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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 » These speakers stack like legos and communicate 'like a hive'

Monday 8 January 23:50:38 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookSmart speakers are invading our homes — but they don't all necessarily produce quality sound.  The Swedish audio company Sound Dimension is interested in producing quality audio, although you can't (yet) ask their speakers what the weather might be like tomorrow, as you can a Google Home Mini or Amazon Echo. These speakers, called Soundots, can be reconfigured into different arrangements … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Amazon Brings the Alexa Smart Home Skill API to the Kitchen

Monday 8 January 23:38:00 UTC 2018

Last week Amazon announced that it is adding cooking capabilities to the Smart Home Skill API, which enables its voice-controlled digital personal assistant, Alexa, to control and check the status of cloud-connected devices. [Link]

Mashable » Should Oprah run for president? Here's what political experts think.

Monday 8 January 23:25:46 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookPresident Oprah Winfrey. That's all the internet could shout last night, it seemed. But in the cold light of day, is that actually what we want? After Oprah accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment," she gave a barn burner of a speech that had the crowd on its feet … [Link]

Slashdot » Western Digital 'My Cloud' Devices Have a Hardcoded Backdoor

Monday 8 January 23:20:00 UTC 2018

BrianFagioli shares a report from BetaNews: Today, yet another security blunder becomes publicized, and it is really bad. You see, many Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives have a hardcoded backdoor, meaning anyone can access them — your files are at risk. It isn't even hard to take advantage of it — the username is "mydlinkBRionyg" and the password is "abc12345cba" … [Link]

Slashdot » Intel Launches 8th Gen Core Series CPUs With Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics

Monday 8 January 22:40:00 UTC 2018

MojoKid writes: At CES 2018, Intel unveiled more details of its 8th generation Intel Core processors with integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics. Like cats and dogs living together, the mashup of an Intel processor with an AMD GPU is made possible by an Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB), which provides a high-speed data interconnect between the processor, GPU … [Link]

Mashable » Former Breitbart reporter sues Twitter for banning him

Monday 8 January 22:26:35 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookTwitter has been praised by many for promoting free speech, but not by Charles C. Johnson.  On Monday, the right-wing activist sued Twitter, alleging the company violated his right to free speech by banning him from the platform. SEE ALSO: Twitter attempts to explain why it won’t ban Trump Of course, that's a hard argument to make given that Twitter is … [Link]

Mashable » HTC's new Vive Pro is for hardcore VR fans

Monday 8 January 22:22:56 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe HTC Vive isn't the only Vive headset anymore. HTC unveiled the HTC Vive Pro, a new VR headset that upgrades the Vive's audio and resolution in a major way. It also comes with a redesigned headstrap. SEE ALSO: 7 tech trends that will rule CES 2018 The new Vive Pro supports resolutions up to 2880 x 1600, which amounts to … [Link]

Mashable » This awesome dongle turns your phone into a 360-degree camera

Monday 8 January 22:21:07 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookEvery product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Ever wanted to quickly, easily take a 360 selfie? Or, even better, livestream 360-degree video to all your Facebook friends? Of course you have. With Insta360's new Nano S, you can do all that, and with … [Link]

Mashable » Trump won an award from the Committee to Protect Journalists

Monday 8 January 22:11:59 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookDonald Trump may have delayed his own "MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR," but in the meantime he's picked up a coveted prize himself: the Committee to Protect Journalists' Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom award. The CPJ announced its own Press Oppressor awards Monday, and Trump joined such illustrious leaders as Vladimir Putin, Turkey's Recep Tayyip … [Link]

Slashdot » Senate Will Force Vote On Overturning Net Neutrality Repeal

Monday 8 January 22:00:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has mustered the 30 votes necessary to force a vote on the FCC's decision to repeal net neutrality. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) announced that she's signed onto Markey's request to overturn the new rules, under the Congressional Review Act — which lets Congress nullify recently passed regulations … [Link]

Mashable » Bella Thorne shares heartbreaking childhood sexual abuse story on Instagram

Monday 8 January 21:48:53 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookActress Bella Thorne, who tweeted in 2017 that she was molested, has elaborated in an Instagram post tied to Sunday's Golden Globes and the Time's Up initiative in Hollywood and beyond.  "Over and over I waited for it to stop and finally it did," she wrote of her childhood abuse. "But some of us aren't as lucky to get out alive. … [Link]

Mashable » Bring back your iPhone's headphone jack with this ingenious case

Monday 8 January 21:47:43 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookHeads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. One of the biggest controversies of 2017 (at least to us) was the official death of the headphone jack. After the backlash surrounding the jack-less iPhone 7, we had hoped that Apple … [Link]

Mashable » Heading to CES? Don’t miss Netflix’s exclusive pre-screening of Altered Carbon, your next sci-fi obsession

Monday 8 January 21:46:42 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook   Altered Carbon, Netflix’s new action-packed sci-fi series, is set in a futuristic world where the new currency is life itself. With mankind able to download both consciousness and memories from body to body, death is obsolete—for those who can afford not to die, at least.  If you’re heading to Las Vegas for CES, get in on the action with a … [Link]

Mashable » Developers wanted: 10 Must-have skills to get your resume to stand out of the stack

Monday 8 January 21:40:33 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookWith the entry-level salary for a software developer as high as C$75,000, according to Randstad, you’ve got to wonder why more people aren’t showing up to companies en masse and demanding jobs. Well, it should go without saying that there’s a bit more to the development world than sitting at a computer punching in random numbers and symbols.  It’s a field … [Link]

Mashable » This gadget lets you pour wine without uncorking the bottle

Monday 8 January 21:39:43 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe Coravin Model Eleven sample wine while preventing oxidation of an entire bottle. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Kitchenware, Wine, Wine Tasting, and Drinking [Link]

Mashable » Unruly lemurs torment reporter attempting to film segment

Monday 8 January 21:23:30 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook News outlets love sending their reporters into uncomfortable and dangerous situations. So when BBC reporter Alex Dunlop was covering a piece on animals counts at the Banham Zoo in Norfolk, England, someone decided it would be a grand idea to film him inside the lemur exhibit.  A supercut from the BBC shows that maybe putting Dunlop in an enclosure with … [Link]

