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Nike will sell actual self-lacing sneakers, just like Back to the Future

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Automatic emergency braking will be standard in most US cars by 2022

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Here's how 'Star Wars Battlefront' does Jabba the Hutt's palace

EA and DICE have posted a trailer for 'Battlefront's' Outer Rim add-on.

Toonz Software Used by Studio Ghibli and 'Futurama' Being Made Free and Open Source

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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

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Sony responds to Microsoft's invite to let Xbox gamers play PS4 players

Sony's response doesn't directly address whether it would work with Microsoft and developers to enable the support for Xbox One vs. PS4, but it's clear the firm will listen to developers who are interested in cross-network play. Either way, Sony could have chosen to stay silent so a response is encouraging. The dream of Xbox gamers playing against PS4 players might finally become a reality.

Apple's iPhone SE announcement: what to expect from Monday’s event

One way or another, we're expecting to see a much more powerful 9.7-inch iPad than what Apple currently has on sale. It also means some interesting things for the Air line, should Apple really launch this one under the Pro name: it cements a clear division between Apple's high-end and low-end tablets, much like it's long had with laptops; that means we'll eventually start to see more differentiation between the two, with the Pro line receiving more powerful processors and features, while the Air line remains more affordable.

The Internet could crash. We need a Plan B

The Internet connects billions of people and machines; it's the backbone of modern life. But tech pioneer Danny Hillis thinks the Internet just wasn't designed to grow this big — and he fears that one big cyber-attack or glitch could shut it down and take civilization with it. To head off a digital dark age, he sounds a clarion call to develop a Plan B: a parallel system to fall back on if — or when — the Internet crashes.

The 10 Best Gaming Laptops of 2016

Processor The processor is the heart of a PC, and in most gaming laptops you'll find a quad-core CPU with a sixth-generation Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 CPU based on the Skylake chipset. These two processor model lines prevail over all others in the gaming laptop arena. Theoretically, you may find a gaming laptop with an Intel Core i3 or one of AMD's CPUs installed, but those are rare: Systems with Intel Core i3 and comparable entry-level AMD processors are certainly capable of playing many games, but why limit yourself from square one? If you have to make the choice between a high-end CPU and a high-end GPU, go for the graphics. For example, we recommended getting a sixth-generation Intel Core i5 over an Intel Core i7 CPU if the money saved could then go toward an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M GPU instead of a Nvidia GeForce 940M. Spending the money on the GPU makes more sense than spending it on the CPU. Look for Core i5 processors in midrange systems, with Core i7 U and HQ processors in higher-end gaming laptops.

If You Want To Keep Using Your Kindle, You Might Need To Update It Immediately

If you own one of Amazon’s pre-2012 Kindles, listen up: there’s a critical update that you need to install if you want to keep using it, and you must do so before March 22nd.

Universal Pictures made different Straight Outta Compton trailers for different races

The reasoning behind showing white Facebook users a different trailer was the demographic's lack of expertise on rap history, according to Neil. "They connected to Ice Cube as an actor and Dr. Dre as the face of Beats," he said, using the phrase "general population" when speaking about non-African American and non-Hispanic viewers. So Universal's "multicultural team," as it's called, worked with the social network to cut and serve a unique trailer that would detail the two men's rise without tying it to N.W.A. The trailer shown to African American Facebook users, Neil added, opened with the word N.W.A. and prominently highlighted the group's Compton beginnings. "They put Compton on the map," he said. Universal also showed a special trailer to Hispanic Facebook users that displayed words in Spanish on the screen.

How Twitter could still blow it and fade away into social network oblivion

If the central question of Twitter's first decade was how to build a real-time news platform that hundreds of millions of people would want to use, the key question of the next ten years will be deciding just how much it can push the users it has with new features intended to satiate investor appetite for growth before the community breaks apart.

19 Times Someone Gets Thrown Into the Vacuum of Space, From Worst to Best

We all know people don’t explode when exposed to space without protection. But science fiction has taken some ... liberties with vacuum exposure over the years. Here are 19 scenes of people being exposed to space, ranked from the least realistic to the most.

