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Logan Paul says he's going to fight YouTuber KSI in boxing match

Mashable - 24 min 29 sec ago

While we don't condone violence, plenty of people out there on the internet would love to see someone punch disgraced YouTuber Logan Paul in the face. Well, that opportunity may have just presented itself.

Back in February, British YouTuber Olajide Olatunji, better known on the internet as KSI, fought fellow vlogger Joe Weller in a boxing match, because apparently that's how we're settling petty drama on the internet nowadays. Anyway, KSI won the match, and while accepting his victory belt, he challenged Jake and Logan Paul. Actually, he challenged "any of the Pauls."

SEE ALSO: YouTube temporarily cuts Logan Paul off from ad revenue Read more...

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Chinese iCloud account privacy may be at risk once Apple complies with new laws

Mashable - 33 min 35 sec ago

Apple is preparing for a big change at the end of the month: Henceforth, iCloud data belonging to users based in China will have to be stored there, in the company's new Chinese data center.

That means text message, emails, and other data stored in the cloud will be physically housed on Chinese soil. Importantly, it also means that the cryptographic keys required to unlock an iCloud account will live in China as well.

SEE ALSO: Here's what we think about Apple's HomePod

Previously, as Reuters points out, those keys had been stored in the United States. Whenever Chinese authorities have sought access to a user's account in the past for one reason or another, they'd have to go through the processes set forth in the U.S. legal system. Read more...

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Steve Jobs' really bad job application up for auction

Mashable - 1 hour 27 min ago

An original job application from late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is up for auction.

RR Auction Company has listed a job application from 1973 filled out, just a few years before Jobs founded Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976. While Jobs' accomplishments need no mention, the handwritten job application shows he was truly awful at selling himself back in the early '70s.

SEE ALSO: Apple employees keep walking into the glass walls of the new 'spaceship campus'

Image: rr auction

Under the prompt "Access to transportation," Jobs answered, "Possible but not probobale[sic]." Way to instill confidence in your future employer that you'll be able to make it to work on time! Read more...

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One Apple repair center has dialed 911 around 1,600 times and no one knows why

Mashable - 2 hours 5 min ago

An Apple repair and refurbishment center called 911 about 1,600 times over the past four months. But not because they're plagued with emergencies.

Rather, the calls are all accidents, as reported by CBS13 in Sacramento (via The Washington Post). 

SEE ALSO: 'She's not waking up:' Boy saves mom using Siri to call ambulance

The facility in question is the Apple repair center in Elk Grove, Calif., and the calls are usually fielded by the Elk Grove police station. The Sacramento County sheriff's department has also received these calls – about 47 since the beginning of the year. 

Typically, there is no one on the other line. Sometimes, dispatchers hear what sound like Apple technicians working in the background.  Read more...

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Geek Trivia: Which Of These Things Did Sailors Throw Overboard To Calm Stormy Seas?

How-To Geek - 2 hours 59 min ago
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Renegade squirrel narrowly avoids death by snowboard at the Olympics

Mashable - 3 hours 11 min ago

A squirrel with a death wish was nearly run over during the parallel giant slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday.

Austrian snowboarder Daniela Ulbing was in the middle of her run when a squirrel suddenly ran onto the slope just inches in front of her snowboard.

SEE ALSO: You don't need snow to ski because you can now ski in VR


— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 24, 2018

In typical squirrel fashion, the rodent came face-to-face with the moment of impact before deciding the slalom course was a bad place to be. It turned around only after nearly colliding with Ulbing.  Read more...

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U.S. team takes the gold in curling, a dramatic win and historic Olympic moment

Mashable - 4 hours 13 min ago

Despite the insane odds, Team USA is bringing home a gold medal for a beloved sport which confuses many: curling.  

It's the sort of story that prompts a cinematic retelling years later. After losing to Norway less than a week ago, the U.S. men's curling team was put into the tough spot of being one loss away from elimination.

John Shuster, along with teammates Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner, and alternate Joe Polo then went on to win five consecutive matches while their home country was asleep on Saturday. The team's final win against Sweden with a 10-7 victory made Olympic history as the first gold medal the U.S. team has ever won in the sport.  Read more...

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HBO's 'Paterno' trailer revisits the Penn State sex abuse scandal

Mashable - 4 hours 53 min ago

HBO has released the first trailer for Paterno, starring Al Pacino as the disgraced Penn State coach Joe Paterno.