Mashable » President Oprah? Here's what she needs to consider before she runs

Monday 8 January 21:20:17 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookTalk of Oprah running for president in 2020 is ratcheting up, thanks to her powerful speech at the Golden Globes. Of course, that means the inevitable backlash is here too.  But if the media mogul has the fire in the belly required to run for president, she should run — and nothing anyone writes should dissuade her.  If she is truly … [Link]

Slashdot » GoPro Quits the Drone Business

Monday 8 January 21:20:00 UTC 2018

GoPro has announced that it's exiting the drone business, citing the challenges of turning a profit in an "extremely competitive" market. From a report: The company revealed the news during its earnings report today, saying that its Karma drone would be the last it would make. The company is also laying off hundreds of staff and reducing the pay of … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Go2mobi Announces Total Control API for Automated Mobile Advertising Campaigns

Monday 8 January 21:10:42 UTC 2018

Go2mobi, mobile programmatic advertising platform, has announced the Go2mobi Total Control API. The API allows developers to build custom programmatic features. Add agencies, trade desks, performance marketers, and more gain access to Go2mobi's demand side platform through an API. [Link]

Mashable » More than 3,000 people (and counting) want these trippy LED masks to become a thing on Kickstarter

Monday 8 January 21:03:15 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookHeads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Thanks to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, a lot of weird, ridiculous, and baffling projects that would never be bought by mainstream manufacturers can find their audience. We've covered a lot of them. … [Link]

Mashable » You will want to live inside this enormous, 22-pound bag of chocolate

Monday 8 January 20:57:41 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookForget whatever trendy, plant-based food plan you've committed to for 2018 and behold this delightful discovery: a 2,000-piece bag of chocolate. Reddit user Joycieejuice shared a photo of this astonishing TJ Maxx find, using her father for size comparison. Naturally, we had to know more about this enormous bag of candy. So, we did a little digging around on the Chocxo … [Link]

Mashable » The next frontier for self-driving cars: Making them human

Monday 8 January 20:53:12 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookNvidia CEO Jensen Huang was positively giddy as he showed off the company’s next-generation chips at one of the first events of CES 2018. The processor, called the Drive Xavier, is made to take on one of the most demanding use cases today self-driving cars. And as you’d expect, it’s leaps and bounds better than the previous generation of chips, ticking … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon is bringing Alexa voice controls to your car, even when it's offline

Monday 8 January 20:52:33 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookAmazon’s voice-controlled digital assistant, Alexa, may soon have a new home: your car. The online retail giant announced today at CES 2018 that a partnership with Panasonic will bring its Alexa voice assistant to in-car infotainment systems.  The new interface, Alexa Onboard, works with Panasonic's in-car infotainment Skip Generation IVI platform, announced at CES 2017. SEE ALSO: LG Electronics says, 'Screw … [Link]

Slashdot » After Iceland and Germany, Now France Declares War on the Gender Wage Gap

Monday 8 January 20:40:00 UTC 2018

France says it wants to make good on at least one-third of its motto of "liberte, egalite, and fraternite," by ensuring pay equality. From a report: The French government announced it is devising a "tough, concrete" plan to make the gender pay gap as much a thing of the past as Madame DeFarge's knitting habit. Per the Associated Press, France's … [Link]

Mashable » This cute little gadget will provide digital protection for your smart devices

Monday 8 January 20:16:36 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookHeads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Remember the good ol' days before the internet, when nothing was connected? Now, you can control your thermostat and coffee pot from your car or smartphone. It's a great time for technology, … [Link]

Mashable » Want to feel tired? Here's how a working woman got dressed in the 18th century.

Monday 8 January 20:07:27 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook As a woman who sighs loudly each and every time I put on skinny jeans, this video shook me to my core.  Clocking in at five minutes and 26 seconds, the new clip from CrowsEyeProductions shows how a Western "working woman" during the 18th century would have gotten dressed. To be honest, it's strangely calming to watch at first — … [Link]

Mashable » There's a must-watch documentary about Recy Taylor, the woman Oprah shouted out in Globes speech

Monday 8 January 20:04:09 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookOprah dedicated her rallying acceptance speech at the Golden Globes to the fighters of justice that history tried to forget. Specifically, she expressed gratitude for "the women who have endured years of abuse and assault… whose names we'll never know."  But one particular name came up again and again: Recy Taylor. And her story, explored in Nancy Buirski's 2017 documentary that … [Link]

Slashdot » James Damore Sues Google For Allegedly Discriminating Against Conservative White Men

Monday 8 January 20:00:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader shares a report: The author of the controversial memo that upended Google in August is suing the company, alleging that white, male conservatives are systematically discriminated against by Google. James Damore was fired as an engineer after a manifesto questioning the benefits of diversity programs was widely passed around the company. In a new lawsuit, he and … [Link]

Mashable » This robot can plow the snow for you

Monday 8 January 19:52:35 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook“ATR-Orbiter” is a fully radio controlled mobile robot crawler. Its tracked system reportedly allows it to tackle any type of terrain. It also features a stainless steel front lift to plow away large amounts of snow. Read more…More about Watercooler, Robots, Mashable Video, Snow, and Robot [Link]

Mashable » Want to reinvent your career this year? Here's how to get an MBA-style education for less than $50.

Monday 8 January 19:52:10 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookHeads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Going to business school is a great way to further your knowledge of the industry or pivot your career into a more business-centric field. But we'll be honest with you: a fancy … [Link]

Mashable » We all hate folding clothes, but is $1,000 folding robot worth it?

