Jonah Hill and Emma Stone reunite in Netflix's 'Maniac,' which looks nothing like 'Superbad'
Seriously, this dark comedy from 'Beasts of No Nation' director Cary Fukunaga looks NOTHING like the 2007 comedy in which Hill and Stone were both breakout stars.
EA's Origin Access Premier Launches Next Week
First announced at E3, EA's all-game-access version of Origin Access is expected to launch next week after EA CFO Blake Jorgensen confirmed as much during an earnings call. Subscribe and expect to play new EA games before everyone else.
Samsung's new display is officially 'unbreakable.' I can't wait to break it.
Samsung today announced its “unbreakable smart panel” was officially certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). For those waiting for the hype cycle to clear before taking the technology seriously, this means Samsung‘s newest OLED panel is, for all intents and purposes, unbreakable. I can’t wait to break it. Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit. Visit …
Apple iOS 12 Beta
Apple's iOS 12 tackles thorny issues of privacy and smartphone addiction head-on, while pushing performance improvements and expanding the power of its Messages platform.
'Mad Men' creator's Amazon series 'The Romanoffs' debuts October 12th
Amazon will premiere 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner's series 'The Romanoffs' on October 12th.
For Apple's Q3 earnings, it's all about the next iPhone
During the quarter, people no longer line up at Apple Stores but instead wait for the next phones to hit the market, likely in September. Last year, the iPhone X came out in November, a couple of months later than normal. Apple customers want the latest and greatest -- or to buy the older models at lower prices. History has shown that whenever Apple introduces a new iPhone, it cuts the prices of its previous models.
My iPhone changed my password and locked me out.
The point is, thanks to Apple's air-tight privacy protection, there was no way for me to figure out the new password on my own. For Apple, this is a feature, not a glitch: Without a backdoor, the company's response to government warrants is essentially, "Sorry, we can't help you -- we're locked out, too." And specialty products available to law enforcement -- like the GrayKey device -- are finding it harder to bypass lockouts in iOS 11.4.1 and iOS 12 , as Apple continues to ramp up security.
Best Buy Black Friday in July's top deals
Best Buy's Black Friday in July sale is underway and ends tonight (Saturday) at 11.59 p.m. CT. It's nothing like Amazon's Prime Day or even Best Buy's true Black Friday sale, but there are a handful of decent deals to be had. Here's a quick look at the ones that caught our eyes. Several of these products are available for the same price at Amazon.com.
Chrome and Firefox are reining in websites that gobble up memory
Fission Memshrink is designed to reduce memory usage, but it might be a wash since Firefox will use more processes. But those processes deliver performance and security improvements that otherwise would gobble up more memory, so it's not unfair to see the glass as half full here.
Does your vacation rental have hidden cameras? Here's how to find out
Establish a rapport with your host before you arrive to get a sense of how helpful and honest they are. Arm yourself with the knowledge of where cameras could be hiding, and trust your intuition if something doesn't feel right.
Netflix reveals Maniac, Sabrina and more original shows at the TCA
Netflix saved #Lucifer because it is "a fantastic show that has really resonated with audiences in parts of the world where we licensed it so we felt it was important to help that show continue for those fans," said Cindy Holland, Netflix's VP of Original Series #TCA18 pic.twitter.com/z1gzBQRP8N
Google Doodle honors civil rights activist María Rebecca Latigo de Hernández
Born in 1896 near Monterrey, Mexico, Hernandez worked as an elementary school teacher before moving to San Antonio, Texas, to raise a family as well as run a grocery store and bakery. In 1929, she helped organize the Orden Caballeros de America (Order of the Knights of America), a group dedicated to educating Mexican Americans about their rights. In 1933, she co-founded the Asociacion Protectora de Madres (Association for the Protection of Mothers), which gave aid to expecting mothers.
Certain audiophiles could consider Hifiman’s $999 Ananda headphone a bargain
I next brought out a set of Hifiman HE1000v2 headphones (the $3K ones, remember?). I streamed a high-resolution 192 Hz/24-bit remaster of the Allman Brothers At Fillmore East 1971 album, one of the best-sounding live rock recordings of any era. I say that because it not only captures the music, but also the sound of being there at the concert venue. Ananda rocked harder, it was more alive sounding than the HE1000v2. Meanwhile, the v2 was richer, more solid, and had more guts than the Ananda. Even so, I preferred the Ananda overall because it was more fun to listen to, with higher energy. The Cowboy Junkies' Notes Falling Slow is a gorgeous album, and the Ananda could do no wrong.
