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Android 7.0 Nougat wants to make it easier to switch from iOS

Time to ditch that iPhone?

Buying an iPhone 7? Check these noise-canceling Lightning earbuds out

The iPhone 7 may be dropping the audio jack, leaving users scrambling for a solution to wired sound. These crowdfunded earbuds may be the best.

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Doing Good by Doing Well: 6 Digital Tools for Social Entrepreneurs

Life as an entrepreneur is wonderful, but it can also be hectic and crazy, which makes it hard to find the time and resources to contribute to the causes you care about. That's why these six tools are so valuable. With a variety of creative ideas and techniques, they make it easy for you to give back, while pushing you and your business ahead.

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Why distributed networks and smart sensors won’t survive in self-driving cars … via @computerworld

Jason Bourne 3D is Making People Sick

Shaky-cam is already hard enough to watch. Is it a terrible idea to put it in 3D? Yep, it is.

Nasa ends year-long Mars simulation on Hawaii - BBC News

A team of six people complete a Nasa-funded Mars simulation in Hawaii, after living in a dome in near isolation for a year.

Producer Says NBC Wanted The Walking Dead as a Zombie Crime Drama

The network then followed up by asking if the show could instead be a procedural crime drama where the two protagonists “solve a zombie crime of the week.” I’m guessing that means a show where the zombies commit the crimes, as opposed to finding justice for the hordes of zombie victims showing up in the morgue (I will avenge you, Rotting Corpse #14).

14 iPhone Gestures You Might Not Know About

It doesn’t take long to learn the swipes and taps you need to get around your iPhone . Its intuitiveness is a major selling point, but there are some lesser-known gestures that aren’t immediately obvious that can be useful too. Here are 14 gestures you can use on your iPhone that you might not know about.

WhatsApp Updates Its Privacy Policy; To Share Your Number with Facebook

For the first time in four years and since being acquired by Facebook, WhatsApp today updated its terms and privacy policy to reflect some of the changes that it is planning on implementing. The updated privacy policy also highlights the new features that WhatsApp has rolled out recently including end-to-end encryption, WhatsApp calling, WhatsApp for web, and more.

Five Principles for Programming Languages for Learners

Brian Harvey coined the phrase "low threshold, high ceiling" to describe the goals of Logo. "Low threshold" means that that programming languages for learners should be easy to get started with (Principles 1 and 2), and "high (or no) ceiling) means that the language could be used to explore a wide range of ideas (Principles 3 and 4). I agree with Harvey's description, and add to it that we just don't know where the threshold and ceilings are until we try (Principle 5). It's in our student's best interests that we try more experiments, keeping in mind that we need to connect with children were they are, that we can too easily overwhelm them, that we should show them the real thing which is real CS not "industry-standard languages," and that we teach programming as a literacy that is generative and productive.

Photoshop Contest: What Is Obama Actually Watching in VR?

According to the caption on this White House photo, President Obama is watching “a virtual reality film captured during his trip to Yosemite National Park earlier this year.” But we all know that photo captions lie. So, what’s he actually watching?

Couple rescued from remote tropical island after writing 'S.O.S.' in the sand

A U.S. Navy aircraft took a look after lights were spotted on the uninhabited East Fayu Island during a search for two missing people. The pair, a boat and their S.O.S. attempt were quickly spotted, and a patrol boat was sent to pick them up.

NASA Just Flew a Spacecraft Closer To Jupiter Than Ever Before

In its greatest moment, Juno flew about 2,600 miles above Jupiter’s swirling clouds—closer than any spacecraft has ever flown near the dangerous planet. The feat was extremely difficult to coordinate. To put that in perspective, it is roughly the same distance between New York and Los Angeles.

How I built a Slack bot to help me find an apartment in San Francisco

After following the steps above, you should have a Slack bot that finds apartments for you automatically. Using this bot, Priya and I found a great apartment in San Francisco for more than we hoped to pay, but less than we thought a one bedroom in SF would end up costing. It also took us a lot less time than we’d expected it to. Even though it worked for us, there are quite a few extensions that could be made to improve the bot:

Twitter brings night mode to its iOS app

Twitter is now rolling out the much-anticipated night mode feature to its iOS app. First introduced on Android back in July , night mode re-skins the mobile app in darker hues to make it easer to scan the feed and read tweets in environments with less light. To toggle night mode on and off, head to Twitter’s settings panel after you receive and download the update. Then tap "Display and sound," where it now sits under text size and other accessibility options.

How To Add and Customize Watch Faces in watchOS 3

Pro tip : Take some time to arrange the watch faces you decide to go with here. Because in watchOS, switching to a watch face is as easy as swiping. So you can easily run a Modular face at work and switch to Activity when you’re working out and to Numerals when you’re going out. Also remember, you can’t rearrange watch faces from the Watch itself.

