iRobot's cloud-connected Roomba 980 is smart enough to map floors
Two years ago, iRobot got rid of bristles with the Roomba 880. Now, the company is making its iconic vacuum cleaning robot even smarter with the Roomba 980, whi...
Tim Cook tells Stephen Colbert he hates 'opportunistic' Steve Jobs movies
Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show tonight, and while it started out as little more than an iPhone 6S showcase, the interview eventually touched on more personal...
Google's codebase spans 2 billion lines
Ever wondered how much code it takes to run Google's services? An engineering manager at the company revealed that it's in the neighborhood of 2 billion lines.
Watch the final trailer of Michael Fassbender still looking nothing like Steve Jobs
Aaron Sorkin's "Steve Jobs" flick premiered at Telluride Film Festival last week, but there's still several weeks to go before the wide release on October
Video shows Thai cadets forced to smash their iPhones as punishment
A video clip that has ignited social media in Thailand this week shows what happened to some officers-in-training who broke a no phones rule.
Nighty Night Baby Light
I wanted to make my son a name plate for his room and add a glow to it so it worked as a night light at night. I got the inspiration from another inst...
7 Stories That Make Fantastic Negrito the Most Exciting Roots Artist in Music
Xavier Dphrepaulezz has finally found his sound, but it's been a long and winding road.
Best Buy now rolling out Apple Pay support in U.S. stores
Best Buy is now rolling out support for Apple Pay in its stores in the United States.
US and Chinese firms agree on high-speed rail plan from LA to Vegas
China, as a nation, operates more than 10,000 miles of domestic high-speed tracks and competes extensively with neighboring Japan -- specifically JR Central, the country's largest locomotive company -- for contracts throughout Asia. As the domestic Chinese market has become saturated with high-speed rail projects, many of its largest railway companies have begun vying for international contracts. As Yang Zhongmin, deputy chief engineer with China Railway Group, pointed out at a recent press conference, "This is the first high-speed railway project where China and the U.S. will have systematic cooperation. It shows the advancement of China-made high-speed railways." And given that multiple plans to link LA and LV with a rail line have been proposed over the years (with every single one of them failing due to budget or technological issues), China's expertise in such matters certainly can't hurt.
T-Mobile and Sprint to Start Selling Apple Watch on September 25
While T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced last week that the carrier would begin selling the Apple Watch he did not provide a specific release date. MacRumors has learned that T-Mobile will begin selling the Apple Watch on September 25. Additionally, 9to5Mac reports that Sprint will also start selling the device on the same day.
With the iPhone 6s and 6 Plus launching on September 25, it's likely carriers want the ability to sell Apple's smartwatch as an accessory to the Cupertino company's new flagship smartphones. While it's unknown whether Verizon and AT&T will also sell Apple Watch on September 25, it's possible they will also sell the device.
Since launching in April, the Apple Watch has slowly been expanding to retailers like Best Buy in the U.S. and other countries. Initially, Apple Watch was limited to Apple Stores and select retail boutiques. Tags: Sprint, T-Mobile
Apple iOS 9 fixes serious AirDrop vulnerability - CNET
Speaking to Forbes , Dowd said the attack can take place when a hacker is in range of an AirDrop user. Once the vulnerability is exploited, an attacker could issue a malware payload via a "directory traversal attack" -- that is, entering the device's core operating system -- before remotely altering configuration files to ensure the exploit still works even if an incoming AirDrop file is rejected by a user.
Ride-hailing services Lyft, Didi Kuaidi sign partnership
The partnership gives both companies their first opportunity to serve ride-hailing passengers when they travel overseas and allows them to pay for rides in their native currency. Lyft, the No. 2 U.S. service and in about 65 U.S. cities, has delayed expanding internationally, despite saying in early 2013 that it would be a global service by the end of the following year.
News Corp to Acquire Unruly Platform for up to $176 Million
“We have always been pioneers in our field, so combining the formidable reach and resonance of our titles with their cutting-edge technology and video expertise will help accelerate our growth in this digital age,” said Brooks. “We look forward to working with one of Europe’s most highly regarded tech teams to create new premium video inventory for our News UK mastheads and other businesses, and to provide advertisers with best-in-class brand solutions across all platforms."
