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Periscope users can now save their live streamed broadcasts forever

The feature is now available to all users as part of a public beta test, Beykpour said, with Periscope soliciting feedback from its users on how it works. The CEO said that Periscope had been "actively building support for controlling how your broadcasts stay" on the platform, including keeping broadcasts for longer than the previous 24-hour window, but also to service "some people who want their broadcasts to be deleted more quickly." The introduction of the new #save feature comes amid a  host of  recent changes to Periscope , and as Beykpour also bade farwell to Katch, a third-party app designed to solve the problem of disappearing Periscopes by saving them and posting them elsewhere that folded last month.

Google's neural network is binge reading romance novels

Dai said the team chose erotic romance novels to teach the app how to speak, because they're all typically the same story. They contain similar sentences written in different ways, which can help the network build its vocabulary and better understand how the language works. Besides the Google app, the team can also use the neural network to write conversational responses for Inbox's Smart Reply feature .

Samsung's $6,000 smart refrigerator: a fridge too far?

Let's get one thing clear: Samsung didn't just slap a tablet onto the front of this fridge. That's too generous a way of putting it. Tablets are personal and customizable, and they fill a wide variety of roles for a wide variety of users. The Family Hub fridge's touchscreen is just an interface, and one that's designed for the specific purpose of allowing you to interact with the refrigerator's smart features, the same way that an ATM's touchscreen is an interface designed to help you withdraw money from your bank account.

Apple Loses an iPhone Trademark Battle in China

Are you the proud owner of an IPHONE brand pocketbook? Fear not – a Beijing court has ruled that your bag is safely within the bounds of Chinese copyright law.

Russian Hackers Have 270 Million Email Logins, Including Gmail and Yahoo Accounts

Hold Security has apparently alerted all of the affected email providers. It may be that the stash is out of date and doesn’t present too much of a security threat—though, of course, it could be a new pool of data, in which case the accounts included in the tranche could be at risk. It may be a good time to refresh your password either way,

Cops make Facebook plea for customers to stop calling alleged drug dealer's phone

Technically Incorrect: Police in Ohio are frustrated that locals keep calling the phone of an alleged drug dealer they've arrested to ask for drugs. They say it's interfering with their investigation.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review

To this day, the Hollywood-level acting and writing found in developer Naughty Dog's adventure series has yet to be topped, and our affection for this trio has only grown stronger with each installment. This, along with a greater sense of maturity, a bigger scope, and the most glorious visuals seen in a console game to date, makes Uncharted 4: A Thief's End the strongest entry in the series yet.

The Best Antivirus Utilities for 2016

Spring is in full swing. Every new day brings new blooms, new allergies, and new malware attacks. If you're an allergy sufferer, you know what to do—pick up an antihistamine at the drugstore. Maybe you're one of the lucky non-sneezers, but nobody is immune to malware attacks. You definitely need to protect your PCs with an antivirus program. We've carefully analyzed dozens of them and winnowed them down to the 10 best so you can decide which is the best cure for you.

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San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big earthquake, expert says

Even though the San Andreas fault does not go directly into Los Angeles — it is 30 miles away from downtown — the city is expected to be heavily shaken by a large earthquake on that fault. For instance, simulations of a possible magnitude-7.8 San Andreas fault that begins at the Salton Sea and spreads west toward the San Gabriel mountains show seismic shaking waves "bent into the Los Angeles area," Jordan said. One video  shows strong ground shaking stretching from northern San Diego County to Barstow. 

Romanian hacker Guccifer: I breached Clinton server, 'it was easy' | Fox News

Former State Department IT staffer Bryan Pagliano, who installed and maintained the server, has been granted immunity by the Department of Justice and is cooperating with the FBI in its ongoing criminal investigation into Clinton’s use of the private server. An intelligence source told Fox News last month that Lazar also could help the FBI make the case that Clinton’s email server may have been compromised by a third party.

Vitamin found to delay aging process in organs

An international study, published in the journal Science has led to a promising breakthrough in the field of anti-aging medicine. A vitamin called nicotinamide riboside (NR) -- already known to boost metabolism -- has been found to restore the body's ability to regenerate and repair itself.

YouTube is reportedly building a streaming cable service called Unplugged

YouTube is entering the online TV landscape.  Bloomberg News reports that the company is working on a subscription-based streaming service called "Unplugged" that would let customers stream a bundle of cable channels. YouTube has been working on such a product since 2012, according to the report, but has ramped up efforts recently as other companies including Dish, Sony,  and now Hulu have launched or plan to deliver premium internet TV offerings. The current goal is to launch Unplugged in 2017, and YouTube has already made behind-the-scenes infrastructure changes to meet that target.

