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There are so many cameos in the new Entourage trailer

There's a new trailer out for the brofest of the year Entourage movie that introduces a whole lot of problems and a whole lot of cameos. Seriously, there's like 15 seconds of this trailer just...

Imperial Star Destroyer drone patrols the skies above France - CNET

A French maker who creates incredible "Star Wars" drones is back with another. This time, he flies a modded Imperial Star Destroyer sure to strike fear into the heart of any Rebel in its path.

Tom Hanks acts out every Tom Hanks movie in 8 minutes

Tom Hanks and James Corden recreated dozens of Hanks' best films, from 'Forrest Gump' to 'Toy Story.'

Lakers start first Asian-American backcourt in NBA history

Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson claimed a spot in NBA history by starting for the Lakers on Tuesday night.

Russia's newest armored vehicle swims and picks its own shots

Russia's latest armored prototype was recently spotted rehearsing for the nation's upcoming May 9th Victory Day parade following more than half a dec

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Jeremy Clarkson dropped from Top Gear, BBC confirms

Clarkson may be popular with the audience, and the BBC really did not want to lose him, but this was a star who admitted he was on his final warning and a corporation that was under intense scrutiny over what its top talent can and cannot get away with.

iZombie: "Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?" Review - IGN

I am concerned about how long the psychic angle can last. Clive isn't dumb. I could see a world where he realizes not everything is on the up and up with Liv but doesn't care since she's getting results. If that's the case, we'll eventually need a scene with him laying those thoughts out. It's not necessary yet since Clive's only just begun working with Liv, but the reveal has to be around the corner. Until then, I'll keep enjoying Clive's sarcasm and "are you crazy?" expressions.

Costa Rica hits 75 days powered entirely by renewable energy - CNET

The Costa Rican geothermal project will consist of three plants, the first of which will generate 55 MW, and the two others that will generate 50 MW apiece. This energy is expected to generate electricity at a cost of around five cents per kilowatt hour, and will help Costa Rica achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by the year 2021.

22 Reasons Why Web Publishers Need Eye-Tracking

“Eye tracking gives you the only valid way of measuring shelf visibility, because it’s fully a behavioral measure. If you ask consumers attitudinally what they saw on shelf, you’re not going to get accurate information, because recall is biased by brand familiarity. If a shopper sees a soda shelf, she will ‘remember’ seeing Coke and Pepsi, even if they weren’t actually on the shelf.”

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Facebook worked these developers hard but they don't mind

In all cases, though, the developers said that they had a great experience working with Facebook. In fact, they said, Facebook brought them down to the Menlo Park campus to work closely with the Messenger team as they prepared for launch day.

Facebook Launches Messenger Platform For Content Tools And Chat With Businesses

Today at its F8 conference , Facebook announced its new Messenger Platform that will allow its 600 million users to create and share content with third-party tools, and communicate directly with businesses rather than calling or emailing them. The content tools platform and apps from initial partners including ESPN, JibJab, and Giphy, will become in an Messenger update available today. Facebook is working with a limited set of partners for business chat, which will roll out sometime in the future.

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YouTube to relaunch livestreaming service with focus on esports and gaming

Much of YouTube’s live content has long been dominated by foreign language news, obscure sports events, or hastily assembled Hangouts sessions. A new approach has been long overdue. So when Variety announced that Google was in talks to acquire the gaming streaming platform Twitch for $1 billion last summer, many assumed this would be the company's next step in the streaming business. When that deal fell through, allegedly due to “antitrust concerns,” Amazon swooped in.

PayPal to pay $7.7 million in sanctions case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - PayPal, the electronic payments firm, agreed to pay $7.7 million to settle charges by the U.S. Treasury Department that it violated numerous sanctions programs against countries that include Iran, Cuba and Sudan, Treasury said on Wednesday.

Giphy + Messenger, Giphy’s First Mobile App, Brings GIFs Directly Into Facebook Messenger

Users who download the Giphy + Messenger app will be able to search through Giphy’s entire database, choose a particular GIF, and insert that GIF directly into Facebook Messenger with a single tap. Facebook Messenger Platform gives attribution to the apps that integrate with it, meaning that all Giphy GIFs in Facebook Messenger will have a little Giphy logo on the bottom.

Facebook Is Testing Continuous Autoplay for Videos

In this new test, if you don’t click on a “related video” after a certain amount of time following the end of your video (Facebook is testing different lengths), the next video in the queue will start playing on its own.

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You can now buy 'Becoming Steve Jobs' on Amazon and iBookstore

Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half-genius, half-jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike. Becoming Steve Jobs answers the central question about the life and career of the Apple cofounder and CEO: How did a young man so reckless and arrogant that he was exiled from the company he founded become the most effective visionary business leader of our time, ultimately transforming the daily life of billions of people?

