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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 » Farewell to Paddles, New Zealand's beloved first cat

Tuesday 7 November 23:44:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNew Zealand's first cat and internet sensation, Paddles, has sadly died. The ginger and white cat belonging to the country's new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, was struck down by a car on Tuesday, according to the New Zealand Herald.  SEE ALSO: Meet Paddles, the cat of New Zealand's new prime minister with its own Twitter account A neighbour found it hoping … [Link]

Mashable » Snap lost $40 million on Spectacles

Tuesday 7 November 23:31:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt turns out Snap's Spectacles weren't quite as exclusive as the company's marketing would have you believe. The company said in its earning report on Tuesday that it lost nearly $40 million on unsold devices, The Verge first reported. That comes out to around 300,000 pairs of the camera glasses. SEE ALSO: Hundreds of thousands of unsold Snap Spectacles are wasting … [Link]

Slashdot » New Technology Should Be Neither Feared Nor Trusted

Tuesday 7 November 23:20:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: How should we think about new and future technologies? The two main stances seem to be extreme optimism and extreme pessimism. A better approach would be careful planning and management. Optimists tend to overlook the fact that the technological successes of the past required a lot of social engineering before their benefits … [Link]

Mashable » New Apple patent reveals the tech giant is exploring 3D hand-tracking

Tuesday 7 November 23:18:11 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA newly released patent shows Apple is exploring an iPhone feature that can identify hand movements and gestures. The feature is called 3D hand-tracking and is one of 36 Apple patents just released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, as reported by Patently Apple. Most of the patents are related to mundane things like battery power and wireless hardware, but … [Link]

Mashable » Russian trolls pushed the California and Texas secession movements

Tuesday 7 November 23:04:11 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTexans and Californians who supported their state's secession in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election may have been duped by the Russian government.  The Internet Research Agency has recently been linked to secession efforts in Texas and — as the BBC reported late last week — California. SEE ALSO: Russian Facebook trolls pushed for race-based violence Perhaps you remember #Calexit.  … [Link]

Mashable » The iPhone X has the best smartphone display ever, says DisplayMate

Tuesday 7 November 22:49:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you've seen it, you know it: The iPhone X has an absolutely stunning OLED display.  But now display calibration experts at DisplayMate have put the iPhone X's screen under the scrutiny of their extensive tests, and they agree: Not only does the iPhone X top any other smartphone display out there, it's the best smartphone display ever made.  SEE ALSO: … [Link]

Slashdot » Twitter Officially Expands Its Character Count To 280 Starting Today

Tuesday 7 November 22:40:00 UTC 2017

Twitter is rolling out an update around the world to allow users to post 280-character tweets. The company first announced the controversial plan to move beyond its traditional 140 characters back in September, noting at the time how a longer character count allowed users to express more of their thoughts without running out of room to tweet. TechCrunch reports: At … [Link]

Mashable » Navya's fully self-driving taxi looks straight out of Robocop

Tuesday 7 November 22:26:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNavya, the French company behind the all-electric, self-driving ARMA shuttle buses on the streets in Las Vegas, Michigan, and Singapore, has a brand-new ride for cities looking to create fleets of driverless taxicabs. The company just unveiled its latest electric autonomous vehicle, the Autonum Cab, at a private company event in Paris. Navya's calling the car the "world's first taxi robot," … [Link]

Mashable » Liberal goats are destroying America

Tuesday 7 November 22:24:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen goats aren't doing yoga and posing for Instagram, they're trying to influence OUR elections.  On Tuesday, these elitist barnyard animals were spotted at a polling station at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Goat the VOTE! Petting zoo at the polls at @virginia_tech #GameOnVA pic.twitter.com/nP6FOcRutG — NextGen America (@NextGenAmerica) November 7, 2017 Virginia is looking to replace Gov. Terry McAuliffe with … [Link]

Mashable » All-Star pitcher Roy Halladay killed in plane crash

Tuesday 7 November 22:16:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBaseball great Roy Halladay died in a plane crash near the coast of Florida Tuesday, police confirmed. The talented pitcher, born Harry Leroy Halladay, was piloting the plane over the Gulf of Mexico when it crashed, according to ESPN. We are saddened by the tragic news that Roy Halladay, 2-time Cy Young Award winner & 8-time All-Star, has died in a … [Link]

Slashdot » The US Is Now the Only Country In the World To Reject the Paris Climate Deal

Tuesday 7 November 22:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Today, Syria announced that it would sign the Paris climate agreement — a landmark deal that commits almost 200 countries to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to fight global warming. With Nicaragua also joining the deal last month, the United States is now the only country in the world that opposes it. … [Link]

Mashable » Someone posted the longest tweet ever with more than 30,000 characters

Tuesday 7 November 22:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust when Twitter expanding to 280 characters from its longtime 140-character limit seemed like an earth-shattering decision, a couple hackers blew the limit out of the water. Over the weekend, a German-based account @Timrasett, along with the account @HackneyYT who was tagged on the tweet, hacked the not-so micro-blogging platform to post a tweet with a whopping 30,396-characters.  SEE ALSO: Twitter … [Link]

Mashable » What does your iPhone color say about you?

Tuesday 7 November 21:58:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGillian Rose is an interior design who specializes in color theory, the understanding of how color affects our mood and feelings. Personality types, such as introvert and extrovert, may be indicators of what kind of color a person is attracted to as well. Read more…More about Iphone, Mashable Video, Color Image, Iphone 7, and Iphone 6s [Link]

Mashable » Young entrepreneur set a Guinness World Record with the most slime ever created

Tuesday 7 November 21:50:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor every moment we believe we're doing quite well in our professional endeavors, there's a talented kid showing us we could do a lot better. A young entrepreneur, named Madison Greenspan, and a group of exceptional young people broke the Guinness World Record for making the most amount of slime at the same time, Saturday. They produced approximately 13,820 pounds of … [Link]

Mashable » Sexual assault scandal hits 'Overwatch' League team before season starts

Tuesday 7 November 21:36:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBefore Overwatch League's first season has even had a chance to begin, one team has already fired one of its owner's associated staff members over allegations that he sexually assaulted a Twitch streamer. SEE ALSO: 'StarCraft' player appears to drunkenly harass woman on stream, gets banned NRG Esports, parent organization of the San Francisco Shock, fired team manager Maxwell Bateman after … [Link]

