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 » Trump's face on a stack of newspapers gets a newsworthy Photoshop battle

Friday 19 January 23:51:13 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookPresident Donald has always been a popular subject on Reddit's r/PhotoshopBattles. But since you can't look anywhere without seeing a photo of his face somewhere, the appeal wore off a bit. But on Friday, Redditor suri09 submitted an older image from a stack of German newspapers from last May.  SEE ALSO: Family shares hilarious Photoshop fail from a photographer they hired … [Link]

Slashdot » Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says He Does Not Regret Firing James Damore

Friday 19 January 23:50:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded today to the firing of employee James Damore over his controversial memo on workplace diversity, stating that while he does not regret the decision, he regrets that people misunderstood it as a politically motivated event. Speaking in a live conversation with journalist and Recode co-founder Kara … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Webhose.io Adds Dark Web and Broadcast Data to its API

Friday 19 January 23:44:01 UTC 2018

Webhose.io, an advanced data crawling API service provider, has added dark web and broadcast data to its Webhose.io API. The Webhose.io Dark Web Data Feed allows cyber security companies and researchers to monitor TOR network activity and provides programmatic access to anonymized web content available on TOR (The Onion Router). [Link]

Mashable » Twitter to notify users who got played by Russian propaganda accounts

Friday 19 January 23:19:41 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookOver a half million Twitter users are about to be on the receiving end of an inbox surprise.  No, not the news of an unexpected verification. Nor something more prosaic, such as their unwitting participation in a new feature test group. Rather, Twitter will be dropping a little email truth bomb: You got played by a Russian troll army.  SEE ALSO: … [Link]

Mashable » Someone had a seizure in VR and nobody knew what to do

Friday 19 January 23:14:45 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook When someone suffers a seizure in real life, it can be an intense, scary experience. When someone suffers a seizure during a VR chat, it can be even more terrifying.  This is the exact scenario that Sam Raiffeisen, otherwise known as YouTuber Rogue Shadow, found himself in recently. While playing VRChat, a multiplayer app where people can hang out with … [Link]

Mashable » WhatsApp just fixed a huge problem with its Android app

Friday 19 January 23:11:13 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookWhatsApp, the cross-platform instant messenger owned by Facebook, will finally allow Android users to choose how different types of notification appear. This update is great news for many Android users, Android Police reports. The lack of notification channels was impeding the app's everyday functionality.  Here's what the problem was: Android 8.0 Oreo, released in August 2017, introduced "notification channels" to Android … [Link]

Slashdot » Security Breaches Don't Affect Stock Price, Study Suggests

Friday 19 January 23:10:00 UTC 2018

Computer security professional Bruce Schneier highlights the key findings of a study that suggests security breaches don't affect stock price. The study has been published in the Journal of Information Privacy and Security. From the report: -While the difference in stock price between the sampled breached companies and their peers was negative (1.13%) in the first 3 days following announcement … [Link]

Slashdot » Trump Signs Surveillance Extension Into Law

Friday 19 January 22:30:00 UTC 2018

President Trump took to Twitter this afternoon to announce that he has signed a six-year renewal of a powerful government surveillance tool. "Just signed 702 Bill to authorize foreign intelligence collection," Trump tweeted. "This is NOT the same FISA law that was so wrongly abused during the election. I will always do the right thing for our country and put … [Link]

Mashable » Why you should watch 'Mary and The Witch's Flower' this weekend

Friday 19 January 22:25:34 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookRecently, it's felt almost like our duty to live in a world devoid of magic. When everything's falling apart, there's this pressure to "live in the real world" — to replace all wonder and hope with horror and pragmatism. Unless you're watching Mary and The Witch's Flower, which blurs the lines between fantasy and realism, turning the everyday into an enchantment. … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » How To Get YouTube Playlist Contents from the YouTube Data API

Friday 19 January 22:21:42 UTC 2018

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Mashable » A government shutdown could turn NASA centers into ghost towns

Friday 19 January 22:19:16 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe looming government shutdown could extend its gloomy reach to space.  If the federal government shuts down at midnight on Saturday, NASA, like all other agencies, will be affected.  According to the agency's most recent public plan published in November 2017, all but the most essential employees will be placed on furlough if a shutdown comes to pass.  SEE ALSO: Jimmy … [Link]

Mashable » Here's how your TV works… in slow motion

Friday 19 January 22:05:22 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Ever wondered just how your television works?  YouTube channel The Slow Mo Guys, aptly named for their slow motion videos, explains the miracle of television and shows step-by-step how images appear on screens.  Instead of watching moving objects on our screens, turns out we're just watching a bunch of still images shown to us really, really quickly. After explaining this … [Link]

Mashable » Norwegian Air claims record for shortest transatlantic flight, propelled by 200 mph tailwinds

Friday 19 January 21:56:11 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookA bunch of lucky passengers may have made aviation history this week on a Norwegian Air Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from New York to London. The plane rode tailwinds of more than 200 mph on Jan. 15, allowing it to make the trip in just 5 hours and 13 minutes. According to Norwegian Air, that's the fastest transatlantic trip ever for … [Link]

Mashable » Tide Pod porn that will whet your appetite and cleanse your palette

Friday 19 January 21:54:02 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookHave you ever caught yourself starring at a Tide Pod while doing your laundry? Suddenly, your mouth waters, your tummy growls, and utter confusion overcomes your body.  You want to eat that glorious and delicious-looking ball of cleaner. You want to bear down on the gelatinous coating, and feel the ooze of the sweet laundry detergent release into your mouth, dripping … [Link]

Mashable » The cellphone belt clip is finally cool

Friday 19 January 21:51:28 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook‘Placeon’ is the stylish sleek belt clip that will make all your beeper-related dreams come true. Throwing it back to the '90s, this sick hook is even cooler and more sturdy than an old fashion belt clipFinally, a perfect gift for dads! Read more…More about Real Time, Real Time Video, Real Time, Real Time Video, and Real Time Video [Link]

Mashable » Purchased a OnePlus phone? Yeah, your credit card might have been stolen.