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Hey, New Orleans, Let’s Talk Startups Tonight

Good morrow, good citizens of New Orleans, I bid thee attend an impromptu meet and greet in your fair city tonight at 7:30pm at sublime Barcadia, a strange land full of libation of merriment. I’m in town for NOEW and I’ll be speaking tomorrow morning but I’d like to get to know some of the startups in the area and I can think of no better place than in a location that serves booze.

Top 7 reasons people unsubscribe from your email list

In particular, beware of “image-heavy emails – emails that look like a poster more than an email,” says Philip Storey, head of global strategy & insights consulting, Lyris , a provider of digital marketing solutions. “Over 50 percent of emails are opened on mobile devices, and mobile devices struggle to download images,” he explains. “Therefore, if you hide your awesome value proposition in an image, people won't see the content and are more likely to unsubscribe.” Therefore, if you don’t want people deleting your emails, or worse, unsubscribing, “make sure that your email renders correctly across all devices,” says Paley. “Using a tool like Litmus is incredibly helpful because it allows you to see how your mailer looks across all platforms, so that you can tweak code accordingly if there are any issues.” Or just make sure that the email template or campaign manager you use is mobile friendly.

Android flaw puts personal data at risk for millions

Nearly half of Android devices are vulnerable to an attack that could replace a legitimate app with malicious software that can collect sensitive data from a phone.

Paradise Lost: How Moreover Won & Lost The Real-Time Web

This switch in focus was a great shame. It’s tempting to wonder how far Moreover could’ve gone in the consumer Web market, considering that another golden era (which came to be termed ‘Web 2.0′) was just around the corner. Consider that Moreover had built a pioneering news syndication and distribution service. It had virtually cornered the consumer market for this, with its near blanket coverage on the major search engines of the era. The only major search engine Moreover wasn’t featured on was Google. But at the time, 2000–2001, Google was a distant second to Moreover on real-time news. Google wasn’t yet a big threat.

Facebook now lets you embed videos elsewhere on the web

At last, that cute puppy video you saw on Facebook won't have to stay on Facebook. The internet giant has announced an embeddable player that lets you put that adorable clip on other websites. There's not much magic to it -- all you do is copy and paste code and drop it into your blog or forum post. It's a simple addition, but it'll help a lot if you'd rather not track down a video on other services (or re-upload it yourself) just to share it with the rest of the world.

Facebook introduces an embedded video player

At its F8 conference today, Facebook announced it is introducing a video player that can be embedded onto other sites – finally.

NASA’s Opportunity Rover Completes a Martian Marathon

Investigations like this are part of the reason why it took Opportunity 11 years to complete a marathon. The rover’s mission is to explore. Every day on Mars, it drove up to interesting geological features and spent time inspecting them, in much the same way that a geologist kneels down to examine a rock with a brush and magnifying glass. The rover has been busy every day of those 11 years, and while the Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 2 moon rover traveled 24.2 miles (39 kilometers) in only five months, it stopped a mere three kilometers shy of being the first to make the historic milestone. But on July 27, 2014, Opportunity overtook Lunokhod 2’s record for longest distance travelled by a vehicle outside of Earth, and then went on to cross the metaphoric marathon tape.

47 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Winter 2015 Demo Day 2

Y Combinator got so big, it had to split its Demo Day in two. During today’s second wave we saw a variety of promising biotech, marketplace, enterprise, and financial tech startups. Yesterday we chronicled 50 consumer, B2B, developer, and hardware companies .

Cyanogen wants to seize Android from Google, and now it has the cash to do it

But in other parts of the world — including mainland China — Google services aren't actually a big draw. In fact, most customers in mainland China have never even used the Google Play store or other Google services. Google left China five years ago over issues with government censorship, and as a result, most of the flavors of Android available on Chinese devices are based off the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and bundled with non-Google services.


It’s inescapable. Marketing is increasingly a technical discipline. Data and algorithms allow us to scale up the reach while refining targeting and personalization. But most brands are selling products that can’t be instrumented as easily as a digital product, especially after purchase. Ashu Garg of Foundation Capital will talk with Doug Miliken, VP, Global Brand Development, Clorox, Jeremy Wacksman, VP, Marketing & Product, Zillow about the challenges facing both traditional and digital brands. How can CPG brands monitor digital attribution the way mobile-first businesses do? And should they? Can a strictly digital brand like Zillow learn a few new tricks from an old dog like Clorox?

Facebook expands messaging service features

The new features mark Facebook's latest effort to transform its mobile messaging service into a full-featured platform with the same pull with consumers and businesses as its flagship 1.4-billion user social network.

Java collections tutorial: Learn lists, maps and more

Many data structures have been developed so programmers can store and retrieve values efficiently. The Java API provides implementations of common data structures and algorithms, as well as a framework to organize them. In this free PDF download, you will learn how to work with lists, sets, maps and other collections.

