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The new “Smart Invert” feature in iOS 11 is a dark mode, but smarter.  For a while, Apple has been trying features to ease the nighttime burden on our eyes when they’re staring at screens, with greyscale mode in iOS 8 and Night Shift in iOS 9. Smart Invert, iOS 11’s go at eye relief, […]

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If you own a Mac and haven’t upgraded to the new High Sierra OS, your system could be vulnerable to threats like Thunderstrike, a malware attack that enters through your computer’s Thunderbolt port. Researchers from Duo Security published a white paper today explaining the potential issues, which was first noticed by 9to5Mac. The firm analyzed […]

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Molly Weasley is #goals for so many reasons, not the least of which is her (sometimes overbearing) dedication to her family. Just because you’re a muggle, though, doesn’t mean you can’t be the magical matriarch of your own […]

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The National Park Service prohibited drone flying inside its parks in 2014. Now, the federal government is banning drones from even getting near 10 specific landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it will “restrict drone flights up to 400 feet” from the boundaries of […]

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Your smartphone camera may pack a lot of megapixels into a pocket-sized package, but when it comes to keeping up with your adventures, it often falls short. You probably wouldn’t use your phone to record a snowboarding run, […]

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A laptop plays many critical roles in our everyday lives. Not only is it a trusted travel companion, a workspace, a writing aid, and a canvas, it’s also a study guide, a classroom assistant, and a lifeline to our social lives, to the news, and to Game of Thrones.  As arguably the most important piece […]

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Awesome deal alert! The Gear IconX wireless smart headphones from Samsung are being slashed from $200 to $50 — if you don’t wanna do the math that’s 75 percent off.  SEE ALSO: The audio jack is officially dead […]

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A laptop plays many crucial roles in our everyday lives. It’s a trusted travel companion, a workspace, a writing aid, a canvas. It’s a study guide, and a classroom assistant. It’s a lifeline to our social lives, to the news, to Game of Thrones.  As arguably the most important piece of technology that we use […]

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Elon Musk’s had a busy day. After announcing his goal to get to Mars by 2022 at the International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia on Friday, the Tesla founder headed three hours into the South Australian countryside to launch the building of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery installation — and he’s about half done. SEE ALSO: […]

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We always knew Elon Musk was an ambitious guy, but now he’s taken it up a notch. At the International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia on Friday, Musk presented his goal to get to Mars by 2022 — before preparing for a human crew in 2024. SEE ALSO: What’s the difference between SpaceX and NASA? […]

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Everyone agrees, the worst part of long-haul travel is the time it takes to get from one place to another. In Elon Musk’s update of SpaceX’s Mars plans at the International Astronautical Conference on Friday, he unveiled the company’s plans for the BFR — its largest vehicle yet. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk targets Mars by […]

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We always knew Elon Musk was an ambitious guy, but now he’s taken it up a notch. At the International Aeronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia on Friday, Musk presented his goal to get to Mars by 2022 — before preparing for a human crew in 2024. SEE ALSO: What’s the difference between SpaceX and NASA? […]

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