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T-Mobile isn’t the best wireless network, according to the people

T-Mobile has the cheapest prices and best perks in the industry, and certainly the most sweary executive. But for one of the things that matters most to customers -- good customer care -- AT&T actually pips the "Uncarrier" to the flag. The latest edition of the J.D. Power satisfaction survey ranks AT&T as the network with the best overall customer care experience. T-Mobile finishes second, with Verizon and Sprint rounding out the best of the rest. DON'T MISS:  How two coders cracked all the secrets of Pokemon Go The J.D. Power survey uses data from over 7,000 wireless customers across a broad demographic, and is the best annual look we get at who likes their cell carrier the most. Customers fill out a survey detailing their customer care experiences, and the responses are used to build a score out of 1,000 for each customer. AT&T scored 820, while T-Mobile was on 815. Sprint was down at 750, by comparison. Interestingly, the best non-contract carrier, Customer Cellular, scored 878, way better than any full-service provider. Even though its customers are lacking years-long contracts, the quality of care they receive actually appears to be higher. Of course, the customer experience is only one part of a network's overall experience. Verizon is typically said to have the best service, for example, so a survey that takes into account cell coverage would probably see it bumped up a place or two. But it's worth noting that AT&T, the oldest carrier (with the stuffiest reputation) has actually managed to keep its customers the happiest.

This might be the most ambitious Pokemon Go hack to date

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Pokemon Go phenomenon has been the determination of some very dedicated players to find ways to cheat the system. We've seen maps filled with Pokemon , hacks that require jailbreaks , and even  players cheating their way to the max level of 40 . But none of them compare to what you're about to witness. DON'T MISS:  This Pokemon Go evolution calculator will help you get the most powerful Pokemon Unlike the GPS hack we showed you earlier this week, which depends on software, this hack is entirely based on hardware. More specifically, the clever Pokemon Go fans from the YouTube channel jdsika put their phone in an radio frequency shield box, used a signal generator to send a GPS signal to the box and then built their own custom software to navigate around the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mC71c6zRUE I'm willing to bet that you don't have the tools necessary to replicate this setup in your own home, but even if you could, you'd still need to build the software to actually control the avatar in the app to move around. In addition, as The Verge notes , you will likely get banned as soon as developer Niantic realizes you're using a fake GPS signal to navigate around the in-game world. Niantic doesn't take kindly to cheaters. But regardless of the potential ramifications of the hack, there's no denying that it's an incredibly impressive achievement.

‘Daredevil’ and ‘Jessica Jones’ won’t return to Netflix until at least 2018

Although Marvel has had a few swings and misses at the box office over the years, their partnership with Netflix has yet to produce a dud. Both seasons of  Daredevil , as well as the first season of Jessica Jones , received praise from critics and fans alike, and quickly become two of the most popular Netflix original series to date. Unfortunately, despite their popularity, we're probably going to have to wait at least 18 months before we see new seasons of either show. DON'T MISS:  Marvel fans show us how ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ really should have ended During the Television Critics Association press tour, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos reiterated to the audience that Luke Cage will be the next Marvel show to hit the streaming service on September 30th. After that, we'll see Iron Fist and The Defenders , followed by the third season of Daredevil and season season of Jessica Jones . Although no specific release dates have been revealed for any Marvel show other than Luke Cage , we know for a fact that The Defenders will debut in 2017, according to its teaser trailer. Therefore, we also know that Iron Fist will also arrive in 2017, and up to this point, Netflix has only released two Marvel shows a year. So providing the pace remains the same, Sarandos has all but confirmed that we won't see new seasons of Daredevil or Jessica Jones until 2018. As for The Punisher , Netflix has already revealed that a season is in the works, but Sarandos was unwilling to provide any concrete information about when we might see the breakout star of Daredevil season 2 again.

UberCentral lets businesses arrange Uber rides for their customers

UberCentral lets businesses arrange Uber rides for their customersUber has launched a new service called UberCentral that lets business request door-to-door rides for their clients / customers. Instead, this is meant to position Uber as an indispensable convenience for any number of business that frequently transport customers to and fro. You've got your obvious examples like hotels and car dealerships or repair shops, sure, but the company also sees UberCentral as a useful tool for senior centers and high-brow retailers.


Microsoft to cut 2,850 more jobs

A Microsoft logo is seen a day after Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn Corp (LNKD.N), in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said it would cut about 2,850 more jobs over the next 12 months, taking its total planned job cuts to up to 4,700, or about 4 percent of its workforce. The company said in May it would cut 1,850 jobs in its smartphone business, most of them in Finland. Microsoft bought Finland-based handset maker Nokia in 2014 in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd . Chief Executive Satya Nadella, who took the helm just two months before the deal closed, has since focused on restructuring the struggling phone business. ...


Watch Matt Damon grow up in supercut that spans 28 years

Watch Matt Damon grow up in supercut that spans 28 yearsMatt Damon is one of those actors who has become one of the most recognizable and bankable stars in the movie industry. Burger Fiction has put together a great 13-minute supercut of all the times Matt Damon appeared in film and television, capturing both his range of roles and maturation as a living organism. The clip starts all the way back in 1988 with a young Matt Damon appearing in Mystic Pizza all the way to older, grizzled Matt Damon in this week’s movie Matt Damon Beats Up Bad Guys, or as the marketing materials call it, Jason Bourne.


CBS All Access and Showtime streaming services have about 1 million subscribers each

CBS All Access and Showtime streaming services have about 1 million subscribers eachThe company says its All Access and Showtime subscription services have 2 million total subscribers, with user bases evenly split between the two. "That’s well ahead of where we’d thought we’d be this early in the game," CBS CEO Les Moonves said today on the company's quarterly earnings call, according to The Wrap. All Access was the first internet TV service to launch from one of the major big-name networks. With the addition of Showtime OTT (over-the-top) in July 2015, the network has a viable and relatively inexpensive set of options for interested viewers to stream CBS programming live and on-demand.


How two coders cracked all the secrets of Pokemon Go

The thing that makes Pokemon Go enjoyable--apart from the endless nostalgia trip--is the game's sense of discovery. You have to actually go out into the world on adventures to make meaningful progress in the game, in stark contrast to Candy Crush. But as you'd expect from a game this popular, people are making guides and maps to ease the burden on new players. The most well known is The Silph Road, an encyclopedia of knowledge for any Pokemoners.  Gizmodo 's Bryan Menegus met the duo that founded the site, and sheds some light on how and why you go about making a giant Pokemon database for free. DON'T MISS:  iPhone hack finally lets you play Pokemon Go in landscape mode The Silph Road wasn't always meant to be a repository of Pokemon information. Originally, it was meant to facilitate in-game trading. When that wasn't a feature at launch (although it may still be in the works), the founders neatly pivoted into making a map of where Pokemon lurk in the real world. Their volunteer-driven database exists as a layer on top of Google Maps. Users submit reports when they sight Pokemon in the wild, which helps other users be more focused in their searching. But as  Gizmodo  explains, this is just the beginning: "All that is just a prelude to the launch of their webapp, which they only discuss in vague terms, but it’s purpose is to take advantage of the chance personal encounters Pokémon Go encourages. Silph wants to translate their online community into codified physical space. “In your neighborhood, everybody’s going to be grouped together automatically via the webapp and it will allow you to say[…]‘Hey everybody on Instinct, I want to take down these two gyms,’” Moops explains excitedly, “It’s a way of allowing the community to reach out to each other without having to use real-world knowledge of each other.” Silph has had problems with growing too fast: servers have been taken to breaking point, and the mass of users strains Sliph's connection to Google Maps. But despite the problems, the founders are still delighted with their site, which has grown exponentially alongside Pokemon Go. The full interview is well worth a read.

