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'The Walking Dead' Season 9 trailer just dropped and it's intense af

October needs to hurry up.

Samsung smack-talks iPhone X with more 'Ingenious' ads | Cult of Mac

Samsung rolls out three new "Ingenious" commercials with each giving more air time to iPhone X than its own Galaxy S9.

$100 iPhone X clone is a lot scarier than it looks

This handset looks almost exactly like the iPhone X, and yet it costs just $100. But don’t be fooled by its pretty face.

Ed Sheeran’s creative process is on full display in new Apple documentary | Cult of Mac

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and his creative process will be on full display in Apple’s newest documentary movie, Songwriter. Filming on the documentary Ed Sheeran is the subject of Apple Music’s latest documentary that goes inside the singer-songwriter’s creative process.

Samsung continues attacking iPhone and Apple Stores in ad campaign

Samsung is continuing to attack the iPhone in its "Ingenious" ad campaign, introducing three more videos ridiculing Apple over the iPhone's removal of the headphone jack, not including a fast-charging adapter in the box, and its photographic abilities.

Google's latest AI experiment makes GIFs by watching you move

Move Mirror makes quirky GIFs by watching you move -- and it all happens in the browser.

This startup is the perfect example of Korea’s vibrant crypto market

Bezant’s ambition is to build its own high-performance blockchain, arguably the most challenging, expensive, and time-consuming task in the entire ecosystem.

Amiga, Warhol, Debbie Harry: The ultimate 1980s tech keynote

A pop artist, a pop star, and a dazzling computer make history—or at least give us a surprisingly endearing little moment.

'Love Notes to Newton' is documentary about the before-its-time '90s Apple product

"Love Notes to Newton," which premieres this week, looks at the rise and quick fall of Apple's John Sculley-era personal digital assistant, and talks to both the original Newton team plus the small fanbase of enthusiasts that still remain.

'Stardew Valley' multiplayer arrives on PC, Mac and Linux August 1st

We finally have a release date for Stardew Valley multiplayer on PC, Mac and Linux.

'Ghost Recon Wildlands' adds a hardcore permadeath mode

'Ghost Recon Wildlands' is adding a permadeath mode that leaves you no room for error.

'GTA: Online' goes clubbin' next week with 'After Hours'

You got a little Liberty City in my Los Santos, Rockstar.

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Disney Fires James Gunn From 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Over Offensive Tweets

This firing comes on as well as the storm of tweets from fans who have been calling for equal justice to be the standard - even for a director fanboys love and adore as much as Gunn. It's sparked a heated cultural debate, that has quickly drawn association to big culture war topics like the "Me Too" movement, or the alt-right vs. progressive left political flame-war, in which Gunn was a frequent and outspoken member of the latter.

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The 10 rules found in every good remote work policy

First, companies need to determine what positions are eligible to work remotely, and state them in their policy. By analyzing their work and operating model, companies can decide which positions can and should be done out of the office, Gartner analyst Carol Rozwell said. She used herself as an example: "If I'm on the phone with you right now, doesn't matter where I'm phoning from, doesn't matter where you phoned me, right?"

FCC opens public comments on T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Anyone can file petitions to deny, and you might expect to see some from consumer advocacy groups and industry experts who may be concerned over the reduction in the number of national carriers from four to three. The FCC has laid out a 180-day review timeline to determine whether the merger is in the public interest, but that's more of a guideline and there's no required deadline for the agency to issue a decision.

How Google's 24/7 Grab and Go program improves productivity, eliminates IT headaches

Through the Google Admin Console, the company's management policies are immediately applied to each Chromebook, the post noted. The Admin Console will guarantee that your employees are on a secure device, with access to all information necessary to continue working, which makes the Grab and Go program easier for IT teams as well, said the post. Employees can also use Chrome Sync to get their browsing histories, personal settings, passwords, extensions, and bookmarks all onto the temporary device.


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Andrew Lincoln confirms he's leaving 'The Walking Dead': ' I promise not to cry. I’ve done enough crying onscreen'

"I’m particularly fond of the people who watch the show, you people," he said. "This has been the most extraordinary amazing beautiful experience of my career, made largely because of you guys and the relationship we have with you, in this room and in rooms across America. So I just want to thank you. I don’t want to turn this into an Oscar acceptance speech or an obituary. We’re deeply proud of the work we’ve done this season."

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15 New Wearable Sensor Detects Stress Hormone in Sweat | Hacker News

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Seeing these four tech giants come together in order to give users total control of their personal data is certainly a positive. While each of these companies allow users to export and download their data, there’s never been a simple method for porting that data over to another service. Most users download the data where it sits locally on their hard drive. Users are left with no more than the peace of mind that they have this data. The Data Transfer Project’s goal is to change that.

