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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.

New Scientist – News » It takes 30 seconds for your fingerprint to grip your smartphone

Monday 25 September 23:30:00 UTC 2017

Fingerprints have to soften a bit before they can fully make contact with glass surfaces, which could foil plans for next-generation touchscreens [Link]

Mashable » Intel introduces an experimental 'self-learning' chip to make robots smarter

Monday 25 September 23:24:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIntel just introduced a new type of chip that could have big implications for artificial intelligence.  The company is experimenting with a new "self-learning" chip that's designed to learn like the human brain.  SEE ALSO: Facebook AI researchers are teaching bots to have human-like expressions Called the "Intel Loihi test chip," the processor is what Intel calls a "neuromorphic chip," meaning … [Link]

Mashable » Kristen Schaal's joke on slacktivism in the Trump era is all of us

Monday 25 September 23:23:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAt the LA Largo at the Coronet last Thursday night, the existential terror of making people laugh for a living in this age of perpetual global crisis was on full display.  Through a night of standup performances, the cast and creative team behind Bob's Burgers teamed up with the International Rescue Committee to raise funds for famine relief and refugee resettlement … [Link]

Slashdot » Tesla Model 3 Owners Share More Info On Model

Monday 25 September 23:20:00 UTC 2017

Owners at the Model 3 Owners Club compiled a list of over 80 different features of the Model 3 they're curious about, including questions about how the car operates (does the card unlock all the doors, where does the UI show you that your turn signals are active), physical aspects of the car (what does the tow hitch attachment look … [Link]

Mashable » Trump's Howard Stern interviews have finally been unearthed, and they're just as bad as you imagined

Monday 25 September 23:12:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe man who once bragged about sexual assault also joked that he groped his wife in public, newly unearthed recordings first obtained by Newsweek reveal. Who woulda thunk? SEE ALSO: Protestors in wheelchairs forcibly removed from Senate Graham-Cassidy hearing An archive of Trump's conversations with Howard Stern over several years were made public Monday. They were first made available via Newsweek … [Link]

Popular Science » How to start listening to podcasts

Monday 25 September 23:05:14 UTC 2017

Pocket Casts DIY Tune in to a brave new world. Podcasting is changing the landscape of radio. Interested in listening in on this brave new world? Luckily, you already have everything you need to join in. [Link]

Mashable » Fox News' Shep Smith says Trump throwing 'red meat' to his base over NFL protests

Monday 25 September 23:02:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDonald Trump may be boycotting the NFL, but he should also probably stop watching cable news if he wants to avoid criticism for trashing players who protest. On Monday, a day after more than 200 NFL players took a knee, sat, or stayed in the locker room during the national anthem, even Fox News' Shepard Smith is defending their right to … [Link]

Mashable » How to Take Food Pics That Don't Suck

Monday 25 September 23:00:30 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Mashable Reels, How To Take Better Photos, How To Take Good Pictures, How To Take Food Pics, and How To Instagram Food [Link]

Mashable » Elon Musk will give a big SpaceX talk about Mars this week. Here's what we know

Monday 25 September 22:58:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNo one will ever say that Elon Musk lacks ambition. The billionaire entrepreneur has founded multiple successful companies like Tesla and Solar City, both in the name of making humanity more sustainable on Earth.  But perhaps his most ambitious project yet involves another planet entirely. It's no secret that Musk wants to use his private spaceflight company to take us to … [Link]

Mashable » Michael Jordan thinks the Warriors shouldn't be 'demonized or ostracized'

Monday 25 September 22:43:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEven Michael Jordan is stepping into the political fray.  The basketball great and Hornets owner released a statement over the weekend in response to the Golden State Warriors' decision to not visit the White House and Trump's rescinded invitation to the NBA champions. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump begins feud with Steph Curry, reaches new level of petty Jordan said in a … [Link]

Slashdot » Is Project Management Killing Good Products, Teams and Software?

Monday 25 September 22:40:00 UTC 2017

New submitter mikeatTB writes: "For software development, no significant developer activity is predictable or repetitive; if it were, the developers would have automated it already," writes Steven A. Lowe, Principal Consultant Developer at ThoughtWorks, via TechBeacon. "In addition, learning is essentially a nonlinear process; it involves trying things that don't work in order to discover what does work. You might … [Link]

Mashable » Apple finally ditches Bing for Siri's search results

Monday 25 September 22:26:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe next time you ask Siri a question, Apple's AI will finally offer up search results to help you find an answer using Google, like the rest of the civilized world.    Apple is dumping Microsoft's Bing as the default search platform for Siri, Search inside iOS, and Spotlight on Macs in favor of Google, according to Tech Crunch.  The iPhone … [Link]

Slashdot » Waymo Clarifies It Actually Wants $1.8 Billion From Uber

Monday 25 September 22:00:00 UTC 2017

Last week, a lawyer for Uber said Waymo was seeking about $2.6 billion from the company for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars. Over the weekend, Waymo filed a document with the court noting that the correct figure was actually $1.859 billion. TechCrunch reports: It's not clear why this seemingly important … [Link]

Mashable » Quiz tells Chris Pratt he's actually Chris Evans, and now everyone's confused

Monday 25 September 21:59:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookChris Pratt can't shake being pitted against the three other white men named Chris (Evans, Hemsworth, and Pine) who happen to be in the same profession as him. It's gotten so bad he's taking online quizzes, as one does, to find himself. On Sunday night, the actor took an "Are You Chris, Chris, Chris, or Chris?" quiz, and the good news … [Link]

Mashable » These bugs might solve the problem of robots that fall and can't get up

Monday 25 September 21:24:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen a robot falls over, it usually can't get up — at least not without difficulty. To address the trouble of downed robots, scientists are taking a cue from the natural world, examining how click beetles right themselves after taking a tumble.  Researchers at The University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign found that the insects often topple over, but have a natural … [Link]

Slashdot » China Blocks WhatsApp

Monday 25 September 21:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: China has blocked WhatsApp, security experts confirmed today to The New York Times (Warning: source may be paywalled). Over the past few months, WhatsApp has experienced brief disruptions to service, with users unable to send video chats or photos. Now, even text messages are completely blocked, according to Nadim Kobeissi, an … [Link]

