In explosive new music video, real-world robots revolt
Robot musicians destroy their instruments in Nigel Stanford vid, giving new meaning to the term "shredding."
'Blade Runner' gets anime treatment in new film
Replicants are the center of blame for a massive blackout in a new film from the director of "Cowboy Bebop."
When the Rolling Stones tried to outdo the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper'
The Audiophiliac reviews the Rolling Stones "Their Satanic Majesties Request 50th Anniversary Special Edition" four-disc set.
How Ford Is Using Ghost Drivers To Understand The Future Of Driverless Cars
Unsupervised driverless cars are still illegal on the street. So how do you test people’s reaction to them? You throw on a ghost suit.
Watch Audi cars hum the 'Star Trek' theme for the Emmys
With the awards coming up, Audi got its R8, SQ5 and TT RS cars to play TV themes with a classical orchestra.
A brief recent history of Apple’s product swerves
Apple did not make the first personal computer, nor the first tablet computer, nor the first smartphone. Measuring it against what comes first is -- to..
Fender Newport: The king of guitars arrives into the Bluetooth speaker scene (Review)
I shouldn't even introduce a brand like Fender. They are so famous and renowned throughout the world that there's nothing I could say that you didn't know already... Except for one thing: they are now making Bluetooth speakers. It's like a match made in heaven: a brand that has dedicated its entire
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iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus Singaporean pricing | ZDNet
Singtel, M1, and StarHub have released their pricing for the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus as they began accepting pre-orders on Friday afternoon for the latter handsets.
AR may generate more revenue for developers selling products on the App Store, and Apple will take a cut -- part of the company’s plan to double sales from services to about $50 billion by 2020. The AR market could be worth $404 billion over the next three years, with $286 billion from purchases of new devices and the rest in software and services, Morgan Stanley estimated this week. In the most optimistic scenario, that would lift Apple’s 2019 earnings per share 27 percent higher than consensus estimates, the analysts wrote.
The 10 most secure locations in the world | ZDNet
From secretive military bases to massive hoards of gold, these are the coolest locations you'll never get to visit
Mellow makes almost any skateboard electric
That’s why it was so refreshing to finally stand on Mellow Board’s first product after originally seeing it on Kickstarter years ago . Because it’s not even technically a board. At a really high level, the Mellow Drive is just a battery, a magnesium mold, a wireless remote, and some in-wheel motors that you can attach to almost any board to make it electric. But it’s also much more than that. It’s a smarter electric skateboard than anything I’ve ridden, and it feels like one of the first genuine evolutions since the category’s inception. Of course, it better be, because with a post-Kickstarter price tag of about $1,700, it’s also one of the most expensive.
AT&T and GE's Current partner to build smart city solutions in Atlanta
In an announcement timed with this year’s MWC Americas, the city of Atlanta is receiving an Internet of Things (IoT) boost, in the form of a sensor-enabled data network that monitors traffic, parking, and pedestrian movement.
T-Mobile backs down on cap for Apple Watch 3 data speed
T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to Twitter late Friday to announce that the carrier is adjusting its earlier plan to include faster 4G LTE speeds on the Apple Watch Series 3 at the $10 rate.
The Best VPN Services of 2017
Equifax data breach 2017: Here's how to protect yourself
One of the largest data breaches in history has left 143 million people wondering if their highly personal data has been exposed to hackers. For now, Equifax doesn't explicitly tell you if you were a victim, and in 99.99 percent of cases (yes, literally), it won't notify you by direct mail. But, if you're concerned you're vulnerable to identity theft because of the breach, this guide is for you.
Element Critical to go after data center acquisitions
“We live in a world where one size doesn’t fit all and the combination of data center elements change more frequently than ever before,” states Ken Parent, CEO of Element Critical. “We’re designing solutions ranging from a customer moving a lab into a data center for the first time to hyperscale Artificial Intelligence companies requiring liquid cooling for their 30-45 kW racks. We’ve assembled an impressive roster of industry veterans who possess the vision necessary to execute upon a simple proposition – translate data center requirements into custom solutions for less than the big box providers.”
