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Don Cheadle Revisits the Time Mark Ruffalo Spoiled INFINITY WAR’s Ending | Nerdist

Imagine if you had co-workers who constantly revealed company secrets in public. For the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's an ongoing concern. Tom Holland may have spoiled the fate of Spider-Man right before a screening of Avengers: Infinity War, but that pales in comparison to Mark Ruffalo. Last summer, Ruffalo blurted out the ending for Infinity War on Good Morning America as an incredulous Don Cheadle sat next to him. Earlier this week, Cheadle was forced to relive that moment when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Cheadle clearly seemed embarrassed when Jimmy Kimmel played the clip on his show. But in Kimmel's defense, it was kind of hilarious to see the look of horror on Cheadle's face as Ruffalo spilled some of Infinity War's most closely guarded secrets. Cheadle even confirmed that Ruffalo almost said "half" before changing it to "everybody." At the time of that GMA interview, the vast majority of the media outlets assumed Ruffalo was only kidding. It didn't become an obvious

IBM's 'smart' lake could be the solution to deadly red tides

IBM and members of The Jefferson Project are trying to figure out why algae blooms happen by turning Lake George into the smartest lake in the world.

When You’re Hot, You’re Hot: Career Successes Come in Clusters

Bursts of brilliance happen for almost everyone. Explore the “hot streaks” of thousands of directors, artists and scientists in our graphic.

11 reasons why Aretha Franklin truly is the Queen

There are many more reasons, of course. But here’s a taste of what made her great.

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The best phone camera isn't the one with you -- it's one of these

Three cameras and a mirrored purple back delineate the Huawei P20 Pro from other phones. But how does it compete with the likes of the iPhone X, Galaxy S9 Plus and Pixel 2? To find out I took hundreds of photos and videos in a variety of environments.

Amazon could be working on a DVR box to record live TV

In what is already a very crowded space, the Amazon Frank would be another box for getting content up on your big screen. Whether it would also have the same apps and capabilities as a Fire TV device remains to be seen.

Yahoo Small Business Web Hosting

To get an indication of each service's stability, I use a website-monitoring tool to track my test sites' uptime over a two-week period. Every 15 minutes, the tool pings my website and sends me an alert if it is unable to contact the site for at least one minute. You'll want year-round stability, of course, but two weeks is generally enough to get a decent performance snapshot. In this case, the data revealed that Yahoo Small Business is incredibly stable. In fact, it didn't go down once.


1. Women’s sizes in anything especially pants make 0 sense. Absolutely none. 2. I understand why they use purses they have little pocket room if any at all. 3. Sometimes it looks like they have pockets but they’re fake. Women’s clothing needs revamped. It’s garbage.

Johnson Controls Cortana-powered thermostat to work with Alexa, Google Assistant | ZDNet

The GLAS thermostat, which uses a Snapdragon 410E embedded platform, has a translucent OLED touchscreen display for controlling temperature, monitoring indoor and outdoor air quality, and checking the weather. It also can detect when users are home or in the office and adjust settings to insure energy efficiency. And via Cortana, the thermostat also can provide users with information about their schedules, traffic, and more.

Battlefield 5: Every Weapon in the New Trailer - IGN Video

Check out 18 weapons you may have missed from the Battlefield 5 Gamescom trailer! Sources:

Google is getting ready to debut its own smart speaker with screen | Cult of Mac

The news that Google might build its own smart speaker with a display is no great surprise. While it lags behind Amazon in market share, Google’s Google Home speaker has been successful at carving out a piece of the market. Earlier this year, Google introduced its Smart Display platform which allows partners such as Lenovo, LG Electronics and Sony to build their own Echo Show-style devices, using Google technology. However, up until now Google has not manufactured its own device in this category.


