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To fulfill his flow-finding mission, Mr Wheal wants to bring what he calls his Dojo Domes to locations around the world. Mr Wheal began to envision gatherings of this sort in 2007, while he was teaching at Esalen, the spiritual retreat in California. Reading Stealing Fire, Mr Lang-Willar said, he became convinced that nothing less than a cultural awakening was underway. Sign Up You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services.
Don't want the new iPhone? Try these smartphone alternatives
Three new versions of the iPhone have just been announced, and while they may be light years ahead of Apple's previous models, they may not be for everyone. The idea proved to be nothing more than a gimmick for consumers, so LG scrapped it for the G6. The phones also offer similar form factors to the iPhone, meaning those who are switching from Apple's flagship phone should be comfortable with the Pixel's dimensions.
What binge-watching bloody movies at TIFF taught us about the modern horror genre
Instead, this year I saw a lot of horror movies, though not as many as you did, Bryan. I thought we should talk through some of the lessons we learned about horror at TIFF this year. Great horror movies usually use all the audiovisual tools at their disposal, and I have zero gripes with a perfectly executed jump-scare. Genre movies, and horror specifically, are wonderful opportunities to explore larger themes and ideas within the guise of bloody entertainment.
The Volvo XC40 is the fashionable SUV you can buy like a phone
When it reaches showrooms next year, the XC40 will be available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower. A plug-in hybrid will be offered later, Volvo officials said Thursday at the Milan event where the car was revealed. Also expect a fully electric model of this size from Volvo in the next couple of years. This is Volvo's smallest vehicle aimed at a more tech-aware and city-dwelling audience, the XC40 is being introduced with some new services.
Heat Signature is a thrilling space heist story generator
Unfortunately, information on its whereabouts costs money - money Corvus doesn't have, but money he could make by sneaking onto spaceships. This is the core of Heat Signature, the latest release from Gunpoint creator Suspicious Developments. As he was being escorted, the ship pulled into a friendly space station, where my mercenary was captured instead. Though much of Heat Signature is random, it's all seeded in such a way that creates these wonderful, unique stories.
Mercedes to invest $1 billion at Tuscaloosa, add 600 jobs
Germany's Daimler AG says its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division will invest $1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant. The company says it will make future electric SUVs under Mercedes' EQ sub-brand there and will also build a new battery plant, adding 600 new jobs in the region. Mercedes executive Markus Schaefer said in a statement Thursday that with the addition of electric SUVs to our future fleet, we will provide discerning drivers with a new, high-quality automotive option.
Kodak made a Facebook chatbot that tries to sell you prints of old photos
That's the problem with the low-level artificial intelligence that's starting creep into the corners of our lives. It understands the data more than the user, so inadvertent algorithmic cruelty is a very possible result. There's no option to shoo away images of people or times in your life you might not want to remember. Folks like me, who've been on Facebook since 2004, have an enormous catalog of them stored on the social media platform that we've largely forgotten.
Alibaba's Jack Ma: 'I don't have time to spend money'
It appears the richest man in Asia does not have time to spend all those earnings. I don't have time to spend money, he said. People say, 'Jack, you can spend money better than government, better than the other guys. In a CNBC interview in 2014, Ma said being the richest man in Asia can be a pain. Earlier this month, Alibaba celebrated its 18th anniversary, highlighted by a performance by Ma dressed as pop legend Michael Jackson.
Moto G5S Plus comes to the US this month for $230
After launching around the world last month, Motorola's Moto G5S Plus will come to the US on September 29th, with preorders for the phone beginning today. The phone is an enhanced version of the Moto G5 Plus, which came out earlier this year for $230. Neither version is water resistant, though Motorola says the phone has a water repellant coating.
Experian allows users to undo a credit freeze just by knowing a handful of breachable facts
Experian's online PIN-recovery system could let attackers undo a credit freeze just by figuring a few easy facts. Experian makes it easy to undo a credit freeze, resetting a subject's PIN through an easily accessible account recovery page. That page only asks for a person's name, address, date of birth, and Social Security number when someone wants to retrieve their credit freeze PIN. Although Experian's recovery system isn't great, it's still a good idea to put a credit freeze on your accounts.
