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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

Group the Loop, Icro and other amazing apps of the week | Cult of Mac

Make sweet, sweet music with Group the Loop, relax with the meditative Cycle, and post pictures of everything with the new version of Icro.


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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.

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.

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.

Julio Ojeda-Zapata on Instagram: “Main event at @comoparkconservatory's Japanese Obon Festival today. Lovely.”

See the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 500M Limited Edition

The 500M is limited to 50,000 units, but Sony says it's possible they might do another run of them in the future.

Meet the new Rainbow Six Siege operators coming in Operation Grim Sky

Another season of Rainbow Six Siege is right around the corner, and of course that means another pair of operators to add to the sizeable group of playable characters. After the two most recent operations offering up two operators on the same side, we are back to having one of each, with Operation Grim Sky bringing one new attacking operator from the US and one new defensive operator from the UK. 

What Your Car Knows About You

With millions of cars rolling off dealer lots with built-in connectivity, auto companies are gaining access to unprecedented amounts of real-time data that allow them to track everything from where a car is located to how hard it is braking and whether or not the windshield wipers are on.

Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant: Which voice assistant is the best?

While Siri has improved in terms of her ability to process and respond to natural language, she still has some ground to cover to match the depth and breadth of Alexa and Google Assistant. I like the seamlessness of "Hey, Siri" for controlling HomeKit devices versus the invocation words you occasionally have to use to manage/control Alexa- and Google-Assistant-enabled products. But, again, Apple has far fewer third-party smart-home partners than either of its competitors. I'd like to see her become more capable at speaking out loud her findings from around the Web.

9 Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger...

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc ( FB.O ) to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.


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The Best Camera Phones of 2018

Phone makers like to tout specs, but spec sheets are largely meaningless nowadays. Manufacturers will go on about megapixels, pixel size, and low-light performance, and while all of these factors are important, we've found that spec sheet promises rarely measure up in real-life performance. Optical image stabilization is another hot buzzword: It's supposed to improve low-light performance, but doesn't always, because the image-processing software has to cooperate properly. You have to read the reviews and check out comparison photos like the one below to get an idea of the difference in camera quality between phones.

Visual effects company MPC reveals modern movie magic

Visual effects considerations increasingly inform how even the film's physical sets are constructed and how the actors are filmed. In one scene in The Jungle Book, Mowgli walks along the gnarled branch of a tree while talking to the panther Bagheera. On the green-screen soundstage, the crew built and lit a lime-green Styrofoam model of the branch for the actor to walk along. His movements, his eye contact with Bagheera, and the lights and shadows all had to match the carefully planned digital elements that would be added later in the resulting footage.

5 ways Samsung's new Bixby speaker can beat Alexa, HomePod and Google Home

Of all the models we've tested, the HomePod again stands out as the best listener. The microphones are very sensitive and can pick up the wake word ("Siri") when you're in another room or even if the speaker is blaring. And that's hard to get right. If Samsung is really going after Apple, it needs to compete on the microphone front, too.

14 Vitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind It | Hacker News

>$1000/mo to a doctor? So what? From OP:"In an interview, he said that working for Quest for four decades — he is currently paid $1,000 a month — hasn’t affected his medical advice." Also from OP:"...Dr. Holick acknowledged he has worked as a consultant to Quest Diagnostics, which performs vitamin D tests, since 1979. Dr. Holick also has extensive financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry. He received nearly $163,000 from 2013 to 2017 from pharmaceutical companies for consulting and other services, according to Medicare’s Open Payments database, which tracks payments from drug and device manufacturers. The companies paying him included Sanofi-Aventis, which markets vitamin D supplements; Shire, which makes drugs for hormonal disorders that are given with vitamin D; Amgen, which makes an osteoporosis treatment; and Roche Diagnostics and Quidel Corporation, which both make vitamin D tests. The database includes only payments made since 2013, but Dr. Holick’s record of being compensated by drug companies started before that."


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16 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.

How to install and use the Titan text-based password manager on Linux

To that end, it's time to start implementing very strong passwords—ones you cannot possibly memorize. With such passwords, you need the ability to retrieve them. That's where password managers come into play. You can toss a rock into the digital void and hit any number of these tools. However, the vast majority of password managers require a GUI. What happens when you want to make use of a password manager on a GUI-less server. That's when you turn to a tool like Titan.


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Recording occurs, but a permanent document doesn’t exist. When the it detects that you’ve said your wake word, it opens a stream to Amazon’s servers. On consumer, they reassemble that stream into an archived recording for ML training, but in Alexa for Business, you can opt out.

