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Samsung Announces Batman Themed Galaxy S7 Edge Smartphone - IGN

Samsung announces a smartphone tie-in with Injustice: Gods Among Us.

SpaceX launch: Watch live and cross your fingers for a landing

After scrubbing yesterday's attempted launch due to a

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...

Watch the Space Station's first inflatable habitat grow in new NASA time-lapse

Watch the space station's newest experimental habitat's seven hour inflation in a matter of seconds.

Watch PlayStation's E3 2016 event in a movie theater

Sony's PlayStation E3 Experience is back, with over 85 theaters showing the presentation live.

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...

Town forces asses to wear diapers

Technically Incorrect: Citing a need to preserve its tarmac roads, the town of Wajir in Kenya does the unthinkable and requires underwear on its donkeys.

'Battleborn' turned gaming cinematics into high art

You need to watch Battleborn's opening video.

The Asus Zenbo is a ridiculous home robot for $599

Meet Zenbo, a new robot friend for seniors, kids, and anybody else who wants to invite a less-cute real-world version of BB-8 into their own home. Asus chairman Jonney Shih showed off Zenbo on...

ASUS' Zenbo robot walks, talks and controls your home

Zenbo the $599 robot is cute, but will it do enough?

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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.

Forbes Welcome

"Take risks now and do something bold. You won’t regret it."

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. Learn more

Jawbone Is Trying to Sell Its Speaker Business

Jawbone is best known for its Up fitness trackers, a wrist-worn device that tracks things like steps taken, sleep, and heart rate. But the company also has a speaker business, which debuted in 2010, and produced several different sizes of wireless speakers. Although it was an early entrant into Internet-connected portable speakers, it’s a market that is saturated with competitors including established companies like Bose. As of last year, Jawbone’s share of the speaker U.S. market dwindled to 5%, prompting the company’s co-founder and chairman, Alex Asseily, to tell Fortune’s Adam Lashinsky that selling the non-wearable business would be “painful” but prudent.

Aorus' beefiest laptop gets a customisable backlit keyboard

Over at Computex, Aorus has been showing off an addition to its 17.3-inch gaming laptop, the X7 DT, which now boasts an RGB keyboard.

A Simple Software Update Lets Any Smartphone Detect Squeezes and Forceful Touches

Imagine unlocking your handset with a specific pattern of squeezes as you remove it from your pocket, or upgrading your iPhone 4 to match the capabilities of the 6s with nothing but a free firmware update. For now, this is just a research project, but 3D Touch and squeeze detection could one day be a standard feature on every smartphone.

Majority of US Adults Get News From Social Media

The numbers drop off from there, with just 31 percent of Tumblr users and 19 percent of LinkedIn users saying they get news from those sites. Pew also found that a majority of people (64 percent) get news on just one social media site—most commonly Facebook.

Eric Holder, who really wanted to put Edward Snowden in jail, now says he performed a 'public service'

Holder still thinks that Snowden's decision to leak classified documents was "inappropriate and illegal," but — now one year out of office — Holder's view of Snowden seems to have shifted in a substantial way. "We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged in and by the changes that we made," Holder said  on the CNN-produced podcast The Axe Files .

Iran forces messaging apps to move data to Iranian servers

Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s super-fast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any number of your phones, tablets or computers. With Telegram, you can send messages, photos, videos and files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc), as well as create groups for up to 5000 people or channels …

SpaceX successfully lands a Falcon 9 rocket at sea for the third time

SpaceX just successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. It was the third time in a row the company has landed a rocket booster at sea, and the fourth time overall.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the '90s was just as adorable as she is today

SEINFELD — "The Hot Tub" Episode 5 — Pictured: (l-r)Jerry Seinfeld as himself, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Jeremiah Birkett as Jean-Paul (Photo by Barry Slobin/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

eBay founder backing Gawker’s appeal of Hulk sex tape verdict

Pierre Omidyar, an eBay co-founder, is leading the charge to support Gawker in its appeal of a $140 million judgment awarded to Hulk Hogan, whose lawsuit was bankrolled by rival billionaire and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, The Post has learned.

