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Paramount Is Being Sued for Not Having Enough Product Placement in Transformers 4
Congratulations to Paramount, which is finally in court on a $27 million lawsuit for failing to actually place a product from a product placement deal. Yeah. On one side is Paramount, the studio behind the Transformers franchise, and on the other side is a Chinese business who paid them to put even more logos in the movie. Can neither side win?
Users average 50 minutes per day on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram
Facebook’s “family of apps” strategy is a wild success. While some might have expected it to roll Instagram into Facebook and leave chat in its main app, keeping Instagram independent and splitting off Messenger into a companion app has helped it solidify itself as more than just a ubiquitous utility, but as a downright addiction.
Microsoft Windows 10 Update Interrupts Weather Funny Fail
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It’s OK Not to Use a Smartphone
For day to day use the main reason the
flip phone is better is battery life. If you don't turn it on, it lasts forever
- I can go down in the basement and get phones I've used in India years
ago and they still turn on. While traveling across US airports, I can leave a flip phone 'on' all day for emergency calls or airline updates
without having to charge it at the
end of the day. Try leaving a smart phone on in your pocket all day -
you'll have to charge it wherever you end up at the end of the day. For US travel, I'll carry a smart phone to slip my sim in if I need to
use map navigation, but I find the flip phone much easier for day to day use: I turn it on and keep it in my pocket and don't have to charge it for days at a time.
We Finally Know What Happened to Japan's Lost Black Hole Satellite
After a full month spinning out of control in space, Japan’s Space Agency has finally figured out how it lost control of Hitomi, a very expensive satellite that was hunting for black holes. This also means the agency will never get it back.
Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in Tomb Raider reboot
Ex Machina star Alicia Vikander has just been cast to star in the next Tomb Raider . The Hollywood Reporter reports that Vikander will play a young Lara Croft setting off for her first adventure in the upcoming Warner Bros. film. Norwegian director Roar Uthaug ( The Wave ) is attached to direct.
Twitter cofounder Biz Stone launched a startup, then pivoted it, and now he's launching the original idea all over again
Jelly uses a routing algorithm to determine who to ping to answer your question. For example, say you ask a question about a Jeep. The question will go to people who Jelly thinks know about Jeeps, based on previous content they've read or interacted with on the app. If no one in Jelly's network knows much about Jeeps, it will move on to people who know about trucks and cars. And if no one knows about trucks and cars, it will move on to people who know about adventuring and mechanics. And so on, until someone writes an intelligent answer.
Amazon crushes earnings, stock goes crazy
Shipping cost grew to $3.3 billion, up 42% from the same quarter of last year. That's the highest year-over-year growth rate it's seen in over a year. Amazon's rising shipping cost has been a concern for investors, and the company has been rumored to be building its own logistics network to handle delivery on its own.
Facebook Revenue Soars on Ad Growth
The social network on Wednesday said advertising revenue jumped 57% in the first quarter to $5.2 billion from $3.3 billion. Mobile ads, which command a higher price than those shown on desktops, accounted for roughly four-fifths of that revenue.
Amazon Web Services grabs $2.5 billion in revenue in Q1 2016, up 63% over last year
Amazon today released its earnings statement for the first quarter of the year, and things are looking up, as usual, for its Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud division. AWS fetched $2.56 billion in revenue for the quarter.
Amazon’s Web Services are shining in its latest earnings beat
The big one here, in particular, is Amazon Web Services. AWS has become a go-to for most businesses, so it’s not surprising that it’s seeing that segment continue to grow steadily. The company is posting huge year-over-year growth here, meaning that demand is still increasing, despite increasing competition from companies like Google. More and more, it looks like AWS is going to be a huge second line of business for the company, especially if it continues to grow at this rate. For the trailing twelve months, it’s about a $9 billion business.
How to Hide Your IP Address
There are many reasons you might want to hide your IP address. Fortunately there are also many techniques, apps, and services that can help you do it. While of them may seem arcane and scary, they're quickly becoming simpler, more accessible, and more powerful, as you'll see if you explore the links in this story. And if you're curious about more reasons, and means, for staying hidden online, be sure to keep up with all the latest security stories at PCMag's Security Watch .
Twitter founder Biz Stone launches Jelly (again) as a search engine
To be fair, the latest iteration of Jelly (which is also on the web in addition to iOS ) looks a lot different than the original. It ditches the card interface of Jelly 1.0 for a sleek design that looks a bit more like a traditional search engine. It also doesn't require an account to browse topics or ask and answer question — a hurdle that may have stymied the original Jelly's growth.
