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31 March

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  • 09:35
    Justin Bieber's face experienced quite the emotional roller coaster Monday night From stunned to amused to gracious, the Biebs had a plethora of reactions to the dozens of zingers thrown at him during his Comedy Central roast. At least he wasn't a baby, baby, baby (ohhhh) about it See also: The 11 best jokes from the Justin Bieber roast Here's a sampling of his best facial expressions since that infamous mugshot Read more... More about Justin Bieber, Tv, Watercooler, and (...) -- Justin Bieber, Tv, Watercooler, Pics
  • 04:03
    When a major flaw in the encryption that secures websites was revealed this March, Zakir Durumeric, a research fellow at the University of Michigan, was the first person to know how serious it was. By performing a scan of every device on the Internet he realized its full potential, before even the researchers who had first identified the flaw, known as FREAK. "There were questions as to the correct way to respond before we did the scan," says Durumeric. See also: 5 super easy tips for better online security on Safer Internet Day Afterwards there weren't. The scan showed that more than (...) -- Software, Website Monitoring, Internet Security, Encryption, Tech
  • 09:59
    "I am his hands. He is my eyes." Jia Haixa talks of his symbiotic relationship with his friend Jia Wenqi - a double amputee. The pair work together to plant trees in Yeli village, just outside of Shijiazhuang city, northern China. See also: Then and now: Images of our changing planet Losing his sight in one eye to congenital cataracts, and later his right eye in a work-related accident, Jia Haixa is completely blind. The friends approached the local government and leased a 7.5 acre stretch of land along the riverbank. They hope to transform it by planting 1,000 trees every year, and (...) -- China, Trees, Blind, Us World, Social Good
  • 09:37
    Sydney couple Epiphany Morgan and Carl Mason have just finished travelling the world, filming 365 mini documentaries in 365 days In a project that began as a personal journey, but turned into one for their audience, the couple spanned 30 countries across six continents: Asia, Africa, South America, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. They finished their global journey, called 365 Docobites, in Australia with their own interview See also: 5 creative ideas for one-second Snapchats (besides full frontal) 23-year-old Morgan was a film graduate working in a production (...) -- Australia, Documentary Films, Us World, Videos, 365 Docobites
  • 09:19
    ASUS has announced its Android Wear smartwatch will be available in Australia in April Just in time to take on the highly-publicised Apple Watch head on, the ZenWatch, a first in the wearable space for ASUS, will be available in Bing Lee retail stores for a dirt cheap A$289, and you can pre-order online. If $10k seems a hefty price to splash for style, this could be the answer. See also: Asus ZenWatch is a smartwatch that achieves fashion zen If you aren't brand savvy and want to jump on the wearables train, ASUS's ZenWatch might be your go-to device. It has built-in features such as a (...) -- Asus, Tech, Gadgets, Android Wear, Australia
  • 07:06
    Martha Stewart wants Justin Bieber to find a woman who's powerful, rich and famous And maybe a lady who can roll an artisanal joint and likes gettin' freaky on 400-thread-count cotton sheets, sold exclusively at Macy's. Maybe, a lady like Ms. Stewart herself See also: The 11 best jokes from the Justin Bieber roast During Monday's Comedy Central Roast of the Biebs, Stewart made a play for the 21-year-old pop star. They already have the same hairdresser, so he should have no problem tracking down her phone number. "Like Martha, Martha, Martha. Oooh." Read more...More about Viral (...) -- Viral Videos, Martha Stewart, Justin Bieber, Tv, Watercooler
  • 06:59
    Monday's Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber was proof you shouldn't dish it out if you can't take it The panel of comedians, rappers and Martha Stewart got just as eviscerated as the guest of honor, providing some of the largest laughs of the night See also: The 11 best jokes from the Justin Bieber roast But surprisingly, Bieber was the one doling out some of the funniest quips and harshest truths (guess his money can afford a solid team of comedy writers) And since Justin got the last laugh, we can all keep calm and beliebe on Read more... More about Justin Bieber, Tv, (...) -- Justin Bieber, Tv, Watercooler, Pics, Conversations
  • 06:46
    Less than a week after Zayn Malik announced he was leaving One Direction, we already have a taste of what his solo career might sound like Naughty Boy, a producer who worked with Sam Smith on his breakout album In the Lonely Hour, released Malik's demo "I Won't Mind" on Twitter See also: The Internet is flooded with crying teens because Zayn left One Direction It's a soulful acoustic jam, but whatever promise of a solo career it might indicate has been completely overshadowed by Twitter drama It started when Naughty Boy tweeted a video claiming that "Naught Boy saved Zaughty." (...) -- Music, Watercooler, Conversations, One Direction, Twitter Feuds
  • 05:56
    The excavation of a roughly 500-year-old latrine in Jerusalem has uncovered thousands of eggs from human parasites, including some that may have come from Northern Europe, a new study finds. The people who used the latrine may have been long-distance traders or on a pilgrimage, likely from Northern Europe, where these parasites were common, the researchers said. "While we will never know for sure why they made this journey, pilgrims and traders would be a plausible explanation," said the study's senior researcher, Piers Mitchell, a lecturer of biological anthropology at the University (...) -- Jerusalem, Poop, Us World, Medieval
  • 05:41
