What does Steve Wozniak think of the new 'Steve Jobs' trailer? - CNET
A new extended trailer for the upcoming "Steve Jobs" biopic came out Wednesday, and while there are some pieces he says are completely false, Steve Wozniak can't wait to see the movie in theaters.
Rihanna made the video everyone wanted, and it says more about us than her
What does it feel like to realize you've been played by a master? Maybe you feel a little stung at being caught hook, line, and sinker. Maybe you write a short note to self: "I'm not going to let...
MasterCard is testing a new way for you to pay with your face
MasterCard announced on Thursday that it's looking to add a layer of biometric security to its credit cards and all user will need to do is simply take a selfie...
Missing comma gets grammar nerd out of parking ticket
According to a law in the village of West Jefferson, vehicles cannot be parked longer than 24 hours, including a "motor vehicle camper."
Aston Martin's New $2.3 Million Supercar Is Absolutely Gorgeous
Even James Bond isn't posh enough for this.
Luxury automaker Aston Martin has released new photos of its stunning Vulcan supercar, which was announced earlier this year. The track-only vehicle
If Jurassic Park Were In Different Geological Eras
Let's just be glad they chose the Jurassic period.
A YouTuber removed her makeup to reveal the Internet's harsh beauty standards
A YouTube user received dozens of shaming comments about her looks and decided to fight back against false images of perfection.
Sprint's CEO is tired of T-Mobile's 'Uncarrier bullshit'
John Legere is famous for being the sweariest man in the mobile industry, but it looks as if Sprint's Marcelo Claure now wants a run at that title. In response to a snarky tweet by the T-Mobile CEO, Claure responded by saying that he was tired of Legere's "Uncarrier bullshit." He went on a four-tweet takedown of the company's policies, saying that it "trick[s] people," and that it's "all a fake show," before adding the hashtag #Tmobilelikehell. We're fairly sure that everyone who saw the exchange made the same ooo noise that pre-schoolers do when they know there's about to be a fight in the sandbox.
In Wake Of Apple Music, SoundCloud Update Focuses On Music Discovery, Better User Experience
In addition, SoundCloud has rolled out improved social sharing features that now allow users to directly repost songs to SoundCloud and share to other social networks from both its search screen and from your list of liked tracks. This is aimed at increasing user engagement with the music on SoundCloud, but ties into discovery, too. The more accessible the sharing features are, the more likely it is that non-SoundCloud users will be introduced to the app, while current users will be reminded to return.
This website only lets one person in at a time
As I write this, I'm waiting in line. Not at the grocery store or camping out for a superfluous wearable , but to get into a website. That only one person can visit at a time. For a total 60 seconds. It's madness. There are 3,662 people ahead of me and my ticket number is 113,664. I'm not great at math, but I estimate that it's going to be awhile before I see what's contained on Most Exclusive Website . As site designer Justin Foley tells The Washington Post , he made this website because it's the exact opposite of what the internet is supposed to be: open and accessible by anyone. As for what's in the metaphorical box (or Marcellus Wallace's digital briefcase), that isn't so clear, but WaPo thinks it's random pictures of an "internet-famous animal." So, Grumpy Cat perhaps?
IGN Free Game of the Month: Bloons Tower Defense 5 - IGN
IGN has partnered with Ninja Kiwi to give gamers Bloons Tower Defense 5 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad free-of-charge! All copies of the fantastic tower defense game are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to visit grab your free copy ASAP:
'Forza Motorsport 6' will let you drive every Formula E racecar
'Forza Motorsport 6' will let you drive every Formula E racecar
BP will pay states $18.7 billion for 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
BP has reached a settlement in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill case. The Deepwater Horizon disaster, which took place in 2010, killed 11 rig workers and blew the cap off a well, spilling hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf for months. Now the company will have to pay $18.7 billion to the US government and five states over the course of 18 years.
This is a modification of a proof-of-concept of a chrome address spoofing flaw published by David Leo (david.leo () deusen co uk) on the Full Disclosure mailing list .
