AmazonFresh opens its grocery Pickup locations in Seattle
Amazon has officially begun operating its AmazonFresh Pickup locations in Seattle, letting customers order groceries ahead of time and then quickly grab them..
The new Pokémon mobile game is about training the best Magikarp you can
For those of us who’ve wondered how The Pokémon Company International feels about the universally maligned creature Magikarp, we have our answer. The company released a new mobile game for iOS and G...
Lyft gets black-car service
Lyft has been aggressively expanding in the U.S. this year to catch up with Uber. Now it's launching a black-car service
DJI Spark is a palm-sized drone available for $499 | ZDNet
Popular drone maker DJI is out with its smallest and most affordable drone yet: the Spark. It's available for $499 and will begin shipping in June.
What it takes to win on Shark Tank, according to a new study
During their many seasons on prime time, Shark Tank and the lesser-known business reality show The Profit have doled out
We only have ourselves to blame for the existence of Spicy Starbursts and Skittles
The American people have an ever-growing love of spicy food, turning hot sauce into a now a billion-dollar industry that
T-Mobile DIGITS brings multi-number, multi-device joy on May 31 - SlashGear
Frankly, it feels like we’ve been promised options like this from carriers for some years, so its arrival feels well overdue. As the number of connected devices each of us carry has increased, the fact that we’re still forced to go SIM-swapping to keep each of them connected is a hassle that things like eSIM were meant to have solved. Nonetheless, it’s better late than never; T-Mobile subscribers in the US will be auto-upgraded to support DIGITS on May 31.
Facebook does a hilariously awful job captioning Mark Zuckerberg’s commencement speech
Man, Mark Zuckerberg is having a hell of a day. Earlier this morning, just before he was scheduled to deliver Harvard University’s commencement speech, his alma mater’s student newspaper website was hacked to elaborately troll the Facebook CEO. And while that got fixed by the time Zuck walked on stage, he’s now facing yet another technical difficulty: Facebook Live’s caption system.
Hacker breaks into Harvard student paper to troll Mark Zuckerberg
One hacker had a different idea of welcoming him back on campus, though. Just hours before Zuckerberg was scheduled to give his commencement speech, Harvard’s student newspaper The Harvard Crimson was apparently hacked to mock the Facebook CEO with a slew of fake headlines and awkwardly edited photos. “MARK ZOINKERBURG AT IT AGAIN,” one headline reads. “OP-ED: How Come Everyone Talks About How I Stole Facebook But Nobody Talks About How I Murdered Eduardo Saverin,” says another. (Not to be missed from that story is the subheading, which adds “And fed his body to my children.”)
Instagram is finally fixing link sharing in the app ... sort of
Other than continually tweaking Stories, the company's Snapchat clone, Instagram has been focusing on the app's DMs feature. Adding links and removing cropping restrictions are small changes, but help make using Instagram DMs frictionless and more useful. The addition of phone number and address links is particularly interesting since many small businesses use Instagram for online retail.
HBO has renewed Silicon Valley for a fifth season
When the show does return, it’ll do so without one of its main characters, T.J. Miller’s Erlich Bachman, according to Vulture . Bachman owns the tech incubator that the show’s characters use, and it’ll be interesting to see how they move on without him. HBO explained that the decision for Miller to depart the show was a mutual one.
Apple makes New York Magazine editor Lauren Kern 'editor in chief' at Apple News
Apple has reportedly recruited New York media icon Lauren Kern to serve as the first-ever "editor in chief" for Apple News, possibly hinting at greater ambitions for the app.
Rocket Lab launches orbital-class rocket from a private site for the first time
While the launch got the rocket up in the air and on its way, the rocket itself didn’t make it all the way to orbit – Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck explained in a press release that things mostly went smoothly to that point, including the first stage burn, as well as fairing separation and second stage rocket ignition. The rocket made it to space, but it didn’t make it all the way to orbit, which was the goal, given Rocket Lab’s plan is to be able to offer commercial orbital launches to customers using its rockets and its private launch pad.
