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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 » Google Play Removed 700,000 Bad Apps In 2017, 70 Percent More Than In 2016

Tuesday 30 January 23:40:00 UTC 2018

Today, Google announced that it removed more than 700,000 apps that violated Google Play's policies, or 70 percent more apps than the year before. "Google does not share total Google Play app numbers anymore, so we have to rely on third-party estimates to put this 70 percent figure into perspective," reports VentureBeat. "Statista pegs the total number of apps on … [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Blizzard Updates the World of Warcraft API

Tuesday 30 January 23:28:45 UTC 2018

Blizzard Entertainment, the maker of the popular World of Warcraft massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is making changes to a number of its APIs. [Link]

ProgrammableWeb » Encoder Farm Announces New Aggressive Pricing Model

Tuesday 30 January 23:23:50 UTC 2018

Encoder Farm, a video encoder API provider, is looking to disrupt the increasingly crowded video encoder space. However, Encoder Farm's disruption comes not from a slicker API or new video encoder. No, Encoder Farm is going after its competition through a new pricing model. The company claims its new pricing model undercuts competitor pricing by as much as 90%. … [Link]

Mashable » Man writes heartfelt breakup letter to his gym to end his membership

Tuesday 30 January 23:06:50 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIf you've ever had the pleasure of entering a contractual agreement with a gym, you'll know that ending that agreement can be a difficult task. After moving out of state, Redditor Mastrrbasser needed to cancel his membership to Planet Fitness. But because Planet Fitness really doesn't want you to cancel your membership, they make it as difficult as possible, and required … [Link]

Slashdot » Facebook Users Cry 'Censorship' After Being Told Which Russian Troll Pages They Liked

Tuesday 30 January 23:00:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: As the FBI's investigation into Russian election interference reaches a fever pitch, Facebook rolled out a new News Feed alert Monday night. The bulletin told users who followed pages created by Russian trolls that those pages have been removed. And some of the affected users did not like this. A brief search … [Link]

Mashable » How to use Amazon Alexa to send SMS text messages

Tuesday 30 January 22:54:46 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookAmazon’s Alexa just gained another useful new trick: It can now send text messages… but only if you have an Android phone. These are real text messages sent through your Android phone to other phones (doesn't matter what type) and not messages sent through the Alexa app. Here's how to do it. SEE ALSO: 10 things you should do now that … [Link]

Slashdot » Verizon Drops Plans To Sell Huawei Phones Due To US Government Pressure

Tuesday 30 January 22:20:00 UTC 2018

Bloomberg reports that Verizon has dropped all plans to sell phones by Chinese manufacturer Huawei due to pressure from the U.S. government. The decision comes after AT&T walked away from a deal earlier this month to sell Huawei smartphones in the U.S. Bloomberg: Huawei devices still work on both companies' networks, but direct sales would've allowed them to reach more … [Link]

Mashable » 'Glee' star Mark Salling is dead at 35

Tuesday 30 January 22:13:49 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookGlee star Mark Salling has died at the age of 35. The news of his death was first reported by TMZ. TMZ says it was an apparent suicide. “I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning," Salling's attorney Michael Proctor said in a statement to People. "Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, … [Link]

Mashable » Enormous emotional support peacock denied seat on flight, owner not pleased

Tuesday 30 January 22:13:48 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookWhen most people travel with animals, they travel with small lap dogs or perhaps particularly patient felines. But for one woman flying out of Newark Liberty International Airport, dogs and cats are so 2017. This unidentified traveler brought her absolutely gigantic "emotional-support" peacock to the airport, claiming that the majestic bird had his own ticket for a United Airlines flight, according … [Link]

Mashable » Prep for a series of project management certification exams with these online courses

Tuesday 30 January 22:13:47 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. Guess what? Getting an MBA is not the only way to give yourself a career boost. A field that often gets overlooked is project management, which is an in-demand and fast-growing field.  … [Link]

Mashable » Lena Headey on her work with refugees and what inspired her to share her #MeToo story

Tuesday 30 January 22:13:46 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fvideo uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f84431%2f0dea412c 4313 4e7f a8c7 93bf182e2daf Read more… {"player":{"descript~ ignited something in me. I can't just go home and close my door."","image"~ Headey on her work with refugees and what inspired her to share her #MeToo story","sources":[{&~ good,refugee crisis,game of thrones,motherhood,germany,lena headey,harvey weinstein,international rescue committee,metoo","sec0&qu~ good,refugee crisis,game of thrones,motherhood,germany,lena headey,harvey weinstein,international rescue committee,metoo","videoSe~ More about Refugee Crisis, Game Of Thrones, Motherhood, Germany, and Lena Headey [Link]

Mashable » J.K. Rowling revealed how she plans her books on Twitter. Take notes, people.

Tuesday 30 January 22:13:45 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookJ.K. Rowling has always been very open when it comes to sharing writing advice on Twitter, and this special Tuesday is no exception. Today, Rowling's 14 million followers had the pleasure of learning how the famed Harry Potter author goes about planning her books. SEE ALSO: 11 times J.K. Rowling tweeted awesome writing advice It all started when Rowling answered a … [Link]

Mashable » Cleaning the sink is gross, but this genius little product can help

Tuesday 30 January 22:13:44 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. Life was so much simpler when you lived with your parents and they took care of everything, especially the gross stuff like taking out the garbage and cleaning the fridge. Once you … [Link]

Mashable » Porn searches for 'grope' have skyrocketed in Trump's D.C.

