upgrade of Sierra.  SEE ALSO: The Mac Pro is getting a major do-over Still, High … [Link]

Mashable » Samsung promises foldable phones by 2018

Tuesday 12 September 20:25:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYour next smartphone might fold in half. Samsung announced on Tuesday, just hours before the highly anticipated iPhone 8 launch event, that it plans to release a foldable smartphone in 2018. "As the head of the business, I can say our current goal is next year," Samsung Electronics president of mobile business Koh Dong-jin said in an interview with the Associated … [Link]

Mashable » J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode IX co-writer wrote 'Batman v. Superman' hmmm

Tuesday 12 September 20:21:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJ.J. Abrams returning to write and direct Star Wars Episode IX is news in and of itself, but a good co-writer is key. Abrams wrote The Force Awakens with Star Wars vet Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote both Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi back in the day (he's also writing the upcoming Han Solo film with son Jon). Abrams' … [Link]

Mashable » The 'PUBG' craze is spreading

Tuesday 12 September 20:19:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs Playerunknown's Battlegrounds continues its steady pace to the top of the video game popularity mountain, other studios have done the inevitable and begun trying to take their own slice out of the wildly popular battle royale cake. Tower defense/survival game Fornite will be getting a new Battle Royale mode on all platforms later this month, developer Epic Games announced today.  … [Link]

Mashable » One more time, y'all: There are no sharks swimming in Irma's floodwaters

Tuesday 12 September 20:18:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOh freeway shark, we wish we could quit you. A photo of a shark swimming on a flooded freeway made the rounds on social media during Hurricane Irma. But those affected by Irma flooding needn't worry about sharks—the photo is fake. A shark photographed on I-75 just outside of Naples, FL This is insane#HurricaneIrma pic.twitter.com/cRBDsRJQsF — Maury Page (@mopage19) September 10, … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Slack Launches Shared Channels for Multi-Group Communication

Tuesday 12 September 20:15:33 UTC 2017

Popular messaging platform Slack today announced the beta launch of Shared Channels, "a new kind of channel that connects two separate groups, creating a common space for both sides to make use of Slack’s communication features and platform integrations when working together." [Link]

Slashdot » Equifax Lobbied For Easier Regulation Before Data Breach

Tuesday 12 September 20:00:00 UTC 2017

WSJ reports: Equifax was lobbying lawmakers and federal agencies to ease up on regulation of credit-reporting companies in the months before its massive data breach. Equifax spent at least $500,000 on lobbying Congress and federal regulators in the first half of 2017, according to its congressional lobbying-disclosure reports. Among the issues on which it lobbied was limiting the legal liability … [Link]

Mashable » How the iPhone X compares to the Galaxy Note 8, Essential, and Mi Mix 2

Tuesday 12 September 19:59:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs of today, the iPhone X is finally here. Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller unveiled it at a special press event in the brand new Steve Jobs Theater at the company's headquarters in California. It appears that the iPhone X will live up to most of the hype, sporting an OLED display that, as promised, covers its … [Link]

Mashable » The Hurricane Harvey telethon needs a Kanye West moment

Tuesday 12 September 19:57:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFour years before he crashed the stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West had a message for America that had nothing to do with Beyoncé: "George Bush doesn't care about black people."  It was the sentence heard around the world, uttered during A Concert for Hurricane Relief for the victims of Katrina in 2005.  SEE ALSO: Beyonce, George … [Link]

Mashable » 'Star Wars' Episode IX will take on 'Wonder Woman' with a new release date

Tuesday 12 September 19:55:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust a few hours after Lucasfilm announced a new director for Star Wars Episode IX, it got around to announcing a new release date.  SEE ALSO: With Star Wars Episode IX, J.J. Abrams will finally have to finish something he started The J.J. Abrams-directed film is now set to land in theaters December 20, 2019 – seven months after the previously … [Link]

Popular Science » The Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn and pull our heartstrings with it

Tuesday 12 September 19:54:35 UTC 2017

Cassini Space Requiem for a machine. We’ve had time to prepare for this. Why does it still hurt so much? [Link]

Mashable » Turn down the lights and fire up your music to make this Bluetooth speaker really shine

Tuesday 12 September 19:46:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You can have a tiny galactic light show in the privacy of your own home thanks to this colorful little speaker.  Just look at this thing: The SuperNova Light Cube Speaker is truly a sight to behold. When it’s hooked up to your music, … [Link]

Mashable » Case-Mate has debuted their sparkly new collection of cases (including ones for the iPhone 8)

Tuesday 12 September 19:30:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe’re not kidding when we say you haven’t seen cases like this before. Case-Mate is back with a bomb new collection of cases to fit the iPhone 7, 7s, 7s Plus, and of course, the brand spankin’ new iPhone 8.  Case-Mate’s new designs are pretty awesome (no surprise there) and still uphold that sleek fit on your phone. If you had … [Link]

Mashable » iPhone X face scanners create 3D emojis based on your expressions

Tuesday 12 September 19:21:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen you smile, frown, or sneer at the iPhone X, the phone’s facial sensors can create expressive 3D emojis that mimic your very own face.  These dynamic 3D emojis are called “animojis,” and they're part of Apple’s foray into facial recognition and sensing technology. The new iPhone X is also capable of recognizing a user’s face using an infrared camera, which … [Link]

Slashdot » Boffins Fear We Might Be Running Out of Ideas

Tuesday 12 September 19:20:00 UTC 2017

Innovation, fetishized by Silicon Valley companies and celebrated by business boosters, no longer provides the economic jolt it once did. From a report: In order to maintain Moore's Law — by which transistor density doubles every two years or so — it now takes 18 times as many scientists as it did in the 1970s. That means each researcher's output … [Link]

Mashable » Say hello to AirPower, Apple's new wireless charging pad

Tuesday 12 September 19:12:11 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe excitement of Tuesday's Apple Event isn't limited to the iPhone X.  Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, took the stage to unveil the future of device charging — at least as far as Apple is concerned.  It's called Airpower, and it's the company's first big move toward wireless charging.  SEE ALSO: The Apple Watch Series 3 is here, … [Link]

