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Microsoft releases collaborative Whiteboard inking app for Windows 10

Microsoft first unveiled its Whiteboard app earlier this year, promising to make it available to all Surface devices by the end of 2017. Microsoft is releasing a preview version of Whiteboard today...

Watch Billy Bush give his first interview post-Access Hollywood tape to Stephen Colbert

He explains that New York Times op-ed, too.

Theater chain Cinemark launches its own MoviePass competitor

The theater chain is banking on flexibility

Columbia unveiled incredible 'Star Wars' coats inspired by 'The Empire Strikes Back'

Staying warm in a galaxy far far away

These Technologies Will Shape The Future, According To One of Silicon Valley’s Top VC Firms

Exclusive: Andreessen Horowitz analyst Benedict Evans explains how AI, mixed-reality, cryptocurrencies, and autonomy will play out over the next 10 years.

Microsoft launches ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs with ‘all-day’ battery life

A fresh challenge to Intel’s PC dominance

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Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, again

( Reuters ) — A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two Inc devices and criticized the online retailer for not selling Google hardware.

iPhone X edged out by iPhone 8 (and Note 8), says Consumer Reports

The big question, however, is the phone's durability. The respected publication concluded that the 8 and 8 Plus "both proved hardier in a test designed to reproduce the drops and fumbles that can cause cracked screens and other damage."

Hyperloop Co-Founder Steps Down Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Following a report that detailed numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations against Shervin Pishevar, the venture capitalist is taking a leave of absence from Virgin Hyperloop One and VC firms Sherpa Capital and Silicon Foundry . Pishevar released a statement on Tuesday announcing his departure, saying that it was his own decision. He noted that he is going to focus on the defamation lawsuit he filed against Definers Public Affairs, the organization Pishevar has claimed is responsible for a “smear campaign” against him.

Marvel Is Making a Serial-Like Murder Mystery Podcast Starring Richard Armitage as Wolverine

You can’t swing a severed arm laced with adamantium these days without hitting someone who has a new podcast. Everyone’s gotten into the game these days and Marvel’s Wolverine is no exception. Beginning next year, Marvel will launch The Long Night , its first scripted podcast styled after WBEZ’s Serial . And it’ll star The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage.


New ‘Take Me Home’ button could guide astronauts to safety during spacewalks

Right now, NASA astronauts on board the ISS already have numerous redundancies in place during spacewalks to keep them safe. For one, they stay tethered to the space station at all times when they’re outside in their space suits. But in the unlikely event of a disconnection, astronauts also wear a jet backpack known as SAFER that they can use to guide themselves back to the space station. SAFER is equipped with very small thrusters that expel gas and propel an astronaut in the direction he or she wants to go. However, astronauts have to manually control SAFER using a box attached to their suit, which can be difficult if they become disoriented during an emergency. Plus, getting skilled at using the system requires a lot of hours of training in virtual reality on the ground first.

iPhone X, iOS 11, and more of Apple's most important releases for business users in 2017

Adopting more than just the Pro monicker, the iMac Pro's real strength lies under the hood of the Space Grey All-in-One all aluminum shell, beginning with an 8, 10, or 18-core Xeon processor, and Radeon Pro Vega GPU with 8 GB or 16 GB High Bandwidth Memory. Entry-level models come standard with 32 GB of DDR4 ECC RAM and can scale to 128 GB to target even the largest projects. Storage duties are performed by either 1 TB, 2 TB, or 4 TB SSDs capable of 3GB/s (that's gigabytes per second, not gigabits), and four USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) ports capable of 40Gbps transfers, or powering unto four 4K monitors at once.

Apple Pay Cash comes to Apple Watch in watchOS 4.2 | Cult of Mac

Apple Pay Cash can be linked to your debit or credit card. There’s no fee for transactions when you use a debit card. When you received money it is temporarily stored on an Apple Pay Cash card in your Wallet. The funds can then be used for Apple Pay purchases or you can transfer it to your bank account.

A popular Android keyboard app leaks data on 31 million users

It's not unusual for on-screen keyboards to have wide-ranging access to some of the highest levels of Android permissions. Android will warn users that keyboards "may be able to collect all the text that you type, including personal data like passwords and credit card numbers." AI.type is no exception, with read access to contact data, text messages, photos and video access and other on-device storage, record audio, and full network access.

