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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 » Stove Top created stuffing pants to solve your Thanksgiving struggles

Monday 13 November 23:59:39 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThanksgiving just became a whole lot easier for people who can't eat just one plate of food. You didn't ask for it, but Stove Top, known for their signature easy-to-make stuffing, created their very own Thanksgiving Dinner Pants.  Joey from Friends must be crying tears of joy right now. SEE ALSO: Forever 21 and Taco Bell got the sauce in this … [Link]

Mashable » Super thirsty WikiLeaks slid into Donald Trump Jr.'s DMs

Monday 13 November 23:26:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWikiLeaks messaged Donald Trump Jr. throughout the 2016 election and beyond — and often, even if the president's eldest son rarely responded.  The Atlantic found the organization was sending direct messages to Trump Jr.'s Twitter account for 10 months, up until July 2017. Writer Julia Ioffe discovered them after the messages were turned over to Congress as part of the investigations … [Link]

Mashable » The Phone-Friendly Pixel 2 Review

Monday 13 November 23:26:12 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Pixel 2, Mashable Reels, Pixel 2 Xl, Tech, and Consumer Tech [Link]

Mashable » EA's 'Star Wars' PR disaster finally pushed gamers into open revolt against loot boxes

Monday 13 November 23:24:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s not even out yet, and Star Wars: Battlefront II is already a bad video game. Or if nothing else, it's the public relations equivalent of the Chernobyl disaster. Blame the loot boxes. Everyone knew they were a problem coming out of the public beta last month. Even publisher Electronic Arts acknowledged it — "We've listened to your feedback," a post-beta … [Link]

Mashable » Women share their teen photos to slam Roy Moore's alleged sexual misconduct

Monday 13 November 23:20:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUPDATED Nov. 13, 2017 at 6 p.m. PT with comments from the hashtag creator.  Since apparently believing women about sexual abuse that happened when they were young is just too much (and it's easier for politicians to give a "safe" response that effectively protects abusers), Twitter users decided to clear things up with a powerful hashtag: #MeAt14. Women shared photos of … [Link]

Mashable » On Black Friday, these are the products to buy directly from Samsung

Monday 13 November 23:20:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAt long last, Samsung's Black Friday deals are here, and they don't disappoint.  A few of Samsung's products, such as the Galaxy Tab S2 and the Chromebook 3, are being discounted by the same amount or more by other retailers such as Walmart, Staples, and Best Buy. But tons of Samsung's deals are pretty sick, and aren't being offered by other … [Link]

Slashdot » Google To Kill a Bunch of Useful Android Apps That Rely On Accessibility Services

Monday 13 November 23:20:00 UTC 2017

Slashdot reader Lauren Weinstein writes from a blog: My inbox has been filling today with questions regarding Google's new warning to Android application developers that they will no longer be able to access Android accessibility service functions in their apps, unless they can demonstrate that those functions are specifically being used to help users with "disabilities" (a term not defined … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Fitbit Announces OS Developer Preview 3 and Made4Fitbit App Challenge

Monday 13 November 22:58:23 UTC 2017

Fitbit, a health and fitness wearables provider, has announced the availability of the Fitbit OS Developer Preview 3 release and #Made4Fitbit App Challenge. Later this year, the company plans on releasing to the public the “first major Fitbit OS update” for Ionic users. Fitbit OS Developer Preview 3 is the final SDK revision before the upcoming major Fitbit OS update. … [Link]

Mashable » How your body stank could be the future of smartphone security

Monday 13 November 22:56:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThumbprints can be replicated, facescans can be faked, but your sweat? It's one of a kind. Or at least unique enough, as far as smartphone security goes. That's the takeaway from a group of researchers claiming to have found a more secure form of biometric identification that could one day have you wiping to unlock.  The idea is relatively straightforward: Everyone's … [Link]

Mashable » If you hate cleaning the toilet, you should probably back this Kickstarter project

Monday 13 November 22:47:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. "Man, I can't wait to scrub the toilet when I get home," said no one ever. Let's face it: cleaning the toilet is a necessary chore, but the list of things we'd rather do is infinitely long. We know it's gross to not clean … [Link]

Mashable » Microsoft Black Friday deals: XBox One S, Surface Pro, mixed reality headsets, and more

Monday 13 November 22:41:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Even though the XBox One X opened to mixed reviews, Microsoft is still a major player in the gaming and tech industry.  SEE ALSO: Best Buy's Black Friday deals are here, so plan your holiday accordingly The retailer unveiled their Black Friday deals today, … [Link]

Slashdot » Solar Companies Are Scrambling to Find a Critical Raw Material

Monday 13 November 22:40:00 UTC 2017

Solar manufacturers are being battered by higher costs and smaller margins, after an unexpected shortage of a critical raw material. From a report, shared by an anonymous reader: Prices of polysilicon, the main component of photovoltaic cells, spiked as much as 35 percent in the past four months after environmental regulators in China shut down several factories. That's driving up … [Link]

Mashable » Google investigators find hackers swipe nearly 250,000 passwords a week

Monday 13 November 22:34:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookHackers are constantly trying to break into Google accounts, so Google researchers spent a year tracing how hackers steal passwords and expose them on the internet's black market.  To gather hard evidence about the tools hackers use to swipe passwords, Google collaborated with University of California Berkeley cybersecurity experts to track activity on some of these markets. On Thursday, they published … [Link]

Mashable » The most important weather satellite you've never heard of launches to space Tuesday

Monday 13 November 22:32:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAfter billions of dollars in cost overruns and delays, NASA is planning to launch one of the most important weather satellites ever early Tuesday morning. The Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, satellite — which will be invaluable for improving forecasting, detecting lost sailors, aiding firefighters, and other applications — is expected to blast off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in … [Link]

Mashable » Apple will bring the best iPhone X features to cheaper iPhones in 2018, analyst says

Monday 13 November 22:26:50 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f10%2f8d801f1e e0e6 fbca%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ hello again, risk-taking, innovative Apple. ","image":"http~ iPhone X: The Review","sources":[{~ choice,iphone x","sec0":null,&quot~ choice,iphone x","videoSeriesName"~ More about Apple, Lcd, 2018, Iphone X, and Tech [Link]

Mashable » Stuff your stockings with these affordable wireless headphones

Monday 13 November 22:19:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. There are endless options when it comes to choosing your audio headgear. You’ve seen the people on the train with larger than life headphones, and you’ve probably been tangled up in the wires of someone else’s earbuds on the same commute. When shopping for … [Link]

Mashable » Can Amazon finally give us the 'Lord of the Rings' that Tolkien would have wanted?

