Zelda: Breath of the Wild is getting a $20 Season Pass for downloadable extras
Nintendo's new Switch console is set to launch in less than a month, and easily its biggest headline launch title is Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo just..
Apple's Carpool Karaoke series gets its first trailer
It's been six months since Apple acquired the keys to the viral juggernaut that is Carpool Karaoke. In that time, we've learned that the iPhone maker plans 16 h...
Watch Drive.ai’s self-driving car handle California city streets on a rainy night
Autonomous vehicle system startup Drive.ai is ready to show off its technology in use for the first time, with a video showing the company's test vehicle..
Apple’s Planet of the Apps looks like Shark Tank with an ‘escalator pitch’
Apple is finally pulling the curtains on its original TV shows. The company has revealed the first trailer for its upcoming non-scripted reality TV show..
Grab is buying Indonesian payment firm Kudo in its first major acquisition
Uber's Southeast Asia rival Grab is in the process of buying up Indonesia-based online payment startup Kudo in its first major acquisition. A source close..
Verizon Brings Back Unlimited Data Plans For $80 a Month
Data junkies rejoice—Verizon is bringing back its unlimited data plan starting Monday. According to a CNBC report , the company will sell these plans for $80 per month for single users or $45 per line on a four person family plan. The only catch is that after you use more than 22GB of data per month on your plan, Verizon will “prioritize usage behind other customers in the event of network congestion.”
YouTube cancels Pewdiepie's original series after anti-Semitic jokes
Pewdiepie, who operates YouTube's most popular channel with more than 53 million followers, recently posted a video that showed two Indian men he had hired using task service app Fiverr holding up a banner that said "Death to all Jews." The videos have since been removed, although it is not clear whether YouTube or Kjellberg facilitated their withdrawal.
This Valentine’s Day, give your love in memes
This is our annual opportunity to bungle the things we say and fail to make clear the ways we feel. Love is ugly, strange, and inarticulable. It is not nice or fair, but it is the main thing anyone cares about, and it’s good to have a holiday where we say that out loud as a group. But what is the best way to do it?
Chance the Rapper wins Best New Artist, because sometimes the Grammys are right
Chance was up against Maren Morris, Andersan Paak, Kelsea Ballerini, and The Chainsmokers. But don't feel sad for your favorite bros, because they picked up an award earlier in the evening for Best Dance Record, so you still have to refer to them as Grammy winners The Chainsmokers in Trump's America.
Facebook app coming 'soon' to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV
The social network is launching an app for Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Facebook is also turning up the volume on autoplay videos (if your phone's sound is on).
Verizon Unlimited Offers Unlimited Text, Data, and Calling for $80/Month
Six years after is removed all its unlimited data plans, Verizon today launched Verizon Unlimited offering unlimited text, talk, and LTE data for its subscribers. The new plan will set subscribers back by $80 for a single number with taxes and any device payments being extra.
Workplace wearables raise new privacy dilemmas for staff, firms
With Internet of Things (IoT) devices rapidly growing in popularity and use, Samsung is working on a new operating system (OS) for connected devices. There’s no new information on the Samsung OS – the firm will announce its efforts next month at the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) in San Francisco – but that conference provides … Read more »
Why Facebook Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies Of 2017
Facebook is also enabling a more direct connection between online engagement and real-world commerce. Already some brands have used targeting to double the revenue yield from news-feed campaigns, such as when Celebrity Cruises showed users trip itineraries based on Facebook’s insights into where they were planning to visit. The next step is letting users complete the transaction without leaving the platform. In October, Facebook turned its Events calendar into a stand-alone app, allowing groups of friends to, say, buy concert tickets through the service, thanks to its relationships with Ticketmaster and Eventbrite. "We’re thinking about how to make Facebook more useful," says Andrew Bosworth, VP of ads and business platform. "We’ve got 60 million businesses [with official pages] on the platform. We’ve got 1.8 billion people. All we need to do is connect them."
How technology is encouraging society to be stupid
It’s up to us as a society to keep ourselves informed and educated, not be dependent upon technology to do it for us.
Sonos to raise prices by up to 25 percent over Brexit
If you live in the UK and have been mulling a Sonos purchase recently, take note: the company's prices will soon be going up. Through an online support page , the company has confirmed that its premium speakers and soundbars will be rising by up to 25 percent on February 23rd. Some tweaks are marginal, such as a £30 rise for the £169 Play:1 (soon to be £199). Others are more significant, however. The larger Play:5, for instance, is rising £70 to £499, while the Playbar and Sub are climbing £100 to £699 each. The Connect:Amp, meanwhile, is going up £100 to £499.
