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Comic-Con: 'Star Trek: Discovery' gets new trailer

On Saturday, the cast and crew of the newest Star Trek show gave fans a glimpse at what's to come. TL;DR Don't worry, it'll all work out.

Watch the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

Based on the novel by Ernie Cline

'Justice League' trailer: Wonder Woman is back, and she's brought some new friends

Warner Bros. unites the league.

Comic-Con 2017: 'Stranger Things' trailer is a treat full of tricks

They do Halloween right in the Upside Down, as the chilling new teaser for Netflix's hit show proves.

'Justice League' trailer: Wonder Woman is back, and she's brought some new friends

Warner Bros. unites the league.

7 Tips for Marketing a 'Boring' Brand on Social Media

Learn how to be engaging on social media even if your business doesn't sell the most exciting products or operate in the most fun industry.

Hulk learns to talk in the new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok is looking like the roadtrip movie of the fall, and Marvel definitely delivered at Comic-Con today. In the movie’s latest trailer, Thor starts out saying he’s been on a "journey of...

Westworld’s season 2 trailer shows the robot uprising has just begun

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The new Stranger Things trailer is full of Michael Jackson and terror

Turn everything upside-down

Comic-Con 2017: You're not getting rid of Ben Affleck as Batman

The "Justice League" panel also reveals that The Flash's universe-bending Flashpoint storyline will hit the big screen, and more.

After AlphaBay and Hansa, there are only more dark web takedowns to come

One slip-up is all it takes

Every time a new raspberry pi comes out I take a look at the specs and think to myself "I really want to make a laptop out of that" but one issue always arises and that is that I can never find a stand alone USB trackpad for the laptop. So in this project, we will be salvaging a trackpad from an old broken laptop and converting it to USB device using an Arduino pro micro.

Netflix's Secret Weapon Isn't Reboots—It's Genre Movies

The streaming service is offering money and creative freedom—and from a look at its first two projects, it won't be stopping anytime soon.

Newly Unearthed Nirvana VHS Tape Shows How They Got Creative When They Were Broke

A twenty-year-old Kurt Cobain and bandmates take to a RadioShack to make a music video a year before the band’s first album.

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Self-driving cars pass first federal hurdle with House panel approval

A bill to standardize self-driving across all states and exempt tens of thousands of cars every year from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rules has unanimously passed a House panel vote, paving the way for a full House vote in after the August recess.

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11 things you may have missed in 'The Walking Dead' season 8 trailer

Some viewers were quick to notice the end scene from the season eight trailer looked a lot like one of the opening scenes in the series' pilot where Rick wakes up from his coma. The scene made some think that the entire show may have been in Rick's head, but that's not the case. Creator Robert Kirkman said in 2014 everything happening on the show is real.

The Best Jailbreak Tweaks for iPhone Control Center

One of the essential features that is missing from the iOS 10 Control Center is the ability to add additional toggles. FlipControlCenter is the tweak that will help you achieve this. It allows you to add as many new toggles as you wish to Control Center as well as rearrange their position the way you want. You can add toggles for 3G/LTE, Location Services, respring, Do Not Disturb, and so on.

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TigerVPN grants full online security forever - for less than $50

The New Moto E4 is a budget-friendly Nougat machine (review)

Perhaps an even better example and one that exists right in this smartphone family tree is the Moto E series. In only its 4th year of existence, we are at the, appropriately named, Moto E4.  While the “E” was dubbed the budget version of a Motorola smartphone aimed at first-time owners (and rightfully so when this series was launched), this phone as quickly evolved into a true daily workhorse of a phone; especially when you consider the money you’ll part with for the experience. But I’m getting ahead of myself, like usual.

The Apple Watch 3 rumor mill is going crazy

The original Apple Watch started at $349 for the 38mm model and $399 for the 42mm edition in the US. In March 2016, the company slashed prices by $50, dropping the entry-level price to $299. Today, the Watch Series 1 starts at $269 (38mm) and $299 (42mm) and the Watch Series 2 at $369 (38mm) and $399 (42mm). Barring a bombshell redesign, featuring cellular connectivity or an integrated camera, the consensus is that Apple will stick pretty close to the current pricing scheme with the Watch 3.

Forrester: self-driving to make global economy "unrecognizable" by 2035

Self-driving vehicles will remarkably change the global economy in less than 20 years, heavily impacting government, insurance, media, security, logistics, and the automotive industry.

