Your future Black Friday shopping spree may be in AR or VR
Retailers are trying to replace the static webpage with more interactive tech. Time will tell if they succeed.
We asked the editor of 'Downsizing' if he misses cutting film
Movie editor Kevin Tent reveals what he learned from Roger Corman, how he edited an Oscar-winning movie on a train and why he doesn't miss film.
Shopify’s live streaming the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales frenzy
Ever wonder what Black Friday's consumerist rush looks like in real time? Now you can see it visualized in the stream above, which is a visualization of sales..
OK Go lets printers do the dancing in new music video
The band OK Go is known for its insanely creative music videos. From scooters, to cars, to planes, to treadmills, these guys have perfected the art of unique..
7 movies to stream with your family (that you probably haven't seen yet)
Need something to watch with the family this holiday weekend? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Tamagotchi is heading to your smartphone in 2018
The iconic virtual pet is getting a makeover for its mobile debut.
The 39 best Black Friday 2017 deals you can get right now
Now through Cyber Monday, the LG B7A series is at the lowest price ever for OLED-based TV -- and OLED offers the best image quality we've ever tested. It's not cheap by Black Friday standards, $1,500 for the 55-inch OLED55B7A and $2,300 for the 65-inch OLED65B7A, but for a high-end set it's a great value. This sale is the time to pull the trigger, and this is the OLED TV to get . It's available now from numerous retailers.
Jeff Bezos net worth crossed $100 billion after a Black Friday stock surge
But Bezos is the first to reach $100 billion since organizations such as Forbes and Bloomberg began tracking the fortunes of the world's richest.
9 tips for Amazon's Black Friday deals
Amazon is easily one of the most committed players. Its deals start sooner and last longer. Best of all, you don't even have to worry about getting off the couch or leaving your Thanksgiving dinner early to get the best deals. No waiting in lines. You just have to be quick, know what you're looking for and know how to score the best deals.
Sleeping through Black Friday? It's OK. Amazon's got more Cyber Monday deal to offer
Never mind Black Friday. The retail giant will offer savings on even more gadgets, hit video games, toys from brands such as Lego, Nerf and more.
How to save even more on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
I'll bet you a donut that with all your careful planning this weekend and all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads you scoured, you've overlooked one key way to double down on discounts.
Online holiday shopping scams to watch out for
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The Super NES Classic is back at Best Buy on Saturday in limited quantities
“The Super NES Classic Edition will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis,” Best Buy says. “Our stores will offer a ticketing process before we open for customers waiting in line – the same ticketing process we’ll offer for the Saturday doorbuster deals. We will only pass out as many tickets as we have systems available, with a limit of one per customer. Super NES Classic Edition will not be available on BestBuy.com.”
Product reviews, how-tos, deals and the latest tech news
Dell is known for great PC's, but they're also one of the webs best superstores with deals on everything tech.
Apple Black Friday Sale: Buy a Gadget, Get a Gift Card
If you need a new iPhone, nab a $50 gift card when you purchase an iPhone 7 (starting at $549) or iPhone 6s (starting at $449); Apple will give you a $25 gift card if you buy the iPhone SE, which starts at $349.
The current state of Bitcoin and Ethereum
In its current state, Bitcoin isn’t much more than a speculation vehicle, something to be bought and sold on exchanges (whose trades happen off-chain and therefore aren’t affected by the long confirmation times). Few people need to use it. There aren’t many companies building on it. It’s not even useable as payment anymore. But maybe it doesn’t have to be either. Maybe we should be looking at Bitcoin and other coins and tokens as an entirely new asset class, something we don’t fully understand the implications of yet.
This Is the Only Black Friday Deal I Care About
This Black Friday, when I’m swollen with cold turkey and yams, I’m going to lounge on my couch, some mindless Netflix marathon playing in the background, and I’m going to stare at the expected delivery date for the one thing I’ve actually bothered to order this week, on the occasion of the most hallowed of shopping holidays: A $2300 OLED TV from LG .
