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    USA TODAY With 111 more commutations, Obama has nearly doubled his total in one monthUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — President Obama commuted the sentences of 111 more federal inmates Tuesday, capping a month in which he’s nearly doubled the number of commutations granted during his presidency. The breakneck pace of presidential clemency …Obama commutes sentences for 111 inmatesThe […]...

    New York Times The Upshot|How Much Is Donald Trump Hurting the GOP? Here’s a Way to SeeNew York TimesThere is no reason to speculate about whether nominating Donald J. Trump has cost the Republican Party support in this presidential election. There is plenty of data to demonstrate that it has. Dylan Matthews of Vox showed […]...

    Reuters Islamic State leader in charge of foreign attacks killed in SyriaReutersAn Islamic State flag is seen in this picture illustration taken February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo. By Angus McDowall and Yara Bayoumy | BEIRUT/WASHINGTON. BEIRUT/WASHINGTON The Islamic State group announced on …Islamic State reports death of spokesman and senior leader in Aleppo, SyriaWashington PostISIS […]...

    New York Times Gene Wilder Dies at 83; Star of ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’New York TimesGene Wilder, who established himself as one of America’s foremost comic actors with his delightfully neurotic performances in three films directed by Mel Brooks; his eccentric star turn in the family classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”; and […]...

    New York Times Senior ISIS Strategist and Spokesman Is Reported Killed in SyriaNew York TimesBEIRUT, Lebanon — The Islamic State’s spokesman and overseer of external terrorist operations, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, was killed in the Syrian province of Aleppo, the group’s news outlet reported on Tuesday. A founding member of the group, Mr.ISIS Says No. 2 […]...

    Washington Post Trump said he could put several blue states in play. It’s clear he can’t.Washington PostFor months, Donald Trump and members of his political team promised to put reliably Democratic states like New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Oregon into play. But now, with only two months until Election Day, it’s clear that those […]...

    Huffington Post Remember Brock Turner? From 3 Months Ago? He’ll Leave Jail On Friday.Huffington PostFormer Stanford University student, Brock Turner, was arrested on Jan. 18, 2015 for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Turner was sentenced to only six months in county jail after being convicted of three felony sexual assault …Here are the […]...

    BBC News Europe’s ‘unfair’ Apple tax ruling sparks US angerBBC NewsThere has been widespread criticism in the US of the European Commission’s ruling that Apple should pay up to €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes. The US Treasury said that such tax investigations were “unfair” and undermined the tax rules of individual states.EU hits Apple with […]...

    Daily Beast Report: Cops Find Gun, Drugs at Chris Browns HomeDaily BeastLos Angeles police searched Chris Brown’s home and found a weapon and drugs in a duffel bag he tossed from a window, TMZ reported Tuesday afternoon. Cops came to the mansion after Brown allegedly threatened a woman with a gun. According to TMZ …Chris Brown […]...

    ESPN Rodney Harrison sorry for saying Colin Kaepernick is ‘not black’ESPNRodney Harrison says Colin Kaepernick can’t understand what it’s like to be a black man in America and that Kaepernick is approaching making change the wrong way. (1:10). Facebook · Twitter; Pinterest · Email; comment. 3:07 PM ET. ESPN.com news …Colin Kaepernick’s anthem sit-down is the […]...
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    Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties. It is the end of an era.Read more...

    Gawker.com will cease operations today. I asked former editors of the site to help us send it off. Thanks for reading, commenting, and tipping. Long live Gawker. —APRead more...

    I often feel guilt when I assign a story. This is partly a function of being a woman who would, if she had her way, please and comfort her entire universe of acquaintances, and partly a function of having been convinced at a relatively young age by the argument that Janet Malcolm famously made in The Journalist and the Murderer: “Every journalist who is not too stupid or full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.”Read more......

    A lie with a billion dollars behind it is stronger than the truth. Peter Thiel has shut down Gawker.com. Read more...

    Wherever you go in this life, there is some jerk telling you what to do. Almost always. But not always. Read more...

    Breakups have a way of robbing you of your identity, especially when you’re the one who’s being broken up with. If the union was worth joining in the first place, severing it disrupts your habits, your decision-making, your system of loving. It erases the mutations your love has engendered. You don’t even get to keep them in a jar of formaldehyde. Your best chance at preservation is art.Read more......

    A cool sunset does more for a hot publication’s glory than all the sweaty days of its actual word-pushing. As night falls—and night always falls, honey—plenty of beloveds return and gather round to tamp down the grave. Some come to tap-dance because every media graveyard has sad ghouls.Read more......

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    The world is your oyster. By which I mean it’s under intense surveillance at all times even though that’s a giant waste of energy, money, and humanity.Read more...

    Trump has been promoted this week from statue to puppet.Read more...
    Safety first! It's been over a year since Selena Gomez revealed that she suffers from Lupus, and on Tuesday she announced that the side effects of the disease are forcing her to take a break from music! Unfortunately, "anxiety, panic attacks, and depression" have caused the 24-year-old to feel unlike herself recently, so she's going to start [...]...

    First there was Flavor of Love, then there was I Love New York, and now she's onto The Ex. Tiffany "New York" Pollard had a much-welcomed career resurgence in 2016 thanks to a starring role on Celebrity Big Brother, and it looks like she's ready to return to reality TV full time. That's because New York is [...]...

    Sending good vibes your way, Bella Hadid! As you're probably aware, the 19-year-old was diagnosed with Lyme disease — an illness her mother Yolanda Hadid and Anwar Hadid tirelessly suffer from as well — back in 2012. Taking to her Snapchat on Monday, The Weeknd's love gave fans a little insight into her "everyday" struggle with the [...]...

    Ray J is standing by Chris Brown. Early Tuesday morning, pageant queen Baylee Curran called the cops on the Loyal singer, claiming the scandalized singer threatened her with a gun. Breezy has since taken to Instagram to share a series of videos slamming the allegations, and now, Ray is following suit! Related: Police Recover Weapons & Drugs From [...]...

    Chris Brown's alleged victim is speaking out. On Tuesday, the woman who claims the controversial celeb threatened her with a gun is coming forward, and sharing her side of the story. The scandalized star's accuser has been identified as Miss California Regional 2016 Baylee Curran, and she went on TMZ Live to explain what she says went [...]...

    It's none of our business… but we're glad he addressed the big gay elephant in the room. Logo made reality TV history recently when they announced the first-ever dating competition consisting of an all gay cast. Unfortunately for Finding Prince Charming, it didn't take long for some people to dig up star Robert Sepúlveda, Jr.'s past — [...]...

    Gene Wilder passed away on Monday at the age of 83 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, and we're all finding our own ways to mourn. While for most of us that means marathoning his classic movies, and James Corden remembered the late actor with a touching tribute, Chris Martin and Coldplay found a more artistic [...]...

    This is amazing! On Monday, Jordan Rodgers shared a hilarious photo demonstrating the lengths he and JoJo Fletcher went to in an effort to hide their romance following the Bachelorette finale. For those who don't know the deal, the pair were forced to stay on the DL for MONTHS after Ms. Fletcher chose Jordan as her main [...]...

    Imagine a world where celebrities didn't take naked selfies. How sad that would be! Luckily our world is the opposite, and we are forever grateful for that. We have been blessed with nude celeb selfies and it's only fair to rank them. Give it a try (below)!...

    Love is in the air! Over the weekend, Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie couldn't help but flaunt their budding romance as they enjoyed a romantic getaway in Los Cabos, Mexico. As we previously reported, the Sorry singer surprised Lionel Richie's daughter with a sunny vacay in honor of her 18th birthday! Related: FALSE ALARM! Justin Hasn't Returned [...]...
    T-Pain is begging the public to help him and authorities find the suspect who fatally stabbed his niece Tuesday morning in Florida. Tallahassee cops say they responded to a call of someone getting stabbed at a Walgreens. When cops arrived, they… ...

    Minister Louis Farrakhan says he -- and the entire Nation Of Islam -- are 100% behind Colin Kaepernick ... praising the QB's American flag protest as a "courageous stand." Farrakhan released a statement via his Facebook page in which he thanked Kaep… ...

