You can drive cars from 'Fallout 4' in 'Forza Motorsport 6'
Ever wanted to drive the retro-futuristic cars from the 'Fallout' Universe? Now you can -- in a different videogame.
Circle with Disney makes it easy to control your kids' screen time
This boxy home network device can monitor the apps and content your kids access.
Watch crazy jetpack daredevils fly in formation with a jumbo airplane - CNET
Fly the friendly skies with a couple of jetpack-wearing risk-takers who pull off one of the scariest aerial stunts ever seen.
Small Drone Makes Its Own Maps to Navigate Indoors | MIT Technology Review
A small drone capable of building its own maps of an indoor space shows how the craft could become easier to use.
The heartfelt moment when sailors rescued a puppy lost at sea
Sailors with RYCC Savoia, a yacht club based in Naples, Italy, rescued the shaken labrador puppy when it was found swimming alone in the Gulf of Naples.
TPP revealed: What the once-secret trade deal means for online copyright
But the signing of the treaty does mean that, once countries introduce such laws, they won't be able to roll them back even if they want to -- or at least, not without withdrawing from the treaty, which would entail losing trade benefits in other areas, tying online copyright enforcement to trade in textiles, medicines and foods.
This Marine Biologist Photographs Rare, Otherworldly Oceanic Creatures
Semenov is also leading the Aquatilis Expedition , a three-year-long oceanic research trip to study rare and incredibly fragile, soft-bodied organisms that live 300 feet below the water's surface. He's photographed a handful of these creatures, but estimates that 80% of them are undiscovered. The arresting images show jellyfish that look like delicate flora, iridescent Syllidae, and UFO-like Estonian indicans. Catch some of the images in the slide show above.
Chinese-backed Tesla competitor wants to build 'rolling smartphone' in U.S.
Beyond being an electric car company, Faraday aims to build an autonomous "rolling smartphone," one that knows its driver and his or her tastes. Intriguingly, Faraday doesn't see its profits coming from dealership sales. Instead, it aims to make money on connected car services, car sharing, apps, and media that are beamed into its cars.
Apple wages battle to keep App Store malware-free
Apple has removed some of affected apps since it was alerted by security companies. But the problems threaten to taint the App Store’s years-long reputation as being high quality and malware free. Apple officials didn’t have an immediate comment.
Apple TV's tvOS found to support app folders
I agree with the above rants. I am a "fanboy" as well, but Apple is really dropping the ball on a lot of usability issues. I dread the fact that Apple music is going to be Apple's first release onto Android, because if that is an Android users' first impression of what Apple has going on, I would stick with Android. I already have 40 apps cluttering my home screen on the new Apple TV, it can take 10-12 clicks just to get to some of them. Also, apps don't display the names under them until you are on top of them. Unless the icon is really great at reminding me which app that is (and some are awful) I literally have to scroll to them to see the name. Too much half finished work or just plain bad work coming out of Apple UI these days. They are definitely placing visuals over functionality these days. You can have both, they just don't have the ability to do it well anymore.
Here's the magical plot of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'
"Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne) comes to New York (for a reason we won’t disclose) with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s travels around globe. He discovers the American wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles (who are called “No-Maj” in the States ... ) and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK (remember the Salem witch trials?). Fantastic Beasts is the story of what happens when this uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous … get out of their case."
Microsoft cuts OneDrive storage, here are 3 cloud alternatives - TechRepublic
Thanks to plugins and mobile support, you can use a combination of services. Keep your complex files on OneDrive to use with installed Microsoft Office apps. Store other documents on one of the other storage services. Or, sign up for all four and you can store a total of 32 GB free. The only challenge would be remembering which files you stored on each service.
We Finally Know What Happened to Water on Mars
Mars today ( despite the presence of a small amount of a liquid water ) is a dry, frozen place. But this was not always the case. Ancient Mars was likely warm and wet, much like Earth. So what happened to change it? Thanks to brand new results from NASA’s MAVEN mission, announced today, we may finally know.
Dadbod, binge-watch, manspreading make dictionary's top 2015 words - CNET
Did you do your share of binge-watching in 2015? You aren't alone. Use of the word "binge-watch" spiked dramatically in 2015, making it Collins English Dictionary's word of the year.
YouTube adds virtual reality video to its Android app
Additionally, YouTube's Android app now allows people to watch any video through a Google Cardboard headset. While videos that aren't optimized for 360 viewing or virtual reality won't be able to provide the same type of immersive experience, it will enable people to interact with YouTube in a new way. (Google compares the experience to a "virtual movie theater.")
Heat map to show where burning need is for cybersecurity pros
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is funding creation of a heat map visualization tool that will show where cybersecurity jobs are open across the country. The first rendition should be out late next year.
