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YouTube Music iOS App Launches in Canada, Along with YouTube Premium

Back in May, YouTube announced it would launch YouTube Music and YouTube Premium in Canada “soon”, and today that day has come.<p>YouTube Music is …

YouTube Music

Google launches YouTube Music and YouTube premium paid streaming platforms in Canada

U.S.-based streaming giant and Google subsidiary YouTube has announced that its YouTube Music and YouTube Premium streaming platforms are now …

YouTube Music

Here’s what GitHub developers really think about Microsoft’s acquisition

Now that the dust has settled on the big news of Microsoft’s plans to acquire GitHub, developers have had a chance to react. Some are shocked, others are welcoming the move, and most seem to be waiting to see what will happen once the deal closes later this year. While Microsoft has attempted to …

Satya Nadella

25 Basic Camera Terms All Beginner Filmmakers Should Know

If you want to use a camera, you're gonna want to know this terminology.<p>Filmmaking might be a creative art form, but it's also incredibly technical, …

Cinematography

Gene Munster: Apple is 5 years behind Netflix

But, he adds, Apple’s original video content is further along than you think.<p>From a note to Loup Ventures subscribers posted Friday, before the Oprah …

Entertainment

This Crazy Slide Is Either Evil or Funny

Why would you build a slide like this? It's really long and it's really straight. When humans get to the end, they can't stop. I don't know what the …

Physics

Leica M10 Edition Zagato Reimagines the German Brand's Legacy

One of the most elegant M cameras to date.<p>Leica has just revealed the official imagery for its latest creation, the M10 Edition Zagato.<p>An addition to the long line of limited edition Leicas, this latest camera is built around the M10 digital platform, made public only last year. The Edition Zagato …

Leica Cameras

Jaguar broke a world record with this tiny electric boat - The Verge

It’s the company’s latest jump into the electric vehicle game<p>Jaguar’s battery-powered V20E boat just broke a maritime speed record.<p>Peter Dredge, the co-founder of Jaguar Vector, piloted the boat at speeds of 88.62 miles per hour across eight miles of the Coniston Water lake in Cumbria, England. His …

Speedboat

It’s a little scary how smart Google’s DeepMind just got

Oh joy – Alphabet Inc.’s AI subsidiary DeepMind has taken another step forward in understanding the world the way humans do.<p>The company that has …

Artificial Intelligence

The 5G standard is finally finished with new standalone specification

Now the real work begins<p>It’s been a long time coming, but there’s finally a finished 5G standard. Earlier this week, the 3GPP — the international group that governs cellular standards — officially signed off on the standalone 5G New Radio (NR) spec. It’s another major step toward next-generation …

Cellular Networks

The secret to loving your life

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Self-help

'Westworld' science adviser shares his vision of robots and the future of AI

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Fans of the HBO series "Westworld" know that it doesn't shy away from big and often mind-bending themes. From questions about robot consciousness to the ethics of artificial intelligence, the show has taken some of the most compelling questions about technology and neuroscience …

The Future

The 17 most promising movies and TV shows to watch this summer

Ah, summer. A time for beach trips, barbecues, and Hollywood franchise sequels.<p>While this summer movie season in the northern hemisphere is no different from those of years past—in that almost every movie from a major studio is a sequel—it also features some intriguing indie options that aren’t …

Entertainment

A Well-Traveled Couple Launch a Line of Sleek Homes on Wheels

The husband-and-wife duo behind Living Vehicle tell us the story behind the off-grid, mobile home that is shaking up the industry.<p>Santa Barbara, California–based architect Matthew Hofmann and his wife and business partner Joanna have been embracing the nomadic life for the past few years, residing …

Santa Barbara

This 1 Feel-Good Habit Can Help You Live 52 Percent Longer

Living hard and playing hard during the week? Research shows you can compensate for your up-all-night lifestyle on Saturday and Sunday.<p>While pulling all-nighters during the week is not the greatest habit to build, a new study shows that you can actually make up for it over the weekend.<p>The study …

Sleep

Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein

Sorry, steak fans.<p>It’d be great if a burger-a-day diet was healthy. Don’t get me wrong—it’s not the worst. You’ve got protein in there and hopefully some veggies on top (and on the side) , and even some fiber from the roll (you used whole grain, right?).<p>Unfortunately, study after study shows that …

Nutrition

How to Jumpstart a Car

It's never too late to learn.<p>When your car doesn't start, you most <i>likely</i> have a dead battery and the fastest way to get back on the road is a quick jumpstart. This simple trick takes less than five minutes and only requires a set of jumper cables and another vehicle that is running. If you've never …

Electric Vehicles

Stan Lee’s alleged elder-abuse and money issues have grown. Here’s how we got to this point.

