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Some Mac users are getting hit with ransomware here‘s what to do

Several Mac users are complaining about getting locked out of their computers for a bitcoin ransom. MacRumors first reported the trend, apparently by mysterious hackers. Here‘s what‘s going on, according to Apple. Find My iPhone allows you to remotely lock one of your devices. SEE ALSO: Equifax was allegedly hacked months before the massive breach by the same criminals These hackers have obtained access to a bunch of iCloud usernames

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What it‘s like to watch ‘Game of Thrones‘ on LSD

We spoke to a pharmacologist about what LSD does to your brain and body. We also asked him about the experience of taking LSD while watching ‘Game of Thrones.‘ Read more...More about Entertainment, Mashable Video, Game Of Thrones, Drug Use, and Drug

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6 incredibly fashion forward sweaters for fall 2017

The time for wearing light and airy clothing in 75 degree weather is done. It is now time to wear thick and constricting clothing in 72 degree weather. Fall sweaters, a staple of your autumn wardrobe, need to meet a few requirements to be worth their price. They need to be warm, they need to be cozy, and most of all: they need to be fashion forward. SEE ALSO: I am the empress of fall and if you drink hot coffee before the equinox you are dead to

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Why you‘ll be forced to buy a case for your iPhone X

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Women say they fear for their safety after Uber loses its license in London

It‘s official. Uber has lost its licence to operate in London on the grounds that it‘s not "fit and proper". It‘s still allowed to operate while any appeals process goes through, but its fate is uncertain. While drivers of black cabs are jumping for joy at the news, many women are condemning Transport for London‘s (TfL) decision, stating that they fear for their personal safety late at night. SEE ALSO: Uber is losing its l

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Here are some good alternatives to Uber in case it loses its appeal

Uber has lost its licence in London but don‘t delete the app just yet. The car-sharing company is appealing, and during the legal process it‘s allowed to keep operating. SEE ALSO: Uber is losing its licence to operate in London, but don‘t panic just yet However, if you want to be prepared in case Uber opts for the tough line and loses its appeal, here are a few alternative options to the popular app. Gett Gett is an Israeli glob

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You‘ll be able to charge your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X on an IKEA lamp

The iPhone 8 is here. And, so too is a new generation of wireless charging for iPhone users. For the first time, iPhone users will be able to charge their phones on IKEA furniture without the need for a wireless adaptor. SEE ALSO: The iPhone 8 is excellent, but not for everyone The new iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X devices all support wireless charging, which means iPhone users will finally be able to make use of IKEA‘s wireless charging solution

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Marilyn Manson interview goes viral and this journalist deserves a gold medal

Someone should give Guardian journalist Alexis Petridis a cup of tea for making it through his interview with Marilyn Manson. I‘d call it predictably bizarre, but honestly that‘s a complete oxymoron in this case. SEE ALSO: Marilyn Manson doesn‘t mince his words when it comes to Justin Bieber Marilyn Manson is clearly intelligent, and he likes to experiment both musically and socially. He is also quite deliberately terrifying, as

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Uber is losing its licence to operate in London, but don‘t panic just yet

And so it finally happened. SEE ALSO: Uber is in trouble after yet another sexist promo After months of uncertainties, Transport for London (TfL) has decided to strip Uber of its licence to operate in London. With a statement on Twitter, TfL said it informed the car-riding app "that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on 30 September." TfL has today informed Uber that it will not be issu

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Netflix blesses us with ‘Bojack Horseman‘ news via grovelling text messages

If you‘re a fan of Bojack Horseman then good news! You‘ll get to give your heart yet another shredding. SEE ALSO: Aaron Paul looking confused at a fashion show makes for the ultimate Photoshop battle Yes our favourite anti-hero horse has been renewed for a fifth season, and Netflix found a fun way of announcing it, tapping into Bojack‘s hatred of network executives. Small though this video is, there‘s a few classically Bo

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At the UK launch of the iPhone 8, there were more Apple staff than customers

There was the usual clapping, the long-awaited opening of the doors, and weary customers slowly trickling in to get their hands on the latest Apple handset. SEE ALSO: We got our hands on the iPhone 8 - here‘s everything you need to know But somehow, the atmosphere was subsided, the excitement muffled, the queue underwhelming. Mashable was outside the Apple flagship store on Regent Street, London, and could count fewer than 30 people queuin

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New documentary exposes the increasing dependence we have on smartphones

How often do you check your phone? We‘ve all heard the stats, but it never really sinks in. By the end of today, most of us will have checked our phones 150 times on the toilet (you know), at the table, and especially in the car. In a new documentary, It‘s People Like Us, Academy Award-winning director Eva Orner (Taxi to the Dark Side, Chasing Asylum) follows five Australians who are somewhat attached to their devices. It‘s

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Watch an army of robots efficiently sorting hundreds of thousands of packages

These robots are sorting out packages faster than you can say delivery. A video showing an army of tiny little yellow robots sorting out packages in a Chinese factory is the latest example of how automation is seeping into many industries. SEE ALSO: China wants robots to replace millions of low-paid workers The Shentong Express (STO) factory in Tianjin is China‘s largest fully automated sorting plant in the delivery industry. The robots