Tuesday 30 January 22:13:43 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe State of the Union is one thing, the state of porn in D.C. is quite another. As Donald Trump prepares to give his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, porn site xHamster reports there's been quite a change in the way people are searching for porn in Washington since the President took office. SEE ALSO: Surprise: Women … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon's Jeff Bezos and a team of billionaires are launching a new healthcare business

Tuesday 30 January 22:13:42 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookAlexa, make healthcare better.  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is finally publicly stepping into the healthcare industry. Amazon has teamed up with banking giant JPMorgan and holding company Berkshire Hathaway to start a healthcare business, the companies announced on Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: Amazon Music Unlimited is getting even more unlimited Per typical tech company fashion, the initiative's goal is to disrupt an … [Link]

Mashable » 'Charles in Charge' star Nicole Eggert details sexual abuse claims against Scott Baio after his denial

Tuesday 30 January 22:13:41 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookCharles in Charge star Nicole Eggert has her own #MeToo story to share about Scott Baio. Eggert appeared on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today Tuesday to detail Baio's alleged "sexual touching and abuse" that started when Eggert was still just 14. The interview comes only a few days after Eggert suggested on Twitter that she'd been "molested" on set by her co-star. … [Link]

Slashdot » Facebook Is Banning Cryptocurrency, ICO Ads

Tuesday 30 January 21:40:00 UTC 2018

Facebbook has a new advertising policy pertaining to cryptocurrency, binary options and initial coin offerings. The policy specifically prohibits ads that promote those types of products and services "that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive practices," Facebook Product Management Director Rob Leathern wrote in a blog post today. TechCrunch reports: Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum, and initial coin … [Link]

Mashable » Why I, a politics nerd, will never watch a Trump State of the Union

Tuesday 30 January 21:27:49 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookTonight, Donald Trump gives his first State of the Union address — a moment in history, a milestone in America's most bizarre presidency. And the only way I will watch this, or any future State of the Union that Trump may give, is if a goon squad straps me down and pull my eyelids open, Clockwork Orange-style.  I will peruse the … [Link]

Mashable » With iOS 11.3, iPhone X owners will be able to approve kids' purchases with Face ID

Tuesday 30 January 21:25:57 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookApple is about to make it much easier for parents to approve their children's purchases.  With iOS 11.3, parents will finally be able to use FaceID, rather than a passcode, to approve transactions. The feature was first spotted by 9to5Mac.  SEE ALSO: Apple invests $390 million in the production of…lasers? After downloading the update, you'll have to sign in with your … [Link]

Mashable » Former Fox News host says Roger Ailes secretly watched female employees 'disrobe'

Tuesday 30 January 21:22:19 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookFormer Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has accused former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, who is deceased, of secretly recording video of female employees including Tantaros in their offices and other rooms where they frequently disrobed. The new allegations came out Monday in court papers that Tantaros submitted on her own behalf. Tantaros earlier filed the lawsuit against Fox … [Link]

Mashable » What to watch instead of Trump reading the State of the Union off a teleprompter

Tuesday 30 January 21:13:15 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookOnce upon a better time, watching the State of the Union address each year was considered a civic duty. Now that Trump is president, it's rightly considered a spectacular waste of time.  Last year, Trump successfully read off a teleprompter for an hour straight and was deemed "presidential" by a bunch of CNN talking heads who somehow make more money than … [Link]

Slashdot » US Government Investigates Apple Over iPhone Battery Slowdowns

Tuesday 30 January 21:00:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from PhoneDog: The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating Apple about its updates that slowed performance on iPhones with older batteries. Sources speaking to Bloomberg say that the agencies are looking into whether Apple violated securities laws regarding disclosures about its updates that throttled older iPhones. So far, … [Link]

Mashable » A dragon may have just eaten part of Washington state

Tuesday 30 January 20:57:57 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIf you didn't believe dragons existed before, now you will. Yesterday @whalesafaris pointed out on his local weather channel that Everett, Washington, was about to be eaten by a dragon. Maybe that sounded like a bit of hyperbole, but the radar photos suggest otherwise.  @Q13FOX Weather – Everett, Wa is about to eaten by dragon pic.twitter.com/N7OBAwKH1T — Aquatic Safaris (@whalesafaris) January … [Link]

Mashable » 'Shadow of the Colossus' remake turns rose-tinted memories into something real

Tuesday 30 January 20:45:37 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookReverence can be blinding, but Bluepoint Games' Shadow of the Colossus remake uses it as a guiding light instead. The original 2005 release from Team Ico has achieved near-mythic status in video game fandom. It's simple enough on the surface: A young boy sets out to destroy 16 towering Colossi in a cursed land, and in return, the life of his … [Link]

Mashable » LPGA star says Trump 'cheats like hell' at golf

Tuesday 30 January 20:37:07 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookGiven that President Trump isn't such a straight shooter in the facts department, it might not surprise you to learn that he cheats at golf.  That's the claim leveled against the Commander in Chief by old friend, and LPGA star, Suzann Pettersen. Speaking to the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang over the weekend, Pettersen gave quite an interesting interview about Trump, his … [Link]

Mashable » This Netflix original is the Bonnie & Clyde of our generation

Tuesday 30 January 20:30:13 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookNetflix’s The End of the F***ing World follows two oddball runaways that discover they may not be as tough as they think. Read more…More about Television, Humor, Netflix, Mashable Video, and Comedy [Link]

Slashdot » Robot Delivery Vans Are Arriving Before Self-Driving Cars

Tuesday 30 January 20:20:00 UTC 2018

The future of driverless driving looks like a giant toaster with a funny hat. From a report: That's an approximation of a new autonomous vehicle unveiled Tuesday by Nuro, a Silicon Valley startup that's been cryptic about its business plan since it launched about 18 months ago. Nuro's shiny, minimalist appliance on wheels doesn't have doors or windows to speak … [Link]

Mashable » Man wakes up to dog getting drink of water wrapped up in a blanket

Tuesday 30 January 20:15:08 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookDogs continue to surprise with their strangely human activity. Twitter user @mythicalwndfish's dad woke up to the sound of their dog getting a midnight drink of water while wrapped in a blanket, before eventually returning to bed. Thankfully, the entire incident was documented for the internet.  SEE ALSO: Robots are much cuter when they're dogs Let's just talk about how my … [Link]