Monday 13 November 22:18:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMaybe Amazon can finally do justice to what J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy epic Lord of the Rings was supposed to represent.  I was not a big fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy via Peter Jackson, who decided to stick very strictly to a plot performed by archetypical characters with an emphasis on the arduousness of an adventure to … [Link]

Mashable » Adorably tiny, playable versions of classic arcade cabinets are the perfect novelty item

Monday 13 November 22:08:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookI finally own my own arcade cabinet. Well, kind of. Tiny Arcades, brought to life by Super Impulse in its line of World's Smallest products, are pocket-sized arcade cabinets featuring equally miniature versions of classic arcade games complete with tiny joysticks and even tinier buttons. They're currently being sold exclusively through Cracker Barrel until Dec. 1. SEE ALSO: The evolution of … [Link]

Mashable » This soup kitchen knows how to party

Monday 13 November 22:05:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe volunteered with Food Bank For New York City at a senior center and showed up right in the middle of their 5-year anniversary. It was a great time and supported a great cause. Each year, Food Bank For New York City provides 62 million free meals, an achievement truly worth celebrating. Read more…More about Food, Mashable Video, Nyc, New York … [Link]

Mashable » Homemade shot-for-shot remake of the Justice League trailer proves you don't need a big-budget for big thrills

Monday 13 November 22:04:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYou can't save the world alone, but some duct tape and cardboard might help! This homemade shot-for-shot remake of the Justice League trailer proves you don't need a big-budget for big thrills.  Subscribe to CineFix for more movie-related content! Read more…More about Diy, Marvel, Batman, Avengers, and Movie [Link]

Slashdot » Amazon Is Making a 'Lord of the Rings' Prequel Series

Monday 13 November 22:03:00 UTC 2017

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series for its Amazon Instant streaming service. The show, which already carries a multi-season commitment, will "explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring." TechCrunch reports: It's possible the new series will mine the ponderous but rich Silmarillion for material, as fan fiction writers and lore aficionados … [Link]

Mashable » Learn how to make money just by using Amazon

Monday 13 November 21:54:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Amazon's called "The Everything Store" for good reason. You can buy virtually anything on the megawatt retail site — and we mean anythingClothes, gadgets, groceries — the sky's the limit. Want to make some extra cash or starting a lucrative business? Amazon will let you … [Link]

Mashable » The badass new Corvette isn't part of GM's 'all-electric' future

Monday 13 November 21:54:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGM might be positioning itself for an all-electric future, but it's still producing stupidly-fast supercars like the gas-powered 2019 Corvette ZR1.  GM unveiled this beast a few days before the 2017 Dubai auto show. The Corvette ZR1 — a life-sized Hot Wheels toy for adults — will hit roads in spring 2018. SEE ALSO: Here's how every major automaker plans to … [Link]

Mashable » This unique puzzle creates an incredible optical illusion

Monday 13 November 21:46:32 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. There are two types of people in this world: puzzle lovers, and people who are wrong. However, if you are an unfortunate member of the latter group, the good news is there's a way for you to redeem yourself once and for all: by … [Link]

Mashable » This biosensor allows doctors to monitor a patient's vitals from anywhere

Monday 13 November 21:45:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe VitalPatch monitors eight vitals continuously, providing doctors a wealth of information to care for their patients, even remotely.  Read more…More about Science, Health, Mashable Video, Hospital, and Medical [Link]

Mashable » Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robot dog looked right at us, and it was downright creepy

Monday 13 November 21:40:35 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Boston Dynamics is the mad robot scientist of our waking dreams. Every few years, they unveil a new robot horror…er…innovation that straddles the fine line between "so realistic its incredible" and the uncanny valley. Its latest robot dog, the SpotMini, which the company casually introduced with this new video, is easily Boston Dynamics most finished looking robot. The company offers … [Link]

Mashable » Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is getting her own Barbie

Monday 13 November 21:39:23 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBarbie’s newest "Shero" is Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. Muhammad made history in 2016 as the first American athlete to compete in the Olympics while wearing a hijab, and now she's breaking barriers again as the first hijab-wearing Barbie doll.  SEE ALSO: This nonprofit is selling tiny $6 hijabs for children to put on their dolls The announcement was made at Glamour's … [Link]

Mashable » Twitter is trying something new with Moments: vertical scrolling

Monday 13 November 21:38:22 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwitter Moments could soon get a new look. Twitter is currently testing a new look for Moments on iOS and Android that's meant to make its design more consistent with the rest of the site. SEE ALSO: Twitter makes 280 characters the new normal Instead of the current format, which emphasizes photos and videos and arranges tweets horizontally, the new design … [Link]

Mashable » Confused deer gets caught in NSFW act with a lawn ornament

Monday 13 November 21:31:08 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Depending on where you live, you may encounter deer from time to time. For the most part, they seem to storm off quite quickly, but that's not the case here. This deer seems to be persistent in sticking around and for one specific reason only.  Apparently, it has wandered its way into someone's lawn and confused an ornament for one … [Link]

Slashdot » More Than 15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Issue 'Warning To Humanity'

Monday 13 November 21:25:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CBC.ca: More than 15,000 scientists around the world have issued a global warning: there needs to be change in order to save Earth. It comes 25 years after the first notice in 1992 when a mere 1,500 scientists issued a similar warning. This new cautioning — which gained popularity on Twitter with #ScientistsWarningToHumanity … [Link]

Mashable » Trump administration tried to promote fossil fuels at global climate meeting. It didn't go well.

Monday 13 November 21:15:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA Trump administration attempt to offer fossil fuels as a solution to climate change was subject to protest and walkouts on Monday at U.N. climate talks in Bonn. Representatives of the fossil fuel industry said they wanted to be part of the conversation and sat through intense questioning and heckling from media and protesters in the room. The bitterness that has divided … [Link]

Mashable » Trump administration tried to promote fossil fuels at global climate meeting. It didn't go well.

Monday 13 November 21:15:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA Trump administration attempt to offer fossil fuels as a solution to climate change was subject to protest and walkouts on Monday at U.N. climate talks in Bonn. Representatives of the fossil fuel industry said they wanted to be part of the conversation and sat through intense questioning and heckling from media and protesters in the room. The bitterness that has divided … [Link]

Mashable » Learn how to market yourself by creating a personal brand

Monday 13 November 21:13:19 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Hey, I've got a question for you. How would you describe your personal brand?  Okay, that's probably not a question you're going to have to answer very often in your life, but the way you present yourself to the world, in everything from Instagram … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Subpoenaed Over Data Privacy, Antitrust in Missouri

Monday 13 November 20:45:00 UTC 2017

Google is facing a new front in its regulatory battles after Missouri's attorney general on Monday launched a broad investigation into whether the company's business practices violate the state's consumer-protection and antitrust laws. From a report: Attorney General Josh Hawley's office said on Monday that it issued a subpoena to investigate if Google's use of information that it collects about … [Link]

