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Twitter's Jack Dorsey gets roasted for his ignorant tweets about Myanmar
9 dec 20:16 - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey shared with the world what he did on his most recent birthday: travel to Myanmar and do a 10-day silent meditation. Dorsey made a thread on Twitter explaining the experience, and hundreds of people chimed in to remind Jack of the genocide happening in Myanmar that's been perpetuated by social media, how funny it is that he paid money to get bit by mosquitos, and his general rich white guy privilege. SEE ALSO: Laura Loomer's IRL Twitter protest has become ... a Twitter meme For my birthday this year, I did a 10-day silent vipassana meditation, this time in Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar 🇲🇲. We went into silence on the night of my birthday, the 19th. Here’s what I know 👇🏼 — jack (@jack) December 9, 2018 Read more... More about Twitter, Jack Dorsey, Myanmar, Tech, and Big Tech Companies

10 gift ideas under $50 for the person who has everything
9 dec 11:00 - The holidays are generally a stressful time, thanks in no small part to the mind-numbing task of having to think of (and not to mention, afford) the perfect presents for our friends and family. If you're out of ideas, allow us to direct you to this roundup of products that are all under $50 and would make for fantastic gifts. You can even save an extra 15% off just by entering the coupon MERRY15 at checkout because we're feeling that spirited. 1. Level Alkaline Bottle For Victoria's Secret angels like Miranda Kerr, A-listers like Elton John and Jennifer Lopez, and even Queen Beyoncé herself, alkaline water is heaven-sent. It's essentially ionized H20 that is said to yield a ton of benefits, including making you more hydrated, boosting your immunity, and neutralizing your body's acidity. If you want to guzzle water like a star, the Level Alkaline Bottle has a built-in replaceable alkaline ionizer that infuses regular water with essential minerals like calcium, zinc, iron, and magnesium and boosts its pH to up to 9.5. On top of that, the bottle's premium matte exterior maintains the water's temperature for up to 30 hours. Read more...More about Mashable Shopping, Shopping Stackcommerce, Gift Guide 2018, Tech, and Consumer Tech

SantaCon is back to make you regret moving to the city
9 dec 00:14 - It's the most wonderful time of the year.  That's right, cities around the globe are celebrating that most modern of holidays on Saturday: SantaCon. The annual gathering of revelers dressed as Santa Claus may have originated in San Francisco as a radical act of anti-consumerist mischief, but it has since morphed into a worldwide day of debauchery and excess that feels just about right for our sinking-ship hellscape of a reality.  Thankfully for us, it's a well-documented hellscape. So let's take a peek, shall we?  SEE ALSO: Thousands of Santas take over New York City to spread rowdy holiday cheer Read more...More about Santacon, Tech, and Live Events

Critics call NYPD's drone deployment 'a serious threat to privacy
8 dec 22:49 - Drones are coming to New York City, and that should worry you.  So argues the New York Civil Liberties Union, which in a Dec. 7 statement blasts the forthcoming NYPD deployment of the flying surveillance bots as "a serious threat to privacy." The 14 police drones, which the New York Times reports had been acquired by city police in June, are ostensibly to be used for tasks like keeping an eye on large crowds or hostage situations. However, critics see the deployment as the start of a very slippery, privacy-eroding slope.  After all, large crowds of people often gather together to lawfully protest something like, say, police brutality. Or, as the NYPD specifically notes as a drone-appropriate example (according to the NYCLU), the Women's March.  Read more...More about Drones, Surveillance, Nypd, Tech, and Drones

Leaked images show what Samsung Galaxy S10 might look like
8 dec 19:52 - Samsung's Galaxy 10 is coming and while we already know it's going to be feature-packed like no other Samsung phone before, we didn't have any idea what it looks like... until now. Two of most-respected phone leakers Evan Blass (@evleaks) and Ice Universe (@Universeice) have had a busy past few days posting images of what they claim are the Galaxy S10.  The Galaxy S10 won't be a foldable phone, but if the leaks are genuine, Samsung's new phones will definitely turn heads. SEE ALSO: Samsung's Galaxy S10 sounds like it's gonna be more of everything. That could be a problem. A Wall Street Journal report in late November claimed Samsung was preparing three Galaxy S10 phones with varying display sizes between 5.8 to 6.4 inches. Read more...More about Mobile, Android, Samsung, Leaks, and Galaxy S10

Apple's latest business move hints at a Netflix-like approach with Apple Music
8 dec 17:32 - The music streaming war between Apple Music and Spotify is heating up. As part of what appears to a be series of moves to grow Apple Music, Apple has acquired Platoon, a London-based company that discovers and develops artists by giving them the resources they need to create music and forge relationships with labels. SEE ALSO: Surprise! Apple Music is coming to the Amazon Echo Music Business Worldwide first reported the acquisition. It's not clear how much Apple paid for Platoon; the company makes many acquisitions during a year, but never discloses the amount exchanged. Buying Platoon gives us possible insight on where Apple sees Apple Music is headed: original content that might be release music either exclusively or for a period of exclusivity on the music streaming service. Read more...More about Music, Apple, Iphone, Acquisition, and Apple Music

