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Watch a new trailer for Quentin Tarantino's upcoming The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino's frosty western The Hateful Eight is speeding toward its Christmas Day premiere, and a bloody new trailer's just been posted by the movie's official Twitter account. The new...

Obama rejects Keystone XL Pipeline, in huge win for environmentalists

After seven years reviewing the project, the Obama administration has decided to reject TransCanada's application to build the Keystone XL Pipeline.

'Overwatch Origins Edition' will be on PC, PS4 and XB1 next year (Update)

Move over PC gamers, Blizzard's 'Overwatch' is coming to PlayStation and Xbox too

Obama rejects Keystone XL Pipeline, in huge win for environmentalists

After seven years reviewing the project, the Obama administration has decided to reject TransCanada's application to build the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Surprise new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer may be the most revealing yet

Well, this is a surprise. Disney's Japanese YouTube account has uploaded a brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, full of new scenes. The star of this one, without question, is BB-8 —...

New international 'Star Wars' trailer loaded with unseen footage - CNET

Walt Disney Japan unveils a "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer stuffed with fresh clips that give us another glimpse behind the movie's veil of secrecy.

NYC photographers do a #MashMeet at the 'World's Biggest Selfie Stick'

Mashable partnered with ASICS to host a #MashMeet last weekend, in celebration of the New York City Marathon.

'Spectre' review: Bond blusters back in a whirlwind of a movie

The 24th Bond outing has spectacular direction and some surprisingly relevant social commentary.

Jennifer Lawrence accidentally (and hilariously) kissed Natalie Dormer

Jennifer Lawrence accidentally ran mouth-first into 'Hunger Games' co-star Natalie Dormer on the red carpet.

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Layoffs Hit Gumroad As The E-Commerce Startup Restructures

San Francisco startup Gumroad , which lets people sell products directly to consumers by way of quick and simple  links, has been in the process of laying off most of its staff in an effort to run more efficiently. Sahil Lavingia, Gumroad’s CEO and founder, confirmed the layoffs to TechCrunch, and said the company would stay in business.

Videogame Maker Activision Ventures Into TV and Movies

Activision said it is planning on “Call of Duty” becoming a movie and possibly a TV franchise. The company’s first production is a TV version of its popular children’s “toys-to-life” franchise “Skylanders,” which in May the company said had raked in more than $3 billion in global revenue since it launched in 2011. Activision said it is hiring script writers, editors, directors and other production talent and that it will have full creative control over the content its new studio develops.

Exclusive: Verizon weighing $10 billion sale of enterprise assets - sources

NEW YORK Verizon Communications Inc is exploring a sale of its enterprise assets which could be worth as much as $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, as the largest U.S. wireless carrier seeks to focus on its core business.

Ireland Jockeys to Defend Turf as European Tech Hub

DUBLIN—The stages are being disassembled. The pop-up tents are coming down. And thousands of entrepreneurs are snarled in traffic on the way to the airport. Web Summit, one of Europe’s largest technology conferences, wrapped up its final installment in Dublin on Thursday, after a public spat with Irish officials over how to accommodate the...

Little boy knows where our poop actually goes better than us all

Have you ever wondered what happens when you flush the toilet or watch water go down the drain? A young expert explains how NYC wastewater management works with the help of his mom. Read more:

Report: Google wants to follow Apple down the SoC design rabbit hole

We also don’t learn just what phones these components may be meant for. The Information says Google is specifically seeking to design its own SoC processor and camera hardware.

Swedbank website down in hacker attack

STOCKHOLM Swedbank's Swedish website has stopped working after a hacker attack and cannot be reached by its customers, a spokesman said on Friday.

Why Facebook is rightly concerned about ad blockers

That makes perfect sense. As this chart from Statista shows, all of Facebook's revenue growth since the company went public in early 2012 has come from a single source, mobile advertising. Desktop revenue is flat or declining, and payments hasn't really started to kick in yet. So if ad blockers really take off, Facebook could find itself in a world of hurt.

