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Facebook suspends Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook has suspended Cambridge Analytica. Image: PA Images via Getty Images A data analytics firm linked to both Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Brexit referendum has been banned by Facebook. Cambridge Analytica, the British firm that claimed it helped Trump get elected, has been suspended from Facebook, the company revealed.  At issue is Cambridge Analytica's use of user data obtained by a third-party developer, a University...
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Google's Android Wear is now called Wear OS

A handful of the new Android Wear smartwatches from the likes of Fossil and Michael Kors. Image: raymond wong/mashable Google's Android Wear is dead — the name, not the platform. Ahead of Baselworld, an annual watch and jewelry show, Google is rebranding its smartwatch software as Wear OS. Contrary to popular belief, Google's smartwatch platform apparently isn't dead. Though most consumer tech companies have largely abandoned releasing new ...
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Chinese reporter's viral eye roll gets censored on social media

A press conference at the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee. Image: VCG via Getty Images China's annual "two sessions" meetings are as serious as they come when it comes to political affairs. Taking place in Beijing, the event predictably gets extensive coverage in China. Yet a viral eye roll by reporter Liang Xiangyi has upstaged the stony-faced gathering, leading to her being censored on social media. Liang, who works fo...
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This mat lets you walk on water

Alex Humphreys 7 minutes ago ' The WaterMat ' is a non-inflatable, floating mat that's basically a portable island. The mat can hold up to 1,200 pounds and rolls up for easy transportation making it perfect for your next lake adventure. Original link
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Elon Musk drops epic Falcon Heavy launch trailers made by 'Westworld' co-creator

Starman flying in the Falcon Heavy into deep space. Image: SpaceX via Getty Images Attendees of the the Westworld panel at SXSW got a surprise visit from Elon Musk. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO used the panel to not only inspire a new generation on space exploration, but also drop two epic highlight reels of the Falcon Heavy rocket launch that carried Starman riding in a Tesla Roadster into deep space. "Life cannot just be about solving one mis...
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UK Daily Deals for 9 March

Image: Amazon/Mashable By Alia Kheir Mashable Deals2018-03-09 11:28:44 UTC It's Friday and nothing says weekend like great shopping deals or Dancing Animal Speakers . Never dance alone again with your new friends mystical unicorn, disco dog, crunk cat, and foxy fox. Wireless. Bluetooth. USB Charged.  Image: Firebox Tech and Gaming  Betron in Ear Noise Isolating Headphones, Bass Driven Sound with Microphone Was £24.99, now £6.49 Portable Sol...
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Did a nor'easter whip a puffer fish into a tree? An investigation

A puffed-up pufferfish. Image: Jason Wolff A powerful nor'easter pounded New England last week , prompting coastal evacuations and causing flooding so extreme that water rushed into downtown Boston. In the storm's aftermath, a local, freelancing weather man, Peter Lovasco, who once contributed weather reports to The Gloucester Daily Times, tweeted a couple pictures of what appears to be some species of puffer fish or porcupine fish impaled ...
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Michael Shannon watched 'The Shape of Water' win Best Picture from a dive bar

Michael Shannon, watching the Oscars from a dive bar. Image: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images Sure, attending the Oscars is a dream come true for many people. Except perhaps in Hollywood, where it's just another event that you have to get dressed up and look nice for.  Michael Shannon, who plays the terrifying colonel Richard Strickland in The Shape of Water, surely would've been invited to the Oscars on Sunday, given how many nominations the fi...
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The only 'Mulan' remake you need to see is right here

Remakes of Disney classics are a tricky thing to do successfully, but in 38 seconds, this group of brilliant young minds put every attempt to shame in a hilarious rendition of "I'll Make a Man Out of You" from the 1998 film Mulan.  Twitter user @senseileskee and a group of friends banded together to create the now-viral clip of the song for a school project, performing a routine that is almost identical to the one from the animated film.  S...
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Uh oh, the same actors who announced 'La La Land' for Best Picture are coming back

And the winner is... Image: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images The very same actors who announced the wrong Best Picture at last year's Oscars have been invited back for another year. But guys, it wasn't really their fault, remember?  When Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced La La Land as Best Picture instead of Moonlight at last year's Academy Awards, everyone watching spontaneously combusted — including La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz...
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