Man replies to scam emails — and hilarity ensues
This is what happens when you play an email scammer at their own game
Adobe is working on a fix for its Creative Cloud file deletion problem
Adobe is working on a fix for its Creative Cloud file deletion problem
Telltale Games previews 'The Walking Dead: Michonne'
Check out the first six minutes of the three-episode 'The Walking Dead: Michonne' miniseries before it arrives on February 23rd.
The first 'Ghostbusters' teaser is here, along with a trailer release date
Sony Picture entertainment gave us the trailer (to the trailer) Ghostbusters fans everywhere were waiting for.
Science confirms that gravitational waves exist
One of Einstein's bigger theories just got validation.
This 10-minute video shows you how to land a plane in an emergency
If you've ever imagined a scenario where you're safely piloting a plane to a runway after something catastrophic happens, this video is for you. If you, li
TED Talks in Cinemas
Watch the opening session of the legendary TED Conference for the first time on the big screen.
Human trafficking is all around you. This is how it works
Behind the everyday bargains we all love — the $10 manicure, the unlimited shrimp buffet — is a hidden world of forced labor to keep those prices at rock bottom. Noy Thrupkaew investigates human trafficking – which flourishes in the US and Europe, as well as developing countries – and shows us the human faces behind the exploited labor that feeds global consumers.
The Absolutely True Story of a Real Programmer Who Never Learned C
I have a young friend named Sam who is quite a programming prodigy. Sam does know C! I need to make this clear: he’s not the titular programmer.
A digital, 3D printed sundial whose precise holes cast a shadow displaying the current time
Julldozer created an amazingly clever digital sundial ("Cadran Solaire Numérique") that precomputes the angle of the sun throughout the day and uses those computations to make hundreds of precise holes calibrated to cast a shadow displaying the present time.
Teenagers Are Much Better At Snapchat Than You
Teens have a lot of time for Snapchat, and it will be hard to match their voracity. This is clear to me now. Still, I’m not giving up. I’m going to put in the work to become marginally better at Snapchat than I was before. There’s a good chance this is the last time you will hear from me. Today, I leave Earth as we know it and begin my quest in the Snapchat realm. Never to return.
Teen buys 900 flowers and gives one to every girl at school
"He believes girls deserve a flower every Valentine's Day," Hanks said. "For whatever reason, he's got really strong feelings about it."
Get the facts on how President Obama is combating climate change in the U.S. and mobilizing the world to act on climate.
Netflix just finished moving all of its data over to Amazon
The closure of Netflix's last data center might not be news, but who's picking up the slack on the outside might be. The firm has revealed that it's now moved its entire online business to Amazon Web Services, the retailer's cloud computing division. In a blog post, Netflix VP Yury Izrailevsky reveals that Netflix began closing its homegrown data centers back in 2008 after a server issue brought the (then) DVD-rental business to its knees for three days. Since then, it's been slowly moving over to Amazon's world-renowned servers which offer far more power , scale and reliability.
Yelp reveals top 100 U.S. restaurants for 2016
Yelp ratings, number of reviews and statistical fluctuations were taken into account, as well as each eatery's quality and popularity. A statement from the company reveals, "To localize the list, only reviews written by users whose profiles list their home location as within the reviewed businesses’ country were factored into the ranking." Though a few of the list's restaurants have multiple locations, the highest ranked location is the one that made the list.
15% of American Adults Have Used Online Dating Sites or Mobile Dating Apps
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the last two years. Today 27% of these young adults report that they have done so, up from just 10% in early 2013. Meanwhile, the share of 55- to 64-year-olds who use online dating has doubled over the same time period (from 6% in 2013 to 12% in 2015).
17 people reveal how they really feel about their Fitbits
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Your Phone Is Now an Earthquake Monitor
When MyShanke senses an earthquake, it does two things. The first happens immediately. The app sends out a rapid-fire packet of data to a central server. That data packet has the quake's origin time, location, and rough magnitude. Combined with other reports from phones nearby, the scientists have shown that they can automatically alert other phones within the earthquake's impending path—all within less than a second—notifying people as to the magnitude of the quake and how many seconds they have until it hits. The makers say that false alarms are very unlikely, because 60 percent of sitting-still MyShake-using smartphones need to report a quake for a potential alert to go out.
Gregg Keizer on Twitter
When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location.
