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iPhone 8 Encased in Glass for Wireless Charging

You may never have to plug the iPhone 8 in, but whatever you do don't drop it!

Revisit 'Burnout: Paradise' for free on Xbox next month

December’s Games with Gold lineup also includes "Sleeping Dogs" and "Outlast."

Great. Now Even Your Headphones Can Spy on You

Israeli researchers show that even if you're paranoid enough to remove your computer's microphone, malware can convert your headphones into spy bugs.

Snag a pair of the world’s smallest charging cables for just $20

Powering up your smartphone or tablet on the go is a way of life now… and if you’re going to have to recharge on the fly, you better be prepared. With an inCharge charging cable, you can have the world’s smallest charging cable conveniently clipped to your keychain, travel bag, or virtually anywhere, ready to …

Martin Scorsese's long-awaited 'Silence' finally has its first trailer

Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver have their faith tested in the first trailer for Martin Scorsese's long-developing drama Silence.

New 'Pokémon Go' creature throws unpredictability into your game

Ditto takes on the forms of other creatures.

Adding a Headphone Jack to an iPhone Dock

During the fall of 2016 I received a complimentary iPhone/Apple Watch dock from a company called 1byone. While I really liked the dock and overall gave it a good review, I realized that I could improve it with some simple modifications. Several of these modifications were very specific to this dock, as you can see in the video above. While I won't go into the details of those modifications here, one of the modifications could be applicable to many different iPhone docks on the market.The fall of 2016 will be remembered for many things, but for iPhone users it will be remembered as when we lost the most basic of ports (the humble headphone jack). iPhone 7's ship with special lightning headphones and an adapter to convert from a lightning port to a 1/8" headphone jack. However, if you want to charge your phone while listening to music, you're out ...

Why we need diverse games like 'Watch Dogs 2' more than ever

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The best deals for Black Friday

Black Friday , the shopping mania that occurs the day after American Thanksgiving, may be more important than ever in 2016. Between 4K TVs, new game consoles, media hubs, mobile devices and wearables, there are many potential gifts this year -- those discounts could be crucial to splurging on someone or treating yourself. But where do you go to find the best bargains? Never fear, as we're rounding up some of the bigger deals you'll see on and around November 25th. And many of these deals will be online, so you might not have to brave packed stores and shopping malls to save some cash.

Rejoice: Microsoft brings Solitaire to Android and iOS

Solitaire on Windows has been the source of endless workplace and school distraction, but that isn’t really enough. What about the kitchen? The subway? The bathroom?

Credit card readers were hacked at MSG for nearly a year

That makes almost a year of theft before MSG got wise to it, with hackers spiriting away all the data needed to create a replica card. The company said it was notified of a possible breach and started looking into it along with "leading security firms." After spotting unauthorized access, "MSG worked with the security firms to stop it and to implement enhanced security measures," it said. The point-of-sale systems are now safe, but MSG advises customers who visited venues during that period to check their credit card statements for unauthorized purchases.

Donald Trump tells Tim Cook to build iPhones in the USA

So we’ll see if tax breaks, should they materialize, are enough to bring manufacturing of any Apple product back to the United States during Trump’s presidency, or if more structural changes in education will also be needed that might take more time to bear out. Apple is already reportedly looking into what such a move would cost, with a report in Nikkei Asian Review that the company had asked Foxconn to prepare a report on the feasibility of building iPhone assembly plants in the United States.

Donald Trump: 'The Wind Is a Very Deceiving Thing'

Donald J. Trump, businessman and president-elect, finally had his meeting with the New York Times this week . In their lengthy chat, the ascendant leader of the free world shared what appeared to be words of wisdom passed down to him by a cartoon sea captain: “The wind is a very deceiving thing.”

Computer scientists to Clinton campaign: Challenge election results

(CNN) Hillary Clinton's campaign is being urged by a number of top computer scientists to call for a recount of vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to a source with knowledge of the request.

