Someone got Windows 95 running on an Apple Watch
If you're willing to wait an hour for it to boot up, you can enjoy the ludicrous pleasures of running Windows 95 on an Apple Watch. Developer Nick Lee posted a video to YouTube this evening showing...
SpaceX releases 360-degree footage of the Falcon 9 sea landing
SpaceX has just published a stunning 360-degree video of its most recent feat: landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the ocean. If you ever wanted feel like you're...
The curious case of 'Quadrilateral Cowboy'
It was supposed to take six months to develop. Four years later, Brendon Chung explains what happened.
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Frontman for pop supergroup The Black Eyed Peas (selling 33MM albums and 58 million singles worldwide), will.i.am is a multi-faceted musician and entertainer. will.i.am’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, will.i.am 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.
Netflix Orders The Punisher Series - IGN
“We want to thank the fans who are clamoring for more of Jon’s stunning and powerful performance as Frank Castle from Marvel’s Daredevil,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb in a press release, “Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring Marvel’s The Punisher to Netflix.”
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The hottest PDF release of 2016 is finally here
Last night, hours before Drake's fourth studio album was set to be released, the rapper took to Instagram to belatedly join in the week-long Views album artwork Photoshop party . He announced the album's featured artists by placing a tiny version of himself on each of their shoulders.
Why Facebook Is Killing It—Even When Nobody Else Is
But throughout Facebook’s evolution, one constant has remained, and he wears a hoodie. Along with Facebook’s earnings yesterday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed a plan to restructure the company’s stock offering. In short, Zuckerberg wants to be able to give away his Facebook shares without giving up control of the company. That may sound like a power grab, and it is. But if you’re a Facebook shareholder, your only response should be: more power to him.
Snapchat Scores Deal With NBC to Showcase Olympics
The deal covers only the U.S., where Comcast paid about $1.23 billion for broadcast rights. Snapchat isn’t paying for access. Instead, the companies will share revenue from advertisements paired with the content, which NBC will take the lead in selling. The content BuzzFeed creates won’t be exclusive to Snapchat, which is looking for other Olympics partners internationally.
Watch This Guy Ride a Homemade Hoverbike
Furze was challenged by Ford to create something extraordinary, and with this contraption, he seems to have more than delivered. As Furve proudly explains, "It has no steering! It has no breaks! It's got two accelerators and not even a seat!" But what it does have is that special dose of awesomeness that makes anyone who watches this video want a hoverbike, and want it now.
Intel cuts Atom chips, basically giving up on the smartphone and tablet markets
"In terms of Cherry Trail, form factor boundaries are increasingly blurring in the mobile computing market, and we no longer look at tablets as a stand-alone segment," an Intel spokeswoman said in an email Friday afternoon. "Our product roadmap reflects that. We will continue to support our tablet customers with Sofia 3G/3GR, Bay Trail and Cherry Trail now, and later with Apollo Lake and some SKUs from our Core processor family."
Review: Razer Blade Stealth is a svelte machine with potential
It’s hard to figure out what the Blade Stealth is for, since it’s an ultrabook that really wants to be a gaming machine, but at first, can’t. With no real gaming capabilities other than the Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM, on its own I’m restricted to all the things that “normal people” do on computers. You know, word processing, watching videos, Internet and communications (younger people call that “social media”).
7 lessons about finding the work you were meant to do
4. Other people often nudge you toward calling . Sharon Long had worked odd jobs most of her life. As Isay tells it, “Her daughter was going to college, and as the bursar was helping them with financial aid forms, she said quietly to herself, ‘I wish I could’ve gone to college.’ The bursar responded, ‘It’s not too late.’” Sharon enrolled in an art program, and on her advisor’s suggestion, took forensic anthropology as her science. “The advisor suggested it for no other reason than he thought it was the easiest science course for the science requirement,” says Isay. “But the minute she sat in that class, it was boom — this is what she was meant to do.” Isay tells this story to illustrate how calling, while very personal, is also relational. “People bump you this way and that way,” he says, often without realizing it. “When people find their callings, they want to honor those people who helped them get there.”
Belgium Is Giving Its Population Iodine Tablets in Case of Nuclear Disaster
Maybe the Belgians known something we don’t. The country has just decided to give everyone iodine pills for the event of nuclear catastrophe.
