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Here's how to play Counter Strike on your Android Wear watch

Yes, now you can blast some bots into next week directly from your wrist playing the original Counter Strike 1.6 from the 90s.

Artificial intelligence now fits inside a USB stick

Everywhere you go, you'll always take the neural network with you.

Babymetal is coming to 'Super Mario Maker'

You have been warned.

YouTube is launching a new 6-second ad unit you can't skip

"We like to think of Bumper ads as little haikus of video ads."

Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” trailer is here

Questionable motives! Questionable tactics! Questionable accents! It's all here.  Now read more of CoCreate's thou

German nuclear plant infected with computer viruses

A nuclear power plant 75 miles outside of Munich is infected with computer viruses, but the plant's operator says they'r

This homemade hoverbike is the future of personal aviation

It actually hovers, unlike hoverboards.

Movidius packs plug-and-play AI into a USB stick

The Fathom is a portable version of the Myriad 2 chip that can be plugged into Linux-based devices to run neural networks while consuming very little power.

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Nokia is buying digital health firm Withings for $191 million

Nokia has announced  plans to acquire Withings — a French consumer electronics company focused on digital health — for €170 million ($191 million) in cash. The acquisition will significantly boost Nokia's portfolio of wearables and fitness devices, bringing 200 Withings employees and products — including its  Activité smartwatch ,  E-ink fitness tracker , and  Bluetooth thermometer — into Nokia's advanced technologies division.

From VTech to Ashley Madison: How the hacks of 2015 are reshaping cyber security

Such details included people’s email addresses, dates of birth and their credit card transactions. As a stand-alone event this is fascinating, great for small talk in the office, but it’s unlikely to strike fear into the hearts of senior professionals in organizations. However, the Ashley Madison breach was not the only cyber-attack to take a dramatic toll on an organization last year.

An Apple employee was found dead in a headquarters conference room

Information for our units [inaudible] at Apple Campus, Infinite Loop, for a 10-56 attempt... female employee bleeding from a head wound to the head, possibly has a gun. Looks like security was escorting the employee down, and the West Side units is now arriving. And I do have further [inaudible] that they are advising there’s a body in one of the conference rooms with a gun so we’re not sure if there are multiple people involved.

Microsoft's new iPhone keyboard makes it easier to text with one hand

I installed Word Flow to see if it could really speed up my texting skills. With arc mode turned on, it's definitely easier to bang out some words with one hand on my iPhone 6. Normally, I have to use two hands to reach a decent typing speed. If you've never used Swype, there will be a little bit of a learning curve to adjust to the typing pattern.

SpaceX plans Mars mission for 2018

Above: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks after unveiling the Dragon V2 spacecraft in Hawthorne, California May 29, 2014. Space Exploration Technologies announced April 27, 2016, it will send uncrewed Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018, a first step in company founder Elon Musk's goal to fly people to another planet. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

This tiny adapter lets you use wireless controllers with an NES

Analogue, the company behind perhaps  the most gorgeous NES ever made , is releasing a new adapter so you can use a wireless controller with your classic Nintendo hardware. Called the Retro Receiver, the $19.99 receiver simply plugs into the controller port on an NES, letting you replace the standard, tethered gamepad with something wireless.

Here's A Toolkit for Creating a Loyal Instagram Following

Fast Company talked with the founders of Frank Body, the Norwegian cult clothing brand Onepiece, and the newly launched haircare brand Ouai—all brands built on Instagram—to learn their strategies for making a powerful impression on Instagram and using the platform to grow their companies. Here's some of what they shared.

Wikipedia Is Basically a Corporate Bureaucracy, According to a New Study

This may seem surprising, since there is no policing authority on Wikipedia—no established top-down means of control. The community is self-governing, relying primarily on social pressure to enforce the established core norms, according to co-author Simon DeDeo, a complexity scientist at Indiana University. He likens the earliest Wikipedia users—most of whom hailed from the ultra-nerdy Usenet culture of the 1990s—to historical figures like Rousseau, Voltaire, and Thomas Jefferson. “But what happens when a tiny Thomas Jefferson Libertarian fantasy has to grow up?” he told Gizmodo.

