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Plastic is soooo yesterday.  Wells Fargo, being the hippest bank to allegedly open more than 2 million fraudulent accounts in its customers’ names, knows this.  And so, as of March 27, the San Francisco-based company is giving its account holders a way to access their money at 13,000 Wells Fargo ATMs across the U.S. without […]

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So it appears that some Uber recruiters are aware of the sexism problems at the ride-hailing giant.  After Mashable published an interview with senior software engineer Kamilah Taylor, who publicly shared (on Twitter) her awkward interaction with Uber, another potential recruit sent his experience. SEE ALSO: Uber’s Travis Kalanick: Yep, I’m a jerk, basically Genady […]

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Please, everyone: don’t ever, EVER just blindly follow directions from randos you follow on Twitter. Certain groups on the social network (read: teens) have tweeted this month to encourage followers with iPhones to give Siri a simple numerical command, “108,” and wait to see what happens next.  It’s presented as yet another mindless Siri trick, […]

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Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available for preorder starting next month—but there’s no official press release available from the company sharing the exact details of the release. Instead, we have an Elon Musk tweet spree to thank for the news.  The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has been known to drop product knowledge and workshop […]

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Google is streamlining its messaging apps – or so they say. Hangouts will no longer support SMS texting, the company announced along with several other updates in a blog post on Friday. As previously reported, hangouts will be split into Meet and Chat. Google Talk, the company’s outdated chat service, is finally being fully transitioned […]

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Earlier this week, a sketchy group of hackers announced a bold claim: they had access to hundreds of millions of Apple emails, and then, threatened to wipe user data from 200 million iCloud accounts if their ransom demands aren’t met by April 7.   The group, which calls itself the Turkish Crime Family (TCF), made […]

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Two senators are trying to defend your future cars from hacks.  Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal (of Massachusetts and Connecticut, respectively) recently reintroduced the SPY Car Act, which aims to protect the control of your vehicle as well as any data a hacker might find there.  SEE ALSO: Telecom giants can finally stop caring about […]

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Cosmologist Stephen Hawking spoke in Hong Kong on Friday — only he wasn’t actually present for the speech.  The world-renowned physicist actually gave his speech live via hologram for the 90-minute lecture about his life and work. He was beamed in for his lecture from the UK.  SEE ALSO: Could mini black holes power Earth? […]

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Uber is failing at step one: Admit you have a problem.  SEE ALSO: Why sexual harassment scandals like Uber’s are bound to persist in tech The latest example comes via a tweet from Kamilah Taylor, a senior software engineer and coauthor of Women In Tech, who was recently approached by Uber hiring’s team with a […]

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Google is working on a new social app that lets users edit photos in small groups, says TechCrunch.  SEE ALSO: Google pledges $11.5 million to racial justice innovators across the U.S. Apple announced a similar app earlier this week called Clips, which lets users quickly edit videos and add visual elements to them, kind of […]

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Do you live and breathe Samsung? Are you a true Samsung fan, or just a casual? OK, now that we have that cleared up, let’s take a look at this stunning — nay, breathtaking — nine-second video of someone typing on a Samsung Galaxy S8.  SEE ALSO: Everything we think we know about the Samsung […]

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Welcome back to another week of MashTalk. On this week’s podcast, the Mashable tech team breaks down the new electronics restrictions that’ll affect passengers flying to the U.S. and UK from select Middle Eastern and North African countries. This week’s MashTalk is hosted by Senior Tech Correspondent Raymond Wong, with commentary from Chief Correspondent Lance […]

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A little voice came on the phone and introduced himself as Roman.  The four-year-old boy had touched his mom’s thumb to her phone and used Siri to call for an ambulance. His mom, he said, was “closing her eyes.”  SEE ALSO: Amazon might update Alexa with voice recognition “Can you do me a favor?,” the […]

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