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The first Batman v. Superman teaser is now officially out in HD

The caped crusader faces off against the man of steel, and this time it's official. Check out the first official teaser trailer from Warner Bros. for the 2016 DC Comics blockbuster.

10 simply brilliant shower thoughts about Albert Einstein

Simple, yet genius, thoughts about Albert Einstein from the subreddit r/showerthoughts.

There is now an R2-D2 airplane

If you thought the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the most exciting Star Wars thing to happen today, you were dearly mistaken. Hang on to your hat, because there is now a...

Watch chimp smack drone out of air with tree branch - CNET

When you're a camera-shy chimp and your overlords want to film you with a drone, there's really only one course of action. Swat it out of the sky!

Simple but ingenious invention takes the ouch out of injections - CNET

Using 3D printing and a bit of ingenuity, the "Comfortably Numb" team out of Rice University may have just made going to the doctor's office a little less painful.

The Universal Record lets you play any song on a turntable

If you own a record player, you've probably wanted to play a larger portion of your music collection on it to take advantage of that classic listening experience, and soon that may be possible. An...

Garmin's new action cameras offer a rugged alternative to GoPro

GoPro is the first company most people think about when they hear the words "action camera," but that doesn't mean its competition can't find clever ways to sell their products. Garmin tried this...

Keeping the needle on the record: Vinyl's unlikely comeback

A curious development in music consumption has seen vinyl make an unlikely -- but significant -- cultural and commercial comeback.

Play that funky music, second missed SpaceX landing - CNET

For the second time, SpaceX didn't quite manage to land a Falcon 9 rocket after it visited the ISS Tuesday, but the effort did yield a cool Vine and super-geeky satirical music video.

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WhatsApp Hits 800 Million Users — 1 Billion by Year-End?

WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users, continuing a pace of growth that may put the mobile messaging app on track to hit one billion users later this year.

How The Facebook Bubble Is Driving Online Startups Into The Arms Of Offline Advertising

I’ll be the first to admit it: Facebook advertising played a big part in my startup’s rapid growth. So big in fact that in our first two years of operations, all other online advertising platforms combined did not provide as big a growth contribution to the business as Facebook singlehandedly did.

Apple Pay could launch in Canada this fall - report

Apple is preparing to launch its NFC-based mobile payments service in Canada this fall, a Friday report says, marking the first time Apple Pay would be officially offered outside of the United States.

Email app CloudMagic updated with Apple Watch support

A popular email app , CloudMagic, has just received an update to bump the version up to 6.4.2 and bring official support to the upcoming Apple Watch. With the new features brought to the wrist, CloudMagic users will be able to get notified when a new email arrives, and even make quick actions, including Archive, Delete, or Mark As Read/Unread.

The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

All of us need time to tune out and relax. and trying to keep your mind busy and productive every waking second of the day is the easiest way to burn out. As big of an advocate for continued self-improvement as I am, I have to admit that we all need to occasionally just waste some time.

Microsoft Research shows off Handpose, an amazing real-time hand-tracking system

In short, Handpose is a real-time articulated hand-tracker. The system can accurately reconstruct complex hand poses using only a single depth camera (such as the Xbox One’s Kinect). As you might expect, Microsoft Research’s goal is to enable new human-computer interactions.

Microsoft Shows Off New Maps App for Windows 10 Phones

One of the most notable features of Windows 10 is its support for universal apps that run on both desktop and mobile hardware.


For every day that your startup spends in a garage, AirBnB estimates that your success will increase by 4%. They’ve chosen equity-per-day as a pricing model claiming that, “a 50% split of your increased success seems fair.”

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Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter - David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor

Shakespeare sometimes gets a bad rap in high schools for his complex plots and antiquated language. But a quick peek into the rhythm of his words reveals a poet deeply rooted in the way people spoke in his time — and still speak today. Why do Shakespeare’s words have such staying power? David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor uncover the power of iambic pentameter.

Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?

When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way. Yet as David Epstein points out in this delightfully counter-intuitive talk, we might want to lay off the self-congratulation. Many factors are at play in shattering athletic records, and the development of our natural talents is just one of them.

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‘Free-range’ parents plan to file lawsuit after police pick up children

The Meitivs’ children were picked up by police as they walked home from Ellsworth Park at 5 p.m. Sunday. Their parents had expected them home by 6 p.m. and Danielle Meitiv said they frantically searched for Rafi, 10, and Dvora, 6, before being notified at 8 p.m. that CPS had the children.

Be an opportunity maker

We all want to use our talents to create something meaningful with our lives. But how to get started? (And ... what if you're shy?) Writer Kare Anderson shares her own story of chronic shyness, and how she opened up her world by helping other people use their own talents and passions.

