Sega adds 'OutRun' and other classic soundtracks to Spotify
Set your weekend to "Sonic the Hedgehog," "Virtua Fighter" and a slew of other chiptunes.
Driving the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
The Bolt is designed to be approachable and at least a little familiar at first, even though it’s actually a very different kind of car under the hood,..
The sound of impending failure
If we can find a way to automate listening itself, we would be able to more intelligently monitor our world and its machines day and night. We could predict..
Federal court halts Trump’s immigration ban
The federal court for the Eastern District of New York issued an emergency stay halting deportations under President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry to the US from seven majority-Muslim countries tonight, following widespread protests at airports around the country.
Lyft donates $1M to the ACLU, condemns Trump’s immigration actions
Ride hailing provider Lyft has taken a strong stance against Trump’s new immigration actions and ban on Muslim refugees (which Rudy Giuliani admitted is exactly what it was intended to be on Fox News on Sunday morning). In an email sent to users, Lyft noted that it is “firmly against these actions, and will not be silent to issues that threat the value of the community.”
Trump immigration ban sends shockwaves through tech
Microsoft, Uber, Apple, Google: How the tech world responded to Trump's immigration ban
Google, Microsoft, Apple, Uber speak out.
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Google reacts to Trump immigration order by recalling staff
New York Daily News reported that green card and valid visa holders were already blocked from boarding flights to the US as soon as a few hours after the order was signed. Since the Google employees from those countries are definitely at risk of being blocked from flying back, the tech titan asked them to reach out to the company's security, travel, and immigration teams for assistance. "No one is really sure whether a green card holder from these seven countries can return to the US now," immigration lawyer Ava Benach told Bloomberg . "It's fairly clear that an H-1B visa holder can't."
Airbnb offers free housing to people stranded by Trump's travel ban
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What's Your Favorite Quote From Science Fiction?
Science fiction has a lot of great quotes that have stood the test of time. Funny, inspiring, just beautifully written sentences—there are a lot to choose from. So what’s your favorite? What’s the quotation you find yourself saying all the time?
Uber sets up $3 million fund for drivers hurt by immigration ban
Uber's responses are an improvement on its relative silence early on, but they're not going to placate critics who've been deleting their accounts in protest. Kalanick's objection to the immigration ban has been relatively muted, and many have blamed it on his participation in Trump's policy forum -- if you believe his opponents, he doesn't want to rock the boat and risk losing political power. The stance is certainly softer than that of Lyft, which has vowed to donate to the ACLU and has decried Trump's policy as un-American. While the defense fund and other steps will definitely help drivers left in the lurch, it may be hard for Uber to shake the notion that it isn't helping as much as it could.
Musk: Trump ban will unfairly hurt some immigrants
Musk: Trump ban will unfairly hurt some immigrants
The Tesla CEO, who has Trump's ear, offered a cautious statement late in the day.
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As #DeleteUber Trends, Lyft Pledges $1 Million to ACLU
Following Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s limp response to Trump’s “Muslim ban,” Lyft has decided to put its money where its mouth is. The ridesharing rival announced today that it will donate a million dollars to the ACLU to “defend our constitution.”
iOS 10 – iOS 10.2 Compatible Jailbreak Tweaks and Apps
If you have already jailbroken your iOS 10.2 device using the latest Yalu jailbreak, you have to be extra careful with the tweaks that you install from Cydia. Installing an incompatible jailbreak tweak can create issues on your device, and in some cases, may put your device into a continuous bootloop and force you to restore to the latest iOS firmware to fix the problem.
iOS 10.2 Yalu Jailbreak Now Supports All 64-bit Devices except iPhone 7 and iPad Air 2
The good news is that Luca released an update for the jailbreak today to support all 64-bit devices, except iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPad Air 2. The latest jailbreak update brings support for the following 64-bit devices:
How to Create a Social Media Marketing Plan : Social Media Examiner
Before you do anything, start by listening . Identify which buying cycle categories your target audience goes through and which people in your organization are best suited to engage with each consumer persona. Then set up a process and training to connect the right customers with the right people at the right time to scale your engagement and improve your social media marketing results.
How to Make Your Voice Heard in Politics Between Elections
You don’t need to wait four years before you get your next say in how the government is run. Presidents get a lot of coverage, but there are also plenty of day-to-day decisions in government, both national and local, that shape our laws and lives. Here’s how you can make your voice heard before election day rolls around again.
