Star Wars: Episode VIII has started filming
Disney has just announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII has started filming, beginning principal photography as of today, according to a statement.
As expected, the followup to The Force Awakens,...
Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough: MIT Experiments Help Reveal Source of Heat Loss
Experiments have now revealed that interactions of differing turbulence might bridge that gap between model and reality.
Nissan's self-parking chairs keep lazy offices tidy
While motorized human transporters have yet to truly take off, the folks over at Nissan have come up with something more practical for the time being: self-park...
Radio Flyer now makes a Tesla Model S for kids
It's a great time to be a kid if you like tiny, expensive, electric vehicles. Last week, a company called Actev debuted the Arrow Kart, an extremely smart go-kart with a top speed of 12 miles per...
What's on your HDTV: 'Street Fighter 5,' 'Better Call Saul'
'Street Fighter' and 'Better Call Saul' are back! Plus: The Grammys, 'Steve Jobs' on Blu-ray, 'Rocket League' on Xbox One, '11.22.63,' and the Daytona 500.
Bop It! 2016 is more complicated than you remember
New commands include "selfie it" because of course they do.
See the 'Game of Thrones' season 6 creepy teaser trailer
More death and drama from Westeros is just a few months away, and HBO is provoking new speculation over who might not survive past June.
Sports Illustrated jumps on VR bandwagon, releases 2016 Swimsuit Issue in virtual reality
Sports Illustrated partnered up with virtual reality firm Wevr to produce high-quality VR content for their latest Swimsuit Issue. Users will have full access to this year's photos via the magazine's app.
Leaked teaser video shows off waterproof Galaxy S7, S7 Edge
Samsung's Galaxy S7 will be unveiled on February 21st, but its Indonesian website has an early look at the phone.
Take Off on an Unforgettable Virtual Reality Adventure with This Powerful Headset
DSCVR Virtual Reality Headset for Smartphones: Take Off on an Unforgettable Virtual Reality Adventure with This Powerful Headset
Imagineers: Meet Daan Roosegaarde, upgrading reality
In this second episode we hear what Daan Roosengaarde has to say about upgrading the public spaces around us.
Nissan's automated office chairs are equal parts awesome and scary
Nissan's automated office chairs are equal parts awesome and scary
Why life as a zombie on 'The Walking Dead' would actually be paradise
'The Walking Dead' explained in just a few minutes proves that the show's post-apocalyptic landscape is paradise if you're a walker.
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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.
A delightful way to teach kids about computers
Computer code is the next universal language, and its syntax will be limited only by the imaginations of the next generation of programmers. Linda Liukas is helping to educate problem-solving kids, encouraging them to see computers not as mechanical, boring and complicated but as colorful, expressive machines meant to be tinkered with. In this talk, she invites us to imagine a world where the Ada Lovelaces of tomorrow grow up to be optimistic and brave about technology and use it to create a new world that is wonderful, whimsical and a tiny bit weird.
Why walking is the ideal speed to see the world
Sarah Marquis will call her parents to let her know she’s coming to visit — and she’ll be there in a week. That’s because her preferred mode of transport is on foot, and from her house in the Swiss Alps to her folks up north is a seven-day, cross-country hike. She wouldn’t choose to arrive a moment sooner. “Walking is the perfect speed for us,” says Marquis, who believes that modern-day commuters, hurtling through the world at unnatural speeds, have lost a profound connection to their surroundings. Marquis has made a career out of walking extreme distances, up to 12,000 miles in one trip, and
The radical plan to destroy time zones
HH: [Former President Dmitry] Medvedev consolidated Russian time to some extent in 2010, but these reforms have been undone by the Duma in July 2014. Bungled implementation of a good idea. Now North Korea has adopted a half-hour difference between Chinese time and Japanese time. Confusion abounds! Indonesia, where one of us (Hanke) was [former President] Suharto’s chief economic advisor during the Asian financial crisis of 1998, is a large country that you should keep your eye on, as they have proposed to abolish two of their three time zones for economic reasons. That would put Indonesia in the same time zone as Singapore.
