Should you worry about malware on your phone? We asked the experts
Davis says that this year alone there will be some notable instances in how malware spreads on mobile. Intel Security predicts that ransomware, or malware that threatens users and asks them to pay money to fix their system, will be targeted more and more toward smartphones rather than PCs. “If you look at how malware writers are creating their wares, it seems to be that’s where they’re going next, and that makes us a little bit nervous,” he says. “Mobile writers in malware are going to start kitting their software, and this is something that goes on quite a bit on the PC side.”
These Millennial Innovators Are Riding The Rails Across America
"The idea is that we get to see America as it could be," Dowd said, referring both to the optimistic, international, and racially diverse group that makes up the this MTP expedition, as well as the wide range of social innovation spaces the riders are each exploring—from apps for better nutrition during cancer therapy, to building a more robust network for ongoing discourse around Black Lives Matter, to expanded access to maker spaces across the country. These young innovators each raised thousands of dollars to participate in this excursion. Ideas scribbled with Sharpies on sticky notes pepper the train windows. Throughout the journey, mentors and guests from Ideo, Stanford, City Year, the U.S. Border Patrol, Craigslist, and advertising agency GMMB will help MTP participants shape their core ideas, their design thinking, and their strategic narratives.
If cavemen ate Oreos: How to Paleo your favorite junk food
Even the Paleo diet , which nixes any food unavailable to our Paleolithic era ancestors (gluten, grains, dairy, etc.), can satisfy your savory or sweet tooth. Although the main components of the Paleo diet are meats, eggs, seafood and most produce, a few creative minds out there have devised ways to recreate your favorite processed junk foods.
Apple Names Jony Ive ‘Chief Design Officer’
Apple’s Jony Ive, the design genius often credited for Apple’s innovative and unique industrial design language over the past couple of decades, has taken on a new role at the company: Chief Design Officer. The new role elevates him above his previous SVP status, and also installs Richard Howarth as the new head of Industrial Design, and Alan Dye as head of User Interface.
Firefox’s optional Tracking Protection reduces load time for top news sites by 44%
Deal Alert: Get a $100 iTunes Gift Card for only $80
So if you buy the $100 Gift Card, it’s equivalent to getting $20 worth of apps, games, or music free. That makes it the best deal available on the iTunes Gift card currently.
Weekly Roundup: 10 new and noteworthy Jailbreak tweaks of the week (May 24)
In case you were busy last week and didn’t get a chance to take a look at Cydia , don’t worry as we have compiled a list of all the new tweaks that were released in the week which are worth checking out. The jailbreak community has progressed at the same pace as last week as it saw the release of only 10 new jailbreak tweaks.
The newly released tweaks range from providing a better experience while using Siri to bringing an amazing new look to the media controls on the Lock screen.
Penny Dreadful: "Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places" Review - IGN
The strength of this week's chapter resided in its smaller moments. Like Mr. Lyle's reaction to Malcolm telling him that he was courting Evelyn, or Ethan doing dishes with Sembene and then learning that Vanessa always ate desert for breakfast. And then the more tender moments from Victor and John during their respective scenes with Lily and Lavinia, which was great to see considering Victor's earlier sheepishness with Vanessa. The fact that Victor has feelings for Lily (and vice versa) while John is connecting with another girl really is an interesting twist on the ol' Bride tale. When it all boils down, John probably won't even mind the "betrayal" if he's got his own non-manufactured girl to love. Or not. He does have rage issues.
Turn your Apple Watch into a Casio with this Calculator Watch app
One of my favorite watch as a teenager was the calculator watch made by Casio, pretty much like the one in the image above. You can still get one for $15.
Apple Watch on pace to beat iPhone's first-year sales
Apple Watch orders are currently coming in at a rate of around 30,000 units per day — according to analytics provided by Slice Intelligence, which combed through the e-receipts of around 14,000 online shoppers who used Slice’s services.
The Void will use reality to transport you to a virtual world
Although Hickman – the illusionist behind the development of this approach – and his partners refuse to speak candidly about their technique for redirecting players, the game will essentially use subtle visual cues and a rotation of the virtual world to make players feel like they are walking in straight lines, when in reality they are moving in circles around a central point within the VR center. This allows the developers to create huge, sprawling dungeons and other sorts of ‘levels’ within a relatively small space measuring sixty feet on a side.
365-Gigapixel Panorama of Mont Blanc Becomes the World's Largest Photo
P.S. There’s technically one photo that’s (much) larger, but it wasn’t even taken here on Earth. In 2014, NASA published a panorama of the Moon’s surface that was captured over four years by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. That image is 681 gigapixels.
