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Yes, you can make sushi from doughnuts

Master Chef Hiroyuki Terada can whip up a delectable sushi roll from pretty much anything you bring to his kitchen.

Baby monkeys are having a day over their own giant popsicle

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This same-sex military couple's reunion kiss just made history

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What do you think when you look at me?

When you look at Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed, what do you see: a woman of faith? a scholar, a mom, a sister? or an oppressed, brainwashed, potential terrorist? In this personal, powerful talk, Mogahed asks us, in this polarizing time, to fight negative perceptions of her faith in the media — and to choose empathy over prejudice.

Facebook Reactions, the Totally Redesigned Like Button, Is Here

Your News Feed is about to get a lot more expressive. After months of user testing in a handful of countries, Facebook today is releasing “Reactions” to the rest of the world. The feature isn’t so much a new tool as it is an extension of an existing one; by long-pressing—or, on a computer, hovering—over the “like” button, users can now access five additional animated emoji with which to express themselves. Each emotive icon is named for the reaction it’s meant to convey. “Like” you already know—say hello to “love,” “haha,” “wow,” “sad,” and “angry”.

The case for optimism on climate change

Al Gore has three questions about climate change and our future. First: Do we have to change? Each day, global-warming pollution traps as much heat energy as would be released by 400,000 Hiroshima-class atomic bombs. This trapped heat is leading to stronger storms and more extreme floods, he says: "Every night on the TV news now is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation." Second question: Can we change? We've already started. So then, the big question: Will we change? In this challenging, inspiring talk, Gore says yes. "When any great moral challenge is ultimately resolved into a binary choice between what is right and what is wrong, the outcome is foreordained because of who we are as human beings," he says. "That is why we're going to win this."

Behind the Scam: What Does It Take to Be a ‘Best-Selling Author’? $3 and 5 Minutes.

Amazon has their own “bestseller” rankings for books, based upon categories. If you’re in the Top 100 in your Amazon category, you will see a “bestseller ranking” below the title. A book at the #1 spot in any given category will get a “#1 Best Seller” banner featured next to the title. This lets potential customers know the book is the top-selling item in that category. If a book holds the top spot in a category for months, that’s saying something. Hitting it for an hour (which is how often Amazon refreshes its rankings), screen-shotting it, and calling yourself a “bestselling author” for life? Well…

Google now supports voice commands for Docs

In bringing voice commands to Docs, Google has essentially made a paid software utility free of charge for everyone. People with accessibility challenges or those who just like the feeling of using voice to type will be able to jump into Docs and start using it with a few simple keystrokes. But it is a bummer that it is only available currently for Chrome users on desktop — it will be nice to see if Google can get over the hurdle of providing voice commands for its mobile product in the future.

Mark Zuckerberg Asks Employees To Stop Crossing Out “Black Lives Matter” On Facebook’s Walls

Mark Zuckerberg is the founder and CEO of Facebook, which he started in his college dorm room in 2004 with roomates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes and from New York. Zuckerberg is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. He leads the design of Facebook's service and development of its core technology and infrastructure. Mark studied computer science …

Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies

February 22, 2016 Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies But advanced economies still have higher rates of technology use By Jacob Poushter As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, both economically and socially, technology adoption remains one of the defining factors in human progress. To that end, there has been a noticeable rise over the past two years in the percentage of people in the emerging and developing nations surveyed by Pew Research Center who say that they use the internet and own a smartphone. And while people in advanced economies still use the internet more and own more high-tech gadgets, the rest of the emerging world is catching up. 1 In 2013, a median of 45% across 21 emerging and developing countries reported using the internet at least occasionally or owning a smartphone. In 2015, that figure rose to 54%, with much of that increase coming from large emerging economies such as Malaysia, Brazil and China. By comparison, a median of 87% use the internet across 11 advanced economies surveyed in 2015, including the U.


It’s great to hang out and collaborate online, but it’s also important to sync up in person from time to time. In-person events help catalyze new ideas, new projects, and new relationships that can have a big impact on our lives, and this is no less true in the Blockstack community. These events don’t have to be big, fancy conferences - it could be as simple as a meetup at a local library or community center to discuss the latest Blockstack developments and applications with like-minded people from your area. Documents produced for past events are stored here , and we will continue adding more with each additional event that is organized by the community.

Google Fiber is launching in San Francisco with the city’s existing network

Google has announced that it’s looking to bring Fiber to San Francisco and will be using the city’s existing fiber network to help accomplish that. It said that by doing so, “we can bring service to residents more quickly.” However, the company was light in terms of the details of not only the service and timing, but also the specific locations that will be connected.

