Plex Live TV is live
Today Plex is taking the wraps off its first live television offering: Plex Live TV, now available in beta. Combined with Plex DVR, the Plex platform is even more compelling for people hoping to...
Watch SpaceX launch its first reused Dragon capsule to resupply the ISS
Update: Today's launch was scrubbed due to bad weather. They'll try again on Saturday, June 3 at 5:07 PM EDT.
Intel’s Compute Card could transform the world of smart devices
Intel's Compute Card may be small, but it has the potential to change how we make devices smart.
Trump withdraws US from Paris climate change agreement
The president claimed that stipulations in the agreement were unfair to the US saying, "The Paris Accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States." He pointed to rules regarding coal production as being particularly disagreeable. "This agreement is less about the climate and more about others gaining financial advantage over the US," he said.
Elon Musk leaves Trump’s council after US exits Paris climate pact
Climate change is real and we all share a responsibility to fight it. I want to reassure you that today's developments will have no impact on Apple's efforts to protect the environment. We power nearly all of our operations with renewable energy, which we believe is an example of something that's good for our planet and makes good business sense as well. We will keep working toward the ambitious goals of a closed-loop supply chain, and to eventually stop mining new materials altogether. Of course, we're going to keep working with our suppliers to help them do more to power their businesses with clean energy. And we will keep challenging ourselves to do even more. Knowing the good work that we and countless others around the world are doing, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about our planet's future.
Apple users have spent over $100 billion in the App Store
Apple announced today that app developers have earned over $70 billion through the App Store since its launch in 2008. As ever, the revenue split between Apple and its app developers is 70/30 for most purchases, meaning users have spent over $100 billion in the App Store.
Apple's Swift Playgrounds will make robots and drones dance
While Apple's pushing iPads in education, they aren't exactly cheap. It gives students $20 off the price of iPads, but its cheapest tablet starts at $309, even with the promotion. Drones, robots and other similar tech also can be pricey, despite education discounts. For some school districts struggling to make ends meet, purchasing enough iPads for students can be tough.
Top 5: Things to know about Hyperloop - TechRepublic
One day, Hyperloop could get passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in an hour. While it's still being tested, here's what you need to know about it.
Motorola unveils Moto Z2 Play, new Moto Mods | ZDNet
Other notable differences between the original Z Play and the Z2 Play include a slightly thinner footprint (5.99 mm compared to 6.99 mm), and the company's new elongated fingerprint sensor. As is the case with the Moto G5 , the fingerprint sensor on the Z2 Play will enable gesture navigation.
Tesla fired the female engineer who is suing the company over sexism and 'pervasive harassment' claims
The lawsuit claims Vandermeyden experienced "unwelcome and pervasive harassment" by men on the factory floor, such as cat calls and inappropriate language. The suit says Vandermeyden was denied promotions over men who were "equally or less qualified" than her.
Leonardo DiCaprio hopes Trump will make the 'moral decision' to stay in the Paris Agreement
As the world waits to hear President Donald Trump's decision on whether or not the United States will remain in the Paris Climate Agreement today, celebrity activists like Leonardo DiCaprio are weighing in the last few hours before the announcement.
Microsoft's new Skype redesign is a radical change that looks like Snapchat
Capture feels a lot like Snapchat within Skype, and it immediately launches into the camera to let you take pictures or hold down for video. As you hold down for video you’ll immediately recognize one of the more subtle design changes in this new version of Skype, a squiggly line that represents the amount of time for a recording. This line is also used for calling, or when contacts are typing. Once you’ve captured a video or picture you can then add stickers, text, or simply annotate it, all just like Snapchat.
Five years of Apple blunders, mistakes and missed opportunities | ZDNet
Don't let Apple's massive cash pile and huge revenues lead you to think that the company hasn't made some huge blunders and mistakes. Here are just a few of those missteps and missed opportunities from Apple over the last few years.
Adobe just launched a free app that turns your phone into a document scanner
After snapping a photo, the app will immediately crop out
everything but the document and render it as a PDF in seconds.
