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Millions of users are going to miss out on a free Windows 10 upgrade

300 million devices run Windows 10, but a whole lot of people still haven't taken that free upgrade.

Microsoft's hover gestures for Windows phones are magnificent

Microsoft had been planning to introduce a unique 3D Touch feature with a flagship Windows phone back in 2014. While the device was canceled, the work behind Microsoft's Kinect-like gestures lives...

Tonight’s SpaceX rocket launch: start time, live stream, and what to expect

Update 10:27AM ET: Due to the potential for bad weather, SpaceX has pushed back the launch to Friday at 1:21AM ET. SpaceX is gearing up for its next launch this week, and this one is taking place...

Navigate your smartwatch by touching your skin

New tech from Carnegie Mellon makes it much easier to play 'Angry Birds' on your wrist.

Can Virtual Reality Cure Paranoia?

Oxford researchers used VR to treat severe paranoia by allowing people to face their fears in a controlled environment.

Stephen Colbert honors fallen candidates in 'Hungry For Power Games'

Like 'The Hunger Games'...but worse.

Firefighters rescuing 4 kittens from blaze captured by helmet camera

The kittens were reunited with their mother who returned to the scene.

It doesn't matter who created Bitcoin

It hasn't been a great week for the guy who claimed to have invented Bitcoin.

'Dangerous Golf' swaps fairways for chaos on June 3rd

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Even Conservatives Say Trump’s Immigration Plan Is Dystopian

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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

Forbes Welcome

"If you’re willing to meet me halfway and challenge yourself…you’ve got the power to change your life."

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Minivans Are the Future

The news that Google’s next self-driving car will be a modified Chrysler Pacifica hybrid has quickly elevated “minivan” from the punchlines of dad jokes to a totally serious solution for our transportation troubles. It’s not surprising at all. Zipping a bunch of people and their stuff around a city safely is exactly what minivans were destined to do. The future of driving—ahem, riding —is the minivan.


Persona 5 Japanese Release Date, Collector's Edition Announced - IGN

A 20th anniversary-themed Collector's Edition was also announced for Persona 5 in Japan, including an art book, a soundtrack with songs from previous Persona games, and series-inspired DLC, including outfits from Persona 3 and 4. The set will be available for 13,800 yen (roughly $128USD). A Western version of the Collector’s Edition has not been confirmed.

Windows 10 is now on over 300 million devices, upgrade will cost $119 after July 29

Microsoft today announced that its Windows 10 operating system has now been installed on more than 300 million devices. That’s up from the “more than 270 million devices” milestone announced on March 30 .

The 19 most offensive things about Donald Trump's taco bowl tweet

"Happy #CincoDeMayo ! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!" the tweet read.

GM, Lyft to Test Self-Driving Electric Taxis

General Motors Co. GM -0.16 % and Lyft Inc. within a year will begin testing a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric taxis on public roads, a move central to the companies’ joint efforts to challenge Silicon Valley giants in the battle to reshape the auto industry.

Vape Expectations

•All tobacco products introduced after February 15, 2007, that are not currently regulated by the FDA must undergo a lengthy approval process to stay on the market—that includes virtually every vaping product in existence.

LAPD hacked into iPhone of slain wife of 'Shield' actor, documents show

LAPD detectives found an alternative way to bypass the security features on the white iPhone 5S belonging to April Jace, whom the actor is accused of killing at their South L.A. home in 2014, according to a search warrant filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

LAPD hacked into iPhone of slain wife of 'Shield' actor, documents show

LAPD detectives found an alternative way to bypass the security features on the white iPhone 5S belonging to April Jace, whom the actor is accused of killing at their South L.A. home in 2014, according to a search warrant filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

How to Watch Tonight's Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is tonight, and it’s going to be a spectacular show. Here’s how, when, and where to watch the Eta Aquarids—and why they’ve been so unjustly ignored for so long.

Everything You Need to Know About the Theranos Saga So Far

Legend has it, Elizabeth Holmes founded Theranos because she is afraid of needles. Which is an oversimplified version of what really happened. Holmes spent some of her freshman year at Stanford working in chemical engineering professor Channing Robertson’s lab alongside PhDs. Over the summer, she interned in a lab in Singapore that was looking for ways to detect SARS in minute traces of blood and mucus. She came back charged, and spent days working on a patent for a patch-worn drug delivery system. She presented her patent to Robertson and told him she was dropping out of school to start a company. She asked him to join the board, and he agreed.

