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In 2013, Peter Hollens was an aspiring a cappella singer surviving, in his words, by living on ramen in someone else’s house. Hollens was hardly new to the music business; he’d been a record...

Trailer For Eli Roth’s “Death Wish” With Bruce Willis Looks Like An NRA Ad

The remake of “Death Wish,” helmed by Eli Roth, makes one writer uncomfortable–and not because of squeamishness around gore.

Watch this sea monster of a fish easily flip a fishermen's boat

They're gonna need a bigger boat.

Cosplayers receive a lovely surprise when a talented melodica player belts out their themes

Surprise tunes for everyone!

Cadillac’s Super Cruise ‘autopilot’ is ready for the expressway

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Why you’ll be hooked after seeing the total solar eclipse

An eclipse is coming Aug. 21 to the US. Mr. Eclipse says once you've seen one, you'll want to see another.

Game Boy Color mod solves the decades-old backlighting problem

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The security researcher who stopped the WannaCry attack has reportedly been 'detained' in the US

Marcus Hutchins, who goes by the online handle MalwareTechBlog, was visiting the Def Con security conference in Las Vegas before being detained.

Insiders say Google was interested in buying Snap for at least $30 billion last year

Chatter that Snap passed up a chance to sell to Google for at least twice its current value could be especially painful for investors and employees grappling with the company's sinking stock. Snap's shares are trading at around $12.50, and it has a market cap of roughly $14 billion, well below the $24 billion valuation at which it priced its IPO.

WannaCry ransomware: Hackers behind global cyberattack finally cash out bitcoin windfall | ZDNet

Three months on from the global WannaCry cyberattack, someone has withdrawn funds acquired when victims paid ransoms.

Facebook Stories are coming to the desktop

Facebook Stories , one of several Facebook-made Snapchat clones, is coming to the desktop. TechCrunch says it’s confirmed with Facebook that a desktop version of Stories is currently in testing. But while it’s supposedly only a test for now, Facebook also said that it’s planning a wider rollout in the near future. So don’t be surprised if they pop up on the site soon.

Uber knowingly rented cars that were at risk of catching fire to its drivers in Singapore, a report says

"As soon as we learned of a Honda Vezel from the Lion City Rental fleet catching fire, we took swift action to fix the problem, in close coordination with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority as well as technical experts," an Uber spokesperson said. "But we acknowledge we could have done more—and we have done so."

The origin of the 'Right in front of my salad' meme is glorious and very NSFW

The meme is an annoyed woman saying, "Right in front of my salad?" It's really a great response to anything that you find troubling, upsetting, or downright irritating.

4 books about remote work that every tech leader should read

Bynder named August 4 Global Work Remote Day. Here are four tech leaders' books that will help you start the conversation about remote work tools, places, practices, and culture.

The Best Ways to Evaluate Your App - InformationWeek

Heuristic evaluation. “Heuristic” is a fancy word for “trial-and-error” or “hands-on.” As part of heuristic evaluations, user-experience specialists dig into the interface of an app to identify usability issues. This is an efficient and effective way to get an overview of app UX and find the main problems that are affecting its usability.

Facebook fights fake news with links to other angles

If users see drastically different angles when they compare a story to its Related Articles, they might deem it suspicious and skip it, be less likely to believe or share it, or could click through the Related Articles and make up their own mind. That could reduce the spread and impact of false news without Facebook itself having to be the honesty police. Related Articles could also balance out some of the radical invective that can subtly polarize the populace.

GPRO Stock | GOPRO Stock Price Today

GoPro chose to go public as they hoped to raise at least $100 million through the sale of shares, using the money to pay off debt in full and "to acquire or invest in complementary businesses, technologies or assets". On June 25 2014, GoPro, trading under the ticker symbol “GPRO” sold 17.8 million shares to initial investors at $24 price per share (totaling $427.2M). GoPro stock was listed and began trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The IPO valued GoPro at nearly $3 billion based on shares outstanding making it one of the most exciting stocks around.

