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6 May

Lifehacker

Mashable!

  • 01:16
    Microsoft's latest research project may make you wish you had a Windows Phone. The company showed off a new, still experimental, display technology Thursday that uses sensors to predict your movements before you touch a smartphone's touchscreen, SEE ALSO: Microsoft wants to connect all your favorite apps with Flow Dubbed "pre-touch sensing," the tech uses sensors embedded in smartphones to predict how and when you will touch the display. It can detect interactions with the touchscreen itself as well as how you are holding the phone.  One example of this in action is a video player app. (...) -- Tech, Windows Phone, Microsoft, Dev Design
  • 00:46
    This is the one where a very lucky bride-to-be had the best bridal shower ever with her Friends.  Sana Khan is engaged to Taufik Chhotani. Much of their relationship has been long distance and the pair enjoys watching Friends together. SEE ALSO: Two single people in their nineties went on the cutest blind date "Being in a long distance relationship can be tough," Sana told Mashable in an email. "We see each other maybe once a month, so we try to do different things to make us feel like a 'normal' couple. One of those things is having a FaceTime date and watching Friends." For that (...) -- Netflix, Lifestyle, Party, Friends, Bride
  • 00:17
    So it has come to this. Donald Trump is alone atop the heap of GOP candidates that have been eaten up by this election cycle. On Tuesday, Ted Cruz suspended his campaign and on Wednesday John Kasich nofollowed suit. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump is going to be the GOP nominee and people are freaking out Now, Republicans across the country are either freaking out or trying to find some semblance of calm after nothing has gone according to plan over the past 11 months.  So how are the various groups of the GOP taking the news? Well, mileage may vary. Reince Priebus The man in charge of the (...) -- This Is Fine, Donald Trump, Gop, Election 2016, World

MacRumors

  • 01:07
    Immersion, a company that develops and licenses haptic touch feedback technology, today filed a second lawsuit against Apple and AT&T, accusing the MacBook and MacBook Pro of violating one patent and the iPhone 6s of violating three additional patents not mentioned in the original lawsuit. According to Immersion, iPhone 6s and MacBook features like 3D Touch and the Force Touch trackpad infringe on its intellectual property. The four patents included in today's lawsuit are as nofollows: - U.S. Patent No. 8,749,507: "Systems and Methods for Adaptive Interpretation of Input from a (...) -- lawsuit, Patent, Immersion

Mashable!

  • 00:54
    Donald Trump claims to have "the best words." Regardless of how true that may be, he's said very, very many words throughout his primary campaign. So the Sid Lee Collective created Trump Against Humanity, an unofficial expansion to the popular and profane Cards Against Humanity which describes itself as "a party game about a horrible person." And it uses just quotes from the business mogul himself. SEE ALSO: Trump's 'woman's card' insult inspires hugely successful Kickstarter campaign Image: Sid lee collective The idea first came to Jeffrey Da Silva, executive creative director of (...) -- Cards Against Humanity, Donald Trump, Gaming, Watercooler

5 May

Lifehacker

Mashable!