Kelly Marie Tran Was Working on The Last Jedi Before She Was Allowed to See The Force Awakens

Writer-director Rian Johnson cast Kelly Marie Tran as The Last Jedi ’s Rose Tico in November 2015. A month later, shortly before The Force Awakens was set to premiere, she was in London for make-up and wardrobe tests but still didn’t know much about who she was playing. Rather naturally, she asked Johnson if she could read the Last Jedi script, and he obliged. That’s when things got awkward.

​Android security: Google details Pixel and Nexus vulnerabilities in December bulletin | ZDNet

These vulnerabilities are in addition to the bugs listed in Google's December 2017 Android security bulletin. Google notes that its hardware partners were notified of these issues at least a month ago "and may choose to incorporate them as part of their device updates".

Report: 54% of energy companies lack security skills needed to protect IoT investments

Security is not on the mind of many IT decision makers in the energy sector: Only 30% reported that they had given special consideration to network security as part of the development of IoT solutions, the report found. And just 38% said they have taken additional steps to protect against cyberattacks.

New Samsung Chips Boost Smartphone Storage to 512GB

On Tuesday, Samsung said it'll also boost production of its 256GB chips to meet the growing demand for more mobile storage. That may be a reference to vendors like Apple, whose new iPhones can be built to include 256GB of storage.

Why blockchain is essential to the future of banking and finance

Blockchain will begin to transform financial transactions in 2018. Lighthouse Partners' Pete Harris explains how this technology works, and what businesses can do to get started using it.

Here's why Kim Kardashian's Instagram comments have been flooded with rat emojis

Well over a year since West's controversial music video for "Famous" dropped, Kim Kardashian posted a throwback picture of her gazing upon the nude celebrity sculptures that were the stars of the music video—and Swift fans can't stop posting rat emojis.

Nancy and Jonathan from 'Stranger Things' are now red carpet official IRL

Nancy and Jonathan from 'Stranger Things' are now red carpet official IRL

How to use the Linux iostat command to check on your storage subsystem

With that command, you see how much has been read and written, both in total and per second, for every device. For my example, I'm getting 155.52 KB written per second on /dev/sda, have had a total of 54659628 KB written since boot, 13.09 KB read per second, and 4601755 read since boot. I can compare that to what the average of that particular SSD drive should be, and then act accordingly. That command will also display CPU statistics, which can give you an idea if your CPU is causing problems on a system.

Most in-demand programming languages: Is Java having a comeback?

Web development language JavaScript remains the most in-demand language in the two countries, although Python is increasingly being sought, with it overtaking C# as the third most-requested skill. Stack Overflow attributes this rise to a "surge in development of machine learning and AI in the UK".

Jimmy Kimmel will be taking time off after son's second heart surgery

This will be the second time this year Kimmel has stepped away from his hosting gigs due to family obligations. Billy's scheduled surgery was initially intended to take place in October, but was postponed due to a cold. Nonetheless, Shaquille O’Neal, Dave Grohl, Channing Tatum, and Jennifer Lawrence stepped up to the plate for him that week and we got some hilarious clips out of that—so this week should be just as fun.

The Best Apps for iPhone X

Snapped is the best free photo editor on the iPhone. And we are including it in the list even though the app hasn’t been updated for iPhone X’s screen. Even in the letterbox mode, it works great. It’s still really easy to import a photo (including a RAW image), tune it up a bit and export it to the camera roll. You can choose to ignore Snapseed’s new Looks feature and still use the Tune Image feature which lets you quickly change the brightness, contrast, ambiance, saturation, highlights and more.

New machine learning models boost video and language capabilities for Google Cloud users

Google Cloud's Cloud Video Intelligence and Cloud Natural Language machine learning models are now generally available. Here's what they enable for the enterprise.

Apple now sells an unlocked, SIM-free version of the iPhone X

There’s not a huge distinction between the Verizon version of the iPhone X and this new SIM-free one. Verizon has for years sold phones, even Apple’s flagship, unlocked and with the ability to move freely between both GSM and CDMA networks. However, you’ve needed Verizon account credentials to make the purchase. Now, if you happen to swap cell networks a lot on the go, or switch frequently between iOS and Android, the SIM-free version is the most hassle-free version of the iPhone X you can buy and probably what you’ll want.

