Why Orwell's '1984' is more prophetic than ever in 2019 - 59分前  Mashable

This article has been published to coincide with Episode Four of Mashable's new podcast, Fiction Predictions. Listen here. George Orwell's 1984 turns 70 this June, yet it feels more prophetic than ever. Its tale of a future in which a totalitarian regime has assumed full control over an individual's body and mind strikes a nerve in a world where privacy and truth seem constantly under threat.  SEE ALSO: This 18th century prison design predicted the rise of our surveillance society 1984 is, in many ways, a handbook for future generations. A warning about the power of surveillance to mould...more
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Square is starting to process payments from CBD companies - 1日前  Mashable

CBD seems to be everywhere lately, appearing as an ingredient in everything from dog treatments to fast food burgers. However, at least one payment processing service hadn't caught up to the trend — until now. The financial services company Square has started a pilot program to accept payments for select CBD products, according to Forbes. A Square spokesperson called it an "invite-only beta" in a statement to Mashable, but didn't provide specifics beyond that.  Square's support website specifically calls out marijuana and "related products" as things it won't sell because they are n...more
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Eero mesh WiFi systems are 20% off at Amazon - 2日前  Mashable

You have enough annoyances in your life, spotty WiFi shouldn’t be one of them. Mesh WiFi systems have changed the way internet access is delivered by having multiple devices communicate throughout your home for fuller coverage. These systems replace the need for traditional routers and reduce blackout areas. Eero is a top brand in Mesh WiFi systems (though it was recently bought by Amazon, which ignited some controversy). The Amazon buyout made millionaires even richer, but you can get a tiny taste of that feeling because Eero WiFi systems are on sale for 20% off at Amazon. (OK, we know ...more
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'Game of Thrones' Weekly: There are no big conversations ahead of the last episode - 4日前  Mashable

Game of Thrones ends tonight, May 19. After eight seasons, we've reached the last episode ever. Why is there so little to talk about? It's fair to say that Season 8 has not gone very well, whether you're a fan or someone with a professional connection to the show. Fans expected more from what has until the past two seasons been a deeply layered story of court intrigue and bloody revenge. And while we don't know what HBO and company expected, it certainly wasn't..this. The sense of disappointment has upended a fan community that has been propelled for almost a decade by a commitment to crafting...more
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The real Captain Marvel trained Brie Larson for her ground-breaking role — Supporting Players - 8日前  Mashable

Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt started flying fighter planes before many people believed a woman could. We talked to the general about training Brie Larson for Captain Marvel. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Captain Marvel, Air Force, Supporting Players, and Entertainment
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The Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 is on sale for $30 off - 8日前  Mashable

With the Jonas Brothers, Tyler the Creator,  Lana Del Rey, and more all set to release music this summer (plus the BTS and Halsey song that will never die) you're gonna want (need) a speaker that can be brought with you everywhere. Ultimate Ears is the brand to buy when it comes to durability and portability, immediately recognizable by the sleek cylindrical shape that offers 360-degree sound. You were probably already considering buying one, so here's your sign: The Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 is on sale for $30 off at Amazon, making it just $169.99. With Prime shipping. Oh yeah. SEE ALSO: ...more
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MacBook Air, iPads, Chromebook, Razer, and more great tech deals this week - 10日前  Mashable

Still reeling from that divisive, heart-wrenching episode of Game of Thrones? We are too, and if you’re not quite sure how to pick yourself up and get back into shape for this week, we have a suggestion: Some good old-fashioned retail therapy.  Sometimes, it really is the best cure.  SEE ALSO: 8 of the best laptop backpacks, based on customer reviews Some might spring for a new wardrobe, a brand-new kitchen appliance, or maybe even a fancy pair of Bluetooth headphones — but this week, we’re feeling laptops and tablets. And coincidentally, a lot of killer options are...more
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Watch a pastry chef try to recreate Almond Joys and almost break over coconuts - 14日前  Mashable

