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What is malware and what you can do to keep your computer safe

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:53

Ah yes, the question on every tech newbie's mind: What is malware?

The short answer: malware is software designed to either disable or damage your computer in some way. It’s a portmanteau of the words malicious and software. But when we ask, What is malware? I actually think that’s not what we’re asking. 

SEE ALSO: The definitive breakdown of the best laptops out right now

I think truly what we’re asking is Do I have to worry about malware? And if the answer is yes, then the immediate follow up question is, In what ways should I be worried about malware? Or perhaps, What can I actually do about malware? How can I prevent its installation? Read more...

More about Malware, Apps And Software, Mashable Shopping, Tech, and Cybersecurity
Categories: IT General, Technology

Baby-boomers expect kids to care for them when they're sick

Health News (Reuters) - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:51
(Reuters Health) - Three in four baby-boomers with children expect one of their kids to help care for them when their health fails in old age and they don't have a spouse who can do this, a UK study suggests.
Categories: Health

GoFundMe to support Kavanaugh's accuser surpasses goal in several hours and is still going strong

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:44

It's been a nightmarish week for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who recently accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, but there's also been a big outpouring of support for her after she decided to publicly share her story.

Over the summer, Blasey — a professor at California's Palo Alto University — wrote a confidential letter to senior Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein claiming Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 30 years ago when she was in high school. (Blasey is sometimes referred to by her married name of Ford.)

After making the difficult decision to publicly come forward, Blasey has been questioned and ridiculed by many, including Donald Trump Jr.. After receiving a number of death threats, she and her family had to vacate their residence and arrange for private security. A GoFundMe page was set up Tuesday to financially assist Blasey and her family in protecting themselves, and it met its goal of $50,000 within just four hours. Read more...

More about Politics, Donald Trump, Gofundme, Brett Kavanaugh, and Social Good
Categories: IT General, Technology

Low-carb diet better when it includes more vegetables, nuts

Health News (Reuters) - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:35
(Reuters Health) - People who cut back on carbohydrates may end up increasing their risk of premature death if they load their plates with meat and cheese instead of vegetables and nuts, a U.S. study suggests.
Categories: Health

One in three gun-owning U.S. veterans don't store weapons safely

Health News (Reuters) - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:34
(Reuters Health) - A substantial percentage of U.S. military vets store guns loaded and ready to use, according to an American study that could have implications for suicide prevention.
Categories: Health

This Free Font Stretches Out Your Term Paper

How-To Geek - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:29
Are you five pages into a seven page paper, with no time to spare? A stretched out font could pad things out for you, helping you reach that arbitrary page count.
Categories: IT General, Technology

This weirdly peppy anthem for end times will be stuck in your head for days

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:25

I don't mean to alarm anyone, but it's totally possible that at some point, Mount St. Helens could erupt again. However, not to worry — when it does, it's going to be a "fine swell day," at least according to this ridiculous YouTube song by instrumentalist Bill Wurtz.

This video's a pretty wild ride from finish. With a trippy LSD aesthetic, a happy melody, and slightly dystopian lyrics, this song will be stuck in your head for days. It touches on a ton of bleak topics, from volcanic eruptions to the DOW Jones to unfair wages. We don't really know what's going on here, but we're into it. Read more...

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

Zimbabwe seeks $35 million to fight cholera outbreak

Health News (Reuters) - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:16
Zimbabwe is appealing to individual citizens and local companies for $35 million to help fight a cholera outbreak that has killed 31 and infected more than 5,000, the finance minister said.
Categories: Health

Save 50% on select Nintendo Switch games when you get a new console at Target

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:10

Unless there are bundles available, getting a new game console can be a pricey endeavor when add up the price of the games. After all, what are you supposed to do with a video game system when you don't have any games to play? 

Well fret notThanks to Target, you'll be able to fully enjoy your new Nintendo Switch with some of the best games right away.

SEE ALSO: 10 best gaming headsets for PC gaming, PS4, and Xbox One

Save 50% on select Nintendo Switch games with the purchase of a new Switch console. Considering the system starts at $300 and the games are close to $60 a pop, this is a very welcome discount. Read more...

More about Gaming, Nintendo Switch, Mashable Shopping, Entertainment, and Gaming
Categories: IT General, Technology

Factbox: Bayer's Monsanto faces broad U.S. glyphosate litigation

Health News (Reuters) - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:00
Bayer AG's Monsanto unit has urged a California judge to toss the $289-million verdict a jury awarded to a man who said the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including the widely-used Roundup brand, caused his cancer.
Categories: Health

Bayer's Monsanto asks U.S. court to toss $289 million glyphosate verdict

Health News (Reuters) - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:00
Bayer AG unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.
Categories: Health

The Best Smart Water Bottles To Keep You Hydrated

How-To Geek - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:00

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Sushi fiend who ate 100 plates of sushi is now banned from an all-you-can-eat buffet :'(

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 16:52

It takes a lot to get banned from an all-you-can-eat buffet, but German triathlete Jaroslav Bobrowski did it.

