Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler reunite for a glorious session of 'Really!?'
Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler reunite for their classic 'SNL' sketch "Really!?" on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'.
Windows 10’s new desktop wallpaper is made out of light
Like every other version of Windows, Microsoft has created a special desktop wallpaper for Windows 10. While Microsoft opted for daisies in Windows 8 and an aurora in Windows Vista, the default...
Nintendo includes same-sex marriages in 'Fire Emblem Fates'
Nintendo has a rocky past when it comes to same-sex relationships in its games, but the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates for its 3DS handheld should change tha
A Big Solar Burp Pelted Earth Last Night | WIRED
The sun is throwing a fit. For the second time this week it 's launched massive chunks of itself at us---from 93 million miles away.
How to Enable 'Undo Send' in Gmail
Gmail's "Undo Send" can help you avoid serious email blunders. Here's how to turn it on.
Doctors and Hospitals Need to Talk More. This App Can Help | WIRED
Hospitals can get started with Cureatr free of charge and be up and running in a matter of hours. Cureatr effectively becomes their new patient registration system. Then, on the other side of the equation, healthcare providers like the Visiting Nurse Service of New York or DaVita, a large provider of dialysis services, will provide Cureatr with a list of patients for whom they want to receive alerts and pay a fee per patient. When a patient checks into one of Cureatr’s partner hospitals, the system scans those lists, and if there’s a match, it triggers a HIPAA compliant notification. It’s then up to the physician or nurse who received the alert to intervene.
Avoid Losing Money to Vending Machines by Knowing Which Items Get Stuck
It’s infuriating when you pay a vending machine for a snack only to watch it get stuck and not drop. Choose a properly loaded snack, however, and you won’t lose your money.
Sony Won't See 'a Cent' of Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Funds
Producer Yu Suzuki promised backers that their generous funding will entirely be funneled into production of the game. What's New Now is PCMag's daily report where we cover the most talked about technology story of the day. Check back every day as we suggest why the story is important to you and provide expert analysis and opinion on the topic. Watch this episode and more in our 'What's New Now' playlist: http://goo.gl/oCiRJZ Subscribe for daily updates: http://goo.gl/hMyJr1 For tech reviews, news and opinion, check out PCMag.com: http://www.pcmag.com Follow PCMag on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PCMag Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PCMag Join us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+PCMag
The powerful seamlessness of new video technology shows once again that mobile-oriented design and UI can disrupt established ways of thinking in marketing. How are smart brands and other companies using video to market on mobile, a place of short attention spans, rich interactivity and instant gratification? When do you invest in emoji packs, or product videos for Vine or Snapchat? How can you address your customers directly where they are, instead of trying to force them to join your platform. If you can’t beat Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, you may as well join ‘em. (Oh, and what’s the role of agencies?)
Apple Is Wrong to Pull Historical Games Featuring the Confederate Flag
Just to get the usual caveats out of the way, this isn’t “censorship” in the legal sense of the word. Private companies can choose to sell or not sell whatever products they like. Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Etsy, and other retailers have all decided that they will no longer sell products that feature the Confederate flag. And Apple doesn’t have to sell any games that it finds objectionable. But Apple’s decision is a worrying precedent for those of us concerned with how history is taught and interpreted in this country. Getting rid of the Confederate flag in art is a ridiculously unnecessary move.
Instagram Access Appears To Resume In North Korea
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Instagram appears to be back to normal in North Korea after a week of warnings on user accounts saying the popular photo-sharing app had been blacklisted for harmful content.
UK plans world's first artificial blood transfusions by 2017
To better treat specialist patients, scientists have experimented with lab-grown organs and cells for some time. For the NHS, maintaining UK blood supplies is also high on the agenda, so it's been working to offset the fall in donations by growing its own. In fact, the health service says we may only be two years away from seeing the world's first artificial transfusions, which could potentially revolutionize treatment for seriously ill people with complex blood types.
