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Apple launches new 'Switch to iPhone' ads and website | Cult of Mac

Apple is turning up the heat on Android with a fresh redesign of its website that teaches smartphone customers how to transition to iPhone. The new site ma

Apple's self-driving car filmed cruising California highway | Cult of Mac

The first video of Apple's self-driving car cruising down the highway was published today, revealing new details on the auto project.

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Chelsea Handler looks deep into an orb and sees a brighter future if Melania dumps Trump

Chelsea Handler is willing to hold Melania's hand so she doesn't have to hold Donald's.

Riz Ahmed Is Starring In This UK Political Ad Because Blacks Don’t Vote

The “Rogue One” and HBO star is part of a new campaign to raise awareness around boosting voter turnout in the UK among minority communities.

Meet Ford’s new smart mobility chief: Marcy Klevorn

As James Hackett steps up as Ford's new CEO, Marcy Klevorn will fill his former duties as head of the automaker's smart

When TV Logos Were Physical Objects

It goes without saying that nearly everything made with graphic design and video software was once produced using a physical process, from newspapers to TV Logos. But some TV stations and film studios took things even further and designed physical logos that were filmed to create dynamic special eff

Here’s the teaser for the mini-drone DJI is announcing this week

DJI has released a video teaser for the new drone they are announcing at their event in NYC this Wednesday. When the company sent out an invite we assumed it..

CVS wants to save your skin this summer, one low SPF sunblock at a time

Along with Baz Luhrmann and the Chicago Tribune's graduation speech writer Mary Schmich, the drug store chain&

Question Club: Should the new season of Twin Peaks even be called Twin Peaks?

On May 21st, David Lynch’s Twin Peaks returned to television, nearly 27 years after the end of its second season. About the only predictable thing about the revived show was that it was wildly...

The future of the music is this kid rapper and his fidget spinners

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'Red Dead Redemption 2' delayed, but we get new screenshots

'Red Dead Redemption 2' delayed, but we get new screenshots

Joss Whedon replaces Zack Snyder as 'Justice League' director

"Avengers" director Whedon takes over for Snyder, who is taking time out to deal with a family tragedy.

Tom Holland lands "Uncharted" lead

There's still a lot of ground to cover before we'll be seeing "Uncharted" in theaters, though. All previous scripts have reportedly been tossed in favor of hiring a new writer to create a fresh screenplay for Holland's turn as Drake. We may see some adaptation of flashback sequences in Uncharted 3 and 4, but even those would need adjustment due to Holland's age (he falls between the 14-year-old flashback Nathan and mid/late-30s Nathan). "Stranger Things" executive producer Shawn Levy is slated to direct .

US Supreme Court ruling may shrink tide of frivolous patent lawsuits against Apple

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a critical decision that could reduce the number of patent lawsuits tech companies like Apple face on a yearly basis. [Updated with correction on case limits] In an 8-0 ruling , the court sided with drink flavoring company TC Heartland against Kraft Heinz, arguing that patent infringement suits can only be filed in the jurisdiction where the target company is incorporated or where "the defendant has committed acts of infringement and has a regular and established place of business." The ruling overturns a 2016 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which said that lawsuits should be possible anywhere a defendant's products are on the market. So-called patent trolls —holding firms that don't sell a tangible product —will often file lawsuits against businesses like Apple through a single federal district in east Texas known to favorable to plaintiffs in patent cases. This is despite many of the defendants being based in California, and many of the plaintiffs having little to no presence in the Eastern District.

How will IoT change the lives of our aging population?

One of the things that I find about older adults is that they are very willing to participate in studies to not only help themselves but help others so I think that in time we will be a ready resource for research through those volunteers.  Just think, if you want to try out a new Multiple Sclerosis medication. You’re not only trying out the medication, all of a sudden we have all this other information we can provide separate to what is ascertained on their visit to the research clinic. We’re this platform where you can integrate a lot of different features, e.g. how much they’re sleeping, how much they’re communicating how much they’re moving around.  All of this information that we can provide to that study that they wouldn’t have had otherwise.”

