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 » Evan Spiegel explains why Snapchat is making virtual art installations

Tuesday 3 October 23:40:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEvan Spiegel wants artists to have their own place on Snapchat. Speaking at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit in Beverly Hills Tuesday, the Snap CEO made a rare public appearance to explain why his company tapped artist Jeff Koons to make digital art installations. SEE ALSO: The future of Snapchat is in the dancing hot dog's hands Beginning today, the company … [Link]

Mashable » Dude smoking a cigarette at a gas station gets a load of instant karma

Tuesday 3 October 23:34:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf there's anywhere you shouldn't smoke, it's at a gas station.  A dude enjoying a cigarette at his car at a gas station in Sofia, Bulgaria received a healthy dose of instant karma when he apparently refused to extinguish his butt when asked.  SEE ALSO: How the 'GoT' finale delivered one of the series’ most satisfying deaths In the clip, the … [Link]

Mashable » How to avoid spreading fake news when big stories break

Tuesday 3 October 23:31:32 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen breaking news hits, the first instinct for many is to run to social media for more information. What we find there isn't always accurate, unfortunately, and it's all too easy to accidentally spread false narratives to our followers.  Recent events like Hurricane Irma and the Las Vegas shooting proved just how quickly misinformation can spread on networks like Twitter and … [Link]

Slashdot » Fully Driverless Cars Could Be Months Away

Tuesday 3 October 23:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: Real driverless cars could come to the Phoenix area this year, according to a Monday report from The Information's Amir Efrati. Two anonymous sources have told Efrati that Google's self-driving car unit, Waymo, is preparing to launch "a commercial ride-sharing service powered by self-driving vehicles with no human 'safety' drivers as soon as this … [Link]

Mashable » Chanel's ridiculous new rain boots will probably cost more than your rent

Tuesday 3 October 23:11:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookChanel’s newest item joins the line of clear jeans and jackets that we just didn't ask for.  Chanel's Spring 2018 show during Paris Fashion Week showcased a rainwear collection that included everything from bags to ponchos to clear rain boots. The funky footwear stole the show after the collection was revealed by Karl Lagerfeld at the Grand Palais. SEE ALSO: Balenciaga … [Link]

Mashable » Here's the difference between the 1982 'Blade Runner' and Philip Dick's novel that inspired it

Tuesday 3 October 23:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWith Blade Runner 2049 hitting theaters, let's take a look back at the original movie and the book that inspired it, Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" With NO RESTRAINT ON SPOILERS, it's time to ask What's the Difference? Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more…More about Blade Runner, Wtd, Whats The Difference, 2019, and … [Link]

Mashable » Taking selfies with sloths sounds cute, but you could be supporting poachers

Tuesday 3 October 22:56:48 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere’s a dark side to animal selfies.  Although most people aren't interested in harming wild critters, the watchdog organization World Animal Protection says that Instagram selfies taken with animals are contributing to eco-tourism companies who poach wild animals (including sloths and crocodiles) for selfie opportunities and confine them in appalling places, like broken refrigerators.  SEE ALSO: Instagram's new stickers let you … [Link]

Slashdot » Former Equifax CEO Blames Breach On One Individual Who Failed To Deploy Patch

Tuesday 3 October 22:40:00 UTC 2017

Equifax's recently departed CEO is blaming the largest data breach in history on a single person who failed to deploy a patch. TechCrunch reports: Hackers exposed the Social Security numbers, drivers licenses and other sensitive info of 143 million Americans earlier this summer by exploiting a vulnerability in Apache's Struts software, according to testimony heard today from former CEO Richard … [Link]

Mashable » Steve Martin and his banjo blessed NPR with a tiny desk concert

Tuesday 3 October 22:26:50 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Those of you who only know Steve Martin by Cheaper by the Dozen should take a look at his latest video, a part of the NPR tiny desk concert series. There, he performed with his bluegrass band, the Steep Canyon Rangers.  Complete with Martin's typical goofy quips in between songs, the band graces the audience with 16 minutes of playfulness, … [Link]

Slashdot » Missouri Considers Hyperloop Route Between St. Louis and Kansas City

Tuesday 3 October 22:00:00 UTC 2017

Missouri officials are forming a public-private partnership to study the feasibility of building a hyperloop route between St. Louis and Kansas City. The study is being supported by Hyperloop One, and conducted by a consortium of groups, including the Missouri Department of Transportation, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the KC Tech Council, the University of Missouri System, and the Missouri … [Link]

Mashable » Dwayne Johnson reveals Maui from 'Moana' was inspired by his grandfather

Tuesday 3 October 21:58:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was cast as Maui in the Disney film Moana, people were pretty impressed with his vocal skills. As lovable as Johnson has become over the years in his transition from pro wrestler to an actor, he continues to surprise from time to time. Recently, someone on Twitter pointed out that Johnson's actual grandfather, Fanene Leifi Pita … [Link]

Mashable » Where Silicon Valley Goes to Gossip

Tuesday 3 October 21:30:21 UTC 2017

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

Mashable » 'The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia' is a 320-page dream for superfans

Tuesday 3 October 21:21:32 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Legend of Zelda universe grows with every new game, so what better way to keep track of every person, place, and thing than with a 320-page encyclopedia. Dark Horse Comics announced The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Monday, which collects and explains every character, item, map, and more from every Zelda game from the original NES game to 2016's Twilight Princess … [Link]

Slashdot » Yahoo Triples Estimate of Breached Accounts To 3 Billion

Tuesday 3 October 21:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report from The Wall Street Journal (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source): A massive data breach at Yahoo in 2013 was far more extensive than previously disclosed, affecting all of its 3 billion user accounts, new parent company Verizon Communications Inc. said on Tuesday. The figure, which Verizon said was based on new information, … [Link]

Mashable » 'The Walking Dead' Season 8 may be making a big mistake with Negan

Tuesday 3 October 21:15:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe’re going to be learning a lot about Negan in Season 8 of The Walking Dead, whether we like it or not. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jeffrey Dean Morgan reveals that the upcoming season of AMC's zombie hit will allow viewers to "start seeing slivers of who this guy is beyond the brutality that we saw in Season … [Link]

Mashable » An old 'Sonic' stage select screen was actually a cheat the developer used to fool Sega

Tuesday 3 October 21:12:16 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook There's a number of steps a finished video game needs to go through before it lands in your home. The most fearsome of those steps for any developer is the certification process. In short: any game needs to be compliant with the rules of the hardware that runs it. Whether we're talking about Nintendo, PlayStation, or Xbox, there's a rigorous … [Link]

Mashable » Tesla Model 3 production can't keep up with Elon Musk's Twitter feed

Tuesday 3 October 20:54:49 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f3634%2f312b8c5e 8fd7 430a a72a 1540a0ecc2b0 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ not just a slow start.","image":&quo~ unveils the Model 3, its mass-market electric car","sources":[{&qu~ musk,tesla model 3,electric vehicles,mashable news","sec0":null,&q~ musk,tesla model 3,electric vehicles,mashable news","videoSeriesName&qu~ More about Cars, Transportation, Tesla, Elon Musk, and Tesla Model 3 [Link]

