Watch The Trailer For Wes Anderson’s New Stop-Motion Film “Isle Of Dogs”
Inspired by Akira Kurosawa, the new animated feature boasts a superstar voice cast—and, of course, talking dogs.
You Probably Can’t Guess Who’s A Sex Worker In This Group–And That’s The Point
A new video confronts stereotypes and preconceived notions about sex workers in a way viewers may not have considered. [Warning: NSFW.]
Ford Trying Out New Car Designs Using HoloLens
Ford has been testing HoloLens for the past year in Dearborn, Mich., and is now expanding its use of this technology 'across the globe.'
Apple wants you to get very excited about, oh, the App Store
Commentary: In a series of new ads, Apple wants you to believe that with iOS 11, the App Store will make your life better.
Another Day, Another Air Gap Breached
What high-tech, ultra-secure data center would be complete without dozens of video cameras directed both inward and outward? After all, the best informatic security means nothing without physical s…
Facebook agrees to give Congress ads linked to Russian election interference
News that Facebook would hand over the ads to Congress was one of a number of major announcements made today by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who laid out a series of steps he said Facebook would take in coming months in an effort to protect the integrity of elections around the globe. The moves came as Facebook is under growing scrutiny by national governments for its role in elections — and as an attack surface that can be exploited by foreign agents to influence public opinion and electoral outcomes.
The 9 steps that Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will take to 'protect election integrity'
3. Going forward -- and perhaps the most important step we're taking -- we're going to make political advertising more transparent. When someone buys political ads on TV or other media, they're required by law to disclose who paid for them. But you still don't know if you're seeing the same messages as everyone else. So we're going to bring Facebook to an even higher standard of transparency. Not only will you have to disclose which page paid for an ad, but we will also make it so you can visit an advertiser's page and see the ads they're currently running to any audience on Facebook. We will roll this out over the coming months, and we will work with others to create a new standard for transparency in online political ads.
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Alexa has beamed up new Star Trek skills, including Klingon
To mark the premiere of CBS' " Star Trek: Discovery " on Sept. 24, the Amazon Echo has decided to boldly go where no smart speaker has gone before, adding a spaceship full of Trek-inspired skills. (Disclosure: CBS is CNET's parent company.)
Snapchat's Spectacles hardware team hit with leadership shakeup and job cuts
Snap's hardware team, known internally has Snap Labs, is tasked with building physical camera products to work with the Snapchat app. The team's first product was last year's Spectacles camera eyewear, and the division has also experimented with developing a drone.
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Best 'dumb' phones for the internet weary: in pictures
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'Watchmen' has started filming its HBO TV series
There were hints the news was coming. On Tuesday, showrunner Damon Lindelof dropped an Instagram photo captioned "Day One," showing a trophy marked "In Gratitude" (fans know it was presented to superhero Nite Owl). The statue is apparently sitting on the "Watchmen" writers' room table, but not much else is revealed.
After massive data breach, Equifax sent victims to fake phishing site for support
After a breach of 143 million people's personal information, the official Equifax Twitter account accidentally tweeted a link to a phishing website for victims who needed support.
CCleaner hackers attacked Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, and other tech giants
The CCleaner breach was more serious than initially believed, with hackers targeting networks at major tech companies including Cisco, Sony, and Samsung.
JK Rowling, Facebook, and Apple among those donating to Mexican earthquake relief
Me conmueve profundamente tanto cariño de todo el mundo. Este fondo ha sido más de lo que esperaba pero así ha sido en las calles, en las zonas de desastre y ustedes desde lejos han sido maravillosos ❤️ . Ayer estuve comprando todo lo que a mi juicio se necesitaba urgentemente y lo estuve llevando en mi camioneta con mis amigos.Hoy se necesitan plantas de luz, y material de construcción para seguir sacando gente pero no encontramos o nadie nos vende ( apreciaría cualquier información confiable) los generadores y ciertas medicinas no son nada económicos. Que sepan también que se sube todo para dar confianza y transparencia. también quisiera agradecer la confianza que han depositado en mi. Esto no es de ahorita viene la parte más difícil, la gente se ha quedado sin hogar, con enfermedades o pérdidas irreparables. Yo vivo ( o vivía ) enfrente de uno de los edificios más afectados y hay gente atrapada , pude ser yo... pudiste ser tú !! Yo les doy mi palabra que haré todo en mi poder para dar la ayuda a los MÁS necesitados. También llegará un momento en el que tendré que asesorarme, pues no cuento con el acceso a comprar absolutamente todo con 8 amigos y tres camionetas.
