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(PRODUCT) RED iPhone 7 Unboxing: Hands on with the red iPhone | Cult of Mac

Earlier this week Apple unsurprisingly announced the (PRODUCT) RED iPhone 7 along with a new iPad, Apple Watch bands and more. We managed to get our hands

Amazon successfully lands its first drone delivery on US soil in new video

Amazon has its sights set on bringing its delivery services to the next level as it completed its very first drone-powered delivery on US soil

Baby got back! April the Giraffe's livestream has returned

Don't panic! Animal lovers' favorite maternity-suite cam is up and running again, as fans await the calf's birth.

How Samsung’s Galaxy S8 measures up to Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7

We practically know everything about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8, but now we can also see how it sizes up against its Galay S7 sibling and the iPhone 7.

Aquaman is already the Justice League’s MVP

Today brought us a brand new Justice League trailer, and I’m going go out on a limb and say that I’m cautiously optimistic about where the film is heading. Now, let me be frank and say that I don’t...

4-year-old gets Siri to help save mom's life

Commentary: A UK child unlocks his unconscious mother's iPhone by pressing her thumb to the home button and asking Siri to call for help. Apple CEO Tim Cook tweets his admiration.

I fixed Apple’s red iPhone with a $14 screen protector

It’s not perfect, but it’s way better than a white front.

10 things to look out for in the brand new 'Justice League' trailer

Including our first looks at J.K. Simmons, Billy Crudup and Amber Heard.

World Economic Forum opens "Industry 4.0" center in San Francisco's Presidio

The World Economic Forum opened its Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco, a new space for accelerating technology adoption.

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Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Involved in Arizona Crash

The photo, showing the Uber SUV on its side, suggests a relatively high-impact crash. That would be a contrast to the incidents involving self-driving cars tested by Waymo. In more than two million miles of testing on public roads, Waymo’s vehicles were mostly minor incidents, often when other cars drove into the back of their vehicles in busy areas. 

Justice League - Official Trailer #1 - IGN Video

The DC superheroes unite to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Tesla Model 3 'release candidate' drives off the lot

Musk didn't stop there, however, also tweeting that a performance version of the Model 3 with dual motors and all-wheel-drive is likely to arrive next year, around the same time as right hand-drive models for the UK. Despite the Model 3's lighter weight, it will also pack a smaller 75kWh battery, which means even the performance model will still trail the Model S in acceleration. That would leave the Model S as the EV speed king until the next-gen Roadster launches in a few years, which is the same window given for Tesla's mass-market SUV, the Model Y .

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Tesla becomes utility, battery storage supplier to Hawaii's Kauai … via @computerworld

Dark Web: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

What is the Dark Web? Much like the internet—or clearnet—that billions of people access every day from mobile and desktop devices, the Dark Web is a network of websites, forums, and communication tools like email. What differentiates the Dark Web from the clearnet is that users are required to run a suite of security tools that help anonymize web traffic. The Dark Web is used for both nefarious and reputable purposes. Criminals exploit the network's anonymity to sell guns, drugs, and humans, while organizations like the UN and Facebook use encryption to protect dissidents in oppressive countries.

Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Involved in Arizona Crash

The photo, showing the Uber SUV on its side, suggests a relatively high-impact crash. That would be a contrast to the incidents involving self-driving cars tested by Waymo. In more than two million miles of testing on public roads, Waymo’s vehicles were mostly minor incidents, often when other cars drove into the back of their vehicles in busy areas. 

The holiday is over: Amazon will collect sales taxes nationwide on April 1

"Amazon's decision to collect and remit sales tax to the state of Maine is an important first step in leveling the playing field," he said, noting that the increased revenue from sales levies will help lower the state's income taxes.

Facebook to start testing GIFs in comments

During a Facebook Live event in December, Mark Zuckerberg indicated that more support for animated GIFs would be coming to the social network, this time within the comment thread. VentureBeat has learned that on Monday, the company will begin testing this feature out to a “small percentage” of people, thereby making it easier to be equally as expressive in your response as you are with posting.

