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As Amazon’s Runs Drone Deliveries in the UK, America Falls Behind

The FAA still says "nope" to drone deliveries in US airspace.

Watch the first full trailer for Christopher Nolan’s gritty war film, Dunkirk

After a run of comic book adaptations and sci-fi mind-benders, Christopher Nolan has sets his sights on the Second World War with Dunkirk. An extended promo will run ahead of Star Wars: Rogue One,...

Microsoft launches a universal translator for group conversations

Microsoft's universal translator lets you start a conversation with 100 participants and display translations in their preferred language in real-time.

Amazon Popcorn Airdrop Makes Drone Delivery History

Retail giant Inc. has made its first drone delivery to an actual customer, dropping off a Fire TV device and a bag of popcorn to a house in the English countryside 13 minutes after receiving an online order.

Your business is already IoT-ready and here’s how

The difference the IoT brings is that with the low-cost sensors, businesses can affordably collect data of their choosing from the physical world. (The difference the IoT Companies have is to be able to collect data of their choosing from the physical world affordably.)**

Poor reporter wipes out on an electric scooter on live TV

Stay weird, local news.

Jimmy Fallon and Jon Glaser achieve maximum comfort with the help of bizarre hoodies

A hoodie we all could probably use right now.

Study: 'Pokmon Go' boosts physical activity, but not for long

The gaming craze got people moving, but the habit wasn't sustainable.

No one enjoys baths more than this pug puppy

Look at those little ears.

Tech world aims to tackle the mental health issue next

CCS Insight surveyed 2,000 people in the US and UK about what they would most like to have tracked about themselves, and their answer was mental health.

The Wynn Las Vegas is putting an Amazon Echo in every hotel room

The Amazon Echo is becoming a hotel room luxury, and maybe a potential privacy concern for guests. Less than a month before the technology industry heads to Las Vegas and CES 2017, the Wynn Las...

Here They Are: YouTube's Ads Of The Year For 2016

Google announces winners of its annual contest with The Webby Awards.

Autonomous Ubers Now Picking People Up in San Francisco

Uber, however, has not secured a testing permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Yahoo reports a billion breached accounts

For potentially affected accounts, the stolen user account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (using MD5) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. The investigation indicates that the stolen information did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data, or bank account information. Payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system the company believes was affected.

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Uber’s San Francisco self-driving pilot draws criticism from California DMV

But there is a more fundamental point—how and when companies should be able to engineer and operate self-driving technology. We have seen different approaches to this question. Most states see the potential benefits, especially when it comes to road safety. And several cities and states have recognized that complex rules and requirements could have the unintended consequence of slowing innovation. Pittsburgh, Arizona, Nevada and Florida in particular have been leaders in this way, and by doing so have made clear that they are pro technology. Our hope is that California, our home state and a leader in much of the world’s dynamism, will take a similar view.

Yahoo reveals yet another billion-user breach

Yahoo has even more security problems than you thought. The company has discovered a new breach dating back to August 2013, which exposed names, emails and hashed passwords for more than a billion users. The discovery was announced in a post today by CISO Bob Lord , who attributed it to “an unauthorized third party.” Payment information was not involved, and the breach is believed to be entirely distinct from the Yahoo breach announced in September .

Apple pulls down Watch update that bricked Series 2 devices

Cupertino has yet to reveal why watchOS 3.1.1 bricked some devices. But since the update was supposed to fix a bevy of bugs that affected notifications, messages and other features, Apple will most likely release a patched version that doesn't freeze Watches in the near future.

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Trump's newest advisors include Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Affairs site Ashley Madison settles hacking claims for $1.6M

The site, which suffered a major data breach last year, also says it'll set up a system to improve its cybersecurity.

Evernote's new privacy rules may let its employees read your notes

While this all seems very well and standard for the industry, Evernote's explanation was a bit sparse on specifics. The Privacy Policy does explain that the machine learning system access your data to customize your searches, show relevant information given your location and time of day and make suggestions based on the type of note and content you are creating. But neither the Privacy Policy itself or Evernote's explainer blog post appear to specify what the computer's human overlords can look at. It's a big difference between an Evernote engineer looking at your credit card information and them reading your erotic My Little Pony fan fic. I've reached out to Evernote for further clarification and will update the post upon their response.

