If you have been out to YouTube today you will have noticed that the "Watch Later" button is missing. The "Watch Later" button was a button control on the control panel if you wanted to add a video to your watch it later list.
So where did it go?...
Hackers are exploiting a serious zero-day vulnerability in the latest version of Apple's OS X so they can perform drive-by attacks that install malware without requiring victims to enter system passwords, researchers said.
Our podcast with Kevin Smith is one of my personal favorites. It might seem obvious to some people that you can't look around for affirmation to keep you motivated, and that haters are always going to be around with words of discouragement. Critics will have some valid points, but nobody is perfect -- and you just need to keep trying things until it works (with the exception that if your catchphrase is 'hail Hydra' -- maybe you're going down the wrong path).
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“Live” is everywhere. Snapchat is doing it. Twitter has plans to enhance it. Periscope and Meerkat are built on it.
So it’s not exactly surprising that Facebook is now getting in on live action. The social networking giant began testing a new feature on Friday that brought the annual Chicago music festival Lollapalooza live to users at home. Users could browse Lollapalooza’s “Place Tips,” a Facebook initiative that launched earlier this year, to see updates and photos from their friends at the festival as well as live, trending content from artists.
Fans at the event in Chicago could also use Place Tips in their Facebook app to see the band lineup for the day and figure out how to get to the next show they wanted to see. “Facebook is using location signals like GPS as well as physical Facebook Bluetooth beacons to surface Place Tips to people at the show in high-traffic areas of the festival,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
The first commercial for Motorola's brand new Moto G is here, and it does a good enough job of pulling off a laugh while showing off the desirability of Moto's new device. Here we see your average, lacrosse-loving party bro trekking across some unnamed desert. Parched and alone, he needs some inspiration, so he turns to his Moto G for support. He finds it, and the moment makes for a solid punchline, giving new meaning to the phrase "The thirst is real."
Does our hero look a bit like a pickup artist, and therefore like a complete buffoon? Absolutely. Is the use of "Ignition (Remix)" by known deviant R. Kelly just a little disconcerting? Of course. Is that just a really sad clone of Tinder? You bet. But all of it combines to a facepalm and a chuckle that can't be denied. The Moto G promises to be a great phone — matter what unfortunate character uses it. And given the phone's broad appeal, that's not a bad thing. Well played, Motorola. Well played.
Three weeks ago Uber rallied 400 drivers to testify in an employee classification lawsuit that they wanted to stay contractors
Now, some of them have changed their minds. After speaking with Lichten & Liss-Riordan, the law firm representing the plaintiffs in the suit, six Uber drivers who originally testified on behalf of Uber have decided to testify against the ride-hailing company. They submitted new court declarations saying they were misled about the difference between contractors and employees.
If Uber loses the driver classification lawsuit, it may have to reclassify its California drivers as employees, which would cost it hundreds of millions in payroll taxes a year, not to mention back pay and penalties. The company’s business model rides on the outcome.
Microsoft has finally begun rolling out support for syncing shared folders to a user’s computer through its OneDrive cloud storage service.
Now, people browsing a folder shared via OneDrive online or through a mobile app can click a button labeled “Add to my OneDrive” and have the folder added to their account. Changes made to items in that folder will automatically be pushed out to the computers of everyone who it’s shared with, assuming they’re compatible with the feature.
Syncing shared folders was one of the features OneDrive users have requested the most. A thread on a user feedback forum calling for the feature garnered nearly 6,000 votes of support. Until now, users have had to navigate a complicated mess of permissions to share a folder, and then recipients wouldn’t actually get a syncing version of the folder on their computer.
One way to protest irresponsible environmental practices is through the majesty of rap.
The former Unilever thermometer factory in Kodaikanal, India, disposed of toxic mercury waste at a scrapyard in 2001, and in the time since, 45 people have died — and more than 500 have been affected.
Unilever has denied the allegations on its website. However, the company does not link to outside sources to corroborate its statement.
Old habits die hard. You’ve probably experienced this when you vowed to eat all salads forever, only to crash and burn a few days later. Building new habits takes time. A lot of time. For me, turning my habits into calendar appointments made a huge difference. Here’s how this might work for you.http://lifehacker.com/5926583/why-ha...
