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Tonight, watch SpaceX launch one of its heaviest satellites yet

This evening, SpaceX will attempt to launch its sixth Falcon 9 rocket of the year, sending a communications satellite into orbit for the company Inmarsat. But don’t expect one of the company’s...

Tonight, watch SpaceX launch one of its heaviest satellites yet

This evening, SpaceX will attempt to launch its sixth Falcon 9 rocket of the year, sending a communications satellite into orbit for the company Inmarsat. But don’t expect one of the company’s...

SpaceX is launching one of its biggest satellites yet—watch the live-stream here

SpaceX will launch its sixth Falcon 9 rocket of the year this evening. The satellite, called Immarsat-5 F4, is bigger th

Watch SpaceX push the Falcon 9 rocket to its limits

SpaceX is testing the limits of the Falcon 9 rocket with its May 15th launch.

Tonight, watch SpaceX launch one of its heaviest satellites yet

This evening, SpaceX will attempt to launch its sixth Falcon 9 rocket of the year, sending a communications satellite into orbit for the company Inmarsat. But don’t expect one of the company’s...

iPhone 7 Plus goes to the barber shop in new Apple ad | Cult of Mac

Apple is continuing to push Portrait Mode in its newest ad for the iPhone 7 Plus that takes place in a barber shop of all place. The new ad was shared on A

Son fires Nerf gun at poor mom with incredible accuracy

C'mon man, it was Mother's Day.

MeUndies positions itself as the underpants of the revolution

In 2011, L.A.-based direct-to-consumer company MeUndies entered the market with a different approach to marketing under

Adelante brings a different social impact model to the shoe industry

Toms was among the pioneers of the

'The Gifted' trailer puts young X-Men on the run

See the trailer for the new Fox show right here.

Now John Oliver wants you to hold off on those FCC comments

John Oliver wants net neutrality supporters to temporarily hold off on commenting on the website of the FCC—or as he cal

“SNL” Welcomes You To The Post-Lie Era–Where Nothing Matters

The Melissa McCarthy-hosted episode ramped up SNL’s emphasis on how brazen this administration’s falsehoods have become.

5 questions for IoT about what we could learn from the WannaCry hack

Last week over 50,000 companies and over 100 countries hit by the WannaCry ransomware attack. What could IoT learn for this attack?

“SNL” Offers An Update For Amazon Echo–And It’s Actually Brilliant

On this week’s “Saturday Night Live,” a fake Amazon ad offers real possibilities for helping the endearingly incapacitated senior in your life.

1977: The year Star Wars, Apple Inc. and Buffy were born

When Star Wars first hit our galaxy, gas went for 65 cents a gallon and the Atari 2600 topped every kid's wish list. Let's time-warp back to 1977.

Two-year-old kid in a bouncy house is already more adult than all of us

His investments are also better than yours.

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'WannaCry' ransomware showed traces of North Korean code

It's going to take much more research before experts can pin down WannaCry's origins, assuming that's possible. You certainly won't get a confession from North Korea even if there's smoking gun evidence of its involvement. However, what's here at least gives investigators a starting point.

Google is reportedly eyeing an iOS Assistant app as it fires new salvo in the AI wars

According to Android Police , Google is planning to release a standalone Assistant app on iOS, with an announcement possibly coming at I/O this week. According to the report, “The app would likely feature a blend of the “chat” style functionality in the Google Allo version of Assistant and the voice-controlled version found on Android,” but site cautions that “details are scant.”

US judge bars Uber's Anthony Levandowski from working on lidar - Roadshow

Waymo's lawsuit against Uber may appear to be based on self-driving car development, but it's really about Levandowski. The Google spinoff alleges that Levandowski stole confidential trade secrets related to autonomous-car technology before leaving to form Otto, a self-driving startup that Uber later acquired. It's believed that these stolen secrets helped Uber develop its own self-driving tech, an endeavor it began some nine years after Waymo.

