Project Ara Lives: Google's Modular Phone Is Ready for You Now
After more than a year of silence, Google's wildest idea about smartphones is starting to come true.
Meet Justin Lin, the Most Important Blockbuster Director You’ve Never Heard Of
The director supercharged the Fast and Furious franchise and gave it global appeal. Now he's about to soup up Star Trek.
Project Ara is finally shipping to developers fall 2016
Google's Project Ara modular phone is finally shipping to developers in the fall of this year, but with major changes. It's still awesome, but less modular.
Project Ara Lives: Google's Modular Phone Is Ready for You Now
After more than a year of silence, Google's wildest idea about smartphones is starting to come true.
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Chromebooks outsold Macs for the first time in the US
Google's low-cost Chromebooks outsold Apple's range of Macs for the first time in the US recently. While IDC doesn't typically break out Windows vs. Chromebook sales, IDC analyst Linn Huang confirmed the milestone to The Verge . "Chrome OS overtook Mac OS in the US in terms of shipments for the first time in 1Q16," says Huang. "Chromebooks are still largely a US K-12 story."
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The Best Security Suites of 2016
What's the Best? The chart at top details ten security suites that we definitely recommend, including multi-device suites, mega-suites, and entry-level suites. If you're looking for a suite that covers the basics without getting in the way, Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 and Kaspersky Internet Security (2016) are our Editors' Choice winners. In the mega-suite range, Editors' Choice goes to Bitdefender Total Security 2016, with more features than you can imagine. Symantec Norton Security Premium protects up to 10 devices, and McAfee LiveSafe (2016) doesn't put any limit on the number of devices—these two are our Editors' Choice products for cross-platform multi-device security suite.
Reasons to Cancel the Olympics, Ranked
Just before every Olympics, looming doubt starts to surface. Are the cities ready? Has the host country accepted its geopolitical consequences? Will people come?
Apple’s New SF Store Showcases Jony Ive’s Design Vision
Now, 15 years later, Apple’s trying to rekindle that enthusiasm in the heart of San Francisco, with a flagship store in Union Square. And it’s a big ‘un, with 42 foot high sliding glass doors fronting a revamped interior, full of design flourishes that are likely to filter outward to Apple monoliths everywhere.
Here's Your First Look at America's New Food Label
The FDA just released its first major change to its nutritional labels in over twenty years. Here’s the new label you can expect to see on the back of your food:
The Arctic Circle Just Had Its Earliest Snowmelt Ever
Three hundred miles above of the Arctic Circle is America’s northern most snow observatory, typically the last place in the nation to see its snow melt. As of today, its snow has melted, setting a new (and terrible) record.
In the Latest Trailer for Star Trek Beyond, Fear of Death is What Will Keep Everyone Alive
The trailer teases Idris Elba’s villain Krall, and shows off the presumed destruction of the Enterprise. Kirk seems to be facing some second thoughts about his lot in life, with a voiceover from Shohreh Aghdashloo cautioning that it’s easy for someone to get lost out in the depths of space: there’s only the ship and crew for a captain to count on.
Everything you need to know about Android Pay in the UK
Simply, Android Pay won't work if your phone is out of battery. It also means when jumping on the London Underground you'll need to make sure you have enough battery to get to the end of your journey, as you'll need your phone to be on to tap out the other side.
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Google launches Science Journal to turn your phone into a research lab
Google believes there’s a scientist in all of us, so it’s launching a new app that turns your phone into a powerful little research lab.
Apple pulls latest iOS update for iPad Pro 9.7 to fix bricking issue
Apple has responded to the issue, saying it's working on a fix and that the problem only impacted "a small number of iPad units." The company only pulled the 9.3.2 update for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and not the larger 12.9-inch version.
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Uber Says Riders Will Pay the Most When Their Phone Battery Is Dying
When our phones are dying we sometimes do desperate things. And the ride-hailing company Uber knows that. The company recently admitted that riders with a dying battery are willing to pay the most in surge pricing. But they insist they’d never use this knowledge to raise rates on desperate people.