One thing to note, however, is that to edit or annotate the PDF
on your phone, you'll have to download the Adobe Acrobat app,
which is also free.
Mary Meeker's 2017 internet trends report: 5 takeaways | ZDNet
Mary Meeker, partner at venture firm KIeiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), released her annual internet trends report on Wednesday. As usual, the lengthy compilation of Internet prognostications offers a comprehensive look at the current digital technology landscape and what tech trends to expect next.
Why you'll never have to wait in line at the pharmacy again
Through its desktop and mobile website, Phil gives customers the power to schedule refills whenever they like, manage prescriptions for their entire family, including aging parents, and quickly chat with pharmacy staff, while removing all of the usual frustration. It's the convenience of Uber meeting the reliability of a utility (there's a guarantee your prescriptions won't run out), and for patients it's essentially free: You pay nothing more than your usual copay and delivery is free.
Walmart store workers now powering Walmart.com deliveries
The new concept, which is in testing at two New Jersey stores and one in Arkansas, is another way Walmart is trying to turn its vast network of stores into valuable parts for its growing e-commerce business. That way, it can use those legacy assets to do a better job fighting Amazon, the reigning king of e-commerce. The associate delivery idea also points to Walmart's potentially changed perceptions, with the company now looking to boost sales regardless of whether they're in stores or online, instead of simply using its online channel to support its stores.
Plex Just Killed My Cable Box Rental, and It Could Kill Yours Too
One of the dirty secrets about streaming live TV services like PS Vue and Hulu TV is that in many cases you’re paying the same amount of money as you would for basic cable. The main difference, besides the benefit of not dealing with a godforsaken cable company, is the crazy monthly fees local operators like to charge for their hardware—often $8 to $12 a month. But Plex, a popular video app that lets you easily share your entire video library to practically any device you want, just added support for streaming live TV. Which means that with a little investment, you can escape most of those rental fees for good. I tried it, and I’m just about ready to get rid of that cable box forever.
Netflix cancels Sense8 after two seasons
The Wachowskis’ Sense8 has been canceled by Netflix after two seasons and one holiday special. Cindy Holland, VP of original content at Netflix, confirmed the cancelation in a statement published on the platform’s press blog.
Microsoft Office 365: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic
Microsoft Office 365 is the de facto productivity suite for many enterprises, and it is the suite all the other competitors are measured against. So as a leader in information technology for your enterprise, it's in your best interest to know everything there is to know about Office 365. To help you achieve that goal, TechRepublic compiled the most important details and related resources on Microsoft Office 365 into this "living" guide, which we'll periodically update as new information becomes available.
Welcome to Offspring: the site for parents, would-be parents, friends of parents, or childlike souls who just enjoy reading about baby-food blending techniques or times table hacks (no judgment here). Offspring is Lifehacker’s repository of wisdom, time-savers, good ideas and genius tricks that will make the caring and feeding of your children—whether they’re helpless bundles, wispy-moustached adolescents, or somewhere in between—not only easier but actually kind of enjoyable.
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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.
How to travel solo and love every minute
Set aside your squad goals, throw caution to the wind and grab your rucksack. The time has come to embark on a solo travel adventure, and I promise you're going to love it.
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Free PDF download: Cybersecurity in an IoT and mobile world | ZDNet
This special report from ZDNet and TechRepublic examines the evolving landscape of cybersecurity as mobile and IoT become indispensable tools in the enterprise. Download it as a free PDF ebook.
The 9 best electric motorcycles you can buy
The Zero SR is also a bit more high-tech than the other options we've seen so far. It comes with an LCD screen showing battery charge and speed. It syncs with an app that will track that data, but also allows you to set parameters like the maximum speed you want to go when riding.
Ditching the Paris Agreement Risks the Economy Even As It Harms the Planet
Since last April, almost every country on the planet has signed the Paris climate agreement, a collective effort to limit global warming to 2˚C and try to keep it as close to 1.5˚C as possible. Exceptions include Syria (mired in a civil war) and Nicaragua (didn’t think the Paris agreement was strong enough!). Each country submitted a commitment to reduce its overall greenhouse gas emissions, forging a sort of collective promise to share the economic burden of transitioning away from fossil fuels. The agreement is globally appealing because no single country wants to sacrifice prosperity or see its rivals gain an unfair advantage. “In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, you have to restrict certain types of economic activities,” says Rod Godby , the director of the University of Wyoming’s Center for Energy Economics & Public Policy.
