Samsung might have bendable, foldable smartphones ready for 2017
Sources say one will fold 'like a cosmetic compact'. They could have just said 'like a flip-phone'.
Hacked Nintendo Power Glove lets you control drones like a wizard
More than 25 years after Lucas Barton fell in love with the Power Glove in The Wizard, Nintendo's impractical but undeniably cool hand-mounted NES controller has a new purpose — controlling drones....
T-Mobile's latest Uncarrier move is giving customers part of the company
What's more "Uncarrier" than giving customers a piece of their mobile network? That's what T-Mobile is essentially doing with Uncarrier 11, which it's also calling Stock Up. John Legere the rest of...
BuzzFeed refuses Trump ads, compares him to cigarettes
BuzzFeed has decided to nix an ad agreement it had with the RNC over Donald Trump's continually inflammatory comments, r
Mitsubishi Outlander Car's Theft Alarm Hacked through Wi-Fi
Mitsubishi Outlander Car PHEV Theft Alarm Hacked through Wi-Fi
Tesla Model X autonomously crashes into building, owner claims
In the latest of several Tesla vehicle accidents, the owner of a Tesla Model X SUV claims the vehicle suddenly accelerated on its own and crashed into the side of a building.
Bose’s noise-canceling headphones are now wireless
Bose has finally made its QuietComfort noise-canceling headphones wireless. The company announced a new line of around-e
Trade off unwanted 'Rocket League' gear for hats and profit
Have a boatload of unwanted 'Rocket League' gear? Soon you'll be able to trade it off for better items.
Before Netflix, G.L.O.W. was an '80s fever dream starring Sylvester Stallone's mom
Jenji Kohan will take this '80s relic to new heights of madness for Netflix -- if such a thing is possible.
"Take risks now and do something bold. You won’t regret it."
Someone fixed the statement made by the father of Stanford's convicted rapist
In response, one Twitter user, Ali Ozeri, went so far as to fix the statement in what is so far her only tweet, a response to what she and others saw as a tone-deaf defense of his son's crimes.
It’s Easy to Forget Hillary Clinton Is About to Make History
They won’t, but over the next month you’ll likely be hearing a lot about pledged delegates versus superdelegates, contested conventions, and “the math.” And that’s fine: a vigorous, contentious contest is a sign of a healthy democracy. But amid all the conflict and drama, it’s easy to lose sight of the most historically significant fact of the 2016 election: For the first time ever, a woman is about to become a major political party’s nominee for president of the United States.
Mom and daughter text priceless misunderstanding about 'drugs'
"Ashley Carol I will not have drugs in my house," she wrote. After some laughs at the misunderstanding, Ashley instructed her mother to drop the capsules into water.
Microsoft working with Dell, HP, HTC, Intel to bring Windows Holographic beyond HoloLens
At the Computex industry conference in Taiwan today, Microsoft is showing off new ways that people will be able to collaborate in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), even if they don’t have Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality (AR) headset. Toward that end, Microsoft is working with several partners to make it possible for more devices to run on top of the Windows Holographic platform.
Green Arrow Might Be the Biggest Surprise of DC's Rebirth
Not only is Ollie moving back to the social-issue driven warrior that defined popular takes on the hero in the ’60s and ’70s, rather than the techno-elite business leader/crimefighter he’s been in the New 52, he’s also working with the Black Canary again—something that DC seems to be heavily hinting at as a rekindling of their romantic relationship, a huge part of the characters’ lives from before DC’s 2011 reboot, and something that has not existed since then (in fact, the characters barely know each other).
Astronomers Recorded This Eerie Music From a 13-Billion-Year-Old Star
Space is not the soundless vacuum movies would have us believe. In fact, judging by these eerie recordings of the music being thrown off by the oldest stars in the Milky Way, space actually sounds like a bit of a party.
Microsoft launches a project management app called Planner
Microsoft wants to help businesses and small teams collaborate and track work with a new app called Planner . Released today for free as part of the Office 365 suite, Planner is a project management service similar to products like Asana and Trello. Microsoft isn't doing anything particularly groundbreaking here. It uses the established concept of a digital whiteboard plastered with note cards, which you can use to track projects, communicate progress, and attach files. It also integrates with other Microsoft products like OneNote and Outlook.
