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'Outreach' is a space adventure game set in the Cold War

Unravel a mystery on board a Soviet military space station.

More new Pokémon revealed for Sun and Moon, and one is a pile of sand

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Forget range anxiety: EVs could replace 90% of today's cars … via @computerworld

This Guy Made a Replica of The Computer That Helped the Robinson Family 50 Years Ago

If you’re a fan of 1960s sci-fi shows, then you probably recognize the computer in the video above. Everybody from the Robinson family to Bruce Wayne had one and to viewers, it looked like the future.

The Technology That Will Build Our Future May Be Found In Mushrooms

The key to the human race’s future may be right beneath our feet. It sounds bizarre, but fungi better known as mushrooms can help solve many of society’s greatest challenges, from cleaning up the environment and living more sustainability to colonizing other planets.

An Algorithm Can Tell If You're Depressed Just By Looking At Your Instagram Photos

The algorithm looked at images posted by 100 individuals and it was able to correctly identify 70 percent of those with depression. It did categorize people more as healthy, so it’s not perfect (but no algorithm is). It’s impossible to assign one characteristic to depression, since it arises differently in all afflicted. Even clinical questionnaires and medical professionals aren’t accurate 100 percent of the time. What the study did was find some similarities between those with depression and the way they post photos, so with this kind of accuracy, Reece and Danforth hope that they’ve found another signifier that people can use when seeing if someone has depression.

All of the Creepy Things Facebook Knows About You

Facebook knows more about your personal life than you probably realize. As part of the company’s increasingly aggressive advertising operation, Facebook goes to great lengths to track you across the web. The company c ompiles a list of personal details about every user that includes major life events and general interests. For years, details have been murky about how exactly the social network targets ads—but the company has finally given us a glimpse into how the secret sauce is made.

Best iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak Tweaks and Hacks for Touch ID

VirtualHome is by far one of my favorite jailbreak tweaks for Touch ID. It gives your Home button a break by allowing you to use Touch ID in its place. You can tap on Touch ID to wake up your device, go to the Home screen, launch App Switcher and much more.

Why the Hell Was There a Gun Seller at a Wizard World?

Wizard World bans all forms of “real weaponry,” but allows Airsoft prop guns if they’re legal to carry in the city that the convention is being held in, which in Rosemont (just outside Chicago) it looks to be. In the end, Selvaggio’s booth was likely legal, but for all intents and purposes, it was pretty damn unpleasant.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Breaks Many Webcams

Having some trouble with your webcam? You're not alone. If you're a Windows 10 user who recently installed Microsoft's big Anniversary Update for the operating system, the update has rendered a number of different webcams inoperable. Microsoft representatives have indicated that a fix should be coming in September, and clever Windows users who don't want to wait for Microsoft's update are already trying workarounds to get past the issue.

One man created an incredible update to the original Nintendo Game Boy

But one ambitious gentleman thought he could make it even more beautiful. Behold: The updated Nintendo Game Boy, with the ability to play games from the original Nintendo through to the Game Boy Advance, including Sega's consoles, the Super Nintendo, and some old arcade games!

13 Killer Netflix Picks to Watch Right Now (Other Than Stranger Things)

As everyone in the universe is aware by now, Stranger Things is amazing and well worth watching over and over. But maybe you need a break from #TeamBarb and the Demogorgon for a spell. There are some surprisingly awesome genre movies on Netflix right now, and we have some recommendations.

Apple Seeds macOS Sierra Beta 6 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.

RIP Chrome apps: Google is killing them off for Windows and Mac

There are a few reasons the move makes sense. Not only did few people use Chrome apps, but web apps themselves have been getting more popular, too, essentially eliminating the need for apps that run within the Chrome web browser. That’s partly why the process is taking so long — according to a report from VentureBeat, Google wants to ensure that much of the functionality found in Chrome apps is available through web apps first.

11 Pinterest Myths Debunked [Infographic]

We’ve all heard them. The whispers in the social media blogosphere outlining theories to gain Pinterest followers fast or tips to increase engagement today. We hear these theories so often that we start to question our own sound judgment.

A Raspberry Pi Zero challenger with Wi-Fi: Just $5 will get you this tiny Onion Omega2 computer | ZDNet

While the Raspberry Pi Zero appears to win on paper, Onion bills the Omega2 as the simplest dev board on the market, thanks to its built-in Wi-Fi module and flash storage. Onion has also developed a number of services to make the board easier to develop with, with various apps available from its Onion App Store.

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The Best Soundbars of 2016

This doesn't necessarily mean that a 5.1-channel speaker system is the best choice, though. While surround sound is authentic with these multi-speaker sets, there are many drawbacks that make them less appealing than a soundbar or sound slab. Primarily, these conventional surround systems mean much more clutter for your room. Each satellite requires wires running either to the wall or to a centralized device like an A/V receiver, and that means a lot of cables to potentially trip over. You can hide them with rugs or in-wall conduits, but it's still going to be more expensive and less convenient than a soundbar or a sound slab. If you have the budget to build or remodel your living room around a surround sound system, it's a great choice for your home theater, but for most users it isn't particularly feasible.

