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Meet villain Doom and see more powers in new 'Fantastic Four' trailer - CNET

The Fantastic Four look like they'll have their work cut out for them battling a revamped Dr. Doom in the new film that retraces their origin story.

The Verge summer movie guide: the biggest and buzziest films of the season

Solstice be damned: in the movie business, summer is nigh upon us. Theaters will become awash with equal parts over-the-top blockbuster action as well as family-friendly escapades — explosions and...

Ben & Jerry's spoofed Apple's classic 1984 ad for a stoner burrito

Anecdotally speaking, April 20th is an important day for a subset of Ben & Jerry's most rabid fans — or to put it more bluntly (pun intended), stoners love ice cream. Ben & Jerry's is celebrating...

You better believe we made GIFs of every shot from the new Star Wars trailer

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SpaceX Releases Impressive Footage of Rocket Launches & Crashes

NASA contractor SpaceX has released some amazing footage of its recent forays into space, including an incredible compilation of its Falcon 9 rocket launches.

'Halo' hits iOS, but not in the way that you'd expect

Remember that crappy, top-down Halo game that came out a few years ago, Spartan Assault? Well, it got a sequel that's available on Steam, Windows 8, Wind

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First 'Star Wars' spin-off movie will show theft of Death Star plans

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Rogue One , the first Star Wars spin-off movie, will deal with a group of resistance fighters stealing the plans for the Death Star from the Empire in the run-up to the original movie, Lucasfilm confirmed Sunday.

George Lucas to build affordable housing in one of the richest parts of America - CNET

When "Star Wars" creator George Lucas planned to build a Lucasfilm production studio on his Grady Ranch property in the affluent Marin County, California, he was met with staunch opposition. The local residents protested the project, citing increased traffic, ruined views and potential damage to the local environment. In 2012, Lucasfilm announced that it had scrapped the 263,701-square-foot project.

Meet the 'Iron Lady' battling Google in Europe while knitting elephants

Her predecessor — Joaquin Almunia — failed to reach a settlement with Google three times, which in part led her to be much more aggressive in her dealings with the search giant (Google has 90% dominance in some parts of Europe).

'iPhone 7' concept inspired by Apple Watch features Digital Crown

The iPhone 7 concept features a Digital Control, which will offer a whole new level of controls on the device. However, it seems like a bit of a stretch for the iPhone, as the main purpose of introducing the Digital Crown was to magnify content on Apple Watch’s small display. It also doubles up as the Home button. None of these use cases are relevant when it comes to the iPhone.

How to recover photos or videos from an iPhone backup

Again, if have a backup for your lost phone, you can recover those lost items using an iTunes backup or an iCloud backup. OF COURSE, you should BACK UP  the borrowed device before moving on to the next step. If you do not back up their device their data could be lost forever, and they would hate you. Now, after backing up their phone, plug it into your computer and restore using your backup from “This computer” or iCloud.

Russian hackers exploit Flash, Windows flaws to spy on diplomats | ZDNet

The Flash exploit, CVE-2015-3043, is triggered when a victim clicks on a link to a malicious website controlled by attackers. A HTML/JS launcher serves the exploit, which then executes shellcode and runs an executable payload in a Windows system, delivered based on whether the system is Windows 32 or 64bits. The payload then triggers another previously unknown Windows flaw, CVE-2015-1701, in order to steal system tokens.

Heal Wants To Be The ‘Uber’ For Doctors Making House Calls

Dr. Dua said she’s working on a way to make the visits more “hyper-localized” so that doctors are closer to patients in the same way Uber drivers pick up rides within a certain area close to them. Heal said that there is a doctor close to every neighborhood in L.A. now. But the service is still pretty new to S.F. A quicker appearance will most likely require more users requesting doctors in the Bay Area.

Elon Musk almost sold Tesla to Google two years ago

In March of 2013, Tesla was in a dire situation: the company was nearly bankrupt, its electric vehicles failing to connect with buyers. But according to  a new report from Bloomberg today, Elon Musk had a contingency plan: cash out with Google.

