How to record 4K videos on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6s Plus
Learn how to enable 4K videos for the highest quality shots on your iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
'Firewatch' reaches PC and PS4 on February 9th, 2016
'Firewatch,' the much-hyped game from ex-Telltale and Klei developers, arrives in just a few months.
Netflix is ready for the Oscars in the final Beasts of No Nation trailer
Netflix has become synonymous with award-winning television, and with Beasts of No Nation that reputation could stretch to movies. The company has just released the final trailer for the film,...
As I was digging into a fresh bag of candy corn, an idea suddenly jumped into my mind. Why do we have candy corn kernels and not a full cob of candy corn? Clearly this is an imbalance in the world that needed to be fixed. I did a quick google search to see if someone else has stumbled upon this cob-shaped void in the universe; I was surprised at how little I found. There was a creator that attempted to accomplish the impossible by fusing the kernels with melted chocolate. His story can be found here: http://somethingaweek.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/82-candy-corn-on-the-cob/. He was successful and made a beautiful cob of pure sugar. I also found another attempt on youtube where a guy used icing, but ended up with a frozen block of sugar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZKeseqwaL8 I was looking for something easier, cheaper, and more fool proof. I experimented with fondant first, that was completely unsuccessful. Then I ...
Dropping giant candy-filled pumpkins from midair is a truly American Halloween
A few losers from the Stillwater Harvest Festival in Minnesota were dropped from a crane for a large crowd, some of which were filled with candy.
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Facebook adds a shopping section in trial for big e-commerce push
Unlike the product ads you probably ignore on your News Feed, this is a dedicated tab on Facebook – like ‘Groups’ or ‘Photos,’ meant just for shopping. In other words, Facebook wants you to purposely use its platform for shopping, rather than simply maybe clicking on the occasional ad.
Police pull 24-hour guard of Julian Assange's London embassy hide out
On Monday, a crowd of journalists were stationed outside the Ecuadorian embassy, monitoring every move inside and outside of the building. At one point, a pizza delivery man walked into the embassy to drop off a pie. Journalists at the scene say it was ordered by Assange and was Texan BBQ style, although Wikileaks was also tweeting their protest.
Apple partners with Croma to open Apple Stores in India
The shops will be opened inside existing Croma stores in India. Of the six stores planned by both companies, five of them will be located in Mumbai — Malad, Juhu, Oberoi Mall, Phoenix Mall, and Ghatkopar — while the last one will open in Jayanagar in Bengaluru. These stores are scheduled to open by October-November next year.
Star Wars Battlefront $50 Season Pass Announced - IGN
Hero Hunt begins with a player beginning as either a hero or villain, depending on what planet is being played, and 7 other players will spawn as troops from the opposing side. "A tense seven-versus-one hunt" then begins. The player who kills the hero or the villain then takes their place as Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, "or whichever iconic character is up based on the pre-determined order."
Apple removes some apps from online store over security concerns
(By Julia Love, Reuters) — Apple said on Thursday that it had removed “a few” applications from its App Store, expressing its concern that the security of some users’ personal data could be compromised in certain circumstances.
Microsoft now taking applications for $3,000 HoloLens development kits
Microsoft has just announced that it will make HoloLens development kits available in the first quarter of 2016. The kits will cost $3,000, and Microsoft is taking applications for them starting today. Exact specs for the kits are still nebulous, but they'll supposedly be "fully untethered," capable of being used without physical cords or a remote PC connection — like the units we tested earlier this year.
Coming Soon From China: A $400 Million Bonanza for U.S. Startups
Naval Ravikant is attempting to do to early-stage venture capital what technology firms have done to every other industry: disrupt it.
Google Street View just got full Cardboard VR support on iOS and Android
Google Cardboard just became a lot more fun for the geographically inclined. Today Google announced that its Cardboard virtual reality headset now lets you look at any Street View images through the dedicated Street View app for iOS and Android.
