BlackBerry's Android-powered slider phone gets shown in motion
Want a closer look at Blackberry's rumored, occasionally leaked Android, keyboard-toting smartphone? Evan Blass (of @evleaks) has unearthed some device v
See a Mario level turned into a Metroid homage
If you're not in the loop, the forthcoming Wii U game 'Mario Maker' is shaping up to be a real hoot. Set to debut in September, the game essentially hands
Apple's highlights Apple Pay in its new ad for 'If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone' campaign
Apple today released a new ad under its ‘If it’s not an iPhone’ campaign highlighting Apple Pay. The ad shows how the iPhone can be used for paying for your groceries, lunch, toys, and more without taking out your wallet in aaaa
Handy Device Shows Where Patient's Veins Are Located
The VeinViewer uses harmless, near-infrared light to show precisely where veins are located and take the guesswork out of the process.
Make one to take on the go, mount one to a powerline pole, or harness the sun's rays to power it. Whatever type of weather station you're looking to b...
Your Next Android Phone Won't Be Clogged With as Much Google Bloatware
Has anybody in the history of owning a phone ever wanted a Google+ app? Shitty preinstalled apps like Google+ on Android and Stocks on iOS are called “bloatware” because they’re stuck on the phone before you buy it, and are often either difficult or impossible to delete. They hog memory and serve no purpose and generally infuriate people.Why is the first thing I have to do when I get a phone delete a bunch of crap I don’t want?
A Children’s Picture-book Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
To set the stage for this first lesson in quantum field theory, let’s imagine, for a moment, that you are a five-year-old child. You, the child, are talking to an adult, who is giving you one of your first lessons in science. Science, says the adult, is mostly a process of figuring out what things are made of. Everything in the world is made from smaller pieces, and it can be exciting to find out what those pieces are and how they work. A car, for example, is made from metal pieces that fit together in specially-designed ways. A mountain is made from layers of rocks that were pushed up from inside the earth. The earth itself is made from layers of rock and liquid metal surrounded by water and air.
Samsung's next big thing is a free trial program for iPhone owners
You know Samsung isn't afraid to taunt Apple with ads . But now, in the name of marketing, the South Korean company is introducing a program that aims to lure users away from the iPhone . With Ultimate Test Drive, Samsung's giving owners of Apple's smartphone the chance to try its new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ , at no cost and for 30 days. Samsung says the devices will include a data plan and be compatible with any US carrier, though right now it's unclear what customers are expected to use as collateral. "We want to give people the chance to try out Samsung's latest and greatest smartphones firsthand without any obligation through our Ultimate Test Drive," says Elizabeth Solomon, vice president of marketing at Samsung.
"Walking Dead" Creator Robert Kirkman's Quest To Create The Anti-Marvel
Christian Cantamessa, a video-game writer and designer with no film experience, is perhaps Skybound's biggest test of the company's creator-first concept. Cantamessa cowrote a script called Air and said he wanted to direct it; Skybound said, Why not? He is also involved in developing a video game based on the film and is talking with Skybound about other movie and TV projects. In April of this year, Skybound signed a first-look deal with Universal, which means that Cantamessa's next movie would likely be on a bigger scale than his debut, a limited-release film with a small budget. Universal or any other studio is unlikely to hand over a big-budget movie to a newbie. "Some guy or girl who's written a comic book, if they write a script, no matter how good it is, it doesn't matter," says one agent who works with A-list writers. But if Skybound can help build raw talent into names with smaller projects, then Skybound's mantra of "Creators first, creators center, creators forever," as Alpert puts it, has a shot at surviving as the company expands into a bigger operation.
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VHS Camcorder app lets you shoot wonderfully awful 1980s-style videos
Sure, the mullet hair-dos, velour shirts, and acid-washed pants certainly don’t help, but they’re crap (also) because of the technology inside the clunky, unwieldy VHS video cameras that shot them. The technology of the time really wasn’t up to it, producing ugly colors, harsh contrast, and an atmosphere of such cheesiness you could almost smell a milk-based dairy product wafting out of the TV’s speaker.
