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Victorian govt releases public transport timetable data

Victorian govt releases public transport timetable dataThe Victorian government has released the state's public transport timetable data, allowing developers and the likes of Google Maps to be able to provide detailed public transport trip directions for the city.


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No ‘narsisstics’: Music festivals ban fans’ selfie sticks

In this Friday, March 27, 2015 photo, a beachgoer using a cell phone on a stick snaps a selfie as the sun sets at Venice beach in Los Angeles. You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you’re going to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. The sticks are banned this year at the events in Indio, California, and Chicago. Coachella dismissed them as “narsisstics” on a list of prohibited items. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals.


Square Enix redesigns Star Wars villains

Square Enix redesigns Star Wars villainsA series of three official variant action figures designed by Square Enix reimagines the Stormtrooper, Boba Fett and Darth Vader.


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Spotify launches on PS4, PS3 and Xperia devices

Starting today, PS4, PS3 and Xperia smartphone and tablet owners will have access to Spotify through the new PlayStation Music app. PlayStation Music will replace the outmoded Music Unlimited service, giving Sony device owners access to Spotify’s 30 million songs and 1.5 billion playlists. DON’T MISS: A fantastic hidden iPhone design detail you’ll be shocked you never noticed Once PlayStation Music goes live on Monday, PlayStation Network users will be able to link their accounts with Spotify and subscribe to the Premium subscription service for $9.99 a month. There are also a few offers in place if you want to try before you buy: Music Unlimited subscribers with accounts active as of March 29, 2015, can receive 2 months of free access to

Inside Telstra’s digital contact centre

Inside Telstra's digital contact centreDeep inside Telstra's Adelaide office, a team of 30 has been recruited to answer between 1,000 and 1,500 tweets, Facebook comments, and Crowdsupport posts as the company looks to become truly digital.


See the first pictures of McLaren’s cheapest ever supercar

See the first pictures of McLaren's cheapest ever supercarThe upcoming 570S is the first of the manufacturer's Sports Series range, and is set to compete with cars such as the Audi R8 and Porsche 911 Turbo. McLaren reportedly banned photos of the car at the event, but some have surfaced, showing sleek bodywork, wasp-ish headlights, and the kind of gullwing doors that make the "budget" supercar look like its bigger brother, the legendary McLaren F1.


Project Spartan, Windows 10′s new browser, is now available for testing

Project Spartan, Windows 10's new browser, is now available for testingThe new browser is intended to replace Internet Explorer on all Windows devices.


You can actually play Super Mario 64 in your web browser right now

It’ll be a while until you’ll be able to play Nintendo games on mobile devices, but that doesn’t mean you have to hurry and purchase Nintendo hardware to get a quick Mario fix. In fact, there’s a way of running Super Mario 64 on your browser right now, no matter what operating system you use. DON’T MISS: The iPhone 6 might be low-res, but Apple’s highest-resolution device ever is coming soon It’s not the genuine Super Mario 64 version, as a developer recreated the first level of the game as a proof-of-concept demo for a Super Character Controller project for Unity. Nonetheless, it’s playable on any browser (on Windows, Mac and Linux) as long as you have Unity web player installed.

Jay Z leads stars in rebranded Tidal streaming service

Rap mogul Jay Z launched the rebranded Tidal music streaming service with major star backing, hoping to shake up the growing industry through high sound quality and artist controlRap mogul Jay Z on Monday launched the rebranded Tidal music streaming service with major star backing, hoping to shake up the growing industry through high sound quality and artist control. With veiled swipes at streaming leader Spotify, Jay Z brought out musicians including Madonna, Kanye West and the masked electronic duo Daft Punk, who will all be equity partners in the new Tidal. Jay Z earlier this year bought Tidal, which markets itself to audiophiles, by spending $56 million for its Swedish-listed parent company Aspiro. At the announcement in New York, singer Alicia Keys hinted that some musicians could choose to release material exclusively or early on the artist-owned service.


Jay Z’s Tidal music service makes star-studded splash

Jay Z's Tidal music service makes star-studded splashThe rapper mogul's celebrity-packed unveiling touted Tidal as the first artist-owned streaming music service of its kind, but it was scant on details about what that means.


Microsoft to deliver Rio 2016 websites

Microsoft to deliver Rio 2016 websitesSupplier secures its biggest ever cloud deal in Brazil


​Microsoft Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online goes live in Australia

​Microsoft Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online goes live in AustraliaMicrosoft Australia will now be locally hosting Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online in its Australian datacentres in New South Wales and Victoria.


Why the FDA won’t regulate the Apple Watch to death

Back when the Apple Watch was nothing more than a rumor, there was an endless stream of stories focusing on all of the biomedical engineering talent Apple was bringing on board. Consequently, we started to see an influx of reports detailing all of the incredible ways in which the Apple Watch was going to revolutionize personal health. Some reports event went so far as to proffer that Apple’s new wearable might be able to detect impending heart attacks or even measure metrics such as glucose levels. Don’t Miss: Fantastic hidden iPhone detail you’ll be shocked you never noticed Of course, the deeper Apple delves into personal health, the more likely it is that the device will have to pass FDA

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‘I like the feel of the CD’: Parody vid skewers clueless media execs

'I like the feel of the CD': Parody vid skewers clueless media execsIn Funny or Die's commercial for the "Monsters of a Rapidly Changing Media Landscape" conference, baffled media experts admit that they're "really trying to figure out mobile."


