To understand 'Black Panther,' you need to understand Afrofuturism
Art like "Black Panther" overturns stereotypes to reclaim the past and reimagine the future.
Chris Rock’s Netflix Special Is The Standup Comeback You’ve Been Waiting For
After some disappointing recent comebacks (cough, Dave Chappelle, cough), Rock’s brand-new “Tamborine” delivers on the comic’s promise.
Schiit’s tiny gizmo breaks a cardinal audiophile rule
This four-band equalizer that lets you easily tweak the sound of your speakers, headphones and music.
How to calm your nerves while watching the Olympics
Don't stress; they just have knives on their feet.
Facebook will mail out postcards to verify US election advertisers
“If you run an ad mentioning a candidate, we are going to mail you a postcard and you will have to use that code to prove you are in the United States,” Katie Harbath, Facebook’s global director of policy programs, said on Saturday. She acknowledged to Reuters that the process “won’t solve everything” but is just one step Facebook is taking to prevent foreign nationals from spending money under fake cover to influence US politics. (The verification method won’t be required for ads that focus on political issues — only for those that mention a specific candidate.)
Macworld on Twitter
Apple HomePod review: Not yet ready to take the stage. https://buff.ly/2o5l0bw pic.twitter.com/O780L94WVQ
Ring’s Spotlight Cam makes it easy to keep watch, day or night
Download the Ring app for Android, iOS or Windows and follow the step-by-step tutorial to set up your Spotlight Cam. It prompts you to plug in your camera, press the button on the top (if the bottom of the camera isn't already flashing). Search for and select the Ring Wi-Fi network on your phone, navigate back to the app and enter your home's Wi-Fi info. The app will ask you to confirm your camera's location and then you're done.
An IoT-driven economy requires technology-empowered firstline workers | ZDNet
We continue to bask in the glory of the information technology revolution, now a three-decade-long event, which has reshaping the jobs of professionals and corporate staffs across the globe. However, it seems most workers have actually been left out of the equation -- the so-called firstline workforce, consisting of field technicians, healthcare providers, retail clerks, drivers, and so on. They're called "firstline" for a reason -- they're the people with whom your customers are most likely to have first and only contact. If they can't deliver the goods or services because they are missing out on technology, then your company is seen as unable to deliver, simple as that.
Macworld on Twitter
15 awesome tips and tricks to master Apple's HomePod. https://buff.ly/2EAhI6e pic.twitter.com/OkSIYj7KnH
FCC serves Bitcoin miner notice for static on T-Mobile calls
If you live in south Brooklyn and use T-Mobile, that call static was not your imagination.
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Samsung reveals why it stopped the Galaxy S8 Android Oreo release • r/Android
Frankly this is embarrassing. A major manufacturer couldn't do enough testing to know this reboot issue was going to happen, so they stop dead in their tracks instead. Android Oreo has been out for months, their new flagship is around the corner. How much time do they need?
And they still screw it up? This actually happened to one of my phones that was going to receive an update but complications occurred and it was delayed (indefinitely) but that was a low end LG phone that was going from Froyo to Gingerbread. It's almost disappointing it's happening to such an expensive flagship in 2018, and it reflects poorly on Samsung's software and R&D regardless of the circumstances.
Unlocked phones vs. locked phones: What's to know
For instance, Apple sells two versions of the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X. Unlocked versions of these phones that aren't sold through a carrier are compatible on all four US carriers. The iPhones sold through Verizon or Sprint can also be used on both CDMA and GSM networks, which means they are compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile. But iPhones sold through AT&T and T-Mobile don't include modems for CDMA, so they can't be used for voice service on Verizon or Sprint.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Android smartphone review
TechRepublic's Teena Maddox reviews the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, which has a superb camera, long battery life, stylish design, and an AI-powered translator app that's one of the best she's used.
