"Keep showing up every day and trying to get better. Don’t count yourself out."
Microsoft Windows 10 Update Interrupts Weather Funny Fail
Try not to laugh or grin while watching this Microsoft Windows 10 free download update interrupt weather news blooper. Can you say Microsoft Windows 10 tutorial? Subscribe for more funny videos 2016: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_... WATCH MORE Trending Videos SNOWDEN - Official Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlSAi... Kelly Ripa's Return https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8f4i... X-Men: Apocalypse | Final Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jer8X... Brothers Convince Little Sister of Zombie Apocalypse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hVWE... Videos chistosos 2015-Videos chistoso-Videos graciosos-Videos de risa 2016-videos engraçados [P.5] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mkzqg... SI TE RÍES O SONRÍES CON ESTE VIDEO 2016 PIERDES // Best Funny Fail Compilation ★Try not to laught https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DslRU...
Twitter cofounder Biz Stone launched a startup, then pivoted it, and now he's launching the original idea all over again
Jelly uses a routing algorithm to determine who to ping to answer your question. For example, say you ask a question about a Jeep. The question will go to people who Jelly thinks know about Jeeps, based on previous content they've read or interacted with on the app. If no one in Jelly's network knows much about Jeeps, it will move on to people who know about trucks and cars. And if no one knows about trucks and cars, it will move on to people who know about adventuring and mechanics. And so on, until someone writes an intelligent answer.
Users average 50 minutes per day on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram
Facebook’s “family of apps” strategy is a wild success. While some might have expected it to roll Instagram into Facebook and leave chat in its main app, keeping Instagram independent and splitting off Messenger into a companion app has helped it solidify itself as more than just a ubiquitous utility, but as a downright addiction.
It’s OK Not to Use a Smartphone
For day to day use the main reason the
flip phone is better is battery life. If you don't turn it on, it lasts forever
- I can go down in the basement and get phones I've used in India years
ago and they still turn on. While traveling across US airports, I can leave a flip phone 'on' all day for emergency calls or airline updates
without having to charge it at the
end of the day. Try leaving a smart phone on in your pocket all day -
you'll have to charge it wherever you end up at the end of the day. For US travel, I'll carry a smart phone to slip my sim in if I need to
use map navigation, but I find the flip phone much easier for day to day use: I turn it on and keep it in my pocket and don't have to charge it for days at a time.
Amazon’s Web Services are shining in its latest earnings beat
The big one here, in particular, is Amazon Web Services. AWS has become a go-to for most businesses, so it’s not surprising that it’s seeing that segment continue to grow steadily. The company is posting huge year-over-year growth here, meaning that demand is still increasing, despite increasing competition from companies like Google. More and more, it looks like AWS is going to be a huge second line of business for the company, especially if it continues to grow at this rate. For the trailing twelve months, it’s about a $9 billion business.
Facebook Revenue Soars on Ad Growth
The social network on Wednesday said advertising revenue jumped 57% in the first quarter to $5.2 billion from $3.3 billion. Mobile ads, which command a higher price than those shown on desktops, accounted for roughly four-fifths of that revenue.
Dead Apple employee identified as 25-year-old software engineer, report says
An Apple employee found dead at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on Wednesday has reportedly been identified as a 25-year-old software engineer.
Google is talking about selling self-driving car tech to Fiat-Chrysler
Fiat Chrysler has been talking with many players outside the car sector about possible collaborations, as car technology has become a prime area of interest for Silicon Valley companies including Alphabet's Google, which has built a prototype self-driving car.
Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in Tomb Raider reboot
Ex Machina star Alicia Vikander has just been cast to star in the next Tomb Raider . The Hollywood Reporter reports that Vikander will play a young Lara Croft setting off for her first adventure in the upcoming Warner Bros. film. Norwegian director Roar Uthaug ( The Wave ) is attached to direct.
