Aggressive drivers want to take advantage of driverless cars
Aggressive drivers are excited for the outbreak of autonomous cars on public roads, seeing it as a way to bully computers that err on the side of caution.
Amazon's Alexa can now talk you through 60,000 recipes
Most people I know with an Amazon Echo find that it’s particularly useful in the kitchen, what with hands-free music control and the ability to set timers (although you can’t name timers or set...
Video: Early owners report various GPU glitches in 2016 MacBook Pro models [Poll]
If there’s anything more annoying than waiting impatiently for your new MacBook Pro to arrive, it’s finding that it isn’t working properly when you receive it. This is the experie…
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story advance ticket sales start November 28
It's getting closer to the end of the year and that means A) 2016 is almost over which is great because it's among the worst of years, and B) there's a new..
Black Friday 2016: The Deals Worth Going to the Store For
But! Black Friday isn’t dead yet! There remain a handful of holdouts, the big-box stores that live for the midnight (or earlier) Thanksgiving Day lines and hire extra security for the ensuing 24 hours of chaos. Within their hallowed walls, there are still deals that are worth putting on some pants, standing in the cold, and fighting the crowds for. These are the best in-store-only deals, along with a few particularly tempting price cuts that are also available online. If you’re hell-bent on an IRL thrill of the hunt, you’re going to want to chase down these discounts in the flesh.
The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals - IGN
You've reached the one stop shop for all the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, brought to you by IGN Deals. We'll updating this article as new deals come and go, all the way through Black Friday to Cyber Monday, so add a bookmark and keep checking back.
The Best Dell Black Friday Deals
Few shoppers will be suprised to know that they'll find the best Black Friday deals at Dell.com to be on laptops and desktops. But the PC titan's online store is also serving up quite a few other get-your-mouse-and-keyboard-ready deals on Nov. 25. We've combed through them and chosen the best:
No, Russian Agents Are Not Behind Every Piece of Fake News You See
Has the rise of fake news played into the hands of those who want to spread disinformation? Sure it has. But connecting hundreds of Twitter accounts into a dark web of Russian-controlled agents, along with any website that sits on some poorly thought-out blacklist, seems like the beginnings of a conspiracy theory, rather than a scientific analysis of the problem.
7 Black Friday deals I'd buy
When push comes to shove, which Black Friday deals are really worth buying? Here's what one CNET editor would plunk his money down on.
Payments provider Stripe has raised another $150M at a $9B valuation
Stripe — the company that lets websites and apps incorporate payments services by way of an API and a few lines of code — has raised another round of funding, a Series D of $150 million at a $9 billion valuation, the company tells me.
CNN denies airing porn on Thanksgiving night
Technically Incorrect: It seems that the RCN cable provider in Boston is accused of emitting something other than Anthony Bourdain's famous CNN show. Confusion, however, reigns.
Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say
Some of these stories originated with RT and Sputnik, state-funded Russian information services that mimic the style and tone of independent news organizations yet sometimes include false and misleading stories in their reports, the researchers say. On other occasions, RT, Sputnik and other Russian sites used social-media accounts to amplify misleading stories already circulating online, causing news algorithms to identify them as “trending” topics that sometimes prompted coverage from mainstream American news organizations.
CNN accidentally broadcast 30 minutes of hardcore porn last night
It’s likely there’s a simple explanation for the mix-up, but until we know what happened it’s hard to see how someone could mess up this badly – and not notice for a full half an hour. Luckily it was past bedtime for potential underage viewers, but that probably won’t save someone at RCN from getting yelled at today.
Japan plans superefficient supercomputer by 2017
Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) isn't just aiming to build the world's fastest supercomputers, it also wants to make one of the most efficient. It is aiming for a power consumption of under 3 megawatts -- a staggering figure, given that Japan's current highest entry in the Top500 supercomputer list, Oakforest-PACS, delivers one-tenth the performance (13.6 petaflops) for the same power.
The Best Cyber Monday Deals
Check back here soon for all of 2016's best Cyber Monday deals from around the web, brought to you by the Kinja Deals team. For the time being, we’ll be posting all of the deals we find to our Black Friday post , so bookmark that page, and follow us on twitter for the latest updates.
Admits these news, Xiaomi seems quite untroubled. The company’s global vice-president Hugo Barra explained that Xiaomi’s business model wasn’t designed to make money from handset sales anyway. Actually China’s Apple relies on revenue coming from its home connected devices and software ecosystem.
The CNN porn scare is how fake news spreads
But this is exactly how fake news spreads. Even if porn was aired on CNN, it’s clear that a lot of publications ran with a story based on tweets from one person before verifying the facts. Many of the headlines already implicate CNN, claiming the channel aired 30 minutes of porn without giving any context.
You may soon get a heck of a deal on a 'new' diesel Porsche Cayenne - Roadshow
The diesel Porsche Cayenne starts around $62,000. Its diesel engine is rated at approximately 20 mpg city and 29 mpg highway, according to EPA estimates. With 406 pound-feet of torque on tap, it's packing plenty of forward thrust, despite having one of the slowest acceleration times of any Cayenne.
