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King Kong is bigger than ever in the first 'Kong Skull Island' trailer

We're talking big enough to take on Godzilla here. Which, come to think of it ...

Microsoft's Xbox One S will launch on August 2nd

The slimmer, sleeker Xbox One S is coming on August 2nd. Today Microsoft announced that the $399 2TB launch edition will arrive in "select regions" on that date, though consoles with smaller hard...

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Titan Loop MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: Virtually Indestructible & Conveniently Fun-Sized

Watch 'South Park' creators explain why their next game is better

Trey Parker and Matt Stone will also tell you why they're (usually) against DLC.

More official Star Wars drones are flying in soon

These are the drones you're looking for

'Legends of the Hidden Temple' TV-movie trailer debuts at Comic-Con

Nickelodeon's '90s game show turned TV movie features all kinds of reimagined nods to its source material, including scary temple guards, the Steps of Knowledge and the infamously difficult Shrine of the Silver Monkey.

Tourist told us he wants a world with no emoji at Panorama

The Verge is posted up at the Panorama festival in New York City this weekend, which means we're surrounded by musicians — and we got some of them to talk to us. William Phillips, who records...

'Fantastic Beasts' trailer tears up old New York with 'Harry Potter' magic at Comic-Con

The beasts are on the loose and they have no respect for the big city.

Four official ‘Star Wars’ drones are arriving this fall

It was just a matter of time, really. With the new slate of Star Wars films on an annual schedule, and drones invading the skies all around us, the timing was..

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The Second Doctor Strange Trailer Finally Shows Us Some Real Magic

The first trailer for Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange kept things pretty small. But at Comic-Con, the second trailer has been revealed, and it actually shows some of the magic the film contains—both literal and figurative—as well as the potential impact Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) could have on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Seagate Reveals 10TB Hard Drive for Your Home Desktop

"Whether it's dominating in the latest game, producing compelling multimedia content, mining data to help create new apps and business services, helping to protect people and places around the world against new threats, and more, the Seagate Guardian Series is designed to preserve your most critical data and move it where it's needed fast so you can make the most of it," Rutledge said.

Lifehacker Pack for Android: Our List of the Essential Android Apps

Boomerang has been one of our favorite apps for powering up your email for a while. You can schedule messages, snooze them for later, and even set up recurring messages. Google also offers a similar app that works directly with your Gmail account called Inbox. This app allows you to bundle related emails together, snooze emails, or pin them as to-dos. It also surfaces important information in your emails like links to package tracking info, reservations, and more. Inbox also plugs into your Google account to show you your Google Now reminders directly in the app. Inbox is an entirely different way to approach email .

Prisma is now publicly available on Android

The app has only been available in beta form on Android for about 5 days, so this is a surprisingly quick turnaround. Then again, Prisma probably wants to take advantage of its current momentum as much as possible – especially amid rumors it might be acquired .

Report: Verizon is buying Yahoo for $5 billion

And there’s Tumblr and Flickr to consider as well. It’s not clear what Verizon’s plans are for Yahoo yet — it could operate it as a subsidiary, or wrap it all under the Verizon cloak — so there’s reason to be concerned your favorite service may vanish or change drastically.

Pokemon Go Isn't The Solution to Nintendo's Problems

Also of note is the much-ballyhooed “ NES Classic ,” a tiny version of the original 8-bit Nintendo console. It will feature 30 megahit games of the 1980s and cost 60 bucks. Tiny, plug-and-play, idiot-proof consoles packed with games have been around for more than a decade, but Nintendo is only now figuring it out. The company has so far preferred so far to keep its classic titles as premium content sold for $5 through its own consoles.

7 Yahoo and Verizon are due to announce $5 billion deal by Monday

But Yahoo's fortunes began to fade during the past decade, as younger rivals such as Google and Facebook attracted more consumers and advertisers. Marissa Mayer, one of Google's first engineers, joined Yahoo as CEO in 2012 in hopes of reviving its fortunes. But the effort has failed to deliver the hoped for payoff and a growing group of investors, led by activist firm Starboard, pressured the company to sell itself.

