Everything you need to know about the March for Our Lives

Mashable - 4 hours 32 min ago

On Saturday, March 24, students all over the world are taking to the streets to say #NeverAgain with the March for Our Lives.

The march is just one of many protests — including March 14th's National School Walkout — that have developed in the aftermath of the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14. The mission in these marches is to raise awareness and demand legislation to prevent further shootings.

"This movement will take to the streets to demand we end the epidemic of mass shootings," the march organizers state in the event's bio on Twitter. Read more...

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Forget charging ports, this e-bike comes with a battery pack

Mashable - 4 hours 32 min ago

The power's in the basket.

That's where a portable power pack plugs in for HOPR's newly announced pedal-assist electric bicycle. The two-pound battery can be removed or used to give the traditional bike an electric boost. You can ride for 10 miles on the 180-watt pack and reach up to 15 mph.

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The bicycles don't require charging ports or other charging infrastructure because the power is in the pack, which can be removed and recharged in a regular outlet. The pack can also charge your electronic devices when not revving up your bike ride. Read more...

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Indeed launches new ‘diversity score’ to rank the best workplaces for minorities

Mashable - 4 hours 32 min ago

Indeed is rolling out two new features that will help women and other minority groups spot discriminatory employers.

Indeed has partnered with Fairygodboss and InHerSight, two review websites that aggregate employer reviews and ratings from women. Starting today, it will display widgets from the sites on each company page to highlight ratings from women and people of color. 

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The "InHerSight Score" will collect women's ratings  regarding personal development, career opportunities, and family support. The "Fairygodboss Score" will aggregate women's responses to matters such as whether women are treated "fairly and equally to men" in the workplace in question.  Read more...

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How to Clone Your Raspberry Pi SD Card for Foolproof Backup

How-To Geek - 4 hours 32 min ago
Raspberry Pis can be fickle. If you’ve ever gotten a corrupt SD card from a power outage, bad cable, overclocking, or other issue, you know how annoying it can be to start from scratch. But we can fix that.
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BMW says electric car mass production not viable until 2020

Technology News (Reuters) - 4 hours 42 min ago
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW will not mass produce electric cars until 2020 because its current technology is not profitable enough to scale up for volume production, the chief executive said on Thursday.
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Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook mistakes with user data, vows curbs

Technology News (Reuters) - 5 hours 5 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized on Wednesday for mistakes his company made in how it handled data belonging to 50 million of its users and promised tougher steps to restrict developers' access to such information.
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Naspers to raise up to $11 billion by trimming Tencent stake

Technology News (Reuters) - 5 hours 16 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Naspers is cutting its stake in lucrative Chinese investment Tencent by as much as 2 percent in a deal that could net the South African media and e-commerce group up to $11 billion.
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iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit Review: The Last Gadget Repair Kit You’ll Ever Need

How-To Geek - 5 hours 31 min ago

Getting your first toolkit is a rite of passage when you become an adult.

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How to Stop Facebook Giving Your Data to Third Parties

How-To Geek - 5 hours 32 min ago
The Cambridge Analytica fiasco wasn’t really a data breach. Everything collected was allowed by Facebook’s Terms of Service. So, how can you protect yourself against these sort of things?
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Man perfectly responds to a Twitter request made by a woman 7 years ago

Mashable - 5 hours 39 min ago

Exchanges like this are what Twitter was made for.

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Way back in summer 2011 @_ZeeTaughtMe posted the following open request.

.somebody remind me in seven years not to have kids.

— itsneishabby (@_ZeeTaughtMe) June 23, 2011

Flash forward to the present day, and guess what? That request is now (almost) seven years old. And one plucky tweeter was on hand to fulfil it.

dont have kids

— DougExeter (@DougExeter) March 21, 2018

The resulting exchange was simple perfection.

Too late my daughter is about to be one next month 🤦🏾‍♀️

— itsneishabby (@_ZeeTaughtMe) March 21, 2018

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Self-driving car industry confronts trust issues after Uber crash

Technology News (Reuters) - 5 hours 50 min ago
DETROIT (Reuters) - The fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving car cranks up pressure on the self-driving vehicle industry to prove its software and sensors are safe in the absence of strong government standards, experts in the field said.
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This kangaroo just wants to touch a golf flag and who can blame him

Mashable - 5 hours 55 min ago

Flags are just so flappy and fun.

