Watch the first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer
The first trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, giving us a clear look at how well leading man Tom Holland can handle himself in the ol’ red and blue pajamas.
Can I use my smartphone to reduce 3D printing costs?
Wiivv Wearables wants to make the fear of a wrong size a thing of the past, by combining a 3D printing scanner with a smartphone.
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.)**
Alaska Air CIO flies off to build Dubai smart cities
Dubai is getting some high-flying help in developing smart cities by landing technology guru Alaska Air's CIO Veresh Sita.
Magic Leap is actually way behind, like we always suspected it was
Magic Leap’s allegedly revolutionary augmented reality technology may in fact be years away from completion and, as it stands now, is noticeably inferior to Microsoft’s HoloLens headset, according...
YouTube Marketing Made Simple: 5 Examples, 3 Tips, and 12 Tools
You remember how Blackberry used to be popular and has now faded away? If Blackberry was the “poster child” of smartphones, YouTube is that of video marketing - but it is not going to disappear. With
Data protection disputes set to surge in the next five years
With incidents of data breaches on the rise, researchers are looking into what we can expect as data protection disputes to rise in the next five years.
Watching all Casey Neistat vlogs is the best way to spend your time today
Remember Casey Neistat? YouTube's favorite vlogger gave up on his craft on November 16, but that doesn't mean we have to stop watching him.
Local Motors unveils 3D printed autonomous car with drone
Engineers from Local Motors have recently found a way to utilize self-driving cars, 3D printers and drones, all together in one amazing machine.
UK's Bristol wins laurels for its programmable city initiative
The future-friendly city of Bristol received a notable Internet of Things (IoT) award for its programmable city initiative.
Super Mario Run will require always-on internet connection to play | Cult of Mac
Sorry gang, Super Mario Run won't, err, run anywhere without an always-on internet connection. No offline mode available!
Snap pictures like the pros do with the Hollywood Art Institute training and certification
There are a million and one tricks to taking a great photo — and while amateurs usually just click the shutter and hope for the best, the pros know to elevate their pictures with any one of these tricks. Enter the Hollywood Art Institute, which offers instruction designed to help you snap amazing images every …
Watch an Apple store being robbed in 12 seconds
Commentary: A video released by the San Francisco Police Department shows how quick a robbery can be.
Nvidia is now clear to test self-driving vehicles on California roads
The California Department of Motor Vehicles posts a list of all the companies and entities cleared to test self-driving vehicles on public roads in the..
How John Glenn Became a Big-Screen Hero in ‘The Right Stuff’
For viewers who missed the space race, Ed Harris' performance cemented Glenn's greatness.
Apple confirms rumored interest in self-driving cars in letter to regulators
Apple has finally confirmed its interest in self-driving cars through a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Can Jiyo's new health platform keep Aspen healthy and happy?
Jiyo, a comprehensive digital platform focused on health and wellbeing, just launched its internet of well-being program.
Taking back control of autonomous car may be risky, warns new study
The transition between autonomous car control and manual driving may be difficult for drivers to compute, according to a new Stanford study.
Google’s Daydream VR just got some new games: Here’s how they rank
The primary weakness of Google's Daydream VR is still a lack of content, but the young platform got a bunch of new software today, including a sizeable list..
Lots of smart city deal action with Libelium, Verizon as space heats up
Verizon boosted its Internet of Things (IoT) strategy through the LQD WiFi acquisition and Spain’s Libelium launched a new platform for smart city sensors.
Lenovo Moto has no plans for wearable market in 2017
Lenovo Moto has confirmed it will not launch a wearable device in time for the scheduled Android Wear 2 launch and has no current smartwatch plans.
World's biggest YouTube star PewDiePie threatens to delete channel
The world's most popular and highest-earning YouTube star has promised to delete his channel on Friday in protest against alleged changes to the video sharing website.
Spotify kills SoundCloud acquisition talks
According to a TechCrunch source, it seems the relationship has soured and Spotify recently backed out of the deal. The source told TechCrunch Spotify got cold feet after fearing the acquisition could negatively impact IPO plans, saying “it doesn’t need an additional licensing headache in a potential IPO year.”
