Ice Cube and his son on the toughest scene in 'Straight Outta Compton'
Ice Cube and his son O'Shea Jackson Jr. chat about the highs and lows of 'Straight Outta Compton.'
Google's Project Ara phone failed the drop test
Google has to find a new way to secure the modules in its modular phone known as Ara, because the device failed the drop test.
'Final Fantasy VII' lands on iOS with built-in cheat codes
If you can't find your old PSOne discs, don't want the PC version and don't have a PS4, there's now one more way to play Final Fantasy VII: on your iPhon
What You Should Know About The 'Dark Web,' An Anonymous Haven For Hackers
Enter the shadowy corner of the web where the Ashley Madison hackers released their data trove.
Engadget Live takes over the Exchange in Los Angeles this Friday!
If you're going to be in Los Angeles, CA this Friday night, join us for the second #EngadgetLive event of the year!
Twitter: A Google company – How it would work
It's not the cheapest solution but it could be the best. Google needs to get social working and Twitter needs a kindly sugar daddy.
Live Reverse Engineering
I started in electronics before the advent of the internet and most solid state components, so getting datasheets and schematics was not easy for me. ...
Fear the Walking Dead review: the terror is in the anticipation
AMC’s The Walking Dead may now be the network’s most reliable ratings juggernaut, but back when it debuted in 2010, things weren’t so certain. Zombies were arguably a played-out cultural trope (in...
ZocDoc Valued at $1.8 Billion in New Funding Round
Founded in New York in 2007, ZocDoc ‘s site helps people find and book medical professionals online for free. Doctors can advertise open appointment slots and fill them more quickly, paying a subscription fee of $3,000 per year for the service.
Tech workers richer but less happy than most workers
Tech workers richer but less happy than most workers
Tech workers would seem to have it all - great pay and plenty of offers - but a new survey finds that they are actually less satisfied than employees in other fields.
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My Q And A With Petteri Lahtela, Whose OURA Ring Will Track Your Sleep
What is the OURA ring, and why did you see a need for it?
Our goal was to create a simple and comfortable way for people to learn how to be fully charged at the start of every day, feel well and be ready to perform at their best. We needed to gain a long-term view on how our body and mind respond to sleep, rest and active life. To get that long-term view on physiological changes in the body, we had to find a unique way to access the data with high accuracy, yet at the same time we wanted to make a very desirable, comfortable and ergonomic design. Through extensive research and prototyping, we found the finger to be an optimum place for accessing comprehensive physiological data -- the OURA ring was born.
Captain America: Civil War Already Has a Meme
The clash of superheroes movie doesn’t come out until May 2016. That hasn’t stopped the Internet.
Playdate: Walking blindly into 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture'
And what better way to do that than by exploring the mystery of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture ? Tune in at 6 pm ET/ 3 pm PT (barring any jank) as Sean Buckley and myself plod through developer The Chinese Room's latest game absolutely blind. Neither of us have played it before, read any reviews or know really anything about the game other than it looks absolutely stunning thanks in no small part to the developer's use of Cryengine . Oh, and as an extreme juxtaposition, we're breaking Rapture 's tranquility to give away five codes for the incredibly frantic Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta on PlayStation 4 . There may be a haiku contest involved so get your syllable-counting fingers ready.
WhatsApp’s web client now works for iPhone users too
However, not everyone has the feature yet — as with many new WhatsApp features, it’s being switched on in stages. How long this takes to arrive for all iPhone users is anyone’s guess; however, WhatsApp is officially listing iPhone support on its web client page, so we can only assume it will be switched on for all imminently.
Introducing IGN Plays Live - IGN
In the beginning, there was IGN Plays…and it was good. Thankfully, the next evolution of our Let's Play series is here: IGN Plays Live. And yes, it's exactly what you think it is. A ton of live gameplay with your favorite IGN editors (and not-favorite editors).
The Apple Watch gets custom watch face thanks to hacked watchOS 2
As it stands right now, there’s no telling whether or not Apple will eventually open up watch face development for the Watch, and let third-party developers make custom creations for owners. Of course, considering how important apps are to Apple and its mobile devices, custom watch faces will hopefully be a real thing for everyone at some point down the road.
Giphy’s New App Turns Your Life Into a Parade of GIFs
“You send me something, I want to react to it,” Leibsohn says. “Now I can react with me. I can make myself the content! And that was what was missing before.” That’s why GiphyCam makes you the star. You can set up backgrounds, effects, or filters, and then point the camera either on you or something else. Tap once on the camera’s shutter button, and it takes a burst of photos that it then stitches into a sort of stop-motion video. Tap and hold, and it shoots a smooth video. Either way, presto: three seconds later you have an endlessly looping GIF ready to be shared to social networks or saved to your phone. It’s you—surrounded by thumbs-ups, floating through space, or dropping the Deal With It glasses onto your face.