Welcome to hell: Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook and the slow death of the web
And with iOS 9 and content blockers, what you're seeing is Apple's attempt to fully drive the knife into Google's revenue platform. iOS 9 includes a refined search that auto-suggests content and that can search inside apps, pulling content away from Google and users away from the web, it allows users to block ads, and it offers publishers salvation in the form of Apple News, inside of which Apple will happily display (unblockable!) ads, and even sell them on publishers' behalf for just a 30 percent cut.
Best cities for tech workers ready to make a move
If you're an IT pro looking to make a career move, your timing couldn't be better. According to the most recent Computerworld IT Salary survey organizations are shelling out big bucks to land top IT talent. This year, 67 percent of respondents reported a raise and just 4 percent reportied a pay cut. That compares with 60 percent reporting a raise and 8 percent reporting a pay cut a year ago. Average compensation (including salary and bonus) is up 3.6 percent in 2015, versus 2 percent in 2014. Of course, those are just the averages and averages rarely tell the whole story. When it comes to metro regions with the biggest bucks to pay IT workers, all cities are not created equal -- not even close. If you are serious about making a care move, you need to know what regions are reporting the biggest gains in pay for tech pros.
1Blocker - Block ads, tracking scripts, anything
1Blocker makes it easy to block ads and tracking scripts by just flipping a switch. It is time to stop ad networks and analytics providers build deep profiles about you across the web.
Pinterest Hits 100 Million Monthly Users in Bid for Ad-Search Dollars
Pinterest Inc. said on Thursday that it has hit 100 million monthly active users worldwide, sharing for the first time the heft of its user base as observers question whether the image-sharing site is worth the $11 billion valuation investors bestowed on it earlier this year.
Facebook's problem is that its algorithms aren't smart enough
Unfortunately, with billions of pieces of content uploaded every day, Facebook is still going to get those kinds of decisions wrong a lot of the time — at least, until it develops the kind of super-smart AI that the Facebook founder is talking about. And even then, there will likely be times where it goes astray, if only because human emotions and behavior are so difficult to fathom sometimes. Even people aren’t that good at it.
Y Combinator-backed GitHub competitor GitLab raises $4M more from Khosla Ventures
Just two months ago, I wrote about seed funding for GitLab , a startup that provides open-source software for managing source code repositories. Today the startup is back at it, announcing a new $4 million series A round. All of the new money came from previous investor Khosla Ventures.
Oscar Mayer Releases Sizzl, A Dating App For Bacon Lovers
Apps like Tinder have gained popularity by shallowly focusing purely on physical attractiveness. It’s unfortunate, but also understandable. How is one supposed to boil down something as complex as the ideal personality of one’s perfect mate with an app? Well, Oscar Mayer believes it has found the perfect equation for this and it all comes down to bacon.
How and why to enable Wi-Fi Assist on iOS 9 - CNET
For me and my iPhone ways, Wi-Fi Assist is a small but most appreciated part of iOS 9. During the summer months, I like to take my dog for a walk and listen to a few innings of the Cincinnati Reds on the MLB.com At Bat app. Because my iPhone clings to the weakening Wi-Fi signal in my house as I walk down the street, I have to wait about a half a block before my iPhone drops the Wi-Fi connection and I can begin listening to the voice of the Reds, Marty Brennaman.
Try To Land The SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Yourself
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) is a space-transportation startup company founded by Elon Musk. It is developing the partially reusable launch vehicles Falcon 1 and Falcon 9. Originally based in El Segundo, SpaceX now operates out of Hawthorne, California, USA.
SpaceX was founded in June 2002 by Musk who had invested $100 million of his own money in the company as of March 2006. …
Why Apple and Microsoft are suddenly playing nice
Tense history aside, Apple and Microsoft now share considerable opportunities in the business world. Both IT administrators and users stand to benefit if friendly relations between the two technology leaders continue to develop, according to analysts and industry watchers.
