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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.

Slashdot » OnePlus Customers Report Credit Card Fraud After Buying From the Company's Website

Monday 15 January 23:20:00 UTC 2018

If you purchased a OnePlus smartphone recently from the official OnePlus website, you might want to check your transactions to make sure there aren't any you don't recognize. "A poll was posted on the OnePlus forum on Thursday asking users if they had noticed fraudulent charges on their credit cards since purchasing items on the OnePlus site," reports Android Police. … [Link]

Mashable » What is Babe? Meet the site that published the Aziz Ansari allegation

Monday 15 January 22:49:43 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookBringing a laptop to Saturday brunch isn't the best look. But for Eleni Mitzali, it was a necessary faux pas.  "I can't bring myself to be away from it while all these responses are coming in," the managing editor at Babe.net had texted a friend, explaining why she'd be glued to her computer during the social outing. She was fielding fact … [Link]

Slashdot » City-Owned Internet Services Offer Cheaper and More Transparent Pricing, Says Harvard Study

Monday 15 January 22:43:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Municipal broadband networks generally offer cheaper entry-level prices than private Internet providers, and the city-run networks also make it easier for customers to find out the real price of service, a new study from Harvard University researchers found. Researchers collected advertised prices for entry-level broadband plans — those meeting the federal … [Link]

Slashdot » FDA Approves First Drug Aimed at Women With Inherited Breast Cancer

Monday 15 January 22:05:00 UTC 2018

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene. From a report: The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved AstraZeneca PLC's Lynparza for patients with inherited BRCA gene mutations who have undergone chemotherapy. The drug has been on the market since 2014 for ovarian cancer, and is the … [Link]

Mashable » Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's love story will be chronicled in a Lifetime movie

Monday 15 January 21:38:35 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe Crown may get there eventually, but Lifetime is looking to do it first. The cable network announced Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story on Sunday during the annual Television Critics Association press tour. As the title suggests, the movie will chart one of the most headline-grabbing romances of the modern era: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. SEE ALSO: This … [Link]

Mashable » How to worm your way into Trump's inner circle (Hint: Red and pink Starbursts)

Monday 15 January 21:34:35 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookPeople have strong feelings when it comes to Starbursts flavors. For President Donald Trump, his preferences are red and pink. When a politician learned of this particular quirk, he used it to his advantage to woo the president. If you're looking to worm your way into Trump's inner circle then you may want to follow House majority leader Kevin McCarthy's lead. … [Link]

Slashdot » Airbus A380, Once the Future of Aviation, May Cease Production

Monday 15 January 21:25:00 UTC 2018

The days may be numbered for the world's largest passenger aircraft. An anonymous reader shares a report: Airbus, the European aerospace group that makes the A380 superjumbo, said on Monday that it would have to end production of the plane if its only major customer, Emirates, did not order more (Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source). The … [Link]

Slashdot » Mozilla Tests Firefox 'Tab Warming'

Monday 15 January 20:45:00 UTC 2018

Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputer: Mozilla is currently testing a new feature called "Tab Warming" that engineers hope will improve the tab switching process. According to a description of the feature, Tab Warming will watch the user's mouse cursor and start "painting" content inside a tab whenever the user hovers his mouse over one. Firefox will do this on the … [Link]

Slashdot » Canadian Charged With Running LeakedSource.com, Selling Stolen Info

Monday 15 January 20:05:00 UTC 2018

A Canadian man accused of operating the LeakedSource.com website, a major repository of stolen online credentials, has been arrested and charged with trafficking in billions of stolen personal identity records, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Monday. From a report: The site, which was shut down in early 2017, had collected details from a string of major breaches … [Link]

Mashable » The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

Monday 15 January 19:28:08 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookDolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died Monday. She was 46. The band confirmed the news on their official Facebook page. There's no cause of death listed; the post only notes that O'Riordan died "suddenly" while she was in London for "a short recording session." The Cranberries were a staple of the 1990s alt-rock music scene. Their … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Brings Map Service Back To China

