The only thing that's changed about Apple's advertising is nothing, thankfully
One of my favorite parts of Apple events (besides Jony Ive's voiceovers) is the ads. Apple has always made great ads; and while there is a clear distinctio
The fabulous life of a professional 'Street Fighter' player
Darryl "Snake Eyez" Lewis travels the world to play his favorite game (very, very well).
Absurd Creature of the Week: The Mystery of Solenodon, the Mammal That Bites Like a Snake
Solenodons are one of just a handful of mammals with venom glands that deliver a powerful toxin.
Powerful earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan
A shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday morning, toppling buildings and knocking out power.
Drone Crashes Into Empire State Building
The 27-year-old drone operator is now facing charges of reckless endangerment.
In ‘Communist’ China, Alibaba Is Training People to Shop Online
As China's economy slows, Internet giant Alibaba has reason to worry. So it's making sure as many of its 1.3 billion people as possible can shop online.
Peek inside the new DeLorean with this scenic desert commercial
The DeLorean Motor Company has released its first commercial and it gives a few hints at what it's like to own a DeLorean.
Elon Musk elaborates on his idea for an electric plane
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently said he has an idea for an electric plane that can take off and land vertically.
This guy swings his iPhone around on a string when skiing with incredible results
Nicholas Vuigner, a 25-year-old Swiss skier wanted to make a unique video with his phone and has spent the better part of two years figuring out how. He ca
Rihanna, the RIAA, and making a platinum record in 2016
What does it mean when an artist sells a million albums to a corporation? What does it mean when the biggest song of Drake's career is kept from the No. 1 spot it deserves by exclusivity agreements?
Watch this golf robot get an epic hole-in-one
Yes, this robot is probably better at golf than you are.
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.
Play Chess in Facebook Messenger with this secret command
Sure, this isn't the best-looking or most sophisticated method to keep your self entertained or play chess, but it'll work. Besides, just think how much fun it will be to send a series of Facebook stickers to your opponent as you yell "checkmate" into a computer screen. What a crazy time to be alive.
‘Error 53’ fury mounts as Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6
California-based tech expert Kyle Wiens, who runs the iFixit website , says this is a major issue. “The ‘error 53’ page on our website has had more than 183,000 hits, suggesting this is a big problem for Apple users,” he told Guardian Money. “The problem occurs if the repairer changes the home button or the cable. Following the software upgrade the phone in effect checks to make sure it is still using the original components, and if it isn’t, it simply locks out the phone. There is no warning, and there’s no way that I know of to bring it back to life.”
After 100 years, scientists are finally closing in on Einstein’s ripples
Naturally there’s a deeper, better answer. The very objects that produce gravitational waves are the most energetic, wild, and interesting places in the Universe. Finding them would open new and never-before-realized windows into the universe. Genuine proof of gravitational waves could tell us about gravity at its strongest, like black holes. They could shine light on matter at its densest (ala a neutron star). And they could reveal new information about the largest explosions of the galaxy, like supernovae and the mergers of black holes and neutron stars. “These are the kinds of places we can probably only really learn about through gravitational waves,” Giaime explains.
Linux gaming rising: 35 great games for Steam Machines and Linux
American Truck Simulator ’s more of the same, but polished up and featuring American landmarks and cities rather European ones. Early reviews say it’s great. And even if you’re not sure if a driving sim’s up your alley, it doesn’t cost much to dip your toes in: The game’s only $20 and sells exclusively via Steam, which offers refunds now. In other words: Buckle up.
Twitter suspends over 125,000 accounts for 'promoting terrorist acts'
WASHINGTON Twitter Inc ( TWTR.N ) has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post on Friday.
Apple has filed for mistrial in the VirnetX patent dispute
According to a report published by Texas Lawyer , which was surfaced by AppleInsider , Apple has rallied against the closing arguments provided by Caldwell, Cassady & Curry, the law firm representing VirnetX, and has subsequently filed for mistrial saying that the lawyers’ remarks to the jury include “arguments outside the evidence and blatantly misrepresented the testimony of Apple’s witnesses.”
