ChargePoint wants to put a $500 electric car charger in your garage
If you have an electric car, you're probably familiar with ChargePoint: it's the largest electric vehicle charging network out there. It has chargers all over t...
The FBI needs help finding 250 teenage victims of 'sextortion' scheme
The FBI needs help finding an estimated 250 young women who were victims of a 'sextortion' scheme on the Internet.
Mulder and Scully search for the truth in new 'X-Files' footage
New footage from Fox reveals a sneak peak at everyone's favorite detective duo.
Documentary explains why 'Shenmue 3' is a big deal
The Shenmue series represents a milestone in the gaming industry for many fans, a point where console experiences truly took off. The first Shenmue, released in...
Playing Pac-Man with space junk - CNET
The CleanSpace One project will deploy a satellite equipped with a net to go catch a small satellite and destroy it in Earth's atmosphere.
Someone made a teaser trailer for Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events adaptation
Of all the children's books series that didn't deserve to have cruddy movie adaptations, A Series of Unfortunate Events is perhaps Hollywood's greatest victim. The 2004 Dreamworks take on Daniel...
Panic! at the Disco's new 'Hallelujah' music video: See it here first
Can we get an amen for the wild narrative of this sermon-and-mobile-game-inspired music video?
It's on: Team Japan accepts US challenge to a giant robot duel
The US might have just beaten Japan at soccer in the Women's World Cup, but the Japanese are already moving onto another great sport: giant robot fighting. Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy...
5 Incredible Trends That Will Shape Our 3D Printed Future
I am a Co-founder of CloudDDM, a revolutionary industrial 3D printing company, and the founder of the Global Coalition on Additive Manufacturing (GCAM). I am the author of the forthcoming book, The Second Wave: Revolution, Disruption and Survival in a 3D Printed World, and I am frequently giving keynotes on this topic.
I am the Founder / Co-Founder of numerous successful companies, including World 50, the world's premier senior executive networking organization, Bionic, a leading innovation accelerator, and Next Generation Leadership, the world's top public company CEO succession development program.
I am the author of two nationally bestselling books, The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers (Random House), and The Leap (Penguin Portfolio).
I am also the inventor of the Primary Color personality assessment which has been taken by more than 70,000 people. My band, Men Without Youth, has opened for Zac Brown and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Don't Hold Your Breath For A Skinnier iPhone
If the report is accurate -- Apple did not respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post and generally declines to weigh in on rumors -- you probably won't notice the difference. Credit cards are about 0.76 mm thick, which is more than three times thicker than the supposed difference between the iPhone 6 and upcoming device.
Car dashboards that act like smart phones raise safety issues
Car companies answer with an emphatic yes. They say outsized dashboard displays that behave more like smart phones will boost revenue and attract buyers. And they also insist the new screens will make driving less dangerous, because of well-integrated voice controls and large touch screens that will keep drivers from fumbling with more dangerous mobile phones.
Saving fuel with software
You might think that there's almost no relationship between landing aircraft and running a train—after all, the rails make sure it takes no effort to keep a train running through what's effectively a tunnel. But there's still room for computers to influence fuel efficiency here. "Trains are very complicated machines. For example in Brazil, we have a mining company named Vale here," Malta said. "And Vale is driving trains that are 40,000 tonnes, and they have 330 cars, many miles long. The train can be going up and down and up and down at the same time. And you have a person which needs to take care of that. And usually you don't have one locomotive; for Vale for example, they have three locomotives spread out over the train."
Watch out, Spotify: 38% of Apple mobile devices now running iOS 8.4 with Apple Music, new data shows
The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8.4, is now running on more than 38 percent of iOS devices, according to new data from mobile analytics startup Mixpanel . The adoption suggests that a whole lot of people are getting access to a free trial of the new Apple Music service .
Intel is sucking the life out of AMD
But the gap between AMD and Intel gets even more vast when you compare them directly to one another. Back in 1990 – when AMD was offering legitimate competition to Intel, it had revenue that was more than a quarter of Intel’s. That ratio climbed back to about 15% on AMD’s resurgence in the mid 2000s.
