You can charge your iPhone 6 faster by using your iPad charger
Here’s a simple trick to charge your iPhone battery faster: The latest iPhones have the ability to draw 2.1A of current, and with the right charger the iPhone 6 can fill up to 90% battery life in about two hours.
Why the moon landings could have never EVER been faked
I noticed that this article was being passed around again, so I watched the video once more. I forgot how amazingly good it is—so here it is again for your viewing pleasure: The definitive proof of why the moon landings could have never been faked:
Budweiser's Drinking and Driving PSA Hits Home Without Showing Any Alcohol
Budweiser's latest ad will not only convince you to never drink and drive, but will also make you never want to leave your pet's side.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wants to Know What Feminism Means to You
Joseph Gordon-Levitt responds to fan questions about calling himself a feminist.
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'Flood Wall Street' Activists Won't Let the Markets Forget the Climate
There was a certain anti-authoritarian element to the rally that was glaringly absent from the People's Climate March.
Manual Camera for iPhone
Custom exposure for your iPhone camera.
Final Fantasy 15 gameplay details, demo content revealed
New details revealed this week paint a clearer picture of what players can expect from Square Enix's RPG Final Fantasy 15 prior to its upcoming launch for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Director Hajime Tabata estimates that Final Fantasy 15 is currently around 55 percent complete, though the game changed drastically after he took over the project two years ago. "This is not the exact same game," he explained in a recent interview with Kotaku . "The director is different, and the platform was switched to the current gen. And because the platform has changed, there were things we had to re-evaluate, like what we can and cannot do or even what we have to do. The various circumstances are different." Final Fantasy 15
Tabata additionally revealed that much of Final Fantasy 15 's recent TGS trailer was rendered in-engine. "The FFX15 trailer was all in-game engine, except for the part with the spaceships flying." he said. "That was pre-rendered."
While Final Fantasy 15 road trip-like atmosphere is meant to inspire a sense of freedom in players, Tabata notes that the game's open-world elements are restrained for the sake of narrative.
Report: Lords of the Fallen PS4 is 1080p, Xbox One is 900p
Lords of the Fallen is an action-RPG title set within a medieval fantasy world ruled by a Fallen God. Fighting against the formidable Lords and Generals that command his army is one of game’s strongest features. Lords of the Fallen rewards skill and persistence among hardcore Action-RPG fans; it presents players with great challenges followed by greater rewards and satisfaction. The story plot and twists allow approaching the conflict between humans and Fallen God from various perspectives.
Gobble Promises To Help Customers Make Delicious Meals In 10 Minutes Or Less | TechCrunch
However, there’s a difference between Gobble and what founder Ooshma Garg called the “ingredient boxes.” Basically, Garg’s team takes care of a lot more of the prep work, cleaning and cutting the vegetables, as well as marinating the meat, to give you a “dinner kit” that can be prepared in 10 minutes or fewer, with just one pan. (You can see the steps going from kit to dinner in the collage below.)
Last-Minute Sports Ticket Sales App Gametime Raises $4 Million From Accel Partners | TechCrunch
You know all those times you decide to go see your favorite sportsball team play against their arch-rival opponents right before the game but you don’t have a ticket? Mobile app Gametime was designed entirely for that use case, helping even the laziest of slackers to buy last-minute tickets on their phones moments before it’s time to enter their local arena.
Facebook reportedly close to launching new ad platform in bid to take on Google
According to the Journal, which received information for its report from “people familiar with the company’s plans,” Facebook’s new platform is part of its effort to compete with Google in the hugely lucrative online ad market.
Know Your Hydra Operatives - From Captain America: The Winter Soldier to Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - IGN
Things continue to be busy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with this month seeing the Blu-ray and DVD releases of both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Marvel's Agents of SHIELD: Season 1, before SHIELD returns with new episodes on Tuesday, September 23rd. Season 2 will pick up on the heels of the game-changing events that began in The Winter Soldier and continued on the TV series, as Hydra's decades-long infiltration of SHIELD was revealed.
iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: What's in a widget? - CNET
Living with the iPhone 6 Plus, part 3: In our latest post-review check-in, Tim Stevens compares the look and feel of his two favorite phablets.