    12:28 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us Chris is about to get arrested.  The woman who called the cops on Chris Brown says the singer pulled a gun on her because she was admiring a piece of jewelry ... and afterwards his people demanded… ...

    TMZ Sports has obtained video from Tim Tebow's MLB workout at USC Tuesday morning ... showing the ex-QB sprinting, catching fly balls, showcasing his arm ... and BLASTING A HOME RUN!! According FS1's Skip Bayless, there are reps from 27 pro teams… ...

    Nick Young is begging his friend and neighbor Chris Brown ... PACK YOUR STUFF AND MOVE ALREADY ... 'cause you're ruining the neighborhood.  Young currently lives right near Brown's valley home in Tarzana, CA -- which was surrounded by the SWAT… ...

    Angelina Jolie combined her love for kids and gigantic stuffed animals ... and a couple of 8-year-old entrepreneurs made out big time. It all went down Sunday when Tim Alexander and his twins, Allen and Brandon, were in Toluca Lake, CA trying… ...

    Rodney Harrison is in full backtrack mode -- apologizing for saying Colin Kaepernick is NOT a black person ... saying, "I never even knew he was mixed." Harrison's explanation seems almost IMPOSSIBLE to believe -- considering Kaepernick's story is… ...

    12:49 PM PT -- Chris' entourage has started filing out of the house. They're all lining up outside the front door with cops checking them for weapons. Still no sign of Chris yet. At the same time ... police are holding a news conference at the base… ...

    9:40 AM PT -- Police say they are still trying to make contact with Chris. 9:20 AM PT -- Chris is finally awake and posting videos. He's pissed about the police presence at his house and feels he's being harassed. He even dropped a "F*** tha… ...

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's VMA weekend included a stay in some super fancy NYC digs -- a $25 million penthouse with a rooftop pool and massive outdoor terraces. The Wests are roughing it in this 5 bedroom, 6 bath penthouse in Chelsea. The… ...
    Seventeen and a half seems very close to eighteen when you can start publicly discussing wanting to bang a manufacture teen pop with big knockers. Maybe you talk about wanting to spank her ass or something while you're waiting for the clock hands to move. read more...

    Chris Brown is set to be arrested by L.A.P.D. Spin the Chris Brown roulette wheel of tiny nimble criminal complaints for the charges. read more

    Chrissy Teigen was never much of a looker, but she had the savvy to become a famous, well-paid model even so. Fucking John Legend could be worse. read more

    Prince Jackson capped off a day of people who ignore the ugly truth celebrating what would've been Michael Jackson's 58th birthday with a poetic tribute to his dad on Instagram. If anybody should be able to pretend Michael Jackson wasn't a serial pedophile, it would be... read more...

    The world of twits is in a lather because cameras captured Kim Kardashian and Kanye West pawing each other like two straight teenagers in the VMA audience Sunday night, but backstage caught on camera they were remote and distant and seemingly feuding. It's almost as if... read more...

    Talk of topless beaches and topless days have Mr. Skin and his co-hosts united in the cause to #FreeTheNipple. Coming off the heels of VMAs, Mr. Skin shares his favorite sexy moments on the awards show from over the years, and as usual, brings the latest TV and movie... read more...

    Charlie Sheen's winning formula relied on being alive, being rich, and being desired by women. Those all seem to be going away pretty fast. read more

    Some whore was sexting with Anthony Weiner and released his weird dong pic to the public, which seems incredibly awful yet nobody's coming down on her. She's reportedly a huge Trump supporter. This is how we're going to take down the Democrats. read more...

    Blac Chyna did a vomit inducing photo shoot for Paper magazine. If Valtrex isn't advertising in that publication they're missing out. read more

    Everybody has a group these days. Including moms of college sons accused of campus rape. Families Advocating for Campus Equality (FACE). Because mothers of boys being railroaded by date rape charges at Universities bound by Title IX funding are starting to rethink the... read more...
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    When you're chilling on the couch watching your favorite esports stream on Twitch and hunger hits, pizza is just a few keystrokes away.

    Twitter's finally giving creators a good reason to upload videos to its platform rather than YouTube by allowing individuals to monetize content.

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is planning to launch a carpool-based ride-sharing service using Waze in the Bay Area. The new feature would connect drivers and potential passengers going along the same route via the navigation app....

    Singer Chris Brown's Instagram account got a lot more interesting today. With police outside of his Los Angeles home, who were following up on a report that Brown pulled a gun on an unnamed woman, the singer started posting Instagram videos criticizi......

    When the European Union passed its net neutrality laws in 2015, it left a few big loopholes that many were worried would undermine the rules. Would your internet provider have free rein to exempt its own services from data caps, for example, or slow......

    Konami is bundling Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Online in a special package called Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience.

    Remember when drones used to be fun toys, not a serious business regulated by the Feds? Parrot does, judging by its two latest models, the Mambo and Swing. The $139 Swing looks a lot like an X-Wing fighter, but the wings aren't just for show. After a......

    When Chris Kesler was six years old, he sat just outside his cousin's room and peered at the flickering TV through a crack in the doorway. On-screen, in grainy VHS quality, a murderous red-haired doll in Cabbage Patch overalls laughed as it attempted......

    When Pebble announced its latest Pebble 2 and Time 2 watches earlier this year, it also revealed several software improvements that would roll out not just to the new models, but to most other existing Pebble hardware. Today, the company is finally r......

    The new Google+ is slowly being rolled out to additional users over the next few days, according to Danielle Buckley, Project Manager at Google. Finally, anyone who wasn't able to take a look at the new features back when the preview was introduced l......
    By 2008, there were already more “things” connected to the internet than there were people. By 2020, that number is projected to swell to more than 20 billion. The world is digitizing at a mind-blowing rate and the corresponding market for connected devices and services has exploded. Consumer products like Apple’s iWatch and Alphabet’s Nest...

    Now that the wide selection of “quantified self” products — like FitBit and Jawbone — have bled over from the fitness fanatics to mainstream consumers, we’ve reached a tipping point in which we should expect more from our connected products. Consumers have become accustomed to looking at readouts that assess our own personal health, but... Read more » The post ...

    I have a lot of love for the City of Philadelphia, PA. I own a home here and I work for two great Internet of Things companies in this city. The city is literally the place where the framework for our modern day government was creat...

    Berlin trade-show IFA 2016 starts next week and the rumor mill suggests a large wearables presence at the event. Acer, Asus, Fitbit, Samsung, and ZTE all plan to unveil wearables at the event, according to multiple sources. Acer Acer has teased an ultra-thin noteboo...

    Baidu plans to swap the modified BMW 3-series that its been using since the start of its self-driving tests for a modified Chery EQ, a small four-door hatchback manufactured in China. The fully-electric car has already entered the fleet, according to...

    The robotic industries have been one of the hottest topics worldwide since there has been progressing from the traditional manufacturing applications to the non-manufacturing applications such as service industry. Like other industries, startups in US Bay Area cover the whole area of the San Francisco-Silicon Valley has led the innovation. You have heard Savioke develop...

    Imagine the mid-18th century. People going about their agrarian lifestyle completely unprepared for the Industrial Revolution that would change their way of life forever. In those days, the majority was completely unaware of the impending transformation the coming years would unveil: improved living standards, population growth, the rise of capitalism, urbanization, and more. Today, we are... Read more » The post ...

    Proxy, a San Francisco-based startup, wants to kill the key card and replace it with a mobile app that can access all sorts of devices. To start off, Proxy has launched a pilot for offices. A technician installs a maximum of two Bluetooth sensors (for the pilot), and from there an account manager can set...

    A new EU-Japan collaboration looks to take smart cities to the next level with a cloud-based open data platform. Telecom Paper recently reported on the summer launch of the research project “City Platform-as-a-Service – integrated and open,” or CPaaS.io for short. The EU-funded initiative is a partnership between government and private sector players in Japan... Read more » The post ...