<b>LAST SUMMER,</b> everything changed. That was when Stan Lee lost his wife of seven decades — and, subsequently, so much else.<p>Without her, the factions within Stan Lee’s circle have fought and fractured, right up to this week’s allegations of elder abuse of Lee, who turned 95 in December.<p>Joan Lee — Stan …

Comics

Outdoors: Hike barefoot and feel the outdoors

"Do as we say, not as we do," my wife, Gillian told our 8-year-old foster daughter, "Little Wren." "Now say it back to me."<p>Solemnly, as if she were …

Hiking

A Violent Windstorm Sends Porta Potties Flying Into the Air Spewing Their Contents Onto the Crowd

In a literal version of the normally proverbial shit storm, a pair of porta-potties that were set up for an event, went flying into the air when an …

The Brain

Hyrdapak Expedition

Made using tough, durable, nylon TPU film laminate, the Expedition ensures that hydration is a priority on your next long hike or camping trip. …

Hiking

Shortcuts: A New Vision for Siri and iOS Automation

In my Future of Workflow article from last year (published soon after the news of Apple's acquisition), I outlined some of the probable outcomes for the app. The more optimistic one – the "best timeline", so to speak – envisioned an updated Workflow app as a native iOS automation layer, deeply …

Apps

Fortnite fans are furious at Sony for ruining their handheld dreams

You can’t play Fortnite on PS4 and resume on the go with the Nintendo Switch<p>Sony is blocking <i>Fortnite</i> cross-play and progression between the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and <i>Fortnite</i> fans are furious. Hundreds of <i>Fortnite</i> fans are reacting angrily on the Resetera forums and Reddit after learning …

Gaming

Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch is exactly what you’d expect

How is portable Fortnite when you have actual hardware controls?<p><i>Fortnite</i> launched on the Nintendo Switch today and, despite a rather huge problem with player accounts, it’s a good port of a popular game. But how much do you have to give up to take the game on the road?<p>It turns out, not much. There …

Gaming

Fortnite hits 125 million players in less than a year, says Epic Games

That’s bigger than League of Legends<p><i>Fortnite</i> is one of the biggest games on the planet, and Epic reportedly has the numbers to prove it.<p>The publisher announced on Tuesday that <i>Fortnite</i> has 125 million players, which makes it bigger than massive MOBA titles like <i>League of Legends</i>. <i>Fortnite</i> first …

Gaming

An 860-Square-Foot Tiny Home Becomes a Summer Haven For a Family of Five

Nestled near Lake Michigan, a family finds peace and relaxation in the form of an off-grid tiny home.<p>Designer Jorie Burns never forgot her childhood summers in Michigan. Although it's been years since those particular long days—and she now has three kids of her own—Jorie always planned to return to …

Lake Michigan

The internet loled at AirPods when they launched. Who’s laughing now?

If history has taught us anything, it’s that when we make fun of early adopters, they tend to be right.<p>In 1897, the first automobile was sold. No one believed that cars would replace the horse—so much so that the speed of a car was called “horsepower” for comparison’s sake. Today there are over 1 …

Google Glass

I've been to 25 countries and I can tell you there are only 11 phrases you need to get by anywhere

There are more than 6,000 languages in the world, but the vast majority of people won't learn more than two or three.<p>Language barriers can cause frustration and inconvenience if you're traveling to a country where English isn't commonly spoken. I experienced the difficulties firsthand throughout my …

Language Learning

How To Reset Your Gut In 3 Days, According To Science

It's well-known that our diet can have a big influence on the health of our gut, but did you know it can make lasting changes in as little as three …

Wellness

Tesla to cut 9% of jobs in 'difficult but necessary' reorganization

Tesla told employees Tuesday it will cut about 9 percent of its workforce, trimming mostly salaried positions.<p>Since the start of the year, Tesla has …

Tesla