Mashable » Here's what's happening to your iPhone battery life in iOS 11

Monday 25 September 21:17:50 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f9%2f86cf2c30 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 Apple, Apps And Software, Ios 11, Tech, and Smartphones [Link]

Mashable » Dad bod Batman drawn by an 11-year-old girl is the hero this city needs

Monday 25 September 21:15:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you’ve ever wondered what a middle-aged Batman with a dad bod might look like, this young artist has got you covered.   Reddit user, knittymcknitpants uploaded some photos of her 11-year-old daughter's wonderful Batman drawings Monday, much to the delight of everyone who saw them.  SEE ALSO: Batman's sweet new ride from 'Justice League' shows just how far he's come … [Link]

Mashable » Rapper B.o.B. is raising money for satellites to show him if the Earth is actually round

Monday 25 September 21:08:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEarth is round. I know it. You know it. Bill Nye knows it.  But still, in 2017, many flat Earth truthers still are denying what has been known as scientific fact for centuries.  They draw in a famous crowd. Several N.B.A. stars (including Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving) have openly voiced their conspiracies. Now, rapper B.o.B. is using his public platform … [Link]

Mashable » WhatsApp gets blocked behind China's 'Great Firewall,' joining Facebook and Instagram

Monday 25 September 21:07:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt looks like WhatsApp has joined similar apps and websites pushed behind China's online censorship efforts, the so-called "Great Firewall." On Monday it appeared the messaging app had been blocked throughout the country, according to the New York Times. The app joins other Facebook-owned apps censored by the Chinese government: Facebook and Instagram. SEE ALSO: Why Apple plays China’s censorship game … [Link]

Mashable » An Xbox creator explained why the horrid 'Duke' controller is coming back

Monday 25 September 21:06:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMicrosoft’s widely maligned "Duke" controller is coming back, but it hasn't been clear why the Xbox maker would do such a thing… until now. Let's back up. At E3 2017 in June, Microsoft announced a partnership with Hyperkin for the Duke re-release. There was a video teaser and everything. SEE ALSO: The U.S. Navy will use Xbox 360 controllers aboard nuclear-powered … [Link]

Mashable » David Spade was very confused by this bizarre Kurt Cobain mural that looks a whole lot like him

Monday 25 September 21:06:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhere could you expect to find a mural of legendary musician Kurt Cobain that actually features the face of David Spade? Well there’s really only one answer to that question and, it’s the internet. Well, and Austria. "It's better to burn out than fade away" – Rip Kurt Cobain. Last day to get a ticket for the tour tomorrow in Linz … [Link]

Mashable » Police arrest and remove protestors with disabilities at Senate Graham-Cassidy hearing

Monday 25 September 20:57:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHow do we say this nicely, Senator Cassidy and Senator Graham: everyone hates your dumb healthcare bill.  Well, at least a solid majority of Americans do, and pretty much everyone who came to watch the Graham-Cassidy hearing Monday afternoon. Activists from the grassroots disability rights group ADAPT disrupted the hearing multiple times, causing Senator Hatch to briefly recess the hearing and … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Health body warns many UK areas have high Lyme disease risk

Monday 25 September 20:45:31 UTC 2017

The South of England and Scottish Highlands have been named as high risk areas for Lyme disease, but infection can occur in many parts of the UK [Link]

Slashdot » Deloitte Hit By Cyber-attack Revealing Clients' Secret Emails

Monday 25 September 20:45:00 UTC 2017

Accounting firm Deloitte confirmed on Monday it had suffered a cyberattack. From a report: One of the world's "big four" accountancy firms has been targeted by a sophisticated hack that compromised the confidential emails and plans of some of its blue-chip clients, the Guardian can reveal (the company has since confirmed the breach). Deloitte, which is registered in London and … [Link]

Mashable » LeBron James expands on his 'U bum' tweet, calling Trump out for not understanding his own power

Monday 25 September 20:17:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen it comes to the president, LeBron James is no stranger to saying exactly what's on his mind, as we saw earlier this weekend when he called POTUS "U bum." Now he's done it again. During a press conference for NBA media day Monday, James was asked if he regrets his now infamous tweet, which is among the most shared tweets … [Link]

Mashable » Jared and Ivanka used private emails for White House business, because lol of course

Monday 25 September 20:12:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOooooooooooh, the irony. As it turns out, President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner have been conducting White House business on their own private email accounts. SEE ALSO: Here are all the deportable offenses Trump's crappy children have committed Politico broke the scoop on Jared's email on Sunday, noting that the address was created in December — you know, … [Link]

Slashdot » DDoS Attacks Will Now Be 'Something You Only Read About In The History Books', Says Cloudflare CEO

Monday 25 September 20:04:00 UTC 2017

Louise Matsakis, writing for Motherboard: Cloudflare, a major internet security firm, is on a mission to render distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks useless. The company announced Monday that every customer — including those who only use its free services — will receive a new feature called Unmetered Mitigation, which protects against every DDoS attack, regardless of its size. Cloudflare believes the … [Link]

Mashable » Satellite photos show Puerto Rico went dark after Hurricane Maria

Monday 25 September 20:02:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen Hurricane Maria's Category 4 winds roared across Puerto Rico last week, it left the U.S. territory and its 3.4 million residents nearly entirely without power.  It's possible that parts of Puerto Rico could be without electricity for months, due in part to the hurricane's diagonal track across the entire island. The darkness that has fallen on the island is so … [Link]

Mashable » Joe Biden has a news podcast, and you can listen via Amazon Echo and Google Home

Monday 25 September 20:01:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookStraight-talking former vice president Joe Biden is curating and commenting upon the news in a podcast called Biden's Briefing. After some 60 test runs, Biden's Briefing officially launched Monday, with featured news roundups to be added daily.  The veteran statesman intends his briefings — which run between three and 15 minutes long — to be easily accessible via the home devices … [Link]

Popular Science » A man regained consciousness after 15 years in a vegetative state. But what does that really mean?

