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Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer reveals starter monsters, confirms release date

Will hit North America on November 18, UK on November 23

HTT licenses safe, cheap levitation tech for its 760mph Hyperloop capsules

In 2013, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared his idea for a blazing-fast and environment-friendly mode of transport: a train inside an airless tube, whic

Ghost in the Shell and anime's troubled history with representation

A controversial casting is exposing the many complications and contradictions of Japanese animation.

See SpaceX's 'fastest and hottest' Falcon 9 landing from three sides

That was smooth.

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Hacker accused of stealing scripts and explicit videos from celebrity pleads guilty

On Monday Alonzo Knowles, 24, pleaded guilty in a Manhattan federal court to charges of identity theft and cri

Exciting iOS 10 concept reinvents notifications, adds home screen widgets

If 2016 is like previous years, Apple will unveil its annual iOS refresh at next month's WWDC event. While currently we haven't heard too much about the mi

Amazon's drone program acquires a team of Europe's top computer vision experts

The most important attribute in today's cutting-edge drones is the ability to see and understand the world so that the drone can safely navigate to its destination and around obstacles. Last week T...

Jon Stewart says he'd vote for anyone over 'man-baby' Donald Trump

The king of political comedy comes out of retirement, sort of.

Ghostbusters: Dimension lets you don the proton pack in VR

A new installation at Madame Tussauds New York will let visitors take on the role of Ghostbusters in a VR experience.

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Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is a delegate for Donald Trump

This means Thiel — who is also a board member for Facebook — will likely appear at the Republican National Convention in July to formally vote for Trump as the Republican nominee for President. Although the candidate technically has to win Thiel's district for the billionaire to represent him, the withdrawal of Ted Cruz and John Kasich means a Trump sweep in California is close to a lock.

7 best strategy games for PC and Mac you can play today

This strategy game is rather new for the PC, Mac and Linux platforms, developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games in February 2016. It takes place 20 years after XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012), and sees the Earth taken over by aliens – what else? – despite XCOM's best efforts.

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Amazon targets YouTube & Vimeo with a new feature allowing anyone to upload videos + make $$ …

Facebook just called Facebook out -- on Facebook

We take allegations of bias very seriously. Facebook is a platform for people and perspectives from across the political spectrum. Trending Topics shows you the popular topics and hashtags that are being talked about on Facebook. There are rigorous guidelines in place for the review team to ensure consistency and neutrality. Those guidelines do not permit the suppression of political perspectives. Nor do they permit the prioritization of one viewpoint over another or one news outlet over another. These guidelines do not prohibit any news outlet from appearing in Trending Topics.

New species of parasitoid wasp named after Brad Pitt

It's not uncommon to name new species after people. It's usually a scientist, but sometimes celebrities get a look-in too, as in the case of the newly discovered Conobregma bradpitti . This tiny species of parasitoid wasp measures less than two millimetres in length, and lays its eggs in caterpillars, which the merging larvae then eat from the inside out.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review

To this day, the Hollywood-level acting and writing found in developer Naughty Dog's adventure series has yet to be topped, and our affection for this trio has only grown stronger with each installment. This, along with a greater sense of maturity, a bigger scope, and the most glorious visuals seen in a console game to date, makes Uncharted 4: A Thief's End the strongest entry in the series yet.

10 Waterproof Fitness Trackers You Can Swim With

And just because a fitness tracker is splash-proof or water-resistant doesn't mean you should wear it the next time you swim a few laps in the pool. For swimming, you need a fitness tracker that's completely waterproof. That means it's sealed and submersible, and will survive a consistent soaking. We've compiled a list of the 10 best waterproof trackers we've tested here. Rest assured, all of the devices below can be worn in the water —and will still be in good working order once you dry off.

Withings’ Go fitness tracker costs just $80, and you can buy one online now

The ingenious E Ink display of the Withings Go is meant for the true outdoors person. Regardless of whether you’re in bright sunlight or mid-downpour, you’ll be able to see vital information about your fitness goals. The main screen of the device will show activity level, displayed conveniently as a dial with the percentage of progress made towards a daily goal. Once that goal has been surpassed, the Withings Go goes into reward mode, showing just how much extra you’ve done for the day.

Artists Claim YouTube Pays Them Less Than Spotify. Are They Right?