You can now bookmark Instagram posts to look at later

I recently moved into a new apartment, and Instagram has been a useful tool for gathering interior decoration ideas and inspirations. When I come across a cool wallpaper or clever storage setup, I simply like the post and find them all neatly displayed in my Liked Photos tab.

Here's who sat where during Trump's big meeting with tech leaders

The meeting is the first major summit between technology leaders and Trump, who has had a shaky relationship with the tech industry and publicly criticized companies like Apple and Amazon while running for office.

We're Pretty Sure This Is a Self-Driving Uber Blowing a Red Light [Updated]

Earlier today, Uber rolled out a fleet of its not-really-self-driving cars in San Fransisco. A few hours later, one the XC90s—a Volvo equipped with seven cameras, laser detection systems, and slew of other expensive shit—appears to have completely ignored a red light on a busy, multi-lane street.

Facebook says ‘of course’ it wouldn’t build Muslim registry

Facebook would not help build a registry of Muslims — or, presumably, any other group — and it has not been asked to do so, the company said in a statement today to The Verge .

Facebook wants to bankroll its own original shows

"Earlier this year, we started rolling out the Video tab, a dedicated place for video on Facebook," Van Veen said in a statement. "Our goal is to kickstart an ecosystem of partner content for the tab, so we're exploring funding some seed video content, including original and licensed scripted, unscripted, and sports content, that takes advantage of mobile and the social interaction unique to Facebook. Our goal is to show people what is possible on the platform and learn as we continue to work with video partners around the world.”

There's really only one thing Americans want from corporations

It's not surprising, therefore, that real wage growth — or the lack thereof — has become a hot-button issue in the US. In simple terms, many Americans feel as if they're not doing any better than they were five or 10 years ago. And sure enough, growth in wages minus inflation has fallen sharply over the past 30 years, according to the Federal Reserve.

Tech executives arrive for the big meeting with Trump

"Now I know from those close to the process that Thiel — the big Silicon Valley money man who is also on the Facebook board — and others helping Trump reach out to the tech community had a hard time convincing them to attend. And I know that tech leaders probably had little choice in accepting the invitation, even if they wanted to decline, opting to engage now even if they later oppose Trump."

Trump to tech leaders: 'I'm here to help you folks do well'

A dozen tech A-listers — Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, among them — sat down for the two-hour meeting with the president-elect to discuss jobs, immigration policy, China, cybersecurity and taxes.

Trump meets Silicon Valley elite after mutual mistrust in campaign

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump and some of Silicon Valley's most powerful executives met at his Manhattan tower on Wednesday, a summit convened to smooth over frictions after both sides made no secret of their disdain for each other during the election campaign.

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Kanye West is proud of his signed Trump 'Time' cover for some reason

America is little bit like a water bottle, Kanye. If it's in your hands you have to be responsible for it. Now Trump is the one man with all that power, and he's not a real friend to anyone but himself.

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Chris Urmson of Google to launch his own self-driving rival

Chris Urmson, the former chief technology officer in charge of Google’s self-driving project, is reportedly preparing to launch a new company that will compete with Mountain View and others building autonomous transport systems.

In Despicable Me 3, Gru Battles a Personification of the '80s

Parents out there are no doubt excited to hear that Despicable Me is back this summer. Gru and his minions have returned for the series’ third installment, and the first trailer really seems to be playing to the 30-plus crowd.

Apple's 2016 report card: Grading all the new hardware Apple released this year

Apple’s financials are stronger than ever, thanks in large part to its booming iPhone business, but we thought it would be interesting to ditch the numbers for a moment and just focus on the products Apple released this year — specifically, all the new hardware. (Software is equally important, and worth an evaluation, but it’s impossible to compare with hardware. They’re apples and oranges. Let’s move on.)

Microsoft Edge will block Flash by default soon

In order to make things easier for users, Microsoft will be allowing the most popular sites that use Flash to be excepted from the block automatically, but has not yet commented as to which sites will be included. The company also plans to shrink that list over time, until users have complete control over whether or not to use Flash.

Trump team says Twitter too small to be included in tech meeting

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump left Twitter off the invitation list for a meeting of technology company executives on Wednesday because it is too small, a spokesman for his transition team told Reuters.