Google AI to play live Go match against world champion - BBC News
Computers have played Go and beaten amateurs but, before Google's victory against the French champion, experts had predicted that it would take another 10 years until a computer could beat the world's best Go professionals.
Amazon's Echo speaker can finally order you an Uber
You can use Amazon's Echo device to order a pizza or stream music on Spotify , so shouldn't you be able to ask the digital assistant "Alexa" to call you a car from Uber? Well, starting today, you can. Uber is announcing Friday that its application program interface, or API, has been integrated with Amazon's smart home hub.
It looks like Google wants to charge its self-driving cars wirelessly
The documents point to installations from Hevo Power and Momentum Dynamics, both of which offer offer systems that can charge cars, trucks, and buses using plates that sit on (or embedded in) roads and driveways, while a receiver attached to the underside of the vehicle takes the power and siphons it into the battery pack. In principle, they're not much different than the wireless charging systems for phones — just on a much larger scale. (Momentum, for instance, says its systems can deliver up to 200 kilowatts of power.)
Sanders supporters banned from Tinder after campaigning on dating app
On Yahoo's ( YHOO.O ) Tumblr microblogging site, a thread titled "Tinder Campaigning, The adventures of a perpetual right-swiper in the efforts of electing Bernie Sanders" has dozens of conversations referencing Sanders pulled from Tinder. "Swiping right" is a colloquial reference to approving of a potential match on Tinder.
Yahoo Loses Mobile Entrepreneur Arjun Sethi to Venture Firm
Mr. Sethi is one of dozens of startup founders Ms. Mayer brought into Yahoo through a series of small acquisitions . In her three-and-a-half years as CEO, Yahoo has spent more than $2.3 billion on at least 53 acquisitions, largely for small mobile-software developers whose apps were shuttered and whose founders were enticed to work on new projects at the company. At least 26, or over one-third, of the more than 70 startup founders and CEOs who joined Yahoo through an acquisition during Ms. Mayer’s tenure have left the company, according to their profiles on LinkedIn Corp.
'Muslim & American': What it’s like to be feared in your own country
This is the trailer for our new mini documentary series Muslim & American . In the next four episodes, Mashable video producer Quincy Ledbetter interviews Muslim Americans to get an insight on what it is like to live in an increasing Islamophobic atmosphere.
Episode 1 - One woman's struggle to hide her faith exposes Islamophobia in America: http://on.mash.to/1mh47GS
How to Watch Super Bowl 50 Online for Free, No Cable Required
This Sunday, cord cutters around the country will participate in the grandest tradition of the year: trying to figure out how to stream the Super Bowl online. Well, we have your answer, sports fans. Here’s how to stream the big game at home over the internet, to whatever device you want to watch on.
Visa wakes up to the sound of the internet
Visa's already an investor in Stripe , but clearly wants companies to dump Silicon Valley upstarts like PayPal and Square. The pitch is to show that Visa's greater security, size, history, not to mention that most people already have access to a Visa card, is better than signing your life away to Google. That's not a euphemism, either, since Visa SVP Mark Jamison is already trying to stoke anti-tech company sentiment in his blog post. As far as he's concerned, the "frightful five" of Apple, Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft are simply not capable of matching Visa's clout. Sure.
Apple will reportedly accept damaged iPhones for trade-in
Apple's iPhone recycling program is handy for getting rid of your old handset when you buy a new one . However, the initiative doesn't allow customers to trade in older models if they have screen damage, a broken camera or buttons that don't work. 9to5Mac reports that the policy is about to change. Apple is reportedly prepping to expand the recycling/trade-in program to accept iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones with a reasonable amount of damage. The company is said to offer credits of $50, $200 and $250 for those devices, respectively.