5 tips for making meetings more effective and efficient
I'm frequently shocked by presenters who stick to their planned presentation at all costs, even when the audience is telling them it's not helpful. I've seen meetings where the audience has clearly tuned out, and finally someone is kind enough to say, "This isn't what we need," only to have the presenter respond, "Let me just finish the last 48 slides." No one is awarding points to you for finishing your agenda, and I've often led highly successful meetings where we change direction in the first 90 seconds and don't even get past the title slide of my carefully prepared presentation. Stay attuned to the needs of your audience, and keep your ultimate objective in mind. There are usually multiple paths to the same objective, and just because the path you carefully mapped out isn't the one the group ultimately takes does not make the meeting any less successful.
Twitter locks your account if you change your display name to Elon Musk
Blocking your account when you change your name to Musk’s is not a water tight fix. So long as you can verify your account with a phone number and get through the captcha, you can regain access to your account and have your display name as anything you please.
How to connect to an SMB share from your Android device
That's all there is to it. You can add as many server connections as you need and make all of those shares available with a couple of taps. X-plore File Manager may suffer under the weight of a cluttered interface, but the results you get with SMB connections make this app worth using. Give it a try and see if it doesn't make your Android-on-LAN life a bit easier.
Alleged Photos of 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and 6.1-inch LCD iPhone Dummy Unit Leaks
It’s difficult to ascertain the source of these leaked photos and if these dummy units are real or fake. Nonetheless, the dummy units give us a good idea of the size difference between the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone and the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus.
Best smart home tech for your dorm
The Echo Dot, which is powered by the Alexa voice-activated digital assistant, does everything the full-size Echo does for half the price: Control other smart home devices like light bulbs, set timers, answer the random questions that keep you up at night. It also includes an aux-out jack for quick, direct connections with external audio setups.
Wirelessly power up your iPhone with this travel charger [Review] | Cult of Mac
A wireless charger for your iPhone is very convenient, and now you don’t have to miss out when you’re on the road. The mophie Charge Stream Travel Kit includes a travel-size Qi wireless charger and the add-ons to use it in a hotel room or even your car.
Comic-Con 2018: The best cosplay, from Thor to The Joker
Some cosplayers started Comic-Con in full costume, and more impressive cosplay has been popping up as the convention progresses. This gallery first went live on July 19 and will be updated throughout the convention.
Dashlane, Menace Synth, Shhlack and other awesome apps of the week | Cult of Mac
Shhlack is a message encryption service for slack. When you use it, you and your cohorts will be able to read each other’s messages, but when your boss goes into Big Brother mode and decides to take a sneaky look at whatever you’re saying behind her back, all she’ll see is gobbledegook.
The Best Digital Cameras of 2018
Want better photos than your phone can provide? We test and rate hundreds of cameras and lenses each year, ranging from pocket-friendly shooters to high-end medium format systems. Here's everything you need to know to pick the best digital camera for you.
A new shape called the scutoid has been discovered in our cells | Hacker News
So imagine sheet constructed of up right hexagonal prisms. Now imagine a ray going from the centroid of the bottom hexagon through the centroid of the of the top hexagon. Now flex the sheet along an axis as if you were wrapping it around a cylinder. The rays now project out radially from the center of the cylinder. Now consider the shapes on the surface if we replaced the stretched hexagons with a Voronoi diagram based on the points where the rays come through the surface. Remarkably the surface shapes are no longer hexagons, and the column are neither hexagonal prisms or frustums of a hexagonal pyramid, but something else entirely.
Discover the spectacular movie magic you're not meant to notice
Alexandre Lafortune: In a superhero movie, we know the characters and the magical effects are not real, but they're a part of the reality of the movie, and, as a result, they're accepted by the audience. But the visual codes for magical effects and for realistic effects are different. With realism, you have to stick to certain rules that the audience is used to. On top of that, we also must balance this with the director's vision. In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the challenge was to create effects that are true to the real world and also fit into the movie's own violent, gritty universe. This required its own set of aesthetics.
Should of let her character die rather than that mary poppins shit. Now they have to try and explain whats happened to her in ep9. She obviously knew it was the end for her character in the script. Clearly tacked on the mary poppins scene after her death....now its a mess
Asus TUF Gaming FX504 review: Cheap gaming laptop that compromises too much
The keyboard is a treat, though. As I said at the top, entry-level laptops usually have pretty lackluster keyboards. Asus' is a few notches above. Like its competitors, Asus outlines the WASD keys in red, so finding your home position is easy. The red markings on black keys can be tough to read, but the keys are backlit and there's three levels of brightness (others are usually only on and off).
Did Google stop domain fronting as a censorship move?
In reverse, this is the same factor that is slamming Facebook over its data privacy scandal. Facebook is not listening through your mic and it’s not selling your data, and the amount of data it collects is a fraction of what Google has on each of us. But when people trust you and you fail to live up to that, people lose faith in your brand.
