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Viral hashtag uncovers stories of everyday racism people face in Australia

Australia's government will push for changes to its race hate laws, and the internet is far from pleased about it. Conservative politicians and pundits have long pushed for alterations to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, which protects p.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableMar 21st, 2017

How to change your email address without losing your friends

Think of all the places where your old email address resides, outside of your immediate control, waiting to give people plenty of false information. There are other people’s address books, old messages in people’s inboxes, websites that use yo.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News2 hr. 54 min. ago

Moonhack breaks a world record for kids coding, again

On Tuesday, 28,575 kids around Australia broke a world record by coding on the same day.  It was all for Moonhack, an event for ages 8 to 18 set up by Code Clubs Australia, a network of 1,950 volunteer-led, after-school coding clubs for children.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News3 hr. 10 min. ago

Alt-social network Gab booted from Google Play Store for hate speech

 Gab, the conservative social network that has acted as a haven for people banned from the usual platforms, has been removed from the Google Play Store for violating the company’s hate speech policy, the company announced on Twitter. Apple.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 34 min. ago

"Pivot to video" is not the death of words

The "pivot to video" is not the death of words.  It's not the death of journalism or a sign that people are abandoning everything that is right and good in the world. What it is, however, isn't much better. SEE ALSO: Facebook is turning up the h.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 42 min. ago

Hyundai looks to build a >300-mile-range electric car

More carmakers are looking toward electric vehicles as fuel cell falters. Enlarge / Signage for an electric car charging booth is displayed at Federation Square car park in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday, April 28, 2017. Photographer: Carla G.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 55 min. ago

Lean back and watch the eclipse...from your Volvo

On Monday, lots of people are going to head outside and check out the first total solar eclipse to be viewable in the contiguous US since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast one in nearly a century. But Volvo is giving its drivers another opti.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News6 hr. 2 min. ago

World of Tanks" War Stories: 9 Things You Need to Know

Wargaming is bringing single player narrative-driven missions to the console game. World of Tanks may have started on PC, but over the last three and a half years it has also gone from strength to strength on console – to the tune of 12 milli.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News6 hr. 10 min. ago

Fake Trump-Comey tapes with KKK return addresses were just a terrible publicity stunt

The Domestics — a Portland-based rock band that's clearly been following politics — recently came under fire for shipping mysterious tapes titled "Trump/Comey Recordings" to people in the music industry. According to a Facebook post from.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News6 hr. 10 min. ago

Changing the security landscape for entrepreneurs

 Cloud computing and the IoT have given rise to seemingly intractable security exposure. The good news is that a new technological advance could unleash the full promise of cloud computing and put IoT on the verge of everyday use by U.S. intelli.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

A new international trailer for "Thor: Ragnarok" features a familiar face

Ever notice how international trailers show off more than the U.S. cuts? The latest Japanese trailer for Thor: Ragnarok trailer is no different, with new footage of Thor receiving a dire warning from a familiar face. The post A new international trai.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 54 min. ago

Best Obi-Wan Stories to Base the Movie On

From his time as a Jedi to his time as a hermit on Tatooine, Obi-Wan's adventures could make for an excellent standalone film......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News7 hr. 54 min. ago

Llama on the lam saves family of ducks from scary bear

We believe humans and animals alike know that when confronted by a bear, it's best to just chill and not mess with it. But one brave llama became a hero when it stared fear directly in the face, and protected its fellow fuzzy friends from a scary bea.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News7 hr. 54 min. ago

Custom Nintendo Switch stand turns the console into a mini arcade cabinet

People with 3D printers make the world a fun, wonderful place. An engineer who goes by "ConcaveChest" created an enclosure for the Nintendo Switch that doubles as a cooling stand and a sweet-looking mini arcade cabinet. The design is available to che.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News7 hr. 54 min. ago

For a brief, beautiful moment, Bing"s homepage featured a penis

Unsolicited dick pics are really getting out of hand.  Microsoft's search engine, Bing.com, features a fun, new homepage photo everyday. Today was extra fun, as the homepage had a hidden treasure many probably missed upon first glance.  SEE.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News7 hr. 54 min. ago

Facebook demotes video clickbait posts to improve your feeds

In a bid to promote "authentic communication," Facebook will now demote clickbait stories that present static images as video along with images with fake playback buttons in them. While the former practice just ends up confusing users, the l.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News8 hr. 26 min. ago

A familiar friend shows up in the Japanese ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ trailer

Ever notice how international trailers show off more than the U.S. cuts? The latest Japanese trailer for Thor: Ragnarok trailer is no different, with new footage of Thor receiving a dire warning from a familiar face. The post A familiar friend shows.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 42 min. ago

How the tech sector can legally justify breaking ties to extremists

Generally speaking, private enterprise may refuse service on ideological grounds. Enlarge / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA—A woman leaves a note on the ground as people gather at a memorial for Heather Heyer after her funeral service on Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 2 min. ago

Alexa can control this exoskeleton for people with mobility difficulties

Thanks to a new partnership, Toronto-based Bionik Laboratories' Arke exoskeleton can now be controlled using Amazon's Alexa. For people with mobility difficulties, this could be a game-changer! The post Alexa can control this exoskeleton for people w.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 18 min. ago

You can damage your eyes in mere seconds during the solar eclipse

On August 21, as the moon slips between the Earth and the sun, millions of people around the United States will look skyward to watch the one-in-100 year event.  Many will be tempted to look at the sun with their naked eyes. In fact, it's often.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News10 hr. 2 min. ago

SOZO High End Bioimpedance Spectroscopy System Being Released

ImpediMed, a company with offices in California and Australia, is releasing its new SOZO bioimpedance spectroscopy system that performs advanced body composition analysis. The technology involves sending out electric current through the arms and legs.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated News10 hr. 53 min. ago