'Assassin's Creed' add-ons pit you against Jack the Ripper
Ubisoft will retell the story of Jack the Ripper in 'Assassin's Creed Syndicate,' as part of the game's season pass.
James Gunn says there's a 'Guardians' Easter egg we're all missing
Director James Gunn has set off fan frenzy after revealing that we're all missing one big Easter egg in 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'
Sony’s VR Headset Finally Has a Name
As Sony's virtual reality hardware for PlayStation 4 gets closer to release, it gets a final name.
Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 3.0 promising even faster charging
" How does it work? Quick Charge 3.0 employs Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV), an algorithm which allows your portable device to determine what power level to request at any point in time, enabling optimum power transfer while maximizing efficiency. It also supports wider voltage options, allowing a mobile device to dynamically adjust to the ideal voltage level supported by that specific device. Specifically, Quick Charge 3.0 offers a more granular range of voltages: 200mV increments, from 3.6V to 20V. That way your phone can target one of dozens of power levels. "
On Android? Like running? Spotify just got better for you
When Spotify got a big redesign back in May, one of the coolest new features was Spotify Running, a tool that selected music to match your running tempo. T
Facebook Enables Notifications From Chrome Mobile Browser
If activated, Facebook users will receive notifications from the Chrome browser.
Why Future vs. Russell Wilson is the NFL season's best subplot
Future vs. Russell Wilson isn't just a rapper-athlete rivalry. It's a Rorschach test to determine your soul's true nature.
DIY Smart Plant pot
hello world,it was one year ago that i have published the plant pot - world's first stand alone smart plant pot that can email you when it's thirsty, ...
Colorado park closes because people can't stop taking selfies with bears
Waterton Canyon in Denver is closed for the unforeseeable future because visitors keep ignoring safety rules to get photos with wild bears.
Uber and Lyft officially allowed to operate in Nevada
Nevada's Transportation Authority has granted both Uber and Lyft permits to operate in the state, a few days after approving new rules for ride-hailing services. Those include having to pay administrative fees and to stick decals onto cars that are part of the companies' fleets. That doesn't mean you can hail a ride from either app right now, though: neither company has a firm launch date yet. They still have to deal with Clark County officials who refuse to let the companies run their business until they have the proper license. Problem is, the county doesn't even have a licensing category for ride-sharing/hailing services yet.
Apple TV games must use the remote — no controller-only games allowed
Those controllers can still be compatible , but no one can make a game that forces someone to buy one. This will limit the capability for developers to simply port over games designed for traditional platforms, since they’d have to find a way to make them work with the Apple TV remote, which has fewer inputs than a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One controller.
Everything you need to know about the Dawn, 'the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever' - CNET
In the run-up to the model's unveiling, there's been a tendency to think of the Dawn as merely a droptop version of the company's existing Wraith coupe , and indeed, there's a great deal of sharing under the skin. But Rolls maintains the Dawn is a different animal altogether, and is quick to point out that the its body panels are 80 percent new, with styling that's a bit softer and more restrained than the Wraith, going so far as to dub it the "sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built." Beyond sheet metal changes, designers have even gone to such lengths as to discreetly recess Rolls' iconic grille and extend the lower front bumper to lend the Dawn a subtly different appearance.
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TGS 2015: Everything Announced at Sony's TGS Conference - IGN
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Yazkuza is getting an HD remake . The remake includes demo of Yakuza 6 , the newly announced Yakuza title for PS4 that's set to be out in Japan in fall 2016.
IGN Live Presents Destiny: The Taken King - IGN
To commemorate the day, IGN Live will be streaming Destiny Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday! So be sure to join us as we gear up to face the winged alien god Oryx, who’s hell-bent on revenge over his slaughtered son.
Disney's live-action 'Jungle Book' trailer has plenty of ScarJo
Disney previously unveiled a six second teaser that gave a first look at Mowgli in all his red-shorts glory. The full trailer offers glimpses at the wild boy's jungle friends and foes as well — plus an echo of a beloved scene from the original movie, in which Mowgli sits atop a floating Baloo's stomach.
Sony launches PlayStation Now game streaming in Japan
Cloud gaming is debuting in Japan on a game console. Sony said that it is launching its PlayStation Now cloud-gaming service in the Japanese market.
