These bladeless wind turbines shake to generate electricity
Farms dotted with the gigantic spinning blades of wind turbines have become a standard sight on long-distance road trips, but what if there was another way to capture energy from the wind? A...
Dear Internet, meet a record-breaking cat who purrs louder than a motorcycle - CNET
There's a new king of the Web jungle. His name is Merlin and he's got a purr-ty impressive talent.
You might be sexually fluid and not realize it — or even care
Miley Cyrus and Cate Blanchett are sexually fluid, but what does that even mean?
Wounded turtle can return to the ocean thanks to a 3D-printed beak
Look, we know this sea turtle's prosthetic beak has a tragic backstory, but it sure makes the reptile look like it has a future as a badass pizza-loving
Maya Rudolph totally Beyoncé'd the National Anthem
Maya Rudolph blows everyone away at the graduation ceremony for Tulane University by singing a wickedly-entertaining parody of 'The Star-Spangled Banner.'
Exclusive: Help us fight fakes, Alibaba's security chief tells global brands
Alibaba employs some 2,000 employees to battle counterfeits. At its internet security command centre, a computer screen covering an entire wall tallies in real-time attempts by vendors to list suspected counterfeits and shows which brands they were trying to sell. Vendors known to have attempted to sell fakes are also tracked.
Twin Peaks revokes Waco franchise agreement after deadly biker shootings
The Dallas-based company said in a statement that the franchise's management team ignored warnings and advice from local law enforcement and corporate headquarters. Police have also slammed the business for refusing to cooperate with security measures after they warned that Sunday's meeting would spell violence.
Starbucks picks Spotify for radio, and baristas are the DJs
Starbucks and Spotify are teaming up to to build a music ecosystem across retail stores. By joining forces with the popular streaming service, the giant coffee chain hopes to create an experience that will benefit loyal customers, particularly those who are part of the My Starbucks Rewards program. If you're one of them, you'll have the chance to earn Stars as Currency points for subscribing to Spotify Premium , which offers access to millions of songs that can be played offline, ad-free and without any skip limitations. In addition to this, Starbucks will be curating a set of playlists for all Spotify users to enjoy, featuring tunes that have been popular at its coffeehouses in the past 20 years. The new partnership is set to kick off in the US later this fall, with Canada and the United Kingdom expected to follow suit soon thereafter.
How to ensure Apple Watch is connected to a Wi-Fi network
If you want to find out if your Apple Watch is connected to the Wi-Fi network, all you need to do is disable Bluetooth on your iPhone. If your Watch is connected to Wi-Fi, then you will still be able to make calls or send a Message using your Apple Watch. If it is not connected to a Wi-Fi network then they will fail.
How to disable push notifications while watching videos on your iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]
Once you install NoBanners, there are not much configurations to make. The tweak’s preferences pane features a toggle that allows you to enable or disable it whenever you want. Once enabled, you will no longer view the annoying notification banners while watching a video. More interestingly, you can also enable or disable it via FlipSwitch toggle.
Apple's $930 million legal win over Samsung gets partially reversed
Let's flash back to the heady days of 2012 for a moment. During the heat of the trial, Apple presented a handful of examples of (unregistered) trade dress that it believed Samsung had infringed upon with devices like the Galaxy S and Nexus S. While some of Apple's examples — "a rectangular product with four evenly rounded corners," "a flat, clear surface covering the front of the product" — the company tried to argue that they were just for show and had no impact on usability. After some further investigation, the appeals court disagreed with the argument, saying that "the requirement that the unregistered trade dress 'serves no purpose other than identification' cannot be reasonably inferred from the evidence". That is to say, since trade dress protection only applies to design elements that are nonfunctional and these design choices were seemingly made for the sake of customer comfort, Apple's argument is out.
How misbehaving at school made one man a multimillionaire - BBC News
To begin with, he took on people he hadn't even spoken to on the phone, let alone met in person, including a website builder in Kiev, Ukraine, and a customer service manager based in Belgrade, Serbia. Instead they all simply communicated by email, with Mr Cator still based at home in rural Norfolk.
Somehow, "Bob's Burgers" Has Quietly Become The Hottest Destination For Comics On TV
Over the years Bob's Burgers has built up its recurring characters with what appears to be the deepest bench of comedians in the game.
