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Xbox One summer update rolling out with Cortana, background music, and more

Microsoft is rolling out a significant update to the Xbox One today. The summer update brings a number of new features, including Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant for those in the US and UK....

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The summer update also brings background music, convergence with Windows 10 and more.

5 songs you need to stream this week: Father John Misty, Nas, Erykah Badu and more

Find out what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worth listening to in our top 5 songs to stream. We've got cuts from Father John Misty and more.

Review: Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum wants $1,000 for something that truly sucks

Let’s get one thing straight about the Dyson 360 Eye: It’s first and foremost a vacuum cleaner that happens to be a robot, not a robot that’s a vacuum cleaner. Dyson wanted to make this point clear in our initial meeting with the company’s first automated vacuum cleaner, and insists there is an absolute difference. Its …

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Photo of the Week: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Dirty Thunderstorm

This remarkable image shows a dirty thunderstorm raging within Showa crater on the southeastern side of the 3,665-foot volcano. Such storms occur when immense bubbles of gas pop inside the volcano, causing small but powerful explosions of incandescent rock and ash that fly hundreds of feet per second. All that ash creates friction, which creates static electricity. And that is what causes the lightning encircling the eruption.

HBO Confirms Game of Thrones Will End With Season 8 - IGN

Asked if he could confirm Season 8 would be the last, as Benioff and Weiss have often said they intended, Bloys replied, “Yes. They have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do. As the new guy coming in, I’d take 10 more seasons, but we take their lead.”

Top 6 Problems with Pangu iOS 9.2 - iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak and How to Fix them

Pangu team caught us by surprise yesterday by releasing a semi-tethered jailbreak for iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3. With the Chinese version of the jailbreak tool already available for download, many users have been reporting issues with it and haven’t been able to successfully jailbreak their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Kanye West to Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Give Jay his check for Tidal now'

In a series of tweets posted on Saturday, Kanye West asked Apple CEO Tim Cook for a meeting, saying , "Apple give Jay his check for Tidal now and stop tying to act like you Steve [Jobs]," and "this Tidal Apple beef is f****** up the music game."

Kanye West Tweets Out Hot Tech Gossip

In June, Apple was rumored to be in talks to purchase Tidal, although a Tidal spokesperson denied those claims. This afternoon the king of tech, Kanye West, suggested those claims might be true on his Twitter account, urging Apple to “give Jay his check for Tidal.”

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Apple is reportedly shifting its focus from the electric car to self-driving software

More changes are underway at Apple's secretive electric car division.  According to Bloomberg , the team has brought on Dan Dodge, the former head of BlackBerry's automotive software group who joined the Canadian phone maker in 2010 when it acquired his operating system company QNX. Dodge is the first high-profile hire by Bob Mansfield, the retired Apple hardware exec who was  brought back this year to lead development on Project Titan , the code name for Apple's car efforts.

Watch A Robot Possibly Discover Weird Shit on The Ocean Floor

According to the explorer’s Twitter , researchers on the mission will also observe guyots, which are a geological phenomenon where seamounts reach the surface, get their tops eroded, and then sink back down into the ocean. Scientists say that guyots, which have flat tops, present a biological diversity rarely seen in other areas and are important to study if we want to minimize the human impact on marine life.

Why mastery matters and creativity shouldn’t be easy

Lastly, mastery according to Pink, is something you can never really attain – and it’s that which keeps us going. Pink says that mastery is always something you strive for but is always (just) out of reach. He writes, “You can approach it. You can hone in on it.  You can get really, really close to it. But you can never touch it.” The very fact that mastery always eludes you – always hovers just beyond your grasp – is what keeps you motivated.

This Photo Editing Software Hopes To Make Your Selfies Look More Attractive

Science has already proven that certain camera lenses can distort your face (so don’t worry if you just can’t seem to look right in photos), but there’s more that can go into your appearance in a selfie. For instance, the closer the camera is to your face, the larger your nose looks, the smaller your ears look, and the more slope that’s applied to your forehead.

Why Instagram's Plans to Combat Online Harassment Won't Work on Twitter

Since the beginning of the internet, online harassment has been a problem. We created this big, beautiful digital landscape that lets people be completely unfiltered, and we all do different things with this freedom. I, for example, use my platform to make sex memes and lightly neg Silicon Valley billionaires. Others take this opportunity to become the most scary-ass, shitbag, bigoted versions of themselves, hiding behind the comfy anonymity of their computer screens, facing no real consequences for threatening to rape, kill, and torture people.

