The Endless Scroll: How to Tell if You're a Tech Addict
Don't let your apps, games, and smartphone control you. Once you understand what's happening in your brain while you use technology, you can do something about it.
Arianna Huffington Wants You to Thrive in an Era of Tech Overload
At Thrive Global, Huffington has been working to help people find emotional and mental well-being in an always-connected world. We talk to her about what that means.
Today in Apple history: Get a Mac ad campaign comes to an end
On May 21, 2010, Apple quietly ends its long-running, award-winning "Get a Mac" marketing campaign. Debuting in 2006, the Get a Mac ads starred actor Justin Long as the cool, youthful Mac. Comedian John Hodgman portrayed the stuffy, awkward PC.
Animoji go on a wild ride in crazy K-pop iPhone X ad | Cult of Mac
Apple unleashes the power of K-pop Animoji in its wild new ad that showcases the iPhone X's exclusive new feature.
Boeing's folding wingtips get the FAA green light
The folding wings will let the Boeing 777X dock at standard airport gates.
Tesla Model 3 Rebuffed by Consumer Reports on Slow Braking
The magazine said the Model 3’s 60 miles per hour stopping distance of 152 feet was “far worse than any contemporary car we’ve tested.” It took 7 feet more that Ford Motor Co.’s F-150 full-size pickup. The company told Consumer Reports that its own tests averaged a stopping distance of 133 feet and that results vary based on weather, tire temperature and other conditions.
Adobe to acquire Magento Commerce for $1.68 billion | ZDNet
Founded in 2008 and based in Campbell, California, Magento serves both B2B and B2C customers globally with a platform for digital commerce, order management and predictive intelligence. Its customers include Canon, Helly Hansen, Paul Smith and Rosetta Stone. Adobe and Magento share joint customers including Coca-Cola, Warner Music Group, Nestle. Magento handles over $155 billion in gross merchandise volume annually.
Safe to say that if you are interested in the movie already that you kinda know who the character is already.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign programming deal with Netflix
Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to produce films and series for Netflix, apparently denying Apple the opportunity.
Facebook, Qualcomm team up to deliver 60GHz Internet in urban areas | ZDNet
"Our collaboration with Facebook will bring advanced 11ad and pre-11ay technologies to market increasing broadband penetration and enabling operators to reduce their capex [capital expenditure] for last mile access," said Irvind Ghai, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. "Terragraph cloud controller and TDMA architecture coupled with Qualcomm Technologies solution's 10 Gbps link rate, low power consumption, and early interference mitigation techniques will help make gigabit connectivity a reality."
Former Uber engineer sues company alleging sexual harassment: law firm
(Reuters) - A former software engineer at Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] sued the ride-hailing service on Monday, claiming that she was subjected to sexual harassment during her employment but that her complaints were ignored, the law firm representing the plaintiff said.
Google Photos adds likes and favorites with hearts and stars
The Favorite (star) button will only appear on photos in your own library, allowing you to mark an individual item as a favorite which, in turn, will automatically populate a new photo album with just your favorite photos. This is a feature that most other photo services already offer, including Apple’s and previously, Google’s own Picasa, so it’s a bit of an obvious catch-up addition on Google’s part.
UK Parliament lists over 50 questions for Zuckerberg to answer in Brussels on Tuesday
Zuckerberg previously sent Facebook's CTO Mike Schroepfer to London in his place to give evidence to Parliament's Digital Culture Media and Sport Committee, which is currently investigating the problem of fake news. But British politicians found Schroefper's answers to their questions to be lacking in depth and accuracy. Facebook followed up with written answers to the committee's outstanding questions, but they were still deemed unsatisfactory.
Zachary Levi Gives Peek at Live-Action Shazam - IGN
Levi shared an image on Instagram of himself donning the red and gold costume. The promotional art Levi is pointing at is on display at the Licensing Show in Las Vegas. Check out the image below.
How to connect your Android device to your Linux desktop
If you've been wishing you could connect your Android device to your Linux desktop, your wish is about to come true. Jack Wallen shows you how to get Android and the GNOME DE talking.
Apple dips one spot to #4 in 2018 Fortune 500 rankings, leads in profits
Even with continued growth, Apple has slipped to fourth place in this year's Fortune 500 chart, which ranks the biggest U.S.-based corporations in terms of revenue.
Fortnite gets $100 million from Epic for esports push
Fortnite is already one of the biggest games in the world and a pop-culture phenomenon. No joking: my wife asked me over the weekend why all her first graders were doing certain dances, and all I could say was “Fortnite.” It’s everywhere, and that’s due in large part to its presence on broadcasting sites like Twitch where it is the most viewed game. But Epic could grow that viewership even more by introducing a well-funded esports space alongside entertaining streamers … and you don’t get much more well-funded than $100 million.