Linux's X.org server is vulnerable. Here's how to stay safe. - TechRepublic
You do not need to panic. Malicious software isn't going to all of a sudden appear on your Linux desktops, simply because you are using a distribution that continues to hold strong to the past. The transition from X.org to Wayland is a very challenging feat — one that should prove well worth the wait. If, however, you are overly concerned about security (which, let's face it, you should be), it would behoove you to either implement Firejail or migrate to Fedora (even if only until your distribution of choice finally makes the switch to Wayland).
Faraday Future Said to Plan $1 Billion Raising as Main Backer Struggles
Electric vehicle maker Faraday Future is planning to raise $1 billion as it seeks to protect itself from the financial woes of its main backer, China’s LeEco, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.
The Bill Gates-backed veggie burger that 'bleeds' is going into grocery store meat cases
Most veggie burgers found in the frozen food aisle taste
more like chopped black beans and corn than real beef. Founded in
2009, Beyond Meat promises products that taste and look more like
the real thing. The burgers contain pulverized beets, which
gives them their reddish color and juices so that they "bleed"
and sizzle in the pan.
Facebook’s Instant Articles platform to support Google AMP, Apple News
At a high level, the SDK will take the markup that’s used to build Facebook’s Instant Articles and use it to create the code that’s needed to build for AMP and Apple News. While the multiple systems aren’t identical, of course, Facebook says it will offer ways for publishers to apply the custom styling templates for the competing services – including the application of things like custom fonts, colors, and captions, which will be mirrored as closely as possible in the other formats.
NASA's Juno Mission Just Dropped Its First Huge Pile of Results
The most recent analyses come from only one or two of Juno’s closest approaches, so it’s just a snippet of the total data to be collected from the mission (initially, Juno was slated to make 33 perijove passes, but following the decision to keep the spacecraft in a wider orbit, that number has been reduced). But initial observations show a gravitational field differing from scientist’s original expectations, poles with lots of clustered storms more chaotic than Saturn’s, a magnetic field twice as strong as expected, and crazy process for generating auroras, probably far different from Earth’s.
Windows 10 Creators Update rollout on track, says Microsoft | ZDNet
"We ensure things look good with the current population before we offer the update to even more devices. Based on the feedback we've heard and improvements we've made, we've been steadily expanding the rollout, making the Windows 10 Creators Update available to tens of millions more devices, including eligible Windows Phones ," he notes.
4 of the biggest IT project stressors and how to fix them - TechRepublic
Make sure you can recognize signs of burn-out before it's too late. Most project leaders eat, sleep and breathe projects from start to finish, and although it seems admirable on the surface, it's more likely to catch up at some point. Physical and mental overload can surface at the most inopportune moments within a project. The trouble is, the risk is not just to the project when this happens, it also comes at a cost to you and your health through stress related ailments. Burn-out is all too common for project leaders, especially with IT projects. If you don't know, talk with other project leaders about their experiences with this, there's plenty who've been there. Ok, at the risk of sounding like your family or your doctor, it's necessary to say take steps to reduce your stress, get proper exercise, sleep, make sure to eat on time, ask for additional resources and help, and know when you should say 'no' to that next project. You're no good to stakeholders, teams, your company or yourself if you hit burn-out.
How to work faster by making the Windows key a habit - TechRepublic
The Windows key has been around for more than 20 years, yet many users don't appreciate its time-saving value. These handy shortcuts will speed your work and streamline your keyboarding habits.
How to find text on a Safari webpage from your iPhone - TechRepublic
Once you've made it to the website, navigate to the webpage that you want to search. Once there, tap on the share button at the bottom of the screen that looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it. If the button isn't there, it could be because you've scrolled down. Try scrolling back up to the top of the page, and it should show back up.
Jobs at Legalist (YC S16)
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4 enterprise lessons from leaders who are transforming today's cities - TechRepublic
Van der Auwermeulen, who runs a business that hosts virtual trade shows and worked in the public sector for over two decades, said that what he's seeing in some of the virtual job fairs is that today's engineering and computer science students have shifted their priorities. They aren't simply jumping to the highest paying jobs in the market. Instead, many students are placing high value on jobs with good work-life balance and a strong mission for making an impact on the world. This is giving public sector projects like smart cities the ability to compete for top talent even though they can't offer big salaries or stock options like the big tech companies or the hottest startups. The same could apply to many traditional businesses: use work-life balance and your company's unique mission when recruiting.
