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The New Star Trek TV Show Has a Title and a Starship: Discovery

Gizmodo - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 16:22

Behold the U.S.S. Discovery, designation NCC-1031. What’s really cool is that it’s based on concept art the legendary Ralph McQuarrie did for the first Trek motion picture. See it in action in the show’s first teaser!

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Guy Ritchie Debuts His King Arthur Movie, Emphasis on the Guy

Gizmodo - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 16:05

The director of Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Guy Ritchie, has finally revealed a look at his latest movie, the period action epic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. And it’s pretty much what you’d expect: It’s Guy Ritchie in Medieval Times.

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The Kong: Skull Island Trailer: Like Godzilla, But An Ape

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:57
If you liked Gareth Edwards’ take on Godzilla, then you’re going to love Legendary’s new King Kong movie. The post The Kong: Skull Island Trailer: Like Godzilla, But An Ape appeared first on WIRED.

Google Play starts showing apps' actual download sizes

EnGadget - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:52
Google Play now displays the actual storage space a whole app or an upgrade will take up, so you don't accidentally download anything too big. If an update is only 2.91MB, it will show that exact figure right there in each app's detail box. That will...

And Now, Presenting Gillian Anderson as Marilyn Monroe for American Gods

Gizmodo - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:47

Look, we rarely need an excuse to post about the honest-to-gods delight that is Gillian Anderson. But American Gods just gave us a damn good reason to do so anyway.

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'High-Risk Vulnerabilities' In Oracle File-Processing SDKs Affect Major Third-Party Products

SlashDot - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:35
itwbennett writes: "Seventeen high-risk vulnerabilities out of the 276 flaws fixed by Oracle Tuesday affect products from third-party software vendors," writes Lucian Constantin on CSOonline. The vulnerabilities, which were found by researchers from Cisco's Talos team, are in the Oracle Outside In Technology (OIT), a collection of SDKs that are used in third-party products, including Microsoft Exchange, Novell Groupwise, IBM WebSphere Portal, Google Search Appliance, Avira AntiVir for Exchange, Raytheon SureView, Guidance Encase and Veritas Enterprise Vault. "It's not clear how many of those products are also affected by the newly patched seventeen flaws, because some of them might not use all of the vulnerable SDKs or might include other limiting factors," writes Constantin. But the Cisco researchers confirmed that Microsoft Exchange servers (version 2013 and earlier) are affected if they have WebReady Document Viewing enabled. In a blog post the researchers describe how an attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities. TL;DR version: "Attackers can exploit the flaws to execute rogue code on systems by sending specifically crafted content to applications using the vulnerable OIT SDKs."

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This New Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer Is Heavy on the Beasts

Gizmodo - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:28

Comic-Con just summoned the latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, showing New York City under siege by mysterious forced (one might even call them... fantastic). If nothing else, this movie absolutely does not skimp on the Beasts.

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Vapes Are Banned At the Democratic Convention, Welcome to Hillary's America

Gizmodo - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:24

Are you going to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this coming week? Well, prepare to have your liberties destroyed. The LIE-berals have banned all vape products from the convention floor. First the Democrats took away all our guns, and now they want to take away all our e-cigarettes.

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The Next Season of the Avengers Cartoon Stars Ms. Marvel, Jane Foster's Thor, and More

Gizmodo - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:03

We’ve known for a little while that Ms. Marvel would be showing up on Marvel and Disney’s Avengers animated series, but now we have confirmation: not only will she be starring in the main team, the show itself is getting rebranded to Avengers: Secret Wars.

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Researchers Look At Ancient Poop To Discover The History of Infectious Diseases

Gizmodo - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:01

As the TV show Scrubs once said, “everything comes down to poo.” This is true in sitcom land, but also in science.

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Cyanogen reportedly cuts jobs as it changes course

EnGadget - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 14:49
The Cyanogen team formed a company with hopes of becoming the third major mobile platform, but it looks like the custom Android developer is scaling back its ambitions. Sources speaking to both Android Police and Recode claim that Cyanogen is making...