Mashable » United gave its final 747 aircraft a 1970s sendoff

Tuesday 7 November 21:29:32 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUnited flight 747 made history Tuesday morning.  The flight from San Francisco to Honolulu was the final flight on the airline's last Boeing 747 aircraft. It all came fill circle after the first commercial flight departed on the same route on June 23, 1970 — 47 years ago. SEE ALSO: Today marks the last flight 666 bound for HEL on Friday … [Link]

Mashable » Snapchat just teased a major redesign

Tuesday 7 November 21:28:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSnap really isn't looking so hot to Wall Street, and so they're making some radical changes.  "One thing that we have heard over the years is that Snapchat is difficult to understand or hard to use, and our team has been working on responding to this feedback. As a result, we are currently redesigning our application to make it easier to … [Link]

Mashable » Android users might finally get their own version of AirDrop

Tuesday 7 November 21:25:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple’s AirDrop might finally get some competition from Google. The search giant is reportedly working on a new file manager app called "Files Go" for Android with a wireless transfer feature that could compete with Apple's AirDrop, according to 9to5Google. SEE ALSO: We're finally going to explain Airdrop to you, so listen up The report says the "smart storage manager" app … [Link]

Mashable » 'Difficult People' repeatedly joked about Kevin Spacey

Tuesday 7 November 21:20:23 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Watching Hulu's Difficult People, you may notice that there are a load of jokes about Kevin Spacey.  Without context, these jokes may seem like a fun gag, but now with multiple sexual misconduct allegations coming to light, it's hard to comprehend how all of this was hiding in plain sight. Spacey has denied the allegations. The show, which stars Julie … [Link]

Mashable » Twitter’s 280-character limit is exactly what tweets didn’t need

Tuesday 7 November 21:20:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNo no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no … [Link]

Slashdot » How Cloudflare Uses Lava Lamps To Encrypt the Internet

Tuesday 7 November 21:20:00 UTC 2017

YouTuber Tom Scott was invited to visit Cloudflare's San Francisco headquarters to check out the company's wall of lava lamps. These decorative novelty items — while neat to look at — serve a special purpose for the internet security company. Cloudflare takes pictures and video of the lava lamps to turn them into "a stream of random, unpredictable bytes," which … [Link]

Mashable » Second time's a charm—these are the 5 best movie remakes of all time

Tuesday 7 November 21:14:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s almost tradition to complain about remakes, but sometimes you need a second take to get it right. From shot-for-shot remakes, to wildly different spins on familiar stories, and everything in between, these are the 5 best remakes of all time. Subscribe to CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more…More about Dracula, Brad Pitt, John Carpenter, Heat, and Best … [Link]

Mashable » Ever wondered how Spotify works? This course can teach you how to make a legit music streaming site.

Tuesday 7 November 21:04:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Hey, aspiring Google or Microsoft engineers: how does adding a real, working Spotify clone to your portfolio sound? Up your HTML, JavaScript, and PHP skills while creating your own music streaming service from scratch. This online course is the ultimate guide for aspiring software … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » FullContact Announces Next Generation Platform and Enrich API

Tuesday 7 November 21:00:45 UTC 2017

FullContact, a contact management platform provider, has announced the release of the Next Generation Platform and new Enrich API. The new release of the platform includes more advanced querying capabilities and security improvements. [Link]

Mashable » Twitter makes 280 characters the new normal

Tuesday 7 November 21:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt turns out 140 characters isn't really enough after all.  After a little more than a month of testing, Twitter is ready to officially flip the switch on its new 280-character limit. Beginning today, anyone (save for Twitter's Chinese, Japanese, and Korean-speaking users*) can cram a full paragraph's worth of characters into a single tweet. SEE ALSO: 19 times Chrissy Teigen … [Link]

Mashable » New 'Honest Trailer' doesn't pull any punches when it comes to pop culture hit 'Stranger Things'

Tuesday 7 November 20:58:54 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook While Stranger Things became a pop culture phenomenon that seemingly came out of nowhere, or maybe the Upside Down, it still had many moments worth mocking.   Screen Junkies uploaded an Honest Trailer for Stranger Things Tuesday, and it rightfully ridicules some of the shows obvious influences like Steven Spielberg movies from the '80s and Stephen King adapted novels. Don't … [Link]

Mashable » Jam out underwater with these waterproof earbuds

Tuesday 7 November 20:55:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Ever wanted to know what it was like for Ariel to dance to music under the sea in The Little Mermaid? These waterproof headphones could help you do just that, minus the hot crustacean band. SEE ALSO: Annoy your coworkers with this under-the-desk elliptical … [Link]

Mashable » Google's Pixel 2 XL update should fix the screen burn issues

Tuesday 7 November 20:55:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGoogle’s latest software update for its Pixel 2 XL phones is innocuous on the surface, but it should alleviate some of the recently reported issues with the device's OLED screen.  A large number of Pixel 2 XL owners say they're experiencing significant "burn-in" issues — which leaves visible image residue on the screen after an image is shown for too long … [Link]

Mashable » Moira, the new 'Overwatch' healer, grew from a simple idea: We need a villain

Tuesday 7 November 20:55:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBlizzard knew two things going in with Moira: She needed to be a healer, and she needed to be a villain. "If you look at the roster for Overwatch, it has these amazing heroes but not really a whole lot of villains," Blizzard designer Scott Mercer said in a post-BlizzCon interview. SEE ALSO: Blizzard made a Blizzard-themed theme park for the … [Link]

Mashable » 9 apps that look fantastic on the iPhone X

Tuesday 7 November 20:49:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGot a brand new iPhone X, or perhaps fantasizing about becoming rich and buying one? First thing you'll want to do is load it up with some apps that play nice with the device's notch.  SEE ALSO: A hands-on review of the iPhone X Apps that haven't been optimized for the iPhone X will often look like crap — Gmail, for … [Link]

Mashable » Annoy your coworkers with this under-the-desk elliptical machine

Tuesday 7 November 20:40:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Sitting still at a desk for eight hours a day? The worst. There's got to be a way to keep your legs busy without getting up and taking a walk around the office every ten minutes, right? Well, if you're cool with the possibility … [Link]

Mashable » Blue Apron's future could be in question after stock plummets yet again