It's Officially Easier to Count the Marvel Characters Who Aren't in Infinity War
There are characters from movies not even out yet who are being added to Avengers: Infinity War . At this point, if you are in the MCU and you haven’t been asked to show up in Infinity War , I would really worry.
Jiobit is less embarrassing than a leash for your kid
One developer has upped the ante with a device called Jiobit, which will be available for pre-order this spring. The small, clip-on device combines Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and cellular triangulation in a sort of hybrid system of location tracking that we haven't seen from other kid-tracking products. Jiobit's creators said it will have a 2-month battery life, accurate tracking indoors and outdoors along with machine learning to map the typical patterns of the child over time to notify parents of deviations.
Canada to offer temporary residency to travelers stranded by U.S
OTTAWA/TORONTO Canada will offer temporary residency to any travelers stranded by U.S. President Donald Trump's orders temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries, a senior official said on Sunday.
Everything You Need to Know About Blush, and How to Apply It
Blush is one of those products that we grew up seeing on our mom’s vanity and in the handbag of every glamorous woman we looked up to, but when we have it in-hand, we’re “now what?” Let’s talk about what it is, what it’s for, and how best to use it.
Chicago gets smart cities boost with CIVIQ Wi-Fi project
Chicago will be the site of another smart city initiative as CIVIQ Smartscapes announced plans to launch a new Wi-Fi powered pilot project.
The Best Gaming Laptops of 2017
In terms of display size, a 15-inch screen is the sweet spot for a gaming laptop. You can buy larger 17-inch displays, but this can jack up the weight to way beyond 5 pounds. We've seen 12-pound "portables" in the gaming sector that will definitely weigh down your backpack. We recommend at least a full HD (1,920-by-1,080-resolution) screen. Larger displays are capable of giving you higher-than-1080p resolutions, but choose wisely, as QHD+ (3,200-by-1,800) resolution will boost the final cost twice: first for the panel, and second for the higher-quality graphics card needed to drive it. Because they usually require dual GPUs for the smoothest gameplay at native resolution, 4K (3,840-by-2,160-resolution) gaming laptops are becoming more common, but they're still expensive. And keep in mind that because only the most powerful graphics cards are able to render complex animation at playable frame rates across the full screen at 4K, so a 1080p screen may actually be a better use of your money if all you do is game.
4 things that will last in your pantry indefinitely
Just make sure you keep your honey in a jar with a lid that screws on tightly to keep out insects, moisture and impurities. Also, make sure you don't get bread crumbs, jam or any other food bits in your honey. The bits will mold, which will get mold in your honey. Moisture in your honey will also make your honey go bad, so keep it sealed and don't dip wet utensils into the jar.
Apple’s hidden multi-billion dollar business could be the star of Tuesday's earnings
The big story is that Apple has faced three consecutive quarters of overall year-on-year declines in revenue, which is expected to rebound this quarter if the iPhone — which accounts for two-thirds of Apple's revenue — and other Apple products had a big holiday season. The holiday quarter is Apple's biggest quarter.
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I'm a big fan of the proposal laid out in the Hyperloop Alpha document. But these maglev vactrains in the "competition" have nothing interesting about them by comparison to the Hyperloop Alpha low pressure ground-effect train system. They throw the advantages of Alpha out the window, in favour of age-old concepts with economic problems (maintaining a hard vacuum, cost of maglev track vs. plain pipe, etc) that have similarly been known about for ages.
Border patrol agents are checking the Facebook accounts of people who are being held in limbo for approval to enter the U.S., according to a Saturday tweet by immigration lawyer Mana Yegani that was spotted by The Independent... Yegani, who is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, told CNET that checking phones has been reported by other lawyers as part of the vetting process. "[G]oing through passengers phones from the seven banned countries happens when the individual is interrogated (put under extreme vetting)," Yegani said.
Yegani told The Independent that she and other lawyers have been fielding calls from people who are already cleared to live in America , but are getting stuck at the border regardless. "These are people that are coming in legally. They have jobs here and they have vehicles here," Yegani said in the report.
