'Gotham is burning' but Batman has brought his Bat-buds in new Arkham Knight trailer - CNET
Catwoman, Nightwing and Robin join the Dark Knight to face off with the mysterious Arkham Knight in the third trailer for the hotly-anticipated game.
Quiksilver designed a wetsuit that looks like an actual suit
If you're a surfer, and you love the feel of salty sea mist on your skin, and the threatening billow of a forming wave, and the rush of gliding on water, but your preferred look is business formal,...
'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' is fast, frantic and adds a co-op campaign
Developer Treyarch has a good record of keeping things fresh in Call of Duty. The company started working on the franchise back in 2005. With World at Wa
John Oliver puts the 'fast fashion' industry on blast
John Oliver covered the unethical business practices of "Fast Fashion" brands on Last Week Tonight.
Tribute to every film in the Marvel Universe will knock your socks off
A supercut of every Marvel film in honor of the upcoming 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'
Producer tells 'overly sensitive' Native actors to leave Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous Six'
Adam Sandler's Ridiculous Six is getting more ridiculous with each passing day. Video obtained by Indian Country Today shows numerous Native actors on the set of the Netflix fil...
This Tiny Robot Can Pull Weights 2,000 Times Heavier Than It
Scientists from Stanford have developed a series of super-small, super strong robots—including this one, that can haul up to 52 pounds, despite weighing less than half an ounce. That’s like you pulling a blue whale.
Microsoft could write off billions of dollars from Nokia acquisition
The write-off had been preceded with a warning similar to that issued last week for Nokia, although Microsoft’s phrasing then was more cautious about the possibility of an impending charge. For example, it did not use the words “elevated risk of impairment” at that time, as it did in the recent 10-Q about the Nokia investment.
How to force-restart the Apple Watch - CNET
If you run into issue, try a basic restart by powering down your watch by pressing the side button until the shutdown screen appears, followed by sliding the Power Off button to the side in an attempt to remedy the situation.
Muswitch replaces Recent Contacts and Favorites with media controls in the App Switcher [Jailbreak Tweak]
One of the complains which I have against the tweak is that the next and the previous buttons don’t work sometimes. You have to tap on them several times until you get the result. I’m also not fond of the media buttons as they look too large for the App Switcher.
Weekly Roundup: 10 new and noteworthy Jailbreak tweaks of the week (April 26)
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 seems this week wasn’t so active compared to the previous one as it saw the release of 10 new jailbreak tweaks only.
$194B! Apple's cash pile hits record
Apple’s cash pile is enormously important to investors – who are increasingly hungrily eyeing bigger dividends and stock buybacks. The company announced it plans to boost its capital return program. That means the company is boosting its plan to buyback stock from $90 billion to $140 billion. It’s also boosting its dividend 11%. The $1.16 billion dividend increase is the 20th biggest dividend increase in the history of the S&P 500, says Howard Silverblatt of S&P Dow Jones Indices. (The biggest was a $32.6 billion by Microsoft in 2004).
Here's One Reason you Don't Want an Apple Watch Sport
It’s worth noting though that the video blogger has a long history of subjecting Apple technology to serious abuse. Earlier this year, he posted a clip where he boiled an iPhone 6 in Coca Cola for…um…some reason:
Kwambio Wants to Bring a Friendly Face to 3D Printing
Building a closed software and hardware ecosystem gives companies the advantage of being able to control how the technology is used and helping to get customers tied into buying compatible products.
Screenshot+ lets you capture and share screenshots easily [Jailbreak Tweak]
After installing Screenshot+, you can configure it via the new preferences pane available in Settings. From there, you can assign an Activator gesture to invoke the tweak and capture a screenshot, enable or disable saving screenshots to Photos as well as toggle on or off any of the four sharing options available (Mail, iMessage/MMS, Twitter, Facebook).
Apple ‘Working Hard’ To Catch Up With Apple Watch Demand
Apple is “working very, very hard” to meet the strong demand for Apple Watch, Apple CFO Luca Maestri told Bloomberg Businessweek in the wake of the company’s earnings call today. Apple is facing demand that it hopes to largely catch up with by the end of June, according to the executive.
Google Wants to Buy Your Patent to Keep It Away From Trolls | WIRED
But the process could also offer Google other advantages as a kind of market research. The company could find out what good patents are out there and what their holders think they’re worth. Google’s open-submission approach would seem to be a novelty in the arena of protective patent-buying. Yes, there are patent management firms like RPX, which buys up patents defensively so they can’t be used as ammunition in the patent wars. But the process of how these companies acquire new patents—and for how much—tends to be hidden from the public.