Mashable » A wily fox pulls off the perfect pizza heist

Tuesday 3 October 20:48:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA fox is definitely nature's greatest opportunist, and possibly nature's greatest pizza lover?  If you leave a car door wide open and your lunch is easily accessible you can bet that a fox will seize the moment.   SEE ALSO: Small dog's reaction to being pet will speak deeply to your soul The greatest part of this video is the way … [Link]

Mashable » Yahoo now says all 3 billion of its accounts affected by security breach

Tuesday 3 October 20:44:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYahoo revealed Tuesday that a massive cyberattack it suffered in 2013 was much more widespread than it previously said, according to regulatory filings. The web portal now says all 3 billion Yahoo accounts were compromised in the breach. The company initially said only 1 billion had been hit when it first disclosed the hack last December. SEE ALSO: More than 1 … [Link]

Slashdot » AMD Unveils E9170 Embedded GPU

Tuesday 3 October 20:40:00 UTC 2017

AMD is releasing a new embedded Radeon GPU, the first to be based on the Polaris architecture. From a report: But this one isn't aimed at the desktop or laptop markets, but instead it expands AMD's offerings in the digital casino games, thin clients, medical displays, retail and digital signage, and industrial systems markets. The AMD Embedded Radeon E9173 GPU, … [Link]

Mashable » World's most annoying roommate wakes this dude up to Earth, Wind & Fire's all September long

Tuesday 3 October 20:38:04 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook If you think your alarm is aggravating, try waking up everyday to Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" for 30 days straight. That's what YouTuber, Matt Walker, did to his roommate each passing day from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30. At first, it seemed like he enjoyed the daily musical torture, but by the end, he was noticeably less than excited … [Link]

Mashable » 25 'Game of Thrones' Halloween costumes that will make you wish it would come back sooner

Tuesday 3 October 20:27:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSince the last Game of Thrones episode of the Season 7 aired, Sundays haven't been the same. There's still so many questions left unanswered until the last (why!?) and final (😭 ) season premieres.   While we wait for the next season, (2019!?!?!), this Halloween season we can relive the show by dressing up in the best GoT ensembles around. Maybe … [Link]

Mashable » This guy has 1,500 passwords, and a few tips for staying secure

Tuesday 3 October 20:18:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCybersecurity expert Ondrej Krehel knows a thing or two about staying secure online, and he has a few tips for users who want to keep cyber-attackers away from private accounts. Read more…More about Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Cybersecurity, and Hacking [Link]

Mashable » Team of engineers designed a solar-powered car that can reach 81 mph

Tuesday 3 October 20:10:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEngineering students in Australia built an impressive solar-powered car. The team, called Sunswift, will be racing the car in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.  Read more…More about Solar Energy, Race, Car, Solar Power, and Race Car [Link]

Mashable » Here's how every major automaker plans to go electric

Tuesday 3 October 20:07:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookElectric cars are coming soon to a road near you, and that could signal the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine. A recent spate of announcements from the biggest names in the auto industry has put electric vehicle development front and center. Some carmakers have even pledged to release only all-electric or electrified vehicles — which include hybrid … [Link]

Mashable » Seeing Solange Knowles live might just be the healing experience we all need these days

Tuesday 3 October 20:03:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSolange Knowles doesn't know how to just play a show.  Rather, the youngest of the famous Knowles sisters, knows how to cultivate an experience, and the first sold-out night of her two-day stint at Radio City Music Hall was no exception.  Coming off the heels of the one year anniversary of the critically acclaimed album A Seat At The Table, Solange … [Link]

Slashdot » Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini Dies At 66

Tuesday 3 October 20:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: Paul Otellini, Intel's previous CEO, died in his sleep on Monday, the company announced this morning. He was 66. Otellini served as Intel's fifth chief executive from 2005 through 2013, and leaves behind a legacy of the company's dominance in x86 processors. Notably, he also worked with Apple as it moved away … [Link]

Mashable » Lyft driver who took Vegas concert-goers to safety says 'it was all a shock'

Tuesday 3 October 19:59:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJosh Leal remembers the aftermath of the shooting in fragments.  A promoter who also drives for Lyft, Leal works nights most of the time, so he was up and showered and on his way downtown on Oct. 1, when he said he noticed police pointing cars away from the areas where he often picks up passengers. Soon he and the rest … [Link]

Mashable » Trump's top environmental official spends most of his time hanging out with the industries he regulates

Tuesday 3 October 19:58:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere is nothing typical about the ways in which  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt is approaching his job. For one thing, he's reportedly built up a protective detail of 18 bodyguards who take shifts to ensure he receives protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No other EPA administrator since the agency's creation in 1970 has insisted … [Link]

Mashable » The 1982 'Blade Runner' film vs. the 1968 novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep'

Tuesday 3 October 19:42:06 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook With Blade Runner 2049 hitting theaters, let's take a look back at the original movie and the book that inspired it, Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" With NO RESTRAINT ON SPOILERS, it's time to ask, What's the Difference? Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more… More about Movies, Blade Runner, Harrison Ford, Mashable … [Link]

Mashable » Twitter's 'LasVagas' hashtag fail shows the worst part of algorithms

Tuesday 3 October 19:39:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOn Tuesday, Twitter provided us with the perfect example of just how bad algorithms are at the news: #LasVagasShooting. A close look reveals a simple misspelling: "Vagas" instead of "Vegas." It's not on purpose. "Las Vagas" offers no deeper meaning, no Spanish translation that makes sense. It's just a mistake made by a few people that is now being repeated by … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Pragmatic Integration – Leveraging SQL Abstraction for SaaS API Connectivity

Tuesday 3 October 19:38:34 UTC 2017

As data has become increasingly vital to core business functions, it has also become more decentralized than ever. Today, many organizations store critical data across a wide array of disparate systems. With the average company running 20 or more SaaS applications — and at least as many on-premises databases and internal apps — integrating, managing, and maintaining data connectivity presents … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Chrome Will Block Tab-Under Behavior

Tuesday 3 October 19:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader writes: Google is working on blocking tab-under behavior in Chrome, according to a document seen by Bleeping Computer. For users unfamiliar with the jargon, Google considers tab-under behavior when an unsuspecting user is scrolling or clicking on a page, but the site duplicates the current page in another tab and shows an ad or a new website … [Link]

Mashable » 'Cuphead' players have mastered the game, but there's still another mountain to climb

Tuesday 3 October 19:08:40 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Something wild happened this week: A Cuphead player bested every one of the game's bosses in 41 minutes without taking any damage, dodging, or using ability-boosting Charms. It was and is impressive, but something's missing. SEE ALSO: 'Cuphead' behind-the-scenes clip speaks to my inner jazz geek Cuphead is a brand new game from Studio MDHR, which spent multiple years crafting … [Link]