Mashable » Elon Musk confirms that we can all buy his flamethrower now

Tuesday 30 January 20:14:02 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookElon Musk is selling flamethrowers for $500. He plans to sell 20,000 but has already sold 10,000. Musk also assures people that this flamethrower is safe and legal because it only emits a flame less than 10 feet, which Musks says it's great for roasting nuts. Let's hope that's what people will be using it for. Read more…More about Elon Musk, … [Link]

Mashable » And now, a perfect visual representation of being a woman online

Tuesday 30 January 20:00:29 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookHello, readers who are not men. Have you ever been minding your own business when a man suddenly starts telling you a bunch of things you did not request to hear?  Interesting! Same with me. Anyway, here's an image that neatly encapsulates that feeling, courtesy of Reddit. SEE ALSO: Women have resorted to farting to deflect sexual harassment Yes, the image … [Link]

Mashable » 'Shaq Fu' is making a comeback

Tuesday 30 January 19:51:42 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookFormer NBA star, Shaquille O'Neil chatted with us at this year's CES in Las Vegas about the upcoming sequel of 'Shaq Fu', the classic SNES fighting game, and what to expect for round two of 'Shaq Fu'.  Read more…More about Ces, Nba, Mashable Video, Ring, and Mortal Kombat [Link]

Mashable » A net neutrality activist trolled the FCC with a paid 'fast lane' outside their office

Tuesday 30 January 19:49:22 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Rob Bliss wants you to pay $5 to use his priority access lane.  If you drive past the FCC's office building on 12th Street in Washington, D.C., you'll either have to pay Bliss to use the "fast lane" or get behind his very slow bike.  Bliss created the fast lane to protest the FCC's recent repeal of net neutrality — … [Link]

Mashable » EPA's leader is open to reconsidering crucial climate assessment. That's not good.

Tuesday 30 January 19:46:12 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookScott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), signaled in testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Tuesday that he is open to revisiting a bedrock scientific analysis that paved the way for his agency to regulate planet-warming greenhouse gases. If he does so, it could take the EPA entirely out of the ballgame when it … [Link]

Slashdot » California Senate Defies FCC, Approves Net Neutrality Law

Tuesday 30 January 19:40:00 UTC 2018

The California State Senate yesterday approved a bill to impose net neutrality restrictions on Internet service providers, challenging the Federal Communications Commission attempt to preempt such rules. From a report: The FCC's repeal of its own net neutrality rules included a provision to preempt state and municipal governments from enforcing similar rules at the local level. But the governors of … [Link]

Mashable » 'The Purge' is back on July 4 and the first poster wants to MAGA

Tuesday 30 January 19:37:15 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe next Purge is The First Purge. A new poster reveals both the title and the premise of the fourth movie — it's about the first Purge, duh — in the B-grade action/horror series. There aren't many specifics to share at this point, though the poster is obviously the news of the moment. SEE ALSO: 'The Purge: Election Year' confronts ugly … [Link]

Mashable » 'Metropolis' is a new TV series set before Superman becomes Superman

Tuesday 30 January 19:34:28 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookDC is giving fans the one thing that nobody has been asking for: more Superman, without Superman. DC Comics and Warner Brosannounced a new live action TV show called Metropolis Tuesday, laying out plans for a series that takes place before Superman as we know him emerges, similar to how the show Gotham takes place before Bruce Wayne becomes BatmanMetropolis is … [Link]

Mashable » Diddy is the unofficial king of erasing people for the perfect Instagram photo

Tuesday 30 January 19:26:30 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookSean "Diddy" Combs: musician, producer, television judge, all-around entrepreneur, and petty Photoshop pioneer.  The man who consistently appears on the Forbes Celebrity 100 List flexed his latest hobby this week when he shared a legendary snap of rappers Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Nas. The only problem is that those are not the only folks that were in the original photo.  SEE … [Link]

New Scientist – News » A brain scan can reveal which people you’re friends with

Tuesday 30 January 19:09:12 UTC 2018

Friends have more similar brain activity than people who don't know each other, particularly in regions involved in attention, emotion and language [Link]

New Scientist – News » London has already reached air pollution limits for 2018

Tuesday 30 January 19:09:11 UTC 2018

It has taken the capital longer to break the air pollution limit this year than last, when legal levels were passed less than a week into January [Link]

Slashdot » The Next Time You Order Room Service, It May Come by Robot

Tuesday 30 January 19:00:00 UTC 2018

Hotels across the country are rushing to introduce robots with the promise of enhancing the guest experience and increasing efficiency. From a report: The automated companions can do everything from make and pick up deliveries to help guests find their way around. Aloft Cupertino in the Silicon Valley (rates from $150) was the first hotel in the United States to … [Link]

Mashable » Worker who sent Hawaii's false alarm believed there really was a missile attack

Tuesday 30 January 18:59:05 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookA preliminary investigation into that terrifying ballistic missile false alarm that sent Hawaii into an end-of-the-world tizzy a few weeks ago has found the hysteria was caused by a worker who sent it really believed a missile was on its way.  SEE ALSO: Hawaii's governor couldn't tweet about missile false alarm because he forgot his Twitter password The Washington Post reported … [Link]

Mashable » Tether and Bitfinex subpoenaed by the CFTC as Bitcoin drops below $10K

Tuesday 30 January 18:55:45 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe price of Bitcoin plummeted below $10,000 Tuesday morning as news broke that The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission had subpoenaed Tether and Bitfinex, a so-called stablecoin cryptocurrency and one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, respectively.  First reported by Bloomberg, news of the December 6 subpoenas follows allegations from critics of Tether that the digital currency may not in fact … [Link]

Mashable » Learn how machine learning can benefit your financial trading skills by taking this online class

