Walt Disney World will no longer Photoshop masks onto guestsMASHABLE.COM — In a photo posted to a private Disney park Facebook group and obtained by Walt Disney World Today, a rider appears to wear a digitally edited face mask. Disney spokespeople confirmed to USA Today and The Washington Post that the company did briefly add masks to photos of guests who weren’t wearing them correctly or whose masks had slipped during the ride, but confirmed that it won’t do so anymore. .
Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an M.D.WSJ.COM — Madame First Lady—Mrs. Biden—Jill—kiddo: a bit of advice on what may seem like a small but I think is a not unimportant matter. Any chance you might drop the “Dr.” before your name? “Dr. Jill Biden” sounds and feels fraudulent, not to say a touch comic. Your degree is, I believe, an Ed.D., a…
How to watch Netflix together online without being in the same roomMASHABLE.COM — Just because you’re isolated in your room due to the ever-important social distancing protocols happening right now doesn’t mean you have to watch Netflix all on your own. There are plenty of ways to recreate the experience of watching a show or movie with a friend or loved one on Netflix without worrying about getting each other sick.
The Secret to Life-Transforming LearningJEFFBULLAS.COM — It was a question that made me pause. “What qualifies you to speak on this topic?” My answer – “Nothing but everything.” I had just finished a keynote speech in front of hundreds of people in a distant corner of the world that was renowned for having a world-class education system. I didn’t have any formal qualifications in my verbal public ponderings.
Reddit acquires DubsmashTECHCRUNCH.COM — announced that it has acquired short video platform Dubsmash. The deal’s terms were undisclosed. will retain its own platform and brand, and Reddit will integrate its video creation tools. Its co-founders, Suchit Dash, Jonas Drüppel and Tim Specht, will join Reddit. According to Crunchbase data, the app has raised $20.2 million from investors including Lowercase Capital, Index Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Heartcore Capital and Sunstone Life.
Foreign government-backed hackers breached the U.S. TreasuryMASHABLE.COM — It might be hard to see in the midst of Donald Trump’s daily assault on U.democracy, but America’s enemies are still out there and still up to no good. Now there’s word that hackers backed by an as-yet-unnamed foreign government have breached the U.Treasury Department’s office that sets internet and telecommunications policy.
How should ‘Game of Thrones’ have ended?MASHABLE.COM — It’s not a popular opinion, but I actually didn’t hate the final Thrones season as much as everyone else seemed to. There were some things I’d have changed about it, though, and the biggest of these would be the number of major character deaths. In a nutshell, there were nowhere near enough of them.
6 feminist activists to follow on social mediaMASHABLE.COM — Moving forward requires focus. Mashable’s Social Good Series is dedicated to exploring pathways to a greater good, spotlighting issues that are essential to making the world a better place. We need to talk about feminism. It may be 2020, but there’s still a long way to go when it comes to reaching equal pay between men and women, lessening gender inequity in the STEM field, obliterating sexual harassment in the workplace, and addressing the domestic labor divide.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris named Time Person of the YearCNN.COM — New York (CNN Business)Time magazine has named Joe Biden and Kamala Harris 2020’s Person of the Year. The two made history on November 7 when they beat Donald Trump in a bitter election that put him in a small club of presidents who served only one term. Harris on that day became the country’s first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect.
The pandemic has changed China’s nightclubsECONOMIST.COM — A different beatThe pandemic has changed China’s nightclubsIt has given local DJs a chance to shine GETTING INTO Zhao Dai, an underground nightclub in a fashionable part of Beijing, involves a little more faff than it once did. Party animals must prove that they have not travelled anywhere they…
23 things on ‘The Office’ you’ve never noticed beforeMASHABLE.COM — The Office is truly the show that keeps on giving. Though the NBC comedy has been off the air since 2013, the discussion surrounding it is still very much alive. To this day, fans keep finding new, hilarious Easter eggs in the show. We’ve compiled 23 of the best. Find out how well you really know your stuff.
New report finds Christchurch shooter was radicalized on YouTube and FacebookMASHABLE.COM — A new, nearly 800-page on the 2019 Christchurch shooting claims that mainstream social media platforms had a much larger role in radicalizing the shooter than fringe websites. The two platforms that had the biggest impact on the shooter’s mindset: YouTube and Facebook. Following the attack that left 51 people dead at two Christchurch mosques in March of last year, the New Zealand government an independent inquiry into the spree killing.
Congressman loses tooth on camera, and Twitter snaps to attentionMASHABLE.COM — Rep. Louie Gohmert appeared to lose a tooth during the middle of a press conference on Tuesday. The Republican representative from Texas was voicing his opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would rename several military bases and other government property named after Confederate leaders.
Half of U.S. adults don’t know that Facebook does not do original news reportingMASHABLE.COM — Social media is increasingly a primary source of news for U.adults. According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, however, almost half of U.adults don’t realize that Facebook is merely disseminating news — not reporting it. . That’s right, a large portion of the adults in the United States either actively believe that Facebook — the company itself — reports original news stories, or aren’t sure whether it does or does not.
The best video games of 2020MASHABLE.COM — There’s been a lot to be unhappy about in 2020. Not video games, though. When it comes to video games, 2020 has been outstanding. This year has given us hit after hit, culminating in a couplet of consoles, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation that are collectively pushing games in a faster, more beautiful experience for players.
The 15 best TV shows of 2020MASHABLE.COM — Well, this year certainly happened. Months felt like years, weeks felt like seconds, and time generally stopped making sense sometimes around mid-March. Sometime it felt like the only way to mark time was knowing certain events would definitely happen on a certain date, like television show premiere dates. .
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