How to Get Photos Off Your iPhone (or Any Smartphone)
Of course, most mobile devices are going to connect to Wi-Fi networks as a matter of course, and that in turn connects to the Internet. You can use an app like Send Anywhere , installed for free on an iOS, Android, Windows Phone, or desktop systems, or even on the Google Chrome browser, to literally send your images/videos anywhere. Just know that the upload/download to the Internet/cloud is going to add time to the transfer—and you might as well use the built-in sharing available on the devices (see next tip). However, it's nice that this is somewhat secure—when you send files with Send Anywhere, you get a six-digit key the recipient must have on hand to receive them.
Ashley Madison case's police hotline is always ringing
Ashley Madison case's police hotline is always ringing
The hotline for leads into who hacked the Ashley Madison website for married people seeking affairs is 'continuously ringing,' say police in Toronto.
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Hands on: Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S2 is thinner and more functional than earlier models
One of the main selling points of the tablet is the multi-tasking functions it offers, with the Octa-core processor to make it work well. I tested the feature by streaming some video and reading email simultaneously, and was satisfied with the performance. I saw no drag in the email app, and no drag, pixelation, or audio-video syncing problems in the video. However, I noticed that the OS does not allow you to multi-task some of the more processor-intensive apps at the same time; for example you can’t stream video and play a game simultaneously.
An Open Source Map That Tracks the Government’s Hard Work
The White House is among the many who are tapping into this trend. Today, the administration revealed a new tool meant to help anyone visualize government work across the country. Built in partnership with more than 15 Federal agencies, it’s basically a huge map of the country—with data layers you can select or deselect—that lets you see where certain community-based initiatives are gaining ground.
Top 25 computer science colleges, ranked by alumni earnings
The research company ranked 187 colleges and universities with computer science programs based on the median pay of the schools' compsci alumni. By that measure, University of California, Santa Barbara, led the pack, with its graduates reporting a median mid-career salary of $147,000, PayScale said. (PayScale also ranked the highest-paying college majors .)
Internship: Social Media
We publish 30-40 articles per day on a range of tech related topics. Obviously we’d like to share them in variety of formats across many of our social channels. However, with more than 15 channels to manage, it can be hard to keep up with all of them and use them to their full potential. That’s why we’re looking for a social media intern who could support us in achieving our social media goals for this year: increasing our user base and driving more traffic via social media.
Windows 10 is now installed on over 75 million PCs, just four weeks after launch
Windows 10 is running on PCs in 192 countries, or almost every country on the planet. More than 90,000 unique PC and tablet models have upgraded to Windows 10 to date. Xbox One owners have streamed nearly 122 years of gameplay to Windows 10 PCs, Cortana has told over half a million jokes in response to users asking her to “tell me a joke,” and Windows 10 has seen more than six times the number of app downloads per device from the Windows Store than Windows 8 did.
Former Apple CEO John Sculley launches a line of stylish smartphones
It's more than just design and price, Obi Worldphones is relying on being nimble to compete against the Apple, Samsung and HTCs of the world. The company sees the size of those larger companies and their legacy as a weakness. Larger companies tend to move slower while Obi Worldphones is fresh new startup with the ability to quickly iterate designs and swap out components that it believes would serve it's audience the best.
Amazon Curtails Development of Consumer Devices
In recent weeks Amazon has dismissed dozens of engineers who worked on its Fire phone at Lab126, its secretive hardware-development center in Silicon Valley, according to people familiar with the matter.
YouTube is now better at live streaming than Twitch
I said above that YouTube and Twitch are now technically equivalent, but the two services are still much more different than they are similar. Twitch has a mass of active and engaged users that YouTube can’t yet rival. That sounds weird to say, given YouTube’s scale, but most people are still unaware of Google’s live-streaming ambitions and do not think of YouTube when they consider where to watch the latest e-sport tournament. At one point during the TI5 Grand Finals, I looked at YouTube’s viewer counter and it was at just over 36,000. Compare that to last year’s peak of more than two million concurrent TI4 viewers , and you get a good idea of how far YouTube has to go.
Meet YouTube Gaming, Twitch’s Archenemy
We played with the Android app before the launch, and here’s how it works. When you open the app, you are presented with a search bar at the top, a few featured channels and a feed of the most popular channels. The current featured channels don’t focus on esports like most Twitch channels. Right now, you can find a 12-hour stream of NBA 2K15, and official stream of Metal Gear Solid V, a speed run of Until Dawn and an Eve Online live show.
HackChat - topic: FPGA
ah this is johns baby, but look closer it is altera based! Cairnsmore1 is spartan 6. It seems it is not listed on his website at all. You can try contact enterpoint directly by email asking for documentation. This board has no usb-blaster on board so you need own tools to access the FPGA JTAG. If john does not reply to you, let me know, I nag him about this when I next time see him.