Mashable » Broncos QB connects with dude's head instead of receiver

Monday 13 November 20:44:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere are certain sports where you can expect to get hit by a flying object. Baseball is probably the most likely with the combination of home runs and foul balls. Boxing is probably the lowest, unless you actually enter the ring during the match. Football falls somewhere in between.  SEE ALSO: A cat ran onto a football field and might've been … [Link]

Mashable » 'SNL's hilarious 'Mortal Kombat' character needs to be a real thing

Monday 13 November 20:43:20 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook This weekend's Saturday Night Live included a sketch that revolved around a competitive fighting game tournament clearly based on Mortal Kombat. And with it, the SNL team introduced a hilarious new character. The new character, Boo Boo Jeffries (played by the hilarious Tiffany Haddish), doesn't really fight so much as do little dance moves associated with powerful artists like Beyonce … [Link]

Mashable » A couple's viral photo results in a Twitter thread that'll make your day

Monday 13 November 20:32:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEmbarrassing photos happen to everyone and it's best to embrace 'em, share 'em, and go viral on the internet.  New Yorker Mike Tague attended a friend's wedding with his boyfriend, Andrew Mercier, and while sitting at their table, the photographer snapped a candid photo of the couple. The photo is lovely until you notice one thing in the way — a … [Link]

Mashable » Hackers fool the iPhone X's Face ID using a cheesy-looking mask

Monday 13 November 20:19:27 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fvideo uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f82967%2f7e1f7535 a028 4885 9984 973f49d6cd0c Read more… {"player":{"descript~ better paint for the gods.","image":&quot~ this drag queen trick the iPhone X's Face ID?","sources":[{&qu~ transformation,drag queen,rupaul,rupaul's drag race,facial recognition,drag queens,queer,real-time,real-time video,real time,rupaul charles,real-time-video,real time video,iphone x,facial recognition software,facial recognition technology,face id,inside drag,brita filter","sec0":null,~ transformation,drag queen,rupaul,rupaul's drag race,facial recognition,drag queens,queer,real-time,real-time video,real time,rupaul charles,real-time-video,real time video,iphone x,facial recognition software,facial recognition technology,face id,inside drag,brita filter","videoSeriesName&~ More about Apple, Iphone, Security, … [Link]

Mashable » The battle of the spaghetti burritos is not for weak stomachs

Monday 13 November 20:07:32 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Move over, spaghetti tacos — there's a new pasta creation in town, and it involves a large deep fryer.  YouTubers Julia and JP from HellthyJunkFood challenged each other to a spaghetti burrito competition and no noodle was left untouched. Julia created a cheesy garlic-based spaghetti burrito, while JP decided to make a meat log wrapped in fried spaghetti. Not surprisingly, … [Link]

Slashdot » Firefox 57 Brings Better Sandboxing on Linux

Monday 13 November 20:05:00 UTC 2017

Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: Firefox 57, set to be released tomorrow, will ship with improvements to the browser's sandbox security feature for Linux users. The Firefox sandboxing feature isolates the browser from the operating system in a way to prevent web attacks from using a vulnerability in the browser engine and its legitimate functions to attack the underlying operating … [Link]

Mashable » 'Star Trek: Discovery' just entered a whole bunch of new universes

Monday 13 November 20:00:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you've been wondering whether to jump on board with Star Trek: Discovery, the show CBS is using to sell its $6-a-month All Access streaming service, Sunday night's episode answered your questions with an unqualified yes … just in time for its long mid-season break.  When the show returns in January — spoilers for the mid-season finale follow — the crew … [Link]

Mashable » 'Wonder Woman 2' will hit theaters sooner than we expected

Monday 13 November 20:00:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLeave it to Wonder Woman to make your day just a little bit brighter. Wonder Woman 2 has just been set to hit theaters November 1, 2019 – a full six weeks earlier than the previously announced December 13, 2019 release date. SEE ALSO: 'Wonder Woman' takes the title of highest grossing superhero origin story No official reason was given for … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Lighter Capital Puts Up $15M to Ignite Developer Interest in Intuit's QuickBooks Platform

Monday 13 November 20:00:00 UTC 2017

Coming up in 2018, ProgrammableWeb will be releasing a comprehensive series on how API providers can best optimize engagement with developers. Sure, there’s a long list of widely accepted best practices that we’ll be sure to note. But, we’re also always on the lookout for unique and innovative practices that could merit inclusion as well. One such approach, being launched … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook signs Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray for an original video series

Monday 13 November 19:55:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIn its latest effort towards creating popular video, Facebook has signed the Murray brothers — Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray — for an original Facebook Watch show. Variety reports that the baseball-loving brothers will star in an unscripted original series called Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray’s Extra Innings. SEE ALSO: Facebook's video could finally catch up to YouTube The 10-episode comedy series, produced … [Link]

Mashable » A fitness tracker designed to help runners perfect their stride

Monday 13 November 19:52:43 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Wearable fitness trackers and their companion apps have revolutionized the way we exercise, making data about working out easy to access and analyze. SEE ALSO: Forget standing desks, biking desks are here to boost your office fitness Your Fitbit is great for general information … [Link]

Mashable » 150,000-domino setup celebrates 'Super Mario Odyssey' in stunning fashion

Monday 13 November 19:30:47 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook YouTuber TheDominoKing is back with an impressive new domino video, this time celebrating the release of Super Mario Odyssey with a whopping 148,777 dominoes. The individual domino creations include Mario and friends, Cappy, Bowser, captured enemies, and even some of Mario's 2D renditions throughout the nearly 5-minute-long video of dominoes continuously crashing into each other. The detailed depictions of Odyssey … [Link]

Slashdot » Not Every Article Needs a Picture

Monday 13 November 19:25:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares an article: Pictures and text often pair nicely together. You have an article about a thing, and the picture illustrates that thing, which in many cases helps you understand the thing better. But on the web, this logic no longer holds, because at some point it was decided that all texts demand a picture. It may … [Link]

Mashable » Actually, destroying Keurig coffee machines is good

Monday 13 November 19:24:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookConservative internet dudes are smashing their Keurig coffee brewers to take a political stand, and reader, they might just be on to something.  SEE ALSO: Sean Hannity's defense of Roy Moore is costing him advertisers It's definitely not the point they're trying to make, but it's a point all the same. Keurig machines and the coffee pods they squirt hot water … [Link]

Mashable » Turns out Twitter with 280 characters is at least good for one thing: Playing 'Tetris'

Monday 13 November 19:07:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThanks to Twitter's decision to give every user the ability to tweet with up to 280 characters, we now have twice the amount of bullshit to parse through as we scroll through our feeds. But it's not all bad; 280 Twitter gave us one thing worth celebrating: Tetris. There's a new Twitter account called Play Tetris that utilizes the expanded character … [Link]

