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 » Katy Perry's $9.5-million mansion will make you roar

Friday 29 September 23:28:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you've ever felt like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind, then this house is for you. Pop singer Katy Perry has her Hollywood Hills mansion up for sale — for $9.5 million, according to real estate website Trulia. SEE ALSO: 'American Idol' confirms new judges and Twitter is…surprisingly pumped? The 1954 house/mansion/LA palace is really a compound with four … [Link]

Slashdot » Apple Reports 400 Percent Rise In National Security Requests

Friday 29 September 23:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Next Web: Apple received a record number of national security orders this year, according to its bi-annual report published this week. The company stated it received more than 13,250 national security requests affecting over 9,000 accounts in the first half of 2017. Compared to the same period in 2015, this represents a … [Link]

Mashable » Here are the top 10 best cinematographers from every era and across the world

Friday 29 September 23:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis week we're looking back at best DP's to ever let light touch film. From every era, from all over the world, from all walks of life, these are the best cinematographers of all time. Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more…More about Vertigo, Top 10, Lawrence Of Arabia, Citizen Kane, and Cinematography [Link]

Mashable » Celebrate 'Star Trek: Discovery' with some trekkie stuff

Friday 29 September 22:45:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Star Trek: Discovery finally came out last week and from what we hear, it's pretty dope so far. Any honorary member of Starfleet is going to want to enhance their viewing experience, so here's some sweet Star Trek swag that can help you do … [Link]

Mashable » Trump's new scandal proves Teflon Don can't beat America's hatred for air travel

Friday 29 September 22:40:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMuch like Donald Trump, the Trump administration seemed to be made of a cutting-edge, space-age substance to which nothing could stick. Teflon Don didn't even start to capture it.  Then, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was caught taking chartered flights on taxpayer money. The scandal peaked on Friday afternoon when Price unceremoniously resigned. Of all the scandals that have … [Link]

Slashdot » Department of Justice Demands Facebook Information From 'Anti-Administration Activists'

Friday 29 September 22:40:00 UTC 2017

PopeRatzo shares a report from CNN: Trump administration lawyers are demanding the private account information of potentially thousands of Facebook users in three separate search warrants served on the social media giant, according to court documents obtained by CNN. The warrants specifically target the accounts of three Facebook users who are described by their attorneys as "anti-administration activists who have … [Link]

Mashable » You can't really talk about Miley Cyrus' new album without talking about Demi Lovato's, too

Friday 29 September 22:24:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTen years ago, two young teenagers burst onto the Disney Channel scene, bright-eyed and eager to make their mark—and somehow, we're still talking about them today.  Miley Cyrus—spawn of the man behind "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus—was granted the golden unofficial title of Disney Channel's reigning queen (54 million viewers do not lie) back in 2007. As the star of … [Link]

Mashable » This Kickstarter project is about to make mopping a hands free-job

Friday 29 September 22:22:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Out of all the household chores you can do, mopping may be the most worst — it's boring, it hurts your back, and moving furniture to clean underneath? It's a no from me. Some engineers realized how time consuming and tedious of a job … [Link]

Slashdot » US Slashing Embassy Staff In Cuba Because of Apparent Sonic 'Attacks'

Friday 29 September 22:00:00 UTC 2017

PolygamousRanchKid shares a report from The Washington Post (Warning: may be paywalled; alternative source): The United States is yanking more than half its diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Havana and warning Americans not to visit Cuba, saying it is for their own safety after a string of mysterious injuries harmed at least 21 Americans stationed there. "We have no … [Link]

Mashable » Mom mistakes poor pet crab for giant terrifying spider

Friday 29 September 21:59:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSebastian was right: the human world is definitely a mess. A teeny pet crab named Crabby managed to escape his tank, and was out for a stroll through his owner's home when the unthinkable occurred: he was mistaken by his caretaker's mother for a large spider.  The resulting video's racked up more than 4,000 retweets on Twitter, and probably way more … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Meet the New Breed of Developer (Found at the Nearly 70 Year-Old ASICS)

Friday 29 September 21:54:33 UTC 2017

Whether you're leading your decades-old organization through a digital transformation or you're a developer plotting out your career path, you'd better get to know and understand the new breed of developer. For those of you who grew up in the 70's watching Superman on TV, I'm reminded of words from the opening credits to that TV series: "Faster than a … [Link]

Mashable » Don't send a girl you've never met a drawing you've made of her face

Friday 29 September 21:53:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf there's one thing women can all agree on, it's that we don't like being internet stalked. And yet certain men never seem to get the message. Take it from Natalie Steinbrink. She was recently Tindstagrammed — when someone from Tinder finds you on Instagram and slides into your DMs. But the "random tinder guy" who reached out to her also … [Link]

Mashable » Passenger Drone is a futuristic aircraft that has actually flown with passengers IRL

Friday 29 September 21:42:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe’ve seen multiple flying car self-flying electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) concepts lately, as short air travel has been tabbed as a next-gen solution for urban transportation issues. But many of those crafts are still in the early design stages. The latest company to debut its designs for a flying machine is Passenger Drone, which emerged from a three-year-long stealth … [Link]

Mashable » If you didn't know, Puerto Rico is surrounded by ocean water, according to Trump

Friday 29 September 21:42:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPuerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, has not been helped by much President Trump.  The U.S. territory has been suffering from a humanitarian crisis over the past week. And while the president hasn't introduced any relief package to Congress, Trump hasn't shied away from discussing Puerto Rico's poor infrastructure and financial problems.  So there's no surprise he's adding the … [Link]

Mashable » HOPii is an all-in-one personal brewery that fits on your countertop

Friday 29 September 21:41:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Hey, craft beer fans: unless you're drinking fresh from the tank you don't actually know what true craft beer is supposed to taste like. At least not according to Chris Shelton, Master Brewer at HOPii. He says that the bottling and distribution process introduces … [Link]

Mashable » Idris Elba auditioned to play Gaston in 'Beauty and the Beast' and I don't even know what I want anymore

Friday 29 September 21:38:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOf all the wonderful things about this year's Beauty and the Beast remake, Gaston ranked somewhere near the very top. As played by Luke Evans, he was so perfect – a pure paragon! – that he very nearly outshone the beauty and the beast themselves. What I'm trying to say here is that I wouldn't have traded Evans' performance in that … [Link]

Mashable » Cry of the Week: Download 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' and let the tears flow

Friday 29 September 21:32:51 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Welcome to our weekly series "Cry of the Week," in which we highlight whatever moment made us ugly cry on our couches the most in the past seven days. If you're of a certain age in this time period, you've lived through three Spider-Men. You've been to midnight releases with Tobey Maguire, cautiously fallen in love with Andrew Garfield and … [Link]

Mashable » This smartphone magnifier can make you feel like you're watching a mini TV

Friday 29 September 21:29:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Streaming movies and TV shows on your phone is probably the most convenient thing ever — until you realize you're squinting to follow along. Good news: you can now turn your smartphone videos into blown-up retro masterpieces on this smartphone magnifier.  SEE ALSO: How … [Link]