50 years ago, Douglas Engelbart's ‘Mother of All Demos’ changed personal technology forever
8 dec 15:00 - Imagine someone demonstrating a jet plane 15 years before Kitty Hawk. Imagine someone demonstrating a smartphone 15 years before the first cellular networks were even launched. Imagine someone demonstrating a controlled nuclear chain reaction 15 years before Einstein formulated e=mc2. On a crisp, overcast, and breezy Monday afternoon in San Francisco on December 9, 1968, before an SRO audience of more than 2,000 slack-jawed computer engineers, a soft-spoken engineer named Douglas Engelbart held the first public demonstration of word processing, point-and-clicking, dragging-and-dropping, hypermedia and hyperlinking, cross-file editing, idea/outline processing, collaborative groupware, text messaging, onscreen real-time video teleconferencing, and a weird little device dubbed a "mouse" — the essentials of a graphical user interface (GUI) 15 years before the first personal computers went on sale. Read more...More about History, Personal Computer, Pc, Mouse, and Tech

Furbo Dog Camera review: The best way to keep an eye on your dog from work
8 dec 14:03 - Furbo Dog Camera $249.99 View Product The Good Easy to use • Made of durable plastic • Bamboo lid tightly secures treats • Launching treats is fun! The Bad Can't pan or move the camera • Expensive for a dog accessory The Bottom Line Although $249 is a lot to spend on a dog toy, we think it's fun and useful enough to justify. Everyone enjoys launching treats from this device. Mashable Score4.5 Cool Factor5.0 Learning Curve5.0 Performance4.0 Bang for the Buck4.0 We've all been there before: You're about to leave for work, and the family dog follows you to the door, watching through the window as you enter your car and leave. But what if you could keep a watchful eye on your dog the entire day — even from your office? Read more...More about Dogs, Reviews, Review, Furbo, and Dog Camera

10 super cool holiday gifts on sale this weekend
8 dec 14:00 - Hoping to land on someone's nice list this holiday season? We've got just the ticket, with deets on ten of the coolest gifts we're loving right now, all of which you can snag in the Mashable Shop. (Don't forget to enter our exclusive coupon code at checkout to save an extra 15% — more on that below!) 1. Jamstik+ Portable Smart Guitar Only 10% of people who take guitar lessons keep playing beyond their first year with the hobby — are you among them? With the Jamstik+, you can be. Featuring real-time feedback, interactive games, and a helpful companion smartphone app, it's never been easier (or more entertaining) to learn how to pick and pluck like a pro. Read more...More about Mashable Shopping, Shopping Stackcommerce, Gift Guide 2018, Tech, and Consumer Tech

20 brilliant stocking stuffers, all on sale for less than $20
8 dec 13:00 - When Ariel sang about "gadgets and gizmos aplenty," she was referring to all the rad stocking stuffers that just went on sale in the Mashable Shop. (Trust us on this one.) For a limited time, you can save an extra 15% on the following gifts under $20 by entering the coupon code MERRY15 at checkout. Happy shopping! 1. Millennium Falcon Ice Molds Made out of silicone shaped like the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, these geeky ice molds are so cool, even Sheev Palpatine would love 'em. Normally $14.99, you can buy a two-pack for only $9.99. Image: RAWtronics Millennium Falcon Ice Molds — $9.99 See Details Read more... More about Mashable Shopping, Shopping Stackcommerce, Mashable Deals, Stocking Stuffers, and Gift Guide 2018

Run your family life, all from one app? Cozi promises you can
8 dec 13:00 - Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2018 and we have the entire internet to contend with. Modern life in general can often be a logistical nightmare, but adding kids to the mix takes domestic air traffic control to a whole new level. The premise of an app built with precisely this use-case in mind may seem like a godsend for any Gcal-overloaded caregiver, but Cozi, which bills itself as an app that can "simplify" family life, also runs the risk of contributing to the problem it attempts to solve.  Read more...More about Family Parenting, Calendar Apps, Small Humans, Small Humans, and Tech

Grab one of Samsung's high-end QLED TVs for $800 off (and $300 cheaper than Amazon's price)
8 dec 11:00 - If you're out of the loop, Amazon and Best Buy are doing some 12 Days and 20 Days of deals tech events to give us something to salivate over now that Black Friday weekend is over. We'll admit that some of their TV deals are pretty good, but don't jump the gun — we're about to do you one better.  The 65-inch model of Samsung's fancy QLED series is only $2,199 at the PCMag Shop. For reference, that's $800 off the original price and $300 less than Amazon and Best Buy's sale prices on the same TV. You're welcome. Samsung's Q8F models are truly top of the line, just one notch beneath their most premium creation yet: The Q9F. But the thing is, unless you're weirdly intense about graphics, you're probably not going to notice the minute variations in dimming technology or the difference between Q HDR Elite and EliteMax. The place where you will notice a difference, however, is in your wallet.  Read more...More about Samsung, Smart Tvs, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo, and Qled

