Three Connecticut elephants were just given lawyers, and the case sways on free will

A group of lawyers asked a Connecticut court on Monday to grant three traveling and working elephants "legal personhood," a status that would set these intelligent creatures free.The lawyers, of the Nonhuman Rights Project organization,

The Seine is overflowing, but these archival photos of 1910 Paris show this has happened before

The Seine is flooding in Paris, but it's not the first time.On Tuesday, the Seine's water level was sitting at 16 feet — the current flood emergency level is "orange," the highest warning below "red." But in 1910, Parisians had to hop aboard rowboats, make deliveries through windows,

We urgently need to talk about the grey areas of bad sexual encounters

"I'm sorry but I just don't buy it," a woman in her late twenties said to me. "I think that if a woman says "yes" at the outset then she can't claim any harm has occurred." Sitting at a table full of strangers at a dinner party, I realised our conversation had ventured into uncomfortable territory.

Serena Williams has no time for divisive Tennys

Everyone loves an underdog, but the fast-rising Tennys Sandgren is proving to be quite polarising.The once-unknown Tennessean is the first American male tennis player since 2010 to make the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.SEE ALSO:

Google Assistant can now match your voice to your individual Netflix profile

Netflix has long been available on Google Assistant, but now Google has added the ability to match individual voices with their own Netflix profiles.Until now, only one main paired Netflix account was accessible on Google Home devices,

DoorDash helps users combat food waste

With so much food going to waste, food delivery app DoorDash figured it had the tools to do something about it.Project DASH launched this month to give back to food banks and help restaurants with the 100,000 pounds of their extra food that's thrown away each year. SEE ALSO:

Dramatic photos of flooded Paris as the Seine overflows

In Paris, the Seine is flooding. After heavy rains, the river's water level hit around 16 feet on Tuesday, a city official told The Washington Post. It could reach 19.5 feet by the end of the week. On a normal day, it's about 6.5 feet.

Cyclist stops to give thirsty koala dubbed 'Slurpy' a drink of water

It's stinking hot in Australia right now. So much so that koalas are drinking water, which is something they don't ordinarily do. Cyclist Matt Sully was riding around the Adelaide Hills last Thursday when he came across a thirsty little guy who was looking for a drink.SEE ALSO:

Top competitive 'Scrabble' player faces three-year ban for double-dipping

Who among us hasn't cheated at Scrabble at some point? That's fine when you're just trying to put one over on your kid sister. It's less fine when you're an actual competitive Scrabble player and you're screwing over other top-tier competitors.SEE ALSO:

Homemade shot-for-shot remake of the 'Justice League' trailer proves you don't need a big budget for

You can't save the world alone, but some duct tape and cardboard might help! This homemade shot-for-shot remake of the Justice League trailer proves you don't need a big-budget for big thrills. Subscribe to CineFix for more movie-related content! Read more...More about Diy, Marvel, Batman,

This cute, flying robot could be your new bestie

Meet Fleye, an autonomous flying drone that is designed with users in mind. Its unique design provides a safe and easy drone flying experience, but if you're up for a challenge, you can program it to work on its own. Read more...More about Robots, Mashable Video, Drones, Robot, and Remote Control

The Outdoor Exchange Is Crowdfunding A Subscription-Based Lending Service For Outdoor Gear

Being an outdoor enthusiast can be expensive these days. With camping equipment, kayaks, binoculars, fishing gear, and of course, Dropcams to record your sweet bike stunts, the costs can really add up. And let’s face it, if you’re not spending every weekend in the great outdoors,

各具特色 多彩MP-02 MP-06移动电源评测

随着移动产品对生活的渗入,移动电源在移动生活中占据着越来越重要的地位,厂家之间的竞争也异常激烈。但不管竞争如何激烈,好的产品一定能得到用户的认可。

传苹果iWatch有“运动款”和“时尚款”两个版本

尽管传说中的iWatch尚未得到苹果的证实,但据外媒PocketNow报道,该智能手表将拥有两个版本。

我们需要什么样的手机处理器?

感谢小M牌方便面的投递其实手机上的频率大战,跑分大战,对于经历过 PC 时代的人们来说并不陌生。当年 Intel 和 AMD 的跑分大战比今天热闹的多。手机上个液冷算什么?当年 PC 可是干冰、液氮都玩过。

Mitch McConnell voted today, and all we got was this perfect photobomb

In a particularly well-executed photobomb, a man at a polling station in Louisville, Kentucky, gave a thumbs down as Senate Minority Leader and Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell cast his ballot in the race to keep his Senate seat.Even better:

投资者看好 Twitter 的即时时间轴产品对用户的吸引,股价大涨7%

华尔街希望 Twitter 吸引更多的用户,所以当 Twitter 公司在分析师电话会议上宣布将推出一种有效方式来获得和留住用户后,投资者推动该公司的股价上升了7.53%,达到42.57美元。

【问底】许鹏:使用Spark+Cassandra打造高性能数据分析平台(二)

Spark,强大的迭代计算框架,内存计算上无可匹敌。Cassandra,优异的列式存储NoSQL,在写入上难逢敌手。《问底》Spark+Cassandra高性能数据分析平台打造进入第二部分,本文主要探讨spark-cassandra-connector。

新版 Tinder“勾搭”上 Instagram

Tinder 今日发布了一项更新,该应用将直接集成 Instagram,让用户可以在 Tinder 上浏览潜在对象的 Instagram 主页。

為節省開銷, Sony Mobile 與 So-Net 預計明年一同搬離 Sony 東京總部

照片為 Sony 位於東區港區的總部閱讀全文

一加海外免费分发VR配件 一加2代发布会或以VR全景直播

一加官方已经确定将在7月28日举行新品发布会,而备受期待的一加2肯定会在此次发布会上正式登场。

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