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If you really want to put ‘America First,‘ support tech industry immigrants

This column is part of a series called "Voices of Women in Tech," created in collaboration withAnitaB.org, a global enterprise that supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. As the daughter of a family of overachievers in Kolkata, India, I knew that an advanced degree from an American university would put me on a path to success. With just two suit

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Who wants to live forever, asks the book Benedict Cumberbatch is bringing to the screen

The world‘s richest man made a 42 million investment in a vast clock, now under construction, that is designed to tick away for 10,000 years. Elon Musk sent a car to space that should orbit the sun for millions of years, containing a miniature library that will last for billions more. Meanwhile Netflix‘s latest hit, Altered Carbon, shows us a future where the rich live forever, albeit inserted into fresh bodies (aka "sleeves"). No dou

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Watch Billionaire Bill Gates try to guess the prices of normal people groceries

Billionaire Bill Gates would probably be great on a show where he guessed the prices of real estate and yachts. Groceries for norms? Not so much. Gates appeared on The Ellen Show on Wednesday, where host and millionaire of the people, Ellen DeGeneres, decided to quiz the tech mogul The Price is Right style. In a segment called "Bill‘s Grocery Bills," Degeneres had Gates guess the price of everyday objects from the grocery store. If Gate

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Uber CEO: Flying taxis will be a real business in 5-10 years

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Uber is looking to spread from the roads to the skies. This week Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi recommitted to the company‘s goal of offering flying taxis as a transportation option and not in the distant future but in the next five to 10 years. SEE ALSO: Here‘s what Uber f

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How to calculate the exact amount of Bitcoin riches you‘ve missed out on

The value of Bitcoin has been a roller coaster, and a select few have come out on top. If you, like most of us, are not among the cryptocurrency elite, never fear. The Bitcoin Regret Club, featured on Product Hunt, is here to remind you just how disappointed you should be that you didn‘t invest in bitcoin. SEE ALSO: Bye-bye, Bitcoin. It‘s all about bananacoins. The Club‘s calculator is very simple. To start, enter a date and an

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Prepare for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘ with all this merch for Han Solo superfans

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable‘s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Han Solo: Though the Star Wars website refers to him as "Smuggler. Scoundrel. Hero.", we like to refer to him as "Our favorite sarcastic galactic badass." Superfans have already known this, but if Solo: A Star Wars Story coming out on May 25, 2018, isn

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The coolest 14-year-old is raising money to send 1,000 girls to see ‘A Wrinkle in Time‘

Sometimes a movie comes along and has such a powerful impact on the world that it inspires a wave of charitable efforts. The latest film to do so is Ava DuVernay‘s A Wrinkle in Time, based on Madeleine L‘Engle‘s popular science fiction-fantasy novel. The movie, which has a female-heavy cast, stars inspirational women of color like Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, and Storm Reid. With the desire for girls around the world to see

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Snap has a new message for all the Snapchat redesign haters

Snap has finally responded to the more than 1 million unhappy users who signed an online petition demanding the company reverse its hated redesign. Unfortunately for all of them, though, Snap‘s response isn‘t quite as apologetic as they may have hoped. SEE ALSO: How to switch back to the old version of Snapchat (before it sucked) Writing an official response on change.org, the company acknowledged the bumpy rollout, but stopped short

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Jamaica‘s first women‘s Olympic bobsled team just made history

It‘s bobsled time! The Jamaican women‘s bobsled team made their Olympic debut on Tuesday, becoming the first women‘s team from Jamaica to take part in the competition. Teammates Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell had a tough time making it to the games after losing their coach, sponsors, and sled shortly before the competition. However, with some help from the Jamaican beer company Red Stripe, the team was able to sec

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New DOJ task force is sure to solve American cybersecurity problems

Nothing says cutting-edge digital badassery like a government cybersecurity task force, amirite? On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a new, special cybersecurity task force aimed at combatting global threats and protecting U.S. elections from foreign interference. The unit is being called the "Justice Department‘s Cyber-Digital Task Force." A DOJ-appointee will lead the group, and work with members from law

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Millions of refugees could benefit from big data but we‘re not using it

Today, 65 million people live as refugees or are displaced within their home countries more than at any other point since the U.N. Refugee Agency began collecting data. Many countries have opened their borders to those displaced by war and famine, but struggle to handle the large influx. This global crisis is often misunderstood as an overwhelming challenge for which no one can offer a satisfactory solution. But there is a set of tools that woul

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6 Reasons You Should Buy a Drone

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Netflix‘s ‘Lost in Space‘ revival gets a sharp-looking trailer that hits all the right notes

