watchOS 4.1 with Apple Music and Radio streaming for Apple Watch is now available
The watchOS 4.1 software update for Apple Watch is now available for all customers after a short beta period for developers. This update brings full iCloud Music Library access to the Music app wit…
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To put the new iPhone X's Face ID and camera to the test, we needed a trampoline: http://bit.ly/2zlPcq8 pic.twitter.com/762Z1owSOs
io9 Annual Costume Show: Happy Halloween!
The big day is upon us, and that can only mean one thing on Halloween—it’s time to put on those costumes you’ve been working on and delight and spook us in equal measure! We’ve been asking you to send us pictures of your final costumes and works-in-progress for the last few weeks, and here are our favorites so far.
'House of Cards' spinoff in the works?
Premiering in 2013, "House of Cards" was Netflix's first original series to generate widespread buzz and acclaim. An early Emmys darling, "House of Cards" helped vault Netflix into the higher ranks of Hollywood and threw fuel on its fledgling strategy to make its own programming, rather than just relying on licensing the movies and shows made by others.
Netflix has suspended production on 'House of Cards' indefinitely, after a sexual misconduct accusation against star Kevin Spacey
Netflix has suspended production on its sixth and final season of
"House of Cards," in light of a
sexual misconduct allegation against the show's star,
Kevin Spacey, Netflix confirmed to Business Insider.
Apple iPhone X, Day 1: The future is surprisingly familiar
The screen isn't just pretty, it's a little more than twice as tall as it is wide. And a surprising number of the apps I use regularly have adapted to fill that extra space just fine. Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, Bear, Dark Sky, Yelp, WSJ... the list goes on. Apple says it generally takes a few hours of work to make an existing app fully iPhone X-compatible, and I sincerely hope that wasn't just some marketing fluff because jumping into a non-optimized, letterboxed app was more jarring than I expected. When you fire up, say, Gmail, it's bounded on the top and bottom by empty expanses that frankly make the X look a little silly. Not exactly the experience you'd expect out of a $1,000 iPhone, but I suspect the App Store will be full of updated software by the time the X is widely available.
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My little guy in his costume his mom made. Kachow! pic.twitter.com/yctNg0VUHm
Fast Pair is Android's answer to Apple's effortless AirPods pairing
When you’ve got a Fast Pair-enabled device nearby (and there are less than a handful of them to start), your Android smartphone will fetch the device's product image, product name, and companion app — if one exists — from Google’s servers. Once you hit connect, you should see a confirmation when pairing is successful. Then, Android will offer to download the accessory’s companion app. (Noise-cancelling headphones often have apps to configure , as do some speakers.)
iOS 11 gets emoji, security update ahead of iPhone X launch
Along with iOS 11.1, you also can download WatchOS 4.1 to access streaming music and a new Radio app.
Graham: Manipulation of Social Media Sites 'One Of The Greatest Challenges' To American Democracy
“It is well documented that radical Islamic terrorist groups regularly use popular social media outlets to recruit Americans and individuals throughout the world to their cause. It has become equally clear that foreign governments like Russia – in the 2016 election cycle – were deeply involved in manipulating popular social media websites with misinformation to sow discord among Americans. Today’s hearing is designed to explore the depth of the problem to determine whether or not legislative solutions are necessary and can be constructed consistent with our Constitution and values. Equally important is to make sure that the social media platforms are doing everything possible to combat these growing concerns. Clearly, to date, their efforts have been unsuccessful.
Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE coming December
With a Cat 9 modem, the Surface Pro with LTE promises some of the best LTE performance around, as well as fierce processing power thanks to the Intel Core i5 chip. The basic model with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD will set businesses back $1,149, which converts to about £870 or AU$1,500. Or you can choose to double those numbers to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD for $1,449. That's about £1,095 or AU$1,890.
How 5G could add $533B to US economy by 2024
Over the seven year period of 5G construction, the investment is predicted to pay out $163 billion in employment earnings, and create 435,000 jobs for the next seven years. A number of benefits will also likely be reaped from the adoption of innovative services fueled by 5G, such as smart grids and health applications—which could push the benefits into the trillions of dollars, the report stated.
The 10 programming languages developers hate the most
In a Tuesday blog post , Stack Overflow data scientist David Robinson examined the site's Developer Stories, in which developers can add tags for languages, operating systems, platforms, and libraries they would or would not like to work with—offering a way to examine the opinions of hundreds of thousands developers on the platform.
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You can add location information to your Tweets, such as your city or precise location, from the web and via third-party applications. You always have the option to delete your Tweet location history.
