How Capicola Became Gabagool: The Italian New Jersey Accent, Explained
“Don’t eat gabagool, Grandma,” says Meadow Soprano on an early episode of The Sopranos, perhaps the most famous depiction of Jersey Italian culture in the...
High school student absolutely kills a simple cover of Adele's 'Hello'
A high school student from Seoul performs a stripped down rendition of 'Hello' by Adele.
Russian female astronauts asked how they would cope in space without men and makeup
It was inspiring news at first: Russia announced that starting this week, six female astronauts would live in a mock-spacecraft in Moscow for eight days, to test out the physical and psychological...
Watch two men in jetpacks chase a jumbo jet in the sky above Dubai
Jetman Yves Rossy and his protégé Vince Reffet are back for more jet pack action. The pair have recorded a new video showing them soaring and diving around an Emirates A380 jumbo jet (technically a...
Daniel Craig and Stephen Colbert parody Bond in this hilarious scene
Daniel Craig appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and filmed a hilarious parody scene set in a rental car agency.
Warcraft’s Full Trailer Is Here and It’s an Action Blizzard
Get your first full look at Duncan Jones' Warcraft adaptation here.
A new lab in London examines our relationship with technology
A new lab in London aims to research the relationship between humans and technology.
Dog is completely beside herself when her human leaves for school
Dixie the dog can't help but cry every time her human companion has to go to school.
Blogger's '100 years of beauty' video chooses to honor 'real women'
Blogger Karolina Żebrowska recreated the looks from "100 Years of Beauty" while also reminding everyone about the real women of each era they represent.
You can now share PowerPoint slides as photos and videos
Microsoft has released Social Share, a free plug-in for PowerPoint that lets you share your slides to Facebook and Twitter as images or video.
'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
NASA's closer to knowing why Mars' surface is cold and dead
Scientists believe that Mars could have once been a lush planet with flowing liquid water until something turned it into a cold, dry, uninhabitable place.
New Star Wars trailer drops, in Japan
A new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring a hefty amount of new footage has just been released, in Japan. While there are several bits we’ve
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53 Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix in November
Some of the most anticipated Netflix Originals are getting delivered before the holidays even start.
Is this the last Windows 10 preview before next week's massive update?
As with any other software update, Threshold 2 should improve upon some of the major issues Windows 10 users have encountered in the more than three months since the original version of the operating system went live. These issues include major display and start-up issues with new Surface devices, as well as upgrade issues that cause computers to crash or automatically restart when the operating system is booted up.
iOS 9.1 is breaking TouchID for some iPhone users
iOS 9.1 is out in the wild, but for some people it seems to be doing more damage than good.
Apple adds new 'Shopping' category to iOS App Store
For those that want a way to find the easiest ways to shop from their iOS device, Apple is launching a new “Shopping” category for the iOS App Store that focuses on certain retailers, all of which support the company’s mobile payments option, Apple Pay. The new category is rolling out globally right now, and may not be appearing for everyone just yet, but it includes apps from Apple itself, Groupon, eBay, Target and others.
How to delete all photos from iPhone
Open the Photos app on your iOS device, the make sure Photos is selected at the bottom of the screen. Click on a year, then a collection; you'll see your photos grouped into Moments, which clusters them by date. If you hit the Select button in the upper-right corner, you can then select each grouping by tapping the associated Select indicators that appear. You'll still have to select each Moments group manually, but it's a much faster option than selecting each photo individually. Once you've selected all your Moments, hit the trash icon, then confirm that you want to delete the photos, and they'll be whisked away to your Recently Deleted folder. To remove them for good, go to Albums > Recently Deleted, then press Select in the upper-right corner, followed by Delete All in the lower-left corner. Now your photos should be permanently removed from your device.
Apple sending photo books to 'Shot on iPhone 6' photographers
The “Shot on iPhone 6” campaign from Apple featured more than 77 photographers from over 40 different countries. Not all of them have received their photo books, but I am guessing that it should be on their way. Apple had paid all the photographers whose photo it had used in the campaign, so the company going over and above and sending them photo books containing their artwork is definitely a nice touch that will be appreciated by them.