Friday 19 January 21:51:18 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThings aren't looking so hot for approximately 40,000 OnePlus customers. And no, not because they'll probably have to wait until June to upgrade to the OnePlus 6.  It turns out that the company's website was hacked, and in the process credit card numbers and other payment information was likely stolen.  SEE ALSO: OnePlus issues statement as some buyers complain of credit … [Link]

Mashable » Quit annoying your roommates and sing into this soundproof mask

Friday 19 January 21:50:45 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook‘Beltbox’ is a portable vocal dampener for singers. Put it over your mouth to quiet your warm-up sounds to avoid disturbing others. It also comes with a strap for handsfree use. The mask can reportedly quiet vocals up to 30dB.  Read more…More about Tech, Watercooler, Mashable Video, Show, and Mask [Link]

Slashdot » Facebook Will Now Ask Users To Rank News Organizations They Trust

Friday 19 January 21:50:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Recode: Facebook is doing a very un-Facebooky thing: It's going to start declaring that some news sources you see in your Facebook feed are better than others, and act accordingly. But Facebook being Facebook, it's going about it in the most Facebooky way possible: It's going to rely on users — not the … [Link]

Mashable » This bath visor prevents soap from getting into your baby's eyes

Friday 19 January 21:49:24 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe 'Kair Bath Visor' is a baby bath visor that uses an air-filled cushion to adjust to the shape of any head in order to stop the soap and water from passing through. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Kids, Bath, Parents, and Baby [Link]

Mashable » Timothée Chalamet was reportedly wrong about his contract silencing him on Woody Allen

Friday 19 January 21:44:46 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookCall Me By Your Name's Timothée Chalamet announced that he donated his salary from his work on the upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York on Tuesday, but the actor said he refrained from talking about why he worked on the movie, citing contractual obligations. "I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to … [Link]

Mashable » These highly-reviewed wireless headphones can be yours for only $10 with a special coupon code

Friday 19 January 21:42:04 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. People on Amazon seem to be crazy about these wireless headphones, and you can see what all the fuss is about by getting your own pair for only $10. SEE ALSO: Turn … [Link]

Mashable » A government shutdown probably won't have a big effect on internet security

Friday 19 January 21:36:34 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe U.S. government may shutdown at midnight on Friday, but this will likely have little to no effect on the nation's all-important cybersecurity activities. In fact, if the Congress fails to fund the government and it shuts down — which it has done 12 times since 1981 — most federal employees are still required to come to work because they are … [Link]

Mashable » The hottest new gaming accessory is literally just cardboard

Friday 19 January 21:25:17 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookLabo for the Nintendo Switch isn't just a series of new games. They're DIY kits, called 'toy-cons', that let you build interactive gameplay accessories. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Diy, Nintendo, Cardboard, and Real Time [Link]

Mashable » Amazon updates the Alexa app so you can actually use Alexa

Friday 19 January 21:15:39 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookAmazon’s Alexa app is about to get a lot more useful. That's because the company is finally bringing the full powers of its assistant to the Alexa smartphone app.  SEE ALSO: Your bathroom could soon be a 'smart bathroom' thanks to Kohler Until now, the Alexa app was primarily used for controlling settings, timers, and various Alexa-enabled devices, but you couldn't … [Link]

Slashdot » Linking Is Not Copyright Infringement, Boing Boing and EFF Tell Court

Friday 19 January 21:10:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader shares a report: The popular blog Boing Boing has asked a federal court in California to drop the copyright infringement lawsuit filed against it by Playboy. With help from the EFF, Boing Boing argues that its article linking to an archive of hundreds of centerfold playmates is clearly fair use. Or else it will be "the end … [Link]

Mashable » Build an app from scratch with this full stack development course

Friday 19 January 21:07:37 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. In the world of tech, full stack developers tend to sit at the top of the mountain — and for good reason. While most technical roles are highly specialized, full stack developers … [Link]

Mashable » Facebook will elevate 'trusted' news outlets after surveying U.S. users

Friday 19 January 21:04:56 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookFacebook announced on Friday that news isn't disappearing from your News Feed, but the social network is placing quite the heavy hand on what it decides to show you. SEE ALSO: Facebook became your news diet. Now, it's going to serve you junk. The social network will begin incorporating user feedback on which news outlets should be trusted, a change that … [Link]

Mashable » Unlucky sister faces our biggest fear when a roach lands on her mouth

Friday 19 January 21:03:27 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookPrepare yourself. This Snap may be your worst nightmare.  Chloé (@clodeineee) posted a tweet of her sister's Snapchat video with her singing and using one of their many filters, when a HUGE roach flew on her face. The three-second video was a horror movie in the making. Goodbye world, please burn this footage and all of the evidence of the roach. … [Link]

Mashable » Learn how to make 3D models by taking this online course that's on sale today

Friday 19 January 20:50:38 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. So you dropped a ton of cash on a 3D printer. Now it's time to learn how to use it. If you're looking to learn how to create 3D models, then you … [Link]

Mashable » Where are all the sex toys for older adults?

Friday 19 January 20:47:51 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIt isn’t every day you see a sex toy on a billboard, and it’s even more rare you’ll see one in the hands of a person in their seventies. But thanks to Grace and Frankie, the Netflix sitcom starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, that’s exactly what people saw when the show’s third season premiered last year. The series, which centers … [Link]

Mashable » Going back to school or changing careers? Re-learn how to learn first.