    The Internet of Things is currently an extremely fragmented market, where a thermostat may connect to a smartwatch, but is unable to connect to a Smart TV or connected door lock. To reduce fragmentation and improve security, Chronicled, a smart tag authentication startup, has open ...
    Finally, a major company is planning to compete with Uber in the ride-sharing service space. The Wall Street Journal reports today that Google is planning to debut its own ride-hailing service in San Francisco at "far cheaper rates." (Editor's note: the link could be paywalled, here's an alternate source.) The Mountain View-based company began a pilot program around its California headquarters in May, and enabled several thousand area workers at specific firms to use the Waze navigation app to connect with fellow commuters. Expect Google's service in the coming weeks, says the report. One key difference in Google's approach is that it aims to connect riders with drivers who are already headed in the same direction. The project is in compliance with Waze's aims to "make fares low enough to discourage drivers from operating as taxi drivers." From the report: Still, Google's push into ride-sharing could portend a clash with Uber, a seven-year-old firm valued at roughly $68 billion that la...

    Fortune reports that the "yawning gap in tech skills" has resulted in a surprising shift in supply and demand in the software industry. And in many companies now, a growing trend of developer jobs being given to non-developers can be seen. From the article: That's because a relatively new technology, known as low-code or no-code platforms, is now doing a big chunk of the work that high-priced human talent used to do. Low-code platforms are designed so that people with little or no coding or software engineering background -- known in the business as "citizen developers" -- can create apps, both for use in-house and for clients. Not surprisingly, the low-code platform industry, made up of about 40 small companies (so far), is growing like crazy. A recent Forrester Research report put its total revenues at about $1.7 billion in 2015, a figure that's projected to balloon to $15 billion in the next four years. Low-code-platform providers, notes Forrester, are typically seeing sales increas...

    Millions of Europeans will have to do with throttling on BitTorrent. The Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communication (BEREC) published its guidelines for Europe's net neutrality rules on Tuesday in which it hasn't challenged the BitTorrent throttling practices by many ISPs. TorrentFreak reports:Today, BEREC presented its final guidelines on the implementation of Europe's net neutrality rules. Compared to earlier drafts it includes several positive changes for those who value net neutrality. For example, while zero-rating isn't banned outright, internet providers are not allowed to offer a "sub Internet" service, where access to only part of the Internet is offered for 'free.' However, not all traffic is necessarily "neutral." ISPs are still allowed to throttle specific categories for "reasonable" network management purposes. ...

    Earlier this year Mitsubishi admitted to using some less-than-correct tactics when calculating the fuel economy of four of its Japanese market vehicles. But that wasn't the end of the scandal. The Japanese transport ministry has announced that its investigation into Mitsubishi's practices has revealed eight additional vehicles with misreported fuel economy numbers. Reuters reports: Earlier in the day, Japan's transport ministry said its investigation had shown the automaker had overstated the fuel economy for eight vehicles including the RVR, Pajero and Outlander SUV models, in addition to four minivehicles initially confirmed in April. The latest announcement deals another reputational blow to Japan's sixth-largest automaker, which has been struggling to recover from the mileage scandal, which affected two minivehicle models produced for Nissan Motor Co Ltd. The company's market value has tumbled since the scandal broke, and the ordeal prompted the company to seek financial assistance...

    Jason H. Harper, writing for The Verge: Et tu, Hyundai? Until recently, the Korean brand offered two upmarket cars, the Genesis and the Equus. The first name had biblical shades and the latter shared a title with a play where an adolescent likes to get naked and straddle horses. So while the connotations were a bit muddled, at least they were memorable. Now Hyundai has spun Genesis into its own luxury brand, akin to what Toyota did with Lexus decades ago. And in so doing, it has cast off those memorable names in favor of an alphanumeric naming strategy. The Hyundai Genesis is reborn as the Genesis G80 and the Equus sheds its horsey homage to become the G90, which guarantees that I won't remember the new names. I'll just call the G90 the Model-Formerly-Known-as-Equus. And while the two models seemed well differentiated before, now the distinctions are hazy. The G90 apparently has 10 more units of something over the G80. Perhaps it is 10 percent better. Ten percent bigger? Ten grand more...

    Facebook's Safety Check is a handy service that allows people to let their friends and family know they are okay in an event of emergency. The social giant announced the next major step for this feature. From a BBC report: Facebook is to enable members to trigger its Safety Check service themselves if a dangerous event occurs near them. Until now, it could only be activated by Facebook staff. Safety Check lets people notify their friends and family that they are safe in the aftermath of a natural disaster or human conflict in their area. The recent earthquake in Italy marked the 25th time this year that it has been triggered. Safety notifications have reached one billion people in 2016 alone, the firm said. In the previous two years combined (2014 and 2015) it had only been activated 11 times. The Safety Check Facebook team uses three criteria to decide whether the tool should be switched on -- how many human lives are affected, the extent of that impact and the duration of the event....

    An anonymous reader shares a CNBC report: Google's aggressive push into cloud computing, where it trails Amazon.com and Microsoft, has put the internet giant in the lead position to land a marquee client: PayPal. While Google is the front-runner, according to people familiar with the matter, PayPal is evaluating the other leading providers and hasn't made any final decisions. PayPal is unlikely to move its technology infrastructure in the fourth quarter, the peak period for online commerce, said the sources, who asked not to be named because the talks are confidential. Under the leadership of VMware co-founder Diane Greene, Google is out to prove that it's a legitimate player in the rapidly expanding cloud infrastructure market. ...

    Smartphones do a plethora of things for us. But if you stopped using them, you might actually start seeing improvements in the work you do. From a Business-Standard report: The study, commissioned by Kaspersky Lab, showed that employees' performance improved 26 percent when their smartphones were taken away. The experiment tested the behaviour of 95 persons between 19 and 56 years of age in laboratories at the universities of Wurzburg and Nottingham-Trent. The experiment unearthed a correlation between productivity levels and the distance between participants and their smartphones. "Instead of expecting permanent access to their smartphones, employee productivity might be boosted if they have dedicated 'smartphone-free' time. One way of doing this is to enforce rules such as no phones in the normal work environment," says Altaf Halde, managing director, South Asia at Kaspersky Lab. ...

    Apple has been ordered to pay a record sum of 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest after the European Commission said Ireland illegally slashed the iPhone maker's tax bill, in a crackdown on fiscal loopholes that also risks inflaming tensions with the United States Treasury. According to the European Union regulator, Apple benefited from selective tax treatment that gave it an unfair advantage over other businesses. In the meanwhile, Apple has refuted such accusations, saying that EU's conclusion has "no basis in fact or law." EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said, "If my effective tax rate would be 0.05 percent falling to 0.005 percent -- I would have felt that maybe I should have a second look at my tax bill." Apple CEO Tim Cook said, "Over the years, we received guidance from Irish tax authorities on how to comply correctly with Irish tax law -- the same kind of guidance available to any company doing business there. In Ireland and in every country where we o...

    Reader MojoKid writes: Intel is readying a new family of processors, based on its next-gen Kaby Lake microarchitecture, that will be the foundation of the company's upcoming 7th Generation Core processors. Although Kaby Lake marks a departure from Intel's "tick-tock" release cadence, there have been some tweaks made to its 14nm manufacturing process (called 14nm+) that have resulted in significant gains in performance, based on clock speed boosts and other optimizations. In addition, Intel has incorporated a new multimedia engine into Kaby Lake that adds hardware acceleration for 4K HEVC 10-bit transcoding and VP9 decoding. Skylake could handle 1080p HEVC transcoding, but it didn't accelerate 4K HEVC 10-bit transcoding or VP9 decode and had to assist with CPU resources. The new multimedia engine gives Kaby Lake the ability to handle up to eight 4Kp30 streams and it can decode HEVC 4Kp60 real-time content at up to 120Mbps. The engine can also now offload 4Kp30 real-time encoding in a de...
     Google is running its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco, the Wall Street Journal reports. The move would put Google in direct, immediate competition with Uber, which helps explain even further the recent departure of Alphabet executive David Drummond from Uber’s board. Google’s new offering piloted in May, according to the WSJ, and uses the Google-owned Waze app to… Read More ...

     Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had a slow fundraising start in Silicon Valley. In the June lead-up to the final state primaries, Trump had raised very few dollars in the region that’s typically lucrative for political contenders. A TechCrunch analysis of Federal Election Commission data found that Trump had only raised a paltry $30,556 from donors in San Francisco and… Read More...