Wisconsin Creates Committee For Autonomous And Connected Cars

“Wisconsin is uniquely positioned to study, test, and develop automated and connected vehicle technology. I’m creating a Steering Committee to assist with this process by advising me and other state agencies on how we can safely and effectively test and study autonomous and connected vehicles on Wisconsin roads,” said Gov. Scott Walker in a press release .

Russian gang busted after robbing banks with over 1M hacked Android phones

The group targeted the top 50 banks in Russia and had plans to expand globally, targeting banks in the US, Germany, France, Singapore, Australia and other countries in the beginning of 2016. The hackers paid $2,000 a month for a trojan called Tiny.z last June, which would have allowed them to steal from banks around the world, according to Group-IB.

Netflix's next big movie is inspired by this viral photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o

In what might be one of the biggest stories to come out of the Cannes Film Festival, Entertainment Weekly reports that Netflix has landed a project that will star Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o in a story based on a viral meme. The untitled film will be directed by Ava DuVernay ( Selma , the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time ). Insecure creator Issa Rae is in talks to write the script.

How I’ve Learned To Stop Arrogance From Silently Hurting My Career

Most of the time, arrogance is used to cover the fear that we’re not really worthy, that we don’t measure up. It’s fear turned upside down and masquerading as superiority. That isn’t too hard to see, at least not in principle. But in practice, it can be tough to correct. Over the long term, this type of reaction can leave you missing out on the best assignments and opportunities of your career. I’ve seen that happen repeatedly in clients, colleagues, and myself.

​Supreme Court ends venue-shopping for 'patent trolls'

In a unanimous decision in the case TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Group Brands, the high court overturned a longstanding precedent that gave plaintiffs in patent cases latitude over where they filed their cases. Now patent suits can only be filed in courts located in the jurisdiction where the defendant company is incorporated.

Report: Mobile ransomware attacks 'soared' in 2017, up 250% in Q1 - TechRepublic

"The mobile threat landscape for ransomware was far from calm in Q1," said Roman Unuchek, senior malware analyst at Kaspersky Lab, in a press release. "Ransomware targeting mobile devices soared, with new ransomware families and modifications continuing to proliferate. People need to bear in mind that attackers can - and increasingly will - try to block access to their data not only on a PC but also on their mobile device."

Verizon and Ericsson partner for 5G wireless trials at Indy 500 - TechRepublic

"It's exciting to have them test their new 5G wireless service during the Indianapolis 500," Will Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series, said in the release. "Indianapolis is the birthplace of speed and innovation for INDYCAR racing, making it a fitting place to experience the increased speed of 5G technology on the eve of the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500."

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Scale: API For Human Intelligence

Our team has built the simplest API for human intelligence. AWS changed the game by removing the need to run your own infrastructure, which enabled a new generation of software companies. We want to do the same by removing the need for you to run your own operations team.

Why public cloud R&D is making lock-in worse, not better - TechRepublic

However, the real mark of an enterprise cloud strategy is to deliver this predictability across clouds (as well as on-prem resources). Given how much each of the individual clouds is investing in services that isolate workloads, it's unlikely that any of them can, or would, want to provide this cross-cloud consistency. This leaves an opening for Red Hat, Cloud Foundry, and others. Whether they'll capitalize on it, however, is another thing altogether.


Gosling wrote Java, one of the most widely used programming languages in the history of computing, while at Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s. After leaving Sun following its acquisition by Oracle, Gosling did a short stint at Google before settling in for almost six years at Liquid Robotics, which is working on an autonomous boat called the Wave Glider. He likely ruffled a few feathers in Seattle last year after speaking out about fears of cloud vendor lock-in. "You get cloud providers like Amazon saying: 'Take your applications and move them to the cloud.' But as soon as you start using them you're stuck in that particular cloud," he said at IP Expo according to The Inquirer , echoing the sentiment of some skeptical IT organizations burned by enterprise vendors in the past.

