John Gordon Ross

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

Mashable » Badass skunk chases off a cougar like it's NBD

Friday 3 November 23:21:04 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook That is one brave skunk. YouTuber Greg Shyba was driving near Calgary, Canada recently when he spotted a skunk in the middle of the road. But just a few moments later, the little skunk had a big visitor. Suddenly, a large cougar hops out from the brush and can be seen stalking the skunk. Just when it seemed over for … [Link]

Slashdot » iFixit's iPhone X Teardown Reveals Two Battery Cells, 'Unprecedented' Logic Board

Friday 3 November 23:20:00 UTC 2017

iFixit has posted its teardown of the iPhone X, revealing a new TrueDepth camera system, stacked logic board, L-shaped two-cell battery pack, and Qi-based inductive charging coil. Mac Rumors reports: Like every other model since the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone X is a sideways-opening device. A single bracket covers every logic board connector. iFixit said the miniaturized logic board … [Link]

Mashable » Chrissy Teigen leaves lucky waitress $1,000 tip at Outback Steakhouse

Friday 3 November 23:10:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMost servers in the restaurant industry rely heavily on tips to make a decent wage, so a ridiculously big tip can truly make your entire month.  Well, one server at Outback Steakhouse in Centerville, Ohio had the tip of a lifetime when model and TV star Chrissy Teigen left a very generous bonus after dining at the restaurant.  SEE ALSO: Chrissy … [Link]

Mashable » An animal shelter sorted dogs into Hogwarts houses and, of course, there were lots of Hufflepuffs

Friday 3 November 23:05:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHumans aren't the only ones that can turn into wizards.  The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando animal shelter is sorting dogs based on their personalities into Hogwarts Houses from the Harry Potter series in order to increase adoptions.  Everyone, including dogs, deserve a magical destiny.  SEE ALSO: Seattle dad created Harry Potter's Diagon Alley for all the community wizards on Halloween … [Link]

Mashable » Giant crowd of Astros fans saving a woman's hat is Houston at its best

Friday 3 November 23:02:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookI was born in LA. One of my earliest memories is Kirk Gibson's legendary home run in 1988. And I was heartbroken when the Dodgers lost the World Series to the Astros this year.  SEE ALSO: Houston Astros' first-ever World Series win was predicted by a Sports Illustrated cover back in 2014 But damn, I'm happy for the people of Houston. … [Link]

Mashable » Learn how to effectively negotiate so you can get that raise you deserve

Friday 3 November 22:47:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Negotiation is a skill that you probably need to use more than you think. Whether you're buying a house, gunning for a raise, or just trying to get your toddler to finish her vegetables, being an effective negotiator can save you money, boost your … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Pusher Announces Chatkit to Enable Real-Time Chat Capabilities

Friday 3 November 22:45:51 UTC 2017

Pusher, a London-based real-time technologies service provider, has announced the launch of Pusher Chatkit, a new product for adding chat capabilities to web and mobile applications. The company launched this new product so that adding real-time messaging functionality to apps would be easier for developers. [Link]

Mashable » Protect your home with this keyless, touchscreen deadbolt

Friday 3 November 22:42:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. With homes getting smarter all the time, it might be time to update your security. This touch screen lock could ease your troubles, and you can grab one for 10% off. This electronic deadbolt boasts a sleek design and fancy security options. Instead of … [Link]

Slashdot » Four Automakers Team Up To Create an Electric Car Charging Network Across Europe

Friday 3 November 22:40:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: A group of automakers has created a new company to build a network of 400 fast chargers across Europe ahead of the wave of new electric cars they've promised in the next few years, as countries push EVs as a way to meet emissions goals. Ionity, announced Friday by BMW Group, … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon is getting pumped for Black Friday and so should you

Friday 3 November 22:35:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. November has only just begun, but Amazon is already getting ready for Black Friday. The deals are slowly rolling out, and you might want to start taking a look at what's in store so you can start checking off your holiday gift list. Here … [Link]

Mashable » If your kid breaks this tablet, Amazon will replace it no questions asked

Friday 3 November 22:26:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Kids destroy things. It's what they do. When they're not breaking things they're getting them sticky or coloring on them or trying to feed them to the dog. Handing your kid your own expensive tablet is a gamble every time, but if you buy … [Link]

Slashdot » Bitcoin Mining Heats Home For Free In Siberia

Friday 3 November 22:00:00 UTC 2017

Quartz has published a video on YouTube about two entrepreneurs who have figured out how to heat their homes for free by mining bitcoin. The "miner" — that is, the machine mining the bitcoins — warms up liquid that is then transferred to the underfloor heating system. The cottage has two miners, which bring in about $430 per month from … [Link]

Mashable » That moment you learn you've been yelling at a Russian troll

Friday 3 November 21:55:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA lot of folks have yelled at @Jenn_Abrams on Twitter, and that was the point.  Twitter users can no longer find @Jenn_Abrams on that social platform, because the account was removed after a congressional investigation revealed — as reported by The Daily Beast — this Abrams person was actually a troll account sent into the world by the Russian propaganda outfit … [Link]

Mashable » Sex ed livestream's 'pleasure professionals' will help you reclaim your sexuality

Friday 3 November 21:50:11 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookImagine a sex ed class that taught you not only basic anatomy and disease prevention, but also encouraged you to reclaim sexual pleasure after a traumatic experience, helped you unlearn the shame associated with growing up in a religious or homophobic household, and non-judgmentally listened to your curiosities.  Now imagine that class taught by a sex ed professional who's bringing such … [Link]

Mashable » John Boyega has heard your Finn theories about 'The Last Jedi' and he has some notes

Friday 3 November 21:47:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou think Game of Thrones has fan theories? That's cute. Nowhere's got fan theories like the galaxy far, far away. (I blame Supreme Leader Snoke, but that's just my theory.)  Many of these theories currently concern the notion that there is more than one Jedi in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson keeps shooting that whole thing down — Luke is … [Link]

Mashable » Here's why daylight saving time is pointless

Friday 3 November 21:40:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s that time of year again: “spring forward, fall back.” Losing an hour of sleep is what most people hate about daylight saving time. But the extra sunlight is often a blessing for those who hate leaving work in the dark. Do you ever wonder why we have daylight saving time, and if it actually helps us conserve energy?  We're here … [Link]

Mashable » Here's the Xbox One stacked against the Xbox One X

Friday 3 November 21:25:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook The Xbox One X was designed with beefy hardware in order to make games look better and load faster than they ever could on the original Xbox One. But exactly how much better and faster? DigitalFoundry put the two systems to the test, running the same games on both systems and showing them off side-by-side. The Xbox One X definitely … [Link]

