Microsoft is dropping a lot of money to help improve affordable housing in Seattle

Microsoft is dropping a lot of money to help improve affordable housing in Seattle

Microsoft is spending $500 million to help affordable housing.Image: Stephen Brashear/Getty ImagesBy Johnny Lieu2019-01-17 06:10:57 UTC Where the tech sector has boomed, affordable housing has suffered. Now, Microsoft is following other tech giants in wanting to be part of the solution, announcing a $500 million fund targeting homelessness and affordable housing in Seattle on Wednesday.…
Mary Poppins hunts zombies in a post-Brexit apocalypse in kinda plausible ‘Late Show’ sketch

Mary Poppins hunts zombies in a post-Brexit apocalypse in kinda plausible ‘Late Show’ sketch

At this point it seems like nobody really knows what will actually happen when the UK leaves the European Union. If we are to believe this dystopian sketch on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, we are heading for a full-on zombie apocalypse.  But luckily, in Colbert's version of post-Brexit dystopia, we still have British…
How deep sea exploration is like blasting into space

How deep sea exploration is like blasting into space

Just as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Day 2019, hundreds of astrophysicists, engineers, and astronomers gulped champagne from plastic cups and cheered in an auditorium at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, in Columbus, Maryland. The famed Queen guitarist Brian May — who also happens to be an accomplished astronomer with vivacious, curly…
Stephen King’s take on the Trump shutdown is as blunt as you’d expect

Stephen King’s take on the Trump shutdown is as blunt as you’d expect

There's no love lost between these two.Image: Leigh Vogel/WireImage/Win McNamee/Getty Images/mashable compositeBy Sam Haysom2019-01-17 10:08:51 UTC Stephen King is certainly not one to mince his words — and that goes double when it comes to Trump. The horror master spent a large chunk of 2018 berating the President on Twitter, and — judging by his…
Next version of Android might finally get a dark theme

Next version of Android might finally get a dark theme

Android is about to get... darker.Image: Lili Sams/MashableBy Stan Schroeder2019-01-17 10:07:12 UTC Programmers, night owls and dark lords have been asking for a system-wide dark theme on Android since forever, and it seems Google has finally listened.  Android Q, which is currently in the very early stages, has a built-in dark theme — and several…
LG to launch a phone with a detachable secondary screen, report claims

LG to launch a phone with a detachable secondary screen, report claims

LG's second screen might come as an attachment.Image: PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Stan Schroeder2019-01-17 08:44:47 UTC LG is joining the "foldable" phone craze, but the company's approaching the concept in a novel way.  According to a report from CNET, LG will launch a smartphone that will allow users to attach a second screen, potentially doubling the…
The sad story of a lonely alleged SIM swapper who stole millions

The sad story of a lonely alleged SIM swapper who stole millions

Get that SIM.Image: Thomas Trutschel / gettyBy Jack Morse2019-01-17 00:55:58 UTC You probably shouldn't feel sorry for Nicholas Truglia. It's just that his story is so pathetic. The 21-year old Manhattan resident was arrested last November and extradited to California in December. There, he'd face 21 felony counts relating to accusations of SIM swapping his…
Impromptu speed spelling is actually hilarious

Impromptu speed spelling is actually hilarious

If your biggest fear is not knowing how to spell a word, this video will cause you major distress. Twitter user @kaykayx2, whose name is Kaylie Kindler, posted a compilation of her friends randomly quizzing each other on speed-spelling of simple words. The results are pretty hilarious.  last year at nationals we decided to randomly…
‘Fortnite’ vulnerability put millions of accounts at risk

‘Fortnite’ vulnerability put millions of accounts at risk

It turns out that for the millions of people playing Fortnite, there was more than just a Victory Royale at stake.  On Jan. 16, internet security firm Check Point Research disclosed a vulnerability in the popular online video game that could have allowed malicious actors to take over practically any Fortnite account — all a…

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