How to get San Francisco Font on your Mac right now
iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 are part of Apple’s upcoming releases, and there is much fanfare surrounding the launch. One notable feature however, can be had today, without the need to wait for its official release. The San Francisco Font came with the Apple Watch and is set to be a default font for the latest iOS and OS X versions . If you are tired of the standard OS X font, then you can try Apple’s newest font, San Francisco right now.
First Unboxing photos and video of the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition
The gold Apple Watch Edition comes in a colored leather square shaped box. The Apple Watch Sport comes in a long rectangular plastic box, while the stainless steel Apple Watch comes in a square shaped box as well but made of plastic.
Everything we know about Ultra HD Blu-ray, the sharpest way to watch at home
In the year 2000, we began ditching our VHS tapes for DVDs. In 2006, Blu-ray brought high-definition video to flat-screen TVs everywhere. Now we’re about to take another step forward with the arrival of Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and players. That’s right: Come holiday time, there’s going to be a whole new format to embrace – and it’s going to be awesome.
Best Deals Of The Week: 35% Off The Edge iPhone 6 Battery Powercase plus other discounted iPhone Cases [Deals Hub]
There are so many great offers in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub that it’s easy to miss one. We try to alert you to all of the best deals around, and this is your chance to catch those savings that may have otherwise slipped through the cracks. Take a look at the best deals of the week from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub. You’ll be glad you did, and your wallet will thank you, too.
5 Great Bokeh iPhone Wallpapers
If you’re a fan of blurry wallpapers, well then you’re in good company. I think blurred wallpapers always look great on home screens just because there’s no detail to take your eyes away from the icons. Even if there’s a hint of focus, it still looks pretty good. Let’s take a look at these 5 wallpapers.
Android M rumored to include update guarantees for supported devices
The rumor comes courtesy of Android Police , one of the more reliable tipster sites out there: Apparently Nexus devices with Android M installed are going to be guaranteed to get major system updates for two years and security patches for three years. That means if you buy a Nexus with Android M, you know you’ll get all system updates for 24 months.
Does the Apple Watch Sports go the distance for runners?
Apple Watch owners have had their new smartwatches for only a short time, but the early indications are the Apple Watch could be a run-away hit for some serious runners and running on empty for others.
Inside the Obsessive World of Artisanal Cocktail Ice | WIRED
Bohrer was one of the first bartenders to start slicing and dicing ice in the West Coast cocktail culture. In the early aughts he attended the Cocktail World Cup in New Zealand and watched a Japanese bartender carving a block of clear ice into a sphere in a matter of minutes—a party trick that’s commonplace in upscale Japanese bars. Before you could say blackberry bramble, he was back home carving up big blocks of ice with a chainsaw, and hand-carving spheres behind the bar for bemused bar patrons. When he brought his roadshow to San Francisco, it was game on at speakeasies and upscale eateries around the city. At about the same time, New York’s “artisanal ice” scene was kicking into gear at Richard Boccato’s Dutch Kills bar , and his affiliated Hundredweight Ice and Cocktail Services.
Last Chance To Get the Bobine Flexible iPhone Dock and iDrive Cloud Backup Bundle [Deals Hub]
You need some flexibility when it comes to your iPhone, and the Bobine Ultra-Flexible iPhone Mount provides just that. It’s the perfect accessory for providing versatility to your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus when it’s not in your pocket. The extremely flexible stand allows you to display your screen however you need it, while the cable itself serves to charge and transfer your files so you can always make the most of your iPhone.
Android stock browser vulnerable to URL spoofing
The browser patch for Chrome was distributed to Android Lollipop users through Google Play, but the fix for Android 4.4 (KitKat) will require an OS update whose availability will depend on device manufacturers and carriers, said Tod Beardsley, security research manager at Rapid7, via email.
Expedia Sells Majority Stake In Chinese Partner eLong For $671 Million
While Expedia didn’t say why it is exiting the eLong business, the overwhelming evidence points to this being a financial decision. eLong has struggled to turn in profit — it recorded a $33 million (EBITDA) loss in its recent Q1 2015. Prospects of a turnaround any time soon were remote, and the street seems happy with the divestment: Expedia shares jumped 7 percent on news of the deal on Friday.
No encryption back doors, says EU digital commissioner
Ansip was responding to worries voiced by Kaja Kallas, an Estonian Member of the European Parliament (MEP). “People trust each other more than ever by sharing their cars, by sharing their flats, but also by sharing content and accessing content online. But they also need to know their communication is secure,” she told Ansip, adding that back doors in encryption software would greatly undermine the trust in e-commerce and the economy overall.
