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iPad App of the Week: Sunrise Calendar

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.<p>Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and …

What's the Most 'Cinematic' Programming Language?

Nominees for the Academy Awards of on-screen code.<p>Is Python—or the syntactical aesthetic of Python—worthy of the big screen?<p>Redditor Infintie_3ntropy caught the following Python script making a cameo in <i>Ex Machina</i>, recalling, "When I first saw it I was particularly annoyed since it had nothing to do …

You can build an iPhone 6 projector for less than $10

Projectors aren’t cheap, but what if I told you that you could build one for your iPhone with some stray materials laying around your house? <i>Business</i> …

Billy Beane, Moneyball And The Lessons Powering Data-Driven Businesses

I remember the thrill of first hearing the “Moneyball” story about the cash-strapped Oakland Athletics’ data-driven strategy to build a competitive baseball team. They did it in 2002 by prioritizing science over passion, letting on-base percentages and other, sometimes dull, measures of in-game …

Big Data

Hilarious Jimmy Kimmel Prank Finds Out How Much People Will Lie About Oscar-Nominated Movies

In the latest edition of “Lie Witness News,” late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel sent a camera crew to Hollywood to quiz people about Oscar-nominated films and roles — including some made-up ones.<p>For example, one woman was asked, “What did you think of Helen Mirren’s performance as Cate Blanchett as …

Former Opera CEO launches a feature-packed browser called Vivaldi

John S. Von Tetzchner, founder and former CEO of the popular Opera browser, has just announced a new way to browse the web. It’s called Vivaldi, and it’s aimed at power users. When von Tetzchner created Opera back in 1994, the startup browser began gaining some traction and soon became one of the …

Software

Everyone Is Freaking Out Over This New McDonald's Commercial

McDonald's debuted a new commercial during Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers.<p>Everyone was tweeting about it.<p>Set to the tune "Carry On" by the band Fun., the commercial features McDonald's signs that have shared words of encouragement, support, …

Bill Gates Will Drink Water Made From Poo To Prove New Sanitation Tech Works

After watching this video, no one should doubt Bill Gates’ commitment to raising awareness of the issues around sanitation and its importance to economic and social development in emerging markets.<p>In the video, Gates drinks water made from human waste to prove that the technology developed by …

Even Without Auto-Tune, T-Pain Sings Like an Angel

Watch as T-Pain performs as part of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series.<p>T-Pain is one of the finest singers and songwriters of our generation. This is an objective reality, and one that too many people fail to acknowledge. Perhaps it is T-Pain himself who obscured his own talents—in his heyday he was …

Does Apple really hate jailbreakers?

The cat and mouse between Apple and the jailbreak community has been going on for about 6 years now. Every time a new jailbreak tool is released, …

How impressive is the camera in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus? Let Iceland show you

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>If you’re among the thousands standing in line for a new iPhone, you probably have a little time to kill. So this …

Copyright Office Deems Aereo Not A Cable Company

More bad news for Aereo. U.S. copyright officials do not consider it a cable company under the terms of copyright law, CNBC is reporting.<p>Aereo lost a Supreme Court ruling last month after the court found the television-streaming service illegal due to violating broadcaster’s copyright licenses …

CBS News Mistakenly Calls Derek Jeter 'Michael' During Final All-Star Game

Link to Media<p>Derek Jeter was the biggest storyline of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. After all, it was the New York Yankees shortstop's 14th and final All-Star game of his 20-year career.<p>Given the situation, it's hard to fathom how CBS News made a glaring mistake when tweeting out a story about Jeter. …

Baseball

Huawei's WiFi is ten times faster than yours

Don't look now, but the speedy WiFi router you just bought may already be old hat. Huawei has tested WiFi based on a future standard (802.11ax) that can hit 10.5Gbps -- about 10 times faster than what you typically get out of an 802.11ac connection today. The trick, the company says, is making more …

FIFA Faces Calls To Redo 2022 World Cup Vote After Qatari Corruption Bombshell

Greg Dyke said that if the process of awarding the World Cup in 2022 was "corrupt", it had to be "looked at again".<p>He spoke out after the discovery of emails showing that hundreds of thousands of dollars were channelled to dozens of African football officials before and after the votes for the 2018 …

Verizon could be doubling bandwidth in cities with so-called 'XLTE'

If you've been using Verizon's LTE service in major urban areas for a few years, you're probably well aware that speeds aren't what they used to be. The drop in speeds has provided fuel for competitors AT&T and T-Mobile, but Verizon is about to roll out its answer to those problems next week, …

Google Maps On Mobile Gets Uber Integration And More

Google has updated its apps for iOS and Android with a bunch of new features, including Uber integration directly in its collection of options for travel directions. The Uber option will appear when you’re looking up transit or walking directions if you have the Uber app installed on your device in …

Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Charged for Incident at Miami Hotel

Link to Media<p><b>Updates from Thursday, June 12</b><p>Curt Anderson of The Associated Press has a major update on the legal situation surrounding Colin Kaepernick:<p>Ian Rapoport of NFL.com talked to the authorities, who provided more information:<p><b>Updates from Tuesday, June 3</b><p>Matt Barrows of the <i>Sacramento Bee</i> has …

Football (U.S.)

Looks familiar? It’s the house that inspired Pixar’s ‘Up’

This Is How Google Can Dominate The Smartwatch Industry For Years To Come

This week’s announcement of Android Wear by Google has felt like a shot in the arm for the smartwatch industry. Short of Apple’s mythical iWatch appearing on a wrist near you, the entrance of Google into the wearable space with a clear focus on the smartwatch as a platform is the move that everyone …

Oscar Mayer Wants to Make Your iPhone Smell like Bacon

Finally, a scent-emitting device that attaches to your iPhone and wakes you up to the smell of bacon.<p>Unfortunately, it’s not <i>quite</i> that simple. For …

Pokémon Is Coming To Netflix

Millenials (and all other Pokémon fans) rejoice, Pokémon is coming to Netflix.<p>The first season of the Japanese anime Pokémon originally aired in the …

Minecraft movie in the works at Warner Bros.

Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of the beloved indie sandbox sensation, reveals on Twitter that Warner Bros. and his studio Mojang are bringing Minecraft to the big screen.<p>Following the massive success of "The Lego Movie," it sounds like block-based blockbusters -- a pun no one could possibly …

Minecraft

Report: Texas to Sell Beer at Longhorn Sporting Events

Link to Media<p>According to a report by Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com, sources close to the University of Texas say the school may start selling beer at sporting events this week with the hope of potentially doing so at football games next fall.<p>Per Brown's report:<p>Starting with the Texas-Baylor …

College Football

Prepare Yourselves: 'Beetlejuice 2' Is Coming Your Way!

<i>Beetlejuice</i> is a classic movie – who here hasn’t seen it at least 50 times? While it’s hard to believe that the Tim Burton-directed film was released …

How to give an albino alligator a CT scan

Mr. Bones has an arthritis-related jaw condition. He can't open his mouth as fully as an alligator normally can. Lately, he's not even been able to open it as wide as usual. To find out what's up, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park in Florida had to take him in for a CT scan.<p>Mr. Bones …

Alligator

BitTorrent Announces Mobile App Using Its Live P2P Streaming Protocol

BitTorrent today announced plans to introduce the first Alpha product based on its Live P2P streaming technology: a new mobile streaming application coming later this year. Unfortunately, the company wouldn’t offer any more details beyond “The first app built using BitTorrent Live distributed …