How to Jailbreak iPhone, iPad, iPod touch on iOS 8 - iOS 8.1 using Pangu 1.1.0
Learn how to jailbreak iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5, 4S, iPad and iPod touch on iOS 8-iOS 8.1 and install Cydia using Pangu 1.1.0 with our step-by-step guide.
How to choose a cellular data plan with Apple SIM on your iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3
The cellular iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 both have a pretty cool feature that a lot of users are really aware of and that's Apple SIM. In a nut shell, it's a SIM card that will allow you to select your carrier from the Settings app so you're not locked into a specific network.
'The Terminator' turns 30: Time to revisit the sci-fi classic - CNET
"Michael came in to read for us and he gave the best reading of any of the actors that we'd seen, but it was with a Southern accent," Cameron explained. "We talked to his agent, said very politely, 'Michael's very good, but we really don't want him to seem so specific, that he comes from the South. Because he's from the future. We don't want it to be that specific. And the agent said, 'What accent? He doesn't have an accent.' It turned out that he'd been reading for 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' that morning of the reading and he hadn't shaken the accent."
Grumpy Cat's new movie shows she should have stayed a meme
Grumpy Cat, neé Tardar Sauce, was born in 2012, and because she happens to have feline dwarfism, she has a distinctly pissed off face. The kind of face made for image macros meant to express the inherent truth of life in the age of late capitalism: that existence has been bled of all meaning and is therefore joyless. Or something. It's pretty perfect actually:
Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain | WIRED
Perhaps some aspects of consciousness arise from these meta-networks—and to investigate the proposition, the researchers analyzed fMRI scans of 15 people after being injected with psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, and compared them to scans of their brain activity after receiving a placebo.
The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but Germany is still divided
It can be hard for visitors to Berlin to imagine where the Berlin Wall once separated Germany's communist East from the U.S.-friendly West. Today, commuters run to catch a metro where trains stood for nearly 30 years. Curried sausages are sold and illegal (but popular) parties are celebrated in empty warehouses just feet from where East Germans were shot by their own countrymen as they tried to cross the border to the west.
'Butterfly child' dreams of the Northern Lights (with video)
3:30 p.m. Bath time: Washing Jonathan in a tub filled with warm water, pool salt and some bleach, stripping and re-dressing all of his wounds can take up to four hours and must be done every other day to fend off infection and keep the blistering at bay as much as possible. It is painful and Jonathan dreads it, but it is a fact of life for kids with EB.
Mass protests convince Hungarian government to drop internet tax plans
Neelie Kroes, vice president of the European Commission, welcomed Hungary's decision to move away from its internet tax, describing it as a victory for Europe. "I'm very pleased for the Hungarian people," Kroes said in a statement Friday. "Their voices were heard. I'm proud the European Commission played a positive role in defending European values and a digital Europe."
Building a better Paris in 'Assassin's Creed Unity'
In the case of the Notre Dame, easily the biggest structure in the game, it meant recreating a version of the cathedral that didn't actually exist at the time. Level artist Miousse spent literally years fussing over the details of the building. She pored over photos to get the architecture just right, and worked with texture artists to make sure that each brick was as it should be. She even had historians help her figure out the exact paintings that were hanging on the walls. But when testers started running around the game, something was missing. During the time ACU is set, the Notre Dame didn't yet have its iconic spires, yet most people picture them when they think about the landmark — so Miousse added them to her creation, even if they technically shouldn’t be there.
Snoop Dogg, Investor
With his new sideline, Snoop is following other celebrities-turned-tech benefactors, like Ashton Kutcher, who seek to use their investor status as part of their overall brand. Snoop's financial endeavors elicit particular attention because of the cognitive dissonance. It's weird seeing the entertainer best known for recreational drug use donning a Ralph Lauren sweater vest and Warby Parker glasses in a picture with Google CEO Larry Page (see below). Snoop is the embodiment of a certain kind of gangster-rap, drug-hazed cool, and tech is for nerds.