How to get out of a middle management rut - TechRepublic
Finally, sometimes there is little opportunity for advancement from a middle management position. A CEO at a small west coast manufacturing company whom I recently spoke with said he had seven VP's and 50 middle managers. Not all of these middle managers will have an opportunity to become a VP, and middle managers see this every day. If your goal is to rise to the top, what are your realistic chances? And if you remain in middle management, will you be happy long-term?
How to know exactly where your spouse is at all times
They also let you set up geo-fences around your home, workplace, or your kid's school, so you can get alerts when your family members enter or leave these areas. (Find My Friends does let you set up notifications for when someone enters or leaves an area, but the functionality is limited.) Because these apps are more invasive and more battery-hungry than Find My Friends and Google+, they're probably better suited for tracking kids rather than spouses.
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure is ready for... adventure, duh - Roadshow
If you're in the market for a compact crossover that's a bit better suited for a weekend expedition out of the city but aren't super hardcore, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure goes on sale in September. Click through for a bunch more photos from the Chicago Auto Show 2017 .
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT is a hatchback with hustle - Roadshow
The Elantra GT takes the goodness of the sedan and gives it a beefier butt for improved cargo capacity.
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Google's Valentine's Day doodle tries to save the pangolin
Doodles have also become a de facto avenue for the company to react to news. When Prince died last April, Doodlers scrambled to create a Purple Rain design in an hour to honor the singer, the fastest a doodle has ever been made. And on January 30, two days after President Donald Trump signed a controversial executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, the Google Doodle celebrated the 98th birthday of Fred Korematsu, an activist who spoke out against the internment of Japanese Americans. Some saw it as a political statement.
Border Agent Demands NASA Scientist Unlock Phone Before Entering the Country
Sorry for the absence. On my way home to the US last weekend, I was detained by Homeland Security and held with others who were stranded under the Muslim ban. CBP officers seized my phone and wouldn’t release me until I gave my access PIN for them to copy the data. I initially refused, since it’s a JPL-issued phone (Jet Propulsion Lab property) and I must protect access. Just to be clear - I’m a US-born citizen and NASA engineer, traveling with a valid US passport. Once they took both my phone and the access PIN, they returned me to the holding area with the cots and other sleeping detainees until they finished copying my data.
Blue Ivy Carter wore a perfect tiny pink suit at the Grammys
The daughter of Beyoncé and Jay Z sat on her dad's lap and next to Aunt Solange in her perfect pink suit to watch the show.
Bruno Mars' tribute to Prince at the Grammys was great - until that solo
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to recall what will probably be the last big, blown-out, nationally televised tribute to Prince — an affair that featured nothing short of Bruno Mars in a sparkly purple suit, strapping on one of Prince's signature guitars and letting it fly.
The Best Computer Monitors of 2017
Size: Desktop monitors generally fall between 15 and 34 inches. The size of the panel is measured diagonally. While it's always nice to have a big viewing area, it may not be practical, given desktop space constraints. Plus, the bigger the screen, the more you can expect to pay. A 24-inch monitor is a good choice if you wish to view multipage documents or watch movies, but have limited desk space. But there's nothing like watching a movie or playing a game on a large screen, so if you have room on your desktop, a 27-inch display delivers a big-screen experience for a reasonable price. Or, if space is not an issue, consider a massive 34-inch, curved-screen model to bring a true movie-theater experience to your desktop. If you're looking to replace a dual-monitor setup with a single display, check out one of the ultra-wide, big-screen models. They are available in sizes ranging from 29 to 38 inches with curved and non-curved panels, have a 21:9 aspect ratio, and come in a variety of resolutions, including Wide Quad High-Definition (WQHD) and Ultra High-Definition (UHD).
Stream Practically Anything to an Apple TV With These 5 Apps
You’ve got your shiny new Apple TV hooked up to a big display... so how do you get all the videos you own up there on screen? Easy enough for your iTunes movies, not so straightforward if your content’s on a Windows laptop or an Android tablet. Here’s how to get almost anything streamed to your Apple TV.
