Step right up and see the first footage of the elusive vampire squirrel - CNET
Ladies and gentlemen, feast your unbelieving eyes on the first recorded footage of this mysterious rodent! Marvel at its massive, fluffy tail! Hear unbelievable stories about its bloodthirsty nature!
Raspberry Pi transforms upright piano into a retro loop player
It's not exactly 'American Idol, but you and three pals can plink out a song and share it with the world.
This is the Rolls-Royce Dawn, an opulent ragtop with room for four
Pause for a moment; take a deep breath. Close your eyes. Picture this: you made your firm over $12 million today through a series of brilliant, high-stakes trades. All that stress might not be good...
Adblock Plus browser launches on Android and iOS
The new mobile browser strips away advertisements from the web sites you visit, much like the popular desktop plugin.
23 James Bond theme songs that came before Sam Smith's 'Spectre' track
To hold you over until Sam Smith's 'Writing's on the Wall' arrives, here is every title track created for Bond, our beloved licensed troubleshooter.
Stephen Colbert just interviewed Eminem on a public access cable show in Monroe, Michigan
I'm going to be honest with you: I don't know what to say here. I almost didn't believe this video was real, except that it's hosted on an official YouTube account (albeit unlisted and somehow f...
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Bieber's acoustic 'What Do You Mean?' is a big thank you to Beliebers
After Justin Bieber's 'What Do You Mean?' debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100 — making him the youngest male ever to do so — he released this acoustic version.
Apple's September 9 iPhone event start time in your time zone
The event is set to kick off at 10 am Pacific Time. If you are wondering what time the event will start in your time zone then we’ve you covered. Check out the table below to find out when Apple’s September 9 iPhone event will start in your time zone so you can plan your day accordingly.
Clouds ahead: What an IT career will look like five years out
"Like 10 years ago, where we had vertical specialties around things like phone systems, we will now employ vertical experts who are 100 percent dedicated to how to make things work in cloud IT environments such as AWS and Azure," Matthews says. "Specific names of IT positions and what their roles entail will change, but the function will be the same as today -- or even 10 years ago. There will be roles best suited for the general IT knowledge worker, and there will be those that require a specialist's touch. For example, a lab manager's role might morph and be 70 percent focused on managing workloads in a system like AWS, which will provide them with additional tools to take on more tasks across the network."
Former Twitter CFO Mike Gupta on Why He Joined the Startup Docker
Yes, I’ll help with that for sure. For an open-source company it’s a typical challenge, and in the case of Docker, it’s grown ground up from the developer community. But once that technology is integrated within a company, usage proliferates and it grows quickly. So the desire from these organizations to have them bring structure and control and oversight around process and containers, that’s where Docker has an opportunity to continue to add value. We already have Docker Hub Enterprise out there in beta, and half the beta customers are large enterprise users. There are a few things we’re offering and will offer over time to drive revenue. There’s also the SaaS side, the subscription side in place today. The company is just starting to generate revenue.
Drunk man arrested for kicking SoftBank's emotion-reading robot in Japan
A 60-year old man was arrested yesterday at a SoftBank Corp. store in Japan after drunkenly kicking Pepper, causing technical damage to the robot. The Japan Times reports that Pepper was mostly unharmed, though it now moves slower and its internal system may be broken.
Deal Alert: Save 25% on $100 iTunes Gift Card
So if you buy a $100 Gift Card, it’s equivalent to getting $25 worth of apps, games, or music free. It is the best deal that I’ve come across on the iTunes Gift card so far.
Amazon Launches A Food Delivery Service Via Prime Now, Starting In Seattle
At launch, Prime Now is working with dozens of local restaurants on a rev-share basis, including Cactus, Wild Ginger, Skillet, Marination Station, Re:public, Café Yumm, Ten Mercer, Mamnoon and many more. But while there are no larger chains working with the company today, Amazon says that’s still an option. However, the company did indicate that it has a “high bar” for which restaurants it’s choosing to offer through its Prime Now service, which hints that it may be trying to compete on restaurant quality over breadth.