India mandates panic button on all phones to help keep women safe

All mobile phones sold in India will be required to have a panic button as of next year, the country's telecommunications ministry announced this week, as part of an effort to enhance safety for women. As  Bloomberg reports , the order requires handset makers to implement an emergency feature that could be activated by holding down the numbers 5 or 9 on a keypad. The function will be mandatory on all phones by January 1st, 2017, while GPS navigation systems will be mandatory on all devices by 2018.

The next Apple Watch will reportedly have cellular connectivity

The news doesn't come as too much of a surprise. Smartwatches from companies like Samsung and LG have long offered 3G and 4G coverage so you can leave your phone behind. But given the enormous expectations for the first Apple Watch, that the device arrived without cellular connectivity in April 2015 was seen as a disappointment. Being able to replace the phone in your pocket with a screen on your wrist is thought to be one of the few genuine benefits a smartwatch can offer. Right now, the Apple Watch falls short.

The HTC Vive now lets iPhone users take phone calls in VR

We first  tried out HTC's notification system when it was released on Android in early April, and it's a clumsy execution of a great idea. In addition to downloading the mobile app, users will need to install some otherwise nearly useless HTC Vive desktop software. You can't get notifications for things like email or messaging apps. And one of the coolest Android features — the ability to send quick preset responses to calls or texts — isn't present on iOS. At the same time, it's an option that no other VR headset offers. And given how physically isolating VR can be, it creates a helpful lifeline to the outside world.

Samsung’s Gear 360 camera goes on sale April 29 with a mystery pricetag

In other words, while 360-degree video allows you to look all around a scene, it doesn’t have a depth element to simulate real life more accurately. In full-fledged VR, the image sent to each eye is slightly different, and that’s something you can’t quite imitate in 360 degrees with just two lenses.

Man found dead at Apple headquarters in California

CUPERTINO, Calif. An Apple Inc employee was found dead on Wednesday at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters, police said, with local media reporting that the victim had suffered a head wound and a gun was discovered near his body.

Gmail for Android gets Microsoft Exchange support

In many industries, Exchange is still seen as the standard for work-related email, contact, and calendar syncing, so Google has little choice but to support it. By adding the functionality to the Gmail app, employees of businesses that use Exchange can now get their work email, contacts, and calendars on their Android devices, without having to install a separate app just for their work accounts (or jump through various hoops to make the Gmail app work as desired).

Nintendo might stop making the Wii U by March 2018

Nintendo might not be axing the Wii U just yet, but that doesn't mean the console will stick around for very long. While discussing its finances, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has revealed that production of the one-of-a-kind system could stop by March 2018, or a year after the NX arrives . The timing wouldn't be surprising. While Nintendo has a habit of keeping old systems around for a while after a new device launches, that rarely lasts -- and the Wii U hasn't been a strong-enough seller to merit sales well after its successor appears . From all indications, Nintendo wants everyone to move on to the new hardware once the last wave of big Wii U games is out the door.

Minecraft enters virtual reality on Samsung’s Gear VR headset

“Minecraft is a game that you can both figuratively and literally lose yourself in,” Carmack said in a statement. “In fact, my strongest memories of being inside VR are from the time I’ve spent exploring Minecraft on Gear VR. Experiencing it in virtual reality changes it from an abstract activity to a visceral one — it goes from a sense of playing the game to one of being inside your world, and spinning around to find a creeper sneaking up on you leaves a powerful impression. Infinite worlds have been explored, shaped, and shared by millions of people, and now in VR; that sounds a bit like the fabled Metaverse.”


Algorithmic : perform computations such as adding multi-digit numbers and reversing sequences. One might object that these tasks are easy for a computer. The challenge is to learn these algorithms purely from examples. These tasks have the nice property that it's easy to vary the difficulty by varying the sequence length.