Ed Snowden Taught Me To Smuggle Secrets Past Incredible Danger. Now I Teach You. - The Intercept
Tails , the secure system Poitras asked me to get for Greenwald, is serious business. It’s a hardened operating system designed for people who need to be anonymous, and not a lot of people use it. The acronym stands for The Amnesic Incognito Live System. Before Poitras asked me to teach it to Greenwald, I had never used it. Crucially, everything you do in Tails is anonymous. All internet activity is routed through Tor, so by default your privacy is protected. And you run Tails directly off of a DVD or a USB stick — it is not installed on your hard drive. Since Tails operates completely independently from your hard drive and usual operating system, it offers a hefty dose of protection from malware and from anyone who might inspect your computer to look at what you’ve been doing.
Be Smarter Than That, Uber Users | TechCrunch
Uber surprised a 26-year-old Baltimore woman with a spooky Halloween bill that hit $326 on a routine ride, resulting in her inability to pay her rent and general Internet outrage.
Dressing Up a Rover as a Baby Penguin—For Science! | WIRED
In a new study, Yvon Le Maho of the University of Strasbourg in France and colleagues equipped 34 king penguins with an external heart rate monitor that could be read with an RFID antenna (the same technology lets you into your office or onto the subway with the swipe of a card). A day later, they sent an unadorned 4-wheeled rover into the colony. Not only did the penguins let the rover get close enough to read their monitors, the birds’ heart rates increased less and returned to normal more quickly than when the same task was done by a human with a hand-held reader.
This CEO Spent His Stanford Years Taking Dance Classes--And They're Key To His Success
Ta-da! The power of social dance triumphs! (cue Valkeries music) The magic of partner dancing is that there are so many wonderful elements happening all at the same time, in such a visible, intimate personal space.
All the problems of life are solved by social dancing! Life comes down to relationships, and partner dancing is the most marvelous visible, kinetic way to experience the beauty of a functional, graceful relationship between two imperfect people, to experience the transcendence of a delightful interaction of moving harmoniously and perfectly to music, even if only for a few moments.
It takes our breath away.
Thank you Richard Powers and all the dance teachers who teach us.
p.s. come join my Santa Cruz Sunday Social dance, when you're in town www.PeggyDance.weebly.com
How To Raise Girls To Be Better At Negotiating
We just discovered a great opportunity for my 13 year old to practice her negotiating skills. Her teacher had claimed to have given her back an assignment for which corrections were due. While my daughter tried to tell the teacher in person a couple of times that the teacher had not returned it, the teacher didn't seem to hear and had given her an F for not completing it and consequently she received no credit for either the assignment or corrections. She decided to email her teacher and advocate for herself. She ended up having to send two emails to the teacher, but I was so proud of her for going to authority to get what she deserved and did it in a non-threatening, eloquent and respectful way, but was very clear about what was due. I think it is important to let kids advocate for themselves as early as possible. These skills take tons of practice! I've been practicing for 30 years and still struggle sometimes.
How To Push Past That Terrifying Dip In Motivation
How do we know if we’re in a slump or if we should just quit? We don’t. There’s no way to know the future. There are times when there are a bunch of good indicators that you should quit--customers aren’t responding, the market doesn’t support your work, there are better opportunities. But the feeling you have when you’re in a dip is not a good indicator that it’s time to quit.
Solid Concepts Announces Another 3D-Printed Metal Gun | TechCrunch
“We’re proving this is possible, the technology is at a place now where we can manufacture a gun with 3D Metal Printing,” wrote Kent Firestone, Vice President of Additive Manufacturing at Solid Concepts last year. “Now, if a qualifying customer needs a unique gun part in five days, we can deliver.”
