All the Apps You Should Be Using to Rule Fantasy Football
If you don't manage Fantasy Football, Fantasy Football manages you.
Obama's 'Can't Feel My Face' gives The Weeknd a run for his money
The Barack Dubs maestros are back with a splice-and-stitch version of The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face."
'Hay Girl': Romantic horse brings his girlfriend a snack
A horse generously offers up his girlfriend a bit of hay to snack on.
Coffee table upgrade!
Summary: Extra storage and a top that raises up to meet you - and your needs!What's the job of a coffee table these days?Rest your drinks on?A stable ...
Ronda Rousey will take on Patrick Swayze's role in 'Road House' remake
Ronda Rousey is taking the lead role in a new remake of "Road House."
Angelina Jolie in an acting class is the most bizarre footage ever
Some recently rediscovered footage from 2000 features Angelina Jolie screaming, crying, and giggling in an acting class.
Live Photos could be Apple’s most disruptive new tech
Imagine the influence you’d wield over photography if you made the world’s most popular camera. That’s Apple with its ubiquitous iPhone. So it’s a big deal when the company introduces a new feature...
Germany implements temporary border checks to limit refugees, migrants
Germany has increased border control to help stem the tide of refugees and migrants into the country.
'The Martian' review: Matt Damon, and the movie, are stellar
'The Martian,' the best mainstream entertainment Ridley Scott has directed in over a decade, is thrilling and engaging from first launch.
'Insanity ensued' after Taylor Swift endorsed Troye Sivan's new music
"I hardly slept that night — feels so amazing to be validated by someone who I look up to so much," Troye Sivan explains after Taylor Swift tweeted him.
Apple's iPad Pro is the best illustration of the new Microsoft
Back in the ‘90s, Microsoft and Apple were fierce rivals. As the shape of computing was being formed, Bill Gates’ Microsoft was victorious with PCs. Even in 2015, Microsoft still controls over 90...
Not a good move: Mistakenly texting a cop to buy drugs
William Lamberson, 29, was looking to buy and sell drugs when he texted a number he thought belonged to a "hook up" he met at a 7-Eleven. But the Port St. Lucie man misdialed and in a cruel twist of fate, actually texted the captain of Martin County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit. Whoops.
How to Install iOS 9 Right Now
However, since it is the final version of iOS 9 , you can install iOS 9 right now without needing Developer UDID registration or a public beta profile, if you can get the appropriate iOS 9 IPSW file for your iOS device.
Overthinking could be driving creativity in people with neurotic disorders
People who suffer from neuroticism – a condition characterised by anxiety, fear and negative thoughts – are extremely tuned in to looking for threats. For that reason, you may expect them to perform well in jobs requiring vigilance: stunt pilots, aviators and bomb defusement. Yet, the evidence suggests they are actually more suited to creative jobs.
Bring on the learning revolution!
In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive
You've heard about slow food. Now here's slow ... TV? In this very funny talk, Norwegian television producer Thomas Hellum shares how he and his team began to broadcast long, boring events, often live — and found a rapt audience. Shows include a 7-hour train journey, an 18-hour fishing expedition and a 5.5-day ferry voyage along the coast of Norway. The results are both beautiful and fascinating. Really.
What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce
We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world.
Street art with a message of hope and peace
What does this gorgeous street art say? It's Arabic poetry, inspired by bold graffiti and placed where a message of hope and peace can do the most good. In this quietly passionate talk, artist and TED Fellow eL Seed describes his ambition: to create art so beautiful it needs no translation.
A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided
Ten days after 9/11, a shocking attack at a Texas mini-mart shattered the lives of two men: the victim and the attacker. In this stunning talk, Anand Giridharadas, author of "The True American," tells the story of what happened next. It's a parable about the two paths an American life can take, and a powerful call for reconciliation.
Here's how we take back the Internet
Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. "Your rights matter,” he says, "because you never know when you're going to need them." Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.
For parents, happiness is a very high bar
The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.
Hoover Dam build photos reveal the wonder of human invention
The Great Depression was in full swing, and tens of thousands of hopeful workers flocked to the dam site with their families, camping out in temperatures that reached 120 degrees Fahrenheit. At its peak, the project employed 5,251 people.
What Makes Uber Run
What the author and magazine missed is Uber is an unregulated company operating in a regulated industry. It is ILLEGAL.
Kalanick has spearheaded a concerted criminal conspiracy that has swept America and global cities.
Bans, cease and desist directives, court orders, and much litigation mounts daily across the world. Uber thumbs their nose . Kalanick's MO is " I don't care about your laws, I have my own laws. We don't need no stinking regulations. I have my own laws."
Soon the bubble will burst. Violations of the RICO ACT, the IRS tax Code, the US Dept. of Labor employment laws, the FTC Act, the USDOT Act and its Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules and regs, the FAA, The FCC acts, the SEC ACT plus all the various state transportation statutes and city ordinances.