Facebook: 60 percent of government requests come with gag order
Facebook also noted in its report that data requests have gone up 13 percent in the second half of 2015, and that the number of posts that have been censored due to local laws have also increased. Part of the reason for the latter is almost entirely due to a photo related to the Paris attacks. The image is said to have violated French laws protecting human dignity, and therefore access to it was restricted, but only in France due to a request from the French government.
Fuzzy details pulled from “enhanced” photo to bust child predator
The CNN video hints at other computer programs used in the HSI's investigations, including a photo-matrix display that shows a circular arrangement of photo thumbnails—possibly to triangulate common elements in faces and other details—and an audio spectral analysis program, likely used to compare voices in various cases and isolate possible audio clues. However, the CNN report was wholly lacking in names of programs or software vendors involved in such cases—and it even named the major PhotoDNA initiative without giving credit to its creators at Microsoft .
Google is talking about selling self-driving car tech to Fiat-Chrysler
Fiat Chrysler has been talking with many players outside the car sector about possible collaborations, as car technology has become a prime area of interest for Silicon Valley companies including Alphabet's Google, which has built a prototype self-driving car.
Google is building a new hardware division under former Motorola chief Rick Osterloh
Glass : The homeless Glass gets a home! Project Aura, the new team that is building the next version of the wearable headgear, among other stuff, is moving under Osterloh. Tony Fadell, Nest’s CEO, who ran Glass since it moved out of Google X last year, is staying on as an “adviser” to the team, Re/code has learned. Fadell remains the CEO of Nest, the hardware maker that is a separate Alphabet company.
Amazon stock soars more than 11% on Q1 revenue of $29.1 billion and record profit
It’s that time of year again when investors wonder: “How’s Amazon doing?” and then Amazon tells them.
Google has appointed its first hardware czar
Rick Osterloh, the former president of Motorola, will lead a new division that combines all of the company's disparate hardware efforts, including its video streaming device, Chromecast, its Nexus phone division, and the beleagured Google Glass, Re/code's Mark Bergen reports .
LinkedIn membership rises 19% to 433 million, increases revenue 35% to $861 million
LinkedIn has reported its Q1 2016 earnings with $861 million in revenue and an earnings per share of $0.74. Its user numbers also grew 19 percent to 433 million, something the company called its “strongest net-add quarter since the beginning of 2014.”
Meet The New Mavericks: An Inside Look At America's Drone Training Program
The U.S. military has been testing remotely piloted aerial devices since 1918, when the Army developed the Kettering bug , a biplane equipped with a gyroscope. The Kettering, which was never used in combat, was designed to haul 180 pounds of explosives and dive-bomb close-range targets. Decades passed before the Air Force activated its first RPA squadron in 1995, for intelligence missions in Kosovo. By 2005, RPAs were logging 40,000 flight hours per year. Last year those total flight hours hit over 368,000, according to the Pentagon, with some of the Air Force’s active-duty RPA pilots flying upwards of 900 hours—meanwhile, fighter pilots in manned aircraft typically max out at 300 hours per year. That extra RPA effort has kept the Air Force’s five dozen Predators and Reapers in the sky almost continuously, but at great cost to retention and morale. RPAs can stay aloft for days at a time; when they land, refueling, rearming, and routine maintenance take less than an hour to complete. In short, the machines are reliable but the humans are breaking down—and this has helped fuel the program's difficulty retaining team members .
Google's OnHub is the first Wi-Fi router to support IFTTT
Google's "smart" OnHub wireless router now supports IFTTT, the web service that automates actions between apps. IFTTT can be triggered when devices connect and disconnect from OnHub — and, in the spirit of IFTTT, what you do based on that information is up to you. OnHub's smart features let users manage and prioritize Wi-Fi to connected devices through an app, and they can now connect to the 300-plus programs and apps supported by IFTTT. OnHub makes a few suggestions in a blog post , which gives a good idea of the sorts of things this new feature will allow. Here are some examples:
Gaming Platform Steam Now Accepting Bitcoin - CoinDesk
Confirming a long-rumored move, gaming and digital media platform Steam is now accepting bitcoin payments through processing service BitPay.
