Have an idea for powering NASA on the moon? You could win $5 million.

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'All the bears are fat this year'

Welcome to Fat Bear Week 2020! Katmai National Park and Preserve’s brown bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they've transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds. The park is holding its annual playoff-like competition for the fattest of the fat bears (you can vote online between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6). Mashable will be following all the ursine activity.   The fat bears have grown exceptionally fat, even for fat bears. A prodigious, record-breaking salmon run in a major river feeding Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve provided the brown bears — who are livestreamed on… [...]

Aaron Sorkin on how social media has changed since 'The Social Network'

10 years after the release of 'The Social Network' Aaron Sorkin weighs in on where social media has helped us and failed us since 2010. Read more...More about Facebook, Netflix, Mashable Video, Mark Zuckerberg, and Aaron Sorkin [...]

All 45 seasons of 'Saturday Night Live' are coming to Peacock

Peacock's library is about to get a whole lot larger. NBCUniversal's streaming app is bulking up its catalog with all 45 seasons of Saturday Night Live on Oct. 1, Variety reported Friday. The archive of episodes will span the show's first episodes in 1975 to its latest season that kicked off in 2019. At this moment, that consists of 889 episodes of SNL. No matter what your favorite era, performer, or sketch is, it'll all be on Peacock, from the George Carlin monologue that opened up the series to the bizarre and infectious David Pumpkins sketch of 2016 to its… [...]

Watch a virtual audience try to, uh, jam to Vin Diesel's new song

Vin Diesel's musical debut is perhaps the most COVID-era slice of pop culture imaginable.   The Fast & Furious star partnered with Kygo to produce a cheery pop EDM track titled "Feel Like I Do." It's a particularly sensitive song about falling in love — a sharp departure from the action hero's otherwise tough exterior. The song premiered on The Kelly Clarkson Show, and in the introduction, Vin Diesel told Clarkson that this was his artistic expression in lieu of acting.  "You, since you won [American] Idol, and till today somehow have maintained your authenticity," Vin Diesel tells Clarkson from… [...]

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How to use App Clips on your iPhone, and save time when ordering food or using new apps

To use App Clips on an iPhone running iOS 14, find a compatible website or business, and then tap the App Clips button. [...]

Orcas are under threat from man-made noise pollution. These scientists are fighting to protect them.

Noise pollution from boats and oil drilling can interfere with orcas' ability to communicate, and drive them toward dangerously rocky shorelines. [...]

BMW is paying $18 million to settle claims it inflated its car sales

The SEC accused BMW of inflating its sales figures by having its North American dealers designate cars as sold when they were still on the market. [...]

PlayStation 5 launch titles: Every game coming to PS5 this year, including new Sony exclusives

PlayStation 5 preorders are selling out fast and our list of upcoming PS5 games can help you decide whether you need to pick up Sony's new console. [...]

Magic Spoon is cereal for adults that's high in protein and low in sugar — I was impressed with how delicious it still was

Magic Spoon cereal is keto-friendly, non-GMO, and free from gluten, grain, wheat, soy, and artificial sweeteners. It's also insanely delicious. [...]


- Devin Coldewey

Perhaps anticipating budget pushback from the federal government, NASA has released its first ever agency-wide economic report, documenting the agency’s impact on the nation’s jobs and cash flow. Everyone knew NASA was impactful, but now we know exactly how impactful it is, some $64 billion and over 300,000 jobs worth in FY2019. It seems clear […] [...]

- Walter Thompson

The progress seen in AI/machine learning leading up to and during the pandemic cannot be ignored, but this crisis brings with it a unique opportunity for updates and innovation in modeling. [...]

- Megan Rose Dickey

TGIF, am I right? Welcome back to Human Capital, where we explore some of the latest news in labor, diversity and inclusion in tech. This week, we’re looking at the use of “master/slave” terminology in computer programming and the current state of gig workers in California. Human Capital will soon be available as a weekly […] [...]

- Natasha Mascarenhas

According to an SEC filing, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit and early-stage VC firm Initialized Capital, is raising a new fund, named 776, with a target of $150 million. The filing comes three months after the entrepreneur left Initialized Capital and a month after The Information first reported on his plans. Ohanian declined to […] [...]

- Brian Heater

When it comes to smartwatches, it’s Apple against the world. It’s not that there aren’t plenty of other products to choose from — it’s more that the company has just utterly dominated the space to such a point that any other device is relegated to the realm of “Apple Watch alternatives.” The company has been […] [...]


Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is still in the works at Electronic Arts, but publisher Electronic Arts is pushing the reveal and release into early 2021. [...]

Researchers at the Allen Institute for AI find evidence of pervasive bias and toxicity in popular language models from OpenAI and Salesforce. [...]

Maybe Quake, and arena shooters in general, have a comeback on the horizon. But I doubt it's a priority for Microsoft or Xbox. [...]

Google today launched AI Platform Prediction in general availability, a managed service for cloud AI and machine learning workloads. [...]

Facebook and Apple aren't getting along, and the social network is taking a shot at Apple again today, this time over paid online events. [...]