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Atlanta is a dreamy, dark love letter to the black experience

In one of many shining, surreal moments in FX’s new series Atlanta, chronic underachiever Earnest "Earn" Marks (Donald Glover) is riding the bus home with his baby daughter. Weary and maybe less...

The iPhone's legacy, 10 years later

Apple's smartphone took existing tech and made it accessible to everyone.

Drone picks up delightful footage of a gray whale and her calf

"Stick the GoPro in the water!"

How the web reacted when it learned about the first iPhone

I'll never forget where I was when Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone on January 9, 2007, at Macworld Expo in San Fran

'Final Fantasy XV' out-of-bounds glitch reveals an unused open world

Players have found vast unused landscapes late in the game's story.

Google just made one of the most expensive self-driving car components a lot cheaper

The Alphabet-owned company Waymo has slashed the price of high-resolution mapping LIDAR sensors by 90%, down from around

The Internet Won’t Let Trump Get Away With Insulting Meryl Streep

There are certain things you just can't do. Calling Meryl Streep overrated is one of them.

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Marissa Mayer Will Resign From Yahoo’s Board, Yahoo to Get a New Dumb Name

Besides Mayer, David Filo, Eddy Hartenstein, Richard Hill, Jane Shaw, and Maynard Webb all plan to resign from the board. In addition, the board intends to rename the shell of Yahoo Altaba Inc., which will certainly join the sad exclamation point in Yahoo’s Hall of Unfortunate Nomenclature.

Yahoo to rename as Altaba Inc with CEO Mayer leaving board | ZDNet

Complementing the name change will be a new board of directors, with only five individuals claiming a position at the table. Tor Braham, Eric Brandt, Catherine Friedman, Thomas McInerney, and Jeffrey Smith will continue to serve as directors of the company following the acquisition by Verizon, with Brandt serving as chairman of the board.

Razer had two of its prototype PC gaming concepts stolen from CES

The CEO of Razer confirmed the theft on his Facebook page, but would not reveal what two prototypes were stolen, including whether they were the new "Project Ariana" Chroma projector and the "Project Valerie" three-screened laptop, reports Engadget .

Watch Steve Jobs unveil the very first iPhone 10 years ago today

In a statement celebrating 10 years of the iPhone, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that “iPhone is an essential part of our customers' lives, and today more than ever it is redefining the way we communicate, entertain, work and live ... iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.”

Atlassian to Buy Trello Project Management App Maker for $425 Million

Trello's software is more structured and formal than Atlassian's Confluence product, but less so than Jira. That makes it a good addition to fill out the product lineup, Simons said, noting that some customers use all three for different things. For example, he said a marketing team would use Trello to brainstorm priorities for a campaign, Confluence to create and revise a specific piece of marketing content and Jira to manage a really specific plan for the campaign's web development.

Check out our list of tech hits and misses from CES 2017

I’m undecided on this one. Most of my food waste is not bar coded  –such as veggie scraps and coffee grounds — and I’d be required to verbally tell the bin each time I was disposing of each these items, not to mention those ready cooked leftovers. In the future will it be able to talk to my smart refrigerator and compost bin to ensure that I don’t get the same product purchased in multiples by each device? What if one requires an Alexa and another a Google Home? What they join forces and decide not to order me more chocolate? Things could get messy here.

The best cheap tech at CES 2017

Not everything at the show is high-priced TVs and refrigerators. Here's a roundup of some cool new stuff for cheapskates.

Apple Seeds tvOS 10.1.1 Beta 2 to Developers

Apple has seeded the second developer beta for tvOS 10.1.1. The new software is a minor point upgrade, and it focuses on behind-the-scenes tweaks and improvements, as well as general performance enhancements. It will also focus on any fixes necessary since the public launch of tvOS 10.1.

Yahoo to rename as Altaba Inc with CEO Mayer leaving board | ZDNet

Complementing the name change will be a new board of directors, with only five individuals claiming a position at the table. Tor Braham, Eric Brandt, Catherine Friedman, Thomas McInerney, and Jeffrey Smith will continue to serve as directors of the company following the acquisition by Verizon, with Brandt serving as chairman of the board.

Use This Tasker Action to Automatically Avoid Toll Roads In Google Maps

Forum site XDA has created a downloadable Tasker action that you can use to intercept voice commands like “navigate to home.” It will pass your command to Google Maps, but add the parameters to avoid toll roads, highways, or ferries. You can customize the Tasker action based on which ones you’d like to avoid. It’s a handy little tweak that can make your commute that much easier. Check out the XDA post below for instructions on how to download and use it.