Cupertino's mayor is furious at Apple: 'They abuse us'

In fact, when Chang last decided to pay an impromptu visit to Apple's campus, while he was a city-council member, before he was mayor, security escorted him off campus. "They said, 'You cannot come in — you're not invited,'" Chang told The Guardian.

Microsoft no longer allows administrators to block Windows Store access in Windows 10 Pro | ZDNet

"Microsoft is focused on helping enterprises manage their environment while giving people choice in the apps and devices they use to be productive across work and life. Windows 10 Enterprise is our offering that provides IT pros with the most granular control over company devices. Windows 10 Pro offers a subset of those capabilities and is recommended for small and mid-size businesses looking for some management controls, but not the full suite necessary for IT pros at larger enterprises.The ability to block access to the Windows Store is typically for organizations who want more control over corporate-owned devices. This fits into the value of Windows 10 Enterprise.

Lyft and GM will test self-driving fleet within a year

Earlier this year, the Detroit automaker invested $500 million and secured a seat on the board of the ride-sharing service, with the goal of rapidly implementing their vision of a driverless taxi network. Back in March, GM also acquired San Francisco-based Cruise Automation to further speed up that goal. Prior to the acquisition, Cruise built aftermarket self-driving kits that could be added to several Audi vehicles for around $10,000.

Craig Wright backs out and won’t prove that he is bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto

Dr. Craig Steven Wright is an Australian computer scientist, businessman and inventor. Born October 1970, in Brisbane, Queensland. Wright graduated from high school in 1987 from Padua College in Brisbane and studied engineering at the University of Queensland, switching to computer science in his fourth year. He later studied nuclear physics and organic chemistry (fuel sciences). Wright held …

Sonic grabs top honors as World Video Game Hall of Fame inductee

Narrowed down from a field of 15 finalists, this year's winners come from multiple decades and platforms, but all get the nod for their significant contributions to "the video game industry, popular culture, and society in general." Sonic and Zelda are ingrained in popular culture with their countless sequels and spin-offs, but GTA III was groundbreaking for its 3D, sandbox-style open world. Likewise, The Sims ' "virtual dollhouse" proved games didn't need a concrete plot to achieve universal appeal. On the older end of the spectrum, Space Invaders was a runaway success that introduced the "high score" box, and at 45-years-old The Oregon Trail has undoubtedly taught generations of American children to fear dying of dysentery.

Facebook tests temporary reactions with a flower for Mother's Day

It's the Thursday before Mother's Day, which makes it the last day you can comfortably order flowers for your mom without freaking out that they won't arrive in time. But if you forget, or are simply too cheap to spring for an Edible Arrangement, Facebook is offering a digital flower in some markets. The flower was spotted by  Twitter user Sreedev Sharma . "To celebrate Mother's Day, we are testing the ability for people in a few markets to leave a flower reaction," the company said in a statement. This marks the first time the company has offered a temporary reaction, and comes three months after  it expanded the like button to include a range of other responses .

Netflix is turning the acclaimed indie movie 'Dear White People' into a comedy series

“During the film’s release, I had the pleasure to speak with hundreds of students and faculty across a variety of college campuses dealing with these very issues in real time. I'm so grateful to have this platform – not only to give a voice to those too often unheard in our culture, but to also tell great stories from new points of views," Simien said in a statement.

Amazon is leasing more Boeing cargo planes to expand its shipping network

Amazon has  reached an agreement with cargo airline Atlas Air Worldwide to lease 20 Boeing 767s to better help it ferry products around the US. The deal, announced today to coincide with Atlas's first-quarter earnings, also allows Amazon to purchase up to a 30 percent stake in the aircraft company over the next 10 years. The deal is just the  latest in a series of strategic moves Amazon has made to reduce its reliance on third-party shipping services like UPS and FedEx. In March, Amazon  announced a similar deal to lease as many as 20 Boeing cargo planes from Air Transport Services Group.

Netflix now lets you control exactly how much data it eats up on iOS and Android

Netflix started testing the ability to save you some data  while on mobile networks on Android phones a few weeks ago. Now the same feature is rolling out globally to all Android and iOS users.

