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Apple’s iMessage App Store goes live ahead of iOS 10 launch later today

Though iOS 10 won't be available for the majority of iPhone users until later today, Apple has rolled out the new iMessa

Apple’s AI if by Air

After only a few days with Apple’s wireless AirPod headphones, it’s clear that there will be a huge platform business based on the reliable, persistent..

MIT researchers can scan a book through its cover

Imagine if scanning a book was as simple as ripping a CD. No page turning, no adjusting, nothing. MIT researchers are working on just that.

Review: Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7

With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple is going through a splitting-atoms phase with the iPhone. The company knows that the future is a camera that can see the..

Apple’s AI if by Air

After only a few days with Apple’s wireless AirPod headphones, it’s clear that there will be a huge platform business based on the reliable, persistent..

Batman needs a Robin, and this 'Big Hero' star has big dreams of playing him

Boy Wonder no more: Actor Ryan Potter posted a fight video that shows he could step right in as the Caped Crusader's sidekick.

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Evan Kimbrell prepares you for a successful business launch

If you want to start your own business, why reinvent the wheel? Learn tried-and-true techniques for building a successful venture with Evan Kimbrell’s Business Launching Bundle. For a limited time, this training course is just $49 from TNW Deals. A new era of tech events has begun We’re back in New York this November for …

LoveBot automatically says 'I love you', and that's not depressing at all

Tired of manually interacting with your loved ones? Slicon Valley has the answer: LoveBot. This little bot, built at Techcrunch Disrupt SF, disrupts affection by automating it, and there’s nothing at all depressing about that. It’s something we can all relate to: loved ones demanding we “acknowledge they exist” and “communicate occasionally.” If you don’t …

Biologists Really Can’t Help Naming Species After Obama

Thomas Jefferson has an extinct scallop, Teddy has an elk and a savanna shrew. But Obama has a whole menagerie of fish and parasites, lizards and birds named after him.

Could global smart cities be funded by U.S.-style muni bonds?

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REVIEW: The iPhone 7

As for me, I listen to most of my music on my iPhone anyway, so the transition wasn’t a big deal at all. The Lightning EarPods work just fine, and the new AirPods are an intriguing bet by Apple to push us towards wireless. Plus, there are plenty of excellent wireless Bluetooth headsets to choose from, including some new models coming from Beats later this year, that will work with the iPhone 7. I never found myself yearning for a pair of regular headphones. Everything you need is right in the box, including that handy dongle that makes it possible to listen to your old headphones if you have a pair you’re in love with.

iPhone 7 Review: The Anti-Anxiety iPhone

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus bid goodbye to the headphone jack and hello to longer battery life. And, says WSJ's Geoffrey A. Fowler, it's worth the upgrade for water-resistance and a better low-light camera, too. Photo: F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal

Fix Apple's Wireless AirPods With This $10 Wire

Apple’s attempt to convince us that a headphone jack-less iPhone 7 wasn’t a terrible thing created a whole new uproar when it became clear how easy it would be to lose the new $160 wireless AirPods . But don’t worry, there’s an easy solution to that problem too: a $10 wire that negates all that inconvenient wirelessness.

Instagram has a new way to keep you from seeing offensive comments

"To empower each individual, we need to promote a culture where everyone feels safe to be themselves without criticism or harassment," Systrom said on the Instagram blog . "It’s not only my personal wish to do this, I believe it’s also our responsibility as a company. So, today, we’re taking the next step to ensure Instagram remains a positive place to express yourself."

Apple’s iMessage store goes live with stickers and apps for iOS 10 messages

Apple's iMessage App Store is a big part of the  many changes arriving with iOS 10 today . While the software update won't be available until around 1PM ET / 10AM PT, Apple has opened up the iMessage App Store a little early for developers and beta testers already using the final version of iOS 10. It's an early glimpse at how Apple will start selling stickers, apps, and games for use exclusively within iMessage.

Don't worry — Apple's AirPods won't fall out of your ears

So, yes, the AirPods are tiny and there's a good chance you could lose them if you're not careful. But at least you don't have to worry about them falling out of your ears.