Monday 15 January 19:22:00 UTC 2018

Google has relaunched its map service in China after an eight-year absence, signaling a new era of cooperation between the American internet giant and local partners in fields such as artificial intelligence, reports Nikkei. From the report: Chinese netizens hailed the revival of Google Maps on Monday as the American company's great return to China, where its trademark search and … [Link]

Slashdot » Researchers Find That One Person Likely Drove Bitcoin From $150 to $1,000

Monday 15 January 18:49:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader shares a report: Researchers Neil Gandal, JT Hamrick, Tyler Moore, and Tali Oberman have written a fascinating paper on Bitcoin price manipulation. Entitled "Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin Ecosystem" and appearing in the recent issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics the paper describes to what degree the Bitcoin ecosystem is controlled by bad actors. To many … [Link]

Slashdot » Ford is Throwing $11 Billion at Its Electric Car Problem

Monday 15 January 18:05:00 UTC 2018

Ford said on Monday it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11 billion in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment. Company's chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range by the same period. It comes as countries around the world put more pressure on … [Link]

Mashable » Sharon Stone laughed for 10 seconds after a man asked if she'd ever faced sexual harassment

Monday 15 January 17:43:59 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookLet’s give it up for Sharon Stone. There are so many ways she could have answered a question about whether she'd faced sexual harassment over the course of her 40-year career. But her default was to laugh, and then deliver an honest, frank response that basically boils down to: Yes, you silly man, of course I have. SEE ALSO: Woman steps … [Link]

Slashdot » Lenovo Discovers and Removes Backdoor In Networking Switches

Monday 15 January 17:29:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader writes: Lenovo engineers have discovered a backdoor in the firmware of RackSwitch and BladeCenter networking switches. The company released firmware updates last week. The Chinese company said it found the backdoor after an internal security audit of firmware for products added to its portfolio following the acquisitions of other companies. Lenovo says the backdoor affects only RackSwitch … [Link]

Mashable » Obama, LeBron James thank Martin Luther King Jr. with emotional tweets

Monday 15 January 17:21:19 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookTwitter’s team has asked celebrities, influencers, and its everyday users, “How has Martin Luther King Jr. inspired you?” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his passing. SEE ALSO: Oprah's Golden Globes speech is the newest addition to Spotify's MLK Jr. playlist Starting Monday, Twitter retweeted those answers from the account of Twitter's black employee resource group @blackbirds and created the hashtag … [Link]

Mashable » 7 queer celebrity dating rumors that we desperately wish were true

Monday 15 January 17:00:00 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookAll conspiracy theories are trash — unless you're talking about celebrity queer relationship conspiracy theories, which are 100% good and accurate. Or so we hope. There are so many conspiracy theories in this genre that, if proven true, would bring infinite joy to queer people worldwide. The LGBTQ community has few celebrity queer relationships they can count on for gossip — … [Link]

Slashdot » Cryptocurrency Traders in South Korea Face Fines For Virtual Accounts

Monday 15 January 16:47:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader shares a report: Cryptocurrency investors in South Korea will be fined for refusing to convert their virtual accounts into real-name ones, financial authorities said Sunday. The move comes as South Korea is scrambling to rein in the virtual currency frenzy in Asia's fourth-largest economy, including preparations for a bill to ban cryptocurrency exchanges at home. According to … [Link]

Slashdot » India To Add Facial Authentication For Its Aadhaar Card Security

Monday 15 January 16:12:00 UTC 2018

India will build facial recognition into its national identity card in addition to fingerprints after a series of breaches in the world's biggest biometric identification programme, the government said on Monday. From a report: A local newspaper reported this month that access to the "Aadhaar" database which has identity details of more than 1 billion citizens was being sold for … [Link]

Mashable » OnePlus issues statement as some buyers complain of credit card fraud

Monday 15 January 15:44:51 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 significant number of OnePlus customers have reported suspicious activity on the credit cards they'd used to purchase a OnePlus phone.  According to this post on the company's official forums, 73 customers who had purchased something … [Link]

