Cheeky 'Deadpool 2' teaser offers nothing butt fun
The Easter Egg-filled mini-movie reveals that it's awfully tough to be a hero, especially with all those quick costume changes.
Learn cybersecurity basics with these essential YouTube videos - TechRepublic
A hand-picked list of must-watch cybersecurity videos to help you learn the fundamentals of encryption, how hackers penetrate systems, and strong cyber-defense tactics for business.
Dirt biker flies over freeway video under investigation
Commentary: A dirt biker posts an Instagram video showing him making an Evel Knievel-style leap over a California freeway. The authorities say they're investigating.
1,000 crew, 270 gaming PCs, 9 miles of fiber: Behind the scenes at IEM Katowice
I snuck backstage at one of the world's most prestigious esports tournaments to find out how the organizers arrange a massive gaming extravaganza like this.
SNL mocks Trump's 'tapping' tweets, turns Sessions into Gump
Commentary: In its return after two weeks, "Saturday Night Live" keeps its humor political by skewering the president, his tweets, his sons and his attorney general.
Getting good self-driving road manners from...the Swiss?
French academics at EPFL have developed an autonomous vehicle system able to mimic a human driver and a Wi-Fi network to share data between vehicles.
Researcher finds bug that allowed free Uber rides
Uber has patched a bug in its code that allowed a researcher — and anyone else who might've discovered the problem — to hail Uber rides without paying for..
Are smartphones killing the art of face-to-face conversation? We ask the experts
There’s a lot of hyperbole about the negative impact of smartphones on conversations. Are we really losing our conversational skills and choosing text over face-to-face chats?
iFixit teardown reveals what's inside a Nintendo Switch
Now that Nintendo's newest console is on store shelves you may be familiar with the outside of it, but what's inside? The crew at iFixit has completed its teard...
I am robot, here’s your pizza
Autonomous delivery robots hit the streets while drones face regulatory hurdles.
Facebook is testing emoji reactions and dislikes inside Messenger
After a reader tip, Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that emoji reactions are indeed being trialled. Most of the reactions are the same as the ones you'll know from your News Feed, except for that thumbs down, "dislike" button, which Facebook says is more of a "no" response to something that's been said.
To keep Tor hack source code secret, DOJ dismisses child porn case
"The government must now choose between disclosure of classified information and dismissal of its indictment," Annette Hayes, a federal prosecutor, wrote in a court filing on Friday. "Disclosure is not currently an option. Dismissal without prejudice leaves open the possibility that the government could bring new charges should there come a time within the statute of limitations when and the government be in a position to provide the requested discovery."
The Best Cheap Laptops of 2017
Chromebooks used to be glorified netbooks running Google's Chrome OS. While these Chrome OS–based laptops are still Web-centric, they now have a relatively full feature set. If you spend most of your working hours in the cloud, a chromebook will offer you just as much functionality as a regular laptop, and have longer battery life. It will also likely cost you a lot less than other types of notebooks, as chromebook prices typically run between $200 and $300. Just be sure you have easy, constant Wi-Fi access, as there is scant local storage on these systems.
Best sites to buy MP3 music
eMusic claims to have had the first legal MP3 album available on the web -- They Might Be Giants' "Long Tall Weekend." While eMusic's fortunes have ebbed and flowed, it's still holding on, and it now offers tracks from $0.49 each. Annoyingly, you have to prepay a set amount each month and going as little as one penny over your limit means you have to pay $5 (or more) for additional booster packs.
Gain a competitive career advantage by getting certified in web analytics
Learning to harness the limitless power of the Internet is one of the greatest skills you can have when it comes to growing your business or advancing your career, and the Web Analytics Certification Training package from Certs-School allows you to do just that.
Samsung's SmartCam PT security camera could do more
It has cloud storage, too, and a privacy mode so you can turn off the camera when you don't want it to record.
Sails and subs: A tour of the San Diego Maritime Museum
The San Salvador is an interesting replica. Where the HMS Surprise could pass for an old ship, San Salvador feels new. OK, it is new -- it just opened for tours last year. But it also has a lot of materials that seem anachronistic.
Why does Google think Obama is planning a coup d'etat?
For one thing, people really like this style of search. “It’s having a very good impact on the search results. People love them,” said Eric Enge, CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, a digital marketing agency that has done three deep-dive studies on featured snippets. In one of his company’s surveys, people said the feature they wanted most was the ability to “answer directly without having to visit another website or another app.” These quick answers are great when they’re accurate, especially if you’re on a mobile device, and they often are accurate — or at least accurate enough to satisfy the searcher.