Unmasking the Men Behind Zero Hedge, Wall Street's Renegade Blog
A former “director of contributor success” at website Seeking Alpha, Lokey said he joined Zero Hedge for $6,000 a month and received an annual bonus of $50,000, earning more than $100,000 last year. His salary helped pay the rent on a “very nice” condominium on South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island, he said. Despite the compensation, he contends that he left because he disagreed with the site's editorial vision. “Reality checks are great. But Zero Hedge ceased to serve that public service years ago,” Lokey wrote. “They care what generates page views. Clicks. Money.”
How Domino's AnyWare Put Automagic Pizza on Every Platform
This isn’t a fatal flaw, and no hassle at all if you order pizza regularly. But it is strangely inconvenient, when convenience is the entire point. (Granted, AnyWare works seamlessly once you’re in the system.) I’m hardly alone in noticing this. “Right now there are technology challenges that are making it clunky and a negative user experience,” says Schwartz. Still, she understands why Domino’s forges ahead. At a time when brands want to be everywhere, they’re trying everything and working out the details later. It gives consumers the perception “that you’re ready whenever they are,” she says.
Love And Sex Are A Swipe Away But Finding Friends Digitally Is Still Hard
The service did bring people together—she remembers two women who met at a rock-climbing event who made plans to go trapezing, something both had always wanted to do—but she ultimately found it hard to get enough participation to interest potential investors, which itself made it hard to fund new features for the app in order to attract new users.
Travelers, personalized tours, and bootstrapping in Lisbon
With Inviita, we provide personalized customer experiences, making travel solutions stand out from the rest, now and in the future. What we’re working on is to continually enhance customer experience. I think that will be the strategy to stand out in the travel sector.
These Are the Most Serious Catastrophic Threats Faced by Humanity
Oxford’s Global Priorities Project has compiled a list of catastrophes—both natural and self-inflicted—that could kill off 10 percent or more of the human population. It’s a real buzzkill of a report and it says that any of these catastrophes could happen within the next five years.
The 'Mass Effect' theme park attraction opens in May
Mass Effect is traveling to a strange new world: California's Great America theme park. The Mass Effect attraction opens on May 18th at California's Great America in Santa Clara, featuring an interactive 3D presentation with 4D effects, all hosted by a live performer. Riders will travel to "a distant planet" to make a stand against "larger-than-life foes," though there's no word on which characters will make an appearance in the experience. The ride is made in conjunction with Mass Effect publisher EA, and developer BioWare announced it back in September .
Video consumption on Snapchat more than doubled in less than a year
Snapchat may have started out as the ephemeral messaging and photo-sharing app, but a majority of users now consume video there too, according to a report from Bloomberg today.
'Captain America: Civil War' is the best Avengers movie yet (no spoilers)
"I knew I wanted to show the actor's faces," said Rachael, "as Marvel has always put as much focus on the characters behind the masks as they do on the action, in their comics and in the films. It's also a brilliant part of the rich shared film universe they've built up, so when you're watching 'Civil War' it's not just Cap and Ol' Shellhead throwing punches at each other, but two people with rich, separate histories we've watched develop over several years now. It raises the stakes, and adds so much extra weight and emotion to this clash of ideals."
Supreme Court approves rule change that expands FBI computer search powers
Under the amendments, which comes into effect on Dec. 1 unless Congress passes legislation changing it, a magistrate judge with authority in any district, where activities related to a crime may have occurred, can issue a warrant to use remote access to search computers and other devices and seize or copy electronically stored information located within or outside that district, if the district where the computer or information is located has been concealed through technological means.
Hear AI play Beethoven like The Beatles
Here’s what it sounds like when artificial intelligence learns to play “Ode To Joy” in the style of EDM, Brazilian guitar, and The Beatles’ “Penny Lane”:
Phil Schiller takes to Twitter to remind everyone not to pluralize Apple products
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Facebook hit with lawsuit over plan to issue new stock
SAN FRANCISCO A Facebook Inc ( FB.O ) shareholder filed a proposed class action lawsuit on Friday in a bid to stop the company's plan to issue new Class C stock, calling the move an unfair deal to entrench Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg as controlling shareholder.
Justin Timberlake reminds us of the inevitable death of all things
At the end of every April, clever people on Tumblr and Twitter would post images from N’Sync’s "It’s Gonna Be Me" video, marked with the caption "It’s Gonna Be May." In fact, the lyric used the word "me," but when sung aloud, it sounded like "May" (the name of the forthcoming month), and the tension of the dual meanings made us happy and caused us to laugh. Variations on the meme spread until eventually we grew tired of it and moved on, but the joy of the meme stayed with us as we continued our journeys.
Who knew Armada was such a talented musician?