Tim Cook: An iPhone Master Key Would Be the 'Software Equivalent of Cancer'

Muir asked Cook why Apple hadn’t teamed up with the FBI sooner—to work together on security software from the get-go, which would’ve avoided this whole situation. Cook said he can’t talk about the tactics of the FBI, and that what Apple needs to do at this point is “stand tall.” He said that there’s more information about ourselves on our phones than in our houses: intimate conversations, financial data, the locations of our kids, and more.

Microsoft 'wholeheartedly' supports Apple in FBI encryption case

Speaking at a congressional hearing today, Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith said that his company "wholeheartedly" supports Apple in the ongoing case that's pitted the iPhone maker against the FBI. "We at Microsoft support Apple and will be filing an amicus brief next week," Smith said. An amicus brief is a "friend of the court" filing that allows parties not directly involved in the case to weigh in. Before today,  Microsoft had offered only tepid support for Apple's, but now it's getting behind the company in a big way.

14 Apple's top lawyer to testify before Congress over encryption fight with FBI

Lawmakers will have first chance to question an Apple representative about the company’s escalating battle with the FBI over unlocking San Bernardino iPhone

Apple files motion denying FBI request

Apple files motion denying FBI request Cupertino company execs cite dangerous precedent and would require a new government operating system. Check out this story on

E-cigarette explodes like a firework in man's pants

In the video, the man, who is identified in local reports as Josh Hamilton, walks up to the counter and reaches into his pocket. Moments later, a stream of sparks shoot from his pants and he is instantly engulfed in flames. A startled delivery man looks on as Hamilton burst through the door and runs outside, before a quick thinking cashier follows him out with a fire extinguisher.

Foxconn deal for Japan's Sharp in doubt after last-minute hitch

TOKYO/TAIPEI Taiwan's Foxconn put its takeover of electronics maker Sharp Corp on hold on Thursday after discovering previously undisclosed liabilities, sources said, throwing into doubt what was set to be the biggest takeover by a foreign firm in Japan's technology sector.

Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 Coming to PS4 and Xbox One - IGN

Each of the games will cost $20 / €20 / £16. Resident Evil 6 will release on March 29, Resident Evil 5 will be coming this summer, and Resident Evil 4 will follow in the fall. You'll also be able to get a physical copy if you live in the Americas.

Why will VP Joe Biden be onstage at the Oscars?

Biden will be there to introduce Lady Gaga's performance of her Oscar-nominated song, "Til It Happens to You." Gaga co-wrote the song for "The Hunting Ground," a documentary about campus sexual assault. While there's always the possibility that Biden is one of Gaga's Little Monsters, his best reason for showing up as her opening act is his history as a women's rights advocate. In 1990, then-Senator Biden introduced the Violence Against Women Act to Congress; it was passed in 1994 and changed the way law enforcement handled sexual assault and violence against women.

Your Next Phone Might Have 256GB of Storage Thanks to Samsung's New Chip

I love high capacity things. So when Samsung announced it’s producing 256 GB flash storage that can be used in mobile devices, I swooned. The memory is two times faster than the previous generation of Universal Flash Storage (UFS) memory, meaning that phones will not only have greater storage capacities, but also breeze reading and writing operations.

Microsoft 'wholeheartedly' supports Apple in FBI encryption case

Speaking at a congressional hearing today, Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith said that his company "wholeheartedly" supports Apple in the ongoing case that's pitted the iPhone maker against the FBI. "We at Microsoft support Apple and will be filing an amicus brief next week," Smith said. An amicus brief is a "friend of the court" filing that allows parties not directly involved in the case to weigh in. Before today,  Microsoft had offered only tepid support for Apple's, but now it's getting behind the company in a big way.

Pokémon 'Sun' and 'Moon' should debut on February 26th

The Pokémon video game series is turning 20 this week, and Nintendo is determined to mark the occasion with a bang. It's hosting a Pokémon Direct on February 26th where it will be "celebrating" the anniversary... and, presumably, announcing some new games. The company isn't saying anything about what's coming, but Nerdleaks has unearthed recently-filed trademarks for both Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon -- it doesn't take much to connect the dots and realize that these are the games Nintendo is most likely to show during its live stream. We wouldn't rule out some surprises, but it sounds like you'll once again have a reason to catch Pikachu and crew.

Samsung T3 review: This 'USB 3.1' SSD is stupidly fast

OK, I’m back now, so I can tell you that aside from feeling more expensive than the T1 (which it’s not), the T3 is an even better performer, especially with smaller files and folders. The T3 is based on Samsung’s TLC NAND and uses a more refined version of the MGX controller found in the T1. However, the speed improvements may be due to the now-optional encryption that we left off. Full-time encryption or no, the T1 and T3 are the only drives I’m aware of that take full advantage of Gen 1 SuperSpeed USB, though that also depends on what grade of USB port you attach it to.