Fans line up to buy Nintendo Switch
Fans line up to buy Nintendo Switch
Latest video game console from Nintendo available Friday.
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Japanese report backs view Apple's 'iPhone 8' will use 5.8-inch OLED display
This year's top-of-the-line iPhone —typically nicknamed the "iPhone 8" —will sport a 5.8-inch OLED screen, Japan's Nikkei said on Sunday as it switched course and backed up similar rumors.
Mercedes-AMG built a four-door GT concept and it looks the business - Roadshow
Mercedes will display the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept Showcar in Geneva this week. We have literally no information other than this picture, but it's pretty easy to discern that this previews a four-door GT, which is a glorious thing, indeed.
Nintendo Switch game cartridges taste offensively bad, trust us (update)
People have speculated that the manufacturing process for Switch cartridges involves coating them in a layer of foul-tasting film, so as to discourage people from, well, putting the cartridges in their mouths. (Why do you think Play-Doh is so bitter and salty?) We’ve reached out to Nintendo to ask why Switch cartridges taste so bad, and we’ll update this article with any information we receive.
Logan Director Explains Lack of Post-Credits Scene, Though It Should Be Obvious
“The second it’s like, ‘Well, you’re supposed to serve cheesecake at the end of the meal,’ my response is, ‘Really? Is that the new rule? I can’t serve dinner at my house without cheesecake at the end?’ That’s a good enough reason not to do it. And really, what are those scenes but ads for another movie? We were trying to make a movie that begun and ended on its own terms. There was nothing else to say, because we had said it.”
WWE Fastlane 2017 Live Blog and Results - IGN
It was seeming more and more like Bayley was going to break Charlotte's PPV singles streak over the past few weeks as the gimmick ran dry a few months back. The idea that Charlotte would lose on RAW but then regain the belt at the PPV. It ran dry just short of 'Mania where it could have made for a big moment so they had to pull the trigger now. And this should have felt like a triumphant moment but it just felt sort of empty. I'm sure it had to do with that Sasha meddling which wound up making everything feel like a Handicap Match in Bayley's favor.
Elon Musk made hats for his boring tunnel company
You’d think that Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has enough on his plate. But not only does the billionaire businessman want to build lots electric cars and send humans around the moon, he also wants to build tunnels because, he says, “without tunnels, we will all be in traffic hell forever.”
Batman v Superman Cellist Returns for Wonder Woman, and Shares Badass Metal Theme
Guo shared some clips on Twitter of her work on a new Wonder Woman single, which is infinitely more hardcore than the original version (don’t get me wrong, though, “Is She With You” is pretty damn good). Guo told io9 that it’s a personal single and not related to Wonder Woman , but we do know that she’s working on the music for the soundtrack.
The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Space 2017 | Fast Company | The Future Of Business
After NASA embraced the private space industry, the investment dollars began flowing. In 2015, more than $2 billion in bets were placed on space startups, but in 2016 things came back down to Earth—a 30% decrease year-over-year, according to CBInsights . At the same time, many of the companies on this year’s list have announced revenue-generating partnerships, which means that 2017 may well include several exciting, ambitious, and highly public product—and rocket—launches. Keep your eyes on the skies.
Neil Gaiman Journeys to Iceland to Unveil American Gods' Roots in Documentary
American Gods premieres at SXSW in less than two weeks, and makes its television debut at the end of April. To celebrate the upcoming release, author Neil Gaiman has announced a documentary where he will take us to the place where it all began.
7 PPC mistakes that’ll burn through your marketing budget
As a startup, your marketing budget is probably a bit tighter than you’d like it to be. It probably feels like you can’t let a single penny go to waste — and for good reason! The way you allocate your startup’s marketing dollars could very easily determine whether or not you’re one of the 50 percent of startups that fail during its first four years.
'Feud: Bette and Joan' is about so much more than Hollywood's most infamous catfight
Although her shift into Davis – an actress who often portrayed almost a high-dudgeon caricature of her larger-than-life self – is not as eerily spot-on as Lange’s Crawford (and given Bette’s BIGNESS, how could it be?), Sarandon uncorks every bit of acerbic attitude in her arsenal – something we haven’t seen from her before to this magnitude –and it works like gangbusters, especially when juxtaposed against the quieter moments that expose, but never try to overly explain, where that venomous veneer was coming from.
Windows 10 to permit block on apps installing if they're not from Microsoft Store | ZDNet
The feature offers Windows 10 users something similar to Apple's macOS Gatekeeper, which warns users when they attempt to install an app from outside the Mac App Store. It's also similar to Google's Android setting to only allow apps to install from Google Play.
