Runway drones are the new supermodel
Human models are replaced by aluminum drones, which whizz down the catwalk at Silicon Valley Fashion Week.
Californian Senate honors Kendrick Lamar as a 'generational icon'
Kendrick Lamar is a platinum-selling artist, a leading light of hip-hop, and a cultural icon. He's also, thanks to the California State Senate, an official icon. Earlier this week the government...
28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings
Street art is usually meant to disrupt its environment and to capture our attention, but the artists on this list practice a…
Amtrak train was traveling twice the speed limit before deadly crash
Investigators seeking the cause of a deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia say it was likely traveling over 100 mph at the time of the crash, more than double the speed...
Lily isn't just a quadcopter, it's an autonomous personal cameraman in the sky
By using computer vision algorithms and several onboard sensors, the Lily is designed to be the first autonomous flying camera that follows you.
Bird with terrifying laugh is one step closer to world bird domination
The future of the human race is looking grim as this bird has found a way to get through partially open doors.
AT&T Will Begin Offering Hulu To Its Customers Later This Year
Hulu and AT&T announced an expanded deal today designed to bring the video streaming service to AT&T’s customers on both mobile devices and on the web. Starting later this year, customers will be able to access Hulu shows through an AT&T app on their mobile phones, as well as through an AT&T website for Internet viewing, the companies said. The two are also exploring the possibility of bringing a Hulu app to TVs.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD: "SOS" Review - IGN
That too was a really nice touch: The idea that Jiaying was the greatest monster/villain -- albeit a very damaged woman -- between her and Cal and could just mask it better behind her calm demeanor vs. his clearly fractured psyche. Kyle MacLachlan was once more terrific as he both showed his psycho side and the loving husband and father battling within him. He was so good that I’ll try to overlook that when he finally Mr. Hyde-d out it was, well, pretty goofy… There was just something about MacLachlan in that makeup and wig running around that didn’t sell as menacing. But it did lead up to a great moment when he grabbed Coulson by the throat and yelled, “Please! …Let me help you.” And it worked very well to have Cal be the one to stop Jiaying by killing her, and playing it as the tragic moment it was for him. And speaking of Jiaying, it was also a cool/creepy reveal that her powers weren't simply that she healed - but that she was a vampire of sorts, who killed others to keep herself alive... something Skye nearly experienced for herself!
Sharp scales down capital reduction plan: report
TOKYO Loss-making Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp is scaling down plans to reduce its capital as part of a restructuring package, a report said on Wednesday, a day before it was due to unveil details of the new business strategy.
Apple's App Analytics feature now available to all developers, no request required
Apple’s TestFlight -based App Analytics service is now available to all registered iOS developers through the iTunes Connect interface. Apple recently made App Analytics available to select developers upon request (which were fulfilled in a short amount of time), but starting today all developers can access the service without the need for requesting access.
Microsoft: These are the Windows 10 editions coming your way - CNET
Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise : This is a version of Windows 10 Mobile for volume licensing customers only. According to the blog post, this version incorporates the latest security and feature updates to Windows 10 once they are available. There's no word on whether users will be able to delay these updates in order to test/stagger their delivery, which is offered under Windows Update for Business.
Facebook Starts Hosting Publishers’ “Instant Articles”
Assuaging publishers’ fears that Facebook would keep all the data, the social network will share analytics, and Instant Articles is compatible with audience measurement and attribution tools like comScore, Omniture, and Google Analytics. Ads can appear inside Instant Articles, with publishers keeping 100% of revenue if they sell them, and Facebook keeps its standard 30% if it sells the ads, as the Wall Street Journal previously reported.
Mozilla Launches A New Firefox Version Without DRM Support
Almost exactly a year ago, Mozilla announced that it would (very reluctantly) implement the HTML5 DRM specs into Firefox. Today, the organization officially launched HTML5 DRM support with the release of Firefox 38. In addition, however, Mozilla also announced the launch of a separate Firefox download that won’t automatically install Adobe’s technology for playing back DRM-wrapped content in the browser.
Critical VM escape vulnerability impacts business systems, data centers
There have been other VM escape vulnerabilities discovered over the years, but this one stands apart because it affects multiple virtualization platforms in default configurations and is agnostic to the guest or host operating system.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday fixes 46 flaws in Windows, IE, Office, and more
The priority for administrators should be MS15-043 which fixes 22 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, of which 14 are rated critical, said Wolfgang Kandek, the CTO of security firm Qualys, via email. Critical vulnerabilities in IE allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on machines when their users visit malicious Web pages, and attackers have a variety of techniques in their arsenal to achieve this, he said.
