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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.
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.”
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.
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...
Researchers ought to be able to duplicate the findings of other scientists’ work, but a new study suggests that many published psychology results can't be recreated.
A huge, collaborative research project attempted to recreate 100 studies that were recently published in major psychology journals, and it found that only 39 of those studies' results could be replicated. That could mean that the studies were wrong in the first place, but researchers say that the findings tell more about the difficulty of designing a reproducible study than the accuracy of the studies themselves.
Studies need to be reproducible so that scientists can confirm their effects. That's why scientists have generally pushed toward reproducing studies — and not just in psychology. In part, that's to catch scientific fraud, but it's also simply to make scientific findings more trustworthy. In January 2014, the National Institutes of Health announced it would create new initiatives to address these concerns, but there still aren't widely established reproducibility guidelines. The study being published today speaks to why a bigger focus on reproducibility is necessary.
In response to this, FBI director James Comey defended the practice, saying that it was legal "under Justice Department and FBI guidelines at the time" and, furthermore, that this bit of deception worked. Comey also said that while guidelines had changed, and such impersonation would require "higher-level approvals," it was still something the FBI could do.
The AP has now sued the FBI, along with the Reporters Committee on Freedom of the Press (RCFP) over its failure to reveal any more details about this effort following a FOIA request. For reasons that are beyond me, even though it's the AP filing the lawsuit and the AP writing about the lawsuit, reporter Michael Biesecker apparently doesn't think its readers can handle the actual filing, so they don't include it (this is bad journalism, folks). However, you can read the actual lawsuit here.
In short, the AP made a FOIA request for documents related to this specific case above, as well as "an accounting of the number of times" that the FBI "has impersonated media organizations or generated media-style material" to deliver malware. The FBI said it was working on it, and then bizarrely told the AP that the request was being "closed administratively" because it was being combined with someone else's FOIA request, which left the AP reasonably confused, since they had not initiated that request and had no idea who had.
Apple won’t say how many Apple Watches it has sold, but market research firm IDC thinks the company’s new-fangled wearable is doing pretty well—at least as new-fangled wearables go.
IDC says that Apple shipped 3.6 million units in the second quarter of the year, or 20 percent of the overall wearables market for that period. That number puts Apple just behind Fitbit, currently the king of wearables, which shipped 4.4 million devices, according to IDC.
“Anytime Apple enters a new market, not only does it draw attention to itself, but to the market as a whole,” Ramon Llamas, research manager for IDC’s Wearables team, said in a statement. “Its participation benefits multiple players and platforms within the wearables ecosystem, and ultimately drives total volumes higher.”
APPLE HAS SENT OUT INVITES for its next iPhone event, confirming that the iPhone 7, or iPhone 6S, will arrive on 9 September as expected.
The invitation (below, via CNBC), typically gives little away, beyond the fact that the next iPhone will be announced on 9 September at 10am PT (6pm UK time) at the Bill Graham auditorium in San Francisco.