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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 » Apple's TrueDepth camera will be used to send face data to third parties

Thursday 2 November 23:44:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe iPhone X is officially here, and with it comes a bevy of new bells and whistles that Apple promises justify the smartphone's hefty price tag.  Once such feature is the front-facing TrueDepth camera, which powers both Face ID and gives us the lovely notch. However, according to an Apple contract recently shared with app developers, it also opens up users … [Link]

Slashdot » Department of Justice Considers Blocking AT&T Deal For Time Warner

Thursday 2 November 23:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: AT&T and the U.S. Department of Justice are discussing conditions the No. 2 wireless carrier needs to meet in order for its acquisition of Time Warner Inc to win government approval. The $85.4 billion deal, hatched last October, is opposed by some consumer groups and TV companies on the grounds that it … [Link]

Mashable » Trump's Twitter account was down for a hot second and everyone lost their sh*t

Thursday 2 November 23:16:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor a few brief moments on Thursday, Donald Trump's Twitter account was down. The Earth seemed to spin a little slower. Things got quieter, and tensions eased. The account was back up in a matter of minutes, but for those few moments, all was right in the world. It does not appear as if the account was suspended. UPDATE: Nov. 2, … [Link]

Mashable » Grab your boots and broomsticks Harry Potter fans, LeakyCon is headed to Texas

Thursday 2 November 23:06:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHogwarts is heading to Texas next year. LeakyCon, the huge Harry Potter fan convention, will set up shop in Dallas in August. SEE ALSO: How J.K. Rowling, the 'Harry Potter' fandom, and technology all grew up together Named for the Harry Potter fan site The Leaky Cauldron (which is the name of the London pub at the entrance of Diagon Alley), … [Link]

Mashable » Donald Trump's Twitter went down for several minutes

Thursday 2 November 23:02:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor a few brief, blissful moments on Thursday, Donald Trump's Twitter account didn't exist. The account — which now has 41 million followers — went offline for some five minutes before being restored back to its old state. SEE ALSO: Trump's Twitter account was down for a hot second and everyone lost their sh*t Reporters noticed the issue immediately, and attempts … [Link]

Mashable » iOS glitch makes using the iPhone's keyboard a nightmare

Thursday 2 November 23:01:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple Messages is one of the iPhone's killer apps, streamlining text messages and making the iPhone almost impossible to abandon — but texting is infuriating if all the letters don't actually work.  SEE ALSO: How to clean up your iPhone storage in iOS 11 We became privy to a new iPhone keyboard glitch after a few Mashable staffers recently started having … [Link]

Slashdot » The Fourth US Navy Collision of the Year Was Ultimately Caused By UI Confusion

Thursday 2 November 22:40:00 UTC 2017

Yesterday, the U.S. Navy issued its report on the collisions of the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain this summer, which was the fourth U.S. Navy collision this year. "The Navy's investigation found that both collisions were avoidable accidents," reports Ars Technica. "And in the case of the USS McCain, the accident was in part caused by an error … [Link]

Mashable » Here's how to get one of those Star Wars vacuums if you don't want to shell out $800 up front

Thursday 2 November 22:34:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you're following Mashable Deals on Facebook (and you really should be—we're fun!) you've probably seen the Samsung POWERbot in action.  Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f10%2f7d4844ed cc92 f6cb%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ The Force to clean your apartment. ","image":"http~ Wars robot vacuums talk while they clean your floors","sources":[{~ wars,darth vader,roomba,stormtroopers,stormtro~ cleaner,star wars: … [Link]

Mashable » Pandora tried to become more like Spotify and now it's bleeding users

Thursday 2 November 22:24:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPandora is trying to reinvent itself as more than free internet radio. But subscriptions come with a price.  Pandora has been losing users with each earnings report, at 73.7 million active listeners this quarter compared to 78.1 million this time two years ago.  Pandora Q3 Users:2015: 78.1M2016: 77.9M2017: 73.7M — Lucas Shaw (@Lucas_Shaw) November 2, 2017 The 4.4 million dropoff in … [Link]

Mashable » Stop waking up with a sore throat—these are the bestselling humidifiers on Amazon

Thursday 2 November 22:22:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The end of the year means two things—red Starbucks cups and really, really dry air. If you're dealing with a sore throat and chapped lips every day from Halloween to Easter, it's time to invest in a quality humidifier. SEE ALSO: Get $50 off … [Link]

Mashable » Noel Gallagher's band has a killer scissors player (someone who plays the scissors)

Thursday 2 November 22:18:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen most people see scissors, they think, "Ah, scissors, the things you use to cut."  When musician and former Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher sees scissors, he thinks, "Ah, scissors, the things you use to make beautiful British rock music." This way of thinking — this vision — would explain the scissor player (lead scissorist) featured in Gallagher's band The High Flying … [Link]

Mashable » 4 hacks that totally embarrassed the US government

Thursday 2 November 22:17:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCyberattacks are a fast-growing and increasingly dangerous threat to modern society, especially when they target the highly sensitive information stored within government databases. Four recent attacks have made the U.S. government seem, at best, unprepared to keep their employees and the public secure. Read more…More about Cybersecurity, Hackers, Hacking, Congress, and Wikileaks [Link]

Slashdot » Google Explains Tuesday's Drive, Docs Bug That Marked Some Files As Violating Terms of Service

Thursday 2 November 22:00:00 UTC 2017

On Tuesday, Google's cloud-based word processing software was randomly flagging files for supposedly "violating" Google's Terms of Service, resulting in some users not being able to access or share their files. Google today explained the issue and addressed concerns that arose. 9to5Google reports: Several users on Tuesday morning reported no longer being able to open certain files they were working … [Link]

Mashable » Pizza gets political: The Papa John's vs. Pizza Hut war heats up

Thursday 2 November 21:51:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEven shitty fast food pizza isn't immune from getting political in 2017. Papa John's CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL and recent protests surrounding the national anthem for its slumping sales. The company said that it's the NFL's largest sponsor, but people really didn't buy the excuse.  While plenty of people piled on to remind Papa John's that its so-called "pizza" … [Link]

Mashable » iPhone X shipments aren't delayed as long we thought

Thursday 2 November 21:49:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you were settling in to wait days or weeks for your iPhone X pre-order to come through, you might want to check again. Though Apple hasn't made any formal announcements about changes in availability, many people are now reporting their iPhone X orders are being moved up several days, or even weeks, ahead of their original estimates.  SEE ALSO: Apple … [Link]

Mashable » How long it takes to get used to the iPhone X

Thursday 2 November 21:45:44 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Apple's catchphrase, "Think different" is so well-known that it's not often used in its original context, more often pulled out as an ironic dig when the company does something users don't like (eliminating a certain jack comes to mind). In the case of the iPhone X, though, the irony disappears. Users will definitely need to think differently as they encounter … [Link]

Mashable » Scientists found a mysterious void in the Great Pyramid of Giza thanks to particle physics

Thursday 2 November 21:43:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA void secreted away in the largest pyramid in Giza has been revealed thanks to some space-age technology. Scientists used cutting-edge imaging techniques to see how particles called muons behaved deep within the Great Pyramid, also known as Khufu’s Pyramid.  SEE ALSO: Magnificent images capture the ancient and modern wonders of 1800s Egypt The behavior of those particles — which are … [Link]