Twitter changes how often you’re notified about new Moments
Twitter has changed the frequency in which you’ll see that blue dot indicating that there’s a new Moment to be seen. The company tweeted out this evening that following user feedback (read: lots of tweets) on the issue, notification in Moments will “appear less frequently.”
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Get to the bottom of one of English’s thornier cases of confusion.
Gene editing saves girl dying from leukaemia in world first
The basic idea is to remove immune cells from a patient’s body, genetically engineer them to attack cancerous cells and place them back in the body. Several human trials are already underway around world. Some trials involve adding a gene for a receptor called CAR19, which sits on the outside of the T-cells. This programs the T-cells to seek out and kill any cells with a protein called CD19 on their surface – which is found on the cells that cause acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Twitter officially kills off favorites and replaces them with likes
Twitter's "favorite" button, the service's primary way for users to signal agreement, acknowledgement, laughter, support, and occasionally (and perversely!) utter hatred, is officially dead. The company said today that it is replacing favorites with "likes," to be represented in its apps and on the web by red heart icons. The changes, which also apply to Twitter-owned Vine, represent the company's latest effort to simplify the user experience as it looks to attract new users. "We want to make Twitter easier and more rewarding to use, and we know that at times the star could be confusing, especially to newcomers," product manager Akarshan Kumar said in a blog post . "You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favorite ."
Activision Blizzard buys Candy Crush maker King for $5.9 billion
Nonetheless, the move gives Activision Blizzard instant access to a huge mobile market. The company has traditionally focused on console and PC games, with just 5 percent of its net revenue coming from the mobile sector in its latest earnings report. With the addition of King, the publisher now gets to reach over half a billion people in 196 countries. But while the decision to acquire King will add a lot to Activision Blizzard's bottom line, it likely won't endear the much-maligned publisher to gamers at large, who have blasted boss Bobby Kotick for his apparent focus on money rather than the people who play his company's games.
Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance
The cascade of reports following the June 2013 government surveillance revelations by NSA contractor Edward Snowden have brought new attention to debates about how best to preserve Americans’ privacy in the digital age. At the same time, the public has been awash with news stories detailing security breaches at major retailers, health insurance companies and financial institutions. These events – and the doubts they inspired – have contributed to a cloud of personal “data insecurity” that now looms over many Americans’ daily decisions and activities. Some find these developments deeply troubling and want limits put in place, while others do not feel these issues affect them personally. Others believe that widespread monitoring can bring some societal benefits in safety and security or that innocent people should have “nothing to hide.”
Toyota builds a 26-foot-long limo pickup truck, because why not
If you’re looking to buy a limousine, you have lots of choices. The stretched versions of the Lincoln Town Car or the Cadillac CTS, for example, are good options. Others, like the Fiat Panda or Saab 9000 that the boys at Top Gear made into limos , are much less good. But what if your tastes run a little larger and with more cargo space? Toyota has you covered.
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How to Optimize Your Social Profiles for Search
In this article you’ll discover where to use keywords in your social profiles and pages so you are found when people search, this is good information, but not ALL the stuff that makes up having keywords indexed in the right places.
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15 Apps That Make Freelancer Life Easier
Some research says there's a science to how long you should work uninterrupted. "Twenty-five minutes is a pomodoro—how long you can really work on something before you need a teeny break," says writer Courtney Rubin. For those, she says, "I am as low-rent as it gets. I use a timer on my phone. I set it for 25 minutes, and I generally don't check my email during that time." When she has to source emails for a story, "I cut and paste it all into a Word document so I'm not tempted to cheat." She will also switch the phone to airplane mode during this time so she won’t be distracted by notifications.
The secret structure of great talks
From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with listeners. In this talk, presentation expert Nancy Duarte shares practical lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action.
The opportunity of adversity
The thesaurus might equate "disabled" with synonyms like "useless" and "mutilated," but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity — in her case, being born without shinbones — actually opens the door for human potential.