The wealthiest people in the world under 35
, a firm that does research and net-worth valuations on ultra-high net worth individuals, compiled a list of the richest people in the world under 35.
Apple narrows gap with Samsung in global smartphone sales
Apple narrows gap with Samsung in global smartphone sales
Global smartphone sales recorded slowest growth rate since 2013.
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Giphy Cam app makes creating a GIF as simple as sharing a photo on Instagram
Although Giphy Cam’s creation tools resemble Instagram’s photo-editing and filter options, there is no social feed, user profiles, or follow buttons. Apparently this was a deliberate move on Giphy’s behalf. The company wanted to make the app a creation tool, not a social network, according to Logan. This sets it apart from Path’s new Kong app , and Phhhoto , which also rely on your phone’s camera to stitch together burst images into GIFs that you can filter and share with friends. On Kong and Phhhoto, you can like other users’ selfie GIFs and add users to your home screen on the app to always see what GIF they just created.
Daily App Deals: Grab these limited time discounts on Brave Guardians TD, ProCamera 8 + HDR and more (August 20)
We have some great apps for you today that are discounted for a short duration in the App Store, including Brave Guardians TD, ProCamera 8 + HDR and others. Some deals may expire quickly — even on the same day of this post. If there is a discounted app that you like, grab it while it is still on sale.
Department Of Defense Investigates Thousands of Military Emails Leaked By Ashley Madison Hack
It’s not just your average Tom, Dick, and Harry whose information was leaked as part of the Ashley Madison hack. Thousands of military email addresses were also exposed by the data dump, and the Department of Defense (DoD) is concerned.
So Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Is Actually Getting Kinda Serious
The partnerships with Oerlikon and Aecom are a big endorsement, suggesting the prototype may be a real thing, not an idea whipped up by Don Quixote. It shows the project is worthy of time and effort from two publicly traded companies with shareholders to answer to. And these companies know what they’re doing. Oerlikon has been in the vacuum business for more than a century, and has worked on projects like the large hadron collider at CERN.
HP revenue falls on weak PC sales, lower demand for services
Hewlett-Packard Co ( HPQ.N ) reported a drop in revenue for the fourth straight quarter, hurt by weak PC sales and lower demand from corporates for its services.
Uber failed to screen out criminals from its drivers, prosecutors say
Uber has failed to screen out criminals from its drivers, prosecutors allege, including 25 drivers who had been convicted of crimes including murder, sex offenses, kidnapping, and assault.
Microsoft beats Google to the punch: Bing for Android update does what Now on Tap will do
Microsoft today is introducing a major new capability to its Bing Search app for Android . Now when you want more information on the people, places, and things you’re reading about, you can hold down the home button to get contextual information and take related actions courtesy of Bing, without switching apps.
Nintendo drops the 2DS to $100
Anyone who's been holding out for a new Nintendo handheld, we really hope you didn't buy a 2DS last night. Nintendo has dropped the retail price of the 2DS -- its dual-screen, non-3D handheld -- from $130 to $100. The 2DS is a single plastic block (no clamshell) with two screens, an analog pad, directional pad, four action buttons and a stylus, and it plays most of the games available on the 3DS and DS. The $100 2DS includes a digital copy of Mario Kart 7 , just like the former, pricier version.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review
Samsung's Note line of phones has always been about three things: a huge screen, outsized performance, and a stylus. But now, with the Galaxy Note 5, two of those three things aren't so special anymore. Every Android phone is big now, and almost all of those big phones are fast and powerful. And more than any of them, Apple's iPhone 6 Plus has been eroding Samsung's claim to phablet dominance. The rest of the world caught up with the Galaxy Note.
We tested this feature with over 220,000 customers across different types of businesses and found that displaying a translated Checkout converts significantly better for many companies—in particular, where the rest of their website is translated. For those sites, revenue from non-English speakers increased by between 7 and 12 percent —a huge jump for one tiny checkout change.
Huh? Schools Think Kids Don’t Want to Learn Computer Science
But while that relative lack of access may be a hurdle, Busteed believes that the proliferation of mobile tech creates more options. Regardless of race or gender, the study showed, 90 percent or more of students had access to the Internet through a phone or a tablet. “Almost everybody has access to the Internet through that avenue,” Busteed says. “There may be something to think about in considering opportunities for computer science education through that route.” Schools are also experimenting with other ways to teach students the fundamentals of computer science—computational thinking, for instance—without actual computers.
