Tonight's SpaceX rocket launch: start time, live stream, and what to expect
SpaceX will once again attempt its fifth rocket launch of the year this evening, after scrubbing yesterday's attempt. CEO Elon Musk tweeted that a "glitch in the motion of an upper stage engine...
'No Man's Sky' is delayed until August 9th
Prepare to wait a bit longer before going on your interstellar journey.
MacBook Pro Rumors Tease Touch ID, OLED Mini Screen
Citing analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and anonymous sources, 9to5Mac tips a "thinner and lighter" design.
Samsung's Batman Galaxy S7 Edge has Alfred on speed dial
I know when that Batline bling, that can only mean one thing.
The iBOT smart wheelchair lets users walk up stairs | ZDNet
Toyota hopes a new partnership will herald the wheelchair's return.
Planetary Resources cancels 'space selfie' project
But the company will refund all $1.5 million of its Kickstarter funding.
Researchers want robots to feel pain
Researchers in Germany are developing a way for robots to feel pain, in the hopes that doing so will enable them to better protect humans. The researchers, from Leibniz University of Hannover, are...
7 ways to practice emotional first aid
Learn what treatments for emotional wounds work for you.
Pay attention to yourself and learn how you, personally, deal with common emotional wounds. For instance, do you shrug them off, get really upset but recover quickly, get upset and recover slowly, squelch your feelings, or …? Use this analysis to help yourself understand which emotional first aid treatments work best for you in various situations (just as you would identify which of the many pain relievers on the shelves works best for you). The same goes for building emotional resilience. Try out various techniques and figure out which are easiest for you to implement and which tend to be most effective for you. But mostly, get into the habit of taking note of your psychological health on a regular basis — and especially after a stressful, difficult, or emotionally painful situation.
TNW Conference Europe 2016
In 2016 we are hosting our biggest conference so far, and we want to make sure everyone gets a chance to experience it.
I Wore a $400,000 F-35 Helmet and It Blew My Mind
Let me get this out of the way: the trillion dollar F-35 fighter jet program is an embarrassing mess . But it’s hard not to marvel at the very expensive technology’s promises. This conflict squeezed my brain this week, when the Air Force stopped by Gizmodo’s office with a $400,000 F-35 helmet in hand. They even let me wear it.
SpaceX Just Stuck Another Landing
Yesterday SpaceX planned the trickiest rocket landing yet. Unfortunately technical glitches meant it had to delay the attempt until today .
trainspottr.fm - Facebook as a Playlist
Discover music shared by pages you like on Facebook. Listen to your news feed as one big dynamic playlist, always up to date. Explore music shared by individual pages, from their humble beginnings up to this very moment. Never miss a track again.
Facebook and Microsoft team up to lay a massive internet cable across the Atlantic
Facebook and Microsoft announced a partnership today to lay the highest-capacity subsea internet cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean, starting with hubs connecting Northern Virginia to Bilbao, Spain. The cable, called "MAREA" after the Spanish word for "tide," will be capable of 160 terabits per second of bandwidth and will stretch more than 4,100 miles of ocean in a submarine cable system. The two companies have hired Telxius, the infrastructure company owned by global communications giant Telefónica, to manage MAREA and expand network hubs from Europe to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Construction is slated to begin in August of this year with a goal of October 2017 to complete the cable.
SpaceX on Twitter
When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location.
You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history.
Jawbone has stopped producing its fitness trackers and sold the remaining inventory to a third party
Lisa EadiciccoThe Jawbone UP4 fitness tracker. Jawbone has stopped making its UP fitness trackers and sold its remaining inventory to a third-party reseller, sources familiar with the matter told Tech Insider.
Ken Mingis on Twitter
The Best Images Reacting to the New, Awful Captain America Twist
So writer Nick Spencer had a bad idea for Captain America. And Marvel had the worse idea by letting it happen. But, as is often the case, the fans took the shitty lemons they were handed and made lemonade.