Friday 19 January 20:45:20 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. Career advice: Employers only want employees who have great skills. This may not have been that big of a deal 20, or even 10 years ago — if you could operate Microsoft … [Link]

Mashable » You'll still get NOAA weather forecasts and warnings during the government shutdown

Friday 19 January 20:40:48 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe government shutdown is likely to stifle scientific research in the U.S., particularly at health agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  However, people whose job includes performing activities deemed essential to protecting life and property, such as issuing warnings for severe weather conditions and providing weather information for boaters and airline … [Link]

Mashable » 'The Last Jedi' director offers perfect response to critics of the movie's ending

Friday 19 January 20:33:34 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookConsider yourself warned if you haven't seen The Last Jedi yet: there are spoilers within. Cranky Star Wars fans, Rian Johnson has had enough of your guff. The director of The Last Jedi took to Twitter on Friday to clap back at fans who are furious at the trick Luke Skywalker pulls on Kylo Ren in the movie's climactic fight scene … [Link]

Slashdot » Top Bug Hunters Make 2.7 Times More Money Than an Average Software Engineer

Friday 19 January 20:30:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader shares a report: A survey of 1,700 bug bounty hunters registered on the HackerOne platform reveals that top white-hat hackers make on average 2.7 times more money than the average salary of a software engineer in the same country. The reported numbers are different for each country and may depend on a bug bunter's ability to find … [Link]

Mashable » 8 Secret Netflix Hacks for Big-Time Bingers

Friday 19 January 20:15:03 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Netflix, Netflix Streaming, Mashable Reels, Sn Reels, and Entertainment [Link]

Mashable » Learn the skills you need to launch a successful startup with these online courses

Friday 19 January 19:59:25 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. Everyone and their mother has an idea for a startup, but the impressive part is getting it off the ground. Luckily, there are a few critical skills that will help you succeed … [Link]

Slashdot » Tim Cook: 'I Don't Want My Nephew on a Social Network'

Friday 19 January 19:50:00 UTC 2018

Tim Cook, speaking at Harlow college in Essex, shared his views on the limits on technology and social media he feels should be imposed on kids. He said: "I don't believe in overuse [of technology]. I'm not a person that says we've achieved success if you're using it all the time," he said. "I don't subscribe to that at all." … [Link]

Mashable » We asked the network behind Shark Week about Trump's shark fears. Here's what it said.

Friday 19 January 19:27:50 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThere’s a lot to fear with Donald Trump in the White House — but his worst fear? Sharks, apparently. Which isn’t sitting well with Discovery Channel. Mashable reached out to the Shark Week network after reading a report alleging that Trump once said, “I hope all sharks die.” Its response was measured. “Shark Week celebrates the wonder of these majestic creatures … [Link]

Mashable » The coldest village on Earth can make your face look like a popsicle

Friday 19 January 19:25:33 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookA village in Russia's Yakutia region named Oymyakon is apparently the coldest "permanently settled" place on earth. People's eyelashes actually freeze and the thermostat hits -58 degree Celsius (-72.4 degrees Fahrenheit) with temperatures dipping even further. Proudly known as "The Pole of the Cold", Oymyakon has a population of about 500 people. Despite everything being frozen, people still know how to … [Link]

Slashdot » Buying Headphones in 2018 is Going To Be a Fragmented Mess

Friday 19 January 19:10:00 UTC 2018

Vlad Savov, writing for The Verge: At CES this year, I saw the future of headphones, and it was messy. Where we once had the solid reliability of a 3.5mm analog connector working with any jack shaped to receive it, there's now a divergence of digital alternatives — Lightning or USB-C, depending on your choice of jack-less phone — and … [Link]

Mashable » Trump just basically said he's anti-childbirth

Friday 19 January 19:05:41 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookWow, Donald Trump might have just become the most anti-life President of all time… because he seems to be against, um, childbirth itself. While speaking at the "March for Life" anti-abortion rally at the National Mall on Friday, Trump said, "right now, in a number of states, the laws allow a baby to be born from his or her mother's womb … [Link]

Mashable » Justin Baldoni's new web series wants to help men grow

Friday 19 January 18:52:46 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIt is, in many ways, a terrifying time in Hollywood. Women are reliving some of their worst traumas on a daily basis, whether by outing a sexual predator to a major news outlet or simply reading about another as more accusations surface.  Women, of course, have been and should be the leaders here. But the reality is that if one of … [Link]

Mashable » Intense video shows plane landing during extreme crosswinds

Friday 19 January 18:44:51 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook A pilot flying a Dash8 Q400 got caught in a heavy wind storm that battered Europe on Thursday. With wind speeds reaching 68 mph, the pilot attempted to land at Düsseldorf Airport in Germany.  As the small prop plane comes in for the landing it can be seen getting tossed in seemingly every direction with the intense crosswinds. But when … [Link]

Mashable » Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reveal their newborn's name

Friday 19 January 18:44:27 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookChicago West.  No, we're not referring to the west side of the city of Chicago. We are, of course, referring to the name of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's newborn daughter.  The couple welcomed a baby via surrogate on Monday, and announced the news Tuesday via Kim's website. On Friday, a new post from Kim's website revealed her name. SEE ALSO: … [Link]

Mashable » Michael Phelps opens up about his struggle with depression and anxiety

Friday 19 January 18:40:40 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookOver the years Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, has used his voice to become a prominent advocate for mental health. The legendary swimmer recently spoke at the Kennedy Forum's annual mental health conference in Chicago to open up about his struggle with depression and anxiety, CNN reported. In the 20-minute interview with political strategist David Axelrod, Phelps discussed … [Link]

Slashdot » A Cheap and Easy Blood Test Could Catch Cancer Early

Friday 19 January 18:31:00 UTC 2018

A simple-to-take test that tells if you have a tumor lurking, and even where it is in your body, is a lot closer to reality — and may cost only $500. From a report: The new test, developed at Johns Hopkins University, looks for signs of eight common types of cancer. It requires only a blood sample and may prove … [Link]

Mashable » The long, strange history of the backlash against women in tech

Friday 19 January 18:22:29 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThis column is part of a series called "Voices of Women in Tech," created in collaboration with AnitaB.org, a global enterprise that supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. As we prepare for the second annual Women's March this weekend, it's tempting to see the last 12 … [Link]

Mashable » Calm down, everybody. Very, very, very few teens are trying to eat Tide Pods.