Google’s AR platform Tango is going to let museum visitors explore exhibits

In a bid to breathe a little life into its promising augmented reality platform, Tango, Google is partnering with a number of museums around the world. Starting with the Detroit Institute of Arts (before moving on to other, as-yet-unnamed institutions), Google is offering visitors Tango-enabled devices that can be used to explore exhibits in augmented reality.

Tom Hiddleston thinks his Golden Globes speech was as cringey as you do

During the speech, he said that Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) doctors and nurses in South Sudan had binge-watched the program, saying "And the idea that I could provide ― or that we could provide ― some relief and entertainment for the people who worked for UNICEF and Médecins Sans Frontières and the World Food Program, who are fixing the world in the places where it is broken, made me immensely proud."

Golden Globes 2017: the complete winners list

In a six-minute speech at tonight’s Golden Globes, Meryl Streep took Donald Trump to task for his ugly, divisive rhetoric. The speech was a surprise, and was easily the most powerful moment of criticism aimed directly at the president-elect all...

Showtime's 'Twin Peaks' revival will finally premiere in May

While the network hasn't released a lot of details about the revival, we at least know that it's a modern-day continuation from where the series left off. It's also bringing back most of the people involved in the first two seasons, including Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. David Lynch, who almost backed out due to budget constraints, is also back to direct all the episodes. Plus, he wrote the new season with series co-creator Mark Frost, so you don't have to worry about new players butchering your favorite show.

Rumor: Apple working with Carl Zeiss on AR glasses to debut in 2018

Rumors of Apple's intent to enter the augmented reality hardware space gained traction on Monday, as a report from AR/VR evangelist Robert Scoble claims the company is partnering with optics manufacturer Carl Zeiss on a pair of lightweight glasses. Zeiss VR One Plus smartphone VR headset. Citing an unnamed employee at Zeiss, Scoble reports Apple is working on a pair of augmented reality/mixed reality glasses that could debut next year. Further, Scoble says the partnership explains why the Zeiss booth at CES 2017, located in the middle of the AR section, had no AR, VR or mixed reality optics to demonstrate. The theory is that Apple muzzled the company until the supposed tie-up is announced —or falls through. Zeiss currently markets the VR One Plus, a headset with special optics that turns almost any smartphone into a virtual or augmented reality system. Similar products, commonly called viewers, are available from Samsung and Google. Though today's report offers little beyond a tasty tidbit from an anonymous inside source and rampant — if not soapy —speculation, it provides circumstantial evidence that Apple is at least mulling an entry into the AR/VR consumer hardware space.

Apple removes app that let you find your AirPods

One of the biggest problems for Apple’s AirPods (apart from “ do they actually stay in your ears ?”) is finding the damn things if you lose one down the back of a couch. A $3.99 app that launched last week named “Finder for AirPods" aimed to fix this problem, but Apple, for some reason, has objected. As first reported by MacRumors , the “Finder for AirPods” app has been removed for the App Store without an official explanation.

Get at the forefront of a cutting-edge tech field with this machine learning and AI training

How does a search engine know which pages have the data you’re looking for? How does a self-driving car not drive itself right into the ocean? Because it’s driven by machine learning technology — cutting edge tech you’ll understand with the

Alphabet to sell Skybox satellite business to Planet Labs: Report | ZDNet

If the sale goes through to Planet Labs, another satellite-imaging startup, it's not clear how much equity Alphabet would receive. Bloomberg reported some employees will move to the new company and others will be reassigned to parts of Google.

Martin Shkreli suspended from Twitter after alleged harassment - BBC News

Former pharmaceutical chief executive Martin Shkreli has been suspended from Twitter after allegations that he harassed journalist Lauren Duca.

