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 » Simple jack-o'-lantern may be the scariest pumpkin carving we've ever seen

Monday 23 October 23:40:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookForget the ghosts and ghouls, this simple pumpkin carving will terrify all who see it. Breaking away from the standard scary face carving, Redditor fordr015 decided to create a truly terrifying jack-o'-lantern that's a little different than most.  "I carved the scariest pumpkin I could imagine," they wrote on Reddit. SEE ALSO: This spray will make all your pumpkin spice dreams … [Link]

Slashdot » Snapchat Reportedly Stuck With 'Hundreds of Thousands' of Unsold Spectacles

Monday 23 October 23:40:00 UTC 2017

According to The Information, Snapchat expected demand for its camera-equipped glasses known as Spectacles to continue after the holidays and ordered "hundreds of thousands" of additional units. But demand didn't pick up after the company opened up its sales to a wider audience, leaving those units to collect dust in warehouses. The Verge reports: It's not known exactly how many … [Link]

Mashable » Try not to cry as this couple celebrates their 80th wedding anniversary

Monday 23 October 23:30:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWarning: Get your Kleenex ready because this charming couple will bring you to tears.  Arthur and Marcia Jacobs are a centenarian couple (he's 105 years old, she's 100) who recently celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary. In this video from the couple's grandson Gabe Jacobs, the pair holds hands on the eve of the big day. SEE ALSO: Retired couple that cosplays … [Link]

Mashable » Absolutely no one believes Eric Bledsoe's salon excuse, but it makes for an A+ meme

Monday 23 October 23:29:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen Phoenix Suns' point guard Eric Bledsoe got in trouble over a tweet, he tried to use a trip to the hair salon as an excuse. The team's general manager didn't buy it, but the internet ate it up, Photoshopping Bledsoe's face into a salon chair and having at it with the hair jokes.  After the pro baller wrote "I Dont … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Mastercard to Open Up its Internal Blockchain API

Monday 23 October 23:19:09 UTC 2017

Global payments company Mastercard has announced that it will be opening up its internal blockchain API to developers. According to the company, "Mastercard’s blockchain solution provides a new way for consumers, businesses and banks to transact and is key to the company’s strategy to provide payment solutions that meet every need of financial institutions and their end-customers." [Link]

Slashdot » Stephen Hawking's Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It's Posted Online

Monday 23 October 23:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: Demand for Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis intermittently crashed part of Cambridge University's website as physics fans flocked to read his work. Prof Hawking's 1966 thesis "Properties of expanding universes" was made freely available for the first time on the publications section of university's website at 00:01 BST. More than 60,000 have so … [Link]

Mashable » The internet is cracking up at George Bush having a middle school moment

Monday 23 October 23:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGeorge Bush was seen cracking jokes and whispering with Obama during a fundraising event for hurricane reliefLuckily, the middle school moment doesn't seem to have hurt the former presidents' efforts. So far, they have raised an estimated $31 million.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Obama, Real Time, George Bush, and Real Time Video [Link]

Mashable » These THC-infused rolling papers will get you real high

Monday 23 October 22:50:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNo weed? No problem.  Thanks to the recent cannabis legalization in some areas of the United States, we now have a plethora of pot products you couldn't even dream up during prohibition. From concentrates and vapes, to edibles and lotions, it seems as if there's weed put into just about everything, including rolling papers. Raw Rolling Papers has teamed up with … [Link]

Slashdot » Chinese Scientists Create Genetically Modified Low-Fat Pigs

Monday 23 October 22:20:00 UTC 2017

Chinese scientists have created low-fat pigs using new genetic engineering techniques. "In a paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists report that they have created 12 healthy pigs with about 24 percent less body fat than normal pigs," reports NPR. From the report: The scientists created low-fat pigs in the hopes of providing … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon just added a new feature that could mean big things for restaurants

Monday 23 October 22:11:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmazon is pushing further into restaurant orders. The online shopping giant said it will begin accepting takeout orders from within its flagship app in certain locations starting next month. The feature is made possible through an ongoing partnership with a payments startup called Clover, which will let diners pay for food through their existing Amazon accounts. Amazon Restaurants was rolled out … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Google Simplifies Enterprise Mobility Management with Android Management API

Monday 23 October 22:07:59 UTC 2017

Google has announced its new Android Management API. The API allows developers to manage Android devices and apps with a single solution. Prior to the release of the API, Google partners were hacking together device policy controller apps that required heavy development work for activities that fall outside the core of the business. The new API hopes to eliminate the … [Link]

Mashable » A mother bear and her cubs float gracefully around a backyard pool

Monday 23 October 22:01:07 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Looking to momentarily escape the stresses of life in the woods, a family of bears took a much needed refreshing swim in a backyard pool in Monrovia, California, this weekend.  The pool's owners, stunned by their hairy new guests, recorded the mother bear and her cubs enjoying the water and basking in the warm sun. We only hope we're this … [Link]

Mashable » Donald Trump added new merchandise to his website, and it's the scariest Halloween accessory yet

Monday 23 October 21:54:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHalloween is officially cancelled. Let's all thank President Donald Trump's merchandise.  Trump's official store is selling pumpkin-themed "Make America Great Again" hatsThe website describes the item as a treat. But it's really just one big trick to all of us.  The hat looks ordinary enough at a glance, with a jack-o'-lantern face in the front. Turn it around, however, and the … [Link]

Mashable » Samsung has plans to make its own advanced charging mat

Monday 23 October 21:50:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSamsung is following Apple deeper into the wireless charging mat game.  The site Patently Apple found Samsung's plans filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent application shows a mat similar to Apple's forthcoming AirPower technology, which Apple says will become available sometime in 2018.  SEE ALSO: Say hello to AirPower, Apple's new wireless charging pad Samsung already offers … [Link]

Mashable » Goodbye, meat. Leonardo DiCaprio says it's time for vegan burgers

Monday 23 October 21:50:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLeonardo DiCaprio announced his investment in Beyond Burger, a meatless burger made of plant protein. This burger has been engineered to look, cook, and taste like real meat. DiCaprio has also been a longtime advocate for plant-based diets, wildlife conservation, and environmental sustainability.  Read more…More about Food, Mashable Video, Wildlife, Conservation, and Vegan [Link]

