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American designer credited in ‘Breath of the wild’ accomplished his decade-old dream

In 2007, Cory Bunnell claimed his dream was to work for Nintendo. Seven years later he graduated from a Japanese university. Today, he is a lone American developer in a sea of Japanese names credited in Breath of the Wild. The post American designer.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsMar 19th, 2017

New Solar Plane Plans Non-Stop Flight Around The World

An anonymous reader quotes Bloomberg: [A] Russian tycoon and his Renova Group plan a record-breaking effort to send a plane around the world nonstop using only the power of the sun. If all goes well, a single pilot will fly for five days straight at.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 55 min. ago

A Third of the Nation"s Honeybee Colonies Died Last Year

A third of the honeybees in the United States were lost over the last year, part of a decade-long die-off experts said may threaten our food supply. USA Today reports: The annual survey of roughly 5,000 beekeepers showed the 33% dip from April 2016 t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 7 min. ago

Comcast Customer Satisfaction Drops 6% After TV Price Hikes, ACSI Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Comcast's customer satisfaction score for subscription TV service fell 6 percent in a new survey, putting the company near the bottom of rankings published by the American Customer Satisfaction I.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Sean Parker Is Going To Great Lengths To Ensure "Screening Room" Is Piracy Free, Patents Reveal

Napster co-founder Sean Parker has been working on his new service called Screening Room, which when becomes reality, could allow people to watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters in their living room as soon as they premiere at the box office. This.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Sergey Brin’s secret airship will deliver aid and schlep his family

Last month, news dropped that Google co-founder Sergey Brin is building an airship on the sly -- not a traditional airplane but an honest-to-god helium-filled dirigible. While he insisted the project wasn't operating under the tech tita.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Bits: Daily Report: Lessons From a Journey Through America

Mark Zuckerberg is only about halfway through his goal to visit all the states, but the trips seem to be influencing his thinking, and his philosophy......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

With Nothing Left To Sell, RadioShack Is Selling Itself To People

RadioShack, an almost 100-year-old American chain of wireless and electronics stores, had a hell of ride at retail. The cradle of building your own electronics at home, and an early participant in the PC revolution, is finally facing the end after a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

The Galaxy S8 Can’t Compete with Secret New Android Phone

The Galaxy S8 Can’t Compete with Secret New Android Phone is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile. Back in March, we learned the co-founder of Android, Andy Rubin, was working on a stunning new Android smartphone with his company Essential......»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Almost every adult still watches TV the old-fashioned way

Surprise: an overwhelming majority of adults still watch TV on a TV despite cord-cutting and the prevalence of mobile broadband. 92 percent of those aged 18 and older according to a recent report from Nielsen, to be exact. "Sure, viewers hav.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Monster Hunter XX Double Cross coming to the Nintendo Switch, no word on North American release yet

The Monster Hunter series has been around for more than a decade. The fantasy, role-playing game (RPG) started back in 2004 on the PlayStation 2 and now it is set to arrive on Nintendo’s newest console, the Switch. Monster Hunter Generations, t.....»»

Category: topSource:  mobilesyrupRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Insurance startup Quilt adds life insurance to its portfolio of products

 The startup insurance application processor Quilt has added a life insurance product to its portfolio and has begun pitching its digital enrollment in 37 states across the country. In partnership with Generation Life (a 50-year-old insurance c.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Facebook and Google ask Congress for surveillance reform (again)

It's no secret that the American government monitors the web data of non-citizens it considers potential threats. But major tech companies such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Google are looking to change the way that surveillance is handle.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Viral video of girl snatched by sea lion raises “seal finger” awareness

It’s unclear if the girl has it, but the Internet made sure she got proper treatment. Enlarge (credit: WAVY TV 10) When a video showing a 6-year-old girl getting yanked into the sea by a feisty sea lion went viral this week, her parents quic.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Former Mozilla CTO: "Chrome Won"

Responding to Firefox marketing head Eric Petitt's blog post from earlier this week, Andreas Gal, former chief technology officer of Mozilla (who spent seven years at the company) offers his insights. Citing latest market share figures, Gal says "it'.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Trump has an iPhone with one app: Twitter

Trump retired his trademark Samsung device in March after taunting Schwarzenegger. Enlarge (credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Early in March, President Donald Trump surrendered his personal Android phone—the phone from which.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Rogers CEO Joe Natale says more effort must be given to improve customer service

Rogers’ new CEO Joe Natale says the company must take an “end-to-end” approach to make a meaningful improvement to its customer service. On April 19th, his first day on the job, Natale said there was “definitely more to do”.....»»

Category: topSource:  mobilesyrupRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Calls for Universal Basic Income in His Harvard Commencement Speech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become the latest major tech figure to call for universal basic income as a solution for inequality, joining a growing chorus from Silicon Valley. From a report: "Every generation expands its definition of equality. N.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Dani Mathers, Former Playboy Model, Gets Community Service for Snapchat of Woman in Gym

Ms. Mathers must remove graffiti in Los Angeles after taking a photograph of a naked 70-year-old in a shower area, in a case seen as body shaming......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

7.2 Million-Year-Old Jawbone Indicates Oldest Hominin Lived in Europe, Not Africa

New analysis of ancient fossils could upend decades of thinking on when the last common ancestor of humans and chimps lived. Even more surprising, humans may have originated in Europe rather than in Africa. The post 7.2 Million-Year-Old Jawbone Indi.....»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Any website can crash your Windows 7 or 8 PC with these four characters

Just because Windows 7 is close to eight years old doesn’t mean you still can’t find ridiculous bugs that can crash your PC.Russian-language site Habrhabr.ru recently published one such bug that apparently causes problems if you simply visit a.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017