‘Heart in a box’ keeps beating until transplanted
A device that reanimates organs taken from dead patients has shown promise in heart transplant surgeries, though it's raising some ethical concerns, as well. As MIT Technology Review reports, the...
What to stream this month on HBO, Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix
The latest movies and TV shows available to stream this September.
Old Atari games had graphics glitches because of CPU bottlenecks
Ever wonder why 'Ms. Pac-Man' on Atari had those weird black lines on the side of the screen? Guess no more.
Adonit introduces Bluetooth-free touchscreen stylus
The Jot Dash offers Bluetooth-level precision from a stylus without Bluetooth.
GoPro wants you to make short videos on your action camera
GoPro's new trimming feature makes your action camera footage Vine-friendly.
This is Google's new logo
Whoa. Google just redesigned its iconic logo.
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.
Engadget | Citizen Mars
We go in depth with five of the finalists for the Mars One mission: everyday people determined to be the first to colonize the Red Planet. Through interviews and extensive vérité that spans India, Egypt, South Africa, Italy, and the U.S., discover the obsession with the future, adventure, and space that's propelling them to leave everything - and everyone - behind.
The right way to tackle Amazon
Amazon Prime (and its current same-day and one-hour variations from Amazon) explicitly tried to knock out the two downsides of e-commerce: the lack of immediacy and the extra cost, in the form of shipping charges. To be fair, Amazon has absolutely not removed those downsides yet, but it has whittled them down. Even the faster Amazon delivery may not be as swift as swinging by the store that you're going to pass on your way home from work anyway. And the highest Amazon Prime package still is very limited when it comes to making deliveries free for items sent by the huge number of Amazon partners, including a lot of moms-and-pops. (The day Amazon has a service that truly eliminates all shipping fees from all products purchased through the Amazon site is the day brick-and-mortar CEOs are dreading.)
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Having Wi-Fi problems with iOS 8 - 8.4.1? Here's how to fix it
Thanks apple ! you broke all theses phones with your updates, phone that we used to love and our only answer is buy a new one? we care about the old ones I have five of them but soon not more! If I going to buy new ones and spend my hard earn dollars it will be with a company that fixes there mistake and focus on there problems that THEY created for there customers and not what best for them and im sure 1000s will follow me, But if you want a 2nd chance roll back out the old 7.1 and every thing will work on the old phones wow! omg ! its so simply problem solved ! How much do you pay your people ??? Wake up apple!
Christian theologian steps down due to Ashley Madison hack
Christian theologian steps down due to Ashley Madison hack
The Ashley Madison hack — the public release of emails of wannabe adulterers — has now ensnared a theologian with a famous name in some Christian circles.
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Sale of buried Atari cartridges nets over $107,000
This isn't the last of the buried games, either; there are still more cartridges from the dig floating around. One hundred went to the company that made a documentary about the excavation, and 23 were donated to museums. But there are still 297 cartridges that Joe Lewandowski, the man who spearheaded the project, is holding on to -- he's thinking that he might put them on sale if and when another film about the burial comes together. Lewandowski does have plans for a second movie, but for now he's going to advise Alamogordo on how to spend the money he earned for it. "The $65,000 is yours," he said at a town meeting last week, "you can do what you want with it but I don't want to see it go to pot holes or sewer lines."
Good News, Everyone! Chrome Is Just Killed Flash Ads
Chrome, the browser used by over 50% of the Internet, is officially preferring HTML5 ads over Flash content, a move that should finally dump the failed media platform into the trash heap of history. Quoth Google :
How to prevent closing multiple tabs in Chrome - CNET
Whether you're researching or adding distractions in other tabs, it can be frustrating when you accidentally close them all at once. For Chrome users, no dialog box pops up asking if you're sure that you want to close all tabs, or even just the last one. Google has explained on several help threads that this is because it wants Chrome to have as little pop-ups or interruptions as necessary. But for those of us who just closed all 14 tabs we were looking at by mistake, that explanation isn't helpful.
