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5 things Pinterest changed to make its app better for people who are blind

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It may be playing catch-up, but Pinterest is finally making its platform more accessible to people who are blind or have low vision.On Wednesday, Pinterest announced a handful of updates across the company's app and website, particularly aimed at being more inclusive. SEE ALSO: This ingenious typeface seamlessly blends Braille and text Steered by lead designer Long Cheng, Pinterest partnered with San Francisco non-profit Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired to develop the updates."After talking to Pinners and finding out how Pinterest was (and wasn’t) working for them, we did an accessibility audit and created a list of areas to improve," says Pinterest's press statement. Read more... More about Pinterest, Accessibility, Apps And Software, Low Vision, and Blind

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/pinterest-accessibility-update/
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Facebook's new ad wants you to forget about that whole subverting democracy thing

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This time, it will be different. This time, and I know you've heard this before, but this time Facebook's really going to change. Yes, I know the company allowed third-party apps to scrape your data, and yes it allowed Russian trolls to foment race-based violence on its platform, but that's not who Facebook really is. Don't believe me? Well then take a look at this genuine and authentic and not-at-all-focus-grouped 60-second ad spot that the company released today. SEE ALSO: Facebook really, really wants you to believe you’re not the product it’s selling "We came here for the friends," begins the advertisement. "But then something happened, we had to deal with spam, clickbait, fake news, and data misuse. That's going to change." Read more... More about Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Social Media, Tech, and Social Media Companies

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/facebook-releases-ad/
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9 companies trying to be the 'Tesla of China'

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Electric car maker Tesla has pushed the car market to develop more sedans, SUVs, and even luxury sports cars with batteries. In China, any headway Tesla's made for electric is overshadowed by an expanding list of homegrown electric carmakers.At the Beijing Auto Show this week everything from electrical concept cars to new models of efficient battery-powered vehicles were on display and showed China's bullish position on electric. Even Tesla brought its Model 3 to the show ahead of its official launch in the country expected for next year. Other non-Chinese automakers were all about electric at the show, as well: Volkswagen, Nissan, GM, and Ford were just some of the companies showing off electric vehicles made for Chinese riders. Read more... More about China, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Beijing Auto Show, and Tech

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/china-electric-vehicles-tesla-beijing-auto-show/
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Facebook's richer than ever, despite data privacy scandals

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Facebook's Cambridge Analytica nightmare — in which a UK data firm allegedly leaked ill-gotten info about millions of Facebook users — may have rocked the company, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the company's bottom line. In fact, if you were solely looking at the company's latest earnings, you might actually think the scandal has helped Facebook.The company posted earnings of $11.97 billion for the first quarter of 2018, beating Wall Street's expectations of $11.41 billion and proving that advertisers have not been deterred by the social network's spate of headline-making issues."Despite facing important challenges, our community and business are off to a strong start in 2018," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a prepared statement during the company's earnings call. Read more... More about Tech, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Social Media Companies, and Tech

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/facebook-q1-2018-earnings/
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Dive deep into the Marvel universe with this badass superhero merch ahead of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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The Mad Tyrant is finally making his way to our planet and taking on Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Infinity War, which premieres on April 27.As Thanos — the most powerful being in existence — touches down on Earth during his quest to find the six Infinity Stones and become even more powerful, the MCU's all-star cast of super soldiers, galactic bounty hunters, sorcerers, gods, Wakandans, and nerds in fancy suits must team up to stop him from wreaking havoc on the universe. And we couldn't be more pumped.SEE ALSO: Get psyched for 'Deadpool 2' with all sorts of merchandise available nowRead more... More about Marvel, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Avengers Infinity War

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/avengers-infinity-war-merch-tshirts/
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Get ready for a documentary about the Allison Mack alleged sex cult