Sony's Ambitious Plan to One-Up the Amazon Echo

In Sony’s ideal world, the Agent is an omnipresent mix of watchdog, butler, and executive assistant. (And cute pet, maybe?) You can control it with your voice, gestures, and more. Ultimately, the goal is to make it as proactive as possible. “Let’s say you come into a room,” Mesa says. “The Xperia Agent will come on and recognize you.” It’ll turn on the lights you want, play your favorite playlists, and tell you about the calls you missed. It sounds as if most of the data and connectivity will come from your phone, which is different from the more self-sufficient Echo, but potentially gives the Agent even more information about you. With a swiveled head and blinking eyes, it’s meant to feel natural and friendly. “It feels like it’s more of a natural, human interface you can have a conversation with,” Mesa says.

Yes, Even CEOs Need To Use Social Media--And They Need To Do It Well

What’s rarely heard, however, is the other side of the argument: the benefits that can accrue to CEOs who use social media well, even if they aren't posting all the time. Social media, used correctly, can be an executive productivity tool, a global broadcast channel, a source of consumer and competitor intel, and a PR vehicle. To be sure, my perspective is informed by the fact that I run a social media management company . Still, with hundreds of employees and more than 10 million users, I’m as busy as the next CEO and struggle with the same challenges of time and resources. Here’s my perspective from the front lines on the value of social media to CEOs.

Instagram? Lol. This hidden Oakland studio still makes actual tintype photographs—no filter required

Tintype is a 19th century photo technique where an image is captured, developed, and printed onto a solid plate of aluminum. (Trivia: tintypes were never made out of tin.) The process produces a one-of-a-kind object that’s difficult to find outside of niche circles. But in a handful of cities—like San Francisco, of course—tintypes live on. Revival Tintype studios, located in the back of Starline Social Club in (where else?) Oakland, will make you a tintype for between 60 and 100 bucks. You get to see the whole process unfold. Watch photographer Patrick Demmons, who owns Revival, break down how it works, and explain why tintype is still relevant in this digital world.

Google's new AI can determine image location without geotags

Have you ever looked through your photo library and tried to determine where an image was taken without any additional detective work? It’s not always an easy task.

Apple says FBI order would give the government ‘dangerous power'

Today, Apple filed a motion to vacate the district court order demanding it break security protections on a phone linked to the San Bernardino attacks. The filing lays out Apple's extensive legal objections to the FBI order, setting the stage for a lengthy court battle. "This is not a case about one isolated iPhone," the motion reads. "Rather, this case is about the Department of Justice and the FBI seeking through the courts a dangerous power that Congress and the American people have withheld: the ability to force companies like Apple to undermine the basic security and privacy interests of hundreds of millions of individuals around the globe."

Apple and the FBI will face off at a Congressional hearing on March 1

Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell will argue Apple’s encryption case in front of the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee on March 1. Joining him will be New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance, encryption specialist and professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Susan Landau, and — during a separate panel — FBI director James Comey. The hearing, titled The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy, will begin at 1 PM ET.

How heroin is cutting a lethal path through America's suburbs

Then in the fall of 2014, she suddenly felt sick. At first, she figured the drugs were to blame. But when she realized she was pregnant, she immediately went to rehab. Shannon said she was clean for most of her pregnancy and that her son was born healthy. Eighteen states have laws that say drug use during pregnancy is child abuse. Mashable couldn't verify Shannon's statement about the extent of her drug use during the pregnancy.

Google's DeepMind Forms Health Unit to Build Medical Software

DeepMind Health built a piece of software called Streams, which lets clinicians view medical results faster, in a pilot project with the Royal Free Hospital. Chris Laing, associate medical director for patient safety at the hospital, said Streams lets him view blood-test results of patients at risk of acute kidney injury within seconds, and was able to improve patient care. “This system of direct alerts and the ability to prioritize patients was just not possible previously,” Laing said.

Facebook Officially Launches Canvas Ads That Load Full-Screen Rich Media Pages In-App

Last year Facebook started testing Canvas, which I called Instant Articles for ads . The impetus was that mobile sites have tripled in size since 2011, leading to five to ten second load times users don’t want to sit through to see an ad. The types of rich media marketing experiences that people actually remember load far too slow on mobile. So Facebook built the endpoint of ads into its own app so it can pre-load and show them in about one second.

