Watch the trailer for 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine'
"Oscar winner Alex Gibney's The Man in the Machine doesn't only depict the CEO as a visionary, but also as a ruthless leader."
Star Wars looks beautiful reimagined as 17th-century Japanese prints
It's pretty well known that Star Wars creator George Lucas was greatly influenced by Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, with Kurosawa's 1958 period adventure The Hidden Fortress often cited as a...
Lexus built a car that glows in time with its driver's heartbeat
Cars are not usually thought of as living things, except in the movie Christine (and also the movie Cars). Still, it's hard not to see something a little anthropomorphic about them. Now Lexus has...
Microsoft rolls out the babies for its first Windows 10 ads
Microsoft is leveraging the power of babies in its first Windows 10 ads. The company has produced five new ads, each using footage of children from across the globe gurgling, waddling, and gnawing...
Dell's latest tablet is designed for war zones
Dell's latest tablet is ready for dust, water, extreme temperatures and explosions
Pro gamer's premature victory celebration earns him a big, fat loss - CNET
Competitive gamer Woshige puts down his controller and jumps up too early during a semifinal round of the EVO 2015 gaming tournament to celebrate what he thought was his big win.
Amazon to launch test location for grocery pick-ups, report says
Amazon's efforts to put food on your table with AmazonFresh are apparently moving into yet another direction: drive-through shopping.
The mobile web sucks
It's going to get worse before it gets better
Rubik's Cube champ reveals the secrets of his world-class speed - CNET
Collin Burns, 15, shares the techniques he used to become the world's fastest Rubik's Cube solver. It's not as complicated as you might think, but it's not anything anyone with weak fingers should try.
'Pixels' review: Adam Sandler's latest is terrible and tone-deaf
"Pixels" is a terrible, tone deaf attempt at "Ghostbusters" with video games.
Donald Trump doxxed a Senator's cellphone number during a speech
In a speech today in South Carolina, presidential candidate and confirmed troll Donald Trump read the cell phone number of Senator Lindsey Graham to the crowd.
"I don't know if it's the right...
There is life after 'Silent Hills' for Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima
Guillermo del Toro indicates that there's still a creative collaboration in the works with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima after Silent Hills' cancellation.
The Epic Shockproof, Rain-Resistant, External Battery w/ Solar Charging
Power up your iOS, Android, and USB -compatible devices over and over again with a massive 20,000mAh of portable juice. The high-quality Lithium Polymer SolarJuice is designed to charge at home or with just the power of the sun, for an enormous amount of extra battery fuel for life on the move.
The evolving meaning of the 'I' in CIO
Beyond the technology, CIOs need to keep an eye on people if they're to survive and thrive in the shifting IT landscape. That means paying special attention to acquiring and developing talent. While technical depth is good, Raahauge says she values broad skills that allow IT professionals to be cross-functional more and more each day. This is fueled by today's focus on integration and innovation: someone who has a handle on infrastructure, applications and business requirements is more likely to come up with an innovative idea that bridges the three than a person who's deep in only one of those areas.
Free mobile game 'Fallout Shelter' hits Android in August
Fallout Shelter is a nifty little mobile game that puts you in charge of your very own post-apocalyptic Vault in the Fallout universe. It's your job to make sure the Vault Dwellers are as happy, healthy and protected as possible -- which is sometimes trickier than it sounds. Fallout Shelter launched for iOS on June 14th directly after Bethesda's E3 2015 conference, and now we know when it's coming to Android devices: August 13th .
How Scala compares with 20 other programming languages according to Reddit analysis - @typesafe
Last week, I came across this excellent, semi-hilarious informal study by Tobias Hermann, aka Dobiasd , which digs into 20+ programming languages and reviews the conversations, comments and sentiments from their respective subreddit feeds (WARNING: this may be NSFW due to profanity recorded by users). Regardless, I loved what I saw, and wanted to reach out to Tobias to ask him if he’d like a little coverage on the Typesafe blog, and why he ran this fascinating experiment. Responding humbly and with a good degree of perceivable curiosity, Tobias wrote me back:
Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
Buying smart bulbs for the home is a little like choosing between HD-DVD or Blu-ray. Like regular old incandescents, or CFL or LED or halogen bulbs, smart bulbs—which can be controlled from your phone—fit into your regular old sockets. But unless you want to have a separate phone app for each room of your home, you'll need to choose a system and stick with it, hoping that the system stays around so you can buy replacements or additions in future. You also have to hope that the app you use to switch your lights on and off is updated to work on any new phone you might buy.