Friday 19 January 18:02:06 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookYou’d be forgiven for thinking that every person under the age of 25 now lives off a diet of Tide Pods. If you've gone online recently, you've heard of the Tide Pods meme, the challenge, and the widespread outrage the little detergent capsules have caused. Though the craze may have roots in a 2015 Onion piece, a lot of people over … [Link]

Mashable » Patreon changes ‘archaic’ reporting tool, adds more human moderators

Friday 19 January 18:01:22 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookPatreon, the crowdfunding site popular with vloggers, podcasters, and other content creators, is updating its Trust and Safety department with better tools and more human moderators, making it easier to report inappropriate content. The decision comes as the 4-year-old startup becomes an even more of an attractive source of revenue for content creators, especially in the wake of YouTube's rule changes … [Link]

Mashable » This signal commuter backpack makes running and biking a breeze

Friday 19 January 18:00:48 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've ever ridden a bike or gone for a run in the dark, you know all too well the anxiety that comes with wondering whether drivers can even tell you're on … [Link]

Slashdot » Pedestrian Attacks Self-driving Car in the Mission

Friday 19 January 17:52:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader shares a report: Cruise AV, a self-driving car company owned by General Motors, reports that earlier this month an unidentified man in the Mission flung himself onto one of the company's autonomous vehicles while it was conducting a road test. According to a report filed with the California DMV (all companies testing self-driving cars on California public … [Link]

Mashable » Please let this clip of a cow frolicking in snow free you of your worries

Friday 19 January 17:34:22 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Isn't it funny how short work weeks always feel the longest? You're forever thinking it's Friday, when in reality it's Wednesday and you have four looming deadlines. Now that it actually is Friday, cleanse your Twitter-adled brain with this pure clip from the Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York.  Watch Diane the cow frolic in fresh snow, and let the … [Link]

Mashable » A hotel has banned all bloggers after an escalating feud with this YouTuber

Friday 19 January 17:22:08 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIf ever you doubted the internet's ability to completely escalate a situation, just take a look at this ongoing feud between a British blogger and a hotel. SEE ALSO: Logan Paul's fans still love him and some think he's done nothing wrong It all started Tuesday, when The White Moose Café in Dublin, Ireland, shared the following post on their Facebook … [Link]

Slashdot » BMW's Apple CarPlay Annual Fee is Next-level Gouging

Friday 19 January 17:13:00 UTC 2018

BMW announced this week that the company plans to shift Apple CarPlay infotainment support from a one-time fee to a subscription service. Tim Stevens, writing about the implications of the move for CNET: While GM and other manufacturers happily include Apple's CarPlay service for free even on their most attainable models, BMW and plenty of others have levied upgrade fees … [Link]

New Scientist – News » All other primates live their lives according to a simple rule

Friday 19 January 17:05:22 UTC 2018

Hundreds of species of primate all form groups of the same five sizes, suggesting that the ecosystems in which they live strongly shape their lifestyles [Link]

New Scientist – News » Commercial electric pulse fishing should be banned for now

Friday 19 January 17:05:21 UTC 2018

The growing use in Europe of trawl nets that stun fish with electricity has divided opinion. It should be scaled back and properly researched, says Lesley Evans Ogden [Link]

Mashable » Facebook and WhatsApp malware attack is yet another stark reminder: Be wary of links

Friday 19 January 17:05:19 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookHackers continue to successfully dupe people into clicking on shady (though carefully disguised) links, thereby gaining access to the text messages, Facebook accounts, and e-mails on both computers and phones.  A new in-depth cybersecurity report — undertaken by the cybersecurity firm Lookout and digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation — shows that professionals of all persuasions are making poor clicking … [Link]

Mashable » This cryptocurrency dude's r/relationships post is a nightmare, even for Reddit

Friday 19 January 17:02:30 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookCryptocurrency: it can make a bad situation a lot worse! Take, for example, the tale of this man, who is being thoroughly criticized for a post (since deleted) on the subreddit r/relationships. In the post, he wonders how to make his girlfriend, with whom he has a tense and sometimes incendiary relationship, realize that he cares about her. SEE ALSO: Here's … [Link]

Mashable » Issa Rae had a really awkward moment when paparazzi confused her with another black woman

Friday 19 January 16:59:01 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIssa Rae might be living a real life Insecure episode.  The Insecure creator was minding her own business at the airport when she heard paparazzi behind her. Most celebrities are used to the flashing lights of cameras, so she didn't think anything of it. That is until paparazzi began snapping pictures of someone they thought was Issa Rae. Talk about making … [Link]

Mashable » Get this highly rated wide-mouth juicer on sale for $85 right now

Friday 19 January 16:54:57 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. Get rid of bottles and all that processed junk by making juice from your own fruit and veggies using this Slow Juicer Machine by Aicok for 72% off. SEE ALSO: Make a … [Link]

Mashable » Tech companies have endured a PR nightmare, not that the business world cares

