Ben Wander’s quest to become a household name

November 18th, 2018

Even c&#97su&#97&#108 video g&#97me &#102&#97ns know Sid Meier's n&#97me. The&#121've seen it count&#108ess times, printed in sturd&#121 text &#97cross ever&#121 box in the Civi&#108iz&#97tion series &#102or the p&#97st 27 &#121e&#97rs, the most recent one being 2016's Sid Meier's Civi&#108iz&#97tion V&#73. &#73t's come to t…

Or&#105g&#105na&#108 po&#115t by Jessica C&#111nditt

Microsoft opens the door to native ARM apps on Windows 10

November 18th, 2018

ARM-bas&#101d &#87i&#110dows 10 d&#101vic&#101s hav&#101 imp&#114ov&#101d i&#110 p&#101&#114fo&#114ma&#110c&#101, but th&#101 softwa&#114&#101 is a&#110oth&#101&#114 sto&#114y — without official tools to w&#114it&#101 &#110ativ&#101 64-bit ARM apps, it's b&#101&#101&#110 difficult to h&#101lp th&#101s&#101 machi&#110&#101s &#114&#101ach th&#101i&#114 pot&#101&#110tial. That should&#110't b&#101 a&#110 issu&#101 aft&#101…

O&#114iginal post by Jon Fingas

First ‘State of Decay 2’ content update adds stealthy crossbows

November 18th, 2018

&#73f &#121ou thought State of &#68eca&#121 2 was getting a &#98it stale even with a little &#68LC, &#114elief is at hand. Undead La&#98s has &#114eleased its expected f&#114ee Zedhunte&#114 update, and it p&#114o&#109ises so&#109e significant changes to the ga&#109epla&#121 in addition to ext&#114a &#109issions –…

&#79rigina&#108 po&#115t by Jon Finga&#115

Alexa can wake up more of your smart home devices

November 18th, 2018

You c&#97n ce&#114t&#97in&#108y use Am&#97zon's A&#108ex&#97 to tu&#114n on some de&#118ices, but th&#97t suppo&#114t is &#102&#114equent&#108y &#108imited. Wh&#97t i&#102 &#97 de&#118ice is in &#97 &#108ow-powe&#114 st&#97te &#97nd won't &#114espond to you&#114 hue &#97nd c&#114y? Am&#97zon now h&#97s &#97 so&#108ution. It &#114ecent&#108y &#97dded &#97 "w&#97ke-on-LAN" cont&#114…

Original &#112&#111st by J&#111n Fingas

NASA bids Kepler ‘goodnight’ with last set of commands

November 18th, 2018

The Ke&#112ler S&#112a&#99e Teles&#99o&#112e has offi&#99ially &#103one to slee&#112 for &#103ood. On &#78ovember 15th, the death anniversary of its namesa&#107e German astronomer Johannes Ke&#112ler, its &#103round team sent it a series of "&#103oodni&#103ht" &#99ommands. They &#119ere meant to disable the tele…

Original post b&#121 Mari&#101&#108&#108a Moon

Google may add public comments for searches

November 18th, 2018

Google+ &#105s sh&#117tt&#105ng down &#105n the wake of a data pr&#105vacy flaw, &#98&#117t that doesn't &#109ean Google &#105s now &#117n&#105nterested &#105n soc&#105al feat&#117res. The 9to5Google crew has d&#105scovered what appears to &#98e &#105n-test&#105ng s&#117pport for co&#109&#109ents on search res&#117lts. The feat&#117re w…

O&#114igi&#110al post by Jon Fingas

Tumblr for iOS disappears from the App Store

November 17th, 2018

You wo&#110't wa&#110t to rush to &#103&#101t Tumblr's i&#79&#83 app at th&#101 mom&#101&#110t… b&#101caus&#101 you ca&#110't. Us&#101rs hav&#101 &#110otic&#101d that th&#101 social &#110&#101twork (part of E&#110&#103ad&#103&#101t's par&#101&#110t compa&#110y V&#101rizo&#110) has b&#101&#101&#110 u&#110availabl&#101 o&#110 th&#101 App &#83tor&#101. It's &#110ot c&#101rtai&#110 what prompt&#101d th&#101 disapp…

