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Apple Releases Safari 10 Developer Beta 5 for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan

Apple Releases Safari 10 Developer Beta 5 for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan

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Apple today released the fifth developer beta of Safari 10 for OS X Yosemite and OS X El Capitan users, allowing those who don’t yet want to install the macOS Sierra operating system to test out the upcoming Safari update. The fifth Safari 10 beta for Yosemite and El Capitan can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who installed the first four Safari 10 betas. Safari 10 for Yosemite and El Capitan does not include all of the features that are available or will be available in macOS Sierra, like Apple Pay on the web and Picture in Picture support, but the Safari 10 functions listed below are available. Safari Extensions New Bookmarks sidebar, including double-click to focus in on a folder
Mark Hamill recorded a voicemail message as the Joker and it's delightful

Mark Hamill recorded a voicemail message as the Joker and it's delightful

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Image: Amazing.reveal composite; getty images,  Warner Bros.By Max Knoblauch2016-08-10 20:15:00 UTCIf you've always dreamed of being kidnapped by Batman's psychotic clown archenemy the Joker, Mark Hamill can make that happen for you. The iconic Jedi master, who is also the celebrated voice of Joker in the animated Batman universe, left a voicemail message in-character on the comic book artist Jim Lee's phone.The message is just creepy enough to convince would-be callers that their friend is actually kidnapped. And if your outgoing message isn't to make your friends think you're in grave danger, then what is it for? Take a look at Lee's video and hear for yourself.Mr. Hamill, we hope you're prepared to do this for everyone.Topics: batman, mark hamill, Video, Videos, Wate
London wants to make for-hire drivers pass a written English test, and Uber is not happy

London wants to make for-hire drivers pass a written English test, and Uber is not happy

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Private hire drivers in London will be required to pass a written and spoken English test beginning October 1.Image: jay shaw baker/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesBy Emma Hinchliffe2016-08-10 20:11:11 UTCRegulations set to hit London in October would require Uber drivers to pass a written English test, and Uber is not having it.  The rules, imposed by Transport for London, would require private hire drivers from non-English speaking countries to pass an intermediate-level English language test that covers speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Drivers would have to pass the test, equivalent to the national curriculum for 9 to 11 year olds, whether they are applying for a new license or renewing an old one.  Uber says the regulations are onerous and unfairly penalize drivers w
8 of the strangest sports played in Olympic history

8 of the strangest sports played in Olympic history

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1920: England beats U.S. in tug of war, the Olympics.Image: Bettmann ArchiveBy Lili Sams2016-08-10 20:05:43 UTCWhen we think of Olympic athletes, swimmers, gymnasts and runners come to mind. But tug-of-war champions and rope climbers?  In the early days of the modern Olympics, host countries had discretion over the games program, which usually consisted of quirky and unconventional sports that highlighted the country's talents and traditions. At the 1900 Paris Olympics, hot-air ballooning was a demonstration event, the 200-meter swimming race took place in a river and featured an obstacle course, and live pigeons were used as targets during the shooting competition.  As the Olympics developed, live pigeons were replaced with clay targets, swimming and diving competitions were m
NASA awards companies $65 million to develop habitats for deep space

NASA awards companies $65 million to develop habitats for deep space

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NASA is serious about going to Mars, and not just for a quick visit, either. It just committed $65 million, spread over two years and six companies, for the purpose of developing and testing deep-space habitats that could be used on the way to — and on the surface of — the Red Planet. It’s part of the organization’s NEXTStep (not to be confused with the NeXTSTEP OS), an ongoing partnership program under NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems that funds private research into technology for space exploration. Last year’s NEXTStep contracts were for a variety of things, but this year they’re all on the same track: “deep space habitats where humans will live and work independently for months or years at a time, without cargo supply deliveries from Earth.” We’re talking spaceships here — big
'Overwatch' hero spotlight: How to suck less with Widowmaker