Friday 19 January 16:53:08 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookTech companies, once a shining beacon of American innovation and optimism about the future of technology, have endured a brutal run of press in the past couple years.  Not that it's making much of a difference, at least in the business world.  SEE ALSO: Why Apple's upcoming iPhone battery update is a bad idea Fortune magazine has released its list of … [Link]

Mashable » 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' edited without any men was inevitable, and now it's here

Friday 19 January 16:49:01 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookA couple days ago, a man who was Mad Online about women being in Star Wars: The Last Jedi re-cut the film into a 46-minute mess that featured no women at all. On Thursday, Dorkly decided to do the opposite, editing out all the men who, to be frank, just got in the way of the overachieving women in The Last … [Link]

Slashdot » China's Smartphone Maker OnePlus Says Up To 40,000 Customers Were Affected by Credit Card Security Breach

Friday 19 January 16:39:00 UTC 2018

sqorbit writes: OnePlus, a manufacturer of an inexpensive smartphone meant to compete with the iPhone, states that data from 40,000 customers credit card information was stolen while purchasing phones from its website. Even as the company has just confirmed the breach, it says the the script stealing information had been running since November. It is not clear whether this was … [Link]

Mashable » Turn your wired speakers into wireless ones with this tiny device

Friday 19 January 16:37:37 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. These days, the thought seems to be "if it's not wireless, we don't want it." It’s easy to start from scratch and buy entirely wireless components, but what if you already have … [Link]

Mashable » Why Apple's upcoming iPhone battery update is a bad idea

Friday 19 January 16:25:58 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIn case it wasn't already really clear, Apple is really, really sorry about slowing down old iPhones with creaky batteries, and it's taking steps — ALL the steps — to make things right. Upset iPhone owners can already get a new battery replacement at a reduced $29 cost, and Apple has pledged to release a software update that'll show people the … [Link]

Mashable » Here's what LG's foldable phone could look like

Friday 19 January 16:24:31 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookSamsung’s not the only one reportedly working on a foldable phone. LG might be developing one, too. GSMInfo (via The Verge) has discovered an patent with illustrations that hint at what the Korean electronics giant's foldable phone might look like. SEE ALSO: Why foldable phones have no chance at succeeding The patent was filed in July 2017 and made public last … [Link]

Slashdot » Instant Messaging Company Snap Threatens Jail Time for Leakers

Friday 19 January 16:05:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader shares a report: Snap has a simple message to its employees: leak information and you could be sued or even jailed. The chief lawyer and general counsel of Snapchat's parent company, Michael O'Sullivan, sent a threatening memo to all employees last week just before The Daily Beast published an explosive story with confidential user metrics about how … [Link]

Mashable » A new lifesaving drone just rescued two swimmers in 70 seconds

Friday 19 January 16:00:41 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookTwo swimmers were stranded in rough waters off the coast of Lennox Head, New South Wales in Australia. Lifeguards piloted a drone to the swimmers and used it to release a floatation device. Both swimmers reached the shore unharmed.  Read more…More about Australia, Drones, Ocean, Rescue Mission, and Real Time Video [Link]

Mashable » Aly Raisman: The more we talk about sexual assault and 'uncomfortable issues,' the better

Friday 19 January 15:59:38 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIt’s 2018 and Aly Raisman, Olympic gold-medalist and role model to women looking for courage to speak out against sexual assault, thinks it's high time society stops stigmatizing periods. The gymnast and author of her recently released memoir, Fierce, teamed up with Playtex Sport to launch tampon vending machines that accept selfies and advice instead of money. Raisman hopes the effort will empower … [Link]

Mashable » Stay cozy this winter with a rechargeable hand warmer for $20

Friday 19 January 15:54:47 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 struggling to keep warm this winter and your smartphone-enabled gloves aren't cutting it, then you might want to give this rechargeable hand warmer a spin.  SEE ALSO: This is the … [Link]

Mashable » New info shows Michelle Williams was reportedly making 1/8th as much as Mark Wahlberg for original shoot

Friday 19 January 15:53:00 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe Hollywood Reporter confirmed Thursday that Michelle Williams made roughly one-eighth of Mark Wahlberg's salary on All the Money in the World – and that's before those notorious reshoots. Williams received a $625,000 paycheck compared to Wahlberg's $5 million. Her performance was nominated for a Golden Globe. SEE ALSO: Hey Hollywood Men: Donating your salary is a good start, but it … [Link]

Mashable » U2's new music video is a vibrant yet disturbing call for resistance

Friday 19 January 15:47:37 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook U2 has released an admittedly very Bono, but also actually pretty cool, animated video for their new single "Get Out Of Your Own Way." The track is off their "Songs of Experience" album, which is out on Spotify, iTunes, and other services. With lyrics like "Fight back, don’t take it lying down you’ve got to bite back/ The face of … [Link]

Mashable » Porn traffic took a major hit during the first matches of 'Overwatch' League

Friday 19 January 15:42:15 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe opening week of Overwatch League attracted more than 10 million viewers, which had the adverse effect of causing a noticeable hit on porn traffic, YouPorn data shows. SEE ALSO: Nintendo Switch has cut deep into porn traffic YouPorn, one of the biggest porn sites on the internet, revealed that traffic fell as much as 9% below average during the inaugural … [Link]

Slashdot » Amazon is Raising the Price of Prime Monthly Memberships by Nearly 20 Percent

Friday 19 January 15:26:00 UTC 2018

Amazon is boosting the price of its monthly Prime membership fees for new and existing members by nearly 20%. The online retailer said Friday its annual membership fee of $99 will not change. From a report: The increase comes less than two years after Amazon first introduced the monthly payment option as a way to attract new Prime members who … [Link]

Mashable » Did an Instagram photo spoil a major 'Suicide Squad 2' plot point?