Frank Ocean's new album Blonde is now available

After repeated delays and false starts, Frank Ocean has finally released his sophomore album  Blonde . The album, which was formerly known as Boys Don't Cry, was slated to drop on August 5th, but a report from The New York Times detailing the release caused Ocean and his team to push the project back after they lost the element of surprise, according to a source close to the situation.

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Morgan Continues Sci-Fi Trend of the Artificially Perfect Woman

The next is the increasing demand for female representation in science fiction. It’s no secret that more people want the “babes and bullets” days of sci-fi to be over, opening the way for more diversity both in front of and behind the camera. And while we’re still far away from gender equality in science fiction, as well as equal representation with pretty much every other minority group in the United States, we are seeing growth and that appears to be reflected in this subgenre as well.

Why the New York Times sent this chatbot creator a cease and desist

As McBride points out, there is a legal precedence for linking to other sites  — and it is acceptable use — but there isn’t much of a precedence for chatbots doing that. He calls for a linking policy. The bot development community should probably come up with a more obvious way to show that a link in a chat takes you to a website and is not something the bot came up with on its own.

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.

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[NEW POST] What's so scary about smart dust?  #IoT #Tech #chemtrails

THE CONNECTED DEVICE PAYMENTS REPORT: Market opportunities, top stakeholders, and new use cases for the next frontier in payments

Consumer-facing IoT companies have much to gain from enabling payments in their devices, including improving the value of the device, being able to cross-sell products through the device, and laying the groundwork for future opportunities to earn incremental revenue. For payments companies, connected payments offer a new revenue stream and an opportunity to gain market share ahead of competitors.

Apparently China’s Billionaires Are All About Polo Now

He roamed around with a Canon 5D Mark III as the club played its first inter-varsity matches against squads from the UK and US. Children attend summer camp at the club, learning to play in the hope that it might look good on a college application. “The audience for [polo] may not be huge—it is effectively China’s 1 percent—but they are committed to it,” he says. “Polo is not an easy sport to master.”

This Is What The Perseid Meteor Shower Looked Like Around the World

Looks like the logo for our 1950s film production company. Actually, it’s more complicated than that (even though we would still like to use it when we go back in time to take down Universal).

11 Ways to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for More Exposure : Social Media Examiner

Like most LinkedIn users, you’re probably already taking advantage of the Summary, Experience and Education sections of your profile. But don’t miss out on additional sections that will optimize your profile for keywords, highlight specific achievements and promote your business.

How to Get a Refund on Accidental Purchases in Any App Store

If all else fails, you might be able to contact the developer directly and ask for a refund. To find the developer for Facebook purchases, search for the app’s Facebook page and send them a message if they have messaging enabled on their page. If you made the purchase on your device, navigate to the app via the appropriate digital store, then search for contact information on the developer’s website. In the Apple Store, this info is under the “Description” section on the app page. In the Google Play store, you can find the website link under “Developer” at the bottom of the app’s page, and sometimes their email address is listed there too. Similarly, from the Microsoft Store, scroll down to the bottom of the app page and you should see a link to the “Publisher Website” under “Publisher Info.”

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Casper makes dog beds now

Casper ( is an award-winning sleep startup that launched with an outrageously comfortable mattress sold directly to consumers — eliminating commission ­driven, inflated prices. The critically­ acclaimed sleep surface was developed in-house by a team of product engineers with experience from IDEO, has a sleek design, and is delivered right to your door in a small, “how did they do that?” …

VR: Bigger than reality, eventually (part 1)

The day their son took his first steps, Mark Zuckerberg’s parents did what most anyone would do in 1985: they wrote it down. Fast forward to when Zuckerberg’s sister documented the first steps of her sons: she used a mobile phone. And later this year when Zuckerberg’s daughter takes her first steps, Facebook’s founder says he will be ready with a 360-degree, virtual reality-capable camera.

What Went Wrong With This Summer's Blockbusters?

Summer of 2016 hasn’t been a great time for the blockbuster. If it wasn’t animated, most of the big-budget movies that studios usually rely on to make their fortunes for the year flopped. Here are some of the reasons why

Tesla is at risk of being steamrolled by the next big transformation in how we get around

Tesla has defied the naysayers for years, dodged bankruptcy, and captured the attention not just of the public, but also of the traditional car business. But that doesn't mean Tesla can survive the disruption, rapidly accelerating, that it helped set in motion.

Facebook just made a surprising move that could save its one shrinking business

f the company manages to release a platform that people actually use, it could start juicing its payments revenues back up as people buy games or make gaming purchases on their laptop and desktop computers through Facebook again.

