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Yes, 'Beyond Good and Evil 2' is still happening

'Beyond Good and Evil 2' hasn't been cancelled. Rejoice!

Coldplay drops 'Hymn for the Weekend' video, starring Beyoncé

Coldplay's latest video features Beyoncé and Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor.

Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd battle it out at Quantum Chess

Stephen Hawkings and Marvel's Ant-Man - AKA actor Paul Rudd - have been enlisted in the fight to make quantum mechanics something that everyone understands.

Donald Trump has flip-flopped so much that Stephen Colbert hosted a Trump vs. Trump debate


This video powerfully reminds the ad industry that women are not objects

A new video tackles how women are depicted in ads -- and it's using a simple Google search to start the conversation.

Professional baby panda hugger is the dream job

Giving new meaning to "bear hugs"

How to Fold an Origami F-16 Plane

In this instructable, I will teach you how to fold the plain awesome origami F-16! This model is not nearly as hard to fold as it looks, so don't be deterred by its complex appearance. Despite the sad fact that this particular plane doesn't fly too well, it never fails to impress. If you want to see my youtube video on how to make this same model, just click How To Fold an Origami F-16 to see a tutorial that is slightly easier to follow. So lets get started!

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Google breaks its silence on how much they paid the guy who briefly owned

Of course, it was short lived, and Ved had no intentions of actually keeping the domain name, but Google decided to offer a financial reward anyway. At the time, Ved declined to share how much this reward was, but he did note that it was “more than $10,000.”

4 This is Microsoft’s iPhone keyboard

Microsoft is  bringing its Windows Phone keyboard to iOS . The software giant is currently testing an early version of the keyboard internally, and will make it available to public testers soon. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the iOS keyboard includes a special one-handed mode.

How butterflies self-medicate

Just like us, the monarch butterfly sometimes gets sick thanks to a nasty parasite. But biologist Jaap de Roode noticed something interesting about the butterflies he was studying — infected female butterflies would choose to lay their eggs on a specific kind of plant that helped their offspring avoid getting sick. How do they know to choose this plant? Think of it as “the other butterfly effect” — which could teach us to find new medicines for the treatment of human disease.

Mark Zuckerberg is now the sixth richest person in the world

The Facebook founder and CEO (and America's favorite dad ) saw his net worth surge overnight Wednesday to around $47 billion on the strength of the social network's latest quarterly results, pushing Zuckerberg up to number six on the list of the world's richest people, according to data from Bloomberg's Billionaires Index.

Watch As A Robot Solves A Rubik's Cube In Just 1.019 Seconds

That's pretty darned impressive, but as the video above shows, the robot created by software engineers Jay Flatland and Paul Rose solved it in just 1.019 seconds during its fastest run.

Report: Google testing 5G drones that deliver internet 40 times faster than 4G

Report: Google testing 5G drones that deliver internet 40 times faster than 4G

The End of Twitter - The New Yorker

Ultimately, Twitter’s service is so confused and undifferentiated in the market that it’s increasingly difficult to make a clear case for its existence. There are a small handful of features Facebook might add, or a separate app that it could easily create (as it did with Messenger and the photo-sharing stand-alone feature Moments) that would provide a similar but more consistent experience, with vastly more reach than anything the company can provide today (or tomorrow, for that matter). This is especially notable to all of us in the world of media, the people who fill these services with highly valuable and hotly traded “content,” such as the piece you’re currently reading. Social media is a scale game or a product game, and Twitter is failing at both.

Sorry, But Your Facebook Friends Don't Care About You

In a study of nearly 3,400 Facebook users, Robin Dunbar, who's best known for establishing Dunbar's number, or the idea that people can only maintain approximately 150 stable relationships, has found that in the event of an "emotional crisis," only 4.1 of Facebook friends can be counted on. What's worse, just 13.6 Facebook friends will ever share any form of sympathy with friends going through issues.