Slashdot » Broadcom Explores Buying Qualcomm

Friday 3 November 21:20:00 UTC 2017

phalse phace writes: Bloomberg news is reporting that Broadcom may be planning to make an offer to buy Qualcomm. From the report: "Broadcom Ltd. is considering a bid of more than $100 billion for Qualcomm Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be the biggest-ever takeover of a chipmaker. Broadcom is speaking to advisers about the … [Link]

Mashable » The evolution of Chris Hemsworth, comedy star

Friday 3 November 20:58:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere are lots of reasons Thor: Ragnarok works as well as it does: a ridiculously talented director, an deep bench of charismatic supporting stars, an eye-popping array of costumes and sets, a killer synth-heavy score, a franchise-making machine well-honed after nine years and 17 films. The biggest reason, though, may be that Thor: Ragnarok finally figures out what we probably should've … [Link]

Mashable » Dudes are bombarding this gynecologist trying to get medical marijuana

Friday 3 November 20:58:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGetting medical cannabis in some states is harder than others. Apparently it's so difficult in Pennsylvania that dudes are calling up an OB-GYN in an attempt at getting their hands on the stick icky.  After some local press revealed that Dr. Liang Bartkowiak of Altoona, Pennsylvania was licensed to prescribe medical marijuana, her office became inundated with phone calls from potential … [Link]

Mashable » Beyoncé's huge Formation Tour hat is currently up for auction

Friday 3 November 20:51:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWant to own a piece of history that makes you weep with adoration each time you look at it? Well, you're in luck! Beyoncé is auctioning the wide-brimmed black hat she wore on her Formation Tour. To sweeten the deal, Bey has signed the hat and blessed it with a kind message ("All my love")Per Pitchfork, the lucky auction winner will … [Link]

Slashdot » Republican Tax Plan Kills Electric Vehicle Credit

Friday 3 November 20:40:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The nascent market for electric cars will suffer a big setback if the Republican tax plan released on Thursday enters into law. Among the changes to the current tax code would be an end to the Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit. That's the tax incentive that currently means up to $7,500 … [Link]

Mashable » Zeynep Tufekci tried to warn us about Facebook and politics back in 2012

Friday 3 November 20:14:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookZeynep Tufekci tried to tell us.  She tried to tell us in November 2012, just after Barack Obama beat out Mitt Romney for a second term as president of the United States. Obama's win was credited in part to a sophisticated online campaign that used heaps of data on millions of Americans to target digital efforts for maximum impact—something that happened … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Virtual cocktails hijack your senses to turn water into wine

Friday 3 November 20:09:51 UTC 2017

Using a combination of LEDs, electrodes and smelly gas, the Vocktail can simulate a variety of flavours to create digital drinks [Link]

New Scientist – News » Europe and the US were most responsible for deadly heatwave

Friday 3 November 20:09:50 UTC 2017

A lethal heatwave that struck Argentina in 2013 was made more likely by climate change – and greenhouse gases from Europe and the US played the biggest role [Link]

Slashdot » Shoppers More Likely To Return Items Bought Online Than in Store

Friday 3 November 20:03:00 UTC 2017

From a report: Almost a third of all online orders are returned compared to only 9% of purchases made in a brick-and-mortar store, according to Bloomberg. This is largely due to free shipping offered by most companies, which has also caused an increase of online purchases by almost three times those of physical stores. Why it matters: Returns can be … [Link]

Mashable » Buying stuff at Walmart and selling it on Amazon nets this guy millions of dollars

Friday 3 November 19:54:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere may be untapped millions to be made in the clearance racks of your local Walmart. That’s according to a 28-year-old former accountant who told CNBC that he makes six figures raiding the big-box store’s discount aisles and flipping the items on Amazon. Ryan Grant told the site he simply browses the store, smartphone in hand, comparing the price tags to … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Phone sensors can save lives by revealing what floor you are on

Friday 3 November 19:46:00 UTC 2017

Emergency services need to be able to pinpoint a caller’s location in high-rise buildings – your phone’s barometer could automatically tell them where you are [Link]

Mashable » Watch this hilarious student turn a Lil Uzi Vert song into Bio 101 study material

Friday 3 November 19:30:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou just gotta do what you gotta do for extra credit—and if that means you go viral, then so be it.  Morehouse College sophomore Julien Turner learned this when he dropped a hilarious music video on Twitter after his Bio 101 professor told the class to create one for the chance to curve their grades. SEE ALSO: A definitive timeline of … [Link]

Mashable » 'World of Warcraft' is getting a new expansion that's all about Horde vs. Alliance

Friday 3 November 19:23:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAfter traveling to a different planet and defeating one of the biggest threats in the universe, where do you go from there? Back to basics. The next World of Warcraft expansion Battle for Azeroth was revealed at BlizzCon today, sending the 13-year-old game back to its beginnings with a struggle for power and resources between the Horde and the Alliance on … [Link]

Mashable » This hamster wearing an 'It' mask is too cute to be scary

Friday 3 November 19:20:35 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook There's a new Pennywise in town. Not only does little Shibuya the hamster make the cutest clown around, should he emerge from a sewer, it'd probably be pretty easy to win him over. All you'd need are a few baby carrots, much needed head scratches, and a nice fluffy pile of hamster bedding.  If only it had been that easy … [Link]

Slashdot » Tech Companies Have a History of Giving Low-Level Employees High-Level Access

Friday 3 November 19:19:00 UTC 2017

A reader shares a report (condensed for space): In the summer of 2010, Google fired a 27-year-old site reliability engineer named David Barksdale after it discovered that Barksdale had been accessing the Google accounts of four teens he met through a local Seattle tech group. The spying went on for months before it was reported, Gawker's Adrian Chen wrote at … [Link]

Mashable » Blizzard teases vanilla servers with 'World of Warcraft Classic'

Friday 3 November 19:16:30 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook World of Warcraft has changed so much over the past 13 years with six expansions and countless updates and world-changing events, some people just want to go back and play the original (a.k.a. vanilla) version of the game. Blizzard revealed that it's working on creating official vanilla servers called World of Warcraft Classic, which will give players the chance to … [Link]

Mashable » Follow the desperate flight of Rohingya refugees with this moving map

Friday 3 November 19:13:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmid a global refugee crisis that's seen more than 22.5 million people flee countries like Syria and South Sudan because of civil war and famine, southern Bangladesh is poised to build the largest refugee camp in the world. In recent months, more than 582,000 Rohingya refugees — a Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar often described as "the most persecuted minority in … [Link]