Twitter is giving Anthony Noto an additional $12 million a year in stock for his new job

The former Goldman Sachs investment banker and ex-Army Ranger is receiving a total of 940,000 restricted stock units and 325,000 performance-based restricted stock units as part of his new pay package. The package has a "total compensation target" of $12 million per year, Twitter said.

OnePlus 3T vs LeEco Le Pro 3: Battle of the Best Phones Under $500

We’re living in the age of cheap flagship smartphones. Sure, the big guys like Samsung, Apple, and Google are all selling phones that start at $650, but a growing number of companies (usually from China) are hitting the US market with high-quality phones with dazzling specs and low prices.

Don't Burn Down Your House This Thanksgiving

Are you planning on getting creative with your Thanksgiving turkey this year? The US Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to make sure you don’t burn down your house. The agency just released a new safety video showing what happens when you improperly fry a turkey.

Nintendo teases its upcoming ‘Super Mario Run’ game in a series of tweets

If you’re not familiar with the upcoming mobile game, Super Mario Run is a side-scrolling game, but not in the traditional Mario platformer sense. It’s an auto-running title where Mario is running from the left side of the screen to the right, forcing players to tap the screen to make Mario jump over obstacles and gaps. The longer the player taps the screen, the higher Mario will jump.

A Last-Minute Thanksgiving Guide to Everything You Forgot

Hosting Thanksgiving can be fun, but there’ll always be stress involved. Stress leads to forgetfulness, forgetfulness leads to anger, and anger leads to wine-fueled fights with your mother-in-law. Luckily, here are quick solutions to fix whatever Turkey Day gaps plague you, so you can avoid the trauma and drama.

A Turkish startup made a real life Transformer -- and it's up for auction

The idea of owning a real Transformer is now a reality thanks to BMW . If you’ve got deep pockets, and a plane ticket to Abu Dhabi, you can own ‘Antimon,’ the BMW 3-series that transforms from car to robot in 30 seconds.

Nintendo offers rare discounts on 3DS and Wii U games

Nintendo isn't known for running many sales on its games (you're more likely to see sales on devices), but it's making a big exception this year. It just kicked off a Cyber Deals eShop sale that offers large discounts on 3DS and Wii U titles -- and these are frequently titles you'd want to play. On the 3DS, you'll see price cuts on big titles like Hyrule Warriors Legends (down to $28), Fire Emblem Awakening ($20) and Monster Hunter Generations ($23). Head over to the Wii U side and you can pick up Twilight Princess HD ($35), Super Mario Galaxy 2 ($10) and Darksiders II ($10). Indie games like Super Meat Boy and Terraria are also on sale, and numerous Lego games (including Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens ) are discounted across platforms.

Michigan Legislature Approves Fully Autonomous Vehicle Tests

Toyota, General Motors, Ford, Nissan, and Honda are already testing autonomous vehicles or investing in autonomous projects in Michigan. Toyota also co-owns, with the other four automakers, the American Center for Mobility, the organization in charge of redeveloping the Willow Run airport into an autonomous test site.

Your Dog Remembers All Those Awful Things You Did

To indicate the presence of episodic-like memory in dogs, Claudia Fugazza from the MTA-ELTE Comparative Ethology Research Group in Budapest, Hungary, used a trick called “Do as I Do” in which 17 dogs were trained to watch a person perform a specific action, and then perform the action themselves when given the command. For example, if the owner were to place their hand on an umbrella and then say “Do it!,”the dog would also place its hand, er paw, on the umbrella. Other tasks involved standing on a table, sitting on a chair, and jumping over obstacles.

Newt Scamander Is the Biggest Idiot in All of Harry Potter History

Fantastic Beasts is a movie where apparently random people can just barge into meetings the President of the Magical Congress of the United States is having with all the other magical leaders in the world and there’s no security to stop them. No one figures out that the head of law enforcement has been replaced with the most wanted criminal in the wizarding world. (Here’s another question, how did that work exactly? Because if it’s Polyjuice, we never see Grindelwald drinking it. I really wish it was possession or something permanent because Colin Farrell is great in this role. He’s so manipulatively charming, I could easily understand how he could sway Dumbledore. And they’re replacing him with Johnny Depp, fucking hell.) The supposedly brilliant Grindelwald has the object of his desire in front of him many many times and somehow never sees it, a New York Senator calls people freaks for no reason, and a single wizard can apparently sentence others to death with no checks and balances. And Newt still stands out as the stupidest motherfucker in a sea of dumb motherfuckers .

