New Octopus Is So Cute That 'Adorable' Might Become Part Of Its Name
The most adorable little octopus in the world looks like a cross between a Pac-Man ghost and a Pokemon creature.
Just don't ask for its name because it doesn't have one yet. But the octopus is so
Get excited for next month's Pluto flyby with this beautiful teaser
The New Horizons spacecraft was launched in 2006, and is currently hurtling toward Pluto at more than 35,000mph (nearly 60,000 km/h). It's set to pass the giant ball of rock and ice on July 14th,...
Stanford researcher declares that the sixth mass extinction is here
Paul Ehrlich and others use conservative estimates to prove that species are disappearing faster than at any time since the dinosaurs' demise.
VoiceOver reveals Apple's iPhone to the blind
The American Foundation for the Blind just recognized Apple for its work on its VoiceOver accessibility feature, which works on iOS, OS X and Apple Watch OS.
Dope is the future of the American coming-of-age movie
Coming-of-age stories are about going through something defining. Movies like The Breakfast Club endure because the experiences they capture, like grappling with identity or awkward sexuality, are...
'I will never be the same': Victims' families speak to Charleston shooter
Dylann Roof didn't say much at his bond hearing Thursday afternoon, but family members spoke of their wrenching pain and loss. Some also forgave him
Watch a bloody assassination mission in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
After spending last year in Paris, Ubisoft mainstay Assassin's Creed is coming to London for the upcoming Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Today at its E3 press conference, Ubisoft showed off an...
Raccoon breaks into an alcohol warehouse and gets super drunk
A raccoon was discovered wandering around an alcohol warehouse — and it was pretty clear that he had "sampled" a little bit of the booze.
'Sonic the Hedgehog' in real life is better than virtual reality
We wanted to see if all hedgehogs were as speedy as Sonic so we created an extremely high-budget replica of the classic SEGA game.
New App Tells All Your Friends When You're Free to Hang Out | WIRED
Free fills a small but critical hole in our digitally mediated social lives---the ability to broadcast and communicate around availability.
Dads hook their kids up to lie detectors, immediately regret it
Dad's hooked their kids up to lie detectors but didn't realize how embarrassing the answers would be.
Swimming nanobots target cancer cells inside your body
Scientists keep saying they'll put tiny robots into our bodies to cure disease, perhaps not realizing we may not be down with that. But the field is prog
Corgi gets surprised by a sneaky little tortoise
Turbo the corgi has no idea he's lounging next to a real tortoise — until it starts moving.
Samsung Galaxy Phones Vulnerable to Keyboard Bug
Keyboard maker Swift, however, says the bug is not easy to exploit.
How for-profit prisons have become the biggest lobby no one is talking about
But Rubio shouldn’t get a pass just because there’s no clear quid pro quo. What our criminal justice system needs is reform, not incentive for expansion. In fact, opposition to criminal justice reform should render any candidate woefully inadequate to lead a nation suffering from a prison system that essentially perpetuates the oppression of its most vulnerable citizens. We can’t allow the proliferation of private prisons and their political influence to remain the most important issue that no one’s talking about.
Fallout 4 comes with a real Pip-Boy that works with your phone
The collector's edition of the game will include an actual Pip-Boy wearable sleeve that you can slot your phone into, meaning you'll be able to access all of the features just by glancing down at your IRL arm. "As far as stupid gimmicks go, I chose the best fucking one," said Bethesda's Todd Howard on stage at E3.
The Final Fantasy 7 remake is real, and here is proof
I hope you're happy. For almost two decades, you've demanded a Final Fantasy 7 remake, and now you're finally getting it. Oh sure, this could be great. We could learn more about some of the most beloved characters in video games. But what about the unexpected ramifications?
How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.
