John Gordon Ross

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

Mashable » Super creepy Thanksgiving study comes with extra helping of smartphone surveillance

Wednesday 15 November 23:55:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s that time of the year again when Americans come together with friends and relatives to share a hearty meal and not think about the world falling apart around them. Or, alternatively, to argue about the different politicians responsible for the crumbling state of our society and planet.  What Thanksgiving revelers might not realize, however, is that the precise geographic details … [Link]

Mashable » Canada, meet Amazon Alexa

Wednesday 15 November 23:37:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmazon Alexa is now available in Canada.  Amazon announced today that its intelligent personal assistant is moving north for the holidays, along with three of the devices it powers: Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot.  Canada is the third country to receive Alexa — it was previously only available in the U.S., the U.K., and Germany.  SEE ALSO: Horror short about … [Link]

Mashable » Twitter is removing verification checkmarks from accounts that break its rules

Wednesday 15 November 23:35:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA week after giving another white supremacist a coveted blue checkmark, Twitter is taking new steps to address problems with its verification process. The company, which previously paused its verification program following a backlash, said Wednesday it's working on a new verification system, saying they "did not prioritize the work as we should have." SEE ALSO: Twitter must fix verification, but … [Link]

Slashdot » Russia Posts Video Game Screenshot As 'Irrefutable Proof' of US Helping IS

Wednesday 15 November 23:30:00 UTC 2017

Plus1Entropy shares a report from BBC, adding: "But when I asked Putin, he said they didn't do it": Russia's Ministry of Defense has posted what it called "irrefutable proof" of the U.S. aiding so-called Islamic State — but one of the images was actually taken from a video game. The ministry claimed the image showed an IS convoy leaving a … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Google Announces Developer Preview of TensorFlow Lite

Wednesday 15 November 23:29:31 UTC 2017

Google has announced the developer preview of TensorFlow Lite, a solution for enabling on-device machine learning inference that has a small binary size and low latency. [Link]

Mashable » It's really unlikely that having sex will stop your heart, so you've got that going for you

Wednesday 15 November 23:16:11 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCardiac arrest — when your heart suddenly stops pumping — is a killer in the U.S., but at least it probably won't happen during sex.  Scientists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute analyzed over 4,500 sudden cardiac events that took place between 2002 and 2015 in Portland, Oregon, as part of the long-term Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study. Their results, published in … [Link]

Mashable » Gross bacon tweet comes back to haunt this Trump nominee

Wednesday 15 November 23:11:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA reminder for all of the homophobes, racists, and other deplorables on Twitter: Your dumb tweets can come back to haunt you.  Exhibit A: Texas Supreme Court Judge Don Willett. Willett, who President Donald Trump has nominated for a federal judgeship in the U.S. Court of Appeals, was grilled over a tweet regarding same-sex marriage and bacon during a congressional hearing … [Link]

Mashable » Live out your 'Game of Thrones' dreams with these authentic drinking horns

Wednesday 15 November 22:52:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. It’s hard to stay up-to-date with the latest drinking instruments. From Nalgenes to Mason jars to S’well bottles, there’s always a new hip bottle for consuming your precious liquids. But the latest trend isn’t even a bottle – it’s the AleHorn Drinking Horn. SEE … [Link]

Slashdot » TechShop Announces Chapter 7 Bankruptcy; Closes All Locations

Wednesday 15 November 22:50:00 UTC 2017

ewhac writes: To the shock and dismay of many, TechShop today announced the immediate closure of all of its U.S. locations and is entering Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings. Their homepage has been replaced with a PDF relating TechShop's history, and detailing the circumstances leading to shutting down the company. First launched ten years ago, TechShop was one of the first … [Link]

Mashable » 'Star Wars' devs had a whole bunch of non-answers for gamers in today's Reddit AMA

Wednesday 15 November 22:41:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmidst a deluge of complaints against EA for installing a loot box system that is clearly designed to drain players' wallets into the publisher's forthcoming Star Wars Battlefront II, the devs at DICE went on Reddit today to partake in an AMA. Unfortunately, as the PR-laden responses poured in, it did not go well.  The thread was opened in advance of … [Link]

Mashable » Donald Trump pulls a Marco Rubio with a very awkward sip of water

Wednesday 15 November 22:35:18 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPresident Donald Trump was thirsty after spending 12 days in Asia.  But even if he just got back from the Philippines Tuesday night and was a bit jet-lagged and dehydrated, he should have realized stopping his remarks to sip some water wasn't an option. SEE ALSO: Marco Rubio thinks he'd be president if he'd only watched 'Game of Thrones' sooner Here's … [Link]

Mashable » Jon Stewart examines his Louis C.K. reaction: 'I didn't know. What if I did?'

Wednesday 15 November 22:32:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWelcome to Hollywood: The men who aren't being accused of sexual harassment or assault are still getting a crash course in appropriate behavior in the wake of all these disturbing stories. Good.  Jon Stewart was the subject of much scrutiny on Tuesday after saying on the Today show that he was "shocked" to hear the confirmed accounts of sexual misconduct by … [Link]

Mashable » Millie Bobby Brown is killing it on Instagram

Wednesday 15 November 22:21:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookStranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has a strong Instagram game. She showcases her quirky, down-to-earth side as well as her many skills like singing and dancing. Brown even voices her support for others who are less fortunate. Thanks for being a ray of sunshine! Read more…More about Instagram, Drake, Bullying, Dancing, and Unicef [Link]

Mashable » How to read hundreds of books next year

Wednesday 15 November 22:19:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. When’s the last time you read a book? If you’re similar to a quarter of Americans, your answer could be zeroAccording to the Pew Research Center, 26% of Americans don’t read a single book, even in part, over the course of a year. But … [Link]

Slashdot » FCC Plans December Vote To Kill Net Neutrality Rules

Wednesday 15 November 22:10:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission under its Republican chairman plans to vote in December to kill the net neutrality rules passed during the Obama era, said two people briefed on the plans. Chairman Ajit Pai in April proposed gutting the rules that he blamed for depressing investment in broadband, and said he … [Link]

Mashable » Here's every amazing Black Friday gaming deal in one easy list

Wednesday 15 November 22:09:42 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBlack Friday is a little over a week away and there are a lot of great gaming deals to keep track of. Luckily for all of us who don't want to look through every store's catalog to find the best deals, one hero has taken it upon themselves to list every deal on video games, consoles, and peripherals at major stores … [Link]

Mashable » Get a taste of Claire and Jamie with this adventurous 'Outlander' wine collection

Wednesday 15 November 22:08:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSometimes, you might need a little liquid courage to help you get through the most gut-wrenching scenes in Outlander, which explains why the show has twice partnered with Lot18 for a limited collection of wines inspired by the fictional embodiment of our #couplegoals, Claire and Jamie Fraser. SEE ALSO: 'Outlander' just made a big change in episode 9 The first release, … [Link]

