Inside the psychological maze of LA's most insidious theater event
Director Darren Lynn Bousman gets under my skin with The Tension Experience
Nothing, not even your digital memories, lasts forever
Commentary: The future of life logging means fragmentation and uncertainty. Consider the tale of Narrative.
DC Motors: A Comprehensive Tutorial-2/3
This is a continuation of the tutorial started in DC Motors: A Comprehensive Tutorial-1/3. With over 69,000 views, many Instructables.com readers found that tutorial of interest. Hopefully, if you were one of the viewers of Part 1, or a new reader, you will find this second Part of the tutorial also interesting and helpful.The first video is that of a Brush Robot that is powered by a vibration motor. Vibration (or vibrating) motors are discussed in more detail later in this Part of the tutorial. As noted in the introduction to Part 1 of this tutorial, DC motors are ubiquitous. They convert electrical/magnetic energy, produced by a wire carrying current in a magnetic field, to motion, and they appear in all sorts of appliances and applications, e.g., they are found in small fans, ceiling fans, air cleaners, solder fume extractors, quadcopters, small helicopters, and other drones, hand-held rotary tools, circular ...
11 new trailers you should watch this week
Hi everyone, I'm back to writing about trailers again after taking a couple days off last week. I haven't been watching all that many things lately — I'm trying to watch Atlanta, but my (parents')...
How to start a racing series with Teslas — an interview with the CEO of Electric GT World Series
The Electric GT World Series is an all-Tesla racing series that was announced back in March. But the announcement was accompanied by very little detail: the series was being started by a new...
Apple loses patent retrial to VirnetX, owes $302.4 million
NEW YORK A federal jury in Texas on Friday night ordered Apple Inc to pay more than $302 million in damages for using VirnetX Holding Corp's patented internet security technology without permission in features including its FaceTime video conferencing application.
Facebook “Messenger Day” is the chat app’s new Snapchat Stories clone
Now Messenger Day wants to make this casual sharing option ubiquitous before Snapchat can. That’s a similar strategy to Instagram Stories, which I hear is flourishing in places like Russia where Snapchat adoption is low. This is the benefit of Facebook being a giant company earning $2 billion in profit a quarter. It can clone fast thanks to its enormous team, translate and localize features for testing in certain markets, and cross-promote what works with its inescapable feed and chat apps.
The long-running feud between Elon Musk's space company and its fierce competitor United Launch Alliance took a bizarre twist this month when a SpaceX employee visited its facilities at Cape Canaveral, Fla., and asked for access to the roof of one of ULA's buildings . About two weeks earlier, one of SpaceX's rockets blew up on a launchpad while it was awaiting an engine test. As part of the investigation, SpaceX officials had come across something suspicious they wanted to check out, according to three industry officials with knowledge of the episode. SpaceX had still images from video that appeared to show an odd shadow , then a white spot on the roof of a nearby building belonging to ULA, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing. The SpaceX representative explained to the ULA officials on site that it was trying to run down all possible leads in what was a cordial, not accusatory, encounter, according to the industry sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation. The building, which had been used to refurbish rocket motors known as the SMARF, is just more than a mile away from the launchpad and has a clear line of sight to it.
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iPhone 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 Camera Comparison: Which one takes better videos?
In truth then, there’s not that much to choose between the two smartphones in terms of video footage quality – the Galaxy S7 wins on the audio front with stereo capture, but the iPhone has the edge in terms of frame processing and effectiveness of EIS. Away from my artificial jig testing, I’d put money on the iPhone 7 to produce clearer and smoother video – especially as anyone who’s serious about capturing footage on a phone will probably have paid extra to have the iPhone 7 Plus and will then have that 2x telephoto lens to switch to as well. Of which more in a future feature, no doubt.
Binary Star, You Shine So Bright!
Click through the gallery to see this week’s helping of the best the universe has to offer. And if you need more when you’re done but can’t wait until the next one, here’s the entire collection .
Jet Black iPhones See Shortages as They Prove Difficult to Manufacture
“Early shortage not entirely due to market demand. Shipment time for online orders is on par with last year’s cycle, generally estimated within 2-3 weeks, with the exception of the jet black model, which suffers from a low casing production yield rate of 60-70%. However, with the number of countries in the first wave to debut the iPhone 7 rising to 28 this year, versus 12 for the iPhone 6S launch, we believe overall demand for iPhone 7 is lower than that of its predecessor. Regarding news of some mobile operators reporting pre-order growth for the iPhone 7 over last year’s 6S, we believe this is mainly attributable to market share gains for these mobile operators thanks to new promotions, rather than representing greater consumer demand.”
