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Meet Serve. Serve is Postmates' new automated delivery robot, developed to help make the company's on-demand deliveries more efficient. SEE ALSO: Is the face-swapping robot with multiple 'personalities' cool or just plain creepy? It'll ride along sidewalks and can carry up to 50 lbs, traveling 25 miles on a single charge. There's dynamic lighting in the eyes and a light ring up top to indicate movement, while customers can interact with Serve using a touchscreen and cameras mounted on top of...

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Categories: tech, postmates, automation, delivery robots, tech


If you've bought into Amazon's ecosystem of smart home features and you have a high-end audio system, then the Echo Link is intended to bring those worlds together. Announced earlier this year alongside devices like the Echo Sub and Fire TV Recast, i...

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Categories: alexa, amazon, audio, audiophile, av, echo, echolink, entertainment, gear, hi-fi, smarthome

For what seems like the umpteenth time, "123456" and "password" are the most commonly used passwords this year.  Those combinations sit in the number one and two spots respectively, according to SplashData, who evaluates millions of leaked passwords each year for its worst 100 passwords list. SEE ALSO: How to concoct (and remember!) an insanely secure password — Clarification Please Somewhat unsurprisingly, "donald" was a new entrant to the list this year, sitting at number 23 on the rankings....

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Categories: tech, cybersecurity, passwords, tech, cybersecurity

This guy really had to *face* himself at work.  Let's say you post billboards for a living, and your friends regularly prank you by getting you to put up a massive billboard of yourself. This is a true story: Redditor u/Jaydeem89 posted his friend's reaction to r/funny and r/discgolf. Apparently the friend's boss is an avid disc golfer and was in on the joke.  SEE ALSO: Fed-up moms respond to 'Can I cook a turkey in the microwave?' The billboard features a less-than-flattering selfie of the...

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Categories: reddit, prank, culture, web culture

The one-day pop-up kiosk is meant to show that Facebook takes users’ privacy concerns seriously. It also was an opportunity to gather more data.

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Apple Music Connect appears as though it's on its way out. Apple has started to notify artists that they will no longer have the ability to post content to the social network-style service build into Apple's streaming music platform, according to 9to...

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Categories: apple, applemusic, applemusicconnect, av, business, connect, entertainment, services


I hate that I love it. In a pun-filled tweet, the Windows Twitter account announced that it's giving away a select amount of "ugly sweaters" adorned with the blocky Windows 95 logo.  SEE ALSO: No, you don't need an iPhone X scarf but it 100% exists It's chunky. It's knit. It's filled with primary colors. It's positively hideous! Despite all this, I still want the Windows sweater.  Introducing the latest #Windows95 custom "softwear."😉 Wish you could rock the #WindowsUglySweater?...

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Categories: microsoft, windows, nostalgia, retro, tech

Facebook Watch is expanding, even as it’s failing to gain much traction amongst younger, digital-native audiences. Today, the platform announced it was expanding its 15-sec ads to more than a dozen new countries, as well as launching Watch on desktop globally and on Facebook Lite. The move comes just as Facebook slashed funding for some of its original news shows made in partnership with CNN, Buzzfeed, and ABC News, The Information reported today. While Facebook’s budget for news content...

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From the Cambridge Analytica scandal to countless other privacy issues, 2018 hasn’t been such a banner year for Facebook when it comes to its users’ private data. Facebook undoubtedly realizes this and would like to get back in its users’ good graces. So, on Thursday, in Manhattan’s Bryant Park, Facebook set up its own pop-up shop. While the temporary IRL Facebook location was filled with holiday-themed directions, its true purpose was to spread tidings of comfort and joy via educating New...

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Categories: facebook, privacy, holiday, new york, pop up store

Virtual reality arcades were supposed to be one of the first, most convenient ways that expensive VR headgear would reach the masses — but IMAX, the highest-profile provider of VR arcades, has decided to throw in the towel. The large-format cinema company has officially announced that it will be shutting down its last three locations in Los Angeles, Bangkok and Toronto early next year, and is writing off its VR business as well. That’s according to Variety, which spotted the news in a SEC...

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This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter devote half the show to discussing what happened when CEO of Google Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Congress thinks Google has a bias problem — does it? The second half of the show is dedicated to gadgets! Both Samsung and Huawei revealed a phone with a “hole-punch” display so the crew theorize what’s coming in 2019 for the smartphone world. There’s a whole lot more in between that — like Elizabeth Lopatto’s...

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Apple is giving up on its second attempt to create something of a social network within its music app. The company has informed artists that effective today, they can no longer post content to the Connect section of Apple Music. This page on Apple.com confirms the change, saying that “Connect posts from artists are no longer supported.” Credit to 9to5Mac for reporting the development. When it introduced Apple Music at WWDC 2015, Apple pitched Connect as a unique avenue for linking musicians...