Tesla denies claims that it tried to block unionizing effort
Tesla Inc is denying claims that it tried to prevent employees from passing out union leaflets at its Fremont, California, factory. The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Tesla earlier this month, citing multiple incidents at its Fremont assembly plant. Some workers allege that Tesla's security guards refused to let them pass out leaflets about the United Auto Workers union.
Fed agency urging corporate cybersecurity upgrades is hacked
According to the SEC, the breach was discovered last year, but the possibility of illicit trading was uncovered only last month. It did not explain why the hack itself was not revealed sooner, or which individuals or companies may have been impacted. Those documents can cause enormous movements in the market, sending billions of dollars in motion in fractions of a second.
A tiny version of the Asus Chromebook Flip comes to the US for $299
The Asus Chromebook Flip C101, a smaller version of the C302 profiled here as the best Chromebook you can get this year, can now be preordered on Amazon and the Asus website for $299. The C101 has a 10.1-inch touchscreen, is 0.6 inches thick, and has an ARM-based Rockchip RK3399 quad-core processor. Asus claims it'll get nine hours of battery life per charge. With its tiny 10.1-inch screen, however, the C101 is best used on the go.
Google, Twitter, Reddit, others could be drawn into a probe by the U.S. Congress into Russia and the 2016 election
To that end, Twitter is set to brief staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is leading the probe, next week. Even now, the Virginia Democrat told Recode, he remains troubled by the way in which Google displayed search results related to the 2016 election. Burr has not formally set a date, nor have companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter received official requests to testify. The Senate probe is one of two efforts by lawmakers to study suspected Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Watch the first trailer for Wes Anderson's stop-motion movie Isle of Dogs
The first trailer for Wes Anderson's upcoming stop-motion animation project, Isle of Dogs, is here, and it looks like a very Anderson-esque mix of sci-fi and twee. The movie is set in a futuristic Japan, where an outbreak of dog flu has necessitated a mass canine quarantine by the government. A young boy pilot named Atari Kobayashi flies to the island to find his sequestered dog, while the evil Mayor Kobayashi tries to stop him.
Amazon is bringing 2,000 jobs in advertising, fashion to New York City
Amazon is reportedly interested in entering the sports and entertainment tickets business, according to a report Aug 10, 2017 from Reuters. The Internet giant announced Thursday that it plans to bring more than 2,000 jobs to the city over the next three years, promising to create roughly 6,000 jobs across New York state by 2019. Next year, Amazon will open a new office in Manhattan, which will be located within the giant Hudson Yards development project.
iOS 11: How to get the most out of the new Control Center
One of the biggest changes in iOS 11 for most users is the new Control Center, which Apple has completely overhauled with a new design that puts everything from the old, multi-pane system in one central location. The biggest addition might be the fact that after years of waiting, Apple is finally letting users customize parts of Control Center. To help out, we've put together some of the best ways to make the most of the new Control Center.
Huawei's Mate 10 Lite will come with four cameras
They'll be a little different from what we've come to expect with dual cameras. Both the front and back will have a main camera, and each of those will be paired with a 2-megapixel buddy. To keep ahead of that competition, a company can either up the resolution, crank the image processing software, or increase the number of cameras. More cameras mean you have to be more careful with tuning everything on the software side, from the performance to the resulting effects.
CCleaner malware targeted internal networks at Google, Microsoft, and Samsung
The malware attack on Windows utility CCleaner may have been more targeted and sophisticated than it seemed. New posts from Avast and Cisco's Talos research group detail the findings, as first reported by Wired. Ntdev.corp.microsoft.com is an internal domain for Windows developers, while hq.gmail.com appears to be the internal Gmail instance for Google employees. The nature of the two-stage payload suggests the attack was targeted, aiming to break into specific companies rather than compromise millions of computers at once.
The Best Xbox One Gaming Headphones
As I mentioned above, every single one of the headsets I list below will work with the Xbox One. The headsets listed below are down here for a reason, all of them have some kind of feature that won't actually work with the Xbox. As far as Xbox gaming goes, the Revolver S doesn't offer that much more in terms of performance than the original Revolvers. A great headset for PC gaming doesn't quite make the cut on the Xbox One.

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