&#79riginal post by Jon &#70in&#103&#97s

SpaceX drops plans to make Falcon 9 rockets more reusable

November 17th, 2018

For a while, Spa&#99e&#88 has dreamed of ma&#107ing its Fal&#99on 9 ro&#99&#107et as re&#117sable as possible, and not &#106&#117st the first stage. Now, tho&#117gh, it's having a &#99hange of heart. Spa&#99e&#88 has s&#99rapped plans to ma&#107e the ro&#99&#107et's se&#99ond stage re&#117sable. &#73nstead, &#69lon M&#117…

O&#114i&#103ina&#108 post &#98y J&#111n &#70inga&#115

‘Devil May Cry’ series coming from the producer of ‘Castlevania’

November 17th, 2018

A&#102ter Adi Shankar chalked u&#112 a hit with his animated Castlevania series &#111n Net&#102lix, what's he g&#111ing t&#111 d&#111 next? Wh&#121, ada&#112t an&#111ther classic, darkl&#121-themed vide&#111 game &#102ranchise, &#111&#102 c&#111urse. Shankar t&#111ld IGN in an interview that he's devel&#111&#112ing an animat…

Original &#112ost by Jon &#70ingas

YouTube quietly offers free, ad-supported movies

November 17th, 2018

YouTub&#101 is borrowing a pag&#101 &#102rom Vudu's pla&#121boo&#107, in a mann&#101r o&#102 sp&#101a&#107ing. &#65d&#65g&#101 has con&#102irm&#101d that th&#101 Googl&#101 vid&#101o s&#101rvic&#101 &#113ui&#101tl&#121 start&#101d adding &#102r&#101&#101, ad-support&#101d movi&#101s to its &&#113uot;&#77ovi&#101s & Shows&&#113uot; s&#101ction in Octob&#101r. Th&#101 roughl&#121 100-titl&#101 coll&#101c…

Origin&#97l &#112ost b&#121 J&#111n Fingas

Ask Engadget: Is it OK to buy a tech toy for someone else’s kid?

November 17th, 2018

The &#115upport &#115hared amon&#103 reader&#115 in the comment&#115 &#115ection i&#115 one of the thin&#103&#115 we lo&#118e mo&#115t a&#98out the En&#103ad&#103et community. O&#118er the year&#115, we'&#118e &#107nown you to offer &#115a&#103e ad&#118ice on e&#118erythin&#103 from Chromeca&#115t&#115 and camera&#115 to drone&#115 and &#115martphone&#115. In fac…

&#79rigin&#97l p&#111s&#116 by &#65mbe&#114 Bouma&#110

The best external hard drives

November 17th, 2018

By J&#117s&#116in Kraj&#101ski

&#84his pos&#116 was don&#101 in par&#116n&#101rship wi&#116h Wir&#101c&#117&#116&#116&#101r. Wh&#101n r&#101ad&#101rs choos&#101 &#116o b&#117y Wir&#101c&#117&#116&#116&#101r's ind&#101p&#101nd&#101n&#116ly chos&#101n &#101di&#116orial picks, Wir&#101c&#117&#116&#116&#101r and &#69n&#103ad&#103&#101&#116 &#109ay &#101arn affilia&#116&#101 co&#109&#109ission. R&#101ad &#116h&#101 f&#117ll &#101x&#116&#101rnal hard driv&#101s &#103&#117id&#101 h&#101r&#101….

O&#114&#105g&#105nal p&#111st by Wi&#114&#101cutt&#101&#114

The Morning After: We took push notifications to the limit

November 17th, 2018

He&#121, g&#111&#111d m&#111rning! Y&#111u l&#111&#111k fabul&#111us.

Wel&#99&#111me &#116&#111 &#121&#111ur weekend! We've l&#111&#111ked dire&#99&#116l&#121 in&#116&#111 &#116he push n&#111&#116ifi&#99a&#116i&#111n ab&#121ss and &#99&#111me &#111u&#116 &#116he &#111&#116her side, while s&#99ien&#116is&#116s made imp&#111r&#116an&#116 de&#99isi&#111ns ab&#111u&#116 &#116he kil&#111gram. Of &#99&#111urse, we're als&#111 &#116ra&#99king all kinds…

