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A weird, but hilarious Pixel 3 XL bug is giving them a second notch

More notch, please.Image: raymond wong/mashable By Johnny Lieu2018-10-30 00:35:35 UTC Now this is one strange bug. Some Pixel 3 XL phones are getting an second notch on the side of the phone’s screen. Of course, it’s a software notch, rather than the built-in hardware notch, which contains the front-facing camera and sensors. A number of users posted the bug on social media, and there’s a Reddit thread of people who’ve

Here's when you can finally make group FaceTime calls

The iOS 12.1 update will drop alongside Apple’s new iPads.Image: lili sams/mashable By Karissa Bell2018-10-29 22:58:57 UTC Apple’s first big iOS 12 update is imminent.  The company just confirmed that the update, which will add long-awaited group calling features to FaceTime, will roll out Tuesday, Oct. 30, the same day as its fall hardware event. Group calling for FaceTime was first previewed over the summer during Apple’s World Wide Developer

Here's how to watch Apple unveil new iPads on Oct. 30

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. Apple opted for a variety of colorful logos for this year’s event.Image: Apple By Jake Krol2018-10-29 22:04:33 UTC Apple isn’t done with new products for 2018 just yet. For the first time, the Cupertino-based behemoth is unveiling its latest and greatest in Brooklyn on

Police trial of Amazon facial recognition tech doesn't seem to be going very well

Shankar Narayan, legislative director of the ACLU of Washington, left, delivers petitions to Amazon asking the company to stop selling Rekognition to the government.Image: Elaine Thompson/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Matt Binder2018-10-29 21:55:15 UTC Amazon’s facial recognition technology, Rekognition, continues to cause controversy. In documents recently obtained by BuzzFeed News, we now have a behind-the-scenes look at how Orlando police have been using the technology. After the city let the original pilot program

Get ready for an explosion of Alexa-powered headphones

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. Image: ullstein bild/Getty Images By Pete Pachal2018-10-23 01:00:00 UTC Get ready for the Alexa headphone explosion. Up till now, there haven’t been too many headphones that integrate Amazon Alexa. There are certainly some you can buy — from high-end noise-canceling cans that fit over

Sarah Silverman said she let Louis C.K. masturbate in front of her, with consent

Sarah Silverman tells Howard Stern she used to let Louis C.K. masturbate in front of her.Image: Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2018-10-22 23:31:21 UTC Sarah Silverman used to let Louis C.K. masturbate in front of her, she told Howard Stern in an interview on Monday. While C.K. has been somewhat eviscerated for doing the same thing to other women, as per a New York Times story last year which he later

Here's why you should make your bed every morning

Mom was right all along.Image: Getty Images By Morgan Sung2018-10-22 22:53:33 UTC This is You Won’t Regret It, a new weekly column featuring recommendations, tips, and unsolicited advice from the Mashable culture team. Making my bed was the one chore I hated the most, but I’ve learned that it’s one of the best tools to tackle my depression.  Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to leave the house until I made

YouTube promises creators more transparency and expanded features

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki just announced a number of new updates geared towards creators .Image: SASCHA STEINBACH/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock By Matt Binder2018-10-22 22:19:06 UTC YouTube wants its creators to know that the company hears them loud and clear. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki published her latest letter to creators on Monday, discussing the company’s priorities for the rest of the year. While the bulk of the letter covered the threat Article 13 in

Car heist video reminds Tesla owners that relay attacks are still a thing

Yeah, about that.Image: Stefan Gruber / getty By Jack Morse2018-10-22 22:10:59 UTC The crooks definitely haven’t forgotten.  Despite a rash of publicity last year warning Tesla owners of the risk, yet another unlucky individual appears to have fallen victim to a so-called relay attack — losing his pricey electric car in the process. In surveillance video published to YouTube (embedded below), it seems thieves can be seen amplifying the signal

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