Why we all need to practice emotional first aid
We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
A very surreal check-in at Japan's robot hotel
Welcome to Henn-na Hotel. Here's what happens when you try to check into a hotel that's (mostly) run by robots. 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. Since 2004, Engadget has covered cutting edge devices and the technology that powers them. We're looking beyond the gadgets themselves to explore how they impact our lives. Engadget is the definitive guide to this connected life. Also on Engadget's YouTube Channel: •“In Case You Missed It” (aka #ICYMI) is a daily clip show designed to dig up the offbeat and interesting stories that get buried by the biggest headlines.
Tech's Hottest Lunch Spot? A Strip Club
The Gold Club, a San Francisco strip club, has become the go-to lunch spot for many tech employees with its all-you-can-eat buffet. Some say it’s an obvious manifestation of a Silicon Valley boys’ club. Read Forbes reporter Ryan Mac’s full story here: http://goo.gl/wJE69m Subscribe to FORBES: http://www.youtube.com/forbes Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/forbes/vi... Follow FORBES VIDEO on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/forbesvideo Like FORBES VIDEO on Facebook: http://fb.com/forbesvideo Follow FORBES VIDEO on Instagram: http://instagram.com/forbesvideo For more FORBES content: http://forbes.com
Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning
How did this captain know – from fifty feet away – what the father couldn’t recognize from just ten? Drowning is not the violent, splashing, call for help that most people expect. The captain was trained to recognize drowning by experts and years of experience. The father, on the other hand, had learned what drowning looks like by watching television. If you spend time on or near the water (hint: that’s all of us) then you should make sure that you and your crew knows what to look for whenever people enter the water. Until she cried a tearful, “Daddy,” she hadn’t made a sound. As a former Coast Guard rescue swimmer, I wasn’t surprised at all by this story. Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing, and yelling that dramatic conditioning (television) prepares us to look for, is rarely seen in real life.
Your body language shapes who you are
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
The Best Burger In America
Which restaurant chain serves the most delicious burger in America? We've collected 32 contenders from across the U.S.—eight each from the East Coast, West Coast, South, and Midwest.
The psychology of evil
Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib trials. Then he talks about the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, and how we can rise to the challenge.
Your brain on improv
Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation — so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. What he and his team found has deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds.
(Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)
How to make stress your friend
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
What a difference a word can make: How a single word can change your conversation
1. Are you willing?
I’ve worked with mediation services that help people in a dispute with their neighbor, partner or colleague. By analyzing hundreds of calls between mediators and their potential clients, it became clear that some callers don’t really want mediation; they want a lawyer, police officer or housing company to arrest, evict or otherwise constrain the other party’s behavior. They have been referred to mediation as a last resort, and many callers reject it on the basis that the other party is the “kind of person who won’t mediate.” Without knowing how to overcome that hurdle, the call is over and the client is lost. However, I found that when mediators asked people if they would be “willing” to mediate, even resistant callers agreed to try the service. “Willing” was significantly more effective than other phrasing such as “might you be interested in mediation?” — and it was the only word that achieved a total turnaround from “no” to “yes.” My theory: it works because if the other party is the kind of person who won’t mediate, then the caller must be the kind of
Ashley Madison hack could expose 37 million cheaters
ALM published a statement on the leak, in which it tried to deflect blame, saying that it was "only the latest among many companies to have been attacked, despite investing in the latest privacy and security technologies." Biderman told Krebs it was "working diligently and feverishly" to stamp out the dissemination of information, shutting down the original locations at which it was shared. Biderman said that rather than a random outsider targeting his company, the investigation points to someone who had at one point "touched [ALM's] technical services," suggesting that a former employee or contractor may have had a hand in the leak. As of Monday morning, ALM said it had removed all posts related to the incident from its site, as well as all personally identifiable information about its users.
In Iraq, I raided insurgents. In Virginia, the police raided me.
That’s a problem, because law enforcement officers need the cooperation of the communities they patrol in order to do their jobs effectively. In the early stages of the war, the U.S. military overlooked that reality as well. Leaders defined success as increasing military hold on geographic terrain, while the human terrain was the real battle. For example, when our platoon entered Iraq’s volatile Diyala province in early 2007, children at a school plugged their ears just before an IED exploded beneath one of our vehicles. The kids knew what was coming, but they saw no reason to warn us. Instead, they watched us drive right into the ambush. One of our men died, and in the subsequent crossfire, several insurgents and children were killed. We saw Iraqis cheering and dancing at the blast crater as we left the area hours later.