Attackers abuse legacy routing protocol to amplify DDoS attacks
RIP allows a router to ask other routers for information stored in their routing tables. The problem is that the source IP (Internet Protocol) address of such a request can be spoofed, so the responding routers can be tricked to send their information to an IP address chosen by attackers—like the IP address of an intended victim.
WHIH News on Twitter
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.
Solar Impulse 2 breaks the world record for the longest solo flight
In addition to breaking the solo flight record, the 80-hour journey has already broken all distance and duration records for solar aviation, helping Solar Impulse's stated desire to spread the word about renewable energy sources. "Can you imagine that a solar powered airplane without fuel can now fly longer than a jet plane!", Piccard said in response to the record-breaking flight. "This is a clear message that clean technologies can achieve impossible goals!" But it might be a while still before we're all flying solar planes — however tiresome a 10-hour flight in a modern airplane might be, a five-day voyage in a freezing box the size of a cupboard sounds worse.
NSA's hacking tool is apparently as easy to use as a Google search
It's been a couple of years since Edward Snowden and The Guardian introduced us to the NSA's spying tool called XKeyscore. Now, The Intercept has published new details about it from 48 documents Snowden provided, revealing that it's a lot more powerful than previously thought. Apparently, it's fed a constant flow of data from all over the world straight from fiber optic cables, can store content from three to five days and metadata for even longer (up to around 45 days). Based on these new documents, the publication has confirmed that the tool helped the agency look up other private info beyond emails and chats, including "pictures, documents, voice calls, webcam photos, web searches, advertising analytics traffic, social media traffic, botnet traffic, logged keystrokes, computer network exploitation (CNE) targeting, username and password pairs, file uploads to online services, Skype sessions and more." The NSA even tracked phone connections to Google Play and Samsung's App Store.
Dear Veronica: Real-Life Trek Tech?
Plus, we get to hear about what technologies from Star Trek are actually possibly from my favorite space nerd Phil Plait, a.k.a. The Bad Astronomer !
Microsoft compares features across Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education
Four of the seven editions will be available for PCs: Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Windows 10 Education. According to Microsoft, all four will have the same “core experiences” — every edition has checkmarks for every feature listed on that tab.
Things to make with 3D printer waste - BBC News
Designers Seongil Choi and Fabio Hendry have developed a process to make craft designs from the waste product of 3D printing.
'Guitar Hero' Had A Baby With Your Keyboard, And It's Great
It's pretty simple: There's a box at the top of the screen, and arrow icons corresponding to your keyboard approach it at increasing speeds. To score points, simply press the correct arrow key when the icons align with the box. Since the game is basically no-frills with a dearth of flashing lights or fancy effects, you can indulge in a quick session without drawing much attention to yourself.
Survive vacation! A mobile toolkit for the road
In the event that you have to catch up on email by the pool, a waterproof Bluetooth keyboard might be worth considering. Menotek’s Flexible Bluetooth Mini Keyboard offers a compact typing experience in a foldable, waterproof silicone package. It’s highly portable, can fit into even the tightest piece of luggage, and can hold a charge for at least a full day. Typing can be a bit uncomfortable for some due to the keyboard’s small size, but shooting a quick email from your Bluetooth-enabled tablet or smartphone shouldn’t pose too much of a problem. The Menotek Flexible Bluetooth Mini Keyboard won’t win any awards for design aesthetic or longevity (the keys have been known to get loose after repeated usage), but priced at $17 on Amazon , you can treat it as a one-and-done travel accessory.
Fukushima nuclear reactor will get mapped with subatomic particles
There's a drawback however, and it's time. There's typically just one muon per square centimeter per minute, says Matt Durham, the paper's lead author. This means it could take around four to six hours to scan one part of a pipe. Durham doesn't see it as a huge issue, however: "You could have a guy come in, set up a scanning machine, go off to his other duties, then at the end come back and can make a judgement call." If an issue is spotted, a more precise scan and inspection would happen. If not, the process continues elsewhere. With assistance from the Los Alamos lab, Toshiba built big, serious version of the muon detector, and plans to place a huge 27-square-foot slab on both sides of the Fukushima plant's core. Whereas robots have so far struggled , the company hopes the technique will be able to detect and help pinpoint the melted fuel inside.