Kanye West asks Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page for $1 billion to fund his ‘ideas’
(Reuters) — Rapper and fashion designer Kanye West, who says he is $53 million in debt, has asked Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion into his “ideas.”
Exotic Cosmic Locales Available as Space Tourism Posters
Last year, five posters depicting planets beyond our solar system were introduced as part of JPL's Exoplanet Travel Bureau series. They are included in the latest set of 14 posters, which also show such locales as Mars, Jupiter's moon Europa, Saturn's vapor-spewing moon Enceladus, and the dwarf planet Ceres.
Sports Illustrated puts you inside the new Swimsuit Issue
Babes, bikinis and ... virtual reality ? It's an equation that pretty much elicits a "no duh!" from anyone in the room. Which is why when I meet Chris Hercik at Time Inc. headquarters in New York, he can barely suppress his glee, and for good reason. As creative director of Sports Illustrated , Hercik's overseen every cover of the magazine, including its annual Swimsuit issue , since 2002. But this year, in addition to its big 2016 Swimsuit cover model reveal (Ronda Rousey graces one of three covers), the iconic brand is doing things differently: It's launching a suite of mobile VR experiences designed to put you on the beach for some one-on-one time with the models.
A history of the Windows Start menu
Microsoft’s Start menu is a big deal. It’s the first thing many people think of when they think of Windows, or even Microsoft. The simple Start menu has existed for more than 20 years now. It started off as a way to make Windows easier to use, and now it’s the center of how we interact with Windows on a daily basis. Whether it’s launching apps, searching for documents, or simply shutting down your PC, you probably use the Start menu more than you think.
From 'Halo' to Miles Davis: One woman's life behind the scenes
Most engineers at other studios rely on software to create a reverberated sound. But at Skywalker Sound, Jones can adjust the size of the scoring stage to change the acoustics. The movable panels change the reverb time -- essentially the echo and the time it takes for a sound to fade to silence -- from 0.6 to 3 seconds, a range that maintains the integrity of the natural sound, so it doesn't seem like an effect. The flexibility of the architecture has allowed Jones to record large orchestras as comfortably as a string quartet or even a solo musician in the same room. It has also made it easier for her to accommodate the nuances of different genres like jazz, rock or classical orchestra music .
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Hackers hold Hollywood hospital's systems for ransom
Hospital officials say they're working with LAPD and the FBI on the investigation, but they've yet to determine who is responsible for the attack. President and CEO Allen Stefanek said the attack was random, and local news outlets report that the breach shows signs of a ransomware-style bug. Details on the intrusion are still quite scarce, but the culprits are demanding 9,000 bitcoin or just under $3.6 million in exchange for the key to restore the facility's systems.
How to watch the Grammys online tonight
While the music industry has spent the last week or so enveloped by Kanye West's ongoing The Life of Pablo album release saga , it's due time we switch gears a little and settle in for the three-way battle of Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, and The Weeknd at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. LL Cool J is back to host the event tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. There will be quite a few powerhouse performances from artists like Adele, Rihanna, and Justin Bieber, as well as Lady Gaga doing some renditions of David Bowie classics and the cast of Hamilton performing the play's opening number.
Kotlin 1.0 Released: Pragmatic Language for JVM and Android
It’s been a long and exciting road but we’ve finally reached the first big 1.0, and we’re celebrating the release by also presenting you with the new logo:
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Samsung begins rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Galaxy devices ahead of Galaxy S7 launch
Samsung has announced that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is finally coming to its flagship Galaxy devices, kicking off with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge today.
#Catmageddon commercial presents terrifying possibility of an internet without cats
Noting that cats are twice as likely to die of cancer if their owner smokes, the commercial intersperses facts with clips of famous internet cats showing shock and distress.
