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With Easy Ride trial, Nissan takes new step toward being Uber competitor

Technology News (Reuters) - 1 hour 56 min ago
YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Facing a future in which self-driving cars may curb vehicle ownership, Nissan Motor Co is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous transportation services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber Technologies and other technology firms.
Categories: Technology

Airbnb CEO pledges to take more responsibility for impact to housing

Technology News (Reuters) - 3 hours 19 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Home-booking company Airbnb has sparred with regulators across the globe, but Chief Executive Brian Chesky on Thursday spoke of coming to terms with his responsibility for how the company can impact housing markets and neighborhoods.
Categories: Technology

Netflix drops trailer for biopic about fierce '80s rapper Roxanne Shanté

Mashable - 3 hours 22 min ago

From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes Netflix's new biopic unpacking the life of New York rapper Roxanne Shanté.

A Sundance favourite, Roxanne Roxanne follows the turbulent life of the 14-year-old Queens battle MC, set in the early 1980s. Shanté made a name for herself as part of the Juice Crew collective, breaking through with her one-take freestyle response to a derogatory UTFO single dubbed "Roxanne Roxanne."

Starring Mahershala Ali, Nia Long, Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) and introducing Chanté Adams, the film will land on Netflix March 23. 

Pharrell Williams, Mimi Valdes, and Forest Whitaker all co-produced, so expect one heck of a soundtrack. Read more...

More about Movies, Netflix, Hip Hop, Rapper, and Netflix Original Film
Categories: IT General, Technology

Hello, excellent news: AJ from 'Queer Eye' got engaged

Mashable - 3 hours 53 min ago

One of the greatest things about the reboot of Queer Eye is the numerous, heartwarming tales of self-acceptance.

It's especially apparent in episode four's AJ, a gay black man who was struggling to come out to his family. Of course, there was a happy ending: AJ came out to his stepmother in a moment that made us bawl.

SEE ALSO: Netflix's 'Queer Eye' reboot is all about empathy at a time when we really need it

Well, we hope you've saved some tears, because it's been announced that AJ got engaged to his partner Drey, as per Queer Eye's tweet on Thursday. Yesssssss.

It seriously is the best news we've heard all week. Here's how people reacted to it, and by reacted we mean seriously cried. Read more...

More about Entertainment, Tv, Television, Netflix, and Engagement
Categories: IT General, Technology

Someone added googly eyes to illustrations of dinosaurs, and they look a lot better

Mashable - 4 hours 37 min ago

Googly eyes make everything better. 

Artist and cosplayer Hattie Grace jazzed up a book of dinosaur illustrations with a classic arts and craft supply.

SEE ALSO: Lego unveils 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' sets and we're pretty darn excited

"Googly eyes add so much to dinosaur history," they tweeted. 

Googly eyes add so much to dinosaur history pic.twitter.com/lgsyyfJQtl

— Hattie Grace Illustration (@hattedhedgehog) February 20, 2018

Psittacosaurus looks a lot less threatening with big, glossy eyeballs. Hattie even added eyebrows to make a very concerned-looking triceratops. 

Ok sorry there's more pic.twitter.com/6p7C1f2Rio

— Hattie Grace Illustration (@hattedhedgehog) February 20, 2018 Read more...

More about Dinosaurs, Culture, Web Culture, and Animals
Categories: IT General, Technology

Lucky flight catches glimpse of SpaceX launch from the air

Mashable - 4 hours 41 min ago

Elon Musk's SpaceX launched another rocket on Thursday morning, successfully sending three satellites into space

After the Falcon9 took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Santa Barbara, a lucky flight from Hawaii to LAX got an up-close look at the rocket as it made its way towards space.

SEE ALSO: SpaceX boat tries to catch pricey rocket nosecone in the Pacific Ocean, but misses

Redditor tKMagus shared a video of the rocket from his window seat of the plane, which gave a unique perspective we can't see back on Earth. 

In the comment section, tKMagus said the pilot was aware of the rocket and notified the cabin of its whereabouts.  Read more...

More about Spacex, Viral Videos, Culture, and Space
Categories: IT General, Technology

Here’s why a movie about Flamin' Hot Cheetos is actually kind of awesome

Mashable - 4 hours 54 min ago

McDonald's isn't the only junk food company that has a story bigger than its product.

Flamin' Hot Cheetos is getting its own movie, one that won't focus on spicy mascot Chester Cheetah. Instead, Flamin' Hot will focus on the story of the snack's creator, Richard Montañez, the son of an immigrant who found his way into the snack business as a janitor.

SEE ALSO: This ridiculous game is for all the foodies out there

First reported by Variety, the film is set for production by Fox Searchlight and producer DeVon Franklin. Like 2016's The Founder, the film will focus on Montañez's life story and his path to corporate food mogul, according to the publisher.  Read more...

More about Film, Movies, Cheetos, Flamin Hot Cheetos, and Entertainment
Categories: IT General, Technology

Will Smith tries an Australian meat pie, wonders why it has be so scalding hot

Mashable - 5 hours 7 min ago

You know Will Smith is rather good at Instagram, but you might not know he's doing the vlog thing now.

In his latest video, which covers his recent fun-looking trip to Australia, Smith reviews the Australian meat pie (1:10 in the video) — a national icon and a source of criticism when Americans don't eat it correctly.

Fortunately, Smith eats the Four 'N Twenty pie properly with some guidance (with your hands, always) and seems to be a fan, but wonders why Aussies always scald their mouths while eating it.