Mashable » The Future of Motherhood: How tech is revolutionizing parenting

Wednesday 15 November 22:05:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPaid Content By MedelaSome things about motherhood will never change. No matter how technologically advanced we get, mothers will always want to comfort their infants with love and nurture them in the most natural ways possibleBut in a world where data is king, there’s no denying the impact that numbers can make on the lives of new moms. In the past, … [Link]

Mashable » Spherical speaker duo delivers surround sound—for under $30

Wednesday 15 November 21:44:46 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. It seems like everyone and their mother owns a Bluetooth speaker at this point, and a lot of them offer similar features and sound quality. It's easy to get a garden variety speaker that gets the job done efficiently. But you know what's cooler … [Link]

Mashable » Twitter bans alt-right troll Baked Alaska

Wednesday 15 November 21:36:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTwitter banned Tim "Treadstone" Gionet, more widely known as Baked Alaska, on Wednesday as it continues to rid its site of abuse and harassment.  It was not immediately clear why Gionet was suspended. He had told conservative journalist Joe Biggs that he had not tweeted in two days, according to Biggs.  A Twitter spokesperson told Mashable the company does not comment … [Link]

Mashable » Steve Mnuchin and his wife held a sheet of dollar bills and made the internet rich with memes

Wednesday 15 November 21:35:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookU.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton posing with a large sheet of dollar bills is America's newest, ridiculously bizarre meme. On Wednesday, Mnuchin and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza visited the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to check out the first new batch of $1 bills that feature their signatures, The Associated Press reported. But when it came … [Link]

Mashable » Google Docs went down and oh man people freaked

Wednesday 15 November 21:34:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA collective scream was heard across the internet Wednesday, as scores of people were faced with the same shocking truth: Google Docs was down.  Docs, part of a suite of Google products, appeared to experience outages Wednesday afternoon — with Down Detector reporting widespread problems with Google Drive across the U.S. SEE ALSO: The secret, illicit underside of Google Drive We … [Link]

Slashdot » Companies Wake Up To the Problem of Bullies At Work

Wednesday 15 November 21:30:00 UTC 2017

Reader cdreimer writes: According to a report in The Wall Street Journal (possibly paywalled), two-thirds of Americans have reported being bullied in the workplace in the last year (up from half in 1989) and boorish behavior by bosses and coworkers are causing companies in lost productivity. The report reads: One of the first things visitors notice when they enter the … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon offers Prime members cheap turkey at Whole Foods to kick off rewards program

Wednesday 15 November 21:27:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmazon is giving Prime members a break on Thanksgiving feasts to kick off its new Whole Foods rewards program. On Wednesday, Amazon put out a new list of items due for a price slash on Wednesday, with a focus on holiday dishes and popular buys. SEE ALSO: Kindles and quinoa: Amazon to sell more gadgets in Whole Foods stores Prime subscribers … [Link]

Mashable » Students get an extra discount on Rosetta Stone so they can cool it on electives next semester

Wednesday 15 November 21:27:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you're a college student working up the nerve to start making your schedule for next semester, you're probably having trouble working in that foreign language class with the rest of your requirements. Rosetta Stone can make things easier, because college students can get … [Link]

Mashable » Google's new Maps feature highlights different locations based on what you're doing

Wednesday 15 November 21:26:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGoogle Maps is getting a new look soon. Google previewed a redesigned look for Maps that makes it easier to find venues around you. The new design will be rolling out "over the next few weeks" and will appear in Google Maps' website and apps, as well as third-party services that use Google Maps. SEE ALSO: Google's trying to make your … [Link]

Mashable » Christian Bale looks unrecognizable as he gets ready to play Dick Cheney in his next film

Wednesday 15 November 21:24:47 UTC 2017

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ProgrammableWeb » Mux Opens Early Access to Mux Video API

Wednesday 15 November 21:05:26 UTC 2017

Mux, maker of online video tools and infrastructure, has announced early access to Mux Video. Mux Video is an API that prepares video for streaming online. Built by online video veterans, the Mux team built Mux Video as a result of a paradox that has arisen with the increased popularity of online video. According to Mux, as online video has … [Link]

Slashdot » Hoverboards Recalled For Fire and Explosion Risks — Again

Wednesday 15 November 20:50:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled hoverboards from several companies over concerns the devices could catch fire or explode. The series of recalls affects roughly 16,000 hoverboards from brands including iHoverspeed, Sonic Smart Wheels, Tech Drift, iLive, Go Wheels, Drone Nerds, LayZ Board and Smart Balance Wheel. All the brands of self-balancing scooters share … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Biohackers are using CRISPR on their DNA and we can’t stop it

Wednesday 15 November 20:37:18 UTC 2017

People are starting to alter their own DNA with cheap, easy gene-editing technology. Is it time to regulate CRISPR? [Link]

New Scientist – News » Amish gene can make them live 10 years longer and avoid diabetes

Wednesday 15 November 20:37:17 UTC 2017

A gene variant that arose six generations ago in an Amish group seems to make people carrying the gene live ten years longer, and protect them from diabetes [Link]

New Scientist – News » A layer of haze keeps Pluto’s atmosphere extremely cold

Wednesday 15 November 20:37:16 UTC 2017

Pluto is far from the sun, so astronomers expect its atmosphere to be cold, but it's colder than predicted. Now we know that soot sends the sun’s heat back into space [Link]

New Scientist – News » Free-fall experiment could test if gravity is a quantum force

Wednesday 15 November 20:37:15 UTC 2017

The effort to reconcile general relativity with quantum mechanics always hits one snag: gravity. An experiment could finally tell us if it is a quantum force [Link]

New Scientist – News » Spiders reset body clocks to avoid 5-hour jet-lag every day

Wednesday 15 November 20:37:14 UTC 2017

Some species of spider have short biological clocks that have to be reset each morning. Being out of sync with the 24-hour cycle in this way might help them avoid prey [Link]

New Scientist – News » We’ve just found a nearby exoplanet that could be right for life

Wednesday 15 November 20:37:13 UTC 2017

A newly discovered nearby world is probably close in size and temperature to Earth. This exoplanet might be able to host life because of its unusually calm star [Link]

New Scientist – News » The ‘space nation’ Asgardia just launched its first satellite

Wednesday 15 November 20:37:12 UTC 2017

Asgardia is a 'virtual nation' that says it aims to build sovereign colonies in space. On 12 November it launched a satellite carrying its citizens’ data [Link]

Mashable » Top media watchdog accused of playing dirty to help Trump's friend

Wednesday 15 November 20:35:36 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThe allegations are explosive: Ajit Pai, President Donald Trump's hand-picked head of the main U.S. media regulator, has been changing regulations to fuel the expansion of a right-wing, pro-Trump media giant across the U.S.  If true, the actions would represent nothing less than a major corruption scandal with the goal of pushing pro-Trump media to millions of Americans without them knowing. … [Link]

Mashable » No one agrees on whether or not a dead body will unlock a smartphone

Wednesday 15 November 20:30:53 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFrom fingerprints, to facescans, to possibly even sweat analysis, biometrics have become the default way many of us secure our data and unlock our smart devices. But with that ubiquity also comes risk, as security researchers have demonstrated time and time again that many of these supposed safeguards are susceptible to multiple-step hacks.  But what about, you know, single step hacks? … [Link]