Mattel’s $300 3D printer lets you design and create your own toys
In the 1960s, Mattel's ThingMaker let children create their own toys by pouring liquid plastic into metal molds. Now, Mattel has updated the idea for a new century using 3D printing. The reinvented ThingMaker is a $299.99 3D printer which works with an iOS and Android app to let children (and adults, of course) design new figurines and send them wirelessly from their phone or tablet straight to the printer. According to Toyland , the app comes with dozens of basic blueprints (including rings, necklaces, scorpions, dinosaurs, and skeletons), and users can customize toys by printing new parts that click into basic ball-and-socket joints.
TMZ Redefines Celebrity Dirt
In the months before TMZ obtained the video, its coverage of Bieber had often been antagonistic; it ran a post suggesting that he had hit a twelve-year-old boy during a game of laser tag. After Braun and Levin had their phone conversation, numerous flattering Bieber-related exclusives appeared on the site: a photograph of Bieber backstage during a commercial shoot; pictures of him getting a haircut; a video of him and his girlfriend Selena Gomez performing karaoke; a story about how he bought “every single flower” at a florist’s and sent the flowers to Gomez’s house; video from a trip that Bieber took to Liverpool; and others, including a report of him watching “Titanic” one night, with Gomez, inside an otherwise vacant Staples Center. (“Sources connected to the Biebs tell us . . . Justin hatched the idea after seeing the movie ‘Mr. Deeds’—where Adam Sandler surprises Winona Ryder with a date at Madison Square Garden.”) Bieber also made some appearances on “TMZ Live.”
How PBS and NASA's Amy Mainzer are Getting More Girls into Science
"The U.S. lags behind most other developing nations in science education," says Lesli Rotenberg, PBS’ general manger of children’s programming and SVP of marketing and communications. "Engaging very young children in science lends itself to science learning and achievement later in life. Women are underrepresented in the science fields. Amy is a role model in the sense of if you can see it you can be it. It’s about breaking down stereotypes."
Mattel Is Using 3D Printing to Resurrect An Old Hit
is embracing a manufacturing process that comes with risks and rewards for the toy industry. In 3D printing, computerized machines layer material to create three-dimensional objects. The technology can allow Mattel and rival companies to become more nimble, especially to create fast prototypes or on the retail side, gives consumers more customization options with fancy technology. But more problematically, if the technology progresses too aggressively, it could result in people making their own toys and figures at home.
Watch Lupe Fiasco take on Street Fighter legend Daigo Umehara live
Lupe Fiasco first became widely known with his appearance on Kanye West's "Touch The Sky" and has since turned in a series of thoughtful, commentary-laced hip-hop albums, with 2015's Tetsuo & Youth generally considered an impressive return to form.
Which gaming headsets are worth buying?
We may call them "video games," but audio plays a big part in the experience too. Good music and sound effects can set the mood , immerse us in the story and alert us to impending danger . But all of this could easily be hampered by crappy speakers or a surfeit of background noise, making a quality headset key to an ideal gaming experience. Do you need surround sound, or can stereo do the job just fine? And how much is good audio quality worth? We've scoured the market to find the best headsets available now to fit the needs of both hard-core and casual gamers.
Monopoly Ultimate Banking Eliminates Cash With a Tiny ATM That Scans Property Cards
Is there anything worse in a game of Monopoly than thinking you’ve bankrupted another player only to discover they have a secret stash of cash hidden away? That’s no longer an option with the new Monopoly Ultimate Banking edition that uses a tiny ATM to keep track of every last financial transaction.
I saved Drake's life at the NBA All-Star Game
I arrived at the Air Canada Centre already knowing full well that the stakes couldn’t be higher. It wasn’t long before Drake burst out of a trapdoor onto the NBA stage to announce the All-Star lineups, with exploding fireworks signaling the pinnacle of his life as a public figure.
The Grammys snuck an anti-streaming message into the show
"Isn't a song worth more than a penny?" he asked, as the audience cheered. "You bet. Listen, we all love the convenience and we support technologies like streaming that connects us to that music. But we also have to make sure the creators and artists — like Joey over there — grow up in a world where music is a viable career."