Here’s a list of horrible behavior that will get you banned from Uber
In his two years driving for Uber, Scott Winbolt has seen some fairly ridiculous behavior from riders: open containers of alcohol, dirty feet on the dashboard, people trying to sneak four people in a backseat designed for three. You name it.
Sean Rad steps down from Tinder CEO role, and launches 'Swipe Ventures'
"The company is doing insanely well," Rad responded when asked if the pre-IPO snafu could have been a factor. "Some of the things we've accomplished in the last year are shocking, particularly if you benchmark it against the industry. This is all positive. This is the result of success not any problems that we're having. This is just about me creating time to go out and grow the company in different ways. We've doubled the size, more than doubled in a lot of areas ... Things are going incredibly well. I'm proud of what I've done."
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95
John Glenn, the legendary war veteran, astronaut and United States Senator, died this afternoon at the age of 95 after being hospitalized in his home state of Ohio. After serving as a combat pilot in World War II and the Korean War, Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. This feat came in the middle of the Cold War -- Russia had just achieved orbit itself and Glenn's trip evened out the space race between the two countries.
First feathered dinosaur tail found encased in amber
Paleontologist Lida Xing of the China University of Geosciences led the research, as detailed in a report that came out today in the journal Current Biology. The sample itself, known as DIP-V-15103 and unofficially as "Eva" after the wife of the report's co-author, came from a mine in Kachin, a state in northern Myanmar. Based on the structure of the tail, it likely came from a Cretaceous-era young coelurasaur, a subgroup of therapods that includes everything from tyrannosauruses to birds, points out National Geographic .
Super Mario Run will need an active internet connection to play
Super Mario Run is coming out December 15th , but to play it you’ll need an active internet connection. That means no using the game on a subway or plane — unless you’re above ground or connected to Wi-Fi. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed this detail in an interview with Mashable , saying the requirement was introduced to curb piracy.
HBO took down girl's painting because it used 'Winter Is Coming,' dad says
Commentary: A 13-year-old autistic girl paints a picture and uploads it to artwork site Redbubble. HBO, says her dad, issues a takedown notice.
Apple CarPlay is now in 200 cars, including 2017 models
If you own any of the older models Apple just added but still can't use CarPlay on your display unit, expect your carmaker to roll out a firmware update in the future. But if you don't ever expect your vehicle to support the technology, check out Sony's $500 in-dash stereo system that can run both CarPlay and Android Auto .
5 secret texting codes used by teens (and 5 more they should adopt)
Commentary: It seems that teens have even given POS a different meaning from the one you might know. How far can this new language go?
This tablet has twice the storage as the iPad Air 2 and is $100 less
It also has a microSD card expansion slot to increase its storage and a sleek, compact feel that makes it pleasant to hold for long binge sessions. I'm not going to tell anyone to make the Asus their first choice, but if you have simple needs and are looking to save some cash, the ZenPad 3S 10 is a smart buy.
Now Twitter Is Just Screwing With Us
In the latest iOS update, Twitter killed the last feature that made the platform usable—the @-reply. Goodbye “don’t @ me,” hello “literally can’t @ me.” Your replies to someone’s tweets no longer factor into character count, which is good, but removing the @ all together makes your feed look confusing as hell.
What to do with a broken iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen
To get your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen fixed by Apple, you will need to take your phone into an Apple Store or send it into an Apple Repair Center. Sending a phone into an Apple Repair Center will cost $6.95 in shipping fees, and your phone will be returned to you approximately three to five business days after the Repair Center receives your device -- so this option could mean as much as a week without your phone. In-store screen repairs usually take about an hour to an hour and a half, but you will need to reserve a spot at the Genius Bar (and you may not be able to get a same-day reservation, depending on how busy your local store is).
Chrome for Android Can Now Download Web Pages for Offline Viewing
The update is rolling out on Google Play over the next couple of days, and alongside the saving full web pages for offline viewing, it also packs in the ability to download video and music from sites. To save a page, just tap the overflow button on the top right and select the save icon. For videos and music, you’ll see an icon pop up next to the scrubber to download the media. You can access everything you download from the Downloads section in that same overflow menu.
