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Anyone who works as a freelancer these days has to be at least a bit familiar with techie things. But it isn’t just that. When I was a kid and those vaguely SF puppet shows were on the television and all the other kids wanted to be Greg Gogetem or Steve Savetheuniverse, I wanted to be the guy in a white coat and glasses called Doc or Brains. Here are some technology-related feeds I find useful and/or entertaining.

Slashdot » IRS Suspends $7 Million Contract With Equifax After Malware Discovered

Friday 13 October 23:20:00 UTC 2017

After malware was discovered on Equifax's website again, the IRS decided late Thursday that it would temporarily suspend the agency's $7.1 million data security contract with the company. CBS News reports: In September, Equifax revealed that it had exposed 143 million consumer files — containing names, addresses, Social Security numbers and even bank account information — to hackers in an … [Link]

Mashable » 'Peanuts' memorabilia lost when cartoonist's home burns in Northern California fires

Friday 13 October 23:19:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBad news for Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Patty, and Linus fans: the house of Peanuts comic strip creator Charles Schulz was destroyed in the wildfires raging through Northern California. SEE ALSO: California wildfire victims returning to their destroyed homes is absolutely heart-wrenching The cartoonist's home in Santa Rosa burned Monday along with thousands of other homes and businesses in the area, according … [Link]

Mashable » After 13 seasons, 'Supernatural' is still the best at ripping our hearts out

Friday 13 October 23:08:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWelcome 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. Supernatural Season 13 opened on a more melancholy note than it has in years, with Sam and Dean grieving the apparent deaths of their mother, Mary; their angelic sidekick, Castiel; and even … [Link]

Mashable » This acne cake will make you want to throw up… or grab a plate

Friday 13 October 23:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you like pimple popping videos, this one's for you. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Real Time, Real Time Video, Real Time Video, and Mashable News [Link]

Mashable » Bentley driver caught littering gets a helping of instant justice

Friday 13 October 22:42:02 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook A biker got a little revenge after a litterbug decided to leave a bag of trash in a parking lot.  The biker, who was wearing a helmet cam, witness a man in a Bentley (of course) walk out of his car with a bag of trash and leave it in a parking lot. The man then drives off, and the … [Link]

Slashdot » Dutch Privacy Regulator Says Windows 10 Breaks the Law

Friday 13 October 22:40:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The lack of clear information about what Microsoft does with the data that Windows 10 collects prevents consumers from giving their informed consent, says the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA). As such, the regulator says that the operating system is breaking the law. To comply with the law, the DPA says … [Link]

Mashable » Yes, the Yellowstone volcano can wipe out humanity, but we'll have years of warning

Friday 13 October 22:27:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSensational news headlines over the last couple days have promoted the idea that the formidable Yellowstone supervolcano "may blow sooner" and "could blow faster" than scientists previously thought.  This makes it seem like Yellowstone is either threatening to erupt or might one day catastrophically explode with little warning, suffocating us frail humans under black, ashy skies. But even if this research … [Link]

Mashable » Zappos offers to cover the funeral costs of Las Vegas shooting victims

Friday 13 October 22:25:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookZappos is stepping up to help victims of a hometown tragedy. The Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer said it would pay the funeral costs of any of the victims of the Mandalay Bay mass shooting, the Las Vegas Sun first reported. All families have to do is ask.  SEE ALSO: These dogs traveled from all over the U.S. to bring some … [Link]

Mashable » Google avoids the wrath of wired headphone lovers, cuts Pixel 2 dongle price

Friday 13 October 22:12:40 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f10%2f7050b8f1 a2d2 4a0e%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ outdid itself.","image":&qu~ out, Apple—Google's new lineup is here and it's pretty amazing","sources":[~ event,real,google home,standalone-featured,real-time,~ video,real time,keynote,real-time-video,google pixel,real time video,mashable news,google pixel 2,google home mini,google pixel 2 xl,google home max,google clip","sec0":null,&q~ event,real,google home,standalone-featured,real-time,~ video,real time,keynote,real-time-video,google pixel,real time video,mashable news,google pixel 2,google home mini,google pixel 2 xl,google home max,google clip","videoSeriesName&qu~ More about Google, Apple, Headphone Jack, Dongle, and Pixel … [Link]

Slashdot » Woz Wants To Retrain You For a Career in Tech

Friday 13 October 22:00:00 UTC 2017

Steve Wozniak wants you to work in tech, and he's going to help you do it. From a report: The Apple co-founder is launching Woz U, a digital institute aimed at helping folks not only figure out what type of tech job they might be best at, but train for it. "People often are afraid to choose a technology-based career … [Link]

Mashable » Man discovers hollowed out tree burning from the inside after California wildfire

Friday 13 October 21:58:07 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Matthew McDermott of Sonoma, California discovered an odd scene while driving in Schellville, California on Monday. A tree had caught fire thanks to the wildfires ripping through the state, and the tree was burning from the inside out.  "That is the craziest fucking thing I've ever seen," McDermott could be heard saying in the clip. "It's hollowed out the tree."  … [Link]

Mashable » Check out this terrible peanut butter sandwich hack that will make your life so much more complicated

Friday 13 October 21:57:17 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook If you find yourself hungry, really craving a peanut butter sandwich, why not take three and a half hours to make one just like Bev from Food Network did? SEE ALSO: These edible wrappers could help keep plastic out of the ocean Meet Bev, the sandwich maker expert. She's here to teach us how to make peanut butter slices and … [Link]

Mashable » The most popular PC game bans thousands of cheaters every day

Friday 13 October 21:52:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has a big cheater problem. Luckily, PUBG uses an anti-cheat service that catches an insane amount of them every day. SEE ALSO: Survival shooter 'PUBG' adds ability to honk car horns, chaos ensues PUBG's anti-cheat service BattlEye took to Twitter today to give an update on its efforts to make sure PUBG is cheater-free, revealing that the service has … [Link]

Mashable » Trump says he met the 'president of the Virgin Islands' … which is him

Friday 13 October 21:42:14 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook President Donald Trump has a way with words, as you may know.  Trump was speaking at Values Voter Summit on Friday when once again, he embarrassed himself with his choice of words.  SEE ALSO: How Trump’s four hours in Puerto Rico revealed his Achilles' heel While speaking on the natural disasters that have struck the United States in the last … [Link]

Mashable » Watch astronauts play with a fidget spinner in space

Friday 13 October 21:39:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe internet's scientific prayers have been answered: we now know definitively what happens when you spin a fidget spinner in space. And it is predictably awesome.  SEE ALSO: Would a fidget spinner spin forever in space? On Friday, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik posted a video of himself and some of his astronaut pals taking Newton's laws of motion for a test … [Link]

Mashable » 15 iconic horror villains that have terrorized film goers for generations

Friday 13 October 21:34:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHorror movies are nothing without a truly depraved and menacing villain. They come in many different forms; sometimes the villain can be a person, demon, monster, or something in describably nasty. SEE ALSO: Take a peek at our top five horror flicks of all time… if you dare! The villains are usually interested in exacting revenge or dishing out as much … [Link]

Mashable » Should Face ID Freak You Out?