Slashdot » Why Uber Can Find You but 911 Can't

Monday 15 January 15:32:00 UTC 2018

Accurate location data is on smartphones, so why don't more wireless carriers use it to locate emergency callers? From a report, shared by a reader: Software on Apple's iPhones and Google's Android smartphones help mobile apps like Uber and Facebook to pinpoint a user's location, making it possible to order a car, check in at a local restaurant or receive … [Link]

Mashable » HQ trivia trick changes your app color to rainbow

Monday 15 January 15:14:46 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookHQ trivia is hard to win, but changing the app's color is quite easy. A tipster told us about the trick Sunday night, shortly after the 9 p.m. ET game, and it seemed to have worked earlier this week as well, per a tweet.  Why would you want to change the color of the app? We really don't know. Maybe to … [Link]

Mashable » 'Harry Potter' fan-fiction film about Voldemort's origin has over 4 million views

Monday 15 January 15:00:10 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook It's not the first time a fan-made film has blown up online, but ooh-wee, over 4 million views is a lot. SEE ALSO: Daniel Radcliffe weighs in on Johnny Depp remaining in 'Fantastic Beasts' Tryangle Films has put out their unofficial Harry Potter fan-flick Voldemort: Origins of the Heir. The film acts as a fan-built origin story about Tom Riddle's … [Link]

Slashdot » AI Beats Humans at Reading Comprehension

Monday 15 January 14:55:00 UTC 2018

In what is being called a landmark moment for natural language processing, Alibaba and Microsoft have developed AIs that can outperform humans on a reading and comprehension test. From a report: Alibaba Group put its deep neural network model through its paces last week, asking the AI to provide exact answers to more than 100,000 questions comprising a quiz that's … [Link]

Mashable » This Instagram post contains a major clue about the next series of 'The Crown'

Monday 15 January 14:12:03 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookPrincess Margaret, meet Princess Margaret.  Two actors playing younger and older versions of everyone's favourite character in The Crown came together in a glorious Instagram post.  SEE ALSO: Helena Bonham Carter is reportedly the new Princess Margaret in 'The Crown' Season 3 Vanessa Kirby, who plays Princess Margaret in Season 1 and 2 of The Crown, posted a photo of herself … [Link]

Slashdot » The Tech Failings of Hawaii's Missile Alert

Monday 15 January 14:10:00 UTC 2018

Over the weekend, Hawaii incorrectly warned citizens of a missile attack via their phones. According to The Washington Post, the error was a result of a staffer picking the wrong option — missile alert instead of test missile alert — from a drop down software menu. Hawaiian officials say they have already changed protocols to avoid a repeat of the … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon's 'Electric Dreams' is your new 'Black Mirror'

Monday 15 January 13:51:35 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Before we were transported to high-tech dystopia with Black Mirror, twisted sci-fi and fantasy anthologies thrived in the world of short fiction.  In 2017, Channel 4 (the erstwhile home of Black Mirror) adapted 10 short stories by Philip K. Dick into the anthology series Electric Dreams, a beautiful portrait of worlds beyond our own with a thrumming thread of humanity. … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Copycat justice has turned US counties into execution hotspots

Monday 15 January 13:41:32 UTC 2018

Criminals assigned the death penalty are five times more likely to be executed in some US counties than in others – a trend that some argue is unconstitutional [Link]

New Scientist – News » Science helped cause the opioid crisis – now it must make amends

Monday 15 January 13:41:31 UTC 2018

A US commission recommending how to solve the painkiller addiction killing 175 Americans a day also shows how opinion got in the way of fact to help cause the problem [Link]

New Scientist – News » Surfers may be swallowing bacteria and spreading it to others

Monday 15 January 13:41:30 UTC 2018

Surfers seem to swallow more antibiotic resistant bacteria from polluted water than swimmers. They may also be spreading it to vulnerable people they know [Link]

