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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.

Slashdot » EFF Resigns From Web Consortium In Wake of EME DRM Standardization

Tuesday 19 September 23:20:00 UTC 2017

New submitter Frobnicator writes: Four years ago, the W3C began standardizing Encrypted Media Extensions, or EME. Several organizations, including the EFF, have argued against DRM within web browsers. Earlier this year, after the W3C leadership officially recommended EME despite failing to reach consensus, the EFF filed the first-ever official appeal that the decision be formally polled for consensus. That appeal … [Link]

Mashable » Ruthless runner nicknamed the 'Mad Pooper' because … well …

Tuesday 19 September 23:11:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe city of Colorado Springs is in crisis over the unknown runner who's tearing across the city and leaving a trail of poop in her wake. Dubbed the "Mad Pooper," the unidentified runner was the subject of an excellent KKTV segment that details her reign of terror.  SEE ALSO: I was a professional athlete, and even I can't make wearables useful … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » What is The Micro API Design Pattern?

Tuesday 19 September 22:56:06 UTC 2017

Software development has moved quickly in only a decade. From deploying to physical servers, to virtualization, and IaaS to PaaS. One hot trend is FaaS (function-as-a-service), like AWS Lambda, where you deploy snippets of code to be run on command anywhere in the world. The latest development, however, is the Micro API, which builds on serverless computing and FaaS to … [Link]

Mashable » New rumors about Google's Echo Dot slayer revealed

Tuesday 19 September 22:53:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGoogle is rumored to launch a new tiny smart speaker to take on the Echo Dot at the Pixel 2 event next month — and if a new leak is legit, we now have some more insight about the product's name, pricing info, and even a first look at the design.  The device, which is a much smaller speaker than the … [Link]

Mashable » Lyft is giving out scholarships for a new self-driving car degree program

Tuesday 19 September 22:47:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLyft wants to create a world filled with self-driving cars, so the ride-hailing company will help the next generation of developers get the education they need to build it. Online education platform Udacity is rolling out a new Lyft-sponsored “Intro to Self-Driving Cars” Nanodegree program. The four-month course will cost $800 — but Lyft will award full scholarships to 400 qualified … [Link]

Slashdot » iOS 11 Released

Tuesday 19 September 22:43:00 UTC 2017

Today, Apple released the final version of iOS 11, its latest mobile operating system. If you have an iPhone or iPad that was released within the last few years, you should be able to download the new update if you navigate to the Settings panel and check for a software update under the General tab. The Verge reports: OS 11, … [Link]

Mashable » How to turn your iPhone Live Photos into GIFs in iOS 11

Tuesday 19 September 22:33:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen Apple's Live Photos first hit the scene with the launch of the iPhone 6S in 2015, it collectively blew everyone's mind.  Now, with the new iOS 11 update, you can turn those photos into GIFs. Here's how it's done: 1. Open the Photos App and select “Albums” on the bottom right corner. 2. Select the Live Photos album.  3. Tap … [Link]

Mashable » 'Skyrim' player's dating life is literally all of us

Tuesday 19 September 22:28:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDating’s tough. But it's damn near impossible when you're a Dragonborn who cannot even with these petty ass NPC boys who are just not on your level. With a title that will have you screaming "YAS KWEEN," redditor Mugunghwa posted a thread on the Lack of Worthy (Male) Spouses to r/SkyrimMods. All the poster wants is for someone to fus ro … [Link]

Mashable » Aziz Ansari and his Emmy surprised fans at In-N-Out

Tuesday 19 September 22:27:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust because you've won a shiny, golden Emmy award does not mean you can't enjoy a cheap burger from time to time.  Aziz Ansari knows this. Following his win at the 69th Emmy Awards, the man behind Master of None decided to celebrate his show's big win with some grub at the classic Los Angeles attraction, In-N-Out. Still looking fresh in … [Link]

Popular Science » The Plimp is a plane-blimp mashup that promises safe air transport

Tuesday 19 September 22:20:43 UTC 2017

Plimp Aviation The plummet-proof design is a drone for now, with dreams of carrying people Plimp is a drone that is a plane and a blimp, and designed to never plummet to the ground. [Link]

Mashable » iPhone X Has Nothing on These Pricey Phones

Tuesday 19 September 22:10:44 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Iphone, Iphone X, Mashable Reels, Sn Reels, and Most Expensive Iphones [Link]

Mashable » The City of Tomorrow: How today’s strategists are building their vision for the future today

Tuesday 19 September 22:09:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe average motorist in Bangkok spent a whopping 64 hours stuck in traffic congestion throughout the course of 2016, according to the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard. That’s nearly three precious days of a year spent waiting to move! As more than half the world’s population now resides in cities, a sharp uptick in traffic, pollution, and mass transit related problems are … [Link]

Mashable » People freak out after Amazon sends emails about nonexistent baby registries

Tuesday 19 September 22:09:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEveryone receives an odd email every so often, but when it's from a trusted site like Amazon and it's sent to masses, people tend to freak out a little. Sometimes after 4:30 p.m. ET Tuesday afternoon, Amazon apparently sent a mass email to an unknown number of people, informing them that "a gift is on its way." But before anyone could … [Link]

Mashable » How to use the one-handed keyboard in iOS 11

Tuesday 19 September 22:06:30 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook  Apple’s new iOS 11 update allows users to select and type with one-handed keyboards — which allows you to more conveniently use your thumb to type when only one hand is available.  Here’s how to do it: 1. Open up your iPhone keyboard in the Notes or Messenger apps. 2. Press down and hold the emoji button (located in the … [Link]

Slashdot » China Orders Bitcoin Exchanges In Capital City To Close

Tuesday 19 September 22:05:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: China is moving forward with plans to shut down Bitcoin exchanges in the country, starting with trading platforms in key cities. All Bitcoin exchanges in Beijing and Shanghai have been ordered to submit plans for winding down their operations by 20 September. The move follows the Chinese central bank's decision to ban … [Link]

Mashable » Porsche's electric car might just give Tesla a run for its money

Tuesday 19 September 21:57:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPorsche has an electric car in the works and it claims to have impressive performance and charging features that surpass Tesla.  Read more…More about Tesla, Electric, Elon Musk, Clean, and Porsche [Link]

Mashable » Tim Cook thinks you should stop whining about the iPhone X's $1,000 price tag

Tuesday 19 September 21:46:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookChill everyone. Just chill. No, the $999 iPhone X is not too expensive. Nor is it out of the reach of the average American. In fact, it's a great deal! Some serious bang for your buck. And when you sit down and really think about it, it'd practically be bad for your wallet not to buy it.  How do I know … [Link]

Mashable » Leaked images show a new Google Daydream View headset priced at $99

Tuesday 19 September 21:37:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGoogle is probably soon releasing an updated version of the Daydream View, its VR headset that is powered by a phone rather than a computer. SEE ALSO: Galaxy S8 owners can now try Google Daydream's VR experience According to Droid Life, the new model looks to be made of a nylon-like fabric, better able to withstand sweat than the jersey-like material … [Link]

Slashdot » You Might Use AI, But That Doesn't Mean You're an AI Company, Says a Founder of Google Brain

Tuesday 19 September 21:25:00 UTC 2017

As AI space gets crowded, there are a slew of businesses — new and old — looking to market themselves as "AI companies." But according to Andrew Ng, a founder of the Google Brain team and a luminary in the space, there's more to being an AI company than just using a neural net. From a report: In his view, … [Link]

Mashable » Leaked pics show Google's new high-end Chromebook 'Pixelbook' and stylus

