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Where can I get HDR TV shows and movies for my new HDR TV?

Without high-dynamic-range (HDR) content to watch, your brand-new HDR-capable TV is just a regular TV. It might be a huge 4K TV teeming with buzzword features and more smarts than a computer, but without a real HDR source, it's not going to look its best.<p>Actual HDR TV shows and movies are required …

Martellus Bennett came back from his ankle injury because of Luke Cage

Bennett cited the Marvel superhero as the inspiration for his coming back into the game<p>Early in the New England Patriots' game against the Cleveland …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

The tiny bits of code that can wreck computers

Some dangerous bits of code come in surprisingly small sizes. But just a few bytes can be enough to wreck computers and even bring a warship to a standstill.<p>One of the best programming jokes – and there are plenty to choose from – goes like this: Why did the programmer die in the shower? Because …

University of Cambridge

BDI takes audio furniture to the next level

If you already own or plan on buying an audio or home theater system, I have a question, what do you put it on? Or if you want to keep the gear out of sight, what are you going to put it <i>in</i>? When I was an audio salesman these questions came up all the time. Of course some folks already had exactly …

How Microsoft built a computer so good, even Apple wanted to copy it

They were there to launch the Surface Pro 3, the newest version of Microsoft's tablet.<p>"This is a big day," Nadella told Panay. "Let's get it right."<p>The pressure was on: The first generation of Surface tablets had performed so badly in the market, Microsoft had to take a $900 million write-down for …

Batteries

How Uber Manages Drivers Without Technically Managing Drivers

The popular car service is using apps to tell the people behind the wheel what to do. Welcome to the era of algorithmic management.<p>If Uber exerts too much control over its drivers, it risks providing evidence to the many lawyers who accuse the company of treating its independent contractors as …

Transportation

Cheating, hockey and padded stats: why Canada struggles at Summer Olympics

The Winter Games are fertile hunting ground for Canadians but the same can’t be said when it comes to competition in warmer climes<p>After four years of waiting, the big moment is almost here. The eyes of the world will be focused on Rio next week, as the planet’s greatest athletes gather and the …

Canadian police under scrutiny after black man dies after an altercation with officers

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>, Reporter<p>Around 9:30 a.m. Monday, police in Ottawa were called to a coffee shop in the Canadian capital city's downtown. Patrons said a man was there, and that he was groping people.<p>When two responding officers arrived, they encountered Abdirahman Abdi, 37, a mentally ill …

Success of Pokemon GO adds impetus for change at Nintendo

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The phenomenal success of Pokemon GO and the surge in Nintendo Co’s (7974.T) market value by $17 billion in just over a week has been seized upon by one of its most vocal investors to press for a change of strategy at the company.<p>A "Pidgey" Pokemon is seen on the screen …

Vulkan enables 'revolutionary' Nintendo 64 emulator

It has been about half a year since the low-level graphics API, Vulkan, was released in February. Since then, it has been included in various …

Retrogaming

Here's Why Women's Shirts Button on the Opposite Side of Men's

Stupid patriarchy!<p>Within the simple action of buttoning a top is an age-old design mystery no one can seem to solve: <i>Why</i> are women's shirt buttons placed on the left while men's are positioned on the right? There's no real practical reason for the differentiation these days, but the tradition has …

These headphones mold to your exact ear shape in 60 seconds

Headphones are a major pain point for music and podcast lovers. Traditional headphones are clunky, while earbuds fall out and can't seem to stay untangled.<p>But a new kind of earbuds might just fit better than other headphones. That's because they're custom fit to your ears.<p>Revols, created by a …

Consumer Tech

Surprise! The First Big Company With the Nerve to Get Into the Marijuana Business Is ... Microsoft

Just a few days after buying LinkedIn, Microsoft announces new cloud-based pot compliance software.<p>You'd think Microsoft would have its hands full dealing with its acquisition of LinkedIn, just announced on Monday, and all the adjustments and questions that will go with it. You'd also think buying …

How Leaving America Changes What People Think About Guns

"When I hear about people who own 15 assault weapons I think, why do you need that?"<p>When you live abroad, you start to see your home country differently. I speak from experience: After moving to Switzerland in 2006, I began to see American policies for what they were—one country's way of doing …

