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25 books and stationery items to gift your nerdy bookworm friends

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:45

Gift shopping for the holidays can be stressful, especially if you have no idea what to get the people who have particular tastes.

We all know someone who always keeps their nose in a book, whether it's with reading, writing, or planning ahead and with the holiday season here, it's the perfect opportunity to get them something they'll enjoy.

SEE ALSO: 13 unique gifts that give back this holiday season

Whether they're into coming-of-age stories, romance, music, art, or poetry, there's something for all the book lovers.

Here are some gift suggestions for those cultured, creative, and organized people in your life. Read more...

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Someone saw 'Bee Movie' 357 times this year because everybody needs a hobby

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:38

You won't beelieve how much some people love Bee Movie.

One person is such a fan that, according to Netflix, they saw it 357 times in a single year. 

SEE ALSO: Public binging on Netflix is more popular than you think

That standout statistic comes from Netflix's annual "Year in Review" report (via Business Insider), which looks at viewership data compiled between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017.

The streaming service doesn't say whether this UK-based subscriber spread out their Bee Movie love, viewing it about once per day, or just binged it for three and a half weeks straight. 

SEE ALSO: Someone watched 'Pirates of the Caribbean' on Netflix 365 days in a row Read more...

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UBS leads blockchain data reporting pilot ahead of new EU rules

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:37
ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial companies led by Swiss bank UBS are testing a blockchain platform to help them comply with new European Union trade data standards due to come into force next year.
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CanniMed asks Canadian regulators to intervene in hostile Aurora bid

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:35
(Reuters) - Medical marijuana company CanniMed Therapeutics Inc has asked Canadian regulators to intervene as it seeks to prevent a hostile takeover by bigger rival Aurora Cannabis Inc.
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Newly minted bitcoin futures indicate more modest growth ahead

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:35
NEW YORK/SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) - Newly launched bitcoin futures indicated on Monday that financial markets expect the cryptocurrency to climb further but at a far slower rate than in recent weeks as warnings of a bubble grew.
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Hackers hit major ATM network after U.S., Russian bank breaches: report

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:32
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A previously undetected group of Russian-language hackers silently stole nearly $10 million from at least 18 mostly U.S. and Russian banks in recent years by targeting interbank transfer systems, a Moscow-based security firm said on Monday.
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Uber's London license appeal to be heard next year

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:30
LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] will defend its right to operate in London in court next year after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its license in its most important European market.
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Mario Batali stepping down from his business after sexual misconduct accusations

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:28

Mario Batali is the latest man in power to face sexual misconduct allegations. 

The celebrity chef was exposed in a lengthy investigation by Eater published Monday morning in which four women come forward with their own stories of sexual assault and harassment against Batali. Because of the accusation, the chef is stepping down from his restaurant business and away from hosting ABC's "The Chew."

SEE ALSO: Celebrity chefs close restaurants in support of #ADayWithoutImmigrants

In the report by Eater, the allegations include groping and various inappropriate behaviors that have allegedly spanned almost 20 years. Batali, who has currently stepped away from his businesses, did not deny the allegations.  Read more...

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Combine your love for Legos with your coffee obsession in one swoon-worthy mug

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:14

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If you're obsessed with coffee and you love Legos a bit more than the average adult should —isn't that everyone? —then combine the best of both worlds with this awesome Lego coffee mug that's 20% off.

SEE ALSO: This R2-D2 coffee press is out of this world

The Build-On Brick Mug features toy brick-friendly surfaces that are compatible with Legos, MegaBloks, PixelBlocks, KRE-O, and K'Nex pieces so you can decorate your mug however you like. And if your boss catches you building on your mug, you and just tell them that you're improving your morning productivity techniques. Read more...

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Someone watched 'Pirates of the Caribbean' on Netflix 365 days in a row

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:12

When you look back on 2017, remember that you were one of the millions of Netflix users who streamed more than a billion hours of TV and movies a week. You're a hero!

Netflix shared its year-in-review on Monday, revealing that Mexico, Canada, and Peru are the top bingeing streaming nations (streaming Olympics, anyone?), that American Vandal swept not only the U.S. but the world, and that nothing brings families together like chasing down a demogorgon (a.k.a. watching Stranger Things). 

SEE ALSO: Public binging on Netflix is more popular than you think

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60,000 viewer responses were used to collect data, representing adults across 32 countries. Eligible shows and movies had to air between Nov. 1, 2016 and Nov. 1, 2017. Interestingly, the most popular viewing days of the year were right at the beginning; Jan. 1 worldwide and Jan. 2 in the U.S. Even people in Antarctica – well, a person in Antarctica – binged Netflix in the past year, and one person watched the first Pirates of the Caribbean every single day.  Read more...

