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Comic for August 21, 2019

Dilbert - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:59
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Categories: Funny

Lil Nas X, Katy Perry, and... Jeff Bezos hung out at an Amazon concert

Mashable - 1 hour 53 min ago

Lil Nas X took his horse to an Amazon concert and as a result we now have some really strange Instagram photos.

During the company's annual post-Prime Day concert, which Geek Wire reports was held on Tuesday night for thousands of Amazon employees in Seattle, the record-setting rapper hung out backstage with fellow artist Katy Perry, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. An odd and unexpected trio, don't you agree?

It seems the three had a mini photoshoot backstage, because they each posted several "I'm Having A Great Time" shots on social media.

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i am the now the new owner of amazon and i stole katy perry’s dog

A post shared by Lil Nas X (@lilnasx) on Aug 20, 2019 at 9:21pm PDT Read more...

More about Amazon, Jeff Bezos, Katy Perry, Lil Nas X, and Culture
Categories: IT General, Technology

NordVPN on sale for £2.29 a month

Mashable - 1 hour 54 min ago

TL;DR: NordVPN is on sale for just £2.29 a month for three years, saving you 75% on list price.

When you consider the many different VPN providers, you should always prioritise security. Yes, it's a great bonus to have a sleek interface and a fast connection, but first and foremost, a VPN must keep your data protected and your identity secure.

When it comes to security, NordVPN stands out. This is because the provider does not insert ads into your web traffic, and does not profit from the sale of user data. NordVPN also only collects aggregated app-crash statistics and voluntary diagnostic data, meaning personally identifiable information is kept under wraps. The result of all of this is that your data and identity is kept safe.  Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Apple Card has its own Twitter account

Mashable - 2 hours 3 min ago

Apple's high-tech, no-fee credit card, the Apple Card, launched Tuesday for everyone in the U.S., and now it has joined a fairly exclusive club: Apple products or services that have a Twitter account.

First noticed by 9to5Mac and originally created in April, the official Apple Card account has only tweeted once, to promote the card itself. The account hasn't followed anyone nor replied to anyone, and it pointed to Apple's support account @AppleSupport for questions, so we can probably expect it to merely highlight new features of the Apple Card. 

It lives in the Wallet app. And in your wallet
Learn more about Apple Card at https://t.co/py9EN04GiQ
For support-related questions, contact @AppleSupport.

— Apple Card (@AppleCard) August 20, 2019 Read more...

More about Twitter, Apple, Apple Card, Tech, and Social Media Companies
Categories: IT General, Technology

Brad Pitt gets his ass to Mars in the new 'Ad Astra' trailer

Mashable - 2 hours 13 min ago

Ground control to Major Tommy Lee Jones, anyone?

Ad Astra continues to be a mystery. Brad Pitt plays an astronaut, also the son of another, more famous astronaut played by Tommy Lee Jones. Dear old dad is lost somewhere out there in the great void, and Pitt's Roy McBridge heads to the edge of the solar system to find him.

Donald Sutherland plays some kind of mentor-type astronaut and Ruth Negga is... there. Sorry. I wish I had more. This trailer doesn't do any kind of justice to her character, even though she's one of the movie's stars. Maybe her identity is part of the puzzle.

There's also some hint of a grave planetary threat, so the central mystery is a bit more than just a family matter. All will be revealed soon: Ad Astra hits theaters on Sept. 20, almost a month after its Aug. 29 premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Read more...

More about Brad Pitt, Ruth Negga, Ad Astra, Tommy Lee Jones, and Entertainment
Categories: IT General, Technology

Nickelodeon's 'LEGO Jurassic World' prequel miniseries deals with runaway dinosaurs and more

Mashable - 2 hours 15 min ago

Before Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) chased down the Indominus Rex in 2015's Jurassic World, there was LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nubar — at least according to Nickelodeon. 

The kid-friendly network announced that its 13-episode, computer-generated animated series prequel to the blockbuster hit will premiere on September 14LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nubar is set in 2012 and will follow animated versions of Claire and Owen, though they will be voiced by different actors. 

As seen in the newly released trailer, the series will see Claire, Owen, and their cohorts grapple with challenges typical to the Jurassic World universe, such as runaway dinosaurs, park construction, and tropical weather activity.  Read more...

More about Lego, Nickelodeon, Jurassic World, Entertainment, and Science Fiction
Categories: IT General, Technology

Amazon tests water in Israel with website to attract local sellers

Technology News (Reuters) - 2 hours 21 min ago
E-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday launched a Hebrew-language website to recruit local Israeli companies to sell their products via Amazon.com, the latest step toward launching a local business in the country.
Categories: Technology

Fitbit to partner with Singapore government on health initiative

Health News (Reuters) - 2 hours 33 min ago
Fitbit Inc will collaborate with the Singapore government on a health initiative that involves the use of its fitness trackers, the company said on Wednesday.
Categories: Health

Everything coming to HBO Now in September 2019

Mashable - 2 hours 39 min ago

Summer may be coming to an end, but there's still time for a movie marathon or two.

This September, HBO Now is offering up a slew of cinematic staples. Classics like RoboCop and The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (yeah, you heard us) are streaming alongside newer releases like Isn't It Romantic, The Lego Movie 2, Welcome to Marwen, and Mary of Queen Scots.