Friday 13 October 21:32:13 UTC 2017

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

Mashable » The outrage about the Women's Convention is missing one key point

Friday 13 October 21:31:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s October 2017 and some fights just won't die.  Take a look at the most recent intra-resistance clashIn September, organizers of the Women's March announced that they'd decided to designate the theme of their upcoming convention as the famous Maxine Waters' quote "Reclaiming Our Time." The all-powerful Congresswoman would be featured as headliner.  The convention only generated modest amounts of buzz … [Link]

Mashable » Chance the Rapper is sending fans to see 'Marshall' for free

Friday 13 October 21:23:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMonths after Chance the Rapper bought out a day's worth of movie tickets so his fans could see Get Out for free, the musician's done it again, this time for Friday showings of Marshall at two Chicago theaters. "Go see Marshall today for free," he wrote in an impromptu "press release" shared Friday morning on Twitter. His post also suggested he'd … [Link]

Slashdot » Google is Essentially Building an Anti-Amazon Alliance, and Target is the Latest To Join

Friday 13 October 21:20:00 UTC 2017

Google and the country's biggest brick-and-mortar retailers have one main problem in common: Amazon. Now both sides are acting like they are serious about working together to do something about it. From a report: On Thursday, Target and Google announced that they are expanding what was a years-old delivery partnership from a small experiment in a handful of cities to … [Link]

Mashable » All future iPhones could adopt Apple's creepy Face ID security

Friday 13 October 21:12:12 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fvideo uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f81674%2fce8df591 585b 4d93 9c40 2a9a818d4226 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ really do come true.","image":&quot~ iPhone X is here—and we are drooling","sources":~ event,wireless charging,augmented reality,facial recognition,real-time,real-time video,real time,real-time-video,real time video,iphone x,apple event 2017","sec0":null,&q~ event,wireless charging,augmented reality,facial recognition,real-time,real-time video,real time,real-time-video,real time video,iphone x,apple event 2017","videoSeriesName&qu~ More about Apple, Rumors, Touch, Ming Chi Kuo, and Iphone X [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Daily API RoundUp: Lemonade, Incentivit, Apidaze

Friday 13 October 21:01:10 UTC 2017

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

Mashable » Pre-order Samsung's Gear IconX headphones and the Gear Sport watch

Friday 13 October 20:47:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The pre-order period for the new Samsung Gear Sport watch and Gear IconX headphones is finally here. This may be the most important two-week window of your life. Both are available for pre-order from October 13th through October 26th, with the actual release date … [Link]

Mashable » Google's secret hardware ingredient is AI

Friday 13 October 20:40:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhat does Google know about hardware that no one else does? If you said software, you're almost right. Google likes to think its secret sauce is artificial intelligence, which manifests in its consumer products as the Google Assistant. The Assistant was front and center during the company's big hardware event earlier this month. SEE ALSO: Google's 'Pixel Buds' may be the … [Link]

Slashdot » Why China is Winning the Clean Energy Race

Friday 13 October 20:40:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: U.S. politicians have been warning for years that America couldn't let China win the clean energy race. That's exactly what has happened, with the trends most stark in electric cars, solar and nuclear energy. Why it matters: Building for the last decade, these trends have accelerated in the last couple of years. Politicians and … [Link]

Mashable » This lock will alert you as someone steals your bike

Friday 13 October 20:23:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Every cyclist shares the same fear: no matter how tightly you chain down your bike, someone could still try to steal it and run off with it. Finally, Bisecu on Kickstarter claims to have a solution. Bisecu is a bicycle smart lock that pairs … [Link]

Mashable » Report: Twitter deleted tweets related to the Russian investigation

Friday 13 October 20:01:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwitter has deleted tweets that could be helpful to investigators currently examining Russia's suspected manipulation of the social network during the 2016 presidential election, U.S. government cybersecurity officials told Politico. According to the officials, Twitter is either unable or unwilling to retrieve a "substantial amount" of tweets from bots and fake users spreading disinformation. Those users, which have been tied to … [Link]

Slashdot » IT Admin Trashes Railroad Company's Network Before He Leaves

Friday 13 October 20:00:00 UTC 2017

Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: A federal jury in Minneapolis, Minnesota found a local man guilty of intentionally damaging his former employer's network before leaving the company. The man's name is Christopher Victor Grupe, 46, and from September 2013 until December 2015 he worked as an IT professional for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), a transcontinental railroad based in Alberta, … [Link]

Mashable » Balloons may be Puerto Rico's best chance for communication

Friday 13 October 20:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookX, an Alphabet company, has been working on using balloons to send cellular service to remote areas for years. With the FCC granting a temporary license to operate in Puerto Rico, they have the opportunity to show off all their hard work. Read more…More about Google, Iphone, Android, Verizon, and Att [Link]

Mashable » Margot Robbie doesn't get "slutty" Halloween costumes even though her character inspired the most popular one

Friday 13 October 19:52:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn an interview with W Magazine, Suicide Squad actress Margot Robbie said she doesn't understand the popularity of "slutty" costumes on Halloween. However, she portrayed Harley Quinn, one of the most famous risqué characters revelers dress as. Robbie recalled she always dressed as male characters because they are the "most fun." Read more…More about Halloween, Mashable Video, Costume, Sexy, and Costumes … [Link]

Mashable » How three Napa businesses are helping their neighbors in a time of need

Friday 13 October 19:43:31 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThough the California wildfires have caused considerable damage to the Napa Valley area, they have also created an opportunity for people to step up and help their community.  Compline Wine Bar, Napa Cigars, and Blackbird Inn are three local mainstays that still have power, and have been doing their part to help those who do not. They've risen to the occasion … [Link]

Mashable » This small army of robots will do your shopping for you

Friday 13 October 19:28:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe online retail startup 'Boxed' has fully automated one of their warehouses to aid their human employees in preparing orders for delivery. Read more…More about Jobs, Amazon, Robots, Mashable Video, and Shopping [Link]