The Smallest Car In The World Is Back From The 1960s, And Now It's Electric
At 41-inches wide and 54-inches long, the Peel is the smallest production car in the world. First built for a brief period in the 1960s, the car was an expensive collectors' item for decades until a couple of British entrepreneurs decided to bring the tiny car back--including a new electric version.
Xbox One Coming to China on September 29 - IGN
Microsoft notes that over 70 other games are awaiting approval, including Halo: The Master Chief Collection , Killer Instict, and Ori and the Blind Forest. GameFY, Skype, and Game DVR functionality will all be available at launch, with a variety of other apps to follow. Xbox One will be sold at over 4,000 retailers, in 37 cities throughout China. The Kinect version will cost ¥4299 RMB (just over $700 USD), while the Kinect-less SKU comes in at ¥3699 RMB (just over $600 USD).
Strike Back's Final Season Resumes Production; Adds New Cast Members - IGN
After star Sullivan Stapleton 's off-set injury in February, the show went on hiatus during the production of its fourth season. Stapleton is now set to return with co-stars Philip Winchester , Robson Green, Michelle Lukes and Milauna Jackson.
Robinhood Raises $13M To Democratize Stock Market With Zero-Commission Trading App | TechCrunch
What’s the plan for the $13 million? Bhatt tells me “we’re a technology company, so we’re growing the team with top-tier engineers and designers from MIT and Stanford with former experience at Facebook, Google and Palantir.” Their goal will be to make Robinhood 100 percent secure and reliable so it can expand its public beta and get ready for a full launch. Bhatt admits “the margin for error is nonexistent.” If people’s trades don’t go through or there’s a security breach, doubt could ripple through its user base and kill the startup before it starts. Still, it’s had some users waiting for 18 months now, so it should do its best to keep people happy and informed while they wait.
Google Currents For iOS Now Called Google Play Newsstand Following Big Redesign | TechCrunch
Google Currents, Google’s magazine-like news reading iOS app and a competitor to Flipboard, is rolling out a redesign and a handful of new features, including a way to subscribe to topics you’re interested in, instead of only subscribing to publishers, blogs and RSS feeds. The company is also ditching the name “Currents” and renaming the app “ Google Play Newsstand ” in keeping with Google’s now-preferred naming scheme where its apps and services begin with “Google Play” (like “Google Play Music,” for example.)
Meet Dubs, Doppler Labs’ Reinvention Of The Lowly Earplug | TechCrunch
If you feel like you’re losing your hearing, it’s because you quite possibly are. In fact, more than six million people in the United States between the ages of 18 to 44 suffer from hearing loss.
US court shuts down fake Bitcoin-mining operation
A US court has shut down Butterfly Labs, a Missouri company the Federal Trade Commission alleges deceptively marketed computers designed to produce bitcoins, the “virtual currency” payment system.
iOS 8 review
Apple is still treading carefully, and there’s a lot of room to take this even further. Still, Apple has managed to open up many parts of iOS without changing the experience for a large number of people. If you don’t want to take advantage of third-party keyboards, widgets, or any of the other new tools, iOS 8 is still an easy-to-use, easy-to-learn, reliable platform with the best selection of third-party apps. Nobody has to be retrained on how to use iOS 8 — most people probably won’t see any significant changes in their day-to-day use and it looks exactly the same as iOS 7 did. Those users will still benefit from the new features in Messages, QuickType on the keyboard, and improvements to Safari and elsewhere.
The Dropbox terabyte conundrum
I’ve been a Dropbox user for five years now, and a paying customer for most of that time. I paid because I got tired of bumping up against the space limitations of the company’s free plan, even though it always seemed that Dropbox didn’t provide nearly enough storage for what it charged.
PRSS Digital Magazine Platform Acquired By Apple | TechCrunch
Prss launched in 2013, and was the result of the work of the founding team’s creation of Trvl, one of the first iPad newsstand magazines. It was the first iPad-exclusive newsstand publication when it debuted in 2010, and featured a photo-rich design. Trvl won multiple awards, garnered very positive reviews in iTunes and was featured in a Tim Cook keynote speech during WWDC in 2012. Prss was designed to leverage the expertise Trvl co-founders Jochem Wijnands and Michel Elings into an open platform any iPad magazine publisher could use.
