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5 September

Lifehacker

  • 14:59
    Saturday's Best Deals: $19 Bias Light, Fitbit Charge HR, KitchenAids, and More - Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker Lifehacker
    Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, nofollow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. Read more... -- , ,

Daring Fireball

  • 06:35
    Brad Frost: We’re bombarded by more information than ever before. With the rise of all this information comes a rise of the amount of bullshit we’re exposed to. Death to Bullshit is a rallying cry to rid the world of bullshit and demand experiences that respect people and their time. There’s a blog listing examples of bullshit. (I would argue that there’s a wee bit of bullshit on the no-bullshit version of the blog: all of the links are Tumblr redirects, so you can’t see the URLs where they lead. It almost feels wrong to complain about that, because I am so totally on board with the fight (...)

Seth’s Blog

  • 11:52
    You can look forward to them, the weirder the better. Or you can push customers to make them as uncustom and unspecial as possible, because, of course, these are easier to handle. If you embrace special orders, you're doing something difficult, scarce and worth seeking out. If you handle them begrudgingly, you're likely to undo the very goodwill you sought to create.         

Engadget

  • 10:38
    Uber has pulled down the searchable database people found at "trip.uber.com," which contained details of trips people unknowingly made public by using the "Share your ETA" feature. That's one of the app's functions that sends a link with all pertin...
  • 05:56
    Developer Bungie's former in-house composer Marty O'Donnell had his day in court and it's time for Bungie to pay the piper. In addition to the initial payout of $142,500 he's owed as a profit-sharing program, O'Donnell also gets to hold onto what V...
  • 05:16
    If your social feeds are anything like mine, they're full of folks squeeing with delight over their new BB-8 droid today. The folks at uBreakiFix got one too, but instead of playing with Star Wars: The Force Awakens' charmer, they cut it apart to s...
  • 04:28
    Wondering what to do with your three day weekend? Turtle Rock Studios is hoping you'll (re)visit its co-op shooter Evolve, courtesy of a few days of free access on Xbox One and PC. Even if you already own it, it may be time to knock the dust off be...

Yahoo! News: Technology News

  • 09:00
    Microsoft is aggressively pushing its new web browser, Edge, to Windows 10 users when they attempt to search for other browsers - like Firefox or Chrome - using Microsoft's own browser. The tactic was first spotted by VentureBeat and also picked up by MarketingLand, which ran several searches in Bing on Windows 10 to show the various ways that Microsoft is pushing Edge. Right now, when Windows 10 users try to search for and download Google Chrome or Firefox from Microsoft's Edge browser, a dark bar appears at the top of the search results page saying that Microsoft recommends they (...) (The Verge)

BetaNews.Com

  • 08:54
    Cybercriminals are a motivated bunch that continually change up their approaches to evade traditional detection-based security. Rather than continuing the insane circle of identify and respond security, it’s time to flip your cyber script and focus on gaining situational awareness of the real risks your organization actually faces. Once you know what hackers are after and how they are getting in, you can shift your defenses accordingly. To that end, let’s take a look back on the first half of 2015. In a new mid-year cybercrime report by SurfWatch Labs, data analysts looked at all of the (...) -- [Continue Reading]
  • 02:34
    We worry about our children, or at least we should. Stranger danger is everywhere in today's world, unlike the one we grew up in. You may have wondered around town on your own, rode in a car with no seatbelt and probably asked the question "what's a bike helmet?" Well, things are not that safe anymore, and in fact they can be downright scary. Websites and apps are trying to sell things to kids (it will be your money that they spend). But worse, predators lurk in the shadows looking for information for potential targets. Security firm  Sophos has taken a closer look at the problems and (...) -- [Continue Reading]