Josh Miller Leaves Facebook For The White House
Once an entrepreneur has sold his or her company and logged the required time with the acquiring outfit, he or she typically sets out to start another company — or become an investor. Josh Miller — whose startup, Branch, allowed groups of people to hold discussions and share links — is taking another tack.
PAX 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider Captures the Spirit of Indiana Jones Incredibly - IGN
One thing that didn’t sit as well with me as the rest of the demo was an extremely brief action scene that occurred in the waning moments. After a quick montage of events, the game threw me in media res in a gunfight with two bad dudes. While the gunplay in Rise of the Tomb Raider doesn’t feel bad by any means, it’s incredibly jarring to go from the exploration and spelunking of Lara’s adventures to scenes where she murders a bunch of fools in cold blood. My favorite scenes in the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot were ones where Lara and I survived the elements, solved puzzles, and explored rad places. Here’s to hoping that Rise has more of that and less of the whole bang bang shoot shoot thing.
13 more big data & analytics companies to watch
So many big data and analytics-focused startups are getting funding these days that I’ve been inspired to compile a second slideshow highlighting these companies. This new batch has reined in some $250 million this year as they seek to help organizations make sense of the seemingly endless pool of data going online.
IS MSI’s new GTX 980 Ti more than lightning in a bottle?
As one of the most powerful graphics cards in the world, the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti is a pretty sought-after piece of kit. Those that like their GPUs colorful will likely be doubly interested in MSI’s new version of it too. The GTX 980 Ti Lightning is factory overclocked, giving increased performance, has a high powered cooler and a new color scheme that really makes it stand out from the crowd.
Stupid Patent of the Month: A Drink Mixer Attacks the Internet of Things
Imagine if the inventor of the Segway claimed to own “any thing that moves in response to human commands.” Or if the inventor of the telegraph applied for a patent covering any use of electric current for communication. Absurdly overbroad claims like these would not be allowed, right? Unfortunately, the Patent Office does not do a good job of policing overly broad claims. August's Stupid Patent of the Month, U.S. Patent No. 8,788,090 , is a stark example of how these claims promote patent trolling.
Nextbit’s Robin Is Another Pretty Phone—But With Infinite Storage
I stopped by the company’s San Francisco office one day last month, about a week after the team got its first working Robin prototype, known as an engineering validation test or EVT. Scott Croyle, chief product and design officer, holds it in one hand, rubbing its seams with the other. “EVTs, they’re ugly,” he says. “The gaps aren’t right, the buttons aren’t flush, the paint job is crappy, it’s not the right color. From a software perspective it’s just barely running.” He turns to Josh Morenstein of Branch Creative, the design firm hired to help create Robin. “This looks like shit! You and I know we would never ship this, but you know, it’s a good first start.” It’s proof, Croyle believes, that this crazy gambit is going to work.
Shadow BYOD runs rampant in federal government
As an example, he envisions a scenario where an employee jailbreaks their phone in order to access unauthorized third-party applications. The device might no longer receive important operating system updates, and in time could become a soft target for hackers looking to gain entry into the government network. In Lookout's survey, 7 percent of respondents admit that they have rooted or jailbroken a device they bring to work or use there.
Amazon Starts Selling Nintendo Digital Content - IGN
The process is slightly different to how the retailer currently sells digital codes for Xbox and PlayStation software. Customers will need to follow a three-step process which will require authentication via the Nintendo Network (outlined in the graphic below):
Daily App Deals: Grab these limited time discounts on Splashtop Touchpad, Dungelot and more (September 1)
We have some great apps for you today that are discounted for a short duration in the App Store, including Splashtop Touchpad, Dungelot and others. Some deals may expire quickly — even on the same day of this post. If there is a discounted app that you like, grab it while it is still on sale.
Law firm targets Google foes for private damages claims
BRUSSELS U.S. law firm and class action specialist Hausfeld launched a platform on Tuesday to help pursue claims against Google, posing a potential headache for the world's No. 1 Internet search engine amid its regulatory troubles in Europe.
Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Partner To Create Next-Gen Video Format
This work is part of the larger effort of creating a format that’s open and interoperable, as well as optimized for the web and scalable to any device and bandwidth. The format is also meant to support real-time video delivery and usable for commercial and non-commercial content. This last part is important, because this means the format will offer support for content encryption — something Amazon, Netflix and others have to support in order to be able to get the licensing rights for most of their content.
Samsung's Gear S2 is a classy Tizen watch with a rotating bezel
Just don't expect a dainty little thing. Samsung says the Gear S2 is about 11.4mm thick; that's just a hair heftier than Huawei's own fashion-forward smartwatch , and that thing already looks a tad ridiculous. Oh, and as the lack of the word "Galaxy" in the name suggests, Samsung's Gear S2 runs Tizen instead of Android Wear. That means it's thankfully free of the pervasive sense of sameness baked into every Google-approved smartwatch, a fact that's only reinforced by the wearable's rotating bezel controls. Samsung hasn't done a great job of explaining how this control scheme works, but we'll probably be spinning that dial to sift through installed apps and zoom in and out of photos. Throw in a 1GHz dual-core processor and an NFC radio to make the watch a mobile-payments gizmo (we're looking at you, Samsung Pay) and we've got an interesting little wearable, if nothing else.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announces she's pregnant with twins - CNET
As with the birth of her son three years ago, Mayer plans to limit the amount of maternity leave she will take. The 40-year-old CEO wrote in a Tumblr post that she had already informed Yahoo's board of directors and executive team of her pregnancy.
Making Money in Metal Gear Solid 5 - Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Wiki Guide - IGN
Getting rich and making money in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is a matter of careful financial management of Mother Base , looting treasures like Diamonds , controlling your spending, and perhaps most importantly understanding Deployment Missions . This guide to managing your GMP will help you make the most out of your Metal Gear cash.
PlayStation 4 jumps on the YouTube Gaming bandwagon
Believe it or not, the PlayStation 4 is almost two years old already. I know, I'm surprised too. To celebrate, Sony is rolling out its dashboard preview program... and from the looks of it, firmware version 3.0 is positively massive and rife with some huge changes for the console. Let's start at the top: online storage has been increased from a paltry 1GB to 10GB, which should make it a ton easier to access all of your game saves wherever you are. With the advent of YouTube Gaming comes the ability to livestream from Sony's latest game console to Google's video wing, much like you could already do via the system's built-in Twitch functionality. And on top of the existing screenshot sharing, you can now share video clips to Twitter. Sadly, they're limited to 10 seconds apiece.
Oh, and if you're more interested in watching than creating, you can bug buddies to watch them playing games using a"Request to Watch" feature. Sony's VP of platforms marketing John Koller says that folks selected for the beta program will see the new tweaks "very soon," and warns that some of what's listed here might not be in the update's final version.
Weird workplaces: Hipsters flock to treehouse office - BBC News
A pop-up treehouse office designed for freelancers has opened up in Hoxton, London. What kind of people go there?
Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo, expecting twins - BBC News
The chief executive of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, has announced she is expecting twin girls in December, but plans to take "limited" time off.
'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' hits PS4 on March 18th
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, the final game in Naughty Dog's Indiana Jones-style adventure series, will hit PlayStation 4 on March 18th, 2016. We got a taste of the game right after E3 2015 with an extended, action-packed trailer that features protagonist Nathan Drake shooting up bad guys, driving through a mountainside city and surviving all manner of seemingly lethal evasion tactics. There are a few versions of the game up for pre-order this week, including the Special Edition, which costs $80 and includes a steelbook case, an art book, in-game currency, a sticker sheet and the game on Blu-ray.
The Collector's Edition is $120 and includes everything in the Special Edition, plus a 12-inch statue of Nathan Drake from Gentle Giant, three in-game multiplayer outfits, two weapons skins and other in-game customization options. The Deluxe Edition, which runs $80, offers the game in digital form plus two multiplayer customization options and future access to three DLC packs. Two of the DLC bundles are multiplayer fare with rare and legendary items, while the third is "the first-ever, single-player story add-on for the Uncharted series.