Friday 19 January 15:21:55 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook The Suicide Squad sequel may have just spoiled one of its only cliffhangers. The 2015 film ended with a self-sacrifice from Diablo (Jay Hernandez), but it looks like he's back on set and training for Suicide Squad 2. SEE ALSO: Poor Will Smith! Critics tore apart Netflix's first hopeful blockbuster, 'Bright' Joel Kinnaman, who will reprise his role as Rick … [Link]

Mashable » This woman's story of her encounter with a serial killer is truly chilling

Friday 19 January 15:10:39 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookPlenty of people have stories about meeting celebrities.  Maybe you spotted an actor wandering through the streets of LA or New York, or queued up behind a singer in Starbucks one time. Not many people have stories about meeting a serial killer, though.  SEE ALSO: 10 TV shows we can't wait to see in 2018 On Thursday, journalist Jamilah King took … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Hot yoga’s high temperature may not have any health benefits

Friday 19 January 15:00:22 UTC 2018

Despite all the extra effort and sweat, a study suggests that the high temperature used in hot yoga classes may not have any useful effect [Link]

New Scientist – News » Some exoplanets orbiting red giant stars may just be a mirage

Friday 19 January 15:00:21 UTC 2018

Red giant stars may be tricking us into thinking they have planets when they don’t. Instead, sunspots or atmospheric ripples might be distorting their light [Link]

Mashable » Amazon has a great deal today on these magnetic, Bluetooth earbuds

Friday 19 January 14:58:49 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 finally be a part of the wireless craze, we're here to tell you that Amazon is running a lightning deal on these Magnetic Wireless Earbuds. For a limited … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Moves To Debian For In-house Linux Desktop

Friday 19 January 14:47:00 UTC 2018

Google has officially confirmed the company is shifting its in-house Linux desktop from the Ubuntu-based Goobuntu to a new Linux distro, the DebianTesting-based gLinux. From a report: Margarita Manterola, a Google Engineer, quietly announced Google would move from Ubuntu to Debian-testing for its desktop Linux at DebConf17 in a lightning talk. Manterola explained that Google was moving to gLinux, a … [Link]

Mashable » These cricket commentators had no idea who Donkey Kong was

Friday 19 January 14:43:23 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIt’s not often gorillas attend cricket matches. SEE ALSO: Diversity in the video game industry is (surprise) not good A couple of cricket commentators were stumped Thursday when scanning the costumed masses of fans watching Australia v England. Um…. Can someone try explain this? 😅 #AUSvENG pic.twitter.com/lzLCjjnlb4 — Wide World of Sports (@wwos) January 19, 2018 "I thought you said it … [Link]

Mashable » Your Amazon Prime monthly plan just got more expensive

Friday 19 January 14:34:19 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. People who fear an annual Amazon commitment — get ready to pay the price. On Friday, Amazon will be hiking the price of monthly Prime memberships by 18 percent in the United States. This means the … [Link]

Mashable » Jimmy Kimmel says the GOP spending bill comes with a 'giant bag of horse sh*t'

Friday 19 January 14:13:32 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook As Washington D.C. lawmakers attempt to pass a spending bill by Friday's deadline and avoid a government shutdown, Jimmy Kimmel addressed the contents of the GOP plan, likening parts of it to "one giant bag of horse shit." Kimmel's biggest issue: the inclusion of CHIP, a health care program for children from low-income families. During his Thursday monologue, the late … [Link]

Slashdot » Why Airports Rename Runways When the Magnetic Poles Move

Friday 19 January 14:08:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader shares a report: For decades, pilots heading into or out of Wichita Eisenhower National Airport in southeast Kansas have had three runways to choose from: 1L/19R, 1R/19L, and 14/32. Now, at the orders of the FAA, the airport will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to give itself a makeover. Workers will repaint those huge numbers at … [Link]

Mac For Translators » Passwords, and time…

Friday 19 January 13:08:00 UTC 2018

AppleScript is here to save you time by automating trivial tasks, but it also can save you money by allowing you to create the small utilities that you'd otherwise not hesitate to spend a few bucks on. Mind you, I have nothing against independent software developers. I just think that if you can learn to do it yourself, you should … [Link]

Slashdot » Google Releases Fix For Chromecast Wi-Fi Crashes

Friday 19 January 13:00:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Google on Wednesday said it will release an update Jan. 18 to fix a bug in Cast software on Android phones that dramatically slows down WiFi networks. Reports have been circulating this week that the Google Home Max speaker can knock the TP-Link Archer C7 router offline. In a support page, Google … [Link]

Mashable » Here's what kids think of Trump's first year in office

Friday 19 January 12:46:48 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Opinion polls schmopinion schmolls, we want to know what the kids think! SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel skewers Trump's Fake News Awards with a little help from his dad On Thursday night Jimmy Kimmel Live took to the street to ask passing kids what they thought of how Trump's first year in office has gone. One child thought that Trump has … [Link]

Mashable » A special edition 'Legend of Zelda' 2DS comes pre-installed with 'Ocarina of Time 3D'

Friday 19 January 12:34:11 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've ever wanted to relive the experience of Ocarina of Time (for like, the tenth time or something), then why not do it on a 2DS that's dressed for the occasion? … [Link]

Mashable » Woman instantly regrets asking Siri if her crush will text her back

Friday 19 January 12:30:35 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookDeep down we all knew Siri was a bad person. SEE ALSO: Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018 A Twitter user's story about Siri has gone viral, because it turns out Siri is the villain in a '90s high school dramedy. I JUST ASKED SIRI IF A CERTAIN BOY WOULD EVER TEXT ME AND SHE SENT A … [Link]

Mashable » People think Millie Bobby Brown is a doppelgänger for young Natalie Portman

