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The best Apple Keynotes to watch before Wednesday’s iPhone 7 Keynote

A few times a year we are treated to unique events that are as much product introductions as fanboy entertainment events. We are talking about Apple Keynotes of course. In a few more days we will be able to enjoy another one of these, and for those of you who want to get in the mood …

Russian YouTuber imprisoned for playing 'Pokémon Go' in a church

Authorities have charged Ruslan Sokolovsky with inciting hatred and offending religious sensibilities.

Snapchat joins Bluetooth SIG, sparking hardware rumors

The social media company has joined other tech heavyweights including Samsung, Apple, and Microsoft as a member of the B

The European Space Agency has finally found the Philae comet lander…stuck in a crack

Almost two years after the Philae comet lander made the historic touchdown on a comet, the European Space Agency has now

The best Apple Keynotes to watch before Wednesday’s iPhone 7 Keynote

A few times a year we are treated to unique events that are as much product introductions as fanboy entertainment events. We are talking about Apple Keynotes of course. In a few more days we will be able to enjoy another one of these, and for those of you who want to get in the mood …

'Duke Nukem 3D' re-release adds new levels from the original team

Game like it's 1996 with 'Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary.'

This hilarious Twitter account is bringing the dancing pumpkin back from the dead

Halloween is not exactly around the corner yet, but that doesn't mean it's not the perfect time for an old but familiar pumpkin to be resurrected.

Chill cat sitting inside a watermelon marks the official end of summer

This is your moment of zen.

For first time, carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon

For decades, scientists have tried to harness the unique properties of carbon nanotubes to create high-performance electronics that are faster or consume less power. Now, for the first time, University of Wisconsin–Madison materials engineers have created carbon nanotube transistors that outperform state-of-the-art silicon transistors.

Duke Nukem 3D gets new levels and multiplayer mode

Gearbox Software revealed that it's re-releasing the genre-defining first-person-shooter Duke Nukem 3D with new goodies, while staying true to the original.

'Fallout 4' immortalizes a player's late brother

A 'Nuka World' DLC character pays tribute to a good man who passed away too soon.

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Legendary Apple Engineer Gets Rejected For Genius Bar Job

A little restless after retiring in 2008, at 54, he figured he’d be a great fit for a position at an Apple store Genius Bar, despite being twice as old as anyone else at the group interview. “On the way out, all three of the interviewers singled me out and said, ‘We’ll be in touch,’ ” he said. “I never heard back.”

Softbank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM Holdings

Softbank has said it will continue to operate ARM as a separate, independent company while doubling its headcount in the coming years to between 5,000 and 6,000 people. Based in Cambridge, U.K., ARM has become the popular choice for processors that run smartphones.

The best of the rest at IFA 2016

Edgar began hitting newsrooms at a young age, when his dad worked at a newspaper back in the 90s. Growing up, he had two passions: technology and football (soccer). If he wasn't on the pitch scoring hat-tricks, he could be found near his SNES or around the house taking things apart. Edgar's also deeply in love with tacos, sneakers and FIFA, in no particular order . He lives in New York City with his better half.

Rosetta probe belatedly finds the Philae comet lander

It's a bittersweet discovery when the agency can't change history. Philae won't come back to life, and even photos won't be available for much longer. The ESA is still happy, though. This gives it the "proper context" it was missing for Philae's fate, and lets the team shift its attention to photographing Rosetta's eventual crash site. Think of this as a form of closure. Researchers may never get Philae back, but they won't be left wondering what happened to their pride and joy.

Hackers ejaculate 800,000 Brazzers accounts onto the dark web

Another week, another massive data leak. This time around, it’s 800,000 accounts from iconic porn site Brazzers. Although the data originated from their forum, users who have never signed up may be caught up in the breach.

