This is the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that held Twitter hostage
Marvel movies are so big that they have a gravitational pull unto themselves, leading studios to make unprecedented deals, move toward expanded universes, and draw in filmmakers that one might not...
Q&A with Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie are one man down, but moving forward and gearing up to release a new album, hearts still prominently on their cardigan sleeves.
The life of a fashion model isn't nearly as glamorous as you imagined
Starvation, child labor, sexual abuse and grueling hours for almost no pay. Working conditions no one should experience are too often the hallmarks of a runway model's career. W...
Judge approves $415M settlement in 'no-poach' class-action case involving Apple, Google, others
Apple, Google and other parties accused of being involved in an illegal "no-poach" employee policy may be on the verge of settling the class-action complaint, after the judge overseeing the lawsuit has given initial approval for their proposed $415 million settlement.
Virtual reality gets real with Sony's Morpheus (pictures) - CNET
CNET's Eric Franklin gets a first look at Sony's Morpheus virtuality reality headset during the 2015 Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco.
Women of Twitter launch investment collective, #Angels
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Google Cardboard: Virtual Reality Sets Sights on the Mainstream
Before I start describing what it’s like to use Cardboard, let’s walk through the physical build of this thing. Google sent me kits that it uses as reference devices. These come with six numbered steps, so I followed each one, plugging the “1” piece into the “1” hole and so on until I was done. In a couple spots, I peeled off pre-configured stickers, attaching pieces of the viewer so they wouldn’t move. It took me about five minutes to assemble one viewer.
Nvidia to take on Apple TV with Shield set-top box featuring Android TV
I won't buy another TV box unless it really adds true benefit over what I have been had with Apple TV. I'll wait PATIENTLY (Apple, hear that?) for the next Apple TV which I hope as Sog35 said: iEntertainment with full iOS and 4K output (future proof) playing central role as a hub for HomeKit and entertainment. Apple TV is in the position to win, but Apple still want to wait until they can bring TV contents into it the way they want...bundled channels in such way: 10 channels for $30, 20 channels for $50, User Selectable!...oh yeah, bring it on. Hopefully, cable companies will be on board with Apple so Apple TV can put the rest TV boxes to rest.
Top MLB prospect lives by his own rules -- in a van
For almost 80 years, his father and grandfather owned and operated a small bicycle shop in car-dependent Johnson City, and their store was not only a place to sell bikes but a way to spread their family values and popularize a belief system. Play outdoors. Love the earth. Live simply. Use only what you need. Norris spent his childhood outside with his parents and his two older sisters, going for weekend bike rides and hiking trips, playing football, basketball and baseball. In school, he was a varsity star in all three, but it was baseball -- and particularly pitching -- that most aligned with his personality. Being alone on the mound reminded him of being out in the wild, where he was forced to solve his own problems and wrestle with self-doubt. "I was a good pitcher because I was already good at taking care of myself," he says. "I love having teammates behind me, but I'm not going to rely on them. It can get quiet and lonely out there when you're pitching, which drives some people crazy. But that's my favorite part."
Rumor: Apple Streaming Service Expected at WWDC
According to 9to5Mac , Apple was originally planning to launch its streaming service in early 2015. But don't expect Apple to announce anything big about Beats at its Monday event. According to unnamed sources who spoke with 9to5Mac, Apple's new music service will make its debut, or at least be announced, at June's Worldwide Developers Conference. It will probably arrive in the fall with the new iOS devices and iOS 9.
Apple to Delay Production of Larger iPads
Production of the 12.9-inch-screen iPad is now scheduled to
start around September because of delays involving the supply of
display panels, said one of the people, who asked not to be
identified because the details aren’t public. Apple had
initially planned to begin making the larger version this
quarter, people familiar with those plans had said.
Trillion-Dollar Alternative Lending Industry Is A VC Gold Mine
“The borrower is able to find loans that they otherwise weren’t able to get — either from the banking crisis or from banks tightening up their lending process — and lenders have the ability to do their diligence, see the risk and the interest rates, and make the loans they want to on an a la carte basis,” Ellman says.