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Amazon launches an SDK for developers to build on its Alexa voice-activated assistant
So what kinds of things could you build with the ASK? According to Amazon, this could be letting a parent program Alexa to access their kids’ school lunch menus, so they can ask Alexa each morning what the children will be eating that day. Or a manufacturer that offers connected sprinkler systems could unleash Alexa in gardens, letting people ask to water their lawn for 10 minutes.
Women, LGBT least safe on Facebook, despite 'real name' policy
Despite Facebook's insistence that its "real names" policy keeps its users safe , a new report reveals that Facebook is the least safe place for women online. And things are turning more explosive, as stories emerge that Facebook has been changing its users' names without their consent -- and the company isn't allowing them to remove their real names from their accounts. Meanwhile, a furious LGBT coalition has rallied around the safety threats posed to its communities by the policy. Though, it was unsuccessful in blocking the company from marching in America's largest gay pride parade.
One of the world's most wanted cybercriminals extradited to US
Ercan Findikoglu had spent the last 18 months in a German jail fighting extradition. He now faces U.S. prosecutors who accuse him of orchestrating a highly sophisticated crime that had hackers gaining access to bank-operated computers, enabling them to withdraw massive amounts of cash from ATMs at multiple locations around the world.
Flir releases updated thermal imaging camera for iOS; Android on the way
Flir , which started life as an industrial thermal imaging device for contractors and sports enthusiasts, has evolved into a full-fledged consumer gadget with a variety of uses.
Dollar Beard Club Spoofs Dollar Shave Club, Disappears Down Advertising Rabbit Hole
A new company called Dollar Beard Club wants in on the viral success of Dollar Shave Club, by spoofing it. We only roast the ones we love.
State CIOs struggle to recruit and retain millennials
Think it’s tough to attract younger IT workers? Imagine what managers in the public sector face? Unable to match private-sector salary packages, state CIOs try to appeal to millennials' commitment to public service and offer flexible work environment to recruit.
UK’s Yieldify Raises $11.5M From SoftBank And Google Ventures To Fix E-Commerce Conversions
What has distinguished Yieldify up to now is how well it’s been doing, mostly under the radar. The company counts large businesses and brands like Marks & Spencer and Ben Sherman among its customers. It’s business model, meanwhile, is to offer its software for free and to only charge clients if they make money from Yieldify’s software. “We work on a performance basis, and so we are in real partnership with our customers,” Radia said. “Other software solutions charge big fees and it’s rare for SaaS to work as a percentage of a sale.”
Postmates Raises $80 Million in Push Toward $1 Deliveries
Lehmann has no plan to reclassify any of the Postmates couriers, but he does admit he has contingency plan if the courts force him to do so. While a staff of employees would entail more costs, like insurance and workers’ compensation, Lehmann said it would also let him create more efficiencies in the operation, such as having the power to more specifically instruct couriers which packages to pick up and which routes to take.
ICYMI: A Cockroach Robot, New Half-Boat Drones and More
ICYMI: A cockroach robot, new half-boat drones and more 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 Tesla's Commercial Batteries Have Changed The Future...For Winemakers?
In a publicity photo pegged to the April announcement , Tesla showed a rendering of a large PowerPack installation: Countless banks of tall, featureless bricks, each seemingly as big as the company’s sedans (one of which is seen in the background kicking up dust on an adjacent idyllic country road).
Tesla briefly highlighted some of the companies chosen to be part of the pilot program, which included (in addition to JFW's La Crema winery) Amazon Web Services, Target, and the energy intelligence software developer EnerNOC. Tesla didn't say exactly how each company was chosen, but did stress their desire to put their batteries to the test in a wide variety of industries.
While Tesla’s commercial PowerPacks will have a 100 kW capacity, the prototypes are double that. That means La Crema has 600 kW of production, or 1.2 MWh of energy storage capacity across these three banks of batteries. All told, the company has 21 of the batteries across six of its wineries, which were installed from late last summer to early this year. By February, they accounted for 4.2 mW of production, or 8.