  • 23:44
    In yet another adorable video, Internet-famous Doug the Pug has released a visual ode to moms in honor of the upcoming Mother's Day. The little guy's newest video is set to Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me" and its sentimentality will make you and your mom swoon. We're everything we are because you loved us, Doug. Nonverbal autistic YouTube talk show host welcomes her first guest, Channing Tatum 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' staffers read sweet, nonsensical texts from their moms GoPro camera takes us into space on back of a test rocket, and it's beautiful Janet Jackson drops clubby 'Dammn (...) -- Moms, Viral Video, Mother S Day, Dogs, Doug The Pug
  • 23:06
    We almost shouldn't be surprised, shocked or offended by anything Donald Trump says any more. Yet here we are. The presumptive Republican nominee tweeted a photo on Thursday afternoon, midway through eating a taco bowl, which he made clear was one of his products.  SEE ALSO: Ted Cruz lovingly elbows his wife in the face "Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!" the tweet read. Yes. Donald Trump is celebrating Mexico's 1862 victory against France in the Franco-Mexican War by eating a taco bowl. And then he said he loves Hispanics. (...) -- Election 2016, Conversations, Donald Trump, Watercooler
  • 23:00
    NEW YORK — "Do you really ever watch Hulu?"  That's what one advertiser asked another while waiting in a long line for the streaming service's annual Upfront presentation. They were among the thousands who dragged themselves to Madison Square Garden on a rainy, early Wednesday morning to check out what Hulu had to offer. That initial interest was all Hulu needed to wow the crowd. (OK — having Broad City ladies Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson as MCs helped, too). Ilana Glazer an Abbi Jacobson of Broad City speak onstage at the 2016 Hulu Upftont. Image: Getty Images for Hulu During the (...) -- Television, Entertainment, Hulu, Newfronts, Upfronts 2016
  • 22:52
    There is no stopping it: Train have announced that they're releasing a cover of Led Zeppelin II in full.  Yes, the band that unleashed "Hey Soul Sister" upon the world will cover the entirety of the English rock band's 1969 album from "Whole Lotta Love" to "Bring It On Home," with all proceeds benefitting Family House, a charity for families of children with cancer. But wait, you ask, wouldn't it be better if they asked us all for money not to release Train Does Led Zeppelin II, thereby holding the world in a collective ransom? Yes, yes it would. But then again, there are reportedly people out (...) -- Entertainment, Music, Led Zeppelin, Train
  • 22:10
    When you're juggling a dozen different superhumans for a big, knockdown brawl at an airport, you need an organizational tech solution that's fit to the task. You need index cards. "We killed so many trees." SEE ALSO: 'Captain America: Civil War' may be the best Marvel movie we'll ever get That's Christopher Markus, one half of the Marvel Studios writing duo behind all three Captain America movies (among others). Markus and his creative partner Stephen McFeely sat down for a chat with Mashable on the eve of Captain America: Civil War's release. "It's a lot of note cards, and starting (...) -- Marvel Cinematic Universe, Film, Entertainment, Marvel, Marvel Studios
  • 21:45
    Presented without comment: Donald Trump's Cinco de Mayo tweet.  Draw your own conclusions. *backs away slowly* Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more... window._msla=window.loadScriptAsync||function(src,id)if(document.getElementById(id))return;var js=document.createElement('script');js.id=id;js.src=src;document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0].parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);; _msla("//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js","twitter_jssdk");More about Donald Trump, Politics, and (...) -- Donald Trump, Politics, Watercooler
  • 21:43
