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All The Announcements From Apple's WWDC Event

HuffPost India | Ivan Mehta | June 14, 2016 | India
Apple CEO Tim Cook took the center-stage yesterday evening at the company's ongoing annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) being held in San Francisco. First, he asked the attendees to observe a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Orlando attack. After that, he spoke about the success of...

Why Are Smartphone Companies Removing 3.5 mm Headphone Jacks?

HuffPost India | Ivan Mehta | June 14, 2016 | India
Every smartphone has a socket or a jack, 3.5 mm in diameter, where you can plug your headphones. The 3.5 mm jack has been a standard feature across numerous devices, including smartphones of different makes and models. The feature has been a boon for users, who have been able to...

OnePlus 3 To Be Available In India From 12:30 AM At ₹27999

HuffPost India | Ivan Mehta | June 14, 2016 | India
The much anticipated launch of the OnePlus3 smartphone happens today. The smartphone maker OnePlus will launch the phone 'virtually' and on the company website. The 'virtual' launch, which can be attended via a VR headset that has already been distributed to about 30,000 people, begins at 10 PM IST. The...

Russian Government Hackers Penetrated DNC, Stole Opposition Research On Trump

The Washington Post | Paul Vale | June 14, 2016 | Politics
Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.

There's A New 'Final Fantasy' Movie, And Its CGI Is Almost Too Real

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | June 14, 2016 | Technology
"Uncanny valley" barely begins to describe a new trailer for the upcoming "Final Fantasy" movie. The computer-generated imagery in "Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV" -- which will be released in select theaters Aug. 19, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday -- is realistic enough that you'll probably do a double take on first glance. Just look at this series of delicious "Final Fantasy" hairstyles and armor! Look at this punk spit! Marvel at the incredibly realistic magical blasts hurled at this run-of-the-mill Cerberean beast! And then compare it to the relatively muddy visuals in 2001's "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within." We've come a long way.  If you can't make it to a theater for "Kingsglaive" -- which stars Aaron Paul and Lena Headey as hyperrealistic characters they in no way resemble -- the film will also be released on home video, Sony Pictures...

Five Low-Tech Ways Manufacturers Can Make Guns Safer

The Trace | Damon Beres | June 13, 2016 | Technology
Smart guns hold promise, but firearms makers could implement these proven safety features right now.

Lenovo's Budget Phone Vibe K5 Launched At ₹6999

HuffPost India | Ivan Mehta | June 13, 2016 | India
Lenovo launched their budget phone Vibe K5 In India today. The phone was unveiled originally in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and will be sold in India for ₹6999. The budget phone is meant to compete with models such as Moto E and Samsung J3. The phone...

Artist With One Arm Inks Clients With Tattoo Gun Prosthetic

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | June 14, 2016 | Good News
He wears his heart on his sleeve. Tattoo artist, JC Sheitan Tenet — who lost his lower right arm 22 years ago — worked with artist and engineer Jean-Louis Gonzalez (known as “JL Gonzal”) to create a prosthetic tattoo machine. According to a Facebook post, Gonzal used pieces of a typewriter, manometer, various pipes, as well as Tenet’s existing prosthesis to give the artist the dexterity to create tattoos.  On June 4, the two debuted what they claim is the first-of-its-kind prosthetic at Tattoo Motor Show 2016, a convention in Davezieux, France. A video of Tenet inking his first tattoo with their kickass collaboration was posted to Steampunk Tendencies’ Facebook page on June 7 and the video has since racked up more than 1 million views. Tenet posted the completed tattoo that he drew with his prosthetic (a woman embracing a skull) on his Facebook page — though he did admit to Mashable he used his left hand for the majority of the tattoo and used the prosthetic mostly for shading.  Tenet met Gonzal — who is known for making mechanized taxidermies and skulls — at various tattoo conventions. Noticing Gonzal’s unique talent, Tenet asked him if he could mechanize one of his old prosthetics he had lying around the house and thus, the partnership was born. At the moment Tenet uses his shoulder to move the prosthetic gun, which both artists insist is a prototype, or "kinetic sculpture," and is not practical for everyday use yet. But Tenet told Motherboard that he hopes in the future he’ll be able to incorporate wrist and finger movements while using the prosthetic. In regards to how Tenet felt using the prosthetic for the first time, he told Mashable: "I had to relearn to use my right hand 22 years after the loss; it's terrifying and amazing at the same...

