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Twitter punished loyal Trump supporter and ex-sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. with read-only mode

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

Twitter has timeouts for users who violate its standards, and it’s been putting them into effect more frequently in the past few weeks. The latest incident involved David A. Clarke, Jr., the former Milwaukee sheriff and loyal supporter for President Trump, after he published tweets bashing the media industry.  SEE ALSO: Why Twitter banned the bot that unmasked neo-Nazis. (Hint: Neo-Nazis) Clarke (@SheriffClarke) had his account locked in read-only mode (i.e. he was prohibited from publishing new tweets) after posting […]

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‘Black Mirror’ doesn’t understand dating apps

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

Black Mirror spoilers follow if you don’t want to know that technology creates a lot of moral grey areas. Many things about Black Mirror Season 4 rubbed me the wrong way, but none so much as what the show doesn’t seem to understand about dating.  In the new season, “Hang the DJ” has already become one of the breakout episodes. It tells a very sweet love story about two people enrolled in a mysterious dating service. The two charming characters […]

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Every entrepreneur needs this $15 subscription expense app

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. It’s tax season. Yes, already. That means if you’re a digital entrepreneur, you get the pleasure of combing through the year’s expenses to try to remember why you took out certain subscriptions and whether you can write them off. Or you forget the whole thing and call it a loss (there […]

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Netflix dials up the teen angst for ‘The End of the F***ing World’

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

Meet James, a 17-year-old psychopath, and Alyssa, the girl he’s decided to murder. James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden) start dating and then run away from their seemingly mundane lives, beginning what might not be the healthiest relationship and journey… That morbid scenario and actual worst-nightmare is the premise of Netflix’s upcoming The End of the F***ing World, based on the graphic novels by Charles S. Forsman. SEE ALSO: 5 captivating films you don’t want to miss this year […]

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The first scientific fake news study is here to confirm your worst fears about America

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

A new study confirms your worst fears about fake news in the U.S. — it’s widespread, skews pro-Trump, and is mostly consumed by your conservative uncle. Oh, and fact checking hasn’t worked at all. A group of academic researchers have published what they are calling the first scientific, data-based study of Americans’ exposure to fake news in the month surrounding the 2016 U.S. election.  Combining survey responses and browsing histories of a representative sample of 2,525 Americans, the researchers found […]

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Dude’s mugshot ends up on the family pun-heavy Christmas gift

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

When will people finally wake up and realize that mugs are the most undervalued group gift out there? Only Dillon Smith’s (@Dilicious23) brother understands. This year, his brother purchased a set of mugs for the entire family — and it came with an additional troll-y feature. SEE ALSO: 50 geeky gifts for the pop culture-obsessed person in your life From the outside, the mug looks bland and black. However, when you get the mug hot, Dillon’s mugshot appears on its […]

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Help your kids sleep better with this adorable device

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Parents know just how stressful and frustrating it is to get your kid to go to bed and sleep through the night. Don’t they understand that sleeping is the best? SEE ALSO: Fall asleep easier with help from this bedside metronome and light system Luckily, Suzy Snooze is here to improve […]

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The FCC is still tweaking its net neutrality repeal (but that’s normal)

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

 You may think, from the pomp accompanying the FCC’s vote in December to repeal net neutrality, that the deed was done. Not so. In fact, the order hasn’t even reached its final form: the Commission is still working on it. While it may be frustrating, this is business as usual for regulations like this, and concerned advocates should conserve their outrage for when it’s… Read More Powered by WPeMatico

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Spotify faces $1.6 billion lawsuit from music publisher alleging copyright infringement

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

 Spotify is facing a $1.6 billion lawsuit from Wixen Music Publishing, the publisher that represents artists like Tom Petty, Missy Elliot, Stevie Nicks and Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter first reported. The suit, filed December 29, alleges copyright infringement, specifically alleging Spotify is using thousands of its songs without a proper license. Read More Powered by WPeMatico

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You can get that $29 battery replacement, regardless of your iPhone’s health

January 3, 2018 Editor 0

 Apple hasn’t been super specific when it comes to those $29 iPhone battery replacements. After all, the company would no doubt like to the whole business behind it. What precisely it would take to qualify one’s out-of-warranty handset for the $50 discount hasn’t been spelled out, but it seems to be easier than anticipated.  The company had previously mentioned the threshold… Read More Powered by WPeMatico