Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of September 28th…
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, full trailer
Contributed by Wil Alambre and Julian Moffatt over the course of September 27th…
- Welcome To Westworld
YouTube Go allows users to save videos for offline viewing, giving options over quality and file size so it's clear how much data a download will use. Designed and developed with Indian users in mind, who will be able to test the app first before a broader rollout, YouTube Go is intended to work more effectively in areas where connectivity is more limited.
Elon Musk's Mars colonization announcement
Elon Musk will specify his plans for making humans a multi-planetary species during a one-hour speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. The event is scheduled for 2:30PM ET, and will hopefully provide more insight into Musk’s colonization plans, which have been something of a mystery up until now.
HTML 5.1 Implementation Guide
With HTML 5.1 promoted from “Release Candidate” to “Proposed Recommendation", it could replace 5.0 as the current HTML standard within a few months. Time to brush up on what the new standard brings to the table.
Lens Flair from Snap Inc.
If you have teenagers in your house, you know all about SnapChat. Well, Snap Inc. is about to launch a "toy" that goes on your face in the form of glasses. These glasses look like they will allow you to take photos of what you are seeing and post them to SnapChat. Filters and all. Interesting to watch as the battle for who owns digital photography heats up.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of September 26th…
- Simpsons Time
Roku's newly announced box replaces the old Roku 1, and is priced to compete with Google's Chromecast. An interesting, low-priced option for anyone looking for a streaming video boxes for their televisions.
The version of Allo available today stores all non-incognito messages by default — a clear change from Google's earlier statements that the app would only store messages transiently and in non-identifiable form.
Snapchat reintroduced its brand under the new monkier "Snap Inc", and announced new hardware in the form of video-recording sunglasses called ‘Spectacles’.
Shomi shutting down
Today, shomi announced the streaming service will be shutting down operations as of November 30, 2016.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of September 21st…
macOS 10.12 Sierra: The Ars Technica review
Andrew Cunningham and Lee Hutchinson provide an in-depth review of the newly released macOS 10.12 Sierra.
Allo is yet another attempt at a Google instant messaging platform, and while Google insists it won't shut down its current IM product, Google Hangouts, it's hard to imagine the new thing not replacing the old thing.
Opera's Free VPN
After testing out a built-in VPN in the beta version earlier this year, the company is now rolling out the same service on its main software stream. That means if you download the latest version of the browser, Opera 40, you get a free VPN with unlimited data.
Wait... so YouTube's plan for improving its much maligned content review system is... free volunteer work from people who comment on YouTube videos? Have they ever *read* a YouTube comment thread?
- Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of September 20th…
SanDisk officals unveils a prototype SD card with 1 terabyte of memory!
Google confirms October 4th event
A reports claim October 4 would see the launch of the two Pixel phones, along with Google Home, the company's answer to the Amazon Echo; Daydream VR, the company's answer to the Samsung Gear VR; and a Chromecast capable of 4K playback.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of September 16th…
Introducing OpenType Variable Fonts
Version 1.8 of the OpenType font format specification introduces an extensive new technology, affecting almost every area of the format. An OpenType variable font is one in which the equivalent of multiple individual fonts can be compactly packaged within a single font file. This is done by defining variations within the font, which constitute a single- or multi-axis design space within which many font instances can be interpolated.
Custom Elements V1 in Chrome 54 Beta
Gmail and Inbox support CSS mediaqueries in emails
"This is just one part of an overall effort to expand CSS support in Gmail and to give email designers more control over how their messages are rendered."
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of September 15th…
- Remix OS Player
Desktop apps make their way into the Windows Store
Ars Technica that traditional desktop Windows applications can now be distributed and sold through the Windows Store, with the note-taking application Evernote being one of the first to use this new capability.
The main new feature is a News Feed for each video creator, letting them post text updates, live videos, GIFs, images, and more to their channel subscribers. Posts will show up in fans’ Subscription feeds, or they can opt-in to get a notification when there’s a new post.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of September 13th…
iOS 10: The MacStories Review
After working on it for three months, Federico Viticci posts his in-depth, thirty-one page iOS 10 review.
Instagram Rolling Out Comment Filter
Made available Monday in Instagram's settings under "Comments," the tool offers users a "hide inappropriate comments" option. If you toggle it on, the app will block a pre-selected set of offensive words chosen by the company. Users can also customize a list of keywords they don't want to see.
Longer Tweets Coming September 19th
Beginning September 19th, the company will cut down on exactly which types of content count toward the platform's 140-character limit. Media attachments (images, GIFs, videos, polls, etc.) and quoted tweets will no longer reduce the count.
Contributed by Wil Alambre and Max Chiriac over the course of September 12th…
Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
The Raspberry Pi Foundation now has an ‘unashamedly premium’ starter kit. Costs around $175 CDN and has pretty much everything you need to DIY a little computer. Currenty only available in the UK, but will be coming to other markets around the world "over the next few weeks."
HP To Aquire Samsung Printer Segment For $1.05 billion
HP will also acquire over 6,500 patents pertaining to printing and Samsung printing's team of 1,300 researchers and engineers.
- Winnipeg's Worst Drivers 5
- Shin Godzilla
Why Winnipegâs Transit System Revived the Old-Timey Token
Wired posts an article about Winnipeg’s transit token system.