Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect rough cut game trailer
The first look Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect, this rough cut trailer was originally shared by Kurt Sutter. SOA: The Prospect is an all-new video game coming ...
John Lennon's 'Imagine' inspires thousands to break into song at Paris unity rally
Redditor ilHGG posted an uplifting video Monday of attendees at the Paris unity march singing, cheering and clapping to John Lennon's song "Imagine."
Video shows police officer crying on his car after shooting unarmed man
Billings Police Department officer Grant Morrison was overcome with emotion after the deadly shooting of an unarmed Montana man in April.
When Google squares off with Microsoft on bug disclosure, only users lose
On the other hand, Microsoft too is being inflexible. In this case, Microsoft has the patch, fully developed and tested, ready to go. The company has elected not to publish it, however, just so that it can stick to its Patch Tuesday schedule. The Patch Tuesday policy is popular among IT departments, as it makes their maintenance and reboot schedules much more predictable, but it too has a degree of arbitrariness. Redmond does occasionally release security updates off-schedule (generally when there's widespread in-the-wild exploitation of a flaw), and there's no good reason why it could not have done so this time around. It's simply policy not to.
10 Things to Watch This Week (1/12/15 - 1/18/15) - IGN
This week's TV highlights include the final season premiere of Parks and Rec, the Season 10 premiere of Always Sunny, 12 Monkeys, Helix, and more.
White House Calls for Better Data Protections for Students, Consumers
The announcement is part of an effort by the White House to preview policy initiatives that will be in President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 20. Tomorrow, he’s going to talk about cyber security legislation with members of Congress, and on Wednesday, he’s heading to Iowa to unveil new proposals to increase high-speed broadband access across the U.S.
The FAA Will Permit Drones for Journalism, Starting With CNN
This kind of team-up is crucial to drone innovation continuing in the United States. Big companies with the $$$ to invest can work with the FAA on drone use in their respective fields, hopefully(!) to the benefit of the rest of the emerging industry. Because one of the big fears of being too slow to these new rules is that giants like Amazon and Google will simply just look outside U.S. borders, where drone rules are more lax or better developed, which is pretty much everywhere else. In December, Amazon openly said they were pursuing non-U.S. testing facilities because of the FAA's cautious stance. These companies aren't likely to wait until 2017 and simply ignore the potential of drones until then. [ CNN / Politico ]
Rock Band DLC silence broken by Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters
It's been nearly two years since hit rhythm game series Rock Band last saw new downloadable music, but now it appears that developer Harmonix is tuning up for an encore.
Come January 13, both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Rock Band games will have access to three new songs: "R U Mine?" from the Arctic Monkeys, "Shepherd of Fire" from Avenged Sevenfold and the Foo Fighters' "Something From Nothing." Regardless of platform, each of these tracks will feature a $2 price tag.
Whether this is an unexpected one-off DLC offer or if it might signal a return to regular Rock Band music releases is currently unknown. Harmonix makes no mention of its future DLC plans, and so far our attempts to reach the studio for more information have gone unanswered.
[Image: Warner Bros.]
Rock Band 3 (Review)
Elsevier Acquires Newsflo To Add Media Monitoring To Its Academic Research Tool Mendeley
Launched in 2012, Newsflo’s academic-specific media monitoring service tracks over 55,000 English-speaking media sources, based on feeds from 20 or so countries, and plans to add more sources and languages post-acquisition. Its pitch to the academic institutions who subscribe to the service is that it enables them to provide additional evidence of the ‘societal impact’ of their research, something that can also be touted when competing for funding and attracting students.
Facebook rivals growing in the US, but not at social network's expense
Pew also noted that Facebook use grew sharply among internet users older than 65, with 45% of them using the social network in 2013, but 56% in 2014. The only age group to see Facebook penetration fall was 30-49 year-olds, from 79% in 2013 to 73% in 2014.
US to beef up privacy and data laws
Mr Obama's proposals come after a year in which many large US retailers, including Target, Home Depot, Staples and Sears, were hit by cyber-thieves keen to scoop up payment-card data.
