Apple releases new iPhone 6s ad featuring 3D Touch
Apple has just released a new ad for iPhone 6s featuring 3D Touch. The ad title “iPhone 6s – 3D Touch” also briefly features actor Jamie Foxx who is listening to his own song using 3D Touch while trying to pretendaaa
Hacking the Nazis: The secret story of the women who broke Hitler's codes - TechRepublic
Of the 10,000-plus staff at the Government Code and Cypher School during World War II, two-thirds were female. Three veteran servicewomen explain what life was like as part of the code-breaking operation during World War II.
Video: Feds forecast warmer winter for Minnesota
A strong El Nino effect will bring above-average temperatures across much of the western and northern United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday in its winter outlook.
sweet potato curry
This sweet potato curry is one of my favorites - I make it all the time! Sweet potatoes and chickpeas make it nice and filling when served over rice. :)And best of all, you can have this curry on the table in under 45 minutes, so it's a great weeknight dinner! I tend to make this whenever we're down to the last of our groceries to hold us over until we go shopping again. Sweet potato curry is also a fantastic meatless option for Meatless Monday!
Watch Apple's fuzziest unboxing video of all time
Apple's long-awaited new iPup is finally here, so we ripped the box open and took a closer look.
Sludge on a California highway was so deep that people had to climb on their cars
A severe rainstorm caused flash floods and mudslides that stranded motorists on southern California's Interstate 5 in up to two feet of sludge on Thursday.
'Wheel of Fortune' contestant makes the world's most infuriating guess
One contestant on "Wheel of Fortune" made a bold guess that absolutely did not pay off.
Pablo now creates perfectly sized images for social networks
Buffer has updated Pablo, its Web app for combining pictures and text, with the ability to generate and share perfectly sized images for social networks.
How to fix bad Chinese Arduino clones
Have you ever wondered if a cheap Chinese Arduino clone will actually work?You pay only a few bucks and get the same product. Sounds to good to be true right? The truth is that some work and some won't. Follow the rest of this instructable and I'll explain you how to make them all work in no time.
With the click of a URL, anyone without Skype can still join a conversation
Skype is making it easier for anyone to chat via voice, video or instant messaging without an account.
Software a winner as VC market heads to biggest year since dot-com era
First of all, there are more players, and therefore more competition, in the VC market these days, with non-traditional players like hedge funds getting into the private-investment game. In addition, some of these companies may be taking a long view and not necessarily be looking for a quick initial public offering (IPO). Many private companies are electing to take advantage of the situation and receive late-stage funding rather than going public.
Secrets Of People Who Get Enough Sleep
We can’t give you more hours in the day, but we can help you make the most of the time you’ve got. All week we’ll explore how the most productive people manage to get so much done, and share surprising ways to squeeze a little more out of every moment.
The Alienware Steam Machine: finally, a gaming PC for the living room
Not enough? Okay -- Valve has one more trick up its sleeve, but it requires another computer: Steam In-Home Streaming. This feature has been around for a while, but now it's baked directly into the SteamOS ecosystem. If you have a Windows PC anywhere on your network running Steam, you can pipe its games to the Alienware Steam Machine to fill in the holes in the Linux library. This trick tends to work better over Ethernet, and the whole thing depends on the health of your local network, but it's a good stopgap for folks with another gaming machine. Already have another gaming PC but don't want a Linux game console for your entertainment center? You may want to look at the Steam Link -- it's cheap; it comes with a Steam Controller; and it's designed specifically for users who want to stream their gaming PC to their TV without adding a whole new computer to the network.
Donald Glover to Star In, Produce FX Comedy Series Atlanta - IGN
According to TheWrap , Glover will star in the series, which centers around two cousins who attempt to make a name for themselves in the Atlanta rap scene. The show will also feature the likes of Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Brian Tyree Henry, and Zazie Beetz.
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Intel's itty-bitty Curie CPU for wearables is coming to Arduino early next year
School kids and hardware enthusiasts who want to start tinkering with Intel’s tiny Curie chip will be able to get their hands on it early next year in the form of an Arduino development board.
Google removes ‘OK Google’ voice search from Chrome
The removal of this feature only affects the desktop version of Chrome: Windows, Mac, and Linux users no longer have the ability to use the “OK Google” voice action. Users of Chrome for mobile, as well as Chromebooks, will still be able to say “OK Google” and start searching.
