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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

Building a Daft Punk helmet with programmable LED display

This Instructable will detail the process of creating your very own Thomas Bangalter Daft Punk helmet. While this tutorial may seem specific to Thomas Bangalter's helmet in particular, there are many processes involved within that will be helpful to anyone looking to get into prototype making as well as some electronic work. A few caveats beforehand: While the methods I employ here were able to furnish me with a finished helmet, I am in no way saying these are absolutes! In the end, the best processes to follow are those which you are most comfortable working with, so if there is something here that seems easier to do in your own way, by all means feel free to modify the process to your preferred flavor of building. I should also note that this is a complicated and lengthy process. The final result took me a little over 4 months to ...

Selfie Stick Aerobics Is A Fun & Subtle Way To Promote Body Positivity

Photogenic feminists, Selfie Stick Aerobics has arrived.

Vin Diesel shares his daughter's adorable text messages

During Wednesday's 'Tonight Show,' Vin Diesel shared the sweet texts his 7-year-old sends him.

Irish men attempt to explain women's sex toys, fail hilariously

A group of men are shown various sex toys for women, and asked to explain how they think the toys might work.

Harry Styles almost definitely shades Taylor Swift in 'Perfect'

One Direction attempts to out-shade Taylor Swift in its new single, 'Perfect'.

The third song on Neon Indian’s new album VEGA INTL. Night School is called "Street Level," and that’s important because it’s where Alan Palomo starts your descent. Listening to the rest of the...

Lightning Design System

Utilize our detailed guidelines to confidently design excellent apps that fit right into the Salesforce ecosystem. With the Design System, you get access to all of the Salesforce core visual and interaction design patterns so that you can follow established best practices and build apps that have a consistent look and feel with the Salesforce user experience.

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Box's future lies in developer tools

"If you're a retail bank, and you're building a retail banking experience for your customers, focus on that experience and let us do the content services in the back," Jeetu Patel, the company's chief strategy officer, said in an interview. "We'll power your application with it, and we'll make it cost-economical for you to not [build your own content services backend], and we'll give it to you at a fraction of the cost of what it would take for you to go out and build it."

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#TheForceAwakens poster revealed/new trailer and ticket on-sale info confirmed  #starwars

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When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

Microsoft's 1TB Surface Book will cost you a hefty $3,199

Microsoft talked about the Surface Book having up to a 1TB solid-state drive when it announced the laptop/tablet hybrid, but you couldn't actually buy it on launch -- 512GB was as good as it got. Well, that extra-capacious model is now available for pre-order ... and to no one's surprise, it won't come cheap. This ultimate configuration (which also includes a Core i7, 16GB of RAM and dedicated graphics) will cost you an eye-watering $3,199, which makes the $2,699 512GB model suddenly seem like a bargain. Not that there's a rush to buy the 1TB version right away. This and most other Surface Book models won't ship for another 7 to 8 weeks thanks to brisk demand, so you might as well think it over before you drain your bank account.

Best podcasts about data science

If you’re a data science enthusiast, you’ve doubtless read many of the classic books — both popular science and academic — that cover the field. But what if you want to expand your data science horizons but don’t have time to read a full book?

Droid Turbo 2 leak hints at 'shatterproof' screen and Moto Maker

Those rumors of Verizon launching the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 at its October 27th event? They just got much more concrete. Droid-Life has obtained leaked promos spilling the beans on both of the carrier-specific Motorola smartphones. As suspected, the Droid Turbo 2 should be advertised as having a "shatterproof" screen -- we're a bit skeptical of that claim, but Big Red will apparently back that up by accepting trade-ins of phones with cracked screens. Even if the display doesn't live up to that billing, though, the new Turbo will reportedly offer Moto Maker customization. Finally, you won't be stuck picking from a handful of black-and-red models while your Moto X -toting friends show off their more colorful devices.

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XIAOMI MI4: 5-inch, Android 4.4, 13MP/8MP cams, quad-core 2.5GHz, 3GB RAM 3G only $226

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.

Slow down! Enjoy life.

The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer takes a look at the incredible insight that comes with taking time for stillness. In our world of constant movement and distraction, he teases out strategies we all can use to take back a few minutes out of every day, or a few days out of every season. It’s the talk for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the demands for our world.