Stir Kinetic Desk M1 review: The smartest desk $2,990 can buy
So I can see the benefit to passive tracking—thanks to the proximity sensor, the M1 can tell if you’re at the desk and just keep the clock running. The metric you’re most interested in is the percentage of time spent standing. It was easy for me to start with a goal of 35 percent and work my way up to 50 percent in just a couple weeks, by just nudging my goal up a little at a time, and following the prompts to stand. (It’s also easy to cheat the percentage by just doing your sitting-down work in a different location, but that’s on you.) About a week in, I seemed to hit my sweet spot: I found myself reaching over to double-tap the screen and raise the desk a few minutes before it asked me to.
Workers Get New Tools for Airing Their Gripes
If you work in a big company, chances are you’re getting more feedback lately—whether you know it or not. Recent revelations about Amazon.com Inc.’s competitive work culture described a company feedback system in which employees sent gripes to co-workers’ bosses about their performance, sometimes without the co-workers’ knowledge. Invoking a workplace version of “Lord of the Flies,” workers said that some used the tool, called...
'Puzzles Are Fun. Search On': Google Cops to Secret Recruiting Tool Baked Inside Search
Up popped a box inside the search results that read: “You’re speaking our language. Up for a challenge?” It led to google.com/foobar — a programming test Google has used in the past to recruit engineers. It’s not the first time Google’s HR has deployed the nerdy trick. Users on Hacker News posted a similar tale last year .
'Mr. Robot' season finale postponed over a scene's similarity to the Virginia shooting
"The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today's tragic events in Virginia. Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time."
Panasonic to shut battery factory in Beijing, cut 1,300 jobs
TOKYO Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp ( 6752.T ) on Thursday said it will stop making lithium-ion batteries at its factory in Beijing this month, cutting 1,300 jobs as part of a move to focus on higher-margin products such as electric car batteries.
McDonald's Rebuffs Burger King's International Day of Peace "McWhopper" Proposal
The slyness of Burger King's proposal was in how it immediately set McDonald's up for failure. It was essentially social media blackmail, daring its rival to be as caring and human as BK had set itself up to be. Being a smaller competitor meant that this was always a win-win situation for Burger King. Either it gets good publicity for teaming with McD's in the name of world peace or it comes out looking like the good guy when the Golden Arches rejects the idea. But perhaps the brand didn't expect a third possible outcome. That McDonald's was PR savvy enough to craft a perfect response that essentially flipped the entire script , and made them the Drake to BK's Meek Mill in this new burger chain... beef.
Nintendo 64 classics Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Turok 2 headed to Steam
“When Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was first released it was nothing short of revolutionary,” Night Dive Studios founder and CEO Stephen Kick stated. “To that point, no game had ever offered the combination of graphics and an open world environment that Turok featured. We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring this great franchise back to life and to be able to share these great titles with today’s gaming audience.”
Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Schumer are writing a movie together
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Police in North Dakota can now use drones armed with tasers
Police in North Dakota are now authorized to use drones armed with tasers, tear gas, rubber bullets, and other "non-lethal" weapons, following the passage of Bill 1328.
New game from 'Gears of War' creator breaks the moon
The game world is a mix of old and new: After the moon explodes and humanity attempts to rebuild, the US government is broke and sells off parcels of national land to the highest bidder. This is why, Bleszinkski explains, the Yakuza are able to set up shop on one edge of the Grand Canyon, surrounded by rocks floating in the low-gravity zones.
Netflix Viewership Finally Gets a Yardstick
“We don’t have any actual numbers,” Ms. Fey said at a recent gathering of television critics. “I feel a lot of people are watching the show. Let’s go with that,” she cracked.
10 Ad Blocking Extensions Tested for Best Performance • Raymond.CC
But we cannot get away from the fact an ad blocker is probably the number one add-on for browsers like Chrome and Firefox , and will continue to be so for some time yet. Besides removing the adverts, ad blockers also save bandwidth by cutting down the amount of content a page loads, they can also help with your privacy by blocking scripts that track your browsing habits.
There’s several ad blocking extensions available for Chrome and Firefox, and some work better than others. To see what they do when when loading a web page, we’ve decided to put a number of ad blockers to the test. This test is about the performance of an ad blocker in terms of how quickly it loads a range of ad blocked pages, the maximum amount of memory it uses and how much stress it puts on the CPU.
When to host your Website's security
Managing the daily updates and upgrades needed to keep the website secure demands a highly skilled administration team. A third party website management company provides both managed hosting and security, but the security of the site depends largely upon the provider.