Twitch broadcasters now have the option to upload video
Twitch , the popular livestreaming site, announced it had a change of heart regarding video uploads. For years, the Amazon-owned streaming site only offered broadcasters the option to stream video live. Today, it’s opening the doors to those that prefer a more edited approach to video sharing.
X-Ray Images of Bird Feathers Hold the Secret to Dinosaur Colors
Textbook illustrations and museum dioramas could soon be even more accurate in their depiction of the rich colors of long-extinct animals like dinosaurs. An international team of scientists used advanced X-ray imaging techniques to map out elements related to pigmentation in modern birds of prey, which they will use to reconstruct the likely color patterns of fossil specimens.
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Sony's new phone is Android's answer to the iPhone SE
These are simple conveniences that make a difference in the real world. Living with a phone the size of the Xperia X Compact (or iPhone SE) is a genuinely unique experience in 2016. Yes, a smaller screen isn’t as fun for watching video. Yes, the keyboard is little more cramped. Yes, you’ll see one less email in your inbox at any given time. (How tragic.) Some people won’t get by this, and that’s normal.
Ranking the Most Beloved TV Shows That Got Canceled
Maybe that is what fuels the long afterlives of short lived but much loved shows: the fact that the fans can fill in so much of the show’s fictional world—and debate and dream up what might have been.
2017 Land Rover Discovery bows at 2016 Paris Motor Show - Roadshow
Seven-seat SUV drops 1,000 pounds, gains sleek (if familiar) bodywork.
Smart dog collars could be the next big thing in wearables
The wearables industry has been primarily focused on building devices for humans, but that could change in the next few years, if the excitement over dog wearables with the Link AKC is any indicator.
Germany taps tech to help refugees find community, fit in
Claudia Langeheine, president of Berlin's Landesamt für Flüchtlingsangelegenheiten [State Office for Refugee Affairs], ticks off just a few of the issues her office faces: "The children have to get an education, young people need the right [training] to get proper jobs and young women will live their own lives here in Germany," says Langeheine. "How do you go about ensuring they can, how do you help them become German, meet Germans, and partake in society and culture?"
It’s finally over for live-streaming app Meerkat
It’s still too early to say if Houseparty will turn out to be another Meerkat, but Rubin and his team will have learned plenty the first time around, in the process gathering valuable experience that should give its latest effort a fighting chance.
That extra money gets you a faster processor, more powerful graphics , double the storage, twice the RAM, improved Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an additional Ethernet port... This diminutive desktop is the same size as the previously-released Mintbox... Thankfully, it retains the same cute appearance and Linux Mint branding.
Exclusive: EU wants Google to stop anti-competitive Android practices, fine expected
BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet's ( GOOGL.O ) Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed.
Salesforce: Microsoft, LinkedIn Deal Threatens Innovation
"Salesforce believes this raises significant antitrust and data privacy issues that need to be fully scrutinized by competition and data privacy authorities in the United States and in the European Union," Norton said. "We intend to work closely with regulators, lawmakers and other stakeholders to make the case that this merger is anticompetitive."
Rosetta goes out in a blaze of glory — and science
Let’s all take a moment and pour one out metaphorically for Rosetta, the pioneering spacecraft that gave our newly spacefaring race its first comet landing. The orbiter performed its final task early this morning, making a controlled crash into the comet’s surface, destroying itself in the process but gathering valuable data down to the last minute.
Microsoft rolled out this week the seventh Cumulative Update of fixes to Windows 10 Anniversary Update since the Anniversary version of Windows 10 began going to customers on August 2... causing installation issues for some users. I don't know how many are affected -- it's definitely nowhere near "all" -- but reports are coming in on Twitter and in Microsoft support forums from those who can't install the update, resulting (at least for some) in an endless loop of repeated attempts...
But a few of those affected have pointed out that when Microsoft first delivered this update to its "Release Preview" ring of Insider testers at the start of this week, some testers reported the installation failure/reboot issue. Despite those reports, Microsoft still pushed this update out to those not in the Insider program... Unsurprisingly, this issue is triggering a round of "What's the point of Insider testing?" questions. It looks to some like Microsoft is just ignoring Insider feedback...
