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[video] Apple’s working on an iPhone even it can’t hack (Apple Byte)
I think Apple will cave at the end of the day.
Apple vs the FBI is the biggest story of 2016 and Apple is not willing to make an “FBiOS”. Plus, The Apple TV could be your next cable box.
[video] Akon Mostly Bypasses Labels With ‘App Albums’
When Akon releases his first albums in seven years, he’ll largely bypass the music labels and ask fans to download an app to their phone for exclusive access
[video] iPhone 6S Video Test 4k!
Fuck buying a camera just buy a iPhone 6s and shoot a feature film. (Back to Back Apple posts not intended).
I used attachment lenses from Moment, a startup that makes great stuff (full disclosure – i am an advisor to the company) see here –http://momentlens.co/
I used an external microphone and I made a mount to attach the camera and mic to a tripod. I also color graded using FCx basic color tools.
[video] Steve Jobs – (Trailer #2)
Looks so much better than the Ashton Kutcher movie that bombed.
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson.
Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also
stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh
[video] The 10 Ways Driverless Cars Will Redefine the Future
McKinsey & Co Principal Dominik Wee discusses the future for driverless cars. He speaks on “Market Makers.”
[video] How Marques Brownlee Became “The Best Technology Reviewer On The Planet” #BLACKSINTECH
This kid needs a television program in addition to his online empire. #BLACKSINTECH
Marques Brownlee is a 20-year-old college student who’s been hailed “the best technology reviewer on the planet right now” by former Google VP Vic Gundotra. With nearly 2 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, Brownlee has become a supremely influential personality in the tech and gadget space. He tells us how he got to where he is at such a young age.
What happens when your friend’s smartphone can tell that you’re lying?
In just a few weeks, the next installment of “The Hunger Games” will arrive in movie theaters. The latest in a long line of films to depict a future all-knowing or controlling government — think “1984” or “Minority Report” — the dystopian tale will likely be a runaway hit. But the power to seem all-knowing – or at least know more than do now – may soon lie in technology that’s already in the palm of your hand.
We are nearing a point where our smartphones will be able to recognize a face or voice, in real life or on-screen. And identification is only the most basic of the possibilities. Many app-makers are experimenting with software that can also analyze – able to determine someone’s emotions or honesty just by a few facial cues.
Google Debuts “OK Glass” Eyewear Prototype
The future is here. I can definitely see this being something very popular in a few years for vacations.
The Glass eyewear perches a screen just above a person’s ordinary field of view; the device itself is equipped with a processor, camera, head-tracking orientation sensors, and other electronics drawn from the smartphone industry. Google began selling Glass developer prototypes called Explorer last year for $1,500 that are due to ship this year.
Obama & Silicon Valley Tech Titans Have Dinner
Wanna know who attended? Go right here
Obama chose these 12 titans of technology because “American companies like these have been leading by investing in the creativity and ingenuity of the American people, creating cutting-edge new technologies and promoting new ways to communicate.”
New Press Secretary Jay Carney instead released an email which described the evening as the president’s chance to discuss “his proposals to invest in research and development and expand incentives for companies to grow and hire, along with his goal of doubling exports over five years to support millions of American jobs.”
New Tech: Google Goggles (video)
Source : HuffPost
This is just amazing right here. I actually saw this first on a CNBC special called “The Mind of Google” (thanks J Didda) which was fascinating and scary at the same time.
In the special they were beta testing the aptly named “Google Goggles” but seemed to be a ways off from it coming to market. Well it seems that there are much closer than they let on.
Google Goggles is a visual search app for Android phones. Instead of using words, take a picture of an object with your camera phone: we attempt to recognize the object, and return relevant search results. Goggles also provides information about businesses near you by displaying their names directly in the camera preview.
The Peculiar Relationship Between Porn & Technology
The pornography industry’s long and fruitful marriage with technology has brought about many social changes as it pushed adult entertainment increasingly into the mainstream. As one of the earliest adopters of the latest technologies, it has been difficult to differentiate whether the porn industry has merely been one of the first to utilize these new tools, or whether the billion dollar industry has actually given these advancements the backing necessary to bring about their popularity. The adult film industry has largely, and controversially, been credited for playing a major role in deciding the format wars of VHS vs. Beta, DVD vs. Laserdisc and most recently, HD DVD vs. Blu-ray. Whether or not this has been reality, it is clear that this X-rated romance is here to stay.
[video] Girls Love Technology
I can definitely relate to this scenario. You ever had one of those days when you’re getting off the train, or getting on one and a beautiful woman is exiting. Y’all lock eyes for a brief second but the necessary time to engage her in a convo isn’t there, and you just wish you could zap her with your info so y’all can follow up in a more comfy venue, like let’s say your bedroom? Well, this commercial kind of touches on that scenario and offers some cutting edge technology (.tel) that takes you a step closer.
New staff find White House in tech Dark Ages
via Washington Post
If the Obama campaign represented a sleek, new iPhone kind of future, the first day of the Obama administration looked more like the rotary-dial past.