Disney's CEO reportedly says hackers are threatening to leak an upcoming movie

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger reportedly told ABC employees Monday that hackers are threatening to leak an upcoming movie unless the company pays up a "large sum" in the Bitcoin currency, according to sources speaking with The Hollywood Reporter . Iger said the company will not be buying in, and is instead waiting to see if the leak indeed occurs.

Lyft partners with Waymo to launch self-driving car pilots

Lyft, the No. 2 U.S. ride service by ride volume, in a statement said a deal to launch self-driving pilots would accelerate its vision for transportation and Waymo, which is beginning tests of a self-driving car service in Phoenix, said the partnership would let its technology reach "more people, in more places".

Why patching Windows XP forever won't stop the next WannaCrypt - TechRepublic

But the unintended consequence of Microsoft proactively patching the worst bugs in old operating systems could be a greater number of individuals and businesses feeling it was safe to carry on using what would still be a fundamentally insecure operating system, he said.

Hive goes the subscription route with "smart home as a service"

Hive, a connected home company, is launching a new subscription service aimed at introducing people to smart home products without having to pay for each device.

Sunrise gives mental health patients AI-guarded group chat

Between therapy sessions, mental health patients can feel alone. Group chat can help, but people are shy if they have to use their real name, or exposed to trolling if allowed to remain anonymous. And if there’s a need for urgent, professional care, therapists might not find out soon enough.

Outdoor Voices and Glossier are cleaning up by making fashion inclusive

The founders of Glossier and Outdoor Voices , Emily Weiss and Tyler Haney, respectively, spoke at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York today about how they’re taking a bite out of the massive beauty and apparel industries. Key to both startups’ success? A digital-first, and friendly, approach to everything from sales to product development.

WannaCry ransomware loses its kill switch, so watch out

It'll take a lot more than a lucky break to stop the malware that has hit more than 200,000 computers worldwide -- so far.

Fidget Spinners Are Good

As I set out and walked up Lafayette Street (as opposed to the adjacent and far more crowded Broadway, to avoid being seen) I flicked it, successfully getting it to spin every other time (one of the three spokes frequently smacked into my fat thumb). I shamefully hid it in my pocket three times on a thirty minute walk uptown—once as I made eye contact a lanky college-aged guy in a rainbow bomber jacket and bleached hair near NYU, and another as I walked by an especially chic-looking woman in a big hat in Madison Square Park. But most notably, I saw some mother scowling as her two young children begged her to buy them their own spinners near Union Square. I wanted to throw mine away when I thought about how dumb I looked, a grown-ass adult flicking a popular children’s toy on a busy sidewalk. But you should have seen the elementary school-aged daughter’s poise while balancing a rainbow spinner on her tiny thumb.

How Google hopes to finally solve the Android update problem with Treble - TechRepublic

Project Treble, Google's solution to this, was announced ahead of the 2017 Google I/O developer conference . Per Google's announcement , Treble introduces a vendor interface that sits between the Android OS framework and vendor-supplied components, allowing device manufacturers to ship new Android versions without requiring silicon providers to provide updated drivers for components where support is not mainlined into AOSP, or the Linux kernel in general. Compatibility is assured using a vendor test suite (VTS), analogous to the compatibility test suite (CTS) already in use for app developers. While Google noted that the Pixel phones are already running a preview of Treble, this technology will generally be available only on phones that ship with Android O.

Nintendo is planning a Legend of Zelda mobile game

Following up on the massive success of Pokémon GO and the, well, slightly less massive success of Super Mario Run, Nintendo is reportedly planning a Legend of Zelda for smartphones for release later this year, or so The Wall St Journal’s sources have it .

5 ways to reduce insider security risks - TechRepublic

IT security risks involve more than just shadowy overseas hackers looking for millions or malware running amok on production or end-user systems. Employees themselves can pose a significant threat to the business if they possess inappropriate access, their activities are left unchecked, or they fall prey to external compromise or manipulation. Rogue system administrators who circumvent established security regulations and policies can be especially dangerous, even if their intentions are benevolent.