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DC Is Introducing a Weird New Multiverse in Dark Nights: Metal

I would spoil so much if I answered that. What I’ll say about the Dark Multiverse is that if Rebirth – which has been so good to us and Geoff Johns did such a great job with – is largely about bringing back classic, restoring legacy and honoring the great characters from the past and bringing them back in a way to set them up, then Metal gets to be the bad brother. The one that gets to create all kinds of new stuff. I can say that it affects, or at least the properties of dark energy, dark matter and begin to affect the DCU.

​DJI: Register your drone on our site, or we'll throttle it

The China-based drone leader announces it's requiring users to activate the latest firmware, even if the feds don't make you.

'Robocop' To Begin Patrolling Streets of Dubai

The artificial intelligence-powered, autonomous robotic policeman will roam the streets, using facial recognition software to help human police officers identify and catch crooks. It can communicate in six languages to answer people's questions and will recognize gestures and hand signals from up to almost five feet away.

Twitter has hired a former Bloomberg executive to run its live video business

Twitter has hired a former media executive to run its growing live video business: Todd Swidler, former senior vice president of video and partnerships at Bloomberg. Swidler was most recently running the gaming company ESC Games as CEO, a position he just started in November.

iPad Pro vs MacBook: Which to buy and why | ZDNet

Weighing getting a svelte MacBook against an iPad Pro? I just went through the decision tree myself. Here's what I learned - and bought.

Bride of Frankenstein Will Be the Next Monster Movie in Universal's 'Dark Universe'

Announced in a press release today, Bride of Frankenstein , due out February 14, 2019, will be directed by Beauty and the Beast ’s Bill Condon as the next entry in the series—taking the place of a previously planned, unrevealed title originally due for release on April 13, 2018, which has now been removed from schedules. Casting for the titular Bride is underway, with an announcement due soon. The movie and its rebranding for the Dark Universe was also accompanied today by a teaser highlighting a new theme composed by the legendary Danny Elfman, which will appear in The Mummy and recur throughout future movies in the franchise.

Facebook deals with 54,000 cases of porn -- a month

The number underscores the challenge Facebook faces in stamping out pornography -- not a surprise given that more than 1 billion people log on each day. The company still has employees to find these cases, but the sheer amount of content is overwhelming. Facebook told The Guardian that it's been turning to tech such as "image-matching" software to help get the content off the site.

Google and the U.N. launch immersive site to explain the Syrian refugee crisis

One of the site's greatest contributions, however, is debunking myths and tackling stigma surrounding Syrian refugees. There's common rhetoric in the U.S., for example, that claims Syrian refugees have little to contribute to America and will be a burden on the country. But, as Searching for Syria points out, 18 in every 100 Syrian refugees living in the U.S. have an advanced degree. For U.S. citizens, that number is only 11 in every 100.

Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korean hacking group behind ransomware attacks

SAN FRANCISCO Cyber security firm Symantec Corp ( SYMC.O ) said on Monday it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyber attack this month that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide and disrupted operations at hospitals, banks and schools across the globe.

Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown says VCs need to ask harder scientific questions

We would have never gotten any money if that wasn’t true. We have raised more than $200 million and have amazingly great investors. We don’t let anyone invest. We are very psyched about who they are. They have to understand this. And if they are looking for a quick exit, look elsewhere. We’ve told them we are not going to be acquired. Forget about that.

What makes life worth living in the face of death

In this deeply moving talk, Lucy Kalanithi reflects on life and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young neurosurgeon who turned to writing after his terminal cancer diagnosis. "Engaging in the full range of experience — living and dying, love and loss — is what we get to do," Kalanithi says. "Being human doesn't happen despite suffering — it happens within it."

