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'Orange Is the New Black' Cat Parody Relives the Show's Hairiest Moments

As far as these kittens are concerned, tabby is the new orange.

Reddit User Surprises Father With '57 Chevy Dream Car [VIDEO]

What are you getting your dad for Father's Day?

What Not to Do In Your Online Dating Profile Pic

Elliott Morgan breaks down the do's and don'ts of online dating photos in this morning's #MashableMinute.

Microsoft's First Surface Pro 3 Ad Shows All It Can Do in 30 Seconds Flat

Microsoft's first ad for the Surface Pro 3 shows the powerful PC in all kinds of situations.

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Canon takes on Dropbox, opens Irista cloud-based photo storage service including 10GB free

With cross-brand RAW compatibility and a decent amount of storage space for no cost (though uploading RAW files will chew through that storage space in a hurry), and a slick-looking interface, Canon's new Irista service looks rather promising. But is it enough to sway the legions of Dropbox, Drive, and iCloud users to move over to Canon's photo story service?

Stephen Colbert Gives Jeff Bezos the Finger — Twice

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

iOS 8 App Extensions Detailed: Widgets, Custom Keyboards, Document Picker

Apple has provided a standard share sheet on iOS since quite some time, but the sharing options were restricted by what Apple chose to integrate into iOS. So every app could share content to Facebook, Twitter etc., without having extra code, but for sharing to Pinterest, some extra effort was needed. With iOS 8, Apple’s made the sharing system more modern, letting app developers provide their own sharing options in other apps. So instead of an app developer integrated Pinterest in their own app, Pinterest itself could tell iOS to show the Pinterest share option where ever a photo is to be shared.

How to cancel cable and save with free internet TV

Streaming services aren’t free either. Netflix will run you $7.99 per month, as will Hulu Plus. Amazon Prime costs $99 a year (approx. $8.25/year), but in addition to their video streaming services, you’ll also get free two-day shipping and instant access to thousands of Kindle books. Take note: each streaming device has limitations. It’s likely you just won’t be able to find certain shows anywhere other than an obscure website. For this reason, I recommend getting a streaming box that’s equipped with an Internet browser. This will fill in the gaps, and ensure that if it’s on the Web, you can get it on your TV.

Apple Will Launch Curved iWatch in October, Report Says

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.


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How to stream the World Cup - CNET

People all over the world are preparing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The tournament is set to begin on June 12 in Brazil and will run through the middle of July. In the United States, all 64 matches will be broadcast live in English on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN 2, and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes and Univision networks. ESPN will air 43 games, ESPN 2 will carry 11, and ABC will air 10 matches, including the finals on July 13.

What the gay rights movement learned from the civil rights movement

As a member of both the African American and LGBT communities, filmmaker Yoruba Richen is fascinated with the overlaps and tensions between the gay rights and the civil rights movements. She explores how the two struggles intertwine and propel each other forward — and, in an unmissable argument, she dispels a myth about their points of conflict. A powerful reminder that we all have a stake in equality.

Watch Sony’s PlayStation 4 E3 2014 Press Conference Here | TechCrunch

Last year, Sony’s E3 conference was all about the PlayStation 4. The console had yet to launch, and many gamers were eagerly waiting for the successor to the PS3. But this year, Sony shouldn’t be announcing any new console. So far, the company has sold 7 million  PS4 units, but the PS3 is still the console of choice for many gamers.