Mashable » Trump throwing paper towels at a crowd in Puerto Rico is his strangest attempt at hurricane relief yet

Tuesday 3 October 19:05:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPresident Trump lobbed paper towels into a crowd at a church in Puerto Rico Tuesday where he was meeting with Hurricane Maria survivors. Photos and pool reports documented his visit at the Calvary Chapel in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, at an event for those impacted by the destructive hurricane last month. Trump was handing out supplies as part of a one-day visit … [Link]

Mashable » Relax in this tranquil hanging tree pod

Tuesday 3 October 18:58:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEver wanted to relax in a cabana while suspended in the air? This camping innovation lets you do just that. 'TreePod' is a cross between a hammock and a bungalow. Just unpack it, hang it up, and unwind in the private pod.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Beach, Relax, Camping, and Hanging [Link]

Mashable » Here's what drag queens do to pay the bills

Tuesday 3 October 18:51:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe asked some of the queens attending RuPaul's DragCon what they do for a living when they're not in drag.  Read more…More about Nyc, Drag Queen, Rupaul, Rupaul S Drag Race, and Drag Queens [Link]

Mashable » Game developers on Twitter are sharing what their games looked like mid-development

Tuesday 3 October 18:44:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookVideo game developers are taking to Twitter this month to give the world a peek behind the development curtain with #blocktober, a hashtag that level designers are using to share early builds of their levels. SEE ALSO: Hotel puts proper gaming rigs in all its rooms, perfect for gamer couples on vacation It started with Michael Barclay, a game designer at … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Daily API RoundUp: Seven Bridges, SpotHero, Megacool

Tuesday 3 October 18:43:54 UTC 2017

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples. [Link]

Slashdot » Judge Recommends ISP and Search Engine Blocking of Sci-Hub in the US

Tuesday 3 October 18:40:00 UTC 2017

Sci-Hub, which is regularly referred to as the "Pirate Bay of Science," faces one of the strongest anti-piracy injunctions we have seen in the US to date, reports TorrentFreak. From the article: Earlier this year the American Chemical Society (ACS), a leading source of academic publications in the field of chemistry, filed a lawsuit against Sci-Hub and its operator Alexandra … [Link]

Mashable » This Kickstarter project is a mix of Netflix and Spotify, but for children

Tuesday 3 October 18:37:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Have you heard the idea that playing music for infants and toddlers while they sleep will make them smarter? Well, it's actually kind of true: Music education can raise a child's IQ, help them learn a language, and increases their math and science capacity.  … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Microsoft Launches Bing Maps Distance Matrix API

Tuesday 3 October 18:33:59 UTC 2017

Microsoft has launched the Bing Maps Distance Matrix API, a new API that returns the travel times and distances between a set of origins and destinations. Travel times and distances are based on the routes calculated by the Bing Maps Route API. Times are also dependent on the specified start time and based on predictive traffic information. [Link]

Mashable » Trolls are tweeting fake photos from the Las Vegas shooting

Tuesday 3 October 18:33:48 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOnce news broke about the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas shooting, trolls began to tweet out fake news. People were using a photo of Sam Hyde holding a gun and labeling him as the shooter.  This isn't the first time we've seen his photo misattributed to mass shootings. Photos of fake victims were also circulating Twitter.  When asked why one particular troll … [Link]

Mashable » After he died in her arms, Siri helped her call the Las Vegas victim's mom

Tuesday 3 October 18:22:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history unfolded in Las Vegas Sunday night, hundreds of concertgoers like Heather Gooze were forced to watch strangers die right before their eyes. Gooze held one victim in her arms as he took his final breaths. To reach his loved ones, she turned to Siri and Facebook, she told CNN. SEE ALSO: Empire … [Link]

Mashable » Apple finally fixes that "crackling" iPhone 8 issue with iOS 11 update

Tuesday 3 October 18:20:59 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, Software Update, Patch, Iphone 8, and Ios 11 [Link]

New Scientist – News » Build an AI god? Beware the downsides of this weird tech plan

Tuesday 3 October 18:18:53 UTC 2017

What pitfalls or rewards might await the Silicon Valley whiz kid apparently intent on creating a benign superintelligent digital deity, wonders Jamais Cascio [Link]

Mashable » Google is finally letting everyone put photos on Street View — but only with a special camera

Tuesday 3 October 18:17:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGoogle Street View has a new program that will let basically anyone with a car and the right camera contribute to its image database.  The new program is called "Street View Ready" and will let photographers control special 360-degree cameras using a companion app, then upload the photos they capture directly to Google Street View through the app.  SEE ALSO: Google … [Link]

Mashable » 'Mean Girls' reimagined as a forbidden lesbian romance feels too right

Tuesday 3 October 18:13:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBrace yourself for an emotional journey through our latest episode of “Trailer Mix,” which depicts an achingly beautiful romance between Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) and Janis Ian (Lizzy Caplan) in Mean Girls. Set against the backdrop of an Illinois high school, the societal norms of the time (2004) forced the girls to keep their love in the closet. But what happens … [Link]

Slashdot » Why Google Needs Gadgets

Tuesday 3 October 18:05:00 UTC 2017

Google will tomorrow launch the next generation of its smartphone with the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. At the same time, the company will reportedly introduce a new Chrome OS-based laptop called the Pixelbook, a small smart speaker called the Google Home Mini, and new hardware for the Daydream VR platform. David Pierce, writing for Wired tries to … [Link]

Mashable » Here are 7 things you didn't know about the neo-noir sci-fi film 'Blade Runner'

Tuesday 3 October 18:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBlade Runner 2049 is out this Friday — Plus, this year marks the 35th anniversary of the original. To celebrate the rich history of Blade Runner, we're giving it the spotlight on this episode of TYDK. Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more…More about Film, Blade Runner, Science Fiction, Harrison Ford, and Things You Didn T Know [Link]

Mashable » Microsoft is building a 'mixed reality' empire with Windows — and Samsung is in

Tuesday 3 October 18:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMicrosoft beat Apple in the world of desktop operating systems because it allowed many manufacturers to make Windows PCs. Now the company thinks the same business model will help it dominate "mixed reality" — its name for the HoloLens headset tech, which can handle both augmented reality (think Apple's ARKit, where you get to see digital objects in the real world) … [Link]

Geek Culture » Thanks for all the music Tom… :,-(

Tuesday 3 October 17:55:36 UTC 2017


Mashable » What to expect from Google's upcoming hardware event

Tuesday 3 October 17:53:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s time to get excited gadget nerds. Google is about to announce a bunch of new hardware, and it's going to blow all of your minds. The search giant is expected to release a brand new Pixel phone, Pixelbook laptop, and next-generation Google Home smart speaker at its upcoming special media event on Wednesday in San Francisco. The event comes in … [Link]

Mashable » Walmart hones their same-day delivery capability with purchase of small Brooklyn startup Parcel

