LinkedIn's new design looks a lot like Facebook
LinkedIn is refreshing its entire site today with a new look that’s designed to bring the aging social network firmly into the 21st century. While most LinkedIn users probably visit the site...
Android 7.0 Rolling Out to Galaxy S7, S7 Edge
The rollout will expand to additional devices before the second half of the year.
Inside the Weird, Industry-Shaking World of Donald Glover
Childish Gambino. Atlanta. Lando Calrissian. Glover explores every platform for expression
How The NBA Created The Hindenburg Of Sports Uniforms
Nike tells Co.Design that it will move away from sleeved jerseys next season. The story behind their failure is a cautionary tale.
'Injustice 2' beta registration opens for future brawls
Your version of Batman vs Superman will be way better than Zack Snyder's was.
Soft robot wraps around your heart to help it beat
The device could one day restore heart function without touching your blood.
The Gorillaz release their first single since 2011 to take on Trump
The Gorillaz have been promising a return to form for nearly a year, but with Donald Trump about to claim the White House, the group saw fit to finally release new music. Titled "Hallelujah Money,"...
War-torn South Sudan gets its very first Global Game Jam, despite UN warnings of genocide
Despite UN warnings of impending genocides, South Sudan hosts its first ever Global Game Jam.
LinkedIn's redesigned website isn't a cluttered mess anymore
LinkedIn’s desktop interface is getting a fresh coat of paint. The professional social network unveiled Thursday the largest overhaul to the desktop version of its website since the service launched.
Tesla Model S P100D runs a 2.389-second 0-60mph time with Ludicrous+ update
Tesla's Model S P100D can already match the still unreleased Faraday Future FF91's top 0 to 60 mph time, and that's using a stock car with software available..
The US Army successfully flies its hoverbike prototype
Someday, it could carry supplies to soldiers on the battlefield.
The government will close its investigation into the first Tesla Autopilot fatality
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed its
six-month investigation into the first Tesla Autopilot
fatality and is not seeking a recall.
Panasonic debuts their own autonomous car concept
Panasonic unveiled its autonomous car concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, which features a futuristic peak into the future of the car interior.
Uber to pay $20 million to settle claims it misled drivers about pay, financing
Uber will pay $20 million to settle a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission that it misled drivers about earnings and vehicle financing, the Wall Street Journal is reporting . The consumer protection agency alleged that Uber publicized misleading statements about the amount of money drivers could earn in 20 cities. For example, Uber said drivers could earn up to $90,000 a year in New York City and $74,000 in San Francisco.
Samsung will explain the Galaxy Note 7 explosions Sunday night
Following several months of comprehensive investigations, Samsung executives will announce the cause of the Galaxy Note7 incidents and quality enhancement plan during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, on Jan. 23, 2017 at 10 am KST / January 22 at 8 PM ET. Samsung Electronics, as well as independent expert organizations who conducted their own investigation into various aspects of the Galaxy Note7 incidents, will share their findings. Samsung will discuss the findings of the investigations and unveil new measures Samsung has implemented in response to the incidents. The press conference will be livestreamed in English at www.Samsung.com.
'Super Mario Run' will hit Android devices in March
In Super Mario Run , players tap the screen to make Mario jump over obstacles and enemies as he constantly sprints through various 3D worlds of the Mushroom Kingdom. It costs $10 for the full game, though the first few levels are playable for free. Also, make sure to find a strong internet connection, since Super Mario Run doesn't work offline , ostensibly in an attempt to combat piracy.
Watch Tesla's new Ludicrous Plus mode crush Faraday's claimed 0-60 time (by 0.001s)
Faraday Future made a big deal out of its FF91’s 2.39 second 0-60 time, which would theoretically be able to beat Tesla’s P100D 2.5 second Ludicrous Mode. But then Elon Musk fired back with an to update his quickest vehicle yet again, with a new Ludicrous Plus mode essentially matching the FF91 at 2.4 seconds.
Google just bought Twitter’s Fabric mobile development platform
Once the acquisition is complete Google will continue offering Fabric's most popular SDKs including Crashlytics and Answers, Twitter announced in a Fabric blog post.
Breathtaking New Video Footage of the Ocean's Uncharted Depths
Over thirteen thousand feet below the surface, hundred-foot hydrothermal vents spew black, 690 degree fluid like chimneys from the ocean floor. Tiny crabs, shrimp and limpets scuttle beneath the smokestacks, and a remotely-operated vehicle named SuBastian went down there recently to join them.