Nextbit Robin makes all other smartphones look dumb
To my knowledge, this is the first smartphone to get the cloud right. This isn't just you saving and syncing files to remote storage, this is your device working smart with the cloud to serve you. Every device manufacturer should be paying very close attention to what Nexbit is doing here, because when it arrives on the scene, heads will turn and wallets will open. This is the device the masses have been waiting for. No more having to second guess how much internal storage you're going to need and then paying extortionistic-level prices to get that extra space. With Robin, you pay for 32 GB of space and you really wind up with 132 GB.
Slack's Workplace Revolution
Still, Slack has to clear some major hurdles before it can become a truly significant player, and getting old-line companies on board is going to be challenging. The company’s early customer base has primarily been startups and media companies, which tend to have simpler structures and, crucially, less-stringent security standards—a huge area of concern for enterprises of serious scale. While Zappos’s Fong loves Slack, he won’t allow it to be used for anything that’s customer-related or financial. That wariness was reflected by other IT managers I spoke with, most of whom rely on Microsoft products. "I like Slack’s ease of use; I like the file sharing and the searchability," says the head of technology at one New York investment group. "But in its current format, Slack is unlikely to find traction in a firm like ours. As things stand, my impression is of a fuzzy, feel-good millennial hipster tool rather than a buttoned-down, conservative, and justifiable platform." While he’s open to reexamining Slack in the future, he’s skeptical. "No one ever got fired from an IT department for buying from Redmond," he says.
Apple shutting down transit app HopStop in October
But transit in Maps is still a very new feature (iOS 9 is not even out of beta yet, launching officially on September 16), and shutting down HopStop this early in the process seems a little premature and coulld leave a gap in public transit reliability on mobile. Unless, of course, Apple is planning to bring transit directions to a lot more U.S. cities soon—maybe 100 more!—by baking HopStop’s data into Maps.
HP Will Cut as Many as 30,000 More Jobs After Split
Most of the cuts will occur in HP’s long-troubled Enterprise Services unit and may be offset by new hires in that unit. The head of the group, Mike Nefkens, outlined a plan under which it is cutting jobs in what he called “high-cost countries” and moving them to low-cost countries. He said that by the end of HP Enterprise’s fiscal year 2018, only 40 percent of the group’s workforce will be located in high-cost countries. “We will be delivering our services from fewer sites” and in countries where labor costs are lower, he said. The plan will save about $2 billion per year, he said.
Accenture Acquires Cloud Sherpas To Enhance Cloud Consulting Chops, Especially Around Salesforce.com
Cloud Sherpas formed at a time when the idea of Software as a Service in the enterprise was just beginning to develop as a mainstream concept. While Salesforce.com launched in 1999, many of today’s biggest cloud companies weren’t even around at that point. It was a company well ahead of the market need in that regard.
Apple TV now being seeded to lottery-winning developers
Shortly after being announced, Apple TV was put up for grabs — to developers. A lottery system for registered developers was implemented to bring tvOS apps to the fold ahead of launch, and Apple has begun sending out invitations to a lucky few.
Eric Schmidt: Apple Music's human curation is 'elitist'
Every now and again, executives from the world's largest tech companies like to throw some thinly-veiled shade in the direction of their rivals. Depending on who you ask, Eric Schmidt's editorial for BBC News can be taken as a stinging attack on Apple Music, which he calls "elitist" and out-dated. The Alphabet chief was writing about the benefits of artificial intelligence, specifically talking about how machine learning can benefit various projects including speech recognition and self-driving cars.
Snapchat now lets you pay 99 cents to replay any snap
Users can now pay 99 cents to replay old snaps. Previously, Snapchatters were only able to replay one snap a day for free. Users will still have the one free replay daily, but now they can replay as many snaps as they like as long as they’re willing to pay. The fee will get users three replays. Snapchat only allows each snap to replayed once, before it disappears forever.
Cloud security: 10 things you need to know
One of the raging debates when it comes to cloud security is the level of security offered by private and public clouds. While a private cloud strategy may initially offer more control over your data and easier compliance to HIPAA standards and PCI, it is not inherently more or less secure. True security has more to do with your overall cloud strategy and how you are using the technology.
