2 Jul 2015 - Global
(Science China Press) The classical Brownian motion, resulted from microscopic molecule collisions, has been found for more than one hundred years. Recently, researchers disclosed the macroscopic... Brownian motion phenomenon of the interiorly driven liquid metal tiny motors in alkaline solution. The driving force comes from propulsions of the hydrogen bubbles generated from bottom of the millimeter scale tiny motors contacting the substrate. The established optical image contrast platform distinguishes clearly the running trajectory of such hydrogen gas stream.
(Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) In a scientific breakthrough, researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhi Nagar have fashioned... bacteria to emit intense, hard X-ray radiation. Published in Optics Express this month, they show that irradiating a glass slide coated with nanoparticle doped bacteria, turns the cellular material into hot, dense plasma, making this a useful table top X-ray source with several potential applications.
Looking good, Pluto NASA's New Horizons probe is starting to get a clearer view of the dwarf planet and its five moons as it speeds through space toward a historic Pluto flyby on July 14. A new... timelapse gif shows Pluto and its largest moon Charon coming into focus as the craft flew about 21 million miles closer to the dwarf planet over the course of a little less than a month. See also: New photos of Pluto give a glimpse of its surface, even from millions of miles away As Charon circles Pluto in the gif, the moon's dark pole starts to revolve and Pluto's strange dark and light patches become more clear. These images may not seem like much at first, but they are some of the best views we have of a world that has never been explored at close range before. And boy does it seem like a weird...
If you've spent any time looking at the average satellite image of Mars, you'd be forgiven for concluding that our nearest planetary neighbour is actually just one gigantic sandy wasteland. But as... this close-up image of the Aureum Chaos proves, Martians don't just hide in the sand.
Starting this month, any smartphone made after July 1 that will be sold in the State of California is legally required not only to have a kill switch feature but must also have it turned on by... default. But considering the expenses and work that will be required to have devices specific to California only, this practically means the kill …
Who cares about OPSEC with slack laws and busy cops? A 20 year-old Brazilian kid has pumped out more than 100 banking trojans selling each for around US$300 a pop, Trend Micro researchers say....
State Government commits to iiNet's NetApp/Cisco/VMware cloud The Australian state of South Australia has signed up for cloud services offered by local internet service provider iiNet....
For the first time ever, Facebook has decided that it will share as much as 55 percent of ad revenue to video creators whose content will have some video ads attached to it. While this seems like a... move to encourage more video makers to upload to the social networking site instead of, say, YouTube, the arrangement isn't as clear …
Operator error, not Skynet, is early suspect A 22 year old man was yesterday killed by a robot at a Wolskwagen plant in Baunatal, Germany....
A cache of documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden details spying targets, including the UN's general secretary, according to a new report.
The search giant is under fire after its Photo app offensively mislabeled user's photos. It points to another challenge Silicon Valley companies have to face when developing next-gen tech:... sensitivity.
Apple senior executive Jonathan Ive has officially assumed the role of "Chief Design Officer" at Apple effective today, after being promoted from his previous role of "Senior Vice President of Design"... nearly six weeks ago. Apple has updated Ive's executive profile on its leadership website to reflect the design chief's new position as Apple's third active C-level executive alongside CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri. Apple announced in a company-wide email last month that Ive would be promoted to Chief Design Officer on July 1 and turn over his day-to-day management of the company's design teams to Richard Howarth and Alan Dye, who have both been elevated to vice president positions. Ive will remain responsible for all of Apple's design, with a focus on redesigning Apple Stores and other...
If you're a fan of Valve's DotA 2 MOBA, chances are every year you look forward to The International, which is basically the biggest DotA 2 championship tournament of the year. Last year's The... International saw its prize pool nearly hit the $11 million mark, but it looks like this year's tournament has surpassed that and with time to spare too. As it stands, the prize pool is sitting at a whopping $15 million which is not only way past the near-$11 million mark from last year, but it even surpassed the prize pool of more traditional sports, such as the 2015 Masters golf tournament from this year whose prize pool was "only" $10 million. Also considering that Valve has only put $1.6 million of their own money to kick off the pool, this means that nearly $14 million was contributed by...
The iPhone continues to sell like hot cakes -- 74.5 million units in the second quarter of 2015 -- but the Apple Watch appears to be far away from catching up.
It's been a couple of years since Edward Snowden and The Guardian introduced us to the NSA's spying tool called XKeyscore. Now, The Intercept has published new details about it from 48 documents... Snowden provided, revealing that it's a lot more powerf...
PayPal, the online payments company weeks away from an expected spinoff from eBay, will end up paying about $890 million for Xoom.
Earlier this year the internet was abuzz with rumors that Apple was working on a car of their own. Whether or not those rumors are true remains to be seen, but in the meantime should Apple be working... on such a project, or if they are at least interested in the idea, it seems that BMW wouldn't mind collaborating with them. This was revealed by BMW's production chief Oliver Zipse who stated that the company would be open to the idea of forming a partnership with Apple to build such a vehicle. Zipse was quoted as saying, “We live in a world of partnerships," when asked if he could picture the company building cars for another company, such as Apple. That statement could not ring more true as earlier last month, Baidu announced that their partnership with BMW would finally come to fruition...
Researchers at the Hanover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT), University of Hanover, Germany, have developed a self-contained fiber optic sensor for smartphones with the potential for use in a... wide variety of biomolecular tests, including those for detecting pregnancy or monitoring diabetes. The readings of the sensor can run through an application on a smartphone which provide real-time results. When properly provisioned, the smartphone-user has the ability to monitor multiple types of body fluids, including: blood, urine, saliva, sweat or breath. In case of medical applications, the sensor readings can be combined with the GPS signal of a smartphone and users can then be guided to the next drug store, hospital or the ambulance.
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CyanogenMod, the developers of the popular Android ROM of the same name, have just revealed they are working on an open-source browser called Gello, packed with options for customization. The browser... is based on Google's Chromium, and is currently in development for Android. CyanogenMod has released a handful of images to tease us with, along with a 5-minute demonstration video. …
We already know a few of the important details about the coming OnePlus 2 smartphone. Some images of the front and back of the device leaked late last month giving us a glimpse at what the smartphone... will look like. Fast forward a few days and the One Plus 2 smartphone has crossed the Bluetooth SIG and some benchmarks have …
The Apple Watch has just started selling in stores, after its online launch in April, but new reports are already detailing Apple's plans for the second-generation device. DON'T MISS: New Device... Provides Secure and Anonymous Wi-Fi With an Incredible 2.5-mile Range According to Korean news site Naver, the Apple Watch 2 will have the same design of its predecessor but some subtle changes are also expected. The device will keep its rectangular screen, which will come in the same 38mm and 42mm sizes complete with same resolutions as the original Apple Watch - that means 340 x 272 and 390 x 312, respectively. LG will continue to provide AMOLED displays for the Apple Watch, including the second-gen versions though the
Garmin has had navigation devices even before GPS became cool, but the onslaught of smartphones and tablets threaten its dominance. In order to keep up with the times, it has upgraded its product... lines with new features to match those mobile devices. Its outdoor handhelds, for example, now have a touchscreen. Appropriately called the eTrex Touch, the new 25, 35, …
Formula E might still be in its infancy but it is gaining new fans with every race. Now it is to star in a videogame for the first time, with every competing car from the 2015 season appearing in the... latest Forza Motorsport. Forza 6 will feature more...
Back in during all the madness of E3 last month, when developer Bethesda first announced Fallout 4, they also mentioned that those who buy the Xbox One version of the game would get a free... downloadable copy of 2008's Fallout 3. Other details were slim at that time, such as if the deal required the purchase of the limited edition …
Banners and browser settings are not enough, you muppets French privacy watchdog CNIL has snarled at 20 websites for failing to comply with EU cookie laws....
Autonomous vehicles are the future of driving and there is no way we will get away from that. Like most cool new features, initially the only way to get the ability for your car to drive autonomously... will be to buy a new car that has the tech built-in from the factory. The good news for folks who don't want …
LONDON — Whenever England lose at a large sporting event, the reaction is normally widespread grumbling and weary, well-what-did-we-expect-anyway style negativity See also: English football fans... stand up to racism with parody video after Paris metro incident Not on Thursday, though. Despite the absolutely heart-wrenching way in which the England women's football team exited the World Cup on Wednesday night, the reaction has been refreshingly supportive and positive. Here's what people had to say: A lot of people were keen to show support for Laura Bassett. Amazing to see how proud the Nation is of the #Lionesses especially the support or @laurabassett6 who has been outstanding, a true hero! — Natasha 'Mo' Hunt (@NHunt09) July 2, 2015
Panasonic P55 Novo features an integrated Infrared blaster with Peel Smart Remote app to control TV, Set-top boxes, air conditioners and other gadgets.
The Canon 5Ds is capable of some crazy resolution. Here are our first impressions so far.
Buoyed by growing sales, India will overtake the US to become world's second largest smartphone market by 2017, says a report.
on demand now Register here to watch our on-demand Regcast, where we look at why the human factor is an important internet security risk....
Your Independence Day could use a few more stars (and maybe some stripes). Fourth of July barbecues aren't all about the food; they're also about celebrating America's colors. If you're planning on... entertaining your neighborhood with a big blowout, it's important to dress up your space for the occasion. See also: 16 DIY Projects for a Red, White and Blue BBQ Of course, you don't need to bust open your wallet to sport as much red, white and blue as humanly possible on our nation's birthday. All you need is a simple cloth, some paint and patriotism. Image: Mashable, Miles Goscha Materials Needed:
What is a vast grassland doing in the middle of the world's largest rainforest? The answer has won respect for the fire-starting ways of indigenous people
California-based Yuneec has just announced the newest addition to their Typhoon line of personal-use drones: the Typhoon Q500 4K. As you can imagine, the flagship features of this model include a... camera capable of 4K video recording and 12MB still images. The drone's flight controller, which allows both experienced and beginner pilots to operate the UAV with ease, also has …
Researchers at University of Hanover, Germany have developed a self-contained fiber optic sensor for smartphones for tests, including those for detecting pregnancy or monitoring diabetes.
The joys of a simple Twitter slanging match. Sprint's CEO Marcelo Claure has taken T-Mobile CEO John Legere's criticism of his new "All-In" wireless plan badly. It's like being in a playground with... very wealthy people.
Earlier this week we talked a bit about the record setting aircraft called Solar Impulse 2. The plane had become grounded in Japan after weather over the Pacific wasn't favorable for the flight to... Hawaii to continue. After sitting grounded for a while, the aircraft was finally able to take off again on its record setting journey. Currently Solar Impulse …
Monster Employment Index, a monthly gauge of the country's online job demand rose by 49 points to 202 in June this year from 153 in the same period last year.
AG alarmed at pre-emptive Chocolate Factory legal moves Attorneys General representing 40 US states have filed an amicus brief backing Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood's investigation into... Google....
Apple will continue to release new iPods, it has been revealed, regardless of the rise in ownership of smartphones. And it is expected to announce some newly coloured models soon, if images spotted on... the new build of iTunes are anything to go by. With...
Industry groups say provisions could be used to force companies to allow third-party access to systems, provide encryption keys or even hand over source code.
Facebook is about to start sharing ad revenue with brands that post videos on its site. Like YouTube, the social networking giant will split revenue almost down the middle in a move likely to see... publishers posting more video content on the site. The post Facebook to follow YouTube and start sharing ad revenue with video creators appeared first on Digital Trends.
Prince is starting to remove his back catalog from music streaming services, with tracks disappearing from Spotify and Rdio so far. They're still available on Google Play, Deezer and Tidal--though... it's not clear how long that will last.
Donald Trump's recent statements about Mexican immigrants caused Univision, NBC Universal and Macy's to sever ties with the Republican presidential candidate. But, in an interview with the Golf... Channel this week, Trump stated that his comments were met with "tremendous support" from the golf community “I’ve had tremendous support from the golf world, because they all know I’m right,” Trump told Tim Rosaforte of Golf Channel. In response, the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, USGA and PGA of America released a joint statement Wednesday saying those comments are untrue. See also: Macy's follows NBC's lead and severs ties with Donald Trump
3D hip replacements and in-factory stuff finder also earn applause The inventor of Microsoft's F# programming language is among those being awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering's prestigious... silver medal....
The NHS may no longer be reliant on NHSmail for email services
TVPlayer, the ad-supported live TV streaming platform in the UK is extending its channel offering with a new Plus premium subscription option. For £4.99 a month subscribers will be able to watch more... than 25 additional channels, including Lifetime, History,...
According to a new national scale analysis and map of water used in hydraulic fracturing operations, oil and natural gas fracking in the United States is now consuming over 28 times the water it did... 15 years ago. The maps are part of a study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), accepted for publication in a journal of the American Geophysical Union, just days after New York State officially banned fracking.