The One Thing Missing From Vodafone's 40,000-Word Transparency Report

Vodafone has released a transparency report that details how 29 governments around the world snoop on its customers' data, with an unprecedented amount of detail over 88-pages and more than 40,000 words. But there's one thing that the report doesn't mention: Vodafone's alleged collaboration with the British spy agency, the GCHQ.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: We’re Doubling Revenue Every Six Months - Digits - WSJ

WSJ : Let’s define the market. There’s very little information right now about the size of the car service market. One report characterized the U.S. market size at $11 billion in revenue, but Uber is obviously global. How do you measure the size of the market? Mr. Kalanick:  When we got this company started (in 2009) we were pitching the seed round and we pulled a bunch of research from this report that showed that San Francisco total spend on taxi and limo was like 120 million bucks. But we’re a very healthy multiple bigger than that right now, just Uber in SF. So it’s not about the market that exists, it’s about the market we’re creating. So what is that vision?… It’s a reflection of our mission to turn ground transportation into a seamless service. Basically make car ownership a thing of the past…If you just looked at San Francisco, the ground transportation market in just San Francisco — where people pay to get in a car and go somewhere, whether they own the car or otherwise — is $22 billion. No wonder we’re several hundred million in size just in SF, and growing faster this year than last year.

NASA looks to make science fiction a reality

Computerworld - NASA is working to make science fiction a reality as it chose 12 advanced technologies to study, including a deep space submarine and the tech to capture a passing asteroid.

PSA: Netflix, Hulu among apps now free to use on Xbox Live

Last month , Microsoft announced it will no longer keep entertainment apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus and HBO Go behind its Xbox Live premium paywall. The change to its Xbox Live service structure is now in effect, allowing non-paying users to use the aforementioned apps in addition to ones like Twitch, MLB.TV, NBA Game Time, YouTube and more. Microsoft's decision to modify its free and paid Xbox Live service offerings was announced the same day as the $399 Kinect-less Xbox One console , which will be available starting Monday, June 9. Free-to-play and subscription-based games like The Elder Scrolls Online will still require a paid Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online, however. [Image: Microsoft] Show full PR text Free games for Gold members. Access to entertainment apps for everyone. We're pleased to announce that the important changes to Xbox Live Gold are now live. At Xbox, we are deeply committed to delivering the best gaming and entertainment experience to you – our most loyal fans. Now on Xbox One and Xbox 360, all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy: Free games with Games with Gold Exclusive discounts on games in the Xbox Store with Deals with Gold Multiplayer gaming on the most advanced multiplayer network In addition, entertainment apps and experiences are now open to everyone, including: Entertainment apps (e.

Report: Apple Buys Spotsetter, a Location Recommendation App

TechCrunch reports that Apple has acquired Spotsetter, a small startup that was founded in 2011 and developed an app for recommending places and activities to users based in part on their friends' activity. Terms of the deal were not included, but it reportedly closed last week.

How to watch the NBA Finals online

The Disney-owned American Broadcasting Company has aired the NBA Finals on television for over a decade now and is the premiere option for watching online. Though not offered everywhere, ABC plans to stream each of the Finals games through its Watch ABC site. To see if Watch ABC is available in your area simply visit the site and have it locate your market. If you aren’t in one of its available areas — like our office here in Portland — then you’ll have to resort to a different method to stream the NBA Finals.

These Hilarious Photos Imagine The Everyday Life Of An Astronaut

When we all live in space one day, maybe we'll be like Tim Dodd, who mows his lawn and shops for groceries in a vintage Russian space suit.

17 DOJ Admits It's Still Destroying Evidence In NSA Case; Judge Orders Them (Again) To Stop; DOJ Flips Out | Techdirt

> how to actually filter out data on targeted investigations This actually existed *before* 9/11. Any data related to US citizens was encrypted so it could not be abused by the NSA or any other government agency. 9/11 changed all that - one of the first things they did (and they knew it was probably wrong) was remove the encryption so that all traffic was completely in the clear. Once they had this little feather in their cap, the rest just followed. Interestingly, the same guy who revealed the encryption debacle also stated that the NSA had all the data required to understand what was leading up to 9/11 - they just hadn't figured out how to connect the dots. Now they're collecting several orders of magnitude more data - 99.9% of of it meaningless as far as anything related to terrorism concerned, while completely ignoring the original problem.