Insider secrets of a white hat hacker on security that actually works
Think about it this way: Though we generally think of brakes as a means for stopping cars, they actually fill a more nuanced purpose, according to Rogers. While they absolutely do help to bring a car to a stop, they serve a more fundamental purpose of controlling risk. When brakes were introduced for cars, their top speeds leaped from 20 miles per hour to 50 or 60 miles per hour. In other words, the introduction of brakes did more than stop cars: It actually allowed cars to go much faster without fear of imminent death. Security, says Rogers, is much the same: "It should be an enabler that allows a company to choose which risks it wants to take on, in a controlled fashion, in order to go faster."
In a Superstar Economy, a Bull Market in Superstar Harassers
The growth of a superstar economy is reflected in a greater concentration of money and power among those at the top. A generation or two ago, a top worker who was slightly better than his or her peers tended to receive a moderate premium in earnings. Today, with companies operating on a more sweeping scale, that premium is much higher. Top performers only slightly better than their peers tend to make vastly more money.
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iOS 11.1 has 70 new emoji and it’s available now https://buff.ly/2yhzFHL pic.twitter.com/iWUDfUZsa0
'House of Cards' season six has been suspended indefinitely
According to TVLine , the decision to cancel "House of Cards" after six seasons was made months ago, before the allegations against Spacey were brought to light. If true, postponing the sixth season would be the first action taken by Netflix, Media Rights Capital and the show's cast and crew based on the allegations themselves.
Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary' lands big-screen remake
Keep all your cats and toddlers away from the highway, and remember, sometimes, dead is better.
Google Docs Glitch That Locked Out Users Underscores Privacy Concerns
Google Docs threw some users for a loop on Tuesday when the service suddenly locked them out of their documents for violating Google’s terms of service. The weird part? The documents were innocuous. The alerts were caused by a glitch, but they served as a stark reminder that not much is truly private in the cloud.
MashReads Podcast: Why 'The Haunting Of Hill House' is the perfect Halloween book
The book follows a group of people — the scientifically-minded Dr. Montague, the paranormally-vulnerable Eleanor Vance, seemingly telepathic Theodora, and future heir to the house Luke — who spend a few weeks living in Hill House, tasked with investigating its mysteries. But as the group explores, they soon learn that Hill House has a demand of its own: "Help Eleanor come home."
17 Halloween costumes that won the internet, according to Reddit
From a Jack Skellington perched on two-foot stilts to a zombie Stormtrooper that got the attention of Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca himself!), here are our 17 favorite ones.
Apple reportedly looking to ditch Qualcomm components
Next year's iPhones and iPads could be sporting components from another source, The Wall Street Journal reports.
WhatsApp new unsend feature can delete regrettable texts
There are a few caveats, including that both you and others need to be using the latest version of WhatsApp. People may see your message before it's deleted, and WhatsApp noted that "you will not be notified if deleting for everyone was not successful."
Download iOS 11.1 now for new emojis and UI changes
Any idea what happens if something goes wrong when using and of Apple’s betas? I know. I know all too well–YOU GET VERY ANGRY because YOU GET VERY SKA-ROOD. Any iinformation BEFORE going to beta IS LOST. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve backed up, everything you’ve thought was ‘safe’ WILL BE LOST… a restore goes ALL THE WAY BACK to ‘not beta’. TRUST ME; I’VE HAD IT HAPPEN IN iOS and OSX; BOTH MBP and iPhone had physical issues that required me to ‘go back’. BETAS ARE FOR OTHER PEOPLE, AVOID THEM AT ALL COSTS!!
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Releasing on Xbox Game Preview in December - IGN
Xbox Game Preview is essentially the Xbox version of Early Access, allowing players to buy a still in-development version of PUBG. Creative director Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene said it’s “essentially a beta version,” and that it will allow them to work with the community to balance the game before its final release.
Hillary Clinton could have been president if not for robots, a new study says
That revealed at least an overlap between counties that voted for
Trump and those with a greater share of robots. But to deduce
that 2% fewer robots in three key states could have been the key
for a Clinton win, the team performed a second analysis that told
them, based on their model, what might have happened if things
had been different.
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Tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter testify before Congress on Russian election meddling http://gizmo.do/bN9BvLj pic.twitter.com/cWXPnhCF53
Adorable kids dressed up as Maxine Waters for Halloween to #ReclaimTheirCandy
None of these kids can vote in 2018. They can however, dress up like the legendary Democratic Congresswoman and fight for their rights/candy on Halloween, as some kids chose to do this year.
