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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update will launch April 11
(image) After months of teasing, Microsoft is finally ready to ship the Windows 10 Creators Update, the next major iteration of its desktop operating system, to its users. The free update will start rolling out globally on April 11. This process usually takes a few weeks, but users will also be able to force the update from their Windows settings.As the name implies, the focus of the update is on… Read More(image)
The Philosophy, Storytelling & Visual Creativity of Ghost in the Shell, the Acclaimed Anime Film, Explained in Video Essays

(image)“Ghost in the Shell is not in any sense an animated film for children,” wrote Roger Ebert twenty years ago. “Filled with sex, violence and nudity (although all rather stylized), it’s another example of anime, animation from Japan aimed at adults.” Now, when no critic any longer needs to explain the term anime to Western readers, we look […]

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Facebook pivots into Stories
(image) In its biggest change in a decade, Facebook is evolving from text and link-focused sharing to the visual communication format its admits “Snapchat has really pioneered”. Starting today, all users will soon have access to the new Facebook Camera feature that lets them overlay special effects on photos and videos. They can then share this content to a Snapchat clone called… Read More(image)
Here’s all the new stuff in Apple’s security document
(image) Hey guess what? Apple has a new security whitepaper! Apple only releases these things once every few years, and they represent the public’s only window into how iPhones and other Apple products secure the massive amounts of data entrusted to them.Even though Apple hasn’t released a security whitepaper since Sept. 2015 (or since iOS 9, if you prefer to measure time in software… Read More(image)
Owlet updates its smart baby health monitoring sock so babies can’t kick it off
(image) Owlet, a Utah-based startup monitoring your babies vitals, has a new and improved smart sock out today and we got a chance to catch up with the founders to talk about what they’ve been up to since appearing on stage at our 2014 CES Hardware Battlefield. Now version 2 of Owlet’s smart sock makes an even snugglier fit for your little one with a wrap-around design. The company has… Read More(image)
Cloud Foundry launches its developer certification program
(image) Cloud Foundry, a massive open source project that allows enterprises to host their own platform-as-a-service for running cloud applications in their own data center or in a public cloud, today announced the launch of its “Cloud Foundry Certified Developer” program. The Cloud Foundry Foundation calls this “the world’s largest cloud-native developer certification… Read More(image)
Evie teams up Verizon to launch a new search experience next to your Android home screen
(image) Evie is bringing its app search technology to a new location on your phone. The startup has partnered with Verizon (which owns TechCrunch) to launch a new product called AppFlash. Like Evie’s existing app launcher, AppFlash helps users find content and services across different apps — and Evie is working with Verizon to make this the default experience on customers’… Read More(image)
Tech will lead to new sub-prime crunch
(image) In October 2016, two leading P2P platforms in the U.S. — Lending Club and Prosper — announced a new increase in interest rates for lower-grade loans. The decision was made in order to sustain investor demand. However, keeping the investor demand stable is not the only reason for recent changes — delinquencies are growing, especially when it comes to high-risk loans. Read More(image) At Bat and NHL are first to launch personalized app icons on iOS 10.3
(image) The At Bat and NHL iOS applications have been updated today to take advantage of one of the new, but still under-the-radar features available in the just launched version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 10.3: personalized home screen icons. That’s right – you can now replace either of these apps’ default icon to one featuring your favorite… Read More(image)
Waze takes a small bite of the food business with ‘Order Ahead’ and Dunkin’ Donuts
(image) Waze is going to help you get your coffee, donuts and breakfast food constructions faster, with a new “Order Ahead” feature that lets you do exactly that: order Dunkin’ Donuts food ahead of time to have them ready for pick up when you get to the restaurant. Dunkin’ calls itself the “first partner” for this Waze endeavor, meaning its likely to team up with… Read More(image)
Microsoft’s Creators update wants to bring Windows 10 artists and gamers back into the fold
(image) he Windows Creator’s update is something of a big deal for the operating system with over 400 millions users, but the gist of it is taking aim at gamers and yes, creators. Paint 3D is very much want it sounds like, while the rest of Windows 10 has a unified approach with Ink (pen integration). Smaller but still powerful features, like the Game Mode aim to even optimize a PC’s… Read More(image)
Great Filmmakers Offer Advice to Young Directors: Tarantino, Herzog, Coppola, Scorsese, Anderson, Fellini & More