The BMW i8 already looks like a car from the future, but this new version of it might be even more so. Just the other day we saw Toyota boasting about the mileage of its own hydrogen fuel cell Mirai... and now BMW has come out with one of its own. Not a commercial model yet, though. This still unnamed …
Think of Anki Overdrive as slot cars for the smartphone age. With upgrades, achievements and characters, it’s a perfect marriage of smartphones with physical toys. The system debuted two years ago... and the company has steadily upgraded the system since. But today, the company revealed the ship date and price of its next generation product, Anki Overdrive. Anki debuted the Overdrive…
Chatbots are notoriously difficult to make work well . But now Google's developed a new conversational AI that uses neural networks to learn from movie dialogue--and it can just about hold down... conversations about ethics and VPN problems.
Indian consumer electronics and home appliances major Videocon on Thursday launched Z51 Nova+ smartphone at a price tag of Rs.5,799.
When Arnav Kumar started looking for his first car, he was determined to buy a used one to save money. The process of sorting through online listings and trying to figure out which ones were... legitimate was so tedious that he gave up after a day. To save other buyers from the same headache, Kumar founded Gozoomo, which just landed a $5 million Series A from returning investors SAIF Partners.
Was Baroness McDonagh pushed or did she jump from sinking ship? The chair of the government's controversial smart meter programme, Baroness McDonagh, has left her post after recently criticising the... roll-out of the widely hated scheme....
When your core business is essentially dependent on the Internet, it makes sense that you'd want everyone to have access to the Internet as well. Google has its Project Loon and Facebook has... Internet.org. Of course, those are lofty goals, but the question is always "how". Unlike Google's balloons, Facebook will be using satellites, drones, and lasers. Yes, lasers. Mark …
It's been almost a year since UK retailers Dixons and Carphone Warehouse tied the knot. Life as a combined entity, known as Dixons Carphone, is off to a good start: profits are up and the company made... efforts to expand its presence, including the lau...
LONDON — Let's admit it: whenever there's a lull in a tennis match, we all secretly start hoping that a ball boy will fall over. This doesn't make us bad people; it's a natural human reaction, the... same as the one that made you sort of hope someone would trip up when they walked across the stage during graduation; it's the reason You've Been Framed is still a staple of British TV after 25 years. See also: 16 things that are almost guaranteed to happen at Wimbledon 2015 Luckily, Wimbledon's never short of a fail or two. We've rounded up a few fail highlights from recent years to showcase tennis' clumsy side.
North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the small number of foreigners who can access it with relative freedom... by blacklisting and blocking social media accounts or websites deemed to carry harmful content.
Google apologises after identification program in new photo app put 'gorillas' label on picture of black couple.
Prince giveth, and Prince taketh away. On the same day that the Purple Rain writer shared a new track, HARDROCKLOVER, on his Soundcloud page, he also began removing his back catalog from music... streaming services. The Purple One's music is no longer accessible on Spotify, and a note on his artist page reads: "Prince's publisher has asked all streaming services to remove his catalog. We have cooperated with the request, and hope to bring his music back as soon as possible." Billboard reports that his music was also removed from Rdio.
Google apologized after an identification program in its new photo app put a "gorillas" label on a picture of a black couple.
Rhodri Marden leaps into the unwelcoming arms of artificial intelligence.
The pose, the location and even the angle from which we take a picture of ourselves reveal a lot about our personality.
A German court reaffirmed that YouTube was only responsible for blocking copyright-infringing videos which had been brought to its attention.
Google apologized after an identification program in its new photo app put a "gorillas" label on a picture of a black couple.
'Failed projects have long been an expensive cliché ... this is no exception' The towering scrapheap of NHS IT failures may about to rise further, with the increasingly expensive GP Extraction... Service IT system deemed not fit for purpose by the government's spending watchdog....
We first saw Anki Overdrive, the company's follow-up to the hugely successful robot toy racing game Anki Drive, in San Francisco in February and were already amazed at just how much more advanced it... was in comparison to its predecessor. But although the...
PM Narendra Modi launched the much-awaited Digital India programme, pledging that it will bridge the divide between the haves and have-nots.
A seventeenth-century university has become the victim of a twenty-first-century crime. Harvard University on Wednesday announced that on June 19, it discovered a breach in the IT systems of its... Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration, currently impacting eight different schools and administrative organizations at the university. A copy of the memo from Anne Margulies, VP…
Sharing a Wi-Fi password in a room or office isn't exactly a herculean task. One can write it down, for example. It can, however, certainly be made easier. And by easier, Microsoft means automagical.... That's why it invented Wi-Fi Sense as a way to easily share Wi-Fi credentials with friends so that they can easily connect to the same network …
It’s been a busy couple of weeks in tech news, despite the traditional summer lull where major news is concerned. Among the biggest news this past week has been Apple’s launch of Apple Music and... …
New color images acquired by NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft show us Pluto as we've never seen it before--and on its surface appear to be a series of giant spots that scientists can not yet explain.
Anki Overdrive adds King of the Hill mode and two new cars, BigBang and Guardian, ready for September 20th launch date.
A few tourists exploring all that the coast of Mossel Bay, South Africa has to offer were completely unprepared for what shark diving actually entailed The monster great white shark they were diving... with wasn't exactly satisfied with the bait provided, so it attacked the cage and even bent some of its bars in an attempt to reach the people inside Fortunately, the cage was able to withstand the shark's bite. North Carolina shark attack victim: 'I didn't see it coming' Relive the magic of Katy Perry's shark dancers with a flipbook Goliath Grouper Gobbles Up a 4-Foot Shark in 1 Bite These little kids are really bad at exiting a tent
Still white on blue, now with custom typeface with some flourishes Facebook has revealed its new logo, somewhat bizarrely in a Tweet....
The dream of being able to touch and interact with holograms was the subject of many science fiction stories, but a lab in Japan has actually accomplished the feat Unlike the fictional holodeck on... Star Trek, which used force fields to create a sense of touch, researchers at Japan's Digital Nature Group used a different method: femtosecond lasers. See also: Stephen Hawking appeared via hologram at the Sydney Opera House Image: Digital Nature Group This kind of laser-induced plasma 3D imagery has been demonstrated before to show off aerial plasma 3D graphics, but this is the first time such a mechanism has been created that is not harmful to the human touch
Chatbots are pretty common these days -- a simple search can surface numerous variants you can talk to on a lonely Friday night. The one Google is developing, however, isn't your run-of-the-mill... chatbot: it wasn't programmed to respond to questions a...
A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday. See also: A robot called Hadrian wants to build you a house in two days The man died... Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said. The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate, Hillwig said. He said initial conclusions indicate that human error was to blame, rather than a problem with the robot, which can be programmed to perform various tasks in the assembly process. He said it normally operates within a confined area at the plant, grabbing auto parts and manipulating them.
Taiwan officials say pilot in crash throttled down working engine; colleagues say he was hasty
Yu Yuphoria, the second of the two smartphones that Micromax Informatics Ltd. currently sells in India that run on the Android skin Cyanogen, will go on sale again on Thursday at 2 p.m. in India.
It's a good news, bad news kind of thing over at Android emulation land as the development team of Dolphin gave their monthly progress report. A name that is reused to death on multiple products,... Dolphin is the name of a rather popular GameCube emulator that has only recently tried to see if an Android port is at all possible. …
Using data to identify potential start-up founders casts a wider net to find the next person who might have a billion-dollar idea.
Company will not harvest user data and will generate money for charity
Zeus creator has $3m on his head, may be boating on the Black Sea The mastermind of the Zeus trojan; a car scamming screwball; an identity thief; a malvertiser, and a keylogger monger: nail these five... net crims to the wall and the FBI will pay you US$4.2 million....
EFF has noted and protested when authorities deliberately cut off Internet access in times of unrest. As a restraint on the freedom of expression of those affected, communication blackouts during... protests are unconscionable. But recent research by Anita Gohdes, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Mannheim, suggests that Internet shutdowns are becoming part of a toolkit for more violent repression.
Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here's our pick of the best released in June 2015.
Indian IT companies' move to set up corporate venture capital arms to join the current gold rush in startups hasn't gone down too well with equity analysts.
One of the first electronic, programmable computers in the world is remembered today mostly by its nickname: Colossus. The fact that this moniker evokes one of the seven wonders of the ancient world... is fitting both physically and conceptually. Colossus, which filled an entire room and included dinner-plate-sized pulleys that had to be loaded with tape, was built in World War II to help crack Nazi codes. Ten versions of the mammoth computer would decrypt tens of millions of characters of German messages before the war ended. Colossus was a marvel at a time when "computers" still referred to people — women, usually — rather than machines. And it is practically unrecognizable by today's computing standards, made up of thousands of vacuum tubes that contained glowing hot filaments. The...
The plan to split PC maker Hewlett-Packard into two separate entities has finally been laid out, with HP Inc and HP Enterprise to be operating autonomously by the end of this year.
HomeToGo, the European ‘metasearch’ engine for holiday rentals, has raised €6 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is DN capital, and Acton Capital Partners, adding to the €2... million previously raised from various angel investors.
The almost ridiculous extents which government agencies go through to get otherwise private data is sometimes being matched by equally almost ridiculous extents to protect it. Since Tor and VPNs no... longer seem to be enough to protect user privacy, for good or for ill, some have taken seemingly drastic countermeasures. Like this Proxyham for example, which combines a Wi-Fi …
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Snooping could cost lives, group claims The British government has admitted that its spook agency GCHQ spied on Amnesty International, according to campaigners at the human rights group....
SwiftKey now has new adaptive layouts for Bengali, Punjabi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Assamese, Oriya, Konkani and Manipuri
How hard can walking out of a tent possibly be?? These five little boys are having a blast in their tent fort, but when it's time to leave their fortress of solitude — all of them promptly fall on... their faces, because tents are difficult Except for the last little boy. He is clearly faking his fall in order to be cool and accepted by the rest of the group You guys are lucky you're adorable, because right now your wilderness skills are definitely not up to snuff. Orphaned tree kangaroo finds a new mum in a wallaby Stingray eats moulting Australian giant spider crab 'like spaghetti marinara' Drag queen Courtney Act changes rugged man's mind in 'Ugly' music video It's time: Team USA challenges Team Japan to giant robot duel
Despite growing in every direction and packing in more active safety tech, the new Chevrolet Cruze has managed to shed 250 pounds (113 kg) from its predecessor's kerb weight. ..
SAN JOSE, California--In the photograph, a frozen moment of optimism, Yvette Flores is smiling.
Telkom has signalled its intention to fight an urgent application brought by trade unions at the labour court, in which they are seeking an interdict against planned restructuring and retrenchments at... the
GX Australia, the country's first ever first queer gaming convention, will run in Sydney on Feb. 27 and 28, 2016. The event will follow in the footsteps of Gaymer X, the U.S. gaming convention for an... LGBT audience, co-director of GX Australia, Joshua Meadows, told Mashable Australia "The goal is to create an inclusive and safe space for gamers regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity," he said. He hopes the event will serve those people in the gaming community who might feel ostracised from the mainstream. See also: Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime says he loves all the company's games — except one
MNP allows mobile subscribers to retain their existing mobile phone number even when they change service provider.
Solar Impulse 2 has started smashing records even before the longest leg of its round-the-world flight is complete. At around three quarters of the way to its next touch down in Hawaii, the... single-pilot aircraft has broken the world records for longest distance and duration for solar aviation, with the record for longest ever solo flight of any kind thrown in for good measure. ..
My 4-year-old can turn almost anything into an imaginary gun. A piece of wooden toy railroad track? Sure, it'll take care of the bad guys. Although my son isn't always acting out battle scenarios, he... does it enough to make me wonder: Is this kind of play normal? Given this country's devastating record of gun violence, should I be stopping him? Does allowing gun play somehow increase the risk that he will one day become a victim or an instigator of gun violence?
The global market for internet video pornography is set to grow by 55% as people in developing countries come online, new research has found.
Not interested in punishing companies 'left, right and centre' The total value of fines issued by the UK Information Commissioner's Office has halved compared with last year - despite the watchdog... receiving roughly the same number of complaints about data protection....
While we wait for the dust of the Apple Music launch to settle down, we take a peak at another of Apple's most awaited product, as if it ever had a non-awaited product. Courtesy of a brave leak... source, we now have a view of what is supposedly the iPhone 6S motherboard. And with that, the smartphone's LTE modem has …
Online payments titan PayPal said Wednesday it is buying international money-sending service Xoom in a deal valued at $890 million.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere has a long and storied history of calling out his company's rivals online, regularly blasting Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T on Twitter for their service, deals, and phone plans.... While most of his complaints are met with stony silence from the other carriers, it seems not all of them are willing to take his constant needling lying down. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure finally snapped at Legere tonight, reacting to the T-Mobile boss' criticism of Sprint's new ad campaign with a four-tweet salvo in which he said he was tired of T-Mobile's "Uncarrier bullshit," and said that the company lied to consumers. Claure referred to T-Mobile's new Jump On Demand program, a phone-leasing deal that allows customers to upgrade their...
Australians at home and abroad can now consult a GP by phone or video through a new 24-hour-a-day service launched by Telstra.