7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People
I had to comment after seeing the "Bozo punching bag" . I have told people for years that I was like one. Life has hit me HARD, many times. I was diagnosed with a progressive, incurable condition the age of 27, a prognosis of being bedridden within 5 years. At the age of 35, I lost the love of my life, and became a young widow and single, disabled mother of a teenage boy, in an instant. This happened only 5-1/2 months after my father (my best friend), passed away from pancreatic cancer. When life hits me, it hits me hard! The first thing I do is fall flat on back. Then, something amazing happens, I bounce right back up. It isn't because of anything, but what I am made of. I am a "Jones". There is a reason they say, "keeping up with the Jones". We are resilient. I believe that we are made like this, because we are supposed to be the example that you CAN get back up. Every day isn't a "Pharrel Williams" day, but it doesn't mean that tomorrow can't be. Thank you for comment.
Tesla's critical Model 3 will be a family of vehicles, not just a car
The Model 3 is a long-promised mass-market EV designed to take Tesla from a niche player to a high-volume automaker, and it's not an exaggeration to say that the company's long-term viability hinges on its success: Elon Musk has promised that the Model 3 will deliver at least 200 miles of range for $35,000 without rebates, making it a far more accessible vehicle than the Roadster, S, and X have been. But details of the Model 3 have been scarce, and Straubel didn't offer much beyond the revelation that it'll come in multiple flavors; he did say that Tesla has models planned beyond the Model 3, but of course it does — car companies are perpetually working on new cars.
E3 2015: Day 3 Recap of E3
Engadget Senior Editor Mat Smith runs down our favorite stories out of E3. Get More Engadget: •Subscribe to Engadget on YouTube: http://engt.co/subscribe •Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engadget •Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/engadget •Read: http://www.engadget.com Technology isn't all about bits and processors. It's the car with no driver, human organs printed in a lab and leisurely flights into space. It's the future and Engadget is here to tell you all about it. Since 2004, we've covered cutting edge devices and the technology that powers them. As we enter our second decade, we're looking beyond the gadgets themselves to explore how they impact our lives. Engadget is the definitive guide to this connected life.
How I Grew My Company From $100 to $400 Million
After much thought and debate, I made the call to build two new practices and invest all the profits from that year into my bet. We would continue the old business, as it still had good play in the market. But we would also fund a cloud and big data team and start to look at how to add advanced technologies for our clients by offering the best next-generation products coming out of Silicon Valley.
E3 2015: Adr1ft's Orbital Survival Experience
Engadget's Timothy Seppala dons his space suit and tries to survive a few minutes of Three One Zero's VR game, Adr1ft. Get More Engadget: •Subscribe to Engadget on YouTube: http://engt.co/subscribe •Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engadget •Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/engadget •Read: http://www.engadget.com Technology isn't all about bits and processors. It's the car with no driver, human organs printed in a lab and leisurely flights into space. It's the future and Engadget is here to tell you all about it. Since 2004, we've covered cutting edge devices and the technology that powers them. As we enter our second decade, we're looking beyond the gadgets themselves to explore how they impact our lives. Engadget is the definitive guide to this connected life.
Charleston shooter 'almost didn't go through with it because everyone was so nice to him'
A photo uploaded in May to Roof's Facebook page, which was taken down in the hours after the shooting, showed him scowling at the camera while wearing two country's flags — one for Rhodesia and another for apartheid South Africa — in a nod toward white supremacy.
Rare Replay is 30 games in one box, including Banjo Kazooie and Perfect Dark
Rumors of a collection of Rare games have been bubbling for weeks. Today, the developer officially announced the project at Microsoft's E3 2015 press event. The Rare Replay collection will cost $30 and include 30 games — that's much of the developer's catalog, dating back to R.C. Pro-Am and Battletoads . Comparatively more recent games, like Perfect Dark and Blast Corps, will also be included. We've also seen Viva Piñata .
Health Care Fraud Takedown
The charges are based on a variety of alleged fraud schemes involving medical treatments and services. According to court documents, the schemes included submitting claims to Medicare for treatments that were medically unnecessary and often not provided. In many of the cases, Medicare beneficiaries and other co-conspirators were allegedly paid cash kickbacks for supplying beneficiary information so providers could submit fraudulent bills to Medicare. Forty-four of the defendants were charged in schemes related to Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit program, which is the fastest growing component of Medicare and a growing target for criminals.