Black Friday deals: PC and PC component steals

While this year’s PC and PC component deals aren’t quite as confusing as the Black Friday TV deals, many of them should still be skipped. A cheap laptop might sound good, but keep an eye on those specs: One retailer might offer a $450 notebook with a 5th-generation Intel processor, while a different retailer will have a similarly priced model but with a newer 6th-generation Intel processor.

Thunderstorm Triggers Freak Asthma Outbreak in Australia, Killing Four

Four people are dead and another 1,870 people had to be treated for shortness of breath when a rare condition known as “thunderstorm asthma” struck the Australian city of Melbourne earlier this week.

Evolution Can’t Keep Up to the Blistering Pace of Climate Change

As Charles Darwin showed nearly 150 years ago, species can adapt to changing environmental conditions through the trial-and-error process of natural selection. A discouraging new study shows that climate change is happening too fast for evolution to keep up, placing countless plant and animal species at risk.

How you'd love to troll your Trump-supporting family this Thanksgiving and what to say instead

YOU THINK: "But your vote put the lives of Muslims, immigrants, people of color, women and LGBTQ folk in jeopardy! It put your life in jeopardy! You helped to elect someone who has openly embraced dictators and said he didn't even want an election! Our democracy could be over! FOR GOOD! FOREVER! GOODBYE TO ALL MANKIND! I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT BLACK FRIDAY DEALS! THIS IS NOT A JOKE!"

Good robot design needs to be reponsible, not just responsive

If military and police are excluded from the “do no harm” pledges of the Good Robot Design Council and BSI, what kind of precedent is established? What role does defense play in robot ethics with the creation of robots designed to kill during police or military operations? Will ethics be able to keep up with the technological advances and indeed growing uses of robots?  Only time will tell.

This iPhone still works after a year on the bottom of an icy lake

If you accidentally drop any iPhone before the 7 and 7 Plus in water, it’s safe to say that’s the end of your precious device — but not this time.

30 gifts for people who are obsessed with their kitchen

Here are 30 gifts perfect for taking your kitchen-loving friend's room to the next level:

Liar, Liar, iPhone on Fire? Report Says Android Users More Honest

The study revealed that iPhone users are more likely to be younger, female, and to see their phone as a status object. iPhone users are also more extraverted, and less concerned about owning devices favored by most people. In terms of gender, the researchers found that iPhone users are more than twice as likely to be women. In contrast, Android users are more likely to be male, older, more honest and agreeable, less likely to break rules for personal gain, and less interested in wealth and status.

The Verge merch store is live!

There are a lot of people I want to thank here, and if you’re as happy for this as I suspect you are, you should be thanking them, too. Amplifier has been our partner for printing and distribution, and they’ve been great to work with. From our product and design teams, who put in more extra time than they probably should’ve: Georgia Cowley, Shawn Moriarty, Victor Ware, Courtney Leonard, Krystal Stevens, and Bo Kim. From legal, Brian Leung and I have fast become best friends. On the editorial side of things, James Bareham and Chaim Gartenberg have been amazing. And most of all, a big thank you to Michael Moore, who has been the driving force behind putting all these forces together.

How to speak up for yourself

Speaking up is hard to do, even when you know you should. Learn how to assert yourself, navigate tricky social situations and expand your personal power with sage guidance from social psychologist Adam Galinsky.

