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How to Make Android as Secure as Possible

How-To Geek - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:40
Mobile security is a big deal, probably now more than ever. Most of us live on our phones, with financial information, calendar appointments, family photos, and more stored on our devices. Here’s how to keep your Android phone secure.
Categories: IT General, Technology

Toshiba Memory chief shrugs off price concerns, sticks with IPO plans

Technology News (Reuters) - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:36
The chief executive of Toshiba Memory Corp, the world's No. 2 producer of NAND flash memory chips, on Wednesday brushed aside concerns about falling memory chip prices and reaffirmed the company's plan to go public in two to three years.
Categories: Technology

These guys recreated 'The Creation of Adam' in a swimming pool and it's undeniably epic

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:31

If you're going to recreate a massively famous painting in live action, you might as well do it right.

Well, Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" — that one painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel — is pretty much as daunting a challenge as you could get.

SEE ALSO: Behold, 20 of the funniest YouTube videos ever

These Redditors certainly did it proud, though:

That was image posted in the r/pics sub on Tuesday. It's since been upvoted over 94,000 times.

The guy who shared it (he's the one on the left in the image) took to the comments to answer a few questions, too.

Image: reddit

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More about Painting, Michelangelo, Culture, and Web Culture
Categories: IT General, Technology

Apple's iOS 12.1 code hints at new iPads coming in the fall

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:30

Apple's big September event came and went with no trace of new, highly-anticipated iPads. 

But the wait probably won't be very long9to5Mac reports that a "2018 Fall iPad" has been referenced in iOS 12.1 code, which was released Tuesday. 

SEE ALSO: iPhone XS and XS Max review: Going for the gold

There are no details as to what this new iPad might be like. But fall likely means October (November is also a possibility, but Apple historically held two iPad events in October and none in November), so at least we sort-of know when it's coming. 

As for what's coming, nothing's official yet, but there have been plenty of rumors describing a new iPad Pro with Face ID and no home button (check out the renders below). Read more...

More about Apple, Ipad, Ipad 2018, Tech, and Big Tech Companies
Categories: IT General, Technology

Lewis–Mogridge Position

How-To Geek - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:28
The Lewis–Mogridge Position, named after David Lewis and Martin J. H. Mogridge, is a maxim in urban planning that states “traffic expands to meet the available road space”. The position points out the relative futility of building more roads to deal with traffic, as the gains are erased within a matter of weeks to months when people drive more because of the available space.
Categories: IT General, Technology

Watch Meghan Markle audibly gasp at the sight of her wedding dress

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:18

If you've ever wondered how Meghan Markle reacted when she first saw her — frankly stunning — wedding dress, then wonder no more.

She audibly gasped in delight at the dress. Which is pretty much what we'd be doing too, to be fair. 

In a trailer for a new ITV documentary about the Queen and the Commonwealth, Queen of the World, we see a glimpse of Meghan smiling at the sight of her dress. The moment happens at the 0:20 mark of the video, so fast forward if you can't wait. 

It's just the most wonderful thing to witness. 

Queen of The World airs on Sept. 25 at 9:15p.m. GMT on ITV. Read more...

More about Uk, Wedding Dress, Meghan Markle, Culture, and Celebrities
Categories: IT General, Technology

This solar system AR toy proves that you don't need to be an astronaut to explore space

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:00

Becoming an astronaut is tough. First, you need a degree in engineering, math, or science, and have at least three years of field experience. Second, you have to pass an incredibly demanding physical examination. 

SEE ALSO: This Kickstarter project lets you experience the majesty of Earth in the palm of your hands

And even if you do get selected, you have to undergo training which involves squeezing yourself into tiny simulators and gaining fluency in Russian. Oh, and once you finally get to go on a deep-space mission, you also have to trust the universe not to let you end up like Matt Damon in The Martian. (We know, that was fiction — but still.) Read more...

More about Toys, Solar System, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Stackcommerce, and Shopping Solo
Categories: IT General, Technology

What I learned on the longest, craziest electric bike ride of my life

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:00

I had pedaled the first 20 miles up Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park, cursing its misleading name — far from flat, the route gains 7,000 feet in altitude — when my electric bicycle's battery finally died. That's when I had one of the strangest good news-bad news moments of my life.