Mashable » These Thanksgiving pants can solve your food-baby struggles

Wednesday 15 November 20:29:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookStove Top, known for their easy-to-make stuffing, created their very own Thanksgiving Dinner Pants. The pants feature a stretch-waist which can expand 2x the usual size and large pockets to store your leftovers for later. The company is also donating $10,000 of the proceeds to Feeding America.  Read more…More about Watercooler, Fashion, Mashable Video, Turkey, and Parody [Link]

Mashable » EA haters started a campaign to stop parents from buying 'Star Wars Battlefront II'

Wednesday 15 November 20:22:40 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPeople online are really, really not happy about the pay-to-win loot box situation in the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II. And they're not standing down. For the people upset with EA, it's not enough that gamers are rallying together in bigger droves than we've maybe ever seen to voice their concerns, and to do so with their wallets. They're now looking … [Link]

Mashable » Fox's Shep Smith meticulously dismantled his own network's beloved Clinton conspiracy

Wednesday 15 November 20:20:37 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Shep Smith has developed something of a reputation as an exasperated voice of reason at Fox News. His network has pushed a conspiratorial link between Clinton Foundation donations and a deal supposedly approved by the State Department when it was led by Hillary Clinton. The conspiracy — as alleged by President Donald Trump — is that Clinton's State Department handed over … [Link]

Mashable » To my fellow queers in Australia, here's what they don't tell you about same-sex marriage

Wednesday 15 November 20:13:33 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookCongratulations to Australia for voting yes on same-sex marriage — and to my fellow LGBTQ friends across the sea, let me add a few words of advice.  In America, we've had same-sex marriage for two years now. As a queer person, I am thankful I live in a country where I am able to marry the lady of my choice and … [Link]

Slashdot » Amazon Is Cutting Prices at Whole Foods Again

Wednesday 15 November 20:10:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a report: Amazon is giving Whole Foods shoppers an early gift for the holidays. The grocer announced Wednesday it's slashing prices again, this time on several "holiday staples," including sweet potatoes, canned pumpkin and turkey. If you're an Amazon Prime member, you'll pay even less for turkey: Whole Foods slashed turkey prices to $1.99 per pound … [Link]

The Joy of Tech » JoT #2468: Singles' Day!

Wednesday 15 November 20:03:30 UTC 2017

JoT thumbThe meaning behind the mania. [Link]

Mashable » I work for 'People' and I am unreasonably obsessed with Blake Shelton

Wednesday 15 November 20:00:52 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPeople Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive title is a true honor. It has been bestowed on such Hollywood hunks as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Hugh Jackman, and Matthew McConaughey. All beautiful men, in their own right. Well this year, due to a scheduling error and work overload, my editor at People magazine let me pick this year’s Sexiest Man Alive.  Little did … [Link]

Mashable » Drake threatens dude who was inappropriately touching women at a concert

Wednesday 15 November 19:53:08 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLet it be known: the Six god is not here for your disrespect of women anywhere and anytime. While in Sydney performing at a nightclub this week, Drake spotted a fan apparently groping women in the audience and put a stop to it immediately.  SEE ALSO: Drake tests out new untitled song during his world tour In the middle of an … [Link]

Slashdot » US Scientists Try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

Wednesday 15 November 19:30:00 UTC 2017

Marilynn Marchione, reporting for Associated Press: Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool … [Link]

Mashable » Free-to-play 'Diablo'-style RPG 'Marvel Heroes' will be shut down, Disney confirms

Wednesday 15 November 19:18:50 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookMarvel Heroes is done. Maybe it was inevitable when the 2017 launch of the console version, Marvel Heroes Omega, prompted cries of outrage from a PC community that had supported the game since 2013. But Disney confirmed in an email that the game is going away. SEE ALSO: One of Marvel's greatest talents is moving to DC "We regret to inform … [Link]

The Joy of Tech » JoT #2469: Television News!

Wednesday 15 November 19:18:35 UTC 2017

JoT thumbBack then, it seemed like such a great idea! [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » GitHub Launches Teletype for Atom to Make Social Coding Easier

Wednesday 15 November 19:11:22 UTC 2017

GitHub today unveiled Teletype for Atom, a new tool that aims to make real-time social coding much easier. Atom is a free, open-source text editor that GitHub first released in 2014. With Teletype, which is currently in beta, developers anywhere in the world can collaborate without latency using Atom. [Link]

Mashable » Apple disputes YouTube star's shocking claim about how Animoji work

Wednesday 15 November 19:03:10 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook 37ae 1a84%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ this the best reason to buy an iPhone X?","image":"ht~ X Animoji Karaoke Supercut","sources":~ x,animoji,animojis,hit songs","sec0":null,&~ x,animoji,animojis,hit songs","videoSeriesName&q~ More about Apple, Iphone, Iphone X, Animoji, and Tech [Link]

Mashable » Firefox Quantum vs. Google Chrome: Which browser is faster?

Wednesday 15 November 18:52:31 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookFirefox Quantum is here. Firefox's new web browser is the most interesting thing to happen in the browsing space in a long time, and, yes, it will let you run all the tabs you want. But there's one obstacle standing in Firefox's way to greatness, and that's Google's browsing behemoth, Chrome. Since its debut in 2008, Chrome has cemented itself as … [Link]

Slashdot » Elon Musk's 'Scientific Method'

Wednesday 15 November 18:50:00 UTC 2017

From a new wide-ranging interview of Elon Musk: An unfortunate fact of human nature is that when people make up their mind about something, they tend not to change it — even when confronted with facts to the contrary. "It's very unscientific," Musk says. "There's this thing called physics, which is this scientific method that's really quite effective for figuring … [Link]

Mashable » The Plaza Hotel's offering a very pricey 'Home Alone 2' experience

Wednesday 15 November 18:32:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThough a sizable portion of Home Alone 2: Lost In New York follows a child running from a pair of incompetent escaped convicts, most of it is just fun, relatively low stakes hijinks in and around The Plaza.  Twenty-five years later, the New York hotel wants to give its guests a real Kevin McCallister experience, minus his brush with murder.  SEE … [Link]

Mashable » 'The time is right'—a startup wants to get 100 progressive women elected to Congress

Wednesday 15 November 18:23:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAfter election results this November, we're starting to see what happens when people outraged by their politicians' sexism and transphobia run for office.  A new platform, built by a Google Politics alum and founding members of the Obama White House U.S. Digital Service, wants to make sure we don't lose that momentumProject 100 is a tool to help progressive women get … [Link]

Mashable » Lucky 'Star Wars' fans got a surprise visit from Mark Hamill during a tour at Disneyland

Wednesday 15 November 18:21:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWhen taking a Star Wars tour at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, you expect to see some pretty great things. You might expect to see some familiar sights, like some kind of Star Wars action set pieces or some Jedi-related memorabilia. But the last thing you might expect to see is Luke Skywalker, himself. SEE ALSO: There's going to be a brand … [Link]

