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Holy Sheep, this GoPro commercial will make your heart race

Get out of the way, sheep.

Beyoncé released a surprise new single just in time for the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl halftime show just got a little more interesting. Beyoncé, who is scheduled to perform tomorrow alongside Coldplay and Bruno Mars, just released a mesmerizing new single. "Formation,...

Dutch police train eagles to fight illegal drones (Video) | ZDNet

Animal rights activists may not be thrilled, but training group believes eagles are well-suited to drone capture.

This egg smashing prank has a brutal twist ending

A Scottish man was dared to smash six eggs over his head for money, but it didn't end well.

After years of waiting, we have a release date for the new Doom

Looks bloody awesome. Emphasis on bloody

Axe says the absolutely right thing about what makes a man

For a long time, one type of man has dominated the marketing of men's products: the muscular bro. In a market saturated with six packs and hyper-masculine norms, Axe's new "Find...

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TechCrunch was invited to tour ESPN Live's mobile studio for the Superbowl in San Francisco. ESPN is slated to create 45 hours of on-air content at this temporary location. With two official sets and plenty of space to film more casual conversations on the lawn, there is a constant buzz of celebrities, hosts, producers and camera technicians jumping between the ten different shows being filmed on-site. Lucas Matney goes behind the scenes.

Astonishing, rare images of the Vietnam War from the winning side

Many of these photographs have rarely been seen in Vietnam, let alone in the rest of the world. In the early 1990s, photojournalist Doug Niven started tracking down surviving photographers. One had a dusty bag of never-printed negatives, and another had his stashed under the bathroom sink. Vo Anh Khanh still kept his pristine negatives in a U.S. ammunition case, with a bed of rice as a desiccant.

4 ‘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.”

Twitter To Introduce Algorithmic Timeline As Soon As Next Week

Say hello to a brand new Twitter. The company is planning to introduce an algorithmic timeline as soon as next week, BuzzFeed News has learned.

How to watch tonight's ABC Republican debate online

The debate is scheduled to take place at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., and will be hosted by ABC. It will be moderated by World News Tonight anchor David Muir and Martha Raddatz. Coverage is slated to begin at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT), with the actual debate set to start at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).

Amazon adds the ability to order an Uber from Echo

To test this out on your Echo, you’ll need to adjust its location in the ‘Settings’ section of the Alexa App. From there, add the skill in the ‘Skills’ (a collection of learned behaviors, or add-ons) section and link your Uber account.

GitHub is undergoing a full-blown overhaul as execs and employees depart — and we have the full inside story

"There was a remote culture and very little hierarchical structure which worked wonderfully when they were 30 and 50 people, but at 500, it doesn't work. Chris has decided that the leadership team needs to be in the building and managing, so remote is not an option for senior executives."

Twitter says it’s ‘suspended over 125,000 accounts’ related to terrorism

Twitter today said it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts that were used to make threats about or promote terrorist activity, especially as it pertains to ISIS.

Twitter To Introduce Algorithmic Timeline As Soon As Next Week

Say hello to a brand new Twitter. The company is planning to introduce an algorithmic timeline as soon as next week, BuzzFeed News has learned.

How to Watch Tonight's Republican Debate Online

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Live Now: Watch 12 Startups Pitch The NFL At 1st And Future Here

NFL is a professional sports league in the United States that acts as a trade association for franchise owners to promote the sport, license team names and logos, collect dues and royalties, and develop new programs. NFL is one of the popular sports leagues of the U.S., which is comprised of 32 franchises that compete each year to win the Super Bowl, the world's biggest annual sporting event. It …

13 Why Amazon could be about to open 400 physical bookstores

Amazon has another small advantage over Barnes & Noble. With millions of data-points on consumer reading trends from ebooks at its disposal, Amazon is well-informed on what’s hot and what’s not and could stock its shelves accordingly. Indeed, its current outlet in Seattle hints at how Amazon stores could be set up — it has a section for bestsellers, another with books rated 4.8 stars and above, and readers’ reviews from are, naturally, included. It also serves to promote Amazon’s e-reader and tablet devices.

Twitter CEO debunks idea that Twitter will become more like Facebook as people freak out

For journalists and hardcore Twitter users — who are few — the reverse-chronological timeline is essential, as it's the only way to navigate the stream of real-time information provided by the people and publications they follow. Journalists particularly like it because it lets them see breaking news super fast and also gives them a record of who was "first" on a story, which is a point of pride that the rest of the world could not possibly care less about.

