Derek Zoolander and Hansel just posed at a Paris fashion show
With a second Zoolander film in the works and supposedly nearing a shoot date, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are doing what's necessary to get back in character. The duo walked the runway during...
The most expensive Apple Watch costs upward of $10,000
There's only one Apple Watch, but the company is happy to sell it to you one of three ways: as the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch or the Apple Watch Edit
University of Oklahoma students protest 'disgraceful' racist frat video
A University of Oklahoma fraternity was closed and its members suspended after the discovery of a video that showed members participating in a racist chant.
Netflix stuffed its video service into an NES cartridge
Netflix's experimental Hack Days often lead to wonderfully off-the-wall projects, but its latest might have produced the best example yet. Engineers Guy
Online petition urges Facebook to remove 'fat' emoji from status updates
Body-image activists are circulating an online petition that asks Facebook to remove a "feeling fat" status and emoji from status-update options.
Ellen Pao explains why she sued: 'I wanted to make sure my story was told'
It’s been a long journey, and I’ve tried many times to bring Kleiner Perkins to the right path. I think there should be equal opportunities for women and men to be venture capitalists. I wanted to be a VC but I wasn’t able to do so in that environment. And I think it’s important as a person who wanted to be a venture capitalist but wasn’t able for people who wanted to be a venture capitalist to make those opportunities available in the future. And I wanted to make sure my story was told."
The Secrets To Recognizing And Avoiding Burnout
"[Job crafting] is a way to change your job without leaving your job," says Davis-Laack. Since burnout causes you to become disengaged with your work, job crafting is about reordering your day and boosting your engagement by doing the things that give you a lot of energy and vitality during the day. "Figure out what tasks are sources of energy and engagement for you each day and choose when you do those tasks," says Davis-Laack. For example, if you love writing articles for your company’s monthly newsletter and you want to start your day with a jolt of energy, working on the newsletter article first thing in the morning will give you something to look forward to on your morning commute and will give you that energy you need early on to get through the rest of the day.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review - IGN
Hotline Miami 2’s style is a smooth continuation of the first game. It moves the setting ahead into the grungy ‘90s, but also occasionally whips us back to the mid-’80s in a feverish rollercoaster ride that further unfolds the twisted story. This is a deep dive into an engaging alternate history full of masked fanatics, mobsters, drugs, war, and a few haunting figures from the past. The soundtrack, dripping with nervous synth and a pulsing bass, is even better than the last one; a moodier and more expansive set of tracks merges appropriately with the symphony of door-busting, skull-crunching, and gun firing you’ll create yourself. Like the last game, the music is the fuel that drove me forward into each new challenge – and in Hotline Miami 2, there are plenty.
Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband | WIRED
Staggs couches Disney’s goals for the MagicBand system in an old saw from Arthur C. Clarke. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” he says. “That’s how we think of it. If we can get out of the way, our guests can create more memories.” He offers a story about how a program called Fast Passes once guaranteed a ride time at premier attractions like Space Mountain. It used to be that those passes were issued at the rides themselves, and stamped with a designated return time. You had to be there when it opened, because passes went quickly and unless you were a scheduling savant, it was hard to hold passes for more than one ride at a time. You’d see families waiting outside for the park to open, then fathers sprinting for a kiosk to get enough passes for everyone in the family. “I used to be that sprinter,” Staggs says.
Apple secures Safari against FREAK attacks
Apple on Monday patched the FREAK flaw in both OS X and iOS, issuing updates for both operating systems to protect users of its Safari browser.
Ellen Pao cross-examination leads to visible cringing
Ellen Pao cross-examination leads to visible cringing
Ellen Pao took the stand to answer questions from Kleiner Perkins' lead attorney Tuesday afternoon, facing a packed courtroom
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Apple targeted by CIA spies for years, say new Snowden documents
A new report by The Intercept says that researchers working for the CIA have been involved in a "multi-year, sustained effort" to crack Apple security measures on iPhones and iPads. Documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden detail a number of initiatives, including an attempt to crack encryption keys implanted into Apple's mobile processor, and a method compromising Xcode — the Apple tool used to create the vast majority of iOS apps.
