Watch the first teasers for Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’ cartoon series from Nick Kroll
NetComedian Nick Kroll has had a fairly successful track record, especially for fans of a certain kind of humor (the kind I like), so it's exciting that he's..
Flying food comes to Iceland with a fully operational drone delivery system
The drones are coming—and they have your lunch. Drone technology company Flytrex just teamed up with AHA, which is basically Iceland’s version of Seamless, to bring food to hungry Reykjavikers via drone. Simply place your order for chili con carne on AHA, and soon one of Flytrex’s flying drones will drop it off at your house or office. The … <a href="https://wp.fastcompany.com/blog/40457658/flying-food-comes-to-iceland-with-a-fully-operational-drone-delivery-system" class="more-link">Continue reading “Flying food comes to Iceland with a fully operational drone delivery system”</a>
With Galaxy Note 8, Samsung hopes to smother battery debacle
If the Note 8 follows the same pattern as the Galaxy S8, Samsung will have closed the book on the battery concerns. The company's executives hope it'll be able to win over a larger share of projected 50 million US customers who are due to upgrade their phone this year -- many of them iPhone users -- suggesting some of its swagger is back.
Elon Musk reveals first official photo of SpaceX space suit
Elon Musk has posted the official first photo of his SpaceX space suit on Instagram , teasing that more details will come in a few days. Musk says the suit actually works, and was tested to double vacuum pressure. The suit itself is very white and very spacey, and Musk acknowledges that it was “incredibly hard” to balance the suit’s look and its function.
The Note 8's stylus has some neat new tricks
Samsung has equipped the latest iteration of the stylus with a few cool new tricks. One of the best features is the live translate tool. Simply hover the S Pen nib over a word on screen and, using Google's translate technology, you'll see the translation hovering above the word. You can select the language you want it to translate to, of course, and there's also the option to select entire sentences.
Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8: In pictures | ZDNet
Existing Note owners are in for a big -- quite literally -- upgrade with the launch of the Note 8 on Sept. 15. We go hands-on.
Samsung confirms it’s working on a smart speaker
Samsung is already working on getting into the smart speaker market. DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile division, confirmed the news to CNBC today at its Galaxy Note 8 event, saying the product would launch "soon." That timeline isn't specific, but at least it's something. Koh says he's already working on the device and wants to create a "fruitful user experience at home with Samsung devices, and [he] want[s] to be moving quite heavily on it."
FTC approves Amazon’s $13.7 billion Whole Foods acquisition
“The FTC conducted an investigation of this proposed acquisition to determine whether it substantially lessened competition under Section 7 of the Clayton Act, or constituted an unfair method of competition under Section 5 of the FTC Act,” Bruce Hoffman, the acting director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition said in a statement. “Based on our investigation we have decided not to pursue this matter further.”
Facebook's mobile apps now take 360-degree photos
Standalone cameras and apps that can take 360-degree photos and videos are a must if they're essential to your job or if they fit your lifestyle. But if you find yourself taking spherical images merely once in a blue moon, you may not need them at all. Facebook's iOS and Android apps can now capture 360-degree photos without the help of a third-party application or an extra device. All you have to do is launch the app and pick the " 360 Photo " option at the top of your News Feed. Press the blue button and follow the path on screen to complete a full spherical image -- you can then choose the photo's starting point.
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Samsung's Galaxy Note is back from the dead, and it's better and safer than ever.
Samsung is giving Note 7 owners a hefty discount on the Note 8
If you were one of the millions of people who had to give up the recalled Galaxy Note 7 , fret not, because Samsung has your back. Today, as part of its Unpacked 2017 event in NYC , the company revealed that those of you who owned the previous model will get a hefty discount on the new Note 8. The only thing you have to do is trade in your current device and, depending on the brand and condition of it, you can get up to $425 off the latest Note smartphone. If you're interested in the juicy mea culpa offer from Samsung, you'll be able to take advantage of it on Aug. 24th, the day pre-orders go live on its website .
Our First Look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
We'll get to the hand-wavey What It All Means stuff in a second, but first, a rundown of what you need to know: The Note 8 is, to use a technical term, stupid powerful. It runs the same Samsung Exynos 8895 processor as the Galaxy S8, along with 6 gigs of RAM and 64 gigs of built-in storage. (You get an SD card slot, too, in case you decide to download all of YouTube to your phone.) The 3300mAh battery, which Samsung execs swear up and down has gone through internal testing, external testing, and work with Underwriters' Laboratory, provides more juice than most phones. The phone also supports wireless charging, Samsung's latest security features, and two-apps-at-a-time multitasking. It even features a new multitasking mode that lets you save pairs of apps—calendar and email, Chrome and Evernote, Netflix and Excel—and quickly open them together.