YouTubers are drilling holes in iPhones to turn them into $5 fidget spinners

Now YouTubers have come up with tricks to turn broken iPhones and other smartphones into fidget spinners. The trick is drilling a hole in the phone and adding a ball bearing. Don't forget to take the battery out first, unless you want your fidget spinner to explode.

Heed this warning: Whatever you do, DON'T buy your prom dress online

Prom dress shopping is an activity best done in person— just ask any teen with a Twitter account.

Lowe's rolls out robot exosuits to improve employee productivity - TechRepublic

Lowe's employees are getting a futuristic new uniform: A robotic suit. The home improvement company partnered with Virginia Tech researchers to develop an exosuit, or a wearable robot suit with lift-assist technology, for store employees to wear. The lightweight exosuit is designed to help employees more easily lift and move products throughout the store, and to help avoid muscle fatigue.

Report: Trump Gave Classified Information To Russians During White House Visit

Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign after just over three weeks on the job after it was revealed he had discussed Russian sanctions with Kislyak and then subsequently misled Vice President Pence about those conversations. And Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to recuse himself from any involvement in the FBI's investigations into Russia after it was revealed that he twice met with Kislyak despite testifying during his confirmation hearing that he had had no contact with Russian officials.

United flight crew inadvertently shares cockpit codes online

You don't need lax airport screening to create security risks aboard flights. As the TSA found out , you just need someone to post the wrong details on the internet. The Wall Street Journal has learned that a United Airlines (yes, it's in the news again) flight attendant mistakenly posted cockpit door access codes online. While the Air Line Pilots Association says the situation has been resolved, the codes haven't changed yet. Until then, pilots will have to be extra-cautious -- they're already supposed to look at would-be visitors, but they just got a reminder that they can't take a valid code for granted.


3 NBA players weirdly complain about a call in the exact same way

Draymond Green, Zaza Pachulia, and Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors all reacted the exact same way at the same exact time to a call they didn't like during their game against the San Antonio Spurs. This video of the moment was uploaded to Reddit by user fishyfoot .

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Netflix is blocking rooted Android phones from downloading its app

The Ransomware Hackers Made Some Real Amateur Mistakes

Cisco researchers say they’ve found that a “check payment” button in the ransomware doesn’t actually even check if any bitcoins have been sent. Instead, Williams says, it randomly provides one of four answers—three fake error messages or a fake “decryption” message. If the hackers are decrypting anyone’s files, Williams believes it’s through a manual process of communication with victims via the malware’s “contact” button, or by arbitrarily sending decryption keys to a few users to give victims the illusion that paying the ransom does free their files. And unlike more functional and automated ransomware attacks, that janky process provides almost no incentive for anyone to actually pay up. “It breaks the entire trust model that makes ransomware work,” Williams says.

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Nintendo is bringing The Legend of Zelda to mobile, according to a new report.

UploadVR sued over ‘rampant’ sexual behavior in the workplace and wrongful termination

“In the office, Defendants would frequently talk about how much sex they were going to have at each party, and how many girls they were going to have sex with. UploadVR even set up a room to encourage sexual intercourse at the workplace. The room was referred to as the “kink room” and contained a bed. Male employees used that room to have sexual intercourse, which was disruptive and inappropriate. Often, underwear and condom wrappers would be found in the room.”

Google is moving beyond Android Auto in future Volvo and Audi cars

Google just gained two big-name partners in its effort to deliver Android right to your car, today revealing a team up with Volvo and Audi. Even more significant, however, is that this marks the search giant branching out from its standard Android Auto offering.

How to Protect and Recover Your Business from Ransomware

If there's a silver lining to Wanna Decryptor at any level, then it's that it serves to prove, without a doubt, that the threat presented by ransomware is real. No business or employee is immune from a potential ransomware attack. It's important to understand how ransomware infects computers before discussing how to protect your business from it or how to respond if you're compromised. Understanding the origin and mode of infection provides insights into staying safe.

