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Here are the deadlines for all your online holiday shopping orders

While some folks still head to the stores on Black Friday and throughout December, many of us are turning to the web for Christmas shopping. Just one complication: shipping tends to bottleneck during the holidays and some gifts simply don’t arrive on time. But we’ve sorted all that out for you.

Pepsi one-ups Budweiser brewer by ordering 100 Tesla electric semi trucks

PepsiCo is the latest company to reveal that it’s placed orders for Tesla’s forthcoming electric semi-truck – and also the company with the largest order so far. The beverage company has ordered 100 of the trucks per Reuters, meaning it’s placed at least a $20,

Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso just raised venture funding for her new company

Sophia Amoruso famously founded the retailer Nasty Gal, growing it from an Ebay store that sold vintage items to a darling of the fashion world that was seeing $100 million in sales just six years later. Somewhere along the way, however, Nasty Gal lost its way.

Commission Impossible, part two: How enemies gathered around net neutrality

One would think that the classification of internet providers as telecoms or not, and which federal agency has authority over them, is about as in the weeds as it gets. But it is a symptom of the times in which we live that no issue, however technical, provincial, or jurisdictional,

Google Assistant is coming to older Android phones and tablets

The Google Assistant, Google’s take on Siri, Cortana and Alexa without the approachable name, has long been available on most modern phones and tablets. But given the fragmentation of the Android ecosystem,

How to be the most insufferable person at your ugly Christmas sweater party

If you're still browsing thrift stores in search of an outfit for an upcoming ugly Christmas sweater party, look no further. The ugliest (and, I'm sorry to say, the most insufferable) sweaters on the market are these pullovers emblazoned with the cryptocurrency logo of your choice. SEE ALSO:

Nothing summed up 2017 more than the story of bullied 11-year-old Keaton Jones

On one of the final weekends of 2017, the video of an 11-year-old bullied kid named Keaton Jones spread like wildfire over the internet. Though a simple message made it go viral, its growing and sticky complexity, can't help but remind us what kind of country we live in. 

Why content crowdfunder Patreon is halting its hated fee change

Overhauling the creative economy turns out to be quite tricky. Following massive backlash, Patreon is at least temporarily pausing its plan to change its payment processing fee stucture on December 18th from charging creators 2%-10% on the first of the next month to charging patrons 2.9% plus $0.

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on just what's at stake with net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission is schedule to vote on Thursday to remove just about any and every regulation on internet providers. Mignon Clyburn, the longest-serving commissioner on the FCC, has a message for you. "We used to talk about clean water. We used to talk about good roads,

This Chrome extension will save you from 'The Last Jedi' spoilers

If you're desperately trying to avoid spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this app is for you. Force Block is a Google Chrome extension that warns you if you're about to visit pages that may have Star Wars spoilers.

People couldn't stop talking about 'Stranger Things' on Facebook this year

Was it Dart, Dad Steve or Daddy Hopper?Whatever the reason, Facebook's annual IQ report revealed that Stranger Things 2 dominated Facebook conversation in 2017. The report revealed and examined fashion, health, and social trends on Facebook,

Get a Garmin activity tracker on sale for $80 today at Best Buy

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.If you've got a fitness friend that you're shopping for during the holidays, the Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker could make a great gift, and it's $20 off today.Image:

Alexa can now wake you up with your favorite song

Maybe, just maybe, Alexa's new alarms can make you actually enjoy getting up in the morning. You can finally instruct Amazon's voice assistant to wake you up in the morning with a song of your choice. SEE ALSO: Canada, meet Amazon AlexaYes, if you have a smartphone, you could do this already.

Apple invests $390 million in the production of...lasers?

Apple has invested $390 million in Finisar, a manufacturer of optical communications components.  That's right: It's investing in lasers. SEE ALSO: Gift ideas for your friend who can’t put down their iPhoneAccording to Apple,

Aurora Flight Sciences demonstrates a fully autonomous helicopter in action

Aurora Flight Sciences is a company working on making full-scale autonomous combat craft a reality, and now some of its work is ready for prime time.

Fanchest raises $4M in seed funding to become the best gift for sports fans

Here’s a great present for a sports fan this holiday season: Fanchest is a Brooklyn-based startup that curates and sends team-themed gift boxes as gift. The boxes start at $59 and include about $80 worth of apparel and gear from whatever pro or college team you choose.

