The End Is Here: An Exit Interview With “The Leftovers” Creator Damon Lindelof
After three seasons, one of TV’s most impactful (and damn confusing) dramas has come to its finale–and Damon Lindelof is here to manage your expectations.
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?
Toyota’s flying car project takes a tentative test flight
Toyota is working on developing flying cars, with the aim of having a single driver vehicle ready to fly in time for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The idea..
Is your computer slow? 10 ways to make it run faster
There's nothing more frustrating than a sluggish computer, especially when you know it still has legs in it.
What to expect from WWDC 2017
It’s that time of year again. Thousands of developers are set to descend upon the South Bay to get their software on. And the rest of the Apple watching world will have their eyes glued to the screen on Monday morning for the big WWDC keynote, as Tim Cook and company parade the latest upgrades to the company’s various operating systems.
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.
Theresa May renews her call for internet regulation following the London Bridge attack
May delivered her remarks in a speech outside 10 Downing Street on Sunday morning. By regulating the internet more strenuously, the Prime Minister suggested, countries could help "deprive the extremists of their safe spaces online."
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.
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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.
Polar M600 remains the best GPS smartwatch available thanks to Android Wear 2.0 | ZDNet
Last fall it was clear that the Polar M600 was the best smartwatch and GPS sports watch combination. Even with the Apple Watch Series 2 and Samsung Gear S3 releases, there are reasons the M600 remains the best for athletes looking for one watch that does it all.
After London attack, British PM pushes internet surveillance agenda
May's remarks have been criticized as "distasteful" and "political grandstanding," days before the British public are set to vote in the upcoming general election.
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You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history.
Masayoshi Son Is Betting $100 Billion to Conquer the 24th Century
Masayoshi Son is already one of the Japan's most successful businessmen, and now he's making his biggest gamble yet: To invest a record $100 billion in the technology that will power our future. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Peter Elstrom and Brad Stone trace the life of the billionaire, from his childhood as an immigrant and outsider in Southern Japan to the huge risks that Son took to grow SoftBank into an ever larger company. Peter and Brad also play some old tapes of Son from 30 years ago, back when he was a relatively unknown entrepreneur, that have never been released before.
'Spider Man: Homecoming' TV special reveals new scenes
Getting the most new screen time of Parker's friends in this special is Tony Revolori's Flash Thompson, who serves as a rival to Parker but not a bully. And while classic love interest Mary Jane Watson is also not around, Parker will crush on Liz (Laura Harrier). She is seen in the special developing a crush on Spider-Man, with no clue at all that Spider-Man goes to school with her.
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.
How to control your Android device from Chrome with Vysor - TechRepublic
If you're looking for one of the easiest ways to work between your desktop and your Android device, look no further than Vysor. With this amazing tool you can work seamlessly and efficiently all day without having to switch your focus from desktop to mobile device.
Dear Apple, please can I have something simple?
Commentary: On the eve of WWDC, will Apple present something that will make our lives easier? Or does it expect us to learn ever more complicated technology?
Netflix Shows Are All Worldwide Hits — Until They’re Not
On a conference call last October, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos described the hip-hop drama “The Get Down” as a success, like the booming streaming service’s other popular shows.
Sony's OLED TV leans back in style
The expensive XBR-A1E combines OLED's amazing image quality with unique leaning design that maximizes screen area.
We'll Be Liveblogging Apple's WWDC 2017 Keynote Right Here on Monday
It’s WWDC time and that means Apple’s ready to show off some shiny new software. We can expect to see updates to macOS and iOS as usual. But as a special treat, the rumor mills say that Tim Cook and friends will introduce some new hardware, too. Will it be a Siri speaker? ( Maybe. ) Will it be a MacBook update?? ( Maybe. ) Will it be a new car??? (Definitely not.)
Intel Sees $7 Trillion Economy Emerging From Self-Driving Vehicles
The self-driving car industry could be worth $7 trillion by 2050, according to a report published by Intel and Strategy Analytics.
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.
The 25 Best Fitness Apps of 2017
FIT Radio Free; $3.99 per month for Premium Available on Android, BlackBerry, iOS FIT Radio is a music-streaming app that specializes in DJ-created mixes that maintain a consistent beat. You can browse mixes by genre, DJ, or type of workout, such as Spin, Zumba, or yoga. If you like exploring new music and never want to think about putting together a workout mix on your own, FIT Radio is a great fitness app to try. FIT Radio is free to use, but with the free level, you get only one genre of music (the "FIT Radio Free" genre) and only a few mixes. A premium membership gets you more than 25 genres and stations, access to more mixes, unlimited skips, track list information, the ability to save favorites, DJ profiles, and no ads. Premium membership costs $3.99 per month, $27.99 for the year, or $79.99 for a lifetime.