What You Need to Know About the Nintendo Switch's Garbage Graphics
30fps is a common spec for consoles. It’s the approximate frame rate for most movies. PC gamers, who prefer higher frame rates and the more realistic movement of characters that it entails, would clutch their pearls and faint at a game only rendering 30 frames per second. But a console gamer might not even be aware that there are higher frame rates they’re missing out on. That’s due to the TVs themselves. It is only recently that TVs cheaper than $1,000 could play back content at faster frame rates like 60fps or 120fps.
Trump Is Launching a War on Science—These People Are Fighting Back
Patricia Kim, a History of Art PhD candidate studying Hellenistic Greece at the University of Pennsylvania, is the first to admit she’s probably not what comes to mind when you imagine an academic researcher scrambling to archive federal climate data that might be erased by the Trump administration. But for Kim, information transparency is an issue that transcends disciplinary boundaries.
Samsung brings Android Nougat to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Samsung's devices have long offered split-screen apps, but with Nougat that feature now becomes standard (provided your apps support it, that is). With the new over-the-air update, Samsung has reworked the on-screen mechanism used to adjust the size of each window. There's also a "pop-up window" mode that can run up to five app at once. Along with the regular split-screen mode, that's a new maximum of seven apps. Quite why you would want to run that many simultaneously is beyond me (how much would you see on a smartphone screen?) but hey, the option's there now.
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The Pixar Shared Universe Theory Just Got a Big Boost . . . From Pixar
A new video from Pixar shows the easter eggs in each of their films that just may connect them all together.
The New York Stock Exchange is fighting back against its critics
"Wolverine Letter then treats all its costs– including the
optional cage surrounding its cabinets, power, cross connects,
network ports and connectivity—as costs related to market
access. However self-servingly it tries to characterize them,
these listed costs, like rent and employee compensation and
benefits, are simply costs associated with Wolverine’s business
activities. These business activities and Wolverine’s business
judgment—not the Exchange—determine the most effective way for
Wolverine to select the products and services it uses"
8 ways to avoid Donald Trump's inauguration
We all know the inauguration is just a prelude to the upcoming WWE Royal Rumble: a 30-man, free-for-all wrestling match where the last man left standing in the ring wins a spot in the main event at WrestleMania. It's the 30th Rumble in the promotion's history and Friday is a great day to catch up on past Rumbles, either to familiarize yourself with the event (if you're new to it) or to remind yourself how great the event is.
Video: How Softbank's Pepper robot captures analytics on human interactions - TechRepublic
The Pepper robot from Softbank uses advanced algorithms to determine the sex and age of people who interact with it, and measures other data such as the length of interaction time.
LinkedIn, synced in: Website now feels 'more like using an app'
In a nutshell, the new desktop site has far less clutter, with a lean and vertical look. As with the mobile app, it's much easier for users to see where to post content and to spot who's looking at their profiles and what companies they're from. There are also key buttons on the top of the page, including Home, My Network, Jobs, Messaging, Notifications and Me.
Twitter mostly meets its modest diversity goals
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Faraday Future, once seen as a 'Tesla-killer,' is said to be in shambles as cash runs low and executives flee
Faraday Future, the electric-car startup once hyped as a
"Tesla-killer," was getting a second chance. It had to get this
one right. Early this month, a roster of company executives and
Faraday's most visible investor, Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting,
gathered at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las
Vegas, the annual mega-showcase for the technology, electronics,
and auto industry's buzziest new products, from drones to TVs to
For Los Angeles-based Faraday Future, it was a chance to prove to
the world that the company is for real, after its first
appearance at CES in 2016 raised more questions than it answered.
The startup had unveiled a sleek autonomous prototype, but the
vehicle turned out to be an inoperable one-seat race car that
might never be built — hardly a challenger to Tesla's growing
fleet of electric vehicles that the tech press had been hoping
So in 2017, nearly three years after its founding, and after the
company had poached talent from Silicon Valley and Detroit and
ballooned to 1,400 employees, Faraday Future needed to show it
could produce a real car.
Apple and Amazon end decade-long audiobook exclusivity deal
Audible has dominated the audiobook market for years now. And with iTunes being one of the key places that consumers go to buy audiobooks, the agreement could have put serious limitations on the industry. Publishers either had to go through Audible, or miss out on a major storefront. They’ll now be able to go directly to Apple for distribution.
