7 standout performances from the Governors Ball Music Festival
From Björk's insect-inspired set to Ryan Adams' rant ("Try to make this song on your fucking iPhone!"), here are the seven best Governors Ball performances.
Watch: Stuxnet and the dawn of the era of digital warfare
XPRIZE‘s competitions touch the furthest reaches of human achievement in fields like healthcare, oceanography, space exploration and now adult literacy. The organization is currently designing a competition in the field of cybersecurity.…
Master of Orion returns with Wargaming.net reboot
First Homeworld, now Masters of Orion. The 90s sci-fi classics of old are being rebooted one by one and this time it's Wargaming at the helm.
Texas cop caught pointing gun at partying teens resigns
The officer's resignation ends the Texas police department's internal investigation, but the cop could still face criminal charges.
7-foot-3 8th grader is the stuff of kids' basketball nightmares
Chol Marial is a 7-foot-3, 8th grade basketball phenom who haunts other children's nightmares.
US Army public site taken down, Syrian hackers claim credit
The site went down on Monday afternoon and displayed messages like ‘You’ve been hacked’ and ‘Your commanders admit they are training the people they have sent you to die fighting’. However, the Army claims no data has been exposed to the hackers.
Apple upgrading its cloud services to churn out streaming content | Cult of Mac
Bloomberg Business cites “people familiar with the plans,” who say that Apple is making moves to keep up with other content providers like Amazon, Google and Microsoft. The build-up would put more of Apple’s data under its control by relying less on third-party hardware and letting the company’s own infrastructure carry the load.
Blockspring - Infrastructure Hacker
Blockspring is the world's library of functions. We are looking for someone to help us scale our Functions as a Service infrastructure.
We are in the business of running arbitrary code at serious scale and throughput. Imagine AWS Lambda, except more powerful. No limits on concurrent connections. Way more languages supported. Far lower latency. This is not a simple problem.
What about us? We are a handful of full-stack devs. We've known each other for the past 7-10 years. We're solving a big problem and are funded to do so by Y Combinator along with the best angel and VC investors in the world. Our office is in SOMA, San Francisco, and we also hang out at 1871 in Chicago.
When we talk, please have your GitHub or portfolio ready to discuss. We'll let you know asap if there's a good fit. If your work is great but you're not a fit for any reason, we're happy to forward your resume along our network.
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Spotify CEO's two-word response to Apple Music
As Tim Cook and Jimmy Iovine revealed Apple's music streaming service on Monday, Spotify's Daniel Ek, whose streaming service is a direct competitor to Apple's, tweeted a two-word reaction that summed up his feels: "Oh ok."
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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.
Download iOS 9 beta for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
iOS 9 beta is available in Member Center on Apple’s Developer website. We’ll update the direct download links for iOS 9 beta as soon as they’re available.
Apple's Siri becomes even more helpful with proactive assistance
But until now, Apple’s Siri has been rather sullen: While the digital assistant can set reminders for you and tell you the weather, she hasn’t been able to surface information that you don’t request from her, like what time to check into your flight or how far you are from your hotel. Android’s Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana, meanwhile, now focus on providing answers, and answers when you need them. That’s changed the game in the battle of digital assistants , beyond just answering questions.
Apple talks iOS 9: Here's all the new features you'll be using later this year
In the U.S., there will be 1 million locations supporting it by next month, and new brands will add Apple Pay later this year. Square will launch a new reader in the fall, ready for small businesses to offer it as a payment option, and Pinterest’s new Buy button will use Apple Pay for selected retailers. Apple will rename Passbook, and it will become Wallet, where it will integrate store and loyalty cards.
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@IGN "76th Hunger Games" what the fuck. Katniss is supposed to say that. And in a war room, not some street corner. I do not approve.
Facebook has reportedly ditched plan for $1 billion Internet satellite
Working with a number of mobile-related companies – Samsung and Qualcomm among them – Facebook in 2013 launched Internet.org to help see the ambitious project through. While satellites now look to be out of the equation, the project’s goal could still be attained via Wi-Fi drones that the group is developing.
Apple replaces Newsstand with Flipboard-style app called News
An app called News for iOS 9 replaces Newsstand as the place Apple wants mainstream periodicals—plus websites and every other kind of publisher—to place stories and articles, and Apple showed off a sneak peek during Monday’s WWDC keynote. According to messages from developers who have installed iOS 9, the Newsstand quasi-folder turns into a regular folder, and Newsstand apps now have a standard, static iOS icon rather than a custom issue-cover one. These apps can be dragged to the home screen like any other, and the converted folder may be deleted.
Escaped inmates possibly 'cornered' near Canadian border
This Saturday, June 6, 2015 photo provided by the New York State Governor's office shows the area where two convicted murderers used power tools to cut through steel pipes at a maximum-security prison in Dannemora, N.Y., near the Canadian border, and escape through a manhole.