Monday 8 January 19:51:15 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookFoldiMate, Inc., a California-based startup, is developing a robot that will fold your laundry pile for you. Convenience comes at a cost though, as FoldiMate's target price is at $980. The project is still at a prototype phase and the first machines are expected to be shipped in late 2019. This prototype is currently being demonstrated at CES 2018. Read more…More … [Link]

Mashable » Release of rescued squirrel goes very, very wrong

Monday 8 January 19:48:51 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook After nursing an injured squirrel back to life, a kind family from Collierville, Tennessee, decided it was time to return their little buddy to the wild.  But Tom the cat had other plans. After placing the baby squirrel on a tree in their yard, the man in the clip affectionately rubs its back. "There you go. Go on up that … [Link]

Mashable » What happens when governments get into cryptocurrency

Monday 8 January 19:40:59 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookRussia is working on a government-run cryptocurrency. And they're not alone.  Governments around the world — including the U.S., China, Japan, Canada, Venezuela, Estonia, Sweden, and Uruguay — are either actively working on some form of digital currency or exploring the topic.  But don't expect a bunch of bitcoin clones. Governments have very different priorities, and decentralization — a main feature … [Link]

Mashable » Live out your 'Jurassic Park' dreams at this zoo

Monday 8 January 19:37:47 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThese dinosaurs went for a walk on Terrigal beach in Australia to promote a special event at the Australian Reptile Park. Read more…More about Australia, Mashable Video, Dinosaurs, Jurassic Park, and Reptile [Link]

Mashable » Learn how to be a cinematographer for just $18

Monday 8 January 19:35:32 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookHeads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Most of us enjoy snapping the occasional Instagram photo or capturing a great video for our Facebook feed, but many people can only dream about actually turning that into a career. Most … [Link]

Mashable » LG's new TV is thinner than a stack of 5 credit cards

Monday 8 January 19:34:59 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookLG announced a new 'Wallpaper TV' at CES 2018. The TV is its thinnest one yet—smaller in width than 5 stacked credit cards. Unlike last year's model, the TV now comes with Google Assistant, allowing you to seamlessly surf the web with a voice control remote.  Read more…More about Watercooler, Entertainment, Gadgets, Tv, and Google [Link]

Mashable » If you have a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, update your software right now

Monday 8 January 19:30:57 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIf you own any Apple products, you're going to want to make sure you have the latest updates installed. Apple just released two incredibly important security updates for iOS and MacOS, which address the massive Spectre vulnerability Apple previously said affects all Macs and iPhones. SEE ALSO: Apple on Meltdown and Spectre bugs: 'All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected' … [Link]

Mashable » James Damore is suing Google for alleged discrimination against white male conservatives

Monday 8 January 19:24:14 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookJames Damore, a fired Google engineer famous for penning a memo that argued lack of diversity in tech is in part because women are biologically inferior to men, has sued his former employer.  SEE ALSO: Google employee who wrote sexist manifesto identified Damore was one of two plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit filed on Monday to Santa Clara Superior Court … [Link]

Slashdot » Apple Updates macOS and iOS To Address Spectre Vulnerability

Monday 8 January 19:21:00 UTC 2018

Days after Apple disclosed how it would be dealing with the Meltdown bug that affects modern computers, it's pushed out fixes for the Spectre exploit as well. From a report: iOS 11.2.2 includes "Security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre," the company writes on its support page, while the macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Update … [Link]

Mashable » This photo of Michael Shannon singing Iggy Pop is the rare Good Thing

Monday 8 January 19:18:30 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Your weird celebrity crush Michael Shannon skipped the Golden Globe Awards Sunday to perform with Sons of the Silent Age for a David Bowie tribute concert. At least one Very Important photo from this concert has surfaced and shows Shannon going all-out as a shirtless Iggy Pop. SEE ALSO: When David Bowie played keyboard for his friend Iggy Pop Iggy … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook updates 'M' — removing humans from virtual assistant

Monday 8 January 19:14:54 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookFacebook is saying farewell to "M," its human-led virtual assistant — at least in its current form, The Verge reported on Monday.   The product, available via Facebook Messenger, was released back in August 2015 and available only to about 2,000 people in California. It combined artificial intelligence with real humans to complete tasks for users like sending flowers.  SEE ALSO: … [Link]

Mashable » Sony's new phone takes your selfies to the next level with two front cameras

Monday 8 January 19:04:02 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookAre you a selfie addict? Pfttt, who are you kidding? We all are. Let's get something else straight: For real selfie addicts, an iPhone won't cut it. Instead, you'll want a phone that's more versatile, like Sony's new Xperia XA 2 Ultra that was just announced at CES 2018. The new Android phone has two front-facing cameras — one regular wide-angle … [Link]

Mashable » Jimmy Kimmel is all about Oprah in 2020

Monday 8 January 18:50:36 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookLess than a day after Oprah's powerful speech at the Golden Globes had everyone calling on her to run for president in 2020, at least one celeb known to get political, Jimmy Kimmel, is on board. SEE ALSO: Oprah's must-see speech at the Globes will make you cry — and inspire you to take action Speaking at the Television Critics Association … [Link]

Slashdot » Facebook is Shutting Down M, Its Personal Assistant Service That Combined Humans and AI

Monday 8 January 18:40:00 UTC 2018

Facebook M, the text-based virtual assistant that used human workers to train an artificial intelligence system, is ending the human-assisted part of the service after two and a half years. From a report: The human-enhanced version of M, which was available through a bot on Facebook Messenger, only ever became available to about 2,000 people living in California. The final … [Link]

Mashable » 'The Bachelor' just announced 'The Bachelor Winter Games' oh no why

Monday 8 January 18:29:21 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe only thing that can bring people together in 2018 is the Olympics, but ABC will now attempt to counteract that with The Bachelor Winter Games. Premiering Feb. 13, during the PyeongChang actual Winter Olympics, the show will bring together 14 contestants from around the world to participate in wintry games and contests, including, per an ABC press release, "the toughest … [Link]

Mashable » Google Pay makes online payments even easier on Android

Monday 8 January 18:17:10 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookGoogle is making things simpler for shoppers who love Google. Forget Android Pay and Google Wallet. Starting Monday, all Google users and Google device owners only need to think about Google Pay. Google announced the name change and services in a blog post titled "Bringing it all together."  SEE ALSO: The Most-Googled Tech Terms of 2017 Google also launched a new … [Link]

Mashable » Toyota's e-Palette concept vehicle is your self driving food truck of the future

Monday 8 January 18:07:19 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIn the future, a self-driving pod could take you to work, deliver your food, and even be your new office.  At least, that's the idea behind Toyota's latest concept vehicle: an electric, self-driving pod called e-Palette that can be used for ride sharing, deliveries, or as a mobile retail or office space.  SEE ALSO: This wild-looking electric SUV concept has way … [Link]

Mashable » LG wants robots to take over, but it needs them to work first

Monday 8 January 18:02:23 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIf LG has its way, the company's robots will soon be serving you breakfast, carrying your luggage, and cleaning your floors. Well, assuming they can overcome some pretty basic problems like not working, that is.  The promise of a connected-robot future was made repeatedly Monday morning at CES in Las Vegas, with LG's vice president of US marketing, David VanderWaal, taking … [Link]

