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 » 'Star Trek: Discovery' announces companion show for fans who can't get enough

Friday 22 September 23:47:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookStar Trek has sustained a seemingly endless amount of discussion for nearly half a century now. And the newly announced spin-off After Dark will continue that tradition for the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series. Following in the footsteps of Nerdist host Chris Hardwick — who practically invented the aftershow with The Talking Dead, Talking Bad, and Talking Saul — After Trek … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook and Microsoft's big undersea cable is finally finished

Friday 22 September 23:45:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMore than 17,000 feet below the ocean's surface, there now lies the "most technologically advanced subsea cable," providing up to 160 terabits (Tbps) of data per second — beating Google's alternative, now poorly named, "Faster." The cable is the handiwork of Facebook, Microsoft, and Spanish telecommunication company Telxius.  Construction on the cable, which stretches 4,000 miles from Virginia Beach, Virginia to … [Link]

Mashable » Comic creator calls Trumpcare 'kryptonite' for the industry

Friday 22 September 23:41:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMany people will be negatively affected if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. That much has been obvious for a while now. What you may not have thought of, though, is that an entire industry could suffer. SEE ALSO: Chelsea Clinton had the best response when Trump blocked a cancer patient on Twitter Most comic creators, if not all of them, … [Link]

Slashdot » Verizon Backtracks Slightly In Plan To Kick Customers Off Network

Friday 22 September 23:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Verizon Wireless is giving a reprieve to some rural customers who are scheduled to be booted off their service plans, but only in cases when customers have no other options for cellular service. Verizon recently notified 8,500 customers in 13 states that they will be disconnected on October 17 because they … [Link]

Mashable » Why Russia hasn't successfully screwed with Germany's election — yet

Friday 22 September 23:03:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGermany heads to the polls on Sunday and, as the country's election quickly approaches, signs of a giant Russian effort to sway voters are vanishingly small. Russia-linked hackers actually launched their most obvious cyber assault on Germany more than two years ago, which was thought to be just the start of a coming onslaught on German election integrity. But there are … [Link]

Mashable » No one is safe: 'South Park' game trailer pokes fun at Kanye West's mom

Friday 22 September 22:52:28 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook The latest trailer for the upcoming game Souther Park: The Fractured But Whole is a direct reference to Kanye West's video game project called Only One, which is about his mother going to heaven. In the trailer above, the green fish that the player character and Seaman come across is a stand-in for West, who was parodied in a 2009 … [Link]

Mashable » Volvo wants you to treat your car just like your smartphone

Friday 22 September 22:44:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookVolvo is hoping that drivers will be ready to upgrade their cars just like they do their phones: on an annual schedule.  The Swedish automaker will now offer a 12-month subscription for its new XC40, which it's calling the "Care by Volvo" service. The concept is specifically designed to mimic the yearly refresh schedule consumers have grown accustomed to from smartphone … [Link]

Slashdot » Walmart Wants To Deliver Groceries Straight To Your Fridge

Friday 22 September 22:40:00 UTC 2017

New submitter Rick Schumann writes: Walmart has a new marketing idea: "Going to the store? No one has time for that anymore," Walmart says. They want to partner with a company called August Home, who makes smart locks, so a delivery service can literally deliver groceries right into your refrigerator — while you watch remotely on your phone. Great, time-saving … [Link]

Mashable » A milestone just happened on 'The Price is Right' and everyone rightfully freaked out

Friday 22 September 22:29:03 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook 2bbc c552%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ show gave away a combined $80,000 on Thethe Wheel. ","image":"http~ milestone just happened on 'The Price is Right' and everyone rightfully freaked out","sources":[{&qu~ videos,the price is right,game shows","sec0":null,&~ videos,the price is right,game shows","videoSeriesName&q~ More about Cbs, Viral Videos, The Price Is Right, Game Shows, and Culture [Link]

Mashable » What the Facebook/Russia controversy is actually about

Friday 22 September 22:22:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMark Zuckerberg is in damage control mode like never before because Facebook is facing the only real threat to its dominance: U.S. government regulation. Zuckerberg's video on Thursday told the story. Staring directly into the camera, the Facebook CEO offered by far his biggest mea culpa. He looked, for lack of a better word, scared: Image: Facebook screenshotHe should be. The … [Link]

Mashable » Turns out Russia went after Wisconsin's voter registration system

Friday 22 September 22:15:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAnother piece of the messed-up puzzle that was the 2016 U.S. presidential election fell into place today, as the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that "Russian government cyber actors" targeted the voter registration system of a key battleground state.  While U.S. officials had already claimed that the Russian government went after 21 states' voter registration systems, this is the first time … [Link]

Mashable » Elisabeth Moss reportedly stayed true to her Scientology roots with that Emmys f-bomb

Friday 22 September 22:01:44 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Few religions sanction swearing on the reg, but Scientology apparently does.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elisabeth Moss's Emmys speech, which started with a loud f-bomb, was true to her status as a scientologist — in fact, it's "almost a sacrament." SEE ALSO: 'The Handmaid's Tale' is the first streaming show to win Best Drama at the Emmys "Scientologists are … [Link]

Mashable » There's a major sale on Star Wars gear going on right now

Friday 22 September 22:01:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. As anticipation around The Last Jedi mounts and we all go crazy for Porgs, Star Wars fever is sky high. The only prescription? More merch.  SEE ALSO: The cutest new member of the Star Wars menagerie can be yours now Thankfully, the rebels over … [Link]

Slashdot » Adobe Security Team Accidentally Posts Private PGP Key On Blog

Friday 22 September 22:00:00 UTC 2017

A member of Adobe's Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) accidentally posted the PGP keys for PSIRT's email account — both the public and the private keys. According to Ars Technica, "the keys have since been taken down, and a new public key has been posted in its stead." From the report: The faux pas was spotted at 1:49pm ET … [Link]

Mashable » Justin Bieber voices support for Black Lives Matter on Instagram

Friday 22 September 21:53:48 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJustin Bieber took a break from texting Marilyn Manson to do something actually worthwhile – voice his support of the Black Lives Matter movement. SEE ALSO: Marilyn Manson doesn't mince his words when it comes to Justin Bieber I am a white Canadian and I will never know what it feels like to be an african American but what I do … [Link]