Mashable » An Earth-sized world 11 light-years from home may be our next best shot to find alien life

Wednesday 15 November 18:13:20 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookEleven light-years away, an Earth-sized world orbits a cool, red star, and it may be just right for life. The planet, known as Ross 128b, completes an orbit of its star, Ross 128, about once every 10 days, according to new research published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.  While a 10-day orbit might bake a world around a sun-like star, … [Link]

Slashdot » Technology Invading Nearly All US Jobs, Even Lower Skilled, Study Finds

Wednesday 15 November 18:10:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a Reuters report: Forget robots. The real transformation taking place in nearly every workplace is the invasion of digital tools. The use of digital tools has increased, often dramatically, in 517 of 545 occupations since 2002, with a striking uptick in many lower-skilled occupations, according to a study released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution, a Washington … [Link]

Mashable » Is 'Get Out' a comedy? The Golden Globes think so

Wednesday 15 November 18:06:40 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Get Out was a lot of things: a tense thriller, a biting social commentary, an incredible directorial debut for Jordan Peele, a breakthrough for lead actor Daniel Kaluuya.  But was it a comedy? SEE ALSO: Jordan Peele snuck into a class about his own movie and we're wildly jealous As far as the Golden Globes are concerned, yes. The Hollywood … [Link]

Mashable » A 'medicane' forming in the central Mediterranean will take aim at Greece with wild winds, rain

Wednesday 15 November 18:06:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSevere weather has been hammering parts of the south central Mediterranean this week, with heavy snow falling in the Alps, torrential rains in lower elevations along with powerful winds, and high waves affecting Italy, in particular.  Deadly flash flooding has also occurred in Greece, as the low pressure area sitting to that country's west vaults moisture northward around its eastern periphery. … [Link]

Mashable » This school is covered with 12,000 solar panels, which cover half its electricity needs

Wednesday 15 November 17:52:13 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookDesigned by C.F. Møller Architects, "Copenhagen International School" just got a new campus. The campus consists of four towers that are surrounded by 12,000 solar panels, rendering the building able to cover half of its annual electricity consumption needs. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Architecture, International, Denmark, and School [Link]

Mashable » Save $30 on this Samsung Blu-ray player and gear up for movie night

Wednesday 15 November 17:49:29 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Yeah, we all love having our favorite TV shows and movies at our fingertips via Netflix and Hulu and the like. But sometimes there's an itch you just need to scratch — like binge watching all of the Back to the Future movies you … [Link]

Mashable » Looking for a new computer on Black Friday? Here are some great deals.

Wednesday 15 November 17:37:04 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. 'Tis the season to get some epic deals on the latest computers. Whether you're shopping around for a college student, in desperate need for an upgrade, just looking to deck out your current setup, or are feeling especially generous toward someone on your holiday … [Link]

Mashable » 5 secrets behind building a successful membership-based business

Wednesday 15 November 17:32:26 UTC 2017

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Slashdot » An Inside Look At the First Church of Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday 15 November 17:30:00 UTC 2017

mirandakatz writes: This summer, Backchannel reported that Anthony Levandowski, the controversial engineer at the heart of the Uber/Waymo lawsuit, had filed paperwork for a new religion called the Way of the Future. Today, investigative reporter Mark Harris has all the details on what that AI-based religion actually likes — and Levandowski granted him his first interview about the new religion … [Link]

Mashable » Your AirPods case has an awesome, secret hidden power

Wednesday 15 November 17:26:14 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookYes, the life-changing lifehack you just read about, in the headline of this post, is very real.  Sort of. And it really only matters to you if you're an owner of AirPods, and all the accoutrements that come with it. But still: Life-changing lifehack, people. SEE ALSO: AirPods are hopelessly basic, and I still can't get enough of them As The … [Link]

Mashable » Empire State Building lit up rainbow in honor of Australia's same-sex marriage vote

Wednesday 15 November 17:26:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAustralia’s vote to legalize same-sex marriage is being celebrated around the world, and following the news the Empire State Building showed support by lighting up in the glorious colors of the rainbow. Though the Australian Parliament still has to officially vote to pass the legislation, Tuesday's postal survey showed an overwhelming 61.6 percent of residents (7,817,247 people) were in favor of … [Link]

Mashable » Elon Musk wept over his love life in front of a Rolling Stone reporter

Wednesday 15 November 17:23:58 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookElon Musk isn't someone afraid to show his emotions. Just check his peculiar tweets, farfetched Instagram posts, or his open love for the nihilistic pop culture phenomenon Rick and Morty for evidence. Or, you could read this month's dramatic Rolling Stone cover story. SEE ALSO: After getting shade from a robot, Elon Musk fires back It's got everything you could want … [Link]

Mashable » Gal Gadot responds to rumors she's not doing 'Wonder Woman 2' if Brett Ratner is involved

Wednesday 15 November 17:13:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApparently Wonder Woman has a new super power: responding to concrete questions with vague answers. On the Today Show on Wednesday, anchor Savannah Guthrie asked Gal Gadot whether the Page Six report that the star won't play Wonder Woman again if Brett Ratner remained involved was true. Ratner is one of the latest Hollywood power brokers to be accused of multiple … [Link]

Mashable » Artist 'fixes' sexual misconduct apology statements, turning them into painfully honest poems

Wednesday 15 November 17:09:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA pattern has emerged with every new allegation of sexual misconduct. After the bombshell comes an "apology" letter — now the accused's ubiquitous and perfunctory mechanism for responding.  Many have found the letters hollow, insincere, and insufficient. But one woman has altered the apology letters to give them new meaning. SEE ALSO: Louis C.K. responds to sexual misconduct allegations: 'These stories … [Link]

Mashable » Everyone You Need to Know in 'Justice League'

Wednesday 15 November 17:05:55 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Batman, Justice League, Superman, Mashable Reels, and Entertainment [Link]

Mashable » Papa John's would like you to know they think Nazis are bad

Wednesday 15 November 16:59:25 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook“Better ingredients, better pizza, and also Nazis – we do not like them."  Sure, that's a paraphrase, but Papa John's wants the world to know that the company doesn't approve of Adolf Hitler and his ilk. This notice comes to you after Father John's founder, John Schnatter, recently told investors that NFL protests have hurt his company's sales. SEE ALSO: Pizza … [Link]

Mashable » There's a new religion centered around artificial intelligence and it sounds terrifying

Wednesday 15 November 16:57:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere’s a new church for tech-minded folks, and it sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. "Way of the Future" (or WOTF, as they abbreviate it) is  1. Not a joke, and  2According to them (and this is real) "about creating a peaceful and respectful transition of who is in charge of the planet from people to people + … [Link]

Mashable » After a fresh fish goes missing, one cat certainly has a guilty look on its face

Wednesday 15 November 16:51:39 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook When you think about the pet most likely to try and steal a fresh fish you just bought from the grocery store, a cat would most likely be at the top of the list.   A dog might try and steal a piece of chicken or something ridiculous, but when it comes to fish theft your best assumption is a … [Link]

Mashable » In new profile, Gal Gadot explains how to pronounce her last name

Wednesday 15 November 16:47:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAmong other things, we live in the age of Wonder Woman, and that is at least One Good Thing™. Not only have the film and character become essential to the fabric of our culture, but star Gal Gadot could not be a more fitting figure to bring this character to life. In a GQ profile that describes Wonder Woman as a … [Link]

Mashable » Doll gets a creepy makeover, thanks to a grandpa's unfortunate accident

Wednesday 15 November 16:47:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThey say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, well one grandfather took this quote quite literally.  Typically, dolls hold an unrealistic standard of beauty for women and perpetuate the idea that eyebrows are naturally thin and sculpted, lips are always plump and painted pink or red, hair should always be long and soft, and eyes should be so wide … [Link]

Slashdot » What Did 17th Century Food Taste Like?