The Rules of Engagement: How Social Media Has Changed the Landscape
Brand awareness and loyalty are critical pieces to the marketing puzzle for every small business. Consistent efforts to engage can result in lead generation, customer retention and long-term growth. However, so often the branding focus gets lost in the mix and companies become online billboards, focused on sending out messages while forgetting about the importance of real, true engagement. Are you doing what it takes, as a small business owner, to reach the right demographics through a system of targeted engagement? Do you have a process or are you throwing things out hoping something catches on?
The mobile device disconnect
. . . But PCs are the preferred devices for real work. This is where things get interesting. When asked which device they would prefer to use for a set of applications, such as email, internet browsing, office productivity tools (think Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.), and more, PCs again won out…and by a wide margin! As an example, 91% of information workers said they prefer using a PC for office productivity suites compared with only 4% that prefer a mobile device. This may seem obvious, but similar results for other apps as well: 76% prefer using a PC for browsing the internet vs. 22% that prefer a mobile device and 58% prefer a PC for email, while only 39% prefer a mobile device. So, despite an overall preference for mobile devices when not at an office deck, the reality is the PCs still are preferred when it comes to getting work done.
New NSA documents reveal plans to deliver malware through the Google Play store
Once the path to those servers was established, the NSA could intercept traffic before it reached the servers, injecting malware to specific users through a man-in-the-middle attack. The files would appear to come from a trusted app store, but they would really be coming from the NSA. From there, the NSA could deliver tools from its extensive catalog of surveillance programs , including pulling a user's contact list or reporting their location in near-real-time. Both Samsung and Google employ TLS encryption to protect against man-in-the-middle attacks like this, but cryptographers have been speculating for years that the NSA has found a way to break or circumvent those protections.
What Is Generation Z, And What Does It Want?
Our brains are becoming more attention deficient mainly because of all of the chemicals and toxins that are added to our food and water by the corporations that run the world.. Parts of the brain also start to literally shut down as we stare into screens for more than a few minutes. It's not a filter, it's brain damage. There are also hormone disrupting chemicals in our food, water, and plastic, which can alter someone's hormonal balance.. This is just one of the many ways that the elite are successfully accomplishing their gay agenda.. and turning us all against each other. They also use Hollywood, TV and corporate 'news' to subtly brainwash all of us.. They have turned men versus women, husband vs wife, black vs white, gay vs straight, false religion vs real spirituality with our Creator and His Son.. all of this is to push their luciferian agenda.. and divide and conquer all of us. Don't be fooled by the great deception! Learn the truth: www.youtube.com/ThisIsWhatsReallyGoingOn
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Baseball fan catches flying bat — and still manages to hold on to his beer
At a St. Paul Saints game on Thursday, a baseball bat went flying into the crowd — where it was caught, one-handed, by a fan with ridiculously good reflexes. The best part? The spectator still managed to hold on to his beer while making the impressive catch.
Ireland overwhelmingly approves same-sex marriage in historic vote
Irish political parties backed the Yes campaign, although opposition to the new constitutional amendment came, in part, from the Catholic church. However, support for same-sex marriage in Ireland was so clear on Saturday that prominent "No" campaigner David Quinn conceded defeat on Twitter before the official vote count came in:
The Flash: "Fast Enough" Review - IGN
Just about every actor was on their A-game in this episode as Barry and friends wrestled with the situation and its many implications. Carlos Valdes enjoyed one of his strongest episodes yet as he dealt with the lingering trauma of his death, his loss of faith in Wells, and the realization that he may have a grander destiny than he ever imagined. Tom Cavanagh continued to achieve that delicate balance with Wells/Thawne. For all his villainous deeds, there was still a clear sense of why Wells did what he did and what he was trying to achieve (even if we never did learn exactly how his hatred for Barry was born). Most importantly, the script reinforced the fatherly connection Wells feels for both Cisco and Barry. Jesse L. Martin (who, to be fair, is always on his A-game) was terrific during his multiple scenes with Grant Gustin as his character confronted the idea that he’d lose the only son he ever had and urged Barry forward anyway.
Top 10 most annoying characters of this past TV season
As you might have guessed, we've rounded up the 10 most annoying characters of the 2014-15 TV season, making this one of the most aggravation-fueled lists you'll see this year. Of course, what gets our goats might not be the same thing that gets yours, and there are undeniably dozens more that could have made this list. So you might even see one of your favorite characters on here, and if that's the case, we probably shouldn't be watching TV in the same room together. Enjoy and look out for general spoilers throughout.
Thanks, OpenTable, But I Like Being an Anonymous Diner | WIRED
For users who make payments via the mobile app, OpenTable reserves the right to share its customer dossier with the restaurant “for its own purposes.” Keeping notes on patrons is not a new phenomenon in the hospitality industry, but this formalizes the process of categorizing customers and treating them accordingly. While I love the notion that eateries will automatically be warned of my tree-nut allergies, I’m less enthused about them knowing my salary or how much cash I typically drop at dinner. Restaurants have always doled out preferential treatment to the “best” customers—but now, they’ll be able to brand them with a specific dollar sign the second they walk in the door.