'Batman: Arkham Knight' for PCs pulled because of glitches
Dear Batman: Arkham Knight PC owners,
We want to apologize to those of you who are experiencing performance issues with Batman: Arkham Knight on PC. We take these issues very seriously and have therefore decided to suspend future game sales of the PC version while we work to address these issues to satisfy our quality standards. We greatly value our customers and know that while there are a significant amount of players who are enjoying the game on PC, we want to do whatever we can to make the experience better for PC players overall.
Thank you to those players who have already given valuable feedback. We are continuously monitoring all threads posted in the Official Batman: Arkham Knight Community and Steam forums, as well as any issues logged with our Customer Support (support.wbgames.com). If you purchased your copy of the game and are not satisfied with your experience, then we ask for your patience while these issues are resolved. If desired, you can request a refund at help.steampowered.com (Steam refund policies can be found here: http://store.steampowered.com/steam_refunds) or the retail location where you purchased the game.
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WB has suspended sales of Batman: Arkham Knight on PC in light of ongoing performance issues: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/25/warner-bros-supsends-sales-of-batman-arkham-knight-on-pc … pic.twitter.com/WMgarewTXn
France Adopts Extensive Surveillance Law
But of course the two are related. Part of France’s surveillance law includes international surveillance. And this time there is no checks and balances in place to restrict surveillance of world leaders. In other words, France could be spying on American presidents just like the U.S. did. Many politicians were outraged by the new WikiLeaks documents. But it sounds like fake outrage now that France is ready to spy on world leaders as well.
Exclusive: Satya Nadella reveals Microsoft's new mission statement, sees 'tough choices' ahead - GeekWire
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent a companywide email to employees this morning — laying out a broad agenda for Microsoft’s new fiscal year, setting the stage for the upcoming Windows 10 launch and revealing the company’s new, official mission statement: To “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”
First Official Photos from The X-Files Return - IGN
The first round of official photos from FOX's X-Files revival give us a great look at Agents Mulder & Scully (played by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson , respectively), and guest stars Joel McHale (Community) and Annet Mahendru (The Americans) in the upcoming sequel series.
How CISOs can create security KPIs and KRIs
Recent research by the ISF has found that many CISOs are reporting the wrong key performance indicators (KPIs) and key risk indicators (KRIs). Durbin attributes this to the fact that most CISOs have little or no interaction with the audiences to whom they report. As a result, they are guessing at what their audiences need and miss the mark when attempting to provide ongoing management reporting on topics like information security effectiveness, organizational risk and information security arrangements.
Many big companies live in fear for their future in digital age
But, depending on the industry, the big threat goes by different names: for automakers and transport companies, it is Tesla, the luxury electric car company, or Uber, the online taxi service. For hotels and airlines, it's Airbnb or Trivago, now majority owned by Expedia.
Apple Researching Geofencing Tech That Could Make Errands Easier
Apple has a new patent application (via AppleInsider ) that could make it easier to manage shared household tasks like picking up groceries or remembering to grab a bottle of wine on the way home. The patent request describes a way in which one user can grant access to their location data to another, sort of like how they currently can in Find My Friends, but with additional features that can send an alert to the person granted access when the first user does things like land within range of a grocery store.
Amazon Instant Video now offers HDR-quality video streaming for Prime members in the U.S.
It’s worth restating here, however, that HDR will only be available to a very small subset of Amazon Instant Video users at first. Not only must you be based in the U.S., but you must subscribe to Prime ($99/year), and possess a compatible Samsung TV. For reference, the cheapest one for now will set you back north of $3,000 , with higher-end models costing as much as $6,000 .
Apple reportedly inks deals with indie label Beggars and rights group Merlin for its streaming music service
This could be huge. Beggars Group owns many independent labels including 4AD, Rough Trade Records, Matador Records, and XL Recordings with artists like The XX and Adele on its roster. Merlin represents over 20,000 labels and distributors in more than 40 countries and licenses music to the likes of YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Play and Rdio.
