SpaceX sticks 11th rocket landing after launching first used Dragon capsule
Another one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets successfully landed back on Earth this evening after launching cargo and supplies to the International Space Station. This time, the rocket touched down at...
France declares tweet-war on Donald Trump?
Commentary: The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs decides to mimic the president's tweaking Twitter tactics by editing his new climate change video. Is this just the beginning?
Now SpaceX is reusing a different kind of spacecraft
Elon Musk's space company doesn't just recycle rockets. Over the weekend it became the first outfit to send a ship back to orbit.
Wonder Woman has come a long way since this failed 1967 screen test
Along with Batman and Superman, Wonder Woman is a pillar of what’s known among fans as the DC Trinity. At 75 years old, she’s one of the oldest and most enduring of all superheroes, but where her...
Prime Minister Theresa May has called for closer regulation of the internet following a deadly terror attack in London... May said on Sunday that a new approach to tackling extremism is required, including changes that would deny terrorists and extremist sympathizers digital tools used to communicate and plan attacks. "We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed," May said. "Yet that is precisely what the internet and the big companies that provide internet-based services provide. We need to work with allied democratic governments to reach international agreements that regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist and terrorism planning."
How to use the Fresh Start feature in Windows 10 Creators Update - TechRepublic
The Fresh Start feature basically performs a clean install of Windows 10 while leaving your data intact. More specifically, when you choose Fresh Start, it will find and back up all your data, settings, and native apps. After that, it will remove most of the applications from your system and install a fresh copy of the most recent version of Windows 10—which the operation downloads from the Microsoft site, rather than pulling an old copy from a restore partition.
Cyberweapons are now in play: From US sabotage of a North Korean missile test to hacked emergency sirens in Dallas | ZDNet
It remains to be seen whether CIOs and enterprise companies realize they are already in the middle of a cyberwar. But it is clear that attackers may compromise your company to make a statement, your network could be used as a staging area for a larger attack, and malware is likely to use artificial intelligence in the near future. Enterprises will have to be as vigilant as nation states when it comes to attacks. This story lends perspective on the evolving cyberweapons landscape, how AI will shape the future of security, and best practices for defense.
Better Wi-Fi in six easy steps | ZDNet
With the countless of devices we have nowadays all wanting a piece of our internet connection, who doesn't want better Wi-Fi? Here's how to get the best possible coverage for the least hassle.
NASapalooza: a first look at six hot new NAS boxes - Video | ZDNet
What happens when six hot new NAS boxes arrive at the door? It's NASapalooza! In this video, David compares the Synology DiskStation DS1817+, the QNAP TVS-473, the Buffalo TeraStation 5410DN, the TerraMaster NAS F2-420, Western Digital MyCloud PR4100, and the nearly indestructible ioSafe 1515+.
How to free up gigabytes of space on your iPhone or iPad | ZDNet
Running low on space on your iPhone or iPad? I know it can be a real pain because it can get in the way of you taking a photo, downloading a new app, or even working with a document you have stored on the handset.
But fear not! Here's how to free up potentially gigabytes of space with only a few taps.
Tools for IT professionals | ZDNet
If you're in the business of repairing PCs, smartphones, or tablets, then you need the tools to help you get the job done in a fast, efficient, and safe way.
Updated with reader suggestions June 2017.
'13 Reasons Why' Season 2 isn't losing Hannah, and that's important
"I knew that Netflix and the creators would only come back for a Season 2 if it was going to add to the story," she said. "So when I found out I was coming back and I get to be a part of it, I was just even more excited. I would love to see the quieter moments in Hannah's life that we didn't get to see covered in Season 1. It would be really interesting to see some of those missing pieces. And I'm really excited to see who the new narrator is."
Android Creator Andy Rubin Debuts 'Essential' Phone
"Don't you hate it when you have to buy new dongles, chargers, and accessories every time your phone is upgraded? We do too," Essential wrote on its website. "So we decided to make this a thing of the past. The magnetic connector with wireless data transfer keeps your phone cord-free, future-proof, and always up-to-date."
