Shop this Gryphon wireless router sale

Mashable - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:00

Home is where the WiFi is. And when there's WiFi, there's a wireless router.

You never really think about your router unless your connection becomes unbearably spotty. In which case, you begrudgingly walk over to your router and toggle with its power button until your internet finally allows you to refresh your Instagram feed or continue your Netflix binge. And then proceed with your life without thinking about it again.

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But given that your wireless router is the lifeline of your internet, and the one device in which all your gadgets rely upon to get a connection, you ought to also consider the security it provides. Browsing the web with unsecured access leaves you and your family vulnerable to intruders — intruders that may take advantage of your personal data. Read more...

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Gain access to millions of books, audiobooks, magazines, and newspapers for an entire year

Mashable - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:00

We're living in the age of digital subscriptions. But between Netflix, Audible, Kindle, Amazon Prime, Spotify, and a host of other services you're currently paying recurring fees to, you might be draining your checking account more than you think. On top of that, you still have to shell out money for internet and data to just to be able to enjoy these services. All those little monthly payments add up to a couple of hundred dollars a year, and you probably don't even realize it.

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Luckily, you don't have to sacrifice entertainment to save moneyScribd is a massive library that's home to millions of books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and even sheet music. (Sheet music!) During this sale you can get a one-year subscription for only $85. Read more...

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Harry and Meghan are expecting a baby and yes we are screaming right now

Mashable - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:15

You can always rely on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to bring out some good news when everything else is burning down around us. 

And they've gone and done exactly that. This morning the royal couple announced on Twitter that they're expecting a baby in spring 2019. 

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And, yes we are screaming right now. 

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018

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7 of the most heart-crushingly sad moments from 'BoJack Horseman' Season 5

Mashable - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:30

Warning: Contains spoilers for BoJack Horseman Season 5.

BoJack Horseman is a funny and consistently entertaining show, but I'd be lying if I said those were the qualities I love most about it.

Nope: it's the heart-shredding poignancy I can't get enough of. Don't ask me why, but ever since I watched that crushingly sad episode of Futurama with Fry's dog Seymour, I've had a real soft spot for emotional cartoons.

And when it comes to animated animals tugging at your heartstrings, BoJack Horseman has some impressive form.

SEE ALSO: 11 times 'BoJack Horseman' gut-punched us right in the feels

Season 5 is no exception. From problematic parents to a giant floating balloon, these are some of the moments that hit me hardest... Read more...

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International aid saves 700 million lives but gains at risk: report

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:51
International aid financing and innovation has helped to save nearly 700 million lives in the past 25 years, but those gains could be lost if momentum and political will wane, global health experts said on Monday.
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Two 'Bachelor: Vietnam' contestants who fell in love on the show are now a couple

Mashable - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:07

When two contestants on The Bachelor: Vietnam fell in love and wanted to run away from the show together last month, there wasn't really a happily ever after — one contestant returned to the show.

But maybe now, they've found it.

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In an interview with NextShark, the show's producer Anh Tran said the contestants, Minh Thu and Truc Nhu, are now a couple.

"They left the show and have been together since. We delivered on our promise that two people would find love," Tran told the publication.

In a clip that went viral, contestant Minh Thu was left without a rose from the show's Bachelor, Quoc Trung.  Read more...

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Geek Trivia: What Popular 1980s Computer Game Blatantly Ripped Off Super Mario Bros?

How-To Geek - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:02
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Reporting an Incident

Bad guys are very persistent, eventually anyone can make a mistake. If a phone call from the "Help Desk" doesn't sound quite right, if an email seems suspicious or if a program you installed starts acting funny, ask for help! In addition, perhaps you lost a work laptop or a USB drive. The sooner you report an incident, the sooner we can help resolve the problem.
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U.S. Embassy apologises after cat picture mistakenly sent out

Mashable - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 06:28

We'd never get you to say sorry for sending an adorable cat picture.

But the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia has apologised on behalf of the Department of State who did just that, accidentally sending a test email featuring a photo of a cat dressed in a Cookie Monster costume.

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According to the Australian Associated Press, the photo was was titled "cat pajama-jam" and was sent within an email titled "meeting," as part of a fake meeting invitation sent by the Department of State to recipients.

It's been described as a "training error," and at least the U.S. Embassy saw the humour in it. Read more...

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Trump tells '60 Minutes' that climate change will 'change back again'

Mashable - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 03:55

In a seemingly rare instance, Donald Trump was pressed about his views on climate change on Sunday in an interview with 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl.

Although Trump stepped back from his previous claims that climate change is a hoax, he stopped short of acknowledging that it is a manmade problem, and claimed that global warming will somehow reverse.

SEE ALSO: The most damning conclusions from the UN's special climate change report

"I think something's happening. Something's changing and it'll change back again. I don't think it's a hoax, I think there's probably a difference," he told the program.  Read more...

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Riley Curry is growing up but still warming our hearts

Mashable - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 03:34

Riley Curry, daughter of NBA star Steph Curry and celebrity cook Ayesha Curry, may no longer be the delightful toddler interrupting her dad's press conferences, but she's still pretty darn adorable and capable of capturing our hearts.