Obama Pledges $4 Billion to Computer Science in US Schools

Under the president’s plan, the Department of Education will divide the $4 billion over three years to states that propose well-designed five-year plans to increase computer science access in classrooms. Along with billions in federal funding, the initiative also includes commitments from philanthropists and some of the country’s largest tech companies to help increase opportunities for computer science training, especially for underrepresented groups.

Apple reportedly has hundreds of people working on a secret virtual reality team

Apple CEO Tim Cook this week said virtual reality  "has some interesting applications," so much so the company has already compiled a secret team of hundreds of people to work on the technology,  according to the Financial Times . The team was created, the FT says, through calculated acquisitions and the poaching of virtual and augmented reality experts from competitors like Microsoft and camera companies like Lytro. The group marks Apple's second under-the-wraps foray into virtual reality, having once tried in the mid-2000s under former CEO Steve Jobs before scrapping the project because the technology wasn't advanced enough yet, according to the FT .

Stories cut from paper

With scissors and paper, artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices.

The internet is shaming Nikon for awarding prize to a Photoshopped picture, and it's awesome

Nikon makes some stellar photography kit, but it doesn’t seem to have an eye for end results. The company’s Singapore branch recently awarded a prize for a seemingly impressive photo, except that it was just a bad Photoshop job.

SpaceX's Elon Musk wants to send humans to start colonizing Mars by 2025

At a startup festival in Hong Kong, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he will announce plans for a Mars-bound spacecraft later this year, with goals of sending humans to the Red Planet by 2025.

Tesla may start mirroring apps from smartphones on its big touchscreen

Tesla is considering allowing smartphone apps from an iPhone or Android device to be mirrored on its giant 17-inch center console display, rather than building its own native app development kit for developers, which the company had hinted at several years ago.

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ICYMI: Tim Cook’s Apple’s focus on India is insanely great … via @computerworld

All the Awesome Cosplay from PAX South - IGN

PAX South is in full swing, and IGN is committed to bringing you photos and videos of all the coolest cosplay on the show floor and beyond. I will be shooting all three days and updating this very page with new photos and videos, so make sure you bookmark it so you don't miss a single awesome costume.

'Star Wars' and the coming holographic cinema revolution

"What we're experimenting with and planning around is to actually give you more of what could be happening in the convergence of that story," says Gaeta of AR storytelling's promise. "What happened just before. What happens just after. What's happening around the boundaries. ... Without getting too into 'Choose your own adventure' and going into crazy multi-branching, what we're trying to do is show you that, in this moment in time, in this space that you happen to be standing in, there are things still going on around the periphery of the story for you to find. And if you wanna go free, you can do that, too."

Porn film accidentally plays during funeral service in Wales

Lewis was driving his pregnant wife and their three-year-old daughter in a Daihatsu Sirion when it crashed into a Peugeot 307 on New Year's Eve. The couple's son was born three months premature via Caesarean section after concerns that he might be in distress, but he died the same day.

Asus G752 review: A slightly slimmed gaming giant

When shopping for a big, bulky gaming laptop, the kind that will take any new game and crank it up to high settings at full HD resolution without a problem, there are generally two camps to choose from. The first is a legion of smaller boutique PC builders, from Origin PC to Velocity Micro, who take ugly off-the-shelf laptop shells and stuff them with carefully tweaked gaming parts. The second is machine from an established major league PC brand, such as Asus, Dell/Alienware or Acer, which all have custom-built bodies and slick designs, but at the loss of that hand-crafted care that comes with a boutique PC.

The problem with Postmedia: Olive | Toronto Star

Rather than invest to improve this country’s journalism, Godfrey has been channelling William Randolph Hearst, ordering all Postmedia publications to endorse the Harper government’s bid for re-election in October. So much for the local editorial autonomy long enjoyed by certain of the larger Postmedia papers when they were owned by the Southam family, which prided itself on their papers’ independence. Then again, when you’re publishing local papers, it’s only common (and commercial) sense that your papers reflect the views of the community and not Toronto head office.