Dell Reported to Announce $50 Billion 'Biggest Deal in Tech' Later Today
UPDATE: Dell is buying the storage technology firm EMC for $67 billion. EMC is probably worth a lot more than Dell right now, thanks to having its hands in cloud services, storage, analytics, security, data virtualization (that last one’s VMware) and—oh yeah—all those enterprise clients. But Dell can afford the price tag thanks to financing through Silver Lake, which is the same investment firm Michael Dell used to take his company private about two years ago. The deal still has to jump some regulatory hurdles, which means the big $67 billion cost could still change.
China’s Proposes Stricter Laws Targeted At Ridesharing Apps Like Didi Kuaidi And Uber
The proposed regulations also give the government more oversight into what new cities ridesharing apps can launch in, and require all drivers to obtain qualifications. Furthermore, once the companies start operating in a new city, authorities can dictate fees (which the Ministry of Transport says would be determined in conjunction with local trade associations and unions), how many cars they can operate at a time, and where they are located. The government claims that this will reduce traffic congestion and balance supply and demand.
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Facebook adds 3D Touch support, tests a dedicated Shopping feed
Some users are also seeing a brand-new Shopping feed inside the Facebook app, with carousels of product ads. Tap one to open a full-screen view, which Facebook calls Canvas, with larger photos, more views, and a link to buy them on the retailer’s websites. Some businesses are even using Facebook’s Buy button to sell you products right on Facebook. A corporate blog post outlines the changes , but this is still a test, so it hasn’t rolled out to everyone—none of here at Macworld HQ are seeing the Shopping section.
Apple draws cloudy line on use of root certs in mobile apps
Apple’s removal of several apps from its mobile store on Thursday shows the challenges iOS developers can face when app guidelines shift.
Four Strategies To Carve Out Two Really Productive Hours Every Day
Neuroscience and psychology reveal what those conditions are and how we can set ourselves up to perform better. What’s more, you don’t need to be highly effective all day long, and you probably shouldn’t try to be. These four strategies can help you cultivate just a couple of hours each day for getting your most important work done.
Google, others help messaging startup Symphony raise $100M
(Reuters) – Messaging startup Symphony said on Monday it had raised more than $100 million in a new round of funding from investors including Google, Switzerland’s UBS Group AG and European venture capital firm Lakestar.
10 mHealth companies cooler than Life Alert
Teaching parents to use social media may make you want to pull your hair out, but according to a new study out of Austria, it could help keep mom and dad mentally fit.
Scientists Can Now Predict Intelligence From Brain Activity
Intelligence research is relatively young. But ask researchers about the future of the field, and they get science fiction-y fast. “In the future, WIRED could put job applicants in an MRI scanner and look at their functional connections and determine if they’re going to be good writers,” Todd Constable, an author of the paper, says half-jokingly, as if that weren’t the most terrifying thing to say to a journalist. “It’s really early days, but that’s kind of the direction it’s headed.”
Acer’s new PC is unsure whether it’s an all-in-one or a tablet
A PC with a battery? Fine. But one look at the the Z3-700, and you'll realize it looks exactly like a big tablet, except for the foldable kickstand on the back which makes it more practical for desk usage. So what's the difference between an all-in-one with a battery and a tablet? Acer itself seems unsure; in its press release, the company says that the Z3-700 works like a "jumbo tablet" when flat.
Insight: Cyber insurance premiums rocket after high-profile attacks
BOSTON A rash of hacking attacks on U.S. companies over the past two years has prompted insurers to massively increase cyber premiums for some companies, leaving firms that are perceived to be a high risk scrambling for cover.
Symphony Secures $100M From Google And Other Investors
Symphony , the secure cloud-based communications platform, announced today that it has received a $100 million round from a list of investors that includes Google, Inc.
Could autonomous ships make the open seas safer?