Google Calendar for Android: Find a time for my meeting

Posted by Stella Schieffer, Product Manager Smartphones have made productivity portable. You no longer have to be at your desk to catch up on meeting notes, dial into a conference call, or send an email. But scheduling meetings on the go is still difficult, as you have to open your laptop to check everyone’s calendar and find a time that works. Starting today, if you use Google Apps for Work or Edu, you can schedule meetings from anywhere with "Find a time" in Google Calendar for Android. With a single tap, “Find a time” helps you find meeting times that work for everyone—even if they're in different time zones—based on their availability and the times they usually have meetings. If there are no times that work, Calendar will look at which conflicting meetings can most easily be rescheduled. Designed specifically for organizations where sharing your calendar with colleagues is the norm, here's how it works: “Find a time” makes suggestions, but you're still in control. You can tap to see everyone's schedule at a glance—perfect for making sure the timing works for all.

FBI Makes Official Its Decision to Keep Apple iPhone Hack Secret

The FBI has made official its decision against submitting the method used to hack into a dead terrorist’s iPhone to a government review that would determine whether it should be shared with Apple Inc. or the public.

Apple set to report first quarterly revenue decline in 13 years

Apple’s 13 years of astonishing growth is likely to come to a close today, with the company predicted to report its first quarterly revenue decline since 2003 — well before the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch were even faint glimmers in Apple execs’ eyes.


Twitter tweak allows reporting multiple abusive tweets at once

Twitter is constantly trying to improve how users can report abuse on the microblogging website. On Monday, the company announced an update that will make the process less painstaking, adding the ability to attach multiple tweets to a single report.

Google, Ford, Uber join coalition to further self-driving cars

WASHINGTON Alphabet Inc's Google unit ( GOOGL.O ), Ford Motor Co ( F.N ), the ride-sharing service Uber [UBER.UL] and two other companies said on Tuesday they are forming a coalition to push for federal action to help speed self-driving cars to market.

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Facebook reports $5.38 billion in revenue, 79% from mobile advertising

Facebook has reported its first quarter 2016 earnings with $5.38 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $0.52. Much of the revenue ($5.2 billion) came from advertising — a 57 percent annual increase — of which  82 percent was through mobile . The social networking company now counts more than 1.65 billion monthly active users.

High expectations for Facebook Q1

"We view Street March quarter estimates as reasonable to slightly conservative," says RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney. "Given the magnitude of the Q4 beat, however, we would expect the market to look for robust upside in Q1. Yes, Google’s slight top-line miss tapered expectations a bit. But this will be a HIGH BAR quarter for Facebook."

Apple Employee Found Dead in a Conference Room at Apple Headquarters

On Wednesday, April 27, initial tweets were sent out by different reporters from different news stations, including Maureen Naylor of KTVU, with corroborating tweets from Matt Keller of ABC 7 News soon after. The reports stated that one body had been found dead within a conference room in Apple’s headquarters.

An Apple employee was found dead in a headquarters conference room

Information for our units [inaudible] at Apple Campus, Infinite Loop, for a 10-56 attempt... female employee bleeding from a head wound to the head, possibly has a gun. Looks like security was escorting the employee down, and the West Side units is now arriving. And I do have further [inaudible] that they are advising there’s a body in one of the conference rooms with a gun so we’re not sure if there are multiple people involved.

Facebook may be planning a standalone camera app

The app is said to launch directly into a camera environment, with live video playing an important role as well. Once in the app, you can take pictures for direct upload to Facebook, or start a live video stream. It’s not known if MSQRD will play a role, but that would probably be a good bet on Facebook’s part.

Amazon's restaurant deliveries come to San Francisco

The Seattle company's restaurant service is now in eight US markets, with these food deliveries available only to Amazon's Prime members within the Prime Now mobile app. The service is powered by local couriers that partner with Amazon. Still, the retailer will have to work hard to stand out in San Francisco, where a number of food delivery services are already available, including Postmates and Uber.

