Adaptable Wheelchair for handicapped Dogs
A few months ago we discovered Luisa, a handicapped puppy who was born without forelegs on the website of an animal protection organisation (www.pro-t...
T-Mobile will swap your iPhone 6 for the next model at no extra cost
T-Mobile will swap your iPhone 6 for the next model without any upgrade fees or higher rates, and Apple Music no longer counts against your data cap.
Windows 10 Xbox App: 6 Things to Try
Xbox on Windows 10 offers features that can tie in with your Xbox One or simply make your OS act more like a console.
Alympus: Awesome new Jailbreak Tweak reimagines the App Switcher and Control Center
Alympus is a new jailbreak tweak that reimagines the App Switcher and Control Center.
Intel / Micron 3D XPoint memory — what the HYPE?
Intel and Micron announce 3D XPoint. Pronounced 'crosspoint,' it's a new form of solid-state, non-volatile memory, we're told. We're also told it's faster and more durable than NAND flash. But we're not told much else, except it's not ReRAM, nor memristor technology (even though it sounds remarkably similar).
Software And Robots Eat Jobs. Now What?
There are many, many people who a) work in some kind of customer-service capacity and b) don't make life-or-death decisions on a daily basis. It's these kinds of jobs that are most at risk in the decade ahead.
KFC limited-edition chicken bucket doubles as a Bluetooth photo printer - CNET
Need some greasy Polaroids with your next bucket of fried chicken? KFC invents the Memories Bucket, which lets people print pictures right from the bucket with Bluetooth.
1,000 self-targeting sniper rifles can be remotely hacked…
Yep. A company made rifles that have Linux/Android onboard. They can be remotely exploited and the hackers can choose new targets. Nice work, dummies.
In Russia, Windows 10 is a hot blonde, Edge is her boyfriend
Windows 10 is out and Microsoft is promoting it in Russia with this rather strange cartoon ad…
Android security flaw puts your phone into a near-coma
A security exploit in Android uses corrupt videos to render your phone almost inoperable.
You'll cry happy tears watching a baby elephant chase little birds [VIDEO]
A teeny baby elephant living in Kruger National Park in South Africa was spotted trying to chase away a flock of swallows.
Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach U.S. computers: report
SAN FRANCISCO Russian government-backed hackers who penetrated high-profile U.S. government and defense industry computers this year used a method combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign photographs, according to experts studying the campaign.
Netflix is bringing BoJack Horseman back for a third season
BoJack Horseman 's second season is still brand new, but Netflix has seen enough to make a call regarding its future. The streaming service announced today that the strange, suggestive cartoon has been renewed for a third season, one that's set to air sometime in 2016. Netflix announced the renewal alongside premiere dates for some of its other original programming, including the fourth season of the former A&E murder drama Longmire (September 10th) and the new Aziz Ansari vehicle Master of None (November 6th).
VSCO Cam adds Collections to curate photos from other users
VSCO Cam has offered some community features powered by its Grid tool on top of its regular photo-editing chops for some time now. Today, though, the company added a new way to interact with your fellow VSCO snapshot enthusiasts. With updates to both the iOS and Android apps, VSCO Cam delivered Collections: a feature that allows you to curate your favorite photos from other users. Grid provides a place to share your images in a minimalist format for all to see, but with Collections VSCO pulls in snapshots you like from other photographers to build a separate library. When you're scrolling through the photos in Search or Explore, simply double tap to save one before publishing it to your Collection.
Nokia’s giving indie filmmakers $42K and an Ozo camera to create its first VR movie
From today, anyone can submit a 500-character concept for a film, with the top two ideas receiving $1,000 each. Then, during a pitch phase which kicks off on August 26, contestants can propose how their ideas will progress through production. Two winners receive $20,000 each and access to an Ozo camera.
New Moto X Could Be The Smartphone For People Who Hate Smartphones
For example, you can tell it your home address and ask the phone to "keep quiet" when you're there. It can be programmed not to bother you with notifications during times when you're sleeping or in a meeting. (The feature is also available on the less expensive Moto G.) The phone's TurboPower charger will supposedly give you eight hours of battery life after 15 minutes of charging.
First Round 10 Year Project
We’ve been fortunate to back many companies with female founders (and women-founded companies represent a greater percentage of our investments than the national VC average ). That’s why were so excited to learn that our investments in companies with at least one female founder were meaningfully outperforming our investments in all-male teams. Indeed, companies with a female founder performed 63% better than our investments with all-male founding teams. And, if you look at First Round's top 10 investments of all time based on value created for investors, three of those teams have at least one female founder — far outpacing the percentage of female tech founders in general.