Monday 25 September 20:00:00 UTC 2017

coma patient ventilator Health We’re terrible at defining the difference between life and death. Someone who passes out and then “regains consciousness” wakes up able to walk and talk again. But that’s not what happened to this man. So what did he regain? [Link]

Mashable » 97-year-old WWII veteran takes a knee in support of black athletes' right to protest

Monday 25 September 19:59:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere’s never an age limit when it comes to fighting for what you believe in.  Brennan Gilmore tweeted a photo Sunday of his 97-year-old grandfather, John Middlemas, kneeling in support of the #TakeAKnee movement, started by former San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick in 2016 over police violence against African Americans.  President Donald Trump's outspoken criticism against athletes who don't … [Link]

Mashable » Women dominate this year's National Book Foundation '5 Under 35' honoree list

Monday 25 September 19:57:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCongratulations are in order. The National Book Foundation announced the honorees for its 2017 5 Under 35 list on Monday, shining a spotlight on the bright new talent that you should be reading. Each year, the honor is given to five authors, under the age of 35, who have published their first and only book of fiction within the last five … [Link]

Mashable » Snapchat's new sky-changing filters make even boring snaps look cool

Monday 25 September 19:51:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSnapchat’s just added a new tool that will help even the most boring snaps look a lot cooler. The app introduced a new set of "sky filters," which let you add different effects, like rainbows and sunsets, to photos with skies in them. SEE ALSO: Snapchat's new feature takes Bitmoji to the next level Just like Snapchat's other filters, sky filters, … [Link]

Mashable » You can download the new macOS, High Sierra, right now

Monday 25 September 19:41:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple’s latest software update is finally coming down the pipes: macOS High Sierra is now available to download in the Mac App Store.   If you have a Mac from 2010 or later — and even some MacBooks and iMacs from late 2009 — your computer should be able to handle the High Sierra, so long as you have OS X … [Link]

Mashable » Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Here's what you can do to help.

Monday 25 September 19:28:11 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe news reports from Puerto Rico are hard to fathom.  The island's crops and livestock were decimated by Hurricane Maria. Survivors can't get food, water, gas, or cash. The electrical grid was all but wiped out when the storm swept over the U.S. territory last week.  SEE ALSO: Hurricane Maria plunged Puerto Rico into a humanitarian crisis, and help has barely … [Link]

Slashdot » Apple Releases macOS High Sierra; Ex-NSA Hacker Publishes Zero-Day

Monday 25 September 19:22:00 UTC 2017

Apple today released the newest version of its operating system for Macs, macOS High Sierra, to the public. macOS High Sierra is a free download, and offers a range of new features and improvements including the new Apple File System, and support for High Efficiency Video Encoding (HEVC) for better compression without loss of quality, and HEIF for smaller photo … [Link]

Mashable » Someone reportedly hacked Deloitte through an account without two-step verification

Monday 25 September 19:17:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOne of the world's largest accounting firms has been hacked. Hackers broke into a Deloitte administrative account, according to The Guardian, and stole emails and other information pertaining to Deloitte clients.  SEE ALSO: Equifax was allegedly hacked months before the massive breach — by the same criminals Deloitte brought in $37 billion last year for its consultancy in the areas of … [Link]

Mashable » Stay under the sea at all times with a mermaid backpack

Monday 25 September 19:15:32 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The few mermaids and mermen lucky enough to survive on land should always stay in the aquatic spirit.  If you're not planning on going for a dunk, this backpack covered in iridescent teal sequins will make sure people know your true identity.  Draw messages … [Link]

Mashable » Russians perfect the paranoia phone

Monday 25 September 19:05:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookInfoWatch Group, a Russian security company, has introduced a smartphone that prevents apps from collecting data, Bloomberg reported.  The Taiga phone is intended to keep apps from tracking any user activity, especially any work-related emails, documents, and photos, but broadly prevents any app from collecting or sending usage data. While apps like Gmail — which is known for scanning email text … [Link]

Mashable » I think people should just stick to their profession, that is, unless they agree with me politically

Monday 25 September 18:58:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookI’ve given it a lot of thought, and I have decided that I am really frigging peeved off about this #TakeAKnee movement stuff!!! Are you freaking kidding me? Give me a break. If you ask me, these athletes should stick to sports! That’s their profession, after all, and that’s all that they know and should care about! That is, however, unless … [Link]

Mashable » Make checking the time more enjoyable with this animated Pac-Man clock

Monday 25 September 18:56:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Regardless of age, hometown, or even home country, most people can recognize the Pac-Man characters in a split second (which makes sense considering it’s one of the most famous arcade games of all time.) Though the game originally made its debut in 1980, Pac-Man … [Link]

Mashable » Teaching kids to code isn't just about tech jobs—it's about preparing for the future

Monday 25 September 18:54:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn a recent Guardian op-ed, Ben Tarnoff claims to expose a nefarious reason behind schools’ push to add computer science requirements to their core curriculum.  “The campaign for code education isn’t about giving the next generation a shot at earning the salary of a Facebook engineer,” he claims. “It’s about ensuring those salaries no longer exist, by creating a source of … [Link]

Mashable » Cesar Millan’s advice for working doggy parents

Monday 25 September 18:54:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDog owners who work all day can feel a little less guilty by following these tips from the 'Dog Whisperer,' Cesar Millan. Read more…More about Dogs, Mashable Video, Cute, Running, and Dog [Link]

Mashable » Put your babies, fur babies, and beer in this giant pocket shirt

Monday 25 September 18:52:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPocket Pioneers created giant pocket t-shirts for you to put stuff in. It can fit almost anything. Each shirt costs $29.95.  Read more…More about Animals, Animal, Clothing, Shirts, and Bag [Link]

Mashable » Frank Miller talks 'The Dark Knight III' — and we've got exclusive sketches

Monday 25 September 18:45:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLike him or not, you have to admit Frank Miller is a comics legend.   Though he's faced criticism over the years for his controversial, conservative stances and his attitude toward female characters, Miller wrote books such as the groundbreaking Dark Knight Returns and its sort-of-prequel Batman: Year One, which comics fans the world over now consider sacred texts.  SEE ALSO: … [Link]

Mashable » A password manager could protect you from the next big hack

Monday 25 September 18:45:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. With the Equifax hack still delivering fun little nuggets with every passing day, your online security should be top of mind. Despite the efforts of hackers, data miners, government agencies, and aggressive companies (i.e. everyone), your personal data deserves to stay safe. Using a … [Link]

Popular Science » 30 percent off an ergonomic Anker mouse and other good deals happening today