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NXIVM, the alleged sex cult involving former Smallville actress Allison Mack, will be the subject of a new documentary series. The show will tie the group's history in with it's current circumstances, including the founder's arrest and allegations against Mack of sex trafficking.SEE ALSO: 'Smallville' actress Allison Mack apparently tried to get Emma Watson to join alleged sex cult The main subjects of the documentary series will be Sarah Edmondson (Psych) and husband Anthony Ames, who defected from the group early on (Smallville's Kristin Kreuk also joined and subsequently left). Producer Brian Graden was drawn to the immediacy of their story; documentaries like Wild Wild Country and Leah Remini's recollection of scientology are affected by years of experience and introspection. Read more... More about Entertainment, Television, Smallville, Nxivm, and Allison Mack

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/nxivm-documentary-series-announcement/
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Fox News' Shep Smith is hilariously over the Kanye West and Trump drama

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In case you missed the internet turning itself inside-out on Wednesday afternoon, Kanye West tweeted his love for Donald Trump and Donald Trump tweeted back.SEE ALSO: Here's why the alt-right loves Kanye West It's a messy situation, and Fox News star Shep Smith was positively ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ about it all. Shep Smith on the Kanye/Trump Twitter exchange is very mepic.twitter.com/DXTkcvoZbR— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) April 25, 2018 When an exasperated Smith gets to the end of trying to suss it all out and can only say, "We'll see what happens," it feels like he's speaking for a lot of us.  Of all the 2018 stories we've heard so far, this is the 2018-est. Read more... More about Kanye West, Fox News, Donald Trump, Shep Smith, and Culture

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/kanye-trump-shep-smith-fox-news/
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Kanye West is very excited about meeting Facebook board member and real human 'Peter Teal'

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Kanye West is very optimistic about the future — a future that apparently includes floating libertarian cities, blood boys, Donald Trump, and none other than Facebook board member and second-rate Bond villain Peter Thiel. In a flurry of Wednesday afternoon tweets, noted Trump supporter Kanye dropped a series of MAGA-themed missives on an unprepared world and shouted out his desire to meet with "Peter Teal."SEE ALSO: Facebook board member Peter Thiel helped fund Cambridge Analytica's work "I'm so happy to hear that Peter Teal would like to take a meeting," read the tweet. "I feel very optimistic about the future." Read more... More about Kanye West, Peter Thiel, Tech, and Celebrities

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/kanye-west-peter-thiel/
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Keep your dog happy and hydrated with this convenient travel water bottle

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Make sure your dog stays hydrated while on the go with this water bottle for dogs. Get your own 'EVERSWEET Dog Water Bottle' for $19.90 here. Read more... More about Dogs, Mashable Video, Pets, Dog, and Puppy

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/dog-water-bottle/
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Sean Spicer introducing wax doll of Melania Trump is a new low for America

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In America, you're truly haven't made it until you've been cast in wax and thrown into the most vile neighborhood in America: Times Square. On Wednesday, New York City's Madame Tussauds' Wax Museum introduced the latest prominent waxwork to their collection: Melania Trump. Wax Melania will stand in the "World Leaders Hall" section, which also includes Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X — legendary leaders who sought freedom and racial justice, while she was busy advancing the Obama birther conspiracy and helping to elect a know-nothing demagogue president.Nuances, schmuances. And who better to introduce a wax exhibit than Sean Spicer, a man who voluntarily hollowed out his core in order to serve the Trump administration? Read more... More about Melania Trump, Madame Tussauds, Sean Spicer, Culture, and Politics

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/melania-trump-wax-figure-madame-tussauds/
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Astonishingly detailed map of the Milky Way will blow your mind

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We now have the most detailed catalogue of stars in our Milky Way galaxy yet. The new map — created using data collected by the Gaia satellite — shows about 1.7 billion stars, including many objects never seen before, according to the European Space Agency (ESA), which runs Gaia. SEE ALSO: Thousands of previously unseen black holes lurk near the center of our galaxy The catalogue represents almost two years of sky charting.“The observations collected by Gaia are redefining the foundations of astronomy,” Günther Hasinger, ESA Director of Science, said in a statement. “Gaia is an ambitious mission that relies on a huge human collaboration to make sense of a large volume of highly complex data.” Read more... More about Space, Science, Space Photos, Galaxies, and Milky Way

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/milky-way-galaxy-most-detailed-map-gaia/
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Scientists are developing a tooth sensor that could change how often we go to the doctor