Mashable » 7 best moments from Lady Gaga's new Netflix documentary

Friday 22 September 21:44:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLady Gaga's entered the incredibly personal portion of her career, and her new Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two is the crux of it all.  In the emotional documentary, directed by Chris Moukarbel and released Friday morning, we get a raw glimpse of the performer that we've never seen as she releases her latest studio album Joanne, gears up for a … [Link]

Mashable » Tesla might trick out its Supercharger stations like 7/11 stores

Friday 22 September 21:43:24 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook 0c42 e9ef%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ 3's base model will cost $35,000.","image":&q~ first sleek Model 3s are on the road","sources":[{&q~ musk,future,future tech,standalone-featured,real-time,~ video,real time,real-time-video,real time video,elon musk tesla,real time news","sec0":null,&q~ musk,future,future tech,standalone-featured,real-time,~ video,real time,real-time-video,real time video,elon musk tesla,real time news","videoSeriesName&qu~ More about Tesla, Restaurants, Supercharger, Gas Station, and Convenience Store [Link]

Mashable » John McCain just body-slammed Trumpcare and the bill's sponsor tweeted a surprising response

Friday 22 September 21:40:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe latest trainwreck of a GOP health care plan looks likely to die — and, once again, John McCain could be the dude who killed it.  On Friday, the Republican senator announced he would vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill. With zero support likely from Democrats, and Republicans Rand Paul and Susan Collins against it, that pretty much dooms the measure.  SEE … [Link]

Mashable » Betsy DeVos makes fears come true by revoking Obama-era rules on campus sexual assault

Friday 22 September 21:40:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBetsy DeVos, one of the most controversial Trump administration cabinet members, just made a radical change to one of the most contentiously debated Department of Education policies.  On Friday, DeVos announced that the department had revoked Obama-era guidelines that advocates argue were critical to protecting victims of college sexual assault and investigating allegations of violence.  SEE ALSO: Videos about the 'logical' … [Link]

Mashable » DIY Squad takes on a female version of Link from 'The Legend of Zelda' series

Friday 22 September 21:28:39 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Tali is back, and this time she puts her own feminine spin on Link from the classic The Legend of Zelda series. In each episode of DIY Costume Squad one of our expert hosts shows you how to make your own DIY costume based on popular movie/TV/video game characters. Watch as they transform everyday materials and store-bought items into fantastic … [Link]

Slashdot » Passwords For 540,000 Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online

Friday 22 September 21:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hacker News: Login credentials of more than half a million records belonging to vehicle tracking device company SVR Tracking have leaked online, potentially exposing the personal data and vehicle details of drivers and businesses using its service. Just two days ago, Viacom was found exposing the keys to its kingdom on an … [Link]

Mashable » Um. Kylie Jenner is reportedly pregnant.

Friday 22 September 21:19:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Kardashian-Jenner clan just keeps getting bigger. Maybe.  Kylie Jenner is reportedly pregnant, according to TMZ, the initial source of the story. The father of the child is none other than her current boyfriend, 25-year-old rapper Travis Scott.  SEE ALSO: Kylie Jenner's new reality show is made worse and better by social media The two have been dating since April 2017 … [Link]

Mashable » The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus don't really support true HDR video playback

Friday 22 September 21:17:19 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook 39ae 5519%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ for the glass back, stay for the A11 Bionic chip and wireless charging.","image":&~ iPhone 8 is excellent, but not for everyone","sources":~ choice,iphone 8,iphone 8 plus","sec0":null,&q~ choice,iphone 8,iphone 8 plus","videoSeriesName&qu~ More about Ios, Netflix, Iphone 8, Hdr, and Iphone X [Link]

Mashable » Mark Zuckerberg is gifting as much as $12.8 billion to his own foundation in 2018

Friday 22 September 21:08:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMust be nice to be a billionaire.  Just a day after he somewhat apologized for somewhat undermining democracy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared Friday he would be fueling his own philanthropic organization with about $12.8 billion over the next 18 months. SEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to make Russia-linked Facebook ads public is a disgrace This announcement came just after news … [Link]

Mashable » Turns out Donald Trump isn't even the most popular Trump

Friday 22 September 20:59:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDonald Trump loves poll numbers, huge crowds, and popularity rankings … but something tells us he's not going to be a fan of CNN's latest stats. A new poll from CNN shows that Melania Trump, not Donald, is actually the most popular adult Trump these days, ranking higher than her husband and soaring past other Trumps like Ivanka and her husband … [Link]

Slashdot » Oracle Announces Java SE 9 and Java EE 8

Friday 22 September 20:40:00 UTC 2017

rastos1 writes: Oracle has announced the general availability of Java SE 9 (JDK 9), Java Platform Enterprise Edition 8 (Java EE 8) and the Java EE 8 Software Development Kit (SDK). JDK 9 is a production-ready implementation of the Java SE 9 Platform Specification, which was recently approved together with Java EE 8 in the Java Community Process (JCP). Java … [Link]

Mashable » Beer company fills their cans with water for Mexico's earthquake victims

Friday 22 September 20:36:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs Mexico recovers from two monster earthquakes that left buildings toppled and hundreds dead, all hands are on deck for recovery.  The Mexican beer company and Heineken subsidiary Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma is stepping up in a big way.  SEE ALSO: Horrific videos capture terror of Mexico's latest earthquake After delivering their initial store of canned water that they produce yearly in case … [Link]

Popular Science » The anatomy of a hurricane

Friday 22 September 20:35:26 UTC 2017

A satellite image of Hurricane Irma near eastern Cuba on September 8, 2017. Science Here's how these huge storms form. Every tropical cyclone that forms on Earth has the same basic structure that sets these storms apart from the rest. [Link]

Mashable » If you thought Tom Price's $300K in private flights was bad, you won't believe his other expenses

Friday 22 September 20:33:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThanks for reading Mashable Humor: original comedy every day. Or most days. We're people, just like you, and we're trying our best. Look, we all have our vices. The U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's vice just happens to be spending at least $300,000 of taxpayer money on private jets. Oops! Unfortunately, if you're going to be upset about … [Link]

Mashable » Black market for Coke doomed as BYU lifts caffeine ban

Friday 22 September 20:32:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s a new day at Brigham Young University, the Mormon college in Utah: a ban on caffeinated soft drinks has been lifted. That means it's the end of an era for a black market selling soda providing sweet, sweet bursts of energy. “I’ve heard people talk about hiding mini-fridges on campus and doing an on-demand delivery service – get a can … [Link]