How cards are taking over Web design
Those little rectangles full of inclusive images and text have been so successful in Web design that they’ve almost become a default option when it comes to balancing clear aesthetics with simple usability. But don’t mistake trendiness for usefulness – there’s a reason cards are so popular.
Paul Graham Raven is a postgraduate
researcher in infrastructural futures
at the University of Sheffield. He’s
also a writer, science fiction critic,
and essayist, as well as a persistent
gadfly in the futurological ointment.
He lives a stone’s throw from the
site of the Battle of Orgreave, with a
duplicitous cat and three guitars he
can barely play.
The Best Antivirus for 2015
Which antivirus should you choose? Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015) is the tiniest antivirus around, though its unusual detection technique doesn't jibe with some lab tests. The independent labs uniformly heap praise on Kaspersky Anti-Virus (2015). Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 also gets plenty of love from the labs, and in AutoPilot mode it stays out of your way. We've named these three Editors' Choice for commercial antivirus, but they're not the only good choices. Read the reviews of our top-rated products, then make your own decision.
Sex and Romance - The Witcher 3 Wiki Guide - IGN
Throughout the previous Witcher games, Geralt's main love interest has been Triss Merigold. Time and again he has saved her from peril, and she's returned the favor in kind. She even helped the Witcher recover his lost memories, which proved difficult for their relationship when Geralt regained his feelings for his former lover Yennefer. Geralt and Triss reunite in the city of Novigrad during the Witcher's hunt for his ward Ciri.
Cersei's body double speaks out about the 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 finale
Director David Nutter claims that Van Cleave's casting and subsequent performance was one of the most important moments in creating the finale.
Beautifully Creepy Photos Show What Happens When You Abandon An Amusement Park
"Whenever you're in something so big, whether it's a shopping mall or amusement park or stadium that's abandoned, there's such a weird feeling there," he says. "There's abandonment for what appears to be miles around, and it's just completely quiet. It's kind of apocalyptic, but beautiful in a way. You almost feel like you're the last person on the planet. It's kind of peaceful."
The science of great visuals on social media
By using quotes in your image, you can take a boring mundane tweet and turn it into a really powerful image. As long as it fits the above checklist, of course. Take a message you want to share, and quickly turn it into a shareable social media image, like this one:
These Are The Best Photos Taken On iPhones This Year
Looking at these gorgeous photos, it's hard to believe they were taken with the same phone many of us use on a daily basis, but the jury can (and sometimes does) verify that the photos were taken with the proper device.
Waterproof Classic Books Are The Perfect Beach (And Bath!) Reads
You've got your warm bath, your bubbles, your glass of cheap wine and your book club book. Was there ever a better recipe for relaxation? That is, until -- plunk! No thanks to slippery fingers and that glass of cheap wine, your just-purchased novel has taken a dive.
Data Mining Reveals How Human Health Varies with City Size | MIT Technology Review
The results are interesting. It turns out that the rate of infectious diseases, like chlamydia or meningitis, grows superlinearly with city size while the rate of heart attacks grows sublinearly. In other words, you’re more likely to catch flu in a bigger city but less likely to die of a heart attack.
Lian-Li announces awesome computer cases that are also desks | Chips | Geek.com
The DK-01X will be a smaller desk, with a width of 0.9 meters. If that’s not enough, the DK-02X is 1.25 meters wide. That extra width gives it an interesting feature. While both desks are able to accommodate large ATX and HPTX motherboards, the 02X has space for a second mini-ITX board so you can have a secondary system just for gaming or media storage. Both the announced cases have space for more than a dozen hard drives as well.
All hail the Apple Watch guy
This special kind of guy evangelises his new gadget even if it doesn’t quite match up to his expectations. In this video, Vooza (‘the world’s most unbelievable tech startup’) documents the moment the CEO goes from inspirational leader to a man in a turtle neck having an argument with his wrist.
