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Mozilla lights up preorders for Firefox OS-driven Flame - CNET

After a generally well-received launch in a dozen or so countries last year, Mozilla is continuing to back the Firefox OS platform as a necessary project to ensure that the Web stays open as it goes mobile. That's a hard road to hew to when up against mobile giants like Apple, Google, and Samsung, but Mozilla hopes that promoting a globally-available reference phone like the Flame will give developers a taste of what's possible.

Microsoft sends fake astronauts to invade ‘Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5’

Samsung’s recent rebranding of one of the world’s busiest transportation hubs isn’t sitting well with one of its competitors. Microsoft Devices, which used to be the smartphone manufacturing arm of Nokia, mocked the newly-renamed ‘ Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5 ’ of London’s Heathrow Airport by sending “Lumianauts” looking to “reach the Galaxy.”

Spotify's been hacked, but only one user is affected so far

Spotify CTO Oskar Stål just  published a blog post revealing that someone managed to gain unauthorized access to his company's systems and internal data. "As soon as we were aware of this issue we immediately launched an investigation," Stål said. Based on that investigation, Spotify believes the hack has so far affected just one lone user — and apparently the intruder was unable to steal his password or payment information. "We are not aware of any increased risk to users as a result of this incident," he said.

iPhone, iPads Hacked And Held For Ransom

Those affected discovered a message on the screen reading "Device hacked by Oleg Pliss" and a demand of between $50 and $100 to unlock it. (It should be noted that there are a number of people online named Oleg Pliss, but that hackers are unlikely to use a real name.)

LG G3 Preview - CNET

In what LG claims is a smartphone first, "Laser Auto Focus" uses a laser beam to measure the distance between the G3's camera and the subject you're shooting. The idea is that you'll be able to focus on the right subject with more speed, even in extremely low light. I gave the camera a quick run-through in my hands-on time, and autofocus certainly seemed very speedy and relatively reliable, but we won't know more until we give this phone the full review treatment. Stay tuned.

Battlefield 4 Adds BattlePack Microtransactions - IGN

BattlePacks contain a random mixture of accessories, emblem shapes, profile pictures, dog tags, knives, paints, and XP boosts. The higher tiers receive more items, as well as an increased chance for rarer items. DICE states that the packs can still be earned through regular play, "but we are now giving players the option to purchase Battlepacks as a shortcut to catch up with their friends on the Battlefield."

Watch LG’s G3 Flagship Android Smartphone Launch Here | TechCrunch

LG’s keynote event for the new G3 Android smartphone is about to get underway, so you can follow along live with the video stream above. The G3 has been leaked amply in the last little while, so it’s mostly a known quantity, and we’ve just posted a detailed profile if you prefer to read all about it that way .

Edward Snowden Brags About Being a Spy to Brian Williams (Update: Video)

NBC News just published some telling quotes from its much anticipated interview with Edward Snowden. Among other self-aggrandizing things, Snowden said he "was trained as a spy"and is "a technical expert." Snowden added, "I don't work with people." Update : video below.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham sends brooding bricks into space

Batman needs no introduction, and the title of his newest game spurs simple deduction: The Dark Knight is clearly leaving his stomping grounds behind in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham . Scheduled to show up this fall, the latest brooding brick game sees Batman teaming up with the rest of the Justice League to stop Brainiac and the Legion of Doom – in space! According to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer TT Games, over 150 characters from the DC Comics catalogue have been crammed into Lego Batman 3 , including Cyborg, Flash, Green Lantern and whoever might show up one of the universe's many Lantern Worlds. The game also introduces new abilities for the league, more puzzles and controllable vehicles like Wonder Woman's invisible jet. Lego Batman 3 is, of course, coming to that thing you have, whether it's Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Wii U, or 3DS. [Image: WBIE] Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Announcement)

Instagram Is Down for All Users

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Nintendo planning YouTube revenue-splitting affiliate program