Adblock Plus now sells ads

The marketplace is a extension of the Acceptable Ads program that Adblock Plus has been running since 2011. Since then, the ad blocker has defaulted to “whitelisting” approved ads, so that they show up even when users have the blocker turned on. But the program has been fairly limited in scope, since publishers and ad networks need to specifically work with (and pay) Adblock Plus to have their ads deemed acceptable. It’s a time-consuming process, Williams emphasized, which limits how many websites can sign up to display ads to would-be blockers.

iPhone 7 Plus: The photographer's phone

But the 7 Plus, reviewed here, leaps ahead with a new first for an Apple phone: dual rear cameras. (Apple is following in the footsteps of LG and Huawei , both of which already offer dual camera models.) One is identical to the wide-angle model on the 7, but the second one adds telephoto, including true 2x optical zoom. And the phone's software deftly fuses the two, so you can effortlessly jump between them, or have them stitch together a single image.

You can now buy a strap for Apple's wireless AirPods

It’s a small price to pay to protect your $160 investment – but it’s also rather absurd that you’d want these, especially after shelling out hard-earned cash for breakthrough wireless technology and style. That being said, I won’t be surprised to see these cables dangling off earphones that don’t need cables to function.

9 Tips to Prepare for iOS 10 Update on iPhone or iPad

iOS 10 update generally require at least 2GB of free space, so if you’re running low on free space on your iPhone or iPad, it might be a good idea to free up some space by deleting unwanted stuff from your device. You should have at least 2.5GB or more free space to be on the safe side.

iPhone 7 Plus: The photographer's phone

But the 7 Plus, reviewed here, leaps ahead with a new first for an Apple phone: dual rear cameras. (Apple is following in the footsteps of LG and Huawei , both of which already offer dual camera models.) One is identical to the wide-angle model on the 7, but the second one adds telephoto, including true 2x optical zoom. And the phone's software deftly fuses the two, so you can effortlessly jump between them, or have them stitch together a single image.

U.S. tech firms urge Congress to allow internet domain changeover

WASHINGTON Major technology companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter are urging Congress to support a plan for the U.S. government to cede control of the internet's technical management to the global community, they said in a joint letter dated on Tuesday.

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This Quadcopter Can Perform Insane Stunts Completely Autonomously

Quadrotors need outside help to navigate and perform their remarkable stunts, whether it be a human behind the controls or an array of complex sensors placed around a room. But not this one. Developed by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, this drone is practically autonomous—which means it’s an actual drone. The future is finally here.

Pandora is almost ready to launch its music subscription service

Pandora is well positioned to potentially make a dent in the music subscription landscape if it plays its cards right. It currently has 78 million users, which I'm sure will all be flooded with ads (unless you have Pandora One) for the new subscription service once it launches. A conversion rate of 10 percent would push Pandora into third place in the paid music streaming market, and could give Apple Music and Spotify something to think about, besides each other. During an investor call this morning, Pandora said the new subscription services will launch soon, so you shouldn't have to wait much longer.

Samsung pins explosive Galaxy Note 7 on battery flaw

The company believes a manufacturing error may be to blame for the overheating batteries, which have led to a massive recall of its flagship phone.

ACLU seeks an Obama pardon for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

Snowden, the notorious NSA-contractor-turned-privacy-advocate has been living in Russia since June 2013 after being granted temporary asylum. Snowden’s requests for renewal have been granted each year since. Now living in an undisclosed location in Russia, Snowden is seeking permanent asylum elsewhere while trying to remain out of reach of the US government — where he’d face trial under the espionage act should he return.

Google removed 1.75 billion websites after takedown requests

You can, for example, see how many requests a given company has made. RIAA-member companies requested over 80 million URLs removed. You can also see how many requests companies have made for particular domains. has faced over 4 million such requests, and that’s just in the short time the infamous pirate site used that particular domain name.

iPhone 7 Plus review: excellent camera on a phone that can get wet

iPhone 7 Plus review: Excellent camera on a phone that can get wet It's not the freshest design. But the iPhone 7's solid features make it a buy if you're ready to upgrade. Check out this story on

5 Ways to Promote Your Products on Facebook : Social Media Examiner

Lion Brand Yarn uses Facebook Live video to promote sales, highlight specific yarn, answer customer questions, and share great patterns. The best part is that they do it without using any fancy effects or production. The videos feature one employee in a simple showroom setup, speaking frankly and humorously about what she makes and how Lion Brand Yarn’s products can be used.

