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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 » Meet Paddles, the cat of New Zealand's new prime minister with its own Twitter account

Tuesday 24 October 23:59:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNew Zealanders are really into creating social media accounts for their animals. Even the country's incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, whose cat Paddles — a ginger and white cat with opposable thumbs — has its own Twitter account, @FirstCatofNZ. SEE ALSO: Get your fluffy cat snuggles without the cat It's not exactly known who actually runs the account, according to Newshub. … [Link]

Mashable » Cate Blanchett has some stone cold advice for men who blame sexy outfits for their own wrongdoings

Tuesday 24 October 23:54:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCate Blanchett just delivered one heck of a serve to people who judge women's clothing choices.  The Academy Award winner and Thor: Ragnarok star appeared at the 2017 InStyle Awards on Monday to receive the Style Icon Award. SEE ALSO: The woman who took down Uber gives her first interview since speaking up Donning a striped Givenchy get-up, Blanchett laid down … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook's video could finally catch up to YouTube

Tuesday 24 October 23:27:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor all its investment in video, Facebook is still very much behind many other platforms in one important way: 4K. That may be sloooowly starting to change as the social network is finally beginning to experiment with 4K video uploads — more than seven years after YouTube first began testing 4K. SEE ALSO: Facebook is reportedly testing a new resume / … [Link]

Slashdot » Tech Companies Pledge To Use Artificial Intelligence Responsibly

Tuesday 24 October 23:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: The Information Technology Industry Council — a DC-based group representing the likes of IBM, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple — is today releasing principles for developing ethical artificial intelligence systems. Why it matters: The tech industry is trying to get ahead of growing anxieties about the societal impact of AI technologies, and this … [Link]

Mashable » This paralyzed woman walked 10 miles in a bionic suit for charity

Tuesday 24 October 23:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookClaire Lomas walked for 10 miles in a ReWalk robotic exoskeleton to complete the Great South Run in Portsmouth, UK, and raise money for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation. After Lomas broke her back in a horse riding accident in 2007, she's pushed herself through various feats of endurance for charity. Read more…More about Uk, Mashable Video, Challenge, Marathon, and Athlete … [Link]

Mashable » 'The Walking Dead' Season 8 premiere was full of easter eggs, but you probably missed the best one

Tuesday 24 October 22:50:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Walking Dead's Season 8 premiere also happened to be the show's 100th episode, which gave the producers a perfect excuse to slip in some easter eggs and callbacks to the previous 99 episodes as an extra treat for fans.  SEE ALSO: 'The Walking Dead' Season 8 premiere explains that Old Rick time-jump, kind of Skybound Entertainment, the company behind Robert … [Link]

New Scientist – News » A smart city in China tracks every citizen and yours could too

Tuesday 24 October 22:46:57 UTC 2017

Hangzhou’s smart city project optimises the city by tracking each citizen – and it’s been so successful that the concept is set to be exported around the world [Link]

Mashable » Motion-capture footage from the original 'Mortal Kombat' has us on a nostalgia trip

Tuesday 24 October 22:43:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you ever played the OG Mortal Kombat, you have to see the original motion-capture of actors whose movements and likeness would be the inspiration for one of the greatest gaming franchises of all-time. Imgur user RambleKhron compiled the videos, turning sections of them into gifs with a short description and a link to the video it came from. Below are … [Link]

Slashdot » Anti-Aging Stem Cell Treatment Proves Successful In Early Human Trials

Tuesday 24 October 22:40:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from New Atlas: The results of two human clinical trials into a stem cell therapy that can reverse symptoms of age-associated frailty have been published, and the indications are that this landmark treatment is both safe and strikingly effective in tackling key factors in aging. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a particular type of … [Link]

Mashable » 12 cities say after 2025 they'll only buy electric buses

Tuesday 24 October 22:38:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe mayors from 12 big cities around the world have joined together to make a pledge: Starting in 2025, they'll only add all-electric buses to their public transport fleets.  The promise is an extension of the C40 Clean Bus Declaration Act, a 2015 initiative from C40, an international coalition of cities formed to reduce harmful emissions and combat climate change.  The … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook's News Feed tests could free up ad space it desperately needs

Tuesday 24 October 22:30:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFacebook spooked media outlets this week when it confirmed a test in which it kicked all publishers and brands out of the News Feed. But the news isn't much of a surprise. The social network has been gradually winding down the number of users reachable without paid promotion for years as its has made room for more ads. Non-publisher brands are … [Link]

Mashable » The Essential Guide to Black Panther

Tuesday 24 October 22:24:20 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Marvel, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther, and Mashable Reels [Link]

Mashable » These dudes just can't comprehend their friend's false eyelashes

Tuesday 24 October 22:16:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSurefire way to freak out your friends: false eyelashes. Take 18-year-old Jade Zanatta, for example, who had to explain faux lashes to her clueless guy friends.  SEE ALSO: Nose hair extensions are the latest Instagram trend and I don't want to live on this planet anymore since my friend jade doesn't have twitter i am posting this on her behalf cuz … [Link]

Mashable » Jason Reynold's 'Long Way Down' is what you get when you mix 'A Christmas Carol' with 'Boyz n the Hood'

Tuesday 24 October 22:08:15 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Jason Reynold's new novel Long Way Down is a study in restriction. The book, which was longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award in Young People's Literature, outlines a single minute in the life of a boy named Will the day after his brother Shawn is murdered. SEE ALSO: Barbershop Books is using barbershops to inspire young black boys to … [Link]

Slashdot » Sony Reportedly Announcing New Robot Dog Next Month

Tuesday 24 October 22:00:00 UTC 2017

Zorro shares a report from The Wall Street Journal (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source): Sony Corp. is planning next spring to roll out a dog-shaped pet robot similar to its discontinued Aibo with updated components that could allow it to control home appliances, people familiar with the matter said. Sony is preparing for a media event in November … [Link]

Mashable » Giant Bob Ross portrait was the true star of this LA gaming convention

Tuesday 24 October 21:55:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAn impressively gigantic portrait of Bob Ross loomed over TwitchCon attendees this past weekend. But, unlike Ross's paintings, this portrait was made with thousands of beads. SEE ALSO: 25 Photorealistic Landscapes That Would Bring Bob Ross to Tears This year's TwitchCon — the annual celebration and gathering of the live streaming service Twitch — featured a record-breaking portrait of the famous … [Link]

Mashable » Uh oh, turns out your favorite dating app is scary easy to hack

Tuesday 24 October 21:42:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThink all those personal details you share on your dating app profile are private? Think again. Researchers at the Kaspersky Lab in Moscow found that many of the most popular dating apps are easily hacked. Not only could they get basic information like users’ names and locations, but in some instances they could also see people’s messages and which other users … [Link]

Slashdot » Astronaut Paul Weitz Dies At 85; Veteran of Skylab and Shuttle Missions

Tuesday 24 October 21:40:00 UTC 2017

NPR reports the death of NASA astronaut Paul Weitz, who spent nearly a month in orbit on the first manned Skylab mission in 1973 and flew a decade later as mission commander on the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle Challenger. He was 85. From the report: Weitz died in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Monday; he had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic … [Link]