Kik App Debuts Digital Currency Amid Bitcoin Boom
Kik plans to gift a certain amount of Kin to each user. They’ll be able use the new currency to buy games, live video streams and other digital products. The company’s goal is to attract new merchants to sell on the platform, creating a snowball effect where Kin becomes more valuable and more sellers pile onto Kik, increasing its popularity.
The top 10 cities where tech workers can make the most money - TechRepublic
"We weren't surprised to see that where the average tech salary is highest, the cost of living also tends on the high side," said Chris Bolte, CEO of Paysa, in a press release. "What jumped out at us, however, is that even though you can earn more in the San Francisco Bay Area than other places, with such a high cost-of-living, it's extremely difficult to get by on a 6+ figure salary. So, it makes sense that companies and employees are looking beyond Silicon Valley and taking advantage of new campuses in different cities across the U.S."
Worldpay Looks to Bring Real Payments to Virtual Worlds
If a PIN code is required, a pattern of bubbles appears before the user, each containing a number between zero and 9 in a random array. The user then “taps” in the correct PIN with the controller. Worldpay says it’s impossible for someone watching the user in the real world to guess the PIN based on their movement.
Microsoft's Beam Gets a New Name, More Streaming Options
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With nothing left to sell, RadioShack is selling itself to people
Hey, we’re sad to see you go as a result of the new internet shopping era, too. But this seems like a public cry for attention. RadioShack, if you’re listening, we’ll miss you, we will! But do you really want your last moments to be remembered as the folks who thirstily promoted garbage cans to stay alive?
The Trump administration wants to control your drone
New proposed legislation would give the government authority to hack, control and destroy any drones that it views as a threat.
Judge orders Uber to hand over unredacted term sheet with Otto to Waymo
Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley ordered Thursday that Uber needs to hand over to Waymo, by the end of the day, the full, unredacted term sheet between Uber and Otto. Corley ultimately decided there was no basis for Uber to redact the information because there was no privileged information shared with Otto prior to the acquisition.
Uber and Lyft to return to Austin starting Monday
Uber and Lyft had paused their operations in Austin, TX back in 2016, because local regulators imposed rules that both argued were overly taxing to running their businesses. The rules included requiring fingerprint-based background checks for drivers, as well as barring pick-ups and drop-offs in lanes on certain roads within the city. Both Uber and Lyft will resume operations because Texas state regulators have passed a bill that overrules local regulations regarding ride-hailing services.
Exclusive: Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows - sources
NEW YORK Facebook Inc ( FB.O ) has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several sources familiar with the situation.
Consumers are demanding that In-N-Out stop 'dragging its feet' and make a big change to its beef
”It’s time for In-N-Out Burger to stop dragging its feet and make
good on its promise to require its meat suppliers to improve
practices and end the misuse of antibiotics,” Kari Hamerschlag,
deputy director of food and technology at the nonprofit
organization Friends of the Earth,
said in a press release .
Injustice 2 Almost Had a Version of Static, Milestone Media's Awesome Electric Superhero
Damn it, we were so close to getting one of Milestone Media’s best characters in the new superhero fighting game. Heroes and villains from all over the DC Comics multiverse are part of the roster in Injustice 2 but, for the most part, they come from the well-known core of characters clustered around the Justice League. It would’ve been nice to get a playable fighter with roots from another fictional landscape entirely, which is what almost happened with Static.
Bitcoin is going wild — here's what the cryptocurrency is all about
Bitcoin users predict 94% of all bitcoins will have been released
by 2024. As the total number creeps toward the 21 million mark,
many suspect the profits miners once made creating new blocks
will become so low they'll become negligible. But with more
bitcoins in circulation, people also expect transaction fees to
rise, possibly making up the difference.
Crysis ransomware master keys released to the public | ZDNet
This is not the first time master keys for Crysis have been released; in fact, this is the third time. However, what sets this release apart is that the keys can also be used to decrypt files which have been encrypted with .wallet and .onion extensions.
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Stars you forgot were in the Star Wars films
From a young Keira Knightley to a cameo by the actor who played Cliff on "Cheers", here are some of the unexpected stars of Star Wars.