Intel's tiny Curie chip powers new Arduino board | ZDNet
Makers can prototype devices that bridge the physical and digital world through the new $30 Ardunio board with Intel chip. Given other options though, will they?
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer puts $800 million to show his faith in Twitter
The Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer talks to reporters after giving away cupcakes and t-shirts with the new Clippers logo on them at Sprinkles Cupcakes in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The Clippers introduce new guard Lance Stephenson on the same day they begin promoting a new logo and uniforms at prominent locations across Los Angeles. Both moves are steps into the future for owner Steve Ballmer's reinvigorated franchise as it breaks from its miserable past.
AT&T, Uber to test college football streaming in connected cars
Since wireless company AT&T acquired satellite-TV provider DirecTV in July for $48.5 billion it has stepped up its focus on offering video content on TVs to mobile devices. With this Uber initiative, AT&T is testing the appetite for video content in connected cars.
As The Boss's Wife, Do I Really Have To Attend His Work Events?
My husband is president of a tech company that has an annual, corporate-type Christmas party—presentations, awards, that sort of thing, and families are invited. I didn’t go last year in my role as president’s wife, and how totally 1950s is that anyway? I didn’t attend because I’m a professional in a different field and have no interest in sitting through a tech party and, more importantly, I had a two-month-old and was still stitched up. Marriage advice aside, I was berated for not attending and making him "look bad." It didn’t help that he equated my presence to the First Lady appearing at her husband’s functions. Seriously.
Theater Owners Are Furious About Netflix’s New Movie
“Netflix says, ‘This is about consumer choice,’” says Corcoran. “Well why aren’t they then available on DVD, Blu-ray, pay-per-view? It’s exclusive in the home to Netflix, because exclusivity is important.” Theater owners get it. As with Netflix, exclusivity is how movie theaters make their money, too.
Sony Xperia Z5 review
Colour choices for the Xperia Z5 are green, black, gold and white – all of which look great, although the gold version in the most refined. I had the black and gold versions in for my review. Previously the backs of Sony phones have been fingerprint magnets, but this new frosted glass shrugs off marks and looks a lot classier from behind than the Xperia Z3+.
The 7 Most Horrifying Things in Crimson Peak
Crimson Peak’ s protagonist is a young female author named Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska). She’s smart, happy to be left alone, and confident in her talents. But, because she’s a woman, hardly anyone else in this film is as sure of her abilities. (One editor even goes so far as to say that she should write love stories instead of stories with ghosts in them. You know, lady tales.) In order to get a fair shake, she starts submitting manuscripts that she’s typed, lest her “feminine” handwriting give her away.
PC rivals band together in $70M ad effort to convince consumers they need a new machine
Microsoft, Intel and the world's three largest computer makers -- Dell, HP and Lenovo -- have banded together for the first time in a joint marketing campaign to convince consumers they should replace their aged personal computers with new systems.
Theranos Refutes Claims Its Blood-Test Tech Is Unreliable
Holmes went on CNBC’s Mad Money with host Jim Cramer to dispute a scathing Wall Street Journal report that the company was struggling with results of its blood-test technology; that some results of tests were way off; and that Theranos was only using its tech for 15 tests and instead outsourcing most of the 240 total it offers to other machines from outside manufacturers.
Restaurant Search App Zomato Lays Off 300, 10% Of Staff, In Shift Away From Live Data Collection
Some belt tightening underway at Zomato , the $1 billion+ restaurant discovery portal based out of India that is now active in 22 countries. TechCrunch has learned, and has now confirmed with the company, that Zomato is laying off around 300 staff, or just under 10% of its current workforce of 3,000, as it looks to cut costs in weaker parts of its business and shift more focus into revenue-generating areas like reservations.
Apple's newest courtroom foe is patent-savvy university
In its current lawsuit, WARF hired one of the country's top patent litigators, Morgan Chu, to go head-to-head with Apple attorney William Lee. And last month WARF sued Apple again over the same patent, this time targeting the company's newest products, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and iPad Pro. WARF also sued Intel Corp in 2008, but the case was settled the following year on the eve of trial.
Another security flaw affects all versions of Adobe Flash - CNET
Adobe's Flash was once the de facto standard for websites to run games, stream video and deliver animation over browser software. It has fallen out of favor, however, with many tech companies and organizations, which deride the plug-in as a battery hog and security vulnerability. In its heyday, Flash ran on more than 800 million mobile phones manufactured by 20 handset makers. Its popularity has waned in recent years as more in the online video industry turn to HTML5, a developing language that can run graphics without plug-ins.