The Netflix remake of Lost in Space is set to arrive on April 13 and here‘s your first look, in the form of a trailer. Much like the original, the Netflix series tells the story of the Robinson family, one of many selected to fly off and colonize a new world in Earth‘s future. Disaster strikes when their ship is thrown off course, leaving the Robinsons - along with fellow crew members Don West (Ignacio Serricchio) and Dr. Smith (P

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Watch our eerie new take of Justin Timberlake‘s ‘Say Something‘ music video

Thought that Justin Timberlake actually singing in his latest video was a breath of fresh air? How about taking out all the echoes and reverberations from the instruments and choir really make this just an eerie congregation in the Blade Runner building? Read more...More about Watercooler, Entertainment, Music, Mashable Video, and Music Video

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What is the cast of The Office‘ doing now?

The comedy hit came to an end in 2013 and most of the cast has moved on in their careers. But, no matter where they end up, the cast will forever be treasured in our hearts as employees of Dunder Mifflin. Read more...More about Netflix, Mashable Video, Show, Office, and Oscar

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‘Get Out‘ will win Best Picture because the Academy can‘t make up its mind

Dave Schilling (@dave_schilling) joins us again to talk about Get Out. What‘s going to have to happen behind the scenes to send a Best Picture trophy home with a thriller? It doesn‘t happen often, but this might be the year. Subscribe to CineFix for more movie-related content Read more...More about Mashable Video, Oscars, Academy Awards, Awards, and Jordan Peele

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Will Smith shares inspiring message with ‘Black Panther‘ cast

Excited for Black Panther? So are we. Which is why we‘re rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week. Will Smith just showed the world that he‘s one of the biggest Black Panther fans around. SEE ALSO: ‘Black Panther‘ is a huge victory for representation in film After the tremendous success of Black Panther‘s opening weekend, Will Smith took to Instagram to share an inspiring message he himself heard from N

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Wednesday will be the warmest February day ever recorded along the East Coast

The East Coast feels more like May on Wednesday than February, with temperatures of at least 30 degrees Fahrenheit above average for this time of year. All-time record high temperatures are being set from Florida to the northern tip of Maine, as a southwest flow of air transports mild, moisture-laden air from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. These records will add to the milestones already achieved on Tuesday, when cities like Boston and Wa

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Jennifer Lawrence isn‘t here for your dress shaming, people

Jennifer Lawrence doesn‘t address the public on social media much, so when she does, it‘s best to listen. Today, she‘s here to defend her decision amidst what she calls the "‘Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing dress in the cold‘ controversy." While attending a press call for her latest film Red Sparrow yesterday, Lawrence joined her co-stars on a balcony in London on a blistering winter‘s day to snap a few p

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This sandwich has your name on it (literally)

Ever wanted your name laser-etched onto a sandwich? Introducing ‘The Laser Sandwich‘, a collaboration between entertainment company ‘a razor, a shiny knife‘ and NYC-based sandwich shop Make Sandwich that let‘s you order the ultimate custom sub. Read more...More about Instagram, Food, Mashable Video, Nyc, and Foodies

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Avocado wedding proposals have to be a sign of the apocalypse

Avocados are fine. Great, even. But when we as a society begin proposing with avocados, I get afraid. SEE ALSO: This couple accidentally proposed at the same exact time, and it was precious Yes, that‘s correct. People are proposing with avocados. Tag someone who should propose like this #valentinesday #2018 #avobox #vegan #proposal # #avocadoproposal A post shared by F O O D D E C O (@fooddeco) on Feb 10, 2018 at 1:26am PST In an avo

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‘Deepfake‘ Porn Is Only the Beginning

Read more...More about Pornography, Mashable Reels, Sn Reels, Deepfakes, and Tech

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Netflix‘s ‘Flint Town‘ trailer zeroes in on a suffering city

Flint, MI has been on national radar for a while now, but the city‘s problems aren‘t over, nor did they arise from nothing. Netflix‘s latest documentary series, Flint Town, explores the background and trajectory of this city how poverty, police relations, and a notorious water crisis took a heavy toll. SEE ALSO: Anger management isn‘t going so well in new ‘Jessica Jones‘ trailer Flint is a city of 100,000 p

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Olympic North Korean speed skater appears to try and trip his Japanese rival mid-race

In rude Olympic news, a North Korean speed skater received a penalty during his race for appearing to attempt to throw off one of his fellow skaters. Speed skater Jong Kwang-Bom fell - twice! - during the men‘s 500 meters heat on Tuesday in Pyeongchang. Jong‘s first fall came within seconds of starting, prompting the judges to pause the race and restart. On the second round, the skater fell again. SEE ALSO: How to calm your nerves whi

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