Shovel Knight Coming Out This Month - IGN

Back in March, Shovel Knight was delayed  from its March 31 release for extra polish. But Yacht Club Games has confirmed the new release date with Nintendo and Steam, making sure the downloadable game comes out later this month. "We hit some snags along the way, and we’re sorry that we couldn’t deliver it sooner, but, hopefully, it will prove more than worth the wait," the indie developer wrote on its website .

Uber valued at $17bn after raising $1.2bn in new funds

Uber, the online taxi dispatch service, announced on Friday that it had raised $1.2bn in new funds at a price that values the company at $17bn, among the highest valuations ever for a venture-backed startup.

Apple said to be planning October event to unveil wearable device

Recode's report follows one from Nikkei, which also noted that Apple plans to launch its wearable device this October. Citing sources, Nikkei says Apple plans to produce 3 to 5 million of the devices each month, and is partnering with Nike, which  recently trimmed back its own efforts on the Fuelband fitness tracking hardware.

Facebook's Parse Adds Support for Apple's Swift

On Monday, Apple released Swift , a new programming language for iOS and OS X. Today, still in the same workweek, Facebook’s Parse has added Swift support. This means developers building with Swift can take advantage of Parse’s features (storing data, managing users, sending push notifications, tracking analytics, and so on) long before Apple starts accepting apps in the fall.

Apple Steps Up Campaign to Woo China Developers

Apple is now mounting a furious campaign to woo more developers in China, in a bid to replicate an ecosystem of games and other widgets that has helped it drive iPhone and iPad sales in the U.S. and elsewhere. Since 2011, Apple has steadily beefed up its developer-relations team in China so new apps can be approved in the country, and it has opened a new office in downtown Beijing where the China App Store is operated. Apple has also smoothed the process for how customers buy apps in China, and built new Chinese-language-specific software to benefit developers.


Nintendo of Europe is closing its headquarters in Gro�ostheim, Germany with the loss of 130 jobs, the company has announced.

Putin Meets Ukraine's New President for First Time Since Election

OUISTREHAM, France — Ukraine 's incoming president spoke briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin after world leaders gathered for a photo Friday at D-Day commemoration ceremonies.

Should you have a right to sell your ebooks and digital music?

I tend to believe that the first sale doctrine should be preserved for digital goods, with a caveat, that obviously in practical terms, the first sale doctrine for digital goods would work differently than for physical goods. I am envisioning a platform, for instance google play or itunes, amazon etc. since a sale is actually a lease, then provide consumers the ability to share files ( akin to Napster) based upon a subscription or charging additional costs for this capability allowing the consumer who bought the digital good to realize some income from the leasing out of the digital good that was purchased. Additionally, the right owners would get a percentage of the “lease” income, and the of course the platform the provides the service. Create protections within the digital platform that say, a lessee would only have access to the work on a limited, say 48 hour or 72 hour basis, then the access terminates. Include protections from preventing downloaded and copying the work by the lessee. I just believe that in this instance, as opposed to how the first sale doctrine works for physical products, in the digital world creating a concept whereby the buyer/lessor makes some incremental income, just as they would if it was a physical good, but the rights owners make money, which they don’t under the current first sale doctrine system, and the platform would take a piece.

Nerf's Summer 2014 Super Soakers: A Shootout in One Act

Nerf's latest round of Super Soakers blast water further and more accurately than ever when it's throwdown time, as you might expect. But we put them through their paces just in case.

Data Point: Asia Will Drive New Smartphone Subscriptions - Digits - WSJ

Between 2013 and 2019, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to add more than 2 billion new smartphone subscriptions, according to data from Ericsson that was charted by Statista .