Twitter aims to boost its visibility by switching from ‘Social Networking’ to ‘News’ on the App Store
Following yet another quarter of sluggish user growth , Twitter has changed how its flagship mobile application is categorized on Apple’s iTunes App Store. Instead of competing against Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Pinterest, and others in the crowded “Social networking” category, where Twitter had previously ranked in the top 10, the company has moved its app to the “News” category, where it’s now #1.
Dead Apple employee identified as 25-year-old software engineer, report says
An Apple employee found dead at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on Wednesday has reportedly been identified as a 25-year-old software engineer.
Google Play now labels Android apps and games containing ads
Google Play’s Android apps and games containing any type of ad have begun receiving prominent labels within their listings. The label is placed directly below the Install button, accompanied by the existing in-app purchases label when pertinent.
Facebook's latest report shows government requests for user data only continue to rise
Facebook's stance on transparency and user security go hand-in-hand. The company says that it "scrutinizes each request for user data... for legal sufficiency" and supports privacy initiatives like the United States' Email Privacy Act, which would require search warrants before law enforcement can ask tech companies to hand over someone's emails.
FBI paid under $1 million to unlock San Bernardino iPhone: sources
WASHINGTON The FBI paid under $1 million for the technique used to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters - a figure smaller than the $1.3 million the agency's chief initially indicated the hack cost, several U.S. government sources said on Thursday.
Uber: You Can Tip Your Driver But You Really Shouldn't
After settling two big lawsuits where drivers claimed Uber did not allow them to accept tips, Uber agreed to not get in the way of the practice any more. There was even speculation that Uber might start encouraging the act. Today, the on-demand ride app has answered that speculation with an unequivocal middle finger to its drivers: “Tips are not included nor are they expected on Uber.”
Adam Savage Builds an IRON GIANT Bolt in One Day | Nerdist
Master maker Adam Savage isn’t taking a long vacation after 14 years of MythBusters , as you might expect. Instead, he’s going full-steam ahead with Tested.com and a number of builds that he completes in just one day. They range from Hellboy’s famous sword to a detailed Cylon from Battlestar Galactica to a gorgeous LEGO automata of Sisyphus forever rolling a boulder up a hill. The one day builds, usually condensed to just over 10 minutes, are not only fun to watch, they highlight why Adam Savage is a great host adept at creating just about anything.
A Single $249 Test Analyzes 30 Cancer Genes. But Do You Need It?
When I asked Laraki how his company selected genes for the panel, he said, “We work very closely with researchers who specialized in each of these major cancers”—indeed, BRCA1 pioneer Mary-Claire King is an advisor to Color—”to select genes where a) the science is very well established and b) the impact of the mutations in the genes is significant.” But the devil is in the details. Genes are thousands of letters of DNA long, and a mutation in one letter can have no effect while a mutation in another can render the gene useless. Even with the most well-studied genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2, tests can turn up what geneticists call “variants of unknown significance.” Color, to its credit, requires customers to get their test results through a doctor or genetic counselor, who can explain the results—but you can only explain so much about a variant nobody knows anything about.
Pandora up 6% on strong earnings but Rdio and Ticketfly buys don’t pay much yet
Pandora can’t stay put. The Internet radio business is becoming standard in streaming apps. But if it can use its loyal listener base to sell concert tickets and on-demand access, it could remain a major force in music to our ears. The problem is that it should have seen this all coming. We sounded the alarm back in 2011 when Spotify announced a radio feature. But Pandora is still struggling to get in tune.
Germany is home to ultra fast growing young startups, here are 5 companies to prove it
Although the idea is as old as Rome, and there is nothing new to the business model, the market opportunity here is huge and FinanceFox seems to be in good shape to lead the way in insurance to a more customer centric and mobile approach where convenience and user experience play an increasingly large role. Another TECH5 company we can expect to return to the list in 2017.
Comcast Is Buying DreamWorks to Challenge Disney Head On
After a stretch of speculation, Comcast on Thursday made official its $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation. It’s a clear play to take Disney head-on, but more than that, it’s a reminder that family content is one of the last sure bets a content company can place.
Billionaire Icahn Exits Apple Stake After Three Years
Billionaire Carl Icahn, who first disclosed his stake in Apple Inc. almost three years ago, has sold out of his position because of concerns about the company’s relationship with China, the activist said Thursday.
iMovie for Mac Updated to Make Project Creation Faster and More
The new software includes several tweaks that are inclined to hopefully make it even easier to start a project. That includes being able to kick a project off with just a single click. On top of that, there’s a new “New Project” button that has been added to the browser within the Projects category.
