5 Nintendo Switch Games to Buy on Launch Day
Nintendo's newest game console arrives March 3. These are the games to get.
NASA released a ton of software for free and here’s some you should try
NASA has just published its 2017-2018 software catalog, which lists the many apps, code libraries and tools that pretty much anyone can download and use. Of..
Watch World View explain its unique approach to space business and tourism
World View's new spaceport in Tucson, Arizona is focused on a unique task: Launching high altitude balloons that will take equipment, and eventually people,..
This incredibly cheap house was 3D printed in just 24 hours
An on-site house 3D printed in Russia offers a glimpse into what the future of construction might look like.
Two Dave Chappelle stand-up specials hit Netflix March 21st
Both sets are from Dave's 'personal vault' -- an all-new special is due later this year.
New Nokia 3310 will be practically unusable in many countries, including US
Residents of the US, Canada and Australia hoping to get the new Nokia 3310 better curb their enthusiasm as the phone will be practically unusable there.
Will Ride-Hail Be Free By 2021? The Startup Ad Platform Vugo Says Yes | Fast Company | The Future Of Business
The company is betting that passengers will soon travel in autonomous vehicles for free as long as they don’t mind watching ads—including political ones.
Only ice can slow down the terrifying fence-climbing robot
Since the world first saw Ghost Robotics' Minitaur robot last September, our best scientists have been racking their brains, asking themselves one question: how do you escape from a robot that can...
Teaching robots to adjust their grip the way humans do
Pick up that can. Now say you had to put it down on its side rather than its base, how would you go about doing it? Very easily and without thinking about it,..
Music Audience Exchange wants to get musicians paid
In the late 1990s, Volkswagen approached the music label Rykodisc with a proposition. They wanted to take the music of a then-obscure singer-songwriter from..
Police Body Cameras Will Do More Than Just Record You | Fast Company | The Future Of Business
Upgrades like face matching, live streams, and AI–part of an industry push–raise questions about the use of police video.
Yelp is making it possible to find businesses with gender-neutral bathrooms
Yelp is rolling out the ability to see if restaurants and other businesses have gender-neutral bathrooms. In the next couple of weeks, people will also be able to search for businesses on Yelp that have gender-neutral restrooms. To be clear, gender-neutral bathrooms are single-stall bathrooms that lock and are accessible to all genders.
Google will release a new Pixel phone this year
"There is an annual rhythm in the industry. So, you can count on us to follow it," Osterloh told Android Pit in a briefing at Mobile World Congress. "You can count on a successor this year, even if you don't hear a date from me now." In response to questions regarding a low cost Pixel, the Google executive simply told reporters: "the Pixel stays premium."
Here's everything in the day one update for the Nintendo Switch
That's because the console that ships to retail stores and homes
on March 3 requires an update to light up the aforementioned
functionality. It's a common practice, known as a "day one"
update — you connect the console to your home internet, and the
console pulls down a file that updates the system.
A single Bitcoin is now worth more than an ounce of gold
Does this mean you should ditch gold and buy Bitcoin, or vice versa? Based on just this one fact, absolutely not. Bitcoin's price has been incredibly volatile in the past, and though the past several months look very solid, a number of questions loom over the digital currency, most important of which is the Bitcoin community's inability to reach a consensus over blockchain block size .
NBCUniversal invests $500 million in Snap
Evan Spiegel and his talented team have done an outstanding job building Snap into an extremely innovative and relevant company, attracting a massive, dedicated and young audience. Over the last year, we have partnered with Snap frequently. Most notably, we produced a pop-up Discover channel which featured Olympic content produced by BuzzFeed. Throughout the Rio Games, this content generated over two billion views. On the heels of that success, we are already planning an expanded partnership with Snapchat and BuzzFeed for the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. Our entertainment programs have been among the first shows to launch a Snapchat series, including The Voice, SNL and E! News’ The Rundown. We expect to launch even more Snapchat shows with additional NBCU brands in the coming weeks.
