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After Annihilation: 10 strange sci-fi books that should be on screen

With Netflix's adaptation of Richard Morgan’s body-hopping cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon, Alex Garland directing the adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s weird and symbolist Southern Reach trilogy and The Expanse’s third season set for release on Syfy this year, any number of SF and fantasy novels that …

Science Fiction

The Best Sci-Fi On Netflix Streaming

Being able to press a button and get a movie instantly sent to your TV is sort of the stuff of science fiction anyways, so it’s not surprising that …

Science Fiction

How Russia Interfered in the 2016 Election

The indictment released by Robert Mueller on Friday traced how a Russian effort to widen divisions in American society launched in 2014 morphed into active support for the candidacy of Donald Trump.<p>A 37-page indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday lays out the most detailed …

Government

12 destinations travelers might want to avoid in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tourism backlash has been in full effect over the past 12 months, with several destinations announcing they'd had enough of foreign visitors flooding their streets or disrupting their fragile ecosystems.<p>Unsurprisingly, this has posed a a dilemma for mindful travelers planning their next …

Italian Riviera

The Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2018

Now that we’re a couple weeks into the new year, we can start being honest with ourselves and put aside those pesky resolutions that we made in favor …

A man who retired at 34 shares a spreadsheet that helped him get there

On August 1, 2016, Brandon officially retired.<p>The 34-year-old software developer and blogger behind the Mad Fientist -- who doesn't use his last name …

The AA battery that never dies: Forever Battery uses Wi-Fi-like signals to stay fully charged

This AA battery will never run out of power<p>Charging with cables. On any given day I can put my phone on to charge multiple times, often with a …

Transform any blinds into smart blinds with this easy automation kit

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Home Automation

10 Australian Scifi Movies You Need to Watch

When someone says “Australian science fiction movie,” thoughts immediately and inevitably turn to <i>Mad Max</i>—if not George Miller’s insanely influential …

40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2017 Edition – MacStories - page 2

Utilities<p>The utilities I use on my Mac fall into a couple of categories. First, there are those apps that are so core to my use of macOS that they may as well be part of the operating system themselves. These are the first apps I install if I’m setting up a fresh Mac. The second category of …

Apps

Commentary: China Is Right: The World Doesn’t Need Silicon Valley

Ever since the Chinese government banned Facebook in 2009, Mark Zuckerberg has been making annual trips there attempting to persuade its leaders to …

Apple Fixed iOS 11.2 Vulnerability That Allowed Unauthorized Access to HomeKit Devices

A HomeKit vulnerability in iOS 11.2 that allowed unauthorized access to HomeKit accessories that included smart locks has been fixed by Apple, the company told <i>9to5Mac</i> in a statement today.<p>"The issue affecting HomeKit users running iOS 11.2 has been fixed. The fix temporarily disables remote access …

Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Don’t Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance

On the morning a debt collector threatened to rape his wife, Andrew Therrien was working from home, in a house with green shutters on a cul-de-sac in …

Corruption

iPhone X Charging Speeds Compared: The Fastest and Easiest Ways to Charge Your iPhone

With the addition of both fast charging and wireless charging to Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup, there are more ways than ever to charge your iPhone. Every method is different -- some are faster and more expensive, while others are slower but more convenient.<p>We tested several charging accessories from …

Apple Shares Fix for File Sharing Issues Following macOS High Sierra Security Update

Apple this afternoon published a new support document that walks users through repairing their file sharing options on their Macs after installing the 2017-001 Security Update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, which was released this morning.<p>Shortly after the security fix was released and users began …

Why Call Me by Your Name is a brilliant, essential adaptation

Adaptations are tricky. Films and books come with drastically different advantages and constraints, and the mandate to honor the material — to stay …

Luca Guadagnino

How to get all the Skyrim gold you want on the Nintendo Switch

Time to get rich, friends<p><i>Skyrim</i> is out for the Nintendo Switch, and that means a lot of people are experiencing Bethesda’s classic open-world RPG for the first time. This is an explanation of how to take advantage of some of the more complicated and opaque systems to easily get access to vast …

Our favorite mesh Wi-Fi system can now boost any router you already have

We absolutely love the AmpliFi HD (High-Density) Home Wi-Fi System, which is by far the fastest and most reliable mesh wireless solution in this …

Wi-Fi

You can now change your Apple ID from a third-party email to an Apple domain

Apple today has made a notable update to the process of changing the email address associated with your Apple ID. Starting today, you can change your Apple ID from a third-party email service such as Gmail or Yahoo to an Apple domain…<p>Previously, Apple only allowed users to change their Apple ID …

iOS

Discovery of Witches TV adaptation adds Doctor Who, Sherlock alums

<i>A Discovery of Witches</i> has rounded out its coven.<p>The television adaptation has added Alex Kingston (<i>Doctor Who</i>) and Lindsey Duncan (<i>The Leftovers,</i> …

TV

Trust Us — Trader Joe's Low-Carb Fried Rice Is Better Than Chinese Takeout

If you're<p>deeply obsessed witha fan of Trader Joe's Cauliflower Pizza Crust and its frozen Organic Riced Cauliflower, then you've got to get your hands on this latest frozen cauliflower staple: cauliflower fried rice.<p>Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry ($3) is the answer to your low-carb comfort-food needs. …

This Insane Gremlins Poster Has 84 Different References On It—Can You Guess Them All?

When Randall picked up Gizmo from the antique store in <i>Gremlins</i>, obviously the Mogwai was the standout selection. That may not be the case, however, …

Construction

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

Journalism

The 35 best science-fiction movies since Blade Runner

The most widely admired science-fiction film to come out of the 1980s, <i>Blade Runner</i> <i></i>reimagined the nocturnal, seductive, and pessimistic qualities of …

RANKED: The 17 best dystopian movies of all time

Denis Villeneuve's new addition to Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" is already being hailed as a visually captivating sci-fi masterpiece by critics.<p>As the "Blade Runner 2049" hype intensifies, you might want to check out some other films with heavy dystopian themes. So we made a list of the best</b> …

Science Fiction

Tips and Tricks: Ten Safari long-press shortcuts for iPhone and iPad

Safari for iPhone and iPad is an incredibly capable mobile web browser despite its simple, straightforward user interface. It is the browser of choice on iOS — in large part because it is the one pre-installed — but very few people know everything you can do with Safari.<p>Much of Safari’s advanced …

Operating Systems

Netflix is releasing 29 new originals this month starting today – here’s the full list

Netflix subscribers have a heck of a month to look forward to in October, with tons of great new content set to be added to Netflix’s …

Liz Weston: Equifax just changed the rest of your life

Adding freezes to your credit reports is an appropriate response to the massive Equifax database breach that exposed the private information of 143 million Americans.<p>Don't make the mistake of thinking those freezes will keep you safe, however.<p>Credit freezes lock down your credit reports in a way …

Wolfgang Puck's Pizza Dough Recipe

Chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck is famous for creating a lot of great food, but one item for which he is particularly well known is his delicious …