Wednesday 15 November 16:40:00 UTC 2017

Benjamin Breen, an assistant professor of history at UC Santa Cruz, looks at art history to figure out what people cooked in the 1600s, and wonders whether it is possible to ascertain the taste of food. From a blog post: What can we learn about how people ate in the seventeenth century? And even if we can piece together historical … [Link]

Mashable » Algae contains twice as much protein as meat and could transform the future of agriculture

Wednesday 15 November 16:31:30 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAt this year's London Food Tech Week, we met up with Fredrika Gullfot, founder of Simris – an algae farm in Southern Sweden. Simris produce foods and supplements rich in Omega-3, which is predominantly sourced from fish and is a major cause of overfishing. Read more…More about Food, Innovation, Agriculture, Sweden, and Farming [Link]

Mashable » Russian bots dropped 45,000 garbage tweets on us during the Brexit referendum

Wednesday 15 November 16:29:06 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookReports of Russian trolls meddling into the U.S. elections are quite widespread, and even subject to a recent congressional investigation.  SEE ALSO: Russian ministry of defense tweets video game screenshot to accuse U.S. of cooperating with ISIS Less well-known is Russia's interference in the UK's referendum on European Union membership in 2016.  But now a paper — still incomplete — by … [Link]

Mashable » Google's trying to make your job search less difficult

Wednesday 15 November 16:28:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookSearching for a new job can be a painful process, but Google's latest tool is looking to make things a bit easier. Google announced on Wednesday that salary information for job postings will be visible directly in the search results, which means people won't have to click and scan job descriptions to determine if the salary fits their needs before applying.  … [Link]

Mashable » Google backs music startup to help make more Chance the Rappers

Wednesday 15 November 16:27:55 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookImagine you're in the market for a new pair of shoes, and you hear your favorite artist playing in the background of an online ad.  Coincidence? Maybe not in the future. Launched out of stealth mode Wednesday by record label veteran Steve Stoute, United Masters is tying together artists and brands in the hope of driving more attention and sales for … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Porpoises twist laws of physics to aim their focused sonar beams

Wednesday 15 November 16:09:37 UTC 2017

Porpoises scrunch up their heads to direct their sonar beams and keep prey within "sight". Understanding how they point sound could help us design better sonar [Link]

New Scientist – News » Why we should build AI that sometimes disobeys our commands

Wednesday 15 November 16:09:36 UTC 2017

In our desire to make ethical artificial intelligence, we better be ready for machines that can choose to say no, says Jamais Cascio [Link]

New Scientist – News » We found our galactic twin 180 million light years away

Wednesday 15 November 16:09:35 UTC 2017

Astronomers have spotted a trio of galaxies that look remarkably like the giant spiral of the Milky Way and its two brightest companions, the Magellanic Clouds [Link]

Mashable » What's Your iPhone Personality?

Wednesday 15 November 16:05:19 UTC 2017

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

Mashable » Snag this keyboard that's on sale and make your WFH days a bit brighter

Wednesday 15 November 16:05:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. We've come a long way as typists. From typewriters to laptops to keyboards for your iPad, there's no shortage of what we can use to type with.  Get your click-clack on and save big on this universal Bluetooth keyboard and make your mobile office … [Link]

Slashdot » Forbes '30 Under 30' Conference Website Exposed Attendees' Personal Information

Wednesday 15 November 16:03:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader shares a Motherboard report: Every year, Forbes' 30 Under 30 list recognizes people blessed with both youth and exceptional talent in their field — including celebrities, startup founders, doctors, and artists. These are smart, savvy professionals — and when some of them include information security pros, they're bound to go poking around for vulnerabilities. That's what Yan … [Link]

Mashable » YouTuber's advent calendar for tweens was terrible and her excuse was even worse

Wednesday 15 November 15:53:47 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBrits are raging over the price of Zoella's advent calendar. And, the mass fury doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. People are more pissed off than ever before after the YouTuber released a new vlog in which she attempted to address the criticism of her pricey advent calendar.  SEE ALSO: YouTube star Zoella hit by ghostwriter controversy after book … [Link]

Mashable » Cat gets its very own newspaper to prrrruse while using the bathroom

Wednesday 15 November 15:50:56 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookStop the presses! Here's a story we think you'll enjoy, and we promise it's not fake mews.  Two little girls creatively designed a newspaper fit for their busy cat, Baba, to read while, you know, he's doing his business.  SEE ALSO: Get your fluffy cat snuggles without the cat Although the paper has but only squiggles underneath each headline, Baba seems … [Link]

Mashable » Power line Whitefish Energy worked on in Puerto Rico keeps failing

Wednesday 15 November 15:46:48 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s been nearly two months since Category 4 Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, leaving behind immense devastation. On Wednesday morning, the island took another step backward, as the lights went off in San Juan once again.  SEE ALSO: Google: Project Loon has provided internet access to 100,000 people in Puerto Rico Shortly after the storm, the island's government signed a controversial … [Link]

Mashable » Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone weigh in on Hollywood's problem with women — and what to do next

Wednesday 15 November 15:45:28 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAs the past several weeks have revealed, sexual misconduct has been far too prevalent in Hollywood, but the entertainment industry is now cleaning house. The #MeToo movement and public accusal of powerful men in Hollywood is a movement that requires many, but big name actresses like Angelina Jolie and Reese Witherspoon helped spread the word significantly. For their annual roundtable, The … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon's having a sale on this best-selling handheld vacuum by Black+Decker

Wednesday 15 November 15:44:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Dust bunnies beware. There's a new sheriff in town. And you can get it for just $30. The Black+Decker Dustbuster is one of Amazon's best-selling handheld vacuums with an average of 4.3 stars. It's cordless, bagless, and comes with a crevice tool and brush … [Link]

Mashable » Google Pixel Buds review: They're great… if you own a Pixel phone

Wednesday 15 November 15:42:07 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookApple’s AirPods pair perfectly with iPhones, but what do you get if you own a Google Pixel 2? As of now, that's a no-brainer: Pixel Buds. Google's own take on wireless earbuds isn't just great for music — the headphones sound a little better than AirPods — but they're also loaded with intelligence thanks to the company's Assistant and real-time translation … [Link]

