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The terrifying moment a pilot is hit by another plane on runway

The terrifying moment a pilot is hit by another plane on runwayTechnically Incorrect: It seems impossible to believe. But the pilot of a small race plane had engine trouble. Another plane continues to take off behind him.


HERE, automakers team up to share data on traffic conditions

Graphic depicts the range of sensor information feeding a new set of live traffic servicesBy Eric Auchard LONDON (Reuters) - German digital map maker HERE will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data from competing automakers, an industry first. The Berlin-based company, owned by Germany's three premium automakers, will provide four services in which drivers share detailed video views of traffic jams or accidents, potential road hazards like fog or slippery streets, traffic signs including temporary speed limits and on-street parking. Other automakers are expected to join the project later and contribute data from their vehicles, HERE said.


Actors can get their age removed from IMDb under new California law

Actors can get their age removed from IMDb under new California lawCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation Saturday, which would require entertainment database websites to remove an actor's age five days after receiving a request to do so.


New iOS 10 security flaw makes it easier to crack iPhone backups

New iOS 10 security flaw makes it easier to crack iPhone backupsAccording to Forbes, Apple’s latest iOS release seems to have accidentally weakened the the iPhone’s security, potentially allowing unauthorized access to localized backups. Elcomsoft, a Russian firm that has created tools to break into iPhones, discovered the vulnerability as it worked to update its phone breaker tool. It found that backups saved after a user updates to iOS 10 uses a new "password verification mechanism" that skips several security checks, according to a blog post.


One astonishing picture of Hillary Clinton shows who and what we’ve become

One astonishing picture of Hillary Clinton shows who and what we've becomeTechnically Incorrect: Posted to Twitter by the design lead for Hillary for America, this will surely be one of the iconic images of our age.


The Fruit Ninja game is going to be a movie

The Fruit Ninja game is going to be a movieAfter Angry Birds earned more than $300 million at the box office, it was only a matter of time before other studios decided to jump on the bandwagon to adapt mobile phone games. The next one? Fruit Ninja.New Line Cinemas has snapped up the rights to turn the mobile game — which lets its users slice fruit in half with a swipe of the finger — into a film. J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani will write the script, which The Hollywood Reporter says will "revolve around a team of misfits who are recruited to become Fruit Ninjas in order to save the world. ...


‘The Simpsons’ pays tribute to ‘Adventure Time’ in couch gag

'The Simpsons' pays tribute to 'Adventure Time' in couch gagBart, Homer, Lisa, Maggie, Mr. Burns and even Santa's Little Helper are reimagined as "Adventure Time" characters in the Season 28 premiere of "The Simpsons."


To reduce shipping damages, a Dutch bike company printed a television on their boxes

To reduce shipping damages, a Dutch bike company printed a television on their boxesThe company came up with a genius solution: print a graphic of a flatscreen television on the side of the box. The damage reports were a major problem for the company because the street bikes that it manufactures are at the high-end of the market, and some are loaded down with delicate electronics like anti-theft trackers and electric motors. Plus, the company had set a goal to sell 90 percent of its bikes online by the end of the decade.


California eyes unusual power source: its gridlocked roads

California eyes unusual power source: its gridlocked roadsAll those cars on California’s famously gridlocked highways could be doing more than just using energy - they could be producing it. The California Energy Commission is investing $2 million to study whether piezoelectric crystals can be used to produce electricity from the mechanical energy created by vehicles driving on roads. Scientists already know the technology works, but the state needs to figure out whether it can produce high returns without costing too much.


Bill Maher rages at Apple for releasing dull iPhone 7

Bill Maher rages at Apple for releasing dull iPhone 7Technically Incorrect: The talk show host insists that the only people who want you to buy the new phone are Apple shareholders. He's also appalled by those who stand in the "nerd line."


China begins listening for E.T. on world’s largest radio telescope

China begins listening for E.T. on world's largest radio telescopeMassive telescope will be used to survey galaxies and listen to signals from extraterrestrial civilizations.


Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe weighs in on Palmer Luckey’s apology

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe weighs in on Palmer Luckey’s apologyOculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey apologized on Friday after a Daily Beast article revealed that he had donated a considerable amount of money to Nimble America, a group dedicated to "shitposting" and "meme magic," during the 2016 Presidential Election. Everyone at Oculus is free to support the issues or causes that matter to them, whether or not we agree with those views.


A pair of cute robots run into unexpected peril in short film Planet Unknown

A pair of cute robots run into unexpected peril in short film Planet UnknownShawn Wang’s recently completed short film Planet Unknown looks a bit like WALL·E. Now that he’s graduated, he noted that he will likely be picking up work soon, but that he plans to continue to make short animated films on the side.


MIT’s flea market specializes in rare, obscure electronics

MIT's flea market specializes in rare, obscure electronicsOnce a month in the summer, a small parking lot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's campus transforms into a high-tech flea market known for its outlandish offerings. Tables overflow with antique ...


‘Star Wars Rebels’ characters, Marvel’s Groot are encouraging kids to exercise

'Star Wars Rebels' characters, Marvel's Groot are encouraging kids to exerciseJedi and "Guardians of the Galaxy" characters are among those spotlighting the "Improve Your Selfie" health campaign launched by Disney.


IMDB would be required to remove actors’ ages when asked under new California law

IMDB would be required to remove actors' ages when asked under new California lawCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that will require commercial websites to remove information about an actor’s age upon request, in an attempt to combat agism in the state’s film industry. The law, known as AB-1687, states that commercial online entertainment employment service providers will be required to remove "certain information regarding the subscriber’s age on any companion Internet Web site under the provider’s control if requested by the subscriber." In other words, websites such as the Internet Movie Database and StudioSystem would be compelled to remove an actor’s age if requested. AB-1687 only applies to commercial websites - which it defines as websites that display ads or receives payment from subscribers, and does’t apply to websites where the general public uploads the information to the site, such as Wikipedia, or to news outlets.


Every video game launching this fall that you need to know about

As of this week, fall has officially begun. That means a whole lot of things—changing colors, cooler temperatures, the weirdest presidential election of all time—but more importantly, it means that a truckload of video games are coming out. And by truckload, I means dozens and dozens for each and every platform (save for the Wii U). But rather than list all of the titles, we've decided to round up the best of the best; the ones you really need to be looking out for this fall. DON'T MISS:  Report: Nintendo’s NX has entered production Below you'll find all the most important video games launching this season: September Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade | PC | September 23rd Darkest Dungeon | PS4, PS Vita | September 27th FIFA 17 | PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360, PC | September 27th Forza Horizon 3 | Xbox One, PC | September 27th Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice | 3DS | September 27th XCOM 2 | PS4, Xbox One | September 27th Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits | 3DS | September 30th Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls | 3DS | September 30th October Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide | PS4, Xbox One | October 4th Mafia III | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 7th Paper Mario: Color Splash | Wii U | October 7th 100ft Robot Golf | PS4, PSVR | October 10th Dragon Quest Builders | PS4, PS Vita | October 10th Gears of War 4 | Xbox One | October 11th Rise of the Tomb Raider | PS4 | October 11th WWE 2K17 | PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360 | October 11th PlayStation VR | Hardware | October 13th Shadow Warrior 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 13th Skylanders Imaginators | PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360, Wii U | October 16th Battlefield 1 | PS4, Xbox One | October 21st Sid Meier's Civilization VI | PC | October 21st Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 25th World of Final Fantasy | PS4, Vita | October 25th TES V: Skyrim Special Edition  | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 28th Titanfall 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 28th November Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare | PS4, Xbox One, PC | November 4th Mario Party: Star Rush | 3DS | November 4th PlayStation 4 Pro | Hardware | November 10th Dishonored 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | November 11th Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection | PS4, Xbox One | November 15th Watch Dogs 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | November 15th Killing Floor 2 | PS4, PC | November 18th Pokémon Moon | 3DS | November 18th Pokémon Sun | 3DS | November 18th Final Fantasy XV | PS4, Xbox One | November 29th December Gravity Rush 2 | PS4 | December 2nd Steep | PS4, Xbox One, PC | December 2nd Super Mario Maker 3DS | 3DS | December 2nd Dead Rising 4 | Xbox One, PC | December 6th The Last Guardian | PS4 | December 6th Although most of the September and October games are set in stone at this point, there are sure to be several delays and release date announcements between now and the end of the year. We'll update and add to this list as we learn more.

