'Dads Who Play Barbie' ad is the real Patriots-Steelers winner
Social media users loved the Mattel commercial showing a football-loving father playing dolls with his little girl.
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...
Samsung announces what caused the Galaxy Note 7 to overheat and explode
After Samsung recalled the initial batch of Note 7 phones, it
manufactured the phone with a battery from a different supplier.
But Samsung was in a rush to get the new phones out, and the new
battery produced by the supplier had a defect that also caused it
to overheat, the report said.
First Nokia Android phone coming February 26 to MWC
HMD, the company that licensed the Nokia name , announced the Nokia 6 for China earlier this month. Although it's an Android phone, the Nokia 6 won't run any of Google's services, like the Google Play Store, Google Maps or your Google Account -- these don't work in China on any phone. So a global release of the Nokia 6 at MWC is crucial for putting the new Nokia on the map.(See specs below.)
Computer issue forces ground-stop for United Airlines in the U.S.
A ground stop is in place for domestic flights due to an IT issue. We’re working on a resolution. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 won’t be at Mobile World Congress this year
Every year for the past three, Samsung has used the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona to unveil its latest Galaxy S flagship phone. That won’t be the case in 2017, however — the company’s mobile head DJ Koh tells Reuters that it won’t have the Galaxy S8 in tow.
Samsung blames batteries for Galaxy Note 7 fires
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Samsung answers burning Note 7 questions, vows better batteries
One check is a durability test that examines the battery when it's been overcharged, punctured by a nail or exposed to extreme temperatures. Samsung will visually inspect each battery and do an X-ray test to check for abnormalities. It will put the batteries through a large-scale charging and discharging test, will simulate accelerated consumer usage scenarios, and will disassemble the batteries to inspect the overall quality. Other tests will look for leakage of the battery component and the complete device, or for any change in voltage through the manufacturing process.
How a popular website plugin became a serious security liability
But there’s a big problem with this approach. Whenever you use someone’s code, you’re essentially making a big leap of faith that they know what they’re doing. There’s always a possibility that any plugin or tool you use comes with a serious security vulnerability. That was certainly the case with the popular (and self-explanatory) HTML Comment Box plugin , which is used by around 2 million blogs and websites.
On Twitter, Trump mocks women marchers
Commentary: The president suggests that the marchers should have voted. He also offers alternative facts about his inauguration's popularity.
Twitter roasts Trump aid for calling lies 'alternative facts'
On Sunday, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, appeared on NBC's Meet The Press , where Chuck Todd grilled the Trump administration for spreading falsehoods on their first full day in office. In response, Conway called the falsehoods "alternative facts."
Inside Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 testing lab
Breaking down a battery to take a look at every component is now part of Samsung's battery safety process. This process assesses its overall quality, including the battery tab welding and conditions of insulation tape.
Yahoo reportedly under investigation by SEC over data breaches
The Wall Street Journal says that the investigation is still in its early stages so any penalties or legal action is still some time away. However, the probe by the SEC is noteworthy as WSJ indicates the federal agency “has never brought a case against a company for failing to disclose a cyberbreach, given the blurriness of when an issue might be ‘material’.” The publication further notes that it’s unusual because of the scope and timing — sure there have been numerous cyberattacks in the past year, including with Ashley Madison, Target, Dow Jones, and others, but none have come quickly and on this scale soon after an acquisition.
Nissan to start European autonomous car tests in London
Japanese automaker Nissan has said it will start autonomous car tests in London next month, as it looks to branch out its self-driving program to European roads.
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.
Tesla will have 'major' car revisions almost every year
The mention doesn't come as a complete shock. Tesla frequently operates more like a tech company than an automaker, including its fondnesses for beta tests and constant lineup adjustments . All the same, it's clearer than ever that Tesla isn't about to settle into the familiar patterns of its conventional rivals. And that's both good and bad. It guarantees that you'll get cutting-edge tech whenever you buy, but it also means that your car could feel outdated in record time -- you may be hesitant to buy if you suspect that you'll miss out on a must-have feature. Still, we'll take that over the minor, iterative changes you see all too often in the automotive world.
Suicide Squad Director David Ayer Wishes He'd Made Joker the Main Villain - IGN
In retrospect, Ayer said he wishes he could go back and do things differently. "Wish I had a time machine," he added. "I'd make Joker the main villain and engineer a more grounded story."