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Google is reportedly launching its next Pixel phones on October 5th
On October 5th, 2017, a year and a day after the October 4th, 2016, unveiling of the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google will take to the stage again to announce its Pixel 2 generation of devices. This is according to prolific leaker and spoiler of well-kept secrets Evan Blass, who has tweeted the date along with confirmation of the processor spec for these new phones:
Here's everything leaving Netflix in September that you need to watch right now
"Jackass: The Movie."Paramount Pictures Netflix has announced the titles that will be leaving its streaming service in September, so make sure to catch a few of these movies and TV shows before they're gone.
Apple To Test Self-Driving Shuttle For Employees In Palo Alto
Apple is reportedly working on a self-driving shuttle service for its employees, moving them between Palo Alto and 1 Infinite Loop, the company’s headquarters.
Wal-Mart, Google Partner on Voice-Based Shopping to Catch Amazon
Wal-Mart and Google say the partnership will be particularly compelling for replenishing common household supplies like paper towels, laundry detergent and breakfast cereal. With a Google Home speaker in a kitchen linked to a Wal-Mart account, shoppers can order peanut butter and olive oil to restock pantries when the need is top of mind and they may not have a smartphone handy. Having data on Wal-Mart shoppers’ purchase histories will mean Google’s digital assistant won’t have to ask for specific brands, weights or sizes, it will just re-order based on past preferences.
Toshiba, Western Digital Are Negotiating on Deal, Kyodo Says
Western Digital and Toshiba, which are partners in the memory chip business, have been embroiled in a legal battle over the Japanese company’s plans to sell the division. Toshiba had announced in June a preliminary agreement to sell the unit to Bain Capital, INCJ and the Development Bank of Japan, but Western Digital sought to block the deal. Toshiba, which needs to raise cash by the end of March to avoid being delisted, is switching to the Western Digital consortium in order to complete a sale by that deadline, Kyodo reported.
India’s Supreme Court rules that privacy is a fundamental right for citizens
Aadhaar is becoming increasingly compulsory. It is required to register at certain schools, by some employees, for welfare schemes and even to buy a new Jio smartphone, and there’s talk to may be needed for stock trading, airport clearance and many other walks of life. That in turn has triggered concern that it has the potential to turn India into a surveillance state . There is also a worry around how easily the databases can be accessed by potential hackers. In one case earlier this year, a student’s mobile app was able to access restricted data.
A former CIA agent is crowdfunding an attempt to buy Twitter just to ban Trump
Proceeds from this campaign will be used to buy a controlling share of Twitter. If we can't get a majority interest, we'll explore options for buying a significant stake in the company and champion this proposal at the annual shareholder meeting. If that's impossible for any reason or if there is a surplus from this campaign, 100% of the balance of proceeds will be donated to Global Zero , a nonprofit organization leading the resistance to nuclear war.
How to stream the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight
Quintuple champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor are set to enter the ring on Saturday, August 26, at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET, 2 a.m. Sunday UK) in Las Vegas for what's expected to be the most watched fight... ever.
How to let customers text message your business after they search it on Google
Does your business respond to texts from customers? If so, what system do you use to handle this? Is the feature part of a customer relationship management system, or does your phone system support texting? Let me know what your experience with texting customers has been! Add comments below or let me know on Twitter ( @awolber ).
The Best Laptops for College Students
If you're a student, a laptop is as essential as your textbooks and school ID. And it's not just for school work. It should also be able to handle extracurricular activities, such as social networking, watching movies, listening to music, posting photos, gaming, video chatting with the 'rents back home, and so on. And of course, the best laptops for college students need to last for the long haul, preferably through four years of undergrad and maybe a year of grad work. Lucky for you, we have a bunch below that fit that description perfectly—and they won't drain your savings account.
How to preorder the Galaxy Note 8
You can get the Note 8 directly from Samsung, unlocked . That’s kind of a big deal, as most Galaxy devices are usually sold through the carriers and laden down with their extra software on the initial release. It runs $929 for the 64GB version, and we’ll update this post with more information when the deal goes live at midnight ET.
