John Gordon Ross

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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 'Fyre Festival of pizza' was so bad it's under investigation

Wednesday 13 September 23:58:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf there's one thing New Yorkers take seriously, it's pizza. Which is why it makes total sense that the New York attorney general has reportedly opened an inquiry into a possibly criminally shitty pizza festival. SEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton buys pizza for hungry book-lovers On Monday, Gothamist reported that attendees of the September 9 New York City Pizza Festival might have … [Link]

Slashdot » Samsung Unveils New Electric Car Batteries For Up To 430 Miles of Range

Wednesday 13 September 23:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Electrek: At the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA Cars 2017) this week, Samsung's battery division, Samsung SDI, showcases a new "Multifunctional battery pack" solution to enable more range in electric vehicles as the Korean company tries to carve itself a bigger share of the growing automotive battery market. Most established automakers, like Nissan with … [Link]

Mashable » Exclusive: Polaroid’s new OneStep 2 is so fun you'll totally forget about Instagram

Wednesday 13 September 23:30:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNine years ago, Polaroid was going to through bankruptcy, and it seemed like its iconic instant film and cameras would vanish into the ether. Death by digital photos would've been inscribed on its tombstone. By some sheer miracle, a startup called the Impossible Project swooped in to save both the cameras and film. But it wasn’t as easy as picking up … [Link]

Mashable » Watch out Tesla, Audi's electric concept car looks amazing

Wednesday 13 September 23:27:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookInternal combustion is so yesterday, and Tesla's not the only company that knows it. German car manufacturer Audi, which has long daydreamed of an electric future, took yet another baby step toward gasoline's obsolescence with the unveiling of a new concept car at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It's called the Aicon, and Audi claims the sedan has a range of … [Link]

Mashable » Brock Turner's mugshot is now in a textbook's 'rape' section

Wednesday 13 September 23:10:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBrock Turner was released after serving three months of a six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconsicous woman on Stanford's campus after a fraternity party in 2015. His short sentence and even shorter time served stirred up debate on how the justice system handles rape, campus drinking culture, and privilege.  SEE ALSO: Ex-Stanford athlete's 6-month sentence for sexual assault sparks outrage … [Link]

Mashable » 'Doom' is bringing intense, bloody action to Nintendo Switch

Wednesday 13 September 22:52:27 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are heading to the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo revealed in a Nintendo Direct live stream today. SEE ALSO: 'Super Mario 64' is now an online game, whether Nintendo likes it or not 2016's Doom is coming to the Switch this holiday, bringing the action-packed shooter to a Nintendo platform for the first time. The … [Link]

Mashable » Kendall and Kylie Jenner can't get enough of their special brand of cultural appropriation

Wednesday 13 September 22:50:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookKendall and Kylie Jenner are back at it again and no, we don’t mean another reality show.     The sisters, who were already having a bad year, released a new collection limited-edition clothing line this week. One of the items for their Kendall & Kyle label, sold exclusively through Saks Fifth Avenue, has gained a lot of negative attention.     Unfortunately, … [Link]

Slashdot » Ford Disguised a Man As a Car Seat To Research Self-Driving

Wednesday 13 September 22:50:00 UTC 2017

According to TechCrunch, Ford put a man in a car seat disguise so that a Ford Transit could masquerade as a true self-driving vehicle in order to evaluate how passers-by, other drivers on the road and cyclists reacted to sharing the road with an autonomous vehicle. From the report: The trial, conducted with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, also made … [Link]

Mashable » Watch a guy build the 7,500-piece Lego Millennium Falcon in 34 hours of time-lapse video

Wednesday 13 September 22:45:35 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Lego's updated, newly-released "Ultimate Collector's Series" Millennium Falcon is the largest playset the company has ever produced, with a whopping 7,541 pieces, a 494-page instruction booklet, and an $800 price tag. All those bricks may not look like much when you tip them out of the box, but she's got it where it counts — as you can see from … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Apple Finalizes iOS and Tasks Developers to Prep Apps

Wednesday 13 September 22:34:49 UTC 2017

Apple this week released the Golden Master of iOS 11, watchOS 4.0, and tvOS 11. These penultimate builds mean Apple's yearly platform updates are nearly done. Devs need to be aware of some important changes to the code base. Further, Apple wants to see some ARKIt augmented reality apps ready by September 19. [Link]

Mashable » A NASA engineer and others are suing Customs for searching their devices

Wednesday 13 September 22:20:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA NASA engineer and 10 others are suing Customs and Border Protection over what they believe to be illegal searches of electronics. The group of 11 includes 10 U.S. citizens as well as a permanent resident, and they have the backing of the ACLU as well as the Electronic Frontier Foundation. SEE ALSO: Customs computer glitch traps angry travelers at airports … [Link]

Mashable » Pharma bro Martin Shkreli sent directly to jail, judge calls him 'danger to society'

Wednesday 13 September 22:19:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe pharma bro is now the pharma inmate.  Martin Shkreli was called a "danger to society" on Wednesday by a judge, who then canceled his bond release and put him in jail, according to numerous media reports. Shkreli had been out on a $5 million bond following his conviction for securities fraud in early August.  SEE ALSO: Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli … [Link]

Mashable » Bad news for free speech: An ESPN anchor criticized Trump and now the White House wants her fired

Wednesday 13 September 22:16:24 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook 8ce3 2e86%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ disturbing new low for the White House.","image":&quo~ news for free speech: An ESPN anchor criticized Trump and now the White House wants her fired","sources":[{&~ trump,white house,white supremacist,sarah huckabee sanders,jemele hill","sec0":null,&q~ trump,white house,white supremacist,sarah huckabee sanders,jemele hill","videoSeriesName&qu~ More about Donald Trump, White House, White Supremacist, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Jemele Hill [Link]

Mashable » Orrin Hatch loves a weed pun, apparently

Wednesday 13 September 22:12:31 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn the wake of that that weird piglet misstep, Orrin Hatch's press team is stepping up its game. Per the Salt Lake City Times, on Wednesday the Ohio senator introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017, a proposed bill aimed at increasing medical marijuana research. Naturally, Hatch's official statement included every drug pun his staffers could squeeze into six … [Link]

Slashdot » Apple's 'Shoddy' Beats Headphones Get Slammed In Lawsuit

Wednesday 13 September 22:10:00 UTC 2017

A lawsuit (PDF) filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Oakland, California, recounts the frustrations of five plaintiffs who found that Apple's Powerbeats 2 and Powerbeats 3 headphones did not perform as advertised. They are also claiming the company is refusing to honor warranty commitments to repair or replace the failed units. The Register reports: The complaint seeks $5,000,000 in … [Link]

Mashable » People have decided Pennywise from 'It' is gay and in a committed relationship with the Babadook

Wednesday 13 September 22:09:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPeople of the internet have basically concluded that Pennywise, the clown from IT, is not only gay but dating another horror movie villain, the Babadook who is known as a gay icon. And they are loving it.  as a fan of both the babadook and it movies, this is fucking cUte — ‎‏ْ (@TAEHBERRY) September 12, 2017 Just when we … [Link]