Astronomers Finally Pinpoint the Location of Mysterious Radio Bursts in Space

For years, astronomers have puzzled over “ fast radio bursts ” (FRBs), mysterious cosmic beats that may come from pulsars. Now, for the first time, researchers have pinpointed the location of one such burst—and the discovery hints at an even more epic origin story.

34 FBI director admits Apple encryption case could set legal precedent

The ultimate outcome of the Apple-FBI showdown is likely to “guide how other courts handle similar requests”, James Comey told a congressional intelligence panel on Thursday, a softening of his flat insistence on Sunday that the FBI was not attempting to “ set a precedent ”.

How to make a classic martini that never goes out of style

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The Aliso Canyon disaster may have been the largest methane leak in US history

Overall, the Aliso Canyon gas leak released more than 100,000 tons of methane, according to a study  published today in Science .That’s equivalent to the total annual emissions from 572,000 passenger cars. Air samples collected in the area also contained above-normal levels of benzene, a known carcinogen, and other potentially dangerous compounds. Given that methane is a dangerous greenhouse gas, more than 50 times more potent than carbon dioxide, leaks like the one at Aliso Canyon could end up having a significant climate impact, researchers say.

The bank that fintech built: Number26 and TransferWise team up to re-invent banking

In an interview with VentureBeat at Dublin Web Summit last year, Number26 cofounder Maximilian Tayenthal hinted at the company’s future plans. Indeed, Tayenthal noted the myriad nimble fintech startups that were chipping away at various elements of the traditional bank, including bank accounts and FOREX, and observed that they could band together to “rebundle” an age-old entity that had been systematically “unbundled” with the advent of the Internet.

Report: Google to bring Chromecast-like features to TVs

While many of us are pleased with the stick or disc-shaped media dongle hanging out of the back of our regular old dumb televisions — the well-lived Chromecast — it seems that Google has plans to put those features  directly in televisions. According to a scoop by Variety , a new model of Vizio televisions will offer Chromecast-like functionality right out of the box.

Twitch will celebrate Pokemon's 20th birthday with mega-marathon

In Japan on February 27, 1996, people were first called to be the very best, like no one ever was. Now, 20 years and a handful of games later, Pokemon is celebrating its big 20th birthday and lasting legacy.

Apple wants to make it impossible for the company to comply with law enforcement's demands for data

Thomson ReutersJames Comey, director of the FBI, is leading the push for law-enforcement access to devices. But because the phone is encrypted, the FBI needs Apple's help to access the information. The FBI isn't asking Apple to remove the encryption or to provide the encryption keys — something the company wouldn't be able to do. Instead, it wants Apple to build a new version of iOS, the phone's operating system, to load on the phone and remove certain security protections. Specifically, the FBI wants the removal of the setting that allows for only 10 unsuccessful password attempts before a phone's memory is erased.

'Fallout 4' Survival Mode looks savage

The biggest changes concern saving and health. The only way to save in Survival Mode will be to sleep. Of course, you still can't sleep when enemies are nearby, but the mechanic is changed slightly still: sleeping bags, for example, won't let you sleep through the night and improve your health, but they will let you save the game. Sleeping isn't just for saving, either. You'll need to sleep, eat and drink regularly or your SPECIAL stats will reduce, you fatigue will increase, and combat in general will be harder because of it. Oh, and if you eat bad meat, get a disease or use Chems, you might get sick. You'll need some antibiotics to be cured.

ICYMI: Laser-powered spacecraft, upgraded Atlas bot and more

ICYMI: Laser-powered spacecraft, upgraded Atlas bot and more

Anti-violent game politician gets five years in jail

For instance, Yee was found guilty on a racketeering charge whereby he forced people into donating to his campaign. In exchange for these hefty contributions, he'd respond with political favors, like accepting $10,000 in order to support a businessman looking for health department grants. Even more troubling, however, is that while Yee wanted to outlaw fictional gunplay, he was looking to replace it with the real thing. The former senator had previously admitted to taking part in a conspiracy to import guns into the US from the Philippines. Isn't it ironic, don't you think?

ISIS propaganda video threatens Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey over account deletions

Speaking to both Twitter and Facebook in the past, we can tell you that these threats on Dorsey or Zuckerberg aren’t new. Both CEOs — as well as employees at each company — are bombarded with death threats semi-regularly over their perceived censorship of hate speech and extremism.

Microsoft: Conflicting data laws could cost tech companies billions | ZDNet

Lots of governments want access to customer data held in data centres around the world. Figuring out when to say 'yes' and when to say 'no' is an expensive legal headache for tech companies.