Mashable » Everyone's waiting for the iPhone X, and that may be bad news for Apple

Friday 22 September 20:24:08 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook 39ae 5519%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ for the glass back, stay for the A11 Bionic chip and wireless charging.","image":&~ iPhone 8 is excellent, but not for everyone","sources":~ choice,iphone 8,iphone 8 plus","sec0":null,&q~ choice,iphone 8,iphone 8 plus","videoSeriesName&qu~ More about Apple, Tim Cook, Iphone 8, Iphone X, and Iphone 8 Plus [Link]

Mashable » This is why thousands of esports fans are flocking to stadiums around the world

Friday 22 September 20:15:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPacked inside the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn, thousands of gaming fans congregate to watch the best esports teams in the world compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is one of several events happening each year, taking place in various locations and venues around the world, broadcast online to millions of viewers. Read more…More about Gaming, Mashable Video, New … [Link]

Mashable » 11 things you could buy for $999 instead of the iPhone X

Friday 22 September 20:02:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWell, of course the internet had a field day with Apple’s new iPhone X after it was revealed to have a starting price of $999.   Yep, $999, and that's just for the starting version. Be prepared to part with one of your beloved kidneys if you want that 256gb version, which starts at a whopping $1,149.  SEE ALSO: Report claims … [Link]

Mashable » The Last Globe-Makers

Friday 22 September 20:01:55 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Globes, Mashable Reels, Rt Reels, Culture, and Other [Link]

Slashdot » Move Over Connected Cows, the Internet of Bees Is Here

Friday 22 September 20:00:00 UTC 2017

A new project is aiming to bring bees online by putting them in tiny "backpacks" so that scientists can track the threatened insect's behaviour and help its survival. From a report: Bees in Manchester initially will be connected to the internet using technology from Cisco to help researchers track their migration, pollination and movement, and eventually, across the UK. Sensors … [Link]

New Scientist – News » This AI reads the news to keep tabs on US police shootings

Friday 22 September 19:58:24 UTC 2017

There’s no central government database on police-related shootings in the US, but now a machine-learning system is helping record details by scanning the news [Link]

New Scientist – News » Uber loses its licence to operate in London

Friday 22 September 19:58:19 UTC 2017

Transport for London says Uber is 'not fit and proper' to operate in London, meaning its licence will expire after 30 September, unless the firm appeals [Link]

New Scientist – News » Walking to work or doing the vacuuming can extend your life

Friday 22 September 19:58:18 UTC 2017

Just 30 minutes of easy exercise five days a week reduces your risk of premature death by 28 per cent, suggests the world’s largest study of physical activity [Link]

New Scientist – News » Why court ruling on ending life support is the right decision

Friday 22 September 19:58:14 UTC 2017

It is much kinder for all involved if someone kept alive in a vegetative state is allowed to die with only their doctor’s and family’s approval, not a judge’s say-so [Link]

Mashable » Mercedes-Benz pours $1 billion into electric car production in the U.S.

Friday 22 September 19:55:11 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDaimler, the parent company of luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz, announced plans to invest $1 billion to ramp up electric vehicle production in the U.S.  The huge sum will be used to upgrade a plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where Mercedes already makes SUVs. The company also plans to build a new, separate battery plant near the current facility. Daimler claims the new developments … [Link]

Mashable » Here's how to stay under the radar on someone else's Netflix account

Friday 22 September 19:49:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookStarting at just $7.99 a month, Netflix remains as one of the cheapest options for countless hours of televised entertainment. But let be real — if you can mooch of someone else's account, you totally should. While your parents or grandmother may be totally OK with your inability to pay for your own damn Netflix account, others, like your ex, may … [Link]

Mashable » How one 'I lost my job' LinkedIn status led to 20 interviews in 15 days

Friday 22 September 19:39:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBeing vulnerable isn’t our first instinct. We’re human after all, which means most of the time we’re shamelessly stubborn and independent in the hopes of appearing strong and put-together. This is especially true when we’re in the throes of unemployment. The thing is—and you know this—when we let our pride go and admit we need help, we usually surprise ourselves with … [Link]

Slashdot » Nestle Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

Friday 22 September 19:20:00 UTC 2017

Nestle, the world's largest food and beverage company, has been bottling water since 1843 and has grown into the largest seller of bottled water. But a detailed report on Bloomberg uncovers the company's operation in Michigan, revealing that Nestle has come to dominate in the industry in part by going into economically depressed areas with lax water laws. It makes … [Link]

Popular Science » Five rad and random kitchen items I found this week

Friday 22 September 18:53:00 UTC 2017

Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 24. Five rad and random kitchen things I found this week. The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 24. [Link]

Mashable » That app-controlled paper airplane just got an update and it's pretty sweet

Friday 22 September 18:46:36 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook dc5f 3f63%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ moves.","image":&quo~ app-controlled paper airplane just got an update and it's pretty sweet","sources":[{&~ airplane,mashable-shopping,shopping~ airplane,mashable-shopping,shopping~ More about Paper Airplane, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Fun, Shopping Solo, and Shopping Electronics [Link]

New Scientist – News » Two-colour pixels let you draw pair of images in the same space

Friday 22 September 18:44:00 UTC 2017

Pixels created with pinholes in aluminium can change colour under different light, which may be useful for fighting forgeries and for storing data [Link]

Slashdot » Major Cyber-Attack Will Happen Soon, Warns UK's Security Boss

Friday 22 September 18:41:00 UTC 2017

Alex Hern, writing for The Guardian: A "category one" cyber-attack, the most serious tier possible, will happen "sometime in the next few years", a director of the National Cybersecurity Centre has warned. According to the agency, which reports to GCHQ and has responsibly for ensuring the UK's information security, a category one cybersecurity incident requires a national government response. Speaking … [Link]

Mashable » Giant DIY bagel bite puts all the small ones to shame

Friday 22 September 18:26:51 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook One regular Bagel Bite isn't enough, not even five are. But a giant one can reduce the cravings. HellthyJunkFood, known for recreating popular fast food recipes, decided to make their own Bagel Bites including a huge one you might need two hands (or four) to hold. The fun size bites looked right out of the store-bought box, but the jumbo … [Link]

Mashable » An all-edge brownie pan to prove once and for all that edges are the best

