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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.

5 ‘Error 53’ fury mounts as Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6

California-based tech expert Kyle Wiens, who runs the iFixit website , says this is a major issue. “The ‘error 53’ page on our website has had more than 183,000 hits, suggesting this is a big problem for Apple users,” he told Guardian Money. “The problem occurs if the repairer changes the home button or the cable. Following the software upgrade the phone in effect checks to make sure it is still using the original components, and if it isn’t, it simply locks out the phone. There is no warning, and there’s no way that I know of to bring it back to life.”

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.

Live Now: Watch 12 Startups Pitch The NFL At 1st And Future Here

NFL is a professional sports league in the United States that acts as a trade association for franchise owners to promote the sport, license team names and logos, collect dues and royalties, and develop new programs. NFL is one of the popular sports leagues of the U.S., which is comprised of 32 franchises that compete each year to win the Super Bowl, the world's biggest annual sporting event. It …

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.

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.

10 Why Amazon could be about to open 400 physical bookstores

Amazon has another small advantage over Barnes & Noble. With millions of data-points on consumer reading trends from ebooks at its disposal, Amazon is well-informed on what’s hot and what’s not and could stock its shelves accordingly. Indeed, its current outlet in Seattle hints at how Amazon stores could be set up — it has a section for bestsellers, another with books rated 4.8 stars and above, and readers’ reviews from are, naturally, included. It also serves to promote Amazon’s e-reader and tablet devices.

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.

JR Raphael on Twitter

The danger of blind brand loyalty:  Read. Commit. Pass it on. This sort of silliness doesn't serve any of us well.

How to watch tonight's ABC Republican debate online

The debate is scheduled to take place at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., and will be hosted by ABC. It will be moderated by World News Tonight anchor David Muir and Martha Raddatz. Coverage is slated to begin at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT), with the actual debate set to start at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).

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.

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."

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.

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

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

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

Twitter's Facebook-style timeline could arrive next week

While a Twitter spokesperson declined to comment on the report, we know it is looking for ways to spark user growth, and the assumption that this could make the site easier to read might push the feature forward. Of course, longtime users and information addicts are worried we'll lose the current sorting option. At this point, it seems that all we can hope for is that it's not the default, but even that assumes the current sorting option won't be snatched away, either all at once or gradually the way Facebook did it.

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.

App Pack: The Best Mobile Apps for Watching (or Attending) the Super Bowl

With the biggest television event of the year less than a week away, it’s time to load up your phone with some crucial apps that’ll help you better enjoy the Super Bowl.

GitHub is undergoing a full-blown overhaul as execs and employees depart — and we have the full inside story

"There was a remote culture and very little hierarchical structure which worked wonderfully when they were 30 and 50 people, but at 500, it doesn't work. Chris has decided that the leadership team needs to be in the building and managing, so remote is not an option for senior executives."

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.

Here are the best Super Bowl 50 commercials so far

If an ad really captures you, we encourage you to click on the links in each of the descriptions -- that's where we analyzed all the commercials, giving props to the creators where applicable, breaking down the implications, and generally just diving gleefully into the Ad Bowl -- possibly a more competitive, more vivid, more interesting spectacle than the actual Big Game itself.

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.

FOSDEM 2016 - Interview with Lennart Poettering
systemd and Where We Want to Take the Basic Linux Userspace in 2016

That’s a very good question. The are many factors which play into that, and lines are blurry. Basically, if something is a reasonably low-level userspace component, highly generically useful, required in most applications of the OS, would benefit from tighter integration in the OS layer, and has a clear future in tomorrow’s technology, then it might be a job for systemd. What also plays a role is whether there’s already a convincing implementation around, and last but not least whether we actually have the manpower to provide a solution we can be content with ourselves.

Google will slap big red warning on legit sites hosting bad ads | ZDNet

Stepping up its drive to stamp out the distribution of bad ads through its own ad business, Google will now use Safe Browsing tech to block shady ads across the entire web.

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.

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 .

