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Surprise: Comcast won't let anyone watch HBO Go on PlayStation 4
Comcast subscribers can't watch HBO Go on PlayStation 4. The app arrived on Sony's console Tuesday — and let me tell you, PlayStation owners had been dreaming of and awaiting that day for months....
This robot can dance like Michael Jackson, and we can’t stop watching
Check out this robot dancing like Michael Jackson. It's part of a project to inspire kids by making it easy for them to build and program their own robots.
Mama isn't home, so the kid and his dad are kicking up the jam
The "oven kid" and his dad are back with a cover of Darude's "Sandstorm."
Samsung's Galaxy S6 likely to start at $699 | ZDNet
Summary: Thinking of picking up a new Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone once it's out? Better start saving those pennies because it's going to cost you more than an iPhone.
A Closer Look At Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones
An apparent appetite for interface difference in the mobile space has also been invoked by others before Canonical, from Microsoft to Palm to Blackberry, to justify their own mobile UI spin. None of whom have thrived by treading an alternative path. Add to that, Ubuntu’s gesture-heavy interface can feel more constraining than liberating — given it involves an axis of gestures each tied to specific functionality. So it’s actually a whole new set of buttons users need to learn, except these keys are also invisible. The result can feel unwelcoming, and even willfully difficult.
Dogfish Head Brewery | TechCrunch Makers
Sam Calagione started as a homebrewer and founded the smallest craft brewery in America. Today, it ranks number 14 in the country and shows no signs of slowing down. John takes a tour of the facility with Sam that has new large mash tuns and the Off-Centered Center (OCC) which houses the new bottling and packing line. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e
Apple’s Streaming Music Service Will Debut In June
Apple’s streaming music service, which will be a totally overhauled version of Beats but with iTunes branding and tighter integration with Apple’s own devices and software, will make its official debut in June, likely at WWDC. A source with knowledge of the company’s current plans tells TechCrunch June 8 is the target launch date, at least for an official unveiling. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has reported that it will premiere at Apple’s annual developer conference event, which many suspect will fall between June 8 and June 12 this year, though no official dates have yet been set.
The Future of IT A Strategic Guide | ZDNet
ZDNet and TechRepublic draw on their community of C-level executives and business thinkers to prognosticate where business technology is headed over the next 36 months. This includes advice, perspectives, and opinions on both creating and reacting to the future.
Samsung to dial back blistering pace of smartwatch releases
Why this matters: Samsung has long been known for launching an excessive number of iterations of its products. So it’s refreshing to hear executives talking about getting things just right. In many ways it did this with the Galaxy S6 , producing its most pristine and polished phone yet. A slickly designed Android Wear watch would certainly be a welcome addition.
11-year-old boy excluded from World Book Day celebrations for dressing as Christian Grey
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Vince Vaughn Turns Stock Model, Geico Makes The Unskippable Pre-Roll: The Top 5 Ads Of The Week
Whether it's Marvel using Twitter to trigger the release of a movie trailer, Geico playing with our patience in a YouTube preroll ad, or Women's Aid creating a outdoor billboard that changes when people look at it, the best work this week tweaked our expectations, and its strength was just as much in the delivery as the original idea. Sure, a third trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron would be watched in any event, but putting fans in control of its release lends another level of oxygen to those fanboy flames.
Ruf’s RGT 4.2 adds a manual transmission (and more power) to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Based on the 911, the RGT 4.2 injects a bit of analog flavor into the increasingly digitized and computerized sports car. Instead of a lightning-quick PDK transmission, Ruf employs an old-fashioned six-speed manual. Instead of tuning the ECU to net more power and control, Ruf bored out the flat-six from the 997-generation GT3 and slapped on some huge rear tires.
Apple Added To Dow Jones Industrial Average
Apple Inc. will join the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a long-anticipated change that adds a global branding phenomenon and technology-industry standard-bearer to the 119-year-old blue-chip index.
Facebook, Apple among 379 that file to support gay marriage
Facebook, Apple among 379 to file gay marriage court brief
Apple, Facebook, Google, Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson were among 379 companies to file a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, pushing the court to open a path to gay marriage.
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uTorrent's latest update installs a cryptocurrency miner
uTorrent's latest update may be hijacking computers to turn a profit. According to a report from Trusted Reviews , the latest update to the popular torrent management software comes bundled with a program called Epic Scale, a Windows program that uses the computer's processor to mine a bitcoin variant called Litecoin in the background. Many users were unaware that their computers were being used to mine the currency, and only discovered the program was running after noticing the significant increase in processor load.