Anti-vaccine megachurch hit with measles epidemic, now offering free vaccinations

An outbreak of the measles at Kenneth Copeland's Texas megachurch has gotten some attention because (1) measles is something children are generally vaccinated for, these days and (2) Kenneth Copeland is, of course, an anti-vaccine crackpot. In what seems to be yet another bitterly ironic attempt by God to teach noisy religious fundamentalists what-for, the church has thus become the epicenter of a small but worrisome outbreak that has so far infected 10 and resulted in the Department of State Health Services issuing an alert spanning North Texas. That has megachurch pastors doing a bit of fancy dancin', with Pastor Terri Pearson (Copeland's daughter) walking back their leader's anti-vaccination stance to explain to the congregation that no, God does not really want your children to contract a potentially dangerous disease that vaccinations have all but licked because duh. "There are a lot of people that think the Bible -- we talk about walking by faith -- it leaves out things such as, I don't know, people just get strange. But when you read the Old Testament, you find that it is full of precautionary measures, and it is full of the law.

iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch

The team built a simulator that displayed a life-size image of an Apple Watch on the screen. Software was moving much more quickly than hardware, and the team needed a way to test how it worked on your wrist. There was even an onscreen digital crown—a facsimile of a watch’s classic knob—that you could swipe to spin, but it hardly replicated the feeling of twisting a real crown. Swiping, after all, is what the knob was supposed to replace. So they made a custom dongle, an actual watch crown that plugged into the bottom of the phone through the cord jack. In a sense the first true Apple Watch prototype was, like 10,000 Kickstarter projects, just a weird iPhone case with a strange accessory sticking out of it.

Scientists Discover Vast 'Ocean' Hidden Deep Underground

We may have another "ocean" to add to the world map -- only this one is hidden hundreds of miles beneath our planet's surface.

The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time

Are schools killing creativity? What makes a great leader? How can I find happiness? These 20 talks are the ones that you and your fellow TED fans just can't stop sharing.

For 1st time, MIT's free online classes can lead to degree

In a pilot project announced Wednesday, students will be able to take a semester of free online courses in one of MIT's graduate programs and then, if they pay a "modest fee" of about $1,500 and pass an exam, they will earn a MicroMaster's credential, the school said.


It's not often that you see something truly different when it comes to camera design these days. The meaningful differences tend to show up in the more obscure details — more megapixels here, a better viewfinder there. But on the outside, most are variations on the same idea: a rectangle, some buttons, a screen, and a lens. So how do make a camera that's different from all the others, both inside and out? You start by cramming 16 cameras into one body.

8 TED Talks that just might save your relationship

Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.

A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.

Own your body's data

The new breed of high-tech self-monitors (measuring heartrate, sleep, steps per day) might seem targeted at competitive athletes. But Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording simple data about our bodies every day — because our own data can reveal much more than even our doctors may know.

Tesla takes the wheel: driving a Model S hands-free

After setting the mode in the car's updated UI and double-tapping the cruise control arm, the car does the driving for you. It's an eerily smooth transition. If the vehicle determines you're not centered in a lane, it adjusts itself without jerking the vehicle. After that, I removed my hands from the wheel and the Model S tracked itself along Interstate 280 better than most of the other drivers on the road. It had no trouble with meandering corners. It kept a safe distance behind the car in front of it (something you can manually adjust if you would like more cushion). Adjusting the speed was a matter of flipping the cruise control arm: up to go faster and down to slow down. Meanwhile you just sit there. Because you're hurtling down the freeway, you're still paying attention, but it lowers the stress level a bit. If you're stuck in traffic, it takes the pain out of the stop-and-go experience because it does it for you. You've gone from driver to driver/passenger. This is the first step to the pure passenger experience promised by truly autonomous cars.

U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015

The traditional notion of “going online” often evokes images of a desktop or laptop computer with a full complement of features, such as a large screen, mouse, keyboard, wires, and a dedicated high-speed connection. But for many Americans, the reality of the online experience is substantially different. Today nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, and 19% of Americans rely to some degree on a smartphone for accessing online services and information and for staying connected to the world around them — either because they lack broadband at home, or because they have few options for online access other than their cell phone.