Slashdot » Microsoft's Meltdown and Spectre Patch Is Bricking Some AMD PCs

Monday 8 January 18:00:00 UTC 2018

Mark Wilson writes: As if the Meltdown and Spectre bug affecting millions of processors was not bad enough, the patches designed to mitigate the problems are introducing issues of their own. Perhaps the most well-known effect is a much-publicized performance hit, but some users are reporting that Microsoft's emergency patch is bricking their computers. We've already seen compatibility issues with … [Link]

Mashable » Seth Meyers slays Golden Globes monologue then lets females take the mic

Monday 8 January 17:36:54 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookSeth Meyers addressed Hollywood’s harassment problem head on in his Golden Globes monologue and handed over the mic when his white male privilege got in the way of a few jokes. Read more…More about Television, Movies, Funny, Mashable Video, and Harassment [Link]

Slashdot » China Plans To Kill Most of the World's Bitcoin Mining Operations

Monday 8 January 17:20:00 UTC 2018

The Chinese government will end bitcoin mining operations in the country in the coming months in a move that could have a massive impact on the price of the world's biggest digital currency. From a report: China has been a central player in the development of bitcoin in recent years, but Beijing has spent the last six months cracking down … [Link]

Mashable » Embrace the wonder of totally wireless earbuds with these MagicBeatz that are on sale

Monday 8 January 16:56:18 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookHeads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Stop getting tangled up in cords on your commute or at the gym. These wireless headphones should do the trick and lucky for you, they're on sale. SEE ALSO: Warm up and … [Link]

Mashable » All TVs should come with Google Assistant voice controls

Monday 8 January 16:45:00 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookBefore buying your next TV, you should make sure it comes with Google's Assistant. With Google Assistant, flat screens like LG's latest portfolio of 4K TVs announced at CES 2018 —  the B8, C8, E8, and the Wallpaper W8 series, and more — are getting a real dose of intelligence. SEE ALSO: 7 tech trends that will rule CES 2018 Unlike … [Link]

Mashable » Warm up and embrace that #hygge lifestyle with this electric kettle that's on sale

Monday 8 January 16:42:41 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookHeads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. If you live somewhere that's seeing single-digit temperatures this winter, then you'll want to get as many warm drinks as possible. This electric kettle by Caribou Coffee could be your perfect winter … [Link]

Mashable » Drone footage of a frozen beach is just as stunning as you'd think

Monday 8 January 16:41:07 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookHere’s some beach footage that won't make you want to put on a swimsuit. On Sunday, YouTube user Ryan Canty uploaded drone and on-the-ground video of the frozen Old Silver Beach near his grandmother's home in North Falmouth, Massachusetts.  Now, despite the videos' titles — "Entire Ocean Frozen, CRAZY!"— the entire Atlantic Ocean is not actually frozen. Obviously. But the snow … [Link]

Slashdot » AMD Unveils 2nd Gen Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs, 7nm Vega Mobile GPUs At CES

Monday 8 January 16:40:00 UTC 2018

MojoKid writes: AMD is unveiled a number of upcoming chip products for the new year at CES 2018, including updated next-generation Ryzen and Threadripper desktop processors covering every market segment from mobile to HEDT, and an array of Vega-based graphics products. AMD will be releasing a pair of Ryzen 3-branded mobile APUs for mainstream notebooks. The quad-core / quad-thread Ryzen … [Link]

Mashable » Amid cuts, GoPro is bailing on the drone market

Monday 8 January 16:18:28 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookGoPro is coming to terms with reality. Despite its best efforts, it's just a camera company. The above line was written over a year ago by Mashable's Kerry Flynn but the line is just as true now as it was in November 2016. SEE ALSO: Facebook releases free music and sound effects for video creators On Monday, GoPro confirmed reports of … [Link]

Mashable » 3 companies helping make China a global hub for IoT technology

Monday 8 January 16:18:26 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookTo talk about the Internet of Things in China is to talk about manufacturing.  Manufacturing spending on IoT technologies in China is estimated to rise to $127.5 billion by 2020. Since China currently produces a large chunk of the world's electronics (including technologies like sensors and microchips that are fundamental to the IoT), the country is well positioned to shape the … [Link]

Mashable » Princess Charlotte started school today and we're all officially ancient

Monday 8 January 16:17:14 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIt seems like only yesterday Princess Charlotte was but a twinkle in the nation's eye (and heart). But, today, our girl started nursery. And, my goodness does she look grown up. Princess Charlotte posed for photos in her first-day-of-school outfit shortly before making her way to Willcocks Nursery School. SEE ALSO: 17 huge moments that defined the royal family in 2017 … [Link]

Mashable » 4 companies that are fueling China's efforts to go green

Monday 8 January 16:16:37 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookChina’s urban population is growing, and with it, rising levels of pollution have become a cause for concern. But the country's recent efforts to shift to a more sustainable model of city living are promising. In fact, China recently rolled out the world's largest investment in clean energy to date. The nation has also committed to both manufacturing and adopting renewable … [Link]

Mashable » A History of Bizarre 'Star Wars' Spin-Off Games

Monday 8 January 16:14:11 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Star Wars, Video Games, Mashable Reels, Entertainment, and Gaming [Link]

Mashable » Oprah's Golden Globes speech was the emotional call to action America needs

Monday 8 January 16:12:50 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook“It is not lost on me that at this moment there’s some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given the same award," Oprah said, speaking about watching Sidney Poitier as a child. "It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them." Read more…More about Entertainment, Celebrities, Mashable … [Link]

Mashable » China's futuristic cities may include supersonic trains and drone-powered ride-sharing

Monday 8 January 16:11:18 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookChina is steeped in centuries of rich history and culture. But in the modern era, it's also a country with eyes to the future.  Today's Chinese cities are forging a path for the world's urban hubs of the future. This momentum is driven in part by predictions that more than 75% of China's population (and a total of more than a … [Link]

Slashdot » What's On Center Stage at the CES Tech Show? Your Voice

Monday 8 January 16:00:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader shares a report: Some of the most popular gadgets over the holiday season were smart speakers with digital assistants from Amazon and Google. Apple is coming out with its own speaker this year; Microsoft and Samsung have partnered on another. As the annual CES gadget show kicks off in Las Vegas this week, manufacturers are expected to … [Link]

