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WhatsApp and the UK are battling over the future of encryption

WhatsApp and the government of the United Kingdom are in a battle over the future of encryption, and there doesn‘t seem to be a clean resolution in sight. WhatsApp refused a UK government request to create some kind of limited access for officials to read requested messages, Sky News reported on Tuesday. But the UK could soon try to force WhatsApp (owned by Facebook) to comply. The Investigatory Powers Act, passed last year, gives the gover

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This gadget makes sure you stay connected in remote areas

The Sonnet uses Wi-Fi and long range radio to keep service on your phone when your out of range or off the grid. It also has some life saving features that could come in handy. Read more...More about Tech, Technology, Cell Phone, Cellular, and Hiking

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Apple admits Apple Watch LTE glitch, but is there really a problem?

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Nest launches a home security system and connected doorbell

Nest just expanded its product lineup in a big way. The company‘s offerings now include a home security system, a connected doorbell, and an outdoor security camera. Nest introduced the new products at a press event in San Francisco Wednesday. SEE ALSO: New rumors about Google‘s Echo Dot slayer revealed Nest Secure, the company‘s take a on a home security system, uses an array of motion sensors, speakers, NFC key fobs, and, of c

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‘Overwatch‘ League to launch in December with 12 teams

Blizzard Entertainment revealed today the final three franchises competing in its premiere Overwatch esports league and pegged the kick-off date for its first pre-season matches: Dec. 6. Overwatch League franchises are coming to Philadelphia, Dallas, and Houston, bringing the total team count for the inaugural season of Overwatch League to 12 nine in the U.S., one in England, and two in East Asia. Pre-season exhibition matches start Dec. 6, and

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A dark ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch‘ TV show is in the works at The CW

Sabrina the teenage witch is about to get the sexy noir CW treatment. The network that brought you Riverdale and Greg Berlanti‘s D.C. universe superhero shows will develop The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a horror drama set in the Archie Comics universe. SEE ALSO: ‘Riverdale‘ Season 2 trailer will have you on the edge of your seat The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a take on Sabrina the Teenage Witch that dives into the da

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This motor can be attached to any skateboard, turning it into an electric hybrid

A German startup, called Mellow Boards, designed an electric drive that can fit any skateboard, turning it into an electric hybrid. Just replace your board‘s rear track with "Mellow Drive" and use the remote control to switch between riding modes. Read more...More about Transportation, Mashable Video, Mobility, Skateboard, and Skateboarding

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Reports: Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico entirely without power

Multiple reports on Wednesday afternoon claimed the entire island of Puerto Rico was without power after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island with maximum sustained winds of up to 140 mph. SEE ALSO: Hurricane Maria may be the most destructive storm in Puerto Rico‘s history Local Spanish language publication El Nuevo Dia reported the outage, citing Abner Gomez, managing director of Puerto Rico‘s State Agency for Emergency Management

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Lara Croft is back and more badass than ever

The popular video game character Lara Croft is back on the big screen. The new Tomb Raider film is to be released in 2018 starring Alicia Vikander. Read more...More about Gaming, Movies, Movie, Paramount Pictures, and Angelina Jolie

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Harry Styles kicked off his world tour with a pride flag tied to his microphone

Harry Styles is showing up for his LGBTQ fans. While kicking off his world tour in San Francisco Tuesday night, the musician proudly displayed a pride flag on his microphone stand, showing solidarity for his fans in the LGBTQ community. SEE ALSO: 6 awesome-looking LGBTQ comics worth adding to your Kindle right now @Harry_Styles with the flag from the @sfmasonic #HarryStylesLiveOnTourSanFrancisco showpic.twitter.com/ZYtNcPW9Ut Erica Love (@Erica

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Someone added Carl Johnson from ‘GTA‘ to ‘Zelda‘ and this is what art looks like

An important thing to note up front: There‘s no legal way to mod The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. What you see here is PC-only emulation of the Wii U version of Zelda that‘s been modified by an inventive fan creator. Fortunately for you, there‘s no crime in looking. This tweaked version of Nintendo‘s latest Zelda game replaces Link with Carl Johnson, the star of Rockstar Games‘ Grand Theft Auto: San Andre

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Team of 8-year-old football players kneel in protest during National Anthem

Inspired by unsigned NFL player Colin Kaepernick, a team of 8-year-old football players knelt in protest of police violence against black people during the National Anthem ahead of a game held Sunday in Belleville, Illinois. Their demonstration comes in the wake of the Friday acquittal of a Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer who shot and killed a 24-year-old black driver named Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011. The decision has pro

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PSA: Anyone can record and save your snaps forever on iOS 11

Creepers will have a field day with iOS 11, the just-launched update for iPhone and iPad that includes a brand new "screen recording" feature. SEE ALSO: iOS 11 review: Great on iPhone, extraordinary on iPad Yeah, that means exactly what you think it does. Pop that recorder open, and you can easily save a video of any "disappearing" Snapchat or Instagram Story. (Not that you‘d be so devious, of course.) It‘s a reminder that, online, ev