Bugatti is making a car for Gran Turismo that hints at its next real supercar
Bugatti is the world's most exclusive super sports car brand and Bugatti cars are only available to an extremely small group of automobile connoisseurs. At the same time Bugatti is admired and loved by countless people throughout the world. We highly appreciate this enthusiasm. The ‘Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo' will make our brand available to them as well as to gamers and high-performance aficionados throughout the world, only very few of whom will be able to afford a real Bugatti. They can all benefit from the success of our brand. This is a project for our fans.
A Guide To Every Doc Mocked In Bill Hader and Fred Armisen's "Documentary Now!"
The Source Documentary: Grey Gardens
The Episode It Inspired: "Sandy Passage"
This seminal documentary , and the HBO movie it inspired, follows the peculiar lives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis relatives, Big Edie Beale and her daughter Edie. Most of the runtime is devoted to exploring the reclusive duo's current eccentricities and the detritus of their shared and separate pasts. On the show, Armisen and Hader play Vivvy and "Little" Vivvy Van Kimpton, a similar mother and daughter living in a decrepit country home called Sandy Passage. At a certain point in "Sandy Passage," though, the story takes a turn Grey Gardens fans may not expect.
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5 Minimalistic Blurred iPhone Wallpapers
Usually my go-to wallpapers are just simple, blurred wallpapers. Just because there is usually at least one out there that will match any theme you’re rockin’ on your device. So here’s a few that I’ve used before that I think look great.
Copying Apple Watch won’t make Samsung’s Gear S2 any better (or worse)
It’s not to say there aren’t any Philo Farnsworths living among us, but the best innovators today are able to take existing ideas and make them better, simpler and more useable. It’s well documented that Antonio Meucci was the original inventor of the telephone, but it was Alexander Graham Bell who developed the most practical design got most of the fame and fortune for it. And, let’s face it, Steve Jobs didn’t exactly invent the smartphone either. But he and his team designed the best possible package for it.
365 Days Completed, Initiate Health Recovery, And Other Emotionless Greeting Cards
Nothing feels less special than finding out it's someone else's birthday on your birthday. But today is all about me , you might think, and according to the average American childhood, you would not be wrong. Today is also about everyone else whose birthday is today, though, an unsettlingly robust list digitally dispatched through Facebook. Because social media now makes its users more keenly aware of others' birthdays than ever, the subsequent birthday messages have gotten more rote than ever.
The worldwide smartphone market is slowing down
In terms of predicting the future, it looks as if there's a growing divide between the dirt-cheap manufacturers and firms that are still producing higher-end Android phones. Huawei, ZTE, TCL and Micromax are all considered success stories having turned their attentions to India and other emerging markets. Sony, HTC and Samsung, to a lesser extent, are all marked down as losers that "struggled to achieve growth at the high end of the market." Given how cheap it is to enter the Android phone business, there's no shortage of companies who want to undercut the established players. If that continues, however, it's not going to be long before we see more than just HTC being put on a watch list .
The Internet Has Descended Upon The Fat Jew, But What About F*ck Jerry?
I'm not arguing that what the Fat Jew has been accused of doing isn't wrong. Plagiarism is never okay. However, to those who say he is a talentless hack, you're only half right. So if you're looking to go after someone who is solely profiting off the ideas of others, take your pitchforks elsewhere.
Spredfast acquires Shoutlet, merging two social media management platforms
Spredfast’s CEO Rod Favaron said, “The space is thinning out,” referring to a dwindling number of social media management players, particularly that serve enterprise customers. A large number of social management platforms have been acquired, including Buddy Media, Vitrue, Involver, Context Optional, Wildfire Interactive, and Expion. Several others have shuttered, like Awareness and Syncapse.
Nintendo gives its 2DS handheld a welcome price drop
is a leading global media company that informs, inspires and entertains the digital generation. Mashable is redefining storytelling by documenting and shaping the digital revolution in a new voice, new formats and cutting-edge technologies to a uniquely dedicated audience of 42 million monthly unique visitors and 24 million social followers.
Two-year contracts are nearly extinct: Now that Sprint killed them off, only AT&T remains
New and existing customers using Sprint’s service will now pay full price up front for phones or lease the device, paying it month-by-month over the course of two years, which is the trick that the monthly plans tend to pull to make the phone more affordable, while still having some sort of long-term commitment even without the contract.
What ants teach us about the brain, cancer and the Internet
Ecologist Deborah Gordon studies ants wherever she can find them — in the desert, in the tropics, in her kitchen ... In this fascinating talk, she explains her obsession with insects most of us would happily swat away without a second thought. She argues that ant life provides a useful model for learning about many other topics, including disease, technology and the human brain.