Are we designed to be sexual omnivores?
An idea permeates our modern view of relationships: that men and women have always paired off in sexually exclusive relationships. But before the dawn of agriculture, humans may actually have been quite promiscuous. Author Christopher Ryan walks us through the controversial evidence that human beings are sexual omnivores by nature, in hopes that a more nuanced understanding may put an end to discrimination, shame and the kind of unrealistic expectations that kill relationships.
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As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify
Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today's businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex — and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit's warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for "smart simplicity." (Rule One: Understand what your colleagues actually do.)
How cults rewire the brain
Diane Benscoter spent five years as a "Moonie." She shares an insider's perspective on the mind of a cult member, and proposes a new way to think about today's most troubling conflicts and extremist movements.
The 10 Most-Pirated Movies
Insurgent is the lone new flick that made it onto the most-stolen movies list this week—but it's being pirated in a big way, as you'll see if you click through our slideshow, which is ranked from least to most pirated. If you want to learn more about the latest young-adult novel adaptation to make it to the silver screen, as well as the nine other movies that were popular among pirates, check out the slideshow linked both above and below for more information.
In the key of genius
Born three and a half months prematurely, Derek Paravicini is blind and has severe autism. But with perfect pitch, innate talent and a lot of practice, he became an acclaimed concert pianist by the age of 10. Here, his longtime piano teacher, Adam Ockelford, explains his student’s unique relationship to music, while Paravicini shows how he has ripped up the "Chopsticks" rule book. (Filmed at TEDxWarwick.)
Study: Men who harass women online suck at games (and life)
Now, like any scientific study with an eye-catching conclusion, there are plenty of caveats to consider before you start sending us your angry emails. For a start, the journal that the piece was published to is PLOS One , an open-access service that operates under a pay to publish model. That said, every paper that it releases is peer-reviewed, so we can at least be sure that other scientists think that it's legit. In addition, the test uses recorded audio from anonymous gamers with only presumed consent, so there's a potential ethical issue that has been glossed over. Still, this is one of those instances where the conclusion at least makes some sense, but there's plenty more research to be done yet, folks.
Windows 1.0 to 10: The changing face of Microsoft's landmark OS | ZDNet
Codenamed Threshold and extensively previewed since its unveiling in September 2014, Windows 10 reaches the general availability milestone on 29 July 2015. Widely seen as the Windows release to 'fix' Windows 8.x, whose confused Modern/Desktop UI was not well received, Windows 10 includes an expandable Start menu with Live Tiles, which is presented full-screen by default on touch-enabled devices. More generally, Windows 10 is designed to be a unifying release in which 'universal' apps, with appropriate UI behaviours, run on a wide range of platforms: embedded systems, smartphones, tablets, hybrid tablet/laptops, laptops, desktops and games consoles, as well as new hardware categories such as large-screen collaboration/presentation systems (Surface Hub) and AR/VR headsets (HoloLens).
Climate Change Seen as Top Global Threat
A majority of Americans (68%) and Canadians (58%) are also very concerned about the looming threat of the Islamic State. In both countries, anxiety about ISIS is the top concern of the issues included in the survey. Concern is similarly high in a number of Asian nations, including South Korea (75%), Japan (72%), Australia (69%) and Indonesia (65%). Publics in all four countries cite ISIS as their top concern. Relatively few in Africa and Latin America voice serious concern about the threat of ISIS. Only in Tanzania do roughly half (51%) report substantial concerns, the highest of any country in either region.
The science of setting goals
A meaningful goal — one that truly inspires you to change — requires going deeper. “Give yourself permission and time to think about what it is you want to experience in your life or what’s getting in the way,” says McGonigal. Think about what you want in the coming year, then ask yourself why you want that — three times in a row. For example, if you want to quit smoking, ask why do you want to quit? Then, if you want to quit for your health, ask why do you want good health? Then, if your answer is to be alive long enough to meet your grandchildren, ask why do you want to meet your grandchildren? “You get to something that just feels so obviously important to you,” says McGonigal. It really drives home why that goal matters, and that motivation can bolster you as you work toward the goal.
