Mike Robby R. Smith

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Apple bought a company that hints it's exploring a new form of computing

Augmented reality, or AR, is the concept that allows developers to overlay digital information on top of the real world. Many companies are working on AR including Microsoft with its HoloLens project and Google through its major investment in the secretive startup Magic Leap. AR and virtual reality …

Apple Adds High-End 15" Retina MacBook Pro to List of Macs Supporting Dell's 5K Display

Apple has updated a support document on its website to reflect that the high-end 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, equipped with AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics, is capable of driving Dell's dual-cable UP2715K 27-inch 5K display. Apple initially released OS X 10.10.3 in April with support for the dual-cable …

Path Sells Its Social Networking App To Daum Kakao

The company behind the Path social networking app might be looking for a new name. That’s because Dave Morin and crew have sold their social networking app of the same name to Korean messaging heavyweight Daum Kakao.<p>In a blog post this evening, Path Inc. CEO Morin the confirmed sale of the Path and …

Apps

Temperature's rising: expert says dinosaurs were warm-blooded

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dinosaurs, those bygone masters of the planet, were warm-blooded just like today’s mammals, according to a scientist who judged their metabolism using body mass and growth rates deduced from fossils of species including Tyrannosaurus rex.<p>Vertebrate paleontologist Michael …

Dinosaurs

Avago to buy Broadcom in $37-billion deal

Long before Snapchat or Silicon Beach were ideas, chip maker Broadcom Corp. grew from its roots in a Santa Monica condominium into a 10,000-worker powerhouse in Irvine that helped turn Orange County into a technology hub.<p>Co-founders Henry Samueli and Henry T. Nicholas III became billionaires in the …

Tony Kanaan to feature Taylor Swift paint scheme in Detroit

DETROIT -- Add former Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan to the list of fans who just can't shake off Taylor Swift.<p>Swift will fill in the blank …

Motorsport

Apple reportedly buys augmented reality company Metaio

Apple has acquired Metaio, a German maker of tools for building augmented reality apps, according to news reports and an alleged document confirming a transfer of shares.<p>Apple didn't exactly confirm the deal, instead offering this statement: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to …

Augmented Reality

World of Warcraft movie: Duncan Jones tweets first image

Shot of orc chieftain Orgrim Doomhammer fuses features of English actor Robert Kazinsky with CGI work from Hulk creators Industrial Light and Magic<p>It has been nine years in development and lost at least one high-profile director along the way. But the first glimpse of swords and sorcery fantasy …

World of Warcraft

See All the Looks From Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood"

Snowsuits! Spiked Bras!<p>Tonight, Taylor Swift debuted her newest music video, "Bad Blood," and there is a <i>lot</i> to see. From Tay in a spiked bra and mini shorts to Lily Aldridge in a furry white snow getup, see all the looks from the music video.

Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon Danced Like Mad Fools on the Jumbotron

They are "famous Jumbotron dancers."<p>Yes, Taylor Swift can do The Robot.<p>Hot off her hilarious appearance on the <i>Saturday Night Live</i> 40th Anniversary Special, Taylor was on Jimmy Fallon's show Tuesday to talk about his one-year anniversary as host of <i>The Tonight Show</i>. (Can you believe it's been a whole …

Award Shows

Kate Upton Shares All the Intimate Details of Her Beauty Routine

For the model, actress, and face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, makeup isn't about changing your looks but enhancing them—and offering a confidence boost.<p>Simple makeup has always worked best for me. I grew up in Florida, and I think that may be part of the reason. I was really involved with showing …

The App Store makes more money than Hollywood

Hollywood has long been the sparkling gem of entertainment in the U.S., but when it comes to making money, Apple is schooling the entertainment industry on how to bring in the cash with the App Store.<p>In 2014, iOS app developers earned more than Hollywood did from U.S. box office revenues, reports …

She’s It

<b>What:</b> A luncheon hosted by <i>W</i>’s Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg, and sponsored by Piaget and Dom Perignon, in celebration of Hollywood’s It Girls.<p><b>When:</b> Saturday, January 10th<p><b>Where:</b> A.O.C. restaurant in West Hollywood.<p><b>Who:</b> Model of the moment Gigi Hadid was joined by Nicola Peltz, Brit Marling, …

Taylor Swift had to fight label to keep country music off of new album 1989

Taylor Swift has once again been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year, but she admits it was a hard road to get there.<p>Swift’s latest album, 1989, marks her first official foray into pop, and it has been a smash success, debuting at No. 1 across all genres and selling more than a million copies in …

Taylor Swift's YouTube Views Doubled Following Spotify Pullout, Averaging 35 Million Views Daily

Following Taylor Swift's controversial music removal from Spotify, her YouTube views (including her Vevo channel) doubled within the first week. As reported by Mashable, from Nov. 3 to Nov. 9, Swift went from approximately 12.5 million daily views to just short of 24 million views. By Nov. 16, …