Twitter's Latest Anti-Troll Measure Is Perfectly Timed

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | June 13, 2016 | Technology
There's something about the internet that can bring out the absolute worst in people.  In their typical fashion, some Twitter trolls spewed homophobic and Islamophobic sentiments following Sunday's mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida. The suspect in the massacre reportedly pledged allegiance to the self-described...

The 8 Coolest iPhone Features Apple Just Announced

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | June 13, 2016 | Technology
Apple's unleashing a lot of neat features for your iPhone and iPad this year. A slew of updates are coming soon with iOS 10, the company announced Monday during its Worldwide Developers Conference. The new mobile operating system will be available as a download this fall,...

Tim Cook Pauses During Apple Keynote To Address Shooting In Orlando

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | June 13, 2016 | Technology
Apple CEO Tim Cook took a moment Monday during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco to acknowledge the victims of a shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida. The shooting killed 49 and injured 53 others. "Before we start with the keynote we’d...

WhatsApp Releases Quote Feature, GIF Support In Works

HuffPost India | Ivan Mehta | June 13, 2016 | India
WhatsApp has introduced a new feature in their latest builds. Now you can quote someone's message and write a comment on that message. This would be akin to Twitter's 'Quote' feature and Facebook's 'Share Post' feature. Here is how it works -- when you click on any message in the...

San Bernardino Nurses, Medical Staff Send Love To Orlando Hospital After Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | June 14, 2016 | Good News
Medical staff in Orlando, who are caring for victims of Sunday's deadly shooting at a gay nightclub, received a thoughtful show of support from some compassionate individuals on the other side of the country.  Members of the emergency room staff at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center -- many of...

Donors Giving To Orlando Victims’ Fund At A Record Rate

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | June 13, 2016 | Impact
A GoFundMe initiative to raise money for the victims and families of the mass shooting at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, raised $1 million faster than any campaign in the platform's history. By Monday afternoon, just one day after the shooting that occurred early Sunday...

Oops! Facebook Accidentally Told The World That The Philippines Was At War

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | June 13, 2016 | Technology
Facebook is great for helping you remember friends' birthdays. But not so much when it comes to vexillology. On Sunday, Facebook users in the Philippines saw a message commemorating the country's declaration of independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. The message, however, had one teensy glitch. 

Here Is What Apple Is Likely To Announce Today At WWDC

Ivan Mehta | June 13, 2016 | India
Apple's annual developer conference, WWDC (or, the World Wide Developers Conference) starts today at San Francisco with the first keynote slated for 10 am local time or 10.30 pm IST. Apple will be live streaming the event on multiple platforms. Here are some of the announcements expected from the Cupertino-based...

Walgreens Is Walking Out On Scandal-Struck Theranos

Alexander C. Kaufman | June 13, 2016 | Business
Things just got much worse for Theranos. On Sunday, pharmacy giant Walgreens abandoned the embattled blood-testing startup accused of failing to deliver accurate results with its tests. The move came roughly nine months after The Wall Street Journal exposed major problems with the company's technology,...

This Guy Schools Homophobic Religious Hypocrites In Just 18 Tweets

Cavan Sieczkowski | June 13, 2016 | Queer Voices
Justifying homophobia and bigotry with religious texts is something that still occurs in 2016. One Twitter user decided to dispel the confusion some people have in a series of tweets pointing out the sheer hypocrisy of such rationale.  Darrius Anderson from Raleigh, North Carolina, and North Carolina State University student...

Amazon Wants Its Devices To Understand Your Emotions

Damon Beres | June 13, 2016 | Technology
Get ready for computers that understand how you're feeling. Amazon is working on new ways for its "Alexa" assistant to identify and respond to your emotions, a report from the MIT Technology Review said Monday. The artificially intelligent helper, which lives in devices like...

Here's What People Fear In China's 'Silicon Valley'

Casey Williams | June 13, 2016 | Technology
SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - A housing boom in China's wannabe "Silicon Valley" of Shenzhen risks undermining the city's tech boom as young professionals consider moving out to avoid the highest residential prices in the country. In the space...
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