Pagani Huayra Roadster is a 764-hp, $2.4M topless dream machine - Roadshow
It sounds complicated and expensive, right? Well, it is. Pagani's starting price for the Huayra Roadster is a cool 2.28 million euros, which converts to about $2.4 million. While we'll be excited to get up close with one at the Geneva Motor Show, that's about as close as we're going to get, unless one of us wins the Powerball.
Classic comeback? These four Nokia phones are rumored for MWC 2017
The next two devices are said to be the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. Described as "downmarket", these phones will run Android Nougat but have less hearty specs than the headlining Nokia 6.
The Internet of Things: 10 types of enterprise deployments | ZDNet
Asset management encompasses quite a few scenarios, but in the enterprise it's most likely to refer to predictive maintenance. In the Gartner research, 67 percent of those who were asked about their internal IoT plans listed "Asset management such as predictive maintenance of equipment." Predictive maintenance is especially helpful for manufacturing and warehouses, which often operate expensive equipment. By tracking usage data, these firms can more accurately predict when something might go wrong with a device, and fix it before the problem leads to production issues or delays.
'Rocket League' blasts into 4K with PS4 Pro support
With the launch of the PlayStation 4 Pro in November, Sony promised a more powerful console with a boost in framerates and resolution pretty much across the board. Of course, that shiny new hardware doesn't do much good if the games themselves don't support those 4K resolutions. Now, with the impending release of the PS4's 4.50 system update , some of the biggest titles are ready to officially support the Pro in all it's 4K Ultra HD glory.
Dating in VR means you can meet people anywhere
VR does raise some concerns among experts, though. It might lead to bad behavior. For example, people might use VR dating to seek out what they think is the perfect partner, and be unwilling to push through to the end of a date with someone who isn't, said Dr. Benjamin Karney, a professor of social psychology at UCLA., says.
Surviving ransomware - without losing customers - Video | ZDNet
Jeremiah Grossman, chief of security strategy at SentinelOne, explains how he responded when his first security startup was hit with ransomware.
A handy reference guide to Donald Trump's terrible handshakes
Here is your definitive guide to all the different, bad ways Trump has shaken hands — from that one handshake where he pulls the other person's arm to the other handshake where he pulls the other person's arm.
THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2017 REPORT: How the IoT is improving lives to transform the world
Through this exclusive study and in-depth research into the field, BI Intelligence details the components that make up IoT ecosystem. We size the IoT market in terms of device installations and investment through 2021. And we examine the importance of IoT providers, the challenges they face, and what they do with the data they collect. Finally, we take a look at the opportunities, challenges, and barriers related to mass adoption of IoT devices among consumers, governments, and enterprises.
5 things the iPad Pro needs instead of skinnier bezels
Of course, Apple isn’t resting on its laurels. According to oft-accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, on the docket for this year is a 10.5-inch model with super-skinny bezels, pushing the 9.7-inch model to low-cost status and presumably killing off the iPad mini altogether. A move to a larger lineup would further solidify Apple’s move to make the iPad more Mac than iPhone, but a third Pro model, however pretty it may be, won’t be enough on its own to elevate the iPad to true professional status. If Apple wants to make the iPad the device that will one day replace the Mac as our go-to productivity tool, it needs to make some changes to the way we use it, not just how it looks.
Filling Your Home With the Sound of Sonos Just Got More Expensive
The effect of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union begins to hit consumers of high-end audio equipment
Report: National Security Advisors 'Struggle' to Form Policy From Trump's Tweets
The staff of the National Security Council is “struggl[ing]” to turn Donald Trump’s tweets into actual policy, according to a New York Times report released Sunday. The paper described the atmosphere at the NSC as “chaotic and anxious,” and said that officials “get up in the morning, read President Trump’s Twitter posts and struggle to make policy to fit them,” unaware of what the president tells foreign leaders in his phone calls.
How non-iCloud users can migrate files between Macs - TechRepublic
iCloud simplifies migrating files from an old Mac to a new model, but for those Apple users not using iCloud, alternatives exist for making the process almost as smooth. Here are options for non-iCloud users who need to move files to a new Mac.
Dodgy LED lamps lead authorities to gold hidden in man's butt
A smuggler caught at an airport in Hyderabad, India was found to have 2.6 pounds of gold bars stuffed up inside him.
