Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:43:23 +0000
TL;DR: Get involved with the world's most valuable resource — data, of course — with The Complete 2020 Big Data and Machine Learning Bundle for $39.90, a 96% savings as of June 5.
Big data has gotten so big that the adjective doesn't even do it justice any longer. If anything, it should be described as gargantuan data, given how the entire digital universe is expected to generate 44 zettabytes of data by the end of this year. WTF is zettabytes? It's equal to one sextillion (1021) or 270 bytes. It's a lot.
It's never been clearer that data is the world's most valuable resource, making now an opportune time to get to grips with all things data. The Complete 2020 Big Data and Machine Learning Bundle can be your springboard to exploring a career in data science and data analysis. Read more...More about Machine Learning, Big Data, Online Learning, Mashable Shopping, and Tech
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:33:24 +0000
TL;DR: EyeBuyDirect is running a buy one, get one free deal on frames as of June 5. Just enter code LOVE4ALL at checkout.
June is Pride Month, which is a time when we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and recognize all that's been done in the continuing fight for equality. It's not uncommon for brands to run sales in honor of Pride or to even launch new Pride-themed products, and EyeBuyDirect is hopping on that train.
We're not totally sure what glasses have to do with Pride Month, but hey, people like to be able to see, right?Lifestyle, Glasses, Pride Month, Mashable Shopping, and Culture
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:57:44 +0000
Poimo is a joint research project between mercari R4D and the University of Tokyo and makes personal mobility compact. Read more...More about Tech, Transportation, Mashable Video, Scooters, and Future Blink
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:50:32 +0000
So you've decided to raise an antiracist child. No doubt something profound has brought you to this crossroads. For many parents, the death of George Floyd, who died after an officer kneeled on his neck for nearly 9 minutes, was the catalyst.
For me, it was an evolution that took place over years but culminated in watching an unabashed display of white supremacy at the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.
I understood then what hadn't been clear to me before: If I raise my children with good intentions when it comes to race — praising equality, dignity, and fairness without actually teaching them how to be antiracist — I will have failed them and this country. I wrote about that awakening last year. Read more...More about Racism, Parenting Family, Small Humans, Social Good, and Identities
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:40:41 +0000
The new crayon set is part of Crayola’s inclusivity initiative. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Coloring, Inclusivity, Kids Toy, and Crayola
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:37:11 +0000
The co-founder of Reddit just put the rest of the tech world on notice.
Alexis Ohanian announced Friday that he was resigning his Reddit board seat, and "urged" the rest of the board to fill his spot with a new black board member. He will also be donating all future gains on his Reddit stock to "serve the black community," and is immediately giving $1 million to Colin Kaepernick's racial justice charity.
Yes, take that in. Ohanian just set the bar for using power and privilege for racial equity by transferring not only resources, but also power to people of color.
More about Reddit, Black Lives Matter, Alexis Ohanian, Tech, and Silicon Valley
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:27:01 +0000
Twitter, Black Lives Matter, Covid 19, Tech, and Social Media Companies
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:13:16 +0000
The Oscars are once again on blast for their historic prejudice against films by and about black people.
Amidst ongoing national protests against systemic racism, Selma star David Oyelowo appeared in Screen International's live Q&A series "Screen Talks" to revisit the film's infamous lack of recognition at the 87th Academy Awards. Although the universally acclaimed Martin Luther King Jr. biopic was nominated for Best Picture and won Best Original Song, it was shut out of all other major categories in a year marked by lacking diversity — inspiring the rise of #OscarsSoWhite.
Now, Oyelowo says the Selma snub was retaliation for the cast and crew openly protesting the 2014 killing of Eric Garner by NYPD police officer Daniel Pantaleo, who placed Garner in a chokehold that resulted in Garner's death. Read more...More about Oscarssowhite, Ava Duvernay, Selma, David Oyelowo, and Entertainment
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:56:59 +0000
In October last year, Netflix ended support for several old Roku devices. Now Hulu has announced it's set to do the same later this month.
As Ars Technica reports, very old Roku devices were already limited to the classic version of the Hulu app, which doesn't offer access to live TV. However, from June 24, both the Roku Streaming Player (models 2400 to 3100) and the Roku Streaming Stick (model 3420 or earlier) will lose access completely. If you want to keep using Hulu, you'll need to upgrade to a new streaming device.
More recent Roku devices need a firmware update in order to retain access to the latest version fo the Hulu app. Firmware version 8.1 or higher is required to be installed on the following devices: Read more...More about Hulu, Roku, Tech, and Streaming Services
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:54:14 +0000
As protests continue in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump seems to be seeking out all the protection he can get.
On top of Secret Service agents that have the president's back 24/7 and a line of law enforcement officers stationed outside the White House, there's now a hideous black fence surrounding Trump's residence.