Mashable » Drinking in a canoe is illegal in Canada, but that could soon change

Friday 29 September 21:29:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTipsy canoeing may soon be a thing — at least, if the Canadian government relaxes some of its impaired driving laws. Throughout Canada, it's currently illegal to drink and boat. If you're found to be under the influence while in a canoe, kayak, raft, or other recreational water vessel, it's like being caught drinking and driving a car. That may change … [Link]

Mashable » The horror of discovering porn for the first time lives on in this video game

Friday 29 September 21:27:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou are home. Alone.  Your fingers rest on the keyboard. Paralyzed. The clock ticks, counting down your minutes. They are limited. Do you dare?  I mean, how could you not? You Must be 18 or Older to Enter is a text-based horror game about discovering porn for the first time as a kid in the '90s. Actually, let's rephrase: You Must … [Link]

Slashdot » South Korea Bans Initial Coin Offerings

Friday 29 September 21:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: South Korea's financial regulator on Friday said it will ban raising money through all forms of virtual currencies, a move that follows similar restrictions in China on initial coin offerings. The Financial Services Commission said all kinds of initial coin offerings (ICO) will be banned as trading of virtual currencies needs to … [Link]

Mashable » Trump administration got a 5-day warning that Maria would be a disaster, so why the surprise?

Friday 29 September 21:16:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn 1900, a fierce hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, where its wall of water pushed ashore, killing between 6,000 and 12,000 people. The Galveston hurricane remains the deadliest hurricane on record in U.S. history, mainly because none of those storm victims had any idea that the storm was coming.  Fast forward more than a century, to when Hurricane Maria tore across the … [Link]

Mashable » This smart lunchbox will give you a crash course in meal prep 101

Friday 29 September 21:14:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. There’s no doubt you’ve seen at least a few Instagram or Facebook posts that show off a collection of well-balanced, beautifully arranged meals for the week. Meal prepping is an art — as evidenced by the fact that it’s all over your feed. Meal … [Link]

Mashable » Welcome to Facebook City

Friday 29 September 21:02:20 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Mashable Reels, Business, and Silicon Valley [Link]

Mashable » Pumpkin Spice season is here — are you ready?

Friday 29 September 20:56:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Fall is a frame of mind, and the relevance of the cult-like lineup of pumpkin spice things is no longer confined to the calendar. As the years since the pumpkin spice latte was revealed pass, the acceptable time period for pumpkin spice flavored items … [Link]

Mashable » Battle of the beds: Serta sues Casper for allegedly ripping off its mattress tech

Friday 29 September 20:50:48 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSerta is suing Casper for patent infringement in a showdown between the country's biggest mattress brand and the leading startup attempting to disrupt it.  Serta alleges that Casper copied its patented design in developing its new Wave mattress and documents the similarities in exhaustive detail over the course of a 40-page lawsuit. "Casper’s unauthorized use is unsurprising given that Casper openly … [Link]

Mashable » You may not have expected that Facebook Live interruption, but there was a reason for it

Friday 29 September 20:47:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOn Wednesday, what seemed like a totally normal Facebook Live broadcast was interrupted with a special message from ABC's Designated Survivor. It began with three excited members from the Mashable team taking part in a new show called Office Game Time, where they take a break from the hectic work day to have some fun.  During this game, a player tried … [Link]

Mashable » Amber Rose refuses to change the name of her SlutWalk to make critics happy

Friday 29 September 20:47:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmber Rose doesn't care what haters think about her.  A few years ago, she cried over their sexist insults, tried to defend herself online, or avoided leaving the house. Then something magical happened to the activist and talk show host.   SEE ALSO: Why Zendaya wants to close the digital divide in classrooms across America "I got to a point where … [Link]

Mashable » Librarian sends back 'cliche' and 'racist' Dr. Seuss books donated by Melania Trump

Friday 29 September 20:47:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn the latest act of bookish resistance, school librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro sent a letter to Melania Trump on Tuesday, rejecting the Dr. Seuss books FLOTUS donated to Cambridgeport School.  The donation was part of the First Lady's National Read a Book Day initiative. The Office of the First Lady said she'd worked with the Department of Education to identify schools … [Link]

Mashable » Why 'Rick and Morty' is the realest show on TV right now

Friday 29 September 20:44:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLike its mad scientist protagonist, at times it feels like Rick and Morty does everything in its power to remain unlikeable. Grotesque, crass, nihilistic, confrontational, distressing, and almost insufferably up-its-own-ass intelligent — it's actually the show's undeniable heart (and tendency to rip it out of your chest) that grounds the sci-fi juggernaut in issues that can hit a little too close … [Link]

Mashable » Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir reveals his key to good vibes

Friday 29 September 20:38:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMashable spoke with Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir about what it takes to maintain good vibes and positive energy.  Read more…More about Music, Mashable Video, Social Good, Phish, and Real Time [Link]

Mashable » Guessing your Android unlock pattern is way too easy

Friday 29 September 20:25:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAndroid unlock patterns might be fun to use, but they're not that secure.  A recent study from the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County revealed that it's incredibly easy to figure out someone's passcode pattern just by peeking over their shoulder ("shoulder surfing") while they enter it.  The researchers recruited almost two thousand subjects to watch over-the-shoulder … [Link]

Mashable » Beyoncé's 'Mi Gente' remix is huge for reggaeton, especially after 'Despacito'

Friday 29 September 20:21:30 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook“Despacito” was just the beginning. With Beyoncé on board, the reggaeton revolution just jumped to a whole other level. What Justin Bieber's remix of Louis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" did for reggaeton's international growth is nothing compared to what's about to happen after Beyoncé released a remix of J Balvin and Willy William's "Mi Gente."  Don't get me wrong, collaborating … [Link]

Mashable » San Juan mayor to Trump: 'We are dying'

Friday 29 September 20:17:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOn Friday afternoon, an emotional Carmen Yulín Cruz, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, gave a passionate press conference in which she ripped the federal U.S. response to Hurricane Maria and made a plea for help. SEE ALSO: Hurricane Maria plunged Puerto Rico into a humanitarian crisis, and help has barely arrived Addressing members of the media, Cruz slammed FEMA's response, … [Link]

Slashdot » Spanish Court Orders Google To Delete App Used For Catalan Independence Vote

Friday 29 September 20:15:00 UTC 2017

From a report: Catalonia's High Court on Friday ordered Google to delete an application that it said Catalan separatists were using to spread information about a disputed independence vote this Sunday. The court said the "On Votar 1-Oct" application on the Google Play smartphone app store opposed an order in September from Spain's Constitutional Court to suspend the referendum while … [Link]

Mashable » Google is building competitor to the Amazon Echo Show, says report

Friday 29 September 20:11:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGoogle is developing a clandestine home device to compete with the Amazon Echo Show, according to a new TechCrunch report. The device is supposedly codenamed "Manhattan." Google's forthcoming home device is reportedly similar to the Echo Show, in screen size and capability. In case you didn't already know, the Echo Show is a tabletop smart device that incorporates Amazon's intelligent personal … [Link]

Mashable » 'American Idol' confirms new judges and Twitter is…surprisingly pumped?