Yahoo! News: Technology News

hack a day

  • 10:01
    When the Raspberry Pi came on the scene it was hard to imagine that you could get a fairly complete Linux system for such a low price. The Pi has gotten bigger, of course, but there are still a few things you miss when you try to put one into a project. Wifi, comes to mind, for example. The first thing you usually do is plug a Wifi dongle in, consuming one of the two USB ports. The Orange Pi is a direct competitor and has a few variants. Originally, the board cost about $30 but sports WiFi, a 1.6 GHz processor, 8 GB of flash, and a SATA interface. There’s now a reduced version of the (...) --
  • 07:01
    Electronic cars and planes are the wave of the future, or so we’re told, but if you do the math on power densities, the future looks bleak. Outside of nuclear power, you can’t beat the power density of liquid hydrocarbons, and batteries are terrible stores of energy. How then do we tap the potential of high density fuels while still being environmentally friendly? With [Lloyd]’s project for The Hackaday Prize, a low cost hydrogen fuel cell. Traditionally, fuel cells have required expensive platinum electrodes to turn hydrogen and oxygen into steam and electricity. Recent advances in (...) --
  • 04:01
    Piezoelectric sensors are great for monitoring mechanical impacts with a microcontroller. Whether you’re monitoring knocks on a door or watching a heartbeat, they are a cheap way to get the job done. They do have their downsides, though, so when [Jeremy] wanted to build an electronic drum set, he decided to use more expensive accelerometers to measure the percussive impacts instead. Even though piezo sensors are cheap, they require a lot of work to get them working properly. The ADXL377 3-axis accelerometer that [Jeremy] found requires much less work, plus provides more reliable data due (...) --
  • 01:01
    Smart TVs are just dumb TVs with a computer and a network connection, right? In a variation of rule 34, if it has a computer in it, someone will hack it. When [smarttvhacker] bought a Sony 48 inch smart TV, he noticed all the software licenses listed in the manual and realized that was a big leg up into hacking the TV. We don’t have a comparable Sony model, but [smarttvhacker’s] post is a veritable travel log of his journey from TV viewer to TV ruler. By analyzing everything from network port scans to a dump of a firmware upgrade, he wound up being able to install a telnet server. We (...) --

Mashable!

