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Get the coolest Lightning cable ever for $11.99Cheapskate exclusive! The iOrange-E cable is flat, MFi-certified and equipped with a simple but incredibly useful feature.Why don't some people use the Internet?Senior citizens make up a huge chunk of those who abstain, but income, education, location and ethnicity also are factors, according to Pew Research.Wii U sales finally hit 10 million units as Nintendo nabs tiny profitNintendo's revenue was up 21 percent as the company tries to dig its way out of third place in the game console market.Windows 10 marks turnaround moment for MicrosoftThe goal of the software maker's flagship product is to renew faith in the Windows world.Misfits in Vietnam: Creating the next fitness trackers (pictures)For Road Trip 2015, CNET visits the Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, offices of fitness tracker maker Misfit.Misfit CEO Sonny Vu on Vietnam's modern-day success story (Q&A)As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET sits down in Ho Chi Minh City with the CEO of Misfit Wearables to talk about the Vietnam tech scene and why the fitness tracker is making a big bet on the country.Extra sneaky Hammertoss malware acts just like you on your computerSecurity company FireEye says a Russia-sponsored group uses malware that mimics normal computer use while stealing sensitive files.'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' is breakneck, breathless fun (review)The fifth movie in Tom Cruise's superspy series combines old-school skullduggery with cutting-edge action.
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13 Hours trailer: Michael Bay makes Benghazi movie with Jim from The Office
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a movie I somehow hadn't heard about until today, despite its brain-rattling elevator pitch: director Michael Bay and actor John Krasinski team up for an action movie about arguably the most controversial attack on American diplomats, soldiers, and citizens in the past decade.
On September 11th, 2012, Islamic militants attacked two American compounds in Benghazi, Libya, killing two CIA contractors, a US foreign service information management officer, and a US ambassador — Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens became the first US ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since the late 1970s. Following the attack, State Department officials received continued criticism for failing to provide......How to get Windows 10 on your Mac
Windows 8 was bad enough that it forced me — a lifelong Windows user up until that point — to switch my entire family over to Macs. True story. But after seeing how Microsoft has stepped it up with Windows 10 (the Start menu is finally back and Internet Explorer is nearly gone), I’m now interested in giving it a try once again.
Like most people using MacBooks, I have no interest in getting rid of my laptop, but thankfully I don’t have to buy any new hardware to use Windows 10. Thanks to Apple creating some helpful tools and some solid third-party options, it’s rather easy to get Windows 10 up and running right alongside OS X.Virtual Machine or Boot Camp?
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Although the overwhelming majority of PC gamers run Windows, it would be fair to say that their relationship with Microsoft has been fraught throughout the years. The disastrous Games for Windows Live initiative was a tone-deaf attempt to turn online gaming on Windows Vista into an Xbox-like experience. Windows 8, meanwhile, brought an unfriendly interface and a half-hearted App Store pricing model, which was met with a collective shrug by countless gamers worldwide who stuck with Windows 7. Valve CEO Gabe Newell told The Verge that “Windows 8 was like this giant sadness” that “just hurts everybody in the PC business.” Minecraft creator Notch said “I’d rather have Minecraft not run on Windows 8 at all than play along” with Microsoft’s......This crazy F1 concept car could save open wheel racing
Last month, another in a long line of ostentatious Formula One concept designs sent automotive fans on the internet in a tizzy: a closed cockpit McLaren. The renderings were created by Dutch designer Andries van Overbeeke as part of a series of reimagined F1 cars he calls "Echoes of a Nearby Future."
While the pictures are pretty, the futuristic design comes at a very important time — because open wheel racing is dying.
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Last week, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz caught some heat for saying that Captain Kirk would have been a Republican, and that Star Trek: The Next Generation's Captain Picard was an incomplete captain, lacking the passion and heart of his predecessor.
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For two decades, the default web browsing experience in Windows has been Internet Explorer. Over the years, Microsoft’s home-built browser became bloated, insecure, confusing to use, and just plain hated by many users. A lot of people turned to alternatives, such as Google Chrome, as a result. With Windows 10 (check out our full review here), Microsoft went back to the drawing board and scrapped everything it had done so far with Internet Explorer. It built an entirely new browser from scratch, one that would shed all of the baggage of Internet Explorer and offer a modern, fast web browsing experience for Windows users. That browser is Edge.
