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Apple iPhone X review: This changes everything

The iPhone, reborn<p>The iPhone X changes everything.<br>But the future is in good hands.<p>The iPhone, reborn<p>The iPhone X changes everything.<br>But the future is …

Mobile Technology

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

7 new findings from the latest JFK files

President Donald Trump on Thursday didn't release all of the files about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy — but he did make public more than 2,800 pages of documents.<p>The ones Trump did release, which partially fulfills a decades-old law calling for the release of the files from …

Robert F. Kennedy

Earth's Underworld is Real and Scientists Just Mapped It

<i>Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate,</i> reads the gates to the <i>Inferno.</i> “Abandon all hope, you who enter,” which is a pretty nice way of saying …

Why Microsoft turned the Surface Book into a 15-inch 'beast'

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

6 Reasons Why 'Mindhunter' Is the Netflix Series You Should Really Be Excited About

Later this month, Netflix is unleashing the second season of "Stranger Things," which you probably already know because the marketing campaign has been churning all year long. And, for sure, you should be excited about "Stranger Things."<p>But it's not the Netflix original series we're most excited …

Here’s how to delete your entire Facebook Messenger inbox

Whether it’s memes sent between friends or detailed archives of relationships past, Facebook messages can hold a lot of secrets.<p>Whether you’re hiding …

Everything Microsoft announced at its Windows 10 event in one handy list

Let’s recap: Windows 10 Creators Update is focused on 3D content creation for the masses. High-end gaming, custom tournaments, and Dolby Atmos are coming to Xbox. The Surface Book is getting an update that’s gonna cost you. Oh, and there’s the new Surface Studio with a fun knob.<p>Did we miss anything?<p>…

Windows 10

Surface Pro 5: 5 Features Expected In 2017 Model

Microsoft's Surface Pro series has been due for an update since 2015, when Surface Pro 4 hit the shelves. The company held an event Oct. 26, where it …

Google Earth Timelapse update shows Earth from 1984-2016

Fresh data lets you watch cities rise and glaciers melt like never before.<p>Google Earth Timelapse is a really awesome project that lets you turn back …

Nikola unveils its hydrogen-powered semi-truck

It's not just passenger vehicles that are moving away from gasoline, big rigs are also saying goodbye to fossil fuels. In Salt Lake City today the hydrogen-powered Nikola One long haul truck was unveiled. According to the truck maker, the semi will be in production and ready to transport goods in …

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and 18 others commit $1 billion to new cleantech fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Vinod Khosla, Jack Ma, John Doerr and 15 other high-profile investors have formed a new venture firm, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, that will pour at least $1 billion into cleantech companies over the next 20 years.<p>The firm’s goal, according to its own website, will be: “to …

Sling TV accidentally reveals its set-top box for cord cutters

The Sling TV team has inadvertently spilled the beans on its previously leaked media hub for cord cutters. <i>Zatz Not Funny</i> discovered a briefly available landing website for the AirTV Player, and it's clearer than ever that Sling (read: Dish) is catering to those determined to leave cable and …

Smart TV

Vizio smart TVs tracked what viewers were watching without consent

One of the biggest makers of smart televisions has been found to be tracking users' viewing habits without them knowing.<p>Vizio has been fined $2.2 million (£1.8m) after the US consumer watchdog discovered the company had been using content recognition software to track viewers without asking for …

Nokia 3310 demand 'astonishing', says Carphone Warehouse

Demand for the resurrected Nokia 3310 has been "astonishing", according to the retailer stocking the phone.<p>Carphone Warehouse, the only company to have opened pre-registrations for the handset, said it has seen an "unprecedented level of demand for a feature phone" a week after HMD unveiled the new …

Four maps that show the extent of the Cape Town water crisis

Jenna Etheridge, News24<p>Video<p>If dam levels and water consumption trends remain unchanged, Cape Town has roughly 120 days of water left. Conservation …

Activision says Destiny 2 is on course for a fall 2017 release

<i>Destiny</i> fans have been eagerly anticipating a true sequel to the first-person shooter that originally debuted in 2014. While rumors and speculation hinted that <i>Destiny 2</i> wouldn’t arrive until early 2018, Activision has officially revealed the successor will debut in fall 2017. "Full <i>Destiny</i> sequel in …

Keanu Vs. Liam Vs. Denzel: Declaring A Revenge Movie Champion

If there are two things I love in this world, they would be:<p>Action movies about retired and/or aging assassins going on rampages through criminal organizations because one or more of the organization’s members made the mistake of harming or offending them in some way.<br>• Pointless debates.<p>And so, this: …

Trump hugs ally Japan after easing US-China tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, fresh off patching up ties with China, reassured Japan's leader Friday that the U.S. will defend its close …

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs.<p>In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a …

Genetics

South Africa’s freedom fighters let their clothes speak for themselves

Last week, a sea of red jumpsuits surfaced in Johannesburg. Nearly 300 supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)—a self-declared Marxist-Leninist political party that has formed in opposition to the dominant African National Congress (ANC), and adopted red overalls as its uniform—gathered …

Siri compared to new Google Assistant in extensive video, holds her own

With the release of Google Assistant, supplanting Google Now on the new Pixel with Android 7.1, Google’s speech recognition/AI engine is supposed to be more personable and less robotic. At the same time, Apple has been improving the accuracy and intelligence of Siri, which has until now been a …

Nintendo Switch: can the new console succeed where Wii U failed?

Nintendo’s next console looks like it may just be the Nintendo console we’ve all been waiting for – at least since the Wii U was consigned to being the dustiest thing on our shelves. Eccentric, interesting, boasting widespread industry support and with a focus on portability that plays to …

Retrogaming

Could Our Universe Have Arisen From A Black Hole?

If you go back in time as far as you can, you’ll find a Universe that was hotter, denser and more energetic. If you were to extrapolate back to an arbitrarily hot, dense state, the laws of physics that describe space, time, matter and energy break down; you’ll arrive at a singularity. Yet a …

Black Holes

Why the Apple Watch could completely disrupt the digital watch business

Apple’s track record of disruption is solid. While iPod crushed competitors in the MP3-player space, the iPhone was an even bigger game-changer for the smartphone industry, and the iPad has had significant adverse impact on the PC market.<p>Apple has already disrupted big consumer electronics …

Nintendo’s Dream of Gaming On-the-Go Gets a Reality Check

Nintendo Co.’s big idea for the next gaming trend is one machine that works equally well as a mobile gadget as it does on a big TV screen. So far, …

Zuma asked to resign as the President of SA

<b>Zuma asked to resign as the President of SA</b><br>In a remarkable letter from one of the stalwarts of the anti-apartheid struggle SA president Jacob Zuma has been asked to resign. The letter by Revd Canon Barney Pityana says SA is “in shambles, and the quality of life of millions of ordinary South Africans is deteriorating”.<p>Dear Mr Zuma<p>AN OPEN LETTER ON THE STATE OF THE NATION ANC<p>I write this letter with a simple request: that you resign from all public office, especially that of President and Head of …

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