After leaking company data, Slack raises $120M from Google & Kleiner Perkins at $1.12B valuation
The new round values the company at $1.12 billion, post funding — a massive valuation for an eight-month-old company. Slack was quick to point this out in its press release: “Having just launched in February, this milestone marks Slack as the fastest growing SaaS company ever.”
How The Most Successful People Conquer Burnout
Our purpose in life is an altruistic and ongoing commitment to bettering the lives of others. Purpose never ends, for there are always new people who need healing, education, etc.
Goals, on the other hand, have a beginning and an end. People choose a goal, make a plan, work the plan and achieve it. Unlike purpose, a goals is what you do for you – not others.
Most people begin their life's work with a purpose, usually a desire to help others. After they become successful (usually defined by money), people start setting goals for themselves – a bigger home or car. Gradually, without realizing it, individuals spend more time concentrating on their goals and less time reaffirming their purpose.
Burnout occurs when we lose sight our life's purpose. We complaining about our work and pay. We also think that things – or more things – will make us happy. Burnout is a self-inflicted condition, and its cure is a rededication to purpose. It's as simple as that.
5 can't-miss apps: 'Monster Flash,' Tackk and more
Task manager Any.do got one of its biggest updates yet this week. Version 2.0 of the app adds a host of new features, including collaborative to-do lists that can be shared with groups of friends, family or coworkers. Free users can add one other person, while premium users ($5 per month or $45 annually) can add an unlimited number of collaborators who can then edit and check off tasks. The latest version of Any.do also adds Dropbox support, so users can add files (up to 5MB) stored in their Dropbox accounts to their tasks. Any.do is free and available for iOS and Android .
Building A Better Version Of Capitalism Is A Massive Startup Opportunity | TechCrunch
“There is a back to basics view that suggests that capitalism is sort of running out of steam because we’ve got everything that we need… I think that’s completely wrong. The world economy will only, as it were, have done its job when everything is perfect. So long as you walk down the road and one paving stone is slightly misaligned, so long as you’re look at a building and one tile is a little bit out of place, so long as there’s something you want and no one is quite selling it to you, so long as there’s an area of your life that’s a little bit unhappy and someone is not selling you a service to fix it the economy is not large enough, there is still unemployment that has no proper basis.
A 'smart' deodorant applicator: Armpits, meet the future - CNET
Naturally, any smart device needs its own app, and ClickStick also delivers here. The app gives advice on which setting you should use to adjust the amount delivered with each press of the button, and also provides reminders and data on usage. The app can also be used to order refills, or not. Interestingly, ClickStick's "Green Green" Kickstarter option comes with two refillable pouches that allow you to use your own deodorant gel or other personal care product with the system.
This Man Uses Twitter To Augment His Damaged Memory
I believe that this is one of the most inspiring stories I have ever heard. It is absolutely clear that there is a need for a single app that would handle all of the notetaking that John presently does. As an app, one could have specialized buttons for common tasks. So, for example, if Jon goes to the gym on a regular basis, this could be a button on the Interface, reducing the time needed to record the event. The statistics that John collects from his tweets is also something that should be automated and included in the app. I think there is no question that such an app would also be of great interest to anyone with a failing memory, most often due to various illnesses associated with aging [like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and more]. I can easily see such an app slowly transforming into a complete personal assistant that tracks the user and constantly advises and reminds the user of options.
Verizon's 'Perma-Cookie' Is a Privacy-Killing Machine | WIRED
The company—one the country’s largest wireless carriers, providing cell phone service for about 123 million subscribers—calls this a Unique Identifier Header, or UIDH. It’s a kind of short-term serial number that advertisers can use to identify you on the web, and it’s the lynchpin of the company’s internet advertising program. But critics say that it’s also a reckless misuse of Verizon’s power as an internet service provider—something that could be used as a trump card to obviate established privacy tools such as private browsing sessions or “do not track” features.