Gas On Demand Is Here To Ruin The American Dream
For immigrants, bodegas, restaurants, and gas stations are often the first rung on the entrepreneurship ladder. That's because they're businesses that don't require a team of investors, an advanced education, or technical skills, like coding, to run them. But this ladder is now being upturned by the merger of "the on-demand" and "gig" economies— euphemisms that really mean the person who otherwise might run a gas station business will now be delivering gas to you, while some kid in Silicon Valley makes the profit.
'Pikmin 4' is not only real, but nearly finished
You may have had to wait the better part of a decade to get a third Pikmin game , but its follow-up won't take nearly so long. Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed to Eurogamer that his company is not only working on Pikmin 4 , but that it's "very close to completion." Surprise! Mind you, that's about all that Miyamoto is willing to divulge at this point. He's not talking about release dates, game mechanics (hint: it probably involves marshaling Pikmin) or even the choice of platform. Will this be one of the first games for the upcoming NX system , a swan song for the Wii U, or something else? Whatever the answer, you'll have to sit tight and hope that Nintendo does justice to its cult favorite game franchise.
Jawbone redesigns Up2, adds automatic sleep tracking to all current models - CNET
One of our favorite things about the Up line of activity tackers is Jawbone's Smart Coach feature. This provides feedback tailored to you based on your activities, patterns and overall health. Jawbone has said that passive heart rate tracking will allow the Smart Coach feature to have a more complete picture of your overall health. It can then provide a more tailored experience to Up3 and Up4 users using their baseline heart rate measurements.
Photos of Brooklyn Before and After the Hipsters
Chatelain moved to the Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint in 2006 and fell in love with all the Polish mom-and-pop shops that lined its streets. She’s a history geek as well as a photographer, and she loved how the past seemed to permeate every building facade and sidewalk crack. “I’m drawn to the idea that other people have been there and have left something visually interesting behind,” she says. “Back in the day, those streets would have been busy with all kinds of maritime and industrial activity, and now so many of the buildings sit empty and the streets are broken up with glass bottles and trash.”
Watch out Amazon, China is launching a Twitch rival called Panda TV
As for Panda TV, it’s not just the Twitch comparison that’s notable, it’s the person (or family) behind it — none other than Wang Sicong, local social media celebrity and son of China’s wealthiest man, Wang Jianlin (reported to be worth $26.5 billion, according to Forbes ).
What Makes Uber Run
Kalanick still seems, to borrow one of his favorite words, "fierce," but there is also something slightly cowed about him these days. Maybe it’s his gray beard, or the way his shoulders slump when he sits, or how his hands seem to shake as he talks. He appears to be making an effort to smile as he meets me in Uber’s main conference room, which is known as the War Room. He’d been hesitant to speak with me—hurt and angry, his friends tell me, by the barrage of negative press that has presented Uber as a malignant force. "I’m okay being seen for who we are, but it’s not clear to me that’s always what people have written," he says, almost meekly. "We’d prefer to just be helping people get from point A to point B, but when the company starts to succeed, in a city, or in a country, or around the world, you start to get brought into more and more of these political debates."
Verizon' Go90 streaming video service starts with phones, sharing
We've seen a similar effort from 120 Sports and while that doesn't appear to have quite caught on yet, maybe Go90's mix will be more appealing, with continually updated shows instead of a regular broadcast schedule. Verizon has content deals with the likes of Dreamworks' AwesomenessTV , Machinima and Vice, to go along with its existing NFL content to go along with "popular shows" from ESPN, Comedy Central and Food Network. An exec described its experience to the NYT as "Hulu meets Twitter meets Netflix," although it will have a lot to prove to match the cachet of any of those services. As far as how this ties into Verizon's other businesses, the idea is that it will push the company's mobile ads, and can also help promote its wireless services.
Microsoft confirms it has acquired cloud security platform Adallom
Adallom’s software is used for monitoring cloud-based services such as Dropbox, Google Apps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Box, and Salesforce. When it establishes a typical usage pattern, it tells admins of any anomalies that could indicate security issues.