Tuesday 19 September 21:17:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt looks like yet another big Google rumor has been confirmed. Images of what is reportedly a brand new Pixel-branded Chromebook have just surfaced, thanks to a fresh crop of leaks from DroidLife. The Android blog is reporting that Google is gearing up to launch a new high-end Chromebook, called "Pixelbook," that could rival Apple's iPad Pro. SEE ALSO: Pics of … [Link]

Mashable » Someone disguised themselves as a car seat as an experiment

Tuesday 19 September 21:17:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFord and Virginia Tech collaborated to research how people felt about self-driving vehicles. They had someone dress up as a car seat and recorded the reactions of pedestrians. The results were quite interesting.  Read more…More about Cars, Virginia, Research, Ford, and Driverless Cars [Link]

Mashable » Horrific videos capture terror of Mexico's latest earthquake

Tuesday 19 September 21:17:08 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook UPDATED 6:30 p.m. PT with an increased death toll. In a scary coincidence, Mexico City and nearby areas were shaken by a powerful earthquake Tuesday—on the anniversary of a deadly quake that killed thousands in the city 32 years ago.  The U.S. Geological Survey measured Tuesday's earthquake at magnitude 7.1 with its center just southeast of Mexico City. The AP … [Link]

Mashable » The first millennial director of East Colorado's SBDC is helping businesses thrive

Tuesday 19 September 21:16:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLisa Hudson and her team at the East Colorado Small Business Development Center have accomplished all but one of their 18 goals set for the year.  This would be impressive for any business leader, but it's even more praiseworthy since it's her first year at the helm of the SBDC. Oh, and she's the first ever millennial director of the organization. … [Link]

Mashable » This guy spent 4 months building a headphone jack in his iPhone

Tuesday 19 September 21:15:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookScotty Allen is an American Engineer who spent 15 weeks in China, modifying an iPhone 7 to include a headphone jack. After mishaps, setbacks, and thousands of dollars, he finally accomplished what many thought was impossible. You can watch the full video here.  Read more…More about Youtube, Iphone, Technology, China, and Lightning [Link]

Mashable » Intense video shows workers running for their lives after dam breaks

Tuesday 19 September 21:15:36 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Harrowing footage has emerged of a dam that failed in the Xaysomboun Province of Laos, sending construction workers running for their lives. According to government news agency KPL, the Nam Ao Hydropower Project was currently under construction when it broke on Sept. 11, flooding lower lying farmlands.  SEE ALSO: Intense dashcam video shows a falling tree narrowly missing a car … [Link]

Mashable » Toys 'R' Us filed for bankruptcy with its classic jingle

Tuesday 19 September 21:14:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmid the hundreds of pages of legal verbiage and financial information, Toys “R” Us Inc.’s bankruptcy filing included something unusual: a song. SEE ALSO: Walgreens pact to buy fewer Rite Aid stores wins approval At the start of his remarks in the filing, Chief Executive Officer Dave Brandon kicked things off with the company’s iconic jingle — an attempt to plumb … [Link]

Mashable » This matchmaking app lets you play cupid for your Facebook friends, whether they like it or not

Tuesday 19 September 21:11:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEver wanted to insert yourself into the love lives of your Facebook friends? There's a new app that will let you do just thatMatchmaker, which launches today, is the newest product from Hinge. It's designed to let you pair up your friends who are already on the dating app. This is both a great tool for nosy helpful friends everywhere and … [Link]

Mashable » 7 surprising discoveries about 'The Princess Bride' movie

Tuesday 19 September 21:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe’re celebrating another 30th anniversary this week, with The Princess Bride (although, technically, we are a little bit early on this one!) Prepare to hear some lesser known facts about this '80s classic. Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more…More about Adventure, Robin Wright, Cinefix, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin [Link]

Mashable » How to start a business with your friend—without ripping each others’ throats out

Tuesday 19 September 21:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook“It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​bad​ ​idea​ ​to​ ​start​ ​a​ ​business​ ​with​ ​your​ ​best​ ​friend.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​also​ ​a​ ​terrible​ ​idea​ ​to​ ​start​ ​a business​ ​with​ ​your​ ​wife​ ​or​ ​your​ ​girlfriend.​ ​You​ ​will​ ​end​ ​up​ ​friendless,​ ​divorced,​ ​or available​ ​depending​ ​on​ ​the​ ​scenario.”​ ​— ​Gordon​ ​Miller, managing partner of G3i Ventures.  Everyone has heard this advice. Everyone. DO NOT mix business with pleasure. … [Link]

Mashable » Why a doctor changed careers and became an esports caster

Tuesday 19 September 20:53:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBefore Aaron "Medic" Chamberlain became an esports caster for the League of Legends Challenger Series, he was a doctor. During an interview with The Shotcaller, Chamberlain revealed that he picked up some of his interviewing skills when he was trained as a doctor. Before getting his start in esports, Chamberlain earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and worked as … [Link]

Mashable » Awesome dad builds a 2-story playhouse for his daughters and we're so jealous

Tuesday 19 September 20:48:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwo lucky little girls are now tiny owners of a new playhouse, thanks to a great dad.  Michigan dad and president of Atb Building Inc., Adam Boyd, built his daughters a 24-foot tall, two-story playhouse right in their backyard.  Image: Rachel Goldsworthy, Flashes of Life PhotographySEE ALSO: Toddler gets stuck inside a dollhouse and luckily mom's there to film it Boyd … [Link]

Slashdot » What Comes After User-Friendly Design?

Tuesday 19 September 20:45:00 UTC 2017

Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan, writing for FastCoDesign: "User-friendly" was coined in the late 1970s, when software developers were first designing interfaces that amateurs could use. In those early days, a friendly machine might mean one you could use without having to code. Forty years later, technology is hyper-optimized to increase the amount of time you spend with it, to collect data about … [Link]

Mashable » Serena Williams wrote a wonderful letter to her mother about newborn Alexis, body image, and more

Tuesday 19 September 20:38:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSerena Williams been a mother for less than a month and she's already blessed us with an entire baby Instagram, videos, and more starring none other than the young legend herself, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. The tennis star took some time to pen a letter to her mother, tennis coach Oracene Price, which she shared with the world on Tuesday. In … [Link]

Mashable » Hurricane Maria seen swirling from space in new video

Tuesday 19 September 20:27:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe only real way to understand the scale of a   Category 5 hurricane like Maria on Earth is to see it from space. A new video taken by onboard cameras on the International Space Station shows the scale of Hurricane Maria like nothing else.  SEE ALSO: Hurricane Maria may be the most destructive storm in Puerto Rico's history The 45-second video … [Link]

Mashable » People are really identifying with John Kelly's distraught facial expressions during Trump's UN speech

Tuesday 19 September 20:21:31 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTo say John Kelly has an intense listening face would be a severe understatement. If you don't believe us, please refer to photographs of the current White House chief of staff taken during President Donald Trump's controversial speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. After pictures of Kelly sitting in the audience looking like Trump's words might just cause … [Link]

Mashable » Category 5 Hurricane Maria delivers 'mind-boggling' devastation to Dominica

Tuesday 19 September 20:21:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHurricane Maria delivered a direct and ferocious hit to the Caribbean island of Dominica over the course of Monday night, pulverizing the island with the full force of the elements.  SEE ALSO: Hurricane Maria rapidly intensifies, aims for a rare, devastating direct hit on Puerto Rico Satellite imagery depicted the hurricane engulfing the island, which struck with sustained winds of 160 … [Link]

Mashable » MashReads Podcast: Alan Cumming turned his pet separation anxiety into a charming children's book