Mashable » The internet feels appropriately weird about Apple's Face ID

Tuesday 12 September 19:01:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNothing to see here, just a tech company that wants your face. At the close of Apple's Tuesday event, the tech company unveiled its "one more thing": the iPhone X, complete with Face ID, a security feature that enables users to unlock their phones using facial recognition technology. SEE ALSO: Apple unveils iPhone X Setting aside that the first on-stage demo … [Link]

Mashable » Why 'A Fantastic Woman' star Daniela Vega should be the first trans performer nominated for Best Actress

Tuesday 12 September 18:56:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou may not know her name now, but Daniela Vega does some of the best work of the year in A Fantastic Woman — a most fitting title for this gorgeous Chilean movie — which should earn her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. If that happens, she will become the the first trans person to ever be … [Link]

Mashable » Marsha P. Johnson's mysterious death drives new Netflix documentary

Tuesday 12 September 18:52:25 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook In 1992, Marsha P. Johnson was found dead in New York's Hudson river. Her death wasn't investigated; it was classified as a suicide, but many believed it a murder. A new Netflix documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, reopens the case by examining Johnson's life. SEE ALSO: Netflix's new Stephen King adaptation gets a fittingly creepy trailer … [Link]

Mashable » The audio jack is officially dead forever — time to invest in some wireless headphones

Tuesday 12 September 18:52:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Tim Cook has spoken, and wired headphones are officially over. Sure, we knew it was coming after the iPhone 7 debuted without one, but now with the iPhone 8 on the scene it's time to face reality. The audio jack is dead. Once you're … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » How Hospital Administrators Are Obstructing Medical Record Exchange APIs

Tuesday 12 September 18:48:59 UTC 2017

Medical record exchange is a major topic in healthcare, needed to improve healthcare outcomes (and reduce costs) for multiple patients receiving care at multiple sites. The discussion in the industry primarily focuses on technical challenges. In reality, many of the technical challenges have been addressed. A big factor in the inability of medical record exchange is the hospitals themselves. They … [Link]

Mashable » This chatbot could help you sue Equifax

Tuesday 12 September 18:46:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen Joshua Browder woke up at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, he says he had about 1,000 new emails.  Some sought legal advice. Others just wanted to thank him. But nearly every message was about a chatbot he built that could make it easier for people to sue Equifax in small claims court.  SEE ALSO: Equifax hit with $70 billion class-action lawsuit … [Link]

Slashdot » Apple Announces iPhone X With Edge-To-Edge Display, Wireless Charging and No Home Button

Tuesday 12 September 18:40:00 UTC 2017

At its event in Cupertino, California today, Apple unveiled the iPhone X to mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. It brings several new features including an edge-to-edge screen, Qi wireless charging, and Face ID. The Verge reports: Because of its edge-to-edge display, the iPhone has no place for a conventional home button, relying instead on a complex facial recognition … [Link]

Mashable » Here's why you should drop everything and learn to build apps for iOS 11

Tuesday 12 September 18:37:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. iOS 11 is here, poetically coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. And in their typically modest style, Apple is touting this release as their most advanced and revolutionary OS to date. As VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi put it, “We’re going … [Link]

Mashable » Tiny baby hedgehogs resemble something a little NSFW and people are loving it

Tuesday 12 September 18:31:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHaving a rough day? This will surely turn your mood around.  Check out these adorable newborn hedgehogs who are getting plenty of attention for their precious and, um, unique looks.  My hedgehog had babies last night & they are about the cutest lil nutsacks I've ever seen 💗 pic.twitter.com/Fr2FAugutq — maura (@painthands) September 11, 2017 Maura is the owner of the … [Link]

Mashable » Apple's iPhone 8 comes in gold, but everyone's calling it pink

Tuesday 12 September 18:28:18 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f9%2f9b8e5cd9 4823 17d8%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ stealthily reveals a pink iPhone.","image":&qu~ iPhone 8 comes in gold, but everyone's calling it pink","sources":[{&q~ event,apple iphone","sec0":null,~ event,apple iphone","videoSeriesName&~ More about Apple, Apple Event, Apple Iphone, Tech, and Consumer Tech [Link]

Mashable » James Franco's 'The Disaster Artist' tackles an infamous bad movie — and it's delightful

Tuesday 12 September 18:27:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s hard to think of a better place to see The Disaster Artist than a midnight screening with Tommy Wiseau in the house. Even in the wee hours of the morning, the energy in the room for the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of James Franco's comedy about the making of The Room—the beloved garbage classic directed by the mysterious and … [Link]

Mashable » Now that Apple has announced the iPhone 8, here's how you can win a free one

Tuesday 12 September 18:26:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Labor Day always signals the end of summer and all the fun, frivolous things that go along with it. But it also signals the start of something better: the launch of the new iPhone. Apple announced the next iPhone today and you can get … [Link]

Mashable » Who authorized this Princess Diana memorial that looks nothing like Princess Diana?

Tuesday 12 September 18:25:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUh Princess Diana…is that you?  To memorialize the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, the Chesterfield Borough Council in England announced a well dressing memorial dedicated to the late Princess of Wales—however, the display looks nothing like her. Can the real Diana please stand up? SEE ALSO: London street artist paints heartwarming tribute to Princess Diana People didn't waste no time … [Link]

Mashable » Apple unveils iPhone X, and you'll never look at phones the same again

Tuesday 12 September 18:21:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEndless rumors and crazy speculation be gone: The iPhone X — pronounced "iPhone ten" — is real.  Apple announced the new phone at its yearly iPhone launch event Tuesday, held for the first time at the Steve Jobs Theater in the company's new campus in Cupertino, Calif. SEE ALSO: Apple's iconic 'one more thing' is dead, and the company's better for … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Air pollution changes what bugs colonise our airways

Tuesday 12 September 18:17:08 UTC 2017

Higher levels of pollutants in the air correlate with reduced diversity of bacteria in our nose, hinting at a possible mechanism for why pollution causes disease [Link]