You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history.
Bold, black and brilliant: Unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement
Hampton’s extensive knowledge, leadership and oratory skills accelerated his rise within the BPP — he was chairman of the Illinois chapter and deputy chairman of the national chapter by 1969. In his time with the BPP, he helped facilitate creation of a number of free initiatives, including a children's breakfast program, health clinics, political education classes, transportation to jails and day care centers. He encouraged the pursuit of education for all black people, especially Black Panthers. To become a member of his chapter, prospects had to go through six weeks of education so they knew what they were fighting for. While leading the Chicago chapter of the BPP, Hampton created the Rainbow Coalition , a multi-ethnic revolutionary group composed of organizations and street gangs.
How to make your headphones sound better than ever
To make the most of the sound of your headphones let's start with the easy stuff. Do you have the headphone's left channel on your left ear, and the right one on your right ear? A lot of headphones don't make it so easy to distinguish between left and right channels, they might use tiny or nearly invisible "L" and "R" markings. Depending on the type of music you play, reversing left and right channels might not make much of a difference, but I always prefer to hear the stereo mix as the engineers intended. Take a moment to figure out a way to clearly identify the left and right channels on your headphone.
The more PornHub you watch in February, the more you save the whales | News | Geek.com
“We’re now asking our community to turn their attention to—and help save—a different type of blowhole, one that belongs to a majestic species that once swelled in numbers throughout the oceans before commercial industries initiated their demise,” PornHub Vice President Corey Price wrote in a statement about Save The Whales. In the same statement, Moclips Cetelogical Society’s president Ken Balcomb endorsed this particular method of fundraising, reminding us “humans are not the only mammals that engage in sexual activities for reasons other than procreation. Cetaceans – whales, dolphins and porpoises – are very sexual animals and have evolved a variety of fascinating social life histories beyond simple procreation.”
Google's self-driving car project is on a hiring spree
The listings include a variety of roles, including mechanical, automotive NVH, vehicle safety, and reliability engineers. There are other positions for marketing, policy analysis, and even real estate and workplace services related to the project. The hiring spree suggests that Google is ramping up its self-driving car program.
"The self-driving car project aims to improve people's lives by transforming mobility and making it easier and safer for everyone to get around, regardless of their ability to drive," reads the introduction to many of the job listings. "So far, we've self-driven over one million miles and are currently out on the streets of Mountain View, California and Austin, Texas."
Google has been one of several companies at the forefront of autonomous vehicle development. The big question remains whether it will go it alone in developing, manufacturing, and distributing its self-driving cars, or partner with an existing major automaker in bringing its technologies to the street. The company has been rumored to team up with Ford, but an expected announcement at CES focused instead on Dearborn's partnership with Amazon.
What I learned in love: 19 couples share touching relationship wisdom
This Valentine's Day , Mashable asked readers to share what they've learned in love using the hashtag #LoveWisdoms. We received a range of submissions, from people who've been in relationships for six months, to those who've been together for several decades.
iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 said to go on sale March 18
Apple is now said to put its iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 up for sale on March 18, just three days after the company is expected to hold an event to announce the new hardware.
7 mind-blowing facts about gravitational waves, the 100-year-old prediction just confirmed by scientists
These waves are ripples that contract and expand the space-time around them. Scientists detected them by measuring this distortion as one of these waves passed through Earth using the advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).
Doomed-i-corns: Unicorns Seemingly Reach a Tipping Point
This morning, the law firm Fenwick & West published new findings about all the U.S.-based unicorn financings that took place during the last nine months of 2015. It’s rife with interesting nuggets, but perhaps most fascinating is that in the fourth quarter of last year, half of the 12 rounds it tracked featured valuations in the $1 billion to $1.1 billion range — and with terms that were far more onerous than earlier in the year.
Lego 'Ghostbusters' set gives hints for the upcoming film
This "Ghostbusters" Ecto-1 & Ecto-2 set includes minifigures of this summer's movie cast, along with the iconic car and motorcycle. Plus, a few spoilers!
Mattel Is Making a $300 3D Printing Toy Studio For Kids
One of the world’s largest toy makers, Mattel, has long embraced the idea of helping kids build their own toys. Back in the 1960s, the company released the very first ThingMaker, which let kids create figurines by pouring liquid plastic into molds and then heating them up in an oven. Now, Mattel thinks it can bring back the toymaker movement with its own affordable 3D printer.