How new Trump executive order could fight automation impact, bridge tech skills gap

The National Council for the American Worker, created by the order, will be composed of senior administration officials who will develop a national campaign to raise awareness of workforce issues and the importance of STEM education, help expand investments in apprenticeships and training programs, and create a plan to recognize companies that do so, according to the order.

iPhone lets Phillies fans order a ballpark beer by text | Cult of Mac

“Utilizing Apple Business Chat as an ordering option is a logical next step. By doing so, we’re able to integrate an easily accessible digital technology that enables fans to seamlessly order from their mobile devices while continuing to watch the game or socialize with friends,” said Carl Mittleman, President of Aramark’s Sports & Entertainment Division, in a statement .

2018 MacBook Pro’s Thunderbolt 3 suffers big limitations

Both the 13- and 15-inch models pack a new “Titan Ridge” chip, but unfortunately for some users, there are big limitations. Don’t rush out to blow your savings on an 8K monitor just yet.

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Diversity and representation is narrative. That's cool you're Latino.. You can still be ignorant to the issue of how Hollywood is largely driven by white people. I am from NYC.. Most movies never look like what I experienced daily.

Pixelmator is the best graphics app [Cult of Mac's Essential iOS Apps #40]

Pixelmator is the best graphics app on iOS. It supports the most popular graphics formats and image editing features. The app offers an intuitive experience, coupled with powerful and professional features, making it perfect for designers of any skill level.

Love Notes to Newton movie review: Apple's most important failure shines

Even today, features like the Newton’s handwriting recognition and ability to beam information to other devices using an infrared communications port seems remarkable. Whether you used a Newton at some time between 1993 and 1997, picked one up in the years since, or never used one at all, you’ll come away with a new respect for one of Apple’s greatest, most underrated products.

1Password for iOS gets rich text notes, iMessage sticker pack

You can now create more useful secure notes in 1Password for iOS, thanks to a new update that adds rich text support.

Apple switches designs for new Oz store, but some are still unhappy | Cult of Mac

Normally, the addition of a new Apple Store is met with positivity, on account of the prestige and increased foot traffic that it brings to an area. That’s not exactly proving to be the case for Apple’s proposed “global flagship” Apple Store in Melbourne, Australia, however.

Dog drags sprinkler indoors, unleashing chaos in his wake

Was he hot? Did the dog want to be closer to the owner? Who knows. This doggo is clearly having a great time and doesn't give a single crap about the chaos he's unleashing. Users on Twitter are very much in support of his choice.

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Wrike: a new desktop Windows app with a 360-degree view of your work

Wrike also integrates with Google Hangouts and Microsoft Teams because people want to see what they're working on in the context of their conversations. Teams provides not just "the foundational messaging infrastructure for the modern work environment," as Filev puts it, but also connections to other components of digital work. "Our bread and butter is task-focused processing; if you're working on a project you're definitely interested in all the messages related to that project, but you can also plug in priorities and schedules right in that environment. With Teams, you can exchange messages but then you can easily click on a tab and see a visual schedule of what your team is working on. That gives you more context and allows you to be better oriented, which allows the whole team to sync and move faster. You can create projects and tasks inside Teams, visualise project schedules and get notifications: it's a 360-degree view of work, which is also part of a bigger picture including Office 365 with OneDrive and Outlook, and various Office products."

Glass trailer bring together Split, Unbreakable at Comic-Con 2018

From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.


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Fortnite rakes in a staggering $1 billion from in-game purchases | Cult of Mac

According to a new report from market research firm SuperData Research, the insanely popular game has now sold more than $1 billion in in-game purchases alone. For anyone bemoaning the increasing reliance of games on pushing in-game purchases, this is why we can’t have nice things!

Apple Watch could fall victim to trade war with China | Cult of Mac

While the Apple Watch is still a small part of Apple’s business compared to the iPhone, this does indeed suggest that Apple won’t be immune from new import duties. While the list is still in a period for public comments, if it goes into effect this fall it means that Apple could face a 10 percent tariff.

Dunkin' Donuts is releasing a coffee-inspired beer

Labels filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, first obtained and reported by Tenemu , revealed that the new beverage will be called the Dunkin' Coffee Porter. The labels also indicate what customers can expect from the new brew: a dark classic porter brewed with Dunkin' Donuts coffee, a smooth, "roasty, malty" flavor profile, and a dark chocolate, espresso aroma.

Why Internet Users Around the World Use VPNs

GlobalWebIndex aggregated Q1 2018 data from more than 33,000 PC VPN users and 25,000 mobile VPN users and broke down the top five uses for VPNs across platforms (users could choose more than one option). Topping the list was using VPNs to access better entertainment content, with 57 percent of mobile VPN users and 54 percent of desktop users indicating that reason.

