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Nintendo NX release date, news and rumors

Everything you need to know about Nintendo's mystery console

Dropbox's Paper Is Now Open To Everyone And Available On Mobile

The collaboration tool is now available for anyone to use, and has new iOS and Android apps.

Meet Wilson X — the football that’s smarter than you are

Wilson's connected football could arrive near the beginning of the NFL football season. Wilson X football pre-orders will ship September 8.

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In 2014 The Engadget Podcast went into hiding. Now it’s ready to rejoin the world:

Kenny Baker, the actor who played R2-D2, has died at 83

Baker, who stood 3 feet 8 inches tall, portrayed the spunky droid in the original Star Wars films as well as the prequels.

Niantic Says It'll Perma-Ban Pokémon Go Cheaters

Niantic came under fire after it issued the cease and desist letters to programs like Pokevision, which was a live updating Pokémon tracker. People in suburban or rural areas made use of similar programs since finding actual things to interact with is more complicated. The company also wrote a letter to Twitch, which streamed live videos of hacks and cheats on its website.

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What Happens When You Do Drugs and Build Ikea Furniture

There’s only posted two episodes of the show called, sigh, “Hikea,” but it already have almost 16,000 subscribers at the time of this writing. So if you want to get famous on YouTube, do drugs, and assemble furniture (please don’t do this).

SpaceX sticks the landing again after Falcon 9 rocket launch

Landing the booster is integral to the company's long term commercial plans, which include lowering the cost of space flight by reusing pricey rocket boosters. Typically, such components are discarded after each launch, with a new booster rocket used for the next one.

The Size of Countries in Real Life Versus the Size of Countries on a Map

Maps lie. We all learned this at some point in school, when we realized Greenland wasn’t quite the hulking beast of land mass we thought it was. I mean, Greenland isn’t even a third of the size of Australia. And the UK is teeny! Smaller than Japan, the Philippines, and Madagascar. Come to think of it, all of Europe is way smaller than what we imagine it to be on the map.

3 Steps for Adding Video to Your Social Media Marketing : Social Media Examiner

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How to Watch Sunday's SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

SpaceX is set to launch another Falcon 9 rocket on its way to deliver a commercial communications satellite into orbit and, as is tradition, you can watch it live. You just have to be up super early in order to see it.

Did the Apocalypse Just Start?

Over the past 48 hours, compelling evidence has emerged that a long-anticipated End Times is finally upon us. Let’s have a look.

Can Your Terrible Chicken Scratch Break This Handwriting Algorithm?

I’m a writer, so I’ll always have a place in my heart for the handwritten page (partially because I believe in romantic ideas about writing, but also because there is no way I’m using my phone to type out anything beyond a few words).

12 Things You Can Now Do With Windows 10 After the Anniversary Update

Pre-Anniversary Update, tapping the stylus brought up one default app (usually OneNote), but now you get Sticky Notes, SketchBook and screen capture tools as well, plus links to other stylus-enabled apps you can make use of. What’s more, try writing “meeting at 4pm” on a sticky note and you’ll see the event automatically added to your default calendar.

Why this former Google and Amazoner decided to ditch big company life to join a mattress startup

rapid scaling and "very strong demand" enticed him. At massive organizations like Amazon and Google he got to work on wide-reaching projects, but now he has more control. Plus, his new startup life means moving very quickly and having a direct line to the company's founders.

Tesla has big plans to build 3 electric vehicles that nobody wants

The company has now made the seemingly logical decision to expand the segments and sectors that it serves. But it's hard to tell if anyone really wants these vehicles, or whether Musk just thinks they should be on offer. After all, we should note that although Tesla could sell 80,000 vehicles in 2016, the market for electric cars hasn't developed as robustly as anyone thought it would five years ago.