11 Things You Didn't Know About 'iCarly'

<i>In 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ...</i><p>With his hit shows "Drake & Josh" and "Zoey 101" coming to an end, Dan Schneider was focused on his next project. The new series starred "Drake & Josh" alum Miranda Cosgrove as a girl making her own web series with her best friends, played by Jennette McCurdy and Nathan …

New details on the sequel to the OnePlus One — one of the hottest Android phones of the year

OnePlus, the Chinese tech startup that created the super hard-to-find OnePlus One, is already planning to launch a new phone next year.<p>The company’s global director Carl Pei confirmed as much in a thread on Reddit in September, but now we’ve learned a few small details about the phone, rumored to …

Tiny Batteries Could Revolutionize Green Energy

Nanotechnology could dramatically improve energy storage for electronics, cars, and buildings.<p><b>Tiny is big in the quest to build batteries that store more energy for cars, buildings, and personal electronics.</b><p><b>Nanosize batteries that are 80,000 times thinner than a human hair represent a promising new</b> …

Taylor Swift Leaves Us Breathless With 'Blank Space' Performance At The AMAs

Taylor Swift showed us incredible things during Sunday's American Music Awards, where she performed "Blank Space" for the first time. Her performance, which kicked off the ceremony, played off the song's music video, and she pretended to be a "crazy" girlfriend. There were many, many back-up …

The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To America)

Everyone’s favorite emoji began in Japan. But without Google, it may have stayed there.<p>If the story of the poop emoji’s rise were told in emojis, it would look like this:<p>…which is to say, it is an international tale of drama, cultural differences, and near-disasters. This is that tale, told for the …

Language

Billy Joel Comes to Taylor Swift’s Defense; Calls Her Haters “Snoots”

It must be hard out there for those few stalwarts who haven’t joined the cult of <b>Taylor Swift</b>. The woman is everywhere. Dominating the charts, covering magazines, and even cropping up in random family photos. While it’s probably O.K. if you don’t <i>love</i> Taylor Swift, it’s not O.K. for you to hate (hate …

Intel to reorganize its PC and mobile chip groups come 2015

It has been a little while since we’ve heard anything about Intel and its mobile chip efforts, but the division doesn’t look to be having the easiest of times. In a bid to improve its mobile standing, Intel is planning a little reorganization. The company will be combining operations for PC and …

Learn Warren Buffett's '2 List' Strategy and Master Your Priorities

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on JamesClear.com<p>With well over 50 billion dollars to his name, Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among the wealthiest people in the world. Out of all the investors in the 20th century, Buffett was the most successful.<p>Given his success, it stands to …

Self-improvement

Gillian Jacobs Tells Craig Ferguson The ‘Greatest Story’ He’s Ever Heard

Stream The Best New Albums This Week From Nine Inch Nails, Teyana Taylor, And Dawes<p>Derrick Rossignol 06.22.18 5 hours ago<p>All The Best New Indie Music From This Week<p>Philip Cosores 06.19.18 3 days ago<p>All The Best New Music From This Week That You Need To Hear<p>Philip Cosores 06.18.18 4 days ago<p>Stream …

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First Europeans survived the worst of the Ice Age

Related Stories<p>45,000-year-old man was human-Neanderthal mix, Science Online, 23 Oct 2014<br>• Ice Age words stand the test of time, Science Online, 14 May …

WireLurker Malware Attacks More Than 350,000 In China - Was It The Government Again?

A pernicious piece of Apple-focused malware reared its ugly head this week. It may have infected as many as 356,000 users. All are based in China, where the malicious WireLurker code was hidden inside 467 OS X applications on the unofficial Maiyadi App Store.<p>The malware first infects Mac OS X …

Anne Hathaway Gets Emotional About Her Haters On 'Ellen'

After her win at the 2013 Oscars, negative articles about Anne Hathaway -- for whatever reason -- surfaced on the Internet. (Here, here, and here.) Well, she saw those articles, and she sat down with Ellen DeGeneres to talk about how she handled the cyberbullies in an appearance airing …

Q&A: What is 4chan and where did it come from?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — So, what exactly is 4Chan?<p>4chan's roots date back to a pre-Facebook age of the Internet, where anonymity ruled and rules were few to come by. Hackers deposited nude celebrity photos on the site over the summer. It's also the birthplace of the hacker collective Anonymous, along …

Internet

Can Chappie rescue intelligent-robot movies?

Hopes are high for Neill Blomkamp’s forthcoming robot-adopted-by-humans offering, but Big Hero 6 and Automata prove it’s tricky terrain<p>It’s looking like a mixed year for intelligent-robot movies. Disney Animation’s hyper-stylised, Japanophile Big Hero 6 should provide an offbeat take on the all-CGI …