Hyperloop gets a little closer to reality
Oerlikon executive Carl Brockmeyer told Wired that he has formed a team of six employees to start researching how feasible it is to keep a 700 mile long tube at zero pressure. He doesn't believe it'll be too difficult, however, telling the site that "from a technical point of view, it's not a challenge." The biggest worry that he has, is to ensure that the vacuum pumps don't guzzle more power than the (intended) solar panels and wind turbines can supply. It doesn't have long, however, since HTT is hoping to break ground on its first fully-working loop, at Quay Valley in California , in the start of 2016.
Tesla engineer joins Apple's growing team of automated car experts
Among those hired last fall were Sanjai Massey, an engineer with experience in developing connected and automated vehicles at Ford and several suppliers; Stefan Weber, a former Bosch engineer with experience in video-based driver assistance systems, and Lech Szumilas, a former Delphi research scientist with expertise in computer vision and object detection.
Facebook co-founder Moskovitz: tech co.'s risk destroying employees' lives
Facebook co-founder Moskovitz: Tech companies risk destroying employees' lives
Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz takes to Medium to lament both the current state of tech employer attitudes as well as his own feverish pace in Facebook's early days.
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Introducing the World’s First Electronic Ink Tattoo
Imagine having a tattoo in your body that you can control from your own smartphone. Change up your tattoo art, show important messages, or just erase your tattoo altogether for that important job interview. Well, the future has arrived... thanks to groundbreaking subdermal E Ink technology, we have been able to develop the world’s first E Ink tattoo.
Content for Business: How to Build Your Business on a Solid Content Foundation
Frequency of posts? I have 2 blogs – one is for my active practice which is mainly depending on guest posts and has been around for some time. The other blog is for consulting for internet marketing for health care professionals. This is a relatively new blog and it has been around for a bout 4 months. I have limited amount of time during a week and can publish only one post a week and one video a week on my YT channel. I would rather focus more on a quality than quantity of the blog posts. Always have 2 or 3 blog posts scheduled for several weeks ahead in case I get too busy. My question is – do I publish them as I go and as many as I can or keep once a week frequency? If I publish more I get better exposure to Google SEO etc but then my subscribers will not get fresh content on regular bases. Thanks in advance Joe.
Final Fantasy 14 Has Over 5 Million Registered Accounts - IGN
The figure includes players from around the globe, including those in Europe, North America, Japan and China, while excluding anyone who has a free trial account. Final Fantasy XIV is one of the few MMOs left on the market to still charge a monthly subscription fee, which makes this all the more impressive.
Apple stands by Dre after apology for hurting women - CNET
"I apologize to the women I've hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives," Dre said in his statement Friday. "Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I've been married for 19 years and every day I'm working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I'm doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again."
Amazon gives smart bulb devs the keys to Alexa's voice
Amazon is further opening up its Alexa voice-control system, the engine at the heart of the Echo speaker , to smart lighting companies. The Alexa Skills Kit was launched back in June, breaking the cloud-based digital assistant out of Echo and allowing it to be embedded in new devices and taught third-party skills. Now, with a new Alexa Lighting API, those skills are expanding to deal with more complex sets of wireless bulbs.
Google integrates Twitter into its desktop search results
The new Twitter cards aren’t terribly prominent against the rest of search results, not does it do more than provide a chronological list of posts, but we imagine it will come in handy when you simply want to look for a recent tweet without having to search through Twitter itself.
WIRED on Twitter
Samsung wants to give you a Galaxy phone for 30 days, for just $1 http://wrd.cm/1NKqJb3 pic.twitter.com/Ttkeg8OZ0J
Outlook for iOS can now edit attachments with Office apps
Outlook users can now open Office documents that they receive as attachments in their respective apps. If you don’t have them installed, Outlook will prompt you to download them from the App Store.
Mozilla unveils major changes to Firefox add-on development: Cross-browser, multi-process, and mandatory signing
In Firefox 40, the browser warns the user about unsigned add-ons, but doesn’t yet disable them. In Firefox 41, extensions that haven’t been certified will be disabled, but the browser will offer a preference that allows signature enforcement to be disabled (xpinstall.signatures.required in about:config). In Firefox 42, both the beta and release versions of Firefox will not allow unsigned extensions to be installed, and there will be no way to override this. The Nightly and Developer Editions of Firefox 42 and above will retain the preference to disable signing enforcement, allowing the development and/or use of unsigned add-ons in those versions.