Hover Camera is a safe and foldable drone that follows you

" Follow me " is an up-and-coming feature on consumer drones, and then you've also got those that are foldable for the sake of portability. Very few devices carry both advantages, but Beijing startup Zero Zero Robotics has already gone further with its Hover Camera. As the name suggests, this drone is mainly for aerial photography and videography, but what makes it even cooler is the fact that its propellers are fully enclosed by a strong carbon fiber frame, thus making it the safest drone we've ever played with. As you can see in our hands-on video after the break, you can literally grab it whenever you like without sacrificing any of your fingers to the drone gods.

True crime: Harper Lee piece about murder investigation discovered

Lee biographer Charles J. Shields told the Guardian he relied on two major clues to attribute the article to Lee, who died in February at age 89. Though the piece lists no author, there's the fact that Lee helped Capote research his book and had access to information about the case that others didn't. What's more, Shields found a column in a Kansas newspaper called the Garden City Telegram announcing that Lee's article would appear in Grapevine.

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25 Geniuses Who Are Creating the Future of Business

Soon, software will know how you feel—and will use that data to sell you things. The gig economy will go global (but it’s not Uber-take-all). The tech industry will finally be inclusive. AI will achieve something like common sense, and it will be open source too. But that future won’t build itself. Actual people (at least for now) have to make these things happen, and they aren’t the C-suite hotshots you always hear about. The 25 people in these pages are the unsung creative, technical, and social visionaries working to bring the incredible world of tomorrow to you today. Get to know them now. Welcome to our second annual Next List.

Tesco Mobile scraps European roaming charges, for the summer

Sound great, but there is a catch. Unlike its rival's "Feel at Home" initiative , which is available for as long as you have an eligible tariff, Tesco Mobile's "Home from Home" service is only eligible for a limited time. Pay monthly and pay-as-you-go customers can use their UK allowances between May 23rd and September 3rd. However, it is a period when many people will embark on their summer holidays.

Where Nature Hides the Darkest Mystery of All - Issue 35: Boundaries - Nautilus

N o known object in existence has as clear a division between “inside” and “outside” as a black hole. We live and see the outside, and no probe will bring us information about the inside. We can send radio messages or robotic spacecraft, but once they cross over into a black hole’s interior, we’ll never get back those emissaries … or any information about what happened to them.

Beyonce's new 'Lemonade' hits iTunes

As a part owner in Tidal with her husband, Jay Z, Beyonce has a strong incentive to release her new album through the struggling music-streaming service. But keeping the album an exclusive for Tidal, which has just 3 million subscribers compared with Spotify's 30 million and Apple's 11 million, could limit its exposure and ultimately hurt sales.

Meet The New CEO Of The $22 Billion Genomics Company You've Never Heard Of

For those who aren't familiar, Illumina makes an instrument called a DNA sequencer. With a sample of DNA, like a swab of saliva, one of these machines can determine the order of DNA's four bases: G (guanine), C (cytosine), A (adenine) and T (thymine). That information is reported as a text string, called a read, which a computer can interpret. To date, some 90% of all human genomes ever sequenced were sequenced on Illumina's supercomputers, which range in size from that of a small fax machine to that of an office photocopier. In 2014, one of these machines—the HiSeq X—was the first to sequence the entire human genome for just $1,000, making it exponentially cheaper for researchers to gather genetic information for their studies.

What Wall Street is expecting from Facebook's Q1 earnings

Video will be another hot topic. Right now, Facebook is reportedly paying media companies like BuzzFeed and Vox around $250,000 for 20 livestreamed video over three months. Wall Street will want to know more about Facebook's plan to make — not just spend — money on its broadcast feature.