Friday 29 September 20:08:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAt this point in "2017," we know time is but a construct. The new season of Will and Grace has started, the Blade Runner sequel is coming to theaters, and American Idol is gearing up for its latest iteration (still with Ryan Seacrest). ABC confirmed Friday that Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan would be joining Katy Perry as judges, and the … [Link]

Mashable » Here is our top 10 most brilliant cinematographers of all time

Friday 29 September 20:07:50 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook This week we're looking back at best Directors of Photography to ever let light touch film. From every era, from all over the world, from all walks of life, these are the best cinematographers of all time. Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more… More about Vertigo, Movie Lists, Rear Window, Lawrence Of Arabia, and Citizen Kane … [Link]

Mashable » Indie game reveals the sad truth about your childhood friendships

Friday 29 September 19:57:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRemember when friendships were easy? Whoever sat behind you in homeroom became your best friend by virtue of sharing last-name first letters. You hung out with the kid down the block 'cause they had whatever Nintendo or Sega system you weren’t allowed to have. You’d bond over shared taste in music or humor. Not so easy anymore, is it? We still … [Link]

Mashable » Air Force superintendent tells racists to get out after racial slur incident

Friday 29 September 19:26:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSuperintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria addressed the racial incident at the USAFA Preparatory School. A note was left on a message board that belonged to five African-American cadets.  Silveria told troops to record his speech for future reference, stating that if one can't treat someone with dignity and respect, then get out.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, United States Of America, … [Link]

Slashdot » Internet Activists Urge Congress to Fire Trump's FCC Chief Ajit Pai

Friday 29 September 19:25:00 UTC 2017

Open internet advocates and Democratic lawmakers are mounting a last-ditch effort to remove Federal Communications Commission chief Ajit Pai over his anti-net neutrality stance, just days before Pai is set to be approved by the Senate for a new term. From a report: Since being elevated by President Trump to lead the FCC in January, Pai has become the bete … [Link]

Mashable » Apple is investigating reports iPhone 8 Plus devices bursting open

Friday 29 September 19:16:29 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, Smartphones, Iphone 8, Tech, and Iphone [Link]

Slashdot » What Isn't Telegram Saying About Its Connections To the Kremlin?

Friday 29 September 18:48:00 UTC 2017

The supposedly secure messaging app Telegram has employees in St. Petersburg in the same building as Kremlin-influenced social network VK, news outlet the Outline reported on Friday citing multiple sources. William Turton, reporting for The Outline: Anton Rozenberg, a software developer and former employee of Telegram's parent company, is saying that there are Telegram employees working out of the historic … [Link]

Mashable » Nikolaj Coster-Waldau thinks Jaime is doomed to become a wight on 'Game of Thrones'

Friday 29 September 18:46:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGame of Thrones has always loved killing your faves, but as the final season approaches we may have to deal with something more disturbing: Our faves getting turned into ice zombies. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime, has this concern at the top of his mind, and he's terrified. “I really don’t want to have a scene with all those White Walkers … [Link]

Mashable » Tom Price probably wishes he could take back these tweets on 'reckless' government spending

Friday 29 September 18:45:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs the taxpayer-footed price tag of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's private travel balloons to over $1 million, he’s probably wishing that he could take back some of his harsh statements about "reckless" government spending right about now. On Sept. 21, Politico reported that Price took private charter planes when inexpensive commercial options were available. These private flights reportedly … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Flashpoint Launches v4 of its Business Risk Intelligence API

Friday 29 September 18:38:14 UTC 2017

Flashpoint, business risk intelligence (BRI) solution provider, recently announced version 4 of its Flashpoint API. The API provides programmatic access to its suite of cyber security tools including (e.g. Finished Intelligence, Deep & Dark Web treats, etc.). With v4, Flashpoint has introduced a new dataset within the API: Risk Intelligence Observables (RIOs). [Link]

Mashable » The DOJ wants to know if you liked this anti-Trump Facebook page

Friday 29 September 18:36:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Department of Justice wants to know more about the people who liked an anti-Trump Facebook page before the president's inauguration.  Turns out the government issued three warrants to Facebook on Feb. 9, one of which the ACLU has called "overbroad" and all of which the group is now fighting in a Washington, D.C. court.  SEE ALSO: I went ghost hunting … [Link]

Mashable » This may be the smartest $99 ball you'll ever own

Friday 29 September 18:30:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRemember when we just played catch? Those were good, simpler times. Of course, we put aside our footballs and super bouncy balls for virtual ones on our smart phones and, in the process, life got a little less active and, maybe, a little less interesting. Perhaps the best ways to reintroduce inflatable balls to playtime is to make them as smart … [Link]

Mashable » Lynda Carter is having none of James Cameron's anti-Wonder Woman nonsense

Friday 29 September 18:22:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou’d think people would know better by now than to mess with Wonder Woman. Apparently, though, James Cameron didn't get the memo – he's been running around town criticizing the recent movie at every opportunity. And now Wonder Woman herself is coming for him.  SEE ALSO: Male Hollywood type James Cameron dismisses 'Wonder Woman' as just more male Hollywood BS Lynda … [Link]

Mashable » How to become an urban farmer from the comfort of your kitchen

Friday 29 September 18:21:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Organic food has never been more popular, with traditional grocery stores upping their organic game and Amazon getting in on the action with their Whole Foods buyout. If you truly want to know where your food comes from though, you need to grow it … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Why Puerto Rico still has no electrical power and how to fix it

Friday 29 September 18:20:00 UTC 2017

Hurricane Maria is long gone but almost all of Puerto Rico has been left without a power supply, and restarting the national grid from scratch will be very difficult [Link]

Mashable » Trump to Puerto Rico: Show us the money

Friday 29 September 18:07:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWith Puerto Rico in a worsening humanitarian crisis, President Donald Trump continues to hold the U.S. territory's debt over its head. It is difficult to fathom just how irresponsible and entirely beside the point Puerto Rico's debt is when it comes to its current situation. Puerto Ricans are Americans, just like the people in parts of Texas and Florida that the … [Link]

Slashdot » Critical EFI Code in Millions of Macs Isn't Getting Apple's Updates

Friday 29 September 18:05:00 UTC 2017

Andy Greenberg, writing for Wired:At today's Ekoparty security conference, security firm Duo plans to present research on how it delved into the guts of tens of thousands of computers to measure the real-world state of Apple's so-called extensible firmware interface, or EFI. This is the firmware that runs before your PC's operating system boots and has the potential to corrupt … [Link]

