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That time Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry made a Windows 95 video

The Friends stars find themselves in Microsoft CEO Bill Gates' office where they get their first hands-on with the company's new operating system.

Flipboard introduces GIF-like looping video ads for brands

Ads on Flipboard are about to become more powerful: brands can now submit looping video commercials. VentureBeat reports that the ads will autoplay silentl

The Entertainment Industry Satire Trailer: Kill Your Friends

If you're excited by watching people in the music biz backstab and do excessive amounts of cocaine, this movie has you covered.

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Forget Rocket Fuel: This Spaceplane Will Use Microwave Beams to Reach Orbit - Singularity HUB

Over half a century after the dawn of the space age, getting to space remains an epic challenge. Twice this year, the first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket... read more

Boat shoes are never, ever stylish

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Meet the Guy Who Sorts All the World’s Numbers in His Attic

For more than 50 years, the mathematician Neil Sloane has curated the authoritative collection of interesting and important integer sequences.

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.NET Native – What it means for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) developers

There are some organizations that don’t need to obfuscate at all – even with today’s managed assemblies – simply because the potential risks for them do not justify the effort. Will this group of organizations expand with the added effort that will be required to reverse engineer .NET Binary apps? Most definitely. …but will there be organizations whose risks (that often include more than IP theft) still need to include app hardening controls as one of the “layers” in their app risk management framework – even though their universal apps are now .NET native? Absolutely… The need to continuously assess application risk first – and THEN map risk management controls (technical and/or process) to manage those risks will never go away – no matter what technology “the good guys” may deliver. Risk can only be managed – never transferred .

Courts Will Let the FTC Punish Companies for Bad Cybersecurity

Last week, hackers released a ton of data stolen from Ashley Madison, and scared the shit out of internet users everywhere . Now, with an uncanny sense of timing, an appeals court says the Federal Trade Commission has the power to regulate companies’ cyber security. That’s good news for you!

It’s Opening Day In Los Angeles For The Dodgers Accelerator Program

“It’s not just about coming up with a better baseball bat or working with the Dodgers,” says Stephen Plumlee, Managing Director of R/GA Ventures. “Our definition of sports is much broader than just the major leagues; it touches on things like fan engagement and data analytics that really have a global application.”

Farewell To Flash: What It Means For Digital Video Publishers

It’s been more than five years since Steve Jobs wrote his infamous “Thoughts on Flash” letter citing the high level of energy consumption, lack of performance on mobile and poor security as the reasons his company’s products would not support Adobe Flash technology. Finally, it appears we’re getting closer to the curtain closing on Flash .

Retail CIOs become heroes with the help of CMOs

Vendors for the new, shiny technologies – of which there are thousands knocking on retailer doors these days – may come and demonstrate in a stand-alone way that makes sense to the CMO, he adds. But none of today’s technology, in marketing or other lines of business, can really stand alone: “The CMO might not consider what happens after a technology gets rolled out – how it will be maintained, how it will integrate with other systems,” he explains. “IT people are great at thinking about this – it makes a great yin to the CMO’s yang.”

Donald Trump and 5 other people who said 'I told you so' about the stock market

The presidential candidate — and outspoken Twitter user — also jumped into the social media fray, commenting on China's tumbling economy and telling voters to Vote Trump. He then even made this Instagram video to warn us about how China will destroy our economy.

Robots Will Steal Our Jobs, But They’ll Give Us New Ones

“Technology does change the mix of jobs. You’re going to see doctors taking more of the role that involves the personal interaction with patients and less of the role of trying to keep huge amounts of evidence in there head. The nurse may become more prestigious than the doctor,” Moore says. “But if you look around, there are also new kinds of creatives roles being produced across the market. There are so many jobs that didn’t exist just a few years ago.”

This Couple's Puppy Pictures Expertly Mock Every New Baby Photo In Your Facebook Feed

Apparently in Australia, the pressure to have kids is just as geologically powerfully as it is in the U.S. Australian couple Abby Lee and Matt Kay recently shared their new bundle of joy—a poodle/golden retriever mix named Humphry—by parodying those newborn photoshoots that adorably clog up our Facebook feeds with advertisements for procreation.

Promise and peril in the journey to DevOps

Steep learning curves, cultural warfare and unbridled criticism are among the land mines littering the path to DevOps. However, plenty of perks await organizations that complete the trek successfully.

The Mega Yarn Yoshi Amiibo is coming to take over the world

If you thought that 8-bit Mario Amiibo from E3 was huge, you ain't seen nothing yet: Mega Yarn Yoshi is coming to take the "biggest Amiibo" crown. The beautiful toy you see above is an officially licensed, super-sized version of the popular Yarn Yoshi Amiibo. It's a fully-functional NFC figurine, so you'll be able to use its foot to interact with various Wii U titles. It'll activate the "Double Yoshi" feature in Yoshi's Woolly World , create an AI fighter in Super Smash Bros. or get a sweet Mii costume in Mario Kart 8 . Priced at $39.99 and scheduled for release this November 15th, it's likely to sell very quickly. You'll want to keep a close eye on pre-orders as this green giant is going to cost a bomb on eBay once stocks run out.

