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How to Send Large Files
Your email service likely won't handle file attachments beyond a certain size. Here's the best way to send big files online.
Google Puts Powerful Search and GIFs Into a Keyboard—For iOS
Gboard is the most feature-packed iOS keyboard yet, and you can't get it on Android.
Vuze's $800 VR camera outdoes most by filming in 3D
Virtual reality is tech's hottest topic right now, but very few consumers have access to the gear to watch VR content, and even fewer have the tools to mak
The "point and shoot" Vuze VR camera is coming this fall for $799
With few exceptions, the traditional camera market has a product for pretty much every price imaginable. Virtual reality cameras, on the other hand, tend to be either a few hundred dollars (e.g.,...
MIT's tiny robot operates on your stomach from the inside
You swallow it as a pill, and it transforms into a microsurgeon robot.
Apple is investing $1 billion in Uber's biggest rival in China
For Apple's part, this might hint at the Cupertino-based companies long-rumored plans to get into the automotive business: Uber is investing heavily in self-driving car technology, and this investment might be a way for Apple to head it off at the pass.
How to stay relaxed on a plane: 9 tips for calm flying from Pico Iyer
Wait until landing to talk to your seatmate (for both your sakes). “ I tend to engage my neighbor in conversation only a few minutes before we land, so he or she doesn’t feel they are trapped for sixteen hours with the seatmate from hell. And if my seatmate is somehow disturbing me, I try to train my concentration elsewhere; it’s a safe bet that while I can’t change them, I can change myself.” That said, Iyer does see value in starting the conversation. “I often remember seatmates I used to meet when I was flying to school as a little boy of nine. It was as if I had the whole cast of Great Expectations around me in those seats. I remember one burly guy who assured me he was an actor, a pro football player and someone who had boxed against Muhammad Ali. At nine, I believed it all!”
Google's Gboard Keyboard for iPhone Features Built-In Search and Gesture Typing
Surprising everyone, Google today released a keyboard for the iPhone dubbed Gboard. Compared to other third-party keyboards, Gboard allows one to quickly do a Google search right from within the keyboard itself. The relevant search results can then be shared in the conversation that you are having.
Leaked Facebook manual gives insights into trending topics
Trending Topics uses a variety of mechanisms to help surface events and topics that are happening in the real world. In our guidelines, we rely on more than a thousand sources of news — from around the world, and of all sizes and viewpoints — to help verify and characterize world events and what people are talking about. The intent of verifying against news outlets is to surface topics that are meaningful to people and newsworthy. We have at no time sought to weight any one view point over another, and in fact our guidelines are designed with the intent to make sure we do not do so.
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Mark Zuckerberg says there's 'no evidence' that Facebook staff suppressed conservative stories
Facebook stands for giving everyone a voice. We believe the world is better when people from different backgrounds and with different ideas all have the power to share their thoughts and experiences. That's what makes social media unique. We are one global community where anyone can share anything -- from a loving photo of a mother and her baby to intellectual analysis of political events.
The 100: "Perverse Instantiation - Part One" Review - IGN
All of which is to say that if Jasper can be freed from Alie, there still should be fallout for what he chose to do, when he chose to do it (unlike some who took the chip much earlier, before Alie’s threat was as clear). He had a great line though about his point of view when he said, “They sent us all down here to see if the ground was survivable. From what I’ve seen, it’s not.” At this point, I feel like he’s being set up to either die in the finale or become a major villain in Season 4, sans Alie.
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Uncharted Parkour In Real Life!!!
No wires. No CGI, No green screen. Just travel and adventure off the beaten path... When I was a Kid I used to play video games hoping to one day be as agile as the characters in these games. Well EIGHT YEARS later of Parkour Training, and after 5 countries, my dream became my reality. Lot of blood sweat and tears went into this programs crashing, data being moved around, just a SUPER headache. But eventually after a year of figuring all the details out, I finally got it together... Special thanks to those that helped me film and stood by me every step of the way. Any likes, shares, and comments are MUCH appreciated. As this is basically my best work to date. Shot on GoPro Hero 3 Black edition I do not own the rights to this song. This video is purely for entertainment purposes. Song: Nate's Theme By: Greg Edmonson
Stop Drinking Bottled Water
There are few things on this planet I hate more than bottled water. Just the crinkling sound of someone wrapping their mouth around one of those squeaky garbage accordions fills me with rage. I stopped drinking it a long time ago—and you should stop drinking it, too.
