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Ticketmaster hopes to speed up event access by scanning your face

Ticketmaster envisions a future wherein you no longer need either a physical or a digital ticket to get into a venue. Its parent company Live Nation, has announced that the ticket sales giant has teamed up with and invested in a face recognition company called Blink Identity. In its first quarter …

Machine Perception

Bible Loved by Christian Fundamentalists Written Using Method They Hate

The King James Bible’s creation was guided by the Holy Spirit and miraculously agreed upon, fundamentalist Christians say. Newly discovered texts say …

Theology

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

DJI's Mavic Air drone is the best flying machine you can throw in your backpack

It doesn't have the same range as pro models, but it's a lot of drone in a very small package.<p>CES 2018 was conspicuously devoid of new flying machines from drone-making behemoth DJI. Just a few weeks later, however, the company announced one of its most interesting crafts to date. The Mavic Air is …

Drones

Five of the Coolest-Looking VR and AR Headsets, Apps, and More Coming in 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Let’s face it: it’s going to be a while before most of us get headsets that can virtually transport us to new realities, mix digital images with the …

Let the debate begin: 50 best movies of all time

It's holiday time, you may be stuffed after a great meal, tired of anything related to shopping and you are ready for some after-dinner discussion with the family that doesn't involve politics.<p>How about a friendly debate on the greatest movie of all time?<p>It's likely a debate that will rage on with …

Box Office

Bitcoin is inspiring people to do crazy, paranoid things

As the value of cryptocurrency continues to skyrocket, so, too, does the number of crazy things people will do to protect or retrieve their sweet, …

BatteryGate: How Apple secretly slowed down older iPhones, and why it’s such a big deal

Social media has been abuzz amid news that Apple has been intentionally limiting the performance of older iPhone models. But what does that mean, and why is that important?<p>Here are all the important details to know.

Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Mining

If you are interested in taking advantage of the huge Bitcoin price surge recently which took the crypto currency passed the $12,000 mark, or would …

Want a new iPhone? Here are the best Black Friday deals

You won't have to look too hard to find deals on the iPhone this Black Friday.<p>Some of the nation's biggest retailers are offering bargains on many iPhone models to kick off the holiday shopping season.<p>Well ... technically they're not discounts. Apple (AAPL) typically doesn't allow retailers to …

Shopping

The only known recording of Hitler's normal speaking voice

In 1942, Hitler paid a secret visit to Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Marshal of Finland and Commander-in-Chief of the Finnish Defence Forces in …

North Africa

Asus laptops now have the latest quad-core Intel processors

Asus unveiled a new line today<p>Asus has revealed its new line of laptops that feature 8th-generation Intel core processors. They include laptops from the ZenBook and VivoBook lines, complete with the latest quad-core processors that double the amount of cores from the previous models. Asus claims a …

Your complete guide to keyless locks

Forgot your keys? No problem.<p>Compared with standard locks, keyless locks are more convenient and secure. There are no physical keys to lose or would be thieves to copy. Nor is there an open keyway to pick from the outside. These gadgets are fun to operate too.<p>Installing a keyless lock, or any lock …

Home Automation

Amazon has a 1440p dash cam on sale for $100 right now (Reg. $140)

VANTRUE (98% positive feedback) has its X1 Pro 2.5K Dash Cam on sale for <b>$99.99 shipped</b> when you use coupon code <b>APNPY5M8</b> at checkout. This dash camera normally goes for $140, and this is the first recorded sale we’ve tracked.<p>With 1440p video capture and the ability to have the X1 Pro overwrite old …

Dashcam

Notion debuts a streamlined and simplicity-focused home monitoring solution

With an influx of home security and monitoring systems on the market, finding the best option for your needs isn’t always easy. While systems like Abode offer a wide array of features, that may be too complex for the level of monitoring desired. That’s where Notion comes in by offering a more …

Home Automation

This 3D printing pen is on sale for only $99

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

Stop buying Apple's flimsy Lightning cables. Try these instead

Apple's iPhone cables just aren't good. These alternatives from Amazon and Anker are cheaper and better.<p>A frayed Apple cord ranks high on my list of first-world problems, right up there with stepping on a Lego or living in a city without a Shake Shack. I've had some sort of portable Apple product …

Tech Trends

Google Maps' Failed Attempt to Get People to Lose Weight - The Atlantic

On Monday, the reporter Taylor Lorenz noticed that Google Maps had a new feature: Walking distances were delivered in terms of calories.<p>Instead of simply telling her that a walk would take 13 minutes, the app also converted that to an amount of energy, 59 calories. Then a click on that calorie …

Fitness

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

<i>*This article was originally published in April, 2017.</i><p>One day, not too soon — but still sooner than you think — the smartphone will all but vanish, …

Google engineer's anti-diversity manifesto sparks outrage

The document, originally posted on an internal network, argues that women make up less of tech's workforce because of biology, not bias.<p>Google employees are reacting with outrage to a manifesto written by a senior engineer that criticizes the company's efforts to improve workforce diversity and its …

Feminism

AI is a powerful tool in the fight against anxiety and depression

The state of mental healthcare in the US is in crisis. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US, and at a 30-year high. Anxiety and depression are literally killing us. Something has to give.<p>Part of the problem is the stigma attached to seeking help for emotional problems, part of it …

Mental Health

‘Dunkirk’: Why Didn’t Hitler Go in For the Kill?

The British army was in full retreat, but suddenly German tanks were halted—twice. Hitler later said he gave Churchill ‘a sporting chance’ of …

History

You can root your Google Wifi router, but you'll need a screwdriver

There's an open-source project on GitHub called GaleForce which allows you to customize your Google Wifi router, as spotted by <i>Android Police</i>. Under the hood, Google Wifi is running a version of Chrome OS Linux. GaleForce (Google Wifi's hardware codename is "Gale") lets you run a VPN server, …

Your iPhone's keyboard has a hidden mouse

There are several ways to edit text quickly on an iPhone. But the best way is literally under your fingers.<p>Over its 10-year history, Apple's iPhone has undergone many improvements to make typing on it a good experience. Editing text, on the other hand, can still be a pain. To remedy this, iPhones …

Apps

Visa dreams of turning your entire home into a cash register

In a world where you can pay for goods with the tap of your phone, send money to anyone with an app and do most of your shopping online, credit cards seem a bit long in the tooth. Visa is looking to toss them almost completely, replacing them with a process that makes paying for stuff online as …

Elon Musk: Robot software will make Tesla worth as much as Apple

Elon Musk thinks his robot software can make Tesla Inc. worth as much as Apple Inc. He has the chance to prove it very soon.<p>In three different …

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

Someone has to write that software. Why not you?<p>There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as relatively …

The Greatest Myths About the Apostles

From the actual number to Peter's wife and child, how well do you really know the apostles?<p>After the death of Jesus, his core group of followers went …

AT&T Buyer's Guide: Everything you need to know

AT&T is the second-largest wireless carrier in the U.S. with over 100 million subscribers across the country. It offers nationwide Voice and LTE data …

Mobile

What Happened to the Jerusalem Temple’s Menorah?

Every year, the Vatican receives hundreds of requests to return the menorah of the destroyed Jerusalem Temple. The only problem? They don’t have …

Theology