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Microsoft unveils its Xbox Adaptive Controller for gamers with disabilities

Microsoft is trying to make gaming more accessible with its upcoming Xbox Adaptive Controller, which lets you plug in an array of peripherals that players with limited mobility can use more easily than a standard gamepad.

Apple website celebrates accessibility for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

The Apple website has today been updated to highlight the accessibility features of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more. The change is in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a yearly event that promotes digital access and inclusion for those with different disabilities.

Yanny or Laurel? This tool lets you hear both

The New York Times lets you easily hear both sides of the debate.

There's more tears left to cry: Researchers say pop music has been getting sadder

But we still prefer happier songs.

Relonch Alfred photo app fixes poor light and exposure in iPhone photos

Relonch, known for its subscription camera club, rolls out Relonch Alfred, an iOS app that applies artificial light to poorly exposed photos.

Trump made a video on Yanny vs. Laurel, and this meme is officially dead

When will government institutions leave memes alone?

Samsung's sad new ad is packed with iPhone disses | Cult of Mac

Samsung disses the iPhone X and Apple's battery controversy in a new one-minute ad for the Galaxy S9 Android smartphone.

Ryan Reynolds proposes to red carpet host who showed him their 5th grade book report on Deadpool

"Max, you did a book report on Deadpool in the 5th grade, will you marry me?"

Everything we know about 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4'

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1 LocationSmart reportedly leaked phone location data onto the web

While LocationSmart customers gave their consent to have the company track their phones' location, they likely did not want anyone to know that information. The issue was initially found by Robert Xiao, a PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University. ""I stumbled upon this almost by accident, and it wasn't terribly hard to do," he said. "This is something anyone could discover with minimal effort. And the gist of it is I can track most peoples' cell phone without their consent."

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Black Ops 4's Blackout Looks Like a Serious Battle Royale Contender - IGN Video

James and Destin discuss why Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout may be more than a paint by numbers battle royale clone.

YouTube to launch music streaming service next week

(Reuters) - Google’s YouTube will launch a music streaming service next week, it said on Thursday, looking to use its popular internet video brand to tap the growing market for paid music streaming.

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Red Hydrogen One phone coming to Verizon and AT&T

The Red Hydrogen One phone will be available on Verizon and AT&T once it's released later this year. That widespread availability is a nice feather in the cap for the Hydrogen One, a $1,200 Android phone that's said to boast a revolutionary 3D display. The phone is the first consumer handset from Red, the company better known for its high-end digital cameras used to create Hollywood films.

Microsoft announces Adaptive Xbox controller for more accessible gaming

This is a significant step from Microsoft in the field of accessible gaming. The gaming industry has become more welcoming in recent years, and Microsoft itself has made some promising changes for vision-impaired users in its software. However, when it comes to accessible controllers, the great majority of them have come from third-party bodies dedicated to the cause of inclusivity. 

Phone-tracking firm had bug that let anyone track millions of Americans

All you had to do for the free trial was make sure you had consent from the phone number's owner, whom LocationSmart said it would text or call. But a simple bug on LocationSmart's website let a researcher from Carnegie Mellon University get around that requirement and track any phone without limitations.

'Laurel or Yanny' just took a super dark turn thanks to the U.S. Air Force

'Laurel or Yanny' just took a super dark turn thanks to the U.S. Air Force

A lap of Jerusalem in Intel's surprisingly aggressive self-driving car

Mobileye has created its fully autonomous prototype car using only cameras, a low-cost and (relatively) simple solution built atop the company's decades of experience building adaptive safety systems. While the technology isn't ready for prime time, it is good enough for Mobileye's VP of technology, Shai Shalev-Shwartz, to take me for a demonstration ride around the tumultuous streets of Jerusalem. Hands-off, of course.

Hawaii volcano kicks ballistic rocks onto 'moonscape'

The USGS issued a new volcanic activity notice Thursday morning , saying the ash cloud from the most recent explosion reached as high as 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) and that the volcano could produce more ballistic projectiles at any time.

13 Here's how YouTube Music is reinventing itself

YouTube is the internet's biggest video site, with more than 1.8 billion accounts tuning in every month. Much of that "viewing" is actually music listening, as music videos consistently rank among the most popular clips on YouTube, making it one of the biggest single sources of music listening worldwide. In theory, that gives YouTube a unique position to recruit people to music subscribers.

Elon Musk's Boring Company will personally deliver your flamethrower

Musk and The Boring Company caught social media and the tech world early this year and when it began selling flamethrowers emblazoned with its logo. The "merchandise" raised $7.5 million for The Boring Company, which Musk created to bore tunnels to be used for alternative means of transportation.

Elon Musk's Boring Company wants to charge $1 for a 150 mph Loop ride

The billionaire entrepreneur on Thursday showed off his concept for the Loop, a transport system that carries 16 people and travel at 150 miles per hour, which could get you from Downtown Los Angeles to Los Angeles International Airport in eight minutes in a vacuum tube. His projected fare for people would be only $1. He spoke to a crowd of roughly 750 people crowding the pews of  the Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles .

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Intel makes its first 10nm Cannon Lake chips official

The Ark listing also says that the Cannon Lake processor supports more PCIe lanes, up to 16 from 12 (though the actual supported lane configurations appear to match Kaby Lake chips, so it's not immediately clear if this is correct). More peculiarly, however, the listing doesn't include any specs for a GPU. Virtually every mobile and desktop processor Intel makes includes an integrated GPU, and one would expect Cannon Lake chips to follow suit. According to this listing, however, the i3-8121U doesn't. The Lenovo laptop in question is specified as including a discrete AMD R5 GPU, offering no guidance as to whether the chip does indeed have a GPU.