Sony says China sales of PlayStation 4 limited by censorship rules
TOKYO China's strict censorship rules are limiting Sony Corp's sales of PlayStation 4 in the country even after a ban on foreign gaming consoles was lifted last year, the head of the Japanese company's gaming division said.
YouTube Gaming will soon let you stream from your Android phone
An incoming update for YouTube Gaming , which lets players stream content from their PCs, will soon add support for Android devices.
Hulu brings picture-in-picture TV viewing to your iPad
The picture-in-picture video mode in Apple's iOS 9 was practically tailor-made for watching TV while you get things done, and Hulu knows it. The streaming service has updated its iOS app with support for PIP viewing, letting you revisit Seinfeld at the same time as you check Facebook. This probably won't be the only major streaming service to welcome PIP with open arms -- c'mon, Netflix -- but it's definitely one of the most important.
Your PS4 is screaming out for some color (and a gold DualShock 4)
Your PS4 is screaming out for some color (and a gold DualShock 4)
There’s A New Reality In Town And We’re Chatting About It At Disrupt
Claude Zellweger is a principal at One & Co, the San Francisco based design agency. In his other role as a creative director at HTC Claude has contributed to building the company’s global brand.
Claude joined One & Co. as Partner and Creative Director in 2001, and helped to grow the firm to become one of the Bay Area’s dominant design forces. HTC acquired One & Co. in 2008, and it remains prolific …
Microsoft to spend $75 mln to boost computer science in schools
Microsoft to spend $75 mln to boost computer science in schools
The $75 million investment in youth computer science "really speaks to what we collectively as an industry, as a country and as a society need to do," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told USA TODAY.
Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1KhfoyP
Paging Harry Potter: Scientists create first super-thin invisibility cloak
Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, were able to make a small object disappear using an ultra-thin invisibility skin cloak — just 80 nanometers thin. It’s the first time scientists have been able to achieve this illusion using their technique.
Amazon Has 6 New Devices—And an Actual Plan for Hardware
After years of trying to find itself, Amazon finally seems to have a clear sense of what its own devices are for. It’s finally not competing with the iPad and Rokus of the world. These devices are mostly just another benefit to Prime customers, like two-day shipping or the super-cheap grocery shopping options. That clarity of purpose seems to have come with a certain clarity of execution, too. Amazon’s devices should be good enough to make that content easy to access, and as cheap as physically possible. (Someday, we’ll all get these devices free with our Prime subscriptions.) Amazon’s software should be insanely easy to use, and its recommendations should be so good you never run out of stuff to do.
Verizon first to offer cellphone roaming in Cuba
Verizon will charge $2.99 per minute for voice calls and $2.05 per megabyte for data, making the option an expensive one. Currently, visiting Americans must purchase a pay-as-you-go cell phone through state telephone company Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba SA (ETECSA) to have cellular service on the island, or have a cellphone account in a third country. ETECSA does not offer data.
Dreamforce 2015: Microsoft CEO talks Salesforce collaboration, big data ambitions | ZDNet
Nadella predicted the way we work will continue to change based on what he characterized as "data culture," influencing the "parlance" of how we communicate. He later argued "we need to put our smartest people on these leading indicator metrics that teach us what to build" so organizations can be more productive.
Shopify Surges as Much as 24% After Partnership With Amazon
Amazon advised the users of its own Amazon Webstore software to move their online stores to Shopify, before it shuts down the Webstore service. Shopify merchants will be able to use Amazon’s payments system and warehouses, and the companies are working to let Shopify merchants list their products on Amazon.com, according to a statement. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Amazon introduces new Fire TV Stick, Fire TV and Fire TV Gaming Edition
First is the new Fire TV stick with Voice. More than 90 percent of Amazon Fire TV searches happen with voice, so Amazon has decided to bundle in the voice-activated remote included with the original Fire TV in a package with the Fire TV Stick. The New Fire TV stick will work with a user’s voice to take advantage of Amazon’s search capabilities in a lower price bracket.
China Seeks Compliance Commitment From Foreign Tech Companies
BEIJING—A Chinese agency has asked some foreign technology companies to commit to security standards that include outside inspections, people familiar with the matter said, in the latest potential check by Beijing on the tech industry in China.