Why the hell is Be Like Bill deemed a bigger privacy risk than '123456' as our password?

On the off chance you’ve not been on the Internet over the past week, there’s a stick figure meme going around with your friends’ names citing short statements and prompting people to be like them.

8 time tracking tools that can skyrocket productivity

As you seek to make your business more productive, you can run into efficiency roadblocks. You know how you spend your own time , but how do you teach employees about the specifics of prioritization and show them where they’re wasting time ? Looking for an actionable solution, I asked eight members of Young Enreprenur Council ( YEC ) the following:

Apple seeds second watchOS 2.2 beta to developers

To download the new beta software, you’ll need to be running an iPhone with the new iOS 9.3 beta already installed. You’ll then open the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone, head into General and tap on Software Update. The Apple Watch has to have at least 50 percent battery, has to be placed on the Apple Watch charger, and has to be in range of the iPhone equipped with iOS 9.3.

More Samsung Galaxy S7 Leaks Appear Ahead of MWC

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Amazon's rent-a-Buddhist-monk service causes controversy in Japan

"Today, nobody comes to temples asking for us to perform funerals for their parents," Watanabe said in an interview before the service, at which he chanted in front of an altar decorated with chrysanthemum flowers and Kakeru's photo in a black frame. "I'm hoping that a service like this, a brainchild of the Internet age, could make Buddhist temples a more approachable place for everyone."

Obama Pledges $4 Billion to Computer Science in US Schools

Under the president’s plan, the Department of Education will divide the $4 billion over three years to states that propose well-designed five-year plans to increase computer science access in classrooms. Along with billions in federal funding, the initiative also includes commitments from philanthropists and some of the country’s largest tech companies to help increase opportunities for computer science training, especially for underrepresented groups.

China Just Released True Color HD Photos Of The Moon

This month, the China National Space Administration released all of the images from their recent moon landing to the public. There are now hundreds and hundreds of never-before-seen true color, high definition photos of the lunar surface available for download.

30 Mashable GIF on Twitter

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31 How virtual reality feels

We played table tennis. I grabbed a paddle in one hand, a ball in the other, tossed the ball in the air, and served it. This is trickier than it sounds. She missed the ball and served it again. I missed it, then served again, this time a bit too hard, and the ball flew out into empty space. The balls respawned on the table. We kept playing. Following Oculus’ script — made to showcase the platform — my guide grabbed a glass-looking globe and smashed it, suddenly reducing the gravity in the room to spacewalk simulator levels. We played a bit more. Table tennis was easier that way.

Backblaze, the cloud backup service, will now loan you a hard drive full of your data

Backblaze, my preferred cloud backup service for a few years now, is today making it a bit easier and cheaper to restore all of your data if your computer should ever crash or get lost / stolen. The company has always let subscribers ($5 per month) pay $189 to receive an external hard drive with a full copy of their backup. But maybe you don't need yet another external drive that'll just end up sitting around collecting dust. So now Backblaze is giving customers another option: send it back within 30 days for a full refund.

Microsoft to make email, calendar reminders smarter with Cortana | ZDNet

Cortana will be able to review and suggest new reminders based on emails that users send. Microsoft is using machine-learning techniques to identify languages in emails that suggest a time commitment. (Example: "I'll finish this by end of day.") Cortana will proactively ask users if they want to set reminders for a task based on that langauge.

How to Use Native Ads to Support Your Social Media Marketing : Social Media Examiner

Additional benefits of native ads include SEO and social proof. Promoted posts on a strong social media site get your message in front of a larger audience and can drive traffic back to your website or blog. Native ads can be especially helpful if you have a new site and haven’t had time to build up strong SEO.