Told you that you were getting good sleep, says Fitbit
When you look at a company with such a large, diverse user base, it’s hard to ignore the sheer volume of data these wearables generate. Since 2010, Fitbit has logged over 4 billion nights of sleep from its users. This gives it a data pool of over 23 million hours of slumber in order to better understand and improve on its tracker’s ability to accurately log sleep patterns.
After London attack, Facebook says aims to be 'hostile environment' for terrorists
LONDON Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a "hostile environment" for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from internet firms.
Microsoft co-founder built the world’s largest plane to launch rockets into space
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has spent the last six years working on a giant aircraft capable of launching rockets to space. Today, his company Stratolaunch Systems literally rolled that plane out of its hangar in the Mojave Desert for the first time ever.
AR video chat helps you help others
Project Chalk is a video chat app that incorporates augmented reality, allowing you to annotate real-world objects in order to help friends (or family members) with tasks.
Inside Carnival's tech-filled Medallion cruise ship
With your smartphone and a contactless coin, you can access all kinds of great features on board Carnival's cruise ship.
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Google says it rarely sues — but it made an exception with Uber (Photo: Jefferson Graham) https://usat.ly/2qGTMGH pic.twitter.com/gTOJ3riidi
The Macintosh we deserve: How Apple can win back loyalty from professionals - TechRepublic
The best part about the Touch Bar is actually the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple should offer a version of the product with Touch ID, but keep the physical function keys. Another big innovation that it could bring to the MacBook Pro is wireless broadband, so that professionals can keep working when out of Wi-Fi range. This is the one key features that leads a lot of professionals to the iPad. Adding it to the MacBook Pro would be a nice win. Finally, bring back the MagSafe connector. Apple could simple include a USB-C magnetic dongle, or it could include a magnetic USB-C cable like the third-party Griffin Breaksafe.
KEF's Q350 speaker looks and sounds deeply impressive
The Q350's performance may not be as arresting as the UB5, but if you buy this speaker you won't have to be as careful about picking a powerful receiver or the "right" music. A forward-sounding system like the Elacs sound best with a beefy amp and steady diet of well-produced recordings. But with a pair of the KEF Q350s in your system you can also enjoy Sebadoh, Katy Perry or Metallica without being reminded of their less-than-stellar production quality. There's no pomp, no artifice, just the music the speakers are given.
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In this episode of The iPhone Show, @OscarRaymundo talks about 3 features he'd like to see in iOS 11.
How to install two of the best call blocking apps for iOS 10 - TechRepublic
Learn how to reduce noise by ensuring that spam calls do not interrupt your phone usage. Here's how to utilize iOS 10's call blocking features and a couple of third-party apps.
CNET UK podcast 521: Secrets of podcasting success with Olly Man
Olly takes Andy through some of the behind-the-scenes secrets that made Answer Me This, which celebrated its 10th birthday in January, such a success. Maybe Andy will learn a thing or two.
eBay mocks Amazon for being boring
Here's the corollary, though, in eBay's world: eBay is exciting. Oh. The ad shows lots of beige boxes coming out of (what we assume is) Amazon's warehouse. Of course, the ad doesn't mention Amazon by name. Instead, it just says: "When did shopping get so beeeeeeeeeeeige?"
The 10 Mac games you need to play from May 2017
Summer is nearly upon us, but if you’d rather spend your days in the warm glow of a Mac rather than the hot sun, then you’re in luck: May brought us another fine bounty of new games to check out. The big-budget, open-world crime quest Mafia III headlines the latest stack of Mac releases, letting you battle for control of a massive, New Orleans-esque city in 1968—and that’s not all. Check out our picks for the 10 most exciting releases from May, and if you need a few more recent options, then please loop back on our April list as well.
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Remembering dozens and dozens of different passwords for different sites is next to impossible. But that doesn’t mean you should be reusing your passwords. That’s just asking for trouble.