Google beats Oracle as U.S. jury declares ‘fair use’ of Java in Android

(Jim Christie, Reuters) — A U.S. jury handed Alphabet’s Google a major victory on Thursday in a long-running copyright lawsuit against Oracle Corp, saying the law allowed Google’s use of Oracle’s software to create its Android smartphone operating system .

Mars Is Making Its Closest Approach to Us in a Decade and Here's How to Watch

Mars is one of our nearest space neighbors, but even it is still pretty far away—which is why its closest approach in a decade is such an unmissable opportunity. Here’s how and why to watch Mars’ close approach, and what you should be looking for when you do.

Verizon reaches tentative union deal to end strike for 35,000 workers

US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez  today announced that Verizon has reached a tentative deal with the Communication Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, all but ending a strike that encompassed an estimated 35,000 workers and has now stretched on for more than six weeks. The new contract would last for four years, and is currently being finalized. The secretary said workers could return to their jobs as early as next week. "This tentative resolution is a testament to the power of collective bargaining," said Perez in a statement.

As Facebook Focuses on Video, Engagement for Top Publishers Declines

Over the past year, Facebook has set its sights on becoming a platform for video — in particular live video, something it has been paying a number of media companies to produce, in order to promote its streaming feature. But the flip side of that increase is that non-video content produced by some of the leading publishers is getting less and less interaction.

Mark Zuckerberg will use Facebook Live to chat with the ISS

Live video is all the rage for Facebook right now, and next week CEO Mark Zuckerberg will show off the feature with some help from NASA. On Wednesday, June 1st, Zuckerberg will host a 20-minute livestream with NASA astronauts Tim Kopra and Jeff Williams along with the ESA's (European Space Agency's) Tim Peake, all three of whom are currently working onboard the ISS. The trio will take questions submitted to NASA's Facebook page , which is also where the stream will be shown. Things kick off at 12:55 PM ET, so set a reminder if you want to tune in.

Here's what to do if you're worried about cellphones causing cancer

If you don't want to shell out the dough for a fancy case, you can always put your cellphone in airplane mode to reduce the radio frequencies it emits. Obviously, you won't want to leave it on airplane mode all the time, but if you don't need to communicate with your phone for an extended period, airplane mode will cut virtually all emissions from the phone. As a bonus, you'll also help lessen the strain on your phone's battery.

Take a Tour of the Very Worst TSA Lines

Holiday weekends always suck for traveling but this one should be particularly hellacious. The TSA’s troubles won’t be resolved anytime soon , and lines are so long in some places that airlines have resorted to building their own customized checkpoint systems .

The National Spelling Bee's Twitter account takes no damn prisoners

@ScrippsBee, a Twitter account designed to live recap a children's spelling competition, has suddenly become the most feared entity in all of Twitter.

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

It is also useful to see how, when combined with the sites’ total reach, the proportion of users who gets news on each site translates to U.S. adults overall. Facebook is by far the largest social networking site, reaching 67% of U.S. adults. The two-thirds of Facebook users who get news there, then, amount to 44% of the general population. YouTube has the next greatest reach in terms of general usage, at 48% of U.S. adults. But only about a fifth of its users get news there, which amounts to 10% of the adult population. That puts it on par with Twitter, which has a smaller user base (16% of U.S. adults) but a larger portion getting news there.

On Game of Thrones, Some of the Players Are Getting Desperate

Um, the hell? Has Arya really failed the School of Face-Changing Assassins without learning anything other than a bit of blind-fighting? That seems unlikely, but mainly because of Chekhov’s School of Face-Changing Assassins; if you make a School of Face-Changing Assassins a large part of a major character’s storyline for multiple seasons, that School of Face-Changing Assassins has to go off—or at the very least, said character needs to learn how to magically change her face. If this is truly the end of Arya’s journey in Braavos, it will have been a spectacular waste of time. Again, I can’t really believe that’s true, but last night’s episode certainly presents this to be the case. It’s aggravating if nothing else.