Mashable » All the wireless chargers you'll want for your new iPhone 8

Tuesday 12 September 18:16:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Well, the rumors were true. Some of the biggest buzz  surrounding the highly-anticipated iPhone 8 was that charging would (finally) go wireless. In much the same way we said goodbye to the headphone jack, you can now toss all your old chargers out the … [Link]

Mashable » A teenage skier manages to keep all bones intact after an intense Parkour training session

Tuesday 12 September 18:15:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLots of people have been playing the floor is lava recently, but no one plays it like this dude. Andri Ragettli is a teenage skier from Switzerland who manages to glide through this parkour training course with ease. And he never touches the ground. Parcour Part 2!!🔥 ➡️Road to Olympics!!!#parcour #training# summer #workhard #olympics #realmadrid #rmfans #roadtopyeongchang pic.twitter.com/BJyvPRi0id — Andri ragettli … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Add Programmable SMS to Your .NET Apps

Tuesday 12 September 18:12:27 UTC 2017

The Nexmo SMS API lets you send and receive text messages around the world without having to worry about which carriers the recipients are subscribed to. This tutorial shows you how to use the Nexmo C# Client Library to send and receive SMS messages from your ASP.NET MVC web app. [Link]

Mashable » 'Journey' developer announces new game 'Sky,' exclusively for iOS hardware

Tuesday 12 September 18:09:23 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook It's been five long years since we got to explore Journey, the beautiful video game creation from Jenova Chen and his team at Thatgamecompany. Now, the studio's next game has been revealed: Sky. The iOS timed exclusive and so-called "social adventure game" is expected to arrive for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV in the latter months of 2017. Based on … [Link]

Mashable » When it came to exposing James Woods and his controversial dating history, these actors didn't hold back

Tuesday 12 September 18:06:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDo not come for Armie Hammer's film, or he will come for you—especially if you have a questionable love life yourself. That was a very specific lesson James Woods hopefully learned when the actors engaged in a tense exchange online Monday, after Woods criticized the love story within Hammer's critically acclaimed film Call Me by Your Name. SEE ALSO: Oscar hopeful … [Link]

Slashdot » Are Top US Startups Really Startups?

Tuesday 12 September 18:03:00 UTC 2017

Veteran technology reporter and columnist Om Malik writes: Pitchbook, a data research company has come up with a list of top 14 most valuable startups in the United States. There are no real surprises — they are all ranked by valuation and they all are valued at north of $4 billion. They are all household names — barring Outcome Health … [Link]

Mashable » John Oliver will be here to keep us sane with three more seasons of 'Last Week Tonight'

Tuesday 12 September 18:01:48 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’ll take more than a lawsuit to get rid of John Oliver. HBO has renewed the Brit's critically acclaimed Last Week Tonight for three more seasons — which will keep the Emmy-winning late night series on air through 2020, assuming we all live that long. Each season will consist of 30 episodes. “We are thrilled to have John Oliver as an … [Link]

Mashable » Apple finally unveils the iPhone 8 in all its glory

Tuesday 12 September 18:00:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple announced today the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus devices at the Steve Jobs Theater near its "spaceship" headquarters in California.  The new phones look similar to existing iPhone 7 models, but pack in a bunch of new hardware to give them a significant boost in processing power and general usability. Both new phones are slightly more expensive than last … [Link]

Popular Science » Google Drive is changing—here's how to prepare

Tuesday 12 September 17:48:38 UTC 2017

servers at a Google Cloud data center DIY New apps for the cloud-storage service. Your ability to access Google Drive through your computer desktop is changing. Here's what you need to know about how the change will affect your data. [Link]

Slashdot » The New Apple Watch Series 3 Has Cellular Built-In

Tuesday 12 September 17:47:00 UTC 2017

The first big product unveiling at Apple's Event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California was the Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in support for cellular. TechCrunch reports: Wireless cellular LTE connectivity provided by a built-in chip means the new Apple Watch will be able to stay connected even when it's not tethered to an iPhone, which is a … [Link]

Popular Science » Everything you need to know about iPhone 8, iPhone X, and the rest of Apple's new stuff

Tuesday 12 September 17:26:28 UTC 2017

Gadgets Follow along as we find out what Tim Cook and company have been crafting in Cupertino Here's some new Apple stuff. You know you're going to click on it. [Link]

Slashdot » The Only Safe Email is Text-Only Email

Tuesday 12 September 17:20:00 UTC 2017

Sergey Bratus, Research Associate Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth College, and Anna Shubina, Post-doctoral Associate in Computer Science, Dartmouth College write: The real issue is that today's web-based email systems are electronic minefields filled with demands and enticements to click and engage in an increasingly responsive and interactive online experience. It's not just Gmail, Yahoo mail and similar services: Desktop-computer-based … [Link]

Mashable » PewDiePie apologizes for using the N-word, but actions speak louder than words

Tuesday 12 September 17:12:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookConsidering the multiple instances of racism in his videos and social media presence online, PewDiePie doesn't get to absolve himself with a 1-minute and 36-second response video. Popular YouTuber PewDiePie (a.k.a. Felix Kjellberg) posted a response video today apologizing for dropping the N-word during a live stream this past weekend, saying that what he did was idiotic and acknowledging some of … [Link]

Popular Science » Researchers just figured out how to get robots to join forces

Tuesday 12 September 17:04:31 UTC 2017

Technology We're so close to the megazord of our dreams. Swarm robots are more flexible, more nimble and more resilient—but not so easy to program. [Link]

Mashable » Slack is ready for its next act: global domination

Tuesday 12 September 17:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSlack is ready to take on the world. Once a darling among Silicon Valley startups, the workplace chat app is now working with almost half of the Fortune 100 companies. Now, it's launching with global domination in mind.  Slack announced on Tuesday that it is now available in French, German, and Spanish with Japanese coming soon. As of Tuesday, "the entire … [Link]

Mashable » Apple's new Steve Jobs Theater is absolutely gorgeous

Tuesday 12 September 16:57:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou’ve probably already seen the monthly drone flyovers showing the Steve Jobs Theater as it was being constructed. But now it's finished, and we've just walked its entire circumference and all around the inside, and we have to say: Apple's new Steve Jobs Theater is absolutely gorgeous. SEE ALSO: How to watch Apple's iPhone 8 event without Safari The 1,000-seat theater … [Link]

Mashable » Everything you need to know about the inevitable 'It' sequel

Tuesday 12 September 16:40:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookStephen King's It is no slouch of a novel; at 1,138 pages, it takes its time with the horrific story of what happened in Derry, Maine to a group of kids haunted by the murderous Pennywise. After an exceptional weekend at the box office, the film adaptation of It is primed for a sequel, especially since the movie only covers half … [Link]

Slashdot » Why Must You Pay Sales People Commissions?