Tuesday 30 January 18:48:26 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. Financial markets are a tricky beast. Depending on what you're investing in, they can be extremely volatile and difficult to navigate for ordinary human people like us. The highs can be high, … [Link]

Mashable » Learn how machine learning can benefit your financial trading skills by taking this online class

Tuesday 30 January 18:48:26 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. Financial markets are a tricky beast. Depending on what you're investing in, they can be extremely volatile and difficult to navigate for ordinary human people like us. The highs can be high, … [Link]

Mashable » How to see the super blue blood moon even from the East Coast

Tuesday 30 January 18:48:22 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookOn Wednesday, people in the Western part of the United States will get the chance to see the moon in a special light.  The lunar surface will be cast in a ghostly red pallor as the Earth's dark shadow moves across it.  This total lunar eclipse will occur as the moon reaches its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit, … [Link]

Mashable » How to see the super blue blood moon even from the East Coast

Tuesday 30 January 18:48:22 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookOn Wednesday, people in the Western part of the United States will get the chance to see the moon in a special light.  The lunar surface will be cast in a ghostly red pallor as the Earth's dark shadow moves across it.  This total lunar eclipse will occur as the moon reaches its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit, … [Link]

Mashable » 'Glee' star Mark Salling is reportedly dead at 35

Tuesday 30 January 18:26:13 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookGlee star Mark Salling has reportedly died at the age of 35. The news of his death was first reported by TMZ, and independently confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. TMZ says it was an apparent suicide, though The Hollywood Reporter does not confirm that part of the news. SEE ALSO: 'Glee' actor Mark Salling arrested on child pornography charges The news … [Link]

Mashable » Enormous emotional support peacock denied seat on flight, owner not pleased

Tuesday 30 January 18:24:18 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookWhen most people travel with animals, they travel with small lap dogs or perhaps particularly patient felines. But for one woman flying out of Newark Liberty International Airport, dogs and cats are so 2017. This unidentified traveler brought her absolutely gigantic "emotional-support" peacock to the airport, claiming that the majestic bird had his own ticket for a United Airlines flight, according … [Link]

Mashable » Prep for a series of project management certification exams with these online courses

Tuesday 30 January 18:16:45 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. Guess what? Getting an MBA is not the only way to give yourself a career boost. A field that often gets overlooked is project management, which is an in-demand and fast-growing field.  … [Link]

Slashdot » US Regulators To Subpoena Crypto Exchange Bitfinex, Tether

Tuesday 30 January 18:16:00 UTC 2018

U.S. regulators are scrutinizing one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges as questions mount over a digital token linked to its backers, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. From the report: The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission sent subpoenas last week to virtual-currency venue Bitfinex and Tether, a company that issues a widely traded coin and claims it's pegged to the dollar, … [Link]

Mashable » Lena Headey on her work with refugees and what inspired her to share her #MeToo story

Tuesday 30 January 18:11:22 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fvideo uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f84431%2f0dea412c 4313 4e7f a8c7 93bf182e2daf Read more… {"player":{"descript~ ignited something in me. I can't just go home and close my door."","image"~ Headey on her work with refugees and what inspired her to share her #MeToo story","sources":[{&~ good,refugee crisis,game of thrones,motherhood,germany,lena headey,harvey weinstein,international rescue committee,metoo","sec0&qu~ good,refugee crisis,game of thrones,motherhood,germany,lena headey,harvey weinstein,international rescue committee,metoo","videoSe~ More about Refugee Crisis, Game Of Thrones, Motherhood, Germany, and Lena Headey [Link]

Slashdot » False Hawaii Missile Alert Sent After Drill Recording Said 'This Is Not A Drill'

Tuesday 30 January 18:01:00 UTC 2018

A false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii was sent on January 13 because an emergency worker believed there really was a missile threat, according to a preliminary investigation by The Federal Communications Commission. From a report: The report finds that the false alert was not the result of a worker choosing the wrong alert by accident from a drop-down menu, … [Link]

Mashable » J.K. Rowling revealed how she plans her books on Twitter. Take notes, people.

Tuesday 30 January 17:50:04 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookJ.K. Rowling has always been very open when it comes to sharing writing advice on Twitter, and this special Tuesday is no exception. Today, Rowling's 14 million followers had the pleasure of learning how the famed Harry Potter author goes about planning her books. SEE ALSO: 11 times J.K. Rowling tweeted awesome writing advice It all started when Rowling answered a … [Link]

Mashable » Cleaning the sink is gross, but this genius little product can help

Tuesday 30 January 17:37:37 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. Life was so much simpler when you lived with your parents and they took care of everything, especially the gross stuff like taking out the garbage and cleaning the fridge. Once you … [Link]

Mashable » Porn searches for 'grope' have skyrocketed in Trump's D.C.

Tuesday 30 January 17:33:02 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe State of the Union is one thing, the state of porn in D.C. is quite another. As Donald Trump prepares to give his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, porn site xHamster reports there's been quite a change in the way people are searching for porn in Washington since the President took office. SEE ALSO: Surprise: Women … [Link]

Slashdot » New FCC Rules Will Require Wireless Companies To Deliver Emergency Alerts More Accurately

Tuesday 30 January 17:21:00 UTC 2018

The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to update the country's wireless emergency alert system, aiming to ensure that local officials only sound alarms on Americans' smartphones when those citizens are truly in harm's way. From a report: The system, implemented in 2012, allows first responders around the country to dispatch short, loud, text-message-like bulletins to warn mobile users about inclement … [Link]

Mashable » Amazon's Jeff Bezos and a team of billionaires are launching a new healthcare business

Tuesday 30 January 17:11:40 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookAlexa, make health care better.  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is finally publicly stepping into the healthcare industry. Amazon has teamed up with banking giant JPMorgan and holding company Berkshire Hathaway to start a healthcare business, the companies announced on Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: Amazon Music Unlimited is getting even more unlimited Per typical tech company fashion, the initiative's goal is to disrupt … [Link]