  • 04:20
    Dancing in public leaves even the best dancers vulnerable to potential embarrassment. Up the awkward with dance moves ripped straight from '90s MTV YouTube user Kyle Levo spent a good chunk of his day dressed in a neon windbreaker suit and dancing for the masses. Armed with a boombox and the right attitude, he covers the hits, from Digital Underground to Jennifer Lopez. Angelina Jolie in an acting class is the most bizarre footage ever Acid attack survivor gets real in YouTube makeup tutorial Dog is so incredibly nervous for the arrival of the new baby 'Beasts of No Nation' trailer (...) -- Video, Dancing, Watercooler, Videos
  • 03:16
    Though we might not be getting a sequel to The Goonies anytime soon, director Richard Donner has revealed plans for the next best thing: an "immersive" theater experience in which you can be play of the Goonies See also: NightBus' Interactive Music Video Introduces 3-Way Stereo Experience In a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies, Donner divulged that the classic 1985 film is about to become a uniquely immersive stage experience on the off-Broadway stage Immersion theater is "where there's no seats, the venue is you go into a warehouse and there's something happening in that warehouse (...) -- Entertainment, Movies, Film, The Goonies
  • 02:31
    This recently unearthed video from 2000 features Angelina Jolie crying, shouting, and maniacally giggling in an acting class Angelina is 25 in the video, which was made shortly before she won an Oscar for Girl, Interrupted — and it brings up so many questions. Such as: What is happening in this scene? Is Angie supposed to be repeating the same line over and over again? Who are these other people acting with her, and how do they feel about being in a class with Angelina Jolie? Is this a dream? We may never know. But we can still enjoy watching Angelina in her true, weird, utterly creepy (...) -- Viral Videos, Act, Watercooler, Videos, Angelina Jolie
  • 01:49
    Editor's note: This post includes graphic images. A Whole Foods security guard in Oakland, California has been "permanently removed" from all of the company's stores after a clash that left a customer lying unconscious in a pool of his own blood The shopper was attempting to buy groceries with an electronic benefit transfer card that gives food stamps benefits Thursday night, when he got into a verbal argument with the cashier, a witness wrote on Facebook. When a security guard arrived on the scene, the situation escalated, the witness, Zoe Marks, a lecturer at the University of (...) -- Crime, Whole Foods, Us World, Us
  • 01:05
    LOS ANGELES — Aretha Franklin has amazing timing. The Queen of Soul's last-minute legal action — including a 10-minute courtroom phone conference with Franklin herself, THR reported — stopped the Telluride Film festival from showing Amazing Grace, a full-length documentary feature about her double platinum-selling 1972 performance that was scheduled to world premiere Friday night in the Colorado ski resort town. SEE ALSO: Show-stopping little girl does Aretha Franklin proud in dance recital A U.S. District Court judge in Colorado granted her injunction Friday — the day of the festival's (...) -- Music, Movies, Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Toronto Film Festival
  • 00:51
    If you own a 2015 Jeep Renegade, you might need to patch your software. Late Friday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced that they are conducting a voluntary recall of 7,810 2015 Jeep Renegades equipped with 6.5-inch touchscreen radios for a hacking vulnerability. This comes a little over a month after FCA recalled 1.4 Million vehicles equipped with its Uconnect infotainment system for a remote hacking risk. See also: Auto polo was like Mad Max for the country club set In a statement, FCA said this risk isn't related to the recent hacking recall, since exploiting the (...) -- Tech, Transportation, Cybersecurity, Business, Apps Software
  • 00:44
    The Department of Justice this week has released its full analysis of police action taken during the August 2014 Ferguson protests over the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson The 180-plus page document, which can be read below, categorized 48 "findings" and 113 "lessons learned," but highlighted 10 items as most critical to the assessment See also: Ferguson, in their own words The report The extensive report closely examines the first 17 days of action in Ferguson starting from Brown's death on August 9, 2014. Among the (...) -- Department Of Justice, Us World, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Darren Wilson
  • 00:05
    Hey hey, my my, Tim Tebow's NFL career just won't die Stretch out those quads and dust off the ol' prayerful poses, folks, because the father of Tebowing appears all but set to become an NFL quarterback again after making a rather stunning case for his professional life on Thursday See also: Washington's pathetic NFL team self-inflicts the shame it deserves Tebow was a star at the University of Florida from 2006 through 2009, then became a bona fide sensation after finding unexpected success as an NFL quarterback for the Denver Broncos in 2011. But the fact that he can't really throw a (...) -- Nfl, Tim Tebow, Entertainment, Sports
  • 00:00
    Why do you have to be such a jerk, Jimmy Kimmel? I get it. It's not cool to have someone express hope that you get cancer, or tell you flat-out to just" "die in a fire." Internet commenters are notoriously grumpy and the best/worst of them excel at pushing universal buttons. But when you raise that kind of ire and then you fire back by doubling down on the insults, you're just adding to the problem. Two wrongs don't make a right, after all. SEE ALSO: Taylor Swift Thinks Jimmy Kimmel Is a Jerk Let's rewind. Earlier this week, the late night host leveled his insult comedy at fans of (...) -- Youtube, Entertainment, Gaming, Jimmy Kimmel, Let S Play
  • 09:33
    There were smiles early Saturday morning at the Austrian border as the first of thousands of refugees who had been stuck in Hungary made it to Austria on buses provided by the Hungarian government. The refugees, most of them fleeing the civil war in Syria, had begun marching out of Hungary by the thousands, journalists estimated, in defiance of the Hungarian insistence that they be registered in Hungary. Austria and Germany have said they will receive the refugees. See also: Here's how you can help during the refugee crisis in Europe The weary refugees, many wearing blankets to protect (...) -- Us World, Refugees, Hungary, Austria
  • 06:24
    BERLIN — Mohammed Ali Zonoobi bends his head as the priest pours holy water over his black hair. "Will you break away from Satan and his evil deeds?" pastor Gottfried Martens asks the Iranian refugee. "Will you break away from Islam?" "Yes," Zonoobi fervently replies. Spreading his hands in blessing, Martens then baptizes the man "in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost." See also: Here's how you can help during the refugee crisis in Europe Mohammed is now Martin — no longer Muslim, but Christian. Zonoobi, a carpenter from the Iranian city of Shiraz, arrived in Germany (...) -- Us World, Refugees, Muslim, Migrants
  • 02:03
    WhatsApp, the popular messaging service Facebook purchased last year, now has more than 900 million users — eclipsing services such as WeChat, Facebook Messenger and Line. CEO Jan Koum revealed the new milestone on Facebook Thursday during a casually-worded check-in with his boss, Mark Zuckerberg See also: Facebook could let businesses contact you on WhatsApp Read more... (function(d, s, id) var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; (...) -- Mobile, Social, Messaging, Whatsapp, Tech
  • 01:14
    The Australian government has hit back after an editorial in the New York Times slammed Australia's handing of the influx of migrants and refugees traveling to its shores and advised Europe not to nofollow suit Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said in a statement released Thursday: "No responsible government could stand idly by in the face of these repeated tragedies. Our policies are lawful. They are safe. And they work. They save lives." Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott is known for his hardline "stop the boats" policy, where boats carrying people from persecution in regions such (...) -- Australia, Us World, Refugee, Asylum Seeker
  • 01:01
    In May 2014, Reshma was attacked by her brother-in-law while she was out walking with her sister in Allahabad, India. He threw sulphuric acid on her face, leaving her permanently disfigured. She lost her left eye because of the attack. Here, Reshma creates a PSA about her experience, crafted in the form of a makeup tutorial. She instructs viewers how to achieve the perfect red lip, telling them that they will "find red lipstick easily in the market ... just like concentrated acid." Reshma then instructs viewers to sign the petition to end the sale of acid. While the video may be (...) -- Viral Videos, Watercooler, Videos, Acid Attack Survivors, Makeup Tutorial