Mashable » Now the Commodore 64 is getting the miniature makeover

Friday 29 September 17:57:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOh, nostalgia. Gotta love it. Keeping with the trend of blasts from gaming consoles past, the Commodore 64 — you know, the best-selling home computer from the 80s — is being revived and shrunken down into the C64 Mini. SEE ALSO: Can you remember all 18 games that launched with the NES in 1985? In a press release, Retro Games Ltdannounced … [Link]

Mashable » 5 strategies for keeping your edge in your new startup job

Friday 29 September 17:56:56 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook (function() { var s = document.createElement('script&~ s.type = 'text/javascript'; s.async = !0; s.src = '// var d = document.getElementsByTagName(&quot~ d.parentNode.insertBefore(s, d); })(); In any new job, you want to start out strong and show your coworkers and bosses that hiring you was the right decision. And when you land a job in the competitive startup world, it’s even more crucial … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon's new Echo Spot is here to replace your alarm clock

Friday 29 September 17:55:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmazon has released a new Echo device. It's a much more attractive, smaller and more nightstand-friendly device. Read more…More about Amazon, Mashable Video, Sleep, Amazon Echo, and Echo [Link]

Geek Culture » Space X Earth to Earth transport…

Friday 29 September 17:51:28 UTC 2017

Most the fun is getting there! [Link]

Mashable » Forever 21 and Taco Bell got the sauce in this unconventional fashion collaboration

Friday 29 September 17:36:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFast fashion and fast food finally collide in this bizarre upcoming collaboration between Forever 21 and Taco Bell.  The creator of the fourth meal and the seller of the $4 T-shirt will team up for a fashion collection highlighting the tremendously delicious and less-than-heathly food served by the fast food chain. This will be Taco Bell’s first ever fashion collection but … [Link]

Mashable » Star Wars Halloween costumes for your pet because it's never too early to start planning

Friday 29 September 17:32:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The galaxy may be far, far away, but Halloween is sooner than you think. It’s time to get those costumes figured out. Look no further than the Star Wars universe. SEE ALSO: There's a major sale on Star Wars gear going on right now … [Link]

Mashable » Rabbi in Puerto Rico pleads for help as congregation suffers on eve of Yom Kippur

Friday 29 September 17:30:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRabbi Mendel Zarchi and his wife Rachel Zarchi have spent 19 years building up a small Jewish congregation in Puerto Rico. To do so, they've drawn from Jewish communities as far away as Canada, Israel, and other nations.  Right now, the rabbi is busy preparing for Yom Kippur services, which begin on Friday at sundown and mark the start of the … [Link]

Slashdot » Linux LTS Kernels To Now Be Maintained For Six Years

Friday 29 September 17:25:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader writes: In a bid to help Android smartphone vendors the Linux LTS (Long Term Support) kernels will now be maintained for a period of six years. The Linux LTS initiative backed by the Linux Foundation has supported annual LTS kernels for two years worth of updates, but that is being changed for Linux 4.4+ at the request … [Link]

Mashable » For teens, by teens: A new startup accelerator embraces tech's youth movement

Friday 29 September 17:07:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s a tried and true trope of startups: the 21-year-old college dropout founder with a brilliant idea. These days, however, 21 just ain't that young. A startup accelerator called the Tardigrade Group wants to push future founders to get started earlier. The startup incubator for teens, by teens, recruits and supports entrepreneurial high-schoolers that want to get serious about their ideas.  … [Link]

Mashable » New study finds small percentage of Macs are running insecure firmware

Friday 29 September 17:05:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you own a Mac and haven't upgraded to the new High Sierra OS, your system could be vulnerable to threats like Thunderstrike, a malware attack that enters through your computer's Thunderbolt port. Researchers from Duo Security published a white paper today explaining the potential issues, which was first noticed by 9to5Mac. The firm analyzed 73,324 Mac computers and found that, … [Link]

Mashable » It's just a tent, guys

Friday 29 September 17:05:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou like naps, right? The hopeful entrepreneurs behind the Pause Pod do, too.  So they invented what they're calling, "the world's first private pop up space suitable for all your relaxation needs." Friends, it's a tent. It's a small tent! It comes in a round storage tote that you're ostensibly supposed carry around, awaiting the moment you decide you need a … [Link]

Slashdot » Ask Slashdot: Whatever Happened To the 'Year of Linux on Desktop'?

Friday 29 September 16:45:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader writes: Investors, enthusiasts, and Linux distro makers have for more than a decade projected that the upcoming year will be the year of Linux on the desktop platform. But we just can't seem to get to that year for some reason. Windows continues to dominate the consumer market. Apple's macOS X is quickly gaining ground among business … [Link]

Mashable » Boy, there sure was a lot of MCU tech in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Friday 29 September 16:44:22 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook b17b 2194%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ those other movies sure have left a lot of high-tech debris around the MCU. ","image":"http~ there sure was a lot of MCU tech in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'","sources~ homecoming","sec0":n~ homecoming","videoSeriesN~ More about Movies, Spider Man Homecoming, Entertainment, Comic Culture, and Movies Tv Shows [Link]

Mashable » San Juan mayor slams Trump official's claim that Puerto Rico response is a 'good news' story

Friday 29 September 16:35:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOn Friday, Mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulín Cruz did not contain her disgust and incredulity at the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke's statement to CNN that the Trump administration's emergency response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is a "good news story."  Mayor Cruz countered Duke's statement with an impassioned plea that should amount to a reality check … [Link]

Mashable » Sarah Jessica Parker confirms 'Sex and the City 3' is no more

Friday 29 September 16:23:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you couldn't help but wonder whether or not there would there be a third Sex and the City movie, sadly the answer, finally, officially, is no. On Thursday Carrie Bradshaw herself (aka Sarah Jessica Parker) told Extra the third installation in the Sex and the City movie franchise is no-go. SEE ALSO: YAS KWEENS! 'Broad City' now has a line … [Link]

Mashable » Netflix's 'Big Mouth' celebrates puberty with a uterus crop circle you can see from space

Friday 29 September 16:18:16 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Netflix's Big Mouth is about all the horrors of puberty, and what more wonderfully weird way could there be to celebrate that than a "space uterus?" In a new Netflix video, show creators Nick Kroll and Jessi Klein literally walk us through a crop circle in the shape of the female reproductive system. Ah, anatomy. SEE ALSO: Amazon embraces the … [Link]

Mashable » Disney World is having some real spelling trouble on one of its new road signs

Friday 29 September 16:07:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookC’mon, Disney World. Do better. A hard-to-miss typo displayed on a road sign at Florida's Walt Disney World Resort has been leaving drivers a bit puzzled. SEE ALSO: Even Disney World is closing (for the 5th time ever) because of Hurricane Irma Magic Kingdom: check.  Disney Springs: check.  Epoct: wait, that can't be right.  This goofy spelling error was posted on … [Link]

Mashable » The week's geekiest question: Which version of 'Blade Runner' to watch?

