Angry customer casually smashes up iPhones in a French Apple Store

"Apple is a company that 'violated' European consumers' rights. They refused to reimburse me, I told them: 'Give me my money back'. They said no. So you know what's happening? This is happening!" - before wrecking another iPhone.

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An iPhone hack can now be cashed in for $1.5 million

Specifically, the company is looking for a zero-day, remote jailbreak in iOS 10 which means removing Apple's software restrictions on an iOS 10 device you don't physically have access to. The "zero-day" bit, in hacking terminology, means the exploit has not been publicly disclosed (and thus Apple would have zero days to fix it after it became active).

Nintendo brings back the Famicom for retro gamers in Japan

After announcing the NES Mini for the western market in July, Nintendo is now set to delight fans of its 80s game consoles in Japan with the palm-sized Famicom Mini .

Google’s Pixel phone event: what to expect

Now that Apple has had its big fall phone event, it’s Google’s turn to show off its goods . And that’s going to happen next week, October 4th, at an event in San Francisco. We’ll be there live covering the event soup to nuts, with a live blog and more. But if you want a heads up for what the rumors suggest that Google’s likely to announce, you’ve come to the right place.

Next year's iPhone may have no bezels, home button

The iPhone 7 isn’t even out yet, but we’re already hearing a number of rumors about the iPhone 7S or the iPhone 8, which isn’t due out until 2017. It seems as though we’re in for some major changes with the iPhone 7S/8, including a switch over to OLED screens, a larger 5.8-inch iPhone, a return to glass backs, and more.

Amazon's next game will have a Twitch-centric wager system

The new digital currency is called Stream+ and allows Twitch viewers to earn "loyalty points" as they watch live games unfold and use them to bet on the outcome of key moments. The longer they watch, the more they accumulate, but additional points can be earned by participating in public polls. Twitch is staying clear of real-money gambling on its service and instead showers fans with in-game rewards as they move their way up the loyalty point leaderboard.

2017 Land Rover Discovery is the LR4 redefined - Roadshow

British off-road royalty returns with sleek new looks and its old nameplate.

Google reorganizes cloud services under new ‘Google Cloud’ brand

Today at its Horizon business-oriented cloud computing conference, Google announced the launch of the Google Cloud , which includes the Google Cloud Platform public cloud infrastructure, but also Google Apps for Work, enterprise versions of Android and Chrome OS, and application programming interfaces (APIs) for machine learning and enterprise mapping services. This amounts to a significant rebranding in the Google division of parent company Alphabet.

The more you play 'Hello Neighbor,' the smarter its villain gets

He'll install CCTV cameras if you once snuck in from his front door, for instance, and memorize the shortcuts you'd taken while running from him in the past. It's as if you're actually repeatedly sneaking into the house of a real person, who's getting real tired of your antics. You win once you reach your neighbor's basement and reveal his secret despite all the traps he laid out.

HTC’s virtual reality app store launches today

Viveport, HTC’s app store for its Vive virtual reality headset, is going online worldwide today. Viveport opened exclusively in China this spring, and developers were able to register for a larger beta last month, but the store is now launching publicly in around 30 countries. As part of a 48-hour launch celebration, several Vive titles will be discounted to $1: a new version of Wevr’s theBlu , The Music Room Mini , Mars Odyssey , Firebird - La Peri , and Stonehenge VR .

Hiker's dramatic video of two snakes fighting reveals rare sight

When snakes wrestle, it's not to the death but to overpower the weaker snake and eventually mate with the female snake waiting for the winner nearby. But if the female snake is of a different species, this sort of a sparring match seems like a wasted effort since snakes can only mate with their own kind.


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This is the highway you will be driving on in 20 years

has developed roadways consisting of hexagonal, connected solar panels. To avoid destroying solar cells by painting highway lanes, LED road markers are fitted to the solar panels. By using LEDs, direct messages can be sent to drivers in a certain area, and the lane markings can change immediately if an accident occurs. Low energy heating implemented in the Solar Roadways can reduce the number of accidents occurred by slippery roads, as the temperature on the surface will stay above 32 °F.

Watch live as the Rosetta probe 'softly’ crashes into comet 67P

The ticker at the top of the European Space Agency's live stream says it all. Days at comet: 786; days until end of mission: 0. After launching from Earth back in March 2004, the Rosetta space probe is preparing for its final mission — a controlled landing onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, where it's been in orbit for the last two years. The impact is expected to happen at approximately 11:18AM Universal Time or 7.18AM ET, and you can watch along  with the ESA's live stream .

