MasterCard will finally stop forcing people to sign receipts


“Can I get you to sign on the bottom?” “Your signature, please?” “Sign here.”

Those prompts that you’ve heard forever after shopping, eating out, and spending money are coming to an end.

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MasterCard is doing away with signatures on purchases starting in April.

It’s the end of an era. The future signature-less payment process stemmed from company research showing that customers wanted to speed up time at the register.

Requiring a signature had become antiquated with so many other security features such as chips, biometrics, and digital payment platforms. Some new MasterCard credit cards have a fingerprint sensor embedded in the card. When paying, cardholders just touch the sensor while holding the card as they dip it into the terminal.  Read more…

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Hillary Clinton tried to use a very relatable trick to skip Trump’s inauguration, but alas, it didn’t work


Hey, it’s October and here we are, still talking about President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Hillary Clinton was on The Graham Norton Show on Friday to promote the release of her book What Happened when the two got talking about Trump’s inauguration in January, which she attended alongside other former presidents and their spouses. 

Obviously, Clinton, who won the popular vote by 3 million but lost the election due to the Electoral College, didn’t really feel like going to Trump’s inauguration. So she tried to get out of it the same way anyone tries to get out of a social gathering they don’t want to attend. Read more…

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Google officially flips on Project Loon in Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico is in trouble. Approximately 3 million of its residents are still without electricity after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria, and 30% lack access to drinkable water. Exacerbating the process of recovery is the fact that communication infrastructure in general, and the internet specifically, is experiencing trouble across the U.S. territory.

Enter Alphabet’s Project Loon, which on October 20 announced that it had officially switched on its balloon-powered internet for some Puerto Rican residents. That’s right giant balloons are providing digital connectivity for some people who might otherwise go without.  Read more…

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‘The Snowman’ movie poster is so bad, it became a meme


The Snowman has been getting some lackluster reviews. So it only makes sense that the movie would get turned into a meme.  

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People have been poking fun at the film’s promotional poster, which features a crudely drawn snowman. 

never getting tired of this. these posters should be mandated to stay up forever

— David Sims (@davidlsims) October 9, 2017

It has the face of a disgruntled toddler upset it can’t eat anymore candy. With a poster like that, it was time to turn the melancholy snowman into a meme.  Read more…

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Will Ferrell stars in PSA campaign to remind you to put your phone away


Will Ferrell is here to remind you that technology can be terrible.  

A new PSA campaign, produced by Common Sense Media, features the Emmy-winning comedic actor being unable to put down his phone and making his family’s attempt at “device-free dinner” incredibly awkward. 

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The campaign was released in tandem with the San-Francisco-based nonprofit’s most recent media use census. 

The report found that that children 8 years old and under spend a whopping 48 minutes a day staring at a mobile screen. It also found that 42 percent of children now own their own tablets.  Read more…

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Apple makes an unexpected deal to improve cell service in Puerto Rico

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‘Boyfriend Dungeon’ is a game about dating your weapons and we’re already in love


You know that feeling when you’re in a particularly infuriating argument with your boyfriend or SO and just think to yourself, “Wow — wish I could turn you into a baseball bat and smack you with it.”

The newly announced Boyfriend Dungeon has you covered. 

It’s a dungeon-crawler that’s Not Like Other Dungeon Crawlers (*winkwink*) because it’s actually more about forging love than it is about killing baddies with rad weapons. 

Or rather, it’s about forging love with your rad weapons in order to kill baddies together. Because we all know that the couple that kills together, stays together.

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Google is offering $1000 to anyone who can hack Tinder, Snapchat, Dropbox, and more


Hackers, it’s your time to shine. 

Google, in collaboration with bug bounty platform HackerOne, has launched the Google Play Security Reward Program, which promises $1,000 to anyone who can identify security vulnerabilities in participating Google Play apps. 

Thirteen apps are currently participating, including Tinder, Duolingo, Dropbox, Snapchat, and Headspace. 

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Apps usually run their own bounty programs on a smaller scale. This is the first time that Google itself has offered a reward on behalf of developers.  Read more…

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I’m not crying over a Burger King ad. You’re crying over a Burger King ad.


Burger King is taking a stand against bullying in a clever new ad that reveals what matters most to people: a bullied high school junior student or a bullied Whopper Jr. 

If that sounds strange, just stick with us for a second. In the three-minute video, hidden cameras capture people’s reactions to boys bullying a high school student. Everyone involved is an actor, but the customers don’t know that. There are pained glances and raised eyebrows, but not too many bystanders willing to intervene. 

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But when customers get their Whopper Jr., which has been “bullied” with a punch that smashes the sandwich into pieces, boy do they get angry. They curse, ask for the manager, and look bewildered. Read more…

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This Photoshop fail from Netflix is actually pretty hilarious


Hearing the term “Photoshop fail” will likely invoke strong feelings about the manipulations of models and actors’ bodies with unrealistic beauty standards. But sometimes, Photoshop fails can be completely innocent, and totally hilarious.

The most recent offender comes from Netflix, and it’s actually pretty difficult to spotRedditor moofthestoof noticed that something was a little off with the cover photo for its horror flick The Babysitter.

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While it may look normal at a glance, the person holding the bloody knife and a sandwich actually has two right hands. If you’re having trouble picturing it, try holding an object (not a knife) behind your back with your left hand, and notice the difference between your thumb, and the thumb in the photo.  Read more…

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