    Since its launch, the Hubble Space Telescope has taken Earthlings on a trip through the solar system and beyond thanks to its unprecedented views of the universe.  Now, a video produced using Hubble telescope data takes people on a voyage to the center of the Milky Way, straight through the largest cluster of stars in our galaxy. SEE ALSO: Star blows blue cosmic bubble in new Hubble telescope photo "Located 27,000 light-years away, this region is so packed with stars, it is equivalent to having a million suns crammed into the volume of space between us and our closest stellar neighbor, (...) -- Hubble Space Telescope, Space Photos, Space Video, Science, Space
  • 21:37
    Fresh off an appearance on Beyoncé's Lemonade, British electronic producer and singer-songwriter James Blake is about to release some new music of his own.  The Colour in Anything, Blake's third studio album and the nofollowup to 2013's Overgrown, will arrive at midnight.  SEE ALSO: James Blake reveals album title with impressive mural from Roald Dahl illustrator The singer made the announcement on Annie Mac's BBC 1 radio show. The album will include "Radio Silence," which he began performing live last year, and "I Need a Forest Fire," featuring Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. Last summer, Blake (...) -- James Blake, Entertainment, Music
  • 21:34
    Self-driving Lyft cars might be hitting the streets sooner than anyone anticipated. General Motors and Lyft are preparing to roll out a test fleet of autonomous long-range Bolt EV in a yet-to-be-determined city with in the next year, according to the Wall Street Journal. SEE ALSO: Semi-autonomous tech could lead to more in-car sex, expert worries Citing an unnamed Lyft executive, WSJ reports the exact plans are still being worked out. When reached for comment, a GM representative told Mashable, "We have nothing specific to announce in relation to potential rollout of vehicles and (...) -- Chevrolet, Bolt Ev, General Motors, Lyft, Transportation
  • 20:42
    Streaming Netflix on a smartphone isn't a viable or sustainable option for many people. Data plans can cap you at a couple gigs or less, and getting in one more episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt just isn't worth hiking up the price of your cellphone bill. SEE ALSO: The best tips and tools to get the most out of Netflix To help, Netflix announced a new feature Thursday allowing mobile users to more easily control and keep track of how much data is being used when they stream over a cellular network. You can choose between different stream quality settings that correspond to specific (...) -- Netflix, Tech, Apps Software, Mobile
  • 20:41
    NEW YORK — Dear everyone: Netflix has picked up a comedy series based on Justin Simien's critically-acclaimed indie film Dear White People. The 10-episode, 30-minute series will be produced by Lionsgate, whose sister company Roadside Attractions released the original film in 2014.  Like the movie, the series will be set among a diverse group of students of color as they navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college. Simien will pen the series and direct the first episode. Devon Shepard (House of Lies), Stephanie Allain Bray (Dear White People) and Julia Lebedev (Dear White People) (...) -- Movies, Television, Entertainment, Justin Simien, Lionsgate
  • 20:37
    Chelsea Handler doesn't like what she sees in the current late night TV world.  “There are 10 or 11 guys doing what used to be done by two guys,” she says in a lengthy new interview with The New York Times. “That's not interesting.” She calls out Stephen Colbert of the The Late Show in particular, saying that he's doing exactly the same thing as David Letterman before him.  “Look what's going on with Stephen Colbert and that show,” says Handler. “What is that? He's being himself and he's not. He didn't go in and make a different show. He's just nofollowing in the footsteps of someone else.” SEE (...) -- E, Stephen Colbert, Chelsea Handler, Television, Entertainment
  • 20:36
    Pickup trucks are great at towing and hauling. But while they've excelled at getting the job done, they've lacked car-like refinement. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline changes all of that. It has semi-autonomous driving tech, versatile seats and Apple CarPlay in the cab. In the bed, it boasts a water-proof in-bed trunk and weather-proof exciters that effectively turn the bed into a giant speaker. Moreover, it can do all that while hauling 1,600 pounds. Daily commuting and tailgating weekend warriors, you've just found your dream truck. Full review: http://on.mash.to/26XympS Read more...More about (...) -- Cars, Transportation, Honda, Tech, Standalone Video Template