Samsung's Galaxy S7 Active trades beauty for toughness and a massive battery
Samsung's Galaxy S7 is a terrific smartphone, but it's not a particularly durable one. It's waterproof, yes, so you can use it in the rain and not blink an eye if it happens to take a dive in a shallow pool. But the for hamfisted among us, the glass-heavy design still demands some kind of case. Instead of just have you buy some ruggedized case for the sleek S7, Samsung and AT&T now have an entirely different phone for you to consider: enter the Galaxy S7 Active. It goes on sale on June 10th for $26.50 per month over 30 months, or $33.13 for 24 months; both of those work out to around $795.
Chicago Might Plug Its Giant Hell Pit With a Highway-Straddling Skyscraper
You remember the hell pit, don’t you? That giant abandoned hole punched in the Chicago landscape? Here’s a plan to make that hole a lot less holey.
The Old Gods and the New: A guide to the religions of Game of Thrones
And across the land, the old and new Westorisi religions have somewhat of a tolerance for each other. If you've noticed, most oaths sworn include swearing to both "the Old Gods and the New." When Catelyn Tully became Catelyn Stark and moved to Winterfell, she still prayed in the Sept, but also began sometimes praying in the Godswood (though the Weirwood still made her uneasy).
Airbnb’s new site lets neighbors complain about noisy guests
The launch of this portal comes as the company moves forward with its new marketing campaign that encourages you to “live there”: Guests shouldn’t just stop in a city for a split second and leave, but should actually take it all in like a local. And that means being a good community member. To defuse local governments and its citizens putting forth potential regulations, such as what Airbnb faced in San Francisco with Proposition F , it has to show that it’s taking the needs of non-guests and non-hosts very seriously.
Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter, Pinterest Hacked
According to a tweet posted from Zuckerberg's account—which was likely not from him, since he hasn't tweeted since 2012—the attackers claim that Zuckerberg's password was one of more than 100 million obtained by an attacker in a 2012 LinkedIn hack. As Motherboard previously reported, these user names and encrypted passwords were allegedly easy for hackers to figure out.
Microsoft sells patents to Xiaomi, builds 'long-term partnership'
SINGAPORE Software maker Microsoft Corp ( MSFT.O ) is selling about 1,500 of its patents to Chinese device maker Xiaomi [XTC.UL], a rare departure for the U.S. company and part of what the two companies say is the start of a long-term partnership.
Astronauts entered the inflated BEAM habitat for the first time today
Astronauts aboard the ISS entered the station’s first inflatable habitat today . At 4:47AM ET this morning, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka opened the hatch to the expanded habitat and ventured inside to collect air samples and data from the various sensors embedded in the module. That data will ultimately tell NASA and Bigelow Aerospace — the habitat's manufacturer — how well the module, called BEAM, is holding up in the space environment. But according to Williams, the air in the habitat looked "pristine," albeit a bit cold.
Is the Jetpack Movement Finally Taking Off?
Mayman learned to fly in 1978 at age 15, before he could legally drive. He retired at 35, after selling a thriving mining-consulting firm and making a few successful bets on Australian Internet startups. He has swum beneath the ice off Antarctica and with great white sharks off the coast of Mexico. He skydives. He owns his own helicopter, which has left him unsatisfied. In a copter, he explains, “you’re surrounded by cockpits and windscreens and controls. I had a dream of being able to fly without any of that.” Mayman began traveling the world to find a turbine engine for a jetpack. In 2005, an engine maker in Cambridge, England, suggested that Mayman team up with Tyler, who had visited just weeks before. Tyler was skeptical when Mayman called him out of the blue. “So I said, ‘I’ll see you tomorrow, then,’” Mayman recalls. “And I jumped on a plane that day.” The two men met in Los Angeles, where Tyler laid out the structure of their venture. “I basically said, ‘You fund it. I’ll design it and build it,’” Tyler recalls.
Person of Interest: Amy Acker on the Huge Change to Her Role - IGN
Acker: Yeah, it was really sad. I didn't quite know what the involvement was going to be necessarily when I became the voice of the Machine, but it actually ended up -- I was crying, "I'm so sad to leave!", thinking I wasn't going to see everyone. And then the way that it worked out with the last three episodes, they were like, "You're back!" [Laughs] But even now I feel sad. I was so sad when it was officially canceled. I just loved this part, and it was such a cool world to be a part of. The writing was always exciting and surprising. You know, I got a call from Jim [Caviezel] the other night, and he was like, "I miss everyone!" I think we're all still in denial and wish it was still going on.