Netflix releases first trailer for reboot of cult hit Wet Hot American Summer
Today the company unveiled its first full trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp , an eight-episode prequel to the 2001 cult film Wet Hot American Summer . As we said last year, the film served as a launchpad for celebrities like Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, and Elizabeth Banks. Somehow, Netflix convinced the star cast to return for what is essentially a made-for-TV reboot — and I couldn’t be happier.
What Startups Can Learn From The Art Market
What lessons can start-ups learn from Durand-Ruel? First, they can build a "Vibe"—a vibrating, volatile, social and economic space. Second, shaping a Vibe and building a volatile space significantly boosts the chances of generating innovation. Third, a Vibe can have a market structure, as in art auctions, but in the case of incubators and art galleries most of volatility comes from opaque, personal relationships—the role of Curator-Patron is as critical to innovation as that of the creative.
4 Things You Didn't Know About M.C. Escher
3. He Was Kind Of A Square
Elliot says Escher's rigid formality was one of the reasons the artist never achieved the status of some of his contemporaries, though his work is just as popular. "He’s quite a square on the surface," Elliot says. "He’s not a fascinating character like Salvador Dali, he didn’t play up the press, wear wacky clothes and a mustache, and hang out in Paris. He wasn’t interested in abstraction or cubism. He was a quiet guy, interested in his work." The fact that he wasn't associated with any particular art movement might also be why he has never been taken seriously by the art world; however, it's also likely the reason for his ubiquitousness in popular culture. "You can see the imagination and the technique," Elliot says. "You don’t need to know a thing about the history of art to appreciate his work."
The Quest to Rescue Security Research From the Ivory Tower | WIRED
Stolen credit card numbers. Stolen passwords. The personal information of about 4 million federal workers hacked. We know all too well that computers are dreadfully insecure. And all too often, the people who could do the most to help make them more secure are stuck in academia with little connection to the real world.
Here's Where Electric Vehicles Actually Cause More Pollution Than Gas Cars
Within these broad trends there’s considerable nuance. Some places, like Los Angeles, are big EV winners. The city’s air shed traps pollutants from gas cars, leading to local smog; meanwhile, electricity is drawn from a clean grid in places like Nevada, so the environmental damage is both remote and minimal. On the flipside you have a typical county in South Dakota, where gas cars are relatively cleaner. There the damage done by pollutants on the sparse local population is minimal; electricity, drawn from coal-fired plants in denser places like Illinois, is dirty by comparison.
Solid Explorer's Android file manager gets a facelift
The latest version brings a Material Design interface, support for numerous cloud storage services and the ability to beam media files to your Chromecast-equipped TV.
Sprint's CEO Is So Over T-Mobile's "Uncarrier Bullsh-t"
It didn’t take long for Legere to realize that his potty mouth, willingness to pick fights, and total lack of self-consciousness made him an ideal tweeter. He spent months baiting Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure until Legere’s trashing of Sprint’s 2015 Super Bowl ad finally led Claure to respond (he called Legere classless).
Amazon has been removed as a payment option from Cydia
Up until yesterday, Cydia allowed you to make purchases using either your Amazon or PayPal account. However, things seem to have changed now as Amazon is no longer a payment option in Cydia starting from today. This means that the only way you can purchase packages is through PayPal.
5 free Wi-Fi tools that help maximize your home network
Sometimes getting a better Wi-Fi signal is as simple as changing the channel. If you live in a densely populated area such as an apartment or townhouse complex you are probably surrounded by dozens or even hundreds of individual Wi-Fi routers. Each one is broadcasting a signal to help its owner get online. The problem is that sometimes a bunch of closely situated routers can end up interfering with each other.