The Best Black Friday Deals Available Right Now

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A new type of battery that lasts for days with only a few seconds' charge has been created by researchers at the University of Central Florida. The high-powered battery is packed with supercapacitors that can store a large amount of energy. It looks like a thin piece of flexible metal that is about the size of a finger nail and could be used in phones, electric vehicles and wearables, according to the researchers . As well as storing a lot of energy rapidly, the small battery can be recharged more than 30,000 times. Normal lithium-ion batteries begin to tire within a few hundred charges. They typically last between 300 to 500 full charge and drain cycles before dropping to 70 per cent of their original capacity. To date supercapacitors weren't used to make batteries as they'd have to be much larger than those currently available. But the Florida researchers have overcome this hurdle by making their supercapacitors with tiny wires that are a nanometer thick. Coated with a high energy shell, the core of the wires is highly conductive to allow for super fast charging. The battery isn't yet ready to be used in consumer devices, the researchers said, but it shows a significant step forward in a tired technology.


"...and I said, 'Tim, you know, one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you're making your product right here.' He said, 'I understand that.' I said: 'I think we'll create the incentives for you, and I think you're going to do it. We're going for a very large tax cut for corporations, which you'll be happy about.' But we're going for big tax cuts, we have to get rid of regulations, regulations are making it impossible. Whether you're liberal or conservative, I mean, I could sit down and show you regulations that anybody would agree are ridiculous. It's gotten to be a free-for-all. And companies can't, they can't even start up, they can't expand, they're choking."

Pokémon Go players can finally catch Ditto

Since it launched in this summer, Pokémon Go players have been wondering how they could catch the elusive, blobby pocket monster. The squishy-looking bugger is a unique creature in the game. He can morph into any other Pokémon, essentially forcing mirror matches against any person he fights. Now, an update to the hit mobile game allows you to catch him.

Verizon's Black Friday deals include lowest price yet for Google Pixel

The discount is a bit complicated, so we'll break it down in its simplest terms: on Thanksgiving and Black Friday in Verizon Stores shoppers can get a new 32GB Pixel for $10 per month over a 24-month period. If you want more capacity, the 128GB version can be had for $15 per month over the same span of time. Importantly, this discount is only applicable to the standard model and not the XL, which was confirmed to Mashable by Verizon representatives. Other outlets, most notably   Android Central , have reported that the discounts extended to all Pixel phones.

Telegram launches Telegraph, an anonymous blogging platform

The app’s user interface looks very similar to Medium and allows for easy embeds. You can also embed images from your computer by clicking on the camera button. In comparison to Medium, the loading time for embeds is relatively fast. Publication is instantaneous upon hitting “publish.” Posts are shareable on social media platforms but are designed to work best on Telegram’s new Instant View layout, which works similarly to Facebook’s Instant Articles feature.

Here's a Livestream of President Obama Pardoning His Last Turkey

Pardoning turkeys is a White House tradition which helps remind birds that Americans can both give life and take it away. America hasn’t seen a single case of murder committed by a turkey since the tradition began. And President Obama will keep that spirit alive when he pardons his last turkeys at 2:45pm ET/11:45am PT today.

Snapchat Spectacles are for everyone, seriously

Someone who wants to be part of the action: They're on your face so they don't get in the way and other people are less likely to be weirded out when being filmed. (Try not to be such a creeper.)

MIT's New Plastic Muscles Could Bring Us One Step Closer to a Real-Life Westworld

We strive to make robots in our own likeness because, as far as we can tell, humans are best adapted to deal with our world. And thanks to researchers at MIT, who’ve found a way to use cheap, nylon plastic as an artificial muscle , we’re now one step closer to creating artificial humans—and opulent fantasy theme parks .

Twitter CEO Briefly Suspended From Twitter

Stephanie began as a PCMag reporter in May 2012. She moved to New York City from Frederick, Md., where she worked for four years as a multimedia reporter at the second-largest daily newspaper in Maryland. She interned at Baltimore magazine and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (in the town of Indiana, in the state of Pennsylvania) with a degree in journalism and mass communications. More »

Turkey Trot Throwdown, Week 7: The Final Countdown

Well, tomorrow is the big day. (Or later this weekend, depending on when your race is scheduled.) Don’t panic! You’ve trained. Your body is ready. Here are some last minute tips to prepare your mind.