Mashable » Chickens, X-Men, a moose head: Yes, these are the contents of Osama bin Laden's devices

Friday 3 November 19:11:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOne very real, contemporary way for people to know who we are long after we're dead? By looking at the inner-contents of our electronics. And while the world knows Osama bin Laden as a ruthless terrorist responsible for legions of senseless deaths, what we didn't know was just how downright pedestrian the data he was surrounded by in private actually was … [Link]

Mashable » Blizzard made a Blizzard-themed theme park for the newest 'Overwatch' map

Friday 3 November 19:03:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOverwatch is celebrating the entirety of Blizzard Entertainment with a new theme park map as well as introducing a brand new hybrid support hero. A new map called Blizzard World and a new hero named Moira were revealed for Overwatch during BlizzCon today, and both look absolutely tantalizing. SEE ALSO: 'Overwatch' players settle absurdly long overtime in the most hilarious way … [Link]

Mashable » New 'Hearthstone' expansion coming soon captures the spirit of classic fantasy

Friday 3 November 18:40:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHearthstone is harkening back to some of fantasy's most classic elements with its latest expansion, even taking its own crack at dungeon-delving with a new single player mode. Hearthstone: Kobolds and Catacombs was revealed at BlizzCon today, and will dive into the subterranean world of the kobolds and the things they find (and run away from) while digging and scavenging underground.  … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Wins Ruling to Block Global Censorship Order

Friday 3 November 18:40:00 UTC 2017

A U.S. judge has partially blocked a recent decision by Canada's Supreme Court that requires Google to delete search results not just in Canada, but in every other country too. From a report: Citing the violation of American laws as well as a threat to speech, U.S. District Judge Edward Davila agreed to grant Google a temporary injunction, which means … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Anorexia films and documentaries must avoid being voyeuristic

Friday 3 November 18:34:00 UTC 2017

At last, Louis Theroux's Talking to Anorexia documentary offered a rare, nuanced take on one of the deadliest mental illnesses, says Lara Williams [Link]

Mashable » 'StarCraft 2' goes free-to-play after 7 years

Friday 3 November 18:33:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookStarCraft 2 is going to be free to play starting this month, Blizzard revealed at BlizzCon today. Specifically, StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty will be going free-to-play on Nov. 14 (Nov. 15 in some areas around the world), which includes the first campaign in StarCraft 2, the multiplayer, and portions of co-op campaigns. The two later expansions — Heart of the … [Link]

Mashable » 'Wonder Woman' takes the title of highest grossing superhero origin story

Friday 3 November 18:27:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMove over, Spider-Man. And Batman and Superman and all superheroes with the operative descriptor of "man" – there's a new sheriff in town and long may she reignWonder Woman is officially the highest grossing superhero origin movie ever made. Patty Jenkins' summer smash hit has now earned a whopping $821,750 worldwide, shooting past the 2002 Spider-Man which earned  $821,709. That said, … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Blood cells in chronic fatigue syndrome are drained of energy

Friday 3 November 18:25:00 UTC 2017

Cells from people with chronic fatigue syndrome fail to meet even modest energy demands, adding to evidence that the disease is physiological, not psychological [Link]

Mashable » 11 legendary ways people have quit their jobs

Friday 3 November 18:22:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEvery day people clock into work and fantasize about about all of the different ways they can quit their jobs.  In reality, most people politely leave after two weeks notice, and leave on good terms. While quitting your job in a more satisfying way is a dream for some, it can definitely come with consequences, and may look bad for future … [Link]

Mashable » Major federal climate report rebuts everything Trump administration has said about climate change

Friday 3 November 18:05:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGlobal warming is real. It's happening because of human activities, and it's on the cusp of pushing the climate toward tipping points or other "unforeseen consequences" that could reshape the planet as we know it, warns a new federal report released on Friday.  The report, part of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, is mandated by Congress, and has undergone extensive peer … [Link]

Slashdot » Microsoft Quietly Announces End of Last Free Windows 10 Upgrade Offer

Friday 3 November 18:03:00 UTC 2017

Ed Bott, writing for ZDNet: If you've been waiting to claim your free Windows 10 upgrade using the "assistive technologies" exception, you need to act soon. In a quiet change to an obscure web page, Microsoft announced this week that those exceptions will end on December 31, 2017. On July 29, 2016, Microsoft officially ended the Get Windows 10 program, … [Link]

Mashable » The new Lego House is inviting one lucky family to stay overnight

Friday 3 November 17:45:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAirbnb is hosting a contest for an overnight stay at the new Lego House in Denmark. The colorful mansion is filled with 25 million Lego bricks and houses a Masterpiece Gallery, Lego history museum, hands-on play zones, restaurant, and more. Read more…More about Travel, Games, Mashable Video, Kids, and Lego [Link]

Mashable » Samsung has so many TVs on sale right now, it's ridiculous

Friday 3 November 17:31:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. From giant 60" screens for your home theater set-up to smaller 40" fit for your bedroom, Samsung's got a sweet selection of screens for you to choose from, and fun accessories to use them with. The best part: a bunch of them are on … [Link]

Mashable » A visual history of the iPhone's camera bump over the years

Friday 3 November 17:29:56 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook b735 64b9%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ life before FaceTime?","image":&~ evolution of the iPhone","sources":[{~ 7,iphone 6s,iphone 7s,iphone 6,iphone 6s plus,iphone 7 plus,real-time,real-time video,real time,iphone 6 plus,real-time-video,iphone 8,real time video,iphone x,iphone 5s,iphone 5c,iphone 5c ad,iphone 5c colors,iphone 5,iphone 4s,iphone 4,iphone 4 cases,iphone 4 antenna issues,iphone 8 plus,all iphones","sec0":null~ 7,iphone 6s,iphone 7s,iphone 6,iphone 6s plus,iphone 7 plus,real-time,real-time video,real time,iphone 6 plus,real-time-video,iphone 8,real time video,iphone x,iphone 5s,iphone … [Link]

Slashdot » Australia Cockatoos Chew Billion-Dollar Broadband

Friday 3 November 17:23:00 UTC 2017

Australia's multimillion dollar broadband network is under attack — from cockatoos. From a report: The National Broadband Network (NBN) company said it has spent tens of thousands of dollars so far fixing cables chewed by the birds. Australian broadband is already criticised for being slow. According to a recent report it ranks 50th in the world for internet speed. NBN … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » W3C Designates WebRTC 1.0 Feature Complete

