October 2018

Piers Morgan gets dragged for going after men holding babies

By Morgan Sung2018-10-16 01:01:14 UTC Ugh.  I regret to inform you that Piers Morgan is at it again. The TV personality, known for his terrible hot takes, blatant misogyny, and strange obsession with Donald Trump took to Twitter to rail against … good fathers?  He posted a photo of Daniel Craig, who plays James Bond, holding his infant in an adorable spotted baby carrier. Implying that Craig was “emasculated” for

Trump-themed dating app leaks users' personal data

Make America leak again.Image: screenshot / donald daters By Jack Morse2018-10-16 00:55:02 UTC It just got a little harder for all the Trump-loving singles out there to find romance.  It turns out that Donald Daters, a dating app targeted at those whose attempts at love have been stymied by their support for Donald Trump, has been leaking all kinds of user data. Security researcher Baptiste Robert discovered the vulnerability, tweeting

Tributes pour in for late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

Paul Allen won’t just be remembered in the tech world, but for his sporting and philanthropy efforts too.Image: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2018-10-16 00:31:40 UTC Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s death has prompted heartfelt tributes from tech luminaries, but he’s also been lauded for his work in sports and philanthropy. Allen passed away on Monday, his family confirmed, after complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “My brother was a remarkable individual

The 'Same Energy' meme oddly makes perfect sense

By Morgan Sung2018-10-16 00:05:20 UTC You know when you see two vastly different photos that just … give off the same energy? It’s been a year for describing things by their vibes, from BDE to horse girl energy. The latest: comparing images that inexplicably give off the same energy.  Whether comparing a K-Pop star with a deflated rubber chicken or putting Cara Delevingne’s royal wedding attire side-by-side with Pearl from

Jeff Bezos is totally cool with governments investigating Amazon

Jeff Bezos relaxes at the Wired 25 summit.Image: Getty Images for WIRED25 By Chris Taylor2018-10-15 23:49:42 UTC The world’s richest man is spending a billion dollars a year helping to launch the human race into space. Next to that goal, the threat of a government antitrust investigation into his trillion-dollar company is no big deal.  That was the impression Jeff Bezos gave at the Wired 25 summit in San Francisco

'Dirty John' trailer is chilling, especially with all that blood

By Shannon Connellan2018-10-09 00:56:23 UTC [embedded content] If you listened right up until the last disturbing seconds of true story podcast Dirty John, seeing it turned into a television series is a pretty harrowing experience.  The six-part podcast presented by Los Angeles Times journalist Christopher Goffard and produced by Wondery (who also produced Dr. Death), has been made into a Bravo series. And now, we have a trailer. Based on

Apple doubles down on Chinese hardware hack denial in letter to Congress

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Not budging.Image: Justin Sullivan / getty By Jack Morse2018-10-09 00:36:26 UTC Apple really wants everyone to know that it has absolutely no idea what Bloomberg is talking about. Like, not at all.  As of today, “everyone” includes our elected officials. The Cupertino-based tech giant

Google will change rule that let apps scrape your Gmail inbox

Google is changing Gmail’s policies so third-party apps will no longer be able to scan your inbox for profit.Image: Getty Images By Karissa Bell2018-10-08 23:46:49 UTC Google is finally changing the rules that previously allowed developers to scan Gmail users’ inboxes. The company announced a series of new guidelines for developers whose apps plug into Gmail, which will severely limit the type of data developers can access. The changes were

The most damning conclusions from the UN's special climate change report

A shadow over the Earth.Image: nasa By Mark Kaufman2018-10-08 23:13:59 UTC A grim dose of climate change news has arrived, and top scientists are urging us to deal with it — now.   The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — the global agency tasked with providing objective analyses of the societal impacts of climate change — released a powerful report Sunday evening.  It concluded that limiting Earth’s

'Last Jedi' hate was 'weaponized' by Russia, says study

Rey (Daisy Ridley) in ‘The Last Jedi’ (2017).Image: lucasfilm/disney By Chris Taylor2018-10-02 00:57:15 UTC The Brexit vote. The 2016 U.S. presidential election. And … the online reaction to The Last Jedi.  What do all these events have in common? All were allegedly skewed by Russian trolls.  The Last Jedi accusation comes in a new paper by Morton Bay, a Research Fellow at the University of Southern California (George Lucas’ alma