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Square Enix releases Kingdom Hearts III trailer at a game music concert

Disney and Square Enix are teasing us again. The companies just dropped a trailer for Kingdom Hearts III.

You’re Invited To The Most Tense And Timely Dinner Party Of The Year

Director Miguel Arteta’s new film “Beatriz at Dinner” pits the working class against the one-percent, with a surprisingly dark (but necessary) ending.

Hands-on with Apple’s augmented reality demo of Star Wars Holochess

Apple showed off its new augmented reality technology today at its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose, California. The company's new ARKit developer platform should enable AR developers to make apps that can run on hundreds of millions of existing iPads and iPhones.

Watch Star Wars Battlefront II pit Rey vs. Darth Maul

Star Wars Battlefront II isn't just epic skirmishes -- it'll have a single-player campaign.

Taking flight in the world’s first single-jet civil aircraft, the Cirrus Vision Jet

It seats 5-plus, flies at 345 mph, and is the first private jet ever to have just one engine. It’s the Cirrus Vision Jet. Here’s how it flies and what it looks like, inside and out.

Google just opened a school in London to train people to use its products

The new Digital Skills Academy is located in its central London offices and aims to familiarize everyone from schoolchil

The New York Times is using Google’s AI to increase comments and stop trolls at the same time

Currently, the paper only allows comments on about 10% of its articles, but starting today that is expected to increase

Star Wars: Battlefront 2: Free DLC, better weapons, and new character classes

Yes, there's a single-player campaign, but EA hasn't skimped on the features for multiplayer.

A GIF-filled tribute to that 'Orange is the New Black' striptease

Relive the whole thing, GIF by GIF.

The Cryptocurrency Market is Exploding. Here's What You Need to Know.

The link between digital currencies and a super-secure distributed database lends support to the argument that digital currencies are a sound investment.

Logitech's human-spotting Nest cam rival works outdoors

Logitech's Circle camera is more versatile if you're looking for a Nest Cam alternative.

Stephanie | Virtual assistant at your service

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Uber board to discuss CEO absence, policy changes: source

SAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] board will discuss Chief Executive Travis Kalanick temporarily stepping away from the embattled ride-hailing firm and consider sweeping changes to the company's management practices at a meeting on Sunday, according to a person familiar with the situation.

3 reasons Google Play Services might be draining your battery - TechRepublic

If you are experiencing battery drain issues on your Android phone, and every bit of troubleshooting you've done has led you nowhere, the culprit could wind up being Google Play Services. Why? Because this particular service is responsible for much more than just updating applications. In fact, Google Play Services is crucial to your Android device's syncing, updating for both apps and accounts. Because of this, it spends a great deal of time churning away in the background. So when it goes sideways, it can quickly drain your battery.

Tim Cook confirms Apple is working on driverless cars

T he ambitions of Apple's "Project Titan" changed last year, when the company moved from working on its own car to  developing the self-driving software that would feature in other vehicles. It already has its CarPlay software that features in many modern vehicles and allows cars to easily work with iPhones.

Tim Cook says Apple is working on 'autonomous systems'

Make of that what you will. Cook talks around the subject, emphasizing Apple's work in AI and by extension, autonomy, rather than addressing anything directly. "We're not really saying from a product point of view what we will do, but we are being straight-forward that it's a core technology that we view as very important," Cook goes on to say. Let's just assume he's saying Apple is working on self-driving tech here, but isn't willing to commit to an actual vehicle coming from the company. That would jibe with a Bloomberg report from last year, which said Apple had abandoned car development and scaled so-called "Project Titan" back to focus on the backend technology.

Microsoft Xbox E3 2017: Watch Project Scorpio unveiled live

Microsoft's next game console will be fully revealed, along with a slew of new Xbox and PC games. Watch live: Sunday, June 11, at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET.

IGN @ #E32017 on Twitter

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How to permanently mount a Windows share on Linux - TechRepublic

If you get tired of having to remount Windows shares when you reboot your Linux box, read about an easy way to make those shares permanently mount.

How digital transformation starts with the customer experience

I attended the interview with Nick Drake, Senior Vice President, Direct to Consumer at T-Mobile and Otto Rosenberger who serves as CMO at the Hostelworld Group at the Adobe Summit. The key takeaway of the entire session was that customer experience is the beginning and the core of digital transformations – it is where it all begins.

