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Australian startup founders are young and very rich, list confirms

27 October, by Ariel Bogle[ —]

It looks like it pays off to be young and in tech.

Atlassian cofounders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar lead the 2016 BRW Young Rich List, announced Thursday, with other startup founders dominating the top five.

The workplace software company, which went public in the U.S. in late 2015, has helped the pair to a cool A$4.68 billion in combined wealth, according to BRW's researchers. So, not at all shabby.

They have used some of their cash to support other Australian startups, with Cannon-Brookes backing tech-focused superfund Spaceship, and Farquhar investing in workplace safety app, SafetyCulture. Read more...

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Yes, you did hear Alex Trebek drop 'Jumpman' lyrics on 'Jeopardy'

27 October, by Keith Wagstaff[ —]

Alex Trebek started from the bottom, now he's here — forcing you to answer in the form of a question. 

A Jeopardy contestant took "Musical Acts" for $400 on Wednesday night, which forced Trebek to go from zero to 100 real quick, singing Drake's hit single "Jumpman" featuring fellow rapper Future. 

The internet noticed.

Just heard Alex Trebek recite some lyrics from Jumpman......why ya'll make him do this?

— Justin Reece (@KyloReece) October 27, 2016

Alex Trebek saying the #Jumpman lyrics for a #Jeopardy question was awesome! #Drake #Future pic.twitter.com/63qxm8tcHa

— MTS (@mazzsterpeace) October 26, 2016

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Cubs pitcher loses World Series no-hitter right after Fox airs TV graphic touting no-hitter

27 October, by Sam Laird[ —]

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta was working on a no-hitter through five innings of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night — then Fox aired a TV graphic touting Arrieta's feat-in-progress and he promptly gave up his first hit of the night to the Cleveland Indians. 

Come on, Fox! 

Baseball fans on Twitter, of course, were quick to call out Fox for supposedly jinxing Arrieta. 

Fox trying their best to jinx Jake Arrieta. Have never seen a graphic like this during a no-no#Cubs #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/cRAKZezyqz

— Matthew Schwerha (@MSchwerha) October 27, 2016

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Return of the Mac: Follow Apple's event live

27 October, by Jenni Ryall[ —]

Follow live from San Francisco

The SD card slot

Photographers, prepare to get angry

No escape key?

The function keys may be deleted

Fingerprint scanner

Can we unlock it with our fingerprint?

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Nintendo Switch price and release date coming in January

27 October, by Adam Rosenberg[ —]

The mysteries of Nintendo Switch — including its release date and price — will be revealed in a livestream on Jan. 12.

It hasn't been a week since Nintendo shared a first look at its hybrid living room/handheld gaming machine. The brief debut trailer showcased form and function, but offered little more information than that.

The "Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017" will happen in Tokyo, with the livestream's start time to be announced at a later date. The Jan. 12 date refers to U.S. time.

The guts of Switch are encased in a tablet that also plugs into a base station, for displaying game data on your TV. Different configurations and controllers — including adorable little "Joy-Con" controllers for party settings — allow for at-home or on-the-go play. Read more...

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We aren't worthy of Paul and Vernon's 'You're The Worst' adventure

27 October, by Proma Khosla[ —]

It's probably unkind to suggest that last week's You're The Worst, entitled "Genetically Inferior Beta Males," was a subtle hint at the subjects of its successor, but the negging of Paul (Allan McLeod) and Vernon (Todd Robert Anderson) ends there. The two have served as tertiary punchlines since the show's inception and finally, three seasons in, get to shine.

As is You're The Worst tradition, the episode is searingly sad.

"The Seventh Layer" opens with an unwittingly insightful monologue from Vernon about his wife Becca, for whom he and Paul have come to buy a baby bassinet. Read more...

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Apple says it needs 'more time' before releasing AirPods, won't say why

27 October, by Jerico Mandybur[ —]

They say if you love something, let it go. But Apple is having a hard time setting free its infamous AirPods.

The company says it needs "a little more time" before it starts selling the new wireless ear buds, announced at the same time as the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The headphone jack-less models have been on sale since Sept. 16, but shoppers are going to have to wait a little while longer until they can replace that dongle adapter with an AirPod set up.

Apple had said the AirPods would go on sale in late October a.k.a. now. Not only has that date now been pulled back — the company isn't saying when they'll be released, or why it needs more time, according to the Associated Press.  Read more...

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Groupon buys LivingSocial, reminding people that those companies still exist

27 October, by Patrick Kulp[ —]

Discount deal of the day: One beleaguered ex-unicorn on sale for (at least) 99 percent off peak sticker price.

That's the thrifty deal Groupon just struck to buy fellow online coupon peddler LivingSocial as the former looks to pare down its own operations to a little more than half its current size. 

The merger was announced Wednesday afternoon in a quarterly earnings call with investors.

Once a powerhouse rival to Groupon, the Washington, D.C.-based startup's value has plunged precipitously from a peak of around $4.5 billion in 2011, bottoming out at somewhere in the low tens of millions or less. Read more...

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Russell Westbrook has perfect reaction after belligerent NBA fan flips him off

27 October, by Sam Laird[ —]

Ah, the City of Brotherly Love. 

Russell Westbrook's Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Philadelphia 76ers in Philly on Wednesday night to open the NBA season for both teams — but it was a fan's belligerent double bird that stole the show in the first half. 

After Westbook completed an acrobatic layup while being fouled, one Philly fan got aggro and flipped him off with both hands while yelling two words that we're sure you can guess. (Here's a hint anyway: They rhyme with "duck flew.")

Welcome to Philly, Russpic.twitter.com/4lTRoknKbf

— Billy Penn (@billy_penn) October 27, 2016

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The secrets behind the Surface Studio design

27 October, by Lance Ulanoff[ —]

Microsoft’s getting quite good at design moonshots, creating product silhouettes that challenge our notions of what computing should look like. The large, yet astonishingly thin, Surface Studio is a perfect reflection of that still somewhat new skill.

As I looked over that all-in-one Windows 10 computer and a slightly updated Surface Book beside it in Microsoft’s pop-up product experience room adjacent to the hall where Microsoft Device lead Panos Panay had just introduced the new hardware, I realized I had myriad questions about both, but mostly about the Surface Studio.

Microsoft focused on the details for the new Surface Studio.

Microsoft focused on the details for the new Surface Studio.

Image: LILI SAMS/MASHABLE

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