The US May Finally Get a Cheap Alternative to the $70 Million V-22 Osprey

So while it’s no direct threat to the Osprey, the Marines might soon envy their colleagues. For less than a third the price of each $70 million Osprey, the Army will get nearly the same performance, along with a slew of benefits any military operation would savor.

Pokemon Go: How to Get Started and Catch 'Em All

The most bizarre thing about the game, though, is how opaque it is. Pokemon Go has virtually nothing in the way of in-game help or instructions. You're dropped into the world of virtual monster hunting and asked to find your own way, and many people are missing out on stuff. In this article, we'll walk you through the Pokemon Go experience and tell you everything you need to know to play like a pro.

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The New Mystery Science Theater 3000 Is Coming to Netflix (Updated!)

It actually happened. The Kickstarter not only resurrected the show, but there was o much support (and cash!) for the beloved puppets-makin’-fun-of-cheesy-movies that Netflix has acquired the new series. But that may not be all.

Sunlight powers an aviation milestone

The Solar Impulse is on an impossible mission flying around the world without using a single drop of fuel. Not exactly nonstop, and not without a hitch. But it's only one flight away from completing its journey.

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigns after WikiLeaks dump

We have planned a great and unified Convention this week and I hope and expect that the DNC team that has worked so hard to get us to this point will have the strong support of all Democrats in making sure this is the best convention we have ever had.

US 'Pokemon Go' Player Caught 'Em All

Brooklyn-based Nick Johnson collected each of the 142 characters in the North American Pokedex. As head of platform at start-up Applico, 28-year-old Johnson works 50-plus-hour weeks. But after a long day at the office, instead of going home or meeting friends for happy hour, he took eight-hour walks around New York City, according to Business Insider .

How to Recover From a Negative Social Media Update : Social Media Examiner

Once you’ve gotten a handle on your current predicament, put new processes in place to make sure nothing similar happens in the future (provided, of course, that you don’t get hacked). Even if you haven’t yet faced a social media crisis, take these steps to ensure you never do.

There Will Be No Blanket Ban on Russian Athletes at the Rio Olympics

On Monday, the Worldwide Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released an independent study that supported the Russian doping claims and called for a blanket ban of all Russian athletes. But with the Olympics less than two weeks away, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruled that it wouldn’t be imposing the ban, mostly due to the time constraints.

List of Jailbreak Tweaks Compatible with iOS 9.3.3

Pangu team released a jailbreak today for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3. If you have already followed our jailbreak guide and got your iOS devices successfuly jailbroken then it’s time to get your favorite tweaks installed from Cydia. However, it’s important to note that not all the tweaks are compatible with iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3 yet. Installing them can result in reboot loops or cause your device to become bricked so be very careful with the tweaks you install.

A California Brush Fire Made The L.A. Sky Look Like It Was The End of Days

If you were in the Los Angeles area on Saturday and looked up into the sky, you might have thought there was a storm rolling in, or that the bright, glowing red sun was an omen for Armageddon. The brown, smoky sky apparent throughout the county and in surrounding areas was the direct result of a brush fire in the Santa Clarita Valley, which was first reported on Friday.

'Game of Thrones' announces big changes for Season 7

“Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones , executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing,” Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming said in a release. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule."

Goodbye, Object Oriented Programming

I’ve been programming in Object Oriented languages for decades. The first OO language I used was C++ and then Smalltalk and finally .NET and Java.

Use This Predictive Text Generator To Write The Best Internet Fanfiction

It uses a Markov chain-like algorithm, which is a random mathematical system that offers a next step only based on the current state a system is in, and not the one that came before it. Basically, the predictive text generator will only offer suggestions based on the last two words entered. Unlike most Markov chains, it’s not automatic, so it’s not exactly a proper chain. The user has to then choose a word, and the chain continues.

