/Technology/ Last Updated: Thu, Sep 21st, 2017 @ 10:05pm EDT

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Shannon Connellan

Elton John posts heartfelt Instagram in support of same-sex marriage in Australia

Australia's marriage equality debate has sparked the attention of celebrities and major companies worldwide, including Ellen DeGeneres, Tim Cook and now, Sir Elton John.

Sir Elton is currently in Australia for his "Once in a Lifetime" tour, hitting six shows around the country.

Meanwhile, Australians are currently in the midst of a non-binding, non-compulsory nationwide survey asking the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” Parliament can make the...

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Karissa Bell

Apple will bring back 3D Touch app-switching in iOS 11

Those updating to iOS 11 may be surprised to realize that switching between apps isn't quite as easy as it was in iOS 10.

While double tapping the home button still works to bring up the multitasking view, Apple removed the 3D Touch gesture that also allowed you to switch between apps.

SEE ALSO: 13 hidden features in iOS 11

It may have been one of the lesser-known 3D Touch gestures, but pressing on the left edge of the screen, brought up the multitasking view that lets you quickly flip...

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Mallory Locklear

Researchers create a robot that can cling to shark skin underwater

Tracking sharks and dolphins in order to study their habits is tough. Doing so requires researchers to attach some sort of sensor or robot to the animal, but it has to be able to stay on underwater and withstand fast swimming speeds as well as twists...

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Tim Chester

Kim Jong-un just called Trump mentally deranged and everything is fine

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's public war of words edged another notch closer to armageddon Thursday when the North Korean leader issued a fiery attack on Trump's UN address.

In a long and personal statement published by North Korean news agency KCNA, per the Washington Post, Kim Jong-un slammed Trump's "rude nonsense" and "mentally deranged behavior."

He was responding to that time Trump referred to him as "Rocket Man" and threatened to destroy the entire country — in front of many world...

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Jess Joho

'Rick and Morty' co-creator slays trolls harassing its female writers

Of all people, you'd think Rick and Morty fans would know not to piss off Dan Harmon. 

As the co-writer behind many of Rick Sanchez's most cutting burns, he's not the type to hold back while wiping the floor with dumbasses. But as it turns out, internet trolls continue to prove themselves a special breed of imbecile.

And Harmon's not having any of it.

Back in August, after the release of the show's "Pickle Rick" episode, certain types of fans (read: bridge trolls) decided to blame their...

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Mallory Locklear

Court rules Stingray use without a warrant violates Fourth Amendment

Today, the Washington DC Court of Appeals overturned a Superior Court conviction of a man who was located by police using a cell-site simulator, or Stingray, CBS News reports. The court ruled that the defendant's Fourth Amendment rights were violated...

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Rebecca Ruiz

Videos about the 'logical' ways we excuse sex assault will make you want to rage scream

There are countless ways to explain the concept of sexual consent. 

A new trio of videos released in partnership with the It's On Us campaign uses a less obvious strategy: humor. 

SEE ALSO: Melania Trump gave a good speech on bullying. The only problem? Her husband is a bully.

In each of the videos, a woman has an urge she can't control, so she indulges herself in the most comical way possible. In just a minute, the absurdity of each scene demonstrates how so-called logical justifications...

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Carlos Cadorniga

Learn the songs to aid your quest to save Hyrule on your own Ocarina of Time

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Take a ride on the Nintendo nostalgia hype train while jamming on your very own Ocarina of Time from the N64 classic, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.   

Unlike the one Link gets from Princess Zelda, this ocarina is fully electronic and features two modes. Classic Mode lets you unlock hidden songs by playing a specific six-button tune while Free-Play Mode allows you to play your own...

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Karissa Bell

Here's how to hide iMessage apps in iOS 11

It's always the smallest features that end up being the most annoying.

With Apple's big iOS 11 update now rolling out, many users are discovering one of the update's more pesky features: a persistent app bar in the Messages app that seemingly doesn't go away.

SEE ALSO: 13 hidden features in iOS 11

While iMessage apps have been a thing since last year with iOS 10, iOS 11 for some reason tweaked the interface slightly so that these app shortcuts always appear underneath your chats by...