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Keep Your iPhone Flexible with the Bobine Ultra-Flexible iPhone Dock [Deals Hub]

When you’re not on your laptop, you’re on your iPhone. It’s a hard fact to avoid. It’s just so easy because everything you need from your Mac is available right there on your phone. Your iPhone is a continuation of your main computer, so of course you want to keep them together. You can do that with the Bobine Ultra-Flexible iPhone Mount, on sale now in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub .

Jony Ive and Marc Newson reveal special Apple Watch Sport Band colors at Milan gala

Quote: Originally Posted by Bigmaconcampus� I get it, I can have my cake and eat it too, however, I'm finding this story and imagery awfully repellent for some reason. I get that Apple has long past the days of being the underdog, the little guy that we were all pulling for, but duck-face with guicci-toting fashionistas? Ugghh! To me Apple Watch is the most egalitarian product Apple has ever released. The $349 Sport Watch has the exact same capabilities as the $10K Edition Watch. Apple will sell more watches in one month than all of Android Wear combined in one year. And that's partly because of marketing events like this. Jony Ive gave singer Sam Smith a watch. He posted a picture of it on Instagram. The picture got over 140K views and 1600 comments. That's esentially free marketing. The kind of marketing nobody else could buy.

AMD reveals Windows 10 will launch in late July

Microsoft’s launch of Windows 10 will likely take place in late July, according to AMD. During AMD’s latest earnings call last week, president and CEO Lisa Su revealed the launch timing for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. Answering a question on inventory plans, Su said, "With the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching sort of the impact of that on the back-to-school season, and expect that it might have a bit of a delay to the normal back-to-school season inventory build-up."

'Silicon Valley' Season 2, episode 2 recap: 'It's just business'

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Five Simple Steps to Protect Corporate Data

Here’s what happens: Computer code is complex and inevitably has flaws. When companies find one of these flaws, they release a patch and indicate how the flaw could be used for ill. It doesn’t take hackers long to figure out what the hole is that the patch seeks to cover, and they immediately write tools to take advantage of it. It then becomes a race between the hackers and consumers updating their software.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Patents (HBO)

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Exclusive Apple Watch Sport bands showcased at Salone Del Mobile Design Fair in Milan

At Milan, Italy yesterday, Apple showcased the Apple Watch to consumers at the Salone Del Mobile Design fair . Apart from Apple’s Phil Schiller and Marc Newson, Jony Ive also made it to the event, and showcased some unreleased sports band for the Apple Watch.

Apple launching in-store ‘Apple Watch Basics’ workshops to show new owners how to use it

While some might suggest Apple’s roll out of classes for the Apple Watch shows the device has a user interface that some may find difficult to master without special guidance, it should be noted that the company already offers a variety of in-store sessions for other products, including the iPhone, its Mac computers, and iCloud. Some stores even offer an ‘iPad for Seniors’ class.

Huge Android Wear Update Adds WiFi, Gestures and More

Google is also enabling Wi-Fi on its Wear watches, allowing you to use them independently as long as you’re connected a Wi-Fi network and your phone has a data connection. This means you can continue to use your watch, get notifications, and send messages even if your phone isn’t within Bluetooth range.

Android Wear’s Second Big Update Is Coming: Gestures, WiFi, And Better UI In The Next Few Weeks

Thus far, things like Android Wear’s notifications or voice recognition have only worked when your watch and your phone are close enough for a Bluetooth connection. Most Android Wear watches actually have Wi-Fi built-in — the chip has just been inactive. With this update, it goes live. Your phone can actually be miles away — as long as your phone has data and your watch is connected to Wi-Fi, your notifications and replies will pass between them.

Weekly Roundup: 15 new and noteworthy tweaks of the week (April 19)

In case you were busy last week and didn’t get a chance to take a look at  Cydia , don’t worry as we have compiled a list of all the new tweaks that were released in the week which are worth checking out.

IT consulting: Is moving out on your own the right move?