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos wants to start shipping packages to the Moon
Blue Origin’s “proprietary and confidential” white paper was authenticated by Post reporter Christian Davenport, who presumably had to ask his boss (Bezos owns The Washington Post ). In the document, Bezos says he hopes to push NASA to develop “incentives to the private sector to demonstrate a commercial lunar cargo delivery service” by 2020, enabling an Earth-to-Moon equivalent of Amazon Prime. The report also includes a description of a new Blue Moon vehicle that would carry as much as 10,000 pounds of cargo, and land on the Moon’s sunny South Pole.
Spotify reaches 50 million paying users
The streaming firm clocked 40 million ‘Premium’ subscribers in September 2016, having hit the 30 million mark in March, so the growth rate has continued to be fairly consistent. Aside from its $9.99 paid plan, Spotify also offers a more limited free option that it monetizes via ads. In June last year, the company disclosed that it had reached 100 million registered users — including paying and non-paying users — but we haven’t had a newer figure since then.
If it doesn't work, it's not a failure, it's data.
'Destiny 2' will not carry over your character progress from 'Destiny'
The team won't completely forget about players who've spent hundreds or even thousands of hours with their Guardians, though. If you've reached level 20 on a Guardian and finished the Black Garden story mission, you'll be able to carry over that Guardian's class, race, gender, face, hair and marking selections. Additionally, you will receive "honors that reflect your Destiny 1 accomplishments."
Nintendo hooked me as a kid. Can the Switch win over my son?
Nintendo ignited my lifelong interest in video games. Soon, it'll be my son's turn, and the Switch console might just be what does it.
Jeff Bezos is planning a delivery service for the moon
WP says the company has been circulating a seven-page white paper to NASA officials and Trump's transition team containing the project's details. Apparently, Blue Moon will be able to carry up to 10,000 pounds of cargo to space and can be launched on top of the Space Launch System, United Launch Alliance's Atlas V or Blue Origin's own New Glenn rocket.
Amazon plans to release new Alexa devices that can make phone calls and work as intercoms
A Nucleus spokesperson said in a statement that the startup “cannot speak to Amazon’s plans” but “when we think about the future of connected devices within the home, Nucleus is focused on building the future of simple family communication. There are plenty of other video platforms out there, and will likely be many more, but none that let you see your loved ones in under a second with one simple tap or voice command."
Facebook adds City Guides to become your new travel companion
Facebook might be getting into the tourism market. The social media giant has introduced a new feature that aims to give users suggestions for events and places to visit in numerous cities across the globe.
Amazon Echo: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic
Amazon's smart speaker dominance may be facing a challenge from Google, but the Echo line is still on top. Find out all you need to know about it in this smart person's guide.
The 25 laptops with the best battery life
Note that these scores reflect the specific configurations we tested, and that screen resolution and CPU choice are some of the major factors that affect battery life. Those factors -- and the apps you're running on the machines in question -- mean that you shouldn't expect identical day-to-day battery life as shown here. But the general trends should hold true.
Seth Meyers breaks down the latest upheaval in the Trump camp
In the video above, Meyers takes us through a blow by blow account of what's happening in the Trump camp — including the controversy over Attorney General Jeff Sessions' undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador last year while he was a senator.
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Uber rethinks defiance, will apply for self-driving car permit in California
The DMV also told the Mercury News that the department has issued temporary permits for two of Uber’s self-driving vehicles that had their registrations revoked in December, but the cars aren’t permitted to drive in self-driving mode until Uber’s testing permit is officially issued. For now, the cars make the rounds on California roads for mapping purposes only.
Here’s everything you need to know about the state of autonomous cars
Many call 2016 the year of self-driving cars. With the incredible number of announcements from this year’s CES and the Detroit Auto Show, 2017 could likely follow suit. One trend that made headlines toward the end of last year and also in 2017, shed light on the series of hurdles autonomous cars face as they drive themselves into reality.
