From Mashable

  • Amazon prevails in battle with South American countries for ‘.amazon’ domain name

    E-commerce giant Amazon has prevailed in its domain name battle with Amazon, the geographic region in South America.

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, has approved of Amazon’s proposal to run the top level domain name extension “.amazon” after a 7 year dispute with more than a half dozen countries, according to the Financial Times.

    The dispute was backed by the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation (ACTO), a group promoting the development of the Amazon Basin....

  • Ben Carson mixed up the real estate term 'REO' with Oreo cookies

    Can you picture a scenario in which Oreo cookies are discussed at a House Financial Services Committee hearing?

    No? That's OK. No need to imagine hypotheticals, because as it turns out, on Tuesday HUD Secretary Ben Carson name-dropped the popular Nabisco sandwich cookie on the stand. He accidentally mixed Oreo cookies up with REO, a common real estate term. Casual!

    After California Congresswoman Katie Porter asked Carson to explain a disparity in REO rates, she took the time to confirm that he...

  • Dungeons & Dragons Ruined My Life

    I'm obsessed.

  • Tesla releases DIY guides for Model 3 maintenance

    Tesla is embracing the growing demand for consumers to be able to fix stuff themselves by releasing a series of do-it-yourself guides for the Model 3.

    The idea here is to allow owners to fix a range of problems without going through the hassle, time, and expense of having to schedule a Service appointment. As the list below reveals, the maintenance you can carry out at home is quite basic, but Tesla should be commended for offering this support.

    Restarting the Touchscreen

    Pairing a Bluetooth...

  • Best graduation gifts for him: 50+ gift ideas

    Every year, graduation season means a fresh new batch of grads are about to enter full-on adulthood. If you know a guy who is gearing up to walk across the stage in a cap and gown to receive his diploma, but you're not sure what to get him for his special day, keep reading.

    College graduation is a great time for gift giving because there are so many different categories of things graduates would be happy to receive. You can go the practical route and gift smart home devices or kitchen...

  • Kit Harington, Sophie Turner respond to critics of 'Game of Thrones' finale

    Game of Thrones actors Kit Harington and Sophie Turner are responding to criticism on the HBO show's ending, defending the hard work the cast and crew put in. Read more

  • Comcast, a trusted company, wants to monitor you with a smart device

    It looks like you fell down. Someone will be there between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to assist you. 

    Yes, that's right, everyone's favorite and definitely trusted company, Comcast, is working on a smart  device of some kind with voice-interactive features to monitor customers' health. The news, first reported by CNBC, was independently confirmed by Mashable. The tracker will be pilot tested laster this year. 

    Importantly, unlike the Google Home or Amazon Echo, Comcast's foray into in-home devices won't...

  • Tesla hires the 'absolute unit' meme guy to run its social media

    Tesla has reportedly hired Adam Koszary, the man responsible for the "absolute unit" meme, as its new social media manager.

    Koszary, who used to work as the program manager for the Museum of English Rural Life, is known for tweeting a photo of a large ram from the museum's account in April 2018. The caption: "Look at this absolute unit." 

    A lot of people did look at that absolute unit, and thus a genuinely good meme was born.

    look at this absolute

    — The Museum of...

  • Plastic water bottle appears in 'Game of Thrones' finale

    Fans spotted a plastic water bottle in the Game of Thrones finale. The bottle's appearance follows that of a Starbucks cup mistakenly left in a shot in an earlier season 8 episode. Read more

  • This 'Game of Thrones' meme is brilliant and should be studied in any film class

    Warning: The following post contains spoilers for the finale of Game of Thrones. 

    Game of Thrones may have come to an underwhelming end, but the memes keep on giving. The film boys are out, and they have takes.

    While not all fans were pumped with how the show ended, it has always been visually stunning, aside from a few wayward beverages. From the incredibly detailed costumes to the shots of sweeping landscapes, we can at least agree on one thing: Game of Thrones is beautiful. But one cinephile...

  • The 6 Oculus Quest games everyone should get on day one

    Can Oculus Quest change the game for virtual reality? Titles like Beat Saber and Vader Immortal could have the answer.

    The new VR headset became available on Tuesday for $399. It doesn't pack the same power as the Oculus Rift S, which needs to be connected to a high-powered PC. But it has a couple of big advantages. Namely, no wires and inside-out tracking (which means no need for external sensors). It's a self-contained gaming console that you can take with you wherever you go.

    SEE ALSO: Oculus...

  • Whole Foods to eliminate plastic straws in all stores

    In a response to customer demands, Whole Foods has decided to stop offering plastic straws in all 500 of its stores. Read more