The X-Men Are Hollywood’s Most Under-Appreciated Heroes
The X-Men movies, which began in earnest in with X-Men in 2000, have never really been built like a franchise in the sense that we understand them now. There are no Marvel Studios-eque narrative phases to them. With the exception of the Wolverine movies—which, we concede, have shredded through their welcome—no one in any X-Flick is there to serve as spinoff fodder. ( Ladies and gentleman, Psylocke! Coming to theaters in 2019. ) While this difference may look like a lack of cohesion, it’s actually the franchise’s greatest strength. It allows each movie a looseness that other mega-franchises rarely get: Where Avengers: Age of Ultron suffered under the narrative burden of setting up the overarching premise of MCU’s Phase 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past was able to just concentrate on its own story. That same freedom also allows for a left-field entry like Deadpool to get into the fray without disrupting the natural order of the universe.
The First X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer Is an All-Star Evil Team-Up
Captain America: Civil War Is Fantastic, But Not Because of Captain America
Avengers: Age of Ultron Ain’t Perfect, But You’ll Love It
Apocalypse , meanwhile, saunters in with a white-hot (if largely underused) Oscar Isaac as the titular big bad, a handful of new X-Kids, and a full-on J.
This text line is helping teens talk about mental health without saying a word
Because of this data, Crisis Text Line knows that text counseling appeals to teens and young adults. About 65% of Crisis Text Line texters mention "school" as their location. While that’s not entirely surprising, an unexpected 35% of texters are estimated to be older than the line's target teen audience. In fact, 10% of Crisis Text Line texters are middle-aged men.
Amazon lets you access Alexa on the web via Echosim.io
Amazon lets you access Alexa on the web via Echosim.io
Amazon has released a web-based version of the Echo's Alexa, called Echosim.io.
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Understanding these emojis will turn you into a Snapchat pro
It turns out that these emojis, which range from baby face to grimace, aren't random at all. They can actually tell you a lot about your relationships on Snapchat.
Facebook starts selling offsite ads targeting non-users too
With more than 1.6 billion active users who share a range of personal information through its service, Facebook has built a formidable advertising business that enables companies to drill down into granular detail when targeting the audience they want to reach. That’s changed the game for generating interest in websites, services, app downloads or really anything online. While Facebook’s Audience Network has enabled it to extend that reach outside of Facebook to let advertisers find Facebook users while they are not inside the social network, today’s subtle move could hand advertisers the power to reach even more people.
Twitter says usernames and images will no longer count against 140-character limit
Twitter is expanding the number of things you can post in a 140-character tweet, without expanding the number of characters. Within the next few months, usernames, quoted tweets, photos, and other media attachments will no longer count against the tweet’s 140-character limit. The company says it will also (finally) enable users to begin tweets with usernames without first adding a period, and — attention thought leaders — natively retweet themselves.
Electric-car startup Faraday Future is already in expansion mode
FF's quick expansion is unprecedented for a startup automaker. The company employs nearly 800 people in the US, has three offices in California and one in North Las Vegas, and has a $1 billion factory about to get under way in Nevada while the company is shopping for a second plant.
Space Photos of the Week: Hangry Stars Munch Down a Cloud
Situated 8000 light-years away in the constellation Vulpecula – Latin for little fox – the region in the image is known as Vulpecula OB1. It is a “stellar association” in which a batch of truly giant “OB” stars is being born. The vast quantities of ultraviolet and other radiation emitted by these stars is compressing the surrounding cloud, causing nearby regions of dust and gas to begin the collapse into more new stars. In time, this process will "eat" its way through the cloud, transforming some of the raw material into shining new stars.
Some of the book’s most compelling passages are lists, sometimes as much as a paragraph in length. The spices, minerals, animals, fabrics and books carried into Timbuktu in the Middle Ages give a heady taste of what the city once was. The printing process swirls to life in red, gold and black inks, on paper from Fez or distant Venice. Three craftsmen were needed to create a manuscript: one for the words, another for the proofreading and a third to dash in the delicate intonation markings. Yet the tension, whether to share the texts or hide them, is ever-present. These millions of pages become the endangered species of the story, threatened by wave after wave of invaders.
