Instagram won't say why teen's dead body still shows up in profile pics despite image blocking tech - 5時間前  Mashable!

Instagram is taking steps to block users from posting horrific photos of a teen's body after her brutal murder, but the platform's filters seem to have blind spots: profile pictures and videos. Days after heavy backlash for not taking down gruesome photos of Bianca Devins' body quickly enough, Instagram still struggles to get a handle on content moderation. The upsetting situation is another example of social media companies being ill-prepared to keep up with widespread platform abuse. Known on Instagram as @escty, Devins was a 17-year-old e-girl who was popular on 4chan and ran a server on Di...more
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Congressman implies Facebook's Libra is a 'shitcoin' - 6時間前  Mashable!

Congressman Warren Davidson really wants to talk about shitcoins. The representative from Ohio took pains Wednesday to make that clear during a congressional hearing examining the potential ramifications of Facebook's proposed Libra digital currency. Over the course of the hearing, Davidson highlighted all the perceived benefits of bitcoin and laid out how "shitcoin" — like, he implied, Libra — fundamentally differ. In questioning Meltem Demirors, CoinShares' chief strategy officer, Davidson first introduced his likely befuddled colleagues to the crypto term of art.  "A lot of...more
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Pornhub says searches for aliens and Area 51 are out of this world - 10時間前  Mashable!

There's a whole lot of talk about aliens on the internet right now, and it's even driving people to go hunting for extraterrestrials on the web's biggest adult video website, Pornhub. In wake of the viral Facebook event about storming Area 51 began making the rounds earlier in July, searches for both Area 51 and aliens have spiked on Pornhub, according to the site's internal analytics team. Since July 12, searches for Area 51 have taken off like a rocket to Mars. Between July 12 and July 16, there have been more than 160,000 total searches with nearly 59,000 searches logged on Tuesday, July 16...more
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This historic naval machine shop in Brooklyn is now a high-tech center for innovation — Future Blink - 11時間前  Mashable!

The New Lab is an 85,000 sq ft building covering four different floors and over 600 entrepreneurs. It is located in the iconic Brooklyn Navy Yard. Read more...More about Startups, History, Mashable Video, Buildings Architecture, and Brooklyn
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Tumi hardside luggage is on sale on Amazon: Save $206 on a new carry-on - 11時間前  Mashable!

TL;DR: This high-end hardside suitcase makes a great carry-on, and you can get it from Amazon today for just $469 — 31% off its suggested retail price. With Prime Day officially over, Amazon wants to send you off in style. The retail giant is currently featuring a post-"parade of deals" discount on a carry-on suitcase made by the the luxury travel brand Tumi, marking it down by more than 30% to save you a casual $206. (If you're planning on putting your Prime Day savings towards a last-minute summer getaway, this is a deal that you maybe, probably shouldn't miss.) SEE ALSO: Best ca...more
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Snow cannons can stabilize melting Antarctic ice shelves, physicists say - 13時間前  Mashable!

West Antarctica is an ominous place.  In this exceptionally remote region, ice is breaking off into the sea faster than it's naturally replenished by snowfall. Massive icebergs — recently one five times the size of Manhattan — have broken off into the ocean more frequently since 2001. This is bad. As West Antartica's ice shelves — the ends of great glaciers that float over the ocean — continue snapping off, eventually they'll lose the critical point at which they're grounded to the ocean floor, resulting in their collapse. Critically, these grounded ice shelves act...more
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Mystery box shows up in random places to help people thinking about suicide - 13時間前  Mashable!

The blue boxes bear only a graphic of a white anchor. If you found one on the street, it might look like packaging from a store with a nautical theme. But upon lifting upon the lid, you'll see a message: "This is for you. This is my gift to you. If any of these words describe how you're feeling, then this box is for you. Lost. Hopeless. Suicidal." Ali Borowsky, founder of the small, grassroots nonprofit organization Find Your Anchor, has placed inside the box, among other items, a list of suicide prevention resources, posters with hopeful messages, a deck of cards titled "52+ Reasons to Live,"...more
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A pickup truck emoji may be on its way - 14時間前  Mashable!

The emoji, displayed and created by Ford, was proposed for the 2020 additions to the emoji keyboard.Read more here. Read more...More about Tech, Iphone, Smartphones, Mashable Video, and Emoji
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Controversial search engine Dragonfly has been ‘terminated,’ Google exec claims - 14時間前  Mashable!

This was a step away from another exec’s December 2018 statements that Google didn’t have plans to launch a search product in China “right now.” Dragonfly was criticized for the privacy, censorship, and human rights concerns it may have caused.Read more here. Read more...More about Tech, Google, China, Mashable Video, and Dragonfly
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Vizio D-Series TVs are on sale for up to $250 off at Walmart - 15時間前  Mashable!