'Angry Birds' studio cuts another 260 jobs
The firm behind Angry Birds has announced that it's laying off a further 260 employees as it attempts to become a smaller and more profitable company. CEO Pekka Rantala admits that Rovio was too eager to "explore new business opportunities," which it did by doing "too many things." Unfortunately, with profits tumbling , the outfit is going to have to go back to being a stripped-down games maker. The lay-offs will come from all areas of the business except those working on the Sony-backed Angry Birds Movie in the US and Canada. It's not much of a surprise since it looked as if the company's day in the sun had ended a while ago . After all, Angry Birds 2 is the thirteenth title in the series, so it's clearly been flogging a seriously-injured horse for quite some time.
Pets and Cute Animals
Lions and Tigers and Bears (and dogs and cats and all of your other favorite animals). Oh my!
Rovio To Cut 260 Jobs As The Angry Birds Franchise Becomes Irrelevant
But generating millions of downloads is just part of the challenge. Angry Birds 2 is already falling in the charts around the world, and its freemium model doesn’t seem to be working great. In the U.S., Angry Birds 2 managed to reach the 42nd spot in the top grossing category shortly after its launch. While this is no small feat, it is nowhere near Game of War (#1), Clash of Clans (#2), Candy Crush Saga (#4) and Candy Crush Soda Saga (#7) — these games have been trusting the top grossing charts for months.
Dodge Kickstarter Fees And Take Crowdfunding On Your Site With Celery Launch
Why pay Kickstarter or Indiegogo 5% when most crowdfunding traffic comes from project creators and their own promotion? And why publicize a crowdfunding page that will only live for a month instead of a business’ own website that can take orders forever?
Tomb Raider Collector's Edition and Pokemon Championships Incident - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video
Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector's Edition is revealed and the Pokemon World Championships suffers incident. Plus, hear Nolan North as Ghost in Destiny and Microsoft talks Xbox One Preview Program.
Apple updates Logic Pro audio workstation, adding Alchemy to the mix
Both now support Alchemy, a sample-manipulation synthesizer plug-in derived from Apple’s acquisition of Camel Audio earlier this year. The plug-in features numerous sound generators as well as special effects filters and tools such as arpeggiators and oscillators.
Facebook’s Human-Powered Assistant May Just Supercharge AI
About three months later, Marcus, Lebrun, and the rest of this small group settled on the idea of a virtual assistant that would run atop Messenger. But it wouldn’t be another Siri. For one, it would communicate primarily by text, not voice. And it would answer a more complex range of questions. “You have lots of AIs—like Siri, Google Now, or Cortana—whose scope is quite limited. Because AI is limited, you have to define a limited scope,” Lebrun says. “We wanted to start with something more ambitious, to really give people what they’re asking for.” This meant the team would need more than AI.
Remembering Alison Parker and Adam Ward, the slain WDBJ7 journalists
Chris Hurst, an anchor at WDBJ7, tweeted after the shooting that he and Parker were "in love" and had just moved in together. "We were together almost nine months. It was the best nine months of our lives. We wanted to get married. We just celebrated her 24th birthday," he said, calling her "the most radiant woman" he had ever met.
Amazon to launch video streaming service in Japan
Amazon.com said on Wednesday it plans to launch its video streaming service in Japan for members of its Prime paid service as it gears up for Netflix Inc's planned entry into the country in September.
The Safety Truck Could Revolutionize Road Safety
@samsung tomorrow – Dear Samsungtomorrow team, is it possible to have insight to the results of the tests that were run with the prototype in Argentina? I would be interested to understand what the test criteriae were and – beside the upsides that this innovative technology for sure has in terms of human safety – whether there were any downsides to it as well (e.g. pollution of equipment, potential to irritate drivers behind and cause accidents, etc.). Secondly I would be interested in understanding whether it is planned to only obtain the permits and approvals for Argentina or whether there are implementations foreseen in other countries or regions as well. In particular I would be keen to know if you intend to spread this technology further into Europe and how you rate the chance for success and estimate the potential timeline for the implementation. It would be great if you could please provide me with your feedback or alternatively let me know how I can get in contact directly with the development team. Thanks & best regards, Bernd
Facebook M: Meet the Social Network’s Answer to Siri and Google Now
Facebook is the world’s largest social network and it’s the world’s most popular destination to share photos. But it isn’t where most of us go to search the Web, book a restaurant reservation or buy something online. In an attempt to change this, Facebook has built M, a virtual assistant that will live in the company’s Messenger iOS and Android apps, and compete directly with Apple’s Siri, Google Now, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa.
All nine hours of The Hobbit's extended trilogy will hit theaters in October
Screenings will include a recorded introduction from the trilogy's director, co-writer, and producer Peter Jackson, with each film starting at 7.30PM local time. After mixed reviews for the trilogy, though, it's not clear how much of an audience these screenings will attract, with organizers Fathom Events suggesting it will appeal to fans who want "a chance to binge-watch as a community." With the total running time of all three extended editions topping nine hours though, this is a binge for the dedicated only.