The best web browser of 2015: Firefox, Chrome, Edge, IE, and Opera compared
Google Chrome, Microsoft’s Edge and Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera to the test, barring Apple’s abandoned Safari for Windows. We used the latest available version of each browser, except for Firefox, which upgraded to Firefox 40 late in our testing. And we also tried to look at each browser holistically: How easy was each to install and set up? Does Opera make it simple to switch from Chrome, for example?
Optimizing South Korean Technology For American Users
Navigating culture and business practices can be a trying task for any company going global . For tech companies, this often can mean coping with varying degrees of Internet connections from different service providers. If one is not careful, this could be an insurmountable hurdle. Success or failure can depend on a company’s ability to quickly adapt and prepare for the unexpected.
Former Google engineer revs up a new Linux filesystem
The most widely used file system among Linux users is the decades-old Gnu/Linux Extended Filesystem series of filesystems -- Ext4 being the latest release. But many organizations and users have gravitated towards other file systems, such as Btrfs or XFS, to handle very large amounts of data, or to use advanced techniques in ensuring data integrity.
Google ordered to remove links to 'right to be forgotten' news articles, too
Under the UK’s ‘ right to be forgotten ’ law, Google must remove links to articles about a person if asked to do so. Now, they have to remove links to news articles written about takedown requests.
Don't be a UN intern
There is a myth that interns only do menial work, such as filling out Excel sheets and printing stuff. For some, this is true. Most, however, get assigned to a particular project, and then work on it, with some freedom. In other words, they do the work their supervisors can’t (due to lack of expertise or otherwise) or don’t want to. This sounds great in theory, but the practice is that you’re working in a chaotic environment: the project is often meaningless, there are no clear directives, and most of your effort ends up wasted. You either spend long hours at the office needlessly or have nothing to do, or both at different times. Your experience depends largely on the character and management skills of the supervisor, and the latter are likely to be poor if the boss is a seasoned UN employee.
How to launch a Kickstarter campaign even if you don't have any ideas
"But Rich!" you say. "Thinking of stuff is hard!" Then let The Verge take all of that pesky creativity out of the decision with this handy "What will I Kickstart?" flowchart. Simply select the options you like and we'll tell you whether your campaign will misfire or make you a millionaire. Remember, when you're rolling in your pool of solid gold coins like a naked human Scrooge McDuck, who gave you your big idea.
Your next Android phone won't have as many pre-installed apps
If you never use Google Play Games, Google Play Books , Google+ or Google Newsstand , than good news: none of them will be installed on your next Android phone. The suite of apps used to be mandatory for any manufacturer that wanted to sell a device with essential apps like Google Play and Gmail, but new partner guidelines have taken them off of the required pre-install list. Put simply, this means there will be just a little more free space on the next Android smartphone you buy. And if you do use those apps? They're still available -- you'll just have to download them from the Google Play store to use them.
Google Brings Twitter to Desktop Search
The inclusion of tweets in desktop search results isn’t in itself a momentous announcement, but Twitter investors might be comforted by the tightening relationship between the two companies.
Google Photos Introduces “Rediscover This Day” To Help You Reminisce
Google Photos wants to be home to all of your photos (and videos). Whether you have a thumb drive, CD, DVD or undeveloped film laying around, the team wants you to consider uploading them to the service. Why? Because that’s when they can make the “magic” happen.
DU Speed Booster: Clean trash off your Android phone
That’s where a speed-boosting cache cleaner can be a life saver. As an Android user browsing the Google Play store, the hard part is gauging the efficacy of these apps and choosing one that works well. With that in mind, we’ve selected a relatively popular (but not yet “household name” popular) app to put to the test: DU Speed Booster .
Samsung's next Android tablet could have a giant 18.4-inch screen
Samsung is reportedly working on an Android 5.1 Lollipop tablet (codenamed "Tahoe") with a giant 18.4-inch display, according to a new report from SamMobile , a Samsung-focused blog with a reliable track record on leaking the company's upcoming products.
11 awesome tools for hassle-free influencer outreach
With a very quick trick , you can send them a LinkedIn message instead. You can send a message to any member of a LinkedIn group you’re also a member of. So head over to their profile. If you’re in the same industry, you might have groups in common already. If so, you’re good to go and should be able to message them from their profile. If not, look for a group they’re a part of that sounds interesting (you shouldn’t just join, send the message, and leave), and wait for your membership to be approved.