People Are Worried About Dead Pixels on the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Isn't
Supplies of Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch, are extremely limited at the moment and most people aren’t lucky to have one. But some who have managed to get their gamer mitts on the coveted item are finding dead pixels on the screen. Nintendo’s solution? Just don’t consider it a defect.
Study Finds Disturbing Conclusion About 'Revenge Porn' But Experts Are Dubious
The result of a new study from the University of Kent may surprise you. Researchers surveyed 100 adults, ages 18 to 54, on their feelings about revenge porn, which the researchers defined as “the act of sharing intimate, sexually graphic images and/or videos of another person onto public online platforms, such as Facebook.”
What it feels like to be an open-source maintainer
However, you’ve noticed that often the only issues that attract new contributors are the very easy ones, the ones where the effort to document the issue and explain how to fix it outweighs the effort to just fix it yourself. You create some of these issues, because you know it’s a worthy goal to get new people involved in open source, and you feel good when the pull request author tells you, “This was my first contribution to an open-source project.”
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YouTube launches its own streaming TV service
Sadly, like many other streaming bundles, it has gaps. YouTube TV , as it’s called, will be missing channels from Viacom, including big names like Comedy Central and MTV. It also won’t have programming from Turner Broadcasting, meaning you won’t be able to get CNN, TBS, and TNT. AMC Networks, Discovery Communications, Time Warner and A+E Networks are also missing as of the launch announcement. Showtime is available as an add on, but HBO is not. But hey, YouTube TV is throwing in originals from its YouTube Red subscription service for free!
Emma Watson schools critics on what feminism actually means
More broadly, feminism is about political, economic and social equality for women and men. That means ensuring girls and boys have access to the same quality education; that young girls aren't forced to become wives and mothers as children; that workplaces and research labs don't close their doors to women; that we close the gender wage gap; that all genders are no longer constricted by stereotypes.
What's new in the Skype for Linux beta | ZDNet
Another new feature is that Linux users can now view shared screens from other Skype desktop clients. These users must be running Skype for Windows 7.33 and above or Skype for Mac 7.46 and above. Unlike video-conferencing, this worked without any trouble. However, you can't share your Linux desktop with other users.
Marshmallow Peeps Oreos are turning tongues -- and poop -- pink
The cookie maker says the bright-pink food coloring is harmless, but eat enough, and you may discover a colorful surprise.
Why I left Mac for Windows: Apple has given up
After waiting eagerly for the MacBook Pro refresh, then being utterly disappointed by what Apple actually shipped — a high-end priced laptop with poor performance — I started wondering if I could go back to Windows. Gaming on Mac, which initially showed promising signs of life had started dying in 2015, since Apple hadn’t shipped any meaningful hardware bumps in years, and I was increasingly interested in Virtual Reality… but Oculus dropped support for the Mac in 2016 for the same reasons.
People have no idea which sciences are robust
The researchers then tried a couple of experiments in which they changed the name of a field when presenting some of its results. They gave a list of results from forensic psychology and labelled them as either forensics (which people think is very precise) or psychology (which has low precision). But they didn’t find much of a difference in how people perceived the results.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaks In Live Photos
Just a day after a clear Galaxy S8 press render leaked , BGR has posted photos of a live Galaxy S8 unit. The photos show the thin bezels at the top and bottom of the device, the on-screen navigation buttons, and the slim form factor which also seems to confirm that the device will lack any kind of camera bump.
The 20 best smartphones in the world
Fine, you don't get all of the latest features that the iPhone 7 Plus has, like water resistance or that fancy dual-lens camera, but the iPhone 6S Plus is no slouch. It runs on the powerful A9 chip and has features like 3D Touch, which can detect how hard you press on the screen and open up a new layer of controls for your apps.
These Autonomous Wheelchairs Are the Future of Mobility
At MIT, they are creating an autonomous wheelchair that can navigate streets and buildings to allow people with limited mobility to travel without having to worry about obstructions or other hazards.
How to Jailbreak Apple TV 4 running tvOS 10.0 - 10.1 with liberTV
That’s all you need to do to install the liberTV jailbreak app onto your Apple TV 4 and proceed with jailbreaking it. Keep in mind that nitoTV has issues with tvOS 10.0 – 10.1. An update is in the works to support this firmware, but until then, avoid installing it.
Lithium-ion creator helped develop a better battery technology
The glass electrolytes also make it possible for the battery to operate in subzero degree (up to around -20 degrees Celsius or -4 degrees Fahrenheit) weather. And since their use means the creators replaced lithium with low-cost sodium, the batteries can be manufactured with earth-friendly materials. Someday, the new technology could make EVs more common and change the way we use our gadgets. For now, Goodenough and his team are looking to pair up with battery makers who can test their creation in electric vehicles and energy storage devices.