The 8 biggest new features in Android N
Android N may not yet have a name, but we already know a lot about it. Google has been iterating on its ubiquitous mobile OS far more publicly than usual, issuing a couple of developer preview versions earlier this year and now releasing a "beta-quality" build that it says is ready for regular use.
The World’s Largest Solar Plant Just Torched Itself
Located on 4,000 acres of public land in the Mojave Desert, the sprawling concentrated solar thermal plant is equipped with 173,500 heliostats—each with two mirrors—that focus sunlight on boilers located on top of three 459-foot towers. The tremendous heat created by the concentrated solar power produces steam that drives turbines to produce electricity. The plant, the largest of its kind in the world, features a gross capacity of 392 megawatts, enough to power 140,000 homes. Each of the computer-controlled solar-reflecting mirrors is about the size of a garage door.
The Entrepreneurs' Marketing Tool bundle helps you avoid the pitfalls of the unprepared
But with The Entrepreneurs’ Marketing Tool Bundle , you can set yourself up for success with lifetime access to a well-rounded set of courses on SEO, efficient marketing, project management and support, putting you in command of these industry essentials at an appealing 99 percent off from TNW Deals .
From Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan and the producers of “The Blacklist” comes this thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, soldier and history professor who must use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. Can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it’s too late?
15 Lessons Of Creativity For 2016
Our reporting led us to the crown princess in Norway and a TV host in the Middle East, a coffee-bean hacker and a DNA magician, a populist men’s wear designer and a hockey-league founder. We discovered innovators everywhere from fashion to education, material science to behavioral design. Our honorees hail from 13 countries and half are women. They are modern-business superheroes, and their examples can serve to inspire our own creativity. Here are 15 lessons drawn from among this year’s Most Creative People.
'Game of Thrones' star drops big hint about King's Landing S6 storyline
So from the sounds of it, the Lannister/Tyrell plan — basically to march the Tyrell army into King's Landing in order to arrest/kill the High Sparrow — could be about to pay off after all.
Good luck getting that Chewbacca mask because it's sold out almost everywhere
Just 24 hours after the world was introduced to Candace Payne and her "happy Chewbacca" mask in the most-watched Facebook Live video to date, the toy has flown off shelves and is now out of stock at virtually every retailer that carried it.
Chance The Rapper's Strategy For Staying Two Steps Ahead In The Music Industry
Your career path probably wouldn’t have been possible a decade ago. Do you think you’re opening doors for new artists?
Yeah. I mean, I wouldn’t want to say that I am the person who opened up the door for free music, because music has been in existence long before there was an industry for it. But it does give the artist much more independence and a better footing in the world. Technology just naturally moves faster than business, and music and thought and ideas move faster than technology. We’re in a position to be two steps ahead.
How to lock in your free Windows 10 upgrade and keep using your old Windows version | ZDNet
The year-long free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ends on July 29. But what if you're not ready to upgrade yet? Here's how to claim your upgrade so it's available at no cost when the time comes.
Jennifer Lawrence isn't sure she'll appear in more 'X-Men' roles, says Fox should 'be terrified'
“Fassbender and McAvoy and I were all talking,” she says, “Like, ‘Will you come back?’ ‘I dunno.’ ‘I’ll come back, if you come back.’ Fox should be terrified because the deal we made was like if one of us doesn’t come back, none of us are.”
Maximize the marketing potential of any social media network
When a network is at the early adopters stage it’ll usually go one of two ways: it’ll disappear, or continue growth towards mainstream popularity. And it’s only when platforms begin to march towards the mainstream that they’re worth fully investing in (for example, how Snapchat has grown in the past 12 months).
With Instant Apps, Google Aims to Make the Web and Apps One
Let’s say a friend texts you a 360-degree 3D photo of the new kombucha brewery in his basement. This is one of those self-consciously tech-savvy hipster friends who uses all the latest smartphone apps. And well, you don’t. You don’t have that 360-degree 3D photo app, and frankly, you don’t really feel like downloading The way apps work now, you’d just have to give up on seeing that basement panorama in all its glory. But Google wants to change that. It wants to give you a way to view that photo from inside the app without ever having to download the app at all.