Mossberg: Choosing the iPhone 7 is tougher than in the past

At a glance, you’d be hard-pressed to tell Apple’s new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models, which go on sale Friday, from their 2015 and 2014 counterparts. They look almost identical, and are the same sizes. But once you get your hands on them, the differences are clear: better cameras, longer battery life, water resistance, doubled memory at essentially the same prices, and more.

'Final Fantasy XV' claims the first limited-edition slimline PS4

Mat once failed an audition to be the Milkybar Kid: an advert creation that pushed white chocolate on gluttonous British children. Two decades later, having repressed that early rejection, he completed a three-year teaching stint in Japan with help from world-class internet and a raft of bizarre DS titles. After a few weeks back in the UK, he's recently returned to Japan, heading up our coverage of a country that's obsessed with technology -- often in very unusual ways.

25 awesome iOS 10 features that will change your life

This one is a big life-changer for Apple Music subscribers who own a 16GB iPhone. If you enable this new optimized storage feature, iOS 10 will detect which downloaded songs you haven’t listented to in a while and that are taking way too much space on your device. It will automatically then remove these downloads whenever you start getting low on storage.

How Google Is Schooling Apple And Microsoft In The Battle For America's Classrooms

"This is a real battleground," says Mike Fisher, Futuresource’s associate director of educational technology. At stake: the roughly $43 billion worldwide market for educational hardware and software, which is expected to double by 2020, even as the global PC market declines and tablet sales slow. And the significance extends beyond the classroom. If students develop familiarity with an operating system at an early age, or so the thinking goes, they will prefer it in their future professional lives. (That’s certainly been Microsoft’s strategy; the company, which still leads education sales outside of the U.S., emphasizes that proficiency with applications like Word and Excel is a critical workplace skill.) Caught on their heels in the U.S., and anxious that Google’s Chromebooks will soon repeat their success overseas, Apple and Microsoft are fighting to regain momentum. First, they need to convince educators that in a world of rapidly changing technology they can give both students and teachers a competitive edge.

25 Hackaday SuperConference 2016

SuperCon 2016 will take place November 5th and 6th (2016) in Pasadena, CA. Talks and workshops will cover hardware, engineering, creativity in technical design, product design, prototyping (and more) and will be set against a backdrop of a new creative space, the Supplyframe DesignLab. We will also be utilizing the Los Angeles College of Music, right next door!

This New Electric Bus Can Drive 350 Miles on One Charge

The secret to the new Proterra bus’s longevity is its twin mattress-sized battery pack, says Matt Horton, the company’s VP for sales. It can store up to 660 kWh, helpful when motoring a 27,000-pound, 40-foot bus. Compare that to the relatively mini batteries behind your favorite electric passenger car: 60 kWh in the Chevy Bolt , and 100 kWh in the largest Tesla Model S . (It helps that the Catalyst E2 has a lighter body than your average city steed.)

iPhone 7 review roundup: Great, but won't put a ding in the universe | Cult of Mac

The first iPhone 7 reviews are starting to trickle in. The verdict? The things you thought would annoy you probably will (like the disappearing headphone jack), but the big camera and battery upgrades are every bit as good as you’d hope.

Apple AirPods explained: Will the headphones make you go wireless?

The truth is, Apple doesn’t really want you to use Lightning headphones. It wants you to buy the £159 wireless AirPods. The earpieces come in a little case, which when opened sends a signal to your iPhone, allowing them to connect.

Sprint, T-Mobile iPhone pre-orders boost Apple shares

"While the iPhone 7 update is more revolutionary than evolutionary, we believe investors could consider these strong early pre-order indications as being reflective of the impact of Apple's significant iPhone installed base expansion over the past few years," Stifel analyst Aaron Rakers said in a note.

Mossberg: Choosing the iPhone 7 is tougher than in the past

At a glance, you’d be hard-pressed to tell Apple’s new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models, which go on sale Friday, from their 2015 and 2014 counterparts. They look almost identical, and are the same sizes. But once you get your hands on them, the differences are clear: better cameras, longer battery life, water resistance, doubled memory at essentially the same prices, and more.