The Best Wireless Headphones of 2017
Wireless no longer means poor sound, either. These days, Bluetooth wireless stereo audio sounds much better than it ever did before. Even though the stereo Bluetooth data signal is compressed, various headphone and earphone vendors have discovered ways of enhancing the signal to compensate for deficiencies in fidelity. Having said that, audiophiles will still hear a difference and should probably stick with wired headphones. But for casual listening, many of the most recent wireless models we've tested sound just fine—even great. Check out our buying advice below before picking the perfect pair.
The future of money
What happens when the way we buy, sell and pay for things changes, perhaps even removing the need for banks or currency exchange bureaus? That's the radical promise of a world powered by cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. We're not there yet, but in this sparky talk, digital currency researcher Neha Narula describes the collective fiction of money — and paints a picture of a very different looking future.
My adventures in digital history.
A jaw-dropping research tool for digital historians that I first learned about in Virginia is Camscanner . Camscanner is an app that turns your cell phone scanner into a document scanner. If I could show you the huge pile of Xerox copies I made for my dissertation at 25 cents, 50 cents…even a dollar a pop, you’d know why this is so amazing. Having access to free copies of documents from archive make sit easier to acquire information over what is often very limited research time. I had some experience with researching this way when the Manuscripts Division at the Library of Congress installed the greatest book scanners that I had ever seen in order to preserve the physical well-being of their collections (since bending things back for ordinary copying does so much damage). Now I’m swimming in information – information that’s searchable using Zotero. The same is true for my students as I have them working with local archives in my digital history classes.
Slack bug granted hackers full access to accounts, messages | ZDNet
Slack has fixed a security flaw that let hackers steal user authentication tokens used to gain full and complete access to accounts and messages.
How can cybersecurity professionals get better? They need to think like hackers - TechRepublic
A new security report finds that security teams are woefully unprepared for many attacks. They could catch many of them if they thought like their attackers, though.
Ford's new room-sized 3D printer upends additive manufacturing as we know it - Roadshow
It will take a while to figure out how to use Infinite Build 3D printer to its full potential, but that isn't stopping Ford from dreaming big. As Ford's Technical Leader for Additive Manufacturing Research, Ellen Lee, told me: "Trying to figure out how many different ways you can use it, what types of applications that we have in a big company like this, that's the biggest challenge. I think there's a lot of flexibility in what we can do, it can apply to manufacturing, prototyping, eventually to production, and touch pretty much every part of the vehicle."
4 ways sponsors can improve project success rates - TechRepublic
Project management success requires a multi-level approach that includes stakeholders, project teams, a PM, sponsors, and executive buy-in. In order to afford project leaders and teams the best chances for success, sponsorship should be an up front, visible, and integral part of project management. By doing so, it solidifies end-to-end buy-in and establishes a greater connection between tasks, milestones, and company-wide strategic objectives. The sponsorship role is one of great responsibility and great reward.
Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer has Ford thinking laterally - Roadshow
Thanks in part to the robotic material refill arm, this printer can continue to work overnight, long after Ford's engineers have gone home.
The $99 Billion Idea: How Uber and Airbnb Won
Chesky and his team watched Uber’s travails, following Kalanick’s series of defiant stare-downs with city councils and regulators, and insisted somewhat dubiously that Airbnb’s approach was different and softer than Uber’s. “They have their own way of seeking growth,” says Jonathan Mildenhall, who joined Airbnb as chief marketing officer in 2014. “I think for us, our community and the humanity of our community actually drives a lot of the things we do. So we approach any kind of awkward situation or any challenge with a lot of empathy and a lot of open collaboration. ... We don’t want to kind of bulldoze our way into success. We actually want to partner our way in.”
Xbox One will have 'early access'-style games this summer
But nearly four years later, Microsoft is taking a big step in that direction. This summer, Microsoft will no longer pick and choose which games are good enough to make it to the Xbox store -- even wacky, unfinished, "early access"-style games will be allowed to appear there.
Aussie’s incredibly weird US border interview
“He was asked: ‘Have you ever been denied entry into the United States?’ and he said: ‘Yes’. Everyone’s ears pricked up,” Thornton said.
It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.
'The Walking Dead' recap: 'Say Yes' takes us on a wild ride with Rick and Michonne
On the whole, though, "Say Yes" worked because it balanced those moments of high tension with the quieter character beats designed to satisfy longtime viewers. Rick confided in Michonne that he hasn't been sleeping since Glenn and Abraham were killed and the couple had an honest conversation about what's next — facing their future with a clarity of purpose they've been trying to avoid.