The Netherlands is getting weird self-driving buses
The vehicles won’t have a driver, but will be monitored from a remote control room to ensure they’re functioning safety. There’s even a backup plan if the WePod’s self-driving abilities don’t work out: a joystick will be installed.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ review
Now Samsung has launched the Galaxy S6 Edge+, a larger version of the first S6 Edge. It’s remarkably similar to the earlier model, just with a bigger display and battery. But it’s more visually alluring than the S6 Edge and represents the pinnacle of Samsung’s design and manufacturing capabilities. The unique, sloped sides of the display, which give the Edge its name, are something only Samsung has been able to manufacture at scale, thanks to its massive display manufacturing division. On the bigger phone, they stand out more and look even more impressive. The Edge+ practically screams “hey look at me” whenever I pull it out of my pocket or leave it on a table. I’ve yet to meet someone that doesn’t find the Edge+ stunning to look at.
Virtual-Reality Headset Maker Glyph Grabs $24 Million in Funding
Like Oculus Rift , Vuzix’s iWear , Dashbon’s Mask and others, Avegant makes headphones that include an immersive video screen that functions as a portable movie theater. Unlike other systems, which use a small LED screen to display the image, the Glyph uses 2 million micro-mirrors to reflect the image directly into a person’s eyes. The headset, which also has motion tracking sensors, adjusts for vision differences among users and can play any content from a smartphone or PC.
'Gunjack' producer on making virtual reality work for mobile
What CCP has created with Gunjack is a hat trick of sorts: It's a mobile game, an arcade game and a game that feels like it belongs in VR. The headset provides the immersion, and the visual polish and simplicity of the controls prevent players from being taken out of the experience. Firing by tapping on the panel, reloading with a swipe and aiming with ease (you just tilt your head and look at the enemy) -- it all works perfectly. There are over 20 missions planned for the final game, all of which add replayability for perfectionists by rating performances with stars. It's easily the most fun I've had with a smartphone strapped to my head. The question remains, though: How much do you charge for it?
Firefox will run Chrome extensions with minimal changes soon
Developers will need to make changes to their extensions to ensure they continue to work if they’re affected by the change. First, starting on September 22 with the release of Firefox 41, all extensions will need to be validated and signed by Mozilla.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, Band 2, and new Lumias set for October launch event
Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 won't be a drastic change from the Pro 3 as the company has promised to keep the charging mechanism and overall form factor similar for businesses that have invested in accessories like the docking station. That doesn't mean Microsoft won't make big changes, though. The software giant can increase display size and resolution, while making the Surface Pro 4 thinner and lighter. Rumors have suggested Microsoft is planning Windows Hello support for the Surface Pro 4, but it's unlikely the company will fit an Intel RealSense camera into the thin device. Instead, a fingerprint scanner on an updated and refined Surface keyboard sounds more likely.
Amazon rebrands the Echo app as Alexa (not to be confused with its Alexa analytics tool)
Amazon rebrands the Echo app as Alexa (not to be confused with its Alexa analytics tool)
When Is Flash Finally Going to Die?
The message, as you might guess, is aimed at people who want to place ads on Amazon’s sites. It’s a response to a widespread rejection of Flash by browser developers working on Chrome, Firefox and Safari, who all cite the insecure design of Flash as a major problem for their users. All three browser makers now prevent Flash from running in their browsers without explicit permission from the user.
Startup aims to make home devices smart enough to anticipate what you need - CNET
Silk Labs is just one of many companies chasing what could be the next big computing revolution in a sequence that led from mainframes to personal computers to smartphones. It's a market that research firm International Data Corp. believes will grow from $655.8 billion last year to $1.7 trillion in 2020. To stand apart, Silk Labs is developing technology designed not just to make Internet of Things devices easy to control, but to make them smart enough to anticipate what people need so they won't have to manually control anything at all.
Welcome back friends, we are here to cap off the week, taking a look at the biggest stories in the process. This time ’round, our coterie was helmed by none other than TechCrunch’s own Sarah Lane. Megan Rose Dickey and myself rounded out the quorum.