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Carlos Cadorniga

These special grips let you finally play with the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons like normal freakin’ controllers

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Nintendo Switch users, it’s time to face facts. Using the Joy-Cons as separate horizontal controllers can be super frustrating. The layout is wonky and the things are just too damn small to navigate well. Luckily, there’s a solution out there for the Joy-Con impaired.   

Check out the Grip Kit for Joy-Cons from AmazonBasics. They’re shaped like regular controllers and have special...

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Leah Stodart

Your phone is dirtier than a public toilet. Get yourself PhoneSoap.

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Have you ever been more disturbed than when you take the case off of your phone and see dust, gunk, and who knows what else packed along the sides? Yeah, we’ve all been there — and we’ve all been carrying around 18 times more bacteria than a toilet in a public restroom.    

You could try to wash your hands more or attempt to keep your phone in a pocket instead of holding it, but...

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Brian Koerber

Police kindly request people stop calling 911 over this decapitated body

Apparently it's a little too early for Halloween decorations. 

The sheriff's department in Greene County, Tennessee, posted an informative PSA to its Facebook page Wednesday, informing residents that the headless body located under the bloody garage on Chuckey Pike is not actually a dead body.

SEE ALSO: 'Hair nails' are the latest trend we hope won't grow on you

"THIS IS A HALLOWEEN DECORATION!" the post reads. "Do NOT call 911 reporting a dead body. Instead, congratulate the homeowner on...

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David Lumb

BYU develops sports helmet foam for real-time concussion detection

Cranial collisions are haunting the sports world more and more. A recent survey of 111 former football player's brains found that 110 showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease caused by repeated blows like those d...

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David Lumb

Facebook and Amazon might bid on English Premier League rights

It's no secret that online titans are jockeying with each other for sports streaming rights. Most of the news has revealed domestic squabbling, like when Amazon wrested the rights to broadcast NFL games from Twitter back in April. But a Manchester Un...

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Jon Russell

Baidu announces $1.5B fund to back self-driving car startups

 Baidu is putting some serious cash behind its self-driving car push after it announced a $1.5 billion fund that’s focused on backing autonomous driving tech companies. The Chinese giant, best known for its internet search service and AI technology, has prioritized autonomous vehicles in a major way in recent years, so this comes as little surprise. Baidu made its Apollo self-driving… Read More

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Matthew Lynley

Database provider MongoDB has filed to go public

 MongoDB, a database software company based in New York, has filed to go public with the Securities and Exchange Commission as it continues to burn a ton of cash despite its revenue almost doubling year-over-year. The company, which provides open-source database software that became very attractive among early-stage startups, is one of a myriad of companies that have sought to go public by… Read More

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Jon Russell

East Ventures closes new $30M fund to continue investing in Indonesia

 East Ventures is back at it again with another new fund to invest in early-stage companies in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the world’s fourth most populous country. This new $30 million fund is the firm’s sixth to date in Southeast Asia, and remarkably its second in 2017 alone. A $27.5 million fund announced in January was fully deployed in less than a year… Read More

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Michelle Yan

Use this spray to make anything taste like pumpkin spice

Simply Beyond is selling a pumpkin spice spray. They extracted the essential aromatic oils from the actual spice and turned it into a spray. One bottle costs $10.99, but being basic is priceless.  Read more...

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Nicole Gallucci

Piers Morgan just sunk to a new low, and Twitter can't take it any more

In case you were wondering how Piers Morgan is spending his Thursday, he's doing what he does best — being a troll.

On what seemed to be a relatively quiet day for social media platforms, Morgan decided to shake things up in the Twitter universe by posing a ridiculously controversial question related to race.

Should white girls be allowed to sing 'niggas'?
New column posting very soon.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 21, 2017

Why tho. WHY?!

SEE ALSO: Cher destroys obnoxious...

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Brian Koerber

Train conductor with no chill speeds through flooded station and soaks commuters

One jerk train conductor managed to ruin the day of dozens of commuters.

People were waiting on the platform of the Nala Sopara railway station near Mumbai, India, on Wednesday when a train sped through the station. This would typically be a very normal occurrence, but recent heavy rains meant the station was flooded. 

Instead of slowing the train to a crawl, the conductor of the train went into the station full steam ahead, sending the dirty rainwater that had flooded the tracks onto the...

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