Twitter Hit With Suit Claiming It Snoops on Direct Messages
Mr. Edelson said that its internal forensic experts were able to piece together how and why Twitter replaced the hyperlinks with its own URL shortener. But it has yet to come across evidence that Twitter was actually able to charge higher advertising rates thanks to the traffic data gleaned from intercepting hyperlinks sent through direct messages. “That’s obviously going to be a focal point of the litigation,” he said, adding “we feel confident that we understand why they’re doing it.” Mr. Edelson said a lot of people have been contacting the firm with questions since the lawsuit was filed this week.
Did GCHQ spy on you? Here's how to find out
However, it is worth bearing in mind that searches can only check the previous 12 months and the information you have to give the IPT to conduct your request ironically makes it easier for GCHQ to potentially spy on you in the future.
'Let's Encrypt' project issues its first free certificate
Folks who want to participate in the beta testing phase can sign up and submit their domains for consideration. Major browsers still don't recognize Let's Encrypt's certificate as a trusted authority, though, so beta testers will have to do much more than "run a program." Thankfully, the team's already working with Google (for Chrome), Mozilla (for Firefox), Apple (for Safari) and Microsoft (for Edge ) to make that happen. If all goes well, the certificate will be available for everyone to use on the week of November 16th, 2015.
The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration
The press did not generally greet Johnson’s speech as a claim of white responsibility, but rather as a condemnation of “the failure of Negro family life,” as the journalist Mary McGrory put it. This interpretation was reinforced as second- and thirdhand accounts of the Moynihan Report, which had not been made public, began making the rounds. On August 18, the widely syndicated newspaper columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak wrote that Moynihan’s document had exposed “the breakdown of the Negro family,” with its high rates of “broken homes, illegitimacy, and female-oriented homes.” These dispatches fell on all-too-receptive ears. A week earlier, the drunk-driving arrest of Marquette Frye, an African American man in Los Angeles, had sparked six days of rioting in the city, which killed 34 people, injured 1,000 more, and caused tens of millions of dollars in property damage. Meanwhile, crime rates had begun to rise. People who read the newspapers but were not able to read the report could—and did—conclude that Johnson was conceding that no government effort could match the “tangle of pathology” that Moynihan had said beset the black family.
Canadian newspaper uses micropayments system to charge online readers
The readership of the Winnipeg Free Press, known as the Freep, is too small to subsist on online advertising revenues alone. So Cox says it has to charge for its “unique content” about Winnipeg and Manitoba.
Travel apps riddled with security flaws
The top 10 travel apps in the iOS and Android app stores are all riddled with security flaws, according to a new report from Bluebox Security.
Nintendo's new president is Tatsumi Kimishima
In Kimishima, Nintendo has appointed a steady figure with considerable experience both inside and outside the company. But unlike the visionary Iwata, he isn't a technically-minded developer with deep roots in the industry — it's hard to imagine him talking about how he has the " heart of a gamer ." Appointing Miyamoto and Takeda in the explicit Fellow roles may be a move designed to bridge that gap.
Verizon, AT&T Get Own Spaces Inside 250 Best Buy Stores
This time it is Verizon and AT&T that are getting a store within a store, in separate deals being announced Tuesday. Verizon “experience stores” will be in 100 Best Buy locations this month and a total of 250 by the end of this year. AT&T will also be in 250 stores, and in most cases those will be the same locations as Verizon.
AltspaceVR Comes To GearVR, Making Shared, Cross-Platform VR Experiences Possible
And that's big, as virtual reality is likely about to make a big step toward becoming mainstream. Early next year, Oculus— owned by Facebook —plans on launching the consumer version of the Oculus Rift. Combined with the already-available GearVR and other presumably soon-to-be-released virtual reality products from companies like Microsoft, HTC, and others, VR will soon be something that millions of people can and will be using. That could open up a huge opportunity for those building shared environments, which is exactly the real estate Altspace is staking out, and which it has raised more than $10 million to build.
Postmates And Walgreens Team Up For On-Demand Delivery
The on-demand delivery service via Postmates will be available at 600 Walgreens (known as Duane Reade in some parts of the U.S.) stores throughout the country. Postmates has always offered on-demand deliveries of items sold at Walgreens, but with an official partnership, Postmates gets access to Walgreens’ full catalog of items. That means Postmates will work closely with Walgreens to keep their catalog of the 500 most popular items in the store current.
