Bill Nye brings science to bear on the abortion debate - CNET
Technically Incorrect: In an impassioned, science-based video presentation, the Science Guy insists that society should stop telling women what to do with their bodies.
In Undertale, you can choose to kill monsters — or understand them
Like a lot of roleplaying games, Undertale asks you to become a child. When you fall down a hole into an underworld populated with monsters, your path seems clear: set off on a brave journey across...
Vince Carter flushed the greatest dunk of all time 15 years ago today
Reliving Vince Carter, Frederic Weis and the greatest dunk of all time. Because it never gets old.
The 'world's biggest' 3D printer will build emergency houses
The 40-foot by 20-foot rig will print emergency shelters using locally-sourced materials
This tiny nanoscale wrench can tinker with molecules
Utilizing molecular chirality has lead to the development of the cutest wrench you'll (never) see.
TomorrowWorld live stream: Watch world's top DJs on whimsical stages
"I remember Tomorrowland when it was a small thing looking like a rave. Now it's a huge global phenomenon," David Guetta told Mashable about TomorrowWorld.
How a family-owned leather goods business became a tech company
In the two years since being named CEO, Andrew Royce Bauer has turned Royce Leather Gifts into a budding player in the wearable tech arena
Double vision Halloween makeup will melt your friends' brains
This double vision make up look will have you turning heads over and over on Halloween night.
This weekend, a supermoon will shine red with the blood of the innocent
This weekend, the Moon will provide a big, bloody show for those looking up into the night sky. A total lunar eclipse — sometimes referred to as a blood moon due to the Moon's dark red glow — is scheduled to begin at 10:11PM ET on Sunday.
IGN's Comment Features Have Been Updated - IGN
We’ve been working with the development team at Livefyre to build notifications into their platform, passing on the feedback taken directly from this community. It’s a brand new feature for them and that’s entirely because of the needs of the IGN community. So thank you for caring enough about your experience on IGN to help steer this change.
Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications
3D Touch on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
AppleInsider demonstrates the front-facing, Retina Flash on the new Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
Google voice search now faster and works in noisy places | ZDNet
If you've recently noticed that Google's voice search is faster and more accurate, it's thanks to the search-to-advertising giant's work on recurrent neural networks.
Here Comes the Square IPO
It’s rare for one executive to run two publicly traded companies at the same time, let alone as one goes through an IPO. Steve Jobs, whom Dorsey often cites as a hero, ran both Pixar and Apple
at the same time. Carlos Ghosn is CEO of Nissan and Renault. (Each of the listed automotive companies has substantial shareholdings in the other, but they are independent.) Then there is Elon Musk, who leads publicly-traded Tesla Motors
and privately-held SpaceX.
5 takeaways from Adobe Flash’s death march
But there's a risk that advertisers may choose not go down this path, instead choosing alternative ways of getting their messages to their desired target audiences – by making increased use of social media marketing or using paid-for editorial (custom content, native advertising, whatever it’s being called this week), for example. That means that the days of flashy, Flash-style ads may be over – and so too may be many of the opportunities for creative developers.
Foursquare predicts Apple will sell 15M of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus this weekend
Each time Apple launches a product, it sees a giant sales spike. To determine the degree to which sales will jump during the launch of the 6s phones, Foursquare looked at historical data comparing iPhone sales during a launch weekend with sales during the rest of the quarter.
Microsoft's enterprise-grade security is coming to Windows 10 IoT for smart devices
On top of introducing the new software, Microsoft has also partnered with Adafruit Industries to produce a hardware kit to help developers get off the ground with Windows 10 as an operating system for IoT devices. The Microsoft IoT Pack for Raspberry Pi 2 costs $115 and includes a Raspberry Pi 2 microcomputer along with additional hardware like a Wi-Fi module and a case for the device. The kit also includes a SD card that comes pre-loaded with Windows 10 IoT Core, so people can get started with the operating system right out of the box.
The Week in iOS Apps: It's complicated
Apple Watches are full of complications—in the best sense of the word. Really. We’ll show you two apps featuring new complications, plus more from the iOS world. Read on!
Twitch App Coming to PlayStation Platforms This Fall - IGN
The announcement was made by Twitch cofounder and CEO Emmett Shear during today's TwitchCon keynote, where he confirmed the PS4 version of the app will feature full chat integration, as well as support for emoticons.
Inside Mecca’s Life-or-Death Crowd Control Design
For five days every year, the population of Saudi Arabia increases by 3 million. That’s when Muslims visit Mecca for one of the religion’s most sacred rites: the hajj. Most cities aren’t built with that kind of surge capacity. And as the tragic stampede at this year’s gathering showed, at a certain density those crowds can become dangerous. So the Saudis have, over the years, turned to a series of the world’s best architects and designers to try to keep millions of pilgrims safe, healthy, awed, and (a few of them) very, very comfortable—while honoring the tenets of Islam. The result is a city of carefully regulated experiences, with more work yet to be done. —Tim De Chant
Why Are Women More Cautious About Promotions?