How to Optimize Your Social Profiles for Search : Social Media Examiner
Now that you understand how profiles and pages from the top social networks appear in search and how keyword placement can help your rankings, let’s take a quick look at how to optimize your profiles and pages for other networks.
io9 Is Proud to Present the Poe Dameron Scale, the Ultimate Star Wars Name-Ranking System
His name is Cracken. Pash Cracken. He’s another hotshot pilot, this time the son of General Airen Cracken. In a weird twist of fate, with the old EU now not canon, Pash’s dad is still alive and well in canon and Pash has been relegated to the dust heap of history. Which is shame because he again has a one-syllable word as a first name and a last name which onomatopoeically conveys coolness. It also, unfortunately, means that when you combine his first and last names, you get the word “Crash,” which just isn’t good for a pilot. Although it is hilarious.
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Capcom’s Monster Hunter series is coming to Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch just got a significant third-party boost: Capcom has announced that it’ll be bringing Monster Hunter XX to the new system. Monster Hunter isn’t the most popular series in the West, but it’s been huge in Japan since the days of the PSP, and it was seen as a major coup for Nintendo when the games eschewed Sony’s PS Vita for the 3DS.
Pokémon Go is trolling cheaters by only showing them common monsters
Pokémon Go developer Niantic has discovered an insidious new way
to ruin a cheater’s day: give them stuff they don’t want.
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Target just gave Casper $75 million
Target has reportedly rolled $75 million into Casper, the direct-to-consumer mattress startup you may have heard about in all those podcasts. The funding is a good chunk of what should end up being a more than $100 million round, according to a source at Recode, which first reported the news.
Valiant High Is Exactly How Publishers Should Get New Readers Into Their Books
I have a confession to make. Two years ago at New York Comic-Con, I picked up a bunch of Valiant trade volumes with the intention of getting caught up with the publisher’s rapidly expanding universe of heroes and villains.
How to detect bad RAM with the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool - TechRepublic
Bad RAM can cause a host of Windows problems; crashing, freezing, or the dreaded blue screen of death. You can test for defective physical memory with the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool.
Eating Beans Could Be A Magical Solution To Climate Change
While in the study, the researchers are careful to note that “beans for beef” is not yet being weighed as a climate policy option, Harwatt indicated that it could be. “Given the scale of greenhouse gas reductions needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, are we prepared to eat beef analogs that look and taste like beef, but have a much lower climate impact?” she said in Loma Linda University Health News. “It looks like we’ll need to do this. The scale of the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions needed doesn’t allow us the luxury of ‘business as usual’ eating patterns.” Now, joke away.
American Gods Teaser Shows Gillian Anderson as David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust
Gillian Anderson must be having the time of her life playing new god Media. She gets killer lines about the level of devotion offered up via generations of entertainment consumption and performs in some most excellent costumes. The latest of these looks debuts in the clip above, where Media tells Technical Boy that he better do right by the ominous Mr. World . Technical Boy, looking like a rancid Justin Bieber variant, better listen to Media. Not a good move to piss Ziggy Stardust off.
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Lyft launches two premium ride hailing options, Lux and Lux SUV
Lyft is getting into the higher-end ride hailing game with Lyft Lux and Lyft Lux SUV. These are black car offerings similar to the service that rival Uber originally launched with, and they’ll be available beginning in 20 markets with a gradual rollout starting now in five initial markets and continuing through mid-June.
GoPro Hero5 Black review
Buttery-smooth 4K video comes as standard with the Hero5 Black, while a touchscreen interface and voice activation makes it the most user-friendly GoPro to date. However, it doesn't feel as robust without its plastic casing, and that touchscreen can be awkward to use.
Media photos offer deeper peek inside Apple's first Singapore store
Images from Thursday media preview offered a detailed look inside Apple's first store in Singapore, set to open this Saturday.
Sony's Black Cat/Silver Sable Movie Might Have a New Name and a New Director
Sony’s Marvel Universe—yeah, that’s still a terrible name , right?—is making some big moves lately. While the Venom movie recently found its host, the studio’s other planned film, starring Spidey supporting characters Black Cat and Silver Sable, might have just landed itself a director in the form of Gina Prince-Bythewood.