Rosetta Finds Building Blocks For Life On Comet
Scientists have long debated the possibility that some of the key ingredients for life on Earth were brought to our newly-formed planet by comets and asteroids. A new discovery in the “fuzzy atmosphere” of Rosetta’s comet may lend some credence to this theory.
Google is building a self-driving car R&D center near Detroit
Google's Self-Driving Car Project just announced on Google+ that it's building what it calls a "self-driving technology development center" in Novi, Michigan, about 30 miles northwest of Detroit. The 53,000-square-foot facility will be used for research and development in concert with the company's Michigan-based partners — this is still the home of the American auto industry, after all — and will be where Google works alongside Fiat Chrysler (based another 30 miles north in Auburn Hills) to build its self-driving minivans starting later this year. "Many of our current partners are based here, so having a local facility will help us collaborate more easily and access Michigan's top talent in vehicle development and engineering," the post reads.
Terrapattern is the first open-access visual search engine for satellite maps
Terrapattern is a amazing visual search engine for satellite imagery, and somehow the first of its kind. It's very easy to use, click on a section of the map, and Terrapattern will show you all similar geographical features or landmarks in the area. A football field, bus station, outdoor pool — it doesn't matter, Terrapattern can pinpoint the related image and location with surprising accuracy.
Dive into summer with these ethereal aerial photos of pools
Zirwes has photographed other things from above - from football fields to construction zones to airfields. He says aerial photography stems from his "motivation to get new views on things" and his first explored the world from above during a commercial shoot, where he was hired to make a video, but shot some still images on the side. "And I remember the photos, shot straight down, had shadows and structures in fields that fascinated me from the beginning."
Merriam-Webster said the hot dog is a sandwich, and people are furious
And yea, for the hot dog is NOT a sandwich, for the meat tis exposed to the heavens and not blanketed by bread! This is my decree.
How (and why) I'm reducing my Windows PC headcount | ZDNet
The switch from Windows to OS X has really paid off for me from a reliability standpoint. On average, my Windows laptops needed some 4.5 support calls and 2.3 hardware repairs during the first three years of ownership. In the three-and-a-half years since switching to Macs, not once have I had to call tech support or had to have a system repaired under warranty. Sure, the Mac ecosystem is far from perfect, and there are still plenty of annoyances to contend with, but I'm wasting a lot less time hand-holding systems these days.
Tesla made a major bet to stand out from the competition — and now it might backfire
Tesla bet big on its battery design in the early days, enabled the company to have a long-range EV before anyone else. Most EVs from traditional automakers top out at around 100 miles on a charge. Tesla's competitors have also looked to battery pack designs that aren't as complex, that don't require thousands of individual Li-ion cells.
Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 add heart sensors, and Pebble Core stands in for your phone
The most notable software change revolves around what Pebble is calling Actions. The company found that people didn’t want to click through menus and apps in order to do something as simple as order an Uber, or begin composing a text to a loved one. With the new software, when you press the up button, the watch will immediately display a series of actions. Highlight the task you want to complete, press the middle button, and you’re done. You can set up actions within the Pebble app. Sticking with Pebble’s previous promise to support older products, the new software will also be available for current Pebble Time watches.
Climate change threatens iconic sites worldwide, but one country is trying to hide
Shrinking glaciers in Peru's Huascarán National Park have put the local water system, which a growing population depends on, at risk. The Huascarán is the country's highest peak, and the park is also home to 135 species of birds and diverse plant life. A popular tourist destination, the park is threatened by melting glaciers and rising temperatures which could eventually cause avalanches and flooding.
mixonic on Twitter
Dark UI patterns on the @verizonfios website. Number of agents "waiting" for a call is a randomly generated number. pic.twitter.com/A9cYTrZ3hX
How to take jaw-dropping photographs of star trails
Producing a star-trail demands a clear night and a camera with manual controls, which means a DSLR, or at least a capable compact. What lens you use will make a difference to the composition; an expensive full-frame camera will always squeeze more in than the cheaper crop sensor cameras, but it's more important just to use the widest angle lens you can get your hands on. You'll also need a tripod and a good dollop of patience; a star-trail takes about at least an hour, but the longer the better (pack a fresh battery).
