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Midseason 2016 TV Preview - IGN - Page 5

Check out what's coming in February on our midseason preview, including Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Vikings and much more.

The Apollo Arrow hypercar is Gumpert's glorious resurrection

Gumpert might not have been a company many people heard of, and its exotic cars were even rarer to see in person, but it offers a proud heritage of road-going race cars that the new Apollo is now...

'Rocket League' Championship Series Headed to Twitch

Grab two friends and register for a chance to win a piece of the $75,000 prize pool.

Ben Carson's 13 most bizarre campaign moments

Ben Carson's presidential run led to some real head-scratchers.

4 lessons to learn from these epic tech project failures

How many projects have you been involved in that have ended up exactly as you’d expected? 80 percent? 90 percent? Well, according to research it’s not even

Ninja kid scales fridge to get her snack on

This child has the determination and skills we should all strive for.

Business card with built-in ECG is perfect for cardiologists

A Hungarian company called MobilECG created a business card with ECG that actually works.

Ikea might start packaging its furniture with eco-friendly fungi instead of Styrofoam

Ikea might start shipping its famous flat-pack furniture with eco-friendly, fungus-grown packaging instead of polystyrene, which harms the environment.

We’re putting 150 startups in front of the world’s tech community

Our Boost program at TNW Conference Europe presents your company to 20,000 international tech influencers, investors and journalists.

Bad Lip Reading gives Ted Cruz a strong new campaign ad

This isn't what Ted Cruz said, but it sure looks like it.

Incredibly complex machine plays music with marbles

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Check In With the Velociraptor at the World’s First Robot Hotel

The aim with robotics has been manifold: Roboticized industry is the only way for Japan to keep pace with the manufacturing in such cheap-labor states as China; it stands to prop up the steady losses in Japanese productivity through two lost decades of economic stagnation; robot babysitters might cover childcare shortages and free up women to return to the workforce; and it’s one way not only to provide for a rapidly aging population, where the median age is projected to reach 53 by 2050, but also make up for a projected population shrinkage. More than one observer has commented that the appeal of the robot workforce isn’t particularly surprising for a country historically hostile to immigration. But early work in the assistive industries has led to advancements in what has recently been called affective robotics—that is, robots with whom we might have emotional experiences. This research has led to some of Japan’s most striking consumer items, from Sony’s Aibo robot dog to Paro, the eldercare robot seal, and, just last June, SoftBank’s Pepper, an android advertised as the world’s first emotional robot.

Has Donald Trump Ever Used a Computer?

The personal computer revolutionized the American home in the 1980s and 90s. And by the mid-90s mainstream America was getting online. But with Donald Trump now the presumptive nominee of the Republican party, there’s an interesting question that must be asked: Has Trump ever used a computer?

Kanye West tweets photo showing him using Pirate Bay. Whoops.

Maybe we haven't taken West's debt claims seriously enough (He's said he's $53 million in the red)? The Pirate Bay is a great destination for hacker adults and broke teens. But the site doesn't discriminate. It certainly didn't turn away Yeezy, a multimillionaire award-winning artist who just released one of the most acclaimed albums of the year, The Life of Pablo .

7 The ultimate VR headset buyer’s guide

But as VR headsets start appearing on store shelves, the very real differences between them will start to matter — a lot. So if you’re looking into VR, what should you check out? There’s no one, specific device that’s right for each person; in fact, once you get down to the cheapest headsets, there are way too many for us to name here. It’s too early to even recommend specific products, given how many aren’t out yet. But we can give you everything you’ll need to sort through the options: what you’ll be able to do in different kinds of virtual reality, how much you can expect to pay, and which features you should look for.

Inside the abortion clinic where no one whispers, no one shames

"You’d be surprised how many women come in the clinic...and how many times at the front window we hear, 'Oh it’s so bright in here.' Or how many times you’ll hear patients say, 'Everybody’s smiling, everybody’s so happy," says Marva Sadler, director of clinical services for Whole Woman's Health. "They don’t expect for us to talk in our normal voices. They expect us to whisper because it’s supposed to be a secret and they don’t want anybody to know."

Don't ask how we found out, but Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' is now streaming on Pornhub

Look, sometimes you make a discovery in life that you just have to share with the rest of your Web community, just as long as you don’t question how someone figured it out. I mean, no one ever asked the guy who discovered cow’s milk what he was doing to that cow to find out milk came out of there.