Microsoft’s Worldwide Telescope astronomy software is now an open-source project
For the uninitiated, WWT launched initially in 2007 as a research project, with Microsoft teaming up with universities and other academic institutions including NASA’s Caltech. In a nutshell, WWT is designed to give a “unified contextual visualization of the universe,” as the computing giant puts it. The software contains five main modes — Earth, Sky, Planets, Panoramas, and Solar System — and can be used by anyone to search outer space and focus in on any area.
New images reveal Pluto's mysterious spots - CNET
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has returned new colour images of Pluto, showing two very different faces -- and uniform spots along the equator.
Dropbox could offer more free storage if users improve security on their accounts
For the uninitiated, two-factor authentication, or 2FA, offers an extra layer of security on top of a password. So, rather than simply entering a username and password to access an account, it also requires a fingerprint, voice command, or, more commonly, a mobile phone number. So whenever you log into a service on a new device, for example, you would have to enter an extra code that’s sent to you by text message.
Media firms are excelling at social: Reach grows by 236%
Media companies that use Twitter saw a more moderate increase in engagement over the year — just 3 percent — but that is in the face of a much higher volume of tweets from media publishers: up 98 percent on last year. Increased engagement of any kind in a space that has twice as much noise is still an impressive gain.
Images from immediate aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
BP to pay $18.7 billion to settle a lawsuit. Let's not forget disaster's damage.
iTunes users hit stumbling blocks with arrival of Apple Music - CNET
I have a 13000 song library on my iMac. Installed iOS 8.4 on my iPhone this morning and had Apple Music and iCloud Music Library going...Everything was working fine on the device. Got home and installed 10.10.4 and iTunes 12.2 on my iMac. It asked to turn on iCloud Music Library and I accepted. All of the sudden it starts overwriting my album art with completely wrong art (example: Weezer showed art for a Radiohead album) on both my iMac AND my iPhone, screwing up metadata by putting random songs in albums where they didn't belong (there was a Cursive album where the first track was listed as a Foo Fighters song). Even worse, when I'd click to listen to certain songs, it would play the wrong song/artist, like the metadata was hijacked. What in the ****? I've had this library organized perfectly for the better part of a decade and Apple Music screwed it up in minutes.
18 tips on how to avoid security hazards with the cloud
As the cloud continues to expand across industries around the world, it’s apparent that even more mission critical operations and services are being moved to cloud-based SaaS applications. While many enterprises are clearly realizing the promised benefits, there are still challenges and a consistent set of concerns. Here are 18 tips and tricks to avoid the hazards – the privacy, compliance and security hazards of cloud computing – and guide companies confidently through the cloud to realize the full benefits enterprise cloud adoption can offer.
Personalization: Everyone knows it’s important…but how do you do it well? (webinar)
So how do you play catch-up in a thousand-channel, multi-device universe? VB’s report surveyed over 500 marketers as well as 27 vendors and brands. In this essential webinar, we break down critical methodologies and technologies for personalization success. We’ll talk about the role of data and how best to capture it. We’ll review some of the best tools geared to different types and sizes of companies.
Leak hints the next iPhone might record 4K video
Tired of recording 'just' 1080p video on your iPhone while your friends produce clips in glorious 4K? You won't have to look on with envy for much longer, if the latest rumors are on the mark. A tipster on China's Sina Weibo has posted what appear to be leaked details of the next iPhone's rear camera, and it'll reportedly jump to 12 megapixels with 4K video recording. There's no guarantee that this is in the cards, but it jives with earlier claims that Apple's future handset will focus on camera upgrades . You're not likely to see design changes, if 9to5Mac 's photos are accurate, so photographic improvements like this will likely be more important this time around.
Beach reads for techies 2015
"The book does an outstanding job of explaining what is possible and how to do it. It puts the lie to the often-expressed notion that 'good software estimation is impossible,' while at the same time discounting naïve notions that we can make precise predictions for large long-running programs. It addresses the art of the possible, and then follows up with a great discussion on how to successfully run projects in the face of imperfect estimates. I brought it to in to work my first week at Sonus almost nine years ago and still refer back to it on occasion."