Mashable » These drunk pandas need a ride, while this sloth needs a friend

Monday 13 November 19:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Animals are always looking for new best friends or celebrating with some old pals. Maybe you could be their new buddy? Find out with our new series 'Talk Like The Animals'!  Subscribe to Mashable Watercooler on YouTube for upcoming episodes of Talk Like The Animals and more. Read more… More about Watercooler, Friendship, Cute Animals, Pandas, and Sloth [Link]

Mashable » This inspiring 76-year-old lady defies her age in a deadlifting event

Monday 13 November 18:59:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAnn Buszard once couldn't get out of a chair, according to her Starting Strength trainer. But now, the 76-year-old woman has beaten all odds. She deadlifted 200 pounds in front of a cheering crowd at the United States Strengthlifting Federation Fall Classic in Illinois. Read more…More about Watercooler, Mashable Video, Inspiring, Social Good, and Feel Good [Link]

Mashable » This is why you never, ever cross the street behind a bus

Monday 13 November 18:59:09 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook A group of school children crossing the road in Norway learned an important lesson in pedestrian safety recently. A vehicle equipped with a dashcam was following a bus. At one point the bus pulls over and a few kids get off, and head to the rear of the bus. Instead of waiting for the bus to leave to get a … [Link]

Mashable » Qualcomm just killed the world's biggest tech deal ever

Monday 13 November 18:53:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookQualcomm has officially rejected Broadcom's $105 billion acquisition offer — an offer so huge it was set to become the world's largest tech deal. The San Diego-based chipmaker announced on Monday that it was passing on the acquisition, which Broadcom actually valued at $130 billion taking Qualcomm's $25 billion debt into account.  Why? Well, for the simple reason Qualcomm believes it's … [Link]

Mashable » Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, and the Cavs took a subway ride like it was no big deal

Monday 13 November 18:49:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSome lucky New Yorkers received a Monday morning treat when they jumped on the subway today (a sentence I never thought could exist, but here we are).  Lebron James— joined by Dwyane Wade, Kyle Korver, JR Smith, and the rest of Cleveland Cavaliers team— decided to join the plebeians and grace what appears to be a C train with their unexpected … [Link]

Slashdot » Verizon, AT&T Announce Plans To Build and Share Hundreds of New Cell Towers

Monday 13 November 18:46:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: Verizon and AT&T announced a joint venture with Tillman Infrastructure to build and share hundreds of cell towers in more in a move that is sure to be seen as a threat to more established tower companies. The companies said the new structures "will add to the overall communications infrastructure in the United States," … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon is remaking 'Lord of the Rings' as a series because everyone wants their own 'Game of Thrones'

Monday 13 November 18:37:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe rumors are true: Amazon Studios is moving ahead with a small-screen adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's beloved fantasy series The Lord of the Rings, despite the fact that Peter Jackson's film trilogy was pretty much perfect and a remake is wholly unnecessary. (We won't speak of The Hobbit franchise.) Amazon has acquired global television rights to the series and … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook's effort to stop the spread of propaganda and misinformation just isn't working

Monday 13 November 18:30:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Facebook part of each breaking news cycle is pretty familiar to journalists: A story breaks, and it seems just a matter of time until a false or misleading bit of information appears on Facebook's "trending" section or otherwise makes its way around the platform with alarming speed. Facebook's fake news problem, which the company initially downplayed, was on display during … [Link]

Slashdot » Payphones Still Make Millions of Dollars

Monday 13 November 18:05:00 UTC 2017

From a report on Motherboard: Disruption-y tech companies like Uber and Twitter are a big part of "the discourse" and our daily lives, but neither of them make any profit. You know what once-groundbreaking technology doesn't have any problems making bank year after year? That's right, it's payphones. Most people now have a cell phone, so you may have wondered … [Link]

Mashable » Stories are about to invade your Facebook News Feed in a major way

Monday 13 November 18:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFacebook Stories may not be all that popular, but the company isn't letting that stop it from finding new ways to force users to interact with them. Today, Facebook is introducing a set of new features for all its version of Stories, including one that will allow the ephemeral videos to be tied to specific pages, events, and Groups. The update … [Link]

Mashable » Get some real cooking done in this Crock-Pot slow cooker that's 17% off

Monday 13 November 17:41:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Why hunch over a stove all day when a slow cooker can do it for you? If you're curious about what slow cooking can do, then you might want to grab this Crock-Pot slow cooker for 17% off. This 7-quart Crock-Pot is simple to … [Link]

Mashable » Sexist self-driving car ad says the biggest benefit of AI is keeping women from driving

Monday 13 November 17:41:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookChinese search giant Baidu has a self-driving car project in development that aims to put its autonomous driving platform into vehicles as early as next year. The company's latest attempt at a viral promotion is far from anything you'd expect to see from one of the world's most advanced autonomous projects, however — or really any major brand in 2017.  SEE … [Link]

Mashable » The grassroots group that wants to ban plastic straws in Cornwall

Monday 13 November 17:29:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOne conversation between a surfer and a businesswoman has led to a huge social media campaign to help clean up Britain's polluted beaches. Britain is experiencing a worrying rise in the amount of litter, particularly plastic, found on the seabed around its shores.  SEE ALSO: These edible wrappers could help keep plastic out of the ocean In 2016 there's been an … [Link]

Slashdot » Munich Council: To Hell With Linux, We're Going Full Windows in 2020

Monday 13 November 17:25:00 UTC 2017

The German city of Munich, which received much popularity back in the day when it first ditched Microsoft's services in favor of open-source software, has now agreed to stop using Linux and switch back to Windows. If the decision is ratified by the full council in two weeks, Windows 10 will start rolling out across the city in 2020. From … [Link]

Mashable » True American heroes raise nearly $60,000 for cyclist who gave Trump the finger

Monday 13 November 17:20:16 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe woman who repeatedly flipped off President Donald Trump's motorcade while biking — and gave us that now-iconic photo of her greeting — is getting some financial assistance from her admirers in the form of a $100,000 GoFundMe campaign. The GoFundMe is intended to support the cyclist, Juli Briskman, who lost her job because of the photo. At the time of … [Link]

Mashable » Global warming emissions hit record high in 2017, because nothing good happens this year

Monday 13 November 17:15:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor three straight years, global greenhouse gas emissions — the primary driver of global warming — leveled off while economic growth continued. This led to a flood of optimism that at long last, greenhouse gas emissions were peaking and would finally start declining. In addition, it sparked a flurry of stories about how the world was finally separating, or to use … [Link]

Mashable » Not a joke: Sydney's public voted to name its newest ferry, Ferry McFerryface

Monday 13 November 17:15:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBoaty McBoatface's legacy lives on. Last year Transport NSW started a public competition last year in Sydney, Australia, to name their latest ferry. And now an official name has now been announced: Ferry McFerryface.  More than 15,000 suggestions were made in the Name Your Ferry competition. The public was allowed to vote using the Name Your Ferry website and the #yourferry … [Link]

Mashable » Can this drag queen trick the iPhone X's Face ID?