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe sports a premium finish
Announced back in June last year, the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the Taiwanese company's flagship phone sporting either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or 821 processor. Inside its full metal body lies a whopping 6GB RAM and a 3,000mAh battery.
Photos from the Women’s March on Washington and across the nation
On Saturday, January 21, in the wake of President Donald Trump being sworn into office , more than a million women — and men — of all ages marched in cities around the US and vocalized support women’s rights and for broader equality. Protests have not been uncommon since the new US president was elected in November, but this one stood out for two reasons: first, for the sheer volume of people participating, not just in the US but around the globe; and because, by almost all accounts, the worldwide marches were peaceful events.
Guide companies through seismic business shifts with this change management training
In an era of hyper-charged buyouts and turn-on-a-dime pivots, understanding how to maneuver a company through such a transition is an art in itself. You can learn what it takes to guide a business through potentially rocky times with this ultra-timely
'Terminator' reboot will have James Cameron's oversight
While there's nothing official here, it does make sense for Cameron to come back. He reclaims some of his Terminator rights in 2019, so there wouldn't be much to stop a new movie even if work were to start today. This may also represent his best chance at restoring the glory of the franchise. We'd add that Tim Miller is promising -- Deadpool was his directorial debut and proved to be an unexpected hit. Although there's no guarantee that Cameron will have a Midas touch (ask Ridley Scott about the perils of revisiting legendary movies ), there's at least the potential for a Terminator movie that early fans would be happy to watch.
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.
Samsung blames two different battery flaws for the Note 7 fires
Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh said he "deeply" apologized to customers for the company's failures, and added that researchers worked to rule out wired and wireless charging, the phone's USB Type-C port and the iris-scanning feature as potential causes. Meanwhile, TUV Rheinland was also asked to see if the way the batteries were stored or transported could have played a role in the matter, but its response was a pretty definitive "no." In its bid to conclusively determine what happened to the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung also built a stand-alone testing lab, which it was all too eager to share photos of. They're a testament to how seriously Samsung took the investigation, but really -- the damage has been done, and now the question on everyone's minds is what happens next.
Doctor Who Quote About 'Alternative Facts' Sounds Awfully Relatable 40 Years Later
It’s the 40th anniversary of the classic Doctor Who episode “The Face of Evil Part 4.” The episode, which aired January 22, 1977, is all about the Doctor trying to make peace between two warring tribes, the primitive Sevateem and the technically brilliant Tesh. After Xoanon, a computer who the Sevateem worship as a god, takes control of Leela’s mind, the Doctor breaks her trance through hypnosis. But not before reminding her, and the audience, how hard some people work to convince themselves or others that there are five lights.
It's time for women to run for office
With warmth and wit, Halla Tómasdóttir shares how she overcame media bias, changed the tone of the political debate and surprised her entire nation when she ran for president of Iceland — inspiring the next generation of leaders along the way. "What we see, we can be," she says. "It matters that women run."
Kellyanne Conway: Spicer 'gave alternative facts' on inauguration crowd
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer gathered the press to deliver a five-minute statement Saturday in which he issued multiple falsehoods, declaring erroneously the number of people who used the D.C. metro on Friday, that there was a change in security measures this year and that "this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe."
Tom Brady and his gigantic coat are going to the Super Bowl
We won't sugar-coat it. Tom Brady's enormous sideline coat was the social media hit of the AFC Championship game on Sunday. Sure, Brady's New England Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17, and are heading to the Super Bowl on Feb. 5 against the Atlanta Falcons .
The Best Gaming Headsets of 2017
Most high-end gaming headsets claim to offer some form of surround sound, but this isn't accurate. The vast majority of surround sound headsets still use stereo drivers (often a single 40mm driver for each ear) to produce sound. The surround aspect comes from Dolby and DTS processing technologies that tweak how the headsets mix sound between the two ears to give an impression of 360-degree audio. This isn't very effective, and while you might get some subtle differences in noises coming from in front of or behind you, it won't provide much of a tactical advantage. It's an artificial effect that wouldn't provide a true surround sound image even if the headset had individual driers for each channel; there simply isn't enough space for the sound to resonate to produce the impression of accurate directional audio.
