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The Apple Watch has arrived at PC Labs. Here is what's inside the box.

Apple debuts three new ads showing Apple Watch use in everyday situations

'Adventure Time' may finally be getting the game it deserves

The Adventure Time TV show has been a huge success, but the accompanying video games rarely offer the same level of quality. Developer Vicious Cycle is h

This 4-year-old dancer knows all the cool moves [VIDEO]

Watch Heaven King do the nae nae, the whip and roll around in a little pink Escalade.

Watch a Boston terrier have the best day ever, in slow-motion

Five the Boston terrier, also known as the famous "dog on a Roomba," enjoys a day running around in slow motion video.

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Amazon, Microsoft Jump as Embrace of Cloud Fuels Profit

For the first time, Amazon broke out sales from its division that sells computing power and software via the Web, reporting a 49 percent jump last quarter. Microsoft’s profit topped estimates, underscoring healthy demand for software delivered through the cloud. Google Inc. also benefited from rising volume of online ads.

You Can Push Google Maps Directions from Desktop to Phone

We all use our smartphones more often than we’d like to admit, but let’s face it: Typing on a full-sized keyboard will always be easier to do than on a handheld device.

The 22 Best Apple Watch Health And Fitness Apps

Nike+ Running – Apple kicked both Jawbone Up and Nike+ Fuel Band out of the Apple store in anticipation of the Watch. But it looks like Apple through Nike some love by adding the Nike+ Watch app into the featured set of fitness apps on Apple’s website. The Nike+ Running app will allow owners of the Watch to connect with its global running community as well as log distance and run duration right on their wrist.

Apigee Closes Its First Public Day Worth $16.68 Per Share, Down 1.9% From Its IPO Price

Apigee , a company that helps organizations build and manage API connectors, went public this morning at $17 per share, briefly jumping to $20 per share before closing at $16.68, down 1.88 percent in its first day of regular trading. After-hours, the company is flat.

Unbelievably rare (and kind of cute) 'pocket shark' discovered - CNET

According to a new study published in the journal Zootaxa, the second pocket shark ever to be seen has been discovered. It was found in a batch of fish collected as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) study conducted in 2010, about 190 miles offshore Louisiana to study sperm whale feeding.

Apple's TestFlight updated, supports testing Apple Watch apps

Before this, developers had to remove the WatchKit binaries from their apps as they were submitted into the iTunes Store, or the store would not accept the uploads. It was an unnecessary frustration for many developers, but now that TestFlight has been updated, this issue should be alleviated.

Becoming Productive in Haskell

Sometime recently I became proficient enough in Haskell to be productive, and I wanted to capture some of my thoughts on the learning experience before it got too far away. I do most of my web prototyping in Haskell now, though I still regularly use and enjoy Python.

All the best new apps and app updates to land in the App Store this week [April 20 – April 24]

Each week, a new round of apps and app updates land in the iOS App Store. This week is no exception with the debut of Rally Racer Drift  and a major update to Sortly – Moving Organization & Inventory . These titles are only a sampling of what is available. Read on for our weekly picks of the best new apps and app updates that you shouldn’t miss.

Apple Watch deliveries begin in Australia

For those that were able to get an early pre-order in for the Apple Watch in Australia, deliveries have reportedly begun. Across several different internet forums, including within MacRumors , confirmation images of the Apple Watch being out in the wild have started to rise to the surface. Now that Australia has received their deliveries, next on the list is Hong Kong, China and Japan. After that, you’ll see regions like Germany, France, and then the United Kingdom get pre-orders delivered.

DIY Bio-plastics

Bio-plastics are a great alternative to traditional plastics, which are often composed of petroleum products. As years pass, we have less and less petroleum available to us, so it is important to find a suitable alternative. You can't beat the light-weight, low-cost applications of plastic products, so many companies are experimenting with making a similar product out of a more renewable product. Starch plastics are a good alternative, because corn is readily available, and when the plastic is done being used, it can be broken down rather than sent to a landfill.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Star Oscar Isaac on Bonding with BB-8 Han Solo and Leia - IGN

When asked if his character will be bringing in a lot of that exuberance to the film as a whole, Isaac said, "[Joy] is where J.J. [Abrams] operates from. You know the whole thing is infused with such enthusiasm. Such joy. And I think that I definitely do get to inhabit a lot of that feeling. And I know it sounds weird, but the ecstasy of war, which is something that I read about. I read this book called, 'What it's Like to Go to War', which is literal. And this guy talked about that a lot - particularly with pilots. You know that feeling takes you to this weird, sacred space. It's this kind of high that happens. But yeah, I think that J.J. just infuses his enthusiasm and his passion for this story in every frame."

