Phillip Sinclair

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Madonna releases six tracks after leak of demos that was 'form of terrorism'

• Singer says six Rebel Heart songs ‘an early Christmas gift’ for fans<br>• Latest surprise release by major artist follows developing trend<p>Madonna has reacted to the leak of demos from her new album – which she described earlier this week as “artistic rape” and “a form of terrorism” – by releasing six …

Kate Winslet eyed for female lead in Steve Jobs film

Universal Pictures is eyeing Kate Winslet to play the lead female role in Aaron Sorkin’s movie on Steve Jobs, reports Variety.<p>It’s still unknown what character the <i>Titanic</i> star might play, but after a couple of other Oscar-nominated actresses have dropped out of the project, Winslet’s addition could …

Photo Sharing is Big, Big Business: Instagram is Now Reportedly Worth $35 Billion

When Facebook agreed to acquire Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock back in April 2012, the world balked at the price. Instagram was only a …

5 Digital Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

Navy's Robot Tuna Goes For A Swim

Deploying Nemo<p>Last week, a new U.S. Navy robot swam near the Joint Expeditionary Base near Norfolk, Virginia. The robot is known by two names that run the gamut from Pixar-cuddly to over-the-top action movie. Project Nemo, a.k.a. GhostSwimmer, is a tuna-inspired bot that might protect soldiers in …

Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million payment cards

(Reuters) - Office-supply retailer Staples Inc SPLS.O said about 1.16 million payment cards might have been affected by the data breach announced in October.<p>A Staples truck delivers office supplies in San Diego, California September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake<p>An investigation by external data …

Apple Pay Responsible for 1% of Digital Payment Dollars in November, Most Popular at Whole Foods

Apple Pay is seeing impressive early adoption numbers according to a new ITG Investment Research Report on Mobile Payments (via <i>MarketWatch</i>), which suggests Apple's new payment service was responsible for a total of 1 percent of digital payment dollars during the month of November.<p>Apple still trails …

Krypton Anonymous Browser - Indie app of the day

Pros<p>It comes bundled with Tor which can be activated with one touch.<br>Uses a bunch of privacy-minded stuff like HTTPS on every website and other behind-the-scenes tools to keep things as private as possible.<br>The UI isn't bad and the browser works as expected.<br>Free with no in app purchases.<br>Open …

Comcast's new customer service fix: use the app to schedule a call

Years of being dinged for ineffective and unresponsive customer service may be catching up to Comcast, which is finally responding with some much-needed tweaks. Charlie Herrin became its SVP of Customer Experience in September, bringing new features to the My Account app (iOS, Android) that track …

Elon Musk's hyperloop is actually making progress

When Elon Musk unveiled his idea for the Hyperloop in August of 2013, no one seemed sure what the next step would be. The Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO …

Google slams secret Hollywood attempt to ‘censor the internet’

Search company hits out at the Motion Picture Association of America after claims it is trying to revive the failed Stop Online Piracy Act<p>Google has accused Hollywood of attempting to “secretly censor the internet” by reviving the failed Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) to enable wholesale …

Duet turned my old iPad into a fast MacBook display

I just spent $10 on Duet Display to turn my aging iPad into a secondary MacBook display. That’s about five times more than I’d normally consider prudent for an app, but it was worth every penny.<p>I’ve been a daily iPad-as-secondary-display user for years. My go-to app had always been Air Display (and …

Google Is Shocked -- Shocked! -- by Hollywood Studios’ Lobbying

Google takes a jab at the MPAA over a lobbying scheme unveiled, thanks to the Sony hack.<p>Google took aim at Hollywood’s lobbying arm Thursday night, accusing the Motion Picture Association of America of leading a “secret, coordinated campaign” to revive controversial online piracy legislation with …

CalDigit’s Thunderbolt Station 2 starts price war on Thunderbolt 2 docks w/ $170 pre-order, reg. $200

Looking to grab market share from rival makers of Mac Thunderbolt docks, CalDigit today announced Thunderbolt Station 2, an aggressively-priced Thunderbolt 2 docking hub that promises to surpass earlier Belkin and Elgato units in features and build quality. Redesigned from a prior model, …