Why Software Maker Fog Creek Is Helping Its Competitors Hire Women
Fog Creek doesn't get any immediate benefits, although Hall says the mentors learn a lot from working with people who have different experiences, backgrounds, and chromosomes. The justification for the program is as follows: Down the line, these women will have more experience and might apply for general developer level jobs at Fog Creek. "The payoff isn't immediate in terms of a pipeline to hire," admitted Hall. But: "Two, three, five years out, we have this huge community of female developers who are two, three, five years into their successful careers (hopefully) that have personal relationships with our internal developers." Even if those women don't want to come back to Fog Creek, they might recommend it to a female friend or colleague.
Fitbit Confirms FitStar Acquisition To Bring Training To Its Fitness Portfolio
For the last several years, Fitbit has created hardware and software designed to help consumers keep track of their activity levels. But we’ve heard the wearable maker could soon acquire FitStar, a startup which makes apps that might help motivate Fitbit customers to actually be more active.
Apple's 'iPad Pro' might include USB expansion ports, new fast charging tech
Apple's 'iPad Pro' might include USB expansion ports, new fast charging tech
By AppleInsider Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015, 11:06 pm PT (02:06 am ET)
Following reports that claimed Apple was forced to push back its production timeline for a larger 12.9-inch iPad, new rumors suggest the company is looking to incorporate USB 3.0 connectivity and possibly ports for keyboards and a mouse.
Citing sources familiar with Apple's plans, The Wall Street Journal reports production of a rumored 12.9-inch iPad has indeed been previously thought .
The publication claims Apple has not yet decided on a final design and is still working on new iterations and enterprise features, including USB ports and incorporation of the faster USB 3.0 protocol. While a move to USB 3.0 sounds reasonable, the assertion that Apple could make a last-minute decision to tack on external expansion ports is highly suspect. Since the iPad platform debuted in 2010, Apple has relied on one connector for charging, syncing and data transfer; first the 30-pin adapter and now Lightning, both proprietary designs.
Hillary Clinton Wants You to Read Her Email
Hillary Clinton has now spoken out after it's become apparent that she'd used a personal email server during her stint as secretary of state between 2009 and 2013. Despite what her actions may suggest, she wants you to be able to read her email.
Intel, Raptr join forces to give modest PCs a headache-free boost in gaming performance
That old axiom isn’t accurate anymore, though. And a deep, newly announced partnership between Intel and Raptr aims to help gamers with modest PCs squeeze every possible ounce of power out of Intel's better-than-you-think graphics, using Raptr's tried-and-tested optimization technology. The hookup also brings additional headache-relieving, game-enhancing features to the hundreds of millions of people using PCs with Intel integrated graphics.
HBO Now standalone service priced at $15 a month, Apple on board
It’s possible that the launch of HBO Now will spur more premium television subscribers to cut the cord and rely on Internet service as well as subscription services like Sling TV, Netflix and Hulu Plus. IBT estimates that HBO may also attract up to 70 million subscribers from the large pool of people that currently don’t subscribe to premium television service.
Arrow: Brandon Routh on Putting on The Atom's Suit and (Possibly) Stepping in for Arrow - IGN
"TV's just a whole different animal," Routh said of the differences between his experience playing Superman and now the Atom. "The speed at which you work; there's that. What's interesting is it's a long growth period, as we're finally starting to get into some of the Atom aspect of it. I was just Ray Palmer for a long period of time. So it's a lot of character development, which is cool and I appreciate. So that's a little bit different. The world of Arrow is certainly different than the world of Superman and Metropolis. We're in a darker world. So they're tonally different. But then you have Flash, which is more like Metropolis -- even looks like Metropolis, the architecture of the police station and all that stuff. So it's cool to be in the world and see that it's expanding. You have all these other superhero entities coming into it."
Watch this space: Apple is about to fill all the holes in the Apple Watch story
When the iPad launched, price was a big item of speculation, and rumors floated that it would make it in under a grand, which people took to mean $999. When Apple announced the iPad’s starting price at $499 it seemed like a bargain. This time around, we already know the starting price—$349—but from there, the sky is the limit. It’s not every day a tech product ships in solid freakin’ gold, and I think the top-end price is going to make a lot of headlines, even though what the watch actually does is far more interesting.