The fencing along the White House perimeter was added on Thursday morning, and is expected to remain there until Wednesday, per NBC News. Though White House spokesperson Judd Deere told the outlet that "The White House does not comment on security protocols and decisions," the Secret Service explained that "the closures are in an effort to maintain the necessary security measures surrounding the White House complex, while also allowing for peaceful demonstration." Read more...More about Twitter, Protests, Donald Trump, White House, and George Floyd
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:00:44 +0000
Mashable Shopping, Kitchen Appliances, Air Fryers, Ninja Foodi, and Tech
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:54:18 +0000
We can officially add HBO Max to the list of streaming services that drop new content each month. In June, the new streaming service sees additions like Ad Astra and Doctor Sleep, plus a few original series.
The seven-day trial just isn't enough time to make a dent in everything HBO Max has to offer. But when you're already paying for a handful of other streaming services (and still trying to determine how it's different from HBO Go and HBO Now), another $14.99 per month charge might trigger an eye roll.
If you've been in the market for a new 4K TV, opting for one from Samsung could help you make a decision: Buying select 4K TVs from Samsung's 2020 7 or 8 Series line at Best Buy gets you a free 30-day HBO trial. That's three extra weeks more than everyone else is getting. Read more...More about Samsung, Streaming Services, 4k Tv, Oled, and Mashable Shopping
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:47:29 +0000
TL;DR: As of June 5, you can save up to $110 on wireless earbuds at Best Buy.
Believe it or not, Airpods aren't the only wireless earbuds on the market. They're also not the only ones on sale. While $139.99 has slowly become the new normal for the obsessed-over headphones, other prices are dropping as well. That's why we thought we'd round them up for you — so you check out the options in all their money-saving glory and make your own decision.
Whether you need ones that you know will stay put during workouts, like the Bose SoundSports, or ones that can carry on high-quality phone conversations no matter what noisy environment you're in, like the Sennheiser Momentums, Best Buy has you covered. And to make it even better, you''ll receive free shipping with whichever pair you go with. Read more...More about Wireless Earbuds, Mashable Shopping, Tech, and Consumer Tech
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:36:59 +0000
Focusing on work from home can be hard — many office workers are still stuck working from home, some without the proper equipment. If you're one of those people, we have a great batch of tech deals for you.
Check them out:
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Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:57:45 +0000
TL;DR: As of June 5, Microsoft Surface accessories are on sale at Best BuySave $21 on select colors of the Surface Pen, then bundle it with an Arc Mouse, wireless keyboard, or USB adapter to save an extra $20.
So you're a proud new parent of a Microsoft Surface device.
With the exception of the new Surface Go 2 or Pro X, taking complete advantage of the true versatility of Surface Pro or Go devices requires the separate purchase of the Surface Pen or newer Surface Pen Slim. The latter goes for $144.99 and is rarely discounted, but Best Buy is offering select colors of the original Surface Pen for $78.99 — over 20% off. Read more...More about Laptops, Microsoft Surface, Stylus, Mashable Shopping, and Tech
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:19:29 +0000
Playstation, Ps4, Mashable Shopping, Gaming Consoles, and Days Of Play
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:56:12 +0000
K-pop stans are legion and cannot be stopped.
After the hacker group Anonymous called for spamming QAnon hashtags, K-pop stans rushed in to do their part.
If you don't know anything about K-pop — Korean pop bands — just know they have massive amounts of fans who hold the power to make literally everything go viral. The most notable band is BTS, whom you must have heard of.
But, in the wake of mass protests against racism and police brutality, those fans have channeled their power for good. They've done the nearly unthinkable: stopped tweeting about their faves to ensure Black Lives Matter hashtags rose to the top of trending. And again, they also spammed a Dallas police department app aimed at identifying protesters with such force that it took down the app. Read more...More about Donald Trump, K Pop, Bts, Qanon, and Culture
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:27:21 +0000
As protests and demonstrations flood the streets of the United States and beyond with people calling for the end of police brutality and abuse of power, there's one place packed with vocal Black Lives Matter supporters that you won't find on any map: Toontown.
Players in Toontown Rewritten (a free-to-play, not-for profit, and barely legal recreation of Disney's defunct MMORPG Toontown) are bringing messages of support to oppressed and abused communities with messages containing "Black Lives Matter" and calls to action to sign petitions and defund the police.
More about Black Lives Matter, Entertainment, Activism, and Gaming
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:01:05 +0000
Washington, D.C. has taken some very visible action to support the Black Lives Matter protests around the country.
On Friday morning, a group of people were seen painting the words "Black Lives Matter" in large yellow letters down two blocks of 16th Street, a two-lane road which leads to the White House.
The painters were commissioned by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, per CNN, and when New York Times writer Emily Badger happened upon the city workers on Friday morning, they casually said they were "just paintin' the streets."
More about Black Lives Matter, Racial Justice, Activism, Social Justice, and Washington Dc
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:58:38 +0000
Public Health, Protest, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, and George Floyd
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:04:51 +0000
Season 1 (and now Season 2) of the HBO show Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas is now available to watch for free on YouTube, a feat the show's creator was able to instigate via Twitter. Season 1 tackles policing in America, so it's truly the time to watch.