The tech tools crucial to rescuers during Hurricane Harvey
When news came that Hurricane Harvey was set to pound the Gulf Coast, I was initially skeptical of its potential damage. There had been many false alarms in the past, so one never knew if a storm would end up being devastating or practically harmless.
10 ways Alexa can help you get work done
The Edit Docs skill can help you work with your Google Docs via Alexa. Although it may sound less than productive to have Alexa read your docs off in entirety, this skill is more tactical and involves adding content to an existing Google Document, listing the last 10 files you've accessed, or creating new files in a dictation format. You need to sign in with your Google account to link it to Alexa.
The Best Free Software of 2017
LogMeOnce Password Management Suite Premium LastPass is great, but LogMeOnce Password Management Suite Premium is good enough to earn its own 5-star rating. And don't let that word "premium" fool you, this software for logging in is free, albeit with some paid upgrades available for $1/month. LogMeOnce's claim to fame is to be utterly "passwordless." While you can go with a master password, the selling point is to use your smartphone (or tablet, whatever you always have with you) as an authenticator—primarily by using the fingerprint reader built into most modern smartphones (photo login is a paid feature). It's browser-based so it works the same on all desktop systems. Read our review of LogMeOnce Password Management Suite Premium
Report: Facebook gave special investigator Robert Mueller detailed info on Russian ad buys
An official for Facebook told TechCrunch that the company is “continuing to cooperate with the relevant U.S. authorities,” as investigations into the Russian hack of last year’s presidential election continue to expand. In the latest development, authorities are now investigating how agents used online advertising on social networks and search platforms, and tech companies are being forced to hand over new, sensitive information to investigators as a result.
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Everything you need to know about the iPhone X
The iPhone X has what Apple calls a Super Retina Display. It's an organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, screen. OLED displays are more power efficient than the liquid crystal display (LCD) screens used in other iPhones. They also are able to display a wider range of colors and a greater contrast range between dark and light areas of an image. It's the best kind of screen you can get on a smartphone today.
Twitter Says It Fixed ‘Bug’ That Let Marketers Target People Who Use the N-Word
Twitter’s ad platform let customers choose what it calls “audience features” when creating an advertising campaign, allowing them to target any keyword. Type in “Nazi,” for example, and the platform says in bold lettering that there are 18.6 million users who may respond to that keyword. Twitter does not always reveal the audience size, particularly for terms with two or more words.
The business value of chatbots: What tech leaders really need to know
Chatbots have gained a lot of hype in the past couple of years, but many businesses still struggle to figure out how to integrate them for employee and customer support. At Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco on Wednesday, a panel of chatbot experts met to discuss where this technology currently stands, and where it needs to go to have a true impact on business operations and revenues.
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This is how an Audi drives after the software emissions update
Anyone who's ever had a phone knows that software updates can be volatile things. So what happens when your Audi is subjected to one, especially a controversial one?
The latest Windows Server beta has a surprising feature: Support for Linux containers
The move to officially support Linux containers in Windows Server is a logical next step for Microsoft as it attempts to build itself out as a resource for next-generation infrastructure pros. With the continual blurring of the lines between the two camps, one can't help but wonder if the next generation of "hybrid infrastructure" will refer to Linux and Windows instead of on-premises and in the cloud.
'Alien,' 'Twin Peaks' actor Harry Dean Stanton remembered
"The great Harry Dean Stanton has left us," Lynch wrote in a statement on Friday. "There went a great one. There's nobody like Harry Dean. Everyone loved him. And with good reason. He was a great actor (actually beyond great) -- and a great human being -- so great to be around him! You are really going to be missed Harry Dean! Loads of love to you wherever you are now!"
Canelo vs. GGG fight: How to stream, start time and odds
The event kicks off Saturday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET, but the main event won't start until later. Canelo Álvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) will likely enter the ring at around 8 p.m. PT, following preliminary events. The whole event takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
What do I need to give up for a $1,000 iPhone X?