Event Pokemon - Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Wiki Guide - IGN
To get these Pokemon, you must choose "Mystery Gift" at the main menu of your Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire game. The next step depends on the method of distribution. Some Pokemon are distributed over the internet, some are at select areas via wireless connection, and some are obtained through special codes.
Inside The Manipulative World Of Film Color Correction
So how have colorists come up with these emotions and ideas for colors? And why do we (the audience) understand what they’re trying to express through color? It’s not really clear, says Bevil Conway, a Wellesley College neuroscientist who specializes in vision and color. He explains that it makes sense that colorists communicate through hues, because color appears to be an important source of information for humans. "We’re biologically wired to care about color, because it’s a useful cue for telling us about people’s social condition and our environment," Conway says. "It becomes a very important way to tell you how angry someone is, how sick or healthy they are." But Conway says it’s not all about biology—he thinks it’s likely that color-concept associations may have more to do with random choices filmmakers made in the past, which eventually became conventions. "You can’t say it’s only nurture," Conway says. "The eyes are determined by genetics, so on some level it’s an interaction of both."
Early Apple Watch sales beat the original iPhone and iPad, but no firm numbers yet
Secondly, to provide a bit more color. The sales of the Watch did exceed our expectations. And they did so despite supply still trailing demand at the end of the quarter. To give you additional insight, through the end of the quarter, in fact that the Apple Watch sell through was higher than the comparable launch periods of the original iPhone or the original iPad. We were able to do with with having only 680 points of sale. As you probably know, as I had reviewed earlier, the online sales were so great at the beginning, we were not able to feed inventory to our stores until mid-June. And so those points of sale, pretty much, the overwhelming majority of the low number of sales were not there until the last two weeks of the quarter.
NASA: This planet is the closest thing to Earth yet - CNET
Kepler data has surfaced other near Earth-size planets in the habitable zone in the past. In fact, Thursday's announcement of Kepler-452b was also accompanied by news of 12 other new planet candidates near Earth size, and in orbit in their star's habitable zone. Of those, nine orbit stars are similar to our sun. These are just planet candidates that have yet to be confirmed like Kepler-452, which is the first confirmed planet spotted that hits the triumvirate of being the right size in the right place, and is also around a star that is the right size (at least from an Earth-centric perspective).
So we leaned in ... now what?
Sheryl Sandberg admits she was terrified to step onto the TED stage in 2010 — because she was going to talk, for the first time, about the lonely experience of being a woman in the top tiers of business. Millions of views (and a best-selling book) later, the Facebook COO talks with the woman who pushed her to give that first talk, Pat Mitchell. Sandberg opens up about the reaction to her idea, and explores the ways that women still struggle with success.
This Gadget Gives You a Low-Voltage Pick-Me-Up
One major problem with Thync - if you are not an Apple lemming, there is no app for you and you cannot control the device. If Fitbit can have apps for all systems, why not Thync? If you write the app in Visual Studio and have the API, you can port it to all the major operating systems with just a couple of hours of extra work. VS will even let you add operating system specific features, such as Live Tile support in Windows, with minimal effort. The Thync costs $299. That is as much as the top-of-the-line Fitbit. Also, the device appears to be back ordered - orders placed today will not be delivered until September.
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5 TED Talks on standing up to bullying
Sometimes bullying is verbal—an upsetting nickname, a disheartening taunt. Other times it’s physical. These speakers' words might just stop it in all forms.
Microsoft's Windows ninja cat now rides a Tyrannosaurus rex in Skype
When we first revealed the existence of Microsoft's Windows ninja cat riding a fire-breathing unicorn it was just a mere sticker on some employee's laptops. Over the past few months it has become a symbol for Windows fans after its rise in popularity, helped in part by Microsoft selling the ninja cat stickers . Today, Microsoft is embracing it fully with the release of three desktop wallpapers designed for Windows fans.
Brother MFC-J470DW review: A sub-$100 all-in-one printer with low-cost ink refills
The Brother MFC-J470DW is an easy-to-use multifunction inkjet printer that also operates as a dedicated fax machine, copier and scanner. Its list price is $100 (£108, AU$149), but it's widely available online for up to 30 percent less. The MFC-J470DW offers faster than average output speeds and business-friendly features like an auto-document feeder (ADF), an auto-duplexer for printing on both sides of a single sheet of paper, and a software suite that opens the door to cloud prints and scans (including the ability to print from iOS and Android devices). The ink costs are also lower than many name-brand printers in the sub-$100 range, earning the MFC-J470DW a strong recommendation for use in any office or home work space.
