Sean Lau

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Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

It’s every smart home speaker owner’s worst nightmare: a private message recorded and sent to a recipient without their knowledge. But that’s what happened to a Portland woman, who told CBS News affiliate Kiro-TV that her Amazon Echo recorded an audio clip of her conversation and sent it to a …

Smart Homes

The Avengers Could Have Easily Defeated Thanos In 'Infinity War' - Here's How

Clearly, I can’t get enough of the pop culture-infused science at the moment. From the planets and asteroid belts of <i>Star Wars</i> to the more (relatively speaking) grounded <i>Doctor Who</i>, I’m here for you, lovely humans. Although I’m sure you can use my weird deep-dives and explorations of planetary …

Marvel Universe

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Female Orgasm

The easiest way to have one, how long the pleasure lasts, and other amazing things every woman must know.<p>It’s a no-brainer that the female orgasm is …

Sexual Health

Science Explains How the Iceman Resists Extreme Cold

Finland’s Arctic circle might not seem like a great place to run a marathon barefoot and in shorts—unless you’re Wim Hof. Hof, better known as "The …

The Brain

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

All 9 'Star Wars' Movies Ranked From Worst to Best

“Attack of the Clones” was a slight improvement over its predecessor, in the same way that a stubbed toe hurts less than a migraine<p>Disney promised a …

Star Wars

James Gunn Confirms Title of Third ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Movie

Right now, Marvel Studios may have all its focus on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, but that doesn’t mean work is being shirked with its other teams. The …

Marvel Universe

Australia's most expensive petrol retailer revealed

A report by the Australian consumer watchdog has found Coles is slugging motorists more on average for petrol than any other retailer.Last year …

Australia

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

Behavioral Sciences

Dead Marvel Character Reportedly Spotted on 'Avengers 4' Set

Fans are still reeling from the devastating deaths of <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>. Could there be hope that a dead Marvel Universe character will return in …

Marvel Universe

What these men in long-term relationships really think about how often they have sex

"Our frequency has definitely gone down since we started dating."<p>How often couples have sex is something most of us are curious about. And, from talking to my closest pals, it certainly seems to be something that ebbs and flows, peaks and troughs, comes and goes as other stuff is going on in your …

Relationships

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

Google

Let’s Talk About Sex

A few Friday nights back I found myself alone, nursing a martini at Arthur’s Tavern in the West Village.If you live in New York and you don’t know …

Relationships

What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations.<p>But being an introvert isn't really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people. In fact, introverts can have some …

Behavioral Sciences

Jon Favreau's Live-Action Star Wars Show Will Be Set in a Very Intriguing Period After Return of the Jedi

When Lucasfilm announced Jon Favreau would be helming a new live-action <i>Star Wars</i> series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service, that was... well, …

Star Wars

All the puzzling things that happen to your body when you masturbate, explained by science

<b>This post is part of Mashable's</b> <b>Masturbation Week</b><b>. May is National Masturbation Month, so we're celebrating by exploring the many facets of …

Sexual Health

Why The Ending To 'Avengers: Infinity War' Just Didn't Work

<i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> is a great movie with an ending that made two very big mistakes.<p><i>Spoilers follow.</i><p>The first mistake was a bit of foreshadowing that I can only describe as over-shadowing. Smart foreshadowing is the kind of thing you don’t necessarily notice at first, but then when you look back …

Marvel Universe

Rambo 5 gets official title and dramatic first poster

<i>Rambo 5</i> has got an official title and a cool new poster.<p>The film, which is targeting a 2019 release, unveiled its first teaser poster on Sunday (May …

Film Industry

NASA Successfully Tested a Tiny Nuclear Reactor to Unlock Space Exploration

Exploring space beyond the orbiting International Space Station will require immense amounts of energy to help keep astronauts alive and well.<p>ON …

Space Exploration

15 Things That Made No Sense About Infinity War

The culmination of a full decade’s worth of meticulous Universe-building starting with 2008’s revolutionary <i>Iron Man</i>, <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> has …

Marvel Universe

Google is bleeding cash trying to take on Amazon in the smart home

New financial figures for Nest shed light on Google’s race to be the eyes and ears of the smart home<p>Google parent company Alphabet reported first quarter earnings for 2018 today, beating Wall Street estimates on sales and profit thanks in large part to its mammoth search advertising machine that …

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

Deadpool 2's Insane Final Trailer Takes Aim At Avengers: Infinity War And DC Movies

Ahead of its upcoming release, we've now gotten the last full trailer for <i>Deadpool 2.</i> The superhero sequel hits theaters in May, and this latest promo doesn't hold back on what you'd expect to see--namely, insane action and irreverent humor. It looks as if there will be a lot of amazing-looking …

Construction

Google's plan to fix texting on Android is really about the death of SMS

Google finally has a plan to fix Android's texting problem.<p>This week, the company confirmed its long-rumored plan to improve messaging on Android and …

This is what the new Gmail will look like (Update: it's here)

<b>Update (April 25):</b> <i>Google is rolling out the Gmail update to its desktop web interface starting today; to try it, click on the settings button with the gear icon in the top right corner of your inbox, and then click ‘Try the new Gmail.’ To switch back, go to the same menu and select ‘Go back to</i> …

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Web apps are only getting better

Slack is a web app. Trello is a web app. Google Docs. Gmail. Even Twitter.<p>The web started out as a collection of hyperlinked documents. The “Web 2.0” hype in the mid-2000s was about how the web was becoming interactive. At first we were just commenting and upvoting on hyperlinked documents, but …

Apps

Every movie The Rock has starred in, ranked by how much money they made at the US box office

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is one of the highest-paid (and busiest) actors working today.<p>In 2017, he starred in three blockbusters: "Baywatch," "The Fate of the Furious," and "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." And he raked in $65 million, second only to actor Mark Wahlberg.<p>Johnson has starred in at …

Film Industry

6 Natural Ways to Boost Libido

Sometimes you want to have sex, know you probably <i>should</i> be having sex, but just...can’t get it together.<p>Don’t worry. It happens to nearly all of us at one point or another. Whether it be lifestyle or hormone changes, stress at work, or lack of time, many things can affect our libidos. The important …

Gratitude

After Craigslist personals go dark, sex workers fear what's next

<b>(CNN) —</b> For a year and a half, River Stark took down all the mirrors in her home.<p>Seeing her own reflection "was so traumatizing" for Stark, a transgender woman who hadn't yet undergone the surgical treatments she knew she needed. Some days, she couldn't leave the house. She tried taking her own …

ACLU