Mashable » Smart kid sells place in the iPhone X line on Instagram

Thursday 2 November 21:39:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you're going to line up for the iPhone X, why not make some money out of it?  Sydney kid Lee Cselko took advantage of the highly awaited smartphone's expectedly long launch queues to save two spots in the line for Friday's release date, reports Daily Mail. SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone X: Tracking the launch around the world Posting on Instagram, … [Link]

Mashable » Ridiculously rich man shuts down DNAinfo and Gothamist after employees unionize

Thursday 2 November 21:31:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBillionaire Joe Ricketts has thrown a temper tantrum so big he shut his own company down.  Ricketts—the founder of Ameritrade, whose children own the Chicago Cubs, and whose wealth is estimated at around $2.1 billion—closed down local New York City news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist on Thursday, as well as websites in a variety of other cities including Chicago, San Francisco, … [Link]

Slashdot » Trump Says Broadcom Is Moving Headquarters To US From Singapore

Thursday 2 November 21:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: President Donald Trump said semiconductor company Broadcom Ltd. is returning its headquarters to the U.S. from Singapore. Broadcom Chief Executive Officer Hock Tan joined Trump Thursday in the Oval Office for the announcement. Tan said the move to domicile the company in the U.S. would bring $20 billion in revenue into the … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon is giving away Thor graphic novels and nobody noticed

Thursday 2 November 21:12:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookConsidering the ridiculous amount of money you may be about to drop on watching Thor: Ragnorak in IMAX 3D, it's about time you got something for nothing. For one day only, Amazon has you covered. In a little-noticed "Thorsday" promotion, part of a wider sale on Marvel comics you can read via the Kindle or Comixology apps, the online retailer has … [Link]

Mashable » Hulu's 'Runaways' is bringing a big change to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Thursday 2 November 21:10:06 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook   Longtime fans of Marvel’s Runaways comics might be inclined to argue that, among the company’s near-countless properties, the beloved series requires the least amount of tweaking to be adapted for Hollywood. And from the looks of the new series coming to Hulu this month, its showrunners, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, agree. Runaways is a relatively recent addition to the … [Link]

Mashable » This is how the 'Stranger Things' Demogorgon was made

Thursday 2 November 21:09:11 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookVFX studio Aaron Sims Creative paired up with the Duffer Brothers to design the look of the 'Upside Down' and the creatures that dwell within. Read more…More about Netflix, Mashable Video, Animation, Mashable Video, and Vfx [Link]

New Scientist – News » Breathing pure oxygen could heal footballers with concussion

Thursday 2 November 20:58:00 UTC 2017

Up to 5 per cent people who are concussed suffer long-term health problems. Research suggests that bouts of hyperbaric oxygen therapy might help [Link]

Mashable » Judge sentences man to send 144 compliments after he sent 144 'nasty' messages to ex

Thursday 2 November 20:54:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA Hawaii man got his comeuppance for sending more than 100 mean texts to his ex-girlfriend. Last week, Daren Young, 30, was ordered to send his ex 144 compliments after he texted and called her 144 times, violating a court-ordered protection issued in February blocking contact between the two. The judge called his onslaught of messages "nasty," according to the Maui … [Link]

Mashable » It's Christmas now: Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' has entered the iTunes charts

Thursday 2 November 20:52:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAnd thus, it was Christmas. For Mariah had decreed it so. That's right, folks: the holiday haters in your life are wrong. Even though it's only Nov. 2 and I still have fake spiders all over my apartment, it's officially the holiday season.  Why? Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is on the iTunes charts. SEE ALSO: We're … [Link]

Mashable » Apple is just $100 billion away from being a trillion-dollar company

Thursday 2 November 20:49:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTomorrow, we'll see how much the world loves the latest iPhone. Today, we'll have to settle for another spectacular report on Apple's revenue.  Apple brought in $52.6 billion last quarter, a 12 percent increase from the year prior. The device manufacturer blew past analysts expectations of just over $50 billion. Its guidance for 2018 revenue also beats previous estimates.  SEE ALSO: … [Link]

Mashable » The silliest items on Oprah's iconic Favorite Things 2017 list

Thursday 2 November 20:49:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe true marker of the impending holiday season is not the removal of Halloween decorations or the scent of $6 holiday candles wafting in the air.  It is, in fact, the annual drop of Oprah's iconic Favorite Things list, a compendium of stuff you should buy yourself and your loved ones in pursuit of a better, chicer lifestyle. This year, Oprah … [Link]

Mashable » The Top 10 Movie Twists of All Time

Thursday 2 November 20:47:40 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Mashable Reels, Best Movie Twists, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows [Link]

Slashdot » SEC Warns Famous Crypto-currency Backers

Thursday 2 November 20:40:00 UTC 2017

A reader shares a report: Celebrities, sports figures and social media stars have been warned by US regulators about endorsing crypto-currencies. Paris Hilton, boxer Floyd Mayweather and others have all publicly backed digital currency funding drives. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said the endorsements could break laws on selling securities. Those promoting crypto-currencies must say if they are being … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Google to shutter the QPX Express Airfare Search API

Thursday 2 November 20:30:57 UTC 2017

Google has announced that on April 10, 2018, it will cease offering the QPX Express API that provides developers access to airline pricing and shopping through a standard API. [Link]

Mashable » ThinkGeek and Marvel are showing off some sweet street wear to stylize your inner nerd

Thursday 2 November 20:27:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. From a guy in a super suit to an Asgardian god to a talking raccoon, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a household name for anyone who goes to the movies. And with Thor: Ragnarok on the horizon and Black Panther getting us pumped … [Link]

Mashable » Silicon Valley is obsessed with fasting. Experts call it 'highly irresponsible.'

Thursday 2 November 20:26:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSilicon Valley has long been obsessed with optimizing people's lives.  From voice-activated assistants to devices that micromanage physical activity down to the last step to remote-controlled home temperature systems, Silicon Valley just won't rest until it's made every aspect of your life more efficient.  SEE ALSO: Google removes Maps feature showing calories and mini-cupcakes after huge online backlash But when it … [Link]

Mashable » Reddit user buys Pixel 2…but discovers it has no software

Thursday 2 November 20:15:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUpon booting up a brand new Pixel 2 received in the mail, a dismayed Reddit user says the phone arrived with no operating system installed.  Google confirmed with Mashable that this event did, in fact, occur, and a solution has been reached. As shown in the image below, upon unboxing the device, the brand new Pixel 2 informed Reddit user MAKES_PEOPLE_MAD … [Link]

Mashable » Apple iPhone X: Tracking the launch around the world

Thursday 2 November 20:08:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSYDNEY > SINGAPORE > LONDON > PARIS > NEW YORK > LOS ANGELES > SAN FRANCISCOIt's finally here. The iPhone X lands globally Friday and we're meeting the first people to get their hands on the coveted device.From Sydney to Singapore, London, Paris, New York and finally San Francisco and Los Angeles, follow along as we join in the fun. And … [Link]

Mashable » Nostalgic dude rebuilt his friends' middle school conversations to plot out the origin of his sister's first date

Thursday 2 November 20:05:08 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook We all get nostalgic from time to time. Sometimes we look at old photos, cringe over old Facebook statuses, or listen to music that brings us back to different moments of our lives. If you cherish memories, you may even find old conversations with your loved ones, just like this guy did from his middle school days.  Redditor Sammy__Jankis dug … [Link]

Slashdot » The Mobile Internet Is the Internet

Thursday 2 November 20:00:00 UTC 2017

A reader shares a Quartz report: Think back to the mobile phone you had in 2010. It could access the internet, but it wasn't such a great experience. On average, people only spent 20% of their time online on their phones back then, according to Zenith, a media agency. Today, by contrast, we spend around 70% of our time on … [Link]