LG Display invests $1.7 billion to produce flexible OLED phone screens

LG Display invests $1.7 billion to produce flexible OLED phone screensLG Display will spend around $1.7 billion to build a new production line for making flexible OLED smartphone screens. Flexible smartphone screens, which go into phones like the curved Galaxy S7 Edge, are becoming increasingly popular, and they seem likely to become a dominant style in a few years. The production line will be installed at the same OLED display factory that LG announced plans to build, for around $8.9 billion, last November.


Alphabet posts strong revenue on video market, stock surges

File photo of a woman holding her smart phone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustrationAlphabet Inc, Google's parent, posted a 21.3 percent increase in second-quarter revenue, exceeding analysts' expectations, as the tech giant continued to nudge its vast advertising business toward mobile and capitalized on the boom in video. The sharp revenue growth suggests that Google is successfully navigating the high-stakes transition from desktop to mobile advertising, said Colin Gillis, an analyst with BGC Partners. Advertisers typically pay less for user clicks on mobile ads than on desktop ads, Google's traditional strength, but the strong earnings performance suggest that is beginning to change, he said.


Alphabet tops Street 2Q forecasts

FILE - This Thursday, June 30, 2016, file photo provided by Google shows the Android Nougat statue at Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. Alphabet Inc., parent of Google, on Thursday, July 28, reported second-quarter earnings of $4.88 billion. (Google via AP, File)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $4.88 billion.


Baidu posts biggest profit decline since going public

People sit in front of the company logo of Baidu at its headquarters in Beijing(Reuters) - Baidu Inc , China's largest Internet search company, posted its steepest-ever quarterly profit decline and slowest growth in revenue in nearly eight years, hit by a healthcare scandal that ensnared the company this year. Public uproar has hounded Baidu after a student suffering from a fatal form of cancer blamed the company for directing him to suspect and ultimately ineffectual treatment. Regulators responded by slapping curbs on the firm's lucrative healthcare advertising business, spurring Baidu to lower its revenue forecasts for the second quarter.


You can buy a sentry robot for your home

You can buy a sentry robot for your homeA company called iPatrol has released a sentry robot called Riley that will cruise around your home on tank tracks with an HD camera, but without the requisite weapons to deter intruders (unless the intruder is a small animal). Riley also comes with a dock for charging, and the tank treads can be swapped out for different colors — because let's be honest, this is a toy mainly for kids and not something an intruder is going to be deterred by. You can purchase Riley today from iPatrol's website.


Amazon, once a big spender, is now a profit machine

Amazon, once a big spender, is now a profit machineUntil last year, Amazon was known as much for its ubiquity in online retail as it was for the bold and expensive visions of CEO Jeff Bezos. Many of those investments, like in cloud computing, have become huge and profitable businesses. Now, however, Amazon appears to have hit its stride as Bezos' long-term visions for the future begin paying off big time.


Alphabet’s stellar earnings send its share price soaring

Alphabet's stellar earnings send its share price soaringAlphabet, the umbrella for Google’s core business, as well as its riskier "Other Bets," posted its second-quarter earnings today. Both of those areas saw better growth rates than last year, an impressive feat given Google’s increasingly massive scale. Other Bets, made up of Alphabet’s so-called moonshot projects, reported $184 million in revenue, more than double the $74 million it booked during this same three-month period last year.


Four videos that will show you everything you need to know about ‘No Man’s Sky’

For many gamers, No Man's Sky is not only the most exciting release of August, but one of the most anticipated releases of the entire console generation so far . Originally unveiled at the VGX awards in 2013, No Man's Sky is an ambitious space game set in a universe made up of over 18 quintillion planets, all of which you can visit and explore. And these aren't the game worlds you're used to either — these are actual planet-sized planets, some the size of Earth itself. SEE ALSO:  Ultimate Pokemon Go cheat lets you walk anywhere in the game without moving an inch It's not hard to see why the game has garnered so much attention, but even with less than two weeks until release, some gamers are still wondering exactly what you're meant to be doing in the infinite expanse of No Man's Sky . Thankfully, developer Hello Games is here to help. Over the past month, PlayStation has been publishing a "Guide to the Galaxy" video series on its YouTube channel, walking future players through the four pillars of No Man's Sky : Explore, Fight, Trade and Survive. No Man's Sky is not a traditional game. There are no quests and no real ultimate objective (other than making your way to the center of the universe). As such, it will be up to the players to decide how they want to exist in this universe. If you want to explore as many planets as possible, you can do that. If you want to become the #1 space pirate, blasting everyone who stands in your way, that's also an option. If you want to be a peaceful trader, the game will let you be one. To see some of what No Man's Sky has in store, watch these videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AVmI73va4g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dOk2uBTYAE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Oaf6Ol8U4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jpHldhY_V0 No Man's Sky will be available for PS4 on August 9th in the US and August 10th in Europe, and for PC on August 12th worldwide.

Amazon tops Wall Street targets, lifted by cloud revenue

Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York CityAmazon.com Inc posted strong results across its older and newer businesses on Thursday as global Web retail sales and cloud services topped Wall Street targets and the world's largest online merchant forecast revenue would outpace expectations in the current quarter as well. The Seattle-based company is riding a wave of retail sales moving to the internet, and its Netflix-like video streaming is bringing new customers to its subscription Prime service, which in turn drives customers to spend more on Amazon. The cloud unit, Amazon Web Services, is the company's fastest-growing business and is regarded by analysts as the next driver of growth for the company.


Expedia revenue misses estimates, mulls listing for Trivago

The logo of global online travel brand Expedia is pictured at the International Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin(Reuters) - Expedia Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue due to higher promotions for its member loyalty program and discounts to promote new hotel listings, sending the company's shares down more than 6 percent in extended trading. Expedia, which owns a majority stake in Trivago, and the founders of the travel website have agreed to explore the feasibility of taking the business public, Expedia said. The world's largest online travel services company said its bookings in the latest quarter slowed due to the acquisition of rival Orbitz Worldwide Inc, "self-inflicted" wounds such as technology upgrades and the recent spate of attacks in Europe.