Apple won't allow TV games that require controllers to play
TouchArcade argues that some games may be hard to play using the remote, and that’s a fair point. But the company’s restriction means that owners will be able to play every game in the Apple TV catalog and won’t be annoyed by titles that require them to purchase a controller.
How to disable lower case keys in iOS 9
In iOS 9, the default keyboard now switches between uppercase and lowercase letters with the shift key. Some may not like this change; luckily we can disable it if needed. We go hands-on to show you how to disable it. Check our post for more details: http://www.iphonehacks.com/2015/09/ho... Check out the iOS 9 page for our comprehensive coverage of all the new and hidden iOS 9 features: http://www.iphonehacks.com/ios-9 Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/iPhoneHac... Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/iPhoneHacks https://twitter.com/iPhoneHackx https://www.google.com/+iphonehacks Sign up for our Daily Newsletter: http://www.iphonehacks.com/iphonehack...
Control Google Slides from your Android lock screen
Google has updated its Slides presentation app on Android with a couple of useful features, including the ability to control presentations from the lock screen.
The most expensive PCs in computing history
How good do we have it, relatively speaking? One way to crunch the numbers is to turn back the clock. Here we take a look at some of the more expensive systems ever put to market in the personal computing era, along with their technical specs and pricing at the time. To make things manageable, we limited our archaeological dig to pre-1999 desktop and portable computers marketed to individual users, with some detours into hybrid variations and multiuser systems. Hold on to your wallets, it's about to get weird.
3 new iOS 9 features business users will love
Just snap a picture of it, and attach the image to an email by tapping and holding within the message body and selecting "Insert Photo or Video." Next, locate the image, select "Choose," then press and hold on it. From the pop-up menu, pick "Markup." You can then draw circles or lines and add a text box, or even append your signature to the image before emailing it. You don't get the most complete set of image markup tools in iOS 9, but they are useful for quickly annotating screen shots, photos, Web pages and other images.
A former Microsoft employee is suing over sex discrimination
Katie Moussouris worked for Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group in Redmond for over seven years, leaving in 2014. She's now the Chief Policy Officer for a startup called HackerOne, that helps software makers work with the security research community with bounty programs.
How to group Notifications by app in iOS 9 Notification Center
Looking to better organize your iPhone notifications? iOS 9 now allows people to order their app notifications by group, by time received, or manually. We go hands-on to show how it is done. Check our post for more details: http://www.iphonehacks.com/2015/09/ho... Don’t forget to check out the iOS 9 page for our comprehensive coverage of all the new and hidden iOS 9 features. http://www.iphonehacks.com/ios-9 Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/iPhoneHac... Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/iPhoneHacks https://twitter.com/iPhoneHackx https://www.google.com/+iphonehacks Sign up for our Daily Newsletter: http://www.iphonehacks.com/iphonehack...
Steve Jobs - Official Trailer #2 (HD)
Steve Jobs - In Theaters October http://www.stevejobsthefilm.com/ Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson. Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.
Google Search can now show you the full constitution in 13 countries
To try the new feature, type (or say) “constitution” in Google Search or the Google app on your mobile device. A box will pop up with the preamble, along with a drop-down menu where you can see all of the accompanying articles and amendments.
BBC to launch online U.S. subscription service
CAMBRIDGE, England Britain's BBC will launch an online subscription service in the United States next year, boosting revenues for the public broadcaster and allowing viewers to watch shows on demand.
For your message to resonate, you need to be thinking not just at a regional level, but at a global one as well. Localization efforts are a tough art. Your content has to be spot on and it has to get out the door quickly. But how can you balance speed, quality, and the right message for the right individual? We can help.
Localization isn't limited to simple translation -- you can't set it and forget it. Companies shouldn't assume, for instance, that a campaign created for Spain will be equally as effective to all Spanish-speaking consumers in the U.S. or Mexico. It's not just language, but cultural differences. Consider the message you might send to someone in Berkeley, California, versus one you might send to someone in Phoenix, Arizona or New York City. And once your unique branding content has been sent out to different geographies, your localization efforts aren't over just yet. True experts understand that the campaign as a whole is not a sum of its parts -- a campaign's success can be in the granular regions, creating a truly unique customer experience with that added local flavor to resonate within the audience.