Slashdot » SWIFT Says Hackers Still Targeting Bank Messaging System

Friday 13 October 19:20:00 UTC 2017

Hackers continue to target the SWIFT bank messaging system, though security controls instituted after last year's $81 million heist at Bangladesh's central bank have helped thwart many of those attempts, a senior SWIFT official told Reuters. From the report: "Attempts continue," said Stephen Gilderdale, head of SWIFT's Customer Security Programme, in a phone interview. "That is what we expected. We … [Link]

Mashable » 'Welcome to Key West' sign found 300 miles away a month after Hurricane Irma

Friday 13 October 19:15:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust about a month after Hurricane Irma blew through Florida, everyone will know Key West is "Paradise USA" once again. The iconic "Welcome to Key West" sign was found 300 miles away from its home on Thursday in Fort Meyers Beach, according to the Miami Herald.  SEE ALSO: Hemingway's six-toed cats may have eight lives after Hurricane Irma The friendly greeting … [Link]

Mashable » Russia reportedly using 'Pokémon Go' for election meddling is meme gold

Friday 13 October 18:58:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRemember your beloved Pokémon Go? The irritating – but ultimately harmless – mobile game that had people walking around taking photos of nothing?  Welp, per CNN, it too reportedly played a role in Russia's 2016 election hacking. I'm sorry for your loss. SEE ALSO: Election-meddling Russian troll farms tried to use Pokémon Go to stir racial tensions A quick recap: CNN … [Link]

Mashable » 12 Fall movies for people who hate horror movies

Friday 13 October 18:53:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe all know October is often dedicated to Halloween sitcom specials and scary movies but what happens to the people who get terrified by a single second of a horror movie trailer?  SEE ALSO: A definitive timeline of music being released this fall All you need is the often overlooked fall movie.  We reach out to fall movies in hopes of … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Understanding API Connectivity to Resolve App DDoS Attacks

Friday 13 October 18:45:47 UTC 2017

As companies of all sizes across verticals undergo digital transformation, they're building new applications and services from multiple sources using APIs to facilitate interactions between new applications and services as well as legacy systems. In today's cloud-first, mobile-first, digital-everything world, the glue that binds it all together is the API. Cloud-based applications, and the business models that they support, rely … [Link]

Mashable » Toddler appropriately freaks out over an unexpectedly evil unicorn toy

Friday 13 October 18:42:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis little kid just received a tough life lesson: Not every toy is your friend.  In a Facebook video posted Wednesday, Mom of the Year Jessica Mags surprises her son Westin with a not-so-friendly plush unicorn.  SEE ALSO: Sia's new track for the 'My Little Pony' Movie is surprisingly moody and kinda great This seemingly innocuous plaything must be a Gemini … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Horses bred to look like cartoons are part of a worrying trend

Friday 13 October 18:42:00 UTC 2017

A colt with googly eyes and a very "dished" head is the latest example of a trend for animals with "cute" looks that raise health risks, says Danny Chambers [Link]

Slashdot » Qualcomm Seeks China iPhone Ban, Escalating Apple Legal Fight

Friday 13 October 18:40:00 UTC 2017

Qualcomm filed lawsuits in China seeking to ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones in the country, the chipmaker's biggest shot at Apple so far in a sprawling and bitter legal fight. From a report: The San Diego-based company aims to inflict pain on Apple in the world's largest market for smartphones and cut off production in a country where … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Driverless cars could let you choose who survives in a crash

Friday 13 October 18:40:00 UTC 2017

The question of who a driverless car should save in an accident is a thorny one. Letting car owners choose for themselves could be an easy way out [Link]

Mashable » A whisper network is never enough, and it never will be

Friday 13 October 18:32:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWednesday night a spreadsheet filled with names started getting passed around among women in media.  Slowly names of men in New York and national media were added to the list as it was opened and edited by dozens of anonymous women attempting to keep one another safe. Some of those names, highlighted in red, represented men "accused of physical sexual violence … [Link]

Mashable » 'Turtles All The Way Down' is the John Green novel we so desperately need right now

Friday 13 October 18:23:11 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere is a question readers ask whenever they pick up a John Green novel, especially after The Fault In Our Stars: How emotionally destroyed am I going to be by the time I finish this book? That totally depends on the reader, but if you pick up John Green's new novel Turtles All The Way Down, his first new book in … [Link]

Mashable » Two families hid in pools during the California fires, and their stories end in very different ways

Friday 13 October 18:22:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe wildfires ravaging California have been devastating this week, with over 30 people dead so far and countless of homes have been destroyed.  While countless of stories are coming from the Golden State, two families shared horrifying accounts of hiding in their respective pools for safety until the flames have passed.  SEE ALSO: California wildfire victims returning to their destroyed homes … [Link]

Mashable » 'Peaky Blinders' and more cut ties with Harvey Weinstein amidst scandal

Friday 13 October 18:12:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe career repercussions for Harvey Weinstein have started to come in the wake of dozens of women coming forward to accuse him of sexually harassing and assaulting them. Weinstein's own company fired him after the reports came to light, he may face expulsion from the Producer's Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and now several … [Link]

Mashable » #WomenBoycottTwitter is just another hashtag too late for women of color

Friday 13 October 18:09:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe #WomenBoycottTwitter started a discussion on Friday, but women of color are asking: Where was this a few days ago? Or a few months ago? The boycott started after Rose McGowan was suspended from Twitter Thursday morning for posting a private phone number, which violated the company's term of service. This, in the rising wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, caused … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Sex addiction isn’t an illness, treating it as one is a bad idea

Friday 13 October 18:06:08 UTC 2017

Harvey Weinstein is being treated for sex addiction, but many health professionals say it isn't a real illness and addiction-style therapy doesn't help [Link]

Slashdot » This Is the Week Wall Street Went Nuts Over Cryptocurrencies

Friday 13 October 18:00:00 UTC 2017

Wall Street banks that weren't already on the bitcoin bandwagon appear to be piling on, or least eyeing seats, after the cryptocurrency surged to all-time highs this week on the way to $6,000. From a report: Analysts are working to keep up with demand from clients for information. UBS and Citigroup published extensive explainers on blockchain technology, while senior executives … [Link]

Mashable » Blizzard is suing a company for blatantly ripping off 'Overwatch'

Friday 13 October 17:36:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere’s a Chinese mobile game called Heroes of Warfare, which takes as much inspiration as possible from Blizzard Entertainment's hit game Overwatch. A little too much inspiration for Blizzard's liking. Blizzard and its Chinese partner NetEase are suing Heroes of Warfare's creators, 4399, for infringing on its intellectual property, Japanese news site PC Watch reported today. Blizzard claims that 4399's Heroes … [Link]