Claire Saffitz, the fearless pastry chef of Bon Appétit, appears to have broken once again. This time, it was over an attempt to make Almond Joys. This time, the experienced chef tried tackling the tropical gluten-free treat. While deliberating between ways to use coconut, a small fire started on the stove behind her. There's a delightful camera zoom at 10:25. From experimenting with prepackaged shredded coconut to getting innocent bystanders to crack open a fresh one for her, Saffitz went above and beyond to nail down Almond Joy's signature sweet coconut filling. After making a coconut p...more
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Netgear Orbi, Arlo Pro 2, Instant Pot, and more deals for May 24 - 2時間前  Mashable

Want a sleek looking WiFi system to eliminate dead spots in your home? Search no more, the Netgear Orbi offers a modern design and will bring the wow factor to your home. You can bag yourself a massive 30% saving on buying a renewed model today on Amazon. Don't worry, it is certified to look, and work like new, and has a 90-day warranty.  Looking for a quality security system that you can trust? The highly rated Netgear Arlo Pro 2 are on sale. Yes, you heard that right. You can buy the two camera kit for only $315.99, which is a whopping $164 saving, or if you need more coverage, then get...more
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Huawei losing ARM could ruin its plans to become top phone maker in the world - 1日前  Mashable

Huawei can't seem to catch a break. Following Google's recent Android ban and Qualcomm and Intel cutting ties with the Chinese company, more popular tech giants are following suit. Now, UK-based chip designer ARM has also suspended business with Huawei. Simply put: This is yet another major blow to Huawei that could really hamper the company's ability to produce future smartphones. SEE ALSO: Huawei gets temporary relief from its U.S. ban Here's what we know from earlier this week: Without a proper Android license, Huawei won't be able to release new phones with the Google Play Store and Google...more
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Save £150 on VyprVPN and get unlimited high-speed bandwidth - 2日前  Mashable

Everyone needs to stay protected online, and thankfully it's very easy to look after yourself with a VPN. These services ensure your privacy and security, meaning the Internet is a safe space for all your activities.  Everyone has a very different set of online requirements, so choosing the right VPN for you is not as straightforward as it might seem. Each provider has strengths and weaknesses, as well as different pricing structures. It can feel quite overwhelming to consider them all, but we are here to help. If you're a gamer and speed is your priority, VyprVPN should be top of your li...more
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Ariana Grande sued for posting photos of herself - 8日前  Mashable

According to TMZ, Grande is being sued by photographer Robert Barbera. Barbera claims the "7 rings" songstress posted his photos of her on Instagram without permission.  Read more...More about Instagram, Mashable Video, Ariana Grande, Sued, and Paparazzi
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YouTuber James Charles loses 3 million subscribers amid scandal - 8日前  Mashable

On May 10, fellow beauty YouTuber Tati Westbrook uploaded a 43-minute-long video detailing Charles’s inappropriate actions.  Read more...More about Youtube, Mashable Video, James Charles, Tati Westbrook, and Entertainment
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Disney's 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' debuts wicked first teaser - 10日前  Mashable

Everyone's favorite two-horned gatecrasher is back — and this time, she's ready to raise hell.  Maleficent: Mistress of Evil debuted its first teaser on Monday, revealing a wicked next chapter in Disney's villain origin story.  Picking up a few years after the events of Maleficent, the Angelina Jolie-starring saga is set to chronicle Maleficent's continued journey towards the dark side as she struggles to protect the creatures of the moors and sort out her ever so complicated relationship with Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning).  Based on the teaser, franchise fans can expect ...more
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Dyson's new V11 vacuum is more powerful *and* $100 off - 10日前  Mashable

Thanks for attending our weekly Dyson Fan Club meeting, y'all. Today's agenda: The Dyson V11. Just released in March 2019, the new V11 supposedly has 20% more suction than the V10 (which was already a really reliable vacuum). We were perfectly content just freaking out that it's finally on the market, so you can imagine our reaction to finding out that it's also on sale for $100 off at Amazon today.  We won't lie — a sale price of $599.99 is still hefty. But if you've been dealing with the same shitty vacuum for years and have been contemplating splurging on one from the Dyson line,...more
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