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Did A Tidal Wave Just Hit The Music Industry?
Since Tidal's App Store numbers do not reflect paying subscribers (it offers a free one-week trial), the sudden Kanye bump could be a turning point for the service or just a temporary surge before its much-anticipated downfall. Either way, the competition still leaves 99 problems for Tidal—even if getting exclusive releases isn't one of them.
Rounding up the 2016 Chicago Auto Show - Roadshow
Whether you're looking for sports cars, off-road trucks or one of the weirdest, greenest concepts we've ever come across, there was something for everyone in Chicago this year. Crowd favorites came over from Chicago, but there was plenty of new metal to get excited over. Didn't get a chance to catch our live coverage? Here's what you missed.
Paint, sex, canvas: Making art out of making love
Artist Alexander Esguerra truly believes sex is a work of art -- that is, when you add paint and a canvas to the mix. His company Love and Paint lets you and your partner create a memorable sexual experience by letting you paint each other as you have sex on a canvas. All of the paints are hand mixed by Alexander with non-toxic, natural ingredients. It's time to get hot and wet on a canvas.
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Watch Taylor Swift's hauntingly beautiful Grammys performance
Taylor Swift opened the award show Monday night with her latest single, "Out of the Woods," in a beautiful, haunting and powerful performance.
Toshiba says it is not considering ending PC production
The Sankei said Toshiba, Fujitsu Ltd ( 6702.T ) and VAIO are in talks to merge their PC businesses. Toshiba would consign production of its Dynabook brand to Fujitsu and VAIO factories while it focuses on design and development, helping it cut costs, the paper said.
Palantir acquires Kimono Labs, will shutter data collection service on February 29
Kimono Labs has been acquired by Palantir in a move that will see the team behind the data collection service absorbed into the secretive data analytics platform. As a result of the deal, the Y Combinator startup will shutter its service on February 29, 2016. Data can be retrieved from Kimono Labs’ site until then, and there’s a 30-day window to import APIs created from the service up to March 31.
VCs- don’t compare me to your wife, just don’t — Life Tips.
For your benefit, I am including a very cringe worthy conversation that I had with a Dealflow Manager for a major VC. I have cut out his name and blocked his picture because my point isn’t to name and shame- it is to show how obvious, blatant and stupid these conversations look when they are given the light of day. For some context, we were discussing why the fund he works for had yet to fund a single woman CEO.
2016 Cadillac CTS-V will terrify you, but you'll love every minute video - Roadshow
2016 Cadillac CTS-V will terrify you, but you'll love every minute With 640 horsepower just a toe twitch away, Cadillac's supercharged CTS-V is scarily powerful, but balances that with sublime control.
Election Tech 2016: The 4 technologies that will decide the next US president - TechRepublic
Running a campaign is often compared to running a small business. The stakes are high and the margin of error is slim. In a modern political campaign, understanding technology translates into being able to better understand people. Making the right decisions about how best to use technology has big consequences. Four significant technologies—big data, the cloud, social media, and mobile—will significantly influence this year's election cycle. Let's break down how and why.
We're hearing about troubles at Nest, the smart-home company Google bought for $3.2 billion
The smart home company has been touted as the model for the new Alphabet corporate structure, in which subsidiary companies operate autonomously with their own CEOs and processes. But the company’s track record since it was acquired by Google two years ago shows many reasons to wonder about the direction of what it sees as the next moonshot.
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Barbie's new Dreamhouse goes full IoT with voice commands
Last year, Mattel debuted its WiFi-enabled Hello Barbie to make playtime a bit more interactive . A connected doll needs an internet-friendly home, too. At this year's Toy Fair, the company is showing off just that. The Barbie Hello Dreamhouse gives the brand's namesake her very own smart home that actually connects to the internet and a companion app. That connectivity allows the toy to accept voice commands from kids for tasks ranging from flipping on the lights to operating the elevator. Because of course Barbie has an elevator... duh.