Friday 3 November 17:17:06 UTC 2017

W3C has announced that WebRTC 1.0 is now feature complete. Despite WebRTC's growing popularity, the realtime communications API was until now a W3C Candidate Recommendation. With the new designation, W3C is calling for broad implementation and testing. [Link]

Mashable » How to tactfully tell your boss you're quitting (to start your own business)

Friday 3 November 17:14:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSome tech jobs (and bosses) are easy to leave, but in some circumstances breaking away can be more difficult. Sometimes, it's not dissatisfaction with the employer that drives an employee away; it's having sights set on something bigger—like starting a business.  How do you break the news to a boss (whom you respect and have learned a great deal from) that you're … [Link]

Mashable » Control your appliances from anywhere with WeMo

Friday 3 November 17:03:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Have you ever left the iron on, only to remember hours later while you're sitting at your desk at work? Yeah, us too. Upgrade your house to a smart house with WeMo, which lets you control your plugs via smartphone from anywhere in the … [Link]

Slashdot » CNN Plans To Offer Subscriptions for Digital News Next Year

Friday 3 November 17:02:00 UTC 2017

Benjamin Mullin, writing for WSJ: After investing in digital verticals focused on business and politics and acquiring an online-video startup, CNN is gearing up for another big step: It plans to launch tiered subscription offerings for its digital news business (Editor's note: the link could be paywalled; alternative source) as early as the second quarter of next year. A proposed … [Link]

Mashable » Jump start your car without asking anyone for help

Friday 3 November 16:52:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If your car battery dies, it can be a hassle to ask someone else to pop open their car hood and jump start your car for you. This portable pack wants to take out the middleman so you can jump the car all be … [Link]

Slashdot » Xbox One X is the Perfect Representation of the Tech Industry's Existential Crisis

Friday 3 November 16:40:00 UTC 2017

A reader shares commentary on the newly launched Xbox One X gaming console: Fundamentally, Xbox One X is the same machine that Microsoft released in 2013. It plays the same games, runs the same apps, depends on the same operating system. You can still plug your cable box into it and watch OneGuide magically sync with your local TV listings. … [Link]

Mashable » Idiots are already dropping their $1,000 iPhone Xs… just for clicks

Friday 3 November 16:39:32 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook c0eb 8088%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ a X/X","image":"h~ hands-on review of the iPhone X","sources":[{&quot~ phone,iphone 7,iphone 6s,real,iphone se,iphone 7s,iphone 6,iphone cases,iphone 7 plus,real-time,iphones,iphone case,real-time video,real time,real-time-video,iphone 8,real time video,iphone x,iphone 5s,iphone 5,iphone 4s,iphone 8 plus,iphonex,iphone10","s~ phone,iphone 7,iphone 6s,real,iphone se,iphone 7s,iphone 6,iphone cases,iphone 7 plus,real-time,iphones,iphone case,real-time video,real time,real-time-video,iphone 8,real time video,iphone x,iphone 5s,iphone 5,iphone 4s,iphone 8 plus,iphonex,iphone10","v~ More about Apple, Iphone, Smartphones, Durability, and … [Link]

Mashable » Finally, Twitter shares actual examples of violent and sexual content *not* allowed

Friday 3 November 16:33:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookListen up, tweeps and President Trump—Twitter has some new tips on what not to post.  On Friday, Twitter added specific examples of “graphic violence” and “adult content” that would not be allowed on the site.  SEE ALSO: American hero deactivates Trump's Twitter account on their last day Twitter’s policy against violent and sexual content is not brand new, but the company's … [Link]

Mashable » Raccoon ate too much and got stuck in a sewer grate, something that has happened to the best of us

Friday 3 November 16:32:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSome days are good: you feel powerful, happy — like there's nothing on this planet that you can't do. Other days, you're bloated, you're mad, and you get stuck in a sewer grate. Such is life. SEE ALSO: Crap, I forgot to get furious about the Starbucks holiday cup this year Police officers in Zion, Illinois responded to a call about … [Link]

Mashable » Get cozy and make tea using this electric kettle that's on sale

Friday 3 November 16:18:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. With winter just around the corner, hot drinks are gonna be a hot commodity. This electric tea kettle can help you make those drinks the perfect temperature, and it's 49% off right now. This tea kettle allows you to control the temperature at the … [Link]

Mashable » Who are the new Thor and Loki in 'Thor: Ragnarok'?

Friday 3 November 16:01:02 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Thor: Ragnarok spoilers follow. You've been warned! Thor: Ragnarok doesn't just bring back Thor, Loki, and Odin – it also brings in brand-new versions of them, in the form of actors playing the trio in a stage show. And you'll probably notice that they look familiar, even if you're not exactly a connoisseur of Asgardian theater.  SEE ALSO: Matt Damon … [Link]

Slashdot » BMW Recalling One Million Vehicles in North America

Friday 3 November 16:00:00 UTC 2017

Several readers share a report: BMW said Friday it is recalling about 1 million vehicles in North America for two separate issues involving fire risks and said it may expand the recalls to other countries. One recall covers 670,000 2006-2011 U.S. 3-series vehicles to address a wiring issue for heating and air conditioning system may overheat and could increase the … [Link]

Mashable » Bees invade a motorbike and it's truly unbeelievable. (Sorry.)

Friday 3 November 15:52:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThese bees just found a sweet ride and it's driving straight into our nightmares.  Castlereagh Street in Sydney, Australia was swarmed with bees after the queen bee decided to create her own beehive on a red motorbike. A cloud of bees invaded the streets and looked like a scene out of the 1978 horror flick The Swarm.  Soooo when's the next … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Massachusetts may end daylight saving time – let’s all join them

Friday 3 November 15:47:00 UTC 2017

Massachusetts has a plan to stay on summer hours year-round and extend daylight in the winter. Is this the beginning of the end for Daylight Saving Time? [Link]

Mashable » Chevy beats Tesla for October's highest-selling electric car

Friday 3 November 15:42:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTesla sells more electric vehicles than any other car manufacturer in the U.S., but the Chevy Bolt is snapping at its heels.  The Bolt dominated electric vehicle sales in October, selling over twice as many cars as the Tesla Model S, according to Inside EVs. The numbers show 2,781 Bolts sold, followed by the Toyota Prius Prime with 1,626 cars sold. … [Link]

Mashable » Here's the most popular emoji, according to Apple (it's totally 2017)