TL;DR: Walmart has slashed the prices of several Vizio D-Series TVs by as much as $250 as part of its ongoing Big Save sale. Get the one you see above for just $110, for example! So, you've found yourself in a bit of a pickle. You desperately need to buy a new TV before you head off to college — Grey's Anatomy isn't going to watch itself, after all — but you're on a budget, and you missed out on Amazon's Prime Day discounts. (In your defense, some of those Lightning deals were scooped up before we could even click "Add to Cart.") Don't go into panic mode just yet, because Walmart'...more
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FaceApp clones are also going viral, you should still be careful - 5時間前  Mashable!

There's never been a better time to develop apps that can transform your lame selfies into senior citizen glamour shots.  The popularity of the viral FaceApp, and perhaps the ensuing backlash against it, has boosted a number of other, lesser-known apps into the top ranks of the App Store and Google Play. Three of Apple's top ten free apps are face-changing apps, as well as its number one paid app. In Google's Play Store, where FaceApp also holds the top spot, face-aging apps have also broken into the top ranks. SEE ALSO: What you need to know about viral FaceApp's privacy policy The sudde...more
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Facebook's Libra is so shady it actually united Congress - 10時間前  Mashable!

For the second day in a row, Republican and Democratic lawmakers slammed Facebook over its digital currency, Libra.  Members of the House Committee on Financial Services backed the message of their Senate colleagues from yesterday: they don’t trust Facebook. Rep. Maxine Waters opened the hearing by blasting Facebook’s “pattern of failing to keep consumer data private on a scale similar to Equifax" and said that if Libra launches, "the company and its partners will yield immense economic power that could destabilize currencies.” Libra is a blockchain-based digital c...more
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This backpack umbrella lets you walk hands-free in the rain — Future Blink - 10時間前  Mashable!

Designed by Emiel Noorlander, the "Automatic Opening Umbrella" was designed so you wouldn't have to hold an umbrella. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Future Blink, Tech, and Climate Environment
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Hundreds of drones light up Kennedy Space Center for moon landing tribute - 11時間前  Mashable!

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Google Maps makes life easier for people who want to ride bikes (but don't own one) - 12時間前  Mashable!

The Google Maps app is packed with information about restaurants, bus schedules, and now bike-shares. Starting Wednesday, the app will show information about bicycle availability at stations in real-time in 24 cities. It will also show how many empty slots there are to drop off a bicycle. New York City CitiBike users have had this feature for the past year.  Bike-sharing info is now in the Google Maps app.Image: google Last year, Google Maps started listing Lime availability, and later expanded to include more of the company's scooter listings.  SEE ALSO: New app shows you all...more
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Hey Upper East Siders, 'Gossip Girl' is coming back for a sequel series - 13時間前  Mashable!

Pull on your primary colored stockings, grab your Fendi bag, and slap your headbands on, Upper East Siders — Gossip Girl is coming back to television. The Hollywood Reporter announced that the original Gossip Girl creators team of Joshua Safran, Stephanie Savage, and Josh Schwartz are re-joining forces to write an "update" series on HBO Max that picks up with a new generation of privileged New York City teens, and a (probably) new Gossip Girl.  While there's no information on the plot of the series or if any OG characters will make an appearance on the show, the logline published in...more
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Elon Musk hopes to have brain-reading ‘threads’ available by 2020 - 14時間前  Mashable!

These threads are covered in electrodes and inserted into the brain next to neurons and synapses. The results could allow humans to "merge" with artificial intelligence.Read more here. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Artificial Intelligence, Elon Musk, and Brain Research
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Bitcoin drops below $10,000 as Libra enters the fold - 14時間前  Mashable!

The cryptocurrency reached a low of $9,214. With Libra, a Facebook-owned cryptocurrency, entering the ring, many are pointing to the criticism Facebook and cryptocurrencies in general are facing as a potential reason behind the decline.Read more here. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Bitcoin, Libra, and Cryptocurrency
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How is everyone feeling about the all-crust pizza that Jadakiss allegedly orders? - 15時間前  Mashable!

Jadakiss is a man ahead of the times, and his go-to pizza order proves it. For those who aren't up-to-date with the latest pizza news, it was recently announced that Villa Italian Kitchen (the chain known for that gender reveal lasagna) will begin serving "Just the Crusts," aka a single slice pizza box filled with just crust, because I guess it's some people's favorite part of the pie.  Sounds innovative, right? Well, not entirely. According to Cuts & Slices, a pizza place in Brooklyn, rapper Jadakiss has been requesting a crust-only pizza for quite some time now. A year, actually! Th...more
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Ridiculous 'Super Mario Maker 2' level sparks memes about avoiding things in life - 16時間前  Mashable!

Life is a lot like Super Mario Maker 2 — a host of people creating endlessly frustrating situations for  you to navigate through, often times unsuccessfully.  But sometimes, you jump through life's obstacles with ease and avoid potential catastrophe, however harrowing your anxiety might be. First of all, congrats! Second of all, Super Mario Maker 2 has the perfect level for you!  If you're not usually a button masher, Super Mario Maker 2 is a game that lets you mess around with the 2D world of our favorite jumpsuit-clad plumber (and his less appreciated brother) and design...more
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