NPR decides it won’t promote its podcasts or NPR One on air

Look, the impact of this “ethics” policy is going to be small. The number of people who want to listen to podcasts but won’t figure out how to download one without Steve Inskeep walking them through the process is tiny. There are plenty of ways NPR One can be effectively marketed through digital channels. But the issue here isn’t the impact of the policy — it’s what it tells us about NPR’s underlying strategy. Again, I have enormous sympathy for the people making these decisions at NPR — just as I had enormous sympathy for those working through an analogous set of questions at newspapers 5 or 10 years ago. But if you see a future, at a certain point you’ve got to commit to getting there.

The Laptops That Powered the American Revolution

The 18th-century writing box, also known as a dispatch case, portable desk and writing case, would have been an important object for the traveling Founding Father to own. Like the laptops and mobile devices of today, a writing box provided its owner a base from which to communicate, even when on the move.

After Years of Deforestation, China's Forests Are Starting to Return

A new report from Michigan State University is praising China’s efforts to roll back decades of deforestation and habitat destruction, noting that there are major implications for global climate change and local biodiversity.

Hey, trolls: Woman will wear a bikini if she wants, thank you

While most people assume that trolls are male, some of the body-shaming comments Petty read were from other women. "I hope women realize how important it is to stop tearing each other down and uplift each other," she told the Huffington Post.

15 Analysis: A week that will define Apple, with iPhone at center

Analysis: A week that will define Apple, with iPhone at center Rarely does a company launch a passel of products, then face off in court the gov't that week. Check out this story on

What to Expect at Apple's March 21 Event

It's iPhone time again. Apple is having an event on Monday, March 21 at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., and the most reliable rumor-mongerers are saying that we're going to see a new iPhone and iPad, at the very least.

Hulk Hogan body slams Gawker, wins $115 million in sex tape case

At issue were edited portions of a sex tape involving Hogan and Heather Clem, the now-estranged wife of a friend. Gawker published the tape in October 2012, under the headline "Even for a minute, watching Hulk Hogan have sex in a canopy bed is not safe for work but watch it anyway." The video has since been removed pending litigation, though the article describing it is still available.

4 key steps to effectively pivot your business

Entrepreneurs may start off thinking they have the next billion dollar idea, though once aired, these inspirations may fail to hold such promise in reality. To successfully launch a sustainable business with tangible growth prospects, founders may be forced to reevaluate their business propositions and reinvent themselves in accordance with more realistic market opportunities.

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Windows 10's Edge browser finally gets add-ons. …

Artificial Intelligence has crushed all human records in 2048. Here’s how the AI pulled it off.

Now here’s the thing: both methods work in a similar way. They both look a certain number of moves ahead, look at the board at those positions and picks the best one. In the case of expectimax, the program computes the probability of arriving at that board position, because all random tile spawns are equally likely. However, in the other variant, not all tile spawns are equally likely. Ones which turn out bad for you are more likely than ones which result in a good position for you. That means that the program can try to predict where the opponent will spawn the tile (this prediction is impossible in normal 2048 because all tile spawns are equally likely and are random). The minimax algorithm can take this into account and in some cases deduce that certain moves are worse than others without having to even look at them. This type of optimization of minimax is called alpha-beta pruning. The program still gets the exact same result as minimax, but minimax with alpha-beta pruning looks at significantly less moves than the plain minimax. Meanwhile, again, expectimax has to look at all possible moves ll the time.

Marvel's Daredevil: Season 2 Review - IGN

So I don't need to ruminate on that "darkness" anymore. With Season 1, and now Jessica Jones, in the books, we know the boundaries that are being pushed. And Jessica Jones even went a bit further by exploring the topics of abuse and rape in a stunningly stark and frightening manner. So now we can look at Season 2 with a different set of eyes and explore where it took our characters. Gone is the single "big bad" (no, there'd be no new, compelling mega-baddie like Fisk) and in its place are two fantastic anti-heroes designed to push Matt Murdock to his limits with regards to his respect for human life. Which was the big corner he himself had turned back in Season 1 when he held lengthy internal debates about whether or not to kill.

LG G5: Five things you should know (hands-on)

Now I'm back in San Francisco and a G5 preview unit has followed me to my doorstep. We're still getting to know each other and there are still some things LG has yet to reveal about the phone (namely, how much it'll cost across different countries and carriers). Because it's a pre-production model I can't justifiably give it a rating or a buying recommendation yet. But after spending a few days with it, and knowing that it's close enough to a final product, I'm going to divulge the five most important things I learned about LG's new flagship phone.

