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The yodeling of 3,400 amateur yodelers sounds exactly like you think it would.Tomorrow Daily 137: HTC Vive, playing music with mold, 3D-printed snacks and more - 2:53
On today's show, Ashley and Producer Logan discuss HTC's new VR headset, listen to a pianist play music with a fungus, and debate the merits of a 3D-printed snack that grows its own organic filling.Judge appears poised to approve Apple, Google anti-poaching settlement - 2:33
Judge Lucy Koh in August rejected the companies' initial $324.5 million offer to settle the case accusing four Silicon Valley giants of conspiring to stay away from each other's employees.Some 'House of Cards' viewers do whatever it takes to watch - 2:27
The law and ethics are no obstacle for Frank Underwood when it comes to amassing more power, and neither, for many, is copyright law when it comes to watching "House of Cards."Xiaomi launches GoPro rival with a jaw-dropping price tag - 2:15
Xiaomi launches the Yi Action Camera with a spec sheet to match GoPro's entry-level camera and two-digit price tag.World of Warcraft's WoW Token allows trading gold for game time - 2:14
Blizzard will introduce tokens to World of Warcraft that players can use to buy in-game gold with real money, and game time with in-game gold.Google, PayPal heat up mobile-payments fray - 1:58
PayPal announces acquisition of mobile-wallet maker, while Google unveils another mobile-payments service, in the growing fight for a piece of the smartphone payments market.John Oliver mocks Verizon, celebrates Net neutrality decision - 1:55
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The Breakfast Club gets a remastered theatrical release for its 30th birthday - 4:23
The Breakfast Club is getting restored and remastered, marking 30 years since the John Hughes classic put five very different high school archetypes — a brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse — in detention to teach them about friendship and other feelings.
The restored film will premiere on March 16th in Austin's Paramount Theatre, as part of the city's SXSW festival.Ally Sheedy and Molly Ringwald, who starred as The Breakfast Club's recluse and beauty respectively, will also be in a...Netflix just bought the new movie from the director of True Detective - 2:39
Netflix already announced release dates for a slew of new shows today, but it's not stopping there: the company has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the newest film from the director of True Detective. Written and directed by Cary Fukunaga, the project tells the story of a young boy that's made to join a group of soldiers in West Africa. Netflix reportedly paid nearly $12 million to snap up the film, which stars Idris Elba (Luther, Pacific Rim). According to Deadline, the film will b...New demo shows Firewatch might be a perfect exploration game - 1:19
Gone Home, a first-person exploration game that hit PCs back in 2013, was a breath of fresh air for gaming in that it demonstrated how to make an affecting game without ever needing a gun. Firewatch looks like its natural successor, as watching 17 minutes of gameplay, courtesy of IGN, is a fascinating and singularly engrossing introduction into the life of a fire lookout.
Firewatch is being developed by San Francisco-based out Campo Santo, which is comprised of folks who helped develop The Wa...What is the Game Developers Conference and why does it matter? - 02/3
This week, many of the people who design, publish, teach, and promote video games are meeting in San Francisco for the annual Game Developers Conference. While it lacks the glitz and bombast of the better known Electronic Entertainment Expo, the conference is no less an important meeting for the video game industry. Here many industry veterans and newcomers mingle, sharing their ideas and experiences. It's part video game designer boot camp and class reunion.
I chatted with Polygon's Megan Fa...Android TV can soon turn phones into game controllers - 02/3
Google sells a very traditional controller for those who want to play games on an Android TV, but soon, you may not need to buy one. Google is rolling out a new set of tools for developers that includes the ability to turn nearby Android phones into custom controllers. That'll allow developers to customize what's on a phone's screen to suit the needs of their game — in a video, Google demonstrates a racing game that's added a speedometer, a tachometer, and a dedicated boost button in addition...Here are some of the outrageous cars coming to this year's Geneva Motor Show - 02/3
Press days for this year's Geneva Motor Show officially kick off tomorrow, March 3rd — but many of the announcements have already started to trickle out. By all appearances, it's going to be a hell of a show.