Google Maps for iOS update brings spoken traffic alerts to navigation mode
Google rolled out an update to Google Maps for iOS on Wednesday that allows users in navigation mode to receive spoken traffic alerts “about congestion and incidents on your route.” It can also “give you a summary of traffic before you drive.”
Five moves for every new CISO’s playbook
When these leaders understand the value proposition that the CISO brings to the company, they become allies. As a new CISO at Experian, Christiansen remembers walking into the marketing group president’s office. “She was concerned that I was going to bring a lot of cost to her organization with encryption and other security measures on all the data. When I started talking to her about matching risk with the level of data and that we didn’t have to do all of it, suddenly she was one of my biggest allies on the executive board and could tell them ‘he understands,’” he recalls. With allies in place, plans will move more quickly.
7 Ways to Use Facebook Native Video to Better Connect With Your Fans
Facebook video does brutally compress videos in the upload. preferable for a youtube link – if you are hoping for lots of shares although its not so harsh if facebook upload is being viewed on mobile platform. Main benefit is for your video to reside permanently on your facebook page for anyone who cares to explore its content. With a youtube link, once its bumped down the timeline, its gone.
Mobile App Developers are Suffering — Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking
The top charts are the biggest driver of the power law, as they are self-reinforcing. Once you make it above the fold in the top six apps overall or within your category, your place is forever cemented in the app ecosystem. The top charts continue to feed an influx of new users, since they are the primary channel for users finding new apps, pushing you further ahead of the pack. But as you can see, four out of the top six are already household names, and the other two are games. It’s not an easy list to break.
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Apple opens subsidiary in Vietnam, tapping smartphone growth
HANOI Apple Inc has opened a subsidiary company in Vietnam, allowing the maker of iPhones to import and distribute cellphones directly in one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the Asia-Pacific.
Microsoft opens up its Cortana for iPhone beta
Microsoft is getting ready to let iPhone users test a version of Cortana for iOS. The software maker has been steadily testing the app over the past six months internally, and it has now reached the stage where it's ready for outsiders to preview. "We want help from our Windows Insiders to make sure she's a great personal assistant on iOS too," explains Microsoft. "We're looking for a limited number of people to get their hands on an early version of the app."
The Surprising Ways The Gender Wage Gap Affects Families
To determine the differences in earnings between men and women working the same jobs, PayScale used its proprietary compensation algorithm to estimate a controlled median pay for women by adjusting for outside compensable factors across gender such as years of experience, education, company size, management responsibilities, skills, and other indicators. The researchers also presented an absolute wage gap picture based on uncontrolled median pay. This is where variables such as years of experience and education were not controlled.
Google Calendar’s new Trash feature lets you dig up deleted events
To get people used to this new part of Google Calendar — which came to Google Drive and Gmail years ago — Google will send you an email reminder right after you delete a calendar item for the first time. You’ll see something like this:
22 major problems with the iPhone 6, and what to do about them
Apple finally went large with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, bowing to peer pressure with bigger touchscreens than previous releases. The svelte and sexy iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been selling like hotcakes. Plenty of people are enjoying their new purchases, but there have been a lot of iPhone 6 problems being reported. If you’ve run into an issue then you might just find the answer you need right here.
Apple's iPhone 7 harvest may come in earlier than expected
Sadly, they don't get specific about how early a launch we're talking though. But earlier is good for those eagerly awaiting the new iPhone, which as a numbered device is likely to sport a whole new look.
Samsung's ultra-light 3K laptop puts the Surface Book to shame
Altogether, Samsung has managed to cram all these components into a tight 0.7-inch package that only weighs 4.45 pounds – pretty light for a 15-inch laptop. Also arriving later this month, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Pro will retail for $1,599 (about £1,040, AU$2,238) and it should give the Dell XPS 15 some stiff competition this holiday.
3D Touch and Spotlight search arrive for Flickr’s new iOS 9 update
Support for 3D Touch on Apple’s newest phones enables Quick Actions—designed to save numerous taps and swipes—letting you preview photos, people, notifications and more with a light press on the screen. Pressing the app icon lets you upload a photo or go directly to notifications or the feed or initiate a search from your home screen.
The Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK) provides a set of tools
and libraries for writing high performance, scalable, user-mode storage
It achieves high performance by moving all of the necessary drivers into
userspace and operating in a polled mode instead of relying on interrupts,
which avoids kernel context switches and eliminates interrupt handling
Steam launches official developer-run Item Stores
It's unclear what the full implications of this Item Store feature are just yet. Perhaps it's simply an easier way for developers to set up micro-transactions so they can be built into the Steam client, rather than developed in-game. Or maybe this will be the first step in revisiting Valve's failed attempt at paid mods, as it might be possible developers could strike a deal with modders to get their work on a game's official store. At the very least, it allows devs to set price caps on items, so rare ones don't get too expensive.
