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Today in Apple history: First-gen iPad rolls out around world | Cult of Mac

On May 28, 2010, customers across Europe and Asia queue up to buy the iPad when Apple's new tablet finally rolls out internationally. Unexpectedly large demand for the groundbreaking device caused a big delay for its international debut.

Kenyans will soon need a license to post videos online

A new law is set to come into effect from May 28th, 2018 in Kenya regarding the publishing and broadcasting of any videos for public consumption. Specifically, the Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) states that, according to the law, anyone in Kenya broadcasting any videos for public viewing (including on social media and the Internet) will be required …

What's coming to Hulu in June

Summer is the perfect time to catch on what you've missed.

CMO playbook: How Pinterest uses data to create great customer experiences | ZDNet

Every marketer needs to understand how data and analytics can help create the right experiences for customers. A top practitioner from Pinterest shares his secrets for making investment decisions and driving positive outcomes for business and consumer users. This is a must-read for Chief Marketing Officers.

The unstoppable Molly Burke: A day in the life of a blind YouTuber

Molly Burke's blind, but she won't let anything hold her back.

Carrot Weather's profanity-spewing forecast app arrives on Android

iOS developer Brian Mueller's Carrot Weather app has won numerous awards and features in Apple's App Store for making it fun to check the day's forecasts. It's finally made its way to Google Play so Android users can enjoy its hilarious approach to bringing you weather information.

This sensor stops your quadcopter before it can cut you

The folks at Spectrum have found a truly cool project for quadcopter pilots. It’s a spinning sensor that will stop the rotors if your finger gets too close to the blades, thereby preventing you – or your kids – from getting cut. Researchers at the University of Queensland in Brisb…

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Rising smartphone prices prompt buyers to keep phones longer, buy refurbished devices

As the price of flagship smartphones climbs past $1,000, consumers are keeping their phones for longer periods of time and buy more refurbished devices, according to a new report from IDC.

Pandora now offers a Premium Family plan for $14.99 a month


Cracking open Nintendo's NES Classic Edition game console

NES emulator on a single-board computer: The Classic Edition is basically a Nintendo-sanctioned NES emulator running on a Linux single-board computer. Yes, Linux. And if you're wondering whether it's possible to hack the Classic Edition and load more games? That answer is also yes. There's plenty of information on the internet that will show you how to update the system's software and install additional games. But be warned: There's always a chance that modifying your system could cause irreparable damage. More importantly, downloading and using games for which you don't already own a license for is usually illegal.

Watch Rudy Giuliani get booed at a Yankees game

Damn, that's cold. Happy 74th birthday, Rudy! To add insult to injury, the Yankees lost the game 5-1, but it could have been worse: Giuliani could have been booed at a Mets game.

Hillary Clinton says she wants to be the CEO of Facebook



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Dell refreshes Precision laptops with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed | ZDNet

​How Verizon is using AR to up the ante on FiOS technician training | ZDNet

​How WhatsApp has emerged as an unwitting messenger of hate and division in India | ZDNet

Rio to raise $5 million with mobility app regulation | ZDNet

Bill Gates wants you to read these 5 books over the summer

Technology that changed us: The 1990s, from WorldWideWeb to Google | ZDNet

The key to digital transformation: Move customers to the center | ZDNet

NBN to overhaul fixed-wireless pricing | ZDNet


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Some interpretations and imaginations of some of the Scriptures refer to the development of systems mathematics as a key factor in opening the Holy Book Fund and putting Star Wars as a primary factor in the physical elevation and self-definition of the instruments used and recor

We asked scientists to review Westworld. We were not disappointed

The Best Digital Cameras of 2018

There are also premium bridge models with larger 1-inch sensors and shorter zooms. They still have a considerable size advantage over SLRs with comparable zooms—just think about carryin an interchangebale lens camera and two or three lenses to cover a 24-200mm, 24-400mm, or 24-600mm coverage range. They tend to be more expensive than an SLR, and certainly more than bridge models with smaller sensors, but do better at higher ISO settings and sport lenses that gather more light. If you put a premium on a lightweight camera, and want the versatility that a long zoom design delivers, look at a bridge model with a 1-inch sensor. Just be prepared to pay a premium.

Report: Apple's iPhones are all getting OLED screens next year

We heard back in November 2017 that Apple planned to launch three models this year ; a report from KGI Securities noted that two of them would feature OLED displays, and the other one – a cheaper 6.1-inch variant intended to take on the mid-range phone market – would come with an LCD display. So the transition to OLED for all its devices will likely take until 2019.

How to watch The Bachelorette

I'll be celebrating as always, by grabbing my favorite iridescent wine glass, getting in my favorite sweats and pulling out my phone for nonstop live-tweeting when the drama gets to be too much to handle. (If you already know the basics, I suggest you check out my guide to all things Bachelorette too!)

Instantly open Mobile Safari links in new tabs with this special tap gesture | Cult of Mac

For instance, did you ever use a shopping site that takes forever to reload a page when you return to it using the browser’s Back button ? Perhaps you’re working your way through search results on Amazon, and every time you go back to the list, it does a full reload. If you set new tabs to open in the foreground, and use this two-finger tap to navigate, then it will seem like you just tapped the link normally. But instead of having to reload the previous page, you can just close the current tab when you’re done, and you’ll be right back in your source list.

What Is 5G?

The speed of a wireless network is tied to how much spectrum you can use for it. Because T-Mobile is only using an average of 31MHz of spectrum at 600MHz as opposed to the hundreds of MHz that millimeter wave networks will use, its low-band 5G network will be a little bit faster than 4G, but not multiple gigabits fast. It will still have the low latency and many connections aspects of 5G, making it usable for gaming, self-driving cars, and smart cities, for instance. In cities, the millimeter-wave network will be super-fast.