Ubisoft will release virtual reality games in 2016
There isn't much of a market for virtual reality games at the moment, but Ubisoft thinks it can help create one. Company chief Yves Guillemot tells investors that Ubi is developing a "certain number" of titles that will take advantage of VR devices once they start reaching stores in 2016 . He's not specific about which franchises will get the treatment, but he says that the company is "very bullish about the potential." Supposedly, VR will lead to more immersive gameplay that could "bring more players" to gaming. The big challenge, according to Guillemot, is building games that suit the virtual environment -- it's hard to play a long time with a display strapped to your head.
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How to use the Apple Watch to track your activity level
One of the major features of the Apple Watch is its ability to track your activity level and overall fitness. Without any additional hardware, the Watch can monitor your heart rate, count your steps and estimate the calories you burn throughout the day. To help you track these important fitness metrics, Apple has provided a built-in Activity app. Read on to find out how to use the Watch and its companion Activity app to keep close tabs on your health and fitness level.
Philadelphia Amtrak rails were supposed to get speed-limiting technology this year
Speed-limiting technology could have prevented the deadly train derailment in Philadelphia, officials said on Wednesday. But Amtrak has yet to install the system on the section of tracks where the crash occurred, even though Congress mandated it be done by the end of the year.
Master of Your Domain? Maybe in .Com But Not in .Sucks
Trademarks can be registered with Vox Populi during the pre-public sale period only through a known Web name registrar, and they’re checked against a registry of trademarks at ICANN, Berard said. Trademarks associated with Apple, Citigroup and the National Football League 49ers all appeared in a listing of dot-sucks addresses on a Vox Populi website as of May 12. Berard wouldn’t say how many companies had registered.
Greenpeace fingers YouTube, Netflix as threat to greener Internet
The authors did not rank Netflix, YouTube or Hulu, but they did identify online video as by far the biggest driver of consumer Internet data. Streaming video services now make up more than 60 percent of consumer Internet traffic and are expected to be 76 percent of traffic by 2018, according to the Greenpeace report, citing data from Cisco.
Wal-Mart challenges Amazon with unlimited shipping service for $50 per year
CHICAGO Wal-Mart Stores Inc is planning to test a new unlimited online shipping service this summer for $50 per year, a move that may hurt Amazon's annual $99 Prime shipping service.
Grisly photos show 'unbelievable' destruction after deadly Philadelphia Amtrak crash
At least five people were killed and 50 injured. There were 243 passengers, including five crew members, abroad Amtrak Northeast Regional train 188, which was traveling from D.C. to New York. About 120 firefighters and a variety of other emergency personnel responded to the crash.
Domino's 'tweet a pizza emoji, get a real pizza' isn't as stupid as it seems
Starting May 20, Domino’s will let customers place an order by sending a pizza emoji to the @Dominos Twitter account. You’ll have to go to Domino’s website first for a one-time “Easy Order” setup, but after that the process is fully automated, The Verge reports .
Apple, A123 close to settling battery hiring lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc ( AAPL.O ) and electric battery maker A123 Systems are close to settling a legal dispute over claims that the smartphone and computer maker, which is also looking into building an electric vehicle, poached A123 employees to build a large-scale battery unit.
Disable inline image loading in iOS 8 Mail
When dealing with possible spam messages, it can be important to remove inline image loading to keep your email address undetected. Cory Bohon shows you how to do this trick in iOS 8.
20 uses for Evernote that you probably haven’t thought of yet
When it comes to getting organized, Evernote can be a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. In fact, it’s our favorite note-taking platform —by far—because it lets you do so much more than just take basic notes. Through Evernote’s web and mobile apps, you can create digital notebooks for everything from your grandmother’s lasagna recipe to ideas for your next great novel, and everything in between. But you can also use it to backup your photos, create slideshow presentations, and manage your calendar. Read on for more cool Evernote uses that you might not have thought of.
WaitChatter Helps You Learn A New Language While You Wait For IM Replies
Despite the pace of online communications, we still spend a lot of time waiting: staring at an IM window is a common occurrence for anyone who spends a better part of their day at a computer. WaitChatter wants to make use of that standby time to promote a vital skill, letting users brush up on their vocabulary for a second language while they wait for their colleague or friend to respond to their Google Chat message.