Monday 25 September 18:45:00 UTC 2017

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

Mashable » Football announcers go nuts after a squirrel interrupts a game to run in for a touchdown

Monday 25 September 18:40:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAnimals interrupting sporting events are often times even better than the games themselves. The crowd went wild during a football game between Kent State University and University of Louisville on Saturday – but it wasn't the players they were rooting for. SEE ALSO: There's another Pizza Squirrel giving Pizza Rat a run for his money A speedy squirrel delayed the game, … [Link]

Slashdot » Amazon Slashes Prices on 4K Content in Response To Apple TV 4K's Launch

Monday 25 September 18:40:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: One of the many announcements at Apple's keynote a couple weeks ago was that 4K movies would be added to iTunes at the same price as HD content. Previously purchased HD movies would also be upgraded to 4K for free, though for streaming only. In response, Amazon Video has drastically slashed the prices of … [Link]

Mashable » Cardi B dethrones Taylor Swift on the Billboard Hot 100 charts

Monday 25 September 18:29:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCardi B is officially making money moves.  With her standout anthem "Bodak Yellow," the Bronx native has eclipsed Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" and Post Malone's "Rockstar" featuring 21 Savage on the Billboard Hot 100. In the process, Cardi has made history becoming the first solo song from a female rapper to hit the top since 1998's Lauryn … [Link]

Mashable » Oh noo: FEMA accidentally tweeted the number of a sex hotline

Monday 25 September 18:26:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere are a lot of ways to help those affected by Hurricane Irma. FEMA accidentally tweeting the phone number of a sex hotline instead of an Irma helpline, though? That's decidedly unhelpful. SEE ALSO: How to prepare for natural disasters Per the Miami Herald, the official Twitter account for FEMA Region 4 accidentally directed followers to a phone sex line in … [Link]

Mashable » Microsoft Teams is officially replacing Skype for Business

Monday 25 September 18:23:31 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMicrosoft is bolstering Microsoft Teams to better challenge Slack in the battle of the collaborative, chatty workplace apps.  For starters, Teams will replace Skype for Business teamwork app. At the same time, Teams will get some of Skype's advanced voice and video calling technology. “Microsoft Teams will evolve as the core communications client,” Microsoft Office 365 Vice President Ron Markezich said … [Link]

Mashable » Russian Twitter bots boosted baseless voter fraud claims in Germany

Monday 25 September 18:22:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA Russian-language network of Twitter bots tried to boost claims of voter fraud going into Germany's national elections on Sept. 24. Those elections seem to have largely avoided the alleged Russian interference that had recently taken place in both the United States and France, but Russian-language bots still seized on a claim made by what appears to be a fake account, … [Link]

Mashable » Hurricane Maria plunged Puerto Rico into a humanitarian crisis, and help has barely arrived

Monday 25 September 18:10:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico when it struck the island as a Category 4 storm on Sept. 20.  It was a worst-case scenario storm for the island, enveloping the entire U.S. territory in hurricane-force winds, and dumping upwards of 40 inches of rain in just one to two days in some areas.  In its wake, Puerto Rico lies in ruins. Cut … [Link]

Mashable » This working Nintendo Switch helmet raises the bar for cosplayers everywhere

Monday 25 September 18:05:25 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Cosplay is already an art form, but this Tokyo Game Show attendee just raised the bar for everyone. What you're seeing is a person wearing an oversized Nintendo Switch replica on their head, complete with a working screen. There's presumably a Switch on the inside of this contraption since we can see what looks like live Arms gameplay. We tried … [Link]

Popular Science » With the D3000, China enters the robotic warship arms race

Monday 25 September 18:00:40 UTC 2017

China robot warship D3000 From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal It's triple-hulled, autonomous, and armed. China's unmanned warship industry gets gatecrashed by aerospace giant CASC, who offer the triple-hulled, autonomous and armed D3000. [Link]

Mashable » Watch how this man learns to ride a unicycle in one day

Monday 25 September 18:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDerrick tries to teach himself to unicycle over the course of one day. Watch and see what happens! In every episode Derrick attempts to teach himself a new skill over the course of 24 hours using only tutorials found online. Watch more videos on watercooler Read more…More about Watercooler, Mashable Video, Bikes, Unicycle, and In A Day [Link]

Slashdot » Apple Replaces Bing With Google as Search Engine For Siri and Spotlight

Monday 25 September 18:00:00 UTC 2017

Apple is ditching Bing and will now use Google to power the default search engine for Siri, Search within iOS (iOS search bar), and Spotlight on Mac. From a report: TechCrunch reported Monday that Apple users will now see search results powered by Google, instead of Bing, when using those tools. For example, when an iPhone user asks Siri a … [Link]

Mashable » The Table of Ultimate Gaming (mostly) lives up to the hype

Monday 25 September 17:58:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Viral internet hype is a double-edged sword for indie brands. On one hand, getting people excited about your product before it even hits (virtual) shelves is the obvious goal. On the other, it can lead to sky high expectations that will be disappointing no … [Link]

Mashable » 'Star Trek: Discovery' cast kneels in solidarity with the NFL

Monday 25 September 17:56:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWith Star Trek's legacy of diversity, it seems fitting that the cast of the reboot series, Star Trek: Discovery, would enter the national conversation on the NFL national anthem protests less than 24 hours after the show's premiere. SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests are about police violence, not the military or the Constitution On Monday morning, Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays … [Link]

Mashable » Instagram just blew through another important milestone

Monday 25 September 17:50:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookInstagram is closer than ever to a billion users. The app now counts 800 million monthly active users, up from 700 million in April, the company announced Monday during a presentation at AdWeek in New York City. Of those, 500 million are users who return each day, Instagram said. SEE ALSO: The video chat app that should scare the hell out … [Link]

Slashdot » President Donald Trump and His Daughter Ivanka To Unveil a New Federal Computer Science Initiative With Major Tech Backers

Monday 25 September 17:22:00 UTC 2017

From a report: President Donald Trump will issue a new directive Monday to supercharge the U.S. government's support for science, tech, engineering and mathematics, including coding education, three sources familiar with the White House's thinking told Recode. To start, Trump is set to sign a presidential memorandum at the White House later today that tasks the Department of Education to … [Link]