Have you forgotten about Tidal? So has Jay Z
Have you forgotten about Tidal? If so, you’re not alone. Jay Z, who actually owns the music streaming service, forgot all about it in court recently.
Mark Zuckerberg is hosting the next Facebook Townhall in India
Mark Zuckerberg announced that he’ll be hosting the next Facebook Townhall Q&A in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Wednesday, October 28.
Smart Bluetooth menstrual cup tracks your period - CNET
This includes, of course, learning when your period is likely to arrive, and sending you a reminder via the app, which is the most obvious use. It also, unlike other menstrual cups on the market, can tell when it is getting full, letting you know via the app (also compatible with the Apple Watch) that it needs to be emptied. At 50 percent full, it will send you more frequent reminders, and at 70 percent, more frequent reminders still.
Twitter And Facebook Are Turning Publishers Into Ghost Writers
Publishers are in danger of becoming dumb content in the smart pipes of platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The quest for smoother user experience seems to pose actually visiting a publisher’s site as friction. With content consumption being redfined, there’s plenty of eyeballs out there, but it’s getting tougher to win the hearts of readers.
Gospel choir threatened with $3,500 fine for making too much noise
The West Oakland Pleasant Grove Baptist Church recently received a letter from the city threatening to fine the church a $3,500 nuisance fee, and $500 daily, if its gospel choir doesn't quiet down during its practices, according to SFist .
Codacy Raises Raises $1.1M To Kill Off Unnecessary Code Reviews
Developers spend a lot of time reviewing code (between 20%-50%), even today, when code reviewing can in fact be automated much of the time. Code reviews are described as “technical debt” and some say this ‘debt’ amounts to a trillion dollars globally.
However, there are many limitations. For a start, as well as requiring that a pair of microphone-enabled earphones are plugged in, the target phone needs to have voice commands enabled on the lock screen (this is the default for iPhones but not for many Android devices, and easily disabled on both operating systems), and users might simply notice that their phone was doing something strange. There's also a problem of range. Using equipment small enough to fit into a backpack, the researchers were able to make the hack work over a distance of just 6.5 feet, reports Wired . If the hardware was scaled up to fill a car, this range would still be no more than roughly 16 feet. It's an ingenious method, certainly, and reveals some latent security issues with the use of personal assistants, but there aren't many hacks you can simply walk away from.
Kickstarter projects we want right now video - CNET
PUGZ are the headphones we've always wanted.
They're small, wireless, and even water-resistant.
There is also a built in microphone and a battery that lasts four and a half hours.
Decent, but not spectacular.
The real draw is that the headphones can be charged using your phone.
Tech is now making its way into your shower.
Nebia is a futuristic shower head that works by atomizing water into millions of small droplets.
A technology that could help you cut water usage by 70%.
The result is a shower that's softer and lighter than what we're currently used to.
When a security camera meets a virtual assistant, you get Angie.
The in home security camera uses facial recognition and voice recognition to learn who's who in your family, and who's an intruder.
If that sounds a little A little creepy.
You can set Angie to turn around and face the wall when it sees you've arrived home.
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Lenovo takes a stand against Microsoft Surface as other OEMs begrudgingly sell it
While it may defy belief that PC makers are selling Microsoft’s hardware instead of their own, some vendors such as HP and Dell have broader enterprise service businesses to protect. They’ve begrudgingly accepted Microsoft’s offer to resell Surfaces when customers ask for them, despite making no money from the sales. “These are customers we have been working with for many, many years and we don’t simply want to cede those relationships to a competitor, so we said ‘OK, we’ll participate in that’,” HP CEO Dion Weisler said, according to The Register.
New York Plant Solar Deploys New Method for Making Silicon Wafers | MIT Technology Review
Founded by MIT professor Ely Sachs in 2008, the startup said last week that it will build its first commercial-scale factory in Genesee County, near Rochester. The plant will cost around $100 million and will initially produce about 50 million wafers annually, equivalent to 250 megawatts of power-generation capacity. Eventually, says CEO Frank van Mierlo, 1366 (which is named for the “solar constant,” the amount of solar energy that reaches Earth, in watts per square meter) hopes to reach three gigawatts of annual production at the Genesee plant, supplying silicon wafers to a solar industry that’s growing rapidly in North America, Europe, and the developing world. The Massachusetts-based company says it was lured to New York, as opposed to building in China, through a combination of state incentives, access to cheap hydro power, and the desire to make its products in the United States.