Techmeme

MacRumors

  • 01:27
    Ahead of next week's big iPhone-centric event, Apple has begun decorating the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco where the event will take place. As shared by several Twitter and Instagram users, signs with the Apple logo are beginning to go up, and several Apple-branded flags are flying. A white Apple logo with rainbow-colored accents against a blue background is shown on one wall of the auditorium, shared by CBS/CNET photographer James Martin. The same design was seen on the invitations for the event and was created to mimic Siri's look on the Apple Watch and iOS 9. Security (...) -- , ,

Google Blog

  • 00:04
    With the long Labor Day weekend beckoning, we’ll spare you the introduction and dive right into the past week of search trends. Party at the VMAs It’s been nearly a week since it all went down, but given the number of trending topics related to the Sunday evening spectacle known as the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, we feel almost obligated to recap how it played out on Search. So, here are the highlights: bizarre but wonderful host Miley Cyrus pulled in a cool 5 million searches, while her onstage confrontation with Nicki Minaj (which may or may not have been planned) got another 500,000+. (...)

Programmable Web

TechCrunch

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

Lifehacker

  • 04:08
    This Incredibly Popular Antec Bias Light Kit is Back Under $20, If You Hurry - Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker Lifehacker
    We’ve all heard that watching TV in the dark can be pretty tough on the eyes, but an ambient bias lighting setup can make the experience much more palatable. This basic USB-powered kit from Antec is only $19 right now, and takes just a few seconds to install. Read more... -- , ,
  • 03:52
    This Labor Day Fitbit Deal Will Get Your Heart Pumping - Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker Lifehacker
    Need a little push to get off the couch, or just want to recreate a viral web stunt? The Fitbit Charge HR is the best fitness tracker for most people, and you can get one for just $110 today ($40 off), which is the best deal we’ve seen on the heart rate-tracking model. [Fitbit Charge HR, $110] Read more... -- , ,