Mashable » PSA: Australian-style licorice is the licorice you should be eating

Monday 8 January 15:59:10 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookMy fellow Americans, Twizzlers are bad. So is Good & Plenty. So are Red Vines (and not just because of "Cat Person"). And at the end of the day, this country's licorice pickings are relatively slim, especially if you're not necessarily a fan of black licorice. (If you are a black licorice purist and think all other licorice is "fake" or … [Link]

Mashable » Weather and climate disasters cost the U.S. a record $306 billion in 2017

Monday 8 January 15:57:40 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookA disastrous hurricane season combined with wildfires and other extreme weather events inflicted a record-setting toll on the U.S. in 2017, with 16 billion-dollar weather and climate events costing a total of $306 billion in damage. These events caused 362 direct deaths. These figures come from a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), released on Monday morning.  … [Link]

Mashable » Steve Carell met Kelly Clarkson 13 years after '40-Year-Old Virgin' and his reaction in perfect

Monday 8 January 15:57:31 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards certainly had their moments, some of which were rare connections between two unlikely people – like Kelly Clarkson and Steve Carell. It's been 13 years since Carell starred in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and screamed out Clarkson's name during the infamous waxing scene. Astoundingly, the two celebs never met before Sunday night. SEE ALSO: Oprah's … [Link]

Mashable » Trick out your home theater with this TV speaker that's massively on sale

Monday 8 January 15:56:40 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookHeads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. If you're looking to upgrade your home theater, then this $200 soundbar is currently on sale for just $76 and will seriously help you out.  SEE ALSO: This is everything you need … [Link]

Mashable » Bored girl made incredibly ornate sticky note doodles of her favorite Vine videos

Monday 8 January 15:54:42 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookYou know that feeling when you're bored so naturally you draw detailed screenshots from popular Vines on Post-It notes? Neither do we. But that didn't stop one impressive artist. Twitter user @zephanijong started a thread last week of her favorite Vines drawn as "bad" sticky note doodles. SEE ALSO: Vine creator is working on a 'follow-up to Vine' They were incredible, … [Link]

Mashable » The inspiring reason your favorite stars wore black on the red carpet

Monday 8 January 15:53:32 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookCelebrities walked the Golden Globes red carpet sporting black dresses and "Times Up" pins to support the fight against sexual harassment, assault, and inequality in the workplace. Many in Hollywood are drawing attention and donations to the legal defense fund that hopes to expand the movement across every industry. Read more…More about Film, Celebrities, Mashable Video, Sexual Harassment, and Red Carpet … [Link]

Mashable » Dogecoin inventor thinks the cryptocurrency bubble will blow up in everyone's face

Monday 8 January 15:35:31 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookEvery product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. A cryptocurrency that originally started as a joke now has a market cap of more than $1.7 billion. And its founder thinks that's a bad sign for the cryptocurrency market in general.  Jackson Palmer, currently a … [Link]

Mashable » How the 'bomb cyclone' formed to slam the East Coast

Monday 8 January 15:31:48 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe huge winter storm that slammed the East Coast is being called the 'bomb cyclone' because it's one of the most rare of its kind. The storm will be followed by the coldest weather of the winter so far in the East. Read more…More about Science, Mashable Video, Weather, Cold, and Winter [Link]

Slashdot » Apple Should Address Youth Phone Addiction, Say Two Large Investors

Monday 8 January 15:20:00 UTC 2018

Two large Apple shareholders, Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System, are urging Apple to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple's iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said. From a report: Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation's largest public pension plans, delivered … [Link]

Mashable » Jennifer Lawrence's 'Red Sparrow' trailer looks like the Black Widow movie Marvel still won't give us

Monday 8 January 15:19:42 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Jennifer Lawrence is in danger. Sexy, sexy danger. Red Sparrow stars the Oscar winner as a reluctant Russian spy trained in the dark arts of deception, manipulation, and seduction. (Mostly the latter, based on the trailer.)  SEE ALSO: Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone's 'love story' involves a slightly creepy third party She's not just good at her job, she's the … [Link]

Mashable » Dude's trip to Target looks straight out of a 'Stranger Things' episode

Monday 8 January 15:18:05 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookWhile we wait for a new season of Stranger Things, one guy got to experience the upside down in real life.  Redditor RazgrizInfinity captured the moment the lights at a Target parking lot began to flicker in a very creepy way. The erratic flashing of the lights didn't alarm anyone at the lot which makes you wonder what kind of Twilight … [Link]

Slashdot » Microsoft Halts Bitcoin Transactions Because It's An 'Unstable Currency'

Monday 8 January 14:40:00 UTC 2018

Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputers: Microsoft has stopped supporting Bitcoin as a payment method for Microsoft products, Bleeping Computer has learned. A Microsoft support staffer has told us the move is temporary and cited the unstable state of the Bitcoin currency. Microsoft added support for Bitcoin in 2014, and has previously temporarily stopped supporting Bitcoin in the past. Share on Google+ Read more … [Link]

Slashdot » Alexa is Coming To Windows 10 PCs From HP, ASUS and Others

Monday 8 January 14:00:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader shares a report: Amazon's Alexa recently arrived on headphones and even toilets, but it's about to become much more ubiquitous by hitting Windows 10 PCs later this year. HP, ASUS and Acer have revealed that the voice assistant is coming to various models, including ASUS's ZenBook and VivoBook lineup, the HP Pavilion Wave, and select Acer Spin, … [Link]

Mashable » Man instantly regrets decision to climb onto friend's shoulders

Monday 8 January 13:32:06 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook There was only one way this was ever going to end. SEE ALSO: Dude falls on his face at a wedding, becomes an internet classic In the 7-second clip above, a man can be seen balancing precariously on his friend's shoulders before one of the people filming them yells "jump"! It's one of those clips where you know exactly what's … [Link]

Mashable » BBC journalist quits after discovering she earns 50% less than male counterparts

Monday 8 January 13:28:51 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIn a powerful open letter to licence-fee payers, a veteran BBC journalist has spoken out against "secretive and illegal" culture of pay inequality at the publicly funded organisation.  China Editor Carrie Gracie announced her resignation in the letter after discovering she earned 50 percent less than her male counterparts.  "With great regret, I have left my post as China Editor to … [Link]

Mashable » Guillermo Del Toro totally shut down the Golden Globes' attempt to hurry up his speech