     Digital hospitality platform Velocity announced this week that, following its $16 million Series A last year, the company raised $22.5 million led by DIG Investments. The company creates curated dining experiences for time-poor diners looking to expand their horizons. The money will be invested in expansion to 29 cities over the next three years, with a heavy focus on the U.S. Read More ...

     Facebook’s goal of tracking ads all the way through to a customer’s purchase at point-of-sale is getting a big boost today with a makeover of the Facebook Offers program. Now designed to be more mobile-friendly, Facebook is allowing businesses to create two kinds of offers – those customers can redeem online and those they redeem in-store – while also making it… Read More ...

     A little-known startup is in meltdown mode after a former employee took to Medium to accuse the company of scamming her out of her wages and firing her in retaliation after she filed a wage claim to recoup the unpaid cash. The Medium post was widely shared online; in response, the company shuttered its website and threatened legal action against the writer, calling her “a disgruntled… Read More ...

     Pebble is getting ready to start shipping new hardware, including the Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2, but first it has something for both iPhone and Android based device owners. The new Pebble software update includes some big tweaks to how Pebble operates, both for end users and developers, including improvements to actions and a brand new health app. The key components of the update include… Read More ...

     On-Demand Geofilters from Snapchat let anyone build a custom filter for their event (or for whatever reason – I’m not judging your Snapchat filter needs), which was a petty good idea when the offering launched back in February. Today it becomes an even better idea, thanks to new templates that let users create their own customized geofilters without any special knowledge of… Read More ...

     Calramon Mabalot is a pretty wild kid. He likes 3D printing and, along with his brother, he builds lots of cool projects – including a mechanical hand for a local teacher he met while building 3D projects. In an interview with 3DPrintingIndustry, Mabalot described how he designed and built a prosthetic hand complete with full articulated fingers. Why did he want to build a 3D-printed arm? Read More ...

     Apple’s reality TV show ‘Planet of the Apps’ keeps getting weirder. Every time Apple and Propagate release new information about the show, it gets harder to understand what they’re actually trying to build. This time, Variety got a statement saying that Jessica Alba is joining the cast of the show as a mentor and adviser. In case you missed the previous episodes, Planet… Read More ...

     Online furniture shop Wayfair has acquired a Boston-based mobile messaging application called Trumpit, with the aim of utilizing its technology in order to expand its customer service offerings. So yes, that means messaging will be a part of the mobile Wayfair application in the future. Today, the app only offers users the ability to email or call the company when they click into the… Read More ...
    A group of astronomers made many, many headlines after giving a presentation about “a strong signal in the direction of HD164595.” Here's why it's not a big deal. The post Astronomers Don’t Think That So-Called SETI Signal Is Aliens—and Neither Should You appeared first on WIRED....

    Too dong; don't read. The post 18 New York Post Anthony Weiner Headline Puns, Ranked appeared first on WIRED.

    Apple is not the only high-tech US firm taking advantage of tax loopholes in places like Ireland and the Cayman Islands. The post How Apple—and the Rest of Silicon Valley—Avoids the Tax Man appeared first on WIRED....

    The ailing social network hopes to get more people making videos for its service by applying a time-honored strategy. The post Twitter Shares Revenue With Video Makers appeared first on WIRED.

    Drone regulations kicked in yesterday, and the first ones to pass have spoken. The post How to Ace the FAA’s New Test and Become a Pro Drone Pilot appeared first on WIRED.

    Blue stands for cooler temperatures, and red for warmer ones. Over time, these maps get really red. The post How Quickly Climate Change Is Accelerating, in 167 Maps appeared first on WIRED.

    Counsyl is one of the first fully-automated genetic testing labs in the country. The post Inside the Robot-Run Genetics Lab of Tomorrow (Just Watch Your Step) appeared first on WIRED.

    Alexa, play those super-nice speakers over there. The post Amazon Echo Now Lets You Control Your Sonos Speakers appeared first on WIRED.

    Genetic techniques are going to change the way that conservationists save endangered species. The post Genes Might Be Helping the Tasmanian Devil Fight Off Face Cancer appeared first on WIRED.

    Our 44th president is a relentless optimist, just like WIRED. And he's the first ever commander-in-chief to edit a magazine. The post President Barack Obama Will Guest-Edit WIRED’s November Issue appeared first on WIRED....
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        It's a new week and the North American PlayStation Store's Weekly Deals has been refreshed. It features a publisher sale on Square Enix and 2K games. This is a great opportunity to grab titles like Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Drakengard 3, Borderlands 2, Bioshock Infinite, and more for cheap! Here's a roundup of the some titles on sale:...

        The new round of P&G BrandSaver coupons are now available! Here's your opportunity to save on popular P&G brands, such as Pantene, Covergirl, Pampers and more. Keep in mind that you can print just 30 coupons a month and each coupon can be printed only once. Check out some of the coupons available this round: $2 off any 2 Olay Complete, Classic or Cleanser $1 off any 2 Bounty 6 rol...

        Here's a great deal on luggage from Walmart.ca! Currently, the JetStream 6-piece luggage set is available for just $39! At this price point,

        Here's a deal for anyone shopping for a new graphics card. For a limited time, NCIX.com is selling the Powercolor Radeon R9 290 Turbo Duo 4GB Video Card for $279.99 (Reg. $329.99), less a ...

        Origin.com has a new game available for free through their On The House promotion! For a limited time only, you can download the popular strategy game, Theme Hospital, for free! This game was originally released back in 1997 and would normally cost $4.99. Anyone who is a fan of simulator games will enjoy this one as you'll get to design, build, and manage a hospital. Users on ...

        New mobile games are available through the tenth Humble Mobile Bundle! There will be more games to come, but in the meantime, you can pay what you want for these six games: Pay what you want for these games: Buddy & Me Lyne Doodle Kingdom Beat the average to unlock: Sorcery! 2 King of Dragon pass OTTTD The charities you'll be supporting this week are Extra Life/Children's Miracle Netw...

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        Here are this week's deals for Wacky Wednesday at IKEA. Remember, the prices are low but the deals are good on Wednesday only -- and quantities may be limited! At IKEA North York, the Ulsberg Nightstand is $19.99 (down from $44.99) At IKEA Calgary, the Ideell Plate is $0.10 (down from $4) and the Fantastisk Paper Napkins are $0.10 for a 50-pack (down from $3.99) At ...

        For a limited time, the Microsoft Store is selling the Unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Smartphone, Yellow for only $349.00 (Reg. $549.00)! That’s a terrific deal if you’re tired of being locked down in a contract and do not want an iOS or Android phone from the usual suspects. ...
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    That's all there is. The site'll be here to puruse at any time.Follow me on my main site for further updates in new work from me. Or maybe on twitter. Bye!

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you. Thank you for stickin with me for however long you have stuck here. Gunshow was fun to do but I gotta do something else. I just have to. Thank you. Some important links for you: my main site, will soon be a easy way to check on what im doing. BACK is my other comic I am still doing with Anthony. We're just getting started with it. Pinocchio, a comic adaptation. While not...

    It's christmas... What are you doing here? I guess readin' this final bit of the story huh? Thanks for taking time away from your family to look at this dumb comic. If you don't celebrate/care about Christmas, enjoy your day off and thanks for checking it anyway. You didn't have to, but you did! One more. I'll see you....

    Da Devil!!! Uh oh!!! Etc. The story ends next update then another thing then.... well that's gunshow! Forever!PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    That's all for Tammy. See ya.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    beep beep im on a road trip as of this writing! The final gunshows have been uploaded so don't worry! Enjoy the new year and follow me on twitter... unLESS I BLOCKED YOUPATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!...

    Just a heads up: I took down the gunshow facebook page and will delete the gunshow twitter since I got no use for em anymore once Gunshow ceases to update at the end of the year. I feel like not a lot of people are realizing this is for true or just don't read this blog down here. OH WELL...

    Here we go, full effect. Back at it again at krispy kreme. We're gonna eat the devil and gain her power.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    Sorry for the lateness. Internet issues. But we're here. And we're still sort of setting up the weird part of the story. Which will be revealed next update!! Hopefully not too..... hmm see you then!