The First Things You Should Do After Paying Off a Big Debt
Once you pay off a big debt (or even better, all your debt), the last thing you want to do is ruin your progress by going right back into debt. Many people do, though. To avoid this, take a minute to think about where your debt came from in the first place and how long it took you to get out. It’s easier to get back into certain types of debt than others. For example, you’re probably less likely to rack up student loan debt again than credit card debt.
Thanks to Trump ties, #DeleteUber campaign grows on social media
The coming months will show what any openness to Trump's agenda, the Muslim travel ban notwithstanding, means for a company's public image and bottom line. After all, perception of Uber matters not just in the U.S., but in Muslim countries like Pakistan and Indonesia, and everywhere it operates.
Hugo Barra left Xiaomi to run VR at Facebook
Barra is obviously a talented technology executive, having worked on the development of Android at Google from 2010 to 2013, and as we noted earlier, helping to raise Xiaomi’s global profile from 2013 onward. Zuckerberg didn’t say much in his post beyond the usual jargon used to effusively introduce someone to a new technology role, but it’s also worth noting that this isn’t only for Oculus; it’s for all of Facebook’s virtual reality and augmented reality efforts, which presumably will extend beyond the headset-required Oculus experience.
Russia's deadliest new war machines
Not all of Russia's nukes are mounted on trucks. As part of the country's nuclear triad -- and, again, to replace an aging Cold War stock -- a new generation of submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) will soon be loaded onto a new generation of Borei-class nuclear subs, such as the Alexander Nevsky, seen here.
Poll of voting intentions shows France's Fillon lost ground to centrist Macron
PARIS French presidential frontrunner Francois Fillon lost ground in his campaign for this spring's election to centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, according to a Kantar-Sofres poll of voting intentions for Le Figaro newspaper published on Sunday.
Airbnb offers free housing for refugees
Airbnb offers free housing for refugees
CEO Brian Chesky says to contact him for help
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The Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Cases for Every Level of Protection
It’s only fair to trust the people who make the iPhone 7 to make decent cases for it. Well the Apple Leather Case is more than decent — it’s a fantastic mid-range case. That is, it offers just about enough protection for the majority of customers. It protects against scratches, bumps, and maybe even light drops too. Plus the Leather Case is sleek as can be. I’m currently rocking the black color on my black iPhone 7 Plus and it looks tremendous, especially with the machined aluminum buttons on the sides. The Leather case, being made of authentic leather, isn’t cheap though. If you want a great mid-range alternative, try Apple’s Silicone Case for $10 less.
How IoT is improving the value of industrial automation in oil and gas
A major oil company has also launched an IoT project to cloud-enable the sale of liquid natural gas at filling stations, bringing a new level of predictive and other analysis to suppliers. Gateway appliances at each station collect data from the fuel pumps and send it to a cloud platform that enables monitoring of consumption rates and inventory. Long-term, the project is expected to result in design improvements for pumping stations and other equipment.
Netflix shows get top nods at 2017 SAG Awards
"The Crown," "Stranger Things" and "Orange is the New Black" score at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, demonstrating yet again that online shows are gaining momentum -- and respect.
Winona Ryder experienced every human emotion on stage at the SAGs
But it's Winona Ryder's facial expressions during her cast-mate's acceptance speech that deserve some recognition all their own.
Francis Ford Coppola is kickstarting an Apocalypse Now video game
According to Deadline, the game will be financed in part through Kickstarter , which is looking to raise $900,000 before the end of February. The description describes the project as an “immersive, psychedelic horror RPG,” one in which players will be forced to make a lot of difficult decisions. Coppola’s production company, American Zoetrope, has partnered with a group of game developers, who explained that they didn’t want to license out their story for the first-person shooter or mobile game that they were advised by bigger publishers to do. This also appears to be a project that Coppola has been trying to get together for a number of years , one that’s now landed at Kickstarter’s door for funding.
Bryan Cranston knows what Lyndon B. Johnson would say to Trump, and it's not pretty
Bryan Cranston knows what Lyndon B. Johnson would say to Trump, and it's not pretty
The Apple Watch will soon get new Siri powers and Theater Mode
The watchOS update will also include a feature called Theater Mode, which will keep your watch from lighting up or making sound when you’re, say, a dark movie theater (hence the name). You’ll still feel haptic feedback from notifications on your wrist, but Theater Mode will disable the raise to wake function when you move your wrist. If you want to see the notification, just tap the watch face or press the Digital Crown.
