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CEO Zuckerberg tweaks Facebook mission to focus on groups

By David Ingram | SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc ( FB.O ) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg revised the world's largest online social network's mission statement on Thursday to emphasize support for hobby clubs, civil society organizations and other community groups. The move comes as Facebook faces pressure from smaller rivals such as Nextdoor and Meetup, whose online networks bring together neighbors and people in the same area wi...
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Fingers crossed that Valve’s new Knuckles VR controller is as good as it looks

Valve is hoping to make virtual reality gaming a more finely-tuned and immersive experience with the introduction of a new ‘Knuckles’ controller for SteamVR that's now shipping to developers. With the device being unleashed (at least to devs), Valve has taken the opportunity to spill more info on exactly how the controller works – previously, we’ve seen glimpses of Knuckles, notably at Steam Dev Days 2016 last fall, but not much was shared ...
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How IT should prep for Apple's public OS betas

As has become Apple's standard practice in recent years, the company will soon roll out  public betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra . Both are expected to arrive by the end of June. Public betas can be useful for Apple and other tech companies. They accelerate feedback and can ensure that bugs — including ones that internal testing might not spot — get fixed before the final version of an operating system ships. And because public betas a...
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Complete Bathroom Overhaul

The hardest part of this entire project had to be changing the plumbing from the old urinals, All of this tile and concrete has been in the building since the mid 30's, so its all gotten very hard, as you'll see in later pictures I actually chose to frame out stub walls to hide all the plumbing and electrical because the walls are concrete. The old plumbing for the in ground urinals was completely plugged up, I brought out roto-rooter and t...
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Stack Clash flaws blow local root holes in loads of top Linux programs

LinuxSecurity.com: Powerful programs run daily by users of Linux and other flavors of Unix are riddled with holes that can be exploited by logged-in miscreants to gain root privileges, researchers at Qualys have warned. Original link
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Wonderfox HD Video Converter Factory 11.2

Wonderfox HD Video Converter Factory is a powerful, yet easy-to-use HD video conversion app. With it you can convert videos to 200+ popular formats and devices such as .MKV, .MP4, .AVI, .H264, .MTS, .M2TS, .FLV, .SWF, .HTML5, .WEBM, .TOD, .VOB, iphone7, iPhone 6S(Plus), iPhone 6(Plus), iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, Apple TV, Samsung GALAXY series, Android Smart, Curved 8K/4K TV, UHD TV, Surface, BlackBerry, PS4, Xbox One and more. ...
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Samsung developing dedicated chip for the Internet of Things - CNET

Samsung Samsung Electronics is going all in with the Internet of Things . The company announced this week that it is commencing production on the Exynos i T200, a processor optimised for IoT, reports ZDNet .The chip is a member of its Exynos range of mobile ARM processors, and supports wireless communications and improved security, the company said, boasting a function that prevents illegal copying. It has multiple cores and can support mul...
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Construction tech company Aproplan closes €5 million Series A

Not so long ago the administration needed to run a major construction project relied almost entirely on pen, paper, excel spreadsheets and faxes. That has provided a huge opportunity for startups to take a stab at digitising the construction industry. Brussels-based Aproplan , which bills itself as akin to “Salesforce for construction,” is one such company, and today is disclosing that it has raised €5 million in Series A funding. The round...
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Wisconsin is now the third state to allow delivery robots

Today the governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, signed a new law permitting the use of delivery robots on crosswalks and sidewalks across the state. In most places in the U.S., it’s not necessarily legal for a robot to roll around on a sidewalk. But now three states — Wisconsin, Idaho and Virginia — have passed statewide laws permitting the use of robots to deliver items to people’s doorsteps. Virginia was the first state in the country to p...
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Release: de Blob 2

Back in black. de Blob 2 , the return of our bouncy friend on a noble quest to preserve color, is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 25% launch discount.Oh no, the world is in monochromatic danger again! Comrade Black and Papa Blanc conspire to de-colorize Prisma City so de Blob must bounce back into action and paint the day!Use speed, power moves, and your vivid imagination to cruise through the streets and a wild variety of exotic ...
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Cheese: The Final Frontier For The Completion Of The Canada-EU Trade Deal CETA

Remember CETA , the "Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement" between the EU and Canada? After years of on-off moments, including one last burst of uncertainty in March of this year, it finally seemed that everything had been settled, and that the deal would soon come into force. But it turns out that there is another, hitherto-unsuspected problem -- cheese: Canada's CBC reported on its website that plans to have CETA (the Comprehensive ...
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Apple explains how to customize and share Photos Memories in new tutorials

  By AppleInsider Staff Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 06:29 pm PT (09:29 pm ET) Expanding its "How to Shoot on iPhone 7" tutorial series, Apple on Wednesday posted a pair of videos explaining how to customize and share Memories clips generated by the Photos app in iOS 10. Simultaneously posted to Apple's "How to Shoot on iPhone 7" webpage and official YouTube channel, the video explainers are produced in the same style as the first tutorials pu...
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“The enemy is real,” and the new Game of Thrones trailer is too

reader comments 39 It's the new trailer for Game of Thrones season 7! The second big trailer for Game of Thrones season 7 is here, and I'm starting to get pretty excited for the July 16 premiere. The cast and crew have promised that this penultimate season, only a measly seven episodes, will move at a faster pace than previous ones. Plus, all the characters will eventually find themselves in the same place at some point near the end of the ...
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First look at Samsung’s Bixby Voice preview for Galaxy S8