Mashable » Youtuber pokes fun at Apple's brand new expensive '$1,000 Emoji Machine'

Wednesday 13 September 21:50:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Apple just released the new iPhone X and YouTuber Jack Douglass didn't waste any time poking fun at the new product. He highlighted all the cringe-worthy moments from the Apple event on Tuesday, starting off with everyone's favorite – the Animoji.   "This is what Steve Jobs would've wanted… probably," the video says. Eh, probably not.  Douglass also makes fun … [Link]

Mashable » Betrayal leads 'EVE Online' player to threaten to cut his teammate's hands off

Wednesday 13 September 21:47:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNormally "betrayals" in games blow over fairly quickly. When you betray your team in EVE Online, however, your teammates may just threaten to cut off your hands. On Monday night, one of the largest alliances in the massively multiplayer online sci-fi game EVE Online was betrayed by one of its own high-ranking members, PC Gamer reported Tuesday. A player known as … [Link]

Popular Science » Apple's new Face ID system uses a sensing strategy that dates back decades

Wednesday 13 September 21:31:55 UTC 2017

Apple Face ID Technology 'Structured light' and artificial intelligence help power the iPhone X's flagship biometric skill. On Tuesday, Apple announced Face ID, a slick new way for people to biometrically unlock their phones by showing it their, well, face. Read on. [Link]

Slashdot » Study Finds That Banning Trolls Works, To Some Degree

Wednesday 13 September 21:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: On October 5, 2015, facing mounting criticism about the hate groups proliferating on Reddit, the site banned a slew of offensive subreddits, including r/Coontown and r/fatpeoplehate, which targeted Black people and those with weight issues. But did banning these online groups from Reddit diminish hateful behavior overall, or did the hate just … [Link]

Mashable » Actual bears and packers play football in the rainforest in Amazon's super literal NFL ad

Wednesday 13 September 21:28:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA pack of bears toss some fish around with some meat packers on the shore of the Amazon river. This wacky nature scene is the very literal visualization featured in a new ad for Amazon's first Thursday-night NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears later this monthGet it? SEE ALSO: Goodbye Twitter, hello Amazon: NFL's Thursday night … [Link]

Mashable » OkCupid is now making it easier to figure out who's a feminist, sort of

Wednesday 13 September 21:28:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEver wish you could weed out misogynist jerks from your dating pool? Starting today, it might get a little easier. OkCupid is partnering with Planned Parenthood to help identify feminist users. By answering one question, you'll be able to find people who share the same view as you and they'll be able to show themselves for the thoughtful people they hopefully … [Link]

Mashable » Everyone's favorite PlayStation parody account on Twitter is shutting down

Wednesday 13 September 21:20:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEnjoy @KazHiraiCEO while you can. The owner of the long-lived Twitter parody account that jokingly speaks for Sony president and CEO Kaz Hirai has decided it's time to say goodbye. Not immediately, mind you; the plan is to step away sometime after E3 2018. SEE ALSO: The 'Hurricane Shark' is a Twitter sensation "For over 6 years now I have been … [Link]

Mashable » 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic' documentary with J.K. Rowling heading to BBC

Wednesday 13 September 21:15:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen the British Library's Harry Potter exhibition opens in October, it won't be the only close look we get at the wizarding worldBBC announced that it would air a Harry Potter documentary in fall, in conjunction with the exhibition — and featuring interviews with J.K. Rowling. SEE ALSO: The interactive 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' e-book is pure magic The … [Link]

Slashdot » EU Set To Demand Internet Firms Act Faster To Remove Illegal Content

Wednesday 13 September 20:50:00 UTC 2017

Companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter could face European Union laws forcing them to be more proactive in removing illegal content if they do not do more to police what is available on the Internet. From a report: The European Union executive outlines in draft guidelines reviewed by Reuters how Internet firms should step up efforts with measures such as … [Link]

Mashable » Is the Note8 Better Than an iPhone?

Wednesday 13 September 20:49:26 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Apple, Iphone, Samsung, Note8, and Mashable Reels [Link]

Mashable » Despite health risks, adventurous food lovers are trying raw chicken in Japan

Wednesday 13 September 20:40:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRaw chicken should never be consumed… but people are still trying it. The chicken sashimi dish is called 'torisashi'. Chefs prepare the chicken by cutting thin slices from the inner breast and sear it for 10 seconds. Although this part of the chicken may have a lower risk to salmonella contamination, 10 seconds of boiling isn't enough time to kill the … [Link]

Mashable » Nicki Minaj dropped Seth Rogen’s name in a verse and he lost his mind

Wednesday 13 September 20:34:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMost people brag about how they spotted a celebrity on the street or how they drove passed the Hollywood walk of fame once, but only a select few get their names dropped in a rap verse by a pop star.    SEE ALSO: Seth Rogen reacts to WikiLeaks accusation of regime-change in North Korea (contains mild sarcasm) You can now add … [Link]

Mashable » Chainsaw nun is the symbol of the Hurricane Irma cleanup

Wednesday 13 September 20:31:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis nun is living on a prayer, or she's just pretty badass when it comes to natural disaster relief.  An off-duty cop in Miami went to check out the damage Hurricane Irma brought to a local neighborhood when he encountered a nun cutting up trees to clear the roadways…with a chainsaw. Sister Margaret Ann wanted to help clean up damages after … [Link]

Mashable » How Cassini quietly transformed our understanding of the solar system

Wednesday 13 September 20:30:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor the past 13 years, a bus-sized spacecraft named Cassini has quietly transformed our understanding of the solar systemThe Cassini mission — a $3.62 billion joint venture between NASA and the European Space Agency — has been exploring Saturn and its many moons since it arrived at the ringed planet in 2004. The spacecraft has changed the way we understand Saturn, … [Link]

Popular Science » Octlantis: Where octopuses buck tradition and live in groups

Wednesday 13 September 20:30:00 UTC 2017

a gloomy octopus Animals But they're still pretty gloomy. Octopuses usually live their lives in isolation, save a quick mating interaction. But the gloomy octopus seems to build cities—of a sort. [Link]

Slashdot » Kaspersky Software Banned From US Government Systems Over Concerns About Russia

Wednesday 13 September 20:10:00 UTC 2017

Mark Wilson writes: The Department of Homeland Security has told US government agencies to remove Kaspersky software from their systems. The directive was issued because of concerns about influence exerted over the company by the Russian government. Government agencies have been given three months to identify and start to remove Kaspersky's security products. Kaspersky has constantly denied connections to the … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Why China’s green ambitions will make it the next world leader

Wednesday 13 September 20:00:00 UTC 2017

As the US under Donald Trump turns its back on climate change, China's globalisation agenda could catalyse a green revolution that will make it a superpower [Link]

New Scientist – News » If NYC subways obeyed quantum maths trains wouldn’t be delayed

Wednesday 13 September 19:52:02 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]