Cyber security stocks rise in wake of global 'ransomware' attack

LONDON A global "ransomware" attack disrupting factories, hospitals, shops and schools spurred investors on Monday to buy stocks expected to benefit from a pickup in cyber security spending by companies and government agencies.

Most Creative People in Business 2017 | Fast Company

Creative dialogue can reinvent your business, your brand, and your career. Join Fast Company on a multi-platform exploration of the art of conversation.


On Monday, Apple released point updates to all its operating systems. Starting with the desktop, the macOS 10.12.5 update for Sierra is the fifth major update since the operating system was released in September of 2016. The iPhone-maker also released the iOS 10.3.2 for iPhones, iPads and iPods to the public. The update for Macs offers a range of bug fixes, improvements to Night Shift, and a long list of security patches. The iOS 10.3.2 update offers "bug fixes and improves the security." More details -- including what's new in tvOS, and watchOS -- here .

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As a millionaire, I am begging millennials to stop doing these things with their money

When I was growing up, I scrimped and saved every penny I earned. I learned the meaning of a dollar very early on and it definitely attributed to why I am so wealthy and successful today. This generation, however, seems to be more delighted by the idea of loading a 19th century cannon with hundreds of dollars in bills and then shooting said cannon off a tall castle into the empty rolling plains just below the castle. I promise you that this is not helping you on your way to being homeowners and I am begging you to stop.

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Upgrade already! If you're still using Windows XP, you're a menace to society | ZDNet

And if you are an IT professional who serves in a decision-making capacity with an organization that continues to use XP or Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2005, you should be fired. You should never be allowed to work in the computer industry again.

Pro cycling is the best sponsorship deal in sports that brands are missing out on

Sponsors of teams usurp those ad buys because they’re woven into the stories of the athletes and the race itself. Most of us tune out ads during a football game, but it’s impossible to ignore sponsors in cycling. They’re on the clothing, but they’re also on the air for hours each race, and then in the media all day, as commentators announce the team names and myriad publications cover every race. Sponsors become part of a team’s identity. That’s just not for sale in any another sport.


Apple fixes dozens of security bugs for iPhones, Macs

In a blog post last month , Wardle explained how he found the zero-day flaw following a supposed fix in an earlier version of macOS 10.12. He said that Apple's patch "did not fix the kernel panic" and worse, "introduced a kernel info leak, that could leak sensitive information" that could bypass the operating system's security feature that randomizes the kernel's memory address locations.

Brace for Chaos If U.S. Expands Airline Laptop Ban

This prospect, and the possibility of summer airport havoc, mobilized airlines last week to try to minimize the impact of any broader ban. It also prompted European Union officials to invite their U.S. counterparts to Brussels this week for a meeting about the underlying security threat of laptop-borne explosives being used by the Trump administration and others to justify it. EU officials told U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Friday that any terror threats affect both continents and require a coordinated response.



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Facebook's latest AI add-on will teach chatbots to sound less robotic

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mSecure 5 password manager: Why Dropbox, iCloud, Wi-Fi, or shared file cloud syncing aren't available - TechRepublic

Users that forego cloud synchronization—previously available using Dropbox, iCloud, Wi-Fi, or even via a shared file in the previous edition—and who store the program's data on their Mac can be confident and rest assured the password information is secure. In such cases, the application's data is stored only on their local system and benefits from AES 256-bit encryption, a technology that's incredibly difficult to crack and most expert commentary I've read states has never been compromised. But much convenience is lost, namely the ability to synchronize changes across various devices, without some synchronization option.

Why containerizing legacy apps brings flexibility back to developers - TechRepublic

Containers represent the modern application lifecycle, which is about much greater agility and velocity from deployment to production. That's the positive. The negative, according to Gupta, is that "as that lifecycle accelerates, it exposes operational weaknesses that had been latent in IT all along." In other words, "if you're driving a slow vehicle down a bumpy road, it's an inconvenience, but it's okay. This is the traditional six to 12-month release cycle for your ERP systems and things like that. But when you want to go to highway speeds, it fundamentally becomes unsafe and you have business risks in trying to get that application lifecycle accelerated when you're dealing with operational processes simply not built for that world."