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is Coming to PC - IGN
Released in 2012, Dragon's Dogma is an open-world fantasy RPG in which players hunt down a dragon. Its first major expansion Dark Arisen was later bundled in with the original title and had players land on an island to fight new enemies and Death itself.
Nokia's first Android phone reportedly breaks cover
Nokia swears up and down that it's not returning to smartphones , but don't tell that to CNMO . It claims to have leaked images of the C1, Nokia's first-ever Android smartphone and its first phone of any kind since Microsoft bought its original phone business . From all indications, it's a tiny version of the N1 tablet's design -- this is the same minimalist look, just translated to a 5-inch, 1080p display. Accordingly, you'd find budget-class hardware under the hood. The C1 supposedly packs an Atom chip and 2GB of RAM, and its only standout feature so far is its use of Android 6.0 Marshmallow . As it stands, you'll have to wait a while to try this device (if it's indeed real). Nokia's agreement with Microsoft prevents it from competing in the phone space until 2016, so this is more of a sneak peek at the company's future than a preview of an imminent product.
UK and Ireland are asking for help naming storms, and people already have hilarious ideas
The Met Office was leading the charge on Twitter and Facebook, asking people to suggest names for upcoming storms via the #nameourstorms hashtag. The suggested list will be used to pick the names, which will be alphabetical and will alternate between male and female. Around the world, tropical cyclones, including tropical storms, hurricanes and typhoons, are already named .
eBay overhauls its iOS and Android apps with unified design
The company says the update makes the app “more browsable” and gives easier access to sections like ‘top deals’, ‘promotions’ and ‘events’. Previously, it wasn’t a very inspiring app if you weren’t on the hunt for a specific item. It should also now be easier to jump between the ‘Activity’, ‘Shop’ and ‘Sell’ tabs.
'Forza Motorsport 6' gushes with love for cars and car culture
Race day is no less impressive. From the moment cars start lining up on the track to your eventual crossing of the finish line, the fidelity of the racing experience has few parallels in gaming. Slipping into cockpit view is the most immediately impactful thing you can do; from the sound of the purring engine and pattering rain to the high-pitched whine of powerful road warriors screaming by, you feel like you're right in the thick of it.
Here’s How They Made That Epic Cliff Scene in Furious 7
Remember that insane sequence in Furious 7 where Paul Walker’s Brian had to run up the side of a bus and jump onto a sports car to avoid plummeting to his death? Of course you do. Everyone saw that movie. But what you may not know is that the bus and that epic jump are actually real. The guy doing the jumping isn’t Walker—it’s a stunt double—and he is on wires, but everything else about his perfectly timed run really happened. Way to get it in one take, dude! Check out how they made the sequence in the clip above. Furious 7 his DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 15.
Canon's 250-megapixel sensor can read the side of a plane 18km away | ZDNet
With such sensors, increases in pixel counts result in a larger signal volume, which can cause problems such as signal delays and slight discrepancies in timing. But Canon said its CMOS sensor manages a signal readout speed of 1.25 billion pixels per second. This means it can capture "ultra-high-pixel-count" video at a speed of five frames per second.
Wrio Keyboard App Reshapes Keys To Reduce Typos
“In Switzerland, we speak three languages plus English. Also in the US, there are a lot of people that also speak Spanish or Portuguese, and currently it’s simply a pain to switch keyboards. Our goal is to unify at least the main Western languages (English, Spanish/Portuguese, French, German) into one layout, without having any disadvantages for the English-only typers (which is our main target group),” they note. “Chinese would then be the next challenge.”
The Moto 360 and Android Wear are coming to China
Lenovo, Motorola, and Google are bringing Android Wear to China in the form of the Moto 360 smartwatch. The watches will work with any Android device — but they won't work with iPhones. It might not seem like it, but it's actually surprising to see this platform get released in the country. Unlike Android on phones and tablets, Android watches have relied heavily on Google's services — services that are not available in China. And so, Google has decoupled Android Wear from its normal dependence on Google Now and Google Play.