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Apple's 'entry-level' MacBook may land in September with a not-so-budget price

Both of these new pro-grade iPads will reportedly, at last, use USB-C charging ports rather than Lightning, paired with 18W power adapters for faster charging. We’ve seen Apple widely adopt USB-C in its laptops and desktops, and with iPad Pro line being more tangential to those devices, we could totally see USB-C being used here.

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12 Google is said to be looking to launch a smart display

The new product would take on Amazon’s Echo Show in the increasingly crowded smart speaker market. While Google’s Home device currently competes with Amazon’s Echo smart speakers, Google doesn’t currently have a smart speaker with a built-in display as the Echo Show has. While Google’s new smart display would still rely on voice commands as the primary means of interaction, it would also allow users to view maps and directions and watch YouTube videos. But that will change later this year, according to a report from Nikkei . As one source told the publication: “Google targets to ship some 3 million units for the first batch of the new model of smart speaker that comes with a screen. It’s an aggressive plan.”

We listen to $8,200 worth of headphones for a Sennheiser review

For the HD 820 review Sennheiser also sent along a HD 800S, and I'm glad they did! It didn't take long to discover the 800S and 820 sound more different than I expected. They look so similar and share the exact same 56mm ring radiator driver. Both are high-impedance 300 ohm designs, but the HD 820's concave Gorilla Glass covers seal out external noise. The covers also prevent the headphones from "leaking" sound to anyone nearby. By contrast the HD 800S is an open-back design that has a metal grille that lets in external noise, and people nearby can hear sound from the headphone.


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The one thing nobody understands about MoviePass

When we started Netflix (in the by-mail days), we realized we had more demand for hit titles than we could satisfy, so we went to the studios and said, "Give us three times the copies for twice the price." They said, "Why should we do that?" So Netflix went out and bought its own movies at three times the norm and showed the studios that revenue sharing could maximize their returns... and now today everyone is on revenue sharing. It became the norm.

16 Apple reassures customers after teen is busted for hacking its secure network

During these intrusions, he downloaded 90GB of secure files -- which he stored in a folder with the title "hacky hack hack" -- and accessed customer accounts, the Children's Court heard on Thursday.



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19 The day my Twitter account was hacked and left to rot out in the sun

At 5:30 the next morning, I received a message from a close friend I've known for over 10 years. After seeing that Shadow Serrels had blocked him, he took it to heart and got upset. He thought the block was deliberate, that I wanted to cut ties. He sent a quick message, "So it's like that, huh?" He blocked me on Twitter and unfriended me on Facebook fully intending, I suspect, to never speak with me again.

Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies DLC Release Date Announced - IGN

The teaser trailer below reveals that these stories include a take on Romeo & Juliet, in a world filled with zombies, where Romeo is "a mashup of all the monsters you can think of." One other attempts to combine Return of the Living Dead and Bridges of Madison County.

New to Alexa? Try these 7 skills first

Setting up your Flash Briefing is another great thing to do with a brand-new Alexa speaker. Out of the box, it will tell you things like the forecast and things you should try with your new speaker. But you can customize this to include news from your favorite outlets.

Can this screen make you swoll?

If you've ever used a coaching app on your phone like Sweat or Sworkit, it's pretty much the same concept, but on a much larger screen: The coach demos the move you're about to do, and then you join in. But Tonal takes it to the next level, because the machine knows when you're engaging the cables, it can count reps for you, and the coach actually waits for you to finish your reps before moving on to the next exercise. The machine may not be able to correct your form, like a real-life trainer would, but it felt a lot more interactive than just following along with a demo video on my phone.

Dr. Pimple Popper on the one thing even she finds disgusting

I don't put things on that are life threatening, like cancer, because I don't think that that's nice for me to do. Even though they're anonymous, I want to respect them, and they've obviously agreed to do this so I'm not gonna just exploit them. I've definitely posted scrotal calcinosis, where you have cysts on the scrotum. This guy was like 24, never had a girlfriend, his parents don't even know ... I think it's important to show people that this is something that you can have and you're normal. He didn't know anyone else who had ever had it. He didn't know what this was. It was a big deal for him to see me in the first place.

