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Should Pokémon move to consoles?

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon's Japanese debut. To celebrate, Nintendo announced the next generation (VII, for those keeping count) of the...

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. LG G5: Flagships Compared

LG and Samsung's newest flagship smartphones sport plenty of power and some interesting new features.

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Superhot is the unthinkable: a truly original first-person shooter

Superhot is another game about shooting people in the face, but wait please don’t leave. Created by a small team on a modest budget, the shooter finds novelty in the creatively exhausted genre....

Repairing Split Wood

In an otherwise attractive piece of wood, an unsightly split or crack can run deep like family turmoil.  Most wood fillers are intended to be little more than aesthetic solutions.  Even the hardiest fillers are intended to withstand compressive forces but not sheer stress.  Here I will demonstrate my solution for when I don't want to give-up on a piece of wood.  This block was salvaged from a eucalyptus tree that fell on my grandmother's house (don't worry, I'm fine).  I want to be able to work on it without risk of further splittage.     I do all my wood repair at TechShop.

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Mark Zuckerberg memo tells employees to stop crossing out 'black lives matter' on company walls

Zuckerberg states in the memo that the company has launched an investigation to find out who was crossing out Black Lives Matter signage. "This has been a deeply hurtful and tiresome experience for the black community and really for the entire Facebook community, and we are now investigating the current incidents." While it's clear that Facebook has a major problem on its hands that it needs to immediately address, how far the company will go to remedy the issue is still up in the air.

WhatsApp to end support for BlackBerry, Nokia, and other older operating systems by the end of 2016

“When we started WhatsApp in 2009, people’s use of mobile devices looked very different from today,” the announcement read . “The Apple App Store was only a few months old. About 70 percent of smartphones sold at the time had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia. Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft – which account for 99.5 percent of sales today – were on less than 25 percent of mobile devices sold at the time. As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use.”

MWC Revisited: Virtual reality is here to stay

Putting aside the litany of no-name manufacturers filling empty conference hall space with their derivative VR efforts, there were actually a few interesting developments away from Mobile World Congress' "big three." Dolby had a strong presence showing off 3D audio. Although we'd seen it all before, it's interesting to see it shopping its wares at a mobile conference. And there were also signs of VR further penetrating the industry: Alcatel OneTouch, for example, debuted a new handset, the Idol 4. While it looks like a great budget smartphone in its own right, what's truly interesting is ... its packaging . The Idol 4's box is a plastic affair that, when re-assembled, turns into a sturdy version of Google Cardboard.

Apple seeds OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 beta 4 to developers

This is the fourth developer beta for OS X 10.11.4, and it’s build 15E49a. It’s been a week since Apple seeded the third beta to developers , and just over four weeks since Apple seeded the first beta . The new software isn’t stocked with a plethora of new features, but it does bring support for Live Photos within the Messages app . It also supports more secure Notes.

Oscar nominations 2016: 9 movies you can watch on Netflix, Amazon and Now TV

No one at techradar will actually admit to watching or reading 50 Shades Of Grey, so we can't give you much of a synopsis - other than it is about a man, a woman, some interesting objects and something to do with a red room. What we can tell you, though, is that The Weeknd song that's been nominated for an Oscar is actually pretty good. We are glad the movie actually has a music soundtrack, otherwise all you would hear are the groans and moans from the lead actors and, by all accounts, the bored audience that actually sat down to watch the movie.

Apple's lawyer: An FBI win is the beginning of a 'police state'

In this particular case, Apple is challenging the FBI’s request, so to speak, to overcome that encryption. But the larger issue here is do we want companies to have the right to create something that would be that much of a potential danger?

Melissa Harris-Perry 'highly unlikely' to return to MSNBC

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New 'Shenmue 3' screenshots give you a glimpse of the game

If you need any more proof that Yu Suzuki really is making a new Shenmue game two decades after the last one, look above and below the fold. Yes, these are actual Shenmue 3 screenshots (and even a little video) that Suzuki's team showed off at the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences. They're still just a work-in-progress, true, but they're enough to give you an idea of what the sequel will look like. Suzuki started working on the classic franchise's third entry after his Kickstarter campaign last year breezed through its $2 million goal. It ended up raising over $6 million, enabling the team to go through with the game's development for both PS4 and PC. Shenmue 3 won't be out until December 2017 or later, but the team will likely release more tidbits of info (and more photos!) to tide us over until then.

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Can artificial swarm intelligence predict the Oscars? Here are its picks - TechRepublic

While most AI research is focused on simulating neural networks, Dr. Louis Rosenberg, CEO of Unanimous A.I., said his company is interested in "another way that nature has of doing intelligence"—swarms. Birds, bees, fish, all belong to swarms that are able to make incredible, life-saving decisions as a group. And since humans haven't evolved to do this, Unanimous A.I.'s platform, called UNU , allows humans to collaborate and "swarm" artificially.