I am going to lose the iPhone 7’s dumb headphone adapter in 3 seconds flat

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, I owned a Lifeproof case for my iPhone. It was a fantastic piece of design -- a snap-on case that made my iPhone waterproof without covering the screen. The only wrinkle? It needed a short adapter to use the 3.5mm headphone jack. I lost that adapter within a week of buying the case. You can probably see where this is going. A series of leaked photos and video over on a Vietnamese blog purportedly show us the Lightning-to-35mm adapter that will be shipping with the iPhone 7. It doesn't really matter if this is the actual Apple-manufactured adapter or not: it fits perfectly with Apple's previous dongle design, so it's likely 95% identical to what will come in the iPhone box (or worse, cost $29 extra). DON'T MISS:  Yep, Apple can make the iPhone uglier I also promise that unless you have the patience of a tantrically-trained monk, you're going to misplace this adapter. If you could just leave the adapter permanently attached, that would be one thing. But you probably also plug your headphones in to your laptop, or your girlfriend's iPhone, and you'll need to use it to plug your phone into your car's stereo. That's a lot of different opportunities to misplace a two-inch wire. As it's become increasingly clear that Apple is planning on ditching the 3.5mm jack in the iPhone 7, I retained a sliver of hope that there was some clever solution in the work. On the surface, the cons strongly outweight the pros; Apple's designers aren't idiots, so you'd think that there is some unforseen fix in the works. Nope. We're doomed to a life of repeatedly losing and re-buying a $30 dongle for our $650 phone, all because an old analog standard isn't perfect. Ugh.

Hyperloop One has begun producing parts for a full-scale prototype

Hyperloop One has begun producing parts for a full-scale prototypeHyperloop One is celebrating the grand opening of what it calls "the world’s first Hyperloop factory," just two weeks after one of its co-founders filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming, among other things, that a noose was left on his desk.


Video: Why political organizations’ lax security practices are ‘red meat for hackers’

Video: Why political organizations' lax security practices are 'red meat for hackers'TechRepublic's Dan Patterson and podcaster Justin Robert Young discussed the latest hacks on the DNC and why attacks are becoming more common.


The common problem with Drupal, Joomla, and Xoops

The common problem with Drupal, Joomla, and XoopsAnyone that has worked with Drupal, Joomla, or Xoops knows how powerful, and how frustrating, they can be. But there's a solution that could turn these platforms into massive successes.


Apple is reportedly shifting its focus from the electric car to self-driving software

Apple is reportedly shifting its focus from the electric car to self-driving softwareMore changes are underway at Apple's secretive electric car division. According to Bloomberg, the team has brought on Dan Dodge, the former head of BlackBerry's automotive software group who joined the Canadian phone maker in 2010 when it acquired his operating system company QNX. Dodge is the first high-profile hire by Bob Mansfield, the retired Apple hardware exec who was brought back this year to lead development on Project Titan, the code name for Apple's car efforts.


Werner Herzog on the future of film school, critical connectivity, and Pokémon Go

Werner Herzog on the future of film school, critical connectivity, and Pokémon GoRepetition is a powerful tool for both filmmakers and teachers, and Professor Werner Herzog wants you to know two things: he doesn't have a cell phone (later he will tell you that he does, but only for emergencies) and he didn't know movies existed until he was 11. It's a provocation of sorts — after all, who would trust a man without a cell phone to direct a documentary about our connected world?


This Pokemon Go evolution calculator will help you get the most powerful Pokemon

One of the most satisfying moments in Pokemon Go is when you finally have enough candies to evolve one of your rare Pokemon. The only problem is that, at a glance, it's impossible to tell how powerful that evolved Pokemon is going to be, and you might not have any candies left to power it up once you've spent 25 or 50 candies on the evolution. That's where the Pokemon Go Evolution Calculator comes in handy. DON'T MISS:  Pokemon Go player cheats his way to maximum level "This tool predicts what the Pokemon will evolve into based on the provided Combat Power and the multipliers gathered from the community," the creators of the Pokemon Go Toolkit website explain. "This is useful for deciding whether the evolved Pokemon you have is stronger or weaker than the one you have now. Determining if the evolved Pokemon will be higher Combat Power is also useful for saving candies by avoiding having to test the evolution." For example, if I have a 500 CP Charmander, I can plug that number into the calculator and click 'Evolve.' The calculator will then show me that my Charmeleon (the first evolution) could have anywhere from 820-850 CP, and the Charizard (the third evolution) will have a CP between 1402-1521. Considering the fact that Charizard's max CP is 2602 (another stat the site provides), I might want to wait until I catch a stronger Charmander, or at least boost my Charmander's CP, before I start evolving him. To be clear, this isn't the be-all and end-all of tools to help you effectively level up your Pokemon, but if you want to take over the gyms in your neighborhood, it's not a bad idea to use the calculator before you start evolving .

F1 abandons plans to introduce cockpit protection in 2017

F1 abandons plans to introduce cockpit protection in 2017The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), F1's governing body, has scrapped its plan to introduce partially closed cockpits for the 2017 season, according to a statement released today. The FIA made its decision after the racing series' "Strategy Group" — which is made up of F1's president, its CEO, and the heads of the top six teams — voted against the plan at a meeting in Geneva early on Thursday. While the drivers of major racing series like NASCAR or WEC compete from inside totally enclosed cockpits, there are others — like IndyCar and F1 — where the drivers heads remain exposed.


Acclaimed photog suing Getty for $1B for copyright infringement

Acclaimed photog suing Getty for $1B for copyright infringementCarol Highsmith files suit against the photo agency, alleging "gross misuse" of her nearly 19,000 America-themed photos, which she had donated to the Library of Congress for everyone's use.


Leaked photos of iPhone 7’s headphone adapter emerge

Unless Apple has a last-minute change of heart, the iPhone 7 will ship this coming September without a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. And given how reliable and universal the tried and true headphone jack is, Apple’s rumored decision to banish it from existence has understandably created a firestorm of debate. Seeking to soften the blow, recent reports suggest that Apple will ship a Lightning-to-3.5mm dongle inside of every iPhone 7 box. With the iPhone 7 unveiling just a little bit more than a month away, we’re starting to see images and video which purport to show us what the aforementioned dongle is going to look like. DON'T MISS: Ultimate Pokemon Go cheat lets you walk anywhere in the game without moving an inch The video and photos below were originally spotted by MacRumors and allegedly emanate from a Foxconn factory in Vietnam. While everything is purely speculative at this point, the dongle does have an Apple style aesthetic. More importantly, the dongle itself doesn’t appear to be unreasonably clunky, though it may lend itself to getting lost more readily than we would like. All the same, for iPhone users who a) can’t stand Apple’s white earbuds or b) still aren’t overwhelmingly keen on Bluetooth headphones, a free lightning-to-3.5mm dongle will have to do. Additionally, the video below demonstrates how when the dongle is connected to an iPad running iOS 9, an incompatibility error message pops up; but when it’s connected to a device running iOS 10, everything works seamlessly. While this doesn’t conclusively prove that the depicted dongle is legit, it’s certainly a compelling piece of evidence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xUrs2XIf_g

Samsung’s Gear S3 is reportedly coming in early September

Samsung's Gear S3 is reportedly coming in early SeptemberThe unveiling of Samsung's next Gear smartwatch may be just around the corner. SamMobile is reporting that Samsung has plans to unveil the Gear S3 at this year's IFA, a major trade show in Berlin that begins September 2nd. There are no details yet on what Samsung may have changed this time around, but SamMobile says the S3 will stick with its predecessor's much-praised rotating bezel design.