The iPhone turns 10: a visual history of Apple’s most important product

Ten years ago today Steve Jobs introduced the very first iPhone . He described it as three devices in one: “A widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet communications device.” But since its first unveiling, the iPhone has become much more than that. It’s a symbol of the tech industry, of the modern era as a whole, and has made Apple the largest company in the world in terms of market capitalization , with some even speculating it’s the most profitable product ever . A decade on, and it’s still making headlines. Let’s take a look at how the iPhone has changed over the years:

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FDA warns that certain pacemakers are vulnerable to hacking

The vulnerable devices included under the FDA's warning are not the pacemakers themselves, but rather the Merlin@home Transmitters made by St. Jude Medical. The transmitters are part of a home monitor that connects to pacemakers and other implanted cardiac devices using a wireless RF signal. The Merlin is designed to read the data stored on a pacemaker and then upload that data to its own cloud on the Patient Care Network, where a physician can access and monitor the device and the patient's health. Although it doesn't mention specifics of the threat, the government acknowledges that Merlin monitors could be hacked to send modified commands to a patient's pacemaker or other device. With the right access, a hacker could do anything from deplete a pacemaker's battery to shocking a patient or throwing off their heartbeat.

Alphabet Inc.’s Self-Driving Car Unit Creates Its Own Sensor Package

DETROIT—Waymo LLC, the self-driving-car unit of Alphabet Inc., has created its own sensor package, suggesting the technology company sees itself supplying both the software and hardware required for autonomous vehicles.

Nokia tries to make a smartphone comeback with Android device in China

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Parrot lays off 290 drone division employees

Parrot's drone line has always straddled the line between executive toys and high-end gadgetry, and according to the company's announcement , the first order of business in 2017 will be to refocus its product offerings to concentrate on the most profitable areas. Parrot cites extremely low margins in the consumer drone space as the main reason for the layoffs, so we won't be surprised if we see fewer one-off jumping, flying and seafaring minidrones as the company continues to grow up with more prosumer-level devices like the Bebop 2 or the fixed-wing Disco in the future.

CES 2017: The final word

Autonomous vehicles. Superthin TVs. Triple-screened laptops. And Alexa everywhere. Welcome to another year in tech from Las Vegas.

OLED TVs will finally take off in 2017

Even as they're getting cheaper, LG's OLED sets still cost more than most 4K LCD alternatives. When it was $2,000, the 55-inch B6 cost about as much as Samsung's higher-end 65-inch 4K sets. And while gadget fanatics know about the inherent advantages of OLED, most consumers will likely choose screen size over quality. Basically, I don't expect everyone to be buying OLEDs this year, but it's never been a better time for discerning shoppers to jump aboard.

Negotiate "Allowance Contracts" With Your Kids to Teach Them About Money

Helbig says he matches a portion of the kids’ saving every month, the same way an employer might match your 401(k). He also urges his kids to negotiate “cost of living adjustments” and uses that as an opportunity to teach them how to negotiate. It should go without saying, but obviously, your relationship with your kids is a lot different than an employer-employee relationship, so there are some limitations to this idea. However, that’s kind of the point, to teach kids how money works in the real world. To read more about Helbig’s system, head to the post below.

Twitter’s sensual butcher #SaltBae is already in the copycat phase of his meme life

A new day, a new viral meat meme. #SaltBae is the internet-bestowed nickname of Nusret Gökçe, a butcher, restaurant owner, and conventionally attractive man, who this weekend managed to hold the internet’s attention for a brief while by pounding, slicing, and salting beef with great passion.

I will dream of this $5,900 reclining work station for the rest of my days

So sure, this thing looks absurd. But the experience of using the Altwork Station is actually borderline rapturous. Nothing can really prepare you for how pitifully pedestrian your standard work space feels after having many thousands of dollars of curved display-holding crane arm rotating above your face. And while it seems as if you’d be unable to get any work done whilst lying down, the setup leaves you surprisingly capable.

Have We Entered the Era of the $100 Genome?

That change, according to remarks by Illumina’s chief executive, Francis deSouza, is still as many as 10 years away. But the announcement is a good reminder of just how much faster and cheaper decoding DNA has become. A decade ago, when Illumina unveiled its first DNA sequencer, it could sequence a human genome at a cost of $300,000. In 2011, Steve Jobs paid $100,000 to have his DNA sequenced. Now Illumina does it for just $1,000, making sequencing not just available to university labs but biohackers trying to making glowing puppies .

Get a Notification Whenever Google Adds a New Doodle Game

Google makes some amazing doodles , but every so often they go beyond a drawing. Some doodles include games or an informative piece about the person or holiday they’re celebrating. Now, Google can give you a notification whenever there’s a cool new one.