The Stories of Science Are Brought to Life in This Comic Anthology

“It’s the Boston Comic Roundtable’s love letter to science,” co-editor Jordan Stillman told Gizmodo. “Imagine a comics anthology full of informative, beautifully drawn, and engaging stories that are compelling in their depiction of the wonder of science.” Past anthologies dealt with horror, urban fantasy, romance, science fiction, and even food.

VetTechTrek is creating an e-learning platform to help veterans build careers in the tech industry

So today VetTechTrek is launching Project Standard , an e-learning platform that will house a library of resources to help veterans build great post-military careers. Essentially, the nonprofit plans to help veterans with anything “that can help translate their military experiences to stories and skills that make sense for hiring managers and founding teams.”

Amazon built a tool that puts Alexa in your browser

Amazon's Alexa personal assistant is super useful in the Echo and lot of fun to use. But if you don't have an Echo or can't buy one because you're outside of the US, it can be hard to appreciate Alexa's skill set. In light of this, Amazon has created a web app that lets you play with Alexa right in your browser.

The Next Web 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. Learn more

AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule pulled from U.S. Apple Stores

Although the products are still available online, Apple no longer appears to be selling the AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule in its U.S. retail stores, according to a Friday report and checks by AppleInsider.

Apple's Request to Sell Refurbished iPhones in India Rejected

The Indian government has officially refused Apple’s proposal to sell refurbished phones in the country. In a press conference, Nirmala Sitharaman, commerce and industry minister, said that the government is not in favor of any company selling used phones in the country, irrespective of their certification.

Jeff Bezos slams Trump for 'working to freeze or chill the media'

"One thing that I think is not appropriate that Donald Trump is doing is working to freeze or chill the media that are examining him," Bezos said on stage at Vox Media's Code Conference in Los Angeles.

Microsoft will adjust malware-like upgrade policy for Windows 10 following outcry | ExtremeTech

For most of the past year, Microsoft has largely refused to change controversial Windows 10 policies, no matter how unhappy a vocal minority of users were over the company’s new strategy. Telemetry tracking, mandatory updates that combine security and non-security features, and the company’s insistence on an increasingly pushy Windows 10 upgrade schedule have all been impervious to consumer demands, though it did modify a plan to kill Skylake support for Windows 7 just 18 months after the platform launched and it did start handing out patch notes.

Twitter stops counting photos and usernames in its 140-character limit

But that’s not all that’s being announced today: You’re now able to retweet or quote tweet yourself, and Twitter is finally ditching the “.@” convention it had instituted for those wishing their tweets to be seen more more broadly. All of these updates will be available on Twitter’s website, as well as its iOS and Android apps, Twitter for Mac, and TweetDeck.

PAID POST: Giveaway: OtterBox uniVERSE case plus accessories

In order to spread the word about their new case, our friends at OtterBox are giving away the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System, made up of an OtterBox protective uniVERSE case plus Polar Pro Tripler tripod/extension pole, Polar Pro Power Pack Battery, Polar Pro Pulsar bluetooth speaker and SanDisk iXpand 64 GB expandable memory.

This State Is Most Likely To Ask Google How To Make A Baby

> Adjusted number of serial killings per 1 million: 5.86 > Total no. of serial killings: 174 > Worst decade for serial killings: 1980 Since the turn of the 20th century, there have been 174 serial murders in Oklahoma. Compared with the state’s population, serial killings occur more frequently in Oklahoma than in all but nine other states. There were 48 documented serial killings in Oklahoma in the 1980s — the most active decade compared to other decades. This was the case in many other states as well. In 1995, Timothy McVeigh killed 168 people in the Oklahoma City bombing. While this may be one of the worst home-grown terrorist attacks the country has experienced, McVeigh’s crime does not count as serial killing. Serial killing is separate consecutive murders, while mass murders are many killings in one incident. Read more at 24/7 Wall St.

Asus wheels out Zenbo, a cute home robot that seems too good to be true

The robot’s raisons d’être, apart from to make Asus a shed load of money, is to provide “assistance, entertainment, and companionship” for all members of the family. So, in an entertaining though indisputably offbeat short movie (above) touting Zenbo’s features, we see the bot trundle up to Mom to remind her she has a family photo shoot at 5pm. This sends her into a bit of a panic as she needs to make dinner first. We then see Zenbo reading out a paella recipe, with Mom able to ask for individual instructions as she goes.