Feel the magic of new Harry Potter interactive wizard wands
One of the cool elements of the wands is that they interact with other wands. You can challenge your fellow wizarding pals to something called Spell Practice that allows two players to see who can cast a certain spell the quickest. It's like a Harry Potter version of High Noon.
New test will show developers how skilled they are in a coding language
8 Oscar-nominated movies you can watch on Netflix now
If you're wondering what technical award this was nominated for, I'll save you a search. It's Visual Effects. That doesn't mean this Marvel film isn't worth your time. The Guardian films are humorous, visual candy that groove along in space to the tunes of classic oldies music. Plus if you haven't seen it, it's worth catching up on all the big Marvel films before "Avengers: Infinity War" releases in May.
Apple dictates that all new apps must fully support the iPhone X screen
Today, Apple emailed iOS developers to explore new features in iOS 11 like ARKit. In that email, the company also announced that all new apps submitted from April 2018 onward must be built with the iOS 11 SDK and must support the iPhone X's new display.
Amazon's promised delivery drones could spew less greenhouse gases than trucks
They're still more a dream than reality, but aerial delivery drones could release less of the gases that lead to climate change, like carbon dioxide, researchers find.
Wireless earbuds are too wireless for me
The reason is simple. With a wired pair of headphones, there’s a physical tether linking my phone to my ears. So long as there’s music flowing through the cables, I can be safe and secure knowing that my phone is three feet away on the other end, right where I expect it to be. That cord serves as a link, a safety net that makes sure that the most important electronic device I carry around is still where it should be. Cut that cord, and suddenly my phone is a free floating entity. Sure, it could be in my pocket or on my desk, but I lose that tactile sense of knowing for sure, the subtle tension of the cord from the weight of my phone that lets me instinctively know that things are where they’re supposed to be.
Dexterous robot could be your next doorman
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MIT Tech Review on Twitter
“I think it will be easier to teach dog breeders CRISPR than it will be to teach dog breeders why pure breeding is a bad thing.” https://trib.al/wpeKhyR
NLRB says Google's firing of James Damore was legal
The US National Labor Relations Board says Google fired the author of a controversial diversity memo not to silence a dissenter, but over "unprotected discriminatory statements."
Hot Wheels Augmoto puts AR lightning, missiles in your race
When racing, players can use the iPad not only to control the car but also to see lightning effects, track enhancements and power-ups that can be used against an opponent. Should your car take damage, it will appear on the track with smoke billowing from it. You'll need to tap the car to repair it.
Power Rangers toys will be made by Hasbro starting in 2019
When the Bandai agreement ends in April 2019, Hasbro's first line of Power Rangers toys will debut in spring 2019, it announced. The company will have the rights to release figures based on the long-running television series globally except for the Japan and Asian markets, where the toys will still be made by Bandai based on the Japanese "Super Sentai" series that the American "Power Rangers" show is based on.
Lego Millennium Falcon: How fast can you build the Kessel run?
It includes a young and dashing Han, prior Falcon owner Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke's character Qi'ra, a Kessel droid, and two characters yet-to-be-revealed. Since the Lego set comes out a month before the "Solo" movie, looks like hard-core fans will be able to sneak some spoilers off the toy-store shelves.
Vizio SmartCast TVs add support for Alexa voice control
Vizio introduces a voice skill for Amazon Alexa that works with certain SmartCast TVs.
Harvard's 'roach-bots' prepare for disasters, war - Video | ZDNet
Roboticists at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have unveiled a centimeter-scaled robot resembling a cockroach.
Gizmodo on Twitter
Falcon Heavy may have dramatically increased the number of asteroids we can mine http://gizmo.do/mqUi2J1 pic.twitter.com/PjEC4egxUg
How to Use HomePod With Apple TV
Once AirPlay 2 goes live in iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 , you’ll be able to use two HomePods at the same time. While you won’t be able to set them as a dedicated left or right channel, both HomePods will work together to better fill your room with rich sound. Apple will use its software smarts to balance out the sound between the two speakers.