Monday 13 November 17:04:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe asked one of New York's favorite drag queens, Brita Filter, to put the iPhone X's new facial recognition feature to the test and see if it could recognize her in and out of drag. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Lgbtq, Makeup, Makeup Transformation, and Drag Queen [Link]

Mashable » The Age of Female Horror

Monday 13 November 17:03:11 UTC 2017

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

Mashable » First look at Reddit Chat, Reddit's new instant messaging feature

Monday 13 November 17:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookReddit is about to make one of its biggest changes yet. The site will soon launch a new instant messaging feature called Reddit Chat. Unlike Reddit's current private messaging system, Reddit Chat will allow individual users and groups to connect instantaneously much like the chat features on Facebook or other social networks.   SEE ALSO: Sean Parker made billions off of … [Link]

Mashable » 2 ways you can catch a parasite in the US

Monday 13 November 16:50:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWe spoke with a doctor who specializes in parasites about how you can catch them in the United States and what happens to your body if you do. Read more…More about Science, Health, Mashable Video, Usa, and Southern United States [Link]

Slashdot » Huddle's 'Highly Secure' Work Tool Exposed KPMG And BBC Files

Monday 13 November 16:46:00 UTC 2017

Chris Foxx, reporting for BBC: The BBC has discovered a security flaw in the office collaboration tool Huddle that led to private documents being exposed to unauthorised parties. A BBC journalist was inadvertently signed in to a KPMG account, with full access to private financial documents. Huddle is an online tool that lets work colleagues share content and describes itself … [Link]

Mashable » Keep your selfie game on point with this compact selfie stick that's $13

Monday 13 November 16:44:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. It's about time you upgraded your selfie game. This compact selfie stick should be on your wish list, especially for 69% off. This selfie stick is lightweight, but can stretch out up to 29 inches. It lasts up to six hours on a single … [Link]

Mashable » Family turns Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' into a gospel song

Monday 13 November 16:44:05 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNothing brings family together more than Cardi B. Twitter user Kevin Bush (@selfcritics) shared a video of his family remixing "Bodak Yellow" into a gospel chorale and it will absolutely give you life.  SEE ALSO: Cardi B got engaged onstage and fans are freaking out The family's soulful harmonization of the song's lyrics, “I don’t dance now, I make money moves," … [Link]

Mashable » Uber is raising the saddest $10 billion in funding ever

Monday 13 November 16:40:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUber is still a shiny unicorn per Silicon Valley standards, but the ride-hailing giant is nowhere near as magical as it used to be. The latest development in a series of unfortunate events: Uber signed off on a new funding round that could total up to $10 billion. That cash infusion, led by Japan's SoftBank Group and U.S. investment group Dragoneer, … [Link]

Mashable » iPhone X owners: Please, please, please don’t be idiots, and do this

Monday 13 November 16:39:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple says the glass on the brand new iPhone X, which covers the front of back of the phone, is the "most durable glass ever in a smartphone." This might be true. But it's still glass. Now that Apple's most expensive and technologically advanced handset has made it into the real world, some people are already dropping their naked, case-less phones … [Link]

Mashable » This block of sand defies physics

Monday 13 November 16:33:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSand is one of the least strong materials since it only relies on internal friction for support. YouTuber Practical Engineering found that using even little reinforcements strengthened the sand. The tension in the reinforcements creates confining pressure in the soil, which is how highway walls stay up. Read more…More about Youtube, Science, Mashable Video, Sand, and Physics [Link]

Mashable » Church of England's advice not to bully boys who play dress-up in tutus is really the bare minimum

Monday 13 November 16:26:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe Church of England is taking serious steps to crack down on rampant biphobic, transphobic, and homophobic bullying in its schools.  SEE ALSO: 7 things to know when speaking about transgender people According to new guidance from the church, teachers should let children experiment with gender without labelling or criticism them.  Boys must be free to wear a tutu, tiara, and … [Link]

Mashable » Marc Maron on Louis C.K.: 'I'm disappointed in my friend'

Monday 13 November 16:15:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookComedian Marc Maron spend the first 20 minutes of his latest podcast episode talking about Louis C.K. and the troubling gender dynamics of Hollywood and comedy.  On Thursday. C.K. was accused of sexual misconduct by five women in a New York Times article; he issued a statement confirming the women's accounts the next day, at the same time in which he … [Link]

Mashable » Lyft is finally going international

Monday 13 November 16:08:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLyft is making a major move to go north of the border and finally expand its ride-hailing network outside the United States.  The company announced in a blog post it has tabbed Toronto, Canada, as its first international territory. Lyft also put out an open call for drivers to make up its fleet in the city, where it will open a … [Link]

Mashable » New York's subway systems are switching to gender inclusive announcements

Monday 13 November 16:05:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCongrats to the New York subway system for making an active attempt to be less awful. While commuters still have to deal with their fair share of overcrowding and delays, on Friday, New York's PIX11 announced that the city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is taking an important step in promoting equality: switching to gender inclusive announcements. SEE ALSO: Facial recognition could … [Link]

Slashdot » Amazon Developing a Free, Ad-Supported Version of Prime Video: Report

Monday 13 November 16:05:00 UTC 2017

Amazon is developing a free, ad-supported complement to its Prime streaming video service, AdAge reported on Monday, citing people familiar with Amazon's plans. From the report: The company is talking with TV networks, movie studios and other media companies about providing programming to the service, they say. Amazon Prime subscribers pay $99 per year for free shipping but also access … [Link]

Mashable » Florida man faces eviction over emotional-support squirrel

Monday 13 November 16:03:45 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNever get in the way of a man and his pet…even if it's a nut-loving rodent.  Ryan Boylan was issued a notice from his condo to get rid of Brutis the squirrel or face eviction. For Boylan the option was simple…the squirrel stays.  According to WFLA News, property management at the Island Walk Condominiums discovered the squirrel in April and filed … [Link]

Mashable » Hate the iPhone X 'notch'? There's an app for that.