Review: Blu R1 HD

And then there are the ads. Big, bold ads every time you wake up your smartphone. Ads for mascara, ads for wireless earbuds, ads for Wild Frontier dog food (#1 ingredient real salmon!). Ads in your notification bar that can be easily swiped away and ignored. As far as trade-offs go, it’s not as bad as I was expecting. By now I’ve even gotten used to seeing Zendaya shilling Covergirl instead of the photo of my two toddlers that occupies my Nexus 5. If anything, and I almost can’t believe I’m saying this, I wish the ads were at all targeted, and had a little more variety. I look at my phone dozens of times a day, and what gets me most isn’t the repeated ad blitz, but the repetition. Presumably, as more ad partners sign on, they’ll be able to mix and match a little more acutely.

The Horrifying Reason Siberia Is Dealing With an Anthrax Outbreak

In a news report that could easily be the plot of a cult horror movie, an anthrax outbreak has swept the remote Yamalo-Nenets district of western Siberia, killing 1,500 reindeer since Sunday. According to NBC News , authorities think the outbreak began when some zombie anthrax thawed out of an infected reindeer corpse and woke up.

What Happened to WikiLeaks?

WikiLeaks has hit rock bottom. Once dedicated to careful vetting and redaction—sometimes too much redaction—the “whistleblower site” is now gleefully basking in its dump of thousands of emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee—most of which are full of personal, non-newsworthy information—published with the express intent of harming Hillary Clinton’s political campaign. In this latest release, there is no brave whistleblower in sight, just an anonymous hacker believed by the FBI and U.S. intelligence community to be a front for Russian intelligence services. The WikiLeaks project has fallen far from the lofty heights of its founding a decade ago, when Julian Assange promised to “facilitate safety in the ethical leaking movement.”

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Apple Photos Master

Siri is being given more and more of a role in Apple’s operating systems. On iOS, and soon on macOS, you can ask Siri to “show me photos from July 2015" or “show me photos from New York” to dig into your library of pictures. Try dates, locations, times of the week, and so on, and remember: Siri now understands follow-up questions as well.

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Elon Musk says you’ll be able to decide who can use your self-driving Tesla

Whenever you’re not using your car, you’ll be able to just tap the Tesla app on your phone and then add it to or subtract it from the the shared fleet. And you’ll be able to define, like, well, you know, who can use it, like only five-star users, or anyone, or only family, or whatever. And then whenever you want it back, you can just tap it, and it will return to you. So most of the time when you look at cars, they’re sitting in a parking lot somewhere, and they’re not being used, and this has the potential to massively amplify the utility of vehicles and offset the cost of ownership. And it’s going to be totally up to you when you want to do it, or not do it. It’s all yours.

Here Are the Different Fight Scene Styles Used in the Bourne Movies

I’m still not entirely sure we needed another Matt Damon Bourne movie after not having one for nearly a decade, but we’re getting one this weekend. It’s probably not going to be as good as the original trilogy. That’s why it’s nice to look back on the three Bourne flicks that were actually good. Specifically, their fight scenes.

Pangu Team is Working to Fix Jailbreak App Installation Error

If you’re still stuck with this issue then you’ll be glad to find out that Pangu has acknowledged the problem and are working to release a fix. They state that Apple made a couple of fixes in their backend which is preventing users to successfully install the jailbreak app onto their device.

Safari in iOS 10 Will Autoplay Silent Videos, Pause Those With Sound

Changes to Apple’s WebKit policy allow Safari to autoplay silent videos in iOS 10, while pausing those that have sound. The change means users will finally see things like animated GIFs (those converted to video) while scrolling through webpages.

Kiefer Sutherland Confirms New Flatliners is Actually a Sequel

“I play a professor at the medical university. It is never stated but it will probably be very clearly understood that I’m the same character I was in the original Flatliners but that I have changed my name and I’ve done some things to move on from the experiments that we were doing in the original film. I loved making the first film and when I was asked if I would be interested in taking part in this, it didn’t take more than a minute to say yes,” Sutherland said.

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[NEW POST] IoT alliances join forces to make homes smarter  #IoT #Tech

How to Remove PP App Store from Your Jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 Device

This third-party app store usually comes with Chinese jailbreak tools and promotes app piracy. Such apps could contain malwares that would put the confidential information on your device at risk. Therefore, it’s best to get rid of this app and remove it completely from your device before it does any harm.

Curt Schilling's defunct game studio won't face criminal charges

38 Studios is off the hook after arranging a $75 million loan for a game that was never finished.



What’s missing from Tesla’s new public transport plan

It’s not that Musk’s vision isn’t great — because it is — but it’s one piece of a larger transportation puzzle. It might not make sense for autonomous Tesla buses or shared Tesla passenger vehicles to drop me off at my doorstep, but I expect that they will be integral pieces of a more interconnected and seamless multimodal system that remedies many of the today’s limitations and frustrations. This seamless system will enable a better user experience, common payment, and communication between vehicles to reduce missed transfers.

