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Mac DeMarco cheats death in his new video for One Another

Nothing can take everyone’s favorite boy named Mac down

The 6 best new features in iOS 11

Apple unveiled iOS 11 during its Worldwide Developers Conference this week, and while it might not feature an overhauled Messages app like last year, the company’s smaller but iterative changes add...

Ukrainian capital gets smarter with new urban tech

Ukrainian capital Kiev saw a rollout of 50 high-tech underground garbage containers for solid urban waste, reported Kiev City State Administration (KCSA).

Project Scorpio: Everything we know about the next Xbox

The next generation of Xbox is nearly here. Here's everything we know ahead of its E3 reveal.

France declares tweet-war on Donald Trump?

Commentary: The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs decides to mimic the president's tweaking Twitter tactics by editing his new climate change video. Is this just the beginning?

Miley Cyrus singing about the bees dying seems about right

"Death is life, it's not a curse"

Patty Jenkins is ready for the 'Wonder Woman' sequel


Game Insight’s Guns of Boom hits 5 million downloads and $1 million in revenue

Game Insight has a nice hit on its hands with Guns of Boom. The first-person shooter mobile game has generated 5 million downloads in the past three weeks, and it has surpassed $1 million in revenues.

Bloodstained is an old-fashioned ritualistic 2D horror fighting game

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a pretty old-fashioned game, with 2D side-scrolling, a heroine with a large bosom and a mini skirt, grunting that sounds uncomfortably sexual, and a lot of repetitive button-mashing action.

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Alphabet Sells Boston Dynamics to Softbank

Google started putting the feelers out for a sale of its robotics division Boston Dynamics in March last year. At the time, a few buyers were thought to be already showing an interest, including Toyota and Amazon, but nothing came of it. Fourteen months on and Softbank just announced a definitive agreement to acquire the robot company from Google parent Alphabet.

Pandora raises $480M from SiriusXM, sells Ticketfly to Eventbrite for $200M

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and we see immense alignment and opportunity with this union, especially as we continue to expand Eventbrite’s global footprint in music,” Julia Hartz, CEO and co-founder of Eventbrite, said in a statement. “Together with Ticketfly, we will focus our collective energy on further developing our unparalleled solution and superior services for indie music venues and promoters around the world.”

Intel Sees $7 Trillion Economy Emerging From Self-Driving Vehicles

How to Clean Up Windows 10 With the Refresh Windows Tool

Of course, you'll have to reinstall any software or apps and restablish any customized settings to bring Windows back to the way you want it. That's why the best time to run the Refresh Windows tool, at least on a brand new PC, is as soon as you get it home and take it out of the box. That means less work for you and a PC unburdened by junkware.

A history of Taylor Swift’s odd, conflicting stances on streaming services

Spotify had as much fun as it could with the controversy at first, writing her a pun-filled public note and promoting a playlist called “What to Play While Taylor’s Away,” so it’s mildly interesting that they’ve refrained from gloating about today’s victory. When reached for comment, a Spotify spokesperson would say only “We can confirm that Taylor Swift’s entire back catalogue is now available on Spotify for her millions of fans to enjoy,” a fact which anyone with internet access can also confirm. The spokesperson also linked to a “This Is: Taylor Swift” playlist , which looks just like the “This Is” playlist for every major artist, and has the simple tagline “She’s back. Stream all of her greatest hits now.”

Stranger Things’ soundtrack is getting a retro cassette and vinyl release

The two-volume soundtrack for Netflix’s Stranger Things makes for some good ambient listening , but until now, it’s only been available as a digital download or on CD. If you really want to get your nostalgia kick on, you’re in luck: Lakeshore Records is releasing both volumes in vinyl and cassette form later this summer.

Microsoft to shut down its file-sharing site December 15 | ZDNet

Microsoft is shutting down its site in December and advising affected users to go with LinkedIn's SlideShare and/or OneDrive for their file storage needs instead.

SoftBank to buy robotics businesses from Alphabet Inc

SoftBank has embarked on an aggressive acquisition campaign to boost its research and development capabilities. The group is backing the $93 billion Vision Fund, the world's largest private equity fund that seeks to invest in technologies expected to grow significantly in the near future, such as robotics and artificial intelligence.