Edge comes with Windows 10 out of the box. And I should say up top that Internet Explorer also......Windows 10 commercials in Russia are basically Saturday morning cartoons
It's Saturday morning. You've got a bowl of cereal. You're sitting on the couch flipping through channels, looking for something good to watch. And there it is, your favorite show: The Windows 10 Fun Time Updates. You know, the show where Windows, Xbox, Cortana, Internet Explorer, and the rest of the Windows software gang are reimagined as cartoon characters who go on zany adventures.
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They're huge stars inside their cartoon world. In this episode, Windows 10 is about to attend a big premiere, but first she has to see what's up with this new hunk named Edge who's moved into town. (The old guy she was into, Internet Explorer, was totally full of himself.) There's also a side plot with the artsy Visual Studio 2015,......The best Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts
Windows 10 is available today as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. If you've followed our guide on how to upgrade, then you might be interested in some new keyboard shortcuts. Microsoft has introduced a variety of keyboard shortcuts to navigate between new features, like virtual desktops, and even activate the new Cortana digital assistant. All the new important additions use the Windows key, so they're easy to activate. If you're a trackpad user, then there are also some changes here: tapping three fingers activates Cortana (you can change this to activate Action Center), swiping three fingers up shows the new Task View, and swiping three fingers left or right alternates between apps. Here are the most important...
Reinvented Dominoes Are More Addictive Than Candy Crush
The Grid, a set of wooden pieces resembling dominoes, is so gorgeous, you won't mind leaving it on the table.
The post Reinvented Dominoes Are More Addictive Than Candy Crush appeared first on WIRED.Consider the Movie About the Book About David Foster Wallace
Jason Segel turns in a solid performance as the novelist in The End of the Tour. But turning Wallace into a movie character has its pitfalls.
The post Consider the Movie About the Book About David Foster Wallace appeared first on WIRED.Windows 10 Launches Today. But We’re Still Waiting For the Important Stuff
How much does today’s launch of Windows 10 really matter? All things taken together, probably not much.
The post Windows 10 Launches Today. But We’re Still Waiting For the Important Stuff appeared first on WIRED.Funky Accessories That Visualize Invisible Air Pollution
A collection of necklaces and sunglasses visualizes air pollution levels.
The post Funky Accessories That Visualize Invisible Air Pollution appeared first on WIRED.Tictail Wants to Be Your Global Marketplace By Going Local
The Swedish startup Tictail wants to be the place you go to find new, independent international brands.
The post Tictail Wants to Be Your Global Marketplace By Going Local appeared first on WIRED.Enjoy Your Romaine Lettuce—While It Lasts
While the Central Valley's farm economy reels under the strain of drought, farms in the Salinas Valley are operating on all cylinders.
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Get ready to enjoy some wishful drinking with Carrie Fisher.
The post Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 87 appeared first on WIRED.Even Mega Man’s Creator Isn’t Sure to Succeed on Kickstarter
Keiji Inafune's Kickstarter for Red Ash doesn't look like it's going to get funded. There's an important lesson here.
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This Week On Bullish: Stacey Ferreira’s Call For OptimismWelcome back to Bullish, TechCrunch’s newest show that may or may not be a ruse to force me into a tie every week. This time ’round we invited Stacey Ferreira to drop by HQ to dish on her new book, 2 Billion Under 20, which argues against the idea that the kids these days are useless layabouts. A compendium of stories about younglings in action, Ferreira’s tome is essentially… Read MoreVector Plans Developer Platform For It’s ‘Affordable Luxury’ Smart WatchBack in March the Vector — a smart watch with an e-ink LCD screen — made its debut in a number of reviews in the tech press. Of note was the unusual 30 day battery life and a smartphone control app which worked across iOS, Android and Windows phones. What wasn’t elucidated in detail at the time was that the startup not only planned to release an API to developers, allowing… Read MoreGoogle Translate’s App Now Instantly Translates Printed Text In 27 LanguagesOne of the most intense experiences you’ll ever have is visiting a country that speaks a language different than yours. There’s a host of tools you can use, but Google’s Translate product has leapfrogged just about everything out there over the years. Its most handy, and impressive, tool is the six-month-old instant translation feature, using the goodies from the acquired… Read MoreSubway Teams Up With PayPal On Mobile PaymentsOrdering your food or beverages by smartphone and then paying for it via an app is quickly becoming the new normal. Starbucks already allows for this across thousands of its stores in the U.S. Meanwhile, Burger King and Firehouse Subs announced integrations with MasterCard’s MasterPass digital payment solution just this week, and Taco Bell’s own mobile ordering solution is… Read MoreA Brief History Of SpotifyWith over 75 million users, it’s hard to remember a time without Spotify. But there was. A time when we were all mulling the aisles of Target for new CDs. A time in our lives where we all became thieves