Mashable » Tesla installs Powerpack and Powerwall batteries at hospital in Puerto Rico

Tuesday 24 October 21:30:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookElon Musk announced Tesla would provide aid for Puerto Rico as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria. Now we've seen the how the company's renewable energy systems are being implemented.  The company's Twitter account shared a set of new photos showing off a new solar panel installation at Hospital del Niño in Guaynabo, calling it the "first of many" solar and … [Link]

Slashdot » Legal Hack Back Lets You Go After Attackers In Your Network

Tuesday 24 October 21:20:00 UTC 2017

itwbennett writes: Security startup Cymmetria has a new offering for customers: "legal hack back." The hack back tools have been added to the company's MazeHunter deception technology and will enable "tracking down the attack servers and wiping data originally stolen from their servers, probing the attack infrastructure for weaknesses to exploit, disabling the systems controlling malware, looking for information about … [Link]

Mashable » You can now sync your phone to your fish tank

Tuesday 24 October 21:15:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMOAI is a tiny robot that sticks to your fish tank. Through your phone, you can schedule cleaning as well as snap photos and videos from an angle you could never get otherwise. Read more…More about Animals, Mashable Video, Pets, Aquarium, and Pet [Link]

Mashable » This robot is your own private butler

Tuesday 24 October 21:15:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookKickstarter-funded Z-Arm is a tabletop robot that can be programmed to perform precision tasks like 3D printing, soldering, or even making you breakfast. Read more…More about Video, Kickstarter, Robots, Mashable Video, and Robot [Link]

Mashable » The Duffer bros worked with the 'Ghostbusters' creators on 'Stranger Things 2'

Tuesday 24 October 21:14:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf there's one thing we know about the Duffer brothers, it's that they are ~concerned~ with authenticity. Just look at the analog synth soundtrack they had commissioned to score the '80's series, or the reference to a gaming deep cut in the episode titles. And most important of all: the super sick '80's fashion. Which is why the brothers Duffer went … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Google reCAPTCHA v1 API Shutting Down in March 2018

Tuesday 24 October 21:07:44 UTC 2017

Google is shutting down the reCAPTCHA v1 API on March 31, 2018. Google is urging developers who are still using this API to update their websites to the reCAPTCHA v2 API as soon as possible. Google announced the deprecation of the version 1.0 API back in May 2016. Since this version is going to be retired, any calls to the … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Curbside's 'ARRIVE' SDK Lets Retailers More Accurately Predict Customer Arrivals

Tuesday 24 October 20:59:05 UTC 2017

How do you think your customers would respond if their dressing room were ready the moment they walked in the door, or their food order were ready for a lightning quick handoff? [Link]

Mashable » This super creepy bug is actually just a moth looking for sex

Tuesday 24 October 20:51:36 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook A sinister-looking insect that creeped out millions of people on Facebook turned out to be a moth looking for some sexy times.  Facebook user Gandik of Semarang, Indonesia posted a photo and video of a winged insect that has some super gross hairy appendages coming right out of its butt. While nature continues to creep us all out, the freaky … [Link]

Mashable » 'Justice League' running time revealed

Tuesday 24 October 20:50:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJustice League will be a lean, mean, fighting machine. Emphasis on lean. The upcoming film reportedly clocks in at 119 minutes, making it the shortest entry yet in the DC cinematic universe.  SEE ALSO: The new 'Justice League' trailer finally shows us some Clark Kent Empire Cinemas in the U.K. has confirmed that Justice League is exactly one hour, 59 minutes, … [Link]

Mashable » Donald Trump gets absolutely scorched by Republican senator Jeff Flake

Tuesday 24 October 20:40:18 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f10%2fa8fc8af5 cfcc be32%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ Trump gets absolutely scorched by Republican senator Jeff Flake","sources":[{&~ More about Donald Trump, Republican Party, Gop, Republican, and Jeff Flake [Link]

Slashdot » Congress Opens Probe Into FBI's Handling of Clinton Email Investigation

Tuesday 24 October 20:40:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Two House committees announced Tuesday that they would conduct a joint probe into the FBI's handling of the Clinton e-mail investigation. The Clinton investigation concluded with no charges being levied against the former secretary of state who was running for president under the Democratic ticket. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee … [Link]

Mashable » Trump's behavior is so awful he wouldn't even qualify for actual adult day care

Tuesday 24 October 20:36:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAdult day care: it's more than just an overblown joke on Twitter. On Oct. 8, Republican Sen. Bob Corker, who campaigned for Trump, was absolved of his sins and anointed a #Resistance saint after he semi-jokingly suggested that President Trump belonged in an adult day care. The joke is ongoing: on Tuesday, Corker tweeted to #AlertTheDaycareStaff because "the untruthful president" was … [Link]

Mashable » Twitter commits to labeling political ads and hosting public database of all ads

Tuesday 24 October 20:32:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwitter will now clearly label political ads on its social platform and is committing to stricter guidelines for ad targeting.  The change comes amid increasing pressure from lawmakers after evidence came out that groups associated with the Russian government used Twitter, Facebook, Google, and other platforms to spread divisive messages before and after the 2016 election. Twitter's voluntary move follows the … [Link]

Mashable » Got an iPhone 8? Make sure you only buy a car from this list

Tuesday 24 October 20:27:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you have an iPhone 8 or an iPhone 8 Plus, and fancy charging your phone in your car, we have some good news. Apple has released a list of car manufacturers and models that offer Qi-certified wireless charging.  SEE ALSO: Ikea is roasting Apple for overpriced charging mats Ten manufacturers offer compatible wireless chargers. They are:  Audi  BMW Chrysler Ford … [Link]

Mashable » Brave man takes Disney's 'Up' just a little too seriously

Tuesday 24 October 20:19:44 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook This guy is taking adventure to new heights.  Tom Morgan soared the South African skies strapped to a camping chair lifted by 100 helium balloons. Per BBC News, the 38-year-old Bristolian spent two days inflating the balloons himself before his 15.5-mile solo flight over Johannesburg. The adventurer tells BBC News that his trip was nothing short of "magical."  Following his … [Link]

Mashable » SheEO has a plan to build a $1 billion fund for female founders

Tuesday 24 October 20:19:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMost crowdfunding platforms fund individual ideas. And most organizations use microfinance to support entrepreneurs in the developing world.  One group of investors thinks both those techniques could help elevate another overlooked group: female founders.  The group investing platform SheEO is connecting crowdfunding with microfinance to back five female-led startups a year. The name SheEO might bring to mind the failures of … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon just lost two more executives in the wake of Roy Price's sexual harassment scandal

Tuesday 24 October 20:04:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmazon Studios continues to clean house in the wake of Roy Price's exit. Monday saw the resignation of Joe Lewis, Amazon's head of scripted programming, with Sharon Tal Yguado tapped to replace him, according to multiple reports. Yguado previously served as head of Amazon's event series, a division separate from Lewis' comedy and drama offerings. On Tuesday, Mashable confirmed that Conrad … [Link]

Mashable » Social media inflames violent hatred of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Tuesday 24 October 20:03:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHatred in Myanmar has led to what the United Nations described as "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims, and social media has inflamed some of that vitriol. According to The New York Times, Facebook is the sole news source for many people in Myanmar, where around 90 percent of the population has a mobile device. On Facebook, as many who use it … [Link]