Mashable » Original Xbox games are coming to Xbox One, and you can use old discs to play them

Monday 23 October 21:45:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookStar Wars, Prince of Persia, and Ninja Gaiden — along with 10 other games — are all coming to Xbox One on Tuesday. None of them are new games, but they're all old enough at this point that they should feel new to most. The 13 games are all new additions to Xbox One's backward compatibility library, an unearthed treasure trove … [Link]

Mashable » The FBI has a 'huge' problem with your smartphone

Monday 23 October 21:40:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Federal Bureau of Investigation really, really wants to be able to access the contents of your smartphone. So much so, in fact, that the agency's director just threw a small fit over what he described as a significant problem obscuring the view of his digital panopticon: Your phone's encryption.  SEE ALSO: FBI director says 'there is no such thing as … [Link]

Slashdot » Facebook Tests Removing Publishers From News Feed — Unless They Pay

Monday 23 October 21:40:00 UTC 2017

According to a report via Mashable, Facebook is removing posts from Pages in the original News Feed and relegating them to another feed, forcing users to "pay to play" in order to have their content back in the News Feed. The setting is only available in Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Cambodia for now, but it could be … [Link]

Mashable » The New Yorker's latest Trump cover is a spooky nightmare

Monday 23 October 21:35:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe New Yorker has thrown shade at Donald Trump before, but this week's offering is something else entirely. The magazine gave us a preview of the cover of its final issue of the month – entitled "October Surprise" – Monday and it's a scary one.  SEE ALSO: Trumps offends family of another fallen soldier, and this time a $25,000 check was … [Link]

Mashable » This interactive map shows where self-driving cars are being tested around the world

Monday 23 October 21:32:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSelf-driving car development is one of the biggest trends in the automotive world today — but the companies that are working on autonomous vehicle (AV) systems can't just test their technology on any public road.  Local governments first need to give self-driving pilots permission to operate — which is why, for example, Uber decided to test its self-driving taxis in Arizona … [Link]

Mashable » ESPN cancels show because of its association with Barstool Sports

Monday 23 October 21:16:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookESPN walked into another PR quagmire on Monday, announcing it was canceling the show Barstool Van Talk after just one week.  SEE ALSO: ESPN is now the frontline of the American political-culture war The show, hosted by Dan Katz (aka Barstool Big Cat) of Barstool Sports and long-celebrated satire personality PFT Commenter, was an extension of the pair's very popular sports … [Link]

Slashdot » Apple, Samsung Face New iPhone Damages Trial

Monday 23 October 21:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California issued her order late on Sunday, 10 months after the U.S. Supreme Court set aside a $399 million award against Samsung, whose devices include the Galaxy. The three Apple patents covered design elements of the iPhone such as its black rectangular front face, … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Your autopilot mode is real – now we know how the brain does it

Monday 23 October 21:00:00 UTC 2017

Ever realised you’ve driven yourself home but haven’t really been paying attention? Brain scans have shown how wandering minds switch into autopilot mode [Link]

New Scientist – News » New York should prepare for 15-metre storm surges by 2300

Monday 23 October 21:00:00 UTC 2017

Due to rapidly rising seas, floods that once struck New York City every 500 years will soon hit every five years [Link]

Mashable » West Coast heat wave could set record for hottest World Series game on Tuesday

Monday 23 October 20:56:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAnother heat wave is in full swing across the West, with triple-digit heat roasting southern California and raising wildfire risks to "critical" levels. Strong offshore Santa Ana winds have been blowing in parts of southern California, leading to hot, dry, and windy weather that is a perfect recipe for turning small brush fires into raging infernos during what is already California's … [Link]

Mashable » Nanoleaf Aurora is a smart lighting panel that changes color to music

Monday 23 October 20:34:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Presenting the smart lighting and futuristic art aesthetic you never knew you needed: the Nanoleaf Aurora smart lighting panels. The Nanoleaf Aurora is a modular lighting system for your home, comprised of triangle-shaped LED panels. The panels can be interlocked in whatever line or … [Link]

Mashable » Apple iPhone Upgrade Program members can now be pre-approved for the iPhone X pre-order

Monday 23 October 20:21:23 UTC 2017

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

Mashable » Dude goes overboard and creates a massive AT-AT walker for Halloween

Monday 23 October 20:15:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe people who go a little overboard while decorating for Halloween are the ones who make it awesome for everyone else. This year, Nick Meyer from Parma, Ohio decided to go all out, creating a massive two-story AT-AT walker from Star Wars that stands menacingly on his front lawn. SEE ALSO: Samsung's Star Wars vacuum is the robot you need in … [Link]

Mashable » The internet doesn't know what to make of Justin Bieber's new (huge) tattoo

Monday 23 October 20:12:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTattoo Artist Bang Bang spent 26 hours over 3 consecutive days to give Justin Bieber his new tattoo. His new ink covers his entire torso and people are reacting big time.  Bang Bang explains that the tattoo is of angels dominating evil, a symbol of the struggle between light and dark. Some people say it looks like a big mess while … [Link]

Mashable » This VR headset has 6 times more pixels than Oculus

Monday 23 October 20:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookVirtual reality hardware is stepping into the next generation, and the Pimax 8K VR headset is leading the way. The headset has a 4K screen for each eye, and an incredible 200 degree field-of-view, putting the Pimax 8K miles ahead of the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Read more…More about Gaming, Htc, Virtual Reality, Computer, and Oculus [Link]

Mashable » 10 facts about San Francisco’s train system to read on your commute

Monday 23 October 19:53:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPaid Content by SamsoniteThe Bay Area includes 101 cities, 9 counties, and more than 7 million people. While most folks travel from near and far within the area, you’d be surprised to know that there isn’t one transit system that covers the entire Bay Area. That means commuting requires creativity, commitment, and patience from millions of Californians.Below are some interesting commuter … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Worked With Intel on a custom AI Chip For Its Pixel Phones

Monday 23 October 19:51:00 UTC 2017

A special-purpose chip for artificial intelligence and other tasks in Google's new Pixel smartphones draws on Intel technology. From a report: In addition to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both feature a new custom Pixel Visual Core co-processor, which is meant to improve speed and battery life when shooting photos with Google's … [Link]