Two indicted for stealing 1 billion email addresses in historic breach
Two Vietnamese men have been indicted, with one pleading guilty, for hacking into eight U.S. email service providers and stealing 1 billion email addresses and other confidential information, resulting in what’s believed to be the largest data breach in U.S. history, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
AMD's upcoming Radeon R9 300-series flagship secretly powering VR demo at GDC
That was about the extent of the information AMD was willing to share. The company wouldn't say the name of the card or what kind of features it was rocking. But it's good to hear that AMD's new GPU is real enough to show up in the wild—and focused on the demanding needs of virtual reality.
Mars once had an ocean bigger than the Arctic - CNET
After conducting a ground-based analysis of the water in the Red Planet's atmosphere, a team led by Geronimo Villanueva of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has determined that not only was Mars once home to an ocean bigger than the Arctic Ocean, but also how much of that water has been lost.
Secret Apple lab allows early Apple Watch access to developers from Facebook, BMW, others
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Yeah, I get it, you want a new BMW but with CarPlay.
Love my 2015 535, but you know the 2015 models came out like mid year 2014
Yes, I do. :-D
That said, it's a bit more. In general, I am very unimpressed by BMW's software skills. Their dashboard is primitive software-wise (In all fairness, they're not unique in that respect). They really would serve their customers better if they outsourced their dashboard to a great software company like Apple. I have no idea whose asses they're trying to cover, or what they're holding out for, when it comes to CarPlay.
I don't know where you live, but in the US, the new year's models don't come out until the Fall of the prior year, and often later than that depending on the particular configuration, color, etc (e.g., the delivery of mine went out all the way to December, even though I had pre-ordered it in July).
ISIS supporters operated at least 46,000 Twitter accounts
Supporters of the Islamic extremist group known as ISIS operated at least 46,000 Twitter accounts at the end of last year, a new study says, underscoring the challenge facing social networks as they become powerful tools for propaganda and recruitment.
Five Professional "Weaknesses" You can Reframe to Your Advantage
A lot of weaknesses in your professional life can be turned into advantages. The crucial element is knowing how to frame your perceived "weak" qualities to contacts and potential employers. Here are five common disadvantages that you can reframe and use to your advantage.
The more you dig through the app, the more neat little features you find, including “Nearby,” which is similar to Wikipedia’s own location-based offering, except this plots articles on a map rather than in a list. But it’s worth noting here that this app is aimed at readers only — you’re not able to edit Wikipedia articles within Wikiwand. For that, you’ll need to use the official Wikipedia client.
When and where to buy: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone and its variant, the Galaxy S6 edge , was announced at Mobile World Congress on March 1. According to the hardware maker, the new dual-edged display phone will roll out to some 20+ countries on April 10.
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Gmail for iOS updated w/ share sheet support, ability to archive & reply to email via notifications
Google this morning has released a major update for Gmail on iOS. The update bumps the app to version 4.0 and packs a handful of new features. First off, Gmail on iOS now supports the ability to archive and reply to messages directly from a notification, a feature many have been requesting since iOS 8 launched.
Free App Friday: 5 Tools To Help You Learn New Skills
Embrace your inner Hendrix with Coach Guitar ( Android , iOS ). The app cuts right to the chase, skipping basic chords and music theory in exchange for a virtual fretboard peppered with colored dots that show you where to put each finger, plus videos that demonstrate how each song is played. There is a handful of free, popular songs you can learn. If you decide you've got what it takes, there are a bunch more songs you can buy.
Remember That Amazing Photo Of An Adorable Baby Weasel Trying To Kill A Woodpecker?!
Remember That Amazing Photo Of An Adorable Baby Weasel Trying To Kill A Woodpecker?!
The 10 Best Products From MWC 2015
So without further ado, here are the 10 products and announcements that left the biggest impression on us this year. They don't all have prices, and some might not even make it to the U.S. But these are definitely the devices and technologies to look for in the year ahead, and we're glad we got a chance to see them early in the game.
Time for all Windows users to FREAK out over encryption bug
Microsoft on Thursday confirmed that Windows was vulnerable to FREAK attacks, and researchers changed their tune, saying Internet Explorer (IE) users were at risk.
