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The fountains in King’s Cross’s Granary Square are secretly a giant playable version of Snake! – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Remember Snake: the game from your Nokia 3210? The dudes who made the fountains in King’s Cross Granary Square certainly do, as you can now turn the fountain into a giant playable version of the ga...

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Kitematic a Docker GUI joins the Docker family

We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Kitematic, the fastest and easiest way to use Docker on the Mac .  Because Docker is a tool for developers, we find that the developers in the ecosystem build the best tools for Docker.  Orchard’s Fig (now Compose) and SocketPlane are great examples of where great ideas were generated in the ecosystem to improving the developer experience and providing operational flexibility for distributed applications.

The Smithsonian's design museum just got some high-tech upgrades

But the most impressive addition to the museum is what's simply called the Pen. It's a smartly designed rubberized wand with a pen-shaped tip at one end and an NFC antenna at the other. Not only does it work as a capacitive stylus on all of the tables, but it can be used around the museum: each item on display at the museum that now has an NFC tag next to it. When you find something you like, or want to read more about later, just tap the back of the pen to the tag. Lights on the Pen illuminate and a slight vibration confirms that the item's been recognized. You're essentially building your own personal collection as you browse the museum, and you're given a URL when you leave that lets you access that collection (or add to it when you return).

Spotify Unveils A Bold New Brand Identity

If you wanted to make the service "as rich and lively as the music culture it fronted, rather than simply a technology service that served up songs", then maybe you should focus on the musical experiences you offer that further connect artists with their fans and vice versa. Creating duotone images does very little for culture in the long run as design changes constantly. It would be more worthwhile to improve the UI/UX and make it look less like an iTunes copy.

Apple's iTunes, App Store reopen after long outage

Apple's iTunes, App Store reopen after long outage Apple has restored service to its popular iTunes and app stores after a 12-hour global outage on Wednesday. Check out this story on

Intel cuts outlook, cites weak PC sales | ZDNet

February monthly sales and shipment data from Taiwan ODMs (original design manufacturers) underscore February sales data from other Taiwan companies in the supply chain and point to a seasonally soft Q1:15 for both notebook PC and, to a lesser extent, storage and x86 server demand. While the magnitude of ODM's M/M decline (shipments -19% vs. -4% 10-year seasonal) follows a below-seasonal January and an above seasonal December, we think that shipments during the month were negatively impacted by the delayed timing of Chinese New Year (in February vs. January). If March snaps back to normal seasonal (+20% M/M), we think CQ1:15 PC shipments could fall ~20% Q/Q (-11% Y/Y), or slightly below the mid-point of most company's guidance.


VentureBeat has been testing the app out over the past few days, and can report that it pretty much has feature parity with its counterpart on Android — there’s little question that Here can put a significant dent in Google’s mapping crown, especially given that it comes armed with full offline mode for no extra charge. This means you can download maps to your iPhone and get full turn-by-turn navigation when abroad, or if you’re nearing any data limits on your home network.

Rogue One Is the First Star Wars Stand-Alone Film, Rian Johnson to Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode VIII

The title for director Gareth Edwards' stand-alone movie, featuring actress Felicity Jones, is revealed, and Rian Johnson is confirmed for Star Wars: Episode VIII -- coming to theaters May 26, 2017.

FCC Finally Releases Net Neutrality Rules

The release promptly caused the FCC’s famously delicate website to crash, as advocates, lawyers and opponents rushed to download the 400 pages of rules. It was soon back up, however, just in time for Republican FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai to post new summaries explaining why he hates the new rules and why they will be thrown out in an inevitable legal challenge.

Google's new Chromebook Pixel is power users' pleasure

Google claims up to 12 hours of power overall for the new computer (based on a test with brightness at a default 40% level). That's a major jump over the five hours of battery life Google said you'd get with the first Pixel, which in my experience is even shorter than that. I haven't conducted a formal battery test on the latest model, but the improvement is duly evident.