Mashable » Everything is terrible but today is 'Treat Yo Self' day, so go wild

Friday 13 October 17:25:17 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook On Oct. 13, 2011, the world was graced by three beautiful words courtesy of Tom and Donna on Parks and Recreation: Treat. Yo. Self. The world has changed a lot since Pawnee's swaggiest duo preached the gospel of self care. An overgrown baby is President; someone who physically resembles an overgrown baby was recently accused by 30 women (and counting) … [Link]

Mashable » Steve Jobs would hate this rumored iPhone accessory

Friday 13 October 17:21:47 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fvideo uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f81674%2fce8df591 585b 4d93 9c40 2a9a818d4226 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ really do come true.","image":&quot~ iPhone X is here—and we are drooling","sources":~ event,wireless charging,augmented reality,facial recognition,real-time,real-time video,real time,real-time-video,real time video,iphone x,apple event 2017","sec0":null,&q~ event,wireless charging,augmented reality,facial recognition,real-time,real-time video,real time,real-time-video,real time video,iphone x,apple event 2017","videoSeriesName&qu~ More about Apple, Rumors, Apple Pencil, Apple Pencil Case, and 2019 [Link]

Slashdot » Does the Rise of AI Precede the End of Code?

Friday 13 October 17:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares an article: It's difficult to know what's in store for the future of AI but let's tackle the most looming question first: are engineering jobs threatened? As anticlimactic as it may be, the answer is entirely dependent on what timeframe you are talking about. In the next decade? No, entirely unlikely. Eventually? Most definitely. The kicker … [Link]

Mashable » Today marks the last flight 666 bound for HEL on Friday the 13th. Would you take it?

Friday 13 October 17:17:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWould I board the last ever flight 666 bound for HEL on Friday the 13th? Uh, no. I’m not a superstitious person but even if that was a free flight to the magical world of Narnia I would have to skip it.  SEE ALSO: Delta will offer free messaging on flights, but never, never phone calls Nordic airline Finnair has flown … [Link]

Mashable » Build a crazy augmented reality iOS app for just $15

Friday 13 October 17:10:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You've probably heard the phrase, "There's an app for that." But do you know why there's an app for just about everything? Because there are very few barriers to entry for creators. When you have a brilliant idea and, shockingly, there isn't an app for … [Link]

Mashable » An art collector gets detained for stashing something under his bed

Friday 13 October 17:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCornelius Gurlitt was detained with 9,000 euros on his person. He had no bank accounts or history of employment but you won’t believe what he did have stashed under his bed. Presented with Startup on Crackle Read more…More about History, Art, Newsy, Theft, and Customs [Link]

Mashable » Nose hair extensions are the latest Instagram trend and I don't want to live on this planet anymore

Friday 13 October 17:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt all started with Instagrammer @gret_chen_chen sharing her photo on Instagram. Many makeup gurus tried it for themselves too and it became viral. People are using their fake lashes and putting it in their nostrils. You can use glue or pop them right in.  Read more…More about Trending, Instagram, Beauty, Trends, and Trend [Link]

New Scientist – News » Magic mushroom extract changes brains of people with depression

Friday 13 October 16:54:00 UTC 2017

Psilocybin, a hallucinogenic compound found in magic mushrooms, may help re-set the activity of neural circuits in the brain that are involved in depression [Link]

Mashable » You can now order food on Facebook and it's called 'Order Food'

Friday 13 October 16:51:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNo need to eat that plain dry toast anymore, Mark. Everyone's favorite social network launched its food delivery function across the U.S. on Friday. It is called "Order Food." In a blog post, Alex Himel, Facebook's vice president of local, makes ordering food on Seamless sound like a byzantine adventure. "Ordering food for takeout or delivery is supposed to be simple. … [Link]

Mashable » Trump's pick to lead environmental unit thinks more carbon dioxide is magic!

Friday 13 October 16:44:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOn Thursday, President Donald Trump nominated Kathleen Hartnett White to be the chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). This relatively little-known office helps coordinate environmental policymaking in the Executive Branch, and works with agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency to vet new rules and regulations.  Even in an administration loaded with climate deniers, Hartnett White, if confirmed, … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Sperm age calculator tells men how decrepit their sperm are

Friday 13 October 16:40:00 UTC 2017

An epigenetic calculator can assess a man’s sperm, guessing how old he is, and revealing how badly smoking may have damaged his gonads [Link]

Slashdot » Google Bombs Are Our New Normal

Friday 13 October 16:40:00 UTC 2017

mirandakatz writes: Tech companies' worst crises used to come in the form of pranks like Google bombs: Users figured out how to game search results, such as when a search for "miserable failure" turned up links to information about then-president George W. Bush. Today, in the era of fake news and Russian interference, that's basically our new normal — but … [Link]

Mashable » Kellyanne Conway said Trump empowers women and you can guess how that went

Friday 13 October 16:18:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen you think of Donald Trump you immediately think of all he's done to make women feel empowered, do you not? No? Oh, sorry — guess that's just Kellyanne Conway. Others might be thinking about the Donald Trump who bragged about groping women, cut Obama's equal pay act, and rolled back access to birth control, but the man Conway knows apparently … [Link]

Mashable » 16 Films Everyone Should See This Fall

Friday 13 October 16:12:58 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Movies, Star Wars, The Last Jedi, Call Me By Your Name, and Mashable Reels [Link]

New Scientist – News » Online school wants to train arts students in cybersecurity

Friday 13 October 16:03:00 UTC 2017

There aren’t enough people with the skills to defend computer systems, so a training platform is looking beyond techies [Link]

Mashable » This is the most diabolical Android ransomware we've ever seen

Friday 13 October 16:02:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookConsider this yet another PSA on why you should never ever download Adobe Flash Player, or anything resembling it if you're using an Android phone. Security researchers at ESET have discovered a new kind of ransomware infecting Android phones on a level nobody's ever seen before. Called DoubleLocker, the exploit encrypts the data on the infected device and then changes its … [Link]

Mashable » Airbnb is opening its very own apartment building (that sounds a lot like a hotel)

Friday 13 October 16:01:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAirbnb would like to sell you a time share in Florida. Yes, really.  The home-rental company is working in partnership with a property developer on a branded 300-unit rental complex in Kissimmee, Florida that will bear a new name: "Niido powered by Airbnb." The apartment building will come with extra services to help you rent out your apartment on Airbnb for … [Link]

Slashdot » Someone Is Trying to Knock the Dark Web Drug Trade Offline

Friday 13 October 16:00:00 UTC 2017

Joseph Cox, reporting for the Daily Beast: The dark web — a pack of websites that hides their physical location with special software — is always a precarious place, with the FBI shutting down massive criminal networks, or competing sites hacking one another. Now, someone is trying to take the four largest drug marketplaces offline, seemingly by flooding them with … [Link]

