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Will Ferrell vs. Chad Smith Drum-Off Has Happened, and It Was Glorious

After months of waiting filled with mockery, and (we assume) furious preparation from both sides, we know who's the best drummer out there.

How Smartphones Will Wreck Your Weekend Plans

Does the ease of smartphone texting make people flaky to the point of destroying your get-togethers? This guy certainly thinks so.

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Popular Game Boy Emulator GBA4iOS returns after Nintendo takedown

Testut updated GBA4iOS and posted a new version on the official GBA4iOS website, which is now live. The latest version has been modified to comply with Nintendo’s DMCA complaint, changing the app’s built-in browser to point to Google instead of the CoolROM website, which allows users to download ROMs. The pair also made a handful of minor tweaks and other fixes for smaller copyright violations.


Abbrase is an experiment in generating probable phrases using markov chains, and abbreviating each word to the first few letters. This strikes a balance between excessive password length and excessive mnemonic length. Passwords generated by Abbrase are as secure as a number with the same length. "122079103" and "toldulbal" (tolerably dull ball) are equally hard to attack.

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Frontman for pop supergroup The Black Eyed Peas (selling 33MM albums and 58 million singles worldwide), is a multi-faceted musician and entertainer.’s latest album #willpower has already charted a top 10 hit single and will feature artists such as Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Nicole Scherzinger, Waka Flocka Flame, Diddy, Chris Brown, David Guetta, Baby Kaely and Miley Cyrus.  Throughout the course of his career, has won 8 American Music Awards, 7 Grammy Awards, 3 World Music Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, and 1 Billboard Music Award.  Bring the action.

4's New Look

We wanted to create a fresh, new online face for Virgin America that better reflects the design-driven, tech-forward experience guests find onboard our planes. The responsive design-based site will offer a faster, smoother and more intuitive booking experience – whether guests are visiting from a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone.

Batman v. Superman: who would really win in a fight?

This week Warner Bros and director Zack Snyder revealed the  name and poster for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice , the sequel to Man of Steel starring  Ben Affleck as Batman , Henry Cavill as Superman, and Jesse Eisenberg as a (perhaps not bald) Lex Luthor. The film isn't coming out until... wait, really? May 2016? That's a long time to wait for this fight. Thankfully, thanks to rigorous scientific research, we can give you a definitive answer to who would win right now.


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The Second Trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Is Here - IGN

The trailer shows more of why the Guardians come together as team, offers a better look at cast members such as Glenn Close and Lee Pace, and also allows fans to hear Vin Diesel's Groot and Bradley Cooper's Rocket Raccoon speak.

Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions

Often when we think about failure, Fields says, “we do so in a vague, exaggerated way--we’re afraid to even think about it clearly.” But if before embarking on a high-risk challenge, you visualize what would actually happen if it failed--and what you’d likely have to do to pick up the pieces from that failure--this can help you realize that, as Fields says, “failure in any endeavor is rarely absolute. There is a way back from almost anything, and once you acknowledge that, you can proceed with more confidence.” (The psychiatrist and author Judith Beck told me that she uses a similar question with patients-- If the worst happens, how could I cope? --because, as she explained, “People’s anxiety goes down once they realize they will live through their worst fear, and that they have internal and external resources that will help them get through it.”)

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Welcome to the Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy as determined by dozens of hours of research and testing. Here is an explanation of exactly what we do  and how to support our work .

Elliot Rodger, Gunman in California Mass Shooting, was influenced by the "Men's Rights Movement"

Nothing of what Roger did or what this dairy author pointed to is the men's rights movement. PUA are pu$$ies and low class beta male who are frustrated and low self esteem males. What these guys do is exploit the low self esteem of these losers, teach them some "techniques and lingo", fill them with hate, instead of self love and send them off with less money and hate. True men's movement and Alpha maleness is a love for one's self. An Alpha will not tolerate bad behavior and will look for a superior women with class and intelligence even if it means he will be by himself more times than not. He will not blame women but will be honest with his intentions and take personal responsibility for all his actions. If women reject his approach, he will remain steadfast in who he is and what he is about. This is a bitch a$$ beta.

The 11 Cities With The Most Opportunity Right Now / upthebanner While New York City didn't finish first in any of the indicator categories, it finished strongly across the board, according to the PwC ranking. The Big Apple was the second-most-desired city for relocation (right after London), and it was in the top three for "ease of doing business" and for "economic clout."