Hi guys. I have been wanting to build my own cpu, and decided to try to get some experience by trying to design an 8080 clone in a logic simulator on my computer. I have been looking over the architecture, and it doesn't seem that difficult so far. One thing that I am trying to understand is the setup for the ALU. I know that the 8080 can only perform arithmetic/logic functions on the accumulator, so it makes sense that the accumulator is attached directly to one side of the ALU. But according to this image of the architecture on wikipedia ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_8080#/media/File:Intel_8080_arch.svg ), there is a latch between the accumulator and the ALU. I am wondering why this is necessary. Since the ALU always operates on the accumulator, why doesn't the output of the accumulator feed directly into the ALU? If anybody could help me figure this out, I would apprecite it.
The 10 best DSLRs you can buy right now
At the opposite end of the spectrum to some of the full-frame DSLRs here, the D3300 is cheap as chips, has one of the sharpest APS-C sensors there is and a neat retracting kit lens. It's proof that you don't have to pay a fortune to get a great camera, and we say its sheer value for money makes it just as impressive as much more advanced (and much more expensive) alternatives. It has the same 24-megapixel non-antialiased sensor as the best of Nikon's APS-C format DSLRs, and although the controls are designed to be simple for novices, in the right hands the little D3300 is a match for cameras costing far more. Recently replaced by the D3400 , the spec and design is pretty much identical, but the newer model offers better connectivity. If that isn't a key consideration, the D3300 is the better buy.
Uber loses challenge over English language tests for London drivers
“While we are glad the court agreed with us on the other measures TfL tried to impose this is a deeply disappointing outcome for tens of thousands of drivers who will lose their livelihoods because they cannot pass an essay writing test,” Tom Elvidge, Uber’s general manager in London, said in a statement. “We’ve always supported spoken English skills, but writing an essay has nothing to do with communicating with passengers or getting them safely from A to B.”
Windows 10: Microsoft promises updates will soon be smaller and easier to delay - TechRepublic
For users of the Pro, Enterprise and Education editions, there will be new options for admins to defer updates . As is the case at present, these editions will be able to defer receiving updates for at least four months. However, cumulative monthly quality updates will be able to be delayed for up to 30 days after their release to a servicing branch and feature updates by up to 365 days after their release to a branch. Updates will also be able to be paused for up to 35 hours, and Active Hours, the period during which Windows won't automatically restart, will be able to be expanded to an 18-hour interval.
Chevrolet to offer unlimited in-car data for $20 per month
In-car Wi-Fi is rapidly rapidly being seen not as a luxury, but rather as an essential feature of a new car. And why shouldn’t it? From navigation, to merely keeping your kids entertained, it can make long journeys that bit more bearable.
Netflix Officially Releasing Too Many Prestige Project Trailers For Us To Keep Track
A recent flurry of high-profile trailers from Netflix is enough to leave the internet's collective head spinning. Here's our recap attempt.
VR film series shows how you can help save young lives in 360 degrees
"What we do at Epic is more than VR," Mars said. "We want to change the act of giving. The goal is to give tools to more people, and say it's not hard. You don't have to be Bill Gates to give money. You don't have to work for the U.N. to do good."
Fake your way to art connoisseur with this 'Shazam for art' app
Smartify is a new app for art-lovers (real or not) that can identify paintings and give you instant commentary and extra information beyond what says on the plaque beneath it. Users will be able to kiss shoddy audio guides goodbye and receive their own curation through their smartphones.
Japan Forced to Shut Down Two Cameras on Venus Probe
Following an unexpected energy surge, Japan’s space agency has hit the pause button on two of the five cameras aboard its Venus-orbiting Akatsuki spacecraft. It’s a bad sign for the troubled orbiter, which has been exposed to more radiation than anticipated.