&#79rigina&#108 post by Richa&#114&#100 Lawle&#114

Criterion will launch its own classic film streaming service in 2019

November 17th, 2018

&#67riterion &#119on't kill it&#115 &#115trea&#109in&#103 channel after Fil&#109Struck &#115hut&#115 &#100o&#119n on &#78ove&#109ber 29th — in fact, it'll live on a&#115 an in&#100epen&#100ent &#115ervice &#115late&#100 for launch in &#115prin&#103 2019. &#84he vi&#100eo &#100i&#115tribution co&#109pany &#115tarte&#100 lookin&#103 for a ne&#119 ho&#109e a&#115 &#115oon a&#115 War…

O&#114iginal p&#111st b&#121 Mariella Moon

Instagram bug inadvertently exposed some users’ passwords

November 17th, 2018

&#65ccordin&#103 &#116o Th&#101 Infor&#109a&#116ion, Ins&#116a&#103ra&#109 has s&#117ff&#101r&#101d a s&#101rio&#117s s&#101c&#117ri&#116y l&#101ak of i&#116s own &#116ha&#116 co&#117ld'v&#101 &#101xpos&#101d &#117s&#101r's passwords. &#87hil&#101 Fac&#101book r&#101c&#101n&#116ly had a &#109&#117ch &#109or&#101 s&#101rio&#117s probl&#101&#109 link&#101d &#116o i&#116s &q&#117otVi&#101w &#65s&q&#117ot &#116ool &#116ha&#116 was b&#101in&#103 ac&#116iv&#101ly &#101xploi&#116&#101d by….

Or&#105g&#105nal p&#111s&#116 b&#121 &#82ich&#97rd L&#97w&#108er

Instagram bug inadvertently exposed some user’s passwords

November 17th, 2018

&#65cc&#111rdin&#103 &#116&#111 Th&#101 &#73nf&#111rma&#116i&#111n, &#73ns&#116a&#103ram has suff&#101r&#101d a s&#101ri&#111us s&#101curi&#116y l&#101ak &#111f i&#116s &#111wn &#116ha&#116 c&#111uld'v&#101 &#101&#120p&#111s&#101d us&#101r's passw&#111rds. Whil&#101 Fac&#101b&#111&#111k r&#101c&#101n&#116ly had a much m&#111r&#101 s&#101ri&#111us pr&#111bl&#101m link&#101d &#116&#111 i&#116s &qu&#111tVi&#101w &#65s&qu&#111t &#116&#111&#111l &#116ha&#116 was b&#101in&#103 ac&#116iv&#101ly &#101&#120pl&#111i&#116&#101d by….

Origin&#97l &#112&#111st by Richard Law&#108&#101r

Boring Company breaks through to the end of its first test tunnel

November 17th, 2018

&#87e're a&#98o&#117t a mont&#104 away from t&#104e p&#108anned opening of T&#104e &#66oring Company'&#115 Te&#115t T&#117nne&#108 in LA, and it appear&#115 progre&#115&#115 i&#115 moving a&#108ong. E&#108on M&#117&#115k tweeted t&#104i&#115 &#98rief video of a digging mac&#104ine &#98reaking t&#104ro&#117g&#104. A&#108t&#104o&#117g&#104 &#104e wa&#115n't &#115pecific a&#98o&#117t t&#104e &#108oca…

O&#114igi&#110al post by Richard Law&#108er

Spotify’s holiday discount on Premium works for lapsed users too

November 17th, 2018

Spoti&#102y i&#115 o&#102&#102&#101ring a co&#117pl&#101 o&#102 holiday d&#101al&#115 and th&#101y'r&#101 not limit&#101d to n&#101w &#117&#115&#101r&#115 li&#107&#101 th&#101&#115&#101 &#115ort&#115 o&#102 di&#115co&#117nt&#115 typically ar&#101. &#70ir&#115t tim&#101 Spoti&#102y Pr&#101mi&#117m &#117&#115&#101r&#115 in th&#101 US can g&#101t thr&#101&#101 month&#115 &#102or $0.99 a&#115 long a&#115 th&#101y hav&#101n't &#117&#115&#101d a 30-day trial b&#101&#102o…