Tuesday 12 September 16:40:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares an article: Sales is highly competitive work. That word — "competitive" — is the key to a high-performing sales organization. In order to be great at sales, you must outsell the competition. The competition might be a product from another company; it might be an internal project at the target company; or it might be the … [Link]

Popular Science » Is it safe to take expired medication?

Tuesday 12 September 16:36:00 UTC 2017

Ask Us Anything They might be okay, but you probably shouldn't. The expiration date on a drug is the date to which the drug company guarantees it is effective and safe. [Link]

Mashable » Channel your inner Uber driver with this car mount for your smartphone

Tuesday 12 September 16:15:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The fun reason to get a car mount for your phone is that it lets you channel your inner Uber driver. The practical reason is that it is way safer — and less illegal — than trying to navigate with your phone on your … [Link]

Mashable » Irma causes tree to fall on a dad's rental house, he hollers accordingly

Tuesday 12 September 16:09:35 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook When Hurricane Irma knocks a tree onto your rental house, you hoot and holler. At least that's what Irma's latest hero John Nahabedian's dad did. Screaming almost unintelligibly at the top of his lungs, he describes the way the tree crashes into his house: "If you look way up yonder there by the chimney, yeah you can see where it … [Link]

Mashable » Well, here are all the best jokes about Ted Cruz liking some porn on Twitter

Tuesday 12 September 16:04:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn a genuinely inspiring moment online, thousands of people put aside their differences to make fun of Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, who liked some porn on his official Twitter account. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Cruz — or his soon-to-be-fired social media manager — liked a video from porn account @SexuallPosts. SEE ALSO: Ted Cruz just liked a … [Link]

Slashdot » Rotten Tomatoes Scores Don't Correlate To Box Office Success or Woes, Research Shows

Tuesday 12 September 16:00:00 UTC 2017

Depending on who you ask, Rotten Tomatoes is the reason some movies don't perform at the box office. From a report: Countless movie executives, including producers, have told Deadline and the New York Times that the number atop a movie's page on Rotten Tomatoes signifying whether the majority of critics enjoyed or disliked a movie rules the box office. Director … [Link]

Mashable » Chrissy Teigen loves 'Gogglebox' now and Brits are going wild for it

Tuesday 12 September 15:53:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookChrissy Teigen is in the UK at the moment and she's already steeped herself in the culture by watching Naked Attraction. SEE ALSO: Chrissy Teigen live-tweeted a naked British dating show and it was glorious But the Teigen UK-TV marathon is not over. In love with gogglebox. I don't think I can go to John's show tomorrow. I'll be watching channel … [Link]

Mashable » Turn any surface into a touchpad with this spray on conductive paint

Tuesday 12 September 15:53:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDeveloped by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, this conductive spray paint harnesses a technique called electric field tomography to track your finger's motion. It can be used to turn previously static areas into interactive surfaces, making your entire house conductive.  Read more…More about Technology, Research, Touchscreen, Innovations, and Real Time Video [Link]

Mashable » Cement your friendship with these easy-to-make custom friendship bracelets

Tuesday 12 September 15:37:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCreate custom friendship bracelets faster than ever with Digiloom, an interactive bracelet-making machine by the same company who brought you the 'Fingerlings' robotic monkey. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Wowwee, Real Time, Real Time Video, and Real Time [Link]

Popular Science » We know shockingly little about the effects of drinking during pregnancy

Tuesday 12 September 15:30:39 UTC 2017

pregnant woman red dress Health Even obstetricians are deeply divided. Despite the total lack of evidence, 66 percent of obstetricians say that there's no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy. That’s a problem. [Link]

Mashable » The 2 tiny, crucial moments in 'IT' only true Stephen King fans will have spotted

Tuesday 12 September 15:22:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWarning: Contains spoilers for IT, for Stephen King's novel and (possibly) for IT: Chapter Two. IT is so jam-packed with hideous monsters and lanky, child-murdering clowns that it's easy to overlook the smaller details. The tiny, hidden references that will likely make sense only to those who have read Stephen King's novel. SEE ALSO: This guy went to an 'IT' screening … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Rival Yelp Claims Search Giant Broke Promise Made to Regulators

Tuesday 12 September 15:20:00 UTC 2017

Online-reviews firm Yelp alleged that Google is breaking a promise it made as part of a 2012 regulatory settlement to not scrape content from certain third-party sites including Yelp, escalating its yearslong battle against the search giant. Yelp said in a letter late Sunday to Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Maureen Ohlhausen that Google is using Yelp photos for local-business listings … [Link]

Mashable » Here's why the Apple Store just went down

Tuesday 12 September 15:16:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Steve Jobs Theater is currently swarming with tech enthusiasts, but the website its namesake left behind is barren.  The website went down earlier this morning around 6 a.m. EST. Visitors to the store now receive a blank page but for a GIF assuring them that "We'll be back," in various world languages.  This is totally normal. Every year, the Apple … [Link]

Popular Science » A stroke took away this neuroscientist's sense of past and future

Tuesday 12 September 15:15:00 UTC 2017

tales from the field past or future Science Jill Bolte Taylor recalls all the things she forgot. "I learned to work with time: I had a watch, and I understood the concept. But my experience remained very much in the present moment."… [Link]

Mashable » Xiaomi's Pro laptop might be giving the MacBook Pro a run for its money

Tuesday 12 September 15:11:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro packs just as much power as a MacBook Pro. They range from $860 to $1070. If they live up to the hype, it might be worth the switch. Read more…More about Apple, Mashable Video, Computer, Laptop, and Macbook Pro [Link]

