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Gmail launches its first public iOS beta to test support for third-party accounts

By Sarah Perez

Google wants to make Gmail the place where you check all your email accounts, not just your Google accounts. The company announced this week it’s testing a new version of the Gmail app on iOS that will allow users to add their non-Google accounts, including those from Outlook (including Hotmail or Live), Yahoo, and elsewhere. The announcement, which was sent out via a tweet from the… Read More

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Mother of fallen soldier says Trump was disrespectful, despite his denial

By Nicole Gallucci

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The latest controversy surrounding Donald Trump is ridiculously low, even for him.

After Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson described extremely insensitive comments she claimed to have heard Trump made while speaking to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson — a soldier who was killed in Niger — Trump said the recollection of the incident was “totally fabricated.”

Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017

Now, despite Trump claiming to have proof he didn’t tell Johnson’s wife her husband “knew what he signed up for” multiple times, the soldier’s mother …

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How the ‘casting couch’ joke helped Hollywood cover up sexual abuse

By Chris Taylor

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Time to throw this old couch to the curb.

After two weeks of horrific revelations about predatory producer Harvey Weinstein — and now his brother Bob — it’s hard to imagine we’ll see another “casting couch” joke in movies or TV for some time – if ever.

But as the industry examines the parts of its system that let Weinstein act unchallenged, we should not ignore the fact that the whole concept behind his behavior has been baked into its product for decades.

The casting couch is shorthand for a cartoon image: the lascivious old producer with roaming hands pursuing a young starlet in an uncomfortably close seating situation during a private audition. The more this became a cliche of entertainment, the more it blunted the edges of a harsh reality for untold numbers of women. …

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Someone turned ‘Super Smash Bros.’ into a 3D game and it’s amazing

By Kellen Beck

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By combining the ground-breaking 3D world design of Super Mario 64 with the addicting combat mechanics of Super Smash Bros., game modder Skelux has birthed an amazing new mod called Super Smash Bros. 3D.

This early version of Super Smash Bros. 3D only has a handful of stages, including what appears to be Super Smash Bros. Melee‘s Final Destination stage and the living room from the original Super Smash Bros. game’s intro video.

If Super Smash Bros. 3D drums up enough interest, Skelux may continue to work on improving the mod, including adding four-player capabilities, more stages, and items. …

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Don’t wanna wait for water to boil? Try this clever hack, ya lazy doofus.

By Jordan Bowman

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A lot of science fiction writers had theories about the future but sadly most of those things aren’t happening anytime soon, but at least we have FaceTime technology.

We may not have flying cars, teleportation, or meals in pill form, but we sure don’t have to stand and wait for water to boil like a bunch of peasants.

One visionary figured out how to use technology to save us from this.

Twitter user, Justin Hill, posted a hack for the tedious act of watching water boil while making pasta.

FaceTiming the water so it doesn’t boil over while I’m watching tv in the other roompic.twitter.com/9gWyG7AlcL

— Justin (@JustinHillister) …

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