Apple reclaims top spot in movie product placement rankings
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As I understand it Apple doesn't usually pay to get placement, but they will provide hardware.
AFAIK that's true. While Apple doesn't write checks for product placement they do actively seek out opportunities to "donate" numbers of iPads, iPhones, MacBooks or other Apple products in return for on-screen time. According to Schiller testimony in the Samsung trial they have employees whose job it is to work with TV shows and movie productions to make it happen. Dang smart move IMO.
Apple Exploring iPhone Waterproofing Methods
Apple has a patent application in with the USPTO (via AppleInsider ) that describes a few different methods for waterproofing electronic devices like the iPhone. The patent describes coating certain internal components like the main circuit board with a hydrophobic coating, presumably not unlike the process used by Liquipel and other similar companies. The process for applying the waterproof layer would only result in a coating ranging between one and ten microns thick, Apple says in the filing, meaning it wouldn’t take up any additional space inside the device shell.
Self-Driving Cars Could Cut Down on Accidents, Study Says
Widespread embrace of self-driving vehicles could eliminate 90% of all auto accidents in the U.S., prevent up to $190 billion in damages and health-costs annually and save thousands of lives, according to a new report by consulting firm McKinsey & Co.
Yerba Buena Center getting 'Spring Forward' makeover for Monday's Apple Watch event
Yerba Buena Center getting 'Spring Forward' makeover for Monday's Apple Watch event
By AppleInsider Staff
Wednesday, March 04, 2015, 12:28 pm PT (03:28 pm ET)
As is its wont, Apple will greet attendees at its first event of 2015 with a customized graphic wrapping around the Yerba Buena Center, a process which began in earnest on Wednesday. Via Ben Bajarain on Twitter
Multiple photos on Twitter show the beginnings of an Apple logo with a multicolored green background, matching the invitations Apple sent out via email last week. Per usual, the Apple logo will be centered on the front face of the structure, just above and to the left of the entrance canopy.
Despite the fact that its media events generally last less than two hours and have fewer than 1,000 people in attendance — the Yerba Buena Center seats just over 700 — Apple goes to great lengths to define and control the atmosphere. That includes custom graphics and, in some cases, the construction of temporary one-off showroom spaces.
Google’s Newest Search Feature Tells You How To Make A Cocktail
Wondering how to make a Moscow Mule or a Margarita? Google this morning is rolling out a new search feature that will tell you how to make any cocktail, offering step-by-step instructions, a list of ingredients, and even serving suggestions like type of garnish or drinkware. The addition is one of many ways that Google is trying to turn its search service into more of a virtual assistant for its users – and especially its mobile users – by offering the answers to common questions ahead of its actual search results.
MakerBot Launches Starter Lab to Make 3D Printing Accessible
Two schools in the US have already received the Starter Lab – the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill and Union College in Schenectady, New York. Whether this will truly catch and help bring 3D printing to the mainstream world, remains to be seen.
This portable battery can charge your gadgets forever, if you have water and salt
The MyFC JAQ is a new product from Sweden that lets you charge your phone up using a simple, credit card-sized cartridge, or fuel cell, filled with water and salts. The product consists of a beautifully designed, pocket-friendly metal pouch into which you slot a thin plastic fuel cell triggering the chemical reaction that will produce the power you need. Each cell is good for a single charge and it can deliver 2,400mAh hours, so it’s enough to charge up an iPhone 6. You stick the cell in and it instantly gives you the ability to charge your device — no more waiting for hours.
Attracting foreign entrepreneurs
AGA says operating profit stood at £9.6m, but it booked £4.1m in pensions charges, £3.3m in fair value costs relating to its stake in Fired Earth - its tiles business - leaving it with £2.2m. But that's before £1.5m in net interest charges on its pensions deficit, which doubled in the year from £35m to £72m. That brought pre-tax profits down to just £700,000, and left AGA in no position to pay a dividend. But the company does expect market conditions to improve this year.