Nintendo is planning a revenue-sharing affiliate program for those using gameplay footage of its games on YouTube. Video bloggers and "Let's Play" creators alike will need permission from the publisher to broadcast their gameplay clips, according to two tweets from the publisher (as translated by Gamasutra ). Just over one year ago , Nintendo issued Content ID Match copyright claims on YouTube videos that featured gameplay clips from its suite of published titles. After the backlash that followed the House of Mario attempting to obtain the whole pie from YouTubers, it's now settling for a slice of it: The new affiliate program would see ad revenue from videos split among Nintendo, Google and the video creators themselves. Nintendo is apparently getting a head start, as it has already tagged recent gameplay videos, placing their advertisements on them. It's still unknown whether YouTube's Content ID Match system would affect livestreaming platform Twitch, providing the reports that YouTube is in talks to acquire Twitch for $1 billion go through. [Image: Ninten

LG Officially Outs Its Leaky G3 Smartphone: Bigger Hardware, Flatter Software | TechCrunch

LG has also flattened its software design and ditched garish colours for what it dubbed a “mature” palette of more muted shades. LG icons have been redesigned as circles. And there’s a swathe of new software features such as Smart Bulletin which will give the user reminders about things like missed calls, and even prompt them to use unused features on the phone after they’ve owned it for a while.

Game Scoop! Presents: The PlayStation E3 Preview - IGN

E3 2014 is almost upon us! This week we'll be giving you a heads-up on what to expect from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and all the big games being revealed. Today we're focusing on the PlayStation lineup.

Apple patent hints at drop proof iPhone 6 made of sapphire and LiquidMetal

The new patent aims to avoid all these annoying in-between steps and go directly from the metal chassis to the display, using LiquidMetal in a new metal injection molding process. That way, Apple can form sapphire glass directly into the iPhone or iPad’s metal bezel. The patent indicates that plastic can also be used, but the emphasis is on the idea of using LiquidMetal to ensure the strongest bond and protection between the glass display and metal chassis.

How Statisticians Found Air France Flight 447 Two Years After It Crashed Into Atlantic | MIT Technology Review

This is what statisticians call the posterior distribution. To calculate it, Stone and co had to take into account the failure of four different searches after the plane went down. The first was the failure to find debris or bodies for six days after the plane went missing in June 2009; then there was the failure of acoustic searches in July 2009 to detect the pings from underwater locator beacons on the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder; next, another search in August 2009 failed to find anything using side-scanning sonar; and finally, there was another unsuccessful search using side-scanning sonar in April and May 2010.

Google Chromecast launches down under - CNET

As revealed by last week's Dick Smith leak, Google Chromecast is now available in Australian stores.

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Crazy plan to cover the nation's roads with solar panels raises $1 million

Idaho couple Julie and Scott Brusaw of Solar Roadways have raised more than $1 million on Indiegogo to pursue the extremely ambitious goal of replacing the nation’s roads with solar panels. The design will now move from prototype to manufacturing, a dangerous phase for any technology project — and while the dream is exciting, the logistics of actually pulling it off are less so.

Joystiq Streams: Transistor with Supergiant and a Steam giveaway [UPDATE: We're live!]

In Transistor, players assume the role of a young woman who gains control of a powerful weapon after a mysterious group of assailants nearly kills her with it. Now she must fight from street to street against forces that will stop at nothing to recover the weapon. During the course of the adventure, players will piece together the Transistor’s mysteries as they pursue its former owners.

LG G3 Smartphone Officially Announced - IGN

On the front, the G3 features a 5.5-inch 2,560 x 1,440 Quad HD display, resulting in an incredibly high pixel density of 538ppi—the G2 used a 5.2-inch 1080p display. Like its predecessor, the G3 sports slim bezels around all sides of the screen, which could make the larger display easier to handle.

The Official Microsoft ASP.NET Site

Great tutorial from Tom Dykstra showing how to create a multi-tier .NET application with an ASP.NET MVC front-end, and deploy it to an Azure cloud service.