How to turn on two-factor authentication in Mozilla Firefox

Two-factor authentication in Firefox is implemented with help from authentication standard TOTP (Time-based One-Time Password), the post said. Apps such as Google Authenticator, Duo, and Authy all use TOTP codes and can be used with two-factor authentication in Firefox. You'll need to download one of these apps before you can enable two-factor authentication in Firefox.

You can't unsee this unsettling 'real-life' Homer Simpson

So what possessed Vasquez to create the monstrosity (or beauty, depending your view)? "What inspired me was the lack of 'real-life Homer Simpson' images on the internet," Vasquez says. "I looked up on Google images of what Homer Simpson would look like in our world and they were just disappointing."

New movies and shows coming to Amazon in September

Fall is nearly here and as we slowly slide into Halloween season, you may as well start on your horror binge. Amazon Prime picked up a few good horror films including The Amityville Horror , Pumpkinhead and Jigsaw . Or, if you'd prefer to watch something a little less scary, there's  Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II .

The first 6 things to do when you get an Amazon Echo

Currently, you can't ask Alexa multiple things at once, like, "What time is it and what's the weather?" However, with Follow-up Mode, you can ask multiple questions back to back without having to say the wake word (Alexa, Computer, Echo or Amazon) each time.

This straight-up audiophile turntable costs less than you think

I wish I could have sonically compared the StudioDeck to the Rega Planar 3 turntable ($945, £550, AU$1,199) I reviewed in 2016, but that turntable was returned to the importer. I definitely think the Planar 3's high gloss finish and glass platter are more attractive, but the StudioDeck's restrained styling should wear well over time. Looking deeper the StudioDeck's tonearm is more easily adjustable, so it will work with a wider range of phono cartridges than the Planar 3. The StudioDeck is also less sensitive to external bumps and shocks than I remember with the Planar 3. The StudioDeck has female RCA phono jacks on its rear side, so it's easy to install audiophile-grade cables, the Planar 3's cables are permanently attached, so you're stuck with what comes from the factory.

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.

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.


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28 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.

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31 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.

Study proves women's pockets are too small for an iPhone | Cult of Mac

A new study finds that the front pocket in women’s jeans average less than half the size of men’s. And that means less than half the brands studied can hold an iPhone X.

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.


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The 10 best smartphones of 2018 | ZDNet

Samsung's Infinity Display continues to take the top spot with every new release, trumping the Apple iPhone X that lived in that spot for a few months. There is 6GB of RAM, the fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile processor, a rear dual aperture camera, another one with super slow motion support (S9 Plus only), the ability to add inexpensive microSD cards, improved Bixby assitant and a hardware button dedicated to its use, Samsung Pay payment technology, wireless and fast charging, IP68 dust and water resistance, a USB Type-C standard port, and traditional 3.5mm headset jack. It also launches with Android 8.0 Oreo. There is nothing missing from the Galaxy S9 Plus and it deserves the top spot.

iPad explodes at Apple's Amsterdam store, customers evacuated

It’s unclear if the tablet burst into the flames: Apple staff at the store were quick to place the device in a container filled with sand. The iPad is said to have continued to emit vapors of some irritating substance, which affected three people there.

Firefox add-on snoops on 200,000 users' browsing activities | ZDNet

Mozilla has quietly removed an add-on from a list of recommended browser bolts-on listed on the Firefox official blog after a researcher discovered the software was covertly logging browser histories.

Securing web sites with HTTPS made them less accessible

If not, it could be closer to 60 seconds, assuming the browser didn’t just time out on the connection. I saw a lot of “the server stopped responding” over the course of a few days.

Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NX: Secure, hardware-encrypted drive you can fit in a pocket | ZDNet

In an era of GDPR, FISMA, FERPA and HIPAA, carrying around unencrypted data really isn't an option for businesses these days, and Apricorn's new Aegis Secure Key 3NX comes in capacities to suit all needs, and in a size that can easily fit into anyone's pocket or bag. And best of all, it's totally operating-system independent, which means that you can use it pretty much anywhere.

Gmail Confidential Mode lets you send top-secret emails on your phone

Confidential Mode gives you tight control over the emails you send. You can set emails to expire after a set amount of time, similar to a Snapchat message, or take away someone's access to a confidential email at any time. The recipient won't be able to forward, copy, print or download a confidential message, but Google points out they can still take screenshots.