Here's just a small taste of the insanity: Aston Martin will be unveiling its most outrageous production car ever, Lamborghini is showing an even hotter version of the blistering Aventador, and Mercedes-Benz appears to have gone full YOLO with a lemon-lime Geländewagen that's been trick...Watch the first trailer for Orphan Black season 3 - 02/3
If you haven't started streaming Orphan Black on Amazon Prime, you now have a month to catch up. After last season's big reveal, Sarah Manning and her "sisters" are on the run from the groups out for their lives, all while the conspiracy surrounding their origin and their enemies gets deeper and much weirder. Orphan Black has earned critical acclaim for being one of the best sci-fi series on television today, so we're looking forward to the premiere on April 18th.
Continue reading…Mophie announces battery case for Galaxy S6 and its non-removable battery - 02/3
Seeing Samsung's Galaxy S6 wrapped in a bulky battery case could soon become pretty common. During yesterday's unveiling of the Galaxy S6, Samsung repeatedly claimed that now is a perfect time for the company to say goodbye to user-swappable batteries. The S6 battery life estimates put it slightly front of Apple's iPhone 6, but many consumers are still lamenting the loss of what had until now been a unique Samsung strength. If you were due for a marathon day at the office or a long night out ...
Plague, Fleas, and the Rats of New York City - 2:55
The first survey of New York City Rats in 90 years finds some have fleas that can carry plague. But don't panic.
The post Plague, Fleas, and the Rats of New York City appeared first on WIRED.Kleiner Partner Didn’t Immediately Investigate Harassment - 2:07
Ray Lane---former chairman of HP and president of Oracle, and a partner emeritus at storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers---said in court on Monday that he made a mistake in handling a sexual harassment report that was brought to his attention at the firm.
The post Kleiner Partner Didn’t Immediately Investigate Harassment appeared first on WIRED.How Global Warming Helped Cause the Syrian War - 2:00
This is what some scientists do on their day off: hunt the crawl spaces of New York City for rats. How many rats can you find in this photo? Cadhla Firth, Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University In 2013, New York City’s Health Department made over 95,000 rat inspections. The Health Department keeps tabs on […]
The post How Global Warming Helped Cause the Syrian War appeared first on WIRED.I Spent $500 Trying to Stump the Magic Delivery Service - 1:26
We wanted to know just how magical Magic is. So I was given a mission: Spend $500 stress-testing Magic. Bring it.
The post I Spent $500 Trying to Stump the Magic Delivery Service appeared first on WIRED.Full-Body Transplants Are a Crazy, Wildly Unethical Idea - 0:16
A neurosurgeon thinks he can sew one person's head on another person's body, and he thinks he can do it in two years. What's the problem? Um, everything.
The post Full-Body Transplants Are a Crazy, Wildly Unethical Idea appeared first on WIRED.Sony Unveils an Impressive New Generation of Xperia Devices - 0:14
Meet Sony's new Xperia mobiles: a light and slim 10-inch tablet, a mid-range waterproof smartphone, and two low-end phones, all with Android 5.0 Lollipop on board.
The post Sony Unveils an Impressive New Generation of Xperia Devices appeared first on WIRED.The Internet of Anything: A Shortcut to Your Drone License - 02/3
SkyWard helps drone pilots navigate local regulations.
The post The Internet of Anything: A Shortcut to Your Drone License appeared first on WIRED.Zuckerberg Tells Telecoms Not to Fear Facebook - 02/3
On stage at the Mobile World Congress, the Facebook CEO tried to convince telecom operators that the free services offered by Internet.org won't kill their businesses.