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Scientists might have accidentally found a cure for cancer
Danish researchers were hunting for a way of protecting pregnant women from malaria, which can cause huge problems because it attacks the placenta. But they found at the same time that armed malaria proteins can attack cancer, too — an approach which could be a step towards curing the disease.
Why some of us don't have one true calling
What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls "multipotentialites" — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?
Peter Sellers: A Hard Day's Night
Peter Sellers performs 'A Hard Day's Night' by The Beatles, in the style of Laurence Olivier's interpretation of Richard III.
The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now
Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world's aid money, there's a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now.
How we're priming some kids for college — and others for prison
In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled Philadelphia neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down the path to prison — sometimes starting with relatively minor infractions. In an impassioned talk she asks, “Why are we offering only handcuffs and jail time?”
So we leaned in ... now what?
Sheryl Sandberg admits she was terrified to step onto the TED stage in 2010 — because she was going to talk, for the first time, about the lonely experience of being a woman in the top tiers of business. Millions of views (and a best-selling book) later, the Facebook COO talks with the woman who pushed her to give that first talk, Pat Mitchell. Sandberg opens up about the reaction to her idea, and explores the ways that women still struggle with success.
Libraries at the Crossroads
American libraries are buffeted by cross currents. Citizens believe that libraries are important community institutions and profess interest in libraries offering a range of new program possibilities. Yet, even as the public expresses interest in additional library services, there are signs that the share of Americans visiting libraries has edged downward over the past three years, although it is too soon to know whether or not this is a trend.
A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender
"I was the mystery of an anatomy, a question asked but not answered," says poet Lee Mokobe, a TED Fellow, in this gripping and poetic exploration of identity and transition. It's a thoughtful reflection on bodies, and the meanings poured into them.
Welcome To The World's First Elementary School With Standing Desks For Every Student
"Sitting is the new smoking" may be a catchy thing to say and there is certainly merit to adding movement and stretching activity to a persons daily routine, but standing all day is not a recipe for good health or improved learning. Ergonomics trade-offs exist between sitting and standing postures. I'm sure we all can understand that being on ones feet all day is not an ideal posture either. Removing the student's chairs completely from the classroom is kind of crazy. While it may suit some I'd suspect that most people will not find it a healthful or helpful to learning in the medium or long term. Remember that famous statue by Auguste Rodin called "The Thinker"? He wasn't standing, but then again he was naked... so well - yeah.
The 100 Best iPad Apps of 2015
What You'll Find in This List The 100 Best iPad Apps features native iPad apps that deliver unique and compelling tablet-based experiences, not iPhone or iPod touch apps running in 2X mode. For your convenience, we've divided our selections into seven easy-to-navigate categories: Social Networking; Business and Productivity; Communication; Entertainment; Creativity; News, Reference, and Information; and Reading. We've also included links to in-depth reviews where available. Rest assured that even those apps that haven't been fully reviewed are included because they've impressed us after some serious hands-on time.
How fear drives American politics
Does it seem like Washington has no new ideas? Instead of looking to build the future, it sometimes feels like the US political establishment happily retreats into fear and willful ignorance. Journalist David Rothkopf lays out a few of the major issues that US leadership is failing to address — from cybercrime to world-shaking new tech to the reality of modern total war — and calls for a new vision that sets fear aside.
Xur Weekend Exotic Merchant - Destiny Wiki Guide - IGN
Xur , Agent of the Nine, is a merchant within Destiny social spaces. Xûr sells Exotic weapons, armor, engrams, and consumables in exchange for Strange Coin . He can be found around the Tower or the Reef in different locations every weekend (Friday 9AM UTC to Sunday 9AM UTC).
Older people are happier
In the 20th century we added an unprecedented number of years to our lifespans, but is the quality of life as good? Surprisingly, yes! At TEDxWomen psychologist Laura Carstensen shows research that demonstrates that as people get older they become happier, more content, and have a more positive outlook on the world.
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How to go to space, without having to go to space
"We will start inhabiting outer space," says Angelo Vermeulen, crew commander of a NASA-funded Mars simulation. "It might take 50 years or it might take 500 years, but it’s going to happen." In this charming talk, the TED Senior Fellow describes some of his official work to make sure humans are prepared for life in deep space ... and shares a fascinating art project in which he challenged people worldwide to design homes we might live in there.