Friday 22 September 18:25:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. It's time to stop giving so much attention to the pineapple on pizza controversy – the real issue is brownie edges vs. middles. If you're a person who cuts the rectangle of edge pieces out of the pan and leaves the rest to the … [Link]

Mashable » Jay-Z gets real about Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and mental health awareness

Friday 22 September 18:21:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJay-Z has been opening up like never before with the release of his latest album, 4:44.  Whether it's discussing his marriage or his growing family, the rapper continues to get even more personal with an interview in the BBC Live Lounge on Friday.  There, with host Clara Amfo, Jay talks about some serious topics—discussing everything from the lessons learned from the … [Link]

Mashable » Uber's problems in London are Uber's problems everywhere

Friday 22 September 18:17:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUber is on its way to getting kicked out of London for good.  It sounds extreme, but what's happening to Uber in London isn't that different from the challenges Uber's faced in every city since 2009. And it's not that surprising for a company that made disrupting regulations part of its core mission from the beginning.  The city's transportation authority, Transport … [Link]

New Scientist – News » OSIRIS-REx spacecraft zooms by Earth on its way to an asteroid

Friday 22 September 18:10:00 UTC 2017

On its way to collect dust samples from the asteroid Bennu, NASA’S OSIRIS-REx spaceship will slingshot around Earth, passing 17,000 kilometres above Antarctica [Link]

Mashable » Why the iPhone 8 is so boring

Friday 22 September 18:00:04 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Should you get the iPhone 8? Depends: Are you easily bored? Because the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are definitely the ho-hum iPhones this year. Although Apple would never say it, the iPhone 8's improvements over the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are mostly incremental, with wireless charging and some new camera tricks (including Portrait Lighting) being the highlights. … [Link]

Slashdot » Anatomy of a Moral Panic: Reports About Amazon Suggesting 'Bomb-Making Items' Were Highly Misleading

Friday 22 September 18:00:00 UTC 2017

Maciej Ceglowski, a Polish-American web developer, has demolished a news story from earlier this week in which a British outlet Channel 4 suggested that Amazon's algorithm-driven suggestions were helping people find items that are required to make bombs. Multiple credible news outlets picked the story, including The New York Times, Reuters, BBC, and CNBC. We ran an excerpt from the … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Igloo Launches Digital Workplace Developer Partner Program

Friday 22 September 17:50:34 UTC 2017

Igloo, digital workplace solution provider, launched its new Developer Partner Program. The program includes access to the Igloo SDK. The SDK includes tools (custom themes, widgets, etc.), APIs, and a developer knowledgeable. [Link]

Mashable » Print photos out of the back of your phone with this revolutionary phone case

Friday 22 September 17:40:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The upside to advanced camera phone technology is super sharp pictures we can't help but share on just about every social media platform there is. But physical photos are still largely something stuck in the early 2000s (at best.)  At the same time, there's … [Link]

Mashable » Why you need to binge 'American Vandal' this weekend

Friday 22 September 17:38:42 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Netflix does an excellent job of true crime, but no one could have predicted the streaming service's magnificent first attempt at fake crimeAmerican Vandal is an eight-part documentary-style true crime satire; it mimics the style of Making a Murderer and The Keepers but not a single word of it is true — and it's amazing. SEE ALSO: 'American Vandal' star … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Plan to save Great Barrier Reef from encroaching farm pollution

Friday 22 September 17:37:00 UTC 2017

A major project is underway to protect Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from being smothered and poisoned by agricultural runoff [Link]

Mashable » Wildly leaping squirrel delighted a crowd of cheering Norwegian cyclists

Friday 22 September 17:28:12 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook If you search, "Top things to do in Norway," we guarantee that squirrel-watching won't have made any top 10 lists. Nevertheless, one bushy-tailed rodent commanded the attention of a crowd of bicycle racers in Bergen, Norway, just by leaping from one tree to the next. In the video, posted by YouTuber Thiione, a rapt audience loudly cheers on the squirrel … [Link]

New Scientist – News » New Zealand’s iconic kiwi birds may be losing their sight

Friday 22 September 17:26:00 UTC 2017

Three Okarito brown kiwis living wild in New Zealand are completely blind but in good physical condition, suggesting the species is evolving to lose its sight [Link]

Mashable » If you ever wanted a dad bod, there's a fanny pack for you

Friday 22 September 17:24:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe DadBag will give you the dad bod that you never wanted. Albert Pukies, a London-based art director, created this fanny pack because he wanted a dad bod without the health risks. It's currently not for sale but in the process of seeking funding. It's a clever idea but still a bit disturbing. Read more…More about Fashion, Kickstarter, London, Funding, and … [Link]

Slashdot » This Guy Is Digitizing the VHS History of Video Games

Friday 22 September 17:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: UK-based gaming journalist and blogger Chris Scullion is on a mission to preserve his collection — and maybe your collection, too — of these old video game VHS tapes. In the 80s and 90s, video game companies and trade magazines made these tapes to accompany popular titles or new issues with bonus material or … [Link]

Mashable » Think winters are getting colder? Blame Arctic warming and, yes, the polar vortex

Friday 22 September 17:17:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere is growing scientific support for one of the most provocative and counterintuitive ideas in climate change research, which holds that rapid Arctic warming may be causing colder winters across large swaths of the Northern Hemisphere.  A new study, to be published in the journal Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, found that a weakening polar vortex, potentially set in motion … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » New Research: Telecom API Market Outlook and Forecasts

Friday 22 September 17:06:25 UTC 2017

Mind Commerce, a digital technologies and telecommunications research organization, published a new API-centric study: Telecom API Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022. [Link]

Mashable » How to drink more wine without draining your bank account

Friday 22 September 17:02:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. For those who partake in the responsible consumption of adult beverages from time to time, a daily glass of good wine isn’t just recommended — it's delicious. But the high cost of quality wine usually keeps that occasional pleasure from being a regular practice, … [Link]

Mashable » Beats Studio3 headphones kill the noise and turn on the music

Friday 22 September 16:45:24 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook 08d2 c58f%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ look, wicked new audio technology.","image"~ on Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones","sources&quot~ by dre","sec0":null,&qu~ by dre","videoSeriesName&quo~ More about Apple, Reviews, Review, Audio, and Headphones [Link]