Mashable » Hey Aziz Ansari defenders, saying 'no' is more complex than you think

Monday 15 January 13:37:37 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIt took very little time for the same-old deeply dangerous rhetoric to rear its ugly head after the publication of a report accusing Aziz Ansari of sexual misconduct. In the anonymous report—published over the weekend by Babe—a woman shares her account the alleged misconduct which took place on a date in September 2017.  The responses to the woman's story are peppered … [Link]

Mashable » Dan the Ref has the best seat in the house at Puppy Bowl XIV

Monday 15 January 13:25:36 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookFor one blissful day this past October, a nondescript New York City film studio was filled to the brim with adoptable puppies. Ninety dogs, escorted by volunteers from 49 animal shelters across the country, gathered in playpens throughout the studio for one delightful purpose: the chance to compete in Puppy Bowl XIV, America's finest sporting event. SEE ALSO: If you're single, … [Link]

Mashable » Tame your passwords and keep your data safe with Dashlane

Monday 15 January 13:00:00 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. Passwords can be a pain in the butt. It’s hard to think of a good one, there are way too many of them, and they constantly have to be changed. Sure, you … [Link]

Mashable » Get a full surround-sound speaker set for more than 40% off

Monday 15 January 13:00:00 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. Speakers have come a long way since their invention in the late 1800s. Today, they're even included on everything from smartphones, to computers, to television sets — but not always with the … [Link]

Mashable » Hey aspiring project managers, learn Six Sigma and Lean with these online courses

Monday 15 January 13:00:00 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. Project management is an excellent field for any goals-driven person who likes to complete projects as efficiently as possible. But though you may already have a knack for "getting things done," there's … [Link]

Mashable » HTC U11 EYEs has a big battery and a dual front camera

Monday 15 January 12:57:05 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. After U11 and U11+, HTC has a new phone in its flagship line, the U11 EYEs.  This one, however, is more of a mid-ranger with a focus on selfie photography. With a 12-megapixel UltraPixel 3 camera … [Link]

Slashdot » Which JavaScript Framework is the Most Popular?

Monday 15 January 12:34:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes InfoWorld's report on which JavaScript frameworks are the most widely-used: In a study of 28-day download cycles for front-end JavaScript frameworks, NPM, which oversees the popular JavaScript package registry, found that React has been on a steady upward trajectory; it now accounts for about 0.05 percent of the registry's 13 billion downloads per month as of … [Link]

Mashable » Stubborn dogs attempt to stop human disposing of Christmas tree

Monday 15 January 12:31:57 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook NO HUMAN, YOU CAN'T CANCEL CHRISTMAS JUST BECAUSE IT'S JANUARY. SEE ALSO: Very good dog keeps interrupting his human's shower for a very good reason A video uploaded to the German Shepherd Dog Community Facebook group has gone viral. In the clip a foolish human goes to throw out a Christmas tree, while two German shepherds try to foil his … [Link]

Mashable » Chrissy Teigen just shared an observation about Trump you won't be able to unread

Monday 15 January 12:31:18 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookSometimes it's the simplest observations that are the best. Chrissy Teigen, whose Twitter feed is now so famous it pretty much deserves its own show, is the queen of this. SEE ALSO: 19 times Chrissy Teigen got hilariously angry with stuff on Twitter On Sunday evening, she shared an observation that will surely send ripples far and wide throughout the world: … [Link]

Mashable » Terrifying photos show plane after it skids off runway towards the sea

Monday 15 January 12:00:45 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIf flying makes you nervous in any way, you should probably stop reading right about now. SEE ALSO: Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains the term 'the stars align' A Pegasus Boeing 737-800 came off the runway at Trabzon Airport in Turkey on Saturday. After leaving the runway the aircraft then slid downhill towards the sea. Breaking News: Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 TC-CPF … [Link]

Mashable » Deadpool's birthday message to Zayn Malik was as hilariously creepy as you'd expect