Hillary Clinton says ‘lives are at risk’ because of fake news
Let me just mention briefly one threat in particular that should concern all Americans — Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike — especially those who serve in our Congress: the epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year. It's now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences. This isn't about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days to do their jobs, contribute to their communities. It's a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly. Bipartisan legislation is making its way through Congress to boost the government's response to foreign propaganda, and Silicon Valley is starting to grapple with the challenge and threat of fake news. It's imperative that leaders in both the private sector and the public sector step up to protect our democracy, and innocent lives.
Finally, a holiday gift guide you actually care about [Deals] | Cult of Mac
An iPhone case might seem like a pretty lame gift, but Nodus’ Shell Case for iPhone is very special. First, it’s good looking. Made from top grain Italian leather, the case just gets better looking with age. It also includes a secure magnetic mounting system. It comes with a Micro Dock — a small magnet that can be attached to any surface. You then stick the case (which has a metal insert) to the magnet and it holds firm. It’s great for mounting a phone to the dash of a car, the side of your monitor, or a wall in the kitchen for cooking. Available in a range of colors for several iPhone models, including the 7 Plus.
Samsung may permanently disable Galaxy Note 7 phones in the US as soon as next week
As of November 4th, when Samsung last provided an update, 85 percent of Note 7s sold in the US had been recovered. That still left around 285,000 phones unaccounted for. Completely disabling the phone seems to be Samsung’s last-ditch effort to either recover the remaining devices or remove what risk they still pose to consumers.
How to Start Posting Snaps on Snapchat App for iPhone
But you can change styles by tapping the “T” icon again. This will first switch to a freestyle bold text type that’s left aligned. Tap the “T” icon again to make it center aligned. These two styles are freeform. You can pinch and zoom to make them bigger/smaller and move it around, wherever you want. When using the last two styles, you’ll also see a color picker on the top-right. Swipe over the spectrum to change the color of the text.
Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S8 Won't Have Home Button
Citing people with direct knowledge of the matter, Bloomberg reported that the Galaxy S8 will have a virtual home button embedded in glass at the bottom of the phone, and its bezel-less display will offer more viewing real estate.
Pewdiepie Hits 50 Million YouTube Subscribers, Says He'll Delete Channel Tomorrow
The reality of the situation is still unclear. Is Kjellberg, the most famous video game personality on YouTube, actually going to keep to his word, or is he just extending a ruse a little while longer? An optimistic theory would be that he is now taking the time to give the channel a proper sendoff with a formal video, rather than just deleting it unceremoniously. That would be the nice thing to do for fans, anyway.
Watch the First Trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming - IGN
Here's the official synopsis: "A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine - distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man - but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened."
'Pokémon Go' is turning Starbucks stores into stops
'Pokémon Go' is turning Starbucks stores into stops
Promotion will transform 7,800 stores into Pokéstops or Gyms.
Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2hpedDS
Secret founder returns to anonymous publishing with launch of IO
Secret co-founder David Byttow said his shuttered startup would make a return of sorts, tweeting as much in November. Byttow launched the revived anonymous publishing app as IO on Thursday morning, with a different approach that has more in common with Medium than mobile social apps like Twitter (and with Bold , the startup he launched as a long-form content publishing platform for enterprise in June, and which actually provides the trunk URL for IO).
Super Mario Run preview: so much more than a Nintendo Temple Run
It’s for a new audience. Super Mario Run is designed for the Candy Crush lover who needs a game they can play one handed on their commute, if you want a traditional Mario experience, you'll want to look at Mario Maker for the 3DS.
Windows Server 2016: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic
Windows Server Essentials 2016 (formerly known as Small Business Server or SBS) is a full server operating system with certain limitations. Designed with SMBs in mind, Server Essentials 2016 aims to provide Active Directory Domain Services along with user/computer management for workspaces of up to 25 users and 50 devices. It offers a wide range of the new and updated features of the larger Standard Edition, while scaling others down to offer an affordable, easy-to-use solution perfect for a first server. Unlike Standard and Datacenter Editions, Server Essentials does not require the use of Client Access Licenses (CALs) for each user or device accessing the server, which is a huge cost saver.