Volvo predicts it will have fully autonomous cars for sale by 2020

Volvo will introduce an autopilot in 2017 similar to the current Tesla system, but by 2020 the firm fully expects and intends for its driverless technology to be truly autonomous. Volvo has no plans at this time to include road testing in the U.S. because different laws and guidelines in the 50 states make it impossible to complete credible testing.

ACLU: The Feds Need to Stop Being So Secretive

The ACLU agrees. "A basic promise of our Constitution is that the government must notify you at some point when it searches or seizes your private information," Alex Abdo, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, said in a statement.

How to print things

Double-print : This method works with most printers that can print double-sided. Print the first half (rounded up) of the document single -sided. Then take the resulting stack of paper and put it back in the printer, with page 1 facing up and the top towards you. Then print the second half of the document single-sided. It just so happens that this works out nicely with most printers, so that you don’t need to reverse all the sheets before putting them back in the printer. However, this method does not work with some simpler printers, especially those that can only print one-sided. The key property is whether documents with multiple pages come out of your printer in the correct order, or in reversed order. If they come out in reversed order, then you will need to reverse them before putting them back through to print the back sides.

A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite

Big John liked Harvey’s Wagon Wheel. They treated him the way he felt he deserved to be treated: as if he was someone. Blackjack was his game, and pretty soon he was playing often enough that he was regarded as a high roller. He’d come home to Clovis waving stacks of $100 bills and bragging about how easily he could beat the dealers. At Harvey’s they put him up for free, gave him the best rooms, often his favorite, Suite 1017. He got to know his way around the place, befriended the staff. In 1976, he was invited to spend three days at Harvey Gross’s ranch in the Carson Valley. Over there you could hunt pheasant and partridge, walk in the hills. One of the pilots who worked for Gross even took him on a trip up to the lake in the boss’s helicopter. When the pilot heard Big John was a flier, he let him take the controls for a while. Big John had never flown a helicopter before but took to it quickly; hovering was tricky, but level flight was simple. The pilot let him try a takeoff. It wasn’t exactly smooth, but Birges had the machine in the air without much difficulty.

New Wearable Tech Can Make Hospital Visits More Comfortable

In the age of the Internet, you can do almost anything wirelessly. This is especially intriguing in the health care field where professionals can monitor the data of patients without having to be in the room.

10 Predictions for the Future of IoT - OpenMind

Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in operations and management, as well as a research background in a variety of techniques and analysis. He has served as a reviewer and technical contributor for the publication of several business and technical books. His experience in higher education includes serving as an instructor in business and technology at several universities and colleges, including the University of California, Berkeley; California State University-East Bay; San Jose State University; and University of Massachusetts. He is the recipient of several awards, including Distinguished Tenured Staff Award of 2013, Business Program Instructor of the year for 2013, 2014 and the Parthenon award for best instructor in 2012, 2010 and the 2003, and Certificate of Honor for Instructor from the City and County of San Francisco. Banafa is included in the 2000–2001 Who’s Who in Finance and Industry

There's Now a Bible Written With Emojis [Update]

Are those long pages filled with words getting to you while at church? Maybe you’ll benefit from a new version of the Bible that’s made from emojis.

The entire spectrum of human emotion, in one spelling bee Vine

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the most grueling of all timeless American sporting events. It's tense, cutthroat, and is basically scripted almost entirely in dead languages. The stakes are higher than you could ever imagine. That's why it's not surprising that Nihar Janga, 11, and Jairam Hathwar, 13, (the competition's ultimate co-champions) were forced to experience a lifetime of emotion over the course of several hours in last night's final competition.

FBI documents strongly suggest Hulk Hogan lied in court

The final and most striking conclusion to be drawn from the unsealed documents is that it’s certain that a really breathtaking number of lies were told in that St. Petersburg courtroom. I mean, either there, or to the FBI.  Many of the witnesses in the Hogan/Gawker trial gave evidence to the FBI that directly contradicts their sworn testimonies in St. Petersburg. It is very, very hard to sort through the lies, between the media reports and all the conflicting testimony. Hogan knew, or did not know, that there were cameras in the Clems’ bedroom, where the tape was made. Heather Clem quite clearly knew that there was a tape; definitely, she lied in her sworn deposition in the Gawker case about that, since she describes to her husband, in the unsealed documents, the “squirming” faces he will see her making in the film she allegedly knew nothing about.