Mashable » This redesigned office chair is straight out of your dentist nightmare

Tuesday 24 October 20:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThese workstations allow you to work in a wide variety of positions that reportedly enhance your focus. You can even recline all the way back, which might make it easier to sneak in an afternoon nap. Read more…More about Jobs, Mashable Video, Desk, Working, and Work [Link]

Mashable » LinkedIn's new messaging feature makes it easier to clear your inbox

Tuesday 24 October 19:54:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLinkedIn is making its messaging a lot smarter. The company has trained its app to predict how you'll reply to messages to make it easier to get through your inbox. SEE ALSO: LinkedIn is rolling out Snapchat-style geofilters for events and conferences The feature, called Smart Replies, is rolling out now to the company's English-speaking users on desktop and mobile. Similar … [Link]

Mashable » Enter to win a ballistic backpack stocked with the tech you'll use every day

Tuesday 24 October 19:51:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. EDC (everyday carry) is more than a collection of random items that you keep in your bag or pockets at all times. It’s a lifestyle that values utility and preparedness so you can life hack your, well, life. Each EDC item is designed to … [Link]

Mashable » 'Last Jedi' director teases Leia's final scenes in Star Wars: 'emotional, intense, joyful'

Tuesday 24 October 19:44:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you ever need someone to keep a secret — but also need to tease people about that secret — Rian Johnson's your man.  The director of the upcoming Star Wars sequel The Last Jedi manages not to spill any beans on the movie in a new interview and behind-the-scenes video, below, via USA Today. But he is very good at … [Link]

Mashable » Michael Phelps won't tell me what Boomer's being for Halloween

Tuesday 24 October 19:36:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s almost Halloween, which means everyone should be asking themselves one important question: What’s Boomer Phelps dressing up as? I recently caught up with Boomer’s dad Michael (yes, the most decorated Olympian in history — that Michael) to chat about everything from his role as Global Ambassador for Colgate and thoughts on self care to the imminent new addition to his family. … [Link]

Mashable » Rescue dog uses his smile to help find a forever home

Tuesday 24 October 19:33:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThough City of Waller Animal Shelter and Rescue in Waller, Texas won't open for another two-and-a-half weeks, one shelter pup is already swimming in adoption offers.  Cheech, a pup who entered the shelter on Thursday, has pulled in a ton of attention for the pet shelter thanks to the dog's massive, toothy grin, KSAT reports. Photos of the "smiling" rescue first … [Link]

Mashable » The Trump troll is coming from inside the House

Tuesday 24 October 19:26:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe see you, rogue Congressional staffer.  It appears that someone (or several people?) accessing Wikipedia from IP addresses originating from the United States Congress has been editing Wikipedia pages to reveal secret messages on Twitter. SEE ALSO: Facebook outsources its fake news problem to Wikipedia—and an army of human moderators The secret Congressional troll is using the @CongressEdits twitter account, a … [Link]

Mashable » Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has committed $45 million to two political causes

Tuesday 24 October 19:26:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMark Zuckerberg may not run for president in 2020, but we are starting to understand more about what political issues he's championing. Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have committed about $45 million to two causes — ending mass incarceration and fixing affordable housing — over the last year, a VICE News report revealed Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: Andela rakes in $40 … [Link]

Mashable » Microsoft just won a big battle over the DOJ's "gag order" about customer data

Tuesday 24 October 19:03:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLast week saw another win for tech companies doing battle against the United States government. The Department of Justice issued new guidelines last week that now require government officials to make specific requests whenever they want to keep an investigation private. Under the new guidelines, officials also won't be allowed to ask for more than a 12-month delay in notifying customers, … [Link]

Slashdot » Why Did Ubuntu Drop Unity? Mark Shuttleworth Explains

Tuesday 24 October 18:55:00 UTC 2017

Ubuntu's decision to ditch Unity took many of us by surprise earlier this year. Now Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth shares more details about why Ubuntu chose to drop Unity. From a report: Shuttleworth says he, along with the other 'leads' at Canonical, came to a consensual view that they should put the company on the path to becoming a public … [Link]

Mashable » A massive storm is on the prowl in the Bering Sea, and it's altering U.S. weather patterns

Tuesday 24 October 18:44:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust when you think your greatest achievements are behind you, the best (or worst) may still be ahead. At least that's the case with Super Typhoon Lan, which hit Tokyo over the weekend as a Category 2 storm, and then lost its tropical characteristics while moving out into the North Pacific Ocean.  Yet by Tuesday, the storm had been absorbed into … [Link]

Mashable » Michael Bay to produce live-action 'Dora the Explorer' movie

Tuesday 24 October 18:43:11 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook2017 has brought a lot that we didn't ask for, an inordinate amount of which came from Michael Bay. The Transformers producer – who has over a dozen stories ready for that franchise, let's not forget – will produce a live-action Dora the Explorer movie for reasons as yet unknown.  Nicholas Stoller, who directed The Muppets and Captain Underpants but is … [Link]

Mashable » This Airbnb is straight out of a Wes Anderson movie

Tuesday 24 October 18:41:31 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis house is listed on Airbnb in Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada that is completely themed after Wes Anderson movies —each room inspired by a different film.  Read more…More about Watercooler, Movies, Mashable Video, Films, and Canada [Link]

Mashable » NeoGAF is back online, but it's turned into an undead Nazi version of its former self

Tuesday 24 October 18:28:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNeoGAF is back, and site owner Tyler Malka's plan for keeping the party going is… let's just call it "misguided." Even that might be overly generous. As you may have read already, Malka is currently staring down accusations of sexual harassment that — as his "We're back!" note makes clear — he's trying to turn into a game of "he said, … [Link]

Mashable » The world of self-driving cars is a little smaller today

Tuesday 24 October 18:16:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAutomotive supplier Delphi has acquired nuTonomy, the MIT self-driving startup that was among the first companies to test an autonomous platform with public passengers in Singapore last year.  The acquisition strengthens nuTonomy's efforts to put its vehicles on roads around the world and gives Delphi's self-driving program a boost, as the two companies will merge into one self-driving development team. More … [Link]

Mashable » Moe's Tavern-themed pop up bar opens in Chicago to make our 'Simpsons' dreams come true

Tuesday 24 October 18:13:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor Chicagoans craving a Duff Beer mid-way through a Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror binge-session, a local pop-up bar might be able to help.  This Halloween, Chicago bar Replay Lincoln Park has transformed into Moe's Tavern from The Simpsons, one of television's most iconic bars. SEE ALSO: 'The Simpsons' premiere ended with an appeal for aid in Puerto Rico A post shared … [Link]

Mashable » Retail is dead, long live the retail experience

Tuesday 24 October 18:11:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAside from announcing the insanely expensive iPhone X last month, one piece of Apple news went somewhat unnoticed: the renaming of Apple stores to Apple “Town Squares.”  It’s easy to cringe at the proposed avenues and shaded groves imagined by Apple execs, but the vision is nothing short of genius.  Why? Because it’s not e-commerce that will replace retail, but experience. … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Launches Gmail Add-ons and Brings a Range of Business Tools To the Inbox

