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Tiffany Haddish says she 'would thrive in space'

Mashable - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 07:11

You'd better believe Tiffany Haddish would be quite alright existing in space.

The Girls Trip star and Saturday Night Live favourite joined Jimmy Kimmel for a cocktail and "Three Ridiculous Questions" on Thursday night, one of which was whether or not she would do well in space.

"I know I would thrive in space," she told Kimmel. "If there was a man there with me. If there's a female there, I'm not gonna thrive. Because we can't reproduce."

Older man? "That's fine, yeah that's cool with me, I'll change his space diaper. That sperm still work." Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Tesla's Musk says no plans to relinquish chairman, CEO roles: NYT

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 07:05
Elon Musk has no plans to relinquish his dual role as chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc , he said in an interview with the New York Times on Thursday.
Categories: Technology

Don't Trust Links Sent in Email Messages

A common method cyber criminals use to hack into people's computers is to send them emails with malicious links. People are tricked into opening these links because they appear to come from someone or something they know and trust. If you click on a link, you may be taken to a site that attempts to harvest your information or tries to hack into your computer. Only click on links that you were expecting. Not sure about an email? Call the person to confirm they sent it.
Categories: Security

Ariana Grande pays tribute to Aretha Franklin with 'Natural Woman,' and wow

Mashable - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 06:22

The death of the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, still has many of us reeling. But at least we'll have her music forever.

Ariana Grande stepped up alongside The Roots to perform a touching cover of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night. 

It's some timing for Grande, who has been active on the late night show circuit to promote the imminent release of her new album, Sweetener.

"I know it's a big night for Ariana — but this is what great people do when they know we need them to be there for us," Fallon wrote on Twitter.

Grande's cover follows tributes from other famous people, including big Aretha fan Barack Obama, who said the late singer "helped us feel more connected to each other, more hopeful, more human." Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Apple reassures customers after Australian media reports hack by teen

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 05:35
Apple Inc said on Friday no customer data was compromised after Australian media reported a teenager had pleaded guilty to hacking into its main computer network, downloading internal files and accessing customer accounts.
Categories: Technology

Uber's new Brazil center aims to improve safety of cash transactions

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 05:07
Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc plans to open a 250 million-reais ($64-million) center in Brazil that will research technology to make it safer for its drivers to accept cash, a key payment method in its rapid expansion in Latin America, the company said Friday.
Categories: Technology

China sacks top official over vaccine scandal, firm may de-list

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 04:51
China has sacked a senior provincial official and is probing a former top drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd, which again warned it could be delisted over the scandal.
Categories: Health

WH Group shuts China slaughterhouse for six weeks after African swine fever discovery

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 04:35
WH Group Ltd, the world's top pork producer, on Friday said it had been ordered to shut a slaughterhouse in central China for six weeks after pigs there died of African swine fever (ASF) in the country's second case of the disease.
Categories: Health

Whistleblower accuses Tesla of spying on employees at Gigafactory: attorney

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 04:13
An employee fired from Tesla Inc's Nevada battery factory filed a whistleblower complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, accusing the company of spying on employees and failing to act after learning that a Mexican cartel may be dealing drugs inside the plant, his attorney said on Thursday.
Categories: Technology

Amazon reportedly looks to enter the brick-and-mortar cinema business

Mashable - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 04:04

Amazon has already established brick-and-mortar stores selling its products and groceries, and now it apparently wants a slice of the cinema business.

As reported by Bloomberg, Amazon is looking to acquire Landmark Theatres, which claims to be the largest cinema chain dedicated to independent and foreign films, with 52 theatres in 27 markets.  

SEE ALSO: Study finds almost no increase in diversity in popular films over the last decade

The e-commerce giant is reportedly working with other suitors to buy the chain from Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner-backed Wagner/Cuban Cos. There have been no decisions made, and with talks still to come, it's not set in stone that a deal will go ahead. Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

As Nvidia expands in artificial intelligence, Intel defends turf

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 03:27
Nvidia Corp dominates chips for training computers to think like humans, but it faces an entrenched competitor in a major avenue for expansion in the artificial intelligence chip market: Intel Corp .
Categories: Technology

U.S. judge blocks programs letting 'Grand Theft Auto' players 'cheat'

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 03:20
A federal judge on Thursday awarded Take-Two Interactive Software Inc , the maker of the "Grand Theft Auto" series, a preliminary injunction to stop a Georgia man from selling programs that it said helps players cheat at the best-selling video game.
Categories: Technology

Angela from 'The Office' called out her nephew for his Tinder photo

Mashable - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 02:10

Angela is so over this. 