Google launches live streaming service, YouTube Gaming
It's worth it to take a moment and consider where YouTube will exist in the current game-streaming landscape. While it's not without competitors, Twitch is the undisputed king right now, offering equal parts live video service and bustling community of active celebrity streamers. It's primarily a free service, though a Twitch Turbo monthly subscription eliminates most ads and comes with priority customer support.
Cloud streaming startup Velostrata comes out of stealth with $14M
Startup Velostrata is today announcing a $14 million funding round. And after operating in stealth mode for more than a year, the startup is now ready to show off what it’s built: a tool companies can use to keep data stored in their on-premises data centers, while doing the processing work externally in public clouds.
Self-driving trucks to be used for highway construction in Florida
Autonomous trucks will soon be used at highway construction sites in Florida, and unlike Daimler's big rig that still needs someone behind the wheel, these ones are completely driverless. The truck was developed by Pennsylvania company Royal Truck & Equipment under a Department of Transportation pilot program. According to the company, there are three ways to control it: via GPS Waypoint navigation, through a remote control and via leader/follower programming. Since it's pretty common for motorists to slam into trucks used for highway construction, the rigs will be equipped with a special crash barrier called attenuators, which you can see in the image above.
Microsoft signs deals to take advantage of fitness wearables
One of the most dominant and lucrative cultural and generational trends in the past few years has been the increased use of wearable devices to track activity and overall fitness. Not one to pass on a money-making opportunity, Microsoft has recently signed deals with Fitbit and TaylorMade to integrate data from wearable gadgets and services directly into Windows 10 and the Microsoft ecosystem.
BlackRock to acquire robo-adviser
Speaking at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in New York in May, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink said he believed robo-advisers were going to become an element that every major firm would need to offer.
Malaysia To Introduce RFID Tracking For Every Vehicle | Techdirt
'This new system will enable the police and other authorities to effectively track down criminals' absolute fucking bull shit! we all know, just as they know in Malaysia, this will be another 'Big Brother' tactic designed to keep track of all ordinary, innocent civilians! criminals will get over this the same as they get over any and every other type of government spying. keeping tabs on ordinary people is far easier and far more desirable than anyone else. knowing when people are getting together for protests, for example, and where the protests are going to occur, gives the security forces the ability to prepare in advance to crush, and that's meant literally, any opposition to any and all government plans!
Yahoo Announces New Tumblr Sharing Tools And Native Video Ads For Developers
Simon Khalaf, Yahoo’s senior vice president of publisher products, today outlined some big shifts in the mobile ecosystem and unveiled some new tools for mobile developers. He made the announcements on-stage at the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference in New York City and in related blog posts .
Mythbusters Proves The "Breaking Bad" Finale Was More Realistic Than You Thought
With Vince Gilligan himself in tow, the wily pair proceed to mount an M60 machine gun to the inside of a car trunk and load it with 200 live rounds. They recreate the width of a house's outside wall, and its windows, and populate the inside with cardboard cutouts of bad guys. (Or maybe bad- ish guys? Moral ambiguity was sort of this show's whole thing.) It's interesting to see how closely the Mythbusters bullet trajectory resembles that of Walt's booby trap, which should provide closure on at least one debate regarding that finale.
3D-printed dresses take inspiration from the Audi A4 luxury car - CNET
Most people wouldn't think of dressing up like an Audi. But designer Anouk Wipprecht, famed for her 3D-printed designs that interact with the wearer and the world, isn't most people. Her latest design project, in collaboration with car manufacturer Audi, consists of a series of four dresses, each of which incorporates design and technology elements from Audi's A4.
Ex-Googler Erica Baker, drone do's and don'ts and car tech
Google salary spreadsheet creator Erica Baker talks diversity in tech with Kara Swisher, Lauren Goode debriefs drones and Ina Fried discusses car tech and Code/Mobile .
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NASA will test the Orion spacecraft’s landing system with failing parachutes tomorrow
Orion is the next generation of NASA spacecraft that will take humans into space — and perhaps on to Mars. But deep space exploration is only part of the capsule’s mission — Orion is also responsible for bringing astronauts back home again. And so NASA needs to know that the capsule can return its crew safely, even when drastic failures occur. Tomorrow's test will help the space agency determine if the parachute system is safe enough to allow humans aboard.
Facebook Opens Up 'Donate' Button To All Nonprofits
The social network announced on Monday that all nonprofits can now add the “Donate Now” button to their cause’s page. Some are calling the feature more of a “call to action” though, because once users click on the button, they’re redirected to the organization’s external page to support the group.