Some people might say that a new premium phone is worth the splurge. After all, it's a device you use every day. It's arguably the most personal possession you own. You use it to capture intimate family moments. It knows your schedule and tracks your whereabouts. And in comparison, it's really not that much more than many other products you've likely come to depend on in your home, like a nice laptop or big screen TV. Even a super nice Bosch dishwasher can run you almost as much as the new iPhone X.
iOS essential skills everyone should know | ZDNet
Your iPhone or iPad will automatically switch to Low Power Mode when the battery drops past 20 percent (and switch off when a recharge takes it to 80 percent), but if you want to get more runtime from a charge you can switch it on yourself by going Settings > Battery .
7 settings to change right away on iOS 11
Below that, it'll make a few recommendations about how to save storage, including the newfound ability to Offload Unused Apps. With that setting enabled, iOS 11 will jettison apps you haven't touched in a while when you are running low on storage space. Don't worry, iOS 11 will save all of the data and documents associated with the app so you can pick right up where you left off when you reinstall them.
How to Find Out If You Were Affected by the Equifax Hack
There are a number of nefarious activities to watch out for when your Social Security number has been compromised. With the recent Equifax data breach, you might be wondering how to tell if a thief is using your stolen information.
iPhone X vs. iPhone 8: Which New Apple Phone Should You Buy?
Overall, if price is your biggest concern, the iPhone 8 gives you the powerful A11 processor, wireless charging, and some small improvements to camera and display in a compact form factor. If camera quality is a primary concern and you prefer a bigger screen, the iPhone 8 Plus packs in dual rear camera sensors, a larger, higher-resolution display, and most of the features you get with the iPhone X. Finally, if price is no object, the iPhone X is leaps and bounds ahead of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in terms of design and hardware, incorporating innovative new technology. We'll be testing all three in the coming months, so stay tuned for more details.
Drive.ai, Lyft Partner To Test Self-Driving Cars In Bay Area
“We’re committed to improving people’s lives with the world’s best transportation,” said Taggart Matthiesen, senior director of product of Lyft. “We’re thrilled to partner with Drive.ai to pilot self-driving cars in the Bay Area, and together help shape the future of transportation and ultimately the future of our communities.”
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How to watch NFL games without cable
PlayStation Vue, Sony's live TV streaming service, offers all the networks -- ESPN, Fox, NBC, CBS and the NFL Network -- that show NFL games, and you can add the NFL RedZone channel for $10 a month extra. (NFL RedZone is a channel that springs to life each fall and shows live coverage from around the league with the promise to show you every touchdown from every Sunday afternoon game. If you play fantasy football, NFL RedZone may become habit-forming.) The $45 Core plan is the cheapest option that includes the networks NFL fans need, and the $10-a-month Sports Pack will get you NFL RedZone.
In Irma’s aftermath, carriers scramble to restore service
But in areas where Irma made landfall, such as the US Virgin Islands of St. John and St. Thomas in the Caribbean and the Florida Keys, restoring service has been much slower. As of Thursday, 90 percent of cell service on the island of St. John was still out. And in Monroe County, Florida, which includes the Keys, about 77 percent of cell sites were still not functioning, according to the FCC's report. More than 80 percent of cell sites were not functioning on Monday.
iPhone 8 Plus price, release date and features
We've put together this guide to walk you through all the new features, the price and the release date of the iPhone 8 Plus, so read on to find out everything you need to know about the new big-screen Apple device.
How to disable Face ID on your iPhone X: Just squeeze it?
Federighi responded by explaining two key ways that users can mitigate that threat. The first, which seems a little obvious, is to not stare at the phone. While that may seem like common sense, it is important to remember that Apple noted the feature needs "your attention" to work, meaning a user's eyes must be on the device.
How 5G Mobile Networks Will Transform Our World
Mobile data has come a long way since the release of the first iPhone, but even current 4G networks are straining to keep up with users who buy new devices and consume more data every day. Bloomberg QuickTake Q&A explains how 5G speed upgrades could change everything. (video by Henry Baker, Emily Banks) (Source: Bloomberg)
'Star Trek: Discovery': Why the lead character's name is Michael
"I'd always thought that the name Michael was just really cool and different. We pitched that to Bryan and he was like, 'Let me think about that.' That's how we seized on it, but I think it's a really cool name, and maybe we'll see some more women Michaels," Harberts said.