Inside Google’s Plan to Make Virtual Reality Mainstream Before Facebook Can | MIT Technology Review
The Rift offers a far better experience than Cardboard and has spurred tech and media companies to invest hundreds of millions in virtual-reality startups, content, and copycat headsets from companies such as Sony and phone manufacturer HTC. But the technological tide that made the Rift possible also works against it—in Cardboard’s favor. Even as the smartphone industry slashed the costs of the displays and sensors needed to build a good virtual-reality headset, smartphones have made people less inclined to spend money on PCs or on single-purpose gadgets such as cameras or GPS devices—and perhaps virtual-reality technology. “There’s a set of enthusiastic users, me being one of them, that’ll be willing to charge and plug in and assemble these things, and we’re going to have a great experience,” says Google’s Bavor. And indeed, many people on his team are working on applications for high-end VR technologies, he says. But for virtual reality to go anywhere right now—and to answer the question of what on earth it’s good for—it has to spread beyond that small niche, says Bavor.
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1929: The luxury airship built like a flying hotel
The R-100 brochure described it as "like a small hotel” and "intermediate in comfort between a Pullman coach and ocean liner." This may have been so for the public areas of the airship, but the cabin arrangements were different. Passengers slept in bunk beds and the cabins were separated by cloth walls with no soundproofing. The fittings of the ship were made of lightweight wood stained to look like mahogany and the lightweight metal Duralumin.
400 Years of American Houses, Visualized
Those with a knack for history might recognize the iconic Vanna Venturi house as a representative for postmodern design, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater for Organic, and the Gehry Residence for Deconstructivism. And those with a razor-sharp memory might be able to ID the houses they lived in. (I grew up in a spot that's a dead ringer for the Spanish-style ranch that's illustrated.) Pop Chart Labs hops the poster fosters "a general appreciation and respect for American design evolution for the home over the past 400 years" and that viewers will "learn more about an interesting topic that we see in everyday life."
This Concept Jet Could Fly From London To NYC In 30 Minutes
This Concept Jet Could Fly From London To NYC In 30 Minutes
5 can't-miss apps: Unroll.me, Action Movie FX, Honest Beauty and more
Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week's list includes an app to help you unsubscribe from annoying email newsletters, a new SoundCloud app and more.
5G Wireless Is Coming....But What Is It, Anyway?
Just as Americans are getting used to easy and plentiful 4G mobile service, cell phone providers are gearing up for… you guessed it: 5G. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recently gave the mobile industry a green light to use 5G spectrums and Verizon even announced plans to have some sort of a 5G commercial network up and running for 2017. But 5G is a lot different than just faster streaming movies and immersive video games on your phone…though it’s that, too. The ramp-up to 5G is also a complicated mix of nationalism (yes, nationalism) and plans for an omnipresent world of connected devices and smart automobiles.
This lovely Kickstarter project pairs kids drawings with artists across the world
The project is attempting to raise $20,000 to help connect more schools and pay for printing costs. Pledges start from $5 to receive artwork from artists direct to your inbox and stretch all the way to $1,000 to become an official sponsor of the project and help expand it to new cities.
Pinterest Marketing: How to Succeed on Pinterest
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15% of Americans don’t use the internet. Who are they?
I think that eventually internet access should have a cheaper cost and public wireless hot spots will increase and eventually lead to free internet below the 5mbs speed limit. Within the next five years more an more municipalities will install fiber and wireless towers so citizens can be aware of local alerts, news , education and advanced communication between citizens. So soon speed will increase and free internet will become a reality. The government could save quite a bit of paper as more and more people use the Internet to apply for services. We will develop faster as a society as people communicate opinion, organize interested groups and notify authorities of crimes on the way to being committed or transmit video of the crime in action. People on the authority end need to stop discounting net users as crackpots and stop hating people who record thick headed police while they use excessive force on innocents. Cell phone cameras will change the way authority presents itself when performing public arrests. Filming crimes should be encouraged, it will save a fortune as a city could cut back on CCTV equipment purchases.
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We're on a mission to transform the way millions of women interact with their closets, and we're using a data-driven approach to fundamentally change the way women shop. It’s an extremely large and complex problem with tough engineering challenges to tackle. We are a very well-funded startup (Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Y Combinator) based in the Mission in San Francisco. You will be a key engineer in a company that is growing fast and is one of the most unique ecommerce companies around. If you like big challenges and want to take significant ownership of a product, you'll love it here!
