Texas family reunited with centuries-old 'Mayflower table' thanks to Facebook group

As far as tables go, the one that the Vaughan family lost in the Wimberley flood was rather unremarkable. It was brown, as tables often are, about 3 feet wide and shaped like an octagonBut the table had been in the family for many generations,

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Texas family reunited with centuries-old 'Mayflower table' thanks to Facebook group

As far as tables go, the one that the Vaughan family lost in the Wimberley flood was rather unremarkable. It was brown, as tables often are, about 3 feet wide and shaped like an octagonBut the table had been in the family for many generations,

Gizmodo Staffers Confess Their Family Secrets for Secret History Week

It’s been an amazing week of secret histories on Gizmodo, and we wanted to finish up by sharing our own secret histories. Apparently, the families of Gizmodo staffers are full of criminal acts and shenanigans and hanky panky. So it’s confession time ...Read more...

The Sync Smartband Is A Health And Location Tracking Device For Both Kids And Grown-Ups

Wearables for kids are coming. A company called ActvContent is today launching the Sync smartband, which was initially aimed at parents looking to keep track of their wandering children. Today, as the product goes live on Indiegogo,

This Is What Happens to Your Body After You Die

Most of us would rather not think about what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways, writes Moheb Costandi. Read more...

The Best Hacks From the Fan Site Ikea Doesn't Want You To See

Ikea biffed by going after IkeaHackers, the fan site that shares all kinds of new uses and smart mods for the Swedish superstore's affordable furniture—seriously, you can't buy this kind of devotion. Until founder Jules Yap sets up shop under a new name,

Tinder Around The World

Traveling around the world? Tinder can help you meet people. Obviously. But its easy intimacy can also help plug you into adventure. Here's how it worked for us, along with some of the people we met through it during our travels. Read more...

Never Sleep Again: Your Ten Best Stories of Absolute Terror

We asked and you delivered. With over 3,000 comments on this year’s Scary Story contest, this year’s submitters brought their best—sharing hair-raising, spine-tingling tales that were so scary that certain Jezebel writers were forced to sleep with their lights on.

The Most Ill-Advised Continuations of Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows

The X-Files, Heroes and Twin Peaks are all coming back to our screens soon, with at least some of the original castmembers returning. Sounds great—except that this sort of thing doesn’t always work out. Here are the most ignominious examples of classic TV shows that were reanimated...

East of Palo Alto’s Eden

What if Silicon Valley had emerged from a racially integrated community? Would the technology industry be different?  Would we? And what can the technology industry do now to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past?

12 Classic Toys That Are a Bargain All Year Round

If your plans today involve heading to the mall to battle deal-crazy shoppers just to save a few bucks on the latest toy or video game system you're already spending hundreds of dollars on, might we remind you there are best-selling toys that are already a pretty great bargain all year round?

Watch Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon recreate an iconic moment from 'Friends'

As we've been told time and time again, a Friends reunion is absolutely never happening. But that doesn't mean we can't revel in Central Perk alumni Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon (aka sisters Rachel and Jill Green) recreating an iconic moment from the show. 

Watch this very good boy get his own towel to dry off with at bath time

An adorable video showing a two-year-old service dog named Connor getting his own towel to dry off with after bath time has surfaced online — and we could not be more proud. "Hey Connor, can you go get me your towel and I'll dry you off?" Connor's owner, who uses a wheelchair, asks gently.

Critics gush over first look at the Disney+ Star Wars show, 'The Mandalorian'

Looks like Star Wars' first-ever live-action television series is going to be a slam dunk. Critics caught a glimpse of Disney+'s The Mandalorian — due in November — at a Disney-hosted press event on Saturday, and they shared their initial reactions with fans via social media. 

Uzo Aduba's 'Ms. Virginia' is an exercise in separating performance from politics

When taken at face value, Miss Virginia, which is based on the real activism of Virginia Walden Ford, is a great and inspiring movie. In it, Uzo Aduba (Orange Is The New Black) portrays Virginia, who is a single mother to fifteen year old James (Niles Fitch).