These are the customized Lamborghinis of Japan's underworld

"It’s not for the thrill," Morohoshi-san says in the documentary. "My [ bōsōzoku ] is for the pursuit of being who I am." His fascination with customized Lamborghinis started at 17, he says, when he saw — and heard — one of the Italian supercars for the first time. "I was mesmerized, and decided, then, that I would drive it no matter what it takes." Details are slim on what kind of "gray area" activities Morohoshi-san and his "bad" friends do to make a living, but it's clear that they express themselves through their outrageously blinged-out Lambos. Another Lamborghini fan caught up with Morohoshi-san — and his crew of customized supercars — earlier this year, and published a short video (bottom) with some of the latest designs on YouTube. The highlight? An eye-popping Lamborghini wrapped in a holographic vinyl film.


MikeyTupper or Michael, is a 25 year old Canadian currently residing in Montreal. Mikey grew up playing the Sega Genesis and the N-64, a console he says was a "great memory-generating machine." His favorite game is Gunstar Heroes, and his other hobbies include music, hockey and literature. Congrats on your win!

The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that's both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.

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Why the moon landings could have never EVER been faked

I noticed that this article was being passed around again, so I watched the video once more. I forgot how amazingly good it is—so here it is again for your viewing pleasure: The definitive proof of why the moon landings could have never been faked:

The Revolutionary Quantum Computer That May Not Be Quantum at All | Enterprise | WIRED

In a traditional computer, annealing works like this: You mathematically translate your problem into a landscape of peaks and valleys. The goal is to try to find the lowest valley, which represents the optimized state of the system. In this metaphor, the computer rolls a rock around the problem-­scape until it settles into the lowest-possible valley, and that’s your answer. But a conventional computer often gets stuck in a valley that isn’t really lowest at all. The algorithm can’t see over the edge of the nearest mountain to know if there’s an even lower vale. A quantum annealer, Rose and Ladizinsky realized, could perform tricks that avoid this limitation. They could take a chip full of qubits and tune each one to a higher or lower energy state, turning the chip into a representation of the rocky landscape. But thanks to superposition and entanglement between the qubits, the chip could computationally tunnel through the landscape. It would be far less likely to get stuck in a valley that wasn’t the lowest, and it would find an answer far more quickly.

The Hackaday Prize

You can begin work on an entry right now, and getting started couldn’t be easier. The build details for your entry need to be documented on . Getting an account is as easy as typing in your email and choosing a password. Make your entry readable, make it graphic, and you can win. The grand prize is trip to space, there are several top prizes, and many many other prizes awarded along the way based on how the community responds to your ongoing work.

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Something is seriously wrong on the East Coast and it's killing all the baby puffins.

On a map, the Gulf of Maine looks like an unremarkable bulge of the North Atlantic, but it is unique. A submerged ridge between Cape Cod and the tip of Nova Scotia turns it into a nearly self-contained bowl. Warm water surging up the East Coast glances off those banks and heads for Europe, bypassing the Gulf of Maine and leaving it shockingly cold. (I'm looking at you, Old Orchard Beach!) Meanwhile, frigid, nutrient-rich water from off the coasts of Labrador and Nova Scotia feeds into the Gulf through a deep channel and gets sucked into the powerful counterclockwise currents. Whipped by that vortex, and churned by the largest tides in the world (52 feet in one bay), the Gulf of Maine acts like a giant blender, constantly whisking nutrients up off the bottom, where they generally settle. At the surface, microscopic plants called phytoplankton combine those nutrients with the sunlight of the lengthening spring days to reproduce like mad. That's how the thick, green soup that feeds the Gulf's food web gets made. The soup is so cold that its diversity is low, but the cold-water specialists that are adapted to it do incredibly well.

U.S. Is No. 1, China Is So Yesterday

Look at the assets that multiply returns. For instance, ask where human capital is being generated. U.S. education is always said to be in crisis . But 17 of the world’s top 20 universities are in the U.S., and 34 of the top 50. No other country produces more doctorates in science and engineering. Although 40 percent of the recipients come from abroad, two-thirds of them stay. Add triadic patents and citations in scientific journals, and it isn’t even a race between China and the U.S. This serendipitous story will continue, but it comes with a warning: The U.S. has to remain open and welcoming.

OnePlus One hands-on Preview - CNET

Like the Find 7, the OnePlus One sports a slightly curved top and bottom. The power button is located on the right side, while the volume rockers are located on the left. When I tested an earlier prototype, the slim buttons were pretty hard to press. While the review unit's rockers are shorter in length, they're actually more clickable and easier to work with.