Survey: Which tech pros are the hardest to hire?
What positions are companies hiring for, and what vacancies are they struggling to fill? Tech Pro Research is asking those questions in a new survey.
And the absolute best part? Zero cats will care that we did this — or that we are alive at all.
Crayola kinda blue it with name of newest crayon color
The problem with Bluetiful is it's just too cute, too aware of its pun. Crayon colors didn't used to be like that. Burnt Sienna. Raw Umber. Cornflower. These were not crayon names that wanted you to snicker at them or pat them on their little pointed crayon heads. They didn't care to be thought of as cute. They had jobs to do, dammit. Oceans to cross, blueberries to color, labels to be peeled off and shredded during boring kindergarten moments.
Gallery: Star Trek tech from Enterprise to Discovery to The Next Generation
Whether you're a critic or a fan waiting in anticipation for Discovery , it's still Star Trek, and that means you can expect a lot of new takes on old Trek tech. To celebrate we've compiled some of the most well-known treknology in this gallery. See how Discovery stacks up by clicking through.
iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Which has better business specs? | ZDNet
That being said the iPhone 8 has the least amount of RAM of any of the devices on our list and should probably be eliminated for heavy business use, particularly when working with apps that are resource-intensive. The iPhone 8 Plus is a little better with 3GB, and I would say that number should be the bare minimum in consideration of a phone or tablet purchase.
Cult of Mac Magazine: Everything Apple unveiled this week, and more! | Cult of Mac
Apple’s first ever keynote at the Steve Jobs Theater last Tuesday was one for the ages as the company took the wraps off some of its most innovative products ever. There was a lot to unpack in Apple’s two-hour long keynote, so we’ve broken down the highlights on all the new products.
Bose SoundLink Micro review
Overall I was impressed by its build quality and liked its integrated "tear-resistant" flexible rubber strap, which you can use to clip the speaker onto a bag or just about anything else you want to clip it onto, including your bike's handlebars. That said, the speaker has a bass port on its underside and is designed to sit on a flat surface to maximize bass performance. (I clipped the speaker to the front strap on a backpack and could feel the bass on my chest.)
The Cassini Team Reflects on How it Feels to Say Goodbye to Their Spacecraft
Yesterday morning, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft slammed into the day side of Saturn, the brief flash of its vaporization marking the end of a 13-year mission. But it took people to turn this hunk of aluminum and silicon into an extension of our curiosity.
Equifax execs 'retire' after massive hack
Equifax previously said the company believes hackers infiltrated its systems through a software bug called Apache Struts. A patch for the problem was made available in March, and Equifax has said the hacking attack occurred in May, leading critics to question whether Equifax fixed the software bug in a timely manner.
Weaponizing sound: could sonic devices have injured diplomats in Cuba?
It certainly would be wild for the existence of an extraordinary new sonic weapon to be discovered, but so far it seems improbable. It’s hard to jump to the strangest and most fantastical conclusion when there may be other plausible explanations out there. But for now, scientists still have a big mystery to solve.
Ford disguised a man as a car seat to research self-driving
Yes, you read that correctly: Ford put a man in a car seat disguise so that a Ford Transit could masquerade as a true self-driving vehicle. Why? To evaluate how passers-by, other drivers on the road and cyclists reacted to sharing the road with an autonomous vehicle.
Check Point's bogus Windows Subsystem for Linux attack | ZDNet
Anyone see why most people wouldn't do this? That's right! Other than a stunt just to see if you can do it, there's no point in running a Windows program on top of a Linux shell on top of Windows. Let's say that's 0.1 percent of all users. We're now down to a potential 4,000 possible targets.
The iPhone with the longest battery life isn't the $999 iPhone X
That's not to say the iPhone X has bad battery life. There haven't been any independent tests yet, and Apple says it lasts significantly longer than the iPhone 7 while being roughly the same size. And if you're fine covering up Apple's new design, you will be able to get a battery case for it — although maybe not from Apple, which has not announced an iPhone X battery case and didn't respond to questions about it.