From the Editor (Wired UK)

This month we meet businesses ranging from Patagonia to Pigeonly that have a social or environmental mission at their core - which in itself helps build market value. As Ayah Bdeir of littleBits points out, building a business with a social goal (in her case, to let anyone be an inventor) is wholly compatible with a focus on profit: "Making money is important," she says. "Money is freedom for a company." But purpose is what brings Google employees to take pay cuts to join, and what boosts morale during a startup's stress points. If a company optimises for both, Bdeir says, "It feeds your head, heart and pocket. There's no better way to live your life." No wonder the WIRED team have been feeling particularly uplifted while preparing this edition.

Apple’s App Store search is completely broken right now

Apple’s App Store search is experiencing significant issues this morning, which, if allowed to continue for a longer period of time, could end up impacting app developers’ sales. The problem is that keyword searches on the App Store are simply not returning the appropriate list of apps, and aren’t even able to pull up many apps by name. This is true even for major brands, like Google, Uber, Tumblr, Vine, Spotify, Candy Crush, YouTube, and several others.

Bitcoin 'creator' backs out of Satoshi coin move 'proof' - BBC News

"A lot more people in the Bitcoin community are going to be unconvinced of Dr Wright's claims than will believe he is Satoshi, based upon what's happened to date," commented Dr Garrick Hileman, an economic historian at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance.

Instagram Brand Profiles are Coming – Here’s a First Look

Back in March, re/code reported that Instagram was working on a range of new features to promote more advertising and brand activity on the platform, including analytics tools, the ability to buy Instagram ads via mobile and specific profiles for businesses. While there was no set date listed for the release of these new brand tools at the time, re/code’s sources suggested they would all be available within the next few months. And now, the first images of the new brand pages for Instagram have been spotted, with posting images of the new profile format – or, at least, how the new brand profiles look at this stage of the testing process.

Google's AI has read enough romance novels to write its own

After going through the massive trove of novels, the engine was tasked with writing sentences of its own based on what it had learned. It then compared its own work with text from books it had read, so as to continually improve its ability to generate better sentences.

T-Mobile to offer subscribers stock and other freebies in next ‘Un-carrier’ move

T-Mobile USA is preparing its eleventh “Un-carrier” event for early next month, a person with knowledge of the company’s plans told VentureBeat. It will kick off a customer appreciation campaign that introduces an app called T-Mobile Tuesdays, which will earn subscribers weekly freebies, chances at prize giveaways, and even equity in the company itself, the person said.

New York Times will soon deliver meals, not just newspapers

You'll have two ordering options. For one, you can choose and reorder one-off meal kits at any time from the collection of NYT Cooking recipes. The other lets you sign up for a subscription to receive as many meals a week as you want, and you'll be able to swap out, add or delete any meal from your order. NYT Cooking and Chef'd will offer meal suggestions based on customer preferences, and recipes will be updated often that are focused on trends, seasonal items and holidays, the publication said in a press release.

Periscope mimics FB Live by letting you permanently #Save replays

Periscope added its biggest missing feature today in a move that could make it more palatable to brands and social stars, and help it compete with Facebook Live. You can now permanently save replays of your broadcasts by including #Save in their title. You still can delete them later if you want. Previously, broadcasts disappeared after 24 hours.

Here's Why Disney Wants to Buy a Chunk of Major League Baseball's Video Business

Rumors have been floating around the media industry for some time about Walt Disney Co.’s interest in the video-streaming unit of MLB Advanced Media, the digital arm of Major League Baseball. Now, according to one report, the entertainment conglomerate’s interest has escalated to the point where it is ready to write a big check for a stake in the company.

Bitcoin 'creator' backs out of Satoshi coin move 'proof' - BBC News

"A lot more people in the Bitcoin community are going to be unconvinced of Dr Wright's claims than will believe he is Satoshi, based upon what's happened to date," commented Dr Garrick Hileman, an economic historian at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance.

4 Ways to Boost Your Business Using Snapchat

What differentiates Snapchat from other channels is that the picture disappears. Therefore, the content generated is typically less "staged," and more organic. For example, you wouldn't see a perfectly edited picture of a model wearing your product on Snapchat. You'd see a picture from behind the photographer at the photo shoot.

App Store Experiencing Widespread Search Issues [Updated]

Isn't this standard for the App Store? Search used to be good, but recently (over the last few months at least) an exact name search has not produced the correct app at all, even fairly popular ones. Google always found them easily.

Activision Blizzard Gets Hoped-For Boost From King Digital

The videogame giant’s addition of King Digital paid off from the get-go. The mobile game maker, which Activision acquired in late February for $5.9 billion, pitched in about 23% of adjusted revenue in the quarter.

