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Keep your eyes peeled for these tech items to go on sale on Prime Day

Keep your eyes peeled for these tech items to go on sale on Prime Day
Prime Day is almost here! It only comes once a year. And for many of us, it's the time to scoop up that special product you’ve been hoping will go on sale. In the past, deep cuts have been offered on memory cards, external hard drives, and even gaming computers. Products ranging from dongles to TVs are likely to...

The multi-headed hydra that is the Afghanistan drug trade

The multi-headed hydra that is the Afghanistan drug trade
HERAT, AFGHANISTAN — Hamid Amiri was only 11 years old when he took his first puff of hashish. His friends — a mixture of fellow Afghan refugees and young Iranian boys — had offered him a hand-rolled hashish cigarette as they stood around a stream in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad, where Amiri’s family had been living as...

National Ice Cream Day PSA: Beware the ice cream machine on 'Chopped'

National Ice Cream Day PSA: Beware the ice cream machine on 'Chopped'
As we hunt for free ice cream on this glorious holiday, National Ice Cream Day, let us not forget that not all ice cream stories end well. Especially when Chopped's involved. The long-running Food Network show pits four contestants against each other as they compete for a cash prize. They go through three cooking speed rounds, whipping up an...

The science behind Star Trek technobabble

The science behind Star Trek technobabble
This post is part of Science of Sci-Fi, Mashable's ongoing series dissecting the science (or lack of science) in our favorite sci-fi movies, TV shows, and books. Star Wars is all action. You know, X-wings and lightsabers and fully armed and operational battle stations.  Star Trek — at least, the original series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager...

Save $33 on this portable Bluetooth speaker that also charges your devices

Save $33 on this portable Bluetooth speaker that also charges your devices
If there's anything you don't want when you're exploring the outdoors hiking or camping, it's a dead device. Even though you might be going off the grid, it's important to be able to contact the outside world in case of an emergency and/or to stay sane.  SEE ALSO: Best cheap Bluetooth speakers, according to online customer reviews This Bluepot Bluetooth Speaker...

3D printed guns are now legal… What’s next?

3D printed guns are now legal… What’s next?
Jon Stokes Contributor Jon Stokes is one of the founders of Ars Technica, an author, and a former Wired editor. He currently hacks ruby at Collective Idea, and runs AllOutdoor.com. More posts by this contributor How President Trump could abuse big data and the surveillance state How Intel missed the iPhone revolution On Tuesday, July 10, the DOJ announced a landmark settlement with Austin-based...

House Republican resorts to defending Trump with brazen lie about Hillary’s emails

House Republican resorts to defending Trump with brazen lie about Hillary’s emails
On Saturday, Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) parroted one of President Trump’s talking points, and attempted to shift blame for Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to former President Obama. “Add hacking to long list of Obama Admin failures to counter Russia in Ukraine, Crimea, Syria,” DesJarlais tweeted. “Canceled E. Europe missile defense. Uranium One. Iranian nuke deal, all empowered...

Parkland victim's father mourns on Twitter on what would've been daughter's 15th birthday

Parkland victim's father mourns on Twitter on what would've been daughter's 15th birthday
Jaime Guttenberg would have turned 15 on Friday had a gunman not killed her and 16 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February. On her birthday, her father Fred Guttenberg and family took to Twitter to express their grief over never being able to watch her grow up. The family's also using Twitter as...

Israel pounds Gaza with massive airstrikes

Israel pounds Gaza with massive airstrikes
Israel just carried out a massive daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza — the largest since the 2014 war — with Hamas firing back with rockets on Saturday. The Associated Press says there are no reports of casualties so far, but Getty Images has already moved photos of bodies being taken into hospital morgues. A relative tries to identify the body...

Furniture startups skip the showroom and go straight to your door

Furniture startups skip the showroom and go straight to your door
Holden Page Contributor Share on Twitter Holden Page is an editor and journalist at Crunchbase News. Startups making delivery and transport easier than ever are a hit with venture capitalists, so it’s not a surprise that young tech companies delivering home staples — living room sets, dining room tables, couches and more — are raising big dollars. From 2010 through 2017, venture investors...

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