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Mashable is an American entertainment, culture, tech, science and social good digital media platform, news website and multi-platform media and entertainment company founded by Pete Cashmore in 2005. Mashable was founded by Pete Cashmore while living in Aberdeen, Scotland, in July 2005. Early iterations of the site were a simple WordPress blog, with Cashmore as sole author. Fame came relatively quickly, with Time magazine noting Mashable as one of the 25 best blogs of 2009. As of November 2015, it had over 6,000,000 Twitter followers and over 3,200,000 fans on Facebook. In June 2016, it acquired YouTube channel CineFix from Whalerock Industries.Source
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I tried a $7,600 desk that lets you get horizontal at work

I tried a $7,600 desk that lets you get horizontal at work

We're using cookies to improve your experience.It's prime cold and flu season, which means many of us are at home re-familiarizing ourselves with the workstation known as the sickbed. This has two adjustable positions: seated, with your back propped up and laptop supported by pillows; or horizontal with thighs raised, laptop cutting into your belly. All while you try to knock out at least an email or two before the DayQuil wears off again. But what if you could work in a more comfortable bed-like position when you're well enough to be in the office? And what if there were really, really...

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Warning: Telegram is not end-to-end encrypted by default

Warning: Telegram is not end-to-end encrypted by default

We're using cookies to improve your experience.After tech behemoths like and thousands of other far-right accounts, for their encrypted messaging services. There's one rub, though: Telegram, unlike Signal, doesn't have end-to-end encryption by default. means that only the message sender and receiver can read the message. Even the server that hosts it, such as Signal or iMessage on Apple devices, can't decrypt and read what someone wrote. If those servers were ever hacked, hackers wouldn't be able to read the messages, either. It's safe to say, then, that end-to-end (e2e) encryption is an...

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This clever bot turns Reddit arguments into video game scenes

This clever bot turns Reddit arguments into video game scenes

We're using cookies to improve your experience.There's plenty of drama on Reddit, but it's not often that drama gets to play out on the screen.Until now, at least.On Sunday, 24-year-old software engineer Micah Price from Cape Town, South Africa, unveiled what can only be described as a niche-but-genius creation: a bot that takes everyday arguments on Reddit and has them play out in the style of scenes from Ace Attorney, Capcom's animated courtroom-based video game series.The end result is a gloriously dramatic affair that shines a whole new spotlight on Reddit's comment section. Price's...

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YouTube removes Trump's latest video, blocks channel from posting for seven days

YouTube removes Trump's latest video, blocks channel from posting for seven days

We're using cookies to improve your experience.It's been a bad week for President Donald Trump's socials. First he was by his longtime paramour Twitter. Then blocked him. Now YouTube has jumped into the fray, banning the president's channel after it breached the website's moderation policies."After review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies," via its official press Twitter on Tuesday. "It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a...

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Cadillac wants to fly people in electric drones

Cadillac wants to fly people in electric drones

We're using cookies to improve your experience.General Motors shared some futuristic concept vehicles, including a sleek Cadillac passenger drone, on Tuesday in a classic CES move.As part of its Cadillac Halo portfolio, a shiny, silver and black self-driving shuttle, and a matching passenger drone were introduced. Both are just ideas with no production plans — yet. The VTOL flying car (that's the term used for vertical take-off and landing vehicles or passenger drones) is GM's first design in aerial mobility. It's an idea for personal air travel that doesn't require a trip to the...

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TikTok introduces stricter privacy rules for its youngest users

TikTok introduces stricter privacy rules for its youngest users

We're using cookies to improve your experience.TikTok, the social media site known for its among youth, is making its youngest users' accounts more private. On Wednesday, the company a new set of privacy rules for users under the age of 18. From now on, all registered users ages 13-15 will have their accounts set to private by default. This means that those profiles won't be accessible to anyone that hasn't been explicitly approved. Furthermore, users in this age group are losing the "Everyone" comment setting, and will now have to choose between "Friends" or "No One" for their comments....

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Confused users in search of Parler push the app 'Parlor' to top of app store charts

Confused users in search of Parler push the app 'Parlor' to top of app store charts

We're using cookies to improve your experience.Online spaces in which one can freely talk of overthrowing the government in the name of Q and white supremacy are getting . One older, random app is now reaping the benefits.Over the last few days, both removed the app Parler from their app stores until it puts some content moderation in place to prevent people from, ya know, using it as a platform to plot and incite acts of treason. is even poised denied the company access to its servers, starting Monday evening.  Now, the number two most downloaded free app in both Apple's App Store and the...