YouTube now lets you watch any video with a VR headset

It’s a little goofy, given you’re purposefully making the video smaller and losing even more resolution just to get a psuedo-3D effect, but it’s nice to have as an option. It could be fun for like five minutes, and there’s little native content available for Google Cardboard right now anyway.

10 Days Only: Free AppleCare & Free Apple SuperDrive with 15

In an effort to best last year's holiday deals, AI one of Apple's authorized resellers are teaming up to offer Free AppleCare, a Free Apple SuperDrive, and cash discounts on a handful of Late-2015 15" MacBook Pros (including both key retail configurations), or a Free Apple Super Drive and up to 80% off AppleCare with the remainder of the 15" MacBook Pro lineup. How to save $300-$600 on 2015 15" MacBook Pros with AppleCare & an Apple SuperDrive Both deals come courtesy of Apple authorized reseller Adorama and AppleInsider and expire on 11/16/2015. The pricing links in this article (as well as those in our Macs with AppleCare Price Guide ) link to special bundles that include the MacBook Pro, AppleCare and an Apple SuperDrive. The deep discounting comes from combining Adorama's existing discounts on the bundles with our exclusive $100 coupon discounts (via promo code APINSIDER ) and this this $100 AppleCare rebate . Step-by-step instructions to make sure you get the advertised pricing is located near the end of this article. While the rebate and coupon price is consistent, the prices on the actual MacBook Pros do fluctuate on a daily basis, so it's best to keep an eye on our live Price Guides .

A prominent ad-blocker-blocker served malware to Economist readers

One of the web's most prominent anti-ad-blocking tools has been serving malware to Economist readers.  In a message to subscribers , The Economist warned that anyone who visited the site between 11:52PM and 12:15AM GMT on Halloween night may have been exposed to malware. The malware was served as a result of a breach at Pagefair, a tool used to circumvent ad blockers.

6 tips for a better mobile retail experience

If your experience is like that of a good chunk of today’s consumers, this can be a road to nowhere that is nothing like the elegant mobile experiences you’ve become used to on apps like Uber or sites like Amazon. The retail app might not load properly, or be hard to navigate; the mobile website may seem confusing and cluttered; or the whole experience may not connect in any way to a recent in-store or desktop interaction with the same retailer. So, it’s no surprise that potential customers with short attention spans quickly bail and go elsewhere.

Ikea's Awesome New Kids Toys Look Like They Were Designed By Kids (Because They Were)

Have you ever looked at an adorable-yet-incompetent drawing made by a child and thought, "Now wait a minute—that would make an amazing plush toy?" No, neither have I, which is why neither of us has a job at Ikea coming up with awesome new product designs.

I didn't listen to a pair of $55,000 headphones

Truth is, I don't know what anyone can tell you about this pair of headphones after listening to just a couple of tracks. I'm probably slightly ahead of the journalistic curve when it comes to audio products. I've had the pleasure of demoing $5,000 CD players, I've listened to $4,450 headphones -- I have a decent amount of experience with "audiophile" equipment. But I certainly don't have a reference point for what $55,000 should sound like, and I certainly couldn't judge something's worth in 15 minutes.

Elementary: "The Past is Parent" Review - IGN

The thing that helped push last season's finale out front and center, stakes-wise, was Sherlock's relapse and the announcement that his father was flying out to make a showing. Here, not only did they hold back on Morland until the very final moments, but there also wasn't really any fallout from the heroin use. Aside from Holmes now being back in recovery, determined to once again stay straight. They teased him possibly going to jail, but we knew that wouldn't pass. And how long do we think Holmes and Watson will be gone from the NYPD? So while there wasn't anything necessarily bad about "The Past is Parent," it just failed to capitalize off the momentum from last season.

