The Drop Connected Kitchen Scale Is Not As Easy As Apple Pie, Yet

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screen480x480 The next frontier of hardware is in your kitchen. Drop hopes to be a part of that connected experience with a kitchen scale and an iPad app that uses Bluetooth technology to take you step-by-step through hundreds of curated recipes.

It’s an Irish invention that has been on pre-sale all summer long. It’s now available for purchase in the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Europe for $99.95. Read More

For Windows 10, A Feedback Test

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windows-101 Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is a large project, and one that is being built partially in plain sight. The software company, leaving behind its former ways, is working to integrate its community into the development process, even highlighting their feedback when it results in new features and changes that were sourced from people outside the firm. Such it was last week… Read More

HBO’s sci-fi western ‘Westworld’ is coming next year with an insanely good cast

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Looks like HBO was really happy with J. J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan’s Westworld pilot, an adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 novel of the same name. News of the pilot first came out over a year ago; today, accompanied by some bizarre tweets (and the Vine, above), HBO has confirmed that Westworld will be given a full season order and will debut next year.

The premiere episode was directed by Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar co-writer and, yes, Christopher’s brother) and co-written by both Nolan and Lisa Joy. The series will star Anthony Hopkins as an inventor who runs a futuristic theme park full of lifelike androids. According to THR, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, and Thandie Newton will portray the androids and can be…

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China has arrested three suspects for spreading Wirelurker iOS malware

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Less than two weeks after the bug was first discovered, the Wirelurker iOS malware has already led to three arrests. First discovered by ZDNet, the Beijing Bureau of Public security has announced the arrest of three suspects charged with spreading the Wirelurker malware through a third-party app store. Police say the program that spread the malware has also been shut down.

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Listen to over 100 songs from the new ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

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While Grand Theft Auto V is arguably the best game of the GTA series, perhaps the best part of the game (as is the case with the entire franchise) is its soundtrack. For this week’s Xbox One / PlayStation 4 re-releaseRockstar has updated the music with “over 100 additional new songs” — and thanks to the Reddit gods, we’ve got a near-complete playlist.

The Reddit community has confirmed 157 of the reported 162 new songs (in addition to the returning tracks from last year’s version). The confirmed tracks were “heard or seen on GTA V live streams” and are guaranteed to make your cruise around Los Santos fit any situation you’re in. It includes a vast array of songs from recent hits by Lorde (“Tennis Court”) and Maroon 5 (“Moves Like…

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Intel wants to sell this $495 smart cuff to women

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At a press event today, Intel fully unveiled the luxury wearable device for fashion-forward women that it’s been teasing since January called “My Intelligent Communication Accessory,” or MICA. It’s a result of a collaboration with fashion brand Opening Ceremony, and the two companies believe that the device can solve the problems they discovered in their research women had, like fumbling for phones during meetings or needing extra space to store one when planning a night out.

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Snapchat now lets you send money to friends

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There’s something new that you’ll soon be able to send over Snapchat: money. Snapchat is today launching a service called Snapcash, which lets you quickly send money to a friend and have it deposited into their bank account. Once you’ve entered your debit card into Snapchat, you’ll be able to start sending a friend money through the normal messaging screen, just by entering in the amount you want to send and beginning it with a dollar sign. For now, the service is only available in the US for users age 18 and over. It’s likely that an app update will be required to start using Snapcash, but no update is available yet on either iOS or Android.

Snapchat created Snapcash in partnership with Square, which will handle storing card numbers…

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Tony Hawk Rides An Actual Hoverboard To Make Up For That Last Time

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tony Remember when Tony Hawk (and a heap of other celebs) broke our hearts with that super phony hoverboard video? Eight months later, Tony is back with a video of him riding an actual hoverboard — or, at least, the closest thing we’ve got to date. The board in the video above is the Hendo — a project that set out to raise $250,000 on Kickstarter, and has since raised nearly 2x… Read More

SourceLair Lets You Code Right In Your Browser

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IMG_2628 Editing code isn’t that hard. A terminal, a little Vim, a little PHP, some beer, and maybe a few Google searches and you’re off and running. But what if you want to work on a project without compromising your personal server or don’t really have an environment for coding? SourceLair is one answer. The freemium service lets you build projects right in your browser. It… Read More

New York City is building 10,000 internet pylons for free public Wi-Fi

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Say goodbye to New York’s public pay phones and hello to one of the largest public Wi-Fi experiments ever. A new city plan dubbed LinkNYC will replace public pay telephones with a console that provides free public Wi-Fi (“up to gigabit speeds”) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The physical pillar will also provide free domestic phone calls (including 911 and 311), a charging station for your phones, and a “touchscreen tablet interface to access City services, directions, and more.”

LinkNYC will reportedly be funded entirely through advertising revenues — if you noticed, there’s a large screen on the sides for bright promotions — and “will be built at no cost to taxpayers.” The project is estimated to generate more than $500 million in…

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BitTorrent Opens Its Paygate Premium Content Bundles To All Artists, Giving Creators A 90% Cut

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Diplo-BitTorrent-Bundle BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer file distribution network that has been repositioning itself as a legit friend and home to the creative industries, is today embarking on the latest phase of its strategy to build a bigger business model for itself, and the musicians, filmmakers and others whose content gets distributed on its network. It is opening its paygate-based business model to all artists… Read More

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