'Inhumans' trailer: Marvel’s next project has humans unhappy
The trailer for Marvel's "Inhumans" is finally here, but reactions from around the web say it's not living up to many fans' expectations.
Anti-cyberbullying crusader Melania Trump defends her husband’s cyberbullying
In the past, Melania Trump has considered herself an outspoken critic of online bullying. In fact, during a speech last
Uber ATG upgrades its autonomous truck test fleet with new tech
Uber's Advanced Technologies Group has a new version of its testing transport truck for autonomous tech. The new model features an updated technology stack,..
The new Game of Thrones trailer teases war and a bloody winter
Game of Thrones returns with season 7 on July 16th, and to build maximum hype, HBO has dropped another trailer today. A compilation of the show’s remaining characters as they prepare for the great...
Watch the second Game of Thrones season 7 trailer
Get a new glimpse at what's promising to be the hugest war Westeros has ever seen as forces converge from all directions in HBO's hit series.
Snapchat’s new Snap Map lets you share your location with friends
Location sharing is optional, and it only updates when you use Snapchat.
For YouTube stars, breaking up is hard -- and epic -- to do
Online stars build millions of fans by sharing their lives, but a romance’s end can be a nightmare
Now anyone can try macOS High Sierra | Cult of Mac
Public testers can finally get their first taste of Apple's new operating system for Mac starting today with the release of the first public beta of macOS
The macOS High Sierra public beta is now available
The riskiest and possibly most interesting part of High Sierra is the new APFS file system, which replaces HFS+ as the new default. In existing betas of High Sierra there's been an option to stick with HFS+ when installing, but otherwise your drive will be in-place upgraded to APFS. If this sounds in any way scary to you, you're probably best off putting High Sierra in a separate partition for testing , to keep your existing files and folders untouched. But Apple has already upgraded millions of iPhones to APFS with little hassle, so if you have standard Apple hardware in your computer it's probably a relatively safe procedure.
Free versions of 'Sonic the Hedgehog' and other classic Sega games are coming to iPhone and Android
You'll soon be able to play all of Sega's best retro
games on your smartphone. On Wednesday, the company
announced Sega Forever, an app that will give iPhone and Android
owners free access to its robust library of classic
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Facebook's internet drone reaches new heights with first successful landing
While the solar-powered aircraft, designed to fly non-stop for 60-90 days at high altitudes, flew once before, the first flight ended in a crash landing. This time, Aquila "landed perfectly."
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Amazon Prime Day 2017: Everything you need to know about Amazon's shopping extravaganza
To keep Prime Day important to consumers, Amazon is giving people a reason to shop—and that’s by offering more deals, better deals, and higher stock of the best deals. For those reasons, we expect to again see some good buys this year and a general improvement on sale prices compared to last year. Here’s what you need to know about the day, and how to prepare.
They Built the First Phone You Loved. Where in the World Is Nokia Now?
The next two years are going to be a particularly important time for Nokia, as the industry begins rolling out the next generation of wireless networks. So-called 5G will bring faster and richer data. According to Nokia and its rivals—the developers of the underlying equipment—those changes will enable a whole new set of mobile-dependent technologies: driverless cars, telemedicine, more fully automated workplaces, and other changes we’ve yet to imagine. “I want to be a company that helps large enterprises digitize,” says Nokia Chief Executive Officer Rajeev Suri. The company’s bet on 5G is its biggest one since it got out of the phone business. If it fails, it will need to radically reinvent itself once again.
Here's how Apple has done in the 10 years since the iPhone
After the iPhone 3G, Apple began to release phones in a two-year cycle. In between each new model, the company would release an iteration on the previous model, dubbed "S" models, which often had updated internals and software but maintained the same design. Below are only the new models.
7 microwave snacks you can cook in a mug
First, you will need to make the dough by mixing 4 tablespoons (59 milliliters) of flour, 1/8 teaspoon (0.6 milliliters) of baking powder, 1/16 teaspoon (0.3 milliliters) of baking soda and 1/8 teaspoon (0.6 milliliters) of salt into a coffee mug. Pour in 3 tablespoons (30 milliliters) of milk and 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) of olive oil into the mixture and stir. You may need to use your hands to knead the dough.