How to Convert PDFs to Word Documents

The ways to do this are numerous. Sites like Nitro's PDF to Word Converter will easily do a one-at-a-time conversion in either direction and email you the result. Of course, Nitro would prefer to sell you some software, which is handy if you've got hundreds or thousands of PDFs that need conversion.

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24 times 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' was too cute to handle

This was not me yelling because I couldn't handle the cuteness. This was me shouting at the screen because fuck OFF, DUDE, LET LARA JEAN HAVE HER MAN. You're not her dad, you're not her boyfriend, you're barely even her friend. You're just some weird neighbor that spends too much time outside. What the hell do you care who's giving her a ride home?!

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - Hands On Review

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How to set up a satellite Wi-Fi hotspot for your iPhone, iPad or Android device | ZDNet

The data speeds are also slow. Eye-wateringly slow compared to even 3G speeds. You're looking at a maximum of 10kbps, and that's using Iridium's approved - and highly-optimized - apps (compatible with iOS and Android). This tool is not suitable for regular internet browsing, so will not provide you with a hit of new cat videos when away from civilization.

San Francisco judge orders bail payment in Bitcoin

US assistant district attorney, Abraham Simmons, said that judges are afforded a broad spectrum of discretion when it comes to enforcing bail payments. They can in many ways be tailored to the assets that the defendant has access to, such things as real estate or cars could also be enforced as collateral against bail payments.

The best and worst gaming laptop brands of 2018

Gaming laptops are awesome. In some cases, they are highly configurable powerhouses with their own light shows, and in others, they are bargain machines that offer just enough oomph to play the latest and greatest PC games . But there's a lot to consider when purchasing a gaming notebook, and that includes the brand.

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52 New 2018 iPhone, iPhone X Plus, iPhone 9: Rumors, leaks, and everything we know so far | ZDNet
53 'Forza Horizon 2' leaves the Xbox Store on September 30th
54 Asus takes a little off the sides for its new ROG gaming laptops
55 Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' arrives on mobile devices
56 Recycling in the United States is in serious trouble. How does it work?
57 Things might get steamy with Joyce and Hopper in ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3
58 Developing bionics: How IBM is adapting mind-control for accessibility
59 Jam's splashproof speakers cleverly hide charging cables for hassle-free portability
60 An Introduction to Cloud-Based Database Workloads
61 Twitch is reportedly making a play for YouTube's top talent
62 10 reasons to avoid one-off configurations
63 Charting the Rise and Fall of Teen Social Media Popularity
64 The Disconnect
65 How to use the Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension
66 Go Memory Management - Povilas Versockas
67 Asia Argento reportedly paid off a sexual assault accuser
68 Jack Ryan review: Amazon's action analyst ain't that interesting
69 NASA's Hubble telescope delivers new space stunners
70 Best Apple laptops, tablets, and desktops for students | Cult of Mac
71 How to enable notification dots in Android Oreo
72 The Best Soundbars of 2018
73 The Online Magazine You Can’t Read Online - Issue 63: Horizons - Nautilus
74 How to improve VirtualBox guest performance in five steps
75 Who's the Sharp Objects killer? The top theories, broken down
76 Lego Hogwarts Castle: Cast your eye over the magical photos
77 Why it could soon be much easier to get your hands on NVIDIA GPUs
78 Big data strategy: 5 areas to reassess by mid-2018
79 Automation is great but who's governing your RPA bots? - Tech Wire Asia
80 Heads up: Xbox and Surface devices going cheap in Microsoft eBay sale
81 How to use COUNTIFS() to compare multiple data sets
82 Microsoft’s obsession with Windows is ending, and I couldn’t be happier
83 StarVR One is the most powerful VR headset yet, and you can't have one
84 How to limit app background activity in Android Oreo
85 The Best Desktop Computers of 2018
86 How to edit Linux drive mount point options using a GUI
87 Hume is the amiable, modest, generous philosopher we need today – Julian Baggini | Aeon Essays
88 Why Spotify could be bigger than Pandora in the U.S. in less than 5 years
89 NSW expands digital driver's licence trial to the Eastern Beaches | ZDNet
90 Japan set to deploy English-speaking robots to schools: Report | ZDNet
91 Tesla cars will play video with a future update
92 Before taking that DNA test: Six things you need to know | ZDNet
93 Tumblr is killing off its dot
94 Nokia deploys software-defined solutions across NBN FttC network - Video | ZDNet
95 Australia passes 'revenge porn' legislation - Video | ZDNet
96 Microsoft and Amazon start publicly testing Cortana-Alexa integration | ZDNet