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What you need to know in advertising today

Lastly, it's fair to ask, is this noise all that big a deal, since so much digital content consumption happens in mobile apps (like say Facebook and Snapchat) where browser-built ad blockers won't have an impact?

E3 2017: Everything you need to know about this year's gaming extravaganza

E3 is the world’s biggest gaming show. Every June, the video game development community and press gather in Los Angeles to learn about what the next year has in store for the world of video games. This year 15,000 members of the public will be joining the party too. 

Theresa May Calls for International Regulation of Cyberspace in Wake of Attacks

The statement was light on particulars, but greater policing of the internet was a key point that May hammered on multiple times. “We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed,” she said. “Yet that is precisely what the internet and the big companies that provide internet-based services provide.” Her most specific and unnerving comment was, “We need to work with allied democratic governments to reach international agreements that regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist and terrorism planning.”

12 truths I learned from life and writing

A few days before she turned 61, writer Anne Lamott decided to write down everything she knew for sure. She dives into the nuances of being a human who lives in a confusing, beautiful, emotional world, offering her characteristic life-affirming wisdom and humor on family, writing, the meaning of God, death and more.

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Microsoft: Windows 10 S not affected by any 'known ransomware' - TechRepublic

In a blog post, Microsoft called Windows 10 S its "latest and most hardened operating system," and explained how it protects users against ransomware and other threats.

16 WSJ D.Live Asia 2017 — Full Coverage

Latest updates and videos from The Wall Street Journal's inaugural D.Live Asia technology conference in Hong Kong. Speakers include DST Global's Yuri Milner, Baidu President Qi Lu, Kakao CEO Ji-Hoon Rim, Connie Chan from Andreessen Horowitz and Jenny Lee from GGV Capital.

After London attack, Facebook says aims to be 'hostile environment' for terrorists

LONDON Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a "hostile environment" for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from internet firms.

WWDC 2017: Here's everything Apple is expected to announce on Monday

In addition, even though WWDC is typically a software show, rumor has it that Apple will also unveil new hardware in the form of new MacBooks, a new iPad Pro, plus the highly-anticipated Siri Speaker.

When are self-signed certificates acceptable for businesses? - TechRepublic

I've always held on to the idea that there could be a better, more secure, solution for this. Say, for example, you had the option to make a one-time purchase of a cryptographic key, one that would be forever locked to your company. That key could then be used to create whatever certificates you needed. Any SSL certificate (or ssh encryption key, or whatever your need) created with that particular cryptographic key would be considered trusted. You pay one time for a key that will serve all your needs (even serve subdomains). You could even make available the public portion of that key so anyone who wants to be absolutely certain any site claiming to be you is actually you. Of course, that solution has problems as well. First and foremost, it would require a possible retooling of the SSL (and other) subsystems to allow for the creation of certificates based on an external cryptographic key. Second, it would require the education of those making use of such a system. Administrators would have to learn the ropes of creating new SSL keys based on a purchased cryptographic key. Finally, that purchased cryptographic key would have to be well-secured (otherwise, should it get out into the public, all bets are off).

The Secret History of the Cat Who Authored a Physics Paper

Regrettably, none of us will get to be cats. Most of us will never write a published physics paper either, let alone a highly respected one. But somehow, in the 1970s, a phenomenal feline named Chester managed to do all of this under the tutelage of his human, physicist Jack H. Hetherington. He even had a pawesome pen name —F.D.C. Willard. Yes, really.

7 Huge Bug Bounty Payouts

It's big, these bugs. Important for everyone. Maybe especially for the hunters, as it can help them make a living. Below, take a look at a few of the biggest payouts yet in the bountiful field of bug bounties. If you know about some bigger bounties, let us know in the comments.

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Bored programmers on Reddit are competing to design the shittiest volume slider

Raspberry Pi owners: Update your Pi to protect against this Linux trojan - TechRepublic

Those running Pi boards they bought this year or who have updated to latest version of the default Raspbian OS should be protected against the trojan, said Raspberry Pi co-creator Eben Upton.

