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TechCrunch was invited to tour ESPN Live's mobile studio for the Superbowl in San Francisco. ESPN is slated to create 45 hours of on-air content at this temporary location. With two official sets and plenty of space to film more casual conversations on the lawn, there is a constant buzz of celebrities, hosts, producers and camera technicians jumping between the ten different shows being filmed on-site. Lucas Matney goes behind the scenes.

Astonishing, rare images of the Vietnam War from the winning side

Many of these photographs have rarely been seen in Vietnam, let alone in the rest of the world. In the early 1990s, photojournalist Doug Niven started tracking down surviving photographers. One had a dusty bag of never-printed negatives, and another had his stashed under the bathroom sink. Vo Anh Khanh still kept his pristine negatives in a U.S. ammunition case, with a bed of rice as a desiccant.

Twitter To Introduce Algorithmic Timeline As Soon As Next Week

Say hello to a brand new Twitter. The company is planning to introduce an algorithmic timeline as soon as next week, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Twitter says it’s ‘suspended over 125,000 accounts’ related to terrorism

Twitter today said it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts that were used to make threats about or promote terrorist activity, especially as it pertains to ISIS.

iPhones 'disabled' if Apple detects third-party repairs - BBC News

The latest software update for iPhone 6 handsets is allegedly rendering the devices useless if it detects repairs not carried out by Apple.

Holy Sheep, this GoPro commercial will make your heart race

The thrilling escapade starts on top of a mountain, includes a moment where a herd of sheep stampede to get out of his way — complete with panicky "baaaa"s — and ends with Miller bumping along on his bum on a country road.

6 Ways to Use Periscope for Your Business : Social Media Examiner

I can definitely relate to the “head-spinning”. A few points that make Periscope a great choice to use. 1. It’s free and the opt-ins you’ll get are the highest quality I’ve ever seen. 2. It’s the fastest way to expand your influence as your viewers can share with their audience. Essentially, you have the ability to tap into audiences you would never have reached before. 3. It’s new but growing very quickly. That means you can be an early adopter for anyone else in your niche. 4. It’s super easy. 5. It reduces the time it takes for the know-like-trust-buy cycle since people are literally connecting with you and getting to know you. I have a few tips on my site that can help you.

8 Big Social Media Marketing Mistakes Businesses Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Please refrain from signing up for every social media platform out there. Yes, it’s important to be in more than one place, but not when you’re just starting out. Especially for small businesses, it’s much easier and more effective to master one platform before you branch out to the next. If you rush to create a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, LinkedIn, Google+, Slideshare, Vine, and Snapchat and begin madly posting incoherently on all of them, you will look like you don’t know what you’re doing. And when you finally throw up your hands and abandon most of your platforms because you can’t do justice to them, it looks even worse. Would you purchase something from a company that’s projecting how inept they are? I wouldn’t — this type of activity does nothing to engender trust, which is the basis of any customer relationship.

Marian Prokop on Twitter

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Google is exploring wireless charging for self-driving cars

Wireless charging solves a few problems for the makers of self-driving people-movers. An efficient system would allow Google and other manufacturers to use smaller, lighter batteries than the ones in current electric vehicles, slashing the cars' overall price. Plus, accessible wireless charging removes a barrier to traveling for children, the elderly and people with certain disabilities, IEEE notes.

How to Beat San Francisco’s Gnarly Super Bowl Traffic

The city says it’s got a plan to keep everybody moving. It’s rerouting buses, establishing detours for cars, ramping up subway service, and encouraging people to walk, or at least ride a bike. We weren’t sure it’s enough, so we raced through the city using public transit, a car service, and a bike to see what works best, and how well San Francisco is prepared for Super Bowl traffic.

How To Fix Tech’s H-1B Problem

I’m a Canadian who has spent a sizable fraction of his adult life working in the USA, so immigration, especially as it relates to the tech industry, is a pretty personal subject. I was at a Waterloo Engineering alumnus event in San Francisco this week (it turns out there are almost 2,000 of us in the Bay Area) and, inevitably, the arc of every conversation bent towards immigration, and how Kafkaesque it can be, even for us fortunate Canadians .