New Scientist – News » There is a third species of orangutan and somehow nobody noticed

Thursday 2 November 20:00:00 UTC 2017

Meet your newest cousin. We thought there were only two species of orangutan, but the discovery of the Tapanuli orangutan means there are three [Link]

Mashable » A super cool steampunk flash drive would make a great gift (hint, hint)

Thursday 2 November 19:58:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Flash drives aren't a new invention — almost everyone has one and most are plastic and standard looking. Boring. Except for one: this steampunk themed flash drive looks like it's straight out of a science fiction novel and puts a vintage spin on data … [Link]

Mashable » MIT fooled Google's AI into believing a cat was guacamole

Thursday 2 November 19:55:17 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f11%2f6ead8cbd 91dc 27d7%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ understandable mistake.","image":&q~ fooled Google's AI into believing a cat was guacamole","sources"~ intelligence,mit,deep learning","sec0":nul~ intelligence,mit,deep learning","videoSeriesNam~ More about Google, Artificial Intelligence, Mit, Deep Learning, and Tech [Link]

Mashable » Now that you have your shiny new iPhone X, here are the accessories you need

Thursday 2 November 19:40:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The iPhone X is finally here and we're all very excited. If you stood in line for the chance to shell out a cool grand for the newest Apple offering, we salute you.  SEE ALSO: Get a wireless Qi charger for your new iPhone … [Link]

Slashdot » Pirate TV Services Are Taking a Bite Out of Cable Company Revenue

Thursday 2 November 19:20:00 UTC 2017

TV piracy services are being used by about 6.5 percent of North American households with broadband access, potentially costing legitimate TV providers billions of dollars a year, a new analysis found. From a report: Pirate services that offer live TV channels are apparently responsible for more downstream traffic each night than torrent downloads. Based on these figures, there may be … [Link]

New Scientist – News » There is a third species of orangutan and somehow nobody noticed

Thursday 2 November 19:07:56 UTC 2017

Meet your newest cousin. We thought there were only two species of orangutan, but the discovery of the Tapanuli orangutan means there are three [Link]

New Scientist – News » How learning to share cakes could help stop unfair US elections

Thursday 2 November 19:07:46 UTC 2017

The “I-Cut-You-Choose” method results in provably fair slices of cake. The same game theory approach can produce fairer voting districts in US states, too [Link]

Mashable » Here's how to tell if you're yelling at a bot on Twitter

Thursday 2 November 19:03:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere is perhaps no more worthlessly modern pastime than yelling at a politicized bot on Twitter, so it's fortunate that a pair of students at the University of California, Berkeley, have built a tool to help us figure out which propaganda-spewing accounts aren't real. Rohan Phadte and Ash Bhat, founders of Robhat Labs (solid name choice), built a site called botcheck.me. … [Link]

Mashable » Rick Perry thinks fossil fuels can help stop sexual assault

Thursday 2 November 19:02:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSay what you will about Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, but don't you ever question his loyalty to fossil fuels. In a conversation with Axios and NBC Wednesday, the secretary discussed the Trump administration's current energy priorities. The secretary, who recently returned from a trip promoting fossil fuels in Africa, highlighted the energy's ability to "shine the light" on sexual assault. … [Link]

Mashable » A timeline of whatever the hell is happening between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

Thursday 2 November 18:55:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRaise your hand if you're exhausted and have been since 2012, aka the year Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez broke up for the first time.   🙋🏾 Well, The two have been spotted hanging out together again, sending stans in a frenzy and even the causing the casual onlooker to scratch their head while pretending not to care.  It can get … [Link]

Mashable » How to get Samsung's Android Oreo beta on the Galaxy S8 right now

Thursday 2 November 18:51:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSamsung just released the latest beta version of its specially-tailored OS — and if you have a Galaxy S8 or S8+, you can get it right now.  SEE ALSO: Androids will pair with Bluetooth headsets with just a tap, no more fussing with settings The Samsung Experience 9.0 is built on Android Oreo, which is thus far only available on Google's … [Link]

New Scientist – News » People with face blindness are missing a ‘hub’ in their brains

Thursday 2 November 18:42:00 UTC 2017

People who can’t recognise faces have massive differences in how their brains are connected, which could be identified early in life to help kids circumvent the disorder [Link]

Slashdot » Qualcomm Sues Apple For Contract Breach

Thursday 2 November 18:40:00 UTC 2017

Qualcomm has sued Apple, again, this time alleging that it violated a software license contract to benefit rival chipmaker Intel for making broadband modems, the latest salvo in a longstanding dispute between the two companies. From a report: Qualcomm alleged in a lawsuit filed in the California state court in San Diego on Wednesday that Apple used its commercial leverage … [Link]

Mashable » Transform the zoom capabilities on your smartphone camera with this Kickstarter project

Thursday 2 November 18:38:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. When you're at a concert or a big sporting event and you want to record what's going on, using your smartphone can only get you so much detail. If you're stuck all the way in the back of the audience or stranded in nosebleed … [Link]

Mashable » Lucky driver backs out of parking spot seconds before tree falls

Thursday 2 November 18:24:59 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook This dude should definitely play the lottery. A dashcam captured one incredibly lucky driver narrowly avoid being crushed by a tree. In the clip, a man approaches his vehicle, which is parked right next to a group of trees. Just after the driver backs out of the spot, the tree falls right where his car was parked just a moment … [Link]

Mashable » Latina Equal Pay Day is in November, and that's a problem

Thursday 2 November 18:21:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSeven months ago, women marked Equal Pay Day—the day women had to work until in 2017 to earn what men did in 2016.  The April 4 date was based on an average statistic—80 cents to the dollar—that lumps all women's earnings together. More than half a year later, Thursday marks Latina Equal Pay Day.  Latina women earn 54 cents for every … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Capital One and Intuit Announce API-Driven, Customer-Centric Financial Data Sharing Partnership

Thursday 2 November 18:16:13 UTC 2017

Capital One Financial Corporation and Intuit have announced an API-enabled partnership that allows Capital One customers who utilize Intuit Services (e.g. QuickBooks, TurboTax, Mint, etc.) to share financial data without sharing login credentials. The API allows users to connect Capital One credit card and bank accounts with the appropriate Intuit service. With the partnership, both companies aim to provide their … [Link]

Mashable » Yep: Russian hackers have targeted everyone from Colin Powell to Pussy Riot to the Vatican

Thursday 2 November 18:03:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRussian hackers — they're everywhere. Not even those in the the pope's camp are safe from them, according to a new report. And yes: That pope. While the narrative surrounding Russian hacking efforts has centered mostly around the 2016 U.S. election, a new report published by cybersecurity firm Secureworks and obtained by the Associated Press shows hackers also targeted figures like … [Link]

Slashdot » Timber Towers Are On the Rise in France

Thursday 2 November 18:00:00 UTC 2017

A reader shares a report: Spurred by concerns over climate change and the negative impacts of concrete manufacturing, architects and developers in France are increasingly turning to wood for their office towers and apartment complexes. Concrete was praised through much of the 20th century for its flexibility, functionality, and relative affordability. In France, the material ushered in an era of … [Link]

Mashable » If you wanted to cheat your WWII rations, you went to the 'Wide Boys'

Thursday 2 November 18:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook The ‘Wide Boy’ was the guy to know if you were caught in London in WW2 and needed to skirt government rationing Watch more episodes of Before the Darknet and Subscribe to Mashable News for more videos like this Read more… More about Uk, Meat, British Isles, Alcohol, and Cigarettes [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Core Impact 2017 versus Metasploit: the Shootout Comparison