VideoSoap review: Scrub noise out of Camera Roll videos in a single tap
While SoundSoap works standalone or as a plug-in with audio files, VideoSoap is a universal app designed to open movies shot on iOS devices, processing only the sound and copying it together with the untouched video to a new file in your Camera Roll. (One subtle difference: MOV extensions are changed to M4V instead.) For VideoSoap to work, iCloud Photo Library users will first need to download cloud-based videos, otherwise they won’t be available inside the app.
Fantastic Four: Tweet Your Questions and Win Movie Tickets - IGN
IGN will be holding a special Fantastic Four live stream on Tuesday, August 4th. We'll be talking about the new film, and chatting with the cast. So how do you win those free movie tickets? Easy! Tweet @IGN your Fantastic Four question with the hashtag #IGNFan4Live . If your question is read during our stream, then you're a winner! Want to know what we thought about the differences between the film and the comics? Been wondering what it was like for Michael B. Jordan to play the Human Torch? Curious how Kate Mara prepped for her role as Sue Storm? Now's your chance to have those questions answered.
China-Tied Hackers That Hit U.S. Said to Breach United Airlines
United, the world’s second-largest airline, detected an incursion into its computer systems in May or early June, said several people familiar with the probe. According to three of these people, investigators working with the carrier have linked the attack to a group of China-backed hackers they say are behind several other large heists -- including the theft of security-clearance records from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and medical data from health insurer Anthem Inc.
Startup Has a Clever Tool to Get Non-Techies to Code: Excel
Essentially, the product is a series of coding tools, or APIs, that can be used from inside a spreadsheet. It plugs into popular applications like Excel and Google Spreadsheets. “Instead of building new apps and teaching people how to use them—having to do all this extra stuff just to get value—what if there was just a way to have a product that could sit between the tools that people already love to use, and tap into the technologies that developers are building already?” Katsen asks.
Can You Rekindle Your Career Passion?
Everyone feels uninspired from time to time. It's easy to let daily stresses get to you. If you want to rekindle that passion for your career, watch this video to find out how to handle stressful days, whether it's advisable to take on more work when you already have a lot on your plate, and if you should start looking for a new position when the going gets tough.
Alibaba investing $1 billion in cloud business
A portion of the $1 billion will go toward expanding Aliyun, Alibaba's cloud service and the largest cloud computing platform in China. The company plans on opening data centers in the Middle East, Singapore, Japan and Europe. Aliyun already hosts five data centers in China and Hong Kong.
GitHub Raises $250 Million at $2 Billion Valuation
GitHub this week raised $250 million from prominent Silicon Valley venture firms, the company said. The infusion raised its valuation to about $2 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter, and brought the San Francisco company’s total funding to $350 million.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey: We Continue To Question The Reverse Chronological Timeline
"You will see us continue to question the reverse chronological timeline," Dorsey said during the company's second-quarter earnings call. He referenced two recent Twitter products that move away from the site's original format. One, called Project Lightning , is set to launch this fall and will involve curated, live streams of updates on breaking news events—a product that "tells a better story," according to Dorsey. The other, called "While you were away," was introduced in January and brings popular, recent tweets to the top of a user's timeline.
Uber Fudges The Position Of Local Drivers, But They've Got A Pretty Good Reason Why
But speaking with Co.Design, an Uber spokesperson maintains that the company has never artificially inflated their supply of available cars in the area, nor does their app present some bogus screensaver. They also offered a more nuanced explanation in form of a public statement: "Our goal is for the number of cars and their location to be as accurate as possible in real time Latency is one reason this is not always possible," they said. "Another reason is that the app only shows the nearest eight cars to avoid cluttering the screen."
Nintendo redesigned Miiverse because you were using it wrong
It's a big change, and pretty weird -- Nintendo has always been careful about how it allows its users to communicate with each other online, but the "tone policing" of this Miiverse revision feels just a little strange. On the other hand, the social network is sort of a mess, as is. The added categories and sorting options will certainly be a welcome change.
Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Without the Usual Hype
Microsoft could use a hit. On July 21 the company announced a record $3.2 billion quarterly loss on $22.2 billion in revenue, owing to an almost total write-off of the Nokia phone business it bought for $9.5 billion in 2014. Microsoft is massively scaling back its in-house phonemaking and cutting about 7,800 jobs. And while it’ll be time for holiday shopping before Dell and Hewlett-Packard have new PCs ready to take full advantage of Windows 10’s new features, the OS still brings in serious money. Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood said in April that it’s now worth about $15 billion a year, down from about $19 billion in 2013, the last time Microsoft disclosed Windows division revenue. Ninety-two percent of the 300 million PCs sold around the world each year run Windows, Gartner estimates, down from 95 percent two years ago.
Hands-on with the 2015 Moto X Pure Edition—stock Android at a great price
We've long considered Motorola to be the best Android OEM, and with the new Moto X, the company seems to be making all the right moves. The Moto X is still running stock Android—Motorola wants to make experiences that "augment, not compete" with Google's OS. And the Moto X is still really cheap—$399 gets you a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808, 3GB of RAM, a 5.7-inch, 1440p display, 16GB of storage, and a 3000 mAh battery.
Instagram Restricted Sandra Bland Hashtag To Block Hate Speech
"Content in the 'Most Recent' section of a hashtag can be abused because the photos and videos that appear in that section are highly visible," an Instagram spokesman wrote in a statement to The Huffington Post. After a 24-hour block, Instagram's moderators caught up, and the hashtag started working normally around 10 a.m. Pacific time.
Blockspring - Lead Product Designer
Blockspring lets everyone use APIs from tools they know and love.
This is our design challenge: we need to be invisible.
Marketers see us as a way to mashup APIs in their spreadsheet apps. Tech companies see us as a bunch of bots in their team chat apps. Developers see us as a simple way to build technology without needing to create huge apps. Enterprises see us as a new way to collaborate between business users and IT. We need to quietly, and neatly, fit into everyone's existing workflows.
We see this as one of the most difficult, yet exciting design challenges around. Pixel pusher? No. You'll study the most widely used tools in the world, identify each tool's user behaviors, figure out how to fit in Blockspring naturally, and help bring new integrations to life. Blockspring for Chrome? Blockspring for Slack? Blockspring.com? You'll lead design across all of these platforms.
As the Lead Product Designer, you'll take the reigns. This shouldn't be your first rodeo. You should have a solid design process, be comfortable collaborating with engineers in a fast-paced environment, have the chops to hire and bring on designers to support you, easily dance between big picture thinking and scoped-down user-stories, and have the passion required to jump into a startup at the ground floor.
Being frank not enough, Twitter needs to broaden portfolio
Wall Street took a dim view of the management's commentary on a post-earnings call on Tuesday. At least 19 brokerages cut their price target on Twitter to as low as $30 - 18 percent lower than the stock's Tuesday's close of $36.54.
For now, Facebook is tech's it company: Column
Of course, Silicon Valley history can change quickly — from rags to riches and back — and Facebook is not immune. Twitter was on a quarterly hot streak until its ad business hit the skids in its first quarter . That has as much to do with the company's sluggish user growth as it does with Facebook's advertising prowess.
Twitter’s revenue rose 60% to $502M last quarter, sending stock up 5%
During the first quarter this year, Twitter’s revenue sharply declined, and as a result the company’s stock spiraled downward by about 28 percent. Investors want to see Twitter reverse its revenue losses today while increasing the growth rate of its monthly active user base (plotted below).
This Arduino Basic Kit has everything a newbie maker could ask for
It's easy to think about tinkering around with Arduino , but take more than 30 seconds to look at the platform, and suddenly it becomes daunting: not only do you need an Arduino itself, but to get started you need resisters, wires, LEDs, screens and a host of other components that are almost always sold separately. Have no fear, newbies: there's a new Arduino Basic Kit in town, and it has all the spare parts a beginner could want.
Twitter shares fall as growth of monthly users slows
Twitter Inc's shares fell more than 11 percent in extended trade on Tuesday after the microblogging company said its number of monthly average users grew at the slowest pace since it went public in 2013.
3 tips for a hassle-free Windows 10 upgrade
This is also a good time to think about your backup strategy . The basic rule of thumb is to have three copies of your data: the one on your machine, a local backup on an external drive, and an offsite backup. The best way to achieve your offsite backup is to use a paid cloud service like Backblaze or Carbonite. Many services offer an encryption option where only you have the key, but if you don’t trust the mainstream services, there’s also the encryption-focused SpiderOak.