Tap to Translate: Jailbreak Tweak Brings Android-Inspired Text Translation to iOS 9

It’s great to have the ability to translate any piece of text from anywhere in iOS without using a third-party translation app. There are Notification Center widgets that allow you to translate texts from there but Tap to Translate does the job in fewer steps and is more flexible as you can change languages on the go as well as copy the translated text.

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Ho Chi Minh City gearing up to join the ranks of the world’s #SmartCities :  #IoT #News

China’s Giant leads consortium to buy Playtika for $4.4 billion

“This transaction is a testament to Playtika’s unique culture and the innovative spirit of our employees who for the past six years have consistently designed, produced and operated some of the most compelling, immersive and creative social games in the world,” said Robert Antokol, cofounder and CEO of Playtika, in a statement. “We are incredibly excited by the commercial opportunities the Consortium will make available to us, particularly in its ability to provide us access to large and rapidly growing emerging markets. This is an amazing milestone for all Playtikans and we truly value how unique this opportunity is to continue executing our vision with such a strong partner.”

Sip a cold one, watch the robot mow the lawn

What could be better than sipping a cold one and watching a lawn mower do your work for you. The Husqvarna Automower 450X ($3,499.99) can cut grass over 1.25 acres before it needs recharging – and it then returns to its charging station, power up, and continues mowing again. Powered by GPS-assisted navigation, the weather-proof mower can handle lawns with a complicated shape, including steep slopes and obstacles, plus users can make adjustments using the settings on the unit or smartphone app. Other features include headlights, anti-theft alarm, and weather-proof body.

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Guy crashing a truck full of paint had a worse day than you

However, it’s good to remember there are always people out there having a worse time than you. This truck driver in Russia is a perfect case in point. About a year ago he was just driving along with a load of yellow paint.

The Best HDTVs of 2016

Getting the Right Connections Your ideal HDTV should provide enough video connections not only for now, but for the foreseeable future as well. The most important input is HDMI, which supports all major forms of digital video sources including Blu-ray players, game consoles, set-top boxes, cameras, camcorders, phones, tablets, and PCs through a single cable. Most HDTVs have three or four HDMI ports, but some might only have two. It's the best way to send 1080p video from your devices to your screen with one cable, and will be the main way you connect your main sources of entertainment to your HDTV. If you want a 4K screen, make sure at least one of the HDMI ports is HDMI 2.0. It's the latest standard that supports 4K video at 60 frames per second; older HDMI ports can only handle 4K up to 30 frames per second, at best.

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Wearables prove research chops in U.S. cancer study  #Tech #News #IoT

America uses stealthy submarines to hack other countries’ systems

"There is a — an offensive capability that we are, that we prize very highly," said Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley, the U.S. Navy's program executive officer for submarines. "And this is where I really can't talk about much, but suffice to say we have submarines out there on the front lines that are very involved, at the highest technical level, doing exactly the kind of things that you would want them to do."

How the model is disrupting VC firms

The way technology companies grow may be broken, destructive, and wasteful. At least that’s the gospel some renegade venture capitalists at have been spreading. If you’re working in venture capital or tech, you might not have heard of yet (some partners I’ve spoken to haven’t), but at Cornerstone Venture Partners, where I’m working this summer, it comes up almost every day. To understand what’s going on, you’ll need some background on fund economics. Don’t worry, I promise it’s more exciting than it sounds.

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German government is updating its traffic laws to include self-driving car rules:  #IoT

This Machine Hopes To Make Engineering Pharmaceuticals More Portable

If you’re a doctor working in a remote area or on the battlefield, getting access to medications can be tough. That may sound like the start of a commercial, but it’s a sometimes tragic fact. As far as we’ve come in the history of medicine, treatment isn’t as portable as we would like.

Recommended Reading: Nintendo's NX sounds weird and that's okay

Based on the rumors so far , Nintendo's upcoming NX handheld console will be... unique. This piece from Eurogamer, a site that's been the source of some of the details, takes a look at why switching things up a bit may be the company's best bet. A touchscreen device with detachable controllers may sound strange, but if the reports are true, "we should savor and celebrate NX's weirdness" like Eurogamer explains here.

Why we’ll soon see Pokémon-free zones

Back in 2006, I remember wondering how many people were literally walking to their doom at any given time because their eyes were glued downwards onto their BlackBerries while they crossed a busy street. Fast-forward 10 years and now it’s an augmented reality game that has many of us completely oblivious to our surroundings.

