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Remember that time time Fox News said Mister Rogers was 'evil'?

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:37

"This evil, evil man has now ruined a generation of kids."

That's how the folks of Fox and Friends once described Mister Rogers. 

In a 2007 clip from the show, the show hosts go on a tirade claiming the man behind Mister Rogers Neighborhood managed to "discount" hard work by telling children that they were special, and have therefore "ruined" kids by making them entitled. Their bold commentary has resurfaced following the critically acclaimed release of Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Considering the positive impact that Rogers had on children who grew up watching his public television show, it's an amusing smear campaign to watch years later — and thankfully, it hasn't hurt his legacy one bit. Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Shop these wireless earbuds that are all cheaper than Apple's AirPods

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:30

AirPods were a runaway hit for Apple and a great first leap into true wireless tech. But as is typical with Apple products, AirPods carry a lofty price tag and a narrow feature set. 

SEE ALSO: These are the best noise-cancelling headphones

Other headphone manufacturers have already caught up to Apple’s innovations, and have made some advances of their own. If you want to find a low-cost alternative to AirPods, look no further. We've collected three of our favorites here, all priced considerably lower than their Apple competitors.

1. Cresuer Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds — 57% off

Save 57% on Cresuer Touchwave Bluetooth earbuds.

Image: Cresuer Read more...

More about Wireless Earbuds, Bluetooth, Mashable Shopping, Shopping List, and Shopping Stackcommerce
Categories: IT General, Technology

Amazon sells Australians a way to beat geoblock with Prime

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:26
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc began offering its paid subscription service in Australia on Tuesday, wooing premium users with a way around the geoblock on its offshore websites that has drawn criticism in the world's 12th-biggest economy.
Categories: Technology

How to Save a Microsoft Word Document as a Web Page

How-To Geek - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:24
You may not think of Word as a tool for designing web pages, and that’s okay—it’s really not very good at it, anyway. But, if you have an existing Word document that you need to turn into a web page for whatever reason, Word has you covered with some built-in tools.
Categories: IT General, Technology

Homeland Security secretary gets shredded on Twitter after she lies about policy that separates families at border

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:12

As the debate rages on about the Trump administration's horrific policy of separating undocumented parents from their children as they attempt to cross the border between the United States and Mexico, the fight between officials and lawmakers has spilled over onto social media.

One tweet, in particular, from Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen, has served as a flashpoint. She tweeted on Sunday that the DHS doesn't "have a policy of separating families at the border. Period." 

We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period.

— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) June 17, 2018 Read more...

More about Donald Trump, Immigration, Border, Kristjen Nielsen, and Culture
Categories: IT General, Technology

Amazon to add over 1,000 jobs in Ireland in country's biggest staff boost this year

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:56
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Amazon will add more than 1,000 new jobs in Ireland over the next two years, the U.S. online retail giant said on Monday, taking its workforce to more than 3,500 in a country that continues to be a magnet for major technology firms.
Categories: Technology

Amazon deals for June 18: Dyson cordless vacuums, Echo Dot, and Fire HD 8 Tablets for free (with purchase of a baby monitor)

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:41

Happy Monday! There are some amazing Gold Box Deals on Amazon today for all your household, kitchen, skin and hair care, daily planning, and electronic needs. Start your week off right with these deals below.

SEE ALSO: Dell is letting you take an *extra* $150 off the Inspiron 15 7000 laptop with this coupon code

Mayfair Linen has a good deal on 600 Thread Count 100% Cotton Sheets with 55% off in savings, while the Dyson V6 Origin Cordless Stick Vacuum is on sale for only $179.99. In the kitchen, HomeHero has 23% off on a 23-piece kitchen utensil set, while you can save 58% on pre-seasoned cast iron skillets from Cuisinel. Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

China's Huawei rebuts Australian security concerns amid Sino-Canberra tensions

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:34
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies refuted Australian claims it poses a security risk, calling the criticism "ill-informed" in an open letter on Monday that threatens to inflame already heightened Sino-Canberra tensions.
Categories: Technology

You can thank this cool grandma for Mexico's big World Cup win

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:32

We are sure the players on Mexico's soccer team are "talented" and "skilled athletes," but they really owe their earthquake-inducing win on Sunday to one grandmother.

Willy Gonzalez of El Paso, Texas, watched the game on TV with his family, and he saw it all go down. During the national anthem, Willy's mother blessed each Mexican player as they appeared onscreen. Later, the team won a stunning victory over Germany.

Coincidence? Nope!

SEE ALSO: 12 kick-ass soccer movies to watch instead of the World Cup

"This is the real reason Mexico won today!! My mom," Willy wrote.

Gonzalez's niece Paola also posted a version of the clip on Twitter, where it's been faved nearly 600,000 times.  Read more...

More about Soccer, Viral Videos, World Cup, Culture, and Sports
Categories: IT General, Technology

Will the Alarm Work if Your Android Phone is Off or On Do Not Disturb?