Salesforce CEO Told LinkedIn He Would Have Paid Much More Than Microsoft

SlashDot - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 14:34
Ina Fried, reporting for Recode: It was already known that LinkedIn chose a potentially lower all-cash acquisition offer from Microsoft rather than take on the uncertainties of a stock-and-cash deal from Salesforce. But now it has been revealed that Salesforce might have been willing to go "much higher" than Microsoft's $26.2 billion, or change other terms of its bid, had it been given the chance. In a filing with regulators on Friday, LinkedIn said a board committee met on July 7 to discuss an email from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. "The email indicated that Party A would have bid much higher and made changes to the stock/cash components of its offers, but it was acting without communications from LinkedIn," LinkedIn said in the updated filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Here’s the Suicide Squad Teaser That Just Rocked Comic-Con

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 14:20
Couldn't make it to Hall H? The teaser director David Ayer just showed to the audience there is now on Twitter. The post Here's the Suicide Squad Teaser That Just Rocked Comic-Con appeared first on WIRED.

Kong: Skull Island Looks Like the Apocalypse Now of Giant Monster Movies

Gizmodo - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 14:18

Comic-Con audiences were the first to see the latest vision of the Eighth Wonder of the World. Kong: Skull Island won’t open until March 17 of next year, but you can see the first trailer now.

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SurveyMonkey: Pokémon Go popularity may have already peaked

PC News - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 14:16

Pokémon has absolutely taken over the mobile gaming scene since its release on July 6. But if new data from SurveyMonkey is any indication, the game’s popularity may already be waning.

First, the good news for Nintendo and game developer Niantic: Pokémon Go is still a massive hit, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 21 or 22 million daily active users in the United States on July 20, according to SurveyMonkey’s data. The bad news is that daily usage is down from the peak daily usage of over 25 million users, which Pokémon Go hit on July 14.

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Here’s Your Superhero-Stuffed First Justice League Footage

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 14:08
Aquaman! Cyborg! The Flash! The sextet is really coming together, guys. The post Here's Your Superhero-Stuffed First Justice League Footage appeared first on WIRED.

The Latest Suicide Squad Trailer Brings on the Bad Guys, and Then Brings the Noise

Gizmodo - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 14:02

DC’s next film opens in just a few weeks, but the cast showed up in Hall H at Comic-Con to debut this final look at the supervillain team-up film Suicide Squad. Weirdly, it’s a much more in-depth look at the squad than we’ve seen before.

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The 16 Hottest New Fandom Nicknames at Comic-Con

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 14:00
There's more to this world than just Trekkers and Whovians, you know. The post The 16 Hottest New Fandom Nicknames at Comic-Con appeared first on WIRED.

Google Tests Ads That Load Faster and Use Less Power

SlashDot - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 13:35
Slashdot reader Big Hairy Ian quotes a report from the BBC: Google says it has found a way to make ads load faster on web pages viewed on smartphones and tablets. The company said the ads would also be less taxing on the handsets' processors, meaning their batteries should last longer. The technique is based on work it has already done to make news publishers' articles load more quickly. But it is still in development, and one expert said Google still had questions to answer. The California-based company's online advertising revenue totalled $67.4 billion last year... The technique limits the scope of JavaScript, and "provides its own activity measurement tools, which are said to be much more efficient," according to article. A Google software engineer explains that this technique "only animates things that are visible on the screen," and throttles animation to fewer frames per second for weaker devices -- or disables the animations altogether. "This ensures that every device gets the best experience it can deliver and makes sure that ads cannot have a negative impact on important aspects of the user experience such as scrolling."

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The 'Station' desk cradles your body and gut-punches your wallet

EnGadget - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 13:35
Our computers have rapidly shrunk from room-size behemoths to hulking desktops to the svelte laptops that now dominate modern offices. What haven't changed much are the tables and chairs that the computers (and we) sit on. A new integrated workspace...
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