Tuesday 3 October 17:53:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWalmart has been trying to break into the New York City market for years. Now, they're making headway—not with a store, but by zeroing in on the hectic city delivery scene with its latest acquisition, a small Brooklyn-based startup called Parcel. The idea is for Parcel to help Walmart with the most expensive final stretch of its same-day and scheduled shipping … [Link]

Mashable » The 5 most inappropriate things Donald Trump said at a Puerto Rico disaster briefing

Tuesday 3 October 17:38:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDonald Trump finally made it to Puerto Rico today, two weeks after Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall and devastated the island. He brought the full-on Trump charm with him, slinging jokes and comments that were tone deaf at best, given the dire situation in the island nation and his handling of it all.  SEE ALSO: Trump to Puerto Rico: Show … [Link]

Mashable » Microsoft surrenders to Spotify and kills its own music service

Tuesday 3 October 17:21:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSpotify is trouncing its music streaming competitors, and Microsoft has bowed to this reality. On Monday, Microsoft announced it will shutter its own music streaming service, Groove Music Pass, and encourage its subscribers to migrate to the streaming giant Spotify. In a press release, Microsoft acknowledged that streaming has become the dominant way people now listen to music (it now far … [Link]

Slashdot »  UK Government Could Imprison People For Looking At Terrorist Content

Tuesday 3 October 17:20:00 UTC 2017

Mark Wilson writes: Not content with trying to "combat" encryption, the UK government also wants to criminalize looking at terrorist content. The leading Conservative party has announced plans which threaten those who "repeatedly view terrorist content online" with time behind bars. New laws will be introduced that could see consumers of terrorist content imprisoned for up to 15 years. The … [Link]

Mashable » 'Destiny 2' players just slid into Xbox boss Phil Spencer's fireteam like it was NBD

Tuesday 3 October 17:11:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWho among us hasn't randomly spotted the Xbox boss playing Destiny 2 online and jumped into his fireteam uninvited? That's what happened to one pair of Xbox players. Phil Spencer, Microsoft's "Head of Xbox," uses a widely known Gamertag, P3. Reddit user DJ_Ariando was playing Destiny 2 with a friend when they noticed Spencer was online and in the game. SEE … [Link]

Mashable » Super scary audiobooks that will totally freak you out

Tuesday 3 October 17:07:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Calling all horror fanatics: Do you miss telling ghost stories at childhood sleepovers or summer camp? Because same. Though you can stream scary movies or shows, nothing quite compares to hearing the story in an eerie voice and letting your brain come up with … [Link]

Mashable » You'll never look at the zombie polar bear from 'Game of Thrones' the same way after this video

Tuesday 3 October 17:05:24 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook After seeing the Night King take down a dragon with an ice javelin, you'd be forgiven for forgetting about all of the other epic moments in episode 6 of Game of Thrones Season 7, but a new behind-the-scenes video from HBO sheds a little light on another intense scene from "Beyond the Wall." The Magnificent Seven's terrifying encounter with a … [Link]

Mashable » Ellen DeGeneres spreads a messages of hope and kindness in regards to the Las Vegas attack

Tuesday 3 October 17:00:47 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook In times of heartache and tragedy, Ellen DeGeneres is a true believer in the power of kindness.  DeGeneres shared an uplifting message on her daytime talk show about the Las Vegas attack Monday.  SEE ALSO: Miley Cyrus tries very hard to explain millennial behavior to Ellen Degeneres “It’s very easy to lose hope, but we cannot do that,” DeGeneres said. … [Link]

Mashable » How this brave man learns to skillfully throw knives in a day

Tuesday 3 October 17:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis week Derrick tackles the art and science of knife throwing. See if he can hit his goal in a day! visit watercooler for more episodes! Read more…More about Funny, Target, Challenge, Tutorial, and Wild [Link]

Mashable » Daredevil unicyclist takes the high road atop dangerously thin bridge

Tuesday 3 October 16:43:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookProfessional juggler and unicyclist Flaviu Cernescu climbs to dangerous heights to perform tricks and capture incredible footage. Read more…More about Sports, Mashable Video, Daredevil, Extreme, and Tricks [Link]

Slashdot » Breast-Cancer Death Rate Drops Almost 40 Percent, Saving 322,000 Lives, Study Says

Tuesday 3 October 16:40:00 UTC 2017

Breast cancer death rates declined almost 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, averting 322,600 deaths, the American Cancer Society reported Tuesday. From a report: Breast cancer death rates increased by 0.4 percent per year from 1975 to 1989, according to the study. After that, mortality rates decreased rapidly, for a 39 percent drop overall through 2015. The report, the latest … [Link]

Mashable » 'League of Legends' developer called out for implying he hopes a streamer dies

Tuesday 3 October 16:23:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAn employee — sorry, ex-employee — at League of Legends developer Riot Games learned this week that you can't imply you hope a streamer dies without consequences. In a League of Legends chat room Sunday, Aaron "Sanjuro" Rutledge implied that if an infamous streamer died of a cocaine overdose or testicular cancer, he'd be "gucci," a.k.a. "good with it."  After his … [Link]

Mashable » Michelle Obama shares the cutest throwback wedding photo to celebrate 25 years with Barack

Tuesday 3 October 16:10:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwenty five years ago, a girl from Chicago and a fellow born in Hawaii got hitched and nothing was the same. Michelle and Barack Obama are celebrating their 25th anniversary today, and the former First Lady marked the special occasion with a beautiful black and white photograph of the two young love birds on their wedding day.  SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama … [Link]

Mashable » 'When did this become a ritual?': Conan O'Brien addresses the Las Vegas attack

Tuesday 3 October 16:07:07 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook As many late night hosts did Monday night, Conan O'Brien took time at the top of his show to address Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas.  But perhaps most saliently, he discussed the strange, sad ritual that's become commonplace for late night hosts in this violent era of domestic terrorism—a ritual that didn't exist when O'Brien began his late … [Link]

Mashable » LinkedIn is rolling out Snapchat-style geofilters for events and conferences

Tuesday 3 October 16:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLinkedIn, yes LinkedIn, is the latest company to borrow a feature straight out of Snapchat's playbook. The company introduced a new video feature Tuesday that allows event attendees to add Snapchat-style filters to videos they create within the LinkedIn app. SEE ALSO: How one 'I lost my job' LinkedIn status led to 20 interviews in 15 days The location-based filters are … [Link]

Slashdot » Slack Locks Down Oracle Partnership Targeting Enterprises

Tuesday 3 October 16:00:00 UTC 2017

From a report: Slack Technologies has secured a partnership with Oracle to integrate the tech giant's enterprise software products into the popular workplace messaging app, the two companies told Reuters. The partnership is a victory for Slack as the young startup ramps up its efforts to win the business of large enterprises in an increasingly competitive marketplace that has seen … [Link]

Mashable » Not even the Mooch knows what 'The Scaramucci Post' is

Tuesday 3 October 15:56:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you're struggling to comprehend what the heck The Scaramucci Post is, you're not alone — the Mooch himself, creator of the brand new media outlet thing, also hasn't the faintest clue. On Monday, former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci — who couldn't even withstand 11 days in the role — hosted a launch party for The Scaramucci Post in … [Link]

Mashable » The sextech revolution will not be crowdfunded

Tuesday 3 October 15:54:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAlex Fine, CEO of the sextech company Dame Products, knows better than most just how effective crowdfunding can be. Last year, her tiny startup made history with the first sex toy ever to be featured on Kickstarter.“Crowdfunding is incredibly validating,” she said. “If you want to know if you have a good idea, crowdfunding can help you figure that out.”Turns out, … [Link]

Mashable » Good Luck Getting an iPhone X

Tuesday 3 October 15:50:39 UTC 2017

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

Mashable » Jared and Ivanka had a third private email that handled White House info, and are you kidding me?