The Pentagon wants you to hack its network for real

To date, the US Defense Department has used internal “red teams” to test its networks but it hopes that by calling on external hackers, it will be able to deliver more comprehensive solutions.

Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt to chair Pentagon’s new ‘Defense Innovation Advisory Board’

The U.S. Department of Defense today announced the formation of a new Defense Innovation Advisory Board, with the idea of improving the department with help from people in the private sector from Silicon Valley and other areas.

Social Media Usage: 2005-2015

Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began systematically tracking social media usage in 2005. Pew Research reports have documented in great detail how the rise of social media has affected such things as work , politics and political deliberation , communications patterns around the globe , as well as the way people get and share information about health , civic life , news consumption , communities , teenage life , parenting , dating and even people’s level of stress .

Slack's friction free conference calling for your entire team is awesome

You’re able to have an one to one call with anyone on your team in a direct message, or jump on a call with up to 15 people in a single channel. Calls are limited to voice only right now, but it’s expected Slack will add video calling in the future.

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Is Passing His $14 Million Stock Grant to Employees

LinkedIn on Wednesday filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission outlining 2016 compensation packages for its top executives. There was not, however, a document for CEO Jeff Weiner. That’s because, according to a LinkedIn spokesperson, Weiner is forgoing his annual stock package so that employees can have it instead.

Google Web Fonts have been seen more than 7 trillion times

The company has a tiny analytics page hidden on the site that provides some interesting statistics about the Web font usage, including a live counter that says the fonts have been viewed more than seven trillion times since it was launched.

How the Feds Could Get Into iPhones Without Apple’s Help

The government is so intent on forcing Apple’s hand that in each case the Justice Department has invoked the 200-year-old law All Writs Act to do it. But application of the Act requires the government to show that it has no other method of extracting data from the phones. And according to experts who spoke with WIRED, that’s not necessarily the case. They say there are ways the government can extract data on phones without Apple’s help, from using outside contractors to asking its friends at the NSA—ways that it has, in fact, already used in the past. The solutions won’t work for every iPhone the government has collected, and the solution offered for extracting data from the phone in San Bernardino involves some speculation about the NSA’s capabilities. But they do raise questions about whether the government has done everything it can do to collect the data it says it needs.

Life and death in the App Store

As last year began, the app developer Pixite held its company retreat at a converted Old West movie set outside of Palm Springs. They spent a few days dreaming about the future while eating barbecue and sipping whisky in the sun. But 2015 was not a good year, and by last month the company’s dreams had narrowed to survival. This year’s retreat took place at the company’s office in San Diego, a handful of rooms perched above a hair salon. The printer was broken, so the agenda was distributed by email.

18 U.S. military invites vetted experts to 'Hack the Pentagon'

SAN FRANCISCO The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would invite vetted outside hackers to test the cybersecurity of some public U.S. Defense Department websites as part of a pilot project next month, in the first-ever such program offered by the federal government.

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Kanye West uses The Pirate Bay just like everyone else

As it turns out, even celebrities are dirty pirates just like the rest of us.

AT&T and DirecTV to launch streaming TV service later this year

AT&T has announced that it plans to offer internet-based streaming TV service later this year. The new services, which will be branded and packaged as DirecTV products, will let you stream video from smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, set top boxes, PCs, or other devices using a wired or wireless internet connection. AT&T says the new services will not require an existing DirecTV service plan, set top box, or satellite dish and they will not have any contract stipulations.

Google pilots Hands Free payment app that lets you pay by saying your initials

Google is still in the process of bringing Android Pay to merchants around the U.S., but the Internet giant is now extending a new pilot project that will let you sidestep the need to “tap and pay” with any physical contraption.

Star Wars Battlefront Outer Rim DLC Includes New Maps, Weapons, and Heroes - IGN

Two new playable hero characters include the Sullustan rebel Nien Nunb and the Rodian bounty hunter Greedo. Additionally, those who purchase the DLC will have access to the Relby V-10 rifle, the DT12 blaster pistol, and Scatter Gun, Dioxis Grenade, and Adrenaline Stim Star Cards. These new Star Cards can be collected and used in battle.