The GitHub kids still don’t care about open source

The GitHub kids still don't care about open sourceMost GitHub repositories still don't carry a license. This is a problem. Matt Asay explains why.


U.S. Supreme Court: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure

U.S. Supreme Court: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and SeizureIf the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment. The Supreme Court clarified and affirmed that law on Monday, when it ruled on Torrey Dale Grady v. North Carolina, before sending the case back to that state’s high court. The Court’s short but unanimous opinions helps make sense of how the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure, interacts with the expanding technological powers of the U.S. government. Putting that tracking device on a car or a person is a search,” said Jennifer Lynch, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF).


Google likely to prevail against Mississippi Attorney General’s enormous subpoena, court says

Google likely to prevail against Mississippi Attorney General's enormous subpoena, court saysA federal court in Mississippi is convinced so far that Google will prevail against the state's attorney general in a lawsuit over an allegedly burdensome and over-broad subpoena. Google filed the suit a week after The Verge published a report tying Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to a secret Hollywood campaign to fight Google, pinning blame on it for piracy. Hood had handed Google a 79-page-long subpoena requesting a wealth of information and interviews, which Google is now fighting back against on grounds that it violates its First and Fourth Amendment rights. The court says that it believes Google has demonstrated a "substantial likelihood" that it will prevail on its First Amendment claims and that Google's Fourth Amendment claim has "substantial merit." This isn't necessarily a surprise — Google appeared to have a strong case, and a "substantial" chance at prevailing in a case is necessary for this kind of injunction — but the court's language emphasizes why it's critical here.


Crazy Science: Biohackers develop night vision eyedrops

A group of biohackers based out of California recently developed eye drops which, when inserted into the human eye, provide users with some semblance of night vision. According to researchers over at Science for the Masses, a human test subject injected with the eye drop solution was not only able to make out shapes and sizes from 10 meters away, but was also able to locate individuals outside in the dark from a distance of 50 meters. DON’T MISS: Samsung Galaxy S6 review The main ingredient in said eye drop solution is called Chlorin e6, a substance which comes from sea creatures and is sometimes used as a cancer fighting agent. The test subject, naturally, was the team’s biochem researcher, a

Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday.

Australian government emails passport details of Obama and Putin to football comp

Australian government emails passport details of Obama and Putin to football compThe personal details of the world's G20 leaders were accidentally emailed to the organisers of the Asian Cup by a staff member of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, which chose to avoid notifying the leaders.


Microsoft rolls out first Windows 10 preview with ‘Spartan’ browser

Microsoft rolls out first Windows 10 preview with 'Spartan' browserMicrosoft has released to testers a new Windows 10 Desktop preview build, the first to include the coming new 'Project Spartan' browser.


You can now test Project Spartan, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer successor

You can now test Project Spartan, Microsoft's Internet Explorer successorMicrosoft is releasing a preview of its Internet Explorer successor, Project Spartan, today. After less than two weeks, Windows 10 testers can now download a new build (10049)that will include the Project Spartan browser. If you’re already running a preview version of Windows 10 then it’s available immediately from Windows Update, otherwise you can join the Windows Insider program to test Project Spartan and Windows 10. While Microsoft demonstrated a variety of Project Spartan features back in January, not all of them are enabled in today’s preview.


The Walking Dead’s 3rd and 4th seasons get remade into awesome 8-bit video games

After recreating the first two The Walking Dead seasons in the form of an old-timey 8-bit game, CineFix is back with a similar video on YouTube that features the main events from the third and fourth seasons of AMC’s popular zombie show. As always, be aware that these videos contain spoilers before watching them. DON’T MISS: Meerkat is dying – and it’s taking U.S. tech journalism with it Various events are depicted in glorious 8-bit fashion, including the occupation of the prison, the birth of Rick’s Daughter, Andrea and Michonne’s adventures in the woods, or the encounters with Merle and the governor. Obviously, the attacks on the prison are also present in the animation, and so are the many zombies you expect to see in The Walking

Amazon: Your next source for handyman services?

Amazon: Your next source for handyman services?The new Amazon Home Services aims to help you find help around the house via an invite-only marketplace of professionals.


Jay Z relaunches Tidal with music’s biggest artists as his co-owners

Jay Z relaunches Tidal with music's biggest artists as his co-ownersAt a press conference in New York City this afternoon, Jay Z and a huge group of musical stars took the stage to officially relaunch TIDAL, the streaming music service he recently acquired as part of a $56 million deal. Coldplay, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Jack White, Madonna, Usher, Arcade Fire, Deadmau5, and Beyoncé joined Jay Z in the owners circle. The unspoken enemies are services like Spotify that offer streaming music for free, supported by advertising.


AT&T GigaPower aims to bring blazing-fast internet to Cupertino

AT&T GigaPower aims to bring blazing-fast internet to CupertinoAT&T's GigaPower broadband service claims to bring speeds of up to 1Gbps for $110 a month.