Why Did This Company Let Me Fly a $2 Million Aircraft?

It’s a shame all planes don’t let you see the world like this, I thought. Flying in a commercial jet is enough of a luxury—albeit a sometimes dreadfully oppressive one—that you forget how magical it is that mankind builds these massive machines that enable them to touch the clouds. I’ll probably never fly in a private plane again, which is why I sort of tuned out as the pilot was explaining the mosaic of touch screens in the cockpit. I wanted to drink in this view I’d never see again. But in the end, the so-called Cirrus Perspective Touch avionics system by Garmin did steal my attention. The setup looked like the future of aviation. It also looked like a goddamn video game in an awesome way.

Taylor Swift is finally returning to Spotify

Three years after Taylor Swift pulled all her music from Spotify, citing the low royalties the service pays out to rights-holders, she’s back. The news was confirmed via Twitter, where the singer’s management confirmed that Swift’s entire back catalogue would be available on streaming services. 

Washington governor wants self-driving cars ASAP, calls them 'foolproof' - Roadshow

The requirements for the pilot programs themselves are pretty straightforward. Vehicles will still require a trained monitor or driver who must be able to take control of the car if necessary. Companies must prove their certifications to the Department of Licensing, and they must be able to prove "financial responsibility," but that's about it. One of the few real requirements is that any self-driving car must be capable of bringing itself to a stop in the event of a system failure.

How to ensure your Linux servers are on the right time - TechRepublic

The solution to this problem is to add the ntp service to your server and have it sync with ntp servers to keep yours right on time. I want to show you how to install ntp on a Linux server and how to enable time synchronization. I will be demonstrating this on a Ubuntu 16.04 server, but the process is very similar on all distributions. The process is quite simple and the rewards can be significant.


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Manspreading is now banned on public transit in Madrid for the good of humanity

The transportation agency's decision to stop the spread came after months of campaigning by women's rights groups. One group called Mujeres en Lucha started the campaign #MadridSinManspreading (#MadridWithoutManspreading) for the good of women everywhere who've had their seat taken over by a man's wandering knee.

Edgar Wright has 'something crazy' going on. Star Wars, anyone?

"Yeah. I have something crazy, but I can't tell you," director Edgar Wright said when we asked if he'd like to direct a Star Wars movie. "You'll see at Christmas."

How to Get Black Dock and Folders on Your iPhone's Home Screen Without Jailbreaking

To begin, first head to this Weebly site from your iPhone. It has an assortment different wallpapers that are only one pixel in height. For whatever reason, it’s precisely this that causes parts of the iOS UI to turn black. Press and hold the square for the wallpaper color you want, then tap Save Image to download it to your Camera Roll. (If you don’t want just a solid color for your wallpaper, keep scrolling down further on the page for some multicolor options.)

Apple Pay: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

Apple expanded Apple Pay to the Mac with macOS 10.12 Sierra. This feature works through the Handoff features on your Mac, Apple Watch, and iPhone. When you visit a website that accepts Apple Pay payments and choose to check out with Apple Pay, a dialog will appear, allowing you to select which card you wish to use from a nearby iOS or watchOS device. On the screen of the Apple Watch or iPhone, you will see a confirmation of the payment, and a requirement to process the payment (on Apple Watch, it's double-pressing the side button; on the iPhone, it's authenticating with Touch ID). Once you do this, the payment is processed just like with in-app purchases.

Uber CEO Kalanick advised employees on sex rules for a company celebration in 2013 ‘Miami letter’

Wrote Kalanick: “Do not have sex with another employee UNLESS a) you have asked that person for that privilege and they have responded with an emphatic ‘YES! I will have sex with you’ AND b) the two (or more) of you do not work in the same chain of command. Yes, that means that Travis will be celibate on this trip. #CEOLife #FML.”

Taylor Swift and Spotify Are BFFs, All Her Music Now Available for Streaming

It may not be quite as dramatic as Taylor Swift and Katy Perry burying the hatchet, but for Swift fans, it is likely to be a huge deal. As of midnight Friday, all of the pop star's music is now available on every streaming service, including Spotify.