Why on earth do these things have Wi-Fi built into them?
The selling point of this Wi-Fi kettle that a company actually made is that you can save minutes by "pre-boiling" your kettle remotely via the internet, although if you have nothing better to do than talk to your sodding KETTLE and have it offer to boil itself when it location-senses you've come home, spare minutes are likely to be something you have in abundance.
These Cities Of The Future Would Be Built Entirely Of Bamboo
Because it's simple to build and modular, it could also be used for disaster shelters in places that have a natural supply of bamboo. "The problem with shelters after a disaster is that you need to get the shelters transported to those regions," says Precht. "If a region has local bamboo, just the technique of construction needs to be explained, and the shelters can be built up in a short amount of time."
See Sleek "Star Wars" Stormtrooper Helmets Designed For Wild Animals
New York-based artist Blank William recently reinterpreted those iconic stormtrooper helmets as armor for wild animals. Ever wonder what kind of headgear a rhino might wear as a solider in the Galactic Empire? Wonder no more. Ditto any hypotheticals involving hippopotami and elephants. All have had glossy, immaculate helmets made for them in both black and white, looking as though they could be made from either plastic or the smoothest metal imaginable. The only question left is what kind of lightsaber a hippopotamus might use, but with less than two months until The Force Awakens , I'm sure we'll find out.
Five free apps for turning your PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot - TechRepublic
Winhotspot WiFi Router ( Figure C ) is another free tool for turning your PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot, but it offers a few extra options. Like the other tools, you can specify a custom hotspot name and password and choose which network connection you want to share. But you can also monitor upload and download bandwidth and see which clients are connected to your network. There is also an auto run option and a safe mode option.
Amazon will open a new region of AWS data centers in Korea in early 2016
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the largest public cloud currently available for hosting websites and applications, announced today that it will open a new region of data centers in Korea.
Curly-haired women now have their own emoji
These days, more women have been embracing their curls — by ditching keratin treatments, blowouts and straighteners — to allow their waves to flow freely. These new emoji not only reflect that trend but offer a more inclusive form of digital communication.
Sony's A7 II camera gets a faster and more accurate autofocus
The Sony A7 II is one of the best mirrorless cameras available right now, although it isn't perfect. After trying it out earlier this year, one of our main issues with the full-frame shooter was its autofocus performance, which was at times slow and unreliable. But Sony has an update coming soon that, along with bringing a new feature, promises to fix some of these woes. In addition to activating the phase detection AF on the A7 II, the company's also turning on support for uncompressed 14-bit RAW image capture -- something that already exists in models such as the A7S II, A7R II and RX1R II. You can grab the refreshed firmware, version 2.0, on November 18th from Sony's support website .
The New York Times' virtual reality app puts you inside the story
For its entire history, one of The New York Times' main goals is to bring its readers to the front lines. Now it has a new means to achieve this goal.
DJI buys stake in high-end camera firm Hasselblad
Drone maker DJI has purchased a stake in Hasselblad, the company best known for medium-format still cameras and pimped out, overpriced Sony rebadges. The move is a bit of a head-scratcher, because we don't see a lot of synergy there -- Hasselblad's H-series cameras are far too heavy for drones and most models don't even shoot video. Furthermore, DJI recently unveiled its own drone-ready Micro-Four-Thirds camera. Nevertheless, DJI can certainly afford the minority share it purchased in Hasselblad, and now sits on the company's board of directors.
The companies will continue to operate normally for now, with Hasselblad building cameras in Sweden and DJI operating in Shenzhen, China. As for the future, Hasselblad just said "we are looking forward to sharing technical expertise and paving the way for future innovations," while DJI CEO Frank Wang added, "we (will) combine our strengths to further push the borders of what's possible in image technology." Lately, DJI has dabbled in cinema products (like handheld gimbals ) not related to drones, so the tie-up could lead to either improved drone imaging or new photography products.
Infographic: Fictional Sentient Machines, Ranked By Evilness
It's difficult to debate the merits of cybernetic sentience without getting into the realm of potential threat against humans. Isaac Asmimov's First Law of Robotics may involve leaving us unharmed, but lots of A.I. have kind of a love-hate relationship with the law—at least if pop culture is any indication. Consumer protection site SSLs.com recently mapped out the extent to which the inherent danger of conscious machines proves justified, by ranking the most evil A.I. of all time. The team combed through movies, novels, TV shows, and video games to find out where each iteration stood in terms of the categories Intelligence, Sinister Intent, World Threat, and Fear Factor. The results below may surprise you—unless, of course you thought that Terminator's Skynet was super chill or that the Data-Analysing Robot Youth Lifeform in D.A.R.Y.L. was out to destroy us all.
