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The much-anticipated augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go has been slyly released, but it appears to only be available for Australians and New Zealanders.Developed by Niantic Labs in partnership with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, the game was slated for a July release but download links have surfaced Wednesday morning local time.A Nintendo Australia spokesperson confirmed to Mashable Australia via email that Pokémon Go is available in Australia and New Zealand, but could not comment on its availability in other countries.According to a tweet by The Wall Street Journal'sTakashi Mochizuki, Nintendo has instructed eager U.S. and Japanese customers to "please wait for a while."A first look at Pokémon GoLuckily Mashable Australia happens to have access, so here's a tour of the game while the rest of the world patiently waits.
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A scorpion, Scorpio palmatus, under ultraviolet light.The twists and turns of a scorpion's underground burrows are generally inaccessible to anything that isn't a scorpion — including scientists.Researchers used an unusual method to model the lairs of these underground arachnids, finding out that the subterranean refuges built by different species are surprisingly similar, even when the scorpions inhabit different environments.Despite notable differences in the dirt the scorpions were digging through — silty soil in the Negev, sandy and loamy soil in the highlands, and sand dunes in the Kalahari — the scorpion species in all three locations built lairs with features that were common across all the burrow structures.The temperatures taken inside the scorpions' tunnels matched that of the soil around it.Tunnel soil also held more water than soil at the surface, likely providing the arachnid with relief from hot, dry conditions, the researchers suggested.
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Ladies and gentlemen, Prime Day is coming.And as we all know Prime Day is actually Prime Week.Amazon s killer deals kick off on Tuesday, July 5, and new ones will pop up each day until the main event on July 12.With the July 4th holiday coming up on Monday, today is your last day to check out some solid daily Amazon deals ahead of the big week-long Prime event, and we ve got some great ones for you to choose from including two antennas that will each get you free HDTV for life, a $20 Moto E smartphone, a $20 VR headset, a fantastic Wi-Fi range extender and much more.Motorola Moto E Android Prepaid Phone with Triple Minutes Tracfone iKross 2-in-1 Tablet and Cellphone Adjustable Swing Extended Cup Mount Holder Car Kit: $22.99 with free Prime shipping
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Power Editor only allows me to post a video with a pop-up lead form, but not a landing page with the video on the same screen.
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Rebecca Hall has worked with her fair share of well-known directors, including Christopher Nolan, Woody Allen and Ben Affleck, but her recent experience on The BFG with Steven Spielberg was one for the books.The actress, who plays Mary in the onscreen adaptation of Roald Dahl s beloved novel, opened up to The Huffington Post about her special experience working with Spielberg during an AOL Build interview on Tuesday.and Jaws which she says she watched when she was far too young.Hall was thrilled to be a part of the whimsical movie, which tells the story of a young orphan, Sophie Ruby Barnhill , who forms a bond with a non-human-eating giant nicknamed the BFG or the Big Friendly Giant, played by Mark Rylance.He seems to have a very unique access to what it is to be a child still, and he has all of that wonder and excitement and joy about life, Hall added of Spielberg.I think that s what makes his films for children so brilliant and also what makes him so brilliant to direct children.
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Google s highly anticipated Daydream virtual reality platform is launching in the fall and all aspects have to be ready to go — especially the Chrome Browser.The beta and developer versions of Chrome for Android now support the open source WebVR standard, and there s even mention of a VR Shell that would make any website viewable in VR.If you haven t heard of it before, WebVR is a Javascript API that essentially lets you view VR content in your browser.That means you wouldn t have to download an app just to view those 3D models, but of course, websites have to support it.On Google s side of things, Daydream is the search giant s upcoming virtual reality platform that will house Android VR apps, and it also provides a reference design for headsets, controllers, and smartphones so that the hardware is compatible with the VR software.You have to take off the headset if you want to view sites that do not have WebVR enabled — but a new feature could change that.
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This we learned today from the woes of Colin Grizzle - yes, really - a manager at the Pump bar in Oklahoma city, who was charged with maintaining a disorderly house after bottles of infused vodka were found at the bar in February."They were mixing drinks, pouring it out of a bottle and infusing bacon garlic, pickle juice, and pouring it back into the containers, Oklahoma City police Master Sgt.Gary Knight told The Oklahoman.The state s Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission will consider next month if state law expressly forbids the sale of infused drinks so let s cross some of our fingers for all bacon-infused vodka loving Okies.We won't hold our breath: in Oklahoma it is still illegal for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend to have a sex with a buffalo.A disorderly house indeed.