23 Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 845 processor

Qualcomm today announced that its next flagship processor will be called the Snapdragon 845, the company said at its Snapdragon Tech Summit. The 845 is a direct successor to last year’s very popular Snapdragon 835, and it will likely bring improved performance, better power efficiency, and improved image processing. The Snapdragon 845 will likely be found in many high-end Android phones in 2018, though it is also expected to make its way to Windows 10 laptops as well.

Netflix Finally Confirms House of Cards Will Finish Its Sixth Season, Spacey Won't Return [UPDATED]

Netflix has announced its future plans for its first original series, House of Cards . Following sexual assault allegations against the show’s star, Kevin Spacey, the future of the sixth season was uncertain. But Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos has now confirmed details of how it will all wrap up.

Apple introduces a new pay-per-install ad product called Search Ads Basic

Apple today is introducing a new way for app developers to acquire users for their apps: it’s launching a pay-per-install advertising product called Search Ads Basic. The “basic” branding signals that this product is being aimed at smaller developers compared with the existing Search Ads product, which is now being renamed to Search Ads Advanced.

Google's lightweight Android Oreo (Go Edition) for budget phones is here

With that, Google is set to become the most recognizable brand for people experiencing mobile devices and the internet for the first time in developing countries. In addition to making Android Go available, it noted that a number of phones with the OS will hit store shelves in the coming months.

Microsoft Launches Windows 10 On ARM: Always Connected PCs

The ARM equipped devices will be running full Windows 10, so no desktop apps are left behind, unlike the previous time that Microsoft attempted this. The ARM chips at the time offered much less performance as well, so this time around, it should be a much better experience. Universal Windows Apps will be available compiled for ARM directly, but x86 apps will run in emulation, which is still a cause for concern for both performance and battery life, so we’ll have to see how that pans out. Microsoft has an “optimized” version of Office 365 for the new ARM powered PCs, which likely means it’s been recompiled for native performance.

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A new botnet is big enough to perform a seriously damaging attack, like the one that took down a large swathe of the American Internet just over a year ago, and it's still growing. 

Backers promised investors a whopping 1,354% gain, but SEC says PlexCoin is a scam

PlexCorps and Lacroix had promised a 1,354 percent profit in just 29 days to those who participated in a process called an initial coin offering (ICO) -- a sale of the digital assets central to the cryptocurrency technology. But according to the lawsuit -- the first from the SEC's new Cyber Unit -- "PlexCorps and the PlexCoin Token are a scam."

Here are the first Windows on Qualcomm Snapdragon PCs

It's the smartphone features that the companies believe will set the devices apart from regular PCs on the market. What consumers are lacking, at least according to Qualcomm, is a "truly mobile PC experience." Most traditional PCs still need time to wake up, the batteries last only about 10 hours before dying, and they're reliant on public Wi-Fi for a connection. Many still are bulky and need fans to cool them down.


How to Measure Pepper Straight From the Grinder

Until recently, I never measured freshly ground pepper. If a recipe called for half a teaspoon, I would simply grind the berries over the dish until I thought I had “enough,” based on nothing but my nose and how pungent I was feeling that day, because there was no elegant way to measure it by teaspoon from the grinder. But, if you take the time to do some measuring just once, you’ll be able to dispense the amount needed in any recipe, no measuring spoon required.

Error tracking tools shine a light on just how crappy software really is

Not only will error tracking tools tell you what’s wrong, but also show the users affected, the stack traces, the headers, the environment, which deployment or release introduced the problem and most importantly, the exact line of code that is causing it.

Chance The Rapper finally gets the recognition he's been waiting for, thanks to the Chicago Bulls

However, about three weeks ago at a Knicks vs. Cavaliers game at Madison Square Garden, someone felt that it was necessary to stress what he does for a living by adding a pretty obvious and redundant caption when he popped up on the big screen—"Chance The Rapper, rapper."

Dressing Up as Batman May Help Boost Your Productivity

Batman’s work ethic and self-control are arguably his greatest superpowers—even more so than his stacks and stacks of cash. But what does it take to develop those characteristics in a person? According to a new story, it could be as simple as dressing up as Batman.

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More Tesla batteries plug into hurricane-wrecked Puerto Rico

Netflix plans to make choose-your-own-adventure TV shows for grown ups

Telltale's games tend to keep the butterfly effect under control by keeping the basic thrust of the narrative intact regardless of your choices. In other words, your characters will likely end up in the same locations and interact with the same people, but in different circumstances. Some characters may end up hostile based on previous interactions, though, or the situation at a particular setting may be altered. 