Andreessen in hot water for texts he sent Zuckerberg
According to the legal complaint acquired by TechCrunch, “there was no attempt by the Special Committee to negotiate for a vote by the majority of the minority as would have been fair in this self-dealing transaction.” They express concern that separating voting control from an equity stake is “a circumstance which tends not only to reduce accountability of executives to a company, but to depress the stock price of a company.”
Apple seeds sixth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 for developers
Apple on Thursday released another developer-only macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta, the second one in three days, and the sixth overall.
Release notes accompanying Apple's new beta offers no information about what the updates include beyond maintenance-related changes and minor bug fixes. The short cycle on the macOS beta, similar to the frequency of iOS beta updates, suggests that a release is imminent.
While mostly consisting of bugfixes, the update also includes the same emoji featured in the iOS 10.2 beta . These match the Unicode 9.0 standard, and offer both new and redrawn icons, the latter with more detail.
The last macOS full update, 10.12.1, was released to the public on Oct. 24
The last 10.12.2 beta had references to a trio of new GPUs , but no solid data on any of the three.
Developers can download the latest beta releases from Apple's developer webpage or directly on test devices via Software Update. Public beta participants can get the software as an over-the-air update if they're already registered in the program.
Tesla's shares are doing something unusual these days — and it signals a change for the carmaker
And the stage isn't really set for a big drop-off. Tesla posted a profit in the third-quarter, albeit a qualified one because it sold a lot of ZEV credits. The carmaker looks as if it's on track to achieving the low-end of its 2016 guidance for vehicle deliveries, around 80,000. The fourth quarter could be unprofitable, but Tesla's cash burn actually seems to be slowing down as it ramps up production.
There's no evidence behind those 'Star Wars' boycott tweets
I just cancelled my Star Wars Rogue One tickets after the writers said its an Anti-Trump movie. I'll take my dollars elsewhere
Not much to like: Facebook’s year-in-review list proves 2016 was the worst
Facebook is looking back at 2016 and released its annual year-in-review list, which highlights the year’s most talked-about topics. Unfortunately, it seems like the majority of the most talked about things this year weren’t positive — many of the topics were deaths of famous people, related to controversial events, or at least somewhat concerning.
'Elite: Dangerous' finally beams onto PS4 in Q2 2017
Space adventure Elite: Dangerous is coming to the Playstation 4 in the second quarter next year, completing its gaming platform sweep. The trading and combat sim will have all the latest Horizon expansions, letting you tear around the surface of planets at up to 100mph using a Surface Recon Vehicle. The game is available on VR for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but the Elite team unfortunately didn't mention Playstation VR support for the PS4 version -- at least, not yet.
Veterans: An untapped workforce that could be the next revolution in tech employees - TechRepublic
IT solutions firm Sharp Decisions has been training and deploying teams of tech-savvy veterans since 2013. The Trump administration's visa positions could affect IT employment: Are vets the solution?
The Next Web 📱💻🌍 on Twitter
Facebook released its annual year in review videos and they're driving people crazy http://tnw.me/grPgPaf pic.twitter.com/rvB0BAfSUW
Want better iPhone photos? Shoot raw
Raw photos give you more control when editing images. If you have a newer iPhone and iOS 10, here's how to get started.
Nintendo legend Miyamoto: Mario needs to evolve to survive
He spoke about the origins of Mario and Zelda, as well as his creative process, in front of a small crowd of fans and media at Apple's SoHo store in Manhattan. The talk was timed just ahead of the December 15 launch of Super Mario Run on Apple's iOS devices.
Marc Andressen Sent Cheeky Texts to Mark Zuckerberg During Facebook Investors Call
Marc Andreessen is under fire after playing both sides of an important decision made at Facebook earlier this year. A new Bloomberg report cites recently unsealed court documents from a lawsuit filed against the company’s board of directors. In the suit, shareholders accuse Andreessen of advising CEO Mark Zuckerberg when he was supposed to be representing the interest of investors.
Born in the 1980s? This map shows your chances of being upwardly mobile
As the map below highlights, rates of upward mobility—measured here by the fraction of children born in the 1980s who reached the top 20% of income distribution despite having parents in the bottom 20%—differ greatly around the country. Upward mobility is lower or nonexistent in large swaths of the deep South and Rust Belt but higher along the West Coast and Great Plains.
