Comic for June 19, 2018

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Pizza Hut pledges to drop some chicken antibiotics by 2022

Health News (Reuters) - 1 hour 25 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yum Brand Inc's Pizza Hut chain will fully phase out chickens raised with certain antibiotics in its U.S. restaurants by 2022, in the latest push by a major restaurant chain to follow healthier food practices.
Categories: Health

Roche pays $2.4 billion for rest of cancer expert Foundation Medicine

Health News (Reuters) - 1 hour 34 min ago
ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche is paying $2.4 billion to buy the rest of Foundation Medicine (FMI) , raising its bet on the U.S. genomic profiling group's ability to personalize cancer care.
Categories: Health

Denying it has lost war on drugs, UK rules out legalizing cannabis

Health News (Reuters) - 1 hour 36 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it had no intention of legalizing cannabis after a former leader of Prime Minister Theresa May's party said the government had "irreversibly lost" the battle to drive the drug off the streets.
Categories: Health

Rare Japanese unicorn Mercari sparkles in market debut, looks to U.S.

Technology News (Reuters) - 1 hour 38 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Flea market app operator Mercari Inc's shares surged 77 percent in their Tokyo stock market debut on Tuesday, underscoring strong investor appetite for a rare Japanese unicorn bent on U.S. expansion.
Categories: Technology

Ring vs. Nest Hello vs. SkyBell HD: Which Video Doorbell Should You Buy?

How-To Geek - 1 hour 52 min ago
If you want a video doorbell for your front door, but aren’t sure which one to get, we’ve tested out the top three models—the Ring Video Doorbell 2, Nest Hello, and SkyBell HD—to see which one might best fit your needs.
Categories: IT General, Technology

What's your internet personality type?

Mashable - 2 hours 2 min ago

This post is part of Me, online, Mashable's ongoing series digging into online identities.

If you're reading this, you're probably online, which, you know, good luck. But have you ever wondered exactly what type of online you are?

It takes all sorts to make an internet, from the fighters to the lurkers to the people who don't really understand the internet at all. In our opinion, discovering your internet personality is kind of like the famed Myers-Briggs test — it relies on four main divides. 

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Idris Elba tweets teaser for 'Luther' Season 5 and OMG

Mashable - 2 hours 6 min ago

Splendid news, Luther fans — Season 5 is officially on its way.

SEE ALSO: Idris Elba is keen to try his hand at more comedy roles – and a musical

On Monday night, Idris Elba shared a brief teaser for the show's new season on his Twitter.

Well, that's certainly a nice surprise.

Still, so we don't exactly have much to go on so far.

Aside from a bloodied Elba walking up to stare at the camera and the words "This will hurt", details are currently pretty thin. We don't even have a date yet: just that equally exciting/frustrating phrase, "coming soon".

Better than nothing though, eh?

WATCH: 'Game of Thrones' star Natalie Dormer is in a new Amazon original


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Categories: IT General, Technology

Millie Bobby Brown shuts down bullies in no-nonsense MTV Awards speech

Mashable - 2 hours 8 min ago

Five days after leaving Twitter after she became the target of a homophobic meme, Millie Bobby Brown has addressed bullying in her MTV Awards speech.

SEE ALSO: Chris Pratt’s 9-point speech at the MTV Awards is totally bonkers

The Stranger Things star picked up the award for Best Performance in a Show on Monday. She couldn't attend in person, so instead shared the video above.

After thanking various people for the award, Brown took a moment at an end to address the issue of bullying.

"Finally, since I know that there are many young people watching this — and even to the adults, too — they could probably use the reminder that I was taught, if you don't have anything nice to say, just don't say it," said Brown. "There should be no space in this world for bullying, and I'm not going to tolerate it. And neither should any of you." Read more...

More about Bullying, Millie Bobby Brown, Entertainment, and Celebrities
Categories: IT General, Technology

Rich people become cryptocurrency fans, want better advice: survey

Technology News (Reuters) - 2 hours 15 min ago
ZURICH (Reuters) - Only around half of millionaires are in tune with their wealth managers and the very rich are increasingly interested in crytocurrency investments, a survey released on Tuesday found.
Categories: Technology

Amazon's Alexa will now butler at Marriott hotels

Technology News (Reuters) - 2 hours 28 min ago
(Reuters) - Inc said on Tuesday that it has partnered with Marriott International Inc to help increase guest access to amenities with Alexa, through its voice-controlled device Echo, in an attempt to expand its presence in the hospitality industry.
Categories: Technology

Amazon Alexa is coming to hotel rooms

Mashable - 2 hours 32 min ago

"Alexa, can I get a toothbrush?"

At the mention of Amazon's digital assistant, the light ring on the white Echo Plus sitting on the end table lights up, then blinks for a second after the question is asked. Ordinarily, if you made that query to the Echo in your home, Alexa would respond by simply adding a toothbrush to your shopping list.

But I'm not in my home, and this isn't your ordinary Alexa. I'm sitting in a suite on the 17th floor of the Brooklyn Marriott, and the person bugging Alexa about his dental-hygiene needs is Daniel Rausch, vice president of smart home for Amazon.

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More about Amazon, Hotels, Alexa, Voice Assistants, and Tech
Categories: IT General, Technology

Australian court fines Apple $6.7 million over iPhone 'bricking' case

Technology News (Reuters) - 2 hours 55 min ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian court fined U.S. electronics giant Apple Inc A$9 million ($6.7 million) on Tuesday after a regulator accused it of using a software update to disable iPhones which had cracked screens fixed by third parties.
Categories: Technology

Chris Pratt’s 9-point speech at the MTV Awards is totally bonkers

Mashable - 3 hours 15 min ago

Awards show speeches can often be a bit of an unpredictable affair.