Popular Science » The world’s bananas are under attack

Wednesday 13 September 19:36:16 UTC 2017

Environment But no, they’re not about to go extinct. Bananas are threatened by a deadly fungus, among other ailments. [Link]

Slashdot » Windows 10 Will Soon Give Users More Control Over App Permissions

Wednesday 13 September 19:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: The software giant has revealed that you'll get much more control over what apps are allowed to do with your device. Where you previously only had control over location sharing, the Fall Creators Update will ask you to grant permission before accessing all kinds of potentially sensitive hardware and software features. It'll ask to … [Link]

Mashable » Here's what really happens when you call those celeb fundraising lines

Wednesday 13 September 19:29:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen you call in to a celebrity charity fundraising telethon, are George Clooney and his pals really the ones taking down your credit card info? In a recent in write-up from The Hollywood Reporter on last night's Hand in Hand hurricane relief telethon, comedian Craig Robinson shared how celebrities like him partook in the event.  Apparently, those looking to give money … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » GitHub Launches Atom-IDE

Wednesday 13 September 19:25:41 UTC 2017

GitHub, in collaboration with Facebook, has announced the launch of Atom-IDE, a new set of optional packages that allow its open source "hackable text editor" Atom to function similar to an IDE. The company recommends that developers use Atom Beta 1.21, and a minimum of two packages must be installed; the Atom IDE UI and a package that supports the … [Link]

Mashable » 'Darkest Hour' review: So we're gonna have two Dunkirk movies at the Oscars

Wednesday 13 September 19:16:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYeah, Gary Oldman's going to the Oscars this year. More importantly, he deserves to go to the Oscars this year. His performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour is that good. SEE ALSO: Fall movie preview: What to watch if the Oscars are your Super Bowl Directed by Joe Wright (Atonement) and written by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), Darkest … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Ulster Bank Introduces New Banking Open API

Wednesday 13 September 19:08:46 UTC 2017

Ulster Bank, a brand of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), has announced that the organization has introduced a new banking open API and portal for developers. The Ulster Bank API allows approved third-party applications to access limited customer information. The API will initially only provide access to customer balance information and the last six transactions, upon request and consent … [Link]

Mashable » Rami Malek channels Freddie Mercury playing 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' Brian May approves

Wednesday 13 September 19:04:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookQueen fans, get ready for a crazy little thing to love. Rami Malek, who plays the late Freddie Mercury in the 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, has been captured by fans performing that iconic track at Live Aid — or at least, a film set version of Live Aid. (The movie reportedly ends with that legendary 1985 performance.)  SEE ALSO: We have … [Link]

Mashable » Meet the woman called "the wizard of camera-based VR"

Wednesday 13 September 19:01:41 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Presented by Coors Light Kate Wurzbacher is Head of Camera at Here Be Dragons — a specialized production company dedicated to bringing the latest and greatest in virtual reality to fruition.  Wurzbacher's job is to help filmmakers create their vision by building custom rigs that capture interactive content in seemingly impossible situations. Wurzbacher and her team have done it all: … [Link]

Mashable » This adorable camera is a ridiculously fun way to document your life

Wednesday 13 September 19:01:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Let’s face it: you can never have too many photos of attractive things. From your avocado toast to your Portuguese water dog to your endless parade of fancy parties and backyard BBQs, life is full of Instagram-able moments. But it’s hard to capture them … [Link]

Mashable » The 'richer-than-you' accessory every iPhone X buyer secretly wants is here, in solid gold

Wednesday 13 September 18:54:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe overpriced, and mostly unnecessary iPhone X is what happens when the elite stop caring about appearances and start producing products expressly for the rich. Therefore, it only makes sense that, if you're going to have a fuck-you iPhone, you might as well have the fuck-you iPhone case as well.  Meet the iPhone X Elite 24k Gold Edition. Yes, it's covered … [Link]

Slashdot » Equifax Had 'Admin' as Login and Password in Argentina

Wednesday 13 September 18:50:00 UTC 2017

Reader wired_parrot writes: The credit report provider Equifax has been accused of a fresh data security breach, this time affecting its Argentine operations. The breach was revealed after security researchers discovered that an online employee tool used by Equifax Argentina was accessible using the "admin/admin" password combination. Share on Google+ Read more of this story at Slashdot. [Link]

Popular Science » Infections during pregnancy may help autism develop—and scientists are finally figuring out why

Wednesday 13 September 18:47:57 UTC 2017

Health Our immune systems aren’t perfect. Researchers identified a mechanism through which bacteria in the gut interact with the immune system during pregnancy in ways that can lead to neurodevelopmental… [Link]

Mashable » The most haunting podcast ever is coming to TV just in time for Halloween

Wednesday 13 September 18:47:37 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Gather round your television's fire, folks, because the beloved Lore podcast will soon be spooking up your eyeballs as well as your earholes.  Since its humble beginnings in 2015 as a 30-minute deep dive into the world's most chilling folktales, the podcast, narrated by Aaron Mahnke, exploded in popularity. Aside from raking in 5 million monthly listeners on average, it's … [Link]

Mashable » One female camera operator is making the impossible possible in VR

Wednesday 13 September 18:35:45 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f81672%2fb0c085a7 5fc5 457e 9035 a2ef89bee769 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ The Woman Making The Impossible Possible in VR","sources":[{&quo~ More about Supported, Virtual Reality, Vr, Tech, and Big Tech Companies [Link]

Mashable » The Triple Threat: A brain, an athlete, and an artist – all in one vehicle

Wednesday 13 September 18:23:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPaid Content ByINFINITIThe average American driver spends about 293 hours behind the wheel per year. In that span, you could travel across the continental United States seven timesIf you're going to spend the equivalent of 12 days per year in the driver's seat, you'll want a car that makes sure your experience is as enjoyable as humanly possible. Now there's a … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook makes it clear: You can't make money from violence, porn, and fake news

Wednesday 13 September 18:23:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFacebook apparently wants all of the "bad actors" out of its social network. We're not just talking about fake news writers and Russian propagandists for once.  SEE ALSO: Of course Russians created Facebook events for pro-Trump social issues On Wednesday, Facebook released a blog post with guidelines on what publishers and what content can earn money from sharing to or posting … [Link]

Mashable » One poor woman experienced a miserable flight at the mercy of someone's feet

Wednesday 13 September 18:14:09 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Plane rides are super uncomfortable; they’re long, the food is bad, and sometimes you sit next to rude strangers.  If you’re lucky, you get a window seat and have a beautiful view as your flight takes off. Or you might end up with a very different kind of view — someone's feet, perhaps?  One poor woman was unfortunate enough to … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Mysterious lights in the sky seen after Mexico’s huge earthquake

Wednesday 13 September 18:10:00 UTC 2017

Magnitude isn’t the only demonstration of an earthquake’s power. For centuries, mysterious lights have popped up in the wake of strong quakes [Link]

Slashdot » Trump Administration Sued Over Phone Searches at US Borders

Wednesday 13 September 18:10:00 UTC 2017

The Trump administration has engaged in an unconstitutional practice of searching without a warrant the phones and laptops of Americans who are stopped at the border, a lawsuit filed on Wednesday alleged. From a report: Ten U.S. citizens and one lawful permanent resident sued the Department of Homeland Security in federal court, saying the searches and prolonged confiscation of their … [Link]

Mashable » Reverse cat eyeliner is the weird makeup trend du jour. Make it stop.