It's now ok to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot" inside the White House landmark Blue Room.
Microsoft's sixth model of Surface Pro 3 tablets has the same 1.7GHz Core i7 processor and 8GB of memory but comes with only 128GB of space.
A telecom department report on net neutrality has recommended against regulating any over the top services or apps.
Have you ever wondered what Kim Kardashian would wear in the northern reaches of Svalbard? A new app can help with that. Created by New York media agency BRAVÒ, Kim.Guru lets you type in a random... location around the world and shows you one outfit, out of 100 images, that Kim might wear given the local weather situation. See also: This is Instagram's most-liked photo ever Kim may be able to dress appropriately in cities like Paris or New York, but let's see how she fares in some of the Earth's most remote locations. Longyearbyen, Norway Located in Svalbard in the high Norwegian arctic, Longyearbyen's temperatures are not to be trifled with. Case in point: It's summer and currently only 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit
SS001 is the genesis of a new line of modern ballpoint pen and is the first in the SS Collection of pens. The aim with this pen was to deliver a high quality pocket sized pen which has been achieved... by combining ergonomic design with modern aesthetics. Most pens on the market are over-priced and do not offer value for money. SS001 bridges the gap between cost, style and function. This was a motivating factor for me to pursue the...
And as soon as we order some toner we'll print you a fully functional office Dubai has announced it will erect "the world's first fully functional 3D printed building", hoping to establish the United... Arab Emirates "as the global centre of technology in architecture, construction and design"....
Scientists from Los Alamos National Lab have discovered how to look through and map just about anything with a new process: the science-fictionally sounding muon tomography. Even in places like the... highly radioactive Fukushima reactor, the method doe...
We work hard. We get stressed. We forget to drink water and we lose focus, productivity and get distracted … but not with H2O-Pal =) … Similar to a fitness tracker, H2O-Pal is a hydration tracker... that works with your water bottle. It makes your life easier by helping you take in more water, less calories and improve your productivity and focus by avoiding dehydration. Go to H2OPal.com now to get access to their limited summer offer.
By getting yourself one of these Aluminum Mouse Pads by Satechi, you'll be welcoming a sleek and modern design to your workspace. It is a mouse pad designed to accompany your mouse for working,... gaming, studying, browsing and more. The idea is to keep your desktop protected from scratches whenever you're rigorously using your mouse. This mouse pad has been made out of aluminium and comes with an ultra smooth surface that will help you achieve a precise mouse control....
UNDO Labs is a New York and Istanbul-based design and innovation studio that rethinks our environmental relationship with man-made products. We do this by redesigning simple products in an innovative... way and offering a carbon offset mechanism through which users of our products can “undo” the environmental damage created by some of the items they use. Our first such product is UNDO Laces, an innovative take on the plain old shoelace. Why a shoelace as our first product? The shoe...
Your.MD is on a mission to improve the way we seek health-related, namely self-diagnosis, information online. If you’ve ever tried to google your symptoms, you know it’s not for the feint... hearted. The U.K. health startup wants to change that via its ‘smart health assistant’ app for smartphones.
No two Shell Brown Tortoise Watches by Aark Collective are same because of the unique patterning used. These hand moulded designs will give you a minimal design crafted with a sophisticated finish.... The core of the watch bears a Japanese Quartz movement which is protected by a durable and stainless steel inner casing. The 18mm Italian calfskin leather strap complements the case and will soften with daily use. The stainless steel has been PVD ion plated that has been combined...
The pressure on app-based companies to reclassify their contractors as employees is picking up, with more of them getting sued this week. The California Labor Commission ruled last month that a driver... of Uber Technologies was an employee and not a contractor, when driving for the company, and was hence entitled to reimbursement on certain expenses. The ride-hailing company said it had appealed the decision. Postmates, Shyp, and Washio were sued by workers this week, arguing that they should be classified as employees and not independent contractors, according to Shannon Liss-Riordan who is an attorney in these cases. The actions against Shyp and Postmates were filed as "class action arbitration" demands in arbitration courts.
Hewlett-Packard plans to split into two companies -- a new entity that will sell commercial technology and a separate spinoff that will sell personal computers and printers.
We already knew about Venus. We had our suspicions about Mars. Now we're sure.
Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction move even faster.
India's top industrialists including Cyrus Mistry, Mukesh Ambani, and Anil Ambani applauded the government's Rs 1.13-lakh-crore Digital India programme
Australian doctors are now a phone or video call away with the launch of Telstra Health's ReadyCare telemedicine service.
If you're in the pool this summer when some adorable toddler has an "accidental fecal release," you'd better hope it's a Baby Ruth rather than soft serve. Because as disgusting as it is to be swimming... with a formed stool--it's much worse to be swimming in diarrhea. For one thing, diarrhea goes everywhere. For another, diarrhea's full of the germs that caused it.
It looks like the world wants freebie Windows 10 upgrades Here we are again in the early days of a month, so off we go to Netmarketshare and StatCounter to see what the world's computers are... running....
PayPal Inc said it would buy Xoom Corp for $890 million and the deal, expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015, will slightly hurt its adjusted earnings per share for 2016.
Xiaomi Inc said it sold 34.7 million smartphones in the first six months of 2015, casting doubt on the ability of China's most valuable tech startup to achieve its full-year target.
Microsoft releases Build 10159 barely 24 hours after pushing out Build 10158. The new build comes with over 300 bug fixes.
As I write this, I'm waiting in line. Not at the grocery store or camping out for a superfluous wearable, but to get into a website. That only one person can visit at a time. For a total 60 seconds.... It's madness. There are 3,662 people ahead of me an...
Scientists have discovered a way to block replication of the most common form of HIV at a key moment when the infection is just starting to develop.
André Borschberg, the pilot at the controls of the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, has broken the world record for the longest solo flight. Borschberg has now been aloft in the solar-powered plane for more... than 80 hours without refueling or touching down, breaking the 76-hour record set by Steve Fossett in 2006 on board the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer. And Borschberg isn't done yet -- the pilot and co-founder of Solar Impulse has another 40 hours in the air before he's due to reach his destination in Hawaii. The solar-powered plane took off from Nagoya in Japan on the eighth stage of its 13-stage round-the-world trip earlier this week. The journey to Hawaii was previously set to begin in Nanjing, China, but bad weather conditions forced...
In a market that is said to be shrinking, Xiaomi has increased its smartphone shipments by 33 percent year on year.
Smartmobe bloatware goes from annoying to dangerous AND annoying The the Budapest University of Technology and Economics' Security Evaluation and Research Laboratory (SEARCH-LAB) says "malicious... attackers controlling the network are able to install arbitrary applications" on LG's Android phones, thanks to a flaw in their software update mechanism....
This is Makaia. He is an Australian tree kangaroo — yep, a kangaroo that lives in a tree — that lost his mother at just five weeks old. With fears of Makaia not surviving alone, the staff at... Adelaide Zoo decided to undertake a world first experiment. The zoo found a yellow-footed rock-wallaby to become his surrogate mum — never before attempted with a different species — using a technique known as "cross-fostering." This means the baby kangaroo was popped into the wallaby's pouch Luckily, Makaia took well to his new mum and bonded like the little legend he is. Now, he is getting stronger and learning to climb trees, play with toilet paper rolls and generally be a menace.
Definitely impacting cord cutters in the Chicago area soon, city officials have decided to extend the city's amusement tax to cover anyone that subscribes to a streaming audio, video or gaming... service. The post Chicago’s new cloud tax forces Netflix subscribers to pay 9 percent more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Having teased us with a swoopy concept in 2013, Infiniti is finally preparing to launch its first compact car, the Q30, at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. ..
Garmin gave hope to many a floundering tech startup's CEO earlier this year when it purchased Ikubu Ltd in the wake of a crowdfunding campaign that came up short. Though the company failed to capture... the imagination of the Dragon Innovation crowdfunding community, Garmin liked the cut of Ikubu's jib, so it snapped the company up with a view to bringing its rear-facing bike radar system to market. Now, the electronics giant has unveiled the finished, more polished product dubbed Varia Radar, which also integrates with Garmin's Edge cycle computer. ..
The company sold 34.7 million smartphones in the first half of the year, leaving the Chinese phone maker some work to do if it hopes to reach its 2015 target.
Report: Global warming could hurt polar bear numbers in Alaska, elsewhere as soon as 2025
After China lifted its ban on video game consoles, both Microsoft and Sony moved fast to launch their products in the country. But at least for this year, the sales will be lackluster, according to a... research firm. On Wednesday, Niko Partners, which studies gaming markets in Asia, released a report that estimated official sales of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 in China would reach fewer than 550,000 units in 2015. That's not a great turnout, given that the country is one of the world's largest markets for electronics. Microsoft brought its console here last September, and Sony delivered its product in March. And outside of China, the consoles have been shipping in the millions.
With one hand Apple giveth, and with the other, it rips a long-standing feature away with no warning.
With the launch of Windows 10, anyone who walks into your house and gets your Wi-Fi password for their PC could potentially let all their friends onto your network, thanks to a new feature that has... ignited controversy online. Called Wi-Fi Sense, the feature is designed to make it easier for people to get Internet access for their devices while they're on the go by automatically logging them into wireless hotspots. It does so with a two-pronged approach: by logging users into select open networks and also by allowing them to share secured connections with their friends (and vice versa). Perhaps unsurprisingly, that has drawn the ire of people who care about wireless security.
Nikon's new 16-80mm f2.8-4 is most likely to be purchased by you readers. But their two new other lenses are more exciting.
Fork is like Instagram blended with the stickers from WeChat but the stickers are not sanitized - they're edgy and full of in-jokes
We welcome the 16-80mm f2.8-4 lens, but at $1,070 it's sadly out of the reach of a lot of advanced amateurs.
Nikon has introduced the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR, designed to provide an enthusiast photographer with a wide range of options. Covering a 24-120mm equivalent range on Nikon's APS-C... bodies, it offers Nano Crystal Coating for the first time in a DX lens.
LOS ANGELES — Rihanna takes the kidnapping theme from her Saturday Night Live performance of "BBHMM" to another level in the song's music video, which premiered at 9 p.m. PT Wednesday after she... introduced it to a small crowd in Santa Monica "Shit, your wife in the backseat of my brand new foreign car," she wails in the video. The cinematic video notably premiered simultaneously on YouTube/Vevo and Tidal instead of exclusively on Tidal like she did with "American Oxygen" in April. On Tidal, the video is available to watch on Tidal for members and non-members See also: Rihanna is officially the best-selling digital singles artist of all time
This crab never stood a chance against a hungry stingray. In beautiful footage captured at Blairgowrie Pier in Melbourne, Australia, a giant spider crab sheds its shell before being consumed by a... lurking stingray. The video was captured by keen diver, PT Hirschfield, who hoped to tick "film a spider crab moulting" off her bucket list after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Hirschfield can now also scratch "seeing a spider crab being eaten by a stingray" off her list. Hirschfield dived for 137 minutes in 12 degrees Celcius water to capture the moment, yet she couldn't have predicted what would happen in front of her eyes, she wrote on her blog.
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women's Hospital has developed a new protein-based gel that, when exposed to light, mimics many of the properties of elastic... tissue, such as skin and blood vessels. In a paper published in Advanced Functional Materials, the research team reports on the new material's key properties, many of which can be finely tuned, and on the results of using the material in preclinical models of wound healing.
A combination of exercise and artificial gravity may lessen negative effects of weightlessness in space.
(NIH/National Eye Institute) Spider-like cells inside the brain, spinal cord and eye hunt for invaders, capturing and then devouring them. These cells, called microglia, often play a beneficial role... by helping to clear trash and protect the central nervous system against infection. But a new study by researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) shows that they also accelerate damage wrought by blinding eye disorders, such as retinitis pigmentosa. NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health.
Nikon has announced a pair of super telephoto FX prime lenses: the AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR and 600mm F4E FL ED VR. Both are significantly lighter than the versions that preceded them and each... use an electromagnetic diaphragm for more consistent exposure control during burst shooting.
(University College London) When remembering something from our past, we often vividly re-experience the whole episode in which it occurred. New UCL research has now revealed how this might happen in... the brain.The study shows that when someone tries to remember one aspect of an event, such as who they met yesterday, the representation of the entire event can be reactivated in the brain, including incidental information such as where they were and what they did.
(Society for Experimental Biology) A new method for calculating the exact time of death, even after as much as 10 days, has been developed by a group of researchers at the University of Salzburg.... Currently, there are no reliable ways to determine the time since death after approximately 36 hours. Initial results suggest that this method can be applied in forensics to estimate the time elapsed since death in humans.
(European Society of Cardiology) A group of the world's top doctors and scientists working in cardiology and preventive medicine have issued a call to action to tackle the global problem of deaths... from non-communicable diseases, such as heart problems, diabetes and cancer, through healthy lifestyle initiatives. Their suggestions to prevent or delay health conditions that cause the deaths of over 36 million people worldwide each year are published simultaneously in Mayo Clinic Proceedings and the European Heart Journal.