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Rumor: Apple Watch 2 to retain the same display size and resolution; will come with a bigger battery
The report from Naver further claims that the Apple Watch 2 will have the same display size and resolution as the current generation Apple Watch. However, the display will be slightly thinner that will allow Apple to fit in a slightly bigger battery life in the wearable. This should lead to a improvement in battery life in the second generation Apple Watch or Apple can use the extra battery capacity to add new features to the watch.
Y Combinator has helped over 800 startups come to market that are today worth a collective $30 billion (and possibly even more very soon). Now it looks like a new VC is emerging out of it that will be dedicated to help the most promising of these grow.
TechCrunch has learned of a new VC fund called Crystal Towers. Backed by several YC founders, it will start out with between $90 million… Read More
This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes
This interactive, designed and built by Slate ’s Andrew Kahn, gives you a sense of the scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time, as well as the flow of transport and eventual destinations. The dots—which represent individual slave ships—also correspond to the size of each voyage. The larger the dot, the more enslaved people on board. And if you pause the map and click on a dot, you’ll learn about the ship’s flag—was it British? Portuguese? French?—its origin point, its destination, and its history in the slave trade. The interactive animates more than 20,000 voyages cataloged in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database . (We excluded voyages for which there is incomplete or vague information in the database.) The graph at the bottom accumulates statistics based on the raw data used in the interactive and, again, only represents a portion of the actual slave trade—about one-half of the number of enslaved Africans who actually were transported away from the continent.
Confessions of a depressed comic
Kevin Breel didn't look like a depressed kid: team captain, at every party, funny and confident. But he tells the story of the night he realized that — to save his own life — he needed to say four simple words.
28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings
Street art is usually meant to disrupt its environment and to capture our attention, but the artists on this list practice a special technique that makes their artist even more eye-catching and playful – they tailor their art to its surroundings so that their (usually) 2D paintings seem to interact with their 3D surroundings.
How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.
#ICYMI: Freezing lasers, tweeting video games and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Microsoft debuts a Kinect-based room mapping system that understands furniture; we watch LEDs change color as they're frozen in liquid nitrogen (because science!) and a programmer creates a game whose code fits into a single Tweet. From the cutting room floor: Google rolls out 60 FPS video playback for its mobile app so now the walkthrough on your phone matches the gameplay on your console. Let the team at Engadget know about any interesting stories or videos you stumble across by using the #ICYMI hashtag @engadget or @mskerryd. Get More Engadget: •Subscribe to Engadget on YouTube: http://engt.co/subscribe •Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engadget •Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/engadget •Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engadget •Add us on Snapchat: gadgetsnaps •Read more: http://www.engadget.com Technology isn't all about bits and processors. It's the car with no driver, human organs printed in a lab and leisurely flights into space. It's the future and Engadget is here to tell you all about it.
Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you
About 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls. In a deeply unsettling talk, she walks us through the surprising impacts of low body and image confidence—from lower grade point averages to greater risk-taking with drugs and alcohol. And then shares the key things all of us can do to disrupt this reality.
The art of meaningful conversation
You talk to people everyday. But do you really feel like you’re communicating? These talks will help you go beyond small talk, to the conversations that nudge along understanding.
The Golden Ratio: Design's Biggest Myth
Devlin says it's simple. "We're creatures who are genetically programmed to see patterns and to seek meaning," he says. It's not in our DNA to be comfortable with arbitrary things like aesthetics, so we try to back them up with our often limited grasp of math. But most people don't really understand math, or how even a simple formula like the golden ratio applies to complex system, so we can't error-check ourselves. "People think they see the golden ratio around them, in the natural world and the objects they love, but they can't actually substantiate it," Devlin tells me. "They are victims to their natural desire to find meaning in the pattern of the universe, without the math skills to tell them that the patterns they think they see are illusory." If you see the golden ratio in your favorite designs, you're probably seeing things.
Rethinking infidelity ... a talk for anyone who has ever loved
Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.