Commentary: Uber’s $18.2b Valuation is a Head Scratcher - Digits - WSJ

There are many trends already in play that are forcing disruption in transportation. Oil prices and the cost of car ownership have clearly kicked off a supertrend towards public transit, bicycles, ride-sharing, walkable development and of course, some day, driverless cars. Seen in this light, Uber is a trend following business which is fine. Overall, I think the best outcome for Uber is one of branding, where service quality is a highlight, and yes, they get into other businesses. I’m not convinced though that personal transportation is a growing market. It’s clearly a market that needs disrupting but there are much, much bigger trends to chase in energy and transport imo than picking up that limited segment of the market that is willing and able to pay for single rides in a single car. That is not a business I would want to be in.

Chromebooks get offline playback for Google Play Movies & TV

One thing that's still missing, however, is a music service. Google Play Music only works online, and the same is true for web-based versions of streaming music apps such as Spotify and Rdio. If you want to listen to offline music on a Chromebook, the only option is to manually load MP3s onto the device.

A Kenyan startup is promoting the use of bitcoin in money transfers to Africa - Digits - WSJ

Billing itself as a “digital currency exchange for Africa,” the company allows customers with bitcoin to convert the digital currency to Kenyan shillings through its website. BitPesa then sends the funds to the customer’s desired Kenyan mobile-phone wallet with a subscription to M-Pesa, Orange, Airtel or Yu mobile operators. Recipients get the money almost instantly.

Vodafone Disclosure Heats Up Privacy, Eavesdropping Debate in Brussels - Digits - WSJ

Vodafone ’s disclosure about how it fields government spying requests set off fresh outrage in Brussels, amid a broader debate there over a host of issues related to privacy in the Internet age.

The 6 Craziest Requirements For FIFA World Cup Uniforms

The World Cup is filmed from every possible angle, which means an opportunity for brands as well as an opportunity for FIFA to be, like, weirdly uptight about what those brands can do. Brands like to put logos on kits' shoulders, to be captured by overhead shots. But those logos can't be any more than 8 centimeters in width and must be centered and symmetrical when viewed from above.

Six governments tap Vodafone calls

In the cases of the six countries, the company said government agencies had inserted their own equipment into the Vodafone network, or diverted Vodafone's data traffic through government systems, to enable them to listen into calls, and determine where they were made.

Orange is the New Black season 2 on Netflix now - CNET

Netflix has stuck to its 6 June release date, and fans of the prison-based drama can stream the show's second season from today.

Shopping gets snappier in iOS 8 with Safari credit card scanning

The updated version of Safari will enable Apple gadget owners to input credit card data by snapping a photo of their card, reports 9to5Mac . When folks using iOS 8 go to enter credit card info into Safari, an option will appear to “Scan Credit Card,” which will prompt them to position their card inside a frame and snap a photo with the built-in camera. The software will subsequently convert the credit card info into text using optical character recognition.

Games Provider DeNA Moves Into DNA Testing - Japan Real Time - WSJ

Japan Real Time is a newsy, concise guide to what works, what doesn’t and why in the one-time poster child for Asian development, as it struggles to keep pace with faster-growing neighbors while competing with Europe for Michelin-rated restaurants. Drawing on the expertise of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, the site provides an inside track on business, politics and lifestyle in Japan as it comes to terms with being overtaken by China as the world’s second-biggest economy. You can contact the editors at

Europe to force Google, Facebook to abide by EU privacy rules

The agreement to force Internet companies such as Google ( GOOGL.O ) and Facebook ( FB.O ) to abide by EU-wide rules is a first step in a wider reform package to tighten privacy laws - an issue that has gained prominence following revelations of U.S. spying in Europe.

New Camera Examines Sauron's Eye | IFLScience

When astronomers use a new telescope or other piece of equipment for the first time they like to make it special. After all enough money and effort has gone into the process, and there's all the excitement of making sure it works. So for the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research instrument ( SPHERE ) they picked a star that looks remarkably like the Eye of Sauron .