A UK-based company is looking to some well-known properties to make prosthetic hands more appealing to children, and it's getting some real help from Disney. Open Bionics is a start-up focused on making low-cost 3D-printed prosthetics, and as part of  Disney's Techstars Accelerator program , it's getting royalty-free licenses to create prosthetics modeled off Iron Man, Elsa from Froze n, and a glowing, buzzing "lightsaber hand" calling back to the Star Wars universe.

TED Talks to inspire you to go to bed and get a good night's sleep

In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night's sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness — and smarter decision-making.

Teens, Technology and Friendships

Overall, 72% of teens ages 13 to 17 play video games on a computer, game console or portable device. Fully 84% of boys play video games, significantly higher than the 59% of girls who play games. Playing video games is not necessarily a solitary activity; teens frequently play video games with others. Teen gamers play games with others in person (83%) and online (75%), and they play games with friends they know in person (89%) and friends they know only online (54%). They also play online with others who are not friends (52%). With so much game-playing with other people, video gameplay, particularly over online networks, is an important activity through which boys form and maintain friendships with others:

What's the most satisfying job in the world? You'd be surprised

Mike Rose interviewed people with everyday, blue-collar 
jobs in The Mind at Work . His chapter on hairdressers is particularly eye opening. To be sure, hairdressers need to acquire a set of technical skills—for cutting, coloring, and styling hair. And many, perhaps most of them, see what they do as requiring a 
fair amount of creativity. But what makes the job meaningful, I think, is the skill they acquire in interacting with clients. What does a client mean when she says she wants this haircut a little “fresher”? How do you talk a client out of a haircut that looks great on the long, angular face of the model whose photo she has brought in but will look terrible on the client’s pumpkin-shaped face? How do you help clients feel good about their appearance — confident as they leave the shop to face the world? The hairdressers Rose interviewed were proud of their technical skills and reveled in the complexity of such a seemingly simple act as cutting hair. But they were also proud of their ability to understand, talk to, and manage people. This was an essential part of their job. And doing it well could make a big difference to the quality of the lives of the people they served.

The year I was homeless

Becky Blanton planned to live in her van for a year and see the country, but when depression set in and her freelance job ended, her camping trip turned into homelessness. In this intimate talk, she describes her experience of becoming one of America's working homeless.

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

Indeed the LHC has been spectacularly successful. First scientists proved the existence of the elusive Higgs boson ‘God particle’ - a key building block of the universe - and it is seemingly well on the way to nailing ‘dark matter’ - a previously undetectable theoretical possibility that is now thought to make up the majority of matter in the universe.

Tech Firms Pledge to Hire Alumni From ‘Girls Who Code’

“Now we have girls in the pipeline that have been educated, that are coming from top schools. Are the tech companies going to hire them? This is a pledge from the top tech companies in the world that says yes,” said Ms. Saujani. “Given how bad the numbers are, if they hire just five of them, their tech teams are going to look dramatically different.”

Why we need to slow down our lives

Some people, if they can afford it, try to acquire a place in the country or a second home; I’ve always thought it easier to make a second house in the week — especially if, like most of us, you lack the funds for expensive real estate. These days, in the age of movement and connection, space, as Marx had it in another context, has been annihilated by time; we feel as though we can make contact with almost anywhere at any moment. But as fast as geography is coming under our control, the clock is exerting more and more tyranny over us. And the more we can contact others, the more, it sometimes seems, we lose contact with ourselves. When I left New York City for the backstreets of Japan, I figured I’d be growing poorer in terms of money, amusements, social life, and obvious prospects, but I’d be richer in what I prize most: days and hours.

Let's talk parenting taboos publishers Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman, in a lively tag-team, expose 4 facts that parents never, ever admit — and why they should. Funny and honest, for parents and nonparents alike.

These insane vans for CEOs redefine the meaning of working on the go

Sure, Silicon Valley might have solved this quandary by providing school bus-style transport for its middle managers, but CEOs and celebrities require the limo world's answer to a private jet. Becker offers two core mobile offices, one of which based off a Mercedes Benz Sprinter that he's dubbed the JetVan. Clients like Mark Wahlberg, Dr. Dre, Johnny Depp, and Ben Affleck have opted for this version, which can accommodate up to seven people like a truly (and luxurious) mobile conference room, or a cosier alternative hewn from a Cadillac Escalade ESV (though that, too, can be discreetly stretched to squeeze in four conference seats).