Google's 'secret weapon' is retiring to go travel the world
After nearly 7 years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family. Yeah, I know you've heard that line before. We give a lot to our jobs. I certainly did. And while I am not looking for sympathy, I want to share my thought process because so many people struggle to strike the right balance between work and personal life. This story starts last fall. A very early morning last September, after a whole night of climbing, looking at the sunrise on top of Africa - Mt Kilimanjaro. Tamar (my wife) and I were not only enjoying the summit, but on such a clear day, we could see in the distance, the vast plain of the Serengeti at our feet, and with it the calling of all the potential adventures Africa has to offer. (see exhibit #1 - Tamar and I on Kili). And Tamar out of the blue said "Hey, why don't we just keep on going". Let's explore Africa, and then turn east to make our way to India, it's just next door, and we're here already. Then, we keep going; the Himalayas, Everest, go to Bali, the Great Barrier Reef... Antarctica, let's go see Antarctica!?" Little did she know, she was tempting fate.
What It's Like To Go A Month Without Complaining
In a broader sense, I’m really amazed by the number of people who signed up for Complaint Restraint, and the huge number of people who have read, discussed, and shared the Fast Company article by Jessica Hullinger. It’s a bit humbling to see how a simple idea like this can make so many people stop for a moment and think for themselves – how do I see the world and communicate it with the people around me? And if they end up embarking on a month of less complaining, then that makes me really quite happy.
5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020
To May, that means paying attention to our condensing, shifting world. By 2100, more than half the world’s population will live in India, China, or Africa. "Global policy leadership and sales of education goods and services will be shaped less by issues and needs in the U.S., and more by the issues and needs of Africa, South Asia, and China," May says. "Market demand, and pressing policy issues related to urbanization and population growth, will shift the center of gravity of education provision."
Challenge for Apple Watch: Style but No ‘Killer App’
Apple Inc. made its case for consumers to buy its forthcoming smartwatch, positioning the device as a quick way to handle the brief interactions that fill their days, from meeting reminders to short messages to calling for a car.
Twitter launches Hong Kong office to court mainland Chinese firms
Twitter is a real-time online social networking platform that allows users to post messages of up to 140 characters as well as photographs and links to other websites. These are known as tweets. It was founded in 2006 by Jack Dorsey. As of 2012 it reported over 500 million active users generating over 340 million tweets daily, making it one of the world's most visited websites.
Battle of the MacBooks: MacBook (2015) vs MacBook Pro 13-inch (2015)
Apple constantly challenges itself by seemingly competing with its own products, and the introduction of the new MacBook for 2015 is no different. It boasts a completely new design, keyboard and touchpad, and the cutting edge Intel Core M processor. Because of the price point, and the fact that the 13-inch MacBook Pro also saw new features added today, it’s worth comparing the two machines. If you’re in the market for a new Mac laptop, we’ve got the two computers side by side so you know which is a better choice for you.
Apple Pay Now Accepted In Nearly 700K Locations
Apple CEO Tim Cook offered a quick update this morning on the rapid growth of Apple Pay. Apparently the company’s mobile payment technology is now supported by 2,500 card-issuing banks (up from only six when the product was announced in September ), while the number of locations accepting Apple Pay has tripled to nearly 700,000.
LaCie’s New USB-C Mobile Hard Drive Matches The New MacBook Perfectly
The new MacBook’s most curious feature might be its lack of ports – there are only two on the edges of the machine, one of the left for USB-C power, data and display connectivity, and a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack on the right for use with any standard audio gear. The singular port means accessory makers will be vying for that coveted space, and LaCie wasted no time in outing a hard drive that will work with the innovative new notebook.