Why we shouldn’t judge a country by its GDP
Analysts, reporters and big thinkers love to talk about Gross Domestic Product. Put simply, GDP, which tallies the value of all the goods and services produced by a country each year, has become the yardstick by which we measure a country’s success. But there’s a big, elephant-like problem with that: GDP only accounts for a country’s economic performance, not the happiness or well-being of its citizens. With GDP, if your richest 100 people get richer, your GDP rises … but most of your citizens are just as badly off as they were before.
How Music Taste Evolved
Every top 5 song, from 1958 - 2016, so we can stop arguing about when music was still good.
Western manners: The latest Chinese status symbol
“The Chinese have no manners. It’s just not something that is taught by parents. I am always surprised when men hold the door for me in Paris. This would never happen in China,” said Yue-Sai Kan, a Sino-American TV host and producer, and author of Etiquette for the Modern Chinese, a national bestseller that has sold more than three million copies. Today, Kan lectures on etiquette and trains Chinese contestants for the Miss Universe contest.
Rancher spots first wolverine in North Dakota in 150 years — so he kills it
“A wolverine in North Dakota is pretty darn significant and neat,” Williams said. “We’ve had some reports and sightings in the past, but to have them confirmed and to have the transmitter associated with the history it provides is really cool for people to see.”
ABC Has Canceled Marvel's Agent Carter
After two seasons of fighting crime, Agent Carter has been given her walking papers. The ABC show, based on a character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has been canceled.
That massive airport fight in Captain America: Civil War was almost entirely digital
Given how intensive digital effects work has always been, it seems counterintuitive that the most practical solution in these cases was to simply go with digital replacements and environments. But combine the logistical constraints of production, the schedules of 12 different actors, and the massive amount of small digital tweaks that already happen all the time, and things come into focus. "We had one shot with Bucky and Captain America, at the real airport, in a real place, running towards us," Earl laughs, "and we ended up rotoscoping them off of that background, and replacing it." It would have actually required more work to modify the real shot to match the purely digital ones, he explains — an inversion of how we’ve often thought about effects work.
You're Not Doing the Time Warp, It's Just the New Rocky Horror Picture Show
Other aspects are quite different, but that doesn’t mean bad! Here’s Cox as Transylvania’s best-dressed doctor, with the great Ben Vereen as Dr. Scott. It’s an homage to Tim Curry’s signature look from the original film, but not an exact do-over, which is nice:
A Huge Unnamed Dwarf Planet, Almost the Size of Pluto, Has Been Hiding in Our Solar System
Researchers have known a planet was out there since 2007, but they vastly underestimated just how big it is. The reason its tremendous size wasn’t determined until recently lies in both the planet’s dark surface and its strange orbit. The surface of the planet is an incredibly dark red, perhaps due to a ever-changing covering of methane ice. That lack of reflective light made it hard for Kepler to even spot the planet, much less know its true size. The planet also has an incredibly slow rotation time that gives it a 45 hour day, one of the solar system’s longest. That slow rotation, plus a long, elliptical orbit, made it hard to spot the planet for long—although Kepler managed to catch brief glimpse in 2014, as you see here:
This Is the Last Thing You Want to See When Looking Out the ISS Window
Caused by a space debris impact, it’s not a big crack nor could it do any harm to the multi-layered station window—but it’s still not a nice thing to see when you’re in orbit. It was probably caused by “a paint flake or a small metal fragment no bigger than a few thousandths of a millimeter across,” according to the European Space Agency .
It's Official: Season Two of Supergirl Will Be on the CW
As time ran out for CBS to renew Supergirl , the idea to cut costs and move the show to the CW became a serious option. Supergirl was an immensely expensive show for CBS, with a very high license fee. Costs are going to be cut for the second season, with Supergirl ’s production moving from Los Angeles to Vancouver. And CBS won’t own any part of the show anymore—while every other show on the CW is jointly owned and produced by CBS and WB, every show based on DC characters is the sole property of WB. DC, you’ll remember, is owned by WB.