(image)One-to-one relationships do not exist between the medieval European Guild system and contemporary labor unions or protectionist rackets…. Nevertheless, guilds were very much like both those things in some ways. They were also vocational schools, where young aspiring artisans could, with the right skills and connections, apprentice themselves to master craftsmen, hope to receive decent training, and […]

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation grows with new projects and members
(image) The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the open source home of the increasingly popular Kubernetes container orchestration service and related projects, is hosting its annual developer conference today and the group used the event to announce that it has accepted projects from Docker (containerd) and CoreOS (rkt) into its fold. Read More(image)
Hillary Clinton discusses diversity and inclusion in Silicon Valley
(image) Speaking at the PBWC Conference in San Francisco today, Hillary Clinton called on Silicon Valley to improve diversity and inclusion, particularly by introducing paid parental leave policies. Clinton mentioned Uber and its recent sexual harassment scandal as an example of a company struggling with inclusion, and cited Salesforce as a company making positive strides on equal pay. “It’s… Read More(image)
The House just voted to let internet providers sell your browsing history
(image) Less than a week after a Senate vote to empower internet service providers to freely share private user data with advertisers, the House has weighed in too.Today in a 215-205 vote on Senate joint resolution 34 (H. Res. 230), the House voted to repeal broadband privacy regulations that the Obama administration’s FCC introduced in 2016. Those rules, designed to protect consumers… Read More(image)
The White House is eager to sign broadband privacy deregulation into law
(image) Today, the White House issued its full-throated support for a joint resolution that would repeal regulations limiting what internet service providers can do with the private data of their customers. The rules, introduced under the Obama administration last year, stipulated that an ISP must obtain opt-in permission to use and share (i.e. sell) consumer’s private data, including… Read More(image)
Domino’s and Starship Technologies will deliver pizza by robot in Europe this summer
(image) We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again– the food delivery robots are coming! This time, they’ll be carting piping hot pizzas to Domino’s customers.The tech-loving pizza company joked about driverless delivery robots in 2015. Remember its “Domi-No-Driver” campaign? But now it’s making good on the April Fool’s gag. Domino’s has… Read More(image)
Google makes its Translate mobile apps available for users in China
(image) Google has reintroduced its Translate mobile apps to China, where they can now be accessed and used without the need for software to bypasses local censorship. The U.S. tech giant left China more than seven years ago when it redirected its local search engine to Hong Kong and many of its services are censored in the country. Today’s low-key relaunch marks the first time it has revived… Read More(image)
Industrious buys Pivotdesk, raises $25M to be WeWork without startup bros
(image) In the recruiting wars, a cool office is critical. Not just for scrappy startups, but big businesses with regional HQs as well. So while WeWork signs questionable 20-year leases to provide desks for twenty-something engineers, Industrious is taking a more classy and conservative approach to cowering space. Think 30 to 60 year olds typing to Otis Redding, not post-frat bros blasting Tupac,… Read More(image)
Someone recreated The Office’s Dunder Mifflin in explorable 3D and I love it
(image) The Office is one of two shows that we have on near-constant rotation in our house — at this point, our Netflix subscription is more of a subscription to The Office that happens to come with some other stuff. It won’t sound too weird, then, when I say that trying to mentally recreate the layout of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch is something I’ve found myself doing… Read More(image)
NASA’s new searchable media library is a treasure trove of space pics and video
(image) Do you like space? Do you like looking at it, wishing you were there instead of here, perhaps? Well NASA just did something that will make your day. The U.S. space agency launched a new web-based search engine for much of its catalog of images, video and audio files, which you can browse by keyword and metadata, so that you never have to remember the dismal reality that you’re… Read More(image)
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