Facebook: 60 percent of government requests come with gag order
Facebook also noted in its report that data requests have gone up 13 percent in the second half of 2015, and that the number of posts that have been censored due to local laws have also increased. Part of the reason for the latter is almost entirely due to a photo related to the Paris attacks. The image is said to have violated French laws protecting human dignity, and therefore access to it was restricted, but only in France due to a request from the French government.
Amazon Web Services grabs $2.5 billion in revenue in Q1 2016, up 63% over last year
Amazon today released its earnings statement for the first quarter of the year, and things are looking up, as usual, for its Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud division. AWS fetched $2.56 billion in revenue for the quarter.
Fuzzy details pulled from “enhanced” photo to bust child predator
The CNN video hints at other computer programs used in the HSI's investigations, including a photo-matrix display that shows a circular arrangement of photo thumbnails—possibly to triangulate common elements in faces and other details—and an audio spectral analysis program, likely used to compare voices in various cases and isolate possible audio clues. However, the CNN report was wholly lacking in names of programs or software vendors involved in such cases—and it even named the major PhotoDNA initiative without giving credit to its creators at Microsoft .
Amazon stock soars more than 11% on Q1 revenue of $29.1 billion and record profit
It’s that time of year again when investors wonder: “How’s Amazon doing?” and then Amazon tells them.
Artificial intelligence now fits inside a USB stick
The AI community has reacted positively to the announcement. Facebook's Director of Artificial Intelligence Dr. Yann LeCunn said he's "been hoping for a long time that something like Fathom would become available ... With Fathom, every robot, big and small, can now have state-of-the-art vision capabilities." while Google's AI Technical Lead Pete Warden said that "Fathom goes a long way towards helping tune and run these complex neural networks inside devices."
Google is building a new hardware division under former Motorola chief Rick Osterloh
Glass : The homeless Glass gets a home! Project Aura, the new team that is building the next version of the wearable headgear, among other stuff, is moving under Osterloh. Tony Fadell, Nest’s CEO, who ran Glass since it moved out of Google X last year, is staying on as an “adviser” to the team, Re/code has learned. Fadell remains the CEO of Nest, the hardware maker that is a separate Alphabet company.
U.S. House unanimously passes email privacy bill
(Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday to require law enforcement authorities to get a search warrant before asking technology companies to hand over old emails.
We Finally Know What Happened to Japan's Lost Black Hole Satellite
After a full month spinning out of control in space, Japan’s Space Agency has finally figured out how it lost control of Hitomi, a very expensive satellite that was hunting for black holes. This also means the agency will never get it back.
Gaming Platform Steam Now Accepting Bitcoin - CoinDesk
Confirming a long-rumored move, gaming and digital media platform Steam is now accepting bitcoin payments through processing service BitPay.
Twitter aims to boost its visibility by switching from ‘Social Networking’ to ‘News’ on the App Store
Following yet another quarter of sluggish user growth , Twitter has changed how its flagship mobile application is categorized on Apple’s iTunes App Store. Instead of competing against Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Pinterest, and others in the crowded “Social networking” category, where Twitter had previously ranked in the top 10, the company has moved its app to the “News” category, where it’s now #1.
Twitter founder Biz Stone launches Jelly (again) as a search engine
To be fair, the latest iteration of Jelly (which is also on the web in addition to iOS ) looks a lot different than the original. It ditches the card interface of Jelly 1.0 for a sleek design that looks a bit more like a traditional search engine. It also doesn't require an account to browse topics or ask and answer question — a hurdle that may have stymied the original Jelly's growth.
Google and Fiat Chrysler said to be close to self-driving 'technical partnership'
"Every car company is trying to get into the tech space right now because they all know their future depends on it," says Karl Brauer, auto industry analyst for Kelley Blue Book. "At the same time, tech companies are trying to understand how to transition from software, interface and personal device production into the much more complicated world of automotive manufacturing. A Google/FCA tie-up could simultaneously put both companies in lead in this critical race."
