Apple Clips is great: here's how to use it
Apple's newest free editing app will have you making your coolest Instagram and Facebook videos yet.
Morgan Freeman spoofs 'Shawshank Redemption' narration
The acclaimed actor is ready to get busy living, or get busy going viral, with this clip from "The Graham Norton Show."
Liberal Facebook activism skewered by Louis C.K., SNL
Commentary: You know those liberals who think that all they have to do is post their support on social media and not actually do anything? This is for them.
Woman falls 60 ft while taking selfie on bridge, police say
Commentary: A woman allegedly gets onto a closed walkway on California's tallest bridge just to take a selfie. It's not a good idea.
Hackers set off Dallas’ 156 emergency sirens over a dozen times
The city tried to tell residents that there was no emergency and not to call 911, but the system was nevertheless flooded with calls. The 911 line received more than 4,400 calls between 11:30pm Friday and 3am Saturday, double the number received between 11pm and 7am on a typical night. At its peak, the call volume and a short-staffed call center pushed wait times as high as six minutes—the city's goal is to answer most 911 calls within 10 seconds.
The best $5 I ever spent on an iPhone app
If you thought the iPhone wasn't for tinkerers, think again. Workflow puts powerful task automation in the palm of your hand.
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Why Darth Vader and other top film villains need a dermatologist
Big-screen baddies have skin conditions more often than heroes do, and that could have negative implications for those who suffer from real-life dermatological ails, a study finds.
Spotify Executive Chris Bevington Dies in Stockholm Attack
On Friday, four people were killed and about 15 more were injured when a truck plowed through a shopping area in the heart of Sweden’s capital. According to CNN, a suspect — a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan — was arrested hours after the attack on suspicion of terrorism offenses. A second suspect was also reportedly placed under arrest on Sunday in connection with the attack.
Uber is now totally banned in all of Italy
Italy's taxi associations succeeded in winning the ruling after they brought a lawsuit against Uber to court. In addition to its ban against Uber operating, the ruling also prevents Uber from advertising in Italy at all.
The importance of photography in personal branding
Great-looking photography will give your personal brand another layer of trust and appeal. We know that it takes the brain less than 30 seconds to process visual cues, so ensuring your blog or website is charged with bold, beautiful images will help you capture and keep people’s attention and establish a unique image. To squeeze all the benefits from professional photos, make sure you establish your brand’s visual style from the very beginning, so that all the images you use align with your overall value proposition. Think about adding a little something to differentiate your visuals from all the other content available online – your name, domain name, logo, special effect, or anything else that works with the content you produce.
Xbox One update changes the home button, and I'm not sure I like it (commentary)
You can find most of the same things through the Guide, but it can involve tapping over from the left column of the sidebar to the middle one before scrolling down to find the new, smaller icons for frequently accessed apps. Also lost in the translation is a very cool Xbox feature which showed a live preview of the main active app on the home screen. The processing overhead required for this is one of the reasons Microsoft says the new system may feel zippier than the old one.
Trump suddenly tweets explanation for not bombing runway
Commentary: After the bombing of a Syrian airport, the president turns to Twitter to answer a question that he must have felt many were asking.
Carrie Fisher will appear as Leia in final 'Star Wars' movie
"She's as much a part of it as anything and I think her presence now is even more powerful than it was, like Obi Wan -- when the saber cuts him down he becomes more powerful," he said. "I feel like that's what's happened with Carrie. I think the legacy should continue."
Disney Could Go Westworld With New Patent Filing for Soft 'Humanoid' Robots
Disney has sent in a new patent application for “a robot that will move and physically interact like an animated character” that has been “adapted for soft contact and/or interaction with a human.” The robot has soft skin and body parts, with some of the body filled with air or gas, and it’s operated by a controller that changes the interaction to keep the child safe (safety for kids is Disney’s biggest noted concern). The patent doesn’t name specific characters, but they did confirm they made a toy-sized prototype based on a Disney character, and the sketch included with the application shows a round, plush body. All signs point to the first design being the Baymax robot from Big Hero 6 .