Tuesday 3 October 15:33:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt seems that every other week there's a new story about how White House officials have used personal email addresses to conduct official White House business or transfer official documents. Well now two familiar faces are back with yet another private email scandal. According to a Politico report, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump — both White House advisors or aides or … [Link]

Mashable » 'Mean Girls' film cast uses Oct. 3 to raise money for victims of mass shooting

Tuesday 3 October 15:26:23 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook For some people, Oct. 3 is just another day of the year (or your cousin's birthday — hi buddy, this counts as a present!), but the indelible legacy of Mean Girls means that today is so much more than any other day. It's October 3.  To harness fans' resurgent interest in Mean Girls on Tuesday, the cast started a GoFundMe … [Link]

Mashable » This blanket acts as a cool forcefield for those nighttime fears

Tuesday 3 October 15:22:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou’ll never be afraid of the dark again with this blanket. 'Force Field' glows in the dark and stays charged up for up to 10 hours. No power or electricity needed.  Read more…More about Christmas, Mashable Video, Kids, Gifts, and Children [Link]

Mashable » Taylor Swift's lyrics are being cleverly used to deter drivers from texting and driving

Tuesday 3 October 15:21:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs if taking over the music world wasn't enough, Taylor Swift words may be literally saving lives. The Iowa Department of Transport is apparently a big fan of Swift’s smash hit "Look What You Made Me Do." So much so that they've used the song's most quoted line for the state's road signs as part of their "zero fatalities" campaign.  SEE … [Link]

Slashdot » The 2017 Nobel Prize For Physics Goes To Three Scientists Who Proved Einstein Right

Tuesday 3 October 15:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: The three physicists, Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish, won the coveted prize for the detection of gravitational waves — the ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago. Weiss, Thorne, and Barish made the discovery as part of the LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration back in February … [Link]

Mashable » 7 extraordinary things about the 1982 'Blade Runner' you probably didn't know about

Tuesday 3 October 15:18:41 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Blade Runner 2049 is out this Friday — Also, this year marks the 35th anniversary of the original. To celebrate the rich history of Blade Runner, we're giving it the spotlight on this episode of TYDK. Hit the thumbs up, if you want to see a part 2! Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more… More about … [Link]

Mashable » Why you need two lightsabers to take on Yoda (Exclusive video)

Tuesday 3 October 15:17:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe know he likes jogging around Dagobah in Luke Skywalker's backpack, but the Star Wars franchise has given us almost no glimpses into what it's like to practice the finer points of lightsaber dueling with Jedi Master Yoda.  But that's what happens to Anakin Skywalker's apprentice Ahsoka (Ashley Eckstein), of Clone Wars and Rebels fame, in this latest short in the … [Link]

Mashable » Charming dolphin hams it up for a crowd of kids wanting a show

Tuesday 3 October 15:10:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDolphins reign supreme as one of the most adorable aquatic mammals, but sometimes they can be total showboats.  In a video posted to Facebook by property manager, Darlene Kinna, a friendly dolphin put on a show for a few playful kids at the Mandurah Ocean Marina in Australia.  SEE ALSO: Stranded Baby Dolphin Rescued by Florida Heroes Probably recognizing the crowd … [Link]

Mashable » Tom Petty's daughter shares a series of personal photos in touching tribute to her father

Tuesday 3 October 15:07:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOn Monday evening, the world grieved the loss of rockstar and legend Tom Petty by listening to his music. His daughter, AnnaKim Violette, grieved the loss of her father.  Hours before his official death, she began shared photos of her dad. With each photo Violette has shared on Instagram, she's also posted a note—some long, others short but all about the … [Link]

Mashable » Instagram's new stickers let you add polls to your Story

Tuesday 3 October 15:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookInstagram is officially getting a polling feature.  The app added a new type of interactive sticker that allows users to add polls to their Stories, as well as new "color picker" and alignment tools. SEE ALSO: Put down the glitter. This app adds sparkles to your Instagrams. The new "poll" stickers allow users to add two-option queries to their Stories. Those … [Link]

Mashable » SpongeBob SquarePants has at least one canine fan in this very vocal dog

Tuesday 3 October 14:58:01 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Everyone loves to hum or sing along to their favorite theme song but this yellow labardor is really excited to show off his vocal talent. Megan Baker uploaded a video of her dog, Bob singing along to the classic SpongeBob Squarepants theme song. The dogs ears perk up the second it hears the sound of seagulls and waves crashing. When … [Link]

Mashable » A graffiti artist uses heat sensitive paint to create color changing cars

Tuesday 3 October 14:54:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRené Turrek is a German graffiti artist who uses thermochromic paint to create color changing cars. Read more…More about Cars, Mashable Video, Painting, Artist, and Car [Link]

Mashable » Empire State Building and other global landmarks went dark in honor of Las Vegas victims

Tuesday 3 October 14:54:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookProminent landmarks like the Empire State Building in New York City and the Eiffel Tower in Paris went dark Monday in honor of the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas.  Stephen Paddock fired into a country music festival that left at least 58 people dead and over 500 injured in Las Vegas on Sunday night. It's considered the … [Link]

Mashable » B&W launches its first wireless, noise-cancelling headphones

Tuesday 3 October 14:53:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBritish hi-fi brand Bowers & Wilkins launched its first wireless headphones, the P5 Wireless, in 2015, and followed up with the larger and more luxurious P7 Wireless.  But both of those lack a key feature in the world of wireless headphones: active noise cancellation.  Now, B&W has remedied this with the PX, the company's first pair of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones.  SEE … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Grass-fed beef is bad for the planet and causes climate change

Tuesday 3 October 14:49:00 UTC 2017

Supporters like Prince Charles say raising cattle on pastures can be good for the environment, but the sums have been done and their claims don’t add up [Link]

Mashable » This lamp, designed for the MoMA, looks like a 3D skull

Tuesday 3 October 14:47:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The Museum of Modern Art is known for its cutting-edge contemporary exhibitions of the world's most influential designers and artists. It also happens to have a really cool design shop, where you can buy pieces designed by their favorite artists. Whether or not you … [Link]

Mashable » These origami vehicles are actually tiny, Transformer-like robots

Tuesday 3 October 14:46:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDeveloped by researchers at MIT, "Primer," a new cube-shaped robot, can change various costumes to perform different tasks.  Researchers envision future—and maybe more autonomous—Primer robots traveling to space and conducting underwater rescue missions with a stack of these skill-ready sheets. Read more…More about Robots, Robot, Origami, Robotics, and Exoskeleton [Link]

Mashable » 21 Halloween group costumes ideas to achieve your ultimate squad goals

Tuesday 3 October 14:42:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhether or not you appreciate spooky things, Halloween gives you the perfect excuse to dress up with your friends and eat lots of candy. Instead of scrambling on Oct. 30 (or even the morning of Oct. 31), here are plenty of options for you and your friends to be the best dressed at this year's Halloween parties.  SEE ALSO: 35 group … [Link]

Mashable » Is 'cheese tea' the next big food trend?