This Astoundingly Complex Visualization Untangles Trump’s Business Ties
Anyone with more than one connection is bolded and hyperlinked, dropping you into a rabbit hole of connections. Clicking on Josh Kushner (Jared’s brother), leads to page listing familiar tech companies he’s involved in. Click on Melania Trump and you’ll see all the way’s she’s connected to her husband’s businesses.
Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature rear fingerprint scanner and desktop dock
Perhaps most intriguing is the theory that Samsung might indeed be moving forward with its desktop-like functionality that would offer users a legitimate PC-experience straight from their smartphones . The feature will ultimately allow S8 owners to plug their device to a monitor – as well as other peripherals like a mouse and a keyboard – for an improvised desktop experience.
Machine learning could finally crack the 4,000-year-old Indus script
In 1872 a British general named Alexander Cunningham, excavating an area in what was then British-controlled northern India, came across something peculiar. Buried in some ruins, he uncovered a small, one inch by one inch square piece of what he described as smooth, black, unpolished stone engraved with strange symbols — lines, interlocking ovals, something resembling a fish — and what looked like a bull etched underneath. The general, not recognizing the symbols and finding the bull to be unlike other Indian animals, assumed the artifact wasn’t Indian at all but some misplaced foreign token. The stone, along with similar ones found over the next few years, ended up in the British Museum. In the 1920s many more of these artifacts, by then known as seals, were found and identified as evidence of a 4,000-year-old culture now known as the Indus Valley Civilization, the oldest known Indian civilization to date.
Baby dolphin dies after tourists pull it out of the water for selfies, report says
This answer may apply to the fact that tourists in the seaside resort of San Bernardo, Argentina, dragged a baby dolphin out of the water so that they could take selfies with it.
Apple is releasing a Find My AirPods feature
To help out with the trickier issue of locating missing headphones that have been separated from their case, Apple is able to blast sound out of each earbud (so long as it has some remaining power). That’s by no means an assurance that you’ll find a lost earbud, especially if you drop it outside, but it could be pretty helpful if one goes missing around the house.
This Tutorial Shows You How to Fake Tilt Shift Videos
...you can “trick” your viewers into seeing the result as a miniature world and not just a regular image with blur attached. You’re trying to make it look like this is a scale model, and we’re used to scale models (toys in general) being colorful and vibrant, not dull and muted like our world often is. Ignore this advice at your own peril.
Study: Uber Doesn’t Put Taxi Drivers Out of Work, But Does Drive Down Pay
However, the study also confirmed critics’ fears about pay, finding that Uber drove down the earnings of traditionally-employed taxi drivers by as much as 10%. The authors argue that this decline was offset market-wide by the increased earnings of Uber drivers themselves, driven by the Uber app's efficient matching of drivers with customers.
Corpse of Weasel Killed by Large Hadron Collider Displayed in Twisted Museum Exhibition
The Large Hadron Collider is the largest and most complex machine in the world, but it only took one adventurous weasel to shut it down in November of last year. The unfortunate fellow jumped over a substation fence and was hit by 18,000 volts of electricity. Now, its stuffed corpse is on display at the Rotterdam Natural History Museum.
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Apple has allegedly begun removing Iranian iOS apps from the App store
Reports coming out of Iran suggest that Apple has allegedly started removing iOS apps originating from the country’s startups and developers. Prior to this, Apple had, in a limited manner, opened up its App Store to Iranians in September 2016 and appeared to be gradually lifting some of the limitations, periodically, since then.
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D-Wave is now shipping its new $15 million, 10-foot tall quantum computer
Quantum computing is a very complicated subject branch of computer science that could one day radically change the way our computers function. At the forefront of that field is a Canadian company called D-Wave, which created the world’s biggest quantum computing chip last year, with over 2000 qubits (quantum bits) to perform calculations. Now, that chip is finally shipping in a 10-foot-tall, $15 million dollar quantum computer called the D-Wave 2000Q , which is a successor to the company’s earlier 1000Q, which only had half the number of qubits.
How to Find Affordable Health Insurance During This Year’s Open Enrollment
Health insurance: you’re screwed with it, and really screwed without it. This year we’re in for an extra treat, because premiums are set to increase by record amounts. Want a fighting chance at getting insurance you can afford? Here’s what you need to know.