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Grandma’s wrong number Thanksgiving invitation ends in the best way possible

The heartwarming tale of a grandma texting a Thanksgiving invitation to the wrong number just got a perfect ending. After 17-year-old Jamal Hinton from Phoenix, Arizona, received a text message inviting him to Thanksgiving dinner from an unknown number claiming to be his grandma, he asked for photographic proof from the woman. Once Hinton...

You don’t know me, online shopping algorithms

Who knows you better, you or the algorithm? No one waits for Cyber Monday to launch the internet's biggest holiday shopping surge anymore. We start shopping on Black Friday and don’t stop until our Santa’s bags of holiday goodies are full. But when the online shopping is done, do you ever look back at...

The New York-Paris auto race

A global odyssey in an open cab The racers line up at the starting point in Times Square. On the frigid morning of Feb. 12, 1908, a quarter of a million people lined the streets of New York City to witness the start of a contest without precedent: a westward automobile race from New...

Can we take a minute to talk about female friendships in ‘The Walking Dead?’

Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) support each other. This post contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 7, episode 5, titled "Go Getters." If you missed the episode, check out our recap. Every woman knows that female friendships are extremely important. Women are traditionally pitted against each other in the...

Bishop blames gays for New Zealand’s earthquakes and people are p*ssed

Large cracks are seen on Highway 7 following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on November 14, 2016 near Hanmer Springs, New Zealand. More than 78,000 people have signed a petition to strip a New Zealand church of tax-free status after its leader blamed LGBTQ people for earthquakes. On Monday, Brian Tamaki of Destiny Church in...

The ‘You’re The Worst’ finale will emotionally destroy you

In Season 3 of You're The Worst, each week's figurative feelings gut-punch has somehow managed to hit as hard as the last. And they hit differently: The show recognizes an uncomfortable truth in life, that struggles aren't universal. People experience love, life and pain in different ways and at different speeds, and in the...

Adobe makes big bets on AI and the public cloud

Adobe held its annual MAX conference for users of its Creative Suite earlier this month. That’s where the company usually announces new and upcoming features to applications like Photoshop or Premiere Pro. This year, however, Adobe also introduced Sensei, its new artificial intelligence- and machine learning-based platform that combines Adobe’s knowledge of working with...

GoodLands partners with ESRI to launch the Catholic Geographic System

Religion and technology are not two phrases that often go hand in hand. Molly Burhans is looking to change that. Growing up Catholic in upstate New York, Burhans had the intention of becoming a nun. However, after studying landscape and ecological design in graduate school, she discovered a different calling. In her coursework, Burhans...

Muslims targeted after Trump’s win find support online

May Hamdy is a Muslim-American woman from South Carolina who is telling Trump how she really feels about him. On Wednesday, just hours after Donald Trump raced to victory in the presidential election, a Muslim woman at San Jose State University in California reportedly had her hijab ripped off her head. The attack was...

WhatsApp is testing two-step authentication, background audio playback features

Earlier this year, WhatsApp made your chats more secure on its app with end-to-end encryption. Now the Facebook-owned company is looking into making it tougher for fraudsters to get hold of your account. WhatsApp has begun testing two-factor authentication on its Android and Windows Phone clients. The feature, which provides users with an option...
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