Apple rolls out its new, personalized playlists to Apple Music subscribers on iOS, macOS betas

Despite the issues with the earlier layout, Apple Music has presented a formidable challenge to Spotify, just by its nature of being built into Apple’s OS. The company revealed in June it has already reached 15 million paid subscribers. Spotify is still ahead with 30 million paying customers, and 100 million listeners, however. But a revamped Apple Music which comes with better music discovery features could pose a threat.

Philae found!

Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta’s high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into a dark crack on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Netflix orders a series from 'Mythbusters' veterans

Still missing Mythbusters ? It's not about to come back any time soon, but you might get the next best thing. Netflix (which has a habit of resurrecting fan favorite shows ) has greenlit White Rabbit Project , a series from Mythbusters Build Team veterans Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci. The premise is right up their alley. They'll investigate strange topics (such as exotic World War II weapons or seemingly impossible jailbreaks) and use science to determine the truth. You won't have to wait long to see how well the concept works, either -- Netflix premieres White Rabbit Project on December 9th, so you won't have to put up with the year-long waits that come with other streaming releases.

The world's first VR ballet experience is absolutely stunning

VR is quickly taking over video games, movies and all other media around us. The next frontier? Ballet.

Watch This Crab Enjoy Human Food With Elegant Sophistication

Before I happened upon this video , I would’ve assumed that a crab would devour its meal haphazardly, primitively. Apologies for misjudging. Turns out crustaceans, much like stars, are just like us! Or at least they enjoy their food with the endearing precociousness of a human toddler.

Kickass new patents: Google's self-driving cars can detect police vehicles

Therefore, the inventors at Disney have followed a ground-up approach of building robots from the scratch based on kinematics of the cartoon character. Animation files describing the motion characteristics of a character are automatically analyzed to determine a skeleton that can mimic the movements in reality without being unstable. Based on this skeleton, legs and/or arms of the robots are constructed using 3D printing and suitable actuators are attached at movable joints. Further, the processors that control the actuators are programmed to cause motions at the joints that is a close approximation of the animated character’s motion, while preserving physical stability. As a result, not only would such a robot look like the cartoon character but it would also possess its motion style, without tripping over itself.

Alcatel's standalone VR headset is a tough sell

It's unclear how much the Vision will actually be but we hear that it'll likely cost around $500 or $600. Seeing as you can get a Gear VR and a compatible smartphone for around that price, we're not sure if the Vision offers a compelling alternative, especially since the Samsung option appears to have a far wider content library. Plus, we've yet to see what Google has to offer in terms of Daydream-compatible handsets. Still, if you fancy a VR headset without the constraints of a phone or a PC, the Vision might be a good one to try out. It'll be available in China before the end of the year while the US should see it in early 2017.

This bizarre livestream has 1000s of viewers and nobody knows why

The video is joined by a live chat box where viewers are left confused about how they ended up there. It’s currently going crazy with people discussing the events and trying out commands like ‘/cam 3’, even though they don’t actually do anything.

The iPhone 7 might let you take it for a shower without breaking

It’s worth emphasizing that like most of what we “know” about the iPhone 7, this is just a rumor, albeit one that comes from an incredibly reliable source – namely, noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities.

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Samsung looking to find a way around the self-driving car traffic jam  #IoT #Tech #Samsung

38 Hacks to Maximize Labor Day If You’re Spending It Alone

If anything reminds the plan-less of how fundamentally alone they are in the world, it’s the long weekends of our country’s lesser holidays. Labor Day can be the most melancholic of them all; not only do you get an extra day off to be alone with yourself, but it signifies the transition from summer to fall, a nasty reminder that everything eventually dies. Personally, if I’m not working over a long holiday weekend, I usually find myself hungover in bed, feeling too overwhelmed by all the things I could theoretically achieve on this special day off to even text that acquaintance to see if it’s “cool” if you hit up their friend’s barbecue. (No worries if it’s not, just checking!)