20th Century Fox Pulls Original Fantastic Four Movies From Digital Platforms Ahead of Reboot's Release - IGN
According to THR , the studio has pulled their original pair of big screen adaptations of the Marvel comic from digital platforms -- including iTunes and Amazon -- ahead of this August's release of the Fantastic Four reboot.
Apple Streaming Music Service Launches June 30th At $9.99 A Month, $14.99 Family Plan
One of Apple’s biggest announcements at this year’s WWDC event was its brand new streaming music service. The offering has long been rumored, but Apple made it official this morning, setting the stage for the biggest player in digital music sales to also become the biggest player in online streaming music. Apple Music will eventually hit Android, too.
Skype for Windows will have real-time translation features built in soon
Microsoft has been previewing its impressive real-time translation for Skype over the past six months, and the company is now ready to roll it out more broadly. Starting this summer, Microsoft is planning to bundle the Skype Translator software straight into the existing Skype app for Windows desktop PCs. The expansion joins recent efforts to make Skype Translator available in more languages, and a preview that’s no longer restricted to invite-only.
75 Million-Year-Old Blood Cells Found in Dinosaur Fossils
Dinosaurs fossils, we’ve all been taught, consist of bone—their flesh, skin, and organs having decayed long ago. But a new discovery might upend that assumption: Scientists have found evidence of blood cells with the protein intact in eight fossils which were not even particularly well-preserved.
Apple Unveils The Apple Watch Native App SDK
The Apple Watch just became a much more interesting development platform with the announcement of watchOS 2 and a true native app SDK at WWDC this morning.
And One More Thing, Watch The First Ads For Apple's New Music Service
Soon after two new ads, created by agency TBWA\Media Arts Lab, were tweeted out by Apple Music , one for the overall service, the other specifically for Beats1. The former was a walk down music-listening memory lane, starting with old-timey record players, up through 8-track and tape decks, CDs and MP3s, and culminating in, well, you can probably guess. Needless to say, Apple sees its latest music product as nothing short of revolutionary.
How Apple Is Quietly Preparing Us For The Merging Of iOS And OS X
iOS apps run full screen. They always have because, let’s face it, would you want to see eight apps open on your iPhone’s screen? But by default, OS X apps run in self-contained windows by default—just like papers you have shuffled and stacked on a "desktop." Of course it's possible to run full-screen apps in OS X, but it's never been emphasized in quite the same way as iOS.
Play the video game Elon Musk created at age 12 - CNET
What I ended up creating was more of a short, 8-bit animation of a headless stick figure that blasted off from Earth and then flew past basic representations of the Moon, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter, passing the occasional alien along the way. So Musk's Blastar, simple as it may be, actually went far beyond what I was able to create around the same time and presumably using similar equipment. Plus, he was actually paid for his work, whereas I withdrew from the invention competition when I wasn't able to create an actual, playable game.
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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.
Lockdown Results and HHVM Performance
The HHVM team has concluded its first ever open source performance lockdown, and we’re very excited to share the results with you. During our two week lockdown, we’ve made strides optimizing builtin functions, dynamic properties, string concatenation, and the file cache. In addition to improving HHVM, we also looked for places in the open source frameworks where we could contribute patches that would benefit all engines. Our efforts centered around maximizing requests per second (RPS) with WordPress, Drupal 7, and MediaWiki, using our oss-performance benchmarking tool.
Apple Music's rivals aren't impressed
Finally, a service called 8Tracks kicked a bit of dirt on Apple Music by responding to a tweet from a person critical of Apple's new service. "[W]e don’t need one celebrity DJ when we have millions of people like you making beautiful playlists," read the message on the company's official feed, which has 68,000 followers.
The New Siri: Smarter, More "Proactive"
Apple has always been poor at web services so will be interesting to see how well Siri's updates work in real use. Such as how well images are indexed compared to google photos, and how reliable it can understand voice commands since as of today it still falls far behind google voice recognition on iOS 8. It doesn't sound like they have made voice recognition improvements in 9. Rather simply that they say over the year they have improved a great deal. Though if they are 'good enough' that may be enough to over come google's superior technology because people prefer the whole package in their mac ecosphere.
Apple Music will let you save music for offline listening
Apple confirmed in a statement to Re/code that its new Apple Music streaming service will allow users to save music and videos from the streaming library to their devices for offline playing. Users will also be able to make playlists for the content they have saved offline.
With the addition of Openstack support to Terraform , Ansible-based cloud provisioning has been deprecated. With this release we've included configurations for OpenStack, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud. Future releases will include storage, VPN, and networking configurations and support for more providers.