Square’s IPO Terms Put Valuation Below Latest Funding Round

Mobile payments startup Square Inc. is seeking a valuation of about $3.9 billion, according to a new securities filing, far less than the $6 billion price tag put on the firm a year ago and a sign that recent sky-high private values are facing increasing market skepticism.

BlackBerry Priv Review: A New Hope, or the Last Hope?

BlackBerry wants to give you the best of both worlds. But has the world already passed this brand by? The first BlackBerry to run Android, the Priv ($240 on contract through AT&T) opens up a world of apps heretofore unavailable to devotees of phones with keyboards. And, yes, there's a physical slide-out keyboard, complete with handy shortcuts, that promises to make you more productive. Just as important, the Priv retains many of the features that have made BlackBerrys so compelling for business users, including strong security and a robust suite of productivity apps. Has BlackBerry finally found the right mix?

Alibaba Said to Be Discussing $80 Million Investment in Boxed

Founded in 2013 by CEO Chieh Huang, Boxed is a hybrid of Amazon and Costco Wholesale Corp., offering free delivery within three days on bulk grocery orders of at least $50 made through the company’s smartphone app. Shoppers can find a 76.5-ounce box of Kellogg’s Raisin Bran for $7.99, 30 rolls of Charmin Ultra Soft toilet paper for $22.39 and 140 kitchen garbage bags for $14.19.

'The Witcher' will be a movie in 2017

The Witcher is perhaps best known as a video game series , but its roots travel deeper than the digital realm. The Witcher games are based on a long-running series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, and these tales are being turned into a film, due to premiere in 2017. The movie will pull from themes in The Witcher and Lesser Evil , two stories in Sapkowski's collection The Last Wish , which was originally published in 1993; an English version hit the market in 2007. The Sean Daniel Company (the studio that produced The Mummy franchise) is teaming up with Platige Films on the project, alongside Oscar-nominated director of The Cathedral , Tomasz Bagiński. It's planned to be a series, assuming audiences are appropriately charmed by the leading, supernaturally powered man, Geralt. He's fairly be witch ing, or so we've heard.

The Evolution of the Bond Gadget, From Insane to Reasonable

Die Another Day  (2002) was the low point in the entire Bond franchise in large part because it pushed technology beyond its agreeable limits. The main bad guy is essentially reborn thanks to genetic engineering. There’s a satellite superweapon, which we’ve seen before in the films, but this one is supposedly bigger and badder, so therefore better. Oh, and Q (played by Cleese by this point) gives Bond glasses that can simulate a virtual reality training exercise and an Aston Martin that can become (you guessed it!) invisible. “Adaptive camouflage” is what Q calls it, but it’s actually a plot device taken beyond its natural life. The invisible Aston Martin was an embarrassment that missed the entire point of what supplied Bond’s coolness, which was the notion that he didn’t need to use Q’s gadgets until the proper moment. Yes, the gadgets are essentially cheat codes, but they were always used to level the playing field against monstrous foes. The invisible car was simply a jumping to a new, more preposterous level for its own sake.

Drone maker DJI buys a stake in high-end camera maker Hasselblad

Determined to maintain its position as the leading player in the market, DJI has been steadily improving the camera tech sold with its flying machines, recently launching the Zenmuse camera system comprising the Zenmuse X5 Pro and the Zenmuse X5R, touted as the world’s first Micro Four Thirds aerial camera capable of recording lossless 4K videos in RAW.

Apple hires engineer from a digital license plate company for Apple Car

After hiring a bunch of experienced engineers who are well versed with autonomous car, EVs, and the overall platform, Apple has now hired Rónán Ó Braonáin, who previously used to work as the Director of Engineering at Reviver.

Walgreens becomes the first retailer to add support for loyalty rewards program in Apple Pay

“We’re excited to be the first to provide our customers with increased ease of access to their Balance Rewards account and information when using Apple Pay,” said Sona Chawla, president of digital and chief marketing officer for Walgreens. “This offering supports our commitment to removing friction and enabling a simple and convenient customer experience.”