Mashable » 'Charles in Charge' star Nicole Eggert details sexual abuse claims against Scott Baio after his denial

Tuesday 30 January 16:58:36 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookCharles in Charge star Nicole Eggert has her own #MeToo story to share about Scott Baio. Eggert appeared on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today Tuesday to detail Baio's alleged "sexual touching and abuse" that started when Eggert was still just 14. The interview comes only a few days after Eggert suggested on Twitter that she'd been "molested" on set by her co-star. … [Link]

Slashdot » Naked Mole Rats Defy Mortality Mathematics

Tuesday 30 January 16:41:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader shares a report: Naked mole rats are adorably ugly creatures that challenge what we think we know about aging. Naked mole rats can live to be 30 years old. Further, female mole rats show no signs of menopause, and remain highly fertile even into their final years of life. Neurogenesis in naked mole rats continues over two … [Link]

Mashable » Alexander Skarsgård is the strong silent type in the first 'Mute' trailer

Tuesday 30 January 16:19:22 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Mute may look like a Blade Runner spinoff, but it's actually connected to another well-loved sci-fi flick. It's director Duncan Jones' "spiritual sequel" to Moon, his acclaimed 2009 sci-fi film. SEE ALSO: 27 reasons 2018 might not totally suck (pop culture edition) This one stars Alexander Skarsgård as a mute bartender with a dark past. When his girlfriend (Seyneb Saleh) … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Disease mapper shows you what infections are hitting your area

Tuesday 30 January 16:18:58 UTC 2018

Tracking local diseases, like flu or the common cold, could be as easy as checking the weather with a new app called Doctors Report [Link]

Mashable » Why Janet From 'The Good Place' Is the Best AI Ever

Tuesday 30 January 16:14:19 UTC 2018

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

Mashable » EPA administrator Scott Pruitt kept close tabs on scrubbing agency's climate websites, documents show

Tuesday 30 January 16:12:06 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookSoon after taking office on Feb. 17, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt set out to revamp his agency's websites in order to take down longstanding information on climate science and policy. This included the agency's authoritative resources on climate science findings and data, a climate change for kids page, and a website detailing the landmark Clean Power Plan.  Documents … [Link]

Mashable » Netflix has your new teen TV addiction, 'On My Block'

Tuesday 30 January 16:03:08 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook High school is a messy time for the best of us, and Netflix embraces the beauty and hardship of that messiness with On My Block. The new series from Awkward's Lauren Iungerich along with Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft focuses on a group of friends growing up in Los Angeles. SEE ALSO: Netflix's 'Dirty Money' investigates Trump's dubious business history … [Link]

Mashable » Why Apple may be saving iOS 12's biggest features for iOS 13

Tuesday 30 January 16:01:42 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookiPhone fans hoping for some meaty new iOS features might be in for disappointing news later this year when the next version of the mobile software, tentatively called iOS 12, is expected to be released. Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, has reportedly ordered the iOS team to focus on performance and stability (translation: under-the-hood changes) instead of … [Link]

Slashdot » Child Experts: Just Say 'No' To Facebook's Kids App

Tuesday 30 January 16:00:00 UTC 2018

A group letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger children — the app is intended for those under 13 — aren't ready to have social media accounts, navigate the complexities of online relationships or protect their own privacy. From a report: Facebook launched the free Messenger Kids app in December, pitching it as a way for children … [Link]

Mashable » 'Bathleisure' just cancelled every other Instagram trend and you can thank Rihanna

Tuesday 30 January 15:48:31 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookEvery single Instagram trend that's ever existed can go home. Bathleisure just cancelled everything.  And it's all because of Rihanna.  SEE ALSO: Stop with the 'sleeping selfie' Instagram pose. We know you're not actually asleep. Flash back to the December cover of Vogue Paris, which featured Rihanna posing with her hair wrapped in a towel and looking high fashion beyond belief. … [Link]

Mashable » Someone created a jet-powered flying Segway

Tuesday 30 January 15:42:27 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookZapata Racing, the inventor of Flyboard, is testing a new hoverboard that looks like it's going to be the Segway alternative for the skies. It's not too long ago that the company tested their first flying device, Flyboard Air, but Zapata Racing has since released some new footage of a hoverboard called EZFLY. EZFLY comes with hand grips and seems easier … [Link]

Mashable » Control your stress with this calming stone

Tuesday 30 January 15:26:50 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookCalmingstone can help you normalize your heart rate and breathing during a panic attack. Read more…More about Tech, Technology, Health Care, Mental Health, and Relaxation [Link]

Mashable » Rose McGowan on Harvey Weinstein: 'Everybody knew. I know that.'

Tuesday 30 January 15:24:55 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookActress, activist, and author Rose McGowan stopped by Good Morning America on Tuesday to discuss everything from "The Monster" Harvey Weinstein and her love of Twitter, to her memoir, Brave, which was released today.  The actress, who reached a settlement with Weinstein in the late '90s, is one of dozens of women to accuse the producer of sexual misconduct.  Since that … [Link]

Mashable » Verizon drops plans to sell Huawei phones after U.S. pressure: report

Tuesday 30 January 15:21:22 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. Huawei's future in the U.S. has just become very uncertain as a new report from Bloomberg claims Verizon has dropped plans to sell the Chinese manufacturer's smartphones in the U.S. Bloomberg's sources claim the decision could … [Link]

Mashable » These pictures from the 'Black Panther' premiere are stunning

Tuesday 30 January 15:20:57 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Black Panther premiered Monday night in Los Angeles, and its legendary status is all but secure judging by early reactions. Most of us have to wait two more long weeks to see the film, but we can tell it's going to be worth it just by admiring the cast on the red carpet. Check out these Black Panther premiere photos … [Link]