If Caricature Artists Animated 'Mad Men'

In fact, every character in Mad Men has their quirks. Over the years, we've all grown to love the many nuances of the personalities from Sterling Cooper & Partners, like Joan Harris' pen necklace and Roger Sterling's signature office cocktail.

16 Apps and Devices for Wedding Planning

Solution? Ease every step in the process by injecting some much-needed tech along the way. From staying fit (you should be comfortable enough to dance in that dress or tux!) to selecting a venue, these apps and devices will help the process of getting hitched go off without a hitch.

Apple reportedly working on smart home features for iPhone

Your iPhone could soon become the key to your smart home. Apple is apparently preparing to step into home automation in a big way, unveiling software that will allow an iPhone to control home lighting, security systems, and other appliances at its Worldwide Developer Conference on June 2nd , according to the Financial Times . Apple will reportedly allow other companies to make products specifically designed for the iPhone's smart home features, with certain privacy limitations and quality checks being required for all of those products, much like those in its existing Made for iPhone program. It's unclear exactly how the automation functionality would be accessed, but the  FT reports that a home's lights, for instance, may be able to automatically turn on when someone carrying a paired iPhone walks in the door.

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.

First Details, Images of Tecmo Koei’s Hyrule Warriors - IGN

The game is described as a Dynasty Warriors style of action game combined with the Zelda series' Z-targeting, so a player can avoid attacks and focus on enemy weak spots. As shown in the reveal trailer, bombs make an appearance but won't just be used as a combat item. Impa, a captain of the Royal Army, will appear as a playable character wielding a giant long sword. Several other characters will also be playable.

Snapchat User Turns Himself Into the Ultimate Disney Princess [PHOTOS]

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Qatari Campaign Asks Tourists to Cover Up, Please

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But District Judge Ernie Jones told Van Huizen at the May 7 sentencing hearing he believed the terms recommended by prosecutors and the probation board were “too soft” and instead sent the boy to Utah State Prison for one to 15 years.

The real-life hacking behind Watch Dogs' virtual world

It starts out simply. One day, you're scrolling through the Naval Criminal Investigative Service database, identifying a perp's body when an alert flashes red on your monitor. " INTRUSION DETECTED ," it screams. You're getting hacked and there's only one solution: Call your bumbling partner over and have him join you at the keyboard. The two of you frantically bang out rapid-fire key sequences as random program windows flash onscreen. The hacker's getting further and further into the system. Your partner's never seen code like this before and his usual tricks to combat it aren't working. That's when the display goes dead and your silver fox of a boss saves the day by pulling the power plug of your workstation.

12 Ways Marketers Can Make the Most of Gmail's Tabbed Inbox

Our email open rates have not declined much, but we're working to make both our emails and our site more personal. Because we're a subscription program with a lot of ways to use the service, it's important that we make sure people make the most of their memberships. Initially, our experience was cold. Now we're collecting more data about our users (where they like to eat, work and play) to better tailor their communications. Additionally, we're adding a lot more options for searching and browsing benefits on the site. Visitors can tailor their own experience. In short, we are using personalization to facilitate a "pull" model and to make email communications more relevant. — Carlo Cisco , SELECT

Show Us How One Small Action Leads to Another For Our Vine Challenge

If it weren't for Pete's passion for science and exploration of technology and the digital world, he would not have written his first post in July 2005 and started Over the last nine years, Mashable has continued this passion and exploration to report on a range of topics from Google Glass to climate change, and to reach 35 million unique visitors each month and 16 million social media followers around the world.

#Unplug: How to Work Hard and Still Have a Life

Enough already. That’s what Baratunde Thurston, the author of the New York Times best seller How to Be Black and a columnist for Fast Company magazine, was thinking when he unplugged from his digital life. The world’s most connected man left the grid, slowed down, and looked for a better approach to the always-on times we live in. What Thurston discovered in his month offline is funny, personal, insightful—and relevant to anyone looking for more balance. This is just one of the stories in #Unplug: How to Work Hard and Still Have a Life, which features Fast Company’s most practical and inspiring coverage. Stories about a week in the desert at a detox spa for hyperachieving, hyperstressed execs. Life inside a Norwegian company where balance is more than airy HR-speak. A young Rahm Emanuel sharing how he juggles his White House gig and his family. Fast Company has been chronicling this struggle and identifying the best solutions to demanding work lives for years. This collection is an ideal handbook for those who believe working hard and having a life shouldn’t be an either/or proposition.