Best Deals Of The Week: Dripbit Online Backup Lifetime Subscription for 88% Off and more [Deals Hub]
There are so many great offers in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub that it’s easy to miss one. We try to alert you to all of the best deals around, and this is your chance to catch those savings that may have otherwise slipped through the cracks. Take a look at the best deals of the week from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub. You’ll be glad you did, and your wallet will thank you, too.
Chinese Taxi App Yidao Yongche Hints At Deal With Uber
Yidao Yongche, one of the companies that pioneered an Uber Black-like limousine service in China, used microblogging platform Sina Weibo to hint at a coming together with Uber. Representatives from Uber declined to comment further, but any deal would represent another consolidation in China’s taxi-hailing space following the surprise multi-billion dollar merger between arch rivals Kuaidi Dache and Didi Dache announced back in February. (Those two companies are estimated to account for over 90 percent of China’s taxi-app market.)
Tim Cook Has a Message for Recent Grads
"They asked me to make a standard announcement. You've heard this before, about silencing your phones," Cook said, eliciting laughter from the crowd. "Those of you with an iPhone, just place it in silent mode. If you don't have an iPhone, please pass it to the center aisle. Apple has a world-class recycling program."
Apple buys GPS startup Coherent to beef up mapping technology
Coherent joins a string of businesses Apple has purchased in recent years to beef up its mapping service. Until 2012, Apple’s mapping technology was based on Google Maps. Other mapping and location companies Apple has acquired include PlaceBase, Locationary and BroadMap. The company also snatched up popular public transit apps Hopstop and Embark in recent years, but still hasn't added public transit to Maps directions.
Tim Cook encourages new grads to change the world - CNET
During his 20-minute-long commencement speech, Cook wove together personal stories about meeting Govs. George Wallace and Jimmy Carter as a teenager growing up in Alabama, reading history books that neglected to discuss slavery's role in the Civil Ward, and his first interaction in the late 1990s with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Jobs, he said, "made me question everything, who upended all of my assumptions in the very best way."
Pro Tip: Get Google Now in your Chromebook Start menu
Do you long to have more features in your Chromebook Start menu? If so, Jack Wallen walks you through the steps for adding Google Now to your Chrome OS experience.
The rise of the Internet police - CNET
Online harassment isn't new. From the earliest message boards to the newest social apps, if there's a way for people to say something, you can bet someone will say something awful. But it's gotten even worse. Those operating in the shadows can now connect to billions of users through Facebook, Twitter and Reddit, and disseminate racist and hate-filled messages. Some publish disturbing images of murder, child exploitation and sexual abuse while others resort to so-called revenge porn to humiliate former lovers. Perhaps most distressing: A few threaten rape and other forms of violence, then release their victims' addresses and phone numbers so strangers can terrorize their targets even further.
Billionaires 2015: The Youngest
FORBES counts down the youngest billionaires putting your 20s to shame. Subscribe to FORBES: http://www.youtube.com/forbes Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/forbes/vi... For more FORBES content: http://forbes.com Follow FORBES on Twitter: http://twitter.com/forbes Like FORBES on Facebook: http://fb.com/forbes Follow FORBES on Instagram: http://instagram.com/forbes
Google's Plan to Eliminate Human Driving in 5 Years | WIRED
One of the trickiest—and little discussed—challenges facing automakers is how to handle the transition between computers and humans, particularly in an emergency. Building an autonomous system that requires occasional human control raises tricky questions, not the least of which is how you ensure the person at the wheel is alert and ready to take over. Audi’s testing has shown it takes an average of 3 to 7 seconds, and as long as 10, for a driver to snap to attention and take control, even when prompted by flashing lights and verbal warnings. At lot can can happen in 10 seconds, especially when a vehicle is moving more than 100 feet per second.
Warcraft Movie: Orgrim Doomhammer Officially Revealed - IGN
Created by the industry veterans from Industrial Light and Magic, it's the first time the wider world has gotten a glimpse at what Jones and co have been working on since test footage was screened behind closed doors over a year ago.
Penny Dreadful: “The Nightcomers” Review - IGN
"The Nighcomers" also worked to show us the true breadth Evelyn's magic. Almost like a "preview" of what might be in store for Sir Malcolm. Her depraved designs start off slow and subtle. Then her demands grow, as well as her knack for passive contempt. It wasn't long before she had Sir Geoffrey naked and on all fours as her toy. After that, convincing the residents of the land to torch Joan came natural. So not only did this episode show us how far back Evelyn's quest for Vanessa went, but also the type of plan she's currently trying to set in motion with Sir Malcolm. Now I feel like I'll return to the story with fresh eyes and reinvigorated interest.