  • 20:30
    A new report claims that the painkiller Percocet was in Prince's system at the time of the iconic musician's April 21 death. But a source tells The Minneapolis Star Tribune that it's unclear whether the painkiller caused Prince's death at the age of 57. On Wednesday, the Star Tribune reported that Prince had arranged to meet with an addiction doctor "in an attempt to kick an addiction to painkillers." That same day, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Attorney's Office announced that they were joiningthe  Carver County Sheriff's Office in the investigation.  SEE ALSO: Report: (...) -- Prince, Music, Entertainment
  • 20:28
    Live-streamed Internet broadcasts are the hottest thing in social media right now, and Periscope generated a lot of that heat when it launched in 2015.  While Periscope broadcasts were previously only stored and viewable for 24 hours, the app is now testing out a new feature where users can choose to save videos indefinitely. SEE ALSO: 15 essential tips for mastering Facebook Live The new feature is currently in open beta, which means anyone can test it out right now, CEO Kayvon Beykpour announced in a broadcast (of course) on the service. By putting "#save" in the broadcast title, the (...) -- Facebook Live, Periscope, Tech, Apps Software
  • 20:06
    After years of providing food for thought, finally some thought for food. The New York Times has partnered with a meal delivery startup to launch a meal kit service through its NYT Cooking section. Yes, even The New York Times has been seduced by the Uber-for-food industry. The Times announced the new service on Thursday, which will include a multi-year deal with Chef'd, a meal kit delivery startup that is similar to Blue Apron.  Chef'd goes a bit beyond by featuring recipes from famous chefs.  The new service with the Times will offer meal kits drawn from NYT Cooking recipes, which can (...) -- Food Delivery Services, New York Times, Business, Media
  • 19:50
    He ain't sorry. Twitter user Michelle Gardner posted a video of a man sitting in the last possible row of Beyoncé's Formation World Tour concert in Releigh, North Carolina...reading...a...book. Yes, that's right. Somehow, this man seems completely unfazed by the fact that he is in the presence of greatness and had the audacity to read a physical book during Beyoncé's performance of "Drunk in Love." SEE ALSO: Beyoncé speaks out on North Carolina's anti-LGBT law The video, appropriately captioned, "When your wife makes you go to a Beyoncé concert with her," shows the disinterested man catching (...) -- Watercooler, Music, Viral Video, Video, Reading
  • 19:45
    Finally, the IRL version of Thor we've all been waiting for. Lasse Matberg is a sports officer, athlete and lieutenant in the Royal Norwegian Navy — an impressive résumé, to be sure. But he also has a man bun and a cool Pomeranian, which is why, we're guessing, he's breakin' hearts across the Internet. To be a successful Instagram heartthrob, one needs a varied portfolio. Luckily, Matberg's array of beach shots, goofy selfies and photos with animals more than fit the bill. SEE ALSO: Instagram dogs pose with their mommies for Mother's Day Here's that tiny dog you were asking about. His (...) -- Instagram, Watercooler
  • 19:37
    Poor Deery McGlobeface.  Jeff Hull with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation responded to a call in Centereach, New York, on Tuesday morning. A deer managed to gets its head stuck in a light globe, and was laying in the woods. According to a Facebook post from ECO, "Hull approached the deer, but on his first attempt, the wet globe slipped out of his hands and the deer ran into a nearby downed tree, causing it to fall." SEE ALSO: Coworkers Photoshopped a sleeping intern into an affectionate meme Fortunately Hull was able to get the globe off on his second attempt, but it (...) -- Memes, Photoshop Battle, Photoshop, Funny, Watercooler
  • 19:34