Renault and Powervault partner to power home battery units

Energy storage firm Powervault has announced a supply partnership with Renault, aimed at reducing the cost of smart home battery units by 30 percent.

Review: Microsoft's Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S | ZDNet

Windows 10 S, the version of Windows 10 formerly codenamed "Windows Cloud," limits users to running apps that are installable from the Windows 10 Store and/or which are preloaded (like my beloved Microsoft Notepad). Microsoft is touting security/trust and performance as the reasons for this limitation. Users who cannot make 10 S work have the option of a non-reversable upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. This calendar year, that upgrade is free for anyone using a device costing $800 or more (which includes the Surface Laptop); starting next year, it will cost $49 for those who aren't education users.


SteamVR is Valve’s open platform to enable VR headsets to work with games on the Steam PC gaming store. With this software, the HTC Vive will work on Macs, but so should Oculus Rift, OSVR’s HDK 2.0, and most other PC-based VR headsets.

50 Awesome watchOS 4 Features and Changes

With watchOS 3 , Apple literally re-wrote the book, making significant UI, UX and strategy changes for the Apple Watch. And the newly renewed focus on notifications and fitness has paid off. The Watch is a lot more focused and even more useful (for people who find it so). watchOS 4 then doesn’t rock any boats. It builds on the foundation of its predecessor.

Broaching the security and privacy implications of the data age - Video | ZDNet

As data generation increases, businesses need to carefully consider what data is worth collecting and storing, says Akhil Gupta, VP of Infrastructure of Dropbox.

Imax brings virtual reality to movie theaters

That's exactly what Imax CEO Richard L. Gelfond says he had in mind with these Imax VR centers, intending to make it a social experience that can be enjoyed by people both inside and outside of the game. That's the difference, according to him, between the Imax experience and setting up an HTC Vive at home, which can play most of the same games, but costs an substantial amount to set up. In Eagle Flight Multiplayer, you can be a bird flying over Paris while your friends joke about your bizarre head and arm gestures as they wait for their turn.

iOS 11's Coolest New Features in GIFs

iOS 11 on the iPhone is more of an evolutionary update. While iPad gets some much deserved and “revolutionary” updates, the iPhone’s story is more about refinements and redesigns. Between the new Control Center, Unified Notifications, redesigned App Store and a general new design language, there’s quite a bit to talk about.

IBM signs 10-year cloud services agreement with Lloyd's Banking Group | ZDNet

The deal rivals the size and scope of some of IBM's largest cloud agreements, the tech giant said. Lloyds Banking Group has 12.5 million online customers and eight million mobile users, making it the UK's largest digital bank, IBM noted.

Two ultrabook deals you won't want to miss

The Lenovo Yoga 700 is a two-in-one for $369.99, and the Chuwi LapBook 12.3 offers a Retina-caliber screen for $319.99. Both are thin, light and amazing in their own ways.

Stormtroopers, hip-hop and video games: EA Play at E3 2017

For the first time ever, the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo is open to the public. First stop for fans? Electronic Arts' EA Play, which was less press conference, more celebration of gaming.

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IGN @ #E32017 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

Top 15 Minimalist Wallpapers for iPhone and iPad

One of the best ways of customizing your iPhone or iPad without much effort is to use a beautiful and crispy wallpaper that brings a refreshing look to your device’s screen. A common design trend that has been going around lately is minimalism, which strips away all the unnecessary elements to focus on the main subject in a piece of art.

Inside UPS Worldport, the biggest automated package facility

Built within Louisville International, Worldport accounts for about 80 percent to 85 percent of flights in and out of the airport. UPS' facility accounts for nearly all flights there during the busier night shift.

I'm So Freaking Stoked for Microsoft's Big Xbox Announcement

Technically E3, video games’ biggest trade show of the year, starts next Tuesday. That’s when the doors will open at Los Angeles Convention Center and over 500,000 attendees will swarm hundreds of booths filled with the latest video games, consoles, and gaming paraphernalia. But the event really starts Saturday night, when EA, one of the largest game publishers in the world, hosts a press event to announce all its new projects. As Tuesday draws closer more and more huge companies will take the stage at venues all over downtown LA to steal some limelight and make their own big announcements. Personally, I’m going to be focused on Microsoft’s newest Xbox console, which will be announced at a big event on Sunday afternoon (check back for coverage!). I’m hoping that it finally brings some cool tech properly into the mainstream.