How Business Owners Can Honor the Fallen on Memorial Day

I grew up in the Washington, DC area, and while none of my family was military, probably half of the people I knew had some connection to our armed forces. Growing up with so many friends who would go on to serve, I gained a personal understanding of the both the desire to protect and the sacrifices that are too often made. On this Memorial Day, consider how your business supports those who are willing to give up their health, their limbs, and their lives for the protection and safety of others. Maybe this is an easy task in your business, but maybe it's not.

You look at your phone, now your phone can look back

Software from an Israeli startup could change the way you communicate with your phone.

Caltech sues Apple & Broadcom over alleged Wi-Fi patent infringements

Apple and one of its long-time Wi-Fi chip suppliers, Broadcom, violated several patents on Wi-Fi technology owned by the California Institute of Technology, according to a lawsuit launched this month.

TED Talks 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. Learn more


5 hidden iOS 9 features that will save you time and space - TechRepublic

The iPhone regularly gets software updates to add new features and change settings; however, many of these features go overlooked by users. Because of this, there are a lot of hidden features or features that are not so well known. In this article, we'll introduce you to five of these features that can make your iPhone workflow much easier, and even free up your device when it's sluggish. All of the tips in this article work with the latest versions of iOS 9, so continue reading to learn more.

51 10 'Game of Thrones' actors who are killing it on the internet
52 Grow “High Impact” Plants If Your Gardening Time Is Limited
53 Podcast: Business Technology Weekly - Fast moooving cattle tech - TechRepublic
54 5 more ways to secure OS X - TechRepublic
55 Jawbone has stopped producing its fitness trackers and sold the remaining inventory to a third party
56 Peter Thiel’s Gawker Suit Is Another Free Speech Debacle for Facebook
57 Sean O'Kane on Twitter
58 Samsung's next smartphone display was designed for VR
59 The TSA Is So Bad That Delta Has Had to Install Its Own Ultra-Efficient Security Checkpoints
60 Testing Roach Trap Glue on Humans Is Pure Torture
61 Dr Heimlich saves choking woman with manoeuvre he invented - BBC News
62 US automakers recall 12 million more vehicles with Takata airbags
63 Microsoft launches Remote Desktop for Windows 10 out of preview
64 This algorithm could make DNA origami as simple as 3D printing
65 'Player Two' is an animated short that shows what it's like to be a younger sibling
67 Our lonely society makes it hard to come home from war
68 Bitcoin price jumps 21 percent over 4 days, reaching a 21-month high
69 International startups: Sign up for a country pavilion at Disrupt SF
70 TED Talks on Twitter
71 Claire Atkinson on Twitter
72 The TheTechNewsBlog Daily
73 What Silicon Valley's billionaires don't understand about the first amendment | Nellie Bowles
74 Jawbone reportedly halts production of UP fitness trackers | ZDNet
76 This Bill in Congress Would Remove Credit Report Strikes After Four Years
77 The Romanian Teen Hacker Who Hunts Bugs to Resist the Dark Side
78 The Neuroscience of Op Art
79 More Details Have Been Revealed About Those Rogue One Reshoots
80 Your Brain Has A "Delete" Button--Here's How To Use It
81 Instead Of Renting An Apartment, Sign A Lease That Lets You Live Around The World
82 15% of American Adults Have Used Online Dating Sites or Mobile Dating Apps
83 AMD Teases Radeon RX 480: Launching June 29th For $199
84 Airbnb’s new site lets neighbors complain about noisy guests
85 The rise and fall of the Dungeon Master
86 Person of Interest: "The Day the World Went Away" Review - IGN
87 AMD's new processors let you binge watch for longer on laptops
88 General Mills Just Recalled 10 Million Pounds of Flour for a Possible E. coli Outbreak