Adam Savage Builds an IRON GIANT Bolt in One Day | Nerdist
Master maker Adam Savage isn’t taking a long vacation after 14 years of MythBusters , as you might expect. Instead, he’s going full-steam ahead with Tested.com and a number of builds that he completes in just one day. They range from Hellboy’s famous sword to a detailed Cylon from Battlestar Galactica to a gorgeous LEGO automata of Sisyphus forever rolling a boulder up a hill. The one day builds, usually condensed to just over 10 minutes, are not only fun to watch, they highlight why Adam Savage is a great host adept at creating just about anything.
Pandora up 6% on strong earnings but Rdio and Ticketfly buys don’t pay much yet
Pandora can’t stay put. The Internet radio business is becoming standard in streaming apps. But if it can use its loyal listener base to sell concert tickets and on-demand access, it could remain a major force in music to our ears. The problem is that it should have seen this all coming. We sounded the alarm back in 2011 when Spotify announced a radio feature. But Pandora is still struggling to get in tune.
The Important Statistics That Are Missing From Most Diversity Reports
Over the past few years, leading technology organizations—like Microsoft—have begun releasing internal numbers, which divulge the demographics of the companies as a whole, as well as the diversity breakdown of talent and information about the outreach programs the companies participate in. It’s become a trend, almost—companies admitting that they need to focus on diversity and then releasing statistics to highlight their commitment to the issue. Other companies, including Slack and Pinterest, have hired positions with titles like "Head of Diversity" to more directly combat this issue. And while strides are undoubtedly being made, perhaps a full story isn’t always told.
Icahn bails out on Apple stock
Icahn bails out on Apple stock
Carl Icahn, one of the biggest cheerleaders for Apple (AAPL) stock for years, said Thursday he sold his entire position in the gadget maker on concerns of its uncertain future in China.
Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/26xTEtS
Billionaire Icahn Exits Apple Stake After Three Years
Billionaire Carl Icahn, who first disclosed his stake in Apple Inc. almost three years ago, has sold out of his position because of concerns about the company’s relationship with China, the activist said Thursday.
HP built one of the nicest Chromebooks we've ever seen for $500
Of course, the Chromebook 13 is running Chrome OS, which is built around Google’s Chrome browser. You’re limited to cloud-based apps like Gmail, but Google has been increasing the amount of offline features available. Thanks to the Chrome Web Store, you’ll also get access to apps like Netflix, YouTube, and Microsoft Office. Google’s spent a lot of time working on great apps for its Chromebooks, and you can run many Android apps on it, too. We saw the Android version of Evernote running during our demo.
Apple Music for Android Now Supports Music Videos
Apple Music has been updated to version 0.9.8. With it, Apple is adding support for music videos, something that iOS users have had for quite some time. For Android users, you’ll find new music videos that are both new and popular in the “New” section. And if you want to watch a specific music video, you can search for it as well.
Microsoft limits the Cortana search box in Windows 10 to Bing and Edge only
“Unfortunately, as Windows 10 has grown in adoption and usage, we have seen some software programs circumvent the design of Windows 10 and redirect you to search providers that were not designed to work with Cortana,” Ryan Gavin, Microsoft’s general manager of search and Cortana, said in a statement. “The result is a compromised experience that is less reliable and predictable. The continuity of these types of task completion scenarios is disrupted if Cortana can’t depend on Bing as the search provider and Microsoft Edge as the browser. The only way we can confidently deliver this personalized, end-to-end search experience is through the integration of Cortana, Microsoft Edge and Bing – all designed to do more for you.”
Hey, Game of Thrones, WTF Is Up With Dorne?
On a surface level, Ellaria Sand and the daughters of the late Oberyn Martell assassinated Prince Doran, tired of waiting for him to get around to taking revenge on the Lannisters for the many, many Martells killed at their commands. It’s almost as if the Sand Snakes had watched season five themselves, and got bored waiting for something interesting to happen in Dorne. Certainly now that Doran is dead, things are about to move a lot faster.