Twitter Expands Its Program For Ads Outside Twitter
As for the new features, Twitter says advertisers no longer have to focus on drive mobile app installs or re-engagements — they can also set an objective to drive tweet engagements or video views. To support that, Twitter is also introducing new ad formats, with tweet engagement campaigns automatically transformed into interstitial and native ads in other apps, and Promoted Video campaigns becoming video ads. When you see these ads, you’ll have the ability to retweet or favorite them, directly in the ad unit.
Turn your videos into gloriously low-quality VHS-era clips with this app - CNET
VHS Camcorder from Rarevision basically turns your phone into a 1980s- and 1990s-era camcorder, complete with the time and date stamp that was in virtually every home video from those days. The date is spoof-able, so you can set it to display basically any date if you want to trick your friends. It even has the white play text in the top left corner, something anyone who has ever used a VHS player has probably seen many times.
Vulnerability in enterprise-managed iOS devices puts business data at risk
A vulnerability in the iOS sandbox for third party applications, like those installed by companies on their employees' devices, can expose sensitive configuration settings and credentials.
Yep, July Was The Hottest Month in Recorded History
We suspected it was coming , and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just confirmed: July 2015 was, without a doubt, the hottest month in recorded history. Hot damn.
Twitter closes level with its $26 per share IPO price
Earlier in the day, the stock had fallen below $26 for the first time even, taking even the earliest Twitter buyers officially into the red.
The FBI Has Clinton’s Email Server. Now What?
“If we load it up in our forensic utilities and find file utilities or things like that, we could start searching for email types, or the unallocated areas of the drive, the areas that the file system thinks is free space but may not be. It may have fragments of files and things like that in it,” explains Chozick. “Say it’s an Exchange server. Exchange servers use EDB file as the container for all email. We would do a file header search for EDB files—all files have several bytes of data on the front of the file to tell the file what type it is—so we would search for signatures of what an EDB file looks like.”
U.K. Wants to Remove Links to Stories About Removing Links to Stories
The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office on Thursday ordered Google Inc. to remove links to a flurry of news stories that detailed one of the first cases in which the search engine had granted a removal under Europe’s new right to be forgotten.
GitHub’s top coding languages show open-source is everywhere
Another language on the rise among GitHubbers? Swift, Apple’s language for building apps on the iPhone, iPad, and the Mac (the language doesn’t show up in the graph, but in the raw data GitHub sent to WIRED, it now ranks at number 18 on the list). The reasons for this are different. Swift is on the rise because it’s brand new and it’s designed for the world’s most popular smartphone. But its presence is another nod to growing importance of open source.
Twitter shares tumble below IPO price
Twitter shares fell below their $26 initial public offering price on Thursday, less than a month after co-founder Jack Dorsey warned it would take a while before Twitter is able to reverse a slowdown in user growth.
Media stocks in fresh slide led by Disney
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Samsung's fast wireless charger is available for pre-order, sort of
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ , it also revealed a fast wireless charging pad that takes advantage of the smartphones' new, speedier Qi charging spec . Well, you can now pre-order that charging pad... in a manner of speaking. The $70 peripheral is available to purchase on Samsung's website as I write, but dropping it in your cart reveals that it's back-ordered and doesn't have an estimated ship date. You'll be waiting an unspecified number of weeks before this is sitting on your desk, then. If you can afford to wait, however, it could be a good complement to Samsung's latest supersized devices -- you won't have to wait ages to top up your phone just because you hate cables.
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Recycling water is key for astronauts on the International Space Station since sending water to the crew is heavy and expensive. The current systems work well and the tech is being used here on Earth in places where clean drinking water is in short supply. In an effort to increase efficiency, astronauts will test a new filtration system from Aquaporin Space Alliance. The so-called AquaMembrane employs nanotechnology and proteins to transform waste water (sweat and urine) into clean drinking water, proteins that regulate water in living things like human kidneys and bamboo shoots. Those aquaporin proteins are situated on a membrane and as water passes through tiny protein tubes, an electrostatic charge stops things like salt from getting through. The water flows continuously from side to side without using extra energy thanks to forward osmosis.
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Donde Fashion lets you tap your way to your next fabulous outfit
Donde Fashion accomplish this experience through a machine learning algorithm that Zakay said the team developed in-house. Combining both text and machine vision, Donde’s algorithm is designed to tag fashion products based on how people understand an item’s different features. So, the app can discern in its database between a round-neck and a v-neck, and serve results accordingly.
Police Arrest Men For Spreading Popcorn Time Information - TorrentFreak
Police in Denmark have arrested the alleged operators of two Popcorn Time guide websites. The domains of both operations have also been seized by the authorities. The case is controversial in that both sites were Popcorn Time information resources and neither linked to copyright-infringing material.