Archive | August 2017

Hackers just sent us practically all of HBO’s social media passwords

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The leaks just keep coming.

The hackers responsible for the massive breach of HBO haven’t let up, and reached out to Mashable to share their latest exploits. And while the latest data dump doesn’t include any Game of Thrones spoilers, it definitely contains some information that the network wouldn’t want out in the open.

Specifically, what appears to be the login credentials for almost every single HBO social media account. Passwords for everything from …

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This entry was posted on August 18, 2017, in Mashable.

Facebook’s AR glasses take center stage in newly published patent

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The world just got a sneak peek at a feature Facebook’s working on to make its highly anticipated AR glasses a reality.

According to a patent published Thursday, the device “may augment views of a physical, real-world environment with computer-generated elements” and may “be included in an eye-wear comprising a frame and a display assembly that presents media to a user’s eyes.”

The so-called waveguide display with two-dimensional scanner, which is being developed by Facebook’s virtual reality arm Oculus VR, could be used in …

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This entry was posted on August 18, 2017, in Mashable.

Pro tips: How to get the best photos of the solar eclipse with a phone or a camera

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People living across the continental U.S. will have a chance to see a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years next week on Aug. 21, so you might be thinking about taking some pics.

An event of this scale won’t happen again until 2316 so it’s understandable to want to whip out your iPhone and start shooting. (Another total solar eclipse will take place in 2024, but it won’t cross the entire contiguous U.S., like this one.) Slow down, though. There are some things you should think about before you point your smartphone skyward and start snapping away. After all, you shouldn’t even be looking at the eclipse …

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This entry was posted on August 18, 2017, in Mashable.

Upgrade your commute with this electric skateboard from the future

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If you live anywhere near a city, you’ve likely seen a skateboarder flying past uphill at breakneck speed. No, this is not magic—these skaters are riding an electric longboard. And one of the most celebrated electric longboards on the street is this …

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The Essential Phone’s gorgeous screen embarrasses all other phones

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I’ve only spent a few hours with the Essential Phone and I can already unequivocally declare the screen awesome.

I’m not going to repeat all of ways the phone’s amazing or falls short (you can read my colleague Karissa Bell’s review of the phone for that). Instead, I want to draw attention to the display because it’s unlike anything I’ve seen on a phone and I already love it.

Since the original Samsung Galaxy Note pioneered the phablet in 2011, phone screens and consequently their bodies have grown.

We all wanted bigger screens to read, watch videos, and play games, and so we dealt with the big-ass un-pocketable slabs of glass that phone makers released. …

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This entry was posted on August 18, 2017, in Mashable.

The odds on Trump resigning just shifted, and not in his favor

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The odds aren’t looking good for President Trump.

One word has been on everyone’s lips this tumultuous week and for once it’s not “impeachment” but rather “resignation” — and the possibility of Trump throwing in the towel is actually quite likely, if bookmakers’ odds are to be believed.

Tony Schwartz, ghost writer for The Art of the Deal and born-again Trump critic, was among those uttering the R-word Wednesday, when he …

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This entry was posted on August 18, 2017, in Mashable.

Yes, Microsoft Office still matters — and here are all the skills you need

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You’ve probably had Microsoft Office on just about every computer you’ve ever owned. And so, you might think you know all there is to know. Except that’s where you might be wrong.

Advanced Office proficiency is still a real and in-demand skill—and there’s a lot more to know than just how to knock up a quick PowerPoint.

One of the best ways to take your skills up a notch is with online courses like the …

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This entry was posted on August 18, 2017, in Mashable.