Where to get tech items on sale this holiday weekend

July 4, 2017

Image: jameslee/pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The Fourth of July is a time for pool floats, copious hot dogs, and shopping yes, shopping. Thanks to a host of sales offering discounts on big ticket items, you could save some serious cash this weekend. Lets get down to business, people. From kitchen appliances and tech, to that tablet…

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Ken Burns returns to take on Vietnam ‘a war we have consciously ignored’

July 3, 2017

Burnss new 10-part, 18-hour epic film covers the conflict from all sides, and hopes to shape more courageous conversations about what took place James Rogers and Renan Reyes, veterans of the Vietnam war, each made a trip to Washington on Wednesday to see the masterpiece on the civil war as well as series on jazz, baseball, the Roosevelts and the second world war. Ten years and millions of dollars in…

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How Americas Aircraft Carriers Could Become Obsolete

July 3, 2017

President Donald Trump has been consistent in his argument that the U.S. Navy has shrunk to a woefully inadequate size. The Republican has repeatedly said he wants the service to expand, including a fleet of a dozen aircraft carriers. That plan isn’t in the Pentagon’s current budget, but on July 22 the Navy will formally commission precautionary signal to North Korean aggression. The is the first of four planned -class carriers,…

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This guy created a live feed of Trump’s tweets on his living room wall

June 25, 2017

It updates every five minutes.Image: Peder dinkelspiel/visionect Think you’ve had enough of @realDonaldTrump? Try stepping into your living room and having a live feed of the president’s hotly debated tweets on your wall. No need to turn on the news, no need to open your Twitter app or any other form of social media. All you have to do is look at your wall. SEE ALSO: Trump Twitter bot reminds…

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 21, 2017

Image: AFP/ Getty Images Wanna become an Instagram star? Now, you can get a formal education for that. A university in China is offering trends that are meant to equip students with the skills they need for online fame. SEE ALSO: Instagram influencers are utter sillines, and Fyre Fest proves it From make-up world-class, catwalk rule to dance recitals, the Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College( YWICC) near Shanghai says it…

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This hackathon wants to help destigmatize the sex tech industry

June 12, 2017

In a pitch presentation that capped off hours of collaboration at New York’s first SexTech Hackathon, the subject turned to a decidedly unsexy scenario: Parents talking to their kids about sex. “How can we foster a safe environment at home for children having conversations about sexual education with their parents?” asked one of the hackathon’s more than 40 participants during a pitch presentation for what would become the event’s winning…

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May 24, 2017

Fox News is losing its mojo. After parting ways with the most-watched temperaments in cable bulletin and fuelling its benefactor over allegations of sexual harassment, the conservative-oriented Fox dropped to third place last week in prime time amongst the spectators that advertisers court, a place it hasn’t occupied for roughly 17 years. Meanwhile, left-leaning MSNBC surged to No. 1 for a second straight week, helped by bulletin on examinations into…

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Why Warren Buffett Took Out an Ad on the Same Page as One for a Strip Club

May 24, 2017

People obsess over Warren Buffett’s moves in the stock market, analyzing every word he says in the media and regulatory filings for clues about his investments. But even the most sharp-eyed observers could be excused for missing a disclosure he made Friday about American Express Co. The billionaire took out a fine-print ad in the New York Daily News to say he’s seeking permission from the Federal Reserve to hold as…

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When tweeters attack: why do readers send authors their bad reviews?

May 23, 2017

Social media have made it easy to let novelists know directly when their work has disappointed but why do so many people want to do so? If you cant say something nice, dont say anything at all. Its a simple enough rule that most of us learned as young children. So why is it that some readers seem incapable of holding back from telling an author that they didnt like…

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A meme come true: Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o to star in film based on tweet

May 23, 2017

Selma director Ava DuVernay will direct film for Netflix after joke movie pitch about photo of stars goes viral, with a script from Insecure breakout Issa Rae Rihanna and Lupita Nyongo are set to star in a buddy movie for director Ava DuVernay after a tweet of the two went viral. The Grammy-winning singer and Oscar-nomimnated actor were pictured together at a Miu Miu fashion show in 2014, which was…

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