Whipclip Raises Over $40 Million For Its TV Show And Music Video Clipping App
The focus of the app itself is largely on live TV, as Whipclip allows you to launch the app and create clips from the last 2 minutes of a show that’s currently airing. That may not be the best solution in today’s time-shifted world, however, so it’s good that Whipclip also lets you access any of its shows or videos, even if they’ve already aired. After you create your clip, the snippet can be posted to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, as well as shared within the app itself.
The Universe might contain millions of hidden black holes
Black holes are, by definition, impossible to see by conventional methods and are often further obscured by thick blankets of dust or gas. But that's not an issue for NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR). It can peek through the obscuring layers and monitor the black holes via the high-energy X-rays that they emit. And, after a recent survey that spotted five previously unknown supermassive black holes in the centers of various galaxies, NASA researchers now think there could be millions of of them dotting the Universe like the holes of an intergalactic colander.
"Thanks to NuSTAR, for the first time, we have been able to clearly identify these hidden monsters that are predicted to be there, but have previously been elusive because of their surrounding cocoons of material," said George Lansbury of Durham University in a statement. "Although we have only detected five of these hidden supermassive black holes, when we extrapolate our results across the whole universe, then the predicted numbers are huge and in agreement with what we would expect to see.
Apple confirms it's trying to fix Home Sharing for iOS 9
Why this matters: As we explained last week, Home Sharing is hardly an obsolete feature. For Mac users, it’s an easy and free way to share a large music library with multiple networked devices, avoiding the subscription costs that come with iTunes Match ($25 per year) and Apple Music ($10 per month). Cue comments don’t make the return of Home Sharing seem like absolute certainty, but at least Apple is working on it.
PlayStation Now's streaming app wants to be Netflix for games
PlayStation Now's all-you-can-play game subscription service launched back in January on PlayStation 4 , but the method for actually playing those games has been kind of a nightmare. Today's news of a dedicated subscription app might change that. Before this, every time you wanted to stream a new game, you had to go through the PlayStation Store, sift through a handful of menus, pick something (much like you would to purchase a game) and then hope that it even launched the first try. A streaming app that minimizes menu fatigue and works along the lines of a Netflix or Hulu actually makes a lot of sense here.
Bloomberg's 'What Is Code' Feature Was A Massive Hit -- Here's Why
The package was originally commissioned as a single-topic issue of the magazine that would consist of multiple articles. But through its various iterations, the backbone essay by self-described “middling programmer” Paul Ford kept growing. As the months went by, Tyrangiel says it became clear: “Nope, we have one great story here.” While that meant jettisoning the early work of a dozen or so people, according to Tyrangiel, everyone who worked on the project demonstrated “fidelity to the story.”
Inside the Nuclear Bunker Where America Preserves Its Movie History
Today, the Packard campus is home to another kind of national treasure: more than 6 million film, video, audio recordings, as well as their supporting scripts, posters, and photos. Much of this material comes in through the US Copyright Deposit System, which requires that studios mail hard copies of films and television shows directly to the Copyright Office on Capitol Hill. But personal donations are also a big part of the collection here. NBC recently donated 122 reels of their complete coverage of the JFK assassination to the Library. Bob Hope’s own personal film collection was so big that it led to the creation of the Bob Hope Gallery at the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building on Capitol Hill.
This Resume Angel Can Help You Get That Job
Have you ever felt like you were being pulled in two directions while working on your resume? Almost like you are getting two different opinions. As if, for instance, you had an Angel sitting on one side of your keyboard and a Devil on the other? Yeah, us too. Check out the video above for some great tips on what to put in your resume, what to definitely NOT put in your resume, and what might cause a heavenly creature to throw up.
Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle's home raided in child porn investigation
Federal and state agents raided Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle's home in Zionsville, Indiana, at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a report from WTHR-TV.
Netflix Moves Into Original Feature Films, Starting This October
Netflix is ready to become a home for feature films, giving the industry a new outlet for movie production in an era of declining ticket sales – a trend that has led to a large influx of what studios’ believe will be sure-fire hits, like remakes and sequels. The first film out of the gate is indicative of the kind of film that could potentially be a critical favorite, but may not have otherwise seen mainstream success. With Cary Fukunaga’s (“True Detective”) “Beasts of No Nation,” releasing on October 16 on Netflix, and starring Idris Elba, the film tells the story of a child soldier torn from his family during a civil war in an African nation.