Sega is bringing its classic games to mobile for free with the Forever Collection
There’s been something of a retro resurgence in video games recently; remasters are popping up everywhere and Nintendo took things one step further with its NES Classic console . Now, Sega is getting in on the action with the announcement that it’s bringing a collection of its classic games to mobile for free.
Ratatouille's Best Scene Proves That, Sometimes, Live-Action Just Can't Surpass Animation
The intense emotional connection that viewers have to this scene comes from a few things. First is the anticipation. You get not one, not two, but three shots of Ego raising the food up to his mouth. Next is Bird’s “camera” work. The super fast dolly zoom, if you can call it that, is like a slap in the face. It’s a drastic change from the fluid feel of the rest of the movie—a screaming sign to the audience to pay attention. In fact, the simultaneous reverse zoom and focus happen so fast, it’s almost disorienting. The effect feels like something that’s impossible in live-action. You almost want to give the shot its own new term in the language of film. An Ego shot, maybe.
I Tried a Foraging App and It Went Okay I Guess
It does, however, seem that the information provided about each plant is accurate. When I found some clover, which is very pretty and purple (and pictured up at the top), I was so excited that I immediately plucked a few petals from the flower and popped them in my mouth. “My tongue feels weird,” I thought to myself five minutes later, and began to worry the clover had been contaminated with some sort of pesticide. I then consulted VILD MAD to see if the clover could be responsible for my fuzzy tongue feeling, and was pleased to find that my experienced lined up with the app’s expertise.
These CEOs Took Home the Most Money in 2016
Media chieftains got the most cash. CBS Corp.’s Leslie Moonves, 67, reaped a $32 million cash bonus that was the largest since he became CEO in 2006 and accounted for almost 60 percent of his total take-home pay. Walt Disney Co.’s Bob Iger, 66, got a $20 million cash as an incentive in 2016. His payout was tied to financial metrics, such as operating income and returns on invested capital, and was 10 percent lower than the previous year. Iger can earn a retention cash bonus of as much as $60 million in 2018 if the company posts aggregate five-year operating income of at least $78.3 billion. Here’s the full ranking, sortable by column.
The iPhone Decade
Today marks the iPhone's 10th birthday. The device spurred rapid changes in industries of all kinds and society as whole. Bloomberg's Emily Chang takes a look back at the decade of the iPhone. (Source: Bloomberg)
Get a $10 credit on Amazon Prime Day with this new promotion
Once you've watched the video, it will take 3-4 days for the credit to come through. You'll get an email confirmation you've received the $10 credit, and though you won't see it appear in your account, your receipt will show the credit was applied when you make a purchase on Amazon Prime Day.
John Legend expertly responds to Donald Trump's sexist tweets using Melania’s own words
John Legend expertly responds to Donald Trump's sexist tweets using Melania’s own words
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Scoop: Twitter is prototyping a button that would let users flag fake news. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/06/29/twitter-is-looking-for-ways-to-let-users-flag-fake-news/?utm_term=.5292b508bf34 …
At 18, He Strapped a Rocket Engine to His Bike. Now He’s Taking on SpaceX
That Peter Beck and New Zealand have been at the forefront of it all has been unlikely, to say the least. But Beck’s lack of formal training and his home country’s remoteness gave him a unique vantage from which to reimagine the rocket business. Shaun O’Donnell, who worked with Beck all those years ago at the government research lab, recalls the day when, as they were heading home from the lab, Beck pulled him aside and said he was leaving to start a rocket company. “It seemed a little nuts,” says O’Donnell. He nevertheless became one of Beck’s first two employees, and is now Rocket Lab’s vice president of New Zealand operations. “Looking back now, it’s been a fantastic journey. There was no aerospace industry here, and this is the last thing I would have expected to be doing. It just shows that Peter follows through on everything he says.”
This iPhone Designer Says No More Screens
I think the car world is going to look pretty similar to what it looks like today. There are new brands, like Tesla and some Chinese brands, that could be challengers in the decade after that, but this isn’t something that is going to happen as quickly as the mobile phone industry changed with the release of the iPhone. Phones get turned over every 18 months. It takes much longer with cars. And with cars, we’re talking about laws changing and police having to adjust to them. It’s a lot harder than rolling out a 3G network and getting people to change phones.