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Apple brings its coding lessons to schools for students who are blind and deaf

Apple this morning announced another expansion of Everyone Can Code , bringing its Swift coding curricula to a number of US schools focused on students who are blind and deaf. The current list includes eight schools in California, New York, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts and Texas.

Google to remove "secure" indicator from HTTPS pages on Chrome | ZDNet

The logic behind the move, Google explained, is that "users should expect that the web is safe by default." It will remove the green padlock and "secure" wording from the address bar beginning with Chrome 69 in September.

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How NAB is taking Australia's skills shortage into its own hands

But with a looming skills shortage facing Australia in regards to technology-related roles, NAB is taking the task of increasing the skills of its workforce into its own hands. The bank is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver the NAB Cloud Guild, an internal program that offers up AWS skills training.

Is this $4,500 solar-powered iPhone the future of business smartphones?

While it may be easy to overlook the Caviar iPhone X Tesla as an overpriced novelty, the inclusion of a solar panel could have big implications for on-the-go professionals. Business travelers and field workers, especially, would benefit from solar power. And, combined with the coming 5G advances, solar-powered devices could make is much easier for professionals to get work done wherever they find themselves.

Apple HomePod captures just 6 percent of the smartspeaker market in Q1 2018 | Cult of Mac

iPhone sells like gangbusters. iPad is at the top of the tablet market. But the HomePod is a very different story. Apple’s smartspeaker earned just a small share of the world market in the first quarter of this year, according to a market research firm.

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This flashy Incredibles 2 art show collects the whole Parr family

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Watch the incredible VFX that brought War for the Planet of the Apes' simian stars to life

Chrome will remove secure label on HTTPS sites in September

Google today announced its next steps for how Chrome labels HTTP and HTTPS sites. Starting in September 2018, Chrome will stop marking HTTPS sites as “Secure” in its address bar. And then in October 2018, Chrome will start displaying a red “Not secure” label when users enter data into HTTP pages.

How to Get Organized With the Google Tasks App

Download Google Tasks for iOS from the App Store and for Android from Google Play . On an Android device, the app asks for access to your Google account identity and your location. Tap on Accept if you're okay with this. Fire up the app and tap on the Get Started button. The first time you use Google Tasks on iOS, the app asks which Google account you want to use. Tap the correct account. The app then asks for permission to send you notifications. Tap Allow to be notified of tasks when they're due.

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A new robot dog movie is coming that's Transformers meets Lassie and Short Circuit

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The new West Coast Avengers are all of Marvel's coolest, cancelled heroes

iOS 11.4 beta 6 released just three days after beta 5 | Cult of Mac

Apple took the very unusual move of releasing a second iOS 11.4 beta this week. The fifth version of the developer beta came out on Monday, and its replacement debuted today.

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Stunning Game of Thrones VFX video shows how the great ice Wall came a'tumbling down

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There's a new app that can switch your Android into "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode.

How to resolve network problems caused by the Windows 10 April 2018 update

Some suggestions online involve removing the update, performing a system reset or - worse - conducting a full-blown operating system reinstall. While these might fix the issue, it's akin to burning down the house to remove termites. I don't advocate removing updates if you can find solutions to the problems they cause, but in the case of a failed network adapter you may not have another choice, albeit temporarily, if you don't have another system to get online and conduct further research upon.

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Sell used Apple accessories: Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard, AirPods

Although we are huge fans of all three of these accessories, we won’t judge you if you decide to unload them. And we promise to make it as easy as possible if you’ve decided it’s time to sell used Apple accessories.

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If you want an AirPort, you'd better act fast | Cult of Mac

You can still get Apple’s cheapest router, the AirPort Express. Supplies of the AirPort Time Capsule are also stocked across the U.S. Some of Apple’s biggest markets in the E.U. Listings on the online store have been taken down in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K.

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Six baby squirrels with tails hopelessly tangled together rescued in Nebraska

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The US had its lowest birth rate ever last year


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Police phone tracking firm hacked, passwords leaked thanks to weak hashing

After breaching Securus, an unnamed hacker gave Motherboard a spreadsheet titled "Police" that included 2,800 "usernames, email addresses, phone numbers, and hashed passwords and security questions of Securus users," spanning 2011-2018, the report said. Data on Securus staff members was present in the sheet, along with data on law enforcement and government users from cities including Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Indianapolis.

A bug in Keeper password manager leads to sparring over "zero-knowledge" claim

"If this disclosure is correct, the API server can induce Keeper Commander during login to reveal how to decrypt the vault. This would mean a security breach of the API server or a court order may result in an user's vault information being compromised," they added.

Apple Pay goes live in Ukraine | Cult of Mac

However, the company is slowly making inroads. According to one report , based on figures drawn up by analyst Gene Munster, Apple Pay currently has an estimated active user base in excess of 127 million people. That represents an increase of more than double the 62 million who used it this time last year.

Senate votes for net neutrality -- enjoy the moment | ZDNet

The US Senate voted 52 to 47 for net neutrality. Now, the question is: Will the House support net neutrality, or will it -- or President Donald Trump -- shovel dirt on net neutrality's grave?

Instagram finally realized Feed and Stories are part of the same app

When you find something on your Feed of static, non-ephemeral Instagram posts which strikes your fancy, you can add it to your Story. To do so, tap the Share button and select “Create a story with this post.” The picture will look like a sticker over a customized background, and you can move or resize it at will.

Awkward photobomb gets MUCH worse when daughter recognizes her dad as a creepy meme

Awkward photobomb gets MUCH worse when daughter recognizes her dad as a creepy meme

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The CW's Charmed trailer reboots the power of three

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