Google Maps now lets you send places from desktop to your iPhone
Android users have been able to take advantage of the handy "send to device" feature in Google Maps since April, and now the same functionality has arrived on iOS. The latest version of Google Maps, now in the App Store, lets you send any place you search for with Google Maps on your desktop browser right to an iPhone or iPad. Your phone receives it as a notifcation, and once you tap on it, the mobile app will automatically take you to that spot.
Apple Music Hands-On: I Can't Tell You If It Works But It Looks Cool
The problem: I wasn’t able to personalize the service one bit in my ten-minute demo, so I couldn’t really tell if it would suggest new and interesting things I’d like to hear on a regular basis. Or if my favorite artists will actually use Apple’s proprietary little social media service on the regular, either. It doesn’t just pull in content from their Twitter or Facebook accounts, they actually need to use the app to publish their updates. Which requires those artists to sign up and get verified, by the way: it’s a curated experience, not a YouTube or MySpace where anyone can set up an account and potentially get discovered.
18 Amazing Images "That Changed Everything" From Top Professional Photographers
“I came to know Elliott Erwitt, Burt Glinn and René Burri in 1961, when I was a political science student in Tokyo. I was fascinated by their way of working, and it made me wonder if I could possibly become a photographer like them. After my graduation in 1962, I arrived in New York with nothing but $500 and one Leica with a few lenses. I had no background in photography, and had no clue how to start my career. So, one day, when someone told me I should go to Washington D.C. to photograph, I just went. At 6:00 AM on a hot summer day, there were already people gathering at the National Monument. I started clicking away on my Leica, and the more folks came, the more I clicked. I heard the sounds of a speech: ‘I have a dream ...’ I knew, instantly, that I was witnessing history by accident. It wasn’t until later that I learned it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The whole experience made me more aware of the political complexities of America and led me to spend my career documenting the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the presidential campaign of 1968 and so much more. In short, the March on Washington changed my perception of the world, and therefore, changed my life.
The mind-blowing growth and power of big data
“The rate at which we're generating data is rapidly outpacing our ability to analyze it,” Professor Patrick Wolfe, Executive Director of the University College of London’s Big Data Institute, tells Business Insider. “The trick here is to turn these massive data streams from a liability into a strength.”
Cisco plans to embed security everywhere
Network as a Sensor and Enforcer : Cisco says it has embedded multiple security technologies into the network infrastructure to provide threat visibility to identify users and devices associated with anomalies, threats and misuse of networks and applications. New capabilities include broader integration between Cisco’s Identity Services Engine (ISE) and Lancope StealthWatch to allow enterprises to identify threat vectors based on ISE’s context of who, what, where, when and how users and devices are connected and access network resources.
Square's new card reader will bring Apple Pay to everyone | Cult of Mac
About 95 percent of the coffee shops and stores I frequent in the Phoenix area use a Square reader or terminal to process payments, and virtually none of them support Apple Pay. That could soon change, though, thanks to a new contactless payments terminal from Square that will bring Apple Pay to businesses small and large this fall.
Review: Dell’s slim FC830 server packs a heavyweight punch
The FC830 module I received for review came with four Intel Xeon E5-4650 v3 processors and 192GB of memory. With a total of 48 memory slots, you could go up to 1.5TB using 32GB DIMMs. The FX2 chassis that houses the FC830 provides eight shared PCIe slots. Chassis network connectivity consists of two 10GB SFP modules, each with a total of eight ports. The FC830 came with four internal 10GB ports for a total bandwidth capacity of 40GB.
California's Mega-Drought: Nuclear Power To The Rescue
The nuclear industry has always paid the full costs of uranium mining and fuel assembly fabrication. The only thing you could be referring to is the enrichment step. The govt. built enrichment plants a long time ago for the weapons program. After the pace of weapons construction decreased, demand for enrichment decreased, so they had spare production (enrichment) capacity at those plants. So, they sold enrichment services (i.e., the excess capacity) to the power industry at a price that covered the incremental cost of operating the enrichment plants at higher capacity. The cost did not reflect or include the capital cost of the enrichment plants (as those plants were built for the weapons program). This is a standard business practice (selling off excess capacity at a lower cost), and is completely appropriate. It is in no way a subsidy.
Netflix is producing a satirical war movie starring Brad Pitt
Netflix has scored some big names for its exclusive content in the past , but its latest coup is one of its largest yet. The streaming video service is teaming up with Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment to produce War Machine , a satirical movie about the war in Afghanistan that will have Pitt playing a "rock star" general trying to juggle politics, the press and the realities of combat. The flick will reach Netflix sometime in 2016, although you'll also find it in "select" movie theaters that year if you have to see yet another Brad Pitt war movie on the silver screen.
