'Street Fighter V' nabs stretch-master Dhalsim, gets release date
'Street Fighter V' is out Feb. 16 in North America and Europe, and adds Dhalsim to the fray.
'Gran Turismo Sport' brings real world prizes to gamers
Polyphony Digital's next 'Gran Turismo' game attempts to bridge the virtual and the real with FIA-hosted prize ceremonies for its major championships.
A killer whale knocked a poor seal 80 feet into the air
Off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia, a seal was knocked 80 feet into the air by a whale's tail.
Apple offers sneak peeks at first UAE stores, Dubai location will not be world's largest
This week, Apple's first two stores in the United Arab Emirates will open their doors to the public, but first looks at the new retail outlets reveal the Dubai store won't be nearly as large as some rumors had speculated. Dubai Apple Store, via Gulf News.
Apple granted members of the media sneak peeks at the new UAE stores, located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, before they officially open on Thursday. Both of the previews were attended by Gulf News , which estimated that the Dubai location is under 10,000 square feet total.
Earlier reports had suggested the Dubai store could be the world's largest, utilizing some 50,000 square feet of floor space inside Mall of the Emirates. But at that estimated size, the Dubai location falls well short of many Apple Stores, including the current world's largest at Covent Garden location in London, measuring 40,000 square feet.
While many of Apple's flagship stories feature multiple-story designs, the Dubai location is just one floor. It also boasts natural lighting and trees in the center of the space. Abu Dhabi Apple Store, via Gulf News.
Medium And The Ghost Boat Mystery: Inside The Search For 243 Missing Refugees
UPDATE (MONDAY, 10/26/15, 5:30 PM): Leading up to Medium's Wednesday installment with a potential breakthrough in the Ghost Boat project, Johnson had this bit of information to offer via email: "Early on, there was a mysterious phone call that suggested the occupants of the boat might be in a Tunisian jail. We have tracked down the source of that phone call and found out what he knows." Johnson is referring to an incident in the first installment where a family member of one of the people onboard received a phone call from a person who claimed to be a prison guard, stating that the passengers on the Ghost Boat were being held in his jail in southern Tunisia. Johnson declined to go into greater detail on Monday afternoon, and suggested more information would be disclosed on Wednesday.
Cyber data-sharing measure headed for Senate approval
After numerous failed starts, the long-stalled measure was seen as likely to win easy approval. Senators have been eager to address cyber security in the wake of recent high-profile hacks of companies such as Sony Pictures and the pilfering of troves of employee data from the federal Office of Personnel Management.
Apple Pay expanding to Australia and Canada this year for American Express cards
On its earnings call , Apple has announced a further expansion of Apple Pay in partnership with American Express, to Australia and Canada in 2015 as well as Spain, Singapore and Hong Kong next year in 2016. Exact details are still murky — Tim Cook very specifically said ‘eligible American Express customers in these regions’ so it isn’t going to be as big as a rollout for Apple Pay as we saw for the US or UK.
The best IFTTT recipes for forgetful people - CNET
I'm a very forgetful person, which means that technology is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, there are lots of techy ways to help people like me remember everything -- on the other hand, there are a lot more tech devices for me to accidentally forget about.
Verizon completely forgot its new logo on the Droid Turbo 2
Or so we thought. The old one still shows up on the front of the Droid Turbo 2. At first I thought it may be because it hasn’t established a textless glyph for the new logo, but even the phone’s packaging still uses the old branding.
Are your IT certifications killing your career?
Those salary increases will vary by region and vertical industry, of course. But the above trends suggest a clear pattern: Becoming a specialist with a given company’s technology suite (e.g. Cisco and Microsoft) is an excellent way to build your compensation bracket. It’s also worth noting that Cisco and Microsoft are both large, well-established companies that have built loyal customer bases across corporate America. Specializing in software offered by smaller companies offering similar products and services may not add value because employers will not be able to understand or make use of them.
Intel buys cognitive computing startup Saffron
"We see an opportunity to apply cognitive computing not only to high-powered servers crunching enterprise data, but also to new consumer devices that need to see, sense and interpret complex information in real time," Intel said.
Apple Doesn’t Need Apple Music to Win, Which Is Why It Will
And more to the point, Apple isn’t in a hurry. With a huge pile of cash and massive profits, Apple is under little pressure to show quick returns. As it turns out, the same advantages that give Apple so much power overall—its size, its resources, its visibility—give the company a serious edge in streaming music. Apple doesn’t have to win right away—which is why ultimately it will win.