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.
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.
'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."
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
This 142,000-ton ship is part of cruise company Carnival's fleet and is the first to be upgraded with smart technology that aims to make life on board this floating city a breeze.
Google faces $9b antitrust fine from EU Commission: Report | ZDNet
10 percent of Google's turnover may be coughed up to the European Commission if the search engine giant is found guilty of skewing internet search results in its favour.
Apple’s ‘Files’ app for iOS 11 appears on App Store ahead of WWDC
The current iCloud Drive app gives some semblance of a file structure, but the files themselves have to be stored on iCloud, whereas Android allows for traditional on-device file management and integration with various cloud storage providers. Apple is widely expected to make improvements to iPad productivity in particular this year, and iOS file management is certainly an area with room for improvement.
Apple's WWDC to-do list needs to include a dose of AI | ZDNet
Across the company, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly driving many of our latest innovations. Within Google, our investments in machine learning over a decade are what have enabled us to build Google products that get better over time, making them smarter and more useful -- it's what allows you to use your voice to search for information, to translate the web from one language to another, to see better YouTube recommendations, and to search for people and events that are important to you in Google Photos. Machine learning is also showing great promise in helping us tackle big issues, like dramatically improving the energy efficiency of our data centers. Across Other Bets, machine learning helps self-driving cars better detect and respond to others on the road, and can also aid clinicians in detecting diabetic retinopathy.
Singapore to collaborate with Australia on cybersecurity | ZDNet
The two-year agreement encompassed collaboration across several key areas, including information exchange on cybersecurity incidents and threats, sharing of best practices to drive cybersecurity innovation, and training in relevant skillsets. Both countries also would participate in joint cybersecurity exercises focused on safeguarding critical information infrastructure and partner on regional cyber capacity buildouts.
The coolest PC case mods at Computex 2017
The PC modding scene comes out to play in Taiwan, and here are the coolest computers they had to show.
IBM unveils world’s first 5nm chip
IBM, working with Samsung and GlobalFoundries, has unveiled the world's first 5nm silicon chip. Beyond the usual power, performance, and density improvement from moving to smaller transistors, the 5nm IBM chip is notable for being one of the first to use horizontal gate-all-around (GAA) transistors, and the first real use of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography.
Digital Coins Are Making Bitcoin's Rip-Roaring Rally Appear Tame
While the record-breaking rally in bitcoin has captivated markets, demand for other digital coins is surging as companies raise millions in minutes, or even seconds, from investors wanting in on the next big tech startup. Last week it took 30 seconds for Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich to issue about $35 million of basic attention token, the unit of exchange in a blockchain-based advertising platform built on top of the company’s Brave browser.
Want a smarter phone? IBM and Samsung bring you: Nanosheets!
The allies have announced a technology they call nanosheets that should help shrink down chip electronics by another notch, a move that's necessary to squeeze more computing power into a smaller processor. Compared with today's chips, they expect a 40 percent performance boost at the same level of power consumption or, alternatively, the same performance but using only a quarter the power.
NASA's Plan to Fill the Sky With Red and Green Clouds Has Been Postponed
The experiment requires specific weather conditions. On the day of launch, a two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket will carry ten canisters that will be deployed about five minutes after liftoff. The canisters will then create vividly colored artificial clouds aka vapor tracers. NASA scientists will then visually track the subsequent particle motions to gain further understanding of the ionosphere. The space agency has ground cameras at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia and in Duck, North Carolina. The sky must be clear at one of those locations for researchers to be able to gather data properly. Unfortunately, clouds interfered with the tests this morning, causing the postponement of the launch.
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Microsoft leak reveals new Windows 10 Workstation edition for power users
It’s been more than 20 years since Microsoft used the Workstation branding in its Windows 4.0 Workstation edition, but it appears the company is ready to bring it back. Twitter users @ AndItsTito and @ GrandMofongo have discovered references to a new edition of Windows 10 in a build Microsoft accidentally released to testers last week . Described as “Windows 10 Pro for Advanced PCs,” the new version appears to cater for significant hardware demands.
Are Macs safe from viruses?
Even the best antivirus apps are powerless against a phishing scam where you provide information or click a link or open an attachment that can install a Trojan Horse on your machine. Be wary of emails from unknown senders with an offer too good to be true or asking for personal information such as login info or bank account numbers.