Mashable » Adele paid tribute to Dolly Parton in the best way possible

Tuesday 30 January 15:15:21 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThere is never a day in which Dolly Parton doesn't deserve a glowing tribute.  Adele understands this, and on Tuesday she shared a picture of her dolled up as the legendary country singer, continuing Parton's 72nd birthday celebrations into this week.  SEE ALSO: Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone's 'love story' involves a slightly creepy third party "The effortless queen of song, … [Link]

Slashdot » Drug Firms Shipped 20.8 Million Pain Pills To West Virginia Town of 2,900

Tuesday 30 January 15:10:00 UTC 2018

A congressional committee investigating the opioid crisis has discovered out-of-state drug companies shipped 20.8 million prescription painkillers over a decade to two pharmacies in a Southern West Virginia town with 2,900 people. From a report: Between 2006 and 2016, two drug wholesalers shipped 10.2 million hydrocodone pills and 10.6 million oxycodone pills to Tug Valley Pharmacy and Hurley Drug in … [Link]

Mashable » Save on Logitech PC accessories, humidifiers, Wi-Fi smart plugs, and more today on Amazon

Tuesday 30 January 15:09:04 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. Whether you're upgrading your Logitech computer for work or expanding your gaming setup for Overwatch or the eventual PC release for Monster Hunter: World, it pays to have plenty of accessories on … [Link]

Slashdot » Lawyers Faced With Emojis and Emoticons Are All \_("/)_/

Tuesday 30 January 14:40:00 UTC 2018

Zorro shares a WSJ report: Lawyers gathered at the Atlanta office of a big law firm were debating a head-scratching legal question. What does the emoji known as the "unamused face" actually mean? They couldn't even agree that the emoji in question — it has raised eyebrows and a frown — looked unamused. "Everybody said something different," recalls Morgan Clemons, … [Link]

Mashable » Peter Dinklage calls final 'Game of Thrones' episodes 'heartbreaking'

Tuesday 30 January 14:30:00 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIt should come as no surprise that Peter Dinklage chose fire over ice after playing Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones. His character joined forces with dragon queen Daenerys two seasons ago, and now Dinklage is channeling the power of fire for a Doritos ad to air during Sunday's Super Bowl. "I guess I can't escape it at this point," Dinklage … [Link]

Mashable » This 'Black Panther' clip shows exactly why you don't mess with the Dora Milaje

Tuesday 30 January 14:21:10 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Mess with the Dora Milaje at your own peril. That's the hard lesson learned by more than a few wicked henchmen in the latest Black Panther clip, which has Okoye (Danai Gurira) kicking ass in a South Korean casino.  SEE ALSO: 'Black Panther' was so exciting Donald Glover actually tweeted about it It's one thing to take a guy out … [Link]

Mashable » Here's the first trailer for 'Hereditary' in case you want to never sleep again

Tuesday 30 January 14:02:15 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook We know, we know. Late January is far too early to declare a movie the most anything of the year, especially when said movie isn't coming out for another four months. But seriously: Watch this trailer and tell us Hereditary doesn't look like the scariest film of 2018.  SEE ALSO: 'Get Out' inspires a college course taught around the horror … [Link]

Mashable » You can now use selfies to help you make a flawless Bitmoji

Tuesday 30 January 14:00:00 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookSnap made it a lot easier to perfect your Bitmoji.  Now, instead of painstakingly going back and forth between every eyebrow shape, hairstyle, and eye color, you can just consult your latest selfie.  SEE ALSO: Here's everything you can do with a Bitmoji With the latest Bitmoji update, which Snap is calling "Bitmoji Deluxe," you can start each new Bitmoji creation … [Link]

Slashdot » Apple is Postponing Release of New Features To iOS This Year To Focus on Reliability and Performance: Report

Tuesday 30 January 14:00:00 UTC 2018

For a change, Apple plans to not push new features to iOS devices this year so that it could focus on reliability and quality of the software instead, Axios reported on Tuesday. From the report: Apple has been criticized of late, both for security issues and for a number of quality issues, as well as for how it handles battery … [Link]

Mashable » The buzzy first trailer for 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is here

Tuesday 30 January 13:56:11 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Marvel's year may be starting off big, but it's going to end very, very small. Disney has released the first trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp, their third and final Marvel movie of 2018.  SEE ALSO: The first reactions for 'Black Panther' are in, and yes, you can believe the hype Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Douglas return to … [Link]

Mashable » Twitter thread proves this British kids' cartoon is the most traumatising show ever

Tuesday 30 January 13:07:58 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookAnyone who's ever watched Watership Down will know that cartoons aimed at small children aren't necessarily going to be trauma-free. British TV show The Animals of Farthing Wood, based on the books by Colin Dann and aired back in the early 90s, is further proof of this. SEE ALSO: 9 Pickup Lines Inspired By Your Favorite '90s Cartoons On Sunday, a … [Link]

Slashdot » AI May Have Finally Decoded the Mysterious 'Voynich Manuscript'

Tuesday 30 January 13:00:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Since its discovery over a hundred years ago, the 240-page Voynich manuscript, filled with seemingly coded language and inscrutable illustrations, of has confounded linguists and cryptographers. Using artificial intelligence, Canadian researchers have taken a huge step forward in unraveling the document's hidden meaning. Named after Wilfrid Voynich, the Polish book dealer who … [Link]

Mashable » P!nk pens letter eviscerating Recording Academy president who told female artists to 'step up'

Tuesday 30 January 12:56:04 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookP!nk has written a fiery letter to the Recording Academy after its president said women needed to "step up" in all aspects of the music industry. Asked about #GrammysSoMale, Neil Portnow's told Variety that he thinks women "would be welcome" in the industry. SEE ALSO: Recording Academy president tells women to 'step up' in music industry hmmm P!nk penned a brilliant … [Link]

Mashable » 'Black Panther' was so exciting Donald Glover actually tweeted about it