Going to the Super Bowl? Here’s What Else to Do in San Francisco
San Francisco’s NFL team is the 49ers, named after the miners of the 1849 gold rush. Back then, the gold was in them thar hills , but today, it’s in the Valley. So it’s no surprise the City by the Bay has developed increasingly close ties to its peninsular brethren. When the Bay Area hosts the 50th Super Bowl in February, the celebration will span the entire region—from the city proper’s 49 square miles (OK, 46.9, but go Niners!) to the team’s new home in Santa Clara, an hour’s drive south. Completed in 2014, Levi’s Stadium is staffed by a group of techies who rove the stands to help guests use the Wi-Fi and a custom stadium app. (They’re called NiNerds, natch.)
The indispensable Vox Media Super Bowl 50 guide
The Re/code guide to the celeb-studded and booze-soaked Super Bowl parties of San Francisco
by Noah Kulwin and Kurt Wagner
Instagram Confirms Test Of Multiple Account Switching On iOS
However, switching between accounts today is a pain – which is why a multiple account switching feature would be put to good use among this crowd, potentially increasing engagement with the Instagram app itself. And with the possibility of longer session times, Instagram has a chance to better monetize its user base – something that it’s increasingly focused on. In fact, also this week, the company extended its video ads to 60 seconds in order to attract TV ad dollars to its platform.
Automatic Windows 10 installs begin but how easy are they to stop? - TechRepublic
Windows 7 and 8.1 machines sold to home users are generally configured to automatically install these "recommended" updates. Machines that have Automatic Updates turned on and the "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates" option selected - Microsoft's recommended configuration when installing Windows 7 and 8.1 - will see the Windows 10 Upgrade begin to automatically install. The upgrade will be pushed to these machines as part of a phased rollout. The minority of computers that don't meet the relatively modest system requirements for Windows 10 will not receive the upgrade.
How to Watch Super Bowl 50 Online
Super Bowl 50 kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. And yes, it will be streaming online for free. Here's how to watch.
BlackBerry confirms more layoffs, but how many is unclear
As BlackBerry continues to execute its turnaround plan, we remain focused on driving efficiencies across our global workforce. This means finding new ways to enable us to capitalize on growth opportunities, while driving toward sustainable profitability across all parts of our business. As a result, a small number of employees have been impacted in Waterloo and Sunrise, FL. It also means that BlackBerry is actively recruiting in those areas of our business that will drive growth. For those employees that have recently left the company, we know that they have worked hard on behalf of our company and we are grateful for their commitment and contributions.
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" Is More Than the Sum of Its Undead Parts
Zombies roam the countryside, and any carriage ride or public ball could turn into a brain feast, so survival is the number one concern for everyone. There’s still a streak of classism—Charles Bingley’s sisters, for example, look down on the Bennetts for receiving their training from a Shaolin temple in China instead of in Japan like the upper classes. But the sisters aren’t simply competent survivors like the rest of their peers—they’re superwarriors, slicing apart zombie hordes and rescuing men left and right. In a world where survival is a daily struggle against a supernatural phenomenon, the Bennetts don’t need men to protect them; they can afford to seek a partner based on genuine affection.
LinkedIn stock just fell off a cliff
The fierce selloff of LinkedIn stock is the latest reminder that Wall Street investors no longer have much tolerance for even the slightest signs of weakness from high-valued Internet and technology companies. The stock market has been a non-stop bloodbath this year; patience and optimism are in short supply.
BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition hands-on: The first Ubuntu tablet is a desktop too
The mobile revolution may have put computers in our pockets, but we've also ended up with all kinds of different-sized devices -- you may well be walking round with a phone, a tablet and a laptop in your bag before you sit down at your desktop PC. The new BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition goes someway to solving that, as it's a tablet that also works as a laptop and a desktop.
Internet Archive's malware museum takes you back to the days of cheeky viruses
The impact on you at home: It’s a lot of fun to look at the viruses from the DOS days when malware was the digital equivalent of scrawling on a bathroom wall. A museum of current viruses, by comparison, wouldn’t contain such friendly or amusing pieces. It’s still early days for the malware museum, but one thing that’s missing is an explanation of each virus and what its impact was. Over time, hopefully a knowledgeable volunteer or three will create a better picture of what these viruses were like in their own time.