Mashable » Now director Oliver Stone has also been accused of sexual misconduct

Friday 13 October 15:50:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHarvey Weinstein was never the only sexual predator in Hollywood – he was just one of the most powerful and most prolific. And his fall from grace is dragging down others as well. Director Oliver Stone has been accused of sexual assault by Carrie Stevens, a former Playboy model who says he groped her at a party about 26 years ago. … [Link]

Mashable » You can buy quality noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones for under $80

Friday 13 October 15:49:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The Internet is littered with pair after pair of mediocre Bluetooth headphones. Some have good sound, some have active noise cancellation, and some merely feel comfortable. Most will run you hundreds of dollars a pair. But the Paww WaveSound 3 Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones are … [Link]

Mashable » 'League of Legends' developers finally get serious about making a second game

Friday 13 October 15:46:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe developers behind League of Legends announced that they are working on a whole new game, and this time it looks like they're pretty serious about it. Riot Games' founders Brandon "Ryze" Beck and Marc "Tryndamere" Merrill revealed in a blog post Thursday they'll be stepping away from the leadership end of Riot to go back to what brought League of … [Link]

Mashable » Someone traded a 'Rick and Morty' Szechuan sauce packet for a literal car

Friday 13 October 15:44:31 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe McDonald's Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce promotion was, by all accounts, a terrible and embarrassing disaster. But one person came out on top: a woman named Rachel from Macomb, Wisconsin, who traded her sauce packet for a car. The Drive reports that Rachel, who had the wherewithal to be first in line at her local McDonald's and actually obtain a … [Link]

Mashable » Be still my nostalgic heart: 'Supermarket Sweep' might be coming back

Friday 13 October 15:42:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you were a bored child or middle-aged adult in the '90s looking for a quick consumerist high, there was one show you could count on: Supermarket Sweep. It's been a long time since Americans watched people haggle over pork butts (the show went off the air in 2003), but now we have hope. On Thursday, production company Freemantle Media announced … [Link]

Mashable » Listen to Alibaba's CEO croon out some sweet tunes at a music festival

Friday 13 October 15:36:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookImagine Jeff Bezos crashing a Justin Timberlake performance at Coachella, grabbing a mic, and joining Justin in a duet of "Mirrors." That's basically what happened at the Yunqi Music Festival in China on WednesdayBusiness Insider reported that Billionaire Alibaba CEO Jack Ma crashed singer Li Jian's set with a microphone in hand. Ma then joined Li Jian in a duet of … [Link]

Mashable » Professor gives an explosive rant against pomegranates, but there's a good reason

Friday 13 October 15:35:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookParents are always talking about eating your vegetables and there's suddenly a reason why – a professor's fruit crusade.  Dr. Jane Martino was performing an exercise in her developmental psychology class and went on a very loud, very animated anti-pomegranate tangent to her students on Wednesday. The Des Moines Area Community College professor was adamant about the fruit, screaming "No, no, … [Link]

Mashable » Voice is bigger than Amazon Echo

Friday 13 October 15:21:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSerial entrepreneur and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk said it best: “I don't think anybody who's a major internet company can live without having a major voice strategy.”  Voice will account for nearly 50% of search on mobile in the next three years, and will be the primary way consumers search for and make purchases on their phones and voice-enabled devices. … [Link]

Mashable » Blake Lively alleges she was harassed on set and producers didn't care

Friday 13 October 15:20:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn light of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, more and more women and men in Hollywood are discussing producers and people in power who harassed and manipulated them.  In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Blake Lively said she was harassed by an unnamed makeup artist she worked with in the past. When she reported him to the producers, they … [Link]

Slashdot » Real Moviegoers Don't Care About Rotten Tomatoes

Friday 13 October 15:20:00 UTC 2017

In a recent essay published on the Hollywood Reporter, Martin Scorsese inveighs against two conjoined trends — the widespread reporting of box-office results and the grading of movies by consumers on CinemaScore and by critics on Rotten Tomatoes — and blames it for "a tone that is hostile to serious filmmakers." In particular, he contends that this hostile environment is … [Link]

Mashable » This venture capital fund wants investors as passionate as philanthropists

Friday 13 October 15:18:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLindsey Taylor Wood spent years working to empower women and girls through nonprofits. But she grew disenchanted with the slow pace of the nonprofit world—and realized that some of its strengths could help improve the quicker-moving world of venture capital.  "I grew disenchanted with philanthropy," said Taylor Wood. "You can look by and large at any metric of success, impact, or … [Link]

Mashable » Dubai police will ride hoverbikes straight out of 'Star Wars'

Friday 13 October 15:17:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDubai is aggressively turning itself into a "Future City," putting self-flying taxis in the skies and a facial recognition system in its airport. The Dubai police department's latest ride is now adding another sci-fi transportation staple: the hoverbike. The Dubai police, which already has luxury patrol cars, self-driving pursuit drones, and a robot officer, just announced it will soon have officers … [Link]

Mashable » Russell Brand reveals the hardest part about staying sober

Friday 13 October 15:16:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRussell Brand visited Mashable and spoke about his past experiences on drugs and how he has fully embraced his sobriety. Read more…More about Entertainment, Books, Mashable Video, Interview, and Celebrity [Link]

Mashable » How Harvey Weinstein allegations went from Hollywood joke to national scandal: A timeline

Friday 13 October 15:06:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPeople knew.  Now that Harvey Weinstein's long history of alleged sexual harassment, coercion, and assault is out in the open, the question has turned to just how long Weinstein was able to get away with it — and why.  The Weinstein rumors circulated for almost two decades, with numerous journalists trying to expose the truth. Meanwhile, parts of the truth occasionally … [Link]

Mashable » Oxford city centre could be electric vehicle-only by 2030

Friday 13 October 15:05:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA lot can happen in three years, but banning combustion engines from a major city centre? That seems a bit of a stretch. SEE ALSO: Hover cars aren't as far off as you think—meet the Renault Float concept Oxford City and Oxfordshire County Council have proposed plans to rid the city centre of all diesel- and petrol-fuelled vehicles — buses and … [Link]

Mashable » Photographer makes nostalgia real by Photoshopping his present self into his childhood pictures

Friday 13 October 15:05:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis photographer just found a way to travel back in time and hang out with his younger self.  Conor Nickerson developed a photo series called "Childhood" where he placed his current self in childhood photos from 1997-2005, with the help of Photoshop. It was all inspired by a project he created last year called "Then & Now," where he recreated old … [Link]