Suspect in UC Santa Barbara Shooting Identified by Family

The gunman who killed six people in a furious shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara began the spree by stabbing to death three people in his home, police said tonight.

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This Adorable Cabin Has A Secret--It's Actually An RV

Deep in the woods near a lake in Wisconsin, this little house looks like a classic weekend cabin. In some ways, it is: It was built by hand by local craftsmen with a design inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. But it also has wheels, so it’s completely portable, and the owner is in the process of building custom copies for tiny house fans around the world.

AT&T Purchases DirecTV for $48.5 Billion - IGN

AT&T's Uverse TV service reportedly has roughly 5.7 million subscribers in the United States, while DirecTV has around 20 million — plus an alleged 18 million more subscriptions in Latin America. Upon closing the deal, AT&T says that it will expand high-speed broadband service to 15 million more consumers. In addition, DirecTV's standalone service will continue being available at nationwide package pricing for at least three years after the deal goes through.

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Privacy Badger

Although we like Disconnect, Adblock Plus, Ghostery and similar products (in fact Privacy Badger is based on the ABP code!), none of them are exactly what we were looking for. In our testing, all of them required some custom configuration to block non-consensual trackers. Several of these extensions have business models that we weren't entirely comfortable with. And EFF hopes that by developing rigorous algorithmic and policy methods for detecting and preventing non-consensual tracking, we'll produce a codebase that could in fact be adopted by those other extensions, or by mainstream browsers, to give users maximal control over who does and doesn't get to know what they do online.

This treadmill lets you walk in any direction

No, that's not a detached tank tread you're looking at, it's a treadmill -- and it doesn't care which direction you're walking. It's called the Infinadeck, and we found it hiding in a dark corner of the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo. Each of its tank-like treads is covered in a moving belt which, when used in tandem, gives the user the ability to stroll in any direction. The omni-directional treadmill has apparently caught the attention of CBS too, as a possible prop for filming on green-screen sets, but it isn't ready: the prototype still requires an active operator to change directions. It's also quite loud. Infinadeck says its trying to secure funding to build a more compact version with motion sensors, which should automate the process. Want to see how it works? Skip on past the break, videos await.

19 Combines Tons of Internet Troubleshooting Tools Into One Web Page

When you are trying to troubleshoot internet connection issues, knowledge is power. consolidates 21 different tests on one handy page.

Trailer for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' out of this world - CNET

Christopher Nolan, the mastermind behind "Inception" and "The Dark Knight" series of Batman movies, is working on a space epic that looks like it will be epic indeed. Audiences that turned out to watch the new "Godzilla" movie Friday are being treated to a trailer for Nolan's "Interstellar," which stars Matthew McConaughey as an engineer in dark times for Planet Earth. In "Interstellar," humanity must turn to the stars to save itself from certain doom, and McConaughey is chosen as the man to save humanity.

New Stephen King Movies in the Works - IGN

Deadline reports that Oculus director Mike Flanagan is planning to helm Gerald's Game, based on the best-selling King book. The screenplay was written by Flanagan along with his Oculus writing partner Jeff Howard, and Intrepid Pictures will produce the horror flick. The 1992 novel begins with a couple playing a bondage game, but the act turns deadly, leaving one of them handcuffed to the bed and alone.

Radioactive kitty litter may have ruined our best hope to store nuclear waste

Apart from the absurdity in a multibillion-dollar project halted by the decision to use off-brand kitty litter, the real lesson here may lie in the fragility of even the best nuclear storage facility. Corrective action at WIPP could be a massive undertaking. How many other barrels contain the dangerous organic cat litter? Are all of those barrels underground at WIPP? Are they awaiting shipment at surface level in places like Los Alamos? Or are they located at the temporary storage site in Andrews, Texas, where some containers were transferred when problems arose at WIPP?

Don't Be Afraid To Cancel Cable — Here's How To Get All The Programs You Love

Two years ago I made the choice to cancel my cable service, and I've never looked back. I stream all my content now. Watch the video to see how I do it.

'Rodents on Turntables': The best minute and a half of your day - CNET

Watch as a bunch of cute hamsters, mice, and other small furballs run around in circles -- and at times, just quietly go along for the ride -- on a spinning record.