Monday 8 January 13:10:30 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookWhen Guillermo Del Toro is making a speech, you had better damn well listen. During Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony, del Toro picked up the award for Best Director for his new film The Shape of Water. SEE ALSO: Millie Bobby Brown's Golden Globes Instagram post about Drake is 11/10 Mid-way through his victory speech, though, someone working behind-the-scenes at the Globes … [Link]

Mashable » iHome just launched a new Google Assistant-enabled clock radio

Monday 8 January 13:00:00 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookEvery product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Smart speakers are groundbreaking and all, but let's be honest: They all kind of look like trash cans.  Enter iHome, a company that primarily makes speakers and clock radios for Apple products. At CES today, the … [Link]

Mashable » This adorable robot duck helps kids cope with cancer treatments

Monday 8 January 12:25:55 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe Aflac duck is being put to work in a new role: comforting children with cancer. Officially called My Special Aflac Duck, the animatronic duck is the product of a year and research and development by Sproutel, a startup that makes health-focused toys. The goal of the duck is to provide children going through chemotherapy — often a long and grueling … [Link]

Mashable » Meryl Streep and Ai-jen Poo urge everyone to join them in fight against 'power imbalance'

Monday 8 January 11:49:43 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookActor Meryl Streep and activist Ai-jen Poo stood shoulder-to-shoulder in solidarity on the red carpet at the Golden Globes with a message for all.  "We wanna say to everyone that they should join us," said Poo—director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance—who was one of several activists brought to the awards by female Hollywood stars.  SEE ALSO: Hollywood stars will bring … [Link]

Slashdot » OpenBSD's De Raadt Pans 'Incredibly Bad' Disclsoure of Intel CPU Bug

Monday 8 January 11:34:00 UTC 2018

troublemaker_23 quotes ITWire: Disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, which affect mainly Intel CPUs, was handled "in an incredibly bad way" by both Intel and Google, the leader of the OpenBSD project Theo de Raadt claims. "Only Tier-1 companies received advance information, and that is not responsible disclosure — it is selective disclosure," De Raadt told iTWire in response … [Link]

Mashable » Holiday in Barcelona? Hit these off-the-beaten-path hot spots

Monday 8 January 11:32:08 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookFrom the architectural masterpieces of Antoni Gaudí to the sweeping vistas of the Catalan countryside, Barcelona is a city full of sensory delights.  But there’s far more to this vibrant metropolis than initially meets the eye. For locals and travellers alike, Barcelona is full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path wonders that go far beyond the typical tourist traps.  Below, we've outlined … [Link]

Mashable » Emma Watson and Robert Pattinson reunite at Golden Globes, 'Harry Potter' fans go wild

Monday 8 January 11:29:08 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIf there's one thing the internet loves almost as much as shutdowns and awkward moments, it's reunions. Enter Emma Watson and Robert Pattinson, finally together again a full 13 years after Cedric Diggory was cruelly snatched from us in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. SEE ALSO: Seth Meyers slams Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein in Golden Globes monologue On Sunday, … [Link]

Mashable » Barbra Streisand calls out female directors being overlooked in powerful Time's Up speech

Monday 8 January 10:53:51 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookBarbra Streisand couldn't quite believe her ears when she was informed backstage that she was the only woman to ever win the Best Director award at the Golden Globes.  "Did I hear right?" she said, puzzled, on-stage when she recounted this anecdote prior to announcing the nominees for Best Motion Picture.  SEE ALSO: Tiffany Haddish had the distinct honor of teaching … [Link]

Mashable » Millie Bobby Brown's Golden Globes Instagram post about Drake is 11/10

Monday 8 January 10:27:45 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe Millie Bobby Brown/Drake friendship is real, people. It's only been two months since Brown met Drake at one of his concerts in Australia, and the two have already had their second meeting — and shared yet another adorable Instagram shot. SEE ALSO: Golden Globes: The full winners list It all started back in November, with the following glorious posts: this … [Link]

Mashable » 'Three Billboards' wins Globes' Best Picture but not everyone's happy about it

Monday 8 January 10:20:54 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookTaking out one of the two top gongs for the Golden Globes, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has won this year's Best Picture: Drama. Voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the film trumped Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, The Post, and The Shape of Water for the Globe. But not everyone was psyched about it. SEE ALSO: Golden Globes: … [Link]

Mashable » After a monster run, Ethereum is the number two cryptocurrency again

Monday 8 January 9:51:55 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookEvery product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Ethereum is the second-largest cryptocurrency again.  The decentralized app platform was holding the number two spot, behind Bitcoin, since last spring, until it was briefly dethroned by banking-oriented Ripple in January.  But Ripple's price is currently … [Link]

Mashable » This countertop dishwasher is every New Yorker's dream

Monday 8 January 8:51:40 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookEvery struggling twenty-something in New York learns one thing fast: Your crappy apartment in the bad part of town is never going to have a dishwasher. There simply isn't enough space in your place (or money in your bank account) to support such a luxury.  SEE ALSO: Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018 Now, there may finally … [Link]

Mashable » What it's like to ride in a self-driving Lyft

Monday 8 January 8:35:33 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookRiding in a self-driving Lyft car is way more boring than you'd expect. But that's really the point. The ride, which I took on the streets of Las Vegas at the outset of CES 2018, was only remarkable in how mundane it was. Turns, lane changes, braking for red lights, accelerating for green — it was all pretty much the same … [Link]

Slashdot » Ask Slashdot: How Should I Replace My Netbook?