Reg Saddler 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.
Charleston shooting suspect and cop who killed Walter Scott are jail neighbors
The shootings, which both received national attention, took place less than 10 miles apart — and now the two men are being kept in adjacent cells at a South Carolina jail.
Reg A + Gives Women And Minority Founders Access To Startup Capital
Reg A+ does not directly solve the ongoing dilemma of access to venture capital dollars for women and minorities. But it does disrupt the investor status quo and provides a much needed alternative to capital for those who need it most.
Here's Microsoft's $140 PC on a stick
Abhimanyu Ghoshal is a photographer, writer and musician based in Bangalore, India. He also fancies himself a traveler, street food gourmet and design connoisseur, but that's besides the point. He has been writing about design, technology and apps since 2011, mostly because he has forgotten how to code. Reach him via Twitter , his website , or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
42-year-old man with 29 Miley Cyrus tattoos is getting them removed
He hopes that getting the tattoos removed will help him move on with his life and find a girlfriend. The process will be more expensive than getting the tattoos, but McCoid has clearly decided that it's worth the expense.
The Lesson Of Two Epic Logo Debacles
Building consumer loyalty and brand affinity is one of the ultimate goals of the business world. However, when a beloved brand shifts gears and unveils something new, all bets are off. What was first a strategic business and design decision becomes subject to the court of public opinion—and before the new logo has even had a chance, the brand often decides to revert, without rhyme or reason. So when does it make sense to back down on a redesigned logo? And when should a brand stay the course?
Home | Newsletters | MIT Technology Review
I would like to receive information about other MIT Technology Review initiatives.
Epic Women 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.
A new South Park RPG is coming next year — this time it's about superheroes
Last year's South Park: The Stick of Truth was a surprisingly fun / interactive South Park episode that played on fantasy RPG tropes and called back to a number of characters from the show's past. Today, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone opened Ubisoft's E3 2015 showcase to announce they are doing it all over again.
Uber is tracking its drivers in China, will fire anyone attending taxi protests
According to The Wall Street Journal , Uber has threatened to cancel its contracts with those who disobey its commands. The company reportedly said in messages to its drivers that it will use GPS coordinates to determine if drivers are attending the protests, which have been sparked by the rise of illegal competition for taxi drivers. Uber's harsh stance, the company says, is designed to "maintain social order."
Should You Get Apple Music? Here's What You Need To Know
The company is hoping the service will prove a worthy rival to Spotify, Rdio and TIDAL, and will eventually rise to the top of the crowded music streaming world.
Electronic Dance Music Is Hot, And Here's the Data To Prove It
So far in 2015, EDM fans in the United States have purchased 2.7 million albums and 24.7 million tracks. While Nielsen doesn't monitor revenue, it suggested albums cost about $10 each, which could mean about $27 million in album sales, while track downloads go for $1, bringing in potentially another $24.7 million. Nielsen also said it uses the industry standard of 1,500 streams for every album purchased, a ratio that works out to about 6 cents earned for every stream. At that rate, EDM artists have brought in $672 million from streams, year-over-year.
Indiloop lets you remix major-label hits like a pro
If you’ve ever wondered what a collaboration between Vanilla Ice and Nine Inch Nails would sound like, you’ll want to give Indiloop a spin.
ESPN's Cari Champion should be crying tears of joy right now
is a leading global media company that informs, inspires and entertains the digital generation. Mashable is redefining storytelling by documenting and shaping the digital revolution in a new voice, new formats and cutting-edge technologies to a uniquely dedicated audience of 42 million monthly unique visitors and 23 million social followers.
Thanks for writing this. I think Clojure & Rust will co-exist in my projects, Clojure is simply too powerful and most of the time I can write code that is fast enough (mostly due to core.async and the simple concurrency primitives). Safety is an interesting question. I usually end up with a very concise codebase where I understand the inner intermediate steps of execution very well. Obviously, compile time type checks are great and you never catch these type bugs otherwise. Embeddability was never a problem.