Google shuttering Talk, removing SMS support from Hangouts in new messaging shakeup

Talking points: Any time Google makes a change to one of its messaging apps is usually cause for concern, but this is a good thing. Google Talk hasn’t received any official support for years, and Hangouts can now be what it’s supposed to be: a modern replacement for Gchat. Losing SMS support in Hangouts isn’t a huge deal either, since Google seems committed to making Android Messages the default texting client that we actually want to use. But that’ll take two things: merging it with Allo so we can enjoy stickers and Google Assistant, and developing a proper backup system so we don’t lose all our conversations when we switch phones.

The Nissan GT-R Track Edition is a Nismo-lite - Roadshow

For $127,990, you'll be getting a special flavor of the GT-R, offering most of the flavor of the full-fat $150,000 Nismo edition, just minus the Nismo motor.

How 21st century tech will drive tomorrow's transit regulations

These are priorities common to any transportation agency – public or private – and any mode of transportation, be it below ground, on the surface, across water, or through the air. The fact that so many of them can be addressed through a single tech-driven regulation should encourage local government officials, public agencies, and private transportation agencies to give serious consideration to follow Germany’s lead.

Why you should think about the cloud like the electric grid

When businesses first began building their own data centers — in some cases more than 20 years ago — cloud providers were not yet in existence, particularly at scale. Much like the electric grid coming online, cloud providers have become increasingly available over the last 10-15 years, and leveraging them to manage and support business workloads is akin to powering down your on-site power plant and plugging into a utility company’s power source.

Streaming Music Services, From Most Screwed to Least Screwed

You didn’t misread that. Napster—or at least its brand name—is still around. Of course, the only thing that remains of the original peer-to-peer music app is the logo— everything else is actually just Rhapsody, one of the very first streaming music services. (The two merged back in 2011.) In many ways, the Spotifys and Apple Musics of the world owe a huge debt to Rhapsody/Napster. Rhapsody was the first subscription service that licensed streaming music from all of the major label groups. But being early isn’t always a good thing, and the company has struggled over the years. As of 2015, it had just 3.5 million paying subscribers. We’re more and more amazed that Napster/Rhapsody is still alive with every year that passes.

Critics have it all wrong about the new 'Mass Effect' game

It feels like "Andromeda" is the same kind of launching point for a similar trilogy. While the gameplay mechanics make "Andromeda" feel like just another "Mass Effect" game, the new beginning in a new galaxy is clearly setting the stage for something bigger. I think the initial reviews lost sight of that and gave too much weight to the games flaws instead of looking at the bigger picture.

How to combine the power of Device Manager and Driverquery to manage your Windows 10 driver updates - TechRepublic

To accomplish this task, you'll want to use two tools built into Windows 10: Device Manager and a command-line tool called Driverquery. Each tool has its advantages and disadvantages, but by combining the two, you'll be able to overcome the disadvantages and have everything that you need to manage your own driver updates. While using Device Manager is easy, Driverquery is a bit more involved. Let's take a closer look.

The 2018 Toyota Sienna refreshes the swagger wagon - Roadshow

This is all the iPhone 8 reports and rumors in one place. From a 5.8-inch OLED display, reports of wireless charging and even a 3D scanner for facial recognition, it's all here.

Industrial IoT all set to turbocharge lean manufacturing

Companies in the manufacturing sector for years have been striving for lean production or processes to create more efficient operations. One of the latest trends in technology, the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), could give lean efforts a major boost.

Comcast is considering a nationwide streaming TV service

Comcast recently said that a so-called OTT (over-the-top) internet TV service is not a priority at the moment. "There is significantly more upside and profitability in going deeper and deeper into our base versus following a video-only offering OTT," said Comcast VP Matt Strauss at a November convention. Nevertheless, it negotiated the rights during recent carriage negotiations with cable and network broadcasters as a hedge against future developments.