Friday 19 January 12:13:15 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIf there are two photos of different celebrities in which the two look even vaguely similar, you had better believe the internet will pounce on it. SEE ALSO: Here's what Ariana Grande texted Millie Bobby Brown before the Golden Globes The latest subjects of this social media-based doppelgänger obsession are Millie Bobby Brown and young Natalie Portman, as perfectly demonstrated by … [Link]

Mashable » The creator of 'Supernatural' tweeted an old list of episode ideas and it is golden

Friday 19 January 11:33:00 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIf you've never fallen into the all-consuming spiral that is the Supernatural fandom, then we both envy and pity you. SEE ALSO: Here's when all your favorite shows are coming back in 2018 Eric Kripke, creator of the 13-season behemoth that is Supernatural, yesterday acted as hype-man for the female-led spinoff Wayward Sisters. In honor of #WaywardSisters TONIGHT, here's the NEVER … [Link]

Mashable » Tom Hardy's 1999 mixtape has resurfaced and it's surprisingly catchy

Friday 19 January 11:11:02 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookTom Hardy is clearly a man of many talents. Reading bedtime stories on kids' TV in a soothing mannerLooking after dogs. Obviously the whole acting thing. And, as it turns out, rapping. SEE ALSO: 8 badass facts about Tom Hardy you might not know On Thursday, Reddit user edwardtracy shared a Bandcamp link in the the r/hiphopreads subreddit. That link goes … [Link]

Mashable » Hey Hollywood Men: Donating your salary is a good start, but it shouldn't end there

Friday 19 January 10:22:59 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookWe need to talk about a trend that appears to be emerging in Hollywood's post-Weinstein era. The era which declared Time's Up on harassment and abuse.  It's a gesture that has the power to enact a tangible change in the industry, but it's important it's not hijacked by those in need of a quick PR fix when they find themselves in … [Link]

Mashable » Colin Firth announces he won't work with Woody Allen again

Friday 19 January 10:16:26 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookColin Firth has become the latest in a string of actors to distance themselves from Woody Allen in the wake of the Time's Up movement. Firth, who appeared in Allen's 2013 film Magic in the Moonlight, made his position clear in a statement to The Guardian on Thursday. "I wouldn't work with him again," he said. SEE ALSO: Woody Allen's actors … [Link]

Slashdot » You Could Soon Be Manufacturing Your Own Drugs — Thanks To 3D Printing

Friday 19 January 10:00:00 UTC 2018

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Forget those long lines at the pharmacy: Someday soon, you might be making your own medicines at home. That's because researchers have tailored a 3D printer to synthesize pharmaceuticals and other chemicals from simple, widely available starting compounds fed into a series of water bottle — size reactors. The work, they say, could … [Link]

Mashable » Guy Pearce thinks we're right to be scared by artificial intelligence

Friday 19 January 9:30:00 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIt’s almost 11pm in Australia, but Guy Pearce is full of energy. He's talking about robots. The star of Memento and L.A. Confidential has just been in a film called Donny the Drone — a post-apocalyptic short in which an initially friendly-looking robot (voiced by Pearce) is given a humanitarian award. It's a beautifully-shot, Black Mirror-esque dive into a debate that's … [Link]

Slashdot » US Tests Nuclear Power System To Sustain Astronauts On Mars

Friday 19 January 7:00:00 UTC 2018

Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface on Mars have been successful and a full-power run is scheduled for March, officials said on Thursday. Reuters reports: National Aeronautics and Space Administration and U.S. Department of Energy officials, at a Las Vegas news conference, detailed the … [Link]

Mashable » Watch Joey Bada$$ spin a Prince cover with 'When Thugs Cry'

Friday 19 January 6:19:34 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Rapper Joey Bada$$ put his own spin on a Prince classic on Friday, with a cover dubbed "When Thugs Cry." Performed at Australian radio station triple j on Friday, for the popular, weekly "Like a Version" cover songs segment, the Brooklyn artist paid tribute to The Purple One.  "To this day my mum is the biggest Prince fan, she always … [Link]

Mashable » Tide Pod pizza looks terrible, and everyone just stop it already

Friday 19 January 5:39:39 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookCan we simmer down and can it with the Tide Pods already? It was semi-fun and highly poisonous for a while, but if we see one more edible Tide Pods variation we might just burst a blood vessel. Oh! Here's a pizza version! SEE ALSO: Please spare a thought for the manager of Tide's Twitter account Hopping aboard the Tide Pods … [Link]

Mashable » Someone actually returned their sandwich because it wasn't cut equally

Friday 19 January 5:23:47 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookYes, there are some of us out there who are mad picky about how our food is served. After all, you've handed over your hard-earned cash and expect the whole thing won't be a complete mess, or at the very least, contains the extra avocado you paid for. SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about the internet's new obsession with … [Link]

Mashable » Judge slams USA Gymnastics doctor for saying victim statements about abuse hurt his mental health

Friday 19 January 3:43:35 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookMore than 100 women have made sexual assault accusations against USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, including athletes Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, and McKayla Maroney. But apparently he doesn't want to hear about it — it's too "mentally" hard to listen to their testimonies, according to a six-page letter Nassar wrote to Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who's presiding over his … [Link]

Slashdot » Why People Dislike Really Smart Leaders

Friday 19 January 3:30:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: Intelligence makes for better leaders — from undergraduates to executives to presidents — according to multiple studies. It certainly makes sense that handling a market shift or legislative logjam requires cognitive oomph. But new research on leadership suggests that, at a certain point, having a higher IQ stops helping and starts … [Link]

Mashable » Hijab-wearing hair model featured in L’Oreal Paris ad campaign

Friday 19 January 2:54:19 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Amena Khan doesn't show her hair from under her hijab when out in public, but that hasn't stopped her from starring in a L'Oreal Paris hair campaign. SEE ALSO: This nonprofit is selling tiny $6 hijabs for children to put on their dolls Khan, a fashion and beauty blogger, announced earlier this week she was repping the beauty company for … [Link]