Instagram Just Quietly Introduced A Major Improvement To Your Photos
What's more, many recent smartphones are perfectly capable of displaying high-resolution pictures. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge boasts a 2,560 x 1,440 display, which can handle photos of a much higher quality than Instagram's former 640 x 640.
Performance Optimization, SIMD and Cache
A rehash of Sergiy Migdalskiy GDC 2015 talk: Performance Optimization for Physics. A high-level overview of low-level optimization considerations you need to think about when writing performance sensitive software. Please download slides here: http://media.steampowered.com/apps/va...
Watch Mars Opportunity's 11-Year Mission in Just 8 Minutes
In 2004, NASA landed its Opportunity rover on Mars. Initially intended to run for 90 days, it’s now spent 11 years trundling around the planet—in that time covering a distance of over 26 miles. Here, you can watch its multi-year marathon in just 8 minutes.
Hackaday Prize Hacker Channel
If you need help on your Hackaday Prize entry you've come to the right place. Click on the "Request to join this project" link on the left to be added to the list of collaborators. From there you'll be able to join the group messaging.
Those that just want to talk about hacking have found the place as well. All are welcome!
Volvo Kills the Passenger Seat to Make Room for Baby
“Being able to maintain eye contact with your child from the rear seat… would go a long way towards making life easier for parents taking their small child on a trip, says Tisha Johnson, Volvo’s Chief Designer of Interiors. “Such alternative seating arrangements will become increasingly important as we move towards autonomous vehicles.”
Russian government publishes guide to taking 'safe selfies'
"Each of these cases could have been prevented," the government document states, alongside a series of graphics showing stick figures attempting to take selfies while holding guns, posing near lions and standing near train tracks, on roofs and atop electrical towers. Some reference the aforementioned real-life examples.
Excellent: Harry Shearer returning to 'The Simpsons'
The voice actor, who had been tied up in a pretty bitter and public battle with bosses over his contract, has sealed a new deal to stick with the series.
NASA funds low-cost probes and other futuristic space tech
Low-cost probes, an extraterrestrial submarine and spacecraft propelled by electric sails: these are but three of the seven projects moving on to Phase II of NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. All the entries have only just begun development, since the program's specifically meant for early-stage research projects. NASA believes investing in those is crucial "for advancing new systems concepts and developing requirements for technologies to enable future space exploration missions."
What sounds better: Apple Music, Tidal, or Spotify?
What are the takeaways? Having been a longtime Tidal subscriber and run blind tests on my laptop between Tidal and Spotify in the past, it seems possible that the difference in quality is particularly irrelevant when you're using your phone — maybe it's one thing to use better components, headphones, and speakers, but a phone's hardware creates a baseline that renders Tidal's advantage totally useless. (That's good news if you mostly listen to streaming music on your phone, since Tidal's lossless service is $10 more per month.)
Apple's now selling a thermostat you can control with Siri
The Ecobee3 smart thermostat is similar to Nest’s flagship offering and lets you adjust the heating and cooling in your home using Siri. It also includes a remote sensor that can read a room’s temperature and tell you if it’s occupied.
Activists Say Piracy Fears Threaten Domain Name Privacy
“Putting home addresses in WHOIS was always a mistake. It’s become an unsustainable mistake,” Melissa Elliott, an application security researcher, told BuzzFeed News. Elliot experienced firsthand the misfortune that can befall someone whose personal information is made publicly available in WHOIS. As a young computer science student, Elliot’s home address was automatically posted after she registered a new domain. “It was not long before I was getting verbally abusive phone calls and assorted objects in the mail from these boys to prove that they knew where I lived, even as they threatened that they wanted me out of the industry and ‘joked’ about sexually abusing me,” she said. Elliott believes the recent uptick in swatting — calling in a false emergency that draws an armed response from police to someone else’s home — is just the latest example of online harassment made possible through exposed personal information.
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How Office 365 balances IT control with user satisfaction
That adds up to a good set of security options that let you focus on the security of the device rather than on trying to control user behavior, but Microsoft didn’t wait until they were ready to put the Outlook name on an app that users had been happily using for months under another name. Rather than only focusing on security improvements, the Outlook team kept on working on feature updates like improving the calendar and address book and letting users customize swipes. And most importantly, it didn’t back away from the idea of using a cloud service to deliver a better user experience, even though not all its enteprise customers were comfortable with the idea of email going into even a secure cloud service.