Here's what Business Insider employees just said about why people are leaving
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Intel's Changing Future: Smartphone SoCs Broxton & SoFIA Officially Cancelled
The other side of this news is the cancellation of the SoFIA 3GX, LTE and LTE2 commercial platforms as well. SoFIA as a platform had missed its original targets, was delayed (some analysts suggest up to a year), and in the end was developed through agreements made with RockChip and Spreadtrum to manufacture some of the SoFIA SoCs for those markets using a less expensive process node but also using the expertise of these two bulk SoC sales companies. We were expecting SoFIA with Intel’s 2nd generation LTE, as well as the next microarchitecture in SoFIA, to be announced this year. As of today’s email exchange with Intel, these programs are now cancelled, again effective immediately. At this point details on how the arrangements with RockChip and Spreadtrum are unclear (Intel declined to comment).
It May Soon Be a Lot Harder for the Law to Get Into Your Email
The new bill (an earlier version for which, full discloser, the author once helped co-write an endorsement as an advocate with the EFF) would require a warrant for law enforcement to access content stored in the cloud, “that includes emails, text messages, documents, photos, spreadsheets, or a Facebook message you sent to somebody,” Guliani explained. If you backup your phone to the cloud, with the law that’s currently in effect, “instead of going to you and saying ‘Hey, I want your phone and give me everything that’s on it — cops go to Apple and say ‘I want what’s in the could; give me everything that’s in the cloud,” says Guliani.
Venezuela’s Energy Crisis Is Proof Renewables Aren’t Enough for the US
Renewables—a class that includes wind, solar, hydroelectric, and geothermal energy—currently supply about 13 percent of electricity in the US. That fraction is growing steadily. Which is fine for now, because the grid has things like coal and natural gas to keep the lights on when renewable sources are unavailable. But the whole point of renewable energy sources is to replace dirty stuff like coal. “I’d argue you can stay stable with up to 22 or 23 percent of your energy coming from renewables, as long as you have diversified portfolio,” says Frank Wolak, Stanford University’s director of energy and sustainable development. Beyond that, intermittency is going to start causing outages—dragging down the economy in the meantime.
Judge rules for Fitbit in patent dispute with Jawbone
Fitbit just won a legal ruling invalidating the patents Jawbone was using to block it from importing its foreign-made fitness bands to the US. The ruling reduces the chance for Fitbit to face an import ban from the US International Trade Commission, but Jawbone will move forward with a separate suit against Fitbit for stealing trade secrets.
Google has a crazy idea for injecting a computer into your eyeball
Here's how it would work: After surgically removing a person's lens from the lens capsule of his or her eye (ouch!), a fluid would be injected into the capsule. This fluid would act sort of like a glue, allowing whoever is conducting the procedure to attach an "intra-ocular device" to the lens capsule.
Exclusive: Yahoo's bidder shortlist points to cash deal -sources
Yahoo Inc has shortlisted close to 10 bidders in the auction for its core Internet assets, including Verizon Communications Inc, with most offers involving cash rather than a combination with another company, according to people familiar with the matter.
FCC wireless auction hits spectrum target, paving the way for fast, reliable 5G
Television stations have volunteered to sell off 126MHz of “beach front” wireless spectrum to mobile carriers in an ongoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction, potentially bringing higher speeds and more reliable networks to customers.
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GM design chief Ed Welburn on his 44-year legacy and the high-tech future of the connected car
As our chat wraps up, I mention the Buick Avista , the gorgeous concept coupe that some people (myself included) thought won NAIAS in January. What sucks is that — like far too many beautiful concept cars — the Avista doesn't seem to be in the production plan, and I was desperate to get Welburn's take on it. "When we developed [the Avista], naturally it was not in the plan for production," he insists. "It was really a labor of love within the Buick studio to create a vehicle, a vision of what's possible for the brand, a vision of the evolution of the design language of the brand — the grille shape, the lamp shapes, the body side, the interior — all those elements came together in really this labor of love in the studio to express the future face of Buick design. And they did it in a very well-executed way. So if in fact there's a possibility of going into production, you could do that. It has been very valuable for the studio team, and every production vehicle that is under development in the Buick studio has been impacted by that car."
Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World's Most Powerful Particle Collider
"We had electrical problems, and we are pretty sure this was caused by a small animal," says Arnaud Marsollier, head of press for CERN , the organization that runs the $7 billion particle collider in Switzerland. Although they had not conducted a thorough analysis of the remains, Marsollier says they believe the creature was "a weasel, probably." (Update: An official briefing document from CERN indicates the creature may have been a marten.)