8 best Mac games: top OS X titles to satisfy your gaming itch

Originally launched in 1999, the influence of real-time strategy classic Homeworld runs deep in the DNA of today's fantasy RTS games. Homeworld went beyond the genre's traditionally flat battlefields by allowing you to position your fleet of spaceships anywhere in a 3D map of space. The extra freedom requires a whole new level of tactical nous, which you'll need if you want to get through its 30-hour campaign without tearing your hair out. When you're not overseeing ship formations and tactics, you'll be monitoring fuel levels, harvesting resources and fighting against gravitational pull to keep your squad together.

Dutch police train eagles to fight illegal drones (Video) | ZDNet

IS IT DANGEROUS FOR THE BIRDS? In nature, birds of prey often overpower large and dangerous prey. Their talons have scales, which protect them, naturally, from their victims' bites. Of course, we are continuously investigating any extra possible protective measures we can take in order to protect our birds.The Dutch National Police has asked the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientifi c Research (TNO) to research the possible impact on the birds' claws. The results are not yet known. We are working closely with the Dutch National Police on the development of our services. More robotics Research alliance announces moonshot: Reverse engineering the human brain Over the next five years, computer scientists at several prestigious research institutions hope to unlock the secrets of human learning.

Ben Kuchera on Twitter

I'm trying to work out how I feel about Twitter employees JUST NOW figuring out what Twitter is like for people

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. Startup May Be Filing For An IPO

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. Startup May Be Filing For An IPO

Silicon Valley Should Join the War on Terrorism

We have to encourage companies and individuals who rely on encryption to recognize that our security is threatened, not encouraged, by technologies that place vital information outside the reach of law enforcement. Developing technologies that aid terrorists like Islamic State is not only harmful to our security, but it is ultimately an unwise business model.

Why Super Bowl ads aren't the touchdown of advertising

A single airing of a Super Bowl ad costs as much as five million! On the other hand, that same ad played on the mobile platform is cheaper, can be exposed to a wider, more relevant audience, and run for a longer period of time. On mobile you can also A/B test several versions of your video ad and continue running with the highest-performing version. However, a Super Bowl ad may draw negative backlash from the audience, leaving the brand a lot of crisis management to deal with.

Messaging app 'Wiper' launches streaming service for indie flicks

Wiper, the popular secure mobile messaging app, today announced an additional $2 million in funding, and the launch of its indie film streaming service.

Amazon adds the ability to order an Uber from Echo

To test this out on your Echo, you’ll need to adjust its location in the ‘Settings’ section of the Alexa App. From there, add the skill in the ‘Skills’ (a collection of learned behaviors, or add-ons) section and link your Uber account.

Parrot wants to 3D print your designs, pay you in drones

Drone company, Parrot, is calling on the crowd to create some really cool 3D printed accessories for its latest quadcopters, the Minidrone and Bebop.

Here's How Twitter Is Trying To Make The Most Of The Super Bowl

Twitter will help brands use the platform to get more eyeballs on their TV spots with reminders from within the mobile app. For example, earlier this week, LG released a teaser for its first-ever Super Bowl commercial featuring Liam Neeson, and anyone who retweeted the spot will get a push notification from Twitter when the ad is about to air to remind users to tune in. "Historically with the Super Bowl, you see interaction between what brands are doing on TV and on Twitter," says Josephson. "This year you’ll see a more premeditated version of that happening."

Facebook Pages Can Reply to Comments Privately: This Week in Social Media : Social Media Examiner

In this blab from February 5, 2016, Michael Stelzner and guests discuss the top news in social media. Topics include the new private message page reply feature on Facebook (2:20), updates to Twitter (15:58) and the latest changes to the Facebook News Feed (31:41). Subscribe to future shows here .