Mashable » Your reading list just got longer—the 2017 National Book Awards longlist is here

Tuesday 12 September 15:05:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMake room on your "to-be-read" list—National Book Awards season is here! This week, the National Book Foundation is announcing the books longlisted for the 2017 National Book Awards.  SEE ALSO: Barbershop Books is using barbershops to inspire young black boys to read The National Book Awards is an annual celebration of the best and brightest in American literature. Each year, the … [Link]

Mashable » Kristen Bell performed for Irma evacuees and is an all-around badass with relief efforts

Tuesday 12 September 15:04:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookKristen Bell is helping Irma evacuees keep their minds off the tragic events with fun sing-alongs and games. The actress and humanitarian was in Florida shooting a new movie when Tropical Storm Irma hit and she jumped in to help the relief efforts. Read more…More about Celebrities, Mashable Video, Florida, Social Good, and Hurricane [Link]

Mashable » 5 British companies leading in advertising technology

Tuesday 12 September 15:03:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAdvertisers today know that while content may be king, data is the real belle of the ball. This is where advertising technology — or AdTech — comes into the equation: A rapidly growing industry in the UK and around the globe, AdTech connects the dots between marketing tactics and data on consumer behaviour and the journey through the sales funnel. Salesforce's … [Link]

Mashable » Is Our Universe Alone? It's Complicated

Tuesday 12 September 15:02:09 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Multiverse, Mashable Reels, Muliverse Theory, What Is The Multiverse, and Science [Link]

New Scientist – News » Extreme wildfires in the US could lead to long-term lung damage

Tuesday 12 September 15:00:00 UTC 2017

This year’s exceptional wildfire season could drag on until December, and the resulting air pollution poses a serious risk to people’s health [Link]

Mashable » Here's your sneak peek at the 2017 Social Good Summit

Tuesday 12 September 15:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe 2017 Social Good Summit will kick off a week of various activities—from concerts to conferences—all with one common goal in mind. Actually… make that 17 goals. The Sustainable Development Goals, also known as Global Goals, is a 17 item agenda adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to find solutions for the most pressing issues of our time. With the … [Link]

Mashable » Sleeping cat may have the most bizarre snore ever

Tuesday 12 September 14:53:50 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Uh oh, this little kitty may be broken.  While it’s not uncommon for cats to make strange noises, hearing a small siren from your furry friend might be a sign to change its battery.  One cat’s owner discovered a four-legged alarm bell oddly laying on their bed sound asleep. The noise is pretty unusual but adorable, nonetheless. The question here … [Link]

Mashable » Patty Jenkins' huge 'Wonder Woman' payday still lags behind men

Tuesday 12 September 14:53:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt is altogether fitting and proper to celebrate Patty Jenkins' huge payday for the Wonder Woman sequel — something like $7 million to $9 million — but there's a caveat. And though it may be somewhat reductive to say it, it's still the truth: Men make more. Everyone agrees that the deal reported Monday makes Jenkins the highest-paid female director in … [Link]

Mashable » This is your friendly reminder that Ted Cruz has a porn lookalike. Proceed at your own risk.

Tuesday 12 September 14:43:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTed Cruz and porn aren't words anyone wants to hear in the same sentence, but this is the world we live in now. Late Monday night, the senator and former presidential candidate liked a very porn-y tweet, and it immediately caused the entire internet's face to contort into a perma-cringe. But if the agony of thinking about Cruz savoring some adult … [Link]

Slashdot » Android Always Beats the iPhone To New Features, Qualcomm Says

Tuesday 12 September 14:40:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: Qualcomm has published a somewhat self-congratulatory blog post that lauds the company and its Android partners for achieving a series of industry firsts that include wireless charging, dual-camera systems, OLED smartphone screens, edge-to-edge displays, and more — features that the upcoming iPhone is expected to have. Apple and Qualcomm are currently embroiled in what's … [Link]

Mashable » J.J. Abrams will return to write and direct 'Star Wars' Episode IX

Tuesday 12 September 14:36:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Force is strong with J.J. Abrams — strong enough to bring the Force Awakens director back to Star Wars to direct and co-write (with Chris Terrio) Episode IX. SEE ALSO: Another Star Wars director down: Colin Trevorrow out for 'Episode IX' Abrams' return was announced Tuesday on the official Star Wars website, with a release and statement from Lucasfilm President … [Link]

Mashable » Get ready to see way more vertical ads on Facebook

Tuesday 12 September 14:34:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPrepare to see more Instagram stories turning up as ads on your Facebook feed. The social network is introducing a new tool that will let brands turn their Instagram stories into carousel-like Facebook "canvas" ads and vice-versa. SEE ALSO: A flood of (bad) advertising is coming for your Snapchat—and that might be ok That means that Facebook advertisers will have access … [Link]

Popular Science » WATCH: How big was Hurricane Irma when it hit Florida?

Tuesday 12 September 14:30:00 UTC 2017

How big is Hurricane Irma Environment How Hurricane Irma measures compared to the size of Pluto, a literal space mountain, every state in America, and Hurricane Katrina. How Hurricane Irma measures compared to the size of Pluto, a literal space mountain, every state in America, and Hurricane Katrina. [Link]

Mashable » Georgie from 'It' wants you to behave during movies and oh god I'm never texting again

Tuesday 12 September 14:16:37 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Stephen King's It has audiences sufficiently creeped out just from the trailers, and the film's killer box office performance proves we love to be scared. When Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) showed up to an opening weekend show at Alamo Drafthouse, he filmed a little PSA about talking and texting during movies; don't do it, or you'll float too. SEE ALSO: … [Link]

Mashable » Of course Russians created Facebook events for pro-Trump social issues

Tuesday 12 September 14:15:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRussians used Facebook to help elect Donald Trump, and now we know that it wasn't just via spreading fake news stories. The operatives created Facebook events to organize rallies around pro-Trump policies like anti-immigration, The Daily Beast reported.  SEE ALSO: Everything we know about how Facebook helped Trump win: A timeline The development comes just days after Facebook revealed that accounts … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook is testing a new video feature for Android and it could be a game-changer