Infographic: The 5 phases of a ransomware attack

Infographic: The 5 phases of a ransomware attackHow to defend against attackers and avoid ransom demands.


Matt Damon chases the dragon in epic trailer for ‘The Great Wall’

Matt Damon chases the dragon in epic trailer for 'The Great Wall'The new flick from "House of Flying Daggers" director Zhang Yimou, China's biggest ever movie, shows how Hollywood is looking east.


Fallout 4’s newest add-on lets you build the nuclear bunker of your dreams

Fallout 4’s newest add-on lets you build the nuclear bunker of your dreamsWith the crafting system, you could build homes, shops, and entertainment, providing residents of the Commonwealth a safe place they could call home. In the game’s latest add-on, called “Vault-Tec Workshop,” the entire experience is centered on this mechanic, but with one fascinating twist: you can finally build the twisted Fallout vault of your dreams. While on the surface the world has gone to hell following years of nuclear war, these underground bunkers remain isolated little pockets of humanity.


Mysterious purple ocean orb starts to reveal its secrets

Mysterious purple ocean orb starts to reveal its secretsScientists get a closer look at a strange purple sphere found in the ocean and have some ideas about its origins.


Facebook agrees to refunds on in-app purchases by minors

FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Court documents show Facebook has agreed to allow users to request refunds of in-app purchases made by minors as part of a May 2016 settlement of a class-action lawsuit. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Court documents show Facebook has agreed to allow users to request refunds of in-app purchases made by minors as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit.


Yep, Apple can make the iPhone uglier

The iPhone is often regarded as the trendsetter in the smartphone business. Whatever Apple does with its phone tends to set design trends for the next couple years: plastic became glass, which gave way to the unibody metal phones everyone is churning out now. Despite that, the iPhone is far from perfect, and the last two generations are a testament to that. There’s some “ugly” in both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s series, represented by the antenna lines on the back, and that protruding rear camera. But if you thought Apple couldn't make the iPhone any uglier than that, then you’d be wrong. How wrong? Well, look at this. DON’T MISS: Leak may have just confirmed the secret Apple had up its sleeve for the iPhone 7 A recently uncovered patent suggests a way the iPhone could be made less appealing by putting some sort of Apple Watch-like digital crown button on its side. The patent application, first discovered by Patently Apple , details technology that would help Apple add a “rotary input” button on an iPad. The same sort of button could be added to an iPhone. In case you were wondering, the renders above from Antonio De Rosa ( via 9to5Mac ) show how an iPhone with a digital crown on the side would look like. The patent explains that the rotary input would work pretty much like the digital crown on the Apple Watch. The button could be used to adjust the volume or resize text, while the push feature would be able to offer additional features, including locking and unlocking the screen or taking a photo. As always with patents, we’ll remind you that not everything that gets patented is turned into commercial products. That’s also valid for Apple patents. In fact, Apple is rumored to be interested in removing all the physical buttons from the iPhone. The functions performed by physical buttons could be incorporated within a bigger, curved, wraparound display , that would offer 3D Touch / Force Touch support. Even in this newly discovered patent application, there’s a hint that future iOS devices might not have physical buttons. “In some examples, the device may not have a border region and may instead have a surface composed only of touch screen,” one sentence reads.

Apple’s new Williamsburg store looks Brooklyn and feels San Francisco

Apple's new Williamsburg store looks Brooklyn and feels San FranciscoThe Apple store is the most recent addition, after Whole Foods and Equinox, to the increasingly high-end area.


Mercedes-Benz created a heavy-duty electric truck for making city deliveries

Mercedes-Benz created a heavy-duty electric truck for making city deliveriesMercedes-Benz and Daimler Trucks yesterday unveiled a prototype called the Urban eTruck, a heavy-duty all-electric truck meant to be used in and around big cities. The two brands, which are both overseen by Daimler AG, hope to begin production in the early 2020s. The eTruck is based off of an existing three-axle Mercedes-Benz truck that typically handles short-range deliveries.


The Rocketeer is getting a reboot starring a black female pilot

The Rocketeer is getting a reboot starring a black female pilotDisney has plans to reboot its 1991 cult classic The Rocketeer — but with a modern twist. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the studio is developing the movie, this time called The Rocketeers, with a black female lead in mind. According to THR, the new effort is being written by screenwriting partners Matt Spicer and son of The Fonz Max Winkler. The film is still early in its development, but Disney has reportedly been bullish on the project since seeing fans of the original come out in force to a screening celebrating the original's 20th anniversary.


Turning urine into beer. Yes, that’s a thing now

Turning urine into beer. Yes, that's a thing nowScientists in Belgium turned urine from festival goers into drinkable water for the purposes of making beer. But would you drink it?


iPhone hack finally lets you play Pokemon Go in landscape mode

How cool would it be to be able to play Pokemon Go in landscape mode on the iPhone? Too cool for Nianic, which would prefer for us to remain mindless portrait zombies. But never fear: unofficially, you can do it, as there’s an iPhone hack that lets you flip your phone DON’T MISS: Two new videos get up close and personal with the iPhone 7 like never before Discovered accidentally by a redditor, the glitch lets you fool the iPhone into running Pokemon Go in landscape mode even though the game doesn’t really permit it. Since then, others have been able to replicate the hack, Lifehacker reports , and you can do it too, by following this simple recipe: Open the Pokémon Go app, then hold your phone sideways. Tap the PokéBall icon to open the menu, then tap the Settings icon in the upper-left corner. Scroll until you see “Report High-Priority Issue” and tap it. Then tap “Yes.” This will take you out of the app and open Safari. Hit the Home button, then tap the Pokémon Go icon to open the app again. Rinse and repeat every time you want to activate landscape mode in Pokemon Go. A reddit thread seems to indicate that there might be ways to play the mobile game in landscape mode on Android as well – check this link . On the other hand, maybe walking around with the iPhone in hand in landscape mode and playing Pokemon Go at the same time might not be such a good idea. Accidents happen to smartphones all the time.

Virgin America’s new app plays a curated Spotify soundtrack while you travel

Virgin America's new app plays a curated Spotify soundtrack while you travelThe airline is finally coming out with a mobile app, which features all the usual things along with one that's a little unusual -- tunes for your trip.


Vivendi considers suing Mediaset for defamation: spokeswoman

The Vivendi logo is pictured at the main entrance of the entertainment-to-telecoms conglomerate headquarters in ParisBy Mathieu Rosemain PARIS (Reuters) - French media giant Vivendi is considering suing Mediaset for defamation after the Italian broadcaster denounced what it sees as an unacceptable u-turn on a deal regarding its pay-TV arm Premium. "Vivendi reserves the right to sue Mediaset for defamation," a Vivendi spokeswoman told Reuters by phone on Thursday. "Mediaset's statements undermine the reputation of Vivendi.