Here's when to replace that old garage door opener
That doesn't always happen, and when your opener starts to wear out, there are signs. Even if your older model is still working, it can present safety issues. Look for these signals that your garage door opener is nearing the end of its life and consider a smarter, safer upgrade .
Discontinuation of Mac Support for Autodesk Alias and VRED | Alias Products | Autodesk Knowledge Network
What is happening to the Mac support for Autodesk Alias and VRED? After July 13, 2018, Autodesk will no longer provide Mac versions of Alias and VRED, beginning with version 19.1. Prior versions of Alias (2019.0 and earlier) can continue to run on High Sierra or earlier operating system versions. Once Apple releases Mojave, no versions of VRED will run on that operating system due to the OpenGL deprecation. Why is Autodesk making this change? This change allows Autodesk development teams to focus on bringing innovations to market faster, and allows for more frequent software updates. In the end, the entire Alias and VRED community will benefit from this streamlined approach. What are the alternative software options? If you’re a current Mac user, you can migrate to the Windows version or to Mac-supported software such as Boot Camp. These options offer all the functionality you need and will be supported by future updates of Alias. Though we are not able to support technical issues with Boot Camp or Windows OS, the Windows versions of Alias and VRED are equipped to run on a ‘boot camped’ Windows.
Behind the scenes at Misty Robotics
Misty II is still in development, but one of the demos we saw could be useful in a reception situation. After registering my face and the person I was supposed to be meeting, Misty greeted me and recognized me as a visitor. Then, Misty took me to my host.
Teen Titans Go! to the Movies credits scene tees up an epic return
The scene begins with the credits distorting into a "home movie" of the original Teen Titans series, with a portal opening in the middle of the screen revealing the team looking out from it. Robin then tells his team "We may have found another way back."
5 facts about Americans and Facebook
2 Facebook is popular among all demographic groups , though some groups are more likely to use it than others. Nearly three-quarters of women in the U.S. (74%) use the platform, compared with 62% of men. There are differences by community type and education level, too: People in urban areas are more likely than those in suburban or rural areas to use Facebook, as are those with a college degree when compared with people who have lower levels of education. Around eight-in-ten (81%) of those ages 18 to 29 use Facebook; that’s about double the share among those 65 and older (41%). However, the share of older Americans who use the platform has doubled since August 2012, when just 20% of those 65 and older said they used it.
The best travel tips from travel pros
Travel is exciting, rewarding and yet not an easy task. Luckily for you, we're here to help smooth your ride. CNET editors are a well-traveled lot and we've learned quite a bit in our quest to bring you the latest tech news and reviews.
Best sound bars under $300
While you can spend as little as $80 on a sound bar (or sound base), the sweet spot for this kind of speaker is around $300. For this price you can expect features such as Bluetooth and even a wireless subwoofer. Dialogue will sound so much clearer than you ever heard from your TV, and most 'bars include a dialogue-boosting mode as well. Here are our current favorites.
This are the configurations I would like to see in the next @amazon phone
Storage 32 GB
Rear Dual camera/front 8mp camera
Android Oreo or above
4000 mah battery (most important)
Full view display 18:9 (5", 5.7)
Price $160 (second most important)
How to send text messages from your desktop using Textto
As of now, there is no record of how Textto is running the sync service. This could be considered a security risk (especially for those that might need to transmit sensitive data). If you do a lot of texting for work, you might want to either avoid using such an app, or use it in conjunction with a third-party encryption tool. Encrypt your message, copy and paste it into Textto, and send it. So long as the recipient has the encryption password, they could decrypt the message outside of Textto without worrying someone might intercept the message. Of course, if you're seriously concerned about security and texting, you're probably already using an encrypted texting app (such as Wire ).
Inside the weirdly mundane green rooms of esports players
If you were expecting tables covered in cocaine residue and M&M’s bowls with the brown ones carefully extracted, get ready to be disappointed. The player’s lounge was strangely wholesome, and felt more like a sixth-form common room than a hangout for professional athletes of the 21st century.
13 people share the weirdest dog names they've ever encountered
Let's be real. There are a lot of dogs, and everyone wants their dog to stand out from the crowd. Occasionally, this urge manifests in a dog name that's out of left field, to say the least. So we asked people to share the weirdest dog name they've ever heard — whether from a friend, a stranger, or *gasp* themselves.
Wait, an 2018 iPhone delay already?
Rumor has it that the 2018 iPhones might end up being slower than previous models. And the least expensive model in the upcoming series could launch a month later than expected. And lastly, if your current iPhone needs some fixing while you're waiting, Apple's internal repair videos could help out. Here's what you need to know about iPhone news and rumors this week.
How to deploy NGINX on a Kubernetes cluster
What we've done is a very basic Kubernetes deployment of NGINX on a cluster. There is so much more to learn about using Kubernetes. This, however, should give you a good start as well as help you easily deploy NGINX on your Kubernetes cluster.