Thursday 2 November 17:56:31 UTC 2017

Core Impact 2017 R1 and Metasploit Pro are tools used to create multi-staged, real-world attacks to test enterprise security defenses. Organizations need improved visibility into the the holes in their enterprise network defenses. Pentesting tools allow an organization to evaluate their ability to detect, prevent, and respond to attacks using multi-staged, real-world attacks. [Link]

Mashable » iPhone X Animoji Karaoke is the next big thing

Thursday 2 November 17:49:12 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f11%2f6e9aed26 37ae 1a84%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ X Animoji Karaoke Supercut","sources":~ More about Music, Apple, Karaoke, Iphone X, and Animoji [Link]

Mashable » Turn any surface into a canvas with this 3D printing pen

Thursday 2 November 17:30:59 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f11%2fd762b5f0 0f87 1549%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ creative. ","image":"http~ any surface into a canvas with this 3D printing pen","sources":[{&qu~ printing,3d pen,mashable-shopping,shopping-amaz~ printing,3d pen,mashable-shopping,shopping-amaz~ More about Tech, 3d Printing, 3d Pen, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Amazon [Link]

New Scientist – News » Why Hawking’s PhD thesis is now an internet-breaking inspiration

Thursday 2 November 17:22:00 UTC 2017

Millions rushed to freely access Stephen Hawking's early musings when they went online. More of the same would help ignite young minds everywhere, says Geraint Lewis [Link]

Slashdot » 'Discovery of the Century': Mysterious Void Discovered In Egypt's Great Pyramid

Thursday 2 November 17:20:00 UTC 2017

New submitter klgds writes: The cavity is the first major inner structure discovered in the pyramid since the 1800s. Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza — one of the wonders of the ancient world, and a dazzling feat of architectural genius — contains a hidden void at least a hundred feet long, scientists said. The space's dimensions resemble those of the … [Link]

Mashable » Trump's pick for NASA chief has an appalling record on LGBTQ rights, and that matters for the space agency

Thursday 2 November 17:05:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJim Bridenstine has a problem. The Oklahoma congressman and President Donald Trump's nominee for NASA administrator really wants the job, but he may not get it, and not for the reasons you might think. On Wednesday, during Bridenstine's confirmation hearing before the Senate's Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee, the congressman was hit hard by Democrats serving on the committee who were … [Link]

Mashable » Watching bath bombs get chopped up is surprisingly satisfying

Thursday 2 November 17:04:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBath bombs: they're not just for baths anymore. Thanks to "professional Lush enthusiast" @therosequeenn, the famed beauty products have taken on a purpose beyond making your bathwater smell like lavender. @Therosequeenn, whose real name is Andrea, films herself chopping up bath bombs for her Instagram. Don't worry; it's not as traumatizing as it sounds. In fact, the videos are incredibly satisfying … [Link]

Mashable » Revolutionary ultrasound smartphone gadget helped a doctor diagnose his own cancer

Thursday 2 November 16:52:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookButterfly Network Inc., a medical technology company that aims to revolutionize current ultrasound systems, just announced that it got clearance from the FDA to put the 'Butterfly iQ' ultrasound smartphone gadget on the US market. The portable and pocket-sized scanning device will start shipping in 2018, but only licensed practitioners and facilities will be able to buy it. While testing the … [Link]

Slashdot » Bitcoin and Blockchain Are Among the Fastest-Growing Skills Online

Thursday 2 November 16:40:00 UTC 2017

As cryptocurrencies explode in popularity, employers are clamoring for workers with expertise in the emerging field. From a report: Demand for online freelancers who specialize in blockchain and bitcoin-related work surged last quarter, according to data compiled by Upwork, a website that connects freelancers with employers. The two skills were respectively the second and third fastest-growing skills on Upwork's platform. … [Link]

Mashable » A scientific deep dive into the Marvel movies' most hilarious trope: the shirtless scene

Thursday 2 November 16:35:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhether it's Iron Man fiddling with his arc reactor or Star-Lord getting hosed down, you can almost always count on the hero of any given Marvel movie to lose his shirt — it's practically a trope. At this point —17 films and nine years into the Marvel Cinematic Universe — the "shirtless superhero" scene is up there with Stan Lee cameos, … [Link]

Mashable » The Wing continues its women-only co-working/social club takeover

Thursday 2 November 16:29:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen The Wing launched its first New York space a year ago, it offered something a lot of women didn't even know they wanted.  The coworking space/social club in the Flatiron district lets women network across fields, freshen up between meetings, and make calls, all in a perfectly curated, relaxing, pastel space. There’s also evening programming, including bartending classes, food-banking, and … [Link]

Mashable » Make your own Egg McMuffin at home with this kitchen device

Thursday 2 November 16:28:31 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Ever gotten stuck in line at the Mickey D's drive thru on your way to work because you just had to have your morning Egg McMuffin? Why not have your own and skip the line entirely? This sandwich maker from Hamilton Beach can help … [Link]

Mashable » This Airbnb is made entirely out of LEGO and you can spend the night

Thursday 2 November 16:23:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTurns out all that time spent playing with LEGO was time well spent.  SEE ALSO: These wireless blocks are your kid's newest coding teacher Airbnb and LEGO had revealed that they are offering one group of master builders the chance to stay overnight in a newly built LEGO house comprising of over 25 million LEGO bricks in Billund, Denmark. Pretty impressive right? Pretty impressive … [Link]

Mashable » Peak 2017: Someone Made a Real Fidget Spinner Phone

Thursday 2 November 16:21:54 UTC 2017

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

Mashable » Waymo's latest partnership hints at major expansion

Thursday 2 November 16:16:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWaymo is one of the biggest players in the self-driving development race, but it's not equipped to service its rapidly growing number of driverless vehicles. As the Google spinoff increases operations beyond its limited pilot programs in California, Arizona, and Michigan, it'll need some help maintaining its fleet of autonomous vehicles.  Today, the driverless car company announced a multi-year service agreement … [Link]

Mashable » Prep for National Novel Writing month with these online writing courses

Thursday 2 November 16:07:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. November is National Novel Writing Month and if you've been kicking a novel idea around for a while this is your official invitation to just write it already. If you've never written a novel before, though, it can be hard to know where to … [Link]

Mashable » This new Breve smartphone champions self-destructing content

Thursday 2 November 16:05:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn the modern lexicon, it's obvs all about the abrevs.  In all seriousness, brevity has its benefits, especially in today's fast-paced, tech-infused society. Younger generations are enamored with acronyms, shorthand, and self-destructing content. These trends are part practicality (today's communication tools enable faster, more colloquial online conversation) and part paradigm shift. Internet culture is increasingly embracing the ephemeral. Presumably, this stems … [Link]

Mashable » This is the most fascinating fruit

Thursday 2 November 16:05:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you’ve ever smelt this fruit, you probably recall its lingering, pungent, meaty scent, whether you want to or not. Maybe it evokes vomit-inducing memories you tried hard to suppress, or a sensory dream-come-true you never wanted to end. There’s no fruit more fascinating or polarizing than the durian. Read more…More about Science, Food, Mashable Video, Asia, and Thailand [Link]

Mashable » TripAdvisor scrutinized for deleting warnings of rape at Mexico resorts