Tuesday 12 September 14:13:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFacebook is testing a new feature which will allow you to watch videos on the go without eating precious mobile data.  SEE ALSO: Download this: Why Facebook's app looks so different The feature, called Instant Videos, works by downloading and caching Facebook videos to your phone while you're connected to Wi-Fi so you can watch them while commuting or in places … [Link]

Mashable » 'Hair nails' are the latest trend we hope won't grow on you

Tuesday 12 September 14:13:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIllusion artist, Dain Yoon, is the person behind the upcoming 'Hair Nails' trend. She painted her face on each nail and glued on some hair to it. It's pretty creepy and a bit admirable. Are you going to try this trend? Read more…More about Trending, Fashion, Viral, Halloween, and Beauty [Link]

Mashable » Meet Bria Vinaite, the 'Florida Project' breakout we'll be talking about for the rest of the year

Tuesday 12 September 14:12:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBria Vinaite was sure she was being catfished. The 24-year-old New Yorker with no acting experience was making a living through her marijuana-themed clothing line on Instagram when some guy contacted her about a movie role. She responded, she said — so she could laugh about it later. The random DM was from Sean Baker, who wanted to know if she'd … [Link]

Mashable » 'The Disaster Artist' puts James Franco in his most James Franco role yet

Tuesday 12 September 14:12:19 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook With a movie called The Disaster Artist, you need a leading man unafraid to embrace his inner eccentric. Enter James Franco.  Franco, known to be a little odd himself, stars in A24 Films' upcoming flick about Hollywood director Tommy Wiseau — best known for 2003's 'The Room.' The film's trailer features Franco with his brother Dave, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, … [Link]

New Scientist – News » The Caribbean will be recovering from Hurricane Irma for years

Tuesday 12 September 14:11:00 UTC 2017

Florida escaped the worst of hurricane Irma, but islands like Puerto Rico and Cuba were hit hard – and they face a hard road back to prosperity [Link]

Slashdot » Equifax's App Has Disappeared From Apple's App Store and Google Play

Tuesday 12 September 14:00:00 UTC 2017

From a report: Equifax's mobile app has been removed from both the iOS and Google Play app stores. According to data from AppAnnie, the app was taken down the same day Equifax announced its massive security breach (September 7). Now customers no longer have access to Equifax Mobile. For example, when iOS users attempt to access the app, they receive … [Link]

Mashable » China may ban Bitcoin trading, but the market doesn't seem to care

Tuesday 12 September 13:15:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLate last week, a report from Caixin shook the Bitcoin world. According to the state-owned media outlet, China plans to ban all cryptocurrency exchanges. The report was followed by a similar one from The Wall Street Journal, which cited anonymous sources familiar with the matter.  And, initially, the price of Bitcoin plummeted, falling from roughly $4,600 to $4,000. But three days … [Link]

Mashable » NES Classic Edition is coming back in 2018, Nintendo promises

Tuesday 12 September 13:07:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you missed one of the scant chances to nab yourself an NES Classic Edition, there's good news. If, on the other hand, you paid a higher price for one on the secondary market… apologies in advance. Nintendo plans to bring the previously discontinued NES Classic back to stores in the summer of 2018. It's not yet clear what kind of … [Link]

Slashdot » Amazon's Whole Foods Price Cuts Brought 25 Percent Jump In Shoppers

Tuesday 12 September 13:00:00 UTC 2017

According to Foursquare Labs, which compiled location information from shoppers' mobile devices during the first two days after Amazon completed its acquisition of Whole Foods and compared the data with the same period a week earlier, the electronic commerce company boosted customer traffic to Whole Foods by 25 percent. Bloomberg reports: Amazon acquired the upscale chain last month for $13.7 … [Link]

Mashable » There are striking, lingering doubts about that 'female Viking warrior'

Tuesday 12 September 12:59:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s a hell of a story: DNA analysis of a 10th century skeleton found at a burial in the Swedish town of Birka — a huge trade hub — revealed that a Viking military leader was actually a woman.  SEE ALSO: DNA confirms Viking remains belonged to a female military leader The grave (known as Bj 581) was first discovered in … [Link]

Mashable » Hate sports? There's about to be an internet TV bundle for that

Tuesday 12 September 12:58:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor decades, TV consumers have had to pay a premium for sports whether they want to or not.  A new bundle could end all that.  A group of cable companies are banding together to introduce a new streaming service that will feature cable TV content without sports, a proposition that has been rumored for months. The Wall Street Journal reported on … [Link]

Popular Science » Metal-detecting essentials for your next treasure hunt

Tuesday 12 September 12:15:00 UTC 2017

archaeology tools Gadgets You never know what you might find. Dig up a bit of history. From coins to rings, you never know what you might find. [Link]

Slashdot » Chatbot Lets You Sue Equifax For Up To $25,000 Without a Lawyer

Tuesday 12 September 11:30:00 UTC 2017

Shannon Liao reports via The Verge: If you're one of the millions affected by the Equifax breach, a chatbot can now help you sue Equifax in small claims court, potentially letting you avoid hiring a lawyer for advice. Even if you want to be part of the class action lawsuit against Equifax, you can still sue Equifax for negligence in … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Cassini’s 10 best pictures from its 13-year voyage around Saturn

Tuesday 12 September 11:26:23 UTC 2017

On 15 September, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will crash into Saturn, ending its mission with a bang. New Scientist looks back at 10 of its best images [Link]

New Scientist – News » Texas may be just as vulnerable when next big hurricane hits

Tuesday 12 September 11:24:48 UTC 2017

Houston is battling unprecedented floods from Hurricane Harvey – and yet Texas’s plans to protect itself from floods remain stalled [Link]

Mashable » Apple’s biggest announcement won’t be the iPhone 8, but HOW you use it