Friday 29 September 16:05:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBlade Runner 2049 is almost upon us — and the early buzz from screenings suggests that director Denis Villeneuve has done an excellent job adding to the world of Ridley Scott's 1982 cult favorite, Blade Runner.  Naturally, as a geek who wants to be prepared and fully hyped for such cultural events, you are considering watching (or rewatching) Scott's original Blade … [Link]

Slashdot » Elon Musk Proposes City-to-City Travel By Rocket, Right Here on Earth

Friday 29 September 16:05:00 UTC 2017

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled revised plans to travel to the Moon and Mars at a space industry conference today, but he ended his talk with a pretty incredible promise: using that same interplanetary rocket system for long-distance travel on Earth. From a report: Musk showed a demonstration of the idea onstage, claiming that it will allow passengers to take … [Link]

Mashable » Dubai is building a massive Mars prototype city in the desert

Friday 29 September 16:02:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDubai certainly doesn't shy away from grand, magnificent projects, but this is truly something else.  SEE ALSO: There are many ways that companies can do good in this world, and now is the time to do it The United Arab Emirates government has assigned world-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of the aptly named BIG study, to build nothing less than a … [Link]

Mashable » One traveler loved annoying his girlfriend, while she slowly lost patience

Friday 29 September 16:00:31 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Remember when you were a kid on vacation and you would always ask, “are we there yet?”  Well LTavvy decided to remix the classic line in this travel video by constantly asking his poor, beleagured girlfriend, “Tara, where are we?”   The video mostly documents scenes of their exotic and fantastic-looking travels, while Tara turns and looks at the camera … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb »'s Build Looks To Greatly Simplify API Provisioning and Consumption (video)

Friday 29 September 15:47:56 UTC 2017, one of the services that has greatly simplified the process of documenting technologies like APIs, is taking its popularity with API providers to the next level with a new offering called Build. Working off its tradition of simplicity, Build simplifies the design, provisioning and consumption of APIs by taking the same files that drive's auto-documentation capability and extending … [Link]

Mashable » Have a case of wanderlust? Your genes could explain why

Friday 29 September 15:28:26 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f81916%2fa922695e d250 4f7d a606 54699eed65bc Read more… {"player":{"descript~ wondered why some people seem born to travel? We may have our genes to thank for this characteristic.","image&q~ a case of wanderlust? Your genes could explain why","sources":[{&qu~ More about Travel, Supported, Genetics, Wanderlust, and Culture [Link]

Mashable » FAA just banned drones from flying near national landmarks

Friday 29 September 15:27:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe National Park Service prohibited drone flying inside its parks in 2014. Now, the federal government is banning drones from even getting near 10 specific landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it will "restrict drone flights up to 400 feet" from the boundaries of this varied collection of national park … [Link]

Slashdot » Ubuntu To Stop Offering 32-Bit ISO Images, Joining Many Other Linux Distros

Friday 29 September 15:25:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader writes: Canonical engineer Dimitri John Ledkov announced on Wednesday that Ubuntu does not plan to offer 32-bit ISO installation images for its new OS version starting with the next release — Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) scheduled for release on October 19. The decision comes after month-long discussions on the dwindling market share of 32-bit architectures. Ledkov made … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon's first NFL game: the Brits were great, but plenty of room to improve

Friday 29 September 15:23:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmazon’s first game was fine.  In many ways, it was the typical experience of live TV over the internet. There were bugs, but it worked. The stream did well, something that's not always the case, especially for first-time streamers of live events. There was a sound problem that got fixed. The ads were the typical internet TV ad experience—which means plenty … [Link]

Mashable » 'Marvel's Inhumans' is all the worst parts of the superhero genre in one soulless package

Friday 29 September 15:21:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookI saw Marvel's Inhumans for free at the show's IMAX premiere, and I still want my money back.  I can only imagine how fans who forked out actual cash dollars must feel (I'm betting "outraged") — a cursory glance at the snarky Fandango reviews indicates that large format theaters charged between $13-23 for the ordeal, with some audience members seemingly unaware … [Link]

Mashable » 13 Incredibly Handy New iOS 11 Features

Friday 29 September 15:18:38 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Iphone, Ios 11, Mashable Reels, Sn Reels, and Tech [Link]

Mashable » These mesmerizing creatures are actually kinetic sculptures made out of plastic pipes

Friday 29 September 15:17:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor the last 27 years, Theo Jansen – a Dutch kinetic sculpture – has been creating new forms of life out of plastic pipes. His beach creatures, called 'Strandbeest,' get their energy from the wind.  The "DNA code" they share, says Jansen, is the proportions between their spine and the pipes that make up their feet. These numbers mean they can … [Link]

Mashable » 'Boy Meets World' is finally streaming. Here's 5 episodes to watch right now

Friday 29 September 15:13:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHulu is on a mission and so far, crushing it. After casually winning an Emmy and saving 30 Rock from its Netflix eviction the streaming company has now added Boy Meets World, Dinosaurs, and Home Improvement. The shows will join many more beloved '90s sitcoms that live on Hulu, including Full House, Will and Grace, Seinfeld, and more.  SEE ALSO: All … [Link]

Mashable » Keep tabs on loved ones at all times with this Harry Potter-inspired clock

Friday 29 September 15:12:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Molly Weasley is #goals for so many reasons, not the least of which is her (sometimes overbearing) dedication to her family. Just because you're a muggle, though, doesn't mean you can't be the magical matriarch of your own brood by keeping tabs on them … [Link]

Mashable » 'Blade Runner 2049' is so good, you won't even mind the 163-minute runtime. Probably.

Friday 29 September 15:08:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBelieve the buzz: Blade Runner 2049 really is that good. Mashable's own Josh Dickey was over the moon about it, gushing that it's "as good as sci-fi gets in this world."  SEE ALSO: We've predicted the Rotten Tomatoes score for 'Blade Runner 2049' And he wasn't the only one bowled over by the Denis Villeneuve-directed sci-fi sequel. Often, early hype for … [Link]

Mashable » Air Force superintendent condemns racism after slurs were posted on academy message boards

Friday 29 September 15:01:23 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook After racial slurs were written on message boards in the USAFA Preparatory School this week, Air Force Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria spoke in front of cadets, faculty, and candidates to condemn racism. Silveria delivered a five-minute speech before members of the Academy to reiterate the power of diversity and the responsibility each human being has to fight hate. … [Link]

Mashable » This HD adventure camera is everything your smartphone camera isn't

Friday 29 September 14:53:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Your smartphone camera may pack a lot of megapixels into a pocket-sized package, but when it comes to keeping up with your adventures, it often falls short. You probably wouldn’t use your phone to record a snowboarding run, a snorkeling expedition, or a freefall … [Link]

Mashable » Hungry skunk got into a sticky McSituation, but one officer came to the rescue