Tuesday 7 November 20:40:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThings just keep getting worse for Blue Apron. After reporting yet another disappointing set of earnings last week, the company is now saying that a move from one New Jersey fulfillment center to another is incurring “unexpected costs." That was the last straw for many investors, who sent the company's stock careening to new lows on Tuesday.  Here's the Blue Apron's … [Link]

Slashdot » Apache OpenOffice: We're OK With Not Being Super Cool

Tuesday 7 November 20:40:00 UTC 2017

The Register's Thomas Claburn, interviews Jim Jagielski, Apache Software Foundation President and Apache OpenOffice project mentor. From the story: Despite being the subject of a deathwatch — perhaps mainly by fans of rival LibreOffice — AOO appears to be rather popular, with the 4.1.4 update racking up at least 1.6 million downloads. […] While AOO and the ASF formulate a … [Link]

Mashable » Trump's tweets since he was elected president: A complete breakdown

Tuesday 7 November 20:37:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA year after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, there is one thing we know for sure: nothing will stop his tweets (except maybe the occasional customer support employee). And, according to data from the Trump Twitter Archive, his tweeting habit is getting worse. SEE ALSO: The internet alerts the White House day care that Trump is tweeting … [Link]

Mashable » Parents save more for their sons' college educations than their daughters'

Tuesday 7 November 20:34:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWomen earn less than men. They invest less than men. They end up in college majors that lead to jobs with lower salaries.  And it all starts with their parents' college funds.  Two studies recently found that parents save less for their daughters' college educations than they do for their sons'. As highlighted in a Wall Street Journal story, a study … [Link]

Mashable » ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ set a box office record for Marvel – it made that much money

Tuesday 7 November 20:27:03 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook‘Thor: Ragnarok' broke records for Marvel— coming in at $121 million its opening weekend, domestically. The Disney-owned studio is the first to produce 3 $100 million-plus domestic openings in one calendar year— following the success of "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2" and "Spider-Man: Homecoming." Read more…More about Watercooler, Entertainment, Comics, Mashable Video, and Marvel [Link]

Mashable » Little girl stands out in a church choir with her adorable dance moves

Tuesday 7 November 20:18:48 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Can you imagine being this enthusiastic? In this cute clip, a vivacious little 6 year old shows off her impeccable two-step dance moves while singing along to her favorite gospel song, "Old Church Choir" by Zach Williams. Not only is she the most adorable little dancer we've seen in a while, she confidently stands out from the rest of her … [Link]

Mashable » Taking a shower with Rua is better for the environment (or so says this Kickstarter campaign)

Tuesday 7 November 20:16:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Who says that you have to turn up the water to have a better shower? Rua is a Kickstarter campaign that wants to deliver you a fuller shower and take up less water doing it. Unlike traditional showerheads that are large circular hoses, Rua … [Link]

Mashable » LEGO is relaunching one of its largest sets ever, just in time for the holidays

Tuesday 7 November 20:12:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere are some great news for LEGO lovers. The iconic plastic construction toys company is relaunching one of their biggest sets, the Taj Mahal, after nearly a decade. SEE ALSO: The new Lego House is inviting one lucky family to stay overnight This is super exciting for those of you who appreciate beautiful architecture as this set is pretty much identical … [Link]

Slashdot » Alphabet Is Finally Taking the Driver Out of Some of Its Driverless Cars

Tuesday 7 November 20:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: After almost a decade, Google's parent company Alphabet is getting closer to fulfilling its promise of rolling out cars that can take anyone anywhere without a driver behind the wheel. Alphabet's self-driving car company, Waymo, is introducing truly driverless cars to public roads for the first time, the company's CEO John Krafcik announced today … [Link]

Mashable » This luxury pen is blowing up on Kickstarter and I really don't get it

Tuesday 7 November 19:58:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. It's…just a really nice pen, I guess? SEE ALSO: This fleece pullover is actually a rain jacket and it looks super cool, y'all The Magno Ink is an "affordable luxury" pen by UK-based design team Hribarcain (your guess on how to pronounce that name … [Link]

Mashable » One of Marvel's greatest talents is moving to DC

Tuesday 7 November 19:58:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBrian Michael Bendis has been working with Marvel for the better part of 20 years. He built its well-regarded "Ultimates" universe; his roster of characters includes Jessica Jones and Miles Morales (the latest Spider-Man.)  And now Bendis just shocked the comics world by signing an exclusive deal with Marvel's mortal enemy, DC Comics.  DC announced the deal on Twitter. The company … [Link]

Mashable » Nutella quietly changes its beloved recipe

Tuesday 7 November 19:49:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSorry, the old Nutella can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh … because it's slightly different now. Ferrero has quietly changed the recipe for its beloved hazelnut spread, a move that was first noticed by the Hamburg Consumer Protection Centre, a German consumer group.  SEE ALSO: YouTubers put a gigantic DIY spin on a beloved chocolate bar According to … [Link]

Mashable » Asia Argento shares spreadsheet of over 100 Harvey Weinstein accusers

Tuesday 7 November 19:48:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn the five weeks since the New York Times first dropped their bombshell report on Harvey Weinstein's alleged sex crimes, the list of accusers has only grown longer.  SEE ALSO: Here are all the women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse so far As of today, it stands somewhere in the triple digits – and one of Weinstein's victims, … [Link]

Mashable » Comparing yourself on Election Day 2016 vs. today is the internet's best new meme

Tuesday 7 November 19:46:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhether or not you were surprised by the results of the 2016 election, it's likely that a year out, you're a little worse for wear.  Case in point: a meme cropping up on Twitter just in time for election day 2017, and almost a year to the day from last year's vote.  An example: SEE ALSO: These are the ads that … [Link]

Mashable » Jason Momoa is getting in shape for Justice League

Tuesday 7 November 19:39:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJason Momoa is beefing up for Justice League. He hit the gym at least 2 hours a day, 5-6 days per week. He worked on his arms, his back, his core, and his stamina. Momoa also incorporated rock climbing, which he says is his favorite exercise. Read more…More about Movies, Celebrities, Mashable Video, Fitness, and Celebrity [Link]

Mashable » Sophie Turner defends 'Stranger Things' star Finn Wolfhard against irate fans

Tuesday 7 November 19:33:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGame of Thrones and Stranger Things have collided in an unexpected way. When fans outside Finn Wolfhard's hotel room were upset that the actor didn't stop to meet them, one posted a video to social media (which is now private) calling the actor "rude and heartless."  Big sister Sansa (in spirit) was having none of it. Sophie Turner took to Twitter … [Link]

