'Colossal' trailer stars Anne Hathaway and a Godzilla-like monster
Anne Hathaway does the monster mash in this indie comedy with added kaiju carnage.
The US Army successfully flies its hoverbike prototype
Someday, it could carry supplies to soldiers on the battlefield.
Dot² - An Interactive Coffee Table
During my internship, I built an interactive Table on which you can run animations, some awesome LED Effects and yeah, Play old school games !!I got inspiration to create this coffee table from crt4041's Music Visualiser TableThe table is controlled via a Bluetooth app developed using MIT App Inventor.Let's Start building...!!
CBS and Paramount settle lawsuit with 'Star Trek' fan film
Axanar Productions can finish its 'Star Trek' film if it plays by CBS' rules.
Can smart cities protect their IoT Achilles heel from hackers?
Last year’s headline-grabbing security breaches of Internet of Things (IoT) technology was the opening salvo in a new cyberwar where smart cities are firmly in the crosshairs.
Did Fitbit try to buy longstanding rival Jawbone for Christmas?
After settling patent infringement lawsuits in the run-up to Christmas, Fitbit supposedly offered to acquire Jawbone for an undisclosed amount.
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Trump's White House website deletes climate change, LGBT pages
As Donald Trump takes over the White House today, a number of folks on Twitter have been pointing out that many crucial pages on WhiteHouse.gov have disappeared, including those relating to climate change and the LGBTQ community. While certainly troubling to the many millions of Americans worried about how the incoming administration will handle such topics, what's happening on the White House website is little more than a transition -- every page that was up on the site under the Obama administration has been removed, not just ones relating to topics that the new president doesn't care about.
Yesterday’s @POTUS transition didn’t go so smoothly for Twitter
When the official presidential Twitter handle changed hands yesterday , a number of users began to notice that they were following the account, even if they hadn’t followed it or had recently unfollowed it.
Here's a complete audiophile system starring the Pro-Ject Elemental turntable
Inexpensive turntables can sound bass shy, but not this one. Rocksteady reggae band The Frightnrs' stellar debut LP sounded more than ample down below. African Head Charge's brilliant dub, post-punk, industrial infused " My Life in a Hole in the Ground " LP was even better endowed in the bass department. I know the .7 speakers well, but the C 316BEE and Elemental turntable combination surprised me, the energy levels were so much higher than I expect of an entry-level audiophile system. The Ortofon cartridge sounds fine, though just a little bright for my taste. Try it and you might like its lively sound, if not you can upgrade to a better cartridge down the road.
Trump Deletes Misspelled Tweet, Which May Be Illegal [Updated]
Update 7:30pm: Donald Trump has since deleted the follow-up tweet, possibly breaking the rules regarding archiving official records a second time. As of now, there’s no proof on his Twitter account of it ever existing. Of course, that’s what archived images are for.
Make Your iPhone 5s Look Like an 'iPhone 7 mini' with This Kit
As per the Reddit user, the iPhone 7 mini kit uses an aluminium that is very similar to the quality that Apple has used on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and gives the phone a very sexy look. There is one caveat, though; the reception of the phone will degrade by at least 15-20 percent once you apply the kit on your iPhone 5s. The conversion kit also does not make use of a 2.5D curved glass which can make swiping from the edges a less than pleasant experience.
Triplanes, biplanes, jets and helicopters at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry
The Air and Space hall is in a 134-year-old building, originally the Lower Campfield Market. In the 13 decades since, it spent time as an exhibition hall, munitions and barrage balloon test site, and more. The Victorian architecture is what earned its Grade II listed status, and makes it one of the most interesting buildings I've seen housing an aviation museum.
Jack Dorsey apologizes for Twitter glitch forcing some users to follow Trump’s @POTUS
Twitter chief Jack Dorsey today apologized for what he says were technical problems causing some Twitter users to involuntarily follow the @POTUS account as it was handed over to Donald Trump. As Sarah Perez reported here yesterday, Twitter users were bewildered as to why they were forced to follow the Trump @POTUS account, and many accused Twitter of doing the new administration’s bidding.
