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81-year-old woman makes iPhone app after only starting to use computers at 60

81-year-old woman makes iPhone app after only starting to use computers at 60 If you laugh at how older people use computers, this 81-year-old from Japan is going to set you straight.Masako Wakamiya is making the news for an app she created to show people the correct way to place their traditional doll displays ahead of Hinamatsuri, or Girl's Day, in Japan.

Internet divided over who to blame for teen's death over Snapchat stunt

Internet divided over who to blame for teen's death over Snapchat stunt Netizens are divided over who should bear the blame for the death of a teenager in Singapore, who died while attempting a Snapchat stunt.Last Friday, 17-year-old Jonathan Chow wanted his friend to take a Snapchat video of him jumping over a fourth floor railing at a mall.

The Gods are furious with Seattle's Space Needle right now

The Gods are furious with Seattle's Space Needle right now Seattle hasn't exactly been blessed with the most gentle weather as of late, with storms bringing snow, lightning, and you know, general thundersnow chaos.But weather reached a wild peak Monday, with the city's beloved Space Needle copping a blow direct from the Gods.

The internet wants to know WTH Kellyanne Conway is doing on the Oval Office couch

The internet wants to know WTH Kellyanne Conway is doing on the Oval Office couch Donald Trump had a big meeting with leaders of historically black colleges and obviously Kellyanne Conway took it very seriously.As people pointed out, former President Barack Obama was also photographed with his feet on the Oval Office furniture.

This top bank will supply you with a 'trust passport' for the gig economy

This top bank will supply you with a 'trust passport' for the gig economy A partnership announced Tuesday between his company and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) will aim to import some old-school trust into the gig economy.As well as verifying identity, the badge could indicate other things about your relationship with the bank — although Steel wouldn't elaborate on what exactly those would be.

Warlock Class Mounts, Feb 27 Hotfixes, Blue Posts, Hearthstone Expansion, DLC #573

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These adorable teddy bears were reportedly hacked to expose 2 million messages

These adorable teddy bears were reportedly hacked to expose 2 million messages As if you needed another reason not to put an internet-connected microphone in your child's bedroom.A California-based toy company selling "a message you can hug" reportedly exposed over 2 million voice messages recorded between parents and children to online hackers.

Relive the wild ride that was the Oscars with the 10 most viral tweets

Relive the wild ride that was the Oscars with the 10 most viral tweets If you're one of those people who think the Oscars is kinda boring, well, we certainly hope that Sunday night changed your mind.There was a gluttony of incredible, if often cringeworthy moments: From that Hollywood tour randomly paying a visit, to that wild ending in which Moonlight was (eventually) crowned Best Picture.

Everything you need to know about SpaceX's big moon announcement

Everything you need to know about SpaceX's big moon announcement Namely, in 2018, SpaceX plans to fly a pair of (presumably rich) private citizens around the moon and bring them back home.At the moment, SpaceX isn't planning to actually land on the surface of the moon for this mission.

Two bros were playing a casual game of tennis. Then Serena Williams showed up.

Two bros were playing a casual game of tennis. Then Serena Williams showed up. It's a crisp evening as you and a friend play a casual game of tennis.You're getting the blood flowing, breathing some fresh air, and decompressing just a bit.

If Twitter GIFs get longer, know that Lin-Manuel Miranda is behind it

If Twitter GIFs get longer, know that Lin-Manuel Miranda is behind it Lin-Manuel Miranda is a lot of things: Composer, actor, West Wing fan, almost-EGOT, and prolific Twitter user.That fact made it all the more endearing when the Broadway star and his favourite website had a little chat Monday night, chewing the fat about GIFs after a particularly amazing one of Miranda doing his signature hand gesture popped up.

Amazon might update Alexa with voice recognition

Amazon might update Alexa with voice recognition Amazon's Alexa could soon be a lot smarter.Such a feature could be used to prevent others in the house from making purchases or using voice commands.

George Ziets Interview, Parts Three and Four

George Ziets Interview, Parts Three and Four Rather than make us wait any longer, Forbes has published the and entries to the interview they conducted with veteran RPG designer George Ziets, thus concluding the series.The writing-related topics this time around are "Engaging the Player" and "Writing the Game", and I'll quote a little something from each:

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Announced

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Announced Either Target by about 24 hours or they forced Warner Bros.to make an early announcement, as we were hit with a press release this morning for Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

Tom Clancy's The Division Last Stand DLC and Update 1.6 Tomorrow

Tom Clancy's The Division Last Stand DLC and Update 1.6 Tomorrow Season Pass owners will finally be doled out everything they paid for on Tom Clancy's The Division, as Ubisoft has announced plans to release the shooter/RPG's third add-on, Last Stand, tomorrow.The add-on will be accompanied by the game's v1.

Colbert skewers Trump with a parody of that New York Times ad

Colbert skewers Trump with a parody of that New York Times ad Stephen Colbert is trying to outdo the New York Times — at least when it comes to criticizing Trump.His show released a parody of the New York Times' "truth ad" that appeared during Sunday's Academy Awards telecast.

5 classic movies you won't believe have fewer Oscars than 'Suicide Squad'

5 classic movies you won't believe have fewer Oscars than 'Suicide Squad' Everyone's still talking about the craziest thing that happened at the Oscars on Sunday: Suicide Squad winning one.The situation is so bad that for every Suicide Squad win, there aren't any for the following.

YouTube just hit a huge milestone

YouTube just hit a huge milestone The Google video platform said Monday that people around the world are now watching a whopping 1 billion hours of YouTube’s content every day.The milestone "represents the enjoyment of the fantastically diverse videos that creative people make every single day," Cristos Goodrow, VP of engineering at YouTube, wrote in a blog post Monday.

Twitch will let streamers sell games, raising loads of ethical questions

Twitch will let streamers sell games, raising loads of ethical questions For every copy he sells via Twitch, he'll pocket 5 percent of that money himself.This is just one of the sticky problems Twitch could soon find itself facing as it starts letting streamers sell the games they're playing.

Love Pocket? Mozilla just bought the app to fix its mobile problem.

Love Pocket? Mozilla just bought the app to fix its mobile problem. The company acquired Read It Later, the developer of bookmarking app Pocket, in what Mozilla called its "first strategic acquisition.For Mozilla, the acquisition could help give the company something of a fresh start in mobile.