Apple's iOS 9 gives iCloud Drive its own app
As a consumer hardware and software company, Apple has always tried to show users functionality on a need-to-know basis. Sometimes that means hiding functions from view so that everything “just works” without user intervention.
How IBM Watson apps are changing 7 industries
These seven IBM Watson-powered apps are transforming the way work is done in industries ranging from healthcare and travel to entertainment and oil & gas.
Solar storm-monitoring satellite reaches orbit a million miles away
According to one of NOAA's assistant administrators, Stephen Volz, the satellite "will trigger early warnings whenever it detects a surge of energy that could cause a geomagnetic storm," which could, in turn, cause telecommunication, GPS and aviation issues, as well as power disruptions. The data it'll send back will give the agency the power to predict storms' magnitudes per region, with help from a new forecast system. DSCOVR "will soon be ready to begin its mission," project manager Al Vernacchio said, but NOAA first has to check whether all of its instruments are in working order. Once it's switched on, NASA said it will be officially known as the "first operational space weather satellite in deep space."
Web Developers Can Create Custom Force Touch Interactions In OS X 10.11
The version of Safari that ships with OS X 10.11 ‘El Capitan’ allows web developers to build custom experiences that work with Force Touch input, similar to how native app developers have had access to that new hardware before now. That means that you can set custom actions for how content on your web page responds to deeper clicks on the trackpads that ship in Apple’s newest notebooks, including the MacBook and MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
Apple Music on Android really isn’t all that surprising
With iTunes sales dwindling , Apple has long known that streaming is the future. Even though it could survive more than comfortably on its hardware business alone , every dollar and cent counts for its shareholders. So, the news that Apple will officially support Android with its soon-to-relaunch streaming service is a notable milestone, but it should come as no surprise.
The Apple Watch Just Got A Lot More Useful
If you had your doubts about the Apple Watch, Cupertino just made it much more interesting. At the Worldwide Developers Conference this morning, Apple announced WatchOS 2, a new version of the watch's operating system that lets developers build native apps for the device.
Mercedes-Benz takes on Tesla with a home battery of its own
Guess what, Tesla: you're not the only car maker getting into the home battery game . Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a personal energy cell that, like Tesla's Powerwall, uses giant batteries to store surplus power from your home's solar panels and keep you off the conventional energy grid. The German firm is taking a more modular approach than its American counterpart, though. Each pack only holds 2.5kWh of electricity, but you can combine up to eight of them to hold 20kWh, or twice as much as a Powerwall. That potentially suits it to certain businesses, not just your own abode. Whatever you think of Mercedes' pack, it may be your best hope of getting some clean energy storage in the near future. With Tesla's unit already sold out through mid-2016, you may have little choice but to register for the Mercedes equivalent and wait until it ships in September.
Flow, the secret to happiness
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of "flow."
My invention that made peace with lions
In the Maasai community where Richard Turere lives with his family, cattle are all-important. But lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he designed to safely scare the lions away.
Calvin And Hobbes embodied the voice of the lonely child
There is a mythic Calvin And Hobbes strip that’s been bouncing around the internet for years. No one’s quite sure where it came from or who’s responsible for it. Part of its mystery is likely because it’s purported to be the lost final installment of the series, drawn by Bill Watterson himself. In it, a serious looking Calvin toils away at his schoolwork while Hobbes looks on. The tiger is curious that his friend is being so diligent about his studies, and the boy responds that “the pills” he’s taking have started working. Hobbes then asks Calvin to go play, but Calvin is too absorbed in his project to take notice. The final panel is the tiger as “just” a stuffed animal, with Calvin indifferent to the change. It is, in every sense of the word, an abomination.
Why we all need to practice emotional first aid
We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
How to manage for collective creativity
What's the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of "Collective Genius," has studied some of the world's most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing — from everyone in the company, not just the designated "creatives."
Forget multitasking, try monotasking
People aren’t just cooking anymore — they’re cooking, texting, talking on the phone, watching YouTube and uploading photos of the awesome meal they just made. Designer Paolo Cardini questions the efficiency of our multitasking world and makes the case for — gasp — "monotasking." His charming 3D-printed smartphone covers just might help.
How to be good at stress
Before the job interview, every participant was randomly assigned to view one of two videos about stress. The three-minute video I watched opened with the message, “Most people think that stress is negative … but actually research shows that stress is enhancing.” The video went on to describe how stress can improve performance, enhance well-being, and help you grow. The other video, which half of the participants in the study watched, opened with the ominous announcement, “Most people know that stress is negative … but research shows that stress is even more debilitating than you expect.” The video went on to describe how stress can harm your health, happiness and performance at work. Crum found that people who were asked to view stress as enhancing released more DHEA during the interview, resulting in a higher growth index.