Mashable » iOS 11's 'emergency sos' feature is hugely important for women

Monday 25 September 17:11:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWomen: if there's one iOS 11 hidden feature you need to know about, it's the new "Emergency SOS" function.  SEE ALSO: 13 hidden features in iOS 11 Apple's new iOS 11 update brought in a new feature which allows users to discreetly ring emergency services by clicking the "sleep/wake button" five times in close succession. Not only that: the update allows … [Link]

Popular Science » Florida's climate might—maybe—save a handful of America's ash trees

Monday 25 September 17:06:27 UTC 2017

A man cute down an ash tree. Environment But populations are splintering. The Carolina ash tree, which lives in the southern states, is the one species not listed as critically endangered. [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Dexcom Launches API to Access Continuous Glucose Monitoring Data

Monday 25 September 16:53:27 UTC 2017

DexCom, a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) solution provider, announced the availability of its Dexcom API. The API enables developers to access patient-authorized CGM data through third party applications. The goal is to drive innovative solutions to monitor, manage, and combat diabetes. Through such solutions, users will gain the power to control how they interact with their glucose data. … [Link]

Mashable » RuPaul's Drag Race queens talk about their janky first cellphones

Monday 25 September 16:49:11 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe asked queens from Rupaul's Drag Race about their first cellphones, AIM screenames, and what their Myspace looked like back in the day. Read more…More about Myspace, Mashable Video, Nokia, Aol, and Cellphone [Link]

Mashable » Come out from under that pile of charging cables — there’s a better way

Monday 25 September 16:44:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Things used to be simpler back in the day. You had one flip phone and you were satisfied. Browsing the web meant you couldn’t use the home phone. Now, you’ve got half a dozen devices to juggle, and they’re all somehow out of power … [Link]

Slashdot » iOS 11 Is Causing Massive Battery Drain Problems

Monday 25 September 16:40:00 UTC 2017

Mark Wilson writes: A study conducted by security research firm Wandera shows that iOS 11 is causing iPhone and iPad batteries to drain faster than ever — much faster. The difference between iOS 10 and iOS 11 is anything but minor; batteries can drain in half the amount of time following the upgrade. Wandera's report shows how, on average, an … [Link]

Mashable » 'Game of Thrones' reveals the secret behind Jon Snow's powerful first meeting with Drogon

Monday 25 September 16:36:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook How did secret Targaryen Jon Snow win Drogon's respect during their first meeting in Game of Thrones episode 5? (Beyond the whole "secret Targaryen" part, anyway.)  According to Kit Harington, the King in the North channelled his inner direwolf.  "There was something I wanted to bring to it that was quite animalistic," he says in a new behind-the-scenes video from … [Link]

Mashable » This camera prints out customizable sticker photos

Monday 25 September 16:21:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPolaroid created this updated instant camera that lets you save your photos digitally and print multiple copies of your sticker photos to share with friends. Read more…More about Photography, Photos, Mashable Video, Social, and Friends [Link]

New Scientist – News » Health body warns many UK areas have high Lyme disease risk

Monday 25 September 16:20:00 UTC 2017

The South of England and Scottish Highlands have been named as high risk areas for Lyme disease, but infection can occur in many parts of the UK [Link]

Mashable » So, What's Up With PopSockets?

Monday 25 September 16:00:37 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Mashable Reels, Sn Reels, Pop Sockets, Tech, and Consumer Tech [Link]

Slashdot » Showtime Websites Are Mining Monero With Your CPU, Unclear If Hack Or Experiment

Monday 25 September 16:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader writes: Two Showtime domains are currently loading and running Coinhive, a JavaScript library that mines Monero using the CPU resources of users visiting Showtime's websites. The two domains are showtime.com and showtimeanytime.com, the latter being the official URL for the company's online video streaming service. It is unclear if someone hacked Showtime and included the mining script … [Link]

Popular Science » Last week in tech: It’s Stardate 2017

Monday 25 September 15:58:32 UTC 2017

Star Trek Discovery Technology Plenty more happened besides 'Star Trek.' Here's what you missed in tech news. All the tech news you missed last week while waiting for the new Star Trek show. Read on. [Link]

Mashable » Tom Brady breaks his silence, criticizes 'friend' Donald Trump's NFL comments

Monday 25 September 15:57:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOn the Monday morning edition of Boston sports radio show Kirk & Callahan, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and "friend" of President Trump publicly criticized the president's comments regarding National Football League players who kneel in protest during the national anthem. “Yeah, I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive," Brady said. "Like I said, I … [Link]

Mashable » Pharrell Williams joins the #TakeAKnee protest during a Charlottesville unity concert

Monday 25 September 15:52:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe #TakeAKnee movement has officially spread beyond football this weekend.  The protest, focused on police brutality and racial justice by Colin Kaepernick, has been taken on by the immortal Pharrell Williams. While performing during "A Concert for Charlottesville: An Evening of Music and Unity" this weekend, the musician took a moment, and two knees, to address the right to protest itself … [Link]

Mashable » Busting open the Apple Watch Series 3 reveals a new, larger battery

Monday 25 September 15:52:15 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f9%2fb26489ce ffa8 40e4%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ the new smartwatch lifestyle.","image":~ everything you need to know about the new Apple Watch","sources":[{&~ watch,smart watches,fitness tracking,workout,standalone-feature~ video,real time,lte,smart watch,apple watch series 2,real-time-video,heart rate,heart rate monitor,real time video,heartrate,apple watch series 3,series 3,lance ulanoff","sec0":null~ watch,smart watches,fitness tracking,workout,standalone-feature~ video,real time,lte,smart watch,apple watch series 2,real-time-video,heart rate,heart rate monitor,real time video,heartrate,apple watch series 3,series 3,lance ulanoff","videoSeriesName~ More about Teardown, Ifixit, Apple … [Link]

Mashable » Obama tried to warn Zuckerberg about Russia and fake news

Monday 25 September 15:25:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFacebook was not aware of just how much Russia was doing to affect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election—but they were warned. A Sunday story by The Washington Post reported that former President Barack Obama tried twice to warn Zuckerberg about the risk of fake news on the election, specifically naming Russia. The first time was as early as June … [Link]