Monday 13 November 16:03:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookOk "notch"-haters of the world, you win: Apple has approved an app to get rid of the dreaded notch on the iPhone X. Spotted by The Verge, Axiem Systems' "Notch Remover" app will transform the notch — that pesky rounded black cutout at the top of the iPhone X screen — into a more palatable straight bar that runs across the … [Link]

Mashable » Animals chat with their besties, just like us

Monday 13 November 16:00:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAnimals are always looking for new best friends or celebrating with old pals, and they think you could be a new buddy! It's our new series 'Talk Like The Animals'!  Ever wonder what it’d sound like if animals could talk? We were so curious we made it happen with sarcastic, silly, and even sassy personalities. Subscribe to Mashable Watercooler on YouTube … [Link]

Mashable » This Twitter thread about missing loved ones at Christmas has a heartwarming twist ending

Monday 13 November 15:58:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwitter may be packed full of petty arguments, angry trolls, and more vitriol than you can shake a tiny blue bird at, but it's not all bad. Sometimes it can actually be quite a nice place. SEE ALSO: What 280 characters means for Twitter's future On Saturday, Rachael Prior wrote two tweets describing how Christmas reminds her of her dad. Nowhere … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Exclusive: Brain implant boosts human memory for the first time

Monday 13 November 15:55:56 UTC 2017

A device that zaps the brain with electricity has improved people’s scores on memory tests. It may have the power to help dementia, or boost other brain skills [Link]

Mashable » Bill Gates pledges $100 million of his own fortune to fight Alzheimer's

Monday 13 November 15:46:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBill Gates just donated a piece of his fortune to advance the fight against Alzheimer's disease. The philanthropist and Microsoft founder announced in a blog post Monday that he will give $50 million to the Dementia Discovery Fund, a public-private partnership that invests in innovative dementia research. Gates will also donate another $50 million in startups working in Alzheimer’s research. SEE … [Link]

Mashable » How Water Mission's WASH solutions stand the test of time

Monday 13 November 15:43:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFor developing communities in many parts of the world, safe drinking water is far from a guaranteed part of daily life. Hand in hand with water safety is the issue of proper sanitation. A lack of resources, infrastructure, and education often means that practices like open defecation or poor hand-washing further threaten a community's already precarious water supply. Water Mission, an … [Link]

Mashable » Colin Kaepernick lands the cover of GQ in magazine's first 'Citizen of the Year'

Monday 13 November 15:40:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen Colin Kaepernick took a knee in protest of police brutality, it sparked a national conversation—one that has blackballed him from the NFL but is still echoing strong, as evidenced by GQ magazine. It named the former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback their first 'citizens of the year' on Monday. Kaepernick has remained silent throughout the majority of his activism (spare clarifying … [Link]

Mashable » Owner realizes that his cat says a friendly 'hello' every day

Monday 13 November 15:25:37 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook It's time to pack it in people, cats are beginning to learn the English language.  This friendly feline takes a moment out of his busy schedule of napping, climbing on couches, and bird-watching from the window to greet his owner every day with a pleasant "hello" when its human gets back from work. Maybe next time the owner will teach … [Link]

Mashable » Flying taxis could be here by 2020 thanks to Uber

Monday 13 November 15:25:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUber has signed an agreement with NASA to create a brand new air traffic control system to support their forthcoming UberAir service. The flying taxi service is being developed in Dubai, Dallas, and Los Angeles. Read more…More about Travel, Nasa, Technology, Transportation, and Mashable Video [Link]

Slashdot » Bill Gates Pledges $100 Million To Find an Alzheimer's Cure, His First Commitment To a Non-communicable Disease

Monday 13 November 15:25:00 UTC 2017

At present, there is no treatment to stop the Alzheimer's. Bill Gates wants to make a sizeable attempt to change that. From a report:He is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment — a personal one and not part … [Link]

Mashable » Forget elevators, you can cycle up skyscrapers with this new design

Monday 13 November 15:23:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRoyal College of Art graduate, Elena Larriba, designed "Vycle", a bicycle-inspired vertical transportation system that aims to disrupt the 'elevator or stairs' dilemma by adding a third choice to it. Elevators require a lot of energy to transfer people from one floor to another, whereas stairs are taking too much space and can be exhausting. Of course, the creators of this … [Link]

Mashable » This gooseneck smartphone holder twists and turns and is less than $10

Monday 13 November 15:22:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Add a bit of a twist to using your smartphone with this adjustable gooseneck stand that's 63% off. This stand can hold a smartphone, camera, or GPS — basically anything up to three inches in thickness. It clamps onto your desk or another flat … [Link]

Mashable » Elon Musk says the Tesla Semi will blow your mind ‘out of your skull’

Monday 13 November 15:18:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNever one lost for a hyperbole, Elon Musk promoted Thursday’s upcoming Tesla Semi Truck unveiling in Hawthorne, California, with a little Rick and Morty-inspired hucksterism. SEE ALSO: Driving a Tesla Model 3 is pretty damn awesome The Tesla CEO, who has a known affinity for the acerbic, dimension-twisting show,  also revealed on Sunday in the same tweet that, like the Model … [Link]

Mashable » Pick up these fancy wireless headphones for 74% off on Amazon

Monday 13 November 15:07:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you're an iPhone user still getting used to your new phone not having a headphone jack, this pair of wireless headphones might make the transition a bit easier, and they're even 74% off right now. SEE ALSO: This course can teach you how … [Link]

Slashdot » Qualcomm Board of Directors Unanimously Rejects Broadcom's Unsolicited Proposal

Monday 13 November 14:45:00 UTC 2017

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm on Monday rejected rival Broadcom's $103 billion bid to purchase the company, stating that Broadcom's proposal "dramatically undervalues" Qualcomm and comes with "significant regulatory uncertainty.". Share on Google+ Read more of this story at Slashdot. [Link]

Slashdot » Hackers Say They've Broken Face ID a Week After iPhone X Release

Monday 13 November 14:05:00 UTC 2017

Andy Greenberg, writing for Wired: When Apple released the iPhone X on November 3, it touched off an immediate race among hackers around the world to be the first to fool the company's futuristic new form of authentication. On Friday, Vietnamese security firm Bkav released a blog post and video showing that — by all appearances — they'd cracked Face … [Link]

Mashable » John Oliver says Trump presidency is like being 'murdered by a sloth'

Monday 13 November 13:39:00 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Last Weak Tonight had its season finale last night. The Trump presidency sadly did not. Oliver reviewed our "year in Trump" for the show, comparing it to being murdered by a sloth. "It happens very slowly and you might not notice until it’s too late," Oliver said. Watch and say your goodbyes to John, at least until next season. Read … [Link]

Mashable » No, this isn't a real conversation between Bill Clinton and Tony Blair

Monday 13 November 13:06:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFake news and hoaxes are like zombies: just when you think they're dead, they make a spectacular — and unexpected — comeback, stronger than before.  SEE ALSO: Some genius is imagining hilarious conversations between Bill Clinton and Tony Blair A Twitter account called "History Lovers Club" — one of those social media aggregators of quirky, compelling photos from the past — … [Link]