If These Are the Four Houses of America's Hogwarts, They Are Completely Insane
I just want to love you, Harry Potter universe. So, in my mind, I have to believe this story about the four houses of Ilvermorny, the American wizarding school we’ll be seeing soon in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them spin-off movies, isn’t true. Because, if it is, wow did America screw up its magic school.
The Best VPN Services of 2016
What Is a VPN? If you've ever had to connect to a corporate network while working remotely, you may already be familiar with the technology. In the simplest terms, a VPN creates a secure, encrypted connection between your computer and the VPN's server. This tunnel makes you part of the company's network as if you were physically sitting in the office, hence the name. While connected to the VPN, all your network traffic passes through this protected tunnel, and no one in between can see what you are up to. A consumer VPN service does the same thing, but extends that protection to the public.
This audio training course helps you hear music like a producer
Have you ever tried and failed to explain the sound of an effect that's been applied to a certain piece of music you love? It's a pretty specific problem — and as someone who writes music criticism, I probably run into it more than most — but it's one even casual listeners can understand. It's frustrating to hear something just beneath the surface of a song and not understand how it was created. That's why Pro Audio Essentials , a new "game-based course" being offered by audio technology company iZotope , is an exciting concept: it has the potential to help professionals and amateurs alike refine their listening skills. It's a little like Duolingo for would-be music producers.
Social Media Usage: 2005-2015
Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began systematically tracking social media usage in 2005. Pew Research reports have documented in great detail how the rise of social media has affected such things as work , politics and political deliberation , communications patterns around the globe , as well as the way people get and share information about health , civic life , news consumption , communities , teenage life , parenting , dating and even people’s level of stress .
Google open-sources SyntaxNet, a natural-language understanding library for TensorFlow
Google today is open-sourcing SyntaxNet, a piece of natural-language understanding (NLU) software that you can use to automatically parse sentences, as part of its TensorFlow open source machine learning library. The release includes code for training new models, as well as a pre-trained model for parsing English-language text.
Katherine Dunn, Author of Geek Love, Dies at 70
Katherine Karen Dunn was born on October 24th, 1945 in Garden City, Kansas. She was the forth of five children. Her mother relocated several times prior to settling in Oregon where she married an auto-mechanic. Ms. Dunn grew up in Tigard, Oregon, and attended Tigard high school. After high school she attend Portland State University and Reed College where she met a young man that she would reunite with decades later, and marry. Her first novel, Attic, was published in 1970, and her son was born the same year in Dublin, Ireland. Her second novel, Truck, was published in 1971. When she returned to Oregon from Europe, Ms. Dunn settled in the Nob Hill neighborhood of Portland, a neighborhood she loved, and where she would remain until her death. She faced challenges as a single mother. The money from her first two novels was gone, and she had a young child to feed. She worked long hours, in the mornings as a waitress at the Stepping Stone Café, and in the evenings as a bartender at the Earth Tavern. In the free minutes in between she took care of her son and continued to write short stories, poetry, worked as a boxing reporter and eventually formed the bones of a new novel.
Taylor Swift and Apple are back at it again with the '00s rock
After flailing on a treadmill to the sounds of Drake & Future's "Jumpman" and getting ready to Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle," American princess Taylor Swift is back with another ad for Apple Music. The premise here? Given the chance to enjoy "a quiet night at home," Swift dips into the streaming service's "Friday Night Rocks!" playlist and headbangs around her living room to the sound of The Darkness' " I Believe in a Thing Called Love ." She prowls around on her coffee table without knocking over any of her carefully arranged books; she strings together an impressive series of moves, despite being kitted out in a blazer and what look like leopard-print booties. (What kind of "quiet night at home" outfit is that?)
Tech layoffs more than double in Bay Area
Yahoo's 279 workers let go this year contributed to the 3,135 tech jobs lost in the four-county region of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda and San Francisco counties from January through April, as did the 50 workers axed at Toshiba America in Livermore and the 71 at Autodesk in San Francisco. In the first four months of last year, just 1,515 Bay Area tech workers were laid off, according to mandatory filings under California's WARN Act. For that period in 2014, the region's tech layoffs numbered 1,330.
