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Field covered in 'spider bum parachutes' is nightmarish but kinda cool

By Johnny Lieu2017-04-18 01:19:46 UTC [embedded content] If the sight of spiders freaks you out, well, just cast your eyes on this massive 30-metre (30 yard) cobweb that was found by Tracey Maris and her daughter on a field in Tauranga, New Zealand on Sunday. “We were down below the newly-made tsunami evacuation mound on our local football field and there was a bright glistening coming from the top of

Little kid dancing at Coachella steals the show

By Brian Koerber2017-04-18 01:12:03 UTC Weekend one of Coachella was this past weekend, and we know, you probably don’t care.  However, among the sea of flower crowns and face paint, one good thing did come out of the Southern California festival: this kid having the time of his life dancing to Migos and Drake.  Now, we’re not sure why you would want to bring your kid to a huge festival

iPhone 8 could be delayed because of this cool feature

Image: Xu Kangping/VCG, Getty Images By Adario Strange2017-04-18 01:03:36 UTC A shiny new iPhone is expected on the device’s 10th anniversary—but a new report hints there could be delays.   One of the features expected in the upcoming iPhone 8 is a fingerprint sensor placed under the phone’s glass exterior. The result would be an even sleeker, seamless design and, presumably, more space for the iPhone’s display.  However, according to

Sean Spicer doesn't watch Melissa McCarthy's perfect 'SNL' skits because he's sleeping ¯_(ツ)_/¯

By Erin Strecker2017-04-18 00:25:17 UTC Being spoofed on Saturday Night Live is a time-honored tradition and most politicians — of both parties — realize, at minimum, the PR advantages of appearing to be in on the joke. Not so for White House press secretary Sean Spicer.  At the Easter Egg Roll Monday, Spicer was questioned by CNN about the latest Melissa McCarthy sketch spoofing him this past weekend (see also:

Marines are trying out a throwaway delivery drone

The delivery drones would be much less sophisticated than this one.Image: MARCIN BIELECKI/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Colin Daileda2017-04-18 00:15:44 UTC The U.S. Marine Corps is reportedly testing an innovative new way of getting care packages to its troops in the field: disposable drones. The Tactical Air Delivery gliders, as they’re calling them, would be able to deliver up to 700 pounds of food and other supplies, according to IEEE Spectrum. They can

Ford's giving your local police a supercharged reason to go green

Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like the new hybrids will also come with Very Good K-9 doggos to sit shotgun.Image: Ford motor company By Brett Williams2017-04-11 00:14:01 UTC Ford just introduced a supercharged hybrid for police that can handle intense pursuits, even through flooded intersections and over curbs.  The Police Responder Hybrid is the first of its kind, according to Ford, which is putting $4.5 billion into electric car production over

Finally, some good airline news: The FCC won't let people talk on cellphones during flights

Just stick to podcasts.Image: Matt Slocum/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Jack Morse2017-04-10 23:26:11 UTC While the long arc of air travel undoubtably bends toward misery, passengers were just offered a brief glimmer of hope. The Federal Communications Commission decided on April 10 to reverse a 2013 proposal that would have allowed cellphone use mid-flight.  That’s right, unbeknownst to many, we were spiraling toward a future where the bro next to you could pick

Paul Walker's mom to Vin Diesel: 'You lost your other half'

Image: Getty Images By Saba Hamedy2017-04-10 22:49:34 UTC Vin Diesel, like all of us, is still feeling the loss of his late Furious franchise co-star Paul Walker. In an interview with Sirius XM’s Maria Menounos, the actor said he thinks of Walker — who died in a fatal car crash in 2014 — often. “There wasn’t a day, there wasn’t a scene, there wasn’t a second where I didn’t have Paul

Why it's totally possible this group of hackers is the CIA

Longhorn = CIA?Image: Sierakowski/REX/Shutterstock By Colin Daileda2017-04-10 22:34:10 UTC To folks at the cybersecurity firm Symantec, the hacking group they call “Longhorn” has always seemed like a state actor.  The group has hacked 40 “targets” in 16 nations, according to Symantec. Longhorn has gone after governments as well as groups involved in finance, energy, telecommunications, education and much more.  “All of the organizations targeted would be of interest to a

Soon you'll be able to make payments using WhatsApp in India

Image: BRITTANY HERBERT/MASHABLE By Manish Singh2017-04-04 04:52:16 UTC Amid demonetization in India late last year, mobile wallet apps such as Paytm and MobiKwik emerged as the big winners, reporting astronomical growth. But the biggest challenger yet is about to join the race.  WhatsApp is India’s most popular instant messaging app, and they’re introducing person-to-person payment solutions in the country, according to a report on The Ken. The company is in