Wireless Charging Startup Energous Is Teaming Up With Apple Supplier Dialog

Apple has managed to stay up to speed with its smartphone rival Samsung in most areas, but it hasn't built any form of wireless charging into the iPhone. And wireless charging of the sort that Samsung has incorporated—the kind where you have to sit your phone down on a pad and then plug in the mat—is old news. Apple is more likely to add wireless charging when it can do it in some new way. And the long-range charging Energous is developing could be a major advance—if it works, safely, every time.

Dolby Atmos audio is coming to the Xbox One and Windows 10 next year

For best performance, you'll need a pretty serious high-end speaker setup that supports Atmos. But Microsoft notes that you can use "virtually any pair of headphones" to get a similar experience. And Atmos isn't limited to games -- Microsoft also notes that it'll work with films as well, assuming the movie's audio was mixed with Atmos in mind. As for when this will launch, the company is only saying next year -- but if you've invested in a high-end audio setup and own an Xbox One, just know that things are about to get a lot better.

Apple’s new Support app makes troubleshooting your iPhone an easier process

Apple Support is fairly self-explanatory. It puts topical tips, product information, troubleshooting steps, and service call tools at your fingertips. Struggling to recall your Apple ID password? There is an entry for that, complete with a “reset password” link that lists the date, time, and year you last changed your passcode. Forget how to back up your iPad to iCloud or use the Messaging app on your iPod touch? There are guides for those, too, along with multiples of tens more.

150 Filmmakers Ask Nikon and Canon to Sell Encrypted Cameras

Plenty of the filmmakers who signed the letter have already experienced firsthand the threat of surveillance and heavy-handed law enforcement that makes encryption necessary. Poitras, even before filming with Snowden, was repeatedly detained at the US border, and had her cameras and computers seized after she was put on a watchlist due to her filmmaking in wartime Iraq. Filmmaker Andrew Berends in 2008 swallowed a SIM card from his cellphone in an attempt to prevent Nigerian police from identifying the sources who had helped him to document conflict in the Niger Delta. And when Syrian filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia was detained for three weeks by dictator Bashar Al-Assad’s regime in 2012, he says that encrypting his hard drive “saved his life.” When another filmmaker’s unencrypted laptop was seized by Syrian police around the same time, he says, 11 people had to flee the country. “When you’re in a conflict zone, you don’t have the energy or concentration to do a long process of encryption,” says Nyrabia. “It just doesn’t work that way.”

The Sex-Haver’s Guide to Using the New iPhone Emoji

In the latest iOS 10 update, Apple added hundreds of new and redesigned emoji . The world of the emoji can be difficult to navigate, for sex-havers and virgins alike. Using the incorrect emoji in a message to one of your cooler friends or a potential new lover can leave you humiliated, looking like a fumbling nerd who can’t even send a goddamn text right. So how do you use these new symbols to effortlessly and effectually convey who you are—a person who has definitely had sex before—through the medium of the iMessage?

This Danish Kid-Carrying Bike Sidecar May Be The Most Scandinavian Thing Ever Made

This combination means that the Side Bike might be just the most Scandinavian thing ever made, but it's also a pretty great solution to cargo-carrying in a city. If you don't have space to park a cargo bike, or don't fancy taking such a huge vehicle out when you just want to nip across town to meet friends, then this clamp-on kiddie-carrier may be ideal.

Jury sides with Arista over Cisco in IP case | ZDNet

The jury also ruled that Arista did not owe the $335 million in copyright damages Cisco sought because Arista was protected by the "scenes a faire" doctrine. That doctrine refers to instances in which there is effectively no other way to express an idea.

Google Drive now makes it easy to switch from iOS to Android

Google has updated its Drive cloud storage app on iOS with a handy new feature for those switching to a new phone this holiday season. It now lets you back up your contacts, calendar and camera roll so you’ll have them all available when you sign into your account on a new Android device.

TechRadar Christmas Wishlist: our team pick the very best tech for under your tree

The Last Guardian: My third love, which actually is probably thinking about it my first love, is gaming and this year I’ve been absolutely spoilt for fantastic games, especially Uncharted 4 and Planet Coaster - the spiritual successor to the Rollercoaster Tycoon and Bullfrog’s Theme Park series of games. I’ve waited a long time for a new theme park management simulation game to carry this mantle, and have been having a blast so far. However, the only thing I’ve been waiting longer for is The Last Guardian, Team Ico’s latest (and last) game. Shadow of the Colossus is one of my all-time favorite games, so I have been eagerly anticipating The Last Guardian since it was announced way back in 2009. After numerous delays and rumors of cancellation it is finally here, and the reviews have been very positive so far - it looks like the wait may have been worth it, and I’m looking forward to unwrapping it on Christmas day. 