Holy $#*% it's the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
The biggest-ever brakes fitted to a production Jeep should help the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk clip what few circuit apexes it will ever see.
Jay Z's albums are disappearing from Apple Music and Spotify
Oddly enough, Google Play Music subscribers shouldn't see a difference. Carter's catalog on the search giant's streaming service doesn't seem to have suffered any casualties in what's seemingly an attempt to bolster Tidal's exclusive offerings. Which raises the following question: Does Jay Z not know Play Music exists either? SoundCloud Go hasn't been too affected either, aside from Reasonable Doubt 's absence.
Samsung expects second-highest profits for first quarter | ZDNet
Samsung Electronics is expecting operating profits of 9.9 trillion won for the first quarter of 2017, its second-highest quarterly profit, thanks to strong performance from its chip business and despite the absence of the Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 Plus Speed Test
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is among the most popular Android smartphones to be released this year. With the S8, Samsung managed to beat Apple to launch a phone with a bezel-less design. What about its performance though? How does the Galaxy S8 stack against Apple’s six months old flagship, the iPhone 7 Plus?
That UltraBeer Thing gives your beer a bubbly makeover
That UltraBeer Thing is a $30 battery-powered device that gives your beer a nice frothy head after a couple of seconds.
Nightingale sweetens your smart sleep routine
The US-only Nightingale sleep system costs $300.
9 classic 'Doctor Who' adventures on Britbox
Longest-serving Doctor Tom Baker takes on an terrifying alien menace in fog-shrouded Victorian London in this much-loved serial. In many ways it encapsulates "Who": the Tardis arrives in a historical setting, rendered with the peerless period expertise of the BBC; it includes both sinister villains and engaging secondary characters worthy of their own show; and classic story tropes -- in this case from "Sherlock Holmes", "Fu Manchu" and "The Phantom of the Opera" -- given an exhilarating sci-fi twist.
Take a tour of YouTube's live TV app
YouTube TV is out now , streaming live TV channels like Fox and ESPN to select US cities for $35 per month. We got a chance to go hands-on with the app. Here's a tour.
VRS Design LG G6 case roundup: Affordable style, protection, and functionality | ZDNet
One of the things I enjoy about a new phone is the search for affordable cases. I'm not fan of bulky cases and also like to swap them out for different occasions.
Parrot named 'Einstein' makes perfect sci-fi sound effects
Talented African grey parrot Einstein shows off an impressive repertoire of impressions, including a spaceship, pirate and laser gun.
Facebook's transformation into Snapchat is almost complete
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Google offers at least $880 million to LG display for OLED investment: Electronic Times
SEOUL Google Inc has offered to invest at least 1 trillion won ($880.29 million) to help South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd ( 034220.KS ) boost output of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens for smartphones, the Electronic Times reported on Monday citing unnamed sources.
Commonwealth Bank prepares for quantum computing with launch of QxBranch simulator | ZDNet
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has partnered with QxBranch to build a quantum computing simulator as it readies for the availability of the real thing.
Boeing, JetBlue back electric-jet startup Zunum Aero
Sky's the limit if Zunum Aero , a startup outside of Seattle, succeeds in making electric hybrid regional jets that cut down the price of your ticket. It also hopes to slash emissions on short-haul flights, which the company says accounts for over 40 percent of all aviation emissions.
The studio behind Candy Crush is making a Call of Duty mobile game
More than a year after Activision Blizzard officially acquired Candy Crush creator King for $5.9 billion , the Swedish developer has revealed that it’s creating a new mobile game based on Call of Duty . The game appears to be very early in development, and will be handled by a new team within King’s Stockholm studio. There are currently no details on when the new Call of Duty game will be released.