Apple's $120M patent victory over Samsung overturned on appeal

As noted by Reuters , the quick link feature made up $99 million of the $120 million in damages awarded to Apple -- the jury decided that all 10 Samsung devices in question infringed upon that particular feature. But today's ruling by a three-judge panel in the Federal Circuit disagreed on that point and vacated the jury's decision. Specifically, the panel ruled that Samsung didn't infringe on Apple's quick links patent and also decided that its "swipe to unlock" and autocorrect patents were invalid based on prior art.

Police chief: There’s a “reasonably good chance” not much is on seized iPhone

Burguan indicated to NPR that months after the December 2015 terrorist attacks that took place in his city, the investigation is largely wrapped up. "Maybe there was some information that would lead to a larger plot and a larger network and therefore there are other people out there that are still a danger," he said. "I think the probability is low, but that it could be."

If Apple loses, your home could be the next think that's unlocked

In a recent interview about Apple's ongoing legal battle with the Department of Justice, Tim Cook said that our smartphones have more information about us and our families than any other device we own. He's right. And if the FBI is able to compel Apple or any company to circumvent a phone's encryption, it would tap into a wealth of information. But it's not just the tiny computers in our pocket we need to be concerned about. Your home and car tech could also be affected by the ruling if law enforcement deems it necessary.

Scrubbing with a toothbrush that knows when you missed a spot

Once you've stumbled into the bathroom, you'll need to take out your phone and place it in one of Oral-B's new cradles. It's a simple piece of plastic with a pressurised suction cup that's simple enough to attach to a bathroom mirror. The front-facing camera needs to be at eye-level, so you'll probably need to remove the cradle after every use -- that could be a pain, but luckily it doesn't leave behind any marks or nasty gunk.

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ICYMI: Rogue wave detection, exo-glove and more

MWC Revisited: The best of the rest

We've seen smartphones , wearables and tablets galore here at Mobile World Congress, plastered with mucky fingerprints and goodness knows what else over the week on the show floor. But, that's not all. During our travels we've also discovered some weird and wonderful products that require a roundup of their own. So without further ado, here's the "best of the rest," a collection of the good, the bad and the downright strange that didn't make our other catchup pieces .

18 5G was the real star of Mobile World Congress

Expect 2016 to be the year when all of the talk around 5G starts to feel like more than hype. It seemed as if the big tech companies couldn't shut up about it at Mobile World Congress this week -- and for good reason. It's been over six years since LTE 4G started rolling out, and a finalized 5G standard is expected to arrive around 2018. Now's the time to start exploring the new frontier if you've got a stake in mobile. Naturally, there were plenty of demos and jargon-filled press releases around 5G during the show. But there were also some impressive demos and a palpable excitement in the air for what's to come next.


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The power of believing that you can improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.

The US Landed on the Moon In Less Time Than It Took to Build DC's Two-Mile Streetcar

In 1961, John F. Kennedy proclaimed that America would go to the moon. Eight years later, a human walked on the moon. In 2007, Washington DC began construction on a 2.2-mile streetcar. Eight years later... well, it still wasn’t finished.

40 celeb hotties who are aging like a fine chianti

Some celebrities just get better with age, like a fine wine. Shall we call them "Fine Wine Celebs?" We shall.

Pokemon Is 20 Years Old! Here's How To Feed Your Pikachu Nostalgia.

Today marks 20 years since the release of Pokemon Red & Blue in Japan. The only way to celebrate without remembering that you're 20 years older is to feed that nostalgia with a little of the new and a little of the old. Happy birthday, Pokemon! 

5 first steps to launching a career in UX

If you work in products or services in any capacity at all then you are – or should be – already working to improve the experience of users and customers.  You may not be a UX designer yet, but these roles can certainly be a good starting point to getting there. What insight does your role give you that others are not so exposed to?

Pokemon Sun and Moon will arrive later this year, confirms Nintendo

The new games will arrive Holiday 2016 for the 3DS, but Nintendo didn't actually show us any footage of the titles, nor reveal any details on story or gameplay. Still, it's good to have confirmation that the games exist following yesterday's leak .

A beginner's guide to learning Python

Python development is on the rise thanks to its open source nature and ability to power some of the most well-known sites and applications such as Google and YouTube . One of the draws to learning Python include its ease-of-use and being able to quickly start learning and developing with Python within a couple of days.

10 lessons learned from a year of blogging

Blog growth is frustratingly slow for many people. Here’s a look back one year after coming on to the blog at Yotpo, about what worked, what didn’t – and what we learned in the process.

Thousands march to pay respects to Boris Nemtsov

Nemtsov, a fierce opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down while walking across a bridge within view of the Kremlin just before midnight on Feb. 27, 2015. No one has been brought to justice in the brazen attack that shook the country and especially the Russian opposition, which continues to live under threat of attack.

How to be human: when should a long-distance relationship stay long distance?