Kanye West rants on Twitter to get Apple to buy Tidal

Technically Incorrect: Where else would the great controversialist try to do business? He just wants to make sweet, streaming music. So he wants Apple to buy Tidal.

Brexit’s damage to startups has already begun

“Slightly devastated” was my typical British understatement of how I felt immediately following the Brexit vote last month. As a British man living in Berlin who has run an international e-commerce company since 2009, I understand the value of open borders to conduct business and embrace an agile workforce. During my tenure, my company became active in 18 markets, available in 12 languages, operated five global production sites, and last year shipped 3.6 million products to 180 different countries. We are successful precisely because we embrace a global market of sellers and buyers.

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Early Animals Could've Caused Earth's First Mass Extinction Simply By Existing

Early life on Earth was simple: single-celled organisms evolved into multicellular organisms that were mostly immobile and lived in the water. However, the scientists highlight a 25 million-year period called the Cambrian explosion that saw an almost literal explosion of new life in the form of more complex creatures. These were species similar to more modern animals, such as anthropods, jellyfish, and vertebrates. They changed the environment so drastically that it caused the extinction of previous life.

The Weird Ways Americans Try to Make the Wilderness Comfy

His series What’s Left to Explore? captures the way humans civilize nature in the name of appreciating it. Food trailers obstruct rock formations, wooden walkways meander through fields, and roads slice through rugged mountains. Tourists go to these locations because they’re pristine, but they’re dotted with manmade conveniences. “To actually have people experience nature without dying from eating bad mushrooms, you have to build roads and install warning signs and put up a hot dog stand,” Haunschild says.

Apple Wants to Bring Its Beef With Samsung to the Supreme Court

In 2011, Apple sued Samsung for infringing on its patents (such as with unlock gestures), and Samsung was ordered to pay the company a hot $930 million. Ever since that ruling, Samsung has been fighting to pay Apple less.

Twitter will stream its first eSports competition, starting today

“ESports fans go to Twitter to see and talk about what is happening now in competitive gaming,” said Anthony Noto, Twitter’s Chief Financial Officer, in a statement about the new deal. “Gamers are one of the largest and most engaged audiences on Twitter, and we are thrilled to partner with Turner and WME I IMG to bring them the live content from Eleague and Twitter commentary they are already looking for, all on one screen.”

51 Report: Hackers Also Targeted Clinton's Campaign
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53 Report: Nintendo NX Will Be Portable
54 iPhone 7 to Be Called iPhone 6SE?
55 MIT Tech Review on Twitter
56 Practice makes perfect. Asus' latest Zenbook is a no-nonsense knockout
57 Tesla's entire future depends on the Gigafactory
58 7 Things to Look For in a Sales Leader
59 A New Yahoo AI Can Detect Online Abuse, But Automation Isn't the Answer
60 Solar Capture Technique Turns CO2 Into Burnable Fuel
61 VentureBeat on Twitter
62 Use standard Mac OS X apps to optimize your home Wi-Fi network
63 Security News This Week: So, Turns Out WhatsApp Chats Stay Even if You Delete Them
64 The Holofone Phablet is a 7-inch Android phone / Windows PC with a built-in projector
65 4 ways you can help curb the tech industry's child labor problem
66 Is it dumb to trust smart technology?
67 Eating the plant-derived Impossible Burger cooked by Momofuku’s David Chang
68 ICYMI: Eye exams go DIY and smartfeeding your pets
69 These Are the Four Stages of Your Brain on Math
70 Clinton campaign breached by hackers
71 Reports: iPhone 7 preorders to start September 9, release date a week later
72 WIRED on Twitter
73 iPhone 7 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know
74 Get Your Math Geek On with This A Capella Hamilton Parody
75 Doughnut-Flavored Soda Will Make Your Dentist Very Rich
76 Pokémon Go players robbed of phones at gunpoint in London
77 Former Yahoo CEO Ross Levinsohn says he'd be 'excited' if he were an employee there right now
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79 The human role in a bot-dominated future
80 Uber's latest lets businesses pay for client rides
81 16-Bit Audio Output Via Voltage Reference
82 10 most unlikely startup investments made by NBA legends
83 NYTimes Bits on Twitter
84 Make your commute suck less
85 VR needs a hit
86 Unusual 72-Bulb Display Mechanism Found in Vintage Clock
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88 Guardian Tech on Twitter
89 SurveyMonkey study finds social media apps ruled mobile in first half of 2016
90 POLITICO Magazine on Twitter
91 SMS-based two-factor authentication may be headed out the door
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