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Adventures in Cooking with Camel Hump Fat

A journey into the heart of humpness<p>I first heard about camel hump fat on an Los Angeles-based podcast (of course). The hosts were discussing coconut …

Food

Miley Cyrus pranks Jimmy Kimmel with 'a full-on wrecking ball'

When Miley Cyrus said she was “coming in like a wrecking ball” just for Jimmy Kimmel, she wasn’t kidding.<p>EW got a sneak peek of the <i>Younger Now</i> …

Miley Cyrus

Starbucks is beating Apple, Google and Samsung at mobile payments

Apple and Google may be two of the biggest companies in the tech industry, but they’re both losing to Starbucks when it comes to one important metric.<p>No, we’re not talking about numbers of coffees made per year, but rather the success of their respective mobile payment services. According to a new …

Mobile

New Instagram update called Mute lets you hide posts from annoying friends

Instagram introduced a new feature today called Mute. As you might have guessed, the new setting tweak lets you curate your feed by muting certain people and brands you follow. You’re still a follower of those people and brands, but they won’t clog up your feed.<p>According to Instagram, the feature …

Social Media

This startup is poised to optimize digital advertising, using blockchain

2017 marked a major milestone in the world of advertising: it was the first year on record that global digital ad spending exceeded global TV ad spending. Worldwide, advertisers spent $209 billion on digital, compared to $178 billion for TV.<p>The digital marketing sphere has come a long way from …

Blockchain

Twitter is killing off its apps for Xbox, Roku, and Android TV

Probably for the best<p>Today Twitter announced it is killing off several of its apps, including Twitter for Android TV, Twitter for Roku, and Twitter for Xbox.<p>Twitter for Xbox allowed for curated Twitter commentary to display while watching videos, and had a whopping average rating of one and a half …

Android TV

Zuckerberg avoided tough questions thanks to short EU testimony format

Mark Zuckerberg got to cherry-pick the questions he wanted to answer from EU Parliament after it spent an hour taking turns rattling off queries in bulk before leaving just a half-hour for his batched responses. Zuckerberg immediately trotted out his dorm room story of not expecting Facebook’s …

Mark Zuckerberg

Apple partner TSMC begins mass production of 7-nanometer ‘A12’ processors for this year’s iPhones

<i>Bloomberg</i> reports this evening that Apple’s manufacturing partner TSMC has started production of processors for the iPhones launching later this year. The chip will likely be called the A12…<p>The report explains that the A12 will use a 7-nanometer design that is faster, smaller, and more efficient …

IPhone 8

Analysts say YouTube TV is the television service Apple should have built

AllianceBernstein analysts have suggested that the on-demand streaming subscription service YouTube TV is the television service Apple should have built.<p>They point to how YouTube has persuaded many to become cord-cutters, using the service to replace their cable subscription – and they present an …

Televisions

Apple invites press to WWDC 2018 keynote, iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 unveil expected

Apple has confirmed with press that its next media event — the opening keynote of WWDC — will take place on June 4th at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. The keynote will be held in San Jose, California, at the McEnery Convention Center where Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is held.<p>WWDC 2018 runs June …

Apple

Here’s why bartenders wear Apple Watch

If you’re not convinced you need an Apple Watch, you might be able to justify one if your job forbids you from checking your phone.<p>This makes the wearable particularly popular within the service industry, according to an informal survey of airline attendants, bartenders, waiters, baristas and TSA …

Apple Watch

'The Expanse' Revived for Season 4 at Amazon

The news comes 10 days after Syfy canceled the space drama after three seasons.<p>Amazon Studios is in talks to revive one of CEO Jeff Bezos' favorite …

Science Fiction

Barack and Michelle Obama Sign Massive Production Deal With Netflix

It’s official: Barack and Michelle Obama are moving from the White House to Netflix.<p>The former President and First Lady have signed a multi-year …

Michelle Obama

Wireless 'robofly' looks like an Insect, gets its power from lasers

A new type of flying robot is so tiny and lightweight — it weighs about as much as a toothpick — it can perch on your finger. The little flitter is also capable of untethered flight and is powered by lasers.<p>This is a big leap forward in the design of diminutive airborne bots, which are usually too …

University of Washington

HMD Global raises $100 million to help Nokia expansion, now a ‘unicorn’ startup

• HMD Global just raised $100 million to help push the Nokia brand in 2018.<br>• With this new funding, the HMD Global “unicorn” status is solidified, since it now is worth over $1 billion.<br>• The company committed to “aggressively expanding” the Nokia brand, and reaffirmed its commitment to the Android One …