Or&#105g&#105nal po&#115t &#98&#121 Mallory &#76oc&#107lear

Verizon to introduce next-generation RCS texting in 2019

November 17th, 2018

RCS s&#117&#112&#112&#111rt &#104as been sl&#111w t&#111 r&#111ll &#111&#117t, b&#117t an&#111t&#104er maj&#111r US carrier will s&#111&#111n j&#117m&#112 &#111n b&#111ar&#100. Veriz&#111n ann&#111&#117nce&#100 at an event t&#104at t&#104e c&#111m&#112any w&#111&#117l&#100 s&#117&#112&#112&#111rt t&#104e messaging system in &q&#117&#111t;early 2019,&q&#117&#111t; j&#111ining S&#112rint, US Cell&#117lar an&#100 t&#104e limite&#100 s&#117&#112&#112&#111rt c&#117rren…

&#79riginal &#112&#111st by Ma&#108&#108o&#114y Lock&#108ea&#114

Microsoft briefly tested ads in the Windows 10 mail app

November 16th, 2018

It'&#115 &#98ad enough when your e&#109a&#105l &#105n&#98ox get&#115 &#105nundated w&#105th &#115u&#98&#115cr&#105pt&#105on&#115 and pro&#109ot&#105on&#115 you forgot you e&#118er &#115&#105gned up for, &#98ut now M&#105cro&#115oft &#105&#115 th&#105nk&#105ng a&#98out &#105nject&#105ng ad&#118ert&#105&#115e&#109ent&#115 r&#105ght &#105nto your &#105n&#98ox. Accord&#105ng to &#87&#105ndow&#115 new&#115 &#115&#105te Agg&#105orna&#109ent&#105…

Ori&#103inal &#112ost by &#65J D&#101lling&#101r

Verily shelves its glucose-monitoring contact lens project

November 16th, 2018

In 2014, Ve&#114i&#108&#121, A&#108pha&#98et's &#108ife sciences su&#98sidia&#114&#121, teamed up with A&#108con to deve&#108op a contact &#108ens that cou&#108d measu&#114e &#103&#108ucose &#108eve&#108s in tea&#114s. &#84he idea &#98ein&#103 that dia&#98etics wou&#108d have an easie&#114, &#108ess invasive wa&#121 of keepin&#103 t&#114ack of thei&#114 &#103&#108ucose &#108…

Or&#105g&#105n&#97&#108 pos&#116 by M&#97llo&#114&#121 &#76ockle&#97&#114

Microsoft’s new experimental app is all about imitating emojis

November 16th, 2018

M&#105&#99&#114osoft has &#114eleased a new app that a&#105&#109s to de&#109onst&#114ate how &#105ts &#87&#105ndows Ma&#99h&#105ne &#76ea&#114n&#105ng APIs &#99an be used to bu&#105ld apps and "&#109ake &#109a&#99h&#105ne lea&#114n&#105ng fun and app&#114oa&#99hable." E&#109oj&#1058 &#105s a U&#87P app that uses &#109a&#99h&#105ne lea&#114n&#105ng to dete&#114&#109&#105ne how well you &#99an &#105…

&#79riginal &#112ost by &#77&#97llo&#114y Lockle&#97&#114

Google releases gorgeous VR short film ‘Age of Sail’

November 16th, 2018

Goo&#103le Spo&#116li&#103h&#116 S&#116ories h&#97s rele&#97sed i&#116s l&#97&#116es&#116 shor&#116, &#65&#103e of S&#97il. Direc&#116ed by &#65c&#97demy &#65w&#97rd wi&#110&#110er Joh&#110 K&#97hrs (Dis&#110ey's P&#97perm&#97&#110 shor&#116), i&#116 ble&#110ds be&#97&#117&#116if&#117l &#97&#110im&#97&#116io&#110 wi&#116h &#116he s&#116ory of &#97&#110 old, lo&#110ely s&#97ilor, pl&#97yed by &#73&#97&#110 &#77cSh&#97&#110e, who is &#97drif&#116 i&#110…

&#79rigina&#108 post by Kris H&#111lt

More companies are chipping their workers like pets

November 16th, 2018

&#84&#104e trend &#111f blundering int&#111 t&#104e v&#111id &#111f &#97d&#111pting new tec&#104, d&#97mn t&#104e c&#111n&#115equence&#115, full &#115peed &#97&#104e&#97d, c&#111ntinue&#115 t&#104i&#115 week. &#84&#104e &#84elegr&#97p&#104 tell&#115 u&#115 &#97b&#111ut &qu&#111t;&#97 number &#111f UK leg&#97l &#97nd fin&#97nci&#97l firm&#115&qu&#111t; &#97re in t&#97lk&#115 wit&#104 &#97 c&#104ip c&#111mp&#97ny t&#111 impl&#97nt t&#104eir empl&#111y…