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The Best CRM Software of 2016

CRM software can deliver those benefits because they organize and record the institutional knowledge all businesses maintain about their customers. Employees might use a spreadsheet to pass on information about past sales or share email threads that show a customer has been a loyal patron. But such information is often left to casual word of mouth, which means it's often missing when needed or entirely forgotten. CRM software keeps this information in one place, efficiently organizes it, and makes it possible to take immediate action upon, such as sending a loyal customer a gift card on their birthday or offering an up-sell opportunity to a platform from which you know their business can benefit (based on previous conversations). The key is to select the software that's right for the way your team works. The last thing you want is to see employees fighting new software instead of interacting with the customer.

Apple Seeds macOS Sierra Beta 5 to Developers

macOS offers other new Continuity features, including the ability to unlock your MacBook –avoiding the part where you input your password– by having your Apple Watch on your wrist. Another big addition to the software is Picture-in-Picture support, which will let users pop out a video and continue to watch it while they navigate other apps behind it. The picture can be resized, moved around, and it will stay on the top of other apps as the user moves from one virtual desktop to another.

How to Watch Sunday's SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

SpaceX is set to launch another Falcon 9 rocket on its way to deliver a commercial communications satellite into orbit and, as is tradition, you can watch it live. You just have to be up super early in order to see it.

Megaupload’s Dotcom to appeal U.S. forfeiture of assets ruling

SYDNEY (By Harry Pearl and Charlotte Greenfield for Reuters) — German tech entrepreneur and alleged internet pirate Kim Dotcom will seek a review of a Federal Court decision which rejected his bid to keep hold of millions of dollars in assets held in Hong Kong and New Zealand, his lawyer said.

iPhone 7 Design Drawing Hints Secondary Speaker Holes Could be Solely Cosmetic

The drawing was first surfaced by NWE , and suggests that the secondary speaker holes are purely cosmetic, and won’t serve an auditory purpose at all. The accompanying text, along with the drawing, reads that the area where the 3.5mm headphone jack was replaced, now only sits a microphone and a microphone mesh. There is no mention that there’s a speaker setup behind the holes. That would mean that the majority of the holes would be simply there for looks, while the hole furthest to the right would offer a microphone.

Marriott Is Preparing For Gen Z With An Innovation Lab Hotel

Marriott generally does not own hotels, but rather manages and franchises the properties in its portfolio. The company chose to buy this Charlotte location so it would have more freedom to develop the lab in radical new ways, outfitting it with the latest technology, and testing out new ideas. The company says that as a fast-growing city with a steady stream of business visitors, Charlotte seemed like the ideal location for a beta project. (And given that there may be as many misses as hits in this phase, it's possible Marriott sought out a locale that is more relaxed and less scrutinized than one like New York or San Francisco.) Guests pay standard rates at this hotel and may not realize it's in experimental mode until they arrive.

How to Tell If Someone Is Tracking Your Emails

Not all emails are what they seem. Many messages come with embedded code designed to tell the sender when (and even where) you open them up. It’s a trick often used by marketing companies to work out if you’re actually paying any attention to them, but there are ways of spotting this kind of email tracking.

Stunning underwater Olympics shots are now taken by robots

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Google urgently wants to test superfast wireless broadband in 24 US cities | ZDNet

In a new filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Google has sought a special license to test wireless broadband technologies in the 3.5GHz band across 24 US locations for two years.

Facebook’s next big platform: Your camera

Facebook can’t build everything. For a decade, its strategy has been to provide the canvas, then let developers paint it however they want. That’s because there’ll always be another game. Another app. Another… selfie filter?

6 Better Questions To Ask Yourself Than "Should I Quit My Job?"

Plus, there are a couple of things you can do now to make life easier on your return. First, don’t burn any bridges at your job. Give plenty of notice and prepare everything you can for your replacement. You might not want to work there again, but you should leave with your reputation intact. (It’ll help you get a good reference later.) Second, if you love your job and have a good relationship with your boss, consider that maybe you don’t have to leave permanently. Could you arrange for a sabbatical? Might there be an opportunity for you to freelance for the organization when you get back? Bring these options up and see what your manager says before you give notice.