Mashable » 'Great News' takes on sexual harassment in super-timely episode

Friday 13 October 14:47:26 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Chances are that NBC's Great News probably didn't script and film a whole episode in a week to accommodate the conversation about Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment (duh). Thursday's episode of the comedy about employees at a daytime talk show was always going to air – it's just eerily topical. In Season 2 episode 3 (available on Hulu), Katie (Briga Wheelan) … [Link]

Slashdot » Twitter Is Crawling With Bots and Lacks Incentive To Expel Them

Friday 13 October 14:46:59 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: On Wednesday, the exterior of Twitter's San Francisco headquarters bore an eerie message: "Ban Russian Bots." Someone — the company doesn't know who — projected the demand onto the side of its building. Bots, or automated software programs, can be programmed to periodically send out messages on the internet. Now Twitter is scrambling to … [Link]

Mashable » Listen to the excellently creepy first song from the 'Stranger Things 2' soundtrack

Friday 13 October 14:40:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWith less than two weeks to go before the Oct. 27 release of Stranger Things 2 (not 'Stranger Things Season 2'), the duo behind the '80s nostalgia-packed Season 1 soundtrack has resurfaced from the Upside Down like the Demogorgon of your dreams/nightmares. SEE ALSO: Unpacking the '80s nostalgia of the 'Stranger Things' soundtrack Composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S … [Link]

Slashdot » Recordings of the Sounds Heard In the Cuban US Embassy Attacks Released

Friday 13 October 14:30:00 UTC 2017

New submitter chrissfoot shares a report from The Associated Press: The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana in a series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks. The recording, released Thursday by the AP, is the first disseminated publicly of the many taken in Cuba of mysterious sounds that … [Link]

Mashable » Chilling 'Time' cover labels Harvey Weinstein a 'predator' and 'pariah'

Friday 13 October 14:21:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTime magazine is putting the Harvey Weinstein controversy front and center, featuring the Hollywood producer — who was recently hit with accusations of sexual harassment and assault from more than a dozen women — on their latest cover. For the Oct. 23 edition, Time featured a black and white photograph of Weinstein's face with the words "Producer. Predator. Pariah." to the … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Male chimpanzee seen snatching seconds-old chimp and eating it

Friday 13 October 14:19:26 UTC 2017

A rare sighting of a chimpanzee birth ended in infanticide and cannibalism – and probably explains why new mothers often go into hiding for weeks or months [Link]

Mashable » An art thief gets caught with one billion dollars worth of art work

Friday 13 October 14:05:17 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Cornelius Gurlitt was detained with 9,000 euros on his person. He had no bank accounts or history of employment but you won’t believe what he did have stashed under his bed. Presented with Startup on Crackle Read more… More about History, Art, Theft, Customs, and Museum [Link]

Mashable » Eleven is back in the final trailer for 'Stranger Things' Season 2

Friday 13 October 13:47:24 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Ready for another journey into the Upside Down? SEE ALSO: 'Stranger Things' reveals intriguing episode titles, including a gaming deep cut Netflix has revealed the final trailer for the next season of Stranger Things, which premieres in just two more weeks. Well – one week, six days, and about 17 hours, to be more precise. But who's counting?  Stranger Things … [Link]

Mashable » This adorable napping baby has no idea her mom is dressing her in incredible costumes

Friday 13 October 13:33:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAfter Photographer Laura Izumikawa noticed her daughter Joey naps very deeply, she started taking pictures of her dressed in adorable costumes while she slept. The photo series has gained so much attention, Izumikawa will be releasing a photo book called Naptime with Joey. Every editorial product is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an … [Link]

Slashdot » Researcher Turns HDD Into Rudimentary Microphone

Friday 13 October 13:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader writes from Bleeping Computer: Speaking at a security conference, researcher Alfredo Ortega has revealed that you can use your hard disk drive (HDD) as a rudimentary microphone to pick up nearby sounds. This is possible because of how hard drives are designed to work. Sounds or nearby vibrations are nothing more than mechanical waves that cause HDD … [Link]

Mashable » Liam Gallagher's sweary guide to being a Twitter legend

Friday 13 October 13:27:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLiam Gallagher’s Twitter feed is legendary.  The former Oasis frontman has made a name for himself in the Twittersphere with his explosive rants, his feud with his brother Noel, and his sweary observations. We decided we wanted to learn from the best and get some advice on how to improve our Twitter game. SEE ALSO: 42 bizarre and hilarious Liam Gallagher … [Link]

Mashable » New conductive paint kit allows you to draw your own lamps

Friday 13 October 13:27:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRemember those guys with the cheap conductive paint? Well, their latest innovation is even cooler — transforming plain paper into touch-sensitive lamps. Bare Conductive, the studio behind the paint, launched a Kickstarter campaign, reaching their goal in just 24 hours. Read more…More about Tech, Startups, Mashable Video, Diy, and Electricity [Link]

Mashable » California wildfire victims returning to their destroyed homes is absolutely heart-wrenching

Friday 13 October 13:24:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWildfires in Northern California have ravaged 170,000 acres of land and several victims have released footage of their desolated communities. States of emergency have been declared in seven counties and at least 23 people are dead. However, many residents are still hopeful. Read more…More about Climate, Science, Environment, California, and Rescue [Link]

New Scientist – News » We’ve drawn iconic sail-wearing Dimetrodon wrong for 100 years

Friday 13 October 12:37:00 UTC 2017

Dimetrodon, one of the most recognisable of the pre-dinosaur predators, might not actually have crawled across the ground as it’s usually depicted [Link]

Mashable » Seth Meyers tells other men to speak out about predators like Trump and Weinstein

Friday 13 October 12:15:04 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook As the allegations against Harvey Weinstein continue to stack up, Seth Meyers has a little advice for other men: um, do something about it. "There is no doubt that this horrifying story reveals yet again a culture of systemic misogyny that exists at the highest levels of society," Meyers said on Late Night Thursday. Watch and slowly nod your head. … [Link]

Mashable » Why I'm forcing all my friends to buy the Oculus Go

Friday 13 October 12:13:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOculus, Samsung, Google, Sony, Valve, and everyone else who makes virtual reality devices have a problem: VR isn't selling.  From a gamer's perspective, it's pretty obvious why. Devices like Oculus Rift and Playstation VR are innovative, shiny, new, and probably the way of the future or whatever, but as a gamer, I really only care about one thing: playing good games. … [Link]

Slashdot » World's First 'Negative Emissions' Plant Has Begun Operation

Friday 13 October 12:00:00 UTC 2017

In an effort to reduce the 40 trillion kg of carbon dioxide humans produce each year, three companies have been working to build machines that can capture the gas directly from the air. One such machine in Iceland has begun operation. Quartz reports: Climeworks just proved the cynics wrong. On Oct. 11, at a geothermal power plant in Iceland, the … [Link]