Is your smartphone listening to you? - BBC News

"We gave ourselves permission to use the microphone on the phone, set up a listening server on the internet, and everything that microphone heard on that phone, wherever it was in the world, came to us and we could then have sent back customised ads."

Check In With the Velociraptor at the World’s First Robot Hotel

The aim with robotics has been manifold: Roboticized industry is the only way for Japan to keep pace with the manufacturing in such cheap-labor states as China; it stands to prop up the steady losses in Japanese productivity through two lost decades of economic stagnation; robot babysitters might cover childcare shortages and free up women to return to the workforce; and it’s one way not only to provide for a rapidly aging population, where the median age is projected to reach 53 by 2050, but also make up for a projected population shrinkage. More than one observer has commented that the appeal of the robot workforce isn’t particularly surprising for a country historically hostile to immigration. But early work in the assistive industries has led to advancements in what has recently been called affective robotics—that is, robots with whom we might have emotional experiences. This research has led to some of Japan’s most striking consumer items, from Sony’s Aibo robot dog to Paro, the eldercare robot seal, and, just last June, SoftBank’s Pepper, an android advertised as the world’s first emotional robot.

Man moves individual fingers on prosthetic arm using only his thoughts

First, the patient's neurosurgeon placed an array of 128 electrode sensors—all on a single rectangular sheet of film the size of a credit card—on the part of the man's brain that normally controls hand and arm movements. Each sensor measured a circle of brain tissue 1 millimeter in diameter. The computer program the Johns Hopkins team developed had the man move individual fingers on command and recorded which parts of the brain "lit up" when each sensor detected an electric signal.

Uber racked up big international losses during 2014 expansion

AMSTERDAM The international business of Uber, the U.S.-based ride-hailing service, lost $237 million in 2014, a big increase on a deficit of $31.9 million the previous year, as the company expanded around the globe.

Mass Effect Andromeda Pushed to Q1 2017, According to EA CFO - IGN

“We’ve got a great year ahead. We’ve got our Battlefield first-person shooter game coming in the third quarter, and our third-party title that Respawn, our partner, built, it’s called Titanfall, it’s the second title that they brought into that brand. Both of these are first-person shooters and will be targeted around the fast, action-driver shooter market, as well as the strategy-driven market in that quarter. We have our Mirror’s Edge runner game this first quarter, and then we have Mass Effect, which is a sci-fi action game, in our fourth quarter. So big year ahead and we’re pretty excited,” Jorgensen said.

Department of Transportation isn't blowing smoke: No vaping on commercial flights

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have resided in a sort of grey area that was very dependent on the the rules of each individual airline. Today, the Department of Transportation (DOT) put that to rest by explicitly banning vaping on commercial flights.

Phantom 4 Review: DJI’s New Drone Outsmarts Bad Pilots

As you’re getting the hang of those joysticks, the Phantom 4’s new Obstacle Sensing System keeps you from getting into too much trouble. Unlike robot vacuum cleaners and autonomous cars that use laser radar to watch for obstacles, the Phantom 4 uses up to five of its optical cameras to build—and constantly update—a volumetric map of objects between 2 and 49 feet away. If they spot one, the OSS decides whether to stop and hover, or redirect the aircraft around impediments.

What really happens when you mix medications?

If you take two different medications for two different reasons, here's a sobering thought: your doctor may not fully understand what happens when they're combined, because drug interactions are incredibly hard to study. In this fascinating and accessible talk, Russ Altman shows how doctors are studying unexpected drug interactions using a surprising resource: search engine queries.

Big Hero 6 Animated Series Coming to Disney XD - IGN

“Our colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios have created a brilliant new world, inspired by Marvel, with vivid, unique characters.  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to further develop these characters into a world class animated series…” Disney Channels Worldwide President Gary Marsh said in a statement.

Augmented reality startup Blippar raises $54 million to infiltrate the physical world

“2016 is poised to be the biggest year in Blippar’s history as we not only expand our breadth and depth as a business — across our team, technology capabilities and product offerings — but also reach new heights with our vision to become a true visual discovery engine for the physical world,” explained Blippar cofounder and CEO Ambarish Mitra. “This latest funding round will allow us to continue to capture top engineering talent, further grow our leading global install base, create one-of-a-kind campaigns for our brand partners, and achieve our vision for an era in which everyone has access to unlimited knowledge of the world around them, regardless of language or education.”