Samsung Launches ARTIK, Its New Platform For Connected Devices
The smallest module in the series, ARTIK 1, is just 12mm by 12mm. Intended for use in wearables and end nodes, ARTIK 1 includes a 9-axis motion sensor and Bluetooth low energy connectivity. Samsung claims it can run for one week on a single charge. The largest board, the ARTIK 10, has an eight-processor chip, 32 gigabytes of storage, and can handle video encoding and playback. ARTIK’s users already include Boogio, which makes sensors for shoes, and Weenat, which helps farmers monitor their fields.
THE GLOBAL 20: Twenty big stories that define the world right now
We've taken a closer look at 20 of the most important economic, political, environmental, and social themes that define the state of our world and its future.
The Verge on Twitter
Google Fit now counts how many calories you burn, like the Apple Watch http://theverge.com/e/8365114?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter … pic.twitter.com/Mz3oPmqpDn
10 Tricky Core Java Interview Coding Questions
i1==i2 will always return false, since they literally create new objects for each.
I think you meant i1.equals(i2) and i3.equals(i4), in which case they should both return true (Integer.equals(Object o) returns equality based only on value). If the original poster has found some quirk with a specific version of java not returning the Integer.equals method correctly, please can you state which version this is? I have checked this on 1.8.0_25 and the question/answer as it is written at this point in time is not correct.
Mashable on Twitter
Bill Nye the Science Guy is looking to fund a solar sailing spacecraft on Kickstarter http://on.mash.to/1cwpKyj pic.twitter.com/SfHh3D4666
The RadioShack brand lives to see another day
RadioShack's brand will live on. According to The Wall Street Journal, the retailer's label assets have been purchased by Standard General LP , a hedge fund, for $26.2 million. Along with the trademark, other undisclosed intellectual property was also included in the bankruptcy auction, which took place Monday in New York. But what exactly is Standard General LP's vision? It plans to rebuild and rebrand. The firm is reportedly looking to overhaul RadioShack's brand around a "streamlined array of necessities," that are going to be sold alongside wireless products from Sprint. The carrier, of course, has kept close tabs on the electronics chain's Chapter 11 woes . Just last month, it opened its own stores inside existing RadioShack locations , which would otherwise now be defunct.
Cruising the streets during the Summer of Love
Hippies explored alternative lifestyles, Eastern culture, mind-expanding drugs and free love, and Haight-Ashbury's culture catered to all these needs. Exotic stores abounded, including The Drogstore Cafe (sic); the Wild Colors gift shop; Rae's In B Tween Tavern;, The House of Style Barber Shop; and Trader Cliff.
IGN on Twitter
Why's red such an important colour? We uncover the secrets of the new #CrimsonPeak trailer: http://go.ign.com/9oM5IuW pic.twitter.com/JvOr6SFnpW
Woman fired after disabling work app that tracked her movements 24/7
A woman in California claims to have been fired from her job after uninstalling an app on her smartphone that her employer used to track her movements 24 hours a day. Myrna Arias, a former employee of money transfer firm Intermex, says she was told to keep her phone on at all times and was dismissed weeks after being "scolded" for uninstalling the app. She's now suing Intermex for violating her privacy and wrongful termination, among other allegations.
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Agents of SHIELD Executive Producer on the Big Events in the Season 2 Finale and Setting Up Season 3 - IGN
Jeffrey Bell: Well, Daisy Johnson certainly has a big part in Secret Warriors and having a team like that. If you'll notice, Coulson says right now she is the only person in what might be this new outfit. But you know, the idea of a team of powered people is something we've seen in the show, and I think there's a world down the road where we do our version. We do our version of all these things so they may not be Secret Warriors but there's a whole lot of super-powered people fighting super-powered people. That's not really what we do or what we can even do on a weekly series. But tipping our hats to that direction I think is something we're suggesting there in the new season.
I'm tired of startups asking us to take the risk on their 'pre-order' products
This approach to selling products is becoming more and more common with the rise of hardware startups who can’t or won’t take on the risk of building, manufacturing and developing a product. I’ve had enough and you should have too.