'Overwatch' hero spotlight: How to suck less with Widowmaker

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  Each Overwatch hero is a special snowflake. Different guns, different abilities, different movement speeds, different quirks. Learning to excel with one hero doesn't mean you've mastered Overwatch.Playing a hero the "right" way only gets you so far, of course. Positioning, team formation (on both sides) and overall skill level are still important; you can play a hero perfectly and still lose. But you probably won't win until you learn to play whoever you're using right. We've got you covered. Read on for tips, strategies and ideal maps/modes to help you suck less at using Overwatch's spider-eyed markswoman, Widowmaker. Ability breakdownPrimary weapon: Widow's Kiss (sniper). Fires single shots that deal high damage when fully charged. Each round takes one second to charge, and can
Kyocera’s new rugged handset doubles as an action cam

Kyocera’s new rugged handset doubles as an action cam

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Rugged is just kind of Kyocera’s thing, when it comes to handsets, and the new DuraForce Pro does its best to uphold that tradition with a Military Standard 810G grade rugged body and IP68 certification, which its dustproof and can withstand a two meter dunking for up to 30 minutes. None of that’s really all that different for the line, but the Pro does bring a newfound focus on camera features, in an attempt to offer bundle an Android smartphone and GoPro-style action cam. That means a 13-megapixel camera on the rear (couple with a 5MP selfie machine on the front), a 135-degree field of view and an on-board image process that gives it action, sports, slow-motion and underwater modes.The camera’s rugged five-inch 1920×1080 display doubles as a viewfinder, which should couple nicely
XPRIZE launches AI 2020 competition with IBM Watson

XPRIZE launches AI 2020 competition with IBM Watson

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Close your eyes. What do you see when you think about artificial intelligence? Hal 9000 defying human orders? Ava savagely murdering her maker? What about ARIIA taking over the country from deep inside the Pentagon? With a new competition, XPRIZE and IBM Watson challenge us to think slightly more pragmatically (or at least less apocalyptically dystopian) about the implications of artificial intelligence research on the future of humanity. To date, more than 1,000 people have registered to form teams with plans to tackle such issues as health, climate, transportation, space travel, robots, city planning, surgery, education and even civil rights. Because the competition is an open challenge, teams are expected to come up with criteria on which they will ultimately be judged in 2020. So
First Photo of Apple's A10 Chip for iPhone 7 Appears With Mid-July Production Date

First Photo of Apple's A10 Chip for iPhone 7 Appears With Mid-July Production Date

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Less than one month before Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Chinese repair shop GeekBar has shared the first photo of what appears to be the next-generation A10 chip destined for the smartphones on Weibo. The number of pins appears to be consistent with the A9 chip's 64-bit LPDDR4 interface. While the photo could easily be faked, the chipset is labeled with a 1628 date code, corresponding with mid-July production. Additionally, GeekBar has accurately leaked components for unreleased Apple products in the past, including the iPhone 6s display assembly and iPhone 6 schematics showing a 128GB storage option. What is pictured here is not the complete A10 chip and may be the RAM layer that is stacked on top of the A10 wafer as one system-on-a-chip, rather than t...
Swiss cheese manicures are the holey grail of nail art

Swiss cheese manicures are the holey grail of nail art

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By Chloe Bryan2016-08-10 16:03:25 UTCCheese is the most aesthetically pleasing thing we can think of, so we're not surprised it's oozing into the beauty world. We're talking, of course, about Swiss cheese manicures, which have been popping up in sizable numbers on Instagram since Tastemade Japan posted a tutorial.Unfortunately, the nail art is not made with real cheese. Instead, it's created by drilling through acrylic nails (to create those classic Swiss cheese holes) and layering them with yellow, orange and white polish. A far simpler DIY version has also emerged online. This one eschews the drilling — just remove little "holes" of nail polish with the end of a cotton swab. This creative soul even added a tiny mouse.Hey, add a couple bacon nails into the mix and you've got