70+ Galaxy Note 7's have exploded in the US alone

However, the Canadian government has now teamed up with Samsung to reveal that more than 70 Galaxy Note 7’s have caught fire in the US alone. That’s almost double the amount of worldwide incidents that were previously reported.

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ICYMI: Soon flying UAVs could pick stuff up; carry it away

ICYMI: Soon flying UAVs could pick stuff up; carry it away

Florida Has a Competition to Hunt Pythons Because Florida

Despite the hundreds of hunters roaming around, it can take around 15 hours to track down a python. The snakes typically hide in marshes and underbrush, and are easily confused with corn snakes and brown water snakes. The winter weather meant more pythons were out sunning on open roads and banks, but Johnston still spent hours with a group and came up empty. “It’s just looking, looking, looking often with no prize,” he says. Contestants of the first Python Challenge only bagged 68 snakes (Researchers released some back into the wild ). The second produced 106—one a whopping 15 feet long.

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Could now be the time to ditch your iPhone for an Android phone?

These New Posters Make Your Favorite Scifi Movies Look Better Than Ever

Where can you see Ghostbusters, Batman, Ex Machina, Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Scott Pilgrim, Big Trouble in Little China, and Alien all at the same time? At Craig Drake’s latest show at the Hero Complex Gallery, or right here.

4 Successful Influencer Campaigns You Can Model : Social Media Examiner

As you can see, influencer marketing campaigns can effectively market your brand and products while increasing your visibility with a wider audience. Implement the campaign ideas above in your social media marketing and watch your marketing dollars go to good use.

Human and machine become one for birth of the Cybathlon

Most prosthetic devices continue to be too bulky or fragile for amputees to use freely. A large number of wheelchair options are non-motorized, which tends to get in the way of mobility for spinal-cord-injury users. And the ones that are powered are limited. "That's why we want to push the development, which has to be done together with the pilots and medical experts," says Riener. "That's how we get rid of barriers between developers and people with disabilities. Often developments are being done as separate units. We're bringing together users who get to benefit [with] the medical experts and the engineers."

Goodbye, Sweaty, Wrinkly Silk Blouses: Ministry Launches Womenswear

There are other garments in the works, including a dress, but each product has a long lead time because each garment has to solve a particular problem. The pants, for instance, have 16-hour shape retention, which is important, because many slim-fitting women's dress pants often become saggy in the knees by lunchtime. (I test-drove the trousers for one day and can confirm they retained their shape, although I wish the material had felt more organic and less like nylon.) "We always talk about how it's easy to make something look good at 8 a.m., but it's much harder to make something look good at 9 p.m.," Amarasiriwardena says. "We don't just want to sell product: We want to be at the front of your closet and create pieces you want to put on every day."

Everything new in the iPhone 7

Want to see what you're getting? Check out all the new features coming to the iPhone 7 below.

Adblock Plus Is Going To Start Brokering Online Ad Sales

The number one company that makes money from blocking online ads is now looking to make money by brokering ad sales. Whether that's hypocritical or evolved may depend on your feelings about internet advertising and your appetite for nuance. Germany's Adblock Plus (ABP), by far the most popular ad-zapping software maker, said today it is joining with ComboTag, an Israeli ad-tech startup, to broker the sale of certain advertisements that target Adblock Plus users.

There's Still a Chance Marvel's TV Heroes Might Be in Avengers: Infinity War After All

It’s not much. In fact, it’s barely anything. But even then, it’s the most optimistic comment regarding the chances of Jessica, Luke, Danny, Matt, and the SHIELD crew standing alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers on the big screen we’ve seen in a long time.

VR takes you to London's Natural History Museum from anywhere in the world

From today, you can meet a seven meter long predator reptile called the Rhomaleosaurus that died out over 175 million years - and it is all made possible in virtual reality through Google Cardboard. Plus, it's an experience you can try out totally free of charge.

Amazon Prime tunes into Audible

Audible Channels was introduced in July as a subscription service costing $4.95 a month that offers commercial-free, short-form audio programs including podcasts, comedy shows, lectures and audio editions of articles from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and other publications. Audible Channels are also available with a full Audible membership, which costs $14.95 a month.