Meet KEE: A Social Network for Tackling Societal Problems

Hust claims to use a different, "signal-processing," approach. Any potential resource, be it a PhD expert, a report, a tree-planting project, or even shovels that can be used in planting those trees, is recognized as an object with certain properties—knowledge, types of tasks it can perform, etc. KEE looks at those properties and suggests any objects that might interest a member of the network. "They'll pop up on someone else's screen and say, this is pertinent to what you're doing, it has a high value for the effort that you're in, so you might want to either join that conversation or contribute, or simply download the document."

Would Lumenus' new smart clothing have prevented this gnarly accident? - CNET

The LEDs obviously stand out more at night, but they are designed to be visible during the day. After seeing the video below the other day at, I naturally wondered whether the female runner, who was not identified, would have gotten noticed if she'd been wearing one of Lumenus' smart-illuminating vests. The accident happened recently in San Francisco and the jogger had to go to the hospital but survived.

The federal prison bureau needs help stopping contraband drones

"Recent advances in unmanned air vehicles have presented a new and evolving threat to the BOP's mission," the bureau stated. "From small devices of less than a pound that can provide unauthorized imagery and surveillance to larger systems that can carry 20 or more pounds of contraband, these devices represent a new and unprecedented challenge for BOP personnel." As such, the anti-UAV system would need to operate within a mixed-use airspace up to 18,000 feet, be able to detect incoming drones up to a mile away and operate either autonomously or be remotely controlled. Or they could just shoot them out of the air with GPS jammers .

What Americans Really Think About Virtual Reality

The video conversation between Chuck and Mark could have been one overheard in any Palo Alto bar in 1990, 25 years ago. It's rather remarkable that no one is learning any lessons from the work of VR pioneers during a decade of earnest effort. It's not about headsets. The Oculus headset is essentially the NASA headset created by Mark Bolas of Fakespace for NASA in 1988, with better drivers. VR as the guys are fantasizing has been done before. What they're missing are, for example, 4D CAD -- which already exists, and which is essentially everything they're waiting for -- and gaming simulations that have been available in immersion environments for at least a decade. These serious applications outlasted the initial goofiness that characterized VR's First Boom in the 90s. Those who do not know history are condemned to repeat it. That goes for industries as well as people. Here's to the Second Boom pioneers of serious VR.

Life After Gravity - Episode 2 Field Notes

Read the overview here: The whole concept behind Solo is simple: Make it easy for anyone to get cinematic shots. We’re filming this miniseries on Solo—and only on Solo—to illustrate just what this means for filmmaking. Every single shot is made with Solo, and for most of them we use Solo’s Smart Shot technology, which not only makes it easy, but gives each shot a polish that’s nearly impossible to replicate without a professional pilot. We also wanted to illustrate that you can now tell an enormous story—this one is on a global scale—on a limited budget: Most of the costs of production went to travel; all other production costs were relatively negligible.

I tested Tesla Autopilot in Manhattan traffic — and lived to tell about it

Cleverly, Tesla records data of every mile driven in each of its cars (even those that aren't Autopilot-equipped) to aid in situations where lane markings are faded, so Autopilot was able to handle much of the poorly marked West Side Highway, but not all of it. A warning chime accompanied by a message on the screen urged me to put my hands back on the wheel, though I was able to reset Autopilot after a few hundred yards.

This startup wants to ‘innorupt’ you

Startups want to do many things. They want to innovate. They want to disrupt. But can they  innorupt?  This week at Vooza HQ, CEO Matthew Stillman shares some of his pearls of wisdom, and his mission for how he does things differently.

These 4K Videos of Japan Will Get You on the Next Plane to Tokyo

This YouTube channel, called TokyoStreetView , offers hours and hours of ultra HD videos of daily life in Japan. The word “Tokyo” is in its name, but the collection comes from all over the archipelago nation—a nation that’s really freaking scenic, as these videos will remind you.