First 'Justice League' footage delivers Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman action

The trailer shows off every member of the Justice League in action, including Batman ( Ben Affleck ), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). Most of the action focuses on Batman in Bruce Wayne mode recruiting the various members of the team, which leads to a few very cool demonstrations of superpowers, most notably from The Flash.

Ben Heck's Nintendo PlayStation prototype teardown, part 1

It was originally thought to be a rumor: a games console that combined Sony and Nintendo hardware. Now Ben Heck proves it does exist. Thanks to Terry and Dan Diebold, who approached The Ben Heck Show team with the console, Ben was able to give you an exclusive teardown of the elusive Super Nintendo / Famicom and Sony PlayStation hybrid console. While taking apart the device, called the SFX-100, Ben guides us through the post-production alterations made to fix the prototype and gives us a tour of all the components on the board, including a custom audio chip and standard Sony integrated circuits. We also compare the system to similar consoles at the time, such as the PC Engine / TurboGRAFX-16 and the Sega MegaCD. The real question is, can we get it working? Let us know what you think of the teardown over at the element14 Community , where you can also interact with The Ben Heck Show team and learn more about Nintendo and Sony's history .

DNA Resolves 80-Year-Old Mystery Behind Belgian King's Death

Now two forensic geneticists have conclusively shown that the blood is indeed that of the late beloved king. They compared DNA from the blood on the leaves with that of two of Albert I’s living distant relatives: the last tsar and former prime minister of Bulgaria, Simeon II of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and a German baroness, Anna Maria Freifrau von Haxthausen.

Suicide Squad Finally Gives Us a Glimpse of Harley Quinn's Classic Outfit

It’s the jumpsuit that started it all. We’ve been hearing rumors that Harley Quinn’s classic jester outfit had been made for the Suicide Squad film, but we didn’t know whether they actually used it. Well, B-roll footage released at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday has given us the answer, and it’s a resounding “Hell yes!”

Pangu Team: iOS 9.2 - iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak Tool 'Coming Soon' [Update: Released]

The Pangu jailbreak team have just updated their website teasing a jailbreak tool release for iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.3. Interestingly, the website’s tagline — “Jailbreak, or not jailbreak, that is NOT a question any more” —  suggests that we are looking at something completely new, and that this is likely not just a new jailbreak process from the team.

27 Twitter gives internet troll Milo Yiannopoulos the axe, bans him permanently – as it should

People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter. But no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Over the past 48 hours in particular, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of accounts violating these policies and have taken enforcement actions against these accounts, ranging from warnings that also require the deletion of Tweets violating our policies to permanent suspension.

Nintendo Plunges After Saying Pokemon Go’s Impact Is Limited

In a press release after the market closed on Friday in Japan, the Kyoto-based company said the game’s financial impact will be "limited" and that it doesn’t expect to revise its annual forecast higher based on "current conditions." It also said sales of Pokemon Go Plus, a Nintendo-produced accessory for the game, have already been factored into its existing profit forecast.

Weekly Roundup: 4 New and Noteworthy Jailbreak Tweaks of the Week (July 24)

These are all the new tweaks that were released in the week. If there’s anything that’s missing from the list, make sure to let us know in the comments section below.

Judge Orders Yahoo to Explain How It Recovered ‘Deleted’ Emails in Drugs Case

As part of the operation, a collaborator in Colombia would log into the email account “” and write a draft email. An accomplice based in Europe would then read the message, delete it from both the “draft” and “trash” folders, and write his own draft, in an effort not to leave behind any messages that could later be read by law enforcement.

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Google wants to make sure its autonomous car is mindful of bikes on the road:  #IoT #Tech

Fare Hacking on BART - Stephen Brennan

I’ve had this idea bouncing around in my head for a couple weeks. Thursday and Friday were Hackathon days at Yelp, which gave me the perfect opportunity to take a shot at making this app. I successfully implemented what I think is a pretty neat algorithm and API, and then ran it on some real BART data. My results indicate that an app like this could save its users between 20 and 40% on BART fares, depending on time of day. Read on for all the gory details—I think it’s pretty fascinating!