Cenac talked to Jimmy Fallon about how he was able to get the show onto the platform for free, amongst a larger conversation about police funding and the protests against racism and police brutality happening across America, following the killing of George Floyd, who died after three police officers pinned him down, one kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Read more...More about Protests, Racism, Jimmy Fallon, Police Brutality, and Wyatt Cenac
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Motorola continues to add to its already extensive catalog of budget phones. On Friday, the company announced two new handsets: the Moto G Fast and the Moto E.
At $199, the Moto G Fast is the more expensive of the two. It features a 6.4-inch HD+ Max Vision display with an 8-megapixel, hole-punch selfie camera. On its back, you'll find a triple-camera setup that includes a 16-megapixel lens, an 8-megapixel, 118-degree ultra-wide angle lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. As for color options, the G Fast only comes in Pearl White.
It also comes with auto smile feature, which recognizes when everyone in the shot is smiling before taking the photo. The G Fast has a Smart Composition feature as well, that crops crooked photos to make sure the subject in the photo is properly centered. Read more...More about Motorola, Moto E, Moto G Fast, Tech, and Consumer Tech
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:41:44 +0000
Like Late Night's Amber Ruffin, actor Sam Richardson has some stories to tell late night hosts about what it was like growing up as a black person in America.
In the video above, he tells Conan O'Brien about the time he was wrongly accused of stealing as a 12-year-old boy, and about the time a police officer yelled at him for trying to give them information.
In response, O'Brien asks how Richardson lives with the kind of anger he must feel from situations like that.
"We all have to," Richardson replies. "If we were all to show the amount of frustration and fear that we feel, we wouldn't be able to exist in society." Read more...More about Racism, Conan O Brien, Discrimination, Sam Richardson, and Entertainment
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 10:53:16 +0000
TL;DR: A two-year subscription to Surfshark VPN is on sale for £1.58 per month, saving you 83% on list price.
You may feel as if you are able to surf the web freely, but the reality is that the internet is full of blockades and restrictions.
You don't have to put up with this sort of thing though, because a VPN can help you to gain access to any blocked app or website with ease. You can also bypass geo-restrictions to watch your favourite content on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+.
There are a lot of VPN providers to consider, and Surfshark VPN is one of the best for bypassing online restrictions. It offers servers in 15 countries, an unlimited number of simultaneous connections, and strong connection speeds. It's also on sale as of June 5. Read more...More about Netflix, Streaming Services, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 10:37:19 +0000
Gmail's compose button is annoyingly small and unintuitive on phones. You may have not noticed it, but it's the round, floating button in the lower right part of the display with a pen or plus icon, depending on whether you're on an Android phone or an iPhone.
However, it's recently gotten better — if just a little — on Android.
9to5Google noticed that the compose button is now bigger on Android, and it actually says "compose," making it a lot more visible. It looks a lot like the compose button on the web version of Gmail, though there it is located in the top left, which adds to the confusion. Read more...More about Google, Gmail, Tech, and Consumer Tech
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 10:00:00 +0000
You don’t go into a Shirley Jackson biopic expecting a super fun time. An uncomfortable time, sure. An unsettling time, absolutely. But a blend of thrill, wit, and seduction delivered through an electric ensemble performance that makes you want to bone in a lecture hall? Not so much.
And yet, that's what director Josephine Decker's Shirley has in store for streamers this weekend.
Based on Susan Scarf Merrell’s novel of the same name, Shirley takes a fresh look at the legendary writer behind iconic horror stories like The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. It's not a traditional biographical film; it takes substantial liberties to present fiction along with fact. But it is a rip-roaring watch worth every second of its runtime. Read more...More about Hulu, Movie Review, Elisabeth Moss, Shirley Jackson, and Shirley
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:44:15 +0000
As police brutality protests continue around the world, some of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous quotes have been circulating even more than usual on social media.
But as King's daughter Dr. Bernice A. King explains to Jimmy Fallon in the clip above, some people are taking her father's words out of context.
"In '68 my father was one of the most hated men in America, and now he's one of the most loved men in the world," King explains in the clip above. "So much so that people do take liberties and kind of take different quotes to fit their situation, and nothing is more frustrating for me than that. Read more...More about The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon, Martin Luther King Jr., Bernice King, and Entertainment
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:01:35 +0000
Created by Agility Robotics, Digit is a human-sized autonomous delivery bot. It can carry boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and uses its sensors to navigate its environment and even climb stairs.
More notably you can find Digit working out alongside people, opening the door for a variety of useful tasks. Read more...More about Boston Dynamics, Delivery, Agility, Squat, and Autonomous Robots
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0000
TL;DR: A three-year subscription to NordVPN is on sale for $3.49 per month as of June 5, saving you 70% on list price.
There's a fairly long list of features you should look out for in a VPN, like strong encryption, apps for different operating systems, and fast download speeds. These are all useful, but probably not as important as a VPN's server network.
NordVPN has one of the largest networks available, with over 5,000 servers located in 59 countries around the world. That means you can always find the best server for your needs, as NordVPN’s smart algorithm automatically selects the best server for you based on location, loads, or your special requirements. Read more...More about Netflix, Streaming Services, Data Privacy, Mashable Shopping, and Nordvpn
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Apps And Software, Work From Home, Mashable Shopping, Zoom Backgrounds, and Tech