Canadian mechanic builds a ski car

Being Canadian means a lot of things. For example, I’ve driven a car, an ATV, and a snowmobile. But this, this is something else. Canadian inventor and mechanic Tod Anderson has taken a Smart car and converted it into a … snowmobile car? Snow car? Ski car — Let’s go with that bec … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 03/08/2016 – Short-Term Downtrend Brewing

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights Bitcoin price has been trending lower, following a break below a short-term triangle pattern. Price bounced off the long-term triangle support as shown in the previous update but might be encountering stronger selling pressure. A descending trend line … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Bitcoin Video Casino – Have Fun Playing Popular Casino Games

Bitcoin Video Casino is an online casino that offers you the chance of playing several popular Casino games with Bitcoin. The site game style is based on | Continue reading | 4 years ago

IRS shuts down its insecure identity protection service after 800 fraudulent logins

Following a major breach of its systems in which hackers stole 700,000 US taxpayers’ records in 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) attempted to tighten security last week by issuing people personal identification numbers (PINs). The trouble is that this new authentication m … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Social media analytics service Crimson Hexagon raises $20M

Crimson Hexagon is announcing that it has raised $20 million in additional equity funding. Founded in 2007, the Boston-headquartered company helps brands and ad agencies track conversations across social media. It says its customer base has grown by more than 65 percent in the la … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Did Apple do a shady deal to get more movies/music in the Middle East?

GUEST: Apple is notorious for running eyeballs over every single app submission and holding a tight leash on the strict guidelines it sets to ensure that the App Store experience is always sleek and polished. It also prides itself on its efforts to guide and support developers so … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis 03/08/2016 – Bears Take Note

Key Highlights Ethereum price finally showed some bearish signs, and after testing the $12.00 handle moved down. There is a bearish trend line formed on the hourly chart (data feed via Kraken), which can act as a reason for a downside move. The price is now below the 100 hourly s … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Mac ransomware caught before large number of computers infected

(Reuters) – The first known ransomware attack on Apple Mac computers, which was discovered over the weekend, was downloaded more than 6,000 times before the threat was contained, according to a developer whose product was tainted with the malicious software. Hackers infected Macs … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Article: Seeing and Hearing More of Ads Lifts Recall

Research suggests that contextual relevance does not do much to improve ad recall. But audio can make a difference, as can viewthrough. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Article: Digital Brings Greater ROI for Retail Marketers

According to US retail marketers surveyed in January 2016, digital marketing brings bigger returns than offline efforts. More than three-quarters of retailers said their digital ROI was greater than for offline marketing channels. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Article: Digital Ad Spending to Surpass TV Next Year

Next year will mark a major milestone for ad spending, as total digital surpasses TV for the first time, eMarketer predicts. In 2017, TV ad spending will total $72.01 billion, or 35.8% of total media ad spending in the US. Meanwhile, total digital ad spending in 2017 will equal $ … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Article: Japan's Smartphone Gaming Addiction Reaches New Heights

A significant majority of smartphone gamers in Japan play mobile games every day. This fact, coupled with data suggesting many also choose to purchase mobile game content, is contributing to strong revenue for Japanese gaming companies. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Article: UK Consumers Splash the Cash When Shopping on Smartphones

Consumers in the UK are known to be advanced digital shoppers, and they are also advanced mobile shoppers, particularly on smartphones. When they’re in the mobile environment, retail spending in-app is especially high. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Fears about implications of unlocking an iPhone are ‘far afield,’ U.S. attorneys say

Several federal attorneys today filed a formal 51-page response to U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein’s ruling against the government’s request to make Apple help it unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone. The attorneys criticized many of Judge Orenstein’s p … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

5 things every creative needs to know

Creativity takes a lot of things: talent, dedication, skill. It also takes courage. That’s because successful creative people have to take risks — to challenge the status quo, attack problems differently and pursue original and imaginative ideas. Risk-taking feeds creativity. But … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Sponsored Blog Post Rates: A Step-By-Step Guide to Setting Your Prices

Learn how to set your sponsored blog post rates so you can start making money with your blog through sponsored posts. This is a step-by-step guide. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Minecraft fans are trying to guess the game’s next enemy