Mashable » Google launches PayPal-like online payment system

Monday 23 October 19:47:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGoogle is about to make it way easier for you to shop online.  The search giant's new Pay with Google payment system allows you to check out quickly from a wide variety of websites. Think PayPal, but powered by Google.  SEE ALSO: Google's 'Pixel Buds' may be the key to breaking the language barrier If you're using an Android phone or … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » How and Why Should I Use a Parsed WHOIS API

Monday 23 October 19:46:24 UTC 2017

You probably think WHOIS is this ancient querying technology with raw output. What good is that in today's world where all the buzz is about self-driving cars, robots and artificial intelligence? Well, WHOIS may not turn your smartphone into a lunar lander, but in some scenarios, when combined with WhoAPI, WHOIS can be a powerful tool. [Link]

Mashable » Stop measuring things while baking and let this smart scale do it for you

Monday 23 October 19:44:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Baking is a science and like any science it needs to be exact. Take it from someone who constantly confuses teaspoons with tablespoons.  SEE ALSO: 10 geeky kitchen gadgets that can make cooking easier and more fun The Perfect Bake PRO takes human error … [Link]

Mashable » Matt Damon admits to knowing about Weinstein's sexual harassment for decades

Monday 23 October 19:40:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMatt Damon, who launched his career with Harvey Weinstein, continues to answer questions about exactly what he knew about the producer's decades of alleged sexual assaults — and when. Damon admitted in an interview with Good Morning America's Michael Strahan that he knew of at least one instance all the way back in the '90s, when 22-year-old Gwyneth Paltrow worked with … [Link]

Mashable » 'Star Trek Discovery' renewed, but many viewers complain the streaming service doesn't work

Monday 23 October 19:36:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookStar Trek: Discovery was renewed for a second season Monday — even as many CBS All Access subscribers found themselves unable to view the latest episode of Season 1.   The hit show screens exclusively on the network's own streaming service, which costs $6 a month (outside the U.S., it's available to Netflix subscribers). CBS hasn't released any figures on sign-ups. … [Link]

Mashable » 6 ways founders can avoid making big mistakes while growing their company

Monday 23 October 19:28:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s one of business’ most brutal truths. Not to mention one of its most paradoxical. And it happens — in the words of legendary founder Ben Horowitz — “all the time.”  “A founder develops a breakthrough idea and starts a company to build it. The product succeeds, and the company grows. Then … employees start complaining that the CEO is paying … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Robotic underwater miners can go where humans can’t

Monday 23 October 19:27:00 UTC 2017

This aquatic drone can crawl down abandoned pits to get the treasure that’s too dangerous for humans to reach, which may mean a future with fewer new mines [Link]

Mashable » Up your Halloween game with some nifty accessories to match your costume

Monday 23 October 19:21:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you think you're all set for Halloween because you bought your Harry Potter costume online, then you are sorely mistaken. You may be forgetting one crucial thing: the accessories. SEE ALSO: Couples costumes for you and your dog (AKA your real bae) From … [Link]

Mashable » Baby manatees take to the sky for rehabilitation

Monday 23 October 19:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThese orphaned baby manatees are being flow from Florida to the Cincinnati Zoo and back for rehabilitation and eventual release into the wild. Read more…More about Animals, Mashable Video, Animal, Conservation, and Nature [Link]

Mashable » A built-in filtration system keeps the bad stuff away with this water bottle

Monday 23 October 18:59:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. It's important to stay hydrated, but it's also important to drink clean water. Especially when you travel, contaminated water can make you extremely sick, which is an instant vacation-ruiner. Montezuma's revenge isn't fun for anyone, including those sharing a room with you. SEE ALSO: … [Link]

Mashable » Man wearing a teeny bathing suit makes a terrible mistake while trying to take a selfie

Monday 23 October 18:57:04 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Usually when there's a barrier stopping you from getting close to a cliff, it's there for a really good reason. But this man was determined. He needed that cliff selfie, and he was going to get it. Miraculously, this dude managed to keep his phone in his hand and his teeny bathing suit on his butt when a massive wave … [Link]

Slashdot »  Wolf of Wall Street: Cryptocurrency ICOs Are 'the Biggest Scam Ever'

Monday 23 October 18:56:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares an article: Jordan Belfort — the real-life Wolf of Wall Street — has warned that ICOs (or "token sales" or "coin sales") are "the biggest scam ever" and will "blow up in so many people's faces." The former stockbroker, who spent nearly two years in prison for fraud and financial scams, says that the Initial Coin … [Link]

Mashable » Taco Bell is testing an unholy Kit Kat quesadilla in the U.S.

Monday 23 October 18:55:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWith its new Kit Kat Chocoladilla, Taco Bell is testing the equivalent of those childhood after-school snacks you whipped up before your parents came home to stop you. First spotted on social media and reported by Brand Eating, the Chocoladilla is, quite simply, a quesadilla filled with bits of melted Kit Kat bars in place of cheese. Taco Bell tested the … [Link]

Mashable » Here’s the YouTube video that inspired 'SNL' to make David S. Pumpkins

Monday 23 October 18:52:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTom Hanks became a Halloween legend last year with the introduction of David S. Pumpkins.  Mr. Pumpkins first appeared on Saturday Night Live in the now-classic "Haunted Elevator" sketch. He danced alongside a pair of skeletons and right into our Halloween-loving hearts.  SEE ALSO: 'SNL' Weekend Update unleashed fiery burns on Harvey Weinstein In a recent interview with Vulture, the writers … [Link]

Mashable » One of the internet's oldest gaming forums is imploding over sexual harassment charges

Monday 23 October 18:49:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNeoGAF, one of the lingering examples of what gaming fandom on the internet looked like in an era before social media, is going through some shit. Stop me if you've heard this one before: The owner of a long-lived, community-driven website is the subject of sexual harassment allegations. Such revelations have surfaced before, but in this post-Weinstein period when names are … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Possible exomoon may be an ocean-covered world as big as Saturn

Monday 23 October 18:38:00 UTC 2017

The exomoon candidate found in July is a real oddity – early calculations suggest it’s huge and doesn’t fit any moon formation processes we currently know [Link]

Mashable » Samsung and Apple are about to revisit their patent trial

Monday 23 October 18:32:41 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook“Never say die" seems a fitting motto for Samsung's legal team.  Samsung and Apple may soon face each other in court once again to battle over how much money Samsung owes Apple for patent infringement.  SEE ALSO: I'll never use Apple's Face ID In a ruling picked up by Foss Patents, Judge Lucy Koh declared that Apple and Samsung would head … [Link]