Meet the Smartisan T1, a surprisingly unique Android phone from China

Let's get the boring specs out of the way first. Like most flagship phones these days, the T1 packs a 5-inch 1080p IPS display by JDI, Gorilla Glass 3 on both the front and back, a powerful 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage (sorry, no microSD expansion here), a fixed 2,570mAh battery and a noise-cancelling secondary microphone. For the wireless part, you get the usual 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC and AT&T-friendly 3G bands. The 3G version will arrive in China first come July (from CN¥3,000 or about $480), followed by a 4G version by end of year (from CN¥3,500 or about $560). That's right, this isn't your typical cheap Chinese phone, but the price points are still not bad. Photography shouldn't be a problem with the 13-megapixel f/2.0 camera (featuring Sony's IMX214 sensor) and the 5-megapixel selfie camera. CEO Luo Yonghao stressed that his imaging team collaborated very closely -- more so than most other manufacturers have, apparently -- with Fujitsu, who also convinced Smartisan to adopt AcuteLogic's auto white balance software and ArcSoft's scene recognition plus noise reduction technology.

AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion (updated)

On the heels of Comcast's bid for Time Warner Cable, AT&T is going to try to pull off a mega-merger of its own. These could be the start of a wave of mergers that should put federal regulators on high alert. AT&T's takeover of DirecTV is just the latest attempt at consolidation in a marketplace where consumers are already saddled with lousy service and price hikes. The rush is on for some of the biggest industry players to get even bigger, with consumers left on the losing end. You can't justify AT&T buying DirecTV by pointing at Comcast's grab for Time Warner, because neither one is a good deal for consumers.

The 10 Most Important Dystopian Books and Films of All Time | Underwire | WIRED

Fahrenheit 451 (1953) Author: Ray Bradbury The Themes:  Revisionist history, destruction of knowledge, social complacency The Plot:  Protagonist Guy Montag is a fireman, which in this dystopian America means he and his coworkers are tasked with burning any banned books (which are just about all of them) found in suspects' homes. In this world, for which Bradbury drew heavily from Nazi and Stalinist totalitarianism (not to mention America's own McCarthyist paranoia at the time), only heavily abridged works are available to the public—a public that freely medicates itself into complacency (a frequent feature of dystopian literature) and watches what amounts to reality television on their homes' multi-wall screens for days on end. The story follows Montag as he becomes increasingly aware of the travesty he and his society have committed and eventually escapes to join a resistance that memorizes books to pass on to future generations. Why It Matters Now: Throughout his career, Bradbury was known for being a pessimist when it came to technological advances; even back before we had even a whiff of this thing we call Interne, he was blisteringly (pun intended ) critical of our diminishing attention spans and what he believed was the cheapening of true art through the advancement of technology.

SpaceX's Dispute With The Air Force Just Got Even Uglier

ReutersA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a small science satellite at Vandenberg Air Force Station on Sept. 29, 2013. The Air Force plans on spending $60 million  to certify SpaceX for carrying its payloads, but that apparently doesn't mean the ongoing dispute between Elon Musk's aerospace startup and the federal government is over. There's still the matter of several dozen launch contracts that SpaceX believes were awarded to a competitor without a fair bidding process — possibly because of a corrupt Air Force official that Musk has now called out by name.

23 Ways Duct Tape Can Fix Anything

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

13 Hairstyles to Tame Your Mane in Humidity

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

3 New Types of Digital Advertising Agencies

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

Why Twitch could be the best $1 billion Google ever spends

My Juggernaut was surrounded by enemies on all sides. In dire straits after losing most of his allies, he was being targeted for a Walrus Punch to complete the kill. But then I Omnislashed. Two dead enemies later, my digital hero was retreating to base with a sliver of health remaining, while my real-world fist was flying into the air with the same passion as you’ll soon be seeing on Wimbledon’s tennis courts. I was playing Dota 2 and wishing that the whole world could be around to appreciate my gaming triumph.

This Is Morgan Freeman on Helium

Everything worthy of being narrated should be narrated by Morgan Freeman — everybody knows that. But what happens to the legendary actor's voice when he inhales a little helium? You're about to find out.

Google’s Robots Are Solving the Biggest Problem in Modern Photography | Gadget Lab | WIRED

Google’s basic idea is that photography is far more than just capturing the picture. Yet everything that comes after hitting the button to suck up a moment in time onto a sensor is too hard. If you take a lot of pictures–and almost all of us do these days–sorting through them to find the best ones can be tedious and time consuming. And then there’s the presentation layer. Google thinks it’s been too hard to build anything immersive without putting a lot of work into it. And finally it believes photography is of the moment–you want to be able to share things immediately. Your pictures from this weekend are interesting now in a way they won’t be next month. And so with Google+ Photos, and Stories in particular, it’s trying to do all this for you.