IBM Under SEC Investigation for Accounting Practices
It’s also not the first time that IBM has been investigated by the SEC: The commission probed IBM over its revenue recognition practices in 2003 and in 2005-6 investigated its stock based compensation practices. Last year it closed an investigation into how IBM recognized revenue on its cloud software products. None of these investigations led to any adverse resolutions for IBM Sacconaghi wrote.
Samsung Galaxy S6 review
So combining the pixel count of the Note 4 with a smaller display should yield an exquisite display, right? Sadly, no. That's not to say the screen on the Samsung Galaxy S6 doesn't look brilliant - it really, really does - but I'm not sure the QHD resolution really adds that much to the mix, especially given the higher power drain it commands.
Halloween cocktails inspired by your favorite horror movie villains
Pour all ingredients except for Grenadine into cocktail shaker. Shake and set aside. Pour small amount of grenadine into bottom of empty tumbler, and pour milk punch mixture on top. Combine honey and food coloring to create fake edible blood, and use the mixture to attach a candy knife to the rim of the glass. And then RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.
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Cisco to Buy Network-Security Firm Lancope for $453 Million
Cisco Systems Inc. agreed to buy Lancope Inc. for about $453 million, the latest in a series of deals by the networking giant to boost its security business.
You Can Now Buy Drone Insurance From AIG
The costs depend on what kind of cover you’re going for: it’s going to be more expensive to cover your custom-made drone carrying a RED camera than it is you DJI Phantom with a GoPro lashed to its undercarriage. Either way, it’s unlikely most people will choose to cover themselves for the drone they use in the backyard, but for anything more serious it might be a tempting option. Flying a drone, after all, isn’t always easy .
Netflix's 'Beasts of no Nation' already has 3 million views
With Netflix's first theater-ready film, Beasts of No Nation , content chief Ted Sarandos broke a long-standing company rule not to reveal viewing numbers. "It is worth sharing that this movie, in North America alone, has over 3 million views already," he told Deadline . Netflix racked up those figures in two weekends , and the Cary Fukunaga directed film, starring Idris Elba, was the top Netflix movie in its first week of release. The service helped it along with a strong launch, though. "We focused on making the film available to all 69 million Netflix subscribers around the world, in more than 50 countries," Sarandos said.
Nanofiber gel and snake venom work together to stop the bleeding
The Rice University team combined batroxobin's natural clotting abilities with nanofiber hydrogel they've been working on to create an ultra powerful blood-stopping agent. Nanofiber hydrogels are basically like self-setting Jell-O, since they can be injected as a liquid and automatically firm into a wound-sealing gel that mimics the body's own processes. In testing with both normal and heparin-treated rats, the baxtroxobin-laced hydrogel stopped bleeding within six seconds and managed to keep wounds closed despite repeated prodding and pokes within one minute. It outperformed either method used separately as well as other conventional options.
Apple profits up on iPhone sales - BBC News
Secondly, while it still feels like Apple sometimes favours its US customers with new features, it's the international sales that are really giving it gusto: 62% of revenue was generated outside of the US this quarter. China accounts for a huge chunk of that - $12.52bn sales in the past three months, almost double what it took in from the country this time last year.
Google Play Music Will Soon Have Podcasts, Too
Earlier this year , Spotify beat Google to the punch when it announced its own recommendation engines for podcasts and video—not just songs. Now, Google Play Music is playing catchup and adding podcasts into its own audio offering.
Apple Revenues In China Shoot Up 99% in Q4
Despite months of major fluctuations in the Chinese stock market, Apple still managed to have an outstanding quarter in China. During its fourth quarter, the company saw 99% year-over-year revenue growth in the Greater China region, which accounts for the company’s sales in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
It’s time to shake up the enterprise software market
The enterprise software industry as we know it is changing significantly. Recently, it’s seen a rise in ‘best of breed’ apps, which in turn, has contributed to the fall of the enterprise monopoly. More specifically, there are three factors fueling this change, including the reality of the problem, the collective app economy, and new technology enabling the next generation of business applications.
Apple sees iPhone sales grow 22.1% to 48M in Q4 2015, but iPad sales declined 19.5%
As part of the company’s latest quarterly earnings announcement , Apple revealed today that it sold 48 million iPhones, 9.9 million iPads, and 5.7 million Macs during its fiscal fourth quarter of 2015. These are mixed results, which should come as no surprise for those who watch the company’s numbers closely.
Facebook at Work: Does RBS's 100,000-seat deployment mean you should try it? - TechRepublic
The enterprise social network scored a big client, but it will need to do more to compete. Here's what you need to know about Royal Bank of Scotland deploying Facebook at Work to 100,000 employees.