ASR Group Sweetens its Business with SAP

ASR Group Sweetens its Business with SAPRead how ASR Group is leveraging SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, SAP Cloud for Sales, and SAP SuccessFactors to redefine and improve its business.


Former U.S. agents charged for bitcoin theft during Silk Road probe

Bitcoin (virtual currency) coins are seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in ParisThe U.S. Justice Department announced charges on Monday against two former federal agents accused of stealing the digital currency bitcoin during the investigation of the underground drug marketplace Silk Road. Carl Force, a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent, and Shaun Bridges, a special agent with the Secret Service, were charged in a criminal complaint filed in San Francisco federal court with offenses including wire fraud and money laundering.


The feds want Reddit to rat on its dark web forum members

The feds want Reddit to rat on its dark web forum membersThe dark web marketplace abruptly disappeared — along with users' bitcoin — earlier this month, but there are new indications that law enforcement is looking into what happened. Wired reports that the Baltimore Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Reddit for information on five users of Reddit's r/darknetmarkets, all of whom discussed the fall of Evolution. The subpoena, according to Wired, requests potentially identifying information, such as the IP addresses of the users. It wouldn't be a surprise if law enforcement were interested in Evolution.


Leaked pic may reveal the iPad Pro’s biggest hardware secret

Our knowledge of the rumored iPad Pro is still very limited, but leaked images of a purported manufacturing dummy model seem to indicate that the tablet will feature an additional USB-C or Lightning port on its left side. The image was found on Sina Weibo, and although these dummy models are not always accurate (especially this early in the development cycle), a report from The Wall Street Journal earlier this month also noted that Apple was considering adding USB ports to its next iPad. DON’T MISS: If you don’t like Apple’s new MacBook, Steve Jobs has a message for you If Apple does include an additional port on the iPad Pro, it is possible that the tablet will support be able to connect

The robot from Ex Machina is now a personal assistant on LinkedIn

The robot from Ex Machina is now a personal assistant on LinkedInThe marketing campaign for South by Southwest darling Ex Machina continues to be both brilliant and bizarre. Ahead of the film's April 10th release, Adweek discovered that Ava, the film's gynoid, has seemingly created a LinkedIn profile advertising herself as a personal assistant. The profile is the result of a partnership between A24 Films, the film's distribution company, and x.ai, a personal assistance startup that allows a program named Amy help the user schedule meetings over email. Despite its being an indie film, Ex Machina is making waves for the aggressive promotional efforts backing it.


Watch this drone shepherd round up its flock on an Irish farm

Watch this drone shepherd round up its flock on an Irish farmTwo Irish brothers show a novel way to get the sheep on their family farm to go where they want. Maybe drones will be putting collies out of work.


The real reason Apple’s TV streaming service might not include NBC

According to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to roll out its own TV streaming service later this fall in a bold attempt to take control of the living room. The rumored TV service will reportedly offer users about 25 channels and will cost about $30-$40 a month. Some of the big name channels reported to be on board include ESPN, FX, along with content from 3 of the 4 major broadcast networks, with NBC being the lone holdout. DON’T MISS: Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: The ultimate speed test According to initial reports, the reason for NBCUniversal’s exclusion is that previous negotiations between Apple and NBCUniversal’s parent company, Comcast, left a bad taste in Apple’s mouth. Now

Elon Musk teases ‘major’ Tesla news — but it’s ‘not a car’

Elon Musk teases 'major' Tesla news -- but it's 'not a car'A tweet from Tesla's chief signals that an unveiling at the end of April will bring the company's first foray beyond automobiles.


Driver follows GPS off disused bridge, and wife dies, police say

Driver follows GPS off disused bridge, and wife dies, police sayTechnically Incorrect: Sheriffs in Indiana say that a man was following his GPS too slavishly and drove his car onto a ramp leading to a demolished bridge.


​ZDNet readers’ favorite operating systems: Windows, iOS, and Android

​ZDNet readers' favorite operating systems: Windows, iOS, and AndroidZDNet's global readers favorite operating systems largely track those of American government visitors, but with some interesting differences.


Gmail for Android finally has a unified inbox that puts every email in one place

Gmail for Android finally has a unified inbox that puts every email in one placeGmail for Android can finally show all of your emails from every account in one place. Today, Google announced that the latest update to its email app includes a new "All Inboxes" option which, just as it sounds, will list every message across your email accounts in one central spot. Since every email can be read and replied to from the new view, Android users no longer have to deal with tapping the screen to jump between inboxes. Today's Android update also adds conversation view for email services beyond Gmail.


9 steps to laptop-free, highly productive meetings with data scientists

9 steps to laptop-free, highly productive meetings with data scientistsGet distracted data scientists to take their eyes off their laptops and engage in your meeting by following these nine tips for running an effective meeting.