Watch Ariana Grande's 'One Love Manchester' concert live on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter
Fans will also be able to donate to help victims of the bombing that killed 22 people and injured others after the pop star's concert in Manchester last month.
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Here is Mary Meeker's Internet Trends report for 2017: http://on.forbes.com/60178YUY5 pic.twitter.com/yrZkeFKW3a
The Eve V is the USB-C Surface Pro that Microsoft won’t make
Performance and battery life assessments will have to wait for a full review, of course. But what I can say about the Eve V after spending a little time with it is that there aren’t any obvious red flags in its design, apart from a backspace button that’s inexplicably labeled “oops!” The build quality is solid, with subtle rounded edges that make it feel friendlier than a Surface Pro. There is almost no branding beyond a light pattern underneath the kickstand and a triangle logo on the V key. The design is obviously derivative, but it’s a good-looking machine for what it is.
Mars rover's home crater was a potential hotbed for life
NASA landed the Curiosity rover in Mars' Gale Crater precisely because it promised to be a sort of open book that revealed a lot about the planet's history. Well, scientists have been busy reading... and it looks like the crater had an intriguing past. Two newly published research papers indicate that Gale was a warm lake for for a period of about 700 million years, ending about 3.1 billion years ago. In other words, it was habitable for a very long time. Even then, groundwater persisted for a long time afterwards.
Waymo working on competitor to Uber's self-driving trucks
Waymo, the self-driving division of Google, has confirmed that alongside an expansion to its autonomous car efforts, it is looking to develop self-driving trucks.
Dan Aykroyd Attacks Ghostbusters Reboot Director
“[ Ghostbusters ] made a lot of money around the world but just cost too much, making it economically not feasible to do another one. So that’s too bad. The director, he spent too much on it. He didn’t shoot scenes we suggested to him and several scenes that were going to be needed and he said, ‘Nah, we don’t need them.’ Then we tested the movie and they needed them and he had to go back. About $30 to $40-million in reshoots. So he will not be back on the Sony lot any time soon.”
The Best Laptops of 2017
Walk down any laptop aisle and you'll notice that the selection of laptops has become dramatically thinner and sleeker. Each of these wafer-thin systems represents a new vision for ultraportable computing: a no-compromises laptop light enough that you'll forget it's in your briefcase, with a long-lasting battery that will keep you working even when no power outlet is available. Fast storage, whether by way of a full 128GB or 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) or, more affordably, 32GB to 64GB of eMMC flash, give these ultraportables the ability to resume work in seconds after being idle or asleep for days. Intel's marketing focus has migrated to the convertible-hybrid laptops and detachable-hybrid tablets that it refers to as 2-in-1 devices (see the next section for more information), but ultraportables are still a distinct category.
Amazon Now Has Every Issue of Omni, the Scifi 'Magazine of the Future'
Unlike Internet Archive, accessing the high-resolution issues on Amazon isn’t free. Each issue costs $2.99— except for those with Kindle Unlimited, who can read all of them for free. Jerrick Media is also releasing episodes of the short-lived TV series, Omni: The New Frontier, which you can rent on Vimeo for 99-cents an episode (or buy them for $1.99 each). Three have been released so far.
World's largest airplane is rolled out
(CNN) Even if you had been allowed to kick the tires as the world's largest airplane was rolled out for the first time Wednesday, it might have taken you a while.
Thumbs up! These smart gloves translate sign language to text
Gesture-recognition technology is truly breaking through the sound barrier, opening up a whole new way of communicating for people who are deaf.
The Best VPN Services of 2017
This box of graphics cards is immersed in liquid to keep cool
I dipped my finger into a bottle of Novec and felt my finger go cold as the liquid quickly evaporated from my body heat alone. I'm told you can dip your finger into the fluid in the box, even as all the electrical components are running, as Novec is nonconducting. That said, you probably don't want to as it's pretty hot, as I could feel from touching the sides of the box.
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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.