A dozen things Steve Jobs would hate about Apple today | ZDNet

Steve Jobs never left anyone in any doubt as to what was on his mind, and thanks to hundreds of hours of keynotes, speeches, and interviews, we can get an insight into what he might think about the current state of the company he founded. (Updated June 2017 following WWDC 2017)

iCloud security flaw put iPhone, Mac passwords at risk

"With the bug I couldn't go ahead and steal whoever's iCloud Keychain just by knowing their account name. I would also need access to their iCloud account somehow," he said, such as an Apple ID email address and password. In the past few years, we've seen billions of accounts exposed as a result of data breaches -- enough to individually target accounts that reuse passwords across sites . (Radocea noted that accounts with two-factor authentication are far better protected than those that aren't.)

5 effective and smart ways to do VR marketing today

As a major VR platform serving VR marketing campaigns for top brands, we’ve come up with a simple guide to best practices for marketers from our extensive experience.

Fitbit hit with lawsuit over haptic feedback patents

Fitbit has been hit with a lawsuit from Immersion, a developer of haptic feedback technology, claiming that the Alta HR and Charge 2 maker has infringed on its patents.

Comcast says Internet fast lanes may encourage self-driving innovation

While creating fast lanes for services that aren’t touched by everyday consumers might generate less income for Comcast and other ISPs, it may also reduce the amount of backlash. Consumers hate when Netflix is slow, but they won’t have the same connection to a Waymo or Uber self-driving car, at least not until the cars are available to most U.S. consumers.

10 Games Every Nintendo Wii U Player Needs

$59.99 The premiere game for the Wii U could be the best 3D Mario game since Super Mario 64. Yes, better than Super Mario Galaxy. A big reason why is because Mario in HD looks fantastic. Mario's whimsical, colorful visuals were born for high-def. The orchestrated music will make you wish all Mario games sound this way. The controls feel perfect. Each level is filled with new ideas to toy with like a stage where platforms vanish and reappear to the rhythm of the music. It's also a fantastic multiplayer game. You will argue, yell, and finally agree to work together to find every single last star, stamp, and secret (find all the hidden Luigis!) until you've conquered the game and either replay it all over again or await the inevitable sequel (we hope). A must-have for any Wii U owner.

The torturous Comic-Con wait for a glimpse at 'Justice League'

That's because I'm in line for the panels being held in the convention center, only they don't start for another 27 hours. And even though I arrived here at 6:30 a.m.,  I'm nowhere near the front. The line winds along the waterfront, stretching to the neighboring Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. There's another long, winding stream of people closer to the front of the convention center for today's panel, and the queue I'm in won't get to their spot until tomorrow morning.

Inside Comic-Con's Hall H, the most important room in Hollywood

“It’s very hard to look at something that happened in Hall H and say it backfired or was a mistake, because even in the worst of circumstances, you’re cementing your relationship with your hard-core fans,” added the elder Walker, who’s witnessed the explosive growth at Comic-Con — and more recent media hand-wringing over the event’s expansion into downtown San Diego and Hollywood studios’ commitment to the annual confab — since organizers were hosting panels in rooms a fraction the size of Hall H.

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Get your heads out of your Oases — the first trailer for Ready Player One is here & it's all pop culture spectacular


If you know anything about Linus Torvalds , you know he's the mastermind and overlord of Linux. If you know him at all well, you know he's also an enthusiastic scuba diver and author of SubSurface , a do-it-all dive log program. And, if you know him really well, you'd know, like many other developers, he loves gadgets. Now, he's starting his own gadget review site on Google+: Working Gadgets ... "[W]hile waiting for my current build to finish, I decided to write a note about some of the gadgets I got that turned out to work, rather than all the crazy crap that didn't. Because while 90% of the cool toys I buy aren't all that great, there's still the ones that actually do live up to expectations. So the rule is: no rants. Just good stuff . Because this is about happy gadgets."

10 cool things you didn't know you could do with Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger has quietly evolved into a stellar tool, one I find useful for more than just chats with friends. Indeed, if you haven't used it lately, you might be surprised to discover all the things Messenger can do. Let's take a look at some of the highlights, most of them focused on the app versions of Messenger (but with occasional dips into the desktop).

The Definitive Guide to Wrapping Your Headphones Without Losing Your Mind

Wrapping up your earbuds always ends up being an ordeal: they come undone in your bag, they get tangled, and are just a big pain in the butt. Wouldn't it be nice if tangled headphones were a thing of the past? Here's a look at a few ways to wrap up your headphones without the frustration.