Daring Fireball

  • 02:13
    Jonathan Kim calls it “an Apple-hater’s manifesto”: Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and the man credited with bringing both personal computers and advanced mobile electronics to the masses, died on October 5, 2011. But the battle to define both the man and his legacy is being waged right now in the form of several books and high-profile films, the latest of which is the documentary Steve Jobs: The Man In the Machine, from Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, a man I’ve interviewed in the past and whose work I greatly respect. That’s why it really bums me out that The Man In the Machine (...)
  • 00:51
    Beautiful, clever blog by João Rocha. From the about page: “There are only 2 kinds of people in this world, those that find this blog hilarious and those that have no sense of humor whatsoever.” ★
  • 00:30
    Glenn Fleishman, writing last month for Macworld: In Yosemite, I tested one suggestion after I was unable to set a window’s default opening behavior. I created a model window, closed it, and then closed all windows (Command-Option-W, Option plus close button, or hold down Option while selecting File and choose Close All Windows). Then I held down Option and right-clicked the Finder icon in the Dock and selected Relaunch. Voila! After that point, whenever I resized a Finder window, all subsequent windows would open in the same dimensions, offset slightly in location, including the width (...)
  • 00:16
    Well-researched, insightful piece by Pavan Rajam: There is clearly a viable market for streaming media players like Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV. However, the bigger opportunity is breaking into the market for Pay TV set top boxes, which today are less compelling products but retain access to the content consumers want. The only way any tech company will be able to pull that off is by having a TV Service to accompany their hardware. Of the companies with streaming media products on the market, only one is rumored to be working on such a service. Unlike its competitors, Apple is (...)

Yahoo! News: Technology News

  • 01:30
    Over the past several months, hobbyists with drones have been checking in on the development of the spaceship-like Apple Campus 2, which is currently under construction in Cupertino, California. The last few videos we’ve featured on BGR have been interesting, but in the latest recording from YouTube user Duncan Sinfield, we can finally see some real progress. SEE MORE: Apple asked to not call its new phone the ‘iPhone 6s’ for the silliest possible reason Here’s the description Sinfield included on YouTube: “Filmed using the DJI Inspire 1, this video gives a unique perspective, as it flashes back (...) (BGR News)

BetaNews.Com

  • 01:00
    Windows gadgets made their first appearance in Vista as a convenient way to install tiny desktop tools like clocks, system monitors or weather applets. The technology was retired in 2012 due to security vulnerabilities, but these days any danger is minimal, and if you were a fan then 8GadgetPack provides an easy way to run more than 50 gadgets on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 PCs. The program installs easily, with no adware, and immediately launches a few sample gadgets. Two of these displayed error messages, recommending we reinstall, but this wasn’t as bad as it seemed: we shut them down and (...) -- [Continue Reading]
  • 00:25
    Download a large dataset from just about anywhere and there’s a good chance it’ll available as a CSV file, which you can then open in just about any spreadsheet or database. And if you don’t have access to any heavy-duty data processing packages right now, you could always try CSVed, a tiny free Windows tool for browsing, editing and generally processing CSV files. Getting started is easy. Drag and drop a CSV file onto the table and even the largest datasets are opened quickly, ready for viewing, and you can edit, insert, delete, copy or paste records in a (right-)click or two. Functions (...) -- [Continue Reading]

Yahoo! News: Technology News

  • 00:19
    Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA, Europe's largest media group, is close to acquiring a minority stake in learning technology firm HotChalk, according to people familiar with the matter, as the educational technology sector continues to grow. Bertelsmann is leading a funding round that could value the Campbell, California-based company at $600 million to $800 million, the people said this week. Bertelsmann may use one of its subsidiaries for the investment, which is still under negotiation, the people (...) (Reuters)

Mashable!

  • 00:04
    The auto industry's investment in smart self-driving cars just went into higher gear At a press conference in Palo Alto Friday, ">Toyota announced it is investing $50 million and partnering with Stanford and MIT to "accelerate" artificial intelligence research as it relates to self-driving vehicles The company also announced it had tapped Dr. Gill Pratt, who lead the Robotics Challenge at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to lead the project. See also: Driverless golf carts get test run on Singapore island The primary goal of this research, according to (...) -- Tech

4 September

Mashable!