How to set up and use Find My iPhone to locate your lost iPhone, iPad and more
A new window will pop up that lists when the device was last located and how much charge it has left, along with three options: Play Sound (to help pinpoint the item if it's close by), Lost Mode (this lets you lock and track the device, and provide contact information — such as displaying a phone number on your lost iPhone), and Erase device.
The Galaxy S9's battery life isn't as good as we had hoped
Finally, you see the battery gains and losses from our tests compared with last year's Galaxy S8 results. The Galaxy S9 died sooner than last year's Galaxy S8 (a change of -3.1 percent) and the Galaxy S9 Plus yielded 4 percent better battery life over the Galaxy S8 Plus; an improvement, but not the knockout we had hoped for.
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The United States is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth
USA Today has released the results of an in-depth investigation into American maternal health and deliveries, revealing that the United States is the most dangerous place in the entire developed world to give birth. And to add insult to injury, it costs the most , too.
“Jeff Bezos, we need to talk”—why lawmakers want a word with the Amazon CEO
In the ACLU test , the group loaded 25,000 publicly available mugshot photos of people who had been arrested and asked Rekognition to match them with photos of members of Congress. The tool, part of the Amazon Web Services cloud system, found incorrect matches for 28 legislators. The false match rate was 39% for people of color in Congress, while people of color only make up 20% of Congress as a whole. Law enforcement agencies have already reported using Rekognition and other image matching tools to find and identify suspects.
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The 4 hottest tech trends that are transforming the world in 2018 | ZDNet
Over the past couple years I spent a week in Beijing and a week in Paris--two of the hottest startup ecosystems outside of Silicon Valley--talking to VCs, entrepreneurs, and accelerators, and 50% of all the startups claim to be working on AI. The same is true in Northern California--because so much of the tech money is being poured into AI solutions. That's where the biggest bets are being made, in the hope that it will automate mundane things, identify inefficiencies that are holding us back, help us solve some of our most intractable problems. And that's why it's number one on this list.
“BoJack Horseman” heads to Comedy Central in first-ever deal for Netflix
The deal provides a more traditional revenue stream for creators like BoJack Horseman ‘s Raphael Bob-Waksberg in an industry that’s been rocked by the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. It’s long been a pain point for showrunners working with streaming services that there have been no opportunities to make money on the backend through syndication and/or international deals.
Facebook is basically done growing in the U.S., Canada, and Europe
A lot of this stagnation stems from home. According to the company’s report, user growth in the U.S., Canada, and Europe has been pretty much flat for the last year. In fact, DAUs in Europe saw a dip this past quarter, from 282 million to 279 million. The region’s new GDPR privacy regulations likely have something to do with it. Similarly, U.S. and Canadian DAUs are at 185 million, which is what the company hit three quarters ago.
The Earth's magnetic field is reversing more than ever. Here's why
Underneath our feet, deep down in the Earth, liquid iron is producing the magnetic field that we all take for granted. But every now and then that magnetic field reverses or flips its polarity . What was once magnetic north becomes south – and vice versa. When these reversals take place – and why they do so – has been an enduring mystery.
Netflix won't premiere 'Stranger Things' season 3 until summer 2019
Both the Duffers and executive producer Shawn Levy know the "stakes are high," according to Holland, and want to provide "bigger and better" material than in the second run. She added that there would be more special effects than before. While Holland didn't directly acknowledge th mixed reactions to the second season, there's little doubt that Netflix wants to attract people who weren't completely enthralled in 2017.
The ancient story of Spartacus offers a great example for better online anonymity
The Third Servile War was over. The slave army had been defeated, and their Roman captors offered the survivors a pardon. The only requirement was that they identify Spartacus, their leader (a sun-bronzed, cleft-chinned Kirk Douglas).
Warnings from Microsoft and Unicode: Japan could suffer a Y2K-style crisis in 2019
According to The Guardian , the Japanese calendar counts up from the coronation of a new emperor . Akihito took the throne in January 1989. Not only was that the beginning of the Heisei era, but it was also the beginning of the internet as we know it. That is where the problem lies. Tech companies are having to prepare for the Japanese calendar to switch over for the first time in their existence, causing concerns of a Y2K-style calendar glitch that could cause an internet meltdown and app-crashing mayhem.
Facebook finally suspends Alex Jones and Infowars for hate speech
As Fast Company reported earlier , the social network is loathe to remove content that doesn’t clearly violate its community guidelines because it reduces ad impressions, and Facebook would rather not be in the business of fact-checking. Now Facebook has reviewed and removed the videos for violating community standard that “prohibit content that encourages physical harm [bullying], or attacks someone based on their religious affiliation or gender identity [hate speech].”