Apple's Campus 2 headquarters to feature visitor center with observation deck, store
Apple has plans to build a dedicated visitor's center at its upcoming Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., that will offer views of the main "spaceship" building at the heart of the development and retail opportunities, planning documents show. Rendering of Apple's Campus 2 visitor's center. | Source: Apple
Spotted by the Silicon Valley Business Journal , plans for Apple's Campus 2 visitor's center describe a free-standing glass-walled structure done up to match the so-called "spaceship" main building.
The two-story center will boast a 2,386-square-foot cafe and 10,114-square-foot store topped by a carbon fiber roof and observation deck situated 23 feet above ground level. Other amenities include stairs, elevators and 684 underground parking spaces. Apple tentatively pegs visitor center hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.
Apple's Campus 2 project has seen its share of setbacks, including budget overruns , contractor shakeups and construction delays. Apple has since taken measures to keep a more watchful eye on development issues as the ring-shaped main structure slowly rises.
Twitter mulls big changes to how you view tweets
Twitter has already started to incorporate other signals into the way it places tweets in users' feeds. A new feature called While You Were Away shows users a select group of tweets at the top of their feeds that they might have missed after periods of inactivity. The feature displays tweets based on signals like how much activity the tweets generated and who posted them.
Is it MH370? Plane debris found near Madagascar under investigation
Ocean currents between Australia and Reunion Island, where the debris was found, are highly variable. In general, the water flows from east-to-west, making it possible that the debris would be from the plane had it gone down off the west coast of Australia.
The Deceptive Simplicity of Intel’s New Memory Tech
That’s quite different from memory technologies like DRAM and Flash, which use transistors. A transistor is essentially a switch made from three basic components: a source, gate, and drain. When a certain voltage is applied to the gate, current flows from the source to the drain, and the transistor is “on.” Apply another voltage, the current stops, and the transistor is “off.” 3D XPoint doesn’t move current like this. “It changes the property of the material,” says Cooke. “It doesn’t try to store an electron.”
Amazon Dash buttons are here for $5 each
Amazon Dash buttons — the branded little doodads that automatically order and ship specific items directly to your house with virtually no effort on your part — are finally available to Amazon Prime members today for just $4.99. Purchase one of 18 Dash buttons and never run out of the stuff you always seem to run out of.
When should businesses upgrade to Windows 10? | ZDNet
Kleynhans said businesses need to spend some time testing out Windows 10 in a controlled fashion: "Bring it into a lab, bring it into a test environment, let some folks run it for the rest of this year. Then, in 2016, get serious about it, start looking at it in a real test environment, start piloting it with some real users to see how it's performing."
Jack Dorsey Still Won't Say If He'll Be Twitter's Permanent CEO
Twitter's stock price bounced up and down on mixed results Tuesday. The shares shot up about 6 percent after the company reported better than expected earnings. Shares plummeted about 7 percent in after-hours trading after Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto said during the earnings call that the company would not see "sustained, meaningful" growth in its user base for "a considerable period of time."
Nokia reveals the Ozo virtual reality camera with 8 shutter sensors and 8 microphones
Nokia today introduced Ozo, a new virtual reality camera geared toward people who make content.
Nintendo swings to first-quarter operating profit; analysts expected loss
Nintendo swung to a first-quarter operating profit of 1.1 billion yen ($9.3 million) from a loss of 9.5 billion yen a year earlier. That compared with the 6.3 billion yen average loss estimate of 20 analysts, Thomson Reuters data showed.
Windows 10 tested: How performance on the new operating system compares to Windows 8 - CNET
When testing the mainstream Lenovo Y70 gaming laptop, a run-through of the BioShock: Infinite benchmark at high detail settings and 1,920x1,080 resolution gave us 58.6 frames per second under Windows 10, which is comparable to what other systems with the same Nvidia GeForce 860M GPU have scored under Windows 8. That's especially reassuring, as some earlier test builds of Windows 10 ran into major problems when trying to run games using discrete graphics cards. We're continuing to test gaming hardware and graphics card drivers, and will report our results when we've tested more games and more systems.
Reddit plans to moderate private messages too
While most of his post is as you may expect it to be (community quarantines, bug fixes), Huffman did note there would soon be more tools to prevent harassment — all the way down to private messages.
Misfit CEO Sonny Vu on Vietnam's modern-day success story (Q&A) - CNET
As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET sits down in Ho Chi Minh City with the CEO of Misfit Wearables to talk about the Vietnam tech scene and why the fitness tracker is making a big bet on the country.