Mashable » Ginormous Piccadilly screen will send targeted ads based on the colour of your car

Friday 13 October 11:26:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe billboard lights at Piccadilly Circus in London are getting a makeover which will take it into the 21st century and beyond, making it the largest of its kind in Europe.  SEE ALSO: Nighttime at Piccadilly Circus, the shining neon heart of London The new screen will basically be a ginormous Smart TV —  even better than-4K and larger than a … [Link]

Slashdot » The Real Inside Story of How Commodore Failed

Friday 13 October 11:20:30 UTC 2017

dryriver writes: Everybody who was into computers in the 1980s and 1990s remembers Commodore producing amazingly innovative, capable and popular multimedia and gaming computers one moment, and disappearing off the face of the earth the next, leaving only PCs and Macs standing. Much has been written about what went wrong with Commodore over the years, but always by outsiders looking … [Link]

Mashable » Child bride uses Facebook evidence to annul her illegal underage marriage

Friday 13 October 10:56:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThanks to Facebook evidence, an Indian child bride has convinced a court to dissolve her illegal marriage. 19-year-old Sushila Bishnoi had appealed for her marriage to be annulled, on the grounds that she was underage when it took place. SEE ALSO: Woman creates board game about arranged marriages based on her experience getting out of one But her ex-husband denied that … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Blind cave fish lost eyes by unexpected evolutionary process

Friday 13 October 10:49:43 UTC 2017

The discovery that a cavefish might have lost its sight because key eye genes were switched off via epigenetics, rather than mutation, will fuel an evolutionary debate [Link]

Mashable » Jordan Peele snuck into a class about his own movie and we're wildly jealous

Friday 13 October 10:48:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookStudents in a horror movie class come prepared for a fright, but they got the surprise of their lives on Thursday. SEE ALSO: Take a peek at our top five horror flicks of all time… if you dare! UCLA teacher Tananarive Due was teaching a Black Horror film class, so she decided to show the students a scene from the film … [Link]

Mashable » China's biggest messaging app accidentally translates 'black foreigner' to the N-word

Friday 13 October 10:14:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWeChat, China's biggest messaging app, has apologised for a gaffe, where it translated the phrase "black foreigner" to the N-word. The mistake was first spotted by Ann James, an American living in Shanghai. She translated an incoming Chinese message into English, which produced the text: "The n****r's still late." SEE ALSO: Google's 'Pixel Buds' may be the key to breaking the … [Link]

Mashable » Successful serial entrepreneurs share their most valuable advice

Friday 13 October 10:09:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn 2017, the "entrepreneurial bug" is prolific. For those bitten by it, there is nothing more invigorating than the seed of a successful business idea. But in our startup-saturated society, with an abundance of businesses that promise to disrupt everything from the daily commute to dental floss, the truth is that only a small percentage of companies ultimately make the cut. … [Link]

Mashable » Quentin Tarantino reacts to Weinstein's saga and people are baffled

Friday 13 October 10:02:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOne of Hollywood's most celebrated directors, and longtime friend of disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, has finally spoken out.  SEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton breaks her silence on Harvey Weinstein Quentin Tarantino can credit Weinstein for the success of all his movies since Pulp Fiction, with an important mention to Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, and the most recent one, The Hateful Eight.  They've … [Link]

Slashdot » Octopuses Show Scientists How To Hide Machines in Plain Sight

Friday 13 October 10:00:00 UTC 2017

If you want to learn the art of camouflage look no further than octopuses. Just watch this famous video that shows a diver slowly swimming up to a clump of rock and seaweed, only for part of that clump to turn white, open its eye, and jet away, squirting ink behind it. Materials scientists and engineers have fallen under the … [Link]

Mashable » P!nk just smashed a bunch of fall-inspired Twitter songs on 'Fallon'

Friday 13 October 9:56:49 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Fall just got a whole lot more awesome. SEE ALSO: Miley Cyrus and her dad pay tribute to Tom Petty with a beautiful cover of 'Wildflowers' P!nk was a special guest on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night, and ahead of the show Fallon got his audience to send in their personal compositions with the hashtag #FallSongs … [Link]

Mashable » Emma Thompson says Harvey Weinstein isn't the only 'predator' in Hollywood

Friday 13 October 9:41:11 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Emma Thompson says Harvey Weinstein should be labelled a "predator" — rather than just a "sex addict" — and that his behaviour is indicative of an "endemic" culture of sexual harassment in Hollywood. Appearing on BBC Newsnight, Thompson said Weinstein is "at the top of the ladder" of a "system of harassment and belittling and bullying and interference and […] … [Link]

Mashable » Drone captures dramatic footage of erupting volcano in Japan

Friday 13 October 9:27:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIncredible footage shot by a drone has captured the intensity of a Japanese volcano which erupted for the first time in six years. SEE ALSO: Airbnb asks for hosts to open their homes to volcano evacuees in Bali Smoke and ash can be seen spewing from the Shinmoedake volcano in the Japanese prefecture of Kyushu, with a plume rising up to … [Link]

Mashable » Kimmel's plan to stop Trump's rage-tweets with fidget spinners is so crazy it just might work

Friday 13 October 8:56:40 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook It's a kooky scheme, but it might just work. SEE ALSO: Kimmel's idea for a 'Trump-translator' app is kind of genius On Thursday night Jimmy Kimmel mocked President Donald Trump's "inexplicable battle with Puerto Rico" which the president aired over his prolific Twitter account. Kimmel isn't the first to observe that Trump's habit of sending off strings of angry tweets … [Link]

Mashable » 'Star Wars' gym gear will take your workout over to the Dark Side

Friday 13 October 7:55:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFinally, your home gym equipment collection can be complete. Fitness company Onnit has produced a line of Star Wars themed gear, including yoga mats, kettlebells, and medicine balls. SEE ALSO: New 'Star Wars' poster gets unexpected reveal ahead of trailer All the gear is black, so naturally it stands to reason that only stuff from the dark side is featured.  All the baddies. All … [Link]

Mashable » 'X-Men' goes YA in the first trailer for 'New Mutants'

Friday 13 October 7:06:37 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook After the bittersweet, blood-soaked elegy that was Logan, it kinda feels like X-Men universe could use some fresh blood.  Luckily, New Mutants is just around the corner. SEE ALSO: 'Logan' is the most important X-Men movie since 'X-Men' The new X-Men spinoff puts a much more youthful spin on that familiar franchise, focusing on a small group of superpowered teenagers … [Link]