Yep, we review ringtones

I spent hours in various aural environments playing and replaying all 31 of the S8's stock ringtones. Sometimes I listened to the ringtones while the phone was inside a bag or pocket. Other times, I held the S8 and played each ringtone in a quiet room. The testing was thorough and at times emotionally draining. (I mean how many times can you listen to the T-Mobile Jingle ringtone before going crazy?)

5 steps to make your own in-flight entertainment system

But downloading isn't without its pitfalls. As I mentioned, videos take up a lot of space and I'd recommend downloading your videos only while you still have a reliable Wi-Fi connection at home. Hotel Wi-Fi generally isn't fast enough (a single film could take hours) and don't even think about using that precious cellular data you have to buy when going abroad. If you find you are running tight on space on your mobile device, you might be able to use an additional device like a laptop to share the load (Netflix's downloadable videos are also available using its Windows 10 app ). Also, not every movie and TV episode that you can stream can be downloaded to a device.

TNW Answers • Markus Witte

Markus Witte is CEO and Founder of Babbel, the market-leading language learning app. He describes Babbel as a learning company inside and out: “Heading a team in which each and every person, as well as the organisation itself, is constantly learning new things is incredibly fulfilling.” Markus began his career at NYU, and later lectured at Humboldt University in Berlin, where he discovered his passion for teaching. Following his time as an academic, he led the development of online marketing and web infrastructure and managed the online and systems teams at music software company Native Instruments for 6 years. Coming back to learning and teaching, he founded Babbel with three others in 2007. He has taken an unusual route from academia to the tech industry and later entrepreneurship. Independent study, however, has been the constant theme uniting these disparate paths. Markus’s passion for autonomous learning was sparked by teaching himself programming in 1984 on an Olivetti L1 M44 computer in order to fund the purchase of his first drum kit. As a result of these experiences, he views continuous learning as an approach to life.

Here are all the confirmed original shows coming to Netflix in 2017 — and their release dates

Netflix description: "The story of Alias Grace follows Grace Marks, a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery, in 1843. James was hanged while Grace was sentenced to life imprisonment. Grace became one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of 1840s Canada for her supposed role in the sensational double murder, and was eventually exonerated after 30 years in jail. Her conviction was controversial, and sparked much debate about whether Grace was actually involved in the murder, or merely an unwitting accessory."

Samsung’s 49-inch ultrawide curved display is basically just half a TV at this point

Curved ultrawide monitors are having a bit of a moment these days in the desktop computer world, and the Samsung CHG90, at an eye-dropping 49-inches wide, might just be the wildest one yet.

Watch Tim Cook’s MIT Commencement Speech Where He Says He Tried a Windows PC Once, and more for 06/09/2017

Watch Tim Cook’s MIT Commencement Speech Where He Says He Tried a Windows PC Once By Evan Selleck on Jun 09, 2017 12:33 pm Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the 2017 commencement speech over at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Continue reading → Short Video Shows iOS 11’s Drag and Drop Feature in Action in Safari By Rajesh Pandey on Jun 09, 2017 12:21 pm With iOS 11, Apple gave the OS its biggest ever refresh for the iPad. Among the key new features for iPad is the new drag and drop feature which allows one drag and drop almost any content from one app to any app and across anywhere in the OS. Continue reading → iOS 11 Hands-on: The Newly Redesigned and Customizable Control Center By Khamosh Pathak on Jun 09, 2017 08:45 am One of the starkest new changes in iOS 11 is the newly redesigned Control Center that’s also customizable. We’ve been wishing for this since iOS 7 day and it’s finally here. How exactly does the new Control Center work? How is it customizable? Read on to find out. Continue reading → All Three 2017 iPhones To Feature Glass Chassis; Components Enter Mass Production By Rajesh Pandey on Jun 09, 2017 08:31 am A new report claims that Apple’s vendors have started the mass production of the components that will be used inside the three new iPhone models scheduled to be unveiled later this year.

E3, the biggest video game show of the year, is about to start

There are going to be more than 2,300 game, devices and toys on display, with at least 75 announcements that haven't been seen anywhere else in the world. There are going to be shouting fans, two e-sports pavilions where people can watch some of the best gamers in the world compete against one another, possible impromptu musical shows by celebrities (it's still hush hush) and a whole lot more.