Mashable » Samsung shows no mercy to Apple fans in new commercial

Tuesday 7 November 19:29:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis new Samsung advertisement makes fun of both Apple and fans of the iPhone X, indicating that they've always been one step ahead of their silicon valley competitor. Read more…More about Features, Apple, Iphone, Samsung, and Mashable Video [Link]

Mashable » New Uber CEO: No more excuses for assholes

Tuesday 7 November 19:24:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUPDATE: Nov. 7, 2017, 2:59 p.m. EST Updated with confirmation that Uber employee photos were lifted from its website. New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been tasked with changing Uber's culture.  On Tuesday, he announced just how he plans to do that. It starts with tossing out the old rules—including some pushed by co-founder and now-disgraced former CEO Travis Kalanick. SEE … [Link]

Mashable » NASA wants the internet to nickname a distant object 1 billion miles past Pluto

Tuesday 7 November 19:22:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAlright, folks. NASA needs our help.  The space agency is asking people on the internet — yes, that means you — to help it select a fun nickname for a pretty dryly named but still important object: (486958) 2014 MU69. MU69 is an object — or possibly two objects — floating in the Kuiper belt, Pluto's part of space which is … [Link]

Mashable » Uh oh, looks like that 'Justice League' Rotten Tomatoes score could be bad

Tuesday 7 November 19:20:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOne day, 16 hours, 10 minutes and 0 seconds – that's how much time Warner Bros. is allowing between the embargo lift on reviews for Justice League and its first public screenings. And if history tells us anything, that means the most ambitious DC Extended Universe film to-date could also be among its worst-reviewed. SEE ALSO: 17 infuriating, logic-defying plot holes in … [Link]

Slashdot » Facebook To Fight Revenge Porn by Letting Potential Victims Upload Nudes in Advance

Tuesday 7 November 19:20:00 UTC 2017

Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: Facebook is testing new technology that is designed to help victims of revenge porn acts. It works on a database of file hashes, a cryptographic signature computed for each file. Facebook says that once an abuser tries to upload an image marked as "revenge porn" in its database, its system will block the upload process. … [Link]

Mashable » Give your neck a break with this pair of anti-strain Kickstarter projects

Tuesday 7 November 19:16:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Whether it's from staring down at our phones, poor posture from sitting all day, or uncomfortable sleeping positions, most of us can probably relate to the occasional neck kink.  SEE ALSO: Sit up straighter with the help of this posture correcting cushion on Kickstarter … [Link]

Slashdot » Andrew Ng Wants a New 'New Deal' To Combat Job Automation

Tuesday 7 November 18:40:00 UTC 2017

Andrew Ng, formerly the head of AI for Chinese search giant Baidu and, before that, creator of Google's deep-learning Brain project, knows as well as anyone that artificial intelligence is coming for plenty of jobs. Speaking at a conference on Tuesday, Ng said he would like to see a "new New Deal" that pays people displaced by technology to study, … [Link]

Slashdot » Hawking: AI Could Be 'Worst Event in the History of Our Civilization'

Tuesday 7 November 18:00:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a USA Today report: Elon Musk isn't the only high-profile figure concerned about the rise of artificial intelligence. Scientist Stephen Hawking warned AI could serve as the "worst event in the history of our civilization" unless humanity is prepared for its possible risks. Hawking made the remarks during the opening night of the Web Summit in … [Link]

Mashable » Donald Trump Jr. just told Virginia to vote on the wrong day

Tuesday 7 November 17:48:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMan, it seems that if you're a Trump kid, the whole ~voting thing~ is HARD. In just the latest way the Trump kids have bungled the process, Donald Trump Jr. is apparently confused about the date of election day in some states — such as in Virginia, where a tight governor's race is underway. For the record, election day is November … [Link]

Mashable » Netflix is publishing comics now because streaming sites will inevitably own us all

Tuesday 7 November 17:33:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNetflix may be known for urging us to stare at a screen for hours on end, but the streaming giant wants you to gaze at paper, too – with its first-ever comic book. The original book, called The Magic Order, will be created by comics legend Mark Millar, who's responsible for popular titles like Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service.   … [Link]

Mashable » A checklist of 75 things we are willing to predict Trump will do in the near future

Tuesday 7 November 17:29:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPresident Trump is no longer surprising. In fact, he has very likely exhausted the concept of surprise for a number of years. This is a man who stared directly at the eclipse. A man who simultaneously calls white nationalists "very fine people" and experiences a feverish thrill at the sight of a big, big truck. A man who challenged his secretary … [Link]

Slashdot » Someone 'Accidentally' Locked Away $300M Worth of Other People's Ethereum Funds

Tuesday 7 November 17:20:00 UTC 2017

On Tuesday, a single user "permanently" locked down dozens of digital wallets containing nearly $300 million dollars worth of ether, the unit of exchange on the Ethereum platform, allegedly by accident. From a report: Now, some in the Ethereum community are considering the possibility of a risky network split, known as a "hard fork," to fix it. The affected wallets … [Link]

Mashable » Papa John's politely asks racists to stop buying its pizzas, please

Tuesday 7 November 17:16:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPapa John's sales may be terrible, but apparently they're not desperate enough for customers that they're willing to embrace racists. Peter Collins, a public relations representative for the company, told the Louisville Courier Journal on Monday that Papa John's does not want nor does it need the business of racists. SEE ALSO: Pizza gets political: The Papa John's vs. Pizza Hut … [Link]

Mashable » Star Wars-themed graphics cards are built for superfans

Tuesday 7 November 17:09:08 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Ah, brands.  If you love Star Wars and are a PC enthusiast willing to spend over $1,000 on a single part for your custom computer, Nvidia has the perfect set of graphics processing units (GPUs) for you. Nvidia announced today the Star Wars Nvidia Titan Xp Collector's Edition GPUs, one for supporters of the Jedi Order and one for supporters … [Link]

Mashable » The Worst Things You Can Do on Instagram Stories

Tuesday 7 November 17:00:01 UTC 2017

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

Mashable » Behold the millennial dream: pink cheese that tastes like Prosecco

Tuesday 7 November 16:58:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMillennial pink's not dead. But it is cheesy. The Great British Cheese Company has released a new pink Wensleydale with a red rind and a decidedly trendy aesthetic. The cheese is flavored with raspberry and Prosecco and is, according to the company, "a treat for anybody with a sweet tooth." SEE ALSO: RIP: Here are 70 things millennials have killed Since … [Link]