"It's really, really good. But why don't y'all wait until it gets cool?" Smith asks.  Read more...

More about Australia, Celebrities, Food, Will Smith, and Meat Pies
Categories: IT General, Technology

Social interaction, staff training reduce agitation in dementia patients

Health News (Reuters) - 6 hours 3 min ago
(Reuters Health) - An approach to nursing home care that fosters interest and social interaction among patients and staff may reduce agitation and other neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia sufferers and improve their quality of life, a recent trial suggests.
Categories: Health

Japan wins WTO dispute over Fukushima-related food

Health News (Reuters) - 6 hours 7 min ago
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korean import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Categories: Health

Stymied by regulators, Airbnb looks to luxury vacations, hotels for growth

Technology News (Reuters) - 6 hours 9 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb is rolling out new services aimed at attracting travelers looking for luxury accommodations and traditional hotels, the latest move to contend with sputtering growth in its original home-renting business.
Categories: Technology

About 3 Great Nuts

Microsoft Kitchen - 6 hours 12 min ago
ABOUT HAZELNUTS In folklore it is believed that hazelnuts became known as “filberts” because they were ready to harvest on St. Philbert’s Day. But they were being eaten in China 5000 years ago and were harvested by Romans. In 2838 B.C. they were said to be among the five sacred foods that God gave to […]

Comic for February 22, 2018

Dilbert - 6 hours 12 min ago
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Categories: Funny

GoDaddy revenue tops estimates as customer base expands

Technology News (Reuters) - 6 hours 38 min ago
(Reuters) - GoDaddy Inc's quarterly revenue topped Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as the web-hosting company earned more from each user and expanded customer base with its acquisition of Host Europe Group.
Categories: Technology

Joss Whedon "didn’t have a story" for 'Batgirl' — but these women sure do

Mashable - 6 hours 38 min ago

Joss Whedon told Hollywood Reporter that he was stepping down as the writer/director of DC's upcoming Batgirl movie because he "really didn't have a story" to tell with it. 

But you know who does have lots and lots of Batgirl stories to tell? Uh... women. Who were girls once. And have experience with that kinda thing.

Whedon had been struggling to come up with a story that could stand up to the kind of empowerment narrative embedded into Wonder Woman. Then Wonder Woman actually came out, turned into a cultural phenomenon, and earned the biggest box office and critical praise for DC. 

SEE ALSO: Star Wars' obsession with white guy filmmakers is hurting the franchise Read more...

More about Entertainment, Wonder Woman, Women In Hollywood, Black Panther, and Batgirl
Categories: IT General, Technology

No, Kylie Jenner didn't wipe out $1.3 billion of Snap's market value

Mashable - 6 hours 44 min ago

On Thursday, the business news site Bloomberg published a story under a shocking headline: "In one tweet, Kylie Jenner wiped out $1.3 billion of Snap's market value."

The story was pegged to a 7 percent decline in Snap Inc.'s stock price, and it would have you believe that one tweet — just 88 characters — was able to destroy a significant portion of the company's market valuation.

For reference, here's the tweet in question:

sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me... ugh this is so sad.

— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) February 21, 2018

Yes, Kylie Jenner, the 20-year-old reality TV star, is one of the most popular Snapchat users. And yes, the Kardashian family is incredibly powerful. But let's not crown Kylie the queen of Snap's stock decline despite how fun this image is: Read more...

More about Snapchat, Kylie Jenner, Apps And Software, Snap Inc., and Snapchat Redesign
Categories: IT General, Technology

Amazon may open six new Amazon Go stores this year

Mashable - 6 hours 48 min ago

The first Amazon Go store opened just a month ago,  but the franchise's next steps may already be in the works. 

Amazon could open as many as six new Amazon Go stores this year, reports Recode, citing "people familiar with the company's plans." 

SEE ALSO: What it's like to shop at Amazon Go

The stores will likely open in at least Seattle and Los Angeles — it was unclear to Recode's sources whether the stores will open in any other cities this year. 

The company has reportedly identified at least three locations around Seattle for stores. In Los Angeles, the company is considering bringing a Go store to famed outdoor mall The Grove.  Read more...

More about Amazon, Amazon.Com, Amazon Go, Amazon Groceries, and Tech
Categories: IT General, Technology

Nike's springtastic new running shoe might actually make you want to exercise

Mashable - 6 hours 57 min ago

Mere seconds before I leaped into a giant, 20-foot-long pit filled with colorful foam blocks, I realized I'd made a huge mistake.

It was late January, and Nike had invited a handful of writers, bloggers, and influencers to a warehouse in Lower Manhattan to witness the debut of the company's new flagship running shoe, the Nike Epic React. Those shoes, which go on sale on Thursday January 22, are billed as the lightest and softest shoe the company's ever produced. 

SEE ALSO: How Nike turned the shoe drop into a high-tech treasure hunt

To show off their product, Nike had set up an elaborate obstacle course for me and my fellow content compatriots. We were split into four teams of about 10 or so people each, and we rotated through 10-minute sessions at four different stations to rack up points for every completed task. Read more...

More about Tech, Running, Nike, Nike Shoes, and Running Shoes
Categories: IT General, Technology

States refile lawsuits to block repeal of U.S. net neutrality

Technology News (Reuters) - 6 hours 58 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia on Thursday refiled legal challenges intended to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark rules designed to ensure a free and open internet from taking effect.
Categories: Technology
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