Slashdot » Red Hat Pledges Patent Protection For 99 Percent of FOSS-ware

Friday 22 September 16:45:00 UTC 2017

Red Hat says it has amassed over 2,000 patents and won't enforce them if the technologies they describe are used in properly-licensed open-source software. From a report: The company has made more or less the same offer since 2002, when it first made a "Patent Promise" in order to "discourage patent aggression in free and open source software." Back then … [Link]

Popular Science » Enormous dinosaur poops show that even herbivores ate shellfish

Friday 22 September 16:36:45 UTC 2017

kosmoceratops Science Plus a heaping portion of decayed wood for fiber. Everyone cheats on their diets—dinosaurs were no exception. And there's one delicacy that paleontologists didn't know until now: crustaceans. [Link]

Mashable » The iPhone X is taking away all the attention from the iPhone 8's release

Friday 22 September 16:24:35 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook 39ae 5519%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ for the glass back, stay for the A11 Bionic chip and wireless charging.","image":&~ iPhone 8 is excellent, but not for everyone","sources":~ choice,iphone 8,iphone 8 plus","sec0":null,&q~ choice,iphone 8,iphone 8 plus","videoSeriesName&qu~ More about Apple, Apple Store, Iphone 8, Pre Order, and Iphone X [Link]

Mashable » It would be crazy not to resell your phone on eBay

Friday 22 September 16:05:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s always exciting to upgrade your phone to the latest model, and with the release of the new iPhone 8, 8s, and X you may be left wondering what to do with your current phone. Rather than just tossing it into “the drawer” (because we all have one of those drawers) and forgetting about it altogether, you can resell your previous … [Link]

Slashdot » Apple's Latest Products Get Rare Mixed-Bag Reviews, Muted Reception

Friday 22 September 16:05:00 UTC 2017

Mark Gurman, writing for Bloomberg: Despite the strength of its brand, Apple occasionally releases a product to mediocre reviews — remember the original Apple TV or Apple Watch? But reviewers have rarely been as grumpy as this month, when Apple unveiled its collection of new gadgets for the holidays. "I can't think of a single compelling reason to upgrade [to … [Link]

Mashable » Youtuber solves all your parenting problems with a really bad idea: the baby-carrying drone

Friday 22 September 16:03:58 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook We live in a digital age, so forget about the struggles of a stroller or carrier. Let your baby reach for the stars and discover new heights…literally.  Youtuber Simone Giertz decided to make things easier for parents by suggesting they use drones to carry their babies, taking 'helicopter parenting' to a whole new level. (Also, no babies were harmed during … [Link]

Mashable » Jennifer Lawrence has a special hand gesture for everyone who doesn't understand 'mother!'

Friday 22 September 15:59:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen your highly anticipated, and critically acclaimed, film gets hit with an 'F' score on audience polling site CinemaScore, there's nothing much you can do besides flip the bird at the cynics.  Take it from Jennifer Lawrence, who did just that on Thursday.  The actress was joined by director (and her current bae) Darren Aronofsky at a Q&A after a mother! … [Link]

Mashable » Learn how to make movies for the cost of a pair of movie tickets

Friday 22 September 15:59:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Steven Spielberg started his filmmaking career at age 12, creating action scenes with his toy trains. Kathryn Bigelow used an old bank vault as her workspace while on scholarship with the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. Quentin Tarantino wrote scripts in between shifts at … [Link]

Mashable » Russian Twitter trolls are attacking Morgan Freeman, and is nothing sacred?

Friday 22 September 15:53:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFirst the Russians came for our election and our social media platforms, and now they're coming for another beloved institution: Morgan Freeman. SEE ALSO: Twitter to testify on Russian bots as politicians take aim at big tech Russian Twitter — maybe bots, maybe people, who knows the difference anymore — has exploded in anger towards the famed actor, using the hashtag … [Link]

Mashable » What is a 'dotard,' anyway?

Friday 22 September 15:51:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn a statement through a North Korean news agency Thursday, Kim Jong-un slammed Donald Trump's recent UN address, calling the president a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard." So … what does that mean? If you've been wondering about the bizarre insult (pronounced DOE-turd, as in deer poop, BTW) you're not the only one. In fact, so many people were Googling the term … [Link]

Mashable » How to use screen recording in iOS 11

Friday 22 September 15:46:53 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook 847a 894b%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ 11 is available now.","image":"~ iOS 11 finally turns the iPad into a 'real' computer… mostly","sources":[{~ utility,operating system,real-time,real-time video,real time,apple iphone,real-time-video,real time video,ios 11,tech news,ios update","sec0":null,~ utility,operating system,real-time,real-time video,real time,apple iphone,real-time-video,real time video,ios 11,tech news,ios update","videoSeriesName&~ More about Iphone 7, Tech Utility, Ios11, Iphone8, and Ios 11 Utility [Link]

Mashable » This one chart shows the 8-month nightmare that is the Donald Trump presidency

Friday 22 September 15:29:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis… is my life. It's all of our lives. It is our collective reality of the last eight months.  Hardly a day goes bay that we are not spurred to Google about the day's events. One might search the same thing every time: "What fresh hell today?" More often, we search whatever the topic of the day is. The good news … [Link]

Slashdot » The Problem, Really, is This Thing Called 'Disruption'

Friday 22 September 15:23:00 UTC 2017

New submitter mirandakatz writes: The word "disruption" is everywhere in tech — and it's getting founders in trouble. Just look at what happened with Bodega last week: Had the startup not professed to be disrupting the mom-and-pop shops on every corner, it might not have landed itself in such hot water. At Backchannel, veteran Silicon Valley communications whiz Karen Wickre … [Link]

Mashable » This YouTuber's iPhone 8 durability test is downright painful to watch

Friday 22 September 15:22:30 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Well, that didn't take very long. YouTuber JerryRigEverything has posted a video testing the iPhone 8's durability. Is the glass back really the strongest glass ever used in a smartphone as Apple claims? Does the iPhone 8 bend? How well does it hold up to scratches? Grab your bucket of popcorn, and be warned: this test might make your cringe. … [Link]

Mashable » Made in Napoli

Friday 22 September 15:20:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookI’m in Piazza Garibaldi, just in front of the train station, watching a small crowd of fans waiting for a Mimmo Dany to arrive. I noticed a young woman who is there with her parents. She nearly cries when she sees her idol getting out of the car. A week later I’m on the train to Giugliano, a small town in … [Link]