Facebook will work with Germany to combat anti-refugee hate speech
Facebook this week said it will work with the German government to crack down on hate speech and xenophobia online, following calls from the country's justice minister to do more to combat hateful speech about refugees. As The Wall Street Journal reports , Facebook will work with Germany's ministry of justice, internet service providers, and other social networks to form a task force aimed at flagging and removing hateful content more quickly. Facebook also pledged to help finance organizations that track online hate speech, though the company did not say it would change its policy on what types of content are considered offensive.
Technology that predicts your next security fail
Tudor and her team brought in SAS's Fraud Framework for Government Tax Enforcement software and consultants to explore how predictive analytics could harden the agency's defenses. They provided SAS with six years of data and asked SAS to come back with something different from the checklist they already had in place. Tudor wasn't sure they would turn up anything, but she says she would have considered that outcome a validation of the work her team had already done.
The Obscure Chinese Operating System Sold by Dell, HP
Dell’s disclosure of the number of China PCs it ships with NeoKylin – 42% — is one of the first concrete figures demonstrating the scale of China’s shift to domestic technology. But the number certainly comes with a caveat: Windows is widely pirated in China, and it isn’t clear how many people are buying computers loaded with NeoKylin only to replace the software with the Microsoft OS.
Tech Workers Are Way Picky About The Cities They’ll Work In
According to Tara Sinclair, an economics professor at The George Washington University and chief economist at Indeed, the report is significant. Efforts to conduct surveys on the tech talent gap can always be conducted, she says, but “this is the first time anyone’s looked at this data, in terms of observationally seeing how job seekers are looking for tech jobs.” In other words, it’s one thing to ask people how they look for tech jobs, and it’s another to examine existing data about how they naturally conduct those searches.
Moviepilot Raises $16M For Its Fan-Centric Publishing Platform
And Moviepilot doesn’t just treat those fans as easy sources of content. As Bauckhage explained it, the company actually puts fans front and center: “We give those kids access.” So it’s the fans, not Moviepilot’s editorial team, that gets to cover movie premieres and interview the stars. (He also said the company is exploring revenue-sharing opportunities with its fan contributors.)
How to get the most out of the new Snapchat update
The latest version of the app, which rolled out to iOS and Android Tuesday, adds a suite of new selfie tools, in-app purchases, a new Trophy case feature and more.
Daily App Deals: Grab these limited time discounts on Infinity Blade III, Pocket Earth PRO Offline Maps and more (September 14)
We have some great apps for you today that are discounted for a short duration in the App Store, including Infinity Blade III, Pocket Earth PRO Offline Maps – GPS Navigation Map & Travel Guide 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.
The Verge on Twitter
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Timex's upcoming fitness watch goes back to analog
Looks like someone's taking a page out of Withings' book. At the Qualcomm 3G/LTE Summit today, Timex CTO Thomas Essery took the opportunity to tease an upcoming analog fitness watch, the Metropolitan+. For a company that's only made digital versions of sports watches in the past, this is quite a bold change; nor is it a bad attempt, either. Alas, little is said about this connected device, but we do know that it has an activity tracking dial plus up to one year of battery life. We'll keep y'all informed when we hear more.
PlayStation 4 is getting a price cut in Japan
If you were holding off on a price drop before buying a PlayStation 4 , I hope you're living in Japan. Sony just announced that its latest home console is getting a price cut to 35,000 yen (around $300) in the region, starting October 1st. You might be asking how this affects everyone else. Well, for starters this is a Sony sanctioned price cut and this is the first official one for the PS4. With the upcoming Paris Games Week (that Sony's pledged to be at in a big way) this could very well signal a price drop in Europe. And then we have the upcoming PlayStation Experience show in the United States later this year, which could see the asking price drop domestically too.
Accounting software giant Intuit just took a big step into human resources
Many of the larger on-demand startups, like Uber and Lyft, have already moved past this pain point and built their tools in house. Those are incumbents in the field though, and many companies trying to build up work forces of thousands only have a few dozen workers. After Intuit acquired Playbook HR in March, it developed and signed on more than 70 companies for Workforce, including on-demand companies like parking valet startup Luxe, laundry company Washio and food delivery service Deliv.
400 days of Go
GOPATH is weird. Once you get the hang of it, it’s fine, but early in my Go programming days it caused plenty of confusion. It feels like a bolt-on, and I’ve learned to use a separate GOPATH for every project. It doesn’t feel right, an often I wonder how it made it into the Go system.