Brazil Court Orders Release of Facebook Executive

SÃO PAULO—A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered the release of a senior Facebook Inc. executive a day after federal police arrested him in response to the company’s failure to provide access to WhatsApp messages linked to an organized-crime and drug-trafficking investigation

Groupon is focus of IBM's latest patent-infringement suit

IBM is suing Groupon over alleged patent infringement, court documents revealed Wednesday. It's the latest in a series of lawsuits the computing pioneer has filed against tech companies that it says rely on groundwork it laid.

PlayStation Vue cuts the price and amps up the content with ESPN, ABC, and more

Rolling out today, ABC local stations will be added to PlayStation Vue plans in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. ABC VOD programming will come to Dallas and Miami at a later date. Sony also has plans to add ESPN3, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Bases Loaded, Longhorn Network, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN Classic at a later date. In the meantime, users will be able to access Disney and ESPN Media Networks apps by signing in with their PSN login on compatible devices.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth after 340 days in space

"Leaving this amazing facility is going to be tough, because I probably will never see it again," Kelly said. "I've flown in space four times now so it's going to be hard in that respect ... I've been up here for a really long time and sometimes, when I think about it, I feel like I've lived my whole life up here."

On Today's Stream - Naomi is on a Journey to Pet Every Animal in Far Cry Primal - IGN

On today's stream, Naomi has been having a blast playing the new Far Cry so she thought she would share some of that joy with all of you.

Sony's major PS4 firmware beta is rolling out today with an awesome feature

Sony has offered remote Play via its Vita handheld for a long while now, but giving remote play to anyone that owns a computer is a master-stroke – how well it works right now remains to be seen, but it’s an exciting first step to ubiquitous access to your games wherever you are.

Marvel's Agent Carter: "Hollywood Ending" Review - IGN

While not quite as strong as some of the recent episodes, “Hollywood Ending” still closed out Peggy Carter’s second TV adventure in a satisfying manner, doing right by the entire cast, all of whom got a big moment. I’m feeling a bit anxious about that cliffhanger ending, simply because it’s seeming like such a longshot the series will be back. On the other hand, the MCU isn’t going anywhere and there is such affection for Peggy Carter, including from those behind the scenes, we’ll no doubt see her again and, one way or the other I'm guessing, we'll find out what happened next. But it sure would be great if that was in Agent Carter: Season 3 next year.

Is the VR hype justified, or just another 3D TV?

With the most realistic experiences likely to set you back around $2,000 for a high-spec PC and VR headset, it won’t be too long before that barrier to dipping your toes in the virtual waters falls. That’s why Google Cardboard and cheaper VR headsets that you pop your phone into exist – to give you a taste of the real thing.

Our Favorite Sports Anime - IGN

Also during this week's Watch Party, the group shares their thoughts on space oceans and Kamina's epic return in episodes 25 and 26 of Gurren Lagann. Tweet or post a message on Facebook with your thoughts on the episodes and use the hashtag #IGNime or email IGN Anime Club at to join in the discussion.

43 Kanye West caught using Pirate Bay to download music software

In February, Kanye West was reportedly considering legal action against The Pirate Bay after his new album, The Life of Pablo , was downloaded almost a million times in under a week. The Life of Pablo is exclusively available via the subscription streaming service Tidal, which is probably why the album was pirated so many times. And yes, it is ironic that Kanye opened up YouTube to listen to Sufjan Stevens, rather than using Tidal (which he is a co-owner of, incidentally, along with some other big artists including Deadmau5...)

Privacy groups urge U.S. judge to support Apple in iPhone case

The U.S. government has said the Dec. 2 attack in San Bernardino, California, was inspired by Islamist militants, and the FBI wants to read the data on Farook's phone to investigate any links with militant groups. Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, shot and killed 14 people and wounded 22 others before they themselves were killed in a shootout with police.

Zero's electric motorcycles replace range anxiety with fun

On the other hand, the FXS is OH MY GAWD all the fun! The motocross-inspired bike weighs less than 300 pounds but has 44 horsepower and 70 pounds of torque. It's a wheelie machine whether you want it to be or not. Its light weight, nimbleness and almost unlimited supply of power made my commute to work far more exciting than it normally is. The FXS has a range of 90 miles in the city, but hit the highway and you'll only get 37 miles. Because I abhor showboating on public streets, I feel like I only tapped about 40 percent of the bike's capability for ripping around corners full speed and blasting off from a dead stop. I'm currently on the lookout for an abandoned parking lot or skate park.