'Red Dead Redemption 2' won't come out in 2017 after all

'Red Dead Redemption 2' won't come out in 2017 after all

Far Cry 5 Teasers Confirm American Setting, Full Reveal This Week - IGN

Far Cry 5 Teasers Confirm American Setting, Full Reveal This Week

Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands-free TV

However, this is the first time that a TV provider has offered its own Alexa integration – a move that Dish likely hopes will keep its valuable pay TV customers from cutting the cord and moving to streaming services instead. While Dish offers its own internet TV service with Sling TV, a customer who cancels pay TV has many more options these days, including AT&T’s DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, Hulu’s live TV, and YouTube TV.

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Apple reveals it was served a secret national security letter

The report said that US authorities sought to access the data on twice as many Apple devices in the last six months of last year than the first, despite submitting fewer overall requests. It adds that enforcement made 4,254 requests for data on 20,013 devices between June and December last year, up almost twofold from 4,822 requests for data on 10,260 devices during the January to June period.

Bill Pullman's Independence Day Commencement Address May Be the Best of the Season

’Tis the season for graduation. That means commencement addresses. There are the ones by politicians which stir up controversy, the ones by comedians that go viral by being funny, and then there are the vast majority—boring speeches that the mostly drunk grads will never remember. Bill Pullman found another route.

I Became My Own Boss Because I Had To–Here’s What It’s Taught Me

Web development was just one area Calihman had had a hand in with his startup, but he’d never formally learned to code. But as he puts it, “Necessity is the mother of income.” So night after night, he sat at his kitchen table hacking away on websites. Just a few months later, while discussing his fate over a beer with a friend, he landed his first web-development client, and before long a new business was born.

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The Onion just dropped a dizzying 700-page parody of Trump leaks

The Onion ’s latest project is a massive multimedia undertaking: 700 pages of fake leaks from President Donald Trump’s White House, including a presidential daily briefing rendered in the style of an Applebee’s kids placemat and emails from Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump begging for permission to sit on top of the Pentagon to look for UFOs.

'Alien' Fans Have Some Crazy Theories About David in 'Covenant'

Some Redditors think that David has a desire to make something wholly organic, which is why he doesn’t use any sort of bio-tech. David wants to make a purely biological being, as he’s a fully synthetic creature. He wants his creations to have the freedom of being “natural,” though there are very few “natural” things in the Alien franchise.

Amazon’s Echo Look companion app goes live

Amazon’s odd foray into the world of selfie cameras  via the Echo Look is now complete with the launch of a companion application for iOS and Android devices that works with the new connected camera. The app allows Echo Look owners to view live previews from the Look’s camera, take a picture, survey their outfits, mark favorites, compare styles and more.

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According to Mel Brooks, the New Star Wars 'Explosion' Could Make Spaceballs 2 a Reality

While History of the World Part I might be the most obvious Mel Brooks movie to get a sequel (of course, there being only one of those is part of the joke), Spaceballs has aged incredibly well. Not only is science fiction huge in movies again, but the same franchises lampooned in that film are back in a big way. And it’s that phenomena that Mel Brooks says is re-kickstarting Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money .

The Mist Looks Surprisingly Timely for a Show About a Monstrous Cloud

We’ve gotten a few evocative trailers for Spike TV’s eerie, violent Stephen King adaptation, The Mist .   Now we have a behind-the-scenes featurette that explains a bit more about the characters, and how the show will focus not just how they’re affected by the titular menace, but also on how living in terror will reshape the community at its core.

Azure Cognitive Services: How Microsoft is leading the AI charge - TechRepublic

Whether we are ready or not, we are all about to witness another major change in how we interact, transact, and conduct business. Only time will tell if pervasive and inescapable AI is a good thing, a bad thing, or just a thing we have to get used to. My educated guess is that it will be a little of all three.

WikiLeaks Reveals 'Athena' CIA Spying Program Targeting All Versions of Windows

WikiLeaks has published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak , detailing a spyware framework – which "provides remote beacon and loader capabilities on target computers" – allegedly being used by the CIA that works against every version of Microsoft's Windows operating systems, from Windows XP to Windows 10. Dubbed Athena/Hera , the spyware has been designed to take full control over the infected Windows PCs remotely, allowing the agency to perform all sorts of things on the target machine, including deleting data or uploading malicious software, and stealing data and send them to CIA server. The leak, which includes a user manual of Athena, overview of the technology, and demonstration on how to use this spyware, reveals that the program has two implications: Primary: Athena for XP to Windows 10  Secondary: Hera for Windows 8 through Windows 10 According to the whistleblower organization, Athena has the ability to allow the CIA agents to modify its configuration in real time, while the implant is on target "to customize it to an operation.

