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Memes Aside... Is the FBI Maybe, Possibly Watching You?

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Math textbook disses computer scientists in the nerdiest way possible

Computer science concepts are often named after real-world equivalents. A queue, for instance, is a data structure where the first object in is the first object out, much like the functions of a real-word queueA stack, meanwhile, is last-in first-out, similar to how one would retrieve items from a stack without toppling it over. SEE ALSO: Google and OK Go are teaching kids about the magic of music and math And then there‘s the tree. Instead

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7 ways to take the perfect graduation picture

Graduation is a time to celebrate your accomplishments but remember: the photos will probably stick around for a while. You don‘t want people scrolling through social media the next day and seeing your pic among the same boring photos. And you don‘t want to see the photo on your mom‘s mantlepiece for decades to come and wish you‘d planned for it a bit better. SEE ALSO: Jazz up your graduation cap with these 14 clever desig

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The best weird roles your ‘Avengers‘ faves had before becoming Marvel stars

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has skyrocketed many white guys named Chris talented actors to international fame, but where were they before acquiring super powers and joining this superior squad? Most of the cast of Avengers: Infinity War were plenty visible before their intergalactic heroism, but we couldn‘t resist diving into their old filmographies for our favorite deep cuts from the past. Below, find our favorite offbeat pre-Marvel

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Legoland Japan broke a world record with their cherry blossom tree made out of Legos

Legoland Japan created the world‘s largest Lego brick cherry blossom tree. It was built using 881,470 lego bricks in the LEGO factory in the Czech Republic, then transported and assembled in Nagoya, Japan. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Japan, Lego, Cherry Blossom, and Tree

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3 years later, who knows what the Apple Watch is for?

In 2007, Apple changed the act of socializing, maybe forever, with the release of the iPhone. There it was, a perfectly packed 4.5-inch-long computer designed to pulverize boredom like a drill through your skull. You bought one, and now, whenever you have a few minutes of downtime, even if that downtime is shared with your friends or spouse or mom at Christmas, you tap or scroll or swipe something on that little glass screen. To own a smartphone

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Arctic sea ice is loaded with plastic litter from cigarettes and paint

In 2014, scientists clad in thick neon orange suits stepped off a research vessel and visited five different patches of pristine-looking Arctic sea ice. As these researchers discovered, the blinding white ice in the remote north looks awfully pure, but its appearance is deceiving. After removing cores of ice from the frozen ground, the research team found it contained up to 12,000 tiny to microscopic bits of plastic, some from cigarette filters,

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How to use less data on your iPhone every month

This post is part of Mashable‘s Spring Cleaning Week. Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those fingerprints off your screen. If you‘ve recently upgraded to a new phone, you might have noticed an annoying, not to mention costly, problem. SEE ALSO: How a vacation and a digital detox app helped cure my iPhone addiction Yes, if you‘ve got a new iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus, that suck

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NanaGram will mail prints of your photos to your grandparents every month

Printing photos is making a comeback, with companies like Artifact Uprising and TurnGram encouraging users to bring their iPhone pics into gasp the physical realm. One particularly pleasant service is NanaGram, which will mail 10 4x4 or 4x6 photos of your choice to your grandparents or any relative, really, but it‘s cutest to say grandparents for a fixed rate of 7.99 every month. (This is the most basic package, but you can also pay mor

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Emanuel Macron just owned Donald Trump in their ongoing handshake war

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Pruitt‘s EPA will now classify burning wood as ‘carbon neutral,‘ baffling scientists (among others)

Under a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy unveiled on Monday, burning forest products, known as biomass, will now be considered a "carbon neutral" fuel source. The EPA‘s action, which EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced before an audience of Georgia timber industry leaders, for now settles the question of whether chopping down trees, turning them into wood pellets, and then shipping them to power plants where they‘

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15 pieces of unconventional parenting advice from Arrested Development‘s unforgettable mom

Mother‘s Day is fast approaching and with it the opportunity to say ‘thank you‘ to the incredible moms who nurtured us, raised us, and shaped us. (Really, you should say thank you to your mother every day, but especially on Mother‘s Day.) SEE ALSO: 21 Mother‘s Day gifts for the tech-savvy mom But the beautiful (and scary) part of parenting is that there is no guide book everyone does it a little bit differently. For

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Cat manages to knock over owner‘s laptop and self in 2 seconds flat

Cats are known for laying on laptops, but not trying out somersaults on them. SEE ALSO: Dog being taken away by police shows absolutely no remorse Brandon Salinas had his phone filming when his cat suddenly walked onto his laptop, leaned on the screen, and toppled the whole thing over in just a few seconds. Just accidentally recorded My cat dropping my damn laptop and it looks hilarious pic.twitter.com/KAjL1NGH4F Brandon Salinas (@brandonsalin

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Trying to swear on an iPhone is no different than trying to swear in ‘The Good Place‘