Mashable » Walmart will have SNES Classics on sale for the next three days

Wednesday 15 November 15:38:26 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWalmart is giving everyone three chances to order an SNES Classic this week with limited orders starting Wednesday and running through Friday. SEE ALSO: After little more than a week, hackers cracked the SNES Classic For anyone who hasn't managed to grab an SNES Classic (this reporter included) since preorders started going up in August and its release in September, keep … [Link]

Mashable » This mobile garden grows on top of your bicycle

Wednesday 15 November 15:34:54 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPeople’s Industrial Design Office, a sister company of People's Architecture Office, which we have covered before, came up with the idea of Bike Share Farm during a 72-hour coding marathon in Seoul organized by the Art Center Nabi. They created a bike frame that attaches to almost any bicycle and puts in use a hydroponic system that lets you grow plants … [Link]

Mashable » How to get a job at: Blizzard

Wednesday 15 November 15:20:40 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook“World of Warcraft"— an iconic game recognized in homes around the world, a name that resonates beyond the gaming community, a whole world of magical and mystical adventuresBlizzard Entertainment employs the creative geniuses behind WoW, Overwatch and Diablo, some of the top-selling games of all time with some of the strongest fanbases around.  Blizzard has not only created an entire community … [Link]

Slashdot » Is American English Going To Take Over British English Completely?

Wednesday 15 November 15:20:00 UTC 2017

Paul Baker, writing for The Conversation: Brits can get rather sniffy about the English language — after all, they originated it. But a Google search of the word "Americanisms" turns up claims that they are swamping, killing and absorbing British English. If the British are not careful, so the argument goes, the homeland will soon be the 51st State as … [Link]

Slashdot » 'Black Friday Is Dying'

Wednesday 15 November 14:40:00 UTC 2017

A reader shares a report: For years, Black Friday signaled the beginning of Christmas shopping. The day after Thanksgiving was a frantic day of driving to the store at the crack of dawn to fight off other shoppers for great deals. For people who truly hated the ritual, I have some good news for you: Black Friday is going away. … [Link]

Slashdot » Nintendo Is Making An Animated Super Mario Bros. Movie, Says Report

Wednesday 15 November 14:00:00 UTC 2017

According to The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo has made a deal with Illumination Entertainment — the animation studio that makes the Despicable Me movies — to make an animated Super Mario Bros. movie. The film is currently in "early development," but the report comes as a surprise given how protective Nintendo is of their intellectual properties. Gizmodo reports: According to … [Link]

Mashable » Not even President Trump can keep all of America's mass shootings straight

Wednesday 15 November 13:34:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPresident Trump is back on American soil and it didn't take long for him to start screwing up on the Twitter machines. His very first tweet on his return from his extended Asia trip was this head-scratcher. The tweet, which was up for nearly 10 hours before being deleted on Wednesday morning, was confusing because the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas … [Link]

Mashable » Get ready to cry again: 'Titanic' is returning to cinemas as a remastered version

Wednesday 15 November 13:30:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIf the soft, pillowy flutes in Céline Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" still give you chills, well, we've got news for you. Titanic is making a return to cinemas for its 20th (!) anniversary, this time remastered for AMC theatres Dolby Cinemas around the U.S. for one week only.  SEE ALSO: Homemade shot-for-shot remake of the 'Justice League' trailer proves … [Link]

Mashable » Kim Kardashian accidentally konfirms she's expecting a baby girl on 'Ellen'

Wednesday 15 November 13:15:15 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s okay, KimWe all knew anyway. In an appearance on Wednesday's episode of Ellen, Kim Kardashian West accidentally confirmed that she and husband Kanye West are expecting a girl. SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian West on apps, social media, and her most-used Kimoji Kardashian West let the announcement slip while discussing her baby shower, which she celebrated last weekend. Apparently, North West … [Link]

Mashable » Stephen Colbert dissects Roy Moore's sexual assault allegations with brutal wit

Wednesday 15 November 13:04:40 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook The Roy Moore sexual assault scandal reached new heights of creepiness after The New Yorker reported that the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama was banned from a shopping mall in the 1980s, when he was an assistant district attorney. Moore, who is now under fire from fellow Republicans and House Speaker Paul Ryan, was the main target of Stephen … [Link]

Slashdot » Boeing 757 Testing Shows Airplanes Vulnerable To Hacking, DHS Says

Wednesday 15 November 13:00:00 UTC 2017

schwit1 shares a report from Aviation Today: A team of government, industry and academic officials successfully demonstrated that a commercial aircraft could be remotely hacked in a non-laboratory setting last year, a DHS official said Wednesday at the 2017 CyberSat Summit in Tysons Corner, Virginia. "We got the airplane on Sept. 19, 2016. Two days later, I was successful in … [Link]

Mashable » Drone simulator is as close to the real thing as you can get without spending hundreds of dollars

Wednesday 15 November 12:30:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA state-of-the-art drone flying simulator called DRL Simulator is out on Steam today and it's as close to the real thing as you're going to get without spending hundreds of dollars on a high-end drone. DRL Simulator was created by the Drone Racing League (DRL), the premiere competitive league for professional drone racing. The simulator goes through all the basics of … [Link]

Mashable » The internet dishes mixed reactions to a bakery replacing baby Jesus with a sausage roll

Wednesday 15 November 12:13:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAway in a manger, no crib for a bed, a little sausage roll laid down its sweet… whatever sausage rolls have instead of heads.  SEE ALSO: This sausage baby is a tribute to Andy Murray's big news and it's horrifying people UK bakery chain and national symbol of pride Greggs came under fire recently after they used an image of the … [Link]

Mashable » This story about Harry Styles cheering up a little girl is super heartwarming

Wednesday 15 November 11:24:38 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookStarring in a Harry Styles video is already pretty darn cool in itself — but it's even cooler when you get to have a one-on-one chat with the singer behind the scenes. SEE ALSO: Harry Styles interrupts set to help fan in distress Poppy Connell knows this better than most people. She recently starred in the music video for Styles' song … [Link]

Mashable » 17 times 'Stranger Things' star Millie Bobby Brown's Instagram game was 11/10

Wednesday 15 November 11:10:25 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThere are few children in this world more awesome than Eleven from Stranger Things. This is a clear, undisputed fact. The thing is, though, the girl-behind-the-girl — Milly Bobbie Brown — is pretty awesome too. SEE ALSO: The 'Stranger Things' cast has some strong feelings about the Season 2 ending A quick glance at her Instagram account proves this. From dressing … [Link]

Mashable » These guys slicing water bottles in slow-mo with a katana sword is ultimate satisfaction

Wednesday 15 November 11:09:48 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook These guys would probably be good pals to have in the event of a zombie apocalypse. SEE ALSO: Just when you thought fidget spinners were done, someone made a freaking DIY lightsaber out of them YouTubers The Slow Mo Guys took a ridiculously sharp katana sword to a bunch of unsuspecting water bottles, and then played the footage back in … [Link]