Godzilla 2 and Pacific Rim: Maelstrom Now Have New Titles

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Going abroad? Skyroam rental vending machines launch in several US airports

But now you can get your hands on one without the massive upfront cost. Skyroam has opened vending machines in several US airports, allowing you to rent a device for as long as you need for just $9.95 per day.

The 6 most exciting AI advances of 2016 - TechRepublic

"There have been major AI advances in healthcare," said Roman Yampolskiy, director of the Cybersecurity Lab at the University of Louisville. For instance: IBM Watson may be able to spot health issues that your doctor can't. Speaking at the Business Insider's Ignition Conference, David Kenny, general manager of IBM Watson, told a story about how the cognitive machine detected leukemia in a woman in Japan that had been previously missed. "Statistically, we're seeing that about one third of the time, Watson is proposing an additional diagnosis," Kenny said.

12 Tasks in Every Social Media Marketer's Work Week | MarTech

This infographic is my take on the time investment required to develop an effective social media workflow. Major caveat – of course, every organization is different and any workflow that is designed and implemented needs to work towards the achievement of business goals. That being said, I feel the time scope represented here is far more realistic than the notion that organizations can get value from the social channel by investing “15 minutes a day”. Mark Smiciklas, Intersection Consulting

Bear is everything we wanted Notes to be

It’s not that any are bad, it’s just that none are truly great. And the least-offensive of the options, in my mind, was Notes. I used it, begrudgingly, for over a year after my very public breakup with Evernote. Evernote might still have the most robust offering of any note-taking app, but it’s not for me. Others are turning its back on the app too as it’s now fleecing users for $70-a-year while offering minimal benefit over free alternatives. The complaints about being bloated, slow, and lacking intuitive options for search and categorization are still there to boot.

Cuisinart Issues Massive Recall on Food Processors Due to Cracked Blades

If you have a Cuisinart food processor, chances are it is one of the eight million units that have been recalled due to a faulty blade. Given the food processor’s popularity—and the fact that both I and Lifehacker’s Editor-in-Chief Alan Henry own one—we figured we’d give you a warning.

Great holiday Android games

Some people find the year-end holidays overwhelming and obnoxious, while others try to soak in as much of the seasonal spirit as they can before it disappears for another 11 months. If you fall into the latter camp, have we got a treat for you: even the games you play on your Android phone can be loaded with holiday sights and sounds.

This line of lipsticks comes in tiny wine-bottle form

Though wine-infused cosmetics err heavily on the side of marketing gimmick, brands know Instagram's a sucker for novelty packaging.

Gifts for men: 11 best gifts for him this holiday season

While decidedly lower-tech than drones, this car charger will make whomever receives it feel like he’s got a trusty droid by his side, one that keeps all his gadgets juiced up while he's on the go. This R2 features two USB charging points and plugs into a cigarette lighter, but the real advantage here is the automatic street cred one gets for having R2-D2 in their cup holder.

Hollywood Has Been Sitting on a Lin-Manuel Miranda Animated Musical for Six Years

This story is almost too crazy to be true. We all know Lin-Manuel Miranda. He’s multiple award-winning genius behind Hamilton who helped write songs for Moana and now has several projects in the works with Disney. Well, it turns out he already worked on an animated musical called Vivo , but Hollywood just didn’t make it.

A wild theory about why Trump left Twitter out of his big tech summit

After reports of the ordeal surfaced in October, Twitter said in a statement, “We have had specific discussions with several political organizations, including the Trump campaign, regarding branded emojis as part of broad advertising campaigns on Twitter. We believe that political advertising merits a level of disclosure and transparency that branded political emojis do not meet, and we ultimately decided not to permit this particular format for any political advertising.”

Students' catchy long division song will be stuck in your head all day

"I always heard that teachers dreaded teaching long division! Well, not anymore!" Ebri wrote on Facebook. "My students made this song up! They're seriously the most crunk class ever! LOL."