Ryan Petrich Updates Activator, Flipswitch and FlipControlCenter for iOS 10

Now that these tweaks have been updated, iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak users can grab the latest package from his private repo. To add his repo to Cydia, go to the Sources tab, tap on Edit -> Add and enter the following URL: . After Cydia refreshes and new changes loaded, you should be able to download the latest update of Activator and FlipControlCenter.

How to Tap Into Influencer Marketing Opportunities

In traditional marketing models, marketers would focus most of their efforts on formulating and promoting mass media campaigns. Today, those models have radically changed, as you need to go beyond a sales pitch and tap into targeted audiences, efforts which can be greatly helped by tapping into an influencers credibility within communities they belong to. Influencers are not specific to a particular profession or an industry. They can be market experts, bloggers, analysts, editors, journalists, marketers, community managers and others. But what they all have in common is that they have a strong presence and are highly attuned to their audience´s needs and preferences.

FBI reportedly arrests Volkswagen executive for role in Dieselgate scandal

Volkswagen did not confirm the arrest, with a spokesperson telling the NYT that the company “continues to cooperate with the Department of Justice” but that it “would not be appropriate to comment on any ongoing investigations or to discuss personnel matters.” Neither the FBI nor the Justice Department has commented on the case, but lawsuits agains the company name Schmidt as a key figure in Volkswagen’s “Dieselgate” emissions scandal.

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Alibaba takes a big step into brick-and-mortar retail with $2.6 billion deal for a Chinese mall operator

Stay Out of the "What If" Rabbit Hole to Avoid Panic In High-Stress Situations

With any device that’s improvised we talk about “rabbit holes.” You can go down the rabbit hole of “What if they put in this? What if they included this bit of circuitry or this kind of switch or this crazy new device or circuit board or whatever?” The opportunities for people to construct new and ingenious and totally insidious IEDs is just infinite. It’s possible when you’re looking at the device to go down a rabbit hole of “It could be this, it could be this, it could be these 10,000 different things…”

It's time for apps' terms and conditions to ditch the legalese

It’s also important to remember that even though apps don’t live forever on your devices, your data stays with them. Say you ditch Instagram and move on to Snapchat: What happens to your old account and the data it contains? Is it deleted fully or does it remain in an archive, and can employees and government agencies access it? Unless you’re clued in on the Terms of Service (ToS), you won’t know for sure.

Samsung EV Battery Can Go 300+ Miles on 20-Minute Charge

"The high-energy density battery cell with the fast charging capability and the integrated battery module are the innovative technologies with full potentials that can transform the market," an exec said in a statement. "Expectations are high that we will be able to accelerate the vehicle electrification utilizing these technologies with improved driving range, manufacturing efficiency and user convenience."

Trump seems to like at least one thing about China: Alibaba's Jack Ma

The CEO of e-commerce giant Alibaba , Jack Ma met with the president-elect Monday in New York. Ma claimed his company would help create one million jobs in the U.S. over the next five years by allowing small businesses to sell their products in China.

Very Good Horse Demonstrates How to Operate a Rubber Chicken

A very good horse named Kruzah was kind enough to demonstrate the proper way to utilize a rubber chicken, as evidenced in the video below.

The Google Voice website is hinting at a big redesign

Google previously attempted to merge some of Google Voice’s functionality with Hangouts . I never really went along with that and still use the apps and desktop website — same as always. They’re not looking so great these days. But with Allo now serving as the company’s primary messaging app, well, perhaps Mountain View is ready to help Google Voice stand on its own again as the awesome service it started as. Make it so, Google. Start off 2017 right.

Adding Rebels Ships to Rogue One Was More Than Just an Easter Egg

To actually turn those CG animated ships into live-action CG elements, Knoll explained that the Rebels team gave the team at ILM the CG models from the show, then model supervisor Russell Paul “did a bit of a rebuild on them to add up a level of detail that was needed for it to hold up in a feature film.” And, that’s that. A few conversations around the office, fans have some fun easter eggs, and two major Star Wars stories get connected in an exciting way.

Best of CES 2017: The top 10 business products - TechRepublic

We scoured CES 2017 for the most important trends and the most exciting new products that businesses and professionals will care about. Here's this year's list of our top 10 products.

Volkswagen just unveiled a self-driving, electric microbus concept with a range of 270 miles

The German automaker unveiled an electric microbus concept at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday. But this isn't the first time Volkswagen has given its beloved microbus a futuristic facelift — Volkswagen also unveiled a microbus concept at last year's Consumer Electronics Show.