Everything You Need to Know About X-23, and Why Her Appearance in Logan Is So Important
Laura went on the run, at first trying to find members of her mother’s family, before ultimately deciding to go after the man responsible for her hellish life: Wolverine himself. Their first encounter ended with SHIELD arresting Laura for her past killings, but she was eventually let go, and spent the next few years watching Wolverine from a distance while just trying to live a normal life, reconciling her murderous past—and occasionally helping Wolverine on secret missions. It wouldn’t be until after the Scarlet Witch rendered most of mutant-kind powerless in 2006 that Laura would step up to the plate as an official member of the X-Men, and then later on as a member of Wolverine’s reformed X-Force, the X-Men’s more violent, covert ops team.
Facebook Threw a Swanky Inauguration Party With Garbage Website The Daily Caller
When a presidential inauguration rolls around, it’s party time in DC. Industry groups, corporations, and media organizations throw booze-filled parties, allowing them to get cozy with the new regime and rub elbows with industry and political allies. And some people just want to be seen to be seen.
How to Watch the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Online
It’s almost time to swear in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Here’s how you can watch all of the inauguration day events, no cable or TV required.
Google Uses Its Search Engine to Hawk Its Products
These days, Google often pushes its growing list of hardware products, from Pixel phones to Nest smart thermostats, in the top ad spot above its search results.
NHTSA closes Tesla Autopilot probe, finds Autosteer reduced crashes | ZDNet
In fact, according to the report, data from Tesla vehicles shows the vehicle crash rate dropped by almost 40 percent after Autosteer installation. The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) analyzed mileage and airbag deployment data supplied by Tesla for all 2014 through 2016 Model S cars and 2016 Model X vehicles equipped with the Autopilot Technology Package (either installed when the car was sold or through an update). The office calculated crash rates by miles travelled before after Autopilot installation.
Samsung leak hints at Galaxy S8 with iris scanner and bezel-less screen
At this point, however, the only thing that appears to be a sure thing about the upcoming Galaxy S8 is a gorgeous screen with very little bezel. As far as the rest goes, we can only speculate.
There Are So Many Other Creatures in These Kong: Skull Island TV Spots
I just can’t get over the visuals in the movie. It looks so lush that you kind of just want to roll around in it and fall asleep. The greens and oranges just look so warm, and instantly show you that this is a film set in the Seventies. Not to mention, those creatures all fighting Kong look pretty great too.
These Simple Tasks Prepare You for Tax Season
It seems early to think about taxes , but the beginning of the year is the best time to get started. April creeps up quickly, after all, and you want to be prepared. Rockstar Finance suggests a few simple tasks to get the ball rolling.
In Its Final Tease, "Logan" Puts The Spotlight On The X-Man's Mysterious New Charge
WHY WE CARE: If you trace the modern superhero movie boom to the first X-Men movie—which is a pretty legit place to start—then we're seventeen years in now. The form has evolved quite a bit (back then, superheroes all wore black leather because they were ashamed of costumes!), but despite surface-level attempts, it hasn't really grown up. Even adaptations of "mature" comics like Watchmen or The Dark Knight Returns were largely immature spins on the source material that didn't really grapple with the questions in the source material. Based on what we've seen so far, though, Logan looks like it might be the first superhero movie that breaks through the genre tropes and does something bigger. The first trailer played up the " Unforgiven , but with superheroes" tone of the film ( the Johnny Cash song helped! ) while the new one shifts the spotlight so that Logan himself looks like a side-character in his own movie—and cleverly puts that attention on Dafne Keen's X-23, the young clone of Wolverine that Logan comes out of retirement to protect.
Neil Gaiman's Good Omens limited series greenlit by Amazon
The novel was originally published in 1990, and was written by Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, also known for the Discworld series. According to Variety , Gaiman wrote all six episodes for the show, and will serve as showrunner. The show is expected to stream in 2018. The comedic fantasy novel takes place in 2018 with the coming of the End Times, and follows an Angel, Aziraphale, and a demon, Crowley, who are trying to track down the Antichrist.
6 ways to push your online activism into the real world in the Trump era
Even when pushing your work into the real world, don't forget the importance of online activism. While online advocacy is often mocked as "slacktivism," online spaces are a vital part of any activist's routine — and they can help you engage a community you can't feasibly reach in real life.