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For years, Y Combinator has shied away from doing any kind of follow-on funding. That’s out of concern that this would signal risk and ward VCs away from supporting startups that don’t get this seal of approval. However, under the firm’s new leadership with Sam Altman at the helm, it’s possible that Y Combinator will consider doing growth-stage investments, according… Read MoreYC-Backed Kickback Offers An Easy Way To Play Minecraft Competitively - 0:22
From Starcraft to League of Legends, the e-sports market has gone through a massive expansion over the last decade in a half. Millions of dollars are now at stake over video games played in front of audiences of thousands, both at live events and in matches broadcast online. Y Combinator-backed Kickback is looking to expand the scope of that market by building competitive ecosystems around… Read MoreAsus Republic Of Gamers G751 Review: Portable Gaming, Emphasis On The ‘Gaming’ - 02/3
As far as gaming computers go, there are bound to be trade-offs: bigger size means better performance, and more portability is going to naturally lead to compromises when it comes to pure gaming muscle. The Asus Republic of Gamers G751 is a top-tier gaming notebook, but it still falls prey to that essential truth about gaming notebooks, making for an experience that stretches the definition… Read MoreThis Guy Turned His Drone Into A Star Wars TIE Fighter - 02/3
Remember that custom Millennium Falcon quadcopter from a few weeks back? It better look out. The Rebel Alliance isn’t the only one with birds in the air anymore. As a followup to his Millennium Falcon project, French RC hobbyist Olivier_C has built a second quadcopter — but this time around, he’s building for the Empire. Read MoreNew Tinder Charges Whatever It Wants - 02/3
Tinder’s “Rewind” functionality just went live, finally giving users the ability to go back in time and swipe right instead of left. The “Rewind” feature is included in the premium tier of the service, Tinder Plus, which was unveiled today and costs anywhere between $9.99 and $19.99 in the United States, depending on the age of the user. That’s right.… Read MoreTwitter Vets Launch OneShot, An App For Highlighting And Tweeting Screenshots Of Text - 02/3
A pair of Twitter vets today launched a handy mobile application called OneShot that makes it easier to share screenshots of text to Twitter, along with your comment and a link to the page in question. The new app also optionally allows you to crop the image, highlight a selection of text, and even add a brightly colored background to make your screenshot stand out better when displayed in… Read MorePhysical Keyboards Are Awesome - 02/3
If you visit the main TechCrunch office, you’ll note an open office filled with nerds, about half wearing headphones. Everyone is typing on Apple laptops, either by themselves, plugged into one monitor or several, or essentially ‘docked,’ with the user employing a standalone keyboard and touchpad to interact with the machine. Missing from that mix? Anyone using a fucking iPad… Read MoreYC-Backed Valor Water Helps Utilities Keep The Water Running - 02/3
Disrupt Battlefield finalist Valor Water is graduating out of Y Combinator just in time to help solve the world’s water crisis. Valor provides a suite of business-intelligence tools for water utilities. In a drought, consumers are encouraged to conserve water and they often do. In California this past December, conservation was up from 10 percent in November to 22 percent in December,… Read More
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Mashable is teaming up with creative community Unpopular Now for a Vine #MashMeet at our New York headquarters.
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If you've been binge-watching House of Cards, you know there's only one thing Frank Underwood cares about: power
The show's protagonist has repeatedly shown he'll stop at nothing to get ahead, and Season 3 has proven no different
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To celebrate the release of 'House of Cards' Season 3, we compiled a Music Monday playlist full of songs about power — the sort of tunes likely to be found on Frank Underwood's iPad.
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The latest virtual reality systems are promising us new immersive experiences for gaming. But look beyond the stunning imagery for a moment: how can we avoid creating another generation of out-of-shape, couch-ridden joystick jockeys?
The people behind the Realm System believe they have the answer in the form of a resistance accessory designed work seamlessly with the Oculus Rift
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I can finally cross "watch experimental porn for three days with total strangers" off my bucket list
From Feb. 28 to March 1, Brooklyn hosted New York City's first Porn Film Festival, sponsored by PornHub. Curated by artist Simon Leahy and held at the avant art space Secret Project Robot, it was ... an experience. But not in the way you might think
See also: What to expect from New York's...SanDisk crammed 200GB into a fingernail-sized microSD card - 4:00
There's no such thing as too much storage in too small a space. That's what SanDisk, one of the world's largest and most popular storage manufacturers would like you to believe.
SanDisk announced on Sunday at Mobile World Conference the world's first 200GB microSD card
No, there isn't an extra zero at the end on that number. The 200GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Card comes one year after the company released its then-earth-shattering 128GB microSD card.
See also: A 512GB SD Card Has M...February's top 20 viral TV ads - 3:30
Though many companies debuted their Super Bowl ads a week early to garner hype, the big game didn't disappoint when it came to raking in ad shares.
Topping the list was Liam Neeson's hilarious Taken parody for Clash of Clans — the spot which seems bound to launch a thousand mainstream TV ads for iPhone games.
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Animal subjects were as popular as ever. Budweiser had its clydesdales saving puppies, while Google's Android mad...Mumford & Sons ditches signature sound, the Internet's reaction is electric - 3:11
LOS ANGELES — Bye, bye, banjo. Tremble for yourselves, Mumford & Sons fans.