Renegade Drone Pilots Just Flew Over The World's Tallest Building And Filmed The Whole Thing

This time they're flying around Dubai, and the obvious highlight is the team's buzzing of Burj Khalifa, presently the tallest building in the world, around 2,722 feet tall.

36 Nintendo at E3 - E3 - Electronics Entertainment Expo Wiki Guide - IGN

This page collects the highlights of Nintendo 's E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) press conferences, games and show floor displays. Nintendo's first appearance at E3 was in E3 1995 , which was also the first E3. Nintendo has participated in every subsequent E3, and announced several consoles, including the Wii and the Wii U in pre-E3 press conferences. In 2013, Nintendo announced it wouldn't hold a press conference. Instead, a series of pre-taped Nintendo Directs  were aired in place of the conference. In 2014, Nintendo once again chose to stream news over presenting it live to an audience.

Graduation…now what?

After you swing your mortarboard tassel from right to left, your sense of excitement can give way to a sense of normlessness. For anyone feeling that, these talks offer exquisite insight.

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Next Music Discovery and More

For all its popularity and new features, Instagram still lacks a native iPad app. While some users may not mind using a blown-up version of the iPhone app, Retro’s Instagram viewer has been a great platform that works just as well as the native app. This week, Retro upgraded to version 2.0, and with it came a new user interface, as well as faster and more responsive design. The app is free, but a $2.99 in-app purchase gets you support for multiple accounts and access to your photo’s stats. Retro is available for iPad .

Man Believed to Be California Gunman Wrote 140-Page Manifesto

Elliot Rodger, the suspect in Friday night's deadly rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, fatally stabbed three men in his apartment before beginning his drive-by shooting spree on the streets of Isla Vista, where he killed three more people and wounded several others before turning a gun on himself, officials said Saturday night.

Dear graduates: Don’t follow your dreams (A commencement speech for the mediocre)

See, commencement speakers are the outliers — the most successful, interesting people that colleges can find — and their experiences are the most inspirational but also the least realistic. Even worse, they tend to be far too willing to dish out the craziest, worst advice, simply because it somehow worked for them. “Follow your dreams” and “live your passions” are insanely unhelpful tips when the bills need paying or the rent is almost due. Invariably, commencement speakers tend to be the lucky few, the ones who followed their dreams and still managed to land on their feet: Most of us won’t become Steve Jobs or Neil Gaiman, regardless of how hard we try or how much passion we might hold. It’s far more likely to get stuck working as a waiter or bartender, or on some other dead-end career path. Most people will have to choose between “doing what they love,” and pursuing the more mundane promise of a stable paycheck and a promising career path. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with making the latter choice; in fact, I’d usually recommend it.

3 Brands That Are Driving The Future of Social-Mobile Shopping

The logic goes like this: Our mobile phones are the center of our social and digital lives. If brands can reach us there, they can turn us all into social media brand evangelists.

EA Resurrects Bruce Lee for New UFC Game Release

There are actually four different Bruce Lees in the game at four different weight classes (there are eight classes in the game). "When he was shredded, and filming a movie, he might be 135 lbs," Hayes says. He’ll also fight at 145 lbs, 155 lbs, and 159 lbs. Each will react, play, and punch a little bit differently. Ambient animations – say, Lee’s leg lifts and head taunts – are the biggest visual cues for his personal style. EA hired actors to imitate and mo-cap these actions and vocalizations: "He does have a lot of flare, a lot of recognizable moves, so it's easier to animate that," Hayes says.

DC Comics to Publish Digital First Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman - IGN

In a press release from DC Comics, senior VP of Vertigo and Integrated Publishing Hank Kanalz said, “With the success of LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, giving Wonder Woman her own digital anthology series makes perfect sense. With this series creators can dream up unique takes on the Amazon Princess to give fans a new adventure every week. We’re very excited about the line-up, and readers won’t want to miss the sensational action-packed Wonder Woman stories we have planned for the coming weeks and beyond.”

Google is working with Ruckus Wireless to build a Wi-Fi network in the cloud

For Google that means it won’t have to manage thousands of individual local business wireless networks when it starts offering up Wi-Fi services. As retail businesses attach their access points into the cloud they all become part of the same centrally managed service. Google could serve up en masse cloud-based applications such as advertising and point-of-sale payment services, which would feed them to all devices connected to Ruckus’s access points.