    This is it... These are the final moments!! We go out with a story to sort of end off the office friends. This will last mostly all month up to the end. Just stick with us til then.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!...
    Gabe: Tycho and I will battle at Gears of War 4 in just a few days. Let me introduce you to the team that will win. Ryan Hartman will be the first to tell you just how great Ryan Hartman is at Gears of War, and he’s right about himself. During the previous For the Watch battle Ryan was actually on Tycho’s team. We all know how that turned out. The reality is that Ryan has always been my agent and his placement on Tycho’s team was simply my first move in the larger meta game. Now he has come home to roost and believe me, this motherfucker is going to roost hard. Levin Sadsad is a good…...

    Tycho: It occurred to me later that we could have gone with Gears Of War: 4 The Watch.  I like that a lot.  But I can’t think about all that, now.  I can only think about how I’m going to saw Gabriel and his misfit army into CORDWOOD.  Here are the tools I will use to bring about that scenario: Kiko Villasenor is short for Francisco Villasenor, but long for Lucifer.  He and I used to tear it up on Gears back when Wingman became a thing.  One of the most underrated gametytpes in history, it took the traditional 5v5 and instead made it 2v2v2v2v2 and we were…...

    Tycho: Networks are one of the new features in Titanfall 2; like an IRC channel that has become frighteningly aware, it’s something I can see coloring a lot of my experience with the game.  Naming conventions have historically been a source of raw comicium in the past, and it’s no different today. It reminds me in some ways of the lowest tier of experience in Chromehounds, a game I bring up whenever I can because even if it didn’t set the world on fire - it was essentially Robot Lego + “Fuck You” levels of opacity for new players - people who make games played the…...

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    Tycho: PAX Dev still has tickets available, so come get ‘em.  August 31st and September 1st, come learn from and with industry peers at the Westin.  Learn what, you may ask?  We have a full schedule available for your perusal.  Suffice it to say: good stuff. Geoff Zatkin of Experiment 7 and EEDAR is doing the Kickoff this year, and he’s somebody you want to hear.  I’ve never had a conversation with him where I didn’t gain several I.Q. points by the end.  Who knows what you’ll be able to accomplish by the end of his presentation; spontaneous…...

    Tycho: There’s more story in the Tutorial of Titanfall 2 than there was in Titanfall, and I love the personality they’ve brought to the bots themselves.  I really liked the Titanfall 2 test as a generality; I also liked Tribes 2, and Gabriel and I were the only ones.  I suspect that it was a pretty rough weekend over at Respawn. As I was playing it, and liking it, I was also making assumptions about things that weren’t true.  For example, I wasn’t aware that Burn Cards were gone gone.  I read an article where a developer delivers what I would describe as…...

    Gabe: Thornwatch is so close to finally becoming a real thing. It’s coming together so fast now that it has literally been improving every day for the last couple weeks. We took a prototype to Gencon a few weeks ago and while we were there we sat down and played the game with folks from BoardGameGeek. If you have not had the chance to see Thornwatch at a PAX, this is a really good look at the game: I was also on a panel at GenCon called “Betrayal to Thornwatch” lucky you, that was filmed as well. Mike Selinker ran this panel about Lone Shark Games and their pretty ridiculous…...

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    Gabe: PAX is just around the corner and the folks over at Rocket League have added some cool Penny Arcade/PAX items to their game! Hopefully you’ve been watching the Acquisitions Inc. series on YouTube. If not you should catch up on it now because the live game we play at PAX will pick up right where this series leaves off. If you can’t make it to PAX, the Live game will be presented as a Fathom event this year which means you can watch it live at a movie theater near you. The Twitch stream isn’t going anywhere but there’s something about watching it with a big group…...

    Gabe: I haven’t had the watch long but it’s already time to defend my title. I plan on practicing by trying to cut Jerry in half with a real chainsaw. Perhaps the watch will change wrists this #pax. Only time, and a very bloody Gears of War 4 match between Gabe and Tycho will tell. Join us at the show or on stream #forthewatch #gears4 A photo posted by Penny Arcade (@pamegacorp) on Aug 24, 2016 at 4:33pm PDT Tycho and I have assembled teams and we will battle in just a couple weeks at PAX! Also, if you like cool pictures from the Penny Arcade office you should subscribe to the…...
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    [Header image from Dead End Thrills] I'll admit, I'm a little late getting this guide out compared to my internal timeline. I have a good reason though, and I think Street Fighter V fans will understand. You see, in between playing and researching Juri, I played the story mode of SFV and never wanted to touch the game ever again. Holy crap, that entire thing was terrible. Seriously, I think Nic was too kind giving it a 4. The whole thing disgusted me and I stopped playing the game for a while. Anyway, Juri's in the game now! I was excited to hear that you no longer need to hold buttons to keep stores of her moves, because that was a huge barrier to entry for playing the character. Turns out that while that b...

    Besides Snow and Steep, there's another snowboarding game coming down the line -- Mark McMorris Infinite Air from HB Studios, which last worked on the golf sim The Golf Club. I don't know that any of them nail that exact style I'm looking for as an SSX fanatic, but the more the merrier in this genre. As its name implies, Infinite Air focuses more on real-world riders. So far, the roster consists of Mark McMorris and his brother Craig, Silje Norendal, Torstein Horgmo, Danny Davis, and Ulrik Badertscher. "...

    My initial reaction when I first fired up Armello, a digital board game produced by Melbourne-based indie studio League of Geeks, was that of wonder. Despite not being visually intensive from a technical standpoint, the art style, presentation, and character designs were all highly pleasing from an aesthetic one. Up until just a few days ago, I’d never had the chance to play Armello before. But within the first hour of testing out the soon-to-be-released Xbox One port of the game, alongside the upcoming Usurpers Hero Pack DLC, I’d become become quite enamoured with the title. Despite having a reasonable amount of coverage prior to the game’s initial September 2015 release, including a rather in-depth preview by Dale North, Destructoid has never officially reviewed Arm...

    Sony's game-streaming service PlayStation Now is available on PC as of today. With a membership, you'll be able to play 400-plus titles from the PlayStation 3 library right on your Windows PC. Sony offers a seven-day trial for PlayStation Now, so even if you wouldn't normally care to stream games, it might be worth trying just to see what it's like on your connection (5 Mbps is the minimum). Longer-term, subscriptions are $19.99 per month, $44.99 for three months, or $99.99 for a full year. There's a big ol' list of supported PlayStation 3 games right here, including several recent additions: Mafia II, Tomb Raider: Game of the Year Edition, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Civilization Revolution, Heavy Rain...

    If you have "Insider Early Access," you're already happily participating in Battlefield 1's beta session, which features the Sinai Desert map. For the rest of you, you'll have to wait until August 31, when it hits open status. It'll feature two modes -- the classic 64-player Conquest, and a 24-player Rush Mode with objectives to take down. Just in case you were wondering, yes, you will need Xbox Live Gold to partake in the beta session. But if you're on PS4, you can play without Plus. I've been happy with Battlefield 1 so far, even if it hasn't blown me away. The destructible environments are a joy, and the setting, while not wildly different, is enough to keep me interested. Battlefield [Twitter] ...

    Nintendo 3DS games are a bit cheaper this week in a Toys R Us game sale with 2 games for $30. This brand new offer makes any two 3DS or DS games priced $20, only $30 at checkout. In total there are 182 titles that qualify for the sale all of which you can view here. The savings doesn't care really when the game was released as several 2016 launched Nintendo Selects titles such as Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D are qualifying. While there are dozens more, our top picks are listed below: Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon (Nintendo 3DS) — $19.99...

    Tripwire Interactive's Killing Floor 2 has had somewhat of a tumultuous Early Access. I've mostly enjoyed it from the beginning (it's my go-to shootgame because it feels so dang good), but that's not to say it's all been smooth sailing. Some players were upset that it wasn't ready for release in 2015, and others review bombed the game's Steam page when cosmetic mictrotransactions were introduced. Since the beginning of the year, the developer has been redoubling its efforts on making sure to communicate with the playerbase. The most recent update released last week, Tactical Response, shows the fruits of that labor are delicious indeed. ...