Mobile Technology

Facebook is killing Snapchat with the format it created

After introducing Stories in 2013, Snapchat’s most prominent feature has really come into its own in the past two years.<p>In 2016, Facebook poked the proverbial bear by making off with Snapchat’s signature feature. Drawing the ire of the internet in the process, it didn’t take long to expand into …

Profit

Adobe to acquire Magento for $1.68B

Adobe announced today that it was acquiring Magento for $1.68 billion. The purchase gives Adobe a missing e-commerce platform piece that works in B2B and B2C contexts and should fit nicely in the company’s Experience Cloud.<p>It should also help Adobe compete with Salesforce, which offers its own …

eCommerce

Man dies after Tesla crashes into San Francisco area pond

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A man was killed when the Tesla automobile he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and plunged into a pond, authorities said Monday.<p>California Highway Patrol spokesman Daniel Jacowitz said rescuers pulled the Tesla Model S from the pond early Monday …

San Francisco

Google Photos adds likes and favorites with hearts and stars

Twitter swapped out its Favorite star icon for an appreciation-focused heart icon instead, but Google Photos is embracing both icons with an update rolling out now. The company announced this afternoon it’s adding a new star-shaped Favorites button to its photo-sharing service starting today, which …

Google Photos

Google and Microsoft disclose new CPU flaw, and the fix can slow machines down

New firmware updates are on the way<p>Microsoft and Google are jointly disclosing a new CPU security vulnerability that’s similar to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that were revealed earlier this year. Labelled Speculative Store Bypass (variant 4), the latest vulnerability is a similar exploit to …

Information Security

Siri is telling people it's getting a major update at WWDC

Siri's getting a makeover — at least that's what the Apple digital assistant strongly hinted at with its responses about the upcoming Apple developer …

Apple

Thousands of Apple ID Passwords Leaked by Teen Phone Monitoring App Server

<i>ZDNet</i> reports that a server used by an app for parents to monitor their teenagers' phone activity has leaked tens of thousands of login credentials, including the Apple IDs of children.<p>The leaked data belonged to customers of TeenSafe, a "secure" monitoring app for iOS and Android that allows …

Customers

Apple reduces USB-C to Lightning Cable price amid rumors 2018 iPhones dropping USB-A

Apple’s 1m USB-C to Lightning Cable, which allows faster charging for compatible iPhones and iPads, has been reduced in price. When the cable debuted, the original price was $25 for the 1m version, and $35 for the 2m version.<p>It appears that last month, Apple quietly dropped the price of the 1m …

Mobile Technology

This 27-year-old ex-Facebook engineer invented a super popular way to protect Mac PCs from hackers without Apple's help

A tiny security startup called Kolide is starting to make waves within the computer security world.<p>It helps businesses dive into the guts of their employees' Macintosh computers to find all the sketchy things a hacker could use to break into a corporate network.<p>Kolide is on the radar because its …

Workstations

Infographic: Why ‘Transformists’ Are the Demographic Brands Should Be Targeting

While millennials may be the hottest demographic for marketers to target, research by Insider Inc. and Digitas says they’re not the most powerful …

Advertising Industry

Secret Brexit deal could threaten scotch whisky

A post-Brexit trade deal with the US could mean whiskey galore for the UK.<p>But while drinkers might be celebrating, this could be bad news for scotch whisky distillers who are being warned that their industry faces a glut of imports from US producers if trade barriers come down once the UK leaves …

United Kingdom

Fresh Strawberry Butter

<b>A simple recipe for fresh strawberry butter. This sweet flavored butter is light and fluffy and is perfect for all kinds of quick breads, sweet rolls</b> …

Breakfast

Westworld's Rinko Kikuchi talks Shogun World's bloody debut

On Sunday night, we finally visited the much anticipated Shogun World, and met <i>Westworld</i>’s Edo period counterparts (since Lee Sizemore plagiarized …

TV Series

Here's What The "Buffy" Cast Looks Like 15 Years After The Series Finale

Sunnydale was destroyed for good when "Chosen" aired on May 20th, 2003.

TV

Lenovo is teasing a notchless all-screen phone

While most Android phone makers are going the way of the notch lately, I’m happy to report that Lenovo’s bravely trying a different approach with its next flagship.<p>Over the weekend, the company’s VP Chang Cheng took to Weibo to share a sketch of the upcoming Lenovo Z5 (above) – and it’s all screen …

Mobile Technology