Mashable on Twitter
When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location.
You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history.
Over-The-Top Streaming Video Services To Surge To 330 Million+ Subscribers By 2019
While Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video are subscription-based services that don’t show advertisements, those where ads are offered, like Hulu for instance but also new services in Asia and elsewhere, will also feel the impact of this subscriber growth. According to Juniper, ad spend on video-on-demand will grow almost fourfold by 2019, with the Far East and China dominating the market by the end of the forecast period.
25 of our favorite typefaces released in April
A new month, a whole new bunch of typefaces to drool over. Scroll down to see which typefaces stood out the most in April. Keep going and you’ll find our March issue.
How to implement WhatsApp messaging into your business
While many of us consider WhatsApp a handy way for staying in touch with friends and family, the messaging service with 800 million users is also an incredibly powerful tool for businesses.
Report: Apple has big plans in store for Apple Watch and Apple TV
Find My Watch will work using what 9to5Mac’s sources call “smart leashing” to wirelessly determine where the watch is in relation to the iPhone. The feature will work both ways, notifying you with a tap on the wrist if you have your watch but your iPhone is out of range. The watch currently shows you but doesn’t tap you if your phone is no longer close by. This one might be the toughest feature to accomplish because it could require a new chip, so it might have to wait for next-gen hardware.
5G will cost you a bundle
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I just tried virtual reality for the first time, and it blew my mind
The concept of virtual reality is definitely not new to me, but I don't think anything could have prepared me for this. Once you put on the headset you are transported, and a 360° world engulfs you. I really didn't think it was going to be as impressive as it was.
Lowest Prices Ever: Save $100s on all Mac Pros, each with Free AppleCare and Free Apple Wireless Keyboard & Magic Mouse; Apple Thunderbolt Displays for $750
Lowest Prices Ever: Save $100s on all Mac Pros, each with Free AppleCare and Free Apple Wireless Keyboard & Magic Mouse; Apple Thunderbolt Displays for $750
By Katie Marsal
Monday, May 18, 2015, 09:34 am PT (12:34 pm ET)
Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama and AppleInsider this week have teamed up to give away free AppleCare, a free Apple Wireless Keyboards & Mouse, and discounts of between $100 and $700 on over 100 different Mac Pro configurations. Tack on an Apple Thunderbolt Display for an all-time low of $750 or grab a 27" Dell Ultra HD 4k Monitor for $525.
With very few exceptions, this promotion delivers the lowest prices we've ever seen on these Mac Pro models. It also throws in two additional years of AppleCare Extended Protection for Mac Pro , an Apple Wireless Keyboard , and an Apple Wireless Magic Mouse . Below are a list of pricing links to Mac Pros bundled with these free items. The savings listed below in red typeface reflect the total discount when compared to Apple's current price for that Mac Pro model with AppleCare but does not factoring in the savings from the free Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse and any additional benefits.
Mashable on Twitter
We've all felt this way about Don Draper at some point. http://on.mash.to/1JSi3gX pic.twitter.com/gtDoUL8aMP
Google Drops Cloud Computing Prices By Up To 30 Percent, Launches Preemptible Instances
Today’s cuts focus on the Compute Engine side of the service and include cuts of up to 30 percent for the smallest instances. A Micro instance on Google Cloud platform will now cost as little as $0.006 per hour under regular usage. For other instance types, the price cuts are somewhat less dramatic and range between 5 percent for High CPU instances and 20 percent for the Standard instances.
You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online
The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.
Acquia Partners with CloudFlare To Boost DDoS Security
Stone says with customers running hundreds or even thousands of sites on the Acquia platform, a DDoS attack (which can take down a site by flooding it with requests) could be devastating. Drupal provides its own security layer, but Stone says Acquia wanted to offer customers another layer of security. That’s what the CloudFlare DDoS product, known as Acquia Edge Protect under the Acquia brand umbrella, offers them.
15-inch Force Touch MacBook Pro may go on sale Wednesday - CNET
If the rumors are true, the updated laptop would include the new Force Touch trackpad, which responds differently based on how much pressure you apply to the surface.