Tuesday 24 October 18:11:00 UTC 2017

Google today launched Gmail Add-ons after a beta testing period as a developer preview earlier in the year. From a report: Gmail Add-ons are extensions that bring a number of big-name services — such as Trello, Wrike and Asana — to your inbox. While there's a definite business and enterprise bias, it's something that available to everyone, starting right now. … [Link]

Mashable » The internet alerts the White House day care that Trump is tweeting again

Tuesday 24 October 18:03:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe internet continues the endless cycling of meme-ing President Donald Trump. Trump furiously tweeted Tuesday morning, taking aim at Republican Senator Bob Corker. As usual with Trump's complaining though, he looked less like a leader and more like a child complaining about what he couldn't have. SEE ALSO: Someone created a storm lamp that produces lightning every time Trump tweets Bob … [Link]

Mashable » Here are the coolest waffle makers for your 'Stranger Things' premiere party

Tuesday 24 October 18:00:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Stranger Things is finally back on Oct. 27, and we couldn't be more excited.  via GIPHY If you're hosting or attending a Season 2 premiere party, there's no better way to honor your favorite Eggo-loving lady than with a menu consisting exclusively of waffles. … [Link]

Mashable » Canada just banned Soylent, Silicon Valley's favorite meal replacement shake

Tuesday 24 October 17:52:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCanada has banned Soylent, the meal-replacement food created by a buzzy Silicon Valley startup.  News of Soylent's ban in the country broke when Rosa Foods CEO Rob Rhinehart published a letter on the company's blog, after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Canada's version of the FDA) told the company that their product, Soylent, didn't comply with national requirements for what constitutes … [Link]

New Scientist – News » How we could make oxygen on Mars, plus fuel to get home

Tuesday 24 October 17:41:00 UTC 2017

On Mars oxygen and fuel are in short supply, but there might be a way to make both from carbon dioxide in the air [Link]

Slashdot » TV News 'Hack' Sees Bitcoins Swiped

Tuesday 24 October 17:31:00 UTC 2017

Two French hackers used their computer skills to reconstruct a blurred-out code on TV and claim bitcoins worth $1,000. From a report: Michel Sassano and Clement Storck had seen an interview with entrepreneur Roger Ver on French television. Mr Ver had offered $1,000 to viewers – but a QR code needed to claim the money had been blurred out. The … [Link]

Mashable » Trump didn't receive the warmest Capitol Hill welcome thanks to this protester

Tuesday 24 October 17:29:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill this afternoon to meet with GOP senators to discuss tax reform, one protester was waiting for just the right moment to make a stand using tiny Russian flags. The initially unidentified protester threw a handful of flags at Trump as he strode by alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and yelled at Trump before … [Link]

Mashable » On National Bologna Day, let's all take a moment to mourn the great American bologna sandwich

Tuesday 24 October 17:16:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGrowing up, my grandmother made bologna sandwiches for me the same way wrinkly Italian grandmas made their "AH-secret AH-pasta sauce" in '80s television commercials.  Nana told me that she used very "special" ingredients to make her sandwich unique, which I later discovered was just packets of sugar mashed into expired margarine from the back of the fridge. It didn't matter: I … [Link]

Mashable » Syrian artist uses suitcases to recreate the homes refugees left behind

Tuesday 24 October 17:04:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA car is covered with dust and rust, surrounded by debris scattered across the front yard. Elsewhere, a bedroom is completely exposed to the elements, where a busted wooden dresser sits on top of destroyed toys. If you look closely, you can see a child's shoes sticking out from beneath the rubble. These are some of the harrowing scenes out of … [Link]

Mashable » Google Home just got a lot more fun for your kids

Tuesday 24 October 17:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGoogle Assistant just got a lot more fun. Today, Google released over 50 new games and activities for kids and families to Google Assistant.  SEE ALSO: The Google Home Mini is here to get you hooked on Google Assistant The games are available in the U.S. on Google Home devices, Android phones, and other smart devices with access to the Assistant. … [Link]

Mashable » Tesla's Solar Roof tiles are out… and OMG

Tuesday 24 October 17:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe’ve been anticipating the release of Tesla's Solar Roof tiles, and the four sleek styles do not disappoint. Elon Musk shared pictures of the installed tiles and you would never guess the roof is made of solar panels. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Tesla, Elon Musk, Solar Energy, and Tesla Model 3 [Link]

Mashable » Google is plugging some handy new add-ons directly into Gmail

Tuesday 24 October 17:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGmail is getting some brand new enterprise tools so users can get work done without even leaving their inboxes. Google announced today it will introduce new Gmail add-ons for a slew of work productivity apps, including Trello, Asana, DocuSign, Intuit Quickbooks and Wrike. The apps work natively within Gmail, meaning that you won't have to leave your inbox to get any … [Link]

Mashable » Memo to Trump: Climate change could cost the U.S. government trillions

Tuesday 24 October 16:50:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWith three major hurricane strikes, devastating wildfires, and deadly floods, 2017 is likely to set a record for the greatest number of billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in a single year in the United States.  Damaging and expensive years like this one are likely to become the norm around the world as climate change shifts the odds in favor of particular … [Link]

Slashdot » 42% of Americans Under 8 Have Their Own Tablet

Tuesday 24 October 16:42:00 UTC 2017

A reader shares an Axios report: A whopping 42% of children ages 0-8 have their own tablet device, up from less than 1% in 2011, according to Common Sense Media's newest national "Media Use by Kids" census. Families with young children are now more likely to have a subscription video service such as Netflix or Hulu (72%) than they are … [Link]

Mashable » An Oregon city celebrates fall by turning the biggest pumpkins you'll ever see into kayaks

Tuesday 24 October 16:38:31 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook This city goes above and beyond with celebrating a lot more than just pumpkin carvings and pie eating contests.  Tualatin, Oregon, celebrated their 14th annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta festival on Saturday. The all-day event ends with giant pumpkins racing against each other with the paddlers dressed in Halloween costumes. To be clear, these people take enormous pumpkins, carve … [Link]

New Scientist – News » An AI has learned how to pick a single voice out of a crowd

Tuesday 24 October 16:36:00 UTC 2017

The artificial intelligence can solve the "cocktail party problem" with 90 percent accuracy and will soon be installed in public places [Link]

Mashable » Blood liner is the latest makeup trend to try if you're obsessed with Halloween

Tuesday 24 October 16:12:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you're looking to add some spooky detail to your normal makeup routine this Halloween season, you should try some blood liner.  Yeah, that may sound kind of gruesome, but it's basically red eyeliner meant to look like blood. It's creative and creepy, and perfect for the depths of autumn. SEE ALSO: Nose hair extensions are the latest Instagram trend and … [Link]

Mashable » Here's what's coming to Netflix in November

Tuesday 24 October 16:05:23 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Can you believe it's only been a year since Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life? And what a fruitful year it has been for Netflix, and for us, its loyal servants customers.  This Thanksgiving, you can curl up with Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It or save and binge Alias Grace – or really challenge the mood with Marvel's … [Link]