Food fight: To beat China fakes, New Zealand and Australian produce firms raid tech larder
WELLINGTON/SYDNEY As China's middle class develops its taste for imported food and drink, fresh produce suppliers in New Zealand and Australia are topping up nature's bounty with anti-counterfeiting technology in a bid to protect their growing business from fakes.
Lemmings in HoloLens Adds New Dimension to Animal Suicide
One of the most exciting things about HoloLens is that no one is entirely sure what to do with it. It’s a game-changing device that’s bound to bring some revolutionary new applications. So far, developers have been getting the hang of it by adapting old ideas to interact with the real world. Now, some fine folks have put together a brilliant demo of the classic game Lemmings . But this time you have to save the title characters from falling off of your furniture.
Scientists aim to reach the Earth's mantle with an undersea drill
Chikyu's drill will have to go through 2.5 miles of water and 3.7 miles of crust to be able to reach the mantle, which makes up roughly 84 percent of our planet's volume. It's a silicate rocky shell that flows slowly and affects volcanic activity, as well as the motion of tectonic plates that causes earthquakes. The Japanese government is providing partial funding for the project in hopes that it will lead to better ways predict the surface phenomena. As you might know, the country was rocked by some particularly strong ones in recent years.
Video Game Maker Sparks Outrage With Trademark of 'Cyberpunk'
It’s a little bit ironic that the name of a genre that’s so focused on the free flow of information, rejection of ownership and never trusting corporations is now a legally protected trademark of a corporation that insists, “trust us.” But CD Projekt Red has built up a lot of goodwill in the video game world and most likely nothing egregious will ever come out of this.
Qantas kicks off commercial in-flight Wi-Fi with speeds of around 7Mbps | ZDNet
According to Qantas, its Wi-Fi is around 10 times faster than traditional on-board Wi-Fi on other airlines; a series of live tests on Friday morning during the first flight saw speeds range between 2.57Mbps and 7.24Mbps download and 0.26Mbps and 0.61Mbps upload, with video streaming across the Netflix app able to occur at high quality.
Quarter Of All U.S. Homeowners Own An IoT Device, Says Wink
27 percent of all homeowners in the United States have purchased an Internet of Things (IoT) device for their home, according to a new “smart home index” report.
How to Avoid Unwanted Communications on Social Media
That recent tech innovation known as the internet has made keeping in touch with family and friends easier than ever—but it might also have brought you some unwelcome attention from people you’d rather not keep up correspondence with. If you want to minimize the chances of getting contacted out of the blue, here’s what to do.
Tech’s High-Stakes Arms Race: Costly Data Centers
Just as oil and gas companies plow billions of dollars in searching for new energy reserves, big technology companies are spending lavishly on a global footprint of sophisticated computers to run every startup and corporate colossus’s business in the cloud.
The Walking Dead would be better if everyone was a stuntman in a blue body stocking
That brings us to stunt man Scott Hunter, who donned a blue mocap suit to act as Shiva’s on-set stand-in. In a behind-the-scenes look at the episode released yesterday, we get to see exactly what the shots looked like from behind the camera. And sure, getting mauled by a tiger is probably profoundly unchill. But I’d say getting tackled by a faceless 240-pound man (whose last name is Hunter) after he leaps at you from a mini-trampoline is high up on the list of experiences I’d rather not have.
The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum Will Be Powered by Solar Energy
A Kentucky museum dedicated to its state's history in coal mining is turning to an unlikely source of energy in an effort to cut costs: solar power.
What Is Mastodon and Will It Kill Twitter?
Calm down, tweeps. Mastodon is intriguing, but Twitter isn't going anywhere just yet. If you're intrigued, though, here's what you need to know about Mastodon.
The pros and cons of an IoT-connected world
The age of IoT is creeping quickly, aiming to keep us connected much more than we already are, and to many more devices we pass during our day. This is bound to affect our already crowded and overloaded lives, keeping us staring at our black mirrors and blurring the lines (or deleting them completely) between time on and off. Is it something we should worry about or are we still in control?