Earlier this month, the El Faro cargo ship mysteriously disappeared as it approached the Bahamas, where it collided with the 125-mph winds and 50-foot seas of Hurricane Joaquin. The US Coast Guard believes the ship sank after taking on water and seeing its engines fail, though a clearer picture likely won't emerge until authorities recover its voyage recorder. On Wednesday, six days after losing contact with El Faro, authorities called off the search for the 33 people that were aboard.
Fixed, The App That Fixes Your Parking Tickets, Gets Blocked In San Francisco, Oakland & L.A.
The agency was never all that receptive to the service, and the way it automated the ticket contesting process for locals. Using its app, Fixed customers could snap a photo of their parking ticket using their phone’s camera, and then Fixed would check against a variety of common errors before writing a customized letter to the city on the user’s behalf. The app also cleverly tapped into Google Street View to check to see if the city had the proper signage in place in the area a ticket was received.
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10 new words you need to know in Silicon Valley
Here are 10 new words you need to know in order to describe the culture of Silicon Valley, and the wider cultural changes the valley is bringing into existence (in alphabetical order -- and no, that's not a Google reference ):
Kanye West's Latest Target: In-App Purchases
In a handful of obscenity-laden tweets , West said that it's just plain wrong for developers to offer in-app purchases in kid-focused apps. The feature "makes no sense," he wrote, adding that an app his daughter North was playing asked her to purchase in-app content after just a few minutes.
HP and SanDisk join forces to create storage 1000x faster than NAND flash
The two companies aren’t just looking at servers, which are often the first stop for new storage technology. Intel aims to have Optane in laptops next year as well, and is introducing storage controllers, interfaces, and interconnects to help make it happen. HP and SanDisk are also collaborating on computer systems that use their storage technology.
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Qualcomm Sells Its Vuforia Augmented Reality Business to PTC for $65 Million
Vuforia’s technology lets people use their smartphone or tablet to bring advertisements, toys and other real-world objects to life. The effort has attracted a notable base of developers, but augmented reality remains more of a novelty than a big business.
Dell to Buy EMC in Deal Worth About $67 Billion
The deal will help Dell raise its profile in data centers, the modern factories of the digital age that house servers, networking gear and storage systems. EMC had 21 percent of the storage market last year, about twice what Dell had, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. While Dell has been outperforming some of its rivals, the company is grappling with sagging demand for personal computers. During the third quarter, overall shipments declined 7.7 percent, according to Gartner Inc. Still, Dell was able to post a small gain of 0.5 percent while larger rivals declined.
3D-printed glasses for daring eyes (pictures) - CNET
Designer Nasim Sehat's far-out 3D-printed glasses look like they'd fit right into a comic book or abstract painting. You can even wear a different style on each eye.
Ancestry is talking to the FDA about using DNA to estimate people's risk of disease
Ancestry.com, a company that's all about the past, wants to tell you about your medical future. The amateur genealogy company is seeking permission to use its DNA kit to tell people about everything from their disease risk and genetic carrier status, to how well their bodies might react to a specific drug — uses the FDA doesn’t allow for direct-to-consumer genetic tests. At least, not yet.
London police say that no matter how cool you look riding a hoverboard, it's still illegal
Gliding gracefully down the street without expending any energy on a ‘hoverboard’ might sound like the answer to urban commuter woes, but the Metropolitan Police in London has taken to Twitter to point out that your purchase is basically pointless.
Sean Parker’s startup built interactive ballot guides to help you vote smarter
We’re less than a month away from the next opportunity for Americans to vote, and while this year’s election may not be as important as the one in 2016, there’s still quite a bit to be decided. When you’re trying to vote, just how are you going to keep track of what issues are up for debate? Brigade wants to help with the launch today of its interactive ballot guide .
Autoplay is a slick way to discover fresh Web videos
That’s why I was glad I stumbled upon Autoplay . It presents videos in an interesting collection of channels and features a slick, minimal interface that’s perfect for enjoying on your TV.
Watch the GamesBeat 2015 conference right here on Twitch [update]
Update 8:52 a.m.: Jonathan Simpson-Bint from Twitch had to drop out. Greg Vederman, Twitch’s director of custom solutions, is taking his place.
