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Ford has recalled 1.3 million pickup trucks

Ford has issued a recall of approximately 1.3 million of its vehicles.  The recall concerns pickup trucks, specifically the full-sized F-150 and the heavy-duty Super Duty vehicles.  SEE ALSO: A futurist and innovations expert explains what is and isn’t real about AI in movies Ford announced today that the recalled models lack a shield to protect their side doors’ latches from water. This is a problem because water can severely damage a door’s latch or actuation cable, the cable... 

Illinois University study says mass killings are random

In the study, researchers from the University of Illinois analysed data on mass killing events – or those in which four or more people were killed – between January 1, 2006 and October 4, 2006. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

You can now check non-Google accounts on the Gmail app

Does anyone out there still use an email other than Gmail?  Google announced today that it’s testing a new feature that will allow select users to check their emails on the Gmail iOS app. It’s compatible with email addresses from services such as Yahoo, Live, and Outlook (yes, that’s still a thing).  SEE ALSO: Google adds stronger security features for hacking targets Anyone who has a non-Google email can apply to join the beta program: You just need to have an iPhone, and... 

The LAPD is getting drones—and people are pissed

Forget 2049. Los Angeles’ Blade Runner-esque future of a world watched by robots is here.  On Tuesday, a civilian oversight panel gave the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) the OK to begin a year-long drone trial, primarily for reconnaissance in “tactical missions” conducted by SWAT. The decision came after a contentious meeting and protest by privacy advocates who oppose the use of drones by law enforcement. SEE ALSO: Only in Dubai—police now have hovercrafts As the third... 

Google Maps now lets you go to space

The search giant has been working with NASA to include data from the Cassini mission, along with data from other missions. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

This app scans your dick pics, but for, you know, good reasons

It’s hard out there for a sexter. Living life fast, easy, and one poorly lit pic at a time sure sounds like fun, but what happens when the hackers come a’ knocking? Your unmentionables end up on the deep web, that’s what.  Unless, if headline-grabbing ad copy is to be believed, you just so happen to be using the latest in salaciousness-enabling app technology. Dubbed Nude, the iOS app released last week as a public beta promises to lock down any and all sensitive photos you may... 

Trade in your bulky winter coat for this self-heating jacket

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Winter is coming, which means most people are breaking out their winter coats that are so bulky, they’re borderline ridiculous. A Kickstarter project (that’s closing soon) aims to de-bulk you this winter with the Greenhouse Jacket, a self-warming coat that uses heat technology to keep you toasty. SEE ALSO: You need this smart watch if you’re always the cold one in the office The... 

This RFID-blocking wallet has raised more than $100K on Kickstarter

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The P01 Pioneer Wallet & Pen on Kickstarter from Dango Products holds a lot more than just your money. It’s got just about anything you need in one nice little package. For notes and impromptu landscape sketches. Image: Charlie Carroll This sturdy leather wallet contains a 24-page notebook inside for all your note-taking needs. It even has a pen attached to it that you can use... 

NASA reveals gigantic killer cloud of icy cyanide on Titan

Cassini’s latest discovery has revealed a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn’s largest moon Giant cloud is at an altitude of about 100 to 130 miles. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Snapchat just released a $80 dancing hot dog costume

If you still don’t know what you’re going to be for Halloween, don’t worry. We’ve found just the thing. SEE ALSO: Here’s our picks for 5 best horror tropes of all time Snap Inc. has released a Dancing Hot Dog Costume  today through its online Amazon store. The costume sells for $80 and is even available for two-day shipping — making it a great option for anyone still scrambling to find a costume. Image: Amazon Finally, you can rest assured knowing that the awful... 
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