AP Psychics Call the Nomination for Clinton—And They’re Right
This announcement clearly throws a wrench in the Sanders campaign’s hopes of locking up a victory in California tomorrow and convincing some of Clinton’s superdelegates to vote for Sanders instead, forcing a contested convention. In recent weeks, Sanders has been focusing all of his energy on California, including a major San Francisco rally tonight featuring some of the Vermont senator’s celebrity backers.
Visual Studio Code
When a language service isn't able to compute semantic completion (suggestions), VS Code defaults to word based completions. This is why for some languages you see an IntelliSense list with every word in the file. Some folks would prefer to not see this list at all so you can now disable word based completions with the editor.wordBasedSuggestions setting.
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Apple sells 30-year bond in Taiwan at 4.15 percent yield - sources
TAIPEI Apple Inc sold a 30-year U.S. dollar bond in Taiwan at a yield of 4.15 percent, sources said on Tuesday, aiming to raise between $1 billion and $1.2 billion in the first issue of debt by the U.S. technology giant on the island that is home to major players in its supply chain.
Stanford rape case enters court of public opinion with dueling online statements
"To sit under oath and inform all of us, that yes I wanted it, yes I permitted it, and that you are the true victim attacked by Swedes for reasons unknown to you is appalling, is demented, is selfish, is damaging," she continued. "It is enough to be suffering. It is another thing to have someone ruthlessly working to diminish the gravity of validity of this suffering."
Verizon will make a $3B second-round bid for Yahoo’s Internet business, says WSJ
The $3 billion offer Verizon is expected to make next week is lower than the $4 billion to $8 billion bids that Yahoo’s Internet business, which includes its news sites and ad business, reportedly garnered during its initial bid cycle. The WSJ says that this is because a sales presentation last month by Yahoo chief executive officer Marissa Mayer revealed that its online business—one of the main reasons Verizon is targeting an acquisition—is slowing. CNBC analyst David Faber, however, has reported that the $2 billion to $3 billion is “lower than the lowest bids” Yahoo has received. .
IBM signs $300 million IT deal with Emirates Airline
ABU DHABI IBM on Tuesday said it signed a $300 million, ten-year technology services agreement with Dubai’s Emirates Airline.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s Gridlock Solution? Carpools For All
IN THE CLASSIC SCI-FI NOVEL “the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” an alien visiting Earth names himself Ford Perfect based on the assumption that cars are the dominant form of life on this planet. It’s an understandable mistake when you look at our cities today. These hunks of metal consume vast amounts of our money, space and natural resources—and sit idle 95% of the time. At the beginning of the book, the Earth is destroyed to make way for an intergalactic highway. We’re a long, long way from that reality. But unless we rapidly reimagine urban transportation, cities risk imploding under the weight of more than a billion cars.
John Boyega to Star in Pacific Rim Sequel - IGN
Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega will star in Legendary Pictures' Pacific Rim sequel.
Cadillac Bets on Virtual Dealerships
General Motors Co.
’s luxury division has about three times as many U.S. stores as German luxury auto makers or Toyota Motor Co.
’s Lexus, but sells only about half the volume. Short of steering around rigid state franchise laws and hammering out financial settlements to shutter stores, a plan is being hatched to convert a portion of Cadillac’s 925 stores into virtual dealerships that will be low on overhead and big on sophisticated technology.
Jesus' Tomb Is Finally Getting the Restoration That Bickering Monks Delayed for 200 Years
The are many reasons one might put off a much-needed home improvement project. Budget. Can’t find the right contractor. When it came to the tomb where Christians believe Jesus was buried, it was two centuries of infighting between some very possessive monks.
A New Origin Story for Dogs
That’s essentially the same story that Larson is telling. The key difference is that Savolainen doesn’t buy the existence of an independently domesticated group of western dogs. “That’s stretching the data very much,” he says. Those Ancient Western dogs might have just been wolves, he says. Or perhaps they were an even earlier group of migrants from the east. “I think the picture must seem a bit chaotic,” he says understatedly. “But for me, it’s pretty clear. It must have happened in southern East Asia. You can’t interpret it any other way.”