Uber’s remarkable growth could end the era of poorly paid cab drivers

According to Uber, the median wage for an UberX driver working at least 40 hours a week in New York City is $90,766 a year. In San Francisco, the median wage for an UberX driver working at least 40 hours a week is $74,191.

Crushing Blow for Copyright Trolls: Appeals Court Halts AF Holdings' Extortion Scheme

The plaintiff in this case, AF Holdings, sought the identities of more than 1,000 Internet users that it claims are linked to the illegal downloading of a copyrighted pornographic film. Over the protest of the Internet service providers that received subpoenas for those identities, a lower court approved the disclosure of the names. EFF, joined by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of the Nation's Capital, Public Citizen, and Public Knowledge, urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to reverse that ruling and help keep the legal process fair and balanced by requiring AF Holdings to show it has a good faith basis for going after these defendants.

UCSB Mourns in Wake of Santa Barbara Rampage [PHOTOS]

The six victims of Friday's mass murder in Isla Vista, a community near the University of California, Santa Barbara, were remembered by the university in a day of mourning Tuesday.

49 Here's What An Apple Smart Home Might Look Like

While Z-Wave and Zigbee aren’t going away anytime soon, Apple’s smart home likely will be based on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE.  In essence, they’ll be making a stand that a smart home can be built around these more traditional IP based technologies, even for ultra low-power applications like doorlocks and other non line-powered sensors.

Strange answers to the psychopath test

Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)

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54 Time For A Career Shift? New York City UberX Drivers Can Earn $90,766 A Year
55 Hey, App Developers: You May Be Missing A Big Opportunity In Poor And Middle America
56 Officers Pursue Truck Hauling Shipping Bin
57 The Disturbing Internet Footprint Of Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger
58 China Said to Study IBM Servers for Bank Security Risks
59 Context Design: How to Seize the 'Magic Moment'
60 'Mind pilots' steer plane sim with thoughts alone - CNET
61 How to Develop the Hireable Skills You'll Actually Need After College
62 Surface Pro 3 review: Has Microsoft finally made a tablet to replace your laptop?
63 Orange Is the New Nothing: Seinfeld Meets OITNB in GIFs
64 Facebook gives up on automatically posting everything you do online
65 Giant underground ice wall approved to protect Fukushima plant water
66 Report: Apple Wants To Make The iPhone The Hub For Your Smart Home
67 Just Because You're Quiet Doesn't Mean You Can't Be Heard
68 Listen, learn ... then lead
69 Greenpeace Activists Occupy Oil Rig in Norwegian Arctic
70 This Abandoned Wasteland Was Once America's Largest Mall
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72 Structure 2014
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74 Aliens Exist And Will Be Found Pretty Soon, Say Scientists
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78 Facebook Cuts Down on Automatic Updates in the News Feed
79 Meet the people behind the Wayback Machine, one of our favorite things about the internet
80 12 Unusual Ways To Spur Creativity During Meetings
81 Win an Argument by Asking the Other Person to Outline a Plan
82 Users Are Growling About Apps That Require Facebook
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86 Inapp Translator: An Easy Way to Translate Text on Android
87 What Is Citizen Science, and How Can You Get Involved?
88 These Are The New Technologies Making Smartphones Less Cluttered, More Personalized, And Better At Completing Tasks
89 'Watch Dogs' Review: Hacking Fun Meets Hackneyed Writing
90 Brokers use ‘billions’ of data points to profile Americans
91 8 Months After Learning To Code And Launching An App, Leo The Homeless Coder Is Still Homeless
92 Unsafe cookies leave WordPress accounts open to hijacking, 2-factor bypass
93 Six Mobile Predictions For 2014 That Were Off The Mark
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