Wednesday 13 September 18:08:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSquiggle eyebrows have nothing on this new makeup trend.  Beauty bloggers have stepped up makeup artistry to a new (and puzzling) level. Introducing, the reverse-winged eyeliner. And don’t worry— we’re just as confused as you are.   SEE ALSO: 'Hair nails' are the latest trend we hope won't grow on you Different Just tell me what to do and I'll do … [Link]

Mashable » Why Apple is risking everything with the iPhone X

Wednesday 13 September 17:57:21 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook f798 fd79%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ left out some good stuff… and some bad stuff.","image":&quo~ things Apple didn't tell us about the iPhone X","sources":[{&quot~ 8,iphone x","sec0":null,&quot~ 8,iphone x","videoSeriesName"~ More about Apple, Smartphones, Iphone 8, Iphone X, and Iphone 8 Plus [Link]

Mashable » 'Pokémon Go' developer says iPhone X barely scratches the surface for AR

Wednesday 13 September 17:56:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAfter Apple's reveal of the iPhone X Tuesday, the CEO of Pokémon Go's development studio wrote a blog post saying the demo of the phone's augmented reality capabilities was just a step toward what AR is capable of. During Apple's presentation Tuesday, the company showed off a demo of the ARKit and the iPhone X's AR capabilities, which seamlessly generated a … [Link]

Mashable » Women are finally, just barely making more than 80 cents to the dollar

Wednesday 13 September 17:43:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe gender wage gap is still bad. Really, really bad.  But in news of incremental progress, women are finally earning more than 80 cents to their male peers' dollar. Specifically, women are making 80.5 cents on the dollar, the Census Bureau said this week.  The bump above 80 cents is the first statistically significant annual increase the gender pay gap has … [Link]

Mashable » Nobody asked for these vending machine things that two ex-Googlers want to replace bodegas

Wednesday 13 September 17:31:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou ever watch a train-wreck of a commercial and wonder how on earth it got through all the people it had to get through to get on air? If so, then we have something you need to see. On Wednesday, Fast Company published an article titled, "Two ex-Googlers want to make bodegas and mom-and-pop corner stores obsolete." SEE ALSO: A 'conversation' … [Link]

Slashdot » Ask Slashdot: What Are You Reading This Month?

Wednesday 13 September 17:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader writes: Hey folks! Could you share what are some books (or book) you're reading this month? Maybe it's the book you've already started, or you intend to begin or resume later this month? Thanks! Share on Google+ Read more of this story at Slashdot. [Link]

Popular Science » The Marine Corps wants to 3D print cheaper drones

Wednesday 13 September 17:25:01 UTC 2017

Scout drone, assembled Military A new prototype scout drone can be printed for less than the cost of the latest iPhone In less than a year, the Marine Corps went from a crowdsourced challenge to a working flying drone model that units can print and use with off-the-shelf electronics. [Link]

Mashable » Reddit partners with 'The Chris Gethard Show' for a first-of-its-kind interactive livestream

Wednesday 13 September 17:06:24 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Anything can happen on The Chris Gethard Show — the live comedy performance turned public access hit turned cult cable fave — but thanks to a new partnership with Reddit, the call-in series is about to get even crazier. The show is broadcast live every Thursday at 11 p.m. ET on TruTV, but Mashable can exclusively reveal that on September … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Equifax Secret PIN Controversy Exemplifies The Need For Rate Limits

Wednesday 13 September 17:03:39 UTC 2017

Quick question: On the scale of severity when there’s a breach and a totally botched response, what comes after “dumpster fire?” Towering inferno? When Brian Krebs wrote that the Equifax debacle was a dumpster fire, he probably knew, based on years of experience, that more bad news would come to light. But he probably didn't know the specfics. … [Link]

Mashable » The ‘punk rock’ developer of the video game industry

Wednesday 13 September 17:00:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGoichi Suda, more affectionately known as Suda51, has a reputation.  It took root after his 2005 cult hit, Killer7, took off in the US — his first game to launch outside of Japan. You took control of seven assassins as you stylishly explored (and killed your way through) Suda’s fictional setting that highlighted political tensions between the US and Japan.  It … [Link]

Mashable » When a terrified biker crosses paths with an unexpected bear no one wins

Wednesday 13 September 16:55:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNothing spoils a good bike ride like a bear casually sitting in the road. Reddit user pfffhuckit uploaded a video of himself racing down a trail on his bike when, suddenly, he sees a bear plopped down in the middle of the road, right in his way. SEE ALSO: Bear crashes birthday party and eats all the cake He does what … [Link]

Slashdot » The Fake News Machine: Inside a Town Gearing Up for 2020

Wednesday 13 September 16:50:00 UTC 2017

CNN has a story on Veles, riverside town in Macedonia, which back in the day was known to make porcelain for the whole of Yugoslavia. But now, as an investigation by the news outlet has found, it makes fake news. Veles has become home to dozens of website operators who churn out bogus stories designed to attract the attention of … [Link]

Mashable » Man plays piano non-stop after breakup, triggers debate on emotional blackmail

Wednesday 13 September 16:44:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLuke Howard is a 34-year-old piano player who was dumped by his girlfriend of four months. Instead of crying out his grief into a pillow and gorging on Nutella and peanut butter while binge-watching on Netflix, he decided to put on a spectacular, public display.  SEE ALSO: Vanessa Carlton offers to replace damaged piano after seeing man's heartbreaking video He bought … [Link]

Mashable » Everything You Thought You Knew About Asteroids Is Wrong

Wednesday 13 September 16:40:17 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Asteroids, Mashable Reels, Asteroid Fields, Science, and Space [Link]

Mashable » Pixar plays a bittersweet symphony in the latest 'Coco' trailer

Wednesday 13 September 16:40:10 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook In retrospect, it's kinda surprising that Pixar doesn't employ the song "Bittersweet Symphony" more often in their trailers. That two-word title sums up most of their movies so well. SEE ALSO: Fall movie preview: What to watch if you want to feel good But it's particularly apt for Coco, a new adventure about a young boy, Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), who … [Link]

Mashable » Watch a marriage proposal that slips right through the cracks… literally

Wednesday 13 September 16:31:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSometimes proposals can be out of the box and not in the way you think.  The scene plays out perfectly in Kansas City, Missouri. The couple spends a moment whispering to each other, sharing a kiss, before he gets on one knee.  Cue the aws and oohs. SEE ALSO: Woman loses engagement ring, finds it on a carrot 13 years later … [Link]

Mashable » An important update to that Tinder date where the girl threw her poo out the window