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In Australia on Wednesday a kangaroo was spotted on Noosa Golf Course, apparently mesmerised by a flapping golf flag.

A ‘dancing’ kangaroo, mesmerised by a flag, has delighted golfers in Queensland#9News

— Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) March 21, 2018

Who among us can say we haven't batted aimlessly at a piece of cloth fluttering in the breeze?

When you're trying to reach your food at the top of the pantry

— Sean McLeod (@Sean_McLeod4) March 21, 2018

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Accenture's revenue, profit top estimates on digital services growth

Technology News (Reuters) - 6 hours 1 min ago
(Reuters) - Accenture Plc's quarterly profit and revenue topped Wall Street targets, as the consulting and outsourcing services provider benefited from investments in digital and cloud services.
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Henry Cavill pays tribute to his moustache in a glorious Instagram video

Mashable - 6 hours 1 min ago

There are many famous moustaches out there, but not many can boast their own special effects team.

Henry Cavill's can, though. Or rather, it could.

SEE ALSO: This photo of 'Superman' Henry Cavill holding a tree is baffling the internet

As the below Instagram video reveals, Cavill's moustache is now nothing but a distant memory.


A post shared by Henry Cavill (@henrycavill) on Mar 21, 2018 at 2:10am PDT

"It's hard for me to admit," says Cavill in the clip. "This is not CGI. He's really gone. I can tell you this, though: I will remember him. Always."

Cue an emotional montage of Cavill's various moustache shots. Read more...

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UK Daily Deals for March 22 include electric toothbrushes, tech and gaming products, OLED TVs, Amazon devices, and more

Mashable - 6 hours 7 min ago

Easter is a great time to snag a bargain from Amazon as they hold their annual Amazon Easter sale. However, there is only one day left, so if you have't had a look already, It might be worth taking some time out and heading over to Amazon to see what you can pick up on the cheap. 

SEE ALSO: 8 Reasons Easter and Children Don't Mix

You can either head straight there or check out our hand-picked deals from Amazon for Thursday, March 22:  

Health and Home Oral-B Smart 4 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush - £129.99, now £46.99

Oral-B Pro 2 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush - £79.99, now £33.99

Oral-B Precision Clean Toothbrush Heads (Pack of 8) - £29.99, now £14.49 Read more...

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BMW delays electric car mass production until 2020 for cost reasons

Technology News (Reuters) - 6 hours 24 min ago
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW has held back the mass rollout of electric cars until 2020 because current fourth generation electric car technology is not profitable enough for volume production, Chief Executive Harald Krueger said.
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Tech giants express concern over Singapore plan to fight fake news

Technology News (Reuters) - 6 hours 27 min ago
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Global tech giants including Facebook and Twitter on Thursday expressed concern about a possible Singapore plan to bring in a new law to tackle the threat of fake news, saying sufficient rules are already in place.
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Margot Robbie wells up when her brother surprises her in an interview

Mashable - 6 hours 32 min ago

Sibling mockery is everywhere.

SEE ALSO: The 'Best Actress' losing nominees hugging it out might be the sweetest moment from this year's Oscars

Margot Robbie gave an interview to MTV Australia on Monday for Peter Rabbit

This wasn't your average interview however. MTV had a surprise in store in the form of Robbie's brother Cameron, who acted as interviewer. 

We surprised @margotrobbie with her brother @cameronrobbiee during an interview for the #PeterRabbit movie in Sydney! 😍😭😂


Being a true sibling, Cameron reminds his sister to calm down as the interview is a "professional situation." Read more...

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How Bad Are the AMD Ryzen and Epyc CPU Flaws?

How-To Geek - 6 hours 52 min ago
AMD has now confirmed that the “AMD Flaws” revealed by CTS-Labs are real. We recommend installing the BIOS update that fixes them when it’s available. But, don’t worry too much. The danger of these flaws has been exaggerated.
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Little girl uses the Cambridge Analytica controversy to ask her dad for a puppy

Mashable - 6 hours 55 min ago

When you really, really want something, you do everything within your power to make it happen. 

This little girl was so desperate for a puppy, she studied her journalist's father's reading habits to ensure her request for a puppy would be seen.

She knew her father was following the Cambridge Analytica controversy closely, so she decided to use this to her advantage. 

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Brendan Greeley, an economics journalist, tweeted a photo of page 13 of his copy of the Financial Times, which had been scrawled on by his daughter. Read more...

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