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Cameras caught Riley, now six years old, throwing down some mean dance moves during the final preseason game for her dad's Golden State Warriors (a loss to the Lakers), proving that she's still got what it takes to be captivating. 

And judging by the reaction on social media, Riley still has what it takes to go viral.  Read more...

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China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Liaoning province

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 03:29
China's agriculture ministry said on Monday that 14 pigs have died in a fresh outbreak of African swine fever in the province of Liaoning.
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People are pissed that Sen. David Perdue snatched a student's phone

Mashable - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 03:01

Senator David Perdue snatched a Georgia Tech student's phone from their hands on Saturday, and people are pretty outraged.

When visiting the Atlanta campus to attend a campaign event for Republican gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp, Perdue was questioned by a GT member of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) about voter suppression in Georgia. 

SEE ALSO: Melania Trump believes she's the most bullied person in the world. Hmm.

Kemp has recently become the subject of scrutiny, after an Associated Press report indicated that 53,000 voter registrations are sitting in limbo within Kemp's office — most of these belong to black voters and other minorities.  Read more...

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The new 'Doctor Who' title sequence is a real trip

Mashable - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 02:00

For the eleventh series of Doctor Who, the beloved sci-fi show's title sequence has taken a trippier turn.

The latest season features Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, and she's landed with a shiny new theme and a kaleidoscopic title sequence — albeit missing the TARDIS whizzing around — which debuted on second episode "The Ghost Monument." 

The sequence is the work of a visual effects artist only known as John Smith, who made his own opening back in 2010 as a 16-year-old fan and posted it to YouTube.

"I had no idea what I was doing, but was so excited for Matt Smith’s first series that I decided to try what every Whovian-turned-VFX-Artist does at some point… making my own title sequence for the show," Smith wrote in a Facebook post. Read more...

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Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

Microsoft Kitchen - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 02:00
Flax seeds are usually found in home baking – they can be delicious scattered on scones, cakes or muffins, and can be added to breakfast cereals and granolas. As well as being a useful garnish, they’re also healthy too. Flax seeds are a very good source of omega 3 oils. These are usually found in […]

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Dilbert - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 01:59
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Dubai launches its self-driving taxi service

Mashable - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:46

It might not be flying taxis, but self-driving taxis on the road started test runs in Dubai on Sunday.

At the annual consumer electronics trade show Gitex, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority, or RTA, showed off its autonomous taxi service.

Launching the test run of the first ‘Autonomous Taxi’ in #GITEX2018. For more details about our initiatives, visit our stand S2C1 at Sheikh Saeed Hall in the Dubai World Trade

— RTA (@RTA_Dubai) October 13, 2018

The driverless car service kicked off at the show and will run for the next three months in select parts of the city, according to transportation officialsRead more...

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Giant escaped pig lured back to his California home with help from Doritos

Mashable - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:44

Giant pigs aren't exactly a common sight on the streets of southern California. But when one started tromping around in San Bernadino, local police came up with a solution that was equal parts ingenious and delicious.


The popular flavored tortilla chips turned out to be a very effective lure when it came to convincing the pig that it was time to return home. The San Bernadino County sheriff's office even documented the extremely scientific pig wrangling on Instagram.

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Well if this doesn’t go on the list of unusual calls... 🐖 Highland Station received a call reference a pig "the size of a mini horse" 🐷🐴 running around the neighborhood. Deputy Ponce and Deputy Berg found him and due to previous calls, knew where he lived. They lured him back home with @Doritos one of our deputies had in her lunch bag 😋. They made a trail and he followed. “We were able to put him back in and secure the gate. It was fun!” said Deputy Ponce. Crime fighting to safely securing a mini horse sized pig, we do it all 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♂️ Read more...

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Peugeot says self-driving cars like its e-Legend can be more than sci-fi pods

Mashable - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 21:51

French car maker Peugeot doesn't think the future of self-driving cars has to look like sci-fi-inspired pods. 

Instead, a design executive said this week he thinks car design could even be pleasant and alluring, since "there’s a danger the future might be very robotic and might lack soul."

SEE ALSO: Here's the electric Jaguar that Waymo wants to turn into a self-driving car

Peugeot introduced its own vision of future car design at the Paris Auto Show, which wraps up Sunday. The e-Legend is an electric, autonomous concept vehicle. Its design comes from vintage cars as an ironic twist on its driverless capabilities. Read more...

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Tesla's been in 'production hell,' but it finally hit 100,000 Model 3s sold — and in record time

Mashable - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 20:03

Tesla is catching up.

The electric car maker has been long struggling to keep up with car orders for its newest electric sedan, the Model 3, but this week it hit a major milestone: 100,000 of the cars produced.

That number came in after barely a year and a half after Tesla started producing the car. Its sedan Model S and SUV Model X didn't come close to that type of production number in that amount of time.

SEE ALSO: Tesla's first safety report claims drivers on Autopilot are safer, but lacks detail

The achievement comes after a rough "production hell" year with Tesla missing its goals and hitting several roadblocks. Tesla overall pretty much caught up to Mercedes-Benz in third-quarter sales, according to MarketWatch. That's 64,727 Teslas sold compared to 66,542 Mercedes vehicles. Tesla has its Model X and Model S, along with the more affordable Model 3. Read more...

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