Wednesday 13 September 16:26:22 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Remember that story that went viral the other week about the Tinder date who threw her own poo out the window and then got stuck trying to retrieve it? Of course you do. Well anyway, Liam — the student who went on the date and later set up the GoFundMe campaign that made the story go viral — has now … [Link]

Mashable » Obama is returning to his roots by announcing new community leader summit

Wednesday 13 September 16:13:45 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Former president Barack Obama has been making random steps back into the public eye after leaving the White House, but now the ex-prez is returning to his community roots with a new leadership summit. SEE ALSO: Barack Obama's post-election letter to Donald Trump is filled with unheeded advice Obama announced The Obama Foundation Summit on a few platforms on Wednesday … [Link]

Slashdot » $782,000 Over Asking For a House in Sunnyvale

Wednesday 13 September 16:10:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: A house in Sunnyvale just sold for close to $800,000 over its listing price. Your eyes do not deceive you: The four-bed, two-bath house — less than 2,000 square feet — listed for $1,688,000 and sold for $2,470,000. "I think it's the most anything has ever gone for over asking in Sunnyvale — a … [Link]

Popular Science » There is no evidence that flu vaccines cause miscarriages

Wednesday 13 September 16:01:41 UTC 2017

pregnant woman getting flu vaccine Health Getting vaccinated is still the safest choice. If you stop reading after this sentence and remember nothing else, at least take away this: pregnant people should still get the flu vaccine, regardless of what you read… [Link]

Mashable » 'Captain Planet' is coming back to TV for a super-powered cameo

Wednesday 13 September 16:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook’90s kids, rejoice: Captain Planet is flying back to our screens this October — although sadly not for the reboot we're all secretly longing for.  Mashable can exclusively reveal that the blue-skinned, eco-friendly superhero will cameo in an upcoming episode of Cartoon Network's OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, premiering Monday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. SEE ALSO: Planeteers, assemble: 'Captain Planet' … [Link]

Mashable » Adorable grandma gently caresses George Clooney's face at TIFF

Wednesday 13 September 15:58:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Toronto International Film Festival was filled with unbelievable films, A-List celebs, and… face-grabbing grandmas. George Clooney’s personal space was invaded this weekend by an adorable elderly fan during the festival and it’s leaving people shook, or at least a little homesick. The TIFF Twitter account tweeted a photo of a “Nonna,” now identified as Elfriede Wolf according to Global News, … [Link]

Mashable » Yes, Hillary Clinton compared herself to Cersei in 'Game of Thrones'

Wednesday 13 September 15:47:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s a comparison that has oft been made — whether fairly or unfairly, in jest or seriously — by the viewing public. But in her new book on the 2016 election, What Happened, former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton drew an analogy between herself and Game of Thrones' Queen Cersei Lannister for the first time. The comparison was limited, however, to Cersei's … [Link]

Mashable » 'World of Warcraft' supports disaster relief with an adorable pet fox you can adopt

Wednesday 13 September 15:46:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMeet Shadow, an adorable purple-and-white fox that's up for "adoption" (i.e. purchase) in World of Warcraft. What's more: if you open your heart to her, and you'll actually do some good in the wider world. Shadow continues Blizzard's tradition of in-game "charity pets," which are usually (but not always) tied to the annual fan event, BlizzCon. In this case, the $10 … [Link]

Mashable » This 19-year-old skiing champ's training routine is straight out of a Spiderman movie

Wednesday 13 September 15:45:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAndri Ragettli is a slopestyle ski prodigy who won the World Championship in 2016 and is the first skier to complete a trick called a quad cork 1800.  He recently shared a video on social media showing some of the work that goes into his training. Read more…More about Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Mashable Video, and Indoors [Link]

Mashable » What it's like to live through a Category 5 hurricane, as told by residents of a tiny island

Wednesday 13 September 15:44:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHurricane warnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands are, largely, a disrupter. It happens every year. Tourists leave on the advice of the Weather Channel, new island residents that have never experienced a hurricane wring their hands, servers and bartenders grouse about the loss of business, old timers recount stories of past hurricanes like a badge of honor.  Usually nothing comes of … [Link]

Mashable » Watch this farmer's emotional reunion with his animals after Hurricane Harvey and know there is good in the world

Wednesday 13 September 15:34:37 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook You may want to grab tissues for this one. Or three boxes.  Farmer Lester Morrow recorded the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on his property and graciously posted it on YouTube last week.  At first, he's just calmly surveying the damage, but his whole demeanor changes when he spots something in the distance. He starts emotionally yelling for Patty. Who in … [Link]

Slashdot » The iPhone Is Guaranteed To Last Only One Year, Apple Argues In Court

Wednesday 13 September 15:30:00 UTC 2017

Reader Jason Koebler writes: Last month, Greg Joswiak, Apple's VP of iOS, iPad, and iPhone Marketing, told Buzzfeed that iPhones are "the highest quality and most durable devices. We do this because it's better for the customer, for the iPhone, and for the planet."But in a class-action court case over the widespread premature failure of tens of thousands of iPhone … [Link]

Mashable » These Florida cops are going viral for a fairly obvious reason

Wednesday 13 September 15:28:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s not often the internet finds something it can wholeheartedly agree on. SEE ALSO: The internet descends upon this super hot selfie of the Queen's former page boy This Facebook photo of three members of Florida's Gainesville Police Department really seems to have brought people together, though: That picture was originally posted on Sunday. At the time of writing it's been … [Link]

Mashable » Live-action 'Aladdin' has an official release date — and it's sooner than we thought

Wednesday 13 September 15:27:32 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDisney rolled out an impressive list of release dates earlier this year, but after the latest Star Wars shakeup, everything is back in flux.  SEE ALSO: The first 'Aladdin' set photo is here to wreck you emotionally The biggest casualty? The live-action Aladdin, which was scheduled for Dec. 20, 2019, a date now usurped by Episode IX. The good news is … [Link]

Mashable » Serena Williams shares first photos of newborn daughter Alexis

Wednesday 13 September 15:25:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFolks, it's just as we suspected — this is one cute baby. Serena Williams shared the first public images of her newborn daughter on Wednesday morning on her Instagram Story. In the clips, she also revealed the baby girl's name: Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. SEE ALSO: Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian have reportedly welcomed a baby girl You'll notice that her … [Link]

Mashable » Twitter adds a whole bunch of live video partners, to bombard you with even more content

Wednesday 13 September 15:25:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwitter has noticed more and more of us watching live video on our phones, so it's riding the wave to get you even more hooked on its app. On Wednesday, Twitter announced 35 new broadcasters and content providers who've agreed to feed the social network with fresh video. SEE ALSO: YouTube has an illegal TV streaming problem The deals, struck in … [Link]

Mashable » Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder mic dropped about climate change during last night's hurricane telethon

Wednesday 13 September 15:19:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUnexpected things can happen during live events and a hurricane telethon is no exception. For last night's “Hand in Hand” hurricane relief telethon, Stevie Wonder decided to add something extra to the script.   Stevie Wonder started by saying, “When love goes into action, it preferences no color of skin, no ethnicity, no religious beliefs, no sexual preferences and no political … [Link]