But despite their differences, YouTube has much more in common with Spotify than radio—so much so that the RIAA classifies both YouTube and Spotify as the same type of service, while classifying only Pandora and directly comparative services as "Internet radio." The key difference between radio and sites like YouTube or Spotify is that YouTube and Spotify both offer "on-demand listening," meaning that users search for the content they want to consume and then boom: there it is. Radio, on the other hand, is pre-programmed—either by disc jockeys, algorithms, or corporate mandate—so users are to some extent "forced" to listen to certain songs over others. This is why radio is such a powerful promotional tool and why for decades radio stations have never compensated artists. Just being on the radio was compensation enough, many argued.

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Providing Smart digital solutions online since 2001, Laurence Svekis am considered a true web technology expert. Having professional experience in a wide range of digital areas. Everything from Search Marketing, Video Marketing, Content Creation, User Experience, application architecture, and web programming. Understanding how users flow through the web and learning what drives users to interact online has been the cornerstone of what Laurence does. The more seamless the process the better the user experience and the more likely they are to interact again and share their experiences. After launching his first websites he quickly realized that to get traffic on your site you need to be able to market online. Researching and using personal experimentation as to what are the most successful ways to effectively drive traffic to his websites, he was able to successfully build multiple success eCommerce sites. He used his expertise to provide Search Engine Marketing Services SEO to 100's of clients. In the advent of Social Media in 2006, he had identified it as an excellent opportunity to drive traffic and connect with users.

Amazon Targets YouTube With New Online Video Posting Service Inc. will let people post videos to its website and earn money from advertising, royalties and other sources, putting the company in more-direct competition with Google’s YouTube.

Uber's wheelchair accessible vehicles come to London

UberWAV, which summons a wheelchair-capable car, goes live in the UK's capital today, having already debuted across the US.

Baidu CEO tells staff to put values before profit after cancer death scandal

BEIJING Baidu Inc's CEO has called on employees to put values before profit in response to a scandal around the death of a student who underwent an experimental cancer treatment he found on the company's search website.

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Bryan Cranston to star in Philip K. Dick 'Electric Dreams' TV anthology

The Oscar-nominated actor will also serve as executive producer on the series. UK broadcaster Channel 4 is partnering with Sony Pictures Television on the project, whose full title will be "Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick." Each episode will serve as a standalone story, adapting the short stories of Dick, who died in 1982 at age 53, having contributed such legendary sci-fi tales as "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" (which was adapted into 1982's iconic film "Blade Runner"), "The Man in the High Castle" and "A Scanner Darkly".

Amazon Takes on YouTube and Others, Opening Video Platform to All Creators

Amazon said AVD’s benefits include support for all the devices Amazon Video is available on, including iOS and Android tablets and phones, connected TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices and game consoles. The company also said it will provide detailed performance metrics, such as number of minutes a title was streamed, projected revenue, payment history and number of subscribers, and that video partners will have full control to make changes based on the data.

Google is messing around with the color of its search results links

This isn't the first time Google has tested out new colors for its links. Just a week ago, users complained on Twitter about new shades of blue and purple showing up in search results. But the move didn't seem to stick around. You can see the difference in the tweet below.

London Science Museum wants to rebuild the UK's first robot

But then Eric mysteriously vanished. No-one is sure what happened to the robot -- he might have been lost, destroyed, or scrapped for parts. Now, the Science Museum wants to recreate Eric using photos and archived material supplied by his creators' relatives. The organisation has commissioned roboticist Giles Walker to complete the project, and estimates that the new Eric can be built in just a few months. If all goes to plan, the reconstructed robot will be unveiled at the museum this October, free for anyone to see. He'll disappear a month later and then featured in a larger, paid exhibit due to open in February, before touring the world like his predecessor.

Enter the $1,000 Steam gift card giveaway

Just about every game we play on our PCs and Macs these days can be found on Steam, as well as a ton of off-the-beaten-path titles to check out.

This Might Be the Weirdest Thing That's Ever Happened to Earth's Atmosphere

Life has been transforming Earth’s atmosphere since the first single-celled organisms evolved. But few instances of atmospheric terraforming compare with what went down 2.7 billion years ago, when air pressure seems to have plummeted to less than half of its current value. What could have caused the worldwide depressurization? According to a new hypothesis , the culprit was nitrogen-hungry microbes.

Withings Go review: back to basics, but for 80 bucks

The main value of the E Ink display is its visibility, as well as its low demands on battery life. And it's at least one thing that sets it apart from competing products, some of which require you to open a mobile app and sync the device to see any kind of meaningful data. It’s really, really convenient to glance down at the Go and see that you’ve only moved a quarter of the amount you should have today, or conversely, that you’re nearing your daily activity goal (all of which is preset in the Withings mobile app). For some people, this is exactly the kind of motivation they’re looking for — not heart rate levels, or VO2 max, but simply:  how much am I really moving around?

