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Mobile gaming company DeNA has launched a live streaming app that lets users stream anything on their smartphones, from chats to apps and video.
Mirrativ goes beyond popular video live streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat, as well as console-oriented Twitch, because it can broadcast smartphone screen content instead of just live feeds from the camera or video games.
A blend of the words "mirror" and "narrative," Mirrativ will mirror the content of the broadcaster's screen on those of followers. The broadcaster can receive feedback in real time in the form of stars, questions or comments.
Most people get excited for an open bar at a wedding, but at a wedding in Oregon, guests enjoyed an open weed bar, complete with a knowledgable budtender.
John Elledge, a professional cannabis cultivator by day, married Whitney Alexander on Aug. 8 at a Christmas tree farm in West Linn, Oregon. And because the event was held on private property, the weed tent was totally legal.
Hence, its new iOS 9 operating system will boast a new feature, called App Transport Security, or ATS, which is supposed to require iPhone app developers to use an advanced security protocol. The idea is to keep the operating system lock tight.
Google says it cares a lot about privacy, too. And it says Apple is doing the right thing.
While the score is perfect, CR still spots a few areas where the P85D can improve. First, the nearly $128,000 price makes the sedan the most expensive vehicle ever tested by the magazine. For the large sum, the reviewers wanted for a little more in the way of tech and comfort – ventilated seats, for example. They would also like some more nobs and buttons on the dashboard. Plus, the car locked the driver out once.
The last car to receive such effusive praise from the magazine was also a Tesla Model S, when it scored 99 points in 2013. The P85D offered just the right upgrades to earn the ultimate score. Listen to CR's full thoughts about the EV in the clip, above.
It seemed like the amazing HTC Vive virtual reality headset would be the first to market—ahead of Sony’s Morpheus and the Oculus Rift. That’s not necessarily happening. According to a new press release, consumers probably won’t be getting their hands on Valve VR until 2016. Shame.
While originally, the Vive was set to ship this holiday to consumers (here’s the proof) a Valve press release now suggests a staggered rollout: only “a limited quantity of community and developer systems” will be available this holiday, with consumers having to wait till the first quarter of next year.
If you like bold, high contrast designs, today’s home screen is for you. This design uses a primarily black base (which makes it great for AMOLED displays), accented with stark greens for an attractive display.
This home screen was designed for both Zooper and Themer. If you want to use this on your own launcher grab the Zooper files here. If you want to use it on Themer, download the .zip from the source link below and follow these steps:
Facebook has reached a new milestone: 1 billion people using the social network in a single day.
Facebook reached the high mark on Monday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. That means roughly "1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family" in a single day, he added.
DJI didn’t start out as the best entry-level drone maker on the market but, at this point, it’s safe to say that they’ve taken the crown from Parrot and are truly creating flying machines worth flying. The new Phantom 3 Professional is the gold standard for quadcopter and I was amazed at the ease-of-use and quality of the photos and video it took.
The Phantom 3 is essentially a camera platform. It costs about $1,259 thanks to the impressive camera/gimbal combination mounted to the bottom. You control it via both a handheld control box with multi-axis sticks as well as onscreen via a smartphone tethered directly to the remote control. The smartphone sends GPS and other data to the drone and you can see what the drone sees as you fly.
A new video from Android Police has been getting publicity after showing how easy it is to break your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 by putting the stylus in backwards. Before we go any further on this issue, we have to emphasize that you should not try this because your phone will (sort of) break.
The Note 5 incorporates an S pen detection feature that launches a display when the pen is removed from it’s slot. But when the pen is put in backwards it hooks on to an internal mechanism that breaks when it is pulled on, thus breaking the detection feature. It’s important to note that the stylus is shaped in a way that the wrong end can fit into the slot without any force. This means that even gravity can jam your stylus, because you don’t even have to put the pen in all the way. Even by putting the pen less than halfway in, the internal mechanism could snag and break… as we unfortunately found out ourselves. To be clear, “break” isn’t exactly the right word: The phone and the stylus still work, it’s the detection mechanism that no longer functions.
What might actually break it is pushing the phone all the way in the wrong way. We found that out too—because our own David Pierce did not heed these warnings. Now, the stylus is stuck inside the phone.