Step Up Your Smart-Home Security Now
Update the firmware. Use the instructions that come with the device. (Often, you can do this with the product’s app.) Even update a brand new product, because this can change day to day. If the product has an auto-updating option, use it. Set a calendar reminder every month to check for updates on all of your cameras, thermostats and other smart home products.
Coming soon to a TV near you: ads for Facebook Live
Coming soon to a TV near you: ads for Facebook Live
The social network is launching the campaign to get more people to use Facebook Live.
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IEEE sets new Ethernet standard that brings 5X the speed without disruptive cable changes
As expected the IEEE has ratified a new Ethernet specification -- IEEE P802.3bz – that defines 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T, boosting the current top speed of traditional Ethernet five-times without requiring the tearing out of current cabling.
Safely Enable Office 365 - TechRepublic
Securing Office 365 Is Easier Than You Think
Concerns over data leaving the corporate network and opening the network to external threats through unknown collaborators has caused many organizations to take a "wait and see" approach to SaaS. However, now that SaaS services come with the application that many consider the most indispensable tool in business today: Microsoft Office -- SaaS security has been pushed to the forefront of most organizations and can no longer be ignored.
The last six days proved Donald Trump is dangerously unfit for the presidency
We have all known, abstractly, that this is a possibility. That Trump is easily baited has been on display since he began running for president. That America’s enemies would construct detailed psychological profiles of Trump and launch sophisticated plans to take advantage of his weaknesses is obvious. But the expectation was that he would have staff around him — his National Security Advisor, his chief of staff — who would explain that the latest provocation is a trap, and who would remind Trump of the importance of avoiding it.
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"Bill, let's go!" Pres. Obama beckons former Pres. Bill Clinton to board Air Force One after funeral of Shimon Peres http://abcn.ws/2dtubuM pic.twitter.com/IFODfm7XKE
Hillary Clinton on Twitter
What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?
Digital Readiness Gaps
The analysis shows there are several distinct groups of Americans who fall along a spectrum of digital readiness from relatively more prepared to relatively hesitant. Those who tend to be hesitant about embracing technology in learning are below average on the measures of readiness, such as needing help with new electronic gadgets or having difficulty determining whether online information is trustworthy. Those whose profiles indicate a higher level of preparedness for using tech in learning are collectively above average on measures of digital readiness.
We spent a day with Chelsea Handler on the set of her Netflix talk show — here's your behind-the-scenes look
"Usually I go into post-production after the show, and then I'll edit for about half hour or an hour, look at different pieces," Handler said. "And then I go back to the writers and we talk about the next day. And then I go in with talent and we talk about pitches or people who are available to come on, or ideas that they have of explainers, whether it be like science or football. Sometimes we tape after a show; we do a field segment. But I'm usually in the office until around 5."
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Recommended Reading: The role of hip-hop in 'Luke Cage'
After raising $78,000 to fund their feature, three filmmakers fell off the map before resurfacing in photos of them drinking on a boat and traveling the world. They gave the appearance the film wouldn't be made, but that was all part of the plan.
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Elon Musk's Mars metropolis: Insane but not impossible
Commentary: SpaceX has advanced a vision of a city built on Mars as soon as the 2060s, but a galaxy of technical, ethical, legal and other questions need to be answered first.
Weekly Roundup: 6 New and Noteworthy Jailbreak Tweaks of the Week (Sept 25)
These are all the new tweaks that were released in the week. If there’s anything missing from the list, make sure to let us know in the comments section below.
DJI’s folding drone is smaller and better at tracking than GoPro’s offering
“I’m sitting in New York City,” Adam Lisberg tweeted last week , as GoPro CEO Nick Woodman, dropped to his knees, unzipped a backpack and unveiled the company’s long-awaited Karma drone at an event on the other side of the country. “I’m watching a competitor unveil a new product. I ain’t worried about a thing.”
Police surveillance: The US city that beat Big Brother - BBC News
He says he has had a largely positive response from city officials and police chiefs, and is working with other Bay Area administrations to improve accountability. Oakland Privacy is also in talks with campaigners in New York and Baltimore - where concern about secret police surveillance of poor, black neighbourhoods is, if anything, even higher than in Oakland - about how they can fight back.