Toshiba and Western Digital bury war hatchets

The huge chip deal can now go through.

Connected cars could help improve Britain's roads

Highways England report recommends use of smart cars and drones to spot issues and improve response times.

The world transformed through AI

There’s no reason why your refrigerator shouldn’t be connected to the Internet, but it’s hardly the most exciting example of the Internet of Things.

US government ban on Kaspersky Lab software signed into law

President Trump has made the government ban on the Russian firm's antivirus software permanent.

Consumers don't really trust IoT, but that's not stopping them

Cisco survey reveals large gap between trust and IoT use.

Uncovering opportunities to deliver value with IT business management

To fuel digital transformation and create greater value for an organization, CIOs must control and optimize IT budgets. Here’s how it can be done.

Confidence in security – One of the internet’s most pressing concerns

How can we establish trust in the technologies we offer as providers?

Tech gifts for people who love the great outdoors

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.Got a friend who seems to love nature and animals more than they like people? Yep, we all have one — and even if they're constantly forgetting to text back because they never have service,

Nintendo is reportedly looking to increase its mobile game output

Nintendo is aiming to increase its output of mobile games and it's looking for mobile developers to help out, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.Nintendo already has a partnership with the mobile developer DeNA, formed in 2015, but according to The Wall Street Journal,

Lily raises $2M from NEA and others for a personal stylist service that considers feelings, not just

One of the reasons recently IPO’d Stitch Fix became so popular among female shoppers is because of how it pairs the convenience of home try-on for clothing and accessories with a personal styling service that adapts to your tastes over time. But often,

Buy Dunkirk on the Microsoft Store and get a free add-on for World of Tanks along your purchase

If you purchase Christopher Nolan’s new film Dunkirk from the Microsoft Store, you will also get a free add-on for World of Tanks on Xbox One. The special World of Tanks game add-on is the French Provisions Bundle, regularly priced at $9.99 USD, and the offer is available until December 31st, 2017.

Poll: Will a Windows Mixed Reality headset make it under your tree this holiday?

Microsoft is having a big sale today only on Windows Mixed Reality headsets, as part of their annual “12 Days of Deals.” We’ve had a chance to play around a bit with one of these devices, the Lenovo Explorer, and our own Arif Bacchus came away impressed. But it’s still early in the AR/VR game. […]

Deck out your Windows 10 PC for the holidays with the Ninja Cat Holiday Escape theme

You can now deck our your Windows 10 PC for the holidays, as Microsoft has released a special Ninja Cat Holiday Escape theme for Windows 10 on the Microsoft Store.

Pinball FX3 – Carnivals & Legends Pack is free on Xbox One and Windows 10 for a limited time

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Pinball FX franchise, developer Zen Studios is offering the free Carnival and Legends Pack for Pinball FX3 for a limited time.

December OneNote update live for all Windows 10 users

All Windows 10 users should now get pushed to version 17.8827.2012 of OneNote, complete with the digital ruler and improved search functionality.

12 Days of Deals Day 8: Save up to $200 off select Windows Mixed Reality headsets

For Day 8 of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals, the US Microsoft Store is offering today up to $200 discounts on Windows Mixed Reality headsets from Acer, HP, Lenovo and Samsung.

Microsoft Teams gets new calling feature in latest update

The latest version of Microsoft Teams makes it possible to use the team communication hub as a phone system for your organization.

Here's the new electric big rig that could bring the hammer to Tesla's Semi

Tesla's all-electric Semi truck has been the biggest story of the year for freight hauling, but the rig won't even go into production until 2019, assuming everything actually goes according to plan.In the meantime,

In their own words: Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill on Luke's journey in 'The Last Jedi'

"It's time for the Jedi to end," Luke Skywalker says in the Last Jedi trailer, his brittle voice dripping disdain for the knights who once protected the galaxy and saved so many lives, including his own. 

New Twitter ads ignore the site’s Nazi problem and admit another major issue

Even after 11 years of existence, Twitter is still trying to explain the basics of the product. New ads, released Wednesday, show two scenarios of two different men joining the social network and struggling to understand what to do next.

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