Microsoft just turned Windows 10 into malware
Microsoft really wants you to upgrade to Windows 10. So much so that you no longer have a choice.
Running an airlines is a surprisingly unprofitable business, considering that the model does revolve around charging people many hundreds of dollars to sit in a chair. But as the WSJ points out, airlines have a creative new way to charge you a hundred bucks for something that used to be called “common courtesy.”
It has been long acknowledged in the tech industry that Android’s system of updates, which relies on phone manufacturers and carriers to roll out updates, sucks. Much as Google has long claimed that fragmentation isn’t a problem, having devices running tens of different versions is a giant headache for developers, and a boon for hackers.
As always, the first step on the road to recovery is acceptance, and according to Bloomberg, Google is getting there.
Disney has been on a roll for the past 12 months, having released not one but two huge blockbusters including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Captain America: Civil War. As big as those two movies were, the company also has plenty of other highly anticipated titles in the making and it looks like there’s one trailer that people wanted to watch even more than The Force Awakens or Civil War. More →
The Hyperloop is no longer just a wild transportation dream, as several companies out there are looking to turn Elon Musk’s high-speed train concept into a commercial product. We’ve already seen demos showing the type of technology that will help Hyperloop cars go down a track at speeds of hundreds of miles per hour, and now it’s time to take a look at the pod that should carry you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour.
Wireless headphones are growing more and more popular these days, and sales will probably skyrocket if the rumors are true and the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus don’t have standard 3.5mm headphone ports. But what if your wireless headphones could play all your favorite music without even having to connect to your smartphone? You’d save battery life for certain, and the sound quality might even be a little better since your music wouldn’t have to stream over Bluetooth. Check out the Sony NWZWS613BLK 4 GB Bluetooth Sports Wearable MP3 Player, which is on sale on Amazon right now for $128.00 with free shipping. More →
Since 2007, I’ve read countless versions of the “Apple is doomed” argument, most of them related to the iPhone. Apple was doomed because it dared compete in the smartphone business, then it was doomed when Android came along, and then it was doomed every time a product failed to arouse the imagination of some analyst or journalist. In all this time, however, Apple has been anything but doomed. And it’s likely that will not happen in the foreseeable future.
Today’s version of “Apple is doomed” comes from well-known outspoken software developer Marco Arment, who has often shared his views on Apple’s business. His take on the matter has an “if” in it, suggesting this scenario isn’t likely to happen, but his reasoning isn’t entirely accurate. More →
Want to break into the world of computer science? Well, first you need to know the basics. The Complete Computer Science Bundle lets you take all of the courses needed to master programming. More →
After raking in over a billion dollars at the box office and receiving near-universal praise from critics, it’s hard to deny that Captain America: Civil War was a massive success for Marvel. Sadly, even with its enormous budget and its long running time, Civil War didn’t have room for all of our favorite heroes.
But don’t worry, Hulk fans — the Green Goliath can’t be held back for long.
A report today from the South China Morning Post claims that Foxconn, Apple’s longtime manufacturing partner, has replaced over half of its workforce with robots. That’s bad news for the workers and good news for Apple’s bottom line, but it also hints at something else: the solution to Apple’s offshore manufacturing “problem.”
There are more tools now at the disposal of people trying to lose weight and get in shape than there have ever been in the past. But unhealthy food is also more abundant than ever before, and the number of Americans who lead a sedentary lifestyle continues to grow. I know how difficult it can be to lose weight. I spent most of my life as an obese American before losing 50 lbs in just 3 months on the way to my target weight. Unfortunately, not all Americans have found the motivation to shed excess weight and improve their health — according to the CDC’s most recent National Health Interview Survey, America has never been more obese than it is right now. More →
The folks over at the Photoshopbattles subreddit have been having a field day today coming up with all sorts of creative shots based on the above photo of Harrison Ford — in his full Indiana Jones get-up — sitting inside of a refrigerator.
There is an overwhelming amount of media to consume in 2016.
You can catch up on the latest episodes of a network TV show, go to the theater to watch a multi-million dollar blockbuster, log in to Netflix to binge on the latest original series or jump on a PlayStation 4 to play a 60-hour game.
With so much content at our disposal, it’s easy to just give up and watch Seinfeld reruns, which is why it’s always nice to have a list of suggestions from others.