Assassination Investor - GTA 5 Wiki Guide - IGN

***NOTE***   This may be a glitch, but it is possible to get a return profit of over 100%.  How I did this is that right after the mission, you should sell your [BET] stocks and then buy your [BIL] stocks. Your game should then auto-save.  If it does, reload that autosave. As soon as it reloads, go ahead and go to your portfolio.  If done right, the return should be way higher than 80%. But note that if you take too long in selling your [BIL] stock, the game will remember your last mission and put the stocks back down where it's supposed to go and will have to wait to get the 80%+ return.  Here's a photo from Trevors phone on what your portfolio should look like if you did all of this right:


Free Republic of Liberland (hereinafter “Liberland”) is a sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia on the west bank of the Danube river. The nearest towns are Zmajevac (Croatia) and Bački Monoštor (Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia). On some maps, this area is referred to as “Gornja Siga”.

Using our practical wisdom

In an intimate talk, Barry Schwartz dives into the question "How do we do the right thing?" With help from collaborator Kenneth Sharpe, he shares stories that illustrate the difference between following the rules and truly choosing wisely.

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The wireless and cable industries just sued to kill net neutrality

The FCC officially published its new net neutrality rules to the Federal Register yesterday, opening the door to legal challenges. Opponents wasted no time. CTIA, the trade association that has represented the wireless industry since 1984, filed a lawsuit with the DC Circuit Court of Appeals today. In  a blog post , the group wrote that it intends to push back against "the FCC’s decision to impose sweeping new net neutrality rules and reclassifying mobile broadband as a common carrier utility." The National Cable and Telecommunications Association, the American Cable Association, and AT&T also filed suits along similar grounds.

Jimi Hendrix was such a bad tenant, Ringo evicted him

34 Montagu Square, in Marylebone, London, is a part of music history. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr leased the ground-floor and basement apartment in the mid-1960s, and Paul McCartney created several Beatles demos there in 1965, including "I'm Looking Through You" from the album Revolver .

'Guitar Hero' gets born again with a new look and a new controller

Guitar Hero has no business being relevant in 2015. Ten years is an eternity for video games, especially so for games tied so closely to specific technology like Harmonix's revolutionary PlayStation 2 game was to its inner-rock-star-summoning controller when it came out. A decade on from that original, and five years on from the last release in the series, Guitar Hero is an icon, but it also feels like a relic, a work hopelessly locked in its era. A 10-year anniversary reissue, maybe with some bonus tracks thrown in, seems like the best-case scenario for Guitar Hero coming back to life in 2015, a dignified archive for the nostalgic. FreeStyleGames has done so much more with its new game Guitar Hero Live. The studio has made a game that feels deeply modern, relevant, wholly distinct from Rock Band and somehow still rooted in tradition. It's all thanks to a new controller and a wildly different look for the series' debut on PS4, Xbox One and Wii U. Guitar Hero Live keeps the fundamentals of the classics -- using a plastic guitar to play fake notes in a song when they appear in a scrolling bar on your TV -- but it's different in every other way starting with its guitar.

One more reason to get a good night’s sleep

The brain uses a quarter of the body's entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body's mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.

How A Movie Co-branding Campaign Spawned A Brand New Color: Minion Yellow

Here, the benefits are more subtle. Universal and Illumination saw an opportunity to push their brand toward industry influencers, such as designers, creators, and manufacturers. Pantone, which had been looking to add more energizing colors to its palette, hoped to gain greater awareness with consumers. The public has become increasingly aware of color’s influence on mood, productivity, and image, thanks to the rise of the DIY movement, and home decorating and fashion design shows.

Depression, the secret we share

"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression — only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories. (Filmed at TEDxMet.)

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Hackers: the Internet's immune system

The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a better world.

Moscase Is Like Batman’s Utility Belt For Your iPhone

Obviously all this is pretty pricey but it’s a cool way to add lots of sensors to your iPhone for not much money. I met one of the founders in Budapest and he told me that they found traction at home but not abroad and, when they ship in June, you’ll have plenty of time to play with your new case before Apple releases the iPhone 7 with USB-C and a huge rear camera.

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Apple MacBook Review: The Laptop of the Future Isn’t Ready for the Present

I own the rMBP 13 and a PC laptop. I don't value portability beyond the laptop size if it comes at the expense of other things. I don't use a tablet -- I prefer my OnePlus One -- if I am going "portable", I want to go *really* portable, as in "in my pocket" portable. For my laptops, I always have a mouse plugged into a USB *and* I use them as desktop substitutes (I do not own a desktop), and so right off the bat the new MacBook is a problem because I want to have a mouse plugged in AND be connected to power at all times.  Yes, I can buy and use a dongle for that, but the rMBP 13 doesn't require me to do so.  I also use my rMBP for my significant photography hobby, and like/need the card slot to upload files to the rMBP to edit them in Lightroom and other programs -- the MacBook doesn't really allow this without using a dongle.  In all, it seems geared to light use and people who value portability above all else.

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Apple's splashy developer fest kicks off June 8 - CNET

For developers, Apple engineers at WWDC 2015, to be held at San Francisco's Moscone West convention center, will present more than 100 technical sessions on a range of topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies. More than 1,000 Apple engineers will be holding hands-on labs to help developers learn how to work with the new OS versions in their apps.