Tuesday 30 January 12:29:28 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookDonald Glover: actor, writer, musician, and tantalisingly infrequent tweeter. SEE ALSO: Recording Academy president tells women to 'step up' in music industry hmmm Donald Glover attended the Black Panther premiere on Monday night, and has added his voice to the overwhelmingly positive reception of the film. Image: @donaldgloverWe've uploaded a screenshot of the tweet because Glover tends to delete tweets after … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Veganism should be an informed and evidence-based choice

Tuesday 30 January 12:17:00 UTC 2018

It is possible to get all the nourishment we need from a vegan diet, but without knowledge and discipline it is also possible to sleepwalk into nutritional deficiency [Link]

Mashable » Your fitness tracker knows too much about you

Tuesday 30 January 12:15:00 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookYour fitness tracker knows too much about you.  Where you jog, where you work, and, yes, where you sleep — all this and more is collected, aggregated, and analyzed by the companies behind the exercise apps on your smartphone and the devices you strap to your body. And that's a problem. Just how big of a problem was brought into stark … [Link]

Mashable » People are tweeting the creepiest things they've heard kids say and it's a full-on nightmare fest

Tuesday 30 January 12:08:52 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIt’s common knowledge that clowns, scarecrows, and ventriloquist dummies are all creepy, but did you know that small children can be just as terror-inducing? SEE ALSO: Somebody combined Furby with an Amazon Echo to make 'Furlexa' Well, they can. On Saturday night, writer Mikki Kendall proved it. People who interact with kids, what is the single weirdest/creepiest thing a kid has … [Link]

Mashable » Thousands of new Waymo self-driving cars are coming to American roads

Tuesday 30 January 11:55:18 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. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced it will be delivering "thousands" of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo, formerly known as Google's self-driving car project. The cars will be used for Waymo's driverless taxi service; delivery will … [Link]

Mashable » New meme tells you what kids these days are REALLY texting about

Tuesday 30 January 11:21:35 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookKids these days, what are they like? With their YouTubing and their bit-pennies. Luckily the internet is here to explain. SEE ALSO: Grandma sends savage 7 a.m. text to grandson because she didn't get a 'happy birthday' yet Internet users have been constructing handy guides to acronyms like LOL and ROFL for baffled parents. The only problem, is they're pretty specific… … [Link]

Mashable » Maisie Williams denies reports that she let slip the 'Game of Thrones' S8 air date

Tuesday 30 January 10:51:54 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookIf you happen to be a star in Game of Thrones, interviews — pretty much any interview, even if it's not directly about the fantasy epic — must be something of a minefield. The further along the show has progressed, the more obsessed we've all become with finding clues about where the story's headed. During the last Season, scripts and even … [Link]

Mashable » Tom Cruise's new stunt in 'Mission Impossible: Fallout' will give you cold sweats

Tuesday 30 January 10:40:47 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Not one to watch if you get vertigo. SEE ALSO: Tom Cruise teases 6th 'Mission: Impossible' with death-defying stunt On The Graham Norton Show, Tom Cruise described the biggest Mission Impossible stunt sequence ever filmed. In involves him flying, and then dangling out of, a helicopter. Because just flying a helicopter would be too damn easy. Read more… More about … [Link]

New Scientist – News » Mediterranean diet linked to higher chance of successful IVF

Tuesday 30 January 10:35:00 UTC 2018

A study of nearly 250 women in Greece suggests that a Mediterranean diet might increase the chances of successfully having a baby via IVF fertility treatment [Link]

Mashable » Women from tiny village pose nude to teach others about body image

Tuesday 30 January 10:14:01 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookWhen it came time for Cathy Bartlett-Horwood to drop her dressing gown to the floor and stand naked in her village hall in front of her friends, she was nervous. The 60-year-old has had a complicated relationship with her weight for many years. She was so nervous, in fact, that she was physically sick beforehand.Nevertheless, she persisted. Bartlett-Horwood became part of … [Link]

Slashdot » Researchers Find More Evidence For the Strange Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's

Tuesday 30 January 10:00:00 UTC 2018

schwit1 shares a report from ScienceAlert: People with high blood sugar stand to experience worse long-term cognitive decline than their healthy peers, even if they're not technically type 2 diabetic, new research suggests. The findings are not the first linking diabetes with impaired cognitive functions, but they're some of the clearest yet showing blood sugar isn't just a marker of … [Link]

Mashable » Now Margot Robbie is getting in on that fake 'Crocodile Dundee' movie

Tuesday 30 January 8:32:11 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook While reboots have long been the rage in film, news of an alleged Crocodile Dundee sequel just seemed too good to be true.  And look, the doubters could be rightAs per recent reports, the whole thing might just be one big Super Bowl ad for Australian tourism, and we tell you what, the newest Dundee trailer certainly aids the conspiracy. … [Link]

Mashable » The first reactions for 'Black Panther' are in, and yes, you can believe the hype

Tuesday 30 January 7:13:27 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookThe hype around Black Panther was certainly palpable. It already has the biggest pre-sale numbers for a Marvel movie, and even Lupita Nyong'o — who plays Nakia in the film — struggled to get tickets for the opening night.  SEE ALSO: How Black Panther taught 50 years of fans to 'walk like a Wakandan prince' Following the global premiere, press were … [Link]

Slashdot » MPEG Founder Says the MPEG Business Model Is Broken

Tuesday 30 January 7:00:00 UTC 2018

theweatherelectric writes: Leonardo Chiariglione, the founder and chairman of MPEG, argues on his blog that the current MPEG business model is broken. He writes, "Thanks to [MPEG's] 'business model' that can be simply described as: produce standards having the best performance as a goal, irrespective of the IPR involved. Because MPEG standards are the best in the market and have … [Link]

Mashable » Uber's biggest rival in India expands internationally

Tuesday 30 January 3:45:00 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookUber is set to meet a familiar foe Down Under. For the first time, ride-hailing giant Ola is setting up outside of India. The company said it plans to launch in Australia in early 2018, and is currently signing up drivers in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.  SEE ALSO: The big con: How tech companies made a killing by fudging their numbers … [Link]

