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Everything you need to know about the March for Our Lives

4 hours 31 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...

More about Parkland Shooting, March For Our Lives, Stoneman Douglas High School, Social Good, and Activism
Categories: IT General, Technology

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

4 hours 31 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.

SEE ALSO: Uber now lets you rent bikes in this hilly city

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...

More about Electric Bike, Bicycles, E Bike, Tech, and Transportation
Categories: IT General, Technology

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

4 hours 31 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. 

SEE ALSO: How Indeed Hit 100 Million Monthly Users Without Any Marketing

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...

More about Workplace, Women In Tech, People Of Color, Indeed, and Tech
Categories: IT General, Technology

Man perfectly responds to a Twitter request made by a woman 7 years ago

5 hours 38 min ago

Exchanges like this are what Twitter was made for.

SEE ALSO: 19 of the funniest British tweets so far in 2018

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

More about Twitter, Culture, and Web Culture
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This kangaroo just wants to touch a golf flag and who can blame him

5 hours 54 min ago

Flags are just so flappy and fun.

SEE ALSO: It's not often you see koalas swim, so here's one paddling across a river

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

More about Flag, Golf, Kangaroo, Culture, and Animals
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Henry Cavill pays tribute to his moustache in a glorious Instagram video

6 hours 51 sec 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

6 hours 6 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...

More about Shopping List, Shopping Amazon, Shopping Electronics, Shopping Tech, and Shopping Daily Deal
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Margot Robbie wells up when her brother surprises her in an interview

6 hours 31 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...

More about Brother, Margot Robbie, Peter Rabbit, Culture, and Movies Tv Shows
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Little girl uses the Cambridge Analytica controversy to ask her dad for a puppy

6 hours 54 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. 

SEE ALSO: I'd love to delete Facebook, but I don't want to give up my Tinder matches

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...

More about Kids, Web Culture, Work Life, Cambridge Analytica, and Culture
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Chrissy Teigen had the best response to this tweet about women who don't take their husband's last name

7 hours 17 sec ago

Another day, another perfect Twitter response from Chrissy Teigen.

She's pretty much turned blunt comebacks into an art form. 

SEE ALSO: 19 times Chrissy Teigen got hilariously angry with stuff on Twitter

This time it was started with the following viral tweet, which asked why some women refuse to take their husband's surname.

I'd really like to hear the reasoning behind women who won't take their husband's last name

— Maami (@_MercyFul) August 20, 2017

At the time of writing that tweet has just over 250 retweets, and around 3800 replies

Needless to say, it generated quite a bit of discussion. Read more...

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Vivo's V9 is a notched Android with AI smarts

7 hours 4 min ago

China's Vivo has launched a new flagship phone, and of course it has the iPhone X-style notch. But beneath the inspired-by-Apple design (even the phone's rear side looks a lot like the iPhone X) there's some interesting tech. 

First, the phone's front camera, hidden in the notch, is a 24-megapixel shooter, which is still uncommon for selfie cameras (although Vivo has put a selfie camera that powerful into its phones before). Furthermore, the cameras on both sides are assisted with Vivo's AI tech, which recognizes certain scenes and objects and adjusts the settings accordingly. 

SEE ALSO: This wicked concept phone solves all of iPhone X's problems Read more...

More about Android, Selfie, Vivo, Vivo V9, and Tech
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Jeremy Renner's intro to the 'Tag' trailer gets photobombed by Jon Hamm and Ed Helms

7 hours 16 min ago

He can ren but he can't hide...

SEE ALSO: The 'Avengers: Infinity War' trailer is missing an Avenger

Jeremy Renner introduced the first trailer for the film Tag, which was released on Tuesday, while apparently running from co-stars Jon Hamm and Ed Helms. 

The film is a comedy based on a Wall Street Journal piece that was published in 2013, about a real-life group of friends who played a 23-tear game of tag.

That kind of commitment deserves a movie. 

More about Jon Hamm, Tag, Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, and Culture
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The 13 things you should always keep in your car

7 hours 21 min ago

Whether you drive a truck, a car, or ride a motorcycle, it’s always a good idea to have a few things in your vehicle to help you get through unforeseen events. Sure, sticky cup holder pennies may help you pay for an extra bit of gas if you find yourself running low, but would you have what you needed if your car battery dies? What about if you lock your keys in your ride or if you get stuck in the snow?

SEE ALSO: Snow storms have nothing on this magnetic windshield cover

Unfortunately, we can’t predict exactly what events will happen to you in the future; we can, however, suggest the right tools to help you be prepared for common situations that drivers find themselves in. Read more...