Internet usage in 2021: 3,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes

Machine-to-machine communication, also called M2M, will soar to 51 percent of internet usage, with humans picking up the rest of the slack. The machines in question? Devices in your smart home, hospitals and offices. They'll account for more than half of 27.1 billion devices and connections, Cisco projects.

Samsung will make 80 million OLED displays for iPhone 8 in 2017

Apple is expected to ship 50-55 million iPhone 8 units during the second half of 2017. In comparison, researchers say it will ship just 25-30 million units of the 4.7- and 5.5-inch models combined. Shipments of existing devices are also expected to reach up to 30 million units.

New Windows 10 Fall Creators Update test build adds new Cortana, dictation, Edge features | ZDNet

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update test build, 16215, includes a raft of new features, updates, and fixes for PC Fast Ring testers. Here's some of what's new.

'Spider Man: Homecoming' TV special reveals new scenes

Getting the most new screen time of Parker's friends in this special is Tony Revolori's Flash Thompson, who serves as a rival to Parker but not a bully. And while classic love interest Mary Jane Watson is also not around, Parker will crush on Liz (Laura Harrier). She is seen in the special developing a crush on Spider-Man, with no clue at all that Spider-Man goes to school with her.

6 Ways to Use Facebook Live Video for Your Business : Social Media Examiner

Do you run a Facebook group for your business? Maybe you sell a product that provides customer access to a Facebook group once they purchase from you. If you run a Facebook group and already use live video on your page, expanding it to a group is a no-brainer.

Dear Apple, please can I have something simple?

Commentary: On the eve of WWDC, will Apple present something that will make our lives easier? Or does it expect us to learn ever more complicated technology?

Hey Apple, can you top Google, Facebook, Amazon at AR, AI?

Augmented reality overlays digital images on the real world using special headsets or your phone. Many of the early examples of popular AR include games like Pokemon Go or filters and lenses that go over your face on Instagram and Snapchat. Virtual reality, meanwhile, transports you into a different, digitally created world when you don bulky goggles like Facebook's Oculus Rift or Samsung's Gear VR.

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53 '13 Reasons Why' Season 2 isn't losing Hannah, and that's important
54 Dan Aykroyd Attacks Ghostbusters Reboot Director
55 Android Creator Andy Rubin Debuts 'Essential' Phone
56 World's largest airplane is rolled out
57 Thumbs up! These smart gloves translate sign language to text
58 This box of graphics cards is immersed in liquid to keep cool
59 AR video chat helps you help others
60 President Trump rages on Twitter after London attack
61 Inside Carnival's tech-filled Medallion cruise ship
62 Does HDR hurt to watch?
63 The Verge on Twitter
64 Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times
65 Trump’s social media director violated federal law with his tweet calling for the defeat of a primary candidate
66 Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times
67 How The NBA Became The World’s Most Tech-Savvy Sports League
68 Apple Publishes Two New iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Tweet Ads
69 New Mac Pro? Don't hold your breath | ZDNet
70 EU antitrust regulators to investigate $38 billion Qualcomm, NXP deal
71 10 months ago, Univision bought Gawker in a fire sale, and it's been messy ever since
72 This Android malware features a 'dangerous' new attack | ZDNet
73 Japan passes law legalizing Airbnb and other sharing economy rentals
74 Katy Perry can't find a signal on 'Witness'
75 Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family
76 Samsung’s new 49-inch gaming monitor is unnecessarily wide
77 rachel simone weil on Twitter
78 IGN @ #E32017 on Twitter
79 Criminal gang arrested for selling Apple users' private data in China
80 Samsung’s new top-end curved gaming monitors are sporting HDR, QLED and AMD FreeSync 2
81 This leaked memo sent by Uber’s Travis Kalanick set guidelines on having sex with employees
82 A new kind of Twitter hack is spreading fake news in Venezuela
84 'Orange is the New Black' Season 5 is the best it's ever been
85 In praise of Antiope, Robin Wright's badass general of 'Wonder Woman'
86 Chris Bourg on Twitter
88 SoftBank targets service industries with Boston Robotics acquisition
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