Tech money drives San Francisco building boom, pushes others out - CNET

One of them is the 61-story, 1.4 million-square-foot Salesforce Tower, named for the anchor tenant that will occupy almost half the building when it opens in 2017. With 5,000 local employees (out of more than 15,000) is the largest tech employer in the city. It soon will become San Francisco's largest tenant, occupying more than 2 million square feet spread across offices leased in two towers and a 41-story building it bought last year. The Salesforce Tower will be city's tallest building at 1,070 feet, with an equally high rent, as much as $105 per square foot, according to JLL data.

The Sound of dial-up Internet

I was bored so I wanted to see if I could get free dial up internet so I found that NetZero still has free service so I put in the number and heard the glorious sound of the Dial-up. Remind me of years gone. Unfortunately I was not able to make a connection.

5 Netflix tips to streamline your streaming

Kicking back and unwinding with a movie or TV show on Netflix is as simple as finding what you want and hitting play, right? Well, sure. But there’s a lot of stiff hidden inside Netflix that most people have no idea exists. We’re talking about ways to bump up the streaming video quality, see who’s watching what on your account, customize the on screen look, and more. Whether you’re binge-watching the latest season of “Orange is the New Black” or pressing play on a classic like “Forrest Gump,” these power tips can make your Netflix experience that much better.

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition captured on video running Android

Hassan, I feel your grief and let it out man! I've lost all hopes in Chen and BlackBerry. If I were to run the company, I would have done things differently. The biggest problem that Chen didn't tackle was marketing and advertising. Yes Chen fixed the inventory and labor issues, but he failed the biggest BlackBerry problem, marketing. The biggest root cause of BlackBerry losing its market share was it's late on BB10. Even today, 99/100 people never heard of the BB10 or the latest BlackBerry's such as Passport, Leap, Z30, ect. People still think of curve, bold, and even the torch when you mention BlackBerry. Almost everyone ask me about my phone when they see it, saying 'BlackBerry still makes phones?' 'I had one, it had the little ball on it' 'I thought BlackBerry was dead!'. I still had hope, but when it really hit me is when I went to Canada, and I got the same comments!! People in Canada forgot BlackBerry and moved on, never looked back. The biggest problem is BlackBerry never got their customers back because they simply didn't try! No communication, no advertising, not even one commercial on TV about the BlackBerry Passport of leap.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Breaking The Fourth Wall In Movies

Some people call it "Zack Morris-ing," or "pulling a Ferris." Perhaps those from an earlier generation prefer "the full Mel Brooks." In any case, any avid movie fan should be familiar with characters breaking the fourth wall and talking directly to them. A new video essay explores just about every style of doing so and offers advice for aspiring filmmakers who might want to initiate "Kevin Spacey protocol."

Japan’s cloud accounting startup Freee raises $30M at $250M valuation ahead of IPO

Freee , a Tokyo-based cloud accounting and payroll service that launched in March 2013, today announced a $30 million Series C round that takes its total raised funding to date to $43 million. Existing investors in the round include DCM and Recruit Holdings, with Japan Co-Invest Limited Partnership coming on board for the first time.

LG's latest 10-inch Android tablet comes with a sharper screen

Still (still?) looking for the Android tablet that fits your lifestyle? Maybe LG will capture your imagination, / wallet with a G Pad sequel that cranks up the processor speed (now a quad-core Snapdragon 800) while pairing it with a battery that's actually smaller (7,400mAh) than its name-based predecessor. It's now got a sharper 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 display and while there's an LTE option, there's only a single color choice: Brilliant bronze. We'll ignore those with third-place connotations from the outset, but it otherwise sounds like pretty inoffensive Android tablet. LG says that price (even though it's noted in the press release that it will cost the same as its predecessor) and launch dates will be detailed locally when it launches across Asia, the US and Europe. The company added that we'll be able to paw at it at IFA in Berlin early next month. Wurst things have happened.

The most timeless songs, measured using play counts on Spotify

20 years have passed since No Diggity's release. Its popularity on Spotify, relative to every other song from the 90s, is a strong signal for whether it will be remembered by our children’s children. So let's examine every song that ever charted, 1990 - 1999, and rank them by number of plays on Spotify, today.

Microsoft Windows 95 Turns 20: A Look Back - InformationWeek

Windows 95 was designed for simple navigation, which was welcome at a time when more everyday consumers were beginning to invest in home computers. A new user interface made it easier to access folders, files, and applications via shortcuts on the desktop screen. Users were no longer constrained by a file name limit; they could now make file names as long as they wanted.