This Pokémon Go GPS hack is the most impressive yet

This Pokémon Go GPS hack is the most impressive yetAs Pokémon Go continues its huge surge of international popularity, there have already been a wide variety of creative methods from various players who have tried in various ways to beat the system, from drones to phone cases to just outright trying to sell accounts. Instead of using software to spoof the GPS data being fed to the Pokémon Go app, this latest method involves placing the phone in a radio-frequency-shielded box, and using a signal generator to generate a fake GPS signal which the phone, (and therefore, the Pokémon Go app), receives and uses as the "location" of the device. First is the fairly major issue of needing to have a signal generator, RF-shielded box, and a few other eclectic pieces of hardware that the average person probably doesn’t have lying around, along with the programming skills to get everything up and running.


Oracle buying ‘cloud’ business software provider NetSuite

FILE - This July 2, 2007, file photo shows the Netsuite logo on a wall inside NetSuite Inc. headquarters in San Mateo, Calif. Oracle is buying cloud company NetSuite in a deal valued at about $9.3 billion. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said in a statement on Thursday, July 28, 2016, that the two company’s cloud applications are complementary. NEW YORK (AP) — Software mogul Larry Ellison once famously mocked cloud computing as a fad. Now his company, Oracle, will spend $9.3 billion to acquire cloud upstart Netsuite.


Ford, MIT team up to predict transit demand using sensors, LiDAR

Ford, MIT team up to predict transit demand using sensors, LiDARIf you want to be seen as a tech-forward company, partnering with MIT is a pretty great way to do that.


DirecTV’s NFL streaming package is now available to more people

DirecTV’s NFL streaming package is now available to more peopleDirecTV is expanding the availability of NFL Sunday Ticket for college students. Last year, students at most 4-year colleges could subscribe to the standalone football streaming package — without any satellite service required. This season, DirecTV is opening it up further to include to everyone at 2-year institutions as well.


Samsung extends lead over Apple in smartphone market

South Korea's Samsung delivered 77 million smartphones in the second quarterSamsung extended its lead in the global smartphone market over Apple in the second quarter, gaining from the launch of its updated flagship handsets, surveys showed Thursday. The South Korean giant delivered 77 million smartphones in the quarter, up 5.5 percent from a year ago, for a market share of 22.4 percent, research firm IDC said. Samsung got a lift from the March launch of its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge flagship models, with an upgraded processor, waterproofing and other features, IDC noted.


A surprisingly long list of body parts will open a iPhone Touch ID sensor

What do your nose, the heel of your foot and left nipple all have in common? Well, according to this Reddit thread, they will all work on an Apple Touch ID sensor. The same can't be said for right nipples, unfortunately. Highly reputable Reddit source " A_Gigantic_Potato " published his "comprehensive" list of different body parts that will work with a Touch ID sensor. For a part that was only meant to recognise fingerprints, it turns out that the Touch ID sensor is surprisingly versatile. DON'T MISS:  Leak may have just confirmed the secret Apple had up its sleeve for the iPhone 7 Here's the complete list of body parts Mr Potato has tested thus far: Parts that do work: Fingers Palm of hand Big toe Index(?) toe Pinky toe "Palm" of foot Nose (very difficult) Back of index finger (very difficult) Heel of foot (works better than thumb imo) Left nipple (right refuses to cooperate) Parts that do not work: Forearm Knee That round bit of your ankle Belly Earlobes Eyelid Thigh Right and left Testicle Tip of Penis (underside) Tip of Penis (top side, although it's interesting to note that this generated the best results although the results seemed to deteriorate and got more errors as it got flaccid) I've conducted some spot testing with my own iPhone, and I can vouch for the validity of the results on big toe and that round bit of your ankle. HR regulations prevent me from conducting a complete test at my desk. Interestingly, the fingerprint sensor on a Galaxy S7 doesn't fare nearly as well. No matter which angle I used, I couldn't get it to recognise my big toe. Bug or feature?

Red light cameras save lives, study shows

Red light cameras save lives, study shows...Even though the companies behind the cameras might be evil money-grubbers hell bent on fleecing municipalities and citizens alike.


Tesla gets vote of confidence from a top investor at Fidelity

A Tesla logo hang on a building outside of a Tesla dealership in New YorkBy Tim McLaughlin BOSTON (Reuters) - The manager of Fidelity's OTC Portfolio, a top investor in Tesla Motors Inc and SolarCity Corp, gave the electric automaker's strategies a vote of confidence in his most recent commentary to fund shareholders. "We are fans not just of Tesla products but of the concepts underpinning the firm and potential future partnerships ahead of it," Fidelity Securities Fund Over the Counter Portfolio manager Gavin Baker said in his quarterly commentary for investors. "We foresee fruitful synergies between Tesla and any company in search of superior battery technology, and we modestly increased our position this quarter." The commentary, posted on Wednesday on Fidelity's website, comes as Tesla and SolarCity Corp are in the final stages of putting together an estimated $2.8 billion merger.


Battle between Vivendi and Mediaset over pay-TV sale sours

The Mediaset tower is seen in Cologno Monzese neighbourhood MilanThe two groups signed an agreement in April, which would give Vivendi full control of Mediaset's pay-TV unit Premium and hand the two companies a 3.5 percent stake in each other. The board of the Milan-based group said it would seek damages from Vivendi and would even consider criminal action against them for their abrupt u-turn on the terms of the deal. Mediaset, controlled by the family of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said it rejected an alternative proposal Vivendi made earlier in the week, saying it was "unacceptable because it is incompatible with the binding contract." In turn, Vivendi said it was considering suing Mediaset for defamation as its statements undermined the French group's reputation.


Kobo is definitely coming out with a new e-reader this summer

Kobo is definitely coming out with a new e-reader this summerMichael Tamblyn (Twitter)An FCC listing last month made us think Kobo might be preparing to release two new e-readers. Were we dreaming? Were those FCC listings actually filed or just figments of our hype-fueled imaginations? Apparently they were real, as indicated by Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn in a tweet yesterday. Great news for booklovers coming soon from @kobo. Keep your eyes wide open mid-August! #OpenUpKobo pic.twitter.com/UeKXU5bNmD— Michael Tamblyn (@mtamblyn) July 27, 2016That’s like 89 percent pebbles and 11 percent new Kobo device. So what can we deduce from this? Blue power button. ...


We might have to wait until 2018 to catch up with Daredevil and Jessica Jones

We might have to wait until 2018 to catch up with Daredevil and Jessica JonesAt the Television Critics Association Press Tour, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos announced that the company will be releasing the first seasons of Iron Fist and the team-up Defenders, with the next seasons of the other shows coming after. Of course, this assumption only holds if Netflix continues with the same release schedule.


Oracle banks on the cloud with $9.3 billion NetSuite buy

Oracle banks on the cloud, buys NetSuite for $9.3 billion​Oracle, whose co-founder Larry Ellison already had a 40 percent of NetSuite, is purchasing the company to bolster its cloud-computing lineup.