Thursday 2 November 16:05:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTripAdvisor has apologized to a sexual assault survivor after an investigation revealed the website had deleted posts alleging assaults at resorts in Mexico. The belated apology comes seven years after the attack. SEE ALSO: Hotel has an incredibly strange offer for lonely customers The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel shared the story of Kristie Love, who had posted on TripAdvisor about her rape … [Link]

Slashdot » App Developer Access To iPhone X Face Data Spooks Some Privacy Experts

Thursday 2 November 16:00:00 UTC 2017

A reader shares a report: Apple won accolades from privacy experts in September for assuring that facial data used to unlock its new iPhone X would be securely stored on the phone itself. But Apple's privacy promises do not extend to the thousands of app developers who will gain access to facial data in order to build entertainment features for … [Link]

Mashable » This supersonic car looks like a rocket on wheels

Thursday 2 November 15:58:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Bloodhound SCC Project is a global engineering adventure, aiming to build a car that can reach 1,000 mph and break the World Land-Speed Record set in 1997 and still stands at 763 mph.  The team behind this project hopes to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.  Read more…More about South Africa, Jet, Car, Mashable Video, and Rocket [Link]

Mashable » Uber and Lyft ban rightwing activist after racist tweets

Thursday 2 November 15:52:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAfter Charlottesville, tech companies have taken a stronger stance against hate speech. SEE ALSO: After Charlottesville, tech companies are forced to take action against hate speech In the aftermath of the attack in Lower Manhattan, in which a former Uber and Lyft driver is accused of ramming his truck into pedestrians and cyclists, killing eight people and injuring 11 more, an … [Link]

Mashable » Pick up this lightweight, cordless Hoover vacuum for 47% off

Thursday 2 November 15:46:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Hoover is known for its vacuums and how helpful they can be in, quite literally, cleaning house. So a cordless vacuum for 47% off on Amazon sounds like a pretty good deal to us. The vacuum only weighs 4.7 pounds and is pole-thin, so … [Link]

Mashable » A grandma's 120-year-old artistic legacy is being preserved through an Airbnb

Thursday 2 November 15:43:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookVisitors from across the world are huddling inside Tan Chwee Lian's antiquated shop in the middle of bustling Singapore, trying their hand at making their own little works of art. Tan's grandson, Ng Tze Yong, put up a tour and hands-on lesson set as an Airbnb Experience. Read the full story here.  Read more…More about Travel, Art, Mashable Video, Airbnb, and … [Link]

Mashable » This indestructible mug kinda looks like Luke Skywalker's blue milk cup, right guys?

Thursday 2 November 15:35:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Does this mug look at all familiar to you? To me it looks a little like the one Luke uses to drink his blue milk in A New Hope.  Anyone else see it? Anyone else see it?Image: starwars.comThe minimalist cylinder is totally reminiscent of our favorite space aunt's … [Link]

Mashable » KFC Japan made fried chicken bath bombs, even though no one asked for it

Thursday 2 November 15:30:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEver imagined yourself in a deep frier? Well, fear not. There's a new product made just for you to smell like fresh canola oil and chicken grease. KFC partnered with Japanese retailer Village Vanguard to create fried chicken-scented bath bombs. It shouldn't be surprising considering the global fast food chain created the Chizza and rice bowls in the past.   The … [Link]

Mashable » HTC U11+ is a very nice upgrade of the company's flagship

Thursday 2 November 15:30:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHTC is finally getting with the times.  The company's last flagship, the HTC U11, was a great device, but compared to the tall-screened, small-bezeled phones of today, it looks archaic. Now, the company is launching the new HTC U11+, a phone with similar specs, but with some major changes on the outside.  SEE ALSO: Hey, smartphone makers: I still want a … [Link]

Mashable » Sorry trolls, 'Teen Vogue' isn't going anywhere

Thursday 2 November 15:22:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPro-Trump trolls are rejoicing online over the fall of Teen Vogue, which emerged during the 2016 election as a platform for sharp, incisive writing about politics.  They were sent into a tizzy on Thursday morning by an article from Women's Wear Daily that reported Teen Vogue will be ending its print publication. Along with that news, WWD reported that the magazine's … [Link]

Slashdot » Russia Hackers Had Targets Worldwide, Beyond US Election

Thursday 2 November 15:20:00 UTC 2017

Raphael Satter, Jeff Donn, and Justin Myers, reporting for Associated Press: The hackers who disrupted the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton's campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands of others of interest to the Kremlin, according to a previously unpublished digital hit list obtained by The Associated Press. … [Link]

Mashable » No green thumb? This Kickstarter project watches and waters your garden for you

Thursday 2 November 15:17:31 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Gardening can be difficult for those of us without green thumbs, especially when it comes to watering. Most of us can never tell how much water is too much or too little until it's too late. Fortunately, GardenSpace is a project on Kickstarter that … [Link]

Mashable » LG V30 review: A good smartphone that could've been great

Thursday 2 November 15:12:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLG is on the right path when it comes to smartphones. After its modular LG G5 tanked, the company's smartphone division appears to have rethought its strategy and started, quite simply, doing things that work.  The LG G6, which launched in the spring, was a very good phone that just lacked a little extra something to be on the same level … [Link]

Mashable » These geometric sculptures taste just as good as they look

Thursday 2 November 15:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDinara Kasko is a pioneering pastry chef who creates delicious edible sculptures using 3D-printed moulds.  Read more…More about Design, Ukraine, Cake Decoration, Cake, and 3d Printing [Link]

Mashable » How the British black market thrived during WWII

Thursday 2 November 15:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe ‘Wide Boy’ was the guy to know if you were caught in London in WWII and needed to skirt government rationing. Watch more episodes of Before the Darknet and Subscribe to Mashable News for more videos like this. Read more…More about Uk, Meat, British Isles, Alcohol, and Cigarettes [Link]

Mashable » Garnish your drink with spooky, skull-shaped ice cubes

Thursday 2 November 14:56:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Drink with the skulls of your enemies —if your enemy is ice, that is. Because making skull-shaped ice cubes for your drinks with this ice tray should be everyone's favorite activity. SEE ALSO: These in-sync touch lamps are perfect for people in long distance … [Link]

Mashable » Lin-Manuel Miranda and Common blessed the Obama Summit with a freestyle

Thursday 2 November 14:47:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago was a gathering of brilliant minds, but that doesn't mean there wasn't fun had, too.  The inaugural event went off without a hitch, and during a joint appearance at the Chicago’s National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture on Tuesday, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Common both took the time to drop a little rhyme on the audience. … [Link]

Mashable » 'Halo's Master Chief proposed to DC's Katana at PAX Australia

Thursday 2 November 14:44:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmongst the hordes of thirsty gamers, video game convention PAX Australia was privy to one delightful love story. On Saturday, two gamers made for one of the loveliest proposals a video game convention has ever seen. SEE ALSO: Here's one way to propose to the love of your life—in VR Sasha Scott and Nick Neave have been together for almost three … [Link]

Mashable » Seth Rogen’s contagious laugh was dubbed over other celebrities and it's so ridiculous

Thursday 2 November 14:40:43 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Seth Rogen's laugh is both infectious and completely unique. If you heard it in a crowded place you would probably think to yourself, "is that Seth Rogen laughing." Now imagine some of your favorite actresses cracking up but with Rogen's laugh dubbed over their own.   It's a treat especially if you want to see people like Adele and Ariana … [Link]

Slashdot » The International Space Station Is Getting Its First Printer Upgrade in 17 Years

Thursday 2 November 14:40:00 UTC 2017

Lance Ulanoff, writing for Mashable: Somewhere, 254 miles above us, an astronaut is probably printing something. Ever since the International Space Station (ISS) welcomed its first residents in November of 2000, there have been printers on board. Astronauts use them to print out critical mission information, emergency evacuation procedures and, sometimes, photos from home. According to NASA, they print roughly … [Link]

Mashable » Will makeup trick the iPhone X's facial recognition?