Nvidia's 'Founders Edition' graphics cards have been demystified
As Bennett now reports, the Founders Edition turns Nvidia's reference line into its own profit driver, tacking on the extra cost as essentially a profit margin for the GPU designer. The reason why anyone should actually want to spend extra is something Nvidia hadn't mentioned in its graphics card launches before this week: craftsmanship. Bennett sounds reasonably satisfied that Nvidia's promise of crafting the best possible GeForce GTX card, with the most reliable components and cooling, has substance underpinning it. Prior reference cards have been, he says, widely accepted as the best versions, so it makes sense for consumers that want extra peace of mind to spend more and obtain Nvidia's own production rather than a variant from Asus, MSI, Zotac, or any of the other board customizers.
Virtual reality could be an ethical minefield – are we ready?
There may be a risk of depersonalisation, where after an extended immersion in a virtual environment, your physical body may seem unreal to you. Fully immersive experiences have a bigger and more lasting impact on people’s behaviour and psychology. We know from the rubber hand illusion that our brains can be fooled into thinking that an inanimate rubber hand is our own. In VR environments, we can be fooled into thinking that we are our avatars.Consumers must understand that not all of the risks are known in advance. There may be a tiny percentage of the population that has a certain psychiatric vulnerability such that binging on VR may result in a prolonged psychotic episode. One can only speculate.
New Rules Give Startups Access to Main Street Investors
“I think it will be funding of last resort for many companies,” said Rory Eakin, founder of CircleUp Network Inc., which through its portal CircleUp helps consumer-goods companies raise money from wealthy investors and isn’t planning to operate under the new rules. “If you are a small consumer brand, you don’t want Wal-Mart to know how big you are and the profitability of your brand.”
A World Without Mirrors
In this way, what’s whole becomes fractured: a series of variants is generated, some better than you had imagined, others worse, all converging in an impulse to control what we see reflected through a more effortful arrangement of the hair, body, and face. Rather than reveal us to ourselves “as we are,” mirrors show the many different ways we might be, and press us to choose from among them the image that we want to project to the world. Does the fascination of glimpsing ourselves outweigh the psychological strain of continually caching, processing, and relating these different likenesses? Are we better off for knowing that we’re having a bad hair day, or that there are wrinkles on our faces where there never used to be? Early mirrors lacked precision; made from bronze or obsidian, they revealed the viewer to himself hazily in their polished surfaces. Our crisp, shiny mirrors, which allow us to peer deeply into faults that we hardly ever notice in others, complicate more than they clarify.
Reese's Pieces-filled Peanut Butter Cups are coming to a store near you
Though Reese's hasn't straight-out admitted that it's releasing a new type of its classic peanut butter cup, it's looking pretty likely.
Build a Solid Strength Base With the "Big Three" Exercises
The barbell squat , deadlift , and bench press are lovingly referred to as the “Big Three” exercises. When done correctly and together in a workout program, they hit oh-so many muscles in your body, teach you coordination and stability, and build incredible strength. If you’re new to lifting, learning these exercises is a great place to start.
Pinterest lifts affiliate link ban after improving spam detection technology
Adelin Cai, the company’s head of policy, told VentureBeat that Pinterest wants to enable good use cases of affiliate links. “We know there are good influencers out there,” she said emphasizing that the service was “not anti-affiliate.” The process to create these links hasn’t changed, she said, “as long as you don’t share spam or engage in spam behavior.” Cai explained that Pinterest has been spending the past year working on improving automation and human review of links to eliminate the spammy affiliate experience.
Kim Kardashian gets a Webby for 'breaking the internet'
It is to her credit that the phrase "break the Internet" is part of the lexicon of everyday speak—she has shaped our understanding of how someone or something can draw the popular attention of Internet users everywhere. To the degree that she's created a new type of celebrity — publicizing her life to the benefit of herself and her family — is due to the Internet. Kim's preternatural sense of being in the public eye, sees her appearing at seemingly every major cultural moment, most notably, her support of Caitlyn Jenner's sex change.