Lawless people and their operations will be prosecuted.
The media such as this writer and FAST COMPANY have been mesmerized by Kalanick.
Remember this, RESPONSIBLE JOURNALISM IS TELLING THE TRUTH.
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.
Mass-produced, printable solar cells enter market and could change everything
The group, consisting of scientists from the CSIRO, the University of Melbourne and Monash University have been working on the technology for over seven years and have figured out a way to cheaply print the panels onto plastic, including smart-phones and laptops, enabling self charging electronics. They are also able to print directly on to walls and windows using an opaque solar film and claim that they can line a skyscraper with panels, making it totally electrically self sufficient.
How to reinvent the apartment building
In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and let light permeate into densely-packed cities.
Software tycoon John McAfee is running for president
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Verizon to be first to field-test crazy-fast 5G wireless - CNET
The nation's largest wireless carrier will begin field trials on so-called fifth-generation, or 5G, technology within the next 12 months, Roger Gurnani, chief information and technology architect for Verizon, said in an interview last week. He expects "some level of commercial deployment" to begin by 2017. That's far earlier than the time frame of 2020 that many in the industry have pegged for the initial adoption of 5G technology.
The Trouble With Scientists - Issue 24: Error - Nautilus
Not only can poor data and wrong ideas survive, but good ideas can be suppressed through motivated reasoning and career pressures. The suggestions by geneticist Barbara McClintock in the 1940s and ’50s that some DNA sequences can “jump” around chromosomes, and by biochemist Stanley Prusiner in the 1980s that proteins called prions can fold up into entirely the wrong shape and that the misfolding can be transmitted from one protein to another, went so much against prevailing orthodoxy that both researchers were derided mercilessly—until they were proved right and won Nobel prizes. Skepticism about bold claims is always warranted, but looking back we can see that sometimes it comes more from an inability to escape the biases of the prevailing picture than from genuine doubts about the quality of the evidence. The examples of McClintock and Prusiner illustrate that science does self-correct when the weight of the evidence demands it, says Nosek, but “we don’t know about the examples in which a similar insight was made but was dismissed outright and never pursued.”
6 new Google Drive features you need to know about - CNET
In the Google Drive Android app, there's a new Research tool for Docs that lets you search Google without leaving your document. You can use this to find and read information, copy and paste text from online into your document, insert images you find on Google and insert links.
5 TED Talks for understanding the drug trade
Up to 100,000 people died in drug-related violence in Mexico in the last 6 years. We might think this has nothing to do with us, but in fact we are all complicit, says Yale professor Rodrigo Canales in this unflinching talk that turns conventional wisdom about drug cartels on its head. The carnage is not about faceless, ignorant goons mindlessly killing each other but is rather the result of some seriously sophisticated brand management.
Jony Ive soundboard brings soothing British narration to the haze of our mundane existences
One of Apple's core strengths as a technology company is filling the hole punched in our hearts by the all-consuming monolith that is corporate capitalism with a warm, fuzzy, intimate feeling of connection. Profundity , simplicity , humanity , fanaticism — these are among the traits that define Apple and its products. And they are often articulated best by the lulling accented voice of Chief Design Officer Jony Ive, who has uttered those words and many more throughout the company's many quasi-erotic product videos . Now, there's a Jony Ive soundboard so that his snipped up-musings can make our lives sound as polished, pure, and precise as the iPhone.
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Teaching kids real math with computers
From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach — calculation by hand — isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.
The social animal
Columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences — insights with massive implications for economics and politics as well as our own self-knowledge. In a talk full of humor, he shows how you can't hope to understand humans as separate individuals making choices based on their conscious awareness.
New Apple Watch apps include Facebook Messenger and GoPro
At today's big event, Apple took time to showcase new, native apps for the Apple Watch. New standouts include Facebook Messenger, which marks Facebook's first effort on Apple's smartwatch, and GoPro. With the latter app, you're able to use Apple Watch as a miniature viewfinder for your GoPro action camera.
Surface Pro 3 vs iPad Pro: What Apple's copied, what it does better
In other ways, the iPad Pro jumps ahead of the Surface Pro 3. For starters it's slightly larger, at 12.9 inches versus 12 inches. Apple hasn’t said how much memory is inside it, but Apple senior vice president of product marketing Phil Schiller said that the tablet includes a more powerful 64-bit A9X chip that’s faster than 80 percent of the PCs shipped in the last 12 months, and 90 percent more powerful, graphically.
4 Business Meetings You Should Never Take
These are probably the most prevalent of potential meetings and, therefore, you must pay particular attention to them. The story goes like this: You’re at a friendly gathering, chatting with a few friends about business and enjoying a nice cold one when someone says to you, “Hey, I have a good friend that you should really meet. I think you guys would hit it off.” Your natural response should be, “great, thanks,” but in reality you should never take such a meeting, as the likelihood of it resulting in anything productive is almost zero.