Tesla CEO Musk’s upbeat tweets about China boost stock

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk talks at the Automotive World News Congress at the Renaissance Center in DetroitBy Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) - Elon Musk, the widely followed chief executive of electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc, tweeted several optimistic statements about the company's sagging China operations on Monday, sparking a sharp rebound the company's stock. On his Twitter feed around midday, Musk said that he was "very optimistic about Tesla's long-term future in China, despite our earlier mistakes." He also tweeted that he visited Chinese President Xi Jinping and other government officials and expressed "great faith" in Tesla's embattled team in China. The company's stock has been battered this year by investors concerned about the automaker's failure to hit sales targets in China and the departures last year of two top Tesla executives in that country. "We'll fix the China issue and be in pretty good shape probably in the middle of the year," Musk said at the time.


Match your Mac system to best fit your needs

Match your Mac system to best fit your needsYour next Mac selection needn't prove as big a bust as your March Madness bracket. Asking a few simple questions can help you best match a Mac system to your needs.


Watch Matt Murdock kick ass in this new Daredevil trailer

Watch Matt Murdock kick ass in this new Daredevil trailerMarvel's upcoming Daredevil series is due to premiere on Netflix on April 10th, so naturally there's going to be no shortage of trailers in the lead-up to the debut. Here, however, we really get to see how dangerous Matt Murdock is when he's not in his lawyerly suit and tie. (Those batons are no joke.) We also get out first look at Stick, played by Scott Glenn, the blind man who trains Murdock in martial arts.


Bionic ants could be tomorrow’s factory workers

By Amy Pollock Robotic ants the size of a human hand that work together could be the future of factory production systems. The developers, German technology firm Festo, say it's not just the unusual anatomy of real-world ants that inspired the bionic version - the collective intelligence of an ant colony was also something they wanted to replicate. Festo says that in the future production systems will be based on intelligent individual components that adjust themselves to different production demands by communicating with each other.

A ‘major’ new Tesla product will be unveiled next month… and it won’t be a car

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed on Monday that his company is planning to announce a “major” new product on April 30th and that it won’t be a new car. Musk offered no hints about what this new product will be but there’s good reason to believe that it will have to do with entering the market for home energy storage. RELATED: Everything that’s wrong with Tesla, and why they aren’t the car savior Bloomberg reported earlier this year that Tesla is working on a lithium-ion battery for homes and businesses to store energy generated by solar panels and other supplemental sources. The market for solar home energy use is really starting to expand as many households see it as a good way to

NSA considered ending phone surveillance program — report

NSA considered ending phone surveillance program -- reportSome officials at the spy agency reportedly felt the phone record collection program was too costly and offered little benefit in the fight against terrorism.


T-Mobile ditches static coverage map

T-Mobile ditches static coverage mapThe carrier says its new map of network coverage uses real-time data and will be updated every two weeks.


Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil major new product line on April 30th

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil major new product line on April 30thTesla CEO is teasing a major new product announcement that's coming next month — and it's not a car. Musk just tweeted that his company will unveil a new product line at Tesla's Hawthorne Design Studio on April 30th, with the mysterious reveal scheduled for 8PM PT.


New movies and TV shows you can stream on Netflix this week (Mar. 29 – Apr. 4)

It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock. DON’T MISS: Samsung Galaxy S6 review March 31st Ask Me Anything (2014) The Man With the Iron Fists (2012) April 1st And Now … Ladies and Gentlemen… (2002) Bandolero (2000) Barnyard (2006) Bound (1996) Buffalo Soldiers (2001) Down to Earth (2001) Leprechaun 3 (1995) The Beautician and the Beast (1997) The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002) Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997) Leprechaun 6: Back 2 tha Hood (2003) Suicide Kings (1997) Sunset Strip (2000) Underworld (2003) Whiteboyz (1999) Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009) April 2nd

Pebble Time proves to be hotter than Coolest Cooler on Kickstarter

Pebble Time proves to be hotter than Coolest Cooler on KickstarterPebble has recaptured the top spot for most-funded project, with its new smartwatch raising more than $20.3 million from backers, far surpassing the initial goal of $500,000.


De La Soul is using Kickstarter to make their first album in 11 years

De La Soul is using Kickstarter to make their first album in 11 yearsIt's weirdly humbling to see De La Soul — that is, Posdnous, Dave, and Maseo — explain in the simplest terms who they are in a Kickstarter description. The album's estimated delivery?


Netflix ‘God Mode’ and memories of VHS: Our favorite videos from the week

Netflix 'God Mode' and memories of VHS: Our favorite videos from the weekA roundup of our favorite CNET videos from news, reviews and more.


Apple trade-ins open up to Android, BB, Windows phones

Apple Store trade-ins are run in partnership with an external company.Apple stores in North America and parts of Europe are to accept Android, Blackberry and Windows phones from March 30 as trade-ins towards new handsets. The move is made possible due to an existing agreement with platform-agnostic distributor Brightstar, which as part of its remit, specializes in retail trade-ins. As 9to5mac notes, store credit can then be applied to purchases of the iPhone 5c, 6 and 6 Plus, to the exclusion of the Apple Watch. Last week, Apple had announced a buyback program for China, with manufacturer Foxconn to oversee the resale of used handsets, initially through a selection of e-commerce websites and then other physical stores.


Microsoft starts testing iOS version of its ‘Phoenix” expense-reporting app

Microsoft starts testing iOS version of its 'PhoenixMicrosoft is looking for iOS users to test a new Microsoft expense-tracking application, codenamed Project Phoenix.