HBO Now launches on the web and iOS in April
HBO TO LAUNCH STANDALONE PREMIUM STREAMING SERVICE IN APRIL
APPLE TO OFFER HBO SUBSCRIPTION FOR FIRST TIME THROUGH HBO NOW
SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2015 – Home Box Office announced today the name of its standalone premium streaming service – HBO NOW – and that the service will launch this April, bringing the highly anticipated new product to audiences in time for the fifth season of Game of Thrones. HBO and Apple also announced that for the first time an HBO subscription will be made available directly to Apple customers through HBO NOW.
HBO NOW provides instant access to HBO's acclaimed programming. Watch every episode of every season of the bestseries programming, more of the biggest and latest Hollywood hit movies, original HBO Films, groundbreaking documentaries, sports and comedy and music specials. To subscribe to the streaming service HBO NOW, consumers only need the internet.
Apple will give viewers the ability to enjoy HBO programming via HBO NOW. Upon launch, customers can subscribe using the HBO NOW app on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, or directly on Apple TV for instant access.
Four Hewlett-Packard patents invalidated in ServiceNow case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in California on Tuesday invalidated four Hewlett-Packard Co patents for being too abstract, marking a setback in the company's patent infringement lawsuit against competitor ServiceNow Inc.
Dmc Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition Review - IGN
DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition brings the same great game to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, along with a couple of tweaks to make it feel different for returning veterans. The sharper visuals, smooth 60-fps gameplay, and other features and enhancements gave me plenty of reasons to be happy about coming back, and to recommend that you pick it up for the first time.
CIA sought to hack Apple iPhones from earliest days: The Intercept
Last September, Apple strengthened encryption methods for data stored on iPhones, saying the changes meant the company no longer had any way to extract customer data on the devices, even if a government ordered it to with a search warrant. Silicon Valley rival Google Inc ( GOOGL.O ) said shortly afterward that it also planned to increase the use of stronger encryption tools.
How Android Wear stacks up against the Apple Watch
Now that we know more about the long-awaited Apple Watch, it’s time to find out how it stacks up against Google’s Android Wear platform and the growing number of wearables that support it.
5 everyday technologies Apple killed in the 12-inch MacBook
Essentially, the laptop’s trackpad packs four force sensors underneath its surface, which can register different degrees of pressure. That mindfulness let Apple introduce a new “Force Click” that occurs when you press down hard on the touchpad. OS X performs actions appropriate to the stimulus when you Force Click an item—Force Clicking a word in Safari, for example, opens a Wikipedia entry for it, while Force Clicking while rewinding a video file turns back the clock even faster.
Apple's new MacBook puts a $79 price tag on USB ports | ZDNet
That's a hefty premium for a couple of ports. If you don't need to connect anything to your new MacBook - or charge anything using a USB port - then you can save yourself the money. However, my guess is that a lot of people will find themselves in need of a USB port every once in a while, and that dongle will come in handy.
Nine reasons only a tool would buy the Apple Watch
Tim Cook has announced the Apple Watch, including a solid gold version for £13,500. But who would actually buy it? And why would they want to?
Hillary Clinton: 'It would have been better' if I used official email
"I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department, because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails instead of two. Looking back, it would have been better if I simply used a second email account," she said. "But at the time, this didn't seem like an issue."
Apple Is Donating $50 Million to Help Improve Diversity in Tech
In an interview given exclusively to Fortune , Apple states that it will work with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which gives support specifically to students from historically black colleges and universities. It will also be working with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), which is working to boost the number of women in technical positions in the industry.
Postgres.app – the easiest way to get started with PostgreSQL on the Mac
When reporting bugs, let us know which version of Postgres.app & OS X you are using, and be sure to include detailed error messages, even if your issue seems similar to another one.
