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Even a Republican study can't confirm anti-conservative bias on Facebook

Is Facebook biased against conservatives? An independent review led by former Sen. Jon Kyl set out to answer that question last year. Now, the results are in . The answer? Inconclusive. But the methodology behind the "audit" is highly dubious. On Tuesday, the long-awaited report was released, along with a Wall Street Journal op-ed by the former Arizona GOP senator. “Facebook has recognized the importance of our assessment and has taken some steps to address the concerns we uncovered,” Kyl wri...

Facebook's 'clear history' tool doesn't actually 'clear' anything

It's finally here. More than a year after Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Facebook's 2018 F8 conference and announced plans to create a "clear history" tool that would let users remove browsing data from Facebook, the company has something to show for it. After numerous delays, they're now starting to roll out the "clear history" feature. The catch? It doesn't actually "clear" any of your data at all. Instead, the new privacy feature will allow users to "disconnect" their "off-Facebook acti...

HBO's 'Succession' officially renewed for a third season

Great news, Succession fans: we're not even three hours into the second season and HBO is already hungry for more. The series about a dysfunctional family of mega-rich media people — think Rupert Murdoch and co., only fictional — will have more story to tell after the second season is over. There isn't a date yet, but the first two seasons fell in 2018 and 2019 — it's not a stretch to speculate that 2020 will bring Season 3. "We are elated that Succession and its exploration of wealth, power ...

Dad jokes thrive on the 'ideal' thermostat temperature, even if you don't

A federal program says the "ideal" temperature for a home is 78 degrees Fahrenheit, and dads guarding the nation's thermostats seem to agree. Energy Star, a federal program from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, suggests Americans set their thermostats to 78 degrees at the least to keep their air conditioning as energy efficient as possible. When residents aren't home, the report adds, the thermostat should clock in at 85 degrees. Energy Star also recommends co...

TCL 4K Roku TV on sale for $130 off at Amazon

TL;DR: Treat yourself to a TCL 43-inch HD Roku TV for only $199.99 from Amazon. It is normally $329.99, for a sweet savings of $130. You have finally accepted the fact that Game of Thrones is really over . Done. Finito. The time to move on has come. You can finally catch that new buzz-worthy HBO comedy The Righteous Gemstones , or even start (another) marathon viewing of all 23 Marvel flicks, because Avengers: Endgame . There is no better way to celebrate the Streaming Circle of Life than wit...

This flashlight is all you need for your camping trip

The Flashtorch's light is so powerful, it can start a fire. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Flashlight , Camping Gear , Tech , and Other

Cuisinart PerfecTemp electric kettle only $42 at Walmart

TL;DR: Buy a cordless Cuisinart PerfecTemp electric kettle for just $42.99 at Walmart. This is 57% off the original price, and currently cheaper than Amazon . New college students don't have a lot of space to work with. Dorms can get a little cramped, so how do you make space for only the most essential appliances? It's hard to say no to a coffee maker or even a rice cooker , but don't sleep on the usefulness of an electric kettle. And right now you can get our favorite electric kettle on sal...

IHG just launched Holiday Inn ads with a surprisingly real message

If you purchase something through MashStash, Mashable might earn some cash through an affiliate commission. When was the last time you actually laughed out loud with your best friend? Sure, a “LOL” over text counts for staying in touch, but nothing really compares to an IRL catchup. In a series of new ads for two of the largest hotel brands in the world, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express , IHG captures those “had to be there” moments with just the right amount of realness. These ads put gen...

Apple to sue Corellium over 'illegal replication' of iOS

“Corellium's true goal is profiting off its blatant infringement…Corellium encourages its users to sell any discovered information on the open market to the highest bidder." Read more here . Read more... More about Tech , Apple , Mashable Video , Copyright Infringement , and Corellium

Making calls with Siri or Google could get you scammed

Scammers can buy search ads with false phone numbers and pay to feature them in search results. This can lead to you accidentally calling their numbers and getting your personal info stolen. Read more here . Read more... More about Tech , Google , Mashable Video , Cybersecurity , and Siri

Dads created this collapsible child carrier

MINIMEIS is ergonomic, distributing a child's weight evenly while keeping them safely strapped in with a 9-point seat belt. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Dads , Child Carrier , Tech , and Innovations

Microsoft Surface laptops are on sale for under $700 at Amazon

TL;DR: Get a compact Microsoft Surface laptop (1st Gen, Intel Core i5) for less than $700 at Amazon. Choose the configuration that works best for you and get up to 52% off . The most important tool in a college student's arsenal is the trusty laptop. Only the best laptops provide the perfect mix of portability and power to make it easy to move from the lecture hall to the coffee shop. And they don't hurt when you need to just sit back in bed and binge Netflix in case class get canceled. One p...

Mr. Coffee's single-cup brewer is on sale for nearly 40% off at Walmart

TL;DR: This single-cup Mr. Coffee brewer that comes with its own travel mug is only $54.99 at Walmart. It's sold for $89.99 on the brand's website, so you'll save $35. Never is a coffee maker more important than in the wee hours before a mandatory 7:45 a.m. power lecture (*shudders*). Machines of the single-serve variety can come in real handy for those mornings when you barely have time to squeeze in a shower, let alone a mad dash to your dining hall or local café, because they require littl...

Smoky Anchorage has the worst air quality in the U.S.

Anchorage's smoky summer won't relent. As of Tuesday morning, the most populated city in Alaska had the worst air quality in the nation, according to the World Air Quality Index . A number of late-season wildfires have perpetuated Anchorage's hazy summer, which has been the city's smokiest summer on record . On Tuesday morning, smoke levels ranked as "unhealthy," with an air quality index of 175. Warming Alaska — the fastest-changing state in the U.S. — has been primed for wildfire this summe...

Here's a guide for downloading web pages, articles to read offline

Whether it's that "NYT" article or the latest blind item from "BlindGossip," you may find yourself wanting to do some reading in a place without WiFi. That's where these tips come in. Read more here . Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Firefox , Chrome , and Safari
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