The value of Apple Pay in one stat: almost half of Americans have had card details stolen

Apple Pay may be more convenient than carrying around a whole bunch of different cards, and contactless payment is certainly very quick and easy, but it’s the security which is arguably the greatest benefit. Your actual card details are never stored in your phone or on an Apple server, and only a …

Amazon adds Disney and Dora to FreeTime Unlimited kids service

There's a new way to amuse, educate or just distract your offspring while Mommy has a little sippy-poo for the holidays -- Amazon has just dumped a bunch of new content into FreeTime Unlimited. The kid-centric service runs $2.99 a month for Prime subscribers, and includes around 4,000 educational …

How Android 5.0 lets you get raw for better photos

For more than a decade, photographers using traditional cameras have been able to get higher image quality by "shooting raw." The new Android 5.0 brings that ability to mobile-phone photographers, with software support now arriving.<p>Raw photos come from a camera's image sensor before the camera …

Mobile Photography

The Sound System In This New Audi Will Have 23 Speakers

So instead of just the left and right channels you also get spatial height.<p>According to Audi, the addition of this third dimension makes the sounds even clearer and more vivid.<p>But creating the setup isn't just a matter of specific speaker positioning.<p>At its core is a complex algorithm that …

In North Korea, kids don’t even know the internet exists. So how did the country pull off the Sony hack?

So the FBI has now formally accused North Korea of being behind the gigantic cyber-attack that has brought Sony Pictures to its knees over the past month—culminating in Sony’s decision yesterday to pull <i>The Interview,</i> which is about a fictional plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un, from theaters.<p>In other …

North Korea

Apple will restore blood sugar tracking to Health app with iOS 8.2 release

With the upcoming public release of iOS 8.2, iPhone and iPad users will note the return of glucose tracking to the Health app.<p>In October, Apple removed blood sugar measurement from the app because it offered only one unit of measurement — mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter). This is commonly used in …

Explaining Mysterious 'Pancake Ice' on River in Scotland

The right conditions make for strange lily-pad formations.<p>Strange-looking formations that resemble frozen lily pads have appeared this week on Scotland's River Dee, drawing Internet attention from around the world. Called "ice pancakes" or "pancake ice," the natural formations occur when conditions …

Google Just Gave Photographers A Big Reason To Choose Android Over The iPhone

This means users will be able to see what photos look like before the phone's camera processes it and translates it to a JPEG file.<p>The ability to shoot in raw is common on high-end DSLR cameras, but it hasn't really been available for mobile phones until recently.<p>Nokia's Lumia 1520 and 1020, which …

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 15% off, Samsung 40″ LED HDTV $298, Sony on-ear headphones from $8, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the brand new 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p><b>Today’s can’t miss deals:</b><p>Get <b>15% off</b> iPad Air 2 at Target stores<p>Samsung 40-inch 1080p 60Hz Slim LED …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Could Be Just 10 Years Away

Hyperloop, the ultra-fast tube transport dreamed up by SpaceX founder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, could be ready for passengers in as few as 10 years.<p>In a 76-page report released on Dropbox on Thursday, a new startup called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies laid out plans for building …

ISS astronaut needs a wrench, NASA successfully 'emails' him one

We're finally starting to see the benefits of having a 3D printer aboard the International Space Station, as NASA and Made in Space basically emailed a ratcheting socket wrench to astronaut Barry Wilmore.<p>Before 3D printing, if astronauts needed something that wasn't already aboard the ISS, they …

Space Science

BlackBerry hit by worse-than-expected sales

BlackBerry shares fell on Friday despite the smartphone maker announcing better-than-expected orders for the new Passport phone, as well as slashing losses.<p>The Canadian company lost $148m (£95m) for the three months to 29 November, a dramatic turnaround from the $4.4bn loss for the same period a …

Apple Loop: iOS 8.2 Details, Apple's Working Conditions Attacked, Ignore Apple Watch

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers a preview of iOS 8.2 with Apple Watch support, the result of the iTunes DRM class-action suit, the BBC looks at working conditions in Apple’s supply chain, a new TouchID patent, Paypal in the Apple Store, Apple …