on Napster. A time when iTunes forced us to buy songs for $2/piece. And then came Spotify. Read MoreVR Chat Room Altspace Raises $10.3M To Sell Virtual EventsPay-Per-Virtual Reality could become a…thing thanks to Altspace. The VR chat room and communication platform just raised a $10.3 million Series A to give us a digital place where we can hang out. But with this funding that brings Altspace to $15.7 million total comes a need to devise a business plan. While Altspace is focused on growth now, its co-founder and CEO Eric Romo tells it… Read MoreOccipital Raises $13M Series B For Its Computer Vision PlatformOccipital made its first splash years ago with the RedLaser barcode scanning app and 360 Panorama app. Since then, however, it has moved into the 3D scanning and computer vision space and the company today announced that it has raised a $13 million Series B round from Intel Capital, Shea Ventures, Grishin Robotics and previous investor Foundry Group. This new funding round brings… Read MoreNintendo Ekes Out $9M Profit As Wii U Sales Cross 10M To DateIt’s earnings day at Nintendo, and the Japanese company surprised watchers by eking out a unexpected, and albeit meagre, $8.9 million profit for its most recent quarter of business. Read More
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The best 10 pizza places in the U.S., according to TripAdvisor
It's hot, delicious and cheesy. It brings people together. Americans have adopted the Italian delicacy as their own.
You might have your favorite pizza place around the corner and insist there's nothing better, but TripAdvisor has some real talk for you. It analyzed thousands of reviews left on the site from diners across the United States and settled on the top 10 pizza restaurants across the country (at least 10% of reviews had to mention "best pizza," TripAdvisor said).
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Russia is expected to veto a new U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to uncover who was behind the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year.
The vote, scheduled for Wednesday, would establish a special court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down Flight MH17 from the skies over eastern Ukraine last year.
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The foreign ministers of the Netherlands, Australia and Ukraine will address what is likely to be an emotional meeting over the downing that killed all 298 people on board the flight. The countries are among the five nations investigating the incident. Read more...More about Us World'Key and Peele' takes an ESPN-style look into the thrilling world of teaching
Welcome to the thrilling, fast-paced world of teaching.
Key and Peele take an ESPN-style dive into a less-exciting profession for the new skit "TeachingCenter." The show's stars play sportscasters who treat teachers like athletes, complete with press conferences, teacher drafts, multi-million dollar contracts and classroom play-by-plays. "See what she did there? She's bringing an introvert into the discussion, y'all! That's a teacher of the year play!" Key narrates as one teacher calls on a student whose hand wasn't raised. A bold move indeed.
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LONDON — There are already a million reasons to hit up Stratford's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London, from the country's largest urban beach to the massive Olympic pool, the velodrome and Westfield's endless shops nearby.
See also: Two giant slides are coming to London
Now the area is set to get even more fun with the addition of the "world's longest and tallest tunnel slide," snaking down and around the distinctive red Orbit tower.
The slide will open in Spring 2016.
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Measuring around 178 metres and standing 76 metres high, the slide will open next spring and will cost £5 a go (plus the cost of visiting the Orbit itself). Read more...More about Uk, Olympics, London, Us World, and OrbitTemperatures soar above 123 degrees Fahrenheit in Iraq, forcing four-day holiday
With temperatures expected to soar above 123 degrees Fahrenheit this week, the Iraqi government declared a four-day holiday, according to state-run television reports
This is the second time this has happened this summer, and is due to the combination of high heat and power and water shortages that can cut air conditioning at the hottest times of the day and leave people more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses.
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As a desert country, Iraq is no stranger to blisteringly hot temperatures, but the heat this week is approaching all-time record highs Read more...More about Iraq, Heat Wave, Us World, and Climate1960s moon landing training was rigorous and goofy-looking
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A test subject is suited up for studies on the Reduced Gravity Walking Simulator. The angled position meant a person's legs experienced only one-sixth of their weight, the equivalent of being on the lunar surface.
Image: NASAAs long as you are in rational control of your movements, zero gravity is the realization of a dream. A little push sends you gliding, just like the characters in science fiction stories.Fred Best, Director of NASA Center for Space Power at Texas A&M University
Before an astronaut is granted the rare privilege of spaceflight, she or he must undergo years of education and training Read more...More about Space, Nasa, History, Astronaut, and Us World'The Book of Mormon' gets rousing reception in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater.