Friday 29 September 14:50:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA skunk got a little too much McLovin' for its own good.  Motorcycle officer David McKinnon of the York Maine Police rescued a skunk after it got stuck in a McDonald's McFlurry cup. Animals have a sweet tooth too, though we're all wondering how he got his head stuck inside in the first place.  It's hard enough for humans to scoop … [Link]

Slashdot » Chaos and Hackers Stalk Investors on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Friday 29 September 14:45:00 UTC 2017

From a report: Dan Wasyluk discovered the hard way that trading cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin happens in an online Wild West where sheriffs are largely absent. Wasyluk and his colleagues raised bitcoins for a new tech venture and lodged them in escrow at a company running a cryptocurrency exchange called Moolah. Just months later the exchange collapsed; the man behind … [Link]

Mashable » Make a giant career change into digital marketing for just $20

Friday 29 September 14:33:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The good news: social media and digital marketing can unlock massive conversion and revenue, taking your business to the next level of success. The not-so-good news: managing your own personal website and social media account won't exactly prepare you for a marketing job at … [Link]

Mashable » How to decide if you should confront that annoying coworker

Friday 29 September 14:18:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCo-workers can be your closest confidantes, or they can be the people you dread seeing in the morning. We all know a few of both. Other people’s annoying habits, from taking personal calls all day long to consistently forgetting to copy you on important emails, can ruin a workday or—worst case scenario—your success within the company. So, if you’ve got a … [Link]

Mashable » 'Will and Grace' went all in on Trump and people were here for it

Friday 29 September 14:14:07 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook NBC's Will and Grace revival premiered Thursday on NBC, and it was mere seconds before the show got political (in a game of Heads Up, Will says "hostage" for the clue; Grace guesses "Melania!"). A small subset of curious first-time viewers and older fans were put off by the overt politics of the premiere, but most Will and Grace fans … [Link]

Mashable » No, this NFL player didn't burn a U.S. flag in the locker room

Friday 29 September 14:12:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAnother day, another chapter in the ongoing feud between Donald Trump and NFL players who are taking the knee in protest against police brutality.  SEE ALSO: The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful, unprecedented protest You might have seen on Twitter or Facebook this picture that purportedly depicts an NFL player burning the U.S. flag in the … [Link]

Slashdot » Equifax CEO Richard Smith Who Oversaw Breach To Collect $90 Million

Friday 29 September 14:05:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: The CEO of Equifax is retiring from the credit reporting bureau with a pay day worth as much as $90 million — or roughly 63 cents for every customer whose data was potentially exposed in its recent security breach. Richard Smith, 57, is the third Equifax executive to retire under pressure following the company's … [Link]

Mashable » These $200 headphones are on sale for $50 right now

Friday 29 September 14:01:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Awesome deal alert! The Gear IconX wireless smart headphones from Samsung are being slashed from $200 to $50 — if you don't wanna do the math that's 75 percent off.  SEE ALSO: The audio jack is officially dead forever — time to invest in some … [Link]

Mashable » South Korea takes cue from China, bans ICOs

Friday 29 September 13:34:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookInitial Coin Offerings or ICOs are no longer legal in South Korea.  The country's regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC), issued the ban following a meeting Friday, reasoning that ICOs are pushing the market into a "non-productive speculative direction." The regulator has also banned margin trading on cryptocurrencies.  SEE ALSO: China bans ICOs for being full of fraud and pyramid schemes … [Link]

Slashdot » EU Gives Ultimatum To Facebook and Twitter: Obey Us Or We'll Start Regulating

Friday 29 September 13:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: The EU Commission has fired a shot across Facebook and Twitter's bows, having issued a proclamation decreeing that "social media platforms" must do more to remove "illegal content inciting hatred, violence and terrorism online." Although what is said in the EU proclamation is nothing new — indeed, in the UK, the … [Link]

Mashable » I am a real human and I support Mark Zuckerberg for Human President of Earth's United States of America

Friday 29 September 13:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHello I support Normal Human Man Mark Zuckerberg to be Human President.  Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the popular Faced Book is my choice, and the right choice, to be Human President of this great sub-realm of Earth, known handsomely as the United States and America. SEE ALSO: I'm your most oblivious Facebook friend and life is just so good right now, … [Link]

Mashable » 'Blade Runner 2049' is a goddamn sci-fi monument. Here's what to know before you go.

Friday 29 September 12:59:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBlade Runner 2049 is a sci-fi symphony. Everything works together, thoughtfully, intricately and beautifully. Story, script, score, characters, ideas, sound design, visuals — oh my stars, those visuals — all in perfect complement, sparking off showers of greatness to blind the sum of these parts. Denis Villeneuve has allowed himself a luxurious 2 hours, 44 minutes to revisit the Ridley Scott … [Link]

Mashable » This laptop fits flawlessly into any lifestyle

Friday 29 September 12:23:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA laptop plays many critical roles in our everyday lives. Not only is it a trusted travel companion, a workspace, a writing aid, and a canvas, it's also a study guide, a classroom assistant, and a lifeline to our social lives, to the news, and to Game of Thrones.  As arguably the most important piece of technology that you use on … [Link]

Mashable » Harrison Ford talks punching Ryan Gosling on Fallon, regrets very little

Friday 29 September 12:22:01 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Nooo, not Ryan Gosling's beautiful, perfectly symmetrical moneymaker! SEE ALSO: We've predicted the Rotten Tomatoes score for 'Blade Runner 2049' As well as sipping scotch with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show last night, Harrison Ford confirmed the rumour that he had accidentally punched Ryan Gosling in the face while filming Blade Runner 2049. Turns out that Ford managed to … [Link]

Mashable » Sphero Mini: Adorable, cheap, and you can control it with your face

Friday 29 September 12:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook cab8 5a87%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ controllable ball bot for $50.","image":"~ on Sphero Mini","sources":[{&q~ More about Robot, Toy, Sphero, Gadget, and Tech [Link]

Mashable » America, your love for pumpkin spice lattes is a sign your empire is falling

Friday 29 September 11:58:48 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe Brits are eternally grateful for a veritable smorgasbord of inventions the American Empire has brought us. But, there's one invention that our beloved Americans can keep. Because it's a telltale sign their empire is crumbling.  SEE ALSO: Pumpkin Spice Latte? Whatever happened to simple drinks, like my triple foam half-caf chocolateccino Much like the Roman Empire brought us sewage systems, … [Link]

Mashable » Why NASA doesn't have enough money

Friday 29 September 11:30:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNeil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice sit down with NASA's former chief scientist, Ellen Stofan, to discuss the future of NASA and space exploration. Check out the full StarTalk episode 'Let’s Make America Smart Again: The Future of NASA' podcast here. StarTalk on Mashable is a video series, produced by Mashable and StarTalk Radio.  StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio … [Link]

Mashable » Prince Harry needs you to get off your phone and go do something with your life

Friday 29 September 11:23:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRoyalty sure has changed over the centuries. Back in the good old days if you so much as looked at a prince funny he could have you put in the stocks. Nowadays they just give impassioned speeches to young people encouraging optimism and proactiveness. What's the world coming to, eh? SEE ALSO: Toddler steals Prince Harry's popcorn because she doesn't care … [Link]