It’s time for some wild speculation Minecraft, the phenomenally successful block-building survival game, is going to get a new enemy (called “mob”) in its next major update. Considering the game has sold around 80 million copies, every little change like this is a big deal for th … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

You'll be able to watch this year's Big East tournament in virtual reality

While most of the players in virtual reality are focused on developing gaming and travel experiences, NextVR has devoted its resources to putting you in the middle of live sports eventsThose endeavors will now include the realm of college basketball, as the company is teaming up … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Make Your Social Media Marketing Project A Great Success By Taking The Right Measures - #infographic

Managing a business’ social media accounts can be quite problematic. For proper social media marketing, you need to have a goal and a compass to help you achieve the goal. The social metrics are the compass that you will use while you are on this journey. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Galaxy S7 Edge Unboxing and First 48 Hours

These are our impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, after 48 hours of use. Is the S7 Edge really worth getting excited for? Let's find out! | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Department of Justice appeals ruling in New York iPhone unlocking case

The Department of Justice is pushing to appeal its defeat last week in a New York iPhone unlocking case. The government sought to unlock an iPhone used in a methamphetamine smuggling operation through the powers granted by the All Writs Act, but was vigorously rejected by Magist … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Rock Band 4 partners with PDP as co-publisher

Rock Band 4 developer Harmonix is now working with video game peripheral creator PDP as its new co-publisher. Previously the music game studio was collaborating with Mad Catz.According to an FAQ about the partnership, PDP's new peripherals won't ship until autumn. But don't worry … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Teens literally can’t even with Windows 95 in this video

If you needed another way to feel like a barely relevant, crusty old, here it is. The Fine Brothers bring their wildly popular and fairly controversial ‘React’ series to Windows 95, an operating system that most of the teens recruited to navigate were not even born to witness. Ye … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Clinton on Apple: there must be 'some way to avoid breaking data encryption’

Hillary Clinton has weighed in on the ongoing encryption debate between Apple and the FBI, describing the situation as "the worst dilemma ever." Speaking in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the democratic presidential candidate equivocated between the two positions, specifying that "there … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Microsoft is bringing its database software to Linux

Microsoft's popular database software SQL Server is coming to Linux and will be available sometime next year. This is the first time that Microsoft has let SQL Server run on a platform other than Windows — it's a notable shift that means Microsoft is now prioritizing the sale of … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Run away from reality with the Virtuix Omni

I was in a place where the only thing constraining me in virtual reality was my couch potato bod and a crippling realization that footage of me using it would live forever on the web. This is life with the Virtuix Omni, a $699 device that allows you to walk through virtual realit … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Virginia becomes first state to officially legalize (and monetize) fantasy sports betting

Unlike New York, Illinois and Nevada, Virginia is welcoming fantasy sports betting from sites like DraftKings and FanDuel. The new “Fantasy Contests Act’ outlines just how those entities are allowed to operate legally. The main takeaway is that Virginia is monetizing fantasy spor … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Yelp update sneaks in a clever joke about Donald Trump's hands

Opinions on Yelp updates are like stubby fingers, at first glance harmless, upon further examination, hilariousThat was our first thought when Yelp — the app that facilitates opinions on a wide range of businesses — found a way to weigh in the would-be bloviator-in-chief, Donald … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Virginia becomes first state to formally legalize daily fantasy sports

Virginia today signed into law the "Fantasy Contests Act," a bill outlining how daily fantasy sport sites like DraftKings and FanDuel can operate legally in the state. The law is the nation's first formal recognition of the industry after months of heated legal activity in multip … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

BioWare senior editor Cameron Harris is leaving the video game industry

BioWare senior editor Cameron Harris is departing from Mass Effect: Andromeda and the video game industry at large come mid-April.Harris made the announcement on Twitter with the following series of tweets:"I've decided to exit the video-game industry to return to Seattle for new … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Combating the cybersecurity job crunch

There is a looming crisis in information security that will necessitate that businesses change how they manage their security efforts. While there will always be new attacks and methodologies with which to contend, it’s the growing shortage of skilled cybersecurity resources that … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