The Secret To Learning New Skills Twice As Fast

A doubling of performance over such a short period of training is a big deal. Musicians could learn new skills faster—a guitarist could practice their scales on different parts of the fretboard, for example, and perhaps the principles could be used to help amputees learn to use their new prostheses faster. The study has, note the authors "strong implications for rehabilitation."

#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?

A new iPad Air 3 drawing shows off Smart Connector, four speakers, and a thicker frame

On January 31, a report surfaced that showed a case cut-out for the iPad Air 3, which indicated all of the above features. As it stands, it seems likely that Apple will include four speakers, Smart Accessory support with the Smart Connector, and a rear flash on the iPad Air 3. Apple Pencil support seems like a shoe-in, too.

Google launches Android Studio 2.0 beta with Cold Swap, app indexing improvements, and multi-touch support

App Indexing : In the first preview of Android Studio 2.0 you could add indexing code stubs into your code. With the beta release, you can now test and validate your URL links with the built-in validation tool (Tools => => Android => Google App Indexing Test).

iPad Air 3 rumors: Everything we know so far about Apple's next tablet

Plausible? 3D Touch is one of the hallmark features of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and is similar to the pressure-sensitive display in the Apple Watch and pressure-sensitive trackpad in the 12-inch MacBook. It would be a little strange if Apple didn’t bring the iPad in line with the rest of its devices, but the company didn’t put 3D Touch in the iPad Pro, either, so perhaps KGI’s supply chain forecast is on point.

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.

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When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

After years of waiting, we have a release date for the new Doom

To mark the occasion of a locked-in launch date, Bethesda has also released a new trailer showing off some of that campaign, featuring plenty of blood, guts, and a smattering more blood.

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."

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.”

You should probably know what dabbing is

Dabbing was originally a form of marijuana use, but much like the term “dope,” it has gone on to form a second meaning all its own. The dance originated in Atlanta, where a handful of rappers, most notably rap group Migos and frequent collaborators Jose Guapo, Skippa Da Flippa, and PeeWee Longway, popularized dabbing in their music videos and mixtapes.

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" Is More Than the Sum of Its Undead Parts

Zombies roam the countryside, and any carriage ride or public ball could turn into a brain feast, so survival is the number one concern for everyone. There’s still a streak of classism—Charles Bingley’s sisters, for example, look down on the Bennetts for receiving their training from a Shaolin temple in China instead of in Japan like the upper classes. But the sisters aren’t simply competent survivors like the rest of their peers—they’re superwarriors, slicing apart zombie hordes and rescuing men left and right. In a world where survival is a daily struggle against a supernatural phenomenon, the Bennetts don’t need men to protect them; they can afford to seek a partner based on genuine affection.

What Are Some Of The Biggest Mistakes That Good Employees Make?

Great employees are able to do whatever they are given, whether it's a huge, valuable project or just a list of tasks that need to done. Being consistent and correct goes a long way toward being one of the best employees. However, those employees may not take risks, because they just want to do what they are told. They see their job as a set of guidelines and tasks, and as long as they complete them, they'll be okay.

GitHub is undergoing a full-blown overhaul as execs and employees depart — and we have the full inside story

"There was a remote culture and very little hierarchical structure which worked wonderfully when they were 30 and 50 people, but at 500, it doesn't work. Chris has decided that the leadership team needs to be in the building and managing, so remote is not an option for senior executives."

Here's how much the iPhone's software has changed over time

Over time, Apple has dramatically changed the way iOS looks, having introduced a slew of new apps and an entire redesign, which launched on the iPhone 5s in 2013.

Mozilla to end development for Firefox OS on smartphones in IoT shift | ZDNet

Mozilla has decided to exit the realm of smartphone operating systems, and intends to move the focus of Firefox OS to Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Consequently, after May and its 2.6 release, there will be no Mozilla staff involved in the development of Firefox OS for use on smartphones.

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61 Let’s try emotional correctness
62 The US needs paid family leave -- for the sake of its future
63 Meet the man behind, the Internet's OG troll
64 Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter
65 How my mind came back to life — and no one knew
66 7 Ways Clutter Is Ruining Your Life
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68 Uber rebrands itself with new icons and a 'substantial' logotype
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75 Google found one of the most fun uses for 3D Touch yet
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