Inside The Mermaid Economy
But he was wrong. Karen put the tails up on eBay and began to sell them by the dozen. By 2012, Eric, who had spent his career in executive roles at Oracle, Micron Electronics, and Ancestry.com, decided to join the family business as CEO. Since then, growth has been exponential. Last month, the company sold 50,000 mermaid tails, which cost a little over $100, and sales appear to be growing. Eric Browning has focused heavily on improving and patenting the tails’ design, while also creating massive amounts of content for children—from games to videos to stories—to help them immerse themselves in the world of mermaids. "It’s more than just selling product," he says. "We sell an adventure and an experience. We want to create a place that parents can trust their kids to be."
Quad-channel RAM vs. dual-channel RAM: The shocking truth about their performance
My first test was SiSoft Sandra’s memory bandwidth test. This jack-of-all trades benchmark suite measures and pokes just about everything in your PC. It's long been a standard to measure available memory bandwidth in a PC. The results were as expected (and also a good way to double-check that I hadn’t put the modules in the wrong slots). Going from dual-channel DDR4/2666 to quad-channel DDR4/2666 nearly doubles the available memory bandwidth. Woohoo! Go home, right?
Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows
Here, the “high” bar (pardon the pun) is what you get when you add the worst January since 2002 to the worst February, to the worst March, and so on. The “low” bar is the sum total of the safest January, February, etc., since 2002. What’s notable here is that the totals so far in 2014 are closer to the safest composite year since 2002 than to the average year since 2002. I should also add here that these are total fatalities. If we were to calculate these figures as a rate — say, miles driven per fatality — the drop would be starker, both for this year and since Colorado legalized medical marijuana in 2001. While the number of miles Americans drive annually has leveled off nationally since the mid-2000s, the number of total miles traveled continues to go up in Colorado . If we were to measure by rate, then, the state would be at lows unseen in decades.
How to Optimize Your Tweets for Search
Yes, Salman. You are right that hashtags are a great way to gain extra exposure, but that is a whole separate strategy in itself. Jumping into a conversation for a trending hashtag is a very good way to tap an instant audience, but it is more of a responsive approach than a something that is easy to plan for. More standard hashtags like #socialmedia will allow you to plan out your tactics, but unfortunately they are dependent on how many people happen to be searching for that hashtag. I am not aware of any tool that can tell you that though the way Google can tell you search volume for keywords. Outreach to influencers is also a great strategy, especially if you can get them to syndicate your content with retweets. Thank you for reading.
This hilarious Cisco fail is a network engineer's worst nightmare
Such a situation could cause a problem in any size datacenter, where these switches and cables are commonly used. If someone plugged in a cable to port one unknowingly pushing the button, they’d possibly be taking down the entire network without even realizing it. If your switches are configured right, however, the blip should be only brief.
The good news on poverty (Yes, there's good news)
Human beings have been campaigning against inequality and poverty for 3,000 years. But this journey is accelerating. Bono "embraces his inner nerd" and shares inspiring data that shows the end of poverty is in sight … if we can harness the momentum.
Reg Saddler on Twitter
When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location.
You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history.
Who am I? Think again
How do we decide who we are? Hetain Patel's surprising performance plays with identity, language and accent — and challenges you to think deeper than surface appearances. A delightful meditation on self, with performer Yuyu Rau, and inspired by Bruce Lee.
Google to begin delivering fresh groceries later this year
Google Express has been built as Google's answer to Amazon Prime, and that's becoming even more true as Google chases Amazon into fresh grocery deliveries. Amazon Fresh is already up and running in parts of New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles, which puts Google behind the curve. But Amazon is by no means the dominant fresh grocery delivery company, and fresh grocery deliveries are by no means a proven business. That's likely why Google's fresh grocery trial is only starting in two cities, letting it make less of a commitment while figuring out how to make this into a viable offering.
A closer look at that fancy new Hermes Apple Watch band
It might not have been the most groundbreaking thing Apple announced today. In fact, I'd wager that new Apple Watch bands rank at the very bottom of the list, behind new iPhones , a refreshed Apple TV and a big-screen iPad Pro . (I'll let you all weigh in on how you'd rank the other three.) That said, this is a gadget blog, and what are we here for, if not to give you a healthy serving of gadget porn? Chief among the new bands is a leather one made by luxury brand Hermes, available in a "Single Tour" style for $1,100 (ouch) and a "Double Tour" version that wraps twice around your wrist for $1,250 (double ouch). Also pictured: matching Hermes watch faces, because of course. If that's a little outside your budget, Apple also unveiled new silicone "Sport" bands in a host of colors. There's really not much more to it than that -- we think our gallery of hands-on shots tells you all you need to know.