Friday 3 November 15:39:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWell this makes perfect sense.  According to Apple, the most popular emoji for U.S. English speakers is … 😂 ! The emoji is officially called "Face With Tears of Joy," although it's also known as the "laugh/cry" emoji, which is clearly the appropriate response to 2017. SEE ALSO: Why Is Everyone So Obsessed With Emoji? The next two most popular emoji … [Link]

Slashdot » Some Google Pixel 2 XL Units Shipped Without an Operating System

Friday 3 November 15:20:00 UTC 2017

Corbin Davenport, writing for AndroidPolice: Some Pixel 2 XL units are being shipped without Android properly installed. Obviously, the phone can't boot without the OS. It may be possible to flash a factory image, since fastboot is supposed to allow signed images to be flashed with the bootloader still locked, but the affected phones could have other problems that prevent … [Link]

Mashable » Doctor dressed like The Joker delivers a baby and nightmares

Friday 3 November 15:17:32 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOn a dark night — err, knight? — a baby entered the world into the hands of the Joker.  Dr. Paul Locus, an OB at the Henry County Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, didn't let work impede his Halloween fun. Locus had dressed like the Heath Ledger version of The Joker, and opted to stay in character to deliver Justin and … [Link]

Mashable » Who Is Valkyrie, the Best New 'Thor' Character?

Friday 3 November 15:16:03 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Thor, Thor Ragnarok, Mashable Reels, Valkyrie, and Entertainment [Link]

Mashable » Your next fitness coach could live inside your ear

Friday 3 November 15:05:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMeet Vi—a pair of smart earbuds that you can plug into your ears and wear around your neck. The device can sense your body's patterns to maximize your workout routine and give you tips. It senses your heart rate and helps with your progress. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Exercise, Gym, Workout, and Real Time [Link]

Mashable » Sony's robot dog is back and better than ever

Friday 3 November 15:04:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSony is releasing a new and improved version of its Aibo robot dog 11 years after its launch. This time, Aibo has some new features, including an app that lets you download tricks and games. But this plastic companion doesn't come cheap—it costs a whopping $1,700. If you want one, you'll also need a ticket to Japan, the only country where … [Link]

Mashable » How to Make Your Own PopSocket

Friday 3 November 15:04:46 UTC 2017

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

Mashable » Here's why some apps will look bad on the iPhone X

Friday 3 November 15:01:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe iPhone X has the best display of any iPhone ever, but if you're among the throngs of people lining up to buy one this week, don't expect all your apps to look perfect right away. That's because the changes Apple introduced with the iPhone X were so dramatic, developers have had to scramble to update their apps to optimize them … [Link]

Mashable » 'Portal' gets a fancy vinyl print after 10 years

Friday 3 November 15:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Portal soundtrack is one of the best pieces of video game music in recent years and it's finally getting the vinyl treatment. Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the release of Portal as a part of Valve's Orange Box game compilation, Valve teamed up with online geek culture store and art gallery Mondo to release two vinyl versions of the Portal … [Link]

Mashable » Mila Kunis brilliantly trolls Mike Pence every month

Friday 3 November 14:46:33 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Mila Kunis is trolling Mike Pence with a simple, peaceful protest. On Thursday, Kunis appeared on Conan and talked about her strong disagreement with Vice President Mike Pence's platform on women's rights, admitting she makes monthly donations in his name to Planned Parenthood.   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯&#1~ Read more… More about Politics, Celebrity, Talk Show, Protest, and Conan O Brien [Link]

New Scientist – News » Massachusetts may end daylight saving time – let’s all join them

Friday 3 November 14:43:31 UTC 2017

Massachusetts has a plan to stay on summer hours year-round and extend daylight in the winter. Is this the beginning of the end for Daylight Saving Time? [Link]

New Scientist – News » Visual trick fools AI into thinking a turtle is really a rifle

Friday 3 November 14:43:30 UTC 2017

Changing the pattern on an object can fool an image recognition system into thinking it is looking at something else entirely – raising big concerns about face ID and driverless cars. [Link]

New Scientist – News » Australia to cut cervical cancer risk with less regular tests

Friday 3 November 14:43:16 UTC 2017

From 1 December, instead of the 2-yearly Pap smear – also known as a Pap test or smear test – Australian women will have a 5-yearly human papillomavirus (HPV) test instead [Link]

Slashdot » Ask Slashdot: Why Do We Still Commute?

Friday 3 November 14:40:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader writes: Over the last year, many companies have ended their liberal work-from-home policies. Firms like IBM, Honeywell, and Aetna joined a long list of others that have deemed it more profitable to force employees to commute to the city and work in a central office than give them the flexibility to work where they want. It wasn't … [Link]

Mashable » Secret void in the largest pyramid in Giza has been revealed, thanks to some space-age technology

Friday 3 November 14:33:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA void concealed 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. Read more…More about Space, Mashable Video, Egypt, Imaging, and Discovery [Link]

Mashable » If you've always wanted to learn Photoshop, here's your chance

Friday 3 November 14:24:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Photoshop experience is a skill that seems to necessary more than ever — even for jobs that seemingly have nothing to do with graphic design or photography. In the past, the program has seemed way too overwhelming for many to attempt learning on their … [Link]

Mashable » How OnePlus became a force to be reckoned with in the mobile world

Friday 3 November 14:14:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBetween sky-high price tags and explosive PR issues, it's no surprise that some of the — ahem — other devices that have reigned supreme in the smartphone world for the past decade are now facing stiff competition. In 2013, OnePlus became the David-versus-Goliath contender du jour of the smartphone industry. With its debut device — a beautifully designed product at an … [Link]

Mashable » Hilarious 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' song will make you want to concoct your own revenge scheme

Friday 3 November 14:13:35 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook 93c7 31d0%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ fans, we see you. ","image":"http~ 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' song will make you want to concoct your own revenge scheme","sources":[{~ ex-girlfriend","sec0&quot~ ex-girlfriend","videoSeri~ More about Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows [Link]

Mashable » Periodic table coasters are the coasters you'll remember to use

Friday 3 November 14:09:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Coasters: those things that have been sitting on the table for years that we somehow always forget to use. This glowing radioactive elements coaster set is as fun as it is functional, and is your answer to never forgetting to use a coaster again. … [Link]

Slashdot » Twitter Employee Blamed For Deleting President Donald Trump's Account

Friday 3 November 14:00:00 UTC 2017

A reader shares an NPR report: With the push of a button, an employee at Twitter accomplished for a brief few minutes on Thursday what President Trump's closest advisors have reportedly been trying unsuccessfully to do for months: shut down the seemingly never-ending tweet stream at @realDonaldTrump. Perhaps it was an act of civil disobedience, or maybe just a "take … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook just launched a new feature that lets you create polls for your friends