Mashable » Here's what critics think of 'Stranger Things 2'

Monday 23 October 18:25:36 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f975%2f37911771 a628 4605 ac62 943e742a19c1 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ was the most surreal and incredible experience.'","image&~ Things – 'Stranger Things' with Hamsters","sources":~ videos,whale","sec0"~ videos,whale","videoSerie~ More about Entertainment, Television, Netflix, Reviews, and Stranger Things [Link]

Slashdot » FBI Couldn't Access Nearly 7,000 Devices Because of Encryption

Monday 23 October 18:15:00 UTC 2017

Michael Balsamo, writing for Associated Press: The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover encrypted communications. In the first 11 … [Link]

Mashable » Yeah, that secret Twitter account actually does belong to James Comey

Monday 23 October 17:41:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwitter’s about to get even more interesting for Donald Trump. After a Gizmodo article published in March prompted months of speculation as to whether or not former FBI Director James Comey has a secret Twitter account, the rumors have finally been put to rest. Yes everyone, today it was revealed that Twitter user Reinhold Niebuhr is in fact Comey himself. SEE … [Link]

Mashable » Cookies are in danger in this 'Sesame Street' parody of 'The Walking Dead'

Monday 23 October 17:30:22 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Sesame Street's trading zombies for cookie-snatching gingerbread in its new parody of AMC's The Walking Dead.  In this dystopian Sesame Street reality, Cookie Monster (or in this case, Sheriff Graham) must learn to exercise control over his cookie cravings lest he attract the attentions of the dreaded Crumbies. As Sheriff Graham's number one vice proves more and more difficult to … [Link]

Slashdot » Hong Kong Has No Space Left for the Dead

Monday 23 October 17:30:00 UTC 2017

Justin Heifetz, writing for Motherboard: When Fung Wai-tsun's family carried their grandfather's ashes across the Hong Kong border to Mainland China in 2013, they worried Customs officers, thinking the urn was full of drugs, would stop them. Fung, like many others in Hong Kong, could not find a space to lay his loved one to rest in his own city … [Link]

Mashable » Nintendo announced a Super NES-themed New 3DS XL, and it's gorgeous

Monday 23 October 17:07:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHow is Nintendo so good at making us covet things that we already own in a slightly different form? That's almost certainly the question on many a fan's mind this morning as word of a Super NES-themed New 3DS XL surfaces. The handheld has been out for almost three years now, and it's since been one-upped by the smaller, more streamlined … [Link]

Mashable » Watching Elizabeth Warren tell her #MeToo story will ruin your week

Monday 23 October 16:59:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs women in Congress, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Claire McCaskill, Mazie Hirono, and Heidi Heitkamp present strong, reasonable, and resilient personas to their largely male colleagues in Congress. Which is part of what makes a new video from Meet the Press, in which the four lion-like Senators candidly share their own chilling #MeToo stories of sexual harassment in the workplace, so heartbreaking, … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Might Need To Recall the Pixel 2 XL Because of Defective Screens

Monday 23 October 16:50:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: You might want to hold off on buying a Pixel 2 XL until Google addresses its screen issues. Now that Google's new flagship Android phone is officially out and in people's hands, reports have come out that call into question the quality of its display. Pixel 2 XL owners took to social media to … [Link]

Mashable » Shawn Johnson bravely shares her pregnancy and miscarriage story

Monday 23 October 16:49:56 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook On Saturday, Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson East and football player Andrew East shared their 48-hour journey of a six-week pregnancy and miscarriage. The video starts off with Johnson East reacting to the unplanned pregnancy with tears of joy. Then it shifts to East who doesn't actually know the news yet, but suspects it's a possibility after a phone conversation with … [Link]

Mashable » Become a UX/UI design master for under $40

Monday 23 October 16:46:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you've seen "UX/UI" on job boards lately and have no idea what that means, here's a quick breakdown. In a nutshell, UX (user experience) and UI (user interface) are design concepts that make a product user-friendly and cohesive in style, respectively, contributing to … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon got a whopping 238 proposals for its second headquarters

Monday 23 October 16:36:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust about every city in North America wants to be home to Amazon's second headquarters. Amazon received a whopping 238 proposals from 54 different parts of the North American continent, including from Mexico, Canada, and just about every state in the U.S., all vying to be Amazon's next home base—and the $5 billion of investment that comes with it. SEE ALSO: … [Link]

Mashable » Google Maps compiled 31 haunted sites to scare the living hell out of you

Monday 23 October 16:33:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis Halloween can be the perfect opportunity to travel to the scariest places in America. Or avoid them at all cost. Your choice.  Google Maps listed the 31 most haunted places in the United States and the places range from cemeteries to houses.  SEE ALSO: You can now explore moons and planets with Google Maps Here are few most notable of … [Link]

Mashable » 6 Apps for the Amateur Ghost Hunter

Monday 23 October 16:33:29 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Mashable Reels, Sn Reels, Ghost Hunting Apps, Culture, and Iphone [Link]

Mashable » Facebook tests removing publishers from News Feed—unless they pay

Monday 23 October 16:33:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWatch out, publishers: a nightmare scenario for Facebook may soon be a reality.  The social network last week officially launched its secondary news feed called Explore. The feed generally features posts from Facebook Pages users don't follow. News Feed, meanwhile, hosts posts from friends and Pages users do follow. But that's not true for everyone. In six markets, Facebook has removed … [Link]

Mashable » The U.S. commander in chief just called a grieving war widow a liar

Monday 23 October 16:33:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe most powerful man on the planet thought it fit on Monday to write that recently widowed Myeshia Johnson is, in his belief, a liar.  Johnson's husband, La David Johnson, was one of four United States soldiers recently killed in an ambush in Niger, an attack that remains shrouded in mystery. President Donald Trump made a condolence call to Myeshia Johnson … [Link]

Mashable » Google might need to recall the Pixel 2 XL because of defective screens