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When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

6 Ways to Use Periscope for Your Business : Social Media Examiner

I can definitely relate to the “head-spinning”. A few points that make Periscope a great choice to use. 1. It’s free and the opt-ins you’ll get are the highest quality I’ve ever seen. 2. It’s the fastest way to expand your influence as your viewers can share with their audience. Essentially, you have the ability to tap into audiences you would never have reached before. 3. It’s new but growing very quickly. That means you can be an early adopter for anyone else in your niche. 4. It’s super easy. 5. It reduces the time it takes for the know-like-trust-buy cycle since people are literally connecting with you and getting to know you. I have a few tips on my site that can help you.

#PiZero #PiHackAda @hackadayio @hackaday PiZero Contest Q&A live tonight! 9PM ET 2/6/2016

#PiZero #PiHackAda @hackadayio @hackaday PiZero Contest Q&A live tonight! 9PM ET 2/6/2016

8 Big Social Media Marketing Mistakes Businesses Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Please refrain from signing up for every social media platform out there. Yes, it’s important to be in more than one place, but not when you’re just starting out. Especially for small businesses, it’s much easier and more effective to master one platform before you branch out to the next. If you rush to create a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, LinkedIn, Google+, Slideshare, Vine, and Snapchat and begin madly posting incoherently on all of them, you will look like you don’t know what you’re doing. And when you finally throw up your hands and abandon most of your platforms because you can’t do justice to them, it looks even worse. Would you purchase something from a company that’s projecting how inept they are? I wouldn’t — this type of activity does nothing to engender trust, which is the basis of any customer relationship.

#RIPTwitter? Calm down – algorithmic tweets won't ruin Twitter

There’s simply too much riding on that traditional reverse-chronological view for Twitter to just kill it. Journalists (one of the key Twitter demographics when it comes to influencing others to talk about the service and try it) need the reverse-chronological view to do their jobs. And anyway – if you can’t see all the tweets in order, how would new tweets become popular enough to be shown in the ‘Top Tweets’ section we see in the screenshot above?

CEO Dorsey responds to Twitter timeline outrage

CEO Dorsey responds to Twitter timeline outrage Report of timeline using algorithm prompted rise of hashtag #RIPTwitter. Check out this story on

Google launches Android Studio 2.0 beta with Cold Swap, app indexing improvements, and multi-touch support

App Indexing : In the first preview of Android Studio 2.0 you could add indexing code stubs into your code. With the beta release, you can now test and validate your URL links with the built-in validation tool (Tools => => Android => Google App Indexing Test).

12 sexy lingerie sets to tempt your fantasies

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Google is exploring wireless charging for self-driving cars

Wireless charging solves a few problems for the makers of self-driving people-movers. An efficient system would allow Google and other manufacturers to use smaller, lighter batteries than the ones in current electric vehicles, slashing the cars' overall price. Plus, accessible wireless charging removes a barrier to traveling for children, the elderly and people with certain disabilities, IEEE notes.

Cordcutters rejoice: Here's how to watch Super Bowl 50 (or the Puppy Bowl!) online

While slower than most of us would prefer, this is changing, which could be the final piece of the puzzle for millions of sports fans who haven’t quite been able to cut the cord entirely.

How to Beat San Francisco’s Gnarly Super Bowl Traffic

The city says it’s got a plan to keep everybody moving. It’s rerouting buses, establishing detours for cars, ramping up subway service, and encouraging people to walk, or at least ride a bike. We weren’t sure it’s enough, so we raced through the city using public transit, a car service, and a bike to see what works best, and how well San Francisco is prepared for Super Bowl traffic.

LiveLike’s VR Spectator App Wins The 1st And Future Bringing Home The Game Category

First V1sion is an athlete body camera system that allows for the live broadcast of a player’s point of the view during the game. The camera and transmitter are safely woven into the player’s uniform and are designed not to impede performance. The camera sends the footage to an editing bay at the stadium where it can be integrated into the broadcast. First V1sion has a pilot planned with the Dallas Cowboys, plus hockey, handball, and track teams. Plus, it has soccer star Andres Iniesta and basketball player Serge Ibaka as stakeholders.

Here are the best Super Bowl 50 commercials so far

If an ad really captures you, we encourage you to click on the links in each of the descriptions -- that's where we analyzed all the commercials, giving props to the creators where applicable, breaking down the implications, and generally just diving gleefully into the Ad Bowl -- possibly a more competitive, more vivid, more interesting spectacle than the actual Big Game itself.

How To Stream Super Bowl 50 This Sunday

So you decided to finally ditch your cable package this year. Great! But now the Super Bowl is rolling around and you’re wondering how you’re going to watch Cam Newton dab all afternoon?