Better Call Saul: "5-0" Review - IGN
“You know what happened…the question is: can you live with it?” Mike was forced to answer that for himself as well. He knew how his son had died, why his son had died, and he could not live with it. He could not go on breathing without taking action – balancing the scales. Half measures just won’t do, and in Mike’s eye-for-an-eye worldview gifting those cops with the same bloody end that they gave his son was the only recourse. It was the damage that he himself did to his boy that truly shattered Mike, though. That remade him into the man who would kill at will for Gustavo Fring. Mike made his son less than what he could have been. He played by the rules as he’d understood them - and yet it’d made no difference. That’s what he could not live with. Neither as a cop, nor as the man he’d once been.
“We don’t really have a relationship with Tesla … I’d love Tesla to pick up CarPlay,” Cook reportedly said, a reference to the in-car version of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. “Was that a good way to avoid the question?”
Facebook is Killing Off FriendFeed on April 9
Friendfeed was one of the first networks to provide real-time updates for social feeds. Our Editor-in-Chief, Martin Bryant, actually got his job at TNW thanks to an ad placed on FriendFeed, and we even used private groups on the social network as our staff backchannel for a while.
In a Five-City iPhone Speed Test, AT&T Tops Verizon
Last month I conducted a tech test that made me consider something I never thought I would contemplate, after a few years of horrible service in the iPhone’s early days: Switching back to AT&T from Verizon.
Apple Drops The Price Of Apple TV To $69
No-cable-required HBO is coming to Apple TV — and, in something of a surprise twist, it’s coming to Apple TV exclusively , at first.
The Secret Service is training to knock dangerous drones out of the sky
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Three things you should know about USB Type-C - CNET
A new standard of USB is coming to market this year, and it's hard to not be impressed with the progress made since the version that was released in 2008. Here are the things you'll want to know about USB Type-C.
Choosing your Apple Watch: Which size and material are right for you?
The question is: for how long will these women keep interested? My guess is that they will become frustrated by the tiny screen size, and they will resort to getting their phone out anyway. What if you get a text from someone about meeting and you want to look at a map? Do you really want to scroll around a 1" screen? No. You want to look at it on your phone, because it's so much easier and more pleasant to do so. Repeat for endless scenarios.
I am Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web. Join me to talk about making the future of technology more human, reddit. AMA! • /r/IAmA
Well... We have had a whole campaign webwewant.org to ask people what sort for a web they want for the next 25 years. It is up to us, but hopefully we will lock down (in culture and where necessary law) the fact that it is open. The number of people using the web will soon cross the 50% and soon 75% of the world population, and then instead of worrying about getting the majority online the spotlight will b to those who remain disenfranchised in the remaining 25%, 10% . Milestone? When I have enough bandwidth to bring me a scene in wrap-around HD so my eyes and ears can't tell I'm not in the other place.
Gallery: 10 buildings showing the future of architecture
Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain.
When Seville officials decided to replace the parking lot and bus station in the city center, they were surprised to discover Roman ruins beneath the
surface. What to do? This structure, by J. Mayer H. Architects, was the winning scheme in an international competition. Its design protects the ruins, provides space for shopping and cafés and creates a grand public square for the still-vibrant city. The six mushroom-like shading devices provide relief from the intense Andalusian sun, and visitors can climb to the top to take in a panoramic view of the walled city. Yet the craziest part of this swoopy landmark isn’t its form but that it’s made mostly of wood. It is the largest glued structure on Earth. Watch my virtual tour of this building below. Photo by Fernando Alda / David Franck.
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What Are Facebook Users Talking About? Advertisers Can Now Find Out.
That means if Coke wants to find out what people are saying about Pepsi, it can get that info as one anonymous batch of data. Coke can then see the group’s general demographic info like gender, age and location to determine which specific subgroups are interested in the search term.
Obama Plans to Boost American Wages With Tech Training
The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since President Obama first took office, but American wages remain stagnant. Despite an average of 200,000 jobs created every month for the past 12 months, the highest growth in 37 years, the average American worker wage hasn’t budged much since the 1970’s, according to the Pew Research Center .