    It's the event of a lifetime: Comedy Central held its Justin Bieber roast Monday night Bieber was an easy target for mockery, of course. But that didn't stop the panel of roasters, including Ludacris, Martha Stewart, Pete Davidson and Natasha Leggero, from bringing their A-game. The lineup called out the pop star from everything to his haircut to his pet monkey to his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez See also: Justin Bieber's 'Comedy Central Roast': The apology was real, the monkey was not Bieber took the zingers in stride. He probably saved those tears for the mop bucket We've tallied up (...) -- Justin Bieber, Tv, Watercooler, Celebs, Lists
  • 05:22
    It's rare for a local newspaper to make waves in a national debate — rarer still for a local newspaper with a front page editorial. But the Indianapolis Star managed to do both Monday night when it unveiled its front page for Tuesday: a blistering attack on the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed by Governor Mike Pence last week, the only state law that allows individuals to cite religious reasons in discriminating against other individuals Critics across the country say the law is a thinly-disguised attack on LGBT individuals in the state See also: Apple CEO Tim Cook (...) -- Lgbt, Us World, Us, Indiana, Lgbt Rights
  • 03:27
    His job's definitely not a joke. He's not broke. But his love life may well be D.O.A. First it was The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, House of Cards is getting its own Friends remix The theme song turns the dark Netflix drama into a quirky comedy revolving around Frank and Claire Underwood and their crazy lives in Washington, D.C. Let's be honest though, anything is an improvement over the current House of Cards theme song — which seems to last an eternity. Helen Mirren plus helium make for hilarious awards acceptance speech David Beckham and James Corden have a new underwear (...) -- Viral Videos, House Of Cards, Friends, Watercooler, Videos
  • 02:47
    There's a new player in town that plans to get us moving at a faster pace, using the power of people and public transport. Moovit, a startup founded in Tel Aviv, Israel, has launched its transportation app in Australia. The app is much like other transport apps available in Australian cities, but the company hopes to create a national network, instead of the current state-based systems. See also: Amazon is testing drones in Canada, just 2,000 feet from the U.S. border The app is currently available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth, and already has (...) -- Us World, Australia, Moovit, Transport App
  • 02:47
    It's hard to believe, but rock legend Eric Clapton turns 70 on Monday To celebrate his impressive career, we put together a Music Monday playlist full of his greatest hits — one for every year of his amazing life so far. See also: How an Electric Guitar Actually Works Rock on, Mr. Clapton Have something to add to our playlist? Share it with us in the comments, below, or on Spotify, and we'll add it in. How to share your song with us 1. To nofollow Mashable on Spotify, click here. If a popup window asks you to launch an external application, accept. This just means the browser will (...) -- Entertainment, Music
  • 02:30
    There's no harm in playing an innocent prank on your little ones, especially on April Fools' Day Your kids are used to nothing but affection the other 364 days out of the year, so you deserve one day to cut loose and play just one (or two) tiny, harmless jokes at their expense. See also: 17 morning pranks to start April Fools' Day right Don't worry — your precious little angels know you love them, and they'll probably get you back next year. (Or by the end of the day.) Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more...More about Lists, Parenting, Diy, Pranks, (...) -- Lists, Parenting, Diy, Pranks, Funny
  • 02:02
    Warning: For this list is dark and full of spoilers. There are few shows that damage your psyche quite like Game of Thrones and Walking Dead. The two will rip your heart out and leave you addicted. Fortunately for the human heart, these shows align perfectly in air time. While Walking Dead came to the end of a perfectly amazing season Sunday night, fans of a good brain squeeze only have to wait two weeks before replacing zombie gore with a good old-fashioned Thronedown. Because when it comes down to it, there really aren't that many differences between George R.R. Martin and Robert (...) -- Lists, Television, Tv, Walking Dead, Game Of Thrones
  • 01:32
    Amazon is testing its drone delivery service at a "secret site" in British Columbia, Canada. That's according to a report from The Guardian Although Amazon is keeping the location of the test site under wraps, it's reportedly just 2,000 feet from the U.S. border — less than half a mile See also: Amazon gets the green light to test drones in the U.S. The company has acquired a plot of land lined by oak trees and firs, where it is conducting frequent experimental flights with the blessing of the Canadian government, the report says. The move to test in Canada comes after the U.S. Federal (...) -- Amazon, Tech, Gadgets, Us, Drones
  • 01:16
    Sorry to break it to you, Justin Timberlake, but Taylor Swift has other friends. Lots of other friends There's Madonna for one, and of course, the millions of Swifties that Taylor seems to be tracking down one by one until she has held each of them in her otherworldy embrace. See also: Who has more friends: Marnie the Dog or Taylor Swift? The iHeartRadio Awards in Las Vegas were the latest hotspot of the grand #Taylurking tradition. Superfan Colleen Sullivan had a ticket to the show and, knowing Swift would be in attendance, began her Tumblr campaign for Swift's attention. Image: (...) -- Tumblr, Taylor Swift, Music, Watercooler, Conversations
  • 01:00
    Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is in damage control mode ahead of the Final Four men's NCAA Basketball Championship, which kicks off in the city this weekend Since Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill that opponents say allows discrimination against gay people, the state has come under fire. The law has sparked the hashtag #boycottindiana ; companies such as Yelp, Angie's List and one large-scale gamer convention have rethought bringing their business to the state Some have called for the NCAA to move the tournament to a different city in light of the new legislation, including basketball (...) -- Lgbt, Us World, Us, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 00:29
    Guitar legend Eric Clapton turned 70 on Monday, a milestone birthday for the rock legend. The former Cream guitarist is widely regarded as one of the best musicians to ever pick up an electric guitar. His blues-soaked melodies, fiery riffs and mind-bending solos influenced countless musicians in his wake from Slash to Eddie van Halen See also: 10 iconic rock stars straight chillin' with their parents Rolling Stone has named him the second best guitarist of all time behind Jimi Hendrix. After half a century of chart-topping albums, Clapton's career is still going strong as he continues (...) -- Cream, Entertainment, Music, Eric Clapton
  • 00:07
    Gmail's Android app just became an even better solution for users with multiple email accounts Google's latest update to the Android version of the app added a new "all inboxes" view and improved the way email threads are organized for non-Google email accounts. See also: The 5 Best Email Apps for Power Users The latest update builds on many of the improvements introduced in the last major update, which added support for email other types of email accounts like Yahoo and Outlook. Monday's update takes this a step further by improving how the app handles emails from different types of (...) -- Google, Email, Android, Gmail, Tech
  • 11:05
    At a Paris bar, a man in a beret spits a mouthful of Coca-Cola at the camera. Image: Mark Kauffman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images In 1950, the Coca-Cola company decided the people of France were ready for the great taste of Coke. So it began a marketing campaign targeted to the country.  Coca-Cola had been available unofficially in France since 1919 and officially since 1933, but after the war Coke decided to raise its profile and capitalize on the proliferation of refrigerators in French homes.  Under the slogan "Drink Fresh," vans toured the streets and salesmen distributed (...) -- Marketing, Features, Business, History, Coca Cola
  • 11:00
    Ukraine's children of war - Christopher Miller Mashable!
    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine —Slurping a bowl of thick soup, his twig-like legs swinging beneath the dining table, 6-year-old Ilya at first seems like any happy-go-lucky kid. But so far life has been neither happy nor lucky. Last spring as fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine, his mother fled to Russia with everything she had — except for Ilya, whom she abandoned in Horlivka, a city controlled by pro-Russian rebels.  Svetlana Kovalenko, 44, cooks soup in her temporary Artemivsk home for her seven children and 6-year-old Ilya, who she took in after his mother abandoned him last year. Evgeny (...) -- Russia, Us World, U.S. World, Ukraine, Donetsk
  • 09:47
    Helen Mirren is one of the funniest actresses around, and Helen Mirren with helium is even better The Oscar winner stopped by The Tonight Show Monday night to shoot the breeze and inhale some helium with Jimmy Fallon "I haven't done this since I was about 11," Mirren said before taking a gulp from the helium balloon to answer Fallon's questions about where she keeps her Oscar and what a certain British dish made of sausage and potatoes is called. Cue lots of laughter. David Beckham and James Corden have a new underwear line Fan-made Super Mario 64 HD lets you smash Goombas in your (...) -- Jimmy Fallon, Entertainment, Tv, The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Helen Mirren
  • 09:37
    In "Pimento," the ninth episode in Better Call Saul's first season, we learn that the source of Jimmy McGill's professional strife actually resides far, far too close to home, and that Mike's savviness in the criminal realm is not to be messed with. With Chuck on the slow but steady electromagnetic mend, he and Jimmy are formulating their next steps when it comes to their class action lawsuit against Sandpiper, a retirement facility chain. Jimmy manages to dodge a restraining order thrown at him by Sandpiper's counsel; but Chuck tells Jimmy that, unfortunately, the legal tit for tat and (...) -- Television, Entertainment, Tv, Better Call Saul, Recaps
  • 06:20
    In the early 1980s, the age of the personal computer had arrived and "computerphobia" was suddenly everywhere. Sufferers experienced "a range of resistances, fears, anxieties, and hostilities," according to the 1996 book Women and Computers. "These can take such forms as fear of physically touching the computer or of damaging it and what's inside it, a reluctance to read or talk about computers, feeling threatened by those who do know something about them, feeling that you can be replaced by a machine, become a slave to it, or feeling aggressive towards computers." Humans often converge (...) -- Technology, Computer, Tech, Dev Design, Personal Computer
  • 04:39
    Inspired by the Social Good Summit, +SocialGood UK was designed to amplify the voices of people who want to share world-changing ideas and spark action throughout the global community. See also: Social Good Summit quotes to inspire you before Friday's +SocialGood UK The event brought together government officials, policy makers, social entrepreneurs, technologists and corporate leaders from around the world to discuss how technology is driving social change While +SocialGood UK took place in London, the conversations on social media extended to a global audience on social media using (...) -- Social Good, Socialgood, Us World, Plus Social Good, Socialgood Uk