Silicon Valley Engineers Are Just Too Expensive for Toyota

How to use the Nintendo Switch Online app for Switch voice chat

If you do want to use a headset, you’ll need to head into the Online Lounge in Splatoon 2’s lobby on your Switch. From there, you can create a room or accept an invitation to join someone else’s room. If you choose to create a room, you can send a notification to your iPhone to make it easy to jump right into the action on that side of the equation. From the app, it’s easy to invite in your Switch friends, pals from Twitter or Facebook, or random competitors that you’ve already faced in Splatoon 2.

Update on Bitcoin Cash – The Coinbase Blog

Our top priority is the safety of customer funds and we spend extensive time designing, building, testing and auditing our systems to ensure that the digital assets we support remain safe and secure. We may not always be first in adding an asset, but if we do, you can be sure that we’ve invested significant time and care into supporting it securely. We believe this is the best approach for us to maintain customer trust.

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The enterprise technologies to watch in 2017 | ZDNet

It was a rebuilding year in a sense, as emerging tech for the enterprise steadily proceeded but didn't result in as many new targets to track as last year. Yet it's also abundantly clear the largest digital shifts by far are still ahead of us. Here's how 2017 is breaking down.

Researcher who stopped WannaCry outbreak arrested in US | ZDNet

He was arrested at Las Vegas airport on Wednesday by US Marshals, a close friend confirmed to ZDNet. He's now understood to be in FBI custody at an unknown location.

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Google, MIT's AI instantly fixes your smartphone snaps as you shoot | ZDNet

Using machine learning to train a neural network to do what MIT's system did in the cloud, Google's image algorithm is efficient enough to move this processing to a phone to deliver a viewfinder image within milliseconds.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X: We’re Allowed To Show Pictures Now

AnandTech in this respect is fairly old-school: we’d rather spend more time testing the product to give more data for our analysis and reviews, making sure our readers have the sufficient knowledge at hand to invest in a product. Unboxings on AT are few and far between because there usually isn’t that much to show for our typical user base that know technology – it only really makes sense to us when something is unusual (like Threadripper), or to show to new users that may become enthusiasts. Ultimately, it’s that latter group that has spurned the tech media to invest in social media for this sort of content, especially around high-performance components or hardware where it actually makes sense, like monitors. Unboxing products like a CPU would usually take several seconds: CPU, manual, cooler, sticker, done.

We've Run Out of Beer Names and AI Is Here to Help

Craft brewers are running out of beer names. NPR reports that companies are having to compromise over shared a name, or getting in Twitter fights over them. Even lawyers are settling spats over imagery, or hop puns like Hopscotch and Bitter End.

Apple added a revealing word to its official business strategy

Indeed, Apple’s attempt at services lock-in is steadily increasing: HomePod supports only Apple Music and Siri, CarPlay supports only Siri and Apple Maps, iOS still doesn’t let one change default applications. None of these decisions are based on delivering a superior experience, the key to Apple’s differentiation with a hardware-based business model; all are based on securing an ongoing relationship with the company that can be monetized over time.

Facebook's related articles will add fact to fake news shares

Once those fact checkers have published their own take on the story, Facebook can list them in the related section, which you'll be able to see even before you click on the main link. In addition, the company won't list a link that's being widely reported as a hoax under related articles to prevent spreading fake news even further.


Elon Musk says people are canceling Tesla Model 3 orders because it's like a '1.5 hour wait for hamburgers' at a restaurant

Elon Musk says people are canceling Tesla Model 3 orders because it's like a '1.5 hour wait for hamburgers' at a restaurant

You'll soon be able to control Windows 10 with your eyes

The company introduced a beta version of eye control into Windows 10, which includes a launchpad that lets you choose between mouse, keyboard and text-to-speech options. Windows 10 will support the Tobii Eye Tracker 4C, with future eye-tracking cameras to come.

