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The Untold Story Of Microsoft's Surface Hub

A man with a dream. A company in flux. A secret factory outside Portland. And a hyper-ambitious gambit to reimagine how meetings happen.

iOS 9 to Support Ad Blocking on Safari

The next-gen mobile OS launches this fall with a downloadable extension that blocks ads on most sites.

Sony's latest high-end superzoom shoots in 4K

The new Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II has huge boots to fill, as the original RX10 superzoom is one of the best cameras we've ever seen. To up the ante, Sony h

Why I’m finally convinced it's time to stop saying "you guys"

It's obviously inaccurate when addressing a mixed-gender group. But I learned it has other consequences, too.

iOS flaw tricks you into giving up your iCloud password

Successful hack attacks often happen not because of tricky coding, but plain old "social engineering" -- ie, conning people. A Github researcher called "

Garfield and Grumpy Cat meet, maintain misery

Garfield creator Jim Davis met and held the real Grumpy Cat in Las Vegas.

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What it’s like to be your user

Skeptical. Let’s be honest. Everyone has had experiences when support people have been rude, condescending, dismissive, dripping with disdain. They hear a silent “you idiot” at the end of every sentence. That never feels good, especially when they already feel exposed. And it leads them to question whether you even want to help them or would prefer to shame them, perhaps publicly.

Apple's new spaceship campus hits another wall, as main contractors leave the project

However, since its conception, the campus construction project has been plagued by delays and rising costs. The original move-in date for the new Apple Spaceship campus was 2015. In 2013, amid delays and rising costs, that date was pushed back to 2016. Now that a rare mid-stream shift in construction crews has taken place, estimates place the actual move-in date somewhere in 2017. Apple is reportedly hoping an occupation in late 2016 is still possible. Additionally, the project is estimated to reach costs of $5 billion, placing it about $2 billion over budget.

Mobile-First Developer's Bundle - pay what you want!

To turn an idea into an App Store best-seller requires coding skill. The Mobile-First Developer’s Bundle teaches you native app development from scratch, and you can pay whatever you like for it.

Cisco Live!: In pictures

Incoming and outgoing Cisco CEOs John Chambers and Chuck Robbins weren’t the only attractions at the annual Cisco event in San Diego this week, though they did seem to be everywhere (Chambers in center, with blazer).

Dick Costolo out as Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey to step in as interim CEO, effective July 1

Dick Costolo to step down as Twitter CEO, will remain on board; Jack Dorsey to become interim CEO effective July 1   —  Twitter Initiates CEO Transition  —  Dick Costolo to Step Down as CEO on July 1 and Continue on Board of Directors Co-Founder and Chairman Jack Dorsey to Become Interim CEO …

The FTC is going after a failed crowdfunding campaign for the first time

“ The Doom That Came to Atlantic City” launched its Kickstarter campaign in 2012 and promised an immersive board game in which players could unleash devastation on Atlantic City.

Product Hunt Levels Up With A Gaming Category

Product Hunt has so far been pretty good about testing ideas out with small numbers of its core community to see what works. But it still faces the same challenge that other curation sites have before. Digg lost its core audience by trying to venture out into other areas. Pinterest didn’t hit its stride until it started marketing to a more select category of mom bloggers interested in fashion and DIY.


First look at agents Scully and Mulder on 'The X-Files' set - CNET

Carter is keeping "The X-Files" plot under wraps, but we also know that in addition to Anderson and Duchovny reprising their roles, other main cast members from the original series are returning. These include William B. Davis as the Smoking Man, Mitch Pileggi as Mulder and Scully's direct supervisor Walter Skinner, and Annabeth Gish as special agent Monica Reyes. The original TV series made its debut in September 1993 on Fox and aired for nine seasons.

Teen discovers new planet 1,000 light years away - CNET

Technically Incorrect: At 15 years old, a British schoolkid finds something out there that no one had noticed before. How? By studying data.

Chris Hemsworth to play receptionist in female-led reboot of Ghostbusters

Though Hemsworth’s role is being called the male version of Janine Melnitz (played by Annie Potts), it’s unclear what — if anything — their characters will have in common. The upcoming film won’t be a remake. Original co-creator and star Dan Akroyd has likened his vision of the reboot to Marvel’s universe. “The whole vehicle of Ghostbusters has to be rebuilt,” he said in late 2014. “That’s the ambitious thinking that’s going on now. Taking on the model of Marvel where we take all of the elements that are in this movie and we put them out there as different ideas.” The film will still take place in New York, though, with some filming done in Boston.