2016 gift guide: 'Stranger Things' edition!
If someone on your shopping list can't get enough of Mike, Will, Eleven, or even Barb, you've gotta check out this gift guide.
Everything You Need to Know About Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means it’s time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the month of gift shopping that follows. Here’s everything you need to know about making the best of this year’s deals.
Black Friday exclusive: 4 tech deals you won’t want to miss
You’re already used to TNW Deals offering up cool tech items at discounted prices all year round… but for Black Friday, we’ve upped our game. Check out these four offers we’ve compiled up exclusively for TNW readers. We’ve dropped the prices lower from their originally discounted sale price to help fill your holiday shopping list, while saving you a nice wad of cash.
Mad Shelia Is the Chinese Mad Max Ripoff of Your Dreams
We still don’t know when, or if, we’re going to get another chance to see Imperator Furiosa on the big screen. But, in the meantime, at least there’s Mad Shelia .
Make This Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza With a Homemade Sweet Potato Crust
I love Thanksgiving dinner, but I love playing around with leftovers even more. You’ve probably already mastered the Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich, but if you want to take your game to a whole new level, consider the Thanksgiving pizza, complete with sweet potato crust.
USB-C dongles for your new MacBooks
The 12-inch MacBook and the new MacBook Pros have just USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports and no other peripheral ports. This means if you want to plug any non-USB-C device to them, such as an iPhone or an SD card, you'll need a dongle. Here's a collection of them.
'No Man's Sky' will get base building in its first major update
There's some good news for No Man's Sky fans this Black Friday: The game is soon to get its first major update, according to a post from the developer, Hello Games. The bad news: Hello Games won't reveal much about the patch, except to say that it's called the "Foundation Update" and it will bring -- wait for it -- the foundations of base building. If that name wasn't punny enough for you, the studio adds that the Foundation Update is also "putting in place a foundation for things to come."
The OnePlus 3T's darker shade of grey
The phone's home button still doubles as a fingerprint reader. But it has a handful of new software features too, including more system gestures (like turning the phone over to mute a call, and taking screenshots by sliding three fingers downward).
Google launches its own festival to bring together music and technology
As part of the festival, Google will host five independent events, dedicated to five different causes, in five separate cities across the US, including New York City, New Orleans, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Our Favorite Gadgets: Best Tech Gifts 2016
Cue the chorus of angels: Samsung fixed the TV remote control. The company’s 2016 smart TVs come with a remote that automatically controls almost anything you plug in—Blu-ray players, Apple TVs, Xboxes and pretty much every cable box. Even better, the smart remote comes with entry-level HD models too, like the $450 K6250. If you’re in the market for a set with fantastic Ultra HD 4K picture quality, the KS9000, currently $2,000) is on our “nice” list. Starts at $450
Apple offers Black Friday gift cards to shoppers
A $25 Apple gift card goes to Apple TV or Apple Watch Series 1 buyers; $50 gift cards for select SIM-free iPhones; $100 for some iPad models and $150 cards when buying select Macs.
This scary artificial intelligence has learned how to pick out criminals by their faces
I’m not questioning that artificial intelligence technologies could one day have the capacity to perform various facial identification tasks with an impeccable record of success. But given how menacing it could be to label law-abiding individuals as potential security threats, it might be best to tread that path lightly.
Mathew Ingram on Twitter
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Daily Deal: Black Friday Price Drops And Discounts
It's Black Friday here in the states and that means sales. We've got our own sale of sorts going on as well in the Deals Store with some nice price drops. You can also use the code BLACKFRIDAY15 to receive 15% off on anything sitewide that hasn't had a price drop already. Have fun shopping!
Enhance your data processing skills with the Big Data Bundle . The 9 courses cover Hadoop, Spark, MapReduce, Scala and more to help you learn how to process and manage large amounts of data with ease. The price has dropped from $45 to $28.
Dive into the world of self-driving cars, speech recognition technology and more with the Complete Machine Learning Bundle . Over 10 courses, you will learn about pattern recognition and prediction and how to harness the power of machine learning to take your programming to the next level.
Video: The top 5 home IoT essentials - TechRepublic
The IoT is everywhere these days. If you're looking to bring it into your home, here are four devices to know about, and one way to get them to talk to each other:
Bragi Headphone review: finally, wireless earbuds worth buying
The promise with the Headphone was that, by stripping out all those extra sensors, Bragi would free up space for the Bluetooth radios to better communicate with the phone. And guess what? It worked. After a few days of using them with my iPhone 7 as my main earbuds I can say that they haven’t cut out once in any reasonable setting. I’ve put my phone in every pocket, thrown it in my bag, and no matter what the connection stays true. It took me setting down my phone and walking about 40 feet away before I started to experience hiccups.
Look at Netflix
That means acting more like a label. Traditional music labels do two big things: discover and nurture artists, and market them. With a trove of user data, a strong brand and global reach, Spotify could do that too. Imagine if it branched out into developing independent-minded artists such as British grime star Skepta. Or if it allowed unsigned acts to upload music to its service in a similar way to SoundCloud or YouTube. Spotify could even try buying independent music labels such as Beggars Group (home of SubPop and Matador Records) or Warp (London's electronic dance music specialist.)
