Dish knows hotel TV sucks and it wants to help

Checking into a hotel can be like moving back in time, at least when it comes to media. We’re all used to using our own devices to watch television and movies, stream music and play games, but many hotels still cling to their cable-style in-room TV s… …read more      

Looking for a tech detox? Try these 9 Vegas destinations


Las Vegas may not be the first place that pops into your head when the idea of a tech detox comes up.

You’re practically expected to walk around the strip with your phone out to accurately document the level of excitement that envelopes this city on a 24/7 basis. Still, there are people out there who want to “live in the now” and experience Las Vegas unfiltered, making this list of nine places and experiences a necessity for those needing to disconnect while on vacation.

1. The Neon Museum

When it comes to stepping away from technology, there’s no metaphor more fitting than visiting a …

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This entry was posted on June 27, 2017, in Mashable.

TL;DR on Facebook’s hate speech strategy: ‘It’s hard, guys’


As Facebook works to become more transparent about its strategy to combat hate speech, one of its public policy leaders published a lengthy explainer on the process Tuesday. For all of the post’s enlightening details, though, it felt as if Facebook was saying, “Sorry, guys, it’s hard.”

Richard Allan, Facebook’s VP of Public Policy in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, took to Facebook’s blog to lay it all out as part of the platform’s “Hard Questions” series.

There’s a lot of satisfying context and background here, especially in the wake of the platform’s recent agreement to …

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Flight delayed after woman threw coins inside plane’s engine for good luck


Delayed flights are a bummer, especially ones that are caused by well-meaning humans doing things they shouldn’t.

A flight out of Shanghai to Guangzhou, China, was delayed for several hours after a superstitious passenger decided to throw a bunch of coins at the plane’s engine, reports the AFP.

According to the report, the elderly woman was spotted on the tarmac throwing coins at the plane’s engine while preparing to board China Southern Airlines flight CZ380. Thankfully, another passenger spotted the 80-year-old woman and alerted the proper authorities. …

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Watch the iPhone go through an existential crisis on its 10th birthday

The iPhone turns 10 years old this week, and it’s having a lot of feelings about it.

In a very special episode of The iPhone Show, we celebrate with a birthday party for the most celebrated smartphone ever. Except we didn’t expect the iPhone would get so emotional…

Watch the video above to see the iPhone boast about how it’s changed the world, and start to contemplate its existence. What do you think? Is the iPhone being too harsh on itself? Let us know by commenting on Macworld’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

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Champions League matches are coming to Facebook

Facebook can add another feather to its live-sports streaming cap: UEFA Champions League soccer (football to the rest of the world) matches. Reuters reports that thanks to a partnership with Fox Sports, the 2017-18 season will be watchable on Zuckerb… …read more      

James Harrison’s workout Instagrams will either motivate or depress the hell out of you



Oh. Hm. It’s Tuesday?

Well, these videos might motivate you. Then again, they might depress you. Either way, they show about as savage a workout regimen as you’ll ever see.

James Harrison is a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He’s a beast, as the kids say. And he’s 39 years old.

Going swimming with the 🐬

A post shared by James Harrison (@jhharrison92) on Jun 24, 2017 at 2:05pm PDT

But Harrison isn’t just spending the off-season chilling out or reminiscing about his two Super Bowl championships. No sir, Harrison is also spending time posting some rather insane workout videos on Instagram. …

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The ‘debate’ Rick Perry wants to hold on human-caused global warming is total BS


U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry had two opportunities on Tuesday to elaborate on his views about climate science, which have been thrown in doubt lately after congressional testimony.

Is he, like Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt, an avowed climate change denier? Or is he a more middle-of-the-road figure when it comes to his stance on whether human-caused global warming is occurring? Of course, no matter what Perry believes, scientists have concluded that climate change is, indeed, human-caused, and is a serious existential threat.

Turns out, Perry stands right by Pruitt’s side on this issue, favoring an unscientific “red team/blue team” debate on climate science, and blasting the Paris Agreement on Climate Change as a multibillion dollar giveaway of funds to foreign countries. …

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