The siege of Herbalife
The day after the CNBC report, Ackman presented a “public short” the likes of which no one had ever seen before. A public short is a risky, fairly rare phenomenon in which an investor not only bets on a stock to go down—known as short-selling—but publicly announces that he has done so, explaining why. On this occasion Ackman delivered a 3½-hour, 342-slide webcast lecture at a 500-seat auditorium at the AXA Equitable Center in Midtown Manhattan in which he called the company the “best-managed pyramid scheme in the history of the world.” He expected the stock not just to decline but to go to zero, he made clear. If his bet paid off, he’d donate his personal profits to charity, because he considered any proceeds from a corporation so villainous to be “blood money.”
Kanye West's new album 'The Life of Pablo' is finally out — stream it now
After originally saying that he would release "The Life of Pablo" on February 12th with the new tracks, West further delayed the album so that he could include one last track — "Waves," a song produced by Chance The Rapper featuring Chris Brown. Waves was also one of original names for the album before West finally landed on "TLOP" or "The Life of Pablo."
Kanye West's new album is streaming exclusively on Tidal
Music icon (and owner of perhaps the weirdest account on Twitter) Kanye West has finally delivered his highly-anticipated new album, The Life of Pablo . West has been teasing the album on Twitter for weeks now, changing the title and adding tracks at will. But now the full album (18 tracks, with four of those considered "bonus tracks, if you're keeping count) is streaming exclusively on Tidal for the next week. If you don't want to sign up for Tidal, you can also purchase a digital version for the eye-raising price of $20.
Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court’s Unlikely Defender of Technology
If, for example, I call up a pizzeria and ask whether they offer delivery, both common sense and common “usage,” would prevent them from answering: “No, we do not offer delivery—but if you order a pizza from us, we’ll bake it for you and then bring it to your house.” The logical response to this would be something on the order of, “so, you do offer delivery.” But our pizza-man may continue to deny the obvious and explain, paraphrasing the FCC and the Court: “No, even though we bring the pizza to your house, we are not actually `offering’ you delivery, because the delivery that we provide to our end users is `part and parcel’ of our pizzeria-pizza-at-home service and is `integral to its other capabilities.’” Any reasonable customer would conclude at that point that his interlocutor was either crazy or following some too-clever-by-half legal advice.
The Clinton System
Yet few have been as adept at exploiting this big-money politics as Bill and Hillary Clinton. In the 2016 campaign, as of October, Hillary Clinton had raised $20 million in “outside” money, on top of $77 million in direct campaign contributions—the highest in direct contributions of any candidate at the time. But she and her husband have other links to big donors, and they go back much further than the current election cycle. What stands out about what I will call the Clinton System is the scale and complexity of the connections involved, the length of time they have been in operation, the presence of former president Bill Clinton alongside Hillary as an equal partner in the enterprise, and the sheer magnitude of the funds involved.
13 Microsoft Word Tips You Need to Learn Now
Old veteran Word users like yourself probably think there's nothing left to learn. Oh, but there's always room for more knowledge! Here we present 13 functions that aren't hidden, but aren't exactly spelled out either. Click through to uncover little semi-hidden treats that only power user super ninjas know.
The Best Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 Cases
Luckily, case options abound when you own an iPhone. We've rounded up some of our favorite cases for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 here, so peruse the slideshow to find your match. And check back for updates, as new cases are always popping up left and right. If you've opted for the larger model, be sure to check out our roundup of The Best iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 Plus Cases .
12 Netflix Tips to Boost Your Binge-Watching
Getting started is as easy as picking a show and pressing play. However, there are a few tricks that you can use to get the most out of your viewing experience. Check out our slideshow for more.
Here's how you unlock the secret emoticon keyboard on your iPhone
It's time to upgrade your texting game by unlocking this secret emoticon keyboard. Over 100 new faces await you.
4G LTE? Meh. AT&T to Test 5G This Year
In partnership with Ericsson and Intel, the carrier will begin work on 5G solutions in the second quarter, with plans for outdoor trials over the summer and tests at fixed locations in Austin, Texas before the end of this year.