Mashable » 'PUBG' developer accuses Epic Games of copying its idea

Friday 22 September 15:20:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen Fortnite announced its new Battle Royale mode, coming next week, the developers specifically referenced the hit battle royale-style game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) as part of its inspiration. That does not sit well with PUBG's developers. PUBG developer Bluehole called out Fortnite developer Epic Games in a press release today, accusing the developer of replicating the idea of PUBG. Bluehole is … [Link]

Mashable » 'American Vandal' star talks mockumentary hit: 'It's unique beyond belief'

Friday 22 September 15:18:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMost actors dream of a big break as a romantic lead or action hero, but 19-year-old Tyler Alvarez gets to really prove his mettle on a fake documentary series full of dick jokes.  In American Vandal, Alvarez (previously seen on Netflix as Gloria's son on Orange is the New Black) plays a sophomore trying to figure out who spray painted 27 … [Link]

Mashable » 'Death Wish Coffee' recalled for fear it might actually kill people

Friday 22 September 15:15:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCoffee lovers, beware. Death Wish Coffee, a very popular (and strong) brand of coffee, is recalling its Death Wish Nitro product because, well, there's a chance it can actually kill you. Oh the terrifying irony. SEE ALSO: Why some people can't handle coffee Though Death Wish brands itself as "The World's Strongest Coffee," in this case, the amount of caffeine in … [Link]

Popular Science » NASA's asteroid-collecting spacecraft will slingshot around Earth today

Friday 22 September 15:09:31 UTC 2017

Osiris rex stopping by Space It has to pick up an extra boost. OSIRIS-REx is stopping by to pick up an extra boost from Earth’s gravity. [Link]

Mashable » Someone managed to find some humor in this super frightening scene from ‘It’

Friday 22 September 15:05:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookVery mild spoilers for the movie It. So don't read if ya don't wanna know. The hit film It is actually pretty terrifying but that didn't stop the internet from turning Pennywise the clown into a hilarious meme.  SEE ALSO: The striking differences between Stephen King's 'It' and the '90s mini series A twitter account aptly named, Pennywise_Dance is taking some … [Link]

Mashable » The iPhone X Has a Color Problem

Friday 22 September 15:03:24 UTC 2017

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

Mashable » Donald Trump called the Facebook Russian ad scandal a hoax so we know it's true

Friday 22 September 15:01:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLet’s call it the "Donald Trump + hoax" test: If the president says it's a hoax, then it probably is actually true. Trump has famously referred to climate change as "a hoax," several times. Lately he's directed his hoax radar toward trying to discredit any story having to do with Russian involvement in the 2016 United States presidential election. He was … [Link]

Mashable » Bill Clinton's forthcoming novel is getting made into a TV show

Friday 22 September 15:00:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBill Clinton and James Patterson still haven't published The President is Missing, but Showtime has already snatched up the rights to adapt the thriller. The network announced Friday that an upcoming TV adaptation of the also-upcoming novel will be adapted into a series following its publication. SEE ALSO: Aronofsky's 'mother!' and the psychological horror of women's domesticity “Bringing The President is Missing … [Link]

Mashable » Hell yeah at this daredevil raccoon hitching a ride on a police cruiser

Friday 22 September 14:55:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAll units be advised: we got a freaking 10-80 over here: police code for a freaking cute as heck raccoon on a freaking cop car (Ed note: a 10-80 is not about raccoons). The Colorado Springs Police Department Facebook page uploaded pictures of a raccoon hanging out on the windshield of a cruiser as an officer responded to a car crash.  … [Link]

Mashable » Microsoft is opening a flagship store in London, and it's right next to the Apple store

Friday 22 September 14:52:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMicrosoft is putting retail roots down in London. The company announced on Friday that it's building a brand-new London flagship store in the city's popular Regent Street shopping avenue in Oxford Circus. The new store will be just a short mouse throw away from Apple's London flagship, also on Regent Street. On Friday, that store hosted the somewhat sparsely-attended iPhone 8 … [Link]

Mashable » Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Stronger' will make you cry, but not for the reasons you think

Friday 22 September 14:51:51 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook What does it mean to be hailed as a hero just for surviving? How does it feel to be remembered for the single worst day of your life? What does it cost to put on a brave face when you feel like anything but? And what in the hell does "Boston Strong" even mean, anyway? SEE ALSO: Jake Gyllenhaal and … [Link]

Slashdot » T-Mobile, Sprint Close To Agreeing Deal Terms

Friday 22 September 14:40:00 UTC 2017

From a report: T-Mobile US is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Friday, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers. The development follows more than four months of on-and-off talks this year between T-Mobile and Sprint, and … [Link]

Mashable » 6 incredibly fashion forward sweaters for fall 2017

Friday 22 September 14:21:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe time for wearing light and airy clothing in 75 degree weather is done. It is now time to wear thick and constricting clothing in 72 degree weather. Fall sweaters, a staple of your autumn wardrobe, need to meet a few requirements to be worth their price. They need to be warm, they need to be cozy, and most of all: … [Link]

Slashdot » London Has Decided To Ban Uber

Friday 22 September 14:00:00 UTC 2017

Johana Bhuiyan, writing for Recode: Transport for London, the taxi regulating service in London, announced today that it would not be renewing Uber's license to operate because of concerns over the company's "lack of corporate responsibility" in relation to public safety issues. The ride-hail company, which launched in London in 2012, is appealing the TfL's decision and will be allowed … [Link]

Popular Science » Robotic ships from Rolls-Royce (not that one) could carry out naval missions without a crew

Friday 22 September 14:00:00 UTC 2017

Autonomous ship concept Military New autonomous vessels possible within a decade. Rolls-Royce, the marine company, wants to design long-range autonomous ships for the world's navies. [Link]

Mashable » Women say they fear for their safety after Uber loses its license in London

Friday 22 September 13:30:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s official. Uber has lost its licence to operate in London on the grounds that it's not "fit and proper". It's still allowed to operate while any appeals process goes through, but its fate is uncertain. While drivers of black cabs are jumping for joy at the news, many women are condemning Transport for London's (TfL) decision, stating that they fear … [Link]

Mashable » Why you'll be forced to buy a case for your iPhone X

Friday 22 September 13:25:16 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, Iphone, Protection, Cases, and Iphone Case [Link]