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Elliott says chipmaker NXP worth 23 percent more than Qualcomm's offer

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:09
(Reuters) - Activist investor Elliott Management Corp said on Monday NXP Semiconductors NV is worth about 23 percent more than Qualcomm Inc's $38-billion offer to buy the chipmaker.
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10 most iconic 'Game of Thrones' moments in 2017

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:03

Those wintery winds of hiatus are blowing mighty strong across the plains of Westeros. Our supplies of patience are nearly depleted, and morale is low for the Game of Thrones fandom, with news that Season 8 might not reach our shores until 2019

But fear not, because we still have the whole of last season to rewatch, and what better time than during the holiday break? There were a lot of iconic moments in Season 7 that warrant revisiting, dissection, and just plain old appreciation. (The less said about Ed Sheeran, however, the better.)

SEE ALSO: 10 TV moments that made us ugly-cry in 2017

So please enjoy our collection of the most memorable moments of Game of Thrones Season 7, otherwise known as the season when winter got REAL. Read more...

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This device transforms your ordinary bicycle into an e-bike in seconds

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:58

Rubbee X is an e-drive that can turn almost any manual bicycle into an electric hybrid. The device is completely wireless and it can be attached and detached from the seat post in seconds. You can pre-order 'Rubbee X' by contributing to the Kickstarter campaign and prices start at around $350.  Read more...

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No chill Beyoncé shut down a probably chilled beer named after her

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:55

Apparently the last thing you want to do is mess with Beyoncé. And the second last thing you want to do is name a beer after her. 

A Brooklyn Brewery was given a cease and desist letter recently to stop producing a Beyonce-inspired beer

Brooklyn's Lineup Brewing was selling Bïeryoncé - an German style beer that originated in October 2016 and returned this year after popular demand wanted more of it.

SEE ALSO: Beyoncé can't shop at Target in peace

Beyoncé has inspired a new German-style beer entitled Bïeryoncé! Check it out here: https://t.co/CrHnYBZWuj! pic.twitter.com/2evyng5EdE

— Beyoncé | FOTP (@FOTPBeyonceNews) December 8, 2017 Read more...

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'Walking Dead' pulls a 'Game of Thrones,' departs from comics with major character death

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:51

Warning: The following post contains spoilers for the most recent episode of The Walking Dead and the comics on which it is based.

In its final season, The Walking Dead is showing no mercy – but what else is new?

On Sunday night's episode, we learned that Carl Grimes took a severe bite to the abdomen and his death is imminent. Carl, played by Chandler Riggs, has been on the show since Season 1 – the only character besides Rick who's been around for that long. Riggs told The Hollywood Reporter that Carl is "definitely" at his end, halfway through Season 8.

SEE ALSO: Now we know who's crossing over from 'The Walking Dead' to 'Fear' Read more...

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Save nearly $200 on this HTC VR headset bundle in time for the holidays

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:34

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If you're in the middle of holiday shopping, then that means you've been scoping out some big deals on awesome stuff, and that includes this HTC Vive VR headset bundle for nearly $200 off.

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This special bundle of the day from Amazon includes three hot items. The first is the HTC VR System, which includes an immersive VR headset, a 360-degree controller, and a front-facing camera to keep your aware of your real-world surroundings as you play. This normally costs $599.

Image: HTC

The second is the VIVE Deluxe Audio Strap, which features adjustable padded earphones with 360-degree sound capabilities for a more immersive VR experience and normally goes for $100. Read more...

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John Boyega says 'The Last Jedi' will tell us 'exactly which way' the Finn/Poe relationship is going

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:32

There has been an awakening — have you felt it?

No, we're not talking about Rey's burgeoning Force powers; we mean the chemistry between Resistance fighter Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and rebel Stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega) — aka the pairing that the internet has affectionately dubbed "StormPilot." 

The ship that launched a thousand memes has been the talk of the interwebs since The Force Awakens, and Oscar Isaac recently stoked the fires by admitting that he's "very open to those possible storylines" that might see Poe in a same-sex relationship. But will we actually see any evidence of attraction on screen?  Read more...

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How to Turn Your Computer Into a DLNA Media Server

How-To Geek - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:24
Many boxes you plug into your TV, including the Roku, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and even some smart TVs themselves offer DLNA (“Digital Living Network Alliance”) streaming support. They can stream video files and music over the network from your PC—as long as you set up a DLNA server on the PC first.
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Christmas time means loads of sneaky cats getting stuck in trees

Mashable - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:19

'Tis the season to be a total jerk if you're a cat. Oh wait, that's ALL YEAR ROUND.

SEE ALSO: Upside down Christmas trees are trending, and the internet is outraged

People on Twitter have been sharing images of their feline pals clambering into their Christmas trees.

just caught my cat climbing up the Christmas tree hahahhaha pic.twitter.com/egcBS59jL1

— emma (@emseymourx) December 10, 2017

We told my cat we were decorating my Christmas tree, next thing you know, she is the decoration pic.twitter.com/n71lox074V

— Leila (@leila_leducxx) December 9, 2017

Every time the cat gets stuck in the christmas tree, I'm gonna take a photo. This time he meowed to be taken out, so I turned on the lights and started snapping pics. #catshaming pic.twitter.com/6I81yw2oej

— Punk&Spice Latte (@sch4) December 6, 2017 Read more...

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