Secrets From 11 Of The Most Productive People From Oprah To Aziz Ansari

How do highly productive people manage to get everything done? There's no one way, of course, but there are lots of incredibly useful things you can learn from people who've spent tons of time thinking about how to get the most out of their day. We surveyed 11 top professionals--Google global marketing VP Lorraine Twohill, star designer Joy Cho, Airbnb executive Belinda Johnson, and many others--about their approach to maximizing their always-limited time.

The Key To Oprah Winfrey's Success: Radical Focus

The system works out well for Winfrey, who lives about two hours away on a 42-acre Montecito estate and usually spends several days a month in the office. She makes a point to "really, really, really try to avoid meetings," instead getting detailed summaries emailed to her by her staff. To underscore this point, she tells the story of a phone call she once received from the late Coretta Scott King, who wanted to fly to L.A. to meet with Winfrey to ask for help with a project. "And I go, ‘Mrs. King, you should just tell me whatever it is on the phone and save yourself the flight,’ " Winfrey says. " ‘Whatever it is, I’m going to be more inclined to do it if you just ask me on the phone. Because if you come all the way here, if I don’t want to do it, I’m still not gonna do it. And then you would have wasted your time, and I’m going to feel bad, and you’re going to feel bad.’ I spent 20 minutes trying to convince her not to come." She didn’t, "and it’s a good thing," laughs Winfrey, who ended up granting the favor.


Android 6.0 Marshmallow is such a mishmash of features that I spent a long time trying to suss out the unifying principle behind it all. Turns out, the answer was literally right in front of my face the entire time I was looking at my phone: that new, colorful Google logo.

The quest for Shadow of the Colossus' last big secret

Editor's note: It's ten years today - *gulp* - that Team Ico's Shadow of the Colossus came out in North America (we had to wait a few more months for the PAL release), and to celebrate the somewhat disturbing anniversary we're returning to Craig Owen's wonderful piece on a group of players in search of the game's secrets, originally published in 2013. Here's hoping that by the time the 10th anniversary of the PAL release rolls by next February we'll have something approaching a release date for its successor The Last Guardian...

The Wub Machine

I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!

I quantified my baby and wish I could get the time back

My wife is an infinitely patient person but there were times when the experiment pushed it: when a false alarm’s shrill siren rang out at another ungodly hour; or every time I bowled home from work at 7 p.m., mid bath-and-unwind time, to insist he was bundled up in another kimono before frantically searching the flat, baby dangling, for a plastic turtle; when I interrogated her, “Left breast or right? And for how long did he feed? And then he slept for how many minutes again? I think he's due another feed. Let me just scan that QR code quickly first."

The 20 most generous people in the world

, a firm that does research and valuations on ultra-high net worth individuals, to compile a list of the 20 most generous people in the world, ranked by total charitable giving to date.

Source: Red Hat is buying Ansible for more than $100M

Red Hat, which sells distributions of Linux, among other things, has a reputation as a successful open-source company. Buying Ansible — one of four major providers of at least partly open-source devops tools — makes sense, because it can add to Red Hat’s line of offerings. Plus, Ansible already integrates with Red Hat’s OpenShift, OpenStack, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux software.

Reg Saddler on Twitter

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Mobile Messaging and Social Media 2015

Both of these kinds of apps are particularly popular among young adults. Half (49%) of smartphone owners ages 18 to 29 use messaging apps, while 41% use apps that automatically delete sent messages. These apps are free, and when connected to Wi-Fi, they do not use up SMS (Short Messaging Service) or other data. Furthermore, they offer a more private kind of social interaction than traditional social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.

Cuba is coming online, but who will control its internet?

A dim streetlight flickered back on at the hotspot in Vedado, but the signal had yet to return. A young man leaning against the fence shook his head, dolefully refreshing a list of networks that showed only an HP printer from the adjacent hotel. Like most people at the hotspots, he had been video chatting with a loved one overseas — his fiancée off studying in Austin, Texas — until the power went out. He was a chef who hoped to join her there to take cooking classes and maybe get a job working in a restaurant. The wind blew, and a fresh spray of water came down from the trees. "We’re trying to plan my trip," he said.