LLVM Meets the Truly Alien: Mill CPU Architecture LLVM Meets the Truly Alien: The Mill CPU architecture in a multi-target tool chain Speaker: Ivan Godard Drinking from the Firehose Tool Chains for Fun and Profit Entropy and Power Saving in a Semi-compatible CPU Family Number eleven in a series

Eight advanced tips for Word headers and footers

Even a novice Word user can display page numbers in a document's header of footer. The process is fundamental. Advancing beyond the basics is easier than you might think, and you might be surprised how many things you can do with a header or footer! In this article, I'll highlight eight tips that will move you from basic user to advanced, at least with headers and footers.

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Android Pay coming to US on August 26th, according to McDonald's

It's hard to get super excited about mobile payments, but Android Pay will give a large number of folks a new way to pay for things. A new document from McDonald's unearthed by Android Police shows that the restaurant chain is preparing its employees to accept Android Pay starting on August 26th. Separately, another employee posted a photo on Reddit showing a similar document. For its part, Google has only said that Android Pay will arrive at the same time as Android 6 "Marshmallow," but has yet to reveal the date. The document could be old or premature, however. It also shows that Samsung Pay will arrive on August 21st, and several weeks ago Samsung said that its payment system would come on September 28th . The fact that August 26th is just days away and Google has no Android M event scheduled casts further doubt. That said, McDonald's would be one of Google's largest partners and the notice has appeared in multiple locations. When it does arrive, it will work in a similar way to Apple Pay -- you just select the credit card you want to pay with, and tap your phone to the terminal to make the NFC handshake.

Twitter’s web users will now get desktop notifications for direct messages

Twitter is making some updates to how users are being made aware of new direct messages. The company announced today that over the next few days it will start allowing users to receive desktop notifications for direct messages when they’re using

Ashley Madison Hackers Speak Out: 'Nobody Was Watching'

What were your motivations for the hack? We were in Avid Life Media a long time to understand and get everything. Finally we watched Ashley Madison signups growing and human trafficking on the sites. Everyone is saying 37 million! Blackmail users! We didn't blackmail users. Avid Life Media blackmailed them. But any hacking team could have. We did it to stop the next 60 million. Avid Life Media is like a drug dealer abusing addicts.

I Joined Google At 19. Here's What I Learned

Soon after joining Google, I learned it was up to me to steer my own ship. At first, I was naive. I assumed the promotion process would be a natural one—with the best talent gradually rising to the top. But I failed to consider the politics involved. Google may have been a fraction of its size today, but it was no six-person startup. If I wanted to get ahead, I had to stand out within the structure of the organization, and I had to figure out how to do that on my own.

Facebook adds 'Donate Now' button to make giving to charity easier

Facebook introduced the call-to-action button for Brand Pages in December of last year, which are designed to drive a company’s many fans to take further action beyond Liking a page. These buttons include “Book Now,” “Shop Now” and “Contact Us” buttons, and appear right alongside the Like Button at the top of a Page.

How to Uninstall Windows 10 and Downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1

Don’t like Windows 10 ? As long as you’ve upgraded within the last month, you can uninstall Windows 10 and downgrade your PC back to its original Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 operating system. You can always upgrade to Windows 10 again later.

Report: Apple Watch will track your health data with sensor-equipped 'smart bands'

Furthermore, 9to5Mac claims that the Apple Watch’s diagnostic port was originally intended to be able to collect health data from these forthcoming smart band sensors. The Apple Watch could also gather this health data over Bluetooth, although the diagnostic port offers a more reliable (not to mention battery-friendly) way to transfer this information, according to 9to5Mac. Some third-party developers in the official “Made for Apple Watch” program are working on accessories that tap into this powerful diagnostic port to charge the Watch faster or add other functionalities.

The Next Web on Twitter

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What mobile ad blocking looks like in the real world

Content blockers on iOS are a new type of app that’s able to block incoming content before it’s loaded by the system — it provides a list of sites and scripts to the operating system for blocking. Instead of requiring the browser to process what to block as the page loads, it’s performed on a system level before  the page loads which increases speed significantly.

Citymapper travel app tells you the best place to get on the train

Now, when you embark on a journey using Citymapper's Go mode, the app will tell you where best to get on a train in order to be close to the exit (or a connecting platform) when you get off. It's especially useful during the rush hour crush, but also for those who might not understand signage in foreign cities. While it may make for a more pleasant hop between trains or shave a few extra minutes off your commute, Citymapper can't yet tell you how busy those particular carriages might be (especially if everyone else is heeding the app's advice).

Ashley Madison offers $380K reward for data-leak information amid customer suicide reports

Avid Life Media , the company behind Ashley Madison — an online service that helps married people have affairs — is to offer a CAD$500,000 ($380,000) reward for information that leads to the “identification, arrest and prosecution” of the people responsible for a data leak that revealed the identities of millions of users.