Mashable » Carmakers took less than a week to make ads for Saudi women who'll soon be able to drive

Friday 29 September 11:07:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s not even one week since Saudi Arabian King Salman announced in a surprise move that the country's controversial ban on women drivers will end on 24 June 2018.  SEE ALSO: Rihanna shows solidarity with Saudi women in touching Instagram post But carmakers are already putting themselves out there to target millions of potentially new drivers in one of the world's … [Link]

Mashable » Elon Musk launches 100-day challenge to build the biggest battery in the world

Friday 29 September 10:40:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookElon Musk's had a busy day. After announcing his goal to get to Mars by 2022 at the International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia on Friday, the Tesla founder headed three hours into the South Australian countryside to launch the building of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery installation — and he's about half done. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk wants SpaceX to fly … [Link]

Mashable » Ygritte's IRL childhood castle is available to rent on Airbnb

Friday 29 September 10:32:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou know nothing, Mashable reader… Sorry, that was a little harsh, but did you know that Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie (a.k.a. the wildling Ygritte) grew up in a 15th century castle in Scotland? And did you know that you can stay in that very same castle? SEE ALSO: Jaime Lannister reveals how Jon Snow got pranked on the set … [Link]

Mashable » Body-positive model Instagrams photo of her cellulite to encourage women to love their bodies

Friday 29 September 10:14:31 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA body-postive model has posted an empowering photo of her cellulite on Instagram in an effort to encourage women to love their bodies.  SEE ALSO: Women destroy body-shamer's tweet in most empowering way Model Sophie Turner posted an image of herself taken from a photo shoot, expressing how it made her feel "angry" to see her cellulite.  "It was on my … [Link]

Slashdot » IBM Now Has More Employees In India Than In the US

Friday 29 September 10:00:00 UTC 2017

New submitter Zorro shares a report from The New York Times (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source): Over the last decade, IBM has shifted its center of gravity halfway around the world to India, making it a high-tech example of the globalization trends that the Trump administration has railed against. Today, the company employs 130,000 people in India — … [Link]

Mashable » Oops, Unilever didn't mean to name its new body soap after Kim Jong-un

Friday 29 September 9:42:31 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThat new KJU line of body soaps and mist fragrances from Unilever isn't named after Kim Jong-un, Unilever would like you to know. It's just that after the name was created and even trademarked, that the company realised what it had done. SEE ALSO: Kim Jong-un just called Trump mentally deranged and everything is fine "It was only after we trademarked … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Elon Musk’s new plans for a moon base and a Mars mission by 2022

Friday 29 September 9:37:09 UTC 2017

SpaceX aims to launch spaceships to Mars within five years with a new rocket design that could also be used on Earth to make rapid around-the-globe trips [Link]

Mashable » J.K. Rowling's candle exploded and it almost certainly wasn't a magical incident, but we can't prove it wasn't

Friday 29 September 9:34:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAsk a writer what they keep around to help them they're working. Perhaps they'll answer: a photo of a loved one, or maybe a peace lily, or even just mounds and mounds of coffee beans that they habitually rub into their gums. But not an exploding candle. SEE ALSO: 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic' documentary with J.K. Rowling heading to … [Link]

Mashable » Lin-Manuel Miranda teases a new song for Puerto Rico aid relief and it's gonna be big

Friday 29 September 9:25:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe situation in Puerto Rico after the passage of Category 4 storm Hurricane Maria is still dire, with many people left without a home, potable water, and food.  SEE ALSO: Photos reveal dire situation unfolding in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria Many stars like Rihanna have urged President Donald Trump to deliver aid to the U.S. territory but Hamilton creator and … [Link]

Mashable » Harrison Ford sips scotch and out-jokes Jimmy Fallon

Friday 29 September 9:01:53 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook He may be scruffy-lookin', but he ain't no nerf-herder. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Fallon just totally crushed J-Law in an axe throwing contest on live TV Harrison Ford appeared on The Tonight Show in what is possibly the most low-fi interview ever. No matter how peppy Fallon gets, Ford stays stalwartly chilled out. So chilled out that Fallon busts out some … [Link]

Mashable » Airbnb asks for hosts to open their homes to volcano evacuees in Bali

Friday 29 September 8:52:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAirbnb is calling for homeowners on the Indonesian island of Bali to offer shelter to the thousands that have been displaced, as the volcano Mount Agung threatens to erupt. By Friday afternoon, over 144,000 people had been evacuated in Bali, reports CNN. SEE ALSO: Scientists discover 91 volcanoes slumbering beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet From now until Oct. 11, Airbnb … [Link]

Mashable » Elon Musk wants SpaceX to fly you anywhere on Earth in under an hour

Friday 29 September 8:44:10 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Everyone agrees, the worst part of long-haul travel is the time it takes to get from one place to another. In Elon Musk's update of SpaceX's Mars plans at the International Astronautical Conference on Friday, he unveiled the company's plans for the BFR — its largest vehicle yet. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk targets Mars by 2022, and using rockets for … [Link]

Mashable » Elon Musk targets Mars by 2022, and using rockets for Earth travel

Friday 29 September 7:10:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe always knew Elon Musk was an ambitious guy, but now he's taken it up a notch. At the International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia on Friday, Musk presented his goal to get to Mars by 2022 — before preparing for a human crew in 2024. SEE ALSO: What's the difference between SpaceX and NASA? "That's not a typo. But it … [Link]

Slashdot » Dubai Proposes Giant Simulated Mars City In the Desert

Friday 29 September 7:00:00 UTC 2017

future guy shares a report from New Atlas: The UAE government has announced it is building the world's largest space simulation city, and to top it off it will be designed by one of the world's flashiest architects, Bjarke Ingels, whose company is literally called BIG. The project is called the Mars Science City and will cover 1.9 million sq … [Link]

Mashable » Uber will teach you how to sign your name in its app

Friday 29 September 3:44:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUber is offering basic sign language lessons in its app, in an effort to support its deaf and hard of hearing drivers. Riders in North America will be able to see a card in the Uber app's messages section, offering to teach basic greetings such as "hello" and "thank you" in American Sign Language (ASL). SEE ALSO: 'See' sounds around you … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon's British NFL commentary charms American football fans

Friday 29 September 3:41:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmazon is giving football fans across the pond a more relatable way to watch America's favorite sport. The internet giant's inaugural Thursday Night Football broadcast not only included Spanish- and Portuguese-language options, but also a U.K. English feed, presumably for Brits struggling with the American accents of the CBS color commentary. SEE ALSO: Actual bears and packers play football in the … [Link]