Five Major Cancer Studies Are Proving Difficult to Reproduce
Thanks so much for reaching out. In October 2013, we were pleased and honored to see that our original 2011 publication was chosen as one of the top 50 influential cancer studies for the reproducibility study and is one of the first 5 to be completed. The goal of the original study was to develop and evaluate a novel computational technique that used publicly available gene-expression data to identify potential off-indication therapeutic effects a large set of FDA approved drugs where we chose one example prediction to validate. We are truly impressed with how much Figure 1 in the reproducibility paper matches Figure 4c in our original paper demonstrating the key finding that cimetidine has a biological effect between PBS/saline (the negative control) and doxorubicin (the positive control) and the raw p-value from that experiment is indeed statistically significant. Due to difference in initial independence assumptions and the study purpose however our team applied a different mathematical criteria for judging statistical significance of the findings, leading to differing interpretation of the results.
The Ideal Amount of Protein to Eat After Exercise
In the big picture, it is important to get enough of said high-quality protein. Getting “only enough” is of less importance, assuming there are no underlying health issues or dietary restrictions that contraindicate the increased amount of protein. At the best, bumping up post-workout protein consumption from 25 to 40 grams may be helpful. At the worst, “excess” protein is consumed: 60 extra kcals from 15 grams of additional protein will likely not disrupt even the most stringent of diets.
Component supplier Lite-On reportedly supplier of wireless charging components destined for 'iPhone 8'
Ongoing rumors that Apple will introduce wireless charging to a future generation of iPhone have been bolstered by a new report, with supply chain sources claiming that Lite-On Semiconductor has received a sizable order to supply components for the forthcoming "iPhone 8." DigiTimes reports that sources of the Chinese-language Commercial Times allege Lite-On Semi obtained "half of the orders for GPP bridge rectifiers that will be used in the wireless charger for the upcoming iPhones."
Lite-on Semi responded to the report in a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange, advising it does not comment on customers or orders. In response to the rumor, the company's share price rallied to its daily 10% limit, closing today at NT$28.75 ($0.91).
If true, this could make Lite-on Semi a second provider of wireless charging components to Apple, or contradict a previous inference. Late last year, wireless charging startup Energous signed a deal with Dialog Semiconductor to develop and market hardware components, with Energous CEO Steve Rizzone making a a tenuous reference to Apple being a major customer during CES.
Big Ten Network will broadcast League of Legends tournament series
The top four schools from each division at the end of the first round will then compete in a single elimination playoff bracket, a la March Madness, with the best from the West and the beast from the East will face off in the League of Legends College Championship. The tournament kicks off on January 30 with a match between Rutgers and Maryland, then every monday at 6pm ET. If so inclined, you can watch it online at watch.lolesports.com or BTN2Go.
What Happens to Your Body When You Hold Your Urine
When nature calls, sometimes we don’t answer right away. Maybe you’re in the middle of an email. Maybe you’re on the phone, or you’re driving. We all hold our urine sometimes for various reasons, and while it’s harmless in the short-term, this video explains what happens to your body when you make a habit of doing this over time.
Create a "Comfy Couch" Fund to Give Your Budget Some Everyday Wiggle Room
Add up all your expenses—including rent, utilities, etc.—and divide that number by six. That will give you a small enough number that you can easily save and, more importantly, easily replenish if you need to. So, for example, if you spend $3,000 every month, your comfy couch fund would be $500. If you want to splurge a little on food or go out to an event, you can drop some of that money and replenish it when you can without destroying your budget or dipping into your emergency fund.
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Fujifilm debuts its GFX 50S digital medium format camera, the X100F and more
The GFX 50S is more exciting to specialist photographers, since it introduces an entirely new system to Fuji’s lineup. The medium format digital mirrorless camera has a 51.4 megapixel sensor, and will work with three new GF lenses, including a 63mm F/2.8, a 32-64MM F4 zoom, and a 120mm F4 macro lens. The X-Processor Pro sensor, which is also in the X-Pro2 and X-T2 is on board here, and it’s set for release in late February with an MSRP of $6,499.
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This Might Be the Cthulhu Video Game of Our Nightmares, Er, Dreams
Lots of video games use the influence of H. P. Lovecraft’s dread-drenched Elder Gods mythos. It’s been a while since there’s been one that tackled the author’s works directly but an upcoming title is going to attempt just that.