Google Fiber: we don't charge for peering, don't have fast lanes

Actions may speak louder than words, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to talk about your actions either: Google just explained how Google Fiber does peering — a clear stab at the big competitors that prefer paid peering deals.

30 Women Who Are Changing The World

e've found the 30 women who are changing the world.

10 Countries With the Highest Proportion of Women in Parliament [CHART]

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

Your eBay Password For Sale? How, Where And Why

Since the eBay Inc announcement of a massive data breach  a seller has turned up on Pastebin (a notorious site used for posting anonymously that is often used by hacktivists dumping data from hacks) offering a full copy of the 145,312,663 usernames, passwords, postal addresses and date of births from eBay. The seller has posted a sample  of the database with 12,663 users from the APAC region including password hashes, e-mail addresses and postal addresses and is requesting payment by Bitcoin. This has naturally inspired a flurry of media coverage in the last few hours as your information appears to be on sale right now.

Shopping Cart Abandonment: Online Retailers' Biggest Headache Is Actually A Huge Opportunity

More broadly, an abandoned shopping cart should be seen as part of the increasingly complex series of steps a consumer might take before finally making a purchase, and a strong indicator of consumer interest in a product or a brand. Technology that helps retailers collect and leverage online shopping cart data is likely to be a worthwhile investment. 

DIY holograms: Make ghostly images with steam and mirrors - CNET

You don't have to be Princess Leia to create a hologram-like message. YouTuber Shanks FX explains how to make ethereal illusions for your next movie or haunting.

51 Tunnel Vision Uses Augmented Reality to Animate NYC Subway Maps
52 Meet Two Women Crazy Enough To Launch A Print Magazine
53 Google Glass Fans Fight Restaurant Ban With Bad Reviews
54 A Visual History of Typewriter Art from 1893 to Today
55 Mario's 12 Weirdest Power-Up Suits
56 The Inside Story of Oculus Rift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality | Gadget Lab | WIRED
57 12 phones that changed the world - CNET
58 The Startup That’s Bringing Coding to the World’s Classrooms | Business | WIRED
59 Your Button-Mashing Could Be Causing Permanent Hand Injury
60 PlayStation Now PS4 Private Beta Starts Tomorrow - IGN
61 Heart disease: treatment using vegetables over drugs
62 The 15 Highest-Grossing iPhone And iPad Games
63 What We Fear
64 Does The Tech Industry's Obsessive Party Fetish Pay Off?
65 Structure 2014
66 Don't miss stormchasers' stunning footage of a rare supercell - CNET
67 Citizen Scientists to Resurrect Defunct NASA Spacecraft
68 Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks May 19th To May 23rd And Year-To-Date
69 Michael C. Hall: 'Sometimes I Wish Dexter Had Died' - IGN
70 EBay Demonstrates How Not to Respond to a Huge Data Breach | Threat Level | WIRED
71 This gutsy swimsuit shows your insides - CNET
72 Has Malaria Met Its Match?
73 Why All The Best Minds In Tech Are Starting To Flock To Hardware (Not Software)
74 Tank tops, high heels, and a portable pipe organ
75 Instagram Develops Into Career Path For Photographers
76 Google+ Stories thinks it can top your vacation slideshow - CNET
77 Futuristic Clothes Keep You Off Social Media, By Blocking Cell Signals
78 This 'Star Trek' mansion could be yours - CNET
79 10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone
80 The Disturbing Internet Footprint Of Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger
81 The 404 1,489: Where we get lost in the options with Reggie Watts (podcast) - CNET
82 These Unseen Photos From World War I Are Unbelievable
83 Azkaban’s Alfonso Cuaron May Return to Harry Potter Series for Fantastic Beasts - IGN
84 Gunman Kills Three at Jewish Museum in Belgium
85 The Reason Pope Francis Won't Join Facebook
86 Trillions of plastic pieces found in Arctic ice
87 Glassholes Use Google to Destroy a Restaurant's Rating
88 What Do We Save When We Save the Internet?
89 An Augmented Reality Made With Hand-Drawn Cartoons and an iPhone
90 Microsoft Stands Up To FBI Over Customer Data
91 The U.S. Has Its Eye on This Very Pricey Radiation Detector
92 New Dragon Age: Inquisition Screenshots - IGN
93 If Euclid Played Video Games, This Is The App He'd Build To Teach Geometry
94 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' review
95 Ignore The Impostors: This Is What Stellar Leadership Really Looks Like
96 Your Banker Wants To Know If You Are Pregnant
97 Text-to-911 is here, but it isn't everything you might think - CNET