Looking at your phone may become the new way to pay, as MasterCard begins experimenting with biometric technology to allow users to pay with a touch of a finger or a by taking a selfie upon checkout.
Get in a taxi in Tokyo, and you'll get a ride with a little old-world charm. The liveried cabs are shiny, spotless and odor-free. The seats are covered in white lace. The drivers wear suits, sometimes... sporting white gloves and even bow ties. They concentrate on driving instead of chatting on mobile phones. While some newbie drivers don't know Tokyo like the back of their hand, GPS ensures they won't get lost, and they'll get you to your destination as quickly as possible. And while they can be expensive compared to taxis in major U.S. cities, they don't take tips. But despite there being about 50,000 cabs on the roads of the capital, more than three times the number in New York's Manhattan, a cab can sometimes be very difficult to get, especially at times of peak demand. That creates an...
In 2014, drug and medical device companies spent about $6.5 billion for the services rendered by doctors and teaching hospitals in the U.S with 80 percent of the amount spent on physicians.
More and more countries are implementing Anti-Smoking Laws. The US Chamber of Commerce steps up against these overseas laws to protect the concerned companies under their wings.
Instagram on Wednesday temporarily yanked an anti-racism post from hip hop artist and longtime activist Talib Kweli because an image seemed to violate the social network's community guidelines Kweli... in the past has been extremely vocal in the media and online about racial inequality — he was an influential voice earlier this year regarding the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri — and his recent Instagram post was another example of that. See also: 20 jumpstagrams that will lift your spirits RT if u think @instagram should explain how this pic captioned "aka states rights" violates "community guidelines" pic.twitter.com/Eu7AWep15n — Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) July 1, 2015
Uber is going after Indian customers in a big way, announcing Thursday it would be expanding its service to seven new cities on the subcontinent, despite regulatory bumps along the way. The move makes... India Uber's second largest market after the U.S in terms of cities served. See also: Uber now offers auto rickshaw service in India Rolling out in the cities of Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Indore, Mysore, Nagpur, Surat and Visakhapatnam, Uber now serves 18 Indian cities. The company also announced its president of Uber India in late May, Amit Jain. "The rapid 40% [month on month] growth we continue to see in India is unprecedented and it is not surprising that some of the fastest growing cities in the world are also here," Neeraj Singhal, Uber's Head of Expansion for India, said in a statement...
Stay calm, citizens: Apple Maps' sensor-laden minivans, which have been on the road for months in some regions, are expanding to 15 new states. The full list of locations is available in some detail... on Apple's blog. I'm not saying you should start planning your elaborate prank right now, but it's certainly a possibility.
The Chinese smartphone maker has six more months to try to hit its target of 100 million smartphone sales in 2015.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today confirmed that it sold just shy of 35 million phones in the first half of this year.
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Apple has quietly made a change that will prove both unpopular and expensive...
Telco’s South Australian subsidiary Internode to deliver a range of cloud computing services to the state government.
The first all-electric Formula E season may have just ended in real life, but the racers will keep going when Forza Motorsport 6 arrives. Microsoft announced today that after including a single car... from the series as a DLC option for Forza 5, the seq...
Psychological thrillers of the past are coming back to haunt our TVs. In addition to new versions of Scream, The X-Files, and Twin Peaks, Deadline today revealed that Fatal Attraction -- the 1987... movie that spawned the term "bunny-boiler" -- is also getting a small-screen reboot. Fox is adapting the film for a one-hour "event TV" series, based on a script by Mad Men writers Maria and Andre Jacquemetton. There's no word yet on who will star in the show. The original Fatal Attraction features Michael Douglas as a married attorney who starts an inadvisable affair with a publishing executive, played by Glenn Close. He attempts to return to his regular life after a weekend away, but finds that she's not so willing to give up on their...
Last night, time on Earth had a leap second . The planet's computer systems survived unscathed, thanks to months of careful preparation by engineers. But here's a concise explanation of why, left to... their own devices, a bunch of very expensive computers could've thrown a hissy fit.
DC Entertainment's upcoming Suicide Squad film has certainly made some waves since it was first announced. From the unveiling of Jared Leto's Joker (who looks more like a punk music personality than a... super villain), to the news that the cast has an on-set therapist to offset the film's grim tone, the production has definitely raised some eyebrows But how do these new iterations of villains compare with their originals? See also: Souped-up Batmobile spotted on 'Suicide Squad' set chasing the Joker Comic book illustrator Kate Willaert created a handy illustration to compare the old and new Suicide Squad members side-by-side
Facebook will begin sharing advertising revenue with companies that post videos on its social network, a step toward luring more premium content away from sites like Google's YouTube. Bloomberg's... Lucas Shaw reports on "Trending Business."
A tornado struck near Kansas City, Missouri, Wednesday night after severe weather prompted warnings across the area, putting many in the city on edge. Damage was reported in Unity Village and Lee's... Summit just southeast of the Kansas City metropolitan area after a tornado ripped through a strip mall, according to KCTV-5.
Researcher finds 500+ vulnerable systems, some at banks and military users ERPScan researcher Alexey Tuyrin says hundreds of Oracle PeopleSoft users, including banks, are running publicly-exposed... services that are open to a token-plundering vulnerability....
It’s hard enough being a startup without the financial collapse of your country to contend with. For those in Silicon Valley who are used to Uber being worth more than 40x the debt payment that... Greece just missed, capital controls — which are just what they sound like — are an alien concept. But this is unfortunately not so for startups in Greece, who, because of restrictions…
Courtney Act, a former finalist on RuPaul's Drag Race in 2014 and semifinalist on Australian Idol in 2003, tackles gender boundaries in her dramatic music video for "Ugly." The singer snags a handsome... fellow, who resists her advances after finding out she's in drag attire. The guy, however, changes his mind and chases after Courtney before the two snuggle in his motel room "I love being Courtney, but it almost feels like something different to drag for me — it’s a part of me, it’s not a parody, it’s a form of expression for me, a way to give my feminine and masculine sides an outlet," Courtney, 33-year-old Shane Jenek when not in drag, said during a Tumblr Q&A. "And that doesn't need to be funny. It can be happy, sad, deep, shallow, anything."
After announcing the change in a company-wide memo last month, Apple today has officially updated Jony Ive’s executive bio on Apple.com to reflect his new role as Chief Design Officer. Ive was... promoted from Senior Vice President of Design earlier this year. Ive’s bio notes that he reports directly to Tim Cook and is responsible for […]
After finding plenty of success as a downloadable title, "Shovel Knight" will officially be getting physical copies for Sony's PlayStation4, Microsoft Xbox One, Windows PC and Nintendo Wii U and 3DS.... The physical versions of "Shovel Knight" will come out on October 13 for most of the platforms, while the PC version will come out three days later on October 16, but only for European gamers.
Forget football, a real sport has arrived. American company MegaBots Inc has thrown down the gauntlet to Japanese robotics manufacturer, Suidobashi Heavy Industry, and challenged it to a giant robot... duel. Suidobashi may have Kuratas, a highly-impressive, human-piloted fighting machine, but MegaBots Inc has the Mark II, "12,000 pounds of gasoline-powered fury," with really big paintball guns. In one year, Megabots Inc wants to find out which robot will reign supreme. The founders of MegaBots Inc, Andrew Stroup, Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein, told Vice in 2014 they wanted to start a new sport: Immense humanoid robots driven by humans, battling it out in front of a stadium audience. It looks like that moment may have arrived.
While Capcom hasn't given all the details about the hugely anticipated "Street Fighter V," it does seem that the company is learning from past mistakes that irked fans, most notably the constant... re-releasing of "Street Fighter IV." Though downloadable content (DLC) will remain a constant fixture for "Street Fighter V," Capcom has promised that the first disc of the game will be the only disc.
New color images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft show two very different faces of the mysterious dwarf planet, one with a series of intriguing spots along the equator that are evenly spaced....
With its breezy two-step garage beat, bubbly synths, and soulful vocals from Gregory Porter, "Holding On" sure does sound like Disclosure. But the accompanying video is a bit of a departure for the... British electronic duo -- it's the first part of a dystopian sci-fi short film called Caracal, shot in Mexico City and directed by Ryan Hope. There will be three more in the series. "We wanted to create something very different with our music videos this time around," Disclosure said on Twitter. "Something unique that would connect all the songs from the album and the videos in a special way. As each music video comes out, the plot unfolds." Caracal is also the name of Disclosure's second album, due out September 25th and featuring additional...
Microsoft seems to have struck a chord with the Surface 3, if the Interwebs' reception of the "Surface Pro 3 mini" is any indication. And what could be better than a 10.1-inch Surface 3 running full... Windows 8.1? Why, a 10.1-inch Surface running full Windows 8.1 with LTE, of course! It's an expected and natural progression for such a mobile …
As the "Ant-Man" movie prepares to show audiences that size doesn't matter, it seems as though the character may have found the perfect video game to star in. Zen Studios has announced that "Ant-Man... Pinball" will be DLC for the company's other pinball games. The Ant-Man pinball table will be available on July 14 for consoles, mobile devices and the Windows PC.
For iPad users, the new split-view multitasking feature that will be introduced with the release of iOS 9 is easily the most exciting addition that will hit Apple tablets this year. The new feature... allows users to display multiple apps side by side on the same screen, similar to the capabilities we’ve seen on Samsung tablets for the past few years. Eager iPad owners have a bit longer to wait until iOS 9 is released in September, and installing an iOS 9 beta probably isn’t a good idea unless you’re a developer. There are a few apps that offer similar experiences on the iPad though, and one of them is now on sale for half off. DON’T MISS: 15 Life Hacks
An ASX-listed online healthcare booking platform has signed an exclusive deal with Digital Health Ventures.
According to a report from a little over a week ago, it was suggested that Xiaomi had managed to ship 35 million devices in the first half of 2015. Now as we pointed out shipped and sold are two very... different things as the latter simply indicates potential demand while the latter actually affects revenue. Well Xiaomi has since confirmed in a press release sent to us that they have indeed sold nearly all the units that they have shipped. To be more specific, Xiaomi has confirmed that they have sold 34.7 million smartphones and this is only in the first half of 2015, indicating that by the time 2015 is out, chances are we could be looking at possibly close to 70 million units sold. According to the company's CEO and founder, Lei Jun, "Even with the China smartphone market slowing down, we...
When genderless underwear company Play Out did a photoshoot featuring breast cancer survivors as models, the movement was a huge step forward in bringing awareness to the way we view women who have... had double-mastectomies without reconstruction. And now, Play Out has done it again — on the runway Two of the models from the original photo shoot, Emily Jensen and Melanie Testa, strutted their stuff on the catwalk in Play Out underwear for an NYC Pride fashion show. The show took place during Rainbow Fashion Week, a week which is dedicated to LGBT designers and style. See also: Genderless underwear company uses breast cancer survivors as models
Streaming services to carry 9% fee ... but is it legal? New changes to tax law in the city of Chicago have effectively raised the prices of online streaming and cloud services in the Windy City,... beginning on Wednesday....
In quantum cryptography, encoding entangled photons with particular spin states is a technique that ensures data transmitted over fiber networks arrives at its destination without being intercepted or... changed. However, as each entangled pair is usually only capable of being encoded with one state (generally the direction of its polarization), the amount of data carried is limited to just one quantum bit per photon. To address this limitation, researchers have now devised a way to "hyperentangle" photons that they say can increase the amount of data carried by a photon pair by as much as 32 times. ..
Apple yesterday rolled out iOS 8.4 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users and the big news, of course, was the addition of Apple Music and Beats 1. It appears now, however, that Apple removed a feature... still used by many from the operating system. As pointed out by several users on Apple’s Support forum, […]
Sony has greeted the month of July with the announcement of a PlayStation Plus lineup of free games. There are a total of six games for the PlayStation platforms, but PlayStation4 owners will get to... enjoy four of the titles, two of which are compatible with all three platforms, PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. "Rocket League," a multiplayer and arcade-style title that puts players in situations for teamwork, spearheads the PS4 title. There's also "Styx: Master of Shadows," an RPG title with elements of dark fantasy.
A fresh cache of documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden details spying targets, including the UN's general secretary, according to a new report.
Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering... election of the first openly gay bishop. The vote came in Salt Lake City at the Episcopal General Convention, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. It passed in the House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay participants at the meeting. The House of Bishops had approved the resolution Tuesday 129-26 with five abstaining. #HOD CONCURS w/ #HOB ON RES A054 PASSES (Adopt Resources & Rites) #GC78 #Episcopal #MarriageEquality #LoveWins pic.twitter.com/ED2RRSxfDc — Caroline Carson (@Conductor222) July 1, 2015
After getting to play with Apple Music for a day Jeff and Bryan have some thoughts on the latest entry into the streaming music market. They share what they like, what's working well, what isn't, and... more. They also have plenty to say about the just released trailer for this fall's Steve Jobs movie.