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James Bond needs $5 million to hold a Sony phone, and he still doesn't like it

James Bond doesn't work for free. He isn't just some gun for hire. He has standards, and values, and if you want him to use your smartphone in a movie you better come prepared with "a solid financial proposal." Because if Bond doesn't think your products are very good... Well, let's just say $5 million dollars will get him to hold your phone, but those are just table stakes.

University of Florida suspends fraternity whose members spat at disabled military veterans

A University of Florida fraternity whose expelled members who spat at a group of disabled military veterans on a beach resort has been suspended.

The NEXT Next Web: Try Our Big Redesign Right Now

A big redesign is coming to the The Next Web and we want you to give it a serious roadtest, so we’re opening it up in beta from today.

The British Power Adaptor For The Apple Watch Is Genius

The Apple Watch, which was released today, naturally comes with a set of new chargers to support the Magsafe adaptor on the back of the wearable.

Security Researcher: It's "Trivial to Bypass  Security Tools on Macs"

Time was, Mac owners could sit smugly in the knowledge that their computer was far safer than a Windows machine. But the rise of Apple brought the rise of hacker interest—and now a researcher claims that it’s “trivial for any attacker to bypass the security tools on Macs.”

No, Apple Isn't Cutting Pebble Off From iOS | WIRED

But with the Apple Watch launching, it appears someone within the company was overly vigilant in the app review process. And this does raise a broader question: What happens if Apple does decide to cut Pebble off? The App Store is fully within its control, and it is free to change its mind about who is and is not competitive. This is about more than Pebble. There’s been apparent progress on making Android Wear compatible with iOS, something Apple could quash at any moment. Fitbit has an API, which others can use to make compatible apps. Could it be deemed a competitor? What about Jawbone? Or Nest, which competes with HomeKit? The Watch is among Apple’s widest-ranging products ever, with such vast possibilities that its competition could include virtually anything.

Valve Now Lets Modders Sell Their Creations on Steam

Pro mod makers and hobbyists can now make an extra buck or two on Steam: the online gaming platform announced on Thursday that the Steam Workshop will now allow its community to list and sell their work . The mods are immediately usable after purchase.

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"Music was better back then": When do we stop keeping up with popular music?

Very good point –important to remember that this is only a limited slice of someone’s listening, that won’t include, say, iTunes data. (The tradeoff is the ability to capture intent; I may not be bothered to purchase a 90s song that was my jam in high school, but if I’m already on a streaming service it’s easy for me to seek it out and stream it, add it to a playlist, etc so we see that signal in a way we might not otherwise.) It would definitely be interesting to correlate this to, say, FM radio listening… do older people listen to more throwback stations and less Top 40?

What everyone's getting wrong about Google's Project Fi: Saving money isn't the point

But as Google’s actual announcement makes clear, saving money isn’t really the point of Project Fi. The service’s true goal is to change the way we think about wireless data service. The subtext of Project Fi is that traditional wireless carriers aren’t as important as they think.

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The Building Real World Cloud Apps with Azure e-book is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie. It explains 13 patterns and practices that can help you be successful developing web apps...

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Oculus is getting ready to launch its consumer Rift virtual reality headset so at TechCrunch Disrupt NY I’ll be sitting down with the man who made it. Nate Mitchell is the co-founder and VP of Product at Oculus. While visionary Palmer Luckey and CEO Brendan Iribe get a lot of attention, its Mitchell who’s in charge of engineering, product, its Story Studio content team, and making… Read More

Your body language shapes who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

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Justin Timberlake Shows Us How Dumb We Sound When We Use Hashtags

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon, comedy skit best friends and the human couple equivalent of a pair of colorful striped socks, teamed up yet again to shed light on a disease that's been plaguing phone-connected humans for years now: the ridiculous overuse of hashtags .

30 Deleted 10 Years’ Worth of My Family History

Intrigued, she and my grandfather planted the seed in a foam cup of potting soil. It grew the telltale fuzzy leaves of a baby tomato plant, so they christened it Tom the Tomato, transplanted it into a one-gallon milk jug with the top cut off, and left it to grow in the sunny dining room of the stately Victorian home where they had lived since 1957. Tom thrived, even producing cherry tomatoes, and eventually reached the ceiling, where they anchored him with string. My grandmother pollinated him with a tiny artist’s brush.

The psychology of your future self

"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished." Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the "end of history illusion," where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case.