Apple ramps up production of the iPhone 7 following recall of Samsung's exploding phones

With that being said, it’s a well-known fact that full number iPhone releases create more excitement than their s-branded successors. It’s something that Apple experiences year-on-year. And so, on paper, it makes sense for the company to increase its inventory to fulfill the wrath of orders it’s expected to receive from iPhone owners looking to upgrade.

Smartphone Apps Now Take Up Half Of All Online Attention

The shift shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s been paying attention, or even goes outside occasionally. People are looking at their phones more than ever before, and most of that time is spent inside apps. Mobile browsers keep getting better, but can’t match dedicated apps in terms of performance or ease of use. And tablets and laptops can’t match mobile apps for sheer convenience.

Durex is selling an eggplant-flavored condom because it's easier to talk about sex in emoji

This stunt was part of their effort to introduce a condom emoji, which Durex (quite patronizingly) thinks will make it easier for young people to talk about safe sex. Because obviously  people under the age of 18 are only able discuss complicated issues with little cartoon characters.

Botched satellite launch might cost Elon Musk's SpaceX $50m

Following a failed satellite launch last week, Elon Musk’s firm SpaceX might end up having to pay its client $50 million to cover damages or offer it a free flight beyond the stratosphere.

The best movies and TV shows coming to Amazon, iTunes, Hulu, and more in September

Over at iTunes you can pre-order hits like "Captain America: Civil War" and "The Conjuring 2," while at Amazon Woody Allen's first-ever TV show, "Crisis in Six Scenes," premieres on September 16.

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ICYMI! Why Apple's 'boring' iPhone 7 is good news for millions of upgraders … via @computerworld

6 things we know are going to happen in 'Stranger Things' season 2

“We obviously have this gate to another dimension, which is still very much open in the town of Hawkins," Ross Duffer told EW. "And a lot of questions there in terms of, if the Monster is dead, was it a singular monster? What else could be out there? We really don’t go in there much until they go in to find Will at the end. So we’ve opened up this doorway, and to us it’s exciting to talk about, like, what else is behind there? There’s a lot more mystery there to be solved.”


Google should absolutely not "choose to cut them a break". This is one of the biggest problems of the takedown system: the big boys get their own special set of rules and are insulated from the fallout of the horrible systems they put into use, while everyone else has to deal with the massive collateral damage of these out-of-control takedown bots. The only way it will stop is if Google stops shielding these companies from their own stupid decisions.

What's Your Favorite Game From PAX West? - IGN

Of course, those are just 3 of the games featured at this year's event. There's Final Fantasy 15, Telltale's The Walking Dead, new info on Gears of War 4, and indies like Jotun on Wii U. We want you to tell us what your favorite game or moment from PAX West has been.


Freddie Mercury, frontman of Queen and transcendent being of pure performative joy and vitality, would have been 70 years old this Monday, September 5. To celebrate the occasion and honor Mercury's enormous impact on pop culture, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has officially changed the name of Asteroid 17473, located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, to "Freddiemercury." It's a fitting tribute to the man who exuberantly sang that he was "a shooting star leaping through the sky" in the heart-thumping rock rager "Don't Stop Me Now." Queen's lead guitarist Brian May, who also happens to be an astrophysicist with a namesake asteroid of his own, announced the news to the band's fans via YouTube on Sunday. Mercury's asteroid is about three and a half kilometers across, and has an albedo of about 0.3, which means it reflects only about 30 percent of the Sun's light. "It's a dark object, like a cinder in space, as many of these asteroids are," May said. "It's just a dot of light, but it's a very special dot of light."

Pizza Hut's new 'Blockbuster Box' box is the perfect movie night companion

According to The Verge , each ‘Blockbuster Box’ even comes with a separate movie download via QR code. The four different boxes each have a code for a free movie, with can’t-miss titles such as: ‘Slice Night’ (horror), ‘Anchovy Armageddon’ (sci-fi), ‘Hot & Ready’ (romance) and ‘Fully Loaded’ (action).