Save $50 on an Xbox One S 'Fortnite' bundle and get a free controller from Best Buy
8 dec 10:00 - It seems like battle royale style games took over the world almost overnight. One day the beta for a game called PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds opened up and next thing you know Call of Duty is getting in on the action. But the undisputed king right now is Fortnite. According to Epic Games, the game draws in more than 78 million people monthly — that's nine times as many people who live in New York City, and more than double the amount of people who live in all of Canada. With the holidays now in full swing, there are sure to be even more wanting in on the craze. For them, we have the ultimate deal: The Xbox One S Fortnite bundle is currently on sale for $249.99 at Best Buy, which is $50 off the original $299.99 price. With this deal you'll not only get the system and the game, but you'll even get a free black or white Xbox One controller as part of the bundle. Read more...More about Xbox One S, Mashable Shopping, Fornite, Shopping Bestbuy, and Tech

These sunglasses from Bose double as speakers
8 dec 00:09 - Bose designed a pair of sunglasses that have a built-in speaker systemStream music, connect to virtual assistants, and make calls, all while staying shady and looking cool.  Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Speakers, Bose, and Bose Frames

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg face off in Epic Rap Battles of History
7 dec 23:43 - Oooohhhhhh, the Epic Rap Battles of History video guys are back after a two-year hiatus, and they're coming for two of the most shade-able figures in the tech world: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. Epic Rap Battles is a video series that pits public figures against each other with fictional and non-fictional beefs. In 2016, their two rhyme spitters where none other than, you guessed it, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. This time around, the robotic Zuckerberg faces off against the pompous Musk. Each  brags about their achievements, and rags on the other for their personal and professional, erm, shortcomings. Read more...More about Facebook, Tesla, Epic Rap Battles Of History, Tech, and Mark Zuckerberg

Arrested Huawei CFO potentially faces decades in jail
7 dec 21:27 - Things are not looking up for Huawei's CFO.  Wanzhou Meng, arrested Dec. 1 in Vancouver and facing possible extradition to the U.S., had a bail hearing today in which it was made clear that she is looking at some serious jail time for allegedly misrepresenting to authorities the relationship between Huawei and SkyCom, which did business in Iran.  According to AP, the prosecutor said she portrayed the two companies as separate, while the U.S. claims Huawei and SkyCom are connected, and thus Huawei violated U.S. sanctions against Iran.  SEE ALSO: China demands release of Huawei executive arrested in Canada Read more...More about China, Huawei, Tech, and Big Tech Companies

Elon Musk tells '60 Minutes' he has 'no idea' how to smoke weed
7 dec 21:09 - Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a puff off a joint three months ago and people are still talking about it.  In a preview Friday for an upcoming 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl, Musk defends his brush with marijuana.  "I am somewhat impulsive and don't want to adhere to some CEO template," he says. When she grills him on the pot, he replies, "I do not smoke pot. As anyone who watched that podcast can tell I have no idea how to smoke pot, or anything." SEE ALSO: OK, everybody: Stop pot-shaming Elon Musk It's pretty evident from footage of Joe Rogan's podcast that Musk didn't inhale and didn't really know what he was doing, but it hasn't stopped everyone from Fox News to NASA from making the smoking incident into a huge deal. Read more...More about Elon Musk, Weed, 60 Minutes, Tech, and Elon Musk

Best 4K TV deals: Save on Samsung, LG, VIZIO, Sony, and more this weekend
7 dec 20:22 - Now that it's the weekend, we've gathered the best deals on 4K smart TVs from Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. If you want to spend your weekend watching movies and TV shows, check out these amazing deals first, so you can watch TV in brilliant 4K. We've found deals on great 4K TVs from top manufacturers like Sony, LG Electronics, VIZIO, Samsung, and more. Here are just some of our favorites for this weekend: Save $200 on JVC 49-inch Class 4K Ultra HD (2160P) HDR Smart LED TV with Built-in Chromecast (LT-49MA875) at Walmart Save $352 on Samsung UN49NU8000FXZA Flat 49-inch 4K UHD 8 Series Smart LED TV (2018) on Amazon Save $601 on LG Electronics OLED55B8PUA 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2018 Model) on Amazon Save $503 on LG Electronics 55SK8000PUA 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2018 Model) on Amazon Save $602 on Samsung QN65Q6F Flat 65-inch QLED 4K UHD 6 Series Smart TV 2018 on Amazon Save $800 on Samsung QN65Q8FNB 65-inch QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018 Model) from PCMag Shop Save $603 on LG 65-inch Class 4K (2160) HDR Smart Super UHD TV w/AI ThinQ - 65SK9000PUA at Walmart Read more... More about Home, Samsung, Sony, Lg, and Smart Home