HotelTonight CEO Sam Shank Will Join Us At Disrupt NY
For those of you who haven’t used it yet, HotelTonight allows users to book same-day hotel rooms from their smartphones, at discounted rates — useful if you end up staying out late at one of the Disrupt parties. Or, if you’re not quite comfortable waiting until the very last minute, the company added a seven-day reservation system last fall.
Music ID App Shazam Will Soon Recognize Objects Too
The new feature is kind of like an advanced version of Google Goggles. The company says its app will soon let users identify products and learn more about them. For example, you could point your phone at a cereal box to get in-depth nutritional information, or at a DVD case to buy the soundtrack from your device.
Steam Machines Are Back
The Link is a micro-PC that does nothing but Stream games from an existing gaming PC to your TV—wirelessly over your local wifi network, or through an Ethernet connection. It's affordable, and it's the device none of Valve's hardware partners were making. It's what makes the Steam Machine living room experience possible for gamers who already have high-end PCs and don't want a new machine. It's the essential piece of the living room puzzle that nobody else was making, and I wish it was already out: earlier this year I ran 50 feet of HDMI cable to hook my gaming PC up to my TV. It would have been cheaper, easier and
maybe better (network willing) to buy a Steam Link.
Apple rumored to further enhance personalization of Apple Watch with custom engravings
I would expect custom engraving too, but if you look at the back of the Watch, you can see that some of the information already engraved is somewhat superfluous. Yes, the serial number, but unless the things like "42mm case" and what the thing is made of are somehow already fixed in the manufacture, I can see "opting out" of that in favor or "personalization." I think gold has to be marked with karat content.
How Disney Thinks About Virtual Reality For Its Theme Parks
This approach also lets the team implement virtual reality-like experiences built for multiple people to experience simultaneously. Along with the Ratatouille ride, there are also experiences like a Toy Story-based shooter where you and a friend move through a preset area and shoot at characters and targets in the environment around you. Through years of testing these experiences, the team learned tricks for further reducing motion sickness, like not allowing the ride and screen to simulate the zero-point turns common in first-person shooters (and therefore, most early VR experiences) because most humans aren’t actually comfortable with constantly looking left and right without accommodating the change with a slight movement of the rest of their body.
Silicon Roundabout may one day rival Silicon Valley
Money is also going to be a problem. Tech City was born during the peak of the financial crisis when early stage funding was a major barrier for businesses. To tackle this, the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme was introduced in 2012, which offered generous tax breaks to investors in early stage businesses. It has been a huge success with over 1,000 companies receiving investment totalling over £80 million in its first year. But many of these are now in need of follow on funding that is still in short supply across Europe. Unless they access further capital, many are expected to fall off the funding cliff in 2015.
Everything We Think The Apple Watch Can Do
Apple seems to recognize the issue and is preparing a lot of workarounds. The Apple Watch will use a MagSafe wireless charger, so you don't have to mess around with a cradle or hunt for a lightning port. Apple is also developing a "Power Reserve" mode—basically "just a watch" mode—so you can get the most juice out of your watch. This will be the first power-saving feature on any iDevice.
Amazon is bringing its premium mobile games to iPhone and iPad
With some major acquisitions and multiple big games in the works, Amazon clearly has some big ambitions for its in-house gaming division. However, up until now those ambitions have been restricted to Amazon hardware like the Fire TV and Fire line of tablets. But that's about change: today the company announced that it's bringing its games to Apple devices, as well.
Microsoft's Vision for Games: Unifying Xbox and Windows 10 | WIRED
Xbox head Phil Spencer laid out that plan at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, where he conceded Windows lost the plot with gamers. The time has come, he said, to change course. “Our goal in gaming at Microsoft is to let people play games wherever they are,” Spencer said. “Gaming was once central to what we did on Windows, but we lost our way. Now we hope to have a Windows release that’s the best Windows release for gamers.”
Google is reportedly working on a virtual-reality version of Android
Google declined to comment on the report, which included few details about how Android VR will look or when it might become available. The move comes in the wake of Facebook's $2 billion purchase of Oculus, and Oculus' subsequent move to develop new forms of storytelling powered by VR. VR dominated this week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, where a new headset from Valve and progress on Sony's Project Morpheus were among the biggest developments.
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When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location.
You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history.