Mashable » The BBC is quoting a dodgy Zimbabwean Twitter account which called for hipsters to be shot

Wednesday 15 November 10:54:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookUPDATE: Nov. 15, 2017, 11:21 a.m. GMT The BBC has apologised for erroneously describing @zanu_pf as the official account of Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF. Earlier we mistakenly described @zanu_pf as the official account of Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF. We are sorry for any confusionFollow the latest developments here: — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) November 15, 2017 Confusion and chaos are … [Link]

Mashable » Here's why Matt LeBlanc found filming 'Episodes' super tricky

Wednesday 15 November 10:45:16 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Going from playing Joey to playing yourself is tricky enough already. SEE ALSO: Mila Kunis brilliantly trolls Mike Pence every month Matt LeBlanc was a guest on Conan on Tuesday night and he talked about the difficulties of switching from shows with a live audience (Friends, Joey) to Episodes, which is single camera. "It was a little strange," said LeBlanc, … [Link]

Mashable » Nicki Minaj tries to topple Kim Kardashian with racy #breaktheinternet Paper cover

Wednesday 15 November 10:29:44 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookNicki Minaj has just attempted the unthinkable—to topple Kim Kardashian as the reigning queen of breaking the internet. And, she has certainly pulled out all the stops.  SEE ALSO: Another day, another set of naked Kim Kardashian pictures Three years after Kim Kardashian's viral naked cover, Paper magazine has come back with another "Break The Internet" issue. And, it sure is … [Link]

Mashable » Kimmel asked people if Hillary Clinton should be impeached, even though she's not in office

Wednesday 15 November 10:17:33 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook "Crooked Hillary" is at it again. Exactly what "it" might be is unclear but she needs to be stopped. SEE ALSO: Celebrities read mean tweets about Jimmy Kimmel and things get brutal fast On Tuesday night, in the light of the Department of Justice reportedly deciding whether to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton, Kimmel thought he would … [Link]

Mashable » You need to watch Larry David's outtakes from Jimmy Kimmel's 'Mean Tweets'

Wednesday 15 November 10:02:44 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Remember how much Larry David enjoyed his contribution to the special Jimmy Kimmel birthday edition of Mean Tweets? Well, you haven't seen the half of it. SEE ALSO: Jennifer Lawrence, Gal Gadot, Emma Watson all have quick comebacks for their 'Mean Tweets' On Tuesday night's show, Kimmel shared footage of the many, many outtakes from David's recording, and one thing … [Link]

Mashable » Runners in the Shanghai marathon are getting a gorgeous 3D data souvenir

Wednesday 15 November 9:53:09 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookRunners in the past weekend's Shanghai marathon are taking home a unique personalised souvenir of their run. The 30,000 runners have been invited to plug in their run data from the event into a platform that will produce a 3D visualisation of how they performed.  The colourful chart can be panned in 360 degrees on a mobile phone with WebGL, and … [Link]

Slashdot » UC Browser Mobile App Disappears From Google Play Store

Wednesday 15 November 9:50:00 UTC 2017

UC Browser, a popular mobile web browser owned by China's Alibaba Group, has mysteriously disappeared from the Google Play Store. The app was pulled from the Google Play Store on November 12, according to data from app analytics firm App Annie. Several users began inquiring about the app's whereabouts earlier this week on Reddit. It was not immediately clear why … [Link]

Mashable » Tim Cook tweets congratulatory message to Australia but uses the wrong flag

Wednesday 15 November 9:28:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookLooks like Tim Cook might have sent this tweet out a little too quickly. The Apple CEO on Wednesday congratulated Australia on saying "yes" to same-sex marriage — except he added an emoji of the flag of New Zealand. Congratulations Australia! Another important step toward equality for all. 🇦🇺 #MarriageEquality — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) November 15, 2017 SEE ALSO: Who will … [Link]

Mashable » Pink's 'Carpool Karaoke' is here and it's 12 minutes of gleeful perfection

Wednesday 15 November 9:01:05 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook It's here, people: Pink's Carpool Karaoke has arrived, and it's just as instantly cheering as we'd all hoped it would be. SEE ALSO: Sam Smith 'Carpool Karaoke' has a brilliant surprise ending The 12-minute clip above contains some angsty singing, plenty of dramatic dancing, and an entertaining anecdote about Jon Bon Jovi and his leather pants. Basically everything a good … [Link]

Mashable » 'Justice League' is like a chocolate chip cookie with cockroach chunks

Wednesday 15 November 7:50:00 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookWould you enjoy a chocolate chip cookie … if I told you there were cockroaches baked into it? Whoa! The look on your face says it all. Let me see if I can talk you into taking a bite anyway. "There are some delicious chocolate chips in there!" I could say, which would be … a true statement indeed. (Hmmm. You're … [Link]

Mashable » It's 2017 but 2 white guys are opening a ramen restaurant called 'Misohawni'

Wednesday 15 November 7:40:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookThis is full on offensive, especially in light of what's happening in Hollywood right now. Two white guys in South Africa have launched a ramen restaurant, calling it "Misohawni." SEE ALSO: Portia de Rossi says Steven Seagal sexually harassed her during audition Located in Melville, a suburb in Johannesburg, the restaurant serves ramen, Korean BBQ, poke and izakaya dishes — basically … [Link]

Mashable » A 'Theme Hospital'-style game is coming, and it looks heavily inspired by the original

Wednesday 15 November 7:22:37 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookGet ready to be hit with the nostalgia stick, because a new game inspired by Theme Hospital is coming. The indie title, called Project Hospital, lets you do a lot of what you loved about the Bullfrog Productions game, including laying out the hospital, hiring staff, and curing patients for profit. SEE ALSO: Grab your piece of video gaming nostalgia with … [Link]

Mashable » Jay-Z's debut album has been turned into an Urban Outfitters capsule collection

Wednesday 15 November 7:09:41 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJay-Z’s iconic debut album Reasonable Doubt is the inspiration behind a new capsule collection from Urban Outfitters. SEE ALSO: You can buy 3D printing pens at Urban Outfitters because we live in the future now Taking cues from the 1996 album released by Roc-A-Fella Records and Priority Records, the relatively small collection features t-shirts, hoodies, a beanie and hat, emblazoned with … [Link]

Mashable » Tesla hits back at employee's racial discrimination claims

Wednesday 15 November 7:06:17 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTesla has unrelentingly hit back at a class-action complaint which labeled the carmaker's factories a "hotbed for racist behavior."   In a statement titled a "Hotbed of Misinformation" issued on its website Wednesday, Tesla said it is "absolutely against any form of discrimination, harassment, or unfair treatment of any kind." SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says the Tesla Semi will blow your … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Returns As Default Search Engine In Firefox

Wednesday 15 November 7:00:00 UTC 2017

Mozilla today launched Firefox Quantum, which the company is calling "the biggest update since Firefox 1.0 in 2004." It brings massive performance improvements and a visual redesign. It also sets Google as the default search engine again if you live in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan. TechCrunch reports: In 2014, Mozilla struck a deal with Yahoo to make … [Link]