5 ways to clean your computer keyboard — Clarification Please
7 dec 20:00 - The only thing grosser than a dirty keyboard is having to clean a dirty keyboard. The silver lining: You can do it using items you'll find around your house or office and a few cheap cleaning supplies. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Keyboard, Slime, Clarification Please, and Keyboard Cleaning

This neural-net powered AI is way better at chess than anyone
7 dec 19:34 - Checkmate. Competitive and casual chess players alike now have a new foe. In addition to computers, there's a new AI platform called AlphaZero that can totally beat us all. SEE ALSO: An AI wrote the script for this movie, and let's just say there's eyeball vomiting in it AlphaZero is from DeepMind Technologies, a subsidiary under Alphabet, which is Google's parent company. It can tackle not only chess, but also shogi and Go — two equally difficult, if not even more challenging, games.  AlphaZero comes after many years of research, succeeding AlphaGo Zero from last year, the world's best Go player. But this time around there wasn't any human help. AlphaZero taught itself how to play from scratch.  Read more...More about Google, Ai, Chess, Deepmind, and Alphazero

Google to personalize audio-based news over assistant software
7 dec 19:04 - Listening to the news over a Google Home smart speaker is going to get more useful. On Thursday, Google announced a new effort to personalize the audio news feed available through the company's digital assistant software. The goal behind the project is to create a radio station that caters to your interests, Google product manager Liz Gannes said in a blog post. It'll also be smart enough to avoid repeating the same new stories you've already heard during the day. The company's AI-powered algorithms on Google News can already personalize text-based articles for you by looking at what topics you like to read and your search history. Now the tech giant is bringing some of the same technologies to the audio realm. Read more...More about Google, Google News, Google Assistant, Tech, and Consumer Tech

Apple patent contains clues about the 2020 AirPods redesign
7 dec 18:41 - We're starting to learn more about what the rumored 2020 AirPods redesign might look like. A recent Apple patent filing shows how the company may make changes to the AirPods in years to come. Spotted by 9to5Mac, the filing contains specs for biometric sensors, noise-canceling, and even the introduction of expandable foam to better fit every ear.  SEE ALSO: Apple antitrust lawsuit heads to the Supreme Court As with all exciting patent filings, it comes with ~drawings~. Expandable foam could help redesigned AirPods fit snugly in any ear.Image: apple/us patent and trademark officeThe abstract of the patent focuses on the ability of a biometric sensor that sits close to the skin to adjust its output based on its location. That is, AirPods could be worn "interchangeably," and determine what to play, when to stop, and other features, based on its proximity to its human. That could even include noise cancelation. From the patent: Read more...More about Apple, Patents, Airpods, Tech, and Iphone

Coinbase Bundle performance tracker reveals the sad state of the crypto market
7 dec 17:52 - If you bought a lot Bitcoin in 2011, you'd be rich now.  But if you bought Bitcoin a year ago, or even a month ago...well, let's just say your portfolio would be a pretty sad sight.  Which is why it's funny that cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase still has this chart on its webpage.  Ouch.Image: CoinbaseThe chart, featured quite prominently on Coinbase's site and noticed recently by Dogecoin creator Jackson Palmer, tracks the performance of an imaginary $100 investment in Coinbase Bundle, a sort of fund that tracks the prices of the top 5 cryptocurrencies by market cap, listed on Coinbase: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ethereum Classic.  Read more...More about Coinbase, Coinbase Bundle, Tech, and Cryptocurrency Blockchain

Xiaomi's next phone might have a 48-megapixel camera
7 dec 17:49 - The smartphone megapixel wars aren't over yet.  Chinese electronics company Xiaomi teased a new smartphone with a 48-megapixel camera, a record for the company, and as far as we can recall, an all-time record in popular consumer electronics, beating Nokia's 41-megapixel 808 PureView phone.  As noted by Android Central, the phone is also likely to have Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 675 chip.  SEE ALSO: The 5G iPhone probably isn't coming until 2020 As extravagant as 48 megapixels sound, it actually makes a lot of sense. Huawei's Mate 20 Pro has a 40-megapixel main camera, but, by default, it uses the information gathered by the sensor to create better-looking 10-megapixel photos. If Xiaomi goes the same route, its new phone will likely default to 12-megapixel photos while benefiting from the details gathered by the 48-megapixel sensor.  Read more...More about Xiaomi, Smartphone Camera, 48 Megapixels, Tech, and Big Tech Companies