Smartphone shootout--Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6S

Smartphone shootout--Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6S Testing the latest state-of-the-art smartphone camera to the champ Check out this story on

Here's why we're all transfixed by Twitter trolling from Kanye, Trump and Martin Shkreli

Here's why we're all transfixed by Twitter trolling from Kanye, Trump and Martin Shkreli

5 Crazy Theories That Actually Turned Out to Be True

People are generally wrong. So don’t be afraid to stand out on your own with your own crazy theory on how this here world and the universe around us exists (let’s not get too conspiracy crazy though). Here are 5 ideas that were totally crazy at the time but actually turned out to be right. Like how the Earth is round and how gravitational waves exist and how the Big Bang Theory is the leading theory on how the universe exists and so on.

Seeing through new eyes: Refugee children paint the wars they've survived

Rima and Zada (below) are sisters traveling together with their mother, father, uncle and 2-year-old sister. They moved from Syria to Lebanon and lived there for two years before they started their journey to Europe. Smugglers promised to get them across the Croatian border, but only took all their money. The family has been stranded in Belgrade for a month.

Big Data and creativity: What we can learn from 'House of Cards'

If Big Data is to rule the choice of a show, a director, and an actor, what will prevent it from determining whether a show has quick cuts or saturated cinematography? What would prevent it from basing all creative decisions on a detailed analysis of what had worked in the past? Would we ever see groundbreaking shows like Breaking Bad which are, by definition, not reflections of things we’d seen before?

How to craft the perfect playlist for productivity

Like most people, music is a huge part of my life. I listen to the most music while I work, sifting through playlists, from neo classical to indie to electronica on what seems like a never-ending search for the perfect tunes to keep me in the zone.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Director Calls Dylan O'Brien 'One Tough Cookie' - IGN

Ball continued, "But, ultimately I find myself with a deep love and respect for Dylan. He is one tough cookie." The Maze Runner director went on to apologize for the grief the accident caused O'Brien's friends and family, as well as the Maze Runner cast and crew.

Lyft drivers would make more as employees, estimates show

Whether or not the estimate is on the mark isn't clear. We've reached out to Lyft for its take, and we'll let you know if it has a response. However precise the figures might be, they could have a big impact on the proposed settlement. It reckons that there would have been a total of $126 million in expense reimbursements, or more than 10 times the $12.25 million Lyft has agreed to pay so far. Although lawyers on both sides are currently fine with the deal, both the Teamsters union and five drivers already object to it -- and they're likely to be that much angrier knowing that the lost income estimate is so high.

Twitter has grown up, and so has the Twitter bird

To mark its 10th birthday on Monday, the social media platform released a video showing the logo's evolution. Much like man emerged from the primordial swamp, the Twitter bird has, over the years, shed its eyes and legs, got a haircut, and become the serious avian character we know today.

Is that a new version of Google Glass on eBay?

Technically Incorrect: A pawnbroker is selling something he claims is a genuine Google Glass and it looks like the rumored Enterprise Edition. Can this be?

To Test a Powerful Computer, Play an Ancient Game

Photos: Showing the human face of go, David Mechner and Janice Kim play on a traditional Japanese board, sitting on tatami mats with shoji screens behind them; for many reasons, computers are not as comfortable with the game. (The New York Times; Photo by Linda Rosier; Illustration by Juan Velasco)(pg. C1); Janice Kim, right, professional Go player and software consultant, plays David Mechner, software developer. (Linda Rosier for The New York Times)(pg. C2) Charts: ''Mind Vs. Machine: The Game of Go'' Go is an apparently simple game in which players place black or white pieces on the board one at a time, with the goal of encircling (and then removing) the other player's stones. At each move, a multiplicity of possiblities exists. Experts say powerful computers can have trouble recognizing patterns of play that human players find easy to see. ''Seeing Subtle Patterns'' In this hypothetical game, the corner positions are very similar, but the results very different: the black stones in the lower right corner are ''dead,'' about to be hemmed in; those in the upper left are ''alive.