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EU-kommissionen håller på arbetar på ett förslag som skulle göra autonoma robotar till "elektroniska personer" vilket skulle innebära att de och dess ägare skulle få vissa rättigheter och ha vissa skyldigheter.Den skulle också innebära att företag som använder sig av robotar i stället för människor skulle bli skyldiga att deklarera hur mycket de sparade in på att inte behöva betala sociala avgifter för sina "anställda", det vill säga robotarna.Representanter för robotindustrin ställer sig dock kritiska till förslaget som håller på att tas fram av EU-kommissionen.Patrick Schwarzkopf från organisationen VDMA som bland annat representerar stora tyska företag som Siemens och Kuka Robotics säger i ett uttalande:"That we would create a legal framework with electronic persons - that's something that could happen in 50 years but not in 10 years.We think it would be very bureaucratic and would stunt the development of robotics"reuters.com
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Continuously checking your phone while hanging out with people is not only rude, but keeps you from being present with your awesome friends.To break the bad habit, consider enlisting your friends help by telling them you re on a smartphone diet.Though my friends are terrible at helping me stick to an actual diet, they are more than enthusiastic about the idea of holding me accountable for excessive iPhone usage, particularly in their presence.This tactic, coupled with scheduling phone-prohibitive activities such as manicures, a night at the movies, or dinner at a fancy restaurant, can help keep one present and engaged with the people in front of you, which is way more rewarding than checking your Instagram likes.How to Actually Put Your Phone Away For Real This Time Man Repeller
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It s a limited niche audience if you re just covering new startups and entrepreneurship.O'Reilly: Isn t that a good thing, though?You obviously know the Disrupt series, we are doing the Crunchies, and all these things.For the Super Bowl, with NFL at Stanford, we did this huge conference about the future of the stadium where we had pre-selected startups that pitched new ideas to NFL.We did eight hours of live and are still doing huge amounts of live programming across HuffPost.At the same time, also a couple of years ago, we launched Build, which is our in-house conference series, and is streaming four to six hours live every day.We have actually been leaning into it before it became this huge thing that it is right now, which obviously makes it easier for us because we have a good perspective of what works across our properties.What are you on the hunt for?Maymann: We look at ourselves as a global company and obviously we have done things to help bolster that over the last year and a half.We took over Microsoft s properties, to monetize those and their ad sales team, which gave us reach and scale in markets where we were not in.It s run by this amazing guy called Bryn Mooser who used to work at the Peace Corps for 10 to 15 years, then saw what technology could do in those areas and started to produce content ... and this year was nominated for an Oscar award.Because if we had to wait for adoption of tens of millions of people to buy Oculus Rift then obviously this might be a play that wouldn t materialize for the next five yearsBryn showed how they had used $400 GoPro cameras to create these kinds of experiences and that makes it very accessible to news organizations, to individuals, to brands to go out to experiment and create these kinds of immersive experiences.
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Seven months after its release, Adele's record-setting album "25" is finally available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Amazon Prime, according to Rolling Stone.Adele famously held off on featuring "25" on streaming services upon its release back in November, citing a personal distaste for the medium."For me, all albums that come out, I'm excited about leading up to release day.I download it, and I buy a physical copy just to make up for the fact that someone else somewhere isn't."With physical copy and download sales alone, Adele's album sold 3.38 million in its first week and became just the sixth album to sell more than 8 million copies in the US since 2001.Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.NOW WATCH: How to use Facebook s awesome new 360-degree photo featureLoading video...
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One search phrase marked rise in popularity soon after the closing of the ballot boxes is interesting, but it does not like to draw too many conclusions. The company released the early morning around 2 am Finnish time on Twitter one particularly interesting information: - 250% spike in the search "what happens if we leave the EU" within the last hour. At that point, ballot boxes were already closed in the UK. The Verge grabbed tviittiin wondering, are not even the British understand what voting. However, search The spike does not necessarily mean that the British people would have voted in favor of EU difference in realizing its consequences. The Vergen opinion writing to forget, for example, the possibility that the search term is to become activated to, above all, those who voted in the EU on behalf of the retention and night hours began to prepare for the opposite outcome.
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He raised an eyebrow and threw his cards on the table to reveal... four bearded kings.Troi let out a dejected gasp and reached down to remove her boots."No, lieutenant commander, shoes don't count," Riker said firmly, motioning upwards with his glass.Star Trek rights co-holders CBS and Paramount have come together to make things easier for people who might want to set their own fiction pieces in the Trek universe, assembling a list of ten key points to observe so you don't make the news when being sued for using someone else's copyrighted material.Other seemingly arbitrary rules state that any homebrew video must include the phrase "A Star Trek Fan Production" in its title so viewers know Paramount and CBS aren't using dogs in hats as aliens, plus it has to be noncommercial and must be amateur -- as in no one can be paid to be in it, so there's definitely no trying to raise £100k on Kickstarter to get Brent Spiner in to do a 45-second cameo.Star Trek via Hollywood Reporter Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?
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The app purported to be a crowdsourced way for people to help migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea by spotting satellite images in "real-time."As both @SwiftOnSecurity and Rosyna Keller were quick to point out earlier this week, the app didn t use real-time satellite data at all, much less provide a functioning way for users of the app to actually contact MOAS.Popular Science even quoted a satellite imagery expert, Leopold Romeijn, who said that such an app would be prohibitively expensive.In a June 19 statement, Grey Group s Singapore office, which developed the app, said the app was in "testing mode.To which he replied: "Criteria for the Cannes Lions in Promo and Activation category: 20 percent strategy; 30 percent idea; 20 percent execution; 30 percent impact and results.Many projects are presented as proof of concept to be finalized."