Nike Designer Martin Lotti On Tapping Athlete Insight For Product Innovation
In 2015, 18-year Nike veteran Martin Lotti introduced the company’s first-ever line of soccer cleats (or boots) made especially for women and created the sleek uniforms that the winning U.S. women’s soccer team wore at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. He also took the technology behind Nike’s most unconventional line of boots and modified it for apparel, so that instead of using lasers to perforate fabric, Nike knits breathable panels from scratch. And using a new, textured yarn, Lotti helped develop a more aerodynamic fabric that U.S. athletes will wear at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.
Google's Chrome to block Flash this year - except for 10 top websites | ZDNet
Google will soon close one more door on the Flash plugin in Chrome, requiring users to authorize each and every site where they want Flash to load, rather than running it automatically.
Levi's will ship the Google Jacquard smart jacket next year
Google and Levi’s say the jacket is designed for the commuter, so cyclists can keep their eye on the road and simply tap away at their jacket sleeve to control apps. Whether this is the most optimal way to use apps while you’re commuting is to be determined, but it does give us an interesting glimpse at the direction of smart clothing.
Google's modular phone could start selling next year
On the modular front, Google isn’t the only company taking inspiration from Mr. Potato Head. Earlier this year, LG launched the G5, a capable flagship but hardly a blockbuster, with a button you can pinch that lets you remove a bottom piece of the phone and slide out the battery and then slide in what is known as a Cam Plus camera or a high-fidelity audio player. LG's device is far less ambitious than what Google has in mind with Project Ara.
Wrist-band device for alcohol monitoring wins U.S. prize
SAN FRANCISCO A San Francisco-based company has won a U.S. government-sponsored competition with an alcohol monitoring devices that can be worn on the wrist, the latest milestone in the development of wearable technologies that monitor and diagnose medical conditions.
Google expands Android Pay
Loyalty: Android Pay users can add loyalty and gift cards by selecting a deep link via an email, SMS message, or push notification. That streamlined feature could increase the frequency with which users activate loyalty cards in the app. And loyalty and rewards programs are popular with mobile wallet users — just a few months after loyalty functionality was added to peer wallet Apple Pay, store and loyalty cards comprised 25% of cards loaded into the wallet.
Scientists Are Just as Confused About the Ethics of Big-Data Research as You
Buchanan recently sat on an IRB where she reviewed a proposal to merge social media mentions of the street name for a drug with publicly available crime information. Technically, all of the information was public at some point—even if some of those tweets have since been deleted or locked behind a private account. But the act of combining that information could mean identifying the people behind crimes through routine research. The IRB ultimately approved the project. In such cases, says Buchanan, you have to weigh the social value of the research against the risk and minimize risk in the first place by, for example, stripping public releases of data of potential identifiers.
Sound reproduction is definitely top notch. The X7s aren’t just great because they provide lots of bass like some headphones. Highs, mids and lows all shine bright, and cover a wide spectrum of frequencies that make music sound fantastic. These are the first wireless earbuds that have convinced me I no longer need a wired connection for high quality sound reproduction. They’re great for working out, but they’re also perfect for enjoying music when I am at home and am doing chores. The Bluetooth range is fantastic, and call quality is flawless even with the wire placed behind my neck.
While there are hundreds of speakers that are designed for on-the-go usage, those don’t sound anywhere near as good as models designed for home use. Power, build, audio streaming capabilities, and drivers all contribute to great speakers. Typically more power and more drivers equates to better sound, but you can’t forget about features such as Google Cast or Apple Airplay. Both Google Cast and Airplay allow you to control and stream music over wireless connections, and keep the music quality high.
Event Pokemon - Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Wiki Guide - IGN
Yveltal is one of three Pokemon that will be distributed via Nintendo Network (Internet) in May (NA Only) in celebration of the debut of Pokemon the Series: XYZ, the 19th season of the Pokemon anime. Select Mystery Gift and get via Internet in Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X, or Y between the event dates to download this Pokemon to your game. Visit the nearest Pokemon Center and speak with the delivery person inside to add this Pokemon to your team.