Mashable » New 'Rick and Morty' fan theory makes a scary amount of sense

Wednesday 13 September 15:14:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSPOILER ALERT: If you have not yet watched season 3 episode 7 of Rick and Morty 'The Ricklantis Mixup' (available on Netflix UK 16th September) stop reading right now. It's an excellent episode and any prior knowledge will really detract from the impact of it. This week's Rick and Morty fed us a total mislead. From the episode's title and the … [Link]

Mashable » The trends defining digital marketing transformation in 2017

Wednesday 13 September 14:50:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe creative geniuses on your marketing team have achieved what seemed impossible a mere six months ago: They've developed an exciting campaign using a trendy technology — an artificially intelligent chatbot, deployed on the website and on social media — in a way that's simultaneously on-brand, cost-conscious, and effectively drives conversions.  This would seem cause for celebration: Except for the fact … [Link]

Slashdot » Java EE Is Moving To the Eclipse Foundation

Wednesday 13 September 14:50:00 UTC 2017

Oracle has chosen the Eclipse Foundation to be the new home of the Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE), the company announced this week. Oracle made the decision in collaboration with IBM and Red Hat, the two other largest contributors to the platform. From a report: "The Eclipse Foundation has strong experience and involvement with Java EE and related technologies," … [Link]

Mashable » 'Hand in Hand' hurricane telethon raises over $44 million

Wednesday 13 September 14:39:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHollywood stars and compassionate Americans  poured out en masse for Hand in Hand, a telethon to raise money for survivors of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. From Julia Roberts to Demi Lovato, some of the country's most powerful entertainers banded together for performances, prayers, and to work the phone bank for incoming donations during the telethon, which raised over $44 million. SEE … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook just released its Houseparty killer to win back the teens

Wednesday 13 September 14:34:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFacebook has unleashed an attack on yet another teen app. The social networking giant is testing Bonfire, a group video chat app that is quite similar to Houseparty, The Next Web reported Wednesday. SEE ALSO: The video chat app that should scare the hell out of Facebook and Snapchat Bonfire has the tagline "Your friends, your fire" and allows users to … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Cassini to live-stream its final moments in Saturn’s atmosphere

Wednesday 13 September 14:32:00 UTC 2017

Before the Cassini spacecraft ends its 20-year mission by disintegrating in Saturn’s atmosphere, we have one last chance for new information on the gas giant [Link]

Mashable » Why Mensa says you have to play this game

Wednesday 13 September 14:23:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Picture this: you’re roughhousing with your friends and you accidentally break a precious vase and have to fix it before your mom comes home. We’ve all been there. Now imagine the same thing but change “mom” to “professor,” “friends” to “cogineers,” “vase” to “cogtraption,” … [Link]

Mashable » 6 awesome-looking LGBTQ comics worth adding to your Kindle right now

Wednesday 13 September 14:12:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Looking for more LGBTQ pride in your literature? So are we. Love reading comics? So do we.  In a time when people are crying out louder and louder for more LGBTQ representation in their media, comic books have been making powerful statements by quite … [Link]

Slashdot » Disney Is Lone Holdout From Apple's Plan to Sell 4K Movies for $20

Wednesday 13 September 14:12:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: Apple has signed new deals to sell movies in ultra high-definition with every major Hollywood studio except the one with which it has long been closest: Walt Disney. At an event Tuesday where he announced the new Apple TV 4K, the tech giant's head of software and services, Eddy Cue, said the device will … [Link]

Mashable » The iPhone X is here—and we are drooling

Wednesday 13 September 14:11:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple’s announcement of the iPhone X has wowed consumers with a device that boasts an OLED screen, wireless charging, facial recognition, and augmented reality capabilities. Read more…More about Apple, Iphone, Technology, Smartphone, and Mashable Video [Link]

New Scientist – News » It’s a disgrace there are no women on UK’s key science committee

Wednesday 13 September 14:10:00 UTC 2017

When the main science committee in the UK parliament turned out to be devoid of women MPs, a backlash was inevitable, says Lara Williams [Link]

New Scientist – News » The hottest place ever recorded on Earth’s surface was 2370°C

Wednesday 13 September 14:00:00 UTC 2017

When a rock from space crashed to ground 38 million years ago, it briefly heated the impact zone to 2370°C, the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth’s crust [Link]

Popular Science » Wildfires raged over nine states for the first half of September. Here's what will rise from the ashes.

Wednesday 13 September 14:00:00 UTC 2017

The Chaparral forest after a wildfire. Environment Next spring will bring mushrooms, flowers and woodpeckers to the Chaparral forests. These four species flourish after flame. [Link]

Mashable » Finally, a sweater that will keep your arms warm and, uh, that's it

Wednesday 13 September 13:15:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou know that time of year when it's cold enough for a sweater, but also somehow too hot for a shirt? Well, Calvin Klein has the perfect sweater for those very real, not impossible days. The $2,165 Multicolor Wool Cheerleader Sweater isn't actually only sleeves — if you look at the side view, you can see there's actually a semi-sheer bodice … [Link]

Popular Science » The most striking images of Hurricane Irma

Wednesday 13 September 13:03:53 UTC 2017

Environment Aftermath of a powerful storm. Hurricane Irma was a behemoth. At over 420 miles wide, the storm was one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. [Link]

Slashdot » North Korea Is Dodging Sanctions With a Secret Bitcoin Stash

Wednesday 13 September 13:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: North Korea appears to be stepping up efforts to secure bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which could be used to avoid trade restrictions including new sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council. Hackers from Kim Jong Un's regime are increasing their attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea and related sites, according … [Link]

Mashable » The anxiety you feel about 'Jeopardy' buzzers is real because those things are evil

Wednesday 13 September 12:48:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookI’ll take "Things we wish we could un-learn" for $300, Alex. Because frankly, it was better not knowing why Jeopardy contestants appeared to ineffectually plunge their handheld buzzers, over and over, waiting for Alex Trebek to call a name seemingly at random, for all these livelong years. SEE ALSO: Alex Trebek proves he has bars with rap lyrics category on 'Jeopardy!' … [Link]

Mashable » Apple just helped this British indie singer reach global fame in a matter of minutes

Wednesday 13 September 12:41:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Internet is still a place for fairytales, as the amazing story of Emma Blackery shows.  SEE ALSO: How the iPhone has evolved over the last decade Blackery is an unsigned British singer-songwriter and YouTuber who has been releasing music independently for years. Her YouTube channel has over 1.4 million subscribers and over 159 million video views.  Little did she know … [Link]

Mashable » The stores of the future will be full of wine, yoga, and not much else

Wednesday 13 September 12:39:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe concept of a store used to be simple: it was a place to buy things. Some retailers are pegging their survival in the Amazon era to the idea that their physical spaces can be much more than that. They care less about the things they sell and more about the experience they provide in doing so—the customer service, the ambience, … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Why the iPhone X’s Face ID is a terrible way to secure your data