4 Business Meetings You Should Never Take

These are probably the most prevalent of potential meetings and, therefore, you must pay particular attention to them. The story goes like this: You’re at a friendly gathering, chatting with a few friends about business and enjoying a nice cold one when someone says to you, “Hey, I have a good friend that you should really meet. I think you guys would hit it off.” Your natural response should be, “great, thanks,” but in reality you should never take such a meeting, as the likelihood of it resulting in anything productive is almost zero.

CEO Secrets: Lily Cole shares three tips for business success - BBC News

Model, actor and entrepreneur Lily Cole offers the business advice she wishes she had been given before she started out, for the BBC News series CEO Secrets.

Amazing Job Opportunity: Be Hillary's Security Engineer!

If the Democratic party needs two things right now: to up their email game—seriously, how are there zero results for “ harambe ”—and better cybersecurity. Now you, dear reader, have the opportunity to guard the secrets of our potential next president by applying to be Hillary’s new Security Engineer !!

5 Creative Ways to Use Snapchat Geofilters for Business : Social Media Examiner

Social media marketers want to engage, inform, and excite their audiences. By using Snapchat geofilters, a small investment can go far. These five examples show the variety of ways you can use Snapchat geofilters to expand your brand and inspire your community.

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There is, of course, no guarantee that you’ll become the best at what you choose to do, or that even if you do you’ll find practical ways to extend your reach enough to earn a big paycheck. But by choosing to concentrate on a task you love, you’ll enjoy the considerable proportion of your life that you spend at work, which is much more than billions of others can say.

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Ride Is Just the Beginning of Its Marvel Plans

No word what rides we could see in the future, but the first one does look promising. It will take the current The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror elevator ride and revamp it to be a “warehouse fortress power plant,” that coincidentally will still look exactly like the original tower. In a statement, Disney said the ride is about Rocket enlisting riders, or “VIP guests,” to help him liberate some collectibles from the mysterious Taneleer Tivan, aka The Collector. It’ll still use the original tower’s elevator mechanics, but with a new look and soundtrack reminiscent of Guardians of the Galaxy .

Facebook Audience Optimization: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner

With Audience Optimization, Facebook may be more inclined to show your post on a specific topic to 5% of your fans who are interested in that topic, based on your specifications. This would ideally result in better engagement.

Don't Schedule Lunch Meetings Unless You Plan to Provide Lunch

Few things irritate office workers more than booking a meeting right over lunch. Sure, it may be the only time most people’s calendars are open, but that’s probably because everyone’s trying to get out of the office and have a meal. The solution is simple: don’t schedule lunch meetings unless you’re buying lunch.

Maybe It's Time To Actually Digitize That NASA Viking Data

We can’t believe it’s been 40 years since NASA’s Viking mission became the first to successfully land a spacecraft on Mars. It took us only slightly less time to get the Curiosity Rover up there so we could get a closer look at our planet.

Motorola Moto Z Force Droid

The Z Force packs a 21-megapixel main camera with 4K video recording, as well as 720p slow-motion video at up to 120 frames per second. It isn't better than the Samsung Galaxy S7's camera, but it's quite good. Motorola's software helps. You activate the camera by flicking your wrist, and you can take a picture by tapping anywhere on the screen. These have been Moto features since the original X, and they make it easier to take pictures one-handed than on other phones. Along with the usual modes, there's a manual mode and a very good macro mode.

What's next for 'Pokémon Go'? Custom locations and more monsters

While discussing the game's future direction, Hanke said that he was interested in further customizing the in-game pokéstop. At the moment you can attach a lure that ensures more Pokemon will pop up at that location -- something which benefits all players in there area. Hanke suggested that other customizations could be setup at these stops, with the Niantic Labs boss citing a monster-healing pokécenter as a possible new function. "That's a pretty cool idea that you can acquire an object that changes the function of a pokéstop and give it a new ability."