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The new GT is the sickest car Ford has ever made
The successor to Ford's famed line of GT models — most recently produced in the mid-aughts — the latest GT uses a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 making over 600 horsepower. Designed to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the car will go into production late next year for sale in "select global markets" — and needless to say, it won't be cheap.
U.S. Central Command accounts hacked by ISIS supporters
Earlier today, U.S. Central Command's Twitter and YouTube sites were compromised for approximately 30 minutes. These sites reside on commercial, non-Defense Department servers and both sites have been temporarily taken offline while we look into the incident further. CENTCOM's operational military networks were not compromised and there was no operational impact to U.S. Central Command. CENTCOM will restore service to its Twitter and YouTube accounts as quickly as possible. We are viewing this purely as a case of cybervandalism.
Exclusive: Facebook, Xiaomi discussed possible investment in the Chinese smartphone maker - sources
HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Mark Zuckerberg and Xiaomi Inc CEO Lei Jun discussed a potential investment by Facebook in China's top smartphone maker ahead of its $1.1 billion fundraising last month, but a deal never materialized, several people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
For The Future Of IT, Look Around Your Home (Or Better Yet, Your Kid's Room)
But over the past 10 years, an explosion in the personal use of technology has allowed IT professionals to extrapolate from their own lives to bring innovation to the workplace. As a new generation of digital natives takes over, this trend is bound to accelerate.
Oregon vs. Ohio State: Who will make history on Monday night?
The standard broadcast will air on regular ol' ESPN. Over on ESPN2, you can watch the game with live commentary from Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, newly-hired Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi — who, as defensive coordinator for Michigan State this past season, played both Ohio State and Oregon — and newly-hired Nebraska coach Mike Riley, who spent the past 12 years coaching Oregon State, the Ducks' chief rival.
Flexible implant shows promise for paralysed humans - CNET
"Our e-Dura implant can remain for a long period of time on the spinal cord or the cortex, precisely because it has the same mechanical properties as the dura mater itself," said study co-author and EPFL Bertarelli Chair in Neuroprosthetic Technology Stéphanie Lacour. "This opens up new therapeutic possibilities for patients suffering from neurological trauma or disorders, particularly individuals who have become paralysed following spinal cord injury."
Google launches Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS
Google today launched its Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS, some nine months after releasing the tool on its own mobile platform. Like its Android counterpart, the iOS version lets you remotely control your computer using your smartphone or tablet. You can download the new app from Apple’s App Store , though it’s trickling out slowly so you may have to wait before it arrives in your region.
Call of Duty Online public beta launches in China
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ACTIVISION AND TENCENT LAUNCH CALL OF DUTY ONLINE IN CHINA
Release of New Free-to-Play Call of Duty Game Brings the World's Largest Interactive Entertainment Franchise to the World's Largest Gaming Market
Call of Duty Online is Live in China
Santa Monica, CA and SHANGHAI - January 12, 2015 - Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading Internet services provider in China (SEHK: 00700), announced the launch of the public open beta for Call of Duty Online to hundreds of millions of Chinese gamers. Currently live across China, Call of Duty Online is a new free-to-play version of the blockbuster Call of Duty video game franchise that marks a historic first for the series, as the pop culture phenomenon expands to the world's largest gaming market.
The development of Call of Duty Online has been led by veteran Call of Duty® studio Raven Software. Inspired by the blockbuster, critically-acclaimed hits Call of Duty: Modern Warfare® and Call of Duty: Black Ops universes, Call of Duty Online draws from these iconic experiences that have captivated millions of gamers around the world in an all-new Call of Duty experience, created exclusively for China.
This is the Chevrolet Bolt, GM's electric car of the future
The car, a high-roofed hatch, promises "more than" 200 miles on a charge at a price around $30,000 — not far from the market Tesla is looking to go after with its upcoming Model 3. It supports DC fast charging, though GM doesn't say exactly how long it would take to fill it from empty.
Supreme Court seek Obama administration views on Google-Oracle dispute
The justices also asked the Obama administration to weigh in on a second case involving Google over whether it will have to defend claims that its Street View mapping software violates patents held by Vederi LLC after the Supreme Court declined to take up the company’s appeal.