Friday 3 November 14:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust weeks after acquiring tbh, a teen-centric 'polling' app, and adding polls to Instagram, Facebook is now borrowing the feature for its own app. The social network added a new feature that allows you to create two-question polls your friends and followers can vote on in News Feed. SEE ALSO: Facebook just acquired tbh and its 5 million teen users Rolling … [Link]

Mashable » This Asian fruit is the smelliest thing you're ever going to encounter

Friday 3 November 14:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook If 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. But the truth is, there’s no fruit more fascinating or polarizing than the durian. For more Sharp Science, check out its … [Link]

Mashable » Take a sneak peek into the exciting future of sneaker tech

Friday 3 November 13:53:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPaid Content by adidasInhaling a whiff of that new shoe smell is practically a transcendent experience for fervent sneakerheadsFor athletes, trying on a new pair of kicks taps into another invigorating feeling: Triumph on the track or field. After all, the right gear — and shoes in particular — can be a determining factor when it comes to crossing the finish … [Link]

Mashable » This inflatable helmet is perfect for bicyclists

Friday 3 November 13:47:11 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis collar is a completely new twist on bike safety, providing an inflatable helmet that only expands in the event of an accident. Read more…More about Video, Mashable Video, Real Time, Real Time Video, and Real Time [Link]

Mashable » The octopuses are invading! Well, kinda…

Friday 3 November 13:45:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThese Curled octopuses were seen doing something pretty rare. They were spotted wondering onto shore in Wales and mysteriously dying. Pretty spooky.  This type of behavior is pretty strange. Some believe that this is related to the unusual storm activity.  Read more…More about Climate, Science, Animals, Mashable Video, and Nature [Link]

Mashable » CNN is launching a subscription tier, the era of free stuff on the internet is officially over

Friday 3 November 13:38:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCNN is getting into the subscription game.  The news network will launch a paid tier in 2018, marking a significant step for the company's online efforts. All of CNN's online content has, up to this point, been offered for free alongside ads.  CNN joins a growing group of media outlets that have embraced subscriptions in recent years, moving away from the … [Link]

Mashable » The kids of 'Stranger Things' really, really love 'High School Musical'

Friday 3 November 13:30:39 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Though they were just toddlers when High School Musical premiered, the kids of Stranger Things share an inexplicable love for the corny 2006 Disney Channel movie.  As they told Jimmy Fallon on Thursday's Tonight Show, they love the movie so much that they watched it together on Halloween night. And yes, they know all the lyrics. Read more… More about … [Link]

Mashable » I'm polyamorous, and Facebook doesn't think my sexuality exists

Friday 3 November 13:30:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHey, Internet. I'm polyamorous. Yes, polyamory is a real sexuality. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't just refer to college freshmen who want to have sex with everything in sight (although, more power to those people). I am attracted to, date, and love multiple people at the same time. SEE ALSO: If You Met Your Soul Mate Through Online Dating, Thank … [Link]

Mashable » After Gothamist archives disappear, heroic coders build tool to recover articles

Friday 3 November 13:28:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen every one of the articles that had ever been published by Gothamist, DNAinfo, and their many sister sites disappeared on Friday night, many people expected the worst.  Thousands of articles from writers were suddenly gone. Those journalists, laid off as part of the sudden closing of the publications, also didn't have the clips integral to getting a new job.  That … [Link]

Mashable » Screw it, I’m pronouncing it 'iPhone eX'

Friday 3 November 13:18:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhat’s in a name? Do the letters and sounds we assign to a thing reveal some deep truth about it, or perhaps exist as a comment on the society that named it? And who, once a new creation, phenomenon, or idea is introduced into our world, has the right to bestow upon it the taxonomic binding that will forever hold it … [Link]

Slashdot » Malware Developer Who Used Spam Botnet To Pay For College Gets No Prison Time

Friday 3 November 13:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader writes: The operator of a 77,000-strong spam botnet was sentenced to two years probation and no prison time after admitting his crime and completely reforming his life. The former botnet operator is now working for a cybersecurity company, and admitted his actions as soon as the FBI knocked on his door back in 2013. The botnet operator, … [Link]

Mashable » Jennifer Lawrence asks Kim Kardashian about farting and virginity

Friday 3 November 12:55:16 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Jennifer Lawrence's latest career update: dogged celebrity gossip reporter. The actress took over hosting duties on Thursday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live where she interviewed her reality TV hero, Kim Kardashian West. (Lawrence is famously obsessed with the Kardashian family.) And like a good gossip reporter should, Lawrence pushed the boundaries of what is acceptable to ask a celebrity about their … [Link]

Mashable » Lana Del Rey is retiring a song with a Weinstein-type reference

Friday 3 November 12:10:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLana Del Rey has said she's retiring a 2012 song that has an indirect reference to Harvey Weinstein, following the sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape accusations surrounding the Hollywood movie mogul.   SEE ALSO: Quentin Tarantino says he knew about Harvey Weinstein's abuses Del Rey told MTV the song "Cola," from the Paradise EP will no longer be part of … [Link]

Mashable » Suspected burglar found stuck in a chicken shop vent

Friday 3 November 11:49:48 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookImagine To Catch a Thief, but instead of Cary Grant it's a guy stuck in a vent for hours and hours. SEE ALSO: Police accidentally retweeted an illegal live stream featuring porn On Thursday West Midlands Police arrested a suspect in Birmingham, UK, in a rather odd position. Here's what we found when we were called to a burglary in progress … [Link]

Mashable » Donald Trump reacts to his Twitter account being taken down for 11 minutes

Friday 3 November 11:17:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEverything happens on Twitter these days.  SEE ALSO: American hero deactivates Trump's Twitter account on their last day Donald J. Trump responds, Trump-style, on Twitter after a Twitter employee (who was on his last day at the company) deactivated his Twitter account. "My Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee. I guess the word must finally … [Link]

Mashable » Millie Bobby Brown and the Kardashians are each others' biggest fans

Friday 3 November 11:14:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhat is this, a crossover episode? SEE ALSO: The 'Stranger Things' cast has some strong feelings about the Season 2 ending On Tuesday night Millie Bobby Brown (a.k.a. Eleven from Stranger Things) went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and revealed that she loves Keeping Up with the Kardashians.  It was only a matter of time before the Kardashian clan … [Link]