Watch Kendrick Lamar's stunning performance from the 2016 Grammys
After being teased as a "very controversial" performance by host LL Cool J, Kendrick Lamar hit the 2016 Grammy stage and did not disappoint. The rapper delivered the performance of the night, walking out as part of a chain gang to perform "The Blacker The Berry" with his band locked inside jail cells.
This creepy app lets you hire a real-life Follower for a day
To get followed, you need to apply online and explain why you want to be chosen. If you get accepted, you’ll need to download the Follower iPhone app and upload a headshot for your new companion to see. You’ll then get connected with your Follower who uses the GPS on your phone to track you down. When the time is up, you’ll receive a photo of yourself from the Follower and a note to say they’ve left.
Kanye West: 'My album will never never never be on Apple'
But the original plan , as previously announced by West, was to make "The Life of Pablo" only exclusive to Tidal for a week, before releasing it elsewhere. Now, he's walking that plan back, and clearly indicates that at least as of now, he intends for "The Life of Pablo" never to become available anywhere other than Tidal.
The ancient ‘Silk Road’ is back in business as new train connects China to Tehran
The first train connecting Iran and China loaded with Chinese goods arrived in Tehran Monday, reviving the ancient Silk Road trade route and highlighting the economic possibilities for Iran since the lifting of international sanctions, AFP reports . The 5,900-mile trip from eastern Zhejiang province took 14 days, or 30 days less than a typical sea voyage between Shanghai and the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, according to the head of the Iranian railway company , Mohsen Pourseyed Aqayi.
Justin Bieber's baby brother was the best part of the Grammys red carpet
Justin's six-year-old brother, Jaxon, accompanied his big bro to the Grammys , and we couldn't have asked for a better date. He was sassy, adorable and didn't give an F that his brother is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet.
Pharma bro Martin Shkreli lied about Bitcoin, so someone spent his real money on lube
The chain of events started with a claim that Shkreli had purchased the exclusive rights Kanye West’s new album, “The Life of Pablo” for $15 million. In and of itself, this is believable, after all he had previously purchased exclusive rights to a previously unreleased Wu Tang Clan album, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.”
Developer analytics and distribution suite DevMate is now completely free to use
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The Magicians Star Arjun Penny on What's to Come: "All Hell Breaks Loose" - IGN
Gupta: I don't think he's made -- that's the way I crafted it. I think that's what [showrunners] John [McNamara] and Sera [Gamble], we were all building it where he doesn't quite know. He's starting to put it together. Now the whole season is blurring together, from 5 through 11, they're blurring together in my head, so I don't remember specifically which episode it is where it all comes together, but in episode 2 it was such a shock. The voice in Penny's head has been a friend to him and taken care of him and been this buddy, almost like an imaginary friend, for most of his life. Now it's put him in a compromising situation for the first time -- that was in the first episode; that was when the Beast came. I think Penny doesn't know yet who it is. This is why he says, "Wait, I got duped." So I think you definitely do, throughout the season, explore like what is that relationship to that voice. Is there a relationship between him and the Beast? What's going on? Episode 5 is kind of the next step in that journey.
Views from the three-point line: a trip to the Drake-centric NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
Win Butler is brutalizing O’Shea Jackson Jr. in the low post. The Arcade Fire frontman — and eventual MVP — is putting the Straight Outta Compton star on his left hip, pushing him back, and laying down a series of convincing fakes and savvy footwork. Drake, Kevin Hart, and Spike Lee are watching from one sideline; Guy Fieri and a coterie of NBA All-Stars are watching from the other. When Butler scores, Jackson Jr. slams the ball into the floor and mouths, “Fuck!” This is the unique pleasure of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game: you can watch indie rock frontmen drive nascent movie stars to profanity and earn taps on the ass from the world’s most popular entertainers for their trouble.