Johnson & Johnson approaches Actelion about takeover deal
Actelion shares surged nearly 19 percent to a peak of 187.70 Swiss francs on Friday, valuing the company at around $20 billion. They closed up 16.8 percent at 184.50 Swiss francs, more than matching the stock's total gains this year up to Thursday's close.
Columbus, Ohio: What's next for the DoT Smart City Challenge winner - TechRepublic
But for Columbus, becoming smarter isn't just about transportation. With its total of $140 million in funding, the city is working on three smart city projects. The first is creating a connected vehicle environment; the second is adding smart streetlights; and the third is a transit pedestrian collision avoidance system, according to Ryan Bollo, project manager for Columbus' Dept. of Public Service, when speaking at the Smart Cities Week conference in Washington, D.C.
Overwatch Origins for PS4, Xbox One and PC is $25 off for Black Friday
Just don't buy it at Walmart if you want it for Xbox One or the PC. While it's just $35 at Walmart for PS4, right now the game retails for $66.60 on the Xbox One and $66.42 on the PC. Clearly someone didn't tell 66% of these Walmart days that prices go down on Black Friday.
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.
How to secure your IoT devices from botnets and other threats - TechRepublic
Here are some recommendations for protecting IoT devices from threats posed by botnets: For device owners: "Be careful of what you connect to the internet. Are you sure it needs to be exposed to the entire world? If not, put it behind your router, and in the settings do not do port forwarding to it, or limit its access...Change the default password that came with the device to a hard-to-guess one," said Ben Herzberg, security research manager at Imperva.
"There is a greater group we belong to: the human family."
Navigate Any Skating Rink With These Rules
If you aren’t sure where to go when you step onto an ice or roller rink, this handy guide will help you out. Traffic flows in one direction (usually counterclockwise), with the center reserved for people to work on their skills.
Reddit CEO Caught Secretly Editing User Comments, Chatlogs Leaked [Update]
Reddit’s CEO Steve Huffman has been caught editing comments of users of the infamous pro-Trump subreddit The_Donald. For a site which prides itself on “authentic” conversation, the ability of site administrators to secretly alter content has drastic implications.
'Gilmore Girls' episode 3 recap: Everything falls apart in 'Summer'
He's in a solid place professionally, with no permanent attachments (unlike Logan), and although Rory currently seems pretty hung up on Mr. Huntzberger (to the point where she keeps hanging up on him), she's always tended to want what she can't have, so the fact that Logan's engaged to another girl is perhaps part of his illicit appeal, even if deep down Rory knows it's impractical.
The Best Tech We Bought in 2016
Each year, we poll the PCMag staff to see what they bought in the past 12 months. For a trip down memory lane, see what we purchased in 2015 and 2014 . Then click through this year's gallery to see what we got this year—and what might make an appearance on your holiday wish list, too.
How our company culture helped us scale from 10 employees to 275
Scaling a company without compromising its culture can be an incredibly challenging problem to solve, but it’s certainly not impossible. One of the keys is building and maintaining a strong, genuine company culture. Through the people you hire and how you structure your teams, you can enable the company to scale effectively.
The Democratic Party Needs to Stop Using Reaction Gifs
The Democrats lost the election, and now they’re just trying to pick up the pieces. The party’s current social media strategy is unfortunate—using reaction gifs to warn of the horror a Trump presidency might bring.
K-2SO Steals the Show in the Latest Rogue One Trailer
We already knew that Alan Tudyk’s new Star Wars droid gives zero shits when it comes to carrying his allies’ equipment. Turns out he somehow cares even less when it comes to handling high-grade explosives.
Why digital transformation is forcing IT to evolve - TechRepublic
The Facebook 100Gbps data center switch is a indicator of how traditional enterprise vendors no longer drive innovation. This is forcing IT to change the way they operate.
That Ivanka Trump Quote About Wanting to Spray Her Father With Mace Is Totally Fake
Donald Trump has repeatedly said some disgusting, sexual things about his own daughter, Ivanka. But did Ivanka once reply that if he wasn’t her father that she’d spray him with Mace? No. The quote that seems to suggest otherwise is totally fake.
Maserati's electric Alfieri two-seater coming in 2020
The gasoline version will go on sale in 2019, Maserati says, well past its original 2016 launch date. It was originally supposed to be a V8, but the company decided to go with a smaller engine to meet environmental requirements. There are no details yet on the performance or price of the EV model, but we'd expect it to have outstanding performance (and hopefully decent endurance), given its Italian pedigree.
Wall Street finishes at record highs consumer staples, techs gain
Wall Street's three main indexes closed at record highs on Friday, helped by gains in consumer staples and technology stocks as investors hunted for bargains in a post-election rally.
Watch a tuned-up vape explode in the pocket of this unexpecting guy
Otis Gooding, an employee of a wine shop in New York’s Grand Central Terminal, was standing behind the till when suddenly the battery of his vaporizer caught fire. The security footage shows him trying to quickly remove the device from his pants, but didn’t manage to before getting third-degree burned.