Custom Carmaker Creates Real-Life, Badass Batmobile (Video)

Even if you're not a comic nerd or a gear head (I'm both, sadly, proudly ...), you have to see this to believe it. Check out this video from Caresto:

Card-carrying Republicans are purging themselves with fire

Many are also ceremoniously burning their voter registration cards, which is a great way to achieve your first viral tweet and to blaze your fingerprints off. The power of the statement itself is up for debate. On the one hand, "card-carrying" believers of any stripe setting flame to the physical card that represents a cherished philosophy, are surely trying to say something big. On the other, as  The Verge science reporter and general sense-haver Loren Grush points out, burning a physical copy of your voter registration is about as tangibly effective as Michael Scott running around an office yelling  "I DECLARE BANKRUPTCY."

The studio behind Titanfall is making a new Star Wars game

The Force is strong with Respawn. Today EA announced that it is working with Respawn Entertainment on a new game set in the Star Wars universe. No details about the game were revealed, aside from the fact that it will be a "third-person action adventure game." Respawn is a relatively new studio made up of some of the key minds from Infinity Ward, including founders Jason West and Vince Zampella, best known for working on  Call of Duty . Respawn's first game was the multiplayer mech shooter Ttianfall , and  the studio recently teased a sequel.

It's official: 'The Force Awakens' almost started with Luke's severed hand

Then "the movie proceeds as you see it" — presumably meaning we'd cut from the alien hand to a Star Destroyer above Jakku as Stormtroopers depart in shuttles, then Max Von Sydow handing the all-important map with Luke's whereabouts to Oscar Isaac.

Exclusive: Big data breaches found at major email services - expert

After eliminating duplicates, Holden said, the cache contained nearly 57 million accounts - a big chunk of the 64 million monthly active email users said it had at the end of last year. It also included tens of millions of credentials for the world's three big email providers, Gmail, Microsoft and Yahoo, plus hundreds of thousands of accounts at German and Chinese email providers.

Watch J.J. Abrams and Lin-Manuel Miranda perform the new Star Wars cantina song

One of the cute bits of trivia about Star Wars: The Force Awakens was that the cantina song featured in the film was  written by J.J. Abrams and Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda — but you haven't really experienced their collaboration until you've watched them perform it live on the streets of New York. Today Abrams joined Miranda as part of #Ham4Ham, the tradition during which Miranda and his cast give short street performances to crowds that are unable to get into Wednesday and Saturday performances of Hamilton .

Two Tesla senior production managers are leaving after a slow Model X debut

Some of the first Model X's sold to customers saw  quality control issues , including problems with interior trim pieces, paint, and panel gaps in the bodywork. The complicated falcon-wing rear doors also saw significant teething pains. These are similar problems to those Tesla saw in the early years of the Model S availability, though the company seems to be assembling its sedans much more effectively these days. Tesla says its Model X assembly is running according to plan and the remaining production issues have been resolved.

Apple Music will reportedly add lyrics and switch to black-and-white design

Two things unlikely to see much change are Beats 1 and the much-maligned Connect social feature of Apple Music. The lack of changes or improvements to Connect is a little surprising — hopefully this thing isn't turning into Ping 2.0. We'll hear the full story on these changes at WWDC in June as part of iOS 10, and you'll likely be able to test them right away as part of the public beta program. The Apple Music updates will also be reflected on iTunes for OS X, which will get its own "revamp" by sometime in 2017, according to 9to5Mac .

24 Australian claims he is the founder of Bitcoin

Australian claims he is the founder of Bitcoin His identity has been shrouded in uncertainty until now. Check out this story on

Teen ruins her spray tan prom prep with a few tears

Unfortunately, after happily leaving the tanning salon with a healthy glow, Davis and her boyfriend got into a disagreement. This led to a few tears.

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China: Go Ahead and Slap the iPhone Name on Your Case, Bag

According to Forbes , Apple could not prove that "IPHONE" was a well-known name in China in 2007, when Xintong Tiandi trademarked the name in the region for a product lineup that includes  leather phone cases, passport covers, and handbags.

Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

I had just explained to Amber that 122 GB of music files were missing from my laptop. I’d already visited the online forum, I said, and they were no help. Although several people had described problems similar to mine, they were all dismissed by condescending “gurus” who simply said that we had mislocated our files (I had the free drive space to prove that wasn’t the case) or that we must have accidentally deleted the files ourselves (we hadn’t). Amber explained that I should blow off these dismissive “solutions” offered online because Apple employees don’t officially use the forums—evidently, that honor is reserved for lost, frustrated people like me, and (at least in this case) know-it-alls who would rather believe we were incompetent, or lying, than face the ugly truth that Apple has vastly overstepped its boundaries.

10 Inspiring TED Talks That'll Boost Your Self-Confidence

In times like these, we all have our own coping mechanisms. But if what you need is some words of wisdom and a little motivation, check out the 10 TED talks below. We've curated some of the best TED talks for when you're feeling down and out, stuck, unmotivated, or generally in need of a confidence boost. Check 'em out, and bookmark them for when you need a little encouragement. They could be just what you needed.

Nextbit Robin Gets Limited-Time $100 Price Cut

The move is designed to commemorate the Robin's launch on Amazon. Previously, the device, which is easily among the more innovative gadgets in the smartphone industry, was only available on the Nextbit website .

Periscope CEO stays cool on Facebook threat as service tweaks features

Periscope CEO stays cool on Facebook threat as service tweaks features The co-founder of Periscope, Beykpour helped popularize the idea of broadcasting from your smart phone. The service, now owned by Twitter, has grown fast. But it's facing a tough adversary: Facebook's own live streaming service. Check out this story on

Mark Zuckerberg’s Mop Dog Is All We Want In Our News Feed

While past iterations of the Facebook profile have featured a customizable photo that sat near the upper left of the page, users can now top their profile with a large "Cover" photo that stretches across the user's Timeline. This will be in addition to the Profile Picture, which will act as an avatar of sorts for News Feed updates and posting on others' walls.

iPhone owners plagued by another iCloud phishing scam

iPhone owners in the U.K. have complained about being targeted with a phishing scam trying to trick them into revealing personal information by claiming that there is a problem with their iCloud account.

The Best #ManlyBookClubNames For Your Manly Book Club

Men-only books clubs are a hot new trend, the New York Times reports , citing such groups as "The Man Book Club" and "International Ultra Manly Book Club." You can come up with better names than that!

Doctor on Demand names former PayPal executive Hill Ferguson as new CEO

Telemedicine provider Doctor on Demand has made shuffle in its leadership, replacing its founding chief executive Adam Jackson with former PayPal executive Hill Ferguson. The company claims this transition was needed to bring in a “leader with a different set of skills to execute an increasingly dual-pronged strategy of nurturing its direct-to-consumer business while rapidly expanding its number of enterprise customers.”


Sure, it makes the phone thicker all-around, but it’s not that bad for a “rugged” case. The S7 Edge is compact for a 5.5″ phone, so to me, it could be worse. I am also slightly bothered that the phone no longer smoothly slips in and out of my pocket, but this kind of thing is very minor when you think about what you’re gaining.


We've seen the future, and we've seen the past. What about the right now? We're living in a fantastic period for phone fans: fast mobile broadband isn't a pipe dream, we have handsets that are more powerful than the PCs of just a few years ago, and we have a dizzying range of choice when it comes to phones, networks and tariffs.

Uber picks up former lawmakers for a smoother ride with governments

The company has formed a public policy advisory board including a former US Secretary of Transportation and the EU's former digital czar. Renumerated with equity in the company, they will meet twice a year and will throw their weight behind the sometimes controversial app, which has clashed with many regulators as it launches in new territories across the globe .

Fitbit continues to dominate Apple in wearables

"Fitbit established itself as an early market leader, capturing 61.7 percent of the US installed base by communicating a clear and simple value proposition to consumers," Kantar wearable tech analyst Shannon Conway said in a statement. "Apple accounts for 6.8 percent of the total number of fitness band and smartwatch owners in the US."

Who Invented Homework?

When you spend hours trying to solve that irritating math problem, you probably want to meet the person who invented homework and have revenge upon that maniac. Doing homework awakens only negative emotions in every student in the world and they all wish there was a law stating that’s this activity is a pointless waste of time. But homework is a vital part of an educational process and we can’t ignore it. Or can we? And who invented homework? Who came up with the idea of making students suffer not only at school but at home as well? Let’s find out.

Vine releases its first ever desktop app for Windows 10

Granted, you could always browse the Web app , but now you can make your own videos from your PC as well. Though Vine will likely always be a mobile-first platform, desktop compatibility means makers can more easily use professional video equipment and software for editing their videos; expect vines with more fancy production values to start showing up.