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What all that metadata saved from Apple iMessages could mean for law enforcement

Google delays major Android Wear 2.0 update to 2017

Although it's disappointing that we won't see Android Wear 2.0 this year, Google has released its third developer preview of the operating system, which brings some exciting new features. The biggest addition to the latest developer preview is the Google Play Store. Users will now be able to browse, search and install apps right from their wrist.

HTC launches Viveport, its VR app store

HTC is the maker of the HTC Vive, the $800 VR headset that enables “room-scale” experiences. The Viveport store, which previously was open only in China, is a way to highlight some of the best experiences available on the Vive, and it will coexist alongside similar stores, such as those run by Oculus, Valve, and Samsung.

Salesforce urges EU to probe Microsoft, Linkedin antitrust issues

BRUSSELS U.S. software company Salesforce called on EU regulators on Thursday to investigate antitrust issues related to Microsoft's $26 billion bid for social network LinkedIn.

Step Up Your Smart-Home Security Now

Update the firmware. Use the instructions that come with the device. (Often, you can do this with the product’s app.) Even update a brand new product, because this can change day to day. If the product has an auto-updating option, use it. Set a calendar reminder every month to check for updates on all of your cameras, thermostats and other smart home products.

'Stop Obama handing over US internet control': Four states sue in last-ditch bid | ZDNet

The attorneys general for Arizona, Oklahoma, Nevada and Texas filed the suit in the Southern District of Texas, asking a judge to block the US government from handing over its oversight of the internet's domain name system, or DNS, to California-based non-profit ICANN.

25 DevOps Vendors Worth Watching - InformationWeek

We don't claim that this is an exhaustive list of all the DevOps tools and products in the marketplace. To be honest, the market is so dynamic that such a list would be out of date by the end of the week. Instead, these are 25 vendors and their tools and products you should know about if you're making the move to DevOps. The tools and products tackle different aspects of DevOps and do so in different ways.


All good things must come to an end, and so it will be tomorrow when the Rosetta spacecraft makes its planned soft landing onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko , the culmination of 2 years of close-up studies. Solar power has waned as 67P's orbit takes it and Rosetta farther from the sun, and so the mission team decided to go on a last data-gathering descent before the lights go out. This last data grab is a bonus after a mission that is already changing theorists' views about how comets and planets arose early in the solar system. Several Rosetta observations suggest that comets form not from jolting mergers of larger cometesimals, meters to kilometers across, but rather from the gentle coalescence of clouds of pebbles. And the detection of a single, feather-light, millimeter-sized particle -- preserved since the birth of the solar system -- should further the view of a quiet birth.

You can now spend money on the first iPhone 7 headphone jack case

When Apple  removed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, it was not a question of if, but rather when, an onrush of cases with built-in 3.5mm headphone jacks would be flooding crowdfunding sites and stores.

When is a crash landing not a crash landing?

In other words: it's about closure. Some of the scientist involved in Rosetta have been working on the project for nearly 20 years. Planning and designing, waiting and working. Remember the footage from 2014, showing Professor Monica Grady jumping for joy at the news that Philae had landed on the comet? That's what this work means to people! Add in all these elements — the slow landing, the data collection, the psychological weight — and it's clear why this isn't a crash landing. It really is a grand finale.

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French guy calmly destroys everything in Apple Store with steel ball

This morning, a disgruntled customer walked into the Apple Store in Dijon, France and started destroying various products with a steel ball of the kind that’s used in the classic French game Pétanque . If you’ve ever played the game, you know they’re very heavy.

Evolving BPM in the face of cognitive computing - TechRepublic

In this 3-part video series, Jim Casey, senior offering manager for IBM Smarter Process gives insight into how the BPM discipline is evolving in the face of cognitive computing.

Nintendo’s Japan-only Mini Famicom lets you out-hipster gaming friends

Sure, you might think you're the most hip, cool, finger-on-the-pulse of gaming kinda guy having pre-ordered Nintendo's upcoming emulation box, the Nintendo Classic Mini NES . But after you've invited everyone round to fawn over the detail in the Mini NES cartridge slot, served a few light beverages, and began to feel really good about your choices in life, along comes your older, beardier, always-slightly-more-trendy friend. Tucked under his arm, just in sight, is Nintendo's Japan-only Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer, otherwise known as the Mini Famicom.