#RIPTwitter? Calm down – algorithmic tweets won't ruin Twitter

There’s simply too much riding on that traditional reverse-chronological view for Twitter to just kill it. Journalists (one of the key Twitter demographics when it comes to influencing others to talk about the service and try it) need the reverse-chronological view to do their jobs. And anyway – if you can’t see all the tweets in order, how would new tweets become popular enough to be shown in the ‘Top Tweets’ section we see in the screenshot above?

The HTC Vive isn't limited to perfectly square rooms

Looking beyond gaming, Yang believes VR devices will get so compact that they'll become standalone computers, to the point that they'll eventually replace our laptops and thus let us set up a virtual workspace wherever we go. You won't need to pay a premium for a large monitor, because in the virtual world your screen can be as large as you want it to be, or you can even have multiple screens. But of course, we're still years away from that vision.

U.S., Britain consider letting spy agencies, police seek email, chat data from companies

(By Mark Hosenball, Reuters) – U.S. and UK spy agencies and police may soon be allowed to directly ask media companies in each others’ countries for email and online chat data for people being investigated, under a tentative bilateral deal, officials said on Friday.

28 on Twitter

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Why former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is 'pleased' to own Twitter stock

They have had a bit of a tough run from a stock-price perspective, but over the longer run, I think they'll continue to be a great company. I think they'll improve what they're doing, and I'm pleased to be a shareholder."

Verizon follows T-Mobile's lead and makes its go90 video app free to stream

Verizon is making its nascent go90 video app a bit more appealing for post-paid subscribers. In an app update, the service will no longer count against your plan data.

Apple Confirms That If You Mess With Your Home Button It Will Brick Your Phone

Earlier today the Guardian reported on mounting “fury” over a mysterious “Error 53” appearing on iPhones repaired by unauthorized repair providers. The report includes a quote from an unnamed “specialist” journalist (whatever the hell that is) who claimed that Error 53 will “will kill your iPhone.”

32 on Twitter

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Axe says the absolutely right thing about what makes a man

In a market saturated with six packs and hyper-masculine norms, Axe's new "Find your magic" ad campaign is telling men that it's OK to be the man you want to be, whether that involves vogueing in heels, streaking naked, or cuddling tiny kittens. The only common theme: you don't have to be the man society wants you to be. Just do you.

Chris Sacca on Twitter

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Always Be Closing: The ABC's of Sales in the Modern Era - TechRepublic

Companies hire salespeople to drive revenue, but it turns out that the majority of sales reps spend very little of their time actually doing the jobs they were hired to do. According to Pace Productivity, just 22% of a typical sales rep’s week is focused on selling. So how can organizations set their sales teams up to succeed? Give them the tools, guidance and support they need to do what they do best: Sel l. In this eBook , we’ll explore ways to do just that, with a focus on the trends shaping today’s buying—and selling—process.

An Introduction to DocFX (Channel 9)

About a month or so ago I realized that creating great API documentation was difficult. I decided to #lazyweb the problem directly to twitter. As it turns out there was already an awesome solution in the works called DocFX that was in use at the main .NET Core site! I immediately jumped on it to try to learn more: it is fantastic. I reached out to Peter to see if he would spend some time discussing (the now open source) project and he was gracious enough to oblige. Would love your thoughts!

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.

Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you've never noticed

Roman Mars is obsessed with flags — and after you watch this talk, you might be, too. These ubiquitous symbols of civic pride are often designed, well, pretty terribly. But they don't have to be. In this surprising and hilarious talk about vexillology — the study of flags — Mars reveals the five basic principles of flag design and shows why he believes they can be applied to just about anything.

Looking past limits

Activist Caroline Casey tells the story of her extraordinary life, starting with a revelation (no spoilers). In a talk that challenges perceptions, Casey asks us all to move beyond the limits we may think we have.

The US needs paid family leave -- for the sake of its future

We need women to work, and we need working women to have babies. So why is America one of the only countries in the world that offers no national paid leave to new working mothers? In this incisive talk, Jessica Shortall makes the impassioned case that the reality of new working motherhood in America is both hidden and horrible: millions of women, every year, are forced back to work within just weeks of giving birth. Her idea worth spreading: the time has come for us to recognize the economic, physical and psychological costs of our approach to working mothers and their babies, and to secure our economic future by providing paid leave to all working parents.

