Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson just announced a new movie co-starring Siri

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Steve Jobs isn’t the only famous Apple figure that can be turned into movies (or an opera, evidently.) Tomorrow, your favorite bad listener voice assistant Siri will star in its own film featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I wish I was kidding. The movie, titled The Rock x Siri: Dominate The Day, is a collaboration between Johnson and Apple — think of it as an extended commercial similar to what the company did with Taylor Swift and Apple Music last year. Except instead of a series of short,…
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Community and fandom ruled Pokémon Go Fest amid devastating technical problems

Community and fandom ruled Pokémon Go Fest amid devastating technical problems
To put it lightly, Pokémon Go Fest, Niantic’s first in-person event for the game, did not go as planned. Roughly 20,000 fans came to Chicago’s Grant Park for the fest, which promised Trainers (the game’s name for players) a chance to catch a variety of pokémon, team challenges throughout the day, an exclusive medal to unlock, special rewards, and of course, the opportunity to meet and spend time with Pokémon Go community members from around the globe. …
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Sell your crappy MS Paint creations in this very zen art simulation game

Sell your crappy MS Paint creations in this very zen art simulation game
They say art is a good outlet for expressing your thoughts and feelings, but since I’m not one to keep a notebook full of doodles, I have found peace within Passpartout: The Starving Artist, a recently released game where you make MS Paint-style drawings and sell them for your digital livelihood. The game is super simple: you start out in a garage with nothing but your canvas and small art stand, painting away until local Parisian passerbys stop to offer you money. your garage is an art facto…
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How This Security Startup Is Plugging A Critical Gap In Enterprise IoT Platforms

How This Security Startup Is Plugging A Critical Gap In Enterprise IoT Platforms
Over the last two decades enterprise IT has matured to handle identity, authentication and authorization of endpoints and users. Today it is common to find technologies such as SAML and OAuth that provide single sign on (SSO) capabilities to both internal and external users. Various techniques including antivirus and antimalware combined with proven endpoint management tools are used to protect desktops, laptops, networking devices, servers and other IT assets. Identity and Access Management (IA…
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Pokémon Go gives festival attendees a free Lugia after connectivity issues plagued the event

Pokémon Go gives festival attendees a free Lugia after connectivity issues plagued the event
After rough start to Pokémon Go Fest, Niantic’s first in-person event for its breakout game, the company has announced that all registered attendees will automatically have the legendary pokémon Lugia added to their accounts. Prior to the event, the company teased that legendary pokémon are headed to the game, and the reveal for what specific pokémon is coming was supposed to happen in a form of a co-operative raid. That, of course, didn’t actually happen, as connectivity issues rendered the …
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I'm concerned about the dirt on my rip-off Supreme phone case

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Weird Phone Case of the Month is a monthly series in which we live with, and subsequently review, our time with a phone case. Phone cases are one of our only ways to express individuality with our smartphones, so what do our phone case choices say about us? This month's phone case had potential. I wanted it to be a favorite of mine, as blocks are cool, as is the color red, but unfortunately, it just didn't work out. The case got so, so dirty. Terrifyingly dirty, actually. It looks worse than …
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After AlphaBay and Hansa, there are only more dark web takedowns to come

After AlphaBay and Hansa, there are only more dark web takedowns to come
This week, police announced the takedown of two of the dark web’s largest marketplaces for illegal goods: AlphaBay and its substitute, Hansa. Through a combination of online and conventional detective work, federal agents shut down these two hubs of criminal trade and arrested the major players involved. It’s a substantial blow to the dark web’s community of consumers, who had taken to AlphaBay, and then, Hansa, after Silk Road 2 went under. Still, this kind of website can be extremely persi…
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New discounts on the Sennheiser HD 650 headphones, DJI Mavic drone, and more tech deals

New discounts on the Sennheiser HD 650 headphones, DJI Mavic drone, and more tech deals
This week, Massdrop brought back the Sennheiser HD 650 deal we covered last month, but for even cheaper. Its special edition 6XX headphones are now down to $200 until July 30th — matching what the company offered last November. Our other favorite deal also happens to be at Massdrop: get $50 off the DJI Mavic Drone with a free carrying case. And if you’re not sick of seeing another Samsung Galaxy S8 sale, the company just launched a new deal allowing you to get a total of $300 off the S8. Not …
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Credo Of Successful Digital Enterprises: People First, Technology Second

Credo Of Successful Digital Enterprises: People First, Technology Second
There’s been no end to the talk of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robots squeezing people out of the enterprise. Let me add a different perspective. The human is, and all always will be, at the center of the enterprise. It takes humans to organize technology – no matter how “intelligent” – in a way that it best serves customers. It takes humans to understand and ultimately deliver what markets demand, and to create new markets where none have previously existed. No organization ca…
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Can IBM Break Out Of Its Rut?

Can IBM Break Out Of Its Rut?
IBM’s stock closed at a 52 week low of $147.08 on Friday the day after it reported its June quarter results. When you dig into IBM’s second quarter results you discover that it is another quarter of disappointment. Revenue of $19.3 billion was about $150 million below the Street’s estimate and was the 21st straight quarters of lower year over year revenue (18 quarters when adjusted for currency impacts). While reported EPS of $2.97 beat the consensus projection by $0.22 there was $0.19 in benefi…
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