Woman unboxes Chewbacca mask, experiences ecstasy
Candace Payne recently brought home a Chewbacca mask. And while most people might experience a twinge of joy upon unboxing it, Candace feels it all. Watch her as she opens the mask (the moment happens around 1:59) and her soul detaches from her body. The joy is simply too much.
Microsoft just made updating Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 less of a headache
For Windows 7 , the SP1 convenience roll up will include all security and non-security updates in a single package. By downloading and installing the package, you'll have all updates prior to April 2016, meaning you'll have to download just a few updates after installing Windows. It's not Windows 7 SP2, but it's the next best thing.
Hubble just captured one of the coolest photos of Mars ever taken
A week ago, astronomers used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to take this striking image of the Red Planet as it was 50 million miles away from Earth. The photo shows Mars' rusty landscape, its polar caps, and clouds, with details as small as 20 to 30 miles across.
Angry Birds Is Over
The dramatic climax of the film starts when the birds fling each other at the palace, a ham-fisted (look, if they’re gonna do it, so am I!) attempt to invoke the core Angry Birds gameplay experience. “Just look where the last bird went and adjust from there,” Red says smarmily. Sure, you’ll clear a level like that, but you need to do better if you want three stars. After the birds begin their siege of Pig Castle, one of the main characters exclaims “we’re making history here!” It’s the wrong kind of history. From there, it’s a buffet of recycled by-the-numbers plot beats: “Don’t be a hero,” “We’re outnumbered!” “You don’t know when to stop, do you?!” “I thought you were dead!” Bomb’s performance anxiety gets overcome, Terence turns out to have a lovely singing voice and Red’s transformation in a hero comes from saving fuzzy blue triplets that were presumed dead. These sturdy pillars of popcorn fare gets rolled out in their most basic form with no cleverness or subversion to justify their presence. This isn’t Inside Out or The Lego Movie . There’s no heart or soul here. The execution reeks of contemptuous four-quadrant Hollywood calculus.
Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Ruffalo, and More Will Star In Thor: Ragnarok
Tons and tons of rumors about the cast of the next Thor movie have been floating around for ages, but now Marvel has finally confirmed its cast list. While there’s a few expected faces on there, there’s one really big surprise: Holy Christ, Jeff Goldblum is in this movie.
A Cathedral-Like Cistern Beneath Houston Is Now Open to the Public
Public infrastructure is known for being utilitarian, uninspiring, and downright ugly. But not always. At first glance, this giant water storage system under Houston looks more like the pillared nave of an ancient cathedral. Now the lost space that’s larger than a football field is open for visits.
Oculus DRM breaks hack for that made Rift exclusives playable on other headsets
A piece of software called Revive , made by a Github user known only as LibreVR, made it possible to play Oculus Rift exclusives on third party VR headsets including the HTC Vive VR. It’s the VR equivalent of getting Smash Brothers working on an Xbox One. Gamers love it, but it’s not great for the business model.
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Carrie-Anne Moss Reprising Her Jessica Jones Role in Iron Fist - IGN
"Carrie-Anne has fast become a fan-favorite part of our street level saga, and we share our viewers’ excitement in bringing her into Marvel's Iron Fist," Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb said in a statement. "As Marvel fans know, Hogarth in the comics plays a critical role in the life of Danny Rand, so it seems only fitting that Carrie-Anne join in."
ICYMI: Man-made meteor showers and live molar video
We round up the week's news in TL;DR but brunch time conversations could hit on the Australian VR experience for eBay and of course, the latest in the mess that is Theranos . If you're into drone delivery, you should also know about the tests DHL is doing with AI delivery in less-populated areas around the world. They say they're ready for city testing so let's get on that, already! As always, please share any great tech or science videos you find by using the #ICYMI hashtag on Twitter for @mskerryd.
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This Is How Your City Got Crazy Expensive
If you’ve been considering the idea of purchasing real estate, this map of “Million Dollar Listings” in the US’s priciest cities will make you want to roll up into the fetal position and bawl your eyes out.