How To Fix Tech’s H-1B Problem

I’m a Canadian who has spent a sizable fraction of his adult life working in the USA, so immigration, especially as it relates to the tech industry, is a pretty personal subject. I was at a Waterloo Engineering alumnus event in San Francisco this week (it turns out there are almost 2,000 of us in the Bay Area) and, inevitably, the arc of every conversation bent towards immigration, and how Kafkaesque it can be, even for us fortunate Canadians .

8 best Mac games: top OS X titles to satisfy your gaming itch

Originally launched in 1999, the influence of real-time strategy classic Homeworld runs deep in the DNA of today's fantasy RTS games. Homeworld went beyond the genre's traditionally flat battlefields by allowing you to position your fleet of spaceships anywhere in a 3D map of space. The extra freedom requires a whole new level of tactical nous, which you'll need if you want to get through its 30-hour campaign without tearing your hair out. When you're not overseeing ship formations and tactics, you'll be monitoring fuel levels, harvesting resources and fighting against gravitational pull to keep your squad together.

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. Startup May Be Filing For An IPO

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. Startup May Be Filing For An IPO

Ben Kuchera on Twitter

I'm trying to work out how I feel about Twitter employees JUST NOW figuring out what Twitter is like for people

The first Ultra HD Blu-ray players are already on sale

If you have a 4K TV, $399 and live in SoCal then it may be time to upgrade.

Twitter's Facebook-style timeline could arrive next week

While a Twitter spokesperson declined to comment on the report, we know it is looking for ways to spark user growth, and the assumption that this could make the site easier to read might push the feature forward. Of course, longtime users and information addicts are worried we'll lose the current sorting option. At this point, it seems that all we can hope for is that it's not the default, but even that assumes the current sorting option won't be snatched away, either all at once or gradually the way Facebook did it.

Silicon Valley Should Join the War on Terrorism

We have to encourage companies and individuals who rely on encryption to recognize that our security is threatened, not encouraged, by technologies that place vital information outside the reach of law enforcement. Developing technologies that aid terrorists like Islamic State is not only harmful to our security, but it is ultimately an unwise business model.

App Pack: The Best Mobile Apps for Watching (or Attending) the Super Bowl

With the biggest television event of the year less than a week away, it’s time to load up your phone with some crucial apps that’ll help you better enjoy the Super Bowl.

Why Super Bowl ads aren't the touchdown of advertising

A single airing of a Super Bowl ad costs as much as five million! On the other hand, that same ad played on the mobile platform is cheaper, can be exposed to a wider, more relevant audience, and run for a longer period of time. On mobile you can also A/B test several versions of your video ad and continue running with the highest-performing version. However, a Super Bowl ad may draw negative backlash from the audience, leaving the brand a lot of crisis management to deal with.

Here are the best Super Bowl 50 commercials so far

If an ad really captures you, we encourage you to click on the links in each of the descriptions -- that's where we analyzed all the commercials, giving props to the creators where applicable, breaking down the implications, and generally just diving gleefully into the Ad Bowl -- possibly a more competitive, more vivid, more interesting spectacle than the actual Big Game itself.

Messaging app 'Wiper' launches streaming service for indie flicks

Wiper, the popular secure mobile messaging app, today announced an additional $2 million in funding, and the launch of its indie film streaming service.

40 How We Release So Frequently

At Sky Betting & Gaming we release new versions of our code several times per day with no planned outages. Our production environment is large and varied, but I want to focus on how we release software to our LAMP-like stack. I say ‘LAMP-like’ because although several years ago we were using a traditional LAMP stack, we’ve added other technologies as needs arise: like redis, Node.js, and MongoDB. At its heart though, there are still servers running Apache and mod_php , talking to a variety of datastores and APIs.

FOSDEM 2016 - Interview with Lennart Poettering
systemd and Where We Want to Take the Basic Linux Userspace in 2016

That’s a very good question. The are many factors which play into that, and lines are blurry. Basically, if something is a reasonably low-level userspace component, highly generically useful, required in most applications of the OS, would benefit from tighter integration in the OS layer, and has a clear future in tomorrow’s technology, then it might be a job for systemd. What also plays a role is whether there’s already a convincing implementation around, and last but not least whether we actually have the manpower to provide a solution we can be content with ourselves.

Red Dead Redemption Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Leaked - IGN

First spotted on NeoGAF , Red Dead Redemption, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 are listed in an Xbox Live user’s game list.

The incredible story of CNET founder Halsey Minor

As a high school graduate Minor dreamt of a life helping developing countries to build infrastructure like roads and dams, working with an organisation like the International Monetary Fund. With that in mind, he went to college and studied anthropology and Arabic (“in the 80s the Arab world had all the money”) at college before taking a job in corporate finance with Merril Lynch on Wall Street as a final stepping stone towards his goal, but it was there his plans changed.