Meet the man behind, the Internet's OG troll

So far, he’s glad to see that the reaction to the Trump redirect has been mostly positive, and he plans to keep the domain as is throughout the election season. “The common negative email so far has been, ‘You’ll be sorry when Trump finds out!’ – but I’ve tweeted Trump personally about the site,” Connelly says. “Like hell, I’m scared.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter

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How my mind came back to life — and no one knew

Imagine being unable to say, "I am hungry," "I am in pain," "thank you," or "I love you,” — losing your ability to communicate, being trapped inside your body, surrounded by people yet utterly alone. For 13 long years, that was Martin Pistorius’s reality. After contracting a brain infection at the age of twelve, Pistorius lost his ability to control his movements and to speak, and eventually he failed every test for mental awareness. He had become a ghost. But then a strange thing started to happen — his mind began to knit itself back together. In this moving talk, Pistorius tells how he freed himself from a life locked inside his own body.

Excavation uncovers remains of high-status women at Stonehenge

The cremated remains of 14 women have been discovered at Stonehenge, challenging prevailing perceptions about the prehistoric monument. A recent excavation of “Aubrey Hole 7”—one of 56 pits dug outside of the iconic circle of stones—uncovered the bodies of nine men and 14 women, who were buried between 3100 BCE and 2140 BCE. Long bone pins, believed to be hairpins, were also unearthed during the excavation.

7 TED Talks to make your commute go faster

These engrossing stories will make your drive -- or train ride -- fly by. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you won't feel an ounce of road rage. And you won't miss a thing if you can't watch the visuals.

The 50 richest people on earth

Its latest ranking of the world's billionaires found that 29 of the top 50 hail from the US and nearly a quarter made their fortunes in tech. To crack this list, you'd need to have a net worth of at least $14.3 billion. And for the most part these people weren't born with a silver spoon. More than two-thirds are completely self-made, having built some of the most powerful companies , including Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, Google, Nike, and Oracle.

Laptops are getting destroyed by cheap USB-C cables

Over the past year or so, one of the biggest tech stories has been about one of the smallest things: a USB plug. Specifically, the new USB Type-C plug and port, which promises to become the single thing that we can use to connect all our devices, from monitors to phones to computers to whatever we dream up next.

The Pentagon’s official F-35 bug list is terrifying | ExtremeTech

The laundry list of problems continues. There’s no Verification Simulation in place for the F-35, despite eight years of work and $250 million in funding. The average availability of the F-35 for operations was 51% in 2015, well below the 60% availability goal. (This metric has, at least, improved in recent years.) The F-35 spent 21% more time down for maintenance and waited 51% longer for parts than anticipated. Between 10-20% of the fleet was grounded at any given time, due to the need to rework the aircraft to install upgrades or for repairs.

What should the future of capitalism look like?

Dambisa Moyo : We, the international community, very successfully convinced a whole swathe of emerging market countries that they should be more democratic and they should be more market friendly. You look at a place like South Africa, which in 1994 had about 25% unemployment; 20 years later in 2014 they had 25% unemployment and the population had increased. When you spend time with their policymakers, they say, ‘We did everything right. We opened our market, we have trade, we started to take on more debt internationally so we could be more transparent. We did everything right, and here we are in a very dire situation.’ Russia I would argue is somewhat on that path, as is Brazil, as are many other countries in the world. The fundamental point that I’m trying to raise is liberal democracies, market capitalism, state capitalism — those models are not fixed endpoints. It is a live and evolving issue. Right now there is a massive vacuum in the discussion about what sort of policies can create economic growth, and it’s the same in the political frame.

Can you tell who's the mom in this selfie?

Kaylan Mahomes recently snapped a selfie of her twin sister and mom, and the Internet is flummoxed — who is who in this photo? Is that the mom on the right ... or is that really Kaylan's twin sister? Maybe it is Kaylan herself.

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