Slashdot » Why You Shouldn't Imitate Bill Gates If You Want To Be Rich

Friday 22 September 13:00:00 UTC 2017

dryriver writes: BBC Capital has an article that debunks the idea of "simply doing what highly successful people have done to get rich," because many of those "outliers" got rich under special circumstances that are not possible to replicate. An excerpt: "Even if you could imitate everything Gates did, you would not be able to replicate his initial good fortune. … [Link]

Mashable » Here are some good alternatives to Uber in case it loses its appeal

Friday 22 September 12:15:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUber has lost its licence in London but don't delete the app just yet. The car-sharing company is appealing, and during the legal process it's allowed to keep operating.  SEE ALSO: Uber is losing its licence to operate in London, but don't panic just yet However, if you want to be prepared in case Uber opts for the tough line and … [Link]

Popular Science » Something in our brain is making these spirals look like they are moving

Friday 22 September 12:15:00 UTC 2017

optical illusion Head Trip Snakes on a plane. These playful circles stay still when you stare them down one at a time, but spin frustratingly when spied all together. [Link]

Mashable » You'll be able to charge your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X on an IKEA lamp

Friday 22 September 11:37:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe iPhone 8 is here. And, so too is a new generation of wireless charging for iPhone users.  For the first time, iPhone users will be able to charge their phones on IKEA furniture without the need for a wireless adaptor.  SEE ALSO: The iPhone 8 is excellent, but not for everyone The new iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X devices … [Link]

Mashable » Marilyn Manson interview goes viral and this journalist deserves a gold medal

Friday 22 September 11:25:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSomeone should give Guardian journalist Alexis Petridis a cup of tea for making it through his interview with Marilyn Manson. I'd call it predictably bizarre, but honestly that's a complete oxymoron in this case. SEE ALSO: Marilyn Manson doesn't mince his words when it comes to Justin Bieber Marilyn Manson is clearly intelligent, and he likes to experiment both musically and … [Link]

Mashable » Uber is losing its licence to operate in London, but don't panic just yet

Friday 22 September 10:28:48 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAnd so it finally happened.  SEE ALSO: Uber is in trouble after yet another sexist promo After months of uncertainties, Transport for London (TfL) has decided to strip Uber of its licence to operate in London.  With a statement on Twitter, TfL said it informed the car-riding app "that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after … [Link]

Mashable » Netflix blesses us with 'Bojack Horseman' news via grovelling text messages

Friday 22 September 10:16:48 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you're a fan of Bojack Horseman then good news! You'll get to give your heart yet another shredding. SEE ALSO: Aaron Paul looking confused at a fashion show makes for the ultimate Photoshop battle Yes our favourite anti-hero horse has been renewed for a fifth season, and Netflix found a fun way of announcing it, tapping into Bojack's hatred of … [Link]

Slashdot » A New Zealand Company Built An AI Baby That Plays the Piano

Friday 22 September 10:00:00 UTC 2017

pacopico writes: A New Zealand company called Soul Machines has built a disturbingly lifelike virtual baby powered by artificial intelligence software. According to a Bloomberg story, the baby has learned to read books, play the piano and draw pictures. The work is built off the research of Mark Sagar, the company's CEO, who is on a quest to mimic human … [Link]

Mashable » At the UK launch of the iPhone 8, there were more Apple staff than customers

Friday 22 September 9:47:13 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook There was the usual clapping, the long-awaited opening of the doors, and weary customers slowly trickling in to get their hands on the latest Apple handset.  SEE ALSO: We got our hands on the iPhone 8 – here's everything you need to know But somehow, the atmosphere was subdued, the excitement muffled, the queue underwhelming.  Mashable was outside the Apple … [Link]

Mashable » These mesmerising GIFs made for a GIF festival are works of art

Friday 22 September 8:55:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookImagine an entire festival dedicated to celebrating GIFs. Next month, Singapore's holding a large outdoor GIF festival, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the GIF.  Best of all, 50 selected GIFs will play in a mesmerising loop on large screens, as workshops and exhibitions go on. SEE ALSO: How to turn your iPhone Live Photos into GIFs in iOS 11 The … [Link]

Mashable » Watch an army of robots efficiently sorting hundreds of thousands of packages

Friday 22 September 8:53:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThese robots are sorting out packages faster than you can say delivery. A video showing an army of tiny little yellow robots sorting out packages in a Chinese factory is the latest example of how automation is seeping into many industries. SEE ALSO: China wants robots to replace millions of low-paid workers The Shentong Express (STO) factory in Tianjin is China's … [Link]

Mashable » New documentary exposes the increasing dependence we have on smartphones

Friday 22 September 7:50:31 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook How often do you check your phone? We've all heard the stats, but it never really sinks in. By the end of today, most of us will have checked our phones 150 times — on the toilet (you know), at the table, and especially in the car. In a new documentary, It's People Like Us, Academy Award-winning director Eva Orner … [Link]

Mashable » Slack is falling apart and people are freaking out

Friday 22 September 7:43:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSlack is not feeling alright this morning.  The popular messaging app is exhibiting strange behavior; for some users, messages just keep repeating in an endless loop. In some channels, this is happening to multiple users, resulting in a cacophony of repeating messages that's, frankly, unsettling.  SEE ALSO: Slack has some real competition with this new work chat app We use Slack … [Link]

Slashdot » Most Powerful Cosmic Rays Come From Galaxies Far, Far Away

Friday 22 September 7:00:00 UTC 2017

A new study finds the highest-energy cosmic rays to bombard Earth come from galaxies far, far away. reports: The sun emits relatively low-energy cosmic rays. However, for more than 50 years, scientists have also detected ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, ones far beyond the capability of any particle accelerator on Earth to generate. One way to discover the origins of ultra-high-energy … [Link]

Mashable » Video shows incredible rescue off capsized boat following Hurricane Maria

Friday 22 September 6:42:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHurricane Maria's havoc has been devastating, but amid the destruction there's been some incredible work done. One such example can be witnessed in this video by the U.S. Coast Guard Southeast, capturing the rescue of a woman and her two children, who were stuck on top of a capsized boat off the coast of Vieques, Puerto Rico on Thursday. SEE ALSO: … [Link]

Mashable » Jimmy Kimmel isn't done being Senator Bill Cassidy's biggest pest

Friday 22 September 5:16:42 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook When you're only trying to save health care for 30 million people, you've got to be a little persistent. The man you'd least expect to be on the front foot for saving health care in America, Jimmy Kimmel, is far from resting in his battle to ensure the Graham-Cassidy bill doesn't cut funding to the most vulnerable.  SEE ALSO: Jimmy … [Link]