The promo cycles through a lot of the major beats you'll remember from 2011: Paterno being confronted with the fact that his assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, abused children for years; the public's growing realization that Paterno had known for years but did nothing; the outcry against the coach as well as the demonstrations in defense of him.

It feels like we're revisiting the case in a different context now, what with the #MeToo movement in full swing. So much of this feels familiar – not just because we lived through it a few years ago, but also because it echoes similar cases from Hollywood to Olympic-level athletics. Read more...

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6 Gmail tips, tricks, and hacks to help you master your email

Mashable - 5 hours 36 min ago

Have you ever accidentally sent a damning email to someone that you intended to save for the rest of time as a draft? Or made a friend audibly gasp at the sight of thousands of unread email notifications on your phone? Perhaps you've run out of storage space on your drive entirely and are paying actual money for more. If so, you're not alone, but you do need some major Gmail guidance.

The first step to mastering Gmail is admitting you're not that great at it. You're here reading this so you've done that already. Good. The second step is studying this handy list of Gmail tips, tricks, and hacks that I've complied just for you. Easy. Read more...

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Las Vegas airport installs marijuana trash cans so tourists can ditch their weed

Mashable - 5 hours 41 min ago

What you smoke in Vegas, unfortunately, has to stay in Vegas.

Visiting a pot-friendly state such as Nevada now offers tourists a whole new legal experience, thanks to the recreational sale of cannabis. But what do you do with any leftover weed you may have before heading back home where marijuana laws may not be so lax?

While you should absolutely give your excess weed to a dear friend or responsible stranger in need, some tourists often forget they're carrying, only to find out the hard way in airport security. Las Vegas' McCarran Airport now has a fix for that.

The airport has installed 10 large, green "amnesty boxes," so people can ditch their leftover pot (or other drugs) before heading into the airport, the Associated Press reportsRead more...

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Check out newly leaked Galaxy S9 photos before leaks don't matter anymore

Mashable - 5 hours 55 min ago

Before Samsung's Galaxy S9 takes its big bow on Feb. 25, there's one, (presumably) last leaky look at the hinted-at-but-technically-unannounced smartphone and its larger S9+ sibling.

Photos posted to what looks like a recently created Instagram account offer views of each phone's startup, home, main menu, and lock screens, as well as the devices themselves. It's certainly possible these are doctored images — your "grain of salt" alert — but it's much more likely you're seeing the real deal here.

SEE ALSO: Soon you can listen to the radio directly from your Samsung phone

Check out a couple of the images embedded below and find the rest on the Instagram page here. Read more...

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17 black-owned businesses in honor of Black History Month

Mashable - 6 hours 36 min ago

In 2017, H&M, Dove, and Zara were just a few of the global companies that faced backlash because of racist accusations, marketing, and cultural appropriation.

In the midst of all the controversy, people are tired of supporting these brands and more and more folks are turning to small black-owned businesses for better service and products. But black-owned businesses only account for 2.1 percent of small businesses across the country, according to U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs. That number hasn't grown much over the years, thanks to gentrification, big corporations, and perhaps lack of awareness. Read more...

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Here's the new 'Frozen' song that's gonna get stuck in your head for the next million years

Mashable - 6 hours 43 min ago

Move over, "Let It Go." There's a new Frozen earworm in town.

This one, titled "Monster," is the first original song released from the Frozen Broadway musical. You can hear it sung here by Caissie Levy, who'll play Elsa on stage.

SEE ALSO: Idina Menzel loved this little boy's rendition of 'Let it Go' so much, she asked him to sing it twice

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who wrote the songs for the Frozen movie, are back working their magic for the show. The Broadway production features 12 new songs, along with all your faves from the film – including, yes, "Let It Go."

"Monster" comes in the second act, as Elsa starts to wonder if she might be a monster. Other new tunes include another Elsa solo called "Dangerous to Dream," an Anna solo called "True Love," and and Anna-Kristoff duet titled "What Do You Know About Love."  Read more...

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Cardano: a rising cryptocurrency that wants to change the world

Mashable - 8 hours 32 min ago

On Oct. 1, 2017, an unusual event caused a collective gasp in the world of cryptocurrencies. A little known cryptocurrency called Cardano — or ADA, as its corresponding coin is called — showed up on crypto-tracking sites with a market cap of about $600 million.

