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MashTalk: GoPro launches new action cameras and a foldable drone

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GoPro kicked off the week with a huge event in Squaw Valley, Calif., to announces its new Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Black action cameras, and its Karma drone, and they all look suh-weet.

On this week’s MashTalk, Mashable Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff, Deputy Tech Editor Damon Beres and I chat about the new GoPro toys, the Yahoo accounts breach and the arrival of macOS Sierra.

On the day of recording, Yahoo confirmed 500 million user accounts were stolen. Sure, we all joked for a second about who still uses Yahoo accounts, but it’s no joking matter when the accounts are connected to so many different services.

The bottom line: If you have a Yahoo email account, either shut it down or protect yourself by changing your password or using two-step authentication. We’ve put together a best practices guide for protecting yourself from hackers.

Anyway, back to Squaw Valley. I was there to check out all the new GoPro gear. Some highlights for the new cameras: touchscreen and GPS for the Hero 5 Black and 4K video recording for the Hero 5 Session.

Both are completely waterproof without any kind of extra case, and both support voice controls. They will also work with GoPro Plus, the company’s new cloud subscription service, which lets users auto-upload their footage at home when the cameras are plugged in. The service also lets you access, edit and share footage. The Hero 5 Black costs $399 and the Hero 5 Session $299.

The Karma’s foldable design is pretty neat, too, even though it doesn’t support object avoidance or auto-follow. It fits in a backpack and comes with a handheld stabilizer grip. The drone costs $799 without any cameras, $999 with a Hero 5 Session and $1,099 with a Hero 5 Black.

We ended this week’s MashTalk with Apple’s new Mac operating system. MacOS Sierra (RIP OS X) was officially released earlier this week. Lance wrote our review, which you can read here. Lots of new features with Siri and the ability to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch earning top honors.

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Little kid brings a dead squirrel to school and hilarity ensues

You can always count on kids doing some seriously weird stuff.

Layde Hobson was excited to receive a positive phone call from her son’s principal earlier this week. Except the reason she was so happy is something that won’t make many parents very proud.

The principal told Hobson that her son Brylan “made her day” because he somehow managed to bring a dead squirrel to school.

Like any person who can laugh at how ridiculous kids can be, the principal found the situation pretty hilarious. But when she asked Brylan why he would do such a thing, his response was just amazing.

“When asked by the principal what possessed him to pick up this dead squirrel and store it in his backpack, my son replies with ‘I really wanted squirrel dumplings for dinner tonight,'” Hobson wrote on Facebook.

While we love dumplings, squirrel dumplings might sound a tad bit unappetizing. It actually is a dish though, so here’s a link to a recipe if you’d like to go to a part of the internet where you’ve never been before.

Hobson says she had to explain that they are in fact from the country, but aren’t “THAT country.”

Regardless of your opinion on eating squirrel, kids are little weirdos that bring us endless joy.

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