Here's why you should worry if a company sends around its performance results midway through the month

But after the middle of the month, all bets are off. If you have to call, or send an email inquiry, to get the figures, be forewarned that the results will likely be disappointing. In my experience there are a host of euphemistic terms you will hear when people don’t want to just give the bad news. These phrases are often preceded with “Before we send out results….” Then you may hear any of the following “reasons”: “We are waiting to consolidate our subsidiaries;” or “we need to make sure revenue recognition was handled properly;” or even, “I think there may be an error in the figures. I want to check them again before I distribute the numbers.” Here’s another: “We had several big orders that we expected to come in at the end of the month and they didn’t materialize, so I wanted to wait till they came in to report on this with an explanation…“

SpaceX Is Sending a Red Dragon Spacecraft to Mars in 2018 [UPDATE]

SpaceX has been teasing potential Mars plans for a while now, but the company just announced a launch date—and it’s soon. They plan to launch to the surface of Mars in 2018.

Mac sales tumble 12% in second-biggest downturn since '07

Apple yesterday said it sold 4 million Macs in the March quarter, a 12% decline from the same period the year before, and a larger contraction than for the personal computer business as a whole.

Elon Musk Supports His Business Empire With Unusual Financial Moves

Since October 2014, SolarCity Corp. has tried to lure individual investors to the solar-power business by pitching $214 million of what it calls “solar bonds” through the company’s website.

Spotify buys photo aggregator CrowdAlbum to build more marketing tools for artists

Building more B2B services like this is smart for Spotify both as a way of attracting more musicians to the platform — also to counteract some of the memes around Spotify being a hotbed of lost revenues for artists — but also to compete against other streaming rivals that are also offering tools to artists. Others like Pandora and Soundcloud also offer analytics and other tools like messaging services to help musicians view how their music is being heard, control how their content is getting shared, and also speak with fans.

'Leaked' iPhone 7 Pro schematic reveals dual-lens camera

The dimensions of the iPhone 7 Pro will be exactly the same as the iPhone 6 Plus, according to an alleged leaked schematic from Asia, but the new device will feature a couple of major physical changes.

FBI will not share iPhone unlocking mechanism, cites lack of ownership

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday it did not own the rights to the technical method a contractor used to open an Apple iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and therefore could not submit details of the mechanism for an interagency government review.

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EU’s antitrust charges against Google followed by similar claim by Getty Images

And competition is exactly what Getty Images believes Google is stifling with its Image Search. The photo agency says Google “scrapes” image content from other publishers, offering these copied images in search results to just about anyone for free. And a recent change in 2013 has allowed such images to display in a high resolution, making it unnecessary for people to click through to the original website. This directly affects Getty Images’ revenue, the complaint alleges.

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52 FilmStruck is a streaming service for movie nerds, and it's launching this fall
53 SpaceX plans to reach Mars as soon as 2018
54 Irony alert! FBI won't tell Apple how it hacked terrorist's iPhone
56 Apple Seeds OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 Beta 3 to Developers
57 What Wall Street is expecting from Facebook's Q1 earnings
58 India will force Apple to put a panic button in the iPhone
59 MakerBot will no longer make its own 3D printers
60 Revolutionary nanowire battery tech can be charged over 200,000 times
61 Time Warner is launching a Netflix for diehard movie fans
62 In space, no one can hear you take our Alien Day quiz
64 A Simple Brain Hack That Boosts Workplace Engagement
65 Samsung exploring 'dedicated' VR headset with positional tracking | ZDNet
66 Samsung to debut Gear 360 VR camera on April 29
67 Body reportedly found on Apple's campus
68 DT Giveaway: LG 55-inch Super UHD TV
69 Reuters Tech News on Twitter
70 8 TED Talks on what makes you, you
71 You can now play 'Minecraft' in VR
72 Comcast: Cord Cutting? What Cord Cutting?
73 Inside OpenAI, Elon Musk’s Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Free
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76 Britain looking at blockchain for tracking taxpayer money, payments
77 iPhone Sales Slump May Affect Apple's Earnings - InformationWeek
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84 Life and leisure aboard Skylab, NASA's 1970s space station
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86 Google brings IFTTT support to its OnHub routers
87 Deadly heat wave is shattering all-time records in Southeast Asia and India
88 IDC: Tablet shipments decline for sixth straight quarter, leaders Apple and Samsung still losing market share
90 LG Display says to invest almost $400 million in South Korea for OLED capacity