Used iPhone 6 could be the bargain you're looking for

This latest version of the iPhone, which is expected to have a 4-inch screen similar to the older iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S, is expected to shake up the predictable upgrade cycle for Apple iPhones. For several years, Apple has introduced a new iPhone annually in the fall. The introduction of a new 4-inch iPhone six months after the iPhone 6S's debut would be a big departure. While it's expected that prices for previous-generation devices decline over time, Stuparu predicts that values on older iPhones, especially the iPhone 6, could decline more rapidly as the launch of a new device nears.

ICYMI: Printing in 4D, solar panel breakthrough and more

ICYMI: Printing in 4D, solar panel breakthrough and more

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FPV racing drones. The top pilots in the world. Epic courses. Join us for the entire DRL 2016 Season where we’ll crown the world champion as the best FPV pilot on the planet.

Facebook's Live Video simplifies live streaming for everyone

So while Facebook's Live Video feature is the easier to access compared to Periscope, it's also the one with a more limited audience. Unless you're a celebrity or someone with a verified page, you're unlikely to really get full use out of the Live Video feature on a regular basis. That said, I can still see the appeal. Perhaps you want to livestream your ski down the mountains in Tahoe or your baby's first steps and you don't necessarily want the world to see it. In that case, Live Video could be valuable add-on to your timeline so you can share that special moment with family and friends. You could also use Periscope for that of course -- it has a private friends-only mode too -- but not everyone wants or needs to get an extra app just for this extra function. It remains to be seen if Facebook users will actually use this feature, but the fact that it's right there in the app makes it that much easier for people to at least give it a try.


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See all the cute body-positive dolls designed to be better than Barbie

The pitch : Created by former Bill Blass designer Robert Tonner in 2002, the dolls took their namesake and likeness from plus size model Emme. They shared Barbie's signature blonde tresses but sported a more realistic and relatable frame. While media was quick to dub Emme dolls as body positive alternatives to Barbie, Tonner was reluctant to dive into that issue. Tonner, per the Los Angeles Times , "would rather talk about the beauty and timeless style of Emme (the person) than the messy issues surrounding feminism, Barbie and eating disorders...If he's out to make any statement, it's more "Emme is beautiful" than "Big is beautiful."" The cost: Starting at $59.99 Still on the market? Tonner stopped making the dolls a few years ago, but you can still buy old versions.

Google Gets Romantic With Valentine's Day Nexus Sale

And while there is nothing inherently romantic about a new gadget, Google hopes to entice tech lovers with its steamy rollbacks. Consumers can now pick up the 32GB Matte Gold Nexus 6P for $449, or any 16GB Nexus 5X for $299 (though, as of press time, the ice blue color option was out of stock).

Why walking is the ideal speed to see the world

Sarah Marquis will call her parents to let her know she’s coming to visit — and she’ll be there in a week. That’s because her preferred mode of transport is on foot, and from her house in the Swiss Alps to her folks up north is a seven-day, cross-country hike. She wouldn’t choose to arrive a moment sooner. “Walking is the perfect speed for us,” says Marquis, who believes that modern-day commuters, hurtling through the world at unnatural speeds, have lost a profound connection to their surroundings. Marquis has made a career out of walking extreme distances, up to 12,000 miles in one trip, and

Why Everything We've Been Told About Happiness Is Flawed

"Begin by saying, ‘Today I care about this.’ Then fix that one thing," he says. "We can worry about all of the problems of the world and do nothing, or we can be happy that there are tremendous opportunities that we can plug into. This is an opportunity to redefine our lives and find our happiness."

How Bluesmart's connected luggage nearly got me kicked off a flight

At $399 a bag, I would hold off on making the purchase until further software and design improvements are made. With it being one of the first products of its kind, the TSA is still getting adjusted to ‘smart’ items making their way through security. I’d also recommend Bluesmart add a TSA explainer for the bag in case this happens to someone else.