Security Smart Take: Yes, Samsung tweaked Windows Update settings
Specifically, Samsung disabled automatic updates for PCs by setting Windows Update to notify users before downloading or installing fixes and patches. That's less restrictive than what Microsoft recommends; it wants Windows users, particularly consumers, to leave the default Windows Update setting -- "Install updates automatically" -- alone as the best way to ensure the OS is up to date. (Other options include telling users when new updates are available for manual download, or advising them that updates have been downloaded and are ready to install.)
How Intel's Ayse Ildeniz Got Fashion Designers And Engineers To Play Nice
In the months leading up to MICA's release, both Opening Ceremony and Ildeniz's team were able to sidestep potential pitfalls that can come with cross-sector collaboration by developing a clear profile for the bracelet's end user. Every other month, Ildeniz says the teams held closed-door meetings with CFDA and an assemblage of "top fashion intelligentsia" to brainstorm how high-end fashion and tech could mesh best. Then Intel performed surveys of millennials, probing their usage patterns for wearables. Opening Ceremony did the same with their own customer base. Then the two factions came together often to pore over the data.
Email 101: 11 tips to manage your email
If you’re a college graduate entering the workforce, you may quickly find you aren’t prepared for the volume of email that awaits you in the corporate world. These 11 tips will help you master forwards, filtering and more.
Groupon’s New Apple Watch App Alerts You To Nearby Deals, Lets You Buy From Your Wrist
Groupon’s deal-finding iOS application was updated today to include support for Apple Watch. Like many Watch apps, Groupon’s takes advantage of its ability to tap into a user’s location by way of their connected iPhone, then it uses this awareness to alert you to deals available near you. Unlike with Groupon’s mobile application, whose home screen features deals in your general area – like a city or metro region – the new Watch app instead focuses on those offers that are in close proximity. It then orders them by how many miles away they are from your current location.
'Shenmue 3' creator explains how Sony is helping out
When the word got out that Shenmue 3 was getting financial help from Sony, not just E3 stage time, some gamers understandably flipped out. Were Yu Suzuki and crew duping fans into supporting a big-budget sequel in the guise of a crowdfunded indie title? Well, you can relax a little -- Suzuki has come clean and explained to backers just how Sony and partner Shibuya Productions are involved. On top of an apology for misleading supporters, the developer notes that Sony and Shibuya are helping out with marketing, production and (in Sony's case) "some publishing." While he can't talk about the terms, he's adamant that your money is going directly to Shenmue 's development. The other companies are "not seeing a cent" of your pledge, Suzuki says.
You can now book TaxiForSure cabs from Ola's app in India
TaxiForSure’s hatchback fleet will first become available to Ola users in New Delhi and Mumbai, and to other cities over the next few weeks.
PSA: Google’s Inbox also has an ‘Undo Send’ button
The feature has been around for a few weeks; Google is highlighting that it’s now available by default on Inbox’s Web, Android and iOS apps.
Facebook nabs Yahoo's chief information security officer - CNET
"There is no company in the world that is better positioned to tackle the challenges faced not only by today's Internet users but for the remaining [two-thirds] of humanity we have yet to connect," Stamos said of Facebook in his post. "The Facebook security team has demonstrated a history of innovation as well as a unique willingness to share those innovations with the world, and we will build upon that history in the years to come."
Samsung doesn't want Windows Update running on your computer (update)
As if you needed another reason to do a clean install of WIndows with any new computer, Samsung's got you covered. It turns out that a piece of the bloatware from the OEM is apparently disabling Windows Update because it interferes with Samsung's own software updater. The one that, as you might infer, keeps its bloatware up to date on Windows desktops and laptops. A Microsoft MVP (community member, not Redmond employee) chatted with a Samsung customer service rep, asking why this was happening and the rep replied that Windows Update will install drivers for all the hardware on a machine that may or may not work. So, it prevents such a thing by keeping Windows Update turned off. Fine if you aren't worried about security updates but love keeping things like Samsung's auto-back-up tools up to date. It's almost like Samsung wasn't paying attention to Lenovo and Superfish earlier this year.