IRL: The OnePlus One is everything my iPhone wasn't
In any case, September 12th was a busy workday, so I had little time to prepare the One for full-time use. I did what I could before tackling another hectic day at Engadget. It wasn't until the next morning, on a four-plus-hour flight to Atlanta, while playing with the phone more intensely than ever before, that I had an epiphany. I made a mistake in ordering the iPhone 6 when I had an excellent phone around me all along. Once I got to my hotel room, I canceled my iPhone 6 preorder.
Defakto Detail Struktur Review: A Watch Designed With Design In Mind | TechCrunch
Defakto is a boutique German watchmaker that creates the cases for brands with more recognition and history, but which focuses on classic, modern designs for its own imprint. The case shapes themselves are largely traditional and without flourish, with smaller diameter faces that look good on most wrist sizes. Defakto’s watch faces are exercises in minimalism, but with enough detail put into the smaller indices that they still manage to convey the vibe of finely tuned avionics instrumentation. The new Detail Struktur from Defakto represents the brand’s design tradition well, but also adds in a small second hand for a little more mathematical complexity on the still simple front face.
How To Create A Culture Of Productivity
It is always better to show not tell. This includes showing your staff that you are productive too and how you are not afraid to roll-up your sleeves and work on projects. Show that you are a thought leader leading the way toward a big future for the company. Be transparent about what you’re working on and hold yourself accountable to what your goals are for the week as well. This will help your employees feel like you’re not just delegating but instead contributing to the overall productivity and true success of the company.
This App Uses Your Neighbors' Phones to Find Your Lost Pet | WIRED
Luckily you don’t need to purchase a tag, or even own a pet, to help out. If you want to help pet-owning friends, family, or neighbors in the future, you can download the app, too. App users can elect to be notified if a lost pet wanders into their 250 foot detection bubble, at which point they’ll get the lost pet’s owner’s contact information. You can also choose to have your phone act passively as a node in the network, allowing the pet owner another chance for a phone to pick up their pet’s tag and relay its location. Either way, just by downloading the app, you could end up helping someone find their missing four-legged friend.
The Amazons of the dark net
THE first ever e-commerce transaction, conducted by students from Stanford and MIT in the early 1970s, involved the sale of a small quantity of marijuana. For decades afterwards, the online drugs trade was severely constrained by the ability of law enforcement to track IP addresses and the means of payment. The trickle of transactions threatened to become a flood with the emergence a few years ago of Silk Road, a drug-dealing site on the “dark net”. These e-depths cannot be reached through a normal browser but only with anonymising software called Tor. Buyers and sellers transact there pseudonymously in bitcoin, a crypto-currency.
Warning: These Photos Of Wet Puppies Shaking Their Pudgy Little Bodies Will Disrupt Your Mood
You'd think Davidson might have been unable to resist the temptation to get a puppy of her own given how much time she was spending with them, but she and her husband actually adopted an 8-year-old Schnauzer named Saul in the midst of the Shake Puppies project. (The couple also has a dogue de Bordeaux named Norbert, who was featured in Shake , and a cat named Yushi.) "I have all the resources to raise a puppy," says Davidson, who is also a professional animal trainer, "but it's too much work for me right now, and I know that. People think, 'Oh, I can get a puppy, and then in a year it turns into a dog'--the reality is they have a developmental structure that lasts for years, so you are training this puppy for years. For someone with a busy schedule who is looking for a companion, I'm an advocate of adopting older dogs and cats."
How Myths About Female Executives Make The Gap Wider
According to Christine Heckart , chief marketing officer for Brocade, a San Jose, California-based networking solutions company, women face a variety challenges in the tech world, both before and after the question of parenthood arises. There are subconscious biases that evolve naturally in a male-dominated industry, a lack of female role models and mentors and historically little encouragement for young women to consider a career in tech.