5 Crazy Fun Games for Non-Gamers
7 dec 17:38 - Read more...More about Gaming, Mashable Reels, Tech, and Gaming

Amazon is targeting airports for its next cashier-free Go store expansion, report says
7 dec 17:21 - Amazon’s checkout-free Go stores are really starting to take off. The online retail giant has been in contact with several major U.S. airports to discuss opening new cashier-less Amazon Go locations, according to public records. Both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is the second-busiest airport in the country, and San Jose International Airport (SJC) are locations Amazon expressed interest in, according to a Reuters report.  One airport, Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW), reportedly reached out to Amazon first, expressing interest in bringing the e-commerce giant’s brick-and-mortar convenience store to its location. Read more...More about Amazon, Airport, Amazon Go, Tech, and Big Tech Companies

Laptop and tablet deals: iPads, MacBooks, Razer laptops, Acer Chromebooks, and more on sale
7 dec 17:02 - The upside about the holidays: All of the great deals are like a savings buffet. The downside: Gift shopping isn't exactly the most relaxing activity. Don't worry though, we're here to help if you're searching for a new laptop or tablet for someone on your list. (Or for yourself — we won't tell.) Each week we comb through Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and more to find some of the best deals and our favorite picks from across the internet. Students should be happy with some of the Chromebook deals available from Acer, HP, or Samsung this weekend: They're straightforward and affordable companions that are perfect for another long semester on campus. Gamers will also be happy with the laptops we found on sale. Read more...More about Ipad, Tablets, Acer, Laptops, and Macbook

Bose's Home Speaker 500 combines Alexa with great sound, for a price
7 dec 16:44 - Bose Home Speaker 500 $399.95 View Product The Good Robust sound with strong bass • Sleek design gives it a premium feel • No distortion • even at high volumes • Alexa integration is good The Bad Painfully pricey • Display doesn't do much • No way to share connected services across accounts The Bottom Line The Bose Home Speaker 500 is more expensive than other smart speakers like Apple HomePod or Google Home. But you get excellent sound in addition to smarts. Mashable Score4.0 Cool Factor4.0 Learning Curve5.0 Performance4.0 Bang for the Buck3.0 Read more...More about Reviews, Alexa, Bose, Speaker, and Smart Speaker

Save up to $220 on Arlo Security Systems at Best Buy
7 dec 16:40 - Best Buy is having a big sale during the 20 days leading up to Christmas. Each day, the retailer picks a product and marks it down as low as possible to pass the savings on to you. This is day seven of Best Buy's "20 Days of Doorbusters," which means you can save up to $220 on select smart security devices from Arlo, including the company's four-camera security system, Wi-Fi-enabled Audio Doorbell, and Arlo Q indoor security camera. SEE ALSO: 7 of the best home security cameras to bring you peace of mind Usually retailing for $799.99, the Arlo Pro 2 four-camera security system is on sale for $579.99 and features brilliant 1080p HD video quality inside of a wireless, all-weather resistant camera for indoor and outdoor use. Each camera also features world-class motion detection, two-way audio, and night vision. In addition, all of Arlo's security cameras work with Amazon Alexa, so you can control it with just the sound of your voice. The package includes the Arlo base station with a built-in siren and four HD cameras. Read more...More about Home, Security, Smart Home, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Bestbuy

Best deals for Dec. 7: Instant Pot, LG OLED TVs, Samsung QLED TVs, Google Home, Facebook Portal
7 dec 16:22 - TGIF: Thanks Goodness It's For sale. That's how the expression goes, right? With the weekend now here, w've rounded up the best deals that should make it easier to rest and relax during your days off. We found deals on 4K smart TVs, kitchen products like Instant Pot and Vitamix, smart home gear from Google and Facebook, and Amazon devices for video streaming and home security. There are also deals on Udemy online courses for web development, animation, and more starting at $10.99. Here are some of our favorites for Friday: Save $600 on LG Electronics OLED55B8PUA 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2018 Model) from PCMag Save $602 on Samsung QN65Q6F Flat 65-inch QLED 4K UHD 6 Series Smart TV 2018 on Amazon Save $60 on Instant Pot Smart WiFi 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker on Amazon Save $136 on Vitamix 5200 Blender on Amazon Save $131 on KitchenAid Deluxe 4.5 Quart Stand Mixer at Walmart Save $50 on Portal from Facebook and Portal Plus from Facebook from Best Buy Save $90 on JBL LINK 10 Smart Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Google Assistant from Best Buy Save $120 on Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control from Best Buy Read more... More about Mashable Shopping, Shopping Amazon, Google Home Mini, Instant Pot, and Kitchenaid

Pre-order the latest Nintendo 3DS Family System game and get a free coaster set
7 dec 13:43 - Everyone loves a bundle deal. Don't deny it. You are bundle mad just like the rest of us.  A bundle means you get the product you want, plus some great accessories that you didn't know you needed, all for a great price. How could you not love that? The latest bundle offer that is gaining some attention comes from Nintendo, containing Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey plus a branded coaster set. You can pre-order this bundle for £34.99. The game isn't released until Jan. 25 and you won't pay until it's dispatched. There's no deposit required so you can ensure you are first in line for the new game without any expense, for now. Read more...More about Nintendo, Mario, Nintendo 3ds, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Solo