How to convert mobile visitors into customers
Born with smartphones in our hands, nowadays everything we do in our life surrounds these devices. From waking up in the morning and checking our phones (before even brushing our teeth) to navigation, communication and of course shopping.
GoPro starts limited access program for $15,000 Odyssey 16-camera rig for 360-degree 3D videos
The price tag for the Odyssey might seem a bit high considering that 16 GoPro Hero4 Black cameras cost around $8,000. One reason the price is so high, GoPro said, is that you never have to worry about the cameras running out of battery power. “Odyssey can be plugged into the wall,” the company said in the statement.
The L.A. Philharmonic Goes Virtual, With Oculus's Help
Will the L.A. Phil follow up this brief production with even more ambitious VR musical extravaganzas? That's yet to be decided, and turning reality into virtual reality isn't exactly an affordable cakewalk, especially at this early stage of the medium's life. (The orchestra paid for the project with a grant.) But Seidenwurm says that Oculus, though not deeply involved in this effort, is enthusiastic about the whole concept: "They're excited about people using their technology for something a little different—and we're using their powers for good."
Ebay upgrades app for iOS and Android
Ebay released a Beta version of the app, eBay 4.0, for both iOS and Android last month. The company said on Tuesday the feedback from early testers had been "largely positive."
Disney Movies Anywhere Expands to Amazon, Microsoft, Roku and Android TV - Thurrott.com
Walt Disney Studios announced this week that it would expand the availability of its cloud-based video service content to include Amazon and Microsoft this week, and then Roku and Android TV next week. The service has long been available to users of Apple’s iTunes and Apple TV.
Baidu unveils an AI-powered virtual assistant for its mobile search app
While the AI-powered virtual assistant space is still in its infancy, Baidu’s entrance with an offering of its own is frankly, long overdue. Google, Apple, Microsoft, and now Facebook are all making major plays in the space as they predict a huge opportunity for ecommerce transactions, among other things, to flourish.
Business Insider is hiring a news editor
Wikimedia CommonsDo you love typewriters and rotary phones? This is not the job for you. Do you always know what news is trending around the world? Do you want to keep a global audience informed about current events? Are you obsessed with social media?
How and why do people use their Apple Watch? - CNET
Apple designed its first foray into the wearables market as a catch-all device to compete with the growing array of rival devices. The Apple Watch is part smartwatch, part fitness and activity tracker and part companion to the iPhone. The watch is available in three different flavors and at three different price tags -- the entry-level Sport version that starts at $349, the Apple Watch starting at $549 and the Apple Watch Edition that starts at $10,000 and competes with high-end luxury watches. Trying to make the watch function as all things to all people could've easily backfired on Apple. But the Wristly poll results show that in general people are using the Apple Watch for the tasks for which it was intended.
Add 4G LTE Wi-Fi to almost any car with AT&T and ZTE's Mobley hotspot - CNET
The ZTE Mobley will be AT&T's first plug-and-play vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot when it hits dashboards starting September 11. While on the road, the Mobley will provide 4G LTE-speed Internet access to up to five Wi-Fi connected mobile devices, such as tablets, laptops and handheld game consoles.
Android Lollipop is the OS of choice for one in five users
If you own an Android device, find four similarly outfitted friends and line up, shoulder-to-shoulder. Look to your left. Look to your right. Chances are, one of you has Lollipop, the latest Android mobile operating system. Twenty-one percent of Android devices use Lollipop, according to the company's own breakdown . This figure is up significantly from May, when Android reported just nine percent of its devices used the new OS. The largest share of the Android OS pie goes to Kit Kat, with 39 percent, followed by Jelly Bean with 32 percent.
Amazon Offers One Less Reason to Shop Elsewhere: Hot Food Delivery
Barclays said Amazon’s move could also put pressure on others, like GrubHub Inc. “It’s difficult to gauge how aggressively Amazon will expand into this category; Amazon Fresh was launched in beta in 2007 and some eight years later is still offered in only a handful of markets,” said Barclays analyst Christopher Merwin. “The perception of escalating competition in online food delivery – particularly from a deep-pocketed entrant like Amazon – will continue to weigh on GRUB shares.”