Build a customer based through User Engagement & Marketing coursework bundle
Here’s how it works… with your payment of literally any price at all, you’ll immediately get two insightful courses: 10 Free and Fast Ways to Get Visitors to Your Website in 2016; and Email Marketing Build A 10,000 Subscribers List In Any Niche. With this instruction, you’ll identify ways to get your message to just the right customers via targeted social media. You’ll also learn how to craft a carefully curated email list that can do wonders for your bottom line.
The Best Fitness Trackers of 2017
Fitness trackers can help you move more, sleep better, and improve your overall health. Here's what you need to know to find the right one, along with the top-rated bands, clips, and watches we've tested.
10 Essential Notes Tips & Tricks for iPhone in GIFs
Remember when the Notes app was as pathetic and dull as possible? It was nothing more than a plain text editor for jotting quick thoughts or grocery lists. In recent versions of iOS , Apple started giving Notes much more attention. It has finally evolved into a full-fledged note-taking application, complete with several different tricks up its sleeve. Let’s explore some of the essential Notes tips and tricks in the way the Internet loves best: animated GIFs.
The best SSDs
If we were upgrading a laptop or buying the primary drive for a desktop without an M.2 PCIe slot, we'd get the 500 GB Samsung 850 EVO (also available in M.2 SATA and mSATA form factors). The 850 EVO is fast, cheap, and consistent, and it comes from a company that makes its own SSD controllers, firmware, and NAND. That means it gets first dibs on the good stuff, and is able to design the entire SSD to work together from the start. Samsung has made some of the best SSDs for the past five hardware generations, and this one is no exception. The 850 EVO isn't the cheapest great SSD, but it is the best cheap SSD, even two years after launch. It offers a great combination of price, performance, and capacity, plus ample write endurance, hardware encryption support, and an exceptionally long five-year warranty.
YouTube Blocks Ads From Channels With Fewer Than 10,000 Views
YouTube said Thursday that video channels on its site must now have more than 10,000 total views before the company will place ads on their videos, a major shift in policy the company said is designed to punish rule breakers.
Here's how much faster Netflix performs in other countries
But while it's useful for picking the best ISPs in your neighborhood, it's also a great excuse for some good old fashioned international competition. And if you're like me—a typical red-blooded American—you probably assumed that the US would be top dog. After all, Netflix is a US company. We have some of the richest telecom companies on the planet. The freaking Internet was invented here ( Kind of. ). U-S-A! U-S-A!
Google pays women less than men across the board, feds say
The famed tech hub's equal-opportunity credentials took another hit Friday when the US Department of Labor said search powerhouse Google systematically pays its female employees less than it pays men -- a charge the company strongly denied.
NVIDIA's Titan Xp is the new king of graphics cards
There's another piece of good news from NVIDIA coming along with the new card. It's about to launch beta OSX drivers for all 10-series cards, including the Titan Xp, GTX 1080 Ti, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060, finally giving Mac users access to NVIDIA's latest products. That will be especially helpful for Adobe CC users on Mac, allowing for much faster CUDA GPU rendering. The NVIDIA Xp is now available on NVIDIA's site for $1,200 (£1,179.00 in the UK), but is limited to two per customer.
How I made my own VPN server in 15 minutes
If you have a bit of technical knowledge, I don’t see any reason why you should sign up to a commercial VPN service after playing with Algo VPN. I trust myself for not handing over my data to authorities (duh). I don’t necessarily trust the Amazons and Googles of the world to fight for my privacy, but I know they won’t sell my hosting data to third-party advertisers and scammers. I’m not so confident about my personal data on their consumer services, but that’s a topic for another article.
Forbes Tech News on Twitter
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Picturing the Huawei Honor 8 Pro's dual cameras
Inside is a 2.4GHz octacore processor and 6GB of RAM. Huawei says the 4,000mAh battery will last for two days. That's a long time for a phone today so we're eager to test that promise.
The Verge 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.