Archive | March 2017

What happened to our ‘Grimm’ favorites after the series finale?

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Spoiler warning: This interview contains plot details for the series finale of Grimm.

After six seasons and 123 episodes, Grimm came to a close Friday night. As a fan throughout the show’s run, I was sad to see it go, especially since so many other genre shows are wrapping up this season (The Vampire Diaries, Bates Motel, Teen Wolf). But Grimm is going out at the top of its game. The last two seasons have been stellar, with a good mix of standalone stories and mythology episodes.

For the uninitiated, Grimm follows Nick Burkhardt, a Portland homicide detective. He discovers he is a Grimm, one of a long line of hunters who fights supernatural creatures, known as Wesen, that are eerily reminiscent of fairy tale creatures. But let’s be honest: if you’re reading this, you’re familiar with the show. So let’s talk about that series finale. …

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2017, in Mashable.

Major ISPs now say they won’t sell your browsing history. Yeah. Right.

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Internet service providers are in an awkward spot. After getting all dressed up for the sell-your-data dance, it turns out they’ll be staying home.

Or so they claim.

Reuters reports that representatives from Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T all came out today to assure worried consumers that the companies will not in fact sell customers’ browsing histories to the highest bidder.

“We do not sell our broadband customers’ individual web browsing history,” writes Comcast Chief Privacy Officer Gerard Lewis …

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2017, in Mashable.

Qatar Airways launches smart workaround for electronics ban

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Electronics ban be damned, Qatar Airways is going to get its hard-working business travelers typing away on laptops no matter what.

Less than a week after U.S. officials banned electronics larger than a smartphone on certain U.S.-bound flights from certain Middle East and Africa airports, the Doha-based airliner figured out how to get out of the snarly mess that is the ban.

The airline is offering loaner laptops since …

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2017, in Mashable.

Android Wear 2.0 is hitting more watches today

Yesterday, Google said that an unspecified bug was delaying the Android Wear 2.0 rollout yet again. It looks like the delay hasn’t been too severe though. The company says that Wear 2.0 is now available for five more watches: the Polar M600, Nixon Mi… …read more      

Livestream of a pregnant cat isn’t a marketing stunt, so relax and wait for kittens

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The end of March is hell as we sift through each morsel of content to determine what is real and what is a marketing stunt. Looking at you, April the giraffe.

And dammit, we deserve kittens. This livestream with a cat who actually appears to be pregnant has stepped in to provide a cuddly distraction. Her name is Evolene, and she’s stunning.

Here she is just sitting and breathing:

She has some pretty cool toys, but she’s not trying to sell them to you.

According to …

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Hey Crayola, quit dragging on this elaborate crayon saga. We’ve had enough.

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Cut the crap, Crayola. You can’t just declare war on all of our childhoods and then drag it on foreverrrrrrr. Have a freaking heart.

In case you’ve been lucky enough to miss the straight-up drama that is Crayola-gate 2017, we’ll fill you in. For the past two weeks, the formerly innocent art supply company has taken fans on a wild and emotionally taxing ride, messing with history and crushing the hopes and dreams of aspiring young artists everywhere.

What began with a …

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The software that could prevent ISPs from selling your browsing history could also just make things worse

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Pour another one out for online privacy. Then do a half-assed job of mopping it back up with a virtual private network.

In what is only the latest assault on the right not to be creeped on, both the House and the Senate voted to permit internet service providers to sell customers’ browsing history to the highest bidder — all without the customers’ knowledge. In response to this, virtual private network (VPNs) have become the talk of the digital town.

VPNs work by encrypting your traffic and running it through a third party server. To make this happen, users download software provided by the VPN company or an open-source alternative. When it’s up and running, anyone snooping on your web browsing would theoretically just see an encrypted connection to your VPN provider — not mashable.com, not plannedparenthood.org, and definitely …

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2017, in Mashable.