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Parler CEO says the service will be down 'longer than expected'

Parler CEO says the service will be down 'longer than expected'

We're using cookies to improve your experience.Parler probably isn't coming back any time soon. The social network that still supports Donald Trump and his followers — one of the few to do so right now — has been shut down after it from its web-hosting services on Monday. have already removed Parler from their respective app stores, and the is completely inaccessible at writing time.  Ahead of the shutdown, Parler CEO John Matze said (via screenshot by author ) that the service will "likely be down longer than expected," in a post on the platform. Parler CEO announces their entire system...

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What is Signal? The basics of the most secure messaging app.

What is Signal? The basics of the most secure messaging app.

We're using cookies to improve your experience.Existing Signal users might be getting more notifications than usual. “Jack is on Signal,” “Cathy is on Signal,” “Miriam is on Signal,” all pings showing phone contacts who are joining the secure messaging app.Those pings reflect the fact that there’s been an . Known for its end-to-end encryption and independent structure as a non-profit organization run by a foundation — not a big tech company — Signal has previously been the communication method of choice for activists, people in the hacker community, and others concerned about...

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Hyundai and Apple are talking about Apple Car production

Hyundai and Apple are talking about Apple Car production

We're using cookies to improve your experience.The Apple Car is turning from a myth to a potential product. Following the recent report that Apple is looking into building a car and , Korean automaker Hyundai has that Apple has discussed the product with "a variety of global automakers, including Hyundai Motor."The discussions are still in early stages, and "nothing has been decided," Hyundai said. In a statement just obtained by 's , the auto giant Hyundai says:“We understand that Apple is in discussion with a variety of global automakers, including Hyundai Motor.As the discussion is at...

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NEC says new facial recognition system isn't stopped by masks

NEC says new facial recognition system isn't stopped by masks

We're using cookies to improve your experience.NEC says face masks aren't an obstacle to its facial recognition tech. The Japanese company (via ) claims its new facial recognition system can identify people with face masks in less than one second, with an accuracy rate higher than 99.9 percent. The system works by closely examining the parts of a person's face not covered by a mask, such as the eyes and surrounding areas. It does require the person to submit a photo in advance, though. According to assistant manager of NEC’s digital platform division Shinya Takashima, who spoke with...

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Samsung's Galaxy S21 could beat Apple to the punch with one small feature

Samsung's Galaxy S21 could beat Apple to the punch with one small feature

We're using cookies to improve your experience.We've been waiting patiently for Apple to drop its device tracking hardware for , but Samsung might win the race as a late entrant.A plethora of from the past few months suggest Samsung will launch something called the Galaxy SmartTag in the near future. Most recently and perhaps most convincingly, published some leaked images of the product that make it look a whole lot like a , a popular tracking device that you keep on valuable items in case they get lost. Misplace one of those items and all you have to do is open a mobile app to see where...

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4 stellar new features to check out in the NASA app

4 stellar new features to check out in the NASA app

We're using cookies to improve your experience.The has always been a solid scientific resource for armchair astronauts, but some recent updates have taken it from educational to sensational. This is in part due to a new augmented reality tool, stunning 360-degree videos, and an awesome use of the widgets functionality in iOS 14. If it's been a while since you took a look at NASA's app, or if you haven't yet had the time to take a look, then have a read through our four stellar reasons below that explain why it's high time you check it out now, no rocket or rover required.The NASA app...

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LG wants to put transparent OLEDs in restaurants and subways

LG wants to put transparent OLEDs in restaurants and subways

We're using cookies to improve your experience.LG's got a transparent OLED display, and if you're wondering how such a device could be useful, the company has a few ideas to share. Ahead of the upcoming CES 2021 show, LG shared a few ideas on how its transparent OLED products could fit into real-world situations. One idea is having a transparent OLED at a restaurant, where the display would pop up from the bar, between the customer and the waiter, allowing the customer to see the menu and order while still being able to see the waiter. LG also designed a Smart Bed with a frame from which a...

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Our 10 picks for the best 'Saturday Night Live' sketches of 2020

Our 10 picks for the best 'Saturday Night Live' sketches of 2020

We're using cookies to improve your experience.Saturday Night Live has had a pretty good year, all things considered.Sure, the show in its current form can't really compete with earlier eras of SNL. But that's an eternal problem for this show: The audience loves to reminisce about better days, often without recognizing the greatness that's right in front of them.A decade from now, we'll be swimming in thinkpieces hailing the talents of Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kenan Thompson. The fact is, SNL is like many sketch comedy series' in that the output is always going to vary from sketch to...