Yelp is selling Eat24 to GrubHub for $287.5M and the stock is skyrocketing

Let’s tackle the first one. This is probably going to be a boon for Yelp as its sweet spot has always, really, been a base of content centered around users trying to gather information about a restaurant. With a huge amount of competition in food delivery, Eat24 may have been a user behavior mismatch for the company — though, on paper, the notion makes a lot of sense as people might be searching for lunch and decide to just order it. In that way, it might be a better deal for Yelp to have someone else with expertise handle the operational components of food delivery while they focus on their own core expertise.

Mamoon Hamid is heading from Social Capital to Kleiner Perkins

Mamoon Hamid, a longtime partner at U.S. Venture Partners who went on to co-found Social Capital with Chamath Palihapitiya in 2011, is moving on to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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A controversial ex-banker is the person who really runs Twitter — and he's gambling the company's future on one risky bet

If an employee suggests an idea, Noto wants data, not opinion, and will play devil's advocate so vigorously, he'll rip the idea apart, not letting on if he likes it. It can leave employees feel intimidated or unnerved. But this is his method of "pressure testing" ideas "looking for blind spots," especially if he likes the idea, according to another person familiar with his leadership style.

GoPro actually had a good quarter and the stock is spiking 15%

GoPro is flying high and mighty after releasing its 2017 second-quarter earnings. The camera company took in $297 million in revenue equaling a non-GAAP loss of 9 cents per share. This was way above Wall Street’s expectations, as the general consensus was that GoPro would report revenue of $269 million with a loss of 25 cents per share.

Electric-car startup Faraday Future shakes up its executive ranks amid scramble for cash

Faraday Future, the electric-car startup that set out to challenge Tesla with its own electric self-driving SUV, is looking for a fresh start after a tumultuous year of executive departures, a cash shortage, and lawsuits from its suppliers.

LinkedIn’s latest millennial bait is a Tinder-style mentorship service

If it sounds like a lot like a toothless attempt at winning over younger users with a design method borrowed from the soulless dating app paradigm of our time, you would be quite correct. Most mentorships in life arise from natural occurrences with bosses or colleagues or people who, over time, organically take on the role of someone who’s looking after your career because they believe in you and think you’re talented. LinkedIn, like a number of other venture-backed “coaching” services that are trying to commodify good advice, wants you to skip right to the awkward and unpleasant moment when you and another person must own up to the shallow, transactional nature of your relationship. And what better way to do so than by initially judging them at a glance based only on what your brain can glean from 10 seconds of looking at their face and highest-listed credential?

Yelp will sell its Eat24 business to Grubhub for $287.5 million, stock jumps 19%

( Reuters ) — Yelp Inc said on Thursday it would sell its Eat24 business to Grubhub for $287.5 million in cash, as it posted revenue that beat expectations, news that sent Yelp’s shares up 19 percent.


Apple on Thursday shared a new ad for its upcoming "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" exclusive, revealing Will Smith and late night host James Corden will star as the show's first pairing. The short 30-second spot posted to Apple's YouTube channel shows snippets of "Carpool's" first episode, set to premiere on Aug. 8. An extension of the original Carpool Karaoke segment made popular on "The Late Late Show With James Corden," the Apple Music version runs 30 minutes in length and follows a pair of celebrities as they take a road trip and sing along to their favorite tunes. As seen in the commercial below, the show's first episode finds Smith joined by Corden driving and singing through the streets of Los Angeles. Things intensify later in the episode when the pair board a helicopter for some Chopper Karaoke, fittingly set to R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly." Apple first announced work on the "Carpool Karaoke" spinoff last July , later scheduling a release date in March. After two delays, the most recent in April , Apple's second original Apple Music series will air next week.

Smoke, Then Fire: Uber Knowingly Leased Unsafe Cars to Drivers

Chasing breakneck growth, the ride-hailing giant bought Honda SUVs in Singapore subject to a recall—then one caught fire

Asus’ ZenFone AR is now available unlocked in the US

Earlier this week, Asus’ ZenFone AR became available for preorder through Verizon for $648, but if you don’t want to be tied down to a carrier, you can now purchase the smartphone unlocked starting at $599.