Irrigation for Geeks - My fully open DIY irrigation controller | Design & Motion

/* Zwapsprinkle - An open sprinkler controller using raspberry pi and Arduino */ //Set up the h-bridge const int valve_a_signal = 9; const int valve_b_signal = 8; const int valve_a_enable = 6; const int valve_a_input_1 = 4; const int valve_a_input_2 = 7; const int valve_b_enable = 5; const int valve_b_input_3 = 3; const int valve_b_input_4 = 2; char inChar; int valve_a_state = LOW; int valve_b_state = LOW; int valve_a_previous; int valve_b_previous; int valve_a_reading; int valve_b_reading; int out_state_a = LOW; int out_state_b = LOW; int debounceDelay = 150; long lastDebounceTimeA = 0; // the last time the state was toggled long lastDebounceTimeB = 0; void allInputsOff() { digitalWrite( 4, LOW ); digitalWrite( 7, LOW ); digitalWrite( 6, LOW ); digitalWrite( 3, LOW ); digitalWrite( 2, LOW ); digitalWrite( 5, LOW ); } void valveAOn() { Serial.println("Valve A on"); analogWrite( valve_a_enable, 255); digitalWrite( valve_a_input_1, HIGH); digitalWrite( valve_a_input_2, LOW); delay(80); allInputsOff(); } void valveAOff() { Serial.

Rogue One Will Be First Star Wars Stand-Alone Film - IGN

Additionally, Rian Johnson has been confirmed as the writer and director of Star Wars: Episode VIII, which of course will be the direct sequel to The Force Awakens (Episode VII). Johnson having this job has been well known for some time now, but it has been confirmed today by Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger. Episode VIII will release on May 26, 2017, 40 years and a day after the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977.

UK surveillance laws not transparent, should be overhauled says report

LONDON — The legal framework surrounding intelligence-gathering practices by UK agencies is "unnecessarily complicated" and must be overhauled, according to a new landmark report published Thursday morning.

Apple Launches A Public Beta Program For iOS

Apple has launched a new beta program for iOS (via 9to5Mac ), with the latest build of iOS 8.3 (which includes advanced Message filtration features) acting as the first seed. The expanded program allows non-developers to opt-in to receiving pre-release software builds on their device, and in exchange, Apple expects both patience with bugs and feedback regarding what needs fixing.

Thousands Have Already Signed Up for Apple's ResearchKit

With ResearchKit, Apple has created a pool of hundreds of millions of iPhone owners worldwide, letting doctors find trial participants at unprecedented rates. Already five academic centers have developed apps that use the iPhone’s accelerometers, gyroscopes and GPS sensors to track the progression of chronic conditions like Parkinson’s disease and asthma.

Farewell to Google Code Project Hosting | Hacker News

"There are many other hosting services like gitlab, what would make gitlab different so that it would deserve a pitch there?" Which is why I said the blogpost would be fairer to just post the wikipedia comparison link. I never said that gitlab should "deserve" a pitch on the blog. I did say it was fair for GitLab to pitch their services, as the CEO has done here, but that is different from "deserving" a pitch. It is hard to objectively determine what is the better hosting, but based on people's individual preferences, they can subjectively decide for themselves, which the wikipedia article helps out by clearly explaining the differences. Everyone who uses google code knows about github anyway, but might not be aware that there are other services. We saw gitorious, an entirely-opensource service, fail due to lack of revenue. And we've seen Google Code, an entirely-proprietary solution, fail. For those concerned about the longevity of their hosting setup, they may want a hosting provider that both has a steady source of income to help guarantee longevity and that is based significantly on opensource software (maybe for reasons of philosophical principle in that opensource development should use opensource infrastructure, or for pragmatic reasons such that they can always fork the hosting service code).

Twitter bans revenge porn in user policy sharpening

The new private information clause added to its rules states: “You may not post intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject’s consent.” It has added the same clause under its “threats and abuse” guidelines. Twitter’s rules already ban the publishing of credit card, address or national identity information.

New Apple Watch models with different casing materials expected to launch this fall

With the Apple Watch set to ship in aluminum, stainless steel and 18-karat gold, Apple could launch as many as three additional casing materials in time for this fall's holiday shopping season, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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There is now a VAIO phone

VAIO Corporation was formed when  Sony sold its laptop business , but now the new company is entering a product category in which Sony still remains: smartphones. The VAIO phone was announced today through Japanese MVNO B-mobile, which is pricing it to move: you’ll pay ¥3,980 (about $33) a month for the hardware plus voice service and data.

Grand Theft Auto coming to TV in behind-the-scenes drama - CNET

A new drama is set to look under the hood of Grand Theft Auto. The feature-length TV programme from the BBC will tell the behind-the-scenes story of the popular but controversial video game series created by British developers Rockstar.

Lyft raises $530 million in funding to battle Uber in the U.S.

With the additional funding, Lyft plans to double down on the U.S. market by expanding into new cities and investing more in Lyft Line, a carpooling option available in select regions. Those efforts will only continue to put Lyft in competition with Uber, which has a strong presence in many U.S. cities and now operates a similar carpooling service called UberPool.