Asteroid mining is our best hope for colonizing Mars
Colonists on Mars are going to require massive amounts of water during transit to the Red Planet and once they arrive, for their own sustenance and farming. Moreover, water is a crucial starting ingredient for the fuel that will power the SpaceX ships bound for Mars. As it turns out, the asteroids in our solar system are flush with this resource and Deep Space intends to capitalize on this future need by extracting water from asteroids rather than precious minerals.
Facebook Will Now Give Congress The More Than 3,000 Ads Purchased By A Russian Troll Farm
Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg also announced in a Facebook Live that the company will put an end to so-called dark post ads on its platform by enabling people to view the ads being run on a page. Currently, a page can target an ad at a specific group of people on Facebook, and only those people are able to view the content.
A Smart Breast Pump: Mothers Love It. VCs Don’t
The Naya’s soft suction cup mimics the feel of a baby’s mouth and distributes the suction over a broader area of a woman’s breast. Alvarez said the Naya delivers 30 percent more breast milk and is 20 percent faster than alternatives, thanks to a unique water-based system. The company is also planning to sell a smart bottle that will be able to track the volume, calorie count and fat content of breast milk and inputs them into an app. Mothers would be able to use the software to monitor how much they’re pumping, how much the baby is eating and how much milk is left in storage.
Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment
If I were a Facebook executive, I might feel a Frankensteinian sense of unease these days. The company has been hit with a series of scandals that have bruised its image, enraged its critics and opened up the possibility that in its quest for global dominance, Facebook may have created something it can’t fully control.
How to Avoid Buying a Car Flooded by Hurricanes
This year’s big storms have flooded a huge number of vehicles — hundreds of thousands, if not the half-million that were initially feared. But with some basic due diligence — and a discerning eye — you can usually avoid buying a water-damaged car from an unscrupulous seller.
Why Nintendo doesn't just do business as outlined by its fans
"We love to surprise people," Fils-Aime said. "We also believe that the consumer should have the information when they're ready to act on it. Telling someone about a game that's four of five, six years away from actually launching? Just doesn't make a ton of sense to us. But sharing information in order to frame how we are looking at a franchise, looking at an IP, that's something we do very thoughtfully."
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases: What you need to know
We've been testing the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with various cases and wireless charging pads and have found that wireless charging works if the case is less than 3mm thick. (It might still work if the case is a little thicker, but the latest charging pads list 3mm or less as a spec for wireless charging). Plenty of protective cases, such as Speck's Presidio Series, Otterbox's Symmetry Series, Tech 21's Evo Series and others are less than 3mm thick and can be kept on the phone while wireless charging.
Database provider MongoDB has filed to go public
The majority of MongoDB’s revenue comes from its subscription arm, though both its subscription and services revenue streams are growing. But amid that growth, MongoDB still needs capital to ramp up its operations — which means that going public at around this time might make sense since the so-called “IPO window” is open and companies are looking to get out the door. MongoDB has indicated in the filing that it wants to raise as up to $100 million, but that’s typically a placeholder and will change in the future.
Instagram uses 'I will rape you' post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap
It’s unclear why Instagram chose to highlight Solon’s hate mail to friends on Facebook. When she posted the screenshot last year, she wrote: “This is an email I received this afternoon. Sadly this is all too common for women on the internet. I am sure this is just an idiot rather than any kind of credible threat but it’s still pretty vile.”
Maria's Path of Destruction Across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands Is Heartbreaking
Hurricane Maria is currently churning off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, leaving behind historic levels of destruction in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and several Caribbean nations. Recovery and cleanup efforts have already begun, but as grim new photographs show, these tropical islands have their work cut out for them.