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The practical applications of AI: 6 videos - TechRepublic

At the second annual Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference, held in May 2017 in San Francisco, nearly 600 technologists, business leaders, and VCs, gathered to talk about how machine learning is impacting businesses. The conference, hosted by BootstrapLabs, has doubled in size—clear evidence of the growing interest of the business community in integrating AI into their products.

The Rock Shows Off the Only Power You Need to Be a Superhero

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s charismatic charm and insane physique are part of what’s made it so easy for him to cross over from the land of wrestling into the world of big-budget superhero franchises. In this weekend’s SNL “Scorpio” sketch, though, he reveals the one thing you really need to be a hero: the ability to sew.

PayPal files lawsuit against Pandora for mimicking its 'iconic logo'

The battle of the logos has been going on for months now, and the legal action certainly isn't PayPal's first attempt at remedying the confusion. According to the lawsuit, "When customers began to complain about the Pandora Logo, PayPal immediately raised their concerns with Pandora in a private and businesslike manner," via letters and attempts at conversation. However, "Pandora did nothing."

Why do 'The Bachelorette' producers hate Rachel Lindsay?

Just after another Bachelor "success story" bit the dust (but not before cashing in on their 15 minutes with their own Freeform spinoff), the full lineup of Rachel's suitors was revealed in an awkward Facebook live. Host Chris Harrison had to pretend these jokers have redeeming qualities without ignoring the horrifying biographical details, the only thing that makes a couple dozen bros in v-necks interesting at all.

TechRepublic Academy launches today to help you muscle up your skills for tomorrow - TechRepublic

Offering over 100 courses on technology and business, this education tool for professionals will help you develop the talent to do your job better, or get a better job.

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56 UrWork Takes on WeWork in Fight for China's Shared Office Spaces
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60 'Nancy' isn't a person, it's a podcast. Oh, and it's super, super gay.
61 How Micron is focusing on edge processing for smart IoT deployments - TechRepublic
62 YouTube TV now supports AirPlay, so you can use it with your Apple TV
63 A new Facebook bot wants to help you have better sex. Seriously.
64 Judah Vs. The Machines
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66 Google accused of threatening employees' jobs over leaks
67 Sperm stored in space makes healthy baby mice on Earth
68 More Baby Boomers Are Drowning In Student Loan Debt–And No One Knows How Bad It Will Get
69 Control Your Dish Hopper DVR Via Amazon Alexa
70 Could Microsoft's new hologram glasses replace traditional eyeglasses? - TechRepublic
71 You can still buy one, get one Samsung Galaxy S8 free through T-Mobile
72 How To Trick The Robots And Get Your Resume In Front Of Recruiters
73 Gizmodo on Twitter
74 Logan Almost Opened With a Direct Adaptation of a Major Old Man Logan Scene
75 How Mastercard wants to become your new travel ticket
76 Move Over Tesla, Europe's Building Its Own Battery Gigafactories
77 GitHub throws open doors on 'app' souk
78 We're One Step Closer to Breeding Animals (and Humans) In Space
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80 Scientists Engineered Bacteria to Make Picture of Super Mario
81 Have Gravitational Waves Scarred the Fabric of Spacetime?
82 The 5 Books On Bill Gates’s Summer Reading List–From Jimmy Carter To Trevor Noah
83 Twin Peaks Has Evolved, But It's Still as Surreal, Ominous, and Wonderful as Ever
84 Twitter's shareholders meeting was the same old hatefest — except for two things
85 Facebook isn't alone—moderating the internet is basically impossible
86 Disrupt SF 2017 is headed back to Pier 48
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