Facebook now has a website dedicated to app design

Designers and developers who want the apps they’re working on to look more like Facebook’s own are in luck. The company now has a site dedicated to its design principles.

Rethinking infidelity ... a talk for anyone who has ever loved

Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.


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How staff at the Tower of London 'used magic to repel the forces of the Devil'

Research carried out by archaeologists in one of the fortresses’ major buildings has revealed that at least some of its inhabitants felt so insecure that they tried to use magic to give themselves an extra layer of protection.

History of Awesome

Social Media Usage: 2005-2015

Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began systematically tracking social media usage in 2005. Pew Research reports have documented in great detail how the rise of social media has affected such things as work , politics and political deliberation , communications patterns around the globe , as well as the way people get and share information about health , civic life , news consumption , communities , teenage life , parenting , dating and even people’s level of stress .

26 Company Logos That Are Actually Accurate

In his "honest logos" series, Hertz swapped out companies' recognizable designs for mottos that were a little closer to what they're actually known for. YouTube becomes "Cat Videos," and Facebook turns into "Procrastination."

Microsoft lab predicts a working quantum computer within 10 years

The quantum speedup may be closer than we think. According to a new paper lead-authored by researchers at Microsoft's quantum lab, a working quantum device could arrive within the next 10 years. "Recent improvements in control of quantum systems make it seem feasible to finally build a quantum computer within a decade," reads the abstract, published this week in Arxiv . The paper goes on to detail how a combination of quantum algorithms and conventional computing could be employed to analyze electronic structures too large and complex for conventional computing alone.


The US government has been wildly understating the collateral casualties from its drone program, according to  an extensive eight-part series report in The Intercept . Using leaked documents on Operation Haymaker, one report takes an unprecedented look at drone strikes in Afghanistan between January 2012 and February 2013, during which more than 200 people were killed by US drones. Of those people, only 35 were approved targets, the rest being either collateral damage or mistakes resulting from faulty intelligence.

52 Square has filed for an IPO, will list on NYSE as 'SQ'
53 Apple will fix your MacBook's worn-out display coating
54 ‘The Mayor Is A F—ing Addict!’
55 Scientists have not actually found an alien megastructure orbiting a distant star
57 Dell Chromebook 13 review: Chrome OS without compromise
58 5 can't-miss apps: Live GIF, Shuggie, The List and more
59 Men, Don’t Fear the Rose-Gold iPhone
60 5 Unusual Tips to Improve Your SEO With Social Media
61 Networks Untangle Malaria’s Deadly Shuffle | Quanta Magazine
62 On-demand hotel porn just not what it used to be
63 20 creative birth announcements that will break Instagram
64 The Alienware Steam Machine: finally, a gaming PC for the living room
65 Teeth from China reveal early human trek out of Africa
66 13 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous executives have used to run effective meetings
68 LG 65EF9500: The best high-end TV gets flat-out better
70 Netflix reveals the future of enterprise tech: Here’s why
71 Casey Neistat in a McLaren 675LT versus Lucas Brunelle on a bicycle
72 Millenials Remember Their Favorite '90s Jingles
73 5 jokes from 'Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo' on food, dating and Hollywood
74 Dance routines choreographed to look like kaleidoscopes
75 The most brilliant scientific discoveries that people under 15 have made this year
78 How The United Nations Is Using Virtual Reality To Tackle Real-World Problems
79 How 12 Companies Make Meetings Memorable, Effective, and Short
81 Nike and Adidas turn to tech to make sneaker shopping safer
82 'Downton Abbey' Season 6, Episode 4 recap: Sex and babies
83 Forget Zoom-Zoom. You'll like Mazda's refined CX-3 way more
84 The Golden Gate Bridge has a big problem that California is investing $76 million in steel cables to solve
85 15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity
86 Gear S2 review: Samsung's best smartwatch is still a work in progress
88 George Takei brilliantly shuts down troll who told him 'you suck'
89 The Key to Cheap Electric Cars? Ditch the Steering Wheel
90 This see-through Galaxy Note 5 will make you miss your old Game Boy
91 THE WEARABLES REPORT: Growth trends, consumer attitudes, and why smartwatches will dominate
92 Ikea Is Buying Up Whole Forests, and So Is Apple