Weekend Workshop: Keep on rocking off the grid with a DIY solar Bluetooth speaker
Since we have a good feeling you’re already salivating at the opportunity to piece one of these contraptions together for yourself, we’ve gone ahead and sifted through Khaleel123’s walkthrough to find an exact build list. As is the case with any Weekend Workshop project calling for the use of a table saw, hand saw, soldering iron, or any combination of such tools, it’s absolutely paramount you have a complete understanding of how to use these before beginning. If you don’t feel comfortable using any of the tools yourself, we recommend asking for help or sitting this one out altogether. With that said, here’s what you’ll need to get started:
Massive Earthquake Along the San Andreas Fault Is Disturbingly Imminent
A series of quakes under the Salton Sea may be a signal that the San Andreas Fault is on the verge of buckling. For the next few days, the risk of a major earthquake along the fault is as high as 1 in 100. Which, holy crap.
9 Tips for Better Facebook Video Ads : Social Media Examiner
This video from brain science expert John Assaraf actually has all of the elements, from engaging, authentic content to a detailed description. Plus, because his video has captions and lower thirds, his info is understandable for anyone who’s watching without audio. John also includes a compelling call to action and with Facebook’s video ad tool, he can include an actual CTA button.
Will Self-Driving Cars Make Us More Productive? Probably Not
The paper, from Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan, finds that the self-driving car will be a pretty bad place for getting productive, thanks to three main problems. One is that many U.S. citizens won’t be able to get any work done. According to previous studies by the authors, 23% refuse to ride in an autonomous car, 36% think they would be so scared that they’d do nothing but watch the road, and a handful suffer from motion sickness. In total, that’s 62% of U.S. citizens who won’t get anything done.
Aetna insurance will subsidize the Apple Watch
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Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion to make sure it's around for the next hundred years
Maintaining that brand can be tricky, Booty says —
despite Minecraft's reputation as a kid's game, he says that
Mojang's current research shows the average Minecraft player is
actually closer to 29 or 30 years old.
Furthermore, Mårtensson says that players tend to be 55%
male to 45% female, which is far better than most video games,
and something that they're "really proud of."
See Ant-Man Turn Into Giant-Man in This Captain America: Civil War Concept Art
Concept artist Andy Park is a good person to follow on Instagram, since he routinely posts wonderful concept art from the various movies he’s worked on. Today, he drew the literal transformation of Ant-Man from Civil War .
Remitly raises another $38M, adds World Bank’s IFC as it pushes into emerging markets
Remitly , a startup co-founded and led by a former executive of Barclays who saw a gap in the market to build money transfer and other financial services for emerging markets and the “unbanked”, is today announcing that it has raised $38.5 million, as well as expansion to seven more countries in Latin America. The funding, which brings the total raised by Remitly to just under $100 million, comes just nine months after Remitly raised the same amount in a Series C round , and underscores how the company is trying to seize a moment of growth.
BlackBerry plans to keep the QWERTY keyboard alive
But will anyone actually care about BlackBerry retaining its iconic physical keyboard? Digital keyboards are now so good that many people can type on them without issue. It took some getting used to, especially with trusting auto correct, but a physical keyboard on a phone seems like a relic of the past.
EV concepts merge with reality at the Paris Auto Show
By next year's show, the Zoe, Bolt and Model 3 may have significantly changed the automobile landscape where it counts: sales. If Tesla is anything to go by, total EV numbers will be in the millions by 2017, compared to 540,000 in 2015. That might shock the rest of the industry still doing concepts and four-year plans, so that they'll realize the public wants mass-market EVs, and it wants them now.
Event Pokemon - Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Wiki Guide - IGN
Yveltal is one of three Pokemon that will be distributed via Nintendo Network (Internet) in May (NA Only) in celebration of the debut of Pokemon the Series: XYZ, the 19th season of the Pokemon anime. Select Mystery Gift and get via Internet in Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X, or Y between the event dates to download this Pokemon to your game. Visit the nearest Pokemon Center and speak with the delivery person inside to add this Pokemon to your team.
Four States File Suit to Block Handoff of Internet Naming System
The transition has long been a thorny political issue. Concerned the US would hand over control of the DNS to an entity that might manipulate it for political purposes, Republicans drafted legislation that would have required the Government Accountability Office to study the impact of the US giving up its oversight role of the DNS before an official handoff. Though the DOTCOM Act did not pass, the Republican party platform approved at this summer's convention calls the transition "America's abandonment of the international Internet."
19 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this October
It’s October, which means that it’s time to take a look at the next crop of books that are slated to hit your favorite local bookstore in the days ahead.