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Chrome web pages could secretly be recording audio and video - TechRepublic
A Chrome bug, reported by an AOL web developer, would allow websites to record a user without alerting them to the action.
We’ve Pulled Out Of The Paris Agreement. What’s Next: A Damaged Economy, Country, And Planet
If the climate will suffer because of the administration’s policies as a whole, the withdrawal from Paris could have a more direct impact on the American economy. “I think that what we risk happening is that the credibility of American businesses who are trying to compete on the international clean energy market is tarnished by the fact that the United States has pulled out of Paris,” says Light. “Obviously, some of these are big international companies and they’ve got their longstanding relationships in other parts of the world. But I do think there’s a big chunk of the American renewable energy industry which is going to suffer from the United States essentially being one of three countries in the world that’s not part of this agreement.”
Google’s huge new London HQ is a ‘landscraper’ with a rooftop garden
Inside will be all the amenities you’d expect, like cafes and meeting rooms, as well as a three-lane, 25-meter swimming pool, massage rooms, a “multi-use games area” for spots like basketball and football, and a 210-seat auditorium for product announcements and talks. The roof will be covered in a 300-meter-long garden, divided into different zones, including a “pause area” filled with wildflowers and woodland plants, a cafe, and a 200-meter “trim trail” for runners.
AI experts predict the future: Truck drivers out of jobs by 2027, surgeons by 2053 | ZDNet
But as Grace et al point out in the paper, the machine-learning experts were asked when AI could beat a human at Go on the condition that opponents had played or been trained on the same number of games.
The Only 4 Speaking Tips You Need When You’re The Youngest One In The Room
Long story short, it turned out fine—the CEO nailed it and said afterward that I’d been a big help. When you’re just starting your career, you’ll find yourself in lots of situations where you’re the youngest person in the room and you’re asked to share your expertise. These are a few indispensable speaking tips that can help.
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Google Will Help Publishers Prepare for a Chrome Ad Blocker Coming Next Year
In addition to the ad blocking tool, Google is also pitching publishers on a new tool it is calling “Funding Choices,” which is designed to combat the effects of ad blockers offered by other companies. If publishers enabled that feature on their sites, users with ad blockers turned on would be presented with messaging prompting them to disable their blockers to access the content, or to pay for a “pass” to remove advertising entirely.
SpaceX to Fly a Recycled Spacecraft for the First Time Tonight
“Reusability, for both rockets and spacecraft, is something SpaceX has been working toward since their founding,” Phil Larson, former Obama space policy advisor and SpaceX official, told Gizmodo. “The progress they’re making on both fronts is exciting for the industry and bodes well for the future of access to space. It’s tough to throwaway a rocket each time you use it and expect the cost of launch to lower dramatically—the same goes for spacecraft. Ferrying cargo and crew to space is still expensive, and reusing Dragon will be a key step in helping lower the cost of space access.”
Blue Apron Gets Ready to Prove Food-Delivery Chops on IPO Trail
The company filed for an initial public offering in the U.S. Thursday, after reportedly delaying listing preparations while it worked to improve financials. While revenue more than doubled last year, Blue Apron is still losing money as it fights to win customers from competitors such as HelloFresh AG and Sun Basket Inc. as well as publicly listed giants like Amazon.com Inc.
Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update starts rolling out to Surface Hub | ZDNet
The new Microsoft Whiteboard app for Windows 10 , which Microsoft debuted on May 23 at its Surface Pro unveiling, will come first to the Surface Hub starting in mid-June as an app update. (Microsoft will make it available for the Surface Studio and Pro some time after that.) Whiteboard will allow users to ink with each other in real time across supported Windows 10 devices. Office 365 subscribers will get "exclusive" capabilities in Whiteboard.