Wednesday 13 September 12:20:14 UTC 2017

Apple’s latest phone promises to unlock on seeing your face, and police forces are deploying similar tech to catch criminals – but problems dog the technology [Link]

New Scientist – News » These are the three biggest obstacles for a Brexit science deal

Wednesday 13 September 12:20:13 UTC 2017

The government says it wants to preserve EU science ties in a Brexit settlement but fails to acknowledge the major stumbling blocks ahead, says Mike Galsworthy [Link]

Mashable » Swiipe on the news: A 14-year-old's app lets you Tinder your way through the day's events

Wednesday 13 September 12:13:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe news has been so awful for so long, who wouldn't want to swipe left?  Swiipe is an iOS news app—from a 14-year-old founder in Ireland, no less—that lets users evaluate the news exactly as they would a profile on Bumble. Users see stories from 52 news sources and swipe left on stories they don't want to read, swipe right to … [Link]

Mashable » 'Great British Bake Off' contestant accidentally makes NSFW bread

Wednesday 13 September 11:51:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGreat British Bake Off may be a show about warm loaves and sticky buns, but we all know where its appeal comes from. Sex sells, folks. SEE ALSO: No one can compete with the sexiness of this turkey sandwich Normally the innuendo is restricted to cheeky asides and puns from the presenters. And since the show  hired some new hosts after … [Link]

Mashable » Meet the Kickstarter campaign that’s merging VR with the big screen

Wednesday 13 September 11:38:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. VR is the hot new tech that everyone is trying to get into these days — Facebook, Microsoft and even Dell are all moving into that space. So far they’re mostly focused on gaming and interactive experiences, with a few forays into short-form video … [Link]

Mashable » A sex robot appears on a British morning TV show and it's as uncomfortable as you'd expect

Wednesday 13 September 11:38:10 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby have had quite a range of guests on This Morning — but never before have they had a sex robot named Samantha on the sofa.  The topic of sex robots is an interesting one. Do they do psychological harm or good? Might they contribute to the commodification of female sexuality?  These questions are addressed by … [Link]

Mashable » Apple quietly released a killer update to iTunes

Wednesday 13 September 11:00:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple is finally taking action to trim that mammoth piece of software that iTunes has become over the years, pivoting it back to its original mission: an app for music.  SEE ALSO: Apple’s biggest announcement won’t be the iPhone 8, but HOW you use it With the iTunes version 12.7 for both Windows and macOS, quietly released during the keynote event … [Link]

Mashable » Jimmy Fallon just totally crushed J-Law in an axe throwing contest on live TV

Wednesday 13 September 10:29:13 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook No, they're not practising for the Hunger Games. Not yet anyway. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Fallon announces $1 million 'Tonight Show' donation to J.J. Watt's Harvey relief fund In the clip above, Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lawrence compete in an axe throwing competition in front of an audience.  Surprisingly, Fallon turns out to be pretty good with an axe. Lawrence is … [Link]

Mashable » Ted Cruz Twitter porn gaffe inspires inevitable Photoshop battle

Wednesday 13 September 10:17:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt was only a matter of time, wasn't it? On Tuesday, Ted Cruz made headlines when his official Twitter account "liked" a porn video. SEE ALSO: This is your friendly reminder that Ted Cruz has a porn lookalike. Proceed at your own risk. Within hours, the internet was awash with jokesJimmy Kimmel did a set about it on his show. And … [Link]

Slashdot » French Company Plans To Heat Homes, Offices With AMD Ryzen Pro Processors

Wednesday 13 September 10:00:00 UTC 2017

At its Ryzen Pro event in New York City last month, AMD invited a French company called Qarnot to discuss how they're using Ryzen Pro processors to heat homes and offices for free. The company uses the Q.rad — a heater that embeds three CPUs as a heat source — to accomplish this feat. "We reuse the heat they generate … [Link]

Mashable » 'Black Mirror' predicted this iPhone X feature and it's really creepy

Wednesday 13 September 9:57:23 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f81674%2fce8df591 585b 4d93 9c40 2a9a818d4226 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ really do come true.","image":&quot~ iPhone X is here—and we are drooling","sources":~ event,wireless charging,augmented reality,facial recognition,real-time,real-time video,real time,real-time-video,real time video,iphone x,apple event 2017","sec0":null,&q~ event,wireless charging,augmented reality,facial recognition,real-time,real-time video,real time,real-time-video,real time video,iphone x,apple event 2017","videoSeriesName&qu~ More about Apple, Netflix, Black Mirror, Iphone X, and Animoji [Link]

Mashable » Jimmy Kimmel mercilessly ribs Ted Cruz's Twitter porn gaffe

Wednesday 13 September 9:37:10 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Jimmy Kimmel is the latest to weigh in on the internet's moment of the week. In case you haven't heard yet, Ted Cruz's official Twitter account 'liked' a porn video from a Twitter handle @SexuallPosts. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel interviews the Irish family that hilariously tried to catch a bat in their kitchen In the clip above, Kimmel runs through … [Link]

Mashable » Rebel Wilson speaks out after winning $3.6 million defamation lawsuit

Wednesday 13 September 9:33:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson has won her long legal battle, netting her a multi-million dollar settlement in the process. Wilson sued Australian magazine publisher Bauer Media for a series of defamatory articles published about the actress in 2015, which branded her a "serial liar" and "fabricated almost every aspect of her life," according to the Supreme Court of Victoria's judgment on … [Link]

Mashable » Singapore gets its first female president ever and she even has her own emoji

Wednesday 13 September 9:33:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSingapore now has its first female president ever. 63-year-old Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, was declared the country's latest president on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Asia's newest mobile wallet may actually get the region to go cashless, finally She was the only candidate to qualify for the presidency, a largely ceremonial role, which was this year reserved for candidates from … [Link]

Mashable » Policeman stops traffic to rescue a tiny kitten trying to cross the road

Wednesday 13 September 9:10:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis is truly worth stopping traffic for. A traffic police officer in the Chinese city of Putian ran into the middle of a busy street to rescue a kitten, and the footage is going viral. SEE ALSO: Athletic, adorable kitten crashes baseball game The video shows several motorbikes stopping at a crossing while a small white kitten slowly walks in front … [Link]

Mashable » Everyone is making the same 'Game of Thrones' joke about the iPhone X

Wednesday 13 September 9:07:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUnless you've been living completely internet-free for the past 24 hours, chances are you'll have heard about the iPhone X's facial recognition. SEE ALSO: Apple unveils iPhone X, and you'll never look at phones the same again As soon as that slightly creepy FaceID screen popped up at the Apple event, though, people only had one thing on their minds… "And … [Link]