Comic-Con 2017: The Flash Movie to Adapt Flashpoint Story - IGN

Flashpoint served as the lead-in for DC Comic's universe-wide "New 52" reset. It details an alternate universe where Superman is held captive, Bruce Wayne is dead, and other beloved heroes have had their status quo flipped upside-down. If you missed the original Flashpoint comic run, we've got you covered. Here's everything you need to know about the Flashpoint story that started it all.

Science Graphic of the Week: Hummingbird Wing Aerodynamics

When they hover, hummingbirds move their wings more like a buzzing insect than a flapping bird. But, unlike tiny insects, hummingbirds are large enough to stir up the air more violently as they move. Now scientists have attempted to model exactly how hummingbird wings interact with the air as they hover.

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Bezos move spurs $20B of growth in logistics robotics | ZDNet

In fact, Bezos all but assured competitors would stay a few years behind Amazon. The 2012 Kiva purchase was as much a defensive play as a move to improve the company's fulfillment operations. Kiva was the leading supplier of warehouse logistics solutions, and huge companies like Staples, Walgreens, and Gap--competitors of the many-tentacled Amazon beast--relied on its technology. Those companies were deprived of crucial functionality in the wake of Amazon's purchase.

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Michelle Pfeiffer will play Janet van Dyne in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'

Marvel kicked off its San Diego Comic-Con panel with some typically awesome news — Michelle Pfeiffer has been tapped to play Janet van Dyne, the first Wasp and mother of Janet van Dyne.

BMW, VW, Daimler colluded to fix diesel system prices, report alleges - Roadshow

Diesels make up a large chunk of European vehicle sales, due in part to tax breaks that help decrease the price of diesel fuel. Lately, there has been a push to move away from diesels and toward electrification, but that will take years to realize. In the meantime, at least in Europe, diesels won't be going anywhere -- except to the dealership, if they've been recalled.

With hundreds of choices, how can you pick an IoT platform?

“There are a good number of companies, specialized in a particular subsection of IoT or with specialized platform services such as prescriptive analytics. There will be some acquisition of smaller platforms by bigger ones but at the same time, I think  the key issue here is being able to create the right ecosystem which is flexible enough to move you from being a player into system leader into several sectors.  I think the management of ecosystems is really a challenging one but a key competitive asset in IoT.

From Lemmings to Lotus 1-2-3, you can now relive Commodore Amiga's glory days | ZDNet

Amiga was a popular line of computers sold by Commodore, which were cheaper than Apple's Macintosh, but still had solid graphics. The Internet Archive offers the Amiga experience through an emulator, allowing users to run old software through any browser.

Pokémon Go's first real-world event was a disaster, and everyone was refunded

Boos and jeers erupted from thousands of Pokémon Go players in Chicago’s Grant Park on Saturday after the game stopped working for many who had paid and traveled far to be there.

All the Best Cosplay We Spotted at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Day Two

Like the unstoppable flow of time itself, San Diego Comic-Con continued through Friday with a shocking amount of news and trailers —and even more amazing cosplay, of course. So we’ve made another video collection of our favorites, including the chill Lego Batman above and the immensely disturbing pastel wookiees below, and you can watch it here.

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The Best Computer Monitors of 2017

Size: Desktop monitors generally fall between 15 and 34 inches. The size of the panel is measured diagonally. While it's always nice to have a big viewing area, it may not be practical, given desktop space constraints. Plus, the bigger the screen, the more you can expect to pay. A 24-inch monitor is a good choice if you wish to view multipage documents or watch movies, but have limited desk space. But there's nothing like watching a movie or playing a game on a large screen, so if you have room on your desktop, a 27-inch display delivers a big-screen experience for a reasonable price. Or, if space is not an issue, consider a massive 34-inch, curved-screen model to bring a true movie-theater experience to your desktop. If you're looking to replace a dual-monitor setup with a single display, check out one of the ultra-wide, big-screen models. They are available in sizes ranging from 29 to 38 inches with curved and non-curved panels, have a 21:9 aspect ratio, and come in a variety of resolutions, including Wide Quad High-Definition (WQHD) and Ultra High-Definition (UHD).

Comic-Con 2017: Wonder Woman 2 Officially Confirmed - IGN

In the Warner Bros. film panel moderated by Chris Hardwick at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, DC revealed its upcoming flood of movies, including Justice League, Aquaman, Justice League Dark, Green Lantern Corps, The Batman (DC has officially confirmed the title) , Shazam!, Batgirl, The Flash (which will be adapting the iconic Flashpoint storyline) , and finally, the much-anticipated sequel.