Tesla's Electric Semi Trucks Are Priced To Compete At $150,000 - Slashdot
Um so a Semi can do 500 miles in what 8 hours? 9 tops? if they are doing 60-65ish, If i remember right that is 2 hours yet of driving time driver has but would be forced to stop cause outta juice. Next issue, Recharge time which given the battery's needed to power this thing probably gonna take 15+ hours to recharge, which current law's say need 10 hours of off time before can start again. With current rig's that driver is now 7 hours of highway ahead of tesla driver before he even gets back on the road. As
Linux Pioneer Munich Confirms Switch To Windows 10 - Slashdot
The German city of Munich, once seen as a open-source pioneer, has decided to return to Windows. Windows 10 will be rolled out to about 29,000 PCs at the city council, a major shift for an authority that has been running Linux for more than a decade. From a report: Back in 2003 the council decided to to switch to a Linux-based desktop, which came to be known as LiMux, and other open-source software, despite heavy lobbying by Microsoft. But now Munich will begin rolling out a Windows 10 client from 2020, at a cost of about Euro 50m ($59.6m), with a view to Windows replacing LiMux across the council by early 2023. Politicians who supported the move at a meeting of the full council today say using Windows 10 will make it easier to source compatible applications and hardware drivers than it has been using a Linux-based OS, and will also reduce costs associated with running Windows and LiMux PCs side-by-side.
Imgur confirms it was hacked
The company said it has changed its password hashing to bcrypt, a much stronger password scrambler, last year. But anyone who uses the same Imgur email address and password combination on other sites should also change those passwords.
Video: Uber has been breached, 57 million users data stolen
The ride share company was breached in 2016, and is just now reporting what looks to be a deliberate coverup.
Best Black Friday 2017 Deals on iPad and iPhone Accessories
Planning to get yourself a new iPhone or iPad this Black Friday? How about buying some accessories for it while you are at it as well. Thanks to Black Friday, you will find some pretty great deals on various accessories for the iPhone and iPad which makes it a perfect time to buy them as well.
Samsung puts Amazon Music into smart TVs | ZDNet
Those who own smart TVs launched since 2015 and are Amazon Music subscribers in the US, the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Spain can access Amazon Music's streaming services via Samsung's Smart Hub.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds: This is what drives me nuts about IT security | ZDNet
While he agrees that having multiple layers of security in the kernel is a good idea, certain ways of implementing it are not, in particular if it annoys users and developers by killing processes that break users' machines and wreck core kernel code. Because ultimately, if there are no users, there's not much point in having a supremely secure kernel, Torvalds contends.
How to quickly install Kubernetes on Ubuntu
However (isn't there always an however?), the installation of Kubernetes can sometimes be a challenge. That's why I'm here. I want to show you how you can easily and quickly install Kubernetes on Ubuntu, initialize your master, join a node to your master, and deploy a service on the cluster.
Samsung to unveil Micro LED TV at CES: Report | ZDNet
Samsung Electronics is planning to unveil a Micro LED TV at the Consumer Electronics Show next year, according to a report.
Video: How IT can get their old-school company on board with digital transformation
Getting a traditional organization on board with digital transformation can be difficult. Humana's Geeta Wilson shares some best practices for IT pros for creating a business use case for new tech.
Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week: sources
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp ( 9984.T ) as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service’s investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.
This Nespresso instant espresso machine is over $80 off today and that's a really big deal
The Nespresso Inissia has a patented extraction system that is said to deliver a wild 19 bars of pressure — and, as all espresso enthusiasts know, pressure is what's needed to extract the best espresso. With the touch of a button and 25 seconds of wait time, the water reaches ideal temperature and can apparently make nine cups of coffee without even having to refill the tank.
Hawaii senator wants net neutrality to be the next big issue
Who do you mean then? Schatz: Congress. We have to demand a level of fluency on and commitment to these issues. We expect that every politician running for federal office is at least conversant in foreign policy, at least understands how budgets work. But it's still the case that you can get elected to the Congress and know nothing about the internet, even though it's playing an increasingly dominant role in everyone's life. I just believe it must be young people who demand that of their candidates.
Photos: The 12 most unlikely places to find next-level technology
As tech becomes ubiquitous, it will come into our daily lives in some unusual ways. Here are 12 uncommon spots to find emerging tech.