Turns out Thor was just chilling in Australia during 'Captain America: Civil War'

Turns out Thor was just chilling in Australia during 'Captain America: Civil War'

Stop describing a planet as 'Earth-like' unless it really is

The Hubble Space Telescope was recently able to check out the atmospheres of two Earth-sized planets about 40 light-years from us. The Hubble wasn't actually able to tell if the worlds have atmospheres that would be hospitable, but it did rule out the idea that both are blanketed by a thick atmosphere that you might find on a gaseous planet.

In 5 years, the Midwest will have more startups than Silicon Valley

Four years ago, I was a partner at Sequoia Capital, where Drew Houston, Brian Chesky, and a daunting parade of dent-making founders routinely proved that disruption happens in Silicon Valley like nowhere else. But things were changing, and fast.

New BFFs Simone Biles and Kim Kardashian snapped a selfie at the VMAs

Simone Biles had one game plan for the MTV Music Video Awards: hang out with Kim Kardashian.

EFF rips Microsoft for "blatant disregard of user choice and privacy" in Windows 10 | ZDNet

The EFF's characterization of some Windows 10 features is also incorrect. For example, the editorial says most of the data collected is used to power Cortana, and it criticizes Microsoft for not giving users a choice before collecting that data: "[M]any users would much prefer to opt out of these features in exchange for maintaining their privacy."

How connected cars are turning into revenue-generating machines

History repeats herself, but she mumbles. Some have expressed that she enjoys rhymes or puns. One must lean in close and listen carefully to understand exactly what she’s getting at. Most of the time we can only in retrospect discern what she was trying to say.

Everyone Wants a Level 5 Self-Driving Car—Here’s What That Means

Like a toddler “helping” with the dishes, a Level 2 car can “help” you drive, as long as you keep a careful eye on it. Sure, the car maintain its speed, slow down to avoid other cars, and stay in its lane. But if any trouble comes up, it’s up to the human to take over. Tesla’s “autopilot” system is the best known example, even if some drivers treat it like a more advanced system .

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Facebook's new app is a huge security problem for teens

We are releasing Lifestage to a limited number of high schools. Lifestage will not provide access to content from other people for users who list an age above 21. We encourage anyone using the app who experiences or witnesses any concerning activity to report it to us through the reporting options built into the app. We take these reports seriously. Unlike other places on the web, Lifestage is tied to a person’s phone number and only one account is allowed per phone number – this provides an additional level of protection and enforcement.

Spend Your Sunday Playing Around With This Cool Wind Map

Created by Ivo , “an addicted kiter, helicopter and jet pilot, who seeks the wind, waves, METARs and powder snow almost constantly,” Windyty is an interactive map that allows you to check out wind patterns, temperature, and other meteorological phenomena around the globe.

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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.

Sony to reveal two new PlayStation 4 consoles next month, says WSJ

Sony  confirmed that it was working on a more powerful PS4 in June, with the upgraded console — codenamed "Neo" — boasting a faster processor, support for 4K resolutions, and improved graphics. Despite these improvements, Sony says all future PS4 games will be playable on all console variations, with Sony CEO Andrew House saying the upgraded PS4 was "intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4." House didn't mention the existence of a third version of the console at the time, stating only that Sony would be selling "both" original console and upgraded version "through the life cycle."

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Photo hints at bigger, 334mAh battery in second-gen Apple Watch

A photo uploaded on Sunday purportedly shows a 334 milliamp-hour battery destined for the second-generation Apple Watch, which would represent a small but significant improvement over the first-generation model.

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When Two Memes Collide: Dr. Jill Stein Speaks Out About Harambe

On her website, Dr. Stein used the tragic killing of Harambe to speak out on a bigger issue: the inhumanity of zoos. She writes ,

MTV VMAs 2016: Here's the full winners list

The 2016 VMAs were Sunday night and Beyonce, Kanye West, Rihanna and more are all competing for top honors.

Here's how an iPhone without a Home button may work

Next year (I know, we’re already talking about 2017, it’s shameful), Apple will reportedly ditch its iconic Home button. Some consider it blasphemy, while others doubt it’s possible — but it can be done.

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How free is our freedom of the press?

In the US, the press has a right to publish secret information the public needs to know, protected by the First Amendment. Government surveillance has made it increasingly more dangerous for whistleblowers, the source of virtually every important story about national security since 9/11, to share information. In this concise, informative talk, Freedom of the Press Foundation co-founder and TED Fellow Trevor Timm traces the recent history of government action against individuals who expose crime and injustice and advocates for technology that can help them do it safely and anonymously.