'The Swords' Review - I'll Take Swords for $400

The Swords [$2.99] is an interesting little experience because it's this mixture of gorgeous art and animation combined with gameplay that's fun but sometimes frustrating. The story that sets up The Swords is that a master of swords is telling a story about his grandmaster, an ex … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

We finally know how Mercury gets its dark gray color: an ancient carbon crust

Mercury’s abnormally dark coloring has puzzled scientists for years — but a new study using NASA data has revealed the origins of the planet’s unique look. Patches of a carbon-rich material called graphite — the same stuff that’s in a pencil — cover Mercury’s surface, tinting the … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Prompt wants to be the command line for the real world

In a world where apps are getting more feature-rich and complex, Prompt is taking a step backwards and aiming to be ‘a command line for the real world.’ Tagline aside, the application (SMS/Slack/Web) lets you text commands to a number of integrations to do things like change the … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Watch a man and dog adorably frolic in snow using virtual reality

The love between a human and a dog is a special bond represented in everything from books to film. Now the relationship is showcased in the newest intimate form of media — virtual realityMercedes-Benz recently equipped the Internet famous Loki the Wolfdog and his owner Kelly Lund … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Civil Wars Are Not Civil | Links & Comments | 3.7.2016

There is often some bizarre connection to adjacent items in my RSS news reader or Twitter stream. The following three stories all appeared about the same time in my RSS feed. They seem related. But none reference the other, so I guess they are just coincidence. However, as any Ne … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Gillmor Gang: Trumpty Dumpty

The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Saturday, March 5, 2016. The Gang goes full tilt boogie on the Republican race to the bottom with Trump in the driver seat. In the real time race, Twitter has the nomination lo … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Bulls' Butler sidelined by left-knee soreness

Jimmy Butler's return from a knee injury lasted all of one game, and the Chicago Bulls aren't sure when the All-Star guard will be able to play again. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Payment device Square Reader launches in Australia

The payments technology company Square has launched it's Square Reader product in Australia. The square-shaped reader is a small device that attaches to a phone or tablet to process credit and debit card payments.Square Reader plugs into a headphone jack of an iOS or Android devi … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Virginia’s governor just signed the nation’s first daily fantasy sports law

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe just signed into law the “Fantasy Contests Act,” which is a legal framework for fantasy sports providers that operate in the state. The bill, which was approved by the Virginia legislator a few weeks ago, makes Virginia the first state in the nat … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

It’s 2016, and we’re still not using HTTPS properly

GUEST: Disclaimer: I’m a big fan of Pandora. I’ve been a listener for a decade or more, and I started paying for an annual subscription even before there was any real incentive to do so, solely because I loved the service and wanted it to succeed. This post isn’t really about Pan … | Continue reading | 4 years ago


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100 million people play Supercell games every day

More people play Supercell games every day than live in London, Beijing, Delhi, New York City, Tokyo and Moscow combined. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Watch out: The New York Times is trying to block your ad-blocker

For those of you who are sneaky enough to have an ad-blocker extension on your browser, the Grey Lady is not having it anymore. According to a report from Adage, a spokesperson said that the publication is testing out a system that detects whether an ad-blocker is being used and … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

'Gear.Club' is a Rebrand of the Apple TV Exclusive 'GT Spirit', Soft Launched in Canada

Eden Games, creators of classic racing games like V-Rally and Test Drive Unlimited, have soft-launched a racing game for iOS called Gear.Club. They're bringing their experience with creating gorgeous worlds to race through with fancy-looking real-world cars to iOS. While you won' … | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Google just hired moot

Right now there doesn’t appear to be much information as to what kind of role the 4chan founder will serve at Google. | Continue reading | 4 years ago

Bringing the Glitz to B2B Marketing #b2bmktg16

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Nissan concept video transforms cars into power plants of the future

The auto industry spends a lot of time selling us on the dream of a future of environmentally friendly vehicles and self-driving cars, but that vision is rarely framed for the public in one, easy-to-comprehend visionTo that end, Nissan has released a concept video that attempts t … | Continue reading | 4 years ago