Monday 23 October 16:33:26 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook 92e2 9e0b%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ nothing wrong with playing it safe, but where's the fun in that?","image":&quot~ Pixel 2 review: The best boring phones, and that's not so bad","sources":[{&qu~ choice,google assistant,pixel 2,android oreo,google lens,pixel 2 xl","sec0":null,&quo~ choice,google assistant,pixel 2,android oreo,google lens,pixel 2 xl","videoSeriesName&quot~ More about Google, Android, Displays, Defects, and Oled [Link]

Mashable » Here's how Nova came to be in 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

Monday 23 October 16:33:25 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook c7d9 c584%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ not the same Nova from the original trilogy, but she's not *not* her, either.","image":&qu~ how Nova came to be in 'War for the Planet of the Apes'","sources"~ of the apes,war for the planet of the apes,amiah miller","sec0":null,~ of the apes,war for the planet of the apes,amiah miller","videoSeriesName&~ More about Movies, Planet Of The Apes, War For The … [Link]

Mashable » Wireless, low-profile earbuds that work paired or independently

Monday 23 October 16:33:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. As essential as it is to have a pair of high-quality, over-ear headphones to tune out the world, it’s just as essential to have earbuds that pack anywhere and don’t get in your way when you’re working out or on the go. Unfortunately, even … [Link]

Mashable » All women's shoe emoji have high heels. This striking campaign wants to change that

Monday 23 October 16:32:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere’s an implicit gender bias lurking in your emoji keyboard which you might not have even noticed.  There are currently three women's shoe emoji, but all three of them have high heels. One Silicon Valley-based woman wants to change this. Independent arts publicist Floriane Henderson launched the #IWearFlats campaign to add a women's flat shoe emoji to our keyboards. Her proposal … [Link]

Mashable » Taylor Swift's new video is going to be an ode to sci-fi based on this short teaser

Monday 23 October 16:28:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe’re closing in on the November release of the new Taylor Swift album, reputation, which means it's time for Swifty to crank the promotional machine up to full blast and the singer has obliged with a teaser for her next video for the song, "…Ready For It?" SEE ALSO: Theory: Taylor Swift's new song 'Gorgeous' is about a cute dog she … [Link]

Mashable » Yes, you can buy an Apple Watch for $25—but you'll have to work out a lot

Monday 23 October 16:12:59 UTC 2017

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

Mashable » Fake Facebook post tries to exonerate Trump over insulting a Gold Star widow

Monday 23 October 16:12:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe information war is well under way.  A fake Facebook post from the widow of a U.S. soldier killed in Niger has become fodder for supporters of President Donald Trump.  The fabricated post, passed around as a screenshot, purports to be from Myeshia Johnson, whose husband U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson and three other U.S. soldiers died after being ambushed.  … [Link]

Slashdot » Facebook Runs On AI – But 70% of Its Engineers Who Use AI Aren't Experts

Monday 23 October 16:11:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a WSJ report: AI algorithms are inherently black boxes whose workings can be next to impossible to understand — even by many Facebook engineers. "If you look at all the engineers at Facebook, more than one in four are users of our AI platform," says Mr. Candela. "But more than 70% [of those] … [Link]

Mashable » Xbox One X preview: is it worth the money?

Monday 23 October 16:10:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s not next generation, which is why the imminent release of the Xbox One X may have slipped under your radar. Still, the Xbox One-Point-Five doesn't sound as catchy as the One X, so you can forgive the slightly deceptive name.  SEE ALSO: There's an amazing easter egg inside the special edition Xbox One X Anyway, what exactly is so special … [Link]

Mashable » Watch George W. Bush make Obama laugh about …wait, what?

Monday 23 October 16:04:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookScientists have yet to conclusively determine whether former President George W. Bush is a 71-year-old man or a 11-year-old boy. Alas, Dubya's pre-tween side was on full display Saturday night at a Hurricane relief fundraiser attended by all five of the former living presidents.  SEE ALSO: Balloons may be Puerto Rico's best chance for communication Watch as Dubya whispers some kind … [Link]

Mashable » Animals can complain about their day jobs too

Monday 23 October 15:45:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook   Do animals also have to deal with horrible traffic, a boss that hates them, and finding time to just… breathe? Yep, pretty much.  Watch the third installment of our new series 'Talk Like The Animals'! Ever wonder what it’d sound like if animals could talk? We were so curious we made it happen with sarcastic, silly, and even sassy … [Link]

Mashable » CNN subtweets Donald Trump with an ad about an apple

Monday 23 October 15:34:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn its latest ad, CNN is dumbing things down for President Trump and his supporters obsessed with fake news. For the company's new #FactsFirst campaign, CNN attempts to use something as simple as fruit to explain the difference between facts and fake news to the stubborn Tweeter-In-Chief.  And without once saying Trump's name, the media outlet's minimalist video completely shut him … [Link]

Mashable » This amputee and Halloween enthusiast has some of the most inventive costumes

Monday 23 October 15:32:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookParalympian and Halloween enthusiast Josh Sundquist uses his uniqueness to bring to life some of the most creative costumes.  Sundquist was diagnosed with a form of bone cancer at age 9, which resulted in the amputation of his left leg. He went on to ski for the U.S. in the 2006 Paralympics in Torino, Italy, and is a member of the … [Link]

Mashable » Here's what animals would say if they could complain about work

Monday 23 October 15:30:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDo animals have to crunch the numbers, work for the weekend, and do the 9-5 grind? Yep, pretty much. Watch the third installment of our new series 'Talk Like The Animals'! Ever wonder what it'd sound like if animals could talk? We were so curious we made it happen with these sarcastic, silly, and even sassy personalities. Watch more episodes of … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook just added a bunch of hidden Easter eggs you can unlock by typing special words

Monday 23 October 15:30:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYour News Feed is about to get a lot more colorful. Facebook is updating the list of words that, when included in a status update, trigger hidden animations. SEE ALSO: Here's the deal with those colorful status updates on Facebook The social network has been experimenting with these for awhile — you've probably seen them on posts with the words "congratulations" … [Link]

Mashable » This is what Adderall does to your brain

Monday 23 October 15:27:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe spoke with pharmacologist Dr. Samoon Ahmad about how Adderall affects your brain. He also discusses how long it stays in your system and how it affects your cognitive and learning abilities.  Read more…More about Science, Mashable Video, Mashable Video, Brain, and Science Video [Link]