$6 device lets you cut the cord without losing live network TV in full HD

Cord cutting was a nerve-racking proposition as recently as a few short years ago. Sure services like Netflix offered plenty of good content to stream on demand, but what about new episodes of your favorite shows? And live TV? What about major sporting events and breaking news? The idea of saving as much as $100 or even more each month by ditching cable has always been a great proposition, but you used to have to sacrifice so much to do it. Well, that's no longer the case. There are plenty of online services that give you access to new episodes of just about any show you could want to watch for a small fraction of the price of a cable subscription. And as for live TV, you can get free network TV in full 1080p HD resolution for life simply by purchasing an HDTV antenna. Which antenna should you buy? Check out the  ViewTV Flat HD Digital Indoor TV Antenna With 25-Mile Range . It's on sale right now on Amazon for just $5.99 with free shipping, and it delivers crystal clear network TV in full HD as long as you have broadcast towers within 25 mils. We know what you're thinking: how am I supposed to know where the broadcast towers near me are? Good question, and luckily the answer is simple. Just go to  antennaweb.org and enter your zip code. The site will tell you where all the towers around you are, and you'll be able to see all of the free HD channels you can get at your home. You might be surprised at how much content is out there. For example, I can receive 65 channels from 21 over-the-air stations in my town. That's a whole lot of free TV.

¡Hola, Twitter! Apple estrena cuenta del App Store en español

¡Hola, Twitter! Apple estrena cuenta del App Store en españolLa cuenta @AppStoreES servirá para que los hispanohablantes descubran nuevas aplicaciones para iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV y Mac.


Lockheed built a robot that finds and repairs pinholes in airships

Lockheed built a robot that finds and repairs pinholes in airshipsLockheed Martin's Skunk Works division has created a robot that can find and repair tiny holes on blimps. The Self-Propelled Instrument for Airship Damage Evaluation and Repair, known as Spider, is designed to work with Lockheed's new hybrid airship, which is essentially a giant blimp designed to move heavy cargo into areas without proper roads. It's unclear if Lockheed has begun sharing its technology with other companies, but there's no doubt the airship industry will want to get its hands on the Spider.


10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Believe it or not, there are more iPhone apps out there than just Pokemon Go. We know, it's difficult to believe, but it's true. In fact, there are more than a million other apps out there. On Thursday's list of paid iOS apps on sale for free you'll find 10 apps that are not Pokemon Go, but they're still pretty cool. You'll also find a few more freebies in yesterday's post if you head back there and check it out. MUST WATCH:  Two new videos get up close and personal with the iPhone 7 like never before 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 from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. 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Each program comes with binaural beats designed to help you reach a specific mood or state of mind. -Discover a new ambiance every time Each session provides a subtly fresh, new ambiance. A unique combination of nature sounds, chants, mantras and peaceful bells is generated on top of binaural tones every time you start Ananda. 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Nestle says to collaborate with Samsung to explore nutrition science

The Nestle logo is pictured on the company headquarters building in VeveyNestle said it is teaming up with Samsung in a research project to explore the potential of nutrition science and digital sensor technologies. The companies said on Thursday they are developing a new digital health platform to provide individuals with more personalised recommendations around nutrition, lifestyle and fitness. Health has become an increasing focus for Nestle in recent years, generating estimated sales of about 4 billion Swiss francs ($4.08 billion) out of Nestle's total 88.8 billion francs in 2015.


Apple will open a store near New York’s World Trade Center

Apple will open a store near New York's World Trade CenterThe new Apple Store will take up residence in the underground transit hub servicing Manhattan's downtown area.


The fundamental flaw of Batman v Superman isn’t that it’s too grim

The fundamental flaw of Batman v Superman isn't that it's too grimThis spring’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was designed to kickstart (again) the formation of a new DC movie universe, but failed to meet box office expectations. DC and Warner Bros. have reacted to by reportedly adding humor to the upcoming Suicide Squad and Justice League films.


Custom in-ear headphones are the supercars of personal audio

Custom in-ear headphones are the supercars of personal audioEarlier this week, I awarded The Verge’s highest ever score, 9.4, to the extraordinary Focal Utopia headphones. Custom earphones have been around for a long while, and their premise couldn’t be simpler. Instead of throwing a dozen different types and sizes of tips your way, customs are designed for the specific shape of your ear canal — they’re like a tailor-made audio suit, basically.


Next-gen MacBooks will probably come with USB-C support

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook laptop launched last year was the industry’s first PC to ship with a USB-C port – and that's the only connector the laptop has, aside from the headphone jack. Since then, other PC makers have adopted the port, but not all of Apple’s competitors are thrilled about the upgrade. A new report says that while some laptop manufacturers are reluctant to adopt USB-C in their upcoming devices, Apple will equip its next-gen MacBook Air (or Pro?) with the new interface. DON’T MISS: Two new videos get up close and personal with the iPhone 7 like never before The USB-C port isn’t only smaller than previous standards, but it can offer fast data transfers and battery charging. Without a doubt, USB-C represents the evolution of the USB connector, one that both customers and device makers should be excited to use. However, Digitimes notes that many vendors are still conservative about USB-C because the new interface comes with a few side-effects. The USB-C interface uses electric current “that is larger than one of the previous-generation interfaces, and could lead to interference and heat dissipation problems when adopting too many at once,” the site notes. The second problem is that USB-C needs an amplifier chip, a receiver chip, and a special transmission wire to deliver high-speed transfers. And these parts would “significantly raise product costs.” The report says that Apple, Asus, and HP are upgrading their notebooks to support USB-C, while Acer, Dell, and Lenovo are still evaluating the option. Interestingly, the reports notes that the MacBook Air will receive USB-C support. While a new MacBook Air has appeared in previous reports that said Apple is working on new MacBook designs that include USB-C ports, it’s unclear at this point whether these sources are confusing the 2016 MacBook Pro design with a MacBook Air. Apple’s next-gen MacBook Pro is rumored to be thinner and lighter than ever and reports even say the MacBook Air line may be phased out in the very near future. That said, it seems more than plausible to assume Apple will use the USB-C interface in more Macs, not just the 12-inch model.

Consumer groups to Mercedes: Pump the brakes on Drive Pilot ads

Consumer groups to Mercedes: Pump the brakes on Drive Pilot adsThey posit that Mercedes' advertising is promising much more than the car's semi-autonomous systems are capable of.


Amazon’s Alexa will now lock your door for you (if you have a ‘smart’ lock)

Amazon's Alexa will now lock your door for you (if you have a 'smart' lock)Amazon's Alexa has been able to control some smart home products, like Belkin WeMo switches or certain Wi-Fi-connected lightbulbs, for many months, but the intelligent assistant hasn't been able to control your doors. Amazon said this morning that it has partnered with San Francisco-based hardware startup August to allow Alexa to control August door locks. This means that you can say to your Amazon Echo speaker, "Alexa, lock the door" and, provided that your Amazon and August devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, the door will lock.