AWS promises bit barn splashdown in India next year Indian tributary to come online in 2016, but the source of the headwaters Amazon Web Services (AWS) has TEXT signalled it will open a "region" in... India some time in 2016....
A slimy and destructive 2-inch-long worm from the tropics of the South West Pacific has invaded Florida and could squirm its way into other parts of the U.S., wreaking havoc on native snail... populations along the way. The species, known as the New Guinea flatworm, has been spotted all over Miami-Dade County -- the first time the worm has been found in North America -- but it might not be confined to the Sunshine State for very long, according to the Miami Herald.
Lisa Hanson, a managing partner at Niko Partners, discusses video-game console sales in China with Bloomberg's Yvonne Man on "First Up."
Batman: Arkham Knight showed a lot of promise in terms of storyline, gameplay, and graphics. While gamers on the console are no doubt enjoying the game as we speak, the same cannot be said for a good... many PC gamers who found a ton of issue with the game, so much so that the publisher Warner Bros. had to suspend sales until the problems could be fixed. However the question everyone's asking is how could a game that was so obviously riddled with bugs be allowed to be released in the first place? Surely there must have been some QCs done along the way, right? Well as it turns out, Warner Bros. had known about the issue for months but still decided to push ahead with its release anyway. This is according to a report from Kotaku who cites a source who informed them about this. According to the...
We suppose out of all the Windows versions that have been released in the past decade or so, Windows XP and Windows 7 are probably some of the favorites. Windows Vista kind of bombed and Windows 8 was... met with a rather chilly reception to, no thanks to its redesign which left many users confused on how to use it. So much so that for a while there, Windows XP continued to outpace Windows 8 despite it no longer being supported by Microsoft. Well we suppose it's about time that the platform started to catch up and according to the latest figures from Net Applications, it looks like Windows 8.1 has finally overtaken Windows XP in terms of marketshare on the desktop. According to the numbers, Windows 8.1 is now command 13.12% of the market, versus Windows XP which is now sitting at 11.95%....
Cycling on the roads can be dangerous as many drivers out there don't really think too much about cyclists or take them into account. Also due to the fact that bicycles typically do not come with side... or rear-view mirrors, remaining aware of their surroundings can be tricky, which is why Garmin has introduced the Varia. The Varia Rearview Bike Radar is an accessory designed with cyclists in mind. It attaches to the back of a bike and has a sensor that can scan for cars or traffic as far as back 140m behind the cyclist while acting as a rear light at the same time. The information gathered by the sensor will then be transmitted to a compatible Garmin Edge system or a handlebar-mounted system, which you can check out in the video above. This allows the cyclist to keep an eye out for traffic...
Flying is so overrated. A brave crow has been photographed catching a free ride on the back of a bald eagle 25-feet in the air. The unusual moment lasted only a few seconds and was captured by amateur... bird photographer Phoo Chan See also: Here's a photo of a weasel riding a woodpecker “At first I thought the crow was going to chase away the eagle," Chan says. "I was completely awed to see the crow actually land on the back of the eagle. They both flew in different directions and it looked like they became friends." We're unsure if the crow genuinely wanted to become friends with the eagle or it took a bet from his bird buddies. Either way, the brave little daredevil has some massive bird cred coming to him when he returns home. Check out Phoo Chan's amazing photos below:
"Do you have viral fever? Drinking a glass of water with three table spoons of salt every day will effectively ward the virus off. Please share this remedy with your loved ones.
"Do you have viral fever? Drinking a glass of water with three table spoons of salt every day will effectively ward the virus off. Please share this remedy with your loved ones.
Just a day after the release of iOS 8.4, which includes Apple's brand new music service Apple Music, many users on both the MacRumors forums and Apple Support communities are finding that the update... removes Home Sharing for music on iOS devices. This breaks the ability for users to share their iTunes Library over Wi-Fi from their mobile devices. Apple yesterday updated a Home Sharing support document to note that Home Sharing on iOS devices is only limited to video. Thus far, Home Sharing for music still appears to be available for both Mac and Apple TV. Additionally, while the Music page in iOS' Settings once listed a Home Sharing option prior to iOS 8.4, the option is no longer there in the new Apple Music settings page in iOS 8.4. As pointed out by AppleInsider, the release notes for...
Microsoft has announced a new Skype for Business technical preview available for Office 365 enterprise users. The preview ushers in a trio of new features, two of which are limited to customers... located in the United States. The new Skype Meeting Broadcast is perhaps the most notable change for enterprise users, allowing customers worldwide to broadcast a meeting taking place …
(Reuters) - Spanish travel technology company Amadeus said it would buy Navitaire, a subsidiary of Accenture Plc , for $830 million, to focus mainly on digital services for airline passengers.
One win away from reaching the Women's World Cup final, England battled favored Japan relentlessly in the semifinals on Wednesday night, forcing stoppage time while tied at 1 goal apiece Then, in the... 92nd minute, just three minutes from going to extra time against defending champs Japan, the Lionesses lost. But they didn't just lose — they lost in the most-heartbreaking way imaginable See also: The USA found its mojo just in time for the Women's World Cup final Trying to clear a ball in stoppage time, England's Laura Bassett instead booted it right into her own net. Game over. Dreams dashed. Here's the heart-breaking blunder
When it comes to luxury goods, there are no shortage of products whose very existence defy explanation, both from a cost and utility perspective. Still, if people are willing to shell out big bucks... for the absurd, you can always bet good money that someone is going to make that absurd dream a reality. That said, bear witness to a picnic basket that quite literally costs a tad over $4,600. And just for the record, the basket doesn’t come pre-loaded with wads of cash. DON’T MISS: Changing the Game: Study Reaffirms the Massive Impact Netflix is Having on Pay TV Designed and manufactured by Aston Martin and Grant Macdonald, this picnic basket certainly talks a big game. The product description reads in
The web version of one of our favorite podcast apps, Pocket Casts, just got its first big update since launching. Coming in this update is the ability to star individual episodes, Chromecast support,... and more.
Yahoo is turning to the world's dominant provider of web searches to power some of its own search results. The tests could lead to a deeper relationship between the two companies, whose previous... efforts to cooperate on search were blocked by antitrust regulators.
When Apple first announced its new music streaming service, the news marked the first time the Cupertino company would ever create an Android version of one of its services. Though Apple Music... officially launched on iOS and iTunes Tuesday, the Android version of the app isn't expected until later this year. But Android users aren't totally in the dark after all, as a developer has created a "very unofficial" way for people to listen to Beats 1 radio from Android devices. See also: Apple Music first look: It's all about curation, curation, curation The developer, Benjamin Rumble, says he found an unencrypted stream of the radio station, which he embedded on his personal website. The stream is playable on desktop versions of Safari or on browsers on Android with 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or later....
Entrepreneur Brad Oleshansky is in the midst of transforming a vacant plot of land into every car enthusiast's dream come true. Called M1 Concourse, the facility will include over 250 private garages,... a track, restaurants, offices, and even a dealership. The post M1 Concourse will give Detroit car buffs a place to store and work on their cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
German motorcycle manufacturer Horex has revealed plans to restart production in coming months, promising to have a new model in time for the EICMA show in Italy next November. The company's new... owner, 3C Carbon Group, is already in the process of developing an updated version of the VR6 six-cylinder bike. ..
Professor Simon Conway Morris, a palaeontologist at Cambridge University, argues in a new book that convergent evolution predicts life on other planets would resemble creatures on Earth.
Bugatti's Veryron successor will reportedly pair the Veyron's W16 engine with up to two electric motors for a combined 1,500 horsepower. Its performance should be strong enough to rival Koenigsegg's... Regera. The post Bugatti’s Veyron successor will use hybrid power to crush its enemies appeared first on Digital Trends.
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SEC docs show shape of tomorrow's HP after breakup Hewlett Packard Enterprise, one of two new companies that will emerge once the current HP splits off its PCs and printers business from its... enterprise IT offerings, has filed Form 10 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, an important milestone in the separation process....
UK digital specialist Paul Shetler to helm one of Turnbull’s pet projects.
Sometime this summer, a United Airlines flight will take off from Los Angeles International Airport bound for San Francisco using fuel generated from farm waste and oils derived from animal fats.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is getting a final "all clear" as it speeds closer to its historic July 14 flyby of Pluto and the dwarf planet's five moons....
The Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has confirmed the presence of methane on Pluto, Nasa stated on Wednesday.
When the name Olloclip comes to mind, chances are you might be thinking of the clip-on lens designed for smartphones, where all the user has to do is slide the lens onto their phone and they're good... to go. However it looks like Olloclip wants to take things further as the company has recently announced the Studio System. The Studio System is basically a set of smartphone accessories designed to give users the best possible photography tools for their phone. Instead of just offering a lens, the Studio System includes accessories such as a finger grip, a kickstand, cold-shoe adapters, and two 1/4-20 clips for either landscape or portrait modes. There will also be the Studio Case which sort of ties everything together. As you can see in the video above, this will turn your smartphone into a...
If you're looking for some wireless speakers to bring with you from home, to work, to school, or on holiday, Sony has you covered. The company has recently debuted a trio of new wireless speakers in... the form of the SRS-X77, SRS-X88, and the SRS-X99. In terms of design, they don't look very different from the SRS-X11, SRS-X33, and SRS-X55 models released last month. However we suppose that's not a bad thing considering how sleek and clean the design of these speakers are. So what are we looking at in terms of performance? Well starting with the biggest of the trio is the SRS-X99. This wireless speaker will be able to output 154 Watts thanks to two super tweeters, two front tweeters, two mid-range drivers, and a single subwoofer. As for the SRS-X88, this will be the mid-ranged speaker as it...
JBL has taken the wraps off what it calls its lightest pair of in-ear sport headphones so far, the JBL Reflect Mini. These earbuds are targeted at the athletes among us, though they could find use... with a wider range of consumers. The Reflect Mini are designed to be lightweight while holding secure during runs or other strenuous moments. This …
Facebook's shiny logo isn't all that's new for the social network today: The outfit's also announced how it plans to split video ad revenue with publishers. Like YouTube, Facebook will give content... creators 55 percent of ad revenue and keep the rest,...
Facebook said it would begin sharing ad revenue with video creators, a move designed to attract more polished content and more ads.
Prince, who memorably proclaimed "the Internet's completely over" in 2010, is now absent from all streaming services except Jay Z's music platform Tidal. "Prince's publisher has asked all streaming... services to remove his catalog," a Spotify spokesperson told Mashable on Wednesday. "We have cooperated with the request, and hope to bring his music back as soon as possible." Mashable has reached out to Prince's publicist and Tidal for more details about the removals, which coincidentally happened on the same day Prince released a suggestive new song — "HARDROCKLOVER" — on Soundcloud. See also: Prince's new 'HARDROCKLOVER' is your smooth summer party anthem
A former federal agent has pleaded guilty to stealing bitcoins during the government's investigation of the online drug marketplace known as Silk Road.
The improved Snapchat app makes it easier to view Snaps and Stories, add friends nearby, customize Snapcodes, and more. From a functionality standpoint, it's one of Snapchat's biggest updates yet. The... post Snapchat update lets you view Snaps with a single tap, add your face to Snapcodes appeared first on Digital Trends.
Verizon has officially confirmed that the Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA for Motorola Droid Turbo will begin on July 1. The soak test of the firmware had started at the beginning of this week for Droid... Turbo owners and finally the much-awaited update has arrived.
Almost a week after the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law of the land, a series of rulings have paved the way for same-sex marriage licenses to be issued in the states of Texas, Louisiana,... Mississippi, and Alabama The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued three opinions today, one in Texas, one in Mississippi, and one in Louisiana, according to Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner See also: How the Supreme Court decided on a constitutional right to same-sex marriage For Texas, today's ruling affirmed a February 2014 injunction which prevented the State of Texas from implementing its ban on same-sex marriage in light of last week's Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling, the district court in Texas that had originally implemented the...
The search giant apologized and rushed to fix its Google Photos after the service mistakenly labeled photos of black people as "gorillas."
This week, Apple lost its appeal on the antitrust case that the federal government and several state attorneys general filed on it concerning price fixing on ebooks. And now that that’s out of the... way, it’s time for the company…
The iPhone 6s will reportedly include an LTE chip that offers two times as fast of a download speed, bringing the maximum download speed to 300 Mbps on the iPhone.
Experts worry California-area attacks might be probes of response times, reaction
You're probably going to have a much better opinion about your sex life the minute you learn what researchers have recently discovered: A dull flatworm called Macrostomum hystrix that happens to have... a very unusual reproduction ritual. DON'T MISS: 50 Killer Jailbreak Tweaks That Will Make Most iPhone Users Jealous Every M. hystrix worm has both male and female reproductive systems, which makes reproduction games highly intensive. When two worms love each other, they try to stab each other with their penises, in something of a fencing match (video below). The winner gets to keep being called a male and releases sperm into the loser, which becomes the female and will then give birth to their offspring. Things get even more interesting when one worm remains
Lamborghini will build a roadster version of its LP 750-4 Superveloce. As a coupe, the Aventador SV sold out extremely quickly, so Lamborghini expects the 500 planned units of the Roadster to sell... quite well. The post Lamborghini will offer its sell-out Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce as a roadster appeared first on Digital Trends.