    I don't really know what to make of Pit People. Like most Behemoth games it's kind of just on my radar, but once I've actually gotten my hands on it I'll probably fall in love. A few of us will get that chance soon, as the developer has announced that the first beta period will run from September 8 to September 15. It's a closed beta so only select people have access, but expect impressions and video to roll out shortly after it starts. Be sure to check your inbox if you registered, as you should be getting a notification today, and the actual code on September 8. ...

    One of the largest patches yet for Heroes of the Storm just dropped in the PTR (public test realm), and it has a ton of new stuff in it. The major additions include a new hero (Alarak from Starcraft) a new map (Braxis Holdout), and several reworks, including a complete re-tooling of Butcher and Valla. There are also a lot of little changes, like the fact that all classes and hero types count towards daily quests in unranked and ranked draft (preventing players from picking heroes they're not good with to get a few hundred gold), better sorting options, a straight mount speed decrease by 10% (which should be a nice buff for Lunara and Dehaka, though Rehgar's wolf mount got a slight nerf), and mercenary camp timer adjustments. If you're a regular player it's all worth checking out in detail. Blizzard notes that the pat...

    Mark your calendar. Nintendo has sent word that a new Nintendo Direct is going up this Thursday. The stream is scheduled for 7am Pacific Time/10am Eastern Time and will focus solely on upcoming Nintendo 3DS games. The notice made specific mention that the Direct will not feature any news on the Nintendo NX. It's been a while since we've had a Direct and this feels like a good time for a new one. We can probably expect some final details on games ready to launch like Dragon Quest VII, Disney Magical World 2 and Yo-Kai Watch Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls. Hopefully, it will also give us some solid release dates for Dragon Quest VIII and Ever Oasis. ...
    Today, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets a Game of the Year edition. It comes with all the updates, patches, DLC and expansions released over the last year. It’s also the rare “Game of the Year” edition that is appropriately named.Read more......

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    We’re back with the second episode of our new weekly video series where —you guessed it!—we hang out and talk about Overwatch. Working title is “Let’s Talk Overwatch.” We’ll probably change that soon.Read more......

    This past weekend, I found a couple of small box in my apartment full of memories from when I was writing about video games for MTV News a decade ago. They might as well have been a buried time capsule.Read more......

    You can e-mail us tips at tips@kotaku.com or send them directly to any of our writers . You can follow us on Twitter or Facebook. You can even subscribe to our new, daily newsletter. We have a YouTube page, too. You can subscribe to our podcast, Kotaku Splitscreen, on iTunes. For a list of all Kotaku su...

    We’re returning to the art of XCOM 2 today for a third time, because artist Dongmin Shin has shared some of his cute-as-hell poster art that adorns the walls of the game’s world.Read more...

    Super Paper Mario has the typical hallmarks of a 2D Mario platformer—stomp on enemies, jump over pits, and avoid obstacles—but failing carries minuscule stakes. If you fall into a pit, you only lose a single health point. The enemies are weak, by and large, and powerups and Shroom Shakes are plentiful. That it’s nearly impossible to die in the game garnered a lot of criticism in 2007, with players claiming Super Paper Mario made too many concessions to young children and was ‘dumbed down’ for the masses. But this criticism misses the point: Super Paper Mario is not a platformer so much as a role-playing game, a meta-commentary about acknowledging gaming’s past alongside its present.Read more......

    YouTube celebrity PewDiePie is releasing his second game, PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator, in the vein of other YouTube simulators, which are often in part inspired by YouTube celebrities like PewDiePie. Help—we’re getting sucked into a vortex.Read more......

    From Overwatch to Attack on Titan and more, I’ve been playing games with intense action. These games maintain my interest and keep the excitement coming by doing some smart things with their pace and design. We’ll break it down in this video.Read more......

    GTA players have chased bigfoot , hunted for jetpacks , stared at a face in a mountainside, and, at one point, tried to pinpoint a sewer dwelling human/rat creature. Recently, the obsessions of hardcore GTA V fans have turned slightly more bizarre, with some players latching onto the idea that maybe, just maybe, they can blow up an in-game dam....
    When Sony announced that several hundred PS3 games would be available to Windows users, Skewed and Reviewed look at the pros and cons of the service.

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    Neil writes "It's back and bringing numerous Xbox bargains to the masses once more. Yes, the Xbox Live Deals With Gold and Spotlight sale is in place again and this week sees a whole host of deals on the table. But whilst it may be approaching payday, chances are you won't be able to afford, or at least warrant a purchase of each and every game that has been discounted. So which are the deals you should be making a beeline for...and which shouldn't be touched with a barge pole?"...

    James writes - "WWE 2K17 will be coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 worldwide on October 11th, 2016. Here we have gathered the full list of playable wrestlers on the roster now that they are all revealed."...

    Neil writes "Livelock is here and it brings some fast paced, cooperative top-down shooting for you to get involved in."

    Developer Kunos Simulazioni has brought their racing simulator Assetta Corsa to console gamers worldwide. Was it a successful lane change, or did they crash and burn their exotic sports car?

    Jenny from The Vita Lounge explores the four towers to try to bring light back to the world! Oh and also to bring you this review! MeiQ has a fun battle system and tonnes of customising options for your party but unfortunately a weak storyline and lots of backtracking let the game down....

    The first game by Do My Best Games, The Final Station is an incredibly tense and compelling experience with very few problems.

    Pure PlayStation writes, "Black & White Bushido, a PC and 2D brawler game, is coming to the PlayStation 4 next month. There is no specific date other than September. As the title suggests this game injects hide and seek with razor sharp samurai swords."...

    Pure PlayStation writes, "The PlayStation Vita title, Laser Disco Defenders, is making the jump to PlayStations younger brother. It will release on October 4th and will cost you £7.99/$9.99."
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    voke, inc., a modern analyst firm focused on the edge of innovation, today announced the publication of the new ‘Market Mover Array Report: Lifecycle Virtualization.’ The report highlights the need to bring virtualization technology to the pre-production portion of the software lifecycle to provide developers and testers with production-like environments on-demand. The five technologies highlighted in the report include:Virtual and cloud-based labs...

    As the web progresses, websites are getting more and more complex. Gone are the days when some basic CSS skills and easy-to-learn knowledge of built-in HTML elements were enough to make a dynamic and attractive website. Users want powerful and quick web applications, smooth user interfaces, and one-click satisfaction these days. To solve these problems and make websites that are as sleek-looking as they are easy to interact with, there are now numerous front-end development frameworks. Some are more useful than others, and certainly, there are situations in which a particular framework may be better than the rest.Here, in this article, we are going to take a look at a few popular frameworks including React, Angular, Bootstrap, and Polymer....

    We are pleased to announce the 1.0.0.RC2 release candidate of Spring Cloud Data Flow for Mesos, a team effort that encompasses many new features under the hood.This release candidate builds upon the recent 1.0 GA release of Spring Cloud Data Flow. Some highlights include:...

    Much of my time over the past couple years has been spent working with DevOps tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Vagrant, and Packer, rather than the traditional programming I did previously. Since I work in the defense industry, there are some unique challenges applying these tools and DevOps techniques. I had a recent conversation with a colleague about these challenges and whether it DevOps is worthwhile in our business. Of course, I think it is, and I tried to explain some of the reasoning.When most people think about DevOps, they envision an automated pipeline that runs from development all the way into production. The joint Development and Operations team maintains all of the software and the configuration for the system in source code form. Changes run through a test and review process, as automated as possible. Changes that get through that process are promoted to production automatically. Ideally production itself is automated, with idempotent configuration (a fancy ...

    Most games, whether played on a board or on the field, are what’s known as zero-sum games: one winner, one loser. Fortunately, that’s not always the case in the real world. It’s certainly not the case in the container platform ecosystem.Container platforms can be as different as “Candyland” and “Risk” are — and that’s a good thing. Think about any other technology sector out there — there are always multiple solutions in every space. The same goes for container technology. When you create something that is super scalable, the drawback is that it’s not going to be a one-size-fits-all approach. However, one person’s drawback is another person’s advantage....

    A few days ago, I attended the 2-day Martine Devos' Certified Scrum Master, Estimation & Planning Class at Skills Matter. I had the privilege of meeting and learning from Martine Devos, one of the best Scrum trainers in Europe. This also gave me the opportunity to discuss many aspects of the Scrum process.Becoming a Certified ScrumMaster shouldn’t be the goal of attending the course because certifications don’t make you a real Scrum Master. To become a Scrum Master you have to put the Scrum theory into practice....