13 Lessons for Design's New Golden Age | WIRED
We're living in an eerily similar time. Thanks to 40 years of increasingly cheap and tiny processors, new software, cheap sensors, and digital manufacturing, people can build products that would have seemed impossible a decade ago. The iPod—arguably the Eames chair of this new era—became feasible only when Apple's head of hardware engineering, Jon Rubinstein, found a hard drive so tiny and capacious that its own inventors didn't know what to do with it. Sensor technology created to track cattle and nuclear materials now enhance experiences like Disney World, where new MagicBands guide wearers through the park. Joris Laarman let algorithms make crucial design decisions for his 3-D-printed chair (right). It is, in fact, another golden age: the era of Silicon Modern.
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Apple isn't shutting down Beats Music, Apple says
As for how Beats Music might evolve over the next year, it seems pretty reasonable to assume the streaming service will soon integrate more heavily with iTunes and Apple’s other music projects. One of those could even be the little-known project the company is working on alongside U2, as VentureBeat previously reported.
Mobile Invoicing App Invoice2go Raises $35M, Former eHarmony Exec Greg Waldorf Joins As CEO | TechCrunch
Greg Waldorf is CEO of Invoice2go, the mobile app that helps small businesses manage their cash flow through easy-to-use invoicing, expense tracking and simple reporting tools. He has a long history of involvement with leading technology businesses. Prior to joining Invoice2go, Greg was affiliated with Accel Partners as CEO-in-residence. Greg also served as CEO of eHarmony for five years from 2006-2010 …
Cute video shows most cats choose the Lumia 930 over other smartphones
Microsoft wants to sell you a Lumia 930 , and will use everything in its power to convince you to buy one. Its latest ploy, and the most devious yet, is to show the phone being used by a family of slightly anthropomorphized cats. It’s an overload of cuteness, as they all communicate with each other using Lumia phones, shoot videos, and naturally, text messages sent between them regularly contain words with the letter S replaced by the letter Z.
Sigfox Wants To Turn Its Network For Connected Objects Into A Platform, Hires Cédric Giorgi | TechCrunch
French startup Sigfox is building a low cost, alternative cellular network for connected objects. It allows small connected objects to talk with Sigfox’s server with a very small battery and cheap hardware. It sounds too good to be true, but the company’s network already works in a few countries and has many interesting potential use cases.
U.S. Predicts 1.4 Million Ebola Cases in Africa by January Without More Action
New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically — the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone — unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up.
Karma Rolls Out An LTE Version Of Its Pay-As-You-Go Mobile Hotspot, Pre-Order For $99 | TechCrunch
Karma , makers of the small, portable Wi-Fi hotspot that lets you pay-as-you-go, contract free, for the data you use ($14/1 GB), is now accepting pre-orders for its latest device, the Karma Go portable LTE Wi-Fi hotspot . The new device, which also supports up to 8 concurrent users, runs on Sprint’s Nationwide 4G LTE network, with fallback to 3G CDMA.
Stanford Promises Not to Use Google Money for Privacy Research
Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society has long received funding from Google, but a filing shows the university recently pledged to only use the money for non-privacy research. Academics say such promises are problematic.
Exclusive: Samsung exits laptop market including Chromebooks
"We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. In Europe, we will be discontinuing sales of laptops including Chromebooks for now. This is specific to the region – and is not necessarily reflective of conditions in other markets," said a Samsung spokesperson.
You could own a window from the Manhattan Project - CNET
"The Manhattan Project is known as the most ambitious weapons program in human history," said Cassandra Hatton, senior specialist in charge of the History of Science sale. "It harnessed the intellectual powers of some of the greatest minds of our time, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer and Enrico Fermi to name but a few. This window is a symbol of that project, and the dual ingenuity of man -- the creative on one side, and the destructive on the other. It is a truly incredible piece."