How to manage Word styles like a pro

How to manage Word styles like a proStop avoiding Word styles. Instead, learn how to manage them, so you can put them to work for you.


Apple just made it easier than ever for you to dump your Android phone

Apple is still on the hunt for Android converts and it’s just unveiled a brand-new program that will make it easier than ever for Android users to make the switch. Per MacRumors, Apple has expanded its Reuse and Recycling program to let people trade in their Android phones, BlackBerry phones and Windows Phones in exchange for a credit that’s “in the form of an Apple Store gift card or bank transfer.” DON’T MISS: Samsung Galaxy S6 review Previously, the program only let you trade in old iPhones, iPads and Macs but it seems Apple has wisely decided to branch out the number of devices it accepts in the name of potentially winning over new iPhone users. In fact, it sounds like Apple is really

Two federal agents have been charged with stealing money from the Silk Road

Two federal agents have been charged with stealing money from the Silk RoadTwo Federal agents are facing charges of stealing money from the Silk Road, an online drug marketplace that was taken down by federal warrant more than a year ago. Hailing from the Drug Enforcement Agency and Secret Service respectively, Carl Mark Force and Shaun Bridges were both involved in undercover operations that built evidence against the Silk Road in the months leading up to its seizure in October of 2013. As a result, he faces charges of money laundering, wire fraud, and theft of government property. The investigation into the Silk Road concluded in February with Ross Ulbricht convicted on seven counts, based on more than $100 million in drug transactions hosted by the network.


Samsung Galaxy S6 review

I have been pretty hard on Samsung over the past few years, but let’s be honest: the company deserved it. Time and time again, we’ve seen Samsung launch fantastic flagship smartphones that are class leaders in almost every key area. Samsung’s mobile displays are the best in the world, many of its software additions have mass appeal, and its phones are always among the best available when it comes to performance. But where design, build quality and materials are concerned, Samsung has always been at the bottom of the pile. That changes in 2015, and the Galaxy S6 is our first look at the future of flagship Samsung phones. On the inside, the S6 is everything we have come to expect from the

New backward-compatible audio file format can split songs into four tracks

New backward-compatible audio file format can split songs into four tracksNative Instruments — best known for its DJ and music production software — is rolling out a new royalty-free audio format that could be a big deal for professional and amateur remixers alike. The format, Stems, can store up to four individual tracks within a single mixed file, which means that different components of a song (the drums and vocals, for instance) could be made available as isolated audio. Only when you load a Stems file into an app that specifically supports its advanced features — Native Instruments' own Traktor DJ suite, for instance — do the individual tracks within the song become available.


Adobe and former NYT designer Khoi Vinh made a super simple design app for iPad

Adobe and former NYT designer Khoi Vinh made a super simple design app for iPadOver the past few years, Adobe has been making a concerted effort to build apps that could eventually become as important for creation and design on mobile as apps like Photoshop and Premiere have become on the desktop. As part of that effort, it ended up speaking with designer Khoi Vinh, known for overhauling The New York Times' website during the late 2000s, and using his input to create an iPad app for quickly throwing together layouts, be it for a website or a flier.


StubHub sues Ticketmaster and Golden State Warriors over ‘unfair’ scalper market

StubHub sues Ticketmaster and Golden State Warriors over 'unfair' scalper marketStubHub today announced that it's suing both Ticketmaster and the NBA's Golden State Warriors over antitrust charges, accusing Ticketmaster and the Warriors of unfairly pressuring season ticket holders to resell their seats through Ticketmaster's own services instead of the eBay-owned StubHub or another secondary market exchange. In many cases, StubHub says Ticketmaster — the exclusive ticketing partner for the Warriors — cancelled or threatened to revoke regular season and playoff game tickets if fans attempted to sell them through StubHub.


A fantastic hidden iPhone design detail you’ll be shocked you never noticed

Sometimes it’s the little things that remind you just how incredible Apple’s attention to detail really is. What may seem on the surface to be minor things that really don’t have an impact on the overall user experience are actually anything but minor; every single little design detail plays a role, and they combine to have a dramatic impact on the user experience. Of course, sometimes Apple puts design details in the iPhone that are so subtle they go unnoticed for most users. And now, one such detail has been revealed. DON’T MISS: Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: The ultimate speed test With iOS 7, Apple added a Control Panel to its mobile software that provides quick access to a number of key features. With

Mad Max or Furious 7: Which will be Best Car Movie of the Year?

Mad Max or Furious 7: Which will be Best Car Movie of the Year?I adore the Fast and Furious franchise, so much so that I've collaborated with the video team on a very special, very large project that will run later this week. The movie that appears to nail the stunt work I loved in previous Fast films is Mad Max: Fury Road. The long in-development reboot of the Mad Max franchise has its share of CG, no questions, but its car sequences — which are rumored to comprise the entirety of the film — appear to have been shot with actual cars. When it comes to family, Furious films will always have one muscular leg up.


Review: Comparison of Aukey external battery chargers

Review: Comparison of Aukey external battery chargersI tried out three Aukey external battery chargers to compare their performance at charging my devices - and also how well they fitted my lifestyle. I was surprised at which one came out best for me.