Mashable » FYI: SNES Classics are hitting Toys R Us store shelves on Friday

Tuesday 24 October 16:04:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you missed your chance to get an SNES Classic when they first went on sale or weren't fast enough to get a preorder in the madness beforehand, Toys R Us may be your saving grace on Friday. Toys R Us will be stocking its shelves with limited quantities of SNES Classic consoles on Friday, Oct. 27, Polygon reported. We confirmed … [Link]

Slashdot » Bitcoin Pioneer Says New Coin To Work on Many Blockchains

Tuesday 24 October 16:02:00 UTC 2017

A reader shares a Bloomberg report: Jeff Garzik, one of a handful of key developers who helped build the underlying software for bitcoin that is known as blockchain, has seen its shortcomings firsthand. So he decided to create a better digital currency. He's calling it Metronome and says it will be the first that can jump between different blockchains. For … [Link]

Mashable » Become a full stack coder by mastering Javascript

Tuesday 24 October 16:01:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The coding profession has come a long way. It used to be that nerds in '80s teen comedies were the only people who coded. But now, everyone codes — and you can too. This bundle contains 10 courses and some 300 lessons that will … [Link]

Mashable » Instagram now lets you share a live stream with someone else

Tuesday 24 October 16:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookInstagram is letting friends double up on live steams. The app has introduced a new live streaming feature that allows two people to go live at the same time. The company began testing the feature in August, but this is the first time Instagram's made it available to everyone. SEE ALSO: How I broke Instagram Stories Now, when you start a … [Link]

Mashable » Atlanta could beat the odds to nab Amazon's HQ2, according to this gambling site

Tuesday 24 October 15:50:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmazon received 238 proposals from cities desperate to be home to the tech giant's next headquarters. But how many actually have a shot?  According to one gambling site, Atlanta leads the pack. The Georgia capital has 2-1 odds to win Amazon's second headquarters on the Irish gambling site Paddy PowerProps to CNN for catching it. Two-to-one odds don't necessarily mean too … [Link]

Mashable » Photobombing baby hippo makes for the ideal engagement photo

Tuesday 24 October 15:41:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFiona is the queen of photobombs. The perfect baby hippo made a perfect appearance in an engagement photo earlier this month — perhaps the most wonderful photobomb of our time.  Happy couple and Cincinnati Zoo frequenters Nick Kelble and Hayley Roll are huge fans of Queen Fiona, and were so pleased she could be there for their big day. Judging by … [Link]

Mashable » Capture 360-degree shots easier with this pocket-sized camera

Tuesday 24 October 15:41:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Cameras that capture spherical photos and videos to create immersive virtual reality experiences are swiftly becoming the next big "it" gadget in the world of photography, especially with Facebook's recent addition of the 360-degree feature to its mobile apps. SEE ALSO: Get this two-in-one charging … [Link]

Mashable » This bike lock also tracks your ride

Tuesday 24 October 15:39:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBisecu is a smart bike lock that can also track your ride. Corresponding with your phone, it can track your progress, as well as alert you of any disturbances to your bike while it's locked.  Read more…More about Tech, Travel, Security, Transportation, and Protection [Link]

Mashable » Steph Curry shares a touching moment with a boy who just lost his father

Tuesday 24 October 15:36:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBasketball isn't always about competing. Stephen Curry is a great example of putting the sport aside to lend support to a fellow competitor and his family.  The Golden State Warrior point guard spent pregame time consoling 9-year-old Brayden Harris, who lost his father due to a car accident.  Brayden Harris happens to be Mavericks guard Devin Harris' nephew. Harris didn't play … [Link]

Mashable » Kim Kardashian clears up rumors that she and Kanye West aren't having twins

Tuesday 24 October 15:34:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt can be hard to keep track of the Kardashian-Jenner pregnancy surprises that have littered 2017.  No, Kourtney is not pregnant. We haven't had confirmation from the family themselves about Kylie or Khloé's pregnancies, but yes, Kim has confirmed on the family's E! show that she and Kanye will be adding a family member thanks to a surrogate.  But things went … [Link]

Mashable » Steve Wozniak won't be getting an iPhone X on launch day

Tuesday 24 October 15:23:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSteve Wozniak, the legendary coder who developed the first Apple computers, won't rush to get the much anticipated iPhone X. Although "The Woz" typically picks up the latest Apple handset right away, the Apple co-founder told CNBC at the Money 20/20 tech and business conference that he's going to sit this one out — for now. "I'd rather wait and watch … [Link]

Slashdot » New Cyber Attacks Hit Airport, Metro in Ukraine

Tuesday 24 October 15:23:00 UTC 2017

Cyber attacks hit Ukraine's Odessa airport and the metro system in Kiev on Tuesday, with the state-run Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) saying a new wave of hacks was hitting the country and asking transport networks to be on particular alert. From a report: Ukraine was the chief victim of a major cyber attack earlier this year, and the government … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Artificial intelligence tells nightmare-inducing tales of terror

Tuesday 24 October 15:19:00 UTC 2017

The Shelley AI is writing its own horror stories after learning from reddit. Some are weird, some are spine tingling, and others? Well, see for yourself… [Link]

New Scientist – News » What the controversial ‘human’ teeth fossils really tell us

Tuesday 24 October 15:18:59 UTC 2017

Two 9.7-million-year-old fossil teeth found in Germany probably belong to a primitive primate and something like a deer, not an early human ancestor as has been reported [Link]

Mashable » Here's our selection of the five best horror flicks of all time

Tuesday 24 October 15:14:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor the horror genre more than any other, its staples seem inarguable. The classics are almost MORE classic than classic. So instead of rehashing the same, tired praise or just straight up pretending some more obscure movies are better than the faces on Horror's Mount Rushmore, we're creating our alternate-universe best list. Here are the 5 best horror movies of all … [Link]

Mashable » Who will replace Apple CEO Tim Cook? He just gave us a hint

Tuesday 24 October 15:12:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple CEO Tim Cook is already thinking about who might run the company after he's gone.  And it sounds like he wants options. "I see my role as CEO to prepare as many people as I can to be CEO, and that's what I'm doing. And then the board makes a decision at that point in time," Cook said in an … [Link]

Mashable » Nintendo Switch update adds support for GameCube controllers

Tuesday 24 October 15:05:31 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you're one of the many people who love GameCube controllers, we have some good news: GameCube controllers are now they're compatible with the Nintendo Switch. The latest Nintendo Switch 4.00 update included a handful of new features for the seven-month-old consoles, and one mysterious Twitter user discovered a few days later that the update includes support for GameCube controllers via … [Link]

Mashable » This app is like Shazam, but for works of art

Tuesday 24 October 15:03:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSmartify, a London-based social enterprise, just launched an app that works like Shazam, only for artwork.The app is already live in 30 museums around the world, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Gallery in London. Any museum, gallery or artist can make their art recognizable by the platform since the basic use of Smartify is … [Link]

Mashable » Creative dad made a perfect DIY Groot and Rocket 'Guardians of the Galaxy' costume for Halloween

Tuesday 24 October 14:58:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe’d say this Halloween costume is out of this world, but we don't make terrible jokes. A father and his daughter transformed into the fan favorite Groot and Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy for Halloween and you really need to see this costume to believe it.  SEE ALSO: Here are the best costumes from this year's New York Comic Con … [Link]