WeChat director of user growth talks up new features for overseas clients

Having such a deep hold on the Chinese consumer base both in terms of engagement and pure numbers, WeChat has naturally become of interest to both domestic and foreign enterprises. As a result, WeChat has begun releasing more and more features over the years to assist with business operations and communications in China, and recently, foreign brands have begun launching WeChat official accounts to promote brand awareness and sales.

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Google's VP of engineering talks economies of scale in the cloud - TechRepublic

Ben Treynor Sloss discusses how the scale of public cloud platforms impacts the cost of infrastructure.

10 time-saving tips to speed your work in Word - TechRepublic

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Facebook finally adds virtual reality app to the social network

Facebook has made its first move to integrate virtual reality onto the main social network, confirming that users of its VR app Spaces will now be able to broadcast themselves on a live video.

Game companies are forerunners of the next wave of business tech innovation - TechRepublic

Our main advantage is that we are not part of a large corporate structure and are not reliant on external funding from publishers. This is what actually allowed us to realize Albion Online. The game's concept is extremely innovative, and larger companies tend to perceive this as a risk rather than an opportunity and hence would not even attempt it. From our point of view, the opposite is true: Rather than trying to compete in the MMORPG space with "just another World of Warcraft clone," our goal is to fill the Sandbox MMORPG niche, which, as we see it, has been lacking great releases over the past 10 years. This is not for lack of ideas, though. Sandbox MMORPGs are probably the hardest type of game to make; it takes a lot of endurance, innovation, and trial and error. Smaller independent developers often lack the time and funding to make this work. In our case, thanks to having collected $9 million from our founders and additional funds from friends and family, we have managed to grow from a small indie developer to a medium-size one, giving us enough power to take Albion Online across the finish line and beyond.

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I'm really excited for this but worried at the same time. Hopefully it doesn't leave out too much from the book.

Surface Laptop is just a laptop, making it Microsoft’s most baffling release yet

There's a chance that in three or four years I'll be proven wrong, but today the fabric strikes me as an entirely inappropriate choice for lining a laptop's interior. I've seen many disgusting-looking Alcantara Type Covers for Surface Pro 4, and after regular usage, they just get dirty and grimy and are impossible to clean. The Alcantara used in the Surface Laptop is supposed to be better—more resistant to dirt, easier to wipe down—but I simply don't buy it. Microsoft is positioning these systems as being perfect for a college kid to use for the duration of their four-year degree. Four years of eating at your computer, hands covered in Dorito debris as you're baked out of your mind (because hey, that's what college is all about). Four years of spilled drinks. Four years of sweating because it's summer and your AC is busted. Four years of browsing all of the Internet's multimedia delights. I just can't see these systems remaining clean and hygienic over those four years.

Intel sides with Apple, accuses Qualcomm of anticompetitive conduct | ZDNet

The statement, filed with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) comes in response to Qualcomm's complaint alleging patent infringement by certain Apple mobile devices. In that earlier complaint, Qualcomm asked the ITC to bar the import of iPhones that use cellular baseband processors other than those supplied by Qualcomm's affiliates. In other words, it asked to keep Intel-powered iPhones out of the US.

Four robot demos you missed at TC Sessions: Robotics

TC Sessions: Robotics featured robots for as far as the eye could see, and several took the stage for special demonstrations. We were honored to play host as these innovative companies and teams showed off their latest creations. The videos are below are well worth your time.

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe laptop is prettier than the MacBook Pro

Not to be confused with the Asus ZenBook 3, the Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a bigger laptop. But it's not even that big -- i's one of the thinnest 14-inch laptops you can get.

What it’s like to ship yourself overnight on Cabin’s sleep pod bus

But Cabin is by far the most comfortable way. This is coming from someone who has made the trek between those two cities over 50 times. But although the sleep pod itself is pretty comfortable, the bumps on the road are not. It took me a little while to fall asleep on the way to LA, but I’m not sure if that was because I took a nap earlier that day or because of the bumpy roads. I had one of those experiences where I “woke up” in the morning and wasn’t sure I had ever even fallen asleep.

Madrid asks anti-trust watchdog to probe Uber's new airport service

MADRID (Reuters) - Authorities in Madrid asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog on Saturday to investigate whether Uber's new low-cost airport transfer service constitutes unfair competition.

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