And reporters have no choice but to chase clicks. Because Google and Facebook have a duopoly on online advertising, the only measure of success in publishing is whether a story goes viral on social media. Authors are evaluated by how individual stories perform online, and face constant pressure to make them more arresting. Highly technical pieces are farmed out to junior freelancers working under strict time limits. Corrections, if they happen at all, are inserted quietly through ‘ninja edits’ after the fact.
Channel Zero's Return is Skin-Crawlingly Spectacular
Everything changes when they decide, on a whim, to visit the “No-End House,” a mysterious pop-up attraction that’s more haunted mansion than Museum of Ice Cream, but has a similar appeal based on it being a social-media status symbol. Its six rooms purportedly contain unspeakable horrors, with a heavy emphasis on psychological manipulation. When Jules and Margot go inside, accompanied by their dates for the night (one a guy they’ve known since elementary school, the other a gentlemanly stranger), things zoom from fun to freaky very quickly. Given the house’s apparent ability to read minds, seamlessly shape-shift, and access alternate dimensions—and the heavy foreshadowing the show’s dropped on us—it’s not a huge surprise to see Margot’s dad (John Carroll Lynch) appear in what Margot belatedly realizes is the sixth “room,” which looks exactly like her own home.
Here Are The iPad Apps That Show Off iOS 11’s New Drag-And-Drop Feature
But there is one caveat: At the moment, the level of drag-and-drop support varies from one app to the next. You can drag a document from Apple’s iWork suite into an email, for instance, but you can’t currently do the same for documents from Microsoft Word. Until more app developers update their apps and figure out the best ways to handle drag and drop, using this feature is going to take some guesswork. (The one exception is that most apps should be able to receive a piece of text you’ve dragged even if they haven’t otherwise implemented drag-and-drop support.)
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Watch How Balls of Steel Are Made
If there’s something more satisfying than watching hyper-specific machinery churn out random parts, I haven’t found it yet. In this behind the scenes video, one of Shandong Iraeta’s factories tirelessly turns giant rods of metal into perfectly spherical balls of steel.
10 Twitter accounts every Star Trek fan should follow
Want to keep up with the Star Trek: Discovery conversation? Check out these 10 accounts that make the most of their 140 characters on Twitter.
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Why Hurricane Maria was such a nightmare for Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico had no such luck with Hurricane Maria. On Thursday, it seemed that forecasters’ dire scenario played out with the storm’s direct hit of the island, home to 3.4 million US citizens. When it made landfall, Maria took a course that bisected the island from the Southeast to the Northwest. “It was as if a 50- to 60-mile-wide tornado raged across Puerto Rico, like a buzz saw,” Jeff Weber, a meteorologist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, says. “It’s almost as strong as a hurricane can get in a direct hit.” By the record books, it was the fifth-strongest storm ever to hit the US.
This Video Shows How Much the Tomb Raider Movie Owes to the Video Game
While Alicia Vikander’s look in the new Tomb Raider trailer was already more than enough evidence that her Croft would be much more in line with her current video game iteration, it’s another thing to actually compare shots between the film and the game itself. In a new video from IGN, you can see that there are a number of shots clearly borrowed directly from the video game that are damn-near perfectly recreated in Roar Uthaug’s upcoming film.
Apple Watch Series 3: Everything the pros need to know
IT departments must review the new device's capabilities and determine what corresponding policies the organization might need to implement in response. For example, with Apple Watch Series 3's introduction of standalone cellular connectivity, the devices possess internet connectivity without the presence of a standalone iPhone, so long-standing corporate policies that protect the organization by precluding personal phone possession or operation in the workplace may require updating to address the Series 3's new cellular feature.
Do This Ritual At The End Of Each Week To Become More Productive
Then look at what’s been added to your calendar, especially tasks given to you by others. “Are those aligned with what you’re after?” asks Maxfield. “Ninety percent of the time they are, but the other 10% are very important because they can be huge time sucks. It’s bad for me and for the person who put it on your calendar.”
Open Channel: Why the Hell Does Anyone Live in Gotham City?