Black Friday 2017: Seeking New TVs to Watch, and Sneakers to Resell
Though patrons would be limited to buying just one pair each — with some pairs marked down to just a dollar, only one of the first 15 people in line at Cool Kicks was planning on keeping his purchase. The rest — mostly teenagers, and all male but one — would be immediately relisting their new rare sneakers on the secondary market, where some pairs fetch more than $1,000. — LO UIS KEENE
No joyous holiday for Amazon as workers go on strike in Italy
The number of orders Amazon receives on Black Friday may seem little compared to Alibaba's 1.48 billion shoppers this Singles' Day , but the online retailer still has to more than double its staff strength to cope with higher demand. Amazon employs 1,600 permanent staff at its Piacenza site in Northern Italy, but brings up its staff strength to 4,000 every year during the shopping season. The hub opened when Amazon launched its platform in Italy in 2010. Workers are paid a monthly average of 1,300 euros (about $1,541), according to FT.
A Canadian citizen accused of helping Russian spies hack into Yahoo accounts will plead guilty
A Canadian accused by the United States of helping Russian
intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a
massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts is expected to plead guilty
next week, according to court records.
How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions
The combined market capitalization of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google is now equivalent to the GDP of India. How did these four companies come to infiltrate our lives so completely? In a spectacular rant, Scott Galloway shares insights and eye-opening stats about their dominance and motivation — and what happens when a society prizes shareholder value over everything else. Followed by a Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson. (Note: This talk contains graphic language.)
More Than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments Were Likely Faked - Slashdot
NY Attorney General Schneiderman estimated that hundreds of thousands of Americans' identities were stolen and used in spam campaigns that support repealing net neutrality. My research found at least 1.3 million fake pro-repeal comments, with suspicions about many more. In fact, the sum of fake pro-repeal comments in the proceeding may number in the millions. In this post, I will point out one particularly egregious spambot submission, make the case that there are likely many more pro-repeal spambots yet to be confirmed, and estimate the public position on net neutrality in the "organic" public submissions. [The key findings include:]
1. One pro-repeal spam campaign used mail-merge to disguise 1.3 million comments as unique grassroots submissions.
2. There were likely multiple other campaigns aimed at injecting what may total several million pro-repeal comments into the system.
3. It's highly likely that more than 99% of the truly unique comments were in favor of keeping net neutrality.
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iPhone X now available in a total of 70 countries | Cult of Mac
The iPhone X went on sale in 13 more countries today, bringing the total worldwide availability to more than 70 different markets.
Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals Wiki Guide - IGN
There's no need to wait for Black Friday, IGN covers deals every day. follow IGN Deals on twitter and sign up for our newsletter to find the best deals before they're all gone!
Pokemon Go maker Niantic catches $200 million
Then, just this month, Niantic announced it's partnering with Warner Bros. to bring Harry Potter to an augmented-reality phone game called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. We're still waiting for a release date and more information about the Harry Potter game. But it promises players will learn spells, explore their real-world neighborhoods and "discover and fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies."
Amazon is dealing with a wave of Black Friday strikes in Europe
Black Friday isn’t merely a U.S. phenomenon. In fact, retailers from other parts of the world–including Europe–have implemented heavy post-Thanksgiving discounts in hopes of higher sales volumes. Today, more than 500 Amazon workers at Italy’s Piacenza site have agreed to go on strike, after failing to negotiate bonuses with the e-commerce giant , Reuters reports. In Germany, workers will reportedly be on strike at six distribution centers because of ongoing disputes over pay and working conditions .
Uber’s New CEO Was Told About the Company's Massive Data Breach Months Ago
Earlier this week, Uber dropped a bombshell by disclosing details of a data breach involving some 57 million user accounts—and then admitting to paying the hackers $100,000 to destroy the stolen data and keep their mouths shut. Disturbingly, this all happened over a year ago, and as it now turns out, Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, has known about the hacks since he took the helm back in September.
The Tesla Semi will start at $150,000 and a longer-range version will sell for $180,000
Tesla Semi, the automaker's newly unveiled electric big-rig truck, will have a base price of $150,000. Tesla's lowest-priced model is expected to travel 300 miles on a single charge, while the longer-range truck will have a 500-mile range and cost $180,000.
