Atlanta Meetup. Tonight. Be There.

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meetupatl The time has come. We are in the deep south, enjoying all the wonders that Atlanta has to offer, and for the past 24 hours we’ve been saving the best for last. And if I’m not being clear enough, you guys are the best part.
What I’m trying to say is… we really want to see you at the Meetup tonight. This is our fourth year in Atlanta, and each year is better than the next. Read More

Designers Ditch Perfectionism For Instant Feedback With Wake

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Wake-01 “How does this look?” That was a surprisingly difficult question to get an answer to until now. Today, Wake launches the private beta of its tool that lets design teams privately share their works-in-progress. Wake’s web and iOS interface make it super quick to post an image to a team’s Wake feed and get comments. Built by a former Facebook designer, Wake already… Read More

The NSA’s SIM heist could have given it the power to plant spyware on any phone

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Last week, The Intercept published shocking new documents detailing a campaign by US and UK spies to hack into the SIM manufacturer Gemalto, stealing crucial encryption keys that protect and authenticate cellphone signals. But while it was clearly a major attack, I had a hard time seeing the operational benefits for the world’s spy agencies. SIM encryption only protects calls between your phone and the cell tower, which means any would-be surveillers would need to stay within a mile of the target. It’s also puzzling because carriers are often happy to hand over all their data with a blanket court order. Why would the GCHQ go to so much trouble for access to data they mostly already have?

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Microsoft opens up OneDrive storage for developers to integrate into apps

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Microsoft is opening up its cloud storage service, OneDrive, to developers today so they can start integrating it directly into applications. A new OneDrive API will include support for Windows, iOS, Android, and the web, with the full features of OneDrive available directly within apps. “The OneDrive API is a major step toward making the platform more accessible and powerful, but this is only the beginning,” says OneDrive program manager Ryan Gregg. “We are working on a lot of other improvements and features that we will release throughout the year.”

The introduction of a OneDrive API means Microsoft’s cloud storage moves even closer to Dropbox functionality, and it will likely mean more developers start to use OneDrive in their…

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Sony Pictures names new studio co-chair after hacking embarrassment

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Earlier this month Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal was pushed out of her role in the wake of the company’s embarrassing hack attack, and today the studio is starting its new era. Former 20th Century Fox head Tom Rothman has been named as Pascal’s replacement, where he’ll serve as the chair of Sony’s Motion Picture Group.

Rothman is a Hollywood veteran, having been at Fox for nearly two decades. There he oversaw huge blockbusters like Titanic, Avatar, and the X-Men franchise. He left in 2012, and joined Sony in 2013 to bring the company’s TriStar movie label back to life. TriStar subsequently co-produced films like Elysium and the Evil Dead reboot.

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Street Fighter V will feature the character that always dies

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Charlie Nash has been part of the Street Fighter canon since Street Fighter 2. In its story, we learn that Nash’s death at the hands of M. Bison inspired his mentee, the military beefcake Guile, to join the Street Fighter tournament, creating a morbid loop in the franchise’s mythos.

Nash first appeared as a playable character in the prequel series, Street Fighter Alpha. Because Nash’s death must motivate Guile’s involvement in Street Fighter 2, Nash never survives his storylines in the Alpha games. He’s murdered by Bison in Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior’s Dreams, betrayed by his own soldiers and tossed off a waterfall in the second Alpha game, and Alpha 3′s story has Nash sacrifice himself to keep Bison inside a base set to explode.

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Christina Aguilera’s pop star impressions are surprisingly awesome

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Jimmy Fallon is very well known for his musical impressions; his Neil Young is out of this world. So, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the deck was stacked against Christina Aguilera when Fallon asked her to take part in a game of musical impressions with him last night on The Tonight Show. Though, the minute she started belting the “Folger’s Coffee” jingle in Cher’s signature contralto, Fallon must have known he was going to lose.

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Google Publishes Chrome Experiment #1000

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chromeexperiments.com site Google’s Chrome Experiments site, which highlights cool, developer-submitted interactive applications that run in the browser, has been online since 2009 — almost as long as Chrome itself has been around. Today, Google is publishing the 1,000th experiment on the site and it’s launching a redesigned version of the site that is meant to showcase Polymer, Google’s web… Read More

Perceptiv’s SHIFT Turns Drones Into Smart Dollies For Filmmakers

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13604 Drone tech is exciting and full of potential, but few companies are focusing on tech that provides benefits drone users can enjoy now, without spending a fortune or managing an architectural firm or large-scale agricultural concern. Perceptiv Labs, a YC Winter 2015 cohort startup with a founding team out of Waterloo’s top-flight robotics engineering department, is offering high-flying… Read More

Sleep monitor Sense goes on sale today after hit Kickstarter campaign

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The sleep-tracking device Sense was a hit when it launched on Kickstarter last year, blowing past its $100,000 goal to reach over $2.4 million in total backing. Sense was originally supposed to be delivered to backers in November — while it missed that goal, the company behind it is today announcing that units are starting to ship out. Sales for Sense are also opening up to the public, at $129 each, and new orders are expected to ship this month.

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