Snapchat Spectacles, glasses with a camera, coming this fall

Snapchat Spectacles, glasses with a camera, coming this fallSnapchat gets a new name, Snap Inc., and will soon release camera-equipped glasses that shoot first-person video.


Tokyo Thrift: The Rez Trance Vibrator is gaming’s most intense peripheral

Tokyo Thrift: The Rez Trance Vibrator is gaming's most intense peripheralIf you read our coverage of Tokyo Game Show earlier this month, you'll know that Rez is my favorite game of all time, and that the new version for PlayStation VR is its most spectacular iteration yet. Rez Infinite is the rare example of a pre-existing game that feels like it was designed for virtual reality, despite first coming out fifteen years ago. Okay, so you couldn't immerse yourself in Rez's wireframe world by enveloping your field of vision with a stereoscopic OLED display.


How Europa changed how we saw the solar system

How Europa changed how we saw the solar systemOn Monday, NASA is set to hold a press conference about some “surprising activity” on Jupiter’s icy moon of Europa. There’s no indication as to what that activity might be, other than it involves the Hubble Space Telescope, but it’s garnering more than one 2010 reference around the internet. Europa has always been a fascinating world that has challenged our view of the nature of the solar system.


2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Award semifinalists announced

2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Award semifinalists announcedThese cars, trucks and SUVs are one step closer to winning one of the auto industry's most coveted awards.


Baseball player suspended over Black Lives Matter tweets

Baseball player suspended over Black Lives Matter tweetsTechnically Incorrect: Seattle's pro baseball team suspends catcher Steve Clevenger for, among other things, calling the group pathetic after the Charlotte protests.


Where Clinton, Trump stand on 7 big tech issues

Where Clinton, Trump stand on 7 big tech issuesAhead of Monday's debate, we look at how the candidates stack up on cybersecurity, privacy, STEM and other topics affecting tech.


How to be human: how to be happy and alone in New York City

How to be human: how to be happy and alone in New York Citygigi_nyc/Flickr Leah Reich was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "Ask Leah" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is a Senior User Researcher for Slack, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at askleah@theverge.com and read more How to be Human here.Dear Leah, Eight months ago I graduated from a university and moved to New York City to chase my dreams. ...


Stephen Hawking quiere encontrar a los extraterrestres antes que lo hagan ellos

Stephen Hawking quiere encontrar a los extraterrestres antes que lo hagan ellosEl famoso cosmólogo está en busca de señales de seres extraterrestres, pero advierte que debemos tener cuidado de invitarlos a visitar la Tierra.


Facebook or Twitter for the presidential debate? You want to agree or argue?

Facebook or Twitter for the presidential debate? You want to agree or argue?Streaming the debate will be the same on both social networks. The comments? Not so much.


The best reason to become US president is to get a new species named after you

The best reason to become US president is to get a new species named after youOn Monday night, the two candidates running to be president of the United States will square off in the first debate. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are probably after this job for plenty of reasons, but one neat bonus is having new species named after you. A whole bunch of presidents — past and present — have animals and trees that bear their names.