Windows 7 holdouts: Why diehard users refuse to move to Windows 10
It’s not just Windows 7, either. Some people are sticking with Windows 8.1 despite the advantages of windowed modern UI apps and the return of the Start menu. Ironically, Start menu replacements such as Classic Shell and Start8 are often cited by these folks as the reason for passing on the upgrade. Matt James, a Northern California-based retired middle school teacher and self-described hardcore gamer sums up the sentiments of Windows 8.1 holdouts: “I love Windows 8.1 now that I added a program that returns my Start menu and got rid of the Metro junk. It now works like Windows 7 and has the good things that are part of Windows 8.”
Russia expected to veto UN call for criminal investigation of MH17 crash
Russia is expected to veto a new U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to uncover who was behind the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year.
The story of Windows 10 from inside Microsoft
Part of Windows 10’s big promise is that the same apps can run across PCs, tablets, phones, and even the Xbox One console. As a result, the next phones will have an expansive set of apps from Windows 10 to jumpstart the ecosystem. "We have one common operating system for all the device types that we are making," explains Belfiore. He’s also surprisingly blunt when he characterizes Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8, products he was intimately involved in developing. "We've had a couple of, sort of, practice runs with phone and PC," Belfiore says, before pivoting to the presumably brighter future with Windows 10, "We now have all the devices lined up. I don't expect to see the platform change again, in the same way it has before."
How to maximize your first 30 minutes with Windows 10
If you do set a reminder, it will pop in from the lower right, and usually squat down in the corner of your screen until you dismiss it. Mail notifications work a bit differently; they’ll fly in, hover for a moment, then disappear. Miss something? Well, there’s an archive of what Windows 10 showed you, called the Action Center, waiting patiently in the system tray portion of your taskbar, in the right-hand corner of your screen. It looks like a text bubble from a comic book. Click it, and you’ll see a summary of what Windows 10 thought was important.
What 16 Twitter analysts are saying about the depressing outlook and stock-price crash
Wall Street analysts covering Twitter are split. Of the 16 research notes read by Business Insider, eight analysts maintained a "buy" or "outperform" rating on the stock. The other eight were neutral. No one is saying to sell.
Smart cars are hackable cars. Are the features worth the risk?
The modern car market demands increased functionality and inter-device communication from the factory, and there are unique security threats that come along with that. Any time a vehicle’s systems are connected to the Internet — directly or indirectly — there will be gaps in the digital armor. The fallout could be something as simple as an unresponsive radio or flashing headlights, but as we found out last week, cybercriminals can potentially access a car’s vital systems remotely, and we don’t need to explain how dangerous that is.
3 features console gamers can look forward to on Windows 10
On top of that ground-level service, Microsoft is offering a couple of other big features that more tightly integrate Xbox and Windows. The most important of these is the potential for cross-play across both platforms, meaning you can play an Xbox One game online with people playing the PC version. This isn't a common feature in the current gaming landscape, as it's fairly technically demanding and could require new approaches to issues like server lag and competitive balance on the part of developers.
You don't need a crazy powerful PC to run Windows 10 - here's the proof
Microsoft's decision to have a common operating system blueprint that can run from an internet-of-thing device to a (super) computer means that Windows 10 has been built from the ground up to run comfortably on low-performance parts.
Adobe's Digital Publishing Solution embraces content marketers
Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite was synonymous with the era of iPad magazine apps. In the past five years, it was responsible for 6,700 mobile apps that have been downloaded a total of 315 million times.
9 More Viral Photos That Are Actually Fake
Sometimes it feels like half of the internet is just fake photos. Whether it’s Elvis cutting Johnny Cash’s hair (FAKE), Hillary Clinton posing next to someone in an ‘I’m With Stupid’ t-shirt (FAKE) or John Lennon on a skateboard (FAKE FAKE FAKE), we’re breaking down the latest fakes swirling around the internet.
AltspaceVR raises $10.3M to grow its virtual reality platform for shared experiences
AltspaceVR , a virtual reality (VR) startup that builds shared spaces for people attending virtual gatherings for things like watching movies, doing yoga, or having meetings, has raised $10.3 million to grow its team and expedite product development.
Facebook’s Revenue Rises 39%–Live Blog
Facebook posted a 39% rise in second-quarter revenue, a fresh sign of how deep-pocketed big brands are spending more to advertise across the social network. We’re live blogging the conference call with Wall Street analysts. As always, tell us what you are thinking in the comments.