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What to Watch for at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference
It will be the first time Apple has presented new hardware at the conference since 2013. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has for more than a year been showcasing the strength of Apple’s services businesses, such as the App Store and iCloud storage, in part a reflection of a dearth of new blockbuster gadgets and slowing growth for Apple’s flagship product, the iPhone. Now as the device pipeline fills, the company is shining more of the spotlight on hardware to woo the developers needed to create accompanying apps.
Alleged Foxconn insiders leaked details about Apple’s forthcoming devices in Reddit thread
In a thread on Reddit , three alleged Foxconn employees have posted information about some of Apple’s upcoming products, such as the iPhone 7S and iPhone 8, the rumored Siri Speaker, smart glasses, and more, just days before the company is set to start WWDC on Monday.
A Country Known Only by Name – Pierre Cartier – Inference
P ublished in two series, Grothendieck’s work in algebraic geometry amounts to more than ten thousand pages. Entitled Éléments de Géométrie Algébrique (Elements of Algebraic Geometry, or ÉGA), an appeal to both Euclid’s Elements and Bourbaki, the first was written entirely by Dieudonné, and has remained unfinished; of the thirteen parts that were initially planned, only four were written. The second series, the composition of which was more tumultuous, is called Séminaires de Géométrie Algébrique (Seminars in Algebraic Geometry, or SGA) and comprises seven parts. It covers the Seminars in the Bois-Marie (named after the location of the IHÉS), which Grothendieck led from 1960 to 1969. The first two parts were written by Grothendieck, or under his control, and he personally supervised their publication; as for the third, it was essentially written by Pierre Gabriel and Michel Demazure (whose dissertation was extracted from this work). Afterward, things became more complex. When Grothendieck abandoned the mathematical scene in 1970, he left behind unfinished business, and the workplace was in a pitiful state.
How to Watch WWDC 2017 Keynote Live
The good news is that Apple has announced that it will be live streaming the event, so you can watch the WWDC 2017 Keynote on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows or Android device. If you need help, then you can follow the instructions below.
NVIDIA 'Max-Q' gaming laptops are Ultrabooks with GTX 1080 power
NVIDIA says that they're not only engineered to be thin and light across the "chip, drivers, thermal and electrical components," but that its software optimizes settings and the workload across CPU/GPU to regulate power and heat. They aren't all superpowerful, however, with models on the way from Acer, Aftershock, Alienware, ASUS, Clevo, Dream Machine, ECT, Gigabyte, Hasee, HP, LDLC, Lenovo, Machenike, Maingear, Mechrevo, MSI, Multicom, Origin PC, PC Specialist, Sager, Scan, Terrans Force, Tronic'5 and XoticPC, they will include GTX 1060, 1070 and 1080 level GPUs inside. In fact, Acer has already unveiled the Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop , which it says was designed using Max Q guidelines and will come with GTX 1080 (overclockable) graphics cards.
Wonder Woman or Thor -- who'd win in a fight?
Gal Gadot is often asked if the Amazon warrior could beat the hammer-wielding Norse god in a battle, and Chris Hemsworth has an opinion.
Make Your iPhone 5s Look Like an 'iPhone 7 mini' with This Kit
As per the Reddit user, the iPhone 7 mini kit uses an aluminium that is very similar to the quality that Apple has used on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and gives the phone a very sexy look. There is one caveat, though; the reception of the phone will degrade by at least 15-20 percent once you apply the kit on your iPhone 5s. The conversion kit also does not make use of a 2.5D curved glass which can make swiping from the edges a less than pleasant experience.
How to fix and care for the tech in your life
While you're spiffing up your phone, why not free up some memory to make it run better? A memory stick like Picture Keeper or a wireless media hub like RavPower FileHub Plus can store memory hogs like photos and music externally, but you can still take them with you wherever you go. Here are some more tips to make your phone feel like new .
Job opening: Full-Stack Engineer at Open Listings
The engineering team is currently two technical co-founders plus two engineers. This is a high responsibility, high autonomy position and you’ll be deploying code your first week, if not your first day. We subscribe heavily to the philosophy that the stack should be simple enough that a single engineer can build out, test, and deploy a small feature in a few days or deploy a small change in a few hours.
'Fear the Walking Dead' Season 3 premiere doesn't pull its punches with that devastating ending
It wasn't just Madison and her family that were revisited in the Season 3 premiere, though. At the end of Season 2, Strand (Colman Domingo) chose not to join them as they left the hotel. While his path remains unclear, one thing's for sure: He's left the hotel behind in a brand new car. Meanwhile, there was no sign of Ofelia (Mercedes Mason), leaving her character in flux.