Bobrowski scarfed down 100 plates of sushi at Running Sushi, an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet in Bavaria last Friday, according to Eater. And the impressive feat resulting in his permanent ban.

SEE ALSO: 10 of the best rice cookers you can buy on Amazon right now

Even though Bobrowski has been a regular customer at Running Sushi, the restaurant didn't think it could continue to handle the cost of his eating habits. Eater estimates that he put away about 18 pounds of sushi in one sitting. Yikes. Read more...

More about Food, Restaurant, Sushi, Ban, and Culture
Categories: IT General, Technology

The Food Network's Pioneer Woman has a line of floral Instant Pots at Walmart and they are precious

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 16:49

Calling everyone who watches the Food Network as if it's a religion: Your obsession is about to get worse.

We're sure you've heard of the Pioneer Woman (she's kind of a big deal) — and if you've seen her show, you know that she is the definition of a precious human. She's designed a new line of Instant Pots with flowers on them, which debuted at Walmart this week, and it's the cutest thing we've ever seen.

SEE ALSO: Best Instant Pot cookbooks on Amazon

This floral Instant Pot comes in the form of the six-quart LUX, the 6-in-1 model that pressure cooks, slow cooks, sautés, cooks rice, steams, and warms. According to their website, Instant Pots use 70% less energy than the average pressure cooker, but somehow cook food, as their title states, instantly — well, 2-10 times faster, but that's the closest to instant you're gonna get. Read more...

More about Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo, Instant Pot, Shopping Linkshare, and Lifestyle
Categories: IT General, Technology

Beijing allocates more roads for self-driving vehicle tests

Technology News (Reuters) - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 16:45
China's capital city has designated 11 more roads for self-driving vehicle testing, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday, to try to speed up the technology's development.
Categories: Technology

Whoops! Samsung leak suggests there may be four different versions of the Galaxy S10

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 16:43

New information keeps leaking out about Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 phone.

The latest leak comes for the XDA Developer blog, which noticed something very interesting hidden inside the Android 9.0 update from Samsung: We may be looking at a total of four different models of the Samsung Galaxy S10.

SEE ALSO: Not a rumor: Samsung has almost completed its foldable phone

Earlier this summer, we shared the rumors from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s report concerning three possible versions of the S10. XDA’s findings point to an additional, previously unreported version of the phone.

Here’s what we’re possibly looking at thanks to the the XML files that were found by XDA: Read more...

More about Android, Samsung, Rumors, Samsung Galaxy S10, and Tech
Categories: IT General, Technology

The iPhone XR has a 10.7 percent bigger battery than the iPhone XS, China filings show

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 16:36

For some reason, Apple never lists RAM memory capacity or battery size for its devices. This is why the specs sheets for the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR weren't really complete even after the phones' unveiling last week. 

But thanks to the company's filings to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (known as TENAA), unearthed by Macrumors via MyDrivers, we now know the full specs for all three of Apple's new iPhones. 

SEE ALSO: iPhone XS and XS Max review: Going for the gold

Here's the rundown:

More about Apple, Iphone Xs, Iphone Xs Max, Iphone Xr, and Tenaa
Categories: IT General, Technology

Look out, iPhone XS: A boatload of powerful Android phones are coming in October

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 16:27

Don't care much about the new iPhones? Good. There are a ton of new Android phones coming out this October, and some are promising to be a far more interesting than Apple's mildly upgraded flagships.

First, on October 3, LG will launch its triple-rear-camera V40 flagship. Six days later, we'll get new Pixel phones from Google. Razer is likely about to launch a gaming-related phone just one day later, on Oct 10. And then Samsung has a mysterious Galaxy event on Oct. 11. 

And Huawei will launch its Mate 20 flagship on Oct. 16 — likely the second triple-rear-camera phone to be launched in a month.  Read more...

More about Smartphone, Android Smartphones, October 2018, Upcoming Android Phones, and Tech
Categories: IT General, Technology

How to Get Started Editing Videos with Final Cut Pro X

How-To Geek - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 16:24
Final Cut Pro X is a huge step up from iMovie, which is the video editor most macOS users probably started out with. Final Cut Pro X functions similarly but packs in a whole lot more power while sticking to iMovie’s simple design.
Categories: IT General, Technology
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