Photographer explores the public and private personas of your favorite actors

Bored by the set-up of traditional film festival photo booths, Andrew H. Walker, a staff photographer at Shutterstock, took an unusual approach to celebrity portraiture for this year's Toronto Film Festival.

5 futuristic connected car technologies that are here now -- or will be soon

When car owners are no longer required to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel because computers are in the driver’s seat, the journey will be just as important as the destination. To the discerning 21 century mediaphile, this means HD screens, on-demand content streaming and one-kick ass, next-generation audio system to experience it with, just like one might in their living room but with the bonus of a smaller space and killer surround sound. Companies such as Auro-3D have partnered with companies like Porsche to introduce three-dimensional spatial sound patterns that replicate real-life sound experiences that are reminiscent of the best concert halls, but all in the comfort of your own car. This set up delivers the best-possible music playback to make every trip a new driving experience, not just a ride.

Native Advertising Is Broken. Here's How To Fix It

Last December, the FTC released long-anticipated guidelines for native advertising. The incredibly confusing document provides 17 different examples of how and when to disclose native advertising, many of which seem to contradict each other and the FTC’s overarching recommendations. Example 2, for instance, seems to state that if a native ad for a brand isn’t explicitly promoting a product, it doesn’t have to be labeled at all as an advertising. That’s insane. If a brand is paying for a piece of advertising to be produced, it needs to be labeled as such.

What a Rate Hike from the Fed Would Mean for Home Buyers

But it won’t happen overnight. Even when the Fed does raise rates, it’ll reportedly only be in 0.25% intervals. That doesn’t seem like much at first. For example, if you have a $300,000 30-year mortgage, for example, a 0.25 percent increase will cost you about an extra $35 a month. Of course, that adds up over time. And the more the rate increases, the higher the monthly payment will be. With a 1% increase, your mortgage could be an extra hundred bucks or so, and that adds up to tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your loan, as Forbes points out.

51 JRPG classic 'Lost Odyssey' is currently free on Xbox One
52 Troubled startup Magic Leap loses another top executive
53 Ashley Madison Can't Afford to Pay for Its Mistakes
54 Here's What Would Happen If a Giant Asteroid Struck the Ocean
55 Google just dodged a privacy lawsuit by scanning your emails a tiny bit slower
56 Fitness wearables may need an affordability upgrade
57 Camera+ for iPhone Adds RAW Shooting and Dual Lens Support
58 Lucid Motors unveils its 400-mile range luxury EV
59 Vic Mensa and KNA release new song to launch Twitter's live feature
60 Peter Thiel shows his influence by scoring Palantir an invite to Trump's tech summit
61 Trump snubbed Twitter from tech meeting because ‘they aren’t big enough’
62 California to adopt first U.S. energy-saving rules for computers
63 Filmmakers and journalists ask camera companies to embrace encryption
64 A Hacker Turned a Keyboard Into a Game of Doom
65 Apple's Tim Cook takes close seat to Donald Trump at tech summit
66 Using IoT to help farmers to protect livestock from fires
67 The 10 Best (and Five Worst) Genre Movies of 2016
68 Steam now has full support for the PS4 controller
69 Build This Lego Assistant to Take Care of All Your Christmas Cards
70 Trump tells tech leaders to call him directly if they need anything
71 We asked anti-abortion lawmakers about their sex lives. Here's what they said.
72 The indispensables: More must-have items for your working Mac or iOS device
73 Merciful chrome extension replaces photos of Trump with kittens
74 A European university just landed $3.3M to 3D print artificial brains for research
75 Apple TV universal search now supports Apple Music, TBS and more
76 Report: “Crooked Hillary” emoji refusal kept Twitter out of Trump’s tech meetup
77 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review round-up
78 Elon Musk will ‘take action’ against inconsiderate Tesla Supercharger users
79 These Motion-Activated Christmas Lights Become Intensely Bright To Scare Off Intruders
80 Donald Trump and Peter Thiel Attempt Handshake High Five Thing
81 Silicon Valley heavyweights will be advising Donald Trump
82 Trump and the world's biggest tech leaders are meeting right now at Trump Tower
83 The Thought Doesn’t Count As Much as Giving Something They Actually Want
84 docker/containerd
85 Humans no longer have a penis bone because we don’t need to have as much sex
86 Facebook says it’s in talks to buy its own video shows
87 Amazon spins out Prime Video and launches it globally