Google rolls out Instant Tethering for your Android devices
According to Android Police , only Nexus and Pixel devices running Android Nougat 7.1.1 can access it for now. Further, both Pixel C and Nexus 9 tablets can only connect to a phone with data -- you can't use them as a WiFi hotspot, though they can take advantage of the feature even if you haven't upgraded since Marshmallow. Compatible phones like the Pixel XL can connect to each other's mobile internet with no issue unless your carrier blocks the feature. Since Instant Tethering will likely roll out to more devices in the future, make sure to check Play Services every now and then.
Kristen Stewart has co-authored a paper on artificial intelligence
The Twilight actress recently made her directorial debut with the short film Come Swim , and in it used a machine learning technique known as “style transfer” (where the aesthetics of one image or video is applied to another) to create an impressionistic visual style. Along with special effects engineer Bhautik J Joshi and producer David Shapiro, Stewart has co-authored a paper on this work in the film, publishing it in the popular online repository for non-peer reviewed work, arXiv.
Where and How to Pre-Order the Nintendo Switch - Geek.com
If the store you try to pre-order from runs out, don’t fret. Some may get new shipments after selling out their initial allotments. And if you’re in New York, also check out the Nintendo NYC store. Initial pre-orders there have surely run out, but of all places to receive frequent restocks, Nintendo’s flagship store is a safe bet. The Nintendo Switch is just weeks away. Make sure you get yours. The glory of New Donk City awaits!
Airbus wants to test autonomous flying cars sometime this year
French aerospace giant Airbus wants to have an autonomous car in the air by the end of the year, according to the group’s chief executive, Tom Enders.
Massive Twitter Bot Army Exposed by Its Obsession With Star Wars
Drawing from a random sample of one percent of Twitter users, and filtering for just English-speaking accounts, they noticed something odd in the distribution of geo-tagged tweets. While most of the tweets came from urban areas in North America and Europe — as expected — a puzzling number seemed to come from uninhabited areas such as the middle of the ocean or the desert. Diving deeper, they found that almost all of these unexpected tweets quoted Star Wars novels, and were active for a very short period in June and July of 2013. They also had very few friends and followers and were all listed as coming from a Windows phone.
Hackers briefly took down the Sundance Film Festival’s box office today
Sundance Film Festival has been subject to a cyberattack, causing network outages that has shut down our box office. No further information about the attack is available at this time, but our team is working hard to get our system back up and running as soon as possible. All screenings will still take place as planned. The show must go on and our artists’ voices will be heard. More information will be made available as we have it.
Hey Trump, check out these YUGE Women's March crowds across America
On Saturday, the peaceful protest, which took place in Washington D.C. one day after Donald Trump became the country's 45th President, inspired a global movement, leading to marches in 160 cities across 60 countries.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
The Women’s March movement is taking place on every continent, even Antarctica
Today, millions of women across the world are taking part in the Women’s March movement , to “send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights.” The marches are taking place in over 60 countries, spanning every continent — even Antarctica.
Just the chill then: Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix or other streamers at launch
In a statement sent to Kotaku, Nintendo said, “All of our efforts have gone toward making the Nintendo Switch system an amazing dedicated video game platform, so it will not support any video-streaming services at launch. However, support for video-streaming services is being considered for a future update.”
4 must-have courses that will launch your white hat hacking career
Setting yourself up as an IT security expert is a fast track to star status on the tech landscape — with a nice paycheck, to boot. Becoming an ethical hacker may still be misunderstood by many, but for those in the know, you’ll be a good guy fighting on the side of the righteous… which is why we want to offer a few options for you to pick up this much-needed training from TNW Deals.
Greg James on Twitter
When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location.
You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history.
Alexa, Tell Me Some Amazon Echo Tips
If you're lucky enough to have your own audio robot from Amazon at home, here's all you need to know to get the most out of your conversations.
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The Morning After: Weekend Edition
This transition of power is the first one to happen fully within the era of social media, and the shift has had some unexpected hiccups. The plan is to archive Obama administration @POTUS, @FLOTUS and @VP tweets on new accounts while creating new accounts with those names for Trump administration individuals that retain existing followers. The only problem, however, is that people who unfollowed (or in some cases apparently never followed) those accounts suddenly found themselves dragged (back) in while the process worked itself out.