Tuesday 19 September 20:12:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEverybody deals with separation anxiety from their pets in their own way. Some pet owners give their furry friends treats. Others give their pets more cuddles when they return.  But Alan Cumming? He deals with his pet separation anxiety by writing about it. SEE ALSO: Dog and kitten are the epitome of friendship goals In his new children's book The Adventures … [Link]

Mashable » Indie game perfectly captures today's identity struggle of what it means to be American

Tuesday 19 September 20:05:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou may have noticed that America is currently experiencing an identity crisis. From the neo-Nazi attacks of Charlottesville to the anti-fascist protesters of Antifa — and a leader who believes there are "very fine people on both sides" — the battle for the American soul grows more volatile by the day. Yet, unlike the last time the country went to war … [Link]

Slashdot » Google's AI Boss Blasts Musk's Scare Tactics on Machine Takeover

Tuesday 19 September 20:05:00 UTC 2017

Mark Bergen, writing for Bloomberg: Elon Musk is the most-famous Cassandra of artificial intelligence. The Tesla chief routinely drums up the technology's risks in public and on Twitter, where he recently called the global race to develop AI the "most likely cause" of a third world war. Researchers at Google, Facebook and other AI-focused companies find this irritating. John Giannandrea, … [Link]

Popular Science » Hurricane Maria proves how difficult it is to predict a storm’s devastation

Tuesday 19 September 20:00:02 UTC 2017

hurricane maria map Science It exploded from a tropical storm to a category five in just 27 hours. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are in the path of the second monstrous hurricane to tear through the Caribbean this month. [Link]

Mashable » For the first time, Emilia Clarke just went blonde to play Daenerys

Tuesday 19 September 19:43:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOk, should we be worried? Last season on Game of Thrones, Dany and Jon finally got together. But everybody knows that a gal's hair can have big implications for her relationship status: there's no better way to show the world that you've moved on than getting a radical new 'do.  And, scary news, folks: on Tuesday, everyone's favorite mother of dragons … [Link]

Mashable » 'Game of Thrones' is casting two young characters who could be almost anyone

Tuesday 19 September 19:36:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs Game of Thrones gears up for its final season, incredibly, it seems there are still new characters to introduce.  According to a casting call uncovered Tuesday by the Thrones blog Watchers on the Wall, the show needs two child actors for important roles in Season 8, which starts filming in November. SEE ALSO: How 'Game of Thrones' created the epic … [Link]

Mashable » You can now search your library’s e-book collection straight from Google

Tuesday 19 September 19:32:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou can now keep up with your book club more easily without dropping cash every month, thanks to Google. The company just added a new search feature that lets you look up book titles in your local library's e-book system straight from your phone. SEE ALSO: The interactive 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' e-book is pure magic In a tweet … [Link]

Mashable » Nikola and Bosch set to battle Tesla with hydrogen-electric semi trucks

Tuesday 19 September 19:29:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNikola, the other automotive company that pays homage to famed inventor Nikola Tesla, just announced plans to team with automotive supplier Bosch to develop next-gen powertrains for two hydrogen-electric semi trucks. The development partnership aims to produce a line of semis that would blow current trucks off the highway, with double the horsepower of anything currently on the road, while cutting … [Link]

Slashdot » In a 'Plot Twist', Wikileaks Releases Documents It Claims Detail Russia Mass Surveillance Apparatus

Tuesday 19 September 19:25:00 UTC 2017

WikiLeaks, believed by many to be a Kremlin front, surprised some observers Tuesday morning (Snowden called it a "plot twist") when it released documents linking a Russian tech company with access to thousands of citizens' telephone and internet communications with Moscow. From a report: Writing a summary of the cache of mostly Russian-language documents, Wikileaks claims they show how a … [Link]

Mashable » 4-second video sums up the horror of being a parent

Tuesday 19 September 19:21:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAsk a little kid "let me see what you have" when you notice an object in their hand and you never know what you may get.  Just pray it's not a knife. SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' actor Alfie Allen hilariously busts a fan for lying in her Instagram comments Ah, the joys of being a parent. WATCH: Pikachu looks amazing … [Link]

Mashable » Everybody calm down about artificial intelligence

Tuesday 19 September 19:18:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhile a few prominent tech and government leaders spark fear over an Artifical Intelligence-led war against humans, I believe the real AI issues that need to be addressed today are more nuanced, technical and ethical.  People building AI should view creating the technology as an opportunity to authentically inject diversity, ethics and inclusion into the world. In the short-term, it’s important … [Link]

Mashable » 6 huge award show mishaps that were as bad as Sean Spicer at the Emmys

Tuesday 19 September 19:15:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSunday night's Emmy awards displayed a surprising amount of tone deafness when the White House’s hilariously unqualified former Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a cameo appearance.  While some found the bit to be funny and "in good fun," many were disturbed by Hollywood giving a free pass to the man who rose to fame lying to the American public and acting … [Link]

Popular Science » Fake diamonds helped scientists find the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth

Tuesday 19 September 19:15:00 UTC 2017

diamond Science It all went down 36 million years ago. This is not exactly the geologists’ standard test—but it is incredibly accurate. [Link]

Mashable » Hurricane Maria may be the most destructive storm in Puerto Rico's history

Tuesday 19 September 19:07:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe theme of the 2017 hurricane season: Dire, destructive, and deadly storms bordering on hyperbolically intense, continues with Hurricane Maria. This time, the storm is taking aim at the U.S. Virgin Islands, particularly St. Croix, as well as Puerto Rico.  It's difficult to overstate the danger that Hurricane Maria poses to Puerto Rico, an American territory that is home to 3.4 … [Link]

Mashable » Jaime Lannister reveals how Jon Snow got pranked on the set of 'Game of Thrones'

Tuesday 19 September 19:06:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMashable spoke with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau AKA Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones about the behind-the-scenes pranks that happened during the filming of the hit show.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Hbo, Pranks, Game Of Thrones, and Dragons [Link]

Mashable » Sia's new track for the 'My Little Pony' Movie is surprisingly moody and kinda great

Tuesday 19 September 18:56:17 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook If you've watched as much My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic as I have — it's a young-daughters thing, not a Brony thing, OK? — then it will come as no surprise that the music, themes and visuals around this franchise can be fairly sophisticated these days. And leave it to Sia to put a touch of sparkly melancholy into … [Link]

Slashdot » Internet Is Having a Midlife Crisis

Tuesday 19 September 18:45:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: The rise of cyber-bullying and monopolistic business practices has damaged trust in the internet, pioneering entrepreneur Baroness Lane-Fox has told the BBC. The Lastminute.com founder also called for a "shared set of principles" to make the web happier and safer. She said the internet had done much good over the last 30 years. But … [Link]

Popular Science » This scorching black exoplanet takes in all the light it can and gives almost nothing back

Tuesday 19 September 18:31:00 UTC 2017

WASP 12b Space As black as day. Exoplanet WASP-12b absorbs about 94 percent of its sun's rays and reflects almost none of it back. [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Daily API RoundUp: Visa, BlazeMeter, JitPack, Box

Tuesday 19 September 18:11:33 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 » Here are 7 things you probably didn't know about the fantasy-adventure film 'The Princess Bride'

Tuesday 19 September 18:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook We're celebrating another 30th anniversary this week, with The Princess Bride (although, technically, we are a little bit early on this one!) Prepare to hear some lesser known facts about this '80s classic, and leave a thumbs up if you want us to do a part 2! Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more… More about Mashable … [Link]

Slashdot » Cities Are Competing to Give Amazon the 'Mother of All Civic Giveaways'