Mercedes rejects claims about ‘misleading’ self-driving car ads

The logo of German car maker Mercedes Benz is seen on a Mercedes F125 concept car in HanoverMercedes-Benz has defended an advertising campaign for its new E-Class against allegations that consumers were being misled about the car's self-driving capabilities, the latest backlash by consumer groups in the wake of a fatal Tesla accident. Consumer groups warned car buyers not to rely too heavily on advanced cruise control systems, which use computers and sensors to automatically steer and brake, following a fatal crash by a Tesla car operating in "autopilot" mode. The ensuing investigation of the Tesla accident by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has increased scrutiny of automated driving technology and the claims made about it by carmakers seeking to push sales.


Stephen Colbert retires Stephen Colbert character, introduces new Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert retires Stephen Colbert character, introduces new Stephen ColbertRemember last week when late night host Stephen Colbert brought back the character of Stephen Colbert, the star of Comedy Central’s faux-conservative talk show The Colbert Report? Apparently Comedy Central’s lawyers do. To appease the lawyers, Colbert retired his famous Stephen Colbert character, only to follow it with the immediate reveal of that character’s "twin cousin" also named Stephen Colbert.


Nvidia’s best graphics card isn’t for gaming

Nvidia's best graphics card isn't for gamingNvidia’s had a year so far. Both its GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards brought the gamers to the yard and then it announced its impressive Titan X. The P6000 is now Nvidia's best card, but it likely won't do much for you unless you're into 3D rendering or processing lots of images daily.


Porsche goes on a hiring spree to get its Mission E ready to take on Tesla

Porsche's plan to take on Tesla is about to kick into high-gear. A new report from Autoblog claims  that the German-based automaker is ramping up its hiring by more than 50% in order to get its highly intriguing Mission E EV concept into production and on the road by 2020. As it stands today, Porsche's Mission E team currently boasts about 1,000 members. Looking ahead, Porsche is aiming to add 400 more people to the team in order to accelerate its development and production effort. What's more, the report claims that Porsche "is also looking for roughly 100 IT specialists, 50 creatives and 70 more apprentices..." DON'T MISS:  Ultimate Pokemon Go cheat lets you walk anywhere in the game without moving an inch While many auto manufacturers tend to talk a big game when it comes to EV development, there is no doubt that Porsche is more than willing to put its money where its mouth is. Not too long ago, for example, Porsche signaled its plan to invest more than $1.1 billion in factory upgrades in order to facilitate and ramp up Mission E production. Word of Porsche's intention to deliver the all-electric Mission E was first made public when concept renderings were released this past September. While final specs are obviously a ways off from being finalized, Porsche's vision is ambitious to say the least. Per the concept, the Mission E will be an extremely sleek-looking car with 600 horsepower, jaw dropping acceleration, and an impressive driving range of 310 miles on a single charge. What's more, Porsche's anticipates that the Mission E will boast a re-charge time of just 15 minutes. "With Mission E, we are making a clear statement about the future of the brand, company chairman Wolfgang Porsche said a few months back. "Even in a greatly changing motoring world, Porsche will maintain its front-row position with this fascinating sports car." Porsche has previously said that it wants to get the Mission E out on the road by 2020 and it will be interesting to see if the company can meet that deadline.

Jaunt’s new VR film series explores e-sports tournaments

Jaunt's new VR film series explores e-sports tournamentsJaunt, one of the bigger names in virtual reality filmmaking right now, has partnered with the e-sports league ESL to film a series of short 360-degree documentaries about its biggest tournaments. The first of those documentaries is called CLG: Win Everythin’ (typo intentional) and follows the team Counter Logic Gaming during a League of Legends competition. The documentary is just over five minutes long and is available now through Jaunt's apps and on the web (you can see it in the embed above).


America Movil to reduce Telekom Austria stake

The America Movil logo is seen at the reception area in the company's offices in Mexico CityAmerica Movil will cut its stake in Telekom Austria by 7.8 percentage points to just over 50 percent, it said on Thursday, ahead of an end of year deadline to reduce its holding and increase the Austrian firm's free float. The announcement came the same day that Citigroup said it was launching an issue of bonds exchangeable into 7.8 percent of Telekom Austria's shares, but America Movil's brief statement made no link to that issue. America Movil became the majority owner of Telekom Austria through a billion-dollar takeover offer in July 2014 that marked Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's first successful venture into Europe.


The Hyperloop is bringing some of its futuristic tech to Europe’s biggest railway

The Hyperloop is bringing some of its futuristic tech to Europe’s biggest railwayHyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced today that it will build an “innovation train” for Germany’s Deutsche Bahn, the largest railway operator in Europe. The train will not be a super-fast hyperloop, in which pods are propelled through aluminum tubes at speeds of up to 760 mph, but a conventional train that includes some of the futuristic technologies the startup has been showcasing at tech conferences around the world. As a startup that relies on crowdsourcing and volunteer engineers, the collaboration with Deutsche Bahn may allow HTT to start generating revenue while it works toward the larger goal of building passenger-ready hyperloop systems.


Werner Herzog learns the origins of the internet in this clip from Lo and Behold

Werner Herzog learns the origins of the internet in this clip from Lo and Behold"Does the internet dream of itself?" is the logline for director Werner Herzog’s new documentary, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. While the doc gradually speculates on some grim theoretical outcomes of our era, it begins with a charming tale about the origins of the internet. In this exclusive clip, UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock enters room 3420, "a sacred location where the internet began" in 1969.


Amazon Launchpad to showcase over 300 products with Kickstarter Collection

Kickstarter products look to get more visibility with the help of Amazon Launchpad.More than 300 Kickstarter products are getting a boost, as Amazon Launchpad announced the creation of its Kickstarter Collection on Thursday.


Oracle to gain cloud clout with NetSuite deal; Ellison profits

The ticker symbol for Netsuite Inc. is displayed on a screen at the post where it is traded on the floor of the NYSEOracle Corp said on Thursday it would buy NetSuite Inc for about $9.3 billion, a deal that gives it a bigger share in the fast-growing cloud computing business and also means a big payday for billionaire Larry Ellison. In addition to being Oracle's executive chairman, entities Ellison beneficially owns hold about 40 percent of NetSuite's shares as of February, according to a regulatory filing. Corporate governance consultants said his links to both companies would increase scrutiny of the deal, but added its structure and strategic sense for Oracle meant it would likely pass.


Jason Bourne review: Batman on a bender, pounding through an endless pursuit

Jason Bourne review: Batman on a bender, pounding through an endless pursuit“I remember everything,” Jason Bourne says in voiceover at the beginning of his latest movie. After three films in a row focused on Bourne (Matt Damon) trying to recover the memories of how he became an amnesiac CIA assassin (not counting 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, in which Bourne didn’t appear at all), this should be a huge step forward in his life.


Uber and Didi get the legal green light in China

Uber and Didi get the legal green light in ChinaRide-sharing apps such as Uber and Apple-backed rival Didi Chuxing will be officially legal from November.