The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump
Why can't Microsoft get Windows 10 updates right? - ExtremeTech
As to why it has taken so long, current and former Microsoft executives I’ve spoken with don’t have a great explanation for this, but my suspicion is that it is driven by the desire to turn Microsoft into a devices-and-services company, without regard for whether its underlying technology is actually up to the task. To that end, Microsoft has been willing to sacrifice the productivity of many consumers and small businesses in the interests of moving things along for the bulk of its users. So it is playing the numbers game, on a large scale. Only the duration and intensity of the backlash seems to have caused it to finally re-evaluate its Update strategy. The latest Insider Preview build allows users to delay some updates and avoid driver installs .
This Netgear camera makes outdoor home security smart
For your money, you get one indoor/outdoor Arlo Pro camera and a related Wi-Fi hub.
2017's best Linux laptop: The latest Dell XPS 13 | ZDNet
Dell continues to build the best out-of-the-box Linux and open-source laptops. Check out the latest Dell XPS 13 developer edition and you'll see what I mean.
At Trump's inauguration, tech sputters
President Donald Trump promised the crowd that "everyone is listening." On the ground in DC, CNET's Maggie Reardon says, it wasn't so easy to get the word out.
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.
This DIY Platform Bed Saves Space, Has Tons of Storage
Arranging a decent-sized bed and other furniture in a small living space can feel like Tetris on hard mode, but if you’re up for a weekend project, you don’t have to sacrifice that much space with this DIY full-size platform bed . This video shows you how.
We listen to an audio system that costs as much as a Ferrari
FM Acoustics is hardly a newcomer. The company was founded in 1973 by Manuel Huber, and since 1993 FM Acoustics has been based in Horgen, Switzerland on the shore of Lake Zurich. I auditioned its Inspiration System XS-IIIB, which includes a pair of large floor-standing speakers , four channels of amplification, a stereo preamplifier, a phono preamplifier and the necessary cables, all designed and built by FM Acoustics. As configured the system runs a mere $238,900 (converting roughly to £192,972 and AU$316,151), but that price can go up or down, depending on the customer's choices of FM Acoustics electronics used with the speakers. The Inspiration System XS-IIIB is not only impeccably finished, it will be installed, calibrated and fine-tuned to perform at its best in the owner's home by a trained engineer.
The Women’s March on Washington has an official app for live updates
In light of the obvious logistical hurdles for an event that large, the march now has an official app that’s vital for organization and live updates. The app has information about the day’s scheduled speakers, the march route, transportation, accessibility concerns, and safety, as well as an Instagram-inspired feed where marchers are sharing photo dispatches from their travels.
Women's March Protesters Salute Rebel Hero Princess Leia
The Women’s March on Washington has a true queen in their camp. Crowds are channeling General Leia Organa and actress Carrie Fisher with signs, costumes, wall art, and other amazing tributes. The Rebellion is here.
Windows 10's new power slider lets you improve battery life or performance
Microsoft is testing a new Windows 10 feature that will let users quickly adjust power options to improve battery life or performance. The software giant has added a power slider option to the main battery section of the taskbar, which greatly improves power management in Windows 10. Currently, Windows 10 users have to dig back into the classic Control Panel interface to fully adjust power preferences, but this slider now makes it easier for anyone to quickly adjust battery life.
How to Research and Locate Your Audience Using Social Media : Social Media Examiner
Start by identifying your ideal customer through surveys and research. Find them with guest blogging opportunities, targeted ads on social platforms and engagement with powerful search tools on social networking sites. Finally, incentivize them to visit your website and get to know you and your business better.
JR Raphael on Twitter
Ahah. It's all starting to make sense.
How Android One could complete Google's grand Android plan: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3159068
Stanford U: Future wearables to diagnose diseases early?