Twitter writes 140-character thank you note in tenth anniversary ad

The two-and-a-half minute ad takes the form of a thank you note penned to its users around the world, and it succinctly covers what makes Twitter unique. Much of the spot focuses on Twitter's utility as a breaking news platform, with clips from events like 2011's Arab Spring and the tsunami that devastated Japan that same year. Social activism is also highlighted by movements like #BringBackOurGirls, #blacklivesmatter, and #LoveWins. Of course, there's also a section dedicated to viral videos and GIFs that spread across Twitter like wildfire.

Google used to ask these interview questions, but they're so hard they were banned

Google used to ask these interview questions, but they're so hard they were banned

These 21 Enormous Man Made Holes Will Give You Vertigo

Nietzsche said: if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes back into you. If we look deep into these man made holes we might face our own monstrosity we fight ever since, or witness humankind’s majesty.

Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s: Which is tougher? | ZDNet

New tests pit Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge against Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Do the waterproofing claims hold true? Which is the toughest smartphone?

This Is Why You Don't Ask The Internet To Name Things

Great Britain’s Natural Environment Research Council has a £200 million polar research vessel set for construction, and for some reason, they decided it was a good idea to ask the internet to come up with a name for it.

Apple co-founder: 'This isn't the company Apple was originally'

In January , Tim Cook said that he wasn’t revealing the specific sales figures so that the company could keep its competitors in the dark, which isn’t a move we see a lot from Apple – it tends to shout pretty loudly about its ‘wins’ for its rivals to hear.

Your old Amazon Kindle needs an update to stay online

Most Kindle updates focus on nice-to-have improvements , but this is one you won't want to ignore. Amazon is warning owners of pre-2013 Kindles (that is, the original Kindle Paperwhite and earlier) that they need to update to recent software before March 22nd if they want to stay online. If you're rocking one of the older e-readers and don't heed the advice, you'll lose access to the Kindle Store, your books in the cloud, and anything else that depends on Kindle services -- basically, some of the reasons you bought a Kindle in the first place.

How to turn any iOS or Android smartphone (or tablet) into a satellite phone | ZDNet

If you venture into places where there's no cellphone coverage, then a satellite phone might be just the thing you need to be able to keep in touch with civilization. With the Iridium Go! hotspot you can turn any smartphone into a satellite phone.

Hacklet 100 – The 2016 Hackaday Prize

We start with [Patrick Joyce] and  Raimi’s Arm – Bionic Arm for Kids . Raimi was born with an arm which ends just below the elbow. She’s still a kid – and growing, which means she will quickly grow out of any prosthetic. This has placed bionic arms out of her reach. [Patrick] saw a plea from Raimi’s father for help. 3D printed arms for the disabled are a thing, but [Patrick] couldn’t find one which fit the bill for Raimi. So he’s set out to design one himself. This will be an open source project which anyone with the proper tools can replicate. [Patrick] has already created several test rigs, and is well on the way to building an arm for Raimi and others!

The Behind-the-Scenes Fight Between Apple and the FBI

This story, based on interviews with more than a dozen government officials, technology executives and attorneys tracking the case, charts the 18-month period between the iOS 8 release and San Bernardino attacks—revealing the complicated, up-and-down nature of Washington's relationship with Silicon Valley. At times, Apple and the White House enjoyed good ties, even working together to persuade China not to force phone makers to give authorities a key to unlock a handset's encryption.  The administration also didn't give in to FBI lobbying for new legislation that would make it easier to unlock data on mobile devices with warrants.  

PlayStation VR vs PC Oculus Rift vs Vive Comparison Chart - PlayStation 4 Wiki Guide - IGN

Next-generation gaming platforms are introducing new virtual reality peripherals designed to enhance users interaction with games. This page compares Sony's PlayStation VR headset, (formerly Project Morpheus) with Oculus VR's Oculus Rift for PC and the HTC Vive.

LG's Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE returns to AT&T

AT&T isn't just banking on the LG G5 to start its spring with a bang. After months of sorting out glitches , LG is re-launching the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE on AT&T as of today. The cellular-linked, NumberSync -friendly Android Wear piece is available for $18 per month on a 20-month installment plan ($360 total), or $100 if you buy it alongside a G5 on an AT&T Next plan. That's before the $10 per month you'll need to pay to add the smartwatch to your shared data plan, we'd add. If you absolutely need to stay online when your phone is at home, though, this might hit the spot.