Tuesday 19 September 18:00:00 UTC 2017

Louise Matsakis, reporting for Motherboard: Amazon announced earlier this month that it was looking to build a second headquarters outside Seattle, where more than 40,000 of the company's more than 380,000 employees currently work. The tech giant is searching for a locale with at least a million people, a diverse population, and excellent schools, among other qualifications. It gave municipalities … [Link]

Mashable » Steve Jobs would have given iOS 11's design an 'F'

Tuesday 19 September 17:57:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS 11, comes out today, and Steve Jobs probably would've been super pissed if he were still alive. HackerNoon's Ryan Lau has posted a comprehensive breakdown that calls attention to all the ways iOS 11's design is flawed. From misaligned titles and margins to inconsistent design elements, it would appear Apple's slipped up on the details. … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Shaken baby syndrome is not definitive proof of child abuse

Tuesday 19 September 17:51:00 UTC 2017

While a debate over the medical diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome rages on, one thing is clear: it is no longer proof of child abuse, says Deborah Tuerkheimer [Link]

Mashable » Roku might be making its own smart speaker

Tuesday 19 September 17:29:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere could be yet another smart speaker to choose from. The popular streaming device maker Roku may be building its own competitor to the Amazon Echo. Roku already has some voice-command tech, and some publicly available information suggests its leveraging it to branch out into new projects with advanced audio features.  SEE ALSO: Roku rolls out its own TV channel, pitting … [Link]

Popular Science » 11 new iOS 11 features to try

Tuesday 19 September 17:25:00 UTC 2017

iPhone X DIY Augmented reality, a redesigned App Store, and other new tricks your iPhone just learned. Apple's latest mobile operating system is here, and the new iOS 11 comes packed with new features. These are the updates to look out for on your phone or tablet. [Link]

Slashdot » Stack Overflow Launches Salary Calculator For Developers

Tuesday 19 September 17:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader writes: Stack Overflow today launched Salary Calculator, a tool that lets developers check out typical salaries across the industry. The calculated results are based on five factors: location, education, years of professional coding experience, developer type, and technologies used professionally. Stack Overflow is releasing the tool because it believes developers should be empowered with more information around … [Link]

Mashable » Google may have just confirmed one of the biggest rumors about the Pixel 2

Tuesday 19 September 17:18:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGoogle may have accidentally let us in on some details about the Pixel 2 a little early. Code buried within the Google app has revealed what appears to be a series of features slated for the Pixel 2, including the so-called "squeezable frame" and new ways to use the company's Assistant feature.  SEE ALSO: Your Google Home will now help you … [Link]

Mashable » Activists say ethnic cleansing in Myanmar is being erased from Facebook

Tuesday 19 September 17:12:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFacebook has often been under fire for deleting contentious content from the platform. SEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg talked baby names with the president of China during Facebook's charm campaign This time, for example, the company has been accused of deleting posts from Rohingya activists, in and outside Myanmar (or Burma), who report on the human rights violations and persecutions of Rohingya … [Link]

Mashable » How you can download iOS 11 right now

Tuesday 19 September 17:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFinally! After months of public beta testing, iOS 11 is officially available for download, and you'll want to try out it for all the sweet new features. SEE ALSO: iOS 11 review: Great on iPhone, extraordinary on iPad The easiest way to update to iOS 11 is to jump into Settings > General > Software Update. As with previous updates, this … [Link]

Mashable » 'Neko Atsume' for PlayStation VR lets you live out your wildest cat hoarding dreams

Tuesday 19 September 16:58:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s a simple game: You leave food out for stray cats, which then show their appreciation by leaving you dumb gifts. Someone looked at that and said: "This needs to be remade in virtual reality." Give that programmer a god damn cookie. SEE ALSO: The cat collecting game the internet was obsessed with has a movie trailer Neko Atsume is coming … [Link]

Mashable » Ellevest just raised $34 million to help women invest strategically

Tuesday 19 September 16:50:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookInvesting tailored to women is turning out to be big business. Ellevest, the platform for investing for women, just raised $34 million.  Investing for women sounds like it could be an insulting idea—don't women understand investing the normal way?—but that's not what Ellevest is doing. The platform tailors investments to the realities of women's careers: they face a gender pay gap, … [Link]

Slashdot » Apple File System in macOS High Sierra Won't Work With Fusion Drives

Tuesday 19 September 16:42:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: MacOS High Sierra will come out of beta and roll out to the public next week. If you have previously installed the beta version, you may need to take extra steps before installing the release so your Fusion Drive-toting machine doesn't experience any negative consequences. Apple announced that the new Apple File system (APFS) … [Link]

Mashable » We got our hands on the iPhone 8 – here's everything you need to know

Tuesday 19 September 16:26:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you're in the market for a new phone and don't want to spend a ton on the iPhone X, then this might be the phone for you. Read more…More about Apple, Iphone, Photography, Ios, and Mashable Video [Link]

Mashable » Watch this parody trailer fuse 'Thor: Ragnarok' with '80s nostalgia

Tuesday 19 September 16:20:59 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook We all know the trademarks of a classic VHS era trailer. Most of them include cheesy voiceovers, accompanied by ridiculously fake special effects, and it is all topped off with some triumphant music.   The Nerdist has taken that nostalgic effect and repurposed it for the new Thor: Ragnarok film. Image: Via GiphyThe poor quality is all a part of … [Link]

Mashable » 'Metal Gear' creator's classic mech game is coming to PSVR

Tuesday 19 September 16:19:50 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Hideo Kojima's 2001 mech game Zone of the Enders is PlayStation 4-bound, bearing both a new title and an unexpected surprise: virtual reality gameplay. Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars made its debut in a trailer at Tokyo Game Show 2017. The newly remastered game will — unsurprisingly — take advantage of the PS4 Pro's 4K capabilities, … [Link]

Mashable » Merriam-Webster gets spicy and political with new dictionary words

Tuesday 19 September 16:19:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOur favorite dictionary-turned-Twitter-wise-guy is back with fresh insights into our crazy, crazy times. SEE ALSO: Monday's Google Doodle is an ode to English lexicographer Samuel Johnson Merriam-Webster is expanding its vocabulary list with over 250 new words and definitions. While some of them reflect outstanding technological and societal changes, others seem to hint at how messed up our post-Trump era has … [Link]

Mashable » Elisabeth Moss's outfit at the Emmys contained a secret message against the patriarchy

Tuesday 19 September 16:17:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAt the Emmy awards this past Sunday, Elisabeth Moss wore a lovely pale pink dress with a clutch and shoes to match — but what you couldn't see was her hidden message to the patriarchy.  Moss's stylist, Karla Welch, revealed on Instagram Monday that there was indeed a secret statement under Elisabeth's shoes. You'll have to guess what the other shoe … [Link]

Popular Science » Siri has a peppy new voice. But that’s not the most important thing.