GoPro Fusion first look: going beyond VR

After our short time spent with the GoPro Fusion and GoPro’s software suite, it’s clear that GoPro believes 360-degree capture is the future of video recording. VR may not have caught on, but giving users the flexibility to create VR videos while also creating dramatic flat videos is something GoPro thinks users will get excited about and actually use.


In Illinois, investigators found evidence that cyber intruders tried to delete or alter voter data. The hackers accessed software designed to be used by poll workers on Election Day, and in at least one state accessed a campaign finance database. Details of the wave of attacks, in the summer and fall of 2016, were provided by three people with direct knowledge of the U.S. investigation into the matter. In all, the Russian hackers hit systems in a total of 39 states, one of them said.

10 Features Apple Killed in iOS 11

iOS 11 adds a lot of new and interesting features . From the redesigned Control Center, the new App Store to the new multitasking on iPad. But in the process, iOS has also removed some features. Here are the features you’ll no longer see in iOS 11.

Xbox Unleashed: Our deep-dive study of how millions use Xbox Live

Microsoft appears to have stopped surfacing this kind of extremely granular Xbox Live usage data sometime in mid-February, which is probably a good thing from a user-privacy perspective. Before the company turned off this data spigot, though, we were able to randomly sample the Xbox-usage activity of hundreds of thousands of active Gamertags over a period of more than four months (see below for more on how we did that sampling). This has allowed us to create a wide-ranging, anonymized, aggregate look at what the average online Xbox 360 and Xbox One owner was actually doing with their systems on a day-to-day basis during that time.

10 iOS 11 Features Apple Copied From Jailbreak Apps and Tweaks

The new iPhones have a larger display, which can make it difficult to use with a single hand, especially when you want to type. Apple has a solution for this in iOS 11 by introducing a one-handed keyboard mode, where the keys shift a little closer to each other and move to the left or right side of the screen.

Celebrate the bike at 200 with the world's craziest rides

The Fliz concept bike , a prototype from 2012, owes a lot to the original Karl Drais idea for a two-wheeled, foot-powered bike with no pedals. Instead of sitting on a saddle, the rider is suspended from the tall frame. The cycle works through a combination of running, walking and pushing yourself along.

Siri meets smart speaker in the new Apple HomePod

The stakes are high for the HomePod, Apple's first new category of hardware since the Apple Watch came out two years ago. Failure to break into smart speakers could ice the company out of a new and growing area in tech. Apple already tried to make its iPhone a smart home hub, using Siri and its Home app to operate connected devices like locks and lights. The new speaker offers a bit of an admission that its strategy didn't pan out.

Don’t Expose Yourself: A Guide to Online Privacy

You wouldn’t walk naked through Times Square. Stop being naked online. Your laptop and that smartphone grafted to your hand are double agents. What you look at, where you go and even what you say can be used to paint a portrait of you leaving you as exposed as the day you were born. Much of Silicon Valley wants you to think the price of using...

It's not too late to stop your phone from wrecking your neck

Bad posture really can mess up your spine. It happened to me, but there are things you can do to prevent the problem and feel better.

The Grand Tour on Twitter

Richard Hammond was involved in a serious crash, but very fortunately suffered no serious injury.

The Best Cheap Laptops of 2017

You don't have to spend more than $500 to get a basic laptop for everyday computing. Our buying advice will show you how to get your next affordable notebook without emptying your wallet. Many of our top picks fall below the $350 mark.

iOS 11 vs iOS 10: A Look at the UI Design Changes in iOS 11

There are more subtle design changes as well. Read on for our comparison of UI design and feature changes for iOS 11, as they compare to iOS 10. In the images below, the screenshot on the left is from iOS 10 and the one on the right is from iOS 11.

IBM's major breakthrough in nanosheet tech: The 5nm chip - Video | ZDNet

IBM has shown for the first time that its stacked nanosheet technology can outperform today's best FinFET nanometer chips.

Amazon is offering a discount on Prime for people on government assistance

Today, Amazon announced that it’s offering a discount on Prime membership for US customers participating in a number of government assistance programs. Anyone with a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which disburses funds for programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps), is eligible for Prime’s discounted monthly price of $5.99. Prime’s normal price is a $99 a year, or a monthly fee of $10.99.