    Maybe you’re new to the data world. In which case: tl;dr data size doesn’t matter but we still love to compare.If you’re still chuckling, then perhaps you’ve noticed the proliferating number of #humblebrags on Hacker News about the size of someone’s data pipe. The headline usually goes something like this:...

    Welcome to our weekly curated list of interesting stories. Covering anything and everything in the industry, we collect and share a handful of links every Friday. Enjoy!Developers “Own” The Code, So Shouldn’t Designers “Own” The Experience? “If you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re not sure why something was designed in a particular way, and think it could be done better, don’t just dive in and start making changes.” Collaboration between Engineering and Design is hard, but worth it!...

    Last week, we announced the results of a survey we conducted at Black Hat. We conducted the survey to better understand the combined impact of cloud infrastructure along with agile development and continuous delivery on enterprise security risk as it pertains to workload vulnerability due to increased scale and dynamics.Our assumption was that there is a multiplication factor in regards to both scale in the number of workloads that need to be protected as well as the dynamics of how often those workloads need to be modified, updated, or spun up or down. And, that those two factors multiplied together meant an exponential increase in the surface area that security professionals need to protect and monitor. We also wanted to know: What are security teams doing to keep up? Are they hiring at an equivalent pace to the changing scale and dynamics? Are they using automation?...

    “IT-driven business transformation is always bound to fail” – Amber Storey, Sr Manager, Ernst & YoungThe value of Big Data-driven Analytics is no longer in question both from a customer as well as an enterprise standpoint. Lack of investment in an analytic strategy has the potential to impact shareholder value negatively.  Business Boards and CXOs are now concerned about their overall levels and maturity of investments in terms of business value – i.e increasing sales, driving down business & IT costs & helping create new business models. It is thus an increasingly accurate argument that smart applications and ecosystems built around them will increasingly dictate enterprise success....
    This question already has an answer here: Parallel task run with async and await - unable to use multiples cores 1 answer I have searched a lot of codes saying that is possible to use multiple cores with parallel async, but none worked. It is always stuck in a single core. Is it possible? This is uses 100% of the cpu: class Program { static void Main(string[] args) { Parallel.For(0, 100000, p => { while (true) { } }); } } Using parallel async, I dont get more than 25%: class Program { static void Main(string[] args) { Task.Ru...

    I am being asked to make the types of the loop control variables known via a typedef statement. The problem I am having is that I don't know how, or even if it is possible, to make a typedef to a reference to an array of 4 elements. /* Write a program to print the elements of ia. It should use a range for to manage the iteration. */ int main() { int ia[3][4] = { {4,3,2,1}, {1,2,3,4}, {3,1,4,2} }; for (int (&p)[4] : ia) // This is the line I am talking about for(int z : p) cout << z; return 0; } I am still very new to programming, and I cannot seem to find an answer to this question. Any advice/help regarding the usage of typedef you can offer would be appreciated....

    In K&R, we are introduced to char arrays to represent strings. Arrays are passed by reference. From what I understand, we can point to the first element in an array (pointer?). Using the char array input without really defining its values means it sets garbage data inside the array. (Honestly not really sure what garbage data is, maybe nulls?). Anyways, initially the empty char array is passed to function getLength, and it sets char array inputs. In my code, I display the len and char array input. On the next input, I call getLength again, and pass the same char array input. I set the values like before and return the length. How is the old input erased? Aren't I referencing the exact same array that previously stored the previous input? Below my code, I'll show an example. #include <stdio.h> #define MAXLINE 1000 /* For allocating storage size fo...

    This question already has an answer here: How do I create a variable number of variables in Python? 8 answers I have 4 different algorithms each of which does different things on my data and they generate different outputs. I want to define only one piece of code instead of having four blocks of code for easier maintenance. However, I will have to name some variables dynamically. For example, if the algorithms names are A, B, C and D then, I should have 4 variables called output_A, output_B, output_C and output_D. How can I define this as something like output_{} which I can dynamically pass the algorithms names to it? I know how to do this when the text is a number. For example, this code def...

    I know this is a little bit hard to understand, but i've seen some sites using the #id in the url to send you somewhere, and I was wondering if it's also possible with classes. I took Steam as an example. If you go to someones profile and right click at the 'Subscribe to thread'(comment section) and Inspect the Element, 2 lines higher you will be able to see an id, if you get that id and combine it with a slash(/) and a # followed by the id you will get sent there. This is how to link looks http://steamcommunity.com/id/danimondial/#commentthread_Profile_76561198203870621_0_subscribe_checkbox I don't think this is private or something like that because anyone can get it by inspecting the page. I also tryed with a dot (.) and a class, but it unfortunately didn't work. So is there another way of doing this with other than id's?...

    I am trying to get my div containers to fill all the remaining space as they flow along the page. Is there a way to get fourth box to fill that top remaining space? Here is the example: .col { float: left; } .col > div { margin: 10px; background-color: grey; } .one.col { width: 8.33%; } .two.col { width: 16.66%; } .three.col { width: 25%; } .four.col { width: 33.33%; } .five.col { width: 41.66%; } .six.col { width: 50%; } .seven.col { width: 58.33%; } .eight.col { width: 66.66%; } .nine.col { width: 75%; } .ten.col { width: 83.33%; } .eleven.col { width: 91.66%; } <div style="width:960px;margin:0 auto;"> <div class="col six"> <div style="height:500px;">1</div> </div> <div class="col three"> <div style="height:200px;">2</div> </div> <div class="co...

    The problem is pretty straight forward : We have a sequence of indices comeFrom and an array. We need to place the comeFrom[i]th element of array in ith position in O(n) time and O(1) space i.e. arr[i] comes from arr[comeFrom[i]] I did the solution in O(n) time and O(n) space. Because I have to create another sequence of indices goTo which tells where should ith element of arr should go. i.e. arr[goTo[i]] should go to arr[i]. (The idea of second part is taken from : Reorder an array according to given indexes) Here is my c++ implementation : #include <iostream> #include <iomanip> #include <algorithm> #include <numeric> using namespace std; void pr(auto&&... iters) { for_each(iters...,[](auto&& k){ cout<<setw(3)<<k&l...

    So I have a Custom ListView I made for Xamarin-Android that takes data from a list of employee shifts and turns them into rows. Some of the data is being reported incorrectly right away, (showing shifts they dont have), and when scrolling around the data is changing periodically. Essentially I pass the adapter a List of Employees, each having a List type that holds a start and end time. The adapter loops through each shift, uses a switch to route whatever day it is for to the right TextViews, then pastes the data. For some reason the data is not displaying correctly for some of the rows, but others are fine. And when you click into the row (I have a separate view for editing the data) the data comes up correctly reflecting what it is supposed to. I have tried to step through and figure out what is going on but when stepping it is showing that the rows are being returned correctly. On top of the data not displaying correctly, when scrolling up and down, when a ro...

    When running the following code, I am getting the error "can't read property 'word' of undefined on the starred. I'm really stuck as to why so any help would be appreciated! function MyStim(word,instruction) { this.word = word; this.instruction = instruction; }; var data = [new MyStim("Cat","Forget"), new MyStim("Dog","Remember"), new MyStim("Sour Patch Kids","Never Forget"), new MyStim("Cookies", "Remember")] function getpresent (i) { return { type: "single-stim", **stimulus: "<p style= font-size:100px;text-align:center;padding-top:300px;>"+data[i].word+"</p>",** is_html: true, timing_stim: 250, timing_response: 2000, response_ends_trial: false, } }; for (var i = 0; i<80; i++){ timeline.push(getpresent(i)); i++; }; ...