Stop the inbox insanity! These 4 email managers can sort, organize, and delete for you
SaneBox is like automated triage for your email. It stands sentry at your inbox and prioritizes messages as they arrive. Those deemed important remain in your inbox, while all others are corralled into a SaneLater folder so you can deal with them at a more convenient time. SaneBox learns how to filter incoming email by monitoring which ones you open quickly and which you archive, trash, or, ignore. You can accelerate its learning curve along by moving messages in and out of the appropriate folders as well.
Project Fi Review: Google Masters Wi-Fi Calling, but Needs Better Phones
Republic Wireless has tried and tried but, nearly four years later, they are still struggling to overcome tons of technical problems. The sheer number of complaints on their public forums is a testament to their inability to get even the most basic features working reliably. Their service is replete with caveats and shortcomings, so much so that many have just chosen to avoid them (they only have 300K customers, per articles written). Plus, they have just announced new prices which will have them charging 50% more for cellular data than Google. (Google - $10/gb vs Republic - $15/gb); not to mention the whole list of features that puts Google Fi way ahead of Republic's offering.
Tinder adds verified profiles for people way out of your league
Just like Twitter and Facebook, Tinder is stepping into verified profiles for "notable public figures." Those semi-celebrities will get a blue check mark on their profiles and, consequently, perhaps more attention than they'd like. Tinder announced last year that it was exploring verified profiles for celebrities, but it looks like the feature has taken a while to get up and runnnig. The company isn't offering any details on how people can sign up for verified profiles, but former CEO Sean Rad hinted that it might be based on your Facebook verification status. We'll likely start hearing about the process from the Chosen Ones soon. Overall, it's a pretty unsurprising move for Tinder, since it will help prevent imposters from posing as notable people. But it'll be interesting to see how that little blue check mark starts affecting the service. Swipe right, and pray.
Meet the Micro:bit, the BBC's tiny programmable computer for kids
The BBC has a slew of partners for the Micro:bit, including ARM, Microsoft, Samsung and Barclays. The broadcaster will be giving away 1 million devices to every year 7 student (11 and 12-year-olds) in the UK this October, with the idea being that they'll form the core of their learning and projects. Being so small, students will be able to carry them between classes, compare modifications in the playground and collaborate on assignments. The BBC will also be launching a website later this summer where students can learn how to program the Micro:bit and simulate creations before transferring them to their device.
Comic-Con 2015 preview: who will win SDCC?
Every year southern California becomes home to a geek orgy of singular importance: San Diego Comic-Con. Originally founded in 1970 as a place for comic book enthusiasts to gather and talk, it’s ballooned and transformed over the ensuing decades, and is now better known as a massive Hollywood bulkhead designed to push the biggest of big franchise movies into mainstream consciousness.
5 reasons behind Israel’s startup success
Israel’s current climate was already envisioned by the father of modern Israel, Theodor Herzl in his book Altneuland, a utopian novel published in 1902 about two men, tired of European decadence who travel to a remote island in the Pacific. On their way to the island, they stop in Jaffa (a suburb of Tel Aviv) where they find a backward town by the sea. On their way back from the island, some 20 years later, the city had turned into a free, open and cosmopolitan modern society.
Facebook made billionaires of these 8 people — here's what they're doing now
We're taking a look at Facebook's original billionaires — the young entrepreneurs who made it big after the social network's IPO — to see what they're up to now.
Future 'Dragon Age' add-ons won't come to PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360
The studio confirms that, moving forward, all add-ons released for the game will come only to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It's not clear if this change will also affect title updates, i.e. patches aimed at squashing bugs and maintaining balanced gameplay; we've reached out to publisher Electronic Arts for clarification.
Trekkies, rejoice; your smartphone communicator is coming - CNET
Bluetooth me up, Scotty. An original series "Star Trek" communicator smartphone handset will make you feel like you're exploring strange new worlds.