Tinder bans users for sending pro-Bernie Sanders messages
Nintendo Scraps Sleep-Tracking Device
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The 11 Shittiest Airbnbs Still Available for the Super Bowl
I am not sure if the name of this listing means that you or your house are going to be on TV. Regardless, it is booked every day this week but not on the night of the Super Bowl, so if you act now, you could check in Sunday and walk to the game walking distance 5 min!!! Or just watch the game here. For $1500. Update: THIS PAD HAS BEEN RENTED
You Can’t Just Blow Up Every Retired Bridge. Deploy the Barges!
Nearly a century later, the country is getting its investment back. Kinda. California’s Department of Transportation is in the midst of a years-long dismemberment plan, carefully removing the bridge’s steel so it can be reused. Yesterday it began one of the most impressive feats, using pulleys to lower the first of five 504-foot-long trusses onto two floating barges hundreds of feet below.
Netflix Renews Orange is the New Black for Three More Seasons - IGN
“Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things. In some cultures, ‘May you lead an interesting life,’ is a curse, but I don't live in those cultures,” said series creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan. “Here's to keeping it interesting. Thanks Netflix! Both thanks and you're welcome Lionsgate! And kudos and gratitude to the stellar cast and crew and writers and producers and editors and musicians and mixers and shleppers... with whom I have the pride and honor of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!”
How to Track the ROI of Your Video Marketing : Social Media Examiner
Once you’ve measured your ROI, it’s time to look at ways to improve it. Any marketing campaign needs time to grow and develop, but there are tactics that you can use to improve your metrics. Video marketing campaigns are not special in this respect. They require the same type of management, optimization and analysis as other types of marketing campaigns.
At Silicon Valley Super Bowl, Paper Is Just the Ticket
SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Sunday’s Super Bowl will be here in the heart of Silicon Valley, which has given the world ways to zap everything from photos to legal documents over the Web.
Google’s New Interactive E-Books Would Be Impossible to Print
The second book “Entrances and Exits” by Reif Larsen, uses Google Maps to usher the reader through a love story. Clicking on a door or portal transports a reader to a new narrative in the book, and it’s there under the roof of a house that you watch the peculiarities of otherwise hidden relationships unfold. Despite the obvious application of Google technology, using wayfinding to propel a narrative feels oddly intimate, as though you’re actually inside the narrator’s home watching the peculiarities of a relationship unravel. Larsen’s book, in particular, highlights the interesting role that technology can play in fiction: If it’s too heavy handed it detracts from what makes a novel gripping in the first place, which is our ability to build the world in our minds. Tom Uglow of Google Creative Lab explains the goal is to create an interactive experience where the technology acts as a scaffold for the words. “It should be gently lifting the ideas or themes of the book like a score might life the themes of a film,” he says. “It should emphasize what the author is talking about.”
THE NEW RETAIL: The top trends disrupting retail at each stage of the purchase funnel
No time offers a clearer window into how consumer and retailer shopping trends are shifting than the holiday season. The fourth quarter is always the busiest time of year for brands and retailers — it's when many of them move from red to black.
Slow down, Apple: Perfect your iOS apps before moving to Android
That's not to say that the competition is perfect, either. No software works flawlessly all the time, and Apple does a lot of things right. Continuity and Handoff between the Mac and iPhone are great features, and iMessage for Android would be an absolutely killer app. But it would be even better if Apple tightened up its software ship first. I get excited every year when Apple shows off upcoming iOS and OS X updates at WWDC, but things rarely play together as well as they do in the company's expertly managed demos.