Fundraising Acceleration Is The New VC Investment Thesis | TechCrunch
The flip side of course is that founders who struggle to find growth early on may find raising funds even harder than before. Can you get 100 million users in the consumer world within three years? For enterprise startups, can you get $10 million in yearly revenue within the first 24 months of launching a company? As VCs seek the top 10 winners and recalibrate their expectations to the growth of companies like Slack or Snapchat in the consumer market, the bar is rising quite quickly. A few percentage points difference in growth can radically change the outcome of a fundraise process.
How Utah's Bryce Canyon Got Its Bizarre, Beautiful Sandstone Formations | WIRED
Aa the story goes, the iconic spires in Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park once were human-animal “legend people,” until an angry coyote god turned them into rock. This is probably not how it actually happened, but scientists haven't been able to add much more than to say “it's a weathering thing.” So geoscientist Jiří Bruthans and his colleagues at Charles University in Prague tried mimicking the process in miniature: They took 4- by 12-inch blocks of “locked sand”—a material that's between loose sand and sandstone—and crammed decades of erosion into weeks or months by simulating rain and intensive salt weathering. What Bruthans discovered is a sort of geological beauty trick in which the key factor is weight. The massive load of rock, which he approximates by squeezing his blocks with clamps, actually stabilizes the structures: The stress locks the grains of sand into place. It's an elegant explanation and one that befits the sculptural formations. If Bruthans ever gets tired of geoscience, he can always sell his experiments as modern art.
Mark Zuckerberg Just Revealed His Grand Vision For The Next 10 Years Of Facebook
Instagram has also made a lot of progress this quarter. In August, the Instagram team launched Hyperlapse, a standalone app for time lapse of videos on iOS. The team has also invested heavily in improving the speed and performance of Instagram on Android. This has helped drive Instagram's strong international growth which in some countries has achieved more than 100% year-over-year growth. Globally, people using Instagram now spend around 21 minutes a day on average using the app. This is a strong figure compared to the industry and a good sign that Instagram's strategy is on the right path. Our other big focus over the next three years is to continue to serving businesses well and creating a lot of value for marketers.
How To Discover Your Individual Communication Style
The secret to bringing out the best in yourself and others is in recognizing communication strength and learning styles.
AI researchers say Elon Musk's fears 'not completely crazy'
High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk made headlines when he said artificial intelligence research is a danger to humanity, but researchers from some of the top U.S. universities say he's not so far off the mark.
We're about to change cows' diets — yet again
Like with human diets, protein isn't everything, though; it's all about balance. High-protein diets can boost muscle growth — which can affect the meat — but, if the protein-to-energy ratio is too high, it causes cows to use body fat as an energy source and, therefore, to lose weight. "Think low-carb, high-protein diets in humans," he says.
How To Reinvent A $38 Billion Company | TechCrunch
With its illustrious 138-year history, its 114,000 global workforce and its $38 billion dollar market cap, you’d think that the Swedish tech giant Ericsson would be secure as the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators . But no. As Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg confesses, every morning while brushing his teeth, he thinks to himself: “Today I need to make more changes in order to be relevant.”
A Wikipedia monument? It's true (we're pretty sure) - CNET
Slubice, Poland, now hosts a monument honoring contributors to the free online encyclopedia. If you can't go see it for yourself, you can read all about it on Wikipedia.
How To Create An Infographic Resume That Doesn't Repel Hiring Managers
Not all hiring managers will appreciate an infographic resume. Dana Manciagli , a career coach and former hiring manager for companies like Microsoft and Kodak, advises against infographic resumes and warns that sending one is the quickest way to have your application put in the “no” pile. While Manciagli says it’s fine to post an infographic resume on your LinkedIn profile, you should never send one in addition to--and especially not instead of--a traditional resume.
Try Windows 93: The Hilarious OS That Never Was
It’s surprising just how deep you can dig in Windows 93, thanks to content like GameBoy emulators and pixel editors that have actually been pulled from various sources across the web. I spent a shameful amount of time giggling nostalgically, until suddenly, a beach ball of death showed up on my screen. At first, I figured it was just another one of Windows 93’s jokes until, moments later, Chrome froze and then crashed.