Tesla offering 2-year leases on Model S and X cars purchased by September 12

Tesla has introduced a new pricing option that should appeal to those holding out on buying either a Model S or X vehicle. For a limited time, the electric car company is providing a two-year lease program, but only on orders placed by September 12.

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Apple to introduce 10.5" iPad Pro with a new display in 2017

We expect three new iPads (12.9” iPad Pro 2, new size 10.5” iPad Pro & low-cost 9.7” iPad) to be launched in 2017, though this may not drive shipment growth amid structural headwinds; 2017F shipments to fall 10-20% YoY. If the iPad comes in a larger size, such as a 10.5” model, we believe it will be helpful to bid for tenders within the commercial and education markets. As a result, we expect Apple to launch a 10.5” iPad Pro in 2017.

5 Reasons Not to Use Google for Search

If you’re clicking links on the deep web, then privacy and security should be of the utmost importance to you. To ensure that companies like Google aren’t tracking your whereabouts, you can use a plethora of better search engines including the aforementioned DuckDuckGo or Grams .

After 11 years, Box's CEO understands the best way to sell to big companies

"We obviously spend a lot on sales because we have to go into the GEs of the world and Eli Lilly’s of the world, but in all of those organizations they were already using Box," Levie added.  "That's the future of selling: end users adopt it, then at a level past some usage threshold, the enterprise standardizes."

This founder's brush with homelessness led him to build a startup that gives away free stuff

Claim It partners with brands to offer prizes — typically, there are about 6 to 8 brand partners each week. Users sit through a 10- to 15-second ad and then enter to win a prize like Beats by Dre headphones or a pair of sneakers. Winners are chosen by a randomized algorithm and will receive a text containing a code they redeem to receive their prize. Prizes can currently be redeemed at the Claim It truck — which drives around New York City — or the physical retail location.

This Google Chrome extension weeds out politics from your Facebook

For those sick of reading about politics (or maybe just want a little break from it), software engineer John Brunsfeld wants to make sure your Facebook can become a new safe haven.

Here's how 'The Legend of Zelda' has changed over time

After four years and a shift to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the next entry in the series came in the form of "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past." This game went back to the series' roots with a top-down perspective and a focus on puzzle-solving, but with seriously upgraded visuals, a deeper story, and a bigger world to explore.

Oculus Touch controllers feel much better with magnets

As I sat watching the tutorial for my upcoming voyage, I let my hands rest on my lap. Suddenly, my controllers pulled together and stuck. The cover that surrounds your hands on Oculus Touch had magnets in them, and would cling to each other unless I pulled them away from each other (just in case you didn’t understand how magnets work). After I’d saved some stranded space people and fought off a Klingon ship, I removed my headset and asked Ubisoft (Bridge Crew’s publisher) about it. Indeed, I had just tried a new pair of Touch controllers the company had been given after the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.

Windows Update Breaks Millions of Webcams and People Are Pissed

Microsoft’s first big Anniversary Update for Windows 10 went live earlier this month. With it came improved pen performance, new Cortana features, and an all around better Windows. Two weeks later, it’s become clear that the Anniversary update has some big problems. First, some users were plagued with a system-wide freeze after logging in to Windows , and now Paul Thurrott reports that the OS is killing certain webcams .

Why Men Shouldn't Be the Sole Breadwinners in Families

Traditional gender roles have been shifting over the past few decades and that’s probably for the best. Not just because society’s expectations for a binary gender system are outdated, but because it might be bad for you.

How did Microsoft fare at Gamescom this year?

Microsoft has a ton of Xbox exclusives in the pipeline. Gears of War 4 , ReCore , Dead Rising 4 , Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 3 -- the list goes on. Here at Gamescom, we've been speaking to the developers behind each title, listening to their pitches and, in some instances, going hands-on. So what impressed us and what didn't? I took 10 minutes with Engadget Senior Editor Aaron Souppouris to break it all down. (Hint: I really liked Scalebound ...)

The owners of these defiant 'nail houses' in China refuse to give in to developers

In China, these buildings that are left standing alone as development progresses around them are called “nail houses,” since they stick out like a nail that can’t be hammered down.

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Pop culture's many takes on artificial intelligence

Over the years, artists, writers, filmmakers and game studios have all tackled the concept of artificial intelligence. Often their vision is of machines that are brutally hostile to humans. Philip K. Dick envisioned androids that murder their owners. The iconic HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey ... also murders his human companions. Of course, there's Skynet , which launches an all-out war on mankind. We could go on like this for a long time. But there are also those, like Spike Jonze , who envision us having a more complex relationship with computer-based personalities; one in which they could even be love interests. And in Star Trek: The Next Generation Data is not only a "good" android, but he's often the hero of the show.

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