Images point to faster download speeds, stronger battery life.
Following Tuesday's launch of Apple Music, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor spoke with music site Pitchfork about his thoughts on the service and his role in its development. Reznor joined Apple... in 2014, following the company's acquisition of Beats Music, where Reznor served as Chief Creative Officer. Ahead of the Apple Music launch, rumors suggested Reznor was leading development of the service alongside Jimmy Iovine, playing a major role in the redesign of the new Music app. Image of Trent Reznor via Pitchfork According to Reznor, his role in the creation of Apple Music shifted over time. While he initially worked on design alongside Apple's design team and iTunes engineers, he shifted to concentrating on marketing in recent months, helping to explain the service and Apple's goals...
Just months after moving to the UK government's digital service, Paul Shetler has been snapped up as the inaugural CEO of the Australian government's digital transformation office.
A former DEA agent pleaded guilty Wednesday to money laundering, obstruction of justice and extortion for his actions during two years investigating the online drug marketplace Silk Road as an... undercover agent.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged more companies to make electronic and digital goods on Wednesday, reviving his campaign promise to bridge India's digital divide backed by over $70 billion in... investment pledges. Launching a "Digital India Week" aimed at popularising the government's push to connect 250,000 villages by 2019, Modi spoke of the need to boost local manufacturing of electronics - the country's largest import after oil.
The slow-motion meltdown of Donald Trump's empire, brought on largely by his inflammatory political comments, continues apace, this time fueled by hackers The Trump Hotel Collection, a chain of luxury... hotels, has been hit by a major credit card breach See also: Macy's follows NBC's lead and severs ties with Donald Trump "Like virtually every other company these days, we have been alerted to potential suspicious credit card activity and are in the midst of a thorough investigation to determine whether it involves any of our properties," said Eric Trump, the executive vice president of development and acquisitions at The Trump Organization, in a statement to CNBC
Hewlett-Packard has filed paperwork to register HP Enterprise as an independent company, an official step on the path to splitting itself in two. The paperwork, called a Form 10, was filed with the... U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday and provides a look at how the divisions that will make up HP Enterprise performed financially over the past few years. It shows a business that made a profit of $1.6 billion last year on revenue of $55.1 billion, down from a profit of $2.1 billion on revenue of $57.4 billion in 2013. The way the separation is being structured, HP Enterprise is the "spin-off" company, which is why it has to file the registration papers. The other half, HP Inc., doesn't have to file the paperwork, so we won't get to see its finances until after the break-up. But the...
PayPal is acquiring Xoom, an international money transfer service, in a deal that lets PayPal break into a new market worth an estimated $600 billion a year, the companies said Wednesday. PayPal is... paying $25 per share in cash for Xoom, valuing the deal at $890 million, the companies said. Xoom, founded in 2001, lets U.S. customers send money to others and pay bills in 37 countries, including Mexico, Brazil and India. Users can track their transactions with text updates, email notifications and online access from desktops and mobile devices.
In celebration of World Asteroid Day this week, scientists came out of the woodwork to explain to all the different ways we can prevent an asteroid from causing an Armageddon-level apocalypse.
It's the time of the mean machines to take over online markets.
There are plenty of virtual reality apps to check out on Google Cardboard. Here are some of our favorites.
"If you have control of the company -- like I do at Facebook and an increasing number of founders do -- then it is very difficult for investors to fire you."
Australian footballer Harley Bennell has a big problem on his hands The 22-year-old Gold Coast Suns player has been photographed next to an alcoholic drink of the worst kind. Most publications... Thursday morning were distracted by the white lines of powder Bennell is apparently cutting up on a table in the image, but the people of Australia were more disgusted by his choice of beverage See also: A gift to your hangover: McDonald's introduces all-day breakfast in Australia The front page of the Herald Sun, the publication that obtained the photos, screamed: "CAUGHT IN THE ACT." Its website read: "No hiding the awful truth."
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal continued to get hammered on social media in his effort to make himself relevant in the 2016 Presidential election, even as his wife Supriya put out a campaign hat... seeking political contributions -- from Indian-Americans, among others.
Among Hulu's latest efforts is a new deal with Pluto TV that will see the service's free content made available in what is described as a "TV-like programming grid". This will be a re-packaging of... Hulu's free content, meaning the content it provides on an ad-supported basis rather than exclusively through its subscription model, and includes both movies and TV …
Anyone can find themselves in danger underwater. Kingii is a wrist-worn device that inflates instantly when activated and brings you to the surface.
PayPal has agreed to buy online money-transfer company Xoom for $890 million in an all-cash deal, marking incoming chief Dan Schulman's first big move ahead of his company's planned spinoff from eBay... later this month.
Crooks said to have pilfered payment info from resorts Payment systems used by Trump Hotels might have been compromised, allowing copies of credit cards to fall into the hands of fraudsters, it is... feared....
Former DEA agent pleads guilty to extortion in theft of bitcoins during probe of drug site
Telepathic messaging will become the normal means of human communication, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has predicted.
The Samsung E1200 may not be as useful as it once may have been, but it still served an unforeseen purpose as it saved the life of a police officer. It goes to show that something as seemingly... minuscule as where your phone is could mean the difference between life and death. The post Samsung E1200 serves an unforeseen purpose as it saves a police officer’s life appeared first on Digital Trends.
German artist Leigh Sachwitz of flora&faunavisions displays a wild interactive and immersive art piece that creates a raging storm right inside the gallery.
A former federal agent has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole more than $200,000 worth of digital currency and tried to sell law enforcement secrets to the mastermind behind the online drug... market Silk Road, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
For the first time in 40 years, visitors to the White House can take pictures and post to social media during public tours of "the nation's house."
Rakuten not only runs Japan’s largest e-commerce site, but also one of its leading online travel agencies, booking over 3.8 million hotel nights each month. Now the company is expanding its... horizons beyond hotels and flights with the acquisition of Voyagin, a Tokyo-based tour planning startup.
Reader Pushkar submitted this good-looking desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and we love the look of it. Useful as a second screen or when it's time to work, here's how he set it up.
This summer, the German city of Karlsruhe is staging a series of installations around town that are themed around a surprising topic: Construction work.
Come 27th of July, OnePlus is expected to make the OnePlus 2 official. We had all assumed that the company could be only launching a single device, but now a recent sighting at the Bluetooth SIG (via... Droid-Life) has revealed that there could be more than one model in the works – the A2001, A2003, and the A2005. Now the A2001 has been spotted on benchmarks before which gave away its Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, which the company has since confirmed, but as for the other two models, it is unclear as to what they might be. Some speculate that it might simply be the different storage sizes the phone will be offered in, while others believe that it could be the difference in the backplates used, although we're not sure why this would warrant a different model number. It is also possible that...
Last month Apple made it clear that the iPod would no longer be a priority to the company by removing a direct link to their iPod product page from their website. This doesn't mean that the iPods have... been discontinued, but rather Apple will choose to focus on less on it now than they did before. However it looks like the iPod might not be completely ignored. It has been spotted that in the latest iTunes 12.2 update, new iPod images surfaced. The image above is shown when the user plugs their iPod in for the first time and as you can see, it looks like we can expect at the very least new iPod colors in the near future. The iPod touch has been given a new coat of blue paint, while the iPod nano has been given a gold makeover, while the iPod shuffle has a new dark pink color option. Safe to...
If you use Hangouts on your Android smartphone, you know that you have the option of merging your SMS/Google Voice and Hangouts messages together, thus grouping them and making them more organized as... opposed to being all over the place. However according to several user reports, it seems that the messages had started to come unmerged. It is unclear as to what the issue might be but according to user Jenny YL on the Google Product Forums, "Hangout unmerged SMS and hangout for all of my conversations today. When I tried to manually merge the SMS and hangout by holding and selecting different conversations, the merge option doesn’t show up. I tried clearing the cache and data, and I also uninstalled and reinstall the updates for the hangout app, but the problem remains." The issue was...
June report lists two more incidents of Google cars being rear-ended at stoplights.
Pop superstar Rihanna is the first artist to cross 100 million singles downloaded and streamed. The honor is the result of 37 separate singles during her career, including We Found Love, Stay and Only... Girl (In the World). The post Queen of the single: Rihanna is the first artist to pass 100M sold and streamed appeared first on Digital Trends.
Wiring money home (especially as cash) can be an awkward, expensive and time-consuming ordeal -- but it's about to get a whole lot easier. PayPal announced on Wednesday that it is acquiring San... Francisco-based digital money transfer startup Xoom (no,...
That was quick. Just one minute after NBA free agency began Wednesday, the New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis agreed to a five-year max extension that will give the budding star the richest... contract in NBA history Davis, who emerged as one of the NBA's most dominant big men last season, reportedly agreed to the extension worth roughly $145 million, according to ESPN. Davis can't formally sign his contract until July 9, per league rules, but the deal is in place See also: Cliff Alexander and the NBA Draft heartbreak you never hear about The 22-year-old tweeted, "I am here to stay," moments after the agreement
As it turns out, making cigarettes more high tech doesn't make them any better for you. In recent months, emergency cases of liquid nicotine poisoning have increased across the country, prompting an... FDA probe into the substance. The post Liquid nicotine poisonings have surged across the country, and the FDA is doing something about it appeared first on Digital Trends.
You have to hand it to the gaming community -- when they want to prank one another, they really go all out. Late last year, one graphic designer spent hours photoshopping Rayman into the character... select screen for the new Super Smash Bros. and now another prankster has put together a fake concept reveal video for the unannounced NX, or Nintendo Cross, console.
Redmondian outpost feels it's catching AWS, fast Australia's financial year ended on Tuesday, and Vulture South understands that when the F9 key was pressed to do all the sums, the number in the cell... marked "Azure revenue" came in at about AU$50m, plus or minus $5m (about US$38.2m, £24m)....
A Drug Enforcement Administration agent intimately involved in the Silk Road investigation admitted on Wednesday he secretly accepted bitcoins from the underground website's operator and illegally... took other funds. Carl Mark Force IV, who was a DEA agent for 15 years, pleaded guilty to money laundering, obstruction of justice and extortion under color of official right, according to the plea agreement, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Force could face up to 20 years in prison on each of the counts. Force, who was based in Baltimore, was part of a multi-agency task force investigating the Silk Road, an underground marketplace for goods such as drugs and fake ID documents. It was shut down in October 2013.
America's startup-investing frenzy has reached the shopping mall, as mall operators including Simon Property and Westfield begin putting money into young companies with retail innovations.
"The Walking Dead" stars headline an oddball cruise to the Bahamas involving zombie makeovers and costume contests.
After 76 hours and 45 minutes at the helm, Solar Impulse pilot Andre Borschberg has broken the world record for solo endurance flight.
No one has shut up about this album since it came out in October 2014. Taylor Swift’s “1989” sold over a million copies in the first week alone and continues to sell well even today, largely due... to the fact…
Khail and Ashley discuss how often they would use a Keurig-esque mixed-drink dispenser, how former NASA engineering interns might get an aircraft on Mars and a lamp that would (theoretically) make... money for you.
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The suburb of North Manly in the prime minister's electorate of Warringah is among the next included in the rollout of the National Broadband Network.
An Arkansas teen woke up on June 30 with a 4-inch centipede in his ear. How large can these animals get, and how dangerous are they to humans?
Hewlett-Packard took a big step toward its Nov. 1 breakup by filing paperwork with the SEC that outlines the two businesses it plans to create.
A group backed by billionaire Elon Musk is awarding $7 million in grants to projects aimed at keeping artificial intelligence safe and "beneficial."
With the ability to travel 312 miles on a single tank of hydrogen, the Toyota Mirai officially has the longest driving range of any zero emission vehicle on the market. The 2016 Mirai goes on sale... this fall. The post The Toyota Mirai has the longest driving range of any zero emission vehicle, by far appeared first on Digital Trends.
"Splatoon" has been one of Nintendo's biggest hits of recent memory and is currently one of the most successful games for the Wii U in terms of sales and reviews. Now, it looks like the company is... going to add even more content to the game. A new "Splatoon" multiplayer mode called Tower Control has been announced and can be found in the Ranked Battles mode.
A former undercover federal agent pleaded guilty to extortion and related charges after acknowledging he channeled more than $700,000 in digital currency from the Silk Road online drug bazaar he was... investigating.
One of the two government officials charged with some shady dealings during the investigation of Silk Road pleaded guilty today. Carl Force used to work for the DEA and during the course of his... investigation was doing things that might even make the darknet blush.
Fitbit appears to be holding its own against the Apple Watch and may have even outsold the device in the U.S. in May, according to estimates from one market researcher. Slice Intelligence estimated... this week that Fitbit sold 850,000 fitness trackers in May, while Apple sold 777,000 watches. Slice came up with the figures using data from the email receipts of 2.5 million online shoppers who agreed to share data with the company. The Apple Watch has many of the functions in Fitbit's products, leading to speculation that sales of dedicated fitness trackers would plummet after the watch launched. So far, that doesn't seem to be the case, according to Slice, which found only 4.8 percent of Fitbit buyers also purchased an Apple Watch.