I suppose I have a dilemma. I met my first boyfriend five months ago and it hasn't been the easiest relationship. He has serious trust issues and maybe it's because I didn't know how relationships were supposed to work, but I haven't exactly helped his trust issues. He's met one of the other guys I've slept with and I know that messed with his head. I remained friends with a guy I made out with while we were talking but not yet dating. I guess my real issue is that he lives in one city and I live in another, so we’ve always been long distance. Once our relationship got more serious and we said "I love you," we talked about moving. His job allows him to transfer offices and move to my city, while mine does not. Therefore it is way easier for him to move to me. He would move (if he were to) in July, so by that time, we would have been dating nine months. He loves the city that he's in and his friends are there, and I love the city where I live. He said he would move if we were to move in together, but I told him I wasn't ready. He said that's the only way he would move to my city and he wasn't sure we could continue dating if we didn't live in the same city.

Researchers say San Bernardino shooter's iPhone 5c can be accessed without Apple, but it's risky

The process actually includes lasers and acid. It’s called “de-capping,” and it involves removing and de-capsulating the phone’s memory chip. Once that’s done, if it can be done at all, that would expose the chip to microscopic scrutiny, which could then reveal the information that’s stored on it. The report followed up with four different security researchers, and each of them echoed that using this method could, technically, extract the information the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for, but that the process is incredibly risky.

Wearable tech: Sporting Lumo's LED backpack around town

Safety meets stylish with the Lumo LED Backpack . Mashable Fashion Reporter David Yi straps on this bad boy to see if it truly is the must-have addition to your cycling routine.

Venmo shutters API beta to new users to focus on 'Pay with Venmo'

The Venmo Developer API is, and will be, available to all existing users and we will continue to support those partners, including Braintree merchants. We have, however, discontinued accepting new beta users of the API as we are focusing efforts to open up the beta to pay with Venmo. Focusing our efforts on allowing users to pay with Venmo within select merchant apps allows us to provide many of the capabilities previously powered by the API, now with optimal user and developer experiences alike.

Why are American Girl dolls expensive?

“This doesn’t entirely negate the company’s efforts, it simply means that history, in this case, is accessible only to those who can pay for it,” Rosner says. “Inclusivity can’t only be about the content of the doll’s backstory — it has to reach a diverse audience as well.”

Robert Scoble on Twitter

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This tech company hired out a cruise ship to take its 2,200 employees on a 6-day voyage across the Sea of Japan

For its annual meeting this year, Chinese tech company Cheetah Mobile did something slightly different. It hired a cruise ship and took its 2,500 employee on a six-day voyage across the Sea of Japan.

Why Terry Crews talking about his porn addiction helps more than ever

Crews talked about his porn addiction in relation to issues he sees within the black community, specifically the intersection of race and gender. "I can really speak from being a black man. I've been at rallies for equality. And the men are like, 'Hey bitch, go to the kitchen and get me a sandwich.' And you're like, 'Wait a minute, aren't we at the rally for equality?'...Even at the rally for racial equality we don't see that women are equal, too."

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Sharp liabilities list covered worst-case scenarios: source

TOKYO Sharp Corp's list of liabilities that prompted Taiwan's Foxconn to suspend signing a takeover deal was an unverified study of worst-case scenario risks, rather than liabilities requiring disclosure, a source briefed on the matter said.

United States sets out limits on its spying as part of new data pact with EU

BRUSSELS The United States has set out limits to its use of data collected in bulk about European citizens after a new information-sharing pact was agreed this month, according to documents seen by Reuters.

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How ProPublica uses a “reporting recipe” to cook up collaboration

“It just occurred to me that this is another opportunity where we could do something like this. And rather than be ad hoc about it, I thought we could bake it into the process from the get go,” Umansky said. “And so the way we thought about it was that we want to encourage other people to report on it, so how can we make it as easy as possible for them to do that, and what are all the varying things that could be useful for them to do that?”

FCC docs show Raspberry Pi 3 with on-board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

The documents, which the FCC posts as part of its customary testing process, include photos that indicate the new device—dubbed the Raspberry Pi 3—includes both the requisite electronics for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. According to I Programmer , the on-board Espressif  ESP8266 Wi-Fi chipset adds about $2 to the cost of manufacturing the device.

New 4

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a research note to investors, a copy of which was obtained by MacRumors , in which he claims Apple's next-generation 4-inch iPhone will feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, as opposed to an 8-megapixel sensor as previously rumored. Kuo also reiterated that the new 4-inch iPhone will have other similar hardware specs as the iPhone 6s, including an A9 chip and NFC for Apple Pay . The device's form factor is expected to be similar to the iPhone 5s, although the display is said to have slightly curved 2.5D glass like the iPhone 6 and newer. Apple's new 4-inch iPhone could also feature 16GB and 64GB storage capacities , 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, Live Photos support, and a slightly larger 1,642 mAh battery compared to the iPhone 5s. 3D Touch will likely remain exclusive to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as a differentiating feature. The well-informed analyst continues to believe the smartphone will cost between $400 and $500 in the United States. The lower price point should help Apple target the mid- to low-price segment and drive iPhone sales in emerging markets such as China and India.

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To me, doing that is a lazy copout. At least for news orgs. Still too few people on Twitter to get voices. …

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“Time lost to mansplaining per meeting” in an equation. LOL!! ;) #beyondcomments

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