Forget racing, this is what’s really driving Apple’s interest in McLaren

With Apple still reportedly interested in entering the automotive space, a wild new rumor emerged earlier this week claiming that Apple was interested in acquiring McLaren Technology Group. The McLaren Technology Group, for those unfamiliar, widely known and respected for releasing insanely fast supercars and also for its Formula One racing team While initial reports claimed that Apple was interested in acquiring the entirety of McLaren’s business, a McLaren spokesperson quickly reached out to various media outlets and denied that any full takeover talks had taken place. Still, just because Apple may not be interested in a full takeover doesn’t mean that Apple doesn’t have its eye on certain aspects of McLaren’s business. To this point, Mike Butcher of TechCrunch posits an interesting theory , namely that Apple doesn’t want anything to do with McLaren Racing or Formula 1 but rather has its eye McLaren Applied Technologies. DON'T MISS:  Replacement Galaxy Note 7s might be safe, but they also don’t work McLaren Applied Technologies is a technology consulting firm that applies some of the technological advancements gleaned from decades in the racing world to any number of scenarios. “Twenty years at the forefront of motorsport have given us the technological platform to produce seamless end-to-end control systems,” the website boasts . “Hardware and software tailored to extreme environments across automotive, aerospace and transport. Our systems can’t afford to fail. So they don’t.” Buchter notes that McLaren's expertise over the years has been applied to industries as varied as healthcare, oil and even sports leagues. MAT has gradually risen to prominence under the watchful eye of its leader Geoff McGrath, an engineer who started in the oil and gas industry, but has also worked in telecommunications. That relatively unique, cross-discipline, experience means McGrath has been able to build up an almost unrivalled team at the company’s HQ, ever so slightly hidden in the countryside, south-west of London. The likelihood of Apple picking up the whole of McLaren and getting into motor racing is slim. Apple is more likely to want the incredible team and technologies developed inside MAT, while McLaren needs MAT to maintain its competitiveness in racing. Even if a takeover isn't in the works, Buchter raises the idea that Apple might very well be interested in a strategic investment with the company. Indeed, Apple has a long history of investing in cutting-edge companies without necessarily resorting to outright takeovers. Personally, I can't see an Apple Car hitting the road anytime before 2020, if at all. For a variety of reasons, it's increasingly starting to look like Apple completely underestimated the challenges involved in developing and manufacturing a car from scratch. Lastly, it's worth noting that a  New York Times report from this week relayed that Apple's automotive team is in "disarray" and lacks a cohesive vision. And earlier this month, reports surfaced that Apple had laid off a large number of employees from its Project Titan team as the company's car project had "struggled to make progress."

How to read a book a week

How to read a book a weekIn February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s Fast Company piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines onto old ones. It’s a powerful piece, and if you haven’t already made the time to read it, you should.


Israeli military indicts Palestinians for online incitement

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has indicted more than 145 Palestinians so far this year for incitement over social media.

Tencent to donate 2 percent of profit as Chinese online charity grows

Tencent Chairman and CEO Pony Ma Huateng speaks during a news conference announcing the company's results in Hong KongBy Sijia Jiang HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese billionaire Pony Ma Huateng, the founder of internet group Tencent, on Friday said his company would donate 2 percent of its annual profit to charity and flagged growth in the use of mobile internet in China's philanthropy sector. Ma's pledge follows China's introduction of new laws earlier this month that provided a legal framework for approved internet companies to raise and manage funds for charity. It also comes days after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan said they would donate more than $3 billion toward a plan to "cure, prevent or manage" all disease.


Samsung Electronics delays South Korea re-start of Note 7 sales by three days

A model poses for photographs with a Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone during its launching ceremony in SeoulTech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it was delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to Oct. 1, a move it says is needed for speedy completion of the ongoing recall in the country. Samsung announced on Sept. 2 a recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets, including South Korea, due to a faulty battery causing the phones to catch fire, offering refunds or replacement devices using safe batteries. The firm hopes to complete the recall quickly and restart sales in the fourth quarter to salvage earnings, but the latest hitch in South Korea underscore continuing challenges in those efforts.


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