Popular Science » A warming Arctic can actually make our winters colder

Monday 25 September 15:22:16 UTC 2017

Environment Can you say polar vortex? As the Arctic melts, it can shift weather patterns—leading to colder winters in North America and Eurasia. [Link]

Slashdot » Microsoft Connects LinkedIn and Office 365 Via Profile Cards, Starting To Capitalize on $26B Deal

Monday 25 September 15:20:00 UTC 2017

More than a year after Microsoft announced its plans to purchase LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, the technology giant is rolling out some of the first integrations with the business social network. From a report: At its Ignite conference in Orlando this morning, Microsoft plans to announce that Office 365 will include a new "profile card" that can display LinkedIn information. … [Link]

Mashable » Megyn Kelly debuts her new morning show and Twitter hated it

Monday 25 September 15:16:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFormer Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly wants a clean slate to host her new morning show, but audiences were hardly ready to forget Kelly's political past in the current climate. "The truth is, I’m kind of done with politics for now," Kelly said during the debut of Megyn Kelly TODAY. "I know. You know why, right? We all feel it, it's … [Link]

Mashable » NASCAR's biggest name tweets message of support for anthem protests

Monday 25 September 15:15:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs the ongoing controversy involving President Donald Trump and national anthem protests at sports events continues to roil, NASCAR's biggest name has publicly opposed the organization's anti-protest stance. SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests spread to the MLB for the first time last night Dale Earnhardt, Jr., defending 14-time winner of the stock car racing organization's "Most Popular Driver" award, tweeted Monday morning … [Link]

Mashable » The creators of Exploding Kittens are back, and now they're fighting babies

Monday 25 September 15:10:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Despite the tagline, "You build magnificent, glorious monsters to eat despicable, horrible babies," I can confirm that the co-creator of the deck-building game game Bears vs. Babies doesn't actually hate babies. He just likes the alliteration and the humor that comes from the title. … [Link]

Mashable » This is how veterans are helping disaster victims

Monday 25 September 14:58:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMashable spoke with the head of Team Rubicon, which is a group of veterans using technology to help victims of natural disasters.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Military, Volunteering, Navy, and Disaster [Link]

Mashable » Intel unveils its ultimate gaming processors

Monday 25 September 14:58:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFlying through the air, using your grappling hook to gain purchase on one ledge before jumping to another, or just to wreak havoc, is what makes Just Cause 3 so awesome… except when the open-world system stutters on your underpowered PC, and your glides take a low-frame-rate-induced tumble.  Graphically intense games like Just Cause 3, Doom, and Grand Theft Auto V … [Link]

Mashable » A curious little kitten is really invested in learning about pottery

Monday 25 September 14:55:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA dog is often called man's best friend, but that might be an outdated idea. Just take a look at this little kitten trying to help mold some pottery.  SEE ALSO: Cats, ranked A post shared by William Jeffrey Jones (@wjeffjones) on Aug 28, 2017 at 12:47am PDT The cat looks fascinated by the pottery and William Jeffrey Jones as he … [Link]

Mashable » John Legend shows support for #TakeAKnee with beautifully written article

Monday 25 September 14:46:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJohn Legend has the voice of an angel, and now he's using it to speak up about the recent #TakeAKnee protests which have divided U.S. politics. SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests are about police violence, not the military or the Constitution In an article written for Slate, Legend lays out why the protests are not a display of unpatriotic feeling, but rather … [Link]

Slashdot » Microsoft Teams is Replacing Skype for Business To Put More Pressure on Slack

Monday 25 September 14:40:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft Teams isn't even a year old, but it's about to replace Skype for Business. At Microsoft's Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida today, the software giant is revealing that it plans to kill off Skype for Business in favor of Microsoft Teams. Skype for Business took over from Lync, Microsoft's previous business chat app, … [Link]

Mashable » Critics don't hate 'Star Trek Discovery,' thank goodness

Monday 25 September 14:34:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe reviews are in: Did Star Trek Discovery boldly go where no Star Trek film or series has gone before? In many ways, yes (women of color!), but as with all infant TV shows, it has the potential to grow as well as to fall.  Critics took kindly to the first three episodes of Discovery, two of which aired Sunday on … [Link]

Mashable » There’s a fake city where cars are learning to drive themselves

Monday 25 September 14:29:59 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook“Mcity” is a one of a kind facility where automated and connected vehicles teach themselves how to drive. Developed by researchers from the University of Michigan, this test site is a place where Academia works together with Government and Industry to improve transportation safety with a vision of reducing vehicle fatalities. Read more…More about Michigan, Driverless Cars, Vehicle, Real Time Video, … [Link]

Mashable » J.K. Rowling has flooded Twitter with otters for all the right reasons

Monday 25 September 14:25:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGood old J.K. has never shied away from political comment on Twitter, but this morning she seemed ready to pack it all in. SEE ALSO: 13 animals with unlikely best friends Luckily, the internet was on hand to help heal her world-weariness. Incompetent clowns in power and the opposition turning into a solipsistic personality cult. I'm so ****ing depressed. Send otter … [Link]

Mashable » Pumpkin Spice Latte? Whatever happened to simple drinks, like my triple foam half-caf chocolateccino

Monday 25 September 14:23:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFall is here, and you know what that means: it’s finally time for the re-emergence of the dumb Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.  I, for one, cannot stand the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I don’t need all that fancy shit, for crying out loud! I'm a regular guy, and I’ll just take a regular, plain old triple half-caf chocolateccino with extra whip … [Link]

Slashdot » The Shorter Your Sleep, the Shorter Your Life: the New Sleep Science

Monday 25 September 14:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: A "catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic" is causing a host of potentially fatal diseases, a leading expert has said. In an interview with the Guardian, Professor Matthew Walker, director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, said that sleep deprivation affected "every aspect of our biology" and was widespread in … [Link]

Popular Science » A 14th-century plague helped reveal just how long humans have polluted the planet

Monday 25 September 13:07:31 UTC 2017

Environment Before the Black Death, there was lead in the air. Most people think about air pollution as something that became a problem when the Industrial Revolution happened, but ice cores and historical records indicate that… [Link]

New Scientist – News » The nuclear stalemate is crumbling – what are our options?