Gogoro’s electric scooter to debut in Taiwan

Gogoro's electric scooter to debut in TaiwanCompany picks Greater Taipei for the pilot run of its Smartscooter, noting the 1:1 ratio of scooters to people there.


Samsung says there’s really no reason to buy last year’s Galaxy S5

Samsung on Monday published an infographic on its blog, showing the differences between this year’s Galaxy S6 flagship and last year’s Galaxy S5, suggesting there’s really no reason to even consider buying the 2014 flagship Samsung phone, as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are significantly better than their predecessor in every way. DON’T MISS: Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: The ultimate speed test In the infographic, Samsung takes a look at the most important specs of the phone, including display, processor, storage, camera and battery, showing the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge are clearly the better choices. Samsung also highlights the build quality of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in the comparison, mentioning the aluminum bodies and Gorilla

Infinio caches in on VDI performance

Infinio caches in on VDI performanceInfinio provides an alternative to expensive hardware-based solutions to address VDI performance problems. It boosts VDI performance for VMware and for Citrix-based solutions.


Apple now lets you trade in old Android phones for credit toward an iPhone

Apple now lets you trade in old Android phones for credit toward an iPhoneApple is making it a little bit easier to switch to an iPhone: with a change to its trade-in program today, customers will now be able to hand over old Android, BlackBerry, and Windows phones to receive a discount toward a new iPhone. Previously, Apple only accepted old iPhones. The program is starting at Apple Stores today in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, and Italy. Apple began accepting trade-ins in 2013, though it's never completely operated the program on its own.


Microsoft starts rolling out mobile device management to Office 365 business customers

Microsoft starts rolling out mobile device management to Office 365 business customersMicrosoft will be rolling out its promised, free subset of mobile-device-management features to Office 365 commercial customers over the next four to six weeks.


Watch this immediately: First teaser trailer for Spectre, the new James Bond movie

There are just a handful of upcoming movies in 2015 that we’re excited about — really, truly excited about. One is Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will premiere in just over a month on May 1st. Another is the upcoming new James Bond movie Spectre, which we’ll sadly have to wait a bit longer to see. While Spectre’s premiere is still more than half a year away, we can expect plenty of teasers, trailers and other tidbits to tide us over until the film finally hits theaters this fall — and the first teaser trailer was just released. DON’T MISS: Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: The ultimate speed test The James Bond 007 YouTube account posted the first Spectre teaser trailer

Apple Watch to spark wearable tech growth: IDC

An Apple employee demonstrates how to use an Apple Watch.Wearable technology devices are seeing a growth surge that is likely to continue over the next few years, helped by the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch, a market tracker said Monday. Propelling the market higher will be devices like the Apple Watch, along with other smartwatches like Motorola's Moto 360, and Samsung's Gear watches. "Smart wearables are about to take a major step forward with the launch of the Apple Watch this year," said IDC analyst Ramon Llamas. "The Apple Watch raises the profile of wearables in general and there are many vendors and devices that are eager to share the spotlight.


Siberian Huskies are even more majestic when photographed on a frozen lake

Siberian Huskies are even more majestic when photographed on a frozen lakeYou know that majestic time of day when the cool blue lake outside your window blends with the cool blue horizon off in the distance, and you feel a pleasant sense of calm and self-actualization? Photographer Fox Grom recently captured a group of Siberian Huskies playing on a frozen lake in Kirovsk, a town in northern Russia.


The loneliest roast: Justin Bieber does public penance on Comedy Central

The loneliest roast: Justin Bieber does public penance on Comedy CentralPulling past the guard booth of Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, I had the strange, recurring sensation that I first had nine days earlier: I felt sorry for Justin Bieber. The reason I was here on a sunny Saturday afternoon in March was the taping of the Comedy Central roast of the 21-year-old singer and multi-multi-millionaire, but I didn’t feel sorry for him because I was going to spend the next several hours watching him being brutally teased, mocked, and insulted. For years, the targets of the Comedy Central’s roasts have tended to be celebrities past their prime (Roseanne Barr, Pamela Anderson, William Shatner) or show biz adjacent oddities (Flavor Flav, Donald Trump). Most of the roasters — like Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, and Aziz Ansari — have connections to Franco or are considered his peers, and the roast master was Seth Rogen, his pal and frequent costar.


Axiom Verge feels like a brand new Metroid on PS4

Axiom Verge feels like a brand new Metroid on PS4It's been a long time since we've seen a proper Metroid game. The series debuted on the NES in 1986, and there hasn't been an original, 2D, side-scrolling game in the franchise since Metroid Fusion in 2002 (that same year the series made the leap to 3D with Metroid Prime). It was built over the course of five years, by one developer, Thomas Happ, who handled everything from the programming to the art and music. It's a game that scratches a particular itch created by Metroid's absence — though that wasn't the original plan.