Cue up a few of those new arrivals, and then make sure to add hits like Mean Girls, Psycho, and Deadpool 2 to your watch list before they depart at the end of the month.

Check out everything coming to — and going from — HBO Now this September below. Read more...

More about September, Hbo Now, Listing, Entertainment, and Streaming Services
Categories: IT General, Technology

Lovehoney's Play Box quarterly subscription service is available for only £50

Mashable - 2 hours 57 min ago

TL;DR: The sizzling Lovehoney Play Box subscription service is available for £50 every three months, saving you at least 50% on list price.

Subscription services continue to grow in popularity, and you can now sign up to everything from food boxes to cosmetic supplies. You can also subscribe to Lovehoney's Play Box, if that's your kind of thing.

Lovehoney's Play Box is a quarterly subscription service, filled with exclusive goodies to enjoy all year round. Every three months, you'll receive a box of five new toys and sexy treats worth over £100. Does anyone actually need this quantity of sex toys? No, but that's not the point. Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Waymo is usually secretive, but it just opened up in a big way

Mashable - 3 hours 3 min ago

Waymo is finally opening up. 

The autonomous vehicle company, which is owned by Google parent Alphabet, released several hours of self-driving footage on Wednesday. It's a rare move for a company that keeps most of its data close to its chest.

The Waymo Open Dataset contains 1,000 pieces of footage from self-driving tests in California, Washington, and Arizona. The 20-second segments come from the five LiDAR sensors and cameras on each car, which captured other cars, pedestrians, buses, cyclists, and more. Overall, Waymo labeled 12 million objects for the project. 

Waymo's Drago Anguelov, principal scientist and head of research, says opening up the data for the research community was a "labor of love." But it may be out of necessity, too. This isn't the same atmosphere that led to the Uber v. Waymo trade secrets trial. Read more...

More about Autonomous Vehicles, Open Source, Self Driving Cars, Waymo, and Tech
Categories: IT General, Technology

Citigroup, BNP caught up in U.S. case against Huawei CFO: documents

Technology News (Reuters) - 3 hours 6 min ago
U.S.-based Citigroup and French bank BNP Paribas are caught up in the U.S. criminal case against the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies, according to newly available documents.
Categories: Technology

Amazon opens its biggest global campus in India

Technology News (Reuters) - 3 hours 17 min ago
Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday launched its biggest campus in the world in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, underscoring its expansion plans in the country that has been one of its fastest growing overseas markets.
Categories: Technology

Google, Apple, Mozilla move to block Kazakh surveillance system

Technology News (Reuters) - 3 hours 42 min ago
Alphabet Inc's Google, Apple Inc and Firefox browser maker Mozilla took steps on Wednesday to block the Kazakh government from creating an internet surveillance system using their browsers.
Categories: Technology

Philips, under investigation in U.S. and Brazil, fired whistleblower who warned of graft

Health News (Reuters) - 3 hours 45 min ago
Healthcare giant Philips was warned of suspicious sales of its medical equipment to the Brazilian government, and failed to halt them, nearly a decade before an alleged bribery racket was exposed in the company's Brazil operations last year, Reuters has learned.
Categories: Health

Apple plans to tap China's BOE Technology for advanced iPhone screens: Nikkei

Technology News (Reuters) - 3 hours 47 min ago
Apple Inc is in the final stages of certifying advanced screens from Chinese display maker BOE Technology Group Co Ltd for its iPhones, as it attempts to reduce reliance on Samsung Electronics, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday.
Categories: Technology

EU antitrust regulators raise concerns about Facebook's Libra currency: sources

Technology News (Reuters) - 4 hours 1 min ago
EU antitrust regulators want to know whether Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency and its use of consumer data pose possible anti-competitive constraints, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
Categories: Technology

10 TV ladies who are cooler than we'll ever be

Mashable - 4 hours 3 min ago

Welcome to Summer Cooldown, our weeklong tribute to all things cool in pop culture. Through our role models of chill and our misguided attempts to emulate them, to the DGAF heroes so defiantly uncool they’re ice cold, we’ll attempt to define the undefinable and celebrate the characters and questions that shaped us. 

If you were any kind of cool growing up (congrats on that), chances are that you learned from your favorite fictitious characters or the actors who portrayed them.

Some old examples of "cool" in TV and movies don't really hold up, but some of the newer ones – let's say, from the past 10 years – are so cool that they charmed us all over again as we made this list. Here are the coolest TV characters from the past several years that still hold up.  Read more...

More about Entertainment, Television, Netflix, Game Of Thrones, and Summer Cooldown
Categories: IT General, Technology

AstraZeneca Imfinzi combination fails advanced lung cancer study

Health News (Reuters) - 4 hours 14 min ago
A combination of AstraZeneca's lung cancer drug Imfinzi and an experimental treatment failed to extend the lives of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and high levels of gene mutations, the drugmaker said on Wednesday.
Categories: Health

China to speed up subsidies for pigs culled due to African swine fever

Health News (Reuters) - 4 hours 39 min ago
China's cabinet said on Wednesday it will speed up the distribution of subsidies for pigs that are culled due to African swine fever.
Categories: Health
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