What is 2017's top wireless router with the fastest speeds?

To make this list, the routers we tested needed to have a minimum wireless bandwidth rating of 1900AC, have at least four ethernet ports on the back, one USB port for media server options, and be able to transmit on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum. All the routers here hit the spec of transmitting at 250Mbps or more on 5GHz, and were able to maintain a rate of 300Mbps over a hard-wired connection.

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Alicia Silverstone just bared it all in nude photo for PETA

This is not the first time the actress went nude for PETA. In 2008, the company released a naked video of Silverstone promoting going vegetarian. If you really want to learn more about why Silverstone is against wool, she discusses the violent process of sheep shearing in this graphic video .

Scientists Discover Why Diet Coke Is Probably Undermining You

Researchers found “while there was little difference between the weights of the two groups fed a normal diet, mice on a high-fat diet that received aspartame gained more weight than did those on the same diet that received plain water.” Furthermore, mice who received aspartame water had higher blood pressure and higher blood sugar levels, which researchers believe is evidence of a glucose intolerance. “Both aspartame-receiving groups had higher levels of the inflammatory protein TNF-alpha in their blood, which suggests the kind of systemic inflammation associated with metabolic syndrome,” Science Daily reported .

The election probably wasn't hacked. But Clinton should request recounts just in case.

Making audits a routine part of the election process would have another big benefit too: It would deter foreign governments from trying to steal election results in the first place. Our current procedures create a significant chance that a hacked election would go undetected — which is a huge temptation for someone to try it. Under a system of routine audits, in contrast, hacked results would almost certainly be found, which means a foreign government probably wouldn’t bother. By requesting a recount this year, Clinton would help to set a precedent that integrity checks should be a routine part of the election process.


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Trump promises 'very large tax cut' if Apple makes products in the US

I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple, and I said, ‘Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you’re making your product right here.’

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade will be live-streamed on YouTube in 360-degree video

Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in person on the streets of New York is a pretty majestic experience, but it also comes with a side of crowds, icy wind, and a whole lot of waiting around. This year, Macy’s is partnering with NBCUniversal and Verizon to add 360-degree cameras along the route of the parade so you can live stream and watch it from any angle you’d like without leaving your home.

5 Habits I Had To Abandon As CEO As My Startup Scaled

Abandoning the habits that worked great when Leanplum was a smaller company actually helped it become a bigger one. These were the five most important changes I made, and as we continue to grow, they could very well become obstacles to reaching our next stage. As a CEO, it's my job to always be ready to let go of something that once worked but no longer does, and to try something new.



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Steam's first game awards are chosen by you

Valve doesn't want to leave game awards to others any more. The gaming giant is introducing its first-ever Steam Awards , and it's asking the community to decide on both the nominees and the winners. These aren't the usual best-in-category awards, either. It wants you to nominate titles based on everything from their addictive qualities (the "Just 5 More Minutes" award) through to the best mini games ("Game Within A Game"). You'll get experience points and badges for nominating, so you aren't just receiving a pat on the back for your time.

The UK is about to wield unprecedented surveillance powers — here’s what it means

What exactly will happen if the UK government demands that a company like Apple decrypt its data isn’t clear. However, it won’t be straightforward replay of San Bernardino, when  Apple battled the FBI over the decryption of a terrorist's iPhone. The UK has the legal authority to penalize companies that don’t comply, but experts aren’t sure whether they would bother. "A lot of this is about setting a precedent of how you think things ought to function, rather than necessarily expecting to be able to enforce the laws against overseas companies," says Killock. In many cases, he suggests, the issue will come down to leverage. Tech companies without any UK presence will be able to shrug off demands (what’s the government going to do to them?), but big firms like Apple and Facebook, which have thousands of staff in the UK, may feel more at risk. Alternatively, this might give them an advantage against the government; allowing them to threaten to withdraw jobs, for example.

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