Carol Burnett's slippers were the most important SAG red carpet look

The comedy legend showed up on the red carpet wearing fuzzy slippers, listened to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler praise her and then strolled up to the stage on the arm of Steve Carell to pick up a Lifetime Achievement Award.

In powerful SAGs acceptance speech, Viola Davis says actors don't have to be likable

In powerful SAGs acceptance speech, Viola Davis says actors don't have to be likable

Noomi Rapace Won't Be Returning To Space With Alien: Covenant

This makes a bit of sense: there’s been some re-writes, and given the name change, it seems like Fox is more than willing to let the idea of a separate Prometheus franchise die off, and simply go back to the franchise that they should have just stuck with in the first place.

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'Gilmore Girls' is officially coming back to Netflix

All the signs have been there , but now it's official: Gilmore Girls will be coming back via Netflix. News of the series' revival broke last fall , and all the evidence had pointed towards the show coming back for real. But until today, Netflix hadn't actually confirmed that the show would be the latest reboot to find a home with the service. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. and Netflix both have confirmed its return with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and the majority of the show's original cast. Netflix also appears to have confirmed the news with a pretty ridiculous and awesome tweet.

Louis C.K. Surprises Fans With New Show

Steve Buscemi co-stars in the show, which Louis C.K. released Saturday morning with just a few words of introduction: “Go here to watch it. We hope you like it.” The star offers no explanation of the show, merely calling it “a brand new thing from Louis C.K.” The show appears to center on an Irish bar, Horace and Pete’s. Alan Alda, Nick DiPaolo, Aidy Bryant, Edie Falco, Kurt Metzger and Steven Wright all make appearances.

51 Apple's Tim Cook: Virtual reality is 'really cool'
52 US Transportation Secretary says Elon Musk's Hyperloop could be the next ‘moonshot'
53 Health Agency Says Theranos Lab Practices Pose “Immediate Jeopardy” To Patient Safety
54 iPhone 5se: This Could Be The One 4-Inch Smartphone Worth Caring About
55 Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them
56 Why Your Stubborn Kid Will Probably Be A Wildly Successful Adult
57 Samsung Galaxy S7 might not bring a revolutionary design
58 What Happened In Flint Doesn't Mean You Should Stop Drinking Tap Water
59 This White House makeover for President Trump is tasteful and understated
60 Elon Musk gives Tesla a $100 million vote of confidence before earnings
61 Telegraph Academy Bootcamp Teaches People Of Color How To Code
62 Drake drops new track, "Summer Sixteen"
63 on Twitter
64 Onfleet Has Powered Over 1 Million On-Demand Deliveries
65 Apple asks FCC to See its MFi Accessories as Hearing Aids
66 HP launches rugged Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition laptop from $199 | ZDNet
67 Facebook Bans Private Sale of Guns
68 Labour asks British government to explain basis of Google tax deal
69 Beowulf on Twitter
70 Mashable on Twitter
71 Real Iowans explain caucuses to the rest of us
72 How To Tell If You're "That Person" In Your Office
73 A Response to “The End of Twitter”
74 Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge revealed in new leaked image
75 The Official Microsoft ASP.NET Site
76 Girl who accidentally dressed like a hotel is your new fashion icon
77 Amid denials, state workers in Flint got clean water
78 How to Grow Your Facebook Fans Without a Budget : Social Media Examiner
79 Why we should trust scientists
80 The danger of science denial
81 Marvin Minsky Reflects on a Life in AI | MIT Technology Review
82 Apple Can Still Read Your End-to-End Encrypted iMessages
83 Fun with a new data set: Chang'e 3 lander and Yutu rover camera data
84 Want to eat well? Forget about willpower
85 What are animals thinking and feeling?
86 Twelve Tomorrows
87 Gaudy 200-year-old pistol hides a beautiful secret
89 Lessons in courage, from a team of Japanese firefighters
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91 Why Women Should Ditch the Silicon Valley Dress Code