Good news: I had saddlebags containing three pre-charged batteries! Bad news: heave and squeeze as I might, the new five-pound battery and its clunky hard plastic cover simply would not fit into the slim slot my Gazelle electric bike required. (Too late, I remembered that the Gazelle rep had trouble demoing this maneuver when he delivered the bike, and cursed myself for not practicing.)  Read more...

More about Road Trip, Electric Vehicles, Bicycle, Road Trips, and E Bike
Categories: IT General, Technology

China to invest $15 billion in big data, cloud computing over next five years

Technology News (Reuters) - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:59
China's state planner said on Wednesday it has reached an agreement with a major Chinese policy bank to invest 100 billion yuan ($14.60 billion) in big data, cloud computing and smart city projects over the next 5 years.
Categories: Technology

Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding are doing a Wham! inspired Christmas movie together

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:42

Emilia Clarke is ready to embark on a new epic story centred around the destructive forces of fire and ice — and Christmas. 

The Game of Thrones star is going to be acting along side Henry Golding of Crazy Rich Asians in the upcoming Paul Feig movie Last Christmas. And yes, the movie is actually inspired by the 1984 Wham! song.

SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' wins third Emmy for most outstanding drama

Our guess is that Clarke is the soul of ice that starts a fire in the heart of Golding, a man under cover. 

The casting was confirmed by Golding on Twitter, and he seems just as excited as we are. 

Finally I can start getting excited and share the news..@paulfeig and I will be back to business in London at the end of the year ❤️ https://t.co/pLI5S5S0zq

— Henry Golding (@henrygolding) September 18, 2018 Read more...

More about Emilia Clarke, Christmas Movies, Henry Golding, Culture, and Celebrities
Categories: IT General, Technology

TomTom CFO says Google deal with carmakers could hit orders: ANP

Technology News (Reuters) - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:35
Google's deal with carmakers Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi might limit future orders for digital mapping company TomTom, its chief financial officer told Dutch news agency ANP on Wednesday.
Categories: Technology

China's Alibaba doubles down on chips amid cloud computing push

Technology News (Reuters) - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:25
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will set up a dedicated chip subsidiary and aims to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip in the second half of 2019 that could be used for autonomous driving, smart cities and logistics.
Categories: Technology

SAP, Alibaba team up on cloud services

Technology News (Reuters) - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:25
SAP SE , the German business software company, said on Wednesday it was teaming up with Alibaba to offer its flagship products on the Chinese company's cloud infrastructure.
Categories: Technology

Apple's messy Ireland situation has ended with a €14 billion payout

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:18

Apple's tax relationship with Ireland has been making headlines for years now. 

Ever since the establishment of the so-called "sweetheart deal", which allowed Apple to pay tax that sometimes fell as low as 0.05 percent in the country, the arrangement has been raising questions.

SEE ALSO: Here's what Apple's $14.5 billion in Irish taxes looks like in Apple products

These questions led to the EU Commission concluding, back in 2016, that "Ireland gave illegal tax benefits to Apple worth up to €13 billion".

Well, flash forward to September 18, 2018, and the company has paid up.

Today Irish Minister of Finance @Paschald confirmed the full recovery of €14 bn of illegal aid to Apple (unpaid taxes). Good. So we can close the Court action on recovery.

— Margrethe Vestager (@vestager) September 18, 2018 Read more...

More about Apple, Ireland, Tax, Tech, and Big Tech Companies
Categories: IT General, Technology

Volcanic explosions shut down this national park. It’s about to reopen — without any lava.

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:00

For the last decade, a cauldron stewed inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 

A giant lake of churning lava, over 500 feet across and hundreds of feet deep, drew visitors from around the planet to the lake's eerie red glow, visible at night as the sun set beyond Hawaii's Big Island. Just in April, the burgeoning lava lake overflowed its banks and spilled onto the floor of the volcano's summit.

But over four months later, the scorching lake is gone. Following an onslaught of volcanic quaking and explosions this summer, it drained, completely. 

SEE ALSO: Hawaii's newest volcanic cone is over 100 feet tall. How will it be named? Read more...