DIVIDED AMERICA: Constructing our own intellectual ghettos

NEW YORK (AP) — Meet Peggy Albrecht and John Dearth. Albrecht is a free-lance writer and comedian from Los Angeles who loves Bernie Sanders. Dearth, a retiree from Carmel, Indiana, grew up a Democrat but flipped with Ronald Reagan. He's a Trump guy.<p>They live in the same country, but as far as their …

If LeBron lost Cleveland with one Decision, he can win it back with another

You could argue this is the biggest game of LeBron James' life.<p>As Game 6 of the NBA Finals descends upon us, a series that 10 days ago looked like a …

Netanyahu's New York travel bill included $1,600 for hairstyling

Israeli PM’s visit cost taxpayers $541,886 according to details published after months of efforts to prevent release<p>A visit to New York by Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and his wife Sara cost the country’s taxpayers $541,886 (£382,000) , according to a detailed breakdown published …

Samantha Bee Asks the Right Questions About Orlando

The Full Frontal host’s furious monologue on the massacre in Florida underscores her ascendency as the best political voice on late-night television.<p>Since the departure of Jon Stewart from <i>The Daily Show</i> last August, the oft-repeated question has been who would step into his shoes and assume the …

How GoFundMe is making sure all of those Orlando victim fundraisers are legit

By Caitlin Dewey<p>, Reporter<p>A GoFundMe campaign for victims of this weekend’s Orlando shooting has raised more than $3 million from 75,000 donors in fewer than two days. Altthough that campaign is legitimate, other GoFundMe sites have attracted the attention of the Florida attorney general’s</i> …

Florida

Samsung KS9500 (UE65KS9500) UHD 4K TV Review

What is the Samsung KS9500?<p>The Samsung KS9500 is the manufacturer's flagship Ultra HD 4K TV for 2016 and sits at the top of their SUHD range. It uses …

How AMD's 'The Uprising' Ad Campaign Will Incite A Radeon Rebellion

<i>AMD’s upcoming marketing campaign attached to their Polaris architecture and Radeon RX 480 rollout is designed to target community, not competition. Forbes speaks to Raja Koduri, Chief Architect of the Radeon Technologies Group, and Global PR Director Chris Hook about AMD’s plans to reclaim more</i> …

Computer Hardware

EVGA’s upcoming DG-8 Gaming Case looks like a cool wall oven

Computer cases often fall into one of two categories: general or personal. That is, either you’ve opted for a case that reflects your interests or …

Hand-Drawn Logos as Vector Graphics

Download this huge collection of 229 hand-drawn logos with included vector graphics.<p>The friendly team of TSV Creative has packed together this great …

Are We All Just Giving Up On Split-Screen Video Games Forever?

I bought a new TV this weekend. It’s 65 inches, 4K, and something of an extravagance, I admit. But given that I play video games for a living, I figured it was a worthwhile investment, particularly with all the rumblings of 4K capable PlayStations and Xboxes in the future.<p>The thing is beautiful. …

The FDA's e-cigarette rules are going to destroy the vaping market

The agency's recently released electronic cigarettes regulations reveal themselves to be a misguided attempt at protecting the public from the dangers of smoking, but they do little to achieve that goal.<p>Worse, by effectively destroying the nascent but growing e-cig and vapor industries, the FDA has …

Public Health

Petition to activate smartphone FM radios gains steam as carriers agree to flip the switch

A new report from CBC News details the progress being made to unlock the FM radio chip that many smartphones feature. Many smartphones have an untapped FM chip inside them that users are unable to take advantage of and while many Android devices are confirmed to have the chip, the iPhone also has …

Cemu Wii U emulator runs Mario Kart 8 almost flawlessly after update

Wii U emulation is progressing rapidly, and it won’t be long before you’ll be able to play your game library on PC.<p>Last year, the internet saw its …

This free app could get you 911 help faster than dialing the police

In fact, the current system of call routing could cost you precious seconds during an emergency.<p>That's where an app called Patronus, formerly known as BlueLight, comes into play.<p>Consider the situation in Oakland, California, where residents face a tricky decision every time they dial the …

College & University

Tech Deals: 50% Off Xbox One Games, Moto X Pure Edition, 2016 Roku Stick, More

We’ve hit the mid-point of the month. For some, this time of the month represents an opportunity to treat themselves with a technology-based …