Likely pick for FCC chair says net neutrality's 'days are numbered'
In February, the Federal Communications Commission voted to reclassify the internet as a Title II communications service. The Open Internet Rule, which we all started to refer to as net neutrality, gave the commission authority to impose rules designed to keep the internet a free and open entity that treated all web traffic equally.
Porn site xHamster is very worried about the Investigatory Powers bill
The recently-passed Investigatory Powers Bill will become law in the UK in early 2017, and it’s got xHamster moaning, groaning, and sweating profusely in anger. At least, I think it’s anger.
25 amazingly geeky Christmas and holiday decorations - TechRepublic
Welcome to our curated collection of gloriously geeky lights, wreaths and other baubles available for sale and ready to help you energize your winter and the Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations that may come with it.
Is artificial intelligence the future of customer service?
Messenger bots are all the rage amongst tech-friendly companies, and AI has already seen a boost in customer service prevalence. From ordering flowers to purchasing airline tickets to getting financial advice, the demand for actual reps is plummeting thanks to chatbots.
Become an online marketing expert with the Full-Stack Marketer training bundle
Anybody can sell stuff on the web… that’s not hard. But doing online marketing well? That’s a different story. Go deep inside how to strategically market your products on the web with the intensive training of this
This is getting ridiculous. Facebook just ripped off Snapchat's navigation.
And just this week , Facebook obviously thought "screw it, let's just become Snapchat" and threw in its new geofilter service to really take its youth conversion to the next level. The feature, which is also being tested in Ireland, will apparently be called "location frames" and work with the camera feature.
Google’s Daydream VR platform expands with new phones, headset colors, and apps
Now, it's growing . Today, Google said there are two new Daydream-ready phones , Motorola's Moto Z and Moto Z Force (which were released last month), as well as two new Daydream View headset colors (Crimson and Snow). And finally, there's a collection of new Daydream apps from the likes of HBO, Netflix, Next VR, as well as a number of games like Gunjack 2: End of Shift, Wands, and Underworld Overlord. There's still a lot of room to grow as even more phone makers release devices that support the platform and as other manufacturers put out their own Daydream headsets. But the platform is growing , and that can only be a good thing.
Gallery: The amazing women behind Hidden Figures who made the US space program possible - TechRepublic
After 34 years as an engineer Jackson took a paycut in order to start working at NASA as an administrator in the equal opportunity section. She spent several years working to promote the roles and recognition of women in the aerospace industry, later serving as the Federal Women's Program Manager in the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and Program Manager of Equal Opportunity.
Feds Think Passengers Should Decide If They Want Phone Calls on Planes
Federal Communication Commission ban certain radio frequencies on airplanes, meaning traditional voice calls are prohibited, but Thursday, the Department of Transportation proposed the consumer should decide whether it’s OK to make wi-fi calls on planes.
Robot Writes Bad Christmas Song Because We Get the AI We Deserve
Music is about feeling and robots cannot feel. Nevertheless, scientists at the University of Toronto programmed an AI to write a Christmas song, and while Boing Boing deems this “not bad” and “a triumph,” it comes off as hauntingly stoic and vaguely threatening.
Gene Munster Leaving Piper Jaffray To Launch VC Firm
In addition to word that technology and internet analyst Bob Peck will be leaving SunTrust for Credit Suisse, Benzinga has learned another top sell-side analyst is making a transition.
Zoo Opens Investigation After Seven Penguins Drown
Jamie Dorgan, the Director of Animal Care, said Thursday the Calgary Zoo is launching an investigation after seven Humboldt penguins drowned in a holding area, calling the deaths “devastating news.”
AT&T will finally refund $88 million in unauthorized charges
According to the FTC's statement , AT&T was tacking on unauthorized $9.99 monthly charges for things like horoscopes, ringtones, "love tips," and other "fun facts" from third-party companies and then keeping 35 percent of the charges. After the FTC crackdown, AT&T changed its billing practices and had to pay into the FTC fund that is now issuing refunds amounting to, "the most money ever returned to consumers in a mobile cramming case."