Overall, the researchers found that women listed more life goals overall than men, and a smaller proportion of their goals related to achieving power at work. Women also viewed high-level positions as less desirable yet equally attainable, anticipating that happiness, prestige, and money would follow. The difference came when women anticipated more negative outcomes such as conflicts and tradeoffs, which the researchers say explains the relationship between gender and the desirability of professional advancement.
ICYMI: Farming indoors, realistic robot baby study and more
Good news, Engadget peoples! We’re creating a single login system for both our product database and comments. The first part of that transition is a new commenting system, launching on September 28th. You’ll get to keep your current user name (as long as it doesn’t contain invalid characters, in which case you’ll have to go through a few extra steps to make the transfer), and all your old comments will eventually (not immediately) migrate with you.
Aaron Sorkin tears into Tim Cook over 'opportunistic' comments
Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin slammed Tim Cook in a recent interview for comments the Apple CEO made regarding authors, filmmakers and documentarians focusing on the life and times of Steve Jobs.
Apple's New iPhone Hits Stores as Cook Faces Growth Questions
“I never had an iPhone before,” said the 38-year-old truck driver from Corona, Queens. “I see all my friends playing with their iPhones and new devices, and I said, ‘You know what, maybe it’s time for me to upgrade,”’ said Gonzalez, who has been using an HTC handset.
EPA details how VW software thwarted emission tests
According to the EPA, "the position of the steering wheel, vehicle speed, the duration of the engine's operation, and barometric pressure" -- all very specific indicators of an emissions test -- acted as the activation switch for the "defeat device." Essentially, the vehicles' electronic control module (ECM) was set to "clean" mode for the remainder of the emission's test procedure.
The pros and cons of Apple's new iPhone leasing plans
Whether or not Apple’s new financing plan makes sense for you comes down to personal preference, much like the choice between buying and leasing a car. Since millennials are accustomed to paying monthly fees—renting where their parents’ generation owned—Apple is sure to find plenty of iPhone users who will buy into constant upgrades and the illusion of lower costs.
See Gorgeously Illustrated Depictions Of Fonts As People
The font you choose to convey your words also conveys a lot about you, in and of itself. Are you a Times New Roman kind of person: sleek, professional, and perhaps a tad stiff? Or are you more of a Comic Sans man, a total clown or maybe someone who just discovered the concept of irony like two seconds ago. If these fonts could talk, they would have a lot to say—and a new series takes us closer than ever before to finding out what that might be.
7 best podcasts for tech enthusiasts
The resurgence of podcasts has added another option for listening choices. You can stream them, listen to them live or download them and listen to them at the time of your choosing. For technology workers and enthusiasts there are more choices than you have the time to evaluate, so CIO.com searched for the most informative and entertaining tech podcasts on the Web. So turn up the volume and check out these podcasts designed for techies who want to be entertained, informed and enlightened.
14 words you understand only if you work at Google
Google Google is a massive company with more than 40,000 employees, but it has crafted a culture of Googlers who speak the same language.
The $100 Samsung Gear VR Is Going to Change Everything
Plus, at the $99 price point (reminder: phone not included) VR is now cheaper than an iPod Touch. And no other virtual reality headset comes close. This not only makes the product much more accessible, it’s creating even more of a gateway drug for VR by loading it up with some very user-friendly mainstream apps like Netflix. Meaning virtual reality will no longer be the realm of role-players. This is VR your grandparents will want.
Spies have fun names for ways they invade our privacy
Reading The Intercept’s report today about the range of tools British spies supposedly have at their disposal to track everything from people’s taste in online radio to their choice of porn, two things struck me:
Amazon Prime Is Just $67 Right Now
That’s a handy discount from the regular price of $99 a year. However, if you’re already a member, you can’t take advantage of the deal. You’re just screwed paying the normal price for no shipping, a streaming movie service, and like, a bajillion other benefits that Amazon Prime offers .
Win an iPhone 6S - Twitter Competition
The 'Win an iPhone 6S competition' will take place between 10am Friday 25 September 2015 and 3pm Monday 28 September 2015 (BST). It is open to UK residents over the age of 18.
Ryot's documentary 'The Painter of Jalouzi' was shot in 4K with the iPhone 6s Plus
““When we look at the film now, even WE are surprised at how good it came out considering it was shot on, well, a telephone” Darg says, laughing. “In a relatively short amount of time, we went from terrible pixelated phone photos, to this, which is just as good as cameras that cost tens of thousands of dollars… “When we heard the new iPhone would shoot in 4K, we thought about what we could shoot that would really demonstrate the power of the resolution. Jalouzi is so visually impacting. The mountainside is full of detail and color, so it’s the ultimate test of a camera’s ability. Plus, we’ve been wanting to tell the story for a long time” David said.”
Pinterest opens up developer sandbox for new apps and integrations
Pinterest announced it has opened its developer sandbox, offering access to the company’s APIs for building new apps and third-party integrations.