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How Does a 110-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Still Have Its Skin?

The ancient animal is obviously a remarkable specimen—not just a few battered bones, but an entire creature, transformed into stone with bits of the original soft tissue still preserved. When I first saw images of the beast, which was photographed for the June issue of National Geographic, I had to know how it came to be so well-preserved—and if there are other dino mummies like it. So I called up Caleb Brown, one of the paleontologists who has been studying the fossil since it was first unearthed from the Alberta Tar Sands in 2011.

8 executive orders Trump would sign if an aide forwarded him chain letters from my grandmother


Exactly What To Put In Your LinkedIn Profile To Get A Promotion

Looking to move up to a management role? Here’s how to showcase your potential in your LinkedIn profile and catch the eye of your boss or a recruiter.

Concerns Swell That Trump Will Pick a Total Lackey for FBI Director

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer informed CNN on Sunday of a growing consensus among Democrats that they should refuse to vote on Trump’s pick unless a special prosecutor is named to assume control of the Russia investigation. “There’s a lot of Democrats who feel that way. We’ll have to discuss this as a caucus, but I would support that move,” he said.

FTC looks to shut down fake tech support scams with Operation Tech Trap - TechRepublic

The scammers targeted by Operation Tech Trap tend to follow the same pattern: First, an advertisement resembling a pop-up security alert appears on their victim's screen. The ad tells the victim that their machine has been infected with a virus or has been hacked, and advises them to call a toll-free number to resolve the issue. These ads sometimes include a countdown clock that makes victims believe they only have a set amount of time before their hard drive files will be deleted, according to the press release.

51 Pirates pirate Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and demand ransom from Disney
52 How to upgrade an ASA 5506-X to the new Firepower Threat Defense software - TechRepublic
53 The Best Ways to Share iPhone Photos with Your Family and Friends
55 Windows 10's slowing growth: Should Microsoft be worried? - TechRepublic
56 Mom can't stop dancing after getting Yeezys for Mother's Day
57 Pepsi messes up again with the promise of a cinnamon-flavored soda
58 TNW on Twitter
59 A Controversial Ebola Vaccine May Get Its First Real World Test in Congo
60 Hackers are holding a Disney movie for ransom, according to CEO Bob Iger
61 Seven tips for working with Office shapes - TechRepublic
62 TNW on Twitter
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64 New York is the newest state to allow self-driving car tests
65 Delta testing facial recognition for self-service bag check-in at Minneapolis airport - TechRepublic
66 Newly-crowned Miss USA lit a flame war talking about healthcare and feminism
67 The Purge TV Show Will Not Actually Be About the Purge
68 TNW on Twitter
69 This Simple Smartphone App May Just Trick People Into Thinking You Don’t Suck at Graffiti
70 101-year-old D-Day veteran breaks skydiving world record yet again
71 Heroic delivery man brings pizza to 'hangry' stranded train passengers
72 Magic Leap Could Be Looking at an $8 Billion Valuation
73 What Makes a Perfect Sandwich?
74 Google Assistant for iOS could be announced at Google IO 2017
75 YouTube TV fleshes out its lineup with AMC, BBC America, and more
76 What Happened to the Amazing HoloLens Future We Were Promised?
77 CIO Jury: 100% of tech leaders still run on-premise data centers - TechRepublic
78 Swinging From a Paraglider Is a Terrifying Way to See the Swiss Alps
79 Watch Dafne Keen Give Hugh Jackman Bruises in Her Super-Intense Logan Audition
80 InformationWeek on Twitter
81 TechCrunch on Twitter
82 How Many Grandmas Were Needed to Make This Epic Cross-Stitched Music Video?
83 Net neutrality has a new champion: Meet Sen. Brian Schatz
84 Of course there are a whole bunch of Trump tweets about how bad it is to mishandle classified intel