U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.
Apple Music for Android Now Supports Music Videos
Apple Music has been updated to version 0.9.8. With it, Apple is adding support for music videos, something that iOS users have had for quite some time. For Android users, you’ll find new music videos that are both new and popular in the “New” section. And if you want to watch a specific music video, you can search for it as well.
Man Found Dead at Apple Headquarters Identified as 25-Year-Old Employee
Apple released this statement yesterday: “We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of a young and talented coworker. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends, including the many people he worked with here at Apple. We are working to support them however we can in this difficult time.”
Microsoft limits the Cortana search box in Windows 10 to Bing and Edge only
“Unfortunately, as Windows 10 has grown in adoption and usage, we have seen some software programs circumvent the design of Windows 10 and redirect you to search providers that were not designed to work with Cortana,” Ryan Gavin, Microsoft’s general manager of search and Cortana, said in a statement. “The result is a compromised experience that is less reliable and predictable. The continuity of these types of task completion scenarios is disrupted if Cortana can’t depend on Bing as the search provider and Microsoft Edge as the browser. The only way we can confidently deliver this personalized, end-to-end search experience is through the integration of Cortana, Microsoft Edge and Bing – all designed to do more for you.”
Hey, Game of Thrones, WTF Is Up With Dorne?
On a surface level, Ellaria Sand and the daughters of the late Oberyn Martell assassinated Prince Doran, tired of waiting for him to get around to taking revenge on the Lannisters for the many, many Martells killed at their commands. It’s almost as if the Sand Snakes had watched season five themselves, and got bored waiting for something interesting to happen in Dorne. Certainly now that Doran is dead, things are about to move a lot faster.
The Mad Dash to Get Injured Superathletes Like Steph Curry Back on the Court
After diagnosis, they’ll try to decrease swelling with ice, compression, and anti-inflammatory drugs, and protect the injured area with tape and braces. That might be enough to get the player back on the court if the pain is manageable. But, like in the case of Curry, the physician might call for testing to see if more treatment is necessary. MRIs can estimate the water content in different tissues to create a 3-D image of the body part. For a knee, it provides a picture of a ligament sprain, soft tissue bruise, or cartilage damage.
Edward Snowden’s Latest Leak: His Terrible Music Video
Think back on the last two weeks of your life. Have you felt like part of your soul was missing? Have you noticed an eery silence ringing in your ears? Did you wake up in a cold sweat at 3:28 am last night and scream, “GODDAMMIT EDWARD, YOU GAVE US A SINGLE , BUT WHERE IS THE MUSIC VIDEO?”
Somebody just put Yahoo up for sale on Craigslist
Some joker published a Craigslist ad putting Yahoo up for sale. It's listed for $8 billion or best offer under the "antiques" section, and the condition is "salvage."
Apple's first CareKit apps help you track diabetes and depression
Apple’s CareKit medical app development tools have launched today and the company has already started showing it off by announcing that three healthcare platforms have already gone live.
Uber says tipping drivers isn’t expected, but let’s be honest: it is
"I'm sorry if customers find it irritating or inconvenient to tip but the workers who are providing services to them are trying to make a living or pay their bills with this work," Liss-Riordan said in an email. "People may not like tipping waiters either but that's how they make their money. Sure, tipping is not 'cool' for customers but the entire hospitality and service industry depends on it. And if riders are annoyed about not being able to tip drivers on the app, they should all let Uber know that they want the option on the app. If both drivers and customers ask for it, then maybe Uber will listen to that."
Insane ‘Swooping’ Skydiving Makes Your Tandem Jump Look Lame
The goal of canopy jumping, also known as swooping, is to descend as quickly as possible, then fly as fast, or as far, as possible just inches above the ground. Top competitors like Bartholomew and her husband Curt jump from an altitude of just 5,500 feet and deploy a 64-square-foot parachute. That sounds downright crazy when you realize most skydivers jump from 13,000 feet and wear a chute almost four times larger. Spinning top over bottom is the best way to retard the deceleration of the parachute. Top swoopers can clock speeds of 80 to 100 mph as they skim the ground.
Turns out Poncho is a really ambitious weather cat bot
While some found him to be frustratingly bad at telling you whether to expect rain or shine, a group of investors led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures has put $2 million seed funding into Poncho to help him become a better weather cat.