Mashable » J.K. Rowling just tweeted the sweetest reply to a struggling writer

Monday 13 November 12:53:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJ.K. Rowling may have a reputation as something of a Twitter badass, but she has a softer side too. SEE ALSO: 27 times J.K. Rowling was the hero we all needed in 2016 On Sunday, a 23-year-old aspiring writer and Harry Potter fan took to Twitter to share a feeling all aspiring writers will know well: frustration. I want to write … [Link]

Mashable » Hela's helmet from 'Thor: Ragnarok' was 3D-printed and it's seriously cool

Monday 13 November 12:46:31 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Turns out to get yourself an awesome villain helmet bristling with evil-looking antlers, you're gonna need a 3D-printer. SEE ALSO: Chris Hemsworth posts touching tribute to the true victim of 'Thor: Ragnarok' In the clip above, Jose Fernandez from Ironhead Studio talks about the challenge of making Hela's helmet for Thor: Ragnarok.  The prop studio made the helmet using a … [Link]

Mashable » Video of live TV interview shows the moment a powerful earthquake hit Iraq

Monday 13 November 12:44:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWitnessing an earthquake is surprising enough, even more so if you're doing a live interview on camera and don't exactly know how to react.  SEE ALSO: Life in disaster-hit zones could improve with this multifunctional portable toilet Hiwa Jamal, a reporter for Rudaw TV news, based in Erbil, northeast Iraq, was interviewing Ismail Namiq, member of parliament for the Kurdish Gorran … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Why people ruin others’ lives by exposing all their data online

Monday 13 November 12:35:31 UTC 2017

Doxers causes devastation by revealing targets' sensitive information to the worst elements of the internet. Now the first study to examine doxing shows who is most affected – and a potential fix [Link]

New Scientist – News » Your data is too valuable and sensitive to dish out for free

Monday 13 November 12:35:30 UTC 2017

What you buy, watch and read online is scooped up ostensibly to tailor services to you, but it is often sold on. New EU rules will help people take back control [Link]

New Scientist – News » Bad news: Carbon emissions have suddenly started rising again

Monday 13 November 12:35:29 UTC 2017

Emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel are on the rise again. We desperately need more action to stop climate change, and that means putting a price on carbon [Link]

Slashdot » New Study Suggests We Don't Understand Supervolcanoes

Monday 13 November 12:34:00 UTC 2017

Better microsampling (and analysis) are revealing "previously obscured" clues about how super-hot molten lava behaves, according to a Science Alert article shared by schwit1: "The older view is that there's a long period with a big tank of molten rock in the crust," says geoscientist Nathan Andersen from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "A new view is that magma is stored … [Link]

Mashable » Brits are celebrating the 6-year anniversary of a dog chasing some deer and it's still funny

Monday 13 November 12:15:46 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook How time flies. Almost as fast as a bunch of deer being chased by a labrador. SEE ALSO: Dog owners will love this puppy paw cleaner Six years ago today a video of a dog named Fenton chasing some deer to the dismay of his human went viral. People have been celebrating this happy day on Twitter. Happy Jesus Christ, … [Link]

Mashable » Piers Morgan gets brutally shut down with the perfect 'Inbetweeners' photo

Monday 13 November 12:10:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwitter burns can come in many different forms. Sometimes it's a handful of passive-aggressive emoji. Other times it might be a well-placed sentence or two. SEE ALSO: Piers Morgan just sunk to a new low, and Twitter can't take it any more Or, if you happen to be taking aim at Piers Morgan, it might just take one simple image. pic.twitter.com/MSW3OZNS34 … [Link]

Mashable » Hugh Grant fired an agent for the weirdest reason

Monday 13 November 11:06:22 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Professional relationships can end for all sorts of reasons. For example, unexpectedly seeing your agent's anus. SEE ALSO: Jason Momoa speaking to Hugh Grant in Dothraki is beautiful to watch Hugh Grant went on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night and said he has a bad track record with agents. "I fired one poor man who was a brilliant … [Link]

Mashable » This giant worm that chomps fish with its horrible jaws will make your skin crawl

Monday 13 November 11:03:34 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe documentaries of David Attenborough have been delighting the UK for decades. SEE ALSO: This giant fish that gulps down birds is the stuff nightmares are made of But in with the wonder of nature, the BBC likes to mix a healthy dose of horror. Along with adorable fishies and turtles, this Sunday's Blue Planet II featured a creature straight out … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook inexplicably banned these 'NSFW' festive bird Christmas cards

Monday 13 November 10:52:23 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook‘Tis the season for NSFW content. SEE ALSO: People are decorating their pineapples as Christmas trees Artist Jackie Charley was just trying to sell some Christmas cards featuring wintry critters, when Facebook took down her postTheir reasoning made her laugh. If there's been some bees with that bird it would be more understandable. But the birds and the squirrels and the … [Link]

Mashable » Jason Momoa's story about meeting his wife Lisa Bonet starts off creepy, then turns super sweet

Monday 13 November 10:32:55 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Jason Momoa's story about meeting Lisa Bonet treads a fine line between adorable and mildly creepy — but hey, the good news is it has a happy ending. "Ever since I was like 8 years old and I saw her on the TV, I was like: 'Mommy I want that one'," explains Momoa in the clip above. "I'm like: 'I'm … [Link]

Mashable » Jason Momoa speaking to Hugh Grant in Dothraki is beautiful to watch

Monday 13 November 9:52:39 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Speaking another language is a pretty cool party trick in any situation — but when the language in question is Dothraki, and the person delivering it happens to be Jason fricking Momoa, the whole thing gets taken to another level. SEE ALSO: Jason Momoa is getting in shape for Justice League The Game of Thrones star appeared on The Graham … [Link]

Mashable » Parachute-flying guy launches paper plane up in the sky and catches it

Monday 13 November 9:34:25 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Warning: This video is going to make you really envious you can't fly. Paramotor operator and vlogger Tucker Gott managed to launch a paper airplane while 2,000 ft in the air, circle back around and catch it again. He was lucky enough to get it on camera for posterity. "I think that's the most epic thing i've done my entire … [Link]

Mashable » The beloved VW Beetle is about to go electric

Monday 13 November 9:16:49 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe timeless VW Beetle is about to step into the future. Volkswagen is considering plans for an electric Beetle, according to VW's chairman Herbert Diess. SEE ALSO: This refurbished VW Bus is the DeLorean time machine of vans Speaking to Autocar, Diess said that the company was "actively considering" plans for an electric Beetle as part of a range of zero-emissions … [Link]

Mashable » Greenhouse gas emissions just went the wrong way, again

Monday 13 November 8:36:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAfter years of promise, we're going backwards on greenhouse gases. Global carbon dioxide emissions are expected to rise by 2 percent in 2017, following a flat line between 2014 and 2016. SEE ALSO: Deadly smog smothers New Delhi, posing grave health risks These results come from researchers at the Global Carbon Project, showing an unexpected increase in emissions from the world's … [Link]