Microsoft turns Windows 10 Fall Creators Update focus to 'stabilization' as of Build 16273 | ZDNet
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Update test build, No. 16273, is almost entirely about bug fixes, as it closes in on 'release to the world' (RTW).
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5 Digital Marketing Trends That Will Disrupt Your Business
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The 20 silliest Raspberry Pi projects
The following projects are a trifle less lofty, not so much lowering the bar, as dropping it into the Mariana Trench. Here are perhaps the silliest Pi-powered creations around, projects with less 'wow' and a lot more 'why?', starting with one for tea lovers.
7 things you need to know about the Nikon D850
To underline its pro-spec credentials, the shutter has been tested for 200,000 cycles while actually loaded in the camera, and has also been designed to minimize the mechanical vibration that causes image blur. The D850 is also the first Nikon DSLR to adopt a shutter counter-balancer in its shutter drive, which travels upwards during each shutter release to counteract the vibration caused by the front curtain’s downward motion.
You can use your own iPhone to get Virgin's $1-a-year plan
Virgin's $1 plan comes with unlimited talk, text and data, though your connection may slow down after you've used 23GB within a month. What happens to your plan after a year? Well, you'll have to start paying a more standard amount -- $50 a month -- though you can get six more months of service for a buck if you get a new phone.
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The top 7 startups from Y Combinator S’17 Demo Day 2
Day 2 of YC S’17 brought us autonomous store checkout, cannabis genomics and at-home fertility testing. We whittled down the strong day of pitches to just seven hot companies. These are the startups our writers and the investors we spoke with were most excited about. If you want to check out the full list of startups from day 2 you can read about them here.
Flytrex launches an autonomous on-demand drone delivery service in Iceland’s capital
Flytrex wants to prove that drones are a realistic option for on-demand logistics with a new delivery program that took flight in Iceland’s capital today. While other companies, including Amazon, have tested drone deliveries, Flytrex says this is the first time a fully operational on-demand drone delivery service has launched in an urban area. Drones will take orders from online marketplace AHA’s headquarters in Reykjavik to a destination two miles away during the project’s first phase.
28 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Recharging Secrets
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Evening Routine: Every day is different, and I’m often in and out of meetings or at evening functions, so I use the evening to go through emails I still need to respond to or cross off pending items on my to-do list. I like to go to bed knowing I didn’t leave anything urgent hanging, so I take advantage of this slightly calmer time of day to tie up loose ends. Then I can go to bed with a clear head, so I can get a good night’s rest, which is essential for starting the next day refreshed and ready to go.
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The Galaxy Note 8’s S Pen has new pen powers, including translation
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 comes with an S Pen, as have previous iterations, but it does a bit more than versions past. The new S Pen’s highlight feature might be its Live Messages ability, which creates shareable animations from handwriting and doodles so you can message and publish them wherever.
Google’s Cloud Platform gets a cheaper, lower-performance networking tier
With the new standard tier, Google hands your traffic over to the public internet instead of routing it through its own network. There, it’ll hop from network to network and ISP to ISP, which is obviously slower than using Google’s own network. As Google notes, that’s similar to what other public cloud providers, who don’t have their own extensive networks, do as well.
Samsung confirms plans for smartspeaker challenging Apple HomePod & Amazon Echo
In addition to premiering the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung on Wednesday said that it's working on its own smartspeaker, which will face off against products like the Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home.
Samsung to face off against Apple's 'iPhone 8' with 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8
Looking to finally eclipse last year's fire-prone Galaxy Note 7, Samsung on Wednesday announced the Note 8, which should ship to the U.S. on Sept. 15. [Updated with pricing]
The Note 8 includes a 6.3-inch, 2,960-by-1,440 OLED "Infinity" display, 6 gigabytes of RAM, and in the U.S. an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. In other countries, the phone has a Samsung Exynos chip.
The front includes an 8-megapixel f/1.7 camera, while the back sports two optically-stabilized 12-megapixel cameras —one a wide-angle f/1.7 module, the other a telephoto shooter with aperture topping out at f/2.4. Turning on "Live Focus" will selectively blur backgrounds, much like the Portrait mode on Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, while "Dual Capture" will stitch together images from both rear cameras while also saving them individually.
Another Apple-like feature is "Live Messages," which will send messages written with the Note's S Pen as GIFs that animate the way they were drawn.