Monday 25 September 13:00:00 UTC 2017

The two-party game theory of the cold war doesn't work any more – time for a new approach [Link]

New Scientist – News » Alligators versus sharks: Who wins this ultimate showdown?

Monday 25 September 13:00:00 UTC 2017

A review of historical accounts shows there have been several alligator-on-shark grudge matches, hinting at an unlikely food source [Link]

Mashable » Google and Levi's tech-enabled Jacquard jacket feels like the future

Monday 25 September 13:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGoogle’s futuristic wearable tech platform just took a big leap forward. After more than two years of testing, Jacquard, the company's project to embed technology into clothes, is ready to launch. The Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google (yes, that's actually what it's called), is now on sale in select stores.  SEE ALSO: Yay! Wearable tech is finally starting … [Link]

Mashable » Emilia Clarke and Ron Howard post Instagram selfie from the Han Solo movie set and OMG

Monday 25 September 12:53:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen the worlds of Westeros and the Star Wars galaxy come crashing together, you just know the result is going to be huge. Ron Howard, the director of the upcoming untitled Han Solo movie, clearly knows this too. SEE ALSO: Ron Howard drops biggest hint yet that the Han Solo movie could answer an infamous question On Sunday he shared the … [Link]

Mashable » Mary Berry herded a flock of sheep across London Bridge and it's about as British as British gets

Monday 25 September 12:34:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe hustle and bustle of the modern city can get to a person. City-dwellers often yearn for an escape to the countryside, the rolling hills, the birdsong… Well, yesterday the countryside came to them. SEE ALSO: 'Great British Bake Off' contestant accidentally makes NSFW bread This Sunday a fair few Londoners were greeted with an unusual sight. why are there loads … [Link]

Mashable » AirPods are hopelessly basic, and I still can't get enough of them

Monday 25 September 12:29:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookI finally caved. After nearly a year of inwardly mocking anyone and everyone I saw wearing AirPods, I walked into an Apple Store and handed over $172 so I could have my own set. And, even though I hated myself a little bit for it, I don't regret it one bit.  SEE ALSO: Why you'll be forced to buy a case … [Link]

Mashable » A bunch of supercars gathers for a drag race, Tesla destroys them all

Monday 25 September 12:20:22 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook No matter how hard the gas guzzlers try, they still cannot win against a Tesla in a quarter mile drag race.  Need proof? Check out the latest edition of Motor Trend's World's Greatest Drag Race, which pitted a Tesla Model S P100D vs. some of the fastest cars available today, including a Porsche 911 Turbo S and a Ferrari 488 … [Link]

Mashable » Federer and Nadal turned their rivalry into the world's ultimate tennis bromance

Monday 25 September 12:13:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwo tennis players who had only ever met as rivals on the pitch struck up an awesome friendship last week, thanks to the first-ever Laver Cup — a new tennis competition that pitches six European players against six players from the rest of the world. SEE ALSO: Andy Murray continues to speak up about women's equality in tennis Roger Federer and … [Link]

Mashable » Coach driver discovers what may be the world's greatest hammock hack

Monday 25 September 11:59:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBeing a coach driver must be a pretty tiring business. Long hours, lots of sitting in a stiff position — every now and then the desire to stretch out and lie back must be almost overwhelming. SEE ALSO: These towels are basically boob hammocks for all your underboob sweat needs Well, it turns out all you need to make that desire … [Link]

Mashable » Uber CEO admits 'we've got things wrong' in open letter

Monday 25 September 11:50:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUber is in conciliatory mode, at least in London.  SEE ALSO: Uber's problems in London are Uber's problems everywhere After Transport for London (TfL) stripped the car-riding app of its licence to operate in the UK capital, the CEO Dara Khosrowshahi penned an open letter in the Evening Standard in which he acknowledges mistakes were made and apologises for them.  "While … [Link]

Slashdot » Analyst: Enterprises Trust Red Hat Because It 'Makes Open Source Boring'

Monday 25 September 11:30:00 UTC 2017

Tech analyst James Governor reports on what he learned from Red Hat's "Analyst Day": So it turns out Red Hat is pretty good at being Red Hat. By that I mean Red Hat sticks to the knitting, carries water and chops wood, and generally just does a good job of packaging open source technology for enterprise adoption. It's fashionable these … [Link]

Mashable » People want 'Party in the USA' to be their new national anthem after this Miley Cyrus performance

Monday 25 September 10:59:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt was a turbulent weekend of feuding between the president of the United States and hundreds of NFL players, who took a knee during the pre-game national anthem in protest against police brutality and in defiance to Trump's prolonged rants against the gesture. SEE ALSO: The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful, unprecedented protest Celebrities like Stevie … [Link]

Mashable » 'Hepeating' is the new 'mansplaining' and it's definitely happened to you

Monday 25 September 10:32:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s a tale that's all too familiar for many women. You share your idea at work, but you're met with silence and an almighty shrug.  Immediately after, that very same idea is put forth by a man. He claims it as his own. And, everyone loves it.  Well, there's a new word for this age-old practice: "hepeating." And, it's almost certainly … [Link]

Mashable » John Oliver goes after big businesses in hilarious 15-minute rant

Monday 25 September 10:11:59 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Many of John Oliver's recent rants have had a Trump-themed focus, but this week he's set his sights elsewhere: big businesses. In particular, the giant corporations that gobble up any smaller companies that stand in their way, thereby gradually eating up the competition until customers have nowhere else to go. SEE ALSO: John Oliver hammers Donald Trump's decision to pardon … [Link]

Mashable » Watch a soldier resuscitate a lifeless puppy with CPR

Monday 25 September 9:48:38 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook A Thai soldier is getting his 15 minutes of fame, thanks to his skillful and successful resuscitation of a little puppy that nearly drowned. According to local reports, the two-day-old puppy was discovered by a group of recruits in a garage by the barracks. A downpour had flooded the garage, and its mother could not reach it in time. The … [Link]

Mashable » Old children's book is going viral after a very NSFW discovery

Monday 25 September 9:39:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSneaking adult humour into shows or books aimed at kids is certainly not a new thing — but it's not often you get a scene quite as eyebrow-raising as the one below. SEE ALSO: Netflix has pulled this children's show after a very NSFW discovery On Sunday, Ed Brody tweeted the following images from a Biff, Chip and Kipper book. Somewhat … [Link]