Mashable » Avocado Rat is the millennial version of Pizza Rat

Wednesday 15 November 6:19:21 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookIt’s been two years since a rat struggled to drag a hefty slice of pizza along a few subway stairs in New York, and oh, how far we've come.  American hero Pizza Rat now has a rather on-trend Brooklyn antithesis: Avocado Rat. SEE ALSO: There's another Pizza Squirrel giving Pizza Rat a run for his money Discovered hauling an avocado along … [Link]

Mashable » Target's newest store is a preview of the chain's future

Wednesday 15 November 3:44:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookTargets everywhere are about to get a radical makeover. The retailer opened the first of a new model of store this week in the Houston suburb of Richmond, Texas, kicking off what the company claims will be its most ambitious redesign to date.  SEE ALSO: Target, Walmart, and Ebay are pushing Christmas way too early Target has said it plans to … [Link]

Slashdot » Why Google Should Be Afraid of a Missouri Republican's Google Probe

Wednesday 15 November 3:30:00 UTC 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Republican attorney general of Missouri has launched an investigation into Google's business practices. Josh Hawley wants to know how Google handles user data. And he plans to look into whether Google is using its dominance in the search business to harm companies in other markets where Google competes. It's another … [Link]

Mashable » Roy Moore scandal reaches new level of crazy with fake 'Bernie Bernstein' robocall

Wednesday 15 November 2:48:59 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookJust when it seemed the Roy Moore sexual assault scandal couldn't get more unbelievable, someone went ahead and pretended to be a Washington Post reporter in a robocall. After Moore's wife's shared fake news on her Facebook page in a misguided attempt to bring down the accusers, it seems the senate candidate's defenders took her effort to the next level. SEE … [Link]

Mashable » Inspiring photos show pure joy after Australia votes for same-sex marriage

Wednesday 15 November 1:54:43 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook Image: Don Arnold/Getty ImagesLove is truly in the air. Australia's overwhelming yes vote in its marriage equality postal survey was announced on Wednesday morning, and nervous supporters gathered around the country to hear the result. SEE ALSO: Australia votes yes to marriage equality and everyone is thrilled In Melbourne, they gathered in front of the State Library of Victoria. In … [Link]

Slashdot » All 500 of the World's Top 500 Supercomputers Are Running Linux

Wednesday 15 November 1:25:00 UTC 2017

Freshly Exhumed shares a report from ZDnet: Linux rules supercomputing. This day has been coming since 1998, when Linux first appeared on the TOP500 Supercomputer list. Today, it finally happened: All 500 of the world's fastest supercomputers are running Linux. The last two non-Linux systems, a pair of Chinese IBM POWER computers running AIX, dropped off the November 2017 TOP500 … [Link]

Mashable » Apple faces government investigation over patent infringement complaint

Wednesday 15 November 1:04:10 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookA federal regulator announced an investigation into Apple on Tuesday over claims that elements of the tech giant's products violate another company's patents, Reuters reported. The U.S. International Trade Commission launched the probe after a software company called Aqua Connect and one of its subsidiaries filed a complaint last month.  SEE ALSO: New Apple patent reveals the tech giant is exploring … [Link]

Mashable » This alarming study just sparked a fierce debate about screen time and teen mental health

Wednesday 15 November 1:01:35 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookBeing a teen today means wrestling with how social media and screens shape the very essence of your identity. The anecdotal truth is that both can tear you down as quickly as they build you up; friends and followers can turn into enemies while the promise of human connection can give way to profound loneliness.   SEE ALSO: How your brain … [Link]

Mashable » Trump is on pace to lie 8,000 times by the end of his first term

Wednesday 15 November 0:50:51 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookPresident Donald Trump is quick to use the term "fake news," but in reality a lot of what he himself says is as fake, misleading, and inaccurate as it comes. He even tried to claim he came up with the term "fake news." Add that to growing list of falsehoods. The Washington Post has been tracking Trump's lies since he was … [Link]

Mashable » The moment Australians learned they'd voted in favor of marriage equality

Wednesday 15 November 0:49:12 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAustralia just voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage, by a mile. Following a non-binding, non-compulsory nationwide postal survey on the matter and a lengthy campaign from both the "Yes" and "No" camps, 61.6 percent of eligible Australians voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage. SEE ALSO: Australia just voted overwhelmingly in favour of legalising same-sex marriage Australians gathered in parks, … [Link]

Slashdot » Yelp Ordered To Identify User Accused of Defaming a Tax Preparer

Wednesday 15 November 0:45:00 UTC 2017

mi writes: California State Appeals Court ruled this week that Yelp can't shield the identify of an anonymous reviewer who posted allegedly defamatory statements about a tax preparer. "The three-judge appeals panel in Santa Ana agreed with Yelp that it could protect the First Amendment rights of its anonymous reviewer but it still had to turn over the information," reports … [Link]

Mashable » You're losing us, Justin Trudeau

Wednesday 15 November 0:10:24 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookI’m not falling for the prime minister of Canada's game anymore. It's been just over two years since Justin Trudeau took the leadership of the Great White North's liberal government and the internet has been sweating him ever since. Immediately after the Oct. 20, 2015 elections, the headlines began. In the beginning, those headlines seemed generally worth it. His progressively gender-split … [Link]

Mashable » Apple retakes the wearable crown as the Series 3 dominates, says report

Wednesday 15 November 0:09:42 UTC 2017

Twitter Facebook ffa8 40e4%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ the new smartwatch lifestyle.","image":~ everything you need to know about the new Apple Watch","sources":[{&~ watch,smart watches,fitness tracking,workout,standalone-feature~ video,real time,lte,smart watch,apple watch series 2,real-time-video,heart rate,heart rate monitor,real time video,heartrate,apple watch series 3,series 3,lance ulanoff","sec0":null~ watch,smart watches,fitness tracking,workout,standalone-feature~ video,real time,lte,smart watch,apple watch series 2,real-time-video,heart rate,heart rate monitor,real time video,heartrate,apple watch series 3,series 3,lance ulanoff","videoSeriesName~ More about Apple, Fitbit, Xiaomi, … [Link]

Mashable » Australia votes yes to marriage equality and everyone is thrilled

Wednesday 15 November 0:07:03 UTC 2017

Twitter FacebookAustralia did it. The country has decidedly voted yes to marriage equality in its voluntary postal survey. Results were handed down by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday — Australians voted 61.6 percent in favor of marriage equality, giving the government a mandate to allow LGBTQI couples to marry. The nation's parliament will now be under enormous pressure to pass … [Link]

Slashdot » Apple Is Back To Being the World's Top Wearable Maker

Wednesday 15 November 0:05:00 UTC 2017

Apple is once again the biggest selling producer of wearables after its third-generation Apple Watch, released in September, helped it pip China's Xiaomi to the post. TechCrunch reports: The new device, Apple's first that connects to the internet without being tethered to a smartphone, took the U.S. mobile giant to 3.9 million shipments in the recent Q3 2017, according to … [Link]


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