Mashable » The U.S. is now the only country opposed to the Paris Climate Agreement

Tuesday 7 November 16:57:11 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe U.S. now stands alone, as the only country opposed to the Paris Climate Agreement.  At the U.N. climate talks in Bonn, Germany, on Tuesday, a delegate from Syria reportedly announced that the country intends to join the Paris Agreement. If the country follows through on that promise, it would leave the U.S. isolated as the only nation that has rejected … [Link]

Mashable » Growth hacking: Strategies and techniques from marketing’s 25 most influential leaders

Tuesday 7 November 16:53:50 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook  Growth hacking: Strategies and techniques from marketing’s 25 most influential leaders Born in 2010, the term “growth hacker” was first defined by Sean Ellis as “a person whose true north is growth” … someone with a “burning desire to connect your target market with your must-have solution.”  Two years later, Ryan Holiday unpacked what was then a revolution: “Once companies … [Link]

Slashdot » How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met

Tuesday 7 November 16:40:00 UTC 2017

"I deleted Facebook after it recommended as People You May Know a man who was defense counsel on one of my cases. We had only communicated through my work email, which is not connected to my Facebook, which convinced me Facebook was scanning my work email," an attorney told Gizmodo. Kashmir Hill, a reporter at the news outlet, who recently … [Link]

Mashable » There's only one logical explanation for Billy's behavior on 'Stranger Things'

Tuesday 7 November 16:35:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSpoiler warning: This post contains plot details for Stranger Things 2.  Stranger Things is built on mysteries, but there's no character quite as inexplicable or poorly defined as Billy Hargrove, the aggressive bad boy who spends most of Season 2 terrorizing Max, Lucas, and Steve, for reasons that are never fully explained beyond him being a walking villainous cliché.  Billy's antagonism … [Link]

Mashable » Mad sister tried to flip a car like Eleven from 'Stranger Things.' It didn't work.

Tuesday 7 November 16:32:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe’ve all been there before, we get mad at a sibling and we think to ourselves, "if I had powers I would do something ridiculous right now." Of course, none of us have powers but kids still have active imaginations. Every now and again you may see them get a little too inspired by television or movies. Say, Stranger Things, for … [Link]

Mashable » This has to be the world's smallest washing machine

Tuesday 7 November 16:28:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis iPhone-sized device can wash your clothesSonic Soak is a portable washing machine that uses ultra sonic waves to get rid of dirt. Read more…More about Tech, Kickstarter, Portable, Consumer, and Cleaning [Link]

Mashable » Google Street View cars drove 100,000 miles to suck up pollution data

Tuesday 7 November 16:26:07 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Google Street View cars have driven 100,000 miles in 4,000 hours to collect data on how levels of pollution differ from street to street in parts of California. Now the company is releasing that data in hopes that scientists and others can use it to better understand and combat the causes of poor air quality. SEE ALSO: These edible wrappers … [Link]

Slashdot » Farmers In India Are Using AI To Increase Crop Yields

Tuesday 7 November 16:00:00 UTC 2017

Reader joshtops shares an incredible story about how thousands of farmers in India are making use of AI and other technologies provided by Microsoft to ensure that they plow the field and sow the seeds at the right time. Prior to this, they were relying on their traditional instincts, which many of them say, had failed them in the recent … [Link]

Mashable » Finally, Instagram is getting serious about influencers tagging #ads

Tuesday 7 November 16:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookInstagram wants more people to share when they're being paid to post.  SEE ALSO: Instagram's 3-second 'Superzoom' videos are the new Boomerang The Facebook-owned app announced Tuesday it will expand its official branded content program. Now, more users will have access to the "Paid partnership with" tag the company released to a handful of creators back in June. The company declined … [Link]

Mashable » Disney's vindictive LA Times ban prompts critics and media boycotts

Tuesday 7 November 15:55:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFour major film critic organizations released a joint statement, directed at Disney, that sends one blunt message: Enough with this bullshit. The statement in question is a response to Disney's media blackout of the Los Angeles Times, a retaliatory response to what the Lucasfilm and Marvel owner has characterized as "biased and inaccurate" coverage of the company's business dealings with the … [Link]

New Scientist – News » We’ve figured out how to ensure quantum computers can be trusted

Tuesday 7 November 15:54:00 UTC 2017

Quantum computers will be useless if we can't trust their calculations. Now, two teams have programmed quantum systems to detect their own errors [Link]

Mashable » Seth Meyers found a special way to tell Trump to resign

Tuesday 7 November 15:51:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook On Monday night's Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host poked fun at Donald Trump's recent Asian trip by mocking his clueless reactions in interviews and impersonating what his silly conversations are probably like. He especially targeted Trump's intelligence with funny remarks like, "Sarcasm doesn't work great on Trump because there's a good chance he saw that sign and thought … [Link]

Mashable » The Closca water bottle app will help you locate the nearest spot to refill

Tuesday 7 November 15:41:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Pollution fueled by plastic production has soared over the past few decades, and it's no secret that the oceans (and its cute creatures) have been hit the hardest. One of the main contributors to plastic waste comes in the form of disposable water bottles. … [Link]

Mashable » Flock of 1,000 rambunctious sheep cause hilarious traffic jam

Tuesday 7 November 15:40:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA massive flock of sheep caused a traffic jam in Cedar City, Utah. The animals were traveling from an annual parade that's part of the Cedar Livestock & Heritage Festival. Read more…More about Funny, Animals, Mashable Video, Cute, and Parade [Link]

Mashable » Actress says 'Gossip Girl' star Ed Westwick raped her

Tuesday 7 November 15:38:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUpdated 11:58 a.m. Nov. 7: Ed Westwick denied the allegations in an Instagram post Tuesday morning. Former Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick is the latest Hollywood personality being publicly accused of sexual assault. Actress Kristina Cohen says in a Facebook post that Westwick allegedly raped her three years ago when she and a producer she once dated were visiting Westwick's house.  … [Link]

Mashable » The hands of this giant clock are drawn in real time by what seems to be a human painter

Tuesday 7 November 15:24:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDutch designer and artist, Maarten Baas, was commissioned by Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to design the airport's clock as one of his "Real Time" series pieces. This giant steel box that is hanging from the airport's ceiling has managed to deceive many people offline and online, since the illusion that the artist managed to create is very convincing. In reality, this … [Link]