Just watch Chris Pratt's one above. While receiving the MTV "Generation" Award on Monday night, Pratt decided to use his time in the spotlight to deliver something he called "9 Rules from Chris Pratt" to the next generation.

SEE ALSO: 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman hands over 'Best Hero' award to James Shaw Jr.

We've outlined each one below, and — needless to say — they cover an impressively wide spectrum...

1. "Breathe — If you don't, you'll suffocate."

2. "You have a soul. Be careful with it."

3. "Don't be a turd. If you're strong be a protector and if you're smart be a humble influencer; strength and intelligence can be weapons, and do not wield them against the weak. That makes you a bully. Be bigger than that." Read more...

More about Chris Pratt, Entertainment, and Celebrities
Categories: IT General, Technology

Best website builders for start-up founders, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a side hustle

Mashable - 3 hours 32 min ago

All businesses — no matter how big or small — need a strong and compelling website if they want to stand out from the crowd. Whether you're starting your own business or simply thinking about it, looking to create an online store or just beef up your client list, it's important to consider what your online presence is going to look like. Without one, you might as well not exist.

SEE ALSO: Cheap web hosting services to help you claim a spot on the internet

There's a common misconception that developing a website takes hundreds of hours or the work of a team of professionals. These days, you can create your own website through one of many website builder companies. (Thanks internet!) Via a subscription plan, you can enjoy plenty of support while still being able to design your own site and choosing the look that's right for you. A website builder is perfect for freelancers, start-ups, and more established firms alike. (And if you're on a budget, you should also check out our list of the best cheap web hosting services.) Read more...

More about Website, Apps And Software, Mashable Shopping, Shopping List, and Business
Categories: IT General, Technology

Paul McCartney 'Carpool Karaoke' is on its way and it looks set to be huge

Mashable - 3 hours 44 min ago

There have been some pretty huge episodes of Carpool Karaoke over the past couple of years, but this could well be one of the biggest yet.

On Monday night, The Late Late Show with James Corden dropped a trailer for an upcoming episode featuring legendary Beatle Paul McCartney.

SEE ALSO: Shawn Mendes 'Carpool Karaoke' is here and it's 11 minutes of sheer happiness

The trailer doesn't give too much away, but we do get a nice clip of the pair cheerfully singing "Drive My Car".

Makes sense.

The episode will debut on The Late Late Show "this week". Read more...

More about Uk, James Corden, Paul Mccartney, Carpool Karaoke, and The Late Late Show With James Corden
Categories: IT General, Technology

The email problem no one is talking about: mistaken identity

Mashable - 3 hours 47 min ago

This post is part of Me, online, Mashable's ongoing series digging into online identities.

In 2009, a San Francisco web strategist named Tim — last name withheld for reasons that will become clear — opened his Gmail to find a message from a Build-a-Bear workshop in St. Louis. The email was addressed to someone called Tamara. 

That's odd, thought Tim, but thought little more about it. Days later he received an email directed at someone called Toby. It contained photos of a family eating an Easter meal with, his correspondent assured him, "lots and lots of BACON!" 

SEE ALSO: Everyone's getting new Gmail — and old Gmail will soon go extinct Read more...

More about Email, Identity, Online Identities, Culture, and Identities
Categories: IT General, Technology

11 times 'Queer Eye' Season 2 made us so hopeful we could explode

Mashable - 4 hours 2 min ago

One of the most unexpected rare delights of 2018 (and they are rare) is Netflix's Queer Eye reboot, which came out in February and made us feel all kinds of warm, fuzzy feelings we'd forgotten about over the past couple years.

Season 2 debuted months before anyone expected, on June 15, and the eight new episodes exemplify everything we love about Queer Eye

Here are 11 times the latest season restored our faith in humanity. (Spoilers ahead if you consider Queer Eye a spoilable show.) 

SEE ALSO: Here why the 'Queer Eye' guys visited a town that's actually called Yass Read more...

1. When you find out Tammye wants to redo her local community center instead of her home (Episode 1)More about Entertainment, Television, Netflix, Queer Eye, and Queer Eye Season 2
Categories: IT General, Technology

A woman sued NASA to keep a vial of moon dust. But is it really from the moon?

Mashable - 4 hours 2 min ago

Bouncing across the moon’s bleak, gray surface, 12 astronauts gathered hundreds of pounds of moon rock between 1969 and 1972. 

Sometimes, they lifted blocks as heavy as 25 pounds (in Earth weight) off the lunar surface. Other times, they raked the lunar floor to collect fine, meteorite-smashed soil. In total, NASA flew 842 pounds of extraterrestrial rock back to Earth. Most of it has since been sealed away in freezing vaults. 

Yet, Laura Cicco, of Tennessee, is sure she has a vial of moon dust. She's so confident, in fact, that she recently sued NASA for her right to keep this vial of purported lunar dirt before the space agency can take it away.  Read more...

More about Space, Nasa, Science, Lawsuit, and Moon
Categories: IT General, Technology

Exclusive: China's Xiaomi cuts valuation after pulling mainland offering: sources

Technology News (Reuters) - 4 hours 2 min ago
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters/IFR) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has lowered its likely valuation to between $55 billion and $70 billion following its decision to delay its mainland share offering until after its Hong Kong IPO, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Categories: Technology
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