Mashable » The internet suspects the Patriots of using fog to beat Falcons

Monday 23 October 15:25:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA dense fog fell over Gillette Stadium during the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots game on Sunday and people think it may have been part of a conspiracy.   *insert spoooooooky music here* So… it's just a bit foggy in Foxborough#ATLvsNE — NFL (@NFL) October 23, 2017 This was the first rematch between the teams since the Patriots's come-from-behind-soul-crushing … [Link]

Slashdot » Windows 10's 'Controlled Folder Access' Anti-Ransomware Feature Is Now Live

Monday 23 October 15:25:00 UTC 2017

A reader shares a BleepingComputer report: With the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update last week, the "Controlled Folder Access" that Microsoft touted in June is now live for millions of users. As the name hints, the Controlled Folder Access feature allows users to control who can access certain folders. The feature works on a "block everything by default" … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Geese-like birds seem to have survived the dinosaur extinction

Monday 23 October 15:12:18 UTC 2017

A bird group named the Vegaviidae, which resembled modern loons and geese, is the first identified with members that lived before and after the Cretaceous extinction [Link]

New Scientist – News » Chronic back pain stem cell treatment could cut need for opioids

Monday 23 October 15:12:17 UTC 2017

A stem cell treatment could bring relief to millions of people with chronic lower back pain. If it works, it may help curb the opioid painkiller epidemic [Link]

New Scientist – News » Narcissists aren’t very conservative but believe in inequality

Monday 23 October 15:12:16 UTC 2017

Probing the views and personalities of 2000 people has found that narcissists don't much care about traditional values, but they are more racially prejudiced [Link]

Mashable » Rita Ora got to tell Gordon Ramsay about the time she got turned away from his restaurant

Monday 23 October 14:48:10 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook That awkward moment when you're a famous singer but you're too scruffy to eat at Gordon Ramsay's… SEE ALSO: British TV star falls down a hole on stage, but posts the perfect Instagram response Rita Ora and Gordon Ramsay were both on the sofa for The Jonathan Ross Show along with Ed Sheeran, and Ora chose that moment to pick … [Link]

Mashable » Everything you forgot about 'Stranger Things' Season 1

Monday 23 October 14:47:13 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook It's almost time for Halloween, and for your pre-Halloween Stranger Things 2 binge so you can dress up as a topical Season 2 reference (we know your plans, Netflix). It's been little over a year since the show's first eight episodes had everyone talking in the summer of 2016 (simpler times), but what do we really remember of this twisty … [Link]

Slashdot » Singapore To Stop Adding Cars to City From February 2018

Monday 23 October 14:46:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: Singapore, among the world's most expensive places to own a vehicle, will stop increasing the total number of cars on its roads next year. The government will cut the annual growth rate for cars and motorcycles to zero from 0.25 percent starting in February, the transport regulator said on Monday. "In view of land … [Link]

Mashable » Here's the first trailer for Daniel Day-Lewis' (supposedly) final film

Monday 23 October 14:41:04 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook It's a shame Daniel Day-Lewis' career is (supposedly) coming to a close, but what a way to go. Phantom Thread reunites Day-Lewis with director Paul Thomas Anderson, with whom he made There Will Be Blood. As you'd expect, the results look exquisite.  SEE ALSO: Daniel Day-Lewis says he's done with acting Day-Lewis plays Reynolds Woodcock, a dressmaker in 1950s London. … [Link]

Mashable » You can now ride your bike over a 3D-printed bridge

Monday 23 October 14:32:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookResearchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology found a way to 3D print an entire bridge, with the purpose to serve hundreds of cyclists daily in Gemert.  The bridge is part of a large road construction project led by BAM Infra. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Bridge, 3d Printing, Netherlands, and Cyclist [Link]

Mashable » Save 25% on these around-the-neck wireless headphones

Monday 23 October 14:23:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Amazon has these wireless headphones from Sennheiser on sale today for $50 off. The around-the-neck apparatus lets you control your music at the push of a button without ever pulling out your devices. It can also support two devices at once in case you … [Link]

Slashdot » Kaspersky Lab To Open Software To Review, Says Nothing To Hide

Monday 23 October 14:20:20 UTC 2017

Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab will ask independent parties to review the security of its anti-virus software, which the U.S. government has said could jeopardize national security, citing concerns over Kremlin influence and hijacking by Russian spies. From a report: Kaspersky, which research firm Gartner ranks as one of the world's top cyber security vendors for consumers, said in a statement that … [Link]

Mashable » This LinkedIn rival's profiles will actually show your whole personality

Monday 23 October 14:16:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLinkedIn is crucial for most job searches, but it's hard to show potential employers who you really. Sure there's a way to put a few extracurriculars or volunteer experiences on a profile, but it's otherwise a sterile affair. WayUp, the jobs platform for college students and recent graduates, is offering another approach.  The 3-year-old jobs site is debuting profiles that incorporate … [Link]

Mashable » Ditch your smartphone alarm and wake up to this clock instead

Monday 23 October 14:10:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Instead of a loud, blaring alarm, this clock wakes you up with a gentle sunrise-like light that gradually gets brighter until it soothingly rouses you from sleep. You can set it to seven different colors, one for every day of the week if you … [Link]

Mashable » Oxa's all-purpose, 4-in-1 blender is on sale for 27% off

Monday 23 October 13:51:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. This all-in-one blender by Oxa is on sale today for 27% off on Amazon. The spinning hand motor can be attached different pieces: attach it to a whisk to beat your eggs or make homemade whipped cream, stick it into a food processor to … [Link]

Mashable » Someone created a storm lamp that produces lightning every time Trump tweets

Monday 23 October 13:50:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis lamp stirs up a lightning storm every time Trump tweetsParse/Error created 'The Political Lamp' so that political events on Twitter could be materialized in real-time. The company chose Trump because "he perfectly embodies a dangerous era. A world where the words of one man … can endanger the fate of millions by spreading the ghost of nuclear war on the … [Link]

Mashable » How the futuristic technology of 'Blade Runner 2049' was designed

Monday 23 October 13:13:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBlade Runner 2049 is not a story about the future. Or at least, it's not about our future.  It's set in the year 2049, but it's the year 2049 as extrapolated from the year 2019 as it was imagined in 1982's Blade Runner. Which was never intended as a literal prediction, anyway. SEE ALSO: 'Blade Runner 2049' is a goddamn sci-fi … [Link]

