Stephen Colbert just had to make fun of that Australian crocodile attack politician

Trust Stephen Colbert to get his hands on the weird things happening in Australia. This time, the focus is on Australian politician Bob Katter, who you might’ve seen around on the internet with his seriously bonkers change in mood, swiftly changing the subject from marriage equality to crocodile attacks. “I can’t wait for Katter to weigh in on gay adoptions,” Colbert joked. Yes, politics Down Under is often this mad, folks. Read more… More about…

"Stephen Colbert just had to make fun of that Australian crocodile attack politician"

Two thieves on a scooter get a nice dose of instant karma

London has a bit of a theft problem. Bag and phone snatchers riding by twos on mopeds and scooters have become more and more common in recent years, and people are starting to get pretty fed up. On Sunday a dashcammer captured a good Samaritan fighting back against a few thieves. In the clip, the car with the camera can be seen following two people on a scooter. They slowly approach a woman on a…

"Two thieves on a scooter get a nice dose of instant karma"

Grab a Galaxy S8 or a Note8 and get a free Gear 360 through Nov. 22

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Samsung fans had better get ready to get in gear, because this pre-Black Friday deal may just knock their socks off. When you pick up a Galaxy S8, a Note 8, or an S8+, you can get a Gear 360 with your purchase absolutely free. SEE ALSO: On Black Friday, these are the products to buy directly from…

"Grab a Galaxy S8 or a Note8 and get a free Gear 360 through Nov. 22"

Divergent 3D taps a Chinese-led investment syndicate for up to $107 million in new funding

 On a lonely stretch of road just off the highway in Torrance, Calif. employees at Divergent 3D are hard at work plotting a revolution in vehicle manufacturing. Inside the nondescript office building across the street from a branch of the Los Angeles Housing Authority and California Highway Patrol, chief executive Kevin Czinger and his staff are laying the groundwork for the creation of a… Read More

"Divergent 3D taps a Chinese-led investment syndicate for up to $107 million in new funding"

Lightform raises $5M to turn old projectors into augmented reality machines

 In Blade Runner 2049, one of the more interesting stylistic choices was how the film imagined futuristic augmented reality. While the Microsofts and Googles of our real dystopian world are currently approaching AR tech with headsets and smart glasses, Blade Runner 2049 relied entirely on external projection. This vision of the future may still seem a tad concerning, but it’s good news… Read More

"Lightform raises $5M to turn old projectors into augmented reality machines"

Play your records anywhere with this tiny wood block that's basically wizardry

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Much like high-top fades and short shorts, vinyl has defied the odds and made a comeback. From an audio perspective, it makes sense: there’s something about the way that vinyl sounds that just can’t be duplicated with digital music. But from a practical standpoint, vinyl is a pain in the butt. It’s not portable and requires a giant…

"Play your records anywhere with this tiny wood block that's basically wizardry"

Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup Vrvana for $30M

 As Apple reportedly ramps up work to ship an augmented reality headset in 2020, it has acquired a startup from Montreal, Canada that could help it get there. TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired Vrvana, maker of the Totem headset — which had rave reviews but never shipped. The deal was for around $30 million, two sources tell TechCrunch. We contacted Apple, and the… Read More

"Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup Vrvana for $30M"

You can now request to join someone’s Instagram live stream

 Instagram just rolled out a neat feature for its live product. Users can now request to join a live stream that they’re watching and if accepted, can start broadcasting live as the host’s guest. To request to join a live video a viewer can tap a request button in the comments section. Hosts see the request pop up in real time and can accept or deny, and also have access to a list… Read More

"You can now request to join someone’s Instagram live stream"

A mysterious plume of radioactive particles wafted across Europe, and no one has fessed up to causing it

In early October, radiation monitors around Europe began detecting a puzzling plume of radioactive particles over the continent. Nearly two months later, no one has claimed responsibility for the leak, but experts suspect it came from Russia. Specifically, the preponderance of evidence points to an area around the Ural Mountains near the Russia-Kazakhstan border as the source of the emissions.  The radioactive isotope detected at unusually high levels is Ruthenium-106. Ruthenium is a by-product of…

"A mysterious plume of radioactive particles wafted across Europe, and no one has fessed up to causing it"

This website will generate apologies for men accused of sexual harassment

 Are you a celebrity who’s sexually harassed a bunch of people and are now in need of an apology to subdue an angry mob? Look no further than the Celebrity Perv Apology Generator. The desktop app packages all the usual elements of several recent non-apologies that have come up when other fellow perverts’ dark pasts have come to light. In what might be described as a more honest… Read More

"This website will generate apologies for men accused of sexual harassment"