Scientists may have identified a gene that causes severe autism in women

Still, finding that these mutations occur more often in people with severe autism doesn’t mean the mutations cause the disorder or its symptoms. So, the researchers tinkered with the genes of zebrafish, to make the animals express the mutations. The researchers found that the mutations caused problems in a biological pathway —  a set of molecular changes that are linked in the body — that has previously been associated with autism. Researchers then moved to mice, where they muted the CTNND2 gene. As a result, neurons in the hippocampus, a sea horse-shaped area which is important for long-term memory, didn't "talk" to each other as much.

Watch out Google: Delphi gives Ars a ride in its self-driving car

To demonstrate its progress in the self-driving car scene, Delphi asked Ars to come down and do a ride-along in its tricked out Audi SQ5—which the company will send on the world’s first autonomous-vehicle cross-country road trip next week. The trip is not a stunning announcement, but an indicator of just how far autonomous vehicles have come. Until just a few years ago, self-driving cars were the purview of science fiction. Even just last year, you could probably count the number of people who had been in a self driving car in a short tally, and automakers were heralding stop-and-go cruise control as the cutting edge of technology that would be coming to a wide range of cars in the next few years. Today, the self-driving technology is being fully realized in many labs, not just Google's, and tomorrow is just over the horizon.

Justified: "Trust" Review - IGN

Boon is the Last Real Bad Guy, I guess - or likely the last one who will get shot by Raylan. He fills the Uncle Jack role from Breaking Bad of character-we-need-to-eliminate-to-provide-some-sense-of-justice-for-the-viewers-at-the-end. His appearance could have just been a vague idea of good/bad or extremely cartoonishly bad, but the creators decided to lean heavily on giving him some definition in the fourth-to-last episode of the series. It was a bold choice, but one that paid off really well. The scene in the diner where he's just being a jerk to some hipster coffee bartender was a brilliant, cool, swelling of animosity and dangerousness. Boon was aggressive in a very unpleasant way. There was a sense Boon could have done just about anything there. He adds a nice creepy touch to the end of the series. This was way better than his last scene with Loretta.

9 compelling reasons to keep your old PC instead of upgrading

Exact performance depends on the power of your host machine and your home network, however. Steam in-home streaming hosts games on your primary PC, then allows you to stream that signal to another laptop in your house, kind of like a Netflix for gaming. How good is it? So good that I’ve put off getting a new laptop to replace my 5-year-old model and simply stream games around my house.

Amazon’s On-Demand Services Marketplace Launches Monday

Amazon’s Angie’s List competitor, called “Amazon Local Services,” has been rebranded as “Amazon Home Services” ahead of a larger launch happening Monday, sources familiar with the plans tell TechCrunch. The site, which previously featured only a limited number of service offerings in a handful of select markets, has also recently expanded to include a much larger number of categories of services as well as additional cities around the U.S.

Riding in Mercedes' luxurious, self-driving car of the future

Indeed, the demonstration vehicle in front of me isn't even fully autonomous; it's programmed only to go along a predetermined path on the Alameda runway. Still, the car isn't without technological marvels. "You know KITT? With David Hasselhoff?" asks Klaus Millerferli, a researcher for Mercedes-Benz, a few minutes before our demonstration. "I'll call it over like that." Rather than using a Comlink watch to summon our ride, however, Millerferli takes out his iPhone and launches an app. He taps in the number of passengers -- there are four of us -- to tell the car how many doors to open, and then taps a button to beckon it over. As the car makes its way to us, Millerferli points out that the LEDs are blue, which indicates the car is in autonomous mode. If someone were behind the wheel manually driving the car, the light would be white.

Tennessee fights for its right to squash municipal broadband expansion

Tennessee isn't going to give up its restriction on municipal broadband without a fight. "[T]he FCC has unlawfully inserted itself between the State of Tennessee and the State’s own political subdivisions," Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery wrote in the state's petition to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. "The State of Tennessee, as a sovereign and a party to the proceeding below, is aggrieved and seeks relief on the grounds that the Order: (1) is contrary to the United States Constitution; (2) is in excess of the Commission’s authority; (3) is arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion within the meaning of the Administrative Procedure Act; and (4) is otherwise contrary to law."

Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House

WASHINGTON—As the federal government was wrapping up its antitrust investigation of Google Inc., company executives had a flurry of meetings with top officials at the White House and Federal Trade Commission, the agency running the probe.

Facebook's Parse announces new SDKs for the 'Internet of Things'

Facebook’s mobile app development platform, Parse, is about to enter you home. At its F8 conference today, the company announced Parse is coming to the ‘Internet of Things.’