Amazon Prime Video is available on Xbox consoles worldwide
There's more to the Xbox One X than just 4K gaming. Beyond playing UHD Blu-rays, the console will stream media from your provider of choice in 4K, too. That includes Amazon Prime Video, which is now available worldwide on Xbox consoles following its staggered launch last year.
Google Introduces $2K Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit
Need a new video conferencing solution for your business? Google just introduced a new Hangouts Meet hardware kit intended to help businesses elevate their video meetings. The kit includes a touch-screen controller, speakermic, a 4K-sensor Ultra HD camera, and an Asus Chromebox .
Charge Your Devices Without the Wires
Featuring premium design and fast charging parameters, this Qi charging stand will give your Qi-compatible phone a fast boost without needing to scramble around for a full wall charger. Plus, you'll spare your phone from the electric shock delivered by an outlet that can diminish the overall battery life of your phone. Equipped with built-in charging intelligence to prevent devices from overheating or short-circuiting, this simple stand will maximize your device's battery at optimal speed. Phones need to "eat healthy" too, and this wireless charging pad will help maintain your phone's long-term health.
Charge your phone in a healthier way, without giving it the electric shock of an outlet
Get a charge conveniently, without wrestling w/ wires
Maintain your phone's total battery life for longer
'Your power scares me' senator tells Facebook during first hearing on 2016 election
Tuesday's hearing is the first of three to be held this week and starred senators in the Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee. They questioned the general counsels a.k.a. the top lawyers of Facebook, Twitter, and Google. All of those companies are battling impending regulation of their advertising businesses in wake of the revelation that Russia-linked accounts purchased ads during the 2016 election.
Stranger Things season 2’s meme is Jim Hopper dancing to everything
If you didn’t like the show’s song choice, or just want to see Hopper get hyped about music from a different era, you can set the running loop of Hopper dancing to a new song with the hashtag #HopperDancing. Viral memes tend to be open-ended enough that anyone can add their own contributions. This one’s no exception: there are an infinite number of ways to reimagine what Hopper is hearing when he dances.
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#TechHearings with Google, Facebook and Twitter counsel are done, but this is what we learned http://cnet.co/2z87I4y pic.twitter.com/kvCXfa0N4A
2018 iPhones won't get rear-facing TrueDepth camera | Cult of Mac
“Based on aforementioned assumptions, we do not expect 2H18F iPhones to come with rear TrueDepth Camera/3D sensing, contrary to market expectations. While we agree that a rear TrueDepth Camera/3D sensing can potentially provide more augmented reality (AR) applications, we note that Apple needs to quickly resolve two issues if it wants 2H18F iPhones to have a rear TrueDepth Camera/3D sensing, namely: (1) the development of AI and ARKit software and an ecosystem, which takes time; and (2) achieving stable shipments and on-time shipping, which are challenging due to the higher spec requirements of rear TrueDepth camera.”
Banks fearing North Korea hacking prepare defenses: cyber experts
WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) - Global banks are preparing to defend themselves against North Korea potentially intensifying a years-long hacking spree by seeking to cripple financial networks as Pyongyang weighs the threat of U.S. military action over its nuclear program, cyber security experts said.
The Best Home Security Cameras of 2017
If you want to keep an eye on the rooms of your home, there are plenty of options. If you want to keep an eye on your driveway, backyard, or front porch, you need to be more choosy. Not all home security cameras are rugged enough to be mounted outdoors. You need a camera that's waterproof and can stand up to rain, snow, and sun, and survive the extreme temperatures of summer and winter. The Netatmo Presence and Netgear Arlo Pro are two models built specifically for use outdoors, while the Logi Circle and the Nest Cam Indoor might not survive the next rainstorm if you mount them over your garage door.
Apple iPhone X review: A bold step into the future
Aside from the gorgeous surgical steel that would be at home on the iPhone 1, the other major visual queue that this is not your average iPhone is the camera. Like the iPhone 8, the iPhone X has a dual-camera system (one wide-angle lens and one 2x telephoto), but the camera module, which on the iPhone X encompasses the camera, flash, and microphone, is turned 90 degrees to align with the 5.65-inch-long edge of the device. It’s so noticeable that more than one person spotted me out in the wild with the phone and started asking questions. My response was usually to shake my head and quickly slide the camera back into my pocket.
