Hackers just sent us practically all of HBO's social media passwords

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The leaks just keep coming.

The hackers responsible for the massive breach of HBO haven’t let up, and reached out to Mashable to share their latest exploits. And while the latest data dump doesn’t include any Game of Thrones spoilers, it definitely contains some information that the network wouldn’t want out in the open. 

Specifically, what appears to be the login credentials for almost every single HBO social media account. Passwords for everything from @HBO, @GameOfThrones, and @WestworldHBO to various Instagram and Giphy accounts were in a text document provided to us by the so-called “Mr. Smith group.” Read more…

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Facebook's AR glasses take center stage in newly published patent

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The world just got a sneak peek at a feature Facebook’s working on to make its highly anticipated AR glasses a reality.

According to a patent published Thursday, the device “may augment views of a physical, real-world environment with computer-generated elements” and may “be included in an eye-wear comprising a frame and a display assembly that presents media to a user’s eyes.”

The so-called waveguide display with two-dimensional scanner, which is being developed by Facebook’s virtual reality arm Oculus VR, could be used in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, or a combination of the three. Read more…

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Live your laziest life with this super convenient charging pad

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You come home from work. It’s been a long day—you’re tired, you’re hungry, and of course, your phone has died. The last thing you want to do is go crawling on the floor, looking for the gosh-darn cord to plug your phone in. 

Enter the Qi Wireless Charging Pad. This slick device just hangs out enticingly on your countertop. All you have to do is drop your phone upon it, en route to flopping yourself on the nearest sofa

The charging pad works with recent-model Galaxy, Nokia, HTC, Motorola, Google, and LG phones. But best of all, recent leaks have all but confirmed that upcoming iPhone models will finally work with Qi wireless chargers as well.  Read more…

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Upgrade your commute with this electric skateboard from the future

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If you live anywhere near a city, you’ve likely seen a skateboarder flying past uphill at breakneck speed. No, this is not magic—these skaters are riding an electric longboard. And one of the most celebrated electric longboards on the street is this Yuneec EGo 2 Electric Longboard.

Featuring a 12mm, eight-layered composite wood deck to make it flexible and durable, speed modes to accommodate any rider, and a 400-watt motor, the EGo 2 will take you practically anywhere you need to go. And with a maximum riding range of 18 miles and a maximum speed of 12 MPH, you can get a day’s worth of travel in without needing to recharge. Read more…

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The Essential Phone's gorgeous screen embarrasses all other phones

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I’ve only spent a few hours with the Essential Phone and I can already unequivocally declare the screen awesome.

I’m not going to repeat all of ways the phone’s amazing or falls short (you can read my colleague Karissa Bell’s review of the phone for that). Instead, I want to draw attention to the display because it’s unlike anything I’ve seen on a phone and I already love it.

Since the original Samsung Galaxy Note pioneered the phablet in 2011, phone screens and consequently their bodies have grown. 

We all wanted bigger screens to read, watch videos, and play games, and so we dealt with the big-ass un-pocketable slabs of glass that phone makers released. Read more…

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Yes, Microsoft Office still matters — and here are all the skills you need

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You’ve probably had Microsoft Office on just about every computer you’ve ever owned. And so, you might think you know all there is to know. Except that’s where you might be wrong.

Advanced Office proficiency is still a real and in-demand skill—and there’s a lot more to know than just how to knock up a quick PowerPoint. 

One of the best ways to take your skills up a notch is with online courses like the Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle. Read more…

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