Next iPhone Might Understand Different Types Of Touch

The next iPhone is expected later this year, according to the Journal's sources. The addition of Force Touch would allow the new handset to recognize two different types of taps from your fingers -- which the Journal said could revolutionize the way apps work, giving the example of a piano app that distinguishes between light and heavy presses.

Smithers and Groundskeeper Willie star as new Lego 'Simpsons' minifigures - CNET

Bartman and Fallout Boy to the rescue! The second wave of Lego "Simpsons" minifigs -- including exclusives like Comic Book Guy and Professor Frink -- debut May 1.

SignalFx exits stealth with $28.5M in backing, promises Facebook-caliber systems monitoring off the shelf

As a budding startup, it can be challenging to say the least to hire the best and brightest technical talent in this industry. Often that talent is locked inside giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon or, otherwise is intent on setting out to chart their own course. But fortunately, much of the knowledge gained inside these industry leaders can now be acquired in the form of the products these ex-mothershippers build after they leave.

DJI is about to become the first billion dollar consumer drone company

Before the Phantom, most highly capable consumer drones were sold to serious hobbyists and required a lot of assembly and know-how. The French company, Parrot, had a simple, popular unit with its A.R. Drone, but that was not a very powerful craft. The Phantom represented the first relatively cheap drone that came ready to fly out of the box, but boasted top of the line flight control systems. They also had a potent pitchman in Colin Guinn, who  we met for the first time at SXSW in 2012 . North America represents DJI's biggest market.

Hilarious photos put restaurants on blast for ridiculous food presentation

"Before We Want Plates, the strangest thing I'd encountered was a piece of cake on a table tennis bat in Barcelona. However, in the past week, that has been easily trumped by sandwiches in a bookcase, bread in a flat cap and chicken goujons in a shoe," he added.

Facing Bans From Social Networks, Islamic State Starts Its Own

The introduction of Islamic alternatives to popular social media sites is a recurring phenomenon in the Middle East, and now it has been adopted by terrorist organizations and hard-line political parties as they struggle to keep up with account suspensions and blockages. The groups rely heavily on social media, chat rooms and other online forums in order to recruit new members and create community amongst their supporters. But the technology industry is catching up, and they have difficulty staying afloat.

This Freshly Unearthed Clip Of Kanye West's "Gold Digger" Is Wonderful

Watch the video above and then tell us: Do you prefer Kanye and John Legend's stripped-down stylings? Or the slick track with Jamie Foxx that won the Grammy for Record of the Year? Tweet us at #29thfloor.

AP sues State Department to speed up release of Hillary Clinton's emails

The AP says it's resorted to a lawsuit after the State Department failed to respond to five Freedom of Information Act requests over five years, and only partially fulfilled a sixth. "At no time over the past five years has the State Department ever indicated that it did not have possession or control over the records," the complaint says. "Whether email concerning official government business is sent to or from an official State Department email account or from a 'personal' account maintained by State Department officials but used for government business, the State Department ... has an obligation to release them under FOIA." It's not the only group to sue the State Department; conservative political action committee Citizens United filed suit to obtain Clinton's emails late last year, and conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch  sued shortly after Clinton's private account was revealed.

FCC releases net neutrality regulations; opponents expected to sue

Federal regulators released details of the new rules governing Internet traffic in a 400-page tome that also lays out the justification for tough measures and gives critics the fodder for their expected court appeals.

Google Targets Digital Signage With Chrome Updates

Chrome’s new tools offer ways to build signs, schedule their appearance, and deploy them across huge installations. You could swap out a breakfast menu for a lunch one without breaking a sweat, for instance, even in a multi-chain restaurant business. Likewise, the app builder offers the same kind of thing for interactive self-service kiosk installations, with the added benefit of taking away the need for a “first-run” configuration process on each. The reporting tools provide notifications if any single screen running the display goes down, and offers remote rebooting capabilities. You can also remotely run screen-caps to see what observers are seeing and make sure it lines up with your intent.