The audience cheered wildly as the Tony Award-winning The Book of Mormon began, with the show's gleefully naive missionaries singing in front of a backdrop of the Salt Lake City skyline and Mormon temple that resembles the real one just two blocks away.
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They laughed loudly as the jokes played out, many touching on Mormon lingo and culture that is intimately familiar in Utah. Some of the most raucous applause came during a ...Doom's rebirth aims to turn every fan into a game designer
What does Doom become when it's not about beating the brimstone out of cybernetically enhanced demons from Hell?
The classic shooter is set for a 2016 rebirth. And while a promising E3 2015 reveal delivered familiar, fast-paced action with a gorgeous graphical sheen layered on top of it, id Software also spent some time revealing a new feature that allows players to build their own, playable twists on the familiar: Doom SnapMap.
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The whole idea is rooted in the popularity of "modding," or fan-created add-ons, from the PC gaming space. Doom executive producer Marty Stratton readily nods back to the earliest days of the series as the inspiration for SnapMaps. Read more...More ab...
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Logan Paul Has Conquered The Internet, But He Can't Figure Out How To Conquer The WorldVine star Logan Paul knows how to blow up the Internet: That's the easy part.Sexy Congress And Other Boehner-fide Political Content From This WeekThis week in the Enthusiasm Gap: Obama says Guantana-no, Congress is on a highway to hell and Trumpy gets grumpy.How Many Times Has Your Personal Information Been Exposed To Hackers?Answer the questions below to learn which parts of your identity may have been stolen in some of the major hacking attacks over the last two years and what you can do about it. Not all attacks are included here, and many attacks go undetected, so think of your results as a minimum level of exposure.An App That Saves Money For You? Yes, Please.Meet Digit. Digit knows that saving money can be a hassle, so it does it for you (it’s very smart).Kimmel Asks Strangers If They Have Nude Photos Of Themselves On Their PhonesAs Kimmel puts it, "I guess the definition of the word 'prude' has changed over the years."I'm The Voice Of Junk Food And Your 'Vampire Boyfriend'I’m a voiceover actor. I’ve been doing it professionally for six years. In my experience, people come into voiceover work one of two ways: either they pursue it intentionally or they sort of fall into it.What Happens When Computers Can Identify Your Face With Near-Human Accuracy?This week, Gizmodo goes to a world where facial recognition is so good that any company can grab an image of your face while you’re walking down the street, and link it to everything from your social media profiles, to your credit score, to your workplace.Simon Pegg Answers Would-You-Rathers On 'The Tonight Show'"So you're asking, would I rather watch my mother go through dreadful vaginal trauma, or eat some cake? What a stupid question."
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Bloomberg Business: Sources: Chinese hackers behind OPM and Anthem breaches have also hacked United Airlines, stole flight manifest data — China-Tied Hackers That Hit U.S. Said to Breach United Airlines … The hackers who stole data on tens of millions of U.S. insurance holders and government employees …Facebook is testing out LinkedIn-style profile tags (Ariha Setalvad/The Verge)
Ariha Setalvad / The Verge: Facebook is testing out LinkedIn-style profile tags — Facebook seems to be taking a cue from LinkedIn and is early in the process of testing a new feature — profile tags. — Verge reader Luke M. alerted us to Facebook's new profile tags feature, and the company confirmed it was testing …CBS Will Live-Stream Super Bowl Ads In Big Move For Media Industry (Brian Steinberg/Variety)
Brian Steinberg / Variety: CBS Will Live-Stream Super Bowl Ads In Big Move For Media Industry — TV's most memorable and most-watched commercials will no longer be relegated to the TV set. — For nearly half a century, the only way for the average consumer to see all the glitzy commercials that accompanied …How Goldman Sachs Became a Tech-Investing Powerhouse (Katrina Brooker/Bloomberg Business)
Katrina Brooker / Bloomberg Business: How Goldman Sachs Became a Tech-Investing Powerhouse — “They weren't coming just to get wasted,” says Mel Cavaricci—aka DJ Mel—recalling the crowd milling in front of his sound table at a party in March. It was at the height of the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference, held in Austin, Texas.Vine is less about users sharing life moments, more about content creators using it to entertain viewers (Sarah Kessler/Fast Company)
Sarah Kessler / Fast Company: Vine is less about users sharing life moments, more about content creators using it to entertain viewers — Vine's Quiet, Stealthy Pivot — The video app is no longer all about sharing. “It's more like the entertainment industry,” Jason Mante, Vine's head of UX, tells us.How a federal agency mishandled $3.5B of stimulus money to expand rural broadband coverage and failed to deliver (Tony Romm/Politico)
Tony Romm / Politico: How a federal agency mishandled $3.5B of stimulus money to expand rural broadband coverage and failed to deliver — Wired to fail — How a little known agency mishandled several billion dollars of stimulus money trying to expand broadband coverage to rural communities.Nintendo swings to first-quarter operating profit on strong figurine sales, weak yen (Ritsuko Ando/Reuters)
Ritsuko Ando / Reuters: Nintendo swings to first-quarter operating profit on strong figurine sales, weak yen — Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Wednesday booked a profit for the April-June quarter, defying market expectations for a loss due to a weaker yen and strong sales of its “amiibo” figurines which are sold as accessories to its popular games.Qualcomm has developed wireless charging tech for phones with metal rear cases, compatible with its Rezence standard (Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge)
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Qualcomm has developed wireless charging tech for phones with metal rear cases, compatible with its Rezence standard — Qualcomm says it can now wirelessly charge metal phones — The best phones around are increasingly being made with metal bodies and frames, which has posed an issue for wireless charging.