[Updated] SpaceX is getting good at this: has hit four of five water landings

After seven successful launches in 2016, SpaceX has already broken its previous mark for successful rocket missions during a calendar year, six. Sunday morning's attempt comes a little less than one month after the last flight of the Falcon 9 on July 18, when the Dragon spacecraft delivered two tons of supplies to the International Space Station. Considering the company's launch manifest through December, it is possible SpaceX will make a dozen or more flights of its Falcon 9 rocket in 2016, coming close to reaching its stated goal of a launching once every other week by the end of this year.

PS4.5 reveal likely on tap for Sony's September 7 event

Sony's event takes place at 12pm PT/3pm ET/8pm GMT inside the PlayStation Theater. Stay tuned as we bring you all the latest on the new console, and anything else that might be announced.

Soylent's New Coffee Drink Is Fine

Like any good tech company, Soylent is innovating and punting new products at unwitting consumers. Coffiest is the third product in company’s lineup, joining the flagship Soylent 2.0 liquid food and a powdered form of Soylent 2.0. The new liquid food tastes like a chalky, less sweet version of those bottled Frappuccinos. It’s not the best thing in the world. It doesn’t taste good; rather, it tastes bad in a way I don’t mind. Regular Soylent tastes like thick, chalky soy milk, but adding in the coffee really brings out how synthetic the flavor is.

The Lifehacker Pack for Students

Every year we put together a list of our Lifehacker App packs for each operating system. In the spirit of those lists we figured it was time to put together a list for students getting ready for school. Whether you’re on Windows , Mac , Android , or iPhone , we’ve got you covered.

Brain-controlled robots and VR help paraplegic patients feel and move limbs again | ZDNet

When the Walk Again Project was founded in 2013, an international consortium of scientists had an ambitious goal to teach paraplegic patients to walk using a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton. But a year into the study, they were surprised to discover that the results were even better than they could have imagined: the patients could feel and move their legs again.

Google Pokes fun at 16GB iPhones with New Google Photos Ad

Unfortunately, digital content has improved over the years, and for many iPhone owners out there, picking up a 16GB iPhone also means running out of space relatively quickly. Apps, photos, and videos can all accumulate pretty quickly, which can leave many owners stranded, forced to delete content to make room for whatever new things they want to use in the future.

How (and Why) to Better Organize Your Content Marketing Ideas

I’m a huge proponent of keeping your stack as small as possible. If a tool for one of your existing systems meets your needs for a new one, use it for that too - why have your team learn how to use and remember to check one more app when something they’re already using works just as well?

Hackaday SuperConference: Call for Proposals

The 2016 Hackaday SuperConference is coming. Now is the time to submit your proposal for a talk or a workshop at the world’s greatest conference about hardware creation. The SuperCon is an unparalleled opportunity to present on a deeply technical level where you can be certain everyone in the audience is following. All of those details, the war stories of production, the out-of-stock problems and board respins, the moments when you’ve bent physics to your will, these stories will be met with awe and cheers as the audience of your peers takes the ride along with you.

MacBook Pro with new 'touchscreen strip' won't appear at September 7th iPhone event, says Bloomberg

Apple has been widely criticized for  still selling a four-year-old MacBook Pro model without a Retina display. Mac fans have been waiting anxiously for a MacBook Pro refresh, and the current Retina MacBook Pro is more than 440 days into its cycle, despite refreshes usually appearing every 268 days on average in the past. Apple has not yet announced an official date for its iPhone event (rumored for September 7th), and it's possible the company could now refresh its MacBook Pro line without an onstage event.

Steven Universe Artist Quits Twitter Over Fan Harassment

Steven Universe storyboard artist Lauren Zuke has left Twitter and deleted her account after days of harassment from an aggressive subsection of Steven Universe fans.