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9 hottest storage companies to watch

Why they’re worth watching: Okay, we’ve made one exception to our criteria about companies on this list having announced funding this year. These guys are privately funded to date. But they’re still worth watching because of their management team’s pedigree, plus in June the company introduced an intriguing initial product dubbed the NSC-110 into beta testing, with general available slated for Q3. Infinite io is headed by CEO and co-founder Mark Cree, who previously led Cisco into the storage networking market. The company’s aim is to help customers exploit the cloud by using metadata-informed policies to store reams of inactive data where it’s cheaper to do so and to make frequently used data easier to access. What's more, the NSC-110 is designed to save space on existing NAS filers.

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Oculus offers $10 million to help indie developers make VR games

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Should your business be on Snapchat, Ello, Vine or other niche social networks?

In some ways, you can use Tumblr as a WordPress alternative, if you’re interested in a fast and simple way to set up and maintain a blog. It’s not as robust as WordPress, which some people appreciate. On Tumblr, people can follow your blog so that your posts are added automatically to their Tumblr dashboards, and Tumblr users can like or repost any of the content on your page.

Google Slides for Android and iOS now lets you stream presentations to your TV via Chromecast and AirPlay

In short, today’s update means Google Slides now lets you wirelessly stream your presentations to the big screen. To do so, all you need is a smartphone or tablet with the Slides app. “So you can say goodbye to wires and set-up stress,” Google said.

Don't worry Reddit assholes, you can hate fat people elsewhere

You see, on the internet, it’s very important that folks who want to spend their time publicly shaming fat people, hating trans people and finding pictures of women who’ve been attacked, are allowed to do so. That’s free speech.

E3 2015: Everything You Need to Know About Street Fighter 5 - IGN

Ok, that's all I've got. I'm sure I'll pick up more as I go hands-on again during E3. I'm really happy with where Capcom is going with Street Fighter 5 so far. It feels more rooted in classic Street Fighter fundamentals than Street fighter 4, but with the style of Alpha, and some of the danger of Third Strike. Now all we need are Sodom, Alex, Q, Urien, and slightly faster walk speeds, and I'll be a really happy camper.

Watch three Expedition 43 astronauts land back on Earth starting at 8:30AM ET

If, on your commute today, you find yourself stuck in traffic or that your train has ground to an untimely halt, take solace in the fact that things  could be worse. That's because this morning three astronauts from the  Expedition 43 crew are falling back to the Earth from a spot 250 miles away. Once they land Italy's Samantha Cristoforetti, Russia's Anton Shkaplerov, and the United States' Terry Virts will be back on solid ground for the first time in over 200 days.

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'Halo' dart guns are perfect for the galactic war in your backyard

Need something to take your Master Chief Collection frustrations out with? Then these Halo branded Nerf foam-dart guns from BOOMco might be right up your alley. For $30 you get toy versions of the sci-fi series' M6 Blaster pistol and and the alien Covenant Plasma Overcharge Blaster, a target, foam ammo and a gun case modeled after those you'd find in-game. As reseller MattyCollector writes in the product listing, these are apparently accurate up to 70 feet too. You can pre-order them through the site right now, but the catch is you have to pick them up in San Diego at Comic Con this year. A number of the armaments will be sold at the Mattel booth as well. You've already gotten your tickets and booked a hotel, right? If not you can try your luck for the "limited" supply that's going to Toys R Us' website after the show, sans the SDCC-exclusive case pictured below.

The next Range Rover will automatically detect and report potholes

Jaguar Land Rover is developing technology to enable its cars to identify potholes they encounter and share that data in real-time with road authorities and other vehicles.

Digital gaming generated $979M last month in the U.S.

“May digital PC revenue was $203 million,” said van Dreunen. “May digital console revenue reached $67 million. Ongoing high revenues from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Grand Theft Auto V contributed to the year-over-year increases in the digital console and PC markets. CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt saw strong digital sales as well, becoming the third highest-grossing digital console and PC game of May despite only being available for purchase during the later part of the month.”

Kevin Rose is moving to New York to head up a watch site

Rose will be the chief executive of Hodinkee, while its founder Benjamin Clymer will remain as editorial director. Watchville and Hodinkee will operate as stand-alone entities under the same umbrella.

This robot will take sick kids on a virtual trip to the zoo

Wevolver's importance can't be understated. Both InMoov and OpenWheels are hosted on the company's site, and it's currently drumming up support for the project with an open exhibition in the center of London. Anyone can drop by and check out how far Robots For Good has come so far, and talk to a member of the team to find out how they can get involved. Depending on the number of people that sign up, the robot could gain more features. One idea floated by the team is to attach a Leap Motion to the VR headset, which would allow the child to control the bot remotely with gestures. It's all a matter of time, and how many person-hours can be devoted to the project.