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Future MacBooks might have little displays on each key

Future MacBooks might have little displays on each key

We're using cookies to improve your experience.Keyboards have come a long way in the past couple of years; Apple's best laptops now have a built-in fingerprint scanner and the programmable Touch Bar. But what if every single key on the MacBook keyboard was also a little display?This might actually happen in the future. has unearthed an Apple which describes a "reconfigurable keyboard," where every key has an "associated key display.""Control circuitry in the keyboard may direct the key displays to display dynamically adjustable key labels for the keys," the patent application says. This...

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Exercise with a mask on can be really good for you, actually

Exercise with a mask on can be really good for you, actually

For most of the pandemic, I saw masks as a necessary evil when going out for my daily 5K run. I'd stick it on if someone was coming the other way down the street, of course, and cross over to the other side or run in the road where possible. That's just good manners in the COVID era. But at all other moments my mask was a potential menace. It felt suffocating, and was forever getting sweaty and gross. I took to running with it catching the wind in one hand, almost flying it like a kite to keep it dry. But that was before I read up on the latest news from the world of breathing and...

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Samsung's new foldable phone already sounds way better than the Galaxy Fold

Samsung's new foldable phone already sounds way better than the Galaxy Fold

We're using cookies to improve your experience.We're still a few weeks away from Samsung officially unveiling its new foldable phone, but it's already sounding like it will be a significant improvement over the Galaxy Fold. At least, if the latest rumors are any indication. While we've that the phone, which will reportedly be called the Galaxy Z Flip, will have a clamshell design, we now know a bit more about how that folding screen will work. The new details come from XDA Developers' Max Weinbach who reports the Z Flip will have the ability to "lock" at a 90-degree angle, which allows the...

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Twitter 'exploring' adding a dislike button or downvote system

Twitter 'exploring' adding a dislike button or downvote system

We're using cookies to improve your experience.Because sometimes getting isn't explicit enough. Twitter is currently "exploring" adding a dislike button or some kind of downvoting system, presumably à la Reddit, announced the company's product lead on Tuesday. The potential change, confirmed Twitter, is part of a larger effort to make Twitter a place amenable to more nuanced conversations.  Notably, Twitter explores all the time — and many of those features never launch. Still, hearing it straight from the horse's mouth suggests a dislike button of some kind may very well be an actual thing...

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Watch a NASA spacecraft touch down on asteroid Bennu

Watch a NASA spacecraft touch down on asteroid Bennu

We're using cookies to improve your experience.Touchdown.Earlier in October, NASA from asteroid Bennu, a relatively small, well-preserved space rock some 200 million miles from Earth. On Friday, NASA released footage of the spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, approaching and briefly touching down on the rubbly Bennu. The events, seen in the space agency's tweet below, show OSIRIS-REx carefully descending to Bennu's rock-strewn surface.The spacecraft , or about two ounces, of fine-grained material during the quicktouchdown, which . To planetary scientists, this asteroidal stuff is invaluable: Bennu...

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Driverless race car sums up 2020 by swerving into a wall for no reason

Driverless race car sums up 2020 by swerving into a wall for no reason

We're using cookies to improve your experience.With a brain-melting presidential election in just a couple of days, let's take a few minutes to enjoy a more harmless form of failure, courtesy of . The autonomous racing league broadcasted its Season Beta 1.1 race on Thursday, ideally to showcase the potential of high speed auto races that don't endanger human drivers. Unfortunately, a car belonging to the team SIT Acronis Autonomous had other ideas, per .One of the engineers behind the self-driving speedster took to to explain what happened. It turns out there's an initialization lap before...

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What really happens if Republicans get rid of Section 230

What really happens if Republicans get rid of Section 230

We're using cookies to improve your experience.Republicans are crying “censorship” to pressure Facebook, Twitter, and Google to let them spread misinformation. But if they really got rid of Section 230, they’d be dragging everyone else down with them.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google/Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai appeared remotely before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday for yet another congressional hearing on content moderation and supposed anti-conservative bias.My colleague already outlined how the hearing, held just days before the 2020...

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Pornhub launches first-ever sex education video series

Pornhub launches first-ever sex education video series

We're using cookies to improve your experience.For many young adults, than anything they learn in school. In fact, , so it's not surprising that teens turn to porn to learn about sex.The problem is that mainstream porn isn't proper sex education — it's a fantasy factory with the sole purpose of profit. One site that promotes this fantasy factory, Pornhub, is attempting to bridge the gap between porn and actual sex ed with their . The series launched today via , where the tube site provides articles about sexual health, relationships, and of course sex itself. All of the series's first 11...

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