Google Drive for Android and iOS gets notifications, file access requests, and previewing without an account
Google today announced new features coming to its Google Drive apps for Android and iOS. Some are available today while others will be trickling out “in the coming week or so.” You can download the latest versions now directly from Google Play and Apple’s App Store .
How to get a job in healthcare IT
This Knowledge Pack includes everything you need to launch or continue a career in healthcare IT. There's information on breaking into the market and moving up the ladder once you're in, as well as details on which tech skills are in demand. Also included is a table of healthcare acronyms (there are many!) and a chart showing which industries make the best bridge to a career in healthcare IT.
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@IGN Halo 5, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War Ultinate, and Forza 6. I'm glad I bought an Xbox One over a PS4.
Finland becomes the first country to launch its own emoji
Finland, the land of saunas, the Nokia 3310 (it’s the only phone that ever mattered tbh) and Rovio games has become the land that also has its own set of emoji.
George R.R. Martin: 'Game of Thrones' ending will be bittersweet - CNET
"We all yearn for happy endings in a sense. Myself, I'm attracted to the bittersweet ending. People ask me how 'Game of Thrones' is gonna end, and I'm not gonna tell them...but I always say to expect something bittersweet in the end, like [J.R.R. Tolkien]...You can't just fulfill a quest and then pretend life is perfect. Life doesn't work that way."
Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana arrives for iOS, sort of
“In the spirit of the Windows Insider Program, we’re looking for a limited number of people to get their hands on an early version of the app. It’s important to keep in mind that this is the first public release of the Cortana for iOS beta. And that for now, Cortana for iOS is only available in the U.S. and China. Over the coming months, we’ll continue to deliver frequent updates to the app to expand the features and functionality”
Judge orders Sprint to keep WiMax network up after nonprofits sue
The lawsuit, detailed by The Verge last month , accused Sprint of shutting down the network while making it impossible for groups to efficiently switch over to the modern LTE standard. The nonprofits — two Educational Broadband Services, or EBS's, called Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen — cut a deal with the company Clearwire that let them provide affordable internet access on the network to customers like schools and libraries. But the nonprofits say that when Sprint fully took over Clearwire and the WiMax network in 2013, data speeds for the nonprofits' customers were unfairly throttled. Sprint has countered that other customers on the network have switched over without issue.
Formation 8 Axes Plans For Third Fund, Lonsdale Now Raising $400M For “8 Partners”
I wanted to let you know about a new direction Formation 8 is taking in the coming months. We have spent the last four years working tirelessly to do everything possible to make Formation 8 a strong and vibrant venture capital firm. We are hopeful we have earned a reputation for building industry-transforming, winning companies, and to that end, we are all extremely fortunate to be working with you.
Fallout 4’s Pip-Boy companion app out now for iOS and Android
The Pip-Boy plays a crucial role during Fallout series gameplay, serving as a persistent status screen and settings menu. In past Fallout games, players accessed an in-game Pip-Boy in order to heal wounds and swap out weapons mid-battle, among other functions. Fallout 4 will retain traditional in-game Pip-Boy functionality in addition to the new second-screen experience Fallout Pip-Boy offers.
Beware bad USB-C cables, Google engineer warns—while naming names
For now, it’s best to check Leung’s own reviews to weed out the bad actors. So far, he’s identified seven non-compliant adapter cables, from vendors CableCreation, Monba, Kupx, Juiced Systems, Orzly, and TechMatte. Leung has also been praising cables that meet the USB-C spec; those from Frieq, Belkin, and iOrange are safe bets.
Luma debuts a Wi-Fi router that uses mesh networking to provide quality Internet at home
A few years ago, I needed to buy a router, but when I looked at the ones at the store, it was daunting. The associate wasn’t really able to help me, so I went with one based on brand name. That wound up being a bad decision, as that router didn’t provide the most reliable service in my apartment.
Apple Watch sales estimate: 7 million after six months
Analysts’ Apple Watch sales estimates have varied wildly, with an average of 4.07 million units in the first quarter of availability, and 3.95 million units last quarter. The figures from Canalys, then, are about 1 million units lower than the analyst consensus.
Comcast brings data caps to more cities, says it’s all about “fairness”
UPDATE : DSLReports points to a Comcast support script apparently leaked by employees. The script tells employees not to use the phrase "data cap" to refer to what Comcast calls its "data usage plans." It also instructs employees not to tell customers the program is about congestion management. Instead, they should tell customers that the "data usage plans" are about "fairness and providing a more flexible policy to our customers."
Best iPhone 6S accessories
You've just shelled out for a shiny new iPhone 6S. You're cock-a-hoop. Your life feels like it's finally going somwehere. But there's something missing, an up still to be graded, and you can't work out which of the huge numbers of accessories you should be looking at.