In an ideal world, we’d all easily develop habits that set us up to succeed. Of course, reality is a party-pooper, since building new habits takes constant, concerted effort and repetition. Oftentimes, the challenge lies in just remembering to do the damn thing every day.http://lifehacker.com/how-to-debug-y...
A social media experiment to determine whether robots can trust humans ended abruptly on Saturday when hitchBOT was found dismembered.
Two weeks after setting out from Boston in an effort to reach San Francisco through the kindness of strangers, hitchBot met with the contempt of vandals. Over the weekend, the hitchhiking robot had its arms severed in Philadelphia, sometimes referred to as the city of brotherly love.
Here’s an innovation so impractical, uncomfortable, and expensive, that I can’t stop looking at it. Of course the world has produced a luxury Swiss timepiece that has space on its band for an Apple Watch. It’s a goofy two-faced hybrid watch that packs a gloriously unnecessary double-whammy of bling into a single object.
Pinnacle is a line of timepieces launched today by watchmaker Nico Gerard. On one side of your wrist rests a normal watch face; on the other, a 38-millimeter Apple Watch that connects to the Pinnacle’s bracelet. The basic stainless steel Pinnacle with a 41-millimeter case costs $9,300. A a blue-faced version costs $9,500. And for those with really truly too much money to burn, there’s an 18-karat gold model that’ll set you back $112,000. Whew!
Making geek dreams come true, Star Trek's original Lt. Uhura, Michelle Nichols, announced a few days ago that she's going on a mission for NASA. But don't get your hopes up Nichols getting into space -- she's actually flying on the agency's airborne observatory SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy), which studies things like the birth and death of stars, black holes in galactic centers and how new solar systems come together. Due to its unique observation location, it can detect things far out of reach for ground-based telescopes. Nichols says she'll be flying on September 15, and she might even be able to share her experience live on her celebrity philanthropy site, Starpower. This isn't her first time on a NASA mission: She also flew on the first-generation Keiper Airborne Observatory back in the 70s. SOFIA is an upgraded mission which uses a customized Boeing 747 and six instruments for capturing the cosmos, including cameras, a photometer and spectrometers.
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Soylent, the curiously named meal replacement system, was already pretty simple when it debuted a couple years ago. Instead of “wasting” your time cooking and preparing ingredients, the shakes could be prepared by simply mixing a nutrient-packed powder with water. All in all, the process only took a couple minutes — but now the company is back with an even simpler system.
Just like version 1.0, Soylent 2.0 provides all the vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, and protein that your body needs — but this time, it comes pre-mixed and ready-to-drink in a 16 ounce bottle. Therefore, instead of making your shakes in batches and storing excess mixture, you can just buy a pack of bottles and drink one whenever you need a quick meal.
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In the days before we had easily accessible maps of everything from our own body to the world undersea on our phones, in our cars and even on our wrists, being one of the limited number of places chosen to be "on the map" -- as in an actual folding paper one -- was a sign of a place's importance. Once you were on the map, you were often on it for good, even if your town burned down and disappeared decades ago. Today, for example, Kokrines is an empty spot on the side of the Yukon River, but one that still gets a named black dot on many maps.
This makes it all the more insulting to poor Pluto that it is no longer on most maps of our solar system after being demoted in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union. Could an entire world really be worthy of less recognition than an empty stretch of remote riverbank?
Why do we have so many languages in the world? We could easily blame it on a combination of creativity, contact, confusion, atrophy, and style caused by local populations used to create slight regional variations on the local tongue. Or we could say that God had a strong hand in the many languages that were created and who stated the below according to the Bible:...
Venture-backed food replacement drink maker Soylent – yes, named after the movie where people unknowingly were sustained by eating other people – is out today with its newest product. The company this morning introduced “Soylent 2.0″ (still not people), which is actually a vegan, soy-based nutritional drink that’s now shipping in a ready-to-drink package. Previously, Soylent sold its $3-per-meal shake in the form of a powder which shipped with a free mixer and scoop.
The outside investment helped bring the cost down to $2 for 400 kcal of Soylent (or $70/mo), which itself is a mix of carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins and dozens of other vitamins.
The startup built a lot of buzz, especially among the highly-driven tech community and college student crowd, who would down Soylent instead of meals when they were too busy coding or cramming to take time out to eat.