Tuesday 12 September 11:13:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookToday’s the big day. The very, very big day. It’s Apple’s massive, thoroughly-leaked iPhone-Apple-Watch-iOS 11-Apple TV-and-whatever-else-it-announces day.  The momentous event is especially symbolic this time because it’s being held at the new Steve Jobs Theater at the still unfinished Apple Park campus. The theater is as much an unveiling as whatever new products Apple’s going to announce.  But while everyone will … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Failed electric buses remind us that roads not taken do matter

Tuesday 12 September 11:00:00 UTC 2017

Human actions rather than technology undermined London's electric buses 100 years ago, showing there's plenty to be learned by revisiting the past [Link]

Mashable » Asia's richest man greets 40,000 employees dressed as Michael Jackson

Tuesday 12 September 10:38:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou probably wouldn't see Tim Cook doing this anytime soon. Jack Ma, Alibaba CEO and Asia's richest man, turned up at his company's 18th anniversary birthday bash dressed as Michael Jackson. SEE ALSO: The guy who started DJI becomes Asia's youngest tech billionaire He first rode onstage in a black motorcycle, before getting off and striking a number of poses, in … [Link]

Mashable » Mark Hamill got confused on Twitter and now he supports an English football team

Tuesday 12 September 10:28:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMark Hamill's Twitter feed is absolutely golden for entertainment value. Famous for his roles as Luke Skywalker and the Joker, Hamill is a pretty playful online presence. SEE ALSO: These are the droids you're looking for Case in point: NOT on @JaredLeto's lap!(knelt next 2 my chair) He DID give me a piggy-back ride as this authentic non-photoshopped pic proves#Joker2Joker pic.twitter.com/pZgYgyjrkl … [Link]

Mashable » Paris Hilton tweets a deep question, gets some spectacular replies

Tuesday 12 September 10:22:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUnfairly or not, it's safe to say that Paris Hilton is not associated with deep thought.  SEE ALSO: 16 times people really sucked at their jobs Recently, however, she provoked what can only be described as a barrage of thoughtful questions with the following tweet: What's on your mind? pic.twitter.com/coinxJfDXP — Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) September 10, 2017 So pensive, so brooding… … [Link]

Mashable » Professional clowns are really not happy about the 'IT' movie

Tuesday 12 September 10:17:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Ever since the first teaser trailer got record views on YouTube, a lot of people have been very excited about the IT movie. Not everyone, though.  On Monday's edition of ITV's This Morning, two professional clowns came on the show to give their fairly blunt thoughts about Hollywood's latest Stephen King adaptation. "It's nothing to do with clowning, and everything … [Link]

Mashable » Domhnall Gleeson getting excited by Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet is all of us

Tuesday 12 September 10:09:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you ever happened to be on the same red carpet as Jennifer Lawrence, you'd be pretty excited right? Of course you would. It doesn't matter if you're a member of the public, a journalist, or even a fellow actor — no one is immune to the power of J-Law. SEE ALSO: The reviews for 'mother!' are in and WTF?! Just … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Publicly Releases Internal Developer Documentation Style Guide

Tuesday 12 September 10:00:00 UTC 2017

BrianFagioli shares a report from BetaNews: The documentation aspect of any project is very important, as it can help people to both understand it and track changes. Unfortunately, many developers aren't very interested in documentation aspect, so it often gets neglected. Luckily, if you want to maintain proper documentation and stay organized, today, Google is releasing its internal developer documentation … [Link]

Mashable » Finally, an agreement over who owns the rights to that legendary monkey selfie

Tuesday 12 September 9:50:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNever has a selfie triggered such a dispute like the legendary 'monkey selfie', but finally it's bound for a conclusion.  SEE ALSO: This children's toy is both cute and creepy After two years of court battles, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and photographer David Slater reached a settlement in an unprecedented lawsuit over who owns the rights … [Link]

Mashable » A group of 'It' inspired clowns are getting ready to scare unsuspecting citizens

Tuesday 12 September 9:18:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf watching the new adaptation of Stephen King's novel It surrounded by a room full of clowns, or finding creepy red balloons floating around your neighbourhood wasn't messed up enough, let's amp it up with a group of 'pranksters' dressing up as clowns to scare an unsuspecting public.  Yeah, don't. Because some people want to watch the world burn (read: are … [Link]

Mashable » Hillary Clinton buys pizza for hungry book-lovers

Tuesday 12 September 9:10:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHillary Clinton may be out of the race for President of the United states, but that doesn't mean she's stopped gunning for hearts and minds.  SEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton confirms she coped after her election loss with yoga, hiking, and wine People queueing for the release of her new book in New York on Monday night received a welcome surprise from … [Link]

Mashable » Man wins Grindr with the ultimate opening chat-up line

Tuesday 12 September 9:03:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDating apps can be tricky. You're competing with literally hundreds of other people, so it's more important than ever to make that opening line count. Some opt for a compliment. Others go for a joke. SEE ALSO: Being afraid to come out in a country that just elected a lesbian prime minister And some immediately blow all the competition out of … [Link]

Mashable » How to watch Apple's iPhone 8 event without Safari

Tuesday 12 September 9:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s finally here. Apple's biggest iPhone reveal in recent memory is about to get underway. The event, the first to take place at the company's new Steve Jobs Theatre, will kick off at 10 a.m. PT when Tim Cook will take the stage and is expected to reveal the special 10th anniversary "iPhone X," as well as the iPhone 8 and … [Link]

Mashable » Clear glass speaker magically displays animated lyrics to match nearly any song

Tuesday 12 September 8:45:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust calling this a visual speaker doesn't quite do it justice. Japanese firm, Cotodama's gorgeous work of art displays song lyrics on a 22-inch transparent LCD screen, in time with the music.  This means you can get a lyric video generated to pretty much any song you play. SEE ALSO: Get club vibes in your tiny apartment with these magnetic speakers … [Link]

Mashable » Watch this reporter rescuing dolphins beached by Hurricane Irma

Tuesday 12 September 7:22:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookReporters tend to keep their distance from the story, but when a baby dolphin needed help, one reporter rose to the occasion. NBC News reporter Kerry Sanders helped rescue a stranded baby dolphin on Marco Island, Florida during a storm surge caused by Hurricane Irma. Sanders' rescue attempt was broadcast live on Today. SEE ALSO: Miami mother delivers baby alone during … [Link]