Etsy Files For $100 Million IPO, Doesn't Seem So Cutesy Anymore
This whole strategy relies, of course, on the unlikely proposition that Etsy can, over the long term, compete with UPS and PayPal on price, or the more likely idea that sellers simply like Etsy and want their products affiliated with Etsy in a way they don't like or feel affinity for a corporate death star like Facebook, where anyone can pay to have anything promoted. Etsy is self-selective, and that's part of the appeal for people who want to promote products on it.
Google Buys Softcard Technology to Improve Wallet
There had been rumors that Google was teeing up to buy Softcard – which previously went under the now-unfortunate name of ISIS – but that doesn’t seem to have happened. Instead, it’s gobbling up some of the company’s intellectual property, which it says will improve Google Wallet.
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The CIA Is Investing In 3D Printers That Can Build Electronics
The 3D printing industry is still very much in its infancy. But that could change if the CIA has its way. The intelligence agency's venture capital firm just invested in Voxel8 , the company behind the first multi-material, 3D electronics printer.
Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro rumored to use Oxide LCD display
Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be equipped with a new “Oxide LCD” display, according to sources in the company’s supply chain. The vast majority of the panels are to be produced by Sharp, but LG Display or Samsung could become additional suppliers.
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Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Sounds Like It Could Stretch The Definition Of ‘iPad’
Like rumors of a stylus designed for the larger iPad before it, many will dismiss these new proposed features as being completely out of line with existing iPad and iOS device design trends. Apple has almost seemed to abhor external ports, and in fact another rumor, this time about the 12-inch MacBook Air, says it’s limiting I/O to just one port on that device, which would almost seem to be motivated by exactly the opposite kind of approach to industrial design. Despite ample reason to be skeptical about an iPad Pro with an assortment of ports, however, dismissing them outright seems premature, given the company’s recent direction.
Google's New Maps Roads API Helps Create Smoother Routes
Google has announced its new Google Maps Roads API that allows developers to create better route visualizations in their apps from raw GPS data by following actual roads.
Sony Targets 2016 For 'Project Morpheus' VR on PS4 | WIRED
Although it hasn’t garnered nearly as much attention as the Oculus Rift, Sony would seem to have some innate advantages that could give it the best shot at making a huge mainstream splash in the virtual reality pool in 2016. It’s easy for consumers to understand everything they need to run Project Morpheus games; you just need a PlayStation 4 and the device. And PlayStation 4 has taken off like a rocket since its launch; Sony said Tuesday that PlayStation 4 has now sold 20 million units worldwide, giving the company a massive addressable user base by the time Morpheus makes it to stores.
Wireless Charging: A Surprising New Way To Track You
Powermat wants to do more than just sell its technology to other companies like Ikea. One of the main ways Powermat’s standard is different from the others is that it transfers not just energy but device data, and that’s an important business opportunity for Powermat. It means it can sell to coffee chains like Starbucks who have recurring customers who they can increasingly track and engage with through apps, WiFi and now electricity itself.
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Plane skids off runway at NYC's LaGuardia Airport in snowstorm
After receiving no response, the controller was interrupted when airport workers on the ground broke in to say, "You have an aircraft off [runway] 31, please advise crash rescue: LaGuardia Airport is closed at this time." The control tower then began directing other incoming aircraft to abort their landings. The audio was posted to a forum on liveatc.net .
This Smart Countertop Grill Has All the Chef Skills You Don't
And thanks to a gallery of mouth-watering imagery, you don't have to be an experienced chef to know the difference between rare, medium, or well-done. You just need to choose which steak looks most delicious to you—and that's probably the most difficult part of using the appliance. And it works just as well with vegetables. Need caramelized onions for a burger? Just toss them on the Cinder and select that cooking setting from the app's gallery of images.
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We want to see everyone, but there isn't guaranteed entry if the venue is full, so be sure to get there early so we can all hang out and close PAX East together.
Haiku Deck's Zuru tool uses AI to help you create PowerPoints fast
But to be clear, the Zuru app’s priority is to reduce the time needed to put together a PowerPoint presentation, while keeping it looking it sharp. And Haiku Deck will charge for the privilege. While the Web app and iOS app will remain free, the company will charge $60 per year for the Zuru service. Early adopters will be charged $30 per year.