James, 25, is a salesman at Toyota. He is a "life long musician" and can "get along with just about anyone." He's a former firefighter, but you can still call him a fireman because he's still got the ability to "turn the hoes on." 

SEE ALSO: The 65 absolute best moments from 'The Office'

Oh, and Angela from The Office is his aunt. 

James' Tinder profile features a brightly lit selfie with the one and only Angela Kinsey, who played the perpetually unamused Angela Martin. James had been using it to get those sweet right swipes — and then Kinsey called out her nephew in an Instagram story: "Nephews ... Do not put me in your @tinder profile photos. K. Thx. Byeeeee."  Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Comic for August 16, 2018

Dilbert - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 01:59
Dilbert readers - Please visit Dilbert.com to read this feature. Due to changes with our feeds, we are now making this RSS feed a link to Dilbert.com.
Categories: Funny

Exclusive: OxyContin maker Purdue taps financial restructuring adviser - sources

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 01:57
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP has tapped law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP for financial restructuring advice, as its potential liabilities swell with a wave of lawsuits over the opioid addiction epidemic sweeping the United States, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Categories: Health

Smashing Pumpkins and Smash Mouth are arguing over the 'Shrek' soundtrack

Mashable - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 01:32

The Shrek soundtrack is the arguably the quintessential album of the 2000s, rivaled only by the magnum opus of movie soundtracks, Shrek 2.

The opening scene — from Shrek bursting out of his outhouse to shattering a mirror with his ogreish grin — wouldn't be the same without Smash Mouth's iconic "someBODY once told me." Smash Mouth's "All Star" became an absolute banger, constantly resurfacing through memes and remixes. And their cover of the Monkees' "I'm a Believer" sweetly accompanies Shrek and Fiona through their swamp wedding as they party with the rest of the fairytale creatures.

SEE ALSO: Smash Mouth totally nailed International Women's Day with this very mediocre art Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Teen hacks Apple and stashes files in folder named 'hacky hack hack'

Mashable - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 01:21

Ah, teens.  

Smart enough to hack into the most valuable company in the world, not smart enough to hide their stolen files anywhere other than a folder named "hacky hack hack."

SEE ALSO: The 5 most obvious Apple references in Pixar films

A teenager in Melbourne pleaded guilty after hacking into Apple's corporate computer network, where he accessed customer files and downloaded 90 GB of data. 

Apple noticed the breach and contacted the FBI, which notified the Australian Federal Police, according to The Age. Law enforcement raided the teen's home and found two Apple laptops with serial numbers that matched those on the devices used in the hack.  Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Remember the driver disguised as a car seat? That helped Ford develop a self-driving 'language.'

Mashable - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 01:18

That man who dressed as a car seat to make it look like he was in a self-driving car last year was, in fact, not a terrible Halloween costume, but part of a study for Ford's self-driving cars. 

At the time, pesky reporters quickly uncovered that the disguised driver was with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Now we also know that that covert driving attire was to help Ford's self-driving car team shape a "common language" for cars to "talk" to pedestrians and other people on the road.

That's not a car seat, that's a man!

Image: ford

This all came out this week when Ford released its self-driving safety report, in which it explained how the "simulated" autonomous experiences with the disguised driver in a seat suit led to its windshield light bar, which lights up with different patterns to show what it the car is doing. A back-and-forth white light means the car is yielding. When the car is about to go, the white light quickly blinks. Ford said it's trying to find a way to communicate that doesn't use text. Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Chinese hackers targeted U.S. firms, government after trade mission: researchers

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 01:17
Hackers operating from an elite Chinese university probed American companies and government departments for espionage opportunities following a U.S. trade delegation visit to China earlier this year, security researchers told Reuters.
Categories: Technology

Lawmakers want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 01:04
Vaping rules should be relaxed to allow the promotion of e-cigarettes as tools to help tobacco smokers quit, British lawmakers said on Friday.
Categories: Health
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