You Can Fiddle With Your BMW or Porsche From an Apple Watch | WIRED
Wondering how much gas you’ve got in the tank? Or the best route back to your car in an enormous parking lot? Want to flash the lights? Done. Just check your wrist and fiddle with that cool Digital Crown. It’s pretty much the same story and features with the Watch app BMW’s got, but that one’s limited to the electric i3 and (amazingly awesome) plug-in hybrid i8 .
Microsoft phones infringe patents: U.S. International Trade Commission judge
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp ( MSFT.O ) lost a round in a potentially costly patent battle when a U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Monday found that the software giant used InterDigital Inc's technology in its mobile phones without permission.
Data Center: The Future is Software Defined
Just as we know the future of the data center is software defined, the future of High Performance Computing is software optimized. IDC predicts that the penalties for neglecting the HPC software stack will grow more severe, making modern, parallel, optimized code essential for continued growth. To this end, today we announced that the first Intel® Parallel Computing Center in China has been established in Beijing to drive the next generation of high performance computing in the country. Our success is also dependent on strong partnerships, so I was happy to have Lenovo onstage to share details on their new Enterprise Innovation Center focused on enabling our joint success in China.
Here's the full list of the best companies to work for in America
In creating this list, companies in the 2014 Fortune 500 list were ranked using PayScale's salary and survey database. Final scores were determined by multiplying six criteria: high job satisfaction, low job stress, ability to telecommute, high job meaning, experienced median pay, and salary delta. Since we think that pay is one of the most important factors, we double-weighted it in our calculations. Read the full methodology here .
China passes US to become Apple's biggest iPhone market - CNET
Fiscal second-quarter revenue in the region, which got a boost from the Chinese New Year in February, soared 70 percent to a record $16.8 billion from $9.84 billion a year ago. China was the only region detailed in Apple's earnings report where March sales topped those of the first quarter, though they rose a scant 4 percent. The region also surpassed Europe to become the second-biggest revenue generator overall after the Americas, which recorded $21.3 billion in sales.
Before and after photos of Nepal's landmarks reveal devastating impact of earthquake
The massive earthquake that struck Nepal and killed at least 2,500 people on Saturday has also destroyed some of the country's most iconic landmarks.
ESPN Sues Verizon Over Its TV Packages Aimed At Cord Cutters
Verizon has apparently hit a snag with regard to its efforts aimed at cord cutters. The cable TV provider recently introduced a way to purchase TV channel packages via à la carte bundles. But today, ESPN filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Verizon, arguing that Verizon’s move to break out ESPN’s channels into a separate sports tier that isn’t a part of the core package is not authorized by existing contracts.
Apple sold a whopping 61 million iPhones in Q2 2015, disappoints with 12 million iPads
In the three months of Q2 2015, Apple sold an incredible 61 million iPhones. That’s up from 43 million iPhones during the same quarter in 2014 and is the second biggest quarter for iPhone ever.
'Silicon Valley' Season 2, episode 3 recap: 'Worst man in America'
For now, it's hard to tell if Russ will end up being more foe than friend in the team's fight against Belson, who is busting out the big guns with Big Head. He and his team of lawyers plan to win the lawsuit by portraying Richard's best friend and current Hooli employee as the brainchild of Pied Piper. The more praise they heap on Big Head, the more it will seem like he — rather than Richard — created Pied Piper at Hooli.
Facebook Adds Video Calling to Messenger Mobile App
Chudnovsky said Facebook doesn’t plan to generate revenue from the new Messenger feature soon, as it learns what users want and how to deliver on it. “If anyone is thinking we’ll make a dime on this this year, I would encourage that person to think again,” he said.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards On The Future Of Reproductive Rights: "These Issues Shouldn’t Be Partisan Issues"
At Planned Parenthood, we see somewhere between 2.5 million to 3 million patients in our clinics each year, [but] we now see 6 million per month online—minimum. We’re able to chat with someone who may not live near a health center, or can’t pick up the phone, or they just need someone to talk to on their terms. All the things we’re able to do now take down the barriers between "Wow, I know I need birth control" and getting it. The next generation, they don’t want to wait for anything. They don’t want to wait for something to download, they don’t want to wait for someone to give them a ride to the mall, they want something right now, and that to me is a huge opportunity for Planned Parenthood. I remember eight years ago, being able to type your zip code [into a search engine] and get a Planned Parenthood, that was a radical concept at the time. Now we’re the Fandango of reproductive health care.