    NEW YORK — Time Inc. became the latest content publisher to launch it's own OTT service. At its packed NewFront presentation on Thursday, the company unveiled plans for the People/Entertainment Weekly Network, an ad-supported streaming video service from two of its top brands. Launching this fall, the network will offer more than 100 hours of original programming, including original, long-form celebrity, pop culture, lifestyle and human interest series, specials and live event coverage. The service will draw from already existing franchises such as: People's Sexiest Man Alive, Heroes (...) -- Newfronts, Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine, Streaming Services, Time Inc
  • 19:30
    A tiny dog is safe at home with his owner, thanks to the sharp eyes of a few boaters spending a day out on the water. That, and his little life vest.  A pair of Hernando Beach, Florida, couples were sailing in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday when they spotted what they initially thought might be a buoy, FOX 13 reports.  SEE ALSO: Rescue dog lovingly looks after his foster ducklings But as they drew closer, they saw a small dog floating on the surface in an orange life vest. The dog in question was Jäegermeister, a Jack Russell terrier whose owner had reported him overboard three hours (...) -- Dogs, Cute Animals, Watercooler, Videos
  • 19:26
    A 10-year-old Finnish boy named Jani discovered a flaw in Instagram, allowing him to delete comments at will. He informed Facebook of the issue and received $10,000 from the company.  Jani sent Mashable this very real note, detailing a few other flaws he's discovered. SEE ALSO: It's OK, you can laugh at this kid getting attacked by a goose Hello good adults of the Internet, it is I, Jani, the boy genius who understands computers more than you. I would like to thank Facebook for the $10,000. I will be investing all of it in my Dave & Busters Power Card so my birthday party is better (...) -- Watercooler, Funny, Technology, Facebook, Humor
  • 19:21
    Nothing says home cookin' like the taste of industrialized meat on your fingernails. Fast food superpower KFC recently announced that they want to take their chicken into a whole new domain. No longer will poor customers be forced to get their daily dose of chicken from actual chicken. Soon KFC fans in Hong Kong can paint their hands with edible Original or Hot & Spicy KFC nail polish.  SEE ALSO: McDonalds 'of the future' to offer all-you-can eat fries Oh. Good.  Ogilvy & Mather Group of Hong Kong developed the polish with McCormack, who provide spices for the franchise.  (...) -- Wtf, Hong Kong, Fashion, Nails, Kfc
  • 19:21
    Windows 10 is making Windows 8 look even more like a disaster. Almost two years after Windows 8 launched in late 2012, Microsoft could only report 200 million installs (or licenses). Today, Microsoft announced that less than a year after shipping Windows 10 to consumers and OEMs, the operating system is installed on 300 million devices. That's 30 million more than what Microsoft reported at its Build Developer Conference in March. SEE ALSO: Microsoft is finally cleaning up Windows 10: A hands-on preview Starting this summer, though, that pace of growth could slow down a bit as (...) -- Laptops, Desktops, Windows 10, Tech, Apps Software
  • 19:06
    No more basic trail mix and bland chips. 3D-printed snacks may be coming to a vending machine near you.  Finnish VTT Technical Research Centre is investing in development of high-tech vending machines that can provide food through 3D printing, according to the company's website.  SEE ALSO: You can now get a 3D-printed version of your naked self VTT hopes it can develop products customers can use to create their own unique treats. The site reads, "3D printing technology will enable the layer-by-layer manufacture of various structures, from crispy to soft gels that produce a distinctive (...) -- Gadgets, Tech, Food, Snacks, 3d Printing
  • 18:47
    We've all woken up and thought, "Should I call in sick again?"  Shine wants to give you the motivational boost you need. The daily texting service launched Tuesday with the goal to inspire millennials with fun and relatable text messages throughout the day.  "Millennials are increasingly seeking ways to connect with themselves and set their days and their lives up for success. It's called intentional living and they are all about it," says the founders in email to Mashable.  SEE ALSO: Getting creative: 5 ways to spur inspiration at work What started as a "side hustle” for Naomi Hirabayashi (...) -- Media, Mental Health, Tech, Apps, Texting