Forced cooling without fans
This is well known, that hot air is less dense than cold air, which makes it float up. Hot air can even make people into air (think balloons). Yet, I don't think I've seen many solutions that use this for cooling.
On the photo is a little project of mine. I have had an LED, a heatsink and a power supply. After putting them together, I found myself in a situation that LED overheats. I didn't have other heatsink at hand, so, after a bit of thinking, I came up with this.
I cut a plastic bottle to serve a chimney. Warped it in toilet paper to keep the air in the chimney from cooling (this will improve chimney's suction). Problem solved.
No fans. No extra power needed to make it work. No noise. Awesome! It's been working for two summers already.
Mark Zuckerberg Posts on Facebook From the ‘Incredible’ Taj Mahal
Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg has started his latest trip to India with a visit to the Taj Mahal and described the country’s most-photographed and photogenic monument as “even more stunning” than he had expected.
Berlin-based refugees create map of resources for newcomers
The map was researched and developed by Hamidullah Ehrari, Mohammad Yari, Farhad Ramazanali, Alhadi Aldebs, residents of Haus Leo — a group home for refugees — as well as Wohnen für Flüchtlinge (Berliner Stadtmission), or the Berlin City Mission, and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, a contemporary art house.
The first NBA game of the season will be streamed in VR
NextVR has announced that it'll stream tonight's opening game of the NBA season to all of its users in virtual reality. If you have a Gear VR (and compatible handset), then you'll be able to watch the Warriors take on the Pelicans as if you were court side. It's early days for the technology, so virtual viewers will only have one viewing angle during the event, although it'll switch to another for the pre-game ring giving ceremony. In an interview with Wired, NextVR's Brad Allen revealed that users will also be limited to a 180-degree view. Instead of being able to turn around and see the audience around you, you'll be shown the NBA, Turner and NextVR logos. Viewers will also be listening to the sounds of game as if they were there, rather than listening to a commentator, although that could well change with future broadcasts.
As exciting as this all is, for now it's just a dummy-run to see if broadcasting games in VR is as viable as the company hopes. The firm will have several other cameras recording the game that researchers will use afterward to determine the best viewing locations.
Calling d3.select(this) from inside an event callback will select the original parent element so you don't have to keep track of which selection is calling the function. This is very useful if you want to apply the same function in response to many different types of events. Without d3.select(this) the above code would look like this.
Raspberry Pi eyes Internet of Things expansion with customised, mass-produced boards - CNET
While the option to mass-order custom Pi boards is unlikely to be of interest to huge companies such as Samsung or Microsoft, the Raspberry Pi Foundation hopes that Kickstarter-grade organisations looking for a computer to power their Internet of Things gadgetry will be tempted to put an order in. The customisation process could see connector ports added or removed, to make the Pi more suitable for bespoke purposes.
Gran Turismo Sport Announced - IGN
Building on its legacy as the most realistic and accessible driving simulator, GT Sport has partnered with the FIA to push the boundaries of racing games. In addition to everything you'd expect from a GT, the team at Polyphony and the FIA are introducing an online racing series that will be recognised alongside real world motor racing by the FIA.
Daily App Deals: Grab these limited time discounts on Drop The Chicken, Easy Spending Expense Tracker and more (October 26)
We have some great apps for you today that are discounted for a short duration in the App Store, including Drop The Chicken, Easy Spending Expense Tracker and others. Some deals may expire quickly — even on the same day of this post. If there is a discounted app that you like, grab it while it is still on sale.
Tim Cook says 30 percent of iPhone buyers are switching from Android
Cook said during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call Tuesday afternoon that 30 percent of new iPhone buyers in the quarter that ended in late September were switching from Android, which is a new record. And just two days of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales were included in the company’s Q4 earnings, so that percentage of Android switchers may be higher in the holiday quarter that ends in late December.
Get a Roku 3 with voice search for $79.99 - CNET
From the Cheapskate: This is the current-generation, 2015 model. And you may actually be able to get it for $69.99.
5 interview questions for big data engineers… and how to answer them
Big data engineers are in-demand and difficult to hire, making salaries skyrocket. Answering these 5 questions the right way will help you land the job.
How to Fart in Public and Get Away with It
If you must fart and there’s no hope for private relief in sight, do so when you’re on the move. Don’t linger in the cloud or return to the scene of the crime. If you pass gas in your cubicle, immediately get up and leave your cubicle, lest your chattiest coworker decide that now’s a great time to have a talk and what is that smell? Is that Ukranian food? If you’re on the train, fart and then make your way to the other end of the car. Leave the gas, take the canoli. Farting is kind of like murder or organized crime in that way.