Russians are outraged over this Charlie Hebdo cartoon
The cartoon appears on the magazine's back page and shows parts of a plane and a passenger falling from the sky onto a bearded, armed militant.
The great chain of being sure about things
The banks’ problems are not unique. All sorts of companies and public bodies suffer from hard-to-maintain and often incompatible databases and the high transaction costs of getting them to talk to each other. This is the problem Ethereum, arguably the most ambitious distributed-ledger project, wants to solve. The brainchild of Vitalik Buterin, a 21-year-old Canadian programming prodigy, Ethereum’s distributed ledger can deal with more data than bitcoin’s can. And it comes with a programming language that allows users to write more sophisticated smart contracts, thus creating invoices that pay themselves when a shipment arrives or share certificates which automatically send their owners dividends if profits reach a certain level. Such cleverness, Mr Buterin hopes, will allow the formation of “decentralised autonomous organisations”—virtual companies that are basically just sets of rules running on Ethereum’s blockchain.
The Drone That Might Never Come Down | MIT Technology Review
Currently, the FAA allows people to fly drones for recreational purposes as long as they maintain a light of sight with the drone, and as long as the vehicle stays below 400 feet, stays at least five miles from an airport, and is flown only in daytime. But the FAA is preparing to require amateur drone users to register their aircraft, and it hopes to have the rules for that in place by next month.
Slack proves it hates everyone, adds channels and people to /remind command
Reminders are still generated with the /remind command, but Slack has added @mentions and #channel to the feature as well. You can even set recurring reminders for individuals or teams.
Samsung Galaxy View review: Biggest Samsung tablet ever, smallest TV in your house
Like any tablet worth its weight, the View is portable, but this doesn't mean it's mobile. Despite mostly being made of plastic, it's too heavy to carry around for a long time. Carrying it from the kitchen to the living room is fine, but you likely won't be able to fit it in a carry-on bag when you leave for vacation. Since the back panel can't lay flush to the tablet's edge, it's always protruding in some way. This gives it a clunky feel that makes it cumbersome to carry around if you're traveling from one destination to another. It's actually really annoying.
Edward Snowden's favorite encrypted chat app is now on Android
Encrypted chat and call app Signal is coming to Android six months after it was first released on iOS . Developer Open Whisper Systems is rolling together two of its existing apps — TextSecure and RedPhone — over the coming days, combining the former's text chat capabilities with the latter's calling functions in one new app. As with the iOS version, any text, video, or image coming from the Android version of Signal is encrypted before it leaves your phone, meaning that Open Whisper can't see what you're sending.
How to recruit employees for your startup
As a startup, odds are you will not be able to afford a dedicated HR person or 30 percent headhunter fees, and will most likely need to be doing the recruitment yourself. Here are a few tips on how to find the right talent for your business, in a way that brings in the best candidates and reduces any distraction from your main business focus.
Hotel booking tips that could save you serious cash this holiday season
Average daily rates during Christmas week are around 4% less than the weeks leading up to the holiday, according to Shank. And the biggest savings were for those that booked a room within 24 hours of arriving: 9% less than booking a room three days in advance, and 13% less compared to booking a week in advance.
Escort’s New Radar Detector Spots Cops and Red-Light Cameras
Radar detectors have been around for decades, but as cops think up new ways to catch us breaking the law, the gadgets must evolve. Gone are the days when it was enough to have K band and X band. Today’s detectors have GPS, Bluetooth, and digital signal processing, which increases the speed at which it finds radar signals. But nowadays tickets don’t just come from cops hiding alongside highways, they come from overhead, in the form of red light cameras and aircraft.
Why Childcare Workers Are So Poor, Even Though Childcare Costs So Much
The high price of childcare is actually why Henderson got into the business in the first place. When her son was a baby, a heart condition that came with required medications and a feeding tube meant that the cost of care at her daycare facility skyrocketed. “I’ve been that parent that couldn't afford childcare,” she says. She was forced to stay home to care for him, but still needed to put food on the table, so she started a daycare of her own. Still she says, it’s a constant struggle to try to pay her workers a fair wage and try to keep the business afloat.