Netflix Cancels Joel McHale and Michelle Wolf's Talk Shows - IGN

Per  THR , the two shows reportedly did not garner enough of a viewership to warrant renewals from Netflix. Both series premiered on the streaming service earlier this year.

How to integrate your Thunderbird profile with your Twitter account

Do you use Thunderbird? And does your business depend upon Twitter to spread the word of your services? If this is you, you might find it more efficient if you could tweet from the same app you email from. Fortunately, the developers of the open source email client Thunderbird thought of that. With a quick and easy setup, you can have your Twitter account integrated into Thunderbird. This integration doesn't offer all the bells and whistles of a standard Twitter client or the Twitter website. In fact, all you can do is view your Twitter home feed and tweet. There's no direct messaging, seeing trends, or even viewing notifications. You get to read and post—that's it. But what more do you want, especially when efficiency is the name of the game. So, how to you set up this integration? Let me show you.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone X Speed Test

The Galaxy Note 9 packs 6GB RAM and an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chip running at 2.7GHz. Then there’s the iPhone X packing 3GB RAM and an A11 Bionic chip which is soon approaching its first anniversary. This should translate into the Note 9 beating the iPhone X handily in benchmarks and real-life use.

Jam's splashproof speakers cleverly hide charging cables for hassle-free portability

Michigan-based audio brand Jam isn’t looking to reinvent the wheel with its new range of Bluetooth speakers – but it is trying its darnedest to make them look cute as buttons, while surviving pool parties and days out at the beach.

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Here it is. The''btw ''... 'The report claims that some board members are concerned that Musk “has on occasion used recreational drugs,” and his habit of taking Ambien to help him sleep sometimes leads to late night tweets that cause chaos'

29 Tesla shares sink after analysts warn on Model 3 margins, Musk...

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc’s ( TSLA.O ) shares slumped as much as 9 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Elon Musk told the New York Times that his tweet last week about taking the company private was not reviewed by anybody.

Firefox users beware: This popular add-on could steal your browsing history

"The add-on Web Security is, as the name says is, a security add-on, that protects the user from abusive websites to protect their data and privacy. We do not want sites to track and steal the users data or browsing history. One of the security aspects includes checking the requested site against a global blacklist, thus the communication between the client and our servers is unavoidable, while we keep it to a absolute minimum and do not log this communication. Our Servers are all in Germany, thus we are also bound by GDPR and only process data for the specified reasons.

Here's what we can expect from next month's Apple event (maybe) | Cult of Mac

Apple could introduce three new iPhones, two new iPads and an entry-level MacBook at its September event, according to a new report based on supply chain info.

OWC Thunderbolt 3 adapter takes MacBook Pro to 10 Gbps | Cult of Mac

Don’t be jealous of the 10Gbps Ethernet port in the iMac Pro. OWC introduced an adapter for your MacBook’s Thunderbolt 3 port to connect to networks at the same massive speeds.

Report: Intel's 10nm Delay Led to a 2018 MacBook Redesign

Apple was apparently planning to use Intel's new 10nm processors in the MacBook refresh, but with those chips being delayed until late 2019, Apple was forced to perform a redesign and use 14nm Kaby Lake chips instead.

Intel Coffee Lake Refresh leak reveals new S-series performance processors

The documents also show Intel’s first mainstream Core i9 octa-core CPU has been given a special S-series designation and the company’s first soldered head spreader (called the Solder Thermal Interface Material) in a very long time. For the last several generations, Intel’s chips have only made use of internal layer of thermal compound to transfer heat from the processor dies to the exterior heat spreader, much to the derision from enthusiast PC builders and overclockers.