Here's when you can stop signing your emails with 'best'

If you go on vacation for a week and return to the office with a list of questions for your boss, who you haven’t spoken to or seen since you went away, it’s probably best to begin that first email back with a pleasantry such as “Good Morning,” “Hope you’ve been well,” or, if your manager was the one on holiday, “Welcome back” — even if you and your supervisor usually skip the greeting or small talk. Minding time lapses is also important for exchanges with outside clients or vendors. If you’re in touch once a week or just a couple times a month, it may be appropriate to start off the initial message after some time has passed with the go-to intro and the appropriate closing signature.

FLASH: Johns Hopkins Researchers Poke a Hole In Apple's Encryption - Breaking911

Apple’s growing arsenal of encryption techniques – shielding data on devices as well as real-time video calls and instant messages – has spurred the U.S. government to sound the alarm that such tools are putting the communications of terrorists and criminals out of the reach of law enforcement.

Telltale reveals the first details of its 'Batman' game series

As for the general style? It'll be set in the modern day and should have the gritty vibe of an "R-rated film," but it won't be realistic. Much akin to Telltale's flagship The Walking Dead adaptation, you should expect comic book art brought to life (with the influences of artists from the past 75 years, the company says). You won't see companions like Robin or Nightwing surface, either. It's far too soon to say whether or not the game will be any good -- we don't even know what villains are involved yet -- but it's evident that Telltale doesn't want to simply rehash the stories from other developers.

Etsy's New Paid Parental Leave Policy Is Designed To Counteract Gender Bias

Research shows that both mothers and fathers face biases and unique pressures at work. Compared to women without children, mothers are half as likely to be recommended for a promotion and offered an average of $11,000 less in salary. Fathers who take leave also experience lower performance ratings and steeper reductions in future earnings. This is wrong-headed. As a business, Etsy needs people who are clear on our priorities, motivated, and focused on achieving our long-term goals, and we know that being a parent is not mutually exclusive to being this type of employee. In fact, we believe that policies that retain talented parents strengthen our overall employee base.

Why 'Batman v Superman' will be terrible, by a Superman fangirl

Yes, in the comics, Clark Kent grew up an outcast, hiding his power in a small town, feeling alone. But he also grew up with two loving and devoted parents, who instilled him with their values and taught him about the best mankind had to offer. That is established in every incarnation of the hero, from every comics reboot to every other TV show and film. This Superman would not let his father die when he had the power to do something about it. He would not walk the Earth feeling utterly alone when he had at least those two in his corner. No way he would let a city get basically destroyed with their voices in his ear.

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53 The World's Tiniest Rube Goldberg Machine Made of Watch Parts Is a Masterpiece
54 Old Kindles will be disconnected from the internet unless you update by Tuesday
55 Twitter celebrates 10 years of tweets around the world
56 The CEO of $300 million company Refinery29 reveals what it was like running a media startup back when no one thought it was cool
57 Usable Privacy Shows You What Privacy Policies Actually Mean, in Plain English
58 Sad Bill Murray is your new March Madness meme
59 Robots Are Getting Really Good at Running
60 Disaster looms in Hillary's fantasy campaign. Dick Nixon has some advice.
61 Twitter is turning 10. Will it see 20?
62 How to Share PDF Files Using WhatsApp on iPhone
63 Samsung Accessories for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
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65 Inside the Starburst-sized box that could save the Internet
66 Airbnb now books stays in Cuba for everyone
67 Ben Affleck confirms his massive back tattoo of a phoenix is fake
68 Brian Benchoff on Twitter
69 Live blog: The Apple iPhone SE event
70 How real businesses are using machine learning
71 Adam Savage on Twitter
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74 How the demonization of emulation devalues gaming’s heritage
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76 How a simple SIM card makes farmers more efficient—and possibly saves lives
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78 For rockets going farther than ever, you need the world’s best and biggest tools
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82 Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells
83 Gallery: The sculpture garden at the bottom of the sea
84 My year of saying yes to everything
85 Tesla is about to unveil its most important car
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