Michael B. Jordan Is a 'Black Panther' Encyclopedia
Need proof? Ask Jordan who Black Panther is and he won't just say "the king of Wakanda," he'll say that he “fought Captain America throughout Marvel comic history.” Ask him if the hero has superpowers and he’ll respond, “Yeah, he does. He takes a Heart-Shaped Herb; it gives him super strength, a lot of cat-like qualities. Pretty cool.” Ask him whether T’Challa or Cap is stronger and the answer is: “They’re the same, but Black Panther edged out Captain America in almost every battle that they had throughout Marvel history.” He even has an excellent argument for who would win in a battle between T'Challa and Wolverine. Sure, some of his intel may have been in the script, but there's no denying Jordan is an encyclopedia of Wakandan knowledge.
The 9 best VR apps for iPhone
Orbulus is all about 360-degree photo spheres, in this case a collection of user-supplied destinations enhanced with sound or music. To choose a sphere from the gallery, you simply focus on it for a few seconds. Once you're "inside," you can zoom in or out by tilting your head right or left. It's an interesting way to travel the globe, with destinations ranging from Hong Kong to San Francisco.
Rainbow Six Siege: Outbreak Adds Character (Not Just Aliens) - IGN
Outbreak may initially seem like an odd addition to Siege, but it’s adding something to the game that’s been absent since launch. Outbreak for the first time really lets us know more about the game’s operators, characters like Doc and Ash. While on a mission to extract Dr. Mackintosh, I was constantly being updated by Thermite, who dismissively refers to the infected as ‘roaches’ in need of exterminating. At the end of the mission, you have to make it to a helipad on top of the hospital for Jäger to extract you. We’ve always known Jäger was a pilot from his helmet and headset, but it’s satisfying to finally see it in action. Outbreak isn’t some piece of weird speculative fiction, but the first step in turning these operators, who have so far been little more than personified loadouts, into real characters.
Finding alien life probably won't freak us out
In a second study, the team also surveyed over 500 people, asking them to guess how they and humanity would react to an announcement that alien microbial life had been discovered. In the case of both their own reaction and everyone else's, the participants hypothesized responses that were more positive than negative.
What causes emergency alert systems to misfire?
It seems that this may have been a case of somebody using more of a homegrown system, where the cache those credentials. It's very important though, when you're working in emergency management, that you take those steps and precautions, because you need to practice and drill over and over again, so you're very comfortable with executing the steps in your plan, so that when it comes to being absolutely sure that you want to send out something like a missile to an entire island, that you are very confident about this particular event and you have gone through the necessary steps and checks to make sure that you have documented what you're doing and that you're confident in the button you're about to press.
Who has the most to gain from cryptocurrency? Criminals
All cryptocurrency transactions use a mix of public and private keys to keep payments secure and, in some scenarios, completely secret. You can see where the money goes and which wallets its headed to. But if you can't link the wallet to a person, the identity remains secret.
Lego Hulkbuster's big, buildable suit is ready to smash
Exclusive: Tony Stark's big suit from "Avengers: Age of Ultron" comes in Lego form this March.
GDPR: Regulatory compliance is just the beginning
Joel Benavides, Managing Director of Global Legal Services at Box, explains the policies enterprise companies can anticipate with cloud data management after the GDPR.
Twitter will live stream local broadcasts during breaking news events
The streams should be a nice addition for news junkies, but it’s not clear how big of an impact they’ll have on Twitter’s user base as a whole. The streaming video box is easy to ignore on the desktop or miss entirely if you’re on mobile. And while local news is great for getting accurate information during a breaking event, its presence won’t necessarily combat misinformation, since some of it is spread intentionally and continues to spread after the fact, when the broadcast is over.
12 Reasons Microsoft's Edge Browser Rocks (No, Really)
One of Edge's main purposes is simply not to be Internet Explorer. To that end, it doesn't support ActiveX and Browser Helper Objects. Instead, it offers robust support for new HTML5 features. It was built from the ground up, which explains why it lacked capabilities in older browsers at its initial release. But Microsoft has not only added most of what you'll find on rival products, but also features that require third-party extensions in other browsers. Check them out below.