New 2018 iPhone, iPhone X Plus, iPhone 9: Rumors, leaks, and everything we know so far | ZDNet

And since someone is bound to ask, as for how much RAM, I don't know. The current crop of iPhones come with 3-gigabytes, while the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus come with 4- and 6-gigabytes, respectively. Apple generally doesn't go adding components just to put on the spec sheet - primarily to keep costs down - so I wouldn't be surprised if this year's iPhones come with 4-gigabytes.

Android 9 Pie review: Google gets more thoughtful

Android 9 Pie is a massive, AI-infused software update, and it’s generally a pleasure to use. The handful of features made possible by machine learning are helpful additions, but there’s much more to Pie than that. Google has done a lot nipping and tucking to make Android itself easier to use, and some system-level changes give the platform room to grow in some important ways. Not everyone will love the changes Google made here -- power users in particular -- but overall, it’s a thoughtful, worthy update that will only get better when even more features arrive later this year.

37 'Forza Horizon 2' leaves the Xbox Store on September 30th

We hope you weren't thinking of scoring Forza Horizon 2 on the cheap now that Horizon 4 is almost here. Turn 10 and Microsoft are removing the open-world arcade racer and its add-ons from the Xbox Games Store on September 30th. You can still play it if you have a copy, but you'll have to shell out for one of the later games if you just have to get your fix. The developer didn't explain the move beyond saying that the title was "end of life."

38 Netflix purges all user reviews like it said it would

Netflix probably had reasons other than the section's decline in use, as well. For instance, it had to deal with issues like "review bombing" by trolls hoping to bring down a show's rating back when it used stars instead of the thumbs up-down system. Netflix might have decided that reviews don't lead to enough views to warrant spending resources on policing them. It has a "percentage match" system that suggests titles based on previous ones you've watched, after all, so there's probably very little incentive for the platform to keep the reviews section running.

Buyer's remorse: Phones, tablets and more tech purchases we regret | ZDNet

Regrets, we've had a few. Exploding phones. Just plain useless phones. Unstable devices and not-very-smart devices. Hardware that was obsolete before we got it setup. Stuff we wish we'd never heard of.

A Raspberry Pi-style computer you can build yourself: Blueberry Pi | ZDNet

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Fake America great again

I created the clip of Cruz using OpenFaceSwap, one of several face-switching programs that you can download for free. You need a computer with an advanced graphics chip, and this can set you back a few thousand bucks. But you can also rent access to a virtual machine for a few cents per minute using a cloud machine-learning platform like Paperspace. Then you simply feed in two video clips and sit back for a few hours as an algorithm figures out how each face looks and moves so that it can map one onto the other. Getting things to work is a bit of an art: if you choose clips that are too different, the result can be a nightmarish mishmash of noses, ears, and chins.

Open-source vulnerabilities which will not die: Who is to blame? | ZDNet

The Equifax incident was due to a bug which was patched, exploits surfaced only days later, and within two months, this caused one of the biggest data breaches to date. This should serve as a reminder for both open-source developers and companies taking advantage of open-source components that security is not the responsibility of just one or the other -- but rather, it must be a collaborative effort.

Google Cloud rolls out prepackaged AI services aimed at business functions | ZDNet

Google's approach is worth noting because the cloud giants--AWS and Microsoft Azure--are likely to do something similar. The reality around AI is that there are specific industry use cases--think oil and gas, retail and manufacturing--but a broad set of functions that every company will need to use.

New shows and movies coming to Hulu in September

Hello, September, and a big hearty "welcome back!" to all your favorite fall TV shows. From quirky comedies like The Good Place to reality powerhouses like The Voice, there's no shortage of series premieres to watch on Hulu. You can also check out the return of Hulu's original talk show I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman.

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Asus takes a little off the sides for its new ROG gaming laptops

Asus shaved a few millimeters off the height of the new Zephyrus, along with adding a better display -- it has just as fast a response time as the other models, but without the big, heavy side bezels.