Everything you need to know about the Dark Web

Have questions about the Dark Web and how it’s accessed? We’ve got answers! The term essentially refers to heavily-encrypted sites that cannot be accessed via the average browser. As such, these sites are often used as an international black market and as a source for hacked data. They can have a number of other purposes as well, but, without the right software, you may never know they exist. Check out the FAQ below to learn more about the gnarly, hidden parts of the internet, and how you can access it with the right set of tools.

2017 BMW 530i sedan: Bimmer's baby 7 Series - Roadshow

The 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan arrived in our garage looking a lot like a scaled-down 7 Series.

Uber Group’s Visit to Seoul Escort Bar Sparked HR Complaint

A woman who dated Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for three years, Gabi Holzwarth, says she was with Mr. Kalanick when he and a team of five Uber employees visited an escort-karaoke bar in Seoul in mid-2014. At the bar, women sat in a circle, identified by numbered tags. Four male Uber managers picked women out of the group, calling out their numbers, and sat with them, she says. About an hour later, she and Mr. Kalanick left.

T-Mobile Launches Scam ID and Scam Block to Help Subscribers

“T-Mobile is enabling Scam ID and Scam Block on a rolling basis beginning with T-Mobile ONE customers. New T-Mobile ONE customers will automatically get Scam ID beginning April 5. T-Mobile postpaid customers can also enable Scam ID for themselves beginning April 5 by dialing #ONI# (#664#) and pressing the call button in their phone’s dialer. To turn on Scam Block, customers can dial #ONB# (#662#) or, to turn it off, dial #OFB# (#632#). To check whether Scam Block is on or off, customers can dial #STS# (#787#).”

Elon Musk: Tesla will start taking orders for its solar roof in April

Tesla hasn't provided concrete details on the solar tiles' expected efficiency or price, but Musk has said the solar roof will be cheaper than a normal one when factoring in the price of labor.

Could your iPhone replace your laptop? Apple toys with dockable phone that turns into PC | ZDNet

Apple offers a teaser for how it might deliver the concept in a newly published patent application for an "accessory device", such as a laptop, that features a keyboard, screen, battery, and perhaps some memory, but little or no processing power. The CPU would be delivered by a connected "operational component", or a smartphone.

Perform some Spring cleaning on your office space with 4 life-improving deals

Work just isn’t fun. Between deadlines, meetings, phone calls, projects and all the rest, it’s a miracle you can stay focused on anything. So to help streamline your office and keep you centered on what pays the bills, check out a few of these cool offers from TNW Deals that should make your work life that tiny bit easier.

China win for Apple as court overturns iPhone ruling

Beijing Court quashes city’s intellectual property bureau’s ruling that US tech giant had violated defunct Shenzhen firm’s design patent

Tesla Will Take Orders for Its Solar Roof in April

The roof tiles are made of textured glass. From most viewing angles, they look just like ordinary shingles, but they allow light to pass through from above onto a standard flat solar cell. The plan is for Panasonic Corp. to produce the solar cells at Tesla’s factory in Buffalo and for Tesla to put together the glass tiles and everything that goes along with them. 

This smart flood sensor drowns the competition

The Roost is a solid device for only $50 (that's about £40 or AU$65). If you don't have a smart hub such as SmartThings or Wink, it's one of the best sensor options out there.

Report: Uber CEO's Group Trip to Escort Bar Made Female Employee 'Feel Horrible'

Yesterday, the Information published a new story that recounts the time, in 2014, that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick allegedly visited an escort-karaoke bar in Seoul along with five Uber employees. According to the report, four of the employees were male managers who proceeded to participate in the bar’s system of calling out women by their designated number to accompany them for the evening. The fifth employee was a female marketing manager who felt uncomfortable in the situation. Reportedly, Kalanick left with his girlfriend, Gabi Holzwarth, about 45 minutes later. Holzwarth confirms the story.

Industry split on when first commercial self-driving vehicle will be ready

Industry opinion on when we will have the first commercial self-driving car is divided, with some, mostly automakers, gunning for 2020, while others expect it to take more than 10 years.