  • 23:47
    BERLIN — Polaroid's new Snap camera that prints instant photos without ink is so hot right now, it could catch on fire — and it's not even out yet. We played with the $99 10-megapixel Snap camera at the IFA conference here, and if the photos look at least as good as the quality of the Polaroid Zip Instant Photoprinter, the company could have a huge hit on its hands. See also: Printing stickers with Polaroid's Zip Instant Photoprinter is too much fun Polaroid has other released other instant cameras, like the Z2300, which uses the company's ink-free Zink paper technology — but they were (...) -- Cameras, Polaroid, Zink, Ifa, Tech
  • 23:21
    BERLIN — I don't drink, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the subtle brilliance of MixStik, a mostly waterproof, digital swizzle stick that actually guides you through mixing complicated cocktails The $39 Kickstarter project is about 10 inches long, is covered in rubber and emits a series of colored lights. In other words, it looks like a toy, but it's anything but. On display here at an IFA sideshow called DigitalFocus Global, the MixStik connects via Bluetooth to a drink-mixing app. See also: In Panasonic's smart home future, I'm wearing digital make-up You select the drink you (...) -- Alcohol, Tech, Gadgets, Mobile, Work Play
  • 23:13
    Peyton Manning may be an NFL legend but it's his four-year-old son Marshall who induced awwws across the Internet after joining pops and his Denver Broncos teammates for pre-game stretches on Thursday night As shown in the photos below, young Marshall has some pretty good form. Should we give him the top spot in our 2033 NFL Draft rankings? See also: This weekend's best NFL highlight didn't happen on the field Denver fell to the Arizona Cardinals, although Manning the Elder did not play, electing instead to save himself for the NFL regular season, which kicks of Sept. 10. But enough of (...) -- Nfl, Entertainment, Sports
  • 22:59
    Once upon a time, some 30 years ago, the nation's capital had a successful NFL franchise with a Hall of Fame coach and owner, Super Bowl wins of which to boast and genuine stars for whom the fans could root The team was a model of efficiency and success; it was the very antithesis of dysfunction. The franchise's nickname — a disparaging term for Native Americans — was criticized by some, but flew mostly under the national radar, unquestioned and unchallenged as the team continued its winning ways My, how mightily the picture has since changed in Washington, D.C., where an obstinate team (...) -- Nfl, Entertainment, Sports
  • 22:54
    Wanting to capture the moment when your child enters the world is natural for most parents, but one couple found that is was also an opportunity to help other would-be moms and dads. Brazilian photographer Gustavo Gomes and his girlfriend Priscila Bochi chose to have a home birth after watching the documentary, O Renascimento do Parto. Gomes, with Bochi's permission, decided to capture (nearly) every brutal and beautiful moment in the best way he knew how — through his art form. See also: 'Mom Body': A brutally honest portrayal of pregnancy and childbirth "I've been photographing (...) -- Photography, Women, Pregnancy, Watercooler, Pics
  • 22:36
    Sometimes, big movements can be activated by the tiniest spark. In this case, it was a handful of restaurant crayons. Bryan Ware was at dinner with his family in 2011 when he noticed his kids coloring with crayons that had been placed on the table for them. Ware wondered aloud what happened to the restaurant crayons once children were done with them; the waiter informed him that if the crayons were used at all, they were thrown away and replaced with new ones See also: The 'Badass Feminist Coloring Book' already tripled its Kickstarter goal Ware was stunned at such waste and the gears (...) -- Charity, Crayola, Watercooler, Pics, Conversations
  • 21:51
    There is nothing straightforward and typical about massive walrus haul outs in Alaska, which have become an annual event as sea ice retreats earlier each summer. An ongoing haul out event at Point Lay, Alaska, has featured thousands of walruses one day, nofollowed by none a few days later, and now tens thousands again In fact, this haul out may be nearing a record for the U.S., if the numbers keep increasing As of Friday, there were about 35,000 walruses in two separate haul out events in the tiny community of Point Lay, Alaska, on the Chukchi Sea, the Fish and Wildlife Service says See (...) -- Science, Global Warming, Us World, Us, Arctic
  • 21:31