Google now saves your offline mobile searches for when you’re back online
If you’re running the most up-to-date version of the Google search app for Android you should have access to this feature right now. There’s no word just yet on when or if it will come to iOS devices.
The Women's Marches may have been the largest demonstration in US history
Chenoweth cautioned me that while 3.7 million Americans protesting on Saturday may be the largest turnout in US history in absolute terms, she wasn’t sure if it was the largest protest proportionally speaking. For instance, she said, it’s possible that protests in cities around the US against the Iraq war in 2003 may have drawn as many people or more relative to the population at that time.
NFL's Antonio Brown apparently has big six-figure Facebook deal
Maybe this is the reason for the Pittsburgh Steelers' All-Pro taking to Facebook Live in the locker room after team's big win.
Woody Harrelson Confirms He's Playing Han Solo's Mentor in New Star Wars Film
Speaking to Variety on Sunday, Zombieland star Woody Harrelson revealed that he will play the future smuggler’s mentor in Han Solo’s upcoming standalone film, verifying a rumor first reported earlier this month .
THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2017 REPORT: How the IoT is improving lives to transform the world
Through this exclusive study and in-depth research into the field, BI Intelligence details the components that make up IoT ecosystem. We size the IoT market in terms of device installations and investment through 2021. And we examine the importance of IoT providers, the challenges they face, and what they do with the data they collect. Finally, we take a look at the opportunities, challenges, and barriers related to mass adoption of IoT devices among consumers, governments, and enterprises.
How I Got My Attention Back
As I got closer to my goal — that mythical league on the horizon — I felt the algorithms turn on me . I sensed they knew I had a goal, and they turned that goal into an unobtainable carrot. Was I being paranoid? Maybe. The last day I played, I played for ten hours straight. Play the game slowly, a few minutes a day over months, and the algorithms are insidious. Play the game in a manic burst, and suddenly the algorithms feel laid bare. I spent only $40 over those five months, but those last ten hours were grueling. The closer I got to the goal, the more the algorithm would knock me down, set me up with what appeared to be easy wins only to have me lose. Disheartened, I’d try again, this time beating someone against whom I should have lost. Over and over this continued. It was so perfectly tuned to my most primitive set of chemical desires that it was actually beautiful — a thing of beauty. I could feel it moving beneath the screen. Its tendrils and my neurons moving with an eerie synchronicity. But of course, the lock-step relationship was weighted heavily towards the house; just as victory was once again in sight, I was back to my position ten moves and an hour prior.
Wikileaks Suddenly Wants to Vet This 'Donald Trump’ Guy
After Wikileaks spent most of the election focusing on revealing emails from Hillary Clinton and her constituents, the organization has taken a sudden interest in the guy who now sits in the oval office. On Sunday, the Julian Assange-led organization invited its followers to leak Trump’s tax returns to them—which Kellyanne Conway confirmed the administration would not release the documents on ABC’s “This Week.”
Foxconn CEO says investment for display plant in U.S. would exceed $7 billion
TAIPEI Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is considering setting up a display-making plant in the United States in an investment that would exceed $7 billion, company chairman and chief executive Terry Gou said on Sunday.
Power Rangers Trailers Get Morphed Into Original Intro
The second trailer for the upcoming Power Rangers flick may have been less foreboding than the first, but the movie still promises to be a dark and gritty reboot of the original series. Isn’t it time we had a little more fun with it?
A Japanese spacecraft has spotted a massive gravity wave in Venus’ atmosphere
The Japanese probe Akatsuki has observed a massive gravity wave in the atmosphere of Venus. This is not the first time such a wave was observed on the Solar System’s second planet, but it is the largest ever recorded, stretching just over 6,000 miles from end to end. Its features also suggest that the dynamics of Venus’ atmosphere are more complex than previously thought.
Samsung Note7 investigation findings reveal two major battery problems
In order to address future battery safety issues, Samsung announced new measures to check the quality of batteries as well as the formation of a battery safety advisory group. The new measures will include "a broad range of internal quality and safety processes to further enhance product safety including additional protocols such as the multi-layer safety measures and 8-Point Battery Safety Check ."