R.I.P Picasa: Google shutters aging photo service
Image organizer Picasa was Google’s first headlong dive into the photo sharing and storing service, and in a lot of ways has paved the way for the company’s exploration into media. But now, the company is finally saying goodbye to the nearly fifteen-year-old product in a blog post today .
Apple Faces Lawsuit Over 'Error 53'
iPhone bricking isn't Cupertino's only issue; it was also sued over haptic feedback patent infringement.
The Apple Watch Is On Sale Again, But It Doesn’t Mean A Watch 2 Is Coming Just Yet
In other words, Apple is firing with both barrels to capture market share as quickly as possible. If you buy an Apple Watch now, chances are you’re going to buy another one down the road in a couple of years. And the product life cycle of the Apple Watch is just beginning. There’s a long road ahead full of updates, late adopters and better margins.
Yahoo is making Tumblr a bit more autonomous as it divides the sales team
Tumblr’s official line on the sales team folding back into the company proper is that it “has introduced a number of innovative ad products to maximize value for our advertisers and best meet their needs. To further support these efforts moving forward, we have returned to a dedicated direct sales team.”
Alone this Valentines Day? Fall in love with Swift using this Playground!
Alone this Valentines Day? Fall in love with Swift using this Playground!
Review: Stacked brings true wireless charging to the iPhone, but there's a catch
Where Stacked falls short is in the finer details (the catch!). Its charge port uses a micro USB inlet should you want to charge your iPhone directly, meaning it’s not part of Apple’s MFi program. It also means you’ll need to find yourself a micro USB cable, as Stacked didn’t think to include one with the unit.
The Verge on Twitter
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How the 2016 presidential candidates measure up on social media
Social media platforms have become the online soap box for anyone seeking to win the presidency, and some candidates find more of a following than others. With voters in New Hampshire set to cast their ballots, here's a look at how successfully the major contenders of each party have gotten their messages out across various platforms.
9 Amazon Prime Video Features You May Not Know
If you're not already a Prime subscriber, Prime Video is definitely a factor to consider. If you are already a subscriber and haven't investigated Prime video, you definitely need to hop to it! Here are nine cool things that you can do with Prime Video. Some features have no equal among its competition, while others put Prime Video's status as a side-business on full display, but all show why it's a medium that needs to be taken seriously.
Report: Snapchat may let users subscribe to ‘Discover’ content publishers
Snapchat may have a trick up its sleeve to appease content publishers that may be unhappy with how discoverable they are on the app’s Discover page. The company has plans to let users subscribe to their favorite content channels, according to a report from Re/code.
Apple may have dropped its plans for an Apple TV streaming service
Though not specifically laid out in any report , scuttlebutt suggests Apple is leaving its TV service plans alone because networks like CBS want too much money. To that, it sounds like Apple is bullish on its pricing scheme, and wants to incorporate all major networks.
Editorial: One Year In: Why A Die-Hard Mechanical Watch Lover Can't Get The Apple Watch Off His Wrist (And Why That Matters)
It's a very nifty feature in itself, but it also shows the kind of attention to detail that luxury should be about. In dismissing the Apple Watch – or in rushing to market with poorly thought out, or obviously overpriced and cynically designed smartwatches – I think the Swiss watch industry is missing something, which is that Cupertino may understand luxury better than Europe right now. If that bracelet had been designed in Switzerland it would probably have added four figures to the cost of the watch it came on, and I'm not sure that there is a watch brand in Switzerland with the imagination to design something like this right now. It's just one part of the most expensive Apple Watch outside of the gold Edition, and the whole watch costs $1,099. I can think of frighteningly few watches at any price, mechanical or quartz, that are as well designed. Granted, Apple has a design development war chest that’s probably bigger than the entire annual earnings of every watch brand put together, and granted, they have people like Jony Ive and Marc Newson behind them.
How to partner with a larger company when you’re a startup
One option for startups is to partner with a, more established company in order to have a greater sense of stability as the new company grows. But how do you get the attention of behemoth companies and convince them to join forces with you?
Bafta Awards 2016: Stars sparkle on the red carpet
LONDON — The stars turned out in force for the UK's biggest night in film on Sunday and, though the weather was distinctly chilly, the red carpet style was smokin' hot.
The Amazon survival guide for parents
If your Boppy doubles as a throw pillow, your living room seating arrangement includes a Snuggabunny Swing, and you occasionally drink wine out of Take & Toss sippy cups, you’re a parent.