Yahoo! News: Technology News

  • 23:50
    All of GE's smart appliances can now carry out commands through IFTTT. The company had some functionality before, but today it added channels for its washer, dryer, and dishwasher. How would you use this programming for your smart appliances? GE has some ideas. You can have you smart lights blink when the washer has 10 minutes left on its timer, or have a smart thermostat turn on an HVAC fan whenever the oven is on. I want to see some people get real creative with the smart (...) (The Verge)
  • 23:48
    (Engadget)
  • 23:45
    Ahead of the iPhone 7 unveiling, there's still a lot we don't know for certain about Apple's next-gen smartphone. Will it really ship without a headphone jack? Will the battery life be much improved? Will the highly anticipated dual-camera system only be available on the iPhone 7 Plus? Yet despite the questions hovering over the iPhone 7, and despite the fact that the device isn't slated to launch for at least another four full months, excitement and interest in the device is already greater than it was for the iPhone 6s. This is particularly noteworthy given that the iPhone 6s has (...) (BGR News)
  • 23:26
    Earlier today, Donald Trump celebrated Cinco de Mayo by publishing a tweet that read: "Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. (The Verge)
  • 23:19
    (Engadget)
  • 23:18
    Square Inc , the mobile payments company run by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as operating costs surged. Square, which went public in November, facilitates payments between businesses and customers with a credit card reader that turns any mobile phone into a payment terminal. Dorsey co-founded both Square and Twitter, but investors have been showing greater confidence in his ability to build Square into a strong business than in his chances of turning around (...) (Reuters)
  • 23:13
    (Reuters) - GoPro Inc reported a lower-than-expected fall in quarterly revenue as demand for its popular wearable action cameras remained strong. Shares of the company, which said it would delay its drone launch, were up 4.1 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday. Analysts on average had expected revenue of $169.1 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. "Unit sell-thru was close to first quarter 2015 levels, a quarter which benefited from the launch of HERO4," Nicholas Woodman, GoPro Founder and CEO, said in a (...) (Reuters)
  • 22:48
    GoPro announced its first quarter earnings today, and the details were fairly bleak. The news comes after a disappointing year for GoPro. While the company shipped more cameras than ever before in 2015 (6.6 million), GoPro had a rough fourth quarter, bringing in about $200 million less than it did in the fourth quarter of 2014. (The Verge)
  • 22:45
    One of the unique things about the Vive is that you're actually able to see your motion controllers inside virtual reality, along with the laser towers that help track your body. Like the various SteamVR backgrounds that you could already get on the Vive, you'll find these fan-made items in the Steam Workshop. You'll see three different colors for the Aperture Science-themed controllers above, plus security cameras and turrets to stand in for the base (...) (The Verge)
  • 22:07
    Perhaps you've heard of the Korean term Meok Bang before, in which vloggers who call themselves BJs (Broadcasting Jockeys and not anything else) live stream themselves gorging on food before an online audience of millions of Koreans. It's a novel way to have one foot in Korea's deeply collectivist roots and the other in new, uncharted territory in which Koreans are seeking modern alternatives to outdated tradition which dictates that one should never eat alone. Now, a new twist on this Meok Bang phenomenon has popped up: it's called "Cat Meok Bang," and it's (...) (The Verge)
  • 21:51
    On Wednesday, 13 trade groups from Silicon Valley issued an open letter, urging the next US president to show support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Reuters reports. The groups represent key industry leaders like Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, and Amazon, as well as other lesser-known tech players, who hope the trade agreement will lower barriers to hiring high-tech workers from abroad. In the letter, the groups encourage the presidential candidates to advance "ambitious initiatives to reduce barriers to trade in digital and other goods and services, including obtaining (...) (The Verge)
  • 21:20
    TRNTBL has all that, but it also jacks that experience into the 21st century. TRNTBL, a new $420 player from a company appropriately named VNYL, has two unique tricks: it can detect what songs you're playing (basically Shazam for records), and it can stream audio wirelessly to other connected audio devices (like Sonos, for instance). Your friends can see what you've been listening to in analog land, and you can even have TRNTBL automatically build Spotify (...) (The Verge)
  • 21:18
    A product backlog is a prioritized inventory of features, defects, or technical work that has yet to be worked on. It should be work that is considered valuable from the product owner's perspective. It can also include ideas that have been identified and, in some cases, prioritized to include in future releases.When working on your product... (Huffington Post)
  • 21:11
    British electro-soul musician James Blake is releasing his new LP The Colour in Anything tonight at midnight GMT, meaning listeners on the East Coast will be able to hear it just in time for a relaxing evening listen. (The Verge)
  • 21:10
    It's the Thursday before Mother's Day, which makes it the last day you can comfortably order flowers for your mom without freaking out that they won't arrive in time. The flower was spotted by Twitter user Sreedev Sharma. "To celebrate Mother's Day, we are testing the ability for people in a few markets to leave a flower reaction," the company said in a statement. (The Verge)