Mashable » These grandparents are almost certainly more adorable than yours

Monday 23 October 12:09:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEvery now and then, something pops up on the internet that's just… really nice. SEE ALSO: Grandma accidentally buys a super NSFW book for her granddaughter and it's hilarious Rio Smith's grandparents fall into this category. Last week, Smith shared a four second video taken out of the bus window on her way to work. Did you spot the tiny, waving … [Link]

Slashdot » Essential Announces $200 (29%) Discount on Phones — Price Dropped To $499

Monday 23 October 12:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quote CNET: The heavily hyped, Andy Rubin-backed Essential phone launched late in August. Now, two months later, its price has been cut from $699 to $499. The news was announced in a Sunday blog post by company president Niccolo de Masi. He said the price cut comes in lieu of the company spending money on an expensive … [Link]

Mashable » This video Q&A with Louis Theroux is both revealing and hilarious

Monday 23 October 11:38:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere’s something beautifully deadpan about the way Louis Theroux answers questions. It doesn't matter whether it's a query about his journalistic ambitions or a simple enquiry about his favourite biscuit. All questions receive the same earnest treatment. SEE ALSO: People can't get enough of this hilarious Louis Theroux-based Twitter account On Sunday, to promote the last in his three Dark States … [Link]

New Scientist – News » A world where cameras are always on may make us less human

Monday 23 October 11:30:00 UTC 2017

The spread of body cams and smartphones could change who we are by stifling our natural impulse to gossip, misbehave and do really embarrassing stuff [Link]

Mashable » Jeff Goldblum's story about his first date with his contortionist wife definitely beats your story

Monday 23 October 10:57:43 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Oh Jeff, you were so preoccupied with whether or not she could, you didn't stop to think about whether or not she should! SEE ALSO: 'Thor: Ragnarok' has kind of a funny problem Just kidding, Jeff Goldblum went on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, and following on from Jack Whitehall talking about being compared to a contortionist by Prince … [Link]

Mashable » Here's Nemo, the French president's dog, peeing in the Elysée's fireplace during a meeting

Monday 23 October 10:37:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen you have to relieve yourself really badly, it doesn't matter if you're the presidential dog — you just need to find a quiet place and take a leak. SEE ALSO: France's new First Dog keeps a close eye on President Macron That's the takeaway from the hilarious episode involving French President Emmanuel Macron and his black Labrador-Griffon cross, Nemo.  A … [Link]

Mashable » We should all settle disputes like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson did on Twitter

Monday 23 October 10:14:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHere’s a thought, maybe don't tell a pro wrestler that wrestling isn't real. Chances are, as a wrestler, they are fully aware of what wrestling is. SEE ALSO: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's gym routine is crazy Although he has segued out of professional wrestling into acting, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson clearly still has love for the game. And on Sunday he … [Link]

Mashable » Someone built a touch-activated, LED greenhouse

Monday 23 October 10:10:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFeast your eyes on this. A technicolour greenhouse has emerged in the middle of central Tokyo. SEE ALSO: What happens when you watch 'Game of Thrones' on LSD The aptly-named Digital Vegetables, complete with psychedelic lights and a symphony of plants, is part of a design-based event that's happening in Tokyo. でじべじ –Digital Vegetables– by PARTY from PARTY on Vimeo. I … [Link]

Mashable » J.K. Rowling tweets the perfect advice for a new 'Harry Potter' reader

Monday 23 October 9:54:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJ.K. Rowling doesn't spend all her time on Twitter dishing out sick burns. SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling totally annihilates Fox News interviewer in less than 140 characters When she's not busy roasting trolls, Donald Trump supporters, or Donald Trump himself, the Harry Potter author likes to take time out to give advice to her fans. Take Dan Snow and his daughter, … [Link]

Mashable » New 'Doctor Who' casting is announced and it looks like total squad goals

Monday 23 October 9:46:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBack in the old days of Doctor Who the Doctor only needed one companion to sprain their ankle and cry for help. Now it looks like she'll have three whole earthlings to ferry around time and space. SEE ALSO: 'Doctor Who' star Peter Capaldi predicts that you'll enjoy the first female Time Lord The BBC has announced that Bradley Walsh, Tosin … [Link]

Mashable » Footage shows ferocious winds, heavy floods caused by Typhoon Lan

Monday 23 October 9:44:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAt least three people in Japan have been killed, after Typhoon Lan slammed into the island on Monday. Tens of thousands of people have also been forced to evacuate, after what was previously a fierce Category 4 storm made landfall in the Shizuoka prefecture, which lies to the south-west of Tokyo.  The country experienced winds of up to 198km/h (123mph), according … [Link]

Mashable » Footage of Harry Styles being groped at concert sparks Twitter movement

Monday 23 October 9:33:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFans of Harry Styles online were left gobsmacked and angry after a video emerged of the One Direction star being groped during the annual "We Can Survive" gig at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for National Breast Cancer Awareness month.  SEE ALSO: Harry Styles kicked off his world tour with a pride flag tied to his microphone The clip, which … [Link]

Mashable » Hillary Clinton has worked out the perfect way to deal with Donald Trump's tweets

Monday 23 October 8:55:33 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook When it comes to Donald Trump's Twitter feed, a lot of people have strong opinions — and nobody more so than Hillary Clinton. Rather than getting angry, though, she's cultivated her own strategy. SEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton tried to use a very relatable trick to skip Trump's inauguration, but alas, it didn't work "I ignore a lot of them because … [Link]

Mashable » Tesla will build a factory in Shanghai to help bring costs down

Monday 23 October 8:43:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTesla is about to build a factory in Shanghai, China, after months of appealing to the government for approval. This move was reported by the Wall Street Journal, citing people briefed on the company's plan. The China plant is expected to help the Silicon Valley electric vehicle manufacturer push down costs. Tesla has been pushing for a China facility for months, … [Link]

Mashable » Essential Phone price slashed to $499

Monday 23 October 8:36:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Essential Phone just got a whole lot better.  Yes, it's still the same phone, but the price just dropped by a whopping $200 — from $699 to $499 — which puts the Essential Phone in a completely different category.  SEE ALSO: Huge update should fix most problems of the Essential Phone's camera Android creator, ex-Googler Andy Rubin made big waves … [Link]