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There’s good news for people who can’t be bothered to leave their apartments for their morning coffee, and terrible news for baristas everywhere. Starbucks announced today that it’s expanding its delivery partnership with Uber Eats to 2,000 more US stores, which makes up about a quarter of all Starbucks locations in the country. The service, called Starbucks Delivers, has been operating as a pilot program since September in Miami, Tokyo, and a handful of cities in China. Starbucks says it will...

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Back in November, Apple banned the official Tumblr app from the App Store over child pornography issues, and today — following an announcement from Tumblr two weeks ago that it would be banning all adult content from the website — the app has been restored and is once again available to download, via TechCrunch. Tumblr is back, right before the ban Tumblr has been trending toward more aggressive content moderation over the months that it’s been under the stewardship of Verizon’s Oath, adding...

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A couple of years before a fire devastated the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro in September, Google's Arts and Culture team started working with the museum to digitize the collection. Just a few months after the inferno, Google has reopen...

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Categories: art, gear, google, museum, nationalmuseumofbrazil, riodejaneiro, streetview

The World of Ice and Fire books are filled with so much that never makes it onto Game of Thrones. But newly released art for the 2020 calendar has renewed hope that we'll see a fan-favorite beast mentioned only once on the show. Giant. Goddamn. Ice. Spiders. SEE ALSO: Everything we know about the 'Game of Thrones' prequel series In Season 1, Old Nan (a true prophet ahead of her time) tells Bran of all the horrors living beyond the Wall. She describes how long ago White Walkers...

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Categories: entertainment, game of thrones, a song of ice and fire, george r. r. martin, game of thrones prequels

Spammers are sending a wave of threats to businesses, schools, and other locations in English-speaking countries across the world, demanding bitcoin in exchange for not detonating a supposed bomb. There’s no evidence of any actual explosives being placed or detonated, but it’s causing numerous evacuations and law enforcement investigations across the US, Canada, and New Zealand — and potentially elsewhere. Police are both investigating potential threats and asking victims to exercise...

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The weeks after Christmas always involve a brutal massacre — of trees. New York City is already a hideous, odiferous noxious cesspool of waste. The city is magically even more toxic in the days following December 25. All along along our broken streets you'll see the bodies of the Christmas dead: Balsam, Douglas Fir, Frasier Fir. It doesn't have to be this way. People can make a different choice: they can foster a lil' Christmas tree and help it grow into a beautiful adult tree.  SEE ALSO: Half...

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Categories: holidays, social good, sustainability, christmas tree, culture


SoundCloud is now integrated with the newest versions of Serato DJ, allowing DJs to search, play, and mix any song uploaded to SoundCloud natively within Serato. It’s an immensely convenient integration that’ll give DJs access to SoundCloud’s unique library of music, but it also falls flat for one major reason: there’s no offline support, making it a nonstarter for live performances. Several DJ softwares have had streaming services integrated for some time — djay, for example, lets you pull...

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It may seem like some of your favorite films came out just yesterday, but I regret to inform you that many of them will be turning 20 this coming year. From the hit teen comedies Never Been Kissed and 10 Things I Hate About You, to intense dramas like Eyes Wide Shut and Boys Don't Cry, there are a bunch of films you probably didn't realize came out in 1999. SEE ALSO: The 10 best movie comedy performances in 2018 For anyone curious about revisiting the films of their youth, or someone who...

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Categories: movies, films, 2019, culture, movies tv shows

Future acoustic prodigies, I regrettably must inform you... your services will not be needed. The peak of mankind's musical ability has already been reached.  There are a lot of reasons to see Aquaman, not the least of which is the absurd banger that is Pitbull's contribution to its soundtrack, titled "Ocean to Ocean." An aquatic and very Pitbull take on Toto's "Africa," this soon-to-be chart-topper features original verses alongside Rhea covering the original's iconic "I bless the rains"...

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Categories: africa, soundtrack, pitbull, aquaman, toto

2018 was a good year for comedy, but some actors and actresses stole the show. Here are our picks for the 10 funniest performances of the year.  Read the full article here. Read more...More about Movies, Mashable Video, Comedy, John Cena, and Anne Hathaway

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Categories: movies, mashable video, comedy, john cena, anne hathaway

Looking for some football action without forking out full price for FIFA? Konami announced today that it is releasing PES 2019 Lite, a stripped down and free-to-play version of its soccer simulator, for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The focus of the "Lite" t...

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Categories: av, business, freetoplay, gaming, konami, pes, pes2019, pes2019lite, proevolutionsoccer

For 15 years, the massively multiplayer game MapleStory has foretold of a great evil at the heart of its story. Everything was great until the Black Mage arrived in town, tainting everything with his dark magic. During that time, players have never actually been able to fight the guy. For years, MapleStory fans have leveled up their characters through long, complex quest lines, coming to the rescue of non-playable characters, fetching them important quest items, all without ever actually...