Mashable » Star Trek fans will love this Borg cube mini-fridge

Tuesday 24 October 14:46:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you've ever wanted to crack open a cold one with the Borgs, this Star Trek mini-fridge is exactly what you're looking for, and it's currently 40% off. This fridge is designed to look like the Borg cube starship used by the infamous collective-crazy … [Link]

Slashdot » WeWork Employees Caught Spying on Competition

Tuesday 24 October 14:45:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: The battle in the red-hot co-working space business is heating up. WeWork, the No. 1 player in the sector, allegedly sent two spies to infiltrate rival Knotel — to steal info and some customers, Knotel claimed. The spies showed up at seven Knotel properties in Manhattan last month in a "systematic attempt to pilfer … [Link]

Mashable » The iPhone X release just got way more interesting

Tuesday 24 October 14:44:51 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, Apple Store, Release, Iphone X, and Tech [Link]

Mashable » Here’s everything Facebook wants publishers to know about News Feed

Tuesday 24 October 14:35:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFacebook has a message for publishers: we like you, really. On Tuesday, Facebook released a handbook for publishers that describes the company's principles for journalism and other tips on navigating the platform. The guidelines overall seem aspirational in what it hopes its 2 billion users want out of the platform: "meaningful content" over clickbait.  SEE ALSO: Facebook's targeted ads on Google … [Link]

Mashable » Save 71% on these wireless, motion-sensing LED lights

Tuesday 24 October 14:20:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. For all the talk of smart homes, yours isn't really all that intelligent, is it. Time to fix that. These motion-sensing lights can make light switches unnecessary, and they're currently on sale for 57% off. These wireless, LED lights will turn on when you … [Link]

Mashable » Medical delivery drones could expedite defibrillations

Tuesday 24 October 14:17:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFlirtey, a delivery drone company, is launching its defibrillator drone delivery service by partnering with REMSA, an emergency services provider. They plan to roll the drones out in early 2018. Cardiac arrest 9-1-1 calls will dispatch a medical drone in addition to an ambulance. Other drone companies like Matternet are developing automated delivery drones to transport sensitive medical specimens like blood … [Link]

Mashable » Anna Faris shares her own on-set harassment story

Tuesday 24 October 14:16:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookActress Anna Faris revealed on her Unqualified podcast that like so many other women, she too has experienced sexual harassment while working. She was on a film set when the director behaved inappropriately. “I had a director – I was doing a scene where I was on a ladder and I was supposed to be taking books off a shelf, and … [Link]

Mashable » A tiny plastic implant, which restored movement in paralyzed animals, could one day assist humans

Tuesday 24 October 14:15:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA team of researchers in Switzerland are working on novel approach to reversing paralysis. The key is using tiny wireless spinal implants that help the brain communicate with the legs once again. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Wearables, Switzerland, Real Time Video, and Implants [Link]

Slashdot » Microsoft To Drop Lawsuit After US Government Revises Data Request Rules

Tuesday 24 October 14:05:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft said it will drop a lawsuit against the U.S. government after the Department of Justice (DOJ) changed data request rules on alerting internet users about agencies accessing their information. The new policy limits the use of secrecy orders and calls for such orders to be issued for defined periods, Microsoft Chief Legal Officer … [Link]

Mashable » Please stop decorating your lawns with Halloween inflatables

Tuesday 24 October 14:03:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAh, Halloween is quickly approaching. Decorative gourds line breakfast tables, fake cobwebs are all over your apartment building, and one of your weird neighbors even took the liberty of hanging up bloodied Barbie dolls in their front lawn tree. But even the strangest of Halloween decorations are not nearly as bad as those who fill their lawns with inflatables. SEE ALSO: … [Link]

Mashable » How to Avoid Going Over Your Data Plan

Tuesday 24 October 13:59:42 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Iphone, Save Money Data Plan, Tech, Consumer Tech, and Iphone [Link]

Mashable » So this is what it's like to be inside a prism

Tuesday 24 October 13:50:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookImmerse yourself in a life-sized prism. The art installation by XEX Interactive was inspired by the way light shines through a brilliant cut diamond. The installation allows you to select different scenes as you navigate the space and observe in awe. Read more…More about Space, Art, Mashable Video, Galaxy, and Real Time [Link]

Mashable » Amazon Fire TV 4K (2017) review: Serious HDR streaming power for $70

Tuesday 24 October 13:32:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen Amazon announced its latest Fire TV streaming box, the most interesting thing about it wasn't some new spec or feature — it was the price. Amazon slashed the price of Fire TV by $20 to just $69.99, or less than half the price of the latest Apple TV, which has similar abilities. Not only that, but Amazon threw in a … [Link]

Mashable » Here's what's coming to Hulu in November

Tuesday 24 October 13:18:45 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Fall TV season is the best time to have Hulu, which you really should by now (or ask a friend, this isn't hard). The streaming service is also making a strong play for beloved TV from the '90s and more, because nostalgia never goes out of style.  From new to old to what you might have missed, here's what's coming … [Link]

Slashdot » Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries For Scarce AI Talent

Tuesday 24 October 13:00:00 UTC 2017

jmcbain writes: Machine learning and artificial intelligence skills are in hot demand right now, and it's driving up the already-high salaries in Silicon Valley. "Tech's biggest companies are placing huge bets on artificial intelligence (Warning: may be paywalled; alternative source)," reports the New York Times, and "typical AI specialists, including both Ph.D.s fresh out of school and people with less … [Link]

Slashdot » Tech Firms Seek Washington's Prized Asset: Top-Secret Clearances

Tuesday 24 October 12:20:00 UTC 2017

Major tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter are interested in hiring workers with top-secret security clearances as they deal with foreign meddling on their platforms and come under increased risk of hacks, reports Bloomberg. From the article: In doing so, companies such as Facebook are competing with defense contractors, financial firms and the U.S. government itself. Security clearances are … [Link]

Mashable » Bitcoin splits into two again, but owners don't get free money just yet

Tuesday 24 October 12:18:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBitcoin has a new clone, again. Bitcoin Gold, a new cryptocurrency, has been created through a so-called hard fork similar to the way Bitcoin Cash was created in August.  Since Bitcoin and Bitcoin Gold share the same history up until the fork, anyone who owned Bitcoin around 8pm E.T. Monday should become the owner of the same amount of Bitcoin Gold … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook's auto translation fail leads to Palestinian man's arrest in Israel

Tuesday 24 October 12:18:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBad translations often make good comedy, but in the case of this Palestinian man, they marked the start of a nightmare.  SEE ALSO: Facebook's targeted ads on Google want to talk about Russia's targeted ads on Facebook Israeli police arrested the man, a construction worker in a West Bank settlement near Jerusalem, after he posted on Facebook a picture of himself … [Link]

Mashable » TiVo's back and it's got a new kickass remote control with voice controls

Tuesday 24 October 12:03:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBelieve it or not, TiVo is still around and kicking, even if the ancient DVR isn't what it used to be. To prove it's still got some fight in it, the company's releasing a new version of its DVR, the Bolt Vox, with a remote control that supports voice controls. SEE ALSO: Why the iPhone 8 Plus is a better camera … [Link]

