Pixels review: Adam Sandler must be stopped
Just like Back to the Future 2 predicted, here in 2015 we seem to be obsessed with nostalgia. It’s nowhere more obvious than in our movies, with some of the most (Jurassic World) and least (T...
Neil deGrasse Tyson lays out the history of everything in under 8 minutes - CNET
From the Big Bang to mammals with big brains, the Internet's resident smart guy runs through literally everything in the time it takes to stand in line for a latte.
How your favorite Nintendo characters have evolved over time - CNET
Why is Donkey Kong wearing cutoff shorts? A new video series looks at how Mario and other popular Nintendo characters have changed over the years.
YouTube will now show 360-degree video ads
Google is making your ads a bit more interactive – YouTube now supports 360-degree video advertisements on Chrome, Android and iOS. Beer brand Bud Light is the first advertiser to…
Kit Harrington spotted in town for 'Game of Thrones' Season Six
The evidence of Jon Snow's return to 'Game of Thrones' is piling up.
The coolest flying car concept has helicopter blades and an electric motor
A number of companies are working furiously on flying cars, and the latest example is the Terrafugia TF-X, which can take flight from anywhere.
Former cop to perform in blackface at fundraiser for officers charged in Freddie Gray case
A white former Baltimore cop is revivinga a blackface routine for a fundraiser supporting officers charged in Freddie Gray's death.
Kids explain 'adultery' without knowing what it is
In Jimmy Kimmel's latest installation of "Kids Explain," kids on the street theorize as to what the mysterious word "adultery" means.
Google Knows What You Did Last Summer, Now Shows It To You In Google Maps
Have you ever wanted a way to easily remember all the places you’ve been — whether it’s a museum you visited during your last vacation or that fun bar you stumbled upon a few months ago? Well, starting today, Google Maps can help. We’re gradually rolling out Your Timeline, a useful way to remember and view the places you’ve been on a given day, month or year. Your Timeline allows you to visualize your real-world routines, easily see the trips you’ve taken and get a glimpse of the places where you spend your time.
Google: Here's what we're actually doing with Google+ Photos - CNET
This is a common problem that hits anyone who stores information via the Web. A company plans to shut down one online service with the intention of replacing it with another. But users of the initial service express concerns, both about losing access to the service and about potentially losing their content. Google's initial blog post from Monday clearly didn't do a very good job of explaining exactly what would become of Google+ Photos, hence requiring a second post to clarify.
IBM Using Watson to Build a "Siri For Cities"
IBM said today that the city of Surrey, in British Columbia, Canada, has rolled out the new app, which leverages Watson's sophisticated language and data analysis system to allow residents to make requests for things like finding out why their trash wasn’t picked up or how to find a lost cat using natural language.
Yahoo Posts a Loss, but Revenue Rises
The company on Tuesday reported its second-quarter revenue rose 15% to $1.24 billion, its highest quarterly revenue increase in almost nine years.
Hackaday Prize Collaboratorium: 4
The Hackaday Prize is underway and many of you have awesome projects. BEST PRODUCT is a category you can opt-into if you can get 3 copies of your product to Pasadena, California, USA, by August 17th, 2015.
Here's Another Hint That An Apple Car Is Coming
Around the same time, an anonymous Apple employee dropped some hints to Business Insider about "vehicle development," saying that employees from electric automaker Tesla were "jumping ship" and joining Apple. The employee also told BI that Apple's secret project "will change the landscape and give Tesla a run for its money."
4 things you'll love about the Samsung GS6 active (and 4 things you'll hate)
Enterprises and mobile administrators will appreciate the fact that the GS6 active can stand withstand some serious abuse, and organizations that deploy GS6 actives won't have to replace as many phones due to drops or liquid damage. Samsung's Philip Berne, a technical marketing manager, says GS6 active user don't need cases for protection, either, so companies don't need to shell out additional cash for accessories to protect corporate devices. In fact, Samsung doesn't even make any GS6 active cases, according to Berne, though it makes them for the vast majority, if not all, of its other mobile devices. (Check out the video below to see how well the GS6 active fared in my drop tests.)
Pentagon confirms Iraq drone crash that surfaced online
There are a lot of hoaxes on the internet, but if you see images of a drone that looks like the one above, lying motionless in the middle of the desert, then you can be sure those aren't fake. Pentagon has admitted to BuzzFeed that the pictures of a drone crash that recently started circulating on social media websites are real. Those photos were posted on Twitter by Iraqi journalist Steve Ishak, who told the publication that he got them from a follower who, in turn, got them from local villagers in the country's Samawa province. "We can confirm an MQ-1 crashed on its way to its recovery base in Iraq," military spokesperson Major Genieve David said, adding that the UAV malfunctioned due to "loss of communication."
Dear Veronica: Is tech rejection our future?
And hey, if you feel like you're a little too plugged-in, I share my tips for logging off. Just make sure you watch this video before you do! Send your questions to me firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter using the hashtag #DearVeronica. See you next week!
3 things you should know when you’re starting a business
There’s no way around it—startups are risky. But that’s what makes them fun. Entrepreneurship is the ultimate test in personal growth. When you succeed, you learn. When you fail, you learn even more.
'The Last of Us' soundtrack is getting a gorgeous vinyl release
Somehow The Last of Us didn't make it onto our list of favorite video game soundtracks , but fret not because it is getting an extremely pretty vinyl release. This Wednesday, Mondo will drop the four 180-gram LP boxed set featuring art by Jay Shaw and the inimitable Olly Moss at a random time. Modern Vinyl says that it'll contain not only Gustavo Santaolalla's score, but also ambient cues from the game in addition to music from the Ellie-focused Left Behind expansion episode . The pricing will likely make thrift-minded folks choke a bit -- $75, all said -- but given the quality of Mondo's work in general , this is probably going to be a really nice release. It'll almost assuredly sell out incredibly quickly and hit collector's item status in short order, too. Should you want in, your best bet is to keep an eye on the art-minded reseller's Twitter feed come hump day.
THE LAST OF US 4XLP with artwork by @ollymoss & @ironjaiden will go on sale this Wednesday! http://t.co/3FfDUbOqYw pic.twitter.com/O0SHzdDT2g— MONDO (@MondoNews) July 20, 2015