Mashable » Dame Judi Dench attempts to say her own name super fast, crushes it

Monday 25 September 9:34:58 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Imagine if your own name was a terrible tongue twister. Now imagine James Corden demanding that you repeat it over and over as fast as you can in front of a live audience. Now you know the nightmare that is Dame Judi Dench's existence. The actress went on The Late Late Show with James Corden and was asked to participate … [Link]

Mashable » This tennis player took a knee but not for the reason you think

Monday 25 September 9:29:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOver the weekend, the NFL knee protest really went bombastic, with hundreds of players staging a protest during the pre-match national anthems after Trump's rants against them.  SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests are about police violence, not the military or the Constitution So naturally when Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios took a knee in centre court before his Laver Cup match against … [Link]

Mashable » Couple's dream wedding at Costco is one we can aspire to

Monday 25 September 9:11:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAh, Costco: Where you can buy your wedding cake, and eat it there too.  As Sue Berkeley and Eli Bob from Sydney, Australia, did, when they got married in the Casula store in front of 90 of their friends and family on Saturday.  SEE ALSO: Wedding guest shares photo of five other people wearing same dress While it might not be … [Link]

Mashable » Twitter is bringing a stripped down version to Android, targeting developing markets

Monday 25 September 8:53:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwitter is packaging its data-friendly, space-saving Lite mobile web app into a native app version, starting with Android. The social media firm is testing the Android app only in the Philippines for now, paving the way for a mainstream release down the road, TechCrunch reports. SEE ALSO: Twitter's crackdown on terrorism appears to be working Like the mobile web version that … [Link]

Slashdot » Ray Kurzweil Explains Why Technology Won't Eliminate Human Jobs

Monday 25 September 7:30:00 UTC 2017

Futurist Ray Kurzweil, now a director of engineering at Google, made an interesting argument in a new interview with Fortune: We have already eliminated all jobs several times in human history. How many jobs circa 1900 exist today? If I were a prescient futurist in 1900, I would say, "Okay, 38% of you work on farms; 25% of you work … [Link]

Mashable » Australia's new space agency will coordinate the country's 'somewhat disjointed' capabilities

Monday 25 September 7:22:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAustralia wants a slice of the booming private space industry, and it's launching an agency to capitalise on it. The Australian Government announced on Monday at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide that it would commit to launching a space agency, following a review of the country's space capability and years of calls to establish one. SEE ALSO: Surreal astronaut photos … [Link]

Mashable » Madonna's son belting out 'Holiday' in the car is the best DIY 'Carpool Karaoke'

Monday 25 September 6:15:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf your mum posted a video of you belting out Madonna's "Holiday" in the car on your birthday, you'd probably want to melt into a puddle of embarrassment. Unless your mum happens to be Madonna. SEE ALSO: Madonna hasn't been able to get her FedEx delivery because they refuse to believe she's actually Madonna Celebrating the birthday of her son, David … [Link]

Mashable » Make this beatboxed cover of 'The Phantom of the Opera' the cool video you catch today

Monday 25 September 6:06:41 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Okay, you thought you knew Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. But this beatbox version of the musical's eponymous song is unlike any other cover out there. Singapore beatboxer Dharni Ng starts out the video with the song's iconic bassline, before Polish soprano Edyta Krzemień sings over his beats. Krzemień's amazing whistle register makes this one to watch, … [Link]

The Joy of Tech » JoT #2454: Reality, augmented.

Monday 25 September 5:18:30 UTC 2017

JoT thumbAs Joni says… Don't it always seem to go, That you don't know what you've got 'till it's gone [Link]

Mashable » 300 million-year-old, 1.2 mile mountain range will be lit up as a giant piece of art

Monday 25 September 4:36:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOne canvas, two kilometres (1.2 miles) long, 300 million years old. The first Aboriginal light festival of its kind in the world, Parrtjima, is back for another year. It's an annual, free, ten-night festival celebrating Arrernte (Central Australian) art and culture, held in Mparntwe (Alice Springs, Australia) from Sept. 22 to Oct. 1. Numerous large-scale light works are being switched on … [Link]

Slashdot » Australia Finally Creates Its Own National Space Agency

Monday 25 September 4:34:00 UTC 2017

50 years after Australia became the third country to launch a satellite into space, they had another big announcement. An anonymous reader quotes AFP: Australia on Monday committed to creating a national space agency as it looks to cash in on the lucrative and fast-evolving astronautical sector. The announcement came at a week-long Adelaide space conference attended by the world's … [Link]

Mashable » Klingons on 'Star Trek: Discovery' feel a little too real in the age of Trump

Monday 25 September 2:30:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Klingons are back on Star Trek: Discovery — and they're more scary and interesting than ever. They've come a long way over the years. On the original series, they were mostly scheming, villainous foils to the Enterprise crew. In the early movies, their forehead ridges and warrior aesthetic were further developed.  SEE ALSO: 'Star Trek: Discovery' announces companion show for … [Link]

Slashdot » 'Banned Books Week' Recognizes 2016's Most-Censored Books (and Comic Books)

Monday 25 September 1:38:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes Newsweek: The American Library Association's yearly Banned Books Week, held this year between Sunday September 24 and Saturday September 30, is both a celebration of freedom and a warning against censorship. Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries, the event spotlights the … [Link]

Mashable » 'Star Trek Discovery' premiere review: Smart, serious sci-fi on a slow burn

Monday 25 September 1:30:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookStar Trek history was made Sunday night, and not just because of Sonequa Martin-Green — who, as Michael Burnham, became the pioneering black female protagonist this franchise deserves. (Seriously, the camera can't get enough of her, delivering epic hero shot after epic hero shot.)  It's more than that. For the first time in the history of Star Trek, we're not getting … [Link]

Mashable » 'Outlander' episode 3 makes one huge change from the books; showrunner Ron Moore explains why

Monday 25 September 1:01:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis recap contains spoilers for Outlander Season 3, episode 3, "All Debts Paid." Episode 3 of Outlander Season 3 is a pretty big deal for fans of Diana Gabaldon's novels: Not only does it reintroduce a pivotal character in Lord John William Grey (all grown up and decidedly more dashing than the last time we saw him in Season 2, now … [Link]

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