Data center rack doors are having a moment - TechRepublic
"We're seeing an increase in requests for rack-mounted cameras, an increased request for locking rack doors, and we're even starting to see requests for locking doors in aisle containment units," he said. (Containment units are metal enclosures around groups of racks in a data center. They typically bolt straight to rack cabinets, but Damac and others are starting to build these to be modular, Hamilton explained.)
Another 'Bachelorette' contestant proves he's not good enough for Rachel with racist tweets
Garrett isn't the first suitor on Rachel's season to face controversy for his raging bigotry. Bryce previously came under fire for a transphobic response to a questionnaire on ABC's website. “This comment does not reflect the views of ABC, Warner Horizon or bachelorette Rachel Lindsay,” an ABC spokesperson said. “We have removed it from ABC.com.”
'Splatoon 2' voice chat leaves us asking: What exactly is Nintendo smoking?
Prooooobably not. The wire-heavy setup is inconvenient, but the bigger issue is the source of the voice chat. Nintendo's making a big assumption here about who is playing Switch games and what other tech those customers have access to.
Don't Give Up On the Planet
What can you do? You can eat less meat and dairy, especially factory-farmed beef . When you do eat meat and dairy, you can support sustainable, local food systems. You can drive less, and walk and bike more. You can replace all of your incandescent bulbs with energy-saving LEDs, buy more efficient appliances, turn down that AC in the summer, and get a programmable thermostat. If your local utility has the option, you can opt for your household to draw power from clean energy sources—my utility does, and my electric bill hasn’t gone up more than a few bucks a month since I made the switch.
Paul Allen Shows Off the World's Largest Airplane for the First Time
You can’t be a Silicon Valley billionaire without having your own initiative to build a big-ass aircraft. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is most definitely a Silicon Valley billionaire and today, he proved that by pulling the world’s largest airplane out of its hanger for the first time.
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New Cars 3 Clip Raises Yet Another Disturbing Question About Their Lives
A new clip premiered by EW has announcer Natalie Certain (Kerry Washington) break down everything that makes Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) better than old-timer Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson). There’s a high-tech training facility which basically appears to be VR and just the general better build of the new cars. Which implies that they are built. Or that there is something like surgery for cars who want to be better. Either answer is horrifying in its implication.
4 animations that show what’s really going on with our climate
Here, compare three different climate projections. Says Schmidt, “we’re collectively making decisions every day that make one of those futures more or less likely.” Bottom left, how the world’s temperatures will change if we aggressively try to combat climate change; top, what happens if we work pretty hard; bottom right, what happens if we just keep trucking along as we are today (hint: a not-pretty blood red world, below). Why is this useful? “It’s important to note we do have an element of control,” says Schmidt. “For better or worse, we are masters of our climate destiny. There are choices to be made.” As for Schmidt himself, his dream is that in the future, climate change discussion will be a thing of the past. “I hope in 50 years’ time someone will ask, ‘What happened with climate change?’ and the answer is that we reduced emissions and it didn’t happen.” Is he optimistic this might actually happen? “Sometimes,” he laughs.
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Here's Where Gorillaz Get All Their Unusual Samples
Daft Punk isn’t the only musical group who packs its hits full of obscure and eclectic samples. Gorillaz have been borrowing funky beats and catchy rhythms from other artists for over 16 years now, and YouTube’s Kirima Nagi has found the source of almost every last one in this comprehensive quarter-hour video .
Experts say there's a 50% chance AI will outperform humans in every job in 45 years - TechRepublic
Yale and Oxford University researchers recently surveyed a host of AI experts regarding their thoughts on the timeline for AI development, and what jobs are at risk of being automated.
Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has emphasized Apple’s services businesses over the past 18 months as iPhone sales slowed. He expects service revenue to double by 2020 from last year’s $24 billion. A speaker may help keep customers loyal to service products such as Apple Music, a subscription music streaming offering that costs $10 per month. The speaker would likely be tucked into Apple’s “Other Products” category, which currently includes devices like the Apple Watch, Apple TV and AirPods. That set of products generated $11 billion in sales last year.