Find love this Christmas with eharmony's great new 6-month deal
7 dec 13:33 - 'Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry. It could also be the season to fall in love, if you play your cards right. What better gift to receive this Christmas than the gift of romance? Unfortunately it's not always that easy. What you can do, however, is sign up to an online dating site/app. eharmony can turn your Christmas wish into a reality with a new membership deal. You can now sign up to eharmony for as little as £15 a month when you buy a six month membership using the code JOIN90. This deal is available up until midnight on Dec. 11, so if you believe that Christmas is the perfect time to find love then don't hesitate. Read more...More about Dating, Dating Apps, Dating And Relationships, Eharmony, and Mashable Shopping

The best UK deals for Friday: De'Longhi coffee machines, Sonos speakers, Fitbit smartwatches, and more
7 dec 12:26 - The perfect way to start your Friday isn't with a coffee, or a nice breakfast. It's with deals. Cold, fresh, unfiltered deals, straight from the source. And that is what we are supplying.  We have sourced the best deals for coffee machines (ironically), homeware, fitness trackers, and potential Christmas gifts for kids. You can save on a wide selection of products including a Ring Video Doorbell 2, a LETSCOM Fitness Tracker, and a De'Longhi Eletta ECAM 44.660.B Bean to Cup machine. Variety is important when it comes to deals. We aren't picking favourites here, as we love all deals equally, but if we were pressed to pick a deal of the day then the Fitbit Unisex Ionic Smartwatch offer would probably take the prize. You can pick up the smartwatch for just £190.80. That's a 32% saving on the list price of £279.99. Read more...More about Amazon, Fitbit, Sonos, Coffee Machines, and Mashable Shopping

Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge is real, and it's coming to the Mac
7 dec 11:22 - Recent rumors were real: Microsoft's Edge will become a Chromium-based browser.  Microsoft's Corporate VP Joe Belfiore revealed the news in a blog post Thursday, saying the company intends to "to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop." Here's the kicker: Microsoft plans to bring this new, Chromium-based Edge browser to the Mac.  SEE ALSO: Microsoft’s redesigned Office icons showcase the future of the software suite According to Belfiore, Microsoft plans to make the switch to Chromium "over the next year or so."  For users, this means better compliance with web standards and other Chromium-based browsers such as Google's Chrome and Opera. Microsoft also plans to deliver and update Edge more frequently to all supported versions of Windows. And, finally, Microsoft hopes that its participation in the Chromium project will make other Chromium-based browsers better on Windows devices.  Read more...More about Microsoft, Mac, Microsoft Edge, Macos, and Chromium

In true Musk fashion, Boring Company test tunnel opening pushed back a week
7 dec 02:07 - Long criticized for his time management skills, billionaire inventor Elon Musk is once again behind schedule on a major project. This time it's the underground Hawthorne test tunnel for The Boring Company's high-speed transit system underneath Los Angeles. A big public opening experience was scheduled for Tuesday, but a company spokesperson emailed over a new date set for Dec. 18. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's neighbors scuttled plans for his West LA tunnel Musk tweeted about the delay, expertly spinning it as an improved event that just needs a bit more attention and time to pull off. He promised "more than a tunnel opening" with autonomous transport cars and car elevators. Maybe something like the elevator approved for under a Hawthorne home the company purchased? Guess we'll find out later this month. Read more...More about Elon Musk, The Boring Company, High Speed Transit, Tech, and Transportation

My dog nanny cam turned me into a helicopter dog mom
7 dec 01:32 - Nymeria howls. That impressive vocal ability was just part of what I learned about my newly adopted pup, Nymeria (aka "Meerie"), as I watched her, pacing and barking non-stop, from a dog nanny cam live feed on my phone, while I sat in my office, miles away.  I was heartbroken.  I thought she was adjusting, doing fine! But a livestreamed feed showed me that her adorable affection while I was around translated to separation anxiety when I wasn't. On the live feed, I had to watch her clearly suffering, or at best bored, and there was not much I could do about it. SEE ALSO: I quantified my baby and wish I could get the time back Read more...More about Dogs, Parenting, Parenting With Technology, Furbo, and Tech

How to make your Instagram 'Top Nine' for 2018
7 dec 00:39 - The holidays are upon us and, for Instagram users, that can only mean one thing: it's time to make your "top nine" collage. For those not familiar, these are the posts that inundate Instagram feeds and Stories at the end of each year, with users showing off their nine most-liked Instagram posts of the year in a single collage. SEE ALSO: Apple reveals the most popular iPhone apps of 2018 The Top Nine tool, which is created by app developer Beta Labs, is available now and has been updated for 2018. You can download the app in the App Store or Google Play Store, or make your collage on the the Top Nine website. You'll need to use the app if you have a private Instagram account. Read more...More about Tech, Instagram, Tech, and Social Media Companies