DJ Steve Aoki On The Luxury Most People Take For Granted
"Being on the road. It’s easy to treat that life as a vacation. Since I’m the guy who makes the parties turn up, I have the image of, ‘Let’s have fun and have no rules.’ But it’s a job. You have to have a business plan on the road. That’s why I don’t drink or do drugs, and I work out on the regular. I have a clear head, which is incredibly important to be able to balance and manage so many businesses."
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Ancestry.com In Talks With FDA To Offer Genetic Testing
Of course, there’s one rub: In 2013, Ancestry rival 23andMe was famously barred from offering commercial genetic testing by the FDA. 23andMe pivoted to become a heritage and genealogy service shortly afterward. Earlier this month, however, the FDA opened the door for 23AndMe to offer limited straight-to-consumer tests , specifically to detect a rare disorder called Bloom syndrome, whose carriers are at higher risk of getting cancer. In the context of 23andMe's announcement, Sullivan's comments seem to indicate that the FDA is becoming more comfortable with the idea of startups offering mail-order genetic testing to consumers.
Why we need to end the War on Drugs
Is the War on Drugs doing more harm than good? In a bold talk, drug policy reformist Ethan Nadelmann makes an impassioned plea to end the "backward, heartless, disastrous" movement to stamp out the drug trade. He gives two big reasons we should focus on intelligent regulation instead.
So far in 2015, we've had 274 days and 294 mass shootings
We've gone no more than eight days without one of these incidents this year. On six days in September, there were three mass shootings or more. If the initial casualty figures in Oregon hold up, that would bring the total of deaths by mass shooting this year to 380 so far, with well over 1,000 injured.
Color blind or color brave?
The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society.
Our loss of wisdom
Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.
How scientists make people laugh to study humor
As with live TV shows and comedy clubs, we “warm people up” by spending time with them, watching stuff and laughing together, until we’re ready to throw them into the chamber to start recording their mirth. There is some science behind this: Laughter is contagious, and it’s much easier to make someone laugh again if they’re already laughing. So we try and get groups of people to come in at once, and if possible, groups of people we know, and who know each other. We are thirty times more likely to laugh if we’re with someone else than if we’re on our own, and we’re more likely to “catch” laughter from someone we know than someone we don‘t know.
Bring on the learning revolution!
In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you
A very unsexy-sounding piece of technology could mean that the police know where you go, with whom, and when: the automatic license plate reader. These cameras are innocuously placed all across small-town America to catch known criminals, but as lawyer and TED Fellow Catherine Crump shows, the data they collect in aggregate could have disastrous consequences for everyone the world over.
How to help refugees rebuild their world
Today's refugee crisis is the biggest since World War II, and it's growing. When this talk was given, 50 million people had been forcefully displaced from their homes by conflict and war; now, a year later, the number is 60 million. There were 3 million Syrian refugees in 2014; now there are 4 million. Inside this overwhelming crisis are the individual human stories — of care, growth and family, in the face of lost education, lost home, lost future. Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency tells the refugees' stories — and asks us to help them rebuild their world.
Should bike helmets be compulsory? Lessons from Seattle and Amsterdam
In the US, where rules on helmets vary from state to state, Seattle made them mandatory 12 years ago. The helmet law came about mainly due to pressure from people who worked in local health care. “It didn’t come about because Seattle would be more dangerous for cyclists than other cities,” Kiker says. “There has been some debate lately, because it was feared the helmet law would hurt our new bike share programme, but it hasn’t. They have been very innovative about how to incorporate the helmet law into the programme. You can now check out a helmet when you check out a bike.”
Don't Put Pictures Of Your Boarding Pass On The Internet
The data, in addition to the flyer's first and last name, also includes the traveler's origin and destination airports and frequent flyer number -- and all it takes for an enterprising thief to access it is a quick visit to a free online barcode reader.