The folk rock group, whose signature sound on Babel earned Album of the Year honors at the 2013 Grammy Awards, will ditch the acoustic formula in favor of electric guitars and synthesizers for the band's third studio album
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LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Lawrence is attached to play Lynsey Addario in a film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning wartime photographer's book, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love and War, which Steven Spielberg will direct, sources familiar with the negotiations confirm to Mashable.
Can't you just see the resemblance?
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Huawei Just Made The Best-Looking Android Wear Watch Yet - 02/3
The slickest, watch-iest Android Wear device so far made its appearance Sunday yesterday at Mobile World Congress. Made by the Chinese company Huawei and set for a June release in 20 countries around the world, the simply named Huawei Watch (say that 10 times fast) might be Android’s best Apple Watch competitor yet.
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The Huawei Watch’s specifications aren’t that different from those of other Android watches. But a few of its fea...Qualcomm's Fingerprint Reader Might Be The One We've Been Waiting For - 02/3
Move over, Touch ID. Qualcomm has a new entrant in the fingerprint-scan wars that—according to the company—could leave Apple's existing technology in the dust.
On Monday Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon Sense ID technology, which it says can scan your finger even if it’s a little wet or dirty. It will also function through "glass, aluminum, stainless steel, sapphire, and plastics," meaning that smartphone makers can integrate the feature right into their hardware.
The problem with adapting Holl...Google Gives Game Developers More Tools To Play With - 02/3
That vaguely creeped out feeling you get from Googling something for the first time and then seeing ads for it when you log on to Facebook two minutes later? It's soon going to follow you to your Android games.
Google announced Monday that it will offering game developers additional tools in the form of player analytics and additional features in AdMob, Google's mobile advertising platform. Google says the analytics will launch within "the next few weeks" and should give developers greater in...Sundar Pichai: Here's How You Ought To Think About Google - 02/3
Looked at one way, Google is an online advertising company with a lot of peripheral—and mostly not-very-profitable—side businesses in mobile devices and Internet service. Looked at another, it's an ambitious-bordering-on-crackpot technological innovator that just happens to make its money from ads.
Google, of course, prefers the latter characterization. So it wasn't any big surprise when Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of product, took the stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcel...PayPal's Startup Guys Have Seized The Company's Reins - 02/3
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, PayPal announced it plans to roll out tap-to-pay NFC payments in the UK and Australia this summer, and has acquired a company which developed a rival group's retail payments service.
But the real news, ReadWrite has learned, is a reorganization by Dan Schulman, the company's new president, who will become CEO after the payments company spins off from eBay. Schulman has elevated two executives, Hill Ferguson and Bill Ready, to posts running the comp...Google+ Is Poised For A Big Breakup - 02/3
Some major restructuring is going on at Google+, and it looks like it's the end of the social network as we know it—if that label was ever appropriate in the first place. Long-time Google VP Bradley Horowitz has announced that he's taking the management reins from David Besbris and splitting Google+ into separate services called Photos and Streams at the same time.
For the moment, details on exactly what that means are thin on the ground. Photos is fairly obviously the image taking, editing an...Smartwatch Innovation Runs Riot: Meet The Freaky Fridayish Neptune Duo - 02/3
The smartwatch era is still in its infancy, but some companies are already pushing the limits of innovation into downright weirdness. Exhibit A could be the just-announced Neptune Duo—a smartwatch that thinks it's a phone, paired with a smartphone that seems to think it's a brick.
The Duo's main attraction is the “Hub,” a highly stylized smartwatch equipped with a SIM card—not unlike the Samsung Gear S from late last year—that lets users make calls, receive texts, and browse the Internet via t...Microsoft Delivers 2 Budget Windows Phones, But No Flagship - 02/3
Windows 10, which will unify Microsoft's desktop and smartphone operating systems, is set to roll out later this year. So any big flagship phones are going to have to wait until then. In the meantime, Microsoft hopes to tide us over with two new budget smartphones: Meet the Lumia 640 and 640 XL.
Perhaps the company was so eager to give the public something—anything—that it couldn't help leaking these phones a bit early—or someone in its press office simply goofed, which is far more likely. Eit...
