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You can now experiment with cloud quantum computing (Tomorrow Daily 359)

IBM is working hard in its quantum computing division, and now, it's allowing non-employees to sign up online for access to a 5-qubit quantum …

How Android gets to 100% market share

Android already commands over 80 percent of the mobile OS market share globally, and just under 60 percent in the US. But you wouldn’t know it here in Silicon Valley — almost everyone I know has an iPhone. As the consumer technology landscape evolves over the next five years however, there are a …

Mobile

The government wants your fingerprint to unlock your phone. Should that be allowed?

As the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, federal officials were quietly waging a different encryption battle in a Los Angeles courtroom.<p>There, authorities obtained a search warrant compelling the girlfriend of an alleged …

Privacy

AI-powered selfie drone takes 13MP photos and 4K video, wows GMIC Beijing 2016

Hover Camera was the biggest hit of GMIC Beijing 2016, the 'CES of China.' For the Chinese startup launched by American students, it's the first in a …

Drones

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Seth Rogen Explains His Security-Filled Life After Releasing ‘The Interview’

Being a funny person has never been an easy job. It might look rather cut and dry to the outside world, but especially in our age of increased awareness and an ever-connected world, being funny and being a public figure can be dangerous. Regardless of the content, chances are that someone, …

Comedy

A Corvette Engineer Founded This Compendium of Vehicular Knowledge

DIYAuto is an ambitious collection of nearly every automotive project on the Internet.<p>Engineering consultant Steve Balistreri and his brother Nick set out to create a compendium of automotive knowledge. A repository of nearly every vehicle project out there, for nearly every vehicle: homebuilt …

Android apps and the Play Store show up briefly for some Chrome OS users

Last year, Google began letting developers test and run their Android apps on Chrome with the App Runtime for Chrome (ARC). Google appears close to officially releasing the feature by launching a version of the Play Store for Chrome OS.<p>The discovery of the feature comes from Reddit user <i>TheWiseYoda</i> …

Android apps might be coming soon to Chrome OS

Google’s Chrome OS might soon get a serious shot in the arm that will make it a lot more enticing. Users on Reddit recently noticed that the developer version of the platform recently revealed an option to run Android apps on it.<p>Redditor ‘TheWiseYoda’ found that that when the settings loaded on …

IoT Research Report & Ecosystem on Internet of Things

Business Insider<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) Revolution is picking up speed and it will change how we live, work, and entertain ourselves in a million ways big and small.<p>From agriculture to defense, retail to healthcare, everything is going to be impacted by the growing ability of businesses, …

Exploit gets around Windows' app security safeguards

For years, business-focused versions of Windows have had an AppLocker feature that lets you blacklist or whitelist apps. It's undoubtedly helpful for companies eager to keep malware (or just risky software) off their network. However, researcher Casey Smith has discovered a vulnerability in Windows …

Cern makes 300TB of data available to download

Physics enthusiasts will now have the chance to take a look at data from the Large Hadron Collider.<p>Cern has released 300TB of data from the collider …

High School

This model's career skyrocketed after she broke the biggest rule in fashion

The 31-year-old plus-size supermodel recently signed with the major agency IMG, Fashionista reports. She will be a part of the company's Curve division.<p>She really made it big when she embraced who she was and rejected demands from agencies to lose weight, according to The Cut— thereby breaking one …

Spotify now has 30 million subscribers

Who said that Spotify was going to lose customers just because rivals like Apple Music were in town? Certainly not Spotify. Founder Daniel Ek has revealed that his streaming music service has 30 million subscribers (that is, honest-to-goodness paying users). That's up 10 million compared to June …

Samsung's tiny T3 SSD is still smaller than a business card, now holds 2TB

LAS VEGAS — Samsung's Portable T1 SSD blew us away last year with its minuscule size, incredibly fast performance and storage capacity of up to …