I was held hostage for 317 days. Here's what I thought about…

Vincent Cochetel was held hostage for 317 days in 1998, while working for the UN High Commissioner on Refugees in Chechnya. For the first time, he recounts the experience — from what it was like to live in a dark, underground chamber, chained to his bed, to the unexpected conversations he had with his captors. With lyricism and power, he explains why he continues his work today. Since 2000, attacks on humanitarian aid workers have tripled — and he wonders what that rise may signal to the world.

Cardiff University scientists discover asthma's root cause - BBC News

Scientists at Cardiff University have identified the potential root cause of asthma for the first time, along with a new treatment.

How to manage for collective creativity

What's the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of "Collective Genius," has studied some of the world's most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing — from everyone in the company, not just the designated "creatives."

There’s a better way to die, and architecture can help

In this short, provocative talk, architect Alison Killing looks at buildings where death and dying happen — cemeteries, hospitals, homes. The way we die is changing, and the way we build for dying ... well, maybe that should too. It's a surprisingly fascinating look at a hidden aspect of our cities, and our lives.

Scientists Discover Vast 'Ocean' Hidden Deep Underground

"Geological processes on the Earth’s surface, such as earthquakes or erupting volcanoes, are an expression of what is going on inside the Earth, out of our sight," geophysicist Dr. Steven Jacobsen , an associate professor at Northwestern University, said in a written statement. "I think we are finally seeing evidence for a whole-Earth water cycle, which may help explain the vast amount of liquid water on the surface of our habitable planet. Scientists have been looking for this missing deep water for decades ."

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

I go beyond training with a straight-talking approach to wellness that focuses on an overall healthy lifestyle. For years I’ve educated celebrities and top corporate executives on how to effectively incorporate fitness and nutrition into their busy everyday lives. I’ve appeared on Extra, The Doctors, Good Morning America and The Today Show.I was also featured trainer on The CW’s Shedding for the Wedding, and am often quoted in People, Glamour, Woman’s Health and the Los Angeles Times. I’m also the author of No Gym Required – Release Your Inner Rock Star (2009) and Strong is the New Skinny-- How to Eat, Live, and Move to Maximize Your Power (2014). Beyond training, I’m the President and CEO of fitness and wellness brand NGR – No Gym Required – and I am the lifestyle and fitness spokesperson for world-class brands including Muscle Milk, Polar Heart Rate Monitors and Weight Watchers.Weight Watchers recently appointed me as their overall national spokesperson and trainer in the 5 DVD Points Plus Program workout series.

The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

Datawrapper  is an online tool for making interactive charts. Once you upload the data from CSV file or paste it directly into the field, Datawrapper will generate a bar, line or any other related visualization. Many reporters and news organizations use Datawrapper to embed live charts into their articles. It is very easy to use and produces effective graphics. If you are looking to get started, here is a nice tutorial to make your task easier.

Get in shape (for real this time)

It is the New Year’s Resolution that you make over and over again. Here, talks to help you actually stick to it—and do it in a kind, effective way.

The good news about PMS

Everybody knows that most women go a little crazy right before they get their period, that their reproductive hormones cause their emotions to fluctuate wildly. Except: There's very little scientific consensus about premenstrual syndrome. Says psychologist Robyn Stein DeLuca, science doesn't agree on the definition, cause, treatment or even existence of PMS. She explores what we know and don't know about it — and why the popular myth has persisted.

Thoughts Can Fuel Some Deadly Brain Cancers

Last year, Monje and a team of researchers showed that the cells responsible for myelination began to grow rapidly in response to high levels of brain activity. "That was an intriguing finding and it was consistent with our idea that activity in the brain, thinking, planning, using your brain, might be promoting the cancer arising within it," she says.

Why aren't we more compassionate?

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, asks why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.

The Art of Error: Clever 404 Pages

But the difference between the two is not chance. Your 404 error page should reflect the same thought and design as every other page — more, even, considering that it’s mere appearance is already disrupting the user experience. But when dealt with properly, you can make the best of a bad situation by turning your 404 page into an unexpectedly pleasant surprise.

1913 color photos reveal vivid reds like you've never seen

A serene, almost surreal photograph of Christina paddling in the sea at Lulworth Cove in Dorset. The long exposure time required, even in bright sunshine, has given the sea an unreal glass-like quality. The vivid red of her costume is in dramatic contrast to the subdued natural tones of the background. In the distance you can just see the rowing boat, where she was also photographed that same day.