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Apple's slate of TV shows continues to grow and the company's latest acquisition is a JJ Abrams-produced limited series starring Jennifer Garner. My Glory Was I Had Such Friends is based on the Amy Silverstein memoir of the same name and it centers o...

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Categories: apple, av, entertainment, jennifergarner, jjabrams, series, tv



When Lily Eftetahi arrived in Greece three years ago as a refugee from Iran, she spoke neither Greek nor English. She had countless questions about how to start a new life as a refugee, but wasn't sure who to ask for accurate answers.  That changed when she discovered Refugee.Info, a set of digital resources for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece, Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Hungary who want to know how they can work, which documents they need, whether they can receive cash assistance, and...

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Categories: apps, refugee crisis, refugees, social good, activism

Dyson Airwrap $499.99 (starting) View Product The Good Pretty • uniform curls • Protects your hair • Fast and easy to use • The straightening brush was a revelation The Bad Multiple times more expensive than everything else on the market • Price • The whole kit is huge • Did we mention the price? The Bottom Line If you frequently straighten, curl, or style your hair, the Dyson Airwrap's quickness, versatility, and heat protection could be worth the obscene price. But if you're...

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Categories: reviews, beauty, dyson, dyson supersonic, hair care

Now that Star Trek: Discovery's second season is almost here, CBS All Access has released a full trailer to drum up hype -- and to no one's surprise, the stakes are high this time around. The season will see the Discovery crew partnering with Captai...

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Categories: cbs, cbsallaccess, entertainment, internet, sci-fi, sciencefiction, services, startrek, startrekdiscovery, streaming, television, tv, video

Grocery delivery company Instacart announced today that its partnership with Amazon-owned Whole Foods is coming to an end. Instacart was in the midst of a five-year deal signed in 2016 that established the company as Whole Foods’ exclusive delivery carrier, but the deal became complicated when Amazon acquired Whole Foods in 2017. The details of how the contract was ended are unclear, but it makes sense that Amazon would now want to deliver its own groceries through its own Prime Now and...

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You won't have to shell out for a mini console to revel in Sega-style nostalgia. The gaming pioneer has released a Sega Classics collection for Fire TV devices that brings 25 of the developer's better-known Genesis games to Amazon's media players. Th...

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Categories: alteredbeast, amazon, av, firetv, games, gaming, genesis, goldenaxe, nostalgia, sega, segaclassics, sonicthehedgehog, streetsofrage, videogames


Facebook is pushing back on claims that its work with third-party fact-checkers amounts to little more than "crisis PR." That's how one former employee of Snopes, one of the fact-checking websites that works directly with Facebook to debunk misinformation in News Feed, described her previous work with the company. SEE ALSO: Facebook's Privacy Disaster In a report published in The Guardian, the former Snopes employee says Facebook "essentially used us for crisis PR," and that "they are more...

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Categories: tech, facebook, social media companies, tech, social media companies



As part of an ongoing patent dispute, chipmaker Qualcomm is asking Chinese courts to ban sales of Apple's iPhone XS, XS Max and XR within the country, according to the Financial Times. The request comes just days after the company won an injunction t...

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Categories: apple, business, china, gear, injunction, iphonesales, iphonexr, iphonexs, politics, qualcomm

Tech giant Apple announced that it is aiming to create 15,000 new jobs with a new billion-dollar campus in Austin, Texas. The announcement also included details of other expansions across the United States. Check out the video to learn more. Read more...More about Apple, Jobs, Mashable Video, Apple Campus, and Austin Texas

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Categories: apple, jobs, mashable video, apple campus, austin texas

YouTube has been publishing quarterly reports that detail how many videos it removes for policy violations and in its most recent report, YouTube has also included additional data regarding channel and comment removals. Between July and September, th...

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Categories: adultcontent, av, childsafety, communityguidelines, entertainment, extremism, gear, google, internet, machinelearning, spam, youtube

Did we all just watch a kid teleport on the BBC? During an interview about Theresa May's leadership earlier this week, a small child appeared to materialize out of thin air behind the interview subject, and people are confused.  SEE ALSO: These viral Instagram workout videos have gone too far Some joked that it was a glitch in the matrix, or part of a larger conspiracy.  I am confident (and afraid) we were *not* meant to see that. — (((Duffy Bloom ن (@duffybloom) December 12, 2018 Just a...

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Categories: twitter, viral videos, time travel, culture, web culture

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Categories: av, deals, energizerrecharge, entertainment, gadgetry, gadgets, gear, green, logitechz313, sennheiserhd600, taotronics, thewirecutter, truewireless, wearables, wirecutter, wirelessearbuds

Twitter released its biannual Transparency Report on Thursday outlining current trends in government information requests, content removal requests, and other privacy matters regarding the network. This year's report marks the thirteenth time in the company's history that Twitter has expounded on its privacy practices in such tremendous detail. The new report also expands on the type of data Twitter is making publicly available. In a blog post published in tandem with the Transparency Report,...

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Categories: twitter, data, copyright, transparency report, government request


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