Mashable » Keep your laptop nice and cool with this best-selling cooling pad

Tuesday 7 November 15:22:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Whether you're trying to take out that damn Bastion in Overwatch or just trying to binge Stranger Things 2 in bed, your laptop will certainly overheat at some point. Stave it off with this best-selling laptop cooling pad that's currently 21% off on Amazon. … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Why burying loved ones in unmarked graves could save wildlife

Tuesday 7 November 15:20:00 UTC 2017

If we all abandoned traditional burials and instead were buried in nature reserves, the money raised could help preserve every endangered species on land [Link]

Slashdot » The Crisis in Local News

Tuesday 7 November 15:20:00 UTC 2017

Sara Fischer, writing for Axios: The economic strains on local news have forced local outlets to close, shutter their print editions or consolidate into major holding groups, often headquartered in far-away cities. Why it matters: "As long as [cuts to local news] continues, the people in power will get away with murder," veteran NYC TV journalist Errol Louis told CNN's … [Link]

Mashable » Keep your phone handy and secure during your road trips with this dashboard mount

Tuesday 7 November 15:10:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. When you're trying to use your phone's GPS to navigate with your car but you don't want to obstruct your windshield with a big suction cup, this smartphone dashboard mount might be just the thing you need, and it's currently 32% off on Amazon. … [Link]

Mashable » VR can reduce phantom pain for people with paralysis

Tuesday 7 November 15:05:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBreakthrough research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne has shown that virtual reality can help reduce phantom pain in people with partial paralysis. Read more…More about Innovation, Switzerland, Medicine, Research, and Brain [Link]

Mashable » NASA created a playlist of creepy space sounds

Tuesday 7 November 14:59:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNASA dropped a spooky mixtape filled with interplanetary music of our cosmos, with such great hits like "Kepler: Star KIC7671081B Light Curves Waves to Sound," "Plasmaspheric Hiss," "Jupiter Sounds 2001," and “Chorus Radio Waves within Earth's Atmosphere.” Read more…More about Music, Nasa, Science, Mashable Video, and Sound [Link]

Mashable » This dad and daughter dancing in 'Beauty and the Beast' costumes will give you all the feels

Tuesday 7 November 14:50:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis girl's father surprised her on Halloween by dressing up as the Beast from Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'. Allison, also in costume as Belle, shared a heart-warming dance with her father to the film's theme song. Read more…More about Watercooler, Twitter, Disney, Halloween, and Mashable Video [Link]

Mashable » You don't actually have to call Diddy 'Brother Love'—turns out, he was joking the whole time

Tuesday 7 November 14:48:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you have a hard time keeping up with the shifting names of rappers and music moguls these days (there have been a lot of changes over the years!), don't worry about Diddy's announcement this past weekend. It turns out, when he announced he was changing his name to "Love" or "Brother Love" on Saturday, he was just fooling us all.  … [Link]

Slashdot » Many Employers Are Using Tools To Monitor Their Staff's Web-browsing Patterns, Keystrokes, Social Media Posts

Tuesday 7 November 14:40:00 UTC 2017

Olivia Solon, reporting for The Guardian: How can an employer make sure its remote workers aren't slacking off? In the case of talent management company Crossover, the answer is to take photos of them every 10 minutes through their webcam. The pictures are taken by Crossover's productivity tool, WorkSmart, and combine with screenshots of their workstations along with other data … [Link]

Slashdot » MINIX: Intel's Hidden In-chip Operating System

Tuesday 7 November 14:00:00 UTC 2017

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, writing for ZDNet: Matthew Garrett, the well-known Linux and security developer who works for Google, explained recently that, "Intel chipsets for some years have included a Management Engine [ME], a small microprocessor that runs independently of the main CPU and operating system. Various pieces of software run on the ME, ranging from code to handle media DRM … [Link]

Mashable » These Twitter accounts are killing it in Trump's America

Tuesday 7 November 14:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust because President Donald Trump has overused Twitter since he got elected doesn’t mean he has a monopoly on the platform. Politicians, writers, comedians, journalists, celebrities, and everyday users are taking the power of tweeting into their own hands and crushing it with biting commentary, witty takes, spot-on takedowns, smart analysis, and often a perfect response to yet another tweet or … [Link]

Mashable » What Trump's tweets after a disaster tell us about his leadership

Tuesday 7 November 14:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPresident Donald Trump wants to look like a caring comforter-in-chief on Twitter, but his own ego can get in the way. His online compassion can be short-lived or come second to his preferred roles: condemner- and self-congratulator-in-chief.  Using the Trump Twitter Archive, Mashable analyzed over 100 of Trump's tweets related to 20 American tragedies since he won the election on Nov. … [Link]

Mashable » If you've Instagrammed the Mona Lisa, you might be in this short film

Tuesday 7 November 13:59:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEvery year, more than six million people pay Mona Lisa a visit at the Louvre in Paris, and most of them snap a picture or two.  Using strictly photographs found on Instagram, Daniel McKee created a hilarious film that explores the universal obsession we have with documenting our experiences. But don't feel too guilty if you've faced the Mona Lisa and … [Link]

Slashdot » Toyota Is Uneasy About the Handoff Between Automated Systems and Drivers

Tuesday 7 November 13:00:00 UTC 2017

schwit1 shares a report from Car and Driver: Toyota has not yet decided whether it will bring a car to market that is capable of automated driving in some situations yet still requires a human driver behind a wheel who can take control if needed — but the automaker, characteristically, is more cautious than many about moving forward with the … [Link]

Mashable » Devastated teens lose their streaks after Snapchat goes down

Tuesday 7 November 12:10:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHorrified Snapchatters have awoken to a bleak set of circumstances after Snapchat stopped working for users.  SEE ALSO: Devastated Snapchatters talk about the heartbreak of losing a Snapstreak after hundreds of days Snapchat users were unable to use the app on Monday, which prevented them from sending snaps in order to maintain their snap streaks. Much to the consternation of streak-loving … [Link]

Mashable » 'Dungeons & Dragons' isn't just for the 'Stranger Things' kids — it's for you, too

Tuesday 7 November 12:09:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis is a story about a dwarf barbarian with a beard to die for. Literally, he’s killed people over it. His name is Thorbjork and he is my Dungeons and Dragons character who almost never existed. For those of you unfamiliar with the game Dungeons and Dragons, (D&D for short) allow me to elucidate. It is what is called a tabletop … [Link]