Amazon Has Quietly Acquired 2lemetry To Build Out Its Internet Of Things Strategy

Another area where 2lemetry has been developing products is in using its platform for commercial deployments such as retail environments  where, for example, a merchant might use a network of beacons to alert shoppers on their phones to offers and other messages. (And interestingly, it appears to also have developed facial-recognition technology. “The 2lemetry Facial Recognition technology can trigger environment changes and “real-life” analytics based on the recognized age and gender of individuals,” the company notes.) Physical commerce is another area where Amazon has been attempting to expand its reach, and so this could potentially be another area where 2lemetry’s technology would be useful.

iPhones in 2016 will reportedly ship with Intel LTE chips inside

According to a report published on March 11 by VentureBeat and citing a pair of sources “familiar with the companies’ plans,” some of Apple’s iPhones produced in 2016 (presumably the iPhone 7) will be using Intel’s LTE chip, rather than a chip from Qualcomm. The report states that the Intel chip in question will be the 7360 LTE modem, which features up to 450Mbps downlink and offers support for up to 29 LTE bands.

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Microsoft is now selling its Windows ninja cat sticker

Earlier this month we revealed the existence of a special laptop sticker making its way around Microsoft’s Redmond campus. It features a ninja cat riding a fire-breathing unicorn all while waving a Windows flag, and it’s a great example of why Microsoft is cool again. Lots of people want one, and Microsoft has surprisingly obliged by listing the sticker on its own online company store. A  3-inch version is available for $1.25, and a  6-inch sticker is priced at $3.50. That’s a small price to pay to cover over that uncool OEM logo on the back of your laptop. Ninja cats always look cooler than half-eaten fruit anyway.

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@mashable Wait!!! You mean "I'm on a BOAT, I'm on a MUTHA-FCKn BOAT" Andy Samberg? Oh well alrighty then. LOL

Most Innovative Companies 2015: A Conversation With Gilead Sciences

Join Fast Company senior associate editor J.J. McCorvey for a live Q&A with Gilead Sciences EVP of corporate and medical affairs Gregg Alton. The event will begin at 1 p.m. ET Thursday, March 12, but you can get your questions in now.

Mapstr Is A Nifty Little App To Keep Track Of Your Favorite Places

Then, you can tag your places with descriptive keywords (restaurant, sushi, cocktails, etc.) and personal keywords (favorite, to try, etc.). And of course, you can add notes to remember what cocktail to order. The true power behind Mapstr is that the more places you add, the more relevant it becomes. You can filter by keyword and find the perfect place in very little time.

Games at E3 2015 - E3 - Electronics Entertainment Expo Wiki Guide - IGN

The Games at E3 2015 list contains all of the suspected and confirmed games appearing at E3 2015 in some form (not necessarily in "playable" form).

Google researchers hack PCs using DRAM electrical leaks

Using a technique nicknamed rowhammering, Google’s two exploits repeatedly accessed a row of memory cells, causing binary values in nearby ones to change from a 0 to 1 or the reverse.

Apple's Tim Cook 'offered his liver to dying Steve Jobs'

Apple founder Steve Jobs angrily rejected Tim Cook's offer of a transplant despite fears he would die, according to a new book

Vaio's First Smartphone is an MOR Black Slab

It's no iPhone rival, then—but it's worth remembering that Vaio itself is far, far smaller than the Sony brand it stems from. If it takes a little while to find its smartphone feet, so be it.

Find your fitness with our favorite health and fitness apps for Android

Whether you’re looking to track your miles, find a little motivation, eat healthier, sleep better, or simply make exercise slightly more entertaining, there’s likely an app for that very purpose. Thankfully, we’ve taken the time to dig through the Google Play Store and bring you an in-depth roundup of the best fitness apps for Android. Now, if you can only stick to the routine.

New MacBook does not make moot a big iPad

Some of the speculation about a larger iPad has focused on the possibility that Apple would join the 2-in-1 movement with an iPad + keyboard, mimicking Microsoft's Surface Pro 3. That kind of a device, which Microsoft trumpets as a notebook replacement, not a tablet as such, would be more of a direct competitor to the new MacBook and thus a potential cannibal to its sales.

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What is a chief data officer (CDO)?

Hunt is one of a growing number of CDOs operating in U.S. and globally who are carving out a new domain that focuses squarely on data governance and management. According to Hunt, other CDOs, consultants and analysts, the mission of the chief data officer is to bring order to the plethora of data sources within an organization, tap the multiple analytics opportunities that exist, and develop a strategic vision around those opportunities.

Game Scoop! 335: Game of the Decade Watch - IGN

The big topic? Game of the Decade Watch. We've rounded up several candidates from each of the last five years in order to kick off the discussion. Feel free to leave your own picks in the comments below. Watch the full video above or download the podcast below.

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How to make hard choices

Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that's because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.

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