Oops! Tinder’s new friend-finding feature, Tinder Social, is outing which of your friends use the app
Tinder announced this morning it’s testing a new friend-finding feature called “Tinder Social” in its popular dating app. The idea is to offer a way for you and your group of friends to find and connect with other groups out in the real world. Similar to how Tinder works for finding prospective dates, Tinder Social lets friends swipe and match with other groups they want to meet. Unfortunately, Tinder users who are being opted into this feature by default are surprised to find that it automatically displays which of their Facebook friends are also using Tinder – information not everyone wants revealed.
The Mad Dash to Get Injured Superathletes Like Steph Curry Back on the Court
After diagnosis, they’ll try to decrease swelling with ice, compression, and anti-inflammatory drugs, and protect the injured area with tape and braces. That might be enough to get the player back on the court if the pain is manageable. But, like in the case of Curry, the physician might call for testing to see if more treatment is necessary. MRIs can estimate the water content in different tissues to create a 3-D image of the body part. For a knee, it provides a picture of a ligament sprain, soft tissue bruise, or cartilage damage.
The Oddly Fascinating Quest to Design the Perfect Desk Lamp
"When we approach any project the ideal is nothing---nothing except the function," Murray says. With the FADE Task Light, "every step along the way was trying to achieve that core idea." The final product achieves it handily. The lamp is gorgeous to look at, a pleasure to operate, and a beautifully conceived departure from the form factor the Luxo L-1 established nearly 80 years ago.
Uber says tipping drivers isn’t expected, but let’s be honest: it is
"I'm sorry if customers find it irritating or inconvenient to tip but the workers who are providing services to them are trying to make a living or pay their bills with this work," Liss-Riordan said in an email. "People may not like tipping waiters either but that's how they make their money. Sure, tipping is not 'cool' for customers but the entire hospitality and service industry depends on it. And if riders are annoyed about not being able to tip drivers on the app, they should all let Uber know that they want the option on the app. If both drivers and customers ask for it, then maybe Uber will listen to that."
Insane ‘Swooping’ Skydiving Makes Your Tandem Jump Look Lame
The goal of canopy jumping, also known as swooping, is to descend as quickly as possible, then fly as fast, or as far, as possible just inches above the ground. Top competitors like Bartholomew and her husband Curt jump from an altitude of just 5,500 feet and deploy a 64-square-foot parachute. That sounds downright crazy when you realize most skydivers jump from 13,000 feet and wear a chute almost four times larger. Spinning top over bottom is the best way to retard the deceleration of the parachute. Top swoopers can clock speeds of 80 to 100 mph as they skim the ground.
Why So Many Doctors Are Advising Startups
It's a challenge to quantify the exact number of doctors moving into health tech; even if a large physicians' group like the American Medical Association (AMA) tried to keep track, it would need to determine whether to include doctors that advise startups but still practice one or two days a week, or just those who have left medicine altogether. I suspect that the former category is much larger. Suffice it to say, though, that Weiss is far from alone—the migration of doctors into the health tech space is noticeable.
Facebook in class of its own as ad revenue soars
Facebook's ad revenue jumped 57 percent to $5.2 billion in the first quarter as the company's growing user base lured more advertisers to its platforms.
YouTuber builds a working hoverbike using propellers, still has both legs
Now that the word ‘hoverboard’ has been misappopriated by underwhelming pseudo-segways, perhaps its time to turn to the hoverbike instead.
7 Essential Apps for Aspiring Chefs, Even the Lazy Ones
There are apps to help you convert measurements from tablespoons to cups, apps that help you balance out your noodle-to-sauce ratio, recipe apps that can offer suggestions of what you should cook tonight based on what’s hiding in your fridge. And of course, if you like to cook but hate to shop, there are apps that will have uncooked ingredients delivered to you. All you have to do is bring the heat.