Uber Just Launched A Video Game

Cue UberDrive. It started as a passion project for Mike Truong, a senior product manager at Uber who previously worked as a producer on Need For Speed at Electronic Arts. But it has now come to life as a driver knowledge — and recruiting — tool. It’s a fairly basic game that integrates Google Maps’ API and Uber’s existing routing system to give players a peek into what it’s like to be an Uber driver — at least to the extent that any game can do that.

Kaspersky may have been hacked to spy on its research

Eugene Kaspersky, the Russian whose namesake company acknowledged that it had been infected with top-tier malware, struggled during a press conference to come up with reasons why the hackers targeted his firm.

Cyber attack on German parliament still active, could cost millions: media | Technology | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - A cyber attack on the German Bundestag lower house of parliament reported last month is still stealing data and could force officials to spend millions of euros replacing the entire computer system, German media reported on Wednesday.

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3 rules to spark learning

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.

Dog-friendly dog training

Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, trainer Ian Dunbar asks us to see the world through the eyes of our beloved dogs. By knowing our pets' perspective, we can build their love and trust. It's a message that resonates well beyond the animal world.

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America's Most Obvious Tax Reform Idea: Kill the Oil and Gas Subsidies

There are plenty of reasons, far beyond the word of a single middle-eastern oil man, to expect that those profits will stay high. Oil prices have continued to hover around the $100 mark in part because of instability in the Middle East, but also because, even in our sluggish global economy, demand is still relatively tight. As things improve, demand -- and prices -- will only increase. So if you think China's best days are still ahead of it, and that Europe will eventually pull out of its funk, you should expect prices to keep floating skyward. The Energy Information Administration, for one, believes the cost of a barrel will most likely increase to around $162 by 2040 (as shown on the blue line below). 

Why 30 is not the new 20

Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade. In this provocative talk, Jay says that just because marriage, work and kids are happening later in life, doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. She gives 3 pieces of advice for how twentysomethings can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.

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How to land on a comet

As manager of the Rosetta mission, Fred Jansen was responsible for the successful 2014 landing of a probe on the comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In this fascinating and funny talk, Jansen reveals some of the intricate calculations that went into landing the Philae probe on a comet 500 million kilometers from Earth — and shares some incredible photographs taken along the way.

11-Year-Old Boy Played in His Yard. CPS Took Him, Felony Charge for Parents.

The RICO and treason that has been practiced in the Family law court in the name of title V and Iv federal funding has been going on for way too long!!! Parents such as the ones mentioned in this article are dealt a card of injustice. They are dealt fraud! Our children grossed our nation $7 Billion last year alone. Not only that but 1 out of 17 families is an actual abuse case. That leaves 16 innocent and loving families such as the one mentioned in the aforementioned article to be handcuffed in the middle of the worst nightmare you can possibly think of. You are not allowed to speak in your defense in the court room your defense paperwork is either not accepted or submitted but completely ignored, the judge goes by the falsified reports, hearsay ,and the subjective opinions of a hateful social worker. This is all taken in by the judge as the Bible truth. Meanwhile, your entire family is shattered into an unrecognizable tantamount of chaos and despair. Statistics have proven over and over that a child is 6 times more likely to get abused or murdered in the foster system then if they were left at home.

The sibling bond

Were you the favorite child, the wild child or the middle child? At TEDxAsheville, Jeffrey Kluger explores the profound life-long bond between brothers and sisters, and the influence of birth order, favoritism and sibling rivalry. (Filmed at TEDxAsheville.)

Once upon a time, my mother ...

Storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy spins a funny, wise and luminous tale of parents and kids, starring her Cuban mother. Settle in and enjoy the ride — Mama's driving!

Scientists Show Future Events Decide what Happens in the Past.

We all agree, past events can affect the present. And present events can affect the future. But few would credibly argue that future events can affect the past.

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What I learned as a kid in jail

As a teenager, Ismael Nazario was sent to New York’s Rikers Island jail, where he spent 300 days in solitary confinement — all before he was ever convicted of a crime. Now as a prison reform advocate he works to change the culture of American jails and prisons, where young people are frequently subjected to violence beyond imagination. Nazario tells his chilling story and suggests ways to help, rather than harm, teens in jail.

Can we all "have it all"?

Public policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter made waves with her 2012 article, "Why women still can't have it all." But really, is this only a question for women? Here Slaughter expands her ideas and explains why shifts in work culture, public policy and social mores can lead to more equality — for men, women, all of us.

Soon, Your Sex Doll Will Have An Intelligent Conversation With You

Stop trying to get Siri to talk dirty and get ready for sex dolls with an artificially naughty mind.

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How this FBI strategy is actually creating US-based terrorists

There's an organization responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab and ISIS combined: The FBI. How? Why? In an eye-opening talk, investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson reveals a disturbing FBI practice that breeds terrorist plots by exploiting Muslim-Americans with mental health problems.

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