Mashable » Insane video shows tree falling just inches from woman and her baby in a stroller

Friday 19 January 2:08:22 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook A woman and her baby came just inches from certain death after a tree fell during a major windstorm in the Netherlands.  Security cam footage timestamped on Thursday from a snack cart in Horst shows a woman pushing her child in a stroller next to a large tree. Suddenly, as the woman is passing, the tree can be seen tipping … [Link]

Slashdot » Tesla Is Last In the Driverless Vehicle Race, Report Says

Friday 19 January 2:03:00 UTC 2018

Navigant Research has compiled a new report on 19 companies working on automated driving systems, and surprisingly, Tesla came in last place. U.S. News & World Report: Navigant ranked the 19 major companies developing AV technology based on 10 criteria, including vision, market strategy, partnerships, production strategy, technology, product quality and staying power. According to the report, General Motors Co. … [Link]

Mashable » You can watch a new trailer for 'Super Troopers 2' right meow

Friday 19 January 1:57:37 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Better pour yourself a liter of cola, because Super Troopers 2 is around the corner. The crowdfunded sequel is set to be released in cinemas on Apr. 20 (4/20, geddit), and the film's newest trailer gives us a better look at the story to come, which seems to be centered on the Vermont state troopers' new digs in Quebec.  It … [Link]

Mashable » City advertises for a graphic design job, and damn they need help

Friday 19 January 1:47:06 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookCalling all creatives: the City of LA is looking for graphic designers, and they need all the expertise they can get.  The Facebook-verified "City of Los Angeles – Job Opportunities" account posted this stunning call for applications Thursday:  Yes, it's an actual city government account. Some LA locals were skeptical of the post. But the City of Los Angeles had the … [Link]

New Scientist – News » NASA may finally have a new boss after a year-long wait

Friday 19 January 1:36:58 UTC 2018

Trump’s pick to head NASA may soon be confirmed. The US President has said he wants the space agency to focus on a mission to the moon [Link]

New Scientist – News » Stars that devour their planets get brighter and faster

Friday 19 January 1:36:55 UTC 2018

When the sun expands and engulfs Earth, our planet's ashes will brighten the sun and spin it faster. We might be able to watch this happen across the universe [Link]

Slashdot » Lifesaving Drone Makes First Rescue In Australia

Friday 19 January 1:25:00 UTC 2018

Zorro shares a report from Yahoo News: A pair of Australian swimmers on Thursday became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped a safety device to distressed teens caught in rough seas. In what is believed to be a world-first drone surf rescue, two boys on Thursday got caught in … [Link]

Mashable » 'Paddington 2' is the best-reviewed film of all time on Rotten Tomatoes

Friday 19 January 1:11:30 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIn officially the best story of 2018, Paddington 2 — a movie about a polite CGI bear who wears a raincoat — has critics eating out of the palm of his furry hand.  Maintaining its 100 percent score with 165 reviews, it has officially surpassed Lady Bird, which held the same title until 1 out of the 164 critical reviews deemed … [Link]

Mashable » Michael Douglas' sexual harassment accuser tells her side of the story

Friday 19 January 1:08:23 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookA few days ago, Michael Douglas continued a recent trend for powerful men on the cusp of having sexual misconduct allegations exposed: He got ahead of the story. Douglas went on the offensive. In an interview with Deadline, he denied the woman's account and  attacked her.  Now, Hollywood Reporter editorial director Matthew Belloni has published the woman's side of the story. … [Link]

Slashdot » Amazon Picks 20 Finalists For 'HQ2' Second Headquarters Location

Friday 19 January 0:45:00 UTC 2018

bigpat writes: Amazon took in hundreds of proposals and narrowed it down to twenty places for its "second" headquarters, with up to 50,000 new jobs promised in the next 15 years and millions of square feet of office and research space. The cities include: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County, Maryland, Nashville, Newark, … [Link]

Mashable » Astronaut expected to be the 1st African-American Space Station crewmember won't fly in 2018 after all

Friday 19 January 0:41:53 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookJeanette Epps, who was set to become the first-ever African-American astronaut to be a crewmember on the International Space Station, will not fly to space in 2018 as scheduled, NASA announced late Thursday.  It's not clear why Epps was reassigned from her flight. The decision pulls her from her slated mission, which was expected to launch in June.  "A number of … [Link]

Mashable » Watch a rescue drone save 2 swimmers in distress

Friday 19 January 0:26:28 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fvdist.aws.mashable.com%2fcms%2f2018%2f1%2f2254a526 e9f9 e979%2fthumb%2f00001 Read more… {"player":{"descript~ took just 70 seconds to drop inflatable flotation devices. ","image":"http~ a rescue drone save 2 swimmers in distress","sources":~ More about Australia, Drones, Rescue, Drone, and Lifesaving [Link]

Mashable » New Zealand's prime minister is pregnant, and that's a big deal for working mothers

Friday 19 January 0:16:25 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is having a baby. Ardern made the announcement via Twitter on Friday morning, writing that she and her partner Clarke Gayford will "join the many parents who wear two hats." SEE ALSO: Why everyone's talking about New Zealand's next Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern "I'll be PM & a mum while Clarke will be 'first man … [Link]

Slashdot » Google's Fuchsia OS On the Pixelbook

Friday 19 January 0:03:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from 9to5Google: Our early look at Fuchsia OS last May provided a glimpse into a number of new interface paradigms. Several months later, we now have an updated hands-on with Google's future operating system that can span various form factors. This look at the in-development OS eight months later comes courtesy of Ars Technica … [Link]

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