Monday 15 January 11:08:46 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIn case you didn't already know, Ryan Reynolds and Zayn Malik are essentially BFFs. SEE ALSO: 69 times Ryan Reynolds was hands down the funniest actor on Twitter Look, here's some hard evidence: Paint one mural of Zayn on the hood of your car using gold leaf and real hair, and suddenly you're "obsessed". — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 9, 2015 … [Link]

Mashable » Millie Bobby Brown wants people to know that hair does not equal beauty

Monday 15 January 10:46:52 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookTurns out telekinesis isn't even her most powerful ability. SEE ALSO: Millie Bobby Brown is going to be a big-screen detective next, yes please Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown tweeted on Sunday about having a shaved head. It started out pretty simple. i miss my shaved head — Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) January 14, 2018 Then Brown elaborated. shaving your … [Link]

Mashable » Tom Hanks is adorably impressed with Maisie Williams' 'Game of Thrones' stamp

Monday 15 January 10:26:25 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook If ever there's a wedding happening in Central Park, an event that needs some added martinis or just generally something that requires somebody to be adorable, you can pretty much count on Tom Hanks to deliver. Game of Thrones stamps are no exception. SEE ALSO: Maisie Williams confirms Arya Stark has 3 new names on her kill list On Friday, … [Link]

Mashable » Maisie Williams confirms Arya Stark has 3 new names on her kill list

Monday 15 January 10:08:11 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Arya Stark's list is a nightmare: no matter how many people she kills, the damn list just keeps getting longer. SEE ALSO: Maisie Williams' Instagram post about not going to the Golden Globes is epic Appearing on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, Maisie Williams described an unusual request she often gets from Game of Thrones fans. "They want me … [Link]

Slashdot » 'Don't Fear the Robopocalypse': the Case for Autonomous Weapons

Monday 15 January 9:39:00 UTC 2018

Lasrick shares "Don't fear the robopocalypse," an interview from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists with the former Army Ranger who led the team that established the U.S. Defense Department policy on autonomous weapons (and has written the upcoming book Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War). Paul Scharre makes the case for uninhabited vehicles, robot teammates, … [Link]

Mashable » Apparently Trump actually said 'sh*thouse', and people are questioning if it's a word

Monday 15 January 7:06:15 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookYes, we're having this discussion. As the fallout over Trump's alleged remark about the U.S. accepting people from "shithole" countries continues, we might be all getting angry about the wrong word. SEE ALSO: How foreign media translated Trump's 'shithole' comment The word uttered, according to a tweet by Washington Post's White House reporter Josh Dawsey, apparently might be "shithouse." White House … [Link]

Mashable » This chatbot wants to cut through the noise on climate science

Monday 15 January 6:39:17 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookNoise and misinformation, especially on climate, has long been a problem on social media. To counter this, Australian not-for-profit the Climate Council has created a Facebook Messenger chatbot to inform people about climate science. SEE ALSO: Facebook announces a big News Feed change — and just wants you to be happy Launched on its Facebook page last week, it's an effort … [Link]

Mashable » A bunch of truly annoyed cats (and one sad chug) looking sharp on Dress Up Your Pet Day

Monday 15 January 6:10:31 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookGuys, it's been a very special day. A day of delight for internet animal enthusiasts and overbearing pet owners, and the bane of existence for actual pets. It's Dress Up Your Pet Day — an actual, genuine thing. SEE ALSO: Very good dog keeps interrupting his human's shower for a very good reason Apparently started by U.S. animal advocate Colleen Paige, … [Link]

Slashdot » City of Barcelona Dumps Windows For Linux and Open Source Software

Monday 15 January 5:39:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes Open Source Observatory: The City of Barcelona is migrating its computer systems away from the Windows platform, reports the Spanish newspaper El País. The City's strategy is first to replace all user applications with open-source alternatives, until the underlying Windows operating system is the only proprietary software remaining. In a final step, the operating system will … [Link]

Mashable » 'The least racist person you have ever interviewed': President Trump responds to 'sh*thole' comment