Finding the right earphones can significantly affect audio quality and user comfort, and they can be a better investment than cheap drugstore earbuds.
Garmin, which recently introduced its new Edge 20 and Edge 25 devices, has just taken the wraps off yet another model in the lineup, the Edge 520. As with the other models, Garmin hails this as a... "bike computer" with GPS and features relevant to cyclists in particular. This is its first bike computer that comes with Strava Live Segments, …
The digital payments firm continues its acquisition push ahead of its split from eBay later this month.
Ebay's PayPal unit is buying Xoom for $890 million cash in a bid to expand into international money transfers.
A student at the Royal College of Art has created a line of interactive products designed to incite feelings of happiness, confidence and comfort in the user. The products include a phone that only... works if the user smiles, a toaster that has to be hugged, and more.
Bluetooth headsets are dime a dozen, but this does not mean that the industry should not innovate. Far from it, in fact. Samsung Electronics has decided to take another step forward in this market by... announcing their brand new Samsung Level U Bluetooth headset. This will see the Level headset family expand even more, where it will make use of the latest Samsung technology, delivering best-in-class sound with crystal-clear call quality without compromising on comfort thanks to a stylish and ergonomic design. Not only that, the Samsung Level U Bluetooth headset will come with a superior battery life (up to 10 hours of playback time as claimed), accompanied by its capability that makes it suitable for Text-to-Speech (TTS) applications. You should be able to pick it up from today onward, where...
Bengaluru-based online technical education services provider Edureka announced on Wednesday that it has appointed a former Facebook executive as its chief marketing officer.
Bruce Campbell returns as the legendary deadite disemboweler in the first promo still for Starz's serial revival of the "Evil Dead" horror movie series.
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Apple Music will cost users $9.99 a month if they were to listen to it themselves, but if they have family members they'd like to share it with, it will cost $14.99. Seems fair and seems to be in line... with what other services are priced at as well. However it turns out that due to the difference in currency and regions, there are some countries that will pay a fraction of what US customers are paying. For example it has been found that over in India, Apple Music will be priced at $2 (after conversion from its local currency), and $3 for the family plan. This is a fifth of what Apple Music subscribers will be paying in the US! Another example is Brazil, Indonesia, and Thailand where it is priced at $5 for single-user and $7 for the family plan. In Malaysia users can expected to pay $3.99...
Two phone makers carve up the market In figures for the three months to the end of May, Kantar Worldpanel says that Samsung took a bite out of Apple's US market share to overtake the fruity firm. This... is as much down to continued strong sales of the Galaxy S5 as to the introduction of the Galaxy S6....
In the recent years there seems to have been an increase in credit card breaches. We've seen large restaurant chains such as Chick-Fil-A experience a breach, and it was just last year that Target... themselves were found to have a breach, and now it seems that the latest breach comes courtesy of Donald Trump's Trump Hotels. According to a report from Brian Krebs, it seems that the Trump Hotels might have experienced a breach in their security. While a breach has yet to be fully confirmed, suspicious activity has been spotted and acknowledged with a statement from Eric Trump who is the executive vice president of development and acquisitions. The statement from Trump reads, "Like virtually every other company these days, we have been alerted to potential suspicious credit card activity and are...
When it comes to videos, YouTube is definitely king, so much so that many individuals and groups have gone on to make a living just by making YouTube videos and living off the ad revenue they get.... However it looks like Facebook wants in on video creation and according to Re/code, ad revenue sharing will be arriving on the social network. The idea is the same in which the revenue made from ads in the video will be split between Facebook and the video's creators. However there is a major difference here and that is not everyone will be able to participate in it. It seems that only videos part of Facebook's "Suggested Videos" feature will benefit from the ad revenue sharing, like NBA, Fox Sports, and Funny or Die, for example. Facebook believes that they will have the advantage in terms of...
There are plenty of virtual reality apps to check out on Google Cardboard. Here are some of our favorites.
The Xiaomi Mi Band that was launched last year is a decent device, but it is unable to keep track of your afternoon naps, although it does come with support for Google Fit. Having said that, it is... nice to see the folks over at Xiaomi think of a new and improved model, where it should be known as the Xiaomi Mi Band 1S, taking into consideration how the device has already gotten certified in Taiwan. The Xiaomi Mi Band 1S would continue from where its predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi Band, left off, and it has duly been photographed by the National Communication Commission (NCC) over in Taiwan. Getting certified in Taiwan can only mean one thing – it should be well on its way to be released to the masses, but the exact release date remains unknown just yet. Similar to its predecessor, the Xiaomi...
Placebos can make people feel better, so why not use them?
Hewlett-Packard is moving forward with plans to split into two companies, filing paperwork to create a new entity that will sell commercial technology, while a separate spinoff will sell personal... computers and printers.
In this week's video, Prudie counsels a woman about selling inherited artwork back to the deceased creator's family.
Second test of a Dragon capsule's launch abort system will lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket.
Now anyone can be a paparazzo.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 is never too far away from the rumor mill, and even as far back as November last year, there were alleged photos of the handset leaked out that point to a display that has more or less... lost all of its bezel, bringing it along the same route as that of modern day flat screen TVs that we see in the living room. Apart from that, there were also whispers of a sapphire display adoring the Xiaomi Mi 5, and this time around, we have more alleged hardware specifications revealed alongside a November launch date being targeted. The alleged leaks point to an unreleased Snapdragon 820 SoC, accompanied by a 5.3" display that carries a 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution, accompanied by 4GB RAM as well as either a choice of 16GB or 64GB of internal memory, where a 3,030mAh battery will ensure...
We've all known since Step Up that Channing Tatum has a gift for dance. And we found out in Magic Mike that he's especially great when dancing sans clothing. But, what about busting out an improvised... move on the street? In this new Vanity Fair clip, the Magic Mike XXL star performs classic dance moves in less than 30 seconds. And even though he executes the impromptu moves with some respectable panache, it's still a bit awkward — because doing the twist when you're not living in the 1950s is always gonna be kind of awkward. So we can all take comfort in the fact that Tatum does the robot exactly like the rest of us.
Most of us use Facebook to show off a new car, an engagement or a particularly notable lunch, but Mark Zuckerberg does it a bit differently. In a Q&A session yesterday Zuckerberg referenced his... company's plans for using lasers to connect more areas t...
Have you heard of MobileDirect before? They happen to be a company that distributes smartphone accessories, ensuring that your mobile device is well armed, so to speak, for a road warrior like you to... be able to handle whatever that is thrown in your direction – including the accidental drop or knock from time to time. Hence, it is far from surprising if they are able to get their hands on images and perhaps even specifications for different and upcoming handsets. A pair of cases for unannounced Android-powered handsets have been revealed, which will point in the direction of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 as well as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. We have seen earlier renderings of an alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 5 case, and what you see on the right could very well be the real deal in the flesh....
Google apologized after a user posted a photo on Twitter showing that the Google Photos app had labeled black people as "gorillas."
PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel commonly harps on the tech community for overusing buzzwords like “cloud” and “big data.” He’s not the only one who’s been saying... this, but the message still doesn’t appear to be sinking in with most enterprises.
Dutch activist group Women on Waves has used a drone to deliver pregnancy termination drugs to two women in Poland. The "Abortion Drone" was piloted from Frankfurt, Germany, over the Oder river, and... delivered the abortion drugs misoprostol and mifepristone in Słubice, Poland, reports CNET. A Dutch gynecologist provided the drugs, which were delivered safely to the two women who were waiting for the delivery with Feminoteka, a Polish women's advocacy group. Women on Waves has said that the drone delivery was a protest centered on Poland's abortion policy. Abortion is currently illegal in the country, except for cases of incest or rape. If the fetus is a threat to a mother's life, an abortion can be performed within 24
If you love super chunky guacamole, try using a knife to "chop" everything together, the way this video from Ina Garten demonstrates. You'll get the texture you're looking for, and it speeds up the... process.
US regulator sues to stop a big appliance merger that it claims could push up prices and cut back options for consumers.
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100Mbps service and rapid repair turnaround promised nbnTM, the entity charged with building and operating Australia's national broadband network (NBN) has released a new product roadmap....
June's #MashPics are a collection of bright colors that symbolize LGBT pride, sunshine and beach shots that mark the start of summer. We saw caps and gowns celebrating graduation season, photos of dad... around Father's Day, and the very best of outdoor music festivals around the world See also: Colorful, captivating and creative #MashPics from the month of May Below, scroll through our favorite selections from June. Keep tagging your photos for next month's roundup! If you're looking for themed challenges, tune in here for our weekly series. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.
If you're a budding smartphone photographer, you may be interested in LG's latest contest. The company has announced a new contest to search for the #BestShotEver on Instagram, offering up a trip to... New York City and two LG G4s for the lucky winner.
Apple today has updated its Apple Maps vehicles webpage with a list of new cities it will begin surveying later this month. Earlier this year we reported that Apple was using its camera-equipped vans... to collect next-gen Maps data, including Street View storefronts and 3D images. Apple now has revealed 13 new U.S. that it […]
Progress freighter hopes to ease the strain resulting from 3 unsuccessful missions.
Hewlett-Packard files papers to separate its commercial tech business from PCs and printers
The PS Vita never came close to fulfilling its massive potential, and with scant attention to the portable at this year's E3, it looks like Sony has all but given up on it as the system it was... originally meant to be. But that doesn't necessarily mean it isn't still worth a look - as Sony has succeeded (with some asterisks attached) at reinventing the Vita as a modern streaming console. ..
The bubonic plague, known also as the Black Death, was not deadly until the bacteria acquired certain mutations. What changes occurred that turned a harmless stomach bug into a deadly pathogen?
Just like how you cannot put a good man down, so too, does news – or rather, in this case, rumors of a handset that many would love to see become reality. I am referring to the Lumia 1030, where it... has been touted to be the canceled Nokia McLaren, spotted in leaked photos before, not to mention whispered to come with a whopping 50MP camera, now how about that for a super-smartphone camera? Well, half a year down the road after all these, another alleged Lumia 1030 front panel has been spotted. If this Lumia 1030 will eventually be realized, it will be a high end successor to continue from where the Lumia 940 and 940XL left off. One ought to take these leaked images with a liberal pinch of salt, since you can never quite tell whether it is just a mock up, or a red herring by the folks...
Robert Downey Jr's production company (Team Downey) is pairing with Warner Bros to bring a live-action version of Pinocchio to the big screen, and the film now has a big time writer on board. The post... Tony Stark to bring Pinocchio to the big screen, with Paul Thomas Anderson writing appeared first on Digital Trends.
We've seen various stair-climbing wheelchairs over the years, including the iBot, the Chiba and, most recently, the Scalevo. All those designs kept the "wheel" in the chair, but a new design from Hong... Kong relies on a set of robotic "pedrails" that look almost like skinny tank tracks. These articulated pedrails allow the electric B-Free Chair to grip the staircase firmly as it navigates up or down. ..
Taylor Swift fans aren’t the only ones with reasons to celebrate Apple Music. Apple’s new streaming service boasts over 30 million songs. That’s according to the company, anyway; we definitely... haven’t counted them. And even though it’s only a day…
It only took a couple of using Apple Music for me to decide to cancel my Spotify and Rdio accounts. The process of cancelling went pretty smooth for both, although there were some problems for some... Spotify subscribers who couldn't get their subscriptions cancelled. I'm keeping Pandora for now, just in case Apple Music screws up for some reason, but I'm liking it so far.
Certain high-end nail polish colors have almost a cult-like following on the Internet. Devotees scour the web and share tips and links via Pinterest, beauty blogs and Reddit discussions in pursuit... of the perfect match to that limited edition Olivia Palermo Red Hutch or Christian Louboutin’s Python. Enter SuperDuper, an iOS app that matches those high-end hues with grocery store brands…
Alaska is on track to have one of its worst wildfire seasons on record, propelled by a combination of warming average temperatures, a historically mild, relatively snowless winter and extremely mild... spring So far this year, 1.88 million acres have gone up in smoke, from 617 individual fires. June 2015 beat June of 2004 in terms of both number of fires and amount of acres burned, which means this year is now outpacing the state's worst wildfire season ever recorded With hundreds of fires still burning in Alaska and in Canada, smoke has made it all the way across the Midwest and Mid-South to the Atlantic Coast, crossing over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina on Wednesday
So, it looks like LG is about to take a page out of Apple's playbook now with whispers of a new variant of their current flagship, the LG G4. While Apple has always churned out an iPhone with the "s"... suffix behind after the main handset has been revealed, it seems as though LG will be taking a similar route with the latest leaked image of what has been dubbed the LG G4 S. Of course, it does not merge the uppercase "S" with the G4 name as what Apple has done with their smartphones, but the intention is definitely there. Apparently, the LG G4 S will not be a high end or flagship model, which means you will not see any improvements of the LG G4 S should and when it arrives over the LG G4, as it will rather be a mid-range handset that caters to the masses. Word on the street has it that the...