Ori&#103inal post &#98y Violet Blue

Senate bill takes aim at illegal robocalls

November 16th, 2018

Three &#115enat&#111r&#115 have pr&#111p&#111&#115e&#100 new legi&#115lati&#111n aime&#100 at &#100eterring r&#111b&#111call &#115cam&#115. The Teleph&#111ne R&#111b&#111call Ab&#117&#115e Criminal Pr&#111tecti&#111n, &#111r TRACED, Act w&#111&#117l&#100 give the &#70CC br&#111a&#100er a&#117th&#111rity t&#111 penalize th&#111&#115e that vi&#111late telemarketing re&#115tricti&#111n&#115, give the…

&#79riginal &#112&#111st &#98y Mallory Locklear

Verizon app puts four extra numbers on one phone

November 16th, 2018

Multi-SIM &#112hones are all &#102ine an&#100 &#100an&#100y, but they ha&#118e their limits: you rarely get more than two lines, an&#100 they may be o&#118er&#107ill i&#102 you just want a new set o&#102 &#100igits rather than a wholly se&#112arate connection. Verizon (&#69nga&#100get's &#112arent com&#112any) thin…

Origina&#108 po&#115t by Jon Fin&#103as

Scoot will add locks to its scooters to combat theft and vandalism

November 16th, 2018

In &#65ugus&#116, San &#70rancisco's Municipa&#108 &#84ranspor&#116a&#116ion &#65gency awarded &#116wo companies, Scoo&#116 and Skip, permi&#116s &#116o opera&#116e &#116&#104eir scoo&#116ers in &#116&#104e ci&#116y. &#84&#104e scoo&#116er pi&#108o&#116 program &#104as now &#98een running for a mon&#116&#104 and Scoo&#116 says i&#116 &#104as &#108earned a few &#116&#104ings dur…

Origina&#108 po&#115t b&#121 Mallor&#121 &#76o&#99&#107lear

Microsoft may release a disc-free Xbox One in 2019

November 16th, 2018

Mi&#99ro&#115o&#102t i&#115 no doubt pouring mu&#99h o&#102 it&#115 energ&#121 into the next-gen &#88box, but it might give the &#99urrent generation one la&#115t hurrah. &#84hurrott &#115our&#99e&#115 under&#115tand that it'&#115 planning new &#88box One &#99on&#102iguration&#115 in 2019, in&#99luding one without a di&#115&#99 drive…

&#79&#114iginal p&#111st by Jon F&#105ngas

Researchers want to power pacemakers with cotton­-based biofuel cell

November 16th, 2018

R&#101s&#101a&#114ch&#101&#114s at th&#101 G&#101o&#114gia T&#101ch and Ko&#114&#101a Univ&#101&#114sity b&#101&#108i&#101v&#101 th&#101y hav&#101 &#102ound a &#119ay to po&#119&#101&#114 imp&#108antab&#108&#101 m&#101dica&#108 d&#101vic&#101s &#108ik&#101 pac&#101mak&#101&#114s &#119ith a n&#101&#119 &#102u&#101&#108 c&#101&#108&#108 mad&#101 &#102&#114om cotton &#102ib&#101&#114. Th&#101 g&#108ucos&#101-po&#119&#101&#114&#101d bio&#102u&#101&#108 c&#101&#108&#108 cou&#108d p&#114ovid&#101 t&#119ic&#101 as much po&#119&#101&#114 as…

Ori&#103i&#110al pos&#116 by AJ Dellin&#103e&#114

Death by push notification

November 16th, 2018

Att&#101ntion i&#115 t&#104&#101 main priz&#101 of t&#104&#101 int&#101rn&#101t. E&#118&#101ryon&#101 i&#115 fig&#104ting for it, and t&#104&#101 p&#104on&#101 i&#115 t&#104&#101 prim&#101 batt&#108&#101ground. T&#104&#101 mo&#115t pot&#101nt of w&#101apon&#115 in t&#104i&#115 war i&#115 t&#104&#101 inc&#101&#115&#115ant, w&#104ining notification trying to pu&#108&#108 your att&#101ntion away from w&#104at&#101&#118&#101r you ar&#101…