This might be our first look at the case from the rumored 4-inch iPhone 6c

Reports already suggest that Apple is working on three new iPhone models for 2015, including the expected “S” sequels for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, but also a smaller 4-inch device. The purpose of the slightly smaller iPhone 6c would be to offer some of the same features available on the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models to buyers looking for smaller screens. While Apple is far from confirming any details regarding its iPhone plans for this year, the first images showing what is supposedly the housing from the iPhone 6c have hit the web. DON’T MISS: Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: The ultimate speed test Future Supplier says it has obtained what looks to be a plastic iPhone 6c rear shell. While it might appear to

One dead, two injured in incident outside NSA headquarters

One dead, two injured in incident outside NSA headquartersAn unidentified car attempted to ram the entrance gate at the NSA's Fort Meade headquarters this morning, with shots fired in the wake of the collision. Aerial footage shows two damaged vehicles outside the entrance gate: a white NSA police SUV and a dark SUV that is still unidentified. #BreakingNews: Police are investigating a report of a shooting at the NSA near Fort Meade. Widespread concern over the NSA's surveillance program has led to increased wariness at the headquarters.


Hugh Jackman will play Wolverine ‘one last time’ in 2017

Hugh Jackman will play Wolverine 'one last time' in 2017It had to happen at some point. Hugh Jackman, who has played Wolverine since 2000, will vacate the role of the most recognizable X-Man in 2017, after the third Wolverine film hits theaters. The actor hinted as much by posting an image on Instagram, claws out, saying somewhat ominously, "One last time": WOLVERINE ...ONE LAST TIME. HJA photo posted by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on Mar 28, 2015 at 10:40am PDT


5 unique accessories for iPad and iPhone: From self-healing cases to TV antennas

5 unique accessories for iPad and iPhone: From self-healing cases to TV antennasThe huge third-party ecosystem for iPhone and iPad accessories means there are lots to choose from. These accessories are not the typical fare, and add value to the iDevice in innovative ways.


Wireless chargers for the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

Wireless chargers for the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EdgeFancy picking up a new Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge smartphone but don't want to pay Samsung prices for the wireless charging system? Fear not! There are alternatives starting at less than $15.


IDC report: Wearables shipments forecast to rise from 19.6 to 45.7 million by end of 2015

IDC report: Wearables shipments forecast to rise from 19.6 to 45.7 million by end of 2015We've been told that wearables would be popular for a couple of years, but haven't seen adoption in the numbers experts expected. With the Apple Watch and improvements across the market, 2015 looks to be the year of the wearable.


8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

We shared five fantastic lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free last week, and we’re starting off strong once again this week. Monday’s list includes eight nifty iOS apps that would typically cost you a combined $18 to purchase, but each and every one is on sale for free right now. Be sure to hurry because these sales could end at any time! DON’T MISS: Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: The ultimate speed test These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week

Apple Watch to spark wearable tech growth: IDC

IDC said it expected some 45.7 million wearable tech gadgets to be shipped globally this year, up 133 percent from 2014Wearable technology devices are seeing a growth surge that is likely to continue over the next few years, helped by the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch, a market tracker said Monday. Propelling the market higher will be devices like the Apple Watch, along with other smartwatches like Motorola's Moto 360, and Samsung's Gear watches. "Smart wearables are about to take a major step forward with the launch of the Apple Watch this year," said IDC analyst Ramon Llamas. "The Apple Watch raises the profile of wearables in general and there are many vendors and devices that are eager to share the spotlight.


Apple will let you cut the line if you’re buying a $10,000 Apple Watch Edition

Apple will let you cut the line if you're buying a $10,000 Apple Watch EditionCustomers thinking of buying the Apple Watch Edition will be pampered in Apple's stores and receive free, round-the-clock tech support for two years, according to a report from 9to5Mac. Would-be Edition owners — who could be shelling out as much as $17,000 for a 38mm, 18-karat gold case with a bright red, modern buckle — will skip the queues in Apple's stores and receive private consultations lasting up to one hour with a dedicated Apple Watch expert. The demo stations for the Edition will also be separate to those for the Watch and Watch Sport, while staff will be advised to "assess store conditions" before bringing out more than two watches simultaneously for fear of theft. Although each of the Apple Watch's three tiers has exactly the same features and technology, Apple is clearly trying to differentiate its wearables with more than just a price tag.


Kanye, Rihanna and Beyoncé turn blue for Jay Z’s Spotify rival Tidal

Kanye, Rihanna and Beyoncé turn blue for Jay Z's Spotify rival TidalMadonna, Coldplay and Taylor Swift are among the big hitters backing Jay Z's lossless audio service, which is set for a major announcement today.


Google Apps and Office 365 compared in one Venn diagram

Google Apps and Office 365 compared in one Venn diagramBoth Microsoft and Google have compelling productivity offerings, along with deep and rich ecosystems. That makes comparing them a challenge for most managers. David Gewirtz compares most of the programs' key elements in one Venn diagram (and a big table).