Storage options include 64, 128, or 256 GB of flash storage, expandable via microSD. Among connection options are Bluetooth 5.
Women-First App Bumble Turned Down $450 Million Buyout Offer From Dating Giant Match Group
Women-First App Bumble Turned Down $450 Million Buyout Offer From Dating Giant Match Group — Dating app Bumble has turned down a $450 million acquisition offer from Match Group, Forbes has learned. — Match Group, the umbrella company which owns Bumble competitors including Match.com …
Samsung will unveil its next Gear S smartwatch on August 30th
This might not be Samsung's only wrist-worn device at IFA either. Leaks have pointed to a Gear Fit 2 Pro in the works, and Samsung itself inadvertently posted a listing for the device (since taken down) before the Note 8 event began. Based on that page, the Gear Fit 2 Pro would revolve around swim tracking, with a 5 ATM water-resistant design, and stat tracking through a Speedo app. You'd also get a more traditional watch buckle (to keep the device on your wrist mid-swim) and offline Spotify music playback. There's no guarantee that the Pro will debut at IFA, but it makes sense as a complement to the Gear S line.
What Makes a Truly Great Leader
What makes a great leader? How can leadership be developed into a force for true achievement? The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of the most influential people in business.
Renowned financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success. Each episode features an interview with one business leader.
Flying water taxis highlight French startup frustrations
PARIS (Reuters) - French yachtsman Alain Thebault wants to turn a boat design he used to break a world speed sailing record in 2009 into a clean, fast taxi service for the waterways of major cities.
Report: WB Working on Joker and Harley Quinn Film By Creators of Crazy, Stupid, Love
Thought yesterday’s Joker-centric movie news was a huge surprise? Today’s newest development makes that look ho-hum: Warner Bros. is reportedly developing a Joker and Harley Quinn film, with Jared Leto and Margot Robbie coming back as Mr. J and Dr. Quinzel.
Galaxy Note 8 vs. Galaxy S8, S8 Plus: What's the difference?
In addition to the bigger size, the Note 8 features a second rear camera and the signature S Pen stylus, which differentiates it from other Galaxy phones. To see how else it stacks up against its Samsung brethren, check out the spec chart below.
Here’s how the Galaxy Note 8 stacks up against the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8
It’s been a long road for fans of Samsung’s Galaxy Note phones, but the Note 8 is finally here. Combining the stunning design of the S8 with the iconic S Pen and the biggest screen Samsung has ever put on a phone, the Note 8 looks like it could be the ultimate phablet-style device.
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This Grocery Store Cleared Its Shelves Of Foreign Foods To Make A Statement About Racism
A chain in Hamburg recently yanked all foreign food items from its shelves for a day in an effort to show how limiting xenophobia can be. In place of Spanish tomatoes, French cheeses, Greek olives, etc. were signs with messages reading “Without diversity, this shelf is rather boring” or “Our selection knows borders today.”
The Amazon-Whole Foods deal has received the green light from the FTC
In a statement Wednesday, the FTC said it was no longer pursuing its investigation into whether the $13.7 billion deal would be anticompetitive.
The Way We Board Planes Spreads More Disease
Rather than stopping flights to disease hotspots, Mubayi wants to keep them open while managing the risk. He says this avoids the economic disruption to countries and businesses from diseases, including to airlines that have to shut down their services. “We don’t have actual [economic] numbers in our study, but we can clearly see a huge advantage for airlines in using different kinds of boarding methods and not stopping these flights,” he says.
Samsung launches Galaxy Note 8 with dual camera, improved display, S Pen | ZDNet
Samsung started out its event in New York by thanking customers for sticking with the company and addressing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall up front. DJ Koh, president of Samsung's mobile communications business, said "we are here to celebrate on of the industries truly unique devices." Koh, who was clearly looking to put the Note 7 recall in the rear-view mirror, trumpeted how Samsung created the phablet category and boosted productivity. "We are here today because of your support," he said.
The Live-Action Teen Titans Series Has Found Its New Starfire and She's a Big Deal
Deadline reports that 24: Legacy ’s Anna Diop has been cast as Starfire. She’s listed as a series regular (obviously) and described as a refugee alien princess who first encounters the Titans while seeking asylum from her home planet on Earth. While this origin for Starfire maps pretty well onto her background for the comic books, it’s incredibly important to note that Diop, a black actress, will be playing one of the most iconic members of the Titans whose helped turn them into one of DC’s flagship teams.