Tuesday 19 September 16:15:00 UTC 2017

Siri Technology We spoke to vocal experts about the digital assistant’s new pipes. Have you heard? Siri, the virtual persona that speaks from your iPhone, sounds different now. Read on. [Link]

Mashable » The U.S. Navy will use Xbox 360 controllers aboard nuclear-powered submarines

Tuesday 19 September 16:14:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBeginning this year, the United States Navy is going to start equipping some of its state-of-the-art, nuclear-powered submarines with Xbox 360 controllers. After complaints from junior officers and sailors about the clunky controls used to direct submarine periscopes, the U.S. Navy will start using Xbox 360 controllers aboard Virginia-class submarines instead, the Virginian-Pilot reported Friday. SEE ALSO: SanDisk just released the … [Link]

Mashable » Flower girl who's totally over it inspires the most relatable of Photoshop battles

Tuesday 19 September 16:06:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou can always rely on kids to express how they really feel. As a result of them showing off their true character, they are the perfect candidate for Photoshop battles.  SEE ALSO: Little boy walks dog in astronaut costume, becomes instant Photoshop battle star Complete same, little girl. It didn't take Reddit long before coming up with epic Photoshop battles for … [Link]

Slashdot » Sonos To Launch a Wireless Speaker That Would Support Multiple Voice Assistants

Tuesday 19 September 16:03:00 UTC 2017

Sonos, a mid- to high-end speaker manufacturer, released an updated privacy policy for its speakers that almost certainly confirms that the company will release a speaker with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant built into the device in the near term. From a report: Though many devices that integrate with Alexa have been announced and are starting to come to market, this … [Link]

Mashable » Gmail is rolling out a new update that will (finally) turn contact info into links in emails

Tuesday 19 September 16:02:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGmail is finally getting with the times. For its latest update, the email service is making a long-awaited improvement by turning key information in emails — such as addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses — into clickable links. SEE ALSO: Gmail's iPhone app just got a really important new feature In a blog post shared on Monday, Google explained that both … [Link]

Mashable » Blue Ivy strutting around in Beyoncé's heels is seriously too cute for words

Tuesday 19 September 15:45:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCan you wear pink, glittered stiletto heels better than Blue Ivy Carter?  No. The answer is no. How do we know? In an Instagram video posted Tuesday, mom Beyoncé Knowles-Carter shared a few photos of her eldest daughter strutting in the musician's pink Christian Louboutin heels.   A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Sep 18, 2017 at 9:00pm PDT SEE … [Link]

Mashable » An Interview With Mark Zuckerberg’s Best Friend, Beast

Tuesday 19 September 15:44:49 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Beast, Mashable Reels, and Beast The Dog [Link]

Popular Science » Your DNA probably didn’t make you do it

Tuesday 19 September 15:41:32 UTC 2017

gavel Science Judges and juries aren’t swayed by genetics. Genes that supposedly help sway your behavior don't sway lawyers and judges. [Link]

Mashable » James Corden says he's 'disappointed' in himself after kissing Sean Spicer. OK.

Tuesday 19 September 15:41:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJames Corden would like your forgiveness. Just a reminder that you don't have to give it to him. Despite the jokes that flitted through Stephen Colbert's opening monologue, Sean Spicer's unexpected appearance at the 2017 Emmy awards sparked a lot of backlash from folks critiquing Hollywood's acceptance of someone who was cool with some pretty revolting things. So when James Corden … [Link]

Mashable » Jennifer Lawrence on controversial 'mother!': 'I wouldn't be able to do it again'

Tuesday 19 September 15:29:58 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook You either loved or hated Darren Aronofsky's mother! — and according to star Jennifer Lawrence, "there is no middle ground." In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lawrence discussed her experience making the grueling film and how she would never do a project like this again. SEE ALSO: So … what is Jennifer Lawrence's 'mother!' really about? "We knew that it … [Link]

Slashdot » Developer Marco Arment Shares Thoughts On iPhone X's Notch

Tuesday 19 September 15:26:00 UTC 2017

Developer Marco Arment writes about the infamous notch on the iPhone X, which Apple has told developers to embrace rather than ignore: This is the new shape of the iPhone. As long as the notch is clearly present and of approximately these proportions, it's unique, simple, and recognizable. It's probably not going to significantly change for a long time, and … [Link]

Mashable » Trump calls Kim Jong-un 'rocket man' and says the U.S. could 'totally destroy North Korea'

Tuesday 19 September 15:24:11 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f9%2f42b544f4 12e6 ca27%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea." ","image":"http~ calls Kim Jong-un 'rocket man' and says the U.S. could 'totally destroy North Korea'","sources&quot~ trump","sec0":null,&~ trump","videoSeriesName&q~ More about Donald Trump, Culture, and Politics [Link]

Mashable » Snapchat's animated Bitmoji feature means we can all finally live like Lizzie McGuire

Tuesday 19 September 15:21:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYour tween dreams have finally come true and it's all down to Snapchat's new animated 3D Bitmoji feature.  SEE ALSO: A definitive ranking of the men in Lizzie McGuire's life Those of us who whiled away our teenage years imagining ourselves as Lizzie McGuire will be ecstatic to learn you can finally have your very own animated alter ego à la … [Link]

Mashable » Twitter's crackdown on terrorism appears to be working

Tuesday 19 September 15:15:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwitter has been successfully weeding out terrorism from its network. The company revealed Tuesday it removed 299,649 accounts over the first six months of 2017. That may sound like a lot, but it's a 20 percent decline from the previous six months. Twitter also reported 75 percent of the accounts removed were suspended before they posted their first tweet.   SEE … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Tool-wielding monkeys push local shellfish to edge of extinction

Tuesday 19 September 15:12:00 UTC 2017

Long-tailed macaques on an island in Thailand are doing such a good job of cracking shellfish with stone tools, they are driving down their prey's numbers and body size [Link]

New Scientist – News » Lightning storms triggered by exhaust from cargo ships

Tuesday 19 September 15:10:00 UTC 2017

The world's busiest shipping lanes have twice as many bolts of lightning as nearby areas, and ships pumping soot into the air seem to be responsible [Link]

Mashable » iOS 11 review: Great on iPhone, extraordinary on iPad

Tuesday 19 September 15:02:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEvery new version of iOS in the last decade — just saying this makes feel like a dinosaur — has always put the iPhone first. Not this year: iOS 11 is the iPad's time to shine. iPhone users will notice a good many tweaked changes to features like Control Center and the redesigned App Store, but iPad owners are the ones … [Link]

Mashable » Here’s what your identity sells for on the dark web

Tuesday 19 September 15:01:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHow much is your personal data worth to you? A lot. (Thanks, Equifax.) And how much is it worth to an identity thief? You may be surprised, or insulted, or enraged, to find out. SEE ALSO: This chatbot could help you sue Equifax Verified high-limit credit cards from countries including the U.S., Japan, and South Korea are selling on the dark web for the … [Link]

Mashable » Avril Lavigne is the most dangerous celebrity online, despite this not being 2002

Tuesday 19 September 14:58:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLife’s like this: Sometimes you rule the early 2000s, dropping angsty teen anthems while rocking a middle part and fashionable neck ties, and then a little over a decade later you become the most dangerous celebrity online. Well, that's the way it is for Avril Lavigne at least. SEE ALSO: Avril Lavigne says her new music will be here 'before you … [Link]

Mashable » This company claims it invented the world’s first 'contactless' wireless charger

Tuesday 19 September 14:58:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Silicon Valley start-up Pi says they have found a way to charge phones and tablets by simply placing the devices near its cone-like charger. If the company’s claims are true, the Pi charger would be the world’s first contactless charger. This device doesn’t simply ditch wires — it is an innovative leap beyond the recently introduced charging pads, which power … [Link]

Mashable » Someone actually completed this insane Super Mario puzzle

Tuesday 19 September 14:54:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWithin that box sits 1,000 puzzle pieces and roughly 500 of them are nearly identical. Somehow, somebody managed to put them all together. For Super Mario Day 2017, ThinkGeek released the above 1,000-piece puzzle, and Reddit user HardAngelFan completed it a couple months later. The title of their post: "I used to love puzzles. Never. Again." SEE ALSO: Shirtless Mario is … [Link]

Mashable » Turn your iPad into a second monitor

Tuesday 19 September 14:51:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Luna Display allows you to connect your iPad to your MacBook and wirelessly use it as a second monitor. It uses hardware to access the GPU and claims impressive performance. Read more…More about Tech, Apple, Ipad, Technology, and Display [Link]

Mashable » Amazon's new $150 Fire HD 10 tablet is basically a portable Echo Show

Tuesday 19 September 14:41:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you want the best tablet, you should buy an iPad. But if you want something solid and super cheap that you wouldn't mind breaking, the only good option is Amazon's Fire tablets. Amazon refreshed its Fire HD 10 tablets on Tuesday and it's an even sweeter deal than before. Not only is it now $100 less than the previous model … [Link]

Slashdot » Results of the Ubuntu Desktop Applications Survey

Tuesday 19 September 14:40:00 UTC 2017

Ubuntu Product and Strategy head at Canonical, dustinkirkland writes: A few months ago, Slashdot readers were asked for feedback on the Ubuntu Desktop default applications. This blog post, by the author of that post (hi, it's me again), provides the aggregated and processed results of that survey. Share on Google+ Read more of this story at Slashdot. [Link]

Mashable » Is Bitcoin worth nothing? Maybe! But that's not stopping it.