Mashable » Here are the first photographer-shot iPhone 8 pictures

Friday 22 September 3:47:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s barely past the morning of the Apple iPhone 8 launch, and pro photographers have already posted some sweet shots taken with the new handset. As it's done with the iPhones before this, Apple has continually tweaked and improved its cameras. The iPhone 8 and larger 8 Plus lenses are the same as their predecessors, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, … [Link]

Mashable » Here's 27.6 billion reasons why Facebook wants to regulate itself

Friday 22 September 3:41:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFacebook spent most of 2017 promising to do better. The social network has been in hot water ever since last year's historically nasty presidential election laid bare how its ultra-precise ad targeting can be used for nefarious political means. Yet for all the company's tough talk now, Facebook categorically denied this problem existed until less than a year ago. So how … [Link]

Mashable » iPhone 8 still manages to draw substantial crowd, despite the iPhone X that's coming

Friday 22 September 3:35:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt turns out people still care about the iPhone 8, despite the looming shadow of the flagship iPhone X coming out in a couple of months. A crowd of around 200 people made their way to Singapore's Apple store, before the official launch on the morning of Sept. 22. SEE ALSO: The iPhone 8 is excellent, but not for everyone 43-year-old … [Link]

Slashdot » Fathers Pass On Four Times As Many New Genetic Mutations As Mothers, Says Study

Friday 22 September 3:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Children inherit four times as many new mutations from their fathers than their mothers, according to research that suggests faults in the men's DNA are a driver for rare childhood diseases. Researchers studied 14,000 Icelanders and found that men passed on one new mutation for every eight months of age, compared … [Link]

Mashable » Beyoncé created an army of Beyoncés on Instagram and everyone's freaking out

Friday 22 September 3:05:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookImagine the power of 16 Beyoncés. Just picture it. You could supply strong, probably renewable energy to a continent with that kind of power. And now we've got a visual. Monarch of social media hype Beyoncé posted six images on her Instagram account on Thursday, most without captions and all generating an exorbitant amount of ecstatic comments. SEE ALSO: Only Rihanna can … [Link]

Mashable » Pizza shop turns sign against marriage equality into one opposing pineapple

Friday 22 September 2:38:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhile the debate rages on over marriage equality in Australia, one pizza shop has had a nifty response to an advertisement against it. Wiseguise Pizza in Launceston, Tasmania found an "It's OK to say no" billboard attached to their store. It's part of a campaign to get Australians to vote against the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the country.  SEE ALSO: … [Link]

Mashable » Twitter can't stop talking about 'dotard' after Kim Jong-un insults Donald Trump

Friday 22 September 2:18:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNorth Korea dictator Kim Jong-un went off on Donald Trump, and everyone is impressed with the totalitarian ruler's insult and dictionary skills.  Kim's statement included many notable phrases — none of them very flattering to the American president who threatened the dictatorship at the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week. SEE ALSO: Kim Jong-un just called Trump mentally deranged and … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Walking to work or doing the vacuuming can extend your life

Friday 22 September 1:30:00 UTC 2017

Just 30 minutes of easy exercise five days a week reduces your risk of premature death by 28 per cent, suggests the world’s largest study of physical activity [Link]

Slashdot » 'Dear Apple, The iPhone X and Face ID Are Orwellian and Creepy'

Friday 22 September 1:25:00 UTC 2017

Trent Lapinski from Hacker Noon writes an informal letter to Apple, asking "who the hell actually asked for Face ID?" and calling the iPhone X and new face-scanning security measure "Orwellian" and "creepy": For the company that famously used 1984 in its advertising to usher in a new era of personal computing, it is pretty ironic that 30+ years later … [Link]

Mashable » Here's why Apple removed 3D Touch app-switching in iOS 11

Friday 22 September 1:18:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThose updating to iOS 11 may be surprised to realize that switching between apps isn't quite as easy as it was in iOS 10. While double tapping the home button still works to bring up the multitasking view, Apple removed the 3D Touch gesture that also allowed you to switch between apps. SEE ALSO: 13 hidden features in iOS 11 It … [Link]

Mashable » Elton John posts heartfelt Instagram in support of same-sex marriage in Australia

Friday 22 September 1:15:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAustralia’s marriage equality debate has sparked the attention of celebrities and major companies worldwide, including Ellen DeGeneres, Tim Cook and now, Sir Elton John. Sir Elton is currently in Australia for his "Once in a Lifetime" tour, hitting six shows around the country. Meanwhile, Australians are currently in the midst of a non-binding, non-compulsory nationwide survey asking the question: “Should the … [Link]

Slashdot » Tesla Discontinues Its Most Affordable Model S

Friday 22 September 0:45:00 UTC 2017

Tesla will be discontinuing its cheapest Model S option, the Model S 75, this Sunday. What that means is that the all-wheel-drive version — the 75D — will take its place as the low-end Model S sedan, currently listed at a starting price of $74,500. Engadget reports: The move to discontinue the Model S 75 was first announced by Tesla … [Link]

Mashable » 'Rick and Morty' co-creator slays trolls harassing its female writers

Friday 22 September 0:37:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOf all people, you'd think Rick and Morty fans would know not to piss off Dan Harmon.  As the co-writer behind many of Rick Sanchez's most cutting burns, he's not the type to hold back while wiping the floor with dumbasses. But as it turns out, internet trolls continue to prove themselves a special breed of imbecile. And Harmon's not having … [Link]

Mashable » Kim Jong-un just called Trump mentally deranged and everything is fine

Friday 22 September 0:24:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDonald Trump and Kim Jong-un's public war of words edged another notch closer to armageddon Thursday when the North Korean leader issued a fiery attack on Trump's UN address. In a long and personal statement published by North Korean news agency KCNA, per the Washington Post, Kim Jong-un slammed Trump's "rude nonsense" and "mentally deranged behavior." He was responding to that … [Link]

Slashdot » Ford Is Using Microsoft's HoloLens To Design Cars In Augmented Reality

Friday 22 September 0:05:00 UTC 2017

Ford is using Microsoft's HoloLens headset to let designers quickly model out changes to cars, trucks, and SUVs in augmented reality. This allows designers to see the changes on top of an existing physical vehicle, instead of the traditional clay model approach to car design. The Verge reports: Ford is still using clay models, but the HoloLens can be used … [Link]


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