Thursday 2 November 14:39:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe iPhone X's new Face ID facial recognition technology allows users to unlock their phone simply by holding it up to their face. But how does it handle contouring? We hired professional makeup artists to put it to the test.  Read more…More about Video, Iphone, Mashable Video, Facial Recognition, and Real Time [Link]

Mashable » These playful baby pandas have to be separated before bedtime

Thursday 2 November 14:32:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThese cute panda cubs don't want to take their naps. Read more…More about China, Mashable Video, Cute, Baby Animal, and Cute Animals [Link]

Mashable » Amazon teases cryptocurrency ambitions with domain purchases

Thursday 2 November 14:32:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmazon is not-so quietly shaping the future around its ever-expanding business, so it makes sense they'd want to get in on cryptocurrency, too.  The company wants to build a fleet of package-delivering drones. They maybe want to build giant drone hives in a city near you. They've got grocery stores and devices you can ask to set a timer or play … [Link]

Mashable » Dongles, ranked

Thursday 2 November 14:30:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s a dongle-ful world, everybody, and it's all Apple's fault. Some companies like Samsung and LG still ship their flagship phones with a headphone jack, but those days are numbered, especially because Google, HTC, Motorola, and Essential have all followed Apple into the darkness, where phones without headphone jacks live unhappily with a dongle jammed into their ports. But not all … [Link]

Mashable » Keep your wine fresh long after you've opened it with this pump

Thursday 2 November 14:26:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. There aren't that many options to preserve wine after you've opened it. Corking it again is a hassle if you can even get the damn thing inside, and covering it up with foil isn't the most reliable method either. This wine pump, however, might … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Cosmic rays have revealed a new chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

Thursday 2 November 14:20:34 UTC 2017

Particles from outer space have helped scientists uncover a hidden chamber within Egypt’s most famous pyramid, the first such finding in over a century [Link]

Mashable » Is Snapchat trolling Apple and Google over the burger emoji?

Thursday 2 November 14:17:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple and Google got hauled over the coals this week for their truly abysmal attempts at assembling burgers—albeit in emoji form.  But, it looks like Snapchat's joined in the burger party with their very own contribution to the debate.  Yes, Snapchat has launched a burger AR lens. And, its burger is actually superior to that of Google and Apple. How very … [Link]

Mashable » Embrace the Dark Side with this Darth Vader luggage

Thursday 2 November 14:01:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. We at Mashable find your lack of geeky luggage disturbing. Allow ThinkGeek to fix that with this Darth Vader rolling luggage that's currently 63% off. It's the next best thing to moving all your luggage with the Force. This luggage features Vader's iconic chestpiece … [Link]

Slashdot » Bitcoin Smashes Past $7,000 For the First Time

Thursday 2 November 14:00:00 UTC 2017

A reader shares a report: Bitcoin hit another all-time high Thursday morning, surpassing $7,000 for the first time. The cryptocurrency has had a bullish streak throughout the week following the CME's announcement that it will introduce bitcoin futures contracts. According to data from CoinDesk, the virtual currency reached an all-time high of $7,242.69 at about 7:08 a.m. ET. The jump … [Link]

Mashable » Grammarly's new iPhone keyboard app will help fix your terrible grammar

Thursday 2 November 14:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGrammarly is bringing its AI-powered grammar help to the one place where you likely need it the most: your iPhone. The startup, which specializes in assisting the grammatically challenged, is launching a mobile version of its service in the form of an iPhone keyboard app, which will help fix your typing errors and recommend better alternatives.  SEE ALSO: Newspaper's terrible NSFW … [Link]

Mashable » Stream Netflix and YouTube straight through this little projector

Thursday 2 November 13:54:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Cinemood is a kid-friendly projector for all your video-streaming needs. This tiny projector can stream Netflix Kids and YouTube and project your videos onto any surface. Using the Cinemood app, you can navigate Netflix and play just about anything available from the kids programming. … [Link]

Mashable » This duvet can keep the bed warm and cool at the same time

Thursday 2 November 13:50:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMeet the self-making duvet that allows you to customize the temperature on both sides of the bedSmartduvet is an app-controlled duvet that inflates and sends conditioned air to the desired side of the bed. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Bed, Real Time, Real Time Video, and Real Time [Link]

Mashable » Channing Tatum's dad found out his son was an exotic dancer and it's all Ellen DeGeneres' fault

Thursday 2 November 13:22:15 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Seven years later and the cat's finally out of the bag…or on national television.  Channing Tatum took on the role of guest host at Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday and let Ellen DeGeneres in on a little confession. Apparently, the Magic Mike actor's father found out his son was an exotic dancer after Tatum gave DeGeneres a lap dance on … [Link]

Mashable » A World Series win got even sweeter after this Astros' player's on-field proposal

Thursday 2 November 13:22:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCarlos Correa had a big night on Wednesday. The Houston Astros shortstop celebrated his team's big World Series win by taking the opportunity on Dodger Stadium field to propose to his girlfriend, 2016's Miss Texas USA Daniella Rodriguez.  SEE ALSO: Even Dodgers fans have to love these 🔥🔥🔥 Astros cleats "Daniella Rodriguez, will you make me the happiest man in the … [Link]

Mashable » Disney researchers are working on fireworks you can 'feel'

Thursday 2 November 13:05:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you're blind or have low vision, fireworks can feel a little exclusive to those with full sight. "Feeling Fireworks" is a new project attempting to make fireworks more inclusive for people with low or limited vision, or who are blind — yep, they're fireworks you can "feel." SEE ALSO: This laser-equipped helmet can help a blind person 'see' A new … [Link]

Mashable » Houston Astros' first-ever World Series win was predicted by a Sports Illustrated cover back in 2014

Thursday 2 November 13:05:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen the Houston Astros clinched the team's first-ever World Series championship just a minute or two shy of midnight on the East Coast on Wednesday night, they fulfilled a prophecy that had been laid out by Sports Illustrated — three years ago. SEE ALSO: Why this Houston Astros player has an inspiring mission beyond baseball The cover of a June 2014 … [Link]

Mashable » Maisie Williams admits she's 'really excited' for 'Game of Thrones' to be over

Thursday 2 November 13:02:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBeing a major star in Game of Thrones is obviously super cool — but it must be pretty darn time-consuming, too. SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' star Maisie Williams tweets response to video shared by 'Stranger Things' kid Finn Wolfhard Everyone's favourite list-keeper and Frey-slayer, a.k.a. Maisie Williams, recently spoke to BBC Newsbeat about her plans after Game of Thrones is … [Link]

Slashdot » Scientists Have Mathematical Proof That It's Impossible To Stop Aging

Thursday 2 November 13:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Science Alert: Mathematically speaking, multicellular organisms like us will always have to deal with a cellular competition where only one side will win. And ultimately, that means our vitality will always come out as the loser. We have a pair of researchers from the University of Arizona to blame for this depressing conclusion, … [Link]

Mashable » What was the deal with Mike Wheeler in 'Stranger Things 2'?