Microsoft wants regulation to keep the 'facial recognition genie' in the bottle
7 dec 00:00 - There's no time like the present to slow the tide of a technology-enabled facilitation of discrimination aided by facial recognition.  So, somewhat surprisingly, argues one key developer of said facial recognition tech: Microsoft.  On Dec. 6, Microsoft president Brad Smith released an over 3,500-word blog post detailing his concerns with the aforementioned technology and calling for immediate government regulation. The post gets straight to the point, noting that as a society we can't risk waiting any longer. SEE ALSO: Think twice about posting photos of your kid on Facebook "The facial recognition genie, so to speak, is just emerging from the bottle," reads the post in part. "Unless we act, we risk waking up five years from now to find that facial recognition services have spread in ways that exacerbate societal issues." Read more...More about Microsoft, Facial Recognition, Tech, and Big Tech Companies

A bizarre Instagram glitch is the reason your feed is messed up
6 dec 22:56 - If Instagram looks a little off to you right now, you're not alone: the app is experiencing a strange glitch that is messing with users' feeds. The issue is causing bars to appear over images, making them look like they are the product of a scrambled VHS tape or some strange new filter. The source of the problem is unclear, but it appears to be fairly widespread, with confused and upset users taking to Twitter to complain. The good news is that Instagram has confirmed it's an issue on their end, which means there's nothing wrong with your phone. The bad news is it's not clear how long it will take for the company to come up with a fix.  Read more...More about Tech, Instagram, Tech, and Social Media Companies

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx chip for Windows 10 laptops could end Intel's dominance
6 dec 22:00 - Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips dominate mobile — you'll find them in almost every Android phone and tablet — and now they're ready to invade Intel's main turf: PCs. On the third day of its annual Snapdragon Technology Summit, the world's largest mobile chipmaker unveiled the Snapdragon 8cx system-on-a-chip (SoC). It's created with a 7-nanometer process, similar to Apple's A12 and A12X chips, which are in the iPhone XS/XS Max/XR and new iPad Pros. Qualcomm previously tested the PC waters with the Snapdragon 835 and 850 chips, but now it's ready for a full assault on Intel's territory. This could very well be the beginning of the end to Intel's vice-like grip powering PCs. Read more...More about Intel, Pc, Windows 10, Laptops, and Qualcomm

Audeze Mobius review: PC gaming for serious audiophiles
6 dec 21:50 - Audeze Mobius $399.00 View Product The Good Immersive 7.1-channel soundstage • Top-quality audio in and out of games • Comfy fit • Solidly built • Slick design The Bad Surround sound only works via USB • On-headset controls are a bit much • 3D audio head tracking feels like a gimmick • Pricey for a gaming headset The Bottom Line The Audeze Mobius delivers an unbeatable listening experience for PC gaming, but you have to be wired in, and it doesn't have full console support. Mashable Score4.25 Cool Factor5.0 Learning Curve3.0 Performance5.0 Bang for the Buck4.0 Read more...More about Tech, Entertainment, Gaming, Reviews, and Headphones

Bored? 7 Addictive Games You Can Play For Hours.
6 dec 20:36 - Read more...More about Gaming, Mashable Reels, Gaming Apps, Tech, and Smartphones

It's possible to get a MacBook for less than $350 thanks to this Walmart sale
6 dec 17:59 - A shiny new MacBook is great and all, but if you're looking to buy a great gift for your kid, you might not want to drop thousands of dollars on something they could very easily break. Dear reader: Have you thought about buying refurbished? Walmart has a deal right now on the MacBook air that is worthy of your attention. A certified refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air is just $319.65, meaning you could get a MacBook for your kid (or hell, even for yourself) for less than $350. Don't let the certified refurbished tag turn you off to this deal. In fact, Walmart does all it can to make sure that their refurbished electronics can stack up to the same device fresh out of the box. Products are inspected, cleaned, tested, and repaired to work as well as a new product and qualify as a Grade-A device before going back out on sale. Read more...More about Apple, Macbook Air, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo, and Mashable Deals

China is the lead suspect in the Marriott hack, report says
6 dec 17:33 - What's worse: a massive financial crime, or a years-long international espionage operation? China is emerging as the lead suspect in the Marriott security breach that affected 500 million customers, according to a new report from Reuters. Security investigators reportedly said that the techniques and tools present in the attack mirror previous Chinese hacks. SEE ALSO: Marriott data breach affected 500 million customers over four years On November 30, Marriott International disclosed that it had discovered a security breach affecting its Starwood guest database. The hack was expansive: it affected the personal information of 500 million customers, and had gone undetected for four years. Read more...More about China, Hack, Marriott, Espionage, and Tech