35 Nike Says Its $250 Running Shoes Will Make You Run Much Faster | Hacker News

This isn't really stated or testing, but one of my biggest issues with running is how much pain I feel on my joints. I actually find it really enjoyable to run through the woods with my dog, but my knees just get mad. If these shoes relieved just a tiny bit of that pain I would find them almost worth it. Not saying one should buy an expensive pair of shoes, but if it was the case, maybe the shoes don't just make you run better, but actually walk better and more safe? reply


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PeerTube, the “Decentralized YouTube”, succeeds in crowdfunding

Like Mastodon , an alternative to Twitter launched in 2016, PeerTube relies on a decentralized and federative system. In other words, there is no higher authority that manages, broadcasts and moderates the content offered, as is the case with YouTube, but a network of “instances”. Created by one or more administrators, these communities are governed according to principles specific to each of them. Anyone can freely watch the videos without registering, but to upload a video,  you must choose from the list of existing instances  , or create your own if you have the necessary technical knowledge.

Augmented Reality (AR) vs. Virtual Reality (VR): What's the Difference?

Whereas virtual reality replaces your vision, augmented reality adds to it. AR devices like the Microsoft HoloLens and various enterprise-level "smart glasses" are transparent, letting you see everything in front of you as if you are wearing a weak pair of sunglasses. The technology is designed for completely free movement while projecting images over whatever you look at. The concept extends to smartphones with AR apps and games like Pokemon Go, which use your phone's camera to track your surroundings and overlay additional information on top of it, on the screen.

Uber drivers “employees” for unemployment purposes, NY labor board says

" Dynamex makes it much more likely that Uber drivers in California will be considered employees for wage purposes, but we do not yet have any decision on the matter," Dubal emailed Ars. "Together, both decisions (in California and New York) reflect what I think is a turning of the tides—a growing legal recognition that so-called ‘gig workers’ are really employees in disguise."

Why Funko Pop figures reign supreme at Comic-Con 2018

Williams, a 46-year-old comic book store owner from Australia, wasn't one of the lucky few to have won a ticket to purchase a Pop. That's right, you can't even line up to buy a Funko product from the booth -- you needed to have entered a lottery system put on by Comic-Con weeks in advance. Those not chosen to earn the right can console themselves with the countless booths on the show floor hawking older Pop figures, often at a dramatic markup.

41 Inside Taco Bell's Demolition Man-themed pop-up at Comic-Con

"Oxygenated twists" (really the classic TBell cinnamon twists) with some berry sugar sprinkled on top and underneath a "caramel and flan variation." It was more like a marshmallow cream with caramel swirls, but whatever it was I finished all of it.

Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz

Test your knowledge on cybersecurity topics and terms by taking our 10-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with a nationally representative group of 1,055 randomly selected adult internet users surveyed online between June 17 and June 27, 2016. The survey was conducted by the GfK Group using KnowledgePanel.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns from the dead

"I'm so excited the secret is out because it is a secret that Filoni had to keep for the past couple of months," Ashley Eckstein (the voice of Ahsoka Tano) said Friday. "It's been dream come true. Clone Wars coming back is something I thought wasn't gonna happen. It was literally such a memorable chapter of my life."

Comic-Con 2018: All things DC, from Aquaman to Wonder Woman

This Lego Aquaman, while not exactly identical to the real guy, gives a pretty clear hint at what we'll see Aquaman wearing in his first solo film this December. Aquaman is the focal point of DC's San Diego Comic-Con presence , though Shazam and Wonder Woman are also getting their due on the show floor.

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' unveils three more Spider-People, including Spider-Ham

The trio then look up to realize they aren't even the only dimension-hopping Spider-People in the room. Spider-Man Noir (who has an all-black costume) is up near the ceiling and Peni Parker (a young girl) is hanging out with her Spider robot.

Autodesk’s Lego model-building robot is the future of manufacturing

UC Berkeley’s Goldberg thinks Autodesk’s progress so far is impressive, but he cautions that while a Lego model-building robot is applicable to industry, it’s by no means a straight line. “That’s the key,” Goldberg says generally of this type of research. “It’s very important to be doing these experiments, but we have quite a way to go before we’re able to put these into practice in a cost-effective way. Having a robot learn to do one step in an assembly line, that’s very exciting. Having it doing multiple steps like this, that’s even more exciting. But that’s going to take time.”

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Apple Watch and Fitbit could see price rise in US tariff standoff

S martwatches could be the latest victim of trade war sparring between the US and China with new tariffs hitting the Apple Watch and Fitbit activity trackers .

The Missouri duck boat tragedy could set off an industry-wide call for safer boats

Now such criticism is likely to reach fever pitch. Speaking with CBS, the lawyer pointed out that critics have called for alterations to the boats, many of which were never adopted. After the Missouri incident, though, sweeping changes may finally be on the horizon. The National Transportation Safety Board said it has launched an investigation into the accident. I reached out to the agency for more details and will update this post if I hear back.

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