The FBI might soon be allowed to hack any computer in the world
The US Supreme Court has approved a change in Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, so judges across the country now have the authority to issue warrants for remote electronic searches outside their district.
Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale will be made into a series at Hulu
Hulu has given a series order to The Handmaid's Tale , a show based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel of the same name. The story is set in Gilead, a military republic (formerly part of the United States) where a suspension of the Constitution strips women entirely of their rights. Atwood will serve as a consulting producer for the series.
John Romero puts Blackroom Kickstarter on hold to finish gameplay demo
In a backer-only message, Romero revealed that the campaign — which was looking to raise $700,000 to fund development — is being put on hold so that studio Night Work Games can create a gameplay demo. Romero says that while the campaign created a lot of interest, that didn't translate into a lot of backers, and he believes the lack of a gameplay demo is the reason. When the initial campaign launched, details on the game were relatively slim; there was no trailer or screenshots, for instance, only a few pieces of concept art. Prior to being cancelled, the Blackroom Kickstarter raised more than $130,000 from just over 2,200 backers.
Google CEO Pichai says devices will fade away - but launches new hardware division | ZDNet
Google is also moving its OnHub home router from Alphabet-run Access to its devices division, as well as ATAP, the experimental hardware unit Google retained after selling Motorola to Lenovo. The other device Osterloh will oversee is Google Glass.
The 13 Most Promising New Anime of Spring 2016 - IGN
Five moe high school girls join their school’s motorcycle club, and while it seems fairly innocent at first, this anime gets weird. That’s Bakuon’s strength. From bushy browed protagonist Hane trying to get her license while learning on talking motorcycle, to intense fights between two of the girls over brand and model superiority, there’s always another weird joke around the corner. Bakuon is heavy on fan service and a has few tasteless jokes, but otherwise offers a fun journey between friends as they share their love of motorcycles and pseudo delinquency.
5 Gadgets Tough Enough for Campers
If you’re going to take your tech out into the wild, you need a way to keep it all charged—without having to stand around the power outlets outside the ranger’s office. RAVPower’s 15W Solar Charger is an especially practical option. Unfolded, it extends to 31-inches wide, which helps it generate more power than smaller (and often higher-priced) rivals. But despite its size, it still packs up into a light package (1.5 pounds) that’s slim enough to slide into a backpack. Four grommets on either end of the charger allow you to hook the panels onto your backpack with a carabiner for on-the-hike charging. There’s also a convenient pocket in the nylon case, so you can keep your smartphone safe and out of the sun while it powers up. $50, ravpower.com
The beautiful MIN7 speaker is about $500 too expensive
As far as looks are concerned, the MIN7, by Minfort, is one of the most beautiful speakers I’ve ever laid eyes on. Each model is handmade using recycled hardwood from old furniture.
Telegram calls Google buyout rumor 'absolute bullshit'
But its CEO has been critical of the likes of Facebook and Google for paying lip service to things like privacy, and says he has no plans to make a profit from the company, so it really wouldn’t be a good fit.
io9 Was Founded on the Idea That Science Fiction Belongs to Everyone
When I started working on io9 in 2007, we didn’t have a name for the site yet. We hadn’t come up with any real plans for how we were going to cover science fiction, science and futurism. But there was already a central idea that the site was based around: That science fiction is for absolutely everybody who enjoys it.
Report: A Weasel Shut Down the Large Hadron Collider
A tiny mammal has reportedly brought the world’s largest scientific experiment to a halt. The Large Hadron Collider suffered a power outage last night, after a luckless weasel decided to chew on a 66-kilovolt power cable.
A Mysterious Object From Earth's Distant Past Has Returned
A first-of-its-kind space rock filled with pristine material from the formation of the Earth itself has returned to the inner solar system, after billions of years in the cosmic boondocks. And it could help us piece together our planet’s origin story.
How to read the genome and build a human being
Secrets, disease and beauty are all written in the human genome, the complete set of genetic instructions needed to build a human being. Now, as scientist and entrepreneur Riccardo Sabatini shows us, we have the power to read this complex code, predicting things like height, eye color, age and even facial structure — all from a vial of blood. And soon, Sabatini says, our new understanding of the genome will allow us to personalize treatments for diseases like cancer. We have the power to change life as we know it. How will we use it?
The Flash Movie Director Seth Grahame-Smith Leaves Over 'Creative Differences' - IGN
THR reports that The Flash movie will keep the script Grahame-Smith wrote off of a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The directing duo were once considering helming The Flash, but have since become attached to Disney's untitled Han Solo anthology film .