10 kids who are giving hide-and-seek their best shot

To be fair, these kids are giving the game their best shot. They just might need a little more practice before they're ready for the hide-and-seek big leagues.

Next Forza Game Will Be Announced at E3 2016 - IGN

The new Forza game will also feature the first depiction of the Lamborghini Centenario. A brand-new super sports car, the Centenario boasts a V12 with 770 horsepower and will appear in the next Forza game before ever being manufactured in real life.

You'll need to dish out $1.5 million to see Rock Band 4 on PC

If you’re excited by the prospect of rocking out on your PC, or in the office perhaps, you will need to pledge a minimum of $49, which will get you early access and 30 additional songs, as well as future discounted add-ons. You’ll also nab a copy of Harmonix’s other PC game, A City Sleeps , and its accompanying soundtrack.

Revive Your Old Laptop Without Spending a Dime

Step 3: Run (or install) CloudReady. Plug the USB drive into the old laptop, then reboot the laptop to the CloudReady USB drive. (How to do that can vary, but it generally involves holding down a particular key at startup, then following on-screen instructions.) You can run the software off the USB drive, but you can also choose to install it to the laptop’s internal drive. Newer laptops will allow you to preserve the original installed Windows operating system with a dual-boot option. On older machines, installing the OS requires erasing everything on the computer.

Facebook in German Privacy-Policy Probe

BERLIN—Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is investigating whether Facebook Inc. abuses its dominance as a social network to harvest personal information, the latest in a series of challenges to the social network’s privacy policies.

51 Slack will soon start testing voice and video chat
52 Spotify bolsters its music discovery with expanded Fresh Finds playlists
53 Watch the Engadget staff on: FBI vs. Apple
54 ReadWrite on Twitter
55 6 tips to success in the quest for your dream job
56 Photographer takes wonderful pictures of squirrels playing tiny instruments
57 Color in your favorite corpses with 'The Walking Dead' coloring book
58 Meet the 63 Year Old in Charge of Approving New Emojis
59 Amid Apple-FBI Fight, China Looms
60 McDonald’s Is Transforming Happy Meal Boxes Into VR Headsets
61 YouTube invests in female creators
62 Apple leads the (tiny) mobile payment world
63 One Day After Indictment, Former Chesapeake Energy CEO Dies In Car Crash
64 Yahoo welcomes the rise of eSports with its own hub
65 Intel is building a headset so that it doesn't lose the augmented reality race
66 Play as two new heroes in the next 'Battlefront' DLC
67 Scott Kelly Happy to Be Back on Earth: 'This Feels Great'
68 Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts Just Got Even More Interesting
69 Americans Don't Agree On Much, But They Sure Like Lesbian Porn
70 Ad Blockers Are Making Money Off Ads (And Tracking, Too)
71 IRS invites thieves to hijack your tax refund (again) with new PIN system
72 Mass Effect: Andromeda pushed back to early 2017
73 Your bus may be spying on you
74 Woman accidentally discovers she won $150,000 by checking her junk email
75 Department of Defense recruits white hats for 'Hack the Pentagon' program
76 Photographer edits his Insta-famous dog to massive proportions
77 The uterus is the unofficial mascot of reproductive rights activism
78 Photo of a dad and his daughter is a real mindbender
79 Target's Next Big Design Partner? Marimekko
80 This is the insane motorcycle of Batman's wildest dreams
81 Opel’s stunning GT Concept marks the return of the baby Corvette after a 45-year hiatus
82 Google's former CEO just got a job at the Pentagon
83 Hacker Says He Can Hijack a $35K Police Drone a Mile Away
84 5 Bad Habits Likely Caused By Your Phone Obsession
85 Social Media Usage: 2005-2015
86 From sandboxes to island hopping: The most anticipated Xbox One games of 2016
87 Uber's GrubHub killer is finally in the US: The inside story on Uber's big bet on food
88 Spyker’s C8 Preliator is the handmade elegance side of the supercar world
89 India Welcomes Home Technology Talent