Mashable » Ryan Reynolds wonders what a Disney 'Deadpool' would look like, gets glorious response

Tuesday 7 November 11:53:02 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe merc with a mouth might have to keep it PG. SEE ALSO: Ryan Reynolds' birthday tweet is absolutely classic Ryan Reynolds On Monday Ryan Reynolds heard the news that Disney might be looking to buy up 21st Century Fox — which would give them dominion over the X-Men.  He had the most wonderful response. If this is true, I wonder … [Link]

Mashable » This is what happens when you put the demogorgon from 'Stranger Things' in an '80s sitcom

Tuesday 7 November 11:31:31 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Next up, Pennywise will be running Cheers. SEE ALSO: Channing Tatum tells his daughter he's eaten her Halloween candy, gets adorable response Jimmy Kimmel is the latest to jump on the Stranger Things 2 train with a mash-up of Stranger Things and the 80's sitcom Perfect Strangers. In it the demogorgon moves in with Larry and Balki, and takes part … [Link]

Mashable » Don't blink: We're giving away an iPhone X for free

Tuesday 7 November 11:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Okay, let’s just cut to the chase. You want the iPhone X but you don’t want to pay a grand. We don’t want you to pay a grand either. So we’re giving it away for free to one lucky winner. SEE ALSO: Now that … [Link]

Mashable » This upgraded toolbar is a welcome relief from one of Mac's most annoying features

Tuesday 7 November 11:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Peep almost any Apple forum or blog these days and you'll find a similar sentiment: The Mac Dock has got to go. As it turns out, getting rid of that pesky bar of app, document, and folder icons sitting at the bottom or side of … [Link]

Mashable » Life is easier with coffee —good thing this portable brewer is on sale

Tuesday 7 November 11:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Everyone loves coffee, but no one loves waiting forever for it to brew in the morning, especially after you've overslept and need to rush out the door. Those precious minutes wasted watching coffee drip will make you resent your first cup, and you don't … [Link]

Mashable » Beauty vlogger tries to fool the iPhone X's Face ID with drag makeup

Tuesday 7 November 10:52:22 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Another iPhone, another newfangled feature to play around with. And, people are already having heaps of fun trying to trick the iPhone X's face ID feature, which unlocks your phone using your face.  SEE ALSO: Here's how the iPhone X Face ID handles contouring Makeup artist James Charles got his hands on the new iPhone X and decided to see … [Link]

Mashable » Twitter apologises for '#bisexual' search error

Tuesday 7 November 10:47:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwitter has finally come back with an apology and an explanation for the "bisexual" search mistake.  SEE ALSO: Twitter's search tool is blocking photo searches of #bisexual, but not #lesbian or #gay Some users had noticed the platform's search tool had banned photos, videos, and news results for terms like "#bisexual."  Twitter said it had identified the error and were working … [Link]

Mashable » Here's what Android looked like a decade ago

Tuesday 7 November 10:24:40 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Feeling old yet? An entire decade ago, Google released the first public beta of the Android OS, two years after its 2005 acquisition of Android Inc. In the demo above, you'll see the beginnings of Android as an OS for basic BlackBerry style devices with keyboards and trackballs, as well as what it can achieve on a full touch screen … [Link]

Mashable » Guy films brilliant ad to auction off his girlfriend's used car, but it worked too well

Tuesday 7 November 10:14:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApparently, you can sometimes do too well at something. Filmmaker Max Lanman found that out the hard way, after eBay pulled down an auction he had set up to sell his girlfriend's car. SEE ALSO: It would be crazy not to resell your phone on eBay Lanman had earlier filmed a commercial to sell the 1996 Honda Accord. We're talking aerial … [Link]

Mashable » Stephen Colbert has a powerful message about the Sutherland Springs shooting

Tuesday 7 November 10:11:55 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Once again Stephen Colbert has addressed a mass shooting in America. SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert imagines a world where Obama acted like Donald Trump and it's terrifying On Monday night Colbert gave his response to the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. "I haven't the slightest idea how to adequately address the attack," said Colbert. He pointed out that this shooting … [Link]

Slashdot » Uber Commits $5 Million To Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Prevention

Tuesday 7 November 10:00:00 UTC 2017

Uber announced on Sunday that it's taking new steps toward preventing sexual assault and domestic violence, starting with a $5 million donation to its partners — Raliance, National Network to End Domestic Violence, No More, Women of Color Network, Casa de Esperanza, A Call to Men, and The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs — along with an employee training program … [Link]

Mashable » Indonesia wanted to block WhatsApp because people are sending 'obscene GIFs'

Tuesday 7 November 9:06:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhatsApp appears to be the latest social media platform to run afoul of Indonesia's censorship rules. The populous Southeast Asian nation on Monday vowed to block WhatsApp within 48 hours, if it did not ensure that "obscene" GIFs were removed from the platform. SEE ALSO: Indonesia blocks Telegram, fearing terror groups using it to pass encrypted messages Indonesia later dropped its … [Link]

New Scientist – News » China’s dreadful air pollution seems to have got a bit better

Tuesday 7 November 8:02:38 UTC 2017

While China’s capital Beijing is once again suffering a severe smog, a new study suggests that nationally pollution has fallen 21 per cent over two years [Link]

New Scientist – News » Five firms aim to power moon-orbiting way station to deep space

Tuesday 7 November 8:02:37 UTC 2017

Deep Space Gateway is NASA’s planned outpost at the moon for launches to other worlds. The agency has awarded 5 contracts to start working out how to power it [Link]

Mashable » Google Assistant can now identify almost any song playing near you

Tuesday 7 November 7:44:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookShazam’s got new competition. You'll soon be able to identify almost any song that's playing near you with Google Assistant's music recognition software. SEE ALSO: Google Pixel 2 review: The best boring phones, and that's not so bad The feature was released one month ago, but was limited only to Google's Pixel phones. Now, it's being rolled out to Android devices … [Link]

Mashable » So, Trump actually met the 'Pen Pineapple Apple Pen' guy in Japan

Tuesday 7 November 7:24:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTrump hasn't been that much of a philistine during his Japan trip, despite ordering a well-done burger and dumping a whole box of fish food into a koi pond. After all, he made time to get a photo with Japanese sensation Piko-Taro, who you might know to be behind the viral hit "Pineapple Pen Apple Pen (PPAP)" in 2016. SEE ALSO: … [Link]