This Goofy Vintage Navy Movie 'How to Succeed With Brunettes' Cost a Small Fortune to Produce

Admittedly, the ordering food for your date thing was always something that confused me as a tradition. I suppose it has to do with the man being in charge in a traditional “masculine” role, but even so it seems like one of the most bizarre pieces of etiquette around. Opening the door for someone, no matter their sex or gender, just seems like a nice thing to do. Consistently ordering food for someone else while they’re sitting right there just seems plain odd.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Is All About Saving the Dinosaurs... and a Big-Ass Volcano

So expect some dramatic heat both in the form of “relationship tensions” and “exploding active volcano.” Seriously though, which bright spark built a theme park dedicated to reviving dinosaurs on top of an active volcano? That’s almost as dumb as, well, reviving dinosaurs for a theme park and not expecting them to run wild and eat the visitors.

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Qualcomm announces 'always connected' Windows 10 mobile PCs | ZDNet

A lack of apps and developer interest signalled its eventual decline, but now with the Windows 10 platform coming to mobile devices, albeit in a larger form factor, Microsoft may yet earn itself a stronger place in the mobile market -- building not on the Windows Phone, but vendors looking to adopt Windows 10 in mobile through Qualcomm chips.

These PCs start up, connect and last like smartphones

It's the smartphone features that the companies believe will set the devices apart from regular PCs on the market. What consumers are lacking, at least according to Qualcomm, is a "truly mobile PC experience." Most traditional PCs still need time to wake up, the batteries last only about 10 hours before dying, and they're reliant on public Wi-Fi for a connection. Many still are bulky and need fans to cool them down.

Oscar Isaac Loves Poe Shippers, But Don't Expect Confirmation of Pairings in The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi isn’t going to give audiences any definite answer to Poe’s sexuality. Spoiler warning! But it feels like Isaac is correct here. By not answering the question and keeping it ambiguous in every way, people of any sexuality or nationality can view the character however they like. Though it’s sure to be disappointing for fans who would appreciate some real LGBTQ representation on screen, especially in the Star Wars universe .

Amazon and Google, Will You Two Figure This Shit Out Already?

This is getting ridiculous. Amazon and Google are acting like a couple of teenagers. Breaking up, getting back together, and breaking up again. It all needs to stop, because they’re just making other peoples’ lives miserable.

Everything you need to know about Apple Pay Cash

Like PayPal or  Venmo , Apple Pay Cash is a peer-to-peer payment feature that lets you send and receive money through iMessage. Not only does Apple Pay Cash make it easy to pay someone, but it also puts a digital card in your iOS Wallet app to use for purchases in real life. And, in my tests, it's really slick.

IBM, Pivotal collaborate on tools for app development | ZDNet

The idea is to help developers quickly and easily build cloud -native applications and microservices using their preferrred framework and tools, Andrew Hoyt, director of development for IBM Cloud Integration, said in a blog post. Spring is one of the most popular frameworks for developing Java applications, and the collaboration was announced at Pivotal's annual developer conference.

The iPhone 8 goes up against the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Before you start throwing down cash for new phones like a Grinch post heart-expansion, watch our video to directly compare more factors than just name brand and price on two of the most popular phones. The iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are both less than $1000 (no thanks, iPhone X) but still expensive, beginning at $699 and $825, respectively.

Man, That Fight in Last Night's Supergirl Was Epic

While the allusions to Lilith are fun, I found myself thinking more of Doomsday, another genetically engineered Kryptonian weapon that has a habit of showing up and beating Superpeople to death, particularly as last night’s battle with Reign was the biggest and most brutal beatdown Supergirl’s experienced. It was so bad that she was near death’s door by the end of the night, with not a single sliver of Kryptonite in sight.

The Crow's Original Director Has an Emotional Reason for Opposing the New Reboot

Proyas truly believes in leaving The Crow as a tribute to Lee’s memory, something he feels would be tarnished if the movie was rebooted and Lee’s role went unacknowledged. As he notes in the statement, sequels and TV continuations were fine—the very premise of the film meant that the series could technically be continued with a new host for the mystical crow, beyond Lee’s character, Eric Draven—but it’s the act of rebooting the movie altogether that he feels erases the tragedy of Lee’s final performance.

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