Slashdot » Americans Are Saving Energy Because Fewer People Go Outside

Tuesday 30 January 3:30:00 UTC 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Americans are saving energy because they don't go outside as much anymore, researchers say. It's a plus for the environment, though in another light (no pun intended), it's just sad. In 2012, Americans spent an extra eight days at home compared to 2003, according to the American Time Use Surveys. Being … [Link]

Mashable » Disneyland's animatronic Ursula lost her head mid-song, and it's kind of relatable

Tuesday 30 January 1:37:46 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookSeems like Ursula is over her job.  On Sunday, Disney fans were treated to a terrifying — and hilarious — performance at Disneyland's California Adventure Park. The animatronic Ursula at Ariel's Undersea Adventure lost her head, but kept singing through the ride.  It's pretty bad.  SEE ALSO: What's next for 'The Simpsons' after years of mocking their new owner Disney? How … [Link]

Slashdot » Ethereum Startup Vanishes After Seemingly Making $11, Leaves Message: 'Penis'

Tuesday 30 January 1:30:00 UTC 2018

CaptainDork shares a report from Motherboard: An Ethereum startup called Prodeum disappeared from the web on Sunday after raising a grand total of $11 USD from investors in a crowdsale. Shortly after the website disappeared, a message appeared on its homepage: "penis." Prodeum's website now redirects visitors to the Twitter account of a cryptocurrency trader (they did not immediately respond … [Link]

Mashable » 2 cops allegedly ate some marijuana edibles, got way too high, and called for backup

Tuesday 30 January 1:22:12 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookTwo cops from Toronto got themselves in a batch of trouble on Sunday when they allegedly ate some marijuana edibles while on duty, got really stoned, and were forced to call for help. The CBC reports that the two officers, who are part of 13 Division, have been suspended pending an investigation. Over the weekend, the Toronto police raided a pot … [Link]

Mashable » Someone is already trying to stop sales of Elon Musk's flamethrower

Tuesday 30 January 1:16:23 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookElon Musk's plan to sell Boring Company branded flamethrowers is certainly a fantastic bit of marketing, and it's no wonder pre-sales are on fire. While Musk has made assurances that the flamethrower will meet national guidelines by emitting a flame less than 10 feet, one Californian assemblyman wants to put an end to the idea for good. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk … [Link]

Mashable » Get lifetime access to test prep and practice tests for the GMAT, SAT, and ACT

Tuesday 30 January 1:14:36 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. Standardized testing is hard — even for the smartest kids (and adults) around. It may even be harder than HQ trivia, or at least more relevant to the trajectory of your future. SEE … [Link]

Mashable » 5 questions Facebook's 'privacy principles' don't answer

Tuesday 30 January 0:59:26 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookFacebook wants you to know it really does care about your privacy. So much so that on Monday the company released its list of seven "privacy principles" that are meant to govern how the company deals with its 2 billion users' personal data.  SEE ALSO: Facebook reveals 7 privacy principles with new educational videos These seven sentences are part of a … [Link]

Mashable » 10 Valentine's Day gifts your guy definitely needs, though he probably doesn't realize it

Tuesday 30 January 0:55:13 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. Valentine's Day can be a serious pain. Couples everywhere pretend to hate the age-old tradition, but still feel obligated to come up with a gift come February 14th. If your man won't … [Link]

Slashdot » World's Second Largest Meat Processor Invests In Lab-Grown Meat Startup

Tuesday 30 January 0:50:00 UTC 2018

Tyson Foods, the world's second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, announced it has invested in Silicon Valley startup Memphis Meats, a company that makes lab-grown meat using animal cells. The investment amount was not disclosed, but it follows a slew of other high-profile backers including Cargill Inc., Bill Gates and Richard Branson. Fox Business reports: Last … [Link]

Mashable » Find out why Python is one of the best programming languages for first time coders by taking this online course

Tuesday 30 January 0:28:50 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. Ever heard of Python? No, not the snake, but the programming language. Nope, not a snake that can code either, but an actual programming language.  SEE ALSO: Make 2018 the year you … [Link]

Mashable » How to Cope Online After You Get Dumped

Tuesday 30 January 0:22:57 UTC 2018

Twitter Facebook Read more…More about Social Media, Sex And Relationships, Mashable Reels, Sn Reels, and Tech [Link]

Mashable » Twitter influencers suspect a bot 'purge'

Tuesday 30 January 0:14:09 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookDan LaMorte lost 500 Twitter followers last weekend. As a comedian, he made a joke of it.  Twitter deleted millions of accounts over night, leading to me losing 500 followers by the time I woke up. At least send me flowers if you’re going to fuck me that hard over night Twitter. — Dan LaMorte (@DanLaMorte) January 28, 2018 Actress Adina … [Link]

Mashable » Nicole Kidman eats live bugs, deserves at least four more Oscars

Tuesday 30 January 0:11:44 UTC 2018

Twitter FacebookStep aside Big Little Lies, because the bravest performance of Nicole Kidman's illustrious career is actually her just straight up eating a four-course meal of bugs. SEE ALSO: Nicole Kidman's ultra-inspiring SAG Award speech focuses on Hollywood's changing attitude to age In the latest video for Vanity Fair's 'Secret Talent Theatre' series, the esteemed Oscar-winning actresses digs into each critter-crawling dish … [Link]

Slashdot » Facebook Will Prioritize Local Stories In Your News Feed

Tuesday 30 January 0:10:00 UTC 2018

Facebook announced today that it will begin prioritizing local news, bumping it up higher in your feed if you follow a local publisher's Page or if a friend shares a locally-published story. "We are prioritizing local news as part of our emphasis on high-quality news, and with today's update, stories from local news publishers may appear higher in News Feed … [Link]

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