Foreign nationals allegedly planned to "enrich themselves" by reselling fakes from China
The full E3 2015 demo of 'Uncharted 4' is stunning.
After 33 years without a peep, the highest volcano in the Galapagos began belching hot magma in May. The eruption was pretty badass on its own, but a new NASA photo, digitally altered to look as if... rivers of black lava are streaming down a red mountainside, makes it look like it occurred in an otherworldly hell.
Motorola has a killer deal for potential buyers who would like to purchase the second-generation Moto X, also known as Moto X 2014. This is a limited-time offer and it ends on July 7. Moto X 2014 Deal
Improved testing along with prenatal and postnatal care has been credited with ending childhood HIV and syphilis infections in Cuba. Officials call it an important step toward 'an AIDS-free... generation.'
Apple is definitely not a company that rests on its laurels – which is why it is far from surprising to hear of another upcoming model that will follow in the iPhone 3G tradition – that is, to add... an "s" suffix at the end. We have had the iPhone 4s, the iPhone 5s, and obviously, the iPhone 6s just begs to be released. While nothing official has been revealed just yet, there has been a new leaked image of the motherboard of a device – where it allegedly belongs to the yet-unrevealed iPhone 6s (which the alleged chassis has also been spotted). The leaked image does suggest that Apple will be making use of a brand new Qualcomm modem, where it will enable one to be able to enjoy LTE Cat.6 connectivity as and when required – and it will obviously do its bit to further reduce the amount...
Xoom, a San Francisco-based online money transfer technology and services company that went public in 2013, is being acquired by PayPal for $25 per share in cash or $890 million. The price... represents a 32 percent premium over Xoom’s three-month volume-weighted average price. As stated in a PayPal-issued release about the tie-up, “Acquiring Xoom allows PayPal to offer a…
2 red panda cubs born a Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo for the 1st time in its history
Nintendo has announced that Splatoon is about to get a new multi-player game mode for both "kids and squids", a mode that is called Tower Control. This will join the multi-player modes already offered... in the game, and will be applied in Ranked Battle -- says Nintendo, this includes Splat Zones. With Tower Control, gamers are tasked with riding a …
PayPal is buying Xoom for $25 a share, in an all-cash deal, the companies said Wednesday. Xoom operates as an international money-transfer player. Following a trading halt, Xoom shares resumed... extended hours trading around 3 pm PT and spiked as much as 25 percent. Read the rest of this post on the original site
In the 2011 Women's World Cup, after Abby Wambach's header in the final moments of extra time sent the United States' quarterfinal match against Brazil into penalty kicks, the word "destiny" was... frequently tossed around. The U.S. went on to secure its passage into the semifinals with a 5-3 win in penalty kicks, and eventually the Americans met Japan in the final. See also: How FIFA left France out of the Women's World Cup semifinals But, against Japan, the U.S. choked up a 1-0 lead with just nine minutes remaining in regulation, and a 2-1 lead with only three minutes remaining in overtime. The group then did not have as much luck in penalty kicks, falling 3-1.
Apple's fleet of vehicles collecting street-level mapping data in the United States will begin surveying 13 more U.S. states between July 15 and July 31, including Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky,... Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wyoming. Apple Maps vehicles have been spotted in 15 states to date and will have reached 28 states in total after this next wave. Apple Maps vehicle driving in Monroe Township, New Jersey in May 2015 Apple confirmed last month that it is driving vehicles around the world to collect data to improve Apple Maps, and the mapping imagery is almost certainly being used to create a Google Maps "Street View" competitor. Apple Maps vehicles are also taking photos of businesses and storefronts in major...
New research released today in Nature Neuroscience reveals for the first time that pain is processed in male and female mice using different cells. These findings have far-reaching implications for... our basic understanding of pain, how we develop the next generation of medications for chronic pain--which is by far the most prevalent human health condition--and the way we execute basic biomedical research using mice.
The current fire hydrant design is 100 years old and prone to erosion and misuse. Thankfully, a new design has been developed, and the creator says it could last 200 years without needing any... maintenance.
California's dominance over Brazil is short-lived as state slips back to No. 8-largest economy
One of the cool things you can do with a streaming service like Apple Music, Spotify, or Rdio, is making and sharing playlists. It’s a way to seriously curate your own musical taste, and then show... off by sending along…
A goldfish meant to be a light snack for one the world's largest freshwater fish has lived undetected in the same tank with its predator for seven years.
Golf balls are really, really weird. Especially the old ones used over a hundred years ago. The dimpled shell can hide things like goose and duck feathers, wound rubber and all other sorts of colorful... and bright polymers and rubbers and plastics. The current balls are super fancy, I wish each golf ball still hid the rubber that looks like tobacco leaves.
Working with robots is nothing new at all – there are plenty of factories around the world that have humans working side by side with robots, especially on the assembly line where human intuition... and robotic precision complement one another, especially in the mass manufacturing process. The idea of a killer robot tends to be in the realm of science fiction, but it seems that industrial accidents to happen from time to time, and a robot has reportedly killed a technician over at a Volkswagen plant near Kassel, Germany. The victim was a 21 year old external contractor, where he was putting the robot together alongside another colleague when tragedy struck. The robot hit the external contractor in the chest, and pressed him against a metal plate. The injuries proved to be too severe to...
Facebook is preparing a new way to show videos on the social network and opening the door to a new source of advertising revenue at the same time. The new feature, called Suggested Videos, will roll... out first on iOS in the coming weeks and probably will come to other platforms like Android and the Web in the next few months. It works like this: When users click on a video in their News Feed, a new area pops up with related videos from Facebook partners that users can also watch. Some of those videos will be advertisements, and when a user watches one of them, Facebook will share the advertising dollars with the other partners supplying the video.
Donald Trump's hotels may be the latest victim in string of credit card breaches.
The Future of Life Institute, which aims to protect humanity from the possible negative effects of artificial intelligence, awards the cash to 37 research teams.
Pot, meet kettle. As Britain joins other Wassenaar nations in calling to prevent spying against human rights workers, it turns out it has been spying on Amnesty International. The post UK Gets Ironic... by Spying on Amnesty International appeared first on WIRED.
It is said that there are approximately 360 million people around the world that suffer from hearing loss, at least to the World Health Organisation (WHO), and I am quite sure that WHO has done their... homework in order to come up with such a figure. Not only that, there is limited access to hearing aid technology worldwide since not everyone is able to afford such technology, especially when many of them happen to live in poorer areas. A bunch of engineering students in Argentina might be on to something here, having developed a hearing tool which will operate through a smartphone app that they have dubbed uSound . The uSound app will be able to capture ambient sound, before it works to make adjustments to the frequencies, while adapting them to the users' specific hearing difficulties or...
PayPal is ready to make some new friends PayPal has reached an agreement to buy money transfer company Xoom for $890 million, a move that brings millions of international customers to the company.... Xoom bills itself as "an international money transfer service" that allows people to send money across borders. Xoom said it served 1.3 million customers in the first quarter of 2015, bringing in $44.4 million in revenue See also: Facebook Messenger payments is now nationwide Xoom recently expanded into China and Pakistan, and is popular in a variety of developing markets — an advantage that PayPal President Dan Schulman highlighted.
What does an Internet fiber-optic backbone cable look like anyway?
Look at this GIF that NASA just released: Watch Pluto slowly spin and increasingly come into focus while Charon, one of the dwarf planet's moons, dances in orbit. While you're staring, think about the... nine-year-long journey through space that New Horizons -- a spacecraft that's bringing us closer to Pluto than ever -- has taken. Then, right at the moment where Pluto starts to fill the screen to the point where you think you can make out what it really looks like... BAM. The GIF loops, and Pluto is suddenly far, far away again. That thing you thought might have looked like a crater on Pluto's surface is now imperceptible, just a few dark pixels next to some light pixels that mean little to your brain. The Pluto you see in this...
Don't let a dirty screen keep you down, these are the best ways to clean everything from fingerprints, dust, and grime from the screen of your smartphone. The post Keep those touchscreens squeaky... clean with these simple methods appeared first on Digital Trends.
Email is probably the most annoying thing you have to deal with on a daily basis. Many companies claim they've fixed email for you, with Google's Inbox being one example, and there are ways to destroy... email if you take the time. But email is not going anywhere anytime soon, and chances are you're doing it wrong, especially at work. Thankfully, there are some simple tricks you can use to significantly improve your email skills for both work-related and personal email. DON’T MISS: 15 Life Hacks That Reuse Everyday Items in Brilliant New Ways Career coach Barbara Pachter wrote a book titled The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat, and Tweet Your Way to Success, and it includes some tips that will prevent
Is this a new kind of faux pas or something? Surely it goes to show that computers and the algorithms that run them are not all that smart, so we can heave a collective sigh of relief that something... like Skynet will probably not happen – just yet, anyways. After all, when you have an app like Google Photos offering automatic tagging, you would expect it to make your life much easier when it comes to storing and sorting out your photos. However, when the automatic tagging feature categorizes photos wrongly, it can be a headache searching for that shot. Especially when you or your mates are dark skinned, and they have been tagged as a "Gorilla". This is what happened as reported by a Google Photos user known as Jacky Alciné. This is definitely one of the most embarrassing bugs by Google,...
Facebook, on Tuesday, altered its main logo for the first time in a decade. But you might have trouble seeing the difference.
Water can be dangerous to athletes if they drink too much during exercise, a new report concludes. So, when should people drink while working out?
Earlier today several images of new iPod devices were released through the newest update to iTunes. Inside version 12.2 of iTunes - complete with Apple Music - users could find three new colors for... the iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle. With a slightly more full - or dark - blue and pink as well as a new gold …
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is now a real thing, and soon a real company.
Google came under fire this week after its new Photos app categorized photos in one of the most racist ways possible. On June 28th, computer programmer Jacky Alciné found that the feature kept... tagging pictures of him and his girlfriend as "gorillas." He tweeted at Google asking what kind of sample images the company had used that would allow such a terrible mistake to happen. Google Photos, y'all fucked up. My friend's not a gorilla. pic.twitter.com/SMkMCsNVX4 -- diri noir avec banan (@jackyalcine) June 29, 2015 Google's chief social architect Yonatan Zunger responded quickly, apologizing for the feature. @jackyalcine Holy fuck. G+ CA here. No, this is not how you determine someone's target market. This is 100% Not...
The ASUS ZenFone Go might not have gotten an official announcement just yet, but there has been at least an image that has appeared online, showing off a rather decent look of the upcoming entry level... smartphone from the Taiwanese manufacturer. There are rumors floating around that this could very well be a variant of the ASUS ZenFone Selfie that was talked about earlier this year. Well, based on what we can tell from the leaked image as you can see above, it does look as though ASUS ZenFone Go will arrive in several bright and happy looking pastel colors. Needless to say, we do not have the handle on how much will it cost, and neither do we know when will it hit the market. As for its hardware specifications, why not
Mozilla has started letting outside developers use a test version of its Firefox browser with new virtual-reality technology that could make surfing the web more like watching movies or playing video... games.
It's almost strange to think how nonchalantly we consume the world's depleting fossil fuel reserves. Sure, it's fun to hammer a performance car down the motorway (or even a normal car for that... matter), with that satisfying hum from the exhausts, but the...
What you're looking at might appear to be a super-cool revamped version of the Batmobile for 2015 (and we're talking 1960s Adam West era here), but BMW isn't in the process of making one of those... (well, not that we know of). No, this is a modified BMW...
Your Android phone can store a lot of data and your private data as well. The most common data which you may like to keep private is your "personal" photos. If you have any photos in your phone that... you may not like anyone seeing, then it is better to hide or password protect them. You never know when you may have to give your phone to someone else or show someone family photos and accidentally end up showing your "Private" photos. To save yourself from such embarrassments, it is better to hide or password protect all your private photos today. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how you can hide your Photos on Android or Password protect them if hiding them is not enough for you. Method #1: Create a Hidden Folder Android by default comes with the ability to hide folders. However,...
Well iCloud Music Library is pissing people off already. The new service almost identical to iTunes Match has a DRM problem. Turned on, iCloud Music Library is taking the music you rightfully own and... place in your iTunes library and automatically adding…
We seem to have been residing in a second age of social media usage, a technological era of willful impermanence birthed from a post-Snowden culture that fears the concept of content which is... immortal by default. It’s in this environment that apps like Snapchat have thrived, but with what we’ve gained in perceived security we seem to have lost in online spontaneity and…
The drought hitting the West is not just striking the continental US. That same weather pattern that's sucking the life out of California is also making life hot, dry, and dangerous for the top third... of North America: Alaska and Canada have seen little rainfall, soaring spring temperatures, and now, a record-breaking wildfire season.
When you're running at least two extension cords to power something, a rough tug on the line can easily separate them. A carefully placed carabiner fixes that.