Superhot review: The most innovative shooter we've played in years

Don’t get me wrong— Superhot is still mostly style-over-substance, mostly concerned with making the minute-to-minute action look cool than it is with making grand statements about “Video Games As Art” or some such tomfoolery. It’s dodging bullets and throwing swords and shooting two guys while you float lazily through the air in slow motion. It’s the deep voice yelling “SUPER. HOT. SUPER. HOT.” after a stage is cleared, in a weirdly apropos parallel to the whining noise at the end of each Hotline Miami level.

Just Landed is Shutting Down

Just Landed has outlived several of the services that it originally depended on, and each time a service provider has disappeared, I’ve had to find a suitable replacement to keep the app alive. However, this is getting more difficult each time, and can’t continue forever. As technology marches on, it’s clear that eventually a key service provider is going to pull the rug out from under us, perhaps with little warning, and there won’t be an easy replacement to keep the app working. I could be forced to either shut the app down abruptly, or hastily build a replacement service myself. I feel it’s better to get ahead of this, and gracefully shut down Just Landed on our own terms, in a way that is fair and respectful of our customers — particularly recent buyers of the app.

Flo's driving app wants to gamify your car insurance renewal (and make you a safer driver)

Change the world. We want to make drivers aware of their driving behavior. Drivers that are aware of their driving behavior are better drivers. Changing this behavior will make the roads safer and reduce CO2 emissions. We’re pretty sure that making the world a safer, nicer place will pay out in the end.

FBI Director Says Battle With Apple Could Set Legal Precedent

“The code that the judge has directed Apple to write works only on this one phone,” he said, rejecting Apple’s claim that the code the FBI wants written would hypothetically work on other iPhones. “And so the idea of it getting into the wild and working on my phone and your phone, at least the experts tell me, is not a real thing.”

50 Report: Apple's rushing to close iPhone hack opening after FBI decryption demand

The FBI believes the phone contains information relevant to its investigation of the San Bernardino attack in December. Thus the law enforcement agency wants Apple to create a special version of iOS that could be used to unlock the iPhone. The important difference with the special version of iOS is that it would let a computer take unlimited guesses at the handset’s four-digit passcode, known as a brute force attack.

51 Google's New AI Can Tell Where Your Photo Was Taken Without Using Geotags
52 Adele very relatably lost her mind when seeing Lana Del Rey at the Brit Awards
53 Facebook Reactions, the Totally Redesigned Like Button, Is Here
54 How to Watch Tonight's Republican Debate Online
55 MIT Tech Review on Twitter
56 Little girl worries about going to school dressed as Batman, hero dad has perfect solution
57 Far Cry Primal would be better if it wasn’t a Far Cry game
58 Man proves that cats are total jerks
59 Marvel's Iron First: Game of Thrones' Finn Jones Cast in Title Role of Netflix Series - IGN
60 Microsoft, Google and Facebook will back Apple in the FBI fight
61 5 British companies for FinTech Week
62 HTC teases One M10 flagship, but has the company learned its lesson?
63 Microsoft's New Android Keyboard Cuts Down On App-Jumping
64 Razer's Blade Stealth gaming ultraportable is all work and no play
65 How two data hackers busted Airbnb for deceiving the government
66 Journalist Gets Hacked While Writing Apple-FBI Story
67 The potential of Windows 10 devices is revealed at Mobile World Congress - TechRepublic
68 Huawei and Leica team up to make sure the P9 camera is awesome
69 What’s the Deal with the One-Armed Arrow? - IGN
70 See Shutterstock's Pop Art-Inspired Tribute to the Best Picture Nominees
71 Google's first DeepMind AI health project is missing something
72 ZAGG Slim Book: The best keyboard for the iPad Pro Review | ZDNet
73 Republicans just hit their 'oh, sh*t' moment with Donald Trump
74 The soda industry is alive and well, study of American drinking habits shows
75 Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6: Should I Upgrade?
76 How to navigate yearly reviews and promotions
77 YouTube now lets you blur any part of your video for maximum anonymity
78 The 2020s could be the 'decade of the electric car'
79 Overnight raises $2.5 million to launch its spontaneous travel booking app
80 The official 'Netflix for pirated movies' is back from the dead
81 PHOTOS: The coolest tech on display at Mobile World Congress
82 Ctrl-Walt-Delete: Walt and Nilay reset your router
83 Japan mulls over Bitcoin as a legal currency | ZDNet
84 iOS vs. ISIS: Apple working with U.S. government to fight terror
85 Developer behind world's most secure messaging app joins Apple | Cult of Mac
86 Om Malik in conversation with photographer Joshua Allen Harris
87 Apple releases minor software update for Apple TV 3