More about Cars, Mashable Shopping, Shopping List, Shopping Amazon, and Emergency Prep
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This $10 online course will get you up to speed with the EU's new internet regulations

7 hours 31 min ago

Facebook, Google, Twitter – every web service survives by collecting data on its users. They then use this data to improve their business or they sell it to a third party to generate revenue. And as we've learned in recent weeks from Facebook, those practices aren't always ethically sound.

The new customer-friendly European Union law that’s about to go into effect in May will dramatically impact every company’s ability to collect user data and stay afloat. That's a really good thing for users, but a tricky thing to navigate for business owners.

SEE ALSO: The 6 best VPNs to help keep you anonymous on the internet Read more...

More about Cybersecurity, European Union, Online Learning, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Stackcommerce
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Sugary cereal is the unsatisfying food I'll love forever

7 hours 31 min ago

Like most Americans, it takes me at least five bowls of cereal to feel anything close to satisfied. And then, despite everything I've worked for, I'm still forced to eat some rancid-ass banana to satisfy my residual starvation pangs.

What a miserable sham of a breakfast.

Things were different when we were kids. One serving size of Fruit Loops, combined with at least three insulin-jacking packets of sugar, was enough to keep us going until we could move onto our midday Lunchables. As adults, this simply isn't enough. Part of that is our changing biochemistry, and part of it is by design. 

Sugary cereals are high-maintenance lovers — they give you a little and leave you begging for more. Read more...

More about Watercooler, Cereal, Serving Size, Culture, and Food
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PopSocket-style phone grips are on sale for less than $7

7 hours 31 min ago

Are your Instagram photos blurry before you even retouch or filter them? Is your phone screen cracked from slippery fingers or sidewalk spills? These are just some of the reasons that phone grips have become the new "it" smartphone accessory. 

You've probably already seen them on what seems like everyone's phones: from your pre-teen nephew to your dentist. That's because they're relatively cheap and incredibly useful. How cheap? You can get a three-pack of Pop Phone Grips right now for $19.99.

SEE ALSO: An 'anti-gravity' case can help you stick your phone to almost any surface

Pop Phone Grips are the cheapest and easiest way to hold onto your phone without sacrificing an easy fit in your pocket, backpack, or purse. They attach via an adhesive, so they're compatible with any smartphone, tablet, or e-reading device and will even work with your cute donut phone caseRead more...

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FCC's net neutrality ruling gets pushback from big tech's lobbying group

8 hours 31 min ago

The net neutrality fight rages on, and now tech's big lobbying group is signing on. 

The Internet Association — a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group that represents Google, Facebook, Netflix, Uber, and dozens of other tech companies on public policy issues — filed a motion to intervene against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling on net neutrality. 

SEE ALSO: FCC chairman who killed net neutrality given gun and award from NRA

“The internet industry will continue to fight for net neutrality protections that help consumers, foster innovation, and promote competition for the entire online ecosystem,” Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman said in a statement.  Read more...

More about Facebook, Netflix, Uber, Silicon Valley, and Net Neutrality
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John Boyega has a genius method for dealing with social media criticism

9 hours 1 min ago


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Trailblazing geochemist Katsuko Saruhashi honoured in Google Doodle

10 hours 10 min ago

Commemorating what would've been her 98th birthday, Google paid tribute to Japanese geochemist Katsuko Saruhashi on Thursday.

The honour took in the form of a Doodle, featuring a sketch of the scientist, clipboard in hand, as water fills the background.

SEE ALSO: These rare blue ice formations are attracting photographers

Saruhashi is best known for developing a groundbreaking method for measuring carbonic acid in natural waters based on its temperature, pH level and chlorinity. This methodology was dubbed "Saruhashi’s Table," and proved to be indispensable to oceanographers for decades.

In 1954, she examined the prevalence of radioactive materials in seawater and how far it spread due to fallout in the Pacific.  Read more...

More about Google, Science, Japan, Google Doodle, and Culture
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Pilot captures heartstopping moment when his plane's engine fails mid-air

12 hours 45 min ago

Of all of the things that could happen in the air, having your plane's engine shut off is the most frightening.

In footage shot last May but surfaced recently, pilot Chad Barber was out practicing stunts when he lost fuel to his engine 2,500 feet above Pompano Beach in Florida. This caused his plane to start falling, all of which was recorded on video.

Barber told WSVN 7 that there was a flop tube inside the fuel tank "that moves freely," and that it didn't pick up fuel in enough time to keep the engine running. 

"Survival was the first thing. I focused on surviving ... I did a little quick prayer in the 45 seconds that it had all happened," he told the news outlet. Read more...

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