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These mesmerising GIFs made for a GIF festival are works of art

Imagine an entire festival dedicated to celebrating GIFs. Next month, Singapore‘s holding a large outdoor GIF festival, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the GIF. Best of all, 50 selected GIFs will play in a mesmerising loop on large screens, as workshops and exhibitions go on. SEE ALSO: How to turn your iPhone Live Photos into GIFs in iOS 11 The organisers, the National Arts Council‘s Noise group and kult Singapore, told Mashable

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This new documentary will make you painfully aware of how often you check your phone

How often do you check your phone? We‘ve all heard the stats, but it never really sinks in. By the end of today, most of us will have checked our phones 150 times on the toilet (you know), at the table, and especially in the car. In a new documentary, It‘s People Like Us, Academy Award-winning director Eva Orner (Taxi to the Dark Side, Chasing Asylum) follows five Australians who are somewhat attached to their devices. It‘s

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Slack is falling apart and people are freaking out

Slack is not feeling alright this morning. The popular messaging app is exhibiting strange behavior; for some users, messages just keep repeating in an endless loop. In some channels, this is happening to multiple users, resulting in a cacophony of repeating messages that‘s, frankly, unsettling. SEE ALSO: Slack has some real competition with this new work chat app We use Slack at Mashable and this has happened to at least one person, but I&

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Video shows incredible rescue off capsized boat following Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria‘s havoc has been devastating, but amid the destruction there‘s been some incredible work done. One such example can be witnessed in this video by the U.S. Coast Guard Southeast, capturing the rescue of a woman and her two children, who were stuck on top of a capsized boat off the coast of Vieques, Puerto Rico on Thursday. SEE ALSO: Surreal astronaut photos show the danger and beauty of Hurricane Maria The rescue was co

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Jimmy Kimmel isn‘t done being Senator Bill Cassidy‘s biggest pest

When you‘re only trying to save health care for 30 million people, you‘ve got to be a little persistent. The man you‘d least expect to be on the front foot for saving health care in America, Jimmy Kimmel, is far from resting in his battle to ensure the Graham-Cassidy bill doesn‘t cut funding to the most vulnerable. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel‘s baby may save healthcare for 30 million people Entering into round three o

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Pizza shop turns sign against marriage equality into one opposing pineapple

While the debate rages on over marriage equality in Australia, one pizza shop has had a nifty response to an advertisement against it. Wiseguise Pizza in Launceston, Tasmania found an "It‘s OK to say no" billboard attached to their store. It‘s part of a campaign to get Australians to vote against the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the country. SEE ALSO: Fireball, the unofficial beverage of regret, is now available in bagel form

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Here are the first photographer-shot iPhone 8 pictures

It‘s barely past the morning of the Apple iPhone 8 launch, and pro photographers have already posted some sweet shots taken with the new handset. As it‘s done with the iPhones before this, Apple has continually tweaked and improved its cameras. The iPhone 8 and larger 8 Plus lenses are the same as their predecessors, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, respectively. But it‘s put the upgrade in a new A11 Bionic image processor an improveme

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Here‘s 27.6 billion reasons why Facebook wants to regulate itself

Facebook spent most of 2017 promising to do better. The social network has been in hot water ever since last year‘s historically nasty presidential election laid bare how its ultra-precise ad targeting can be used for nefarious political means. Yet for all the company‘s tough talk now, Facebook categorically denied this problem existed until less than a year ago. So how much stake should we put in its assurances that it will be able t

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iPhone 8 still manages to draw substantial crowd, despite the iPhone X that‘s coming

It turns out people still care about the iPhone 8, despite the looming shadow of the flagship iPhone X coming out in a couple of months. A crowd of around 200 people made their way to Singapore‘s Apple store, before the official launch on the morning of Sept. 22. SEE ALSO: The iPhone 8 is excellent, but not for everyone 43-year-old Amin Dholiya was first in line. The businessman, who flew in from India especially to buy an iPhone 8 as a wed

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Beyonc created an army of Beyoncs on Instagram and everyone‘s freaking out

Imagine the power of 16 Beyoncs.Just picture it. You could supply strong, probably renewable energy to a continent with that kind of power. And now we‘ve got a visual. Monarch of social media hype Beyonc posted six images on her Instagram account on Thursday, most without captions and all generating an exorbitant amount of ecstatic comments. SEE ALSO: Only Rihanna can raise millions of dollars for a good cause and have Beyonc dance like no

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Here‘s why Apple removed 3D Touch app-switching in iOS 11

Those updating to iOS 11 may be surprised to realize that switching between apps isn‘t quite as easy as it was in iOS 10. While double tapping the home button still works to bring up the multitasking view, Apple removed the 3D Touch gesture that also allowed you to switch between apps. SEE ALSO: 13 hidden features in iOS 11 It may have been one of the lesser-known 3D Touch gestures, but pressing on the left edge of the screen, brought up th

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