First look: Apple Watch companion app debuts in iOS 8.2 with unique camera pairing method
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Seems more likely that they are differentiating the Watch brand from the iPhone brand with dark/light respectively, taking advantage of the OLED display on the Watches, which work great with black backgrounds. Notice all of the heavy use of bright, non-rectangular graphics on black backgrounds for the Watch UI, which works well with the OLED and black edges of the watch to create a feeling of a larger edge-to-edge screen than what is really possible here. Very few screens in the UI are shown with full-screen solid fills of color, which make the watch screen seem small.
In addition to founding PayPal and Palantir and being the
first investor in Facebook, Peter has been involved with many of the most
important technology companies of the last 15 years, both personally and
through Founders Fund, and the founders of those companies will generally tell
you he has been their best source of strategic advice. He already works with a number of YC
companies, and we’re very happy he’ll be working with more.
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Apple Watch includes 8 GB of storage, allows 2 GB of music and 75 MB of photos
2GB for music makes a lot of sense using it for exercising without need to carry a phone around or even use an armband which can be a hassle sometimes. 75mb for photos is absolutely plenty. I don’t know many people who want to view photos on a 1.5 to 1.7 inch screen. I’ll have max 1gb of music a couple photos and the rest not taken by the software will be all apps. I’m most excited for Apple Pay since I only have an iPhone 5S, Health tracking, and “Hey Siri” all the time!
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Apple's iOS 8.2 squashes FREAK security bug - CNET
The result of an encryption issue, the newly discovered bug could have left iOS users of mobile Safari vulnerable to hackers.
HBO’s New Streaming Service, HBO Now, Exclusive To Apple At Launch
HBO Now will be sold in the U.S. for $14.99 a month, starting in April – just in time for the return of “Game of Thrones.” The first month will be free, in order to attract potential customers. iOS device owners, including iPad and iPhone owners, will be able to access the new subscription service through the HBO app on the App Store. In addition, subscribers will also be able to watch at HBONOW.com.
Here’s the $29 dongle you'll have to carry to charge the Apple Watch
Today, Apple finally revealed more details about the Apple Watch, which hits stores on April 24th. One of the biggest questions since September's announcement of the device is just how long you'll be able to use the Apple Watch before it needs to be recharged. As it turns out, about 18 hours , according to Apple. That might sound like a lot for a smartphone, but it means Apple Watch owners will be charging their devices every single night if they want them to last through the next day.
Trying On the Apple Watch: Natural Feel, Fewer Distractions
How might Apple Watch change my life? From what I’ve seen, it might save me time. It is a second screen—a little wrist-worn sidekick to the iPhone. But as the iPhone increasingly demands attention, distracting me more and more throughout the day, I am hoping for a gatekeeper. The Apple Watch could be the device that lets me leave my phone in my pocket, and still not miss anything important.
Unindexed: The website that was built for Google to destroy
Rothenberg has done stints as head of product for Flickr and Bitly but for the last couple of years has focused on consulting and his art-technology side projects. His goal for Unindexed was to create a site where people could post comments safe in the knowledge that no record of those posts would ever exist again. It was also coded to prevent Google from caching it.
Apple Watch, new 12-inch MacBook and ResearchKit 'Spring Forward' Event Roundup
Announced today by Apple, ResearchKit is a new software framework that has been designed for medical research purposes. The initiative allows hospitals, universities, and other research teams to utilize the iPhone as a data-producing diagnostic tool in medical research studies such as those examining diabetes, asthma, and Parkinson’s Disease. ResearchKit will pull its data from iOS devices and the Apple Watch via HealthKit in a secure manner that protects a user’s privacy. The program will be opt-in only for iOS owners willing to participate in a study, and Apple will not be able to see the data being transmitted to the researchers. ResearchKit will be released in April and will be open source.