MacRumors

  • 22:12
    Apple CEO Tim Cook's fourth annual CharityBuzz auction ended this afternoon, raising more than $500,000 for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The auction, which garnered more than 40 bids, includes a one hour lunch date with Tim Cook At Apple's Cupertino headquarters along with passes to a forthcoming Apple keynote event. Two people are able to attend the lunch meeting with Cook, with the experience set to last for approximately one hour. While lunch is included in the price of the auction, travel and accommodations are not. The otter expires on May 5, 2017, (...) -- Tim Cook, CharityBuzz
  • 20:48
    Apple today announced a new partnership with SAP to "revolutionize" the mobile work experience for its enterprise customers by combining native iPhone and iPad apps with the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Under the partnership, Apple and SAP will create a new software development kit and training academy to help developers and enterprise customers create tailored business-focused iOS apps. "This partnership will transform how iPhone and iPad are used in enterprise by bringing together the innovation and security of iOS with SAP's deep expertise in business software," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. (...) -- SAP
  • 13:38
    A significant number of users on Reddit and Twitter, corroborated by multiple tips we have received, are affected by an ongoing App Store issue preventing a number of popular iOS apps from showing up in search results unless already installed, including Google, Periscope, Spotify, Tidal, Tumblr, Uber, Vine, Waze, and many others. The search issues appear to be widespread, affecting iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch customers throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, and elsewhere since early Thursday morning. Apple has yet to update its System Status page with any reported issues as of (...) -- App Store, system status

Yahoo! News: Technology News

  • 23:21
    The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA playoffs this week, and that's exciting enough, probably. LeBron James! But Budweiser and DodoCase VR have teamed up to make things a little more exciting, or entirely off-putting, depending on who you ask. During yesterday's game, the first 750 spectators who arrived were gifted with the glory of a Budweiser-themed beer holder that they could also attach to their faces later to watch VR (...) (The Verge)
  • 23:20
    Google's default Android keyboard got a big update this week that adds in all kinds of small changes and new features, including a one-handed mode. Today people started noticing another small change: Google now lets you drag away awful autocorrect suggestions that you don't want to see again. (The Verge)
  • 23:10
    One of the rumors about Star Wars: The Force Awakens that caught fire long before the movie ever hit theaters has finally been confirmed by Luke Skywalker himself. Speaking to The Sun , Mark Hamill said that the original opening scene of the movie featured a severed hand floating through space, holding a lightsaber. SEE ALSO:  The guy who played Greedo just ended one of the biggest ‘Star Wars’ debates When the rumor was first spread by Birth Movies Death , many people thought the idea sounded laughable — perhaps a little too on the nose, even for Star Wars . Then the movie released, with no (...) (BGR News)
  • 20:37
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc is taking another step into the corporate computing world by partnering with SAP to develop apps that run the German company's widely used business software on smartphones and tablets, the two companies said on Thursday. The consumer electronics giant, which historically has remained aloof from the unglamorous but potentially lucrative market for enterprise software, has in the past two years set partnerships with IBM, Cisco Systems and now SAP that enable Apple products to reach a growing audience of business professionals. SAP, whose business software runs (...) (Reuters)
  • 22:48
    (Engadget)
  • 22:08
    Microsoft announced Thursday that its latest Windows operating system designed to work on laptops, desktops, smartphones, Xbox One consoles and more is powering 300 million devices around the world. "We're seeing people at home, at schools, at small businesses, at large companies, and other organizations adopt Windows 10 faster than ever, and use Windows 10 more than ever before," Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group, said in a blog post. The adoption speed has likely been ramped up by Microsoft's move to make Windows 10 (...) (AFP Relax News)