Thursday 2 November 13:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn the grand tradition of sequels everywhere, Stranger Things 2 had more of everything – more demogorgons, more Will, more Steve being a good guy, more Hopper being Hotper (I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I knew as soon as I said it).  The one exception? Mike Wheeler. SEE ALSO: 'Stranger Things 2' review: Binge-watching can't disguise how bad this is In Season … [Link]

Mashable » Bitcoin price hits $7,000 for the first time

Thursday 2 November 12:56:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBitcoin isn't showing signs of stopping.  The cryptocurrency hit the price of $7,000 per one bitcoin early on Thursday, just weeks after it surpassed $6,000 for the first time.  SEE ALSO: How to make sure you don't get swindled in an ICO The rally has been incredible — after briefly hitting a low of around $3,000 on Sept. 14, Bitcoin has … [Link]

Mashable » China's Uber is going to build a charging network to cover millions of electric cars

Thursday 2 November 12:45:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDidi Chuxing, which famously defeated Uber in China and conquered its huge domestic market, is planning to build an expansive charging network to support millions of electric cars. The ride-hailing company has 21 million drivers, out of which 260,000 are driving electrics. That's a mindbending one quarter share of the world's entire two million EVs (electric vehicles) on the road — … [Link]

Mashable » Stephen Colbert uses candy to brutally destroy Donald Trump Jr.'s Halloween tweet

Thursday 2 November 11:59:41 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Stephen Colbert has no time for born-rich people making obnoxious points about socialism, using innocent children.  We're referring to Donald Trump Jr.'s incredibly tone-deaf tweet on Halloween, which included a picture of his daughter Chloe looking sad, and a supposedly economic and political "lesson."  "Yes, it’s never too early to teach kids the danger of sharing," Colbert said. "Also, it's … [Link]

Mashable » Young Sheldon gave big Sheldon an ant farm and he let them all die

Thursday 2 November 11:29:11 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Ant farms are real, and they are tricky. SEE ALSO: Method Man is a better rapper than James Corden and who could have predicted it Jim Parsons (a.k.a. Sheldon Cooper) went on The Late Late Show with James Corden and talked about his relationship with the star of the new sitcom Young Sheldon, Iain Armitage.  Apparently Armitage likes to give … [Link]

Mashable » Harry Styles interrupts set to help fan in distress

Thursday 2 November 11:05:15 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Most concerts get pretty busy and packed, but we imagine Harry Styles gigs are more hectic than most. Luckily, as the video above shows, Styles isn't afraid to put a halt to things if he sees a fan in distress. SEE ALSO: Footage of Harry Styles being groped at concert sparks Twitter movement The footage was shot by a fan … [Link]

Mashable » The International Space Station is getting its first printer upgrade in 17 years

Thursday 2 November 11:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSomewhere, 254 miles above us, an astronaut is probably printing something. Ever since the International Space Station (ISS) welcomed its first residents in November of 2000, there have been printers on board. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk unveils his plans to build cities in space Astronauts use them to print out critical mission information, emergency evacuation procedures and, sometimes, photos from home. … [Link]

Mashable » Kevin Spacey is seeking 'evaluation and treatment' after more allegations emerge

Thursday 2 November 10:38:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSeveral people have come forward to accuse Kevin Spacey of sexual harassment after the initial allegation by Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony Rapp.  SEE ALSO: Another actor accuses Kevin Spacey of sexual harassment Spacey's representative released a short statement to Mashable in response to the growing pressure on the House of Cards star.  "Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek … [Link]

Mashable » Khloé Kardashian is now just as obsessed with 'Stranger Things' as you

Thursday 2 November 10:38:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Upside Down bug has officially bitten. Actually, there probably is some kind of nightmare bug in the Upside Down that does bite. *Shudder* SEE ALSO: The 'Stranger Things' cast has some strong feelings about the Season 2 ending Khloé Kardashian was tweeting on Tuesday to inform the world that she has moved from one highly addictive series to another. Every1 … [Link]

Mashable » Jimmy Kimmel told his daughter he ate all her Halloween candy and she took it pretty well

Thursday 2 November 10:23:09 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Even though he's not hosting his show at the moment, Jimmy Kimmel is working hard. SEE ALSO: Shaq replaced Kimmel and had an awesome interview with Mila Kunis Channing Tatum hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night and showed us footage of Kimmel rising to his own challenge, telling his little girl he ate all her Halloween candy. The kid … [Link]

Mashable » Sam Smith 'Carpool Karaoke' has a brilliant surprise ending

Thursday 2 November 10:15:29 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Ain't no party like a Carpool Karaoke party — especially if the party happens to get crashed by a whole bunch of other guests. In the clip above, Sam Smith jumps in the passenger seat alongside James Corden before getting a surprise visit from a group he loves above all others: Fifth Harmony. SEE ALSO: Foo Fighters 'Carpool Karaoke' is … [Link]

Mashable » Channing Tatum tells his daughter he's eaten her Halloween candy, gets adorable response

Thursday 2 November 10:13:12 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, parents telling their children they've eaten their Halloween candy is now glorious tradition. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel Makes Kids Cry Over Halloween Candy — Again It's all about capturing their horrified little reactions on camera. Some are shocked, others are angry — and some, like Channing Tatum's daughter in the video above, are just plain adorable. … [Link]

Slashdot » The Asteroid That Wiped Out Dinosaurs Plunged Earth Into Catastrophic Winter

Thursday 2 November 10:00:00 UTC 2017

The asteroid impact roughly 66 million years ago that wiped out three-quarters of plant and animal species, including the dinosaurs, dropped temperatures globally below freezing for several years. The new assessment, reported in the journal Geographic Research Letters, gives scientists a much clearer picture of the climate catastrophe following the event. BCC reports: The UK geophysicist was the co-lead investigator … [Link]

Mashable » Graphic designers, you can now master Adobe for next to nothing

Thursday 2 November 10:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If a picture's worth a thousand words, then a professional-quality graphic design is worth at least ten thousand.  A graphic designer's job is so much more than creating a cool image; it's giving a company, non-profit or website an identity. Think about it: Prospective … [Link]

Mashable » You and your BFFs need these social headphones

Thursday 2 November 10:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Everyone and their mother has an opinion about headphones. These days, the options are limitless: headphones can be wireless, with the ability to go underwater, and customized to look however you want them to. Now, headphones are evolving again A few years ago, two … [Link]

Mashable » Snap hands-free selfies of your whole squad with this small camera drone

Thursday 2 November 10:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. When the squad is so big and no one wants to be the designated photographer, you need to call in reinforcements. And now, getting the whole squad in the pic just got a whole lot easier with the latest in drone camera technology: the SKEYE … [Link]

Mashable » Singapore Airlines' new cabins are basically a hotel room in the sky

Thursday 2 November 9:44:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s the hotel experience you always wanted, 39,000 feet in the air. Singapore Airlines (SIA) on Thursday officially unveiled its new cabins for its Airbus A380 fleet — its first major interior overhaul of its fleet of the jumbo jet since 2007, when it became the first carrier to operate the A380. SEE ALSO: We got a peek at the world's … [Link]

Slashdot » NASA Wants Private Company To Take Over Spitzer Space Telescope

Thursday 2 November 7:00:00 UTC 2017

schwit1 writes: NASA has issued a request for proposals from private companies or organizations to take over the operation of the Spitzer Space Telescope after 2019. SpaceNews reports: "NASA's current plans call for operating Spitzer through March of 2019 to perform preparatory observations for the James Webb Space Telescope. That schedule was based on plans for a fall 2018 launch … [Link]