Microsoft hits out at Google team
"We asked Google to work with us to protect customers by withholding details until Tuesday, January 13, when we will be releasing a fix," Microsoft's senior director of research Chris Betz said in a blog post .
10 technologies that will make the Internet of Things a reality - Telegraph
Energy management was one of the original focuses of Internet of Things
development, with smart thermostats like Google Nest (above), Hive, Tado and
Honeywell offering systems that allow home owners to adjust their
temperature and hot water settings from a smartphone. Some of these systems
also learn the user's habits and gradually adjust their settings to fit the
Disney's Beachbot is an artistic robot turtle that can draw in the sand
The robotic turtle above can't wield katanas, eat pizza or shout cowabunga, but it can still do something awesome: draw big sand sketches on the beach. It's named "Beachbot" and was developed by a team from ETH Zurich and the Zurich division of Disney Research, a network of labs responsible for some really fun projects in the past year . Beachbot draws on the sand by controlling the pressure it puts on a rake attached to its body: that's the easy part anyway. The real challenge was figuring out how to translate pictures into data the robot can understand, so the team developed algorithms that can turn images into trajectories Beachbot can follow. It's not perfect yet, as they still have to manually tweak the results when working on a particularly big artwork, but they're hoping to make it 100 percent automated in the future.
Shazam Now Uses Beacons to Give Location-Based Content
The move is on par with what Shazam CEO Rich Riley told us last week in the company’s effort to link Shazam closer to users in real life. Instead of being just a search-based app to figure out who sings what song, it wants to deliver content in a personalized manner.
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Can You Name These 20 Online Things From 2014?
Here’s something to distract you from the terrible combination of the Monday blues and January gloom – the internet meme equivalent of Where’s Wally?
Buick's future flagship has us hoping for a Riviera revival - CNET
"Avenir" means "future" in French, indicating that the concept previews a future flagship for the premium brand. The broad strokes of the long, high hood and tapering tail are meant to be direct homages to the proportions of classic (read: pre-80s) Buick designs and models such as the Riviera. However, the details are purely modern, drawing from the automaker's current design language. The sedan features full LED lighting and loads of chrome brightwork (including 21-inch wheels). Look closely at the grille and you'll see that the concept also marks the return of the red, white and blue colors to the Buick tri-shield badge.
New Google App Lets You Control Your Computer From Your iPhone or iPad
This isn't the first app to grant remote access powers to mobile devices, or even to iPhones, but it is nice to have a Google version of the product. There are so many Google users who would never otherwise take advantage of remote desktop without this dead simple way to do it that only uses your Google account. [ iTunes via 9to5Mac ]
IS 'hacks US Centcom Twitter feed'
This is an irritating hack rather than a matter of major security concern, but it will inevitably lead to a review to see if there are any more fundamental vulnerabilities in the US military's public facing web and Twitter accounts.
Zomato Acquires Urbanspoon, Enters US and Australia Markets
Zomato serves several regions, including India (where it is headquartered), the UK, Brazil and others. With the acquisition of Urbanspoon, however, the company is making its entry into the US and Australia markets.
Citrix Scoops Up Virtual Storage Vendor Sanbolic
Citrix had all of the virtualization pieces including application, network and process virtualization before this purchase. The only piece they were missing was virtual storage, which they provided mostly through partnerships with storage vendors like NetApps and EMC. This acquisition gives Citrix a complete portfolio, and according to Kusnetzky, this makes them one of a handful of companies offering a soup-to-nuts virtualization portfolio.
The AI Bot That Scans Your Email and Automatically Schedules Meetings | WIRED
The X.ai system is still in closed beta, but it’s currently testing the virtual assistant internally with a few users. You don’t have to download an app or visit a website to use Amy (or Andrew, her male counterpart, if you prefer); she simply has her own email address. When someone emails you with a request for an appointment, you cc Amy and she takes it from there, handling the back and forth in a separate email chain. Since she can peek into your schedule, she can make nuanced suggestions, like meeting at your own workplace if you have a number of other appointments lined up in the same location that day. She can even handle typos.