Attacker who ruined your holiday gaming gets a slap on the wrist
If you were hoping that all of the Lizard Squad attackers who took down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live last holiday would get their comeuppance... well, you'll be disappointed. A Finnish court has convicted Julius Kivimäki (aka "Ryan" and "Zeekill") of a whopping 50,700 charges related to various computer crimes, including data breaches, telecommunication-based harassment and swiping credit card data. It sounds good, but his penalty is limited to a suspended 2-year prison sentence and an order to help fight cybercrime -- a trivial penalty in light of his overall damage. Even if you limit Kivimäki's culpability to the gaming network outage, he was still partly responsible for days of downtime at Microsoft and Sony that frustrated millions of players. While he'll theoretically stay on the straight and narrow for at least a while, the verdict isn't exactly going to scare Lizard Squad's other members into becoming model citizens.
NASA's latest Pluto images actually show a planet
At last, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is sending back images of Pluto that look (slightly) better than brown blobs or pixel art . The probe has delivered a new batch of images from between 7.8 million to 9.2 million miles away, or close enough that the dwarf planet is starting to reveal some meaningful detail. There's still no explanation for those giant spots, but it's evident that there's a "continuous swath" of dark ground near the equator. And if you'd like pictures that are better than fuzzy, you might not have to hold out for too much longer. New Horizons should be considerably closer when it recovers from its recent glitch , and the expected July 14th flyby should produce a ton of extra detail.
Ecobee becomes the first HomeKit thermostat
Like other HomeKit-enabled products, Ecobee3 users can control the thermostat using Siri voice commands. HomeKit can also group multiple actions into “scenes,” for instance letting users turn down the heat and switch off connected lighting with a single command. With an Apple TV as a hub, users can control HomeKit devices with Siri from outside the house as well.
5 insider tips for getting noticed on LinkedIn
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If we’re in June, this must be Brazil
Each one of the trips overseas has come with a unique set of challenges. For China, it wasn’t clear that everyone would have their visas until the day before Thanksgiving—and we left two days after. For India, the schedule itself was tight. I taught my last class of the semester on a Monday night. The next afternoon, I hopped on an airplane. Two days later, at one in the morning, I was to land in Bangalore. Interviews started the next day, so if anything had gone wrong with the timing, the whole thing would be a mess.
Samsung expects seventh straight profit decline in second quarter - CNET
The results would represent the seventh straight decline year over year in quarterly profit for Samsung, which had previously posted five consecutive quarters of record profits but which over the past couple years has been struggling as consumers opt for devices from its rivals, such as Apple. Formerly accounting for two-thirds of Samsung's operating profit, smartphone shipments have been providing a smaller part of company's profit in recent quarters, squeezed in emerging markets by low-cost handset vendors such as Xiaomi and Huawei.
SlimPay Grabs $16.6 Million To Build The Definitive Recurring Payment Solution
And this is key to understanding SlimPay from an American perspective. In the U.S., most online recurring payments take advantage of your credit or debit card. It’s very rare that you link your bank account directly with a newspaper website to pay for your subscription for example. Even for your mobile phone bill you can pay with your credit card.
India’s music-streaming leader Saavn raises $100M, adding 1M users each month
While being an Indian music service might sound like a niche, in fact Saavn has listeners in 150 countries and offers 7 million tracks. And in addition to being one of the leading app downloads for Android phones in India, the company said it plans to launch in August on Windows Phones. Microsoft has said previously it plans to aggressively target India with low-cost phones as it seeks to revive its mobile fortunes.
What I’ve Learned About the Past 13,000 Years - Issue 4: The Unlikely - Nautilus
Jared Diamond asks deceptively simple questions: “What do traditional societies do better than us?” “Why are some nations more resilient than others?” The author of a number of bestselling books, including the Pulitzer prize-winning
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Hackers On Demand
Nathan Moser and Peter Siragusa were working on behalf of Internet marketing company ViSalus to investigate a competitor, which ViSalus had sued for poaching some of its former employees. Next, the government alleges, Moser and Siragusa—a retired, 29-year veteran of the San Francisco police department—recruited two hackers to break into the email and Skype accounts of the competing firm. To cover their tracks, they communicated by leaving messages in the draft folder of the Gmail account "krowten.a.lortnoc"—"control a network" in reverse, according to the indictment.
Billion dollar turnaround: Sony Mobile CEO
He says: “Of course we are using a very good quality of image sensor that our colleagues at Sony created. That’s the craftsmanship in technology that we have to install to provide the best user experience. That sort of craftsmanship in technology is very important — it’s key to becoming more than just a mere smartphone. It takes the quality higher, improves the brand image, and the user experience.”