How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are

Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he's met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles.

Sorry, Cynics: Apple Watch Might Be Company's Biggest Launch Ever

Nearly 1 million U.S. consumers preordered the tech giant's first smartwatch when it went on sale last Friday . The estimate comes from Slice Intelligence , a firm that uses e-receipts to measure digital commerce. Apple's latest offering was preordered by 957,000 people, who spent an average of $503.83 on the device, putting the watch on track to be the company's biggest new product release ever.

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

Now, with drone use illegal in many of these locations, his collection of beautiful drone images are some of the only aerial photos of their type. Chapple shared many of them with us and told the stories behind his shots. Check out more on his site .

The world's first 3D-printed, battery powered rocket engine destined for space - CNET

New Zealand-based Rocket Lab has built a rocket engine that's not only 3D-printed -- it uses electric motors to drive the turbopumps.

7 Router Features You Should Be Using for Better Wi-Fi

Do Double Duty: Add External Storage The latest breed of routers can take the pain out of shared data storage, too. Current generation high-end models offer the ability to connect external storage directly to the router, with options for USB 2.0, 3.0, and SATA connections, depending upon the model. This allows a do-it-yourself network-attached storage setup. The data may be accessible via multiple paths in addition to network mapping, for example via a router-based FTP server, which can make folders on the drive available externally via the Web. In most cases, any USB storage device, from thumb drives to spinning hard drives, can be attached and made available as shared-storage devices. If it supports it, the drive could also work with DLNA for use as a media server for DLNA-capable devices on your network.

"Mad Men" Creator Matthew Weiner's Reassuring Life Advice For Struggling Artists

A friend of mine from college had a pilot in the works that needed punch-up. Punch-up is a bunch of comedy writers sitting around the room making a script funnier. I didn’t even know there was such a job, but I got to drive onto the Warner Bros. lot and sit in this room with all these professional writers. It turned out that I was pretty good at it. Everything I said was included in the script, and that felt great. The showrunner came up to me afterwards and offered me $600 if I could stay through the end of the pilot. I was like, "Oh, my God. Yes. I’ll be here." I would’ve done it for free just to be able to drive onto the lot again. That show quickly went off the air, but word had gotten out that I was funny. Another showrunner took me to lunch and hired me for his show. One job leads to another, but you have to start somewhere. It was my first paying job in show business and I was 30.

The golden voice: How an NBA announcer sweetened an overdue dream season

Dressed casually in jeans and a plaid shirt, his 6-foot-4 frame reclined in a padded leather chair, Jim looks back on the years with a vigor any septuagenarian would envy. His voice rises and falls with the same natural enthusiasm that’s made him a hit in the broadcast booth. Twice he chokes up at emotional memories. His eyes dart with energy behind the spectacles Warriors fans know so well. His frequent tangents meander far from your original question.

Used Daily By 750K Workers, Slack Raises $160M, Valuing Collaboration Startup At $2.8B

Slack , the popular workplace communication and collaboration startup from Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield — is today confirming that it has raised its latest round of funding: a Series E of $160 million at a post-money valuation of $2.8 billion. This follows on from reports from us and others that it was raising funding at upwards of a $2 billion valuation — a massive premium on its $1.12 billion valuation in October 2014.

The photographers who refuse to abandon traditional film cameras

Film photography was supposed to have been killed off by the digital era - but a committed band of enthusiasts refuse to abandon the traditional camera. Stephen Dowling finds out why for some, film never went out of fashion.

12 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know

And we're not even talking about the third-party Facebook apps or browser add-ons , we're talking about all the official, baked-in, easily accessible functions that are just a few clicks away. As you'll see in our slideshow, there are even some functions that appear to be leftovers from bygone eras that we're not even sure Facebook still knows are there.

A look at Vizio's affordable M-Series 4K TVs

Earlier today, Vizio introduced its latest 4K TVs, the M-Series . In similar fashion to the P-Series from last year, which started at $1,000, this year's models also come with an affordable price tag. But the M-Series ranges from $600 for a 43-inch model to $4,000 for the largest of the bunch, an 80-incher. Vizio says that with the M-Series, it was all about making refinements and not compromising in order to bring the price down even further . As such, most of the tech found on the P-Series has made its way into the new M-Series, like the LED panel and low-latency HDMI port (a feature loved by gamers, according to the company), among other things. Better yet, these UHD TV sets look great in person; they're relatively thin, sport a solid industrial design and, most importantly, have a picture quality that's not far behind its more expensive competitors. If you like what you see, some online retailers in the US are selling them as we speak. Gallery | 17 Photos Vizio M-Series 4K TVs + See all 17 Tags: 4K, 4KTV, hands-on, hdpostcross, M-Series, MSeries, UHD, UHDTV, Vizio, Vizio M-Series

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