Swearing is impossible on NBC‘s The Good Place, but it‘s also impossible in this regular place we call Earth if you are a person with autocorrect on your phone. If you haven‘t watched the show, here‘s the deal: The Good Place (or whatever part of the afterlife Eleanor, Chidi, and the gang are in these days) is known for censoring swears to sound like confusing and cutesy words, rather than the ferocious things they‘r

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Save 450 on a 65-inch Samsung smart TV at Walmart

Upgrade your entertainment game with a 65-inch Samsung smart TV for 450 off at Walmart. SEE ALSO: Best phone cases for the Samsung Galaxy S9+ According to the product page, this 4K TV uses HDR picture to deliver Ultra HD quality. It also features a Smart TV Hub that lets you surf any of your favorite entertainment apps in a flash. Nothing like a brand spanking new TV to make binge-watching even better. These Samsung TVs are typically upwards of 1

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Nintendo Switch flaw means it‘s open season for ‘homebrew‘ gamers

The freewheeling gamer‘s dreams have come true: Nintendo Switch devices are open for homebrew business, all thanks to an un-patchable hardware flaw, to boot. SEE ALSO: Glitches and exploits hilariously ruined a recent ‘For Honor‘ tournament The Nvidia chip baked into the Switch apparently has a vulnerability that can‘t be fixed through a remote update. Thanks to the vulnerability, people can run an exploit (or, alter the c

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‘Game of Thrones‘ is shaking up Emmy noms in one specific way

The incestuous relationship between Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow may just net them an Emmy. Game of Thrones‘s Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington are looking to take home a pair of Emmy Awards for their work as lead actors on the hit show‘s seventh season, Gold Derby reported Tuesday. It will be the first time the actors are being submitted for lead roles rather than supporting roles. SEE ALSO: The Mother of Dragons gives a behind-the-

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‘Fornite‘s‘ community has crowned a king of dancing. And his name is Orange Shirt Kid.

Fortnite, the free-to-play competitive video game shooter, has become a cultural force in a very short period of time. And as of Sunday, one person has risen to rule it. You might not expect it from a game where 100 people descend on an island and try to shoot and craft their way to the top, but dance parties have become a surprise feature of many Fortnite games. So much so that the developer Epic Games decided to celebrate its community by annou

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Save 100 on the Apple Watch at Walmart

The Apple Watch has helped us fulfill all our Power Rangers Communicator-related dreams. Case in point: When the Series 1 was released in 2015, we gave it a rave review. Typically priced at upwards of 249, this watch doesn‘t come cheap. Which is why we were super stoked to learn that Walmart has them on sale for 100 off. SEE ALSO: The best cases for the iPhone 8 Plus, according to customer reviews From tracking your fitness to receiving ca

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Which ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ hero would you want to rule the universe?

Avengers: Infinity War is supposed to be a kind of pivot point in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It‘s an end-of-all-things crossover story that promises to fundamentally reshape the fiction we‘ve come to know over the past decade. We‘ve put a lot of thought here at Mashable into how we could talk about this massive thing, and one idea in particular kept surfacing again and again: Let‘s pit everyone against one another! SEE

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Apple hires former Samsung VP in attempt to jumpstart business in Korea

Can Apple stay afloat in Samsung‘s home country? It‘s certainly trying. The tech company has hired a new general manager for its Korean division who knows the ins and outs of the market and the competition. SEE ALSO: Apple announces new iPad with classrooms in mind The new hire is Brandon Yoon, formerly a Samsung corporate vice president, as Apple Korea‘s new general manager, reports Bloomberg. At Samsung, Yoon was responsible

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Save a whopping 60 on a charging pad that can handle your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time

It‘s bad enough when your smartwatch runs out of battery, but when your watchand phone lose power at once? Now, that‘s flat-out unfortunate. SEE ALSO: Where to get those adorable cable bites that are flooding your Twitter feed To make matters worse, you have to decide whether you should charge your phone or watch first and then locate two separate chargers. iPM‘s 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Padis changing that. Not only can this c

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Spotify gives its iOS and Android apps a complete overhaul

Spotify‘s mobile app just got a major overhaul. The music streaming app, available for iOS and Android and rolling out globally to users in the coming weeks, has been redesigned from the ground up to be faster and easier for non-paying users to access specific songs from playlists. Additionally, the app‘s got a new "Data Saver" mode that‘ll reduce its data usage by up to 75 percent over 3G. SEE ALSO: Why Spotify decided to go pu

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High school golfer attacked by goose documented in unbelievable photos

What if Alfred Hitchcock‘s The Birds was real life? Except instead of many birds, it‘s just one big bird? SEE ALSO: Brave student responds to all of Southern Oregon University with a joke about cougar sightings At a recent high school golf tournament in Michigan, one unlucky student named Isaac Couling crossed paths with the most pissed off goose ever. The group of four Blissfield High School students had just teed off, when they noti

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