Rumblr is like a dating app, but for fistfights

Rumblr is set up like a dating app, except the dates happen in parking lots and back alleys, not restaurants, and they culminate in throw-downs instead of get-downs.

21 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Ads With Ad Targeting

I signed up to be an “ads manger” on FB page in anticipation of pushing a Facebook product ads feed – in typical Facebook “we didn’t think of that” fashion I am no longer an admin on my own page – can no longer post on my page and all scheduled posts have been terminated – besides using another admin (we have 3 now) will FB allow me to manage ads and be an admin or is this another “we really don’t care about the smb UX” signal?

Square IPO values company at up to $4.2 billion

Mobile payments company Square Inc., headed by Twitter Inc. chief executive Jack Dorsey, said it expects its initial public offering to price at between $11 and $13 per share, valuing the company at up to $4.2 billion.

Tech news from Eastern Europe: October

Another month, another dose of tech news and feature stories from Central and Eastern Europe. We’ve carefully selected a hundred odd headlines to help you catch up with the things happening in this part of the world.

$300B! Facebook just passed up GE

$300B! Facebook just passed up GE Watch out Warren Buffett. Mark Zuckerberg is on your tail. Following Facebook's (FB) better-than-expected results Wednesday, the No. 1 social media company is now worth $306.7 billion. That not only puts Check out this story on

PC makers' tech support asks customers to avoid Windows 10

This kind of policy isn't strictly new. As anyone who's worked tech support will tell you, vendors usually teach reps to support a narrow range of software for a reason. It's hard to guarantee that a years-old PC will run a version of Windows it was never designed to use. However, this policy is at odds with Microsoft's attempt to push as many Windows 10 upgrades as possible , including for Windows 7 users. The two sides are effectively fighting each other -- one camp wants a wave of early adopters, while the other wants to discourage those eager beavers whenever possible. Unless PC makers go the extra mile to support Windows 10, Microsoft could end up with a lot of confused customers.

21 of the funniest reactions to the new John Lewis Christmas ad

#ManOnTheMoon basically involves a little girl sending a Christmas present to an elderly man living on his own on the moon, after she spots him through her telescope. Like most John Lewis Christmas ads, it's quirky and pulls on the heartstrings, and — also like most John Lewis Christmas ads — it's caused a huge reaction on Twitter.

Square Inc expects IPO to price between $11 and $13 per share

Square said on Friday it expects its initial public offering to price at between $11 and $13 a share. At the midpoint of that range, Square will raise $372.6 million and be valued at $3.9 billion.

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Xiaomi’s Big Bet on Indian Internet Revolution Starts to Pay Off

The firm’s Indian office is tweaking Xiaomi’s model of Internet flash sales, designed to boost demand and cut costs. During the company’s sale for the Hindu holiday Diwali, items were sold for as little as a rupee. “Some people bought a Mi TV for one rupee,” Mr. Barra said. One rupee is equal to $0.02. The heavily discounted deals meant that Xiaomi spent nothing on marketing. “This is an idea the India team came up with that you will see reused in other markets,” he said.

The Verge on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

TalkTalk claims cyber attack hit just 4pc of customers

TalkTalk says only 157,000 of its 4 million customers were affected by hackers who stole bank details

Hivemapper raises $3M to be Waze for drones

While major companies struggle with Federal Aviation Administration drone restrictions, a new startup is busy mapping the sky in preparation for the day that drones can fly free.

The Verge on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

A garden in my apartment

Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarded plastic bottles — researching, testing and tweaking the system using social media, trying many variations at once and quickly arriving at the optimal system. Call it distributed DIY. And the results? Delicious.

How to make hard choices

Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that's because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.

Connected, but alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

What the Dalai Lama can teach us about living well

He may seem a surprising source for such guidance. People around the world admire his wisdom and compassion and are drawn by his charisma. But few realize his value as a futurist who ponders our problems and their solutions globally and over centuries, a visionary who senses what we will need to meet the demands of our coming reality.

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