CES 2016: First look at new gadgets on the show floors

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1218000/1218355_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524658027_69498b2e3cab9fb82059f3ce2cf3d433<p><b>Power sockets are being sucked dry at the CES tech show as thousands of new gadgets vie for attention.</b><p>The Las Vegas show floors are finally open …

This is the first object 3D-printed from alien metal

So-called "asteroid mining" company Planetary Resources is built on the belief that asteroids and other objects in space are loaded with resources that we can take advantage of, both here on Earth and as we begin to explore space in earnest. The essentially infinite supply of rocks floating through …

CES 2016: Alienware Unveils World's First OLED Gaming Laptop

Alienware’s first OLED gaming laptop features low latency and deep blacks.<p>Alienware announced the world’s first gaming laptop featuring an OLED …

Consumer Tech

Ampy battery pack uses body movement to recharge iPhone

LAS VEGAS — Your body is an amazing energy creation machine but you’re not even using it to its full potential. All the walking, running, biking and other movements you make throughout the day all create kinetic energy, and now you can finally harness it to charge the most important gadgets in your …

The smartphone cases at CES you'll actually want, including a VR viewer

In addition to gadgets and large electronics, a ton of accessories are showcased at CES every year. Smartphone cases that are extra elaborate always …

Screen Protector

Is Trbble The Next Step Of The Shazam Effect?

“Here comes the best part.”<p>You may have declared this at your last listening party, or when introducing friends to your favorite piece of music. Such an utterance arrives, however, only after a prolonged period of waiting, carefully listening, with the others wondering whether the song is worth …

A popular free movie-streaming site is coming back from the dead

As expected, the MPAA took an immediate dislike to the concept, and the most popular fork, PopcornTime.io, was shut down by court order last fall.<p>That seemed to be that, except earlier this month, users who had hung on to the software started receiving updates again, Torrent Freak reports.<p>Following …

Apple Hires Developer Behind Signal, Edward Snowden’s Favorite Secure Chat App

Apple hires plenty of interns all year round, but one particular addition revealed this week caught the eye given the company’s current position opposing a controversial order to enable the FBI to access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.<p>Frederic Jacobs, a Switzerland-based …

Privacy

Nintendo slashes profit forecast after sales slow

Nintendo has cut its operating profit forecast for the current financial year by 34 percent, following a third-quarter sales slump and a recent surge in the yen's value. The Japanese gaming company had previously expected to make an operating profit of ¥50 billion in the year ending March 31st, but …

Profit

Microsoft officially gives up on its ambitious plan to bring Android apps to Windows

It's an abrupt setback to Microsoft's effort to juice up its struggling mobile platform by building various "Windows Bridges."<p>The idea was to make it easy for developers to bring their wares into the Microsoft Windows Store app market, helping alleviate its poor selection compared to the Android …

Google, Amazon, Microsoft To Support Apple In Court

A growing list of tech giants is vowing to file friend-of-the court briefs, defending Apple's position that the company should not be forced to hack into a confiscated iPhone.<p>The FBI's battle with Apple over an encrypted iPhone has inspired a legal alliance in Silicon Valley. Next week, Microsoft …

YouTube is launching a new tool that lets filmmakers blur out any object

YouTube is launching a custom blurring tool today that will let filmmakers blur out any object in their videos. The video platform has offered a face-blurring tool since 2012, but the revamped desktop tool now works on items that move, too, and it keeps them blurred as they travel around the …

Britpop

Vogue 100 features rare celebrity portraits - CNN Style

Written by Esra Gurkan, CNN<p>"Vogue 100: A Century of Style," a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, showcases the remarkable range of photography that has been at the forefront of British <i>Vogue</i> since it was founded in 1916.<p>Structured in reverse chronology, the exhibition …

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Tech Has No Space for Breastfeeding Moms

Women have been asking for lactation rooms at the Consumer Electronics Show for years. Event organizers directed me to the public bathroom.<p>I’m …