A little-told tale of sex and sensuality

“If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms," says Shereen El Feki, who traveled through the Middle East for five years, talking to people about sex. While those conversations reflected rigid norms and deep repression, El Feki also discovered that sexual conservatism in the Arab world is a relatively new thing. She wonders: could a re-emergence of public dialogue lead to more satisfying, and safer, sex lives?

Under The Influence: New York Hardcore

In the first episode of our series Under the Influence, we go from the streets of the Lower East Side all the way to South Korea to examine one of the most distinctive genres to sprout from the concrete of New York City: hardcore. Along the way, we’ll meet with everyone from tattoo shop owners to chefs to government workers—all of whom have been inspired by the teachings at musical meccas like CBGB’s and A7 and found ways to apply the lessons learned from the scene to their own lives. Join us—as well as members of Agnostic Front, Title Fight, Youth of Today, Incendiary, and more—as we explore a world living under the influence of New York Hardcore. Up Next: There Will Be Quiet - The Story of Judge (Part 1) - You Should Subscribe Here Now: ** Subscribe to Noisey on YouTube to stay updated on our daily releases: Videos, daily editorial and more: Like Noisey on Facebook: Follow Noisey on Twitter: Read our tumblr: http://noiseymusic.

Go ahead, make up new words!

In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing ones won’t quite do. She lists out 6 ways to make new words in English, from compounding to “verbing,” in order to make language better at expressing what we mean, and to create more ways for us to understand one another.

Headout Raises $1.8 Million For Its Travel App That Puts A Concierge In Your Pocket

Headout , a mobile travel application that functions as sort of a mobile concierge, helping you find tours, activities and tickets to local events in select U.S. cities, has closed on $1.8 million in seed funding in order to expand its business to new markets. Currently only live in New York and Los Angeles, the startup says it plans to utilize the funds to reach 12 more cities by year-end.


PSA: The 2013 Nexus 7 has been discontinued   —  It had a great run, but Google has today discontinued the 2013-edition Nexus 7.  The device was arguably—and is still to this this day—one of the best options when it comes to mid-range Android tablets.  You may not be able to grab …

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53 Legacy of Agent Orange
54 Genetically Engineered Babies. Germ Line Engineering with CRISPR Leads to Designer Human Embryos | MIT Technology Review
55 Jobscan Helps You Write Better Resumes
56 Fuck This Court
57 With Lydia, Pay For Your Online Purchases Using Your Apple Watch
58 Wormholes Untangle a Black Hole Paradox | Quanta Magazine
59 Jason David Frank Talks My Morphing Life, Power Rangers and More - IGN
60 Bison herd's freedom run ends in tragedy
61 How Bob Marley's Son Learned From Failure And Started A Multi-Million Dollar Coffee Company
62 How to seem smart in meetings without really trying
63 Intel Compute Stick now available: $149 for Windows version, $110 for Linux | ZDNet
64 The US Army's testing clip-on ray gun attachments for its rifles
65 Write the Perfect Email to Anyone With This Creepy Site | WIRED
66 Origin Story (Season 2, #1)
67 Cheaper jet fuel gives airlines a bump in profits
68 The Complete Guide to Medium for Marketers
69 Amazon now lets you book electricians, plumbers and goat grazers
70 Your elusive creative genius
71 All 38 Apple Watch models and their prices on one page
72 India’s UrbanClap Matches Customers With The Best Local Service Providers
73 Richard Branson: Marissa Mayer's Yahoo Work Policy Is on the Wrong Side of History
74 Erupting volcano puts on a dazzling lightning display in Chile
75 Apple is not rejecting iOS apps that work with Pebble (updated)
76 Apple Watch, Android Wear, or Pebble: how do they stack up?
77 Gay teen just wants a prom date, so his best friend saves the day
78 Watch The First Donut In Space
79 Abercrombie & Fitch kicks out shirtless models, ending an era of abs
80 Citi Economist Says It Might Be Time to Abolish Cash
81 Review: Asus ZenBook UX305 | WIRED
82 An Adorable Felt Apple Watch That Never Needs Charging
83 Angelina Jolie slams U.N., says Syrian refugee crisis is 'sickening'
84 So we leaned in ... now what?
85 Furious 8 is coming in 2017
86 Why dieting doesn't usually work
87 Diet Pepsi is replacing aspartame as its sweetener
88 A quarter of Americans are completely sedentary, and Chipotle will now deliver
89 Apply Now For The Austin And Seattle Meetup + Pitch-Offs
90 Timewaste Timer: $1 Per Hour Penalty for Using Facebook
91 Investors Swing For The Fences With $1B In Sports Tech Deals
92 Americans’ Views on Open Government Data
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