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2nd December 2016 20:38
Amazon Web Services has a new service dedicated to Internet of Things (IoT) developers, called Greengrass. The service, announced on Wednesday at AWS re:invent in Las Vegas, will enable messaging, data caching, and local computing between IoT devices. See Also: IoT and companies: Everyone wants a piece of this revolution For IoT developers using low-power,... Read more » The post Amazon unveils Greengrass for AWS IoT developers appeared first on ReadWrite.
2nd December 2016 20:35
Esports tournaments are happening all the time, and it can be tough to keep track of everything going on in the world of professional competitive gaming. Each week, Mashable rounds up the best and biggest tournaments in esports to let you know when they're going down, and where to catch all the action. This weekend, you're looking at the biggest Street Fighter V tournament of the year, the start of a Dota 2 Major and the second-ever Rocket League championship.…
2nd December 2016 20:28
This dramatic footage was captured by student Haylee Weber on the Calypso Star Charter expedition in South Australia. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Australia, Australian Animals, Wildlife, and Shark Attacks
2nd December 2016 20:23
Freedom of speech and thought are, in theory, what drives academia — and a new website is drawing criticism for threatening those virtues. Professor Watchlist rounds up the names of scholars from around the U.S. it deems "radical" and places them on a so-called watch list with their photographs and identities listed alongside their names. Created by the conservative nonprofit Turning Point USA, it says its purpose is to "expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students and…
2nd December 2016 20:21
The sun looks like a proud, happy dad with a huge smile in new photos beamed back to Earth by a sun-staring spacecraft. The new images — taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory — show various features of the sun coincidentally coming together to look just like a face with a crooked smile and male-patterned baldness. SEE ALSO: New photo of Jupiter shows planet with huge smiley face All in all, this makes the sun bear a striking resemblance to…
2nd December 2016 20:19
The pop star has over 100 million followers, unseating Taylor Swift. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Social Media, Instagram, Selena Gomez, and Real Time Video
2nd December 2016 20:13
Adorable critters, elaborate song-and-dance routines, tearjerking tales of inspiration — these are the staples of advertising virality, and each was in abundant supply among this year's most-shared commercials. Video tracking firm Unruly tallied up some of 2016's biggest hits from around the world in its annual ranking released this week. Topping out the list, unsurprisingly, is British department story John Lewis' mood-brightening story of a puppy seeing its Christmas wish come true. Some other notable ads that made the cut…
2nd December 2016 19:57
For those viewers who labored to the end end of a Twitter livestream plagued with audio problems, Lucasfilm dropped a surprise Friday: an exclusive clip from Rogue One: A Star Wars story. It was the second clip in two days, the first appearing on the Tonight Show Wednesday night. Actual advance clips from the movie, rather than trailers, is a first for Lucasfilm under Disney ownership. SEE ALSO: Questions about 'Rogue One'? Ask the director on Twitter Friday This time…
2nd December 2016 19:47
It's pretty rare for a lost driver license to turn up a year after it goes missing. However, Christina Egan experienced such fortune thanks to a mysterious and hilarious 21-year-old. Egan, a recent graduate of Columbia University, shared a photo on Facebook yesterday of a cheeky thank you note and her old ID that she received in the mail. SEE ALSO: Single guy's romantic holiday photo is actually a hilarious goof "Found this on the floor of a bar about…
2nd December 2016 19:41
Another day, another person trying to stir up as big a controversy as "the dress." Twitter user Craig Stone uploaded a photo posing a new, potentially polarizing question. SEE ALSO: Attention staff: The portal to hell in our office kitchen is merely a distraction from the real issues We present to you a question: is this bread or a sponge? Forget the gold or blue dress. I've just walked into my kitchen and found this. Is it a slice of…