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Forget Photoshop: Just Weave Photos Together With a Loom
Next, Abaddon prints the two photos—she’s into big prints lately, 24×36 inches—and cuts them into strips. They’re thin, but she eyeballs it using a rotary cutter because it’s faster than the box cutter and ruler she used to use. Then she starts laying them down, one by one, on a loom made of cardboard and tape. She’ll cut a few strips, weave them in, then cut a few more. When she’s done, Abaddon backs the image with a mounting board and secures the edges with archival tape. Unless the piece is headed to to an art show, she slides it into a poly bag and stores it in a flat file drawer.
This Video of a Crane Collapsing in Manhattan Is Your Worst Nightmare
Strong winds caused a colossal crane to collapse in downtown Manhattan on Friday morning. Someone in a nearby office caught in on tape from above, and holy shit is it scary to watch.
Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. Is Working With Banks on an IPO
Honest Co., an online shopping startup co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley on an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.
Apple says the iPhone-breaking Error 53 is a security measure
So, fine, that's fair — Apple's concerns about an ersatz Touch ID sensor compromising an iPhone's security aren't off-base. The bigger issue comes into play when the phone's owner tries to restore or update the software — that process triggers "additional security checks" that seem to flag the hardware change and trigger an Error 53. Most of the reports on Apple's support forums and hobbyist sites like iFixit maintain this is when their devices get stuck in a boot loop , which seems downright crazy. Why doesn't Apple just refuse to authorize the update and let the phone continue working (sans Touch ID, of course)?
Critical Flaws Found in NETGEAR Network Management System
SNMP ( Simple Network Management Protocol ) is a network management protocol which facilitates Netgear's ProSafe NMS300 application to gather data from various network devices such as servers, printers, hubs, switches, and routers.
The Wirecutter's best deals: A Vizio smart TV and more!
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is the upgrade pick in our guide on the best superzoom camera . Amadou Diallo said, "The Panasonic FZ1000's sensor is four times larger (and several times better) than the one in our main pick. Spending the extra money on this model gets you shallower depth of field, less image noise at high ISO settings, and a lens that lets in a lot more light. You do have to settle for a rather limited 16x zoom range, though."
Add iOS storage without the Apple storage tax | ZDNet
I don't often begrudge Apple its 40 percent gross margins - but their extortionate storage pricing is too much. They charge up to $2/GB when SSDs are $0.25/GB. But now there's a workaround for iOS: the PhotoFlash CR8800.
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8 Most Promising New Anime of Winter 2016 - IGN
Prince of Stride: Alternative’s gorgeous crisp colors and stylish presentation are a visual delight. While this show follows the generic themes of most sports anime, what really shines are the relationships that form through the show’s fictional sport. Stride is a relay race through a city mixed with parkour, but the relay part becomes challenging as the two runners are positioned in areas where they cannot see one another. They all must have absolute trust in each other as their all-seeing relationer monitors instructs them to their relay point. Honan Academy’s new team featuring two all-star runners aren’t quite ready for that. Between getting teammates, getting sponsors, and learning how to be a team, Prince of Stride: Alternative has plenty of great competitive drama.
Your Next New Best Friend Might Be a Robot - Issue 33: Attraction - Nautilus
This could be the largest Turing test in history. One of its surprising conclusions is that people don’t necessarily care that they’re chatting with a machine. Many see Xiaoice as a partner and friend, and are willing to confide in her just as they do with their human friends. Xiaoice is teaching us what makes a relationship feel human, and hinting at a new goal for artificial intelligence: not just analyzing databases and driving cars, but making people happier.
'Friday Night Lights' cast will return to Panther Field for reunion
To celebrate FNL 's 10-year anniversary, ATX will host a Friday Night Lights "High School Reunion," in association with Texas Monthly . Cast, crew and fans will commemorate the show's anniversary and legacy on Panther Field with a classic football pep rally straight out of Dillon. There will be food, music, photo ops and a screening.
‘Error 53′: Your Repaired iPhone Is Dead
A cryptic Apple Inc. error message is informing some iPhone owners that their devices, repaired by outsiders, are dead, in what some people view as an Apple effort to exert more control over repairs to its products.