Adblocker Crystal picks up where Peace left off, but with a twist
No one really likes ads — and most people can’t stand the noisy, flashy, blinky, autoplay kind that give online advertising a bad name. But, like it or not, ads go a long way to support online publishers and others whose hard work people enjoy free of charge.
Line-waiting Apple fanatics rush to grab new iPhones in annual rite of commercial self-flagellation
Line-waiting Apple fanatics rush to grab new iPhones in annual rite of commercial self-flagellation
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for PS3 and Xbox 360 Won't Have a Single Player Campaign - IGN
The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will still have the full-featured multiplayer mode that includes the momentum-based movement system and Specialist classes. In addition, players will still have access to Shadows of Evil, Black Ops III’s new Zombies mode, which features an adventure inspired by 1940s film-noir.
Which US tech CEO is missing from this meeting with the Chinese president?
Chinese president Xi Jinping is touring the US for the first time this week, meeting with officials from the government but also, just as importantly, with leaders of the tech industry. The group photo above is proof of the importance of Xi's visit, with some of the most powerful men in tech from China and the US (and yes, it's mostly men, unfortunately) assembled for high-level talks with the Chinese president.
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What the iCar will mean for Apple's bottom line
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Instagram Images: How to Stand Out on Instagram
Peg Fitzpatrick is the only person speaking twice at the Social Media Success Summit. She will be doing the Instagram productivity tips panel on how to create a workflow that flows. Since there isn’t a way to schedule, you need to find a great process to create content, manage it and get it all out on Instagram. The second session is how to create a visual style for social media images. It’s on how to create brand guidelines for your blog, so when people go to your blog and see your social media, you look as professional as possible.
Amazon’s Twitch to add video uploads in new battle with YouTube
Twitch has more than 100 million monthly active users for its gameplay livestreaming service as well as 1.7 million live broadcasters . But now the company will make it possible for players to upload video to Twitch, starting next year. With uploads, that means that users can create videos, but won’t have to livestream them first.
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Before I die I want to...
In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors' answers — surprising, poignant, funny — became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What's your answer?)
What's wrong with what we eat
In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what's wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it's putting the entire planet at risk.
Nation Thanks Pope for Briefly Bumping Trump from News
As the Pope visits Washington, New York, and Philadelphia, people from every walk of life are expressing profound gratitude that the news media is offering non-stop coverage of Francis’s every move instead of Trump’s, if only for five days.
Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven
Responding to a list of questions published in the paper by Mr Scalfari, who is not a Roman Catholic, Francis wrote: “You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart. The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience.
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How stories of personal experience help drive change
Maybe this is just wishful thinking, but I can’t help but imagine how different the abortion conversation would be if the women who had had abortions were leading the charge for change. Would groups of women talking about what they went through really draw a battle line between those who felt relief and those who felt regret? Would they avoid talking about the fetus and what happens to it after an abortion? Of course not. In private, women say more — a lot more — about their abortions than they do in public. Without the unique wisdom and insight of people who really know what it’s like, everyone suffers from a lack of understanding and awareness. Other women who may have their own abortions one day, friends and family are left not knowing what to say or how best to provide support to a loved one having an abortion. And without women’s voices and leadership, politicians are left with no alternative but to operate in a vacuum without the knowledge that comes from real life experiences.
Americans’ Views on Mobile Etiquette
It turns out that people think different kinds of public and social settings warrant different sensitivities about civil behavior. For instance, fully 77% of all adults think it is generally OK for people to use their cellphones while walking down the street and 75% believe it is OK for others to use phones on public transit. But only 38% think it is generally OK for others to use cellphones at restaurants and just 5% think it is generally OK to use a cellphone at a meeting.
Gallery: My desperate journey to find asylum in Australia
Too often, the story of asylum is told in the breathless terms of the abstract news story. Another group of immigrants was swept up by the authorities; another boat full of asylum seekers was lost at sea. The statistics are shocking, compelling, but rarely personal. Here, in contrast, is the intimate story of the photographer Barat Ali Batoor (TED Talk: My desperate journey with a human smuggler ), who was compelled to escape the persecution of ethnic Hazaras in Pakistan in 2012. His journey by air, land and sea through Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia took weeks, cost thousands of dollars and nearly ended in disaster countless times. Says Batoor, who is now an advocate for asylum seekers, “I thought that I might die on this journey.”
Surgical device repairs damaged still-beating heart with glue
This type of defect is usually repaired in open-heart surgery, requiring the patient to have their heart stopped while they undergo a heart and lung bypass. Some patients can have the defect repaired through a small incision via a catheter, but the devices that repair the hole are metallic and stay in the body. They can sometimes erode the tissue or interfere with the conduction of electrical signals in the heart.
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The amount of space junk around Earth has hit a 'critical density' — and it could jeopardize our space missions
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has hopes to send 4,000 satellites into low-Earth orbit — where most of the space junk is located — to provide internet worldwide. But there's one small problem: If Musk gets his wish, those satellites would only add to the problem.