Some suppliers, like Jawbone , are looking into building medical devices that are available to consumers, but the FDA has drawn a hardline on how these devices should be marketed. It might be a while before a device can be approved by the FDA and commercially available to all consumers, regardless of their health.
Amazon Alexa on a phone: What you will and won't get
When you have the app running, Alexa on a phone will give you access to her world of skills without having to buy an Alexa-enabled device. It will also give you voice control over your smart-home devices even when you're away from home, which is something you can't get on at-home devices. Yes, you could just as easily open that Philips Hue app on your phone to turn on the lights with a few taps. But with Alexa on there too, you can ask her to turn on the heat and the kitchen light, and open the garage door before you even pull into the drive.
India's cities get smarter with new project to boost data tracking
Tata Trusts is partnering with the Toronto-based World Council on City Data (WCCD) which is an organization that provides a platform for standardized city data. The WCCD also provides certification for the international standard ISO 37120 Sustainable Development of Communities: Indicators for City Services and Quality of Life that allows benchmarking for progress and innovation.
'House of Cards' returns for its fifth season on May 30th
'House of Cards' returns for its fifth season on May 30th
Qualcomm Comments on Apple Complaint | Qualcomm
“While we are still in the process of reviewing the complaint in detail, it is quite clear that Apple’s claims are baseless. Apple has intentionally mischaracterized our agreements and negotiations, as well as the enormity and value of the technology we have invented, contributed and shared with all mobile device makers through our licensing program. Apple has been actively encouraging regulatory attacks on Qualcomm’s business in various jurisdictions around the world, as reflected in the recent KFTC decision and FTC complaint, by misrepresenting facts and withholding information. We welcome the opportunity to have these meritless claims heard in court where we will be entitled to full discovery of Apple’s practices and a robust examination of the merits,” said Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel, Qualcomm Incorporated.
WIRED’s 2017 Predictions: Going Green Is Good Business, Even Under Trump
In our new series to kick off 2017, WIRED predicts the biggest trends for the year ahead. In this segment, Matt Simon explains how businesses are still going to go green, even in the face of renewed climate change denialism.
U.S. mid-sized cities lead the charge for smart city projects
Though Donald Trump has yet to move into the White House, smart city projects in India have already been discussed with his transition team. Business Insider mentioned that discussions have been held between Trump representatives and other government parties over U.S. plans to help develop three Indian smart cities. The Obama administration previously signed a memorandum … Read more »
Sundance merges VR with real life through props, AR, and vibrating suits
You can’t try this at home, even if you wanted to. Today’s premiere of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier exhibit proved there are vivid opportunities for a third kind of virtual reality beyond tethered and mobile: VR installations. Outside the headset, custom art and physical effects set the scene before you enter, deepen the immersion while you’re enveloped in VR, and cement the memory after you emerge.
Company Raises the Price of a Drug That Fights Infant Epilepsy by 85,000%
This kind of behavior is terrible for society. Medicines should be accessible to those who are in need of them, but all too often pharmaceutical companies forget the “pharma” side of their business and just focus on being for-profit undertakings. Of course, income is important — some of it can be put back into research to develop even better drugs — but the patients who depend on medications like Acthar Gel are far more valuable. Healthcare shouldn’t focus on patents or income. It should focus on patients.
Snapchat is now using the third-party ad targeting it once called ‘creepy’
Fortunately, if this kind of advertising doesn’t sit well with you whether because you consider it invasive or because you’re just incredibly susceptible, Snapchat is giving its users the ability to opt out. It’s already started rolling out the changed adverts so you’ll be able to change it now.
Here's what Wall Street is saying about Netflix's blowout subscriber growth last quarter
Comment: "Netflix is reaching critical mass with consumers in an increasing number of countries based on its user experience, content, and pricing," said Mark Mahaney. "And although it faced elevated churn in mid-'16 due to price increases, it did succeed with the price increase.
Belkin's WeMo Switch just got a lot smaller with the Mini
Meet the new WeMo Mini. It's a smaller, less expensive version of the original WeMo Switch. Plug it in and plug something else in behind it, and you'll be able to automate that thing using the WeMo app, or any one of the many devices WeMo gear works with. Click through to find out more.