Move over HODL, it's time to BUIDL
6 dec 16:40 - If you have any interest in the cryptocurrency space that's bubbled last year and deflated this year, you've probably heard of the term HODL. It's a misspelling of the word "hold," originating from a post on the Bitcoin Talk forum in 2013, that has since taken a very specific meaning: holding (not selling) cryptocurrency no matter what.  And while crypto-enthusiasts have been encouraging each other to hodl their coins amidst the crypto-carnage of 2018, many are now focusing on a similarly misspelled word with a very different meaning: BUIDL.  And we'll likely see more of it in the future. The Next Web reports the word has recently been trademarked by cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.  Read more...More about Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Hodl, and Buidl

Deals for Dec. 6: MacBook, Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Dyson and Bissell vacuums, Fire HD 10
6 dec 16:22 - Turn away from your Twitter feed, stop scrolling through Instagram, and log out of your Facebook account. It's time to focus all your energy on the very important task of online shopping. We've rounded up the best deals today from across the internet, including vacuums and floor care products, laptops and printers, and Amazon devices for video streaming and home security. There are also deals on Udemy online courses to learn web design and coding starting at just $10.99. Here are our favorite deals for Thursday: Save $120 on Dyson - V8 Animal Bagless Cordless 2-in-1 Handheld/Stick Vacuum at Best Buy Save $200 on Samsung - POWERbot R7040 App-Controlled Robot Vacuum at Best Buy Save $111 on Blueair Classic 203 Slim HEPASilent Air Purification System on Amazon Save $120 on Neato Robotics 945-0235 Botvac Wi-Fi Connected D3 Robot Vacuum Cleaner at Walmart Save $260 on Microsoft - Surface Pro 6 - 12.3-inch Touch-Screen at Best Buy Save $661 on Apple MacBook Air 11.6-inch Laptop (Certified Refurbished) at Walmart Save $450 on Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017) on Amazon Save $26 on Canon PIXMA MX490 Wireless Office All-in-One Inkjet Printer at Walmart Read more... More about Home, Dyson, Macbook, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Amazon

China demands release of Huawei executive arrested in Canada
6 dec 16:06 - China is demanding the release of a Huawei executive who was arrested in Canada. Canadian law enforcement detained Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer, Meng Wanhzou, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Dec. 1. Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is facing extradition charges to the United States over accusations that she violated Iran sanctions. SEE ALSO: U.S. says 5G networks are 'vulnerable' to undermine Chinese suppliers: report China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on both Canada and the U.S. to release Meng. In its statement, a Ministry spokesperson demanded that the two countries "effectively protect the legitimate rights and interests of the person concerned." Read more...More about China, Canada, Iran, Huawei, and Arrest

The Apple Watch's ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications are guardians on your wrist
6 dec 15:00 - The Apple Watch Series 4's transformation from miniature iPhone and fitness tracker to medical device is now complete with the release of the ECG (electrocardiogram) app and irregular heart rhythm notifications. The two heart-related features were introduced at the revamped smartwatch's debut in September and are now finally available via a software update. SEE ALSO: Apple products are pricier than ever. Why that’s bad news for its future. The ECG app is exclusive to the Apple Watch Series 4 as electrocardiogram readings need the electrodes built into both the heart rate monitor on the backside and within the Digital Crown to create a reading. Read more...More about Apple, Medical, Apple Watch, Smartwatches, and Heart

The all-new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite is now under £100
6 dec 13:30 - The all-new Kindle Paperwhite is thinner, lighter, and has twice the storage of previous models. It's also waterproof, so it's perfect for lounging by the pool or on the beach. We know that image might seem like a distant fantasy at this point in the year, but come on, it's Christmas. Let us fantasise. The new Kindle Paperwhite is also now twinned with Audible, so you can pair it with Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to your story, if reading is getting a bit tiresome. The all-important battery is another big plus. A single charge lasts weeks, not hours, meaning you should never get  interrupted mid-book. Read more...More about Amazon, Kindle, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo, and Kindle Paperwhite

The latest version of CyberGhost VPN comes with an Amazon Fire TV Stick app for undisturbed streaming
6 dec 13:26 - CyberGhost VPN has been around for a while now — seven years to be precise. The VPN service has made good use of those seven years of data protection expertise to introduce CyberGhost VPN 7.0. The CyberGhost VPN 7.0 service has a number of dedicated apps that help to keep you secure wherever you go online. There's an app for pretty much everything. There's a CyberGhost VPN 7.0 app for Android, Windows, iOS, macOS, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick.  The dedicated Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick app comes complete with a huge selection of fast servers for an undisturbed streaming experience.   Read more...More about Vpn, Cyber Security, Amazon Fire Tv, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Solo


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