Nokia Confirms Plan To Return To Phone Market In 2016
Nokia has not confirmed what OS(es) might power any future Nokia-branded phones, but it’s a pretty safe bet it’s going to be Android. Nokia’s N1 tablet (pictured at the top of this post) runs Android, and its Z Launcher is designed for Android, so Android is the platform it’s been preoccupied with of late. Google’s mobile OS is also where the mobile volume is, although the space has also never been more competitive. Just ask HTC .
How designers earn & keep their seat at the table
But the path to better products isn’t as easy as just hiring designers by the hundreds. When it comes to implementing design processes, company culture must adapt to the new user-centered strategies. The new breed of designers are equal parts ambassador and problem-solver, helping companies understand that it’s more important to solve the right problem than to design the perfect solution.
Why This Real Estate App Is Making New York Brokers Nervous
To do this, Compass is using a blend of technology, design, and old-fashioned human touch. Since its launch, the company has hired over 200 brokers, many of which were lured away from established real estate brokerages. One of those firms, New York's The Corcoran Group, sued Compass earlier this year for poaching key talent and allegedly accessing its proprietary databases. Each of Compass's agents operates using the company's agent-specific mobile app, designed with a level of functionality and intuitiveness not typically found in proprietary software used by real estate agents.
How to build a happy and productive remote team
Even growth-stage startups have been successful with remote teams. Take Olark as an example. Olark has built a 30-person distributed team and bootstrapped itself to a multi-million dollar company over the past 7 years.
With $10 Million In Seed, Sano Is Building A Metabolic Health Tracker
Fitbit took a wearable activity tracker and built a $6 billion dollar company — Sano , a stealthy startup out of San Francisco, wants to do better. Since physical activity is only one element of health, Sano is building a wearable sensor that measures metabolic activity.
The Father Of "Getting Things Done": You're Getting Me All Wrong
Bringing those horizons into balance requires reflection, he says. "If you want to say, 'Am I focused on the right thing?' I would say, which one of those conversations has not been matured sufficiently or lined up with the other ones appropriately? Some people need to focus more on their goals. Some people need to stop focusing on their goals and actually get shit done."
'Adr1ft' brings your childhood dream of being an astronaut to life — in virtual reality
The game kicks off with high drama. The player is an astronaut who awakes in the wreckage of a space station with no memory of what happened. The primary goal is survival; her suit is damaged and she needs oxygen. She also needs to find answers and a way back home, which means learning about her former crew members and their lives on the space station as she gathers resources to repair the station’s emergency escape vehicle and save her own life.
Kickstarter project Baggizmo aims to be the gadget bag for every occasion
Of course, it's impossible to create one bag that will satisfy absolutely everyone — some people will want a larger compartment, some will hate the fact that their laptop doesn't fit, and some just don't like the style. Ladislav is aware of the issue. "We put a lot of thought into this product. For example, we could've made it a little bit bigger, and it could fit a regular-sized iPad (as is, the biggest tablet Baggizmo accepts is a 9-inch one). But the bag would then be just a little too big. We want it to feel like a part of your body, but that doesn't happen if it's even a little too big," he says.
Check out this amazing interactive picture book for the Web
Owen is reporter for The Next Web based in Amsterdam, specializing in Apple, Microsoft, developer trends, security and privacy. Formerly a developer and infrastructure engineer, Owen has a deep background in IT. You can find him on Twitter at @ow and get in touch here. He also runs a weekly tech newsletter you'll love .
Google is on the brink of AI capable of natural conversation and even flirtation – scientist
Google is working to encode thoughts as vectors described by a sequence of numbers. These “thought vectors” could endow AI systems with a human-like “common sense” within a decade, according to Hinton, who has been working at Google for two years.
Windows 10 testers will receive the final build as a standard software update
Windows 10 Insiders – what Microsoft calls its public beta testers – have gotten early access to a lot of the upcoming operating system’s features, but with the July 29th release date approaching, many have wondered how the upgrade process to the final build of Windows 10 will happen.