    BERLIN — I entered Panasonic's IFA booth as me, a 27-year-old man, and within seconds I was transformed into a virtually unrecognizable female with make-up — and all I did was look into a mirror. The magic mirror you see in front of me in the photo above is Panasonic's generically named "Interactive Mirror," a concept product the company dreamed up to be your very own professional health and beauty advisor. See also: Sony's smart home vision is a sci-fi nerd's dream Image: Michael Rathmayr/Mashable In the middle of the mirror is an oval "augmented-reality portal" that activates with a (...) -- Panasonic, Future Tech, Concepts, Mirror, Ifa
  • 21:27
    LOS ANGELES — It's not going to be a Banner year for the Hulk. The Big Guy is just the latest Marvel superhero to change identities, the comic-book publisher announced Friday. He'll go from Bruce Banner to Amadeus Cho, a 19-year-old boy genius — and that's significant for a couple of reasons. SEE ALSO: Marvel assembles first all-female Avengers team, the 'A-Force' For one thing, Cho is Korean-American, making Hulk the latest superhero to undergo a race or gender change. He's nofollowing in the footsteps of the Muslim Ms. Marvel, female Thor and black Captain America. And more changes are (...) -- Entertainment, Marvel, Comic Books, Comics, The Hulk
  • 21:13
    If you can't join Beyoncé at her unofficial public birthday party this weekend — Budweiser's Jay-Z curated Made in America Festival — have no fear: You can still watch Queen Bey live from the comfort of your own home. (And don't you dare say nepotism got her the headlining gig; Beyoncé is a national treasure.) You can also check out The Weeknd, Modest Mouse, De La Soul, Halsey, Death Cab for Cutie, Earl Sweatshirt and more via live stream. Bonus: If Meek Mill disses Drake (or Miley Cyrus) onstage, you'll find out instantly See also: Drones and Snapchat: How Made in America is trying to (...) -- Music, Entertainment, Live Music, Beyonce, Jay Z
  • 20:31
    A nursery for young stars shines in pink and gold in a newly-released image, taken by a large telescope in the Southern Hemisphere The Prawn Nebula glows by the light of the hot young stars sheltered within the gas and dust of this star-forming region of the cosmos, about 6,000 light-years from Earth. See also: Galaxies, nebula and stars: 13 award-winning photos of space The three clusters of young stars in the nebula are only a few million years old — quite young on a cosmic time-scale, the European Southern Observatory said "The radiation strips electrons from atoms — a process known (...) -- Us World, Us, Space, Space Photos
  • 20:24
    For artists, design flows into every aspect of daily life. The morning smoothie is no exception. That's the beauty behind Swedish-born art director Hedvig Astrom Kushner's "Pantone Smoothies" series, for which she pairs her healthy smoothies with their corresponding Pantone color codes. See also: 6 ways to hack smoothies without that clunky blender Image: pantone smoothies Astrom Kusher tells Mashable that her Swedish background inspired her love for the simple aesthetics and bold pops of color seen in her photographs She's been lucky enough to take advantage of the space and (...) -- Pics, Food And Drink, Watercooler
  • 20:22
    Despite a major redesign and an all-new streaming service, iPhone users did not use the default music app on their phones more in July, according to new data from analytics firm ComScore The ComScore stats ranked Apple Music as the 14th most widely used app across iOS and Android in the U.S., reaching 24.1% of users. That's actually below where Apple's music app typically ranked before Apple Music came along In June, for example, ComScore ranked "iTunes Radio/iCloud" — which is what the firm used to call the default music app before Apple Music — in 12th place with a 25.7% reach. See (...) -- Iphone, Android, Comscore, Apple, Music Streaming

Techmeme

Programmable Web

  • 23:40
    CertainSafe, a global provider of data security solutions, announced the release of the CertainSafe SDK, a platform that gives developers access to its MicroTokenization and MicroEncryption API technology for a simple approach to secure system and application data for both individuals and enterprises. Learn more or sign up here.

TechCrunch

  • 23:23
    When Etsy bought Grand St. last April, the plan was to let Grand St. continue to operate its maker marketplace for tech hardware. But that’s about to change. At the end of this month, Grand St. will stop processing orders and on October 1, listings on the site will become inactive. At that point, Grand St.’s site will just be a gallery of content and photos. That’s… Read More -- Startups, TC, grand st, Etsy








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