In a recent report IT resourcing provider, TEKsystems surveyed businesses and found that heading into 2015 Q2, a majority of businesses (51 percent) planned to hire more IT contractors. "Most IT leaders are not seeing significant changes in terms of budget expectations, confidence, impact areas or difficulty in securing skill sets as compared to when we entered the year," research manager Jason Hayman wrote in the report. "But, where we have seen significant change is in the area of contingent hiring, which has seen a major shift towards increased hiring plans. Employment growth was robust in 2014, at least by recent standards, and most signs point to continued growth in 2015," Hayman writes. This bodes well for IT pros considering moving to the consulting sides of things.

Twitter upgrades direct message feature - CNET

Twitter is expanding its popular direct message feature to allow users to receive messages from other users regardless if they follow each other. The move is part of its ongoing effort to try to boost user growth as pressure from Wall Street investors continues.

Raytheon buys control of cybersecurity firm Websense - CNET

Raytheon will pay $1.9 billion to retain an 80.3 percent ownership in a new joint venture with Websense that will provide "defense-grade" cybersecurity technologies to companies that could fall victim to cyberattacks, the companies announced on Monday. The deal will see Raytheon acquire Websense from its current owner, private equity firm Vista Equity. After the new company is formed, Vista Equity will invest $335 million to give the company a 19.7 percent equity stake in the joint venture. That sum will be netted against Raytheon's $1.9 billion investment, bringing its total cash outlay to $1.57 billion.

Ceglia loses bid to revive Facebook lawsuit, block criminal case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday forcefully rejected the fugitive Paul Ceglia's effort to revive what U.S. prosecutors have called his fraudulent lawsuit to extort social media company Facebook Inc and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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Why ‘Do It For Me’ Is The Next Big Thing

Now that we are a 15 years into the software-as-a-service (SaaS) revolution, many of us in Silicon Valley are thinking hard about the next big wave in B2B software. We’re excited about many themes, including mobile enterprise, vertical SaaS and predictive analytics, but one less-obvious trend involves people power as much as computing power.

Rescuers respond to distress calls from migrant boats in the Mediterranean

Italian and Maltese ships are responding Monday to distress calls from migrant boats carrying an estimated 400 people in the Mediterranean, according to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy.

Every episode of 'Game of Thrones' rated and reviewed

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Watch Now: How to Manipulate the Media

In his talk, Holiday, former head of marketing at American Apparel, digs into the economics of the Web. The business model of many media outlets is now based on producing as many blog posts as conceivably possible in order to generate page views. This shift from quality to quantity has more profound impact on our everyday lives than we think. In order to attract eyeballs, sensational headlines are often used and reality becomes distorted and exaggerated.

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The Man Who Hacks Your Employees

MR. HADNAGY: We just did a job recently where our goal was to get people’s Social Security numbers and dates of birth and their full names and their employee IDs. We just called and said, “This is Paul from HR. There has been a problem. Your record was flagged as having some information deleted I need to verify so we don’t have problems with your benefits.”

IBM sales fall for 12th quarter, currency weighs

IBM did say that it has generated $7.7 billion in total cloud revenue over the past 12 months, up sharply from the year before. Technology investors are intently focused on the new Internet-based "cloud" model and which companies are making money from it. Inc, a leader in the sector, is expected to disclose financials from its Amazon Web Services cloud unit for the first time later this week.

5 Great Ideas For The Future Of Flying (And One Really Terrible One)

It’s called the SANTO seat (Special Accommodation Needs for Toddlers and Overweight Passengers), it's by SII Deutschland , and it’s not much more complicated than a seat that’s one and a half times the width of a normal seat, allowing more space for parents who need to sit with their fussy toddlers or obese people who have difficulty fitting into a tiny airplane seat. Apparently, it harvests extra space by using the rear of the plane where the fuselage narrows (where, as we understand it, one and a half seats might fit but a full two seats couldn’t).

Aliyun, An Alibaba Unit, Is Building China’s First “Cloud Hospital”

Alibaba is a Chinese e-commerce company operating online marketplaces for both international and domestic China trade. It also operates an online payment system called AliPay. Alibaba is a family of internet-based businesses, which enables its users to buy or sell anywhere in the world. It has developed businesses in consumer e-commerce, online payment, business-to-business marketplaces, and cloud …

Five Habits of Creative People

Certainly recording technology was changing at the time, Jazz in its many forms was gaining exposure and a wider audience with new artists coming to the fore, culture in the US and abroad was evolving as well, let alone the listening habits of the public and their "playback" technology. My notion is that Miles was aware of all this and was open to these influences, actively incorporated these notions into his work and stayed attuned to these styles in his own arrangements. Successful creative enterprise needs to have this perspective and openness but also the foresight to create categories where none existed before. Thx.