Your music taste might reveal how your brain works - CNET
Researchers also came up with a short list of popular rock, jazz and classical songs that fall in line with their study's results. The statement says that if you like Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me," Billie Holliday's "All of Me" and Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," you probably have more empathy. If you prefer listening to Antonio Vivaldi's "Concerto in C," The Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" and Metallica's "Enter Sandman," then you're probably more of a systematic thinker.
The E1 is a tiny 4K camera that lets you change lenses
Accessing 4K content might still be a hit or miss affair , but the reality is a lot of professionals and semi-professionals are filming at these ultra high resolutions every day. Now, a company called Z is using Kickstarter to deliver a new camera for filmmakers who want cheap 4K capability in a compact form factor. The camera is called the E1, and it's the world's smallest 4K camera that uses interchangeable lenses.
New Photos Show Bush Administration Reaction to 9/11 Attacks – Government / Elections / Politics - FRONTLINE
The photographs, which were taken by the vice president’s staff photographer, show Cheney watching footage of the World Trade Center attack in his office. Other photos show Cheney and other senior staffers meeting in the President’s Emergency Operations Center, or the secure bunker deep underneath the White House.
9 TED Talks to inspire smart conversation
No one really wants to talk about the weather. Inspired by TED Talks, here are some questions to start a better conversation in any situation.
NASA's new million-mile view of Earth is a stunner - CNET
A faraway satellite turns its eyes back to its home planet to catch a fresh photo of our Blue Marble suspended against the darkness of space.
10 Cities Visualized By How Cleanly Their Streets Are Laid Out
Getting around London without a map or a GPS device is hard. The streets go off in all kinds of directions because the city grew organically with little central planning. Paris is more ordered, because of Haussmann's monumental re-engineering in the mid-19th century. And Chicago is perfectly grid-like. You can walk block to block and always know where you are.
Microsoft's Xbox One video game console is your next work computer
This is important, because a major selling point for Windows 10 is "universal apps." This is the idea that any Windows 10 app will work on any Windows 10 device — phone, tablet, computer, futuristic HoloLens or, once it gets the update, the Xbox One. It also means there's nothing stopping you from running, say, the Windows 10 versions of Microsoft Office on a Windows 10-updated Xbox One.
Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct
Have you ever regretted sending an email, and wished you could take it back? Or maybe you’ve worried about sending confidential information over email – especially after seeing the damage a large-scale email hack can cause, like the one that hit Sony Pictures last year? A new “self-destructing” email service called Dmail aims to eliminate these concerns with the introduction of tool that allows you to better control the messages that are sent over Gmail.
12 books that Bill Gates thinks everyone should read
We sifted through years of his book recommendations to find 12 that made especially strong impressions on him. Read on to find out why he enjoyed each one.
Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation Review - IGN
If you’re looking for the Mission Impossible series to evolve or use the team it set up at the end of Ghost Protocol, then this feels more like a detour. One which toys with the idea of exploring the psychology of Ethan Hunt, the man who doesn’t know how to give up, and the anachronism that is the IMF, but really all it wants to do is celebrate that by strapping him to a plane. The movie that emerges is a lot fun, with silly, suspenseful missions, espionage fantasy, and enough humour to poke fun at itself. Rogue Nation was perhaps an opportunity to advance the series, but nothing much changes for Ethan. It’s a ride, an often exhilarating one, but ultimately like most rides it ends exactly where it began.
Technology Is Magic, Just Ask The Washington Post
Most people don’t understand how technology works. When they flip a light switch, or tap their phone, what happens next is essentially magic to them. Oh, they may be able to handwave a bit about electrons and volts and microprocessors and radio waves and packet-switched networks, but they’re just mouthing the words. They don’t actually understand any of those things. They’ve never done the math.
Anthony and Ian of Smosh - Hey kids, let’s film a video!
Want to write, direct and star in your own video? With the Internet, the only question is: What's stopping you?
What Competing In An Ironman Taught Me About Entrepreneurship
Leading up to the Ironman, I had to opt for water instead of beer, and miss trips with friends in favor of six-hour-long training sessions. I fought a constant battle between my desires for today and my goals for tomorrow. To accomplish anything of significance requires real sacrifice, which can be a lonely at times. When delaying gratification is tough, remember that you’re working towards something much more meaningful.