40 maps that explain the internet

During the 1980s, the National Science Network funded several supercomputing centers around the United States. And in 1986 the agency created a TCP/IP-based network called NSFNET to link those supercomputing centers together and allow researchers across the country to use them. The primary goal was to allow computer science researchers to log into the supercomputers and perform academic research. But NSF decided not to limit NSFNET to that purpose, allowing the network to be used for a wide variety of academic purposes. As a result, the NSFNET became the internet's "backbone," the high-speed, long-distance network that allowed different parts of the internet to communicate. Schools that didn't have a direct connection to the NSFNET worked together to build regional networks that linked them to each other and to the nearest NSF node. This shows the NSFNET as it existed in 1992. By this time, there were 6,000 networks connected to NSFNET, with a third of them located overseas. That meant that students and faculty at a growing number of universities had access to email, Usenet, and even a recently-invented application called the World Wide Web.

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LEGO To Release Female Scientist Figurines

The motivating behind her submission, she explained on her blog, was that "as a female scientist I had noticed two things about the available LEGO sets: a skewed male/female minifigure ratio and a rather stereotypical representation of the available female figures. It seemed logical that I would suggest a small set of female minifigures in interesting professions to make our LEGO city communities more diverse."

Cable companies are reportedly funding fake consumer groups to attack net neutrality

The public wants net neutrality so badly that it broke the FCC's website . But can the weighty voice of the people combat well-funded astroturfing? VICE believes that the nation's cable companies are funding groups that pretend to represent consumers, but are actually just parroting their own stance to shout down the general public. For instance, the outlet has learned that Broadband for America, which describes itself as a coalition involving "independent consumer advocacy groups," and which counts senator John Sununu amongst its members, is actually funded by the NCTA -- big cable's lobbyists. It's the same situation with the American Consumer Institute, another anti-net neutrality voice of the people, which just happens to receive the bulk of its funding from the CTIA , which represents the US wireless industry. Now, what was the thing our grandma told us about astroturfing? Oh right: if you have to invent spokespeople to represent the other side in the debate, you're probably not the good guys.


We see a lot of CNC Machines here on Hackaday but not too many of them are lathe-based. [Jim] sent us an email letting us know his dissatisfaction regarding the lack of CNC Lathes and included a link to one of his recent projects, converting a small manual lathe to computer control. This isn’t some ‘ slap on some steppers ‘ type of project, it’s a full-fledged build  capable of tight tolerances and threading.

45 Lego to launch female scientists series after online campaign

Lego Ideas is a site where enthusiasts can submit and vote on ideas for sets they want to see available in toy stores. When an project receives 10,000 votes, it then enters a review phase to be evaluated by a board made up of set designers and marketing representatives, according to its website.

Softbank Introduces Robot with ‘Heart’ - Japan Real Time - WSJ

Japan Real Time is a newsy, concise guide to what works, what doesn’t and why in the one-time poster child for Asian development, as it struggles to keep pace with faster-growing neighbors while competing with Europe for Michelin-rated restaurants. Drawing on the expertise of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, the site provides an inside track on business, politics and lifestyle in Japan as it comes to terms with being overtaken by China as the world’s second-biggest economy. You can contact the editors at

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GM's Latest Recall Edges Total Number Close to 16 Million

General Motors Co. is also recalling 57,512 other autos because the base radio may not work. That part sounds a warning if the key is in the ignition when the driver's door is opened or if a front seat belt is not buckled. The recall affects 2014 model year Chevrolet Silverado LDs, 2014 GMC Sierra LDs and 2015 Silverado HDs, Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Sierra HDs, Yukons and Yukon XLs.

'Love Contracts' Force Couples to Define What's Embarrassing

Social media agreements are becoming increasingly common, whether as part of formal prenuptial agreements or more informal contracts, said Ann-Margaret Carrozza, a New York lawyer. Carrozza coined the term "love contract," to refer to an agreement made between any two people in a romantic pairing. Essentially, a love contract establishes prerequisites for behavior within a relationship and consequences for when those conditions are violated. A social media clause in a prenup works the same way.

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