Swedish scientists successfully implant 3D-printed human cartilage cells in baby mice

“There is no solution for missing ears,” research lead professor Paul Gatenholm tells TechCrunch. “You have plastic and silicone implants, which you need to put in with a titanium screw. That’s it. The surgical procedure is that you put in cartilage from a rib from the patient and carve. It’s very painful and the outcome is very bad. If we can use cells from the nose and beef it up with stem cells from the patient’s bone marrow or fat, we will be able to print that full 3D structure.”

This T-Mobile digital transformation win led to 6x increase in online sales - TechRepublic

See how a T-Mobile digital transformation project for its website took out 60% of the clicks to purchase, generated 3x shopping behavior, and a 500% increase in web orders.

Movado's Android Wear device looks like its regular watches

Connect also comes with all the features you'd expect from an Android Wear device. You can use it to make purchases with Android Pay, and you can ask it to perform tasks, answer questions and give you directions through Google Assistant. It has access to all Wear 2.0 apps, can integrate with Google Fit and Health apps and receive push notifications. The company will release styles for men this fall with straps and bracelets. Unfortunately, it didn't say whether it plans to release smaller versions for women -- we'll just have to wait for Movado to reveal more info.

Samsung promises its Galaxy S8 Bixby assistant will be 'fundamentally different'

Samsung promises its Galaxy S8 Bixby assistant will be 'fundamentally different' Last year, Samsung bought Viv Labs, the start-up co-founded by Siri's inventor Check out this story on

What's the Difference between the New 9.7-Inch iPad and iPad Air 2?

A lower price point but with more storage, better battery life, and faster internals? The new 9.7-inch iPad is better than the iPad Air 2 in almost every way. The increase in weight and size are a bit of a bummer but they are not exactly a deal breaker.

Technology vcs have a $1 billion obsession with car startups

In Silicon Valley’s eagerness to invest in all things automotive, venture capitalists put $100 million into a Boston startup that makes an alternative to shock absorbers.

Conjure VR objects with your voice, using new IBM Watson service - TechRepublic

IBM Watson Labs has created a module using the Unity SDK and two IBM Watson services to bring the power of voice to VR and AR. And, IBM is open sourcing it for developers.

Where to place home security cameras, according to the data

When placing cameras around windows and doors, place the camera above the door or window frame, facing downward so that it covers the window area and a few feet in front of the window. Another option would be to put the camera inside the home, on the window seal of easily accessible windows so that it has a view of the yard in front of the window.

How the filthy rich live: A $65,000 LED bed is the norm

In a corner, Steve Marchese, CEO of LightStim, presented me with his company's bed that houses 18,240 therapeutic, glowing LED lights. Bathed in the nearby bed's red light, he regaled me with the product's medicinal values. It's been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to treat muscle aches and pains. It helps with arthritic pain, improves the effects of Viagra and promotes blood flow. The facial panels can help reduce wrinkles.

I got drunk and agreed to review a $99 'smart' dog toilet

The idea behind the BrilliantPad is actually pretty genius. Plenty of people have dogs, but are forced to leave them alone for hours during the day, when they go to work. This is pretty shitty on the dogs (no pun intended), who often have long waits between bathroom breaks.

Forbes Welcome

For 240 years it’s been a terrible mistake to bet against America, and now is no time to start.

Google, sister company Jigsaw offer cybersecurity to election groups | ZDNet

"Free and fair elections depend on people having access to the information they need, and around the world the sources of that information are increasingly under attack," said Anne-Gabrielle Dauba-Pantanacce of Google France and Jigsaw's Jamie Albers in a blog post .

How T-Mobile app humanized customer service in one simple move - TechRepublic

Learn how T-Mobile improved their app from 1.2 stars to 4.5 by implementing an asynchronous chat feature that adapted to the way people normally send text messages.

Top tools for IT technicians | ZDNet

If you're in the business of repairing PCs, smartphones, or tablets, then you need the tools to help you get the job done in a fast, efficient, and safe way.