Halo 5 has a release date

It was an exciting weekend for Xbox One owners, as Microsoft announced that Halo 5: Guardians will be launching on October 27th, 2015. The release date was unveiled in two live-action trailers that premiered on AMC alongside The Walking Dead finale Sunday night. READ MORE: Mortal Kombat X preview: A heart-pounding leap into the new generation In the first trailer, Spartan Locke, the protagonist of the Halo: Nightfall live-action TV series, is seen approaching an injured Master Chief. He gives a short speech about how it is his job to save the human race from the man they thought was their hero, and then begins to raise his gun. The second trailer is nearly identical to the first, save for one vital detail —

A new hack could let thieves bypass the iPhone’s lockscreen

A new hack could let thieves bypass the iPhone's lockscreenResearchers at the security firm MDSec have found a way to bypass the iPhone's lockscreen using just a few hundred dollars in equipment. The lockscreen typically bricks a phone after 10 bad guesses and has proven difficult to bypass on non-jailbroken phones, but MDSec has found a way to power off the phone before it registers an incorrect guess, allowing effectively unlimited guesses. Since the lockscreen is one of the iPhone's major anti-theft protections (combined with Find my iPhone and the remote shutdown feature), it's a hack that could have a real impact on users. MDSec's system works by watching for tiny changes in the iPhone screen, indicating a wrong-password notification a fraction of a second before the phone tallies a wrong guess.


Spotify on PS4 Is Music Nerd Heaven

Spotify on PS4 Is Music Nerd HeavenIf you prefer your nightly game binges with a side of sick beats, you'll want to check out the new Spotify app for Sony's PlayStation 4. Whether you want to make some tedious Destiny quests more lively with Drake, or bring some awkward lightheartedness to a brutal Bloodborne battle by jamming some Uptown Funk, the option to tap into Spotify's near-endless library while gaming is a welcomed one.


China suspected as software site GitHub hit by attack

A US website described as The software collaboration website GitHub said Monday it was fighting off a cyber attack since late last week, and security analysts said the effort appeared to originate in China. A US website described as "the world's largest code host," GitHub said it first noticed the so-called distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack Thursday, with intermittent disruptions over the past few days. Some security specialists went further, saying it appears to be an attempt to block the use of anti-censorship tools in China. "Even people outside China are being weaponized to target things the Chinese government does not like, for example, freedom of speech," the security firm said.


Microsoft’s OneDrive, SharePoint chief to take on a new role

Microsoft's OneDrive, SharePoint chief to take on a new roleMicrosoft's Corporate Vice President of its combined OneDrive and SharePoint team, Chris Jones, is moving to a new role inside the company's Applications and Services Group later this year.


Amazon takes on Angie’s List with Home Services launch

Amazon takes on Angie's List with Home Services launchThe hyper-local marketplace connects shoppers with service providers -- allowing you to order a plumber or electrician as easily as ordering up a pair of shoes or a vacuum cleaner.


The people side of disaster recovery: 10 things managers should do

The people side of disaster recovery: 10 things managers should doA solid DR plan can help you recover systems and fix technical problems in a crisis. But you should also be ready to deal with nontechnical issues--like panic, misinformation, and damaging rumors.


Watch: Can this insane torture test kill the Galaxy S6 edge?

One of the obvious concerns with the Galaxy S6 edge is related to the phone’s curved display, which might not handle some drops as gracefully as smartphones that come with regular, flat screens. However, a short video from China shows an extreme Galaxy S6 edge torture test that reveals how shockingly durable the Gorilla Glass 4 on the Galaxy S6 edge really is. DON’T MISS: 10 things the Galaxy S6 can do that the iPhone 6 can’t In the 30-second clip below, a woman handling the curved Galaxy S6 model repeatedly and violently smashes the Galaxy S6 edge against a hard surface. Not only is the Galaxy S6 edge capable of taking the beating, but the phone is also fully functional after the

Cyberattack hits hard at popular coding site Github

Cyberattack hits hard at popular coding site GithubA debilitating onslaught of Internet traffic directed at Github appears to be focused on shutting down anticensorship tools.


The internet took the album away, and now it’s giving it back

The internet took the album away, and now it's giving it backWhen online piracy ravaged the music industry, music revenues went from $14.7 billion in 1999 to $7.7 billion in 2009, according to the RIAA. When she released her eponymous album at the end of 2013, the reaction was unparalleled.


This is Trevor Noah, the new host of The Daily Show

This is Trevor Noah, the new host of The Daily ShowWhen people started speculating who would replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah's name probably wasn't high on anyone's list. No-one can replace Jon Stewart. It's the same kind of thing you'd say about John Oliver, whose brief stint as TDS guest host served as a launching pad for a wildly successful HBO show, Last Week Tonight. Noah, who was the subject of David Meyer's documentary You Laugh But It's True (available on Netflix), was the first stand-up comedian from South Africa to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman.


New 3D NAND flash memory from Intel, Micron could result in 10-terabyte SSDs

New 3D NAND flash memory from Intel, Micron could result in 10-terabyte SSDsThe two companies claim their new technology offers up to three times the density of other 3D NAND competitors, with full production ramping up later this year.


Apple Watch Edition customers to receive executive level treatment

Apple Watch Edition customers to receive executive level treatmentIf you are going to pay more than $10,000 for your Apple Watch Edition smartwatch then you can expect to be treated better than the rest of us.


Replica of Harry Potter’s ‘Monster Book of Monsters’ creeps out

Replica of Harry Potter's 'Monster Book of Monsters' creeps outThis official, dangerous-looking replica from Sideshow Collectibles might make your friends think twice about treating you as their own private lending library.


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