BuzzFeed To Withdraw From SXSW Over Canceled Gaming Panels
In a letter to organizers, BuzzFeed said it intended to withdraw from the conference if SXSW refuses to reverse its Monday decision canceling two panels related to gaming and online harassment due to threats of “on-site violence.”
How long does it take for employees to be security conscious?
He also recommends a quarterly refresh on other security awareness methods. “Maybe you’ve got a fun video about phishing that you put out in the first quarter. Then maybe do something on incident reporting in the second quarter. We know that reporting a phishing incident is just as important as not replying to them, so IT can identify where the threat is coming from and go after it,” he adds.
Roku 4 is the best streaming device right now — but you'll still be happy with your Roku 3
That’s what Roku does. Roku likes to boast that it has over 3,000 channels, or apps, but more importantly, it has the stuff people want: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, Vudu, Crackle, HBO Go, HBO Now, Showtime, YouTube (finally), Vevo, GoPro, casual games, cable authentication apps (so you can log in using your cable credentials and stream your cable through the Roku interface), and more. Apple TV has a lot of these too — but it’s lacking the Amazon Prime Video app. And Amazon Fire TV has a lot of the same content, but tends to push its Prime Video service whenever it can, whereas Roku is content agnostic. Plus, Roku has an easy-to-navigate interface and a "Follow" option that sends you updates when the stuff you want to watch becomes available or goes down in price.
Is your Mac startup disk full? Here's how to fix it
We've all been there: you're merrily working on your Mac when you try to save a file and a window pops up to proclaim, "Your startup disk is almost full - you need to make more space available on your startup disk by deleting files." This essentially means that the drive containing your Mac OS X installation is nearing capacity and is running out of space to save necessary files and logs.
T-Mobile rides 'Uncarrier' wave as consumers flock to its service - CNET
The carrier is outpacing its national wireless rivals in subscriber growth. It also swings to a profit, but not by as much as Wall Street was expecting.
ADP Drops Lawsuit Against Human Resources Startup Zenefits
In a major victory for the startup, a U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice. Per the terms of the settlement, ADP stated it has no reason to believe problems exist with the security of Zenefits software. Zenefits said on the record it had no reason to believe ADP is unethical.
Android switchers accounted for 30% of iPhone buyers in Q4, highest ratio recorded
During Apple's quarterly conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook said 30 percent of iPhone buyers switched from Android during the fourth quarter, the highest ratio of "switchers" Apple has recorded in a single three-month period.
Pictures: This iPhone 6 case lights cigarettes and opens beer bottles
While this isn’t an advertisement for the company, we found it hard to resist the urge to share some pictures, simply because it’s such an unusual iPhone case.
Apple reports Q4 2015 earnings with 48m iPhones, 9.8m iPads, 4.7m Macs and $51.5 billion in revenue
Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter ended September 26, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $51.5 billion and quarterly net profit of $11.1 billion, or $1.96 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $42.1 billion and net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.9 percent compared to 38 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
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Automakers just lost the battle to stop you from hacking your car
This didn't sit well with a number of automotive groups, especially the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the Association of Global Automakers, the Auto Alliance, GM, John Deere, or the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association. Each is listed in the Librarian of Congress' order as having opposed the exemption, for various reasons. They said it was "unnecessary" because "vehicle owners have alternative options, such as manufacturer-authorized repair shops and tools." They also claimed that unrestricted access to this software could present "serious public health, safety and environmental concerns" — an intended or unintended modification could disable the airbags or the anti-lock brakes, for instance. The Department of Transportation (DOT), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the California Air Resources Board (ARB) all also voiced concerns. The DOT and ARB "responded with varying degrees of concern," and the EPA opposed any exemptions whatsoever.
Apple Rolls Out Carrier Billing For iTunes, Starting In Germany With O2
“Telefónica Germany is working with Apple related to carrier billing,” a spokesperson told us in an email. “Payment via the O2 phone bill is now available for Apple Music, iTunes, App Store and iBooks Store Purchases. The service is gradually being rolled out and will be available for all O2 customers (prepaid and postpaid) in Germany by the beginning of November 2015.”
IBM nears deal to buy Weather Company's digital assets: source
International Business Machines Corp ( IBM.N ) is nearing an agreement to buy the Weather Company's digital assets in a deal that could be announced as soon as this week, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Drone carrying drugs, hacksaw blades crashes in Oklahoma prison
A drone carrying drugs, a cell phone, hacksaw blades and other contraband was discovered crashed in an Oklahoma prison yard on Monday morning.