Tuesday 3 October 14:40:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTea shops are adding a new drink to the menu. Could it become the next unicorn latte? Read more…More about China, Mashable Video, Japan, Starbucks, and Korea [Link]

Slashdot » When You Split the Brain, Do You Split the Person?

Tuesday 3 October 14:40:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares an article: The brain is perhaps the most complex machine in the Universe. It consists of two cerebral hemispheres, each with many different modules. Fortunately, all these separate parts are not autonomous agents. They are highly interconnected, all working in harmony to create one unique being: you. But what would happen if we destroyed this harmony? … [Link]

Mashable » This could be our first look at Tesla's sleek semi truck

Tuesday 3 October 14:30:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTesla is about to launch its first truck in October, and now, courtesy of an anonymous Reddit user, we may have gotten an early glimpse of its design.  The photo on Reddit (first spotted by Electrek) was provided with little explanation (and later removed), but it's still available on the site.  SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says the Tesla truck is coming … [Link]

Mashable » Yes, the ‘Rick and Morty’ season 3 finale was anticlimactic. That’s kind of the point.

Tuesday 3 October 14:17:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAfter all the weird, wild adventures that Rick and Morty took us on this season, that finale couldn't help but feel a little bit … anticlimactic.  The last scene (not counting Mr. Poopybutthole's post-credits cameo) just sees the Smiths around the dinner table, cracking jokes and sharing Panda Express while Rick looks on in irritation.  SEE ALSO: All the tiny details … [Link]

Slashdot » Google and Facebook Failed Us

Tuesday 3 October 14:00:00 UTC 2017

The world's most powerful information gatekeepers neglected their duties in Las Vegas. Again. From a report: In the crucial early hours after the Las Vegas mass shooting, it happened again: Hoaxes, completely unverified rumors, failed witch hunts, and blatant falsehoods spread across the internet. But they did not do so by themselves: They used the infrastructure that Google and Facebook … [Link]

Mashable » Can you learn to throw knives in a day? This man finds out.

Tuesday 3 October 13:54:15 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook This week Derrick tackles the art and science of knife throwing. See if he can hit his goal in a day. Visit watercooler for more episodes! Read more… More about Watercooler, Funny, Target, Challenge, and Tutorial [Link]

Mashable » All the tiny details you missed from the 'Rick and Morty' Season 3 finale

Tuesday 3 October 13:23:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere’s a lot to absorb in the twenty or so minutes of any Rick and Morty episode. And the Oct. 1 season finale, "The Rickchurian Mortydate," proved to be no exception. Whether the sheer volume of jokes per minute, deeper philosophical implications, or emotional arcs, there's a lot you can miss on the first watch. Even the show's co-creator Dan Harmon … [Link]

Mashable » Seth Meyers wants Congress to admit they're not going to do anything besides 'thoughts and prayers'

Tuesday 3 October 13:14:08 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Seth Meyers is tired of being tired that yet another mass tragedy happened and Congressional Republicans will do, as is their wont, nothing. “It would so much more honest if you would just admit that your plan is to never talk about [gun control] and to never take any action," Meyers said on his show last night. Watch and take … [Link]

Mashable » 'The Exorcist' is rewriting all the rules of horror, and that's why we love it

Tuesday 3 October 13:10:31 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe hold these horror truths to be self-evident: Unless you're the "final girl" at the end of the slasher flick, women and people of color are usually the victims in scary movies and TV shows, not the heroes. (Just ask Michael Che, who made a too-real quip about it on this week's Saturday Night Live.) The Exorcist — Fox's small-screen follow-up … [Link]

Slashdot » North Korea Gets Second Route To Internet Via Russia Link

Tuesday 3 October 13:00:00 UTC 2017

Russia is providing North Korea another way to get on the internet, according to cybersecurity outfit FireEye. In an interview on Monday, FireEye's chief technology officer for the Asia-Pacific region, Bryce Boland, said that Russia telecommunications company TransTeleCom opened a new link for users in North Korea. Until now, state-owned China United Network Communications Ltd. was the country's sole connection. … [Link]

Mashable » This Kickstarter motorcycle helmet looks like Tony Stark could have made it

Tuesday 3 October 12:59:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Somebody had better call the patent offices at Stark Industries and Wayne Enterprises, because the CrossHelmet would give give both companies a run for their money.  This smart motorcycle helmet boasts a technological overhaul for traditional motorcycle helmets, including things like group talk, music … [Link]

Mashable » Tom Petty was a movie soundtrack staple. Here are 5 essential uses of his work

Tuesday 3 October 12:58:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTom Petty may not have set out for a Hollywood career, but there's no question that his music has made an impact on the movies. And if you're familiar with his songs, that's no surprise.  His music feels epic and down-to-earth at the same time – they're exactly the kind of songs you hear when you envision a movie of your … [Link]

Mashable » 'The Onion' keeps publishing the same mass shooting story, because we're all stuck

Tuesday 3 October 12:57:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere’s a feeling that many Americans have become familiar with in the wake of major mass shooting incidents: A mix of horror, shock, bitter resignation, and helplessness.  It's a feeling that washes over you every time there's a major mass shooting in the U.S., and then retreats in between incidents. The word major is necessary because there are now so many … [Link]

Mashable » Salesforce launches $50 million initiative to fuel social impact startups

Tuesday 3 October 12:06:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSalesforce continues to build a social good movement within the technology sector. Since it was founded in 1999, the cloud computing giant and its CEO, Marc Benioff, have been trailblazers in redefining "corporate social responsibility," with philanthropy baked into the company's DNA. Now it's taking that mission even further, using its powerful position in tech and its dedication to social change … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Gravitational wave discoverers win physics Nobel prize

Tuesday 3 October 11:37:38 UTC 2017

Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne share the Nobel prize for physics for their contributions to the LIGO gravitational wave detector [Link]

New Scientist – News » Artificial organs used in operations without approval for humans

Tuesday 3 October 11:37:36 UTC 2017

Several artificial tissues manufactured at University College London were not produced to accepted quality standards but were transplanted into people [Link]

Mashable » Hey, smartphone makers: I still want a headphone jack

Tuesday 3 October 11:35:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s been a year since Apple famously removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and called it "courage." The headphone jack, Apple reasoned, was obsolete and unnecessary. Wireless was the way to go, and the iPhone's Lightning port was better for audio anyway. Soon, the company implied, you'll forget that the 3.5mm jack had ever existed.  Never mind the … [Link]

Mashable » Tom Petty gave us the movie moment every high school band dreams of

Tuesday 3 October 11:30:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOur guitarist was flying into one of his hysterical panic attacks at the worst possible moment.  "I forgot how to hit the note," he panted, panic flashing in his eyes. "I forgot how to hit the note!!!" In less than a minute, our band was due onstage for the big talent show closing number at Jefferson High School in Bloomington, Minnesota. … [Link]

Mashable » George Foreman has challenged Steven Seagal to a fight and, just why?