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Why ‘The Good Place‘ should be your next TV binge

Good things come to those who wait. After NBC closed out a second era of brilliant primetime comedy (underwatched, yes, but beloved nonetheless) with The Office, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and Community, it seemed unlikely the network would match its own established standard of greatness (remember Animal Practice? Cause I sure do). Truthfully, it hasn‘t. NBC is now known as home of The Voice and Blacklist and masochist heaven This I

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Apple‘s iOS 11 finally turns the iPad into a ‘real‘ computer... mostly

Every new version of iOS in the last decade has always put the iPhone first. Not this year: iOS 11 is the iPad‘s time to shine. Read more...More about Tech, Apple, Iphone, Ipad, and Ios

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Looks like Damon Lindelof is full steam ahead on that ‘Watchmen‘ show for HBO

You hear that? That collective groan of apprehension echoing across the internet in the last day or so? That‘s the sound of Watchmen fans reacting to an Instagram post by Damon Lindelof (of LOST/ The Leftovers fame) that indicates he‘s hard at work on an adaptation of the popular graphic novel for HBO. Day One. A post shared by Damon (@damonlindelof) on Sep 19, 2017 at 10:49am PDT SEE ALSO: Hackers just sent us practically all o

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Netflix‘s new Adam Sandler movie looks ... good?

Netflix has another Adam Sandler movie coming out, but it‘s not what you thinkThis one actually looks good. SEE ALSO: Adam Sandler and Bob Barker come to blows during ‘Happy Gilmore‘ reunion OK, to be sure, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) isn‘t really an "Adam Sandler movie" in the sense that Ridiculous 6 and Sandy Wexler are "Adam Sandler movies." This is a new film from writer-director Noah Baumbach (The Sq

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Facebook just stole one of Myspace‘s worst features

Facebook may have just taken a page out of MySpace‘s playbook: It‘s now testing a creepy feature that broadcasts your friends online activity status right on their profile page. Mashable Business reporter Kerry Flynn first noticed the feature and snapped a few shots of the activity status for us. The feature popped up even when she checked out her own profile. Image: screenshot / facebookAs you‘ll notice in the screenshot, the

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Transform your basic skateboard into a speed racer that can hit 25 mph

A German startup, called Mellow Boards, designed an electric drive that can fit any skateboard, turning it into an electric hybrid. Just replace your board‘s rear track with "Mellow Drive" and use the remote control to switch between riding modes. Read more...More about Transportation, Mobility, Skateboard, Skateboarding, and Motor

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Pumpkin spice food spray is a thing, and we‘re not the least bit surprised

It was only a matter of time before pumpkin spice trend got even weirder. Well, now you can make whatever you shove into your face taste like it. Simply Beyond created the Pumpkin Spice Organic Spray-On Spice back in 2016 and now that product is out so you can ruin just everything. This "substitute to holiday spice powders" can be used to spray on absolutely anythingAnything. SEE ALSO: The absolute worst pumpkin-related food crimes A post shar

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Nintendo‘s hidden NES ‘Golf‘ game on Switch is likely a tribute to Iwata

Looks like that copy of the NES game Golf discovered on the Nintendo Switch earlier this week could be a tribute to Satoru Iwata, the late president of Nintendo. The hidden copy of Golf found on every Switch console appears to reference Iwata in several ways, which is appropriate considering Iwata was the programmer on the original 1984 game. According to Switch Brew, a wiki focused on hacking and analyzing the software powering Nintendo‘s

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Hulu snags Sean Penn to star in upcoming series about Mars

Sean Penn is making the move to streaming. The Academy Award winning actor is set to star in Hulu‘s upcoming original drama series, The First, which will follow the first human mission to Mars. SEE ALSO: Hulu‘s big win proves the Emmys are more important than ever The series by House of Cards creatorBeau Willimon will depict the challenges a group of astronauts face while trying to achieve interplanetary colonization, while followin

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Leonardo DiCaprio calls out the Trump administration for their horrendous climate track record

If even the stretch of devastating hurricanes do not elicit a shred of doubt in climate change deniers heads, Leonardo DiCaprio has some words for you. Yeah, you Donald Trump. On Tuesday night, the actor and activist took the stage at the Yale Climate Conference to deliver a rousing speech discussing the string of natural disasters we‘ve seen over recent yearsand the overwhelming evidence of climate changeand the current administration&lsqu

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‘Game of Thrones‘ vet Bryan Cogman developing prequel series

Game of Thrones producer Bryan Cogman will write one of the series‘ five upcoming spinoffs, a prequel to our current era of ice and fire, Mashable has confirmed. Cogman joined Game of Thrones in its first season and has written various episodes over the years, including standouts like "The Laws of Gods and Men" and "Kissed by Fire." SEE ALSO: ‘Game of Thrones‘ prequel writer teases future shows and we‘re already stressed a

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