The Best Apple iPhone 6 Cases

Luckily, case options abound when you own an iPhone. We've rounded up some of our favorite cases for the iPhone 6 here, so peruse the slideshow to find your match. And check back for updates, as new cases are always popping up left and right. If you've opted for the larger model, be sure to check out our roundup of iPhone 6 Plus cases .

Ellen Pao's lawyer: Kleiner Perkins is not 'above the law'

SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers from each side of a high-profile gender bias suit sought to connect the dots of their respective cases during closing arguments on Tuesday as the month-long trial that has gripped Silicon Valley rounds into its home stretch.

Sex-Bias Trial Takes Big Toll on Kleiner

Not exactly a balanced article...Kleiner has already been found guilty by Gage and Elder..As a former VP of HR I have been faced with this dilemma many times..Firstly, I have no idea if Ms. Pao's charges are correct or justified...But when charges like this are brought the management people who have to make the hard decisions are faced with two possibilities...#1. The charges are justified or probable..Rarely is this a black and white situation...In these cases the company immediately tries to reach a settlement with the accuser..#2. The charges are not justified and usually the result of a disgruntled employee, who came in second in the corporate rat race, and fell back on race, gender, sexual persuasion, etc. as an excuse for their failure..In these cases companies can stand on principle or fold...Lots of factors come to play in that decision...This case is being tried in San Francisco..I would fold in a heartbeat and make the best settlement possible.  If Texas, I would fight.

FTC wants to keep closer watch on the Internet of Things

The agency is creating an Office of Technology Research and Investigation, whose goal is to examine “privacy, data security, connected cars, smart homes, algorithmic transparency, emerging payment methods, big data, and the Internet of Things.”

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The price of shame

"Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop," says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes a hard look at our online culture of humiliation, and asks for a different way.

Alan Lomax's Massive Archive Goes Online

The Association for Cultural Equity is housed in a rundown building near the Lincoln Tunnel in Manhattan. Most of Lomax's original recordings and notes are now stored at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. But Fleming says the New York offices still exude the DIY vibe they had when Lomax was working there — right down to the collection of castoff chairs and desks, none of which seem to match.

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.

8 TED Talks to watch before public speaking

If you’ve got a presentation to give at work or school — or are perhaps getting ready to speak at a TEDx event? — we recommend these talks to help get you pumped up.

The 9 limits of our planet ... and how we've raced past 4 of them

Johan Rockström says humanity has already raced past four of the nine boundaries keeping our planet hospitable to modern life. Writer John Carey digs into the “planetary boundary” theory — and why Rockström says his isn’t, actually, a doomsday message.We’ve been lucky, we humans: For many millennia, we’ve been on a pretty stable — and resilient — planet. As our civilizations developed, we’ve transformed the landscape by cutting down forests and growing crops. We’ve created pollution, and driven plants and animals extinct. Yet our planet has kept spinning along, supporting us, more or less stable and in balance. Going forward, scientists have recently proposed, all we need to do is stay within some limits, nine upper boundaries for bad behavior.


But the mapmaker would have run into a problem: The vagaries of wind, sea and imperfect records inevitably threw off the measurements, so that upon completing his vicarious journey, the mapmaker wouldn’t land exactly on his starting spot. So he would have had to nudge his ports around to spread out the error. If he did the same thing again using a different set of sailing records, he would end up with ports in slightly different locations, and he would need to tweak the results again. No two of his charts would be exactly the same, and none would be quite right. The mystery is how he managed to reconcile all this contradictory, incomplete information into one brilliantly precise chart of the Mediterranean that allowed mariners to visualize, for the first time, the sea on which they’d spent their lives sailing. 

To Pimp a Butterfly: Kendrick Lamar's new album is perfect

It’s a strange feeling. Music can elicit a number of emotions — tears, unbridled happiness, a wave of calmness, a strong stank face — but fear usually isn’t drawn out by music. It’s not something that artists strive to pull out of their audience. And yet that’s where I found myself on Sunday night, sitting in a restaurant in Harlem when I got the message that Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album To Pimp A Butterfly had been released a week before its March 23rd date. I wasn’t ready. I didn’t want to hear it yet. I needed time to prepare. There’s too much riding on this album.

Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House

In my opinion, this is a confused tale. First, anti-trust law is wrongheaded. There has never actually been a monopoly such as this law imagines, and there is no danger of such a monopoly these days, especially regarding internet-based businesses.  The government has no business interfering in business -- reading part of the document imbedded in the story I was struck by how much effort went into analyzing Google's business practices -- wasted effort because the lawyers involved have no experience or understanding and almost certainly reach incorrect conclusions. They are in search of anti-trust violations to make stars of themselves, so of course they will find anti-trust violations. Given this sad state of affairs, you can't blame Google for working hard to "educate" the White House and FTC by employing lobbyists. The danger we raise when we give the government the power to "regulate" business is that they will regulate badly, impose inefficiencies, and do much damage.

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