I Hired a Flossing Coach, and It Might Actually Be Worth It | WIRED
Knowing those odds and my own history of pledges not kept, I was determined this year not to become just another data point on the failure curve. For years, dental hygienists have patiently listened to my evasions when they ask me how much I floss. The real answer is hardly ever. That has to end. But the gap between my intention and follow-through in this area always has been vast. Just knowing that flossing is good for me and desiring to do it have, frankly, never been enough. So I did what any reasonable person in the vicinity of San Francisco in 2015 would do.
Hands-on: Windows Phone’s business-card scanning fills a need, but needs more skill
Microsoft says the extracted information can be saved in OneNote or exported into Outlook via an associated VCF file. Dragging the icon from one window to another doesn’t seem to work, though. Instead, what you have to do is click the icon, then click the paper-clip menu tool that will pop into existence next to it. Then click “open” and select Outlook. It’s clunky, and a one-stop export to Outlook is what this tool eventually needs—as an option, at least. Try the feature and let us know what you think.
The 6 best (and 4 worst) smart-home products we saw at CES 2015
I don't think we could have seen every system, gadget, appliance, light bulb, and sleep monitor if we had three weeks to wander the cavernous halls of the Las Vegas and Sands Expo convention centers and the surrounding hotels. It was like a Disneyland for smart-home geeks in Vegas this week.
Google Isn’t Fixing Some Old Android Bugs
As recently as September, Google had fixed, or patched, one of Baloch’s security flaws in the older browser. But when he submitted another one later in the fall, Google’s security team responded that if the affected Web browser is on Android 4.3 or earlier, “we generally do not develop the patches ourselves but do notify partners of the issue.” Google said it would distribute patches developed by others.
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GOG.com drops protected installers following Linux backlash
GOG.com has heard the frustrations of Linux users, and has decided to remove password-protected installers from its games.
Previously, GOG.com had used password-protected .RAR files in select games that require multi-part Windows installers. The idea, GOG claims in a recent forum post, was to prevent less tech-savvy users from mucking around with the necessary installer files and making their game unplayable. This is a valid concern, given that so many of GOG.com's offerings are relatively ancient games that are only able to work on modern hardware through a combination of emulators and optimism. However, because the innoextract tool in Linux is unable to parse the password protection when unarchiving .RAR files, any games using those files become inaccessible to Linux users. You can see how this might upset people.
Following a lengthy forum thread outlining the problem, GOG has decided to remove the .RAR files. "We've heard your concerns regarding this solution and we do agree it could have been better," reads GOG.com's official response. "Although the same could probably be said about many other answers to this problem, it doesn't mean we shouldn't try to do better for our community.
Fast Company | Business + Innovation
Some of NY’s best sommeliers are ditching champagne flutes, but in doing so, they’re ignoring why the design worked in the first place.
14 African Countries Forced by France to Pay Colonial Tax For the Benefits of Slavery and Colonization
I believe the french (spell will a small letter) are the worse of the worse European people. Look what they did to Haite, and their general Toussaint L'Overture, after loosing the war, France had Haiti to pay them retribution for the African slaves who went free, after the war. Haiti did not pay the debt off for one hundred years. We back up, they invited our General Toussaint L'Overture to france talking about a treaty, once he got to france, they arrested him, placed him in a building on a hill over-looking the city, they starved him to death. That is how our great general Toussaint L'Overture died. Please don't think these racist do not have to pay for this, obviously, they think they don't. And the idea that Africa is so rich, and we see our people starving to death, no running water, no electricity, why they live off Africa. Is the world looking? Sure they are, and they do not care, including the blacks. Wake up African people, get these thieves out out of our land. If it were not for these Europeans, and Jews, Africa would be the most progressive continent on the planet.
Why you will fail to have a great career
In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.