Top Republican Lawmaker in Illinois Resigns Over 'Cyber Security Issues'

State Rep. Ron Sandack, a top Republican lawmaker in Illinois, announced his resignation when he issued a statement to the political blog Capitol Fax (in a password-protected post) early Sunday evening. According to the Associated Press and the Daily Herald , Sandack resigned due to “cyber security issues,” raising the question, What is this dude hiding ?

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iPhone 7 Gets Compared to iPhone 6s in New Leaked Video

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have leaked numerous times in the last couple of weeks, and today, we get to see the handsets up close in yet another leak. The leaked photo and video highlight the changes design changes of the phone and show the larger camera hump present on the rear of both devices.

Weebly shows us how Web design has changed over a decade

The Web has come a long way since it’s inception, and its design has changed drastically along the way. Weebly is highlighting just how much change Web design has had over the past ten years by taking a look at its own site.

James Cameron Thinks Neill Blomkamp's Aliens Sequel Script Is 'Gangbusters'

Cameron believes that sequels present a particular challenge. “I think there’s a tricky balance when you’re doing a sequel, between making it fresh, surprising the audience, but not surprising them with such a swerve that they feel that it’s not honoring the first film. You’ve got to play to expectations, you’ve got to play against expectations. And I always think that it’s about answering a question that you didn’t know to ask. But when they see it, it seems obvious.”

This simple tool tells you if Amazon Prime is worth it (or not)

Amazon Prime is pretty great, but is it worth $99 per year? That varies depending on how you use Prime, of course, but there’s now a really simple way to figure it all out.

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52 Google Fiber may never come to Portland
53 When social goes wrong: My Vine feed is shockingly racist
54 Brie Larson to star as Carol Danvers in 'Captain Marvel'
55 Mozilla will block Flash in Firefox starting next month
56 Android avoids 'bullet in the head' as Cyanogen lays off staffers
57 Twitter's new verification scheme feels desperate
58 Video: Pokemon Go on HoloLens is amazing
59 One nonprofit's surprising journey to teach girls how to code in Afghanistan
60 Facebook Chases Post-App Prize with 1 Billion Messenger Users
61 Original Xbox One drops to $249
62 Clinton camp accuses Russians of releasing DNC emails to help Trump
63 Pokémon Go and Snapchat prove the iPhone is perfect for augmented reality
64 How To Create Perfect Posts on Social Platforms [Infographic]
65 Don’t make founders’ equity even
66 Sous Vide Showdown: The Anova vs. The Joule
67 11 Police Robots Patrolling Around the World
68 Twitter now lets anyone request a verified account
69 hackaday on Twitter
70 Facebook, Twitter co-operated with Brazil probe of alleged militants
71 Prisma for Android is now live for all in the Google Play Store
72 How to pay for everything with your smartphone
73 Pokemon Go gets big Comic-Con stage, creator talks success and future
74 Solar Impulse 2 takes off on final flight
75 Adam Savage on Twitter
77 Adam Savage on Twitter
78 Verizon 'agrees $5bn Yahoo deal' - BBC News
79 Researchers use neural networks to turn face sketches into photos
80 PonoMusic goes dark for several weeks as the company switches providers
81 Raging 'Sand Fire' casts apocalyptic glow over Los Angeles
82 'Sherlock' Comic-Con panel teases 'darkest' season ever, 3 names to know
83 Instagram gives celebrities power to block internet trolls
84 Verizon closes in on Yahoo deal: Report
85 Pokémon Go quiz – can you catch the fake news story?
86 How much does it matter if your software quality sucks?
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88 Designer creates ingenious iPhone case for catching Pokemon
89 Architecture Matters - TechRepublic
90 My simple invention, designed to keep my grandfather safe