Amazon customers now have even more options for in-store returns

September 21, 2017

Image: Getty Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Amazon customers now have a growing list of options when it comes to returning their online purchases in person. In addition to any of the hundreds of Whole Foods supermarkets across the country, certain Kohl’s stores will now accept returns of “eligible items” as part of a retail partnership between the two companies that began earlier this summer. SEE ALSO: Amazon’s out of the original…

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Pharma bro Martin Shkreli sent directly to jail, judge calls him ‘danger to society’

September 19, 2017

Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli points as he exits the courthouse.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images The pharma bro is now the pharma inmate.  Martin Shkreli was called a “danger to society” on Wednesday by a judge, who then canceled his bond release and put him in jail, according to numerous media reports. Shkreli had been out on a $5 million bond following his conviction for securities fraud in early August.  SEE…

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Equifax is already facing a major class-action lawsuit for its massive data breach

September 11, 2017

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock That didn’t take long. Two Oregon women filed a class action lawsuit against Equifax Thursday evening, just hours after the credit reporting agency revealed a massive data breach that may have compromised personal information belonging to 143 million Americans. SEE ALSO: Bad news for literally anyone with a credit card: there’s a good chance you just got hacked The complaint accuses Equifax of negligence in protecting consumer data,…

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Pastor Osteen on Harvey: ‘The city didn’t ask us to become a shelter’

September 3, 2017

Joel Osteen appears on NBC News' "Today" show.Image: peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images Pastor Joel Osteen is mastering the art of self defense this week after getting dragged online for his delayed Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts. Osteen received loads of backlash after neglecting to open Lakewood Church — his literal megachurch that seats 16,000 people — as a shelter for victims of Harvey’s flooding. And as the wealthy…

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Amazon is going to lower prices at Whole Food starting on Monday

August 27, 2017

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Whole Foods is about to get a lot cheaper for Amazon Prime customers—as well as everybody else. The online shopping giant said Thursday that it will offer supermarket discounts to members of the program starting when the $13.7 billion deal is expected to close next Monday. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump’s threats won’t stop Amazon’s mega-acquisition of Whole Foods The company also said Whole Foods’ famously steep…

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Facebook’s original video is something publishers are actually excited for

August 13, 2017

Virtually Dating" is a five-episode series produced by Cond Nast Entertainment.Image: conde nast entertainment For all of Facebook’s big talk about video, it was still just part of the almighty News Feed. Publishers hoping to capture a moment of a user’s attention looked for thumb-stopping moments, which gave rise to a new and not-terribly compelling format of video that remains endemic to Facebook. Watch is something different. Facebook’s new original…

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Racists have reappropriated the Detroit Red Wings logo, and the team is not happy

August 13, 2017

Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Many Detroit Red Wings fans were confused to see their favorite team’s logo waving among swastikas, confederate flags, and other symbols of hate at a massive white supremacist gathering in Virginia on Saturday. One widely shared video shows a group of racists carrying homemade shields marked with the team’s insignia and chanting the Nazi slogan “blood and soil” as they poured into Charlottesville. SEE ALSO: Trump…

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Read a Google engineer’s treatise on why biological differences actually cause the gender gap in tech

August 6, 2017

Yikes.Image: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Early Saturday morning, a report in Motherboard revealed the existence of a 10-page document written by a Google engineer that said that inherent differences between men and women accounted for the gender gap in tech and opposed diversity initiatives at the company. Now, the full text of the document is out via a report in Gizmodo. And, unsurprisingly, it’s not great. SEE ALSO: This VC firm just…

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6 jaw-dropping quotes from the bombshell Fox News lawsuit

August 2, 2017

A security guard looks out of the the News Corp. headquarters in midtown Manhattan.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Lawsuits continue to rain on Fox News. On Tuesday, NPR broke the news that longtime contributor Rod Wheeler is suing the network over allegations that Fox News misattributed quotes to him to further a made-up story involving the murder of a Democratic National Committee employee, and that the network did so at President Donald Trump’s…

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Discovery, a fixer upper, adds ‘Fixer Upper’ in $14.6 billion deal

August 1, 2017

It’s not a great time for cable companies, what with the cord cutting and competition and such. Discovery Communications, which is home to cable channels like Discovery channel and Animal Planet, knows this, so they’re bringing in some additional firepower. SEE ALSO: TV ratings will now include Hulu Live and YouTube TV Discovery announced on Monday that it would be buying Scripps Networks Interactive for $14.6 billion, adding a variety…

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Elon Musk speaks of being ‘bipolar’ on Twitter