Paying too much for cloud services? These five tools can help cut your cloud costs
But while it is great that cloud providers base their fees on what resources you actually consume, the various elements of your bill are daunting and complex, to say the least. True, many of the cloud components can be had for pennies per month, but for some resources (such as those heavily loaded multicore CPUs) the meter can run up to real money very quickly.
The Plan to Bring Nature Back to the Los Angeles River | WIRED
On the western side of the San Fernando Valley, behind the bleachers of Canoga Park High School, two concrete drainage ditches merge. Here in parched Southern California, barely a trickle runs through these channels. Most days it’s more like a sheen of greenish moisture, a puddle filtering across clumped leaves and other debris. Yet this forlorn speck of infrastructure marks a literal and figurative watershed for greater Los Angeles. It’s here that two tributaries, the Arroyo Calabasas and Bell Creek, join to become the Los Angeles River. And that river, a long-neglected wasteland, is about to become an urban oasis: a linear, riparian Central Park.
No, it is a standalone project, however a big part of the Redis networking source code, nodes message bus, libraries, and the client protocol, were reused in this new project. In theory it was possible to extract the common code and release it as a framework to write distributed systems in C. However this is not a perfect solution as well, since the projects are expected to diverge more and more in the future, and to rely on a common fundation was hard. Moreover the initial effort to turn Redis into two different layers: an abstract server, networking stack and cluster bus, and the actual Redis implementation, was a huge effort, ways bigger than writing Disque itself.
Apple Beats In Q2 2015 With $X58B Revenue, $13.6B Profit And $2.33 EPS
Fortune’s consensus among analysts was for Apple to report earnings of $2.21 per share on $56.85 billion in revenue, with both revenue and EPS exploding more than 24.7 percent and 33.1 percent, respectively; this is an insane growth prediction.
Apple's iPhone 5s Burst mode lets you rapidly capture shots, then selects the best photos for you. You can also manually select which shots you want to keep. HD
Ben Smith on Twitter
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.
The Verge on Twitter
Best Buy now accepts Apple Pay, and it's coming to stores "later this year" http://theverge.com/e/8269572?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter … pic.twitter.com/9S3VhHjuOO
Engadget on Twitter
Every major US credit card will soon work with Apple Pay http://engt.co/1EdLTuB pic.twitter.com/ez6gfW1gPw
Eyal Bino has been working for years to bring Israeli entrepreneurs into the New York City tech ecosystem, and his latest venture, ICONYC Labs is the culmination of that work. Together with Arie Abecassis, a partner and mentor at Dreamit Ventures, Bino has established an accelerator for young Israeli entrepreneurs to build out their businesses in the hear of New York’s burgeoning… Read More
5 ways to kill your dreams
All of us want to invent that game-changing product, launch that successful company, write that best-selling book. And yet so few of us actually do it. TED Fellow and Brazilian entrepreneur Bel Pesce breaks down five easy-to-believe myths that ensure your dream projects will never come to fruition.
Looting the Pension Funds
The siege of America's public-fund money really began nearly 40 years ago, in 1974, when Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. In theory, this sweeping regulatory legislation was designed to protect the retirement money of workers with pension plans. ERISA forces employers to provide information about where pension money is being invested, gives employees the right to sue for breaches of fiduciary duty, and imposes a conservative "prudent man" rule on the managers of retiree funds, dictating that they must make sensible investments and seek to minimize loss. But this landmark worker-protection law left open a major loophole: It didn't cover public pensions. Some states were balking at federal oversight, and lawmakers, naively perhaps, simply never contemplated the possibility of local governments robbing their own workers.
Want To Know The Language Of The Future? The Data Suggests It Could Be...French
For many centuries, France was the official language of culture, and erudition. It was the language of diplomacy and arts. Aristocrats in Imperial Russia spoke French, even amongst themselves, as Tolstoy and many others documented. In short, if you wanted to be educated, you had to speak French.
For parents, happiness is a very high bar
The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.
How not to be ignorant about the world
How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — then, from Hans’ son Ola, learn 4 ways to quickly get less ignorant.
The psychology of evil
Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib trials. Then he talks about the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, and how we can rise to the challenge.
10 myths about psychology, debunked
How much of what you think about your brain is actually wrong? In this whistlestop tour of dis-proved science, Ben Ambridge walks through 10 popular ideas about psychology that have been proven wrong — and uncovers a few surprising truths about how our brains really work.