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These teen girls from Kenya invented an app to end female genital mutilation

The hope is that the app will allow girls to decide their own destinies, but it also raises safety concerns. FGM is a deep-rooted social practice handed down from parent to child. While the app could save a girl from FGM, it might also cause family rifts and expose her to more violence. With that in mind, the app might be most effective when introduced to communities alongside educational empowerment programs.

Uber Freight expands into new US markets, adds personalized load matching for drivers

Those areas were chosen, specifically, because they are places where "drivers like to run," the post said. Along with the initial Texas launch market, all of the announced regions account for more than 25% of the drivers and freight in the US, the post noted. The loads in these markets will start to become available over the next few months.

NASA is here to help plan your total solar eclipse 2017 viewing party

NASA may be best known for hits like landing humans on the moon and sending a probe to the sun, but it turns out the space agency has a side gig in party planning. In advance of the upcoming total solar eclipse (if you haven’t marked August 21 on your calendar yet, you shouldn’t be reading this), NASA has gone full Sandra Lee and laid out a 14-point plan for the best solar eclipse viewing party ever.

The Best Livestreams for Watching the 2017 Total Eclipse

There’s a total solar eclipse happening on August 21, 2017, and for the first time in nearly a hundred years, the Moon’s unabashed Sun-blocking power will be visible from much of the continental U.S. (though certain locations will of course have a better vantage point than others). Warning: don’t look directly at it with your naked eyes—instead, use certified eclipse glasses or the pinhole method described here .

The Hidden Gender Gap Among MBA Graduates

Despite these shifts, a new report from Concordia University St. Paul  that analyzed data from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) reveals that women aren’t pursuing master’s degrees in business administration (MBAs) as much as men, even though the U.S. Department of Education data indicates that the MBA is the most popular graduate degree, with over 188,000 students earning one during the academic year 2012-2013, the most recently measured year. During that same time, liberal arts and humanities was the most popular, with 344,000 students earning that undergraduate degree.

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Justin Bieber is getting into the plain white tee business

Justin Bieber understands the timeless demand for classic white tees, and how hard it is to find the perfect one.

I'm one of the local milk people Trump was talking about and I freaking love milk

B'lieve me, friends, I know what yer thinking. "Sampson, are ye sure tha president was speaking about you — a rare subspecies of human with milk fer blood who is obsessed with milk and lives in a milk hole — and he isn't just a big dumb idiot who forgot the word for farmer and has never heard of a corner store because he is too rich to care?"

Need a new password? Don't choose one of these 306 million

"As well as people checking passwords they themselves may have used, I'm envisaging more tech-savvy people using this service to demonstrate a point to friends, relatives and co-workers: 'you see, this password has been breached before, don't use it!'" he says. "If this one thing I've learned over the years of running this service, it's that nothing hits home like seeing your own data pwned."

Incredible 'Witcher 3' cosplayer is our new hero

Incredible 'Witcher 3' cosplayer is our new hero

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Apple concept would let users customize display viewing angles for privacy

Apple is working on a way to allow users to control when they want a narrow field of view on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac screen to maintain privacy and limit the amount of users who can see what's being presented. Apple's patent application for the technology, entitled " Displays With Adjustable Angles-of-View ," was filed by the company on June 30, 2016, and made public on Thursday. The patent discusses utilizing an "electrically controllable filter" to selectively polarize the screen controllable by the user. It does not appear that the innovation is an attachable filter like previous privacy solutions. Rather, the display itself has the needed technology integrated, in a series of substrate layers. The primary implementation appears to be another layer of liquid crystal sandwiched between substrate layers, and the polarizing layers. The liquid crystal layer may also contain a color filter layer to selectively omit or include images on the screen for wider viewing containing a particular color. Left, normal view angle; Right, view angle after user restriction Other possibilities for the technology inlclude a backlight unit with a light guide layer that selectively applies light to ares of the screen.

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