It's Finally Morphin' Time In the Latest Power Rangers Trailer
The first trailer for Power Rangers set up the very serious world of this newly rebooted Angel Grove. But the second sees our teens with attitudes become the heroes they were always meant to be, and it’s a lot more fun.
Yes, science is political
Surrounding the scientific method is a more obviously political arena: money. Much of American basic science — the kind of stuff that leads to advances like CRISPR — is funded by the government. Entities such as the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation are the biggest funders of science in the US; all use public money. Decisions about funding allocation are made by politicians. We may choose to spend more money on defense instead of cancer, for instance, or choose to fund addiction research rather than a new NASA mission. Deciding what science we find valuable is not a scientific decision. It’s a political one. The very idea that the US government should support American science by funding research at all is deeply political.
The Meitu app will turn anyone into a beautiful, terrifying anime character
Getting a good photo of yourself is a mix of practice and good lighting, but there’s hope for those of us that need a little help. The latest selfie craze on social media is a half anime makeover, half Instagram on steroids. It’s Chinese photo-editing app Meitu, a terrifying force of photo technology that has finally spread to the West. Think of it as sort of like a Japanese purikura photo booth but for your phone.
Google's Big Marketing Push Pays Off for its Pixel Phone Over Holiday
Ads may have helped, too. In 2015, Google spent roughly $45.9 million on two national TV ads during the holiday quarter, according to iSpot.tv, a firm that tracks marketing spending. This past quarter, iSpot.tv estimated that Google spent more than twice that ($109.8 million) for twelve ads in rotation around the Pixel. Then Verizon pitched in, spending $57.1 million on three ads exclusively for the Pixel, according to iSpot.tv. Google's heavy spending may continue. Several people close to the company's hardware unit said it plans to expand the Pixel line in coming years. First unveiled with a suite of other hardware products in October, the $649 to $869 smartphone is a key part of Google's strategy to jump-start use of its digital assistant. With the Pixel, Google is also trying to replicate the tight control that Apple has over hardware and software.
Baby Wearables Selling “Peace of Mind” Are Just Bad Medical Devices
With a contraction monitor on the free market, anybody can decide they want one regardless of whether it’s recommended. I might have considered one for my third pregnancy, since I almost didn’t make it to the birth center on time with my second. Back then I tried to time my contractions with a free phone app, but in the haze of pain I kept forgetting to hit either the start or stop button. That meant I wasn’t really sure whether my contractions were at the textbook five minutes apart. But instead of ordering a device, I could have asked my husband to help me time them—or just realized that if I’m too out-of-it to remember to hit a button, I’m probably in labor .
Here are the first 10 official U.S. proving grounds for autonomous vehicle testing
The list or proving grounds were narrowed from an applicant pool of over 60, which included a range of different types of organizations including privately held facilities, enter state transportation departments, municipalities and cities and academic institutions. The choices, in the end, were made by the DoT based on a number of factors, including a healthy mix of conditions and facility types, with the aim of building a final designee list that can provide a range of testing scenarios and share that data collaboratively with one another.
Xiaomi's $150 Redmi Note 4 promises two-day battery life
I liked the Note 3’s 16-megapixel camera a lot, but I’m keen to see how the Note 4 does: Its 13-megapixel snapper works with a noise-eliminating CMOS 1.12μm pixel CMOS sensor – allowing for a 25 percent larger pixel area than the last model. Xiaomi says that this allows for improved balance and detail in your shots.
'Star Trek: Discovery' faces an indefinite delay
If you were banking on watching Star Trek: Discovery in May... well, we hope you have some contingency plans. CBS has confirmed to Hollywood Reporter that it's once again delaying the streaming-focused show, this time for an indefinite stretch. Production on the series is all set to start in late January, but the team says it wants to be "flexible" on timing to ensure the production is a success. "It's more important to do this right than to do it fast," the company says, adding that the internet saves it from having to meet a fixed TV season deadline.
A data visualization of Trump trends on social media - TechRepublic
"The audience on Twitter isn't totally representative of the entire web," Woodman said in a recent interview with TechRepublic. "But [Twitter data] is still really useful." Social media data about Trump helps better understand how the right brand by the right messenger can have a huge impact on the market, she explained. Looking at patterns and how groups communicate—particularly the isolation of partisan groups—could help explain the perceived "upset" of Trump's victory and the disconnect between media and the electorate. "Companies should use social media analytics as a window to the audience," she said.