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  • 07:00
    The game of Chinese Whispers or Telephone involves telling one person a sentence, having that person tell another person the same sentence, and continuing on until purple monkey dishwasher. For this year’s Arduino Day, [Mastro] was hanging out at Crunchlab with a bunch of Arduinos. What do you do with a bunch of Arduinos? Telephone with software serial. The setup for this game is extremely simple – have one Arduino act as the master, listening for bits on the (hardware) serial port. This Arduino then sends those bits down a chain of Arduinos over the software serial port until it finally (...) --
  • 04:00
    Back in the bad old days, if you needed a little bit of custom logic you would whip out a tiny chip known as a PAL. A Programmable Logic Array is just what it sounds like and is the forerunner of modern, unsolderable CPLDs and FPGAs. PALs and GALs have died off, left to the wastes of the Jameco warehouse, and now it seems the only programmable logic you can buy are huge, 100-pin monstrosities. [Nick] at Arachnid Labs was working on his Tsunami signal generator when a user asked if they could add just one more feature: a programmable divider to count 256 iterations of a clock. This is the (...) --

The Daily WTF

  • 05:00
    I'll be in Japan once again, and figured it'd be the perfect opportunity to celebrate Hanami with Tokyo-area TDWTF readers: Hanami (花見) roughly translates to, hangout with a group of friends and colleagues under a cherry blossom tree while drinking beer, sake, and possibly whisky, along with enjoying various snack foods. As the above picture above (courtesy of Ari Helminen on Flickr) depicts, it's pretty much the thing to do in Japan this time of year. So, if you're up for getting together this Friday (possibly Saturday?) for Hanami, and likely an izikaya afterwards... please drop me a (...) -- Announcements

The Adam Carolla Podcast

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  • 00:30
    The night sky over the Yemeni city of Sana'a was bright with explosions on Monday as airstrikes rattled the city A Saudi-led coalition has been targeting rebel positions there since last week. The Shiite Houthi rebels are in control of Sana'a and strikes are directed at militants, jets, air defense systems and Scud missile launch pads that could threaten Saudi Arabia. See also: The breathtaking beauty of Yemen, a war-torn land The kingdom leads the coalition carrying out airstrikes in Yemen targeting the rebels known as Houthis and their allies, namely forces loyal to former Yemeni (...) -- Yemen, Us World, Sanaa
  • 00:13
    DHAKA, Bangladesh — The brutal killing of yet another blogger in broad daylight in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka has sent shockwaves through the country. On Monday, blogger Oyasiqur Rahman was hacked to death, just weeks after an almost identical killing of Avijit Roy, an American blogger of Bangladeshi origin. See also: Another blogger has been hacked to death in Bangladesh Rahman, who was in his 20s and went by the alias Babu — as well as the pen name Kucchit Hasher Channa, meaning Ugly Duckling — was attacked Monday morning near his home Both men were vocal in their criticism of (...) -- Blogger, Bangladesh, Media, Us World, Washiqur Rahman

IEBlog

  • 00:30
    Today we’re excited to announce the availability of a new build for Windows Insiders with the first preview of “Project Spartan,” the new browser for Windows 10. You can learn more in Joe Belfiore’s blog post, “Introducing Project Spartan: The New Browser Built for Windows 10." This build does not yet include all the changes we announced last week, so the new rendering engine can still be enabled in Internet Explorer under "about:flags" by selecting "Enable experimental web platform features." This will be removed in a future update. Project Spartan includes some new rendering (...) -- IE Announcements, End-users, Platform Preview

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