Mossberg: It's time for Google to make its own hardware
It's Nexus time again, the time each year when Google ships its hero devices in the Nexus line. That's a brand of phones and tablets commissioned by the company starting in 2010 — not to be huge sellers, but to show the world the best of its Android operating system.
How to vet new software developers
It’s a seller’s market for software developers today, with average salaries around $96,000 and top earners approaching $150,000 per year, according to the U.S. Labor Department. Demand for programmers and software engineers will grow by 22 percent over the next seven years, according to research conducted by IT staffing firm, Modis.
Unsettling finding from CDC investigation: Tapeworms can transmit cancer cells to humans
Cancer is generally not considered to be a transmittable disease, although there have been very rare cases of humans passing on malignant cells to other humans through organ transplants or from mother to fetus during pregnancy. There are also some animal species -- such as Tasmanian devils and domestic dogs -- that are known to have transmissible cancer cells circulating within their populations. The CDC does not believe there is any risk of the tapeworm cancer cells being spread directly from one person to another.
Adele isn't allowed to send her own tweets because of too much drunk tweeting
"That is true, yeah, ha ha ha," Adele answered. "I'm not a drinker any more, but when Twitter first came out I was drunk tweeting and nearly put my foot in it quite a few times. So my management decided that you have to go through two people and then it has to be signed off by someone. But they're all my tweets. No one writes my tweets. They just post them for me. So yeah, that's very, very true."
Facebook Announces Updates to Improve Local Audience Targeting
One of the most resonant elements of social media – if not the most resonant – is that it gives everyone a voice. The core idea of social is that everyone can participate, everyone can be connected, everyone can contribute and make their voice heard as a part of virtually any conversation in the world, at any time. As such, the empowerment factor of social is significant. But empowerment also fuels another aspect – expectation. Now that everyone has a platform from which to speak, they’re growing to expect people - and brands - to be listening. And thus, from a marketing perspective, the emphasis is shifting more and more to response and conversation, to locating and acknowledging those who are asking questions and looking for answers. This shift is hugely important – no longer is it solely people searching the web to find businesses relevant to their queries. It’s now just as important that businesses be listening in and finding them.
Facebook won't let you mention this website anymore
Facebook has stopped allowing its users to mention the name of another social network on its apps and website, but it's not for the reason you might think.
BlackBerry can bypass carriers to deliver Android security fixes
Multiple Android phone makers are promising monthly security updates, but there's a big gotcha: they typically have to get approval from carriers, which means you'll wait weeks before those updates arrive. BlackBerry won't be making that compromise with the Priv , however. It's not only planning to deliver monthly security updates, but won't always have to go through carriers to do it -- the company claims it can "directly patch" every Priv model, even if it's locked to a specific network. The smartphone maker will work with its partners on pushing fixes when it can, but it'll skip the queue and deliver an out-of-cycle patch if there's a major vulnerability .
The best smartwatch for Android
Smartwatches really only came onto the scene in a major way in the past two years — Google, Apple, and Samsung are all hoping it'll be the next big computing platform. Since then, we've seen lots of manufacturers try different strategies for strapping a computer on your wrist, but they were all pretty bad experiences — until right around now. More importantly, smartwatches have stopped looking like hideous wrist gadgets and more like, well, watches.
Faraday wants you to believe it's not a front for the Apple Car, but probably is
Add this to the fact that it’s almost certain Apple plans to enter the car market within the next five years, and that it just bought a huge amount of land in California — twice the size of its new “spaceship” campus — and it paints a compelling picture. I mean, Apple Faraday did say they planned on building a billion dollar facility, right?
Inside the 50-year-quest to build a mechanical heart
Steve Williams couldn’t breathe . The former athlete had cardiomyopathy, which occasionally choked his lungs with fluid, making him gasp for air. But this felt different; Williams felt like he was dying. He was raced to an Orange County hospital, and shortly after checking in, his heart stopped. For 30 minutes, ER workers compressed his chest in an attempt to revive him. At one point, his wife Mary remembers being called into his room to say goodbye to her husband of 24 years. It seemed Williams was a dead man.