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The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive
You've heard about slow food. Now here's slow ... TV? In this very funny talk, Norwegian television producer Thomas Hellum shares how he and his team began to broadcast long, boring events, often live — and found a rapt audience. Shows include a 7-hour train journey, an 18-hour fishing expedition and a 5.5-day ferry voyage along the coast of Norway. The results are both beautiful and fascinating. Really.
Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy
But this is more than a story about Japan and its cultural quirks: It's a story about the global economy. Japan is the world's third-largest economy, a crucial link in global trade and a significant factor everyone else's economic well-being. It owns almost as much U.S. debt as does China. It's a top trading partner of the U.S., China and lots of other countries. The Japanese economy is in serious enough trouble that it could set the rest of us back. And the biggest source of that trouble is demographic: Japanese people aren't having enough kids to sustain a healthy economy. One big reason they're having fewer kids is that they're not as interested in dating or marrying one another, in part because they're less interested in sex.
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The protesters who are trying to upend the ‘fantasy world’ of economics
“There is a sort of value judgment to the way economics is taught,” added Aparna Gopalan, a sophomore at Connecticut College. She recommended a book on Buddhist economics. “From that point of view, the GDP is so funny,” she said. “It makes no sense! It’s like, they’re measuring how many commodities are bought and sold in a year, but the point isn’t the commodities, you know? It’s the hours of labor.”
China e-commerce competition intensifies as JD.com, Alibaba go niche
HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's JD.com Inc has ratcheted up competition with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd through a $1.55 billion deal with an online car sales portal, as the e-commerce giants gun for high-value markets like cars, tourism and homes.
10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone
Does Facebook really need to know where you are all the time? How about Shazam or Pandora? You can choose which apps have access to your location in the Location Services section of the Settings:
1. Touch the Settings icon.
2. Touch "Privacy."
3. Touch "Location Services."
4. Don't turn off "Location Services" at the top of the screen. That stays "On."
5. Go through your apps one by one and determine which ones have to know where you are to function properly.
Note: Most apps that request access to your location, like Yelp or RunKeeper, really do need it to do their jobs. Facebook and Twitter, meanwhile, only need your location to put a GPS stamp on your posts, which not everyone is going to find useful or desirable.
Of course, if you're uncomfortable with disabling location on any of the apps listed, then don't disable location. But if you see that Fruit Ninja, or something similar, is using your location, it's probably safe to slice Location Services right out.
SpaceX Dragon Capsule Successfully Attaches To The ISS For Fifth Official Resupply Mission
The SpaceX Dragon capsule has successfully bolted to the International Space Station, where it will spend four weeks as it resupplies the orbiting platform during its fifth official mission as a supply ferry. The SpaceX craft launched on January 10, and then began its approach of the ISS just a few hours ago, before successfully attaching for docking purposes at approximately 8:56 AM ET.
Ever feel alone in a crowded place? This artist gets you
Adam Magyar struggles with the speed of time. (Who can blame him?) In response, the Hungarian artist and photographer captures densely populated urban areas at extremely high speeds — then slows each moment down so you can experience every breath and blink. The result: hypnotic videos that reveal the hidden depths of everyday experiences. One conceptual series, Stainless , turns a mundane subway commute into a meditation on mortality and human perception. In Stainless , Magyar creates both videos and still photographs, the latter using a line-scan camera (the same kind of camera used in a scanner) to turn a speeding train into “a frozen image of impossible clarity and stillness, a reality imperceptible to both passengers speeding into the station and bystanders waiting to board,” writes Joshua Hammer in Matter . “The individuals in his trains ride together yet apart, lost in their own thoughts, often transfixed by their hand-held devices.”
Fresh Funding For Augmedix Suggests Your Doctor Could Soon Be Wearing Google Glass
While Google Glass hasn’t had the impact that Google had likely hoped it would, a fresh funding round of $16 million raised by Augmedix today suggests it’s far from dead. Augmedix is a startup that launched in 2012, with the aim of providing medical professionals with a Glass-powered electronic health record solution: A Series A round from the company co-led by its original seed investors Emergence Capital and DCM Ventures indicates that while consumer confidence in Glass may not yet exist, other parts of the market are very much invested in its continued development.