Mashable » 'Paperbark,' the game that's a love letter to unspoilt Australian nature

Thursday 2 November 6:41:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhile Australia's renowned natural beauty is often plastered on postcards and featured in the occasional film, it's something yet to be represented in the gaming world. Paperbark, set to release early next year initially on iOS, will change all that. The game focuses on the life of a sleepy wombat exploring Australian bushland, discovering all kinds of flora and fauna along … [Link]

Mashable » Luke going back to the Millennium Falcon will give every nerd the feels for years

Thursday 2 November 3:49:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNo matter what else happens in The Last Jedi, we now know it contains the moment every fanboy and fangirl has been waiting to see for years: Luke Skywalker re-entering the Millennium Falcon. The scene dropped Wednesday night in a re-edited version of last month's first full trailer. Luke is seen walking into the famous Falcon cockpit, a place we haven't … [Link]

Mashable » Why Best Buy charged so much for the iPhone X

Thursday 2 November 3:43:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBest Buy was marking some iPhone X pre-orders to $100 over Apple's price — but no longer.  The electronics retailer announced today that it will no longer allow customers to pre-order the iPhone X unactivated and with upfront payment. Apple aficionados will now have to order the phone tied to a specific carrier, and with an installment plan.  SEE ALSO: News … [Link]

Slashdot » Every Other Summer Will Shatter Heat Records Within a Decade

Thursday 2 November 3:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Think of the stickiest, record-hot summer you've ever experienced, whether you're 30 or 60 years old. In 10 years or less, that miserable summer will happen every second year across most of the U.S. and Canada, the Mediterranean, and much of Asia, according to a study to be published in the open … [Link]

Mashable » 'Silicon Valley' star Kumail Nanjiani warns 'tech has the capacity to destroy us'

Thursday 2 November 3:03:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookStarring in a comedy about tech isn't always funny, one of HBO's Silicon Valley stars explained in a cynical Twitter thread Wednesday. Kumail Nanjiani, who plays software engineer Dinesh in the TV series, shared some thoughts on how tech companies don't consider the ethical implications of what they're building.  SEE ALSO: 'Black Mirror' predicted this iPhone X feature and it's really … [Link]

Mashable » Hillary Clinton defends the Trump dossier on 'The Daily Show'

Thursday 2 November 2:56:48 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Hillary Clinton tried to shut down conservative critics on The Daily Show.  Sitting down with Trevor Noah on Wednesday night, Clinton addressed criticism over her campaign's decision to fund the "Steele dossier" (of "pee tape" fame) put together by research firm Fusion GPS. Clinton pointed out that the research was first paid for by a conservative website.  SEE ALSO: Senator … [Link]

Slashdot » Can Japan Burn Flammable Ice For Energy?

Thursday 2 November 2:45:00 UTC 2017

dryriver writes: Japan is a country that currently has to import 90% of its fuels for energy generation, having very little in the way of oil, coal or natural gas reserves in the country. Since the Fukushima disaster, its 50-plus nuclear reactors have been mostly idle. This makes Japan one of the least self-sufficient countries in terms of energy generation … [Link]

Mashable » Trailer: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is not going to go the way you think

Thursday 2 November 2:31:15 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook This is not going to go the way you think. Or so promises Luke Skywalker in the latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer, which debuted during Game 7 of the MLB World Series. SEE ALSO: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' gets a new trailer during Monday Night Football this week The latest promo recycles a lot of familiar footage … [Link]

Slashdot » AT&T Admits Defeat In Lawsuit It Filed To Stall Google Fiber

Thursday 2 November 2:05:00 UTC 2017

According to Ars Technica, AT&T is reportedly abandoning its attempt to stop a Louisville ordinance that helped draw Google Fiber into the city. The telecommunications giant sued Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky to stop an ordinance that gives Google Fiber and other ISPs faster access to utility poles. AT&T's lawsuit was dismissed in August by a district court, who determined … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook rolls out pilot program to prevent revenge porn

Thursday 2 November 1:59:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRevenge porn is becoming a top priority for Facebook's safety team. After announcing a new set of reporting tools in April, Facebook is rolling out a pilot program to help prevent image-based abuse and revenge porn being shared across its platforms. SEE ALSO: 4 things you should do when you're the victim of revenge porn Testing in Australia first, then the … [Link]

Mashable » Restaurant turns into a McDowell's from 'Coming to America' for Halloween

Thursday 2 November 1:46:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou wouldn't want to dine at a McDonald's knock-off, except for McDowell's. The mock restaurant which featured in the 1988 classic Coming to America reappeared in Los Angeles for Halloween, and yes, people went wild for it. SEE ALSO: Celebrities who nailed it this Halloween Hollywood restaurant Fat Sal's turned itself into a McDowell's for the occasion, which you might recall … [Link]

Slashdot » Razer Unveils Gaming Smartphone With 120Hz UltraMotion Display, 8GB RAM and No Headphone Jack

Thursday 2 November 1:25:00 UTC 2017

Computer hardware company Razer has unveiled its first smartphone. While the design doesn't appear to be up to par with the competition, it does pack some impressive specifications under the hood. The Razer Phone features a 5.7-inch, 2,560×1,440-resolution display, Snapdragon 835 chipset with 8GB of RAM, 12-megapixel dual camera with a wide-angle lens and 2x optical zoom, 4,000mAh battery, dual … [Link]

Mashable » Ring bearer decides the wedding aisle is a good place to take a nap

Thursday 2 November 1:06:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSometimes, you just need to take a nap. A sleepy ring bearer driving a teeny toy car down the aisle at a wedding decided that right then and there would be a perfect time to take a little nap. So, that's exactly what he did. SEE ALSO: Dad can't help but point out the similarity between toddlers and drunk people A … [Link]

Slashdot » Scientists Prove Emoticons Are Not Universally Understood

Thursday 2 November 0:45:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: The most recent such study, published Oct. 24 in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, examined how emotions expressed in symbols and pictures are understood in three nations with varying degrees of internet connectivity and access: Japan, Cameroon, and Tanzania. Psychologists from the University of Tokyo tested subjects on how well they recognized … [Link]

Mashable » Maybe don't brag about violating your roommate's stuff on Instagram

Thursday 2 November 0:25:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you're rubbing used tampons onto your college roommate's backpack, contaminating her eating utensils, spitting into and poisoning her lotions, and abusing her toothbrush, you're a terrible person, but also, don't post about it on social media. Brianna Brochu, 18, was charged Wednesday with "criminal mischief" for allegedly doing all of the above and more to her unsuspecting roommate at the … [Link]

Mashable » Hey Papa John's, maybe the the NFL protests aren't the reason business sucks

Thursday 2 November 0:06:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOh poor Papa John.  The NFL protests are hurting his pizza chain's sales, Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter complained on a conference call Wednesday, even though he thought the league had the problem "nipped in the bud" last year. The company said on the call that it was the NFL's biggest sponsor. SEE ALSO: This NFL owner's words stirred … [Link]

Slashdot » Tesla Posts Biggest Quarterly Loss, Slashes Production of Model X and Model S

Thursday 2 November 0:05:00 UTC 2017

Tesla has reported the largest quarterly loss in its history, and said it was cutting production of its Model S and Model X vehicles. Here are the key third-quarter numbers with expectations via Bloomberg: Adjusted loss per share: -$2.92 (-$2.23 expected); Revenue: $2.98 billion ($2.39 billion expected); Free cash flow: -$1.4 billion (-$1.2 billion (expected). Yahoo News reports: The company … [Link]

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