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A team of scientists are developing a smart-tooth technology that could someday be used to detect early signs of certain diseases by analyzing saliva instead of blood. Read more... More about Technology, Mashable Video, Blood, Medical, and Teeth

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/tooth-sensor-that-uses-saliva/
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Please enjoy this collection of Photoshopped birds without wings

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Seeing birds fly is totally normal. But seeing birds flying with no wings? Amazing.It all started when Twitter user @elvyish posted two Photoshopped photos of birds flying without any wings, and it led to a most glorious Twitter thread.SEE ALSO: High school golfer attacked by goose documented in unbelievable photos hehehe birds with no wings hehehe pic.twitter.com/MRHGg7p0R5— emery @ shadowban (@eIvysh) April 23, 2018 For all your wingless bird content.HELP pic.twitter.com/xw9Ip3K2M3— dante (@coaIsack) April 23, 2018 pic.twitter.com/HquwTCxyY9— MAKE Love, Simon NC16 IN SINGAPORE (@thashamonique) April 24, 2018Read more... More about Funny, Photoshop, Culture, Web Culture, and Animals

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/birds-photoshopped-with-no-wings/
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What do Trump and Apple want from each other, anyway?

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President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook are set to meet on Wednesday afternoon. And though the temperamentally and politically opposed men are in no way amicable, it's easy to imagine either party initiating the tête-à-tête. That's because, when it comes to trade, taxes, and China, a lot is on the line for the both parties.Looking forward to my meeting with Tim Cook of Apple. We will be talking about many things, including how the U.S. has been treated unfairly for many years, by many countries, on trade.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2018 With Trump's reference to trade in a recent tweet about the meeting, and with a brewing trade war with China, it seems as though Cook and Trump will most likely discuss Apple's position as a company with interests in both the U.S. and China — and why it wants to keep trade flowing. Read more... More about Apple, China, Donald Trump, Tim Cook, and Trade

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/trump-apple-coo…

How to upgrade to Google's new Gmail right now

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If you are a person on the internet, you may have heard of the newly redesigned Gmail. Today, Google unveiled one of the biggest Gmail updates in the service's history. There's a new Confidential Mode, the ability to set expiration dates and passcodes for emails, and other advanced security features. SEE ALSO: Google's big Gmail update makes your inbox smarter and more secure Not all of the features are here yet (confidential mode is rolling out in "the coming weeks"), but upgrading now will give you a fresh new interface to play with while you wait. Follow these steps to upgrade your personal email right now.  Read more... More about Gmail, Email, How To, Utility, and Tech

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/how-to-get-new-gmail/
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George R.R. Martin tells fans 'Winds of Winter' isn't coming this year — but there's good news, too

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At this point, it seems like winter may never actually come for A Song of Ice and Fire.George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire (a.k.aGame of Thrones), dashed fans' hopes of reading his next novel Winds of Winter this year in a blog post Wednesday, but at least he announced the release date of his book about the history of the Targaryens: Fire and Blood.Fans of A Song of Ice and Fire have been waiting since 2011's A Dance with Dragons for the sixth book of Martin's series, Winds of Winter, which has been teased since the last book's release. Some expected it to release before the HBO series Game of Thrones reached that point in the story, but we're way passed that now. Read more... More about A Song Of Ice And Fire, George R.R. Martin, Winds Of Winter, Fire And Blood, and Entertainment

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/game-of-thrones-winds-of-winter-fire-and-blood/
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Nickelodeon joins the millennial nostalgia train to bring back 'Double Dare'

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It feels like we could all use a return to simpler days, when bravery meant taking on the physical challenge in Double Dare.Nickelodeon heard the call for childhood nostalgia, and is now bringing back the kids game show with 40 new episodes this summer. And, like most things Nickelodeon, it boasts being one of the "messiest" TV competitions.Exactly how much slime will be involved? That question remains to be seen. But we won't get out of bed for anything less than a buttload. Read more... More about Entertainment, Nostalgia, Nickelodeon, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows

from Mashable https://mashable.com/2018/04/25/double-dare-nickelodeon-returns/
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