13 Terrifically Terrible Sci-Fi Movies to Watch on a Long Weekend
Well, that’s me for the most part. There’s nothing quite like kicking back on a long weekend, closing your curtains, and suspending disbelief for hours at a time. And to really escape, you need a cocktail that mixes the best of fantasy with the worst of sci-fi. You know the genre I’m talking about. I’m talking about sci-fi movies that are so bad, so ridiculous, and so unbelievable that they’re amazing. Check out a baker’s dozen of my favorites.
JVM JIT optimization techniques
JVM is a brilliant piece of software that makes your code run faster without having to worry about
optimizations that might come at the expense of maintainable codebase (e.g. inlining methods in the source code).
These optimizations are affected by many factors, so it’s not worth optimizing anything before the need for that is well supported by measurements.
Gut feelings about code performance can be misleading, because there is a lot more under the hood of the JVM that it seems at first.
And exactly this is the great thing about it: for most of the time, many performance considerations are invisible from the higher abstraction levels,
so you can concentrate writing simple, elegant and maintainable applications in Java, Scala, Kotlin or anything that runs on the JVM.
JailbreakMe like Safari-based iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak Demoed
The latest iOS version that can be jailbroken currently is iOS 9.1. Back in October, Pangu Team released a new version of their popular Pangu Jailbreak tool to jailbreak iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2 . Apple responded quickly to kill the Pangu Jailbreak by releasing iOS 9.1 , which patched several vulnerabilities used by the jailbreak tool. It continued patching some more exploits in iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.2.1 used in the Pangu Jailbreak. But Pangu team responded recently, by releasing a new version of their Pangu Jailbreak tool to jailbreak iOS 9.1. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work with iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1 or iOS 9.3.2.
You can run but you can’t hide: Facebook ads are coming for you
So what does this mean for the average Joe web user? If they already have a Facebook profile, nothing much here will change — but those trying to avoid Facebook’s reach will find it much harder. Now non-users who visit a website displaying Facebook advertisements will be identified and tracked by the social media company (as other ad trackers do). This is how Facebook will attempt to show relevant ads to the unknown user, and it’s not unlike how Google tracks users to display relevant ads.
Apple building Amazon Echo competitor, says report
I don't know about you, but I can't wait to pick up all these echoes of the Echo, along with Amazon's device itself (powered by its Alexa app), and see who gets the upper hand in a witty-repartee contest. "OK, Google, Siri, Alexa: Who's the fairest voice-activated smart home speaker of them all? The snarkiest wins; the rest of you get recycled. Bwahahahaa..."
Keepin' it Reel, Episode 328: X-Men: Apocalypse Spoilercast - IGN
This week, we delve deep into SPOILERS to discuss X-Men: Apocalypse , which opens in North American theaters this weekend after a week in international release. We go over what we thought worked and didn't, what they got right comics-wise, and where we think the franchise may go next.
Europe will make publicly funded scientific research public
In addition to the free-for-all on science papers, the EU is extending the decision to scientific data. To do this, it's decreeing that data behind the articles and research be made publicly available and easy to reuse. In this case, it does note that there are well-founded reasons for not allowing this, such as "intellectual property rights, security or privacy." Where warranted, researchers will be able to keep the data behind closed doors. This exception's importance can't be understated: without the caveat, this effort to spark innovation could have led to the exact crowd the EU is hoping to attract heading elsewhere for fear of losing their competitive edge.
ASUS' GeForce GTX 1080 is faster and more colorful
There's more to it than just raw speed, too. You get customizable lighting that includes color-shifting and patterns -- you can even have the lights pulse to your music if you want your PC to serve as a tiny disco. ASUS' mix of heatpipes and custom-shaped fans also promises a card that's 30 percent cooler and three times quieter than NVIDIA's stock hardware.