LinkedIn membership rises 19% to 433 million, increases revenue 35% to $861 million
LinkedIn has reported its Q1 2016 earnings with $861 million in revenue and an earnings per share of $0.74. Its user numbers also grew 19 percent to 433 million, something the company called its “strongest net-add quarter since the beginning of 2014.”
HP’s New Laptop Is a Whole Lotta Chromebook for $550
For anyone who uses a browser and web apps for the majority of their work, that $550 configuration should be plenty. It’s a good-looking machine, but the main draw is its light-and-lean build: At 2.8 pounds and half an inch thick, it has very similar dimensions to the 13-inch MacBook Air. And just like every other laptop that has ever existed, it has the new MacBook beat in terms of ports: Two USB-C, one full-size USB, and a headphone hole. HP and Google are claiming the laptop gets 11 hours of juice per charge.
Yahoo's $8 Billion Black Hole
Of course, the big difference between Apple and Yahoo is that Apple didn’t have an extremely valuable stock portfolio or a thorny tax situation. Mayer and Yahoo’s investors have long agreed on the need to separate Yahoo from Alibaba. That would turn the stake into cash while removing the uncertainty around Yahoo’s valuation. The problem is that if the company simply sells its stock portfolio, it could face a tax bill of $10 billion or more. One way around this would be to sell Yahoo’s core business to a company like Verizon, a move first floated by Starboard Value in 2014 but resisted by Mayer. Instead, her preferred solution was a tax-free spinoff, a novel maneuver that would allow her to maintain Yahoo’s independence—and keep her job as CEO. The plan was for Yahoo to park its Alibaba stock in a new company, called “SpinCo,” along with a small Yahoo division—a sort of player to be named later that would ensure the Internal Revenue Service treated SpinCo as an operating business rather than as a tax shelter. The new company could then be sold back to Alibaba tax-free.
Students Invented Gloves That Can Translate Sign Language Into Speech And Text
“Many of the sign language translation devices already out there are not practical for everyday use. Some use video input, while others have sensors that cover the user’s entire arm or body,” Pryor told UW Today. “Our gloves are lightweight, compact and worn on the hands, but ergonomic enough to use as an everyday accessory, similar to hearing aids or contact lenses.”
SpaceX’s Plan to Reach Mars by 2018 Is … Actually Not That Crazy
Let that sink in. Depending on your definition of “as soon as,” that means sometime between 20 and 32 months from now. But Musk probably meant roughly 24 months, because May 2018 is when the next best Mars launch window opens—a period when the red planet’s orbit brings it closest to Earth’s. His company SpaceX has a lot to do in the meantime. Like, finish building the rocket it will use to launch the spacecraft, and figure out how to land the damn thing on Mars’ surface.
Mad Scientist Builds Fully Functional Hoverbike
Because a thermite-blasting cannon isn’t crazy enough, Colin Furze used a pair of motors and propellers designed for parasailing to build himself a fully functional flying hoverbike . It’s easily one of the mad scientist’s most dangerous builds to date, but seeing how maneuverable it is almost makes us want to build one too.
SpaceX breaks Boeing-Lockheed monopoly on military space launches
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX an $83 million contract to launch a GPS satellite, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin Corp ( LMT.N ) and Boeing Co ( BA.N ) have held on military space launches for more than a decade.
Microsoft's Mobile Roller Coaster Ride: 9 Contributing Factors - InformationWeek
Microsoft has never excelled in smartphones, but its mobile strategy has taken a turn for the worse. What went wrong, what will come next, and are there signs of hope? Here's a closer look.
The California kid: Jared Goff, top NFL Draft pick, tackles NFL career with characteristic chill
When the moment of truth arrives and the first pick of the 2016 NFL Draft is announced Thursday, Goff's old coaches from Marin Catholic and Cal will be with him. Goff's sister and parents will also be at his table in Chicago's Auditorium Theatre, ready to cheer him loudly as he takes the stage if the Rams call his name first.