MI5 chief says keeping track of terrorists is getting harder
LONDON — Terrorists are using advances in technology to communicate out of the reach of the authorities, the head of MI5 said Thursday, in the first live interview a serving MI5 boss has given in the organisation's history.
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Amazon introduces a slew of cheap tablets starting at $50, upgraded Fire TV
Finally, Amazon showed off its new living room entertainment devices. These devices were essentially reboots of devices that Amazon has had success with already. The Amazon Fire TV Stick was the first item to be displayed. The stick comes with a dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, but it now includes a Voice Remote that integrates with Amazon’s voice control system Alexa. Using the remote, users can search for shows or load apps in natural language and can even search for shows across eight third-party apps like Hulu. (Search across 15 more apps could be added in coming months.) The Stick will be sold for $50, although the old version of the Fire TV Stick without Voice control will still be available for its old $40 price.
Snapchat is bringing content from the NFL to its Live Stories feature
The NFL has deals in place to push content to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other places, and now it's heading to Snapchat. The ephemeral messaging app made a one-year deal with the league that will deliver photos and videos to its Live Stories feature. According to Re/code, the agreement runs through the Super Bowl in February and will feature at least one Live Story each weekend. There's also the possibility for more content centered around Monday and Thursday games. In fact, tomorrow night's Denver vs. Kansas City game will be covered by the app.
There's one important catch, though: there won't be any broadcast footage in the app. Someone may capture sideline video (with a phone, etc.) and post it, but don't expect high-quality highlights like you can watch elsewhere. In the past, Snapchat has used Live Stories to cover big events like New York Fashion Week, music festivals and more, so tacking on football coverage at the start of the season isn't too much of a surprise. And as Re/code notes, decided to partner with the league rather than handle the coverage on its own could bring exclusive access on game days.
50 Famous Designers Put Their Own Spin On The British Road Sign
"The brief was quite open—in my experience, the more open the brief the more interesting content you get back," says Made North's Patrick Murphy, who spearheaded the project with the help of Calvert. Together, they chose well known British and international designers—like Aubrey Powell, Mike Dempsey, and Milton Glaser—who they thought could have fun with the project and could explore different uses of the signage. "We wanted them to make something for people to think about, to laugh, to change their daily routine when they saw their sign. Something that would create an impact and make people think in a public space, using the scale and dimensions that Margaret and Jock created."
GM will pay $900 million criminal penalty in ignition switch case
Reuters reports that federal prosecutors have reached an agreement with General Motors today over defective ignition switches that will see the company admit to misleading regulators and consumers, pay some $900 million in fines, and agree to the installment of an independent monitor to oversee compliance. The defective parts — which could effectively turn off the engine in a moving car, disabling safety systems and power steering — have been directly attributed to over 100 deaths.
Facebook is down for some users [Update: It's back]
Facebook seems to be experiencing some trouble. Multiple members of TNW’s team are unable to connect to the social network, with a blank page and “Service Unavailable” message appearing.
The team behind Google Glass is now known as 'Project Aura'
Further, the Journal notes that Google has recently been on a hiring spree, recruiting engineers, developers, and project managers who previously worked for Amazon's Lab126 hardware division before the online retailer gutted that team with deep layoffs in August. Even more interesting, it seems Glass is not Project Aura's lone focus; LinkedIn profiles reveal that the team is working on wearables "beyond" the eyewear that Fadell and Co. are trying to reshape into a viable consumer product. A fully redesigned take on Glass "remains at least a year away" according to the Journal . Separate from that, Google has been testing a slightly revised Glass unit that focuses on specific industries like manufacturing.
Uber’s Latest Justification For Surge Pricing
Uber would not be a reliable service if it didn’t implement surge pricing. Well, at least that’s what Uber is suggesting in its recent case study on surge pricing. Surge pricing is an increase of fare that kicks in when there’s a high demand of Uber ride requests, but not a lot of drivers on the road.