Condé Nast's First Apple Watch App Tells You When It's Time to Eat

Five years ago, Condé Nast and the rest of the magazine business spent a lot of time, money and ambition building iPad apps in the hope it might create a new paradigm for digital magazines. But no one’s making those claims now. This is one of several wearable ideas Epicurious has played with — a never-launched Google Glass app was another — and since no one on this team has actually used an Apple Watch outside of an Apple store, this falls firmly in the “experiment” category.

Live streaming apps pose legal risks for users

Instead, what might save Meerkat or Periscope from liability—but not the end user—are the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This is what has saved YouTube from paying monetary damages for copyrighted videos on its site, by arguing it’s nothing more than a third party hosting service for what end users decide to post. Under the provisions, YouTube and others like it are required to respond promptly to valid legal take-down requests from copyright holders.

India’s fight for net neutrality

A battle that could decide the future of the internet in India is being fought online, between telecom users and operators.

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Most of us have embarrassing stories about things we’ve shared on social media, but it’s hard to top Ethan Czahor’s. He was hired as Jeb Bush’s chief technology officer, but shortly after he got the job, journalists uncovered some old offensive tweets and he had to resign. Now Czahor is back in the tech world with an iOS app called Clear that could help people in… Read More

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5 facts about online dating

Online dating peaks among people in their mid-20s through mid-40s. Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds have used an online dating site or mobile dating app. Indeed, 45-54 year olds are just as likely to date online as are 18-24 year olds (8% of 45-54 year olds and 10% of 18-24 year olds are online daters). This might seem counterintuitive—aren’t most of those 18-24 year olds single? But middle-aged adults are often described as a “thin dating market,” meaning that they have a relatively limited number of available partners within their immediate social circles. Other researchers have argued that online dating is most useful to people in these thin dating markets, and our own findings seem to bear this out in the case of age.


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7 ways to practice emotional first aid

Learn what treatments for emotional wounds work for you. Pay attention to yourself and learn how you, personally, deal with common emotional wounds. For instance, do you shrug them off, get really upset but recover quickly, get upset and recover slowly, squelch your feelings, or …? Use this analysis to help yourself understand which emotional first aid treatments work best for you in various situations (just as you would identify which of the many pain relievers on the shelves works best for you). The same goes for building emotional resilience. Try out various techniques and figure out which are easiest for you to implement and which tend to be most effective for you. But mostly, get into the habit of taking note of your psychological health on a regular basis — and especially after a stressful, difficult, or emotionally painful situation.

Why I taught myself 20 languages -- and what I learned about myself in the process

I began my language education at age thirteen. I became interested in the Middle East and started studying Hebrew on my own. For reasons I still don’t quite understand, I was soon hooked on the Israeli funk group Hadag Nachash, and would listen to the same album every single morning. At the end of a month, I had memorized about twenty of their songs by heart — even though I had no clue what they meant. But once I learned the translations it was almost as if I had downloaded a dictionary into my head; I now knew several hundred Hebrew words and phrases — and I’d never had to open a textbook.

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Gallery: 10 buildings showing the future of architecture

Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain. When Seville officials decided to replace the parking lot and bus station in the city center, they were surprised to discover Roman ruins beneath the surface. What to do? This structure, by J. Mayer H. Architects, was the winning scheme in an international competition. Its design protects the ruins, provides space for shopping and cafés and creates a grand public square for the still-vibrant city. The six mushroom-like shading devices provide relief from the intense Andalusian sun, and visitors can climb to the top to take in a panoramic view of the walled city. Yet the craziest part of this swoopy landmark isn’t its form but that it’s made mostly of wood. It is the largest glued structure on Earth. Watch my virtual tour of this building below. Photo by Fernando Alda / David Franck.


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