Apple has workout labs staffed with nurses working on new features for the Apple Watch

The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs developed pancreatic cancer in 2004. He then spent a great deal of time with doctors and the healthcare system until his death in 2011. While that personal health journey had a great impact on Jobs personally, it turns out that it affected Apple’s top management, too. During this time, Jobs discovered how disjointed the healthcare system can be. He took on the task of trying to bring some digital order to various aspects of the healthcare system, especially the connection between patients, their data, and their healthcare providers.

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Facebook denies censoring conservative news, says it's 'found no evidence' of wrongdoing

"Facebook routinely says that it doesn't see itself as a media entity," Ingram wrote, "and doesn't see its algorithmic choices as being of any concern to anyone outside the company — even when those choices help influence the way people think and behave, like whether they decide to vote and how they see political issues ... At some point, however, Facebook is going to have to grapple with these kinds of issues, or at least acknowledge that they exist and that people have a right to be concerned about them."

No room for a sub? Def Tech's BP9000 series blow up your living room without one

But it’s the other three towers in the series — including the BP9020 ($649 each), the BP9040 ($899 each), and the BP9060 ($1,099 each) — that sport the most intriguing new design trait of the BP9000 line: the drop-and-play height speaker system. The design allows users to easily build their setup as they go, adding the $500 two-way A90 height speakers by simply dropping them into the aluminum cradles atop the towers. The height speakers still require a separate wired signal from an Dolby Atmos/DTS:X ready amp, with terminals located at the bottom of the towers, but the sleek port design fits right in with Def Tech’s minimalist philosophy. When not in use, the height ports are covered with magnetically-sealed plates of aluminum.

There's now an official Panama Papers searchable database

It isn’t easy for a single publication’s team to unpack all that data in a reasonable amount of time, so SZ teamed up with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) to sift through the 2.6TB trove. And now, you can take a peek at some of the files yourself.

On Facebook’s Influence Over the News Cycle and What it Means for Media

As per Facebook’s research, this was the “ first experimental evidence for massive-scale emotional contagion via social networks ” – in other words, the first definitive evidence that what you see on social has a direct impact on your emotional state. Facebook was strongly criticized for this research, with critics saying they’d basically used people as lab rats and subjected some to a mild form of torture purely on their own whim. The research set a bad precedent and shone a light on the potential for Facebook to manipulate emotional states – and if they Facebook’s research team is able to change how you feel, it stands to reason that they could also change how you think, particularly through the curation or selection of news content and what to show you.

Uber launches vehicles for wheelchairs in London - BBC News

"We're proud to be making one of the biggest ever investments in accessible private hire in London and will be working hard to keep waiting times as low as possible as the service expands," said Tom Elvidge, Uber's general manager in London.

Virgin Media will launch its own 4K set-top box this year

Virgin Media will unveil a new 4K set-top box for TV customers later this year. In its first-quarter financial report, the company said that as part of enhancements to its UK TV platform, it is currently "preparing to launch new set-top box platform," which it turns out will feature Ultra HD broadcasts like Sky Q and BT's YouView-powered box .

How to benchmark your graphics card

This is where benchmarking your graphics card comes in. It's a great way to quickly and easily see how well your graphics card will cope with a variety of graphical demands and effects. A good graphics card benchmark will put your GPU through its paces, and the results will paint a good picture of what your graphics card can and can't do well.

LinkedIn Developing Its Own Version of Facebook Instant Articles?

Social networks gaining “inspiration” from features on other social networks is nothing new, and in the latest case, LinkedIn is reportedly developing its answer to Facebook’s Instant Articles .

Virtual Boy games as they should have been, thanks to Google Cardboard

Nintendo's poor old Nintendo Virtual Boy was rightfully excoriated, but a Google Play emulator could give its games a new lease on life.

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British Airways' long-haul flights are faster internet access

“2Ku is delivering a ground-like performance to aircraft flying around the world today.  But one of the many benefits of 2Ku is that it’s built on an open architecture and can leverage numerous Ku satellites around the world today and new advancements in the Ku-band coming online in the future. This means the technology will get even better over time and will provide passengers with a superior connectivity experience now and in the future.”

Xiaomi's biggest phone yet is the giant MiMax

Xiaomi has announced the MiMax, just a few days after Chinese regulatory authorities announced the 6.4-inch phone themselves . It's the company's biggest phone yet, but the claim is that it has a "slim 7.5mm body that fits in your pocket." Based on my experience carrying various giant phones around Australia last week, I would put it to Xiaomi that this will very likely depend on the pockets you happen to be wearing at a given time. But we'll see.