How to make your headphones sound better than ever
To make the most of the sound of your headphones let's start with the easy stuff. Do you have the headphone's left channel on your left ear, and the right one on your right ear? A lot of headphones don't make it so easy to distinguish between left and right channels, they might use tiny or nearly invisible "L" and "R" markings. Depending on the type of music you play, reversing left and right channels might not make much of a difference, but I always prefer to hear the stereo mix as the engineers intended. Take a moment to figure out a way to clearly identify the left and right channels on your headphone.
This robot can 3D-print and bake a pizza in six minutes
Starting later this year, the Chef 3D will appear at select theme parks, sports arenas, and malls. Compared to human workers, the robot is faster, cleaner, and more consistent, French says. Only one person is needed to work the machine, which can lay down the dough, sauce, and cheese for a 12-inch pizza in one minute, before you pop it in an oven for five.
VP Mike Pence used AOL email for state business while governor
The Indianapolis Star reports that in response to a public records request, the current governor of Indiana has released 30 pages of emails from the AOL (which is the parent company of Engadget) account of Mike Pence. The former governor and current Vice President is said to have used his personal email account for state business on a number of occasions, which the paper notes is not against Indiana law. It also notes that a number of emails were not released because the state considered them "confidential."
Bill Gates predicted the rise of Netflix and Facebook in a 1994 Playboy interview
"Think about how you find people with common interests, how you
pick a doctor, how you decide what book to read. Right now it's
hard to reach out to a broad range of people. You are tied into
the physical community near you. But in the new environment,
because of how information is stored and accessed, that community
will expand. This tool will be empowering, the infrastructure
will be built quickly and the impact will be broad."
Old Man's AOL Account Hacked
At least Podesta was using Gmail, which is more secure. Several high-profile figures using AOL have been hacked in the past, including the Bush family and CIA director John Brennan . Back in 2011, Ben Smith, now editor of BuzzFeed, argued that having an AOL email address is a kind of “status symbol” among the older elite, because it indicates that they’re “bigshots” who “couldn’t be bothered to switch, and had nothing to prove to anyone.” I’d like to imagine that this was merely a Take and not a real trend, but it’s definitely true that a lot of politicians aren’t up to speed on email security: Sarah Palin’s Yahoo account , the password to which was “popcorn,” was hacked with easy-to-find information like “her birthdate, ZIP code and information about where she met her spouse.”
An Alabama theater won't show the new 'Beauty and the Beast' because it has a gay character
"For those that do not know 'Beauty and the Beast' is
'premiering' their first homosexual character. The producer also
says at the end of the movie 'there will be a surprise for
same-sex couples.' If we can not take our 11 year old grand
daughter and 8 year old grandson to see a movie we have no
business watching it. If I can't sit through a movie with God or
Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it. I know
there will be some that do not agree with this decision. That's
fine. We are first and foremost Christians. We will not
compromise on what the Bible teaches."
Facebook is looking to buy up to 30-minute shows about things like sports, science, and gaming
Still, so far TV ad budgets have been slow to make their way onto
digital platforms. But tech companies, including recently public
Snap, Snapchat's parent company, are betting that process will
accelerate. Facebook, YouTube, and Snap want to be ready to grab
some of the $200 billion global TV ad budget if it does.
Guy Builds a Portable SNES That's Basically the Switch's Great-Great-Grandfather
And instead of gutting a controller and integrating the electronics into the housing so it looked more like a Game Boy, the hacker behind this portable console simply cut a hole and plopped a Famicom controller right into his creation. It’s not pretty, it looks heavy, and the battery life is probably atrocious, but at least this thing plays Super Mario World right out of the box. Sold!
Daimler to recall one million Mercedes globally after 51 fires
DETROIT Daimler AG ( DAIGn.DE ) said it will recall one million newer-model Mercedes-Benz vehicles worldwide due to the risk of fire, after 51 fires were reported.