Thanksgiving sets record for online sales
Turkey Day steals some of Black Friday's thunder with web sales in the US up 18 percent from last year.
Houseflies Are More Capable of Spreading Disease Than We Realized
New research published in Scientific Reports shows that two common flies—houseflies and blowflies—are capable of carrying hundreds of different bacteria—a good portion of which are harmful to humans. Flies are born from fecal matter and rot, so this isn’t a complete surprise, but it’s the first study to analyze the gut contents of these insects in detail, and evaluate the ability of flies to carry and deliver germs. Flies like to hang around humans, as we’re all painfully aware, so these findings are a bit troublesome.
Amazon reveals its 5 top-selling items as it steals half of all online sales on Black Friday
Amazon reveals its 5 top-selling items as it steals half of all online sales on Black Friday
Apple is offering gift cards worth up to $150 on Black Friday
If you buy an Apple Watch Series 1, you'll get a $25 Apple Gift Card. Purchasing an iPhone SE, 6s or 7 will get you a gift card worth up to $50. Buying an iPad Pro, iPad or iPad mini 4 will net you a gift card worth up to $100. And finally, if you get a new Mac — including the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac or Mac Pro, you'll get a gift card worth up to $150.
This Simple Trick Frees up Storage Space on iPhone without Deleting Photos or Apps
iOS will recognise that you don’t have space for it and will start clearing up junk. If you have iCloud Photo Library enabled, it will start uploading photos to iCloud and deleting the local counterparts. After a while, you can cancel the download or if the download was successful, delete the app. Voila, you might just have gained 1 GB or more of free space.
The Best Dishes to Make With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
First, fold some shredded cheese, chives, and an egg into the mashed potatoes. As Kelly Senyei points out in the link above, you could add in some shredded turkey or diced ham, too. From there, you scoop the mixture into a greased muffin pan and bake for about half an hour at 375ºF. Take them out, sprinkle more cheese on top, and stick them back in the oven for a few minutes, just enough for the top layer of cheese to melt and coat the top of the muffin.
Two big innovations that made Amazon's Kindle a success
Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos was heavily involved in the process and challenged the team to find a way to create that wireless connection, insisting it's what customers wanted. They pulled off the feat by adding into the device a phone modem, jury-rigging the chip for downloads instead of voice calls. They partnered with Sprint, which provided the wholesale cell service.
Russia Is Returning to Growth. (Just in Time for an Election.)
Figures discussed on Friday at Mr. Putin’s meeting with government and central bank officials showed strong consumer demand, a main driver of the growth. Retail sales for the month increased 3 percent compared with a year before, according to the state statistics service. The Finance Ministry projects the overall economy to grow 2.1 percent for the year. That would be Russia’s first full year of economic growth since a recession began in 2014.
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Gifts Your Parents Would Never Buy the Ten-Year-Old You
Every kid knows the best way to get almost every item on your Christmas list is to include one outlandish, obscenely-expensive item your parents will never go for. Out of guilt, they’ll happily deliver everything else on your list. But you’re an adult now, with a job and disposable income, so why not finally treat yourself to those top-tier items your parents would have scoffed at?
Watching This Exterminator Remove a Gigantic Hornet's Nest Sent My Heart Racing
Jude Verret, the brave, brave soul in the white suit, set up a GoPro camera to capture the frenetic cloud of enraged hornets while he cleaned out the shed. Miraculously, even though the cleanup took 45 minutes, Verret wasn’t stung a single time. Although the terrifying hum of thousands of angry hornets is going to be stuck in my head for weeks.
Xiaomi’s noise-canceling earbuds are the best USB-C accessory
They work by listening for environmental noise with a mic and then playing an audio signal with an inverse polarity, so you don’t hear what’s around you. Toggle the ANC switch, and you’ll instantly notice most low-frequency sounds around you quieten down, from street traffic to whirring fans, and construction. You will, however, still be aware of higher-pitched sounds, like strains of music, people talking, and some vehicular engine noises.