The Best Noise-Canceling Headphones of 2017
Noise-canceling headphones use microphones that listen to outside noise and special circuitry that analyzes it and generates a counter-signal. This signal does more than simply block out noise, like thick earpads on headphones (that is called noise isolation); it actively cancels out the noise to generate a quiet that's unaffected by what's going on around you. The best noise-canceling headphones work so well, many owners will put them on, turn on the power, and not listen to anything through them—just to enjoy the silence.
HBO Nordic Basically Confirms Return of 'That' Valyrian Steel Dagger
HBO Nordic shared an image on its Facebook page over the weekend, as part of HBO’s “Prepare For Winter” campaign to get fans to binge-watch the entire show over the next six weeks. The subject of the photo is a series of kitchen knives hanging on the wall, except one of those things is not like the others: It’s the Catspaw Dagger, a Valyrian steel weapon that hasn’t been seen since season 1. It could be unrelated to season 7, of course, but that would make it the biggest and weirdest coincidence in the history of Westeros.
President Trump rages on Twitter after London attack
Commentary: While other government leaders tweet their sympathies, the president's first concern is his travel ban.
E3 2017: Everything you need to know about this year's gaming extravaganza
E3 is the world’s biggest gaming show. Every June, the video game development community and press gather in Los Angeles to learn about what the next year has in store for the world of video games. This year 15,000 members of the public will be joining the party too.
Does HDR hurt to watch?
A small, bright object in a dark room confuses your eye. The "average" amount of light is low, your irises open up, and the bright "pinpoint" of light strains part of your retinas. A larger TV, or sitting closer to your current TV, will fill a greater percentage of your field of view. With more of your eye filled with light, your irises will contract, so less light overall is hitting your retinas. Generally this will mean less eye fatigue.
What it’s like aboard Carnival’s smart cruise ship
Later that night, shipyard workers pumped water back under the ship to send it up the Elbe River into the North Sea. By afternoon the next day, the ship was docked in Copenhagen, Denmark. For the next few months the ship will travel the world, its true power lying dormant. Carnival will flick the switch in November and the first Medallion Class guests will board at Port Everglades in Florida. Despite the ship's upgrades -- the cost of which Carnival hasn't disclosed -- the company isn't planning to charge more for Medallion cruises.
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Facial recognition tech makes it official: There is no privacy anymore
“ Our mission is to make the world a safer and a more comfortable place. Our product strategy and all projects implemented using our technology are aimed at achieving this purpose. Any technology can be used for both harm and good. We believe that the positive effect of global implementation will exceed the number of controversial cases by millions of times. It is strange to expect that in the era of private space flights, virtual augmented reality and the digital economy, the information transparency of a person will remain at the level of 50 years ago. People need to rebuild their minds and rethink the notion of privacy.”
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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.
Essential Home is an Amazon Echo competitor that puts privacy first
Essential Home is the new intelligent assistant with round "auto-display" just announced by Andy Rubin's new venture. It can be activated with a question, a tap, or even a "glance," according to Essential, and it's designed to never intrude upon the home. In that way Essential calls it "an entirely new type of product" but it mostly borrows ideas from existing products in an attempt to outdo them.
Walk this way towards better wearables security
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have invented a new layer of security for wearables, by tracking the way the owner walks and recognizing slight alterations in the style.
What You Need to Know to Run Your First Influencer Campaign
So, you’ve decided to launch your first influencer campaign. It’s definitely a good option - word-of-mouth marketing generates more than twice the sales of paid advertising, according to a McKinsey Study . Furthermore, influencer-generated marketing customers have a 37% higher retention rate. Clearly, influencer marketing can be highly effective in increasing awareness and driving sales. The key to achieving these results, however, is ensuring that you're effectively handling your influencer marketing campaigns, an area where many marketers - particularly startups - still struggle. Below, we cover what you need to know before launching your first influencer campaign.
Roborace autonomous car steps it up for Formula E Paris ePrix
Roborace, a collaborative autonomous development that uses Formula E tracks to test the robocar, managed to complete a full lap at Paris ePrix last week.