Slashdot » Florida Attempts the Largest Hydraulic Restoration Project In the World To Save the Everglades

Tuesday 7 November 7:00:00 UTC 2017

New submitter ar2286 shares a report from Motherboard: Florida is defined by its water — the water flowing around it, through it, increasingly over it. But throughout the twentieth century, its major arteries of fresh water, which flowed from the Kissimmee River south of Orlando to Lake Okeechobee and down to the swampy Everglades, were permanently rerouted by the federal … [Link]

Mashable » Moschino is selling a dry cleaning bag as a dress for $737 and everything is trash

Tuesday 7 November 6:20:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBack in February this year, Moschino staged a runway show worthy of a Zoolander finale: an entire collection inspired by and made from trash. Sashaying along the Milan Fashion Week runway, the Jeremy Scott-designed Fall/Winter 2017 line raised eyebrows, trolling us all with tongue-in-cheek sass and subtle sustainability messaging. It was quite something. SEE ALSO: Tiffany & Co. is selling a … [Link]

Mashable » Sia responds to creeper selling her nudes by giving it away

Tuesday 7 November 4:43:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCan’t sell it if everyone has it. Apparently someone tried their hand at selling nude photos of Sia, so she hit back in the best way possible: By releasing an image of herself on the internet for nix, nada, nothing. SEE ALSO: Sia just announced the Christmas album we didn't know we needed "Save your money, here it is for free. … [Link]

Mashable » Police graffiti PSA becomes an online hit, because it's not very good

Tuesday 7 November 3:49:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAround the world, police use social media to hopefully get their message across to the youth. Sometimes it's funny. Other times, as in the case of a video by the Western Australian Police Force, it's just plain cringeworthy. SEE ALSO: Police accidentally retweeted an illegal live stream featuring porn The police force released a video about its rewards system for people … [Link]

Slashdot » Sleep Deprivation Disrupts Brain-Cell Communication, Study Finds

Tuesday 7 November 3:30:00 UTC 2017

A new study published in the journal Nature Medicine found that sleep deprivation causes the bursts of electrical activity that brain cells use to communicate to become slower and weaker. "The finding could help explain why a lack of sleep impairs a range of mental functions, says Dr. Itzhak Fried, an author of the study and a professor of neurosurgery … [Link]

Mashable » Watch as 200-year-old painting gets restored to its original glory

Tuesday 7 November 3:25:27 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhile some old paintings may have a yellow or brownish hue to them, underneath the protective varnish may be a perfect painting, filled with lush colors and depth. Art dealer and TV personality Philip Mould shared a series of videos to Twitter on Monday, which show the removal of varnish from an oil painting from the Jacobean (1603-1625) era.   SEE … [Link]

Mashable » Get cheeky at Paris' first naked restaurant, where diners eat escargot in the buff

Tuesday 7 November 2:39:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhy someone would want to risk dropping hot soup in their lap without a pants barrier is beyond me, but yet, the world continues to enjoy nude dining. Naked restaurants, where folks are invited to dine in the buff, have been popping up in major cities around the world — and Paris is the latest. SEE ALSO: World Naked Gardening Day … [Link]

Mashable » Sorry, Samsung: Apple comes out on top in 'slide to unlock' patent case

Tuesday 7 November 2:28:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhoever thought a simple gesture could cost so much money? On Nov. 6, the Supreme Court of the United States officially shut down an appeal by Samsung regarding whether or not the company had infringed on an Apple patent behind the slide-to-unlock tech familiar with smartphone owners around the world. And the decision comes with a hefty price tag.  The fight … [Link]

Slashdot » Microsoft Releases Standards For Highly Secure Windows 10 Devices

Tuesday 7 November 2:05:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader writes from a report via BleepingComputer: Yesterday, Microsoft released new standards that consumers should follow in order to have a highly secure Windows 10 device. These standards include the type of hardware that should be included with Windows 10 systems and the minimum firmware features. The hardware standards are broken up into 6 categories, which are minimum … [Link]

Mashable » Harvey Weinstein reportedly hired private investigators to discredit accusers

Tuesday 7 November 2:02:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPrepare to be even more disgusted by Harvey Weinstein. The disgraced movie mogul hired multiple international private investigative firms to "extract" information from his victims, including Rose McGowan, in an attempt to squash negative stories being written about him, according to a sprawling and deeply reported new Ronan Farrow piece in The New Yorker titled "Harvey Weinstein's Army of Spies." SEE … [Link]

Mashable » AI researchers want governments to ban killer robots, before it's too late

Tuesday 7 November 1:53:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookArtificial intelligence technology has developed in leaps and bounds in the last decade, and now, governments are being urged to ban robots that can kill, before things get out of hand. Researchers from Australia and Canada have issued an open letter to the respective leaders of each country, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to take a "firm … [Link]

Slashdot » US Court Grants ISPs and Search Engine Blockade of Sci-Hub

Tuesday 7 November 1:25:00 UTC 2017

Sci-Hub, a scientific research piracy site home to thousands of research papers, has suffered another blow in a U.S. federal court. According to TorrentFreak, "The American Chemical Society has won a default judgment of $4.8 million for alleged copyright infringement against the site. In addition, the publisher was granted an unprecedented injunction which requires search engines and ISPs to block … [Link]

Mashable » The Most Phone-Friendly iPhone X Review

Tuesday 7 November 1:05:24 UTC 2017

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

Slashdot » iPhone X Has the 'Most Innovative and High Performance' Smartphone Display Ever Tested

Tuesday 7 November 0:45:00 UTC 2017

The display in the iPhone X is produced by Samsung and improved by Apple, says screen technology analysis firm DisplayMate. The company has released a display shoot-out for the iPhone X, praising Apple's technology in areas like the higher resolution OLED screen, automatic color management, viewing angle performance, and more. Mac Rumors reports: According to DisplayMate, the iPhone X has … [Link]

Slashdot » Should Private Companies Be Allowed To Hit Back At Hackers?

Tuesday 7 November 0:05:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The former director of the NSA and the U.S. military's cybersecurity branch doesn't believe private companies should be allowed to hit back at hackers. "If it starts a war, you can't have companies starting a war. That's an inherently governmental responsibility, and plus the chances of a company getting it wrong are … [Link]

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