LG G4 review: An awesome smartphone for power users, but not fashionistas
LG’s G4 might not look like a particularly notable upgrade at first pass, but the improvements come in the right places. The 5.5-inch ‘quad-HD’ display is brighter and crisper than the G3’s and the camera is now far better than its predecessor’s, and arguably one of the best cameras on an Android smartphone anywhere right now. Only the S6 (and Edge) really come close in many departments.
How to spend just $100 on a social media budget
Especially when you’re first starting out, it’s likely that money might be a bit lean. The idea here is that you’d spend your budget on only those activities that could lead directly to your making more money. If you have $100 to spend, it’d be great to have a way to get $100 to spend again the following month.
5 hot trends in software development hiring
Hiring trends change as fast as technology, and it's important to keep your skills up to date. Here are 5 of the fastest growing trends in the tech industry -- and the software you need to know.
The Verge on Twitter
@verge I assume his Community Manager has an iPhone. Obviously he won't tweet directly.There's going to be a huge team to approve each tweet
Mass Effect Creator Casey Hudson Joins Microsoft - IGN
"I am particularly excited about working on HoloLens," Hudson said. "I was fortunate to try an early prototype of HoloLens before it was announced, and I was blown away by the technology and what it was already capable of. Walking on Mars while sipping coffee in an office setting, Skyping with a friend who can draw on the walls of my environment, sculpting an object in 3D modeling software while a hologram of it sits on a table next to me...
The Official Microsoft ASP.NET Site
The Building Real World Cloud Apps with Azure e-book is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie. It explains 13 patterns and practices that can help you be successful developing web apps...
Find Out What Your Name Would Be If You Were Born Today
Name trends are provided by the Social Security Administration . Whenever names were tied for popularity in a given year or decade, they were assigned the same rank. This tool only searches for names of the same gender as what you entered at the top. Many names have drifted from being associated with boys to being associated with girls over the years, so it can appear as though female names are showing up in the male results.
Twitter is now rolling out a new search results interface to all logged-in users on the web, introducing a cleaner look-and-feel and more filtering options that let you sort results by top tweets, “live” tweets, accounts, photos, videos, news and more. The rollout follows tests that began in April which then made the new interface available to a “small group” of… Read More
4 TED Talks on the importance of educating girls
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my daughter so strong?” Yousafzai asks. “Because I didn’t clip her wings."
But the mapmaker would have run into a problem: The vagaries of wind, sea and imperfect records inevitably threw off the measurements, so that upon completing his vicarious journey, the mapmaker wouldn’t land exactly on his starting spot. So he would have had to nudge his ports around to spread out the error. If he did the same thing again using a different set of sailing records, he would end up with ports in slightly different locations, and he would need to tweak the results again. No two of his charts would be exactly the same, and none would be quite right. The mystery is how he managed to reconcile all this contradictory, incomplete information into one brilliantly precise chart of the Mediterranean that allowed mariners to visualize, for the first time, the sea on which they’d spent their lives sailing.
BI Tech on Twitter
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8 TED Talks to watch before public speaking
If you’ve got a presentation to give at work or school — or are perhaps getting ready to speak at a TEDx event? — we recommend these talks to help get you pumped up.
Get in shape (for real this time)
It is the New Year’s Resolution that you make over and over again. Here, talks to help you actually stick to it—and do it in a kind, effective way.
Is math discovered or invented? - Jeff Dekofsky
Would mathematics exist if people didn't? Did we create mathematical concepts to help us understand the world around us, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Jeff Dekofsky traces some famous arguments in this ancient and hotly debated question.
Rise Of The Drones: A Legal Perspective
Innovation in drone technology is a positive sign for the commercial sector, but current FAA regulations are keeping its drone from taking off, says lawyer Brendan Schulman. Subscribe to FORBES: http://www.youtube.com/forbes Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/forbes/vi... Follow FORBES VIDEO on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/forbesvideo Like FORBES VIDEO on Facebook: http://fb.com/forbesvideo Follow FORBES VIDEO on Instagram: http://instagram.com/forbesvideo For more FORBES content: http://forbes.com
How healthy living nearly killed me
For a full year, AJ Jacobs followed every piece of health advice he could — from applying sunscreen by the shot glass to wearing a bicycle helmet while shopping. Onstage at TEDMED, he shares the surprising things he learned.
Hackers: the Internet's immune system
The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a better world.