Medium plans to launch a consumer subscription product this quarter
Medium CEO Ev Williams announced today at Upfront Summit that his company will launch a consumer subscription product, with the first version coming this quarter. This could help develop an additional revenue stream apart from advertisements. Finding a strong revenue source is critical, since Medium decided to lay off 50 staff , close its New York office, and announce a new direction last month.
Facebook can now replace your weather app
Facebook is rolling out a useful new feature that puts a full weather forecast inside its mobile app and desktop site. The feature is accessible from News Feed or the mobile app’s “More” menu — the section that links you to areas like Friends, Events, Groups, Pages and other key Facebook features like On This Day or Saved items. Within the Weather section, you can view a full forecast for your week ahead, powered by data from Weather.com.
Apple Is Getting Pushed Around in China By Local Phone Brands
Chinese vendors are marketing higher-end gadgetry that appeals to consumers seeking Apple-like quality and innovation. IPhone shipments plummeted 23.2 percent in 2016, shrinking Apple’s market share to just 9.6 percent -- the lowest in about two years. Samsung didn’t even figure in the top five.
A battle rages for the future of the Web
Joi Ito, director of MIT's Media Lab, agrees . "By allowing DRM to be included in the standard we 'break' the architecture of the Internet by allowing companies to create places to store data and run code on your computer that do you not have access to,” he explains to Ars. "We will be left with a broken and fragile architecture, as well as browsers whose internals are off limits to security researchers, who face brutal punishment for trying to determine whether your gateway to the Internet is secure enough to rely on."
How to solve SELinux issues with ease using SELinux Alert Browser - TechRepublic
You no longer have to let SELinux get the best of you. With just a little extra work, you can solve your SELinux woes without disabling this crucial security system, which is something you should never do. Start using the SELinux Alert Browser so you can be aware of what's going on with your system, and easily solve issues that arise.
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Uber begins mapping Asia’s roads, starting off in Singapore
The company said today that it has deployed mapping cars in Singapore, the first such country in Asia, in a bid to gather information that can improve its service for both drivers and passengers. It isn’t immediately clear when the initiative will be expanded and which countries in Asia might be next, but Uber did explain more on why it maps locally in a blog post :
2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport shines for Chicago Auto Show debut - Roadshow
Copper Pearl is the second color to grace the Ram 1500 Sport special edition lineup for the 2017 model year. The first was Ignition Orange.
Global drone market to hit $11.2B by 2020, report says - TechRepublic
"The commercial and personal drone markets are increasingly overlapping, as lower-priced personal devices are being used for commercial ventures," Gerald Van Hoy, senior research analyst at Gartner, said in a press release. "Personal drone vendors are now aggressively trying to position themselves in the commercial market. Recent technological advances blur the lines, allowing personal drones to be used in many special-purpose applications such as surveillance, 3D mapping and modeling."
Google will soon delete apps with no privacy policies from Play Store - TechRepublic
Blue Ivy's excitement throughout the Grammys was hard not to love
Sure, folks were excited to see Beyoncé at the 59th Grammy Awards—but if we're all really honest with ourselves, Blue Ivy Carter was the main attraction.
A Trump dress and golden Beyoncé: Grammy fashion gone wild
From a dress straight out of Chuck E. Cheese to a Donald Trump-themed gown to Twenty One Pilots dropping their pants, Sunday's awards show was all about the wacky fashions.
Wanted: White hat hackers to break new automotive software updater code - TechRepublic
Next, the paper's authors suggest that Uptane is the first software-update framework for automobiles that addresses a comprehensive and broad threat model. "Our work enhances the security of previous update systems by adding and validating new types of signed metadata to improve resilience to attacks," explains the authors. "Since different automobile manufacturers and tier-1 suppliers have their own development and deployment infrastructure, Uptane does not prescribe a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, we provide a flexible framework that enables different parties to configure the provided security benefits to their needs and environment."
A new way to buy flowers
A new way to buy flowers
Three tech startups look to shake up the floral industry with apps, higher quality and eco-friendly stems that spotlight local florists. Jefferson Graham reports from Manhattan Beach, California.
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Toshiba prepares to unveil nuclear hole, other perils threaten
TOKYO Toshiba Corp ( 6502.T ) will on Tuesday detail a writedown of close to $6 billion after bruising cost overruns at its U.S. nuclear arm, turning investor attention to the Japanese group's efforts to fix that and other balance sheet headaches.