More about Science, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Lava, Volcanoes, and Kilauea
Categories: IT General, Technology

Leaks suggest Samsung is launching phones with 3 or even 4 rear cameras

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:34

Samsung appears to be joining the more-than-two-rear-cameras-on-a-smartphone game

Dutch site GalaxyClub.nl posted a purportedly leaked image of the company's upcoming A7 smartphone, which has a triple rear camera. 

SEE ALSO: Samsung has yet another Galaxy device coming Oct. 11

Besides the actual leaked photo of the device, the outlet also posted a series of quite convincing press renders, which show the phone in black and blue. On the front is a pretty basic, notch-less screen, which isn't a surprise given the phone's alleged, mid-range specs: an Exynos 7885 chip and 4GB of RAM. 

Foto: dit is de Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 met drie camera’s https://t.co/073NP2GsiX

— GalaxyClub.nl (@GalaxyClub_nl) September 18, 2018 Read more...

More about Samsung, Triple Rear Camera, Quad Rear Camera, Samsung A7, and Samsung A9
Categories: IT General, Technology

Is your inbox a mess? The Mailstrom app can help — and it's on sale.

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:30

Managing your email account hasn’t gotten any easier in recent years, especially now that spam mailing lists have nearly become self-aware and all your personal and work messages have had roughly two decades to pile up. Luckily, Mailstrom is an app that can help you sort through thousands of emails instantly, bringing your Inbox back down to a reasonable size and keeping it that way.

Mailstrom is a mail management app that uses settings you define to sift through every message you’ve ever received and keep your organized. 

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More about Email, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Stackcommerce, Tech, and Consumer Tech
Categories: IT General, Technology

Pre-order the new Apple Watch Series 4 at Walmart and be among the first to get bragging rights

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:00

The new Apple Watch Series 4, which is now thinner and lighter than the previous model, hits shelves (both virtual and otherwise) on Friday, Sept. 21. And we're here to remind you that there's no need to wait in long lines for hours and hours. You can simply pre-order one (or two) and just have it shipped to you by the end of the weekend. Now isn't that easier?

SEE ALSO: Hands-on with the iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch Series 4

We'd recommend taking the plunge at Walmart, where you can get free 2-day shipping or may even be able to snag a discount on select models for picking it up in the store. The GPS and cellular versions of the Apple Watch 4, and its long awaited edge-to-edge display, are now available for pre-order with various colors and band options, such as a gold aluminum case with pink and white sports bands or a gold aluminum case with a pink sand sport loop. Unfortunately, space grey aluminum case and silver aluminum case (in both 40mm and 44mm) are out of stock temporarily. (Keep checking back though!) Read more...

More about Apple, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Linkshare, Apple Watch Series 4, and Tech
Categories: IT General, Technology

PlayStation Classic is Sony's new throwback games console

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:25

As we all witnessed with the NES Classic Edition hype, people can't get enough of throwback miniature consoles.

Sony is jumping in on the action with its PlayStation Classic, set to be released on Dec. 3 at the very-attractive price of $99.99 (A$149.99).

SEE ALSO: NES controllers are coming to Nintendo Switch along with 20 NES games

The console will come preloaded with 20 classic titles, including Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms

The Classic is approximately 45 percent smaller than the original PlayStation, but Sony has emulated the same layout and grey colourway you've grown to know and love. Read more...

More about Gaming, Sony, Playstation, Consoles, and Entertainment
Categories: IT General, Technology

Fatcow review: an affordable, no-frills web hosting experience

Mashable - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:00
Fatcow Web Hosting $14.95 a month (starting) View Product The Good Full access to FTP and storage • Affordable pricing across plans • Proprietary website builder is easy to use The Bad Frequently up-sells you on features • Not a clean WordPress install • Install times can be long The Bottom Line Since Fatcow has a small number of plans, most of which are attractive from a value perspective. With a domain name and unlimited storage, Original Fatcow is a good option for a beginner looking to launch his or her first site. Mashable Score3.0 Cool Factor2.0 Learning Curve3.0 Performance3.0 Bang for the Buck4.0 Read more...More about Web Development, Hosting, Web Hosting, Tech, and Consumer Tech
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