Cloud is cheaper than VMs and containers for most new applications - TechRepublic
Serverless is cheaper than virtual machines (VMS). For most applications, the cost of ownership is less for cloud services. The reasoning is that developers do not need to "provision, configure, and manage the infrastructure," according to the report, even when the VM hosts the containers. This is true when code is executed less than 500,000 times, the report noted.
Internet tax is real and I have been paying it for years, by Jeff Bezos
Of course, if internet tax were as simple as I've made it out to be, we wouldn't all groan every time tax season rolls around, ha ha. Another more complicated part of the internet tax is that each year, about three weeks after sending the IRS your check, you will receive a call from the government informing you that they cannot accept your payment. They will tell you that you, "Do not owe this money," and there "Is not a tax on using the internet, it doesn't even make sense," and to "Please stop wasting government time by sending these enormous sums of money to our office." Whenever that happens, I simply continue sending checks to the IRS until they cash them.
4 ways that AI is enabling today's IoT revolution
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), the key to widespread adoption isn’t a mass of features, but on how much attention is paid to user experience. Where corporate and industrial buyers may focus on a device’s spec sheet and feature set, consumers care more about how a product is designed and how … Read more »
This NRA Ad Is Terrifying, Dangerous and Irresponsible
The NRA’s latest ad conveniently ignores the fact that Trump’s easing of Obama-era gun restrictions can only increase the rampant gun violence in America, and instead goes on the offensive against… Trump’s opposition. The ad features a woman speaking directly to camera in harsh tones about the rising tide of left-leaning liberals terrorizing the country and everything its (REAL) citizens hold dear. While the ad stops short of advocating actual violence, it has the feel of a rallying cry, inciting patriotic viewers to keep the wolf at the door with extreme prejudice. It is a wildly irresponsible ad designed to make gun-loving Trump supporters feel under attack and ready to lash out.
Enormous Genetic Study Will Help Scientists Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
There’s no doubt that inflammatory bowel disease is horrible. Its consequences, all sorts of gastrointestinal distress, can be downright debilitating. But treating it is full of uncertainty—folks with the same symptoms might respond in wildly different ways. That’s why scientists are trying to pinpoint its cause, among all the genetic complexities that can contribute.
Windows 10 snooping: Microsoft has halved data it collects from PCs says watchdog - TechRepublic
The French regulator CNIL today announced that Windows 10 is no longer in breach of the country's data protection laws, following changes to how the OS handles user privacy. Microsoft had previously faced the threat of a fine of up to €150,000 ($158,000) if Windows 10 wasn't brought into compliance with French data protection rules.
This RV Full Of Lawyers Is Touring Rural America To Save Young Immigrants From Deportation
The Santa Fe Dreamers Project considers itself more than a charity. Love wants to highlight how effective immigration policies go beyond humanitarian reasons—it’s just good business. She intends to change the public’s narrative, shifting the focus to what communities can expect by investing in young immigrants. “We need to stop talking about [immigration] as if it’s charity,” stresses Love. “We need to start crunching numbers.”
Music Festival Confetti Cannons Might Be Our Only Surefire Defense Against Drones
As if random asteroids and vengeful hawks weren’t enough of a reason to keep a wary eye on the skies, drones have gone from being harmless RC toys to genuine weapons. Until now, the only way to stay safe was to only go outside on windy days, but it looks like there’s a new weapon for the war on drones : confetti cannons.
Cisco Live 2017: How apps can make or break digital transformation in the enterprise - TechRepublic
Matt Chotin, senior director of AppDynamics, talks about how having the right app is essential to digital transformation. A new study shows that 60% of consumers have deleted an app or abandoned a website after just one attempt, if there are problems with performance, particularly when it's a banking app.
We Regret to Inform You That Fidget Spinners Are Now Exploding
After transitioning from an obscure curiosity to a ubiquitous annoyance in record time, fidget spinners finally completed the 21st century novelty toy cycle this month, becoming something that could potentially burn down your house. According to local news reports, at least two bluetooth-enabled spinners have now burst into flames while charging, may god have mercy on us all.