The Bixby button on the side of Samsung’s fantastic Galaxy S8 is finally getting its most important feature: voice support. The company has started rolling out an update to enable Bixby Voice for Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the United States who signed up to test Samsung’s rival to Google Assistant, Siri, and Cortana. It’s in very early beta — this is day one — and Samsung will be putting more work into the feature before Bixby Voice is wid...
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Damon Lindelof Takes On Watchmen, Writing Begins for Wonder Woman 2 and More DC News

Watchmen is one of those revered classic comics that nearly everyone seems to love. Many consider it to be one of the greatest graphic novels of all time, and because of that, it’s been tricky to adapt. In 2009,  Zack Snyder directed a film adaptation of the comic that drew mixed reactions. Some loved it, saying it was the best possible adaptation we were likely to get. Others criticized the excessive use of slow motion, changes to the endi...
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Digital Transformation is about Customer Ownership

Automation is just the beginning, understanding your customer is the new imperative. Forrester Research's report, The Digital Business Imperative , found that 31% of business executives surveyed believe that digital technologies are a major driver of business strategy. A more compelling 89% believe that digital will disrupt their business in the next year, because if they don’t, they risk losing customers, revenue and profits to more digita...
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Instagram gives social media influencers the benefit of the doubt

Julie Zerbo, editor-in-chief of legal site The Fashion Law, says that a large number of influencers who received an FTC warning letter are still violating its advertising guidelines . This includes people such as Emily Ratajkowski , the model-actress who just happened to be revealed as a OnePlus brand ambassador earlier today, during the company's launch of its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 5 . Zerbo, who has been covering the lack of ad d...
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Holy smokes! A $1.7 million Koenigsegg Agera R supercar catches fire in China

Why it matters to you Stuck in traffic? Late for work? At least your $1.7 million Swedish supercar didn't catch fire after a battery explosion. Swedish boutique supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg built only 18 examples of the Agera R between 2011 and 2014. Unfortunately, one of them just caught fire in China, and several smartphone-wielding bystanders were on hand to film the incident. Like every car Koenigsegg builds, the Agera R is highly t...
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The rainbow armpit hair trend has finally arrived

St. Louis-based hairstylist Caitlin Ford, or caitlinfordhair on Instagram, has upped the ante on the unicorn hair trend.  "My client wanted something fun she could show off while she was out celebrating St. Louis Pride Fest this weekend," Ford told Allure . So she came up with the perfect idea and dyed her client's armpit hair into a delightful, colorful rainbow.  Ford aptly calls her latest trend Rainbow Pits.  Caitlin's dye skills don't s...
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Cisco's new network uses machine learning to detect threats in encrypted data

Cisco's new network uses machine learning to detect threats in encrypted data CISCO HAS HAILED its new network, as a "significant breakthrough" thanks to its ability to detect malware in encrypted traffic. The company says that this is ‘one of the most significant breakthroughs in enterprise networking', and that the new network can anticipate actions, stop security threats and continues to evolve and learn. Rather than manually entering li...
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Chris Lattner, Poached From Apple To Become Tesla's Top Software Executive, Quits After 6 Months

Tesla said last night Chris Lattner, the vice president of Autopilot software, has left the company about six months after the electric car-maker hired him away from Apple . From a report: Lattner had led the software development team in charge of Autopilot. Tesla executive Jim Keller is now in charge of Autopilot hardware and software. The company announced it had also hired OpenAI research scientist Andrej Karpathy, who will serve as Tesl...
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HP ProBook 640 G1 14" Laptop Core i5-4300M 2.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD w/ Win 10 Pro

$329.99 (0 Bids) End Date: Thursday Jun-22-2017 6:54:39 PDT Bid now | Add to watch list
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Toshiba picks Japan government-Bain group to buy chip unit, big hurdles remain

TOKYO Toshiba Corp ( 6502.T ) has chosen a consortium of Japanese government investors and Bain Capital as the preferred bidder for its chip business, aiming to seal a deal worth some $18 billion by next week as it scrambles for funds to cover massive losses. But prospects for a clean early resolution to the sale of the world's No. 2 producer of NAND flash chips remain unclear as Western Digital ( WDC.O ), its chips business partner that ha...
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Former Apple exec Scott Forstall on creating the iPhone and what the reviews got wrong

Scott Forstall hasn't spoken publicly about the iPhone in five years, not since he was fired from Apple in 2012. But Forstall, Apple's former SVP of iOS who worked closely alongside Steve Jobs from the time they worked together at NeXT, spoke candidly about the creation of the original Apple handset during a fireside chat with journalist John Markoff Tuesday night at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.  Forstall was ru...
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Banana-Pecan Sheet Cake

A dear friend of mine gave me this recipe, and I make it often, especially for potlucks. Sometimes I make it ahead, freeze the cake and then frost it before the party. —Merrill Powers, Spearville, Kansas Original link
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