Reddit bans violent subreddits following Christchurch terrorist attack

Jeez.

Jeez.Image: BOB AL-GREENE / mashable By Jack Morse2019-03-15 23:32:43 UTC Another day, another internet giant belatedly deciding to apply its own policies in the face of a tragedy.  Following the tragic Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand that left 49 people dead and scores more injured, and the subsequent sharing online of a livestream from the killer, Reddit has banned two subreddits that it now says glorified or celebrated violence.  The first, r/watchpeopledie, was pretty much exactly what it sounds

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The Acer Predator gaming keyboard is on sale for $35 off on Amazon

Your accessories matter.

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Your accessories matter.Image: amazon By Dylan HaasMashable Deals2019-03-14 15:39:22 UTC A lot of people make the same mistake — they spend thousands on a really nice desktop gaming PC with all the perks you could ever want. But, they lose sight of something in the process: They skimp when it comes to their computer accessories because they didn’t seem as important in the

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Dark mode for Google Chrome is finally out on Mac

Chrome

Chrome’s dark mode is all class.Image: mashable screenshot By Johnny Lieu2019-03-13 01:18:25 UTC Dark modes are all the rage, and now Chrome has come to the table. With the release of Chrome 73 on Tuesday, the browser now natively supports the dark mode long offered in macOS Mojave. If you have dark mode enabled in your Mac’s settings (open up System Preferences > General, then select “Dark” by the Appearance option) then the theme should do its thing, if you

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Apple isn’t safe from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan to break up Big Tech

Elizabeth Warren makes it clear that her proposal to break up big tech monopolies, like Amazon and Google, definitely applies to Apple too.

Elizabeth Warren makes it clear that her proposal to break up big tech monopolies, like Amazon and Google, definitely applies to Apple too.Image: Jim Bennett/WireImage By Matt Binder2019-03-11 17:16:08 UTC Tim Cook, Elizabeth Warren is coming for you. Speaking to at SXSW, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate made it ultra clear: just because she didn’t explicitly mention Apple in her policy proposal to doesn’t mean it’s safe from her scrutiny.  Under an Elizabeth Warren administration, Apple would be broken up,

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This app makes it easy to create shareable video content, and it’s on sale

Create sharp, professional videos in minutes with Wave.Video.

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Create sharp, professional videos in minutes with Wave.Video.Image: Pexels By TEAM COMMERCEMashable Deals2019-03-04 18:27:44 UTC With the deluge of fascinating content dominating our social feeds every second of every day, it can be hard for a marketer to catch someone’s attention with just a lackluster graphic. Between videos of jumping cats, four-year-olds playing hockey, and the horrifying Momo challenge, you need something more

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Forget Android Auto, Polestar’s new EV has Google built into the car

A backside look at the upcoming Polestar 2 EV.

On Wednesday, Volvo’s performance brand debuted its first all-electric car, the Polestar 2. But the new  Tesla Model 3 competitor is causing a stir in the auto industry not only for its performance, but for being the first car to feature Google’s native version of Android built for cars. The first Polestar vehicle (aptly named Polestar 1) was a plug-in hybrid two-door coupe that came out in 2017. The brand’s second car is a bit more practical with four doors

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Company is GPS-tracking chickens to ensure they’re healthy and organic

GoGo Chicken will monitor poultry and let customers monitor the animal

GoGo Chicken will monitor poultry and let customers monitor the animal’s diet and exercise.Image: Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images By Matt Binder2019-02-24 20:27:49 UTC Your future chicken dinner is about to get its very own Fitbit-like device. Chinese online insurance company ZhongAn Online has developed a new GPS tracker for poultry called GoGo Chicken, according to the . The device fits around the animal’s leg while sensors monitor information like the chicken’s environment, what it eats, and how much exercise

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Smart cat shelter uses AI to let strays inside — but no dogs allowed

Chinese internet giant Baidu has unveiled what it calls the first smart cat shelter.

Chinese internet giant Baidu has unveiled what it calls the first smart cat shelter.Image: Getty Images/EyeEm By Johnny Lieu2019-02-12 04:14:40 UTC You might know Baidu for its search engine, but it’s looking to make a mark in the feline world too. The Chinese internet giant has released what it’s claimed to be the first AI-powered smart cat shelter, which was put together by one of the company’s engineers, Wan Xi. “At first, I just wanted to provide them with a

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Skype introduces background blur to disguise the bong you forgot about

Blur, baby, blur.

Look, we get it. With that big video-conference call fast approaching, and all those reports your manager made you pull together at the last freaking minute, it’s totally understandable that you forgot all about that huge bong sitting on the shelf right behind you.  Thankfully, Skype gets it too. The video chat service you never knew was so chill has a new feature that totally has you covered. It’s called background blur, and it’s here to save you from all

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Apple to pay France $571 million in taxes, report says

Apple is paying back overdue taxes in the EU again.

Apple is paying back overdue taxes in the EU again.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images By Stan Schroeder2019-02-05 14:48:19 UTC Apple has agreed to pay 500 million euros ($571 million) to France in back tax, Reuters reported Tuesday.  Apple confirmed the agreement, but would not disclose the exact amount.  “The French tax administration recently concluded a multi-year audit on the company’s French accounts, and those details will be published in our public accounts,” the company told Reuters.  French outlet L’Express reported Tuesday

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