Tuesday 19 September 14:36:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhat’s the value of Bitcoin? I can't tell you that, but I can tell you something equally important: No one knows.  Not a single person can tell you what the price of Bitcoin will be tomorrow, in a month, or in ten years. Not the Core development team that's (sort-of) directing the course for the booming cryptocurrency, not those ubiquitous ads … [Link]

Mashable » Man fiercely proud of his daughter's refusal to pay a $15 parking ticket

Tuesday 19 September 14:34:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen it comes to parking tickets sometimes you have to say enough is enough especially when you have the right permit.   Getting a parking ticket is tied somewhere between stubbing your pinky toe and stepping on a pile of legos. Its painful for a few minutes, then mostly inconvenient and you never understand how it happened.   SEE ALSO: Google's … [Link]

Mashable » Oxfam trolled Trump and his anti-refugee policies by inviting refugees to his childhood home

Tuesday 19 September 14:29:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDonald Trump isn't going to be happy about this.  SEE ALSO: I went ghost hunting at Trump’s childhood home and found his secret brother in the fridge Oxfam has rented Trump's childhood home in Queens, and invited refugees who resettled in the U.S. from Syria, Somalia (two of the countries in Trump's proposed travel ban in March), and Vietnam there to … [Link]

Mashable » New 'Shadow of the Colossus' trailer shines a bright ray of hope into our dark world

Tuesday 19 September 14:29:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Hey. Remember when Sony revealed at E3 2017 that a new HD upgrade for Shadow of the Colossus was incoming? Well. Here's a new trailer. Team Ico's unconventional open world action/puzzle game doesn't have the happiest story to tell, but  it's a work of great beauty all the same. It's quiet, it's contemplative, it's unlike just about every game released … [Link]

Mashable » Forget dragon fire, here's how 'Game of Thrones' created the look of Dragonstone

Tuesday 19 September 14:24:53 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f9%2f923828bc f101 626f%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ the VFX.","image":"~ dragon fire, here's how 'Game of Thrones' created the look of Dragonstone","sources&quo~ game of thrones","sec0":null~ game of thrones","videoSeriesName~ More about Entertainment, Television, Itunes, Hbo Game Of Thrones, and Entertainment [Link]

Mashable » PeaceTech Lab unites bright minds in pursuit of peace

Tuesday 19 September 14:22:32 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSocial media Newsfeeds in our modern world often feel like one disheartening headline after another. Violence and injustice seem to invade every corner of our world, from developing regions and major urban centers thousands of miles away, to the house just down the road. The goal to reduce global violence is daunting, but not unattainable. In fact, objective number 16 on … [Link]

Mashable » Historic Hurricane Maria barrels toward potentially catastrophic landfall in Puerto Rico

Tuesday 19 September 14:12:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHurricane Maria, which catapulted in strength from a Category 1 storm to a monstrous Category 5 hurricane on Monday, is churning its way toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.  On Monday night, Hurricane Maria became the first Category 5 storm on record to hit the island tiny nation of Dominica. The eye of the storm could be seen in satellite … [Link]

New Scientist – News » No, climate science isn’t wrong, and yes, global warming is real

Tuesday 19 September 14:07:32 UTC 2017

A study suggests we can emit three times more carbon than we thought and still avoid 1.5°C of global warming – but the results are not as straightforward as they seem [Link]

Mashable » What you missed on 'Game of Thrones': Tyrion is basically responsible for everything

Tuesday 19 September 14:02:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTyrion Lannister doesn't get enough respect. That's  a common theme on Game of Thrones, but it's also true among Game of Thrones viewers — even among his biggest fans.  Sure, we remember the Imp's greatest hits, partly because the sprawling show itself keeps reminding us. He saved King's Landing at the battle of the Blackwater; he killed his father with a … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Chrome Most Resilient Against Attacks, Researchers Find

Tuesday 19 September 14:00:00 UTC 2017

Between Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer, Chrome has been found to be the most resilient against attacks, an analysis by security researchers has found. Firefox, Safari, and Opera were not included in the test. From a report: "Modern web browsers such as Chrome or Edge improved security in recent years. Exploitation of vulnerabilities is certainly more complex today … [Link]

Mashable » How to make your own 'It' Pennywise cake, if eating clowns is your thing

Tuesday 19 September 13:34:52 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Pennywise, the clown from It, was a foodie in his own right — he just liked human children meat. Now, people can flip the switch and make their very own Pennywise cake with the help of YouTube channel Koalipops.  Reclaim your power. Don't let clowns eat you. Eat the clown. Read more… More about Watercooler, Cake, It, Clowns, and Pennywise … [Link]

Popular Science » Is my drinking normal, or could I be an alcoholic?

Tuesday 19 September 13:30:00 UTC 2017

alcohol after party Health Alcoholism rose 49 percent in the last decade. Nearly every group of people in the United States right now is drinking more than they did a decade ago. Here's how to know if your drinking is a problem. [Link]

Mashable » Your Google Home will now help you find dates

Tuesday 19 September 13:22:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDating apps have always been very hands on — full of swipes and texting — but now some of them are making the move to be hands-free. Plenty of Fish announced on Tuesday that it’s launched an integration with Google Home, which will read your messages aloud to you and allow you to compose and send replies. The point of this, … [Link]

Mashable » The Table of Ultimate Gaming is every tabletop nerd’s wet dream

Tuesday 19 September 13:00:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Calling all dungeon masters, Catan settlers, Codename callers, Risk takers, and Monopoly holdouts. Get ready to game in luxury and style — and never lose your dice under the couch again. SEE ALSO: Why Mensa says you have to play this game If you’re … [Link]

Slashdot » Why You Shouldn't Use Texts For Two-Factor Authentication

Tuesday 19 September 13:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: A demonstration video posted by Positive Technologies (and first reported by Forbes) shows how easy it is to hack into a bitcoin wallet by intercepting text messages in transit. The group targeted a Coinbase account protected by two-factor authentication, which was registered to a Gmail account also protected by two-factor. By … [Link]

Mashable » Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch is no Apple Watch killer

Tuesday 19 September 13:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f9%2f6d2bdb18 4ee9 83df%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ Ionic is good, but it needed to be amazing. ","image":"http~ Ionic smartwatch is no Apple Watch killer","sources":[{~ tracking,fitbit ionic,ionic","sec0":~ tracking,fitbit ionic,ionic","videoSeries~ More about Gadgets, Reviews, Wearables, Fitness, and Fitbit [Link]

Mashable » This app will give you the workflow of a highly effective person—for $10

Tuesday 19 September 12:55:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Developers, bloggers, graphic designers, social media addicts: no matter who you are, you probably spend all day in front of your computer being creative. But sometimes, your workflow gets so complicated that it actually stifles your creativity. You need to make sure that your … [Link]