With iPhone & Apple Watch, Apple playing a key role in 'consumerization' of healthcare
With the iPhone an everyday part of millions of consumers' lives, and now the debut of the Apple Watch, healthcare professionals believe that Apple is a pivotal part in what they see as the "consumerization" of healthcare, driven by easy access to health-related data.
Why Supreme Court Interns Still Sprint to Deliver News | WIRED
Television networks, hoping to be the first to break the news that everyone will soon know, depend on these runners to get the decisions into the hands of anxious producers waiting to go live. By the time the interns head back inside after the hand-off, ABC News intern Allie Kessel, who is featured in the video above, tells WIRED, the justices may still be announcing the decision in the courtroom itself.
Listen up, Apple: People who stream really dig indie music - CNET
It provides a glimpse into the fragmented world of independent music as streaming upends long-standing norms. As streaming has grown, more artists on independent labels can reach listeners more easily -- and grow more popular. Unless you pay close attention to the business side of music, you wouldn't know that some of the stars you listen to most -- Taylor Swift, Adele and Macklemore, for instance -- record on independent labels. Yet the priorities of digital music distributors like Apple, which sought licenses from indies for its forthcoming Apple Music service only after courting the major labels and unveiling the service publicly, may be out of sync with your preferences.
Postmates Raises $80M, Valued At Almost $500M
On-demand service Postmates just closed an $80 million Series D round . The company told TechCrunch that the new funding values them at close to $500 million. The round was led by Tiger Global Management, and follows a $35 million round closed in February.
Two Water Experts Are Here To Answer Your Questions About the Drought
The drought transforming the American West has people everywhere questioning their own water use. Why don’t we recycle more wastewater? What about desalination? Should we be #droughtshaming rich people to get them to conserve? And, most importantly—SHOULD I EAT ALMONDS? Get your water questions answered by our experts today.
Pharrell, Drake and Elton John will DJ on Apple's Beats 1
In terms of guests, Zane Lowe has confirmed that Eminem will be his first big-name interview. With a mix of live and pre-recorded interviews, Apple hopes that music fans will tune in from all over the globe to discover new music, but also form a closer connection with some of their favorite musicians. Lowe, Darben and Adenuga are the main frontrunners, but Beats 1 could see a huge influx of listeners when any one of the main guest presenters share their tastes with the world.
Amazon orders third season of Transparent, just as Season 2 starts production
A dark comedy, Transparent is the story of the Pfefferman family in the aftermath of the family patriarch’s decision to live life as a woman. “I am so thrilled that I get to share more of the Pfeffermans’ story with the world,” said series creator Jill Soloway. “We are all so in love with watching them change and grow. I am blown away by the creative freedom Amazon gives me and I can’t wait to reveal where this journey is going to take us.”
35 snacks that will take you back to the '90s
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Amazon’s Treasure Truck travels around Seattle with a single product for sale
The Amazon Treasure Truck is, well, a truck that travels through Seattle neighborhoods laden with a single product for sale. Or, as Amazon puts it, it’s “loaded to the gills with one amazing item you won’t want to miss.” The new service is available through the main Amazon Mobile Shopping app , but it will only be visible to those in the Seattle area. If that’s you, simply click on “Treasure Truck” to see what’s on offer, and then select a place to meet the truck.
Apple will reportedly pay 0.2 cents per stream to labels during the trial period of Apple Music
According to the site’s sources, the amount is similar to what Spotify pays artists for streaming their songs on its free tier. In addition, Apple will also be paying a small amount of money to music labels for the songwriting rights, though this amount is still under negotiation between Apple and music labels.
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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.
It turns out geography is still a thing.
Recently, Whittl, a Chicago-based company raised a $3.3 million Series A round of capital. The new monetary event follows a $1.3 million seed round that took place around two years ago.
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