Slashdot » When an AI Tries Writing Slashdot Headlines

Monday 23 October 8:00:00 UTC 2017

For Slashdot's 20th anniversary, "What could be geekier than celebrating with the help of an open-source neural network?" Neural network hobbyist Janelle Shane has already used machine learning to generate names for paint colors, guinea pigs, heavy metal bands, and even craft beers, she explains on her blog. "Slashdot sent me a list of all the headlines they've ever run, … [Link]

Mashable » Dogs rescued from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria are being adopted

Monday 23 October 7:48:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAfter surviving Puerto Rico's deadly Hurricane Maria, a group of rescued dogs have arrived in U.S. cities, ready for adoption. In one instance, reported by the New York Post, a total of 53 dogs were scooped up by animal rescue group The Sato Project — and 28 of these are up for adoption in New York City (the rest have been … [Link]

Mashable » Somehow this driver managed to hit himself with his own car

Monday 23 October 7:15:48 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Warning: Coarse language in this video. Getting hit by your own car really takes some talent. But if you want to find out how to do it, here's a few pointers as per this video from Facebook page Dash Cam Owners Australia. The clip was shot in the Sydney suburb of Malabar, and shows a man getting out of his … [Link]

Mashable » British TV star falls down a hole on stage, but posts the perfect Instagram response

Monday 23 October 6:24:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s not how you fall, it's how you get back up.  British TV celeb Gemma Collins was presenting an award at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards earlier on Sunday — when she took a nasty tumble down a hole on stage. SEE ALSO: Ariana Grande kneels on very tiny stool, becomes very big meme Collins was mid-way through her announcement … [Link]

Slashdot » The Factory Where Robots Build Robots

Monday 23 October 5:14:00 UTC 2017

turkeydance shared Bloomberg's profile of Fanuc, a secretive Japanese company with 40,000-square-foot factories "where robots made other robots in the dark…stopping only when no storage space remains." About 80% of the company's assembly work is automated, and its robots then go on to assemble and paint cars, build motors, and make electrical components. "King of them all is the Robodrill, … [Link]

Mashable » Runner wins marathon after the people in front of him go the wrong way

Monday 23 October 4:41:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGetting lost in Venice is half the fun. Unless you're a group of runners at the 2017 Venice Marathon on Sunday, who found themselves off course midway during the race. SEE ALSO: Watch this badass runner master leaping across 7 treadmills The lead pack of seven athletes followed a motorcycle that took a wrong turn 25 kilometres into the race, according … [Link]

Geek Culture » Speed bump simulation!

Monday 23 October 3:19:54 UTC 2017

What happens when a speeding object meets 100 speed bumps? [Link]

Mashable » Yeah, so a gang of scooter-riding teens caused havoc for police

Monday 23 October 2:48:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTruly, nothing says cool like a gang of scooter riding teenagers. Hundreds of them turned up on Sunday in the city centre of Brisbane, Australia, clashing with police and leading to several arrests. Yes, you read that correctly. SEE ALSO: Dangerous fall activity: Catching apples in your mouth But, look only words can say so much. Here's the vision of the … [Link]

Slashdot » US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers On 24-Hour Alert

Monday 23 October 2:13:00 UTC 2017

DefenseOne reports on new preparations at Barksdale Air Force Base: The U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status not seen since the Cold War ended in 1991. That means the long-dormant concrete pads at the ends of this base's 11,000-foot runway — dubbed the "Christmas tree" for their angular markings — … [Link]

Mashable » 'The Walking Dead' Season 8 premiere explains that Old Rick time-jump, kind of

Monday 23 October 2:07:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis recap contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 8, episode 1, titled "Mercy." The title for The Walking Dead's Season 8 premiere couldn't be more appropriate; after last season saw our heroes being continually outwitted and oppressed by Negan and his brutal Saviors, this opening hour showed our characters and the audience some mercy, with the forces of Alexandria, Hilltop … [Link]

Mashable » Twitter outraged for Janet Jackson after Justin Timberlake announced for Super Bowl halftime show

Monday 23 October 1:50:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJustin Timberlake has been confirmed as the headliner for the Super Bowl LII halftime show — but not everyone is firing the confetti cannons. Folks haven't quite forgotten Timberlake's role in the supposed "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2004 halftime show with Janet Jackson, and how her career took a major hit while his star continued to rise.  SEE ALSO: Justin Timberlake … [Link]

Mashable » Cyclist finds a way to scare off swooping birds, with a helmet of party horns

Monday 23 October 1:22:34 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook In Australia, it's magpie season. The black and white birds wreak havoc on picnics, pedestrians, and well, anyone that crosses its path.  They don't bother this unnamed Queensland cyclist though in a video uploaded by 7 News Sydney, who has a creative — if bizarre way — to ward them off. As you'll see, who knew party horns could be … [Link]

Mashable » 'Outlander' finally reunited Claire and Jamie, and it feels so good

Monday 23 October 1:14:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis recap contains spoilers for Outlander Season 3, episode 6, titled "A. Malcolm." To refresh your memory of where we left off, check out our episode 5 recap. On Oct. 22, Outlander finally gave us the reunion that we've been waiting five episodes for (which is a while, sure, but definitely preferable to the 20 years that Claire and Jamie had … [Link]

Mashable » Justin Timberlake confirmed for Super Bowl 2018 halftime show

Monday 23 October 0:30:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJustin Timberlake will be the headlining performer for next year's Super Bowl LII halftime show. Confirmed by the NFL on Twitter, the pop singer will take the stage on Feb. 4, 2018 for the halftime bonanza in Minneapolis. Minnesota.@SuperBowl LII.February 4, 2018.@jtimberlake! #PepsiHalftime #SBLII — NFL (@NFL) October 23, 2017 Timberlake also announced the billing in a pretty cringy video … [Link]

Slashdot » The Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility: Where Spacecraft Go To Die

Monday 23 October 0:25:00 UTC 2017

dryriver writes: Whether you launch a satellite into space or an entire space station like the Russian Mir, the Chinese Tiangong-1 or the International Space Station, what goes up must eventually come down — re-enter earth's atmosphere. The greater the mass of what is in space — Mir weighed 120 tons, the ISS weighs 450 tons and will be decommissioned … [Link]


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