The top 10 worst ransomware attacks of 2017, so far
"This past year was unlike anything we've ever seen," David Dufour, vice president of engineering and cybersecurity at Webroot, said in a press release. "Attacks such as NotPetya and WannaCry were hijacking computers worldwide and spreading new infections through tried-and-true methods. This list is further evidence that cybercriminals will continue to exploit the same vulnerabilities in increasingly malicious ways. Although headlines have helped educate users on the devastating effects of ransomware, businesses and consumers need to follow basic cybersecurity standards to protect themselves."
Customer service done right: How a United Airlines crew rose above an imperfect storm | ZDNet
They made sure that all passengers were taken care of throughout this imperfect storm and the captain never wavered for a second in making sure that we had all the information we needed and were always apprised of what was going on. Due to this approach, which was both professionally perfect and personally friendly, I can't recall a single customer that got out of hand or grumbled. Most of the time, we all just cheerfully accepted our fate, appreciated the absurdity (along with the crew) and continued on as if there had been no problem whatever, even though we were ultimately delayed a couple of hours. The one scary feature of this entire "thing" was that a half ton of fuel was missing. That one -- because of the way the flight crew handled it and that it was one of four weird things -- was lost in the ether a bit. But, I have to wonder: How do you miss a thousand pounds of fuel?
Fewer than 1 in 100,000 new Surface devices go wrong says Microsoft | ZDNet
Ryan Gavin, Microsoft's general manager for Surface, challenged the finding and said that the Surface devices are getting more reliable with each new generation.
Facebook Says It Will Double Safety and Security Staff to 20,000
The company made the commitment in testimony before U.S. senators, who were questioning the social-media giant -- along with Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google -- about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the role of online platforms. Colin Stretch, the top Facebook lawyer, explained that the new hires would help track behavior of extremists on its sites. The company had just over 20,000 total employees at the end of June.
What's New in iOS 11.2 Beta 1
If you’ve got an Apple TV running on the latest software, you can now test AirPlay 2 functionality. AirPlay 2 feature lets you control the audio output of multiple connected devices from your iPhone. These devices can be playing different media, independently and all you have to do is open the Now Playing widget in Control Center to see a list of all available devices (right now it’s Apple TV, in the future, HomePod will be listed here as well).
I finally understand what the iPhone X 'notch' is for
The fact that smartphone makers are trying to make their phones stand out from the rest isn't exactly new. In fact, I'm sure a few readers will call me out for stating the obvious with this text. But the rumors about the mythical new iPhone went on for years. It was supposed to be, well, just a screen. No bezels, no notches. The pinnacle of Apple's elegant, simple design. So when the iPhone X came out looking as it does, many (me included) saw the notch as an eyesore. It's so distracting, so clumsy, so un-Apple-like.
Google Bluetooth 'Fast Pair' Expands to More Android Phones
The feature "uses BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) for advertising and discovery and uses classic Bluetooth for pairing," they explained. First, turn on a Fast Pair-enabled peripheral and put it in pairing mode. Then, once Android discovers a Fast Pair packet (you'll need Bluetooth and Location enabled on your device for this to happen), you'll get a notification asking you to "Tap to pair" to the accessory.
The New York Daily News “Smashing Trumpkins” front page wins the Muell
The New York Daily News had a Halloween-themed field day with the indictments delivered by Robert Mueller’s team to Donald Trump’s consultants and campaign advisors . The cover artists at the Daily News portrayed Mueller as a sledgehammer-wielding “trumpkin” smasher with his mind on the White House. It’s effective, to say the least. While, you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, guessing it’s okay to judge a newspaper by a fiery one like this.
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You can add location information to your Tweets, such as your city or precise location, from the web and via third-party applications. You always have the option to delete your Tweet location history.
Pharmacies Run by Robots Mark Midea's Foray Into Health Care
Midea, whose name is on one of every five air-conditioners sold in China, wants robotics to account for a fifth of its revenue in 2020, up from about 12 percent this year, said Fang. The bulk of Kuka’s robots are now employed in factories. Midea approached Guangzhou Pharmaceutical, which distributes drugs to 4,000 health-care institutions and thousands of drug stores and retailers nationwide, to help implement the new people-less dispensaries.
Don’t Kid Yourself: A Zombie Apocalypse Would Wipe Us Out In 100 Days
The students used the SIR model to predict the spread of the disease, which is a standard model in epidemiology, used to predict the rates at which infections spread, and how those infections die off. Using this method, the students plugged in their zombie “data.” The data assumes that a zombie can find one person each day and that it has a 90% chance of infecting that person. The model shows that, after 100 days, the non-zombie population would stand at just 273, who would be outnumbered a million-to-one by zombies.