On the docket today is Amazon’s controversial corporate culture, the massive Ashley Madison hacks, and news that Uber will… Read More
ICYMI: Electric surfboard, '80s video app and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: If Jaws has kept you out of the ocean, there's another way to experience surfing. Just pay $4,000 for the Onean Electric Surfboard and cruise lakes and rivers instead. And you can re-live the glory days of Saved by the Bell and Zumba pants with an iOS app that turns captured videos into vintage gems. And an art installation lets you sing to it and vibrates back with its own song. And no matter what, you've got to see this video of a man who tries on a pair of EnChroma glasses and sees color for the first time. Just darling. If you come across any interesting stories, we'd love to see them. Just tweet us with the #ICYMI hashtag @engadget or @mskerryd. Read More: http://www.engadget.com Get More Engadget: •Subscribe to Engadget on YouTube: http://engt.co/subscribe •Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engadget •Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/engadget •Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engadget •Add us on Snapchat: gadgetsnaps •Read more: http://www.engadget.com Technology isn't all about bits and processors.
Lil' ICYMI: Lego Arms
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Foursquare has clearly been trying to bring back the sparkle it lost when it split into two . After reviving global mayorships in hopes of enticing old users to start checking in again, it's now reinstating the old app's leaderboards. Swarm version 3.0 incorporates a revamped leaderboard, which pits you against friends and ranks you all based on the number of coins you have. Each check in earns you coins, but the amount varies per location -- some could give you just a coin or two, while other places could add a dozen to your total -- and you get bonuses for mayorships and check-in streaks. The company says those coins might have more uses in the future, but you can think of them as "points" for now. By the way, the leaderboard resets every week, so everyone has a chance to be number one... though we guess that only matters if you have friends who still use Swarm.
Hands-on with Fotokite Phi, a pet drone on a leash
Hands-on with Fotokite Phi, a pet drone on a leash http://engt.co/1EFTyQS Get More Engadget: •Subscribe to Engadget on YouTube: http://engt.co/subscribe •Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engadget •Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/engadget •Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engadget •Add us on Snapchat: gadgetsnaps •Read more: http://www.engadget.com Technology isn't all about bits and processors. It's the car with no driver, human organs printed in a lab and leisurely flights into space. It's the future and Engadget is here to tell you all about it. Since 2004, Engadget has covered cutting edge devices and the technology that powers them. We're looking beyond the gadgets themselves to explore how they impact our lives. Engadget is the definitive guide to this connected life. Also on Engadget's YouTube Channel: •“In Case You Missed It” (aka #ICYMI) is a daily clip show designed to dig up the offbeat and interesting stories that get buried by the biggest headlines. We'll bring you space and tech news, as well as internet lifestyle funk, and we'll round out each week's show with a headline blast to bring you the big stories you might have missed.
We need to start a new conversation about infidelity
Bearing this in mind, I changed my question to, “How many of you have been affected by infidelity in your lives?” Suddenly, the hands went up en masse. A woman sees a friend’s husband having an intimate conversation with a beautiful woman on the train and wonders whether or not she should tell. A young man describes the infidelity that preceded his parents’ divorce. Another young man was himself the “love child” of his own parents’ affair, and tells of growing up with a set of half-siblings who related to him on a spectrum from envy to resentment. An older gay man is in heavy discussions with his lesbian best friend who suspects her partner may be having an affair with an ex-girlfriend. A pair of long-married parents are refusing to let their daughter’s unfaithful husband attend their 60th anniversary party. And a young fiancé wonders if he’s done the right thing by disinviting one of his groomsmen—a known player—at his bride’s request.
Hackers: the Internet's immune system
The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a better world.
Adam Savage on Twitter
@donttrythis @JamieNoTweet @JamieNoTweet No. I revise that - it's won't be a proper farewell tour unless he DOES get frozen in carbonite.
How to Increase Your Post Reach on Top Social Networks
How can I increase my post reach in Google+? I think that you must also consider it. If you have a targeted prospects, G+ is the one. You can post to the communities of your targeted persons. If you post on Facebook, it has a tendency that some might disregard you if they are not related to it. Any tips or advice will be much appreciated. Thanks.
So we leaned in ... now what?
Sheryl Sandberg admits she was terrified to step onto the TED stage in 2010 — because she was going to talk, for the first time, about the lonely experience of being a woman in the top tiers of business. Millions of views (and a best-selling book) later, the Facebook COO talks with the woman who pushed her to give that first talk, Pat Mitchell. Sandberg opens up about the reaction to her idea, and explores the ways that women still struggle with success.