Monday 15 January 4:23:26 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookPresident Trump is "not a racist." At least that's what he says. Following a veritable shitstorm of backlash after he referred to places including Haiti, El Salvador, and some African countries as "shithole countries," Trump has declared that not only did he not say the derogatory comment, but that he isn't racist. Wait, the "least racist person." SEE ALSO: People from … [Link]

Slashdot » California Will Close Its Last Nuclear Power Plant

Monday 15 January 4:09:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes the San Francisco Chronicle: California's last nuclear power plant — Diablo Canyon, whose contentious birth helped shape the modern environmental movement — will close in 2025, state utility regulators decided Thursday. The unanimous vote by the California Public Utilities Commission will likely bring an end to nuclear energy's long history in the state. State law forbids … [Link]

Slashdot » Hackers Hijack DNS For Lumens Cryptocurrency Site 'BlackWallet', Steal $400,000

Monday 15 January 2:39:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes BleepingComputer: Unknown hackers (or hacker) have hijacked the DNS server for BlackWallet.co, a web-based wallet application for the Stellar Lumen cryptocurrency (XLM), and have stolen over $400,000 from users' accounts. The attack happened late Saturday afternoon (UTC timezone), January 13, when the attackers hijacked the DNS entry of the BlackWallet.co domain and redirected it to their … [Link]

Mashable » Aziz Ansari accused of sexual misconduct, he responds

Monday 15 January 2:22:28 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookAziz Ansari issued a statement Sunday night following an anonymous report from Babe 24 hours earlier, where a woman accused Ansari of sexual misconduct during a date the two went on in September. In a statement to Mashable, Ansari essentially agreed with the woman's account of the evening, ending his note by stating that he "continue[s] to support the movement that … [Link]

The Joy of Tech » JoT #2483: All we are is dust in the algorithm.

Monday 15 January 2:09:58 UTC 2018

JoT thumbIt just takes a speck! [Link]

Mashable » 'Milkshake Duck' is a dictionary's 2017 word of the year, and damn right

Monday 15 January 1:32:54 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookLast year had a reappearing internet phenomena: The "Milkshake Duck." The term has been named 2017's word of the year by Australia's Macquarie Dictionary, as of Monday. "Milkshake Duck" comes to define internet idols who become dizzyingly viral, only to fall just as fast due to their unpleasant backstories. SEE ALSO: Nobody has ever heard of Oxford Dictionary's word of the … [Link]

Slashdot » 20 Years Later, Has Open Source Changed the World?

Monday 15 January 0:39:00 UTC 2018

"Most code remains closed and proprietary, even though open source now dominates enterprise platforms," notes Matt Asay, former COO at Canonical (and an emeritus board member of the Open Source Initiative). "How can that be?" he asks, in an essay noting it's been almost 20 years since the launch of the Open Source Initiative, arguing that so far open source … [Link]

Mashable » This VR gym makes you work out by playing games

Monday 15 January 0:37:08 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookBlack Box VR has created one of the world's first virtual reality full-fitness gyms. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Virtual Reality, Vr, Exercise, and Gym [Link]

Mashable » Carrie Brownstein's memoir 'Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl' inspires new Hulu series

Monday 15 January 0:35:58 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookCarrie Brownstein's best-selling memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, will form the basis of a new series for Hulu. Confirmed to Mashable as in development, and first reported by Deadline, Hulu has ordered a pilot episode of Search and Destroy. It's a new TV project from Portlandia co-creator, Sleater-Kinney guitarist and Peabody Award winner Brownstein, along with Annapurna Television. SEE … [Link]

Mashable » This smart kitchen uses ingredient recognition to suggest recipes

Monday 15 January 0:34:50 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookWhirlpool has teamed up with Yummly to create the kitchen of the future. Ingredient recognition helps scan foods and find recipes, step-by-step instructions assist in preparation, and appliances are controlled remotely via smartphone. Read more…More about Apps, Home, Food, Technology, and Ces [Link]

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