Google’s Copresence Looks Like A Cross-Platform AirDrop | TechCrunch
The Copresence feature would then share information using either Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi direct to actually shunt info back and forth, and would enable the sharing of maps, music, photos, websites and more, and would likely sport a strong integration with its Hangouts chat application, based on the graphics uncovered in the Services APK. It would make a lot of sense to see this housed in the Hangouts app itself, too, but there’s also an API for Chrome that’s been revealed previously, and Google has a broad patent, so this, like the Cast function for Chromecast, could be something that we see made available to developers to include in their own software on an app-by-app basis.
This ferrofluid artwork follows you until you look at it - CNET
And you don't have to do the first gazing, either: Eye Catcher , a project by Lin Zhang and Ran XieInteractive Architecture Lab at University College London, is desperate for your attention; so much so that the artwork will slide along the wall next to a passerby, hoping to catch their attention, seemingly suspended by magic. When they stop to look, two spots -- like eyes -- rise out of the puddle of ferrofluid at the bottom of the frame to look back.
Why Online Retailers Continue To Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores | TechCrunch
In an age when new technology and the growth of pure online-only retailers have industry analysts questioning the future of brick-and-mortar stores, what are online retailers doing to grow their businesses and gain market share? Why, opening up physical storefronts of course. The benefits that physical spaces provide make up three of the top reasons why online retailers are setting up shop, including: multisensory consumer experiences, better logistics and consumer service offerings and strong, lasting brand relationships.
Jony Ive says designing the Apple Watch was tougher than the iPhone
On Thursday night, Jony Ive told the audience at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art that designing the Apple Watch was more challenging than the iPhone as the former had to meet some social norms and expectations.
So You Want To Fix The Housing Crisis | TechCrunch
The community has since recovered and thrived over the past decade. However, without a concerted regional effort that includes housing development in Menlo Park and Palo Alto, this community may get completely erased or gentrified out. This mirrors what’s happening in the rest of the Bay Area as wealthier primarily white and Asian suburbs refuse to build a commensurate amount of housing to match local population and job growth, creating pressures for the region’s historically black, Latino and vulnerable neighborhoods to face displacement.
Use your phone's camera to solve equations with PhotoMath - CNET
There are four buttons at the bottom of the screen: History, Light, Steps, Help. The History button shows you your recent scans. The Light button turns on your phone's LED, should you be doing your homework under the cover of darkness. The Steps button shows you the steps from the last equation you scanned. And the Help button shows PhotoMath's brief tutorial which greets you when you first launch the app.
Stunning timelapse captures the terrific beauty of extreme storms - CNET
"High plains storms are some of the most beautiful and wild in the world," he wrote. "I spent May - September 2014 photographing all types of severe weather in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado. This time lapse project is a result of that effort. From rainbows to tornadoes, there is a little bit of everything in here."
Adorable penguin rover uses chick disguise to get in close - CNET
Studying animal behaviour can be quite tricky: the presence of humans in their habitat can make them nervous, altering how they would usually behave. One solution has been to use robotic rovers, such as the one used for the National Geographic's Serengeti Lion project, but some animals are more skittish than others. To that end, researchers have disguised a remote-controlled rover as a king penguin chick in order to get up close and personal without disturbing the birds.
How E-Commerce Is Finally Disrupting The $600 Billion-A-Year Grocery Industry
At $600 billion a year in sales, food and beverage is by far the largest retail category in the U.S. by a wide margin. However, it's also the category that has been the least disrupted by e-commerce; less than 1% of food and beverage sales currently occur online, according to BI Intelligence's estimates .
How Technology Is Transforming Microfinance
That’s not to say it will come easy. Naturally, there will be hiccups , but they will improve eventually, as it happens in case of any emerging industry. The sector still needs more lenders, and in time, the movement may grow to support major global markets. Whether it takes months or years for them to jump in is another issue entirely.