Mashable » What de-orbiting the International Space Station means

Friday 29 September 3:30:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNeil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice sit down with NASA's former chief scientist, Dr. Ellen Stofan, to discuss what it would entail to de-orbit the International Space Station. Check out the full StarTalk podcast here. StarTalk on Mashable is a video series, produced by Mashable and StarTalk Radio.  StarTalk Radio is a podcast and radio program hosted by Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse … [Link]

Slashdot » AT&T Seeks Supreme Court Review On Net Neutrality Rule

Friday 29 September 3:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: AT&T and other broadband providers asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Obama-era "net neutrality" rule barring internet service providers from slowing or blocking rivals' content. The appeals, filed Thursday, will put new pressure on a rule enacted in 2015 when the Federal Communications Commission was under Democratic control. Filing a … [Link]

Mashable » What 'Mr. Brightside' would sound like as football commentary

Friday 29 September 3:15:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere’s no end to the appeal of "Mr Brightside," the song of bleary nights out and responsible for many rusty voices. It also makes for excellent radio. With the AFL Grand Final on Saturday, the biggest event in Australian rules football, commentator Gerard Whateley tried his hand at mixing football commentary with the hit song on radio station triple j. SEE … [Link]

Mashable » Bad news for YouTube creators who depend on Patreon

Friday 29 September 2:32:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYouTube’s sometimes uneven crackdown on ads placed on offensive content has driven some video creators to the crowd-funding site Patreon for a more reliable source of income. But that alternative may become a bit more difficult after an update the Google-owned site rolled out this week. SEE ALSO: Google now lets you mute an ad because it 'knew too much' Google … [Link]

Mashable » Beyoncé sang in Spanish and everyone is freaking out

Friday 29 September 2:19:32 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere’s no stopping Beyoncé.  On Thursday night, a remix of J Balvin and Willy William's "Mi Gente" dropped — featuring some 🔥🔥🔥 Spanish verses from Queen Bey.  Not only that, she's donating all proceeds from the song to hurricane relief.  I am donating my proceeds from this song to hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other affected Caribbean … [Link]

Slashdot » Chinese Researchers Correct Genetic Mutation In Embryos Using Base Editing

Friday 29 September 2:05:00 UTC 2017

dryriver writes: Chinese researchers have taken tissue from a beta-thallasemia patient, created cloned embryos from that patient's cells, and used a genetic editing technique known as Base Editing to correct the gene mutation that causes beta-thallasemia. The embryos were not implanted in a womb, so no actual babies were created during the procedure. The BBC reports: "Precise 'chemical surgery' has … [Link]

Mashable » Sorry haters, Macklemore's 'Same Love' just charted number one again

Friday 29 September 2:03:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou might not expect Macklemore to be at the centre of a political tussle, but then again, it is Australia. The pop star has been at the centre of criticism from "angry old white dudes" due to his planned performance of "Same Love" at the National Rugby League grand final on Saturday. SEE ALSO: Macklemore's gonna piss off intolerant rugby fans … [Link]

Mashable » Beyoncé gets in on Reggaeton hype to raise money for Puerto Rico, Mexico

Friday 29 September 1:58:50 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook First Justin Bieber, now Beyoncé. Beyoncé joined forces with reggaeton powerhouses J Balvin and Willy William for a remix of their popular hipshaker "Mi Gente" to raise money for Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Caribbean nations ravaged recently by natural disasters.  "I am donating my proceeds from this song to hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other affected … [Link]

Slashdot » California Considers Banning Internal Combustion Engines To Meet Emissions Goals

Friday 29 September 1:25:00 UTC 2017

New submitter Rick Schumann writes about California considering a ban on internal combustion engines: The ban on internal-combustion engine automobiles would be at least 10 years away, and it's unclear at this early stage if it would ban only sales and use of new cars, or ban existing cars as well. There's also no mention of two (or three) wheeled … [Link]

Mashable » Instead of kneeling, teams link arms during Thursday Night Football

Friday 29 September 1:24:49 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook 38d2 7b21%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ intertwined "like the threads on your favorite jersey."","image&quo~ of kneeling, teams link arms during Thursday Night Football","sources":~ a knee","sec0":null,&q~ a knee","videoSeriesName&qu~ More about Nfl, Football, Bears, Protest, and Packers [Link]

Mashable » Walmart's is launching its own line of groceries to compete with Amazon

Friday 29 September 1:15:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWalmart’s is the latest retailer to double down on the online grocery war. The site announced Thursday that it's launching its own in-house grocery label that will encompass household staples like coffee, olive oil, laundry detergent, and paper towels. SEE ALSO: Walmart is getting hip, but it's keeping it a bit of a secret The product line, called Uniquely J, … [Link]

Mashable » We interviewed a robotics expert to learn just how accurate popular movie robots really are

Friday 29 September 1:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWelcome to Reelistic! A new show about how accurate movies really are. This week we talk to robotics expert Dr. Ross Mead about the accuracy of all our favorite movie robots. Subscribe to CineFix for and movie-related content. Read more…More about Microsoft, Robots, Internet, Jessica Chastain, and Realistic [Link]

Mashable » Climbers capture intense footage of yet another rockfall at Yosemite

Friday 29 September 0:58:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor the second day in a row, rockfalls have occurred on El Capitan, a popular rock formation located in Yosemite National Park in California. The national park confirmed the fall on Twitter on Thursday, telling visitors that the Northside Drive exiting the Yosemite Valley is closed due to the fall crossing the road. SEE ALSO: Devastating photos show the wrath of … [Link]

Mashable » The loss of Hugh Hefner has Hollywood torn

Friday 29 September 0:50:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe news of Hugh Hefner's death has got a lot of people talking about his legacy… and not everyone agrees on how that legacy is viewed. Read more…More about Twitter, Real Time, Real Time Video, Real Time, and Real Time Video [Link]

Slashdot » Amazon's Echo Spot Is a Sneaky Way To Get a Camera Into Your Bedroom

Friday 29 September 0:45:00 UTC 2017

Yesterday, Amazon announced six new hardware products at a surprise event in Seattle. The one that everyone is talking about though is called the Echo Spot — a little alarm clock with a camera that will probably be pointing directly at your bed. "While all the focus is on what the Echo Spot looks like, it's important to remember that … [Link]

Mashable » Tesla is sending help to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

Friday 29 September 0:32:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTesla is sending hundreds of Powerwall battery systems to Puerto Rico.  In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, about 97 percent of the island's 3.4 million residents were still in the dark as of Wednesday. The Category 4 storm has left thousands homeless, and hospitals are dealing with blackouts as they struggle to find diesel to run their generators.  SEE ALSO: Photos … [Link]

Slashdot » Comcast's New 'Xfinity Instant TV' Streaming Service Charges $18 For What Antennas Offer For Free

Friday 29 September 0:05:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Exstreamist: Comcast announced this week that they plan on rolling out their streaming service, "Xfinity Instant TV" as an option for broadband-only customers. At our very first glance, it seemed like a pretty good deal, a live-streaming service for $18 a month, not bad right? But once we actually looked into the offering, … [Link]


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