The Associated Press filed a lawsuit (PDF) this morning, demanding the FBI hand over information about its use of fake news stories. The case stems from a 2007 incident regarding a bomb threat at a school. The FBI created a fake news story with an Associated Press byline, then e-mailed it to a suspect to plant malware on his computer.
The AP sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the FBI last year seeking documents related to the 2014 sting. It also seeks to know how many times the FBI has used such a ruse since 2000. The FBI responded to the AP saying it could take two years or more to gather the information requested. Unsatisfied with the response, the Associated Press has taken the matter to court.
An Electronic Frontier Foundation FOIA request on a different matter revealed the strategy in 2011, but it wasn't made public until last year, when privacy researcher Chris Soghoian saw evidence of the operation in the documents and tweeted about it. That spurred both the AP and The Seattle Times to complain vocally about the FBI's behavior.
Get ready to feast your eyes on a mashup that is equally what-the-heck amazing and a little too disturbing: Grand Theft Auto: Pokemon Edition. YouTuber Merfish modded his GTA V game to resemble the characters from his self-proclaimed favorite series, Pokémon. Then he recreated the opening theme from the North American cartoon. It kinda works in a way that makes me wonder about the truth behind Pokémon.
He has some iconic characters — mostly humans painted in some iconic Pokémon skin colors — that make me wonder just how much drugs the GTA NPCs are on. The mods also include accessories, like Ash’s hat, and Team Rocket as they would appear today.
What’s great is just how matched Merfish got his mashup. There’s even a side-by-side comparison video of the recreation and the original opening to see just how eerily accurate it is. Merfish’s channel sports some other great GTA mashups, such as “Lester the Pooh” and “Three’s Company.”
For a medium that’s just a little over 40 years old (give or take), it’s kind of incredible just how many truly classic video games are completely out of print. Yes, there is a relative handful of random games available for download through Nintendo’s Virtual Console, Sony’s PlayStation Network, or Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 backwards compatibility. There’s an even smaller subset of games that have gotten the full “HD remake” treatment in recent years, making them once again available on a new generation of consoles.
For the vast majority of video games that exist, though, the only way to legally obtain a copy is to track down original hardware and used software that may not have been produced for decades. Digital Eclipse is looking to change that, using a mix of technology and attention to historical detail to ensure that the classics of gaming remain in circulation in a cost-effective, accurate, and respectful manner.
“Classic games are being devalued in the way they’re released,” Digital Eclipse’s Head of Restoration Frank Cifaldi told Ars in an interview (note: Cifaldi and I used to work together at Gamasutra). “The Virtual Console is a great platform for just buying a game and playing it, [but] I feel as a consumer when I download something like that, ‘OK, you sold me a ROM and an emulator. Is that all you've got for me?’”
Facebook just heralded a huge milestone, on Monday nearly 1 in 7 humans logged on to its site.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg detailed the accomplishment in a post from his personal Facebook profile:
On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family.
Another day, another low-cost smartphone promising to change the market appears -- or two of them do. This time the devices are the brainchild of former Apple CEO John Sculley and his new company Obi Worldphone.
The Obi SF1 and SJ1.5, designed by San Francisco-based product studio Ammunition, are aimed at emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The two smartphones feature Obi Lifespeed, a custom user interface for Google Android.
If you’ve ever watched an industrial robot in action it’s clear to see they are very fast, very precise, and very repetitive. They can work much faster than a human doing the same task, and scaled up it can produce a much more efficient production line. However, their efficiency is surprisingly not great when it comes to energy use.
Research carried out at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden discovered that those quick, stop-start precision movements of a robot actually waste a lot of energy. The good news is, it’s quite easy to fix the problem by introducing fluidity of motion.
Instead of movement that uses very quick acceleration and deceleration combined with long stationary times, an optimization algorithm was developed and used that reduces the speed individual movements are completed without impacting the overall speed of the robot’s task. The order in which movements are performed is also optimized where possible.
There’s a lot going on in the economy right now, including all this news about the Fed raising interest rates. The details can be confusing, but what you really need to know is how this will affect you as a consumer. Here’s what the hike means for your debt (and what you should do about it).
There’s been a lot of talk about when exactly the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. Long story short, this will impact a lot of things, including your loans and your debt.http://twocents.lifehacker.com/who-is-the-fed...