Mashable » On the inside, iPhone X is totally different from all other iPhones

Friday 3 November 10:40:32 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWith the iPhone X, Apple is charting new territory, and we're not only talking about the phone's looks and lack of buttons.  When you open it up, as the folks from iFixit have (already!) done, the iPhone X is very, very different from any previous iPhone.  SEE ALSO: A hands-on review of the iPhone X Being a much smaller device than … [Link]

Mashable » The kids from 'Stranger Things' had to pull off some really weird dance moves on Fallon

Friday 3 November 10:29:27 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Watch out in the club for the all new dance move "toastin' waffles." SEE ALSO: The 'Stranger Things' cast has some strong feelings about the Season 2 ending Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp, a.k.a. Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Will from Stranger Things were on The Tonight Show on Thursday night and they cut some weird shapes. … [Link]

Slashdot » Five New Asteroids Surprise Astronomers In Hubble Images

Friday 3 November 10:00:00 UTC 2017

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Five previously unknown asteroids in our solar system have photobombed new Hubble Space Telescope images. Astronomers spotted the space rocks — plus another two that had been previously catalogued in images collected as part of the Frontier Fields project, which observed six clusters of galaxies billions of light-years away. When multiple exposures obtained … [Link]

Mashable » You can take an online course on how to host your own online course

Friday 3 November 10:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Did you know you can make money by teaching online courses? There's literally a Coursera class on just about every topic these days, whether it's Cryptography taught by a Stanford professor or Academic Listening and Note-Taking at UC Irvine. It's great that so many people … [Link]

Mashable » Here's how to assemble and fly your own drone for less than $40

Friday 3 November 10:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s actually time to get your eyes checked because that is the Force Flyers DIY Building Block Fly ‘n Drive Drone.  You can never be too old to take a drone to the sky — it inspires a … [Link]

Mashable » Learn data science and make an impact in your workplace

Friday 3 November 10:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The world is increasingly driven by data, from Sabermetrics in baseball to analytics in the business world. It can pay off to have a firm grasp on data tools. Whether you're looking to get a promotion at your current job or transition into a … [Link]

Mashable » WhatsApp is down and people are panicking

Friday 3 November 9:57:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOK guys, time to freak out.  SEE ALSO: WhatsApp's new 'unsend' feature could very well save you from yourself Whatsapp is down — again — and people are taking to Twitter and Facebook to express frustration, anger, disappointment, despair.  The messaging app, owned by Facebook, is used by some 1.2 billion people around the world.  According to Down Detector, the outage … [Link]

Mashable » The 7th annual 'I told my kids I ate all their candy' is here and it's still brilliantly evil

Friday 3 November 9:56:29 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Mmmm delicious tears. SEE ALSO: Channing Tatum tells his daughter he's eaten her Halloween candy, gets adorable response For the seventh year running parents sent footage of themselves telling their children they ate all their hard-earned trick-or-treat candy. The results this year were a mix: there was plenty of crying, a few kids forgave their parents suspiciously quickly, and one … [Link]

Mashable » Jennifer Lawrence asks people if they know Jennifer Lawrence

Friday 3 November 9:33:19 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Ever wanted to meet a celebrity in a weird anxiety dream scenario? SEE ALSO: Kristen Bell and Dave Grohl mashed up Metallica and 'Frozen' and it kind of worked Jennifer Lawrence was the guest host on Friday's Jimmy Kimmel Live and she decided to play a game with the unwitting public. She popped out onto the streets of LA and … [Link]

Mashable » Thieves stole more than 300 iPhone X devices from a UPS truck

Friday 3 November 7:28:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEven your iPhones are not safe. More than 300 iPhones have been stolen from a UPS track in San Francisco, with the thieves making away with some $300,000 worth of products. SEE ALSO: A hands-on review of the iPhone X The thieves staked out the truck and grabbed a shipment, before it managed to deliver to an Apple store at the … [Link]

Mashable » People stood outside the Apple store to resell their brand new iPhone X within minutes

Friday 3 November 7:20:57 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust minutes after they got their hands on their new iPhone X devices, resellers were taking to the streets to sell them to the highest bidder. People began queueing at the Apple store in Singapore from as early as Thursday, with hundreds camping out overnight.  SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone X: Tracking the launch around the world Plenty of resellers were among … [Link]

Mashable » Website uses neural networks to enlarge small images, and the results are pretty magical

Friday 3 November 7:10:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou know how in CSI, the cops always try to "enhance" a shot to zoom in and read (non-existent) details in photos? It's amusing to the rest of us, but perhaps one day won't be all that impossible, with artificial intelligence. Researchers have been adopting neural networks and machine learning technologies to help computers fill in missing detail in photos. Some … [Link]

Mashable » Xbox One X is the perfect representation of the tech industry's existential crisis

Friday 3 November 7:01:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor the past week I've been staring at an Xbox One X and questioning existence. OK fine, not just staring. I've spent a lot of time playing around with it, too. It makes things like Gears of War 4 and a 4K Blu-ray of Planet Earth II look great on my 4K UHD screen. Fundamentally, Xbox One X is the same … [Link]

Slashdot » Eric Schmidt and Bob Work: Our AI 'Sputnik Moment' Is Now

Friday 3 November 7:00:00 UTC 2017

schwit1 shares a report from Breaking Defense: China's just announced an AI strategy designed to assure it will be dominant in the host of technologies by 2030. "If you believe this is important, as I believe, then we need to get our act together as a country," [Alphabet Exec Chairman Eric] Schmidt said this morning. In a Q and A … [Link]

Mashable » People freaked out as Trump's Twitter follower count dropped to only 4,000

Friday 3 November 5:21:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHours after it was restored, U.S. president Donald Trump's Twitter account still struggled with technical issues, as its follower count dropped drastically to 4,000. The account was shortly restored to its previous 41 million followers, but panic had already ensued. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump's Twitter went down for several minutes Trump's account had been taken down for 11 minutes on Thursday, … [Link]

Mashable » Tourism isn't thinking much about climate change and that's a problem

Friday 3 November 4:52:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTourism is contributing to climate change, and it appears there's not much being done by the industry to address it. Only 21 percent of tourism policies in Australia referenced climate change, according to a paper published in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. SEE ALSO: These edible wrappers could help keep plastic out of the ocean "What we found is that they're … [Link]

Mashable » Taylor Swift gets romantic on new song 'Call It What You Want To'