Ping! The psychology of tech compulsions - Chips with Everything tech podcast

We explore how our addiction to notifications and alerts influences how we use technology and go about our everyday lives

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Package-Delivery Drones Likely Years Away From Federal Approval Inc. and others have been touting plans to use drones to deliver packages to consumers, but safety experts and federal documents indicate widespread flights aren’t likely before the next decade.

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Trump now says his company never paid a consultant 2 go to Cuba and never discussed how to make the biz trip look humanitarian. He's a liar.

Today in Apple history: Macs get that iSyncing feeling | Cult of Mac

Sure, there were other proprietary apps that would let you sync a specific device to your computer, but iSync’s wireless approach made it something everyone could do. In short, it made it painless — which is something Apple is still trying to perfect today with services and features like iCloud, iTunes backup, Handoff and the ability to easily drop files from your Mac to your iPad, or your iPhone to your MacBook.

This Chef’s Ambitious Menu Is A Model For Creative Reinvention

There’s this natural feeling I have for cooking. I like it, because it feels most honest to me. When I do it, I feel like I’m my most honest self. I wouldn’t be happy not doing it. But also when people tell you you can’t do something, that serves as excellent fuel to prove them wrong. To sort of push yourself even harder. When people say you can’t, there’s this natural tendency to say, 'Well, yes I can.' If I could go back, maybe the best advice I could give myself would be to just be a little more patient, though, for things to happen. And even with things I’d dream of wanting to happen, remember that those all come with other responsibilities. That it’s not always that beautiful romanticizing something. The reality takes so much more effort. And be okay with that.

Google wants to educate students about universities right from search results

Google is constantly tweaking its search results page to include more information typically found deep within websites, and now its search engine will surface college and university data starting today. Now, when a user searches for a school using Google, the results page will show information culled from the US Department of Education's College Scorecard. That includes the school's graduation rate, its average total cost with financial aid, the average salary after attending that school, and the institution's acceptance rate and undergraduate tuition cost.

'Luke Cage' star Mike Colter says his Netflix show 'has no agenda,' but there is a nod to #BlackLivesMatter

"We have a lot of black people on our show," the actor said. "We’re in Harlem. We have a musicality, a vibe, and all that says to people that we probably are in a better position to speak on that topic than most people and to bring up things of that nature than most shows. And if we do, I’m all for it and I’m not going to shy away from that."

This 3-year-old beauty blogger will show you how to look effortlessly beautiful

This 3-year-old beauty blogger will show you how to look effortlessly beautiful

Key tech players create non-profit AI alliance

Notably absent are Apple and Open AI , the non-profit research think tank created by Elon Musk in 2015, though it’s possible they will be late additions. It’s foreseeable that as AI develops as the next industrial revolution, preceded by IoT, that a number of watchdog organizations will develop to respond to the challenges of AI particularly in regard to changes to the workforce in some sectors and the social challenges like robotic ethics. The next few years will be a time of fascinating research and discussions for all.

IGNITION 2016: Barry Diller and Joey Levin to reveal why Expedia and IAC are flying high

We're thrilled that Joey Levin, CEO of IAC, and Barry Diller, chairman and senior executive of IAC and Expedia, will be speaking together at Business Insider's flagship conference, IGNITION 2016 , this December.

Germany taps tech to help refugees find community, fit in

Claudia Langeheine, president of Berlin's Landesamt für Flüchtlingsangelegenheiten [State Office for Refugee Affairs], ticks off just a few of the issues her office faces: "The children have to get an education, young people need the right [training] to get proper jobs and young women will live their own lives here in Germany," says Langeheine. "How do you go about ensuring they can, how do you help them become German, meet Germans, and partake in society and culture?"

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The Best Part of Waking Up Is This R2-D2 Coffee Press

Like any coffee press you add your grounds and boiling water and after a few minutes of brewing followed by a quick plunge, you’re left with 32-ounces of joe, about four cups worth, which is maybe enough to keep you fueled until about 10am.

Google Quietly Expands Ride-Sharing Service

Alphabet Inc.’s Google has quietly opened its Waze ride-sharing service to San Francisco-area users, expanding a pilot program and confirming the company’s interest in the lucrative ride-hailing industry.

InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Leadership Jobs - InformationWeek

In 2016, median base salary for IT management professionals -- including CIOs, CTOs, and VPs -- is $112,000 annually, and has remained flat in the past 12 months. Of course, certain management roles are commanding a much higher compensation package than the median, and we're highlighting 10 of them here. See how your compensation stacks up.

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