Oculus’ mini-Pixar teases next VR film experience: You play a (bit) part

Oculus' mini-Pixar teases next VR film experience: You play a (bit) partOculus Story Studio, founded by vets of Disney's animation giant, hints its next project will experiment with letting you touch the story.


Blu and Amazon have redefined the budget smartphone

Blu and Amazon have redefined the budget smartphoneIt’s a $100 phone that you can get for $50 if you agree to let Amazon display ads on your lock screen and in your notification tray. The whole reason this phone is so stupid cheap is because of those Amazon ads. Every time you wake the phone there's an ad on the lock screen.


Watch an Atlas V rocket launch a secret spy satellite into space

Watch an Atlas V rocket launch a secret spy satellite into spaceThis morning, an Atlas V rocket will blast off into space from Cape Canaveral, taking a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office into orbit. The rocket — the primary craft of private space travel company United Launch Alliance — is scheduled to take off at 8:37AM ET, but ULA’s coverage of the launch will start about 20 minutes earlier, at 8:17AM ET. This will be ULA’s 23rd flight for the NRO, which operates a host of satellites used for intelligence gathering and surveillance.


First Click: Start your day with the most influential punk label

First Click: Start your day with the most influential punk labelSeminal Washington DC punk label Dischord made its entire back catalog available on Bandcamp this week, in the short gap between the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Most, if not all, of the tracks were available on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, but in making them totally free to listen to for anyone, it feels a little like Dischord was performing a public service — after two weeks of hectoring by presidential hopefuls, their peers, and their underlings, now's a perfect time to listen to the kind of angry, political punk that the label made its name putting out. Dischord was founded by friends Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson in 1980, originally to release a record by their band, the Teen Idles.


Tumblr will allow users to make money from ads

Tumblr will allow users to make money from adsTumblr this week announced that it will roll out ads across all of its blogs, in a bid to increase revenue from the Yahoo-owned site. In a blog post published this week, Tumblr said that it is still working out the details of the program, and that a revenue split will be introduced at some point in the future. The announcement comes after Verizon announced that it agreed to buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion.


Gilfoyle and Dinesh: The ‘Silicon Valley’ love story you’re waiting for

Gilfoyle and Dinesh: The 'Silicon Valley' love story you're waiting for"When Dinesh met Gilfoyle, sparks flew." It's the Pied Piper rom-com you've been dreaming of, and it's coming soon, according to this parody trailer from HBO Home Entertainment.


Free Windows 10 upgrades end tomorrow

Free Windows 10 upgrades end tomorrowMicrosoft released Windows 10 almost a year ago on July 29th, 2015. You only have one day left to upgrade to Windows 10 for free if you're currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. After July 29th, Microsoft will start charging $119 for upgrades to Windows 10, and if you upgrade during the free period you'll also get the Anniversary Update (launching August 2nd) free of charge.


Uber will be legal in China in November

Uber will be legal in China in NovemberRide-hailing services like Uber will be legal in China as of November, Bloomberg reports, citing a document from the country's transportation ministry. Uber and its Chinese rival, Didi Chuxing, have so far been operating in a legal gray area, as the two companies vie for supremacy in the world's largest ride-hailing market, but the new regulations reviewed by Bloomberg will now allow them to compete freely. According to Bloomberg, the government will encourage growth of the so-called sharing economy, with some restrictions on how ride-hailing companies operate.


La compra anticipada del iPhone 7 comenzará el 9 de septiembre: reporte

​Nuevos rumores apuntan a iPhone 7 con botón de Inicio táctil y en color Space BlackEl reportero Evan Blass asegura que está confirmado el día en el que comenzarán a venderse los nuevos iPhone, por lo cual es más que probable que el evento otoñal de Apple sea esa misma semana.


Amazon launches a page dedicated to Kickstarter projects

Amazon launches a page dedicated to Kickstarter projectsAmazon this week launched a page dedicated to Kickstarter projects, collecting more than 300 products under a single hub. The new Kickstarter Collection is now available at Amazon Launchpad, the company's digital storefront for hardware startups and crowdfunded projects. Successful Kickstarter projects available on the new page include Piper, Zivix, and Prynt, and they cover a wide range of products.


Microsoft Pix uses artificial intelligence to get the perfect shot

Microsoft Pix helps users take better photosFor those disappointed with their photo-snapping skills, Microsoft is offering a new app to make every shot a perfect photo. Microsoft Pix takes a burst of 10 photos and its artificial intelligence automatically gets to work, acting as a virtual Photoshop. If the app deems any motion detected during the photo session worthy, it pulls it out to make a looping video through its Live Image feature.


LG’s V10 successor is coming soon

LG’s V10 successor is coming soonLG’s G5 misstep has been a drag on the Korean company’s finances this year, and so its latest earnings report chooses to draw attention elsewhere: toward a new V series device coming in the next quarter. Recording a $132 million operating loss from its mobile division over the past three months, LG says it has met with "increased marketing expenditures and somewhat slow initial sales of G5 smartphone." The company did improve its total phone shipments by 3 percent, and it hopes that its upcoming launch of "the new V series" and a number of of mass-market devices will help right the ship.


Apple says one billion iPhones have been sold

Apple says one billion iPhones have been soldApple announced Wednesday the sale of its billionth iPhone, a milestone for the company as it seeks to keep momentum in a competitive smartphone market. "IPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history," he said in a statement. IPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day.


Sony is planning to sell its battery division to Murata

Sony is planning to sell its battery division to MurataSony has announced that it's entered into negotiations to sell its battery business to Murata, a Japanese components company that plans to use the purchase to expand its energy operations. The sale is expected to include the Sony Energy Devices Corporation subsidiary as well as Sony's manufacturing operations in China and Singapore, though certain products like Sony's branded USB chargers and alkaline batteries will remain under the company's umbrella. Sony's battery business is a part of its Devices division, which also includes image sensors and other components.


SoftBank sees sharp recovery for Sprint, flags much investment for ARM

SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son speaks during an earnings briefing in TokyoJapan's SoftBank Group Corp on Thursday flagged a sharp recovery for struggling U.S. unit Sprint and was bullish about long-term prospects for soon-to-be-acquired UK chip designer ARM . The telecoms and internet conglomerate unveiled plans this month to purchase ARM for $32 billion in cash, one of CEO Masayoshi Son's boldest bets yet, as he seeks to be at the forefront of the next wave of digital innovation. "I'm telling ARM management - let's increase the number of engineers, boost R&D spending and make investments proactively," Son told a briefing on SoftBank's first-quarter earnings where it reported flat profits.


South Korea to expand tax benefits for R&D spending to drive new growth

A girl tries out a Samsung Electronics' smartphone Galaxy Note 5 at its headquarters in SeoulSouth Korea's government plans to expand tax benefits for research and development of robotics and other technologies as it seeks out industries that could become new economic growth engines. Up to 30 percent of R&D expenses will be tax deductible for companies across 11 key sectors starting 2017, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance said in its annual review of the tax code on Thursday. Spending on development of artificial intelligence technologies, flexible displays, 3-D printing, and hyper-plastics are some of the areas subject to the tax code revision, it said.


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