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Xerox copies fading as firm pursues new retail beacon tech  #IoT #News

29 The Official Microsoft ASP.NET Site

ASP.NET is an open source web framework for building modern web applications and services. With ASP.NET you can quickly create web sites based on HTML, CSS and JavaScript, scale them to millions of users and easily add more complex capabilities like Web APIs, forms over data or real time communications.

Michael Kors’ giant Access smartwatches are here for your fashion needs

The big pitch for the Access watches, which otherwise share the same functionality as many other Android Wear watches, are their customizable watch faces. The various faces are designed to mimic the analog designs on other Michael Kors watches, and can be customized with a variety of colors right on the watch itself. It’s even possible to have the watch switch to a different face at a set time of day, so you can easily match your day and night outfits. The company says there are hundreds of possible combinations between the display face, color, and sub dials.

9 Instagram Tips and Tools for Marketers : Social Media Examiner

Sharing generic content that doesn’t connect to your brand is a missed opportunity on Instagram. Many marketers opt for generic content because their product or service isn’t inherently visual. How many photos can you really share of your team sitting around a conference table? Not many.

New Discovery: Revamped Land Rover SUV coming to 2016 Paris Motor Show

The Land Rover Discovery ( sold as the LR4 in the U.S. ) is next in line for a full redesign. A new Discovery will debut September 28 at an event ahead of the 2016 Paris Motor Show with what is expected to be a significantly different design from the current model. The new Discovery will test Land Rover’s ability to expand its appeal, while still keeping traditionalists happy.

6 Tips to Rev Up Your Fitbit Tracking

Our first Fitbit tip is the most important: the device is not going to magically get you to your goal weight in 10,000 steps. I don't say that flippantly, but rather as someone who has tried and failed at that sort of method, and then learned that keeping track of calories and staying on top of activity are the keys to weight loss.

Victim Without Phone Claims She Was Shot Playing Pokémon Go

Ask anyone who gets their news from local TV: Pokémon Go is dangerous. You can’t let your kids play that game, because they might get hurt. It’s like stranger-danger, but with adorable creatures to catch.

Daimler will fight Tesla with 'at least' six electric cars

It looks like Daimler's plans to fight Tesla are even more ambitious than first thought. Reuters sources understand that the German automaker is working on "at least" six electric cars, and might introduce as many as nine. The exact roster isn't public, but Daimler's central Mercedes-Benz brand had previously talked about making two sedans and two SUVs. Automobilwoche tipsters claim that the focus will be on crossovers and SUVs, although there would also be compact cars and sedans.

Apple offers discounted annual Apple Music subscription through $99 gift card

Apple is now selling 12-month Apple Music gift cards for $99 in the U.S., allowing people willing to commit for that span to save a significant amount on their subscription.

7 ways Apple's iPhone 7 needs to play catchup to Android

Better camera quality : Apple's iPhone cameras are consistently top-notch, but that doesn't mean they're the absolute best in every scenario. More and more Android phone makers employ hardware and software to increase manual control, add effects as well as filters and dominate low-light photography. Samsung's 2016 Galaxy phones are as good or better than the iPhone 6S/6S Plus, by most accounts . Apple needs to bring it.

Global Warming Is a Major Threat to Our Overlords, the Lizards

A new study suggests global warming is an even bigger threat to Earth’s most divine creature than we previously thought. A 2010 study conducted at the University of Santa Cruz predicted 40% of our precious lizard population will be dead by 2080, meaning about 20% of all lizard species will go extinct. Lizards are disproportionately affected by global warming because they’re cold-blooded, which means they regulate their body temperature using their external environment.

Apple, Google and Amazon show support of Microsoft in DOJ fight

Amazon , Apple , Google and Mozilla have all filed an amicus brief to support Microsoft in its battle against the US government over the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The document, also known as a friend-of-the-court brief is designed to act as a legal show of support in Microsoft’s ongoing battle against government officials over wording in the ECPA that lets officials determine when (or if) companies should notify customers of government information requests.