Learn to build Internet of Things apps with the Wio Link Kit & online learning bundle

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Coworkers Photoshopped a sleeping intern into an affectionate meme

Unfortunately for Kory, a paid intern at the company's office in Atlanta, he took a little snooze while on the clock and his coworkers seized the opportunity.

Facebook Pays Kid $10,000 For Discovering Major Instagram Bug

A 10-year-old discovered a bug on Instagram that could have ruined the entire platform, and his reward was a paltry $10,000 from Facebook.

FDA Officially Regulates E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco, Banning Sales to People Under 18

The FDA is also adding a clause for manufactures to prove their products meet public health standards. Anything on the market today will be required to undergo a review process which could take up to two years. This also means that vaping accessories will be subject to the same types of packaging and marketing restrictions that cigarettes currently face so they’re not appealing to kids. So say goodbye to whatever the Joe Cool of vaping is. Oh yeah, it’s Unicorn Puke .

In search of a healthy gut, one man turned to an extreme DIY fecal transplant

Human feces floated in saline solution in a mortar, on a marbled countertop, in a dimly lit kitchen in Burlingame, California. A bottle of ethyl alcohol, an electronic scale, test tubes, and a stack of well-worn pots and pans lay nearby. The stove light illuminated the area as Josiah Zayner crushed the shit with a pestle, creating a brownish-yellow sludge. "I think I can feel something hard in there," he said, laughing. It was probably vegetables — "the body doesn’t break them down all the way."

Teen's Apple Computer Collection Is Mac-nificent

Now Alex is on the verge of sharing his home exhibition with the world. The Carnegie Library at the Good-Will Hinckley school in Fairfield, Maine, has donated space to Alex and his father. The two have started a nonprofit called the Maine Technology Museum  and are raising funds to restore the space. 

Watch SpaceX Launch a Rocket—and Attempt an Even More Difficult Drone Ship Landing

Will SpaceX manage their next (and even trickier) attempt at landing a rocket neatly on a drone ship? Let’s watch and find out.

Spreading Wildfires Spawn Hell on Earth Scenario

The mass exodus from the Fort McMurray area in Alberta has widened as wildfires continue to spread in and around the ravaged oil town. Officials have had to re-evacuate fleeing residents, while relocating its emergency headquarters some 200 miles south of the city.

How Wooden Toys Teach Kids to Code

LIKE MOST PARENTS, I want my young children to be prepared for the future—one in which knowing how to program a computer will be a basic skill, like clicking “Skip Ad” on YouTube. But as a longtime coder myself (I grew up on BASIC), I’ve been dismayed by the glut of “teach-your-kid-to-code” toys that focus on programming’s most mundane aspects. There’s more to it than dragging and dropping instructions around a screen.

KFC's edible nail polish seems finger lickin' terrible

Fast food superpower KFC recently announced that they want to take their chicken into a whole new domain. No longer will poor customers be forced to get their daily dose of chicken from actual chicken. Soon KFC fans in Hong Kong can paint their hands with edible Original or Hot & Spicy KFC nail polish.

Siri’s creators say they’ve made something better that will take care of everything for you

But nearly all of the partnerships were dissolved once Apple took over. To build them, Kittlaus had essentially gone door-to-door to various tech companies asking for permission to connect to their stores of proprietary data. Kittlaus and Cheyer, who became close with Apple's Steve Jobs before his death in 2011, will not discuss what happened beyond this from Kittlaus: “Steve had some ideas about the first version, and it wasn’t necessarily aligned with all the things that we were doing.” Kittlaus quietly left Apple the following year. A third of the original Siri engineering team members, including Cheyer, eventually followed him and are now building Viv.

Another $1m Kickstarter project has gone bust, and no, you're not getting any money back

Another $1m Kickstarter project has gone bust, and no, you're not getting any money back

The Insane Challenges of Fighting Alberta’s Inferno

First to go are the homes whose owners didn’t clear away surrounding vegetation, which are especially flammable and dangerous for firefighters. But other homes are at risk because of Fort McMurray’s topography. Fire loves to climb hills, and several of the city’s neighborhoods are elevated. Flames also pick up momentum when they encounter pinched-in sections between two slopes—so much that firefighters call these vertical depressions chimneys. And the saddles between two hills can act like funnels, compressing the fire and increasing its intensity. “If you’re not aware, you could be in some of these natural features that promote spread,” says Connors.

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