Sony wants you to pay $600 for a never-ending piece of paper
The 10.3-inch, 8.5-ounce tablet uses a similar type of display technology found in e-book readers, like Amazon’s Kindle products, which effectively replicate the experience of reading physical paper on a digital screen. But unlike a Kindle, the CP1 is also meant to be drawn on, and comes with a stylus designed to replicate the feeling of writing on paper with a pen and a pencil. The new model also lets users fill out interactive PDF forms, and Sony has built a new app (for iOS and Android) that lets users port over documents to read, notate, or sign on the CP1. (If those users had a Samsung Note 8 , however, they’d be able to do all that without this tablet.)
Microsoft, Google find fresh flaw in chips, but risk is low
The newest chip problem, known as Speculative Store Bypass or “Variant 4” because it’s in the same family as the original group of flaws, was disclosed by security researchers at Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday. Though the flaw affects many chips from Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and Softbank Group’s ARM Holdings, researchers described the risks as low, partly because of web browser patches already issued earlier this year to address Spectre.
Mowgli - Reveal Trailer - IGN Video
Get a first look at Andy Serkis' darker take on The Jungle Book.
Siri hints at new HomePod and voice change for WWDC
Siri also mentions getting a new voice and other improvements. This may mean that Siri will be in the spotlight for WWDC 2018. Although we'll miss Siri's old voice, we're eager to see what changes Apple brings to the smart assistant. Siri has some catching up to do now that Amazon's Alexa is popping up in more and more devices, and Google Assistant is making robo-calls with Google Duplex .
Barack and Michelle Obama sign production deal with Netflix
One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience. That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.
Comcast gets into mesh Wi-Fi with xFi pods
The Pods work with either the xFi Wireless Gateway or the xFi Advanced Gateway . Comcast announced the Pods last year along with the launch of its xFi platform . xFi is basically an app or a web interface allowing you to manage your Comcast Xfinity Wi-Fi service. In addition to streamlining the setup process, the app allows you to set parental controls, change your password and get alerts when a new device connects .
Google nearly scrubs ‘Don’t be evil’ from its code of conduct | Cult of Mac
“Don’t be evil.” Googlers generally apply those words to how we serve our users. But “Don’t be evil” is much more than that. Yes, it’s about providing our users unbiased access to information, focusing on their needs and giving them the best products and services that we can. But it’s also about doing the right thing more generally – following the law, acting honorably, and treating co-workers with courtesy and respect.
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May we all be as extra as this woman watching the royal wedding in her wedding dress
Now, is this too much? Absolutely not. As one commenter pointed out , it is essentially the same thing as wearing a jersey to watch a football game. Plus, wedding dresses are expensive as hell. The more mileage you can get out of yours, the better.
Microsoft just bought an AI startup to improve Cortana
Microsoft has agreed to acquire Semantic Machines , a Berkeley, California-based startup that develops conversational AI – systems that help bots speak to humans naturally – in a bid to improve its Cortana voice assistant.
Google Duplex: What should businesses expect?
Until Google comes closer to releasing Duplex, or at least starts publishing more details about it, there's not much for businesses to go on. It is probably identifying itself, but we're not sure how. It should be notifying people they are being recorded, but there's no official word on that either.
Podcast app Castro adds most-requested features | Cult of Mac
Aside from enchancements to the app’s features, perhaps the most notable change is the new pricing structure. Instead of paying $5 up front for the app, Castro 3 is now free to download . The free version gives you access to al of the features of version 2. To take advantage of trim silence, chapter support, and per-podcast settings, users will now have to subscribe to Castro+, which will run $2.99/3 months, or $8.99/year, after a 7-day free trial.
Glitchy Apple II screens inspires artist Melissa Barron
Barron’s work is not limited to textile arts. She paints and screen prints, but a common thread through most of her work is her love of the Apple II and the video games she played as a kid in the 1990s while growing up in South Saint Paul, MN.
The Obamas head to Netflix after flirting with Apple | Cult of Mac
“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” Mr. Obama said in a statement to the New York Times . “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix — we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”
Comcast website bug leaks Xfinity customer data
Only a customer account ID and that customer's house or apartment number is needed -- even though the web form asks for a full address. That information could be grabbed from a discarded bill or obtained from an email. In any case, a determined attacker could simply guess the house or apartment number.
Trump's iPhone use reportedly ignores 'inconvenient' security advice
However, unlike the iPhone eventually issued to President Obama -- that couldn't call anyone , install apps, take pictures or play music -- Trump's phone for calling includes a camera and microphone (the GPS is disabled). Those items mean if it were compromised someone could monitor the president's movements or activities. The story also cited an unnamed West Wing official who said the phones "are seamlessly swapped out on a regular basis through routine support operations. Because of the security controls of the Twitter phone and the Twitter account, it does not necessitate regular change-out."
Kindle app is the best e-books app [Cult of Mac's Essential iOS Apps #16]
E-books are the solution, and the Kindle app is an excellent way to enjoy the world of literature without straining your back or your physical space. With the Kindle app, you can carry an entire library’s worth of books on your iPad or iPhone.
iPhone X dumbbell case will make you think twice about picking up your phone | Cult of Mac
If you’re anything like us, chances are that you pick up your iPhone way too much. Whether it’s checking your Twitter feed or your WhatsApp messages, calling a friend, or having a quick go on the latest iOS game, the temptation that comes with having a super-power, lightweight computer with you at every moment can be tough to resist.