Calling all design rebels: the tech industry wants you
How exactly will the tech industry find the creative sparks to give Scott Dadich his era of design rebels? Well, I personally think it will get a lot worse before it gets better. I think we still haven’t suffered through the era of consensus long enough for real rebellion — rejection of the status quo — to emerge, and rebellion for rebellions sake is not a new movement. We need the staleness of the 50’s to deliver the Beat generation or the hippies that followed them.
Blizzard’s long-rumored ‘Project Titan’ MMO is canceled
Titan joins the ranks of Warcraft Adventures and StarCraft Ghost as projects that Blizzard axed mid-development when things weren’t clicking. “We didn’t find the fun,” explained CEO Mike Morhaime. “We didn’t find the passion. We talked about how we put it through a reevaluation period, and actually, what we reevaluated is whether that’s the game we really wanted to be making. The answer is no.”
After $25B IPO, US Cloud Infrastructure Players Best Pay Attention to Alibaba | TechCrunch
Amazon Web Services better watch its back. And while we’re at it, let’s issue a warning to Microsoft and Google and just about any cloud service you can think of, because there is a new player in town and they have a lot going for them including being based in China and oh, getting a record-setting IPO last Friday that resulted in raising a whopping $25B .
Microsoft's Answer to Chromecast Is Here
Microsoft's solution is different from Chromecast, though, in that it's much simpler. It's a straight-up mirroring device, simply projecting whatever is on your computer to the TV screen. That means it's entirely dependent on your PC — it's not taking ownership of the stream like Chromecast does — but it's also dirt-simple, and doesn't need its own Wi-Fi connection.
A trio of Super Smash Bros. TV ads settle everyday disputes
Someone on Twitter once told the internet a story that is slightly related to these three Super Smash Bros. 3DS television ads, so we'll paraphrase it here: This person was playing Pokemon X PVP on the bus, against someone else also on the bus. The storyteller defeated the opponent just as the bus stopped and its doors opened so people could disembark. As passengers began to shuffle out, someone shouted "GG" and disappeared into the crowd.
Life sure is strange when online-only terminology makes its way out of the screen. Nintendo thinks it's pretty cool when this happens, if its new round of "Settle it in Smash" Super Smash Bros. ads are anything to go by. See all three below.
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PayPal Enables Bitcoin Transactions For Merchants Selling Digital Goods | TechCrunch
Through partnerships with BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin, PayPal will let its merchants accept bitcoin for digital goods transactions. They decided to go with a handful of launch partners instead of a single one, as PayPal’s Braintree did with Coinbase earlier this month. To be clear, this isn’t about adding Bitcoin to PayPal’s digital wallet and it’s only in North America for the moment. These are baby steps for now.
Jiff Raises $18 Million Series B To Make Employers’ Digital Health Programs More Personalized | TechCrunch
Digital health company Jiff has raised an additional $18 million in Series B funding, the company announced this morning. The Palo Alto-based startup wants to make it easier for businesses to reward their employees who participate in digital health programs by providing a software platform that can gather data from across a wide spectrum of wearable devices, like Fitbits, Jawbones, Misfit Shines and more, as well as mobile fitness-tracking apps.
Obama Confirms ISIS Strikes: 'We Will Not Tolerate Safe Havens for Terrorists'
"It must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and try to do Americans harm, that we will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people," Obama said, confirming strikes against another militant group known as the Khorasan group .
The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design
The current issue is not the nearsightedness of web designers, its limitations in the technology.
To do the "cool" stuff you see in print, non full width columns, pretty impressive image layouts overseveral columns, fitted titles, these are quite hard to do in web currently. your editor could say to you, no titles over 3 lines, do web content aggregatiors have that luxury. probably not.
We must remember that the web is fundamentally different that print. In print you have limited space, fixed leading, you don't deal with a 3rd party font rendering algorithm.
To do what we take for grated in print, multi columns side by side, to fit in a web format we need a CSS property known currently as regions.
also remember print is a fixed size medium, the internet has to work on phones, tablets google glass ect.
Leave with this, its a matter of tech limitations. The internet is for everyone. We build for blackberries and IE7, not nightly build chrome users.