A look at Apple's new watch bands
State official uses Facebook to expose secret photo-hiding app
But if you know the right sequence of digits, you can unlock a hidden feature that gives you access to a photo album. Inside the photo album, you can import photos you've already taken using the iPhone's native photo app, shoot and save photos directly from the Calculator% app and email any photos saved in the app.
Stare deeply into this beautiful summertime panorama of Mars' south pole
NASA released some stunning new images of Pluto today, but New Horizons is far from the only spacecraft that's currently sending back incredible photos of our Solar System. Mars Express, a spacecraft that was launched by the European Space Agency in 2003, has been taking gorgeous images of the Red Planet for years. But a new one released today is one of the most impressive views of Mars yet.
Supporting Customers With Facebook: What Businesses Need to Know
Thanks for another great episode! I worked in customer service on social media for a couple of years (not in a regulated industry) and made every attempt to resolve the issue in the channel chosen by the customer. I hear a lot of examples like the ones in this episode about redirecting to phone or email. Is this due to the regulated industry of insurance? Or because there are just so many social platforms to keep up with now? I’m not a fan of taking the path that’s easiest for the company, but rather prefer helping customers in the channel they are most comfortable with. Perhaps there are scenarios that are best for staying in the chanel as well as redirecting? Any additional insight you can provide is appreciated!
Solar Cells with Kirigami Cuts Capture More Sunlight | MIT Technology Review
The newly demonstrated device, which features flexible solar cells made of gallium arsenide, is only a proof-of-principle. Developing a technology practical enough for commercial application will take a lot more work. The researchers will likely need to come up with a system for encasing the structures to protect them against the weather and provide mechanical support, and may add electric motors to pull the cells apart at specific times during the day. “It doesn’t take much force at all,” says Shtein. He says that although the approach is best suited for thin, flexible materials, in principle it could work with “almost any kind of solar cell.”
The Unexpected Science of Manipulating Neurons With Light
Once scientists discovered how easy it is to use this opsin, it swept through neuroscience labs. “You take it, you stick it into the cell, and you’re off to the races,” says Sanes, who uses optogenetics in his lab to study circuits in the retina. (The slightly longer version is that you find a gene unique to the neurons you want to stimulate, and use genetic tools to basically hitch the light-sensitive protein into those neurons and those neurons alone.) In the past decade, scientists have optimized that first opsin and found new ones that can inhibit neurons or respond to different colors of light.
Olympus Air A01 Review: A taste of the future of photography
The modular form factor is also a ton of fun when you detach the camera from your phone. It’s hard getting used to aiming the A01 with one hand and holding your phone in the other, but it leads to a lot of creative angles that would be difficult with just a cellphone camera. It’s useful for setting up large group photos or placing the Air at odd angles – or you could just stick to high quality selfies.
30-second video ads coming soon to Instagram
Instagram has announced big changes to its advertising platform, meaning you're likely to soon start seeing longer ads from a broader range of sources. Ads can now be 30 seconds long, up from the regular 15-second limit, and are also able to use landscape photo and video following Instagram's recent lifting of the square format restriction.
How to dress for power like Apple CEO Tim Cook: Dad jeans, a little normcore
Yet, Cook has accomplished something enviable in his few years as CEO: he radiates power, without dressing like anything special. So for anyone looking to imitate Cook — or maybe in the market for a very obscure Apple-related Halloween costume — here's a quick guide for dressing like the leader of the world's biggest company.
A 17th-Century Woman Artist's Butterfly Journey
For Maria Sibylla […] the ‘caterpillar book’ is not a medium for showing off her artistic skills and scientific knowledge at a time when a woman’s most important duties were those related to running the household. In fact, she saw her work solely as a song of praise for the Creator. In her preface she confesses: “Do not seek herein my glory / but that of God / to praise / Him / as Creator of even these small and most humble worms; / for they spring not from themselves / but from God.”
Google will hold Nexus event September 29 in San Francisco - CNET
The tech giant is set to hold an event September 29 in San Francisco to unveil two new Nexus devices, according to people familiar with the company's plans. One smartphone will be a smaller version of a Nexus phone made by LG, while the second will be a larger version of a device built by Huawei.
The 20 schools with the most alumni at Google
Using LinkedIn's University Finder tool , which allows you to filter by industry, company, and location to find the perfect college, we found the top 20 schools with the most alumni working at Google.
Sorry, Apple. Turns Out Designers Don’t Use iPads
The ephemeral nature of a sheet of paper is key. Design critic Steven Heller points out that ideas on tablets just aren’t as easy to share. “If you’re going to start passing things around in a meeting, doodle-like, a machine distances you from the core of the idea,” he says. Think about the feeling of showing someone something on your phone: You’re always ready for them to hand it back. With a piece of paper ripped from a notebook, that sense of ownership isn’t a factor.