T-Mobile is giving every customer a share of its stock
Once a customer redeems the share via T-Mobile’s new app, the security will be held in a brokerage account at LOYAL3 Securities. Stockholders can then hold on to their new investment, sell their shares via the platform or transfer their shares to another brokerage account. Customers can even electronically participate in proxy votes to vote their shares. Notably, instead of issuing additional shares, T-Mobile says shares needed to meet the needs of the program will be purchased on the open markets.
Man's attempt to face swap with the Hulk fails miserably
The horrifying and hilarious result is part of what makes face-swapping so entertaining. Let's just appreciate it, because one day your knuckle may not be mistaken for a face.
Cortana now works on the Microsoft Band with Android phones
Microsoft originally launched Cortana on the Microsoft Band strictly for Windows Phone users. Less than two years after releasing the original Band , Microsoft is now extending its Cortana feature to Android phone users. The latest Microsoft Health app unlocks Cortana integration for Android users, and you'll need the Cortana app for Android to make use of the feature. As a result, it's limited to the US for now.
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Apple patents liquid resistant speaker port, bone conducting headphones
Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent covering water-resistant iPhone speakers, hinting at a potential ruggedized handset, as well as a property detailing bone conduction technology that might one day deliver advanced noise cancellation to EarPods headsets. Source: USPTO
Granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple's U.S. Patent No. 9,363,589 for a "Liquid resistant acoustic device" details a protected audio port similar in form and function to a water-resistant component first introduced with Apple Watch.
In various embodiments, the invention calls for a specialized mesh "umbrella" to be disposed between an acoustic port, such as a speaker, and beneath apertures in a device housing. A similar arrangement can found in the current iPhone, which boasts a mesh-covered loudspeaker accessed through six portholes.
The acoustic module is coupled to its host device by an o-ring or similar mechanism, thus creating a tight seal.
When liquid passes through the housing apertures it makes contact with the protective mesh umbrella and is directed away. This flow might reduce pressure on the mesh layer, thereby lowering the potential for damage.
Kojima Productions' new mascot isn't a spooky skeleton
Hideo Kojima has launched a Twitter account for his new creator-owned studio, and revealed the studio's mascot, Ludens.
Study: Using Siri in Public Is Embarrassing
Turns out, the most popular place to use Siri, Google Now, or Cortana is in the car (51 percent who use voice assistants do so in their vehicle) followed by the home (39 percent). Milanesi said the high proportion of usage in cars probably has more to do with hands-free laws that regulate driving and texting rather than people freely choosing to use the technology.
iOS share menu finally gets Instagram
Using the ‘share’ menu, iPhone users have long been able to post to Facebook, Twitter, Slack and other applications without needing to open them. Today, Instagram is joining the fun and giving its users the same ability. After downloading the 8.2 update (available now), users can select an image from Photos (or elsewhere) and use the share menu to post directly, even adding a caption in the process.
T-Mobile entices subscribers with stock options, weekly prizes, free in-flight Wi-Fi
T-Mobile at its latest "Un-carrier" event on Monday announced a fresh set of incentives designed to woo subscribers, including a stock program for customers, weekly giveaways and free Gogo Wi-Fi service on domestic flights.
Announced by CEO John Legere in his usual over-the-top fashion, the new set of offers is part of continued efforts to boost customer churn from competing networks, while at the same time solidifying T-Mobile retention rates. As with past T-Mobile incentives, existing subscribers net the greatest rewards from today's "Un-carrier 11" promotions.
For example, the stock program, called Stock Up, provides T-Mobile postpaid customers a single share of the company's common stock. Subscribers can net an additional share — up to 100 shares per year — by referring a friend, while customers who have been with the network for five or more years get an additional two shares for each recommendation until 2017.
The stock program is run through T-Mobile's brokerage partner, Loyal3. Owners receive the first share free through the T-Mobile Tuesdays app and pay no maintenance fees as long as they're active customers.
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Apple reportedly raises up to $1.2B in first Taiwanese bond
As rumored last week, Apple on Monday reportedly completed a U.S. dollar denominated bond issuance in Taiwan estimated to have raised up to $1.2 billion.