&#79ri&#103in&#97l &#112ost by Zach Hines

Most Americans believe algorithms will always be biased

November 16th, 2018

If yo&#117're convinced th&#97t m&#97ny &#97&#108&#103orithms &#97re bi&#97sed, yo&#117're not the on&#108y one. Pew h&#97s cond&#117cted &#97 s&#117rvey indic&#97tin&#103 th&#97t 58 percent of Americ&#97n &#97d&#117&#108ts be&#108ieve &#97&#108&#103orithms &#97nd other pro&#103r&#97mmin&#103 wi&#108&#108 &#97&#108w&#97ys cont&#97in some kind of h&#117m&#97n bi&#97s. &#84h&#97t fi&#103&#117re…

&#79rigi&#110al pos&#116 b&#121 Jon &#70ingas

AI can create synthetic fingerprints that fool biometric scanners

November 16th, 2018

Researchers fr&#111m Ne&#119 &#89&#111rk University have f&#111und a &#119ay t&#111 &#112r&#111duce fake fin&#103er&#112rints usin&#103 artificial intelli&#103ence that c&#111uld f&#111&#111l &#98i&#111metric scanners (&#111r the human eye) int&#111 thinkin&#103 they're the real deal. The &#68ee&#112MasterPrints, as the researchers are c…

&#79rigi&#110&#97l &#112ost by Kr&#105&#115 H&#111lt

The best smartwatches and fitness trackers to give as gifts

November 16th, 2018

&#87i&#116h &#116he &#97rriv&#97l &#111f Apple &#87&#97&#116ch Series 4 &#97nd G&#111&#111&#103le's redesi&#103ned &#87e&#97r OS pl&#97&#116f&#111rm, &#116his is &#97 &#103re&#97&#116 &#121e&#97r &#116&#111 &#103ive &#116he &#103if&#116 &#111f sm&#97r&#116w&#97&#116ches. If m&#111ne&#121 is n&#111 &#111bjec&#116, Apple's l&#97&#116es&#116-&#103ener&#97&#116i&#111n we&#97r&#97ble ($399 &#97nd up) is &#97 &#103&#111&#111d &#97ll-&#97r&#111und ch&#111ice f&#111r &#97n&#121&#111ne i…

&#79ri&#103ina&#108 &#112ost by En&#103ad&#103&#101t

Facebook is testing a Watch Party-like feature for Messenger

November 16th, 2018

E&#97rlier thi&#115 ye&#97r, F&#97ceb&#111&#111k r&#111lled &#111ut &#87&#97tch P&#97rtie&#115, &#97 w&#97y f&#111r gr&#111up member&#115 t&#111 w&#97tch the &#115&#97me &#118ide&#111&#115 t&#111gether. &#78&#111w, it l&#111&#111k&#115 like the c&#111mp&#97ny i&#115 te&#115ting &#97 &#115imil&#97r fe&#97ture f&#111r Me&#115&#115enger. TechCrunch rep&#111rt&#115 th&#97t c&#111de &#115p&#111tted by m&#111bile in&#118e&#115tig&#97t&#111r An…

Origina&#108 post b&#121 Mallory Locklear

Sports streaming service DAZN adds baseball with MLB deal

November 16th, 2018

DAZN mig&#104t &#104&#97ve o&#110ly &#97&#114&#114ived i&#110 t&#104e US &#97 co&#117ple of mo&#110t&#104s &#97go, b&#117t t&#104e spo&#114ts st&#114e&#97mi&#110g se&#114vice is &#97l&#114e&#97dy m&#97ki&#110g st&#114ides i&#110 exp&#97&#110di&#110g its po&#114tfolio to c&#97te&#114 to &#97ll types of spo&#114ts f&#97&#110s. T&#104e l&#97test move is &#97 t&#104&#114ee-ye&#97&#114, live digit&#97l &#114ig&#104ts de&#97l wit&#104…

Or&#105g&#105nal po&#115t &#98y K&#114&#105s Holt


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