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"Perhaps the most difficult part is keeping a group in harmony."There are more than 285 competitive bagpipe bands in the United States, made up of thousands of pipers and drummers. Bands are divided into grades based on skill: Grade 5 is the lowest, akin to Little League; Grade 1 is the majors. In May 2014, the Massachusetts-based Stuart Highland Pipe Band was promoted to Grade 1, and next month they'll be facing off against other top-level bands in Glasgow at the annual World Pipe Band Championships. But first, the Stewies made their North American debut at the premier level at a competition in Ontario: Blowhards: On the road, down the bottle, and across the border with Boston's greatest competitive bagpipe band. Performances (All but the first link are amateur videos) * Piping Live 2014. (Heralding...What we wanted was to adjust the car to the cityHow Groningen invented a cycling template for cities all over the world Motorists woke up one mid-70s morning to find new one-way streets made direct crosstown journeys impossible by car. Forty years later Groningen boasts two-thirds of all trips made by bike ... and the cleanest air of any big Dutch city Nowadays, the inhabitants of Groningen possess an average of 1.4 bikes per person. The average number of bikes per household is 3.1. And, while the number of cars is declining, the use of bicycles in the city is still growing. So much so that, according to Wallage, a new discussion has arisen about the predominance of the bike. "There is some tension between pedestrians and cyclists. Cyclists are considered too domineering by some peo..."Let the posh bingo begin!"The Man Booker Prize Longlist has been announced! This year, it includes more US authors than Brits (per country breakdown), the first Jamaican nominee and three first-time authors. India
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"She was a wife of Kalaiopuu, the chief when Lono [Captain Cook] came"nupepa : Another place to talk about Hawaiian-Language Newspapers. A few selected highlights: Duke Kahanamoku Off to Hollywood, 1936 -- More bats found, 1905 -- Names of the stevedores who participated in Queen Liliuokalani's funeral, 1917 -- The Beautiful Flag of Hawaii / Let it forever wave -- Hei, cat's cradle, Hawaiian style, 1916 -- On eating stones, 1894 -- Did Not Forget His Mother Tongueextra sauceTwo More Eggs is the new series by the Chapman brothers, creators of Homestar Runner (YouTube playlist link)FittedActivity trackers train users to love lives that are all work.Operation VulaHow the ANC sent encrypted messages to one another during the struggle against apartheid. Talking to Vula is a series of six articles by Tim Jenkins about the project from the ANC`s monthly journal Mayibuye from May 1995 to October 1995. (via Schneier) "Even in those days, 25 years before Edward Snowden, there was talk about 'backdoors' in encryption software," said Jenkin. The Vula Connection is a documentary on Operation Vula."We are the megadead."In 1983, at the height of the Cold War, the National Film Board of Canada produced War with Gwynne Dyer, a seven part series in which the historian Gwynne Dyer traced the evolution of total warfare from its origins to the present day. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist and military historian. The series has Dyer as narrator, traveling through ten countries, interviewing soldiers, veterans and military specialists, both in NATO and Warsaw Pact countries. For episode five the series traveled to the Middle East and found themselves in the middle of Israel's invasion of Lebanon. The individual episodes (capsule descriptions):
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