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As soon as the summer arrives, along with the sometimes warmer weather comes the inevitable wave of iPhone rumours.Apple tradition these days is that the next generation of iPhone is revealed each September – we ve already had the added bonus of the SE being revealed in March – but an iPhone 7 is still very much on the cards for early autumn.View photosMore Julie Jacobson/AP The long-standing rumour for the 2016 iPhone is that Apple will remove the headphone jack from the phone, sparking a mass-market move to wireless headphones and those which connect via USB-C, the connector that is working its way onto new smartphones and Apple is rumoured to be considering adopting too, having already launched it on the MacBook.But, according to the Wall Street Journal, that might be it for innovation this year, because Apple is considering holding off on the big changes until 2017, which marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone s launch.Instead, the technology giant wants to mark the anniversary in style, it s been suggested with a major overhaul that could involve a wraparound OLED display for the first time.Of course this also leaves the question of what this year s iPhone will be called if iPhone 7 is held off until next year.
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Star TrekTo teleport from one place to another has, and still remains, one of the most sought-after technologies since it was first conceived in the writings of our greatest science fiction authors.Few won t have gawped at Star Trek s transporter and while we ve managed to conquer many of the technologies first outlined in the series this one has evaded us so far.According to The Telegraph, a multi-trillion pound development program for Putin would include creating a teleportation device in the next 20 years.Then of course there s the revelation that to even have a hope of teleporting a real human you then have to find a way of transporting all the information that we contain.Back in 2013 a team at the University of Leicester worked out that it would take somewhere in the region of 350,000 times the age of our current universe to teleport all the information that comprises a single human being.That s quite a long time, and a considerable distance in capability from the mere seconds it takes Captain Kirk to beam from an alien planet to the U.S.S.
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He's already announced that he will be staying in D.C. after office, but he also might try his hand in the venture capital market.In an interview with Bloomberg, Obama voiced his little-known inclination towards the private sector, specifically Silicon Valley and the VC scene."When pressed further, Obama pointed out biomedical sciences as a particular interest of his, being a topic the president is able to "sit and listen and talk to folks for hours about.If you think of the President's office like the CEO of America, or its chairman of the board, then becoming a businessman after office begins to make more sense.Gathering and organizing a top-notch political team began before the 2008 election, and required Obama to demonstrate his leadership chops to not just the American people, but also his staffers.Besides, after dealing with divisive partisan politics for 8 years, the private sector might even be easier than his public office.And your competitors weren't simply promoting their own products, but were continually saying how your products were the worst that were ever invented and will cause a civilizational crisis."If you get a good idea, and you organize some people to support you, and you learn from your mistakes, you can create something entirely new."
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When a fluid—a category that includes gases and liquids—flows into something, the force it exerts is equal to half of its density multiplied by the area it s pushing against and the square of its speed:We already have the speed to use: 25 mph, or about 37 feet per second.Now, these funhouses weigh an average of about 250 pounds, but the wind is only fighting the force of friction, which is much less than that:The friction equation has only two variables.There s W, which is the weight of the object in this case, the bouncy castle , and there s mu, which is the coefficient of friction.As soon as they hit any sort of hump, they bound a bit into the air—and once they re up, strong gusts can keep them there.Alternatively, they can start to tip, letting the wind get underneath to push from all sides.The wind flowing over the bouncy castle has a lower pressure than the air inside—assuming the wind doesn t get into the bouncy castle, of course.
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One of the significant changes in this year's model is expected to be the removal of the headphone plug, which would make the phones thinner with improved water resistance capacity.Well known KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the new iPhones are expected to be a millimetre thinner than the current model.According to sources, the changes that Apple is planning to introduce such as the curved screen are not ready for this year's model.The changes expected are a complete OLED screen eliminating the home button and building the fingerprint sensor directly onto the display.Talking about the sales part, when Apple introduced the iPhone with a bigger display in 2014, sales rose to 37% in the fiscal year ending September 2015.So is the case with iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which had a similar screen size but included a faster processor, new touch screen features along with better cameras.
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Tesla attempts to buy solar panel firm SolarCity to make it a no brainer one-stop-shop for electric car and clean energy installation.Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/ReutersElon Musk s Tesla electric car company has made an offer to buy Musk s solar power company, SolarCity, for as much as $2.8bn in stock in an attempt to make a one-stop-shop for cleaner energy.Musk described the deal as a no-brainer , saying: Instead of making three trips to a house to put in a car charger and solar panels and battery pack, you can integrate that into a single visit.Yet both have fared well in the stock market, particularly Tesla, largely thanks to Musk being widely viewed as a visionary since he co-founded online payment service PayPal in 1998.SolarCity is run by Musk s first cousins, the chief executive, Lyndon Rive, and his brother, Peter, who is also a founder of the company and its chief technology officer.More than a decade later, SolarCity has become the top US residential solar installer thanks to a no-money-down financing scheme that allows homeowners to pay for their solar panels through a monthly fee that is less than what they would pay their local utility.
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