The Tale of a Wild Coast-to-Coast Road Trip … in 1903
The end of the long journey was marked with a good deal of ceremony, and the two men were hailed joyously by a large throng of horseless vehicle enthusiasts, who met them at One-hundred-and-sixty-third-st. and Jerome-ave. and, acting as their escort, brought them down through Central Park, over the Brooklyn Bridge and through the Coney Island Boulevard to a hotel at Sheepshead Bay, where a dinner befitting such distinguished explorers was given by the manufacturer of the car they used. Before the dinner was served, however, the car was run down to the ocean, and its wheels submerged in the deep, thus completing literally the journey from ocean to ocean, as at San Francisco the same formality was gone through.
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Google just open sourced something called ‘Parsey McParseface,’ and it could change AI forever
As much as we love to fawn over artificial intelligence (AI), it’s still not great at recognizing and parsing natural language. That’s why Google is open sourcing its new language parsing model for English, which it calls ‘Parsey McParseface.’
High-Rise Review - IGN
Jeremy Irons is also well cast as Royal, the aristocratic architect who lives in the penthouse, designed the high-rise, and asks the most pertinent questions in a story that - much like the majority of Ballard's books and Wheatley's films - doesn't offer any easy answers. He claims to have conceived of the building as a crucible for change, and yet seems unsurprised by the way in which it triggers such social collapse and decay, with the audience having to figure out the hows and whys.
Philadelphia Police Now Investigating Its Own Fake Google Maps Car
Yesterday we told you about the suspicious SUV in Pennsylvania that had a license plate reader mounted on the front and a Google Maps sticker on the side . The Pennsylvania State Police told us that it wasn’t their vehicle, despite the fact that it had a PSP placard in the window. We now know that it was actually the city of Philadelphia’s SUV .
15 Adorable Drawings of Pokemon Sun and Moon's Starters - IGN
The newest starter Pokemon, Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio, were revealed yesterday in the first full trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon. Fans are already taking sides and debating which of the three they'll choose once Sun and Moon launch on November 18, 2016.
Nvidia zooms by earnings targets thanks to graphics chip demand from cars and games
Nvidia grew up as a PC graphics chip company, and it is the last stand-alone maker of such chips, in competition with microprocessor makers Intel and AMD. But Huang has dedicated most of the time in Nvidia’s recent press conferences to Nvidia’s attempts to create supercomputers for cars, which could fuel innovations such as dashboard electronics, infotainment systems, and self-driving cars. He also recently announced its new consumer PC graphics chips based on its Pascal architecture.
Paris looks to Instagrammers to boost city museum visits
Maybe you've heard the term "influencer." It's the moniker marketers have given to the heavy hitters of social media with considerable follower counts (often in the tens or hundreds of thousands). You know, the Kendall and Gigis currently dominating our world. Well, Paris Musées, the public institution that oversees 14 of the city's municipal museums, has cottoned on to this new media wave and is turning to Instagram as a platform to raise awareness and boost museum attendance. To promote its recently launched site , which houses a searchable digital collection of all the museums' works, Paris Musées has commissioned 10 Instagrammers from various art backgrounds to re-create or reinterpret some of these iconic works.
Doo's card-based productivity app arrives on Mac to stop your procrastination
A few months ago we wrote about Doo , a card-based productivity app that aims to help you get stuff done without overwhelming you. Now, the app has expanded from iOS to Mac, and comes with several new features – and a price drop.
Apple gets into the ride-sharing business in China with a $1b investment
We’ve heard plenty of rumors about Apple building a car over the past couple of years, all of which the company has vehemently denied. But today, it’s expanded its business to include vehicles in a way that you wouldn’t quite expect.
devRant is the app every developer should be using
So, let’s all cut the shit and admit we’re just misanthropes who need our own place to love-hate everything, developers. Twitter isn’t really it, and Stack Overflow is a trash fire. At least devRant is lighthearted, probably because it’s that one place we don’t have to pretend we’re cooler than we really are.
ZTE Zmax Pro planned as a 6-inch, 1080p handset with fingerprint reader
Chinese manufacturer ZTE is working on the third large-screen Zmax Android handset, to be called the Zmax Pro. It will feature spec bumps in nearly all categories over the current Zmax 2, as well as the addition of biometric security, according to someone briefed on some of the details.
There is a war going on over the monkey emojis and you need to choose a side
"I think there's one [monkey]," Sun said, during a phone interview. "My argument is that the way people use them isn't to represent the see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil monkeys, they're using them like they use other emojis, to represent themselves."