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Clone Wars: Why Instagram Will Legally Get Away With Copying Snapchat Stories

Legally speaking, there's nothing wrong with this. Duke law professor Arti Rai says that copyright and trademark laws do not protect the adoption of a feature like Snapchat Stories given the inherent differences in the interfaces of the two apps. "It’s okay to take somebody’s idea so long as your expression of it is different," Rai says. Ideas are a nebulous thing; though they can be protected by patents, Rai notes that they cannot be too "abstract."

The Real Hustle Behind Hampton Creek's Buy-Up Scheme

From a financial perspective, Tetrick says, buying its own product did not jolt sales. He says the buy-back program only cost the company $77,000 in total—a small fraction of Hampton Creek's sales. The company took in $4.6 million in sales at grocery stores (not including sales at Whole Foods) from April 2014 to April 2015, according to market research firm IRI. The following year, Hampton Creek more than doubled the sales it made to $11.8 million, according to the same report. Those figures don’t account for sales at Whole Foods or from food services, which Tetrick claims is Hampton Creek’s main source of revenue. Hampton Creek sells its mayo to 2,300 public schools, 472 universities, and stadiums all over the country.

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How To Dodge Questions About Your Salary History On Job Interviews

Before you go any further, pin those down first. That gives you a baseline understanding of your value, which you can use to counter questions about your earnings history by a hiring manager who's still trying to suss it out. Then—and while it might feel awkward—practice a handful of ways you can communicate that in front of a mirror. Money in general and our market worth in particular aren't things most of us are terribly used to or comfortable discussing. So brush up. Better yet, grab a friend and run through a handful of practice interviews together.

The State Of Apple

Noah Robischon and Rick Tetzeli on the state of the brand.

Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook's Apple

Cook has built on that gift in a way that suits him. Apple’s CEO is a deeply grounded man who has not been blinded by Jobs’s brilliant legacy. Jobs only came to appreciate the incremental nature of innovation during the second half of his life; you get the sense that Cook understood and loved process from birth. This focus on detail is often mentioned as a weakness. But, in the five years under Cook, Apple’s revenue has tripled, its workforce has doubled, and its global reach has expanded rapidly. That’s a remarkable record. Cook has shown a great capacity for getting improvements from every corner of the company, and for then deploying those gains across a wider canvas of software, hardware, and services than Jobs ever had at his disposal. He will never be as flashy as Jobs, but he may just be the perfect CEO for the behemoth Apple has become.

Humans Have Big Brains Because We Are Good At Judging Others

Scientists have long wondered why humans often give without accepting anything in return, or why we tend to help unrelated strangers. Apparently, what others think means a lot to us as a species and that has contributed to the size of our big brains.

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Wanna Swim Like Phelps? Take a Dive Into the Physics of Drag

A 1 percent decrease in the drag coefficient would produce a 0.34 percent increase in speed. That might not seem like much but every bit helps. Let’s take the 400 meter freestyle. US swimmer Katie Ledecky just broke her own world record with a time of 236.46 seconds for an average speed of 1.6916 m/s. If she were able to produce the same power but with 1 percent decrease in drag coefficient, she would have an average speed of 1.6957 m/s with a time of 235.89 seconds.

Facebook to give 'informative' posts more weight

"Facebook lives and dies by the News Feed — if it’s giving people what they want, then people stay longer, see more ads and make more money for Facebook. But if what they see is either not interesting enough or actively turning them off, that’s obviously bad news," says Jan Dawson, chief analyst with Jackdaw Research. "Given the wide variety and constantly changing nature of the content now available in the News Feed, Facebook has to constantly ensure it’s showing the right mix to each user. The good news for Facebook is that it has tons of data on what people actually like to see, click on and react to, and so they have a great base of data on which to make these decisions."

Sorry Folks, Chemtrail Conspiracies Are Bullshit

Those condensation trails in the sky left by aircraft are common, and most of us wouldn’t notice them, but for some, they’re the mark of a secret large-scale spraying program by the government. Well, surprise, no such thing exists (or so the CIA wants you to think). At least, according to science.

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