Multideal Monday: GoPro alternative, shower radio and more - CNET

What can I say about the Chromecast you don't already know? It can stream all the major services (including, as of this month, HBO Now), but you need a smartphone or tablet as the "remote." My only complaint is that it lacks a "captive portal access" mode for easier connections to hotel Wi-Fi -- and the Chromecast is otherwise the perfect travel companion.

Microsoft tests SharePoint 2016 and enterprise cloud hybrid search

On top of the SharePoint beta, Microsoft's new cloud hybrid search feature will allow Office 365 users who also run on-premises SharePoint servers to easily access both the files stored in their company's servers as well as those stored in Microsoft's cloud. This means that Microsoft Delve, which gives users an at-a-glance view of their team members' work, can show files that are stored in a company's servers and in Microsoft's servers side by side.

Dena Marrinucci | Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review

Solution: Dena Marrinucci cofounded Epic Sciences in 2008 to commercialize a cell detection and analysis technology that she developed to find cancer earlier. It can find and profile nearly all the tumor cells in two tablespoons of blood taken from a patient. On average, a sample that size has 50 billion red blood cells, 50 million white blood cells, and only a few circulating tumor cells. “You’re basically looking for needles in a haystack,” says Marrinucci.

Until Dawn is like a scary and riveting interactive horror movie

The result of the four-plus years of work is a riveting, scary game that gives you a chance to save the characters in the story from making all-too-familiar mistakes in horror movies. Because the story is interactive, the experience is much more immersive and emotional. You can get to know the characters and feel much closer to them as they evolve, unlike the stereotypical characters who fill the body count in typical slasher movies. In the story, eight young adult friends are trapped on a remote mountain getaway after they find that there’s a killer loose among them. Your job is to make snap life-or-death decisions and save as many of them as you can as dawn approaches.

Get Rolling Stones’ ‘Start Me Up’ free Aug. 24 to celebrate 20th anniversary of Windows 95 - The Fire Hose

On Aug. 24, 1995, Windows 95 arrived. And if you were around then, you may remember the song that accompanied the commercial introducing it: “Start Me Up” by the Rolling Stones.

Star Wars: Rogue One will use CGI to recreate the late Peter Cushing’s role

With today’s tech, casting deceased actors and actresses using CGI isn’t impossible, it’s just difficult. Apparently it’s a challenge that Disney and Lucasfilm are willing to take on. According to the Daily Mail , the Rogue One  visual effects team is currently poring over old Cushing films in an effort to make a fully CGI version of his ominous Imperial character feel as true-to-life as possible.

You can look, but Ashley Madison information is hard to verify - CNET

The website suffered a massive breach in July, when hackers broke in to its systems and stole 37 million user profiles, as well as internal information about the company. The hackers then tried to blackmail the site's parent company, claiming they'd release customer names on the Web if the company didn't shut down Ashley Madison and another site it runs, called Established Men.


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As San Francisco’s population rapidly changes with an influx of new tech money and workers, a big question is what happens to the city’s K-12 schools and what tech’s ultimate influence on local education will be. Will tech’s presence improve public schools or bypass them by funneling even more students and wealth into pricey private schools? The answer is a little bit… Read More

Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Hellboy 2 Prop

Adam shares his latest acquisition from Prop Store's collection of original movie props: a costume piece from Hellboy II: The Golden Army. These horns and wig were part of King Balor's makeup--the one-armed king of Elfland from the beginning of the film. It's a beautiful piece that now finds its home in the cave! Shot and Edited by Joey Fameli Subscribe for more videos! Follow us on Twitter: Get updates on Facebook: Tested is: Adam Savage Will Smith Norman Chan Joey Fameli Jamie Hyneman Thanks for watching!


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Minimum-wage offensive could speed arrival of robot-powered restaurants

Many chains are already at work looking for ingenious ways to take humans out of the picture, threatening workers in an industry that employs 2.4 million wait staffers, nearly 3 million cooks and food preparers and many of the nation’s 3.3 million cashiers.

The career advice you probably didn’t get

You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways — for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.

Violence against women—it's a men's issue

Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called "women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all — women and men — to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.

7 TED Talks to remind you that life goes on

In a single moment, it can feel like the world has ended. These talks are proof that it's possible to rebuild after disaster, illness and heartbreak.

Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it

You may remember neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis — he built the brain-controlled exoskeleton that allowed a paralyzed man to kick the first ball of the 2014 World Cup. What’s he working on now? Building ways for two minds (rats and monkeys, for now) to send messages brain to brain. Watch to the end for an experiment that, as he says, will go to "the limit of your imagination."

What's wrong with what we eat

In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what's wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it's putting the entire planet at risk.

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