Facebook successfully lands its Aquila drone for the first time
Facebook says that it improved Aquila based on the lessons the drone crew learned from the first unsuccessful flight. The team included new "spoilers" to the wings to increase drag and reduce lift while landing. The plane now has hundreds of new sensors to gather data with, modified autopilot software, new radios, a "smoother finish" and a horizontal propeller that helps stop the plan when landing. The takeoff in May was normal, according to Facebook, and climbed at a rate twice as fast as the original test flight. The craft has no landing gear and lands on Kevlar pads attached to the motor pods. The Aquila landed on a 500-foot circle of level gravel, which is about 6 inches deep with the consistency of rough sand.
IBM’S Watson will use AI to help tennis fans get the most out of Wimbledon
The patch has several advantages over typical flu vaccines. First, it's not a needle, and is easy enough for people to do themselves if the FDA approves it. And it doesn't need to be refrigerated, so pharmacists can just keep it on their shelves. While more clinical trials are needed before the patches are widely available, Nadine Rouphael of Emory University told the BBC that her team "could envisage vaccination at home, in the workplace, or even via mail distribution."
Twickets set to be the first face-value ticket reseller in the US
Twickets, a popular England-based fan-to-fan ticket resale platform, is coming to the US this fall. The platform allows fans to resell unwanted tickets, with prices capped at face value (any booking fees incurred with the original purchase can be included at the seller’s discretion). Twickets then collects a 10 percent transaction fee from the buyer for each sale.
'Spider-Man: Homecoming' will make you feel like a superheroic high schooler
Parker's younger-feeling Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), while just as nurturing as the older depiction in previous movies, is considerably more involved in her nephew's life despite being in the dark about his little Spidey secret. She clearly wants to play a direct part in Parker's life by offering social advice and getting him to parties. And like a protective parent, she's not crazy about the danger that often comes with an Avengers lifestyle.
Twitter is toying with a 'fake news' reporting feature
Twitter is working on a new tool to fight the spread of inaccurate, harmful and misleading articles online, according to The Washington Post . The company is apparently prototyping a feature that would allow users to flag tweets circulating false or injurious information, though the report says the project is still in the early stages and may never see the light of day.
Exclusive: Elon Musk Explains Lusty Floor Tweets
Yesterday was SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s birthday. But instead of getting some loving from his beautiful girlfriend or perhaps one of his fancy cars (they can do that now, right?), Musk apparently decided to pop a few Ambien and craft a love poem to the floor.
Netflix announces an unexpected 2-hour series finale of 'Sense8'
Wachowski did note that Netflix was amongst the show’s fans
(“believe me, they love the show as much as we do, but the
numbers have always been challenging”) — and the fact that the
streaming giant was able to reverse its decision on this is a
testament to that fact. So read Wachowski’s full letter below,
and look forward to 2018 to find out what happened to Wolfgang,
if Riley and Will will work out, and if they’ll have time to
squeeze in one last orgy.
Zillow drops complaint against ‘McMansion Hell’ blog after backlash over copyright claim
Second, even if Zillow somehow had standing to assert a copyright interest, Wagner’s use of images from real estate listings, whether sourced from Zillow or elsewhere, is fair use. Wagner transforms the photographs with her critical annotations and uses the photographs for a radically different purpose than Zillow or the original photographers. See Katz v. Google Inc., 802 F.3d 1178, 1182 (11th Cir. 2015) (blogger’s use of photograph for criticism was transformative); Mattel, Inc. v. Walking Mountain Prods., 353 F.3d 792, 800-803 (9th Cir. 2003); Dhillon v. Does 1-10, 2014 WL 722592 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 25, 2014). Wagner generates a modest income from her website through a Patreon, but this limited commercial purpose does not weigh against fair use. See Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., 510 U.S. 569, 584 (1994); Leibovitz v. Paramount Pictures Corp., 137 F.3d 109, 113 (2d Cir. 1998). Similarly, Wagner’s use of entire photographs is necessary to illustrate her criticism and does not weigh against fair use. See Bill Graham Archives v. Dorling Kindersley Ltd., 448 F.3d 605, 613 (2d Cir. 2006).