Apple reportedly exploring creation of original video content
Apple is seriously looking into becoming a video content creator in the way that Netflix and Amazon are.
ICYMI: X-ray pill, Space-controlled earth rover and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A new X-ray pill to check for colon cancer is about to enter human trials in the EU and colons everywhere are more grateful. The European Space Agency is about to control a rover on earth via astronaut on the International Space Station. And a hobbyist crafted a drone that can lift a human for a good 10 minutes. Things we think you should see: This video of a Zelda tribute with help from an “Unreal” makeover. If you come across any interesting videos, 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. 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.
20 must-see moments from the 2015 VMAs with Miley Cyrus
In retrospect, though, we’re pretty sure even the folks at MTV didn’t expect so many provocative moments (or maybe this was exactly what they were expecting): from Nicki Minaj throwing shade at Miley, and Justin Bieber breaking into tears post-performance to Kanye West announcing his 2020 presidency bid, there were plenty of reasons to gawk and tweet. Whether there were many quality musical moments, of course, is another topic altogether.
Apple Pay transaction limit rises to £30 in the U.K.
The Apple Pay transaction limit has been increased to £30 for users in the United Kingdom. The move comes less than two months after the service made its debut in Great Britain , but there are some limitations.
T-Mobile will throttle users exploiting tethering workarounds
T-Mobile is gearing up to take action against the rogue tetherers, who apparently make up less than 0.01 percent of its total subscriber base. Legere's letter is a pretty transparent way to try and prevent negative headlines and articles about T-Mobile throttling data. By painting these users as thieves and hackers, it's clear he hopes to mitigate any damage the throttling policy will have on T-Mobile's "Uncarrier" reputation. The great throttling of 2015 will begin today, with "3,000 users who know exactly what they are doing" being the first to get hit.
Between Apple and the Luxury Industry, a Short Two-Way Street
Why do Apple and the luxury-goods industry covet each other’s leaders so much? They have a lot in common, starting with their customers. The same person who buys a Louis Vuitton bag or a Dior suit is very likely to own an iPhone.
Apple may start producing original television shows and movies
At this time, the structure of how Apple’s original content would be offered to the public is still unclear. Apple doesn’t have a subscription-based streaming model at the moment like Netflix, Hulu or Amazon. All content is sold at a premium cost through iTunes rather than a pay-per-month deal for access to a large library of licensed content.
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Yummly Raises $15 Million At $100M Valuation For Its Recipe Recommendation And Food Delivery Business
Yummly , the online recipe recommendation and food delivery service has raised $15 million in a new round of funding led by Bauer Venture Partners that values the company at $100 million.
Samsung's creating its own curated news app for Galaxy devices
Apple isn't the only one developing an exclusive news service for its mobile customers. Samsung has announced a partnership with Axel Springer , a publisher of European newspapers including Die Welt , Bild and Fakt , to develop a news platform called "UPDAY." It'll be exclusive to Samsung Galaxy devices, and a beta version is set to land in the Google Play store this Thursday. What isn't clear, however, is how much content, if any, Axel Springer will be producing exclusively for the service. UPDAY is being pitched as an "aggregated news content platform," with stories selected both algorithmically and by a local team of news editors. Initially, the app will be restricted to Galaxy device owners in Germany and Poland -- the countries where Axel Springer is dominant -- before rolling out to "other European markets" early next year. If it's successful, or Samsung thinks it has potential, there's every chance it'll be launched further afield in the future.
Adobe Flash is finally dead
The majority of users are able to ditch Flash already, although time of death can’t truly be called until streaming providers drop it entirely — but that’s already on the horizon for many.
This isw hat the world will look like after climate change transforms it
Mass extinctions will open ecological niches, and environmental changes will create new ones. New creatures will evolve to fill them, guided by unforeseen selection pressures. What this new world will look like, exactly, is impossible to predict, and humans aren’t guaranteed to survive in it. (And that’s if civilization somehow manages to survive the climate disasters coming its way in the meantime, from superstorms to sea level rise to agriculture-destroying droughts). Still, experiments like Winter’s offer a glimpse.