Mashable » 'Battle of the Sexes' is a reminder of how far we've come – and how far we haven't

Tuesday 12 September 7:19:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAt one point in Battle of the Sexes, a character pretty succinctly sums up the movie, and the 1973 tennis match that inspired it: "It's another battle in the never-ending war of the sexes." That is, as dramatic as the event was, it was just one colorful point in a long fight for equal rights that's still going on today. It … [Link]

Mashable » The Chainsmokers crack racist joke in China, in an interview with Chinese reporter

Tuesday 12 September 7:01:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Chainsmokers have definitely let us down.  The EDM-pop band have found themselves under fire for a racist joke they made with a Chinese reporter while in China. SEE ALSO: The Chainsmokers crashed a prom, didn't misspell anything In a video shared on their Twitter page, band member Alex Pall can be seen making a joke about not bringing his dog … [Link]

Slashdot » Virginia Scraps Electronic Voting Machines Hackers Destroyed At DefCon

Tuesday 12 September 7:00:00 UTC 2017

Following the DefCon demonstration in July that showed how quickly Direct Recording Electronic voting equipment could be hacked, Virginia's State Board of Elections has decided it wants to replace their electronic voting machines in time for the gubernatorial election due on November 7th, 2017. According to The Register, "The decision was announced in the minutes of the Board's September 8th … [Link]

Mashable » Ted Cruz just liked a super NSFW tweet and people are cringing so hard

Tuesday 12 September 5:25:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou know some intern's going to cop the blame for this. A very NSFW video is going viral on Twitter, (no) thanks to Ted Cruz's official Twitter account. The Texas senator and former U.S. presidential hopeful liked a pretty graphic two-minute long video from @SexuallPosts. SEE ALSO: Seth Rogen expertly trolls fervent Trump supporter on Twitter With over 3 million followers, … [Link]

Mashable » The iPhone 6S is the last of the great iPhones, everything else is trash

Tuesday 12 September 3:38:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple’s about to release a new iPhone. Huzzah! Except: You shouldn't buy it. Because the best iPhone already exists. It's the 6S. And you should score one instead of buying an iPhone 8.  Not just because early-adoption is a losing game played by people plagued by the false insecurity that they're some kind of Luddite because the guy next to them … [Link]

Slashdot » Moving Every Half Hour Could Help Limit Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle, Says Study

Tuesday 12 September 3:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Moving your body at least every half an hour could help to limit the harmful effects of desk jobs and other sedentary lifestyles, research has revealed. The study found that both greater overall time spent inactive in a day, and longer periods of inactivity were linked to an increased risk of … [Link]

Mashable » Plastic bags get the boot once again

Tuesday 12 September 3:13:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPlastic bags, get in the (allocated) bin. Following bans in France, China, Bangladesh, and Kenya, to name a few, another country is making further moves toward a plastic bag-free existence. State-by-state, Australia has been rolling out bans of plastic bags, cups, plates, and takeaway containers, and another state has made the pledge. SEE ALSO: France is the first country to ban … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Details Plan To Distrust Symantec Certificates

Tuesday 12 September 1:25:00 UTC 2017

After deciding to distrust Symantec's certificates in March, Google has decided to release a more detailed plan for how that process will go. Tom's Hardware reports: Starting with Chrome 66 (we're now at version 61), the browser will remove trust in Symantec-issued certificates issued prior to June 1, 2016. Website operators that use Symantec certificates issued before that date should … [Link]

Mashable » Tesla expands Supercharger network in city centers, hallelujah

Tuesday 12 September 1:00:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTesla announced Monday that it plans to expand its Supercharger network into city centers.  Downtown Chicago and Boston are first up,  according to a post on Tesla's blog. The Windy City will be receiving three new Superchargers by the end of 2017, while Beantown will get three by the end of 2018, as well as some in its densely populated suburbs, … [Link]

Mashable » Florida car dealership slammed on Yelp for parking cars in campus garages during Irma

Tuesday 12 September 0:51:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA South Florida car dealership is getting slammed online for parking some of its cars in Florida State University (FSU) garages during Hurricane Irma — and taking spaces away from students. SEE ALSO: Watch Hurricane Irma from space as the huge storm makes landfall Brand new cars from Napleton Infiniti filled spots in a covered campus garage during the storm while … [Link]

Slashdot » The New Corporate Recruitment Pool: Workers In Dead-End Jobs

Tuesday 12 September 0:45:00 UTC 2017

New submitter cdreimer writes: According a report from The Wall Street Journal (Warning: source may be paywalled, alternative source), corporations looking to hire new employees are opening offices in cities with high concentration of workers in dead-end jobs who are reluctant to locate but are cheaper to hire than competing locally in tight labor markets. From the report: "Pressed for … [Link]

Mashable » Apple backs marriage equality campaign in Australia

Tuesday 12 September 0:15:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple’s having, let's say, a busy week.  In the lead-up to its low-key, laidback soiree on Tuesday (plugging leaks where possible), the company has thrown its hat in the ring for Australia's biggest national debate: same-sex marriage. Apple has pledged support for marriage equality in Australia in an emailed statement sent by its public relations team on Sept. 11. It reads: … [Link]

Mashable » JetBlue offers $99 flights for evacuees returning to Florida

Tuesday 12 September 0:15:31 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs one of the strongest storms to ever hit Florida's southwest coast, Hurricane Irma prompted thousands of residents to evacuate the state. Now as many Floridians start to prepare to return home, JetBlue is offering $99 direct flights to the Sunshine State.  SEE ALSO: Tropical Storm Irma causes record storm surge in Jacksonville, floods Charleston The airline plans to begin offering … [Link]

Slashdot » Volkswagen To Build Electric Versions of All 300 Models By 2030

Tuesday 12 September 0:05:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Matthias Mueller announced sweeping plans to build electric versions of all 300 models in the group's lineup as the world's largest automaker accelerates the shift away from combustion engines and tries to draw a line under the emissions-cheating scandal. Speaking on the eve of the Frankfurt auto … [Link]

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