Radius Raises $54.7 Million To Transform Marketing Intelligence | TechCrunch
It’s easy to say that most executives in the $50 billion world of business-to-business marketing would kill for a tool that can analyze customer data and figure out exactly who to market to and when to pitch them. San Francisco-based Radius has raised $54.7 million from a who’s who of venture capital’s heavy hitters and former titans of the financial services industry, averting the need for any bloodshed whatsoever.
Philips to split into two separate companies
This is the latest in a long series of restructuring efforts that the company has implemented over the past couple decades in an attempt to fix its cumbersome corporate structure and boost profitability. Prior to this announcement, Philips was organized into three main divisions: Philips Consumer Lifestyle (formerly Philips Consumer Electronics and Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care), Philips Healthcare (formerly Philips Medical Systems), and Philips Lighting. The restructuring effort will essentially serve to merge the Consumer Lifestyle and Healthcare divisions into one entity.
Rocket Internet sets IPO range, targets up 6 billion euros value
The Berlin-based company on Tuesday set the price in a range of 35.50 to 42.50 euros per share and said it expected gross proceeds of about 1.477 billion euros, assuming it places the maximum number of shares at the mid-point of the price range, corresponding to a market capitalization of 6.2 billion euros.
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President Obama, emboldened by his use of executive powers to fight climate change at home, challenged China to make the same effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
Derek Jeter Opens the Door.
T he numbers rank with those of baseball’s all-time greats: the sixth-most hits, the five championship rings, the 19th-highest offensive WAR. Then there’s the surplus of dramatic plays in high-pressure situations, including a crushing leadoff home run to doom the Mets in the 2000 World Series and the game-saving “flip” of a wild throw in the 2001 playoffs against Oakland. Yet what has truly separated Jeter on the field, and elevated him in the eyes of his peers, is something that can’t be captured in stats and highlight reels. He’s radiated a confidence, a command, that has lifted not just his own play but that of his teammates. His signature stroke—a line drive the opposite way, to right field—is an act of both iron will and unselfishness. It’s hard to say what’s more remarkable: that Jeter has been able to sustain such consistent control for 20 years under the New York spotlight, or that it was there from the moment he fully arrived onstage as a 21-year-old rookie in 1996.
Arduino TFT Color Clock
I had an Arduino Uno R3 and an Adafruit 1.8" Color TFT Shield w/microSD and Joystick that I was trying to use for another project that kept stalling out. One night just for fun I decided to see if I could recreate the Colour Clock and it only took a couple hours. If you're familiar with Arduino you could easily swap parts out for a simple TFT breakout board and something tiny like a Beetle and make a very compact unit. You could even wear it as a badge.
50 Smartest Companies 2014 - MIT Technology Review
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35 Innovators Under 35 | 2014 | MIT Technology Review
Everyone on the list was nominated either by the public or by MIT Technology Review ’s editors. Some got our attention when they were picked by our international publishing partners as Innovators Under 35 for their regions. After our editors pared the roughly 500 nominees to 80 finalists, outside judges rated the originality and impact, or potential impact, of their work; those scores guided the editors as they crafted the list.
Blizzard cancels its next-gen MMO Titan after seven years
Metzen spoke of a "sense of inertia and obligation and identity that we hold in ourselves and the community may also hold toward us" that pushed Blizzard to focus development resources on a second MMO. "Is this really who we are?" he asked. "Is this really what we want? Is this really what we want to burn our passion and our work lives, our careers on, for years on end?"
57 Ways to Spread Kindness and Brighten a Day
[...] Please don’t take this post as “preachy” – I am just as bad as the next person. Our lives are all so incredibly busy and the urge to navel-gaze is natural. But being a parent forces you to examine your behavior and try to be the best role model you can possibly be – even in the midst of the mayhem of daily life. So choose generosity. If you are looking for further simple ideas about how to spread some kindness, check out this lovely list of 57 ways you can brighten someone’s day. [...]
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Frogs Go Bonkers Over An iPhone Video Of Worms
In the video above, a small army of frogs-turned-couch-potatoes watch enrapt as a video of worms plays on the screen of an iPhone placed in the dirt. A few of the frogs even take a leap at the phone, in hopes the worms could be dinner.