Google Maps now has a 'Catching Pokémon' feature in Timeline

To access the feature, open the menu in Maps and head to ‘Your timeline’. If you haven’t used Timeline until now, you’ll have to activate it before you can start tagging your Pokémon Go adventures.

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Bragi's The Headphone isn't your typical wireless headphone

The company is back with a second headphone that it simply calls The Headphone. It, too, is completely wireless and consists of two wireless earbuds and a charging case. It's much more affordable than The Dash, carrying a list price of $149 (converting roughly to £110 in the UK and AU$195 in Australia), but will be available for $119 until November 1 in a preorder sale. That preorder price is roughly £90 and AU$155.

AMD launches 7th-generation A-Series processors for desktops

“We are excited for the first consumer release of the AMD AM4 socket and the first integration of our 7th Generation AMD A-Series processors into desktop devices,” said Kevin Lensing, corporate vice president and general manager of Computing and Graphics at AMD. “At AMD, we are continually working to drive innovation that our customers want, including superior energy efficiency and the best streaming and graphics capabilities available.”

Four reasons you really shouldn’t miss Disrupt SF, kicking off one week from today

Disrupt SF starts a week from today. There’s still time to get on board, and here are a few reasons why you might be sad if you don’t. You can still get a ticket here .

11 millennial money-saving ideas so teeny-tiny they might actually work

11 millennial money-saving ideas so teeny-tiny they might actually work

Apple reportedly boosts 'iPhone 7' parts orders ahead of launch

Apple recently increased parts orders for the "iPhone 7" — expected to be announced on Wednesday — in what may be a sign that it doesn't think iPhone sales will decline as harshly year-over-year as originally forecast, a report claimed on Monday. Orders from suppliers were raised 10 percent , Taiwanese supply chain sources told DigiTimes . Apple allegedly predicted that iPhone shipments in the second half of 2016 would only be 60 percent of those a year ago, which averaged roughly 30 million units per month. Even with a temporary improvement, parts orders are likely to diminish over the December quarter. While Apple needs a large quantity of components to meet launch and holiday demand for iPhones, sales inevitably shrink in the beginning of the following year, even if a product is a runaway success. The "iPhone 7" is mostly expected to be an interim update, with features like a faster processor, better camera technology, better waterproofing, a pressure-sensitive home button with haptic feedback, and more storage space — 32 gigabytes on the bottom end, 256 gigabytes at the top.

Sony's Games Guru Races Zuckerberg for Lead in Virtual Reality

Heart-thumping action is Yoshida’s specialty, but he’s eager to talk about the potential beyond first-person shooters and simulated racing. The headsets could be used for virtual education, where students unable to physically attend can see their teacher and classmates as if they were in the same room. They may be rolled out in the music industry to let fans on stage with U2 or AKB48. By the time the Olympics come to Tokyo in four years, they could offer a glimpse off the 10-meter diving board or the goalkeeper’s perspective during the soccer finals. “By 2020, everyone will already be using VR in some way or another,” said Yoshida.

A tech-lover's guide to fitness: Why you need to go wireless

These won’t be paid reviews – I purchase these products myself and use them for at least a month to bring you a real-world perspective. Because the only thing worse than feeling bad about not working out is buying some shitty product or app that doesn’t actually work.

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[NEW POST] Want to be a farmer? Motorleaf knows there's an app for that.  #Tech #News #IoT

John McAfee sues Intel for the right to use his own name

In a complaint to the New York District Court, MGT and McAfee argue that "at no point in the Agreement did McAfee assign the rights to his personal name [...] or agree to restrict his right to do business using his own name" and that the agreement with Intel "did not contain any non-compete provisions of any kind."

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68 Bragi's new wireless headphones are cheaper, but not as smart
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77 Russian Blogger Charged With 'Inciting Hatred' After Playing Pokémon Go in Church
78 European VC firm Northzone closes fresh $335 million fund
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81 President Obama wants to prevent a cyber weapon 'arms race'
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