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Siri Creators Give Public Demo of New Voice-Controlled AI Assistant 'Viv'

That attempt is called Viv, and the co-creators showed off the voice-controlled AI assistant at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt NY. At the event, Kittlaus went up on stage and gave the first public demonstration of the digital assistant, which is aiming to be the “intelligent interface for everything.” As previously reported last week, the strength of Viv is not only its ability to handle stacked queries at blazing speed, but also its support for third-party resources, like Uber, Venmo, and others.

How To Help Fix Your Employee's Time Management Problem

"Make sure it's really clear," says Tulgan. Use very direct language: "If we have a phone call, I expect you to be on the line at the time the call is scheduled." You can even go the extra mile and ask, "Is there something you need from me to help you meet that expectation?" Tulgan suggests. Then thank the person for meeting the expectation, or note when she doesn’t meet the expectation, and reiterate it. Says Tulgan, "What a lot of managers find is that’s really all they had to do."

GoDaddy 'mine' security flaw blows up your account | ZDNet

When the researcher accessed GoDaddy, he noticed that his first and last name could be set to an XSS payload. Bryant then planted an XSS payload, and happened to forget about it until he made a call to the web host to transfer a domain to a different registrar. The rep in question was experiencing difficulties, and at that point, Bryant realized he had received emails containing his payloads.

Court refuses request to force alleged hacker to hand over passwords

The National Crime Agency (NCA) raided Love’s family home in Stradishall, Suffolk, in October 2013, seizing encrypted computers and hard drives. No charges were brought against him in Britain and Love is suing the NCA for the return of six items of encrypted hardware, which he says contain his entire digital life.

Docker Security Scanning now available to Docker cloud users | ZDNet

Docker said Security Scanning is now available as a limited time free trial for three months, where Docker cloud users will be able to scan their private repos for vulnerable image components. The company said the service has so far secured more than 400 million pulls of Official Repos in last six months.

Japan Display warns of bigger year-on-year loss on slow iPhone sales

TOKYO Apple Inc ( AAPL.O ) supplier Japan Display Inc ( 6740.T ) warned on Tuesday of a bigger loss in the just-ended business year compared to the previous year as sluggish demand for iPhones dragged down sales of its display panels.

'Big Five' Canadian Banks Sign up for Apple Pay

Three other major Canadian banks — Bank of Montreal, Toronto-Dominion Bank and Bank of Nova Scotia — will also start supporting Apple Pay “in the coming months”, though there is no confirmed launch date for the same. Once these three banks start supporting Apple Pay, the NFC-based payment service would be supported by the ‘Big Five’ banks of Canada.

Amazon takes on YouTube with launch of Amazon Video Direct

“It’s an amazing time to be a content creator,” said Jim Freeman, Vice President of Amazon Video, in a statement about the launch. “There are more options for distribution than ever before and with Amazon Video Direct, for the first time, there’s a self-service option for video providers to get their content into a premium streaming subscription service. We’re excited to make it even easier for content creators to find an audience, and for that audience to find great content.”

Windows Continuum: What happened when I used a Windows 10 phone as my PC

Things got even more problematic when I wanted to use Slack’s collaboration tool for communicating with my editors. Slack doesn’t support Continuum either, which means I had to choose between the web app or the app on my small-screen phone—not a great choice, because Edge doesn’t support desktop notifications from websites. In the end, I was stuck between getting notifications on my phone and responding to my editor on the web app. Not a great solution, but it worked.

Ubuntu 16.04 proves even an LTS release can live at Linux’s bleeding edge

The Ubuntu Software Center has been largely abandoned for some time. GNOME on the other hand has been pouring considerable effort into its own software app, so the move makes sense for Ubuntu. It's just upstream and it's flexible enough that Canonical can customize it, but the organization doesn't have to maintain it directly. If you're already familiar with both apps, the first thing you'll notice is that Canonical appears to have mashed the two together. To my eye, the result is not quite as nice as GNOME Software on its own. However, this implementation does bring in all the reviews and content of the old Ubuntu Software Center (which, incidentally, is still in the repos if you want it).


There’s a new corporate venture arm in town. Roughly six months after Hewlett-Packard finalized its division into two companies — Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which focuses on servers, storage, networking, and security; and HP Inc., which continues to sell PCs and printers — the latter is introducing a new venture unit called HP Tech Ventures. Read More

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