Google will slap big red warning on legit sites hosting bad ads | ZDNet

Stepping up its drive to stamp out the distribution of bad ads through its own ad business, Google will now use Safe Browsing tech to block shady ads across the entire web.

Parrot wants to 3D print your designs, pay you in drones

Drone company, Parrot, is calling on the crowd to create some really cool 3D printed accessories for its latest quadcopters, the Minidrone and Bebop.

Here's How Twitter Is Trying To Make The Most Of The Super Bowl

Twitter will help brands use the platform to get more eyeballs on their TV spots with reminders from within the mobile app. For example, earlier this week, LG released a teaser for its first-ever Super Bowl commercial featuring Liam Neeson, and anyone who retweeted the spot will get a push notification from Twitter when the ad is about to air to remind users to tune in. "Historically with the Super Bowl, you see interaction between what brands are doing on TV and on Twitter," says Josephson. "This year you’ll see a more premeditated version of that happening."

Facebook Pages Can Reply to Comments Privately: This Week in Social Media : Social Media Examiner

In this blab from February 5, 2016, Michael Stelzner and guests discuss the top news in social media. Topics include the new private message page reply feature on Facebook (2:20), updates to Twitter (15:58) and the latest changes to the Facebook News Feed (31:41). Subscribe to future shows here .

Rumor: Apple to Unveil iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 on March 15

According to 9to5Mac , Apple is planning to unveil a slew of goodies that day. Just be sure to mark your calendar in pencil, however, because Apple has not yet confirmed that date, and 9to5Mac says the timing "could conceivably still shift." Apple may also opt to just make this an online announcement.

The Secret To Learning New Skills Twice As Fast

A doubling of performance over such a short period of training is a big deal. Musicians could learn new skills faster—a guitarist could practice their scales on different parts of the fretboard, for example, and perhaps the principles could be used to help amputees learn to use their new prostheses faster. The study has, note the authors "strong implications for rehabilitation."

MashTalk by Mashable on iTunes

On this episode of MashTalk, we examine the new app Peeple, aka Yelp for Humans, and why it's probably an awful idea. We also examine Amazon's decision to stop listing Apple TV and Chromecast in its store, and we call our new Transportation Reporter...

51 The One Word You Really Need To Add To Your Resume
52 I ALMOST managed a week using only my iPad for work
53 Wilson's smart football brings the big game to the backyard
54 on Twitter
55 The future isn’t as bad as you think
56 A new iPad Air 3 drawing shows off Smart Connector, four speakers, and a thicker frame
57 iPad Air 3 rumors: Everything we know so far about Apple's next tablet
58 The HTC Vive isn't limited to perfectly square rooms
59 Mozilla to end development for Firefox OS on smartphones in IoT shift | ZDNet
60 U.S., Britain consider letting spy agencies, police seek email, chat data from companies
61 on Twitter
62 Why former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is 'pleased' to own Twitter stock
63 Apple Confirms That If You Mess With Your Home Button It Will Brick Your Phone
64 Report: Twitter's algorithmic timeline may arrive next week
65 You should probably know what dabbing is
66 "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" Is More Than the Sum of Its Undead Parts
67 How to watch Super Bowl 50 for free on your iPhone, iPad and Mac
68 Twitter says your timeline isn't changing
69 What Are Some Of The Biggest Mistakes That Good Employees Make?
70 TechRepublic on Twitter
71 Security News This Week: The White House Bans Its Own Security Researcher
72 German competition watchdog wants 'big data' hoards considered in merger probes: paper
73 Engadget on Twitter
74 Here's how much the iPhone's software has changed over time
75 Rumor Mill Heats Up Again for Discovery of Gravitational Waves
76 on Twitter
77 Watch a Magnet Inside a Sock Break Open a Safe in Seconds
78 Pigeon Today on Twitter
79 Chris Sacca on Twitter
80 Always Be Closing: The ABC's of Sales in the Modern Era - TechRepublic
81 Being A Regular At A Neighborhood Bar Makes You Happier, Says Study
82 Why America Is Moving Left
83 The story we tell about poverty isn't true
84 8 TED Talks to watch before public speaking
85 Project Apollo Archive
86 Human trafficking is all around you. This is how it works
87 Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy
88 Facebook Is Throttling Nonprofits and Activists
89 Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you've never noticed
90 Looking past limits
91 Let’s try emotional correctness
92 The US needs paid family leave -- for the sake of its future