Mashable » You can get these PowerBeats alternatives for under $40

Tuesday 19 September 12:42:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Wired headphones are fine if you live in the past, never exercise, or have a personal butler who untangles everything for you. But for the rest of us, it’s time to upgrade to the wonderful world of wireless headphones. There are many great wireless … [Link]

Popular Science » How to pack for months of endless daytime

Tuesday 19 September 12:15:00 UTC 2017

Science Surviving sunny summers in Antarctica. Without darkness to divide light from day, researchers find ways to cope. After 21 field seasons, here are an ecologist's must-haves. [Link]

Mashable » What Ellen Pao's case—and advocacy—means to women

Tuesday 19 September 12:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn 2015, Ellen Pao lost her gender discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield ByersPao saw her reputation dragged through the mud, spent hundreds of thousands of her own money, and was viewed by many as greedy or ungrateful when she brought suit against her former employer, one of the most powerful venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. But to women throughout … [Link]

Mashable » AI can reconstruct a picture of your face into these weird and wonderful 3D images

Tuesday 19 September 11:47:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTech’s talk of the town is all about the iPhone X facial recognition feature that can scans your face and create the already infamous "animojis."  SEE ALSO: The Sony Xperia XZ1's camera can 3D scan faces into augmented reality avatars But what if you don't have $999 to invest in the next-generation smartphone but still want to play with the 3D … [Link]

Mashable » Former Death Eater condemns Sean Spicer's Emmy appearance

Tuesday 19 September 11:01:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSean Spicer's appearance at this year's Emmys has already attracted a lot of condemnation. The latest to weigh in on the matter is Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs, better known as Lucius Malfoy. SEE ALSO: The awesome reason behind 'Star Trek: Discovery's lead's name The actor expressed his distaste for Spicer in a no-holds-barred Instagram post.  Hoping to forget politics for … [Link]

Mashable » The iPhone 8 is excellent, but not for everyone

Tuesday 19 September 11:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f9%2f040446cb 52c6 68dd%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ finally here!","image":&quot~ finally unveils the iPhone 8 in all its glory","sources":[{&~ 8,iphone 8 plus","sec0":null,&q~ 8,iphone 8 plus","videoSeriesName&qu~ More about Apple, Iphone, Smartphone, Smartphones, and Iphone 8 [Link]

Mashable » This deleted scene from 'IT' could hint at Pennywise's origin story

Tuesday 19 September 10:28:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe IT movie was pretty faithful to Stephen King's novel, but there was one thing they didn't really cover: the origins of everyone's favourite serial killer clown, Pennywise. Well, it turns out they actually almost did cover it. Or at least hint at it. SEE ALSO: 7 key differences between the 'IT' movie and Stephen King's novel In a recent podcast … [Link]

Mashable » Chelsea Clinton rips Alabama candidate who used racial slur

Tuesday 19 September 10:16:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookChelsea Clinton is not one to spare words when it comes to fighting bigotry and discrimination.  SEE ALSO: Here's what happened to all the 1-star reviews of Hillary Clinton's new book In her latest tweet, Clinton took aim at Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who used racial slurs to refer to Native Americans and Asians during a campaign speech.  Moore, … [Link]

Mashable » Jimmy Kimmel weighs in on Donald and Melania Trump's awkward handshake

Tuesday 19 September 10:13:10 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook No matter what Donald and Melania Trump's relationship may actually be like, there's no denying from the outside it can look supremely awkwardFrom the hand slap to the slow dance, and now this.  SEE ALSO: I used dating AI to make a mixtape for Donald and Melania Trump and the results are predictably horrifying After introducing "The Donald" at a … [Link]

Mashable » Uber is in trouble after yet another sexist promo

Tuesday 19 September 10:01:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOh, Uber. Uber has come under fire again for a sexist campaign it ran for UberEats in India, to mark Wife Appreciation Day, which falls on Sept. 17. SEE ALSO: Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler isn't done fighting for employee rights "Dear Husbands, a gentle reminder — Today is Wife Appreciation Day!" the note issued to customers in Bangalore said. "Order on … [Link]

Slashdot » Bacteria In Tumors Can Inactivate Common Chemotherapy Drugs, Study Suggests

Tuesday 19 September 10:00:00 UTC 2017

Researchers caught the bacteria Mycoplasma hyorhinis hiding out among cancer cells, thwarting chemotherapy drugs intended to treat the tumors they reside in. The findings have been published this week in Science. Ars Technica reports: Drug resistance among cancers is a "foremost challenge," according to the study's authors, led by Ravid Straussman at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Yet the new … [Link]

Mashable » Kate Middleton explains in simple terms what mental health means in candid video

Tuesday 19 September 9:50:57 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Kate Middleton has spoken out about the difficulty in opening up about one's mental health in a video aimed at children and parents.  Appearing in a video for charity Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, the Duchess of Cambridge explained in simple terms what "mental health" means.  SEE ALSO: Lady Gaga FaceTimed Prince William to talk about mental … [Link]

Mashable » Chrissy Teigen uses Twitter to get John Legend to pick up the phone

Tuesday 19 September 9:37:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s excruciating, waiting for someone to answer a message. Maybe it says "delivered" but not "seen". Maybe you can even see those three dots bouncing up and down, mocking you with their refusal to reveal the text they claim to represent.  SEE ALSO: Chrissy Teigen live-tweeted a naked British dating show and it was glorious Turns out the rich and famous … [Link]

Mashable » Elderly man dancing up a storm on an arcade machine shows you're only as old as you feel

Tuesday 19 September 9:32:44 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook If you've tried dance machine games at the arcade like Dance Dance Revolution, you'll know it's way harder than it looks. This clip of an elderly man in Chongqing, China, having the time of his life, is going viral because of the pure skill he's exhibiting.  The unnamed man is seen effortlessly dancing in sync with the much younger woman … [Link]

Mashable » Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bauman rib each other in hilarious interview

Tuesday 19 September 9:16:42 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Someone needs to give Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bauman their own comedy show. SEE ALSO: Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Stronger' is the second feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing The pair have been touring together to promote the movie Stronger (in which Bauman, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, is played by Gyllenhaal) — but they recently took some … [Link]

Mashable » Dad embarks on a 20,000 mile epic road trip to send his daughter to her college door in Seattle

Tuesday 19 September 8:50:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis guy deserves to win Father of the Year. A Chinese man decided to drive 30,000 km (18,641 miles) from home in China, all the way to Washington in the U.S., because he promised he'd send his daughter to college if she got in. SEE ALSO: This gadget makes road trips more tech-friendly The epic road trip took 108 days, taking … [Link]

Mashable » Yeah, so here's Lil Wayne's weird cover of the 'Friends' theme

Tuesday 19 September 7:20:53 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Feel free to file this in the "unlikeliest covers ever" folder. Lil Wayne covered the Friends theme song, poking fun at the San Francisco 49ers' poor start to the NFL season in a promotion for the league's second week on Fox. Well, as fans would know the 49ers did indeed go 0-2 with their loss to the Seattle Seahawks on … [Link]

Mashable » It's happened, someone's made a hairy belly waist pouch you can wear around town

Tuesday 19 September 7:06:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou don't need to suck in that gut anymore, because now you can wear it proudly out of your shirt. The Dadbag is a fanny pack (or bum bag, depending on where you're from) that looks like a hairy belly sticking out from under your t-shirt. SEE ALSO: Yes, Vladimir Putin has gone shirtless again to remind you of his dad … [Link]

Slashdot » Ethereum Will Match Visa In Scale In a 'Couple of Years,' Says Founder