Tuesday 3 October 11:23:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere are lots of reasons people come out of retirement. Sometimes they realise that work gave their life meaning, or that they could do with the extra cash, and sometimes they want to fight a '90s martial arts star. SEE ALSO: Here's a pretty compelling argument against Twitter's new character limit Former heavyweight boxing champion and self-declared "King of the Grill" … [Link]

Mashable » Stephen Colbert rounds up his favorite #puberme celebrity photos and wow they're awkward

Tuesday 3 October 10:47:21 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook For most people memories of puberty bring about feelings of anxiety or a nervous sweat. For celebrities this week, they've been raising thousands of dollars. SEE ALSO: Celebs are sharing embarrassing puberty throwback pics for a good cause Stephen Colbert launched the #puberme campaign last week when he made a spur-of-the-moment deal with Nick Kroll. Colbert promised that for every … [Link]

Mashable » Beauty blogger's gruesome take on squiggle brows is impressively terrifying

Tuesday 3 October 10:31:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSquiggle brows were probably already the Instagram eyebrow trend of your nightmares. But, things are about to get much, much worse.  SEE ALSO: The new eyebrow trend you hope will die quickly Amid the squiggle mania currently taking over the beauty blogging world, people are now trying a Halloween-themed version of the squiggle brow look—by making "cut out" wavy brows. And, … [Link]

Mashable » Guitarist posts powerful message about why Las Vegas changed his mind on gun control

Tuesday 3 October 10:23:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCaleb Keeter is the guitarist of the Josh Abbott Band, a country music band that was playing at the Route 91 Harvest festival in which 58 people were shot dead.  SEE ALSO: Uber offers free rides, Lyft suspends surge pricing in Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting He's been a supporter of Second Amendment gun rights all his life, but no … [Link]

Mashable » Make your own wine with these at-home fermentation kits

Tuesday 3 October 10:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. In a world full of IPAs and DIY beer kits, wine lovers deserve a chance to put a personal twist on their favorite drink, too. SEE ALSO: HOPii is an all-in-one personal brewery that fits on your countertop There are countless wine-making kits scattered … [Link]

Mashable » Get kids excited to brush their teeth with this smart, music playing toothbrush

Tuesday 3 October 10:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Regardless of age, teeth brushing isn't usually something most people look forward to in their day. Kids who resist brushing their teeth is nothing new — parents everywhere have experienced the battle.  For adults, crashing on the couch in front of your Netflix queue … [Link]

Mashable » You'll never be Bill Nye, but you can be a data scientist

Tuesday 3 October 10:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If Bill Nye reinvented his show for the modern era, he'd probably be the Data Science Guy. Skilled analytics professionals are in high demand across all sorts of industries nowadays, and IBM predicts that need will only continue to grow over the next three years. Get everything … [Link]

Slashdot » NASA Images of Puerto Rico Reveal How Maria Wiped Out Power On the Island

Tuesday 3 October 10:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Jalopnik: Hurricane Maria was the most devastating hurricane to make land in Puerto Rico in nearly 100 years and the country is still reeling in its wake. Much of the island still doesn't have running water, reliable communication or electricity. Recently, NASA published a set of date-processed photos that show the island's nighttime … [Link]

Mashable » 2017 Nobel Prize goes to scientists who detected ripples in the fabric of space and time

Tuesday 3 October 9:57:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was just awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne for their decades-long work that resulted in the detection of the long-sought echoes from distant collisions between two black holes. Weiss, Barish, and Thorne's work — along with the effort of hundreds of other scientists — has effectively ushered in a new era of … [Link]

Mashable » Boyfriend of the Year swaps shoes with girlfriend whose heels were hurting her

Tuesday 3 October 9:47:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA man's seemingly chivalrous gesture is heating up discussion on Chinese social media. Pictures of the man wearing his girlfriend's pink heels started circulating on Weibo, after a user named Xie posted them. Xie told the local papers [link in Chinese] that they were at a hospital, and the girlfriend was waiting to see the doctor. He had been wearing black … [Link]

Mashable » Watch James Corden's reaction to Las Vegas and his outsider's perspective on gun control

Tuesday 3 October 9:40:13 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Last night James Corden added his voice to the many talk-show hosts who had to put on their shows in the wake of the shooting in Las Vegas. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel tears up talking about his hometown Las Vegas Corden opened The Late Late Show with a statement of condolence. "We're thinking of you tonight," he said of the … [Link]

Mashable » Miley Cyrus and Adam Sandler sing beautiful Dido cover in wake of Las Vegas shooting

Tuesday 3 October 9:22:30 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Last night Jimmy Fallon opened his show in the wake of the shooting at Las Vegas. This is not an easy job for an entertainer, who must do his or her job in the wake of a national tragedy. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel tears up talking about his hometown Las Vegas "In the face of tragedies and acts of terror … [Link]

Mashable » WhatsApp has unveiled its own emoji, so things might look a little strange

Tuesday 3 October 9:20:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you're a heavy WhatsApp user, get ready for its emoji to look a little different. Emojipedia says the latest Android beta of the popular messaging app shows a tweaked set of emoji for the first time. Until now, WhatsApp was always using Apple's set of emoji. SEE ALSO: How dancing emoji hijacked your job — and why there's no going … [Link]

Mashable » Inquisitive koala somehow gets itself stuck on top of a rig

Tuesday 3 October 9:07:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookKoalas aren't usually the most active of animals. But they are good climbers, as South Australian firefighters discovered when they found one perched on top of a drilling rig on a construction site in Adelaide early Tuesday morning. SEE ALSO: We pray that you enjoy, and are not instead disgusted by, this collection of cute fruit bats It had climbed 30 … [Link]

Mashable » Tesla said it would build 1,500 Model 3s in Q3 2017, but it only built 260

Tuesday 3 October 8:57:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe production of Tesla's Model 3 isn't going as planned.  The company sent out a press release Monday, detailing vehicle deliveries and production for the third quarter of 2017. And in that period — from July to September — the company built just 260 Model 3 cars.  SEE ALSO: Even Elon Musk's mom needs to wait for her Tesla Model 3 … [Link]