US Ignite shares $6M in NSF funds with cities for smart city app store
Each US Ignite community receives access to a fast, low-latency network with local cloud and storage capabilities to support interactive experiences not possible with the commercial Internet, according to US Ignite. In return, cities must fund and building two next-generation apps that will be shared with the nationwide ecosystem of gigabit-connected cites. The latest award winners were picked for their strong support from local government, colleges and universities, nonprofit groups and Internet services providers, among others.
What Your iPhone Doesn’t Tell Apple
Apple doesn’t make most of its money through marketing, so it hasn’t needed to gather KGB-worthy dossiers on customers for better ad targeting. But make no mistake, Apple still relies on the Internet. It sells music and movies online, runs an app advertising network, touts services, such as the Siri voice assistant, and wants us to store files in its iCloud. (That service is how Apple got in trouble in 2014 when hackers stole passwords to the photo libraries of celebrities .)
Apple grows operations in Lund, Sweden for work on 'advanced mapping technology'
Apple is reportedly expanding its operations in Lund, Sweden, where the company is now believed to be working on "advanced mapping technology" for unknown projects.
Hiring for the Lund facility has been increasing in recent months , according to Rapidus , as quoted by Tech.eu . The office's existence has been known since November, but its purpose has been unclear beyond research and development.
Sweden was the home of C3 Technologies, a firm specializing in 3D mapping that Apple bought in October 2011. The acquisition helped pave the way for Apple Maps in 2012, particularly the Flyover feature for certain cities and landmarks. Apple has also picked up other Swedish firms such as AlgoTrim and Polar Rose, but neither of those were connected to mapping.
The Lund R&D work is presumably concentrated on a new incarnation of Apple Maps, particularly in light of Apple vans driving around cities worldwide in a bid to collect more street-level data. The company could conceivably be working on an equivalent to Street View, which was stripped from the iOS Maps app when Apple abandoned Google content.
You can't take a selfie stick to see the pope - CNET
Technically Incorrect: When Pope Francis visits Washington DC later this month, selfie sticks will be deemed tools of the devil. Which is understandable.
IGN on Twitter
Sony has revealed Bloodborne's first expansion - The Old Hunters: http://go.ign.com/oL5NPq0 pic.twitter.com/azbXyneH0t
10 logo redesigns that missed the (brand)mark
The principal role of a logo is to identify, and simplicity is its means… Its effectiveness depends on distinctiveness, visibility, adaptability, memorability, universality, and timelessness. – Paul Rand
Burning Man Roasted in Quiznos Spoof Ad
The ad is filled with tech mockery, in a sign that it’s now cool to poke fun at tech culture even in mainstream America. In the ad, welcome signs include the message “unicorning so hard”, and the characters stumble upon a unicorn that shoots fire from its horn – jokes about startups with billion dollar-plus valuations called unicorns. The ad also features cuddle puddles and a gazing workshop – those are real activities at Burning Man.
Voices: Dreamforce conference is tech's hot event
Voices: Dreamforce conference is tech's hot event
While Apple event last week disappointed, Dreamforce confab is generating excitement
Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1URcweJ
Mercedes mulls over limo service with driverless cars
Imagine this: You call up a limo. Within minutes, a luxurious Mercedes-Benz car arrives at you door. As you peek inside, you notice it has no driver. The car's door opens, you sit inside and enjoy the scenery as it silently glides through the city, leaving you at your desired destination, all by itself.
The British empire strikes back with new Star Wars stamps
Star Wars fans in the UK can now spruce up those letters they definitely send on a regular basis with a new set of Star Wars-themed stamps . The collection, set to be released on October 20th by the UK's national post service, the Royal Mail, features 12 characters and six vehicles from the franchise. They've been illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween, with each styled like "Jedi’s vision" showing "the future, the past, new things, and different places from the legendary saga," according to the official Star Wars website .
The World Finally Admits Microsoft Surface Is the Shit
But that’s not why people want these things. It’s the promise of portability but also power. A slim-fitting design that can work both as a tablet or a laptop. It showcases the future of touch interfaces, whether through our finger or a pen (or Pencil.) As laptops continue the endless for march of being thinner and thinner, keyboards will become optional, much like mobile phones before them, and your standard keyboard and display laptops will soon be boring bricks by comparison. The Surface doesn’t just look like the future, it feels like it, too, and now some of the best PC makers in the world are finally joining Microsoft along for the ride. It should be a great one.