Governments and nation states are now officially training for cyberwarfare: An inside look | ZDNet

Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, and others are now running training exercises to prepare for the outbreak of cyberwar. Locked Shields is the largest simulation and TechRepublic takes you inside.

What happens when we never take out our earphones?

thinking for me. Walking from my house to the shops, or sitting on the tube going to work are times when I should be switching off a little; letting my brain unwind, and mulling over things that are troubling me. But often even this seems like too much effort, and instead of embracing low-level rumination I choose the stimulus of music or the distraction of a podcast. It’s escapism at best and avoidance at worst. I sometimes feel that the more regularly I use earphones, the more I become wrapped up in myself, stamping from one task to the next, ticking off my to-do list, and never thinking about anything beyond the immediate. And if AirPods and the ear-computers to come become essential wear, surely it will whither our ability to spend time with ourselves — and just ourselves.

How Does Inbound Work for Membership Marketing?

The first main principle of inbound marketing is that your marketing has to be all about your member (and potential members). It's not about you. It's a little bit about you, but in the sense that your organization needs to publish content and engage with your prospects and members on their terms. Talking to them about the what matters to them, and through the communication channels they prefer, establishes your organization as a trusted authority. Building on that relationship as a trusted authority is how you gain the credibility to inspire them to act later on.

23 Things You Can Do in iOS 10 You Couldn't Before

After revealing the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple is finally releasing iOS 10 for everyone with a compatible device today. Of course you’re going to want to set aside some time for playing around with the new software, but if you want to get to the newest features right away, then these are (almost) all the extra tricks that iOS has learned in the last year. Here are 23 things you can do with iOS 10 that you couldn’t do before.

Enter to win the iPhone 7 Giveaway [Deals Hub]

The iPhone 7 hasn’t officially been announced yet, but you know it’s coming and you know you’re going to want it. Skip the lines by entering to win your very own right now thanks to the iPhone 7 Giveaway in the

Nintendo's tiniest console is actually a Raspberry Pi computer

Nintendo might be bringing back the old NES in a petite new form , but you’d be surprized to find out that the world’s tiniest Nintendo console has already been made – and it’s actually a Raspberry Pi computer.

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57 Two Californian research teams are on the path to ending the opioid crisis — and their drugs have one thing in common
58 Google's AI sounds more human than you, even when it's speaking nonsense
59 Facebook, Google and Twitter urge Congress to transfer control of ICANN to global community
60 Adblock Plus is Launching an Ad Exchange
61 Modders updated Tecmo Super Bowl with current NFL rosters
62 Jeff Bezos names big next rocket New Glenn - BBC News
63 Bots are overhyped and underpowered, says the man who runs Facebook Messenger
64 Google killed off a part of its speedy delivery service to prepare for its next big expansion: blanketing the whole country
67 Netflix gets an unofficial 'Random' button
68 Apple patents a... Plant pot
69 A splash of color: New Xbox accessories are here to brighten up your day
70 Pixel Launcher leaks, hinting the end of Google's Nexus brand
71 Videomega pisses off tons of uploaders as it vanishes abruptly
72 Genius creates iMessage extension to bring more lyrics to your messages
73 Coding Confessional is the place to go if you hate your programming job
74 Hope Reese on Twitter
75 PlayStation 4’s 4.00 update: HDR, Pro support, and more
76 Instagram photo by Mat • Sep 13, 2016 at 6:33am UTC
77 Signed, sealed, delivered: IoT boosts global trade finance
78 Japan’s Renesas Agrees to Buy Intersil for $3.2 Billion
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81 Udacity announces its partners for its autonomous driving nanodegree
82 Apple Releases iTunes 12.5.1 With Support for iOS 10, New Apple Music Design
83 Won’t turn in your Note 7? Samsung will gimp your battery
84 Microsoft readies public preview of its Service Fabric microservices platform on Linux | ZDNet
85 Google rolls out home-delivery service in Minnesota
86 Windows 10 Anniversary Update rollout may not be done until early November | ZDNet
87 GE's connected appliances can now talk to Amazon's Alexa | ZDNet
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89 City of Berkeley fends off wireless industry suit over health warning