Slashdot » Here To Zero: The Real Inside Story of How Commodore Failed

Friday 13 October 7:00:00 UTC 2017

dryriver writes: Everybody who was into computers in the 1980s and 1990s remembers Commodore producing amazingly innovative, capable and popular multimedia and gaming computers one moment, and disappearing off the face of the earth the next, leaving only PCs and Macs standing. Much has been written about what went wrong with Commodore over the years, but always by outsiders looking … [Link]

Mashable » Razer's first smartphone specs have leaked, and it looks pretty mighty

Friday 13 October 6:12:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRazer’s new smartphone is only expected to launch on Nov. 1, but the leaks have already begun. According to Phone Radar, a listing has already appeared on GFXBench titled "Razer Phone", that could just very well be the phone we're set to see in a little over two weeks. SEE ALSO: Razer's first ever smartphone could be coming next month According … [Link]

Mashable » 'Fear Factor' launched a free food truck you wouldn't race to check out

Friday 13 October 5:58:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEveryone loves free food. Except when it's affiliated with Fear Factor, that TV show that makes contestants do scary activities and eat weird things to win. SEE ALSO: Despite health risks, adventurous food lovers are trying raw chicken in Japan Regardless, a free food truck to promote the show's airing in Australia pulled up at Sydney's Circular Quay on Friday, featuring … [Link]

Mashable » #WomenBoycottTwitter: Twitter protest arises following Rose McGowan's suspension

Friday 13 October 5:26:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA silent storm is coming. Celebrities and activists have called for a Twitter boycott, after Rose McGowan was temporarily suspended from the platform on Wednesday night. SEE ALSO: Twitter explains why Rose McGowan's account got suspended Now, the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter is trending, with a boycott of the platform planned from midnight E.T. on Friday, Oct. 13. At midnight we RISE https://t.co/ihKLLczUww … [Link]

Mashable » Buff kangaroo probably has a very particular set of skills, and will find you

Friday 13 October 5:21:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDang, this is one buff kangaroo. Jackson Vincent discovered this kangaroo hanging out in a creek while he was walking his dog near Margaret River, located in the south-west of Western Australia, according to ABC News. SEE ALSO: New Zealand's adorable cat cop not strong in the field, but 'good at admin' "He sort of just looked over at us and … [Link]

Slashdot » FDA Advisers Endorse Gene Therapy To Treat Form of Blindness

Friday 13 October 3:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CBS News: A panel of U.S. health advisers has endorsed an experimental approach to treating inherited blindness, setting the stage for the likely approval of an innovative new genetic medicine. A panel of experts to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously in favor of Spark Therapeutics' injectable therapy, which aims to improve … [Link]

Mashable » Screw your ratings: 'Megyn Kelly Today' is the best sh*tshow on television

Friday 13 October 2:57:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you choose to attend a live show of Megyn Kelly Today, exercise caution: You are at heightened risk of being blinded by a violently coral pink turtleneck.  To be clear, I counted at least 10 instances of coral pink on my recent trip to see Megyn Kelly Today, including one elderly couple in his-and-hers coral whose arms were raised in … [Link]

Mashable » Cruise ship company offers same-sex wedding ceremonies at sea

Friday 13 October 2:37:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNot living in a country where same-sex marriage is legal? Even though your own government isn't recognising your civil right to marry whoever the heck you like, the sea will. Cruise ship company Celebrity Cruises has announced the commencement of legal same-sex marriages onboard their ships, officiated by the captain in international waters. Well, sort of. See, most of the Celebrity … [Link]

Mashable » Firestorm: Photos of California's deadliest wildfires on record

Friday 13 October 2:24:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCalifornia has a long history of violent, damaging wildfires. However, what the state is suffering through right now, with about two-dozen wildfires burning across the state, and out of control fires scorching tens of thousands of acres of wine country real estate, stands apart from the historical recordAt least 29 people have been killed and more than 190,000 acres burned in … [Link]

Mashable » Online used car marketplace CarGurus skyrockets in stock market debut

Friday 13 October 2:13:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUsed auto marketplace site CarGurus came from under the radar to bring home a big payday for investors in its initial public offering on Thursday. The Boston-based startup's stock soared as high as 80 percent from an already higher-than-expected base price of $16 before dipping later in the day. By market close, its market cap had reached $3.7 billion. SEE ALSO: … [Link]

Mashable » Jason Momoa apologises for Comic-Con rape joke

Friday 13 October 1:53:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJason Momoa has apologised for a rape joke made at a Comic-Con panel back in 2011, detailed in a video that has surfaced online recently. The Game of Thrones star, who plays Khal Drogo in the series, commented on the things that he's able to get away with in the science fiction and fantasy genres. SEE ALSO: Stay in the country, … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Is Really Good At Design

Friday 13 October 1:40:00 UTC 2017

Joshua Topolsky, writing for The Outline: The stuff Google showed off on October 4 was brazenly designed and strangely, invitingly touchable. These gadgets were soft, colorful… delightful? They looked human, but like something future humans had made; people who'd gotten righteously drunk with aliens. You could imagine them in your living room, your den, your bedroom. Your teleportation chamber. A … [Link]

Mashable » 'Supernatural' Season 13 sees the Winchesters dealing with grief, fatherhood, and the spawn of Satan

Friday 13 October 1:02:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSupernatural kicked off its lucky 13th season on an emotional note, with Sam and Dean saying a heartbreaking farewell to Castiel — along with all the other allies they've lost in recent months — and reluctantly taking Lucifer's newborn son, Jack (who happens to be a full-grown dude) under their wing.   Luckily for fans, we already know that Cas is … [Link]

Slashdot » Driverless Cars Are Giving Engineers a Fuel Economy Headache

Friday 13 October 1:00:00 UTC 2017

schwit1 shares a report from Bloomberg: Judging from General Motors' test cars and Elon Musk's predictions, the world is headed toward a future that's both driverless and all-electric. In reality, autonomy and battery power could end up being at odds. That's because self-driving technology is a huge power drain. Some of today's prototypes for fully autonomous systems consume two to … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon Studios boss Roy Price placed on leave after sexual harassment allegations

Friday 13 October 0:47:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs more and more women come forward with stories of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's decades-long sexual harassment, accusations against other powerful men in the industry are starting to surface. Back in August, Man in the High Castle producer Isa Hackett detailed an incident with Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, which occurred in 2015, but declined to elaborate, telling The … [Link]

Slashdot » Alphabet's Waymo Demanded $1 Billion In Settlement Talks With Uber

Friday 13 October 0:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Alphabet's Waymo sought at least $1 billion in damages and a public apology from Uber as conditions for settling its high-profile trade secret lawsuit against the ride-services company, sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters. The Waymo self-driving car unit also asked that an independent monitor be appointed to ensure Uber does … [Link]

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