Monday 8 January 8:34:00 UTC 2018

Long-time Slashdot reader Kevin108 needs to replace his netbook: I've used and loved my Eee 701 for many years. None of the diminutive ergonomics were ever an issue. But the low-res screen, 4 GB SSD, and 630 MHz Celeron are a useless combo for current web browsing and modern software. I'm now in the market for a new device in … [Link]

Mashable » The curious case of an alleged phony footballer turned anti-gang media commentator

Monday 8 January 8:00:28 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookYou can be anyone you want to tell people you are, until you enter the public eye. Then, you might get found out — and one Nelly Yoa is learning the hard way. In the past week, Australia's media and politicians have whipped up a frenzy on a supposed "African gang crisis" consuming Melbourne. The issue has flared up in the … [Link]

Mashable » Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018

Monday 8 January 6:57:39 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIt’s an artificial intelligence showdown. This year at CES, the world's largest electronics trade show (running Jan. 9-12), thousands of companies will travel to Las Vegas to show off their newest products and build new partnerships. But this time around, one exhibitor stands out from the rest: Google. SEE ALSO: 7 tech trends that will rule CES 2018 It's the first … [Link]

Mashable » Not crashing your drone is about to get a whole lot easier

Monday 8 January 6:50:29 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookFlying a drone is fun, but, and let's be real, it's a whole lot less fun when you keep crashing it into things. Those days could soon be behind us, however, if Leti has its way.  The research institute wing of CEA is set to debut its latest anti-crash tech at CES this year, and had a few units on hand … [Link]

Mashable » 'She would absolutely do it': Stedman Graham fuels hopes for Oprah's unlikely presidential run

Monday 8 January 6:16:23 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookCould Oprah Winfrey have just made the first speech of her political career? Not at all, but we can dream. That's what many people have decided on Twitter anyway, and Winfrey's longtime partner Stedman Graham played along with their hopes. SEE ALSO: Oprah's must-see speech at the Globes will make you cry — and inspire you to take action This has … [Link]

Mashable » The brains of Uber's self-driving cars are getting a big upgrade

Monday 8 January 5:21:57 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookSoon, Uber's self-driving cars will all think the same. The ride-sharing company announced at CES 2018 that it had selected Nvidia to be the tech supplier for self-driving fleet going forward. The arrangement says Uber's driverless cars will utilize Nvidia's new Xavier Drive chips, a new powerful and efficient chip built specifically for autonomous cars. SEE ALSO: 7 tech trends that … [Link]

Mashable » The 6 best moments of the Golden Globes (obviously including Oprah)

Monday 8 January 4:38:11 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIt was bound to be a tense Golden Globes night in Hollywood after months charged with allegations of sexual misconduct and gender inequality – and perhaps for the better, Sunday's awards ceremony steered more toward tame. This was a night about toppling the patriarchy, and the presenters and nominees either stuck to that or sat back and let others do the … [Link]

Slashdot » Can Mesh Networks Save a Dying Web?

Monday 8 January 4:34:00 UTC 2018

From an anonymous reader: "The web is dying, but mesh networks could save it," writes open source hacker Andre Staltz. He warns that Facebook, Google, and Amazon plan to "grow beyond browsers, creating new virtual contexts where data is created and shared," and predicts the next wave of walled gardens will be a "social internet" bypassing the web altogether. "The … [Link]

Mashable » Stephen Miller was escorted off set after his fiery CNN interview

Monday 8 January 4:30:55 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookA hostile interview between Trump aide Stephen Miller and CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday was certainly an eyebrow raiser. As first reported by Business Insider, Miller had to be escorted off set by security following his interview after being asked to "leave several times." A source confirmed the report to Mashable.  SEE ALSO: Pete Souza had the perfect reaction to Trump's … [Link]

Mashable » 'Three Billboards' and 'Lady Bird' crowned Best Picture at the 2018 Golden Globes

Monday 8 January 4:21:37 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe votes are in, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Lady Bird are the best films of 2017. Well, according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, anyway. The two pictures took home Best Picture prizes at the 2018 Golden Globe awards ceremony tonight. SEE ALSO: Golden Globes: The full winners list Lady Bird's win for Best Musical or Comedy was … [Link]

Mashable » Donald Trump just misused the word 'consensual.' Really.

Monday 8 January 4:18:52 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe President of the United States, who is facing allegations of sexual assault and harassment, just confused the word "consensual." Really. SEE ALSO: Despite bombshell book, Donald Trump wants all of you to know he's 'like, really smart' Posting an excerpt from the New York Post opinion piece "We’re still better off with Trump than Clinton" published by Michael Goodwin, Donald Trump … [Link]

Mashable » Tom Hanks spent his Golden Globes delivering martinis, deserves an award

Monday 8 January 4:12:25 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe Golden Globes may have proved that Oprah should run for president, but they also revealed that we should elect Tom Hanks as our Bartender in Chief.  Amidst the many celebrities clad in black, Hanks was spotted roaming around with a tray of martinis.  Best thing I've seen here. Tom Hanks delivering a tray of martinis to his table. The best#goldenglobes … [Link]

Mashable » Oprah's must-see speech at the Globes will make you cry — and inspire you to take action

Monday 8 January 3:53:34 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook There's a reason why, throughout the Golden Globes, stars have been whispering her name like a prayer: Oprah.  The queen's acceptance speech for the esteemed Cecil B. DeMille award (essentially a lifetime achievement award) at the Golden Globes Sunday night was a rallying cry for the disenfranchised that managed to perfectly articulate the #MeToo moment.  SEE ALSO: The 6 best … [Link]

Mashable » Oprah's Golden Globes speech has us all begging her to run for president

Monday 8 January 3:53:27 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookWe knew Sunday's Golden Globes would be an emotional affair, but we didn't expect it to kick off Oprah's political career. Now, to be fair, when Oprah Winfrey gave her extremely moving speech upon accepting the Cecil B.  DeMille award, she didn't explicitly say that she would run for president in 2020. But as she imparted hope, wisdom, and the promise … [Link]

Mashable » Natalie Portman calls out the Globes' 'all-male' best director nominees from the stage

Monday 8 January 3:48:19 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookNatalie Portman is done pretending not to notice the gender disparity in Hollywood filmmaking. While on stage at the Golden Globes, Portman called out the industry with a single well-placed word. SEE ALSO: Seth Meyers slams Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein in Golden Globes monologue Portman went on stage with Ron Howard, who announced that they were here to present the award … [Link]

Mashable » Samsung unveils massive 146-inch 4K TV called 'The Wall'

Monday 8 January 3:41:51 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookCES, the year's biggest tech show, may feel completely different these days with all the self-driving car tech, but one thing you can always count on wowing are huge TVs. Like really big ones. Samsung kickstarted CES 2018 with a massive 146-inch 4K TV it's calling "The Wall." Yeah, it's a wall, alright. SEE ALSO: 7 tech trends that will rule … [Link]

The Joy of Tech » JoT #2481: What the hell happened at Intel?