Slashdot » Asgardia Becomes the First Nation Deployed in Space

Monday 13 November 8:34:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes CNET: An Orbital ATK Antares rocket carrying a cubesat named Asgardia-1 launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia early Sunday. The milk carton-sized satellite makes up the entirety of territory of the self-proclaimed "Space Kingdom" of Asgardia… Over 300,000 people signed up online to become "citizens" of the nation over the last year. The main … [Link]

Mashable » While we were all laughing at Trump's awkward handshake, you missed this guy in the corner

Monday 13 November 7:45:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhile we all were busy looking at Trump's awkward handshake, this guy was in the corner was having the last laugh. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was one of many world leaders who on Monday attended an international summit in the Philippines.  SEE ALSO: Trump tried this special handshake and the photos aren't too… flattering The opening ceremony of the Association … [Link]

Mashable » 'Do I regret not being president? Yeah, I do': Joe Biden tells Oprah

Monday 13 November 7:29:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJoe Biden's been constantly asked whether he's considered running for president in 2020. One person who could get that answer out in a perfect soundbite? Oprah Winfrey, of course. The former U.S. Vice President sat down for a chat with my personal presidential preference, Winfrey, to discuss the possibility of a presidential campaign, the tragic loss of his family, and his … [Link]

Mashable » Trump's tweet criticising Kim Jong-un makes a lot more sense as if you read it from this perspective

Monday 13 November 6:55:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis feature puts Donald Trump's tweets a lot more into perspective. A recent tweet by the U.S. President criticising his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un, makes a lot more sense once you read it in its more befitting form: a middle school insult.  SEE ALSO: 6-year-old Arabella is still Trump's greatest diplomat in China "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by … [Link]

Mashable » 7 in 10 people in Southeast Asia scrambled to buy on 'Singles' Day' via their mobiles

Monday 13 November 5:51:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf you hadn't heard, Saturday's Singles' Day sale in China absolutely smashed last year's already phenomenal record, bringing in $25 billion in a day on a single shopping site — Alibaba Taobao. Over in Southeast Asia, a quieter storm is brewing, but it's an important indicator of a market that's rapidly embracing ecommerce. SEE ALSO: Chinese shoppers spent $25 *billion* on … [Link]

Mashable » 'The Walking Dead' just gave us the most devastating battle yet

Monday 13 November 5:27:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis interview contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 8, episode 4, titled "Some Guy." To refresh your memory of where we left off, check out our recap of episode 3. Season 8 of The Walking Dead opened with a bang; Rick's triumphant assault on the Sanctuary certainly made us believe that our heroes were starting off on the right foot. … [Link]

Slashdot » Ask Slashdot: Which Laptop Has The Best Keyboard?

Monday 13 November 5:00:00 UTC 2017

Slashdot reader Rock21k is thinking of replacing an old laptop. But… All newer laptops seem to have wide spacing between the keyboard keys, which I hate… At one time, this used to be for consumer laptops but most major companies have done it for business laptops as well… Probably over time I might get used to it, but definitely not … [Link]

Mashable » Trump tried this special handshake and the photos aren't too… flattering

Monday 13 November 3:36:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDonald Trump, well-noted aficionado of the dominant handshake, found himself in unfamiliar greeting territory on Monday. Joining other world leaders at the ASEAN Summit in the Philippines, the U.S. President was required to perform the special "ASEAN handshake" with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, who stood next to him. SEE ALSO: Trump's still tweeting from China … [Link]

Mashable » 'Outlander' just made a big change in episode 9

Monday 13 November 2:58:45 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2017%2f11%2f3fa94a04 b74b 75d9%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ makes such a difference.","image"~ just made a big change in episode 9","sources":[{&quot~ heughan,caitriona balfe,outlander season 3,claire fraser,jamie fraser,outlander recap,bear mccreary","sec0":nul~ heughan,caitriona balfe,outlander season 3,claire fraser,jamie fraser,outlander recap,bear mccreary","videoSeriesNam~ More about Music, Outlander, Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, and Outlander Season 3 [Link]

Mashable » Rare frilled shark with unusual teeth and 'snake-like' head found off Portugal's coast

Monday 13 November 2:54:01 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSink your teeth into this. A little-known frilled shark has been found off the Algarve coast in Portugal by scientists, who were conducting research on minimising unwanted catches in European fisheries. SEE ALSO: This baby flamingo in blue boots will make your day It's a rare discovery given the depths in which the shark Chlamydoselachus anguineus is found, living 500 to … [Link]

Mashable » #MeToo movement marches on Hollywood against sexual assault and harassment

Monday 13 November 2:38:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPredatory behaviour, sexual assault, and harassment is being reported almost daily in Hollywood now, from the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to Louis C.K.'s admitted sexual misconduct. Inspired by the #MeToo campaign supporting and empowering survivors of sexual abuse to speak out, hundreds of women gathered at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Nov.12. SEE ALSO: Please stop applauding Louis C.K. for doing the … [Link]

Slashdot » North Korean Hackers Are Targeting US Defense Contractors

Monday 13 November 2:30:00 UTC 2017

chicksdaddy quotes Security Ledger: North Korean hackers have stepped up their attacks on U.S. defense contractors in an apparent effort to gain intelligence on weapon systems and other assets that might be used against the country in an armed conflict with the United States and its allies, The Security Ledger is reporting. Security experts and defense industry personnel interviewed by … [Link]

Mashable » Here's why it's a bad idea to put your phone's screen up on live TV

Monday 13 November 0:59:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSometimes the thought of sabotaging your friend's live TV appearance proves too difficult to resist. Ted Kravitz, a pit lane reporter for Sky Sports' Formula 1 coverage, was at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.  Kravitz was showing off pictures of New Zealand driver Brendon Hartley as a child on his phone in his segment Ted's Notebook, explaining why Hartley had … [Link]

Mashable » Kesha performs powerful anthem on a rainbow, becomes engulfed in glitter

Monday 13 November 0:44:08 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Pop singer Kesha smashed out another powerful performance at the 2017 MTV EMAs on Sunday, bringing cathartic single "Learn to Let Go" to the stage with glitter and rainbows aplenty. Hitting London's SSE Arena Wembley, the highly underestimated singer performed the self-healing anthem from her latest album, Rainbow. A simulated rainbow engulfs Kesha and her dancers, before a bona fide … [Link]

Slashdot » New Samsung Video Demos Linux on Galaxy Smartphones

Monday 13 November 0:26:00 UTC 2017

Slashdot reader boudie2 tipped us off to some Linux news. Liliputing reports: Samsung's DeX dock lets you connect one of the company's recent phones to an external display, mouse, and keyboard to use your phone like a desktop PC… assuming you're comfortable with a desktop PC that runs Android. But soon you may also be able to use your Android … [Link]

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