At the time, it was unusual to see a new coin appear out of thin air with such a high market cap. But Cardano is different. It's an incredibly ambitious product with a strong team and tons of buzz. By year's end, the market cap of Cardano was more than $10 billion, despite the fact that the project was in a fairly early stage. In January, it briefly soared to more than $33 billion before receding back to roughly $10 billion as the overall cryptocurrency market shrunk. It is currently the sixth largest cryptocurrency by market cap, behind Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin. Read more...

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Download this: Alto is back and better than ever in 'Alto's Odyssey'

Mashable - 8 hours 51 min ago

One of the best iPhone games finally has the sequel we've been waiting for.

Alto's Odyssey, the long-awaited sequel to Alto's Adventure, hit the App Store this week, three years after the original became one of our favorite games of 2015.

SEE ALSO: Snap has a new message for all the Snapchat redesign haters

With a three-year wait, expectations for Alto's Odyssey were extremely high, but we can now say the $4.99 iOS game was worth the wait.

The games strikes the perfect balance of maintaining everything that was great about the original, while adding enough new elements you don't feel like you're just rehashing the same game with new graphics.  Read more...

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How to Set Up and Optimize the Steam Link for In-Home Game Streaming

How-To Geek - 9 hours 56 min ago
Valve’s Steam Link is a sleek, easy way to stream games from your PC to a TV elsewhere in your home. You connect the Steam Link to your PC via HDMI, connect a controller, and play. It uses Steam In-Home Streaming, which you can use with any PC, but the Steam Link offers a cheap, optimized streaming receiver you can connect to your TV.
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This 4K action camera will capture every nuts thing you do, and it's on sale for only $70

Mashable - 10 hours 36 min ago

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They say a picture's worth a thousand words, but sometimes a mere snap from your smartphone will hardly do a place or experience justice. 

"You had to be there," you assure your friends as you swipe through dozens of dim, unfocused photos.

SEE ALSO: Get a 4K action camera on sale today for under $60

But now, thanks to XtremePro's 4K Ultra HD Action Camera, it doesn't have to be that way. Instead of taking sub-par images that leave much to the imagination, this camera puts the audience in the center of the action.  Read more...

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This vinyl subscription service is an audiophile's dream

Mashable - 10 hours 36 min ago

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We love the convenience of streaming songs as much as the next person, but we have a soft spot for vinyl records. Maybe it's the sheer satisfaction of dropping the needle onto a smooth 45, or perhaps it's the vintage allure of listening to the classics the way they were intended to be played, but more and more millennials are becoming proud owners of record players — and growing collections of tracks.

SEE ALSO: Will Spotify and Apple Music soon be forced to jack up their prices? Read more...

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Adorable exchange between Ryan Reynolds and Tessa Virtue reignites Moir shippers

Mashable - 20 hours 28 min ago

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, the gold-winning figure skaters from Canada, are the Ross and Rachel of this year's Winter Olympics. 

SEE ALSO: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: The endless 'will they, won't they'

Although Moir addressed romance rumors as "none of your business" — complete with sassy snaps — their fans are still convinced that his partnership with Virtue is more than just a professional relationship. 

This is how Scott Moir helps Tessa Virtue off the podium. What a prince#VirtueMoir #XX

— Maddie (@mQharper) February 20, 2018

Fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds is one of those fans. On Monday he tweeted his support for the Team Canada, and implied that the figure skating duo was a couple: "And thank you @tessavirtue & @ScottMoir for agreeing to raise my children as your own."  Read more...

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Dude crashes Olympic skating rink wearing only a tutu and monkey sock

Mashable - 21 hours 51 min ago

The men's 1,000m speed skating event at the Winter Olympics may have been the most risqué event in Pyeongchang yet, thanks to a nearly-naked man in a tutu with a monkey pouch covering his privates. 

Nope, this is not a joke. 

SEE ALSO: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski's Olympics outfits, ranked

With the words “PEACE + LOVE” written on his bare chest, a semi-nude streaker (quite possibly the infamous Mark Roberts) barreled down the seats of the venue and onto the ice right after the men finished competing on the ice. Thanks to this blurry footage caught by @mhj.kooij on Instagram, you can watch him land on the rink, strip down to a tutu and then fall flat on his face.  Read more...

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