Tuesday 19 September 7:00:00 UTC 2017

Ethereum's founder, Vitalik Buterin, believes that his cryptocurrency has the potential to replace things like credit card networks and gaming servers. He even goes as far to say that Ethereum will replace Visa in "a couple of years," though he later clarified that "ethereum *will have Visa-scale tx capacity*, not that it will 'replace Visa.'" TechCrunch reports: "There's the average … [Link]

Mashable » Wedding guest shares photo of five other people wearing same dress

Tuesday 19 September 6:54:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFinding other people with the same outfit can be annoying, but at least these guys found the humour in it. Debbie Speranza from Sydney, Australia found herself in quite an extraordinary situation with five other women wearing the same dress at a wedding, purchased at the same clothing chain — Forever New. SEE ALSO: This couple had a tech-themed wedding that … [Link]

Slashdot » T-Mobile To Increase Deprioritization Threshold To 50GB This Week

Tuesday 19 September 5:15:00 UTC 2017

After raising its deprioritization threshold to 32GB in May, it looks like T-Mobile will bump it up to 50GB on September 20th, according to a TmoNews source. The move will widen the gap between T-Mobile and its competition. For comparison, Sprint's deprioritization threshold is currently 23GB, while AT&T and Verizon's are both 22GB. TmoNews reports: It's said that this 50GB … [Link]

Mashable » Hero driver rescues possum being harassed by two birds

Tuesday 19 September 4:45:38 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook No one likes a bully. Especially Laurence Kirk in Sydney, Australia, who decided to take matters into his own hands when he spotted two magpies giving a possum on the road a hard time. Beeping the confrontation didn't seem to work, so Kirk decides to hop out and deal with the matter — taking the possum off the road and … [Link]

Mashable » Very excited dog has a ball invading an Argentinian soccer game

Tuesday 19 September 4:24:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDogs are loveable things, but they're especially adorable when they interrupt important human things. Like this soccer match between Argentinian soccer teams San Lorenzo and Arsenal on Saturday, which found itself interrupted by the appearance of a very, very eager pupper who just wanted to play too. SEE ALSO: Dog and kitten are the epitome of friendship goals Just look at … [Link]

Mashable » Prime minister posts harrowing account of hurricane on Facebook

Tuesday 19 September 4:15:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHurricane Maria is slamming the small Caribbean island of Dominica, and the prime minister is experiencing it firsthand — and posting about it on Facebook.  The Category 5 storm hit the island on Monday night, when Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit posted these terrifying messages.  SEE ALSO: Hurricane Maria rapidly intensifies, aims for a rare, devastating direct hit on Puerto Rico A … [Link]

Slashdot » Diesel Cars Contribute To 5,000 Premature Deaths a Year In Europe, Says Study

Tuesday 19 September 3:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Emissions from diesel cars rigged to appear eco-friendly may be responsible for 5,000 air pollution deaths per year in Europe alone, according to a study published on Monday. The numbers are in line with previous assessments of deaths due to the so-called "Dieselgate" scandal, which erupted when carmaker Volkswagen admitted in 2015 … [Link]

Mashable » Joe Biden slams Trump's classless retweet of Hillary GIF

Tuesday 19 September 3:27:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJoe Biden, the former vice president of the United States, is tired of Donald Trump's crap.  On Sunday, Trump retweeted a GIF of himself hitting a golf ball into Hillary Clinton. (The user Trump retweeted, by the way, had posted anti-Semitic and anti-trans messages in the past.) SEE ALSO: Joe Biden's new book will make you nostalgic for simpler times Joe … [Link]

Mashable » Ellen DeGeneres declares support for marriage equality in Australia in the sweetest way

Tuesday 19 September 2:09:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAustralia’s marriage equality debate has sparked the attention of celebrities and major companies worldwide, including Ellen DeGeneres. Australians are currently in the midst of a non-binding, non-compulsory nationwide survey asking the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” Parliament can make the change now, but before it does, it's taking the country's temperature on the matter.  … [Link]

Mashable » Paying for antivirus software is mostly BS

Tuesday 19 September 2:03:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou’re just an average consumer, trying to keep your expensive electronics free from malware. And so you, like many before you, decide to pony up and pay for some fancy antivirus software. But this isn't the '90s, and it turns out that you might just be being taken for a ride.  Much has changed since the heyday of programs like Norton … [Link]

Slashdot » AI Just Made Guessing Your Password a Whole Lot Easier

Tuesday 19 September 1:25:00 UTC 2017

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: The Equifax breach is reason for concern, of course, but if a hacker wants to access your online data by simply guessing your password, you're probably toast in less than an hour. Now, there's more bad news: Scientists have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to create a program that, combined with … [Link]

Mashable » Please enjoy Arya and Brienne training for their 'Game of Thrones' fight like badasses

Tuesday 19 September 1:16:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt was one of the highlights of an uneven season 7: Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) returning to Winterfell and showcasing her mad sword skills by sparring with Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie). But it didn't go down the way you think. For one thing, that wasn't Maisie doing an incredible acrobatic leap from her back, even though CGI fooled you into … [Link]

Mashable » Netflix shuts down 'Stranger Things' pop-up bar in the nicest way possible

Tuesday 19 September 1:06:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAw, those nice Stranger Things kids — so nice! So gracious! So accommodating! We're not just talking about the likes of Emmy-nominated Millie Bobby Brown (who didn't trip when she lost a supporting award to Ann Dowd of Handmaid's Tale on Sunday night), but also the marketing and legal departments at Netflix, who were pretty cool about a Chicago pop-up bar … [Link]

Slashdot » Jeweler Forged Judge's Signature To Force Google To Kill Negative Reviews

Tuesday 19 September 0:45:00 UTC 2017

A sapphire salesman is facing jail time for forging a judge's signature in a case involving Google. Kelly Weill from The Daily Beast reports: Michael Arnstein is the third-generation owner of the Natural Sapphire Company, a Manhattan-based jewelry business. After a falling-out with a former business partner, Arnstein's company amassed dozens of negative reviews, which featured prominently in the Natural … [Link]

Mashable » The Obamas planting a tree inspires Photoshop battle that will leaf you cracking up

Tuesday 19 September 0:44:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor the past year, the internet's been Photoshopping the crap out of Donald Trump's every move. It's about time we took it back for a little blast from the past, Obamas edition. During the first 100 days of his first term as president, Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama took some time to help plant a tree at the Kenilworth Aquatic … [Link]

Mashable » Cameraman accidentally tackles cheerleader at football game

Tuesday 19 September 0:22:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGreat form, terrible timing. A cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs found herself in the wrong sport when she was accidentally knocked down by a camera operator on Sunday.  SEE ALSO: Dude crashes his parachute in a packed stadium of football fans Before the collision, the cheerleader did a somersault, sending her forward a few feet, and separating herself from the … [Link]

Slashdot » Navy Plans To Use Xbox 360 Controllers For New Periscope Systems Aboard Its Submarines

Tuesday 19 September 0:05:00 UTC 2017

According to ABC News, the U.S. Navy is planning to use Xbox 360 controllers to operate periscopes aboard its most advanced submarines. High-resolution cameras and large monitors are replacing the traditional rotating periscope in the Navy's Virginia-class subs. While they can be controlled by a helicopter-style stick, the Navy plans to integrate an Xbox controller into the system because they're … [Link]

Mashable » This island restaurant plans to keep serving food as a second hurricane looms

Tuesday 19 September 0:04:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTechnically, Todd Beaty and the rest of the team at Cruz Bay Landing should have left St. John more than a week ago.  Nonessential occupants were asked to get off the island ahead of Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm that obliterated much of St. John, the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands. That storm raged over the island earlier … [Link]

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