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Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday.Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing? - 3:48
Here's a theory about physics you don't hear every day: time is drunk.Researchers Fill In Missing Steps In HIV's Origins - 4:00
As the true scale of HIV's devastation began to emerge, a number of scientists set out to investigate its origins. On Monday, a team of researchers filled in the final gaps in the history.In Defense Of The Great MOOC Experiment - 4:00
How we can declare MOOCs a failure in year two, and again in year three, while we simultaneously scan the centuries-old “experiment” that is large lecture halls and ask passively for incremental change?How To Build An Igloo By Yourself - 2:00
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Tinder’s “Rewind” functionality just went live, finally giving users the ability to go back in time and swipe right instead of left. The “Rewind” feature is included in the premium tier of the service, Tinder Plus, which was unveiled today and costs …Elderly Brooklyn Woman Perishes in Fire Started By Faulty Electrical Wiring - 4:27
An elderly Brooklyn woman died Sunday night after a fire started by faulty electrical wiring engulfed her home, officials said.Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time - 4:26
People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.If War Is Unthinkable Then Why Should Iran Negotiate? - 3:34
The self-limitations we seem to place upon our own nation make me think war is a more likely ultimate outcome regarding Iran. Let me explain. Iran wants nuclear weapons, and has wanted them for decades now. They want them to be able to be a regional hegemon so that th …Argument preview: Hotel guest registers and the Fourth Amendment – harder than it looks? - 4:26
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Fraud, viewability and trust are big issues for the online ad industry right now. There’s a lot of overlap. Fraudulent impressions aren’t viewable (because they’re “seen” by bots), and this erodes trust in the relationship between buying and selling. There’s another part of the trust mission — the users. You know, the ones advertisers want to see their ads. There seems to be eroding trust on the user-side, as is apparent from the continued growth of ad-blocking software. This is why so many a...How Skateboarding Made Me a Better Marketer - 19/2
Long-time skateboarder Ben Plomion (VP Marketing, Chango) discusses the similarities he's found between his lifelong passion and his chosen profession.Technorati emerges as leader in inventory quality after venture with Forensiq - 17/2
Technorati, an advertising technology company focused on accelerating publishers programmatic revenues, has partnered with Forensiq, a leading advertising technology company that fights ad fraud, to provide a safe environment for buyers and sellers to transact programmatically with minimal risk of fraud. This successful partnership has helped Technorati achieve industry recognition from the IAB and Pixalate as a leader in quality assurance and seller trust. In the programmatic landscape where...Peering through the window at an evolving programmatic landscape - 06/2
An industry that's evolving comes with it many other evolutions as well -- how we think and talk about things, how solve new problems, how we solve old problems, and how sometimes it's preferred to just stick to what you do best. Here's a roundup of headlines from this week that covers changing terminology and strategies and a company changing its strategy and focus. There's also a bit on what we can learn from windows (the real ones, not the OS).During viewability growing pains, let’s agree to agree - 28/1
The Wall Street Journal this week posted a pretty exhaustive roundup of the pain we're all going through as the battle for ad viewability wears on. In it's CMO Today blog, the WSJ does an excellent job outlining the background of viewability, what's broken about it and what needs to be done to fix it. What's also interesting about this writeup is the hinting at the kinds of conversations those on both sides of the table are having during this period of growing pains. It can be pretty mu...Cleaning up some placements and maxing out others - 24/1
Keeping it simple, it would seem that weeding out fraud is as easy as working with those you trust. Speaking of fraud, it's apparently staring publishers right in the face when it comes to fishy-looking desktop traffic. When it comes to maximizing end-of-article placements, publishers have options. Maybe it's time to put the mobile app vs. mobile web debate to bed, and taking a difference-angle look at cookies.Fixing fraud has a lot to do with trust - 22/1
In a recent guest column in Venture Beat, Martini Media CEO Erik Pavelka tackled the issues of ad fraud and viewability. It’s honestly a bit much to try and tackle in one column. While the viewability fix may be a ways off (the IAB currently recommends shooting for 70 percent), there is already a lot being done to fight fraud, and many of the ideas out there have a shot at being a reality. In terms of fraud, the points outlined by Pavelka, while somewhat oversimplified, are on target in that ...Poll results, glossary terms and what’s up with the mobile web - 17/1
Social media and advertising had a meet-up at CES as Twitter announced plans to run ads on third-party apps. Poll results show just how important a brand safe environment are for the buy side. The mobile web is no where near “dying off,” says the IAB. There’s a lot of needed education surrounding programmatic video. And do publishers need to also be tech companies? Do Publishers Have To Be Technology Companies? (AdExchanger) – Media executives give their take on the ever blurring line between...
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