Friday 3 November 4:01:56 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Just a handful of sleeps before Taylor Swift's Reputation drops on Nov. 10, and another (another!) song has landed. The pop mogul released fourth tune "Call it What You Want" on Friday, the latest from Swift's upcoming sixth studio album. It's been a full-on four months for fans. Swift dropped the video for her second single, "…Ready For It," on … [Link]

Slashdot » Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming and Humans Are the Cause

Friday 3 November 3:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: It is "extremely likely" that human activities are the "dominant cause" of global warming, according to the the most comprehensive study ever of climate science by U.S. government researchers. The climate report, obtained by NPR, notes that the past 115 years are "the warmest in the history of modern civilization." The global … [Link]

Mashable » Inside Xbox's sleepover pop-up, where gamers can play all night long

Friday 3 November 3:03:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou’ve probably spent your weekends hogging the game console at the local mall while growing up, much to the chagrin of your parents. Xbox, who isn't your mother, doesn't care. It wants you to play all day long, and all night for a lucky few, in its Stay N' Play pop-up in Sydney, Australia.  SEE ALSO: Xbox One X preview: is … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook admits to nearly as many fake or clone accounts as the U.S. population

Friday 3 November 2:50:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmid the distraction of Facebook's blockbuster earnings this week, the company quietly admitted to hosting more phony accounts than previously revealed.   The social network upped its estimate of the portion of fake accounts from 2 to 3 percent and the number of duplicates from 6 to 10 percent, Business Insider first reported. SEE ALSO: Facebook seems to think it can … [Link]

Mashable » American hero deactivates Trump's Twitter account on their last day

Friday 3 November 2:30:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSome heroes wear capes.  Some heroes work in Twitter customer support.  SEE ALSO: 'Time' found the perfect visual representation for Trump's destruction Donald Trump's Twitter account went down for 11 glorious minutes on Thursday, and the internet went absolutely crazy.  It turns out this wasn't some accident. Some brave employee deactivated the account on their last day.  Through our investigation we … [Link]

The Joy of Tech » JoT #2465: A new expression!

Friday 3 November 1:53:53 UTC 2017

JoT thumbYou got the look? [Link]

Mashable » When you're up in the club outside the club

Friday 3 November 1:34:13 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Bottle service. High-production lighting. Walls. Who needs all that rubbish, when you can rave outside for free? Two glass-half-fullers found themselves at the back door of nightclub Perdu in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The lads spun life's lemons into some kind of rocket-fuelled lemonade, starting their own dance party outside the club. Others inevitably joined. It was on. And the … [Link]

Slashdot » Hilton Paid a $700K Fine For 2015 Breach; Under GDPR, It Would Be $420 Million

Friday 3 November 1:25:00 UTC 2017

chicksdaddy writes from a report via Digital Guardian: If you want to understand the ground shaking change that the EU's General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) will have when it comes into force in May of 2018, look no further than hotel giant Hilton Domestic Operating Company, Inc., formerly known as Hilton Worldwide, Inc (a.k.a. "Hilton."). On Tuesday, the New York … [Link]

Mashable » 'House of Cards' crew members claim widespread harassment from Kevin Spacey on set

Friday 3 November 1:17:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNew sexual harassment allegations against Kevin Spacey have surfaced in a CNN report, with several House of Cards crew members claiming to have witnessed or been victims of the actor's harassment on set of the Netflix series over the past few years. Accusers who spoke to CNN under condition of anonymity included a former production assistant, a former camera assistant, a … [Link]

Mashable » 'Thor: Ragnarok' has two post-credits scenes. Here's what they mean.

Friday 3 November 1:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Spoiler alert: This post contains major spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok.  No Marvel Cinematic Universe movie ever just ends when it ends. All of them reward audiences who sit through the credits, using the time to cram in another beat or two (or five). In the case of Thor: Ragnarok, there are two end-credits scenes – one that teases a future … [Link]

Mashable » 2 senators just trolled Facebook

Friday 3 November 0:51:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRussia’s not the only country who knows how to troll.  Two Democratic senators created a Facebook page for a fake political group, just to prove that they could. Ads for the page — created by Mark Warner of Virginia and Minnesota's Amy Klobuchar — were able to reach 1,407 Washington D.C.-based journalists, and 1,369 other Capitol Hill staffers. They only paid … [Link]

Slashdot » Apple Crushes Expectations, Sees Record Holiday Quarter

Friday 3 November 0:45:00 UTC 2017

Apple on Thursday reported sales and earnings well ahead of projections, and said holiday sales should be a record and ahead of many analysts' expectations. The company sold 46.6 million iPhones last quarter, which came in about 500,000 units ahead of expectations. Axios reports: Going into the earnings report, there were concerns about both iPhone 8 demand and iPhone X … [Link]

Mashable » Putin's Instagram influencer circle includes famous hockey star

Friday 3 November 0:42:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYa know, the Russian government's pulled a lot of shit on the United States lately, but I did not expect them to reveal that Russian President Vladimir Putin orchestrated the drafting of Russian star Alexander Ovechkin to the Washington Capitals back in 2004 all so Putin could tap the hockey man to lead a pro-Putin propaganda effort from inside the U.S. … [Link]

Mashable » This refurbished VW Bus is the DeLorean time machine of vans

Friday 3 November 0:11:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe DeLorean time machine, while iconic, also seems impractically small for everyday use. That's where this refurbished Volkswagen Bus comes in. First spotted by Road Show, this 1967 VW Bus up for sale at Velocity Motorcars in Nashville, Tennessee is, in essence, the minivan of time machines.  SEE ALSO: All the '80s references you might've missed in 'Stranger Things 2' Complete … [Link]

Slashdot » Another Million Subscribers Cut the Pay TV Cord Last Quarter

Friday 3 November 0:05:00 UTC 2017

A report from FierceCable says that a million more U.S. pay TV subscribers cut the TV cord last quarter. "Only five of the seven biggest pay TV providers have released their third quarter subscriber data, but collectively these companies saw a net loss of 632,000 pay TV subscribers during the period (385,000 for AT&T and DirecTV, 125,000 for Comcast, 104,000 … [Link]

Mashable » Move over ugly Christmas sweaters, ugly men's Christmas rompers are here

Friday 3 November 0:04:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBig Sweater no longer holds the monopoly on ugly Christmas attire. Online retailer Get on Fleek has released a new line of ugly Christmas and Hanukkah-themed rompers for men, and honestly, they look pretty snazzy.  SEE ALSO: If you ever wanted a dad bod, there's a fanny pack for you Image: get on fleek Image: get on fleek Sure, the ugly … [Link]


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