This website lets you customize the Apple Watch of your dreams
All in all, Apple is offering quite a bit of variety with the Apple Watch. There are three main case types — steel, aluminum, and gold — with each available in subtley different tints. There's also a number of bands, including a plastic sports one (well, it's fluoroelastomer if you want to be picky), several leather variations, and a few steel options. All of these components are theoretically interchangeable, though there have been some reports that Apple will only be selling certain straps with certain cases .
Valve's virtual reality headset is great, but its controllers are the real story
Valve has a lot of trust to regain when it comes to hardware. The Steam Machine concept — a fusion of consoles and gaming PCs, running Valve's own OS — was huge news in 2013 and early 2014, then dropped almost completely off the map, as it became clear that the strange, slightly yonic controller needed a redesign and manufacturers could just release their products as traditional gaming PCs. A year later, though, we've got a new game plan, a final controller design, and a virtual reality headset made in partnership with HTC. And Valve is doing something that no other major headset company is: trying to genuinely, practically reinvent the way we use our hands in virtual space.
iPhone sales are going to be mammoth this quarter, says UBS
In another way of looking at it, of all the people who said they are likely or very likely to buy an iPhone in the next year, 30% of those people are current Samsung owners. UBS called the result "stunning" — in past surveys, only 15% to 20% of potential iPhone switchers were coming from Samsung.
Shuttleworth Says Ubuntu's Future Is More Exciting than Space Travel
What now feels like a very long time ago was actually only a handful of years. Back in 2010, Canonical knew exactly what its future would hold and had a plan on how to get there. It wanted to build one OS for all devices: phones, TVs, tablets, the desktop, servers and beyond. It wanted the device to be irrelevant and the OS to be agnostic.
UK police claim 50% of the country's phishing attacks come from 60 compromised businesses
As part of a huge operation to arrest cybercrime suspects across the UK, which the agency called a “strike week”, 10 Regional Organised Crime Units, Police Scotland and the Police Service of Northern Ireland visited 60 companies and identified 5,531 compromises on servers.
Is the Raspberry Pi 2 a $35 miracle PC, or still a hobby oddity?
Games are also well outside the capabilities of the Pi. Flash can’t be installed in any of the major browsers available for the system, which is why the Minimal Kiosk Browser is required for YouTube. That alone eliminates numerous Web games from the list of possibilities. Standalone titles are a rarity, as well, because there’s nothing about the Pi 2 that makes it an attractive platform for a game developer. It is possible to turn the system into an emulator (even the original Pi was adept at that) but there’s essentially no new content to keep you entertained, and many of the emulation platforms for the original Pi are still in the process of coding support for its successor.
Five takeaways for CIOs from this year's MWC
The more established vendors are also taking steps to lock down their smartpones. Samsung has extended the company’s partnership with BlackBerry to include technology from its subsidiary Secusmart. The resulting SecuSuite for Samsung Knox—for encrypting voice, text and data traffic—will be available later this year.
Samsung loses 'Next Big Thing' marketing chief - CNET
Over the years, Samsung has nurtured talent internally and recruited some of the brightest minds in the business to build an even stronger marketing organization. As those teams have grown, we have seen our brand presence increase and consistently performed well in the US with American consumers embracing our products. Samsung continues to strive for innovation in marketing and we've built a marketing Center of Excellence that will drive brand strategy, creative, digital and media across all product categories. We wish Todd well, and have thanked him for lending his creativity and inspiration to the mobile business at Samsung. We are excited for the future and look forward to bringing engaging campaigns that will further surprise and delight our customers.
How developers are making apps for an Apple Watch they haven't seen yet
So app makers have spent the last few months working around two major restrictions: They can’t access the Watch’s sensors and they can’t make native apps. Every Watch app must begin with an existing iOS app. Then there’s the fact that you can’t test a Watch app on the actual device—at least not yet. So the developers I talked to decided to keep it simple.
Crate & Barrel President Marta Calle Joins Interior Define As Executive Chair
This is a big hire for the Chicago-based furniture company, which sells high-quality customizable furniture created in partnership with local designers. The company has a showroom in Chicago that uses a much smaller retail space than a traditional outlet, which it uses as a marketing tool to get customers familiar with (or simply discover) the product.
Samsung's Curved All-In-One PC Lands March 8 for $1,299
While there are plenty of curved HDTVs and monitors already on the market, this is the first all-in-one curved PC. And if you have a Samsung smartphone, you can pair the two for one-tap music playback as well as answering messages and calls on the computer.
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