Two years after launching the most technologically savvy presidential campaign in history, Obama officials ran smack into the constraints of the federal bureaucracy yesterday, encountering a jumble of disconnected phone lines, old computer software, and security regulations forbidding outside e-mail accounts.
What does that mean in 21st-century terms? No Facebook to communicate with supporters. No outside e-mail log-ins. No instant messaging. Hard adjustments for a staff that helped sweep Obama to power through, among other things, relentless online social networking.
“It is kind of like going from an Xbox to an Atari,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said of his new digs.
In many ways, the move into the White House resembled a first day at school: Advisers wandered the halls, looking for their offices. Aides spent hours in orientation, learning such things as government ethics rules as well as how their paychecks will be delivered. And everyone filled out a seemingly endless pile of paperwork. Continue reading
GOP Warned to Embrace Technology or Face ‘Suicide’
(CNN) — When Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis decided to throw his hat in the ring to head the Republican Party, he announced his intentions on an unlikely forum: Twitter.
Not too long ago, the social networking Web site most popular among teenagers and 20-somethings was probably the last place you would expect to find a candidate for the Republican National Committee chairmanship.
But then Barack Obama’s presidential campaign appeared to revolutionize the way technology could be integrated into every facet of a campaign — from fundraising to media outreach to voter mobilization.
The result was a Democratic Party that outpaced its rival in nearly every measure — in the process revealing how detrimental the GOP’s apparent lack of tech fluency proved to be on Election Day.
The Republican Party is playing catch-up, hoping to compete with Democrats in the next two pivotal election cycles. Continue reading
[video] Electronic Waterfall Printer
I definitely need one of these at the house.
Egypt Bans Use of GPS Technology
via Daily Star Egypt
CAIRO: Technology lovers and modern car owners in Egypt consider themselves unlucky because of a government ban on the usage of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology.
Telecoms Law 10/2003 outlaws the import of GPS-equipped mobile phones, and retailers found selling them could lead to the confiscation of their entire stock. The same applies to any kind of commercial use of GPS technology, which includes cars equipped with GPS devices.
Mobile phones like the Nokia N95, N82 as well as iPhones and some 3G phones are banned in Egypt, leaving the market deprived of the latest technology and features that are fast becoming standard in the new generation of mobile phones. Continue reading
[video] ‘Big Dog’: ‘Most Advanced Quadruped Robot’ Can Go Anywhere Regardless Of Terrain
Totally F*cking Amazing!
It is a quadruped robot that walks, runs, and climbs on rough terrain and carries heavy loads. BigDog is powered by a gasoline engine that drives a hydraulic actuation system. BigDog’s legs are articulated like an animal’s, and have compliant elements that absorb shock and recycle energy from one step to the next.
Verizon In Hot Water for Partnership with “TechNigga”
Several civil rights activists and media watchdog groups are calling on Verizon Wireless and company CEO Lowell C. McAdam to drop its contract and distribution deal with Loren Feldman and 1938 Media for promoting stereotypes about African Americans.
1938’s president Loren Feldman—who is white—hosts and stars in a skit titled “TechNigga” on the company web site.
In the three minute long skit, Feldman wonders aloud about the lack of black technology bloggers on the Internet.
Scientists Say Astronauts Found Ancient Ruins On Moon, NASA Cover-Up
The former manager of the Data and Photo Control Department at NASA’s Lunar Receiving Laboratory during the manned Apollo Lunar Program, Ken Johnston, has released quite a number of sensational statements recently in the USA. The specialist said that U.S. astronauts found ancient ruins of artificial origin and a previously unknown technology to control gravitation when then landed on the Moon. Astronauts took pictures of the objects that they found, but NASA ordered Johnston to destroy the images. Johnston did not follow the order. He said that the U.S. government had been keeping this information a secret for 40 years.
Johnston’s startling Apollo allegations have recently appeared in a new book, “Dark Mission: the Secret History of NASA,” co-authored by former NASA consultant and CBS Science Advisor, Richard C. Hoagland and Mike Bara, an aerospace engineering consultant. According to Kay Ferrari, JPL Director of the SSA Program (in a phone call to Johnston last week), it was Johnston “being quoted [as] criticizing NASA in Hoagland’s new book, ‘Dark Mission,'” that prompted her to ask for Johnston’s resignation from the SSA Program. When Johnston refused, citing First Amendment protections of free speech afforded all NASA employees, even those at JPL, Ferrari apparently decided to remove him arbitrarily from the SSA Program this week without cause.
[video] Japanese Spitters Going In On 9-11
In our quest to bring you the most prolific Hip Hop artistry the world has to offer, we found this clip of some Japanese artist who not only have their own distinct style but they are also quite political. Whoever knew? The only imports we get from Japan is fashion, come to find out they got some conscious artists over there too! Here King Giddra goes in on 9-1-1, and if Dr. Reverend Jeremiah Wright had you uncomfortable you might wanna think twice before you press play.