Kanye West talks God and faith in 'Jesus is King' concert doc trailer

"We're here to spread the gospel. I'm not here for your entertainment."In the first trailer for Jesus is King, a concert documentary accompanying the release of Kanye West's album of the same name, the rapper reflects on spirituality and his relationship to God. Directed by Nick Knight,

What is National Period Day?

We rarely talk in public about periods, but this is changing with Saturday's first-ever National Period Day. On this day, people in all 50 states are rallying to highlight an invisible problem — period poverty.

Phone cases made of artificial human skin are 100% pure nope

Do you want to feel closer to your smartphone? Then take a gander at this scalding hot bucket of nope: mobile device covers designed to look, feel, and react like human flesh.As first reported by Gizmodo,

A red cloud of space gas is giving astronomers a glimpse at star birth

A telescope in Chile recently captured a beautiful image of a star-forming region of the universe, where a red cloud of gas glows in a distant part of the sky. The image, and others like it, is providing astronomers with a peek into how stars are born and evolveThe nebula, called RCW 34,

FIFA: A soulless, stinking scourge finally gets its comeuppance

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during last summer's World Cup, an activist named Julia Mariano told me about being chased through city streets by police firing rubber bullets and tear gas canisters.

Internet shames World Cup with corrupted corporate logos from Visa, McDonald's and Coca-Cola

As the death toll grows among construction workers at the future site of the 2022 World Cup, protesters are channeling their creativity into the Internet's custom of shaming: corrupting the logos of FIFA's rich corporate sponsorsMore than 1,

How Do You Build a Möbius Strip Bridge?

We all know about Möbius strips—those 3D shapes surfaces that weirdly only have one side. But how is it possible to build real architectural structures out of a mathematical construct?Read more...

互联网金融的前世、今生和未来-系列二(前世):金融与技术的首次亲密接触之金融电子化 - Maxwell Zhou

金融是人类最古老的行业之一,早期的典当行和钱庄等都是现代金融业的前身。金融的本质在于加速货币的流通,将资金集中在有发展潜力的领域,从而促进实体经济的发展。

Boko Haram Militants Kill Hundreds in Nigeria Revenge Attack

The Nigerian militant group that is terrorizing the country’s north just pulled off one of its bloodiest attacks yet.Islamic militants aligned with Boko Haram slaughtered hundreds of civilians in northern Nigeria on Monday, witnesses and government officials say,

College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

jfruh writes: With a lot of debate over the value of a college education, here's a data point students can use: at one Texas college, students who took an elective COBOL class earned on average $10,000 more a year upon graduation than classmates who hadn't. COBOL,

限时:Microsoft 向多个平台的 OneDrive 用户送出额外 15GB 容量

说到提供免费云端容量方面,Microsoft 和 Google 都已各自向用户提供 15GB,不过 Microsoft OneDrive...

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YouTube统一PC端与移动端用户界面风格,采用Material Design设计语言

YouTube正在重新设计PC端的网页视频播放器,试图统一其与移动端的用户界面风格。新版播放器的设计遵循了Google目前的设计语言Material Design。

Report on self-driving car accidents is in violation of good sense

Writing a good news story is, to a certain extent, like driving in busy traffic. To do a good job of it you have to pay attention, follow the rules of the road and show some skill. It’s easy to mess up — we humans are fallible, after all — and when we do,

《巫师3:狂猎》Xbox One版将会把画面更新率锁定在每秒30帧

Xbox One版本的《巫师3:狂猎(The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)》即将放出修正档,把这 […]

必维CU-TR认证服务助国内企业打开俄白哈海关联盟成员国市场

上海2015年9月8日电 /美通社/ -- 近日,全球知名认证检验服务机构 -- 必维国际检验集团(Bureau Veritas,以下简称“必维”)助北京天海、中钢设备、泰兴宁兴等设备制造商获得海关联盟 CU-TR032/2013认证,至此,我国制造企业成功打开了海关联盟成员国 -- 俄罗斯、白俄罗斯及哈萨克斯坦市场,在中国与“一带一路”沿线国家开展通关便利化的合作中必维起到积极的促进作用。

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