• 4 Reasons Anime Fans Have It WAY Better Nowadays
  • Ethereum reclaims its number two spot, behind Bitcoin
  • A Clever Radio Trick Can Tell If a Drone Is Watching You
  • Shoppers stay home for Boxing Day sales
  • EU court’s ruling is another tough hit for Uber

4 Reasons Anime Fans Have It WAY Better Nowadays

You know we’ve arrived in the future when we can tell harrowing “Back in my day” stories about anime fandom. But it’s true — life wasn’t easy for us anime fans 20 years ago, and it wasn’t just because people heard that you liked something called Outlaw Star and instinctively wanted to cram you into a toilet. For instance … Read Next 3 You Had To Deal With America Butchering…

Read More >>

AI Can Work Out A Neighborhood’s Political Beliefs Using Google Street View

Artificial intelligence (AI) can obtain unbelievably accurate insights into a neighborhood’s inhabitants – from their income and level of education to their ethnic background and political beliefs – just by looking at images from Google Street View. If, for example, you wanted to see whether an area voted Republican or Democrat, the AI algorithm would be able to correctly tell you with over 80 percent accuracy, namely based on the types of…

Read More >>

Ethereum reclaims its number two spot, behind Bitcoin

Image: Wit Olszewski/Shutterstock Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Ethereum is the second-largest cryptocurrency again.  The decentralized app platform was holding the number two spot, behind Bitcoin, since last spring, until it was briefly dethroned by banking-oriented Ripple in January.  But Ripple’s price is currently in free-fall — down 19.2% in…

Read More >>

A Clever Radio Trick Can Tell If a Drone Is Watching You

As flying, camera-wielding machines get ever cheaper and more ubiquitous, inventors of anti-drone technologies are marketing every possible idea for protection from hovering eyes in the sky: Drone-spotting radar. Drone-snagging shotgun shells. Anti-drone lasers, falcons, even drone-downing drones. Now one group of Israeli researchers has developed a new technique for that drone-control arsenal—one that can not only detect that a drone is nearby, but determine with surprising precision if it's…

Read More >>

Shoppers stay home for Boxing Day sales

While Black Friday sales have changed the way people shop in the UK, Ms Wehrle said the impact was particularly felt this year, as retailers began discounting a week before 24 November and carried on right up until Christmas. “The hotspots for Christmas trading around Boxing Day and New Year’s Day are dissipating,” she said. Targeted shopping On the upside, Springboard said early indicators pointed to a strong rise in…

Read More >>

EU court’s ruling is another tough hit for Uber

Uber now has more hurdles to pass so they can operate in EuropeImage: WILL OLIVER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock UPDATE: Dec. 20, 2017, 1:46 p.m. EST Updated to include a tweet from Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi Uber’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year just got worse.  On Wednesday, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the highest court in the EU, ruled that the ride-share company should be considered a transportation service…

Read More >>

Uber cant catch a break in Europeand things just got much worse

Uber suffered yet another stinging setback overseas on Wednesday as the European Union’s highest court declared the company a transportation service, not a technology platform. The judgment caps off years of legal battles between the ride-hailing giant and taxi drivers who believe Uber entered the market as an unfair competitor. Under the new title, Uber will be forced to comply with regulations enforced by individual E.U. member states that are…

Read More >>

H&M apologizes for ‘Coolest Monkey’ sweatshirt ad featuring black child

@hm in case you didn’t notice that black people aren’t “monkey” just humans like others!!! Stop using silly pictures to make profit !#H M racist #H&Mfoolishness — Nicaise beng (@nicaisebeng) January 8, 2018 How can you have that shoot and sign off on it? young black boy in “coolest monkey in the jungle” jumper…. it doesn’t look crazy to you? with the history? marketing team let this happen? H&M know…

Read More >>

Here’s how to make real money on Amazon Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical TurkMashableJacobin Wiredthe Outline we discussedAs the gig economy , and the gap between rich and poor widens, it’s likely that you, or someone close to you, is looking to join millions of Americans cobbling together incomes of two, three, or four part-time jobs. There are currently over  worldwide who are doing the work that AIs can’t, and many find it a worthwhile income supplement, if not an interesting…

Read More >>

Thousands struggle with childcare website

‘Disappointment’ But nursery and pre-school organisations say thousands of parents have experienced major problems using the HMRC-run website. They have had to devote hours to helping parents resolve issues through repeated calls to the telephone helpline, they say. And many parents have ended up relying on the goodwill of nursery bosses to keep looking after their children while they work, until compensation payments are forthcoming. It comes after problems in…

Read More >>

British Airways is removing reclining seats and that’s a very good thing

Seats on some new BA planes won't recline.Image: Vicky Leta/Mashable In bad news for seat recliners and good news for people with arms and legs and knees that need room to operate, British Airways just became the latest airline to announce it’s doing away with seats that slip back into other people’s suppers. The airline just revealed that 35 of its new short-haul aircraft introduced over the next five years…

Read More >>

Best tweet of 2018 ALREADY? Charlie Daniels tweeting Taco Bell about the Illuminati is LIT AF

You know those tweets you come across in your timeline and you go back to double check that what you read was really real and not just a figment of your imagination or you overdosing on cough syrup? No? That’s just us? Well ANYWAY, this tweet from Charlie Daniels to Taco Bell (yes, we said Taco Bell) is OUT THERE. Hey Taco BellThe Illuminati is not a frivolous subject —…

Read More >>

I Visited Saudi Arabia Before They Opened The Country To Tourists, And Heres What I Saw

Saudi Arabia was the world’s most difficult country to visit for a non-Muslim as it did not issue tourist visas. Only Muslims making the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, were allowed to enter. But things may change as Head of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz announced that Saudi Arabia will begin issuing tourist visas in the first quarter of 2018. A…

Read More >>