I’ve been watching Gotham on and off for the past few years and while the show’s insanity is one of its best qualities, it’s also left me with a burning question that I’ve never been to figure out: Who the hell would willingly choose to live in Gotham City? Also, like, why? Moving to Gotham is like asking to die.
A Time Traveler Goes on a Desperate Personal Quest in Scifi Short Cradle
Many of Cradles ’s story elements are intentionally left vague, which works better for some (we don’t need to know exactly what happened on that terrible day) than others (what’s with those neck patches?) But at just under 11 minutes, there’s not a lot of room for extensive details, and the whole thing leads to a very satisfying conclusion anyway. If the lead actor looks familiar, there’s a good reason: he’s Dante Basco, the former child actor who played Rufio in 1991's Hook .
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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will end untraceable political ads
“We’re going to bring Facebook to an even higher standard of transparency,” he said. “Not only will you have to disclose which page paid for an ad, but we will also make it so you can visit an advertiser’s page and see the ads that they are currently running to any audience on Facebook.” Zuckerberg said the company would roll out the changes in coming months, and added that they would work with others to set a “new standard” for online political ads.
Mad Genius Builds a Drivable Hot Tub That Could Make Traffic Enjoyable
Colin Furze is back with another bizarre invention that will make you wonder why more mad scientists haven’t embraced YouTube yet. This time he’s turned a BMW E30 into a drivable hot tub , complete with a pair of leaf blowers used to generate bubbles, and a barbecue grill in the trunk .
Apple's Watch Should Get Swiss Makers Ticking
While Apple Inc.'s watch might not have been the instant hit as, say, the iPhone, the smartwatch is here to stay. If Swiss watchmakers are really going to capture the attention of the golden millennial, they need to start their digital timers.
The state of the smartphone, iPhone X edition
The very first smartphones, such as 1994's IBM Simon , could barely be considered smart. They were glorified personal digital assistants (PDAs) with a cellular modem so you could also make calls. If you could so much as tap a number in your address book app and have it automatically pasted into the phone dialer app, that was considered state-of-the-art.
Chatting about movies on Facebook? A bot may drop in to sell you tickets
In the example provided by Fandango, one person says, “It’s mooovie night!! What do you want to see?” Her friend replies, “Let’s go see Thor!” which triggers the M assistant to pull up a prompt below the chat window that says “Buy Tickets for Thor: Ragnarok.”
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Police need warrant to track cell phones, appeals court says
That's according to a federal appeals court, which ruled Thursday that police must get permission from a judge to use "Stingray" devices, also called cell-site simulators, as part of their investigations. The simulators act like a cell tower, picking up the telltale identifiers that cell phones automatically broadcast when they pass near towers. Police can use that information to track the movements of criminal suspects. (One popular model is the StingRay, manufactured by Harris Corp., hence the nick name.)
Aspiring Tony Starks Made a Jet Suit to Fly Like Iron Man (Underwater)
I am, admittedly, a very weak swimmer, and at this point in my life I don’t see myself signing up for Summer swim lessons. So I completely endorse this alternative approach to getting comfortable in the water: building a jet-powered wet suit that lets you cruise faster than Michael Phelps.
The invention of AI ‘gaydar’ could be the start of something much worse
Kosinski and Wang’s work is not invalid, but its results need serious qualifications and further testing. Without that, all we know about their system is that it can spot with some reliability the difference between self-identified gay and straight white people on one particular dating site. We don’t know that it’s spotted a biological difference common to all gay and straight people; we don’t know if it would work with a wider set of photos; and the work doesn’t show that sexual orientation can be deduced with nothing more than, say, a measurement of the jaw. It’s not decoded human sexuality any more than AI chatbots have decoded the art of a good conversation. (Nor do its authors make such a claim.)
Netflix adds HDR support for iPhone X and iPad Pro
Netflix already streams HDR video on the new Apple TV 4K, so it only makes sense for the company to add support for Apple's HDR-ready iOS devices as well. The latest update for Netflix's app does just that, so you'll be able to watch movies and TV shows with high dynamic range on the iPad Pro (10.5-inch and 2017 12.9-inch) and the upcoming iPhone X.