These 15 unsung women in tech changed the world

April 5, 2018

Ladies make the (technological) world go 'round.Image: mashable/bob al-Greene The first programmers weren’t men, and the first computers weren’t machines. What they were, in both cases, were women. SEE ALSO: The female mentors making a difference in Silicon Valley Women’s many contributions to technology are frequently left out of the history books. But lately, that’s been changing — at least a little. Ada Lovelace, considered the first computer programmer and…

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BlackBerry just sued Facebook for patent infringement

April 5, 2018

New phone who dis?Image: lili sams/mashable BlackBerry is suing Facebook for patent infringement. The Canadian tech company — adored by Kim Kardashian and once the most cherished texting device available — has accused Facebook of improperly using its “mobile messaging intelligence” in social apps including WhatsApp and Instagram.  SEE ALSO: How to turn off Facebook’s new face recognition features But why now? According to BlackBerry, the company tried to work…

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Paul Ryan sold shares on same day as private briefing of banking crisis

April 5, 2018

Vice-presidential candidate denies he profited from a 2008 meeting with Fed chairman in which officials outlined fears for financial crisis Paul Ryan, Mitt Romneys vice-presidential running mate, sold stock in US banks on the same day he attended a confidential meeting where top level officials disclosed the sector was heading for a deep crisis. The congressman on Monday denied profiting from information gleaned from the meeting on 18 September 2008…

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Donald Trump May Have Broken The Law For The Dumbest Reason Possible!

April 5, 2018

Looks like Donald Trump might have driven himself into yet another legal mess — this time, for the dumbest, Trump-iest reason possible! It’s being reported that POTUS may have broken the law by ordering dozens of golf tee markers with the presidential seal of the United States on them. Related: Trump Might Be Looking To Fire Ivanka & Jared Kushner! However, ProPublica reported that an order form listed the customer…

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Someone made an amazing Craigslist job posting for a new Trump lawyer

April 4, 2018

This man needs help.Image: Getty Images President Donald Trump is currently short on attorney, and since it looks like he’s gonna need one (or two), an anonymous good Samaritan decided to put a job posting on Craigslist to help Trump out.  SEE ALSO: Donald Trump’s ‘pee tape’ controversy, explained Under the title, “SEEKING LEAD ATTORNEY FOR DIFFICULT CLIENT,” the listing, firs spotted by reporter Igor Bobic, puts the place of…

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You Can Now Track Where Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster Is In Space

April 4, 2018

A website called Where Is Roadster is tracking Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster in space. The site, which is not affiliated with SpaceX, estimates the car is more than 2 million miles from Earth. Musk cheekily tweeted about the site on Sunday, saying his car “must be parked around here somewhere.” Earlier this month, SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, that used Elon Musk’s very own Tesla…

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20 Tasty Things to Eat Right Now That Only Take Like 5 Minutes to Prepare

April 4, 2018

Everyone has to eat, and most people like to save money, but that’s no reason for you to be on the Cup-a-Noodle diet 24/7. Believe it or not, there are actually some very simple dishes out there that don’t require a bunch of time, a bunch of money, or a bunch of technical expertise. Here are 20 foods that are incredibly easy to make and super tasty to boot. Let’s start with…

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More Than 100 “Uncontacted” Tribes Exist In Total Isolation From Global Society

April 4, 2018

We are more connected today than at any time in our species’ history, yet isolated pockets of people still manage to live apart from globalized society. It’s impossible to know exactly how many such tribes exist. Organizations like Survival International, however, estimate that more than 100 are sprinkled around the globe. To call these people “uncontacted,” as they often are, is imprecise: It’s nearly impossible to completely avoid contact with…

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Where do the locals go in Istanbul?

April 4, 2018

Image: pixabay Istanbul has a special place in human history, sitting metaphorically and physically between the East and West. At one point it was the capital city of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and the key to trade and cultural dominance. Once called Constantinople, today Istanbul offers a glimpse into ancient history and modern sensibilities. Famous for its mix of ancient mosques and Cathedrals, textiles, and food, travellers can…

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Juelz Santana On The Run From Cops After Being Stopped Trying To Get A Gun Past Airport Security

April 4, 2018

This is not a good look for Juelz Santana, who is officially now a fugitive from justice. The rapper/actor went to Newark Liberty International Airport at some point on Friday afternoon — with a gun — and when TSA screeners found the weapon in his luggage, Santana made a run for it! As of Saturday morning, Newark police and the Port Authority PD are both still looking for Santana, and…

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This Is What Happens When One Company Owns Dozens of Local News Stations

April 4, 2018

Sinclair Broadcast Group is the largest owner of television stations in the United States, currently owning or operating a total of 173 stations across the country (233 after all currently proposed sales are approved) in nearly 80 markets, ranging from markets as large as Washington, D.C. to as small as Steubenville, Ohio. According to the New York Times: Sinclair regularly sends video segments to the stations it owns. These are…

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Bose is carving out $50 million for startups using its new audio-focused AR tech

April 4, 2018

The high-end audio technology company Bose is getting into the augmented reality game with a new product and a $50 million fund devoted to startups that will develop services for its new platform. While most of the industry is focused on a visually augmented experience, Bose is most concerned with the intersection of sound and vision. The Bose AR prototype, which was unveiled at South by Southwest in Austin this year,…

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Here’s What Popular Dog Breeds Looked Like Before And After 100 Years Of Breeding

April 4, 2018

Dogs have been our furry companions for thousands of years, but they didn’t always look the way they do today. Many well-known breeds have changed a lot physically in the last century, thanks to humans. By identifying specific traits — such as size, coat color, and demeanor — and allowing only those animals to mate, we’ve created at least 167 different “breeds,” or groups of dogs with unique physical and mental…

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Dropbox finishes up 36% on first day of trading

April 4, 2018

Dropbox was off to the races on its first day as a public company. After pricing above the range at $21 per share, raising $756 million, Dropbox kicked off its first day soaring to $31.60, and closing the day at $28.48. This is up almost 36 percent. It’s surely a sign of public investor enthusiasm for the cloud storage business, which had initially hoped to price its IPO between $16…

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Bizarre And Unsettling Faceless Toad Discovered Hopping Around Connecticut

April 3, 2018

A couple of years ago, in the forests of Connecticut, a team of zoologists were searching for newts. On one particular day, what caught their eye was not a newt, but a toad. A toad without a face. Yep, you read that right, they found a toad without a face. Like a horror remake of The Wind in the Willows. While the research team were minding their own business, an…

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