A self-driving Uber got into an accident in Arizona and flipped onto its side

A self-driving Uber car was involved in an accident on Friday night in Tempe, Arizona, in one of the most serious incidents to date involving the growing fleet of autonomous vehicles being tested on US roads and prompting Uber to suspend autonomous car testing in the state.

Get a crazy low price on a lifetime of VPN protection with this TNW Deals exclusive

With so many VPN providers out there, coupled with so many VPN deals, it’s tough for the security-minded customer to arrive at a concrete conclusion. However, we’d like to suggest a lifetime of PureVPN’s industry-leading service at an exclusive rate you’ll only find from TNW Deals.

Treasury secretary ‘not at all’ worried about robots taking jobs

When pressed, Mnuchin said that he wasn’t talking about things like self-driving cars, which he believes could run from coast to coast in the not-so-distant future. “That to me isn't artificial intelligence, that's computers and using real technology we have today,” he said. “But those types of things are very real. That's very different from artificial [intelligence], you know, R2-D2 taking over your job.”

Star Wars Rebels: "Zero Hour" Review - IGN

The Star Wars Rebels season finale delivered a lot of exciting space action and a satisfying and emotional escape for Agent Kallus, whose days with the Empire are now over. On the other hand, Thrawn’s inability to successfully deliver a crippling blow to the Ghost crew – even as we saw how intelligent and strategic he is – does weaken his status a bit given the season-long build up. We’ll see if that changes next season though, given he still very much looks to be in play as an active villain on this show.

CEOs have a problem with the truth: How data scientists can help - TechRepublic

This is a problem if you're the CEO. How can you run the company if nobody's telling you the truth? Fortunately, with a bit of leadership and an excellent data science team, you can get the information you need to properly lead the company. Consider three non-traditional data systems—the Exploratorium, the Proving Ground, and the Learning Center—that the data science team can build to help insulated upper management know the truth about their company.

HTC U Ultra review: Bad decisions in a beautiful body

I can't stress this enough: The HTC U Ultra is not a bad device. It's beautiful, well-built and plays home to a lot of good ideas. I think HTC was right to build a big phone, and the way it wants to subtly integrate an AI assistant into that second screen is genuinely smart. It's just unfortunate that the good ideas here have been obscured by bad design decisions and what seems to be a terminal a lack of focus. Now, it's very, very possible we'll see another flagship phone from HTC before the year is over. For the company's sake, I hope it takes a hard look at what the U Ultra does and doesn't get right before it bothers to release its next big thing.

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53 FedEx will give you $5 to reinstall Flash
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55 Crazy shoulder wearable wants to help you attract a mate
56 Apple launches 'special' new red iPhone and revamped iPad
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58 This Handheld Mobile Device Can Map Your Future Home
59 Crunch Report | Tesla’s Long List of Updated Updates
60 Engineering solves the problem of playing darts while drunk
61 Lenovo taps former Intel CIO to lead datacenter group | ZDNet
62 T-Mobile announces new feature to protect mobile users from scams
63 Scientists just made electronic skin that's better than human skin
64 Can tech make ads less annoying? 7 experiments from Adobe Labs - TechRepublic
65 E3 2017: Everything you need to know about this year's gaming extravaganza
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67 Unwanted in Trump's America, Indian IT finds a suitor in bitter rival China | ZDNet
68 The Best Battery Life Laptops of 2017
69 Luxury brands going high-tech to compete against Apple and Samsung in smartwatch showdown - TechRepublic
70 The reasons why you should hide your IP address | ZDNet
71 Hackers claim to have compromised 300 million iCloud accounts, demand money from Apple - TechRepublic
72 ​Microsoft: No, Linux users, we didn't try to penalize you for not using Windows with OneDrive | ZDNet
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78 'Feud' star Alfred Molina says 'very little has changed' for women in Hollywood
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81 Chinese court rules in favor of Apple in local design patent disputes
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