Join the Node Foundation? · Issue #1664 · iojs/io.js
4.3(b) At the time of any election of Directors where there are at least three (3) Gold Members in good standing, each Gold Member in good standing shall have the right to vote, together with the other Gold Members as a class, to elect that number of Directors equal to the lesser of (i) the number of Gold Members then in good standing divided by three (3), rounded down to the nearest whole number, and (ii) that number of Directors equal to two times the number of Platinum Directors then being appointed or in office, less two (2) (each such Director being referred to as a “Gold Director”), subject to a maximum of three (3) Gold Directors. Prior to the first annual action of Members, the initial Gold Director(s), if any, may at the Board’s discretion be elected by the Board. Each Gold Director shall serve in accordance with Section 4.3(g) below and until his or her successor is elected and qualified or until his or her earlier resignation or removal. The selection of nominees for such position(s) shall be performed under such nominating procedures as may be set by the Board from time to time.
Why Switchblades Are Banned
Second Amendment enthusiasts are adding a new front to their right-to-bear-arms battle: Knives. In particular, the infamous switchblade, which has been banned by federal law since 1958. Why all the fuss? Well, it all dates back to racism, xenophobia, class warfare, and political theater. Sound familiar? It’s no coincidence this was the knife Freddie Gray was arrested for carrying.
The Verge on Twitter
@verge I don't know anyone that looks back at the Windows Mobile days fondly, using that name again makes no sense. Its a damaged name.
Would You Buy a Robot From a Robot?
trying to sell themselves. Posey, 29, joined the 30-person team in December and works four-hour shifts, five or six days a week. At the start of her shift, she simply logs into the system from her home in Monterey. From there, Posey can open and close the front doors of the retail space, adjust lighting and temperature, pilot the Beam around the store, answer questions about the product, and wow curious kids by dispensing brightly colored skittles from a tricked-out candy canister. With a few exceptions, adjusting to an unmanned space was seamless. Wyatt clumsily strapped a leaf blower on a Beam’s base, and when trash clutters up the polka-dotted carpet entrance, one of the pilots will assume cleanup duty and whirl the Beam around the store.
Apple is making the beta of its new App Analytics product available for all registered developers, starting today. The program lets developers provides users with access to a selection of metrics regarding their app and its usage, including what types of devices are accessing their software, and from where in the world they’re using them.
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Your life on earth
Investigate how the world around you has changed since you've been alive; from the amount the sea has risen, and the tectonic plates have moved, to the number of earthquakes and volcanoes that have erupted.
A picture of loneliness: you are looking at the last male northern white rhino | Jonathan Jones
Today, immense love is invested in rhinos, yet they are being slaughtered in ever greater numbers. The northern white rhino is the rarest species of African rhino. There are far greater numbers of southern white rhinos and black rhinos. But the demand in Asian countries such as Vietnam for rhino horn as a traditional medicine believed to cure everything from flu to cancer is fuelling a boom in poaching. From 2007, when just 13 rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa, the killings have grown horrifically. Last year 1,215 rhinos were slaughtered for their horns in South Africa. This year already looks certain to beat that dreadful record .
This Experiment Shows What Happens To Your Body When Everything You Eat Is Organic
This is an article which educates people about the benefits of choosing to eat organic. It is an article opens up your eyes to say 'don't be ignorant and hide your head in the sand. If you can grow your own organic food then go ahead and do it. The more you demand organic food there will be more of a supply and the prices will come down! You have a choice! Poor doesn't mean you cannot think. You sill have a choice if you want to grow your own even if you are poor.
Inside the world's best kindergarten
“The kids love to look through the skylights from the roof. ‘Where’s my friend?’ ‘What’s going on underneath in class?’ And when you look down, you always see kids looking up from below. Here, distraction is supposed to happen. There are no walls between classrooms, so noise floats freely from one class to the other, and from outside to inside. We consider noise very important. When you put children in a quiet box, some of them get really nervous.”
Embrace the near win
At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?
Magical houses, made of bamboo
You've never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic. No two poles of bamboo are alike, so every home, bridge and bathroom is exquisitely unique. In this beautiful, immersive talk, she shares the potential of bamboo, as both a sustainable resource and a spark for the imagination. "We have had to invent our own rules," she says.
Why privacy matters
Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide."
How to make peace? Get angry
How did a young man born into a high caste in India come to free 83,000 children from slavery? Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi offers a surprising piece of advice to anyone who wants to change the world for the better: Get angry at injustice. In this powerful talk, he shows how a lifetime of peace-making sprang from a lifetime of outrage.
Games at E3 2015 - E3 - Electronics Entertainment Expo Wiki Guide - IGN
The Games at E3 2015 list contains all of the suspected and confirmed games appearing at E3 2015 in some form (not necessarily in "playable" form).