The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues
Research continues to point out that young children learn best through meaningful play experiences, yet many preschools are transitioning from play-based learning to becoming more academic in nature. A preschool teacher recently wrote to me: “I have preschoolers and even I feel pressure to push them at this young age. On top of that, teachers have so much pressure to document and justify what they do and why they do it, the relaxed playful environment is compromised. We continue to do the best we can for the kid’s sake, while trying to fit into the ever-growing restraints we must work within.”
My daughter, Malala
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my daughter so strong?” Yousafzai asks. “Because I didn’t clip her wings."
Questions and Answers - Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project - 9/8/2015
Adam and Will endeavor to answer questions from the audience, while Norm is away at DragonCon. Enjoy!
The career advice you probably didn’t get
You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways — for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.
These Photos Will Make You Want To Put Your Phone Down Forever
You've probably noticed something like this in your own life: You're at dinner with someone, there's a lull in the conversation, and suddenly both of you are checking your smartphones. Romero says the devices become an excuse to hide a "lost connection" between people.
Human trafficking is all around you. This is how it works
Behind the everyday bargains we all love — the $10 manicure, the unlimited shrimp buffet — is a hidden world of forced labor to keep those prices at rock bottom. Noy Thrupkaew investigates human trafficking – which flourishes in the US and Europe, as well as developing countries – and shows us the human faces behind the exploited labor that feeds global consumers.
How to help refugees rebuild their world
Today's refugee crisis is the biggest since World War II, and it's growing. When this talk was given, 50 million people had been forcefully displaced from their homes by conflict and war; now, a year later, the number is 60 million. There were 3 million Syrian refugees in 2014; now there are 4 million. Inside this overwhelming crisis are the individual human stories — of care, growth and family, in the face of lost education, lost home, lost future. Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency tells the refugees' stories — and asks us to help them rebuild their world.
Connected, but alone?
As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.
7 Ways to Use Video to Drive Traffic and Conversions
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11 Things You Need To Stop Doing With Your iPhone
When your iPhone has WiFi and Bluetooth enabled and isn't using one or both, it's just wasting energy. As you wander around in your daily life, you're not likely to need or want WiFi or Bluetooth all the time. Better to leave both off and just turn them on when you need them.
Questioning the universe
In keeping with the theme of TED2008, professor Stephen Hawking asks some Big Questions about our universe — How did the universe begin? How did life begin? Are we alone? — and discusses how we might go about answering them.
Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity, Visualized
One important caveat is that there is an enormous degree of subjectivity in assessing a literary — or any creative — career, but since all information visualization is an exercise in subjective editorial judgment rather than a record of Objective Truth, we settled on a set of quantifiable criteria to measure “productivity”: number of published works and major awards received. Given that both the duration and the era of an author’s life affect literary output — longer lives offer more time to write, and some authors lived before the major awards were established — those variables were also indicated for context.
Too Many People Are Dying Over Risky Selfies: Report
SYDNEY, Sept 3 (Reuters) - The rise of selfie photography in some of the world's most beautiful, and dangerous, places is sparking a range of interventions aimed at combating risk-taking that has resulted in a string of gruesome deaths worldwide.
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You can now buy Star Wars' adorable BB-8 droid and let it patrol your home
As with past Sphero products, your smartphone is essential to interacting with BB-8: all interfacing (and indeed all of the sound effects) happens via an iOS or Android device. BB-8 can be imprecise — I dare say "moody" — in how it responds to manual driving. That’s especially true when you first get it moving; there seems to be a preprogrammed maneuver where it goes backwards for a few seconds too long, as if it’s "winding up" to move (and to be fair, this thing's top speed is pretty damn fast). Once it’s in motion, however, steering becomes fairly intuitive. BB-8 also has several patterns you can trigger, such as a figure eight, but more importantly, it can be prompted to convey several "emotions" like nodding yes, shaking its head no, and something that’s either joy or panic, I’m still not sure which. You can reportedly use voice commands to drive it as well, although we couldn’t get it to work in the early build of the app we used.