Mashable » Alexa saves Amazon's new $150 Fire HD 10 tablet from mediocrity

Tuesday 24 October 12:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHow much tablet can you get for $150? Surprisingly, a great amount, but also not that much at all. The tablet in question is Amazon's new Fire HD 10. It's textbook Amazon gadgetry: cheap and basic. It doesn't come with the niceties of an iPad, and maybe that doesn't matter. You can't expect the world from a tablet that's 150 bucks. … [Link]

Mashable » How to make yourself care about the World Series

Tuesday 24 October 12:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe World Series is about to begin.  If your reaction was, "What, really?" then we've got the guide for you. Grab a hot dog and a $15 Bud Light and get ready for a crash course that'll make you at least somewhat interested in the World Series — even if you haven't watched a baseball game all year.  SEE ALSO: That … [Link]

Mashable » George Clooney badmouths Matt Damon's acting live on Jimmy Kimmel

Tuesday 24 October 11:20:36 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Jimmy Kimmel's comedy persecution of Matt Damon continued on Monday night, and this time he had some help. SEE ALSO: George Clooney's 'Suburbicon' is a race relations movie that'll make you facepalm George Clooney talked on Jimmy Kimmel Live about directing Damon in his new film Suburbicon. "We got Matt because we couldn't afford Brad Pitt," says Clooney, "Matt's on … [Link]

Mashable » Footballer reacts perfectly after cup of beer is thrown at his teammate

Tuesday 24 October 11:15:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA football fan got a little lairy on Sunday during a match between Toronto FC and Atlanta United FC.  SEE ALSO: Transgender footballer could be the first to play in women's Australian rules league After Toronto player Jozy Altidore scored, someone in the crowd chucked a cup of beer at him.  Luckily, Altidore's teammate Sebastian Giovinco had just the right response. … [Link]

Mashable » Stephen Hawking's thesis causes Cambridge University website to crash

Tuesday 24 October 11:05:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNews that the University of Cambridge made Stephen Hawking's seminal doctoral thesis (on how universes expand) publicly available sent positive shockwaves among physics fans around the world.  SEE ALSO: Stephen Hawking makes one of his most famous research papers available online So overwhelmingly good was the response that it crashed Cambridge University's open access repository site.  "We have had a huge … [Link]

Slashdot » Toshiba Forecasts $1 Billion Loss

Tuesday 24 October 11:00:00 UTC 2017

Toshiba has announced a forecast net loss of $970 million due to the tax impact of selling its memory chip business, which was itself sold to make up for losses incurred from its nuclear energy business. ZDNet reports: The loss will come instead of its previously forecast net profit of 230 billion yen due to taxes incurred during the sale … [Link]

Mashable » Ryan Reynolds' birthday tweet is absolutely classic Ryan Reynolds

Tuesday 24 October 10:49:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs well as being outrageously chiselled, Ryan Reynolds also has a great sense of humour. A quick look at his Twitter feed, or a glance at the ongoing cropped photo feud he has with his wife Blake Lively, is glorious proof of this. SEE ALSO: Blake Lively gets the perfect revenge on Ryan Reynolds in 1 brutal birthday tweet On Monday, … [Link]

Mashable » Here's why Kit Harington avoids taking selfies with his fans

Tuesday 24 October 10:46:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you happen to spot Kit Harington strolling down the street, you might want to avoid asking him for a selfie. Espcially if he's with his partner, Rose Leslie. SEE ALSO: Kit Harington played an incredibly cruel April Fools' prank on Rose Leslie In a recent interview with the Guardian, the Game of Thrones star spoke about the difficulties that come … [Link]

Mashable » British actor turned anti-Isis fighter plays Ariana Grande in Raqqa

Tuesday 24 October 10:35:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s been five months since the terrorist attack at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester and the city is no doubt still feeling the pain of what happened.  SEE ALSO: Ariana Grande shares heartfelt message to fans for their support in wake of Manchester attack A Manchester-born actor who allegedly joined the ranks of Kurdish YPG militia in Syria in 2015, played … [Link]

Mashable » Goalkeeper celebrates waaay too early, regrets it in 2 seconds

Tuesday 24 October 10:17:34 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Never celebrate too early. Case in point, a soccer match between two Thai teams — Bangkok Sports Club and Satri Angthong — who entered a penalty kick shootout. The penalty ball hits the crossbar and rockets upwards toward the sky, and the defending goalkeeper runs off in celebration. But as the ball comes back down to earth, it bounces back … [Link]

Mashable » McDonald's hitches a ride on UberEats in Southeast Asia, starting with Singapore

Tuesday 24 October 10:16:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe next time you're hungry for McDonald's, you'll have a second way of ordering a meal. On Tuesday in Singapore, the fast food giant officially launched a delivery service with UberEats, allowing Uber's delivery drivers to pick up McDonald's orders in the UberEats app. Singapore is the first country in Southeast Asia to offer the service, with Malaysia next. SEE ALSO: … [Link]

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

Tuesday 24 October 10:06:36 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 » George Clooney gets Kimmel back for showing him his penis

Tuesday 24 October 10:00:59 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook George Clooney went on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night, and as it turns out he had a bone to pick with the host. SEE ALSO: Adorable grandma gently caresses George Clooney's face at TIFF It turns out that in February 2016 Kimmel surprised Clooney (and Hugh Laurie) during an ER-themed sketch. The surprise was his penis. Clooney got his … [Link]

Mashable » Cool mom Kris Jenner just became a meme thanks to bad daughter Kim Kardashian

Tuesday 24 October 9:53:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNo matter how much of a cool mom you are, your kids will still find a way to expose you to ridicule.  SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian just posted the greatest Instagram caption of all time Kris Jenner was simply kicking back after dying her hair platinum blonde when Kim snapped this rather sensational photo of her.  Kim tweeted this priceless photo, … [Link]

Mashable » Katy Perry's wedding crash resulted in cute pics and awesome dancing

Tuesday 24 October 9:36:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookShut up and put your money where your mouth is. That's what you get for… having a traditional wedding. SEE ALSO: A high school dance team recreated 'The Wizard of Oz' for homecoming and it was stunning Hayley Rosenblum and Blonie Dudney were having a lovely day in St Louis, you know, just getting married. But there was a surprise in … [Link]

Slashdot » Bird Feeders Might Be Changing Bird Beaks

Tuesday 24 October 9:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: Bird beaks might be evolving to better fit bird feeders. A study of great tits in the UK, where feeders are common, found the bird's beaks have grown over the last 26 years, that British birds had longer beaks than those in the Netherlands, and that birds with genes for longer beaks were more … [Link]

Mashable » Blake Lively gets the perfect revenge on Ryan Reynolds in 1 brutal birthday tweet

Tuesday 24 October 9:25:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you're going to mess with Blake Lively on Twitter, you'd better be prepared for the repercussions. SEE ALSO: It appears Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman can't stop trolling each other A couple of months back, Lively's husband/very famous actor Ryan Reynolds wished his wife happy birthday with the following, spectacularly-cropped tweet: Happy Birthday to my amazing wifepic.twitter.com/7vulMXqOdp — Ryan Reynolds … [Link]