August 1, 2017

Elon Musk.Image: MACMAHON/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Think it’s easy being Elon Musk? Think again. As the CEO of automaker Tesla and private space transport company SpaceX, founder of neurotechnology company Neuralink and tunneling company Boring Company, and a key figure in AI non-profit OpenAI, Musk is obviously extremely busy. He’s also a billionaire and gets to play with ultra-cool high-tech toys, which sounds like a geek’s dream come true. But in reality, the…

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People will shop at Amazon whether they have the best prices or not

August 1, 2017

Image: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images As millions of American families look to get a jumpstart on back-to-school shopping, many of them will turn to Amazon. The company’s use of steep discounting and price-matching to gain market dominance has led many shoppers to almost reflexively expect to pay less for their notebooks and calculators on the site. Sales prices in blaring red below slashed-out higher rates help cement that expectation. SEE ALSO:…

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Airport worker in France swings on a passenger carrying a baby

July 31, 2017

An EasyJet Airbus A319 plane at Nice airport in southern France.Image: lionel Cironneau/AP/REX/Shutterstock I wonder if, at this point, airplane passengers are more afraid of turbulence or being assaulted by an airport/airline employee. #QuestionsOf2017 SEE ALSO: Angry guy flings his powerbank on the ground in the airport, causing it to explode The latest example of passengers under attack by the air carrier they’ve paid to provide a service takes us…

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Learn how to program with Python and transform your career

July 31, 2017

Image: pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you dream of earning big bucks as a programmer, youll need a broad knowledge of popular programming languages. Most experts would agree that Python is a great place to start. Why? Python has been a mainstay in web development for more than two decades, and a working knowledge of it…

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Tomorrowland fans evacuate after stage catches fire

July 31, 2017

A TV still image shows the stage of Tomorrowland in flames in Barcelona, Spain, on July 29.Image: EFE/TV/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Tomorrowland concert-goers just outside Barcelona, Spain had to evacuate on Saturday night after fire consumed one of the stages. Just over 22,000 fans were forced to leave, though no injuries were reported. SEE ALSO: Man’s brand new Ferrari goes up in flames within an hour of purchasing it Video of the blaze…

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Jeff Bezos just leapfrogged Bill Gates to become the richest human on Earth…for about 6 hours

July 28, 2017

Update Thursday, July 27 4:30 p.m. EST: Jeff Bezos’ claim to the title proved short-lived Thursday afternoon when an earnings miss dragged Amazon’s stock down. As of market closing time, Bloomberg’s billionaire wealth index had Bill Gates back on top with Bezos down to $89.8 billion from $90.6 billion earlier in the day. We’ll be sure to update this space again if Gates happens to announce any surprise charity mega-pledges…

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Coke Zero will be no longer, and people aren’t so down with the news

July 28, 2017

Goodbye, Coke Zero.Image: George Frey/Getty Images Coke Zero’s days are numbered. The soda will be soon replaced by Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, another diet iteration the Coca-Cola Company hope will stop consumers turning away from sugary drinks. SEE ALSO: Artificial sweeteners don’t help with weight loss after all, sweeping study shows “Weve made the great taste of Coke Zero even better by optimizing the unique blend of flavors that gave Coke…

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You can get emotional about ‘Game of Thrones.’ Just know HBO is listening.

July 23, 2017

Image: hbo People went “crazy” over the season seven premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Or so they say. “Crazy” accounted for 8.9 percent of all emotional reactions (ERs) during the first episode, and “crazy” ERs spiked during singer Ed Sheeran’s cameo, driving 4.8 percent of all ERs. SEE ALSO: This GIF is every ‘Game of Thrones’ fan right now What are ERs, and why does any of this matter?…

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Learn how to make content that doesn’t suck

July 23, 2017

Image: pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. They say content is king. But your content is just lowly nonsense if it isnt written by someone with the proper knowledge and diligence. Content marketing is an art form, but luckily its one you can get better at with practice. Learn to imbue your social media posts, LinkedIn articles, and…

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Here’s why scarcely any big online retailers accept Bitcoin

July 14, 2017

All eyes are on Bitcoin's big change on Aug. 1.Image: Photo by WALLACE WOON/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Bitcoin’s price has been booming in the last two years (with some recent hiccups). This must mean that the cryptocurrency is becoming ubiquitous at online retailers, right? Wrong. According to a new Morgan Stanley report, via Bloomberg, only three out of 500 largest online merchants accept Bitcoin. And it’s not growing either. That number is down…

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‘Time’ magazine’s epically candid cover shines spotlight on Donald Trump Jr.’s emails

July 14, 2017

Congrats, Donald Trump Jr. you’ve got yourself a Time Magazine cover, just like dad! The Trump family should know by now that magazine covers show no mercy, but juuuust in case it slipped their minds Time’s latest doozy will surely remind them. If you haven’t heard, Donald Trump Jr. recently found himself at the center of the ongoing Trump-Russia controversy when the New York Times obtained and published (not to…

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