Australia to Replace Passports With Biometric Tech
“Our ability to harness the power of big data is increasing exponentially,” John Coyne, head of border security at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, told The Sydney Morning Herald . That may be true, but it doesn’t mean that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has even figured out what technology it will be using. “The department is asking tenderers to provide innovative solutions to allow arriving travelers to self-process,” a spokeswoman for immigration said. So, this is all contingent on the private sector coming forward and making it happen.
Custom High-Speed Camera Films 'Sonic Boom' of Light for the First Time
The explosive sound that is normally associated with a sonic boom occurs when an object goes faster than the speed of sound. An object that breaks the sound barrier is pushing the surrounding air away and it creates pressure waves in front of and behind the object. When these waves travel at such high speeds, they can’t avoid each other. When they come together, they become a single ear-splitting shock wave known as a Mach cone.
How Silicon Valley Utopianism Brought You the Dystopian Trump Presidency
But Trump’s inauguration provides a damning counterargument, an example of how each of those ideas can be exploited to advance the very values they were created to oppose. Universal access to computers created a greater audience for Trump’s culture-jamming Twitter feed. An outpouring of free information sowed confusion and created cover for half- and untruths. Trump used anti-authoritarian rhetoric to sow mistrust of the very institutions that might have provided a firewall against his own authoritarian tendencies. Democratizing the tools of creative production created not just ennobling art but a million shitposts and Pepe memes.
Twitter Apologizes for Making People Follow Donald Trump Against Their Will
People are a bit on edge at the moment when it comes to being forced to do things by now-President Donald Trump. When some users noticed that they were suddenly following the official Twitter account of the POTUS against their will yesterday, they freaked out. Now, Twitter has apologized.
iPhone 8 rumors: New depth sensors to power facial recognition and AR
Plausible? This is the first time we’ve heard about Apple incorporating new laser technology and facial recognition, but it wouldn’t come out of nowhere. Apple acquired Primesense and their infrared sensor technology in 2013, and the company just recently integrated facial recognition software in Photos for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. So it makes sense that the next evolution of this feature is for Apple to develop a camera with sensors that can perform facial recognition in real-time to create augmented reality experiences, similar to Snapchat’s selfie filters.
7 strategies for raising confident girls in the Trump era
One way for girls to develop their power and confidence in the next few years is to focus on being part of the solution, Weiner says. This can be very personal, such as a girl deciding that she doesn't want to talk negatively about other girls online. She can also decide to get involved with neighborhood or community efforts to make a positive difference. Both types of solution-oriented behavior can lead to feelings of self-empowerment.
Lifehacker on Twitter
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Trump Now Inherits an Expansive Surveillance State
Obama’s eleventh-hour move to expand access to the raw data feeds of American citizens sets up Trump’s team to advance smoothly on these goals. But the outgoing president’s mixed record on digital liberties also reveals a path forward. Even on a topic as technical and secretive as surveillance, public opinion can play an enormous role in shaping policy. To see how, we have to flash back to exactly three years ago—to January 2014.
Apple is reportedly reinventing the iPhone's fingerprint reader
Future iPhones may revolve around more than just an eye-catching curved display . KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who frequently (though not always) has a knack for hardware scoops, believes that Apple is designing a whole new Touch ID fingerprint reader for future iPhones and iPads. In order for Apple to virtually eliminate bezels, it needs a reader that sits under the screen -- and that means a brand new optical sensor. Development is underway, the analyst says, but development is still early enough that the technology might not be ready in time for the 2017 iPhone.
China’s Big Takeover Plan: Build Every Gadget Imaginable
This outsourced-but-integrated approach could make Xiaomi among the first to offer a complete portfolio of connected devices, controlled by a single app—Mi Home. It wants to be The Everything Company. And because it sits right next to some of the world’s biggest manufacturers, Xiaomi just might pull it off. No waiting weeks or months for prototypes to come back, no sending engineers and product designers on expensive trips to faraway factories. “It’s a unique model that I haven’t seen before, and that I think is only viable for a company that comes from China,” says Hugo Barra, the company’s global VP and English-speaking spokesman. Xiaomi isn’t alone in thinking this way, either. LeEco, Huawei, and Lenovo are among the companies who’ve found they can do more, faster, than competitors in the US and Europe.
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.
CEO Secrets: How to make a small business really big - BBC News
But what's it like to turn a very small company into a huge, multinational one? In the age of the internet and the app store, it's more possible than ever to take a business idea from bedroom to global boardroom.