CES 2017 Provides a Glimpse of Our Self-Driving Future

As one can guess, the real road block to getting self-driving cars on the road in this decade will be regulators. Ford said it and others in the industry have been lobbying lawmakers for rules that will allow self-driving vehicles to be on the road safely. But nothing moves fast in Congress; Ford's best guess is that we could have rules that would allow for the launch a set of fleet vehicles by 2021 or 2022.

iPhone 2007, meet 2017

It's a great music player, but with just 8GB of storage. Music is great, though -- maybe the best thing about the original iPhone. Thanks to the iPod app and a pair of Apple earphones, music sounds better than even my current iPhone. Maybe that's because there are decent quality MP3s on it instead of streamed music. Of course, you can't store much. 8GB is the phone's total storage, so you can have maybe a thousand songs, more or less? In fact, the entry-level 2007 model was a mere 4GB. iPods at the time were 60GB and more. I kept dreaming of an iPhone large enough to hold my collection of ripped CDs. That time arrived recently thanks to the 128GB iPhone, but by then everything was in the cloud.

Data scientists: Use sophisticated readability strategies when developing AI chatbots - TechRepublic

The rise in popularity of computers and other systems that can hold a conversation with humans has forced data scientists into a position of ensuring that the conversation is both understood and appreciated. If your system talks over customers' heads, they'll be lost; if it talks under customers' education levels, they won't appreciate or respect it. Your goal is to design a system that talks directly at their level.

Facebook is going to start showing ads in the middle of its videos and sharing the money with publishers

But the new Facebook ads can only run once a viewer has watched a clip for at least 20 seconds. And they can also only appear in videos that run for at least 90 seconds. In other words, Facebook is telling publishers that in order to make money, they need to make clips that go on for a while and keep users’ attention.

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54 Ford CEO Mark Fields on building mobility services, acquisitions and partnerships
55 Apple executives, India officials to talk local manufacturing, retail store this month
56 Mashable on Twitter
57 The Ford Bronco and the Ford Ranger are officially making a comeback
58 MongoDB ransacked: Now 27,000 databases hit in mass ransom attacks | ZDNet
59 Uber Adds a Tool Showing Traffic Patterns in Cities
60 How the iPhone revolutionized our love lives
61 After More Than 100 Years, California's Iconic Tunnel Tree Is No More
62 Volkswagen’s I.D Buzz concept is a microbus for the self-driving era
63 If you want to see bees flash frozen, look no further
64 Gaming's representation problems and where we go from here
65 Samsung Gear S2 and S3 smartwatches finally get friendly with iPhone
66 TV Report on Accidental Amazon Orders Triggers Attempted Amazon Orders Across San Diego
67 Google reveals what a smartphone needs to be Daydream compatible
68 10 years of iPhone: watch Steve Jobs introduce Apple's first ever smartphone
69 How to Engage With Other Facebook Pages Using Your Facebook Page : Social Media Examiner
70 Three new iPads coming this spring, says noted Apple analyst
71 Nokia re-enters the smartphone arena with its first Android handset
72 Log In - New York Times
73 The emotional toll of covering climate change in the Trump era
74 Phil Schiller Praises the 'Unmatched' iPhone in New Interview
75 How to Open Recently Closed Tabs in Safari on iPhone or iPad
76 Why Apple’s Critics Are Right This Time
77 Mashable on Twitter
78 Airbnb Invests in Restaurant-Booking App Resy
79 CES2017: Which Internet of Thing is Best Internet of Thing?
80 You can unlock the biometric padlock BenjiLock with your fingerprint
81 Apple could be planning new wearables, starting with Carl Zeiss smart glasses
82 Crunch Report | Atlassian Buys Trello
83 The Only Five Email Folders Your Inbox Will Ever Need
84 Nuclear power plant north of New York City to close by 2021
85 iPhone Keynote 2007 Complete
86 IGN on Twitter
87 Google opens Tango augmented reality platform to museums, starting with Detroit Institute of Arts
88 Government commerce firm Onvia appoints new CEO
89 Facebook to Test Mid-Roll Video Ads
90 Microsoft and Qualcomm invest in Israeli cybersecurity firm Team8
91 Gizmodo on Twitter
92 The iPhone Remade Apple 10 Years Ago. Now It’s Slowing Apple Down