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

Yahoo! News: Technology News

  • 22:42
    (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google and climate control systems maker Honeywell International Inc have reached an agreement to resolve patents disputes related to Alphabet's Nest Labs, a maker of Internet-connected thermostats. The companies said on Thursday that they had reached a long-term patent cross-license agreement. The statement did not disclose financial and other details of the agreement. (Reporting by Anya George Tharakan in Bengaluru; Editing by Kirti (...) (Reuters)
  • 22:35
    In a bit of offbeat news that seems like it could have fit right in as a humorous plot point on Breaking Bad , police in Alliance, Ohio recently confiscated a drug dealer's phone and are now being bombarded by texts and phone calls from customers looking to pick up some product. In fact, the sheer volume of communications being directed at the drug dealer's phone has prompted authorities there to plead (somewhat jokingly) with customers to stop texting and calling. "Police are trying to search through texts and contacts," WCMH-TV News reports , "but they say that the constant stream of (...) (BGR News)
  • 22:21
    (Reuters) - Activision Blizzard Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit due to strong demand for its popular "Call of Duty: Black Ops III" videogame. Shares of the company, which also forecast current-quarter revenue and profit above analysts' expectations, rose 4 percent in extended trading on Thursday. Activision, known for its game series such as "Skylanders" and "World of Warcraft", said adjusted revenue from its high-margin digital business rose 48 percent to $797 (...) (Reuters)
  • 21:30
    Apple recently partnered up with SAP to bring a new SAP HANA Cloud Platform SDK exclusively to iOS, along with a training academy for building enterprise apps. (TechRepublic)
  • 22:25
    (Engadget)
  • 22:05
    If you had asked me this morning whether we'd ever reach such technological advancement that we could put dough in a pod and create a tortilla from it, I would have said no way! Years off. Carlos Ruiz, co-founder and CEO, says he came up with the idea because he missed authentic tortillas when he lived in Europe and the US and struggled to make them himself. Once in possession of the machine, owners just have to buy Flatev-approved tortilla pods, pop 'em in, and then out comes a (...) (The Verge)

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

Scripting News

  • 22:18
    LinkedIn to support Instant Articles? davewiner There are a few troubling things about this Buzzfeed piece saying that LinkedIn is creating their "own version" of Instant Articles.Why their own version? Why not just use the one we're already creating for Facebook? We don't need to have a proliferation of mostly-compatible feed formats. IA is great. The guy who goes second gets to set the standard. Don't fork, emulate. Embrace without extending.And why just just with publishers? Why not talk with bloggers? I think ultimately this will be a similar kind of mistake to the ones that (...)

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Joi Ito’s Web

  • 15:06
    Accounting underlies finance, business, and enables the levying of taxes for raising armies, building cities, and managing resources at scale. In fact, it is the way that the world keeps track of almost everything of value. Accounting predates money, and was originally used by ancient communities to track and manage their limited resources. There are accounting records from Mesopotamia dating back more than 7,000 years, listing the exchange of goods. Over time, accounting became the language and information infrastructure for trade. Accounting and auditing enabled the creation of vast (...)

Read/WriteWeb

  • 22:00
    Air quality analytics firm BreezoMeter and GE’s energy-focused in-house startup, have announced a partnership aimed at providing smart cities with real-time air quality and traffic analytics. Breezometer will provide the real-time air quality, while Current gives traffic insights from its LED infrastructure. Smart city leaders can then spot patterns in traffic and pollution, leading to actionable solutions to reduce a city’s carbon footprint and reduce congestion. See Also: India needs smart villages, not smart cities City leaders will also be able to reroute and organize traffic more (...) -- BreezoMeter and GE breathe deep on smart city air quality, ReadWrite

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kottke.org

  • 21:45
    Mike Parris worked as a robotics engineer at Carnegie Mellon in the 90s but always harbored a greater interest in skiing. He eventually moved to Jackson Hole, WY to make handmade skis & snowboards full-time. Igneous skis cost $1600 a pair, but they are beautiful and each pair is made especially for how each person skis. When I saw the skis in the video, I wondered how a wooden ski would hold up to tough skiing, but it turns out that in addition to the hardwood on the top, Igneous skis use graphite bases, composite fiberglass, and Kevlar as part of the construction. Tags: Mike (...)

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