47 Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' arrives on mobile devices

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) digital privacy advocacy group thinks that this new mode isn't secure at all, and might even lend users a false sense of security. Confidential mode is not encrypted end-to-end, so Google could in fact read your messages in transit. In addition, the EFF points out that expiring messages do not, in fact, disappear from your Sent mail, which means they are retrievable. Also, if you use an SMS passcode, you might need to give Google your recipient's phone number (if the company doesn't already have it). That means that Google now has another bit of personal data — an email connected to a phone number.

Recycling in the United States is in serious trouble. How does it work?

When recycled goods get picked up by the state's waste management corporation, they are taken to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where everything is separated and packaged up to be sent to another facility where it's processed depending on the material.

Heroic vandal massively improves Facebook's bus shelter adverts

Which is why I’m so grateful to the enterprising (and, dare I say, heroic) vandal who saw fit to “improve” some of Facebook’s bus stop adverts in London . With a bit of paper and sellotape, the artist known as Protest Stencil has made Zuckerberg’s adverts 100 percent more truthful.

50 Tencent-backed Qutoutiao files for U.S. IPO

(Reuters) - Chinese content aggregator Qutoutiao Inc, which is backed by technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, filed for an initial public offering of up to $300 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

51 Google Play promised to ban cryptocurrency mining apps, but we found tons
52 Arm on Windows 10, Chromebooks: Can its new chips challenge Intel on desktop? | ZDNet
53 Things might get steamy with Joyce and Hopper in ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3
54 Developing bionics: How IBM is adapting mind-control for accessibility
55 The Morning After: Amazon might buy a movie theater chain
56 After employee revolt, Google says it is “not close” to launching search in China
57 An Introduction to Cloud-Based Database Workloads
58 Twitch is reportedly making a play for YouTube's top talent
59 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the biggest Smash game ever
60 Google's Firebase adds in-app messaging and new Crashlytics integrations
61 Tesla whistleblower alleges drug trafficking, illegal surveillance at Nevada Gigafactory
62 Artificial Intelligence Starts with Data | Transforming Data with Intelligence
63 Report: Google to Unveil Echo Show Competitor This Year
64 SNES Party lets you play classic ROMs with friends online
65 Nickelodeon’s ‘Double Dare’ finds new life in Facebook Messenger
66 Elon Musk says past year “the most difficult and painful year of my career”
67 The best consoles and games to play in the dorm
68 How to send a fax from your iPhone
69 How to use secure copy with ssh key authentication
70 You can't unsee this unsettling 'real-life' Homer Simpson
71 Biggest games of E3 2018
72 The best smart home gadgets for newbies
73 How to customize system extensions in macOS
74 MongoDB: how to use the JSON Schema Validator
75 32-Bit vs. 64-Bit OSes: What's the Difference?
76 6 styles of project leadership and how to use them effectively
77 Charlie Lake Cave: A Gully of Buried Treasure 10,500 Years Old
78 Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Apple Watch 4 rumors: should you wait?
79 Sean Murray on the Present, Past and Future of No Man's Sky - IGN
80 See the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 500M Limited Edition
81 How to check package dependencies with apt-rdepends
82 The Best Cheap Cell Phone Plans You've Never Heard Of
83 How to migrate your current virtual machines to an Antsle cloud server
84 This straight-up audiophile turntable costs less than you think
85 What Disney's Star Wars land and hotel will look like
86 The Secret Strategic Plans of Darius the Great
87 iPhone X vs. Google Pixel 2 XL: Which flagship phone is the best?
88 How to combine SSH key authentication and two-factor authentication on Linux
89 China’s patriotism drive risks ostracising its intellectuals
90 Charging Your Phone Overnight: Battery Myths Debunked
91 The cheap, easy way to make those old game cartridges as good as new
92 How to install nextCloud 13 on Ubuntu 18.04
93 Shadow banning: What it is -- and what it isn't
94 Basically, stop complaining about smartphones at museums
95 Forgot your Mac password? 3 ways to unlock startup disks encrypted with Apple's FileVault
96 The Best TVs of 2018