How-To Geek - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:00
It may be silly to assume that your alarm will still work if your phone is off, but a lot of phones actually used to work this way. In fact, some Android devices still do.
Categories: IT General, Technology

Fan's photo with Jason Momoa goes viral for obvious reasons

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:05

Any photo with Jason Momoa in it is already a cool photo — but the one below is on a whole other level.

SEE ALSO: Help, Jason Momoa is wet in new 'Aquaman' pictures

Reddit user twoforjoy recently shared an image she'd had taken with the Justice League star at Denver Comic Con.

"I told my husband I wanted a picture alone with Jason Momoa," she wrote, "but he wasn't comfortable with that."

This was the end result:

Truly a special photo.

Apparently Momoa was a fan of how it turned out, too.

Comment from discussion twoforjoy's comment from discussion "I told my husband I wanted a picture alone with Jason Momoa, but he wasn't comfortable with that. [x-post from r/pics]". Read more...

More about Jason Momoa, Comic Con, Culture, and Celebrities
Categories: IT General, Technology

Which Game Console Is the Best Home Entertainment System?

How-To Geek - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:00

You buy a gaming console to play games, but then it ends up being a centerpiece of your home theater.

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Categories: IT General, Technology

What is a UV Filter and Do You Need it to Protect Your Camera Lens?

How-To Geek - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:00
A UV filter is a glass filter that attaches to the front of your camera lens and blocks ultraviolet rays. They used to be necessary for film photography, but now most photographers use them to protect their lenses.
Categories: IT General, Technology

Apple to add life-saving new feature in iOS 12

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:50

People who call 911 from their iPhone will be able to automatically share their exact location with first responders, Apple announced on Monday. 

The feature, which will only be available to users in the U.S. at launch, is slated to become available later this year with the launch of iOS 12. 

SEE ALSO: iOS 12 fixes the iPhone X's horrible screenshot problem

To enable this new feature, Apple is using its HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location) technology, launched in 2015, which estimates the caller's location using a variety of sources, including cell towers as well as GPS and Wi-Fi access point data. Apple will also use technology from emergency technology company RapidSOS to share HELO location data with 911 centers.  Read more...

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UK PM May's healthcare funding rise wins broad cabinet support: spokesman

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:39
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's pledge to increase healthcare funding by 20 billion pounds ($26.51 billion) won broad approval from her cabinet of top ministers on Monday, her spokesman said.
Categories: Health

Man casually rocks up to 'Incredibles 2' dressed as Frozone, yells the perfect quote

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:33

Not all heroes wear capes, and the guy in the video below is most definitely a hero.

SEE ALSO: Critics really like, but don't really love 'Incredibles 2'

On Saturday, to commemorate the launch of Incredibles 2, Twitter user @DDLSNARE from Huntsville, Texas, went to a screening of the film dressed as Frozone.

Here he is arriving in undeniable style:

Here's another angle on that entrance:

I was right behind you!! pic.twitter.com/EE13WkLdlA

— Niyah Rios (@NiyahRios) June 16, 2018

He followed the video up with some pics from his visit.

And some pics😂😂❄️❄️ pic.twitter.com/8ZqW1ntOlK

— Frozone❄️❄️❄️ (@DDLSNARE) June 16, 2018 Read more...

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Israel's DreaMed gets FDA ok for diabetes management software

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:31
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's DreaMed Diabetes said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved for marketing its Advisor Pro software to help manage diabetes treatment.
Categories: Health

Saudi MERS outbreaks killed 23 over four months: WHO

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:09
GENEVA (Reuters) - Outbreaks of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) killed 23 people in Saudi Arabia between Jan. 21 and May 31 this year, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
Categories: Health

I'm a Slytherin on Twitter but a Hufflepuff on Instagram

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:00

This post is part of Me, online, Mashable's ongoing series digging into online identities.

I have a confession to make: I'm a Slytherin on Twitter. 

Yes, it's true. 

I'm a full-blown Ravenclaw in real life, and yet somehow, on Twitter, I code switch into the most Slytherin version of myself. 

I'm kind of mean, sort of conniving, and somewhat power-hungry in the way I keep track of my follower count. I also don't particularly care about being liked on Twitter as long as I'm respected, and I'm willing to call people out if they're being boneheaded in my timeline. 

SEE ALSO: Debate rages about whether saying you're a 'proud Slytherin' really makes you a Hufflepuff Read more...

More about Harry Potter, Slytherin, Identity, Gryffindor, and Hufflepuff
Categories: IT General, Technology

Behind flashy IPO of Japan's Mercari lies a thriving thrift economy

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:47
TOKYO (Reuters) - When flea market app Mercari makes its market debut on Tuesday, it will mark the appearance of one of Japan's rarest beasts: a tech unicorn.
Categories: Technology
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