Charter nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable: sources
Charter hopes its deal for Time Warner Cable will be viewed more favorably by regulators. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler reached out to the chief executives of the two companies last week to convey that the agency is not opposed to any and all cable deals, The Wall Street Journal reported. Any deal would be considered on its own merits, the paper quoted Wheeler as saying.
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Anderson Cooper: Why "No Plan B" Is The Only Plan
I’m a big believer in creating your own opportunity if no one gives you one. When you work at a company, people there tend to see you a certain way. In my case, they viewed me as a fact-checker—so the notion that I could be a reporter didn’t occur to anybody. Had I asked, they would have probably said no because I wasn’t on the right career path. Sometimes you have to do something drastic to change people’s perception of you. For me, that was hatching a plan to quit my job as a fact-checker and go overseas to shoot stories by myself. I would make the stories as interesting and dangerous as possible, and then offer them to Channel One for such a low price that the stories would be hard to refuse. I knew I could live so cheaply overseas that it wouldn’t matter how little I earned. A friend agreed to make me a fake press pass and loan me his home video camera. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but I figured I’d learn along the way.
How to answer the question: "Am I dying?"
Knowing how to interact with a soon-to-die patient isn’t something that EMTs are trained for, says O’Reilly. He had to learn on the job, by observing colleagues and relying on his own sense of empathy. It isn’t common for first responders to talk openly about their interactions with dying patients, but, says O’Reilly, it’s vital: “I feel that people want to know. It’s one of those questions that you don’t know the answer to until you’re there: What’s going to happen when I die? What’s going to happen when I’m in that situation?” he says. “Unfortunately, I’ve seen the steps prior to death, and hopefully giving this TED Talk can give people comfort knowing that it’s not going to be that bad.”
Where good ideas come from
People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London's coffee houses to Charles Darwin's long, slow hunch to today's high-velocity web.
5 ways to listen better
In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.
Connected, but alone?
As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.
Vietnam 40 years on: how a communist victory gave way to capitalist corruption
It was this shift that allowed the Coffee Lady in 1988 to leave the textile factory to become a trader. Each morning, she says, she would get up at 4am to prepare coffee in time to travel across the city. By 5am, she was sitting on a small chair outside the newspaper office. Change was all around her during the 1990s. Foreign investors were allowed to come in and private businesses were encouraged – free trade, free markets, profits for some, wages for others. Behind the scenes, the government was sending signals of compromise to Washington. It stopped asking for the $3.5bn reconstruction aid or compensation for Agent Orange and war crimes. It even agreed to repay the old Saigon regime’s war debt of $146m. By 1994, the US was appeased and lifted the trade embargo that had been throttling Vietnam for nearly 20 years. The World Bank, the IMF and other donors began to help. The economy started growing by up to 8.4% a year, and Vietnam was soon one of the world’s biggest exporters of rice.
The Galaxy-Sized Video Game
The game’s chief architect is a thirty-four-year-old computer programmer named Sean Murray. He is tall and thin, with a beard and hair that he allows to wander beyond the boundaries of a trim; his uniform is a pair of bluejeans and a plaid shirt. In 2006, frustrated by the impersonal quality of corporate game development, Murray left a successful career with Electronic Arts, one of the largest manufacturers of video games in the world. He believes in small teams and in the idea that creativity emerges from constraint, and so, in 2008, he and three friends founded a tiny company called Hello Games, using money he raised by selling his home. Since then, its sole product has been a game called Joe Danger, about a down-and-out stuntman whose primary skill is jumping over stuff with a motorcycle. Joe Danger, released in several iterations, earned a reputation for playability and humor. (In one version, it is possible to perform stunts as a cupcake riding a bike.) But it was hardly the obvious predecessor to a fully formed digital cosmos. No Man’s Sky will, for all practical purposes, be infinite.
3 rules to spark learning
It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.
This insane device promises to give you perfect vision for the rest of your life
This has other benefits, too. Anyone who gets this bionic lens surgically implanted would never get cataracts, since the eye’s natural lenses, which are prone to decay, would have been replaced with these artificial ones. And this is much safer than laser surgery, which involves burning away healthy corneal tissue and also results in other complications, like problems with glare and trouble driving at night. Webb’s solution has none of these issues; the quality of your vision will always be perfect, and it will not deteriorate over time.
Don't regret regret
We're taught to try to live life without regret. But why? Using her own tattoo as an example, Kathryn Schulz makes a powerful and moving case for embracing our regrets.