    I have an Update query that was working; however, I was not saving the new record first, which was causing issues with primary key constraints between users, when things got busy, for this fairly small application. Now, when the record has been saved with the primary key in the record, the user then enters data into the form, and needs to update the record using this action. The query generates the following error: Failed to convert parameter value from string to a decimal. This is odd because I am not trying to convert it to a decimal. I have found that the error resides at the end of my update query with the parameter @MyRFA. Not sure why, that is the primary key that has been inserted, and is also a Varchar(15). @MyRFA is a 6-digit number like '112408', and has not had a problem until I decided to try and change things up a bit (I'm doing this in Dev). Here is my code. I trie...
Hacks

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    A must-have peripheral for games consoles of the 1980s and 1990s was the light gun. A lens and photo cell mounted in a gun-like plastic case, the console could calculate where on the screen it was pointing when its trigger was pressed by flashing the screen white and sensing the timing at which the on-screen flying spot triggered the photo cell. Unfortunately light gun games hail from the era of CRT TVs, they do not work with modern LCDs as my colleague [Will Sweatman] eloquently illustrated late last year. Whereas a CRT displayed the dot on its screen in perfect …read more...

    The Hackaday SuperConference is the greatest gathering of hardware hackers on the planet. Last year at the SuperCon, we saw talks on building systems from scratch, creating new and interesting uses for technology, and bringing those electronic bits to market. What are we talking about? Here are four of the best talks from last year’s Hackaday SuperConference: [Shanni Prutchi] is an ECE student at Rowan University, and has already published papers on radio astronomy and metrology. Her provides an overview of building her own source of quantum entangled photons and how these photons can be used. Quantum Key Distribution is …read more...

    A lot of us spend a lot of time switching between Windows and Linux. Now that platforms like the Raspberry Pi are popular, that number is probably increasing every day. While I run Linux on nearly everything I own (with the exception of a laptop), my work computers mostly run Windows. The laptop is on Windows, too, because I got tired of trying to get all the fancy rotation sensors and pen features working properly under Linux. What I hate most about Windows is how hard is it to see what’s going on under the hood. My HP laptop works …read more...

    We sometimes look back fondly on the old days where you could–it seems–pretty easily invent or discover something new. It probably didn’t seem so easy then, but there was a time when working out how to make a voltage divider or a capacitor was a big deal. Today–with a few notable exceptions–big discoveries require big science and big equipment and, of course, big budgets. This probably isn’t unique to our field, either. After all, [Clyde Tombaugh] discovered Pluto with a 13-inch telescope. But that was in 1930. Today, it would be fairly hard to find something new with a telescope …read more...

    A few months ago, a very inexpensive 3D printer appeared on Monoprice. My curiosity for this printer was worth more than $200, so I picked one of these machines up. The Monoprice MP Select Mini is an awesome 3D printer. It’s the perfect printer to buy for a 13-year-old who might be going through a ‘3D printing phase’. It’s a great printer to print a better printer on. This printer is a sign the 3D printing industry is not collapsing, despite Makerbot, and foreshadows the coming age of consumer 3D printers. The MP Select Mini isn’t Monoprice’s only 3D printer; …read more...

    We’ll just come out and say it, [reboots] has friends with nice garbage. Sure, some of us have friends who are desperately trying to, “gift,” us a CRT monitor, hope dropping like a rock into their stomach when they realize they can’t escape the recycling fee.  [reboots] has friends who buy other people’s poorly thought out CNC projects and then gift him with the parts. After dismantling the contraption he found himself with nice US and Japanese made linear motion components. However, he needed a CNC controller to drive it all. So he helped another friend clean out their garage …read more...

    We all know that it’s not the volts that kill you, it’s the amps. But exactly how many electrons per second are there in an amp? It turns out that nobody really knows. But according to a press release from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), that’s all going to change in 2018. The amp is a “metrological embarrassment” because it’s not defined in terms of any physical constants. Worse, it’s not even potentially measurable, being the “constant current which, if maintained in two straight parallel conductors of infinite length, of negligible circular cross-section, and placed 1 …read more...
    Most of us have a habit or two we’d like to break, but we lie to ourselves so those bad habits don’t seem as bad as they are. If you want to give a jump start to the unlearning process, begin by showing yourself hard evidence that your habit really is affecting you in a negative way.Read more......

    One of the better features in Snapchat is the often goofy geofilters that pop up when you’re making a snap from a specific location. Today, Snapchat’s making it easy to make your own filters for special events. Provided you don’t mind shelling out a few bucks, that is.Read more......

    The Amazon Kindle is a great ereader , but it’s not particularly feature-rich. Reabble is a simple little RSS reader optimized to work inside the Kindle’s experimental browser to make reading articles less of a chore.Read more......

    Just last week Sony announced that its game streaming service, PlayStation Now, was on its way to Windows PCs this fall. Turns out it’s sooner than that, because you can download it for Windows right now.Read more......

    Rich, nutty caramel doesn’t exactly scream “summer” but, when made with watermelon juice, the sticky sweet sauce makes for a fruity, ripe and bright tasting dessert topping.Read more...

    PennyCat delivers coupon codes and discounts to you for various online stores before you check out. Fire up Facebook Messenger (or send it a message on Facebook directly), tell it the store you need a code for, and the bot will search for you and spit out a code to try.Read more......

    Sports drinks seem like they should be healthy. Athletes endorse them, and they don’t have the same “liquid candy” reputation as the Pepsi a few shelves over. But how helpful are they to serious and casual exercisers? Not very, it turns out.Read more......

    Baked or mashed sweet potatoes are lovely, but what if you’re short on time and have only one sweet potato lying around the kitchen? Turn it into chips! This recipe by Allrecipes shows you how to use the microwave to make some sweet sweet potato chips in no time.Read more......

    Your smartphone does so much that it feels impossible to get through the day on a full charge. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Android’s Doze feature, introduced in Marshmallow and refined in Nougat, keeps battery drain low when you’re not using your phone. Here’s how it works, and how to make the most of it.Read more......

    iOS, Android: Stargazing is fun even when you have no idea what you’re looking at. Star Chart is a free app that makes the experience more informative, though. It tells you exactly what you’re seeing based on your location.Read more......
Anime

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    Anime Filter returns with episode 4 which covers Robotech episodes 10 through 12.

    A.O.T: Wings of Freedom is the perfect way to handle a game based on the popular Attack on Titan series, and it's become one of the best games of 2016.

    They are superior to everyone, absolutely infallible, and really enjoy playing The Sims we all know those certain anime characters that have that massive inflation that can only be called a god complex. A god complex can come in various forms, but in anime, it is a pretty popular trope. Some may say that...

    The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungo Stray Dogs manga announced on Friday that the anime's second half (starting with the 13th episode) will premiere on Tokyo MX and WOWOW on October 5 at 25:05 (effectively October 6 at 1:05 a.m.)....

    Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes: "When it comes to anime series, even the most absurd sounding idea can turn into something amazing if handled correctly. In fact, some of the strangest anime tend to be highly regarded thanks to their unique premises and art styles. The anime original series Punch Line attempts to embrace that type of crazy premise but now that it has been released in North America, is it one that is actually worth sticking around for?"...

    This year's 39th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that the third Haikyu!! television anime season will premiere on October 7. The Haikyu!! Karasuno Kk VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Kk (Haikyu!! Karasuno High vs Shiratorizawa Academy) anime will run on the MBS, TBS, CBC, RKB Mainichi Broadcasting, HBC, TBC (Tohoku Broadcasting Co., Ltd.), and BS-TBS channels. The staff will announce the precise airing times and other details in the future....

    The 14th compiled book volume of Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro's Akame ga KILL! manga revealed on Monday that the manga's 15th volume will be the last. The volume is slated for this winter.

    I cant stand modern movies. The images are too weird and eccentric for me. ~ Hayao Miyazaki Chances are youve seen the above cut from Naruto. In fact, Id be more surprised if you hadnt. But do you know the name of the animator behind that cut? Do you know what other shows that animator may have worked on? Of course you dont have to know the who in order to enjoy what the animator intended you as the viewer to enjoy but in my mind, its the best kind of thank you....

    You're listening to the first episode of a brand new series, Soundbooth!

    Have you seen a live cheer dance performance before? Most often, you would see girls being thrown high up in the air as if they are flying, and then they would graciously land on their feet while wearing a goddess smile. For a very long time now, girls have dominated the cheerleading world. When you hear the word cheer dance, you would immediately think of girls with tight-fitted clothes and short skirts, armed with frilly pompoms. However, Cheer Danshi has a different take on cheerleading its members are all men, specifically, college guys....





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