4 critical mistakes that inventors make
Inventor’s mistake: Failing to anticipate the response of the market. The 19th-century entrepreneur Frederic Tudor had a vision as a young man of shipping blocks of ice from frozen New England lakes to tropical areas, where they could be sold at a staggering markup. Tudor hit upon a technique to keep the ice blocks from melting during the voyage — in initial test shipments from Boston to Martinique, the ice survived the journey in remarkably good shape. But there was a problem that Tudor had never contemplated: the residents of Martinique had no interest in his exotic frozen bounty. They simply had no idea what to do with it. In 1800, the overwhelming majority of people living in equatorial climates would have never experienced anything truly cold. The idea of frozen water would have been as fanciful to them as an iPhone. Tudor assumed that the novelty of ice would be a point in his favor that his blocks would “out-do” all the other luxuries. Instead, the ice received blank stares. He posted handbills around town that included instructions on how to carry and preserve the ice, but found few takers.
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.
11 must-see TED Talks
What is TED? This primer of 11 classic TED Talks show you the wide range of topics covered -- and introduce you to beloved speakers like Amy Cuddy, Brené Brown, Sir Ken Robinson and Chimamanda Adichie. Find your next favorite talk ...
Inside Popcorn Time, the Piracy Party Hollywood Can't Stop | WIRED
For any other year-old startup, those numbers would seem ludicrous. But Popcorn Time is giving away Hollywood’s most valuable content for free, and making that piracy easier than ever. Download Popcorn Time’s app and in seconds you’re offered a slick menu of streaming TV shows and movies at least as easy to navigate as Netflix or Hulu—but with higher-quality video and hundreds of recent movies and TV shows paid services don’t offer.
What makes us feel good about our work?
What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work. (Filmed at TEDxRiodelaPlata.)
Tesla will reveal a battery for your home at its April event
You don't have to wonder any longer as to what Tesla will unveil at its April 30th event -- the company just spoiled things in advance. In an email to investors, the company states that its shindig will reveal both a previously-teased battery for your home and a "very large," utility-oriented battery. Details aren't forthcoming (those are for the big show!), but there's a good chance that the hardware will build on the concepts behind existing home batteries, which are often used to store excess solar power and provide backups during outages. The real questions are whether or not Tesla can improve on personal powerplants like it did electric cars, and how much you'll pay versus the competition. You'll likely get the answers to both riddles in just over a week.
Why do women have periods when most animals don't?
Apart from humans and our close relatives, the only animals that menstruate are elephant shrews and certain bats. Why did it only evolve in these species?
THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The Trends Creating New Winners And Losers In The Card-Processing Ecosystem
Understanding this complex and rapidly evolving space can be challenging. In a new explainer , BI Intelligence offers a high-level look at the payments industry — how it functions, who the key players are, and the trends shaping the industry. We start by explaining payment-card processing, since the majority of consumer payments and transaction volume flow through this system. From there we take a look at how consumers' move to mobile devices is changing the way we pay, and which players stand to benefit.
How Bob Marley's Son Learned From Failure And Started A Multi-Million Dollar Coffee Company
I don't know about the other commentors but where I live in Canada just outside of Hamilton we have a coffee store called ecs coffee which has tons and tons of different varieties of coffee that are made for keurig and tassimo brewers, so basically its a keurig k-cup store. Anyway in my store they sell every box of the different varieties of Marley coffee and I mean EVERY box and that's the coffee I always buy so I guess I'm pretty lucky aha. I'm surprised nobody has found it as these ecs stores are all around canada and I can honestly say that Marley coffee is one of the best coffee's out there it's my favourite if you ever do find it like I did I highly suggest buying every flavour you see as they all taste amazingly different.
Watch SpaceX Launch A Satellite In Today’s Falcon 9 Thales Mission
SpaceX is launching a satellite for customer Thales Alenia Space today. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket should blast off at around 6:14 ET today, provided the launch window sees favorable conditions once it opens. The mission will see the first satellite operated by Turkmenistan enter orbit, if all goes as planned.
Prime Gap Grows After Decades-Long Lull | Quanta Magazine
The two new proofs of Erdős’ conjecture are both based on a simple way to construct large prime gaps. A large prime gap is the same thing as a long list of non-prime, or “composite,” numbers between two prime numbers. Here’s one easy way to construct a list of, say, 100 composite numbers in a row: Start with the numbers 2, 3, 4, … , 101, and add to each of these the number 101 factorial (the product of the first 101 numbers, written 101!). The list then becomes 101! + 2, 101! + 3, 101! + 4, … , 101! + 101. Since 101! is divisible by all the numbers from 2 to 101, each of the numbers in the new list is composite: 101! + 2 is divisible by 2, 101! + 3 is divisible by 3, and so on. “All the proofs about large prime gaps use only slight variations on this high school construction,” said James Maynard of Oxford, who wrote the second of the two papers .