Listen to How the Billboard Chart Changed Week-by-Week Since 1956

This visualization by Polygraph shows how the Billboard top 5 varied with time from all the way back in 1956 to the present day. Along the way it plays the song that was number 1 at the time, providing some audio feedback about exactly how long Bryan Adam’s Everything I Do I Do It For You endured. (A very, very long time.)

British newspaper 'New Day' shuts after 9 weeks

The paper launched late February and was envisioned as a politically neutral paper aimed at "time-poor" readers. It initially sold for 25p (36 cents) a copy for the first two weeks, with the price going up to 50p.

Crow 'takes' chihuahua puppy from an Australian backyard

Fudge was playing in the background for a few moments when Sinden claimed a black crow swooped and picked up the puppy, flying away with it. The puppy would've been small enough to fit in a person's hand.

Nearly 80 percent of Reddit threads with more than a thousand comments mention Hitler

This has been a common enough axiom on the web for a while, but now, we have some concrete figures to support the theory. Pseudonymous statistician Curious Gnu has  compiled a database of Reddit threads covering some 4.6 million comments, and scanned them for mentions of the words "Hitler" or "Nazi." After removing history subreddits from the data, Gnu found that once a thread hit 101 comments there's roughly a 15 percent chance of a Hitler mention. But go over 1,000 comments and this probability skyrockets — to above 70 percent. Looking at all the data, Gnu concludes: "78% of Reddit Threads With 1,000+ Comments Mention Nazis."

This handy hack could solve one of virtual reality's biggest problems

The process involves several components that might be difficult to set up at home by yourself, including a another person to move those two expendable blocks out of the way, but perhaps it could be refined into a solution that's shipped with hardware down the line.

Where did Planet Nine come from?

The first and most likely way Planet Nine got where it did is a passing star that affected Planet Nine's orbit, pulling it out of a closer position to the sun, and at the same time making its orbit more elliptical. However, this scenario has only a 10 percent chance of occurring. A passing star is far more likely to pull the planet out of its orbit completely and chuck it into space.

Periscope #saves your broadcasts beyond 24 hours

That full-featured solution will also come with a better way to manage your videos. For now, the company wants you to test it out -- you don't even have to update the app -- and let them know what you think. Besides #save, Beykpour also announced that Periscope now prioritizes people you know when they enter the room while you're broadcasting. That way, you can chat with them even if there are a ton of other viewers in the room. Even if you're just a viewer, you'll still get notified if someone in your friends list starts watching the same broadcast.

KFC has created an edible nail polish that tastes like fried chicken

“The recipe for our edible nail polish is unique and was specifically designed to hold the flavour, but to also dry with a glossy coat similar to normal nail polish,” he said.

Free Code Camp survey reveals demographics of self-taught coders

If you’ve ever wondered who exactly is signing up for all these free learn-at-home coding classes and tutorial websites, Free Code Camp (which is one of them) has kindly surveyed 15,624 users with regard to various basic demographics and some more code-centric items.

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55 Watch Google's autonomous car mow down pedestrians in GTA V
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58 Twitter's livestreaming app Periscope is testing a way for people to make their broadcasts permanent
59 A robot surgeon has passed a major milestone — sewing up pig guts
60 A history of the computer - in pictures
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69 This lucky tortoise lives in his own mini Jurassic Park
70 iPhone enjoys massive growth in India in 2016
71 Report: Apple Music to be completely overhauled at WWDC
72 London buses can use your location to deliver travel updates wrapped in ads
73 This 1994 'Pulp Fiction' document reveals why censors decided not to cut it
74 The IoT and the 20 ninjas in your refrigerator
75 Strangers save 4-year-old's birthday party after everyone invited cancels
76 Demi Lovato and Nicki Minaj are feuding over a questionable Instagram tag
77 This is why your laptop battery dies fast
78 Beyoncé speaks out on North Carolina's anti-LGBT law
79 The New Manager's Guide to Effective Leadership
80 Would you bank with Facebook or Google?
81 Fitbit shares tank after reporting a weak outlook amid rising competition
82 Music for everyone.
83 Facebook Messenger is decorating your chats with flowers for Mother's Day
84 Affirm hires former eBay executive as first CMO
85 Special microchip can prevent kidney damage from medication
86 Mother's Day Gift Guide: Spoil the Mom in Your Life With These 13 Awesome Gifts
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