Google removes ‘view image’ button from search results to make pics harder to steal
The intention seems to be either stopping people from taking an image altogether or driving them through to the website where the image is found, so that the website can serve ads and get revenue and so people are more likely to see any associated copyright information. That’s great news for publishers, but it’s an annoying additional step for someone trying to find a picture. Now you’ll have to wait for a website to load and then scroll through it to find the image. Websites sometimes disable the ability to right click, too, which would make it even harder for someone to grab a photo they’re looking for.
MIT Tech Review on Twitter
Trump's proposed budget would introduce some serious cuts for scientific research, despite adding $984 billion to the federal deficit next year. https://trib.al/gmq0DTL
Unihertz Jelly Pro
The phone uses Mediatek's 1.1GHz MT6737 chipset. We managed about 25,000 on the Antutu benchmark test, which puts the Jelly Pro in the company of low-end phones from a year ago, but graphics performance gets cushioned by the tiny screen (seeing 16fps on the GFXBench "Manhattan" test is unusually good for a low-end phone). The result is that applications take a noticeable amount of time to load and render, but once they've rendered, scrolling is relatively smooth as long as you stay humble.
What to know about the Russian troll factory listed in Mueller’s indictment
Overall, the indictment reveals in startling detail the extent of the Internet Research Agency’s disinformation operations during the 2016 election. Here are four things to know about the shadowy Russian entity at the center of the latest Mueller indictment.
How to Create an Anonymous Email Account
Guerrilla Mail is the perfect way to create an email address to sign up for a different, more permanent-yet-anonymous email address, or to send a quick, anonymous email instantly—no signup required. You can even attach a file if it's less than 150MB in size, or use it to send someone your excess bitcoins. Coupled with the Tor browser, Guerilla Mail makes you practically invisible. It's also available on Android .
Imaginary Worlds is the slick, deep-dive podcast sci-fi and fantasy fans need to hear
There’s a lot of science fiction and fantasy podcasts out there, but what makes Imaginary Worlds stand out is its slick production. That sound is no coincidence. After a short career in animation, Molinsky went to work in public radio at WNYC’s Studio 360. There, he covered culture and would handle the occasional geeky subject, but soon realized that he couldn’t go as deeply as he wanted into some of the subjects he wanted to cover.
IGN on Twitter
Too bad it’s only for a “limited time...” Not to be bitter, but this makes it feel like a waste of time for both the players and developers. If people enjoy playing it, it’s being removed anyway. So what’s the point?
How to know if websites you visit are mining cryptocurrency
Citizen AI: A business guide to raising artificial intelligence in a digital economy | ZDNet
Businesses cannot hesitate to raise AI systems or they will fall behind regulations, public demand, and strict regulatory controls placed on them. Digital savvy business leaders will create a responsible, explainable AI system. In a hyper-connected, knowledge-sharing economy, where customers and employees are connected more than ever before, companies that invest in raising AI systems that can collaborate with people in a transparent and trustworthy manner will create a sustainable growth strategy.
IGN on Twitter
You can add location information to your Tweets, such as your city or precise location, from the web and via third-party applications. You always have the option to delete your Tweet location history.
Gizmodo on Twitter
Trump eagerly jumps on Facebook Ad VP's tweet downplaying Russian troll operation http://gizmo.do/yzlBVYf pic.twitter.com/XMTNaOkMdQ
Team Jamaica’s Coach Took Their Bobsled When She Quit, So Red Stripe Bought Another One
When the men’s bobsled team from Jamaica failed to qualify for the Winter Olympics, the country found renewed hope in its first-ever women’s team making it to Pyeongchang. However, those hopes were briefly dashed when team coach Sandra Kiriasis suddenly quit, claiming that her job role changed from driving coach to track analyst, which, in turn, wouldn’t give her access to the athletes.