Archive | April 2017

People think this stylish Chinese great-grandma looks exactly like the Queen


Zheng Suzhen is an 85-year-old grandmother from China who has a thing or two to teach about style to the younger generations.

Her great-grandson-in-law Ding Guoliang, who is a professional photographer, posted a few snaps of the woman on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter:

Image: Jesse Xiao Ye/weibo

Remind you of anyone? Yup, our beloved Queen:

Image: Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock

The pictures were uploaded by Ding under the nickname Jesse Xiao Ye.


His wife and Zheng’s great-granddaughter Qian Qian also feature in the photo series: …

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This entry was posted on April 28, 2017, in Mashable.’s shadiness is exactly why people don’t trust tech companies


When The New York Times reported the popular inbox-cleaning app was providing anonymized user data to Uber as part of the ride-hailing company’s bid to crush competition from Lyft, the backlash was swift.

Outraged users took to Twitter, bashing the company and pledging to delete the service. CEO Jojo Hedaya quickly apologized, but it did little to quell the outrage. Later, cofounder Perri Chase wrote an impassioned defense of Hedaya on Medium.

“Data is pretty much the only business model for email and is not the only company that looks at, collects and sells your data,” Chase — who is no longer part of the company — wrote. “There was no intentional malice done by Jojo or anyone at” …

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This entry was posted on April 28, 2017, in Mashable.

This London Underground announcer has a hilariously unique style


Normally the morning commute in London is a grim, depressing affair in which nobody makes eye contact and pretty much everyone hates each other.

Now and again, though, a tiny ray of sunlight breaks through the clouds of despondency.

Take the TfL announcer in the video above, for instance. In a heroic attempt to inject some life into things, the man announces the next train to Richmond as if he’s introducing a prize fighter in a boxing match.

We really hope he does this for every train. …

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This entry was posted on April 28, 2017, in Mashable.

Apple’s confusing method of device authorization and association

The iTunes Store was launched 14 years ago today, and has morphed from its initial music-only offering to embrace all forms of digital media. It’s now just another digital purveyor among many, though still the leading seller of digital music in the world.

While music files were protected with digital rights management (DRM) in the early years, it’s now been eight years since this was removed. But other types of content sold on the iTunes Store still have DRM: movies, TV shows, apps, audiobooks, ebooks, and ringtones. For these types of media with DRM, there are restrictions as to how many devices you can use.

It gets complicated, though, because there are two types of restrictions. The first is for computers that are authorized to sync and play content from the iTunes Store, and the second is for devices that are allowed to download and play iTunes Store purchases.

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Malaysia wants to hold WhatsApp group admins responsible for fake news spread over chat


WhatsApp group admins could find themselves in trouble with the law in Malaysia, if the people in their groups spread fake news over the popular chat app.

A Malaysian minister has warned that existing media laws could be used to prosecute WhatsApp users for the links they share.

Deputy communications minister, Johari Gilani, was quoted by national daily, Berita Harian, saying that people could be hauled up if they “jeopardise national security.”

Malaysia’s Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 prohibits the spread of false information, defamation, incitement, fraud, and spreading official secrets. …

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This entry was posted on April 28, 2017, in Mashable.

The Morning After: Friday, April 28th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

A new Nintendo portable (don’t get too excited though), a mobile 3D printer that might be ready for your future Mars homestead, and one of Nintendo’s most influential employees is calling it a day. Plus: It’s ea… …read more      

Katy Perry’s new track ‘Bon Appétit’ is just a nice song about food


Pop music these days is saturated with songs about sex and debauchery, so it’s refreshing that Katy Perry’s new track “Bon Appétit” is just about nice food.

Here, take these lyrics from the third verse as an example:

“Hope you’ve got some room,
For the world’s best cherry pie/
Gonna hit that sweet tooth, boy”

Everyone likes cherry pie, don’t they? It’s universal. It’s nice that Perry’s decided to break the mould and just write about something wholesome.

The last time an artist tried something this fresh was probably 50 Cent’s “Candy Shop.” …

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This entry was posted on April 28, 2017, in Mashable.

This toddler is cooking up a delicious storm on her YouTube show


Caution: This is going to make you hungry.

While you struggle to fry an egg, two-year-old Mazzy is helping out in the kitchen making an array of Asian treats, from Thai desserts to Chinese BBQ pork buns.

Watch her cooking and stirring her way through “The Mazzy Show” with the help of her parents, who decided to start the channel as a way to bond with the little one.

Image: the mazzy show/youtube

Her father Alex, who hails from Oregon, told Mashable that he had always wanted to start a YouTube channel.

“My wife was hired to work as a full-time librarian, [and] I took on the role of a stay-at-home-dad,” he said. …

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This entry was posted on April 28, 2017, in Mashable.

YouTuber faces jail time for his movie parodies, as angry studios say his videos hurt sales


A popular Taiwan-based YouTuber, famous for his movie recap videos, is facing a lawsuit against local studios, which are accusing him of copyright infringement.

Chung Wei-ding, more famously known as AmoGood (谷阿莫), makes videos of big screen films, where he often humourously summarises their plot with quick-speaking voiceover.

He’s done parodies of local films, as well as Hollywood blockbusters like 50 Shades of Grey and Guardians of the Galaxy.

This one, in his typical style, is titled “Watch Guardians of the Galaxy in 5 minutes.” …

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This entry was posted on April 28, 2017, in Mashable.