Windows 10 tip: Use setup log files to troubleshoot installation problems | ZDNet
The Windows 10 Setup program keeps extensive log files every time it runs. If a Windows 10 upgrade or feature update goes wrong, use the SetupDiag tool to examine those files and determine the cause of the failure.
Intel discloses new variant on Spectre, Meltdown security flaws
She said they don't expect it to affect any computers' performances, an issue the original patches had. In certain scenarios though, Culbertson said, performance on their test systems dropped between 2 to 8 percent. The fix is designed to be off by default, according to Intel, and it'll be up to vendors on whether or not they want to enable it.
Portable USB-C monitor gives MacBook a second screen
Adding an additional screen to your setup can result in a huge boost to productivity. And now it’s even easier for those who work on the go, thanks to AOC’s portable USB-C monitor.
Why business leaders should be concerned about AI-powered face swapping technology
But, the problem of course with that is that in the moment, the damage can be done before you could get to the point of identifying it. And, even some sort of a digital certificates that we could perhaps use to provide evidence of provenance of certain videos. But again, at the moment is the issue. And so I think for a while at least, that there's a big risk around that and the whole fake news problem.
Malware campaign expands to add cryptocurrency mining and iOS phishing attacks | ZDNet
With the addition of these new features and regular updates to the malware combined with the rapid expansion of the campaign, it's likely that "those behind it have a strong financial motivation and are probably well-funded," said Ishimaru.
Google adds new enterprise networking, security features to Kubernetes Engine 1.10
Kubernetes Engine 1.10 includes a number of new features to support enterprise use cases like Shared Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) for better control of your network, according to the post. It also includes "regional persistent disks, regional clusters, node auto-repair, and a custom Horizontal Pod Autoscaler for greater reliability—all with the robust security that Kubernetes Engine provides by default," the post said.
Fortnite leak reveals tough challenges for season 4, week 4
Fortnite Battle Royale’s challenges for week four of season four will be available to Battle Pass buyers tomorrow morning. But you don’t have to wait until then to find out what’s in store.
Wall Street: Adobe's $1.8 billion Magento acquisition is a 'sensible extension' to help beat Salesforce
Wall Street: Adobe's $1.8 billion Magento acquisition is a 'sensible extension' to help beat Salesforce
Popular parental teen-monitoring app left user Apple IDs exposed | Cult of Mac
A popular app called TeenSafe , used by parents to keep tabs on their teenage children’s phone activity, has reportedly been compromised, resulting in “tens of thousands” of account details being exposed.
Coach adds new summer bands & colors for Apple Watch
New York-based fashion brand Coach has released several new bands for the Apple Watch, in a range of colors and designs.
Facebook and Qualcomm will bring fast Wi-Fi to cities in mid-2019
Facebook’s been talking Terragraph since way back during its 2016 F8 keynote. The social media giant’s ambitious plan to bring fast Wi-Fi to cities is taking another key step toward real world trials with the addition of Qualcomm . The chipmaking giant announced today that it will add the 60Ghz tech to its future chipsets, with plans to start trials in the middle of next year.
Battlefield 5: Reveal, Release Date, Trailer, Setting, Battle Royale, News, and Rumors - IGN
Rumors that Battlefield 5 will feature a battle royale mode have been brewing for about a month. An anonymous source told VentureBeat that even if the team finds a way to make the mode work for Battlefield 5’s mechanics, Battlefield 5 might not ship with a battle royale mode when it launches in October. Hopefully we’ll find out more soon.
Hillary Clinton trolled Donald Trump on Russia during her speech at Yale
It's hardly the first time Clinton has cracked on Trump since the 2016 presidential election, including last year's commencement speech at her other alma mater, Wellesley College, when she mocked his inauguration crowd and compared him to Nixon .
Net neutrality defender Mignon Clyburn says FCC is hurting consumers to aid corporations
Before leaving the agency this month, the former commissioner told the publication that the FCC's top priority is to ensure all Americans have "affordable, efficient, and effective" access to communications services. If the agency doesn't work to make affordable services a reality, "our mission will not be realized," she said.
Guy dresses up as Spiderman and pulls off a MARVEL-ous promposal
Dressed up as Spiderman, Adam descended from a window much like the web-slinging superhero. A sign on the garage door says, "It would be MARVEL-ous to go to prom with you," making this promposal not only super but full of puns.
Is there a card for Libya--from the most developed society in Africa, into a smoking, ISIS-infested ruin thanks cia
Does Coulson Die in Agents of SHIELD's Season 5 Finale? - IGN
As for how he feels about the Avengers never knowing that their beloved Son of Coul got five extra years alive without the superheroes realizing it, Gregg said, "I think Coulson feels similarly to Clark, which is, he feels very lucky to have gotten to take part in some of these magnificent adventures, and he felt lucky to have been able to show up for his friends and do his job on the helicarrier. So to have this incredible run of 110 other missions, and to connect with this family and to have this daughter and to have a moment of great love, it’s a lot more than most people ever get. So I think he will walk off into the afterlife feeling satisfied."
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