This woman's 96-year-old mother-in-law reviewed every book she read in secret code

"I lost my mother in law last week. She was 96 and one of my best friends," Tarshis said. "A lifelong lover of books, she kept track of all she read on index cards and recorded her opinion in code. This is the key to her code and the cards we found among her belongings."

Star Wars fans can buy a piece of the Death Star — but it's not cheap

"Many of these sectional pieces did not survive after shooting and were discarded to landfill," the seller wrote. "After being discarded, an ex-ILM employee (name withheld per their request) rescued this specific piece and kept it as a memento for the next 37 years."


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Adorable little girl has the most terrifying imaginary friend ever

Morales was rightfully scared by Ruby's "imaginary mum, Grateful." The child details many frightening specifics about her so-called friend: "Her yellow eyelashes mean she can see in the dark — she only comes to see me at night-time. It scares me sometimes, but I always want her to come back. She has two babies in her belly. She's 14, but can never have a birthday."

Tech execs can't be trusted to fix the monster they created

Social media, smartphones, and other cutting-edge technology were supposed to improve the social experience and facilitate communications and access to information. But now they’ve become the source of many ills, including fake news, live suicides, and murders, hate speech and trolling, inescapable filter bubbles , and an immense distraction problem.

Uncheck all those Tumblr GDPR boxes at once with this cool bookmarklet | Cult of Mac

You’re most likely sick of the GDPR notifications coming at you via email and the web, but they’re actually great. Or rather, GDPR itself is great. Unlike the EU cookie notices that still seem to pop up in your browser, GDPR is actually useful, and shows the U.S. what happens when government looks after the interests of citizens, not corporations.

This Hermione dance is actual magic

Of course, it would take actual magic for me to perform anything close to this. Students of Hogwarts, get on my case.

The GDPR can slim your mailbox while improving mailing lists and business processes | ZDNet

Thanks to GDPR requests, I've deleted hundreds of emails and got off lots of mailing lists, which actually benefits the senders. Meanwhile, smart companies are using the new law to reduce the amount of data they keep and improve their business processes, according to an IBM survey

Explore the depths of Reddit with Narwhal [50 Essential iOS Apps #19] | Cult of Mac

Reddit isn’t something that is typically associated with the modern features and design of iOS. While much of the platform calls back to the days of user forums, it is indispensable as a source of news, conversation and entertainment for many. With Narwhal, you can make the most of your Reddit experience on iOS — and find the latest trends or the dankest memes.

Everyone hates Comcast and loves Netflix

In 2018, Windows died at home and nobody cared | ZDNet

While Microsoft's desktop operating system continues to be a key fixture of enterprise computing environments, it faces extinction at home. And Redmond seems perfectly fine with that.

Best movies on Netflix UK (May 2018): 150 films to choose from

Swedish symphony turns homophobic hate mail into beautiful music

Last month, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra in Sweden received a piece of homophobic hate mail after the orchestra performed music by LGBTQ composers. Instead of tearing the hate mail up, however, the orchestra decided to turn the letter into a beautiful cantata.

EU takes ban on plastic up a notch and forbids single-use plastics

The European Commission proposed a total ban on many single-use plastic and measures to reduce the consumption of others in the latest move to reduce marine pollution and carbon emissions.

HTC U12 Plus, Tab Active2, and new Chromebooks (MobileTechRoundup show #434) | ZDNet

HTC announced the new U12 Plus and it's fantastic. Acer also revealed four new Chromebooks, one that Kevin thinks challenges the Pixelbook. Samsung released an enterprise-focused tablet too.

Telstra moves on Geelong train tunnel mobile coverage | ZDNet

Telstra has said it will be installing 400 metres of cabling along the Geelong rail tunnel in an effort to provide in-train mobile coverage under the Victorian government's AU$18 million Regional Rail Connectivity Project (RRCP).

LifeProof cases for Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: Designed for rugged handling | ZDNet

James Gunn and Mark Hamill finally had the epic coffee date we've all been waiting for

James Gunn and Mark Hamill finally had the epic coffee date we've all been waiting for


People like their privacy (more than just noise cancelling). I think the idea of shared vehicles is good but their needs to be privacy screens that can fully obscure passengers from one another if they wish...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are honeymooning in romantic...Canada?

TMZ is reporting the newly married royal couple have decided to honeymoon in Canada, of all places. Specifically, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta, where they'll enjoy the 6,000 square foot Outlook Cabin.

Special report: Sensor'd enterprise: IoT, ML, and big data (free PDF)

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Jeff Bezos wants to build a moon colony, with or without NASA

But even if NASA gives up on the idea or if Blue Origin doesn't win the contract with the agency — we're sure SpaceX will be interested as well, despite its focus on Mars — there are other agencies that are interested in building a moon outpost. Bezos, for example, likes the European Space Agency's Moon Village vision of inter-lunar cooperation..

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57 Siri may become a better business tool by giving smart replies to declined calls
58 GDPR: Google and Facebook face up to $9.3 billion in fines on first day of new privacy law
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61 Solo shows Star Wars isn't built for a Marvel-style cinematic universe
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65 Meghan Markle’s coat of arms is the biggest design crime of 2018
66 To truly protect citizens, lawmakers need to restructure their regulatory oversight of big tech
67 Moleskine’s productivity app is as addictive as its notebooks
68 Disney reveals new village name inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
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85 Samsung to pay $539 million for iPhone patent infringement | ZDNet
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87 Monsanto closes first startup deal in Brazil | ZDNet
88 Amazon proves the smart home is as halfwitted as we are | ZDNet
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