Facebook's new Lifestage app for teens is another Snapchat clone

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Cincinnati zoo director: enough of the Harambe memes

Now, though, we're at the point where the reaction is making life difficult for staff at Cincinnati Zoo — people who genuinely loved and cared for Harambe. Does that mean it's time to stop the memes? Well, probably, but not out of sympathy, that's not the internet's way; but because the joke is just getting a little old. It's okay to mourn Harambe, the gorilla that died, but sometimes you have to let go of your grief — and your memes.

Apple Releases iOS 9.3.5 Security Update [Updated]

But it turns out Apple has at least one more release ready to go. The company officially released iOS 9.3.5 today, which is another update focused on security. It’s available right now to all devices that are running iOS 9.3 as an over-the-air (OTA) update.

Don't buy anything Apple-related right now -- it'll change

This applies to every one of us. Even if you don’t think you’ll be upgrading your phone for a year or so, buying peripherals or cables is a short-term bet that just won’t pay off; don’t do it unless it’s critical.

How (and Why) to Safely Open Your Wi-Fi Network During a Disaster

Now, sure, in an emergency, the last thing you want to think about is reconfiguring your network, but if your router supports multiple networks (fair warning, it may not), Bopp says the process should only take you about five minutes. It’s essentially a matter of going into your router’s wireless network settings. Worst case, when you create the secondary or ‘guest’ network (called an SSID), you’ll have to give it a broadcast name, decide if you want it to be visible, assign whatever form of security you want to give it, and set up either some form of either DHCP provisioning or subnetting. But with most home routers that aren’t running open firmware, you probably have a straight up ‘guest network’ option, in which case, you only need to define a name for the SSID. And if you’re doing this for disaster relief purposes, you don’t even have to bother setting up a password.

Now we know why the newest Apple TV took so long: Siri

Apple now says that without those advances in Siri, it’s unlikely it would have produced the current iteration of the Apple TV, distinguished by sophisticated voice control. While the earlier versions of Siri forced you to speak in a constrained manner, the supercharged-by-deep-learning version can not only deliver specific choices from a vast catalog of movies and songs, but also handle concepts: Show me a good thriller with Tom Hanks . (If Siri is really smart, it’ll rule out The Da Vinci Code.) “You wouldn’t be able to offer that prior to this technology,” says [Apple SVP Craig] Federighi.

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The feel of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is second to none. It’s got a massive 5.7″ display, yet it feels like I’m holding a 5.2″ smartphone because of the well designed curves that feel seamless. The Note 7 is fast, has a superb camera, an awesome stylus that writes better than all previous generations, and many other fantastic features that set it apart from the crowded Android smartphone market. It also still has the 3.5mm audio jack which was a brilliant decision to leave in.

Clinton Campaign Embraces Strong Encryption, But Not For Us

Hillary Clinton has yet to offer a definitive policy stance on strong end-to-end encryption, the mathematical algorithms that protect our data, instant messages, and web browsing. Instead of calling for a ban on government mandated encryption backdoors, something computer security experts have universally urged, she’s taken a backseat, supporting a hand waving “ encryption commission .”

Kendall Jenner, who is apparently a monster, was banned from Uber

According to Kim Kardashian West, her sister Kendall Jenner , who has a reputation for being as private and low-key as a Kardashian gets, was banned from Uber. She did not provide details, so, sadly, we may never know what sort of behavior could have earned Jenner terrible Uber ratings.

'Touch Disease' defect affecting iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus | ZDNet

If you start seeing a flickering gray bar at the top of your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, then your phone is suffering from 'Touch Disease.'

Man Gets Stuck In Toilet While Trying to Get Friend's Phone Back

It’s a cautionary tale and it’s one about letting the tech you love go. And not climbing into literal shit holes.

Sex ed in France just got more inclusive, thanks to this 3D-printed clitoris

An anatomically accurate 3D model of the clitoris was developed by sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod for use in primary and secondary school sex ed. The hunk of plastic, which resembles a wishbone with some additional protruding features, was created by Fillod after she began work on a series of anti-sexist sexual education videos. In her research for the project, she came to realize the clitoris was misrepresented and overlooked in the majority of school textbooks.

Twitter bot literally questions everything Donald Trump says

Donald Trump often sounds like an idiot, even to those who support him. He’s also fond of exclamation points, because even in print — he wants us to know he’s yelling. A new Twitter bot changes all of that, and it’s glorious.

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57 How side-projects make you a better journalist
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65 Everything we expect Apple to announce at its event on in September
66 The 14 best colleges in the Midwest
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