Dell Precision Tower 5810
Conclusion Sure, the Dell Precision Tower 5810 is incredibly pricey, due mainly to its Nvidia Quadro K6000 graphics card and four SAS SSDs. But if you're the type of person who regularly works on multiple multimillion-dollar contracts simultaneously, then the price tag might not seem daunting. If you have the budget for a system like this, the rewards you'll get will more than justify the $17K price tag. The Tower 5810 also outclasses the Apple Mac Pro in terms of expandability and upgradability in the hands of your IT team. If you absolutely need a professional power PC like this, then the Precision Tower 5810 should be at the top of your list. That's why it's our Editors' Choice for single-processor workstations.
During one of EPIC ’s “State Of Unreal Engine” briefing session out at the Game Developer’s Conference, Tim Sweeny talked about the need for more powerful GPU technology to bring us closer to true photo-realistic rendering. At that point in his talk, Sweeny asked if there was anyone in the room that could answer that call, and NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang entered the room carrying a box, concealed within a large jacket. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang Reveals The GeForce GTX Titan X NIVIDA has their own conference—GTC—happening in about a week’s time, which is where the company usually announces next-gen GPU technology, but Jen-Hsun went ahead and announced a new GPU right in the middle of EPIC’s talk. Out from within the jacket came a black box adorned with “Titan X”. Jen-Hsun opened the box to reveal a graphics card that looks much like the current generation GeForce GTX 980 (and 780, before it). The fan shroud and cooling hardware is reminiscent of previous-gen products, as you can see. The GeForce GTX Titan X There weren’t many details given, but the GeForce GTX Titan X is obviously powered by a new, Maxwell-based GPU.
Buffer Officially Launches its Image Creation Tool Pablo
Pablo is easy to use and more importantly free. In fact, you don’t even need a Buffer account to start creating images with text. But if you want one you can use your Facebook or Twitter account. The images can be downloaded or sent to Facebook, Twitter or to your Buffer account.
Download the best deals on apps and games for a limited time (March 4)
We have some great apps for you today that have gone free for a short duration on the App Store, including Octagon, Don Test and more.
Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts from circus
The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the acts will be phased out by 2018. Growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: Which Android phone is best?
There’s nothing better than setting out in search of a new phone and having lots of options. Fortunately, Mobile World Congress this year brought with it a number of awesome updates to major flagship phones, including new additions to the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy lines. The HTC One M9 packs in the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and a 20-megapixel rear camera. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S6 makes use of the newest Samsung Exynos chip and a snappy camera interface for a tight user experience. While we haven’t spent a ton of time with the phones in our hands yet, but we do already have some solid opinions on who may rule Android this year.
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Why Markus "Notch" Persson Sold Minecraft And Became A Billionaire
Markus Persson, the billionaire creator of Minecraft, tells FORBES why he sold independent gaming company for $2.5 billion to Microsoft in an exclusive interview. As the most popular computer game of all time, Minecraft has been downloaded more than 100 million times and grossed more than $700 million in five years. Music: "Mighty Car Commercial" by Kevin Tame, "PUQ-M010-PI" by Quake of New York, "Fagrant Vagrant" by Tape Death, "The End is Near" by Chavakno DJ Set, and "Para Me" by L00seTr0n!C" Subscribe to FORBES: http://www.youtube.com/forbes Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/forbes/vi... For more FORBES content: http://forbes.com Follow FORBES on Twitter: http://twitter.com/forbes Like FORBES on Facebook: http://fb.com/forbes Follow FORBES on Instagram: http://instagram.com/forbes
Imgur launches iPhone app to make browsing addicting images easy
The new app isn't much like Imgur's website. Instead of seeing a grid of tiny images that you might want to click on, you're presented with what's essentially an endless row of cards, each with a picture and a title on them. You swipe side to side to see more pictures, and if you're interested in one, you can tap in to view and make comments, like or dislike an image, or favorite something for later. It's a really easy way to start browsing what can otherwise be an intimidatingly large collection of images with no obvious entry point.