Citing sources familiar with the matter, Reuters reports Apple's first Taiwan bond is a 30-year debt issuance raising between $1 billion and $1.2 billion with a yield of 4.15 percent , though the figures have not been finalized. The bond is callable after the second year, these people said.
Today's report lines up with rumblings last week that claimed Apple was preparing its first ever issue of debt in Taiwan, as well as a forthcoming offering in Australia that has yet to be confirmed. Apple was previously forecast to target between $800 million to $1.2 billion, and a yield of approximately 4.2 percent.
With a growing offshore cash pile, Apple has increasingly turned to debt markets in a bid to finance its capital return program, which was recently boosted to $250 billion after a $50 billion expansion was announced in April. Apple plans to mete out returns by 2018.
Apple recently issued euro-denominated debt totaling $2.
Blizzard will soon let you stream all of its games on Facebook Live
Along with the streaming news, Blizzard also announced that it’s adding a Facebook login option for all of its PC titles, which the developer says "will pave the way for new social functionality in Blizzard games." No specific date has been announced, but Blizzard says that Facebook integration should be in place later this month. "It’s important to us to provide our players with features and services that make it easy and fun to share their experiences with each other," says Gio Hunt, Blizzard’s executive vice president of corporate operations.
What will the iPhone 7 look like?
In another design, Hajek envisioned the iPhone 7 as smaller in size than the iPhone 6 (pictured on the left) in a collaboration with Business Insider. The imagined new phone features a reduction in size between the screen and the home button, while the speaker has been repositioned to the top of the handset.
UE Roll 2 review: A great waterproof wireless speaker gets even better
The UE Roll 2 is a compact, waterproof Bluetooth speaker with a unique design, very good sound for its size, and decent battery life. It has an integrated bungee cord and an included inflatable life preserver that allows it to float in water. New version has better wireless range and plays a little louder.
Samsung's new, water-resistant Galaxy S7 Active survives severe crash tests
I subjected the phone to rigorous torture tests. It withstood a six-and-a-half foot (two-meter) drop to a concrete floor, and there wasn't a scratch on the screen. It survived unscathed after I dropped it into a vertical, glass-encased, five-foot obstacle course that Samsung set up for demo purposes, featuring steel bars that the phone smashed into on the way down. And it was still working after it was immersed in a small bucket of water for a few minutes.
James Gunn Addresses Those Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Cameo Rumors
Tom Hiddleston talks about James Bond . Norman Reedus continues to hype up The Walking Dead ’s return. The Star Trek TV show adds a franchise veteran to its writing team. Stephen Amell teases the CW/DC TV universe’s four-way crossover. Plus, Paul McGann wants to return to Doctor Who . Spoilers Now!
The 10 most important things in the world right now
REUTERS/Jorge SilvaA Buddhist novice pushing a fellow novice in a cart at Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit temple in Bangkok on Monday. Hello! Here's what you need to know on Tuesday.
DJ Khaled introduces Naomi Campbell, Ray Liotta to Apple Music in new ads
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Volition's newest project is 'Agents of Mayhem'
Revealed earlier today via IGN , Agents of Mayhem finds players taking up the mantle of three agents as part of team M.A.Y.H.E.M. (the Multinational Agency for Hunting Evil Masterminds) as they look to squash supervillain organization L.E.G.I.O.N. (the League of Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations).
Game of Thrones: "The Broken Man" - Dragons on the Wall - IGN
Game of Thrones: Season 6's seventh episode contained even more exciting character returns, but also a couple of plotlines that felt perhaps a bit too by the numbers - or in one case, had a character behave in an uncharacteristically foolish manner. So what worked and what didn't? Let's chat about it!
The Romanian Teen Hacker Who Hunts Bugs to Resist the Dark Side
With bug bounty programs, companies across all industries have started offering money instead of T-shirts, USB sticks or plain ignorance when a white hat hacker finds a flaw in their products. This is wonderful news for everyone, as WIRED has explained, as it incentivizes better security and helps keep talented hackers from going over to the dark side. But more specifically, for Alex Coltuneac and Eastern European security enthusiasts who formerly had only nefarious hacking opportunities in their native lands, this is great news. More bug bounty opportunities means more cash and more sleepless nights. And no reason to consider criminal hacking.