Monday 8 January 3:26:02 UTC 2018

JoT thumbAh, yep, that'll do it. [Link]

Mashable » Of course James Franco and Tommy Wiseau gave us the most awkward-hilarious moment of the Globes

Monday 8 January 2:41:04 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2018%2f1%2f192f954d 8e8b 450b%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ course James Franco and Tommy Wiseau gave us the most awkward-hilarious moment of the Globes","sources":[{~ More about James Franco, Tommy Wiseau, The Room, The Disaster Artist, and Golden Globes 2018 [Link]

Slashdot » SpaceX Completes First Launch of 2018: Secretive 'Zuma' Spacecraft

Monday 8 January 2:34:00 UTC 2018

SpaceX's first launch of 2018 was "a secretive spacecraft commissioned by the U.S. government for an undisclosed mission," reports TechCrunch. An anonymous reader quotes CNN: After more than a month of delays, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket vaulted toward the skies at 8 p.m. ET Sunday with the secretive payload. It launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida… … [Link]

Mashable » 'Star Trek: Discovery' breathes new life into an old universe

Monday 8 January 2:30:00 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookWarning: Spoilers ahead for Star Trek: Discovery, Season 1, episode 10, "Despite Yourself."  I've always skipped past "mirror universe" episodes of Star Trek. To me, they always seemed so cheesy: Oh look, evil Spock has a goatee!  But on Sunday night, Star Trek: Discovery finally did the concept right. SEE ALSO: 16 gift ideas for anyone obsessed with 'Star Trek' In … [Link]

Mashable » An Australian suburb was the hottest place on Earth yesterday

Monday 8 January 2:24:36 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe suburb of Penrith in Sydney, Australia isn't a hot destination for tourists, but it was a searing place — temperature wise at least — on Sunday. Penrith hit a 80-year high with temps of 47.3 degrees Celsius (117.14 degrees Fahrenheit) at 3:25 p.m., just shy of missing the area's record high set in 1939. SEE ALSO: Eastern U.S. shivers through … [Link]

Mashable » Gabrielle Union posts powerful Time's Up message during Golden Globes

Monday 8 January 2:17:33 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookWhile the Golden Globes red carpet was peppered with folks wearing Time's Up pins and donning black gowns in protest against sexual harassment and abuse, one Hollywood star penned her own quietly powerful message. Sleepless star Gabrielle Union posted a message of solidarity for survivors of sexual assault and the #MeToo and Time's Up movements on Instagram, marking 25 years since … [Link]

Mashable » In the midst of the #MeToo Golden Globes, one shampoo commercial confused us all

Monday 8 January 2:08:07 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookAs the Golden Globes kicked off the post-Harvey Weinstein 2018 awards season Sunday, no one knew exactly how it would go down.  But it was still something of a surprise when the weirdest thing that happened in the first hour was a shampoo commercial from L'Oréal. After Elisabeth Moss, who won for Best Actress in a Drama TV Series, delivered a … [Link]

Mashable » Seth Meyers slams Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein in Golden Globes monologue

Monday 8 January 1:36:43 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookHollywood’s award season is officially underway, and Golden Globes host Seth Meyers knew exactly how to kick it off.  In an opening monologue often met with nervous, punctured laughter, Meyers' spoke at length about Hollywood's harassment problem and the fallout it's still seeing. He also highlighted the activists present as guests to highlight the work of the Time's Up movement, and … [Link]

Mashable » SpaceX launches secret government mission, brings rocket back in for a landing

Monday 8 January 1:17:05 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookSpaceX just sent a secret government mission to space. The rocket, carrying its secret payload called "Zuma," lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.  SEE ALSO: SpaceX's 20th successful rocket landing was just as amazing as its 1st About 8 minutes later, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket came in for a beautiful night … [Link]

Mashable » Chilly weather didn’t stop these pantless subway passengers

Monday 8 January 1:15:27 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIt might have been only 18 degrees Fahrenheit in New York City on Sunday afternoon, but the annual tradition of riding the subway without pants went on despite some frozen buns. SEE ALSO: Eastern U.S. shivers through 'stupid cold' temperatures after the 'bomb cyclone' The light-hearted event brought out many riders donning winter clothing, but no pants. Once on board, participants … [Link]

Mashable » Here are all your faves powerfully rocking black on the red carpet at the Golden Globes

Monday 8 January 1:12:40 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookJust as promised, this year's Golden Globes red carpet was a sea of black.  SEE ALSO: Hollywood stars will bring activists to the Golden Globes Nearly every celebrity showed up in black, in participation with the symbolic protest organized by Time's Up. Some of the celebs took the opportunity to underline the message (see: Connie Britton) and others accessorized with Time's … [Link]

Mashable » This wild-looking electric SUV concept has way more tech than anyone needs

Monday 8 January 0:58:23 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookCES has barely begun and already there's no shortage of pie-in-the-sky electric vehicle concepts. Today, Chinese EV startup Byton unveiled its electric SUV concept, a wannabe Tesla killer that's crammed full of so much tech it would make Elon Musk's head spin. SEE ALSO: 7 tech trends that will rule CES 2018 Seriously. The vehicle, which will allegedly go into production … [Link]

Mashable » Golden Globes: The full winners list

Monday 8 January 0:40:07 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookFresh off a powerful Golden Globes red carpet that paired actresses with activists, the Seth Meyers-hosted Golden Globes kicked off Sunday night.  SEE ALSO: Hollywood stars will bring activists to the Golden Globes See a full list of winners from the ceremony, updating live, below.  Best Motion Picture – DramaCall Me By Your NameDunkirkThe PostThe Shape of WaterThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, … [Link]

Slashdot » Some Smartphone Salesmen Aren't Sold on the iPhone X

Monday 8 January 0:34:00 UTC 2018

A CNET reporter visited four carrier stores to ask their salesmen if they'd recommend an iPhone X. But after visiting stores for Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon, "I couldn't even find a salesperson to tell me it was the best iPhone I could buy." So he finally tried asking three salesmen at Apple Stores — and still got equivocal answers. … [Link]

Mashable » Debra Messing calls out E!'s hypocrisy over gender equality straight to E!'s face

Monday 8 January 0:23:48 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookDebra Messing definitively proved that the women of Hollywood are absolutely done being silent. The Will and Grace star wasn't afraid to let things get necessarily awkward when she kicked off her E! Golden Globes red carpet interview by calling out the network for its own hypocrisy with gender equality.  It began when host Giuliana Rancic  asked her about the hottest … [Link]

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