7 simple LinkedIn photo tricks that will dramatically increase your chances of landing your dream job
7 simple LinkedIn photo tricks that will dramatically increase your chances of landing your dream job
Facebook Pulls Plug on Ad Software
Last year, Facebook tested software that would represent a bold expansion of its display ads business beyond its own inventory, a move potentially worth billions in revenue. Using a demand-side platform, or a DSP, marketers would be able to use Facebook users’ identity data to bid on ad slots across the mobile and desktop Internet in real time.
"Take risks now and do something bold. You won’t regret it."
Senate anti-encryption bill is effectively dead, for now
There were certainly signs that the would-be bill might die before it was really born. Burr and Feinstein didn't have a firm timetable, and it's difficult to propose legislation like this during an election year when support from tech companies could decide the outcome. There was also stiff opposition from the pro-privacy camp: Senator Ron Wyden threatened a filibuster.
A First Look at America’s Supergun
The Navy developed the railgun as a potent offensive weapon to blow holes in enemy ships, destroy tanks and level terrorist camps. The weapon system has the attention of top Pentagon officials also interested in its potential to knock enemy missiles out of the sky more inexpensively and in greater numbers than current missile-defense systems—perhaps within a decade.
Watch NASA's second attempt at inflating the first expandable habitat on the ISS
The BEAM's design is intended to give astronauts a bit more room aboard the ISS. But that won't happen just yet. First, the BEAM has to be tested out to see how it holds up in space. Because NASA doesn't know if the habitat is safe yet, astronauts will only enter it about three to four times a year, for a period of two years. And each time they do, they'll gather data that will be used to assess its conditions.
How the Textbook Industry Tries to Hook Your Prof
This is my favorite point to discuss with book reps. They bring in a fancy new textbook and argue that I should use it because it’s better. I respond that textbook A and textbook B are nearly the same. “Oh no!” the rep will say. “Ours is different! We have life science applications built right into the book!” OK, that might be true. That might even be different than other books. However, the core of the textbook is the same as other textbooks.
Those rumors of an all-glass iPhone just got a lot more realistic
But now those rumors seem even more likely to be true. At its annual shareholder meeting , the chairman of longtime iPhone supplier Catcher Technology Allen Horng said, indicated that the 2017 iPhone would indeed have an all-glass display. Catcher has been the chassis maker for iPhone devices for a number of years and the move to a non-aluminum chassis could mean Catcher would lose business.
Stop Selling. Start Sharing. What Social Media&#039;s All About
Kitchen knives come in a variety of blade styles; each blade is designed to perform different tasks. So, talk about them. Talk about knife blades, handles, edges, blade materials that work best for various jobs. Talk about the importance of keeping a knife sharp. Talk about the history of knives. Develop interesting associations with other subjects through your knives. The list is virtually endless and there are endless ways to talk about it all. Think creatively. But keep in mind that social media is a forum for conversation, for imparting information that will teach people something or help them in some way. Give people something to think about. Get them talking. Give them a reason to come back to your site regularly. You’re on social media to make people happy and your ongoing (consistent) presence on social media should be designed to keep them happy.
High Pressure Start-Ups Need Resourceful Front Line Leaders Like Our Vets
Betsy felt somewhat helpless to help Nick transition home after being forced into an unexpected medical retirement. "This was a such a difficult time for us as a family watching the stress of an unchallenging factory night job and frustrated that the business world doesn't recognize contribution equals experience." In Nick's case, he focused, took action, got his college degree and now works in the private sector. It shouldn't have been all up to Nick though. Supporting those that serve with respect for the contributions they can make and qualified experiences that can lead your company to success is more than a thank you, it's a smart pay-it-forward business decision.
Reddit will soon start rewriting certain links to make money
We’re going to be launching a feature that will automatically rewrite many links to online merchants so that they include a Reddit affiliate code. This feature will go live on June 3, 2016. Reddit will receive a small (generally single-digit) percentage of any purchases after someone clicks a link with one of our affiliate codes. This is part of our overall initiative to transform Reddit into a sustainable long-term business.