Here's everything from MWC 2017 in under four minutes
Expect a few stories dissecting the trends we felt on the ground to officially put a nail in this show, but they won't make a whole lot of sense unless you've been following the news since day one. Don't worry, though, if some of the details elude you, we cooked up a quick, four-minute recap of MWC's highlights to help jog your memory. Oh, and fair warning: There's singing in this one.
Ten Deliberately Stupid Inventions That Are Still Better Than Half of Kickstarter
Thanks to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo , the internet is flooded with ridiculous gadgets, devices that over-promise and under-deliver, and straight-up scams, all vying for your cash. Maybe that’s why this Stupid Hackathon, which encourages people to invent stupid things, is so refreshing—no one is desperately begging your for money.
Why These Great Game Consoles Failed Spectacularly
There are few classes of consumer electronics that have had as exhilarating heights and as cringe-inducing lows as video game consoles. Since the Magnavox Odyssey plugged into TVs back in 1972 and delivered Pong to the masses, gaming consoles have demanded our attention.
Nintendo hooked me as a kid. Can the Switch win over my son?
Nintendo ignited my lifelong interest in video games. Soon, it'll be my son's turn, and the Switch console might just be what does it.
The SNES would make a huge but excellent handheld device
At least, that’s what appears to be the case with this guy who hacked his Super NES (or a Super Famicom, as they’re known in Japan) into one giant, portable console. I’m using the word portable liberally, as this thing looks massive compared to most handheld gaming devices nowadays. The intrepid gamer added a full color screen where the cartridge slot would be, and moved that slot to the back of the system. It’s also got speakers built in with a volume knob on the back, and a full controller embedded at the bottom of the console. Literally: the whole controller is stuck in there.
6 tips on how to use 'Deep Work' to get a job promotion - TechRepublic
Both personal and professional challenges can prevent people from engaging in deep work, Newport said. "On the personal side, it's easy to build an addiction to novel stimuli at the slightest hint of boredom," he said. "It's easy to train your mind that if you feel a little bored, you can get a quick hit of email, Facebook, or Twitter. It's especially powerful in the tech industry, that's actually creating a lot of these tools."
This wearable is like a Fitbit for your man bits
The ring, which will come with a one-year warranty, will have a Micro-USB charging port to provide six to eight hours of "live" usage (not clear if this means thrust usage or something else). It will work with a combination of "nano-chip and sensors," and pair with your device via Bluetooth. (I thought it would charge kinetically, but maybe that's just a pipe dream.)
Google, Coursera team up to offer cloud training courses | ZDNet
With 24 million users on Coursera, the educational platform gives Google a way to reach a large pool of potential talent. Google has taken other steps to help cultivate a workforce with cloud skills -- in November, the company announced it acquired Qwiklabs , a startup that offers lab-learning environments for cloud platforms and infrastructure software vendors.
WordPress.com: Create a website or blog
Every website starts with an idea. WordPress.com provides the design, features, and support to bring it to life. Choose your theme, pick a domain, select a plan, and start building your future.
MWC 2017: Everything you missed from the world's biggest phone show
Nostalgia is emotional, powerful and positive. Tech is just one of a multitude of industries to adopt a nostalgia theme. It's easy to see why: We always remember the first time we saw Star Wars or the first time we banged out an email on an original BlackBerry keyboard. But the strong counterargument to nostalgia is that it just means we've run out of ideas. Mobile World Congress did feel that way. Thanks to the 3310, the Nokia name is back in the spotlight, but will anyone actually buy the phone ? And can the KeyOne's keyboard make people forget why they ditched BlackBerry in the first place? Comebacks are heartwarming, but they're also hard.
How to Snoop-Proof Any Phone or Tablet
It’s likely that you’ve got details of your whole life stored on your phone—the people you know, the banks you’ve used, the videos you’ve wasted hours watching—and you don’t necessarily want that info getting out into the wider world. If you’re keen to lock down your handset against unwelcome visitors, you need to take a few steps.