The Tiny Satellites Ushering in the New Space Revolution
This satellite constellation is one of many signs that the relationship between humans and space is changing in ways unseen since Russia and the U.S. began sending rockets into orbit six decades ago. Thanks to modern software, artificial intelligence, advances in electronics and materials, and a generation of aggressive, unconventional entrepreneurs, we are awash in space startups. These companies envision an era in which rockets take off daily, filling the skies with satellites that sense Earth’s every action—in effect building a computational shell around our planet. The people constructing this bustling new economic highway promise it will improve life down below, but the future they describe is packed with wonder and controversy in equal measure—and although few have noticed, it’s coming to pass right now.
One in four bosses at Google are women
The company made in-roads in diversifying its leadership, with women now representing 25 percent of those roles. As part of that expansion, Google added Danielle Brown as its Vice President of Diversity. Brown was previously with Intel, which two years ago tied management compensation to increasing diversity .
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Airbnb Said to Be Planning New Tier for Luxury Vacation Rentals
The new tier is fancier -- penthouses versus apartments, mansions versus family homes. It’s known internally as “Airbnb Lux,” but an official name has yet to be determined, said the people, who requested anonymity to discuss a private matter. Its creation follows Airbnb’s acquisition earlier this year of Luxury Retreats, a Canadian company that before its sale listed more than 4,000 villas and vacation homes. Those listings are not yet featured as a separate section on Airbnb’s website.
Apple macOS High Sierra preview: the biggest Mac update you’ll never see
There’s no avoiding it: High Sierra, the next major release of macOS, is going to feel like a somewhat boring update to most people. It’s full of foundational refinements and new technologies that will prepare your Mac for very cool things that are coming over the next few years. There’s a whole new file system underneath everything! But feature-wise, High Sierra lacks any new apps or consumer-facing changes that will make it all that exciting for Mac users.
The Best Part of Netflix's First Death Note Trailer Is Willem Dafoe's Creepy Death God
There are three kinds of Death Note fans in the world: 1. Those who’re miffed that Netflix’s adaptation is set in Seattle rather than Japan and feel as if the movie is whitewashed. 2. Those who think the first group is operating. 3. Folks who are apathetic about the whole shebang.
Volvo, Autoliv And Nvidia Aim For Self-Driving Car Debut By 2021
Volvo and Autoliv will form a new partnership, called Zenunity, which aims to develop self-driving car software based on Nvidia’s Drive PX computing platform.
Swift creator seeks new job 6 months after swapping Apple for Tesla
Chris Lattner, the man who helped create the Swift programming language before leaving Apple for Tesla, has departed his new role just six months later.
14 Essential Tips for an Engaging Facebook Business Page
We’ve come across many well-meaning marketers and entrepreneurs who create personal profiles for their brands, instead of an actual Facebook Business Page. That puts you at a huge disadvantage -- you’re missing out on all of the content creation tools, paid promotional opportunities, and analytics/insights that come with a Facebook Business Page. Plus, a personal profile would require people to send you a friend request in order to engage with you, and the last thing you want to do is make that more difficult for customers.
Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-exclusive, offering first year of unlimited service for $1
Virgin Mobile USA announced today that it will offer an iPhone-exclusive cellular plan that offers unlimited data, text, and calls for $50 a month. This also means Virgin will stop selling Android devices, making the company the first and only iPhone-only carrier in the US.
WannaCry ransomware causes Honda plant shutdown in Japan - Roadshow
The automaker did not immediately return a request for comment, but a spokeswoman told Reuters that WannaCry had made its way into Honda's networks in multiple regions, including Japan, North America, Europe and China. The company strengthened its security after WannaCry first came on the scene in May, apparently to no avail.
Windows 10 does temporarily disable third-party antivirus, admits Microsoft | ZDNet
"Once a customer has installed an active and up-to-date antivirus program, it will run without notifications or interference from Windows. Microsoft's own free, built-in Windows Defender Antivirus does not run periodic scans without explicit customer action or provide protection until the chosen third-party AV solution is no longer protecting the Windows 10 device due to expiration," said Lefferts.