Mashable » Airbnb's head of China is calling it quits after just 4 months

Tuesday 24 October 9:16:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAirbnb is not having the easiest time in China. The company's head of business in China is leaving the company after only four months in the role. SEE ALSO: Airbnb is going all out to woo China, and even has a new Chinese name Hong Ge, an ex-software engineer at Google and Facebook, told colleagues he was leaving the role for … [Link]

Mashable » How one company started making more money from smartphones than Bentleys

Tuesday 24 October 8:56:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou wouldn't think it, but the premium sound system in a Bentley, and the speakers in Xiaomi's and Oppo's phones have something in common. Dirac, the Swedish audiophile company that's been tuning Bentley's, Harman's home cinema systems, and BMWs and Volvos for years, is now tweaking the sound you hear coming out of some of China's top smartphones. The unlikely partnership … [Link]

Mashable » New Zealand's bird of the year is a highly cheeky parrot known for messing with humans

Tuesday 24 October 7:39:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNew Zealand, you're alright. What other country, teeming with magnificent, yet sadly endangered wildlife, would have an annual bird of the year competition? Perpetual natural paradise New Zealand has announced the winner for the country's 13th bird of the year, awarded to the world's only alpine parrot, the kea. SEE ALSO: Here are some of the most stunning nature photographs of … [Link]

Mashable » Hundreds of thousands of unsold Snap Spectacles are wasting away in a warehouse

Tuesday 24 October 7:08:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLooks like Snap may have gotten ahead of itself. Hundreds of thousands of unsold Spectacles are sitting in a warehouse in China, according to an article by The Information. Spectacles were greeted with near fervour when they were first introduced, leading Snap to overestimate demand, ordering "hundreds of thousands" of additional units. But when the hype died down soon after, the … [Link]

Slashdot » Star Trek: Discovery Is Returning For a Second Season

Tuesday 24 October 7:00:00 UTC 2017

Engaget reports that CBS' Star Trek: Discovery series is being renewed for a second season. The show has reportedly been enough of a success to justify a second season of episodes. From the report: The move comes as a vote of confidence for both the show and its platform, since it has recently aired the sixth of its fifteen-episode first … [Link]

Mashable » 'The Simpsons' Puerto Rico message gets a thank you from San Juan's mayor

Tuesday 24 October 6:46:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOn the opening episode of the 29th season of The Simpsons (yes, there's been that many), the show closed with a moment of solidarity for the people of Puerto Rico. A still of all The Simpsons characters remained on screen for five seconds at the end of the show, according to EW. It featured the Puerto Rico flag and Marge Simpson … [Link]

Slashdot » High-Nicotine E-Cigarettes May Make Teens Vape More, Study Warns

Tuesday 24 October 3:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Philly.com: Teens who vape e-cigarettes with higher nicotine levels are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes soon after, new research shows. E-cigarettes are sold with nicotine levels ranging from zero to more than 25 milligrams of nicotine per milliliter (mg/mL). In this study, a high-nicotine device was defined as having levels at … [Link]

Mashable » Maybe don't get a photo with your friends inside a crocodile trap

Tuesday 24 October 3:07:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPlease don't do this. A group of four men who got photographs of themselves in a crocodile trap are being investigated by authorities, after their antics were shared on social media. SEE ALSO: Lucky Australian diver paddles five miles to shore with a tiger shark following him "I was absolutely gobsmacked, this is incredibly stupid and dangerous behaviour. I’m wondering if … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon Wine to shut down, but Amazon has other ways to get you drunk

Tuesday 24 October 2:23:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmazon Wine sellers received an announcement from the retailer on Monday that sucks for the businesses using the five-year-old service. In an email, Amazon told the sellers that the wine delivery service would end by the end of this year, according to Tech Crunch. Existing laws surrounding alcohol sales, and the company's own growth, have gotten in the way of the … [Link]

Mashable » Twitter gives the Australian marriage equality campaign its own emoji

Tuesday 24 October 2:03:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAfter a campaign that has felt like aaaages, Australia's same-sex marriage postal survey is entering its final days.  Twitter, one of a large handful of major companies that have publicly pledged support for the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia, is giving the "Yes" vote one final push. On Tuesday, they unveiled a special emoji for the marriage equality campaign. SEE … [Link]

Mashable » Megyn Kelly calls out Bill O'Reilly and Fox News

Tuesday 24 October 1:55:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSince her debut on NBC, former Fox anchor Megyn Kelly has been off to a rocky start.  But on Monday morning, Kelly shared an emotional denouncement of Bill O'Reilly's claim that there were no official complaints filed against him at Fox News, revealing that she had indeed complained to the network about him herself.  And audiences finally seemed to relate.  SEE … [Link]

Mashable » Lucky Australian diver paddles five miles to shore with a tiger shark following him

Tuesday 24 October 1:14:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s a situation no ocean swimmer wants to find themselves in. John Craig was free diving off the coast of Shark Bay in Western Australia on Friday afternoon, when he suddenly found himself alone — and stalked by a tiger shark. SEE ALSO: In Australia, sometimes you've got to pick a shark out of a pool Craig and a friend of … [Link]

Mashable » 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will head to Australia after Broadway

Tuesday 24 October 1:05:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAustralian muggles, squibs, witches and wizards alike should ready their galleons and raise a hefty tankard of Madam Rosmerta's famous mead. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is headed for Australia, opening in early 2019 at Melbourne's Princess Theatre. Performance dates and ticketing details are yet to be announced, so hold onto your sorting hats, Billywigs. SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling tweets … [Link]

Slashdot » Computer Parts Site Newegg Is Being Sued For Allegedly Engaging In Massive Fraud

Tuesday 24 October 1:00:00 UTC 2017

schwit1 shares a report from Gizmodo: A suit filed Friday in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles by four South Korean banks alleges "massive fraud" with an outstanding debt of at least $230 million, and California-based electronic parts seller Newegg has been named as a defendant, along with wholesaler ASI Corporation and its officers. These new documents allege that … [Link]

Mashable » John Legend helped students write moving poems about what it means to be a man

Tuesday 24 October 0:48:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLast week, students at Centennial High School in Columbus, Ohio, attended an hourlong assembly they'll never forget. The lucky high schoolers got to watch John Legend play his hit songs "Love Me Now" and "All of Me" in their own gym. The unique performance was part of a program called Axe Senior Orientation, which brought Legend and the poet Carlos Andrés … [Link]

Slashdot » Why Xbox One Backward Compatibility Took So Long

Tuesday 24 October 0:20:00 UTC 2017

A new report from IGN this morning explains why it took so long for backwards compatibility to be supported on the Xbox One. Microsoft veteran Kevin La Chapelle says the answer to the question can be found in 2015 — the year that Phil Spencer announced backwards compatibility at Microsoft's Xbox E3 media briefing. From the report: The fan-first feature … [Link]

Mashable » People are planning to collectively scream at the sky to mark anniversary of Trump's election win

Tuesday 24 October 0:19:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s been almost 365 hard tweetin', war widow-bashin', truck-drivin' days since Russia helped create something called President-elect Trump. Thousands are gathering to mark the occasion, in Boston, New York and possibly Seattle, by bellowing helplessly at the rapidly warming sky.  SEE ALSO: Trumps offends family of another fallen soldier, and this time a $25,000 check was involved Continuing the communal primal … [Link]

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