Mashable » Ouch: The iPhone X is outrageously expensive in Europe

Wednesday 13 September 9:04:04 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f81674%2fce8df591 585b 4d93 9c40 2a9a818d4226 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ really do come true.","image":&quot~ iPhone X is here—and we are drooling","sources":~ event,wireless charging,augmented reality,facial recognition,real-time,real-time video,real time,real-time-video,real time video,iphone x,apple event 2017","sec0":null,&q~ event,wireless charging,augmented reality,facial recognition,real-time,real-time video,real time,real-time-video,real time video,iphone x,apple event 2017","videoSeriesName&qu~ More about Apple, Smartphones, Europe, Prices, and Iphone X [Link]

Mashable » Adorable Tamagotchi copycat is here to save you from Chrome tab clutter

Wednesday 13 September 8:31:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou might've once been stressed out with the responsibility of keeping a Tamagotchi alive as a child. As an adult, you're likely mildly perturbed by ensuring you don't have too many Chrome tabs open, slowing down your computer. Life is hard. SEE ALSO: Apple's new Apple TV 4K is built to fuel its Hollywood ambitions Now you can meld the anxieties … [Link]

Mashable » Watch Bill Skarsgård pull his demonic 'It' smile on Conan

Wednesday 13 September 8:12:07 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Bill Skarsgård is an undeniably delightful-looking human — until he smiles like a homicidal clown. The 27-year-old Swedish actor stars as neighbourhood killer clown Pennywise in the new adaptation of Stephen King's novel It. He showed off his killer smile on Conan on Tuesday, without the makeup. SEE ALSO: Alexander Skarsgård trolled his brother at the 'It' premiere and the … [Link]

Mashable » The Philippines places the value of human rights at $20

Wednesday 13 September 7:12:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe value of human rights in the Philippines is now worth just $20, apparently. Philippine legislators have voted to reduce the annual budget for the country's Commission of Human Rights (CHR) to just 1,000 pesos ($20).  SEE ALSO: The death of a 17-year-old boy has put a face on the drug war in the Philippines The budget cut, essentially choking off … [Link]

Slashdot » At Least 1.65 Million Computers Are Mining Cryptocurrency For Hackers So Far This Year

Wednesday 13 September 7:00:00 UTC 2017

According to new statistics released on Tuesday by Kaspersky Lab, a prominent Russian information security firm, 2017 is on track to beat 2016 — and every year since 2011 — in terms of the sheer number of computers infected with malware that installs mining software. From a report: So far in 2017, the company says it has detected 1.65 million … [Link]

Mashable » Bride's doughnut bouquets are a wedding treat we could really go for

Wednesday 13 September 4:53:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere are many tough decisions to be made when it comes to organising a wedding. But honestly, there's one easy choice: doughnuts. Specifically, we're talking doughnut bouquets, which made an appearance at the wedding of Australian bride Paige Kirk, replacing traditional flower arrangements. SEE ALSO: When someone tells you to make a 'silly face,' take this bridesmaid's advice "Me and my … [Link]

The Joy of Tech » JoT #2452: An X by any other name!

Wednesday 13 September 4:20:46 UTC 2017

JoT thumboh brother, not this all over again! [Link]

Mashable » Shonda Rhimes on her new short film for Dove: 'Every single woman is beautiful'

Wednesday 13 September 4:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookShonda Rhimes believes every woman is beautiful. Every single one. And she believes each woman deserves to define beauty for herself.  "I think everyone has the innate quality to be confident," she says. "I think the problem is the images that people have been seeing on entertainment and media have been providing a very one-sided definition of what beauty can be." … [Link]

Mashable » Sustainable company is turning cigarette butts and smartphones into furniture

Wednesday 13 September 3:46:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUpcycling trash into treasure isn't a new concept, with backpacks made from old cars, coffee cups made from coffee, and craft beer made from recycled human pee all in production right now.   But there's a new company looking to our most prevalent modern trash types, from cigarette butts to smartphones, to create some pretty slick homewares. SEE ALSO: Enjoy your … [Link]

Slashdot » Department of Energy Invests $50 Million To Improve Critical Energy Infrastructure Security

Wednesday 13 September 3:30:00 UTC 2017

Orome1 shares a report from Help Net Security: Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing awards of up to $50 million to DOE's National Laboratories to support early stage research and development of next-generation tools and technologies to further improve the resilience of the Nation's critical energy infrastructure, including the electric grid and oil and natural gas infrastructure. The … [Link]

Mashable » Newest Apple Watch amps up health features with heartbeat upgrade

Wednesday 13 September 1:42:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Apple Watch Series 3 is more health-focused than ever, coming packaged with an improved heart rate monitor, and an interesting but mysterious medical study.  Apple COO Jeff Williams unveiled the device Tuesday at the iPhone Event, along with a new watchOS and workout app.  The heart monitor will monitor a slew of new metrics, including resting heart rate and recovery … [Link]

Mashable » 8 things Apple didn't tell us about the iPhone X

Wednesday 13 September 1:36:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAnd then it was real. In a few short moments after the words "one more thing…" appeared on a massive screen during the Sept. 12 Apple keynote, the iPhone X went from a much-rumored tech myth to a real, officially announced product. Soon Apple's SVP of marketing Phil Schiller was back out to tell us all the new features, from the … [Link]

Mashable » The most romantic movie of 2017 is about a woman who loves a merman

Wednesday 13 September 1:15:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe most enduring stories last because they're more than the sum of their parts. They're never just about a king, or an orphan girl, or a monster. They stand for something greater and mean something deeper. They offer warning or comfort or instruction, helping us to make our way through the world. SEE ALSO: Fall movie preview: What to watch if … [Link]

Mashable » Here's how you'll use Apple Pay without Touch ID on the iPhone X

Wednesday 13 September 0:46:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe iPhone X is doing away with the Home button and, with it, Touch ID. In its place we'll have Face ID — a method of unlocking your smartphone just by looking at it. But what does that mean for Apple Pay? Don't worry, you'll still be able to quickly and easily buy stuff using only your iPhone. The process will … [Link]

Slashdot » Why Bats Crash Into Windows

Wednesday 13 September 0:45:00 UTC 2017

According to a new report published in the journal Science, Bats slam into vertical structures such as steel and glass buildings because they appear invisible to bats' echolocation system. Nature reports: Bats rely on echolocation to navigate in the dark. They locate and identify objects by sending out shrill calls and listening to the echoes that bounce back. Greif and … [Link]

Mashable » If you own an iPhone 7, you absolutely should not buy an iPhone 8

Wednesday 13 September 0:39:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s not easy buying an iPhone these days. You have a huge assortment of options, starting with the puny iPhone SE ($350) and going all the way up to the super-powered iPhone X ($1,000). I'm not going to pretend I can tell you exactly which phone is right for you, but I'll tell you this: If you already have an iPhone … [Link]

Slashdot » Researchers Catch Microsoft Zero-Day Used To Install Government Spyware

Wednesday 13 September 0:05:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Government hackers were using a previously-unknown vulnerability in Microsoft's .NET Framework, a development platform for building apps, to hack targets and infect them with spyware, according to security firm FireEye. The firm revealed the espionage campaign on Tuesday, on the same day Microsoft patched the vulnerability. According to FireEye, the bug, which … [Link]


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