Slashdot » Nobel Prize For Medicine Awarded For Insights Into Internal Biological Clock

Tuesday 3 October 7:00:00 UTC 2017

Dave Knott quotes a report from The Guardian: The Nobel prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to a trio of American scientists for their discoveries on the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms — in other words, the 24-hour body clock. According to the Nobel committee's citation, the researchers were recognized for their discoveries explaining "how plants, animals and … [Link]

Mashable » Watch Tom Petty's classic 'Free Fallin' tribute by Coldplay and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck

Tuesday 3 October 6:43:21 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Tributes are flowing for American rock 'n' roll everyman Tom Petty, who passed away at 66 on Monday night after suffering a cardiac arrest. One notable live tribute came from Coldplay, performing to thousands at The Moda Center in Portland, Oregon on Monday. After opening the show with a minute's silence for Petty, Coldplay was joined by guitarist and co-founder … [Link]

Mashable » Stephen Colbert on gun control after Las Vegas: 'Doing nothing is cowardice'

Tuesday 3 October 6:42:31 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook On Monday night, Stephen Colbert opened The Late Show as much of his television compatriots did by addressing the shooting massacre in Las Vegas. And like his fellow talk show hosts, Colbert also called for something, anything to be done on gun control. SEE ALSO: Daily Show's Trevor Noah gets real about gun control after Las Vegas shooting "Terrible things … [Link]

Mashable » NPR accidentally posts about a cat on its Facebook, now people want more of the cat

Tuesday 3 October 5:23:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAccidentally posting personal stuff onto a work page is every social media manager's worst nightmare. This time, after the last few days, it came as a moment of relief. On Monday, an NPR staffer's accidental Facebook post went viral, amassing more than 20,000 reactions at the time of writing. It concerned none other than a cat named Ramona, presumably belonging to … [Link]

Mashable » Here are the 10 Tom Petty songs you should listen to right now

Tuesday 3 October 5:10:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTom Petty, who died Monday after being rushed to the hospital due to cardiac arrest, was an indisputable music legend. He had what is possibly the weirdest voice in rock n' roll and that, combined with his musical prowess and lyrical skill, made him great.  Whether with Mudcrutch, Traveling Wilburys, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, or his solo work, Petty consistently … [Link]

Slashdot » Facebook Says 10 Million US Users Saw Russia-linked Ads

Tuesday 3 October 5:00:00 UTC 2017

Some 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were purchased in Russia in the months before and after last year's U.S. presidential election, Facebook said on Monday. From a report: Facebook, which had not previously given such an estimate, said in a statement that it used modeling to estimate how … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook's data-saving Messenger Lite finally rolls out to the rest of the world

Tuesday 3 October 4:55:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookExactly a year since it was first released, Facebook's "lite" version of its Messenger app is now available for users in countries such as the U.S. and UK. Before this, the Android app was mainly available in about 100 developing markets, but now appears to be more broadly downloadable in countries including Singapore, where it wasn't previously offered. SEE ALSO: Twitter … [Link]

Mashable » Anti-homophobia ad shows why people should stop using the word "gay" as an expletive

Tuesday 3 October 4:48:41 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook "If it's not gay, it's not gay." The colloquially negative use of the word "gay" is getting a roasting in the first national ad campaign. "We chose to address something small that contributes to much larger issues — homophobia, biphobia and transphobia," the group posted on Facebook on Monday. SEE ALSO: Australians continue tradition of 'democracy sausages' for marriage equality … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Life may have begun millions of years earlier than we thought

Tuesday 3 October 4:41:07 UTC 2017

Two major studies argue that life arose on Earth very soon after it formed, but both have already come in for heavy criticism [Link]

Slashdot » Tesla Badly Misses Model 3 Production Goals

Tuesday 3 October 3:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source): Tesla badly missed its goal of building 1,500 Model 3 cars in the third quarter, the first sign that the production ramp-up for the new sedan isn't going as smoothly as planned. The Silicon Valley electric-car maker built 260 of the Model … [Link]

Mashable » Jimmy Kimmel tears up talking about his hometown Las Vegas

Tuesday 3 October 2:52:21 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Jimmy Kimmel got emotional on Monday night when talking about his hometown, Las Vegas, which just suffered a mass shooting that left 59 people dead.  SEE ALSO: Daily Show's Trevor Noah gets real about gun control after Las Vegas shooting "I want this to be a comedy show," he said. "I hate talking about this." He later added, "It feels … [Link]

Mashable » Australians continue tradition of 'democracy sausages' for marriage equality

Tuesday 3 October 2:20:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAustralians have an insatiable need to throw back a "democracy sausage" sandwich after voting — and this weekend, they're continuing the sacred national rite. Questionably cheap snags (which is what Aussies call sausages) in cheap white bread lathered in cheap sauce usually make an appearance at every Australian election polling booth. With a non-compulsory, nationwide postal survey regarding same-sex marriage under … [Link]

Mashable » American Airlines ups its pillow game by tossing in a mattress pad, duvet — but only for first class

Tuesday 3 October 1:44:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmerican Airlines is making in-flight sleep better for the folks who already have the best chance at a comfortable nap.  As if the rest of us flying back in coach didn't have it bad enough walking by all that leg room toward seat purgatory, now we'll have to uncomfortably squirm as we try to get some shut-eye knowing first and business … [Link]

Mashable » Daily Show's Trevor Noah gets real about gun control after Las Vegas shooting

Tuesday 3 October 1:29:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn the wake of a mass shooting that left 59 dead and more than 520 people hurt, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "There's a time and place for a political debate, but now is a time to unite as a country."  Well, The Daily Show's Trevor Noah thinks that's BS. On Monday night, he called out politicians and members … [Link]

Mashable » You aren't a real race car driver, but you can pretend to be one in Xbox's 'Forza' onesie

Tuesday 3 October 0:45:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor many of us, our race car driving fantasies start and end in front of the TV. But now you can at least dress the part, with Xbox launching a Forza Motorsport 7 Performance Edition onesie, designed in collaboration with Porsche Cars Australia. SEE ALSO: Vin Diesel looks like he just cried or is crying over Paul Walker-inspired custom Xbox The … [Link]

Mashable » How to handle your emotional reaction to the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting

Tuesday 3 October 0:44:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSince a mass shooting in Las Vegas killed at least 59 people and wounded hundreds at an oudoor concert Sunday night, people have of course been grappling with intense emotional reactions to the tragedy.  Whether you lived through the trauma firsthand or witnessed the aftermath on television or social media, it's important to understand your feelings and develop coping strategies that … [Link]

Slashdot » Equifax Says 2.5 Million More Americans May Be Affected By Hack

Tuesday 3 October 0:10:00 UTC 2017

According to Reuters, Equifax said about 2.5 million additional U.S. consumers may have been impacted by a cyber attack at the company last month. Last month, the company disclosed that personal details of up to 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July. As for what led to the breach, Ars Technica reports it was "a … [Link]


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