Google created an entirely new typeface for its snappy logo redesign
Google’s colorful new logo has the technology blogs abuzz, but there’s a lot more to it than a slick redesign. It’s a branding effort, with Google actually creating a new typeface to accommodate the company’s new direction.
Here are the other new Google logos the company considered
If you come across any other changes springing from today’s logo change or spot any other bits of work in progress from Google, let us know in the comments. And feel free to weigh in on whether you’d have preferred any of the alternative ideas showcased on that board.
'Disney Infinity' finally feels like a complete game
As far as Disney Infinity 3.0's Playsets go, I'm more impressed by what Disney has done with the game's Toybox mode. For many players, this was the game's entire selling point: a creative sandbox area where you can create your own games and worlds to play in. It always seemed like a good idea, but it never clicked for me. The tutorials felt disorganized and pandering. I didn't know where to start and eventually gave up. Thankfully, learning to build worlds in Disney Infinity 3.0 is refreshingly easy.
For its 10th birthday, Pandora gives the gift of no ads - CNET
On Wednesday of next week, Pandora will shut of commercials for 24 hours, from midnight until midnight. The company will play an audio message from Tim Westergren, the company's founder, thanking listeners. In addition, it will display images noting that the commercial-free day is sponsored by Pandora One, the service's $5-a-month subscription that cuts ads from music streams and allows more song skips. But those will be lighter than the normal load of advertisements.
The Evolution of Google's Iconic Logo
It may feel like Google’s colorful lettering has been with us since the dawn of time, but it’s been a long, bumpy road getting there. When it comes to logo design, sometimes you have to face-plant before you can fly. And in Google’s case, there’s been plenty of face-planting.
New on TNW: Share us to Slack!
Slack is the hottest thing in workplace collaboration right now. And it’s not just that – it’s being used to help all sorts of teams, communities and organizations collaborate . Now it’s super-easy to share any article on TNW to any Slack channel that you’re a member of.
Tips and Tricks - Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Wiki Guide - IGN
These tips and tricks for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will help you get off on the right foot with the extraordinary new MGS adventure. Metal Gear takes its time explaining some of the more important nuances of the game. It's helpful to know as much as possible from the beginning so that you can get a head start on outsmarting the enemy, befriending more Buddies , and putting up a better stock in Mother Base .
On Today's Stream: Ask Us Why Metal Gear 5 Is a 10 - IGN
On today's steam, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain reviewer Vince Ingenito shares his thoughts on the game along with the help of Metal Gear expert Jon Ryan.
New leaked images show next-generation Moto 360 Sport watches
A reliable leaker posted some new photos of the next generation of Moto 360 Android smartwatch, notably some nice-looking Sport models.
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No connection? No Amazon device? Prime Video says no problem - CNET
By expanding the capability to Apple and Android mobile devices, the company is essentially offering a feature on the top of consumers' wish lists to nearly everyone who uses a smartphone . It also ratchets up Amazon Prime Video's competitiveness versus bigger rival Netflix. Prime is Amazon's $99-a-year membership service that is best known for free two-day shipping, but a Prime subscription also gives members a host of other perks, including the streaming video service. Netflix is estimated to have more members and so far has garnered more awards for its original shows, but expanding the offline feature gives Amazon Prime Video a selling point that Netflix doesn't match.
The Research That's Driving A Turnaround At Skullcandy
But in its labs, Skullcandy's researchers are working alongside academic researchers and athletes to do more fundamental research about how sound influences the body. "We're interested in questions like how you can use music and audio to prepare you for your event and how it can help you recover more quickly," Hutchings says. Competitive athletes often use music to pump themselves up for an event so they are optimally charged; Skullcandy's researchers are now trying to quantify this experience. "You need to have enough adrenaline so that you're focused," Hutchings explains. "If you get too aroused, you get sensory exclusion and can't perform well. But if you're underaroused, you could be at a competitive disadvantage."