How to Reduce Your iPhone's Mobile Data Usage in iOS 10 - iOS 10.3.1

Wi-Fi is everywhere. Broadband plans are fast, and relatively cheap. The only thing that still sucks is cellular data and just how expensive it is. Not everyone has unlimited cellular data. If you’re on a particularly tiny data pack, things can be even worse for you. Like I-can’t-even-open-my-email-app worse. Or maybe you’re just 3 days away from the next billing cycle and you don’t want to top up right now.

Apple's iMacs get a performance boost - WWDC 2017 | Macworld

Apple is boosting to performance of its iMac desktop range with faster chips, better graphics and a lower price.

Experts think AI will automate all human jobs within 120 years - Video | ZDNet

Hundreds of AI experts predict when their models will beat humans at everything.

IGN @ #E32017 on Twitter

But how do people that weren't fans think of it? Clearly they already enjoy it. So many pointless articles on ign to give hype

Alibaba to open cloud data centres in Indonesia, India | ZDNet

The new sites in Indonesia and India would provide "a full suite of" cloud services, according to Alibaba, which added that it would be the first global cloud vendor to set up an international cloud data centre in Indonesia. The launch would be in line with the Indonesian government's "1,000 Start-ups Movement" scheme to support 1,000 companies by 2020, with the goal to reach a combined valuation of US$10 billion, Alibaba said.

Chevy Bolt EV goes on sale nationally a month early

For a car that has only been available in less than half of the United States, the Bolt EV has been selling pretty well, at least compared with Chevy's other plug-in – the Volt hybrid. From January 2017 to May 2017, the Bolt EV has sold 5,950 units . The Volt, which is available everywhere, has sold 9,187 units in the same time frame. Expanding the Bolt EV's availability will likely improve the car's sales substantially. Related Video:

​Oracle to use Kubernetes to manage its cloud containers | ZDNet

Oracle wants to be a cloud power, but instead of branding their own cloud DevOps program, they'll be working with CoreOS on Kubernetes.

Adam West, star of 1960s 'Batman,' dead at 88

His television career beyond "Batman" included appearances on everything from "Bonanza" and "Bewitched" to "Laverne & Shirley." But it was his cultured and animated voice in voice-over roles that perhaps brought West to the attention of a new generation. In addition to "Family Guy," he played voice-over roles in "The Simpsons," " Animaniacs " and more.

Tech companies lead the way in offering maternity leave, but there's lots of room for improvement - TechRepublic

Last time TechRepublic took a look at maternity leave policies in the US, in 2015, things weren't good. Here's what's changed in the last two years.

What it takes to build artificial intelligence skills | ZDNet

Artificial intelligence/machine learning engineer (Silicon Valley startup): "Deal with large-scale data set with intensive hands-on code development. Collect, process and cleanse raw data from a wide variety of sources. Transform and convert unstructured data set into structured data products. Identify, generate, and select modeling features from various data set. Train and build machine learning models to meet product goals. Innovate new machine learning techniques to address product and business needs. Analyze and evaluate performance results from model execution." Qualifications: "Strong background and experience in machine learning and information retrieval. Must have experience managing end-to-end machine learning pipeline from data exploration, feature engineering, model building, performance evaluation, and online testing with TB to Petabyte-size datasets."

Samurai armor for pets turns Rover into a ronin

The pet armor, brought to our attention by  Boing Boing , is available in red, black, silver or gold and comes in a standard small size to fit cats and petite pooches. It's made from foam and resin, keeping it lightweight. The traditional plated styling also allows for freedom of movement so your feline warrior can still catch catnip mice while suited up for battle.

Stay Frosty in the Spoiler-Packed Doctor Who Discussion Thread

Speaking of which, the only really remarkable thing about “The Empress of Mars” might have been its ending—the revelation that it’s actually an early prequel to a 45-year-0ld story . Really! If that bit at the end where the Doctor called up a hilariously squeaky cyclops alien named Alpha Centauri to help the surviving Ice Warriors off their barren world and into a wider universe completely threw you at first, that’s actually because it’s a reference to the John Pertwee story called “The Curse of Peladon.” By the time of that story, the Ice Warriors were members of a Galactic Federation, an interstellar council of beings that formed a peaceful alliance alongside Earth, many other planets, and yes, Alpha Centauri itself—who, before this episode, was infamous for looking... well, rather phallic. Here it is back in 1974's “The Monster of Peladon”, for reference:

iPhone and iPad tips and tricks | ZDNet

Impress your family and friends while at the same time making yourself much more productive, with these iPhone and iPad tips and tricks.

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